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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1873.
C I)c lUcckln Enterprise.
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Business Man, the Farmer
And the FAMILY CIRCLE.
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y WirK. solicited.
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7 II. V ATKINS, M. D ,
SlTttC.EOX. rouTi.Axn, Or.KG( n.
OFFICE Fellows' Temple, corner
First and 1 Jerti eets Residence curuer.rf
Miin qJ .Seventh streets.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
Established since lS49,atthe old stand,
Miin Street, Oregon City, Oregon.
An Assortment of Watches, Jew
elry, and Stth Thomas' weight
CI''"K!, all "I which are w.ii i ami-u
to t represented.
llepairinjrs done on 511011 nuuee,
1 ud thankful for ):ist favors.
Savier, LaRocrue & Co.,
tKrep constantly on hand fot sale
Midiin-, It run and Chicken Feed l'mMes
puicha-ins; feed must furnish the sa Vs.
DR3. WELCH c THOMPSON,
.OFFICK-I11 Odd Fellows' Temple, comer
of First and Alder Streets. Portland.
T ip patron. i'- of those desiring sup rior
oper-itio-is i in special reque-t. .Nitrousox-id.-
for the painlesn extraction of teeth.
Arti:n:ial teeth "bet tcr than the Lest,'
and -f eKf'tp the r!i- ift.
Will he in Oregon City on Saturdays.
Nov. " : " f
Dr. B - R - FREELAPJD,
ihm pfki'M's nrii.niN'c. cony-
V er First and Washington Sts.. Portland.
urous Oxide administerrd.
TOIIX M. r.ACON,
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Importer and Dealer in dryZf
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STATlf)N::UV. ri:i:i- l".Mi:i? V. Ac, Ac-.'
Oregon dly, Oregon.
At fjnu.iN J- ll'urnei' uld ftiind. lately oc
cupied by S. Ach'rinstn, Muin s-ti eit.
CK AS. K WARREN.
Attorneys at Law,
orricic ch arh vn's cuicic, main stkeet,
March 5, l7C:tf
F. BARCLAY, M. R. C. S.
Formarlr Surgcofl to the Hon. II. It. Co.
33 Yrara Ksprrlciiee.
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.L. pied by Kafka, on Rock Creek . 1 "2 miles
from Aurora, situated at a tine point tor
country trading post ; can be had 011 very
reasonable terms. This is a desirably point
for a man w;th small capital to go into bus,i
'ness. .Knq-nre of JOHNSON A McCOWy,
jnly2;tf. J trejron City, Oregon.
VEALTII AND HEALTH IN
Good Cable Scr.ew Wire
BOOTS AAD SHOES.
VTill not Leak and Last Twice as Loiii
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ATTORNEYS AD COUXSELORS IT-LAW
OREGON CITY, OREGON.
WILL PRACTICE IX ALL THE COURTS
f th State.
T Special attention giren to cases in the
U. R. Land t)ffiee at Oregon City, ci
OTAltY PUBLIC. ENTERPRISE OFFICE
Oregon C t7. Jan I3:tt
til &9ll twrdr: ArcnM wanted '. All
t!. VtnJ. .7-Spar mont.. or all the
t EftJaf? sr PartiouUr. free.
There Is Xo Such Thing as Death.
There's no such ;l.ir!ff as death''
To those who think aright.
Tis 'but the racer casting off
Wfral most impedes his flight;
'Tis but one little act.
Life's drama must contain;
One struggle keener than the rest,
And thou an end of pain.
'There's co such thinjr as ilath''
That which is thus mi-called.
Is ths lite escaping from, the chains
That have so loh enthralled;
'Tis a once hidden star,
Piercing the clouds at niht.
To Miine in p nile rudience forth,
A millet its kindred light.
There's no sucu thinjr as tleath"
In nature nothing dies;
From each sad remnant of decay
Some forms of life arise,
The faded leaf lliat falls
All sere and blown to earth.
Ere long will minjile with the shapes
That gave the flowers b'.riu.
"There's no such thing" as death'
'Tis but the blossom spray.
Sinking before the common frmt
That seeks the summer ray;
rTis but the bud displaced.
As comes the perfect flowers;
-Tis faith exchanged for tight,
And weariness for power.
BY CEOUtiK II. IJOOKEK.
Close his eyes his work is done:
What to him is friend or lor man.
Rise of moon or set of sun,
Hand tit man, or kiss of woman.
Lay him low. lay him low,
In the clover or the snow;
What cares he? lie cannot know;
Lay him low.
As man may. he tVmprhl his fitrht
Proved his truth by his endeavor.
Let him sleep in solemn night.
Sleep forever ar.d forever.
Lay him low. lay him low,
In the clover or the Slow;
What cares Iit- ? Tie cannot know;
Lay liix low.
Leave him to God's wathing eye.
Trust him to ihe hand that made him;
Mortal love weeps idly by
Go'd alone has power lo save li Tin.
Lay him low. lay him low.
- In ihe clover or the miiiw;
What cares he? lie cannot know;
Lav him low.
Too Much 'Credit.
Mr. Krone, a shrcvl and thrifty
fanner of Alleiilioroiiuli, owneil a
l.trie lloek ofslieep, and oneGAu
tunin, when it came liousinj; time
he was greatly annoyed tin miss,
in a number of his linest muttons,
anioncr them three or four weathers
which he had raised and .fattened
for his own tahlo. lie was Mtre it
was not the work of doprs, and the
most, he could do was to await lur
On the following Spring, when
his sheep were turned out to pas
ture, he instituted a careful watch,
and ore lone; he detected Tom
Stic kney, a neiLrhhoi inp; farmer, in
tin :tct of pilferini; a sheep; hut lie
made no iuiiseahoiit.it at the time.
Sticknev was a man well to do, and
Kceno did not care to expose him.
Autumn came airain, and upon
cotuitiuir t'p Ids thick, Mr. Keetie
found eii;ht sheep r.iisinr. lie
made out a hill in due lonn to
Thomas Stickney lor eiiht sheep,
and presented it. JStickney chok
ed and stamered, hut did not hack
down. Like a prudent man he
paid the money and pocketed the
receipt. Another priner time
came, and Mr. Keene's sheep aain
turned out. Another Autumn
came, and the farmer acrain took
an account of his stock, and this
time, fifteen sheep were missiner.
As before, he made out the bill to
Tom Stiekney for the whole num
ber inissinr; but this time Tom ob
"It's too much of a Cod thincr,"
said lie. "Fifteen sheep! why,
bless 3'our soul, I hadn't had a filth
part of 'em."
Mr. Keene was inexorable.
"There is the bill." said her "I
have made it out in p;ood faith. I
have made no fuss when my sheep
have been missing, because I deem
ed your credit good and sufiicient."
"Well," groaned Tom, with a
bier ctdp, "I suppose I must pay:
hut," he added emphatically, "we'd
close thataccount from this time.
You have given me to much cred
it altogether some other rascal
has been stealing on the strength
of it!" '
A curious question' in life insu
rance is liable to arise in Delaware,
growing out of the recent murder
of a negro by Prof. West. His
acknowledged objeefs inGkilling
and mutillating the negro was tha"t
the body might be mistaken for
his own, ami. that thereby he might
defraud the life insurance conqia
uioi out of ft-25,000, the amount for
which his life was insured. Some
days after his disappearance how
ever, he returned and confessed
both the deed and the purpose.
The question which now arises is,
if West is hanged for the murder'
will the companies be compelled
to pay the insurance to his family?
This qestion is now exciting almost
as much interest in Delawnrp nt
the murder did, especially as, if
the companies are compelled to
pay it, it Mill be for thvir interest
to get hispunishmcnt cominuted
to imprisonraeat for life.
IV ho Killed Iliuit
" Only two weeks more, Jennie,
and you'll be my wife," and the
stalwart j'oung fellow drew the
girl close to his breast, and kissed
"True enough," was the arcli
rep!', " and don't forgets there's
two weeks yet for you to liehave
yourself. Father mightn't like to
see you too free with your kisses,
and he's just there in the boat
The scene was a Xew England
coast, with a llherman's humble
cottage and boat-house in the im
mediate foreground, and distantly
backed by a moderate-sized village.
The speaktrs were Jennie Lee, the
daughter and sole relative of the
owner of the cottage, and Will
Gardiner his assistant and em
ployee. Living under the same
roof, it was only natural that Will
should fall in love with the rosy
cheeked wann-hcartcd girl, or that
she should have contracted an
equally atlectionate regard for her
stout, handsome, manly companion.
And as theycstood reading in each
other's eyes the same story of mu
tual love and trust that more pre
tentionious pairs have read, they
were a picture worth an artist's
sketching. Will, with his stalwart
frame, bared, muscular arms, and
sun-browned face;1 Jenny, with her
pretty, childish face, rounded fig
ure, anil bare feet.
"There, Will!" suddenly ex
claimed .Tennie, disengaging herself
from his enfolding arms, " I told
you to hefiavc yourself. Here
comes Abel liei ton, and, likely as
not, hehas seen you hugging me."
"And what if he has V'creplied
" You know he's a rival of yours,
"Will,"" laughed Jennie, and then
i added, more seriously: "and I'm
afraid of him not for myself, but
for you, Will. When I told him,
the other day, that our wedding
day was set, and that he mustn't
pester me any more with his I o un
making, he got as black as a thunder-cloud,
and muttered more
threats against you than I can re
member.". Further conversation between
the lovers was precluded by the
approach of Abel Helton. He was
I a sullenlooking fellow,, with a sly,
slouching gait, and none of the out
ward manliness of AVill Gardiner.
A comparison between ,the two
men confirmed the good sense of
J ennie's choice.
"Good morning, Abe," said Will,
franklv. "What brings you here
so early ?" C
"That's nothing to you," was
the surly reply. "I've business
with Mr. Lee."" O o
With this he passed on and en
tered the boat-house,where Jennie's
father was at work. He was also
a fisherman, and his errand related
to the borrowing of nets, or some
thing of that nature. In a few
minutes he emerged, to find Will
and .Jenniu in company with a
stranger, a well-dressed man "of
middle aire. Q
" Can you row me out, late this
afternoon, for an hour's fishing?"
he overheard the stranger sar.
Ycsrsir" rculied Will
what time shall I be ready for
At six o'clock, and I shall ex
pect you to row me to a good spot
for lively sport."
" Don't fear for that," said Will,
in good spirits at the prospect of
earning a half dollar or so, "its my
business to know where the scaly
fellows can be caught." o
The stranger turned away3 to
ward th village, and Abe Derton
slunk oil" with murdurous thoughts
in his heart. 0
"Curse them liolh !" ran his m tit
terings, "he for cutt ing me out, and
she for her airs over me; and now
comes a chance that I've been
waiting for, il'J'an only plan it all
out. The stranger had a gold
watch, I saw that, and likely a
pocket-book crammed full of mon
ey. Will's to'row him out alone,
and they'll go along the beach be
yond the rocky point that's where
the best-fishing is. It'll be pitch
afore they're through. Yes, that'll
do. So here goes for robbing
Jennie of her lover, and the man of
his watch and money."
The stranger kept his appoint
ment promptly at the hour nameel,
and found the young fisherman
read- with his boat. With an ad
miring look at Jennie1, whose bare,
plump arms pushed the boat nom
the shore and threw a kiss to her
lover, he seated himself in the stern
while Will took the oars. A few
strokes sent the boat arouitel the
rocky point that Abe had alluded
to in hs muttered plans, and, the
girl walked back to the cottage
and finished preparing the supper
for her father.
She had scarcely disappeared
within the cottage, when Abe Ber
ton stealthily advanced toward the
i now deserted boat-house, and en
tered. He knew rthe place thor
oughly and was not long in finding
rbat be -wanted a loDg bladed
knife,used in the mending of tackle,
etc. He held it up and examined,
the handle. Upon it was carved in
uncouth letters the name of Will
" That's the one," said Abe, ex
ultinglyp "ami a good idea it was
of mine to get it.' Now to get
away witli it without being seen."
First peeping out of the tloor to
see that nobody was about, he stole
out and away witbAhe knife in his
It now grew dark rapidly, and it
was not long before Abejdeenieii it
sufficiently so for the execution of
his plot. Walking a!?ng the beach,
lie pas.-etl around the rocky point,
and kept on until he saw the dim
outline of the boat and its two oc
cupants. It lay but a short tlistance
frum the shore, and he was too
good a swimmer to doubt his ability
to reach it silently ami unseen.
Hastily removing his clothing, he
laid them on the beach. Then he
waded in, and struck out, with the
stolen knife held between his teeth,
in the direction of the boat.
Will Gardiner, tirei? of a day's
hard work, lay idly across a seat,
while his companion indulged in
the sport of fishing. All was silent
until Will heard a groan of agony
that brought him quickly to ca sit
ting posture. He was just in lime
to see the stranger fall backward
from the boat, with a red stream of
blood gushing from his sitle. For
an instant so sudden and unex
pected was the whole occurrence
lie sat still, fairly benumbed with
horror. Then he leaned cfar over
the edge of the boat, on the side
from which the stranger had fallen,
and peered into the darkness, but
he could see nothing, and hear
nothing but the cautious stroke of
the swimmer rapidly dying out. in
the distance toward the shore.
What could he do? lie paddled
the boat around, but could not find
the body. He called out, but there
was no answer. He was about to
row home for lights and assistance,
when the flashing of oars and the
hum of voices heralded the ap
proach of two boats rowed by a
party of fishermen. They carried
lanterns and thej white face of Will
Gardiner attracted their notice at
"What on earth's the matter,
Will?" aked one, "you look as
white as a ghost."
In a few disconnected words, he
told them all he knenvof the matter.
"The body must be about here
somewhere," said Mark Landon,
tine of the arriving parly; " row,
about, boys, and search for it."
A search of live or ten minutes,
with the aid of the lanterns, was
rewarded with success. The dead
hotly of the stranger, with a fatal
stab in its side, was drawn into the
boat in which he had set out but
an hour before. As they laid the
corpse in the bottom of the boat,
an object that glittered in the
lamplight attracted Mark Landon's
attention.0 It was the blood-stained
knife with which the murderous
blow had be-en struck.
O" What's this.?" said Mark, hold
ing the knife up to a lantern.
" Here's the thing that did it, and
Will Gardiner's name is carved up
on the handle.'"
At this W411 sprang forward and
gazed upon the weapon.
"Yes, it's niine,' he said, "but
so help me Heaven! I don't know
how it came here. .I'm sure I left
it in the boat-house this afternoon. ,?
He looked aroundenpon the faces
of the fishermen as if vaugely ex
pecting a solution of the mystery,
but only stenr looks of distrust and
suspicion met him. He read their
verdict readily enough. They be
lieved him to be the murderer.
" You can't believe I did it !" he
exclaimed, as he comprehended the
terribly convincing nature of the
proof; "you can't think Will Gar
diner's a murderer!"
And they certainly did not wish
to believe it, but they could come
to no other rational conclusion.
The two men had gone out in the
boat together, and one had been
found stabbed with the knife of the
other. But one opinion could be
formed Will Gardiner was a mur
derer. The boats were rowed to the
bench at Lee's cottage in silence,
and the body was placed on a
bench in the boat house. Will had
followed the others "mechanically,
hfs faculties almost dazzled by his
After the body had been placed
on the bench, the men paused as if
undecided what to do next. All
looked to Mark Landon, who was
a sort of deader among them, for
"Will," said Mark,at length, "we
all know you for an honest. upright
fellow, and we don't like to think
you did this, but it looks bad, and
we shouldn't be doing our duty if
we didn't arrest you. '-We'll leave
two of us with you until morning,
and then the coroner will be here." j
This plan was carried out, and !
through the long ana0sleepless
night Will brooded over the terri
ble affair. Jennie "was by his Bide.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFOPJJIA.
and no breath of suspicion clouded
her words of sympathy and hope.
" I'm sure it'll come out all right,
Will," she said; "so don't give
way. And I can't help thinking
that Abe Berton did it."
This idea had not suggested it
self to Wilipbut it now seemed
feasible. He knew that his rival's
hate was strong e nough, for such a
At length morning came. Dur
ing the day an inquest was held,
and Will Gardiner was charged by
the jury with the crime and remov
ed to the county jail. The fact that
the murdured man's watch and
pocket-book were missing, explain
ed the motive for the deed,Cand,
altl lough neither could be found
the evidence against the unfortunate-prisoner
regarded us conclusive.
Sad indeed were the days that
followed for Jennie Lee. Convinc
ed oof her lover's innocence, but
powerless to aid. liim convinced
of Abe Berton'sguilt, but power
less to prove it she was nearlv
wilel with grief. But she was too
vigorous of body and spirit to
grieve idly. She had no money to
hire skillful legal defense for Will,
but she resolved to use her own ex
ertions. Wisely retraining from
expressing her suspicions,antl there
by frightening the real murdurer
into flight, she determined to watch
his movements carefully.
"He must have the watch and
money hid somewhere," she reason
ed, "and by watching him close
enough I may get some clue? Most
likely he would go to it in the night,
and that's the time I must watch."
For three nights in succession
she flitted like a shadow around
the house where Abe Berton lived
with his old mother, and crept to
her bed each morning, heart and
foot sore. On the feiuith night,
wrapped in a dark colored cloak,
she took herJ station in the deep
shadow of a stone wall a few rods
from the house weary and sleep',
she sat down on the ground and
was soon fast asleep. When she
awoke, the moon had gone down,
and by that she knew that it was
Glancing toward the house she
saw a light in Abe Berton's bed
room. This served to rouse her
sleep' faculties, and she stole cau
tiouly to the window from which
the feeble light struggled. It was
covered 011 the inside by a tattered
curtain, through which she cau
The sight that she saw set her
heart to beating wildly. There was
the murderer bending over the floor
from which he had removed a brok
en piece of board. From the hole
thus exposed he drew a watch and
Success hail crowned her vigil,
but what should she do now? The
quick-witted girl was not long in
deciding. The nearest dwelling
was about a quarter of a mile dis
tant, and toward it she ran as fast
as her tired i'eet could carry her.
Am veil there, a vigorous rap
brought two men to the. door, and
to them she hurriedly told what she
" Come with me, quick !" she
cried, "and seejf I havn't told the
Half doubting Jennie's sanity,
they did as she requested. They
had nearlv reached the house,when
she told them to stop.
" He's coming out," she whisper
ed excitedly. 0
" Don't you see and hcPhas a
shovel over his shoulder. lie's go
in to hide the stolen things. See!
He's comhig this way
The three hastily hid themselves
behind a fence until Abe had pass
ed, and then stealthily followed
him. He soon t unfed from the road
into an unfrequented, grove, and
therethey saw him commence to
dig a hole in the ground. He work
ed' quickly and nervously, and had
soon hurried the watch and money,
which he had encloM-djin a rough
woode n box. He then returned to
his bed-room ami went to bed.
A consultation was held, and it
was decided to waitHtntil morning
without doing anything.
In the morning the two men
made the facts known to the proper
authoritios,the treasure was exhum
ed, and Abe Berton was arrested.
Will Gardiner's releasepf course,
folio weil, and his marriage to Jen
nie was not postpone d after all.
The Xew York Journal of Com
merer ) alluding to the late Presi
dential election, and the vast pow
er of an administration to procure
such an astounding result, in the
face of a crushing indictment, says:
"It is not well tor the country to
have such unchecked power in any
human hands, much, less in those
who hold it after a ""bitter partisan
contest as the result of a party tri
umph. When the administration
is brought intoepower by a small
majority, it must measure more
nicely the steps it will take, ami is
kept within reasonable bounds bv
the presence of a strong opposition,
ready to take advantage of its
slightest errors. But with, two
thirds or three-fourths of the Con
gress as its supporters, and a large
majority (of its friends in the sev
eral State governments, this whole
some restraint is, to a great extent,
removed, and we cannot be very
jubilant at such a prospect." 0
For Repairing75 Family Jars
Mutual love well stirred with for
bearance, mixeel with readiness to
) forgive, and general good temper.
is an admirable cement. It is well
to let all family jars be shelved at
( ' Prncurvi n t 1 "1 1 n tnninor lc tiocf
kept by using as little vinegar as
possible. The heart, by using
abundantly of the oil of grace.
Treasured by laying them up
where neither moth nor rust doth
Creams the milk of true faith,
if it stands long enough, yields
the cream of assurance; it is a de
Stews Those are best avoided
by leaving our troubles with him
who sent them.
Dressed Peacock This is too
common and poor a production to
be introduced into Christian fam
To Cure Cold and Heart burn
Do all the good you can, live near
to Gotl, and love your neighbor's
Fritters Novel reading, silly
conversation, gossiping, ceremonial
visits; and late rising, soon fritter
away time. Christians have not a
moment to waste.
Tart Some think tart implies to
be smart, but it is never wise to let
our wit wound other people's feel
ings. Soft answers turn away
wrath ; tart speeches lead to gen
Sauce Xever to be"tolerated in
children; a vulgar and evil thing
in anyone.o Generally found to go
Mincing Only practiced by
very silly persons; natural man
ners are best. See Isaiah iii. 1G,
for a warning against those who
are described as "walking and
mincing as c-they go." 27ie I!ev.
C 11. iypttrgeon.
Seeing the Point.
A boy returned from school one
day with a report that his scholar
ship had fallen below the usual
average, "Well said his father,
you've fallen behind this month,
have you ?"
"Yes sir.;' o
"How did it happen ?"
"Don't know sir." O
The father knew, if his son did
not. He had observed a number
of cheap novels scattered about
the house; but he had not thought
it worth his while to say anything
until a fitting opportunity should
offer itself. A basket of apples
stood upon the lloor and he said:
"Empty those apples and take
the basket and bring it to me half
! full of chips."
Suspecting riothing, the son
"And now," he continued, "put
those apples back into the basket."
When the apples wercrreplaced,
the son said:
"Father, they roll off. I can't
put in any more."
'Put thcrii in, I tell you."
"But father, I can't put them in."
"Put them in ! Xo of course
yon can't put them in. Do you
expect to li 1 1 a basket half full of
chips and then fill it with apples?
You said you didn't know why
you fell behind at school, and I
will tell you. eYour mind is like
that basket. It will not hold more
thancfco much. And here you have
been the past month, filling it up
with cheap dirt cheap novels"
Xew Tax Uii.i.. For kissing a
pretty girl, one dollar; for kising
a homely one two dollars. The
tax is levied in order to break up
the custom altogether it being re
garded as a piece of inexcusable
For every flirtation ten cents.
For every young man who has
more than one girl, five dollars.
Courting in the kitchen, 25 cents.
Courting in the parlor, five dol
lars. Conrting in romantic places five
dollars ami fifty cents thereafter.
Seeing a lady Imirte from church,
r20 cents ; failing to see her home,
five dollars and cejst.o
For ladies who paint, fifty cents.
Proceeds to be elevotod to the
relief of frail old bachelors whose
earthly welfare has been put in
jeopardy by this fahion.
Wearing hoops over eight feet
in diameter, eight cents tier foot.
Bachelors over thirty years old,
taxed ten dollars and banished to
Each boy baby, fifty cents.
Each girl baby ten cents.
Twins, oife hundred dollars pre
mium, to be paid out of the fund
accreting from the tax on bachelors;
Heads of families of more than
thirty children fined a hundred
dollars and sent to jail.
A correspondent of the Xew
York Vorld writing from Colum
bia, S. C, gives the following pic
ture of the South Carolina Legis
The town is again filled with the
honorables God save the mark
anel white, red, yellow and black
legislators are to be seen on every
hand. Scott, the retiring Gov
ernor, has been too ill to install his
successor, the saintly Moses, and
the law-makers of this thoroughly
Africanized State have spent the '
week loafing around promiscuous
ly. Dark colors being fashionable
in winter, every thing here may bo
considered in the height of fashion.
The President of the Senate is a
negro; the Speaker of the House
is a negro; two thirds of the mem
bers of both Houses are negroes;
the chairman of nearly every im
portant committee is a negro ;
doorkeepers, messengers, and other
attaches are negroes; the Clerk of
the House is a negro; the Lieuten
ant Governor is: a negro (convict
in the United States Court) ; the
State Treasurer, ami in lact all the
State officials except two, are ne
groes; the members of Congress
are all negroes except one, and the
few whites associated with this ig
norant and degraded black crew
look meaner than the darkies them
selves. There are members who
cannot sign their names ; others
who have dabbled a little in a
spelling book, but are independent
and original enough whenever they
attempt to write to spell every
word in a way of their own, un
like any way known to Webster
or the printing office; others who
have figured in the criminal courts
of their respective counties, and if
they do not understand a demur
rei, they are by no means ignorant
of bars, and the body entire may
be considered (always excepting;
the few Democrats) as a mass of
ignorance and brutality. One'
glance at the concern is enough to
secure an indorsement of this ver
dict from any impartial intelligent
A Tricky Tradesman.
Old Adam C, a resident of
Berks county, Pennsylvania, had
a queer habit of making 'correct
When about to sell rather an
antiquated horse, he was interro
gated as to the age of the beast.
"Veil," he replied, "I guess
about nine over ten."
In a short time the purchaser
discovered the fraud, returned with
the animal, and said:
"Mr. C, what made you cheat
me in selling me this horse? Didn't
you tell me he was nine or tenr c
and here he is over twenty?"
"Xo, no ; I sheats nobody. I
say he is nine over ten, and he is
all of dat."
At another time, vrben selling a
balky horse, he was asked if tho
horse was true to pull and good to
drive. Old Adam said:
"I tell you, in the morning he
gets your wagon out, and.
de harness on good; hitch
fore d wagon good; take up de
lines and vip, and tell him to go
I tell you he is right dair every
The buyer departs satisfied; but
after following directions, he found
him "right dair every time," and
no amount of persuasion could
make him change his position.
Buyer, of course, returns the horse;
but old Adam sheats nobody.. He
told him shust as it was.
Having a quantity of wood that
had been exposed to the weather
till it had become spoiled, he wish
ed to dispose of it. Taking a load
to market, customerinquires:
"Is it good wood? Will it split
"Slqilit? Yah, shplit'Iike a can
dle." Any one who has split candles
can judge how the wooel split.
The next time old Adam came to
market he was reproached with
selling rotten wood; but old Adam
sheats nobody. He tells him shust
as it was.
Senator Wilson's connection
with Credit Mobiler is said to have
come about in this wise : Mr. and
3 Irs. Wilson celebrated their sil
ver wedding four or five years
ago, at which time some of "their
friends gave Mrs. Wilson a pres
ent of several thousand dollars.
The proceeds of the silver wed
ding were naturally invested in a
silver mine in which Mr. John B.
Alley was ahead speculator. The'
silver proved a dead loss. Alley
and Ames moved by pity for Wil
son, tendered him shares of Cred
it Mobiler to make up the loss in
silver, which shares Wilson took
and held until rumors of bribery
in connection with Union Pacific
Railway matters became unpleas
antly thick, when he handed the
shares back to Ames, and receiv
ed the silver wedding money from
the great American Shovel with--: