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VOLUME VII. NO. 37.
EAST SAGlKA, MICH.vTONESI)AY, APRIL 18; 180G. WHOLE KO. 350: Buslnoss Directory.. HA8T SAOINAW. SAGINAW VALLEY BAKK DLISS, FAY & Co., "Hankers and Brokers, Boy and tell Exchanges, Punk Notes, Hold and Stiver, Canada Currency. Give prompt attention to Collection and Cen tral Banking Bnlne. Orrice i on Waibington Street, Blls Block, Eatt Saginaw, Mich. fc wn. L. wrnmi. ittvixa u. smith WEBBER & SMITH, Attorney, Counselor and Solicitor. Office, "No's 7 Jt 8, Crouso Bloek. . EAST BAHINAW POUNDEEY, Water street, 3d Ward, vlvnt Stigma- All kin.lt of casting la bras and iron, and repair fog and fitting of machinery vf atl descrip tions, dona promptly and reliably at the ubovo iuttitutlon. . UF.ORtlE W. MKlHirLIi, Proprietor. MnrtLCT BROTH EES. Dealer! In llardwnro, Iron, Nail, Agricultural Implement, Jt c. ' flllZELLB BROTHERS, Wholesale and lletail Druggist and Chemist, have full anorttuent of Drugs; Medicine, Paint. Oil. Liciuor. ya Stuff, etc. lies lilook. BYRON B. BUCKUOHT. Wholesale and Kctnil dealer in Kuglih nud Amer Wii Hardware. Culterv. Iron. Acricultural Implement, Stove, Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Ware, Jto. liricn ihock. .norm Street O. K. ltOUINSON, Attorney an i Counsellor at Law. Will give prompt attention to collection. Taxe paid fornon residents, and all busincs connected with a Land Agpui-y promptly attended to. LIVERY STABLE. A. W. Qate S-tailos, comer S nshington an l Tuwoia street, aro fuNy stocked with llone, Carriage, and everything required la the line. Term reasonable. If. MARKS, Dealer la IUts, Cap. Fur nud Skins, Ready Male Clothing, Gloves, Ac. Opposite Ban croft House. 8IIAW, REYNOLDS ft CO., Dealer lu Hardware, Iron, Nails, Glass, Taints, Oil, eto. Iiucna Yietu Illot k. WILLIAM O. DIETZ, Boilder and .Superintendent "I Huildmj!, Frnnk lin street, between (Jcneseo nnd livrinnn. OEORGE C. SANBORN, Dealer in tJroi-eries, Provisions, family ?'ip plie. Country Produce, eto. Corner More, Exchange Block. II. O. SII.SBEE. Wholesale and roUil dmiler in and in-innfactu-rerot Furniture of all kind l.inii Commercial Block. JOSEPH BUUQEU. Minnfacturorof and duU-r in Hoots, Shoes, Li.it!ir, Finding?, a-e ( it. 2d door oust ol F.varctt llou.-o. WM. II. SOUTH WidC. Vnilti tit'itet AiS'ttant Awor. !! KAUl.Vjt W, Jiivl.lKM Wl lb t B M.I-A CO I'M 1 1 . ? Q?b:c at Cut 3 .;;nnv Ail.irdt A Co ' Tobac mi Mora. ' DXl. ROSS. Office la lies Block, t orner of lionioo nnd Washingteu Slntts. Residence Couiei of .Icl feriou tin J Tliotujuou Mri-cts, niun w. PRANJC O. WILKIN, Merchant linlor. mnl ..ler in rioJlis, Cloth ing, an I (lontltfiiipu'a Fnrniliir;; tiood 3d tore from corner, Lxchitn.a lilock, A. E. SPINNEY, Aioaioeopulhio l'liybituiu und ulgeon. Office over Luster's tre, National B:o W, corner ol ieii()t aud diss rtiuutt, E.ist S'ltiii iw, Mich. OOice hours, 8 to 1U A. M und7 to 6 P .M. Bosidutioo, corner of Cherry un 1 Vtll;i n. OILLETT & OAMBLE, Attorneys & Counsellors at Low, Office, I rout Uonm, Firt Floor, overt". K. I'ub insou 1 CV I'.iiuk. EAST SAGINAW, MICH. "" II. It. PROCTOR, Pealor In Vine Wutche and Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware. Agont for Burt' (i round Pel Lle and PoriAeDpio (j liis.se Op(ofite Ii.incruft liouia. taj-t Saginaw. BLISS. JANES ft CO., JDealer'' In Dry tioods, Groceries. Proriaione Boot J Shoe, etc.. Commercial Block. L. C. 8TORR3 CO.. Dealersin Qrocerie, ProviNiom, Fruits, Vegeta ble Prolueo, Family Supplies, Ktona and W'oodeu Waro, Crockery, Glasi, Paints, Oil. Carbon Oil, Flour, Feed, eto. Commercial Block. E. J. MERSHON. Will attend promptly to the Purchase. Inspect ing and Shipment of Luinhor from any point on Saginaw river; Poet ofliro address EAST SAGINAW. FRED A. KCEHLER. SlacksuUtb, and xeneral operator in Iron and teel, Tuscola itrect, X.UTHER BECKWITH & JAS. R. COOK. Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Solictor In Ckancory, OOice over VilkinsA Co ' Store, Water Street, BAY CITY, MICH. ' - A. H. MERSHON, . . Manufacturer of pump log,-faucets, l. .Salt Block furnished to any extent dired, on fair term. OOlco at Now Planing Mill, Wa ter street, P. W. CARLISLE ft CO., Tanners, Wholesnlu and Retail ileulvrsin Hides, Leather and Findings, corner Water and Tus sola Streets, Kt Saginaw, MA'biiO- Cash . for Hide and Pelt REAL ESTATE OFFICE, WILLIAM N. LITTLE, tZzehanga IJloek, Knut Saginaw, Michigan, corner Oenesee and Water Street. OEOROE MORRIS. CARPENTER AND BUILDER. .Shop on William Street, West of Oiant B!o:k East Saginaw, i ' Resigns lor baiMings and Joiner work of all , kinds, furnished. SHAW, BULLA RD ft CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS, Burt Block, Water Ftreet, East Suginaw. A vary large-tM?k uf everything In the line. W. H.vgOTJTIIWICK, f nited Statea Assistant Aaaessor for that part of Saginaw County lying t t1 Sairinaw River. OlTica at Ward k Southwick' Tobacco and Belting Store. DR. H. A. 8MITH, si im;i:o i i:ti s r. Ofllee In National Mock, over Moskar k Miokley ttore, near tha Voti Off.ce. Corner of Cass and Genesee Streets. All modern at vie of Plata work dona to order, trold, Cotitinnou Gum. Coroli'e and Vulcanised Rubber. Toetb filled with adhesive Gold Foil. , N. B. All work warranted. East f aginaw, Mlcb CHACXCKT n. OAGC. WS, A. LEWIS. GAGE LEWIS, Attornoys &z Solicitors. OFFICE IN BLLS3 BLOCK, - IUST MAfJIAM, MICH. . W. M. MILLER. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Proo tor in Admiralty. SAGINAW CITY. A. B.-QAYLORD, - Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, Ac. SAVINAW CITY. 8. W. YAWKEY, Commission Agent and Dealer in Lumber, Shingles, Lath, &c. Comer Office, Second Floor, Buena Vista Block, EAST SAGINAW. MICH. Order filled promptly and at Market Rate. GOODING & HAWKINS, FORWARDING, COMMISSION, ; AND GENERAL STEAMBOAT AGENTS. East Saginaw, - - Michigan. D. W. GOODINO. W. HAWKINS THIRD WARD 1ST- SCIilrfXrfCEI CONTINUES IN THE GROCERY business, in which be endeavor to keep puce with the growing demands of the locality, at the old stand, near Atwnter Mill, 3d Ward, where ha hns a gen eral assortment of Groceries, Provision, Wooden Wore, Vegetable, Fruit, Butler, Eggs, Lnrd, FAMILY SUPPLIES, 8tC, For sule cheap. Patronage is solicited. Term Cuclr N. SCHMELTER, East Sngsnaw, Nov. 4, 19C5. 327-r p NEW GOODS, NEW GOODS, ' " AT E. P. & H. L. Penfield's, Irving Block, Geneaee Street. FALL ANOWiNTER DRESS GOODS, I3ALM0RAL SKIRTS, KNIT GOODS, WOOLEN IIOSIEHY & GLO"ES, Woolen Yarn, all Colors, BLANKETS, BAGS, FLANNELS, Carpets, Druggets. Wall Paper, l'AFEtt HANGINGS, &c, &c, &c, Also Agent fur the Celebrated FLORENCE SEWING MACHINE. CHANGE! Removsd to Everett Block. OUR NEW AND ELEGANT STOCK OF DRY GOODS, CAR PUTS, DRESS GOODS, LADIES' FURNISHING GOODS DPTTTS, ETO. The choicest assortment ever offered in this market IS THERE, STEVENS, POOL & CO. EastSagiunw, February, 1SCG. OUR STORE . - - . Cvcrctt nintk, icncCi? Strcrt, FIVE SOOES SOUTH OF THE COCXF.K, IS FULL OF CHOICE GOODS, We offer especial inducement to tha Ladie in the way of SHAWLS. W OUSTED GOODS. ... , TRIMMINGS, And a rare variety of DRESS GOODS, Of every ityTb and quality, alto a full lint of D omestics ! W have also a Complete Assortment and Choicest vurioty of . CARPETS In tho Valley. Also a fine Stork of TABLE AND FLOOR OILCLOTHS, DRLGGKTS, MATTING Ac. Also a Splendid assortment of . LADIES' and CHILDREN'S FURS. HOSIERY, HOOP SKIRTS. NOTIONS, 4e.f Ac. all of which will be sold at Wholesale and Retail, AT The Very Lowest Prices ! I7"Country Dealer and other will find it to their advantage to give ut a call, STEVENS, TOOL & CO. STATIONERY! NEW-; STATIONERY STORE, ' DLISS BLOCK, Opposite Bancroft House, ' WASHINGTON STREET. , PAPEUS OF ALL KINDS. BLANK BOOKS, Letter , Presses, ; Office Stationery, Note Paper all Styles, Legal, Cap and Letter papers, Envelopes, Fens, Inks and ALL GOODS 111 THE LINE. Best Assortment of Toy Books . '. in the City. Visiting: Cards, all styles, cut to any size desired and printed to order. photographTc ALBUMS A Choice Assortment. Chess Men, Checkers, Domi noes, Playing Cards, Au thor's, Poets and Shoul der Strap Games. GOLD PENS, . Best quality and latest styles. lllaiiks of nil kinds ; on hand or printed to order. a. FRED. LEWIS. East Saginaw, Jan. 15, 16GG. . , TICKETS! Euy Ticket to AIAj POINTS .CAST. VIA- GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY, Elins Clock, opjMiitit Rancrtift House, Wa.hing ton Stroet. A. FERfil'fcON, Tieket Agent. jr-A.KrxjT.-r is eel New and Favorite 1'anscrger and Express Freight Line. Dirrnoir and Milwaukee RAILROAD, in Connection with the New and I'owcrlul I pper Cabin 2tcauisliirw "lK-troif' ana " lilwnukee. ' During this month truin will lo.ive Holly, a fullo: r.oiNc; west, Mixed at 1 A M., for Grand Haven. Mixed at 12 5l. fnr.St. .Tobn. Mail at 1:(5 I' M. for Lansing A Milwaukee. Mixel at 8:05 1. M for FeMnnville. uoinu i:ast. Mixed at f:20 A. M for Detroit. Aeeotn. at 1:20 P. M. for Detroit. Mn i at 3:00 I. M Tor Detroit. Mixed at 6:30 l M. for Detroit. REFRESHMENTS at Detroit, Cwoso and Griind Haven, and upon Company' Ferry Steamer ' Windsor." on Detroit River . . . .' ComfortHhle Hotel above Deot at Grand Haven BcV'The Telegraph Line is open for l'ublie Ilusiness. Sleeping Car on night trains. -CONNECTION. AT DETROIT 'ireat Western Railway for all point East, Michigan Central, Michigan Southern and Grand Trunk R. R. AT MILWAUKEE With the Missis.-) ppl. LaCrosxa, Ru. ine, Chicago, Watertown an-1 llor icon Railroads, for all point West and Northwest. . BAfl'aMeuger forGret Western Itnilanv ir on the Rnilwar Forry Steamer, atl) A M. 11 Dock, leaving DiM-k at 6.-45 and 10:15 A .M , nnd 6:00 P.M.; The Company' Time Table can be bad at any of the Stutlons D. A M. Office, I860. TIIOS. liELL, Gen'l frup't M. H. G ALLAH Ell, General I nsurance Agency BLISS BLOCK, EAST SAGINAW, MICH. KIKE, MARINE, LIFE, nnd Accident INSURANCE COMPANIES, AS FOLLOWS i HO MB,' METROPOLITAN, ARTIC, CORN EXCHANCE, ADRIATIC. . - LORILLARD, OF N. Y. OLD HARTFORD, , OF HARTFOED, CON. CLi:VELAM, OP CLEVELAND, OHIO. WITH CASH ASSETS - . , For fire and Marine Iluslne, of ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS. ITluttirULIfc, nnd ITnlvciftnl Life Iimiruncc Co' of New York WITH FIFTEEN MILLIONS ASSETS. Provident Life Insurance und Investment Co. .f Cliieni;o, '": ' 'AND "" ' . ' Accident Inanninec Co. of Co lumbna, Ohio, with 2,000,000 Capital. JyOie promptly adjutttd nd paid at thU II. II. GALLAIIEH, . V J f inland Adjuitir, plated ottrjji TUB FOOTSTEPS OF DECAY. (The following la a traaltloa from it u rlent Spaqiah . poem which, -ay the Edinburgh Review, I turpassed by nothing with which we are aequainsed in the Spanish language, except the "Ode of Lai de Loit"0 Oh ! let the son', it slumber break Arouae it tense and awake, . To tee how oon i Life, In it glories, glide away, And the atera footUie of decay . Come ataaling on. And while we view the the rolling tide, Itown which our flowing minute glide Away o fast, 1 ' Let us the present hour employ, Aud drentu aiivh future dream a joy, Already past. : ' Let no vaia hope deceive the mind No happier, let us hope to find . 'Jomorrow tliun to-day. Our goMun dream of yore were bright. Like ;bem the present shall Wglit Like them docs j. Our Uvea like haating dream matt be, - . That ioto one engulpbing sua Are doomed to fn II . . , . The sea of death, whose wave roll on O'er king and kingdom, crown a.id throae, 'And (wallow all.. j Alike the river' lordly tide, Alike tba buiublo rivulols glldo .r ' . To that aad wave: Death level jverty and pride, And rich and poor sleep iida by side. - -Within the grave. Our birth Is but a sturting place: Life U tho running of the roe," -; . . , Aad death the giwili , There all our glittering toy are brought That path alone, of all unsought, - 1 found of all . - Fee, then, how Mr and Tittle worth Are all thuao glittering toysof earth That lure us bere ! Dreuuis of a sleep tht death must bteik. A la. I before it bids u wake . . W dissppear. Ixng ere the damp of death enn blight, Tha theek' pure glow of red aud w hite llss patsud away. Youth (Uiilu l, and all wa heaveu'y fair Age came and laid hi hnger there, And where are tbejl 1 Where I the strength that spurned dueay, The step tbit roved so libgt aud gay, The benrl' blithe loiul The strength is gone, the step l slow, ' And Juv grows weariMime, aud wol When age oouiaa an HELEN QUAY. Because one loves you, Helen Gray, It I hut a reason you should pout. And lit a May wind veer about, An l frown, and y your shrewish nay? Don't straiu tho cord until it simp Don't split the sound be ut with your wedge, Don't cut your fingers with the edge Of your keen wit) yuu miy, )vrliap Because you're banilsome, Helen Gray, Is (but a reason to l proudl Your ryes ura l-ol l, yoir biugh is loud, Yoiirstejis pi uiineing on their aay; Eut to you n.isa that modest charm Which is the rurist charm of all; Take heed, you niay yet trip and fill And lio tnun i-nro to ttretch his arm. loop fiom your cold height, Helen tJr.iy. Ciiio down, aud take a lowlier place. Comedown, to till it now uiih grace; Come ilowu yuu niu.t imrloroa kuun ilnvt I'oi cauiiot le ket at buy, And fading years will mukoyou old; Then in your turn will men scuu eid When you yourt-elf are tiiprd and frnv Jlfoc M Han't Nugaiine. Ilcmoval of Controllor JefTcra. From the Daily Enterprise, April 9 JIu. Kuitou : Ik'ing an oyo witness of a reinaiknlile trial, by which the Common Council iletiosed, or attempted to tlejHisr, tho Cout roller, ierniit mo to tmuMo you with a few remarks in relation to that matter. And in tho first placo let mo say that I do not lielong to tho Haute iolitical party of the Controller, but as a public oHieer, and eonverKant with hi net9 for many years, tny attention wa culled to tho matter by seeing the charge ogninst him pubfishexl in the Common Council proceedings ; I attended the trial and witnessed the proceeding from begin niiig to end. 1 must say it was either an attempt to perpetrate a great out rage, or it was a great farce; no tingle charge was sustained, but on the othi-r hand the action of the Controller was fully nnd squarely justified. The first chargo was that of expend ing the moneys belonging to the Cem etery Fund, contrary to tho provisions of tho Charter ; in other words, that tho Cemetery Commissioner had no power to expend over fr)0D on the cemetery grounds, without consent of tho Common Council. Of the correct ness of. this projiOKition I am unable to state, but the investigation showed beyond a question, that tho money was economically expended, and that there could not possibly have been any motive in making tho expenditure, ns it was of no interest whatever to either Mr. Buckhout or tho Controller. The Controller's vouchers w'ro carefully examined by a Committee of tho Com mon Council, Aldermen Gygo nnd AllnnU, and were found to l oorrwt, and the balance of .the monies in the hands of tho Controller were promptly paid to thtj City Treasurer. That tho cemetery needed improvement no one will quostion, nnd it is to bo' hoped that the Commissioners tho coming season will carry forward the plan of improvement commenced by their pre decessors. In regard to tho Controller specu lating in sand, the facts are, as proved by Kimball, tho contractor, that the Controllor had no interest whatever in tho sand. I lis statement is, that last November ho was in Mr. Driggs office; that ho was talking with partios there relative to his contract ; that he stated that he would giro. t:j,000 to any one who would take the sand and dispose of it; that Mr. Jefiers, who had iuat then come into the office, statert that he would take it, agreeing to take caro of it at the rate of 100 yards per day, and that he would pay damagos if not done; JeLTers left town soon after. Kimball waitod some days for Jeflcrs to return, aryl being obliged to go home, left a contract for JeLTers ti ex ecute and forward to him at Chicago. On his way he root Jiiffers at 11 ridge port, and he (Jellers) stated to Kimball that ho had made up his mind to have nothing to do with the sand; and car rying out that statement ho never did execute the contract. Sometime thU spring ho wrote a letter to Mr. Kim ball stating that tbo city would like to got the sand for the purpose of filling ! streets, Kimball did not reply, but came on hero . soon after. , On his ,' arrival he met Mr.' Talbot, who was desirous of obtaining the sand ; he . stated tot Talbot that he had promised Jeffers to make & , proposition to let the city havo the sand, that he should do so first, and that if '.they did not ' accept it, hjo.'would trade with him ; j ho made tho proposition to tho city , with tho provision that they must i accept or reject it at once they did j not act upon it at that session, and that the next day he made a contract with Talliot on much more favorable, terms for himself thun he offered tho city. These ,nro the facts as stated before the Council. . .! In regard to the charge of attempt ing to pay the, Ieidleiu debt with city orders, .the facts as produced on the investigation', are as follows. It seems that Jelfers as agent for another person mm-hnsed of Jjiim I'iilIkMii a lot of j ground on Genuseo street in this city, I and, gave back a mortgage in purt ' payment ; of .the same, A'boud nc l com pan ied .this mortgage, containing this proviso, that if the party pai4 to the city of East Saginaw tho amount specified within sixty days, it would be null and void. It seems that the city had a judgement against Leidlein, and, as tho facts proved Jetler's object in making this proviso in the bond was to secure this debt to the city; shortly after this time tho Controller made an investigation of tho old bal ances on the books of tho city, and also the looks of tho, Treasurer, nnd ascertained that there was some $ 1,800 credit; balauco standing upon tho Treasurer's books ; including somo 11,'JOO ia tho Sinking Fund, und that he also considered that this amount was ntnplo to pay all tho old outstand ing orders of tho city, not ut that time taken care f, nnd suggested to some of tho officers of the city the propriety of taking city orders, and placiiig f-aid orders to tho credit of tin Sinking Fund, in payment of the Iicid'ein debt. A portion of theso orders were upon special assessments, tho tax rolls of which were then in the Murshal's hands fur collection, nud th'j bulunco were drawing seven per cent, interest from the city, lie also stated (wlflch was not denied) that ho suggested tho matter to the Finance Committee, stating at tho same time, that, inas much us ho might bo considered an interested party, h would not recom mend tho taking of tho orders, but that ns a financial transaction, ho con sidered it a go.xl arrangement fir tho city, which wns assented to by a jor tioti at leiist of tho Finance Committee. Mr. Allurdt, the Chairmau of tho Finance Committee, stated to Jefiers that the matter was not in their hands lor battlement, but if 1m would m Controller, recommend tho taking of tho orders, that it wouM then bo re ferred to them nnd they would con- ! sider the matter. Shortly after Mr. j Allurdt stated to Mr. Jetlers that the ; Conunitteo had concluded not to take tho orders, aud Jellers Mated that thp party would pay the money on the bond and mortgage us soon as Mr, Ijtiidlciu would come forward and dis i charge the same, which in duo time wus done. These aro tho lads as i developed by tho inves igation. Mr. i Leidlein, tho late city Treasurer, was a defaulter .when ho went out of office 1 a year a;o last March, in a large sum f of money. It is true that lie had J given a bond to secure tho city lor tho money that was paid .into his huuds as Treasurer, but let me inouiro in how many cases have those kind of liolidsbceu paid? Is it tiot gem rally un- f derstood that corporations are better I uble to stand tha loss, than the bail? ! And there L- not onetime in ten where J defalcations aro collectcd'ori bail bon is. The Controller's action lids secured I this tlebt, nnd the money has been paid into tho city Treasury. " 1 j This is a brief summary of the in vestigation of tho charges against tho Controller, and tho facts havo shown conclusively that, instead of censure, ho is entitled to credit at tho hands of j tax payers of this city. j ' As a tax-payer, I regret very much 1 tho action of the llepublicnti members I of tho Council. As an assessor (and ; under tho charter the Controller is tho j ussessor of tho city) there is, perhaps, i no man in tho city so well qualified, j on account of his experience, toper ! form . this important duty ns Mr. f Jellers. Tho assessment last year althougu difficult to make, on account of th number of new plats and addi tion n, I bcllovo was aa perfot-t tie tha assesMtuent could bo made. Tho ns- sossment was' admirably equalized, and irtive. 1 believe, ireneral satisfac tion. He w i.f.i-Wtlv f.niiiiM.ti.ut to ' protect our interests on the Board of Snnervmnr.. nrwl l,n. Miveil t.i the l itv i in this particular thousands of dollars particular tl since ho has been upon the board. These facts I obtain from Supervisors who have been pteseut with him for years, upon that board. As an officer and 'a citizen, he has always been active nnd vigilant in promoting the interests of the tit'. He had nearly tho entire chargo irom time to time, of raising our quota of troops to aid Lin suppressing the rebellion, nnd for his successful efforts in this respect, ho is' entitled to the lasting grntititdo of tho people. Tho quota was always rai-ed, and at a saving to the city, over and aUtve other localities', of tens of thousands of dollars. I will closo this article by asking the question, if the facts are as 1 havo slated, and which were developed in the course of the investigation Is tho Controller even censurable?' Has tho city lost one dollar in conse quence of his acts ? But, on the other hand,, lias not his action upon theso same mntters upon which the charges havo been preferred, been beneficial to tho interests of the city t ' ' JrstiCK. An eloquent speaker is like a river greatest at the mouth. Tho Bondholder's Soliliquy. . ' . . from the Lacrosse Democrat. Hut this t nice! ., , ' , Here I am, a rich, proEnerous, loyal uoan with nothing to do but enjoy myself. . B'cod ! , what a Mossing this war was to me. It killed off my poor relations and left me in luck. ; lam worth-let. me see how much I am worth, in. bonds: Thrre are seven twenties. There are of six-fort e. Aud the sevon-ihirtit . And th ten-tweutie. ... .$25,000 . , 25,000 25,000 . 25,000 , , ... 1100,000 .. Now orje hundred thousand dollars is nothing, yet it is quite a little plum. When the war began I warn't worth a copper, unless it was in debts. Now I am well. otf. , But I am a cunning cuss 1 Didn't . I make war speeches, nnd .'denounce -Democrats, and mob "Copperheads,".., and go it strong for tho Union?, -'You bet! Ila-ha-ha-ha! JtUt tho fouls are uot all Jad. Some of them are that is, they were killed. And .didn't I get the ;poor people to enlist and light to preserve tho Union? Damn the Union, if I only get office aud hold bonds.. That's what makes tho cream elevate itself i . - , . ' , And then didn't I go in for bounties, and go it stropg for patriotism; and play it big on loyalty? Guess not ! Uh no! ' (luess patriotism don't pay! IiOok at these little fellers with figures on the face und theso coupons on tho end of them J How aro you, my suf fering country? ' ' , , It takes a smart man to keep out of war liimself and entice others to go. Tho bounties is what fetched 'em joor fools. You. see they went to light. : . ,'. From nil the towns, cities and rountin.', To war they went to get the bountiu. ! Home were killed . And aoine were wounded ! ' . Fome were shot Aud aouie were drownded ! And some, when " this cruel war was over," come back. I had a farm. 1 sold it and put my money in bonds. Bonds beut faruis ten to nothing ! I speculated in "things.' And Isold stuff to tho soldiers. And I got their bounty money on share. And Hilled town quotas, and made a nice little haul by that. And I put my cash in bonds. Bonds aro just old rosewood with gi.'t edge. Let me see. I have now one hundred thousand dollars in Gov ernment bonds. How 1 lovu my Gov ernment! It is the best tho sun ever shone on ! Theso bunds average me six per cent interest in gold. Six per cent, on one hundred thousand dollars is just six thousand.. And I get it in gold, worth thirty-five to forty-fivo per cent, premium. This makes in greenbacks tho snug littlo Rim of eight thousand dollars round num bers. Aud the beauty of it is I don't have ono cent of taxes to pay. Isn't it nice. This is the best Government the world ever saw. Kich men hold bonds poor men pay them. Tho tax gath erer don't bother me. It don't cost me one red cent to let mo see ! To pay State expenses ! To pay Government taxes! To pay county taxes! To pay city taxes! To pay village taxes! To pay town taxes ! To pay school taxes! To pity road taxes! To pay Mior tnves ! To pav lor building churches, school houses, bridges, railroads, improve ments or even Interests. I am ono of tho supports of this Government! Good thing! If it had not been for such loud-mouthed stay-ut-hume guards, the war never would havo been ended. And tho soldiers' bounties ? K'cod, that is tho best joko of the season. : You 6eo wo raised them by taxation, of course. And we taxed tho property tho real estate of tho town. And wo issued town " bonds, city Initids, county binds, State bonds, und every other kind of bonds. And wo sold 'em dog cheap to get the money to pay bounties. And us fellows bought the bonds nt a discount. .'And wo gave the "volunteers" money to go to war. And while they were gone wo had a gotnl time. And we Hold 'our farms cheap to the wives of the sol diers ' And wo got our bounty money all back. r ; " And better still! Tho Soldiers came back from war and now ore working to pay the taxes to pay interest on my bonds ! ' ' ' Isn t it nice! The fools went to war, nttd now come back and work like dogs to pay us tho interest on tho bonds wo sold to givo them inone3' They are pay- Z themselves lor getting shot at. Btllly for US bondholders ! And now they work to pay the in- terest. hen they get Usetl to it we 11 make 'em pny tho principal too! What a good government this is! This war didn't cost mo a cent. ' I didn't spill a drop of my blood but how I did bawl out against the Dem ocrats ! And now I sit in my parlor I smoke my cigars I drink my wino 1 enjoy myself, and havo no taxes to pay. Look at the poor cuss across the creek ! He ain't worth a thousand dollars, yet he, oox dog, is in debt, and pays half his earnings in taxes. He pays all the taxes, and then his wife sells butter, eggs, woolen yam, milk, vegetables and such little things, she wonts to get the money to put in the bank to Day me tho interest on tny one hundred thousand dollars, as it falls duo eyery three months. You seo this is financial science! Poor men support tho Government, pay all tho taxes, make us richer, do all the lighting. U. S. bond-holders, olfitro holders and such patriot, do the figuring, get the offices, tho money, ami havo a gtod time of it. Now I eat fine food, whilo that poor cuss over the w ay eats course. I wear broadcloth, he wears patches. And my wifo Haunts her silk ' and swings her balmoral skirts under the nose of that poor innn'a wife, for I ani a rich, taxless bond-holder, and ho is' the poor cass who 'supports the Govern ment, and me too. Work away, you poor fools. Toil your fingers to the bone, and die poor men . for my sake.. The war was a fJodsend to thieves, swindlers, cowards, stay-at-hoir.e patriots, abolition agita tors, Republican office-holders, rob bers, ana, in fact, all of our crowd of Union voters.' ' lJamn the Union, if we can only hold bonds and offices, and keep the. people in poverty. , Guess this wasn't a rich man's war guess not. And I guess you folks doesn't go for equal taxation for it is wrong to injure us Uiaps who sup port the Government Sugar and Cotton. From all the information at hand, wo are of the opinion that the cotton crop of 1SCG will not exceed one. "mil lion five hundred thousand bales, a littlo over one fourth of the crop of 1801.' In proof of the correctness of this estimate, tho Columbus (Ga) Sun makes tho following statement : , Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, West Tennessee and Alabama have been tho great cotton prodcuing re gions. 1 hey havo been relied on lor over three millions of the crop. What is their condition now? Louisiana, Mississippi, West Tennessee and the valley of tho Tennessee in North Ala bama, what of African labor was left by the federal army is 'completely de moralized, and is composed of old, in firm women nnd children. Some aro dead, some aro in the army, nnd many have congregated in 'the towns , and cities, seeking employment more agree able to them than field labor. . In South Alabama, it is thought, African lubor is in better trim. Theie the absent from liold labor are not so numerous,' but from the best informa tion we tan gather from the product ive sections of South Alabama, Afri can labor it much demoralized, ami those who have contracted for planta tion service (-annotate relied upon for more thaujiilf the service they -did perform whi'e in slavery. Kven there one-fourth to ono third of tho labor ers aro absent from platitatioti service. 1h Georgia, we aro satisfied not more than the third of - tho crop of 1 SO 1 can be relied on. , Planters will mako an effort, and possibly a large surface will bo planted in cotton, but we believe the labor can not be relied on in the crisis of tho crop, nnd ns a conse quence grass w ill become master of tho situation, und much will have to be abandoned,. In South Caroliun, as nlso in Geor gia, the valuatiie Oea island lauds aro in possession of the negroes, nnd but littlo cau bo expected from that quar ter. In tho interior of South Caroli na African labor has been much de moralized by the presence of negro troops, so much so that but little labor will bo got out of thoso even who con tract, and but littlo cotton ' can bo looked for in that State Theso aro facts well known to all who aro acquainted with the condition in which tho war has left tho cotton region, and the disposition of the negro as a reliable laborer under the present system. Wn.tT ake We to Eat? Some kind of pestilence has broken out among tho fish, if wo aro to boliore tho New York papers; and already four hun dred barrels of diaoaaod herrings have been seized on one of tho piers in that city. This is bad news again. The rinderpest frightened many people from their beef steaks nnd savory roasts, nnd the trichina horified them, at tho idea of being eaten up alive while indulging in roast pig, taiwiges and buckwheat cakes. Then it 'was said, and "wise" men encouraged the delusion, that mutton wns the health iest meat in tho market, ami that sheep wore never attacked by disease. But that assertion has not been m.v'o good, for we have accounts from Eng land and Scotland that a speics of plague has broken out in both coun tries among the sheep. Then timid people fell bitrdc on poultry, and were just composing tin msolves to break fast, dino and sup on chickens, when intelligence was brought us that dis ease had fastened on this class of the feathered race in tho West Indies, nnd and that it would most likely reach this country by way of some hen coop, .on somo bark trading between the islands nnd tho United States. This -was enough, and. the terrified patrons of tho pullet nnd the capon forbade t heir nppearance in the kitc hen or nt the table, nnd turned their at tention to the inhabitants of tho sea. But what must be their dismay at learning that fish, Iiko bt eves; hogs, sheep and chickens, aro nlso liable to, and affected by .disease ? What.now are they to do ? What shall we eat? Tho question is ono of vital impor tance. It enters into everyday life and ennnot be ignored. Man must eat, but what to eat in theso lattor days, is an interrogatory easier pro pounded than expounded. How Mmnous are Made. proba bly few of our readers havo a clear idea how tho huge mirrors that are so fashionablo and expensive fire made. The plato-glass, which comes from France or Germany, is first polished by means of rough brushes j next a bag containing tho common potato, reduced by a pulverizing process to nn almost impalable powder, is applied to the glass, the potato d:st escuping through the meshes of the bag) then a plate foil i placed upon a setting bed of marble, and on it is placed tho prepared quicksilver; tho glass is then laid on the top of this.and pressed down with heavy weights. Hero it remains about twcnty-fonr hours, when it is exnmined, and if it is found free from flaws, is ready for aso, , TZc .XT?.33l.l.'nk, Tenures, , . The sui:j-L Jor.3' of eaveraF Nation- , al l'an!;s in tho c:l regions of Penn Rvlvriiiifl. i.i a mattiyr. uf no liiila aur- pvir.o to tLo people pencrally; ' . : Tho Cincinnati Tim: iu comment ing UpOll lu ilU.cUMOU Ol U8 bunkn, mnVes the following timely and Ixarlineut reniar!:j: "If1 National ianks suepend nov, tvLcn there is no exctiso fev it, -.then .there .are J400, OCO.OCO reonbr.cks in tho country iu which to roJeevn their notes what may we rripoct v.en these green- backs shall Lo contracted to $200, 000,000? Whnt should be ex pected if Mr. McCul'oth wore to have all the power ho uskod for, and sho'd conclude to uso it for tho pnrpoa of hastening on a gold currency? . "Just as wo have been all" along' predicting, that the banks do not furnish a currency anything like as good ns tho legal tenders of tho Gov ernment, und that they will fall in the gehcr.'il smafh greatly to the ad rant-' ago of the bankers. We did not ex- ' pect to hear of Rtiseiiions so soon, -ttor, indeed, till contraction hud been considerably advanced. It turns out worsn than we anticipated.' "As thi law stands, the national banks get fill tho profits and the Gen eral Gov j-nment takes all the risks ! , Is not tint a very pretty operation ! ' Give enormous profits to bankers, and the HMple insure themselves against' their collapse, whether fiom mistakes in htiMiicMtt or from downright ras cality." . It is well-known that tho banks send their notes ns far away from home as possible, in order to escapn the disagreeable duty of paying their debts. Tim confidence reposed iu these n t lomi 1 1 ii L- him rrivmi ttmrii nit opportunity of doing this to a greater extent than was ever done by any State banking institution, and their issues may bo fiuud scattered proniis tuously all all ovr the country. W ure now llooded with eastern money, and the east is flooded with western notes. Wi re the circulation of tin banks where it should.be in the im mediate vi-iiiity of the banks 1-espec-tively- it is probable, yea quite cer tain, thiit many suspensions would be reported ; nnd the people would iu strii't tlnir public servants to save tho currency tliat is good and will con tinue so as lung as Lmg a its circula tion should be permitted. Tnu I. At on of WoM.tJf. A woman has no natural gift more bewitching than a sweet laugh. It leaps -from her in a cle ir, sjurkling rill ; aud tho heart that hirs it fuels as it bathed in the tool, exhileratiiig spring. Have you ever pursued an unseen frgitive through trees, L-d on by a fairy laugh now !:"te, now there, now lost, now found? W e have ; ami wo aro pur suing that wandering voice to this day. Sometimes it comes to us in tho m id.-1 of care er sorrow, or irksome business; nud then we turn away and listen, and hear it ringing in the room liko a silt or bell, with power to scare away the evil spit it of the mind. How niu'h wo owe to that sweet laugh! It turns prose to poetry; it llings flowers of s:t'ihi!io over the darkness of tho wood hi which w are traveling; it touches with light evcu our sleep, whichjis no more than the imnge of death, but is consumed with dreams that are the, shadow of immortality. V rentier. A contemporary is unable to pp how Congres can bo a tyrant. Abt ut tmi Hundred jmm um lit.. Done., ... get rid of tl e yrituiy of their nobles, -threw all power into tho hands of tho King; u'u d, for abusing that power, they were obliged to kill him. The same occurred iu Norway aud Swudeti. For the space of three iiU'idred year but one king was allowed to die a nat ural death in these countries. TKsr history of Greece nnd Borne attest that a tyrannical t'e u'c may bo more oppressive, and more difficult to get rid of, than a bad king. The people of Fiance were twice saved from thr tyranny yf their nobles byjtransferring their power to the king. In another way, the s:'mo thing is passing hete, where the I'lesident is striving to pro tect the pimple from tho usurpations nnd despotism of Congress. Congress is now a tyronf, which deserves what ever fate a virtuous end free people can give it.---Old O'urrJ. iMCuK.vsr in l 't;o iation. the total number of eniigmnts arrived ut tho port of New York for the month ending March .'If, 13W, was U,J04. The following table, showing the ar rivals for tho first quarter of tho pres ent . j'ear as coinpated vith the same period of IbGb, will bo found interest in;: I'url tf T.m arkatkn. lrfi.V I .i verpool. IVJ71) Innloti . ........" Ii")S Glasgow ............ 4'7 Havre .............. JJi4 Bremen 'J.'l'JS Hamburg ...1,14.1 Antwerp (jeuua ............. . 'J ',' l?fi9. 17,112 1,184 1,50'J 1,1 Wl .4,J17'-' Total. 1 .V '6 3 1 ."""J The immigration, it will be seen, for tho past tin ce months, shows an increase of lf,717 on tho number re pelled for tho cortesponding period last year. A Fast "Railway Tuwx. The Lon. don nnd Northwestern Railway Com pauy intend putting a trubi on tho road to run express between London and Liverpool without stopping at any of the iutcniitUUi stations. Water will be taken up from a trench nt Rugby, while the train is iu motion, without any perceptible slacking of tho speed. Smoking nnd rcf-- incut rooms will attached to the trail, which will accomplish the dittanoe of U07, njijoa in, four hours.