The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, October 13, 1871, Image 1

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;n:i'ul lri':nH. love,
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viiiU' wins.;;- of sleep
()a nsy b )'i:n lie m1'.
.:'.! I cn;a, vhf:i the sea,-
la the jno-m'.- gentle light.
I'.e.U.s sol't o n the air.
!.;',;. (he !i;i'.-e o.f the night
H'ii: n the -kv a; d the ware
v e
a r tli-'ir Swltieht lilue.
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And the si
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a on the dew.
Co:ae In beaaiiC'il dream'!, love,
Oh! cat" and wedl stray
, !e year is covered
.i--. ins of May
;e,e si 1 sweet
id' the dove,
are a? soft
things of love ;
vims k iss the waves
ives kiss the beach,
i-A lips may catch
lessons they teach.
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A-S tilt! e;i,)
An 1 the a:;!e
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hi heantU'itl dreams, love,
i.-;ij, and wedl fly
wo winged fpirifs
: -e thrle.t-jli the sky ;
and c'.af p-d in hand
e:r dream-wings wedl go.
V,i:h h
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Vi'.'.et e ; h.
Ave U.
An 1 oa ii
vtrifliglit ana inooni'gui
-,)hvx their glow :
bright clouds will linger
and gold,
r h ill enw
they behold.
Ac of ixdrolcuni, for
:i;t le in" May, 1801, a
i years ri2;o, ami con-
a i
t, w:is
1 of
tor the voar bcmjr
1.500 O'J! ) :tHui:'. 'i lie exports lor
1870 reaclie.l the enormous amount
of 1 1 1,00:000 gallon, wliile tlie
home eonsiunptton is stated to Ie
etjual to one half the quantity ex
f orte.1, or 70,500,000 gallons per
'titnatin,; its value at
'only twenty cents
gallon, gives
a revenue from this one
souree ot
s-t'2,a00,oo, a.ii oi wiiien is cuuni
ol 1v ''(.'nnsylvaiiia. The inex-
bo,,ct n.i,
iirtUSIlOie q nail III a'S ui leiruienm
existing in that State may be in
ferred from the fact the daily av-
! . , f 1 w i-Mo 111 I In.
t of the wells in
CeiUUer, ltbs, was iu,-wv g;inuns,
t 1
while in 1 ecembc-r of 1870, it had
risen to 15,2 1 1
lllon:. Belgium
and England are our largest cus
tomers." Antwerp taking the lead
from the commencement and hold
iugit at the -.resent time. Pennsyl
vania r.iav be trulv said to grease
the wheel
and light
of .European industry,
ilie laboring classes of
cut. S. J Cont)n:r'ial
that coat:
A (loop S i ; ! ; i :sTi ( i N". In
fen ii g a wretch who had been
3roven guilty of" a criminal out
rage tinon a child Judge liedf'ord
lafed vesu-rday that
lie v use at; ins
the next session of L
'H his i n !i iti'iiee at
gislature to
have t!
enee a capital
and punisnaoie wuu me
penalty. At present the
punishment that can oe
a war.
the i
.d is twenty vears1 imprison
In this, as" in all the Judge's
thought ful suggestions for
mrove'.uent of our criminal
he carries with him the
svmpathv of the people.
1 he crime lie now strikes at is one
that awakens the most intense
loathing and horror in every heart,
and lis frequency of late years de
mands severer measurers of repres
sion. As the Jud-Te said, "the vil-
w.ho can perpetrate such an
net- k i,At fa U,-., "
So long a;
remains among us it
cannot be belter employed than in
disposing of hideous monsters who
are a scandal and reproach to hu
?uan nature. Xetc York Herald.
i it ere
is a svlvan curiosity in
Georgia. Two" pine trees, five
f et apart at the base, come to
gether thirteen feet above, then
separate, until again twenty feet
above, forming a. single top.
If the ants give air example of
industry, it is much more than a
good many uncles do.
ihe Advance to Despotism.
Our special of the Cth from
Washington says that the question
of the President's power under the
Ku-Klux bill had, at a Cabinet
meeting, been referred to the At
torney General for his opinion.
The act cf Congress is too plain
to need any opinion on its various
features. It confers on the Presi
dent imperial power. lie is by it
empowered to declare martial law
; in any part or the btnte, m a
whole State, and in all the States
- 50 at the same time. lie isempower
j ed to suspend the writ of habeas
; corpus anywhere and everywhere.
. He is empowered to set aside State
: courts and United States Courts,
.; and substitute in their stead mili
I tarv commissions organized to con
I vict. lie is empowered to depose
j the Governor of a State and ap-
point a military officer to perform
j gubernatorial duties. And all that
I he is empowered by the Ku-Klux
! bill to do at his own individual
' discretion, he being made the
j judge of the necessity for the ex-
civile of such autocratic powers,
j The question then submitted to
: the Attorney General for his opin
ion must relate to the constitution
ality of the Ku-Klux act. If that
is the state of the case, it indicates
a returning sense of regard for the
Constitution, which has been the
subject of liadical contempt for
some years past. I bit how Mr,
Akerman, the Attorney General,
will decide, lie has not left us at
liberty to doubt. He has already
given his opinion, under oath, that,
under the recent so called amend
ments to the Federal Constitution,
the character of the Government
is 'completely changed from what
it was under the old Constitution.
States hereafter, are to hold their
autonomy only on goo 1 behavior
and at the sufferance of Congress.
That the States may, at any time
Congre.-s chooses so to declare, be
stripped of their functions and re
modeled entirely. At a meeting
of the Reconstruction Committee
of Congress Air. Aker nan was
present as a witness. He then and
there declared, under oath :
"In my judgement Congress un
der the amendment of the Consti
tution, has the rtyJtt to remodel fXe
!', i'iuiii at of a a if f'ti't'f;-. icJtK'h
f('s to do jas' ice as reouhu d under
tu.'f article of the Constitution
Question. "Then it comes to
this that Congress may call a con
vention in any State to re vie v. and
amend its Constitution!"
To which 31 r.
Akerman res-
sp- tudet 1 :
"I think so: I have no doubt
of the fact that Con ;ress possesses
giwh j-niri r under that amendment
of the Constitution.5
It will be seen that, in the opin
ion of the present Attorney Gen
eral of the United States, Congress
possesses, under the Fourteenth
Amendment, complete supervisory
power over me mates, mat it can
... ,
remodel Mate governments, that
it can call State Conventions to re-
model and amend State Const itu-
tions. In other words, that the re-
cent revolution has put aside the
Oid Former Republic and consti-
tuted a National Government al-
most without limitation, which,
under the direction of Congress
can set aside State Governors" and
appoint military straps in their
dace, can abolish civil State tri-
bunais and substitute t heretor mil-
., , ,,p-
itary tribunals; can suspend all
civil writs and order all process of
arrest and execution to be done by
military power. We repeat, that ous catalogue of financial corrup
it is not difficult to determine in tion wrought in open day by the
advance what will be the decision
of such an Attorney General on
the question submitted to him by
the Cabinet Council. It will be in
favor of the exercise of arbitrary
power. Cinciniaa'i JJeajairo'.
Maki: a Bkoinmxo. How
many a poor, idle, hesitatmg,erring
outcast is now creeping, crawling
his way through the world, who
might have held up his head and
prospered if, instead of putting off encounters the notorious ami m
his resolutions of amendment and famous fact with discreet silence,
industry lie hail made a beginning,
A beginning, and a srood beerin-
ning, too, is necessary. The first
weed pulled up m the garden ; the
first time a manly "I will" is said;
the first seed put in the ground;
the first pound put in the savings'
bank, and the first mile traveled in State and nation, and troni the op
a journey are all important things, pressive burdens of debt and tax-
fhey make a beginning; and
thereby a hope, a promise, an as-
surance is held out that you are in
earnest in what you have under-1
At a spiritual meeting the other
evening, a gentleman requested
the medium to ask what amuse
ments were most popular in the
spiritual world. The reply was,
"Reading our own
obituary no
Truth is violated by falsehood,
and it may be equally outraged by
Radical C: eek-
We accord with the New Hamp
shire Patriot on its article concern
ing Radical taxation. The virtu
ous indignation of the Radical
press and leaders over the alleged
"frauds in Xew York," is the most
remarkable exhibition of "cheek"
ever perpetrated. According to
the admission and declaration of
men of the highest authority in
their own party, their reign has
exhibited more stupendous frauds
and corruption, in State and nation
al affairs, than was ever before
known in any country. Under
them, official corruption has been
the rule, official honesty the excep
tion. It has been publicly pro
claimed by men high in position
among them, that a much larger
portion of money paid by the peo
ple in taxes has been stolen by dis
honest officials than devoted to the
purposes for which it was nomin
ally raised. Indeed, corruption,
profligacy, fraud and knavery
have charactei ized their rule for
ten years, and from its marked
features, leaving as the results,
enormous public debts and im
poverishing taxation. Yet in the
face of this, known of all men and
acknowledged by every honest
one, the organs and leaders of this
corrunt party have the cheek7 to
express the most holy horror ot the
comparativel" small frauds which
they allege against the Democratic
authorities of Xew Yrok City.
Admitting the facts in regard to
Xew York to be as they allege,
their outcry is but a repetition of
"the pot calling the kettle black."
Look at the result, of Radical
rule in some of the Southern States.
In Louisiana, in 18GS, the State
debt was 814,500,000; they have
increased it in three years to -ift,-000,000.
In 18GG, the State tax
was 37 cents on yl00 ; in 1871 it
is 2, with nevertheless an excess
of expenditures over receipts of
8,778,018 15 ! Take North Caro
lina. In 1S0S the State debt was
11,000,000. It is now 810,000,
000, and the State tax required to
meet all expenses amounts to live
dollars on the hundred! In Arkan
sas, the debt in 1808 was 3,000,
00e. It is now 0,000,000. In
Texas, in 18G8, the State needs re
quired a levy of -s34i,2G3 30,
which was provided by means ot
a tax of fifteen cents on the hun
dred dollars. In 1871 the expense:
are raised to i,uo-J ana
til ) annual tax to 2 25 on the
hundred. In Georgia the State
bills in 1800 amount ed to 8002,
G00 : in 1.870 to 8 ly 70,021 02, be
raised to 5. 837.053 88,
sides an indefinite amount raised
on bombs and spent. In 1800 the
total bonded debt of Georgia was
0,554,450. In 1871 the registered
bonded debt of the State amounts
to 20,13 ,oo0, while i iovernor
Bullock has the privilege, granted
him by act of Legislature, and
which he is using liberally to utter
bonds to the additional amount of
?ou,uuiv,uu- j. m.-- .n- ia nen-
.. 1 t 1 1 n
mens oi a noiesaie roooery an over
the South, and, astounding as they
are, the exhibit is trilling com-
pareu wuu uie pnmuer oi Ji.aoi-
calism m every branch ot tlie bed-
era I Government.
Remarking upon these facts the
Washington Patriot asks, "what
does the liadical party say to
these figures, and to the notorious
circumstances attending them?
W hat has the party ami their ma-
oruy in v,ongiess, ;uiu uieir very
" i-
incorruptible press, naa 10 say lor
Georgia, and Louisiana, and South
Carolina, and the Jong and mfam-
shameless carpet-bag government?
Where will be found a single
voice in the Radical ranks to de
nounce these frauds and the sys
tem under which they are consum
mated ? The entire recent legisla
tion of Congress is directed to
perpetuate them ; the whole power
of Government to sustain the
thieves in authority, ami make
their political overthrow impossi-
ble ; the whole press ot the party
or be, Id and shameless effrontery.
The great outcry about "frauds m
New York" has been raised and is
being kept up solely for political
effect to direct public attention
from the stupendous corruption ami
knavery of the Radical party, in
ation resulting from them. It it the
"stop thief" cry of the guilty and
lieemg pickpocket, ana can uecen e
uo one. With daily occurring
frauds among their own officials,
which would astonish any people
hut those who have had ten years
rule, it requires an uncommon
supply of "cheek" for them to
talk of frauds in others. But they
have been so successful heretofore
in diverting the people's attention
while picking their pockets, that
thej- are embolden to continue the
experiment. The people have
lono- suffered themselv es thus to be
diverted and robbed. But there
are signs that this game cannot be
successfully played much longer ;
it seems to have been almost "play
ed out."
Young Wicbws
The sorrows of a youg widow
are not ended when she gets her
husband under ground, as will be
seen by the following extracts from
a letter written by a lady to the
Ifome Journal'.
Do you know, girl, what it is to
be a widow ? It is to be ten times
more open to. comment and criti
cism than any demoiselle could
possibly be. It is to have men
gaze as you pass, fast at you, then
at your black dress,and then at your
widow's cap, until your sensative
nerves quiver under the infliction.
It is to have one ill-natured person
say: "I wonder how long she will
wait before she marries again ?"
and another answer: "Until
gets a good chance,
I suppose."
It is now and then to meet a
glance of real sympathy, generally
from the poorest and humblest
woman that you meet, and feel
your eyes fill at the token so rare,
that it is, alas ! unlooked for. It is
to have your dear, fashionable
friends, condole with you after the
following fashion : "Oh, well ! it is
a dreadful loss; we know you feel
it, poor dear !" And in the next
breath : "You v, ill be sure to
marry again, and your widow's
cap is very becoming to you."
Do Nor Give Ui A gentle
man traveling in the northern
part of Ireland, heard the voices
of children and paused to listen.
Finding the sounds proceeded
i small building used
as a
louse, he drew near,
as the door was o:en
he entered.
and listened to the words the boys
were spelling.
"Why does that boy stand
there ?" .asked the gentleman.
"Oh, he's good for nothing," re
plied the teacher. "There's noth
ing in him. I can make nothing
of him. He's the most stupid boy
in the school."
The gentleman was surprised at
this answer. He saw that the
teacher was so stern and rough
that the younger and more timid
bovs were nearly crushed, lie
said a few kind words to him, then
placing his hands upon the noble
brow of the little fellow who stood
apart, he said : "One of these days
vou may be a flue scholar. Do
not give up, but try, my boy, try."
The soul of the (joy was roused.
His dormant intellect awoke. A
new purpose was formed. From
that hour he became studious and
ambitious to excel. And he did
become a fine scholar and the au
thor of a well-known commentary
on the ijioie a great ami gooo
man, beloved and honored. It
was Dr. Adam Clanc.
The secret of his success is
worth knowing.
"Don't give up, but try, my boy,
Done Enough for His Corx-
; .11:
TItV. A revoiuiionai v soiuier was
running for Congress, and his op
ponent was a young man who
'"had never been to the wars," and
it was the custom of the old sol
dier to tell of the hardships he had
endured. Said he. "Fellow citi
zens, I have fought and bled for
my country. I have helped to
whip the British and the Indians.
I have slept on the fie'cl of bad
tie with no other covering but the
canopy of heaven. I have walked
over the frozen ground till every
footstep was marked with blood."
Just about this time, one of the
greatly interested in his tale of
sufTctings, walked up in front of
the speaker, wiped the teni-s iVom
his eyes with the extremely of his
coat tail, and interrupted him with,
"Dil you say you had fought the
British and ho Ingins ?"
i es, sir,
"Did you say you had slept on
the ground while serving your
country with out any kiver ?"
"I did."
"Did you say your feet covered
the ground vou walked over with
blood ?"
"Yes," replied the speaker, ex
ultingl v.
"Well then," said the tearful
citizen, as he gave a sigh of pent
up emotion, "I guess I'll vote for
t'other tellow, Til be darned)if you
hain't done enough for your
What She Said. A young man
in Tennessee having popped the
question to his fair inamorata was
accepted, and this is what she said:
And she said in regards to heaven, we'd
try and learn its worth.
By staribv c hrcmcJi establishment, and run
ning it here on earth.
, ---- -
A dead negress at Louisville,
when about to be buried, astonish
ed the mourners by rising in her
coffin and asking: "What's de
matter dar?''
A Negro on Carpet -Baggers-
In the Afe printed at Iloustor
Texas, we find a speech of Senator
Matt Gaines, a cotton field negro
of Washington county, Avhich we
are informed repiesents very fairly
the thoughts ami feelings of the
sixty thousand negro voters of
that State. The Senator was ad
dressing his constituents in Bren
ham and giving them a general ac
count of liis stewardship as their
representative in the State Legis
lature. His indignation was di
rected chiefly against carpet-baggers,
as will be seen by the ex
tracts that we give below :
"It is time for colored people to
wake up. Little fellows like
Clark came down here from Con
necticut when everything was m a
state of distraction. We were un
organized, and did not know what
to do, and we took them up bob
tailed coat, tight pants, little gold
headed cane and all, and we have
fed them long enough on our own
chicken-pie. They are unthrifty
stock. There is no come-out in
them. I am better fitted for Con
gress than Clark, and there would
be more propriety in my being
there by the side of Greeley and
Sumner. These grand Republicans,
like Rub' from Maine, come down
here and would make you believe,
th.t they fought the whole war
through by themselves, and that
they tore Yicksburg down with
their own hands for your freedom,
and they will sleep in your beds
with vou, no
natter how louzy.
more pulling wool ever our
1 -
eyes. There are some old black
men here who have danced to the
music of the dinner horn, -and not
much dinner at that, ami who de
serve chicken pie, and are better
worthy of position than the. little
worms that have crawled into so
many offices. Those little fellows
are too weak to plough, and too
small to breed. They will wear
out our majorities. They never
had a descent suit of clothes till
they came down here from Con
necticut, or thereabouts, and got
offices. They used to hang round'
my desk, at Austin, and use my
stationery, and call me Senator
len they got office it
was Mr. Gaines, and after a time
it was Matt. I am tired of such
fellows living at our expense.
There is no use of having strength
unless you use it. These old
black fellows that have seen sights
and ought to be in Congress, and
would be if the wool had not been
pulled over their eyes, are made to
stand back. General Clark has
got proud in Congress, and I tell
you he has worn his tight pants
and switched his gold-headed cane
longenough at our expense. Where
are the school houses he promised
us? Not here. The United
States has paid him for all he has
done, and we owe him nothing.
Stephenson, like the rest, came
down here to speculate on the
black man, and he has been paid
too. There are plenty of them in
this district. They hardly speak
to vou now, and won't shake hands.
But just before the election they
will knock at your door before day
light to let you know that they are
candidates and will eat with you
out of your dirty skillets. It al
most makes me a Democrat to
think of such fellows, But I was
not raised a Democrat. I grad
uated in the cotton field
A KeXTCCKV Jl'lXiK AM) Pivokck. The
hr.pi'i's-l ;V ci'tvunmics attemlinjr d)0 inau
p;ia!i;iii of Governor Leslie, of Kentucky,
when the ;ied and infirm Chief Justice
U..tei-;son. after i.ihniai.steriii the oath of
nf.iee. tcadi ied his own resignation, have
revived i eniiniscences of the earlier part,
of the aired jurist's career. Anion:? other
aueodo'es of him tho Louisvjlle Courlvr- j
Journal tells the foilowinjx, the moral tone
of whiih is invigorating in these days of
free love and ether social abominations :
-In a divorco case which went to him
on appeal from this city. Logan vs. Logan,
his definition of marriage is not consider
ed purely from a dry. hard, technical
standpoint. The parties in the case had
married late in life and were seeking a
separation, which Judge Robertson was
not willing to grant. lie concludes his
opinion as follows : -And. though it was
not the lot of these venerable parties to
climb the hill of life together, yet, having
muted their destinies on its oeclining
steep, there can be no good reason why
they may not totter down it hand in hand
and sleep together at iis base' This
opinion, though delivered thirty years
ago, is still referred to by the bar through
out the State as the -John Anderson, my
Joe, case."'
Men speak too much about the world.
Each cne of us here. let the world go how
it will, and be victorious, or not victorious
has he not a life of his own to lead ? The
world's being saved will not save us ; nor
the world's being lost will not destroy us.
We should look to ourselves; there is
great merit here in the -duty of sta3'ing
at home'
"Are dose bells ringing for fire?"
inquired Simon Tiberius.
"No, indeed," answered Tibe;
"dey hab got plenty of fire, and
de bells are now ringing for water."
Long John Wentworth Opposed to the
Election of Horace Greeley.
Chicago Republican Interview.J
"What do you think of Mr.
Greeley's chance fcr the Presi
dency?" Mr. Wentworth burst into a tor
rent of profanity of such violence
that in three minutes the room was
flooded and the bell-boys and re
porter had to climb up on chairs
and window seats to avoid being
swept a wav.
"Greeley for the .Presidency.
The devil for the Presidency !
Greeley President; that tow-headed,
ehuckle-pated, mooning, free
loving, protectionist son of a pig
iron foundry; that bland, muck
minded, slovenly cross bgtwecn a
yam and a cylinder press ! Never,
by the great jumping tentoed
Jehosaphat, If I have to kill him
myself. I'll bolt and run on the
Independent ticket if they do.
Greeley Oh, by all the angle
worms in a compost heap, this is
too much. Here he rang the bell
violently. Greeley, the mulching,
muddle-head of Chappaqua, I'll
here the bell-boy entered. Pis
tols, pistols, at once, and hot, do
you hear?"
The boy answered, "Pistols, sir?
Yes, sir," and withdrew.
Our reporter, gathering from Mr.
Wentworth's casual hints that he
had nothing further to communi
cate, politely but firmly got out of
the window, and went down an
awning post. He wishes some one
would bring him out his hat which
he inadvertently left behind him.
Grant's Great Crime iniNew Orleans-
Another Radical magnate has
turned his back upon Grant. The
odore Tilton, in the Golden Ajc,
gives the "Government" the fol
lowing backhanded slap in the
"All -accounts go to show that
Gen. Grant reached his official arm
into Louisiana and shamefully in
teifered with her local politics.
The administration f.-els its weak
ness, and tries to prop itself up by
casli and cannon.
Gov. Warmouth doubts the ex
pediency of renominating Gen.
Grant in 1872. He questions
whether Grant can carry the recon
structed States if he should be re
nominated. That is Ins crime.
And consequently Collector Casey,
the President's -brother-in-law,
backed by a retinue of Federal offi
cers and Federal troops, practically
broke up a convention which had
it not been interfered with, would
have renominated Gov. Warmouth
by an overwhelming majority.
But nd cannon of the admin
istration carried the day.
It is said that Gen. Grant disap
proves of the rash proceeding of
his friends. Why then did he not
show his displeasure by their im
mediate removal? The fact that
they have been continued in office
without public reprimand, is proof
that they were acting the part as- '
t 1- . -
si"ned to them. If they are re-
moved now, it will be in consc- they cannot do any business with
quence of the storm of popular in- out them, and that now they are
donation their conduct justly ex- more imperative and exhorbitant
and not because their con
duct is condemned at the White
During the brief life of the
Paris Commune, from March 18 to
May 21, fifty-one newspapers were
started in that city, only two of
which are now surviving. Sever-
al of them only appeared once;
, ' i c -i v
when they failed or were suppress-
i ri,, ; l-i
ed. The longest lived, except one
c .1 i -i i -.i i
of those that perished with the
7 7' 7i 7
Commune, was at her JJaehene,
. ., ' i v . -i
ciai organ, and reached sixty-eight
i v ' m. j? j7 7
numbers I he try of the People,
though twice suppressed printed
eighty numbers. A complete col-
G J .1.
ecuon oi tlK-se wluras.ea papers
born of
be exceed
ture student of the red days. Sev
eral of them are already scarce.
"Who dare suit tobacco juice
upon the floor ot this car ! sav
agely exclaimed a large and pow-
erfully built passenger, as he arose
... -m
e aisle, frowning defiantly upon
,V. .l ... tT1
me omer passengers. " aare :
said burly-lookmg iellow, as he de-
liberately squirted a quantity of
tne noxious saliva upon the noor
of the aisle. "All right, my friend,"
A .
said the first speaker, slapping the
other in a inendly manner upon
the shoulder, "give us a chew of
Long Acquaintance.- l
not aware that you .V. '
said Tom Smith to an Irish friend
I L T I . v - " c-o nl
the other day. jvhou , -
lie in a tone wmeu v..,-
the knowledge of more than one
lifo "I knew" him when his father
lut' , ,
was u, uvj . i
A prudent women is likened to
a pin. Her head prevents her go-
ing too far,
Government Domoralizatioa.
X. Y. World Correspondence.
Washington, September 20.--
"Commit the party everywhere
for Grant, and have tho delega
tions fixed early for the nominat
ing convention !"
This is 'what the United States
Government is now being used for
armv, navy and civil services.
This dictum goes forth on every
possible occasion, and is virtually
a part of the instructions of every
Federal officer throughout the
are, "most of them, all the tiike
away, from their proper posts,
making stump speeches, attending
conventions, laving wires, log-roll,
ing, and resorting to all sortPof
low tricks and artifices, to secure
the renomination of their master,
and, as they suppose, a duplica
tion of their own terms of office.
You have no idea, even so far
away as New York, how the pub
lic business is neglected here, and
what a state of anarchy it is 'in.
All the subordinate officers and
cIciks in the departments plainly
see that the "renomination" is the
engrossing and all-absorbing care
of the administration, and the con-o
sequence is utter demoralization.
It could not be worse on the eve
ot an election, or just after
that not one-half the work is now
performed in the public offices here
that was during the same period of
Johnson's administratisn, 'TJie
reason is that Jolaison and hrs
Cabinet did not neglect the public
business in looking' after a renom
ination. It is pitiable to see the
private inconveniences and hard
ships that daily occur here on ac
count of that state of affairs.
Claim-agents and department at
torneys complain that they cannot
get anything done. Parties that
come here in person from a dis
tance at a heavy expense to tran
act business in the public offices
have to go back disapporurted be
cause the Secretaries, to whom
their cases must be referred, are
away log-rolling. Even invalid
soldiers and the widows and orph
ans of those who have laid down
their lives for their country have
repeatedly during thisTnonth come
within this category.
on his way home from one of the
Atlantic watering-places stopped
here the other day to transact0
some business in the departments
for some of his constituents, but
could not do anything on account
of the secretaries being absent.
He said that during the experience
of twelve years here in one capa
city or another, he had never seca
such neglect pf business in the
public offices. I do not believe
much ill the alleged virtues of
fees" in the departments; still
,1 . 1
many oi me department attorneys
inS1 i" some of tfie offices
tnau ever oetore, on account ot the
laxity and bad example of the ad-
mimstrauon,the subordinates seem
ing to think that it their superior
officers, up to the very highest
can take presents for office ser-
vices, they are iree to do the same,
One of the
M0ST noticeable ffvtfpt
f-i,n ,.c.i. i ,
o1 the present demoiahzation here
ti, -i:cc;- c J A
ls the dissipation of some of the o
, ..t i i . . . "A luv
last sinecure clerks, which one or
tli 0 . .' . ' Ul
twoot the secretaries keep here at
tlirt . . 1 , V
the go eminent expense, sol el v on
account of influential relations at
home. It is no uncommon thino-
. i.n- ,i
w d nun uoz.eii or so oi these
wonhi imagiuing thcmselves
the chief nobility of the land, drink-
- nrwl nirr. -i - '
lllT finil CaiOllSllKTr rhirmrr -ftio
,,., ; saloo,)s ,
!! i!'L?J - thov walk
Luu Miais, insulting tneir betters
of the laboring class. For such
an act one of them was knocked
into the gutter the other day by a
young mechanic on Seventh street,
near the Post-office Department,
I V V 1 V
erdictoftheby-standers: "served
of the anti-Grant
t r. i;L.
as well as in
- 7
oti,t.r mrts of the country, seems
trt i, tn itt. the administration kill
Ewif i,,- its selfishness and stimid-
j . - - ---r--
it They say here that there is
plenty of time- before the nomi-
,iating convention for such a re
sult, and that it is sure to come
without much effort on their part.
They are certainly not far from
ht, jf the same demoralization
exists in the Federal offices tlirouo-bs
out the country that exists here,
..e. '
Tbe f0uowing good th5ng ia mA f GeQ
L,u;ier : lie was recently asked bow he
could defend President Grant. His reply
was : "You forget, my dear, sir, that
have always been a criminal lawyer,"
Many adorn the the tombs of
t'1.0? whorn living, they persecuted
with envy.