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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1872.
l)c lUcdiij) Enterprise.
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G3 53 9
IT NEVER PAYS.
It never pays to fret and growl
When fortune seems onr foe;
Th? better bred will push ahead
And etrike the braver blow.
For luck is work,
And those who shirk
Should not lament their doom;
But yield the play,
And clear the way,
That better men bare room.
It never pas to foster pride.
And squander wealth in show;
For friends thus won are sure to run
Jn times of want or woe;
The noble worth
Of all on earth
Are gems ot hvart and brain
A conscience clear,
A household dear,
And hands without a stain.
It nver pays to hale a foe.
Or catt-r to a friend.
To fawn and whine, much less,
To borrow or to lend-
The faults of mea
Are fewer when
Each rows his own canoe,
For friends and debts
And pampered pets
Unbounded mischief brew.
It never pays to wreck tho health
In driidgiiifr afier gain ;
And he is sold that thinks that gold
Is cheaply bought with pain.
An humble lot,
A cozy cot,
Have tempted even king.
For stations high
That wealth will buy,
Naught to content tnent brings.
It never pays! A'blunt refrain,
Well worthy of a song.
For age and youth must learn this truth
That nothing pays that's wrong.
The good and pure
Alone are sure
To bring prolonged success !
Whilo what id right
In heaven's sight
Is always sure to bless.
MOTHER, HOME AM 11EAVE.V.
Th sounds that fall on mortal ear,
As dew-drops pure at even.
That soothe the breast or start a tear,
Are mother, home and heaven.
A mother sweetest name on earth
We lisp it on the knee.
And idolize its sacred worth
In manhood's infancy,
A home that paradise below
Of sun-hine and of flowers.
Where hallowed joys perennial flow
By calm, sequestered bowers.
And heaven that port ot endless peace,
The haven of the soul.
When life's corroding cares shall cease,
Like weeph g waves to roll.
O. weep not, then, though cruel time
The cliain ot love has riven ;
To every link, in yonder clime,
Reunion shall be given.
Oh. fall they not on mortal ear,
As dew-drops pure at even.
To soothe the breast, or start the tear,
A mother, home and heaven!
The Political Situation-
A Xgav York Herald correspond
ent, a few days ago, sought Chief
Justice Church, and proceeded to
interview him on the political situ
ation, lit response to a question
in regard to a union to defeat
Grant, he said :
"I have not been an advocate of
coalitions. The Democracy of the
nation is too great a power to sur
render principles in a scramble for
office. Its past history is too bvib
liant to forego its policy for a divis
ion of spoils, and it still lives and
will live for a brilliant future that
must come some tune,
" I do not mean to say that it is
proposed to sacrifice principle for
the gains of oflice, but in the cause
of general reform to form a union
of all parties upon some liberal
basis for the defeat of President
Grant, and the termination of the
corrupt practices, the lavish ex
penditures or money, and the cor
ruption of the people that is said to
characterize the present rule at
Again the Judge hesitated be
fore answering, but finally declared:
"Sir, you speak ot corruption in
the administration of tho nation,
IT IS SAP TO CONTEMPLATE,
but it is nevertheless a fact, that
briberj', corruption, peculation and
defalcation are the order under
Giant's administration. I do sin
cerely believe that in this nation
there is a great majority of the
people opposed to the re-election
of Mr. Grant. They are disgusted
with his statesmanship and the
robbery that rules under it. But
THE DEMOCIiACY IS XOT YET DEAD.
It has statesmen left who can lead
it to victory, if wise counsel prevail.
When the time conies they can be
found, whether we search for them
in the modest law otiice, the marts
of commerce or the sanctum. Yes,
we have statesmen left whose
names have never been mentioned
in connection with the Presidency,
who could lead our party to victory
and give the people the reforms
they so much demand. No man
can guess who will be the "next
President. I see your journal, the
Herald, declares that Grant cannot
be defeated. I do not think so. -There
is a determination on the
part of thinking, reading people,
that a change must come. The in
famous dishonesty of the federal
administration aiiects the pockets
of the people, and the great reform
movement of Xew York shows
that when the people will it
CORRUPTION' MUST VACATE ITS SEAT
and fall before the ballots of the
" But, J udge, is it not possible
that a union of all anti-administration
men could be formed, for the
public good, from both parties, as
I have indicated?"
"It might be accomplished; but
there is time enough. There is no
"Time enough? Tf Grant is to
be defeated there is work to be
done, and the quicker the ball is
put in motion the surer will be the
success of the movement."
" I do not see it in that light.
Great revolutions of public senti
ment have been conceived in an
hour and executed in a week.
WHEN THE PEOPLE PvESOLVE TO
MOVE THEY MOVE QUICKLY
and sweep everything from their
path. We have several months
yet in which to work. How is it
proposed to accomplish this fusion
"One of the Western papers sug
gests the immediate call of a con
vention of delegates Republicans
and Democrats opposed to Grant's
re-election a conference on the
basis of such a union ami the selec
tion of such a man as all anti-Grant,
anti-corruption, anti-bribery and
auti-preseut-makiiig men can unite
"Something might possibly come
of it; but I tell you, sir, we should
not talk of men now. We should
work. It is useless to discuss the
fitness of this or that man as a
standard-bearer. When the time
comes the right man can be found,
and he may be found in the place
The Chief Justice then went
into some rather eloquent remarks
on the lower and duty of the inde
pendent press of the country to
educate the people to an apprecia
tion of the rascalities, believing a
speedy reform would follow. "Let
the press make public sentiment,"
he said, "and public sentiment will
find the statesman. When the
time comes it will enter some office
or counting-room, or sanctum, or
modest manor, and, leading him
forth by the hand, install a states
man of honesty, ability and patriot
ism as their choice at the White
House." The correspondent here
concludes as follows;
While the brave old jurist was
uttering these sentiments the spir
it of which is given, although I
may not have put t hem in his words
his face was radiant with enthu
siasm, and every motion of his lip
and glance of his eye betokened
the earnestness with which he was
impelled. Finally, after an inter
view with one of the clearest minds
in the State, I reluctantly arose to
depart. As he grasped my hand
in parting salut ation lie continued :
THERE IS STILL HOPE BEFORE US,
and it is in the press. The people i
are ripe for a great political revolu
tion, in which the press must be in
the foreground of the battkyigainst
the corrupt bribe-takers and pecu
lators who arc reveling in all de
partments the government, and
GRANT IS AS EIG A DEVIL
as any of them, only he takes his
bribes in less objectionable shape.
Farewell, sir; let us hope for the
The Elements of Success.
'The struggles of a life to achieve
some great victory, are like the ef
forts of the traveler to reach the
summit of ' one of the mountains
of Switzerland in the face of a rag
ing storm. To turn back toward
the monotonous plain would be de
feat and disgrace, to remain where
he is, without shelter is certain
death ; and to advance a single
step seems to defy heaven. Yet
he is impelled to go forward; for
at the summit, he knows the shep
herd of St. Bernard will welcome
him and afford him shelter ; but
the rugged path becomes obscured
and the faithful guide bewildered,
and at length is ready to lie down
and die, when in the dim distance
he sees through the blinding snow
the faint light of the good old
shepherd, and with one desperate,
hopeless effort, he reaches the
threshold and is safe. During the
calm nio-ht that succeeds, the north
ern streamers shoot in every direc
tion across the sky, flecking the
serene heavens with their spangled
nennants of gold and orange ami
fleecy white, and when the sun of
the morning mounts the peaks
and spreads the gorgeous, limitless
panorama, he teeis, as ne never ieu
before, that the" mountain beight
of victory is infinitely more glori
ous for the trials and dangers of
the rugged ascent.
t m i
It is the ambition of every true
Philadelphia!! to live long enough
to be mentioned in the Philadelphia
T.fdarr as "one of the nine persons
who died last week at the age of
The President Impeached by tha Tes
thfiaiiy of $tis Stewart, of XJew
York What Mr- Boutwell Would
Have Done in Andrew Johnson's
1 From the Washington Fatroit.
Administration papers such as
the Xew York Times and Phila
delphia IVt.sv.', which have dircot
and confidential relations to the
President, assume a lofty air of
contempt as to the Custom-house
revelations, and seem to think the
"cartage" matter is a very small
affair. The difference between 30
cents and 1 50 on a package, or
the aggregated plunder by the
"mess" pets of the President of
150,00t), is, relatively to the
amount which the Xew Jersey
brother-in-law and the late Fisk
proposed to handle in September,
1801), of no account. But positive
ly we affirm that the "cartage"
contract the connivance of the
President in it, as proved by the
removal of Mr. Grinnell, and the
refusal to liiton to Mr, Stewart is
so gross and flagrant a wrong as
must even, if nothing else be prov
ed, (and more no doubt will be,)
arouse public indignation and in
volve penal respous.ibilty. Let us
explain ourselves by an hypotheti
cal case. Let us suppose that An
drew Johnson had offered the Sec
retaryship of" the Treasury to an
eminent Xew York merchant
with a business character above
reproach who had declined to ac
cept it. He then appoints another
leading merchant Collector of the
Port, and coincidently asks that
one of the staff shouhl be provided
for. That agent goes to X ew York
and becomes a secret j artner in a
scandalous job, having no authority
of law, and exceedingly obnoxious
to men of business. They remon
strate to the Secretary of the
Treasury, who advises that the
thing should be given up, but, evi
dently afraid of his master, does
not interfere act i vely. The job not
only goes on, but the lucky agent
demands more -plunder and when
the frightened but conscientious
Collector demurs, and finally refus
es, the President (Andrew Johnson
we are assuming) turns him out
and appoints another -man who
ratifies the job. Xor is this all;
for on this state of facts, while the
inference is strong enough, the
chain of proof is hardly complete;
at this juncture he, the eminent,
irreproachable business man, who
was the first choice for Secretary
of the Treasury, steps from his re
tirement, and outraged by the im
position on trade becoming grosser
and grosser every hour, goes in a
frank and manly manner and tells
the President the actual truth, once
and twice, and it produces no effect,
and, the job goes on and is going
on now. "It," says Mr. Stewart,
speaking of the job and the Presi
dent's acquiesence in it, "it is sim
ply an outrage on the merchant
and the law."
T nrnin' back then, in the light
of this present to our hypothetical
i i l . i o r o
case, the ournmg wurus ui icuo
enmn Itnr.k to us ; for do we not
read what, on the 22d of April of
that year ot impeachment, one -ui,
S. Boutwell (manager) said
of Executive usurpation and con
When he removed faithful pub
lic officers, (Grinnell,) and appoint
ed others, (Murphy, Leet & Co.,)
whose only claim io commucuuhm.
was devotion to his interest and
obedience to his will, they compen
sated themselves for this devotion
by frauds upon the revenue and
violations of the laws of the land.
These men have been bound to
him by the strongest ties. The
corruptions of the public service
have enriched his personal adhor
1 streno-thened the passion
f f,-nvirn in multitudes mOl'O.
These clause of men have exerted
their poxrer to close vp every avenue
TWn miv one doubt what would
have been Andrew Johnson's doom
had he done what President Grant
il one; thus stolidly and defiantly t
The importance of Mr. Stewart's
testimony cannot oo oeiMaieu.
If xv-i not, obtruded or even volun
teered. It was, so far as it impli
cated the President given reluct-
ontlv Tt, is worth repeating;
Q" Have you ever state I your
views to tho Secretary of the Treas
urer or the President ? A. Well, I
prefer that you should not ask me
Q. Mr. Stewart, this is a proper
question ; the President is a public
officer, tne inquest m ,
Secretary ot the Treasury's a pub
lic officer, a very iu-.i uui-i. .
I never did to the Secretary of
' P ... . . .urr
r T il o not wish to press you
bevond what you feel is proper,
ufr ;f xron have no very serious
objection, will you mention wheth
called the attention of the
t. tn it? A. Well. sir. I
' O ' When first? A. October, a
Q. Octoccr, 1870? A. Yes, sir.
Q. More than once ? A. Yes, sir.
Q. How often, if you please?
A. At another time.
Q. When was that? A. Last
Q. Did you express your views
to him at any other time? A. I
did ; only twice.
Q. Did you succeed in obtaining
any reformation or improvement
of the system? A. Xo, sir.
Q. In any particular A. .No,
Q, Does it remqin precisely as
it was before you made these rep
resentations in that high quarter?
A. Yes. sir.
The reader will note the dates
October, 1870, and the summer of
1871 when tho Leet job was ini
tiate and when it was comsummate.
Does any one Imagine that had
Mr. Stewart been Secretary of the
treasury tins outrage would ever
have been attempted, or if attempt
ed would have been persevered in ?
Our word for it, Leet would have
languished in military obscurity
ie mess would not have been
kept up by enforced impositions on
the Xew York shipping merchants,
and, had it been insisted on, the
resignation of the Secretary of the
treasury would have been prompt
ly in the President's hand. And
hero we are compelled to note an
other feature of this unpleasant
transaction, to which attention has
not been called. We refer to Sec
retary Bout well's connivance. He
knows, as well as Mr. Stewart, that
tins job is a gross imposition on
trade, to a certain pvtcnt. interfer
ing with his darling revenue. He
directed it, in a certain sense, to be
discontinued. He remonstrated
mildly against it, but what cared
Leet ifc Co. lor him, secure in the
countenance and co operation of
the Mess, and the favor of the
Mess's master? Thus is it that the
Secretary of the Treasury lias, for
more than a year, out of simple
subservience, connived at a gross
violation of law, and permitted at
least 8150,000 to be filched out of
the pockets of honest traders for
the benefit of a small knot of
stranger adventurers who were
sent to Xew York for the purposes
of prey, and a portion of whose
plunder was remitted to ashing
tou to keep up the Ring, of which
these adventurers were a part. It
was with natural asperity Mr.
Stewart said of them:
It has been said that the Cunard
and Iloboken men were foreigners,
and why should they have this
privilege? Well, who are the gen
tlemen who have it now? They
are foreigners to us citizens of Xew
York. I do not believe any one in
this city knows them (certainly, I
never heard of them) before they
came to the city of Xew York.
Mr. Stewart says lie did not
think it worth while to go to the
Secretary of the Treasuiy, whose
position and weakness he perfectly
understood but he went at once
to "Headquarters" and with what
result the world now sees. The
Mess remains master of the position
and Leet laughs !
There aro in the employ of the
Post-office Department for the
transportation of the mails 7,28G
contractors. The amount paid
during the last fiscal year for their
contracts was $13,404,921.
It is this branch of the public
service that the people have been
largely swindled by a combination
of straw-bidders who unite to de
fraud the government. Of all
"rings" associated to plunder the
the people none have been more
The Washington Patriot, in an
article of five columns, goes after
the Postmaster-General and details
the manner in which the contracts
are let, not to the lowest bidder,
but to the friends of that official,
by which means, it alleges, the
Government is annually swindled
out of immense sums. There are
several systems, or "ring" combi
nations, by which the fraud is car
ried out. We give a condensed
statement of one plan: On the
5th of May, 1870, under a joint
resolution of the two Houses of
Congress, the mail letting in Cali
fornia, Xevada and Oregon, and
the Territories of Washington,
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah
and Arizona, were taken out of
the operation of the general law,
and by the provisions of section
two of said resolution, the Post
master-General was authorized to
summon before him any bidder
whose good faith he had reason to
doubt, and upon his failure to im
mediately contract tnen to con
tract with the lowest of the bidders
who will do so for the performance
of the service '
Under the provisions of this
Act a system of fraud has been
perpetrated ever since its adoption,
and it has permitted the exercise
ot favoritism in the most shameful
manner. The "ring" go to worli
to carry out their designs by plac
iug straw bids on the file for carry
ing the mails on any important line
in any of these territories or States.
The lowest, of course, obtains the
award and the party making it
fails, as was intended, to contract.
This gives the Portmaster-General
the right of contracting wHh some
The bids for Postal service are
daily registered, and three months
are allowed after the award is made
to file bonds for the execution of
the contract. Those who wish to
swindle the Government see that
they have to contend against bona
fide bidders, some of whom are
higher than themselves, others
lower. Xow connivance with the
post-oflice officials enables them to
swindle, hundreds of thousands of
dollars annually from the Depart
ment. The Ittriot says that the Cress
well system, as praticed until July
last, may be more fully understood,
we will attempt its illustration by
diagram, taking an intermediate
contract figure as a maximum:
Rids of the -Ring," in Buna fide bids:
the names of dif
The lowest bid receives the
award, but no one claims it, It is
the "ring" bid, as is also the next
highest, and that is not claimed
either. The twenty-five-thousand
bid is bona jide, but its owner is
seen and in formed that it" be will
withdraw they will give him $2,
500. If he does not, the lower
bid would take the contract. He
is glad to withdraw. In a similar
manner bid after bid has been
worked off until the confed
erates obtain the highest sums,
reaching the figures of 00,000 for
contracts that bona jide bidders
would have performed for 25,000
or $30,000. These contracts are
awarded for long periods, and the
loss to the treasury is enormous?
Heretofore the Post-oflice Depart
ment has been regarded with great
favor by the public; but these dis
closures, made in tho City of
Washington by a respectable pa
per, edited by resposible men,
ought to be investigated. At first
the proposition that great abuses
existed in the Xew York Custom
house was received in the Senate of
the United States with smiles of
derision ; yet investigation has
shown that the abuses perpetrated
there implicated in wrong-doing
many of our highest officials.
The Post-office Department is
the branch of the Administration
that ought to be under the most
rigid system of examination. Mill
ions of letters containing money and
valuables pass through the hands
of its employes. Connivance in
fraudulent transactions by its su
perior officers would have an ex
traordinary influence in increasing
the crimes of opening letters and
purloining their contents. Its an
nual expenditures are 824,390,104 ;
exceeding its income by over $4,
000,000, and its expenses for the
fiscal year ending June, 1873, are
estimated at 827,500,000, Avith a
probable deficit of nearly 5,000,
000, The Post-office service has a
larger force at its command than
even the War and Xavy Depart
ments united. Its total lorce em
ployed on Juno 30, 1871, embrac
ing contractors, postmasters, clerks
letter carriers, etc., amounted to a
formidable array- the grand total
aggregates 43,954 persons.
Shades of Colored Society.
A correspondent writes fron; Xew
"Your readers must understand
that our colored society is some
what (mixed) different from that ot
other places. The aristocratic octo
roons and quadroons have but little
affinity for the black people, except
at election times. The most violent
rebels of the late rebellion were the
octoroon and quadroon women, the
majority of whom were placer with
white men, and many of them still
continue the association, their off
spring being so white that the best
experts in ethnology cannot tell
which is which, and the Pitteenth
Amendment now gives those chil
dren a social status which they did
not have previous to the passage of
that act and the consequence is,
these off-colored children hold then-
heads higher now than ever, and a
black man or woman has no chance,
socially, with them."
There is a perennial nobility,
and even sacred ness in work.
Were he never so benighted, for
getful of his high calling, there is
always hope in a man that actually
and earnestly works; in i'JIenes?
there is perpetual despair. Blessed
is he who has found his work.
Labor is life.
Fact and Fancy.
Expensive hood Wornanhood,
The entire expenses of the nib,0
census was 83,287,000.
Christian graces, like stars, shine
brightest in the darkest hour,
Strongest minds are often those
of whom the world hears least.
We live in deeds, not years; in,
thoughts, not breaths.
Why is a pig like a miser ? Be
cause he is no good until he is dead,
Why is pedestrianism like new
milk ? Becausp it strengthens the
Care to our coffin adds a nail, no
doubt. And every grin, so merry,
draws one out.
Indolence A lazy boy makes a
lazy man, just at a crooked saplinop
makes a crooked tree
Nearly all beginnings arecdiffi
cult and poor. At the opening of
the hunt the hound limps.
It is one of tho worst errors to
suppose that there is any other
parth to safety except of duty,
A handsome woman pleases the
p"c . :l good woman the heartP One
is a jewel, the other a treasure.
Sentiments of friendship which
flow from the heart, cannot bo
frozen in adversity.
Osceola county, Iowa, with 277,
180 acres of land, contains not a
A Scotch minister refused bapt
ism to the child of a man who sold
milk on Sunday,
Over five hundred oublo feet of
air pass through the human lungs
in two hours.
Young women should set gcoci
examples, for the young menare
always after them.
It may sound like a parody, yet
the breaking of both wings "of an
army is pretty sure to make it fly.
The Presbyterian Church of the
United States, old and new conv
bined, numbers 455,378 members,
"A prudent man," says a witty
Frenchman, "is like a pin. His
head prevents him going too far,''
Boston people who are in doubt
as to the best "watering places,"
have got in the habit of asking?
A Maine farmer has discovered
that clipping off the blossoms
makes his jmtatocs larger and moro
Our sins, like our shaddows, 0
when our day is in its glory scarce
appear; towards our evening how
great and monstrous !
The District of Columbia has
four times as many idiots and lun
atics as an' other section of the
cauntry of the same population.
The minister who divides his dis
courses into too many heads will
find it difficult to procure attentive
ears for all of them.
A Charleston woman keeps the
" most fashionable and attractive
undertaker's establishment in the
In Georgia, sunflowers of three
and four feet in circumference are
among the productions of the sea
Absence destroys small passions
and increases great ones, as the
wind extinguishes tapers and kin
Bv the ov erflowing of the Guniti
River in British India, 3,000 houses
were destroyed and 10,000 persons
made homeless. The suffering was
It is said that Wm. M. Tweed
has no desire to enter the kingdom
of Heaven since he has read 'Reve
lations, xiv., 2, and learned that
there will be ILxrpers there.
A New Y"ork minister is said to
be the defendant in a breach of
promise and seduction case dam
ages 810,000. Verily the great
metropolis is getting to be a verjr
A Persian philosopher t?eing
asked by what method he had ac
quired so much knowledge, answer
ed : "By not being prevented by
shame from asking questions vyhen
I was ignorant."
"Thomas," said a father to his
son, "don't let the girl make a fool
of you. Look sharp. Remember
the adage that "Love is blind.'
"Oh that adage wen't wok,' said
Tom "Talk about Love's being
blind! Why, I see ten times as
much in that girl as you do!
It is said that hay can he made
fire-proof by epringhng a layer of
salt between each layer of hay.
The process is recommended as
serving the double purpose of a
preventive against the fire and ren
dering the ha)' more conducive to
the health of cattle and more agfee
able to their palates. ' "
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