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ALFRED KINNEY. M. D.,
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-iay ts, 1875 3
"SHE WHO ROCKS Till; CRADLE
UULliS THE WORLD."
Dear woman, in the dream of life
Adorned with every winning art ;
As mother, daughter, sister, wife
She melts the soul, she charms the
Without her, what was lordlv man?
A rainless cloud a fruitless tree
A world without a sun a plan
That ever incomp.ete must be.
Her fost'rinf? eare, devotion, love,
Seem inspirations from above.
In childhood's hour, beside her chair,
She calls the fragile form ;
She clasps her tiny hand in prayer.
Safe sheltered from the storm.
Yet man, ungrateful man, th dart
Of falsehood hurls with skill; :. '.
And when he's won a woman's heart "
He seeks his love to kill.
Her lot is to be tried ; though pure,
To sigh, to suffer and endure.
Oh, mothers of a raco unborn,
"1'is j'ours to speak those grand de
crees That herald in the promised morn,
Tho waiting world's llesperides.
Ye are the molds of heralds strong
Who guard and glorify our lives;
The seas, in song, shall roll alone
Jkmeath the splendor of your smiles,
The leautiful and good shall reign,
Tho sinless Eden bloom again.
Ma's Old Beau.
BY CABt, BRENT.
Tho recent revelations concerning
deed forgeries at a trial in Chicago
have reminded mo of an incident that
occurred a few years ago, in the vi
cinity of St. Louis, which seems to
mo to be worth relating.
Clara and Mary Merwin, sisters
and orphans, wero in the sitting
room of their pleasant home on the
edge of a village near the Missouri.
Their mother had been dead several
years; their father had lately died,
leaving them an estate, as they sup
posed, of the value of some forty
thousand dollars, but they had learn
ed quite recently that tho property
was encumbered to such an extent
that they were likely to be deprived
of it all. The discovery as maybe
supposed, tilled them with sadness
and anxiety, and they were seated in
silence, unable to read, to converse,
ta do anything but brood over their
While they wero thus occupied
with somber thoughts, a buggy drove
up in front of the house,
and a man alighted, and the buggy
The man must have been a little
on the shady side of fifty, to judge
from his gray hairs, although his
face was fresh and unwrinkled. Ho
was dressod with remarkable neat
ness, and ltia manner indicated brisk
ness as well as precisipn. In one
hand he carried a small valise, and
in tho other an umbrella, and he
stepped quickly to the door and rang
the bell. In a few minutes ho was
ushered into tho prceence of tho
"I'm obliged to introduco myself"
he said, smiling and bowing in a
courtly manner "Abner Pierce.
Here is my card professional card.
You will perceive that I am a lawyer
in St. Louis, and presumably a re
spectable man. Drn't be afraid; I
am not here to hurt you, but to help
you. I have the honor to call myself
a friend of your family that is to
say, although it has been many years
since I have seen any member of
said family, I always had the highest
possible respect for your now eaint
ed mother, and nothing would please
me better than to be of tomo service
to her children."
"Wo are happy to meet you" mur
mured Clara. - '. .
Thank vou. I happened to bear '
,no matter. how that you are in trou
ble, and have como tip here in the
belief that I can assist you. hope
that you will feel that you can trust
me. I am actually an honest man,
although a lawyer, and I mean well,'
although I may exprsss myself clum
sily." "I am free to admit," said Clara
"that we need assistance and advice
and that wo have not known to whom
to look for it."
"Very well. It is a good thing,
no doubt, that I have come. Xow
sit down and tell me all about it."
. Clara Merwin who was the elder
of the orphans, and' the leader in
everything, told how she" and her
sister had taken ont letters of admin
istration upon their father's estate,
when a man of whom they never had
heard before put in an appearance,
and presented a mortgage, with bond
included, executed by the late Mr.
Merwin upon his real estate,. 'for the
sum of forty thousand dollars. Not
content with prohibiting them from
attempting to sell any thing, he had
tied up their money in bank, leaving
them absolutely penniless; They
had used their credit, but tradesmen
were becoming impatient, and some
had refused to supply them any fur
ther without pay.
"This is a bad case," said Mr.
Pierce. "You need money that is
the first thing to be attended to.
You must let me act as your banker
until I get you out of this scrape,
and that wont be long, I hope. How
much do you owe?"
"More than one hundred dollars,"
The old gentleman counted out
two hundred dollars from a well-filled
pocket book, and handed it to
'Fpr your mother's sake," he said
when she refused to receive it, and
he forced it upon her in such a way
that she could not help taking it.
He then accepted the young ladies'
invitation to make their house his
home during Lis stay, and went into
dinner with them.-
' "Is there any place I can smoke?"
he asked when they had returned to
the sitting-room. . . . t
"You , can smoke ,. here'V said the
Impulsive Mary, ."Pa .always smok
ed here, arid, we ftpjisedjteit, r. ui
00 ne took t zneerscnaum and to
bacco from his valise, and was soon
puffing away with an air of great
he said. "Did you have any legal
advice m the matter of that mort
gage, Miss. Merwin?"
les sir" renlip
! lawyer said it
'WHS A rtlain rr est
against us, although it was strange we
fore "CVer f th mortS&ge be'
" Very strange. What is the name
of the man who holds it?"
"Hum! A good name, but a bad
man lm afraid. When and where
can I see him?" .
"He will be here this afternoon,"
answered Clara. "He proposes if
we will make him a deed of the real
estate, to give up the bond and mort
gage leaving our money in bank and
the rest of the personal property."
"Very liberal. Introduce me to
him when he comes as an old friend
of the family, and not as a lawyer."
Mr. Alexaner Campbell called in
the course of the afternoon, and was
made acquainted with Abner Pierce,
at whom he looked suspiciously; but
his eyes fell when he met the old
gentleman's intent and piercing gaze.
Mr. Pierce glanced but slightly at
the deed that was offered for the con
sideration ot the young ladies, being
occupied in studying tho counte
nance of the man in whose favor it
"I can't decide upon it just now,"
he said, at last. "As a friend of
these young ladies standing an I
may say, in loco parentis I must
make a few inquiries concerning the
value of this property. Suppose you
come after supper, Mr. Campbell,
and suppose you bring that mort
gage with 3'on. I have no doubt it
is all correct, but would like to see
Mr. Campbell assented to this,
and withdrew. Abner Pierce filled
his pipe with nervous haste, but also
with tobacco, and Mary brought him
"I think you have some good news
for us," she saidf I can see it in your
Not bad, my child. I- hope and
trust it is very good. A good name,
but a bad man, I said, and' that is
true. I think I see my way out of
this difficulty, and the money I lent
you is safo, but you musn't interfere
with mo, young ladies or be surpris
ed at any thing I say or do, or object
to it, You must trust mc, and let
moi work in my own way."
After supper when Abner Pierco
bad enioved another -comfortable
nmoko, and had 'conversed with the
girls concerning their mother as he
had known her in her youth a sub
ject upon which he grew quite elo
quent Alexander Campbell came in
bringing the deed and mortgage,
both of which he handed to Mr.
Pierco for examination.
"I have made inquiries concerning
the property" said the ld gentle
man, "and am satisfied that it is not
worth more - than the amount of the
mortgage, and would probably bring
much less if sold at foreclosure.
Your offer is a liberal one; but I
must first look at the mortgage. This
appears to be correct" he continued,
when he had examined the . instru
ment. "It is properly acknowledged
and tho signature is undoubtedly
that of Philip Merwin. I suppose
the young ladies will have to go to
the county seat to execute the deed."
The girls countenances fell at this
sudden surrender on the part of their
'This reminds me," said the old
lawyer picking up the mortgage
again, "of an occurrence that fell un
der my observation in Tennessee.
Not that the two cases are alike, as
the Tennessee case was undoubtedly
a fraudulent affair; but there was a
similarity in the cirenmstances.
Don't look so downhearted, young
ladies. What will be must be, and
it is useless to cry about what can't
be helped. As I was about to say a
man died in Tennessee, leaving a
widow and one daughter. The wid
ow was about to administer'uiion his
estate, when a man who was unknown
came forward and presented a mort
gage similar to this and for - exactly
the same amount. It was examined
by lawyers who were familiar' with
the signature of the deceased and
pronounced correct, although there
were something strange about the af
fair, they could find no flaw in the
instrument. It was particularly pdz
zling to ono of them, who thought
he had transacted all the !law busi
ness of the deceased. He got hold
of the mortgage and brought it'fo
me when I was in Nashville. I hap
pened to have in my possession a
very powerful magnify ing-glass that
had been presented to me the most
powerful single lens I had ever seen.
With this I examined the mortgage,
and soon discovered that 'forty' had
been raised from 'four. There was
no mistake about it. I could easily
see the marks of chemical erasure,
and the difference in pen and ink,
between the 'raised' and the rest qf
the instrument. How the rascal got
into the Register's office, I dont
know; but the record there had been,
altered in the same manner. He ran
away, and it was not considered
worth while to follow him. Strange
circumstance, wasn't it Mr, Camp
bell?" Mr. Campbell was fidgeting un
easily in his chair and made no re-
"Here is the glass," continued the
1,1 rrpnllemen. taking it from his
pocket, and you can see for yourself
how well it magnifies. Now, as I
look at this 'forty' why bless me
the same signs are visible 1 saw in
my Tennessee mortgage? : I think
you will be obliged to drop this, Mr.
rilJ.v.Aiv Hfv Tennessee mans
aSsS AfBxahdeTBeU W he
hasfddea Gainp to since ne cam
to Missouri." Toi:z-.nr.o
Campbell, his face red as flame,
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OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1875.
reached out his hand for the docu
"I believe I'll keep this Mr. Camp
bell, for fear of accidents. What, do
you think you could take it by force?
Here' is something that shoots five
times. Going; are you? Very well;
I don't think you will be molested,
if you leave this part of the country,
and never return to it. It is barely
possible that the estate of Philip
Merwin may really owe yon four
thousand dollars. If so I advise you
not to try to collect tho debt, as such
an attempt would land you in the
penitentiary. Good-night, Mr. Camp
bell, and farewell."
"What is it? "What does this
mean?" asked Clara, as Mr. Pierce,
rubbing his hands and smiling, bus
tlqd about to fill his pipe.
"Are yon so dull, my child?" Why
the fellow is a swindler, and has
been found out. I guessed as much
when I first heard of tho affair, and
was sure of it when yon told me hi3
name. You will soon be able to pay
mo my two hundred dollars, and
then we will straighten up matters.
Thank you, Mary, you are very kind
to give me a light."
Dont you mean to punish him?"
"It would hardly pay. We could
put him in tho penitentiary, but you
might lose four thousand dollars by
the job. By trying for forty thou
sand, he has lost the four that may
have been justly his due. He will
be far from here by morning, I have
no doubt and good riddance to him.
Ah! this is comfortable. I know that
I feel better, and I hope you do."
.1 he girls were sure that a great
weight had been lifted from their
minds and hearts. Alexander Camp
bell, alias Bell, decamped, and Ab
ner Pierce stayed a week with the or
phans, during which time he arrang
ed all their affairs satisfactorily, and
won their lasting gratitude and love.
"How can we ever thank vou for
all vou have done for us?" said Clara
when he was about to leave.
"It was for your mother's sake,
my child. And for her sake, if I can
ever help you, all I have is at your
Abner Pierce has made visits to
the orphans frequently since the
event above narrated, and they have
always had a cordial welcome for
"ma's old beau."
Captives to the South.
We take the following article from
tho San Francisco Cliroidcle.' The
Chronicle is aTtairicai paper, but we
have seldom seen a. more severe re
buke administered to Radical editors
whose stock in trade is the bloody
cross and bones of the rebellion:
If it were
for the outrageous
conduct of a certain class of. South
ern persons in. certain Southern lo
calities, the Republican party would
not have thunder enough to make
another campaign. As it is, the peo
ple of so large a portion of the South
ern country are behaving so well
that there is danger lest the political
armory of the Republicans be de
spoiled of some of its most formida
ble weapons. As we are not politi
cians and do not hope for continued
outrages for use as compaign mater
ial, we accept the improved and improving-condition
of things as an
omen of peace and as tio promise of
the speedy coming of a better time.
From all quarters there comes tho
information that throughout the
Southern States (always excepting
certain parts of Louisiana and Mis
sissippi) there is growing up abetter
and more generous feeling; that the
relation between the two races is as
suming a kindlier form; that indus
try follows order, and with industry
and order there comes progress and
prosperity; that Southern communi
ties are more hopeful, and see in the
future a more brilliant. promise and
are looking forward to the time when
the old fraternal feeling existing be
tween the North and South shall be
inaugurated. Disneli tells the inci
dent in his story of "Lothair" that
certain Countesses and Peeresses
went from England on a winter tour
to Rome, and were converted to
Catholicism, whereupon their hus-;
bands went in hot pursuit to reclaim
: thm,-ivhen they, too, went over to
the cfiurch. of Rome. Horace Gree
ley "once went South, and through
his generous sympathy became an
advocate for justice to the' Southern
people. Attorney-General "Williams
has made a short toirr, and we are
informed, "that, his opinions are
greatly modified." Vice-President
Wilson is' 'now - hobnobbing over
Southern jnahogany, saying all sorts
of kind things to "patriots formerly
in arms against 'the Government."
We sent down a Congressional Com
mittee Foster. Phelps and Wheeler
and they returned filled' with the
idea that Southern people are neither
all bandits nor harT as bad as repre
sented. The New York Tribune sends
Nordhoff to write up the Southern
outrages,1 and he not only does not
find any, but fives" the great body of
the Southern people a character for
general respeotability. W. D. Kelly,
a most reliable.nltra Republican from
Pennsylvania,, goes south, and lo!
they capture ' him, and he returns
sorry that he voted for the Force
bill. Even Mr. Hoar of Massachusetts-only
.found ugliness in spots.
We .demand one further test: Let
Benr Butler be sent to New Orleans,
and if he brings away his scalp with
neither ear detached, we shall be
disposed to believe that the reports
of Southern feeling have been over
colored; if he comes back paying
compliments to Southern society,
eulogistic - of i Southern, ladies, and
bringing a testimonial; that -he could
be trusted with Southern spoons, we
shall think fthe 'war has ended and
sTiaTf rejoice thereat. '- i;'
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His Views of Crant, as Given iu a
Speech at Columbus, Ohio.
From the Cincinnati Commercial.
There is one way ia which the Re
publicans are right in endorsing
Grant as a judicious and able states
man. They are right in defending
him, for he is exactly their represen
tative man. He suits them. He is
the man that has made all this troub
le with the Force bill and attempts
on elections. Those troubles that
have destroyed the South came from
his red right hand. The Republican
party ought to be ashamed for thus
forever discarding such a true and
just exponent of their principles.
What has he not done, what doesn't
he do, what does he doesn't do?
Laughter. In summer time where
does he go away? He goes to Long
Branch. He goes out junketing.
Ho goes philandering around the
country all summer,
and his Cabinet after
uit ho goes
him, and his
his clerks of
chiefs of bureaus and
bureaus following him
from the biggest whale to the small
est tadpole go philandering. I rode
upon a steamboat as it ran upon the
Mississippi river lAany years ago,
which was called the Livelv Sallv.
They always had a string band
aboard, and were singing and danc
ing, and dancing and singing, and
fiddling, irrespective of any other
steamboat that flew up before, be
hind or about her; but fiddled away,
up the side and down the middle,
give us the tune with flute and fiddle.
That is tho way they are going
with our Federal administration
Credit Mobilier, back-pay, double
salary, junketing at Long Branch,
Indian treaties, third term up the
side and down the middle, give us
the tune of flute and fiddle. Laugh
ter and applause.
It was not so in the old Jackson
Democratic days. They didn't rally
and tally and keep up this business
on the Lively Sally in that sort of a
way in those old times, and yet the
American people are called upon ser
iously by gentlemen who really have
at stake tho interest of themselves
and posterity and the interest of lib
erty and property, they are called
upon by Grant's letter indirectly and
by praising his statesmanship as cap
able and judicious to give him one
more term "on the Lively Sally. I
don't think they will do it next j ear.
I heard' the other day when I was
up in Connecticut, a friend of mine
make a speech, in which he illustrat
ed this by a story He said if Grant
was not nominated by the Republi
cans, he would burst the party, and
if . he was nominated, the people
would burst him and the party, and
said that it reminded him of an old
Baptist preacher out in one of the
territories, in old times. He took
his text to preach from, some place
in the Bible I cannot tell where,
you can read it through and find it,
as Dr. Olds used to say he took the
text which ran in this way: "Once,
in grace always in grace, for your
feet shall be as hens' feet." Laugh
ter. "Now brethren," said lie, "as you
know tho jjeculiarity of hens' feet
they have three toes in front and one
in the rear, so that it can never slip
up backward onco in grace always
in grace, for your feet shall bo- as
hens' feet." Renewed laughter. J
I heard of a fellow who went out
coon hunting the other day and
brought down a good fat coon. He
skinned it,- and thought he would
sell the skin. He took it to the fur
man in town, but ho said ho didn't
want it; that it was the Wrong season
of the year. The fellow told him it
was a good skin, but no doubt he
didn't want it. "But," says he, I
have put a great deal of labor on that
skin, and I will let you have-it at
half price." "I don't want it at any
price," said he. "Well, stranger,"
replied the coon hunter. "I know
you don't, but it is a good skin, and
you may take it." "I will not give
it store room.". The fellow, who had
on an overcoat, put it iu his pocket
loose and started down town, deter
mined to lose it. He had not gone
far until he found it was gone, and
he felt glad that he had got rid of it,
when a little boy coming up behind
him, cried, out: "Stranger, hero is
your coonskin." So he said he could
not sell it, could not give it away,
nor could he lose it.
Once in grace, always iu grace, for
your feet shall be as hens' feet; and
so it is with Grant you cannot sell
him, you cannot get rid of him, and
you cannot lose him; once iu Grant,
always in Grant, for your feet shall
be as hens' feet. Great laughter
and applause. J
The Circulating Medium.
In 1830 the entire circulating me
dium of the United States was but
S7G,S01,092; consisting of $21,937,105
in specie, and $51,803,927 in bank
paper an average of about $3 to
each inhabitant, man, woman and
child of the entire population. Now,
with a population of 40,000,000, the
circulation medium is as follows:
Legal. tenders, $375,000,000; national
bank notes, $340,000,000; fractional
currency, $45,000,000; specie, $150,
000,000; total, $910,000,000; an aver
age of $22 50 to each inhabitant;
over seven times as much circulating
medium in proportion to tho popu
lation as in 1830.
Do the laboring and producing
classes, who are now clammorincr for
expansion of the currency for cheap
monay to mane oetter times ever
consider the effect of expansion by
comparison of the products of their
own labor with the increase of the
cost of living which .such expansion
implies. In increasing the circulat
ing medium seven- fold, who - has
profited by this apparent increase of
national weaitn? in 1830. skilled
labor could command from $6 to $12
a week, and good board could be ob
tained for $1 50 a week; in cities
from $2 to $3 a week. The price of
labor has - not doubled since then,
while the cost of living trebled and
quadrupled, in all the necessaries
and luxuries of life. While fortunes
have accumulated in gigantic pro
portions, the numbers of compara
tively rich men have not materially
increased, and tho increase of poor
men has become alarming, rapidly
tending to that condition of society
pertaining to aristocratic countries,
Avhere the privileged few abound in
wealth and luxury, and the toiling
hang upon' the verge of starvation.
In all our commercial centres that
condition has already been reached.
The tendency of capital, like that
of political power, is always to aggre
gation, centralization aud monopoly,
perpetually stealing from the many
to enrich the few, and it is too often
the case, from which popular govern
ment is not exempt, that combined
capital controls and directs political
power, constraining labor and the
laboring classes to the most oppres
sive and humiliating exactions,where
by the poor man's sweat only goes to
manure the rich man's soil. We
have abundant examples of this in
our own country. he increase of
money beyond the necessities of labor
and commerce invariably tends to
this condition of affairs from which
the masses derive no benefit. The
richest countries of the world in
money are those which are most
greatly cursed by the poverty and
oppression of their laboring classes.
The losses by an irredeemable and
depreciated currency invariably falls
upon the producing classes, while
the profits upon such marketable
currency always inures to the money
changers, adding to their accumula
tions and consequent power.
Ill Excellency C S. Grant Knocks n
Ne !io Don n "Biill-Pup" at the
Itottoni of the Row.
Washington, June 15, 1875.
To the Editor of the. N. Y. World.
Sir: That his Excellency President
Grant hath a sneaking kindness for.
that frieud of man and of the butch
ers' stalls, the "bull-purp," hath
long been known. It may be a weak
ness in a great man. but it is an ami
able weakness surely, and was shared
by eminent personages so unlike
each other and unlike President
Grant as Alcibiades and "Lo! the
poor Indian, lint it is not perhaps
so well known that like some other
notable human friends and allies of
the "bull-nuro" his Excellency is a
stalwart pugilist. Yet such . is the
fact: and all Washington (within a
certain charmed circle) is now quiet
ly reveling in a recent illustration
thereof. It is now, according to our
City Fathers, in order to muzzle
dogs, that the dogs may go visibly
mad, and that black policemen ad
hoc may bo duly rewarded for put
ting an end to them. The Presi
dent's friend and brother (in-law),
Mr. Sharp, happened to own a partic
ularly lino and striking dog of I
know not what breed, but a personal
and dignified dog -presumably of no
mean origin. This dog the other
day. was disporting himself in the
area of his master's house, while his
master, unseen of men, sat above in
the embrazure of a window. Sud
denly there appeared in the vicinity
the State coach provided by the mu
nicipality for the comprehension of
all "vagrom dogs," accompanied by
certain --dismounted negro Uhlans,
whoso duty and delight it is to catcli
canine offenders and either hold
them to ransom or drown them
promptly as in each case may seem
best. One of these worthies espy
ing the noble dog of Mr. Sharp,
forthwith recognized a prize in him
worth laying hands upon. The mas
ter of such a dog would not leave it
to perish- in the pound for the lack
of a paltry five-dollar bill. So the
thrifty son of Africa crept up to the
area fence, and with soft words and
whistles enticed the unsuspecting
lortn into tne highway. There he
seized upon his prey, and with tho
help of his fellows sought to force
the animal, loudly barking and by
no'mean strength resisting this per
fidious violence, into his fatal van.
The racket brought forth Mr. Sharp,
and recalling his deceived and foully
captured favorite. The negroes
turned a deaf ear to the demands of
Mr. Sharp. A somewhat short and
squarely-built personage, who had
come out in company with Mr. Sharp
interfered in support of what un
doubtedly was the just and well
founded protest of. the dog's next
friend. To him, thus meddling with
grave municipal questions, the burly
black replied, not with words only,
but with gestures bidding him
"mind his own business" and peek
ing by a prompt pressure upon his
shoulder to enforce the suggestion.
Ill-fared the presumptuous child of
Ham! For as his audacious hand
was laid upon his interlocutor's arm,
that interlocutor swiftly drew back
threw himself "into position" and
with one well-delivered blow from
the shoulder sent the champion of
the Washington "ring" headlong
into the roadway, there to reel and
fall prostrate and astounded even as
Black Molyneaux, of Baltimore, fell
in the presence of England's assem
bled chivalry, when smitten by the
stupendous fist of Cribb. To gather
himself up, to rush back upon
antagonist, to exclaim that
person "the jjaw naa Deeu
down all this was the
work ot a
moment. "Stand off, you wacK
shouted 3Ir. Sharp hastily pntting
himself in the way, "Stand ofT this
is the President of the United States.
. -4it Taa that the hand which
signed 'the Ciyil Rights bill should, I
by black ingratitude, be brought to
uses base as this!
Still it may be as well for Vice
President Wilson, Mr. Blaine, Mr.
Bristow, and the mob of Republican
candidates to know, in the first place
that His Excellency w ill not stand all
kinds of nonsense, and in the second,
place that if His Excellency is nt a
very brilliant writer,, he at least has
been taught, and has not forgotten,,
how to make his fist intelligible by
the meanest capacity upon occasions.
F. P ,
Gov. Allen on the Third term
Cincinnati Commercial Report 17th. 7
Something has been said with re
gard to the third term. . There is no
issue of that kind; not a bit of it.
All my life I have been averse to
calling things by something other
than their true names. I never call
ed a spade an agricultural imple
ment; I called it a spade, because it
Vas a spadc and I say that Mr.
Grant's letter has no more reference
to the third term than it has to the
mountain and the Sermon on the
Mount to which my good and elo
quent friend alluded.
A third term for the man that
starts out with telling the world that
he has done such a big thing,, that
he has given up such a great remu
neration for the 13ig thing he has
done as to pass from a life office to
another office, and hints as strongly
as words can hint that nothing but
another office will remunerate him
and that is all there is of the third
term nonsense; he means, a third
term, a fourth term, a fifth term, a
a life term, that is all. Renewed
laughter and applause.
If he doesn't mean that why- did
he go into such a detail of reasoning
to show that it would require au
amendment to the Constitution to
keep him from being elected as often
as he chose. Great laughter. J' And
then he closes up with .the dec
laration that no such an amendment
ought to be made, because it might
work wrong one of these days; that
it might be necessary to continue a
fellow in office all his life. Laugh
ter. Who dictated that letter? I
don't know. "-1 don't believe Bab
cock could have - done it. 1 think
Grant did it, because from the. be--ginning
to the ; end it expresses his;
There is not one word m it of tho
welfare of "the Government. You
would not suppose he. knew there
was any -such thing in the world as
the American people, or of the exist
ence of anything else in this great
country but he Grant that is all.
He stands in his own estimation in
sulated and alone, as cold and as
passionless as an icicle three times
girded by the Winter's frosts. He
is frozen up; he is the thing within
himself; he is to be all and the end
of all. And these Republicans
thought they were doing a bi'g thing
here in this city the other day, when
they resolved against the third term.
Why, Grant cares no more for that
resolution than he would for a
dream. The great probability is that
when he read it he gave a sardonic
grin and said. "Babeock. hand tha
Few and Far Uetween.
Tho Arcadian, alluding to the death
of Arthur Dwyer, and the no less
sad fate of Henry Clajp as a warning
to those who seeke admission into
what their fancy pictures a3 the en
chanted realms of journalism, speaks
so forcibly and withal so truthfully
that we append a few sentences.
"The prizes in journalism are few and
far between. . The life is an pi-
haustive and wearing one, and it is
only men of extremely tough bodily
and mental material who do not give
way under the strain before they
reach old age. Remunerative posi
tions on the Press, even in New
York, are few, and too often they aro
not secured by merit, but rather by
money, influence and friendship.
The precarious living picked up by
occasional contributors and reporters
barely suffices for immediate want,
and such positions expose one to the
caprices of editors who are sometimes
ignorant and not seldom unmannerly.
Even those who secure editorial ap
pointment do not get paid for their
talent in the same ratio as they would
if they had devoted them to other
pursuits, and the necessities of their
associations generally compel them
to live quite up to their incomes.
Young man, unless yon possess ex
ceptional talent and education, a
strong physique, imperturbability of
temper under injustice and hard us
age, and an invincible determination
to succeed; a temperament proof
against constant temptations to ex
cess and dissipation, and unwearying
industry, you can never hope to rise
above the mere rank and file of jour
nalists. Possessing all these, you
may, alter years ot
win distinction, and
pensation, but even
thqn, you will
not unfreauently be
tcinpted to ask
worth the candle.' :
The Cutting and Packing Com
pany, on the Columbia, now have
the largest net ever put out in the
river. It is 340 fathoms (2.040 feet)
long. It is tended by J. W. Barry.
of Sacramento, and Joe Huntley, of
ugnsta, Maine, who thoroughly
understand their business, and thev
take from two hundred to three hun
dred fine salmon each time they put
out tneir net.
It is not true that the entire post
office and sub-treasury building in
Boston are carpeted with Wilten
carpet at $3 50 a yard, t Only the
principal offices and parlors are so
treated; the rooms of inferior 'officer
and clerks are covered with an' infer
ior article -costing only $2 a yard ?