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A Familv Newspaper, Devoted to Home Interests, Politics, Agriculture,". Science, Art, Poetry, Etc'
WELLINGTON, 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1879.
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY,
,j JW. HOUGHTON.
OfflceWeat Ed of Putlic Square,
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w J. B. DICKSON. AUorwcr-at Law. Wellington, O
' " OSdl tn Bank Bnlklfne. 3d door.
W. F. HERRICK. Attorney and Con ne lor St Law.
Benedict' Block, ad floor, Wallinr on, O.
k. r. JoBlrso. . t , . L. alcLEAX.
t 'JohaaoaA 4lcLrsa, Attorneys and Cowssesiors at
Law. Klyria. O- Otfixe 3(x X Massey Block.
J. W. HOUGHTOS. Kotarr rxblle, Oflee In
Bonghton's Drag Stare, West aide Public Bqnare.
ARTHTJB W. K1CHOLS, Jfotary Public, Loaa and
Collartioa Agent. Bnaiaema entreated to my ear. will
rjcetvenawnat attention.- W 1th Johnson A XcLeaa.
Kol Basset's Block. E'yrfa.' O-
DR. J. : BUST. Bonotopatlilst. ; Besldeaes and
hi. Trial ill! Illllr tailirn . -,
DR. B. BATH AW AT, Hotno-pathlc Phrslcaa and
Sarreom. Office at residence, Weat aide Booth Mala
Street, W&'Uacton, O.
T. HeCLABEX. X. D.. Phjalelaa and Sarceoa
CnUs fress YlUace an country will reed re prompt at
lealluaw OaVaa la M story otO.lL Stroaa'a new
batldlac Soata aide of Liberty Street, Wellington, O
' L. T. HOLBBOOK. Barrsa Dentist. . OOe ta
Tloar, Feed. to.
H. B. RAMLTX, Dealer ta Flour. Feed. Grata.
Seeds, Bait. Etc Warehovae, Weat aide Railroad
Btreet, Wellington. O.
FIBST NATIOSAL BAXK. Weniagtoa. O. Doe
geaeral banking kaatae,- Bay and aelU K. Y.
Fnlnmn. Goraraaneat Bead, Etc. 8 8, Waraer.
riaaliWiil. B. A. Borr. Caaaier. .
W. T. lAlTTELL, Pbowcraober. Gallery la Ar-
Bloek. Welllngtoa, O. - - t
Bring year printing ta the Eaterprtai OUctS An
ef arintlac done neatly and aroanptly. OAee
aide Fablio Bqaare, orer Boogbtoa' Dra;
'- B. WELLS, Saddler andHaraeaa Maker. The nest
eiaa.a enpleyed. and eaiy the beat ateek msed.
i a All 4park dene ander air nanerrlaloB, Aortk aid)
' . lliiiaanlnnniiil . ? ,-- -
W. B. ABBFOBD, Bfaaafaetarer and dealer ta
lad Shoes and all kind at tnt claatcaMoa
All work and materlala fully warranted. Shop
Boath aide ot Ubertar Street, w nlHagaaj. O.
"N 'B. B. OOODW1X. The Inanrane. Agent, win ha
f.foasaat aaieaV. la Boated Broa." Boot aad 8ao
t. .. jrhere he'win he ilmrl to ra hi old cea
aaiiiBiiiilliii nnlihi In bla Una. BtaBdard tout
.rtf. aaaaatlw .ajaaaad andpaidatMaagoacT.
I(7MwaaSBtat:elaaaShaTa Hair Cat, or akaaa
aoo. caOatBootaaon-sU. K, Sharing Sakwa. lAeny
Straet. A fan aaeortmcnt ot Batr OUa. Pomade and
SBaatoraUrea. W slao kep ta. Beat hraad of
Baaora, aad warrant them. Raxora Boned or graand
B. T. BOBIHBOjr, .
T-WaXUBSTOS PLAKINB MILL. BtaaBfaetaiet
aad dealan b 8ah. Deora.. Btlada. Bracket. Bat
Uaga. LaniBai. Bbtngira, Lata, Cheese aad Battel
BsbbBi acrell aawlafc Matchlagaad Planing deaaw
aihii: IX L.- Wadawarta, Proa. Ofllce, aear tan-
- Ijeraabr fard.
B. WADSWOBTH SOX. Flaalag WO. Scran
Bawtag. - MaBrhtBS. , FlaaiBC. etc. done to order.
Dealen la Lnmberf Lath. 8oiagtes, Doors, Bash,
. Blinds, BwaMrags aad Dressed Laatber of all
yard aear Baataa'a Feed Store, Wellington, o.
J. H. WIGHT. Dealer hi Clocks. Watehea. Jewelry.
Bllrerware, Gold Pens, Etc Shop at Hougti ton's
B. S. BOLLESBACH. Merchant Tailor, la TJalea
Block, Boom a.
A. S. POWEBS Merchant Tailor. A ae aaaort
Bteater Cloths a Caaalmeres, which will be winds
- to order ta tlx lateat style and at reasonable prices.
Mo. X Benedlcfs Block, a. stairs.
. .. . .. . Meat Maxketa.
" B. 6. FTTLLXK, Dealer in Fresh and Bait htsata,
Bnlagaa sad Fork Baa age. Highest atarket arise
Bald sorBserse, Bheea, Bogs, Bides, Etc. Markat,
Baathaato Liberty Street.
BOBKBOTJ8E MI1TEB, Dealer ta att kinds of
Cat Meat, freah and salt, ef a better quality than
ass aeretofore been sold In Waning ton. We ban a
, aew aaleat eeassr aad aU the appliances for doing a
mesass tiMlBrai Oar prices are bo bighertbaa
wherschsrge Bar Inferior aneaU. Market Sorth
esaa I Biany Street.
' TH. VUBHIOH A SOB, LlTery aad Sal Stable,
Choice tsnoata famished aad charges reasonable,
aoath aMe Mechaaie street, one door ess ot Ajaerl-
- aTOOTB A WABBBB. Urery and Sale Btsbie.
Fill itatstesaaaaad tara-eata a
Cdses Boath Sid. Liberty Street.
r- JkaVBLDT. Baasr sad fiiwesr, Frsah Bread. Caks
; SBdPleTry day. Aaio a cbotc and oanplets as
BottmaBt of Giacerkra. Maasfaetare sad aells,
wholesale sad TetstL Candle sad Onfoctloaery.
Best aid Sorth Main Street., j J ' j
' Clsavrs aaa Tekaboeo.
A. r. DTMOCK Mssnfsctarst, WholessU. and Be.
eatalway kept la stock at fctwatt cash prices,
assswssa MaTthssaaef tsisil giisst. -
Di aBXUta. '
aj. a, siassir. - ' a. a. stabb,
KVAIatrr STABB Maaafaetarrng Chemists.
; gad. Wholesale aad Retail dealers I a Drugs. Mea
sliiss sad a fall hw of Kassoaaaad Dragglau Sua
driaa. BortS aids Liberty Btreat.
- AS FALL WBzes old, tbe blows eavf
and tk leares blow, the dost leaves
' aad UlwBTwSdBt.-a-s9ostoft JYtmtcript.
A. TBAXKSQ1T1XQ SHEAF.-
IngaUxsred am the ripened fruit ; the -rtatage
joy ta o er;
Tb land beneath the winter son bath rest from
And far or near to happy borne come son and
daughters back. 1
To find their chUdbood'a mirth onoe more where
ioTe had nerer lack.
The matron with her ailrex hair, the gmndsire
bent and gray..
Renew their eager youth again upon Tnankagi-
Aroand the board what faoea shine! what voices
frill of ithm
Old stories tell, old eata recall, awaken mento-
ooBwgjtrica TBa TuastBT, .
. Fed on the finest of snral. J
LsTing. one might Bay, on clover.
. The original wiklnea of bed
! And to keeps ear turksy Twrsx.
Poor fellow! he'a cornered at last;
To escape be no longer in able;
Bat Fate, who hia boiastopa esst. t ' !
Uecrred him for king of the table: '
And if be could hear himself praised
By the ton ruea of to. gay ah d tbe witty,
Ben be eatianed, pleased, and amaxed
That we deem him an object of pity.
BSTTMATDia TBK rtiMPPM.
A golden globe, it rounder grew
Through day of san and night of dew
- IJntil oeptember'a cordial wine - )
Btole subtly through its parent vine:
now, pieage 01 generous pumpkin
11 duv saaea sne nonaeooia pnse.
By father' a judgment singled out.
lu-aoora tney 11 near it witn a snout.
sa " afa.aaraw) wsaMtajaaBtV 4BwaaBw BaafPsXB mxTWa-
The virtue stored within its rind; I . --
A Savor touched with Paradise .
Will bamoniss its sweet and spice;
And not alone shall child and guest
, Partake with rare Thanksgiving seat, '
But to the poor a portion sent
tihall give their oy a new content. ! '
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A 08AB1TT nUIMKB.
Out in the cold from the cellar they creep "
They are need to the hardest living -
These waifs of the street in their poverty deep;
What do they know of Thanksgiving?
There's nothing of childish carve aiKlbloom
la the maiden's sharpened feature.
But to. light of k her eyes illarae .
Aa ahe feeda the starving creature.
Which looks to her with a grateful glance.
Almost aa if it were human.
While beama in her gentle countenance
The tender nature of woman.
Poos little kitten, savage and wild! -Poor
little, dear bttle nozinlase child!
love is the link that binds us all; love is the
heavenly balm ;
Whisk over fretting cironmitincea caa poor a
The narrow soul mav'shrmk and pine though
Tke ample heart for smallest grace will praise
plenty neap we Doara
to Donnteoaa Lorn.
Thanksgiving's essence lies in this, to scatter aa
The while our Ood we praise. His gifts to bless
And none shall miss its meaning if with loving
To gladden some one else beneath the blue ia-
- . POLLY'S PIES.
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A TsUtnksarlTlna; Mtdtry.
The clock struck three; snd like a
pnnctaai tate. follr, soorel In band.
flnns; wide the oven-door, for hours
had that mystic laboratory been at work,
unseen of mortal eye, and the fragrance,
compounded of spice, of sugar, of crust
ed loaf and savory fowl, which now
floated forth, and filled the kitchen, told
the result. . Far .through .the boose
spread the delicious whiff, and a stir
and bristle overhead annovaoed that
some one there -recognized the -signal,
and knew that baking was done.. -
in and oat traveled the bosv shovel
till the inner depth, where yet a red
glow lingered, was reached, gave op
its last treasure, and Polly, making a
fan of her apron, stood before the table
to inspect the result. - There they were,
ranged in order doe, the loaves brown
and white, the rolls, the crackling pork
and beans, the-" 'lection cake, that
difficult dainty, over whose precarious
fortunes she had w&tohed till midnight
me two-ana-twenty pies, gold, brown,
and ' cranberry red, loothsome mince
and translucent apple, custarrr'fTecked
with cinnamon, tarts open-mouthed
and rapine for the friendtr Jam: and
in the midst. Its .disk, of yellow earth
enware towering-above the rest, the
naze cnicken pie, to whose composition
had gone such wealth of cream, of cel
ery, -of 'fatted '-purtetsr- a is not often
met with outside Jthq limits of the Pur
sall farm. With something of the feel
ings of a General at the head of his
battalion,) Polly reviewed her forces.
noting here and there a specially crisp
edging, ana in her own mind appor-tioninp-this
and that to Uncle Nathan
or Aunt Sapphira, and these to grace
to-morrow's dinner; lor "to-morrow"
was Mew England's special day that
' great day of the feast" in behalf of
which Governor's are wont to make
proclamation, and neighbors to vie in
friendly seal of housewifery and kind
remembrance 01 toose wlo nave bo
portion of their own. '
' ies," saia roily, nau aloud, "that
will be the beat for the Bulger children,
1 guess. The crust is a littlrj too brown,
but .they won't mind thatvand it's so
big. Then old Aunt Pigett shall have
this; and that one I'll send '
An approaching footstep cut short
the soliloquy, and, blushing; rosv red.
she caught up one special pie, and hur
ried it into the table drawer. Next
moment her mother entered.
Well, Polly, doner " " : ,,.
Yes, mother.' Come and look at
They made a pleasant picture, that
mother and daughter, as they stood
side by side before the long ironing-table.
Mrs. Purs all was taU and erect,
the very model of a farmer's wife.
Strong, sweet, with face unfurrowed by
the wheels of that team. Care and
Worry, who drive so heavily over fe
male good looks in our country, and
smile undimmed and bright, it was easy
to vision forth the bonny bride who,
thirty years before, had passed through
that door on her wedding; morning to
be from thenceforth tbe joy and com
fort of all within. And: beside her
stood the vision renewed in early youth.
the same eyes of happy blue, the same
dimpled cheeks, the ' same . capable
hands; for Mrs. Pursall was a noted
housewife, and Polly inherited the jrirt
in full measure. It was with a little
heart-beat that she now ' watched her
mother's critical survey, and the nod
with which it concluded.
First-rate, dear; I never saw better.
And what a lot of them! Some are to
send away, I suppose P"
"O, yes, indeed; it would take it a
month to eat them alL - See mother,
these are the ones I picked out for our
selves for to-morrow and Sunday, you
Know. . And tbe others are lor different
folks old Katy and Uncle Nat, and the
Bulgers, ana so on. llon't yon think I
was lucky in my loaf-caker? . -j
'Indeed you were, and it's a trying
cake, too. : Suppose you frost a couple
of the loaves for to-morrow evening,
and put the .others away in the tin.
You .must bc sure stud wrap them up
well. Did you ask anybody to come in
the evening besides the Watsons and
Jimf" ,....';"; r'iKj''
' No, ma'am that is yes," began
Polly, flushing and fluttered. ' "I mean
I didn't ask; but when Phil Ralston was
here in the summer he said he should
drop in if he could, and I told him we'd
be happy to see him. That was what
I meant, mother." '
"O, well," replied Mfs..Piynai, too
intent upon the pies to detect the weak
points of this lucid explanation, " that
was so long ago that very likely he's
forgot all about it. But Philip is al
ways welcomes aaybonay,"
Polly said nothine. In her secret
soul she did not believe Phil had for-
Bow distinctly she remembered about
that promise! All through the short
vacation, so vaguely alluded to as "in
the summer, they bad been log-other,
Phil and she, gardening at the rate of
a mignonette seed to twenty minutes'
conversation; "botanizing" (heaven
save the mark! Polly hardly knew the
difference between a pistil and a pistol);
dawdling at the gate under the pink
sunset till the moon ' rose shy and sil
very abeve the pink, and Mrs. Pursall'
voioev addressed them from an upper
window on the subject of "damp;"
trapesing," to use tke language of
the. same authority, in wet grass of
evenings to search "out ' glow-worms
all these and similar pursuits had made
it a time of enchantment. ' Phil was an
old playmate and neighbor; nobody
thought much of their being together,
but PoUv thought a meat deal. And
the last dav of alL when she anmiosed
him gone, ne had stolen away half an
hour, before train time, and surprised
her in the cool well room, her sleeves
rolled up, her slender waist enveloped
in a white apron, making pies all un
conscious of his proximity. That last
visit stood in bold relief from others;
for, lingering there outside the window,
words had been half said, half looked,
which she could never forget, though,
at the time half frightened, she had pre
tended not to understand them. And
at last he took to teasing her about the
pies, as she- daintily rolled ber paste.
and fasrsred tbe narrow strips for edg
ing;. Wouldn't she make him one all
of his own at Thanksgiving time, for
instance, for be was coming home then?
U, yes, he was sure she would, though
she gave no promise; he should come
in the evening for it. And then the
time came for him to go. And leaning
tnrouon the ' window Pollv colored
now as she thought of it he had softly
kissed the little brown wrist and de
parted, his last words being, " If you
love me, rony, aou't forget the pie."
I am afraid it was too late for that if."
For, dreadful as it seems, the Pollys
of real life do not always wait, as the
dooks say they should, until a decisive
word has been spoken before yielding
their hearts. Love comes unsought,
unseen, as tbe sun comes, or the dew;
eyes ask, and looks ask. Prudence tugs
feebly at the bolt, but ber strength is
weakness; open flies the door, and Cu
pid takes possession for buss or bale.
Which, in our Polly's case, it was to be,
remained to be shown. She feared
nothing, poor child. Phil loved her.
she was sure, and all the hopeful sky
was bright witn eany dawn.
" u you love me." ihe words so
lightly spoken hummed round her like
a song, as she drew from its hiding-
piace rail's pie. bucn a pie: unsp as
frost, foam-white, except where heat
had kissed it into brown, with edge so
trimly, so exactly cut, and middle
adorned with a wondrous twirl of paste
embodying the initial P." a marvel
ous pie: a pie to mace the mouth
water, and put an appetite under the
ribs of Dyspepsia. Long and lovingly
did Polly gaze on this chcf-dC aruvre be
fore committing it to the topmost shelf
in the pantry, and then, rapidly restor
ing ail to its pristine tidiness, she ned
up-stairs; for there was a hat to bo
trimmed, and, housekeeper though she
was, Polly was no less a girl a girl of
eighteen, and what was more, the pret
tiest gixi 01 eighteen in uon asset, some'
thing was due to this eminent position.
00, snut into ner room, she sat ad
justing tbe killing little feather on the
new " turban," turning now and then
to survey the effect in a morsel of looking-glass,
and by-and-by, as the drifted
gold began to gather round the sunset.
a sound came on the wind the distant
shriek of a locomotive. The train had
arrived at The Junction," four miles
away.. Far above the woods she could
see the dim blue smoke. Down went
the new hat, and a lovely smile parted
her - lips. That shriek meant Phil;
and 1 question if Beethoven's finest so
nata could at that moment have seemed
more musical so true it is that at times
we listen with an inward ear to which
all sounds are melodious if they suggest
the thing we love. - -
Phil was come. The thought awoke
with her next morning, and lent its
spring to the many small businesses
which ushered in the day. It was for
him she rubbed the crimson apples till
tney snone, neaped tne grape clusters
so tastefully, and - crowned the vases
with chrysanthemums and tray leaves.
The candles she inserted in the tall.
plated branches should brighten the
room when be entered, the noble hick
ory logs should warm, the polished and
irons please his eye. - She lent her
whole heart to the icing Phil liked loaf
cake. And if ever the spirit of Lady
Mary Wortley's sentiment was carried
out if ever a room ceased to be a
room, a dinner a dinner it was now,
when, transmuted by tender alchemy,
the old farmhouse took on higher mean
ing, and Mrs. Pursall' s nuts and apples
became indeed the " refreshment pro
vided for a beloved one."
All things in order at last, a merry
party set ' off for church. Father,
mother, brother James, his wife and
child first installment of the family
gathering and in the midst Polly. The
sun shone; crisp leaves rustled under
foot; in all Cohasset wss no blither face
than that crowned by the new turban,
as our little maid took ber seat in the
gallery front row as one of the village
cnoir. now every things seemed to smile!
She loved the world; she loved the Gov
ernor for arranging this delightful dav
this day which made so many people
nappy; wmcn brought ran borne.
It was early. The melodeon was
playing a low, droning voluntary; the
green curtains were half drawn plenty
of chance for the choir to peep and to
whisper, a thing all choirs like to do.
" I say, Polly, where did you get that
feather?" asked her neighbor.' "I only
wish somebody would give me one. It s
" Mother bought it." said Polly, her
eye on the door.
Who are yon looking for? lour
ma? There she is now. What a good
looking woman James' wife is, isn't
""I suppose you've heard the news.
Polly?" broke in another whisper from
behind.. "The news about Phil Ral
ston P" .
"No. What do you mean?" with
" He came up last night, you know;
and what do yon think be brought with
him but a wife! The old folks didn't
know a word about it. Wasn1 1 it a fine
"How did you hear?" asked Polly,
"Steve saw them our Steve, you
know. He came in the same train, and
there was Phil getting out with his wife,
and the old 'Squire meeting them, and
looking so surprised, and Phil, said lie,
Father, I've got a new daughter to in
troduce to you.' And then some wore
in a low voice, which Steve couldn't
hear: and the 'Souire he 'most cried.
and he shook hands, and said,. You're
welcome, my dear. That was all
Steve saw, for he had to come away
but Uncle Reuben was up to the
'Squire's in the evening about a load of
hay, and rail s wife came in, and the
'Squire introduced her. 'My son's
wife, he said, and he looked real
pleased, for all he hadn't been told be
forehand. Uracious! there they are!
Look, Polly, just coming in!"
For a moment all swam before Pol
ly's eyes. Then the mist cleared again.
and she saw 'Squire R Alston's white
head passing up the aisle, followed by
his sister, a dear old woman who lived
with him and kept his house; then Phil,
and by his side a lady. With unnatu
ral fire in her blue eyes she scanned the
stranger, noting the clear olive cheek-.
the graceful undulating walk, the gait,
which, even to her inexperienced vision.
seemed something rich and foreign.
That, their, was PtilTfl wife, the woman
he preferred to all others! And with
sudden power of hatred Polly felt that
she hated her. All the sweet, even
pulses of her nature seemed turned into
bitterness and bre.
" She looks old for Phil, doesn't she?"
whispered tho other girl.
She did, but how beautiful! And
sun, as tbe service went on, what a
mockery it all seemed the prayer in
which she did not Join, the sermon
which spoke of people as thankful and
happy I . She rose with the others, she
bent her head, and all the time some
thing jangled in her ears the one
phrase, " Phil is married! Phil is mar
ried!" till it seemed as if she could not
bear it. Long afterward, when she
was happy again, that wretched morn
ing wouid come back to ner as visions
of fever to returning health ; little things
she was unconscious of noticing a late
canker-worm walking up Mary Jane
Oaks' bonnet-string; the scrap of news
paper left on Deacon Bunker's face
from his morning shaving, and on
which could be plainly read, "Lost
and Stravs," with the after clue of
" heifer" just below. She remembered
the exact position in which Phil stood
as he held the hymn-book open for his
wile! unco be hail turned and
glanced at the gallery. That was too
much; Polly drew tight the green cur
tain, and looKea no more.
" You're pale to-day," whispered the
friendly gossip in the rear, " or else
your hat isn't becoming."
This roused her pride. Bad as it was
to be miserable, it was worse to be
pitied. She bit her lips till they were
rod, and (taking advantage of the last
prayer, I am sorry to say) inflicted up
on her cheeks a series of furtive
pinches, which restored their bloom.
Coming down stairs with the rest, she
saw, she was sure, Phil lingered as if
to speak. Cruel, insulting she would
not see! Leaning on James' arm,
chatting, laughing, all bloom and ani
mation, she brushed past. "Polly,"
he half exclaimed, then paused. Backs
are sometimes expressive as faces.
Polly's said distinctly as back could:
"Don't speak to me." Phil looked
after them a moment; then, suppressing
a low whistle, he plunged his hands in
to his pockets, and took the opposite
direction. But soon, relenting, he was
Borry to have done so. She didn't
see me," be said to himself; " that was
it. Well, I'll go over this evening, at
all events, and find out what it means."
"U, what a miserable day it was!
All . the little, carefully prepared-for
pleasures were as so many goads and
tings to poor Polly The turnkey
choked, the - children's merriment
stunned her. And there was all the re
lations to be seen to Aunt Elmira and
Uncle Jacob, Cousin Jane with her
family, and the new baby. But for all
her heartache the little maid was true
to herself. Only Mrs. Pursall, with
mother's instinct, divined that some
thing was the matter. To the rest
Polly was her usual self, prettier than
usual, if anything gayer, with that deep
flush - on her cheeks, and the saucy
tongue which barbed with inward mis
ery, had a smart answer ready for all
At last the long dinner ended, amidst
praises loud and high. The fire was
replenished, the candles lit, evening
and a general romp set in. Amidst the
bustle Polly could slip away for a mo
ment unperceived. She has " found a
thing to do," as Mr. Browning says.
Climbing a chair in the dark pantrr.
she felt about. Yes, there it was. Just
so she had meant to come and lift it
down for Phil! With tight-set lips she
carried the dish through the hall to the
back door, where Jowler. a faithful
beast of nondescript breed, was wont to
lie on a convenient door mat.
Jowler, Jowler poor fellow," she
said. here's something for you," and
she held out to him Phil's piel
Never was dog awakened by daintier
morsel! It was not a very heroio ven-
feance that, but somehow it suited
olly's feelings, and there was a cer
tain tragic quality in her manner as
she stood. looking on .-at the demolish-
ment which would have struck an un
interested spectator as iafinitely comic.
as tne last crumb vanished, however
the last twirl of the " P" a different
mood asserted itself. She put her head
in childish fashion against the door.
and. with the empty pie-plate in her
hand, began to cry a silent, miserable
crying, with a little dumb moan run
ning through it like a child's.
It was lust then that somebody pass
ing up the walk came upon her some
body who, in his baste, had come
cross corners," and leaped the gar
den fence in his way. A tall, brown
haired fellow, with merry, kind eyes, in
which wonderment shone as he took in
this astonishing spectacle.
"Halloo!' he began; "why its
bless my soui! Polly! Why, Polly
what is the matter, doar?" -
At the sound of the voice Pollv
started, as if stung. . She gave a little
scream, then, recollecting herself,
would have dashed past him into the
house, but a strong hand held her back.
" WhLt is the meaning of this?" said
Phil. " You here, and crying, on
Thanksgiving night the night when
we were going to be so happy! Tell
me what it is, Polly darling? Can't I
help you? Aren't you glad to see me?"
" Philip Ralston!" said Polly, too
furious to weigh her words, you ought
to oe asnamea 01 yourself."
"Why? You ask me that? Be
cause" suddenly remembering what
she implied "because you have no
rignt to speaK to me to anybody in
that way any more, now that you are
Eh!" ejaculated Philip; and who
says I am married?" ..
Polly, with dilating eyes, perused his
face. She could not speak.
" Tm not married," went on Phil,
whoever says so. And I can't im
agine how r-uch n thing got about. And
that you should " He stopped.
The lady in ehurohf" gasped Polly.
"Well! what about her?" said Phil.
sharply. " That was Will's wife my
brother Will, you know, or, rather, you
don't know, for you were a little girl
when he went to South America. It
seems that he ran away with a beauty
and heiress, and the letter he wrote
never reached us; and the first thing I
knew they were in New York, and poor
tarsii t 1 1 , . . 1
v in miseraoij anoctea up oy tne voy
age and a pistol-ball one of her rela
tions sent after him. So I didn't let
father know, for fear of worrying him;
and when Will got better we all came
up together. That's the story, Polly;
but I did think you trusted me a little."
"O. I did, ldo," sobbing; "and I
was miserable, Phil."
" So this was the cause of Polly's
tears," went on teasing Phil, availing
himself, man-like, of the opportunity;
and that was the reason she turned
her back this morning: Then Polly
uoes care ior me a 11 cue a very littler'
' A littlo " nnn.J.J Enl1n
With a faint gleam of mischief from
under her wet lashes.
Enough to put some confidence in
my word when I assure her that I shall
never marry never unless somebody
I know, somebody who has proved very
faithless, and hurt me not a little to
day, should learn to believe me. and
like me well enough" squeezing a lit
tle brown hand as he spoke' to take
me for a husband herself? What do
vou sav. dear?" for the nrettv rosv
face had vanished into tbe sleeve of his
coat, and for all questioning no answer
ceuld be won but a little, sweet, half
gurgling, half sobbing, "Forgive me,
Phil did not prove obdurate. Before
long the face came out of its hiding-
place, and, leaning on his arm, Pollv
stood a happy moment to look at the
rising moon, and taste the conscious
ness of buss. Jowler stretched him
self luxuriously, yawned, then leaning
up, his paws on Polly's shoulder, he
gave vent to one loud, solitary bark of
benediction, perhaps, or, maybe, self
congratulation that' this consummation
devoutly to be wished did not happen
sooner, to the detriment of his dinner.
A moment, then Phil drew Polly into
tne shelter 01 the warmed and lighted
hall, and the door was shut.
There is another young Mrs. Ral
ston-- now, Whose pastry is said by tbe
good housewives in the neighborhood
to "beat au," and whose dainty ways
are very like our Polly's; but she al
ways assures her husband ( whose name
is Phil) that, if she should live half a
century, she shall never, never make.
or he ever taste, a pie one-half so per
fect as that which he forfeited by com
ing tea minutes late one Thanksgiving
evening. And he says But no mat
ter what he says. . '.
r m gi 1
Ilnntlng for a VTerd.
An anecdote of Moore, the Irish poet-
shows how much pains a writer who
does good work will take to put the
rignt word in tne right place. Moore
was on a visit to a literary friend in
France, and while there, wrote a short
One day while the guest was engaged
in his literary labor, the two took a
stroll into an adjacent wood, and the
host soon perceived that his companion
was given up to his own thoughts; he
was silent and abstracted, noticing
neither his friend and entertainer nor
the surrounding beauties of the land
scape. By-and-by he began to gnaw the fin
gertips of his glove, pulling and twitch
ing spasmodically, and when this had
gone on for a long time his friend ven
tured to asK mm what was the trouble.
I'll toll you," said Moore. " I have
left at home upon my table a poem in
which is a word I do not like. The line
is perfect save that one word, and that
word is perfect save its inflection. Thus
it is," and he repeated the line and
asked his friend if he could help him.
it was a delicate point. The friend
saw the need, saw where and how the
present word jarred just tbe slightest
possible bit upon the exquisite harmony
of the cadence; but he could not supply
The twain cudgeled their brains until
they reached the bouse on their return
The rest of the day was spent as usu
al, as was the evening, save that ever
and anon Moore would sink into a silent
fit of pursuit of the absent word. ' And
so the night, and the poet went to bed
in a deep study.
The following1 morning was bright
aud beautiful, and Moore came down
from his chamberwith a bounding step,
with a scrap of paper in his hand, and
a glorious light in his genial counte
nance. : .
The word bad come to him! He had
awakened during the night, and the
kind genius of inspiration had visited
his pillow, and he had got up and torn
a scrap from his note-book, and at the
window, by the light of the moon, had
made the thought secure.
" There," he said, when he had in
corporated it into the text; there it is
only a simple, single word, a word
as common as a, b, 0, and yet it cost me
twelve hours of unflagging labor to find
it and put it where it is. ' Who could
Where Women Never Go.
During eight hundred years no woman
is known to have entered the grounds
of the monastery of Camadoli, Italy,
except once, when a princess of the
house of Medici, who had a great de
sire to behold the place, disguised her
self in men's clothing and was admitted.
But so stricken with remorse was she
on beholding the sacred spot that she
hastened to the Pope to confess her
fault, and. as a penance for it, was
commanded to build a new cottage in
the inclosure, which she did. The
monastery is one of the few institutions
of the kind suffered to remain in Italy.
A recent visitor says that what are
called cells are comfortable little dwell
ings. Each is but rounded by -a wall,
and has its garden twenty feet square.
A little piazza, with the trunk of a tree
planed and squared for a bench as its
only furniture, runs along the side of
the house. Entering the door, you find
yourself in a brick paved vestibule,
with aq. empty chamber where a spring
of water is flowing into a basin on the
left, and the living rooms on the right.
These consist ef a study just large
enough for one person to sit down, a
dining and Bleeping room, with the bed
built into the wall in the fashion of a
ship's berth.. A small table, two chairs
and a cupboard complete the furnish
ing. Food is passed to the occupant
through a hole in the wall, all being
prepared in a common kitchen and
brought.' to the hermits once a day.
They never eat meat, and their portion
of fish on all except fast days consists
of six ounces of fresh or four of salt
tish. . . .
' The fish we lose weigh more than
those we catch. Frtt iVe
The Next Electoral Count,
The Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati QaaclU directs timely atten
tion to the designs of the Democratic
managers in regard to the count of the
next Electoral vote for President. Ho
8 ay s that, in spite of the serious errors
that have been made and are admitted
by the Democrats, and in spite -of the
defeats they have encountered in all of
the Northern States this fall, "there
is still an air of confidence of ultimate
success in obtaining possession' of the
Government in 1880." - They are rep
resented as consoling themselves for
every set-back with the remark that
next time we. have the counting of
the Electoral vote."-' '
The manner of counting the Electoral
vote at the next election still remains
to be determined. There is no law nor
joint rule which provides for it. ' The
situation is precisely the same as it was
when the controversy arose over the
last election, with the important differ
ence that both Houses of Congress are
now under control of - the Democrats,
whereas the Senate was Republican uid
the House Democratic in 1876.' The
division of the two Houses between tbe
two contesting parties at that time led
up to the appointment of a separate
tribunal for scrutinizing the returns and
to a predetermined agreement to abide
by the decision of that tribunal. - The
absolute control of both Houses being
now in tne nanus 01 one party, there is
serious danger that some scheme for
counting the Electoral vote will be
adopted that will enable the partisan
majority to count or reject to suit the
necessities of their own candidate.
- There is no doubt that tbe matter
rests with Congress. The Constitu
tional provision is that "The President
of the Senate shall, in the presence of
the Senate and House of Representa
tives, open all the certificates, and tM
votes uiau tAen be counted." flow they
shall be counted is for Congress to de
termine, under the general authority of
tne lanstitunon to mace ail iawB ne
cessary for carrying out the mandates
of the Constitution. - That was what
made the temporary Electoral law of
1877 constitutional and valid under
which the Hayes votes were counted.
and the same condition will enable the
present Congress to determine how the
next Electoral vote shall be counted.
That the present Congress is disposed
to take a partisan advantage of the sit
uation is evident from various circum
stances. (1) The Democrats have not
been willing to give any attention to
propositions for reforming the plan for
electing the President, though the un
certainty, confusion, and danger inci
dent to the present system is generally
admitted. (2) They are making des
perate efforts to re-open certain con
tests for seats in Congress which have
already been definitely awarded to Re
publicans, in order-that they may sub
stitute Democrats, and thus assure their
partisan majority beyond peradventure.
(3) The cenndence with which they
look forward to the count in spite of all
their reverses is indicative of a purpose
to manipulate it as they please. (4) A
project for a law ' on this subject
was brought forward in the ex
tra session, which, if passed.
will enable the Democratic major
ity in both Houses to count just such
votes as they see fit to count, and reject
any that they do not choose to count.
The purport of the proposed law is
set forth in the two following sections:
8 ec 7. If there shall be a controversy in
it State as to the appointment or eligibility
ot Electors, the same may be passed upon by
Its highest judicial tribunal, in accordance
with Its laws; the decision thereof shall be
certified by such tribunal, and shall ba by it
transmitted sealed to the seatot Government
ef the United dtates, directed to the Presi
dent of the Senate.
Sec. 8 Congress shall be in session on the
second Monday in February succeeding every
meeting; of the Electors. Tho Senate and
House of Represent stives shall meet in the
hall of the Souse of Representatives at one
o'clock post meridian, on that day; the Presi
dent of the Senate shall be their presiding
officer. Two tellers shall be previously ap
pointed on the part of the Senate, and two on
tbe part ot the House of Representatives. The
President of the Senate shall then open all tbe
certificates and papers purporting to be cer
ti ilea tea of the Electoral votes ; the votes shall
then be counted by tbe two House of Con
gress In the alphabetical order of tbe States,
as ceninea Dy me electors, unless reiectea 07
both Houses: but If in any 8tste there be a
controversy as to the appointment or eligi
bility ot Electors, the decision thereof by its
highest judicial tribunal shall be conclusive,
and the vote shall be counted In accordance
therewith, unless reversed by both Houses;
and If there be more than one judicial deci
sion, each purporting to be by the highest
court of the same State, the decision held by
Dolo nouses to te that oi tne lawiui tnDu
nal shall bs conclusive, unless reversed by
both Houses. -
Where there has been a controversy In any
State as aforesaid, and no such certified deci
sion has been transmitted, or when two or
more such certiSed decisions have been trans
mitted, the contested votes from such State
shall not be counted, unless both Houses con
cur therein. And if there be several Electoral
certificates from an; State, and no such judi
cial decision, the certificate held by both
Houses to be executed by the proper authority
shall be conclusive, unless rejected by both
This bill was reported in the regular
way by the House Committee charged
with considering the best method for
ascertaining and declaring the' result
of the elections for President and Vice
President; and it was probably due to
the indisposition to enter upon general
legislation and to the excitement over
the vetoes that no action was taken. It
will be observed that, though reported
by a Democratic Committee and offered
for the consideration of a Demoeratic
Congress, this bill abandons altogether
the theory of State-rights by vesting in
Congress absolutely the power to pass
nnal decision upon the Electors whom
the several States have appointed, since
the concurrence of the two Houses is
made potential, even in setting; aside
the verdict of the highest State tribunal
when it shall have been adjudicated be
tween contested Electors. The Demo
crats will not go to the length of sacri
ficing their pet doctrine witnout a seri
ous purpose to gain decided party ad
vantage by so doing, under tne terms
of tbe proposed -law "the Democratic
majority in the two nouses of Uon gr ess
would have the power to throw out the
Electoral vote of New York or of Illi
nois if it should be cast for the Repub
lican candidate. '. , ,
In the Committee's report accompa
nying the proposed Electoral law, the
extraordinary partisan power it confers
is defended on . the ground that the
concurrent action of the two Houses pf
Congress upon such a question, if not
always absolutely right, will always
represent the prevailing public opin
ion, and will, therefore, give gen
eral satisfaction." This might be
true if the Electoral vote, were to be
counted by the Congress chosen, at the
same time the people vote for Presi
dent; but it is obviously untrue, in view
of the fact that, the Electoral vote .for
the next President will be counted , by
the presentCongress, which was elected
last fall, or just two years previously to
the vote for President . which it ' is
charged with counting. It is prepos
terous to say tnat, 11 me people give
the Republican candidate for President
a majority of the Electoral vote next
year, the present Democratic Congress,
elected two years before, will represent
Sublic opinion in counting out that can
id ate. What was intended ' by the
Democratic committee to be its strong
est argument in favor of the proposed
partisan law is in reality a conclusive
argument against its passage. It is to
be feared, however, that the Demo
cratic majority in Congress will not be
governed by arguments in determining
The apprehension of partisan chi
canery in the counting of the next
Electoral vote has undoubtedly a large
Influence in favor of the nomination of
the strong man" as Republican can
did ate for President. ' All the circum'
stances warrant the belief that the Dem
ocratic majority in Congress ' will go
jVs as far aa thev dare to defeat the ex
pression of the popular will, if that ex
pression be opposed to the - ambition of
their party and to the success of their
candidate. This conviction ' naturally
prompts the selection of a candidate by
the Republican nartv who. if clearlv
and fairly elected, will not submit to
being cheated of his rights, and whose
character and standing will in a meas
ure deter the Democrats from making
a bold misuse of a partisan majority,
which they acquired at a former period
and under false pretenses. Chicago
Principles Before Candidates. I
The most of the leading journals, if
we may judge from their columns, the
only question of importance as to the
next Presidential campaign seems to be
this: Who will be nominated? Possibly
there is a tendency to overlook the fact
that nine-tenths of the votes cast, at
any National election, are cast with
sole regard to the political principles
The importance of recent elections
lies mainly in the fact that they have
done much to determine the principles
upon which the contending parties shall
appeal to the people at the next elec
tion. Jlhe Democrats have hoped to
succeed by appealing to the people on
the financial questions. But their de
feat, in that quarter, has been decisive.
The Greenback party has been extin
guished, and the soft-money Democrats
nave been everywhere defeated, until it
is doubtful whether any Democratic
Convention or candidate will be rash
enough to go before the people with
any form of inflation. It is . not to
be supposed that there has been any
change in the general tendency of the
party. JVeither has there been a ma
tenai change in the temper 01 Kepub
lican voters.: -The victories of hard
money have : convinced ; managers of
both parties that it is not sale aad will
not pay to favor inflation, and both
will do whatever they can to win the
confidence of hard-money voters. -
Again, the JJemocrats hoped to suc
ceed by appealing to public opinion
against the election laws. Some jour
nals in this neighborhood made this a
speciality, and went into .frequent hys
terics about Davenport and bis iron
cages." There is no sort of doubt that
public opinion at the North heartily
sustains all measures that have yet
been adopted to secure fair and honest
elections. The outcry of the Democrats
on that point has cost them votes. It
has advertised the fact that there was.
and is yet, great need of sharp restraint
to prevent Democratic irauds at tne
ballot-box. Inasmuch as a desire to
prevent fraud is shared not only by all
Republicans, but by many Democrats
lor no voter can tell how soon his
political freedom may depend upon bis
ability to resist at tne ballot-box tne
managers of his own party this dis
pute has drawn votes to the support of
Republican candidates. It ought to be
accepted as an axiom in politics that
any party will lose votes which at
tempts to break down barriers erected
to prevent illegal voting.
Still less can the Democrats auord to
face another election as the party of
nullification. All the " tall talk," all
the hot words and loud threats, uttered
by Democratic members of Congress,
in respect to the Executive veto and
the right way of meeting it, will be
noted by capable historians as the main
cause of the remarkable Democratic de
feat in 1879. The party did not have
sense enough to suppress its milliners or
its revolutionists, and the natural re
sult was that sober and sagacious men
determined not to intrust power to a
party so reckless. If the Democrats
hope to succeed at. all they must begin
by driving out of their counsels men
who flippantly threaten revolutionary
nuMQnrM in nrrlnr tn hen.! nnnlnjian
from a convocation of weak-headed and!
The Democratic party goes forward
to the next Presidential campaign with
out a single idea for which it has con
tended, and dares still to : contend.
There is talk of a vigorous campaign
in Congress this winter on questions of
taxation. Republicans may heartily
hope that this blunder also will be com
mitted by a party which can serve the
country only by abolishing itself. The
revenue laws of the United States are
not perfect, but they compare credita
bly with the best ever framed under
Democratic rule. The worst and most
vicious changes in them, for ten years
past, have been made mainly by Demo
cratic votes. ,
But if tbe Democratic party has not
a single principle for which it can con
tend with hope of success, what differ
ence does it make whether it names one
man or another as its candidate? . The
great tide of public opinion, ; which
Democrats have discovered that noth
ing can resist, is moved scarcely at all
by any liking or disliking for a candi
date. Personal popularity is only -the
foam on the crest of , the wave. . The
Democratic party may nominate any
man it pleases, as long as it holds its
present position with - respect to the
graver questions of public policy, and
the Republican "party will defeat it
easily with either -of several candi
dates. N. T. Tribune.
The Electoral Question. t ,.
The dispute at the last Presidential
election gave us warning enough that
our laws were in an imperfect condi
tion regarding the settlement of ques
tions arising from irregular returns,
cases of intimidation or fraud within
the States, and other matters affecting
the Presidential choice of the people.
These defects have been noted before,
and a wise and Btatesmanlike bill for
their remedy been proposed by Senator
Morton, which was lost in the stress of
what is called practical legislation. The
crisis, which was to be feared, found ns
unprepared, and an extra constitutional
method had to be devised -to meet the
emergency. If there was any excuse
for negligence before it came, there
was certainly none afterward, and noth
ing but culpable neglect, or worse,
criminal design, could be the reason for
the failure of both parties fn Congress
to prepare : promptly, : discuss temper
ately, and agree dispassionately upon
a proper and efficient measure that
would obviate the difficulty in the fu
ture. It was not a difficult task in the
way of legislation, and it wait ode that
bore .equally upon both parties. ' Near
ly three years have passed and nothing
has been done,-and there is'very little
prospect that anything will be done tho
coming session; so that In case of an
other dispute we shall be as unprepared
as ever, with passions possibly nigner
and the precedent of difficult and extra
judicial proceedings" more dangerous.
The' past failure and the future proba
bility of partisan struggle and defeat,
are distinctly to be charged upon the
Democratic party, and what is worse,
with very definite suspicions of ulterior
purpose. '" '
In the Forty-fifth Congress a bill was
reported and passed by the Senate for
the regulation of the Electoral count.
It was not partisan, and was supported
by Mr. Edmunds and Mr. Bayard, two
of the ablest, most candid and judicial
minded representatives of both parties.
It provided that cases of Electoral dis
pute should be settled within the States
themselves by such tribunals as they
had or should provide, and that such
decisions should be binding upon the
two Houses of Congress.: : Such a prin
ciple should have been acceptable to the
Democratic doctrines of State rights,
and if not agreeable to the Republican
theories, was acknowledged by them as
a reasonable and practical arrange
ment, such as was possible in the con
dition of the Federal compact ' and the
autonomy of the States. It was op
posed by Senator Thurman and the
bulk of the Democratic members, and
passed by the Republican majority in
the Senate. In the last session of the
Forty-fifth Congress the bill went to tho
House, and was defeated by the substi
tution of a bill offered by Mr. South
ard, of Ohio, a Democratic member,
which provided that the decision by any
state tribunal might be overruled by a
vote of both Houses of Congress, and
that, in case of two tribunals giving op
posite decisions, Congress might decide
which one was competent. The bill
failed to pass, and was revived during
the extra session. It is now upon the
calendar, and it .is probable that the
partisan majority will endeavor to force
its passage. It is opposed,"not only by
the strong' Republican minority, but
cannot be supported by Democrats like
Mr. Bayard and his associates, who have
already put themselves on record
against its principles and in favor of the
exactly opposite Senate bill. If it is
put through under the party lash, and
the honorable States rights Democrats
are obliged to surrender their princi
ples, it cannot be accepted by a Repub
lican Executive, being so manifestly for
a party purpose, and the whole matter
falls to. the ground, leaving us in doubt,
confusion and perplexity again. ,
' The meaning of this conduct on the
part of the Democratic party is obvious
enough. It proposes to count in its
next candidates for President and Vice
President, if it can. It not only pro-
Soscs to ' take advantage of Electoral
isputes in States; but to invite them.
Nothing short of an overwhelming pre
ponderance of the Electoral vote in fa
vor . of the Republican candidates will
prevent an effort being made to force a
decision in favor of the Democratic
party. Among the unwritten and in
tangible expressions of partisan deter
mination, which are sometimes not the
less real for not being acknowledged,
it is intimated that a majority of twenty
Electoral votes will not be more than
sufficient to Beat the Republican candi
dates without dispute. . This bitterness
and recklessness of determination is
not only from unscrupulous partisan
ship, but in some sincere and. mistaken
Democrats assumes the attitude of jus
tifiable reprisal for what they consider
the unjust defeat of Tilden and Hen
dricks at the last election.
Such an attempt on the part of the
Democratic majority in Congress to
overide the will of the people would
not be confined to the reckless andr
flagitious element altogether, which
might be defeated within, its own limits
but . will . include tne :; strengin 01 tne
party, governed in a measure by a
sense of justiGable retaliation. If the
decision is a close one and the condi
tion of the solid South renders that a
probability we may reckon on the
united action of the party majority to
force a decision in their favor, and a
wide margin may not ' obviate trouble
and difficulty.' ' We are not borrowing
trouble, but anticipating an almost in
evitable danger. Neither do we give
up the ship, or fear that the people will
not be able to exercise a coercive
power to carry out their will," but at
best any dispute must be an injury,
and even a repetition . of the former
method of settling the question cannot
be regarded with favor. It is but a
make shift when a settled regulation is
needed, and it leaves a legacy of bitter
ness and a precedent for uncertainty
of the worst influence in the present
condition of things, and in the inevita
ble failure of Congress, it will : be nec
essary for the people to take the mat
ter into their own hands and make
such an emphatic decision that there
can be no question 01 aouDt or dispute.
Providence Journal. -
His "ReeorBmend." :.
Some time since a Detroit merchant
was in want of a ' clerk, and he adver
tised the fact." Among the--numerous
applicants r who - sent in recommenda
tions was a young man who had short
ly before received a letter from the old
man Blank, to the effect that any fur
ther visits to his house on tne part .01
the young man could not be permitted,
and' that Mary's" future husband was
already selected. In his haste and ex
citement he forwarded tnis note-in
place of a recommendation from a mer
cantile house, and on discovering his
mistake, he called upon the merchant
to secure tbe missive. -
"Ah! ' said the merchant, as tne
young man entered, -you cm oegin
here to-morrow,. 7 a wu nvirus w thw
That in as letter . w.-gu.,ug
young man, but me mercnauu 11111
rupted: ... - .
Best recommend in tho world. Old
Blank and I have been enemies for
forty-six years. Any one he is down
on I always employ, in order to aggra
vate him.- Come right along, rll
give you a position in the front of the
store, where the old curmudgeon must
see you every time he passes, and if you
want to make up faces at him I'll pay
all COSts!" ' -; '
Thus are we able to xurnisn anotner
illustration that sunshine may come out
of the depths of despair. Free PreVr
Tbavklkbs have noticed that their
appetites are best at stations wnere
there is least to eat