The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, June 09, 1868, Image 1

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A. S. GERRITSON, Pioprietott
A Fool and His lloney.
John W. Steel, familiarly knoWn' as
"Johnny Steel," and somewhat dis
tinguished sa r an 4 ! oil prince," having fur
a considerable length of time enjoyed the
princely income of $3,000 per day, filedtin
the United States District Court, a volun
tary petition in bankruptcy.
Many of our readers will remember his
romantic exploits in the East, published
sometime ago, dnring which is reported
to have spent several hundred thousand
dollars. After having "sowed his wild
oats," and, losing his oil farm, he found
himself in rather straightened circumstan
ces, and was recently compelled to earn a
living\by driving an oil team. His indebt
edness', as set forth in his petition,amounts
to over 8100,000.
Steel is a Pennsylvanian by birth and is
now in the neighborhood of twenty-three
years of age. Ile has but little education,
has no business qualifications or shrewd
ness, and especially cut out by Dame Na
ture to attest the truth of the proverb,
that "A fool and his money are soon par
ted." Of his early youth we know very
little; manhood and riches sprang upon
him about the same time. His interest in
the famous McClintock farms -and oil
wells, in Venango county, bequeathed
him by his father, for a number of years
yielded him an income of $3,000 per day.
This .iirincely income was the means of
awakening in "Johnny" an ambition to
seek other fields and sources of amuse
ment than those offered in the wilds of
Venango county.. We heard of him first
by his lavish waste of wealth in Philadel
phia. Here he made the acquaintance of
Messrs. Skiff it Gaylord, of minstrel fume,
and one of the first rash purchases was an
entire new outfit fur the minstrels, com
posel of velvet coats and vests, and
plaid trowsers. Many of our readers will
remember the troupe in this uniform. To
those eccentric costumes he added dia
mond breastpins of the first water, and a
new suit of clothes for each member for
the street. Several members of Carncross
Dixey's minstrels, of Philadelphia,were
also favored in the smile manner.
• Another of Johnny's eccentric acts in
Pyiladelshia is related as follows:
Walking down Chestnut street one day
with a friend, ho espied a beautiful span
of horses attached to a splendid carriage,
just turning down from Second. To see,
was to envy ; so, hailing the driver, Sam'
M—, who as it happened was also
owner, Johnny coolly asked him if '
would sell his establishment. Sam looked
credulously at his customer, wondering if
be were drunk or crazy, when Johnny
again put forward the question, " What
will you take for the whole rig ?" Saha,
with a wink, and while knocking . the%ash.
es from his cigar, doubtless thinking to
frighten his unknown customer, replied,
" Well, I guess about $7,000 will take the
lot." Johnny answered by laying down
seven one thousand dollar bills on the seat
of the vehicle, .and taking hold of the
reins, he cooly said, "hop out ;" and "hop
out" Sam did, while Johnny drove off,
leaving Sam standing in amazement on the
The day was spent in riding about the
city, and spending money lavishly. To
ward evening he employed a man to drive,
and finally, while winding up the day, he
reached the Girard House. Alighting on
the pavement, he asked the driver as to
his circumstances, and learning that be
knew the " grip of poverty," Johnny
made him a present of the horses and car
riage, telling him not to offer thanks, but
"drive off quick."
While in Philadelphia, one of the ec
centricities of his morning walks on Mar
ket and Walnut streets, was to watch for
a man with a shabby hat. He would then
follow him until be g ot in front of a bat
Store, and then, with a swoop, he would
land the offending bat in the middle of
the street, at the same .time apologizing
to the wearer, and asking_ him into the
store, where he would buy him the best
to be had.
Johnny never carried any baggage with
bim while traveling-, purchasing every
thing as he required it. Having resolved
one day to stop at the Continental hotel,
instead of his usual retreat—the 'Girard—
he was driven there ip 'company with a
friend, Mr. Wm. B—y, a noted mer
chant of our own city. Sauntering up to
the office, he made known bis desire to,
"stop a while." The clerk asked him , n,s.
to the whereabouts of his baggage. John
ny replied that he - had none. "Thenr.
said the clerk, " ; you must -pay in advance;
that is our rule.
Jobnny cast a glance at bill; and won
dered that he was not knoivn. Sp, kvink
ing at his friend 8., be asked the clerk - if
the propriefor•was:tri.
in the affirmative, - ibe landlord seminar)
bre appearance, wben a conversation of
tho following tenor ensued:
" You are the proprietor, I bebev,e, sir
—the responsible man Y"..
"Yes, sir. " -
" I wanted to make a short stay with
yon, but that gentleman (pointing to the
clerk) says I must pay in advance."
Well, sir." _
"How much do you consider, your
whole house worth for a day ?"
4. About $3,000."
"Ili take it 24 hours, anyhow, and, see,
how it goes." _
Johnny then touted out thi pipitey,
and turning to his friend, said: " Now,
Bill, jump in , and play clerk."
Rumor says this was B's first and only
experience in hotel keeping.
There are many anecdotes related about
him, but th&above will suffice to show
the general Character of the man. When
more recently, the avalanche of money had
exhausted itself, we hear of Johnny act
ing in the capacity of door keeper for the
very same hand of minstrels the members
of which be had given the diamond: pins
and costumes.
Field Battles of the Ancients.
Free from the smoke of a modern en
gagement, a Hellenic battle must have
been a gallant sight. In purple tunic and
burnished armor the men stood ten, fif
teen and twenty deep, beneath a glitter
ing forest of spear heads.
Those who were well to doled no lack
of gold about their grooves and breast
plates, and were dandified in plumes and
sword belts; while even the poorest citi
zen wore a helmet fashioned by the exqui
site taste of a Greet artificer. It must
have been a trial for the nerves of the
bravest to stand biting his moustache;
humming . a bar of the man which he was
to sing within the next quarter of an hour;
wondering whether his widow would
marry again; hoping that the cobbler on
his right might not turn tail, or the teach
er of gymnastics on his left shove him out
of the line • dimly conscious meanwhile
that his co lonel was exhorting him in a
series of well turned periods to beth!nk
himself of the tomb which covered those
who died at Thermopylae, and the trophy
which stood on the beach at Artemistiem.
And then the signal trumpet sounded,
and the music struck up, and the whole
army tbrward, steadily at first, but break
ing into a run when cnly a few hundred
yards separated the approaching lines.—
And, as the distance between grew short
er, and the tramp of the enemy mingled
with their own, the front rank men had
just time to try and imagine that the
countenances of the people opposite look
ed like flinching, and that. the notes of
their war ch nt had begun to falter, and
the next second there would be a crash of
pikes, and a grating of bucklers, and a
clutching of beards; and those who would
fain be home again were pushed on by
the mass behind, excited at hearing oth
ers fighting, qnd with no steel at its own
throat; and, after five minutes of thrust
ing, and shouting, and fierce straining of
foot and knee and shoulder, the less de
termined or worse disciplined of the two
hosts would learn, by one more cruel ex
perience, the olelesson that life as well
as honor is for those who retain their self
respect and their shields.
Remarkable Cave in Penniylvania.
A Niiroy correspondent of the Lewis
town Gazette gives the following partic•
ulars of the discovery of a wonderful cave
in Armagh township, Mifflin county :
"On the 24th of April, while Charles
Nagony, of Milroy, was having a site dog
for a lime kiln, he was surprised by find
ing an opening in the side of a MIL The
moment it came to view, a strong stream
of air began oozing forth, like the press
ing of a pair,of bellows. The work was
continued until the aperture opened in
size large enough to allow the body to
crawl in, and then it, was found to be a
splendid cave, with gorgeous gangways;
during the week the work progressed,and
a formal entrance was made.
After first entering we found ourselves
enclosed in a narrow underground path
for the distance of twelve feet; here the
great cave came to view; the gangway
about fifteen feet wide, with gigantic
walls of rock; was a direct line of about
fifty feet, in the centre of which we be
held the banging or projecting rocks, in
the shape of a mantel, under which were
small crystalized rocks, long and hollow,
appearing like icicles on a house in winter
Here we turned to the right;and had a
fall view of the p'atform rock, a natural
platform about three Ifeet above the level
I of the floor, and running together in the
centre; above it ivas a shelf of canopy,
which indeed- presented a magnificent,
sublime sight. Here, over 1,70 feet under
ground ct aod in natural formed rooms and
gangivays; with a splendid spring of fresh
water beneath your feet, who could not
realize that' he bands of nature bad truly
been at work here.
.4 short distance further on we beheld
the hanging lamb, and then came the sub
teranean Chamber, situated below, where
the - rocks. seemed to be more mar
belized, as they are firmer, whiter, and
more solidly settled.'
After returning, with the assistance of
I ,i ladder ,provided by lir. Nagoney, we
were enabled to, take a look up stairs.—
Hein was anOthet chamber with colossal
wait- of rock, . which-, presented a sight
never to be forgotten • the distance trav
ersed was abOut 60Q ient ' ut) T air within
is very warm, and the 404 ,or ground
seems as if cemented ? and is grid and sol
id. The diagrain is in the shape of an
written; and ; very , neatly laid out. The
base of the springs are:like small pebbles
laid aside astde'of each "other s " with bor.
day compood of &large size. The save is
situated, on . rhe !ingot* tbe end Cen
tre Pond', railroad,' Oiout tl:trav fettriks
of itithi belch? .I)Wrcl.,"
Radical Rasiidities Exposed by a Rad-
. foal.
For some r won the morning Radical
organ of this city is in a bad humor at the
political ontlooktind, judging from one of
its articles, it enattains no hope of success,
in this State at leant, for the Chicago nom
inees. Professing`lple " perfectly satis
fied with the eandidateti of Convention at
Chicago," it yet midi* admits that "we
believe more in measures than in men"—
which means that its perfect satisfaction is
of the "grin and bear it*. kind. The fol
lowing hi the remainder o(the eaitorial :
"The Keystone state watidisgraced and I
hemilated in that Convention y men who,
neither at home or abroak i respect the
wishes and the will of the rattsfies of Abe
Republican party of Pennsylvami. These
men made their money from the advantage
they took of the patronage of oukparty,
and to-day every embarrassment we 44er
in the advocacy of our principles spirgs
from the charges of corruption our op*
nents are able to fling to our teeth, by
reason of the dishonesty of the men who
defied the will and misrepresented the
wishes of the people of Pennsylvania at
Chicago. These demagogues are rich,
and therefore claim they can do as they
please. They are the authors of our po
litical disgrace, and therefore act with
desperate unconcern whenever the reputa
tion of the Republican party is at stake.—
But the old wheel-horse must strnggle.on
in heavy harness, and while demagogues
riot in the wealth they have already 6 ch
ed from our Country's necessities, or plan
new schemes of plunder, the Repubican
masses of the geystone State are expect
ed to be true to principles, are looked to
to win victories out of which these clique
leaders may secure the means to add new
acres to their already gigantic land pos
sessions' and more dollars to their over
swollen bank accounts. The Republicans
of Pennsylvania will not always submit
to such wrongs and dishonor. Our load
of disgrace is more than we can bear, and
and when reaction does come, woe be to
the plunderers who now assume the tyr
annical management of our political or
ganization. In the meantime, go long
wheel-horse, and do your du y!"—State
Guard, May 23d.
After such clear admissions in regard
to the past. rascalities of the Radical lead
ership (if Pennsylvania, can the people be
made to confide in them or their candi
dates or pot faith in the platform of prin
ciples which they have erected ? We
think not. Who so silly as to believe
that persons branded as "plunderers" in
their own party can or will practice hon
esty or economy in future, it brought into
office.—Harrisburg Patriot.
" Undisguised Villainy."
The above appropriate.caption the Car
bondale Advance (Republican) gives an ac•
count of the party influences used to pro
cure a conviction of the President.
Further commenting upon the trial it
" But in the prospects of acquittal, in
judicious and unprincipled partisans strip
it of its respectabitlity, of all pretense of
justice, and demand a verdict of conviction
of these sworn Senators as a partisan
measure, upon partisan grounds, and to
subserve partisan ends. We would not
expect such audacious villainy from any
men not fully ripe fur perdition.
" Impeachment has tailed ! It has
equally tin ed, whether the verdict under
these indecent and abominable manifesta
tions be conviction or acquittal. We be
lieve acquittal would not be for less inju
rious to the party of the two.
" Each day seems to add to the,start
ling shamelessness of the proceeding.—
The world has seldom witnessed such an
exhibition of moral and political proflig
In another article it says :
"From the hour that Robert C.Schenck,
Chairman of the Republican Congression
al Committee, sent ont his manifestoes
for getting up meetings, resolutions and
letters, to influence Senator!, and demand
conviction, from that hour conviction
could not. fail to be a disaster to the Re
publican party."
Their Harry Over.
The majority of the Senate, while the
trial was in progress, were in a very great
hurry to conclude it, and appeared to be
very much afraid lest the President's
counsel should succeed in protracting it.
They refused to allow a reasonable time
to prepare their case, and forced every
stage of the trial through with the utmost
expedition. Their hurry seems now, how
ever, to have left them; when it would
have taken but an hour or two , to fival6y
end the case, they have postponed it, first
for four, and then for ten days—tivo
weeks altogether, The public interests
which they alleged demanded that the
trial should be quickly concluded, seem to
have given way to party interests, which
in their opinion require that the Chicago
Convention shall pass upon the gully or
innocence of the awned, before the High
Court of Impeachment shall be able to'fin
ish the voting _nitoiligently ott the ques
'—Tbeie are twelve Denioeratio and siz
Aidieertietaties.iii adich aro
Who is Responsible for Extravagant
Expenditures ?
In the string of glittering and inconsist
ent generalities, which was adopted by
the Radicals as a platform at Chicago, a
deliberate attempt is made to shoulder up
on Andrew Johnson the extravagance
which has prevailed in the general gov
ernment during the past seven years.—
Does any one suppose people of the Uni
ted States are such fools as to believe an
assertion of that kind. Surely there can
he no man in the couritry who does not
know that ever since Mr. Johnson became
President, Congress has been entirely re
sponsible for every dollar that has been
expended, and that the President and his
Cabinet have been utterly powerless to
restrain the reckless extravagance that
has prevailed.
The tax payers of the nation, the toil
ing masses, from the sweat of' whose hon
est brows the many millions which have
been uselessly squandered were wrung,
are justly indignant at the extravagance
`which has prevailed. The tax gatherer in
Ails country has more hands than the fa
bled-:monster, whom men called Ageon
and the,goas . Briareus. The masses see
what a heavy percentage is added to the
cost of everything which they buy, by
taxation. Asibey Snd themselves cramp
ed in the neoesiartea of life, and see luxu
ries which they once: enjoyed put out of
their reach by . taxatietii they begin to in
quire sharply into the 'Catises which have
produced this result. '
They have looked at the ,reckless and
enormous expenditures of theieneral gov
ernment,and have investigsted\ the mat
ter for themselves until they are siitiefied
that their burthens have been greatly in
creased by Congress, without the nation's
receiving nny compensating 'benefits.
The Radicals who nominated General
Grant at Chicago know how general is
the spirit of inquiry and dissatisfaction,
which exists among the masses. They
have heard the mutterings of the coming
storm of popular indignation against Con
gress, and they attempted to shield them
selves by the passage of a resolution in
which they undertake to throw the re
sponsibility for the prevalent extrava
gance and corruption upon President
The people cannot be 'blinded by any
such transparent veil of falsehood. They
know full well that Mr. Johnson has been
utterly powerless ever since be came into
office as President. They know bow com
pletely supreme has been the rule of Con
gress. They know that not a dollar has
been expended during all that time, ex
cept under the direct appropriation and
approval of the Radical majority in Con
The Bank of England.
The Bank of England possesses singu
lar experiences and traditions. We beard
the other day an anecdote from an au
thentic source although it happened many
years ago, before the lifetime of the pres
ent generation. The directors received an
anonymous letter stating that he had
means of access to their bullion room.—
They treated the matter as a hoax; and
took no notice of the letter. Another
more urgent and specific letter failed to
arouse them. At length the writer offer
ed to meet them in the bullion room at
any hour they pleased to name. They
then communicated with the correspon
dent through the channel he had indica
ted, appointing the hour of midnight for
the rendezvous.
A deputation from the Board,. lantern.
in hand, proceeded to the•bullion' room,
and awaited the arrival °fate mysterious .
correspondent.- • Punctual to the hour a
noise was heard below. Some boards in
the floor were without much trouble dis
placed;and io a few minutes the gay Guy
Fawks of the bank stood in the midst of
the as.onished directors
His story was very simple and straight
forward. An old drain ran under the bul
lion room, the existence of which had be
come known to him, and by means of
which be might have carried away enor
mous amounts. Inquiry was made. Noth
ing had been extricated, and the directors
rewarded the honesty and integrity of
their anonymous correspondent—a work
ingman who bad been employed in repair
ing the sewers—by a presentation of
eight hundred pounds.
The" Dead Duck" places the follow
ing journals on the "black list," because
they did not denounce the Republican
Senators who voted for acquittal : New
York Evening Post, Chicago Tribune,
Cincinnati Commercial, Providence Jour
nal, Springfield Republican, Bridgeport
Standard, Buffalo Advertiser, Buffalo Ex
press and Hartford Courant. This list, it,
will be seen, embraces about all of t he!
ablest and most influential Republican
journals in the country.
—The military tyrants of Arkansas have
arrested and imprisoned Jacob Fralich,
editor of the White County Record, for
strictures upon their conduct. Thislin a
Republic; and in time of profound peace I
—The Cottage Gardener, of London,
says earthing up potatoes tinishes the
produce, and retards the rimming of the
tubers, Long
_experiments In England
basefroved this Wt.pihat, up_thp
potato w W taboo th e dtbp.doo-OMbo
Resignation of Stanton,
The prompt resignation of Stan t on is
the tit and necessary sequel of the ' utter
collapse of impeachment. If the resolu
tion offered in the Republican caucus of
Senators to postpone the vote and keep
impeachment. alive had been carried out
in the Court, Stanton would have held on
in spite of the further injury that would
have been done to the public service. Omar
ohject of the postponement was doubtless
to site the President ~ by his longer re
ten two.
There is no result of the President's
complete acquittal which will give more
sincere joy to honest men that the humili
ation and disgrace of this insolent miscre
ant. He was not only the occasion of im
peachment, but. its chief instigator. As
soon as the President caused the notice of
his removal to be served on ot him, he im
mediately volunteered to send a copy of
it to the House without waiting to have
it called for, as if be had made up his
mind that lmpeachment was the necessa
ry consequ ence , and be bad a right to dic
tate it. His office has been the focus of
all the impeachment intrigues. He has
regarded the whole affair in the light of a
personal Contest between hint and the
President„ and he expected Congress to
decide tha"t.bis title to power was better ,
than that 'of a President elected by the
lie was to disorganize the Gov
ernment, to virtually destroy the War
Department by severing it from all con.;
uecuon with the President, and to keep
the military administration of the country
in a state of confusion, to gratify his igno
ble insolence and his sordid avarice of
power. His humiliation is as signal as his
character is infamous. He will slink away
into obscurity despised by the very Radi
cals who have abetted his insolence to
gratify'a'ipirit of base revenge.
Nor is Stanton the only person who is
humiliated by this extorted resignation.
General Grant, who first secretly conniv
ed at this contumacy, and afterward gave
it his open countenance; General Grant,
who forfeited his word to restore-- Stan,
ton, and who was convicted of duplicity
and misstatements by the written testi
mony of half a dozen gentlemen of the
highest standing ; General Grant, who, to
serve Stanton, caviled at the order of the
President forbidding, him to recognize the
endorsed orders of Stanton and disobeyed
his commander in chief; General Grant,
who permitted it to be given out in the
Republican newspapers that be thought
the conviction of the President to be es
sential to the safety of the country, shares
the disgrace of the man he tried by dis
creditable means to uphold.— World.
The Telescope and Microscope.
While the telescope enables us to see
a system in every star, the microscope
unfolds to us a world in every atom. The
one instructs us that, this mighty globe,
with the whole burden of its people and
its countries, is but a grain of sand in the
vast field of immensity—the other, that
every atom may harbor the tribes and
families of a vast .population. The one
shows us the insignificance of the world
we inhabit—the other redeems it from all
insignificance; for it tells tie that in the
leaves of every forest, in the flowers of
every garden, in the waters of every riv
ulet, there are • worlds teeming with life,
and numberless as the stars of the firma
ment. The one suggests tonathat above
anfl, beyond all that rs yisisble ,to man,
there'may be regions of 'creation which
sweep immeasurably along, arid the lm
preen of the-Almig hty's hand , to the re r
motest scenes of the universe—the other,
that within and. beneath all that mingte
nese which the aided eye of man is able to
explore, there may be a world of invisi
ble beings ; and that, could we draw
aside the mysterious veil which shrouds
it. fromnur senses, we might behold a
theatre of as many wonders as astronomy
can unfold—a universe within the com
pass of a point so small as to elude all the
powers of the microscope, but where the
Almighty Ruler of all things finds room
for exerciae'of attributes where he can
raise another mechanism of worlds, and
and fill and animate them all with eviden
ces of His glory; *
Gmr. Grum Mown nis Posmost.—
Charles E. Mesa, one of the old chums of
Wendell Phillips, an original member, we
believe, of the "Liberty Guard," writes
thus from Washingtnn, under date of
May 12th, 1868, to Rev. A. M. Powell.
He says:
"Gen. Grant is working
. hard with his
friends .to secure conviction. He says
. acquittal result in bloodshed.—
,His opinion. ought to influence Republi
,can Senators to remove the only obstacle
in the way of peace.
"By the way, Gen. Grant the past three
weeks has declared himself is favor of
universal suffrage, and declares that must
be the. ruling idea of the administration
erected in 1868.". .
General Grant has entered upon a ca
reer of defeats and disappointments, that
will lower him as molt as his success in
the war raised him. From the day he an.
perbeded Stanton.and deceived Johnson,
be bat deolineiiiu popularity.. His labors
for din pe=r 3, 4 isgraPeral bii
throw dt trinalubla.;
tvoLumE xxv, NUMBER 24.
The following photograph of a South
ern carpet-bagger we clip ftom an ex-
How well it, suits one of the same species
in the North, and especially those _who
infest our leading hotels, and are bold
enough on every occasion to introduce
their unasked for opinions upon 'still more
unwilling listeners, *alcove our readers
to judge :
'You find them everywhere. • On the
cars, and in the towns, and prpwling
about in country places, and you can't
take up a paper, hardly, or hear a man
speak, but what there is something about •
the carpetbagger. Few know where
they come from ; . nobody knows how
they live—perhaps nothing but an item
ized account of the secret, service money
of the Reconstruction Committee of Qin
gress could tell-;-but here they are .bus ,
' zing about like gad-flies, add seeking the
weak points of the country with the un
erring instinct of carrion crows. Hound
ed out of the North for rascality—for ev
erywhere now and then some ugly put
is brought to light shoat them—they
seek and obtain employment in the cause
of Reconstruction and come South. Some
sworn into the Bureau, others foist them-
selves on the Revenue, others again play
pimp and spy and call-boy for the service s
and outside of these, the great bulk Sus
tain life by taking up subscriptions for
the freedmen, and levying contributions
for the good of the party on enthusiastic
Radicals at the North., Like Jonah's
gourd, they spring up and Sourish and
fade in a day, descending from nowhere
at daybreak and ready ere night to run
for Governor.
"I know one case, where, on the - ap.
proach of election, one of these. gad-flies
name, on the next day announced himself
a candidate, and, on the third 'day, was
'elected,' and now sits in a sovereign con
vention to reconstruct a State. Still an
other case occurred, and it is . 'susceptible
to Verification on oath, where anoher ,of
these creatures, on his way to stake hi*
seat as a 'delegate',: pawned his 'carpet-
WOG pay expenses, and never coming to
redeem it, had said receptacle opened on
ly to find thereia some Radical documents
under Congressional frank and a few lit
tle personal articles, not worth, in all, ov
er two.dollars and a half. Such is car
pet-baggery, and just fancy its beauties to
yourselt.You are a Southern man, let
us say, and sitting at night-fall id some
little country village, and here, at dusk,
there comes striding in a strange man
with a carpet-bag. That night there is a
Union League meeting, and the next day,
before noon, the strange man has poked
his nose into half the houses in town,
knows everybody by name, and has a list
of all the negro 'critters in all the Country
round about in his pocket. Pretty soon
there comes an election, and the strange
man, whom you now begin to recognise
as a carpet-bagger, you seedge at the
polls. As such he counts t he votes, de
clares himself 'duly elected' to a conven
tion somewhere, and as the day of assem•
Wing approaches takes up a. collection
among the negroes and departsz-he and
his carpet bag. For awhile you hear
nothing of him, but pretty soon it appears
that he has framed a State Constitution,
and is coming back to run for Congress.
And here; after a few dar, he is again..
the people's money in his pocket, and_ a
bran new suit of clothes, at their' oast, 'ha
his carpet bag. - ,
A prominent physician iii'Vi'iushingtoo
has written a commutation to the, CAmiele
contradicting the paragraph- now going
the rounds of the press, stating,"among
others things, that "thirteen hundred rich
men's daughters had applied-for admission
to the Inebriate Asylum of New York--
The writer expresses the opinion that it is
time that this absurd slander on our *gun.
try -women should cease to circulate in the
public prints, as it was authoritively ecin
tradicted long since by the officers of the
institution refer to, and express his ear.
prise that a State Temperance Convention
should have published a statementso.dam
aging to our national character without a
more careful examination into its truth.—
He states his conviction, the result of much
attention to the subject, that there is vast
ly less intemperance among American wo
men (natives of the country) than those-of
any other country in Christendom. In an
extensive medical practice of forty years
he has not observed a single case of ntern
perence among young ladies of respectable
families, either rich or -poor, and hardly a
dozen intemperate women is nth faml.
lies, embracing all ages. r
—A toll gate keeper in England was
brought before a magistrate for cruelty to
his daughter. The little difficulty arose
from a discovery made by; the parent, that
the girl who was frequently left in charge
of the gate, used to allow her sweetheart,
a young . butcher, to drive his wagon
throughfree. Eho never tolled her love.
-.The ElOrgant at *Fmk et the Beni t.
eubrmed all the witnemea in the imiielieb,
meat .trial,by telegraph,Limn nkarged
ten cents mile traveling nit:peaces to quirt
#orn, the place* efresidenoi. Eui 'dispatch
to Eifmatortaeati ia.Oiego
, ,Ent, $1 .
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A Carpet Bag.i9i.
The Sex Vindicated.
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