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TIIURSDAY, OCTOBER, 6, 1870.
We publish to-day in another column a
communication, in answer, to the jsrictures
of Sol Miller upon die action of the
recent Workihguicns' Convention held in'
Toiicka. Mr. Sylvia, tlic writer 'represents
tlic sentiments -of tlie working men, of this
city, organized in their party character. We
have well' defined' opinions upon the move
ment ot the working men. t We know there
in a vital and forceful idea lying at the foun
dation of it That, that idem willIontinue
to thrust itclf upon the attention; of the
growing part .of the people, of 'this! nation
might as well be received. as- a fact 'settled.
The next thing for those persons, .wlw are
earnestly and "honestly" engaging themselves
in the work ofJcduealing'tthe people, in all
capacities, is to.stndy this idga and give their
energies to the businfat' of determining the
surest and legitimate method' of 'developing
it, and of making it practical.. The work
ingmen, like all newly., organized parties,
pursue crude methods, and often do' things
that rather object to the progress of their
cau.e than advance it. Then too. it is a
movement now in its infancy, particularly
co 'in this State, and would necessarily be
subject to rcdicuTcliy the unthinking' "repre
sentatives of th'c dominant political party.
The action of the convention,, under re
view, undoubtedly committed some alwurdi
tics, that make a foundation for Mich a criti
cism as turh a critic as Sol. Miller ha? in
dulged himself in. This our correspondent
would readily admit. - ;
And yet tlic same thing can le urged
against, irliaps, any convention repiiefent
ing any tarty in. thin State ,;, This imust be
eonccdedj that in addition tdhaving a sound
liasis far their organization, tlie men who
compose it will rank in the endowment of
good sense and thinking qualities, with the
best of any political organization in the
.State. And yet1 wc object to .the tnanncr in
which Mr. Sylvia has met the occasion. Wc
know there is no weight" in personalities.
Wc know that no advance can be .made out
side the legitimate field of controversy. Sol.
Miller, in assailing the action of the Work
ingnicn's convention in' the terms and with
the spirit he did, did not remove a single
stone from the foundation of this new
movement in the line of human
development. His humor " anil 'ridi
cule were something to be laughed at, even
by the participators in the convention, rather
than something to be taken into serious consideration.
amendment, and that passed by the bolters up
on the same sulyect, in understanding, which
was which, and who was who. They' have
no difficulty, however, in uaderslanding tlie
ment of her mother, the disgust of her artist
cousin, and staved severely awav from the
J Yo' Semite Vailcv. You are an", honorable';
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, unv, piis. j j., oui me m viaKen cniuusiasin
wnicn iea you 10 exaggerate inc goouj anu
substance and tlie high-minded p'urpo'of lessen the ill of this Yo Semite journey (is
such leaders as the.one in the Democrat, and
which we are noticing. jji
The writer seems to be so constituted Utiit
he 'cannot understand, that there are other
considerations that influence the action ,of
this peoplc.who subscribe to tlie Republican
j. faith, but those addressed solely, to their self
ish ambitions and personal' tdefcire. We
certainly put no such estimate upon the char
acter of our political friends, who vote in
Missouri, as would be indicated by this popu
lar definition, were the testimony of the
Democrat to prevail. The germ of the whole
argument, if it may be called such, is, that
if 'the McClurg party win, and the amend
ments are secured, then this Republican J
party, or, what is the' same thing, the
McClurg party because he would be the
chief magistrate of the State, elected "by that
party are, or will be, hopelessly "defeated.
If McClurg succeeds and the amendments
are defeated the Republican Governor and
his party are still defeated. This is a kind of
logic we don't appreciate. Then when wc
come to a close consideration of the writter"s
definition of the motives which influence the
members of the Republican party of Mis
souri, we have a still poorer opinion of his
moral qualifications to adjudge his fellow
men. His estimate of the character of the
Republicans of Missouri would render them
justly amenable to the execration of all the
good, honest truth loving people of the
country. Under ordinary circumstances we
would be heartily for B. Gratze Brown. We
know he has a good record. We know he is
one of the ablest and most accomplished
among our Western statesmen. Wc' have a,
similar respect for Carl Schurz. But we ob
ject to this kind of advocacy.
Till: CEXTRAL COSntlTTCE.
The Hon. Sidney Clarke and, Col. George
II. Hoyt, came in company to this city last
Sabbath morning. We noticed ' their mis
sion as probably religious in character. The
reader of the Commercial of yesterday morn
ing will lie able to determine the actual
meaning of their ndvertisciWuit to Leaven
worth'. ' " '
Sidney has written a letter '.to the Central
(oinniittco. ofleriiii?..in iirofuse ternioflov-
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alty to the party) and tW nominations,' his
services:asoritr in tlic iKi arraign." He has
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Deeu asscst-eu.io ncip.juy me expends oi inc
organization of t he lrty, as .we advised that
it would lie organized under the -auspices of
present Central' Committee management, a
proper sum, cwniucruigriiiij reiaiion tio uie
publicserviec, and hKiuubituu expectations,
to say nothingaliout his admit iii-c of thc,op
tortunitics tliat have' been allbnied b'his lo
sition in Congress to enter Into lucnitive bas
iises enterprises. .He Refuses or neglects to
rtpond. The sincerity of lii profesmous can
IwaroiraVcIy 'determined when wc vonsidcr
the fact (somethuifj 'jSifl.ncv woii't dispute),
that he is now traveling over theState, to fo
' iw.tii inliariiinnv and i a rife ainonirrMiul)li-
cans in those distriets'and coiinties'llcre.thc
democrats and "republicamj are. nearly balan-
aneed. . i ., . . ,
He isai' nilco nrio-'." swrtof dm.-jggi,
and this new bntcrpriVif rlii rficnM Wa-ive
at once its pnjiier advertisement by gikul awl
tnic rcwb"itauK.-n There is not the slightest
doubt that he inspired' the article tint ap?
iicarcd 'ill veUe'rdAy" ViiorniiigV 'QmmcfeiaL
We know of(o puriKisecntemed ,liy.4he
tionol, toierfectly!organlze'lfce"',party, "and
to make the, Stale' Central ,l Commfijl ,what
it shonMJslic.fountnin .hcad of jjaJI iarty
inforaaf ion, As wll as the actml. executive
force of the party. r ' , .
If Sidney believes this practice is promis
ing to.his personarintcres,,wp are ftire that
we have, no- objections ttt his puisuM-? Jt.- Wc
advise liira to; abandon' lils'ln!rne''ilea of
A!VTIIF.K CAWBIMATE FOR SOMI-
natmm er HiircMaiTEaistAT of
The Republicans of Tongonoxic and Stran
ger, have requested Mr. .Newton Mann of
the former place to nin as a candidate for
Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr.
Mann, is a teacher, and without any doubt
qualified for the position. Of course the
question of candidacy will be settled by the
County Convention. There arc others in
the field, whom wc have without iartiality
D9VUL.AH fel'STY POLITICM.
The Republicans of Douglas county have
duplicated their nominations for county offi-
,ccrs in a recent convention held at Libcrty
Hall. We suppose tins special interest of
our folks the anti-Clarke clement is in
defeating the Clarke candidates for the leg
islative offices. Otherwise we would like to
sec our iolitical friends compose themselves
in that "Hub" of the State. It is not well
for a family to dwell together in strife.
the same with you, as with many other icr-
soas'who have gone there and written or
talked 'about the spot. ' '" ' -
I was informed by one of the few ladies
who had been to the Valley, whoiii I met, .in
.San Francisco, that it was nexto t an inipos-
MUIIIIV MJ dl-VVUJJIliail HIV JUUXJHT ItJillOUl
arraVriig myself in a Bloomer, costume.
Pardon me that I recoiled at this. I feel
that my charms arejiot so numerous that J
can afford to lessen them bv tlie adoption of
this most ungraceful and unbecoming of.
dresses; out when she assured me that itwas
almost a necessary precaution against being
thrownjfrom the horse to ride astride, I, saw.
at once that my time had come,' and a
Bloomefcostume I must wear. The drcss
niakerrowhom I applied had made others,
and needed no instructions when I told her.
I was going to the Yo Semite. She carved
me out a costume; but pardon me once more
if I shrink from the task of describing it. It
was simply hideous. "The larger tlie hat,
the better," said my friend; and I remem
bered a "flat"" which' I bought last year for
Xong.Branch, but never used much because
of the high winds getting under it and car
rying it away. I drew it out .of,my trunk,
and she pronounced it just tlie - thing. It
stuck out in front and poked out behind,
and was tied down over the ears with a rib
bon. Cotton gloves, which fitted as cotton
gloves alone can fit, completed the outfit.
Everything is carried into the Valley' on
pack-mules, and travellers are frankly told
by the agent that a small hand-bar is all
that can be taken. "What, no linen no
clean dress ? Nothing in the world for two
weeks in summer, but a comb and a tooth
brush?" Even so. , , i
At my last breakfast at the Grand Hotel
in San Francisco, prior to leaving bv rail lor
Stockton and thence to Yo Semite, there en
tered the dining room and sat down opposite
our larty a very distinguished-looking .Eng
lishman, who, hearing us talking about Yo
Semite, begged our pardons and wanted to
kaow if were going there. Superfluous
question! Doesn't everybody go there?
"A terrible trip," said this English gentle
man, when I answered in the affirmative,
"especially for ladies; and you may takc'my'
word for it, it'n a trip that don't pay."
Now. wasn't it alisurd and offensive in that
"Englishman to talk in this disparaging man-,
ncr about one 01 our country s granucst
sights? Might as well say that Bunker Hill
Monument didn't pay, or that .Niagara was
only, lit to run a saw-mill. Like as not .one
oT those mean Englishmen who go home and
write books about this "blarstea country,"
after Squire Jones has done them the honor
to ask them to dinner with him. , Should
wc allow this prejudiced creature to
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tlic stage; What will it be when k comes to! repromdu I mast wnfess' they1 ard Indlv j there. "Let's say
me "trail" ana the "pacK.anu me horse-, treated. . Jfot the 'slightest . poUteneiw in
back" Tart of it? ' i shown even the Inert aired of tKctt"!
"AtlO o'clock on the night of the first day At first the chMgVfronT the stagd to the
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moxnina)wc tKilled un supperless at Gar-
:pte. . Here, for lharst time in,thejorBey
palaraMe.'''Tfie cook is a Chinaman, the
landlady French, 'and the landlord a Boston
Bias. ''We jnut-;leave at 4 o'clock," the
driver savs, a wc creq, wearily and pain
.fully to bed. '"Oh, very well, just'as you
say; I'll get up at midnight if you desire it;
oiih I thought this was a pleasure trip." '
These satires were uttered by the wag of)
our. pany, wuo jonuiy iiopco us uiu
'we Jail that now we had got f to a"
haven;- we could' at least liave a
full night's sleep there. What an insane
belief this .waswe found out very thor
oughly before the trip was over. Tlie com
fort of passengers is just the last thingiconsid
ered on the 1T0 Semite journey. J never
was a galley slave; and "have no verv clear
idea of what their special grievance is; but
if they'-or any .other, man. are or is treated
worse than stage-drivers,' landlords, horses,
and coaches treat pleasure-seeking i people
en route to Yo Semite, all I can say is, Alas,
te' tout own miseries, aad need
he a Door thine beaten aad baaficd bv
a Bjercuew tage-driver -without rtraorse.
This is you; theory. It is groundless. Fer-.
guson now takes the place .of the stage-driver
ami becomes'the Avenger. The reader will
scarcely ask me who Ferguson the. Jivengcr
k All guides are Fergusons since thp Inno
cents went abroad, and The; Only Twain
returned to chronicle their' Pilgrimage.
Boniface h a landlord, Jehu is a hack-driver,
xcmsou is a guide, ho be . i , -
Ferguson is a Mexican born in California,
and as graceful and as handsome as a nicture.
No mistake about this., 'He'd be , a fortune
for a painter, with his tawny 'smooth skin,
tingling; with red on the cheeks, his'scarlet
lips, his whiteteeth.his profusion 'of black
est hair. His other name is Manuel, jand he
has never been awav from, these mountains.
He has never seen a steamboat, nor a rail
road1, nor a city. He, wants to do $o very
much. So do we all jost it that minute.
Particularly the bride front 'Chicago. She
j moans, she weeps, she'hends ' her ' por bat-
mivu iivwu vwwn uiuu ajvuis lfCVv AUi..
pay," says the
"Yw, let's sit on!
a . a t i i s ri . m ww . ntr .
imi ociock ,we were up ana on. ineireuei. iter waienaii is gone wmtaer we
only, thing that was really and unmistakably know not. On investigation we find Fergu-
aeiicious in aii mis mp was tne morning air. son nas it. it dropped on in the trail, and
J sweet pine breezes, now 1 wish 1 could
have taken some of you home in my pocket,
as school-children do lillipops from a party.
O odorous, atmosphere, how good you did
sriiell! It is'gratirying to me to remember
Utaiii'fmuedupaE much ot you as i poasi
Uly cOMll,.and opened iiny mouth as wide as
ninhiij for the Un'ltcd.S'taty fsdn'Jtc. Jt.'.Is
ly a. jranc ;pt unie.;-nioncynana,iHn?igurri
and ihc navlieha started "obi in the 'earn-
irt5Mi.''l,T-h'eKtrle charactM he';has I "sof'ic
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.Rctamlerinx the saying! of: old, " "th6m
the gods wonW destroy they.fifst niakc jnad,"
wesec clearly .Wnaf'lr, 'airlift's'1 frequent
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visits, to our, city qtiJate means. IVsiful
i and defiant beforo the Convention,' bidding
denance to the intercsfe ofourcky- and the
welfare of our citixens, too tatc, lie loams that
that was not the, course to make friends, and
he was defeated. He now. retains to oar city,
finding no friends' anKmg,'tKe'rRtowiicans,
he asks themSmtibl-nartvlo dfathis
enemies among the, . Republicans, Ne. pity
thb poor jcrcatnre, driven to; such straits.'
We iiry;-hrin','not because it "-is possible he
can accomplkti, anrthing In thaTdrrtcUon,
Iwcause Xcayeu worth is; Republican to the
core, and alive to the interests, of (be party
and to' the interests of oar.' city' ,'and don't
propose to chase a setting , tun. Mr. Clarke's
light has gone out, and no power can rekin
dle ft.''!;i)eaVen'TrfflrB'trsnffered top long
and too nwcH"jfroln tne ajtSeir, h'is pdwer.'t?'
ac,urausjuu mo panoi.aBy. jnny nr
lersonheretperpetiule hk tnisulcJ We
have Mid this' much heeaow'Mri'Clarkwas
herc"6S,Siia,dar lasf.'snd qu'ite'pubBcW made
declaration of. sentiniontstdentical with those
repeated in the leader of i the! Democratic
organ of this city yesterday mornimj and .in
some inSances the language was.' exact' as
used. . ..,.,., i .
One of the jnost vilMnoas and wretchedly
constructed articles' we have read: in a Re-
publican journal, in a long tiiF"e we perused
in the. Daily Dnnocmt of Saturday, under
the above heading. The .main premise itself
is an absurdity; sis'onr readeiw can ne:
Threc'results arc . "-note: ihc election
of Brown -with the r ' ,r -' 6f ; the. amend
ments: the clccioi. '". '. -!"r with ,thc
adoption of the ambj. 5 i -ujivi the defeat !
'of the amcndaqnts"'TtU i clectioii ""Vif
McCInrg. , ,-
We hare no 'interest 4tt."thc .election in'
Missouri, except front the consideration that
.tlie method of its conduct and the fdoccss of
the bail argument Tnajrrecoil upon tlic Re
publican partyin contiguous 'States. The
quotation wc make above only proves how
baseless is the cadre argument of theiartide.
Outside people have encountered' a' ileal of
difficulty, after reading the resolution of the
XagularConvcntionupon. the disfranchisement
Manhalt Cawatjr Xvntlnalioni.
To I). R. Anthony, rfiairmuH Slate On. Com. :
For Representative, Fflccnth District
County Attorney J. W. Love.
District Clerk J. G. Mclntire.
Probate Judge Alonzo Cottrell.
Supt. Pub. Inst. W. P. Mudgett.
The above nominations were made by the
.Republican County Convention,, jicld Oct.
1st, at the Court House in ,Marrvil!') Jiar
shallCountv. ' ' ' "'
A rcjui: Williams, will make the tour
of ihc iiorth-wotcra coimtics in tlfc. Stale,'
and is ready to meet the Democracy 'at any
place they choose to give battle.
I012ilTlAT TO VISIT '0 NEJIITI?
. The following letter, written by Olive
Logan ami published in the 7"jw,':doiit 'a
visit to the Yo Semite, is so very racy and
highly flavored, as well as elegantly coin-
posed, that we cannot resist the temptation;
to,givc miHi of our readers as do not sec the
Galaxy the privilege of silting down to tlic
extremely,, apetizing feast, nolwithstandihc
tlic rather tiresome length of the bill of fare.
, Lunatics hail nut yet reached such lrtb or ini
Iiecllity a-i to ride nfllicir own freo will in Cali-'
lirnila stages. Brrt Iforlcin "The Lack of Roaring
Vamp," etc., p. 121. a - -
'I'can'imagmo with'what a 'shout of deri
sion my-audacious question will be' received
byl'thooe valliant travellerswho have never
been to the' celebrated' Valley; but as I' Hate
just returned from my trip rfe r igtteur to Yb
Semite, and am now,' thank fortune, comfort3
ably quartered in a civilized hotel,' I think it
not unwise to tell a plain, unvarnished talc'
of what awaits the Yo Semite pilgrim; for
of the dozens of persons who have written
about Yo Semite, I have never known one'
who gave anything like an accurate descfip
tion'of the rierils and tortures attendant tin-
on the iournev thither. ' ' ' v.f-'jA
I have Haid the trip was rf' riyuenr. No
sooner do you announce to your1 friends in
New York" that you are going'to 'California,
than they' immediately cry'out,i-'Ahylhen!
yow will sec the Yo Semite!" ' It reminds1
me of the old story of the Irish peasant: "Is
h'ffoiruT to the United States ve arer" (Then
(would ye) mind taking a parcel to'me brother
in Kio Janero?" !-3'" - J
I have known Califomians who' went' lb
New York; and returned home without see
ing the "Adirondacks; but wo betide the
Easterner if he seek the Pacific without
bringiaga trip.to the Yo Semite back with
him! AH'alongthe railroad west ward he is
badgered with inquiries as to the probable'
data of his visit to the Yo Semite; and when,'
after the long ride across the continent, he is
received at last within the hospmblc. wails
of iutnf ifiaN " i lainn malun taI ''110
influence our judgement, upset our well
laid plan, and cast a slur upon the na
tional honor, represented in this instance by
the Yo Semite Valley? No. Patriotism
We arrived at Stockton in the evening and
strolled out for a walk. Stockton, you will
observer's the starting jwint for the Yo Sem
ite. 'If you don't know that before you' get
there, you will soon discover it. ihe lead
ing hotel is the Yo Semite House. Be very
sure I stopped there. I was stricken with
the Yo Semite fever. I was enthusiastic
over the prospect of what was before me. I
wanted to commune with Nature.
A short walk in the town revealed the
fact that there was an Insane Asylum there.
Can. this liave any connection with its being
the returning oint for Yo Semite tourists?
The stages all leaving at 6 o'clock, we
were pounded awake at 4 and summoned to.
breadfast. What the tlies left of the meal
was very dirty and disgusting. Sick at the
very outset, myself and the other idiots went
outside. The air there was sweet and, re;
freshing. While wc waited, the rival stage
drew up it was already full of Chinese, Irish,
Italians and Mexicans, who were goiiu; not'
to Yo Semite (pax ti beta) buUy dluerent
stations in the mountains to mimSu to fruit
.ranches, to vineyards, wineshops, and oilier
fiuecr 'places up m the wonderful Sierras.
They- all seemed jolly; the Chine-e'wilh
their piz tails 'Wrapped -around their heads
and. their queer 'shoes dangling on their feet,
tucked themselves awav in incrcdiblv small
places; the Italians swearilnr iVr JSatto and
and the Mexicans Oirmiiftfi, their driver's
whi-Iash naH like a pistol shot; and so
good-hy to them.
.Our own stage comes rattling up a minute
lafcr.' It is soon full of tourists not a busi
ness' person among its.- Oh, what fun wc arc
'going to have! Here isS a young couple. from
Chicago"; a 'very pretty girl indeed is this
same young wife, with dreamy cyi
ink! raven hair eked out with a monstrous
chignon tliat licgiiw nt her very brow and
ends somewhere lietwecu hershoulder blades
She will have trouble with that before she
gets to Yo 'Semite; 'even the least experi
enced of ns can sec that; but nothing can be
serious with us.- Wc are all youngish per1
sons, gay, lieaithful, and bound for' the Yo
Semite Valley. " ' ,' ,., t
Pretf v soon the scats rays "begin to'fill heav
ily. 'There is rjot'.l'hrc-.ith of air stirringvThe
lUtiU V) IU1 LI U J Li, t'Ub bill; IIIVl J Ull-Hillll.
'I had heard 'of the dust of California roads-,'
Dirt this surpasses ucuci. it would dc an uu-
v for any road in an Eastern State
it would cp. and swallowed you whole.
We left Ga'rrote a mile or so behind, and
uutil wc reached 'ilis Gap the road was en
durable-enough. This was lucky, because
we were so sore aud .suit from the previous
day's ride tnat a repetition so early the next
morning would have probably killed us.
The'ybunS bride's waterfall, too, had acted
yesterday in;a ety undignified manner from
the merciless jolting it received,. It wobbled
and wiggled and shot off hair-pins, and
'.finally settled, a sticky mass, somewhere in
the region of her left car. She giggled as it
wiggled, and clapped her hand to her head
and vowed that itjivas $oo bad! and that she
was going to shave.her Jicad like the Chinese,
you sec if she didn't!' But this .was her
honeymoon, you understand, when it is hard
not to he looking one's prettiest. So out
she capie on the second morning still bearing
the waterfall ttriumphant, though, it flapped
like'a pendant flag through lack of. the need
ful pins. 'Presently the road Itegan to grow
wome, then worse;- then "Oh, driver,
Mop! .let .me get out and walk! Oh, do
uo slowlv!" a chorus from inside.
The brute, unmindful, tears madly on
jolting over rocks, goading his horses down
the hollows oidy to run up the 'oiqiosite side
at an insaue gallop, .sending, the battered in
mates tnthe root, where their heads .arc
hanged arid lieafch; around jutting and dan
gerous precipices,- where one inch too near
the cdgcuwill. pitch the vtage. crashing
through pines, to destruction. One passen
ger an interesting lumberman from Maine,
whose' fifteen" years' exploits in California, as
he related them to its, would make a curious
and fascinating chapter remembers when a
htage did, tip, oyer, from reckless driving.
Not very long, "ago. "Stage broken all to
smash, and a lady killed! This is cheerful.
Will it be'Iikely to do so some more? Not
impossible. Bang! bang! over rocks and
stones. ,Up wc go .to the roof, and then
down' we arc crushed on the hard-as-iron
seats. The bride from Chicago paysno more
attention to her waterfall. Let it flap, let it
fly, .let it tumble off; slie is reckless, poor
soul, with suffering. Even yesterday her
hysterical laughter as she was Hung about tlie
stage broke now and then into a shriek; but
to-day it is the shriek without the laugh.
She is in agony. Great black rings show
thein-elves under, her eyes, drops of cold
sweat'break out on her forehead, her hands
nervously clutch" the window straps; she sup
plicates with tears to be allowed to get out
to be left upon the road.. She is sea-sick as
well as sore, and in truth we arc all in a pit
iablc.plight, and nobody but ourselves, and
other1 travelled monkeys who have endured
this style, ofiitailtcutting, to blaiuo for it.
And only to think' that the worst Is yet to
come. O XIrs.,B., of Cambridge, Mass., no
wonder yoU-' cried bitter tears! O distin
guished Knglishrimi at tlic Grand Hotel, in
sooth" it doc3 not pay !
, B,iit,this.ri jiremature. How do wc
know it does not pav?, Wc have not
seen tlic Valley "'y'et. The Valley will
repay us for all, the rtage-drivcr says, as
holopsito .water hiss horses. This is the
first 8igtt,pf,,huhian feeling. wc have discov
ered iii'th'is .brutal driver who took im from
Chinese7 Camp t'o Hardin's. If this should
meet the'eVc of tlic staw-driver with the
r long .German name who drove us to Hardin's
from Chinese Ca,iiip,he.is requested to accept
niy,ciiiil)lihicritsaiyl those of the rest of the
paftv'in his' coach.'n'hil the 'assurance that
the universallTcrdlct'of all assembled was
that he irt the vilest .brute that, ever drove a
of oneof San Francisco's grand hotels, the J
first thing he receives is the- card of the
acent for Yo Semite, who encloses a (small
man showine the three' different modes of
reachimr the same. The newspapers in
chronicling your arrival, speak of your in-
cenuon oi Tisiung, ana- ine un tuduh
asked by the person'.to whom -yon , have
brought "letters of introduction is-ias- the
reader will naturally suppose ' ''When do
yoa leave for Yo Semiter' - It may ,canse
you some surprise when you discover that
thev who live here have themselves never
been to Yo Sehiite; but you naturally imag
ine that this is because they do not feel that
great love for" the teaatirar which aistin-
gnisbesyournoDW seii; pernsps uwj bmtc
not the time, nor the money; in fact, you
frame a thousand excuses for them, aad it
never onoe enters your head, that it is' be
cause 4hyont care to go. ut tne scores
of people' Itnet in San Francisco, only two
or thiw had been to Yo (Semite. But .there
must have been insuperable obstacles in he
way of their going, or thev certainly' would
have rushed in a body. Thrice- happier II
Thrice luckier II Nothing stood in my
. . . a . '.
wav. Woudabmetnimrnad! . - '
t mast confess k was; rather appalling' to
discover that of the three road leading to
the Taller, even the shortest, required two
days of stacine and one whole dar on hone-
tack before reaching the Earthly Paradiae.
IM Mannosa road m admitted to nave Wty
miles of horseback trail; the' Coulterville,
twenty-five ; that via Hardin's and Chinese
Camp only eighteen. I choe the last
!I chose the last, being the shortest, be
cause at Salt Lake City I had met Mrs. R,
of Cambridge, Massachusetts. O. Mrs. R.
of Cambridge, Massachusetts! having told
me so mucli, why did you not tell me more?
"I cried bitter tears," said she with a shad
der; but then I'm not at all used to horse-
b-ick'exercwo; arc vou ! " "I ride as well as
dic generality of American women," replied
1, wit.. r.nair. Xnen perhaps you II not
su: 'Iras l did. To me it was
dro- .' I 'But docs it -pay you for the
tnutbh! tin; Vo Semite?" aYcs," said she
falteringly,:'! I riat-it dees!"
Now, Mrs. B.. of Cambridce. Massachu-
Betts, if you had frankly told me what I am
now. sure vou felt and that is that vou
thought" it "didn't" you would have
sincerely obliged the writer of this article,
who, if the whole truth or even part of it
had been told her, would have vigorously
fti-iA(! rtnfilif nnininn lliA nvmt.l vmnYd tnM
tumely, the finger of scorn, the astonish.
tri'hc so' dusty; try as it might, for its soil is
nowhere parched with' a, six'months' drought.
California ladies have told me that they have
VAn 'llirt linelmnrta 'nvst lifting, nfl'tlm ct.M
rides so begrimed with diistr'that neither the
wives bf their Ikisoius nor' the. mothers who
bore them could recocnize the' wondertrt'
I tried'to talk to mv companions in tliestagc;
i was cnoKco ny inc oust. conversation
was'iinpossiblc." A fence six feet from the
siage winnow was visiojc oeninu me unst.
cloud, .-ipntmv head'nasping out ofthe win
dow- to si the driver. . He was cone r so were.
the h6rscs. The crack of the whip,waB sti,I;
iiiiiu, tiiiu cuiuu iinAiiuiniti: iMiitci .- jui-
ucllinc lis forward: but throuch the dust who
should say what if was? The features of
my companions grew indistinguubable.
throuch' the layers uiiori ' layers1 which.
gathered upon their once ruddy' faces;'
the ict-black waterfall of the "Chicairo
bride miraculously turned white' after
the fashion ofthe prisoner of Chillon: and
more tharf'that it began' to wobble; But. if
the wobbling, had been confined to waterfalls
ajone, never,' oh' never, should this plaint
have been penned. The' Wobbling very soon
i ) ii )i' , i' i . .
.! Durinit.thcrcsiilc, afforded by.the watcr-
Jiig of the horses some good souls, wIhi still
entertain the fallacious idea, that wc shall lie
repaid for all when we get into the Valley,
nj4uSttfnc,tKc'nSrt h"-, relating threadbare
swrics , similar, o.! hi.um:. in nopuc ul mr.i in
likcdistmsmgrircumfctartcev- - Thcstaiulanl
jokcjit sea is. hc.saiJpr'Sjiniickxcmeilyfor
f CH TKnW UIU Hpi,ui hm. uui.'iu a atiiu.
TlKvstandani iioke ill tlie stacc-coach is the
f jtnledofe .inoui" Mri'.GrecJey and Hank Monk
:iuq jonvurfi.i3Vi7giieu,y irew 3iiii iij no
YiianVr, 'every liody mitst hear it again,
l'roliablyyoiij' rea'der, have read it; be as
sured .that, trilling circumstances shall not
deter inc from relating it to you here.
..To," brief, ,I,wjll say, .that once upon a
time "Ur..ureeler sot out for a .trip over the
mountains, hayimr. for i driver a celebrated
i v i ...' . -- ., .. .. ..
f character, by name iiaiiK, jionK. renccuy
AH4ICUI tfiu U1UIUIUI luimiiiuu vrs t assv nm
over which they-wercrtravellihg, his driver,
with alconsidentiom which his conrare
wquldji'owell toj.emrjloy, drove ,aIong for
some 'miles at'a slow and .deliberate luce.
'Knowing that nc'TiStTa'Tccttitc engagement
to mcetj MrV'Ureelcy called" out to tne
driver, that -lie should btr glad to get on
a little fastcrva$..licj had to be at a certain
town i 'nnrtiin litii fill rnr
became general, universal, annoying, rum
fal, .intolerable, maddening! We -had "eft
the few miles of level road which beguile the
traveller on leaving Stockton, and wcre'rioa"
ascending the foot-hills. And our troubles
were but begun. At Chinese, Camp some of
our passengers got out to go by another
route. We alio got out for here we changed
stage?. Wc left the decent coach which took
us up at Stockton and . were now ensconced
'iu'ahard, lumbering, springiest, unpaintcd
fiend1 (I am satisfied this wagon was a thing
of feeling, and chuckled in every one1 of its'
rusty boots and creaked in all its ugly joints
at the pain it caused us), and were thumped
along at the pace of lunatics and ruined
huts'; past Chinese and Chinese,' and yet
again Chinese, andafier that Chinese out of
all whooping, Chinese gambling) and Chi
nese mining and irrigating and planting,
and finallv h, would it be believed in (hue
Celestial fuhgdom? past Chinese on horse
back. t j .
' And .we'nicked up a jollv little Italian
with' his wife and babies. He was chattv.
and merry; and smelt of onions; and wore
gold rings in his ears. He had been in Cali
fornia ten years, he told us, and had been
back to Italy twice. We' dropped hinj-at
his ranch,, a dirty place, but running wild
with luscious grapes. His babies were lined
down by an Italian youth of oGve &kin and
midnight eyes, who' was clad in picturesque
tatters, and greeted the new-comers with a
music?! holla! A neighbor of the
nationality devotes his time and acrcaitoi
raising onions and such onions! As large
as a mnskmeiou, and with an odor propor
tionate to their size. May they never make
the trip eastward, by sea or overland.
We try our best to enjoy life. Tlie
scenery is wild and grand; the air is pure
and sweet; the trait wc buy is so ripe and
bethought her head was coin intot, but pick
ing it up found that'she was- only paiplesslv
scalped. Without joking, this Poor Creatures
condition is very alarming. We are 'afraid
she will have to be left behind. 'Her hus
band is sick. Everybody'itf sick1 and sore.
Poor idiots, wandering' on' horseback' Over
these mountain fastnesses, we all get What we
deserve for coming! ' '
Ferguson does not want to alarm is,; hut
says if we don't liurrv up: we' wont Jgct to
Hamilton's (another III) at Tamarack Flat
to-night. That will be bad, as there lis not
a single habitation between us and thai place.
To increase our discomforts; night falls and
a mountain rain sets in. ' We are drenched
and weary oh, so weary! We let the. reins'
fall over the horse's neck. 'ire follows the
trail of his own free will, aWd Iras such an aP-I
fectionate regard for tho blazes, that lid scrubs
up against the trees to our infinitcdiscoiufort.!
Another pleasingdivcrsion takes placeJ Fer
guson is driving a pack-mule-heavily laden;!
and with the obstinacy of its 'race,! cverj- ten
minutes or so it runs offand has' ly bo . fol
lowed on the keen gidlopiiby' Ferguson, hal
looing and shouting, and using the roj about,
his horse's neck. for a whip, driving k back
into the Kith. All our horses being accus
tomed to drive mule, they nil turn out and
gallop after the offender,' causing their; weary,
riders to perform, involuntary circus feats
which brine tears to their eves.
At Tamarack Flat experienced Hamilton
is ready he in ready every time every saddle-train
arrives, for he knows the state the
arrivers will be in and he lifts the poor
tourist-women off their hterses. Our, limbs
are iwralvzed. Some of us are- barely
alive; the bride from Chicago 'has'
swooned. The good wife Ham
ikon docs all she can for tt' She offers'
wine she rubs us with whiskey; and at last
all of us men, women, and children, mar
ried and unmarried, friends and total stran
gerslie down in the one only room which
composes their cabin, and pass the nisrht in
blissful disregard ot cmluation and modesty
at once. .1. propoe lest the reader jiught
forget it, I wish to ;agam remind him here
that this is a pleasure trip. !
We are up betimes in- the "morning, and
quaffagain the delicious inowitain air. Time
to be off! Ihc rumor tsihat we shall 'get to
Hutchings's (in the Valley) at noon. Another
episode. A rival Ferguson, runner for the
other route and the other Valley hotel, makes
us .more unhappy, than, we have hitherto
been by aspersions on the fair fame of Hutch
ings, the host ofthe hotel .of the to which' we
arc bound. Hutchings, according to Fergu
son No. 2, is a villain .who starves his guests,
andpiiU theni; in beds, already habjted 'by
anoiner genus, ine roan oveX.wnJcn wc
are to pass is more dangerous, rockier,! more
mountainous, more unendurable .than '-wc
have seen. These are reassuring tidings to
people in our demoralized, condition, rcr
guson No. 1 denies tlic aspenuons.ofr No. 2,
and together they have it hot and heavy.
Meantime, to horse! There-are only ten
miles more of this torture left. At least so
wc arc told bv one party; another says! there
arc htteen. in oan Jrrancisco wc i were told
that the whole distance on. horseback fdf
which we have come already considerably
niorc than tci miles) was hut ".eighteen.
Doctors and luountaiiiecrs disagrees At
length an astute x.tmii settle it. ".It may
be eighteen miles mcasuring.as (he.ljinl flies,
but ( yon ditn'jtj go jhl jeny, -OH'.ij find it's
about double." No; not ..beingnbinls, wc
don't gp.Uiat way tliat is,,wc. are;not birds
unlcs.1 geese arc. brd. , . , ,. -v.il
And now liegius the weary, trudge againi
Ah, positively we shall never live throigliitw
Wc arc obliged to.be. lifted from our horses
every two 'or three miles, and placed under
.III r . . s . m,' -
me oiiiioc oi irees 10 rest. xuc. sn creejis
higher and higher. It Kurs,its burning
rays upon our aching heads',' for 'we are,
again mounted. The pack-mule- runs away;
we-all run with ,iinplcas.-uitt,iregularity after
it. our horses (rutting likcltrip-haninMr,. and
beating the. very" breaili oiitof.oiif" Iipdiw.
Ami soon and on ami onweco! i At lencth
we reach 'the precipice which ij.lo'.eVaiduct
ns into the, Valley., ,.,, ;UI ',, , '.V ' . ,n j.j
nuij urcu AA-iilik
III. UILU AA-llll .HVN-, . VM
the 'iistol feli'ot'in'liis whip-cord: "just keep
your- scat.! Mrv-!bneeley.-and I'll cet you
therein time.! -,,03" they flew, at a thunder
ihg'gait,, iattlirigovcr ,tne' stones, bumping
into nits', while rriri" unhanriv Mr. Groelpv
was shaken about in the coach' like an undig
nified inanimate object; his venerable spec
tacles broken, his revered hat thrown oft his
bead,' .his white" locks waving in the duty
'wind.''" In rain hecried for mercy; tlie die
was east;! 'Hank'' Monk "Was inexorable.
"jKeep your seat,' Mr. Greeley;" was his de
risive aijout; "I'll get .you there in time."
Whether alive or, dead he said not ; and near
er dead than alive he got him there in
time. "' " i '
This -is the story in its simple form. It
has, variations, like a fantasia for pianoforte!
One of. the most incredible is .that Mr. Gree
ley afterwards presented Hank Monk with a
watch',' with the'famous but futile injunction
inscribed upon it. Another and the most
amusing is the recital of the change in defer
ential address which took place between the
driver and pasrenger by reason of this inci-
riiint fXt wnon frrtk nictinmiisrKwi nAtr k
feWdtne 8eKe"w"Mf. Greeley," with
aii tne nonor irom inc unver, ana tne driver
was plain "Hithk"; 'but'when.hegot out the
editor waS nlain' '' Horace "ma nalmnirW
tone; and the driver was ' Mr. Monk! "
. BUt oar horses nave been watered long be
fore this, and our tortures have again begun.
Bang! bang! '"Keep' your scat, Mr. Gree
ley?" shout-. the facetious-minded. -And
that of all things is just now the mo-t imios.-
rlHail! IcgcaWn! Belief has come at last.
Here is where we leave, the stage, and take
the horses. .Wehavt dinner here. This
Hodgden'.s. The three prindjial stations on
this mute form an unpleasant alliterative trio
; Ifurdin's, .Hodgden's, .nnd Hutchings's.
T" iiicV n Briton, tackling .all tliese at once.
Perhaps, .that wa the reason "die dUtinyue
x.ngusliman but no7 he went the other wav
' "The dinner is execrable alllodgdcn's. It
is composed of. salt beef, cold beans, watery
potatoes; snd boiling tea, as weak as hot.
We pay the same price for it, however, as
we1 do for tlur'delicio'us .dinner at" the Grand
HoteL in "Frisco' and' indeed log-cabin ac
comodations in the mountains arc more ex
pensive to' tourist) than the finest quarters
in -yon city shut in behind its Golden Gate.
And how we all wish' wc were there! "Vot's
the liodds,?'" Questions oar wag. "But we
are not 'appy'is'the doleful reply.
Dinner over, we mount our steeds sorry
brutes, who look at us with eyes of sullen
juicy tliat it fairly melts in the mouth. Isn't
this a delightful picture? This is what" all with " Mariposa," its " Hcmitas,"
tourists write about. Now the truth is, that j cr liquid Spanbli'stalibhs. JWwi,
inc ptp3?ion oi mesa mings even no
further than this on oar journey is scarcely
noticed. After this Yo Semite trip is all
rrer, and you try to tnd some excuse for
yourself for having been such a ninny as to
run s!ieep-like where the other sheep bells
tinkled, then von remember that those
ranches where the fruit was sold were luxu
riant, the fruit was delicious, the view of the
mountains srand. At present you are coated
with dust; your eyes are smarting, your
tongue ii clogged, your hair is caked, your
limns arc sore, your flesh is inflamed, you
want to go home. And this is onlv the first
day, over the best part of the toad, and in
,Ti!r ' "I
..-- '.'.. -. !
ii nave rtiiiKt-n.il ine primer to leave a
blank space here; I think it willhe more
eloquent thari-Words.-) - " " . .
( ' .-i -i "
' i - Ml -.. I
o' 11 J Jl
.'I.'. ." .! , .
Also hero to rpprpKfcldrfacVpcriiid
of suffering wlucheUfxied after wbeg4n tlie
steep, decent of. the,.jrecipico, aad. 'Until we
reached the goal of our' hopes--Hutc1ings's
Hotel. - ; i-jl j;'.
We do get. there at but-'-ail things Hatrc an.
end. But the night has .fallen i again; we:
shouki hay reached Hutchingss-at noon,
but wcrenot able. At any rateAtre'we are:
Our sufferings are at an'end now. A ad to
morrow shall hurst.uiion our enchanted eyes
me Kiunuun aigni wnuee ueawy is to aione
e. ii w .? .' - .-'
luraii. iiieanume we are too paralyzed to
stir; Hutchings Tufts moff our htirmstinert
maasesof what were once tolerably strong
minded women. " Hutchings .pours jwine.
down our throat: , Hci ' tens'.us w are
doing well, ,as Jmost 'ladies'1'' aunt;
Mrs. Hutchings rubs tu with' WhiskeyJ this
feels good except in places, where the skin is
gone; men u maxesus moan. e have not
strength enough left, to,
ii'thir tnornihg' of tlie
next dar .aAil,'sli;hing-.1rctl as fire through
the pmeknWof the'log-'cabfy where Hutc'
mes uwciis,.sinKes'onrreaden .eyaiids and
Mils ire flriw-. " Rilnrf'nti?!-' '? L. tT,W
is' the end of ' 'out SrtndeKhgs;'' Here is the
irreai itixv lu.onun a view oi wnicn.wc nave
come so many weary nidesr,.;'Xow:we'are'ta
to be repaid, for all." We make a. hurried
iuiici, sou as tjuiwKiy na oiir .luencu umos
will permit, we drag out 'to see'th Tiew
which shall awe ins, shall 'make'; 04 lose our
identity, shall cause ns to' 'feel as though we
were in the spirit land"t;.mr ' j' ":;r'
And what do wesee? Tall rocks,' a few
tall trees; a higfi' and'' narrow' water-fall, a
pretty little river!'.'-fto more'. ,. A lovely
natural scene, I gram you; but'oh! wherein
this broad and beautiful land of ours art hot
lovely natural scenes the rule? Words, can;
not tell the feeling of cold despair which
came over me and all our party as we looked
about us. Was it for this We had so suf
fered! O Englishman, Englishman, how
painfully correct was your report ! In truth
and very truth, it does not pay.
We never rallied from that first
"But thit stone wall
It may be so, but it does not look it; and
it it did, the stars are higher, mli, thank
God, the stars shine at-home!. icj t-. t .
"That waterfall is devest time higher
than Niagara." ". '". ,r
Indeed! it looks like a''firflnan's liosc
playing over tlie top of Stewart's Wore.
And then we learn to our dismay, that
to tez anything more than this hi. the
Valley, we have got to mount! those un
happy brutes again, and, with' Ferguson
tagging at our heels at an exorbitant price
daily, make trip aadaagt reus, and af .peril
ous, as rocky and .aa,,iBieaant in .every
way as that with whlcnwHlh. so much diffi
culty we have just now accomplished!' In
the house there h, neither,, amusement nor
comfort. Wc are 'dirty, sick. erne, and
miserable, and at night, as we creep heart-
tktr seek stav-at-home friends, say inc.
hav been awed thou aawnot been awed ; 1
have lost my identity yon have not lost your
UmIi'I " if rMlnrti il I 1 1 Ir. tVim Vllfio"
of such experience were to be put into' circu
lation in this ruthless anumer?
ts nearly a mile
rit.1 U UCUj MS HCIII Ullll UI KUWUHK uui--
tlieYo Semite. Fall, the Bridal Veil, El
Capitan. the Cathedral llocks? Ao Ofthe
weary distance which lies between us and
But we try to make tlic best of it, once
jolly lapieyel our partr. "iea,
the banks of this -lovely river." Wc do, so..
A companionable but not welcome water
snake noes so . also, and we leave, lust in
possession. Try again. There isah Indian
camp besides Hutchings's. - It looks ronuw
tic from thin point. Let us go nearer. A vile,
ftanch' areets us. TheM nhby wretches
found a dead hone yesterday a&d are 'noyir.
eating some of its carcass. There is one' of
the poor brute's legs with niud-bcgrimmed
hoof still hanging to it. Its entrails and
other parts arc strung oat in the sun to dry
for future eating; the black blood drips, to
the around as ados imaws them CTecdibv3
until driven off by an Indian woman who is
unwilling to share such a luxury. It will not
do to approach these people too closely; they
are covered with'vermin. Their copper skin's
are buck as soot in spots; this is caked dirt,'
pure and simple. They are- clad in the dis
carded tatters of civilization; and how, tat
tered, the discarded nrment of the Sierra
Nevada mountaineer is. no one can know
who has not seen. The consequence is that
"the sight of these people so near pleasure
resort is an offence to decency. Indian men
loll under the trees playing cards for silver
coin. . xney glare at us as we approacn. it
is easy to, see that these people (although
Ferguson assured us they were "tame")
would have no humanitarian scruples about
waging a war of extermination against the
whites if they had but the power. " '
While the men play cards and loaf under
the shade trees, the. women sit in the broiling
sun and grind acorns, beating them between
heavy stones, into the finest powder. These
acorns ground to meal furnish the only .food,
these poor creatures can rely on during the
winter and to gather them and dispute their
Iiosscsfiion wiui ine nogs is ine wora 01 me.
ndian women. That is, it is one part of
their work, for that all work is done by Indi
an women is an old stcrv. Manhood obliae.
1By another day some of us ' are well
enougn to. mount again ami uegin our searcu
after Beauty. . We find an occasional rattle
snake, unlimited fatigue, 'and the tombstone
of a man who was kicked to death by his
horse. The trips arc very wearying", the
scenery very grand, very beautiful, but wc
arc in no condition to enjoy it. We never
get .in such condition, and the universal ver
dict with us is that if every one of the water
falls in Yo Semite were magnified, 'everr "one
of its granite domes were Olympus, if its-nv
ers were the Khine, and its valley the fairy
gardens of Versailles, the sight of it would
not repay one for tlie suffering involved in!
getting to it. And the plain truth is that.
nine out of every ten who visit Yo
Semite think this, but they will not fcay
what they think. Some, .iieople,
it is true, never have .an .opinion of their
own, but parrot-like repeat the refrain which
has been set them to sine- You remember
in the pages of Most Glorious Twain the
ugly little girl they saw in the Holy Land
and frank .Marks astonishment at every
body s bawling out in chorus, n hat .Madonna-like
beauty!" He knew there was
ah explanation. He afterward found the
kevnote. It was struck in Grimes's (Dead)
!.- .1-- IT I- I U :.! .I.-V'-
ixroK on uie iioiv uuiu. ou wiui uiu in
Semite. "I felt awed! the spirit land
losing your own identity."
O travelled money! Dare to tell kthc
truth, why do you not? Because you are
.afraid some other travelled monkey will sav
'vou "can't appreciate" the scenery which it
makes your head ache to look at, and your
bones ache to cet at. Because' you are a
'coward, or because you know you have made
an idiot or yourself, and flung away your
money by handfuls, and endured the tor
tures of purgatory; and yon are ashamed to
confess yourself so easily taken in and done
far man of the world that' you are. But 1
am only a woman, and I confess all.
At the end of three days, homesick, and
above all physically, we conclude to go home.
Hutchings is deeply chagrined at this. As
he helps us mount he says with an injured
air, " Oh, that's tlic way! people come here
and then they go right away again. They
never stay long enough!" And this truth,"
told br the person whose interest it is td say
the reverse, is the very best testimony .that
people in general who go there are im happy,
and dissatisfied, and disappointed. If' it
wcrenot'fio, they would stay. But nobody
stays longer than he feels he must, in defer
ence to the certain opinions that, have in
fluenced him to come here. Artists stay;
but they 'work .hard to hasten their day of
deliverance. One I met there made one
'complete sketch in colors for every lay!he
stayed. 'I hojic he will get a good price .for.
his work when he gets back to Boston.
I can say that I never in my life saw a
more miserable set of people than ihe pool
caudle-moth tourists who were gathered thiq
summer' in the 10 Semite Valley.' .The,
bride from Chicago was stretclied in her,
rougii u. alarmingly 111, ami no pirvsieian
nearer than civilization, which neeaieu so far
.that wcMirely must all die before wu got brick
to it. Her luvband, whohad gono'to see
Mirror Lake, fell off bis horse, mi a! swoon, I
and, lay there lor six Hours 1111 neip came.
He was gotlj)"ie with diHicuIty., the only
people who seemed to enjov themselves were
the clergymen, who gather there in; force ev
ty uuimer. These blessed men load such,
sedentary lives, such bard treadmill lives for
I the mosA,wrt, lli.it they do retel in' the open
mrv-thccrantl views, the freedom of the 10
Semite trip.-- Then, ; too, ;they lovp riature
mote than we "1 the work-slay world. I think;
and i therefore ail the more eloquent. wasthe
iiiiiit-iuii 01 a uiiiiiMjigfr uhphciitiiv wu-
onetHi .our returning party in the .stagehand
who told me tliat ihc had made the long Uijv
across, tlie. ilesert or bahara, ruling six hun
dred miles on camel-back. He was enthusi
astic about the loveliness of the Valley;'
.".but," said he, as we crawled in to breakfast
at Knight's Ferry, having been thundered
up and started off at two in the morning to
oblige the stage-driver, who wanted to get,
ahead of a rival, " fnraot all tbaut the. Yn
SemHe-vkile J was. t' that ttnut! '" 1 V " "'
He 'Was apparently a noble' and Jovely
man, and he greatly mitigated the sorrows; of
our journey oy nis pieasnnt worus anu.geiiic
' -There was one lady in the returning stage
who scorned the insinuation that the game
at Yo Semite was not worth thecost of the
candle in bruised limbs, abraded skins, and.
perhaps more serious ailments, chc was
from" New York, and was a tall and scrawny
demoiselle of uncertain age, who "varied, tlie
monotony of tlie trip by spouung Bhaks
peare. out of one window and singing " I'm
Bound to.be a Butcher" out of the (other.
She was the travelled monkey of her admir
ing friend in the rjm. bhe was going to
have her photograph taken in her Bloomer
costume and her eye-glasses nd. it
home to be worshipped. She scoffed at
scoffers. Why. such heretic sentiments as
these would detract from tlie value, of her
glowing report! How could she gloat over,
iiprarav'or'tortffksih. 'The prairie dogs, the f
arweiope'iaw umereni inocs 01 inaians wuo
swoop upon every, train, and invariably leg
for ";Wpbits; .neither- more, nor leas); the
first view of Chinese, in' tremendous .number;
tht'"Moron territory, the soldiers camps,
the sage deserts, the iowns buik of canvas ,
allrtbosc are the freshest of novelties. Then
at the endj there is SariFraprisco most curi
ous, and infercsne'of totrns with its" cold
aad to mvi a seal ilriny lar-lmed jacket in
Julyl. Alsothereiw Sacramento, capital of
the State,! and thcj superior of San FranciseoJ
11 iKaiio ui j urituit; rv7ui;iicvTi. xiirn;
arc'nrrmcroiM other towns with names of mcl-
I liflo5Tcm1r::jTaTRj?cT5an Jose, Oakland,
IMlfnrtlM' IMIiVUNiriM- unMill vimrX
av.ra ir,:.. .-'.-i i.-i
money ircery n iainornia? lor they need if,
tinies being hard, and it is better, more fra
ternal, to give yduri maary to California
than to Europe;, go to any. of the, mountain
towns where thc-railrpad stftps (the railroad,
from end toend,' w "ih "splendid condition) ;
but ftftTgo to the Geyser; aWf go' to Lake
Taboe..Wr . to Yo' Semite in short,
never ride of jour own.frce-.will in a Califor
nia stage. , '-' Olive Logan.
c It most not lMit09eil lht ibe wonon alone
I ?ufferrJ. The. turn were almost as bad. Mr.
UncleyTMitdTn Semite fcm;frr ao. when
he wu t the. zenith of bU. jyifil strength ; but
rrsif la what a roiidttton he was, as toM by Hutch
iVi kiaistU in Maawlsserinc -,'aide, ' :
"The mule he rode was cunsidemt the hardest
rrotttnsr'.bnrtc In 'AtoericaiHsnd Mr. CI. loot the
iuuleWAaias-aaaMvha-aawilciit, there was hut
little unabrased cuticle let in him. Arritins at
the hetetafteY nMntgmf'hh teas litr,lfrom his tad.
die., and at bis own, request rfut. uppetlcs. to lied.
A little aner mam the sametar,'hatint; speaking
ni)WimmatoflHhetartrl laca without oicn
srruig;lie laks or- the prt-At sights on the main
I Thctcjihrascs are quoted from divers, authori-
f A.4 Sill- ... Sflpll.K Fi A4il lk.lllt tltf Wdfc k.1 t
II I Oil
irateM, Jlnrfc Ulna.
There is a small sheet tliat would lie called
by sonic people, a newspaper;, published in a
'small village somewhere up in Doniphan
County, Kahsa's. ' The'cditor of said'shcet is
one Sol. Miller, who,, in .ieaking of the
Labor Convention recently held at Toieka,
says: " 'Xcvcrweats.' styling themselves a
rnnviiilTi.n nt T--ilinriiiy ATpn of the State f
rr'",,T'r,lc'.,,:'J"f 5iliB, d
itwrat through tlw niotionr of aarainnting a
ticket. There were twtnfy-sev"cn 'delegates
fn' attendants?, all told bihit one delegate
for' every 'two c6imiics''and a half in the
Stan?." He 'flien' pWieeeils'tW abuse ierson
allv'cvcn' noiiimcc of saiTCoiVvcntion, when,
if all the rails were known, there' was not a
'man 'placed on that ticket but what can
prove ' far rmore honorable' cafeer, and
would make far Ktldr :imr more honest
statesmen than ''Solomon," or any of those
that he'w now stiprting'throiigh his sheet.
Some of them are too well known through
out the State to be injured bv his uiisrepre
scntations. In the last part of Jus article;
he sav's (ifow mark it, workinirmen of Kan
sas): "SeriouIv, it is laugliable (if wc may
be allowcd"to turn such a big bull loose on
tliat crowd) to think or a small squad, com
posed mainly -of. loafers -and shvsters, nomi
nating a ticket in.varnestiu&K, in the name (if
i.aior, when the only arty that, has really
ever done anything for the laboring men has
such an'excellent lickot inthc fieM." Now,
I admit that thetCunvailion. was not vcry
large. As regards! tlic, number in
ttnml!ingL lii. y,' f-.Trp-t :mt ;,s fur
us j ;heing7 .horny-honded, I have no
oljccfjonsto 1 hat; "but I' do' say that when he
"chafgVs that "that Convention was conioscd
of lrmfers'rand shysters; he lit." And I
believe wil'mlly. It cannot be otherwise.
If he did, Bot 110 willfully, he did not
.know "the facts and should not have pub
lished the'arttclci- bm I'bctieve, as I said
before: that he knew if was 1 false when he
. Iienned-.it. The delegation that went up
from, tins city, (audi bod tlie honor of
being "one of said delegation, and am proud
'of it, ) I believe withont a single exception,.
work, their ten hours per.dav, six davs of
every wevk, aud bard work at tliat, at the
inrpenter's bench, in .the foundry, iiiachine
shop and at theblacksmith forge, and of my
own certain knowledge" that outside of the
Leavenworth'-'delegation 'there was fifteen
delegates that earn their bread by it lie sweat
of.thcir, brovr. v m ,iin,
Fellow "Warkinsmen.ot Kansas, 1 warn
6il to tiinrl: and irttteh that man "Soloman,"
!o...iinwt m;Ho Mi..:ii 1 .- ,..iu
---f,. --.- .'.. ... Ill 1411 ...,(
ing. io laboring man can nieCike Jus
Ureat Hnemm t tate Fair Kanm
rtewwt! tke Coital CstBvention.
St. Louis, Oct, & -The Ninth Annual
Fair ofthe St. Louts Agricultaral and Me
chanical, Association opened to-day under the
most favorable circumstances. The weather
is delightful. An unusually large number of
persons are present for the first day, ami
everything passed off agreeably. All the
departments arc crowded, and the exhibi
tion. throughout, is finer than any proceeding
one. The display of stock of all kinds is re-
e,Laaxkably good, and the number of arrivals
;" very great, the Association being obliged to
add over iW new stalls for horses and cattle,
and a" largcniaaber of pens for hogs.
a new icaiure 01 uie rair is an exnioiuoii
of several tons of gold and silver, bearing
ores from Colorado and gold and silver
bricks and buttons valued at over $30,000.
A large delegation of prominent citizens of
Colorado is also here.
At S o'clock p. m. Horace Greeley deliv
ered a "very able address before the assoeia- ,
tion, which was listened to by a great cmwd
The exhibitions in the arena were for drift
horses, a large majority of the premiums for
which was awarded to E. Dillon, of Nor
The principal and most pleasing feature of
the attendance was the presence of alxmt
25,000 school, children and teachers who
were invited by President Barrett. The
total attendance is about 50,000.
The city is crowded with strangers, and
large numbers continue to arrive by every
train and boat. As an evidence of the
national character of this Fair, there were
representatives of twenty States and Terri
tories registered at the Mereluints' Exchange
to-day, all of whom were brought here
through interest or a desire to sec the exhi
bition. Gov. McCook, of Colorado, and
Gov. Harvey, of Kansas, are among the
visitors. The lattergentlemanhasappoiutol
s full delegation to the National Capital
Convention, to be held in Cincinnati 011 tlic
oth inst. Among them arc some of the 11:0-4
prominent' men ofthe State.
Tl fair Dtms erillf omliiHlioiii
ii ST..Lui'is.iOct.4 There was a largenuiii-
lcr of "additional entries to the fair to-day.
AH 'departments except for cotton are non
complete. All space in the extensive build
ing is now occupied, and the exhibition ex
cels any ever made. The attendance is very
Exhibitions in the amphitheatre were of
Avon, Ayrshire, Derbyshire, and Short-horn
cattle, milch cows and bulb of blooded stock.
There were large numliers, embracing nearly
all noted animals in the West. Premiums
were about equally divided between Mi-voiirf,
Illinois; and Kentucky. There was al-o a
splendid display of horses of all work, cic
ciallv stallion. Of these, old llashaw, owned
by Mr. Green, of Muscatine, Iowa, t(sk the
The democrats this afternoon, nominated :i
full, County ticket, composed of some of the
strongest men in the party.
Horace Greeley lectured to a large audi
ence at Mercantile Library Hall to-uiglit.
Hegoewhenccto the new town of Greeley in
is.ijjfjic could dysj) he would Iwvo
vou work lor a sixpence tier uav, or 111 other
Vu,o ii.;ci,t.. u.,.. .(- ...--' r.r. .. i.T.J
TIli.-, lllilAL JUII (.VI l t 1III1U all in L;if (IL 1
hidilhipf; but i'nstiftdof doing- the Iil-or lfe
'fiwui piirty harm,-or iaotlier wonls, ia-tcad
of making ucnejnk-s,; he ,will make its'
fricuds, for "'truth ''crushed, to earth will
risc'a'ph,,,''md':i!l the ntis'repreejjtailvnhe,
can makr'us,'iwMi'ulrthc'lynig articles he
can publisii, hchcanhofeiisjarnius.if wc arc
tnie to ounjjuJvc 'He says ,Uie- ouly rty
that lys ww ili !' "any I'liinw-" f..r the Libor
ing man has such an excellent ticket in the
fiefd.',,rd,not'kiiow'wliht hfc- means, hut
anlhe a-'JqiiUiciin himself, 1 Riip)K-e Jic
tutoiw M1tlto i .UepublicaiL
the Jicpumicahs, but I ;
1 say .againrt
must sav that.
. - .. .. ,. -. ... . '
their cantidafe-foT 'GiiVcrnor' is an' "cxcel-
ieat'i itmrir'esntnalirii: friend to the work -
:Wg.'1i, (vtet. the M-) .for he .wants to drlv
them Iroiu their li(jiiscs.aul,.hii'U7t at Uie
iioint 01 inc icivouct. itorkingmcn wc iiavu
at least two oritf hoTse'sllects lrithis State that
wemustwatch, the rtric refered to in this ar
ticle, ille.l tho 'Wliite. Cloml Chitf pult-
lislinl p f sniajl tiwn calleil White
noun. . 111 iouiiiunn t.oiiniv, triy one
'S.. Miller,"' a" hater of ' horny; hande.1
woVkihgmeii ahrari advocate rif,m"o'rm'o!tesr!
and tlic talier one published in th'scityj-rhe
name we .need; 119 1 give as- eyery laUiring
.man. in this city knows which theet wc mean.
I again warn the worKing-incn'of Kansas to
watch thrt-c' men, for when' theLahor Reform
partv-bebomeiithe dominant inrlv, thev will
cry -" - Til". T"" - '- ot your princi-
liccn. Jlnritltan. I say
'- B. F.Syus,
larfiaai Beannlrtlw Taw Pr
C'lfy 9mtrmmj IialaraUsa tr llti
Tellawstaae laaawrtnait lsrlsion.
Omaha, Oct. 3 It is reported that Spot
ted, Tail and a large force of Indians have
gone in the direction of Niobrarui Kiver, orf
tensibly to attack the Pawnees, but probably
ro'.-cize certain surveyors that the Pawnees
axe guarding. The annuity goods on the
way up the Missouri may check this move
ment. Gov. Shdler, of Utah, calls tiMii Gen.
I Trobriand to deliver up to him the sol
diers engaged in the riot at Provo, Utah,
giving as a reason that several days having
elapsed and ho has not learned of any action
being taken '.by the military authorities fur
The exploring party' Lately returned from
tho Yellowstone Kiver reported the height
of the great falls of the Yellowstone at .wi
feet, anil tlic height of one ofthe geysers 1 III
Sat Lake, Oct: 3 Chief Justice Mc
Kean decides that a Utah Legislature can't
elect a Prorctitin; Attorney for his Court.
This t u run the Mormon Attorney General
out of Court, and puts all criminal -.is-h into
the hands ofthe United States Attornev.
Rlcs and alwavs have 1
To California women who think nothing
of jumping astride an unbroken horse and
riding him barebaeaythe trip to Yo Semite
presents few hardships. I refer to women.
who live in the mountain towns, for Califor-.
nia city women are, like mast of city women,
dainty and delicate. Verr -few of these visit
Yo Semite, believe me. For deak-tied stu
dents, for pale, cough-racked clergymen, for
artists who want to paint pretty pictures
which will be sure to bnd sale, the trip to
Yo Semite will be a joy forever; but for wo
men or even ior ordinary men 10 run, a
race for pleasure by mounting a hard-trotting
mule and trotting .over cloud-topped moun
tains to this Valley, is to declare themselves,
as Bret Harte expresses it, very low down in-,
deed in the depths of imbecility.
The bride from Chicago, I have since been
informed, was removed from the Valley with
much difficulty, and was obliged to be placed
immediately in the hands of a surgeon, who
is able to relieve her ailiacs with the appli
ances of science; but she will never beciurd
so long as she breathes the hreath of this
life. Her case is the same as that of many
others. Some are not permanently injured,
but I have heard of no one who- got off
quite 1 scot-free. ''You'll -feel it for a
month n cried San Francisco gentleman
to a party of Yo Semite tourists who!
stood on the deck of the steamer bound lor
Stockton. But they were people, from St.
Louis, and felt the awful warning convey in .
these ponderous words from Hutchings's
"Few would co to California and Lave
courage on their return to say they had not!
ueen to xo oemue.
Unwilling to be placed under the ban
along wih reprehensible Few, they persist in
makinfjtti trip, and go through the custo
Thejenmey across the Plains is one tliat
every traveller should take. The scenery,
as viewed from the observation car, is grand,
and costs nothing in Ihe way of bruises,
. -i c: l-:i y-asIlauwMawjr.
' r L"7".tfee.WalautlValV;;TUu. '
Mr. Ilovov.ELLowjuan. one ofthe editocx
ofthe Lawrence Jdurru't. which was burned I
in 18t4 by OjiantrcH,' ha-become a mrtncr
i'ri the LivcnWbrth'TiM'M, and will here
after be. connected with:theeditorial deiart
went of, Uiatpapc4Y The Tut is one of
the best papers published in the West. It in
the new administration wc hope to see the
Timkj iiatsud iai tiiisntaaiwi into cverv town,
illasiMid,rhainkin thelStatc.: WlMer
nusfiiotslae his, labora because lie, has a
partner.' but must' go oh in the good work
until rorrrmtion and dishonestv cease to
h3thr"iff m "tte. i-Not'Tiirthen'riin we
spare hira"IKjd the editorial staff of the
Tip?,,; .,'-,-; "
W are clad to welcome bock to .Kanms
journalicm, Jlovey E. Lowntan,- who has
connected himteil wuii the Xteaveaworth
Daily and Weekly. TuiES. Jar. Lowraan
Iwa-rtforreveralyeaa(.,tlie principal editor of
the State Jppud at Lawrence, which was
dUroyed .bfj QjiantreJl. Jle revived the
ffdiinviJ after, that mesaoriahle raid, but soon
sold it and wentEart. He irf an able writer,
and a. high minded gentleman, and, we are
glad to know, we are. to have the services of
hupen inbebalf of our political and material
interests. If there js room kr improvement
we kaow the TiMxa, one of the ahlettand
must widely circulated papers west of the
of Jar. L: to its already able corps of editors.
WIUi D. W. Wilder. H. E. Lowman. and
IL,S. Sleeper at the, helm, we know the
Tata has abright and useful future. Em
IlAJtlTOKi), Cojor., Oct. 3-rThe Bepubli-.
cans, elect; a njafority" of selectmenj here.
The Democrats elect the town clerk and the
m'nor offices arc cnnally divided between
Democrats and Keiiublicans. The returns
from otfcerparts ofthe State show niue towns
elect RepuDlican" officers, three democrats
and eight divided equally. , .
rEW IIavxjt, vet. if mo democrats
Mycicarriedj.tho.tQwn tlcction here.
Indian ricnt srar MMUIe rnrfc-i:ix
hsprlts aiaiMl Jlenr'Tart i'Mlhotiit -Mil
erre l'rwat nt Oauaa.
Omaha, -Os.-. The Denver AVtra has
a reiort o( a figl)t; iietween nine whitm aul
cigjity Arapalmes, in Middle Park, Cjiora
do.' ( The party wcre.cluLscd to their cabin,
after a severe fight' with the Indian", in
which they claim five or six Indians killed.
Tlie cabin was surrounded during the nitlit,
but the Indians left in the morning.
The first frost, of the season fell here last
night, and 'appearances indicate a heavier
onoto-nighr.it 1 ' .
.The safe of the flouring' mill of Edrcin
Clark, at Fort. Calhouu. Nebraska, was
'broken cn on Katnrday night and$l,"l:t
taKcn. .inomer mm, a lew nines iu-:iiii,
was broken open the same night and 4M'
stolen.- , . r
Five care of silver, ore from the mines
near Salt Lake City, left Ogdcti, Utah, this
morning.' It goes to the States for reduc
tion. , ,
IrsHreeUlwa-st or the Nantwrm I'ommrr
CrxciNNATf, Oct. 3 The Southern Com
mercial Convention assembled at 10 o'clock
,in Pike.'-s Hall. About loO delegates were
I present at the .opening. The Convention
tZ i,' 11.1 . i- i. lr M n.t !:...
io.-i titii.1 10 iimcr ov aw in. jJiTMio., t ii-u
President for Ohio ofthe Louisville Conven
tion. Theo. Cook, Chairman of the Com
mittee ou Arrangements, then introduced
Geo. L. Davis, who welcomed the delegates
to the city. Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton m.-ulo
tliereccption aldrcss, after which conimit
tees'on ermanent organization, credential-,
and order of btisincM, were ajqiointed. W.
G. Coffin, Laac Young and J. L. Pendery, of
Kansas, are on committees, and Rirtou
Able, Cook, Fisk, ami Jcwctt, from Missouri.
Ciscujhati, Oct. 4 The Southern Con
vention reassembled at 3:30 p. 111. N.I'.'ant,
of MasichuM.ttes, chairman oftiiceommitti-e
on credentials, reported delegates present and
properly' accredited from twenty-Jive Statiy.
Also From seventy-five of the principal cith-s,
representing the commercial interests of the
United States; whole number of dtk-gati
present 300, .all properly accredited.
John" W.Garrett, of Maryland, was chosen
) to preside, and the usual number of Vice
1 Fraidents were appointed, among whom are
Jl. tv. sleeper, ot Kansas, and lieutenant
Governor Stannard, ofMwsouri.
Kokrt..E. leStrlekxa wltA Fnrnljsis
Kiciutoxp, Oct. 3. The Lexington Co
ztttc announces that. Bobt. E. Lee was strick
en with paralygis on, the" 28th ult., since
when he has been speechless. His recovery
is considered. douhuuL.
St. Loins, Oct. 4 The Democrats of the
First District nominated Erastus Wells for
re-electron to Congress, this morning, by
acclamation. The Democrats will also put
a full county ticket in the field.
vac wrtfcer. Kaunas alatrJet Fair.
ATcntsOKUct. J lae iscrthern i.anas
District Fair which opened here, on Wed
nesday,, promises to be one of the most suc
cessful ever held in the West. The grounds
are elegantly fitted up in superb order. The
boildiags are large and permanent.
Three fine herds of blooded cattle, belong
ing to Mr. Gordon, of Platte County, Mis
souri, Mr. "Wilson, of Jefferson County,
Kansa?, and Mr. Hiatt, of Leavenworth
County, are already on the ground. The
Central Branch train, this evening, brought
in a large number of fine cattle, hogs and
sheep. A number of fast trotting horses are
Ppseat. The entries are already very larp;
and the display of articles and animals will
be very attractive. There will be a trotting
race every day. The Fair will "continue
Wa&hbwtox, Oct. 4 The Revenue De
partment will redeem the blank two-cent
tump receipts on wnicn ine tax lsrepeaieo,
with other stamps.
A private despatch states that the water at
Harpers Ferry has again risen, and is much
higher tliau it has been heretofore during
the present freshet.
Complaints relative to the incompleteness
of the census arc being investigated. Brook
lyn and St. Louis exhibited expected in
creases. San Francisco comes fully up (
estimates. Chicago and Cincinnati marshaLs
were of unquestioned faithfulness. The
principal complaints come from small towns
aspiring to the rank of cities.
PoTTHTOiAe, Pa., Oct. 2. The powder
works of Afton & Bied exploded, on Satur
day, destroying several buildings, and killing
two men. It is- believed that six or seven
hundred kegs of powder exploded. The
shock was fdt sixteen miles.