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bs.iu.ifnl. unproved styles of tvne, and inod-e-a
M VCtllN'H IMi KSSES, whirl! will enable
j'ie Proprietor to do .lob Pi intir.g at all times
Ni'nt, Quick and Chap !
r.j- Wirk solicited.
A I H'juinet tri: ic'ion vpon a Specie Laste.
n u sixes s ca ni) s
7 U. AY ATKINS, M. D ,
OFFICE --OdH Fellows' Temple, corner
Firt 1:1 1 Vld'ir streets lie.-.idence corner of
M ii:i ini S.-.veuth streets.
CH VS. K. WAHHUN".
1 U J. a i-i ti Cir j-J i '4 LtU!!!
Attorneys at Law,
o tv ics !T arman's bv.ick, m ain sti-elt,
O it " ION' C 1 T Y, O'.t F. ( ; ( ) X .
M ireh T 7"J: t f
F. BARCLAY, m. R, G.
Fjriujily Siiv.'i'o; to the Hon. II. 11. Co.
3 5 Years Kipeiit nrr.
PU.VC1' ICING l'HVioICI.VN AND SUIIU JXN,
l r c n u "!;-.
J03J?430?a O. SVicGOWr-3
A TTiblNEV AM) fDlXStLOHo AT-LAW,
OilBaON CITY, 0HZG01T.
yir.b PR :tk;k in all the courts
f t !i St 1 1
ji 'di i! attention iven to csi-es in the
U.S. i.an i )!:" at Oregon City.
A oril .", i S7J:t f
77. F. HIu-IIxIELD,
Kt it,!i-ihe;l s'uee 1843. at the old stand,
Miin Street, Oregon Ci-'i, ( 'revon .
An Vsarttnent of Watches. Jew'
rv. atel Seta Tinun -s' wcisrht
;;. all of whi-h are warranted
) ') a represented.
It ).ii r : u
ad t h an k t
do ie iin stent notice
for p;it fa vers .
NjJU S) DI-ALKR IN
BOOKS AND STATiOHEBY
IX MYERS' FIIIE-FROOF I1KICK,
M UV SrK"T, OR!" GOV CITY, f'KKfiN.
JOHN 31. PACOX,
Importer and Dealer in
12 CI r 1 H KSC. cy
STATION' RliV, PLRFCMKILY. &c, vc
Oregon C'lj, Oregon.
At Chr,rrnav Warner's old stand, lately oc
eupisq by S. Aclctrman, Main street.
r s f t.g
Of FICS In Odd Fellows' Temple, corner
f First ami Aider Streets, Portland.
I' of tbo-'O desiring superior
operat:o ,s is i u tv..cial request. Nitrous ox
id ; !"'- the painless extraction of teeth.
!-fArti:ie;al teeth "better than the best,"
Bad ' r ':,-,'ip ti ;,' etieapeiit.
Will tir ii Oregon Citv on Salurda-.s.
A. G. WALLIXG'S
Pioneer Book Bindlcry.
Corner of Front and Alilcr, Strt ct,
O PORTLAND, OREGON.
TihANK ROOKS RULED and BOUN'D to
nv df.ir.d pattern.
PM!.SJr '?,,!KS. MAGAZINES, NEW?.
"APKIiS, Ftc., hound in evfrv .variety of
style known to the trade.
O'Frs- from the countrv promptly at
tenant to. ' '
REAL 'ESTATE EXCKANGE.
POSTLAND. - - OREGON 4
-VLr.R ,x REAL ESTATE A XI.) OTHER
r . ,3 IXV FITMENTS.
f.C"Vs,nn,r lectins Swamp and Ovei
1 -rl bands.
F irm !,...,, , . ...
fir ,o t , lu Anr purchasers obtained
T n,sof lan fed property. j
for' '.'.".' s',,u,'itio transferred in exchange j
j estate. j
f.i''i"'-,!01 s'-''eited and executed with!
nf K if.-n i : r' l f',rter'E!iilcIing, corner
IV.. Jl . ii .
:Neaih (lie emerald shad"
01" a leaty glade.
Of a pli.fl... "neatb the tropical SUt
-Mid 1 tic gorgeous flowers.
Of nature's own bowers.
Lay ii body, w.se life was done,
And the sulU-n war
Of the. surf on the shore.
1 lie shore of Ooi c.-i; 1
ii- . , ...... .-mini i.iuu,
SO e i'(-n M i,.nt
That nailed in nienini h m.
For the l.odv ,1,,, ,'..., .,
?Twas a man in his nrtm,.
On his laco not a Hue
Not a line, that told of his
Jut ashen an, ,
cad. waxen and we:u-r
Were his features, that mournful page
On his breast there were scais
As. of perils in wars;
In wars, in times that were f-n
And over them all.
There was spread iike a pall.
A Hag. that was flattened and torn.
A picture was pillow'd.
Like something 'twas hallow'd.
That, was hallow'd and guard'd with
O'er the earthly part
Uf the once warm heart.
That lay in dead ftiilnepy there
And o bri.krn ring,
On a silken string ;
A suing that entwined his neck
Was the old v sim
On that form divine.
Of the life ol the unknown wreck.
All ileal!. !(??. the r-lorv
O: that day in li-ie s
Tlse fi ig t lu t on hi;
h was tost.
W hen I he s.uis of the souih,
At the cannons moiith.-
I'.led iuul died for the cause that wa
c the h-
'1 hn! ne'er did surr-'nib-r
'1 he cross, that shall wear novrmort1.
Till the pu'.-e ceasi'd lioever
In 1 e veins of the soldier.
Yllo lay dead, on tht stranger shore.
Finds awi man's face
In a je. clod case;
Ti e ca.-e so t rease red and worn.
ThaUooked in t!;e light.
Like u ii(in bt iirht
From siuue fairy mansion borne.
Was i,e weet hear' or wife.
To the unknown life ?
lite that had
d from earth!
last thought hatt
a ruined faie.
love, for a lost one's worth?
A t:d t! e i ir'tr of ,,
Wi;h its ! ha-ing'oid '
Ls doi-ing a jul silken chain ?
Fid her head recline.
n love's vi;nf time.
W!:-re that broken ring'hafh Iain ?
Ah ' who can e'er tell
Whether 'twas roo or ill ?
The fate that those keepsakes gave
To the dead man I. ale.
Who hath bur, led' the all
Fr tn the v.oiM n n orknr.wn
Ale.n-iage makes home hap)y.
Without marriage there isno hoine,
no real hom ; r.o true lieitic; a
house as tf.e Frenchman srtvs but
lt'.g more. Ahu
with it ail that elevates and refine
out satisfies and delights, the
aust cietatis of ottr ordmay
ation it clothes with a vesture
of enchant ing
ishable beaut :
ovi'Tmess and imper
the scene of our happiness and mis
eries. A marriage of love is pleas
a mainage of interest is easv;
a marriage where both meet.
sriiage has in
it all the pleasuies of friendship,
all the enjoyment of sense and rea
son, ami aii the sweets of life.
Nothing is a greater mark of a de
generate and ieious age, than the
ridicule which passes on this stae
1 of life.
Alarriago would be infinitely
more successful if engagements
were undertaken with more serious
ness; the future would be nobler,
the preparation for which w.as
made a matter of religion and care
ful conscience. Ifany young' ladies
who are engaged would think less
of their embroideries and more of
their future duties: If they rank
their outfit only below their wife
hood, and study to lit themselves
properly for their coming duties
laiherthan to arrange their ribbons
.and laces satisfactorily, marriage
would then have a brighter outlook
ihan now, and an experiment which
so often ends in tears and sorrow
would have a better chance to flour
ish for a life-time in the full sun
shine of joy and lo'e.
A Oerman pedler sold a man a
liquid for the extermination of bugs.
...1 1, .1. .-,.11 ,,7,1 it" nuinH't'i
the man after he had bought it.
Ketch to bui, tint drop you little
mfo his inout. answered the
Idler. "I he deuce you say: ex-
1 the purchaser: "I count
kill it in half the time by stamping
on it. e
i. .,11 -l ,.oim r ovc mimed
'Mat ish a good way,
too, to kill him.
In the German Em jure n decree
has lately been issued forbidding
oflicials to take part in the.direction
..... . i ...-.. -k.,,,1-.-'
of lolllt stoCK companies,
i T . i
and iniiusiriai ui.uen.i
American girls abroad shouldn't
be to fascinating. One so warped
a Polish student's steadiness of
character that when she refused
him he shot Iter through the head.
The island ol
t .Juan i eriiam.cz. ,
nasiit'i'uiTMo.i., - - ,
i w,,P.l t-.-i i i-Jorman SOCicti,
d is now being settled by a col- j
TIIK KING (;-' FRAUDS.
The AlUs,.rt IJ, iJJPl v f iUllry II-
SO"' GwrB S. UoudrcU, Jnmeg .
Iilaine, IItIlry aM es ,Jnmt.n A.
fiarfifUl, una oilier Ilt-jiilI 1 11:1 11
MasnaeJs by Oakis Ami-a :ui.l the
Credit iilcbilier of Amerira
From the Chicago T.ibnne.
The countrv has Inn-r
: ftwnrti t
a ware thai uml
i building the 1 n on T'or-itw- ? 1.
roal, tliere was an enormous swin
dle. It lias Leeti always suspected
that the Congressional corruption
was extensive, and now some of
the facts have come to liirht. It
will be remembered that the Union
Pacific Iailroad was organized in
1S()4 05 - tluit it n'f.lrrJ o-i.-i;
v w vi i vu, in amii'
lion to the donation of laud a
money subsidy of -Si 0,000 jer mile !
upon the eastern plains, $18,000 j
ler mile for tlie nmimt'iimuK v.i. I
gion, and $38,000 lor the western
plains. In addition, the company
was .allowed to issue its own bonds
to an equal amount per mile. A
contract was made by the road
with IF. M. I Toxic, an employee of
the company, for building the road
to the lOOtii parallel. Jbit, at the
same time, there was an inner ring
formed, which purchased a charter
! granted by the fetate ol Pennsyi
' vania ; this company was called
; "ttie vJredit ALobilier'of America."
One of the original proprietors of
! this comjiany was Henry S. Aie
j Comb, a wealth- citizen of Wil
mington, Del. lie subscribed
: $r05m)0 for 500 shares. John Ji.
i i!ey and O.iles Ames, members
i of Congress from .Massachusetts,
S were among his associates. The
Kxeculive Cotnitiittee of tlie Pacific
liailroad Company thereupon con
tracted with the '"Credit Alobilier''
the membership being identical
for the construct ion of the road.
Air. AicComb subscribed .also for
250 shares for one I. G. I'ant ;
Pant lailed to paw and assigned
tne sunscript ion to .tlcloiuli.
company .assented to and reeon
the transfer, hut owing to some
difiienlties tl i 1 not issue him a cer
tificate. In cotirse of time the
stock of the Credit Mobilier be-
came immensely valuable,
ditional stock was issne
ttoitiivaed among the stoekli
AJcCotnb demanded his stock, with
its. accretions, which, alter long
delays, was refused. He then
brought suit for it in Pennsylvania,
and the commission appointed to
ider.ee has been in session
y. Air. AdcComb tells the
story, ami in so doing dis
what looks verv much like
j corruption n the part of several
! Senators and members of Congress,
j He declares, from the books of the
! Credit Alobilier. that the whole
cost of the construction of the
road averaged $"25,000 l)!'r Inilc I
that the money subsidy from Con
gress was more than equal the cost,
.and, consequently, the profits of
the Credit Alobilier were enor
mous. The original capital stock
was $1,000,000 and subsequently
increased to $d, 000,000. The div
idends on the stock were as fol
l.Co Anril 10-
of r. r. ii.' u.
ISCC July 50
U. V. Ii. li.
50 per cent, in stock
-per cent, in stock of
lf-iiti Sep.t 22 10 per cent, in stock of
FstiC Die .11 110 per cent, in stock
of r. p. ii. ii.
IHiT April 1--50 per cent, in stock of
u. i'. ii. n.
1SC8 Jan. 4 CO per c;nt. in stock of
u. i'. u. n.
S(.;S - Jan. 4
U. F. Ii. II.
-33 per cent, ia stock of
UT,H Fan. 4. 80 per cent, in stock of
U. F. Ii. R.
-Jan. 4 - Ft per cent in cash
liso---Feb. S 17 per cent, in stock of
isc.S Feb. S 12 per cent in cali
l,s(',S June 1740 nor rent in cfor.L-
U. J'. R R.
1 S d S June 17 fiO percent, in ca'i .
18t;8 July 8 75 per cent, in stock of
U. F. R. R.
ISoS July 8 75 per cent, in bonds of
lst;8 Sept. 3 75 per cent, in bonds of
r. f. R. r.
lsfi8 Sep:. 3-100 per cent, in stock of
U. P. 11.1;.
IS'hS Dee. 1!) 200 per cent. In stock
or u. p. R. p..
It will be noticed that prior to
January, iSGO, the secretions of
this stock had become very large:
in fact, were far in excess of its
par value. At this time Air. Oakes
Ames, then a member of Congress,
demanded that a portion of the
stock should be placed in his hands
for disposal, to aid the purposes of
the Company. At this stage we
let Air. AlcComb speak for hi'mse! f:
Q. AY hat distribution of it was
made by Air. Ames? A. He
gave it to members of Congress.
Senators and Pcprcsentatives"
Q. What was paid into the
Credit Alobilier for that stock
which Air. Ames distributed in the
way yon mention ? A. This
stock which Air. Ames took as
Trustee had paid to it all the div
idends of the company from the
date of the organization of the
to the time when
, stock was oeiivereil
i , ,.
OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1872.
amounting to several hundred per
cent, in par value, were p;iid in.
The par value only was paid in.
Q. What was the cash value
of this stock at the time it was is
sued '? A. it would sell in the
market at $200 per share cash val
ue, and verv little could b h;,l -it
buyers than sellers a
I was offered $500 per
mine, shortly after that
Q. What has been the highest
yalue rea-hed" by tlse Credit 3! o
bilier stock? A. I was offered
000 per share for mine. This was
in 1808, long before this suit began.
1 refused to sell at that time. 1
considered it worth $1,000 per
i shaiv. ana it won a have be-on rorul
, , - ' 1
; i -
Mb" wo,'ih that, honestly and fairly
managed at that time.
Q. Do you mean by giving
that these shares were gifts in the
nature of presents? A. 1 do.
Q. You understood, then, Air.
Ames to mean that these shares
were to be presented without value
paid to members of Congress?
-A. I understood from Air. Cakes
Ames that they were substantially
a gift, the parties to whom the
stock was said to be appropriated
receiving through him as their
Trustee more than sufficient avail
able assets as dividends to pay for
the same, and that he, out of their
.assets, paid into the treasury the
par value of the stock.
Q. Do you mean to say that
these persons had not previously
agreed to subscribe for the stock
as others had done? A. I had
no information on that point.
Q. Do you understand Air.
Ames to mean that these persons
were not entitled to these shares
as subscribed or persons who had
agreed to subscribe? A. I under
stood Do such thing.
Q. Did you understand from
Air. Ames what w.as the motive for
allowing these persons to take this
stock at par when it was so valua
ble that part of the dividends suf
ficed to pay the par value? A.
77. motive, J undcrtonu icas to
xccwrc tie iitfjiirnce and aifjfjori in
(Joitep'r-m J' the men to irhoiti the
atoec tens iven.
O. Influence and support for
what? A. Jro)' (inytJiimf otftet
iwj the I. nil n. Jcf'c Jit lit road
('i 1 1 1 ij 14 in y in ( 'on 'j ) ' -.s.
Penig challenged to produce his
written evidence, he presented the
originals of two letters from Air.
Oakes Ames, which letters read as
AVASinxoioN,Jan. 20, 18G8.
IT. S. JJcConJt.
Dicai: Sin: Yours of the 2?th
is at. hand, enclosing copy of let
ter from, or rather to, Air. King.
I don't fear any investigation here;
ant s I nends
may do in
As e w
You do not understand by your
letter what J have done, and to do
with my sales of stock. Yon say
more to New York. I have
placed some with New York, or
have agreed to. You must re
member that it was nearly all
placed as you saw on the list in
New York, and there was but 0
or S Af for me to place. I could
not give all they wanted, or they
might want, out of that. You
would not want me to offer less
than one thousand (AI) to any one.
O' 11 i-rv X ' i .
e allowed )nr.mf. tn id--io
000 to some three or four friends,
or keep it himself I have Wid
th is trhcre it ici produce most iood
to us I think.
In view of King's letter and
AAashburn's move here, I go in for
making one bond dividend in full.
YVo can do it with perfect safety.
I understand the opposition to 'it
comes from Alley. He is on the
Finance Committee and can raise
money easy if we come short,
which I don't believe we shall, ami
if we can loan our bonds to the
Company or loan them the money
we get for the bonds. The con
tract calls for the division, and I
say have it. AYhen shall I see you
in Washington ?
Yours truly, Oakks Ami:s.
P. S. Wo stand about like this:
Bonds first, mortage, reeelvt-d
on 525 miles at 1(1,000 i or
Bonds first mortgage received
on 15 miles, at S48.000 per
Bonds firs' mortgage received
on mo miles, al .-?!$. OoO ner
pay our debts
and to sell to
Kijr'i v per cent, dividend on
-53, 700,000 C. Mobia-r.. .
Government bonds received
Due for transportation. $400.
000. one bait cash
Tn addition to this, we can draw
Government bonds for two-thirds
of the work done in advance of
the track if we desire it.
The following is in pencil on
the Ames letter:
Oakes Ames Wet of namff, as
J.L"JL " ' J i '""L Iiihiiiw iiiL..jrr
shown to day to me for Credit
Alobilier, is: Metres.
BLAINE of .Maine 3.000
FATTEESON of New Hamp
shire 3 n(j
WILSON. Massachusetts 3 000
FAINTER (Rep.) lor Quiglev.2.000
S. COLFAX. Speaker ".2 000
SCO FIELD and KELLv. Pa. .2 000 each.
ELIOT. .Massachnset ts 3.000
DAWES Massachusetts 2.000
FOWL Eli. Tennessee 2.000
BOUT WELL.. Massachusetts. 2.000
BINGHAM and GARFIELD
Ol'io 2.000 each.
Endorsed: Oakks Ames,
Jan. 30, 1872.
OAKKS AMKS' LKTTKI:, JAX. 25, 1S08.
AA'ashixotox, Jan. 25, 1S0S.
IT. S. JTcCond, J-ln.
Dkau Sir: Yours of the 23d is
at hand, in which you say Senators
Bayard and Fowler have written
you in relation to their stock. I
have spoken to Fowler but not to
lj.ayard. j have never been intro
duced to Bayard, but will see him
soon. You say I must not put too
much in one locality. I have as
signed as far as I have given to
four from Alassachusettsf one from
New Hampshire; one, Delaware;
one, Tennessee; one-half, Ohio;
two Pennsylvania: one, Indiana;
one, Alaine; and I have three to
pierce, which I shall put where they
will do most good' to us. I am
here on the spot, and can Utter
juenje inhere tteu should io. I
think after this dividend is paid
we should make our capital 84,000,
000, and distribute the new stock
where it will protect us. Let them
have the stock at par and profits
made in the future. The 50 per
cent, increase on the old stock I
want for distribution here, and
sc.'!1'. 'c' opposed to the
division of the bonds; says he will
need them. &c, S:e., 1 should think
that we ought to be able to spare
them with Alley and Cisco on the
Finance Committee. AA'e used to
be able to borrow when we had no
credit and debts pressing; we are
now out, 01 debt and m good cred
it. AY hat say you about the bond
dividend? A part of the purchas
ers here are poor, and want their
bonds to cll to enable them to
meet their payment on the stock
in the C. AL I have told them
what they would get as dividends,
and they expect, 1 think when the
bonds the parties received as the
80 per cent, dividend, Ave better
give them the bonds. ' It will not
amount to any thing with us.
Some of the large holders will not
care whether they have the. bonds
or certificates, or they will send
their bonds to the company, as
they have done before, or lend them
money. Quigiey has been here, and
we have got that one-tenth t hat
was Underwood's. I have taken a
half, Quigiey a quarter and you a
Judge Carter wants a part of it.
At some future; day we are to sur
render a part to him.
Yours truly, . Oakks Ames.
These shares of stock, it appears,
were given to these official persons.
AY hat for? Air. AlcComb says, to
secure their support in Congress
for all measures of interest to 'the
Pacific liailroad Comjiany. AY ho
are these men? There is speaker
Blaine; George S. Boufwel!, Sec
retary of the Treasury; Henry
.AYilson, candidate for A'ice Presi
dent; Senator Patterson of New
Hampshire, Seof'eld and Kelley of
Pennsylvania, Dawes of A'assachu
setts, and Garfield and the gor-
geous jmgnam or umo. Ihesc
men, with Oakes Ames himself, are
in now ofiice, are all candidates be
fore the people, and are all ranting
advocates and champions of Grant.
1 hey are, of cotirse, defenders of
the practice of receiving presents.
A Remark a in.K Cask. The
case of a woman who resides in
Tennessee is one of the most re
markable on record. Her inclina
tion, or disease, or whatever it may
be called, for sleep, is contrary to
any thing ever before known, "and
bafiles till the attempts of medical
inquiry to explain it. The Louis
ville Cour ir r-dourn al 'tells the story,
and vouches for its correctness
otherwise it might be taken for a
piece of romance, incredible even
to the possibility of truth. The age
of the woman is thirty-one years.
Up to the period of eighteen she
was a sprightly girl, when she was
stricken, and has ever since for
twenty three years been most of
the time in a sleep trance. She is
awake thirteen times in twenty
four hours remaining awake oniv
seven minutes each'time, and no
power on earth can force her to re
main awake one second longer.
She breathes only at intervals of
five minutes, and at such times slw.
seems to do so with great difficulty
only drawing two or three respira
tions, then falling back as tliou-h
she were dead.. While awake, she
eats, drinks and talks for a few
minutes. She is as white as the
whitest marble and is perfectly
beautiful. A fortnight ago she was
on exhibition at theSouthern Hotel
in Union City, Obion County,
Frauce and the Souih.
The remarkable success which
attended the placing of the recent
French loan, says the Nesv York
Sun, is not the only eveidence we
have of the astonishing vitality and
recuperative power of France. It
is less than eighteen months since
the sword was sheathed in that
country, and the Prussian troops
have not even yet been withdrawn
from some of tiie departments.
Yet in all parts of France, includ
ing the northeastern departments
which suffered so fearfully in the
war, the country is resuming its
wonted appearance. At Sedan the
prospect of a good crop has enliven
ed the spirits of the inhabitants,
and an officer of the Bed Cross So
ciety who has recently passed
through that region reports every
body looking cheerful. Bazeilles
is rising from its ruins, and Alezieres
will soon look better than before
the bombardment. On all sides
the hands of industry are repairino
the ravages of war, and the people
aie nopoiui and contented.
The latest commercial statistics
show that this recuperative process
is going on through the length and
bieadth of the land. According to
the customs reports the foreign
trade of France, imports and ex
ports, amounted in the first half of
is 2 to ;j,4Uo,000,000 francs, bemo
an increase of 191,000,000 franc's I
in uie nrst or the ygar 1870, and
the largest sum ever attained in the
same lengf h of time. The augmen
tation was made up chiefly of ex
ports, which show a dillerence of
187.000.000 francs, and of these
exports lifty-six pier cent, consist of
manufactures. In short, although
suffering from a crushing defeat,
and not yet wholly freed from the
invader's grasp, F'rance stands to
day with an unimpaired credit, and
is exhibiting an unexampled activ
ity in her agricultural ami manu
If we compare the encouraging
condition of affairs in France with
the actual situation in t he Southern
States which took part in the rebel
lion, what a mclancholly contrast
is presented to our view. Under
the misrule of the plundering carpet-baggers
who are executing
Grant's policy of reconstruction
the value of" the real estate has
been reduced one half, or more
than 8500,000,000, while the debts
of the Southern Slates have been
swelled from less than $80100,000
to 8350,000,000. This increase of
8270,000,000 of debts forms a bur
den which has beciisiniposed upon
the people without their consent,
and for which they have received
no benefit. The " taxpayers are
ground to the earth under exhorbi-
tant taxation extorted to promote
the self-aggrandizing schemes of
the most corrupt oflicials who ever
disgraced acivilized community;
and the securities of some of these
States are hawked about for what
ever they will bring. Alore than
seven years ha-e passed since the
close of the war, and during all
that time the .people of the South
have been left helpless at the mercy
of an enemy more rapacious than
an armed foe an armv of oreedv I
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iinei ii jmuous politicians, wno nave
preyed upon subjugated communi
ties without scruple and without
remorse until they have brought
the South to its present pitiable
No country can enjoy an endur
ing prosperity when a vast and
important portion of its territory
is going to decay. If the people
of the North have no regard for
right or justice their own self-interest
should prompt them to rescue
their Southern fellow citizens from
the crushing weight of carpet-bag
domination which has brought
them so much misery. The carpet
bag plunderers could never have
maintained their hold on the South
except for the aid and encourage
ment afforded them b- (iaaiit's
Administration, and to "the defeat
of Grant the intelligent classes of
the South look forward as the only
practicable means of salvation froth
utter ruin. Corrupt legislation is
the curse of our Republic, and un
til a complete change is effected In
our national Administration we
have no reason to hope for any im
provement in this regard.
TIic Jouracy of Life.
Ten thousand 1 iilinnn 1
forth tO'rethor nn th,.L. : '!
CT ----- U.UI jouincv.
Alter ten years, one third, at leat
have disappeared. At the middle
point of the common measure of
life, but half are still noon thord
Faster and faster, as the ranks grow
tiiinr.er, they that remain till now
become weary, and lie down and j
l iSC 1)0 more. At. tlnvo-sr-nri -Hid i
ten, a band of some four hundred !
yet struggle on. At ninety, they j astride?
have been reduced to a handful ofj9 AA'e do riot think there can.
thirty trembling patriarchs. Year! Biding astride is safer, pleasanter
after year they fall in diminishing ! and more graceful, and if the fash-
numhers. One lingers, perhaps," a j
rs. One lingers, perhaps," a ion were generally adopted by la
marvel, till the century is i dies, they would much more gener
AYe look again, and the j ally indulge ir this best of all ex-
f'rlp$t!-i it Pnitbr-;! i arr-icoe O
woric Oi oeith is finished. 1
A plain loaf to visit the prairies;
To boil a tongue drink scalding'
A man can not speak but ho
judges himself. O
Sorrow shows us truths as tho
night brings out stars.
How to make an Indian loaf -give
him a gallon of whisky.
Bight is ailnH weapon, unless'O
skill and good sense wield it.
A true religious instinct never
deprived a man of one single joy.
"What is it fhat has three feety
and cammt walk? A yard measure.
AA'hen' is a small baby like a big
banker? AYhen he is a wroth-child.
AATiat ino.-t people clear by bet
ting on horse races their pockets.
AYhat part of the rifle is like an'
assault? The breech of the piece!'
When does a man have to keep
his word? AYhen no one will take
How to make good puffs send
the publisher fifty cents a line for
A little girl described a snake ns'
a "thing that's a tail all tip to the'
. An Oriford student defines flirta
tion to Le "attention without in
An m Alabama lady ha worked,
a silk quilt for the State Tair with'
20,000 pieces in it;
The cat is a wonderful builder
we have seen a cat run up a house
in less than five minutes.
Some one, speaking of the red
nose of an intemperate man, said
"it was a very expensive painting,"
The mind that busies itself
much with the future has need to
be an uncommonly cheerful one.
A sure mode of never succeeding
with your own plans is to gfte
much attention to those ef other
Nations and men are only the
best when they are the gladdest,
and deserve heaven when they en
Fidelity, good humor and com'-'
placoncy of temper outlive all the
charms of a fine face,oand make
The mystic seeks truth in rid
dles, or finding her upon the high
way,he, by virtue of his office, ?m
prisons her in a paradox.
Fond as man is of sight-seeing,
life is the great show for every
man the show always wonderful
and new to the thoughtful.
I have cleaned my mirror, and,
fixing my eyes upon'it, I perceive
so many defcts in myself, that I
r .1 c-! I , -r 4 .... I . . , . 1 , i . 1
v.i.-n initio; liios,o 01 omers,
Truthfulness is a corner stone
in character; and if it be not firmly0
laid in youth, there will always be
a weak spot in the foundation.
The smallest and slightest im
pediments are the most piercing;
and as little letters most tire tho
eyes, so do little affairs most disturb'
Said a nice old lady the other
day to a morning caller: "Pray
make youaself at' home; I'm at
home myself, and wish vou were,
Some one says the lion and the
lamb may lie down together in thi
world, but when the lion gets up'
it will be hard work to fin the
Should Ladiks Bide AIax Fash
ion? The question, "Should ladies
ride astride? ' is exciting consider
able discussion just now. Tennie
Clallin says she is not a rooster,
and therefore will not wear spurs;
and that she is not a man, ant)
therefore will not ride the regimen
tal horse astride. On the other
hand live young ladies recently
appeared in the Central Park, New
A ork, as'tride of t heir horses. Agj
jdctons Journal publishes a long
article in its favor, quoting numer-"
ous and high authorities for ladies
riding as men do; and the Scientific
How often do we hear ladies
complain of this ''uncomfortable"
and "twisted" position; of the right
leg being badly, often seriously
chafed after a long ride; or render
ed unpleasantly and injnriously
numb, by stoppage of circulation,
from its awkward position? And
can any one tell why this awkward
ness, inconvenience and injury
should be submitted to? Can any
food reason be friven whv ladies
should ride sidj ways, or why tfiey
should not ride as nature intended
ion were generally adopted by la