The Beaver radical. (Beaver, Pa.) 1868-1873, May 02, 1873, Image 4

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Frida r Moritlnxj May Sdi 1873.
The murder of General Canby
and Dr. Thomas by the
when under the protection of a flag
of truce, raised at first a universal
cry, not only lor their extermina
tion, but for the destruction of all
the other dangerous tribes of the
West. The peace policy was de
nounced as a crime against civiliza
tion, and tfce pressure upon the Gov
ernment was great to substittfte 'sol
diers forcomrnissignore and bullets
tor supplies, and to wage a war to
e&ectually put an end to the Indian
disturbances,, by exterminating
tbe _ evil doers themselves. But
we hold that the peace policy
is the true policy after all, and that
N it is founded upon correct princi
ples ; that the present difficulty
with the Modocs did not justly
spring from it as-effect follows cause.
This policy has %een from the first
an original and distinguishing fea
ture of the present administration,
and the President, who is tenacious
of purpose, clear of perception and
conscientious as to duty, will not"
readily yield to the inconsiderate,
cry of the multitude and abandon
tjb’at course which, in the main, has,
already* produced substantial re
sults and, if adhered to, will un
doubtedly solve the vexed problem
satisfactorily to the credit of the na
tion. TheModoos have some just
ground for complaint; they have
been ill used; some of their number
have been massacred by the whites
in a treacherous manner; they have
been forced to remove from one res
ervation to another, repeatedly de
nied the privilege of remaining,
amid the awful forms of nature with
which long acquaintance bad made
them familiar, in their native val
leys and rugged strongholds, and
- finally when about to be driven
from their homes on Lost River,
and being absolutely -denied the
by th© peace commission
ers and General .f tiABCftR. I
siog said tract as a reservation,
have tamed ©n their enemies and
made use of what seems to as un
justifiable*, though to them legiti
mate, means to wreak their ven
geance, giving no mercy and evi
dently expecting none in return,
feeling no doubt that they had no
rights that the white men were
bound to respect
The request of the Modocs to
dwell on the reservation of Lost
River was not unreasonable in their
view, and we can not see why, if
they were so tenacious about it, it
was not granted. If, when so plac
ed,they continued to commit depre
dations and murders, they could
have been treated, as amenable to
law and punished for their crimes
justly. The Indian at his best is a
savage, naturally cruel, treacherous,
turbulent and dangerous to the
peace of the community ; but na
ture made him so and placed him
here, and -we do not think these
characteristics afford any reason why
he should be exterminated or shot
down like wild beasts. Undoubted- '
1y the race is passing away; it has j
its mission, a new order of
rimeo is succeeding to their places
t and occupying their homes, all ot
which the Indians seem to realize
and lament. Their fate is a sad one
and were we in their circumstances
we might resist the advance of pro
gress even more savagely than they.
The .white man’s judgment of the
Indian is biased; to him he appears
useless and in the way, and he
thinks.he ought to be content if he
has where to sleep and enough to
eat; that he has no right to his native
soil and the wild hunting grounds,
.over,which,he has been accustomed
roam; tfegt he should yield to
:tikc pioneers, of civilization and give
his broad ; aeres to the axe, plow
and hoe, ,anji,fiqpart into a strange, or, if ,unw ill ing and obsti
nate, to be shqt dqwn in cold blood,
W*.thop.t merqy, aqd jin the name of
liberty. ,This is the /opinion pf tQo
and leads f to ,pnjustice and
.cruelty. The peace pg&cy » B op*
posed to this vieF,audtB based
upon human s«d, Christian jwnqi
pins, consistent wit£ fiS* belted
rights and ip.accord with the
rnaue tendency pf the age.
41 In regard to the treatment of the
Modocs, there is no alternative but
to the bitter end. This savage
tribe must be subdued and made jto
keep the peace, but it may be l a
difficult job and somewhat costly.
It is no time to consider whether it
might hate been avoided and to fix
the blame where it belongs; the pi
oneer settlers of the West must be
protected in their lives and proper
ty, bat the war should be carried
on in a Christian spirit, and not in*
imitation of, the savages. There
should be no cruel,and wholesale
massacres, no murdering of defense
less women and children; no war of
extermination unless absolutely nec
essary to safety and future security.
Whatever is necessary Ought to
done, and no more, and if possible
the general peace policy of the
Government saved in regard to the
other tribes. Let the hand that
govern!, these untutored men of the
mountains and plains be firm and
open, that they may be taught to
obey laws and respect the powers
that make and the authority that ex
ecutes them.
The contest now going on be
tween the Western farmers and the
railroads in regard to cheap trans
portation, has created wide dis
cussion and produced a profound
imnressiou in the minds of think
ing men. The farmers complain
that the profits of their industry’are
consumed by the great railroad cor
porations ; that while com is worth
seventy-four cents in New York,
they realize only fifteen cents, the
railroads fifty-nine. It does not
yet appear that the railroad charges*
are higher than a fair compensation
for the work performed, but- wheth
er the charges be excessive or hot,
the fact still exists that the farmers
cannot realize, by reason of the
high rates of transportation, a Hy
ing price for their products.
Their complaint is earnest and
their movement towards reform is
taking s practical shape that fore
shadows very startling and radical
changes in our Governmental
Genera! Grant, in bis inaugural,
struck the key-note of the present
great demand of the country, when
be recommended the attention of
Congress to the subject of obtain
ing cheaper means pf transportation
between the West and the East.
Under the present system there is a
great army of non-producers, men
engaged in the necessary business
of exchanging products between
different sections of the country,
and this army is -supported’ by a
heavy taxation upon die articles
transported, until the burden upon
both the consumer and producer is
greater than can be patiently borne.
The farmers cannot understand
why the rates of freight should be
so high, and are therefore organizing
a warfare against the great railroad
monopolies, their extortionate prac
tices, their tyranical rule, and seem
determined to wage the war to the
bitter end, if necessary, in order to
obtain a reform. The end which
the farmers have in view, cheap
! er freights, is a sound policy; it is
| identical in spirit with the policy
of protection that now roles the
Whatever cheapens freight tends
to bring together, the producer and
consumer in order that* each may en
joy the full rewards of his own
labor. Protection stimulates in
dustry and causes manufactories to
spring up in every section which
become home markets for - the
farmers’ produce, but cheap trans
portation accomplishes the same end,
and affords the advantages 6f a
more diversified industry. The
farmers’ demand therefore, is patri
otic, and in the interests of the
• • - ‘ - -s',
future welfare of the whole country,
but the means, by which the much
desired result. is to be gained, are
not yet evident. The effort of the
free traders. to capture the ; move
ment in the interests of the Demo
cratic party Is not only foolish in
the extreme, but illogical; 77 The
tendency of free trade is to remove
further and further; the producer
from the consuiner, but this dis
tance ,is the .very .difficulty -that
causes all the * trouble. Eiiher
lessen tbehigbrates of freight or
foster and nourish manufactories,
and so distribute equally the popu
lation * over country as
od the complaints <of the farmers
vanishes. Probably by both means
the result will be reached. Cheap
er freights must and will be obtained
in some way, the welfiire ot the
country clearly demands this reform,
and it will hereafter, in bur opinion,
become a leading political issue.
The railroads have been of immense
use in developing the country; they
are worth more than they have cost
and are destined to work yet
greater benefits, but they should
not be run in the interests of a few,
against the many, or to enrich great
corporations at expense of the
prosperity of the'people.
If the rates of fare and freight are
much higher than is .necessary to
furnish a sufficient inOotae to man'
age, ran and keep np the railroads,
then they should be reduced to the
basis oipayiug a certain percentage
and expenses and no .more. Gen.
Grant has* taken the' lead of the
farmers on this subject, and asked
the aid of the Government' towards
furnishing cheaper - transportation
between the West and the seaboard.
More attention to this important
subject doubtless will be given next
winter in Congress, and we hope to
see some solution of the problem
then begun at least.
Ocean cables have become com
mon*, and the laying of a flew one
across the Atlantic has ceased to at*
tract general attention, bat yet it is
ap event-of great importance. The
Great'Eastern will" arrive in KeSv
York in a few days for the purpose
ol laying another cable, but this
time from New Y&k to England.
If the enterprise is successful the
new cable will probably be in work
ing order some time this summer.
—General Butler is announced to be a
candidate for Governor of Maseacbsetts
and Is said to be confident of election.
—The Wisconsin Legislature has raised
the salary of Supreme Court Judges io
that State to $5,000 per annum.
—J. J. Cromer boa been chosen Repre
sentative delegate to the Republican State
Convention from Fulton county.
—Blanton Duncan, of Louisville, is,ont
witb another card. Like Ah sin, be must
carry a stock in bis sleeves.
—The name of Senator M’Clore is men
tioned in connection witb the Democratic
and Liberal nomintion for Mayor of Phil
—Senator Alcorn, according to sundry
Mississippi papers, has made a public
speech in advocacy of Grant's re-election
in 1676 for a third term.
—William Coates, Esq., of Millvale
borough, Allegheny county, is announced
as a candidate for “nomination, for Assem
bly, on the Republican-ticket.
—Hie Norristown Register runs up the
names of Hendricks sad Hancock at Dem
ocratic candidates for President and Vice
President in 1876-
—Daniel Ramey, of North Mahon iog
township, Indiana county, Pa., is a can
didate for Assembly, subject to the de
cision of the Republican primary election.
—The Republican County Committee,
of Crawford county, will meet in Mead
ville on May the Bth, to attend to bnsi
ness of importance.
—There will be a meeting of the Be.
publican County Committee, of Lawrence
county, at the Cochran House, New Cas
tle, May 10th.
—There are five Republican candidates
in Butler county for nomination for As
sembly, ten for Treasurer, and three for
—Mr. Howard J. Potts will be a candi
date for the Legislature in the seventh
district. Mr. Potts served two years ago
in the lower branch with much credit.
—The Massachusetts Labor Reformers
will hold a mass convention in Boston
May 29th, to decide whether they will
nominate a State ticket for the next elec
—Hod. M. S. Quay, Secretary -of tbe
Commonwealth, has appointed Mrs. Susan
H. Willard, a widow lady of Beaver coun
ty, as temporary clerk to transcribe tbe
laws of 1873, under the provision of the
appropriation act.
—The State > Board fof Canvassers of
Connecticut have retured tile offi
cial vote cast at the recent State election.
The total vote for Governor' was 86,881.
IngereoU, Democrat, received 45,059; Ha
ven, Republican, 39,245; Smith, Temper
ance, 2,641 votes, witbsome scattering.
IngereolTs majority over ail is 8,227, and
his plurality over Haven, 5,8i4. The
Democratic State ticket Is elected. by an
average majority of about 1,900 r
out the Treasurer. Ray,
for Treasurer, has 43,527 yoteAahd.Nich
ols, Republican, for Treasurer, has dO.SS?.
Thy Temjperance candidate and other
s&terisg have 3,528. Wfcich. added to
Nicholtftote, eletlrßaymond by g mar
jorityofl2. * -
—The Republican county convention
jOtphCßter will meet atWest Chester Pa.,
bn Monday, May the Sth; for the purpose
6t elet&Sh^^
State Convention*
—Senator Morrill, of Vermont, has
handed his share of the back pay over, to
the Treasurer of the State of Vermont, to
be applied to the .redaction of the^State
debt. Mr. Roosevelt, of New York, has
given his share to. tbe Commissioners of
-—As the State Senators to be elected in
lowa next October, says the Chicago Tri
bune, will take part in the election of a
United States Senator by the Legislature/
it is given out that General Belknap, now
Secretary of War, aspires io succeed Judge
Wright in the term beginning in 1877.
—lt is reported; in -Fhiladelpha that
Coi. John W. Forney is to for
Sheriff by tbe Reform Association. ..The
Sheriff ilty of that city is one of the mofit
lucrative offices in tbe country,,a term
therein being regarded ad equivalent to a
—Hon. Schuyler Colfax says, he dpes
not wish to go back to Congress, or to ac
cept office of anykind; that for the first
time in twenty years he belongs to his
family and himself, instead of to the pub
lic; and (hat he enjoys tbe rest and quiet
it gives him too well to consent that this
ownership shall be changed.
—The Huntingdon, Pa., Monitor
lions the following candidates for State
Senator in that district: Ex-Senators
Crawford and Petriken, Col. Selbeimer, of
Mifflin, and P. Gray Meek, of Center, on
the Grant Parish ticket, and Cant. B. X.
Blair and Gen. Lane, of Huntingdon, on
the Republican.
—The Bellfonte Republican asks:
"Shall John H. Or vis, Esq . be re elected ?
What has he done for the tax-payers dur
ing bis first term?” And the Altoona
Tribune answers: "John H. Orvis, Esq.V
made not a few speeches during the late
session of the Legislature, and no single
one of them is of record that would not
put to blush an ounce of laudanum as a
sorporific. If the possession of that quali
ty is esteemed a mark of merit in a public
man in Centre county, Mr. Orvis ought
certainly to be re-elected.”
—A Harrisburg special to the Philadel.
phia Bulletin of Monday says: "The
canvas for State Treasurer on the Repub
licau side has been a decidedly short one.
Russell Errett has been disposed of by
continuing him as chairman of the State
Centra] Committee, thus leaving in the
field but two competitors, Robert W
Mackey and Samuel Henry. The latter is
a young and active Republican, who has
Tor the past two session represented, in
the lower branch of the Legislature, Cam
bria county, a Democratic stronghold.
He does not expect to compete successful
ly with Mr. Mackey this time, but simply
desires his name to go before the conven
lion, so that he will have a foothold In
the next heat.”
—The Pittsburgh' Sunday Timet says:
Although we have not seen thetr cards,
we understand that all the members of
the late House of Representatives will be
candidates for With a slim ;
cbance for some of them. We have heard
of no opposition, bo far, to the city repre
sentatives, Messrs.McCormick and Wain
wright, but for the representation from
the county there is destined to be an ani
mated contest. Mr. Ramsey’s aspirations
in Allegheny City will bo Obtested by
Alfred Slack, Esq, an ex-member, and
now President of the Common Council.
In the district north of the rivers, Messrs.
Wm. Coates, of Millvale borough, and
Robt. S. P McCall, of Tareotum, are io
the field agaiostH. K. Sample. South of
the rivers A B. and James W.
Ballantioe will have opposition in Aider
man Martin Shaffer and others. Between
therivers, it is understood, Mr, Newmyer
will have no opposition, but there is no
telling what may happen between now
and the Convention.
—lt is pretty conclusively settled that
the next Legislature will be largely Re
publican. The Scranton Republican says:
“It is not probable that the next State
Senate will differ from the last one in its
political complexion. 01 the eleven Sen
ators whose terms have expired, three
are Republicans and eight Democrats.
The Republicans are W. B. Waddell, of
Chester and Delaware district. George
H. Anderson, of Allegheny, and George
H. Delamater of Crawford; all strong
Republican districts, which are morally
certain to return Republicans. The Dem -
ocrats whose terms have expired are
David A. Nagle, of Philadelphia; Jesse
Knight, of Bucks; J. DePuy Davis,
of Berks; Wm. M. Randall, of Schuylkill;
Edwin Albright, of Lehigh and Carbon ;
A. H. Hill, of Union, Northumberland,
Perry and Snyder; D. M. Crawford and
R. Bruce Petrikin, of Centre, Jan iata,
MHfiu and Huntingdon. Several of the
districts represented by these Democrats
are somewhat .doubtful, and tbechsmcos
are'that in at least two of them Repnbll-.
cans may be elected next fall. Schuylkill
is one of the uncertain counties, politic
ally, and if tbe'RepubUcans nnrn)date the
right man, be will doubtless" be elected.
The last Senate stood eighteen Repobli
cans,fourteen.Democrats, and one Liber
al. Wedottotseehowlt is possible for
theßepubUeansto have leas than high*,
teen members ; in the. next J Senate; etid
under 1 uo circumstances canihey * tow
control of tbat body, even shbuldr Craw
ford coubtycarryout atbreatened revolt
sgs Inst certain politicians who are now
ioharmonions” “-V "" ... ' * V
—Tbe Hon. Jonathan Allison, of
Washington county, present Republican
member of Assembly for this district, we
for-re-nomination; *
—The Berks and Schuylkill Journal
says: We learn that Senator Davis will
be a candidate for re election. His seven
continuous years of destingttisbed service
in that Capacity havh given him a strong
hold upon the good wishes oT his parly,
many of whom,'we understand, have ex
pressed a desire for his re-nomination.
Mr. Davis will sail for Europe to day, and
be absent for eTfew months, when ho will
return to engage actively in the Senator!-
alcanvass. His principal competitor for
the nomination will be Daniel Ermfertrout,
Esq., who, it will be remembered? received
a handsome: vote id a previous contest
with Mr. Davis for the same, place. The
Senatorial fight promises to be vigorously
contested. i :
—The TOR Of Congressmen who decline
to receive tho 4 'back pay” of five thousand
dollars each- is still growing. Already it
numbers between thirty and forty, Sena
tors and Representatives, including Mon
roe, Upson/;Sprague, Shellabarger, and
Van Trump, of Ohio; Willard and Morrill,
of Vernont; Hawley, of Conncticut;
Hoar, Esty, and Wilson, of Massachusetts;
Swann and Merrick, of Maryland ; Bay
ard, of Delaware; Wheeler, Merriam,
Roosevelt, E '<j H. Roberts, W. R. Roberts,
Perry, : Potter, and Fenton, of New York ;
Wilson, ,of I ndiana ; Hawley and Crabs,
pf Illinois;. Wright and Cotton, of Iowa;
Ramsey, of Minnesota; Corbett, of Ore
gon, and Townsehd, of Pennsylvania.
Constitutional Convention—Sea Villa
Stock Company—Disgraceful Treat
ment of Colored Ladles—Centennial
Meeting—The Radical Cln'j-Jlr*. W.
L. Bladen** Resolution*.
Correspondence of the Radical.
I Philadelphia, April 31,1878.
The work of the Constitutional Con
vention is under way again, the : members
being fully determined to hurry things
up as rapid ly as consistent with judi
cious legislation. Two sessions are held
daily—from 10 o’clock a. m. until I p. m.,
and again from 8 p. m. until 5 P. M. There
are some vacancies from death and resig
nation among the members, but *he offi
cers of the Convention remained un
Mr. Meredith is again in bis seat. Hon,
D. L. Imbrie, a very Napoleon of execu
tive ability, has bis corps in active ser
vice, and himself always at hid post. Mr.
Imbrie ig a thoroughly efflcledt'offlcer and
most courteous gentleman.' Mr. A T.
Parker, of Jersey Shore, is another most
efficient officer. During the illness of
Hon. John L. Linton be discharged alone
all the duties of the transcribing room, a
service as creditable to his head as to bis
heart. Mr. Linton is again at work,
more active than ever, though still Buf
fering from the effects of bis accident.
We see by the Sunday papers that be has
recently been elected Secretary of the
Sea Villa Stock Company, a position he is
eminently calculated to adorn (as they
say of the ladies). But seriously this Sea
Villa enterprise promises to be a great
success. It is a new titering place on
the Jersey coast, about twelve miles from
Cape May. A branch railroad is in pro
cess of construction, and hotel buildings
will be completed this summer. Mr. Mil
ler, of the Company, be
longs 1%0 One.of tbe oldest and wealthiest
familds of Cape May county, and is fa
miliarVith all the capitalists of the sur
rounding country. Mr. Linton, who has
for years been intimately connected witb
many of our public enterprises and has a
large and influential acquaintance
throughout the country, is doubtless just
the man to be io charge of such an un
But enough of the Convention. I wrote
you last week that the colored la
dies of Philadelphia had organized them
selves to give aid to the Centennial Com
mission. But alas! and a lack for social
equality, the white feminines declined to
fraternize, And said the blacks must work
by themselves. The colored women re
fused to work out of their own wards,
and their fairer sisters took away their
books, telling them they were only asked
out of compliment at any rate, so bad
better quit. Then the funny part comes
in. Is it a compliment let ask per-
pie to give their money, and to" be per
mitted to gire your own? It is only
right to say here that ever since tbe
emancipation of tbe negro race, their wo
men have shown a determination to
stand np for their rights, that is infinitely
creditable to their sense of individual
dignity. When tbe male Paincipal of
tbe Colored-High School went as Minister
to Hayti no colored man could be found
tbe equal of Miss Jackson in mathemati
cal and classical attainments. The posi
tion was offered tp her at one half, the
salary Mr- Basset received, but she de
clined taking a cent less .than had-been
paid to her predecessor. In. other color
ed schools: the same: thing: has happened
over and over again; but our, female
American citizens .of- African descent
have al ways come up to time, and gener
ally won the.battle. - For mypartl can
not poaajbly see whatharmoneor two
colored-women would have done aUsched
to the: committee of each ward ;but wo
men have wvlUtle to control tfaat tfaey
most be pardoned for as unjuft exercise
of tempoaary authority;.
On Saturday night ? these ladies had a
Centennial? meeting as the Academy of
: '-.i -1 ii-i fcn
Music, upon which occasion Mr. j am
M. Boyde, of Montgomery county,
a speech and subscribed five hundr I
'dollars. is th«
member of tbeConstitotional Conventio*
who made the indecent remarks
women, when their rights to the clecfij *
franchise was discussed. He then stated
that as women of forty lost ail attracts
for men, all spinsters of that age should
be .permitted to vote.
f Some idea of the moral obliquity of ou r
population may be found from the fact
that’two men have recently been arrested
for stealing human hair. What will they
come to next, when they now steal the
hair off your head.
The Radical'Club has been advocating
ttie cause of the Peace Society, and in
some resolutions, offered in full meeting
on Wednesday last by Mrs. W. L. Bladen
petitioned the Executive to delay the
punishment of the helpless women acd
child ren of the Modocs. Some of the dai.
ly and Sunday papers. 'wbo have never
had any of the advertising of the Club or
Citizens’ Suffrage Association, have taken
this opportunity to pitch into both most
severely. But when even so conspicuous
a leader of public sentiment as the “Radj,
cal” is so uncompromising to the red
man, We suppose it is a case of “hit him*
he ha? uo friend# ”
A man named McNamara bag been im.
on the emotional insanity busi
ness. About twelve years ago his wile
got a divorce from him; five years since
she marriad Mr. Fry. On Saturday night
McNamara tried to murder both, succeed
ing in inflicting dangerous wounds. Gen
erally the loving divorce only kills one
party, but this fellow wanted to out-Her
od Herod, so tried both.
Our wea tber is clearing off; spring
goods are in all windows, though not yet
In the streets.
The celebrated Almee Opera B-mfie
Company will appear every evening this
week and on Saturday afternoon at the
Academy of Music-
Some beautiful verses to Mrs Oats, by
Conny O’Bryan, Whose real name is J.
Trainor King, of the Sunday Dawn , have
been attracting a great deal of attention.
Any woman might feel happy to have
such pretty things said of her in such a
charming manner. Eizzil.
Rochßstkb, April 28, 1873.
Editor Braver Radical .*
As a weather prognosticator I am a de
cided failure. A few weeks ago I con
cluded that spring, with her balmy
breezes, had overshadowed us with her
beautiful wings, calling for dormant na
ture to assert her rights and beautify our
earthly heritage. But how sadly I was
mistaken in my predictions, as the weath
er has taught us in the last two weeks
cloudy, chilly, rainy, and disagreed
without intermission. But why sbou\&
we murmur, when our Heavenly Father
does all things for the best. He will
cause spring to come in her loveliest and
grandest attire when He, in His all wise
providence,- sees fit. We, as His children,
should not complain if our grains are not
planted, our gardens not cultivated, or
our flowers not blooming as soon as they
were last year. Remember, his omnipo
tent eye beholds all things.
Interesting local items in this place
on a par with angels* visits, few and far
between. I would like to know how to
get up a first class sensation, without in
juring or offending any one. Gould not
some man fall down stairs, just for my
benefit, and not hurt himself in the least,
but "bust his plug hat a>l to smsb;” any
thing at all, gentlemen, so it is news.
By the way, we attended & wedding one
evening last week, at the office of ’Squire
Marks, and in justice to the ’Squire I most
say that he tied the matrlmoniai.kD ot ' D
a very solemn and impressive manner.
Young folks with intentions to enter this
holy state will do well to call upon him,
as he can officiate in a style satisfactory
to all parties concerned. Mr. Marks is
one of our most respected and esteemed
citizens, having recently commenced the
practice of law in this place. We bespeak
for him the business of our citizens, and
a bright and brilliant future.
Your correspondent had a delightful
t rip to Homewood a few days ago. Ob!
such beautiful roads for a horse and bog
gy. lam not naturally wicked, but be
fore I got to Brighton I was compelled to
utter a few silent ejaculations. But from
Beaver Palls to Homewood was the “soft
est” road I ever traveled. Such pretty
yellow mud, and such great quantities of
it. I was really surprised to see hoff
prodigal the people were in the country,
and especially in Chippewa township, to
have such an immense amoun t of friend
ly mud that “sticketh closer than a broth
er,” lying so invitingly on the road.
When will our township supervisors pay
a proper attenlioh'to the roads under
their care in thefall of the year, when
the ground is dry * Why not make roads
high in the centre, with a gradual slope
on either side, sod proper drains at the
sides of the road to carry off the water:
I am confident that taxpayers in this
couhtyare willing to pay for good roads.
They would rather pay a few cents more
than to have the Very heart airings palled
oat of their horses, and their wagons bro
ken on sUeb-abomlnable-roads as we have
at present.
Some “sap head” has had bis corns
pinched by something* I said through
your paper, at least ’he comes out with a
highly grsmmaticalasd carefully punctu
ataJ article In the Consereatite. Come
again, if yon wish, lam fishing for rocfc
era. Cuootaji-