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tttVMW BVBRf rtUASDAT 4t. A Hit IN ADVANCE 1MOI.I1 COME CENTS, CHAS. Martin, jr, ' ATTORNEF AT LAW, 'TT,MttIS80rKl. l ILL preetle in all th Courti of th Third W Jndfolat Dlstriot.. Sjwelal attention given M taeoiiioi;aBu. vsnse B; W. WHEELER, Atteraay i Law ui Matary ThMIc NEW HOPE, MO. ITf ILL attend to Mr Professional business VV the Court! of Linooln, Warren, Plk and aiontgoaery counties. Ip7'71a3jl GEO. Ii. C0L.1L1ER, PROTOGRAPER, TBOY, MISSOURI GALLERY SOUTU OF BALLINGER'3 DUUO STORK. Photograph Album and Picture Frames For Sato at Lowest l'rlcos. ! Call and look at my picture p7n3f T. J. WEBB, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troys Missouri, 117 ILL promptly attend to legal business special attention given to Collecting. T2T Office with J. B. Allen, In the old P. 1 building. von29yl E. Ii. SYDNOR, DENTI8T, TROY, M:S80URI, A TTENDS to all kinds of DENTAL WORK Li. ana guoraniecsperiecisatisiaetion. pOr Office Front room over 0.0. Ransdell Boot and Shoe Store. febZBn8 J. 0. GOODRICH. W. W. BIRKHEAD GOODRICH &RIRKHEAD, DENTISTS, TROY, MISSOURI. DR. BIRKHEAD will be in the office all tho time. Dr. GOODRICH Kill only bo here from time to time, duo notice of which will be given. U for tho PAINLESS extraction of ceth administered at all timet by Dr. Birkhead, August 31, 1H71. T6n26.'l IK. IV. ITIcLELLAIV, Jtl. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Offico at M. S. Bellinger's Drug Store R. C. MAG RUBER, ATTORN E AT LAW, CAP-AU-GRIS, MISSOURI Will practico in tho Courts of the Third Judical A. V. McKEE. WM. FRASCIEtt McKEE & FRAZIER ATTORNEYS AT LAW, . TROY, MISSOURI Will practice in all tho counties of the Third Judicial Circuit, undin tho Supreme Court or the state. men ly WALTON & CREECH, ATTORNEYS AT 1AW AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS, TROY, MISSOURI. AY ill practice In all the Uourts of the Third Judicial Circuit, and the Supremo Court of the State. All business entrusted to their care will be I romptly attended to. Offlco ovor Dr. S. T. Bait'a Drag stoic. Offioe Lours from 9 a- nuto 1 p. m. vo!6n2 F. T. WIL.L.IAMS, . AJTORNEY AT LAW. AND NOT A R Y-P'CBEIC, WlRRETO, MO. January 1, ,1869 Inly J. R. GAFF. . Q. V. COLBERT. GAFF & COLBERT, ATTORNEYS; AT LAvyV Troy, Missouri. n 111 attend to any professional business In th Courts or LInooIn, Warren, Montgomery and St. Charles, and in the District and ' Supreme Courts. " vTnllyl HENRY QUIOLEY. "I XUQBNK N, B0NFIL8. qUIULEY & BONF1XS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Conveyancers & Heal Estate Agents, TBOY, MO, T ILL. praotice In the various Courti of the inira judicial Dlstslot (Pike, Warren, Montgomery and Lincoln). Having been en. gaged for two years past in making an abstract of till of all real estate In Lincoln oounty, tboy hero peoullar facilities for furnishing at short notice a complete abttraot ot title of all the tanas in taia oounty. Jul j 28. 1870. SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MED ALS AWARDED. THE GREAT Baltimore Piano MaRuraclory, WM.KNABE&CO., Manufacturer of tQMAND 8QFAIB AND UPRIGHT fiJVOA FORTES, Bntimorej Mid. These Ini'trnmoata hare been before the Publio for nearly Thirty Yean, and upon their excel lence alone attained an tmjmnkaKdpnniiumn, which pronounce (hem unequaltd In - . TONE, TOUCH, W0BKMAN8HIP Anil DURABILITY. Aa 8"' bav eur H.wlm proTed OuuTinno 604.1 and AgraSe Treble. fiSTi i " '4 ,p'eU, to oar lata i Hi? iprTMenli. In ORAND PIANOS l.o8Q.Wv. PRANDR., fo.,dA In . "oVhe? th.S h'.I i.W,.!hf W,M Portion IV bwn ttelned. Eterjr fruno vmir Warranted for FIt. WM. K If ABE at CO.. aaltlKan Bf ssisisYsh LINCOLN COUNT! VOL. 7. CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE Males and Females, TROY, M1HSUORI, THE SECOND TBRM OP TnR Btrrtr a v. J. NDAL BESSION of Troy Christian Instt- mi, win commence on MONDAY, FEBRUARY, 12, 1873, and close on Wednesday, June 2th. TERMS FOR TWENTY WEEKS. Boarding 175.00 Collegiate Departmens 20.00 Academlo " J, 15,00 Primary " 7,10 Contingent Fee ..... ...... 1,00 Gorman, Fres,"Music, Drawing and Book Keeping, ira. Wo hare increased our Faculty by the add! tlon or one or more teachers, ami fnl nM under present arrangements, to giro Students all tne auraniago mcy will nsvo elsowhere. We have room in tho Boarding department for a large number of boardors, and II Students ore entrusted to our exclusive care, both in the school and in the family, we will be responsible vhiiui. nunu wun us. uy en trusting children to us, parents mav t'ntl that they will be as carefully guarded as at their uwu UV1UVS. we wont Active, Earneat yountT Men 11a J.auiea, who realise tho Importance of 1110, anu apprcclato good advantages. MST One half or all bills are rim. th. Diuaoni enters j remainder at close of Term " sh.i.v 011 me ooservaiicc 01 this re qulrement. Charges date from beginning of Term, excent on special contract. No deduotlon savo for nrb. tracted aiokness. Addrea J. R. CAFF, A. M.. President. TO HOUSEWIVES ! TROY BAKERY. qnniS BAKERY WILL SUPPLY Y0TJWITU. Lirht, IIcnllliHiI Bread, Cheaper than you can matte it, and tave you the vexation of often teeing all your Yeattand Dough turn out badly. The spring and summer season will soon be here, and In order to make it profitable to my customers by rurnishing them bread cheaper than thoy have heretofore boon able to got it, I will sell tickets, each or which will be good for a ten cent loaf or bread, at tho rate of 13 for $1, thus giving $1.30 worth of bread for a dollar. MY STOCK OF CONFECTIONERIES IS LARGE AND VARIED, AND I KEEP THE FINER QUALITIES AS WELL AS STICK CANDIES. Also, Figs, Raisins, &c, and all kinds of Cakes Pound, Sponge, Lemon, Tea, Scotch and Ginger. All kinds of Cakes and Pastries made to order. All orders should be given at least two nays in advance. NEW OPENING! I have iustovened out a NEW AND COMPLETE STOCK of J1 .-m m m m .... J vtooas in tne oncK omldinq of Mess. wooijouc t? urews, adjoining Jar. Withrow s saddle and harness store. and will keep on hand Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, COMPLETE STOCK OF Queensware, &c, The Season being short I have determined TO REDUCE OUtMEJEt PRICES ON ALL Q00DS. " As I realised considerable loss by the burning of my home, store and stock, I earnestly call npon all persona who owe me to settle, I need the money. JOS. HART. Troy, Mo., Nor. 30,1871. J. B. ALLEN. WM. T. BAKE ALLEN Sc BAKER. Atiemeys-al-Uw, Agtats suit lis. Coapaiy aatJ Real Estate Ageits, . TROY, MISSOURI. t , , , ', , WS bav a .ammber of good firm' for saU, , , among which are tb following t 111 Acre. Farm of Wm. Crouch, I mile front Trey., Well imiiv(joV ' ' 80 Acrea. J , Farm of 9. B'.. Elliott, in tha madt batwean Wright City and Trujton, Improvements good. 8O Acre. Farm of 11 iah Owlnca. known aatha San. defer alaoe. t miles watt of Troy, near Mexico A 40 Acre. Bolonglnglog to th estate ef Jos, Deleel, Ohanlllla;' v 1 ! Oslc la th elf! P. o. Bulldtne; ef W. A. APVEKTIBK TOUt BUSINESS IN THE MIBA'uJ f.HD IT WIIX PAY. TROY, MO., THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1872. SPEECH, OF HON. T. G. BUTT 1 orrosmoH to "Lceftr KHra llll." DurioK tha diiooision on to tot entitlid "An tot to facilitate the oonstruotlon of railroad in Missouri, bettr known. a tn ie,uuu,uuu railroad bill, air. T. Q Hutt ot Lincoln oountr said: Mr. Speaker: Tba aubjaot under consideration haa aroused in my mind more aerioua thoughts than any that has been presented for onr consideration daring either the regular or adjourned session of tho Twenty aixth general as sembly. It ts one that looks not only to piling up our already Heavy state debt and affording tho harpies of cootraots jods ana swindling, sucu a golden oppor tuntty as thoy seldom look on, but it strikes at the very vitals of onr organic law. It is proposed, sir, to give to. each ten miles of completed railroad 87:500 si- . .si A - ' . , yiii suiie, until mo enormous sum ot. eighteen millions of the peoples' money nas oecn, in tma manner, oxbaustcd T . t .... now, sir, wnere is mat money to come from? It is not in onr treasury. That is empty, and wo are already indebted I J .L-i . .. ueyona mat, m a sum equal to tna sought to bo raised for the purposes 0 iuib urn. Auu nv mum issue our DOrJQ and put them on the market to raise th amount. Remember, Mr. Speaker, you cannot give these bonds into tho bands of the railroad companies that ould be too plain a violation of the constitution for even the most devoted friend of the measure to perpetrate. To hide the shal low deception, the circumlocution office must be, resorted to ; the bonds sold by tne proper omeer ot tno state, tbe fund arisiog from tho sale put into the tress ury, and then paid out to the several rauruaa cumpauics. 41 tne CITIDg tne bonds directly to the railroads violator - 1 1 f . Ti .1 . I the constiiotioo, doen not the mod proposed as effeotually do the same thing indtreotly ? Is not one as palpable a violation of the constitution as the other? To mv mind it admits of no doubt, nor do I believe the honest yeomanry of the country, those who have to pay the taxes by sturdy toil and bard labor, will be able to look upon it in any other lii;hi despite the casuistry of the railroad peculators, their aiders and ubottors. I am no lawyer and do not pretend to mike a legal argument in this case. I prefe to leave that branch of the subject for abler and wiser members than myself to discuss. Tho friends of this measure paint in glowing colors and gilded word the magnificent strides to wealth and prosperity which are to follow tbe pas sage of this law. Thoy point with pride and cntnnstasm to tbe rapid advance m woalth and material development which Missouri baa mad since tuo advent railroads, clamoring, as many of thctp do that this is in lareo part if not wholly due to the roads now in aotivo operation in our stato. ijet us oxamtno this sub jeot a little. About tho year 1848 or 0, many acres of land in the oounty which I have the booor to represent, woro entered in tho land omces then at Palmyra and St Louis, for the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, and before single mile of road had been built north of the Missouri river a great deal of that same land could not have been purobased lor teas tnan ten dollars per acre Did the same result follow ? Was that the result after the completion of tbe N. N. railroad wbiob runs within a fow mites of ray country line ? Certainly not. 1 no prices ot those lands rose 1 little, in value prior to the "late unpleas antness. While the war was rairiuir everything. was stagnant in tbe way of ouyinir and selling roal estate. Property or an omtr descriptions took an unpre cedented rise; Not owing to the advan taces of railroads however, for they were generally bristling with bayonet, and many of tboso living adjacent thereto were compelled to leave their homes and seek a safe retreat in moro sequestered Quarters. But. sir. after tbe war oloied tbe unprecedented increase of tho circu lating medium in the shape of greenbacks and national ourrenoy gavo a new impotus 10 tne purcnase or real estate. The exorbitant prices tbe farmers bad been and wore recotying for their live stock, tobacco and erain. nroducod a nlethorio oondition of their pockets, filled almost to overflowing with greenbacks. What will we do with it? was the question very grave doubt seized the publio mind as to the ability or tbo goneral government to pay us debt. Tho most natural a,d ready way to dissolve tbe doubt was to invest in roal estate. Prices rose rapidly, and sales were easily made. The price had only to be named and the bargain was made. Anothercause added no little, to the onhanood value of and lively transactions in land. Many immi grants from tbe old states as irell as from Europe, some having been de.errod from ooraing; hither in consequence of the x istance of 'slavery, to whioh they had an aversion, and others leaving their homes in tba 8onthsrnl ind Middle states, be cause or , tne desolation of v tbo war, flocked hither and sought home Ha our midst. NotwitbstandioR all these causes tbe prices ot those lands roae in value incomparably, leas thai they had jdone from th impetus given by theinflokof gold from California, and to-day, air, it would be dlmeuit to realise: in essb, a muoh larger sues for thoso lands than could have 'been, obtained .before th war. 1 tint this IS not an. What laxesHo wo have to pay now, and what did we havol to pay in ante-bellum days? In my own oounty, and I believe tn!nos4 of the tnral distriots, the rate was ib eaaw, one eighth of one per cent, for stato, and the am amount for countv purposes, being twenty-five eenta on the hundred dollars. was the maximum of taxation then. That too, mind you,was on an assessed valuation of one-half, and less, of the present val uation, assessor tn those days rarely ever valuing real estate at more tban one third or one-fourth of its intrinsic worth. Now. my opinion is, that 2 per cent., or 82 50 on every Q1UU, is not moro than a fai average of what is paid by the people of tbe state to-day. And, Mr. speaker, let us analyze this and look at tbe result One hundred -acres of fair land, of th quality of which I have been speaking if unimproved, wonld havo been assessed in my county at not more than four dot lara par acre; the tax on that at twenty five cent per hundred would bo ono dol lar. Now, tho samo lands are put at not less than eight dollars' per aoio, whioh would givo a tax, at two dollars and balf per hundred, of twenty dollars. It may be contended that tho enormous in crease of our taxes has resultod from looal oauses : that our state taxes are not much increased. Let us examine this a little. As 1 before stated, previous to the appropriation for said roads, our stato tax wbb one-eighth ot one per cent., and that too, on a valuation of one hundred per cent. less on tbo real value ot tbe land Tho enhanced value of real estate claimed to be double what it was. For examplo: a traot of one hundred acres of land, in those primitive days of happy ignorance, worth really ten dollars pe acre, would not bo assessed at more than fita dollars per acre, giving an aggregate of nve hundred dollars. Uoe eighth 0 ono per cent, on that amount would be ixty-two and a half cents. Tbo iiame land, if doubled in value by railroads or other causes, would be taxed at ten dol lars per acre, which would givo an agcre gate of one thousand dollars. Ono fourth o( one per oent. for railroad debt, aud the same amount for ordinary expenses of government, would be fifty cents on the hundred dollars, giving a tax of five dollars, which wo now have to pay, in stead of sixty two and a balf cents, as formerly. We should bear in mind, also that a great proportion of our local taxa tion is occasioned by appropriations for railroads a very largo number of tbo counties having subscribed sto:k for such enterprises. Tho peoplo who are not crazed with railroad on the brain will bo able to appreciate these facts. lhe passage of the bill will also lend a new impetus to tho subscription ol stock to railroads by counties, cities, and townships, already swelled to such vast proportions as to appall many who are engaged in it, and threatening to bring into serious doubt our ability to pay no cording to promise our immensu debt While, thereloro, it will increase state taxes, it will havo the effect of further increasing local taxation also. Now, etr, will you toll me that lhe land owner contemplates this result with feelings of very pleasurable emotions? It is certainly not a consummation that any of us would look upon with exultant joy. 1 ho trionus ot this measure emu late tbe fancy of tbe poets in their pio turcs of the beautiful valleys, tbe fertile fields, the Bowery prairies, the rich mines of iron, lead, marble and granito, and tell us in lugubrious strains that all these bounties so strewn aronnd ns by tbe Ivaish hand of nature, will lie as so much barren rock or sandy desert unless we appropri ate this oighteen' millions of dollars for railroad constructtoq. Do that, and tho iron, coal, lead, and all other of tho usual and valuable minerables will sponlane ously leap to the aurfaoe of the earth. and become, utilized as by the wand of an enohanter that the cereals and olber products will start np as by magic and await tbe reaper band. Jiut in mourn ful strains tbey bewail the sad fate that awaits our our beloved land should we fail to pass this bill. Iowa, Kansas, Ne braska and all the states around us will have their network of roads, their lands mproved, their resources developed, their mraigration while we will be left 1 howling wilderness. Sir, do they sup pose we -are gulls to be caught by such olap-trap? Docs not every gentleman on this floor know if there ts good land and valuable ores anywhere in this region of the United States, that men of energy, sense and capital will discover and settle on them and develop them I I well r member when tho so-called Platto pur chase, comprising those rich counties on the northwest border of our state, was thrown open for settlement by tbo United States government what a rush there was to obtain land there. They did not wait for tbe authorities at Washington or Isewbere to mako a railroad lor them. but with tho instincts and manliness of the pioneer and the far rcoing shrewd ness of tho universal Yankee nation. rushed forward to whore their instincts led, and soon settled that country with a more dense, if not a better, population. than the' older parts of the state. What is the history of California? You all know it. When thounews spread broad that gold was there, did tbe for- uno seekers wsit for railroads to trine. port them tbithor? No, sir ; every eon- veyaocov was brought into requisition, froa! the horse wagon evau dowsp to the wheelbarrow. And what has been, now ts, and will be again. Wherever there are good land and valuable orea. the good praotieal sense of tbe Amerioan peoplei wilt, find them, and their inge aulty end capital W brought into requi sition to utilize them. , t But we are admonished not to aaaka the charge that this appropriation will givo.rise to swindling, and cheating: tba state, That as enly he puerile emana tion of a weak mind. I lay no claim to great wisdom, I have no presoieooa that looks to the future and realises mv eilded sobemss. Others assy possess this occult HERALD NO. 12. gift. I do riot. Tbe guide I profess to follow ia the lamp of experience, When the thirty eeven millions whioh we have appropriated for the construction of rail roads in the state were sought to be given, we won told that enr taxes would not be increased,- because the enhanced valne of the laid through whioh those- rosdii would run, and the boundless riches brought by untold thousands who would rush to our state, wwuld so augment our taxable wealth that no increase of taxes would be required to meet our fioancial necessities. The result 1 have shown, and you all know. A comparison has been instituted bo tween tho states ot Ohio and Kentucky. The former cheokered all over with her miles of road, dotted with cities and vil lages and teeming with an overflowing population. Tho latlter with few rail roads, fewer large cities and a less dense population. Are tho people of the latter state less happy and contented, have thoy lewer of the comforts of lite, and are they less satisfied with their stato? I think not, and I venture to affirm that the lands of equal richness and fertility in Kentucky are worth as muoh money taking into consideration tbe value of the improvements, aa those in Ohio Gentlemen make the assertion that even if every dollar originally invested in rail road in the statu is lost to tho govern ment, we have made tho best possible use we could have made of the money. What a terriblo misfortune it was for our state that such sago counsels had not guided our delegates when our present constitution was framed, that they might have seen it in the same light, and net have inserted in that instrument a clause of prohibition against lending giving would suit our nodern Solons best the aid of the state to railroads. And if they are correot, why does not some one of them rise to the sublime height of offer ing an amendment to blot out that ini quitous section 7 Sir, I can toll you why tbey do not do it. lhe peopl would see the true object, and kill the bantling before it ever breathed. The disguise would be too thin : the pone trattng publio eye would look througr it and strip it from tho backs of its authors. Mr. Speaker, wo are looked to by our constituents for some relief from tbeir already intolerable burdens of taxation. They ask ns for bread ; shall wo give them a stone 7 Tho Democrats of tho houso camo with promises of retrench mcnt and reform, but not a single measure have wo passed looking in that direction except the revenue bill, and porbaps tho road and school law, which aro now in the senate, with tho chances of their ever becoming laws extremely problemat ical. With this bill are others now be fore us to increase our indebtedness many thousands of dollars beyond the ordinary and necessary expenditure, and all with lair prospects of being passed A word in regard to tbe report of the majority of the committee in charge of this bill. Tbo prosperity of Great Brit ain, her high position among tbo nations of tbe world in tbe fine arts, in literature, in manufactures, and in commerce, are pointed to with commendablo pride, and we are mvited to emulate her example. Do they tell us how long that great nation was in arriving at this eminence? Do tbey tell us what proportion of ber great achievements wero accomplished by railroads, and what subsidies were granted to tbem t No, sir, tbey do not : and I would in all candor ask those gentlemen if, aooording to tbe age of the two nations. the United States have not advaaced with more rapid strides in all .those several departments than Great Britain has ever done ? The answer is so plain that be who runs may read. ' Tbey tell us tbat the state has been clear gainer in the establishment of rail roads in this state, many millions of dol lars over and abovo the amount given in their construction, and arcuo as if the roads belonged to the stale, when in fact and in truth, tbe state 00 more owns the railroads tban it does the steamboats that ply our rivers, tbe foundries, tho machine shops, tho factories, the hotels, or even the houses that adorn our cities and towns all of whioh are as mnoh bane faotors of the peoplo a the railroads, and are necessary auxiliaries in our maroh of prosperity, 'ibe same argument that wonld demand a subsidy for the railroads would apply with equal force to all other works and structures tbat civo employ ment to labor and afford n market for our produce. Will thoy tell us, sir. that we are bound to make appropriations of tbe people's money for all tbe works of publio J . 1 ...HI... Q 111 .1 uvauiugu auu uiiuiy ( 11 mey uo, men to carry tbeir logio to its legitimate con olusion, a demand ia made upon us to fur nish subsidies lor building steamboats, founderies, factories, store houses, hotels, Bd arorytbiog else that will bring immi gration to our state, enhance i.ta taxable wealth, furnish .employ ment for our peo pie and a market lor tbcir'produot. No selfish or sordid consideration act- nates me, Mr. Speaker, in my .opposition to this measure,' On tbe cooirsrr everv consideration of interest promote mo to aupport It. My own county has ae good farming lands as Its js Northeest Mis souri it hss beds of ooal from six to twenty ope feet in thiokne. of as'fib qualities aa.oan be fonnd anywhere,; Al inougn mey pave not oeen developed to reach the best qualities, the ooal from these mines received the firei premium iv. iK. r..v.-t 1 a k from wipm.imi auu AKTicwitarei fair is St. Louis last fall. Tbey have been discovered, wherever spaght for, in a surface pi miles in extent. My oouaty bis maAe an ppeop'riation' ot three hun dred thoassnd dotlara the only debt she owos an& grading will soon be com. pleted through her entire length. The TJBRMS OF ADVERTla)lJ. Oa ftqnar (10 llns)erlssi, on lVrllcV...H 10 Each additional inaertlo 71 Administrators' Nolle.s.....M.. a 0) Final Settlement Mollett.... ........... ...... ti Stray' Notices (slogl. stray 00 Kaeh addltloeal'stray th same nolle i to jBBr A Liberal "Dedietloa will U ante to yearly advertisers. .. . r, completion of ihet'road is bv no meana a certainty, thoagb wo have a fair prospect of that result. Added to.thu, the' farm on which I reside is cat from one corper nearly to another; tbroogh my cultivated fields, in a traverse direction for a die tance of more than a mile. That tin. seemly gash stands there now. Pasa.tbis bill and speedily will be heard the iron horse with his abrill whistle passing through the county,-securing me a larger price for my land, at least enhancing its vaioe immediately. Uut, air, before I will consent to this iniquitoni measure violating the constitution of our state, imposing upon the peoplo an addition to the taxation under which thoy are to day groaning and giving to the cormorants of the "ring" another prize in which to in sert their greedy beak and talons that unseemly pa?h may remain in my laud forever, and I will suffer tho consequnces. Gentlemen toll us that the capitalists and railroad men ure looking on us, watching our, actions, and if we do not pass this measure, then farewell to all future aid lor the development of the resources of our state. Sir, I know but too well that the first part of that declaration is trne. The harpies of the railroad ring are not only watching us from afar, ready to exclaim with the war horse, ah I ha I when we pass this bill.'but tbey are here in our midst. 'I hey' may be seen in Pharisaical guise standing on tbe streets, at tbe corners, almost ubiquitous, and there ii scarcely a member of this house who has not been approached by tbem in stealthy innocent guise, either covertly or openly. , In view of all these circum statlccs I should bo recreant to tbe oath I have1 taken to my constiuents and to myself were I to vote for the measure. In the language of tho illustrious ssge of Ashland, whose counterfeit presentment adorns the wall of this house, "I have no hand to do it ; I have no heart to do it ; I cannot I will not do it." Oi the Ice. "Marie Ann went to tbe front door, last evening, to see if the paper had come. She had been delivering a short address to me concerning what she i pleased to term my 'cold molasses style' of moving arouuJ. As aha had opened the door sho remarked, 'I like to see n body movo quick, prompt, emphatic,' that waa all ; but I heard some one bump ing down the steps in a most prompt and emphatic manner, and I reached the door just in time to see my bettor-halt sliding across tno siaewaik, 10 a sitting posture. 1 suggested, as she limped back to the door, that there might be such a thing as too much celerity ; but she did not seem inclined to carry 00 the conversation, and I started for my office. "Right in front of me, on the slippery sidewalk, strode two independent knights of St. Crispin. They wore talking over their plans for the futuro, and aa I over took them, I beard one of tbem say : 'I have only my two bands to depend on; but that is fortune onough for any man who is not afraid to work. I intend to paddle my own canoe. I believe I can make my ewn way thronch the world' bis feet slipped out from under him. and he oame down in the shape of a biz v . x iuiu mm ns oouia never msice his way through the world in that direction, unless he camo down harder, and that if be did ho would come throueh amonsr the 'heathen Chinee,' and he was reallv grateful for tbe interest I manifested. He invited me to a place where' fee never forms on the sidewalk. "Then I slid alone behind a InvW couple on their way to beer Madame Anna Bishop. Their tunds were frozen together. Their hearts beat as one. -Said he: 'My own, I shall think nothing of hard work if I can make vou harm. It shsll be my only aim to surround you with comfort. My syupstby shall lighten every sorrow, and through the path of life I will be your stay and snnnort : your ,' he stopped. Hi speech was too nowcry lor Ibis climate, and aa I passed by she was trying to lift him np. '-Two lawyers coming from the court- bouse next attracted my attention. 'Ah,' said one, 'Judge Foster would rule that out. We must concede the two first points. We can afford to do it if aii- dence sustain us in the third, but on this position wo must make onr firm stand, and ' bis time was up. I left bim moving for a now trial. "I mused. What a lesson the ice teaches us. How easy is humnaity con trolled by circumstances and the at traction of gravitation. What a sermon might be based I got np and took tho middle of tbo street to prevent further accidents.'' The Indiana Democratic Slate ticket is pretty nearly aa iiood as made. Tho Ai Hendricks will be nominated for Gov- ornor, Cbauncy Do Puuw, for Lieutenant Governor end Dsn W- Voorheea, who decline to have hi name meutioned in the gubernatorial connection, for Con-- gresaman at Jprge. There i a first ralo prospect for a .Democratic senator, as out of the tweoiy-two' (chiton holding over, fifteen; sro Democratic, leaving twenty eight to eleot. of, which the Lemaernta are confident of, their ability to (crry woro .a u nan. qu 100 .prospect or getttuc rid of', Morton VW excellent ono bich we-lrmt may dailv; brichten and strengthen. St. Louie, Times. 'What'a . year busioeas?"' sald.lh'e magistrate at a police court 'tfcV other morning, to a prisoner. "I'm an obeer vationist, year wowbin.V "A a obserra, lionistl what ia that?1' ."One who looks around in the day-time to 'tee what ho can ftoafat night, if it pleases your worship." It did not please his worship, and so ho sent the observatlooist to thV work house for sixty dsys.