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Vol. Xin.- No. 28.
THE ARIZONA MINER.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY,
rr. J". BUTLER.
The first number of the WKEKLT MlXKR was issneJon
March 9, 1681. an In this, its thirteenth year, It can,
with truth, claim to be the oldest, and best newipapei
lo the Territory.
ine Copy, One Year $7.00
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" Three Storthi 2.50
One inrhfl- "nes c? 'TP')- In column. 83.00 for lint
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AGENTS FOR THE MINER.
Snn Francisco Chas. W. Crane, 425 Montgomery
yew TcrkyV. 11. Ferris, 301 North 22d street.
Yuma James Abepr.
Fhrenberg A. Fran.
iriclcenburg C. &. A. fitape Co.
jrardyvilUJa. P. Hull.
'Watlapai Mining District Corr & Vultt, Csrhat.
'J'nanix J. T. Aisaji.
Fait rhanixW. It. Helltngs tc Co.
Florence Joi. Collinjwood.
Jucion J.S. Mansfeld.
Address all orders and letters to
"THE MINER." Pretcott, Iriioaa.
J. P. IIAUGR AVE,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office East side of Plaza, Prescott.
II. II. CARTTER,
Probate Judge, Justice of the Peace
And Conveyancer. County Building.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office South Montezuma St, Prescott.
J. GOLDWATER & BRO.,
Forwarding and Commission Merchants.
Ehrenberg, Arizona Territory.
Attends to Calls at all Hours.
JOHN XT. MCONAUIt.
LEONARD & WEBER,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
Mineral Park, Mohave County, A T.
II. N. ALEXANDER,
Yuma, Arizona Territory.
"Wilt practice in all the Courts of the Territory.
J. N. McC AND LESS,
PIWSICrA.TT AND STJJRG-TCON'.
East side of Moutczuma St, bet Gurley &
Willia 3 doors north of Head & Co. s
J. C. OTIS,
Coroner, Public Administrator,
and Justice of the Peace.
One Door North of Kelly & Stephens'.
Office Row. Prescott
WILL D. SOUTIIWORTII,
(tateof W. O. fc M. M. Hrien. jr., Nashville, Tcnu.,)
ATTORNEY -A.T IiA"W3
Prescott Arizona Territory.
jeits a. uusit. r.P. w. tow.
RUSH & WELLS,
Prescott Yavapai County, Arizona,
Will strictly attend to ail ein'I business entrusted to them
Iln the several Courts of Record in the Territory. Abstracts
.of title to Mlainjr Claims and Realty accurately prepareu,
(Prompt attention .Riven to collections.
L. A. BERTELING,
'Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician,
Montezuma St, South of Goodwin.
SAU work warranted.
"Persons who desire the Professional Ser.
DR. WARREN E. DAY,
CAK FIND HIM AT HIS OFFICE OS MONTEZUMA
.'Street, between Frederick & Heeuan'a Tin Shop and
utnjgles & Drew's store.
IV. ELLIS & CO.,
Money Leaned in Sums to suit
OFFICK Muoteaama St, aeacly qpposlte the Arizona
DR. O. LINCOLN.
OSce Ne.&, Office Row, Cortez
"Refer by permission, to Drs. A.J. Spencer. Ben. Co
rey. f. A. XoXabon, ana fc. S. seaae, &an Jose, Cali
fornia, and Dr. Vm Jones, J. E. Bna and Whitney,
GEO. W. SILVER,
(Graduate Michigan University law Department.)
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
O Ace -with. Use Probate Judge, Prescott.
Wilt attend all Courts ia the Territory. All b urines
E. J. BENNITT, C. E.3
Dety U. S. Mineral Surveyor.
Couaty Su-reyer of Yarapxl Ceaaty.
AH kind of drl! rBeerinjj ud Brryinf promptly
attwded to. Oo Collier's Block, crpci Recerdar s
WM. IYI. BUFFUM
Still Occupies the Old Stand, West Side
of the Plaza,
And is in receipt of a Large Invoice of
New and Desirable Goods,
With others Ordered and on the Way.
His enstnmerr and the public ireneralh can there Cnd
as heretofore, anything they may ned in the way of
Staple & Fancy Dry Goods
LADIES' AND GENTLEMENS
MENS AND BOYS HATS
J3oot8 and. Slioes,
PERFUMERY & TOILET ARTICLES,
HARDWARE, TIN & WOODENWARE
CEOOKERY, GLASS AND EAETHENWARE
PAPER HANGINGS, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
Mining: and Fannin? Tools,
Together with many other things, whieh will not be
mentionod OlTK. HIM A CAM-
l'rescott, June 17, 1675.
READY PAY STORE,
v South Montezuma Street,
OPPOSITE DAN HATZ'S HOTEL,
Is Chork Full of
IV E "W O O O D S
of evcrv dencriptlon. and jiint the place for Pioneers and
Pilgrim's to rep entsh their larders, and get eTerything
needed by them
Cheap for Cash or Ready Pay.
New supplies, Jut received, of the following articles,
Canned Fruits, MontH, VoRotJibloH,
Dried Fruits, by the Box, Barrel
PICKS, PANS, SHOVELS, GUM BOOT3,
rtlvwrinc en:il oil. castor oil. quicksilver or "deert
water," by tlm pint, pound, quart or gallon.
Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
MitumviiivV A Xn. 1. and a new scale of prices war-
nniniinich!iTwriiiirtii mi' Pioneer friends, and to all
new comers, that they can do better by purchasing of rac
than from anv other trailer hi rrescon.
Greenbacks, Gold Coin, Bullion, Gold Dust
Farm Produce and County Scrip taken
in exchange for Goods
U. II. WKAVER.
June 1st, 167C.
Ctt 8. T. UAYIIKN. JIKZKKIAH nKOOKS,
ITavden't Ferry. .r"T r
Maricopa County A. T. Tatapai County, A. T.
CHAS. T. HAYDEN &; CO.,
EVERY VARIETY Of MERCHANDISE,
Have constantly on hand that superior brand
From the Haydeu Mills, also
Are row reoeiving a large assortment of
Direct from New York,
3TOK SAX.TC LOW JTOTZ CASH.
CHAS. T. HAYDEN" &. CO.
rreseott, September 10, 1B73.
WM. Jf. KELLY.
V. A. STKrUENB
KELLY & STEPHENS,
IN" E -W S AGENTS
And Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GENTS? UNDER WE A R,
Tobacco, Cigars, Confectionery
Fancy Goods, Yankee Notions,
Guns, Pistols, Cutlery,
Buck Gloves, Figs, Dates,
Nuts, Toys, and Watches.
Grua.TtIBTT SEEDS, ETC.
Cor. Mratemna and Parley Btrwti. PrascBtt, A, T.
First door South of Court House, Prescott
Haviog secured the serries.of an artkt fire Califor
nia, I am now prepared to stake
TXEWS OF ARCHITECT, XA20SCAPE,e.
W. H. WILUBCRATT. ,
PBESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1S76.
Errors. The Centennial Fourth will
have to be our excuse for an unusual num
ber of typographical errors in last week's
iswe of the Mixer. All hands having
taken a holiday, made it necessary to hurry
the paper to press without the proper atten
tion to proof-reatling and correcting.
Women are going into the insurance bu
siness, and when a comely woman enters a
man's ollice, hitches up her chair, places a
fair hand on Ills arm, and begins to talk
about policies, he feels as if his life ought
to be insured prcttv soon. And tins leel-
ing is greatly augmented snould his wife
drop in unexpectedly duiing the interview.
The Rev. Dr. Steven II. Tvng, Jr., cannot
be complained of as a very high churchman.
A few days ago he baptized several persons
by immersion because they preferred dip
ping to sprinkling, and they arc now mem
bers of his own church. Ten years ago an
Episcopal clergyman would have been
stripped of his robes for such an innovation
upon church rules. But the world moves,
and in the right direction.
We have heard and read of many cases of
mental abstraction, commonly called absent
mindcdness, but the one that we arc inform
ed occurred in the vicinity of Prescott is a
little too hcavv. A ladv was cooking break
fast and had prepared her coffee pot which
she placed on an easy chair, and then seated
herself on the hot stove. She was soon re
minded of the sufferings of the early martyrs
but with wonderful fortitude kept her scat
until her husband came in and lifted her
from her perilous position. It cost her hus
band a new dress and things. 1 luma ben
tinel. That story's a little tough and we hope
the Yuma people will not suck it all.
The Tattler. Lookout for the tattler,
he will catch you and buttonhole yon and
talk to you and though he may not convince
you yet he will be sure to influence you with
his cant and hypocrisy. He will tell you
that such a lady is guilty of gross immor
ality and such a gentleman is very bad. You
know he is lying, yet you hate to tell him so
and hate yourself a great deal more for lis
tening to him, like the serpent, whose
track is marked with slime, he leaves you
with an ugly impression your mind as
though everything was not all right and you
begin to doubt humanity and think, is it
possible, can such things be? Bou.
A Great Enterprise. We have receiv
ed from Chase & Boruck, proprietors of the
California Spirit of the Times, a forty-page
edition of that paper, entitled 'Centennial
Spirit of the Times," on tinted paper, and
brim full of Pacific Coast pictures and
choice descriptive reading matter to ex
plain the cuts. There arc innumerable por
traits, including Federal and State Officers
in California, Railroad magnates, Bonanza
Kings, Military Officers, etc., etc. A more
complete pictorial and historical record of
the State of California has never before
been published. The proprietors of the
Spirit deserve the thanks of the people of
their Skito for this excellent and elaborate
One of the most useful of our public in
stitutions is the signal service which is com
posed of onlv 4;50 enlisted men, and if in
creased a couple of hundred would well
repay the additional expense, as at present
when an operator on their telegraph lines
becomes sick or disabled there is no one to
tike his place. There is no branch of the
public service so intimately connected with
or so beneficial to the people as this, and yet
the House committee of the whole has agreed
to a proposition to cut down the number of
of enlisted men to 350 bv an amendment to
Avery's bill. We have observed no more
outrageous proposition eminating from Con
grcss and we believe wc express the almost
universal sentiment of the people, when we
urge that the number be increased rather
than diminished. As the lines are extended
in the interior the necessity for more opera
tors is becoming more urgent and it is not
even a step in the direction of economy to
cut them down. It Congress can find not
ing better to do than to deprive the people
of the few conveniences afforded them by
the government the sooner it adjourns the
Artllleiul Mineral Waters.
Experiments in the manufacture of artifi
cial mineral waters were made as early as
rim sixteenth ccnturv. but thev have been
produced in perfection only within the past
fifty years, since chemical analysis has be
come an operation of minute exactness.
The merit of the discovery of their princi
ples belongs to Berzelius and the German
physician Struve; but the latter, who prov
ed'thc practical value of the invention, and
founded, as Berzelius did in Stockholm, the
first manufactories or spas in Dresden
(lSlS-'SO, Lcipsic, Hamburg, Berlin, St. Pe
tersburg, and Brighton, is deservedly called
the father of artificial mineral waters. The
supply of the latter exported from the
springs of Continental Europe is inadequate
for the demand, and most natural waters
lose materially by bottling. The springs
too are subject to many changes, and fre
quently vary in the quantity or the relative
proportion ofHheir mineral ingredients.
Artificial waters, on the contrary, are pre
pared according to analysis which represent
the natural mineral waters when in their
best condition. They are always the same
in composition, in consequence of the tech
nical perfection of their manufacture, and
they produce the same general effect as the
natural waters. They are more hichly
charged with carbonic acid gas than the
Utter, which insures their keeping in any
climate, and renders them more pleasant to
the taste. Appletons' American Cyclo
ptedia, rensed edition, article "Mineral
LETTER FROM THE MORMON" COLONY.
Sunset Crossing, Little Colorado, )
Yavapai Cocntt, June 24, 187C. J
Editor Miner: In an issue of your
paper of the 9fh inst., I find the following:
"The leading Mormon paper Brigham
Young's own organ, the Descrct News-
is authority for saying that Arizona is
about to be honored by a visit from one of
the Twelve Apostles, "Daniel Wells, Mayor
of Salt Lake, accompanied by Brigham
Young, Jrn son of the Prophet. As they
were to leave St. George about the middle
of May for the Little Colorado, they are
probably even now within .the boundaries
of Yavapai County. Who knows but Pres
cott may be the Uphesus to wlucii
they may be sent. St. John the Evangelist
was ninety years old when he became
Bishop of Ephesus, and the Apostle Wells
cannot be much under seventy."
The gentlemen referred to in the above
did vi.Mt u, as well as the other three
Camps on the Little Colorado, giving us
good and wholesome instructions, viz : To
be thoroughly law-adiding to the full ex
tent and meaning thereof, and do all in our
power, consistently, to promote the general
welfare of the Territory. The gentlemen
comprising the party mentioned above,
were Gen'l D. H. Wells and son, Brigham
Young. Jr., and son," Lorenzo Snow, Lo
renzo D. Young, and others ; and had they
not met with so serious an accident at Lee's
ferry, Colorado ltiver, where one of their
party, (Bishop Roundy), was drowned, and
the personal effects of General Wells and
son, together with one wagon and carriage,
six sets of harness, etc., lost in the river,
no doubt would have visited your city, as
well as other places of interest in the Coun
ty and Territory; but in consequence of
this misfortune, their stay was necessarily
So far as Prescott may have been the
supposed "Ephesus" to which they were
sent, we desire to relieve your minds upon
that point, notwithstanding a live Bishop,
having authority, might do much good in
your vicinity. Who knows?
The "Mene, mcne, tckel, upharsen," which
was written by a shadowy hand upon the
walls where Belshazzar held his impious
Feast, did not furnish a more direct warn
ing and prophecy to the Babylonian King,
than do the teachings of the leaders of the
Mormon Church to the pcojile of this age
'"TU true, 'tis strange, and stranger stilt, 'tis true."
Respectfully, Daniel Davis.
The Confe.Hsloif ofa Convert Under Procure
of ii Revival.
The Chicago Times has a special telegram
from Davenport, Iowa, which tells tins re
markablc story: ''Intense astonishment
was created in the First Methodist Church
last evening, being the last meeting held
by the revivalist, Mrs. Van Cott, when a
young man known here as A. II. Knapp,
rMii-r:il rurinr lor this Sriifo ot .1 siwmr nin.
chine company, stepped up to tnc plattorm
and made the disclosure that his name was
C. F. Buflington; that he had fourteen dif
ferent alliascs; that he had been a gambler,
a drunkard and a debauchee, a villain of
the worst type: that he had stopped at
nothing less than murder and robbery;
that his mother went crazy over Ins mis
deeds, and that he, sis far :is his folks knew,
was dead. He has traveled over the coun
try as a gambler, with gamblers, and had
wrought ruin in many families by his liber
tinism. He publishes a card in the morn
ing papers assuming his right name of Buf
lington. Knapp, or JJulnngton, Ikls during
a year's residence in this city, borne a char
acter ior honesty, probity, sobriety and
morality, that endeared him socially to our
best society and won him the conhdencc, re
spect and esteem of all our business men,
to whom tic is generally Known, lie tout
your correspondent that the disclosures
made last night removed a dead weight
from his heart, and he resolved to live a
dual hie no longer.
Deaths From Sunstroke. A corrcspon
dent of the Marysvillc California Appeal
writing from Butte City, Colusa county,
June loth, iurmslied the lollowmg items:
The heat is intense in this part of the
country. The thermometer has averaged
110 degrees for the lat four days, and 111
degrees yesterday. 1 tie weather is so very
hot that farmers have to frequently rest
their teams, none of them doing a full daj''s
work. Some of them laid up their teams
during the hotter portion ot the day. Chi
namen do not seem to stand the heat near
as well as white men do. I frequently hear
of them giving out. A young man by the
name of Albert Bush, who was employed by
Mr. Blodgctt, living some nine miles below
here, on Butte Creek, died from the effects
of sunstroke lattt Tuesday afternoon, 13th
inst., and was buried yesterday (Wednesday)
He was 19 years of age, and has a mother
living in Vallejo. Also a young man work
ing on George Hoag's ranch, about five miles
from Jacinto, died lrom the same cause on
the same day. I was not able to learn his
name. A chinaman was sunstruck and died,
also, on Tuesday, at Dr. Glenn's ranch. A
white man was also prostrated from the
effects of the heat at Dr. Glenn's, but since
has somewhat recovered. Another man
was prostrated at Luman's, three miles be
low here. Another Chinaman died at Hoag's
place yesterday afternoon.
Boxing the ears is an inexcusable brutal
ity; many a child has been made deaf for
life by itj because the "drum of the car" is
a membrane, as tliin as paper, stretches like
a curtain just inside the external entrance of
the ear. There is nothing but air just be
hind it and any violent concussion is liable
to rend it in two, and the "hearing" is de
stroyed forever, because the sense of hear
ing is caused by the vibration of this drum
or "tympanum." Dr. Hall.
The whirling of fashion may bring round
the most sudden and dazzling changes, and
the duties of the toilet may multiply like
leaves in Valambrosa, but there is nothing
that will tsake a woman stand before her
looking-glass so long as .a sunburnt nose.
LETTER FROM PHOENIX.
FneexLV, July 9, 1S76.
Editor Miner: Once in each week
your paper conies to us, and once in each
week, for a long time, I have anxiously in
spected its columns in search of something
from our Valley. Of course I knew what
and all of what had transpired around me,
but you know wc all haw a kindly feeling
toward our own homes, and we like to
have others think and say good tilings
about us and our community. "Bob" some
times sends you a letter, and sometimes he
don't. I don't know much about writing
for newspapers, and it may be that a school
girl's account of affairs will not be enter
taining to your readers, but if you think to
the contrary, and see fit to publish my let
ters, I will .send you our valley news regu
larly. First ami foremost, I will tell you about
the weather. I have heard that you arc a
bachelor; well, then you know something
about cooking and about how hot an oven
must be to bake bread; and an oven in
good condition for bread-baking illustrates
the weather here now. A few clouds
showed their welcome faces in the sky last
week and a few voices of thunder deceived
us for a while, but now the sky is as clear
as though a cloud had never been about,
and the sun is unmerciful.
Wc did not celebrate the Fourth in the
usual reading of the Declaration of Indc-
nendence and delivery of Orations, shooting
canons, etc., butVe nevertheless celebrated,
and had a glorious Fourth of July. The
desks were cleared out of the school-house,
and word went over the Valley that a
dance was on the tapis, and the young
folks gathered from every quarter, and we
had a splendid time. I think there was as
much glory in that kind of a celebration as
in street parades and noisy demonstrations
that characterized the day in other locali
ties. Our dance was an impromptu affair.
and sufficient time was not given for the
preparation of supper, but those in attend
ance all seemed willing to sacrifice one sup
per in a hundred years, and the supper hour
wns diiiiced-awav union? the rest, and no
Our town has improved greatly during
the summer. The chief improvement is the
new mill of Messrs. Smith, Stearns & Co
It started up last week, and the Hour which
it. nrndtices is the best in the market. The
bread made from it is white, and good
nouh for a Ouecu. Try some of it the
next batch of bread you make, and see.
Nearly all of the farmers arc done liar
vesting. I notice a few stacks of grair
here and there over the Valley, but another
week will finish harvesting for this year,
The crop was generally good, and has com
manded a fair price.
An old Mexican, named lioscllo, was
fined $150, by Justice Griffin, last week, for
selling liquor to Indians. He has been
suspected of the offense for some time, and
a trap was laid for him by Constable Childs,
which resulted as above. There arc others
engaged in the same usincss here, and it is
hoped that they will be apprehended and
severely dealt with, as many drunken In
dians have been seen in the Valley recently,
and they arc much to be feared.
San Diego, July 8. Lieutenants Hodg
son and Mcintosh and Dr. DeWolf, of the
7th Cavalry, were among the killed olliccrs
in Custar s Indian hght.
San Diego, July 1(J. Additional particu
lars of the hirht with the bioux, take noth-
intr from its gloomy character.
Gen. Terry's report of the fight has been
received. Fourteen commissioned officers
and 237 men were killed.
Major-General McDowell assumed com
mand of the Military Division of the Pa
cific and the Department of California on
New York, July 8. Hayes has formally
accepted the nomination.
Monroe. Mich., July 7. Gen. Custar's
parents have resided here for many years
The news of the massacre created intense
feeling, the town is draped in mourning.
Philadelphia, July 7. Reunion of the
Army of the Cumberland occurred yester
day, Sheridan presided.
San Francisco, July 8. There was a rain
fall at Marysvillc, Chico and elsewhere in
the Northern part of the State, on the 6th,
weather quite cold.
Washington, July C. The Senate ap
pointed "a Committee of three to investigate
the character, extent, and effect of the Chi
nese emigration. They arc to visit the
The Senate has resumed consideration of
the articles of impeachment against Belk
nap. The conference committee on legislative
and executive appropriations, held a pro
tracted session, but failed to agree.
San Diego, July 7. Nothing further from
W:tshington, July (J. It seems certain
that the Senate will not try Belknap. Con
gress will probably adjourn on the loth.
Dubuque, July G. A terrible tornado
visited Oakdale, six miles from here, on the
5th. The whole town is washed away.
Thirty-three bodies found, and many per
sons missing. Burlington and Davenport
San Diego, July 8. The Union's special
says, 5,000 Russian troops are marching to
wards the seat of war.
Philadelphia, July 7. In the great shoot
ing tournament, last Saturday, the Califor
nia team won, by 67 points, over the next
Philadelphia, July 7. Gen. Sheridan is
here; the official dispatches from Geacral
Terry do not come down to the date of Gen.
Custar's fight and death.
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any
A CENTKXXIAL address.
To the Roy. Patriot and Sewlss; Macaia
.(tnu 01 AHiericsw
I From the New York Comaaereial Adrrtisr.
Breathes there a Yank so mean, so small,
Who never says, "Waal, neow.by gaul,
I reckon, since ohl Adam's fall,
There's never growed on. this ere ball
A nation so all-iired tall
As wc Centennial Yankees?"
Fellow Citizens: It is with concentrated
feelings of national pride as Americans that
wc stand here to-day, upon our own feet,
watching the car of Amencan progress as it
goes rattling around the three hundrcd-and
sixty-five-mile track for the hundredth tisse.
It is the same old car whose wheels were
lubricated a century ago with the blood of
our patriot primogenitors; but which arc
greased in these latter days with a lubrica
tor made from the odonlerous skunk s oil
furnished us by political polecats. This is
owing to a scarcity oi patriots, primogeni
tors and blood.
It would be well, or at least convalescent.
for each of us to pause hereon the portico of
our Centennial suiwrstructure, wine our
feet on the doormat of time, and ask our
neighbor, or if he is a'way from home, ask
his wife three important questions: From
whence as a nation did wo come ? Whither
as a people have we wandered ? Where in
thunder arc we goin' ?
Get up fellow citizens, and go back to
the dawn of our country's history; back as
early as four o'clock in the morning, and,
while the first auroral glints of the sunhirht
of civilization arc streaking across the hori
zon, behold the intrepid Columbus discov
ering this continent in three vessels; some
historians say in 1492, but gentlemen, Co
lumbus did it in three vessels. And, as
Christopher stands there with his hand
upon the front door of our Western Hemis
phere, take a peep inside at the country,
which for untold ages has been revolving
around on its own axis independent of the
white man. You sec before you a howling
wilderness, howling to shake hands with
civilization. You sec bounding bisons
bounding over the boundless prairies. Yott
sec a race of untutored Los building camp
fires all over Martha's Vineyard. You see
a goodly portion of the earth's surface in
the possession of a people living without
the simplest comforts of civilization. Not
a penitentiary, not a bond and mortgage,
not a barrel of whisky, not an assessor, not
a politician from the suburbs of San Fran
cisco to the hub-burbs of Boston. A sim
ple people worshiping the Great Spirit,
scalping one another and living on game.
By game, I do not mean seven-up or draw
Contrast this picture of Nthcpast with a
photograph of the present. To-day our
country, instead of an unbroken forest, is
made of land, water and taxes. Most of
the land is mortgaged, most of the water is
wet, and most of the taxes are excelsior.
Underneath this heavily mortgaged land
is stored our treasure of gold, silver, calo
mel, cpsom salts and worms for fishing.
The surface is monopolized by the grumb
ling old Grangers who raise grain. The
grain is illicitly distilled into whisky, and
the whisky is mixed with water and used
for camtire and rheumatism. Thus you see
how beautifully the land and water wash
each other's hands. Show me another
country on this green earth where exists a
more perfect system of domestic ecouomy.
Oh, my countrymen ! Oh, my fellow
bisters ! I tell you with candor in iny
words, with sincerity in my head, and with
the scidlcts powders of emotion effervessing
all ovor my homeopathic heart, I tell you
that, as a nation, as a people, as a country,
we arc perfectly overwhelming in our pre
pondernus immensity. And now, despite
our many legislative drawbacks, despite our
political simoons which seem to be sweep
ing every honest man from off the face of
American earth, despite, just now, the
scarcity of presidential aspirants waiting to
quench their thirst with the crooked whisky
which is drank from the golden vessels Bel
shazarred in the temple nt Washington, do
spitc all this, let us American citizens take
the sword of Bunker Hill from the antlers,
and with uplifted hands swear that wc will
henceforth make honest men of our repre
sentatives, or make representatives of our
The Lost Balloon. The Boston boy
shows at a very early date his inherited ten
dencies in the direction of thrift. The Jobt
nal tells of one who bought a toy ballon the
other day with a silver quarter. After bo
had played with it a ltttle, the string broke
and it rose rapidly toward the sky. The lit
I tic fellow was greatly vexed at his loss, and
an emu u iu tin m ma luiuu ltu given over
as futile, when he explained that it was not
the loss of the balloon which vexed him,
but the thought that it had cost him 25 cent
and God was going to get it for nothing.
Colorado, on the 4th day of July, 1876,
will bo declared free from the carpet-bag
officials, that arc the curse of territorial
forms of government, to which every citizen
of Colorado can testify. Some petty friends
or beggars who have been kicked out of
office, in the State.", swarm around the Pres
ident, pressing their claims for presidential
notice, when that official, to get rid of their
wailing, sends them out to Colorado or some
other Territory, to administer to the wants,
of the people, of which they know as much
about as a Texas steer, and from them "God
deliver us!" Colorado Chieftain.
"George," said a maiden as she smiled
archly in her lover's face, "what is therein
a grand achievement that reminds me of
you?" George's eye lit with pleasure, and
there was a loving tenderness in the glance
with which he replied. "Now darling,
please tell me." "Big fest," replied the
maiden. She now flattens her nose against
the window-pane and wonders whether
George has committed suiside or gone to
In a French translation of Shakespeare,
the passage, "Frailty, thy name is woman,"
is translated, "Mile. Frailty is the name of
In 1776 the United States contained 15,
615 square miles. In 1876 it contains
3,608)844 square miles.
The song which ia snug in heaven must b
learned on earth.. A
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