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VOLUME XIII. j WELLINGTON, O., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1879, ; : i - NUMBER 6.
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Dealers ta LaBnber. Lath. Bhtaalea, Doors, Bsaa,
BIBada Maaldtaaa and Draased Lanbsr of aU sorts,
Tard aasr HaaaUa'a Peed Sure, WeHtactaa. tx
J. H. WIGHT. Dealer la Clock. Watches, Jewelry.
Bllearwara, Gold Peas, Xtc Bhop la Hoosbtoa'a
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BMatefClotbs ai Caaalaiaraa, which win be aiade
te ariar ta Um bean atylee as at leaaoaabla ptleea.
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aald Bar Bams, Bheew, Hoaa, Hides. Ktc Market,
I aMa Liberty street.
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for hUsrtor BaeaJa. : Market Berth
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aad Whulmaio sad Betsa aialaiala Dra Medl
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dries. Bonk aMe Liberty Street.
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Beeth aMa Manhaale trast. oasdooroaat of AbmtI-
Ay AUTUMN CBAXSOX.
The htch hill landscape of Bld and greea
Ana crimson color is eoitiy seen
Through the basy lights where the slopes stretch
To tbe leevf-friiMnd edge of the amoky town.
The yellowing uorcb-Tinee bend and away.
The peacock atrnta in a lordly way
Up and down through the drosay day.
The fruity rardens are d oak and eweets
Sheaeea of hliea like white maide meet;
Tka 11 I 1.1 n ,k ...
Yea, bind them, maiden, about your hair? .
I .ikrji Ma H f 1 i &twt fi r fciwimv t
Bat youth nor eweetneas can last alway,
bo hie shall be merry when best it may.
In the leaf-strewn pathway the slim maid stands;
uoiairuppuiB Boney-oomDs axip in ner nsnoe;
Hugh over bar fair head tbe ripe irspea hang;
While a note of the air M softly sang.
As here in the flivht of tbe duak they ntood,
Flita liffht thromrh her heantifal ncnaiTe mood
With thoochu of the looks that like sweet word
Lh, well," aisha the maiden, "the world is
Borne a trance dark beauty may well be his bride.
cut 11 in the tar time to yet come 1 .
Hh 1 h in mw Lit, an hia hrrt ao hlirh
1 aboukl hash like this frost-flower neath his
And, though something of new life the time
I ahonld chouse to be wooed in a scene like Mi.M
Now imtiiM an honr that ia rarrr still
The dnaky snmacha jtleam dark on the hill;
An evening lanpnor ta on the learee;
Tbe swallows twitter along the cares;
Tbe pigroos hotter froea waiitn wsii.
Bosh! bend low to their musical call.
While the- peaches, rod with their ripeneai, fall.
A thin rain otaaes with tbe chill, gray dawa;
Flash and flavor from autumn eeem gone; "
A cloud of mist drifts over the walks:
The dead leaves cling to tbe black Bower-stalks;
Low to the meadows the strayed birds fly;
Tbe vines are beaten; the west winds sigh
For the aun-aweet beauty that aooa passed by.
What wOl'the winter bring for thee?
Fireside dreaming and sleigh-ride glee;
Bong and lausrnter and lighted rouma; -Low
lovenndaic and hot-house blooms; .
Pleaanrea aacred and aweelz but oh! 1 .
The autumn flush aad tbe autumn glow ,
Will lie like a sou oa the awful enow, r -Dream
of orchard and wet wood lanes.
Splendor of purple and red-gold stains.
Kise in beantiral lite between
Low-hang picture and fireside scram.
Aav." but the maiden tuts m ner bl
Flashed and fair in the fire e warm kiss.
fievera scene so sweet as Mi"
MUM W. Uarjmur. ta cvirurtaa c'ssoa.
A LITTLE FOOL. - -I
am ftatonished Eloise! after all
mv instructions as to what society and
respectability demand of you. If you
mast marry and make a fool of your
self, why not marry Colonel Powell?"
.Because 1 ao not like toionei row-
ell, and because I like some one else,
AuntEtheL" - --if.--
" I never heard of such a thing. Do
ou know what you are saying, missf
inch talk, I can tell you. is highly im
proper; and as lor not liking Uoionel
Powell, that is nonsenae. t Colonel Pow
ell has everything necessary to win any
woman's approbation very old family,
very fine manners, elegant residence,
servants, carnage, money, ana a mem
ber Of Congress besides. Don't you
know that you would spend the winters
ia Washingtonf" v-vm ."-
1 declare it does not tempt me a
bit." . , . ,; r ...
And I don't believe that he is a day
more than fifty."
" tie is aeTenty-nre u ne is an Hour,
and he hobbles and coughs, and is alto
gether dreadfuL I never, never, never
will marry mm.
May 1 ask who. then, is to have the
honor of becoming mv nephew f and
Miss Ethel aat stiffly down, and began
to carefully re-arrange the pink satin
bows on ber white morning dress.
loise sat down opposite to ner, and
fingered nervously the rose-buds and
ivy leaves that trimmed her earden hat.
The two women were ' strangely alike.
onlv one face was forty years old, white
and proud; and the other was only
twenty, flushing and paling, and an
swering every feeling of the heart.
tor some momenta js.ioise aia not
speak, and' Miss ' Ethel Bruce did not
urge her. She sat patiently looking in
her niece's face, until that young lady,
finding courage in her desperation, said,
with a bland defiance, The gentleman
who ia to have that honor, dear aunt, is
Mr. Henry Torrens."
" impossible! 1 oa wouia not ao sacn
a foolish thing?"
,"t yes, I would." - "
Do you know who ho isr
"He is Harry." ..- . ,
Ridiculous! - Do yoa know who his
father isP" ' v ?
No. I don t want to know him par
ticularly. Do yoa know him, Aunt
No. -1 dare say it would be very
improper for me to know such a per
son. . When we first met him last sum
mer in the North, I don't remember
that he ever named his family." ' ' " ;
"Mori." ' '
That looks very bad. Eloise. - If a
man haa respectable relations,of course
he talks about them." .
I don't see that it makes any great
difference to me. I do not intend to
marry Harry's relations. I do not care
much about them, anyway. - Onoe he
told me that hia mother was dead, and
I said mine was too; and of course we
felt sorry for each other, and all that.
But I am afraid 1 am a little jealous
about Harry: I would Just as lief be the
only person in the world who had any
ngnt to love mm as nor."
" xoa mtte me xeei nopeiess aoout
you. Pray what do you intend to live
"Harry nas two inousana aoiiars a
. . . . ....
year." - : :
Two thousand dollars a year I What
a magnificent incomer ...
Don't make fun 01 us, aunt; 1 can
not allow that; indeed I cannot. . We
love each other, and shall be very
"Doubtless, may 1 bsk wnere mx.
Torrena is employed?"
" In west ot lireen s law omce."
I thought he lived in New York.
What brought him herer '
How should 1 knowr said lMoise,
blushing, and involuntarily dropping
Ber voice. :
Her aunt watched her curiously, and
shook her head for answer. "Where
have von seen him for I hone vou have
not dared to bring him within the pre
cincts of Bruce Place." -
" He haa never touched a paling of it.
met him at Aunt . Kezia's; and I am
sure she wou'd have let Cousin Lizzie
marry him very willingly. . She thinks
a great deal of Harry.'' - - - 1
iiEzie uruoe is different, she baa
five little sisters, and my brother Jake
alwaya spends twenty out of an income
of nineteen. You have expectations
nr at least had. I always intended, if
yoa remained unmarried, to leave you
the Bruce Place."
"Dear annt. thank yoa for the inten
tion; bat I would rather have Harry. I
have a little bit 01 money of my own,
have I not?"
"About four thousand dollars: iuat
enough to buy your wedding things,
and marry yoa decently. For though
yoa are going to make such a fool of
yourself. I shall not show the white
leather about it. 1 most pretend to be
happy when I am wretched, and re
ceive congratulations that will nearly
choke me; but such trials are part and
parcel of a worn an' a Jot; I dare aay I
shall get craaitaDiy urouga them."
Miss Ethel rose with a proud air, but
a pitifully sad face, and attempted to
leave the room, but Eloise, with gentle
force and many tender kissesv-maao her
sit down again.
Auntie." she said, cpaxingly, you
have asked ma. a good many questions,
and I have answered them truly; now I
am going to ask you some, and I know
yoa will be fair with me about them
First, were you ever in love?"
Half smiling and half sighing. Miss
Ethel sat thinking over the bold ques
tion. At length she answered slowly,
and with a great deal of pathos in her
voice; "Yes. Eloise; I once loved as I
do not' think you have the power to
love. It is twenty-two years ago."
"Will you tell me about it?"
I cannot. . Yes 1 will try; perhaps
it may show yon what a waste of life it
is. Wait here a few momenta."
She then left the room, bat soon re
turned with a little tortoise-shell box
in her hand. It opened with a spring,
and showed a few yellow letters, a
bunch of withered violets, and the half
of a plain gold ring.' ' She lifted the lat
ter, and said: . .
f " This is ' part of his dead mother's
wedding ring; we broke it in two, and
swore solemnly over it to be faithful to
the promises we had made each other.
Then he sailed away from me. and I
never heard from him again. For two
years I suffered all the agonies of hope
deferred and ; slighted love, and at
length I had a fever that left me the
colorless little ghost I have been ever
Perhaps he was dead."
" Then he was a miserable creature.
and I should have put him out of my
heart and memory."
' Yes, I think yoa would, Eloise. 1
think, too, that it is likely you would
have let some other man make a fool
of yoa a second time. I have a differ
ent nature. I did not cease to suffer for
James Early for five years, but having
conquered that weakness, I never per
mitted myseu to care ;ior any other
man." : . .
14 But yoa were rich and handsome.
Did no one else care for you?'.'
Miss Ethel smiled queerly, and after
a slight hesitation said, "Yes."
" Who was it, auntie?"
" Colonel PowelL" -
' " O. aunt! - So vou wanted me to do
a thing yoa would not do yourself."
Yes, dear. - You wanted to marry;
I did not. When I was twenty years of
age, if I had wanted to marry at all, I
should -have married for wealth and
position- Colonel Powell can give his
wife these advantages." -
"Are yoa still in love with this Mr.
Early's memory P" -
No,- I' am not. If I should meet
him to-day, I do not think I should care
to speak to him."
"Is he alive?"
I suppose so.- I heard of his mar
riage ten years ago."
Don't pity me. child. I am to be
congratulated. If it had not been for
my dear father's opposition, I should
have married for love, given my for
tune and my life into the keeping of a
selfish, fickle man in fact, made just
such a little fool of myself as you are
about to mate.
" Aunt, do you really think that Har
ry would forget me in a few weeks or
" Of course he would."
" I will try him."
You will act verv wisely to do so.
Eloise. I am glad I have told you mv
sad little story;. it may make yon at
least 'look before you leap.' 'Where
does Harry generally leave your
un the little bridge outside the
' Do net say Farewell there. ; Lov
ers who part over running water never
meet again. ' Give him every lawful
chance. Yoa may bring him into the
bo a tew Hours aiterwasa there was
a very bitter parting under the oaks in
Brace Park. Eloise was almost shocked
when it was over. In her heart she had
only intended to frighten Harry, but
her lover had taken the proposal too
seriously, and things had been said that
she could not nnsay. At first, indeed,
Harry had laughed at Miss Ethel's
doubts-of him, - and. his laughter had
provoked Eloise. She did not like the
thing treated as a Joke. " It was a
very serious matter, and she did . not
see how Harry could laugh at the idea
of not seeing her for eleven months."
For eleven months was the time she
had fixed upon as the limit of her lov
er's probation. In eleven months she
would be of age, and could claim her
small fortune. If Harry were true to
her, she would then be willing to begin
life with him on four thousand dollars.
Besides, she had a shrewd idea that if
she humored her aunt thus far. Miss
Ethel would not withdraw her favor.
Harry was indignant at all such pru
dential considerations. He spoke very
disrespectfully of Bruce Park, and de
clared be would not say Thank yoa'
for every acre in it, and tbe old wooden
mansion thrown in, .and that eleven
months was an eternity; they might
just as well say good-bye forever.
Then Eloise argued that it was very
well for him to talk of living on two
thousand dollars a year ' and each
other's love. Men could get society,
and have people speak decently to
them, even if they could only afford
one new suit in twelve months; but a
woman's friends depended on the con
dition of her wardrobe, - and 'she won
dered if even Harry's love could stand
a shabby old-fashioned dress and one
button kid gloves.
Harry -"was sure she would make
any dress look elegant;" and Eloise
said angrily, " He was very absurd,"
and thought so too. So the end of all
was Harry bade her Farewell' till the
6th of the following June, and that
with many tears and protestations they
finally began their self-imposed trial of
earh other's ficielitv.
The next morning's paper announced
the sudden departure of Mr. Henry
Torrens for New York on. business of
importance likely to jdetain him some
months, and Eloise was angry enough
at the information. She had hoped
Harry would try again to convince her
of the folly of parting, and she was
determined at this interview to be con
For some weeks Misa Ethel did not
have a very happy time. Eloise wan
dered in the park, or about the big si
lent house, and was not at all cheerful
company. At first Harry's letters were
so long and frequent that a great deal
of her time was satisfactorily employed
in answering them. But by degrees
they grew both shorter and less fre
quent, and towards the beginning of
winter they stopped altogether.
The two women looked sadly in each
other's face at the empty post-box
every morning, and Miss Ethel had
her will made during these days, and
left her niece all she had, as some
compensation. But yet often when
she saw the sad face that had once
been so bright and pretty, she half re
proached herself, and wondered
whether, where ignorance is bliss, if it
be not folly to be wise.
One day toward spring a bright.
warm day for" the .season Eloise. who
had now ceased even,hopingior a letter,
was walking -slowly up and down the
great ball dividing the large drawing-
room and the late Air. liruce's library
from the rest of the house. '-. I hese
rooms were very seldom opened, and
still more seldom used. Eloise only re
membered two or three grand occa
sions on which they had been used for
great entertainments, the last being
that which introduced her into society
two years previously.
A sudden fancy seized her; she would
throw back the closed blinds, and let
the spring sunshine into the dark
rooms. Besides, there were all kinds
of curious ornaments there, and a great
many books; to examine them would
pleasantly pass a few hoars. Miss
Ethel readily agreed. She was glad to
see her niece interest herself in any
thing that could beguile thought from
the one sad, mortifying subject of her
Toward noon she went to seek Eloise.
Her first glance showed her the girl sit
ting thoughtfully upon the hearth-rug
with her lap full of letters, and queer
tarnished Hindoo jewelry. She sprang
up to meet her aunt, and with a strange
ly solemn excitement cried out:
' O, auntie, they are yours, all yours!
I was looking at that queer cabinet, and
my dress turned it over, and a piece
fell out of the bottom, and these things
were scattered about.' Then she ran
out of the room, shutting the door care
fully behind her.
Poor Miss Ethel needed her privacy.
Here was her lover's vindication; here
were all the sweet words for which she
had nearly died. He had Buffered all
she bad suiierea; be bad poured out
his agony and his despair in letters
which had never until now reached her.
Tbe poor lady took them to her room,
and never appeared again that day.
But she had no hard words for the hand
that had wronged her. " Dear father;
he meant it for a kindness,' was all
that she said.
Still she grew very restless, and con
tinually declared that she was surj
something was going to happen. But
coming events often cast long shadows
before, and it was full two months
afterward ere Miss Ethel's presentiment
came true. Then she got a letter one
day which threw her into a wild, fever
ish excitement. " tloise," she cried,
almost sobbing with joy, "he is come;
he is at the village; be will be here in
an hour. How am I to bear it?"
Women seek each other's sympathy
in hours like this, and Eloise perhaps
with just a little pang for her own sor
row gladly gave it. But when she
joined the long-parted lovers at dusk,
and saw ber aunt lingering with tender
cares by the handsome dark stranger at
the fireside, she knew that never again
would Aunt Ethel want sympathy; it
was easy to see her lover was still her
lover, and that they thoroughly under
stood the past.
Perhaps the sight of their happiness
was a little irritating sometimes to
Eloise. Sho could not help blaming
her aunt in some measure for the loss
of Harry, and she wondered if she ever
remembered now any of her old opin
ions about the folly of marrying for
love. Many women would have re
minded her of them, but Eloise was not
ill-natured; and when she saw the old
lovers wandering about the gardens so
happily together, she only hoped that
her own blighted youth might have
some such recompense given it: for
such a joy it 'would almost be worth
waiting, a little while, but not twenty
two years; that was too strong a test of
It was not asked of her. On the
morning of the 5th of June, when the
dew was yet on the grass, there was a
messenger to see ber. He had with
him an exquisite basket of white roses,
and in their midst was a letter which
made Eloise Bruce the happiest girl in
America. . And Aunt Ethel was Just as
delighted. "He mast come here at
once,"she said;" they would wait break
fast for him and be most never go
Then the ladies discovered that Har
ry and James Early were already
friends. ' They had met at a hotel in
New York, and both having their hearts
in the same little Southern town, they
had speedily become confidential. And
Harry was not long in getting his par
don, though his excuse might well have
been considered by a less loving mis
tress as an aggravation , of his offense.
"You see. darling," he explained
between his kisses, "yoa wanted to test
my heart, and so 1 thought it only fair
to let yoa test your own also. Do you
think yon would remember me, if you
never saw or heard irom me for twenty-
two years, as Aunt Ethel did that lover
of hers?" -
"Harry! - I should remember yoa
forever. I never, never would have
married any one else, if yoa had stayed
away altogether. But indeed it was
cruel to try me so bitterly."
"And bow about you sending me
"I won't ever do it again, Harry;
and I never really wanted yon to go.
You ought to have known that.'
A few nights afterward, as they all
sat together on the moon-lit veranda.
Aunt Ethel said, very tenderly, "Chil
dren, James and I will be married next
Thursday, and we shall sail for Cal
cutta immediately. Could not the two
marriages be made at once? Then,
Harry, Eloise could live on at the old
place, and keep it from going to de
struction. It ia Eloise' s now; 1 made it
over to her to-day, and Mr. Green says
you are going into partnership with
their firm, so I hope you will have
enough to keep love from flying out of
Little more was said at the time, for
Aunt Ethel persistently turned the sub
ject, but when she came into Eloise's
room to bid the new bride elect "good
night," the happy girl whispered: "O,
aunt, how generous yoa have beea to
us! Surely . Mr. Early must be very
rich, to let yoa give us such a magnifi
cent wedding present"
" No, dear, he is not In fact, he is
yet what he calls a struggling man. He
has great ventures on hand; he may be
come rich, or he may lose nearly all he
has made. It ts something about indigo,
dear, I know not what, and 1 don't
care. I am going now wherever be
goes, and I am a very, very happy
Then Eloise whispered, nlyly,'Auntie,
do you remember saying a year ago
that a girl was a little fool who married
I remember, dear. I am wiser now,
and I say if tbe girl is a little fool who
marries for love, she who marries with
out it is the most foolish and wretched
of womeo On the whole. Eloise, 1 am
rather proud of our good sense eh, my
' Others, however, seemed to 'think
differently, for Lizzie Bruce, meeting
her friend Selina James one morning,
said, " Selina, what do you think?
tiarry lorrens nas come bacK, and
Cousin Eloise has actually forgiven him
everything, and is going to marry him!
I never would have done it. Would
: Certainly I would not: but then
Eloise Bruce was always on that sub
ject a little fool." Harper's Weekly.
' A Father's Sacrifice. -
Not a great while since a prominent
physician of Denver, Col., was called
to attend a patient in the last stages of
what appeared to be consumption, bat
which, upon examination, proved to
be simply a wearing away of life a de
cay of the energies of mind and body.
Although well supplied with money.
the stranger was seemingly without
friends or relatives. He wrote no letters
and received none. An alien to the
tenderness and charities which sanctify
the affections, he seemed to be drifting
out of the world, in which, for him, afi
the flowers of tbe heart had perished
a bleak and desolate old man. hastening
out of the sunshine into the winter of
the grave. After making a thorough
examination of the case, the doctor told
him that although he could find no or
ganized disease, yet he was dying.
" 1 Know it," replied the patient.
"But have you no idea of what
brought you to this plight?" inquired
the interested man of science. .
It is a curious phenomenon. . You
have heard a great deal about cases
like mine more as a visionary exag
geration of the fancy than as an actual
occurrence but, strange as it may ap-
Eear, I am dying, as you say, of a broken
" You surprise me!" - - -j
." Yes. I surprise mvself. I did not
come to your health-giving climate as
others do in search of a longer lease
of life but to die in peace, and alone."
" fiat have you no friends?" asked the
N one that I can claim. My toast is
sealed with the shadow of a crime, and
over my nameless grave not even a
meniorv must hover. X am already
deal all who ever knew my name."
" You saV you are a criminal?'' pur
sued the doctor. V
" No. I am none.' Bat 1 assume the
stigma to shield! another."
"And that other." - -"Was
my son!" ' "
" What was the nature of his crime?"
The physician's curiosity had got
the better of his prudence. . The' shad
ows of twilight were falling around
them. Through the open window
streamed the soft brilliance of -the dy
ing day. Clouds of amethyst' and pur
ple floated lazily on the far-off hills.
But in the chamber where the fevered
breath was drawn quick and short there
was a hushed stillness which . seemed
in keeping with the ghostly shadows. -
it was murder:
. And was fixed on yoa?v. "
On me I assumed it, and then es
caped but not to evade the vengeance
of the law, but to spare to him I loved
the stigma of a felon's death. -
now long ago was tmsr '
" Twelve years."
And have yoa been a wanderer
ever since?" i
"Ever since!" . -
The feeble pulse was fluttering the
glazing eyes sheathed - nnder - waxen.,
lids; and the shattered form was grow
ing rigid momentarily.
" will you tell me no morer" whis
pered the physician.
it is an 1 nave to teiii"
The next instant the man was dead.
He had kept his secret, and . sacrificed
his life in keeping it . .. " '
A GhMt Story. i '. ; '.
In these days, when ghost-lore seems
to be fast vanishing into space, it may
interest some of my readers to hear the
following story aa it was told me by the
individual concerned, a rising diplo
matist in a pleasant" Continental town
that I happened to visit "You will
remember," he said, "that on my re
turn here after my marriage we took a.
small house in one of the - principal
streets, not by any means an old build
ing or in any way different from the
ordinary run of houses of the same size.
It so happened that after we had settled
ourselves I was obliged to be away in
England, leaving my wife here alone.
On my return she mentioned to me that
she had dreamed four or five times
running the same dream, and that it
always took place when she had been
in bed about an hour. She was not in
the least nervou9 about it, nor gave me
the smallest hint that she suspected
anything out of the common. About
three davs after our conversation, we
were dress ing for dinner, and the door
leading from my dressing-room to my
wife's room was open, when she called
out to me: 'Is it not curious, I feel
exactly as if there was some one in the
room with me? Are you still dressing?
I replied that I had never left my room.
That night, shortly after going to bed.
1 distinctly saw a little old man, with
blonde eendre beard, come into our bed
room, and walk through into my dress
ing-room; the bre was burning bright
ly at the time, as also a rushlight at the
further end of the room. I jumped
quickly out of bed and came behind
the figure, which was standing at my
dressing-table, and was perfectly visi
ble from my room, saying: uome, l
have got yoa now! As yoa know, I
am a pretty strong-minded individual,
and have never had much leaning to
ward 'spiritual fancies, even when a
medium has held most of the spectators
entranced by his performances; but I
confess I had a bad moment when the
figure, instead of giving me a crack on
the head or begging for mercy, adopted
the more unusual course of vanishing
altogether. I said nothing to my wife
about the affair; but the next evening
at very nearly the same time, in walked
the figure again and stood in the door
way, between the two rooms, looking
at us. I woke my wife, and we both
had a good stare at him. I felt it was
no good getting up after him, and in
about two minutes he walked leisurely
through the doorway out of sight. Per
sonally speaking, I don't care a rap
how often the gentleman comes. My
wife also is averse to leaving a comfort
able house on account of what she is
pleased to term 'a bogey ,' so we have
never moved, and from time to time
our old friend appears and goes through
the same performance. I have made
inquiries from some neighboring shop
keepers, and from my description they
at onco recognized the figure I saw as
the former owner of my house, who
died some ten or twelve years ago."
I reproduce the story in almost the
identical words my friend used, and
leave it to my readers to explain away
or believe in it, as the fancy takes them.
The Ohio Waterloo,
The political Waterloo in Ohio was a
terrible destroyer of party " issues for
1880." The opposition managers had
no less than three Presidential issues.
upon each of which they were placing
a great deal of dependence. One was
the rag-baby issue. It was believed
that this would be found available at
the North-west; that it would secure
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin,
and these, added to the Solid South,
would give them the President without
any aid from tbe bard-money, bast
This was the Thurman idea. Another
was the " great-fraud" issue. This, it
was imagined, would be available every
where. At the sorry spectacle of Sam
Tilden's gaping wound, the whole coun
try was to be filled with fiery indigna
tion, and reverberate from end to end
with the uproar of patriotic millions,
rushing headlong to the polls to avenge
the awful grievance of that saintlike
citizen. This was the Tilden idea. The
third was the State-sovereignty issue,
Though this,' since the Southern at
tempt to make a contest on It in 1861,
has not been found available, it was
imagined that the North was now ready
to roll back the record of eighteen
years, deny that the war had any mean
ing, and begin anew where James Bu
chanan, John B. Floyd and Jacob
iiiuuipiHHi ieit ou. xiiia was tueoouui
The Bourbon Waterloo in Ohio has
completely ruined ' all three of these
hopeful " issues" for the Presidency
squabble. The opposition leaders now
fenerally admit that the rag-baby must
e abandoned. Even the less stupid
Southern organs of Brigadierism admit
it. .rrosperity nas come again," says
the Oazette, of Washington, " and no
i i -ii i . i
party ia toe iuuire win lauorse we pa
per-money heresy." ihe rag-baby is
sue for the Presidency squabble is plain
ly ruined by the political deadfall in
So, too, as respects the "great fraud"
issue. The Herald (the ablest of the
half-dozen or more unheard-of organs
of Southern Brigadierism at Washing
" One lesson of the Ohio election is
that the ' fraud issue' is worthless, if
not more than worthless,' as a piece of
political capital. 1 he people don t re
sent the theft of the Presidency as some
ardent Democrats expected they would,
and it is doubtful whether the cipher
dispatches, elevated railway specula
tions, income tax suits and Tilden's
general character for trickness, do not
lose Democrats votes, while the ' fraud'
yell is impotent to gain them. No bet
ter opportunity for rebuking fraud could
be offered than presented itself last
Tuesday; bat, instead of being rebuked,
it seems to have been condoned."
The fact is, to set np a cry of fraud
on behalf of the most conspicuous fraud
in American politics ia apt to strike the
average mind as a good deal absurd.
Moreover, the average mind has not
been able to grasp the notion that a
President whose election has been de
termined by the deliberate act of a Con-
fress composed in the major part of
is political adversaries, is a President
by consequence of fraud. The "fraud"
idea has therefore never spread much
beyond the inner circle of Mr. Tilden's
The solid South issue has been dam
aged as badly as the other two. Like
the drunken guests at the feast of Bel
shazzar, the Southern politicians are
yet sober enough to see the handwrit
ing oh tbe wall. " A solid South leads
to a solid North," cries a Georgia or
gan of Southern retrogression. "There
is not a State in all the North," says a
mouthpiece of Brigadierism in Louisi
ana, " upon which toe" (the Brigadiers)
" can count with any degree of cer
tainty." For the Presidential purpose,
the Southern programme is as plainly
played oat as the rag-baby programme
and the great-fraud programme. The
utter collapse of its foremost champion,
Mr. Thurman, . convinces the . less
stupid Brigadiers that the North is
given over to " eternal hatred against
the South, its form of civilization,
and. its theory of ..Government."
The ill-natured words convey a troth
which tbe North admits, and affirms at
every opportunity. But that troth is
not expressed with precision in the lan
guage of the organs of Brigadierism,
whose intense Bourbon bias disqualifies
them from comprehending distinctly
what the Northern idea is that antago
nizes the Solid South, and is manifest
ed in an implacable dislike of its peou-1
liar civilization or, rather, lacs: of civ
ilization and theory of government
Why is the South arrayed, in a solid
mass of political hostility against the
north? The Northern people ask this
question, and the Southern politicians
answer it by crying, "We have capt
ured the Capitol; .we have regained
our long-lost birth-right; we propose to
blot out the history of the last eighteen
years, and wipe from the statute-book
every vestige of your war. measures.
and if yoa won't let as carry oat mis
programme we will starve your Gov
ernment to death." If it be said that
these are only declarations of noisy
Southern demagogues, the Northern
people ask why it is that these noisy
Southern demagogaea fill every South
ern seat ia Congress, and apeak as one
man and vote as one man for measures
to carry forth this retrogressive and
reactionary, not to say revolutionary,
The North docs not like this pro
gramme. Its ideas, understanding,
convictions, aspirations, are all against
it. It is, in tbe jNortnern view oi it, a
programme which declares war against
American political progress, and
against the spirit and character . of
modern civilization. Moreover it .im
plies that the cause for which the North
contended in the war to put down the
State-sovereignty rebellion was false
and wrong, and that .the . cause which
the State-sovereignty rebels contended
for, and lost, was true and right.
While the record of Northern achieve
ment remains in the history of the
second great American revolution,
the North will never admit that
implication, nor cease to combat
a political programme whose car
rying forth would be the con
demnation of the Northern people as
guilty of the greatest political crime
that has ever stained the history of the
world. The North entertains no hatred
of the Southern people; but in its heart
there undoubtedly is eternal hatred
against their distinctive political no
tions, the theory of government in which
its politicians embody those notions,
and the low character , ot their civiliza
tion which impels them to resist, with
the irrational bigotry of the Ute barba
rians, all movements and tendencies of
a higher civilization.
It is not the Southern people, men
ami women of our own lineage, co-inheritors
of our political destinies, that
the North hates. The object of its dis
like is "the South" manifested as an
organized resistance to the progress of
American polity-and civilization. It
ia the reactionary spirit of Southern
Brigadierism. exhibited in attempts to
change the decision of the war that
abolished slavery, overturned State su
premacy, and established the suprem
acy of the Nation in its stead.which the
North hates with an eternal hatred. It
ia the retrogressive tendency of South
ern politicians who, having captured
the capitol, attempted to repudiate his
tory, went back to the days of Buchanv
an, and began to legislate -exactly
where they left off eighteen years ago,
which Northern opinion will be found
very solidly against. The Southern idea
of making a Presidency fight in 1880
upon the same issue that was made in
the Presidency contest of 1860, and aft
er its defeat at the ballot-box was re
newed and again defeated in the con
test of war, is as foolish as that of mak
ing a contest on- the rag-baby issue aft
er prosperity has returned. The North
will surely not recede from the stand it
maintained in the political contest, of
1860, and again in the military contest
from 1860 to 1 865. The inevitable con
sequence of a solid South, on the issue
that was made and decided by the war,
will be a solid North. This is the les
son of the collapse of the foremost
leader of that programme in Ohio.
Chicago Times, find. Dem.l ,
Who Are the Southern ' Leaden!
: There are some excellent Southern
gentlemen, in Congress and out of it,
who are very much shocked at manifes
tations of Southern lawlessness, like
the shooting of a postmaster in Black
ville, the expulsion of a postmistress
from Grenada, the murder of Dixon.and
the murder of the Chisholms; but are
still more indignant at the Northern
newspapers which make the facts pub
lic. " Why," they ask, " will the Rad
ical press persist in sowing discord be
tween the sections by harping on these
unfortunate occurrences? There are
bad and violent men in the South, as
there are everywhere else, but they are
not the representatives of Southern
character. We have a right to demand
that we shall be judged by Our best peo
ple and not by our worst
This would be a reasonable remon
strance but for the inconvenient cir
cumstance that the bullies and men of
blood have taken the management of
Southern politics . Into their hands and
are not Only running the administra
tion of " home rule" after their pecu
liar fashion, bat are applying tbe same
violent methods to the government of
the whole country. The manner in
which they see fit to elect Congressmen
and legislators and to treat Federal
officers concerns not themselves alone,
but us too. The bulldozer applies the
shot-gun not merely to the correction
of the political opinions of the local
" niggers," bat also to the subjagation
of the free North. Every political oat
rage in South Carolina and Mississippi
is in effect an attack upon Northern
ballot-boxes. Every Southern gentle
man who is sent to Congress by a ter
rorized constituency, to make laws for
the whole Nation, is practically repeat
ing the bludgeon work which Preston
Brooks applied to his controversy with
Charles Sumner. It is the height of in
solence to ask as to submit to it in
silence. " -. -..-., -.
Southern gentlemen, so long as they
take office by the help of such outrages,
have no right to hold themselves above
the perpetrators. ' There is more than
one Southern Senator whose credentials
are dyed in blood. There is one who is
known to have beea in leagae with
gangs of desperate men to establish by
lawless violence the State Government
which afterwards sent him to Washing
ton. ' Yet no Southern Democrat thinks
the worse Of these gentlemen because
they have stooped to take advantage of
fraud and murder. They do not think
the worse of themselves. In truth,
there is no vigorous public condemna
tion of political outrages in the South
ern States. Violence is sometimes la
mented, because it has a bad look
abroad, or because it disturbs the com
munity, or from some such feeling as
moved the engine-driver when he said
he hated to ran over a man it massed
up the track so. "Bat of genuine indig
nation at political mob-violence there
is hardly a trace. A Mississippi jury
would not convict the Chisholm mur
derers. Republicans in South Carolina
beg their friends here to say nothing
about the murder of Brice. lest the local
courts and juries refuse to punish the
assassins " if the political features of
their crime are forced into promi
The South cannot ask to be judged by
her best men until she herself accepts
these best men for guides. - At present
they have no perceptible influence upon
the behavior of their townsmen. They
are models of deportment whom no
body imitates. The real leaders are
the men with -the shotguns. .AT. T.
A Solid north. '
It is not surprising that the Repub
lican party carried Ohio, but the fact
that the majority is only twenty in
stead of a roaad hundred thousand
needs to be explained.'- In a splendid
State like Ohio.- possessing an excellent
educational system, rich in agriculture
and manufactures, the aeat of enter
prise and learning,- and the abode of
Batriotism, it ia - astonishing that the
'emocratic party with its infamous re
cord should be able to make even a
respectable aland, to say -nothing of
polling nearly half the vote. Aa has
been well said, for twenty years the
Democratic party has nurtured every
heresy known to American politics. It
commenced by paving the way for re
bellion and sympathizing with treason,
and ended by championing the cause of
fiatism in finance in the face of the ac
tual successful accomplishment of re
sumption of specie payments. On the
stamp, daring the late canvass. Senator
Thurman actually undertook to show,
nine months after the event, that specie
resumption had not taken place! Is it
not marvelous that the party which as
sumed such an absurd attitude should
receive the support of nearly half the
people of Ohio?
Ia the presence of great audiences,
composed of the voters of the State,
Democratic speakers coolly defended
the course of their party ia Congress in
seeking to repeal all National laws
looking to the protection of the parity
of the ballot-box. Nor did they flinch
from the advocacy of the monstrous
proposition of the Southern Brigadiers
that we are not a Nation, and, conse
quently, that no bach thing as a Na
tional election is possible. And yet
nearly half the voters of Ohio indorsed
this proposition by casting their ballots
for General Ewing.
The Democratic party of Ohio is in
perfect accord with the Democratic
party of Mississippi, It has never ut
tered a word in reprobation of the aa
lasinatioB. of DUoa of Yazoo. It is
silent on the subject of the Chisholm -atrocity.
The Democratic speakers in .
Ohio carried the Democratic party of
Mississippi on "their shoulders all '
through the campaign. The blood of :
Dixon and - of the Chisholm family was
upon their garments! . How is it that .
nearly half the citizens of Ohio voted .
for Ewing, and hence for the murder
ous Mississippi plan, which neither he
nor one of hia champions dare de
Not once during the canvass of Ohio
did the Democratic party deny its close '
alliance with the Southern Democratic
party of. ex-Confederate Brigadiers .,
which carries elections, by terrorism,
fraud, and the shotgun. And yet near- ,
ly half the voters ofOhio voted to sus
tain the Democratic party of the Na- -tion,
which bases its sole hope of sue- .
cess in 1880 upon carrying five Repub
lican States of, the South by assasina
tion and fraud! :- -
' Gov. Dennison showed the people of
Ohio that, from 1865 to 1879, the South
era Brigadiers and the English Con
federate bonholdera have never relin- '
quished the hope of collecting their
claims from the United States Govern
ment He showed them also that that
hope rests solely , in the ascendency of
the Democratic party. Bat, notwith- '
standing this threat to doable National , r
taxation by paying the cost of -an at- -:
tempt to disrupt the Union, nearly half . "
the legal voters of Ohio voted to lift ' -the
Democratic party one step towards ' '
the accomplishment of its malign par-
poso.:;. . - ... . - , . -, , . . .
The people of Ohio were shown dar
ing the late canvass that from the time
of the advent of the Democratic party '
to power in Congress Southern claims :
commenced to poor in, and that in two .
years these claims, public and private, r
for losses suffered daring the war and '
for improvements of rivers and harbors '
exclusively ia the Southern States, ag
gregated 'the enormous sum of twelve
hundred and fifty million dollars! Bat, .
in the face of this threat to bankrupt
the Treasury of the Nation and hope- '
lessly bury the people of the country
under an insupportable load of tax a
tion, nearly one-half the citizens of the .
State voted to reinstate the party of
spoliation in power! The Democrats of -L
Ohio were shown that in a single can- ;
vass in Louisiana (1868), "sera bun- .'.
dred and eiahty-four Bepublicans were
killed, eighty-five received gunshot '
wounds, and three hundred and sixty-five
were otherwise maltreated," solely to
crush out freedom of political opinio
and action. But the Democrats of Ohio
as a body voted . solidly for Ewing,
thereby indorsing the party of brute
force and assassination! . .
. ' In the light of these facts the incom- -prehensible
feature of the result in Ohio
ia the smallness of the Republican ma- .
jority. " It leads to the query whether -there
are. any respectable, honest citi
zens in the Democratic ranks. We are
not about to' contend that the Demo
cratic party is composed entirely of
reckless, abandoned and hopelessly ig
norant men. But there is something
almost marvelous in the party discipline
which can hold the allegiance of so
many upright citizens to- a polities! or- ,
ganization from whose record, policy .
and practices the last vestige of public . .
virtue and moral rectitude seems long
ago to have utterly vanished The
spectacle of a solid "Democratic South
has enticed the Democratic party of the ,
North to its ruin. Northern Democratic
leaders did not realize that the crimes '
by which the South was made solid '
would become- a Northern as well aa .
Southern Democratic heritage, a badge
of shame. They failed to realize that ,
they could hot remain silent on the sub
ject of murder without being branded y
with the guilt of murder. The prospect of ;
entering upon a Presidential campaign
with the certainty of a solid Democratic
South, without regard to men or prin
ciples, was very alluring to Northern
Democratic leaders, and they lulled the .
rank and file to sleep with, the cry of -assured
victory. In the light of the
late elections in Maine, California and
Ohio, they begin to discern the danger
of a South solid for the Democratic
party, for robbery and for murder. A
few respectable Democrats wakened in .
Maine and California; more have wak
ened in Ohio, and more still will waken
in New York. There are a good many
repeaters and ballot-box staffers in the
Democratic party North, but there are
not many assassins. Decent Democrats
North are becoming ashamed of their
murderous party associates - of the
South. Thus .a solid. South, made ,
solid by crimes which shock mankind,
slowly reacts upon the North, and at '
last makes it solid for justice, right and '
the Union one and inseparable. Ohi- :
cago Tribune. . -,.: - .
... Minding Hia Own BBBlaegg.
There was a herdsman driving a hurt- -dred
head of sheep or more down Min
eral Springs avenue. They went along 1
as sheep alwaya do first a steady little :
plod, then a olumsy canter like a :
wooden rocking-horse, and now alto- .
gether in a mammoth wad of animated
wool. There was a good-natured man
with an umbrella in his hand standing '
near the fence and waiting for the dia- .
organized herd to approach. He thought -he
had better lend a band, and so he r
rushed in front of the flock and waved
his umbrella aa a scepter of authority.
The result of this generalship was that
the sheep rushed pell-mell into a school
yard just as the scholars, like a flock of .
human sheep, were pouring out for a
recess. In one minute urchins and '
lambkins were hopelessly mixed and
intermingled. There was first a sheep
and then a boy, next a girl and then a
lamb, while the man, the over-officious
and superserviceable chap, who had
turned the flock away from the torn- '
pike was left alone between the sway- -ing
and surging flock and the school- .
house.'. Him an aged and petulant
male member of the flock marked for ;
immediate and condign punishment, and '
upon him this horned and woolly Nea-
tor of the flock charged furiously. The
man shut his eyes and opened hia um
brella, but of no avail, for through the
umbrella covering the creature crashed
like a circus rider through the papered
hoop. Ia wild dismay the man took to ,
his heels, and then old Nestor sent him
sprawling in advance of his flock, and '
before he could regain his feet the
flock fell back into single file and each
sheep went scampering over him. , It
was ten minutes before the last sheep .
had gone over him, and then he arose,
shook the bits of broken watch-crystal
out of his pocket, picked up the rim of
his hat and hobbled away, remarking:
" After all, I kinder reckon the best
business a man ever stuck to is his own
business and nobody else's."- ZefT0tf -Free
Press. ' '
There are 8,000 corsets pressed in
this city dailv. This is merely a news '
item. New Haven Register. Snchjokea
should go into the wa'st baskat Oin
einnati Oommetxiah ,