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The Cwrraty.i
Web'take. the following pertinent ex
tracts from an able and exhaustive
speech made by the Heon. D. Barnes,
Mf. C., of New York. He reminds Con
gress of the suicidal course which it has
thus far pursued, and warns it of the
dangers which are ahead if a wiser
course be not adopted. We quote :
What, then, Mr. Chairman, are the
measures requisite to produce this great
national necessity 1 Need I say, first
and foremost, is the restoration of this
Union 1 War has ceased for two years
and a half, and courts of justice are re
established in all the States. Guaran
tees agatinst future rebellion were ac
knowledged in the stripes which the
people of the South have borne, and in
the furrows of desolation which the
plowshare of war has left throughout
the length and breadth of this once fair
land. And yet they are without local.
governments and without representa
tion on the floors of Congress! Their
State constitutions are being so framed
as to place the control of property in
the bands qf ignorance, inexperience
and poverty. Bondholders see in this
the seeds of chronic decay. They see
the future agrarian interests of those
who do not own but who oontrole the
property of that section of country.
They foresee how property will be taxed
for the benefit of the ruling faction;
how that class will exempt them
selves from penalties; how vice is en
gendered ; how want is created, which,
finally justified by necessity, will
confiscate the property and attack the
liberty of the property classes. They
see how immigration and capital will
refuse to locate or remain there; how
improvements languishes, industry is
neglected, fields remain uncultivated,
and how impossible it will be for the
people to contribute to national taxa
tion. They see the people dispirited,
yet compelled to sapport freedicen's bu
reaius and military commandants. They
see how a sectional Congress imposing
large bnrdens upon them, destroys what
remains of their once great staple crops,
and subjects them to taxation without
representation. They behold the cot
ton culture trauferred to the Nile, the
Euphrates and the Ganges by a tax of
twenty-five per cent, sao its present val
ue, and the sugar culture al,.ost annihi
lated; they calculate the effect of un
restricted franchise upon bonds, and
ask if sometime in advelsity the people
may not reluse to pay the enormous
taxes they are now compelled to, while
not one i.a a hundred of the voters have
anlilly direct interest in their payment.
The answer to these questions is yet in
the fulture. To unsreplresentatives in the
Fortieth Congress of the United States
has fallen the duty of answering them.
If we do ourdut, like men, knowing no
North, and no Solth, but only one coun
try of mutual interest, the unwritten
history of this nation may yet, be bright,
and we le entitled to an honoralle
name. But if the Sectional suicidal
policy of the past is to be repeated in
this body no man can depict the hor
rors which a war of races, a war of
panperi:;u and property, an agrarian
war, msay inflict upon ius.
Three and a half miliion of dollars
loaned to the State ot Louisiana, Mis
sissippi, and Arkansas would repair the
river levees, and save irom annual over
flow twenty-two millions two hundred
aill eight thousand acres of the richest
allnvial soil upon the surfaice of the
earth. This land, if reclaimed, is capa
ble of producing vast wealth, which,
intermningled and multiplied iut the ex
changes of the (ount iy, would leave its
items of revenue to the (Govermnent atal
repay the outlay it hludred fold. Th;s
s:mall favor has been asked, not fofb'the
people of a Stante, but for tlitý 1JOtion,
foir two years, and yet have S.'e sia down
siupinely to see the cropi- okftlrdt fertile
territory drowned out with each ret.rn
ing season, the stock perish, and the
lpeople malen: to flee for their li'ves.
The sugar crop of Louisiana for 1860
was 419,1,00 hogshaoads; for 1sii it was
only 39,700 and there are to-day in that
whole s.*ction but tllreec hundred and
forty-seven sugar plantations, large and
small. Can revenue be derived from
this source I
The cotton crop of the United States
was 4,(T74,(044 hales in 1860; in 1864 it
n as 1,700,0M0) hales, and yet this IHonse
still insists in destroing what is left by
retaining an ollppressive tax anddiscour
aIging the pilanlting of a new crop.
American cotton furnished tour-fiftbhs of
the total supply. Can bondholders have
conllidence in sunch suicidal legislation as
we furnish tliema '
A political reconstruction of those
States would not only have supp1lied
them with the reasalts of suplerior ecops,
but with immigraition, with capital, and
with cre(lit, whichl they 0o muc(h need.
This eause alone would have reduced the
premiumn on gold for the past two years
fully one-half-which sould have been
flfthen Der cent. on the revenues of the
Government for two years-say $1,000,
000,000. Here, then, is a direct loss of
$4,30,000,000 to the Government, be
sides the losses to the people in their
mutual exchanges.
What is the ditfference between
Noah's ark and Joan of Arl One was
made of wood-the other was maid of
"Grtat talkers are like broken pitch
ers, everything runs out ofthem.
* b;oi0y, temperance, and tranqnility
are nature's bestphysicela.
Tin thne-perds -sinbrauetegtd -ingn
is made in New York from Ja~lasica rum.
A 3ietatorshil far Grant.
The destructives at Washington, af
ter six years of hesitating and contra
dietory legislation, have at last deter
mined to extinguish the ten states of
the South, and to erect in their stead a
vast dictatorship in the hands of Gen
eral Grant. This radicalism, "built in
an eclipse and freighted with curses;"
bas passed on its destined course to
darkness and despotism, and hate and
What the secessionists failed to ac
oompliih by four years of civil war,
this achieves by:the stroke of the pen.
Ten states are not merely withdrawn
from the Union-they are obliterated
from the civil geography of the 'world.
It is treason to recognize them!
The Federal Union under the Consti
tution has ceased to exist. The milita
ry domination of tlhe South overshad
ows and blights what was left of liberty
at the North. The origiual counterpoise
of our system is destroyed, and an oli
garchy.controls what~was once arepub
General Grant's despotism is to ex
tend over a countryas large as all Eu
rope, and to emlpaooe a polpulation three
fold that of our colonies at the time of
the Revolution. Throughout this vast
domain, and.over all these people, the
sword is to rule, and the law is to be
The process by which the Executive
office has been emasculated is to be ap.
plied to the federal judiciary. An ar
my of 80,000 men at the South, and a
horde of hundreds of thousands of cor
rupt officials at the North, are to coo
bine to perpetuate their own power and
to extiuguish even the semblance of
liberty. The Presidential election of
1868 is to be a farce, unless the mad
ness of the people turns it into a trage
And General Grant, who is to be
crowned as dictator, what of him? Will
he accept this investiture? It is a pois
oned robe which will cling to his fester
ing sides, if he does. He has been si
lent and moderato and prudent, and
men have looked to him with some
hope. Will he make himself the point
of attack, the target of hate, the ceu
tral figure in the infamous usurpatiolo
Will he make his fellow-citizens forget
his hattles for the Union, in his victory
over the Constitution, his prostration of
civil liberty? They accredited his vic
tories in the field to the patriotic pur
pose of restoring the Union and re-es
t;abliahing the law. Will he now, in
the service of a faction, demand, "the
unconditional surrender" of all that is
vital in the Constitution, of all that
makes communitie free and honored,
and of the attributes of independence
ill the Executive and the judiciary? It
were better for him that he sriheathed
his sword in his own body than that her
should wield it in such a cause.--Alba
ny Argue.
A NonLn SINTI'.INT.-I look with
scorn upon the sell'il greatuess of the
wor:d, and with pity on the most giftedl
and prosperous in the struggle for of'
;ice and power; but I' look with rever
ence on the obscure man who ncunerN
for the right, who is true to a good but
petrsecuted cause.
There is but onut, solid pleasure in life;
and that is our duty. Hlow miserable
then, how unwise, how unpardonable
are they who make that a pain.
A WoRD TO YoUNG 3ME.N.-lMV friend
did you ever kuow, can you call to mimi
a single case of a plrscn, who, havimn
his own way to make in thet world, spent
his 4hime in tl'e street, in l'illiard sae|ous
rounid hotelh, or in alny form of dlissila
tlon 'or idleness, to sueeert in an endi
neluItlldeee in any e.uteji'iise? Look
over your lih:t of ftienlds andt actquniln
tances and their course. Do you not
find upon examination that those who
to-day are men of iflluence and honor
were the youth who made the mnost of
vailunble time, turning it to gool ac
count; and on the other hand do you fenot
find those who stood at the corners
with a cigar or pipe iii their mioult! wetnit
from bad to worse, from worse to rlin!,
Sadly must the answer be mad,.--o!h,
thea;t it were inot so-they have failed.
\Vill yon not profit by the exlWrieOct of"
otherst Go alot that way. Never be.
idle. E-very momentlof your time is a
golden one, use it as such; imnlrove the
mind; fix your eyes upon sonle noble oih
ject; he a man. The call is from lmenll,
will -on not he one of that number who
can say,-"I anm a man."
Beauty of youth. It is not true that
the youmtg not only appear but really
are, most beautiful in the presence of
those they los e It calls forth all their
Instead of saying things to make peo
pie stare and wonder, say what will
keep them from staring and wondering
hereafter, this is philosoplhy.
Value the friendship of him who
stnnds by yon in the storm; swarms of
insects will surround you in the saun
r The Montana Legislature has ex
emptted lawyers, editors and idiots from
serving on juries.
STwo girls in Iowa offer to walk to
Chicago in 5 days for $500. They can
do it if they don't happen to meet a man
on the way.
WHEtrns~-f all the weold's a stage,
and mens and women merely players,,
where are bs madienes and ordchestr
to come from?
A Bussdax LEaIND.-Whehn in St.
Petersburg the winter draws near to a
close, and the time is at hand for the
Neva to be freed from its icy covering,
the advent of a peculiar national fea
tival is anxiously e pected. The win
ter is very severe and telious in Rus
sia, and its end is therefore celebrated
with a great deal of pomp and ceremo
ny. All the world makes merry and
puts on its best clothes. No one must
fail to be present at the ceremony which
takes place on the banks of the river.
This is celebrated a few days before the
breaking up of the ice, the time of
wvhich event can always be determined
beforehand with considerable accurary.
Platforms for the court and the di
plomatic corps are erected on the banks
of the Neova, and police officers line the
brink of the stream in order to retaiu
the multidud'e which presses forward as
closely as possible to the shore, so as to
see to the best advantage, and which,
were it not for these precautions, would
crowd upon the ice, already weak
and unsafe, in such numbers as to
cause the most fearful accidents.
Suddenly the drunms beat, the bands
strike up, gold and silver epulettes glit
ter in the sun, and the Emperor tap
pears, followed by his whole retinue of
Two men go upon the ice and cut a
hole in it with an axe. As soon as this
is done an officer of the court fills a
glass with Nova water and hands it to
the Emperor, who, in accordance with
ain old traditionary usage, must drain
it to the last drop. After he has ac
comuplished this feat the Emperor tills
the goblet to the brimu with gold pieces,
which are the perquisites of the officer
who handed the water to his sover
This custom formerly led to the comi
cal, but, for the monarch, a very unconm
tortable abuse. The otlicer used to so
lest the glass from which the Emperor
was to drink, and in order to receive as
many gold pieces as possible, lie increas
etd ecids year the dimusensious of tile gob
let, instil at last the IEmilieror was coin
pelled to swallow a: full quart of water.
An end had then to be put to this
abuse, the size of the goblet was regu.
lated, and a limit tilled for the acqui
sitiveness ol the olfficial.
The ceremony concludesl with the
hblessing of the river bly the clergy.
After the Emnperor has drank the multi
tilde floc.ks to tilhe opening in the river,
and fills flasks brought for the purpose
with Neva water, which is taken home
and carefiully preserved.
THE Laruoa o W)OMAN.--A. woman
has no uatural giflt miore bewitching
thian a sweet launih. It is like the
sound of flutes on t he water, it leaps
'romt her in elear, splarkliag rill ; auii
the lheart that hears it feels as if bathed
in the cool, exlhil:aratiug s srinag. Have
-you ever pursuet d an unse'en fiugi
tive throutagh trees led on by a tairy
latasla, taw here, now there, now lost,
anow tiound 'I Ave have ; nid we alre
pursuing that wandering voice to this
uday. 8,naetiliues it eouails Ato us 1 n th
midstof at" a s, or so., ow, or ir'k: t;lso huil
Silness, andl thes we twlurn away landl helatar
it. rinlging ill the iaomia like a silver cell,
with lmwer to scare away the evil spirit
of tlinaid. llow Iiucth we owe to that
sweet l:nughh ! It. tutirs piro:e to paIr." 1v?
it tihugs iiowerr of suai,hine over the
l.t klie-.s( of Ithe wudul ill '.l.ich we arte
travellilng; it, touches with ligiht eveni
ore sleep, which is no mote than thle
ilmange of deatlh, but, is cosunatedll withs
• rac;mans that are shadows of imlunaottali
CEN. ( t.tT.--a lir of (en.Graut,
by C;ol. l.lth.auI an, a aieaibla-r of his stall',
just. publi.h-4d, it is staut{l aliaOllg attlier
lhiligs nt lhitierto k nownn to thie publi i
i'at the Genler:al was a slalvelhlllh-r, and
that.i about the time wheni suispl;iide(l by
llallecek, wlho at that time cancuilan.uaaded
the diel.arltumel.t. Whenl Hlihlick was
o'Ider'el to Vi+shaialgtsaai as military
adviser and coa ingualisa generartll, lie
otTereld tlheaslitiaillnd f o rI; aut's army at
Corinth to a qu.lrterlilastir ialniel Allen,
whose rank was that of coloiel.
tP1 The two ,ema;dinlg lawyers of Paris
have an income froit t heir airttlessioa of
ablout .thibty thaouisaald dotlla.ss lachLi,
sashd have sevela tillmCs as miII asch hIusinues
as thtey taiI attendl to. O)ie of tliema
t-iids l is ti nIae to eight yosang lawyer's,
w-lolm draw aip brietr. Tiaey haIve the
work and he the cred:lit auld the profit.
lIt is relateli of Ia Per.i:.n King
that being at a hunlttiag seat, he was
iltolit to hIave sams;e gaalllc dr,-ssad, halli
as there was 1o osalt a serv-lant was w~ ut
to fet'h somen fromn a xlt-iglahorialg vil
lags-, when tChe ilolnarrch ordleredl him to
pay the brice of the salt, tllhat thle exac- I
tioin nmighlt nft become a cnastotn andl
the villmage deisolated. lie was asked,
"Fromi this tiitle what inury can cn
sne?" and repllied : "Oplression was
bmrought into tihe world fronm small tie
a'aiiniings, which every new c('omt'er has
I.creased, until it has reacmhedl the pres
ent degree of enormrity, If thle maon
archl were to eat a single apple frion
the gasden ot a peasaxat, the servuants
would pull up the tree by the roots,
andl if the Sultan orders five e.ggs to 1w
taken by force, his soldiers will aijit a
tllouasaad fowls. Tihe iaiqauitons tyrans
remaaineth not, bait the (ulr.ses of mau
kind rest on hlim forever."
I ---- --
Mexico is gettimgr'oa finely withl that
Iion dom -oufetrred pllon her by
Bew a lhe sake of the Monroe dcle
trine. 5veraI ot her Congressmenn elect
are in prison and others are hiding to
avoid being put in.
LovE AND MAUUlAGtl.--It is unwise
to hope for domestic happiness in the I
possession ofa single favorable trait of' i
character; it is better to look for a coin
bination, and they are most to be con
gatulated who can discern and woo and
win the possessor of the largest number
of good points. First of all, the man c
whom you love, the women whom you
adore, should certainly possess a high I
sense of right and wrong; next bodily
health; and thirdly, moral bravery, a
courage to be industrious, economical j
and self denying. With these three e
traits, priuoiple, health, and a soul that a
can dare and do all that one ought to, t
domestio felicity will abide. Noue t
ought to marry who cannot command
the means of enabling them to
live in comfort according to th.eir sta
tiou in life, without grinding econo
It is useless to talk about love in a I
cottage. The little rascal always run
away when there Ji no bread and but- a
ter on the table. There is more
love in a full flour barrel than all the
roses and poisue and woudbiuoes that e- a
er grew.
No'mechanic should marry until he
is master of his trade; nor a profession- 1
al man until his income is adequate to i
the st.yle of life which he determines e
upon ; nor the merchanut, until his clear a
annual gains are equal to his domes- a
tic expenditures, unless, indeed, there a
are, in either case, independent and i
unconditional sources of income.
No man ought to marry who has to I
work like a horse from morning until
night to supply family necessaries, a
whether it to be by brain or body ; e
for if the body is thus made a dludge, a
it perpetuates impaired power to the a
r.,ce ; while if the brain is overwrought 1
its etleets will be seen in children of a
tfeeble intellect, if, indeed, they be not
demented. To calculate, therefore, on
a reasonaoble share of dotmestic enjoy
wmet,' the parties most interest.edt
should aim to find in each other as
may be of high moral principle, of bodi
ly health and aither the actual posses
sion of ta suitable nmaitenauce, or an
individual ability to secure it without
pcradvelniturc. re.
tl' "The sound of your hatmmer,."
saiy. Franlklin, "at five in the muoranilng"
or at nine at night, heard by it creditor
makes him easy six months longer t
but it' he sees you. at a billiard table, or
hears your voice at a tavern whe.t you
athotuiht be at work, he sends for his
money the next day."
±W' Men's wantts vary. One mai
wants a wife; anlother don't. One allan
wants to be ritih; another is content
with only a hunidhed thousand or two.
Omne malll waniU; a: tine horse, anlother 11
nlliu house. One iiant waiits ollice (a
ipretty coutineou weaktness), another
shunll.s it. One maIlin lwan t holnors, anL
other don't care a fig for tliheil. Oine
ulan likes to haIve alot of lpretty girls
for aciluantantlces, another (a iImain of l an
laste iasd aenltilnent, et' clulrse) woli'L
look at theimi. One nilan wants to le a
swell, and another rather like;s the con
tr;actiug lproces. o ltn a nlad so tiorth.
No two lienl are precisely alike in these
and other maIters.
E-'Our flowern lay.a bliglhted our
aicl tire tles; ltryedl, our orinaimenlts .to
leh'i ; llnt our beautifull thoughts alre
with itus alwaiys, under all circii.aasta:nces
of riches sand Ievel l y, health anld sick
ness, suice(ss or ilsapapoihtmienit. Theyv
arle lllre surely. and salely our own
than aily jewel we can po:weas, aii.nl
lwhliat is lLtiter attil we cani iiing tlt-ni :
itat andl share them with other:n with
out the le:ast fear or grudging, lwaonsea
neither friend lnor eunemu can rob ua of
r_' No ilind so bright linut drink
will befool it; the happiest it will till
with nmisery ; the tinrsest health di.oi
pation will shl:tter ; no bulsiineSs se
thlivi ing that VWhisiy ecianiot spohil.
L-" A Texas editor, on being nakedl
how he got along with ia palpel, sa;aid I
he had written one editorial and shlot
It'drete ircen in the pr-eviuus twelve
mI ointi tlus.
1i" W'h,'ui we hbak (1down Tlion tlhe i
earth, we thilnk of tIhe pas; wheni we
look up to the asky we think of the fa
or iStruggl's gi.e llstrenth. At mAan
or il woman llthat has never bc'ue coiapell
ed to struggle hardIly has any conceptionl
of rtrengtli. It is the .torin that. tests
tiee power land worth of the ship. Thel
worlil progrese;ed bly tlhe workers; ia
4o)her word., the strngg.lers. P'eoplh'
I who tlhink tihe condition of struggle anl
Sunirfortnunate ote alid to 1w Ilanmeutedl, tio
Sriot it e tile btarings of lite a tid tle best
dstin'y of the race. Think in the midstt
oif your stralggles that it is to iw the
rnakingi of you, and that under it you
get power slad strength.
1W" It is thought by malny that the
caaing of Sumner lby Brooks, and t!he
illura ilg of old Thiadl Stevens' Iron
VWorks by the Confederates, are among
tahe monst implortatt events it American
" history, as they very largely coaltrtinted
to convert ten Stat, a into Five Mon
arc!hics. The Soulth is too poor to pay
lior the Iron \WorksA , bat ooa't some doe
tor cure Snuaner's back 'lI
A Taru.--A man, wbile playing
ae rds felloff hischair in a fit. After
t half an hour's steady application of
o remedies hlie recovered, and Imlmediately
ilnquired, "What are trumps?"
A Tovca"NO, PAsSGE.- ow -elo
qunently does Chateanbriand reply to the
iuquir.y, "Is there a CGod '"
"There is a God ! The herbs of te
valley, the cedara of the mountaia, bless
ium ; the insects sport in His beams;
the elephant salutes Him with the riaijng
orb of day ; the thunder proclaina$ Him
in the heavens; the ocean deolaree
Himt immensity. Man alobe has said
'There is no God !' Unite in thought at
the same instant the most beautifhl.ohb
jecta in nature ; suppose that you see at'
once all the hours of the day and all the
seasons of the year ; a morning of
spring and a morning of autumn ; a
night bespangled with stars and a night
cerered with clouds ; meadows enamel
pd with sowers and hoary with snow ;
fields gilded by tints of autumn-thea
alone you will have a just conception of
the universe. While you are gazing upon
that sun which is plunging under the
vault of the West. another observer al
mires him emerging from the gilded
gates of the East. By what ineonceiv
able magic does that aged star, which in
sinking, fatigued and burning in the
shade of the evening, re-aplsar at the
same instant, fresh and humid, with the
rosy dews of morning ' At every
instaat of the day the glorious orb is at
once rising, resplendent at noonday, and
setting in the Vest ; or rather our son
ses dc'ceive us, and there is, properly
speaking, no East, West, North or South
inll the world. Everything reduces it
s·lf to a single point, from whence the
King of Day sends forth at once a tri
ple light in one substance. The bright
splendor is perhaps that which nature
can present that is most beautiful, for
while it gives us n indea of the perpetu
al umagniticence nd resistless power of
God, it exhibits at the anme time a sai
niug image of the glorious Trinity."
In reply to a paper which called Gene
ral Shleumau "the coming man," a Geor
gia journal pettishly says it hopes he
is not coming that way again.
A Paris Phyicican says that six ei
gars a dlay will shorten a man's life five
years. That twelve cigars will shorten
it ten years, and a proportionate nuni
ber will kill him on the spot.
Ten deaths to one birth is the ratio
aimoing the happy "free" negroes of
The Mongrel party struck boldly for
negro sutfrage, bunt found only, its twin
sister, cg,'o slfecr.ng.
The Albany Jolurnal asks this perti
namit question: "If HIaneock became a
second Washington for obeying orders,
is not he who issued the orders a greater
tihan WVasninagtoun, That is the question
whiich P'residelnt Johnson would have
placed at the bottom of his Hancock
mnessage it modesty had not restrained.
So he generously left it to be inferred.
For it put in words, it wonld have torn
every buztton from every waistband on
the conltiilxent."
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A )ost on jioirnal calls :tention to the
fac•t that there is an inmmigration of
Atlerlicatlls to (Geriany, as we.I as Ger
i:iuanS to this eoudntry. It says this is
oW intm to the increasing cost of living in
the Ila itcdl States, san.l that persons of
Iixcdl roclderate'- in(.co"nes have discovered
that livi: i nd ii dueuation cost fatr less
illn 4eritlmny thatn in American cities;
theyu are nettling in malny of the conti
n-tntal towns. In S tuntgardt the
Aii.ricalzs outnumber the English resi
The rumor that Secretary Seward
larn: ltouht Stan3o,,'s rihg, Jupiter's
Irul i0s1 anlº a half dozen asterroids, is
France h:as already raised something
mre thain tilre, millions of francs for
the p'ope, anld Belgium 36i4,000 francs.
for the salne object.
Milwi.nke, has olHicially decided the
vtlne o', a mai's beard. In n fight, a
rI.tliau n.ulled out at m:an's beard, and the
court awarded him $15 damages.
T inrAY. ('o'rToN CUL(.TrURE.-The Tn
diani colton cultulre is the subject of a
haes report of the Cotton Commission
erm of Indhia. They represe::t 611,722
;lcrie5as Inder cortori ill the central
rolviuces, tand lsi;1,789 in Bomlbay.
iii the former there is much the same
.iCrcage as last year, or 6 per cent of
the cultivated land. In Bombay it is
le:s, the area int 186i-'7 having been
i,978,4,1 c;t.res.
A Bangor Jludge, refuses to hear di
vorc.e c;:.ses lhis term, because the cold
weather is likely to bring the parties
together again if they are let alone.
There is a man in the Georgia Con
vention nam,d Straightback, one in the
Louisiana Convention named Pinch.
back, while in all the Conventions that
have been held there has been a large
sprinkling or Farnmpblck We know an
honest (German in Washington corati
(we believe) named Standback, whom
we insist upon the people of that coun
ty sending to the Texas Convention.
Yes. let us have a Sftandback in our Ose
venltion, to give the proper cheLek to ae
Sro legislation.-[J.l ournart.
It mayr not be ge4oaally kLaw ,tt
Kansasis more tbhan twice as.larng as
the State of New York.
Washington O ity, by the *mthut
cenas jact completdd, ematshi
popsulation of T,957 whlts
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