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Posters, Pamphlets Programmes, Ac., printed at reasonable rates OFFICE —Corner of Second and Washington Streets. DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. We, the delegates of the Democratic party of the United States', iii national convention assembled, do lien-by declare the administration ot the Federal Gov ernment to he in great need of immediate reform; do lu-rebv enjoin upon the nominees of the convention, and of the Democratic party in each State and a* St. L >ui*. to make effort* and to co-operate to this end. tu.d d » hereby appeal to our fellow citizens* of every former politicil "connection to undertake with us* this lir.-t ami most pressing and patriotic duty for the benefit oi the whole country. UV lirrr uitirm our faitli iu the perntailemy m" the IVilrr:.! Union: our devotion tu the constitution of the l*nit„l States* with it a amendments nnivt-nully accepted a final eettlement of the coutrovereiee that etqp-ti ilereil the civil war. and do here record steadfast court deuce iu the perpetuity of Republican self pivernment in an absolute acquisition iu the will of the majority, the priciple or republics; in the supremacy of the civil over military authority; in the total separation of Church mid State, for the sake alike of civil ami rrlija i us freedom; iu the equality of all citizens heforcthe just laws of their own enactment; in the liberty of individ ual con tuct unvexed by sumptuary laws; in the faith ful education of the pcncratiou. that they may pres rve, enjoy and transmit these best conditions of human happiness and hope. We uphold the noblest product.- o." one ired years of chansel'ul history, but while upholding the houd of our union anil the great charter of these our rights, it behooves a free people to practice also that eternal vig ilance which is the price ol liberty. Reform is llcces sarv to rebuild and • stahiish in the hearts of llie whole people of the Union, cle en years ago happily rescued from danger of corrupt centralism which alter inflicting illicit ten States the rupm itv of the carpet-bag tyranny, bus honey-combed the other* of tile Federal I lover n ment itself with incapacity worse than fraud: inflicted States and municipalities with couingion ol tnisruo and locked fast the property of an industrious people in the paralysis of hard times. Reform is necessary to establish a sound currency ; restore the public credit and maintain the national hon or. We denounce the failure for all these ten years to make good the promise of tne legal notes which arc changing the standard value in the hands or the people, and the non-payment of which is a disregard of the pli"hled faith of the nation. Wc denounce the improv idence which in eleven years of peace has taken front the people iu frauds ten times the whole amount of the cad tender notes and squandered four times the sum iu useless expense without accumulating any reserve lor their redemption. Wc denounce the flnancial poli cy and immorality ot that party which fluting eleven vears of peace, has made no advance towards resump tion no preparation for resumption, but instead lias obstructed resumption by wasting our resource! and exhausting all our surplus income; ami while equally professing to Intend a speedy return to specie payment, has annually added fresb hindrances thereto. As such a hindrance, we denounce the resumption clause of the act of 1875. and demand its repeal. Wc demand a judicious system of preparation by public economics; iv oliicial retrenchments and by wise finance, which shall enable the nation to assure the whole world or its perfect ability and perfect readiness to meet any of its promises at tue call or its creditors entitled to payment. We believe that such a system well devised and intrust ed to competent bauds of execution, creates at no time an artificial scarcity of currency, and at no time alartii in" the public mind in withdrawal of that vaster uia clunery of credit, by which 95 per cent, of all business transactions are performed—a system open, public and insyirin" general confidence, would from the day of its adoption bring healing on its wings to all our harrassed industries; set in motion the wheels of commerce, man ufactures and the mechanic arts; restore employment to labor and prosperity to the people. Reform is neces sary in the sum and mote of Federal taxation to the end, that capital be set free from distrust and labor lightly burdened. Wc denounce the present tariff levied upon nearly 4 Out) articles as a masterpiece of injustice and false pretenses. It yields a dwindling, not a yearly rising rev enue. it lias impoverished many industries to subsi dize a few. It prohibits imports that might purchase the products of the country. It has reduced American commerce from the first to an inferior upon the high seas It has lowered the sale of American manufac tures at home and abroad and depletes the returns of American a"riculturc and industries followed tiy half of our people. It costs the people five times more than it produces to the Treasury. It obstructs the processes or production and wast s the fruits of labor. It pro mote! frauds, fosters smuggling, enriches dishonest officials aud bankrupts honest merchants. We demand that custom house taxation shall be only Tor revenue. Reform is necessary in the scale of public i xpcusc, na tional. State and municipal. Our Federal taxation has swollen from $90,000,000 gold, ill 1850 to $450,000,000 currency in 1870. Our aggregate taxation has grown from $190,090,000 gold, in lritio t05730,000,000 currency, or in one decade from less titan $5 per bead to more than $lB per head. Since the peace the people have paid to their tax gatherers more than three times the. amount of the national debt, and more than twice of that sum for Federal outlays. Above all. we demand frugality in all the departments and every office of the Government. A A . . . Reform is necessary to put a f»top to the profl,'ate waste of public lands aud their diversion from actual settler* by the party in power, which has squandered two hundred millions of acres upon railroads alone, aud out of more than twice that aggregate has disposed of less than a sixth to the tillers of the soil. Reform is necessary to correct the omissions of a Re publican Congress and the errors of our treaties and di plomacy which have stripped our fellow citizens of Foreign birth and kindred race crossing the Atlantic, of the shield of American citizens, and exposed our breth ern of the Pacific coast to the incursions of race no spcakin" a language from the same great parent stock and in fact now by law denied citizenship through natt uralizatiou as being neither accustomed to the tradi, lions of a progressive civilization nor exercised in lib erty under equal laws. We denounce the policy which thus discords the liberty loving German and tolerates the coolie trade in Mongolian women imported for im nionl purposes and Mongolian men held to perform ser viln labor contracts, and wc demand such a modification of tin- treaty with the Chinese Empire, or such 1 giela tion by Congress within Constitutional limitations as shall prevent the further importation, or immigration of the Mongolian race. Reform is necessary, and can never be effected but hvmaking it the controlling issue of the elections and lifting it above the two false issues with which the of fice holding class and the party iu (tower seek to smoth er it 1. The raise issne with which they would en kindle scctariaiustrifc in respect to the public schools, t.f which the establishment and support belong exclu sively to the States, which the Democratic party has cherished front their foundation, and is resolved to maintain without partiality or preference for any class, sect or creed, and without contribution from the Treas ury. S. The false issuu hy which they seek to light anew the dying embers of section*' hate between kin dred people once unnaturally estanged, but now united iu 011" indivisible republic and a common destiny. Reform is necessary in civil service. Experience proves that the efficient economical conduct of the gov ernment business is not possible if its civil service be a prize fought for at. the ballot box, be a brief reward of party zeal instead of posts of honor assigned for proved , competency, and held for fidelity iu public employ, mat the dispensing <if patronage should neither be a tax on the time of all our public men nor the iustru meul of their ambition. Here again profession falsi fied in the performance attest that the party In power now can work oat no practical satisfactoiy reform. Re form is necessary even more -it higher grades of public service—President. Vice Presidents, Judges Represen tatives Cabinet officers—these and ail In authority are the people's servants. Their offices are not private per quisites, they are a pnblic trust. When the annals of this Republic show the uisgtace and umsure of a Vice President; of a late Speaker of theUouseot Represen tutives marketings his railing" as a presiding or three Senators profiting secretly by Utejf »«*'»* •» law makers; of five chairmen of the leading commit tees of the late House of R iu robberv • of a late Secretary of the Treasury, forcing balances' in the public accounts; of a l*<«Attoruey Gen eral misappropriating public fuuds; of • the Navy, enriched, or enriching frienas, by rerccntsffe levied off the profits of coutractore with h js (let*irt inent; of an Embassadors Kugtand censured for a dis honorable speculation; of the President s pnvate sec retary barely escaping conviction upon trial for guilty complicity in frauds upon the revenue; of a Secretary or War intpeacnud for high crimes and confessed mis demeanors. The demonstration ia complete that the first step in reform mast be the people s choice for hon est men from another party, tatfthe disease of one po litical orgaization Infect the body politic,lest by making no change of men or party we get no change of measures and no reform of all these aboaes, wrongs and crimes. That the production of sixteen jeer- of as cendancy of the Republican party create a ■recesslty for reform, is confessed by the Republican! themselves, hut their reformers are voted down in convention and displaced from the Cabinet. The party » mas* or the honest voter* is powerless to resist the 80,000 officc hoiders,it* leaders and guides. Uelona fr* hart by a peaceful, civic revolution. We dent cad* change or parties that w« may have a change of MM> ore* and or neu. aJ-i—r gcrotd ts Jlnm, politics. the -Jtemintttitw of ilsrfuJ fnfotnurtlo# and the fromrtion of th §ttt gntwwts of 3t'asMngtott ®writo*g. AS THE DAYS GO ON. What are vau sowing, pilgrim, As the days go on? Are they seeds of lliornsor roses. That shall spring to crown or crosses As the days go on? Wiiatare you reaping, pilgrim. As the days go on? Are they precious sheaves you gather, Or the worthless stnhhle, rather, As the days go on ? What is your burden, pilgrim, As the days go on? Is it envy's'blackened chalice. Filled with seltishness and malice, As the days go on? Is your pathway shining, pilgrim, As the days go on? (living smiles for other' gladness, (living tears for others' sadness. As the days go on ? Is the cross heavy, pilgrim, As the days go on? Faith and hope will make it lighter; Love will make your crown the brighter. When the days are gone! Lift your eyes, weary pilgrim, As the days go on! Earth is but a little clearing; And the haven-land is neariug - Nearing is tiie dawn! .VOTES BY THE WAY Special Correspondence of the Daily Olympian. NEW YORK CITV, July 10, 1876. Having spent three years in the pur suit of my professional studies in this great city, it perfectly natural I should feel at home here. There is au air of thrift and prosperity about the medical schools of New York which I have failed to lind elsewhere, and this is due in some measure to the great advantages afforded by its large hospitals for clin ical instruction. The University medi cal College and Belleviaw Hospital Medical College, each had classes of near 500 students at their last regular session. Among tho notable objects in and around the city, is the Bay and Haibor of New York. They are per haps second to none in size, convenience or beauty. CENTRAL PARK. Of all the public grounds about the city this one is the most important. Its extensive museum, zoological garden, dcei park, chain of lakes, fountains, magnificent drives, and its various monuments here and there, over the green lawns, arc all objects of interest. A bronze monument of especial interest is bere erected to tlie memory of Shake speare on the anniversary of his 300 th. birthday. PUBLIC BUILDINOS. Some of the most notable buildings are the New Court House, City Hall Park, Equitable Mutual and New York Life Insurance buildings, Tribune build ing, Academy of Design, Academy of Music, &c. The noted mercantile house of the late A. T. Stewart, five stories high, covers an area of one en tire square. The Grand Central Depot, erected in 1872, extends over three en tire squares and is three stories high. Cooper lustitute, situated at the junc tion of Third and Fourth Avenues, was the free gift of Peter Cooper to the City. It contains a large reading room and library, and through the opportunities here afforded, hundreds of young men have obtained an educa tion, who otherwise would never have received one. ASTOR LIBRARY. This is situated at Lafeyette Place, and was founded by John Jacob Astor, who bequeathed for its establishment and mointaiuance the sum of $400,000. riRST METHODIST CHURCH IN AMERICA. The site of this old church is at No. 44 John street. This was built in 1768, just 108 years ago. It was rebuilt A. D. 1817, and again rebuilt A. D. 1841. As a memento of the past, it is of great interest, especially to all Methodists. TRINITY CHURCH. This is perhaps one of the oldest Episcopal churches in the City, and was founded in 1696. It was destroyed by fire A. D. 1776. It was rebuilt twelve veurs later and consecrated A. D. 1790. Many sacred associations cluster around this ancient church. In the church-yard, just to the left as you eater, a brown stone vault is erected to the memory of CAPT. JAMES LAWRENCE, of the U. S. Navy, who fell in the ac tion between the frigates Chesapeake anil Shannon, on the first of June, 1832. His dying words, " Don't give up the ship," have made his name immortal. On the south side, another monument marks the last resting place of. ALEXANDER HAMILTON, who will be admired by a grateful pos terity long after his monument shall have mouldered into dust. And in the northeast corner a monument of Gothic architectuie is erected to those great and good men of Revolutionary times, who died while imprisoned in this city by the British for their devotion to the cause of American Independence. OREENWOOD CEMETERY. This is said to be one of tbe largest and most magnificent cities of the dead on the globe. At the principal gate of entrance, on Fourth Avenue, a most impressive scene is at once presented, emblematic of the Christian faith. It is a beautiful bronze picture, represent ing the Resurrection of Christ on the one hand and that of Lazarus ou the other. Lovely by nature, Greenwood i has been greatly improved by art. As a funeral procession arrives at the gate, the bell tolls a certain number of times, and before it enters certain expenses must be paid. On an average about twenty interments daily are made in this cemetery alone. As we stood at the gate about fifteen minutes three processions passed in, and on our way in and back the bell tolled the arrival of several more. Monuments of all forms and styles are here found which wealth and taste can suggest. I will only mention a few. THE SOLDIER'S MONUMENT. This was erected A. D. 1869, and dedicated to tbe honored dead who loat their lives in the war for tbe pres OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12,1876. ervation of the Union, by the State of New York. THE IILOT'S MONUMENT, erected to the memory of Thomas Free born, who lost bis life while in dis charge of his duty as aU. S. pilot on board the steamship John Mint urn, Feb. 15, 1846. VAULT OF VALLENTINE MOTT, M. D. This is not so imposing as many others, yet to me of unusual interest. The fame of Valentine Mott, as a sur geon, is world-wide and needs no pile of marble to perpetuate hi 3 memory. The monuments of John Mathews and James Gordon Bennett, are costly and very imposing. Crossing East River at the Brooklyn Ferry, the attention is arrested by two immense piers, one on either side of the river. These are for the bridge to extend from City Hall, New York, to Brooklyn Heights, and is estimated to cost when completed $10,000,000. It has already been four years in building, at a present outlay of $G,000,000. Off for Europe to-morrow. In ac cordance with the wishes of my friends I have secured passage by the Cunard Line. This is considered the safest of all line of steamships sailing across the ocean. RcFrs WILLARD, M. D. DR. HOLLAND'S PLAIN WORDS ABOUT A. T. STEWART. —His great establish ment was a shadow that hung over all others in the town. The man with ten or twenty thousand dollars; the man with a hundred thousand dollars, each alike was obliged to compete with this man, who had millions outside of the necessities of his enormous busi ness. The hosier, the hatter, the wo man in her thread-and-needle shop, the milliner, the glove dealer, the carpet dealer, the upholsterer, all were obliged to compete with Stewart. If he had followed a single line of business it would have been different; but he fol lowed all lines. Whenever he saw a profit to be made, iu any line of busi ness that was at all congruous with dry goods, he made it. Ho thus became a formidable competitor with half the shop-keepers in New York. His capi tal made it possible to ruin men by the turn of his hand—to fix prices at which everybody was obliged to sell at what ever loss. However proud the New Yorker may have been of his wonder ful establishment—but there is no doubt that it was pretty universally regarded with pride—it is easy now to see, iD this period of unexampled depression, that our business men at large would be in a much better condition if the establishment had never existed. If all the money that has gone to swell his useless estate had been divided among small dealers, hundreds of stores, now idle, would be occupied, and multi tudes of men now in straightened cir cumstances would bo comparatively prosperous. But it is said that he em ployed a great many people. Yes, he did; but did he pay them well? Would they not have been better paid in the employ of others ? The necessities of his position, and his ambition com pelled him to pay small prices. The great mass of those who served him worked hard for the bread that fed them and the clothes that covered them. The public bought cheaply; the outside dealers suffered; the employes laid up no money, and Mr. Stewart got rich. Under the circumstances, and under the necessities of the case, was it desir able that he shculd get rich ? We think not; and we think that the final result of this great shop-keeping success is de plorable in every way. It has obsorbed the prosperities of a great multitude of men and women. New York would be richer, happier, more comfortable, more healthy it all its business aspects, if the great store at Tenth street had never been built. Five hundred men, who invest their little capital in the varied lines of business, and pay their modest rent, and devote their time to their af fairs, content with profits that give them and their families a fair living and a few savings for a rainy day, are certainly better for a city than a single Stewart, who absorbs their business and leaves them in distress.— Scribner,fur July. THE GREEK BED. —There is no form of bed-stead, from the four-poster to the French, which may not be found described by writers or represented in works of art. Ulysses manufactured one for himself of olive wood inlaid with gold and ivory. TLe bed rested sometimes on boards laid across the frame, on thongs of ox hide stretched over one another or on a netting of cord. Plato speaks of bed-steads made of solid silver. Athenmns describes them as made of ivory and embossed with beautifully wrought figures; and Lucian has tin m veneered with Indian tortoise shell, inlaid with gold. In Thessaly beds were stuffed with fine grass. According to Atbenteus, effem inate gentlemen sometimes slept on beds of sponge. Fashionable people in Athens slept under coverlets of dressed peacock skins, with the feath ers on. Clearcbus, the author of a treatise on sleep, describes the bed of a Paphian prince in Buch a way that one can hardly keep his eyes open while reading of it. "Over the soft mattresses, supported by a silver-footed bedstead, watj flung a short-grained Sardinian carpet of the most expensive kind. A coverlet of downy texture succeeded, and upon this was cast a counterpane of Amorginian purple. Cushions variegated with the richest purple supported his head, while two soft Doran pillows of pale pink gently raised his feet. One of the greatest improvements introduced by the Greeks into the art of sleeping was the practice of undressing before going to bed —a thing unheard of until hit upon by their inventive genius. Bed coverings were often perfumed with fragrant es sences from the Bast. Counterpanes were not only perfumed, but embroid ered with figure of animals and men. FLORAL J MOTTOM.—Young ladies: Marigold. Young men: Animone? GOING TO THE DOGS. " I received your bill to-day, Mr. Leonard," said a customer as be entered the shop of a master mechanic. " We are sending out all our accounts this season," returned the mechanic, bowing. " I want to pay you." " Very well, Mr. Baker, we're always glad to get money." " But you must throw off something. Let me see " —and the customer drew out the bill—" $27 46. $25 will do. There, receipt the bill, and I will pay you." But Leonard shook his head. "I can't deduct a cent from the bill, Mr. Baker. Every article is charged at our regular price." " Oh, yes, you can. Just make it $25, even money. Here it is." Baker counted out the cash. "I'm sorry, Mr. Baker, I can't af ford to deduct anything. If you only owed me $25, your bill would have been just that amount. I would not have added a cent beyond what iB due nor can I take anything less than my due." "Then you won't deduct the odd money." " I cannot, indeed." " Very well." The manner of the customer was changed. He was evi deutly offended. " The bill is too high by just the sum I asked to have strick en off. But, no matter, I can pay it." " Then you mean to insinuate," said the mechanic, who was an independent sort of a man, " that I am heating you out of $2 467" " I didn't say so." '' But it is plain that you think so, or you wouldn't have asked an abate ment. If you considered my charges just, you wouldn't dispute them." " Oh. never mind, never mind! we'll not waste words about it. Here's your money," said Mr. Baker, and he added another $5 bill to the sum be had laid down. The mechanic receipted the account and gave the change, both of which his customer thrust into his pocket with a petulant air, and then turned and left the shop without an other word. • " It is the lost bill he ever has against me", muttered Baker to himself, as he walked away. "If that is his manner of treating his customers, he'll soon go to the dogs. It was downright insult ing, and no gentleman will stand that from another, much less from a vulgar mechanic. "Mean to insinuate!"— Humph! Yes, I do mean to insin uate," and Mr. Baker involuntarily quickened his pace. " He'll lose a good customer," he continued to himself. " I've paid him a great deal of money, but it's the last dollar of mine he ever handles." Baker was good as his word. He withdrew bis custom from the offend ing mechanic, and gave it another. " I've got one of your old customers Leonard, said a friend in the same business to the mechanic, some six or eight months afterwards. " Ah! who is it ?" " Baker." Leonard shrugged bis shoulders. " How came you to lose him ?" " I'll tell you how to keep him." " Well, how?" "If your bill amounts to S3O, make it $33 and a few odd cents, by increas ing some of the items. He will want the surplus knocked off, which you can afford to do; then he will pay it, and think you just the man for niin." " You lost him, then, because you wouldn't abate anything from a true bill." «« 1 did. "Thank you. But suppose my bill should be twenty-six or seven or eight what then ? I couldn't knock off the odd dollars for the purpose of making an even sum." " No. In that case you must add on until you get above thirty." " And fall back on that ?" " Yes. It will be knocking off odd dollars, which he will think clear gain." "That would hardly be honest." " Hardly but you must do it, or lose his custom, some day or other." " I shall have to accommodate him I suppose. If he will be cheated, it can't be helped!" On the very first bill Baker paid to his new tradesman, be obtained an abatement of $1 91), odd money, and actually paid $3 more than was justly due. Still he was well satisfied, im agining that he had made a saving of $1 90 cents. The not over-scrupulous tradesman laughed in his sleeve and kept his customer. Having withdrawn his support from Leonard, it was the candid opinion of Mr. Baker that he was " going to the dogs," as he expressed it, about as fast as a man could go. He often passed the shop, but rarely saw a customer. " No wonder," he would say to him self. "A man like him can't expect, and don't deserve custom." In the eyes of Mr. Baker, the grass seemed to grow upon the pavement before the door of the declining trades man. Dust settled thickly in his win dow, and the old sign turned greyer and greyer in the bleeching air. " Going to the dogs, and no wonder," Baker would say to himself, as he went by. He appeared to take a strange in terest in watching the gradual decay of the mechanic's fortune. One day a merchant friend said to him— "Do you know anything about this Leonard?" "Why?" ' * Because he wants to make a pretty large bill with me." " On time ?" " Yes, on the usual credit of six months." " Don't sell to him. Why, the man is ' going to the dogs' at railroad speed." " Indeed ?" " Yes. I'm looking every day to see him close up. He might have done well, for he understood his business. But he's so unaccommodating, and I might say, insulting to his oustamers, that he drives the neat of them away. I used to make large bills with bim, but haven't dealt in his shop now for some time." "Ah! I was not aware of that. I am glad I spoke to you, for I should! like to lose, six or seven hundred hun dred dollars." " Six or seven hundred dollars! Is it possible he wants to buy so recklessly ? Take my advice, and don't think of trusting him." " I certainly shall not." When Leonard ordered the goods the merchant declined selling except for cash. "As you please," returned the me chanic, indifferently, and went else where and made his purchase. It happened that Mr. Leonard had a very pretty and interesting daughter, on whose education the mechanic had bestowed great pains; and it also hap pened that Bftker had a son, who, in most things, was a " chip of the old block. Part icularly was he like bis father in his great love lor money; and scarcely had he reached his majority ere he began to look about with a care ful eye to a good matrimonial arrange ment, by which plenty of money would be secured. Adelaide Leonard, on account of her beauty and accomplishments, was much caressed, and mingled freely in society. Young Baker bad met her frequently, and could not help being struck with her beauty and grace. " There's a chance for you," said a friend to him one evening. " In Miss Leonard?" "Yes." " She's a charming girl" replied the youug man. " I wonder if her father is worth anything ?" " People say so." "Indeed!" " Yes. They say the old fellow has laid up something quite handsome, and as Alelaide is his only child, she will, of course, get all of it." " I was not aware of that." After this, young Baker was exceed ingly attentive to Miss Leonard, and made perceptible inroads upon her heart. He even went so far as to visit her pretty legularly at her house, and was meditating an avowal of his attach ment, when his father said to him one day: *' What young lady was that I saw you on the street with yesterday after noon ?'' " Her name is Leonard." "The daughter of old Leonard in street "Yes sir?" Mr. Baker looked grave and shook his bead, " Do you know anything about her V asked his son. " Nothing about her; but I know that her father is going to the dogs as fast as ever a man went." " Indeed I thought he was very well off." " Oh, no!/ I've been looking to see his shop shut up, or to hear of bis be ing sold out by the sheriff, every day, for these two years past." "Indeed." " Miss Leonard is a very lovely girl." "There's no gainsaying Adelaide's personal attractions," replied the sou; " but if her father is in the condition you allege, that settles the matter as far as I am concerned. lam glad you in troduced the subject, for I might have committed myself, and, when too late, have discovered my error." " And a sad error it would have been, Henry. In any future matter of this kind, I hope you will be perfectly frank with me. I have much more ac curate knowledge of the condition and standing of the people than you can possibly have." The son promised to do what his father wished. From that time the visits to Miss Leonard were abated, and his attentions to her when they met in society, became coldly formal. The sweet young girl, whose feelings had really been interested, felt the cbangj, and was for some time unhappy, but in a few months she recovered herself and was again bright and cheerful as usual. One day, about a year after this time ly caution to his son, in regard to Miss Leonard, Baker happened to pass along a street where he had not been for some months. Just opposite a large, new, beautiful house, to which the painters were giving their last touches, he met a friend. As they passed Baker said: "That's an elegant bouse. It has been built since I was in the neighbor hood." "Yes, it is a very fine house, and I suppose didn't cost less than twenty thousand dollars." " No, I should think not. Who built it ? Do you know ?" " Yes. It was built by Leonard." "By whom?" Baker looked sur prised. "By old Leonard. Do you know him?" " Impossible! He's not able to build a house like that.." " Ob, yes ne is, and half a dozen more like it, if necessary." " Leonard?" " Certainly! Why he's worth at least $100,000." " You must be in error." " No. His daughter is to be married next month to an excellent young man, and this house has been built, and is to be furnished as a marriage present." " Incredible! I thought he was going, or had gone to the dogs long ago." " Leonard! The friend could not help laughing aloud. "He go to the dogs! On, no! There isn't a man in his trade who does so good a business, with as little show as he makes. Good work, good prices, and punctuality, are the cardinal virtues of the establishment, and make all substantial. How in the world could you have taken such a notion ?" "I don't know, but such has been my impression for a long time," re plied Baker, who felt exceedingly cut down on account of the mistake he had made, and particularly so in view of the elegant house and a hundred thousand dollars, which all might have belonged to his son in time, if he had not fallen into such an egregious error about old Leonard. So the world moves on. People are [irone to think that what they smile on ives, and what they frown on is blighted and must die. THE CHAMPION SCHOOL TEACHER In one of the townships of a neigh boring county there have been recently some complaints about the inefficiency of a teacher in a public school named Weaver, and a short time ago the Board of Supervisors, having collected some fucts concerning his method of instruc tion, summoned him before them, and the President examined Weaver in re ference to the matter. He said: '• Mr. Weaver, the Board is not satis fied entirely with your way of impart ing instruction to the youthful mind, and we called you before us to-day to ascertain what the general drift of your purpose was on certain occasions that have come under our notice, when you have been giving the boys what you seem to have considered useful informa tion upon a variety of topics. For in stance, Mr. Weaver, in teaching the history class, we feel compelled to take exceptions to your views when yoa as sert that Benjamin Franklin was shot at the battle of Agincourt, and that Ne- buckadnezzar was king of Italy, and played the fiddle -while Quebec was burning. You may possibly hare later information upon those topics than has reached the rest of us, but the com munity is prejudiced against these views, and they make you unpopular." " I don't recollect saying that," said Weaver, " but just as likely as not I may have said Agincourt instead of Waterloo and got Nebuchadnezzar mixed up with William the Conquerer. I was sick that day and my mind didn't work right, somehow." " And besides, Mr. Weaver, we feel as if we ought to direct your attention to the fact that you were wrong when you instructed the class in grammer that Martin Van Buren is an adverb and that the word 'hungry* is a personal prououn. These mistakes are serious enough, but when you flogged a scholar because he insisted that 'bucolic' was not an intransitive preposition and that it did not represent a species of stomach ache, it seems to the Board that you went a little too far." "It wasn't for that I whipped him, said Mr. Weaver; "it was because he put a pin in my chair. I was only in fun about those things. I knew well enough Martin Van Buren was an ad jective." " Well, sir, that may or may not be a satisfactory explanation. But the Board would be glad to know your authority for the statement that Garibaldi was a Saracen who fought against the Cru saders; and that he received his name from the fact that he was bald-headed ? You see the parents of the children complain about this kind of thing. They don't like it. They say it poisons the minds of the little ones, and it makes parents mad." «' I'm sorry," replied Weaver, " but I hold these views conscientiously, and I'm going to stick to them." " But such theory will hardly avail to explain why*you asserted to the class in arithmetic that vulgar fractions are so called because only blackguards used them, and why you made Mr. Coyle'a boy go down to the foot for saying there was only two halves to an apple. The community is indignant at these things, sir, and when they learn that you taught those tittle innocents to spell 'dog* d-a-w-g, I am seriously afraid that pub lic sentiment will be strongly in favor of having recourse to violent measures. Now you certainly know that there is no respectable authority for spelling the name of that useful animal d-a-w-g. It is preposterous. It shows a want of proper sense of the fitness of things, now don't it?" " Well, maybe it does. But 111 tell you. Everybody spells dog the other way, d-o-g, and it struck me that it would be a good idea for my scholars to start out on a fresh, original basis; to get up something new and startling and refreshing in the dog line, and so I threw d-a-w-g out as a kind of an idea— a mere suggestion, you understand, without intending to insist upon it. But I don't mind coming down on that, I will give it to them the old way if you insist upon it." " Very well. But while we ere going over the matter permit me to urge that you could have had no respectable au thority for telling the school that Omaha is the capital of Mexico and that the Revolutionary war began in 1812; and still lsßs is there any warrant for your assertion to the pupils in historythat the middle name of General Wash ington was McGrath—George McGrath Washington. This sort of Question of the infant mind attracts attention and excites remark. It brings ridicule upon the sacred name of the Father of his Country, and leads the children astrsy respecting the geographical location of Oinaba. Its wrong sir—all wrong; end the Board can't put up with it." " Well, the way. I come to do that, I s'pose," said Weaver, " was that I used to know a man by the name of George Washington McGrath, and I must have confused him with the other one. And as for Omaha, 111 bat you it's in Mexi co, or Siam, or Siberia, or some of them places; now isn't it?" "The Board, Mr. Weaver, do not think it worth while to pursue this sub ject any further, but, while we are here, I may as well mention that in that poem which you wrote as an example for the class in English composition, wa find rather too much levity for such a serious matter as education of children. It ii not solely that you make 'Maxep pa rhyme with 'pepper,' not that you cause 'frolie' to rayme with 'colic,' and 'bowels' with 'vowels,'but when yon bringiu 'heifer' as a rhyme for 'sephyr,' the Board feels that you have probably gone a Utile too far, and that your use fulness as a guida and instrootor of the WHOLE NO. 827. youth is, perhaps, fended. We think, Mr. Weaver, that we had better aak yon to resign. And it yon will permit me, I would offer yon, in a friendly spirit, the suggestion that if yon can prooure a permanent employment somewhere in a whitewashing establishment, or as an operator upon a saw-horse, perhaps your intellectual gifts may find a higher and more cordial appreciation." They are looking for a new peda gogue now, who is sounder on the com monly received theories about things. THE TUHISUN CAR AT THE EXHIBI TION. —This is one of the things to see. It represents a Tunisian music hall of the commoner sort. Nothing is charged for admission. You enter a rectangu lar room, filled with tables and chairs; at one end is the little furnace where the coffee is made, at th*other and is a raised platform or stage, carpeted cushioned. On the cushion sits cross- legged four musicians, two men and two young women. They are richly dressed in their native coetumee. The first man has a sort of pear-shaped gui tar, upon which he plays with a little instrument instead of pulling the strings with his fingers; the other plays upon a violin, as little street musicians do, resting the eqd upon the lap instead of at the Bhoulder. Both the girls beat on small drums with their hands. One would sing and another would join in, or all would join. There did not seem to be any tune or any particular time to come in. It was just as the spirit moved them. The coffee is what the French call cafe noir, and remarkably good. If you do not care to go there to see any of this nonsense, you will certainly go when I tell you that one of the girls is beauty itself. She has jet black hair and eyes—deep, lustrous, sparkling and expressive. A fair com plexion and rosy cheeks; regular fea tures, but never at rest. A full, plump form, incased in such garments, but how shall I describe them? A short figured Swiss dress; cut surplus over the Moul ders or worked in with the waist, I could not tell which, was a sort of buff and blue semi-mantle of cashmere. On. her head she wore a long red gold tur ban. Add to this, large, triple Byxan tine earrings, two necklaces, one of white beads and one of pink, gold brace lets and anklets. She ordered servants about, she eung (horribly), die laughed and showed her pretty teeth, and yonr happy correspondent is proud to say she winked-at him. This woman is the most beautiful thing I have seen sinoe leaving home. Loan Duff erik. —Governor-General (Lord; Dufferin had the misfortune to lose one of his eyes, and wears a glass substitute. While traveling through Ireland (his native land) some yearn ago, Lord D., when nearing his desti nation, made use of the traditional jaunt ing car. Paddy, the driver, was on that day particularly loquacious and communicative, and during the jour ney volunteered a great deal el infor motion on the different subjects that presented themselves, and this flow of -j conversation was all the more free and easy since he had not the slightest idea of the rank of his passenger. Vet to be unsocial, the future governor-elMr al asked Paddy what news he had fatell of the neighborhood. "As for, news, yer honor," replied the unsuapeemar driver, " sbure I know of no news that 4; would interest a gintleman loike your- - self, unless it is that that one-eyed Duf ferin is goin' to marry Kate Hamilton." 3 Though his lordship inwardly eqjqyod i the joke, he was gracious enough to deny himself the privilege of siring the state of consternation the talkative car-driver fell into when he found that the " one-eyed Deflerin "he had spok- -4? en so familiarly of and his passenger were one and the same person. Warn SLAVKBT. —I rsoentlymet § lady who told me some of tha hardships of the Printing Bureau of the Treas ury Department. That Bureau is jest under the roof of that building. These warm, snltry days the heat is overpow ering. At the efoee of the day's work a printed sheet was missing. As aiooey it was valueless, and therefore oould not have been stolen. Five bandied employes were kept until 7 o'clock in the evening without food, end needy stifled, until the misring sheet wee found where it was never lost. There was fear and consternation in many fam ilies that long, het afternoon, for those who bad been detained three hours had families dependent upon them, and could not know what had happened. If any are sick or a moment late in re porting in the morning, even after each an occurrence, their pay is deducted. The Printing Bureau is a harsher ser vitude, more grinding, more tyrannical than Southern slavery ever was, or, what is just as bad, New England fac tory life. Refined, high-bred ladies, however, are forced through dire neces sity to accept position in this wretched place.— Hartford Times. The Philadelphia Times, edited by Col. McCluie, has a strong i—j-y towards Tilden. It says: For once the Democracy has given the country n leader who is himself the embodiment of theiseneaof the contest. He is no expedient—no inoffensive nobody to drivel through e contest without oonas. He comes before the Amerioan people just when there is e famine of meaty leadership and a universal fmt of ua savory littleness. He will be opposed by some who believe more in the Demo cracy of thS|Past then in the the audible whispers of BeiieUioau Jjinf content are utterly meentsjdieeunßjE setting sun will rise on Gov. TEfIS strengthened in the tree! of the peSE Such is the teaching to-day, atatHSii must be a reection stronger evea'SnE that of August, 1872, if beehuik aaftii, the Centennial Preeident of Fee*. sy Welleeley College hue Wjill oompany composed of jaggtilS The boee is doubtless ilileul • '- T "