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Oar afternoon's march over the
bleak, treelesa and brown mountains
Of the wilderness was inexpressibly
tiresome until we came in sight of the
Dead Sea. It lay 2,000 feet below us
a mirror of silver, set among the vi
olet mountains of iloab. More pre-
. cipitous descents over the rocks and
sand brought us, by sun-down, to the
two towers of the most unique monas
tery on the globe. The famous con
vent of Mar SSalia is worth a journey
to'Palestine. For thirteen centuries
that wonderful c structure has hung
against the walls of the deep, awful
It is a colossal swallow's nest of
stone, built to the heigh of 300 feet
against the precipice, and inhabited by
Sixty monks of the UreeK cnurcu
genuine Manicheans, and followers of
St. Saba and ftt. John of JJamascus.
No woman's foot has ever entered the
convent walls. . Instead of woman's
society they make love to the birds,
who come and feed off the monks
hands. Every evening theytoss meat
down to the wild jackals in tne gorge
below. At sunset I climed over the
extraordinary building was shown
into the rather handsome church, and
into the chapel or cave of St. Nicho
las, which contains the gastly skulls of
the monks who were slaughterered
by the Chosroes and his Persian sol
diers and gazed down into the awful
ravine beneath the convent walls.
Some monks in black gowns were
perched as watchmen on the lofty
towers; others wandered over the stone
pavements in a sort of aimless vacuity.
What an attempt to live in an exhaust
ed receiver !
The monks gave us hospitable wel
come, sold us canes and wood -work,
and furnised us lodgings on the di
vans of two large stone parlors. One
of the religious duties of the brother
hood is to keep vigils, and through the
night, bells were ringing and clanging
to call them to their devotions. The
vermin in the lodging rooms have
learned to keep up their vigils also;
and as a result our party with one
exception a sleepless night. I have
such a talent for sleeping, and like Pat,
'pay attention to it" so closely, that I
was able to defy even the fleas and
musquitoes of Mar Saba. By daylight
the next morning we heard the great
iron door of the convent clang behind
us like the gate of Bunyan's 'Doubting
castle,' and for five hours we made a
toilsome descent of the desolate cliffs
to the shore of the Dead Sea. That
much maligned sea has a weird and
We took a cool bath in its cool clear
waters, and detected no difference
from a bath at Coney island, except
that the water has such a density, that
we floated on it like pine shingles. !No
fish from the salt ocean can live in it;
but it is very attractive to the eye on a
hot noonday. A scorhing ride we
had across the barren plain of the sac
red Jordan which disappointed me
sadly. At the place where the Israe
lites crossed and our Lord was baptiz
ed it was 120 feet wide; it flows rapid
ly, and in a turbid current of light
stone color. In size and appearance it
is the perfect counterpart of the Mus
kingum, a few miles above Zanesville
Its uselsss waters ought to be turned
off to irrigate its barren valley, which
might be changed into a garden. For
beauty the Jorden will not compare
with Elijah's brook Cherith, whose
bright, sparkling stream went flowing
passed our lodging place at Jericho. We
lodged over night in a Greek convent
(very small), and rode next morning to
see the ruins of the town made famous
by Joshua, Elijah. Zaccheus, and the
restoration of Bartimeus to sight.
Squalid Arabs haunt the sacred spot.
The Fardon Mill as Ron by Governor
Columbus, O., Angust 10. Governor
'C. "Foster dropped in on the Capitol to
day to draw his salary and see if the State
Government was still running. The Gov
ernor is gone so much that he is quite a
stranger at the Capitol. After being in
troduced to the hired men in the office,
the Governor gave the pardon bureau a
twist and turned the convicts loose, the
persons pardoned all belong up in the
Tenth toistrict, where there is so much
dissatisfaction with Governor C. Foster.
Last fall Governor Foster saved Welch
from the gallows and sent him to prison
as a Dart of an infamous political bargain,
the understanding being' that Weloh's
friends were to support Rice for Congress.
The result in Sandusky county shows
that the bargain was kept on both sides.
One of the pardons issued to-day was Ed
ward Innis, who was sent from Erie
county, for burglary mid larceny. The
pardon was conducted on the prisoner's
leaving the State never to return. This
kind of pardoning has a very suspicious
look on the face of the proceedings. What
right has Governor Foster to pardon a
convict on condition that he leavs Ohio?
This is banishment, and a violation of the
Constitution. If the convict is not a
proper person to be at large in the State
of Ohio, he is not fit to be at large in
any State. If he is not a proper person
to remain in Ohio, he ought not to be at
large. If he is not a fit person to be par
doned at all, why did Governor Foster
pardon him? How many votes does he
expect to make in Erie county by such a
The attention of the Governor is called to
the fact that this violation of the law is
contrary to all precedents.
A man at Bangor, Mo, finding that his
eaves troughs was higher at the end
which ought to have been lowest, hired
a gang of men, tore out the foundation,
and raised one corner of the house until
the trough was all right, '
! "Lindsey's Blood. Seacher" the great
medicipe for fever and ague, malaria,
and all blood poison. . Don't fail to use
THE DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER !, 1881.
DEMOCRATIC PLATFORX, J
Preamble The Democrats of Ohio,
proud of their citizenship in this great
State, for the purpose of maintaining tbe
prosperity of (he commonwealth and to
promote the welfare and happiness of
tne whole people, submit the following
declaration of principles, upon which
they ask tbe suffrage of the people.
Tbe equality of all citizens before the
law, equal taxation, impartial legislation,
and a free and pure ballot as the corner
stone of free institutions.
Opposition to monopolies and subsidies
of all kiod.
The strictest economy in National,
State and local administrations.thut labor
may be likely burdened.
The maintenance and advancement of
the Common School system.
Resolved, That the abuses of the pres
ent contract system in our State Prison
by which the products of criminal labor
are brought into competition with the
products of honeet labor, to the great in
jury of the latter, is unwise and vicious,
and should be corrected.
Resolved, That the course of the last
Republican Legislature deserves the con
demnation of the people for its incompe
tency, hypocrasy, its unnecessary and
heavy increase in the burdens of taxa
tion, and for the passage of numerous
pernicious and unconstitutional acta, and
for its reorganization of the State solely
for the purpose and as a medium for the
distribution of spoils.
Resolved, That as the humanities are
non-partisan, and as the treatment of
criminals should be non-political, the
management of the charitable and puni
tive institutions of the State should be
free from partisau changes or appoint
ments. Resolved, that we are in favor of a civil
service reform, whereby offices shall be
held to the public trusts to be adminis
tered for the public good, not spoils to be
enjoyed as the reward of partisan zeal or
Resolved, That the Democrats of Ohio,
in this year as in all years, are in favor of
the largest individual liberty consistent
with the public order, and are opposed to
legislation merely sumptuary.
Resolved, That the recent discovery of
enormous peculations in high Federal
places, and the Republican attempt to
purchase votes by open corruption, should
convince the country that the Republi
can organization is not worthy of public
Resolved, That the power delegated to
the General Government "to regulate
commerce among the States," as well as
the power reserved to the States to regu
late commerce within their own borders,
should both be exercised to prevent un
just discriminations, and unreasonable
charges by our railroads.
A tariff for revenue, levied and adjust
ed in its details with a view to equity in
the public burdens and the encourage
ment of productive industries without
creating monopolies; and we favor the
appointment of a Commissioner to sug
gest methods of revision which shall ac
complish this result.
The committee also recommended the
adoption of the following, though not in
cluding it in the platform:
Resolved, That we deeply denlore the
recent attempt upon the life of the Presi
dent of the United States by an assassin
and denounce assassination in a Republic
as the highest and most revolting of
crimes, and we extend to the President
and his family our deepest sympathies,
and our earnest hopes that a speedy re
covery may be vouchsafed him.
MRS. LYDIA E. PINKHAM.
OF LYNN, MASS.
DISCO VIRER OF
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S
The Positive Cnre
For all Female Complaints.
This preparation, as lta name signifies, consists of
Vegetable Properties that an harmlen to the most del
teatelnTalld. Upon one trial the merits of this Com
pound will be recognised, as relief is Immediate j and
when Its use is continued, in ninety-nine cases in a bun.
dredfapermanentcureiseffectedfasthousands will tes
tify. On account of its provon merits, it is to-day re
commended and prescribed by the best physicians in
It wilt cure entirely tho worst form of falling
of the uterus, Leucorrheea, Irregular and painful
Menstruation,aUOrarianTroublesf Inflammation and
Ulceration, floodlngs, alt Displacements and. the con
sequent spinal weakness, and is especially adapted to
the Change of Life. It will dlssolre and eipel tumors
from the uteruBin an early stage of development. The
tendency to cancerous humors there is checked Tery
speedily by its use.
In fact It has proved to be the great
rat and best remedy that hat ever been discover,
ed. It permeates every portion of the system, and gives
now lltoand vigor. It removes f alntneu.flatuloncy, de
stroys all craving for stimulants, and relieves weakness
of the stomach
It cures Bloating, Headaches, Nervous Prostration,
Gensral Debility, Sleeplessness, Depression and Indi
gestion. That feeling of bearing down, causing pain,
weight and backache, is always permanently cured by
ltsuse. Itwlllatalltlmes,aodunderaU circumstan
ces, act in harmony with the law that governs the
For Kidney Complaints of either s this compound
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Is prepared at 233 and 235 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass.
Price 11.00. Six bottles for $5.00. Sent by mail in tlie
form of pills, also in the form of Losenges, on receipt
of price, 81.00, per box, for either. Mrs. PINKHAM
froelyanswors all letters of Inquiry. Send for pam
phlet. Address as above iftntion this paper.
So family should be without LYDIA E. PINKHAM'
LIVE It PILLS. They cure Constipation, Blllousnoss,
'Sid Torpidity of the Liver. S5 cents per box.
STRONG, COBB & CO., General Agents, .
For Sale by D.J. Humphrey, Napoleon, Ohio.
Health is Wealth.
Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Brain Treatment, a
specittc for Hysterln, Dizziness, Convulsions, Nerv
ous Headache, Mental Depression, Loss of Memory,
Spermatorrhoea, Iinpotency, Involuntary Emissions,
Premature Old Age, ouused by over-exertion, self
abuse or over-iiidnlgeuce, which leads to misery, de
cay and death. Oue box will cure recent oases. Each
box contain one months treatment. One dollar a
box or six boxes for nve dollars ; sent by mail prepaid
on receipt of price. We guarantee six boxes to cure
any case. With each order received by ns for six
boxes, accompanied with Ave dollars; we will send
the purchaser onr written guarantee to return tbe
money it the treatment does'not effect a cure. Guar
anteeeismted only whim the treatment IS ordered dl
reot from us. Address JOHN C. WEST & CO.,
Solo Proprietors, 1H1 and 18S W. Madison St., Chica
go, III. Mold by 1). J. Humphrey, Napoleon, Ohio.
Joseph Gates, Wholesale Agent, Toledo, O. ly!4-lyl
firms T A PTi'TJ may bo found on file at Ceo,
lalO IT A rXitl p. iWcIl ft Cos Newspaper
Advertising Bureau (lOSprwce St. I. whero ndvrrttslng
outrsxt way be made for it IN 'WIS W OatK.
Great Slaughter in Prices!
The andmigned would rwprctfuUy rll th rtU-ntion
mer goooa waicn wiu oe onerea u jfTfnuy rvKuora prices at our tor on
SATURDAY, JUNE 25th,
and continued for SOdysuidfsoonerclolout,consistiue of Cotton, Worsted and Linen Drees Goods,
hiu-, colored aud printed Laiona, Pix)uea, shawls. Cloaks, Dolmans and Circulars. Cotton Gingham and
Silk Parasol. Our entire stock of Children, Mimes and Ladies Fancy Hose, Lace Mitts and Gloves. In
order to reduce our present stock of Boots, Huoea and Slippers, also
For men, boys and children. We will give a discount of 15 per cent, on the same from our regular prices,
85 cents will buy .1 $1 00 pair of shoes or pants.
$1 28 cents will buy a $1 50 pair of shoes or pants.
$1 70 cents will buy a $2 00 pair of shoes, boots or pants.
$2 55 cents will buy a $3 00 pair of shoes, boots or pants.
$3 40 cents will buy a $4 00 pair of shoes, boots or pants.
$4 25 cents will buy a $5 00 pair of shoes, boots, pants or suit.
$5 10 cents will buy a 6 00 suit of clothes.
8 50 cents will buy a $10 00 suit of clothes.
$10 20 cents will buy a $12 00 suit of clothes.
$12 75 cents will buy a $15 00 suit of clothes.
This special offering embraces everything in the Clothing and Boot and Shoe line in our stock a saving ol
ISceute on every dollar tothe purchaser. Call early and examine our stock and satisfy yourselves that we
mean just what we say. .Make your selections while our stock is complete. Also our entire stock of sum
mer Hats regardless of cost. Respectfully,
D.& J. WILSON.
SOMETHING- NEW !
The Latest Novelty, Jk
Ne Plus Ultra
Ease and Ele
ijewssssss' v;r,v,uw vj
The Latest and most Perfect Fitting Corset made.
For Sale by D; & J. WILSON Agents for Napoleon.
Eagle Clothing House
We have now upon our shelves and counters one
1 10 n&poieon. uur
Contains all the latest patterns for spring and summer wear. All goods are new and not shop worn.
Especial attention is asked to our line of
Which for variety aud prices cannot be beaten.
SPEING -A-HNTID STT3UE2vd:EIl HATS.
We have just placed in stock a large variety of spring head-gear, something we pride ourselves in, and
which we are confident will suit purchasers. We keep a full line ot all kinds of Hats and Caps.
. CENTS FURNISHING COODS
Complete in every particular. Remember, we sell at low figures and aim to give our customers the worth of
their money. We invite a careful inspection of our Block.
HAHN & MEYER.
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BEST WAGON MADE
JUST THE XJITITE2D STATES.
These Wagone are made of tho
Best Material and "Warranted.
Farmers are invited to call and seu them. All sizes on hand.
H.E. CART, Agent.
of the public to oar grand closing out vale of um-
1 J Artistic, Attractive and
W&f Patented Nov, 11, 1879,
of the flues t and most complete stocks ever brought
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Jm A Auiwmtu Hi ah
ll "lik TRY ONE.
BEARD BROS., - Proprietors.
Mill-right:, Engineers and Steam Filters,
Special Attention paid to Job Work,
Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers, Etc.,
Furnished promptly. We solict a share of your
.. I s n it
We keep on band all kinds of
Wrought Iron Pipe and Pipe Fittugs.
-A.t New York
Demer in the Old Reliable Standard Organs.
The Leading Organ in the World
Because it is so claimed by the best musical judges in America I crII rnnr
1 especially can your attention to the
very latest improvements;
XT 1iv 1 . .. .
of the countryV
our sZZ Emj'i
0 ' "V"""?wc "uu Kaii Academies, tfuv it becaima thnn.
L n,f famihi9 a using them in this and foreign countries. Buy At because U
is an Organ worth one hundred cents on rha lio.f, j-.i" "y lc' De?ause it
W Pianos rented sothat rent Vrili pay toi them f 7 V7 101
iH" 1 I pnces are tle lowe8t of a"y dealer n Western Ohio. This is for vou ta
know only by correspondence. Send for prices and Save 200 Per Cent! AtEE
Li. JVL. MAT iTj
Wholsale Dealer in Pianos & Organs
A. J . Van den
Certainly Take the Lead.
Look and C m pare Prices.
FANNY R. 'GARDINER
aWcpiU!!& Room' Washington street, opposite the sheriff-,
Plain and Stylish Millinery.Trimmed and Untrimind,
Ribbons, Laces, Feathers, Hats, etc,
StofiSSSWt0 Bh"rt UOtiC' The Udl08 ' W vicmity are invited to call and ex-"
I am now showing the largest, most truely
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Gents Furnishing; Goods:
7 . vim ajivsa,
tone of the Standard Ortran 1 i fn
"" aDa m08tduraMe. All of the
of bells in
mel" 18 ae8tmea t be the leadin organ
Buy it.because it is used ia
Broek & Co.
assorted and carefully .elected stock oi
6. H. REEDER,
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