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Far down midst Southern mountains
"Where lonely pine-trees stand,
And where the silvery mist-like moss
Has laid Its soft gray hand,
"Where through the silent forest
No voice e'er echoes, save
The sweet -wild song of birds that throng,
There lies a soldier's grave.
And no stone tells the story.
And no words tell his name.
And in the list of battles fought
He bears no share of faie.
His was the soldier's spirit
To do and dare and die,
Bat not for him in the forest did
The thout of victory.
"Died on the march!" the saddest
Words that a comrade writes;
As brave a soldier, though, as he
Who in the front rank fights;
For him no druirs are muffled,
Nor pomp, nor funeral signs.
But comrades tried who marched beside
Laid him b-neath the plne3
"When we. through all the country.
Honor the solcier dead.
And wreaths of choicest flowers are brought
And words of pra'.so are said
Far oif amid the mountains
"Who marks the grave so lone!
"Will no one make for soldier's sake
A wreath a prajer not one?
Ah. yes : for tender Xature
Loves well to mark the spot.
And over all that lonely moua J
She strews forget-me-not
She knew with what true courage
His fresh young life he gave.
And flowers whose eyes reflect the skies
Kach year sends to his grave.
What matter if that soldier
Did wear the Hlue or Gray,
For bnn e and strong must be the heart
That gives its life away.
Not theirs alone the glory
"Who share the battle's din,
A hero he who valiantly
Meets death though others win.
"While we with martial music
Honor the soldier's name.
Unfurl the flag and deck the graves
Of those who earned its fame,
On many lonely hill-sides.
By forest, vale and sea,
There Nature brings her o.Terings
.That none unmarked may be.
Ada Stexeart tiheUon, in .ipringfieU, (Matt.)
Story of a Man's Bepentance and
a "Woman's Forgiveness.
During the autumn of 'SO, the weather
ivas remarkably pleasant all over the West
ern States till the middle of the month of
November. Up to that time men "worked
out of doors in their shirtsleeves, and
"women continued to wear sun-bonnots just
as in midsummer. Hut the 16th dawned
coid and gray, and the wind, which is
always astir in this section of the country,
was sharp and keen. Still nobody expected
a storm of very great severit3, a3 a raw,
cloudy day is not infrequent at this season
of the year, and just as frequently it comes
and goes unheeded, save to cause one to put
on an extra garment for the day and lay it
aside again on the morrow when the sun
shines out brightly as over. But then, no
one in this slipshod West ever does expect
a storm till it comes on and finds them un
prepared. Some way the idea that the
winters nro not going to be severe and don't
open up till late is so fixed in the brain of
the average settler that he wouldn'tbe ready
for cold weather if he didn't begin till the
following season, and when it comes and
finds them napping oh, what a rustline
there is to "fix things up a littlo for the cold
snap. 'Done, declare!' who'd 'a thought
winter'd a set in right away so soon.' "
The more shiftless never make any pro
vision for their cattle during the severe
weather unless it be a straw stack for them
to stand against in case of a blizzard. At
other times they are expected to rustle their
living on the buffalo grass. This is a short,
woolly growth which is popularly believed
to contain an oily, nutritious substance for
the animals. Many of the poor creatures
die of starvation, and those which do man
age to pull through are so poor by spring
that it takes three of them standing together
to cast a respectable shadow.
On this particular day, it did not clear off
ns was exicctcd; on the contrary tho clouds
became denser as the day wore on, the wind
rose to a iwrfect gale, and toward night a
sleety rain set iu.
"It's going to be a bad night, mother.
"What will wedo with Cherry's calf I 'Twon't
do to let it stand out," said Julian Ashley,
coming from the stable where he had been
"doing the chores," just at nightfall on tho
"We'll have to put it in the back room in
the hen-houso till we can get a place fixed,"
replied the mother. "I'll come and help."
There aro usually exceptions to a rule, and
Mrs. Ashley was tho exception to the gener
al rule of shiftlcssness in her neighborhood.
Her neighbors claimed that this was duo to
her pocket-book being better filled than
theirs; but when did laziness ever fail to in
vent an excuse behind which to screen itself?
The fact of her purse being longer than
theirs was duo to her providing food and
shelter for her stock which is the greatest
sourco of revenue on a claim thus increas
ing the profit and doing away with the
losses which impoverished her neighbors.
Tho calf having been induced with many
a "Sook bossic," "Huay there," and an oc
casional twist of its caudal appendage, to
enter the dark hen-house and allow itself to
be tied to the eeutcr-iost, Mrs. Ashley took
a final survey of the animals in the sheds
and stables to see that all were as comfortable
cs they could be under the circumstances,
ihen she and Julian each carried in a scuttle
of coal, closed the door and pulled the rug
"before it to keep the cold from coming in at
The house was a long, low structure, as
sod houses usually are, and was half "dug
out." It, like the out-buildings was better
than tho generality. It contained three
rooms, and not only had board floors, but
they were carpeted and the walls were
papered. It also had a shingle roof which,
much as it may astonish you to find it out,
my Eastern friends, is a luxury not enjoyed
by the common herd of homesteaders. A
board roof with sod laid over it to keep out
the rain is considered fine, but people who
r go to the extent of sporting shinsrio roofs on
their dwellings are considered "way up," in
Tho houses aru usually covered in this
-wise. A ridge-log is laid from ono end wall
to tho other, supported in the center by a
log with a crotch on the upperend, standing
perpendicularly. Small poles aro thon
placed at a distance of two feet apart, one
end of each resting upon a side wall, the
other upon the ridge-log. This constitutes
the frame work. Willows are then laid
thickly across the"poles, a layer of buffalo
sodfadded, aad the entire roof covered with
dirt a foot thick.
Board floors are another luxury not en
joyed by tho majority, "dirt floors" being
the rule. That is, the earth enclosed within
tho four walls is leveled down as smoothly
as possible with a spade, and considered quite
good enough. It is no uncommon occur
rence to see people who own hundreds of
heads of cattle and three or four sections of
land living in sod houses or even "dug
outs" sometimes, with dirt roofs and dirt
floors buildings which Eastern farmers
would not consider tit -to winter stock-in.
This being the usual style of, living among
the pioneers of Nebraska, of course when
Mrs. Ashley took a claim and fixed it up so
much better thau tho surrounding ones, It
was no wonder that she was at once-set
apart by her neighbors as being "too fine
haired for any thing."
Perhaps it was owing to this, or, it may
have been because she never encouraged
familiarity with her neighbors, that she had
not a single intimate acquaintance among
them, after living in the vicinity over five
years. She had made proof on a pre-emption
at the end of the first six months of her
residence there and had Immediately placed
a homestead filing on a quarter section adja
cent to her tree-claim. That she had consid
erable stock and wa3 making money was all
any of her neighbors knew of her. Even
the people whom she hired to do her work
knew nothing more, except that she was
never backward or afraid of putting her own
shoulder to the wheel when work was press
ing. She had a boy, twelve years of age at the
time of which we write, and a girl three
years younger. To any inquiries concern
ing her husband, she invariably replied:
"I lost him many years ago."
Ono hired girl, more daring than the rest,
ventured to continue the subject in spite of
her mistress' forbidding looks when the
matter was alluded toby inquiring:
"What ailed him?"
"Heart disease," replied the lady, while a
grim smile rested on her face, as she went
outside and closed the door to end the con
versation. She was a handsome woman, not over
thirty-one or two yeara of age, and several
of the bachelors of the vicinity had made
advances with a view to matrimony, all of
which were politely, but firmly, repulsed.
She always declared she was opposed to
scond marriages. The truth of the matter
was that, owing to a sad experience, she
did not have much faith in men, or in mar
riage of any kind, whether second or first.
Sne had passed her girlhood iu a country
village in the vicinity of Chillicothe, Ohio,
and at seventeen had become engaged to
Ashley Winthrop, a rising young lawyer of
that city. Her acquaintances thought she
had married extremely well but she hadn't.
She had become acquainted with young Win
throp while he was rusticating in the vil
lage. She, being the belle there, he engaged
her in what he at first intended to be a
flirtation; but before ho knew it hs was
more interested in her thau he had intended,
aud when it came time to leave, some way
it was so easy to ask permission to come
back for her some time. She seemed to
look and long for some such proposal, too,
and he could not but acknowledge to
himself that she had a right to do so, after
their intimacy. Yet he had never meant
things to go so far, and knew that it was
not for the best. She was too thoroughly
a country girl to bear transplanting to the
city. She was not the sortof woman he had
always looked forward to marrying, yet so
proud was he of what he termed his
"honor," that, galling as the bondage would
be to him, he would not make a clean breast
of it, and end matters between them. So
they were married and went to Chillicothe
to live. If her unassuming country ways
annoyed him before, when there was no one
but himself to noto them, how much more
so now that all his friends could witness
them. She soon learned that her husband
was ashamed of her, and this made matters
even worse, for she tried to please him by
affecting the fine lady, and made a miserable
failure of it.
To a man of domestic tastes only she
would have proven a treasure. Her house
was the best ordered, and her table afforded
dainties unsurpassed. But her husband
overlooked her virtues entirely, in contem
plating what he considered her deflciences.
He avoided taking her out with him when
ever it was jwssible, and made both himself
and his wife miserable.
When they were married five years, Mr.
Winthrop was elected to the Legislature,
and, of course, never offered to take his wife
to Columbus with him when he went, which
was a bad move for both. Having no one
to look after, and no one to look after him,
he had too much time for getting into mis
chief. At tho same hotel at which he was
stopping a Senator from a northern district
was also boarding, accompanied by his
It is hardly likely that a man so tenacious
of his honor that ho would fulfill a distaste
ful contract of marriage for its sake, would
willfully withhold the fact of his marriage
and enter into a flirtation; so, perhaps, the
opportunity for disclosing the fact never
presented itself. However that may have
been, certain it is that Ashley Winthrop
soon began to seek the society of Senator
Seely's daughter, Louise, and acknowledge
to himself that, if he were only free, here
was the woman he would choose for a wife.
And the girl J Why, she was flattered by
tho evident interest and admiration of the
bright young member from Chillicothe; en
joyed his society at first, and later on why
will women be such fools? proceeded to fall
head and ears in love with him without so
much as trying to find out any thing-about
his past life. Her father, also, rather en
couraged the intimacy, taking it for granted
that a young man whose fellow-citizons re
spected him enough to elect him to the
legislature must be all right. (This goes to
prove, by the way, that men are not always
as acute as they ought to be, either.)
No mutual agreement as to the state of
their hearts was arrived at in so many
words, but each knew tho other's feelings
intuitively. Tho only reference made to
tho subject was in parting. Then, as Ash
ley held her hand and noted her look of re
gret at the separation, he said earnestly:
"Much as I have enjoyed your society, I
trust we may never meet again."
"Why?" she asked, opening her eyc3 wide
in pained surprise.
"Because oh, Louise! Can't you under
stand why? I've been a fool aye, worse
"I don't understand," sh said huskily, as
a foiling of foreboding crept over her heart.
"I can't explain it now. I could not face
you and acknowledge my own villainy."
Just then others entered the room and they
parted without further explanation. When
he came home again he- was more than ewr
dissatisfied with his wife, and seriously
thought of committing suicide to end his
misery never dreaming that he was one of
the most favored mortals on whom the sun
shone if he had only been sensible enough to
realize it. He considered that ho owed
Louise an explanation, besides ho longed to
write to her and perhaps receive a reply,
anyway; so he wrote a long account of his
former courtship, his unhappy marriage,
present miserable state increased by his
ardent affection for herself, aud ended by
describing the obstacle to their union as a
being utterly devoid of the finer sensibili
ties, with a soul not aspiring bsyond house
work. He was writing this epistle in his
office, and just as he wa3 about to close, who
should step in but his wife. He thrust the
letter hurriedly into a book and turned with
a very embarrassed countenance to greet
her. Her suspicions and curiosity were
roused at once, and she invented an excuse
for sending him out, possessed herself of
the letter and read it in his absence, then
wrote below his last line:
"No need to send this. The objectionable
'obitacW will be removed by first train to Mal
vern Crossing. Lucy M .iLVEKX-WiSTHnop."
Then placed the letter again where aha
had found it.
Some women would have fainted, some
would have cned, it is safe to say that nine
out of ten would have made a scene, but
Lucy was th3ttenth one who will suffer and
make no sign. She chatted pleasantly for
five minutes or more with her husband
when he returned, quite as though nothing
had happened, then picked up her purchases
and started home. When she reached the
street, however, her self control began to
ebb. She worked off some of her excite
ment by walking home, as if her life de
pended on her speed, and when oac3 there,
she gathered up what things -she had
brought when sho came there a bride,
packed them and her own and her child's
clothing, called a dray and had them re
moved to tho depot, and was on her way to
Malvern Crossing before her husband had
succeeded in getting rid of two clients who
had come in as Lucy went out, so as to finish
hia letter- When at last he "was alone again
he drew the missive forth, feeling guilty as
a thief, as he remembered how near his
wife had come to detecting him in his
treachery. But when he read her comments
at the bottom of the page he was stunned.
But he must stop her going. Shame, contri
tion, fear of scandal all working upon him
at once, lent rather a hang-dog appearance
to him 33 he entered his own house. Every
thing was topsy-turvy for the first time
since he was married. He began to realize
too late at least one of his wife's
virtues. Finding her gone, he took the
next train hrpursuit and found hsr in her
father's parlor, and there made his confes
sion and apology and promises to never do
so again without avail, however. After
hearing him through and listening to his
petition that she return to him, she said
"Not for worlds!"
"Not if you could offer her a kingdom
should she return to you. you rascal!" ex
claimed her father. "Ain't you a pretty
specimen of mankind, leaving your wife at
home and galvanting round the country
making mashes on other women ! I am able
and willing to support my daughter, and the
sooner you get out of my house the better.
And, mind you, don't show your face here
Here he emphasized witlnhis cane in such
a manner that his son-in-law thought best to
He waited a week, expecting their anger
to cool, then went back again. His father-in-law
met him at the gate and threatened
to have him arrested if he ever came on his
farm again. So he troubled them no more.
Eight months later, Lucy gave birth to a
girl, and, with the inconsistency of a
woman, named it Louise. Two years later,
she was notified of her husband's applica
tion for a divorce, and a little later she read
of his marriage to "Louise, eldest daughter
of Senator Seely." Her father was dead bj
this time, so" she decided to move West.
Not wishing ever to know or bo known by
any former acquaintances, she changed her
own and children's name to Ashley, and
under this cognomen we find them, several
years later, located on a homestead in West
ern Nebraska, as mentioned in the beginning
of our story.
The hired man and girl who worked for
Mrs. Ashley, and wore brother and sister,
had been called away the morning of the
16th to the sick-bed of their mother; so only
herself and the children were at home.
Julian studied his lesson, and little Louise
practiced her music while the mother cro
The wind howled and the sleet came
against the windows with such force it
seemed it would break them. Suddenly, in
the midst of the roaring, there came a sound
just outside the window like the neighing of
a hore. They listened, and in a minuto it
"It must be one of the ponies loose. Some
thing must be wrong at tho stables. Light
the lantern and we'll go and see," said Mrs.
Ashley, putting on her wraps.
When they opened the door andlookod
out, there stood a buggy with two horses
attached, and in the buggy tho figure of a
"Hello !" called Julian.
It's somebody lost in the storm," said the
mothor. "Perhaps he's frozen. It's a good
thing I left the curtain up; the ponies must
have seen the light and instinct led them to
it. Here, let's see if we can lift him."
They got the man into the house, and the
ponies stabled as quickly as possible. Then,
finding that life was not extinct, they ap
plied all the remedies they had at hand to
restore him. By and by he began to show
signs of animation, and after a long time
opened his eye3. They wandered around in
a puzzled manner until they lightened upon
Mrs. Ashley's face. Then with a glad cry.
tho stranger leaned forward.
"Lucy!" he cried. "Is it only a horrible
"A horribly real dream," she replied,
icily, recognizing in the man before her, for
the first time, her husband.
"Don't be hard with me, Lucy; I remem
ber now, I deserve every thing harsh, but if
you knew all, you would pity and forgive.
Believe me, Lucy, I learned too late, what a
jewel you were in comparison with any
other woman I ever saw."
"How about Louise?" questioned Mrs.
"Didn't you ever hearl She led me a mis
erable life, and we quarreled, and she used
to fly at me like a mad creature. She finally
ran away with a bank cashier. I wasn't
sorry that she went, cither. I had been
drinking and my credit was gone, and I was
so down in tho world that I didn't care for
the disgrace. I've hunted for you ever since,
but I had given up all hopes of finding you.
I think Providence must have directed mo
here. I was over by Culbertson looking at
a piece of land to-day, and I tried to make it
back to McCook, but the blizzard overtook
me, and the horses wouldn't face it, so we
drifted here. My money, friends and repu
tation are gone, and I'm going to take a claim
and settle down and try asain. You must
help mo to redeem myself, Lucy. I've been
a terrible scjundrel, but I've paid dearly for
all my misdeeds."
To repeat all that was said by this man
and woman, who had once been husband
and wife, would fill a volume. The main
subject dwelt upon by Ashley Winthrop
was a plea for forgiveness and a remarriage.
Had he returned in the full tide of pros
perity, it is doubtful whether any arguments
could have prevailed with Lucy; as it was,
however, pity for his misfortune and fallen
condition, the knowledge that ho needed her
to holp him in his new start, belief in the
sincerity of his repentance, and the thought
of her children having a legal guardian in
case of her death, whereas, before they
would havo been left to strangers, all
worked in his favor.
The notice of final proof to be made on
Mrs. Ashley's homestead entry appeared in
the next issue of tho McCcok Democrat, and
the reunited couple began the new year to
gether, at Akron. Colorado. Frotui W. Cal
vin, in Yastiac BhvU
SAVED BY ACCIDENT.
now an Artist Turned Awar an Indig
nant Husband's Wratli.
The other day :i man was walking
slowly up Miami avenue and encount
ered a man walking hurriedly down.
They ran into each other, both drew off
and apologized, and the ouc in a hurry
Tve been so mad all the morning I
couldn't see straight."
"Xothing serious, I hope."
"Well, my wife had some photos
taken and the artist made a botch job.
I'm now on my way to punch his head."
"Can I see them?"
They were exhibited, and after a care
ful inspection, the gentleman said:
"My friend, you are way off. The
work is well done, and you ought to be
oroud of your wife's looks."
"Do you mean it?"
"Certainly, There are not ten as
handsome women in Detroit."
"It's a fact, and the work is that of a
real artist. You should be more than
"Well, I declare! 1 guess Tve been
too hasty, and I'll drop the matter right
here. Glad I didn't punch the pho
"Yes, so am I," said the other to
himself as he went his way.
It was the artist himself, Btlroit
Batter, lard and drippings should
Tie stored in jars and kept in the coldest
and dryest place.
REVENUE AND TAXATION.
Hair tho 31111 or Any Other Free Trade
lav Would Affect the Country.
There are but two ways to procure
:he revenues necessary for the main
tenance of the .National Government.
One is to directly tax tho farm land,
personal property, city and village
.ots, and the littlo homesteads in the
same way that State tares are levied.
The other is to collect on foreign im
portations a tariff, or what may be
jharacterized as a "peddler's license,"
to be paid by the foreign salesman be
fore hawking his wares. The latter is,
:n fact, a small cash compensation for
the opportunities of the market. Par
tial free trade partially, aud absolute
free trade wholly, give a proportionate
advantage to the European producer.
The domestic manufacturer pays
home taxes on real estate, machinery
and stock. Pays to the town, pays to
the county, pays to the State, pays for
the working of the roads, the main
tenance of schools, the support of the
courts of justice and all the machinery
of the government of the State. The free
trader proposes wholly todenote, with
out charge or cost, our market advan
tages, not to a neighbor, whose pros
perity and gain become a common
benefit, but to a trader across the sea.
Ho further proposes to sustain, with
out expense, courts of collection, and
maintain law and order among the
customers to whom he sells his untaxed
goods. In this way free trade is an
injustice. It lifts every burden from
the profit-taker and places it all on the
back of tho buyer. Every mill or fac
tory built here, every living house from
the employe, every railroad (short or
long) used to move the raw or made
material, every open coal or iron mine,
every furnace for smelting ore or fus
ing glass becomes and is a financial
honey-cell filled by the workers for the
sustenance of every member of the
If there is any business sense or rea
son for us to give our advantages for a
mere mess of theoretical Cobden Club
The necessities of the Federal Gov
ernment call annually for over $326,
000,000 for the payment of interest on
the National debt, the payment of
pensions, the maintenance of the navy,
the support of our frontier army
police, to pay the deficit of the postal
service, and the vast yet necessary
corps of Government officials, and
other incidental needs of care-taking
of the interests of sixty millions of
people. Thirty-five millions is about the
annual income from the sales of public
lands. The remainder ($292,000,000)
is gathered, $120,000,000 from internal
revenue tax on whisky, wines, beer
and tobacco, and tho balance on cus
toms duties on the importations of
foreign goods. We buy annually $211,
000,000 worth of foroign products, that
pay no tariff tax or duty whatever.
We buy $16,000,000 of taxcless tea,
$50,000,000 of taxless coffee, and $2,
000.000 of taxless number in the log.
The Mills Tariff Reduction bill pro
poses to take the tariff off Canadian
hay, sawed lumber and Canadian
wheat It proposes to make wool free,
and with a fanfaronade of Democratic
love for the working-man points, as an
assurity of its care, to the cheaper
coat, and cheaper carpet, made of for
eign wool, on foreign looms. Yet of
the $54,000,000 worth of woolen goods
imported four-fifths are of a kind that
the laboring-man seldom buys. The
working-man averages as his share of
the Federal tax, eight cents per person
a year; tho balance, forty-seven cents, is
paid by the more dudeish consumer per
Tiie people of the United States pay
a tariff annually of $50,000,000 on
sugar. Sugar is not confined (like ex
pensive wools and silks) to the using
of a limited class. Every household
is, in proportion to its number, a con
Due and honest reirard for tho
of the limited wajre-earner
would call for a complete abolition of
this tax, a tax that averages eighty-six
cents for every man, woman and child
in the country. Sugar, however, is a
Southern product, and needs Demo
cratic protection. Wool is Northern,
and the farmer is again called, as in
the days before the war, to give way
to the planter.
Democracy dreams of a foreign mar
ket, contested for inch by inch by the
cheap capital and cheaper labor of
Europe. The policy of the Repub
lican party proposes to make free only
such products as wo can not raise or
make. It proposes, before seeking a
foreign market, to care lor the nearer
and more certain one at home, to keep
active our own capital, and supply em
ployment to our own labor. Judge.
WHERE GROVER STANDS.
What His Corpulency Thinks of Second
Terms and denominations.
At hist, at last the die is cast, the
secret is out, the child is born and his
name is Dennis. The news comes right
out of the front door of the White
House, over the steps, down through
tho heart of the solid South and up to
an expectant world as straight as a
string. Our sunshiny noon, meridian
time, the wind beinir due northeast
and all the conditions favorable, the
President stood up and told a South
ern Senator who told a Southern re
porter who wrote to a Southern pa
per, to wit, the Atlanta Constitution.
the weighty words, following:
Mr. Cleveland stands where he did when
his letter of acceptance was written. He
thinks there should be a constitutional amend
ment against a second term. He will, for this
reason, make no efforts whatever for renomina
tioD. but if the Democratic party should ten
der him a renomination, he will fulfill his dnty
to the party by accepting.
Mr. Bunsby himself could hardly de
fine his position in plainer English. I
am, saj-s Grover, opposed to a second
term as something which no patriot
can m duty accept, and which the
constitution should prohibit any one
one from accepting, hut since the con
stitution doesn't prohibit it, I will
accept it as a duty. Tho press with
ghoulish glee may say I am inconsist
ent, but I am not. As a patriot I am
heart and soul opposed to a second
term and always will be, but as a Dem
ocrat I am onto it, and don't you for
get it. Cincinnati Times.
JSSf There is now a Republican club
in every town of more than two thou
sand inhabitants in ' this State. N. T.
What democracy is.
A Party Whose Record J at Black To
Day as It Was In 1861.
It is getting to be time that the
qnestion should be asked why such
men as Mr. Yoorhees arc thrust for
ward, as the chosen and mosthighly
honored representatives of a party
which pretends to be thoroughly loyaL
The history of Yoorhees is not now
made public for the first time. It was
iamiliar to loyal men when some who
are now voters were not yet born. Is
that the explanation? Are the loyal sons
of loyal fathers so ignorant of all the
past that they select this Indiana dem
agogue as their ideal statesman, not
knowing what he was? Strange that
they contrive so often to pick out men
of the sama nature. Was Mr. Turpie.
the other Senator from Indiana, ever
among the defenders of his country?
When Mr. Cleveland selects as his pat
tern Democrat, for some post of high
honor, a man whose chief merit is that
he was a virulent copperhead during
the war, is anybody surprised? For
that matter, was Mr. Cleveland him
self more zealous for the Union cause
than Mr. Yoorhees?
It is right that a party should select
its representative men for places of
trust and honor. In that way only
the country comes to know what sort
of men do best represent the party,
in its own opinion. The Southern
Democracy makes no bones about it;
first of all, tho few rebels who neve?
stooped to ask pardon are chosen for
honor, and then the Confederate offi
cers, and never the men who did not
sympathize with rebellion. The De
mocracy of the North has been illus
trating itself in the same way. It pre
tends to have been and now to be
a loyal party. It carefully picks out
for places of trust and honor the men
who were trying to make the war a
failure when Sheridan was riding down
How did these Democratic politicians
come to be copperheads? The habit
of licking the boots of Southern mas
ters accounts for something. But
they needed support then, as they
do now. Ignominious and contempt
ible, overy one of them would have
been during the war, and would have
remained to this day, if the Demo
cratic party had ever beon loyal at
heart, as it pretends to be. Its sym
pathy with rebellion was shown when
the war was in progress by putting
forward and voting for Yoorhees,
Vallaudigham and others of that
stamp. It is shown now when the
same party, having abler and better
men by far in its ranks, keeps these
ambient copperheads in places of trust,
or goes with Mr. Cleveland to search
political graveyards for them, in or
der to reward them for their genuine
and unadulterated Democracy. X. Y.
jSSf" Immigrants, beware! Louisiana
is a Stato in which free speech, free
elections and a fair count arc unknown.
K O. Pelican.
BSyTho attempt of Dan Yoorhees
to ring the chestuut bell on his own
record has not been crowned with suc
cess. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
JSSfHon. George H. Pendleton is
known in his party as "Gentleman
George." He is not the only gentle
man in the Democratic party, but tho
name of the other one has slipped our
memory. Peoria Transcript.
JKB"lf the Mississippi Democrats
would keep at the work of killing each
other off, instead of killing off negroes
who go to tho polls to vote, there
would he less outside disposition to
interfere. Chicago Journal.
JSyA cronture with the head of a
man and the bod' of a horse has been
placed on exhibition at a dime museum
in Philadelphia, and ninny of the lead
ing mugwumps are highly indignant
at the outrage. Chicago Tribune.
JSSfCloveland can hardly count upon
a Burchard or the mugwumps this
time. His only support must come
solely from the Democratic party, and
even that he will find badly decimated
by the scimitar of free trade that Mills,
of Texas, is wielding. Sacramento
JSSy-Dan Yoorhees' next attack on
Ingalls will bo made in tho safe se
clusion of a meeting of Indiana Demo
crats. In this congenial environment
lie can turn himself loose without fear
of saying any thing that will offend
the sensibilities of anybody in his
audience. Chicago Tribune.
Why He rretend to Lovo the 'Old Sol
dier Jint at Present.
After ridiculin; wounded veterans
in his pension vetoes and going fish
ing on Decoration Day, President
Cleveland made a discovery. What
he discovered was the fact that there
are not only a great many veterans
left in this country, but also a large
number of other citizens who ardently
sympatize with them, and whose inex
tinguishable debt of gratitude to them
for their sufferings for the countrj-'s
preservation makes them keenly feel
and promptly resent any slight or in
sult inflicted on them.
Mr. Cleveland has gotton these facta
through his epidermis, and as this is
Presidential year and he wants to be
re-elected, he is going to cultivate the
veterans. He has consented to review
the Decoration Day parade in Brook
lyn. He will look down from a grand
stand with patronizing air as the vet
erans march by him and leave him be
hind, as they left him behind when
they marched to the front twenty-
seven years ago. remaps ne win utter
a few sententious generalities on the
duties of patriotism. The veterans
will please not forgot that Mr. Candi
date Cleveland stands ready to assure
them of his most distinguished consid
eration this year.
Why pretend. Mr. Cleveland? No
body will be deceived by it Nobody
expects it of you. It is unreasonable
to expect a man who stayed at home
writinir herd books to feel his heart
heat faster and his blood tingle with
the fre that burned the shrines oi
treason to ashes. Not only does the
coin of hypocrisy not pass at par in
this country, but it will not pass for
any thing of value. It will come back
to you for the bad penny . that it it.
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