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Look into your brother's eyes, man,
And I, il him read your own :
o..c - hairthe strife ofhu.mm iiV
i is oorn ot gude alone !
Deceit creates full hair our hates
1 1 i
T ;V?d.l,iiU'v,,r UVH lt ly;
I c-M-ii oiucr s eves, men,
And meet each others gaze.
Pardon your brother's faults, man,
And ask that he forgive.
Could human sin no pardon win,
No mortal soul might live.
No need of Heaven were none forgiven,
For none would reaeli its doors.
Pardon your brother's faults, man,
And bid him pardon yours.
Feel for your broth ers's grief, man.
No heart is safe from woe.
Though lips and eyes full oft deny,
Tiie sorrowing weight below,
A gentle wife, a pitying smile,
May swee test halm impart.
Feel for your brother's grief, man.
And you may win a heart.
Stand by your brother's side, man,
Ami bid him clasp your hand.
To him he just, and yield the trust
That you from him demand.
How simply wise, with soul and eyes,
lo trust, ami still ne true
those, we love mm
What we would liave t hem do
Not Yet t'repared.
In every State of the Union a set
of politicians and newspapers, claim
ing to be Democratic, prefer to be
called Conservative, and constantly
prate about the disunion or disorgan-
Nation of the Democracy as a neces-
I sary preccaeni to ivemocrauc succukss
! in the next Presidential election,
i There are comparatively few such in
i California. ut there are some. We
do not know an originally Democrat
j ie journal that advocates such a loc
i trine; but there are some politicians,
; in almost every county, who talk in
! that strain, and they are those form
erly of our partisan faith who acted
; wit U the. "Dolly Vat-Jens' at the
. recent elections.
i TLe disintegration of the Democ
i racy proposed by these patriotic per
i sons, that its success may l e secured
! in LS7t), is a 'political paradox we do
: not understand, and therefore cannot
explain. We are. however, inclined
, to the belief that in many instances
the wish is father to the thought
Such wishes are vain, and vhih
tliose who entertain tlieni may drift
oil" into the liadical ranks, tlie stabili
ty of tlie Democratic party will
remain intact. Tliat party has a rec
ord not to be obliterated by the snr-
y''"s 4,1 loi
of political corruption which
i;;ivc swept over the minds iv.nl jaJ.j
ment.'iof the American peopl,- for the
l veais, no;- siiali it be
blotched by the cowardice and tem-
, ori:'.ing j;oli-.-y of a limited number
: f its forni'-r u:embe.:s who. to attain
tiie xil ollice, would consent to its
; diorgiini.ation and change of name,
i ;-in-cess is Jesi :i 1 le, mast, and
I nlti'iiatelv v. ill be attained. Jhit the
victory win never oercii
hannei-s if we relino uish
i u u s;i us; ;im oi priucmie which
1 1 I-; ) t l l -.1 iti tiriuelli!
; underlies and must be the basis ot
j a'i questions of policy, strategy, and
j success. The Deinocracy sire not
yet, and we trust never may be, pre
! pared to abaml n princij!e. V.'lien
tiiat grand oid org.itn.at son shall fall,
if a superintending Providence ever
ler:nits such a catastrophe, it will
unavoidably drag down with it tiie
pillars of political truth which have
hitherto sustained the Itepublie, and
over its mournful ruins Despotism
or Anarchy will rise and rule, for a
time, sovereign of the ascendant.
In reply to requests from Pennsyl
vania for information respecting the
practical results of large member
ship in legislative bodies, the Gov
ernors of Xew Hampshire. Vermont,
and Connecticut have written brief
letters, in which th-y concur in the
opinion that it is a safeguard against
bribery and corruption. The New
Ilamps'iiree House of Itepresenta
tives conists of oi'.fi members. Gov.
Straw writes: ''There l:a:- never
been any corruption charged in our
House of Representatives." Gov.
Jewell, of Connecticut, says: " Jn
my opinion, a large number of Rep
resentatives is a certain guard against
corruption;" and he goes on to say :
"I am proud to say there never has
been anv corruption of tlie legisla
ture." What 'is true of this, is
equally true. 1 think, of all the New
England States." Gov. Con verse, of
Vermont, writes: '-We have, often
attempt eJ to reduce the number of
Representatives, but we have always
failed. The main ground of failure
and I think so. too is tiie security
it gives us againt corruption. I
think to-day the reasoning against
lessening tlie number is stronger
than at any period in the history of
the State. The experience of some
of the sister States, for a few years
past, I think, has irrevocably estab
lished the wisdom of our policy in
the ruin .s of the people. I most
heartily concur in this opinion, that
it prevents fraud and corruption."
,v?.". scp-son of Attorney General
) llhams, has been detected in steal
ing warrants from the Treasury De
partment. The enterprising j'oung
man should have been more discreet
and let his step-father do the steal
ing' for the family. He is an old
hand and probably would not have
been found out. IM.imw Democrat.
The Troy w;, ,, infrins?s on t,ie
patent of the Philadelphia Ledj.-r,
and says :
Tiring out the crape and toll the knell ;
Sae s dead-a lovely r.o.-kport belle
Her stomach failed awav to -ot '
itli ninety oysters on "a beT.
A man out West Laving success
ively married and buried three sis
ters, now comes smilingly up to the
altar for a fourth time. Laving coui
n?euced on s p?n' f:,.mi!v'.
Western Settlers and the Railroads.
From the New York Sun.
A correspondent in Oregon writes
to inquire about the justice of that
system which permits the local offices
to receive applications for homestead
and pre-emption rights, and to en
courage settlements and improve
ments on the public domain, only to
be followed by instructions from' the
General Land Office in Washington
to drive the settlers awav and turn
their improved property over to
some railroad corporation.' To which
we reply that it is impossible to see
any semblance of justice in this prac
tice, although it has been carried to
a great extent under the present Administration.
The same correspondent a'-k-s by
what right the Northern Pacific
Railroad claim that their limits ex
tend fortv miles over the Oregon
border, when their survey and gen
eral route is north of the Columbia
river in Washington Territory ; which
is a querry we are unable to answer.
We can only sav, what our readers
already know, that the Interior De
partment in Washington is conduct
ed entirely in the in'erest of land
grabbers and monopolists, and that
in consequence of this the laws are
perverted, the customs of the Depart
ment are disregarded, an! establish
ed progeden'sa "-e overturned in order
to oppress and r ib humble citiz.ens
for the ber.ent of influential corpora
tions. We do not believe that the
history of any nation ran show any
thing more shameful t'tan the war
fare waged on the industrious and
enterprisinT settlers of the West, by
this Administration since Columbus
Delano has hem at the head of the
During the pr sent session of Con
gress attempts will be made to ree'ifv
the ini'nstice done to settlers through
the arbitrary and unjustifiable rul
ings of the Interior Department-; but
wo fear tha railroad influence is too
notent in Washington to justify any
strong hories of efficient action in
this direction. Several bills on the
subject have already been in-r vhieed,
one of which, nresented in the Tloue
of R"resentatives bv Mr. Raida'l.
orovides that no public lands shall
be patented t anv railroad or other
company unless the lands covered by
tlie patents hall be located within
the limits prescribed or defined in
too original grant; nor anv land., to
which any home-tead or p-e-emittion
right may have att.iehe.l r,r lo iri- h
mil ::Uiil lo f it' ll riihf urn luiro hi'cn
liin'lf nrr.)ruii.'j I hitr. Tin; bill also
provides that any certificates or pat
ents which mav have been is'-ivd
under the conditions proh ! teii m i
this bill shall bo. declared null and j
void, and the Secretary of the Tnhu j
ior .shall be compelled to revoke a"id j
cancel the same; and that any home- j
stead or pre-enpition right attached
or clauned as above, which may have
been nifrniged upon n- deiealed un
der or by virtue of any patent so ;
issued, shall bo restored and revested
the same as though such certificate
or ratent. had never been i-s-'ed.
Probably the Western settlers who
have been wronged by the decisions
of the Interior Department have a
better prospect of relief from Con
gress than from the courts. Indeed,
few of those who have suffered fro ii
the decisions of Delano and Din e.
mond can all'ord to employ 1 gal
measures for redress; and even if
they could President Gran1 h is iack
ed the Supreme Court of the United
States, the tribunal of last resort, in
the interest of the railroads. Here
we will sav that the appointment of
Chief Justice Waile is regarded in
well-informed circles as a great thin?
for the railroads, and for Jav Cooke
Sr Co"s Northern Pa'fi in particular
Therefore we would advise those set
tlers who are so de-tdv interested in
this matter to llooij, Congress at o-ce
with petitions setting forth thu'r
wrongs, and praying for immediate
To Stop Hens i-kom Setting. A
writer on this subject says that his
plan for curing hens of a desire to
set, is. to put them in an open yard
where there are no nests or roosting
places, and differing as much as pos
sible from their regular quarters,
feed them liberally with soft food
-sprinkled plentifully with cayenne,
give them plenty of cooked meat
and all tlie milk they will drink.
Another way has been communica
ted by Mr. J. E. Smith, of Dear
born. ,N. H., who writes as follows;
"I was much amused, recently by
an old setting hen. Having tried
the usual ways to induce her to leave
her nest, I concluded to use 'moral
suasion.' I placed two lumps of ice
in her nest after taking her oft'. The
"old critter," as is usual in such
cases, soon returned and took a seat,
which seemed to disagree with her,
and after a few hours Mrs. Hen con
cluded to associate with her compan
Seavchteu or the Innocents.
"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sjrup"
has several times been condemned
in our columns, says The. J)rtr'fi.-l.--
C'uu vbtr, "but we have not publish
ed the formula. The original receipt
is kept secret, but the results of
analysis have been known. It has
been shown that one ounce of the
svrup contains one grain of morphia.
If then Mrs. Winslow's instructions
be followed., the dose for nn infant
three month's old contains an equiv
ilant of ten drops of laudanum, and
this Mrs. W. reeeommends to be re
peated everv two hours ! The injury
H,o Toiv- be done bv the ignorant
e 1. nmirntn iJ hardly
USe OI SUCH a. li.-ioe" ... . ' . -
. ckstim.it Ail : and vet a
has been made that not less than
13,000.000 ounces of the syrup are
annually sold in the United States;
t ..ii,J tlit 1io children of
this country are dosed every year j
wPh as many million grains of mor- j
A ItEl'TILE AT HOME IN A YOUNCi LADY'S
STOMACH IT COMES TTP INTO HKlt
From the Nashville Banner.
There is a voting lady living with
in a mile and a quarter of Christiana,
who is afllieted as singularly as was
the celebrate Miss Godsoy, tlie
"Sleeping Reauty." For four years
past she has been suffering with vio
lent fainting spells, that come on
periodically, ami are produced by
the strangling caused by some kind
of reptile which conies up into her
throat. She is choked to such an
extent that her muscles become rigid,
her extremeties cold, the puplils of
dilated and the skin breaks on her
hands and face, and she is. in all
other particulars, thoroughly con
vulsed. She is only relieved by the
reptile itself being as it is thought,'
fartially choked, withdrawing into
ha: at previous times been seen by
different persons. On one occasion
a Methodist preacher was visiting at
tlie home of her parents, when she
was seized with one of the usual at
tacks, and the parasitical object even
came out of her mouth and was
grasped by the minister. Reing of
a very superstitions turn of mind
she had conceived the idea that its
death was her death, and refus
ed to have it removed, althongl
that could as that time nave
been easily accomplished.
i ;rer avowed that the reptile felt
cold and clammy as any other snake.
but that it ottered no particular rc
sistince when he clutched it with
his Land. When it made its appear
ance outside the mouth it curled lb
head under the chin, but when let
loose went immediately d jwn the
young lady's throat again. It fre
iiuentlv conies up into the month,
and the young lady says that when
ever it does so it appears to lick tin-
roof of her mouth with its horrible
tongue, and then recedes again.
A NEKilinOKIXli I'HYSir iAN
has been attending her during th
period of her indi-p-isition. and has
been treating her for tape-worm, bi
lieving that to be tlie true malady.
The symptoms arc, liower, entirlv
different from those produced by
tape-worm 'I ho girl still continiu
robust instead of being emaciated,
and her appetite, instead of being
ravenous, is iickle, at times scarcely
taking any food, while at other times
so:; has a very good appetite. llu
strongest tape-worm remedies wen
u i , I t .i t vvilli- i t any e.iert wi; it ever,
and her physician, thinking the case
hopeless, gave if up a short time ago,
when two others were called ill, who
are using every m u:.s in their power
to effect a cure!, with what result re
mains to be s'-c-n. The first step to
be taken was to disabuse her min. 1 of
the superstitions that had taken pos
j session of it in regard to heraflliction.
.(l i .1.1 i it i 1
riie has consented at last to allow mo
monst.-r to be removed if possible
and octroyed, as she is now convin
ced her life depends upon it. Tiie
physicians in attendance are anxious
ly awaiting an opportunity to eilect
a removal, and are keeping constant
watch for the appearance of the rep
tile. a r.coiioij
has already been prepared, for its re
ception, so that when it shall be dis
placed, so strange a
mav be prcserverved.
The reptile, so far as has been as
certained, is about half an inch in
diameter, of a dark color with a sort
hairy coating, no one is capable of
judging of its length. It has never
been so closely scrutjni.ed by any
one as to tell whether it has eyes, but
that, v.e believe, is hardly possible.
All that is yet known of it is that it
frequently comes up into tile mouth,
choking tlie girl and throwing her
into terrible convulsions. It is at
tracting universal attention about
Christiana, and all the more so be
cause her lif; has been seriously
threatened by the peculiar move
ments of tlie reptile.
IIavk We a Pi auopy IIeu:-:? From
an excellent art id in a California ex
change, on "What shall be done
with the growing generation?" we
take the following:
"Rat. boys art; boys. They are a
class of society that cannot be ig
nored, lt becomes a community to
deal with boys as a tact. What shall
be done with the boys that are grow
ing up around us, and who will soon
push us off the stage of action ? Put
them to work, is the obvious reply.
Learn them to do something. Put
tlie xowiig; scoundrels to a trade, so
that they may grow up men and play
m-m's parts in the dram i of life.
There are a few tradesmen who may
employ a small proportion, but there
is no regular business for the great
number. They must have work or
some one whoowns property will
have to pay poor taxes or criminal
taxes for them. Who is the patriot,
the philanthropist, in California, who
will establish schools in which will
be taught the trades, and by which
boys labor could be self-supporting?
Does a Peabody live in this Western
land who will give the rising genera
tion chance to become useful men?
Tlie truth is lamentable that our in
dustries now in active operation do
not furnish labor for our boys. The
grown people curse them for idling,
but give them nothing else to do."
A free school for poor children be
I ing opened in Liverpool, the first
I n .'.L.l il o
iinng mat mc Lt-.i oe i. uiu -
subject the pupils to a morougn
washing. In one respect this proved
to be unfortunate, for the boys and
girls were so metamorphosed by the
scrubbing that their own parents did
not know them, and great domestic
The CJ rangers and Democracy
St. Ixniis Dispatch.
careful survey of the field and
an investigation believed to be ac
curate and comprehensive, convin
ces us that, so far as the movement
of the farmers in Missouri is con
cerned, it is one that will not seek
for reformers in any direction out
side of the Democratic party. Nor
is there anv reason whv it should.
jple are opposed to every
species oi extravagant expenditure
that has beset the Nation since 18(51.
They are tired of an administration
of allair:;, successful solely because
of its accumulated debts'; tired of
persoual Presidents and marketable
Congressmen; tired of military in
terference and exactions of monopo
lies; tired of the legislation that robs
one portion of the count rj' to enrich
the other; tired of the protection
that fosters certain interests at the
expense of others; tired of the care-
less rubbery of the South, the huge t
burdens imposed upon agriculture,
and the long, unwavering, pottering, !
and tinkering with tlie finances that j
have strewn the land thick with j
Black Fridays, and scattered the i
wreck of private and hardly earned
personal means everywhere, about
the rocks that rise up in the ordina
ry channels of legitimate trade and
The people- of Missouri want rest,
rigid economy, and a chance to pay
their just and honest debts. So de
siring and wishing, they turn natu
rally to the Democratic administra
tions of the past and search them
carefully for whatever of merit or de
merit may be contained therein. If
even one of these administrations
had ever violated any law, bad ever
expended a dollar adverse to the will
of those interested, had ever dis
franchised a community in order to
rob it, had ever got drunk on loyalty
in order that crimes might be com
mitted, had ever proscribed, out
raged, spurned the Constitution or
defied the laws, then might those
w ho desire a third party rise up with
proof in their hands of treacherous
and unpardonable dealing. Rut the
more the past record of the Demo
cratic party is investigated the more
consoling and brighter it becomes.
Then taxes were light, men were
honest, prosperity filled the country
and produce was valuable; then the
Nation was at peace, the currency
go hi and silver; then good will and
fellowship existed between all sec
tions; then liberty was something
more than a name, and the proud
boast of each citizen was of his free
dom and nationality.
Tl:ee are sell: si j and purely per
sonal considerations, it is true, but
man is a selfish and personal indi
vidual. His normal condition is one
of prosperity and contentment. If
he has not these he will rise in re
volt, ear parties to pieces, pull asun
der, burn up, recast the conditions
of society, and recreate, in many in
stances, the whole bearing and influ
ence of the circumstances surround
The country to-dav is not prosper
ous indeed, the West is actually
suffering. Filled with agricultural
ists who have been getting poorer
for the past five years, it is right and
proper that they should seek peace
fully and a free men the causes that
tend to make up the harsh aspects
and unnatural features of the situa
tion. They have tried the Radical
party long and faithfully. For thir
teen years it has been in complete
and absolute control of the Nation,
and from the date of its occupation
to the present time the record has
been one long series of burden ad
ded to burden, tax piled upon tax,
usurpation added to usurpation, un
til the traditional camel of patience
and forbearance has had the last
feather placed upon its back that it
is possible for the much endur'ng
beast to carrv. A change must come
or worse things. This the people
feel and believe; and this they are
preparing to accomplish. Conserva
tism has been tried ami that failed.
Liberal Republicanism has been
tried, and its dead are not yet buried.
The third party movement found, el
oquent advocates and metropolitan
newspapers, but in lieu of ballots
there were given to its nominees only
column editorials from the Chicago
Trillin and the Si. Louis R,pni,li
cttn. Nothing that was new made
head ag.iin-t the cold, exacting, in
exorable logic of dominant and ag
gressive Radicalism. Tin's has put
the farmers who are seeking redress
to thinking. As an army must have
discipline in order to prove success
ful, so they know that a party un
stained by oppression, and a historv
made memorable with battle for the
right, a conscientious regard for jus
tice and principle are as ineradicable
from the hearts of the great masses
of the people as the love of liberty
itself. That tbev believe and appre
ciate all these things is evidenced by
the platforms, speeches and resolu
tions of the Grangers themselves.
Ambitions politicians may declare for
selfish and mercenary purposes, that
there is an irrepressible conflict, but
it is not true. The Democratic Gran
gers and the Democrats who are not
Grangers are working shoulder to
shoulder, and in the most perfect
harmony for the common good. The
same spirit exists throughout, be
cause it is the logical spirit of the
situation, and the spirit of men who
want reform, and who know that it
can onlv come bv a return to power
of the Democratic party.
An exchange on our table ex
claims: "Lives there a man with soul
so dead, who never to himself has
said, I'll pay before I go to bed. the
debt I -owe the printer? Yes. there
are some we know full- well, who
never such a fate could tell, but they
I fear will go to -, well, the place
"'!i6r& tlier6's no ""nntfer.
The Reward of Virtue The Promot
ed Salary Crabbers.
New York World.
The following list comprises the
names of many of the Credit Mobil
ierists, who, in spite of that iniquity
have been replaced in positions of
trust and profit by the Republican
Senate and House of Representa
tives. But it also comprises the list
of persons all of whom took their
salary grab. Every one of them is
the chairman of a prominent com
mittee in the Forty-third Congress.
The promoted salary-grabbers of the
House are as follows:
Henry L. Dawes, Mass., Chairman
Ways and Means.
Benj. F. Butler, Massachusetts,
J. B. Packer, Pennsylvania, Post
offices and Roads.
H. Maynard, Tennessee, Banking
G . C. McKee. Mississippi. Territo-
W. Seofield. Pennsylvania. Na
I- T. Averill, Minnesota, Indian
L. P. Poland, Vermont, Revision
Ck Hays. Alabama, Agriculture.
W. D. Kelley, Pennsylvania, Cen
tennial and Census.
R. R. Butler, Tennessee. Militia.
D. P. Lowe, Kansas, Mines and
O. D. Conger, Michigan, Patents.
Samuel Hooper, Massachusetts,
S. I). Kellogg, Connecticut, Re
form of Civil Service.
J. Baffington, Massachusetts, Ac
L. Mvers, Pennsylvania, Private
W. C. Donnan, Iowa, Printing.
II. E. Havens, Missonri, Public
J. II. Piatt, Virginia, Public Build
L. 1). Shoemaker, Pennsylvania,
C. L. Cobb, North Carolina, Freed -
J. Packard, Indiana, Expenditures
J. H. Sypher. Louisiana, Expendi
tures Treasury Department.
W. Williams, Indiana, Expendi
tures War Department.
E. McJmikin, Pennsylvania, Ex
penditures Navy Department.
II. W. Harry, Missississippi, Ex
penditures Post officii Department.
J. Orr, Iowa, Expenditures Inte
rior Department. '
R. II. Dnell. New York, Expendi
tures Public Buildings.
C. B. Dariell. Louisiana, Enrolled
F. Morey, Louisiana, Levees of
Tlie promoted salary-grabbers of
the Senate are as follows:
S. Cameron. Pennsylvania, Chair
man Foreign Relations.
L. M. Morrill, Maine, Appropria
tions. T. J. Robertson, South Carolina,
J. A. Logan, Illinois, Military Af
lairs. A. IT. Cragin, New Hampshire,
A. "Ramsey, Minnesota, Postoffiees
William Sprague, Rhode Island,
W. G. Brownlow, Tennessee, Rev
J. F. Lewis, Virginia, District of
O. S. Ferry, Connecticut, Patents.
J. S. Morrill, Vermont, Public
A. J. Borc-man, West Virginia,
W. T. Stewart, Nevada, Rail
roads. J. W. Flanagan, lexas, Education
M. H. Carpenter, .Wisconsin, to
Audit and control expenses of Sen
ate, and Pres. pvo-tem.
T. O. Howe. Wisconsin, Library.
A. Ames, Mississippi, Enrolled
J. L. Alcorn, Mississippi, Levees
W. Windoni, Minesota, Transpor
tation to Seaboard.
Let it be noted, also, that the two
foremost public defenders of the
Salary Grab have been given the
highest honors in either house: But
ler as Chairman of the Judiciary
Committee, and Carpenter as Presi
dent pro-tem. of the Senate.
It is not a little singular, indeed,
says the Springfield Republican, how
the old Democratic, leaders are get
ting possession of the modern Re
publican party. In 1800, General
Grant was an obscure, retired army
officer, working on a small salary in
a leather store in Galena, Ills., and
only known in politics as an ardent
Douglas Democrat: at the same time
General Butler, now the leading rep
resentative of the Administration in
Congifs , was voting for Jeff Davis'
nomination -for the Presidency in the
Charleston Convention, and' Caleb
Gushing, just appointed minister to
Spain by a Republican Administra
tion, was presiding over the same
convention. Truly the times change,
and we change with them.
Butler's surrender to the South on
the Civil Rights bill is the first step
towards the Presidency. What he
wants now is home-strength, and
this ho will rrr.t rta-vi "Poll li' rtir-
in f,.m Ukn.i,' ;i r.toct.
in Massachusetts, and electing Alex-
in Massachusetts, and electing Alex-
ander H. Rice, who has heretofore
been arrayed against him. Butler
will himself be re-elected to the
ti , , . -ii , i,0 rp-
,'7' am.1 "V V J, r to the
election oi Uliaries numuei
Senate. In this way
1. ,..nc) Q TO
euu..e. nitm ;m " .
uc t-m .
lavethe support o -
me residential tomemi,-
the Washington correspon-
dent cf tho NeT York He'
A Xcw A rkansas Traveler.
From Changfrau's Tlay.
The scene is adilapidated log cabin
in Arkansas. Its chnracter . tmn.
per seated on an inverted tub play
ing the first part of a familiar air on
an old violin, and his wife and chil
dren in the background. A granger
enters and the following dialogue en-
Stranger How do yon do. sir? Aro
yon well? o
Trapper Stranger, kin you call a
man who eats three square meals a
day, drinks hearty, and sleeps sound,
Stranger I think I could. How
long have yon been living here ?
lraper Dye see that mountain.
Stranger Well ?
Trapper That war h'yar when I
come h'yar. (Fidd'es.) q
Stranger Thank you for the in
formation. Trapper You're welcum. o
Stranger Can 1 stay here to night?
Trapper Well, vou can't stay
Stan per How long will it take to
get to the next tavern ?
Trapper Well, you'll not get thar
at all if vou stand foolin with mo
Stranger How far do you call it
to a tavern?
Trapper I reckon its upwards of
Stranger Do you keep any spirits
in the house?
Trapper I think thar is plenty
down in the graveyard.
Stranger How do you cross the
river ahead ?
Trapper The ducks swim across.
Stranger How far is it to the forks
of the road ?
Trapper The roads ain't forked
yet in these diggins.
Stranger Where does this road
Trapper Well, it 'ain't moved a
step since I've been h'yar.
Stranger Why don't yon repair
the roof of vour house? It must
Trapper Cos it's been rainin' like
all ereatun for the last three weeks.
Stranger Why don't you ment it
when it is not a raining?
Trarer Cos then it don't leak.
Stranger Why don't you pla) the
second part of that tune?
Trapper Cos I don't know it; kin
Stranger I can. O
Trapper You kin ! Look h'yar,
stranger, any man that kin play the
second part of that can go right into
Congress on it.
(Stranger takes the fiddld and
plavs the entire tune.)
Trapper, yelling with joy That's
it, stranger. Yahee. (Snaking the
stranger's had.) H'yar. stranger,
make yourself at home. Yer kip stay
a week; live and die here, ef agreea
ble. Sal, bring out the jug, an' go
dig some saxafras root, an' make the
stranger a cup o' tea. Shake hands
agin, stranger. By goll, ujon're a.
trump, yon are ! Play it again !
(Trapper mad with delight execu
Hard and Thorny. AoNashvjlle
paper in stating that a cer.ain resi
dent of that town has been appoint
ed to a first-class Clerkship in tho
Treasurj- Department at Washing
ton, says : "He is a worthy young
man, and his friends will he rejoiced
to hear of his good fortune." The
Sun of New York declares that this
is a delusive view of the case In
our judgment, no worse luck can
happen to any worthy young man
than to be put into an office in Wash
ington or elsewhere. Apart- from the
pernicious moral influences to wlrch
lie becomes exposed, the fact of hold
ing a Government place takes away
from a man all spirit of enterprise
and independence. Hoeing potatoes
and chopping wood may Ik; hard
work, and a youth who may find it
necessary to engage in such a busi
ness may be pitied by fools; hut the
condition of one w ho earns his bread
honestly by the shovel or hoe is a
thousand times more worthy of joy
and envy than that of any Govern
ment clerk in this country.
. The eleven young men who wevo
so ruthlessly slaughtered, yesterday,
by Mr. Tax-Colleetor Austin, can
appreciate the force of thee re
marks. If they bad been engaged in
some private business, involving the
exercise of equal labor, skill, and in
telligence, thev would be under no
necessity to petition the Supervisors
for extra pay for work done after of
fice hours, nights and Sundays, nor
would they in any mercantile house
he subject to any such peremptory
orders to leave. The wav of the office-holder,
who is usrallv. also, a
transgressor, is peculiarly hard ai d
California Swamp Land. TheO
State Surveyor-General says there
are about 4.000.000 acres of swamp
land in California. Of this some has
been reclaimed. At Knight's Land
ing a tract of 70.000 acres has been
reclaimed by.private parties: and 000
acres of this tract is now in wheat
and will prod nee abundantly, proba- q
! blv 50 bushels per acre
j ture of tins land may be estimated
j v" "V"
i when it is stated
! plow s may start
j early hpM, and d
abreast with the
ilraw straight fur-
rows until aars wim uarnijaimnc-
I -1 i i ,i i 11 .
! ment of the handles. The soil is a
, tti AP til A
OeaU. mini orkt-o loci. "
. . -. ; ,.flr
, Ktte in ect pjves the
- p lamls to ,h& .ho reclaim
' ,i v ct f tl.i i nbont