Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 2, 1875 Page: 1 of 9
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VOL. V. AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY. DECEMBER 2 li75. " NO. 17
DR. C. M'LANE'S
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
THE courtenance is pale and
leaden-colored with occasional
flushes or circumscribed spot on
one or both cheeks ; the eyes become
dull; the pupils dilate; an azure
semicircle runs along the low r eye-
lid ; the nose is irritated swells and
sometimes bloeds ; a swelling of the
upper lip ; occasional headache with
humming or throbbing of the ears ;
n unusual secretion of saliva; slimy
or furred tongue ; braath very foul
particularly in the morning ; appetite
variable sometimes voracioui with a
gnawing sensation of the stomach at
others entirely gone ; fleeting pains
in the stomach; occasional nausea
nd vomiting; violent pains through-
out the abdomen ; bowels irregular
at times costive; stools slimy not
hnfrequently tinged with blood ; belly
swollen and hard ; urine turbid ; re-
spiration occasionally difficult an
accompanied by hiccough ; cough
sometimes dry and convulsive; un-
easy and disturbed sleep with grind-
ing of the teeth ; temper variable
but generally irritable etc.
Whenever the above symptoms
are found to exist
D. C. M'LANE'S VERMIFUGE
Will certainly effect a cure.
The universal success which has
attended the administration of this
preparation has been such as to war-
rant us in pledging ourselves to the
RETURN THE MONEY
in every instance where it should
prove ineffectual : ' providing the
symptoms attending the sickness of
the child or adult should warrant the
supposition of worms being the
cause." In all CAses the Medicine
to be given in stmct accordance
WITH THE DIRE TONS.
We pledge ojr selves to the public
Dr. C. M'Lane's Vermifuge
DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURY
in any form ; and that it is an inno-
cent preparation not capable of doing
the slightest injury to the most tender
infant. Address all orders to
FLEMING BROS. Pittsburgh Ta.
V. S. Dm!-- and riiysidnm ordering from
other than Fleming will do well to write
thrir oeiU-m diotinctlv at 1 take none fittt Pr. C.
M'Lant'i prepared fy f Vemint Brn.J'illthmrgh
'I. To thov: wihi jK to give them a trial we will
forward per mail lost pniH to any part of the
United Stale one box of Pill for twelve three-
rent poai.ige omi. or one vial of Vermifuge for
fourteen three-cent tamp. All order from Canada
mutt be accompanied by twenty cent extra.
For aale by Uruimiata and Country Store
30NE THIRD IS SAVED
in quantity by their perfect purity and grea.
strength; the onir kinds made by a prac-
tical Chemist and' Physician with ecientifio
care to insure uniformity healthfiilnem deli-
cacy and freedom from all injurious substan-
ce. They are fax superior to the common
adulterated kinds. Obtain the genuine. Ob-
nerve our Trade Marks as above "Cream"
Raking Powdur "Hand and Cornucopia."
Buy the Baking Powder only in cans securely
labelled. Many have been deceived ia loose
Or hulk Powder sold as Dr. Price's.
Manufactured ontr hr
ST13I2LE & PRICK
""oogah SL Lout and Cincinnati.
LORD & TAYLOR
Importers sad Peeler In Foreign and. Domestic
WHV orlo to their treat f nrreee daring the bM
eoa. In nlllne ordere from all pane of the I'nited
8.a(ae a-iv greater ATTENTION to olT-OF-TOWN
baalneea. With n enlarged 1KP RTMKIT end in-
ereaeed PACILITIRS ther will all aL order by mail
with their nana' rKO WNhS and ihej tract with
COalLT oATl FACTION.
JXT.Af'K and rOLOrtKO STLK9 FALL and wrjTTKR
1KKSS taooua. ruar I-'.
VKINTS etc. Alao HAMBl'MOS. 1NSKKT1 'NS
Rim Nti. TRIM MINOS. et. I LAIN and FANCY
HOMKKY OLOVKS UMBKKLLAts etc etc Kach
deiwrtmeal Mag complete aa 1 replete with all Uke
Iroveiuee to d toaou ia in uiopu aaaiaova.
I W Onr ladle' Shoe Department contain a ik
of Winter bhuee nnareued f. etrsao. dorablltijr
and loentM of price. ULrectton of aejf Btraaare-
f nt vent on app loaiton.
T" I'omplvtte aaenrimenl of Gent Parnlehinf
Otioda bbirf l ollara. CB. Ti a. Uuee Uknee etc
U00.1 cent t any l-ar of Ike coaatry. bulrt Bttsaaare-
raenia a nt oa aiipiiraltoo.
tfFrthe arcaxtinHaiailoa of Tdle sad Famines
who are aaaMe t.i iail tbaci'T full llaea of aalunlee
of ail r ate of Hr tkxwta wilt be aent and order
by aull til d ml h the areateM poealble care
BROADWAY AND TWENTIETH STS.
or 23 wn
Ntenm and llftiid.
FINE STOP CYLINDER PRESSES.
All Jotla Flrot rlaea.
l.Ucl.AT lira ri um.
cniRI KS WKLLa. Treaaarer. ! dAat ly
-jEON & 1L BLUM-
Irwa-ntiA.in Joaasa or
FcrEiga izi Ccmsstis Dry Gccis
Gent' iiri lllnsj ioxl
""iSoots Kkoew llasa otl -
eraavo Sraaar. tiaLVEsTOX. TEXAS.
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FACTS 1ND tO.'tl.nO.N SfcNSK.
The new constitution establishes a cheap
judioiary and thus places pettifoggers in
stead of lawyers on the bench. The judic-
iary will be brought into contempt aud
there can be no proper security for property
The new constitution proposes to strip
theftiteof the right to induce immigra-
tion Hnl the richest resource of Texas for
years pant is thus dammed up by those who
have exerted themelves to damn the Statu
down to Iteggary by instituting beggarly
salaries where these are conspicuous and
then by doubling popular burdens by mul-
tiplying sinecures and perquisites.
Non-reeident landowners were wheedled
into the purchase of Texas lands by liberal
codes and were suffered to pay taxes at the
seat of government. Now that we have
secured their money we would recover the
land and therefore enact laws compelling
them to fee pettifoggers in every county
town to look after tax titles and charge
commissions on sums they may not steal.
Properly enough lands might have been
assessed where they lie bat there is no
honesty or fairness or justice in compelling
idows and orphans of those who fought
the battles of Texas to have agents in each
county. But these people are robbed by
another provision of the pretty document :
It provides that when a man fails to
pay taxes the title to his land vests
in the State and if he die of course
the minors and children aie robbed.
the title lapsing and the generous and
good government of Texas will soon recover
all that it gave the defenders of Texas
against Mexican tyrants. Broad districts
for which Texas long ago was paid by in
nocent people who had faith in the integri-
ty and fair dealing of the once proud and
honest commonwealth will also be regained
under this law of "taxation."
Tbad Stevens stands tiptoe in the land
of departed worthies and blesses Rutabaga-
ism that allied itself with Radicalism and
gave Texas the unexampled enre of uuiver-
versal suffrage in all the counties and towns
of Texas. Here we have absolute demon-
ism voluntarily injected into local govern
ment when the remedy was plain and pal
pable. But the trade was made and Ruta
bagaisra executed the contract and the
heaviest curse that could befall a free peo-
ple and the crowning ignominy involved in
Federal constitutional amendments is ac-
cepted and thrust into the new constitution
of Texas. None bat a dyed-in-the-wool
Radical and that wool an African's would
support such a mockery of a government
for a civilized Southern State.
It is a rich man's government created
by demagogues who were pretending to
enact the role of "the poor man's friends."
Any dirty fellow that has money or can
borrow money by pledging the office he
seeks can take the loan and go into the
market in any Texan city and buy votes
enough to win any office high or low cre-
ated by the new constitution. There is no
lock on the ballotbux and any man with
money can fill it with votes. The process
was proposed to be made too costly to be
practiced ; but Rutabagaism howled and
Radical cunning caught the echo and the
pretty combination has consigned counties
and corporations of Texas to that infamy
recently practiced here in Austin and grown
so common that men boast of frauds and
of bargains and sales effected on election
days. For the perpetuation of these enor-
mities men calling themselves statesmen
have absolutely provided in this new con-
stitution of Texas.
Then the folly of the framcrs of this or
ganic code becomes sublime when it strikes
railways and corporations. Their purpose ;
and whole policy after doing all that Tom
Scott asked was to destroy all other like
corporations and prevent forever the . con"
struction of any road except that penetrat-
ing an unoccupied corner of the State. Was
there ever such superhuman folly? Tom
Scott is vested with a mighty principality
but if other people would build other roads in
Texas they must suffer the Legislature to reg
ulate freight charges and subject themselves
to such burdens and conditions that even the
builders of the bridge across the Colorado at
Austin hesitate. Some Legislature consti-
tuted of Rutabagas may render the invest-
ment wholiy valueless. This new constitu-
tion if adopted turua backward the tide
of progress and overwhelms Texas with
There is no subject on which these
constitution makers have not acted and
on nothing wisely. They-have' stripped
legislatures of power until the State is in a
straightjacket and can move neither hand
nor foot nor grow great nor achieve any
great task of progress. But of mnltipled
objections to the new constitution many
fatal to its acceptability we cannot speak
to-day. The half has not been told. It is
a mine of pinchbeck a treasury of follies
an epitome of absurdities a concatenation
of prejudices and if it did not confess its
own cradities in providing for its own easy
destruction its adoption would almost sink
the State into anarchy. But people abroad
need fear nothing. Texas has not yet
accepted the shackles sought to be
fastened on her brawny limbs; home rule
has nt been finally throttled; the State is
not the tyrant this code would make it and
homes bought here will yet be as secure
and those inhabiting them as free as dwell-
ers in any American State. The people
will hardly accept the botched consti-
A SaOOD TUIU ALE. AHOUMf TUB
There is more coffee and tea in the United
States in the bands of the trade and specu-
lators than ever before in the country's
history. These coffee holders constitute a
ring. Iu existence was begun and organi-
sation effected when it was proposed that
Grant should buy San Domingo. The crops
cfcoffe for three years has been enormous
and it is becoovng impossible to keep up
the price maintained in Austin till last
week by the presence of the coffee drinkers
of the Constitutional Convention But the
bottom is falling oat and the coffee fellows
are going to Washington to hare the traffic
oa coffee doubled. The sixty thousand tons
inside the United States will thus be doubled
in value and the people wiio drink coffee
mast foot the bilL Such la the pretty game
proposed to be practiced upon the people
of Texas by the new constitution. It limits
taxation to fifty cents on the 100; bat it
piles oa the perquisites and multiplies the
placeholders and the fellows inside the
ring are blissful acd it ia only the poor
people who are duped and robbed. It is a
good thing to belong to a powerful ring
whether of holders of coffe or of offices.'
CAN TUEKK BE 0 HOXKSTa IN
DKiLIKG Wirll THBPEOPLkt
JuJgp Bellinger is an honest gentleman
of proper notions of integrity and truth and
of common honesty. The Judge asked the
Rutabagas and others ; who pandered to
their prejudices to deal honestly and fairly
with the people of Texas and have the new
constitution voted on by itself on a fixed
day when there could be no extraneous
improper influences made operative upon
the people. But the fearful majority of the
terrible body of law givers spurned Judge
Ballinfrer's fair-dealing and the blesssed
people are to be drawn into the support of
the constitution by all the adventitious aids
which three or four thousand candidates
and the whiskey they will supply and the
kinsfolk they can furnish in'the promotion
of the adoption of the botched organic code.
Besides the party is to make acceptance
oi the new constitution a new plank in the
platform of Democracy and for this purpose
it is stated the leaders are to meet in Gal-
veston. The matter was talked over here
in Austin and the party may tamely sub-
mit. Old Rutabaga will hold its nose while
our genial good-tempered modest friend
DeMorse will force it down into the unwil-
ling maw of the tumesent party. Sick and
disgusted it may be kbut swallow it must.
The leaders willjBtand up in Galveston and
anathematize everybody who turns away
sickened from .the absurdities and preju-
dices and selfishness and ignorance and dem-
agogism injected into the proposed new
government of Texas.
If the honesty of Judge Ballinger cannot
be approved we may at least prevent the
outrage proposed to' be done the party and
people at Galveston. If the people were
not suffered to vote fairly and without the
foreign and corrupting influences of count-
less office-seekers who approve the law
that gives them the people's gold the peo-
ple should at least be suffered to vote in
such an election without subjection to in-
fluences of insane unthinking partisanship.
Let us at least have fairness and honesty il-
lustrated by Democratic leaders in this mat-
ter at Galveston even if we could not have
it in the conduct of Rutabagaism in the Con
RATIFY! HATIPl! RATIFY!
We ought to ratify. Is it true that we have
ratified? The thing needs ratification and
sevaral of them. The little "half ham-
mond" corner grocery popular declaimers
should come hopping to the front. Deli-
cious speeches should be made and the
people should be forced to rend the very
heavens. If something of the sort be not
done the voters of the State will go along
coolly and quietly and read the new consti-
tution for themselves and discover what
boundlcsss stupidities were injected into it
by Rutabagaism and timid demagogism.
Politicians have set out on the mad hunt for
office. The number of offices and sinecures
under the new will be greater than under
the old constitution so says an eminent
lawyer who has been making a tabulated
statement of tho number and salaries of
this army of coming barnacles. Taxation
is limited but fees and peuquisites are un
limited and thus tbe people are to be
fleeced and robbed by Texas as through the
tariff system which does indirectly what
the people would not endure a single hour
if done openly and honestly and directly.
Ratify 1 ratify 1 ratify! It is a good thing
to . ratify a great deal and the flight of
speakers who were announced to do the
first little job of the sort at the capital
that other towDs might follow the noble ex-
ample will have a very unfortunate effect
upon the fortunes of the excretion of Ruta
baga prejudices left as organic law for the
approval of decent people. Oh yes by
all means let us ratify.
The Denton Monitor gives the country a
botanical and learned disquisition on the
origin and foi ce of the word ''Rutabaga"
as applied to a partisan and political Gran-
ger distinguishing him from the original
man and farmer. But the Monitor forgot
to say that the Rutabaga is'ratber flat that
its hide is rough and tough and rusty and
thick that its top is exceedingly verdant
and therefore that the parallelism between
the accident or turn-up Johnson of Collin
and the turnip. Rutabaga extends even on
to infinity. We are told that "Johnson is a
hairy vegetable and cunously enough is
forked. lie is neither white nor black." In
truth to the coalition effected by this 'turn-
up" of the convention with tbe Radicals
the new constitution owes its most odious
features. Rutabagas are rough food for
cattle and will hardly be swallowed with
any great degree of avidity by civilized
white people. In fact Rutabagaism in the
Constitutional Convention was planted cul-
tivated watered and garnered by men en-
tirely outside of the Democratic party.
Tom Scott will only ask aid for his road
at the hands of Congress from Sherman
and Fort Worth to San Diego. St. .Louis
Memphis New Orleans and Galveston must
take care of themselves. . Scott will ask
Congress to provide for branches to these
several cities but he will only undertake
to secure appropriations for the grand trunk
line from the one hundred and fourth de-
gree of longitude to San Diego. Tom
Scott proposes to build the trunk line and
Congress must provide that it discriminates
in nothing against any city or any branch
railway line. All of which seems very sen-
sible. The little tea party which concocted the
frantic ratification meeting at tbe Capitol
for last Thursday night whence Flournoy
fled and Hancock disappeared and Gover-
nor Coke wasn't there also had it tele-
graphed to Galveston and Houston that he
was doing a big thing on ice. But there
was no meeting no speech. The Governor
went to his Sabine farm Flournoy flourished
ia a sleeping coach Hancock said grace
over tbe intellectual feast that was relished
by nobody and went to Washington and it
was all "goster and gammon" born of the
infinite juiciness and brass of "Oily Gam-
The stanxaa entitled . "November" by
Lide constitute a master-piece of descrip
tiro figurative poetry. The last verses are
faultless and the impersonation of the
month as seen in higher latitudes than this
ii absolutely charming.
ScKiBXEJt & Co. will hereafter issue an
edition of their charming "St. Nicholas"
maaxlne for the young folks in London
and our. little leonine cousin calves sobs
and daughters of Johnny Boll will be
The locals of Messrs. Uaber & Co. will
be found particularly interesting this uirn
iug. The carpets they advertise will be
sold at strict cost and we are sitiefied that
parties in need of carpeting will find it to
their interest to purchase of this house.
The crowded condition of their store does
not admit of a possibility to display this
line of goods to any advantage and they
have decided to close out their entire stock
of carpets at strict cost in consequence.
The Sheiman HtghUer reappears arrayed
in freshness and beauty and full of intelli
gence and vivacity. It follows nobody
thinks for itself is original and tastetul
and therefore a most attractive newspaper.
Mr. loncure D. Conway recently deliv
ered his lecture on the "Devil" at Chicago
and in the Tribune of that city we find the
following synoptical report of it:
Mr. Conway said that he did not know of
any reason wby children should not bow
their heads respectfully w heu the name of the
devil was mentioned. Probing beneath the
surface of philology they would discover
that demon and deity were originally syn-
onomous. The Latin word Dtat was cor
rupted in the English deuce and tbe Egyp
tian aevil was regarded as a god. In some
copies of the old Bible they tound the cu
rious injunction "lhou Shalt not be afraid
of any bugs by night." This was simply a
contraction of tbe word bugaboo with
which all children were familiar. Beelze-
bub related to Baal and in short all such
words and names when investigated showed
a regular affinity. In the early ages the al
leged fall of angels from beaven was taken
in a literal sense. Jupiter it was held took
nine days in falling and was naturally hurt
by the fall. Lucifer comiBg down fell upon
his feet which no doubt was tbe cause of
his cloven hoof. Laughter. Primitive
man found himself encountering in nature
a will antagonistic to his own. He thought
himself surrounded by strange influences
which he classed as spirits. Man had lived
to learn better. The crowd of trods and
goddesses of the Pagan ages were now re
garded as the mythology of nature. They
had outlived their day and were now but
tbe records by which philosophers studied
the history of the progressive mind of man.
In none of the earlier sacred books could
they find a devil a being specially and
solely malignant a creature of unalloyed
wickedness. Everything then in religion
was figurative. - Clouds were described as
flocks of swans and the lightning was
classed as a fiery serpent. Those shapes
were conceived of simply as powers and
forces. Eash was half god and the other
half the reverse sometimes afflicting and
sometimes benefiting man. The reason
why there was no devil in the early books
was because none was needed then. . The
gods considered themselves as being equal
to any emergency that might arise in the way
of wickedness. Laughter. But when the
happy family of godsaud goddesses was bro-
ken up they split into two factions the
deities and the demons both being then
regarded as forces of alternate good and
evil. It was held that the demons fallen
angels were not wicked in their natures
but were impelled to do evil from au unap-
peasable hunger even as the shark fol-
lows its prey to satisfy what naturalists call
an insatiable appetite.
The superstitious . to appease them of-
fered gifts which led to ihe early sacri-
fices such as whole burnt offerings and mat-
ters of that description. To the ancients
the deities expressed all that was pleasant
tbe demons all that was unpleasant. The
former represented sunshine the latter sun-
stroke. ' The first mentioned represented
serene skies the demons represented the
thunder and the lightning the sirocco and
the tornado. Primitive man found himself
begirt by the obstacles of nature and it was
only when his. mind became more de-
veloped and when he armed himself to cope
with such difficulties that his mind became
clearer on the subject of the supernatural.
Finally' after many ages he succeeded in
reducing all those obstacles which crowded
on bis infancy into one grand whole of un-
pleasantness namely the devil. This was
the sum and substance of man's etrly idea
of natural obstacles. For generations man
won a precarious livelihood from the hard
bosom of nature. He looked around and
saw all creation about him hungry. There
seemed to be a spirit of hunger abroadr
The birds and fishes appeared to be so scan-
ty man came to the conclusion that there
were invisible and voracious beings abroad
who wanted everything for themselves and
devoured everything within their teach.
Thus tbe dragon and the ghoul the
earliest painted forms of tbe demons-
whole matter was that devils were always
described as lean. Whoever heard of a fat
devil) Shakespeare put into the mouth of
Caesar his comment on "lean Cassius" and
added "such men are dangerous." Marc
Antony attempted to defend Cassius but
the great conqueror replied : "Would he
were falter!" Great laughter. Argan
fables made devils out as being fair to look
t in the front but hollow in the back.
Some of them were so thin and so hollow
that they cast no shadow. .The lecturer
went on to enumerate the diverse supersti-
tions of many countries and said that in
the East the plague was considered a de-
mon. So terrible was the fear created by
it that tbe natives lay down to die in abject
cowardice. An Eastern paper tells how a
traveler met a woman on tbe wayside en
route to Damascus. He asked her whence
she came and she replied: "From yonder
city. - I am the plague. . Ten thousand
people lie dead in the streets of Damascus.
Of these I have slain 1000 and fear killed
all the rest." The ' idea of the present
devil first originated in Persia where the
philosophers considered that the universe
was divided into two hostile camps by a
great wall one camp held by a God and
had both ' immensely-developed mouths
showing the idea of intense voracity. The
vampire was chiefly a Slavonic superstition
but it extended into Germany and in some
districts Of Prussia a .corpse is never buried
without plenty ot food in the coffin so that
it may not arise to prey upon the living.
This idea had even reached the enlightened
sources of America. Not long ago Mr. Will-
iam Rose living in Rhode Island had the
body of his daughter dug up and her heart
cut out so that she might drink the blood
of. the living members of the family. This
was considered a specific in family con-
sumption. In fact tbe homely barae hob-
goblinof British origin simply signified
a ghost that gobbled. Laughter. When
tbe Brutish officers went to India to view
the solar eclipsa the natives kindled im-
mense fires for the purpose of blotting out
the sun so that the foreigners might not
steal iu The officers however trampled
out the fire and renewed tbeir work. So
might enlightenment ever trample upon
error and superstition in every land so that
science might prosper. Loud applause.
Tbe natives also threw out into the streets
every . particle of food ia tbeir bouses
in order to bribe the devil not to steal their
sun I Laahter. A strange thing about
the other by a devil. Once invented the
devil made rapid strides. Laughter. He
could not be laid. It relieved tbe Deity of
all that was bad ia nature and it gave man
an excuse for his misdeeds. Laughter.
In the latter point of view the devil might
be considered a remarkable success. Laugh-
ter. In the book of Job there was not one
word of evil against the moral character of
the deviL Laughter. He is always men-
tioned with great respect and if any law-
yers that were p resect that would excuse
him- be might amy that the devil figured in
tbe Old Testament as a sort of prosecuting
attorney. Roars of laughter. Tbe lectu-
rer at this point showed many sketches of
tbe deviL which were very interesting. He
described all about tbe supposed habits of
these demons and created great merriment i
"Mephistophelea" bad beea made to sar ia
FinuC when the people were calif -g for J
money a cry not unfamiliar at this day.
"Til get my printtug press and give theui
plenty of paper uvmey." Ltuiter and
cheers. The residue of the lecture went to
convey the idea that there was no personal
devil and that all good men who labored
faithfully to serve their kiud wouid mtet
their reward uo matter bow many drmous
stood !etwcH-n then and eternity. Long
anu commit- l applause J
A Bridal Tear-Tht Advents; In Tric
ing aar nalkrr-lu-law Alox.
There were three of tln m. One was the
bride the other a groom with red ears and
niaideu whi-kers and the third was the
brid's mother. Tliey were at the Grnd
Trunk depot yesterday morning to take t ie
train West. The 'young man clasped uis
young wife's fat hand rolled up his eyes
and they seemed happy while the moiher-in-iaw
paraded up and down the sitting-
room with lordly air and seemed well satis-
fied. Pretty soon the groom went out. and
when he returned he threw five popcoru
balls aud a big bar of peanut candy into the
bride's lap and handed the old lady an-
other. She turned up her nose raised her
spectacles and thus addressed the younf
man with red ears:
"See here Peter White you are married
to Sabintha ain't you?"
"Why of course."
"And I have a right to feel an interest in
Of course." "
"And we are now on a bridal tour ain't
"Well now you've been squandering
money all along Peter. You took a hack
you bought a jack-knife and you've just
thrown money away. I feel that it is my
duty to tell you to hold up before you make
a fool of yourself !"
'Whose money is this?" he asked crow
ing very red in the face.
"it is yours raid what is yours is Sabin-
tha's and it is my duty as her mother to
speak out whin I see you fooling your
"1 guess 1 can take care of my money !"
"Perhaps you can Pete White but there
are those in your faiuily who can't."
He struggled with his feelings as the
bride shook her head at him and then
"Did I marry you?"
"No sir you didn't you little bow-
leggftd apology for a man but I have a
right to speak for my daughter."
'xou can speak all you want to but I
want you to understand that 1 can niauaue
my own affairs and that I don't care for
"Peter White" she slowly responded
waving the peanut candy close to his nose
1 see we ve got to have a fuss and we
might as welt have it now."
'Ma! mar whispered the bride pulling
at the old lady's shawl.
You needn't ma me Sabmtha? This
Peter White has deceived us both about his
temper and I'm going to tell him just what
I think of him 1 He commenced the fuss
and we'll see who'll end it!"
You mind your business and I'll attend
to mine!" growled Peter.
"Oh! you humped backed hypocrite!"
she hissed jobbing at his rye with the pea-
nut bar. "Only a month atro yon called me
Mother Hull' and was going to give me
tbe best room in the new house!"
You'll never have a room in a bouse of
mine!" be exclaimed.
And I don't want one you red-eared
Don't Peter don't mar' sobbed the
It's my duty Sabintha; its your moth
"Don't cry Sabby" he interrupted;
dou't mind what she says."
"Try to set my own daughter up agin me
will you?" hissed Jhe old lady as she brought
the peanut bar down on his nose.
"Oh! ma!" yelled the bride. .
"You old wretch!" hissed Peter as he
clawed at her.
"None of the Whites will ever run over
met" exclaimed the mother-iu-Uw as she
got hold of his shirt collar and hauled him
"Pit knock your old !"
"You can't knock nothing!" she inter-
rupted backing him against the table.
"Ma! Oh-h-h! nia-a-u" howled Sabiutha.
A dozen other passengers in the room
who had been interested and miiused listen-
ers here interrupted and Peter was re-
leased from the old lady's grasp bis collar
having been torn off and his cheek scratched.
"I expected this and prepared for it !"
panted the mother-in-law as she' leaned
against the waII. "This doesn't end it by
any means! The bridal tower will come to
a stop to-morrow and then we will see
whether I have got any business to speak
for Sabintha or not 1"
As the tram moved away the old lady
wore a grim smile Sabintha was weeping
and Ptter was struggling with another pa-
Com per aiud Joliu Ollpla.
"The diverting history of John Gilpin"
the production of a single night was to
repeat written by a man who lived in per-
petual dread of eternal punishment; and
while it was being read by Henderson the
actor to large audiences in London its
author was raving mad.' Sonthey in his
fine biography of the' poet says that Hender
son read to crowed nouses in London all
through Lent John Gilpin at high prices.
"Tbe ballad which bad become the town
talk was reprinted from the newspapers
wherein it had lain three years dormant.
Gilpin passing at full stretch by the Hell at
Edmonton was to be seen at all print-
shops. One print-seller sold six thou
sand what had succeeded so well in
London was repeated with inferior abil-
ity but with equal success on pro
vincial stages and the ballad become in tbe
highest degree popular before the author's
name was known." The last reading to
which Cowpcr listened appears to have been
that of hi own works. Beginning with
the first volume Mr. Johnson went through
them and he listened to them in silence
till be came to John Gilpin which he beg-
ged not to hear. It reminded him of cheep
ful days aud of those of whom he - could
not bear to think. "The grinnera at John
Gilpin" he said "little dream what the au-
thor sometimes suffers. How I hated my-
self yesterday for ever having wrote it!"
On bis death-bed when the clergyman told
him to confide in the love of tbe Redeemer
who desired to save all men Cowper gave
a passionate cry begging' him not to give
him such consolations. To onr ignorant
eyes it looks strange that the author of our
best and most popular hymns should have
thought his sins unpardonable; should have
believed himself already damned.
Old Ttsaew la Tsiaa
The San Marcos Free Pre an excellent
newspaper is publishing extracts from the
Naturalists And noon's diary written in
Texas in 1837.
"May 15. We landed at Houston the
capital of Texas drenched to the skin and
were kindly received on board the steamer
Yellow Stose Capt. West who gave us his
state room to change par. clothes and fur-
nished us refreshments and dinner.
"The Bufalo Bayon had risen about six
feet and the aeighboring prairies were part-
Iv covered with watw ikM ... ia -.t
desolate look cast on the aniruuDding sce-
nery. We bad already passed two little
girl encamsed on the bank of tbe bayou
1 .1 1 a. . .
ubuci cvtct oi xew ciap-Doards coot-
ing a scanty meal ; shanties cargoes of hogs-
heads taxreia etc. were aprrad about the
landing; and Indians drank and hallooing
were stumhlinr ihmit in t w..
directioa. These poor beings hd come
ut?- v vnicc iau m weftfy proposed uj toe
vhilX " wnm-nw aM -...... v. a ... 11
- - 1 y wui wnv j vuu km w via
looking acd far lea decoratiou than I have
seen beJora an in.-h AMuinna tk k ;-f
of the tribe is an old aad corpukat man.
"We walked towards the Preaident's
house accompanied by the secretary of the
navy and as soon as we rose above the
bank we saw before us a level of far-ex
tending prairie destitute of timber and
rather poor soil. Houses half finished and
most of them without roofs tents and a
lioerty pol.' with the capitol were all ex
uibited toour view at once. We anuroached
the President's mansion however wading
through water aoove our ankles. This
abode of President Houston is a small log
house consisting of two rooms and a pas
sage through after the Southern fashion.
The moment we stepped over the threshold.
ou the right band of the passage we found
ourselves ushered into what in other coun-
tries would be called the ante-chamber; the
ground floor however was muddy and
ciuiy a large nre was bunting a small table
covered with paper and writing materials
was in the centre camp beds trunks and
different materials were strewn around the
room. We were at once presented to several
members of the cabinet some of whom bore
the stamp of men of intellectual ability.
simple though bold in their general appear
ance. Here we were presented to Mr. Craw-
ford au agent of the British Minister to
Mexico who has come here on some secret
"The President was engaged in the oppo
site room ou national business and we could
not see him for some time. Meanwhile we
amused ourselves by walking to the capitol
which was yet without a roof and the fl.iors.
benches and tables of both houses of Con-
gress were as well saturated with water a
our clothes had been In the morning. Be
ing inviieu oy one oi tue great men ot the
place to enter a booth to take a drink of
grog with him we did so ; but I was rather
surprised that he offered bis name instead
oi the cash to the bar-keeper.
"We first caughtsightof President Hous
ton as he walked from one of the grog-
snops where he had been to prevent tbe
sale of ardent liquors. He was on his way
to his bouse and wore a large coarse gray
hat; and the bulk of bis figure reminded
me of tbe appearance of Gen. Hopkins of
Virginia for like hiiu he is upward of six
feet high and strong in proportion. But I
observed a scowl in the expression of his
eyes that was forbiding and disagieeable.
We reached his abode before him but he
soon came and we were presented to his
excellency. He was dressed in a fancy vel-
vet coat aud trowsers trimmed with broad
gold lace ; around his neck was a tie a cra-
vat somewhat in the style of seventy-six.
He received us kindly was desirous of re-
taining us for awhile and offered us every
facility within his power. He at once re
moved us from the ante-room to his private
chamber which by the way was not much
cleaner than the former. We were severally
introduced by him to the different members
of his cabinent and staff and at once asked
to drink grog with bim which we did
wishing success t:. tha new republic. Our
talk was short; but the impression which
was made on my mind at the time by him-
self his officers tnd his place of abode
can never be iorgotten-
"We returned to our boat through a ma-
lee of Indians and blackguards of all sorts.
Jn giving a last glance back we once more
noticed a Dumber of horses rambling about
tbe grounds or tied beneath tbe few trees
that have been spared by the axe. We also
saw a liberty pole erected oh the anniver-
sary of the battle of Sau Jacinto on the
twenty-first of last April and were informed
that a brave tar who rigged the Texan flag
on that occasion had been personally re-
warded by President Houston with a town
lot a doubloon and the privilege of keep-
ing a ferry across the Buffalo Bayou at the !
town where the bayou' forks diverge in op-
posite directions." " ' . '
' l'aahlonable Churches. .
A correspondent of the Buffalo Commer-
cial Advertiser writes from New York: A
very distinguished JJuropcanAt present visit-
ing ibis city was asked by a friend at the
Traveler's Club on Sunday evening how he
had spent the day. ' He replied that in' the
morning he had attended a bazaar for the
exhibition of fine clothing and the after-
noon in writing home of what he had seen.
Importuned to be more lucid regarding the
morning he named St. Jirocrack's Episco-
pal Church ou Fif :h vena a the bazaar
and said he uover before- had witnessed
worldliness and religion so closely associ-
ated. This satirical rebuke is by no means
underserved and should extend to other
demoninutions besides the one designa ed
by the European. Of late years the worldly
element has oeen asserting itself more and
more at so-called worship ac many of our
"fashionable" churches and not only at di-
vine service but iu thegeuetal management
of church affairs. It is no rash assertion to
say that half of those who attend and why
iu the name of all that is good and holy
should they be called "fashionable?" do
so for the purpose of exhibiting their finery
seeing aud being seen. I doubt not and
this is not au individual opinion that if it
was put to vote upon conscience aud uuder
penalty of instant death ' this confession
would be drawn from half the congrega-
tions assembled on thu LordV dy. Mag-
nificent and brilliant chancel appointmeuts
and fixtures sadly inappropriate secular and
operatic music supeifluoua. processions of
choir-boys sensational sermons' and un-
called for services may be assigned as the
roots of the evil which makes our fashion-
able churches Iwz tars and places of rendez-
vous for the giddy worldly throng. There's
too much ritualism to he spiritually healthy
and too marry' sensational' and emotional
effects id. sitified with the plain simple and
solemn service ordered by the prayer book.
High churchmen are responsible for much
of this and after all who are high
churchmen but mentally deficient servants
of God who' forgetful of heavenly precepts
think to make themselves and tbeir church
more prominent by means of artificial reli-
fion and highly illuminated solemnity
lusic lights processions and other sacri-
ligious claptrap will never make converts
for its mere - repetitions of what we see at
opera or theatre and its only effect in the
sanctuary as . introduced: at fashionable
churches ia to make ua forgetful of where
we are and greater sinners than ever. How
many of us yearn for a return of the days of
primitive service of real true and penitent
The whole family climbed oat of the
wagon and went into the Atlantic book
store. They were father 'mot her and six-
teen year old daughter. " .
. "Mister we want to sorter git sornethin'
good to read on Sundays which is power-
ful lonesome in the country."
"Shall be glad to serve you sir. Wh at
do the ladies like."
"What d'ye want Sofa?"
"I'd chose something about the new fash
4Of koarse I most a know'd that
you fix her out t"
"Oh yea" replied tbe store-keeper;
"we have here Qodey Lealie Harper's Ba-
zar Peterson Dcmorest. and numerous
KJody t You don't tell me ia a livin'
an' fifturiu' out fashions yet do ye T" cried
tbe old man.
"Ob yes" was the reply.
"Wy centennial snakes and crossbarred
breeches! W'y oil woman don't yon
miod ye tbet we had our weddin' close
fixed uparter his plan I Godyl Of koarse
Sofy ye Uke Gody . I'd bet the bob-
tailed mule au' tbe black ibrmt that what
be see on fashion can't be discounted." -
"What will your wife like!" aaked the
merchant as tbe old man paid for tbe mag-
azine. "Shmethin' that's got good church read-
in ia it some religious paper if ye please"
replied the old larty.
Hens is tbe best we have tbe Christian
"Hold np tharl Ia thet got any of the
Beecher aod Tilting bizness in it"
"None of yer bizoeat anyhow 1 1 pose thar
iaf" fired up tbe old lady. :
Taint beyr I
"No taint; to' it's church readiu' it
dou t bother yon. sir; so dry up!"
"Well niehbe that's so; and what I read
don't bother you too. All right mister
jist hand lue out half a dozen lusirated pa
per full of pictures of legs with striped
slot kins and fiity dollar carters au' V
1 ho old lady chucked the Christian at
Work uuder the table grabbed the old mau
by the ear aod if be had worn striped
stock iuga eleven inches of tbetn would have
been seen between the top of his shoes and
the bottom of bis pants' lees as she made
him walk Spanish out to the wagon. Jr-
A n Hl-OnarMeA tiem.
The wife of Capt. Burton the renowned
African traveler has just published a book
in which she lortell n uch pen! to England
especially to Queen Victoria if that sot
ereiga persists ia retaining in her poeai.n
the celebrated Eohinor diamond. That
stone has always had a bad reputation. It
is said though without sufficient reason to
have been discovered in the mines of Go!
conda and that in consequeuce of someter
rible deed of cruelty perpetrated on its
under his dyiug curses still clinir to it.
Mrs. Burton traces the history of the
gem through many possessors all of whom
suffered some terrible disaster or came
to a violent death. The first lost his
kingdom the second died in exile oth
ers were strangled or assassinated in
different ways. The fall of the great em-
pire of Aurunzebe she attributes to the
Mountain of L'ght. When Nadir Shah
captured Delhi be took away with him to
Persia treasures and jewels of incalculable
value among them the Kohinor. From the
moment he reached Penia everything went
wrong." The Emperor was soon after as
sassinated and bis jewels stolen. Its next
possessor was poisoned ; the two next had
tbeir eyes put out; and so on disaster fol-
lowing thu stone till it came into the pos-
session of Runjeet Sing tbe lion of the
Punjaub. He died soon after; then his
son was poisoned and at brief intervals his
grandson and great grandson were also as-
sassinated. Anarchy followed; then came
tbe couquest oi Punjaub and so tbe dia-
mond fell to its present destination. This
is all a matter of history and has been re
counted by previous writers. But Mrs.
Burton does not pretend to go only over
the old ground again. She declares she did
not kntiw tbe history of tbe gem until she
had a dream wherein it was made known
to her. She then looked into the ques
tion though it must be allowed that she
is not quite accurate in her account of the
fortunes of the former proprietors. Many
of them- who she does not mention were
prosperous and powerful rulers; some died
peaceable deaths and one the monarch of
the Sikes so far fromregarding the dia-
mond as ill-omened valued it as a holy
relic and bequeated it to Juggernaut. But
Mrs. Burton is a firm believer in omens and
entreat the queen to discard the stone
wbich she sometimes wears. She notes
that Lord Dalhousie who sent it to the.
queen died soon afterward ; that the Duke
of Wellington who gave the first stroke to
tbe new cutting lived but thee months.
aud that Prince Albert fell a victim to the
ancient curae. Now it is not difficult to
understand bow a belief in the ill-omen of
this diamond should have prevailed ia the
East. Apart from the facts connected with
its history . its extreme value since it is
by far tbe prettiest diamond in existence
would have induced some to malign it in
order to jiossess it. But it is not so easy to
account for. tbe credulity or superstition
call it what we may which we find dis
played in a woman of such high culture
laleutaud practical knowledge of the world
as Mrs. Burton.
Stonewall Jackaou at Weil Point. .
An old friend and comrade of Stoncwal
Jackson writes to the Richmsud Wlug: In
June 1812 A. P. Hill George E. Picktt
B. D. Fry and the writer having passed
our first week at tbe military academy were
standing together on the Bouth side of tbe
south barracks at West Point when a cadets
sergeaut came by us conducting a newly
arrived cadet to bis quarters lie was ap-
parently about twenty years of age etc.l
his figure was angular and clumsy; his gait
was awkward tie was clad in old-fashioned
Virgin iun homespun woolen cloth; he bore
across his shoulders a pair of weather-
stained saddle-bags and bis hat was one of
those beavy low-crowned broad-brimmed
wool hats usually worn ia those days by
overseers county constables wagoners etc.
He tramped alone by the side of the sergeant
with an air af resolution aod bis solid look
added to the inflexible determination of his
whole aspect so that one of us remarked :
"That fellow has coma here to stay." His
name was Thomas J. Jackson.
He had a rough time in tho academy at first
for want of previous training placed bim at a
disadvantage and it was all he could do to
pass his first examination. We were study-
ing algebra and maybe analytical geometry
that winter and. Jackson was very low in
bis class standing. Alt lights were put out
at "taps" but just before the signal he
would pile up bis grate with anthracite coal
and lying proue before it on the floor would
work away at his lessons by tbe glare of tbe
fire which scorched his very brain till a
late hour in the night. This evident deter-
mination to succeed not only aided bis own
efforts directly but impressed his instruc-
tors in bis favor and be rose steadily year
by year till we used to say "If we had to
stay here an other year 'old Jack' would be
at the head of the class."
. By the fourth year he attAine a position
in the firt section but his lower standing
during tbe early years in the course and in
drawing French and some otherstudy of a
lighter and more ornamental character
brought his average below the point to
wbich he had actually attained by tbe- end
of our course.
' In the riding-hall I think hit suffering
must nave oenn great ne nad a very rough
horse nd when the order came to "cross
stirrups" and "trot" "old Jack" swayed
about and struggled hard to keep his horse.
When he had advanced to riding at tbe
beads leaping tbe bars etc bis equestrianism
was truly tearful ;but he persevered through
the most perilous trials and no man in tbe
riding bouse would take more risk than he
and certainly no one bad our wishes for suc-
cess and safety more than he.
I believe be went through tbe very trying
ordeal of the four year at. West Point with-
out ever having a hard word or a bard feel-
ing for or a bard feeling from any cadet or
professor. And while there were many who
seemed to surpass bim in the graces of in-
tellect in geniality aod in good fellowship
there was no one of our class who more ab-
solutely possessed the respect and confidence
of all than be did.
CTIta mm WaeTieae TfciKltlslils B-
iweea Veal a a lataaatlt.
Robert Lawson M. B pathologist to the
West Riding Lunatic Asylum contributes
to the Laocet a paper on brains and intellect
whicb ia addition to tbe many Interesting
facts presented contains an ingenious de-
fense of tbe universal insanity theory. We
condense from the communication as fol-
lows: "As opposed to the popular idea that
the weight of the brain bears a direct rela-
tion to the intellectual capacity of tbe in-
dividual we learn that though Covier
Abercroinbie Simpson and others were
found to have possessed cerebral centres of
considerably mora tbaa the average weight
yet even these did not attain to tbe known
maximum. The aixty-foar-ouoco brain of
Cuvier ia in some mpecia balanced by the
sixty-fire-ounca braia observed by Ticde-
mano an J tbe sixty-one and nxty-two-ounce
brains commented on by Dr. Peacock tbe
living representatives of which did not seem
to posae a corresponding superiority over
their Mailer-brained cotemporaries. It
furthermore appears that if all the elements
of the case were considered the heaviest
brain on record would be found to be tint
of senile dement who died at the West
Riding Asylum at the age of seventy and
which thea weighed sixty-one ounce. Ad
ditional evidence in support of these views
. r- patient
who died at this asylum show that tue aver
age weight of brains iu the iuttaue wa Unit
it any below the commonly-nct-cpied aver-
age of forty-nine ounce iu sane males aud
forty-four tiui.ee iu adult female. There
are numerous instances iu the records of tl.e
West Riding aud other lunatic asylums iu
wbii-h braius are noted as weighing from
fifty-eight to sixty -one ounces aud those of
females from fifry to fifty six ouuees." In
further illustration and entorc ment of bis
claim the writer gives the following table.
in which the brain wcgntsof six nicu who
have earned fame in science philosophy or
politics are directly compared and con-
trasted with those of men whosv live.s have
been mute and inglorious:
Dr. Cnahnrra M oa. l.nnatlc !W om.
Panlel Wrkater. M.&ua. Lunatic M oa.
Sir J. O. bl.ureon M oa. Lunatic &! Sna.
".odatr. ' . Lunatic oM Su.
Ab rrroinbte t oa. Lunai ic 60 ft oa.
Cuvier bi oa. Lunatic kl .
From this table it appears that while tho
brains of Abcrcrombie aud Cuvier t xceed in
weight any other recorded in the second
column yet the average of the six wise men
falls below that of the six fools. Paasinfl
from this the record of facts the writer
conclusions are certainly of ingenious if not
startling character. I hene conclusions are
in brief a defense of the theory that great
wit is nearly allied to madness. "If" says
the writer "the occasional occurranco of
very heavy braius among men of great abil
ity is no proof of the general proitositiou.
mat an men oi great intellectual capacity
have heavy braius neither is the fact that
very heavy brains are found among lunatics
proof that large braina are not. cWvu niri-
bus characteristic of the capability t ex-
:.. . . i .
lsience oi great menial power me occur-
rence among men of grent ability or even
genius of instance in which lunacy may be
regarded as having tinged the products of
their miuds aud iu some iusunces im-
iiivii l a ami LIIU ItltpaSSlOUai
fervor which alone ennobles tlinn. shows
tnat such an assumption would be altogether
gratuitous. Such men for instance a By-
ron Shelley Poe Lsmb Cowper and in
some degree Dean Swift have given evi-
dence in their writings and their liyes of
of such a taint. From the time of St. Paul.
the fervid apostle Lucretius the ohilo-
sophic and Dante the melancholic poet
down to that of Dr. Johnson the apostle of
common-senso the men ure numerous who'
have had ascribed to them tbe combination
of much learning and more or less madness;
and even in more recent t'.mes a veil lies over
the lives of mauy of our great men and great
women which if it were to bo lenioved
would show that some of those who have
chinned us by their power have not leen
exempt from the occasional or constant
woikings of the genius of insanity. Everv
day the observation of the poet tuat 'great
wit ia nearly allied to madness gains a wider
and more practical acceptance.' " That tho
writer does not stand alone in this ainu mo-
tion he proves by quoting from Dr. Wilks
who in a receut number of the Journal of
Mental Science goes so far as to churn that
it is the insane element which Imparts what
we call genius to the human race "the true
celestial fire" and thus it ia that the mad-
man has been called inspired and tho'ight
to have in bim a touch of divinity. Nor'
does the writvr recedo from this proposi-
tion in view of the inevitable conclusion. '
Though deprecating the possible propaga-
tiou of a race tainted with insanity he still
concludes that in certain instances the in-
fusion of insane blood may be desirable be-
evmg that it might eiu-ilv be shown that
such infusious has given genius to a wholo
family leavening the whole mass. Though
as appears in the iustances and the table
above cited. Dr. Lawson places little value
on the brain-weight as direct evidence of
intellectual capacity yet that thero are
cranial characteristics tending to determine -this
he believes aud to the nature of these
he refers in conclusion as follows: "It is
worthy the renewed notice that in the brain .'-
referred to in tbo first case (sixty-ono
ounces) the complexity of the convolutions
is quite as characteristic as the usual weight.
As I have not seen the brains referred to la
the last two instances I am unable to say
what was the extent of the dillcrentation of -their
gy ri ; but the general principle that the
multiplicity of the gyri is more characteris-
tic than large size as a gangs of intellectual
capacity may readily be accepted as safe '
one." . .
Dlt-keua and Leniou.
It is erroneously supposed that the late
Charles Dickens wrote regularly for Puncti.
There is among Mark Lemon's papers an
article signed Charles Dickens on the out-
side of which is written. "My sole ooutri-
bution to Punch." Tbe idea that Charles
Dickens was ou tha st uff of launch originated
no doubt through the intimacy wbich so
long existed between the two men. Scarce-
ly a day paitsod at one period of their lives)
without they met each other at their own
houses. . They frequently spent evenings at
borne together or at some place of public
amusement. They generally devoted one '
or two evenings in tlis week to what Mark
Called a Loudon ramble which was fre
quently an excursion to the East End pick-
ing up "charadei" at miner theatres cir-
cuses aud other places of resort in the wild-
est districts of the wildest parts of the me- '
tropolis. . Charles Dickens Clarkson Stani- -field
the painter and Mnrk Lemon often
made excursions ot this kind in company '
conversing with any person whom they -might
care to know and thus gaining a
fund of information which was afterward
profitably employed. Many passages in
Dickon's works considered far-fetched and
overdrawn may bo traced to scenes in real '
life wittnessed during these London ram-
bles. It was Lemon who planned tbe ex-
cursions as is shown by Dickens's letters.
When Dickens lived at Tavistock House
Lemon lived close by in Gordon square and
notes letters and reminders of appointments
were continually passing between them. . ;
Axamals thatKkow Surdav. A friend
of mine bas dog which alwaya runs with
tbe wagon. On week days the wagon turns .
to the right from the gate and goes down to
tbe factory. On Sunday it tarns to the left
and goes to church. . The dog runs ahead. '
Oa Sunday the dog turua to the left and tu
intimation is given. Six daya the sagacious
animal runs ou in advance toward the fac- '
tory. Even tbe horse understand the day
as well as the way to chnrch.
. No one that ha passed a week day in Ve-
nice will have failed to have aven the pig-
ions feed at the hour of noon. Far more
than one hundred of these little animal '
have come at noon for their food. Tbry
never mistake the ho ir. They never cocae
at ten or elvven. When tbe belt of St. .
Mark'-begins to clng out the hour of noon
not ft bird could be seen; before the bell '
ceases tbe air will be black and doves by
the hundred fly to the windows. On Sun-
day no grain is given. The old bell jars
out 12 o'clock but uo birds appear. 1 uey
can count; they know when Sunday com.
Rcmob says that there ia serious trouble '
ia tbe Land Office and that in consequence
of clerical shortconfitigs several removals
are anticipated. An ? thus it will be so
long as clerks arc allowed to charge fur
work done outside of office hours. This
system leads inevitable to the grossest cor-
ruplioo and should be effectually stopped.
It was this which brought the Land Office
some two or three years since into such
Thk Chicago Timetouli say what other
think of city governmeuU of the North and
East as the are tow created wneo it
speaks of :
"Tbe Corrupt nog ot oiarnegs inicve.
and Ullot-box-etuffcf who govern tbe city."
Bat for ail th) uoree'ricted murage ia
corporation aVIig'-itc KutabigiUu.
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