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EOUGHT AND SOLD.
livn nti:it vl. 'ull'ct ions atti-ndd
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ry.aml S.'th Thomas' Weight Cl.K-ks
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' '--en i,y S. Aek-.-man, Main st.
For t ti- v, r- b-st photographs, ?o to Brad
& Uulofson's (Jalvry without STAIIis
Ancch l in the Elevator, 4J9 Moatiroinc ry
?"-r--t, S-in Fr.in.M.;oo. Cftltremia.
"KIs!S MF MOTIillli."
"Kis me, mother, i re I leae you.
Kiss our dai linir child (nur'nioio,
Kre I leave this wi M so dreary.
For that bright -and happy shore;
" Fr the doctor says I'm goh g,
S.iys my lift iseoHng last,
.S.tvs T cannot live tin- night out.
Ami my days on earth are past.
rr ;t ,.-,.,-. f.ir vii ii , .i
And the t ars I know vou'll shed.
Wl..... . .1 ..I, I....-
And is numb -red with the dead.
"Then IM hail with joy the verdict
t men tne iimvwmg uoetor gave,
And, with outstretched arms, would
(Sod's own liome l.x-vond the trrave.
"What is 1 i I - that we sliould prize it?
Iii'e at most is Kut n day,
fne short day of j ire)aration.
I-'av we're hurried hence away.
"Therefore weep not, when departing
l-'rom its tenement of clay.
Tins poor soul is waited upwards,
Angels ltcarini; it away.
" Hut, dear mother, kiss your darlinir.
Kiss your dai liii'j child once more,
K'er I leave this world so dreary
For the hritrht and happy shore."
IN' A XI) Ol?T OS-' i.ovz:.
How did I know she was a widow.
Don't von idve ine credit for a:iv
fominon sense of discrimination?
How do you know that rose is red?
How do you know lolister salad
I knew she was a widow from the
very moment I took the corner seyt
in the car, opposite to her little black
bonnet with its llndti rintc wreath of
erape veil, and the Astrakan muff
that held her tiny, Llack-loved
How I envied that muff !
3ont tell me of your Yenuses,
your Madonnas, and your Marys
(:ieen of Scots they couldn't have
held a candle to the delicious little
T never did believe in strand beau
ties! A -woman has no business over
awing and impressing you a.aimt
And she was one of your dimpled,
daisy-faced creatines, with sort of
brown eves, lontr-lashed and limpid,
and a red mouth, which looked as if
it was just made to be kissed.
And then there was a tangle of
pihli-n spirals of hair hanin over
her foivhead, and. brails upon braids
Tunned up under her bonnet, until a
hair-dresser would have jrone frantic
at the si.Liht.
Just as I was iakinr an inventory
of these thinirs. in that sort of unob-
j servant way that I Hatter myself be-
lonirs to a man t-i the world, slie
dnni-jied her mi'.'.T. and course it
rolled under the seat.
"Wasn't I down on my knes sat onc e
after it? I rather think so.
"Thank yon, sir,"' said the deli
cious little willow.
"Not at all." T replied. "Caul do
anything more for you V
"No, thank you unless yon can
tell me what time we ecttoGlen-
"(Jlendale?" I cried. "Vri-y I am
' troimx toC'leudaV."
Of course we were friends at once,
and the daisy-faced enchant ressmade
room for me beside her. "lest," as
she said, "some horrid, disgraceful
creature should crowd, in and bore
her to death." and I stepped riirht
out of tli" mustv. ill-ventilated world
of railroad e irriatre into an atmos
jdiere of llden.
AVh ii a bachelor of forty falls in
love at lirst siht oh. what a fall is
there, my countrymen! No half
measures, I tell you.
I'efore we had been speeding
through the wintry landscape an
hour, I had already built uj several
blocks of cutit'-i'.ti K.arjitc. in ray
T saw my bachelor rooms 1 Heighten
ed by her presence.
T fancied myself walking to church
with her hand on my arm.
I heard her dulcet voice saying,
" My dear Thomas, what would you
like for supper to-night?" I beheld,
myself a respectable member of so
cietythe head of a family.
What would liob Carter say nor
I meant ";
kh, who was always rallying mo
on my state of hopeless old-bachelorhood,
who .supposed, forsooth, be
cause he happened to be a trille
younger and better-looking than my
self, that I had no chances whatever.
I'd show R.ob!
What did we talk about?
The weather, of course, the scene
ry, the -prospects all the available
topics, one at'ter another; and the
more we talked, the deeper grew my
She was sensible, and so original,
and so everything else that she ought
I discovered, that she preferred a
town life to the seclusion of a conn
try residence so did I. "Who would
stagnate when he could feel the
world's pulses as they throbbed?
She loved the opera so did T.
She thought this woman's suffrage
movement all ridiculous with a be
witching little lisp on the last sylla
ble I agreed with her.
She thought a woman's true sphere
was home; my feelings surged up
too strongly for utterance, and mere
ly bowed my assent.
Here was a delicious unanimity of
soul a mute concord of sympathy.
"What would liob Carter say when
he saw this beautiful little robin
lured into my cage? How I would
lord it over him! How I would in
vite him to "happen round at any
time." How I would iigtiratively
of cours hold up Mrs. Thomas
Smith over his envying head! I ut
t -red an audible chuckle as I thought
of these things, which I had some
difficulty in changing into a cough.
You've got a cold, said the widow
svmpathetieallv. Do, please, have
one of mv troches; they are so sooth-
1 fng to the throat.
I took the troche, but I didn't
swallow it. I would as soon have
eaten a priceless pearl. I put it in
my left hand breast pocket, as near
to mv heart as practicable.
Her first gift. . j
A bachelor like me is accustomed i
to such things, I replied in an off- I
A bachelor! exclaimed my travel
ing companion. Dear me, then you
are not married ?
It is never too late to mend, said
the widow roguishly. :
That is my sole consolation, I re
plied gallantly. !
There is nothing like married life, I
sighed the w idow, with a momentary !
eclipse of the limpid, brown orbs, i
beneath the whitest of drooping lids, ;
Rut what is the use f my talking
about it to you? You can't under- ;
I can imagine, -was my modest re-
lou must find a wife as soon as
possible, said the widow, looking in-
tently at the hem of her pocket hand- !
You're only living half a life, now, !
Ah! you cannot think how much ;
happier you would be with some I
gentle, clinging being at your side
some-congenial soul to mirror your
Instinctively I laid my hand upon
Do not fancy that I shall lose an
instant in the search, I said. 1 have
already pictured to myself the pleas
ure of a newer existence.
Have you? and the brown eyes
shot an arch, challenging sparkle
toward me. Tell me about her.
Do you really wish to know?
Of coi.r ;e I do.
I congratulated myself mentally on
the line progress I was making, con
sidering the small practice in love
making that I had had. Rob Carter
himself, with all his ready tongue
and good-looking face, could not
have carried on a 1'iirtation more
Is she fair or dark? questioned
tin widow, with the prettiest of in
Neither about your complexion.
Oil! laughed my interlocuter, a
charming pink suffusing over her
dimples. Is she vming?
Yes, about vour age.
More than pretty beau'i'ul.
The Avitlow arched her perfectly
What a devoted husband you will
make! And when are you going to
As soon as
luce her to
name the dav.
That's right! said the widow, clasp
ing her hands over the
muff. Reeause you know
no time to lose.
I sighed ostentatiously.
1 am well aware of that.
let me call on you in Glendale?
Oh, certainly if don't object.
She will he willing, I am sure.
"Win -re are you staying? I asked
I shall be Mrs. Alvern's guest. Do
you know many people in Glendale?
Only a few. 1 am going down on
some legal business for one or two of
And then there was a brief silence,
Are you acquainted with Mr. Car
tor. Mrs. Alvern's brother? asked the
Yes, I answered with a little grim
ace. A self-conceited and disagree
Do you think so? asked the widow.
Of course, as does everybody else.
So will vou when vou mee t him.
A man who thinks because he's
got a smooth tongue, that nobody
else has any business in creation.
Dear, dear! twittered my compan
ion, that's very bad. indeed.
Of course lie will pay a good deal
of attention to you, if you are to be
his sister's guest, I pursued, but it
won't do to encourage him.
Rv no means. He is a profession
Is it possible? lisped the widow.
And I mentally shook hands with
myself for having thus deftly put a
spoke in Rob's wheel.
First impressions are everything,
and I certainly had been beforehand
with the pretty w idow. Neither had
I any compunctions of conscience,
for hadn't Rob been playing prac
tical jokes of all styles and complex
ions on me ever since v.e entered the
bar side ly side?
" Stupid Tom," that had been his
pet name for me always; but this
wasn't such a " stupid game." after
While I was thus metaphorically
hngging myself, the conductor bawl
ed out "Glendale," and I sprang up
to assist my lovely companion out of
the ear, cheerfully burdening myself
with bags, baskets, parasols and bul
As we stepped upon the platform,
I nearlv tumbled into the arms of
" Hullo Tom?" Avas his inelegant
greeting. "You don't grow any
lighter as you grow older."
I was about to retort bitterly when
a sudden change came over his face
as lie beheld the pretty widow.
Gertie! he cried, clasping both her
hands in his.
Yes. Hobcrt, she replied, with
sparkling eyes and flushed cheek.
That gentleman has got my parcels;
he has been very kind to me.
Oh, has he though? Well, we
won't trouble him anv further, I am
much obliged to you, Tom, and we'll
send you cards to the wedding.
What wedding? I gasped,
Didn't you tell him, Gertie? Win
to ovr wedding, the tenth of next
month, to be sure. Aurcvolr; Tom,
be careful cf yo ur'-elf, for mv ako.
and that was the last I ever saw of
the daisy -faced widow, for if you
think I was mean-spirited enough to
go to that wedding, you arc mistaken
in my character."
Itepentancc In Massachusetts.
The petition which has been pre
sented to the Massachusetts Regi.s
1 iture asking that the disgraceful ac
tion of that body in presuming to
censure Senator Sumner about his
battle-llag resolution be expunged
from the record, is giving the Boston
newspapers an opportunity "to de
nounce the miserable business. The
Adcerlisvr says it was "hasty mid ill
judged." The I'ost says that wl e l
the Senator's accusers, " Colfax and
l'omeroy, and Patterson and Harlan
fell, and even Wilson was tainted,
there did not arise even a hint of a
suspicion of Mr. Sumner. In a Sen
ate tilled with corruption he stands
undetiled. " It thinks something is
ilue as an "acknowledgment of in
tegrity so rare as to be even above
suspicion, " and with much force
calls upon Massachusetts "to appreci
ate the worth of one pure man; and,
by annulling a hasty, foolish and un
considered act, relieve itself of an
imputation upon its good sense."
The Worcester s''.', a staid cool-headed
Republican journal, has this to
"In regard to perpetuating the
memory of battles betwson. fellow
citizens, Mr. Sumner is known to
have held and publicly advocated
years ago the same views which the
Legislature of liSTli thought deserv
ing of censure, and the notion of re
proving him for them would then
have been scouted in Massachusetts.
The harsh rebuke administered, Ave
are constrained to believe, Avas
prompted rather by general political
hostility than by disapproval of the
act at which it was professedly aim
ed." My Mothi::. Let the boys and
girls all read the following.
Possibly some who are so heedless
of a mother's adAiee and instruction,
may be induced to retrace their steps
and save a mother from a grave of
sorrow and themselves from that self
reproach, a hich is sure to follow a
disol tedient life:
" Despise not thy moth-.-r Avhen she
is old. Age may wear and Avaste a
mother's 1 eauty, st rength, limbs, and
estate; but her relation as mother is
as the sun Avhen it goes forth, in its
might, for it is til way.", in the meridian
and knoweth no evening. The per
son may be grey-headed, but her
motherly relation is ever in its ilour
ish. It may be autumn, yes, Avinti r,
Avith a woman, but with the mother
it is always spring.
Alas, how little do Ave appreciate a
mother's tenderness, while living!
How heedless are Ave in youth of all
when she is dead and gone
the cares and coldness of the Avorld
come Avithering to our hearts Avhen
Ave experience how hard it is to lind
real sympathy Iioav few love us for
ourselves how few Avill befriend us
in misfortune then it is that Ave
think of tin mother Ave have lost.
Flii-tations of M.u:i:ii;i Women.
The innocent flirtation of married
women is one of the abominations of
modern society. Even a desire for
promiscuous admiration is Avrong in
a wife. The love of one, and his ap
proval should be all that she ought
to desire. Ret her be ever so beau
tiful, it is a disgusting and appalling
sight to see her decorating that beau
ty for public ga.e; to see her seeking
the attention of senseless fops around,
and rejoicing in the admiration of
other eyes than those of her husband.
Her beauty should be for him alone,
and not for the gaze of those that
ilutter around her. There is always
among the sedate and Aviso a sensa
tion of disgust Avhen a married lady
attempts to ensnare or entrap young
men by a profuse display of her
charms, or an unlicensed outlay of
her smiles. Such charms and such
smiles are loathsome to the indifler
ent beholder; and the trial of the .ser
pent is over them.
Lknutii of Days. The days of
summer grow longer as Ave go north
Avard, and the days of Avinter grow
shorter. At Hamburg the longest
day has seventeen hours, and the
shortest seven. At Stockholm the
longest has eighteen and a half hours
the shortest live and a half hours.
At St. Petersburgh the longest
has fifteen and the shortest live
hours. At Finland the longest has
twenty-one hours and a half and the
shortest two and a half. At Wan
dersbns, in NorAvav the dav lasts
from the 21st of May to the 2nd of
July the sun not getting below the
horizon for the Avhole of the time,
hut skirmishing along Aery close to
it in the north. ' At Spitzhergen the
longest dav lasts three months and a
"Wanted a young man to take
charge of a pair of horses of a relig
ions turn of mind." A school com
mittee man, writes: " We haAe a
school-house large enough to accom
modate four hundred pupils four
stories high." A newspaper says:
" A child Avas run oA-er by a Avagon
three years old and cross-eyed Avith
pantalets which never spoke aftcr
Avard." Another paper, describing a
celebration, says: "The procession
Avas very fine and nearly two miles in
length, as Avas also the prayer of Dr.
Perry, the chaplain."
Makk Twain. Has this advice for
young men with literary aspirations:
Write without pav until somebody
oilers pav; if nobodv offers pay with
in three vears, the candidate may
look upon this circumstance Avith the
j most implicit confidence as t
I that saAving Avood is what lie is m-
' tended for.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Alex, II. Stephens, of C'eorgia.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati
Com mrrt utl giA es the following sketch
of this distinguished Georgian, late
ly chosen to Congress from his Dis
trict, as he appeared before an au
dience of his own Stat:
Alexander H. Stephens emerged
from the Kimball House, wrapiK-d up
in three overcoats and ahorse blank
et. The bundle, Avith a white head
sticking out, Avas put in a carriage
right end up, and propped in po
sition by tA o crutches. The bundle
then coughed, and said it was all
right, and away the carriage rolled
to the Capitol. The bundle Avas
then taken out, unrolled, till Steph
ens was found. Leaning on two
stout men, with two more carrying
each a crutch, the procession entered
the House of Representatives. The
hall was packed us I never saw it
packed before. Ladies, politicians,
members of the Legislature, citizens,
niggers and children had all turned
out. When Stephens had appeared
there Avent up a shout. It was long
and loud, and was folloAved by an
other louder and longer. Then, when
that died out, another started and
ran its course. Mr. Stephens hew
ed acknoAvledgments as Avell as he
could, considering the two stout
men made a sort of moving straight
jacket. When he arose in the speak
er's stand, the bright light falling
upon his pale, thin face and Avhite
head, there Avas more cheering and
applause. It Avas plain that Steph
ens had the hearts of the people.
He spoke in an erect position, sup
ported by a crutch under his left
arm. His A oiee is clear and shrill,
and not a word was lost in any part
of tin; hall, unless the sound Avas
drowned by applause. I Avas in the
extreme corner of the hall. Avedged
in among a mass of humanity, and 'I
know that each word came Avith mar
velous distinctness, although the
voice did not seem to be unduly ele
vated. And week and Avasted
skeleton of a man spoke thus for
moie than two hours.
Clocps. One of the saddest
thoughts that come to us in life is
the thought that in this bright, beau
tiful, joy-giving world of ours, there
are so many shadoAvod lives.
If suffering came only Avith crime,
even then we might drop a tear over
him whose errors Avrought their oavu
recompense. Rat it is not so, alas!
Then Ave should not have it to record
that the noblest and most gifted are
often among those Avho may count
their fate among shadoAved lives.
With one it is the shadow of a grave
long, deep, and narrow, Avhich falls
over a life, shutting out the gladness
of the sunshine, blighting the tender
blossoms of hope.
With another, it is the Avreck of a
great ambition. He has builded his
ship, and launched it on the sea of
life, freighted Avith the richest jewels
of his strength, his manhood. Re
hold, it comes back to him beaten,
battered, torn in some horrible tem
pest. .With some others, disease throAvs
its terrible shadoAis over the portals,
and shuts out the brightness and
jov of the outride Avorld from the
sufferer within. Rut this is the light
est shadow of all ; for it teaches the
heart lessons of endurance and faith,
and through its darkness the sufferer
sees even the star of promise shining
Avith rays that tell of the glories be
yond. Of all shadowed lives. Ave find
it in our hearts to feel most for those
which are darkened by an unhappy
Unhappy marriage is the quintes
sence of unhappy bondage. It
wounds daily our fondness ami sweet
est impulses, it trifles Avith and bu
ries our holiest and dearest affections,
and Avrites over the tomb thereof:
"No hope." It embitters the victim
Avith the thought that lost forever to
hi:-, or her life is a glory of a great
love; closed forever to him or her,
the portals of a happy home that
fountain of freshness and delight, at
Avhich the soul must needs drink to
gather strength for the heat and bur
den of the outside battle.
The Radicals are attempting to
"throw the responsibility of passing
the salary act upon the Democrats,
bv saving that they could have de
feated it if none had voted for it.
Are not the Radicals in the same
plight , and a much worse one? Have
they not had a large majority in Con
gress for vears, and could they not
have defeated any measure they felt
disposed to? It "is evident the ma
jority partv had no disposition to oe
leat 'this infamous act, and the stup
id, sordid and selfish President wid
aid it in becoming a Lw. T.hat is, a
President will give his sanction to a
law that puts $100,000 in his pocket.
This is the kind of a President Ave
have now. Does any one suppose
t'hat there ever before sat m the pres
idential chair a man who would coun
tenance an act that was to put direct
ly in his pocket this amount of mon
ey? It would be a scandal upon the
office to suppose it.
No honest Democrat would voic
for a law s infamous as this has
been made, by the clause making it
take effect on the 1th of March, lhd,
so far as the members of Congress
are concerned. Any man Avho Avould
thus vote, is only fit to become a ring
thing, and the aider and abettor of
the Credit Mobilier swindle. The
people could expect no better things
of this Congress than the white wash
ing of the terrible corruptions of the
last ten years. The people Avill have
to make examples of these men as
fast as they gut at them. Iliirlinyton
To some purpose is that man Avise
Avho gains his wisdom at another's
c xi H; n e . PI -- " .
ii i urn r'Trrn nnit-iiWJ
Itcpubiican Party Itcsponsible.
The people should not forget that
the republican party has a large ma
jority in Roth House of Congress.
The President is also the represen
tative of that party; and the republic
ans are thus responsible for what is
done and for what is not done by both
the legislature and executive branch
es of the government.
By the action of the House of Rep
resentatives on Thursday, the re
publican party assumed the full re
sponsibility of the Credit Mobilier
bribery, prevarication, and perjury.
The oil'ences were proved; the guil
ty parties Avore known; all but one of
them were Republicans; and the Re
publican majority in the House de
cided that they should not be punish
ed. The Republicans thus took up
on their shoulders the burden of the
whole mass of crime and corruption.
In the same way the Republican
party, through its President and its
majority in Congress, is responsible
for the unparalleled outrages upon
law and liberty that have been com-,
mitted in Louisiana.
Corruption Avithout parallel, usur
pation such as Avas never before im
agined in this country these are the
work of the republican party, and
and these it protects and perpet
uates. The great question is Avhether there
is virtue enough in the people to put
aAvay this corruption and defend and
preserve their liberties against the
power of the republican party. The
ease is desperate and the result seems
doubtful. A'. Y. Siot,
King Solomon and the Masons.
A Western orator, descanting on the
life and character of old King Solo
mon is reported thus:
"Rut the biggest thing Sol did was
establishing the order of Free Ma
sons. When he was in the building
business, he got all the roosters Avho
worked for him to go into the Ma.ion
ic institution heavy. Sol Avas the
lirst man Avho made fellows ride gr ats
and travel over rugged paths, and be
roasted on hot gridirons. It was
the festive Sol Avho stood by in the
days of Old Lang Sine and bossed
the tortures of initiation. He Avas
the High Daddy of the Free Masons,
and took the degrees all the Avay up
to the nine hundred and ninty-ninth.
Sol did business on the square. He
ran the kingdom, and had bully luck
until he got to be an old codger, and
couldn't get about as lively as he did
in his younger days. His Avives,
Avho used to walk a bee line for him,
got the upper hand and were sassy.
They made it hot for the old man,
and lie darsont say boo, for fear they'd
pull his hair out. They made faces
at him, and he got discouraged.
And then to make matters mere mix
ed, a lot of p:)lit'eians got to ki king
up a mus., in the - kingdom. Sol
didn't have sinecures enough to go
around among the eroAvd, and so
they Avent back on him Avith a ven
geance. They Avorried him so that
he got sick and died dead dead as
Marley or a door nail. The fellows
Avho Avent back on him the Avorst in
his lifetime made the most fuss at
the funeral. The obsequies were a
big success, and the corpse was laid
aAvay Avith the hugest kind of Ma
sonic and regal honors."
A Popci.ar Fallacy. One of the
popular fallacies of the day is that
the man who cannot look you in the
eyes Avhen you are talking to him is
at heart a scoundrel, or in truth, a
scoundrel, and the man who meets
you Avith a steady, straight forward
glance, and Avatches every look and
gesture Avhile you are talking, is a
bra-e, open-hearted fellow. This is
one of the notions of romancists that
has passed into CA ery-day philosophy
as fact. According to the novelist
the thief is a man Avho avoids your
eve; the consciously guilty man is
one whoso eyes cannot look a man
straight in the face; and the man Avho
intends to do you Avrong is the one
who becomes agitated AvhenoA-er you
look straight at him. In fact all this
is nonsense. The purest, bravest,
kindest man in the Avorld may not be
able to look another man in the eyes.
In many cases it is the over sensitive
man that aA oids your glance, and the
brazen thief that looks at you Avith
steady glance. The handling of the
eyes in this particular is entirely a
physical matter. A man may be
good and bra Ae, and be physically
able and naturally inclined to look
at every man steadily in the face.
Another man, just as pure, just as
brave, and more sensitive, may be.
physically speaking, incapable of
looking a man in the eye, and from
inherent inclination disinclined to do
The First Newspapers. Late dis
coveries have apparently establish
ed the claim of the old German city
of Nuremberg to luwe been the place
of publication, of the first neAvspaper
ever issued. A paper called the Gu-zi-tti',
according to trustworthy author
ities, Avas printed in that city as early
as 117)7, five years after Peter Seho
elTer cast the first metal type in mat
rices. Nuremberg, with the first pa
per in the fifteenth century, also
claimed honor of being the first pa
per in the sixteenth century. There
is an anciently printed sheet in the
Libri collection which antedates all
other except the sheet of l-b"7 and
the Chronicle of Cologne. It is call
ed the A'vr Z-.itnty nns ITtspa.nien. vitrl
llaliou, and bears the date of l obru
ary, 1534. The British Museum, it
is said, has a duplicate of this sheet.
It is stated that mild earthquakes
are occasionally shaking up the Big
Smoky region tf North Carolina, and
that the farmers of that region have
changed their leisure hours from the
SAveets of apple elder to the sacred
contemplation of Hades opening its
gulfs beneath their feet.
Federal Control of S atj i:icc;ions.
The President in his inaugural ad
dress, speaking from a complete
knoAvledge of the condition of affair?
in Louisiana saiel:
The States lately at w ar with the
General Government are now, happi
ly rehabilitated, arid no Executivo
control is exercised in any of them
that would not be exercised in any
other State under like circumstances.
At the time this was uttered" by tho
President, (ien. Em ry was in tT5
milifa-y o u ition of th-:0St.-;'o of
Louisiana, u d r orders to conjiiel
the peo 1j to sub nit ft) a State Gov
ernment created b - fores and raid,
and to prohibit : nd restra in ti e a v
fully elected gOAe.-nment fivm exer
cising any authority or poer Tho
President - consider; s the military oc
cupation of a State, the forcible over
throw of the Government, and tho
forcible erection of mi her. as an
occurence of such an ordinary char
act r that it ira,-as likely o cur in
Indiana or Ohio as in Louisiana, and
should the exigencies of a party fac
tion repeat in any State the extraor
dinary proceedings lie would resort
to the same policy he has adopted in
Tiiis eleclaration of the President
is perhaps but an evidence of (iho
progress the ceu.itry has made to
Avard consolidation. The President
of the United States has n ale him
self final Judge of who ought to ho
Governor and Avho ought to be the
Legislature of a State. When tho
returning eiflicers shall declare a j er
son elected GoA ernor who is distaste
ful to the relatives and personal
friends of the President, the latter
in his inaugural, declares that ha
Avill interpose the military, take arm-'
e?.l possession of the State, restrain
the lawful authority, and install tho
man he thinks ought to have been
elected. When the Avitne:-s?s in the
Louisiana case Avert before the Sen
ate Committee, Mr, Morton asked tho
chairman of the Board who had de
clared the Kellogg Government elect
ed Avhat returns they had before thcru
upon which to declare the result,
and the following is the statement:
Witness We teok all the. evidence
avc had before us, and our knoAvledgo
of the parishes and theirpolitical
complexion, and Ave then elecided.
Mr. Carpenter You estimated it
then, upon the basis of Avhat you
thought the vote ought to have been?
Witness Yes, sir. That was jrisi
the fact. G'
Judge Durell decided. thaP this
man Lynch and tAo others should'
alone declare the result of the elec
tion; and they without a return of
the vote from a single parish in tho
Stats, estimate what they considertKl
av is ner-essary to elect Kellogg and a
legislature, and declareYl tho result.
This GoA ernmeiit thus erected. Avhich
has been pronounced by lh Sefltater
committee the grossest fraud ever
perpetrated in the hist ry ef the
country, has been irstal'el by the
military force of the UnitedStates
and the President of the United Stales
avoAvs his purpose to elothe sumo
thing in any other State to accom
plish the same results. Chicago Tri
bune. Ilieni Life in Washington. Sen
ator SteAvart, of NeA adn, says an U ist
ern exchange, gaA O a grand b dl in
Washington in honor of his daughter.
Eight hundivd invitations were issu
ed, and the entertainment- was given
on the grandest possible scale. The
supper alone cost fiA e thousand elol
lars, and the decorations as much
more. The Botanical Garden and
the Congressional Conservatories
Ave re levied on the former coi.triLut
ing banana trees in fruit, orange and
lemon trees, and an infinite variety
of tropical plants.
The exposure of the trees and plants
in taking them from and to the gard
ens, Avhorc they are under glass, re
sulted in killing half of them so that
a fair estimate of the loss to the gov
ernment would be fully five thousand
dollars. In other Avords, the people
of this country, the tax-paA ers, con
tributed five thousand dollars to add
to the eclat of " Miss Stewart's ball,"
as the papers term the affair. ot
many years ago Stenvart was a bull
av hacker on the plains; uoa- he is a
Senator, and Avorth two or three mil
lions. One can see how men like
Pomeroy can afford to pay 100,000
to secure an edection to the Senate.
A Boy's Idea of Heals. Tho'
Yimn') American , a spicy fouf-and-a
half-by eight sheet, published at
Rogersville, Te-nn., every week, by
I rau k A. ft peek, brings up a ''boy's
composition" on "heads," as foHoAv:
Heads are of differe nt shas ami
sizes. They are, full of notions.
Large heads do not alwaA-s hold tho
most. Some persons can tell justO
Avhat a man is by the shape of his
head. High heads are the best kind.
Very knowing people are called long
headed. A fe:l w that Avon't stop O
for anything or any body is called
hot-headed. If he isn't quite so
bright they call him soft-headed ; if
he can't be coaxed or turned he is
pig-headed. Animals haA-e Aery .
smallheads. The heads of fools slant
back. Our heads are all covered with
hair, except bald heads. There are
other Kinds ot heads iesntes our
heads. There are barrel heads,
heads of Sermwns and some min
islers used to haAe fifteen heads to
ore sermon; pin heads; heads of
cattle, as the farmer calls hisQCOAvs
j and oxen; head-Avinds; drum-heads;
eabl age-hoads ; at logger-heads ; come
to ahead, like a boil; h?aSl of c uipj
ters: head him off; head of the family.
; an I go ah sad but lirst be sure you
Reliable. A certain doctor nr.m-j
ed Industry has got up a never f a F
ing remedy for hard times. It con
sists of ten hours' labor, well worW
in. There i& no rjuackery about this.