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VOLUME XIII. WELLINGTON O., THURSDAY; OCTOBER 23, 1879. J NUMBER
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Forget me nut when, thronch tiraamed-kiaaed
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When twilight ahade to sweet lore-thought en
List from the deep woods nigh.
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Forget me not!
Ah! forget me not, when Deatiny
Shall have forever rent my life from thine;
When exile, grief and long year.' mieery
Bare withered thia hopeleaa heart of mine;
Of at aad lore think of onr mat farewell
AhariaoB and time are naught 'neath Lore's true
To thee m y heart will cry
Until its throbbing, die, . '"-
Forget me notl
Fbrget me not when in the frozen earth
My heart au broken .hall, nnw.kened, sleep;
Forset ane nut when bloammiror forth
Cpon my grave toe lonely rlower will weep; .
I ne er .bjul aee tbee more bat o'er thy life
My deathleaa aoul will watch through calm and
strife; . - , .
Hear my low-moaned prayer.
Borne on the midnight air.
Forset me not! Foreet me not!
UM reaca of Atjrea oa mmtta.
THE CROSS OF THE LEGI05.
Tke VTarUke Cawamel mt m mwenaner's
' It was a holiday in one of the loveli
er towns in all the south of France,
and the towns-people were busy with
their meny-making. A group of them
had, however, drawn off from the crowd
ia the market-place, and were listening;
to an old Sergeant who was relating
the story of one of the battles through
which he had passed. It was a time
when brave deeds met with a ready ad
miration, and a high reward, and when
no one was so greatly honored aa a
And so von were with the First
Consul at Lodi, Sergeantr said one
of the group, a plain, honest old farmer.
An, inat A was, repuea vae suiuier.
I was lust behind him when he went
over the bridge. That was a sight worth
seeing. Twice we had failed to carry
the bridge, lor the Austrian oanenes
swept it with an infernal haiL A third
time we advanced. Bonaparte's eye
was on us, and we had promised him
to succeed. We advanced steadily un
til we reached the fete dtt ponL Then,
sounds! how the crape whistled anions'
us! Down went many a brave fellow.
We wavered, we were falling back,
when we saw two men rushing forward
on the bridge right into the enemy.
They were the General in command
and Bonaparte mmseix. rorwarar i
shouted, Bonaparte is in danger.
We sprang forward again, and the bat
tery was ours. It was a brave deed,
and we made our little hero a Corporal
" I would have liked to have been
there," said a young man, who had lis
You. Ange," said the farmer, laugh
ing; "what would you have done?"
" I would have done my duty," said
the young man, calmly.
Bam you a nave oeen mgnienea
out of your wits."
' We are keeping the Sergeant from
relating the adventure," saidone of the
group, "no on, oergeant.-- -
' That's all of that adventure1 said
the Sergeant, who had been looking
fixedly at the young man whom the
farmer had called An ire. "I'll tell
you of an adventure I had with the Lit
tle Corporal near about the same time.
I was then a private, and was posted ;
one night near an old tower, with or
ders to let no one pass with or-without
the countersign. About midnight some
one came opposite my post. I halted
him. He tola me he had the counter
sign. Retire, comrade,' I said; my or
ders are not to receive any counter
sign.' But I am an officer,, exclaimed
the stranger, sternly; a general offi
cer, and I must pass.'
If you were the una uorporai
himself you should not pass,' I replied;
so retire friend, or I fire.
With that I leveled my piece, and
the stranger retired. The next morn
ing the Little Corporal sent for me.
So you threatened to fire on me
last nightf be said, sternly.
Yes, General, I replied.
Did you know who it w&aT
. I did. General.
" If 1 had advanced would you have
' No, General, I should have disa
bled you with my bayonet, and have
called the guard.'
"Were you not afraid to talk so to
him" asked the farmer.
- I knew I had done naught but my
duty, said the Sergeant. But tell
me, young man," he added, turning to
Ange, what do you think he said?"
He praised you, and said you had
done your duty," replied Ange, with
heightened color. ' - . .- .
"Right," exclaimed the Sergeant,
approvingly. He laid his hand on
my shoulder, and said, looking me in
Pierre Dubois, you have proved
yourself worthy of being something
better than a private. 1 make you a
Sergeant for threatening to shoot me
last night.' With that he sent me
back to my company." -
As the Sergeant finished speaking,
the young man called Ange left the
group in compliance with a summons
from a young girl across the street.
"Who is that young manf" asked
the old soldier. .
He is Ange Fitois," replied the
farmer. "We call him Ange the
dreamer.' - He is an artist, but does
nothing but paint the picture of that
eirl with whom you see him now. He
seems incapable of doing any thing but
thinking of her. He was always a
quiet sleepy sort of a fellow, and but
lor the handsome property left nun by
his father 1 suppose be would starve.
Madeleine Tremonille, however, does
not seem to care for him. She leada
him a dance, and rarely misses an
opportunity to ridicule him."
"Where does he liver asked the
Sergeant, . - - -
"In yonder house. Maybe he'll
paint your portrait if you'll ask him.
Sergeant, but don't be surprised if he
paints your form and regimentals, aad
then sets is Madeleine's faos." vt ....
A laugh f greeted this sally." The
soldier; Joined . In it, but soon left the
Late in the afternoon Ange Fitois
was sitting in rus aoorway, smoking.
The young man was iust twenty-two.
Ills -parents, who had been wealthy.
were both dead, and had left him a
handsome fortune. He was a natural
artist, and as the farmer . said, 5 a
dreamer, but was not deserving of the
ridicule that was cast upon him. The
townspeople were incapable of appre
ciating his genius, ana his odd ways
were deemed werthy of nothing but
ridicule. Ange a naturally good tern
per enabled nim to bear all of this
good- humoredly, but sometimes he felt
greatly tempted to resent it. On ta
evening: in question he was sitting in
his doorway, smoking, and thinking of
ka fvOT,A3 Brn-a ,st film thr. Iia
would have been frightened had he
been at Lodi when, chancing to raise
his eyes, he saw the Sergeant coming up
the street toward him. The old man
stopped in front of the deor, and giv
ing him a military salute, said, as Ange
rose to receive him:
"Your pardon for this intrusion.
Citizen Fitois, but your words inter
ested me greatly to-day, ana 1 tnougnt
I would pay you a visit this afternoon."
You are right welcome. Sergeant,"
said the young man. "I was just
thinking about you."
The Sergeant seated himself in the
chair which the young man offered him,
and then resting his cap on his knees,
- Do you know. Citizen Pitois, that I
think you have chosen the wrong pro
fession in lifer
Ah?" asked Ange, with a smile,
' what should I be, Sergeantr
A soldier, replied the visitor.
You may be a good painter for all 1
know, but you ought to be a soldier. I
could, see to-day, while I was telling ef
ur battles, that your heart was where
my thoughts were. You would make a
good soldier. Citizen Pitois. You would
enter the ranks with a determination to
rise, and you would do so. You might
in time be a Colonel a General. The
Little Corporal himself came almost
from the ranks, and many of our brav
est and best Generals are of the same
But it takes a brave man to be a
successful, soldier, -doesn't it, Ser
geant?" " ' - (
10 be sure, uan a dove ny without
" ion heard t armer Iseaupre say I
would have been frightened out of my
wits at Lodi?" : ;
"Well?" " -
These oeoDle think me an innocent.
harmless dreamer, without ambition
and without courage. Now, tell me.
Sergeant, do you think I could rise in
the army?" ;
You may be a dreamer,' said the
old soldier, emphatically, but you
have both ambition and courage. You
only want something to draw them out
of you. - No one but an ambitious man
could have your face, and no coward
could, have the clear, unfaltering eye
that vou have. The army will sut an
end to your dreaming and develop your
better qualities. . What say you, will
you go with me? I go to my company
In ten days. Will you go with me?" .
" 1 nave been thinrinr 01 this ever
since you have been here, but have not
made up my mind,- answered Ange. -
Then mase it up now, citizen Pito
is,' said the old man. Believe me.
I wish you welL I am old enough . to
ba your father, and I hope you will not
resent my frankness as impertinence.''
Say what you will, my friend," said
Ange. I will take it kindly."
You love a girl who thinks you a
dreamer she ridicules you. If you re
main here this will continue,' and she
will end by rejecting you, for a woman
wQl not marry a man whom she ridi
cules. Go with mo, and command her
admiration. " Let her hear of you by
your brave deeds. In three years you
will be permitted to come borne. Think
how she would glory in you to see you
come back with an epaulet and the
Cross of the Legion. Will you go with
Both had risen to their feet, and now
the young man grasped the Sergeant's
There's my nana upon it, sergeant.
I'll go with you. You are right, alto
gether. Madeleine shall yet be proud
of me, and I will bring back to her both
the epaulet and the cross."
" Hurrah for France!" cried the old
soldier, enthusiastically. ' You'll be
a General yet, my mend. .Never fear
for the result. I'll answer for it with
Ange now produced wine, ana they
sat for some time over their glasses,
talking of a soldier's life. The Ser
geant did not disguise its hardships
ana darters cne was too true a soldier
for that), but he painted its glories and
pleasures in bright colors.
It was the early part of the year 1804,
only a few weeks previous to the estab
lishment ox the fcmpire by .Napoleon,
and at a time when France was at peace
with her neighbors. The Sergeant.
however, like the majority of the sol
diers, re carded the Diece as onlv a brief
truce, which was soon to be broken.
and looked forward to the future as full
of glory and fighting. He did not know
the condition of affairs in Paris, and
was ignorant that his great commander
was DreDarinar to place uson his brows
the Imperial diadem. Neither did he
dream 01 the opposition of the Powers
of Europe, who both feared this little
Corporal for his power and hated him
for his greatness, but he looked for
ward to the future as a period of war.
and felt sure that his expectations would
be . realized. Thia much he said to
Ange Pitois, and told the young man it
would do no harm to enlist in a season
xou 11 be rid 01 your greenness be
fore you go into the field," he said,
"and that will be an advantage to you.
to face the bullets with your wits about
vi hen the sergeant went away about
twilight, he carried with him Ange's
solemn promise to go with him when
he returned to the army. He had tak
en a ere at fancy to the vount? man. and
was determined to make a soldier of
After the Sergeant had left him, Ange
sat for a long time in the doorway,
thinking of many things. Madeleine
now looked on him with ridicule; she
thought of him as all the rest did. The
Sergeant was right, she would never
marry him as long as she looked upon
him in such a light. He must first win
her respect and admiration, and that
he , could not do by remaining in the
town. The Sergeant was clearly right.
The army was the place for him. The
moon had risen when he roused him
self from his thoughts and took the
road that led toward Madeleine's home.
- Madeleine Tremonille came of a good
family, a circumstance which was of
Importance in even Republican France
at that time. She was only twenty-one,
and one of the most beautiful women
in all France, and would not have sham
ed even the Consular halls by her pres
ence or bearing. She was, like Ange
Pitois, an orphan, and was well off in
worldly goods. She was generally ad
mired by the young men of the town
and the surrounding country, but none
could boast of being a favored lover.
She was not disposed to enter the mat
rimonial noose vet, and consequently
kept all off at a distance. She was ful
ly aware of the state of Ange's feelings
for her, and in her heart was not dis-
E leased by the knowledge. Indeed, she
ked Ange better than any of his ri
vals, and though she ridiculed and teas
ed him about his queer ways, she could
not deny that she Lad a warm plaee for
him in her heart. She did not know
exactly whether she loved him or not,
but she was sure that she liked him
better than any one else. She was
standing in the porch when Ange
reached her home, and was gazing so
intently at the moon that she did not
notice nim as he came up. As they had
been friends ever since their childhood,
the formalities of society were rarely
used between them when by themselves.
"Are you dreaming, Madeleine?"
he asked as he came up.
She started, but answered with a
laugh: "No, Ange, Heave that to you."
But I have done dreaming, Made
leine." "Then the sun will stop shining.
You can't help dreaming, Ange. It's
as natural to you as flirting is to me."
1 have done dreaming all but one
dream, Madeleine. That one I hope I
shall never give up until it becomes a
Tell it to me, Ange, and may be I
can judge of the probability of its being
" If you will walk with me I will tell
it to you," said Ange.
Madeleine consented, and the two
turned into the grounds, and the young
woman, taking his arm, prepared to
listen to his recital.
Now, Ange, let me hear your
dream,' said Madeleine, who had no
idea of what he was about to say, for
she was not expecting him to avow his
love for her then.
It is a dream that I have clung to
ever since my boyhood, Madeleine,'
began the young man; "a dream that
has seemed so bright and beautiful to
me that I have sometimes thought it
would never be realized. I have loved
you, Madeleine, better than all else in
the world, and I love you now better
than ever. With this love has come a
a dream that you will love me, and
when I ask you, you will be my wife.
Shall the dream be realized, Made
leine?" It was a sudden avowal, and toek the
young woman by surprise. She hesi
tated, and then said, half reluctantly:
This is something I did not expect
when we began our walk, Ange. It is
very sudden, and I "
"'You hesitate, Madeleine, he said,
calmly, "and I am not surprised.
Listen to me. For years you, in com
mon with others, have known me as a
dreamer, and something below what a
man should be. You cannot love one
upon whom others nay, upon whom
yourself look down. Is it not so?"
I think you are better and nobler
than most persons believe you, an
swered Madeleine; but you do not, if
you wish me to be frank, come up to
my idea of what my husband should be."
' I thought so, said the young man;
" but it will be so no longer. I have
not done my duty, Madeleine. ' I shall
do better in the future. I am going
away very shortly." . , t
" Going away, Ange? Where?"
" I shall leave here in ten days for
Boulogne, where I shall enlist in the
armv." ' '
" But there is no war now.
No, but I feel sure this shallow
peace can not last. There will be fight
ing soon, and I shall have an opportu
nity of making myself a name of which
you will be proud."
" And are you so anxious to go away
from me, Ange?" asked the young
woman, in a tone of reproach.
You have told me, Madeleine,
said Ange, with great earnestness,
that 1 am not what you would wish
for a husband; and I feel sure that you
are right. .1 wish to make myself
worthy, not only of your love, but of
your respect and admiration. .- If I re
main here there is no prospect of my
escaping from my old life. I must go
where some great power can turn me
into the paths that lead to higher ends
than those which I now walk. I have
come to you to-night to tell you this,
and ask you if you will try me. In
three years I will return and bring with
me an epaulet and a cross. You will be
proud of me then, and I shall have the
greatest reward 1 could hope for. Will
you consent to this?'
I think yon are right, Ange, said
Madeleine. Had you been a differ
ent man I would have loved you from
the first; as it is I like you better than
any one I know. Go, and for your own
sake, as well as mine, try to make a
name among the brave men with whom
you will be thrown, so that France as
well as I may be proud of yon. The
First Consul is the soldier's friend, and
if you do your duty bravely, he will re
And if at the end of three years I
bring the epaulet and the cross, will
you bo my wife, Madeleine?"
" Your true and loving wife, if you
will take me when you have grown so
great," was her reply. -
"Take you, dear Madeleine?" said
Ange, sailing. Were I the First
Consul himself, I would deem myself
honored by your love."
And so the matter was settled, and
in ten days Ange Pitois accompanied
Sergeant Dubois to Boulogne. Made
leine found that she had loved the
young man better than she had thought
and as the last few days of his stay in
town had shown her Ange's character
in a new light, she felt confident that
he would be successful.
In due time Ange and the Sergeant
reached Boulogne, where the old man's
regiment was stationed. Scarcely had
the young recruit become well grounded
in his training when the Consular chair
was replaced by the Imperial Throne,
and France commenced that career of
glory which ended so unhappily for
her. Ange was very well pleased with
this change, for now - that Napoleon
held the supreme power of the State,
he felt sure that there would be a bet
ter chance for promotion in the army.
He was a soldier by nature, and his
close attention to his duties impressed
his officers so favorably with him that
when the campaign of 1805, which fol
lowed the infamous coalition of Austria
and Russia opened, and his regiment
set out for Germany to join the Em
peror, who had abandoned his designs
upon England to crush enemies still
more-dangerous, Ange went as Ser-
feant Pitois. His regiment was the
brty-seventh of the line, and was in
advance, and was frequently engaged
in unimportant but severe encounters.
In all these Ange bore himself brave
ly, and exhibited so many high soldierly
qualities, that when he stood in the
gloom of the dreary morning, watching
for the sun that was to light the field of
Austerlitz, he was Captain Ange Pitois.
He had the epaulet, but the cross was
The Forty-seventh was right In front
that day, and suffered horribly. The
Russians, opposite whom it was posted,
held their ground manfully, and a well-
served battery tore husre trans in the
French ranks. Man after man went
down. Three charges of the French
were repulsed, and when the fourth
was sounded Ange found himself the
omy eommissionea omoer left unharm
ed. All the rest, from the Colonel
down, had been killed or wounded.
He saw at a glance the necessity of
carrying the battery, for unless it was
captured, the key to the Russian posi
tion would remain in the hands of the
In a moment he was at the head of
the remnant of the regiment. Seizing
the standard, he tore the tri-color from
the staff, and wrapping it around him,
Forward! Follow the colors!"
With a thrilling cheer the men pushed
on after him, right on to the guns.
How the canister tore through their
ranks! How the bright French blood
streamed out in the path of the Forty
seventh! No one thought of danger.
Every eye was fixed on the form wrap
ped in the flag, as it dashed right in
amid the guns. The battery was
reached; a brief, sickening struggle
followed, and then the grape and can
ister swept like a whirlwind through
the ranks of the retreating Russians.
The battery had been won by a hand
ful of men, and in an instant a fresh
brigade arrived to support the little
At the same moment an officer who
had witnessed the whole charge from
the moment Ange had torn the flag
from the staff, rode up, accompanied
by two or three aids.
Who commands this regiment?"
he asked, abruptly.
I do," said Ange, as he came for
ward, with his hanuerchief pressed to a
deep sword-cut in the forehead.
Your name and rank?" asked the
' Ange Pitois, Captain of the Forty-
seventh Regiment of the Line."
Lret it be mentioned in the report
of the battle," said the officer, turning
to one of his aids, " that this battery
was captured by the heroic Forty-seventh,
led by its brave commander,
Voionei Ange Fitois."
Ange now glanced up, and for the
first time saw the officers face. - In an
instant his head was uncovered, and he
Uolonel," said the omoer, smiling,
" to make your reward complete, take
this." And moving his horse closer to
the youngman the officer took from the
breast of his gray surtout a small cross
and buttoned it on the 00 at of the young
Colonel. The regiment shall be re
warded when the battle is ended," he
There was a shout from the group,
and the err of - Hurrah for the Em
peror!" rolled down the lines as Napo
leon turned and rode away. '
Ange's rise wag the most rapid in the
army. He was exceedingly popular,
and his quick promotion wrs regarded
by all as only what he deserved. Old
soldiers predicted that he would be a
Marshal of the Empire if he lived a
few years longer, and the Emperor
himself watched his course with a far
vorable eye. Jena was his greatest
battle, however, before he set out for
borne, and when the official bulletin
was published inthe Moniieur the name
of Colonel Pitois, commanding brigade,
was published among the list of the dis
A few months later Madeleine Trem
onille, who had heard regularly from
Ange Pitois, and who was wondering
that she had sot received any letter
from him for several months, was told
that an officer of the army, was below
who wished to see her, as he had a
message for her frem a friend. She
descended to the drawing-room, and
there found an officer, who sat in a dark
corner of the room. As he rose to re
ceive her she noticed that he had but
one arm, but it was too dark for her to
distinguish his features.
Yon have a message for me from
Colonel Pitois, I believe,' she said.
"From General Pitois, Madem
oiselle," said the officer. "He was
fortunate enough to render such great
services at Jena that the Emperor
thought it worth his while to make him
a General. I am sorry to say, how
ever," he continued, that the General
was terribly wounded in the battle,
and is now so much disfigured that you
would scarcely know him. He has
commissioned me to say to you that he
has become so badly maimed that he
can not expect to hold you to your
promise to him. He authorizes me to
say to you that you are iree irom au
ties that have bound you to him.
Does General Pitois wish to be free
from them himself?" asked Madeleine,
On the contrary," replied the o ni
cer, he is overwhelmed with despair
and grief at the idea of losing you."
Then sav to him.' said Madeleine.
proudly, " that I never loved him so
well as I do now, and that 1 will not
accept his generous offer."
In an instant she was clasped to the
officer's breast with his remaining arm,
and his kisses fell upon her lips, and
Madeleine knew that the stranger was
no other than Ange Pitois.
There was a merry wedding a week
later, when the Gallant General Pitois
led to the altar the fairest woman in the
south of France. It was noticed by
those present at the ceremony that the
bride wore a soldier's ornament. It
was the cross for which she had given
her heart. Her husband did not miss
it, for on his breast glittered the grand
cross of the Legion of Honor, which
the Emperor had sent him as a wedding
Two urchins met another urchin in
front of the post-office, Monday morn
ing, when the following conversation
took place: Say, Jim, where you
goin'?" "School," was the laoonio
reply. "What fur?" "Got to." "We're
goin' to old Greaser's dam to wade for
bull-frogs. Come on." "Can't, by
gosh, didn't 1 see dad put a bundle of
gads back of the wood-box this mornin'
sayin'. See these.' an' I looked, and,
says he, Well, there's yer books, you
git fur school. Them's the financial
embarrassments and social perplexities'
under which I labor.' And he passed
swiftly on to the arduous task of whit
tling desks and sticking pins into some
body at the village temple 01 learning.
Am evening newspaper of San Fran
cisco gives a glimpse of the state of the
mining stock market west of the Rocky
Mountains. Six of its columns are
filled with closely-printed lists of shares
in various mining companies on which
assessments are overdue, and which are
advertised to be sold as directed by law
because their owners refuse or are un
able to make further, payments on
them. On some of the stock the assess
ments are as low as two cents a share.
and on others as high as $2. Nearly
160,000 delinquent shares were adver
tised in a recent number of the news
paper in question.
A person passing through the world
looking for a needle will not be apt to
see the larger objects of life. Rocheitcr
The Lesson of Yesterday.
The longr contest is ended. The
thought which lay beneath the nomina
tion of General Ewing that that dis
tinguished champion of the rag baby
could hold the rank and file of the De
mocracy while winning over the sup
port of the National Labor Greenback
party has proved utterly fallacious.
There were too many Democrats who
still hold the views illuminated by the
head-lights of the party for fifty years,
and who would not rally to the support
of a man whose financial vagaries are
bitterly at variance with what were so
leng the accepted dogma of Democracy.
Resumption and the returning tide of
prosperity which came with it, threw
the National party upon its back; but,
prostrate and powerless, it still had no
confidence in Ewing. The Democracy
have a fondness forlooking to the past.
They love to look where the sun went
down, to see it rise again, and its
brightness is upon and over them ere
they see their mistake. They live in
the past, and seek only to apply to the
present the rules and methods appli
cable to conditions which the country
and the people have outgrown.
Ewing has suffered from this Rip Van
Winkle tendency on both hands. Good
old hard moaey conservatism scouted
his new f angled teachings in finance. It
believes that a man should pay his debts
honestly when he can, and that the Na
tion should be no less honest than the
individual citizen. Ewing's only chance
to win acceptance for his views lay in
the continuance of hard times, making
men willing to try anything for a
change. It was essential to his success
that there should be a basis for grum
bling, a plea of distress to catch the
votes of the discontented. But we have
immense harvests for which the whole
world presents good markets; factories
ia full activity; the land illuminated
every night with the bright fires of
thousands of furnaces, foundries and
iron mills; work everywhere in plenty
and wages advancing. The prophet of
evil has found no standing place amidst
this flood of returning prosperity.
On the other hand, the people have
learned some things about States'
Rights, the resolution of 1798, nullifica
tion and secession, which the Demo
cratic party have totally failed to com
prehend. They see that party still
anchoring itself by the resolutions of
'98, and the doctrine of States rights.
Thoy remember that these doctrines
were invented in the interest of slavery,
and followed to their logical results In
secession and war. Tney recognize
the same consequences as likely to
again result from the renewed alle
giance of the Democracy to these per
nicious doctrines, and una a foretaste 01
them in the efforts to wipe out the legis
lation which embodies the results of
the war, and in the attempts at nullifi
cation and a new rebellion. They be
lieve it was against these principles
th at Ewing and Rice fought, and though
they have mounted the platform of
Democracy, the people have joined
with the former companions in arms 01
these soldiers in refusing to be led
across the old dividing Tine into the
Confederate camp. . .
' The triumph of yesterday is not less
significant than complete. Ohio once
more puts the seal of condemnation
upon disunion and secession, State su
premacy and nullification. She de
clares again for sound money and the
honest payment 01 aebts; lor the main
tenance of the National honor and good
faith; and for the steadfast upholding
of the principles which triumphed in
the war, and the legislation in which
they are embodied. Cleveland Leader,
V A Glorious Triumph.
Ohio sends greeting to her sister
States this morning with one of the
most magnificent Republican victories
won -in the Buckeye State since the
memorable triumph over Vallandigham
in 1863. The Republicans have had to
contend with everything that money, po
litical intrigue and unscrupulousness
could bring against them. The Democ
racy realized fully the importance of the
struggle, and hesitated at nothing in
their determination to win it. It was a
high stake for which they were play
ing, and they played a desperate game.
They have lost; lost everything. The
victory is complete. The Republican
State ticket ia elected by majorities
ranging somewhere between twenty
thousand and twenty-five thousand, and
later returns may perhaps carry the
figures still higher. The dispatches as
they come in bring one almost unvary
ing tale of Republican gains. The
Republican gain over the vote of 1878
is apparently from fifteen to twenty
thousand, and over the vote for Gov
ernor in 1877, of not less than
forty-five thousand. Nor is that all,
or the best of yesterday's work.
The Legislature, which was overwhelm
ingly Democratic, will now be soiiaiy
Republican. Cuyahoga County sends
once more an unbroken Republican
delegation to Columbus, and Hamilton
County responds by sending up a full
Republican delegation, including a
colored Representative. Other coun
ties in the State upon which the Demo
crats counted with certainty have dis
appointed them in the same way.
As the matter stands now there seems
to be nothing wanting to the Republic
an triumph. Ohio takes her old proud
position in the front rank of Republic
an States. She will replace Thurman
in the United States Senate by a Repub
lican true and tried and of National
fame. 'She gives assurance that in 1880
she will do her part in electing a Re
publican President and supporting him
with a Republican Congress. She
stands to-day, her hands clasped in
cordial greeting with those of Maine
and California, exchanging congratula
tions with Iowa, and smilingly beckon
ing New York on to join the Joyous
mono of Republican States, and make
this next year a free, prosperous and
glorious Republican Nation. Cleveland
Herald of Vie 15th.
The Meaning or This Republican Tlo
' The Democratic managers in this
State and in the whole country recog
nize this Ohio election as a decisive
action in the Presidential campaign.
The Republicans also recognized that
this election was the turning point, and
would decide whether the government
of the Nation should pass under the
voke of the Southern Confederacy, and
the public faith, finances, currency, and
all the settlement of the issues of the
war be put into the hands of their ene
mies, and the Republic be again placed
in jeopardy by an attempt to seize the
Presidency by a revolutionary act, or.
at the best, the country torn with a dis
puted election of President; or whether
the Republio should be rescued from
all these perils, and given assurance
of keeping in its course 01 recov
ery and prosperity and publio sseurity,
The bearing of this election being
thus conceded by the Democratic party,
which thereupon has put forth its ut
most efforts, and being thus recognized
by Republicans, we . shall not . abate
anything from its importance now that
it has resulted in a decisive Republican
victory. Upon these mutual admis
sions we are warranted in regarding it
as an event of the highest importance
in the politics and prosperity of the
country. It is an event which will
give confidence to Republicans every
where, and which we believe that even
the men of business, and property, and
steady ind us try in the Democratic party,
although bound by the fierce despotism
of their party, must think better for the
We suppose that there is no man,
either Republican or Democrat, who
thinks this Republican revival merely
spasmodic, and that there is any likeli
hood of its .falling back. We suppose
that both parties perceive that this is a
popular rising; that it is evidence of
what is going on all over the North,
and are convinced that the tide will
sweep on. We suppose that in both
sections it will be recognized that this
result in Ohio is proof of a popular
tide which settles the question of the
election of President. This will be ac
cepted as a sign of a rising of the peo
ple, which, in spite of the baleful influ
ence of a selfish resolve to make the
election of Governor of New York a
personal affair, will carry that State for
Republican principles, even if it shall
not carry Indiana.
With New York carried by the Re
publicans, where can a Democratic can
didate look in the North for the forty
seven votes required, in addition to the
solid South to elect a President? This
will save the republic from the danger
of a disputed election of President the
dispute raised by the body which has
usurped the power to revise the elec
tions of State electors. This will show
to the Confederate States the futility of
supposing that Confederate politics can
subdue the Northern people. This is
the true way to bring peace to the
South. All Democratic gains in the
North cause a revival of barbarism in
the South. We believe that this victory
will have an important effect in restor
ing respect for law in the South, and
that it will promote the era of business
prosperity, by giving general confi
dence in the future. Cincinnati Oa
tettc ofthilbth. -
Ex-Gov. Dennison, of Ohio, is a pru
dent and responsible man, who ia not
given to making statements loosely or
carelessly. Early in - the Ohio cam
paign he made a speech at joiumDus,
in which he charged it to be the pur
pose of the ex-Confederates, as soon as
they should come into control of the
General Government, to compel the
United States to make good the Rebel
losses in the War, including the pay
meat in whole or part of the Confed
erate States debt. Gov.. Dennison
made substantially the same statement
to a reporter of the New York Times,
and he has been widely criticized by
the Democratic press for making ex
travagant and groundless assertions
for mere campaign purposes. This
criticism has stimulated him to search
for the evidence that warranted his
statements, and his search has been re
warded. We print in another column
transcripts of certain documents on file
in the State Department at Washing
ton, and a letter from Mr. Thomas n.
Dudley, formerly United States Consul
at Liverpool, that fully substantiate
Gov. Dennison's assertions in regard
to the designs of the ex-Confederates
on the National Treasury.
From the letters which passed be
tween the State Department and the
diplomatic and consular agents of the
Government in England during the years
1865, '66 and '67, it appears that the
Confederates and the English holders
of the Confederate bonds counted, long
after the War was closed, upon the ul
timate paymont of that part of the
Rebel debt which was based upon the
security of cotton production. They
then laid out a programme whioh is
now nearly carried out to completion.
They predicted,' says ex-Consul Dud
ley, that they would obtain control of
the southern states, ana men, wnn me
aid of the Northern Democracy, would
obtain control of the General Govern
ment." The first part of the scheme
has long since been carried, and a por
tion of the second part. The ex-Confederates
are in absolute control of all the
Southern States, and they have a ma
jority in both Houses of Congres; they
only need to elect the next President in
order to achieve complete dominion
ever the country. Then they will be in
position to proceed with the project of
reimbursing the South for its War losses
and re-establish the doctrine of State
The financial cleaning-up that has
been accomplished by the Republicans
will afford the ex-Confederates an ex
cellent opportunity for proceeding with
their grabs. They will find, if they
come into power, that the Government
credit is the best in tne woria. xney
will find a popular demand for more
Government bonds, and this will fur
nish a pretext for voting away public
money for the benefit of the South.
They may begin with the scheme for
paying back the ootton-tax, which has
lone been on the tavis: or with a prop
osition to pay that part of the Confed
erate debt which was oasea upon rae
cotton resources of the Southern States;
or with a huge subsidy for the Missis-
. . . . r, - a T". "i-
Bippi levees, or un ooamern 1 nuiiiu
Railroad, or some other publio im
provement" at the South. Wherever
they begin, it is impossible to foretell
where or when they wiu enu. a ne taste
for public pilfer grows by what it feeds
on; and it is probable that nothing short
of revolution will check their greed.
The caucus will be under their absolute
dominion, and the Northern doughfa
ces, always servile under Southern dic
tation, will scarcely try to resist their
., The Democratic newspapers which
have been so free in their criticisms of
Governor Dennison's statements will
probably regret their rashness. The
documents ne 11 as prouuiani, wuug wiui
the letter from ex-Consul Dudley, who
was so long in a position to learn the
real hopes and aims of the Confeder
ates after their defeat in the war, fur
nish more direct evidence of the Con
federate purpose to raid the Treasury
for the benefit of the "Lost Cause"
than has hitherto been brought forward.
With a Democratic President, a Demo
cratic majority in both Houses of Con
gress, Democrats in complete posses
sion of all the offices, and the ex-Confederates
supreme in the councils of the
party, there will be no General Braggs
to protest against the contemplated
raids, and, if there were,' such protests
would be futile. The only safety lies
in the exclusion of the ex-Confederates
from the supreme power they are seek
ing. Chicago TrUntnt.
- Row For Hew York. a
The Republicans of Ohio have won a '
splendid victory, surpassing the expee- -'
tations of their most sanguine friends, 1 -and
recalling, by the spirit of the con- r
test and the size of the majority, the
magnificent battle in which Vallandig
ham was routed. Mr. Foster is elected
Governor by a plurality : over Ewing, u
which is estimated at over 20,000 votes.
The Legislature is considered as surely
Republican. Cincinnati, the great
fighting-ground of the State, has gone "
Republican by a handsome majority,
and there are great gains in Cleveland . ;
and Columbus. The first returns are .
necessarily incomplete, but enough is ' -
known to settle . ) politics of 1879. Gen. :
Ewing drops like a shot from his proud
position as a possible Presidential can- a
didate to the place of a rather uninflu- t
ential Congressman. Mr. Thurman's "
extinction is complete. He is cut off
both from a re-election te the Senate .-u
and from a nomination to : the Presi- j
dency. . His downfall is, in one -sense,''
pitiable, for the whole country is look-. .
lng at it. Ohio is enrolled among the c ;
surely Republican States in 1880. The ';r
Solid North is beginning to loom up be- .,
fore the Solid South.
This great victory must not be belit
tled by assigning it to too n arrow causes.
It is not the result of Mr. Foster's ener-' " i
getic canvass, nor of the labors of any
one man, however able and sincere! .It
is not the result of the Sherman boom, "
dot of the Grant boom,- nor of the - v
Blaine boom, nor of the Hayes . ;j
boom. All these , currents in , the vr
campaign have had , their effect, no .
doubt, but the one mighty cause has,
been the profound conviction of .the -people
that the interests of the country '
would not be safe for the next four ,
years in Democratic hands. . They were . . .
forced to this conclusion when they '"
saw, on the one hand, the tendency of -the
controlling element . in the Demo-
cratie party toward soft money, infla
tion and repudiation theories; and con- ,
fronted, on the other, the aggressive ;
insolence of the Solid South. - The pec- ;
pie of Ohio realized, perhaps for the . o
first time, how little aid the South
needed from its Northern allies to con
quer the country, and how near we "
were to the rule of a -party which has -repudiated
$300,000,000 of debts, which
made the chief of inflationists its lead-. .
er : in this very campaign, which has . .
virtually abolished the ballot in '
at least six States, and murders
even- 'women and children for the
crime of Republicanism. If Ohiovot- ,
era have been repelled from the Demo
cratie party by the sense of danger "
both to the stability of the finances and a
to the political liberty of millions of the
citizens of the South, they have been at
the same time drawn toward the Re
publican party by powerful influences.
Resumption was a Republican achieve
ment. The revival of business was
known to be the result of the Repub
lican financial policy. The whole coun
try was aroused, and the old war feel
ing flamed out again in resentment, at
the course of the Confederate Briga- z
diers in Congress. The vetoes of Presi- "
dent Hay es. and his recent speeches, "
helped. - The innate love of the people .
for publio honesty helped. - The Ameri- -can
dislike to seeing a man shot for his . .
political opinions helped. Many things
worked together, and the result is a
splendid triumph for the right.
It is a victory great in itself, but - .
vastly greater in its far-reaching con- .
sequences. It will give a tremendous .'
impetus to the Republican cause in New '
York.- Three weeks hence the Empire
State will have substantially the same . . .
issue before itr She will render sub
stantially the same . verdict. Let every
Republican do his best in the time that '
remains. ' The Republicans of Ohio '
have put the inflation and shotgun De
mocracy to flight. Now let the men of : . ..
New York rise in their , might, and '
smite them hip and thigh! N. T. Tri- '
bune, - "
Two Monster Steel Canaons Compari- .
son Between English and Geo .
. .- man Guns.
The renewed .: experimental firing
with, the English eighty-ton gun on the
11th inst., following closely upon the''
artillery exhibition at Meppen, affords -a
favorable opportunity for comparing--.
the: performances of the heaviest gun ,
as yet manufactured at Woolwich with
those of the most powerful piece of -ordnance
up to thepresent time con-
8tructed at Essen, Germany. The En- - ,
glish gun is the eighty-ton gun, which, .. .
as its name indicates, weighs eighty ', t ;
tons, and which throws a projectile 1
weighing 1,760 pounds; and the Got- :.:
man gun is the so-called forty-centi- ' i-n
metre gun (the diameter of its bare be- ; j
ing forty centimetres, or 15.76 inches),T
which weighs seventy tons (or, more
exactly, seventy tons fourteen owt,), -''
and which at the recent trials at Mep- :
pen threw a projectile weighing 1,709
pounds, or fifty-one pounds less than
that of its English riyal. The full
charge, again, 01 the eighty-ton gutt is
445 pounds of powder; while that fired .;
in the forty-centimetre gun at Meppen ...-r
consisted of 451 pounds. The calibre . 7.
of the two guns is also almost the same; . '
that of the German gun being, as
stated above, 15.76 inches, that of the
English sixteen inches. At Meppen,
finally, an average muzzle velocity of
1,648 feet per second was obtained, "
while at Woolwich a velocity of 1,657 : ?
feet per second was given by the eighty-:. 3
ton gun to its projectile. Practically, , ;,,lT
therefore, the power of the two guna
may be regarded as equal; but the
Krupp piece has the advantage of be- '" '
ing nearly ten tons lighter. There is,
however, good reason to belfove that ,
guns can be manufactured on the Wool-,
wich system which, weight for weight,
shall be quite as powerful as those con
structed by Herr Krupp. The increased
velocity obtained from the eighty-ton
gun was gained by enlarging the cham
ber of the piece, thereby obtaining
space for the more effectual consump
tion of: the alow powder ot which the ;
charge employed, consisted; and it ia
calculated that by the further develop
ment of this principle of -chambering,
and by also increasing the length of the
bore to allow a longer time for the gas
generated by the- combustion of -the ,
charge to take effect upon the projectile
before the latter leaves the muzzle,
still better results will be obtained.
Pall Mall Gazette. - V"
. . .
Secret art Mtjxxxns of the London
Missionary Society was the official who
organised the movement to Christianize
Central Africa. Of the six mission
aries who made the first start for Lake
Tanganyika, two abandoned the jour
ney and two died by the way." Mr.
Mullens decided to go along with the
next party, so as to learn for himself
the difficulties and dangers of the en
terprise. News of his death has just
been received." ' ' , "
- And now they claim that John Smith
it ajx Ohio man. There! Botlon Pott.