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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1872,
1)C lUcckln ntcvpu5C
A DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
pusiness f?ian, the Farmer
And the FAMILY CIRCLE.
i.trp.n r.YEUY FTUDAY
JSIiJTOP. AND I'll MASHER.
OFF1C Z -In Dr. Thcs:ns's Brick liuilding
; ms of s unscn IP TIOX:
ein-le Copy one year, in advance, ii .0
T ,7.1 .1.V o .1 I'K R TISIXG :
Transient advertisements, including all
le-'ul'iioti.-ei. V- ! ' l'f Imes, I w.$ 2 50
For Hildl sil':-e:lUi;lltlll.-:f ItlOIJ
Oik C jhiiiin, one year
Half " '
fl,,..Pr " "
Bu-iae.ss Car;!, J scnarft one year. . .
g- !lftnift-inc-t ( be mail at the ris,k o
Subscriber, ami at the tjrpne of Agents.
JIOOK AXI JOB PIlfXTIXG
f -e- t'hi F.-if prnrise oiYirC IS stirnilied W:tll
v,c .',i:i!'nl -.1 u-.r.ivfil -tvU-.- of ty pe . and mod
er'n I VCHIN'K 1U IvS'KS. whicli will enable
h Picju'ietor to do .lob Piinting at all times
Xant, Quick and Cheap !
e-y W-.rti s-dieited.
41 f!i-i I ': tr-tnt-tctvnt upon a. pect
U U SIX EPS CARD S
IT. V ATKINS. M. D ,
SlIIlfJKON. l'ouri.wn, 0;;kg n.
m.r. -O.W Fellows' Temple, corner
Fii--t iiivi lder streets Residence corner or j
M.iin and Seventh streets.
S. Hi.-KL.VT. CHAS. K. WAKKEX.
li U SLAT & WA53R2K
Attorneys at Law,
OKI ict: en A I! v. ax's. ntliCK, VAIN" h.riiEET,
ore ;x ciTV,oin:r.o:
F. BARCLAY, FX,
F.jv.i.. vly .burgeon to thi; Jli-fi. H. 1-'- Co.
i-ii.vcrrinxo physiciax axd -ritoEf n,
7T'i" StrtMl, Orritoii fi y.
ATTDHNEYS AND ('i)I NSlLDUS .T-L.W,
OUSGOH CITY, OltEGOIT.
WH.T, t'KACTICK IN" ALL T1!K COURTS
of the tate.
- .7-j.,.ci:li attention tven to cases in the
U.'s. Land Oilivt- at Oregon City.
A to il l- 7'-':tf
since 1-10, at the tod stand,
,'('!-', Orru- C )'.;, Orrann.
n Asorttiieat of y.'afches. Jew-
ail l Si:l!l I nooias wcmiii
.Jlocks, ail of wliich arc warranted
!, In; if represented.
K-:aiiititrs d-eio on short notice,
M.l t'i uiki'ul for jiast Cavers.
On EG OX CITY.
Xt. VII orders for the delivery of merchan
dise or ji a -ka res and freight of what.-ver Oes
criptio i. to any part of the city, will beexe
0 1. e l pi-) Hit -y and with care.
A. G. WATJiXGS
Pioneer Book Bindery.
( inH i- of Kiiint an I i!h r Street,
TH.AXK HOOKS RULED and T50UXD to
an ' deircd pattern.
' '"MUSIC HOOKS, MAGAZINES, NEWS
PVPFRS, Etc., bound in every variety of
stvle known to the trade.
0!'d'-rs from the country promptly at
TOilX M. DACOX,
TmnA-trr nn,l Ti'1rtT" In
"nss cr.r a;j cscw
STATU )XElc", PF.IIFL'MKEY, &v., Ac,
Orfgnn CHy, Oregon.
At Charman.Sf J l'.trn i old -it a nil, lately oc
c'ud by S. Ackcrman, Main, strnt.
3 m V iC
Q1"FICE In Odd Fell. ws' Tenjle, en
f Kirs- fitid Alder Strei t , Po I'-Istc".
T'i natronagi? of those desir'nsr superior
op?-it o s is in sp.cuii request. Nitrous ox
'.ij o- the oainles- extraction of teeth.
' -:f" A- teiei at t-cth "better than the best,'
aid i '.'t.-tin i. th( chipet.
Will l m Oregon City on Saturdays.
J. M. TIT1MPSOV, C W. FrTCH.
TH3r1PSON & FETCH,
All oraety zt iaw.
a x n
Real Estate Agents,
EUGEfi CITY, OREGON,
OFFICE TWO DOORS NORTH OF THE POsTOFFICE.
RS.VL ESTATE BOUGHT AND SOLD.
LOANS NEGOTIATED. XI AB
SfRACT Or TITLES FCRXI5HED.
JS H WE A COMPLETE ATTRACT
V of Title of all propertv in Eugene
Citv. an 1 perfect platsot t' r same, prepared
wi'h pre it care. NVe will practice in t'ie
duF"rent (nrts of the Stat -. Special Ht
t'itiin givn to the collection rf all claims
that mar be ol iced in our bands. Lesrd
F ;t ibli-h.
My Childhold's Home.
BY CUlTrtN CLIVE.
I see aorain ibt childhood'? home
h nn neids ot wavinj errain
And swing beneath the obi oak tree.
nown in the shaded lane.
There is the cot-tape on the hill,
With gables quaint and queer ;
The vine-clad porch beneath the eaves.
And trellised arbor near.
I watch the cattle grazing round,
Some in the meadow lowing ;
While others stop to slake their thirst
Where limpid streams are Mowing.
And there at e Socks of fleecy sheep.
AH rambling off together ;
They slowly climb the distant slope.
To browse upon the heather.
I catch again my spotted lamb,
Ami, trembling, run avyuv.
To hule fro.u one less innocent,
rXeath tiny stacks of hay :
Or scamble o'er a roujrh stone fence,
Ilfdired in by bosh and thorns.
Cut iearing more than b;anch or briar
Old Darby's7' threatening horns!
Ah ! there's the river wide and deep,
With fishing rod and gnu ;
And o'er the bank in childish glee.
With rapid steps I run.
To meet mv srrandsire. where, he stands.
Who !&yf;iUy .cries out,
'Take care, yon little river rou.p !
There, now! unhook that trout."
I see it leaping on the gronnd.
And grasp the finny thing:
Then wildly streaming with affright,
I make he yvelkio j in.
For I could turn the liny wheel,
To wind up line ind " flies."
Hut shuddered when a little fish
I had to agonize.
One glance I give mv pretty skiff,
Down by the waterfall ;
Then ramble io the ir.otinle.in top.
To hear the echoes call.
Again I wander to the cot.
Arid linger at t.he door.
Where I io childhood's merry glee
Can enter nevermore.
f see beside a ?;inr,!;ig wheel,
V'r hiii the old arm chair.
"Xe.uh .-ilver locks, and snowv
OA' once Hiiooth and fair.
A'fllble ro-ts uji
Her voice is
ot her kt
Hear again t nose ne.. r s-! I words
" M iv tiod protect my ch'fd."
I kr.eel while low a r raver ascends
l'i to the Tlnotie ol tirace:
And 'eel the partitis.' i:ings once more,
.Cia-ped in her bind embrace.
Alas! how tiiin'''ss to uiy ga.e
T!e I'ast and Present seem:
The Fn;m-e. too. will. ;! lite's close,
Prove b.it a ch inite dream.
Mr. Hendricks' loiiicn.
There have been contradictory f-tito-tiien's
pnb'isiied as u the view.--, enter
tained by ex Sena: or Hendricks, of In
diana, in re'aiion io the tier, n es ami
action of the Cinr.'una'ii Cosiveseion. lie
has been recently interviewed'' by an
Indianapolis correspondent of the Cin
cinnati F.iaji'.irer. who. after a Imig c..;n
versati -n w'h Mr. Hendricks wrote out
the tollowing statement ol Mr. Hendricks"
;:;itton aid received ins consent to have
it go before the public as such : "I will
make no ell'ort. to influence the aroion of
the Xat'tona! 1) tn icraii.c Convention, and
will abide by its (jecisio;:. At this time,
in v;i'.v of the fait that, there has been
no concert of ac'ion among the leaders
and prominent men of the party, it be
hooves all to move wi'h prudence, dignity
and caution. The question ol endorsing
the Cincinnati nominees, or makii g
sira'ght out Democratic nominations, is
pij.e that j-hoidd be '.veil weighed and care
fully. .considered. It is impossible, at- this
early dav. to say what the feeling of the
masses of the Democratic party in In
diana toward the Cincinnati tickel is. A
far as I can judge, the Democracy of In
(limn will toil occupy any decided ground
until after Ihe meeting ot tne State Con
vention, which laKes place on the 12ih ol
next, mon'h. That Convention will
, ., : ,. .
uouoiiess nouitnaie a iT),n;it .t - 'ernocrai - -
ic ticket am reter I tie cniesnon ol J'resi-
detitial nominations to :he Xational Con
.veniion. As far as I am concerned. I 'eel
in duty bound to sustain the action of the
Xa'ional Convention. If it nominates
a straight ticket. I will support it wnh till
the zeal, inlluence and ability I possess.
If it endees h'e nomination of Greeley
and Frown, I shall certainly support tlia'
ticket with equal zeal and energy. Any
other sta'ement of tr.v posiuoti i;i regard
to this matter has been made without an
In conclusion Mr. Hendricks refered to
the report that he had volunteered to run
for Governor on the Liberal or any other
ticket, as a mist ike. The office had no at
U'acecns for him. and nothing but belief
hit his' name would aid to die prosoec's
of the Democratic ') -kefs success would
induce ban to ace -pt the nomiuatioa.
A Circat Deal of Fuss.
The Radical papers have had m.;;c,h to
say about Sheriff Howard's defalcation
We presume they will make no correction
until after the elec'iioti. The following
letter to the lleraid will explain matters :
Canyon City. May 22. 1S72.
Dear Sr: No dor. bt. before this reach
es' you, the news that .our Sheriff for six
veats. Mid candidate for re-election has
l 'tt without inlonning any one of his in
tention so to do. My object in writin"- to
you is that it will donbdess find its way
into the columns of the press and stn
pendous defalcations charged against him.
He was , behind in his April "settlement
with the county to the amount of a little
over S2..-.00 On Monday last. (rH, (j.,v
set by the Court f"r the sheriff to sett le
the money was o,Vp,,;,7. nn,i Howard's t,c
counts are s,,., His (anrd'v are stjif
here, and propose to rem tin. 'ftisderni
ties are conducing the business rf ,r1P
office, snd the Radicals are terriblyexer
' . ,,ir-v can i iin.i a vaca
in o.-e .-vierM s olilce t T lie P't..,)
; fiMed bv
can't whine over
taxes the ne-,,1,!,
must or fhotild
pay to make cr,.,ui
o-:;iicauo;i ot a Oeiuocra
oeen sertie i. the winl is0u'
of t,eir sails. We say to therri: go and d.,
! kewi-e; there is a great amount of ibes
kmd of work for yon. if you will jat at
tend to tt tcnvKi-itts d,.
Should 'he,e. be a defa!C;,!ion chJlro-Pf
to Howard: you are reque.-ie.(l to C-nv v
or Lave it denied throne h :th i7e.'
You are hereby authorized, if deemed
necessary. t ne my name in it8 dejii.,1
A. M- Ilenders.o. of Olive Creek, is the
nominee by the Central Commtoee in
Howard's stead. Most truly yours, '
.ii i , ... . -"' -
ahe (vtticn t.o'.i...
Alexander II. Stephens on the Liberal
From the Atlanta Sun, May 10.
.'.'Choose you this day whom you will serve."
The great Armageddon contest
in this country between constitu
tionalism and centralism for and
against the rights of the people and
the rights ot the States is fairly
opened. On the one side this
issue statu the Democracy : on the
other stand the two wings of the
It is time that every recognized
leader and organ of public centi
nient had taken position on one
side or the other in this momentous
conflict. Silence on the part of
sentinels upon the watch-tower is
no longer excusable or pardonable.
The Democratic hosts of upwards
of three mil Iron voters have been
trilled with long enough by i ries t f
44 Wait for i,e "wagon "wait 1 r
the Cincinnati Convention;" "wait
f r Mr, Belmont's call of the Ex
It is very apparent now that all
these cr'us of "Wait P "Wait P
"Wait P were only to quiet the
Democracy until they could be be
trayed by "trusted leaders,'1 and
surrendered into the hands of the
The rank and file should "wait"
no longer upon leaders. They
should demand, in county meetings
.and State conventions, that ail who
undertake to guide public senti
ment on the Democratic side should
j take position fail into line, get
out of the way, or join one wing
! or the other of the Kadical dynas
L"Those who are not for us are
against us, should now he t:ie
watchword of the Democracy, it
they would rescue our free institu
tions from the hands of usurpers
in the hour of our country's great
est peril. Enemies in
should no lonirer Ire tolerated in
If any one heretofore imbued
with Democratic principles des-ires
A'r. Greeley for President, let him
openly avow his position. It any
such "think it letter to take Mr.
Gi'iclcv and not run a Democratic
let, him openly so declare.
i ; . t 1
HonesI, honorable men
sometimes differ upon grave and
rreat questions We have per'ey
t: 1, i f.t iot: for all such different es.
What, we insist upon
is what the
people have a r'itt to know
mat is, v,.;e.i e itieu u,
gaus stand upon this
i. ... : i r :.. i 1
tiers anu or
(.ireeley is not only an aoie
ut a worthy representative
ot his party: indeed, he is one ol
the master spirits, it' not the very
master spirit, that brought it mto
existence, and raised it to power..
If .any one, therefore, attached
to the Demcratio faith, for any
reason whatever, is now disposed
to take sides with this most dis
tinguished chief of the liadica!
dynaty, it is .certainly his r ght to
do so ; but it is a duty he owes
i. :. ,,u' 1 1 . r. : . r ..
.i,.,f t.; tn....i.i t...
. .nnivs, mat mn iwuhmi cuwiiiit 'jy.
There are thousands, if not mil
lions, of Democrats who do not
take that view of the subject, and
never intend to bow the knee to
the Baal of Radicalism, under the
banner of Mr. Greeley or anybody
They do net intend to choose
the chieftains now at the head of
the Kadical divisions. They in
tend to run a man of their own
choice, and as their fight will be a
manly one, they want to know who
is 'for them and who against them
in the conflict. To one ;ind all of
our heretofore Democratic contem
poraries, .therefore, we say '"choose"'
forthwith, and let us know on
which, side in this contest, you will
be found. A. 1 1. S.
Habits on Public Men. We!
read with awe and pleasure the
description by a 'Washington eor
respondent of the ways in which
our rulers preserve their ''precious
health." They are peculiar. Pres
ident Grant smokes, and goes to
the seaside, and sees the guileless
Murphy." "Mr. Colfax-keeps cheer
ful. ; Mr. Sumner shuts himsilfup,
and takes no exercise. Senator
Schurz drinks beer, smokes inces
santly, and works uutil two o'clock
in the morning. Bcutweli plays
An Arkansas j.usband pursued
runaway wife neaiiy two hun
dred miles, .and when he overtook
the terrified fugitive, it was found
he only wanted to hand her a set
of false teeth which," in the excite
ment of her flight, she had for
gotten to take with her.
C a lloxD a d. A Cal i fo rn ia girl,
on having the question popped to
her replied, C. O. The
youth, in' astonishment, asked what
that meant, w hen the lass replied,
. I always undei stood that to mean
.'call on dad.'"' "' ""-. '
The l-'ull Text of the Cincinnati Plat
" " form. '
Whereas, The administration
now in power his rendered itself
guilty of a wanton disregard of
the laws of the land, and of pow
ers not granted by the constitu
tion. It has acted as if laws had
binding force only for those who
are governed and not for those
who govern. It has thus struck a
blow at the fundamental principles
of constitutional government and
the liberties of the citizens. The
President of the U lited States has
openly -used the powers and op-
poituuities of his high oflice for
the promotion of personal ends.
He has kept notoriously corrupt
and unworthy men in places of
power and responsibility to the
detriment of the public, interest. '
lie has used the public service
of the government as :i machinery
of partisan and political influence,
and interfered with technical arro
gance in the political affairs of the
States and municipalities.
lie lias rewarded with influen
tial and lucrative offices men who
had acquired his favor by valuable
presents, thus stimulating the de
moralization of our political life by
his conspicious example.
He has shown himself deplora
bly unequal to the tasks imposed
upon him by the necessities of the
country, and culpably careless of
the resjroiniibilities of his high
The partisans of the administra
tion, assuming to be the Republi
can party, and coutroling its or
ixauizatio'i, have atlempled to jus
tify such wrongs, and palliate such
abuses. To the end of maintain
ing partisan ascendancy, they have
stood in the way of necessary in
vestigation and iudispenibie re
form, t hat no seriotis fault could be
found with the present administra
tion of public affairs. Thus seek
ing to blind the eyes of the peo
ple, .they have kept alive the pas
sions and resentments of the late
civil war, to use them for their
own a 1 vantage. They have, re
sorted to arbitrary measures in d:
rec.t conflict with the organic law,
instead of appealiuu: to the better
instincts, talent and patriotism of
the Southern .people by restoring
to them those rights, t he? enjoy
ment of which is indispiMisible lor
a successful administration of
their local affairs, and would tend
to move a patriotic and hopeful
national feeling. They h.ive de
graded themselves and the name
of their party as justly Entitled to
the confidence of the nation by a
base s eophancy to the dispenser
of power and patronage, unworthy
of republican freemen. They
have sought to silence the. voice of
just criticism, to striile the moral
sense of the people, and subjugate
public opinion by tyrannical party
discipline. They are striving to
maintain themselves in authority
lor sellish ends, by unscrupulous
use of the power which rightfully
be'ongs to the people, and should
be employed only in the service
of the country. Believing that an
organization thus led and con
trolled cannot longer be of service
to the best interests of the Re
public, we have resolved to' make
an independent appe'al to the
sober judgment, conscience and
patriotism of the American peo
ple ; t he re lb re,
Ltsohyd, 1 hat ve, the .Liberal
iepublieans of. the United' St ate's,
hi XTatioiial Convention assembled
at Cincinnati, proclaim the follow
ing principles assential to just
1. We recognize the eqalifv of
men before the law, and hold that
it is the duty of the government,
in its dealings with the people, to
mete out equal and exact justic to
all, of whatever r.ativitv, race,
co'lor or persuasion, religious or
2. We pledge ourselves to main
tain the law, the union of these
States, emancipation and enfran
chisement, and to oppose any re
opening of the questions settled
by the Thirteenth, Fourteenth,
and Fifteenth " Amendments of the
Constitution. 3. We demand the immediate
anil absolute removal of all dis
abilities imposed on account of
the rebellion, which' was linally
subdued seven' years ago, believ
ing that universal amnesty will re
sult in complete pacification in all
sections of the country.
4. Local self-government, with
impartial stub-age, will guard the
rights of all cit izens more s cm el y
than any centralized power. The
puune weiiate icju.. j
f .!... ..I. il iii'nr tlio inilit'li-i' !
acy oi me uoi w... .
auinq.uy, at.o ...... ,.-., lhs deliberately practice such a
under the protection of the habeos j W;lllU)11 deception on the public
corPVs. We demand tor the mdi- ; .u,d lhus lalm(.al e NV,1:U pil, ports
vidual the largest liberty oonsis- j lo be ,iU officja -)r lhe G;,VtM.
tent with public order for the j nor ot- tlie Slal- ,,as the ,1;lV(!n.
State selfgovernmeiit, and tor tne looJ tQ ta,k al)UUt mf,r.lIilv 've
nation to return to the methods ot ce tnit , If justic,.
peace and the constitutional hmi- j uony ,1UU hl. woul(i iltJJStMlt to oc.
tation of power. I cupy a cell in the penitentiary h.m
.5. The civil service of .the gov- : seft. lie is guilty of moral, if not
ernment has '.become a mere instru- legal, forgery. ' ' "
. . - 1 ..l.wvl ...... .;.... i
ment of partisan tyranny and per
sonal ambition, and an object of
selfish greed. It is a scandal and
a reproach upon free, institutions,
and breeds a demoralization dang
erous to the por'peturdity qf a re
0. We therefore, regard a thor
ough reform of the civil service as
one of the most pressing necessi
ties of the hour; that honest v.
capacity and fidelity constituit .h -
only valid claims to pnohe em-!
ployment ; that the officers of j
government cease to o.-. a matter
of arbitrary favoritism and pat-
ronage, that pnnlie station
shall become -again the post of
hono'-. To this end it is impera
tively required that no President j
shall be a candidate tor re-election. I
7. We demand a system of fed- J
eral taxation which shall unneces
sarily interfere with the industry
of the peoplt, and which shall pro
vide the means nocessary to pav
the expenses of the government,
economically administered, the
pensions, the interest on the public
debt, and a moderate annual re
duction in the principal thereof;
and recogn'ze that there are in
our midst honest but irrecoie-ile
able ditfV fences ot opinion with re
gard to the respective .sy .stems ot
protection and free trade, we re
mit the discussion of the subject
to the people in their Congression
al Disi riets, and the discussion of
Congress thereon, wholly free o!
executive interference or dictation.
8. The public credit must be
sacredly maintained, and we de
nounce repudiation in every form
9. A speedy return to specie
payment is demanded alike by the
highest considerations of commer
cial morality and honesty govern
ment. 10. We remember with grati
tude the heroism and sacrifices of
the soldiers and sailors of the re
public, and no act of ours shall
ever detract from their justly
earned fame or the lull rewards of
their pat riot ism.
1 I. We are opposed to all fur
ther grants of public hind to rail
roads or other corporations.
'12. We hold that it is. the duty
of I he go' ernment in its inter
course with foreign nations, to
cultivate the friendships of peace
and treating with all on lair and
equal terms; regarding it alike
dishonorable either to demand
what is not right, or submit to
what is wrong.
l-'5. For the promotion and suc
cess of the several principles and
support of the candida'es nomi
nated by this convention, we in
vite and cordial!7 welcome the co
operation of all patriotic citizens,
without regard to previous politi
A Specinie i.
On Monday morning last, says
ie Jcrd'tl, the day of election,
Ben Jlolladay published the fol
lowing in his personal organ in
"Governor G rover on Saturday
pardoned out thirteen convicts
lrom the State Penitentiary.
Among the number are Mat t Bh d
soe, sentenced for life by Judge
Shattuck, of this city, for murder;
Charley Starr, who four years -tb
committed a "murderous assault in
this citv, and subsequently killed
a man ' named Seelev hi Douglas
a man m C nion count y : Jlciutvre
who killed Marshal Keeier at the
Dalles; and Haekoney and Cassi
dv, sent tor robbery from this
county two years .ago. The names
of the others our informant 'does
not know. Thvxc convicts are to
vote for the (i rover Jyhlatia
ticket as a condition of their par
don. This is no ."electioneering
lie." It is the truth, and we chal
lenge denial of it. The ir raid
knew it yesterday, but did not
publish the fact. Why? Did it
leaf that when the people knew ot
it the Dolly Varden ticket would
Now what estimate will the
public form of t his man when we
icll them that not a man has been
pardoned out of the' penitentiary
sincj tne Mth ot March last ? We
have the official information, from
the executive oflice, that "nobody
has been pardoned out of the peni
tentiary" since the 14lh of Maicii,
The falsehood above noted,
which is put forth as "the truth,"
with the assurance that it is no
"electioneering' lie," was published
in a hand-bill and sent up to the
jjaik.s? where it
- r i r-.
was ported on
:e man who could
Peu Picture of Grant.
Jerome B. Stillson, writing
Washington letters for the Xew
the New I
York World, saj's:
dent, said an evening paper,
"took his usual Sat unlay holiday
to-day, ami in consequence saw no
visitor's.-" This explains why he
harenV-d to be lounging at the
WmI e House gate when I passed J
up the avenue that afternoon. A j
glance at his proiile showed that J
the hot looking tlusli on nis cnecK
had not fa led, :ind that the dissi
pated aspect of his whole
countenance 7iad not been chasten
ed by recent self-denial. The ex
ceedingly coarse complexion and
unrefined nature of our President
recalled to mind the drunken
wood-chopper on a forty acre farm j eery till the lawyers got my bot
neat St. Louis ; the drunken tanner j torn dollar, I got my case bel'o'v
at forty dollars a month wages j twelve honest" farmer, and I
near Galena ; the dn.n'am genera! j knocked the socks off mv autag
at the St. Cnarles Hotel, Cario ; ! onist just like taUnc- oil" a log.
the drunken companion ot I res;- j
dent Johnson on his tour "round j
the circle," the IJeutenaut-Gener-al
who, the 2udcjeulet :.'n, "had
been seen unmistakably drunk in
the streets of Washington ;M the
dignitary who was reported by the
Tribune to have- been in jthe Execu
tive mansion "so drunk that 1c
could hardly' stand oil his legs
tiie President who, 'as a Senator re
marked one day, sometimes on the
avenue "in tir.s,t-ratc spirits." Tne
phenomenon of this little great
man's success engaged my thoughts
during my walk. Undoubtedly,
he is one of those wdio have great
ness thrust upon them.
The following is the description
usually given of Cieon, the type
of the. corrupt politician of Athens.
Read it mentally changing a. few
proper names ami the "imag-- and
superscription" of Grant will be
strink.inl y apparent.
"Cieon Grant an Athenian
unong the low'-
est of the people, the Sit nf u
tanner ( ! ) ami said himself to
have exercised that trade. Or ex
traos dinar)' im;.Mi!ence find little
courage, slow in the field, but for
ward and noisy ("let us have
peace") in the Assembly, corrupt
in practice, as in principle, but
boas-fill of inlegritv, and support
d y a coarse but ready eloqu, m e,
he gained such consitleratiou by
flatteiing the lower orders and
railing at the higher, that he stood j
in the distinction of head of a j
party. By an extraordinary train i
of circumstances he came oil' vic
torious in the affair of Sparternia
Vickshmvr the Athenian Amer
ican populace have chosen linn
one ot their Generals. FJated up
on this with the idea th.it he pos
sessed military talent, he catt-cd
himself to be appointed command
er of an expedition in Thrace
Virginia, lie was slain in the
great bailie of Amphipolts, 422,
B. C." Cincinnati VoitVentiun
1S72, A. D.J
As A scuat of information ve
give the proportions in which the
different letters are cast to a font
of type, and in which they occur
in print : Letter e," 1,500- ;i00; a,
So"; n, O, s, i, 800; h, 010; r. 00;
o... tin; I, 400; u, ."U0; c, m, :ifJO; ffc
20 !; w,"-, 20n; . j,, i7o; b, .lijd;
v, 120; k, HO; q, ."3; j, x, 40; z, 20.
Besides, there are the combined
letters, fi, 50; tf, 40; fl, 20; t!i, 15;
lU, 10; te, 10; oe, 5. The propor
tion for capitals and small capitals
lifters from the small letters. ,In
those I lakes the first place, then
T, then A and E, etc.
Sal'saoks. An artless newspa
per man, who lately bought a ft w
sausages, thus relates his troubles:
'" I got them sausages home with
out getting bit; and I cut them
apart and left them. In the morn
ing I visited them. Three of 'em
had cuddled up tog-t her, ami were-
sleeping sweetly. 1 wo of them
had crawled to my milk pail and
were lapping the milk, and one, a
black and white one, was on the
back fence trying to catch an Eng
lish sparrow. I drowned the
OiiLKiKD. The mails having,
tor a week, faded to come to. time
in an Arkansas town, the local pa
lter says that it has been forced to
draw heaviiy on the almanacs for
"'pv, and if communication with
the outer world should be slid
longer cut off, "we will be obliged
next' week to make extracts from
the Bible thus supplying some of
our rentiers, at least, with matter
entirely new lo them." '
The precocity of American
youth is sometimes really phoiiom
enonieal. For instance, an elope
ment and marriage' took place at
Litchfield, Illinoisf tho' other day,
the parties to which' were, the one
but 80 and the ether '"but 78 J'ears
Wl..,f 'eonhl the parents
t ' i l ' ' e. , ,
o.L- tr.v.df..-l)eil trash have
hiie such wretched ' nou-i
tease was going on
A Classical Orator.
The following choice and elaslc-
al bit of eloquence in the Illinois
Legislature is said to have been
one of the main canst s of the de
feat of the Chicago Bonded Re
cords bill. The honorable mem
ber's name is not given, but his
speech should not ln-olost to the
world : "Mr Speaker. I am opposed
to the bill, ami I a n coining down
on it like a June bug on a potato
:uie. 1 have come to pronouee its
eulogy as Mark did o er Cleop u rn.
I am a laboring man m ysi-H, -and I
know what laborers want, and I
know that they don't want any
such thing as this. I've been in
chancery, and I know how it is
nnself. After hanging in ehan-
. ov here s King coming in hero
with this bill to In-lo out tin l.'.-:d
iiaieinny ami put. every man m
Cook county in chancery. I a-u't
got nothing against my friend
King; but 1 want to tell iirht lure
that my nam- is Jack, and a King
j cannot, never did, and never will
j take a Jack. Look at tins section
j here, providing for masters in
I chancery masters in chttia ei v
yes we ll have them m Chicago
thicker than fleas on a dog total
our substance and get fat on our
misfortunes. I call on the hand
listed yeomenry on the other s'nje
of lhe house to nip ththing in
the bud. We don't want if. and
we won't have it. We have got
along so far without it, and we can
borrow all the monev We" a fit, '
and sell all the property we've got.
Without going into the ci.'&iM-'eryg
to do it. Now Ajr. Speaker, though
Xero fiddled when Rome was
burning, and Lycnrgus p!a ved
seveu-up on his wife'seorh';i, that
is no reason why our people shou I
lie gobbled up in a chancery hop
per, after they have been burred
out and oTound out of 9. hat litthi
I hoy have left.
Q.vn, but Goop. Several years
ago there was such a tremendous
freshet on the Illinois river, that
it was for a long time refer. ed to
as t lie "flood !" During a lawsuit
in Peoria, an old mail nam d
Adam, living in a little hamlet on
the river known as Paradise, Was
examined as a witness. "What'is
name.-' was the first ques
asked him. "Adam, sir."
ie. "Your name is Adam, is
Well, where do you live?"'
JL ill.iM! " , S I I .
i.,,.. . i u
name is Adam, and you live in
Paradise, do you ? Weil, how long
have you lived there?'' "Ever
sitice the flood, sir," replied the
simple old man, whose words were
drowned in a roar ot laughter, in
which the court, jury, counsel ami
spectators all jo ned.
Dri'xkkn" Dick Yates For.
Grant. Dick Yates, nt Il'iuoN,
is for Grant . wiihout any mental re
servation,' though' with mauyTitic
enps. IK- was interviewed the
other day by an enterprising re
porter, and in the intervals of his
drinks, 'remarked : " 'F course I'm
for Grant. Wliv (hie) shouldn't
er In-? 117? shouldn't I be? lie
saved er Union, didn't die,? (Less
have another cocktail). He 'freed
the culhd man, didn't he? (Nary
sweetum' in mine if you !ense).
Hip. hip, (hie) hurra, for 'Lisses
(gravely) tor crlis-us Sgrant."
An Mir It. Secretary
i reported to have said
that "President Grant would n
ceive a greater relative vote than
any candidate since Monroe,1' ami
ihe Boston ISonri-'r remarks: .".We.
have no convenient means of a
cerlaing the numOcr of Monroe's
relatives, but we ha ve some knowl
edge of Grant's, and without :nn
demand upon Secretary Bout well's
.figures we will a butt for this oc
casion only the truth of his asser
"Peter, what are you d ung to
that boy?" said a schor'm'i-tef.
"lie wanted to kno.v if you take
ten from seventeen how ui tny will
remain; so I took'ten of his apples
to show him, an I now he'vv mfs
np to give 'eui back." " ed,
why don't you do it ?" "Coz,
sti he would' forget how many is
A p-nperous merchant has for
- Er by to bed.
E io i is..
Xever g"i liirbt.
A od iilriT ise.
A new sty'e of earring .is com
posed of thr s h iop ('n v thin
I lie other, the first Viug b i i x stu 1
dc'l with small diamonds, the
secon 1 of peals ami the t iird of
turquoise. ' ' '"
Dining isthe prin ipa! .business
f the iay on the'eontment ; break
fasting in Scotland; taking occa-
tional d rinks, in A merle i.