is simply inexhaustible. The key note to reformation (if any) is kindness.
In conclusion I will say, abolish the most palpable fraud known to criminal jurisprudence—the jury system—and there will be fewer so called “criminals” and more of the other fellows in our prisons.
RAMBLER, Sept. 20, 1887 News from Across the River PIERCE COUNTY PLAINDEALER January 20, 1882 A Just Rebuke Some Englishmen were making an excursion in New Zealand, and engaged natives as guides and to carry their luggage. On the first Sabbath, the Europeans were proposing to journey as usual, but the natives said: “No, it is the Sabbath.” The chief of the guides was a Christian man, and stood firm. The Englishmen, like too many of their countrymen when abroad, forgot the rearing of their early days. They got into a great rage, and refused to pay them if they did not obey orders. The natives asked: “What are we to do with the law of God?” An Englishman answered: “What have we to do with the law of God? What is that to us?” One of the natives retorted: “You have much to do with that. If it were not for the law of God we should not remain quiet on your refusing to pay us for our labor. We should have taken by force what you have, and robbed, if not killed you. You have much to do with the law of God.”
What was the end of this strange scene we do not know, but we hope that among these Englishmen there was sufficient manliness and good feeling to accept the unexpected rebuke, and to honor the Maori for his firmness and principle.
January 13, 1882
Mother Shipton has proved herself to be a colossal fraud of the year, barring Vennor, and she should be treated accordingly. She promised that the world would come to an end last year, and many people allowed their debts to remain unpaid until after the 31st, hoping they would outlaw in the next world, and now they cannot raise the money to pay them; others have neglected to buy wood; thinking it would be hot enough where they were going after the first of January, and now wood is twelve dollars a cord. This is not the first time the world has been deceived by an old woman (or man), but this failure to bring around the end of the world should teach us to look with suspicion upon the promises of reformers.—[Peck’s sun].
“I think,” said a farmer, “I should make a good congressman; for I use their language. I received two bills the other day with requests for immediate payment; the one I ordered to be laid on the table—the other to be read that day six months.”