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VOL. 6.
NO. I.
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"II. V. I. P." Cor. Cincinnati Comercial.
New Orleans, September 20
The Louisiana Legislature is, pcr
l,aps, the most corrupt body that
ever assembled cn the face of the
earth. It is no. more trouble to
buy their votes than to buy spring
chickens in the Cincinnati market.
m-:ix; a dkn of thieves,
tliev have not among them even
he" honor that We arc taught is
"customary among thieves. Thcy
sell their votes, for money or stock
in 'some swindling contrivance, on
'as business-like a manner as ji
merchant would dispose of a bolt
of calico. A gang of negroes
will get up a swindle-, and they go
into "the market and bay legisla
tive votes enough to pass it. If
the rogues are deft a fair margin
'after buying all the votes neces
sary, they go ahead with the "en
terprise ;" but if the votes happen
to range higher than the prospec
tive profit" to be realized, they
drop it and go at something else.
In the Capitol has been louna 'a
written agreement of some Seven
members to "Sell their Vote's to the
slaughter-house swindle for from
fifty to three thousand dollars
'each. One poor devil sold out for
thirty-five dollars ; he had just
been elected, and was not up with
the quotations. ,1 hen there was
the printing swindle, and the levee
swindle, and the "Backbone" rail
road swindle, and the city charter
swindle1, and the militia swindle,
and . the registration swinellc, and
'the .1 .ekson railroad swindle, and
the N iced son pavement swindle1,
and other swindles, as the auction
eers say, "too numerous to men
tion." -
is downright stealing, and steal
ing, teo, from a people trying to
waddle along under heavy pecun
iary embnrassments. In the last
three years, in addition to the
thieves the people have hael Hoods,
drouths and the cotton worm to
contend with, to say nothing of
their impoverished condition after
the war.
How much has been stolen by the
printing swindle, I don't know,but
from an examination of the ac
counts filed in the office of the
Secretary of State, I should think
that the'amount would reach near
a half a million of dollars.
The legislature thought that
the loyal press should be fostered
and so it should when elone at
the expense of the able editors
and passed a law authorizing the
"public laws1' to be publisheel in
loyal papers, and constituting the
Governor, Lieutenant-Governor,
and Speaker of the House aboard
to make contracts.
I have seen about a hundred of
these "contracts" by which the
people of Louisiana have been rob
bed. To the credit of Gov. War
mouth, let me say that he refused
to sign the most of them, and the
place intended for his name is
blank, but Carter and Dunn over
ruled him, and they being a ma
jority of the "board," continued
to make contracts.
And I have seen some of the
sheets in which the laws were pub
lished. The one before me is a fair
specimen small, dirty, badly ar
ranged, old type, thick ink, poor
impression, ami edit eel by a jack
is. A man could not read the
"Jaws" in it if he should be so in-
sprung up all over the State and
published the "Acts of the Legis
lature," for which they receiveel
bom two to six thousand elollars
each. If the paper had but one
reader, and lie was the editor, ami
too drunk to read at that, it made
no difference he drew his pay for
bis "services." About a dozen of
these papers were actually printed
here in the city and sent over to
the several parishes vhei;e they
purported to be published, and
given way. Papers, the income of
which, upon merit, would not be
twenty dollars a year, drew from
the State Treasury from two to
three thousand dollars each for
publishing what nobody read
The printing swindle pervades
every department ot the govern
rnent, in some form or other, fos
tering a thousand leeches upon a
wen nign bankrupt treasur). The
cost of the city printing is about
nineteen thousanel elollars a year,
and the Picayune offers to elo it
all for four thousand. But no,
fifteen thousand dollars must needs
go into the pocket of the Iting
rriasters. o. 3. duxxt
ought to be ashamed of his print
ing contracts by which the State
is so heavily swmdled. When
Governor Warmouth refuseel to
go;any deeper into it, it was time
for Dunn to stop. Not much bet
ter could be expected of Carter, as
he is a white man and a member
of the Legislature, but Dunn is an
intelligent colored gentleman and
'ought not to have lent his name to
the swindle. Ife has a continued
hankering to be Governor, but a
somewhat different course on his
part would increase the chances.
All the small potato rural editors,
into wlvose liands ne has thrown
the public money, .wuld split their
little throats cheering him on if he
should make the race, but be
should know that these editors
are mere time-servers, who will
disappear with then sheets when
their supply of plunder is cut oil
as it will be some time. When
left to make a battle on merit
their "journals" will disappear like 1
the morning mist over a mill-pond.
By pnying attention to this, and
not counting toe largely upon that
which exists through fraud, Mr.
Dunn might save himself some
mortification and inconvenience.
After the melancholy exhibit he
has made 'of hinrseif, perhaps the
country might manage to get
along in an indifferent sort ot a
way if he should retire from the
public service.
I 'don't kn6w how many, but
among enormous duties devolving
upon him, lie is a member of the
Board of Police Commissioner's.
As such, last month he brought in
a bill against the city for one hun
dred and sixteen dollars, "extra
service." This extra service is a
big thing, and his bills for that
swells tfie amount of his revenue
considerably. But I think he
ought to be careful about this spe
cial service business and set the
greedy whites an example of pru
dence, ami moderation, instead of
following iti their footsteps anel
taking all the pickings he can get
his liands on. He is a negro, to
be sure, but no prejudice shoulel be
harbored against him by the peo
ple of Louisiana on that account,
lie cannot help his color. All of
, us might have been black for all
the say-so we had in the matter.
A book was once written to prove
that Aelam was a negro, and it has
never been proven to the contrary.
The probabilities are against the
hypothesis, however, for had lie
been a negro of average planta
tion sense he never would have let
Eve fool him and hence plunge the
world into so much unhappiness.
There is talk among the Demo
crats of taking Dunn up and run
ning him for Governor against the
Warmouth faction. But 1 imag
ine that his "printing contracts"
will be an iinpeeliment thereto.
When a man goes ahead in de
pleting the State Treasury, after
Warmouth has been scarce! into
stopping, he will bear watching.
A correspondent of the New
York Tribune, whom the editor
vouches for, says that a year ago
Thomas Murphy leveled a tax on
the salaries of the Custom-house
clerks, and collected from 30,000
to 8 f 0,000 for political purposes.
Every clerk, to the number of one
thousand or more paid one-quarter
of his monthly salary into the
fund. No one dared to refuse for
fear of removal. The same screws
are being applied to the Federal
employees in Philadelphia. The
rate of assessment is three per
cent., anel if the money is not
promptly paid, resignation is ex
pected. Appropriate Names. For a
printer's wife, Em; for a sport's
wife, Bet--ty; for a lawyer's wife,
Sue; for a general's wife, Sally;
for a teamster's wife, Carrie; for a
fishermans's wife, Xet-ty; for a
shoemaker's wife, Peg-gy; for a
carpet-man's wife, Mattie; for an
auctioneer's wife, Bid-dy; for a
chemist's wife, AnnEliza; for an
engineer's wife, Bridg-it; tor a
farmer's wife, Gerusha,
Ilcr love, she said in coldest tones, was
dead ;
Her face seemed lH:e statnes's carved
in stone ;
She took, with trembling fingers, from her
The rings I gave her and laid thcrn in
my own.
I might have Epoten'many bitter words,
For bitter thoughts Were struggling in
my heart ;
But forcing Dack the angry flood I said,
"If it be so, 'tis better that we part.'
Does she remember? we had wandered
My iips."firstwhispered love unto her ear;
'Twas in October, in the maple's leaf
Wore the rich crimson of the later year.
The golden reed upon the uplands gloved
And through the fields the narrow path
way lined
The painted sumac's swaying branches
Their fiery tassels in the autumn wind.
She gave me back my letters, and un
clasped Upon her slender wrist the band of gold;
And when her touch met mine it seemed
to freeze
The blood within my bonea, it was so
And few and cold the parting words we
So different from the lingering farewells.
The sweet "good-by," in which I seemed
to hear
A distant music, as of marriage bells'
Long years have passed since then ; twin
roses blush
Beside the fragrant garden's graveled
walk ;
Thecream-white lily.with her heart aflame.
Bends low upon her slender, tapering
And still I keep the trinkets and the gems.
As one might keep some relic of the
Sb.;it clos:e within a 'casket from all eyes.
The hiritlden souvenirs ot moments tied.
I sometimes lift the lid and look within.
And .sometimes read my letters o'er
Seeming like one wlo has a pleasant
And, waking, feels a dull, vague sense
of pain
Such dreams as linger on the edge of
And vanish with the morning's earliest
When, rising heavy eyelids to the light,
We grieve to find it only was a dream.
Yet though our love is dead, like some
poor flower
Which never more by garden path shall
I sometimes wonder if in other ivorlds
Deaft love a resurrection may not know,
For often when alone, in silent mood
And from the careless crowd I sit apart,
Its ghost will come with sad and pallid
To haunt the vacant chamber of mvH
My Wife's Bridal Tour-
When I married my second
wife, she "was dreadful set about
going on a brielal tour. I tolel her
that she had better wait six months
or a year, and I'd try to go with
her, and she sf.id Vhe'el rather go
alone when a woman was travel
ing a man vas an out-and-out hum
bug. So I gave her seventy-five cents,
anel t6ld her to go anel have a
good time. I never begrudge
money where my wife's happiness
is concerned. My first wife never
coulel complain of not. going any
where, for I'm dreadful fierce to
gooff on a good time myself, anel
always was. I elon't pretend to
say how many times 1 took her
out to sec- the sights, anel there
was no enel to the free lectures she
went to. The neighbors used to
say, "It beats all how the Skin
ners do go !"
When Sinor Blitz was in Skunk
ville with his wonderful canaries,
he gave my wife a complimentary
ticket. I not only sold that ticket
for my wife, but gave her half the
money. I elon't boast of it, but I
only mention it to show how much
I thought of her happines.
I don't think any man ought to
get married until lie can consider
bis wile's happiness only seconel to
his own. John Wise, a neighbor
of mine, elid thusly, anel when I
jot marrieel I concludeel to do like
wise. But the plan didn't work in the
case of my seconel wife. No I
should say not. I broached the
subject kindly :
"Matilda," saiel I, "I suppose
you are aware that I am your lord
and master !"
"Not much you ain't," said she.
"3 Irs. Skinner," saiel I, "you are
fearfully disorganized. You arc
cranky," anel I brandished my
new "sixty cent umbrella wilelly
around her.
She took the umbrella away
from me, anel locked me up in the
clothes press.
I am quick to draw an inference,
and the inference I drew hero was,
that I was not a success as a re
organizer of female women.
After this I changeel my tactics. I
let her have her own way, and the
plan from the very first worked to
a charm. It's the best way of
managing a wife that I know of.
Of course this is between you
and me. It's a secret worth know
ing. So when my wife said she was
bound to go off on a "bridal tour,
anyhow, I cordially assented.
"Go, Matilda," said I, "and stay
as long as you want to ; then if
you feel as though you would like
to stay a little longer, stay mv
She told me to 'stop my talking
and go Hip. stairs and get her red
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uauut'i nigni-cap, :inu mat Dag oi
pennyroyal for her aunt Abigai.
My wife is a very smart woman.
She was a Baxter, 'and the Baxters
are a smart family ineleed. Her
mother, who is going on eighty,
can fry more slap-jacks now than
half of these primpup town girls,
who rattle on the- piano, or walk
the streets with their furbelows
and fixins, pretending to get mad
if a young man looks at them
pretty harel, but getting mad in
earnest if you take no notice of
them at all.
Ah ! girls ain't what they useel
to be when I was young, and the
fellows are worse still. When I
went courting, for instance, I never
thought of staying till after 10
oYdock, and only went twice a
week. Now they go seven nights
in the week anel cry for want of
mote; then write touching notes
to each other through the day
"Dear George, de you love me as
much as you elid at a quarter past
twelve last night ? Say you do,
dearest, and it will give me
courage to go elowr. arid tackle
tlicih cold, beans left over from
. AVell, well, I suppose they cn
3oy themselves and it ain't for us
olel folks whose hearts have got a
little calloused by long wear, to
interfere. Let them get together
and court, if they like it and I
think they do. I was forty-seven
when I courted my present wife,
but it seemed just as nice to sit on
a little cricket at her feet, and let
her smooth my hair, as it did
twenty years ago.
As I said before, my wife was
a smart woman, but she couldn't
be anything else and be a Baxter.
She used to give lectures on we
men's rights and in one place
where she lectured a big college
conferred the title of L. L. D.
upon her. But she wouldn't take
it. "No, gentlemen," saiel she,
"give it to the poor." She was al
ways just so charitable. She gave
rhy boys permission to go bare
footed all winter and insisted on it
so much in her kind way that we
couldn't refuse.
She fairly .dotes upon my chil
dren, and I've seen her many a
time go for their trowsers pockets
after they hael gone to sleep, and
take out their pennies anel put
them in her bureau drawer for
fear they might lose them.
I started to tell you all about
my wife's bridal tour, but the fact
is, I never could find out much
about it myself. I believe she
had 'a good time. She came back
improved in health, and I found
out before she was in the house
twenty-four hours, that she hael
gained strength ''also. I don't say
hdv I found it out; I simply say I
found it out.
In conclusion, I would say to all
young men, marry your second
wife first, anel keep out of debt by
all means, even if you have to
borrow the money to elo it.
What is Tiiixe Age? "Father,"
said a Persian monarch to an old
man, who, according to Oriental
usasie, bowed before the sovcr
eign's throne, "pray be seated; I
cannot receive homage from
bent with years, whose head
white with the frosts of age."
"Anel now, father," said the
monarch, when the old man had
taken the proffereel seat, "tell me
thy age; how many of the suns
revolutions hast thou counted?"
"Sire," answereel the olel man,
"I am but four years."
"What?" interrupteel the king,
"fearest thou not to answer me
falsely, or elost thou jest on the
very brink of the tomb?"
"I speak not falsely, Sire," re
plied the aged man, "neither would
I offer a foollish jest on a subject so
solemn. Eighty long years have
I irasted in folly anel sinful pleas
ures and in amassing wealth, none
of which I can take with me when
I leave this world. Four years
only have I spent in eloing good to
my fellow-men; and shall I count
those years that have been utterly
wasted ? Are they not worse than
a blank, and i not that portion
only worthy to be reckoneel as a
part of my life, which has answer
ed life's best end?"
The following delicate compli
ment to the President's "intelli
gence" will be found in the Tri
bune of the 5th idt:
Expressions in favor of Thomas
Murphy are attributed to the Pres
ident. They do honor to his heart,
and confirm what we have uni
formly urged in his behalf that
he has been deceived by Mr. Mur
phy, and is utterly ignorant of the
true character of the (shoddy con
tractor and Tammany partner he
keeps in office.
A thief recently "went through"
Yale College, but finally graduated
in the county jail.
Practical Hints.
To Keep Milk 8,rCct. The
'Soutiern Jhhrmer says that a tea
spoonful of horseradish in a pan
of milk will keep it sweet for
several days.
To Whiten ZinchVnt a hanel
ful "of the leaves of the James
town weed in the pot, anel boil
with the clothes. The frequent
use of this whitens clothes very
Snoic-H'rfl dtJee. One "eirp of
sugar, one of buttermilk, one of
butter, one tablespoonful of soda,
the white of three eggs beaten to
a froth ; bake in small tins.
Bread Cake. Two pounels
bread dough after it is raised, one
pounel sugar, one-half pounel but
ter, four eggs, one cup raisens,
stoned, one tcaspoonful soda, a
little cinnamon ; bake as soon as
JJridcl Cal:c. One anel a half
cups of sugar, half cup butter, one
cup flour, anel a little over a cup of
corn starch ; half a cup of sour
milk, whites of three eggs, very
little soela, tcaspoonful extract of
To 'Whiten' Piano JCeta. The
ivory keys to a piano which have
become yellow may be maele
white by washing them with a
sponge with eliluted sulphuric aciel.
or a 'solution of hyposulphato of.
soda, anel expose to the sun.
jTendiny Tin Pans. Tell your
laely reaelers to menei your tin pans
with putty. It is very easily elone,
and is much better than to threnv
them away. Put .it on the out
side, let it thoroughly dry, and
they will never have to mend that
place again. I have them that I
have useel for twenty -years.'
Jfow to treat a St?c. The stye
is a small boil protruding from the
eyelid. . It will usually pass away
of itself, but its cure may be
hastened by applying a warm poul
tice of bread and water in a small
linen bag. Apply three or four
'times a daj and each time foment
the eye with warm milk and wa
ter. Preserved Watermelon Hinds.-
Cut the rinds into seiuarcs about
;an inch long ; boil in alum water
a few minutes'; then rinse m cold
water anel elrairi. Make syrup of
equal weight of white sugar; boil
until clear. When cold aelel a
little essence of ginger, Or, what is
better, when the preserves are to
be useei add a little extract of
To Clean PeatJiers. Dissolve
four ounces of white soap, cut
small, in four pounds of water,
moderately hot, in a basin, and
make the solution into a lather by
beating it with a small rod. Then
introduce the feathers, anel rub
them well with the hands for five
minutes. They are next to be
washed in clean water as hot as ;
the hanel can bear it.
The Ear Ache. Generally heat
is the best remedy. Apply a
warm poultice of warm oil to the
ear. Pub the back of the ear
with warm laudanum. In case of
feetiel discharge, carefully syringe
the ear with warm milk anel water.
In all cases keep the ear thorough
ly cleansed. Belief is often given
by rubbing the back of the ear
with a little hartshorn anel water.
lure Proof Pence. A fire proof
fence can be maele by following
these directions: "Make a wash of
one part fine sand and one part
wood ashes, well silted and three
parts ground up with oil, anel mix
them well together. Apply this
to the fence with a brush the
first coat thin, the second thick.
This adheres to the boards or
planks so strongly as to resist
either an iren tool or fire, and is
besides, impenetrable by water.
To Pemove Warts. Pass a pin
through the wart ; apply one end
of the pin to the llames of the
lamp ; holel it there until the wart
fries under the action of the heat.
A wart so treateel will leave. If
the wart is harel, a good methoel
is to cut it off with a knife or scis
sors, anel apply a little caustic to
the roots.; If the wort has a nar
row neck, tie a silk thread or
horsehair around it, and it will
soori drop off. A little caustic ap
plied to the roots will prevent it
from growing again.
To prevent neio icooden vessels
from tastinrj of the mood. A new
bucket, churn, keg, or other wood
en vessel, will generally communi
cate a disagreeable taste to any
thing that is put into it. To pre
vent this inconvenience scald the
vessel well with boiling water,
letting the water 'remain3 in it till
cold; then dissolve some pearl ash
or soda in lukewarm water, adding
a little lime to it. Wash the in
side of the vessel with this solu
tion. Afterward scald it well
with .hot water, and rinse with
cold water before you use it. The
reason for this is the ready combi
nation of resinous matter with al
kalies to form compounds soluble
in alcohol.
Martial Law-
From the Missouri Republcan.J
The Presielent has issueel a pro
clamation reciting disorelers in
South Carolina 'which the J pub
lican authorities of that State are
either unwilling or unable to sup
press, anel warning the elisturbers
of 'the peace that if they elo not
abstain from their lawless acts he
will suspend the writ of haoeas
corpus in certain districts and put
the rigors of the enforcement act
in execution. A el vices from Wash
ington state that this warning will
in a few days certainly be followed
by the more important measure
which it foreshaelows a declara
tion of martial law.
Martial law means the suspen
sion of all laws and the substitu
tion for them of the arbitrary will
of him who wields the sword. It
is the final perilous remedy for dis
orders that all other measures fail
to reach; it is a suspension of the
popular liberties, legal processes,
and civil proceedings, for the time
being; anel, for these reasons, and
because it accustoms a people to a
loss of their rights, it is held by
all eminent writers that it should
never be resorted to except in cases
of great peril. The administration
has assutneel that such a condition
of extreme peril exists in South
Carolina, now. Whether the facts
support this assumption or not, is
a question which the public have
nothing to do with; it is the Presi
dent's concern alone1. A lv publi
can Congress has placed the liber
ties of tlie country at his supreme
disposal,by making him sole judge
of the facts, and empowering him
to proclaim a rebellion, suspend
the writ of habeas corjtus, and ele
clare martial law "at his discre
tion." This, then, is the product of
that liberal, progressive 'and be
nign policy which the ad in mist ra
tion has given us. This is the re
stored Union that we hear so much
vaunting about. This is the suc
cessful administration that Presi
dent Grant has furnished us. The
war of the rebellion was success
fully closed in 1805", but a new
war is assumeel to exist in 1871.
Another rebellion, in the meaning
of an act of Congress, is proclaim
ed in the State where the first
originated, and the President puts
himself in the harness of war and
elrawn the irresponsible sword to
suppress it. The man who said
"Let us have peace" now declares
war. If it be saiel that this lan
guage is overwrought, and that
the South Carolina trouble is a lo
cal and trifling matter, we ask, in
reply, why does the administration
labor to make it appear Otherwise?
If there is no rebellion, why eloes
the President assume the existence
of one? If the country is prosjer-
ous, peaceful, cheerful and content-
ed, why elo we hear at u asning
ton proclamations, military orders,
the rattle ot expectant sabers, and
the movement of armies ? If
there is nothing in South Carolina
that threatens the peace of the
country what is the meaning of all
this preparation i vre swords
bayonets, infantry, cavalry and
artillery such harmless things that
an almost absolute executive may
be allowed to sport with them at
pleasure ? Are the liberties of the
people and their courts, laws and
civil authorities such contemptible
affairs that the executive may be
authorized to waive them aside on
slight provocation, and even, on no
provocation r
It is well for the people to re
flect that six years of unopposed
Republican rule have leel to a con
elition of things that makes mar
til law necessary. If there is not
a rebellion in South Carolina so
much the worse for the administra
tion; it has proclaimed a falsehood,
and made that falsehooel a warrant
for suspending civil law and the
writ of personal liberty. Small
beginnings sometimes have serious
endings, and if President Grant
can, with the consent of his party,
proclaim martial law where there
is no need for it, now, who can tell
what he may assume to do, and
what his party may support him
in doing at some future day ?
Pleasant Sleep and Health.
Let parents make every possible
effort to have their chihlren go to
sleep in a pleasant humor. Never
scold or give lectures, or in any
way wound a chilel's feelings as it
goes to bed. Let all banish busi
ness and worldly care at bed-time,
and let sleep come to a mind at
peace with God and all thcjrorld.
AlhTdluilnVnons, Mrs. Clev
er said: "A girl now seems al
head !" "Yes, till you talk to her
replied Mr. Clever.
Twenty bottles of whisky were
included in the stores of an Indi
ana Sunday-school picnic.
Secretary Stanton's Dying Opinion
of Grant-
From Correspondent of the N. Y. World.
A distinguished Louisianian was
in Boston recently, anel hadn in
terview with Senator Sumner, at q
his rooms, at the Coolidgo House.
During a lengthy conversation
with him Mr. Sumner related an
interview, the last he ever had with
Eelwin M. Stanton, the late Secre
tary of War. It took place short
ly prior to Mr. Stanfbn's death.
Mr. Sumner hael made one of his
customary calls. Mr. Stanton rc
questeel Mr. Sumnor to cemle near
his bed-side. The dying mauo
placeel his hand in that of Mr.
Sumner's and said:
"Sumner, I am going over the
river. I shall never recover. I
wish to say one wore! to you be
fore I elie." m '
Sumner. I hope you are not dy
ing Mr. Stanton, but go on.
Stanton, (emphatically.) Gener
al Grant cannot administer this
Government. lie is not eepial to
the elutics.
Sumner. Mr. Stanton, your
statement is broad.
Stanton. I mean it as broadly as
I state it.
Sumner. Why did you not men
tion this before the nomination?
Stanton. I was busy in my
oflice, and was not consulted by
the politicians who maele the nom
ination. They elid not take me in
to their councils.
Sumner. But Mr. Stanton, 3-011
made speeches during the cam
paign; why elid you not state this
fact then?
Stanton. You examine my
snccches, and von will not finel
one word in favor of Gen. Grant
for President. I spoke for the
Republican party eWy,
Sumner. But you say Grant Can
not aelminister the Government.
He sucecded well in the army, anel
the people ga ve him creel it for our
Stanton, (stretching forth, hi.so
hand.) Senator Sumner, this hand
supplieel him with men, and mon
ey, unlimited. I gave him the eti
rection of the affairs. I am dying, 0
Mr. Sumner, and I state this to 0 o
you. use it whenever the inter
ests of the country elemanel it."
At the time Mr. Sumner made
this statement about his farewell
interview with Mr. Stanton he djd
not agree with the gentleman from.
Louisiana as to the merits of Geir.
Grant, anel made this plain to the
group of gentleman who were
listeners to the Senator.
A Good Thirg.
The army-navy nigger bureau
in a word, the "reconstruction"
machinery for the last six years
has averaged about one hundred
and forty millions per year to keep
it going! Think of that, you
poor, deluded "working-men" of
the North, so distressed over your
eitrht hour rule. Each and every
one of you must give say one hour
of your daily toil to the "cause of O
freedom," to support an army- u
the South to protect the carpet
baggers, while they arc "recon
structing" Sambo anel making him
your equal, forsooth ! But .the
army is now reduced to some foily
thousand, anel during this present
year ten thousand have deserted
from this degrading "service" of
"reconstructing" niggers into
"equality" with white, people. The
Day-lhjok has always advised the
Southern people to make frienels
with the rank anel file, for they can- n
not help it; but to regard the com
missioned officer, who thus becomes
the abject tool of the Abolition
lunatics, with disgust and abhor
rence. Meanwhile, we are happy
te record such a good thing as the
desertion of these ten thousanel
soldiers, for though it will not
modify Northern taxes, it is creel
itable to white humanity to fin el
so many of the rank and file es
caping from a "service" so utterly
revolting. JY Y Day-Poole.
Rhode Ist.axd Election A Forkignkii
not as Goon as a Negiio. In the little
State of Rhode Island, remarks (be Cin:
cinnati Enquirer, a property qualification
in real estate ha3 always been demanded
of foreign born persons as a qualification
for exercising the right of suffrage. The
neijro now votes without it. An attempt
has been made lately, to amend the Con
stitution so as to allow the foreigner the
German, the Irishman, the .Englishman
and the Scotchman the same rights as a
neTO. But the proposed amendment has
been voted down by a vote of G.3GG
against 33'M in favor. Republican
Rhode Island, therefore, still adheres Id
the proposition that, for voting purposes,
the foreigner shall beheld not to be equal,
but inferior to the negro. At the same
time the voters declared against the re
peal of the registry tax. This tax oper
ates to the disadvantage of the poor and
in favor of the rich. It is often made so 0
high that none but the rich can afford to
vutew It is also an element of corruption,
rich men registering poor ones in consid
eration of their votes. These principles
of, government are still to be retained in
Rhode Island by the votes of the Repub
lican majority.
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