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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9. 1872.
' li "democratic paper,
BtialnessKSan, the Farmer
JSSUEI EYEItY PRUJAY I3V
k:jtou and puuushkii.
OFFICII la Dt-.TUsXCsUnck IluiUmg
T l-1 11 MS of S I JlXCll If TIOX:
gin-!,; Copy one year, hi advance, i'2 .",0
tfai ms of a i i v; ; tisi.xg
Transient advortwo.tie.its, inc lading all
lehr.n -1- of 1-2 hues i vr.$ 2 50
!',k e;i-:h suV .(.-i-i. : i ri-ci ti.nt 1 '''
l)aeO..!:i a , one Year $120 00
(,) i-irter '
fjiititHMi Gar.!, 1 'rv,i,-e niit year 1-
1; j ;,-) i i.ir. s f hi i,t'le it- l!? rink o
S-iknks, .' t.'T:-n.-e of Agr.Us.
JIO Oh' AX ft Ann PHLXTIXCr.
The ;-:.it-.'i-.ifi-!! oftL-.e i-t .-applied with
lie.iutifal. apurovod -tvl.'.s !' ljpe. and mod
em M.VCIIIXI-; mtiOSKoS. whb-h will enable
ti.e Proprietor t .1 .b minting at all times
Are:, O ::.': and Ch-svp '.
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OKi-'ICU C't VI'.MAX
oil!-: ;ox city, o:i kgo::
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fa iiU d ii is y a v L te'ii j
orpicr: tv.'o naocs :i:tu ot' the po.stuffil'K.
UK.VL KS 1" AT i-i liOiMUT AND SOLI),
j,oa;-. n !:; i i at and ai;-
SriiAVi; OL' TITLKS FCUNlNill-:i.
Wi: uxvi: a c.).M ;",j:t:-: ailstiiact
of Till-; ol ail projK'i ty in 1 i i lz. '.' i
'ny, a ill pc'ill'it piiits ol t'. sumo, j.roji.u ed
vi:h uTi'.it i.iii'. We will in aciioe in t!.o
iiil 'rout Ciii ts ol i.'K' ."-tat Specuii at
te.iti ! jriv.'ii tu t li o ctioii of all claims
tint, iiiav be ii! i-j.'-I (a
i our hands. Lcra!
Tenders wouu.!it u.jd s -l
Imr.orter and Dealer in S-v';-'-?:'-?jJf
pi AllD.v I i.lir L.'.ir.in, !. ., ftC,
O'-'-gon Ci!:;, Orc'fon,
At C'.i,i,:,n: i'i;-i,Afi ..'.?.'....:.'(.?
v" ouil. b j S. A .-..-. ': .'.( tt stiit'.
.;;v,; DliALKU IN
IN MVKIIS" riHK-PIlOOF UltlCK,
m UX ST::i-:-:r, imrcox city. ii:r.ox.
Ol'i-lri: --lu Odd l-Vll. Ton .!, cor
Ml' l-'ir ui:U Aid-, r .--in i t, 1'oitiand.
Ki' i i o aa - of thi)-o desm;ir stip'Tior
oper.ttio i-. iu specal reijue-t. Niirous ox
id in the jiaialess ex ' rac I ion f tooth.
I 7"A i .iid.it teeth "U.-tror than the best,'
an 1 ..- .:A,-.-ff s tf.r '('-
Wiii ir: 'm (.v-'a City on Saturdays.
)r. j, n. hatch,
n x: ; t i s t ,
The ; it!.,:ja,. (if'?!i-!?e desiriiiir nrft ("
t ' ;ti-, v. is icspi'ethidy solicited.
Sat isia j i iu aii cases -uaraiitccd.
N. U. A."-'. i.cy.i,- adiuisitstcivd far the
Cainless i'i xt inn of Teeth.
O.-'rr.-s In Woi-ut.t's new b'ii!d:i:sr, west
ide of Firs; -.tre', ! i-; v. a:'n A.ldei a:.d Mi-r
jsou streets, I'ortland, O.eoii.
y It- A i i . t, .ii. i'.,
U i V.: )X. i'a!;i!.i.!i. 0::i-;i; n.
OKf.i'y-0-l I t-Vih-.ws' Te:iipU. corner
t.'-irst .tad 1 ! ; ;.c,-ts Ue.-idcuce coruvr of
1-1 in an.i Soveatii -tleots.
ji-it. di'i-';.. ; S'iire lsj;i,at the i f, stand,
An As irfrr.ent of Watet.t . -Ie w
elrv. u:i t S. th Tli r.n is" voi.rht
C. -Us , ad nf which aie warranted
t-i bo a- r.'prosontod.
?! m i i ;. :i . il v!." fi'i st.rt n,-if 4-n
iiid th.utkt.;l tor past favors.
CL3JIII GSEEJIIIAIf ,
CitY Dra5 U5"::'
on ia; OX CITY.
ftS. All orders for the delivery of nn-rehan-dise
ii tckaies and frei.'ht of wit itpvcr tos
criptio-i. t- any prt of th? city, v:it!beexe
u. i- i promptly and with care.
TEV YOKIv HOTEL,
H ;t !'..-:. Gaft'ums.'S
Nj. IT Fr on street, :,n-i:.U the Mail stcam-sV.oi-ll;ig.
H. E0THSG3. J. J. VILKE3S,
P K O V R I 7. T O II S .
Birrd per V .
" , " with Lodging.
" " P.iy
. . 1 00
?AKC YOUil 3JAKII.
DAVID C A f!K Efi.
Ia the qunri ios sUculu you toll,
Medio your mark;
Do JOll (e'ie Ilpuil the soil,
Make your mirk;
in" '.vhatovor path yon p;o,
hi WDMovof place you .slant,
Moving swift or moving slow.
Vfitb a (irm and honest hand
yiuke your ui.v.k.
Should opponoui hodg-e your way,
.Make yon- in irk;
Work by night, or work by day,
Mako your mark;
Sifii'lo in iulu'dy and well,
Lot no obstatdo oppose;
None, riht shielded, ever fell
J!y the weapons !' his foes;
Make your mark.
What ihonirh born a peasant's son,
Make your mark;
Good by joor ti i ; : i can be done--
Yi ike your mark.
Peasant's garbs may warm the cold:
Peas mt's works may calm a fear
Eeiter far iliau lioardin gold
Is the drving of a tear;
Make oar m at k.
Life is fleeung as a shade
Make your mark;
Mai-ks of some Uin.l must, be madj
Make your mai k.
Make i; while the arm is .--.'rong,
In the golden hours of youth;
Never, never make it wrong
Make it in tie- stamp of truth;
Make vour mark.
TU 42 M tfi 3 X TUB MtillT.
T see a m udei in Hie night,
il-es!!e a parapet of gold;
Her lace is patient, cairn and white.
Iter eves ai- luge and black, and hold
A wondrous beauty sad and sweet,
As moonlight swathing clouds that meet.
Long years I've seen this maiden slaud,
Wi.'u giatices ever fixed on me;
She moves not either aim or hand,
And at her foot there seems to be
A river, pi inkt with flowerets, wide.
Upon whose breast no shadows ride.
She stirs not. but is over s i!l
As saint in some stained window seen,
When sunbeams all its features fill
Vfi'h an u n wavet in; diamond sheen:
Put there are change ia her eyes.
Like throbs of statu in midnight skies.
Only to up' her form appears
In d.ukness. I can ;:ee her best ;
Sometimes I fancy there are tears
As white ;ts pearls upon her breast,
That she lia shod because I'm here.
And she's iu heaven ah, happy there!
It is the imago of a maid
1 loved on earth long, long ago;
Whose memory in my heart is laid.
There hurried hurried sweet and low:
She'll wiiic h me till-my life is o'er.
Say, what can love, true love, do more"?
Faying for Marriages.
?lr. Gniiit, who lins o-ivcMi us a
history of KitTish liewspajiers, tells
a very irofxl story of the origin of
the custom of eh.'ipjfmig" for the in
wrtion of marriage announcements.
At iirsL these were puiXilshett free
ly, as they stiil are by many pro
vincial papers. ut iu the early
lays of the Times it vftis the cus
tom in announcing a marriage to
state the amount of the bride's
dowry i.'-20,()00, or :)0,000, or
itever it tni-'ht. liapneu to be :
and in looknug over thelautes col
umn, one morning at breakfast,
Xlv. Walter threw out the suigges
tio'i that il' a man married all this
money he might certainly pay a
trilling per eentage upon it to the
printer for acqnaintiinj: the world
witli the fact. '"These marriage
fees would form a nice little pocket
money for me, my dear," added
Airs. Walter, and as a joke her hus
band agreed to try the experiment.
The charge at first was bat a trille,
and the annual amount probably
notnmch. Jiut?drs. Waller at her
death nassed this prescriptive right
of her's toiler daughter, and when,
a few years ago, the right was re
purchased by the present proprie
tor, it was assessed at 4,000 to
5,000 a year.
1 1 a i ! . u o a i C o x v i : r : s a t i s
'Sav, conduct oi", wliat's the next
'The next station is North
'Then comes '
'Aid and then'
'And the next one, I suppose,
'Certainly! and then we are at '
'Yes, exactly, and then '
l m!' I'a-.-engei; begins to
third; Skunkville and its dependen
cies extend the entire length oft lie
'I'm, and then we come to '
'Yeas; ami tlun '
Good gracious! and the next
'Ilitiiider and then "comes '
'Lower Skunkville, Little North
Skunkville, Fig South Skunkville,
Skunkville Jir.ir.di, New Skunk
Vcil, attd what then'
'Conductor, don't this road run
through a skunk gravevard ! If it
don't it. ought to.'
The very best kind of ntrnVni.
j tural fair farmers' daughters.
From the S- F. Examiner.
Senator Schurz recently, in the
Senate alluded to the. shameful ex
tortions that have long been prac
ticed on the merchants of New
York. His language left no doubt
that he aimed Ids denunciation at
the President himself, to whom he
asciibed a knowledge of the wrongs
being inflicted on the importers of
that city, to the loss of honest mer
chants and to the detriment o'f the
public service. We give the lan
guage employed on that occasion
by the .Missouri .Senator :
"It was intimated to some of the
witnesses that 3Ir. Leet, who pock
ets the enormous profits arising
from that business, had some con
nection with the White House ;
but General Porter was examin
ed, Mr. Leet himself was examined,
and they both testified it was not
so, and counting the number of the
witnesses we have no right to
form a different conclusion. Fut
the fact remains that this scandal
ous system of robbery is sustained
is sustained against the voice of
the merchants of New York is
sustained against the judgment
and the voice of the Secretary of
the Treasury himself. I ask you,
how is it sustained? Where and
what is the mysterious power that
sustains it 'i The conclusion is in
evitable that it is a power stronger
than decent respect for public o pin
ion, nay a power stronger than the
Secretary of the Treasury himself."
The Committee of Investigation
has been holding its sessions in
New York for several days. Sen
ators Fayard and Casserly fearless
ly and ably represent the people
iii this matter. Their inquiries
have elicited facts damaging in
the extreme to the President, for
he was informed of the abuses by
one of his wannest personal friends,
A. T. Stewart of New York', on
whom he wished, in the early
part of his Administration, to con
fer the position of Secretary of tin?
Treasury. That gentleman stated
that, in October 1870, he had men
tioned the matter to the Presdent,
and again in the Summer of 1871.
The evidence shows that Col.
Leet, a member of the President's
staif, bore the first news of Mr.
GriitncH's appointment to him as
the port of N
i oik. ; and at the same time a let
ter of introduction, in which the
President solicited employment for
Col. Leet obtained a share of
the business under the General Or
der System, but soon after became
dissatisfied with his position. It
appears that the funds thus acquir
ed, were spent in keeping up a
"mess" in Washington, of which
the President's private Secretaries,
Porter and Pabcock, were mem
bers. This "ting" was poweiftd
enough to have the venerable Mos
es II. Grinnell, one of New York's
most distinguished merchants re
moved, and the cause was that, he
would not give the entire business
to the President's favoiite. No
motive, other than this, is proba
ble. The extortion praticed, yield
ed one hundred thousand per an
num. Mr. Foutwe.ll, Secretary of
the Treasury, openly disapproved
and condemned these swindling
operations ; yet could not prevent
their continuance. High as he is
in his- own department, he could
not enforce hi:; authority in a tri
lling matter. A higher power reg
ulated, who should carry packages
for the Custom-house of New
York. Oh shame !
Mr. A. T. Stewart, in giving his
evidence, was severely snubbed by
Howe, one of the liadical investi
gating Committee. Disclosures
were becoming very unpleasant,
hence the discourtesy. So many
damaging facts have been elicited
that whiie-v ashing cannnot con
ceal their dirty-looking appearance.
No matter how bad this branch of
the investigation ma- result, there
are other matters of greater import
ance that when examined will
show the loss of millions to the
Government and the driving from
business of hundreds of fair-dealing
merchants. The value of im
ports into New York amounted in
the last year to three hundred and
forty millions dollars. It entered
there at less in weight, measure or
value than at other places, by con
nivance, New ork importers,
forming the clique, can send their
goods to every other port am rob
fair-trading importers of their mar
ket. It is" in the invoices, it is in
the packages taken to the jniblic
stores, that fraud on a gigantic
scale can be perpetrated. The cus
todians of the warehouses can, by
connivance, empty the cases of
their contents, sell the goods, and
ship away the packages filled with
rubbish, taking care to retain a
few packages to answer fyr inspec
tion, if called for, by marking and
numbering as required in the order
of delivery. We have had "rings"
all kinds of "rings" but the
one whose nets have excited the
i greatest iiuioiiety ui homo and
abroad will be known hereafter as
the "White House 'Ping.'"
Some other facts have been elic
ited showing that the cargoes are
rail &Jiore without any attempt at
verification, as required by law.
Goods paying duty by weight
ought to be weighed. This was
not done Avith cargo in hundreds
of instances. The laborers copied
off the English weight marks, and
the officers who were payed as
! weigh -.mastery passed their time in
playing cards. Ine laborers paid
one dollar per week as an assess
ment, and rendered personal serv
ice umler their respective foremen
in carrying primary elections.
Thesu deeds have been done under
the Administration that is pro
nounced by some of its admirers
the purest and best we ever had.
Where Our Thoughts Gcr.-.e From
The human mind is like a pon
derous engine upon a railway track.
A small point of iron at a switch
wid turn it to the right or to the
left sending it on its proper course,
or perchance causing it to go over
an embankment, or into another
train, crushing both in shapeless de
struction. The sight of some ob
ject, a word spoken or read, will
give one's train of thoughts a jteir
direction, or some direction quite
different lAil what it would other-,
wise have taken. Upon very
small things depends all one's fu
ture course in life. Parents, teach
ers, guardians, in fact every one,
may well ponder this. We'areall
influencing each other, giving di
rections to thought, every day, ev
ery hour, every moment.
One hint in this connection : A
family read a journal (say like this)
for a year, and, at the end of that
time, do not recall any particular
alvantage therefVopi. Fat how
many new channels of thought
have their minds been led into by
what they have read ? HowT much
of vacancy there would be if they
blot entirely from their minds all
the information they have gained,
and ail the new ideas and plans of
their own, niiggestcd enly, and in
directly at that, by what they have
read during the year ! The truth
is, one cannot read and think too
much about his daily labor. If lie
get not one new positive piece of
useful information, the thinking de
veloped by reading other men's
views and ideas can but be useful
in stimulating him to reasoning, to
intelligent labor that labor in
which his head aids his hands.
Labor without intelligence is mere
ly brute muscle in exetcise.
. -fc- .
Woman St i i-nAGi:. Fev. II. C.
Waltz, a distinguished Methodist
Clergyman, and well known in
Wabash valley, writes thus from
Cheyenne, Wyoming Tenitory.
His letter is dated a few days pre
vious to assembling of the "Terri
torial Legislature i
The legislature meets next week
I here in Cheyenne, which is the cap
ital ot the iu-ritqiy. Among its
important actions, it is supposed,
and by many ardently expected,
is one which will abolish female
suffrage. One of the greatest and
most abominable outrages ever
committed among free people, was
the forcing of the duties of fran
chise upon the women of this Ter
ritory. Its practical workings of wom
en sitting on juries, lolfbying about
Com t-houses. and electioneering,
have stamped a cuiseiqion it. One'
of the most respectable- Christian
ladies in 'Cheyenne, on election day,
visited nearly all the two score
houses of ill-fame in the city to get
voters. Other less respectable
women did the satnq tiling.
A prostitute shameless and bra
zen faced with a twinkling eye
and a smile, cast in her vote, say
ing: ' I vote for the men that sup
port me!"' Christian honesty says,
"shame on such an outrageous "in
stitution as female suffrage !" The
issue being forced upon the people,
good and respectable women are
necessarily drawn into its contam
"A Fov's Composition." 'The
goat 'is a numerouj animal. He is
found in many p.u t of the habita
ble globe, and also in Fast Felicia
na. He is four-footeder than a lien,
and never shaves. He lets his
beard grow. He can raise tip on
his hind feet and let himself down
easy. He don't mind fences. He
can reach over and nibble shrub
bery, lie butts he chews rapid.
His tail points upwarder than a
cow's. lie is exclusive he be
longs to the hairy stoekracy lie
wears his summer clothes all win
ter. He never squanders fraction
al currency. He never registered.
He dc,nt seein to want to. He nev
er takes a washing. He cant ci
pher. He don't care for worms.
He never slobbers. He is thrifty.
He stamps. I like a goat. For
why ? I wear a goatee."
Airs. C. C. I Jq wen the last one
is said to bo extremely pretty. ' j
Hon- George H. Pendleton-
The New- York lrrM gives a
letter from this gentleman re
viewing the political situation. lie
shows that the Democratic party
is now very nearly equal in point
of numbers to the liadicals. Its
prospects of success are daily
brightctiing. The disclosures of
the reckless management of the
Administration are alienating the
better class of liepublieans who
supported it, until recent investi
gations have exhibited its corrup
tions. Proof of jobbery is accu
mulating wherever examinations
can be made ; and the damaging
revelations come from men who,
in the early period of his term,
were stroiii iersonal friends of
the President. The evidence ilicit
ed by the Senatorial Committee in
New- York has astonished all
classes of our people. In the Sen
ate of the United States, Mr. Fen
ton has made statements as to the
mismanagement ot the revenue
system, w hich prove that the peo
ple have lost millions through the
acts of their agents. The public
lands have been squandered.
Many States have been burdened,
through Federal interference, with
indebtedness that places them on
the road to bankruptcy. It is un
der these, circumstances that Mr.
Pendleton addresses the people,
and gives them encouragement to
believe that the coming Presiden
tial contest will record the end of
misrule by defeating the re-election
of the present incumbent.
This letter was called forth by
an invitation from the lion-hearted
D.cmociacy of Wooster, Ohio, to
Mr. Pendleton to be present at
their celebration of the 8th of
January. The distinguished gen
tleman could not attend, but sent
the letter to which we now refer.
The views of Mr. Pendleton
will cheer the heart of every Dem
ocrat who cherishes the example
and principles of the founders of
our party. He is for energetic
action, and spurns the idea of
passivism, which, if adopted, would
lead to disaster and ruin. The
glorious old party hangs out its
banner on the outer wall. From
the territories, it acquired for the
Union, under the Administration
of Jefferson to that of Polk, front
Louisiana to California, conies the
cheering of our faithful brethren
be true to Democratic principles.
We extract from the letter the fol
lowing, not having space to-day
to give it entire :
"Two great dangers impeiil
free institutions under the policy
of the party now in power. Thy
spirit of centralized military gov
ernment attacks everywhere the
Constitution, and corruption in
office destroys the civil adminis
tration. I d o not speak merely ox
chiefly of special defalcaf ions,how
ever startling, but of the general
degradation of the standard of
oftieial integrity until the offices in
both the civil and military service
seem to he considered the property
of the party, to be dispensed and
administered primarily for party
arrorandizement or personal profit.
These dangers grow out of, and
arc- inseparable from the present
organization of the Republican
party. Its foundations, its' philos
ophy, its history, and its leaders
recognize military power and' the
corrupting use of money by offi
cial patronage as legitimate forces
in ordinary civil administration,
and now more than ever are they
brought into active exercise. The
Democratic party confronts this
theory and denounces these prac
tices. Founded upon the idea of local
government, jealous of powers
granted to authority; taught that
simplicity and economy are essen
tial to the honesty necessary in
Republican institutions, it main
tains with more determined pur
pose that the military must bp
subordinate to the civil authority,
and that offices are a trust for the
people, not spoils for the victors.
Its powerful organization enters
every village iu the land, and num
bers among its adherents nearly
one-half the people as intellectual,
as pure, as patriotic, as unselfish
as any of their fellow-citizens.
They are toe numerous to be cow
ardly. They are too patriotic to
be bike warm. They are too sin
cere in their purposes and convic
tions to be driven to despondency
by ten years of reversed. They
have shown constancy in defeat as
well as wisdom in victory. If I
understand their feelings they will
neither disband their organization
nor flee the iield befoie the contest
commences. 'Either course, they
be'iieve, would give undisputed
sway to the present administration,
which could then give undivided
attention to the deserters from his
The Radical party is cleft by a
mighty power that cannot be ar,
rested. Its distiu-j uished Senators
Schurz, Trumbull, Login, Sumner,
Fenton and Tipton, denounce its
corruptions, and many of the r
leading journals, owing to the
marked change in public opinion,
no longer defend the Administra
tion. Its days are numbered.
A Much. Married Woiaan-
A writer contributes to the col
umns of the Chester, Pa., Jli nrbli
cin, an article on "Tony Weller's
Widows," from which we extract
"Another very couriable widow
was a young lady of Washington,
Pa. She became engaged
young man named Robert
18-10. Her fat I
jected to this match with one of his
clerks, and when the young lady
received a tempting proposal from
a wealthy suitor the paternal influ
ence soon effected a marriage, des
pite the previous engagement. In
less than three months her husband
was killed by a kick from a horse.
Robert was a second time then a
suitor, but delayed the important
question until fifteen months had
elapsed, when, to his horror, she in
formed him that she was engaged.
In three months thereafter she was
married. Two years elapsed, when
the married couple removed to Sy
racuse, N. Y., where, among the
victims of the cholera, when the
pestilence swept that city, was the
second. Robert again sought her
hand, and when a year had elapsed,
was on the eve of a declaration,
when, lo ! he received an invitation
to her wedding! Her late hus
band's business was found in such
a state that to avoid immense losses
she married the surviving partner.
Shortly alter, she removed with her
third husband to Detroit,Michigan.
A few years elapsed when herself
and husband were on a steamer
that was wrecked near Puffalo.
The husband perished and the wife
escaped, solely through the exer
tions of a friend who was on board.
1 1 is gallantry inspired such senti
ments in her breast that she mar
ried her brave preserver a few
months after her third, widowhood.
The happy pair removed to Pitts
burgh, where thcliusband was en
gaged in mercantile business.
Thither Robert, still cherishing his
first love, followed them. One day
he was passing the husband's store
whi n he saw a terrible commotion.
Rushing in, he beheld the mangled
corpse of that gentleman on the
floor. A tierce of rice, in be
ing hoisted to an upper story,
had fallen through th-e traps, killing
him instantly. Anxiously Robert
inquited if any one had been sent
to inform his wife,and w as told that
the bookkeeper had just gone.
Robert started for Allegheny City,
w here the deceased had resided, at
the top of his speed.. The book
keeper was just ahead of him, apd
from past experience, knowing the
virtue of prompt action, and appre
hending that the clerk had designs
on the widow, he ran for dear life,
side-by-side. The race continued
until they reached Hand street
bridge, when the clerk was oblidged
to stop to pay tolls, while Fobert,
a commuter, passed over without
stopping. Reaching the house of
the widow first, Robert told the
heart-rending news, and in the same
breath made a proposal of marri
age. He was accepted. True to
her promise, after a year of mourn
ing, she became Ins wife. As till
her husbands .hail died wealthy,
Robert was comfortably fixed after
all. This case is a remarkable ex
ample of what pluck and persever
ance will do for a man, while at the
same time it teaches a lesson on
the danger of delay."
Vf hat is there a man cannot save
and improve? Fy curbing appetite
and restraining passion, by observ
ing prudence and maintaining reg
ularity, he may save his health,
husband his strength, and preserve
the springs of life, as constant foun
dations of energy and happiness,
to sustain and cherish him under
every labor and hardship. Time
the indolent might make wealth of
it one of the Injurs spent on tri
fles, saved and devoted to improve
ment, is enough to make an igno
rant man wise in ten years to
brighten up and strengthen facul
ties perishing with rust to make
life a fruitf ul field, and death a har
vester of glories.
Fkcomisg 1 ill Diet' lots. The
Democracy have found an appro
priate name for the idea which
some journals advocated of let
ting the few disaffected Republic
ans nominate our Presidential can
didate. They call it "Possumism."
The other idea advaced by some
Democrats, and called by them
"Passivism." which implies the
making of no nominations by a
party having over 2,700,000 voters,
lias not yet been appropriately
named. Fy a proper contrast it
ought to be called "Coonism." No
Democrat will hanker after either
principle. J'Zem nin r.
A new style of ring, calbd the
" I- I riatiou
Fact and Fan3V-
A man in the write place,
"The best Policy." That yith
a large bonus.
When is a person not a person?
When he's a lame'im (layman).
Joselly, an Italian photographer,
has succeeded in taking submarine
Good words are like dew-drops
they fall silently, but who can
tell their effect?
It is a funny thing about a den
tist, that the more he stops the
faster he gets on.
When a wife reigns, it seems
natural that she should storm too.
She generally does.
An Evansville schoolboy defined
a lady to be a " growed-up girl
doesn't cuss nor swear."
A disgusted youth in Nashville
advertised his girl as a liar, because
she broke the engagemeiU.
The chains of habit are generally
too small to be felt till they are too
strong to be broken. Dr. Joluison.
Why does F precede O in thq
alphabet; Fecause you must be
before you can see: lo you ob
Some "horid" man says that in
the present style of dressing young
ladies' hair it is hard to tell which
It is a mortifying reflection for
any man to consider what he has
done, compared with what he
might have done.
A baker has invented, a new
kind of yeast. It makes bread so
light that a pound of it weighs
only twelve pnnces.
A young lady recently tried to 6
do up her back hair with a honey
comb to make it look sweetly.
We believe she failed.
The ladies of a Georgia town
raised money enough to buy a lire
engine. Can they want it tcput
out their own ilamcs?
Hurry and cunning are the two
apprentices of dispatch and skill ; o
but neither of them ever learn their
master's trade. Colton.
Men often attempt, by the light
of reason, to discover the mysteries
of eternity. They might as well
hold up a candle tu .see the stars.
During the three hundred and
sixty-live days of last year, three
hundred and sity-five loving pairs
united in marriage a Rock Island,
A writer, describing the exodus
savs: "The devil
drove woman out of Paradise, rjut
he could not drive Paradise out of
A Western journal offers this
inducement: "All subscribers pay?
ing in advance will be entitled to
a first-class obituary notice in case
New Jersey, finding on a close
survey, that it had a few more
square inches of territory than w as
supposed, contemplates the forma
tion of six new counties.
The minds of some people are
like the pupil of the human eye?
and contract themselves the more
the stronger light there is shed up
on them. Tios Jfoore.
The watch-night exercises in a
colored church in Griffin (Ga.)
were so intense that a Coroner
employed New Year's day in sit
ting on one of the brethren'.
Dorabella, who reads the papers,
thinks it nothing wonderful that
the Ring should be in arrears.
She's says had rings m cr ears ev
er since she was seven years old. 0
A man who hafl read about
"converting United. States five
twenties," says he longs to be a
missionary in that field, and knows
that he should cleave to his flock.
Generosity during life is a very
different thing from generosity m
the hour of death ; one proceeds
from genuine liberty and benevoT
lence ; the other from pride or fear.
A little girl was told to spell
ferment, and give its meaning,
with a sentence in which it wa
used. The following was literally
her 'answer: "Ferment, a verb,
signifying work. I Ioa c to ferment
in the garden."
"How wonderful," exclaims
some unknown philosopher, "are
the laws governing human cxistq
tence. Were it not for tight lacing 0
all civilized countries would lye
overridden with women.
Josh Fillings says: "Most men
will concede that it looks foolish to
see 'i ,,V draggin' a heavy sled
undiill for the tleetin' pleasure of
ridin' down again. Hut it appears
.i .1,7. l.i.xr ; n-saro Pv the
to me mat toe r- j
.1,, f -i voung man who woikv
hard all the week and drinks u
his wages on Saturday night.