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rs, Henry Rob.
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AtuiiUtr- Juwpu U Kacy.
'" 0urt -'i t W. PrS:.
Tre-uurer Polar Hauler.
Recorder-loseptt K. UulX'iller.
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rit-.J. '! tMrtlas -Marts.
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T .m.uht IT ii rv KrhvftrtC
JuUm -D. R. BrtHly ad O. A. Ballard
CoiuMrfa-B. I- Hyal. aod Wm. Atvpusu
H Mila Uail toeab a to tniid story ol Gage's
Kiuek, Miu Htreet.'
isoi.r CuoCti.,rt. M . No. 50. Regular
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ft.!,!.. Inc P-.A MNo. Htatd eotn
tnaulcAiiou flrm au.l lUii i Wednesday eve
n nn in eacb moaLh. -
Odd-retlow' Hall earn uleof Main street.
between sandnitky and ;rawiora otreeie.
(iri.i Rm r KirGAMPMINT. No. W.I.O.O.P1.
meeu Mooud and foorui r'rluay evening
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ry Tuesday eveuing.
F"iKDt.ATLoDOK, No. Hi. K o P.,mi-tji erery
Unnilircniiioi In Old fellows' Hall.
riKDl.AVSAVIl08 AlfOBOfLDIRO UlABaeBO-
otATioir maeu at th coan-tiouxe on the
tttird Monday iu ea-h in nMj
THB WoaCM'a t.KlU-TI '"Ml'tKWCB
U("Kintrteal ibLtei:e Boj a.oppolte
the Joy Hu. iieiieial irycr meeimg
mrvMa.hlui.fi afisrnoon at t o'cion . Wo
men1 prayer meeting Wednesday atter-
Mf 1 oVinptc. Children's metinc first
Katnrday afternoon In eacn raouiu ai.
n'etoea. . .
JHethodiMl Bpi-eopURr. Parker P. Pope.
Pre, v tna v. R R Sutherland.
LiUAcraa Her. O. 8. Mprecher.
lgreoaXiOfalHfl. U. K. Davles.
BoavMinal Church Eev. J A- Ueuael.
United AretAreib-Kev. T. D. Ingle.
Uitww errrm-BeT. A. Konetaka. ,
Church of (Vod -JUST W. P. Bnrebard.
erma XAsr-BeT. M.Buerkie.
AC Mtchaet'l Catholic Church J B. Yonng.
City and County Directory. Findlay Business Directory.
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riHYSICIAN AND BUBQEON.
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KKSIUICNCB-O. Joith Maln Btreet.
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o'clock P. M., wben not otherwise engaged.
Will attend calls at any time In town or
country- Kye and oar aud all chronic dls-
. W. mT, M. U.
ParaiCIAH AN!) tURQEON, Ml Blnneh
ard.Uhlo, All ca.is promptly attended
Da. ABHKst I.. DAVIS,
PHTSICIAS and 8URQEr)N. Office nn
aialrs In UavU' Opera Uoum Biock.Klod
lay.Uhio. 51 Jy
VBH.TKITCH At miCKETS.
HOMCEJPATHIU PHYSICIANS and Sur
geons. Flu lay, Ohio. (Sacceshora to
DetwUer ATrltcb.) We wUl be pleased to
see any or all of the patrons of the late Dr.
Del w Her.
T. C. RALLAitD,
pHYSlCIAW AND BURGEON.
OFFICE Over Hum A II all's Boot and
ElilOKSCE South Main Street, 1st house
North of lurnliure rooms:
Will respond pioraplly to calls at all hoot,
txr n ... Aih.rijui nnirul can be cowf-
sulled at nts offlce between the hours 0F8
A. M and f p. M.
Office ott A. C. Cummin's Grocery Store,
one door Nor h of Dr. Uelwller's old offioe,
Weal Side of North Mais Street, Findlay, O.
April 14, 187s-6m
OUBVEYOB. Offlee in first block South of
CJ Court tloose Attention Riven io rei;
th. iinM rtf aih uirvni. lavine out. nartinK
off.and dividing up landsUeveling foi profiles
of roads and ditches.
MrchlO 1876 6m
A TTORNKY AT LAW.
Offloe In New Bank Building, West side ot
Main Ktreet, wo. w t jot, ja-ti.)
A TTCRNEY AND CX)DN8ELIiOK AT
A I. A V. Pindlav. Ohio. Otfloe in "Head
ua.rters' Bulldloz. Northeast of Court
House. Will attend promptly to bnsinei
ntmsted to hi care. April 26, 187s.
- - JAMES A. BOPE,
TT0BNEY AT LAW,
offloe over W. L. Davis A Go's Store, Main
street, rlndlav Ohio. April 14 "71-
A TTOBNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
A and Notary Pcbllc Will attend promptly
to all business entrasted to his e ire. Particu
lar attention given -Collections, Partitioning
of Lauds,and busine In Probate Co art.
Offioe on Main HtreeU in Bowman's Block,
nearly opposite tbe Court House. May 7.
AtTORNEY AT LAW. Office upstairs, first
Door South ol Court Ho. se; Fiudiay.O.
November 24, 1874-tf. .
O, T. DAT IS- J. W.DATBL X. Ir. DltWlIS
DAVIS, DETWILER CO.
ClfHOLSALE AND RETAIL GBOCE '8,
Y and Dealers In Flour, Provisions. Wooden-
WiLow and Stone Ware, Confectionery.
Fiulta,and a4eneralVsrieiy.Gooa at Whole
ale at Cleveland and Toledo prices. Nos. 21
tnd 2 Main Street. - -May
. 76 tf. . ...
JuM Published, ta
a Sealed Snvelope. friet
A Crwiwre the Watare.Trwstaacsit,
and RMdieal eore of Seminal Weakness, or
Bperroatorrhosa, Induced by Self-A base. In
voluntary fctnisriona. Inn potency. Nervous
Debility, and Impediment to Msoriage gen
erally; Consumption, Bpiiepsy, and Fits;
Mental and physical Incanaclty. Ac By
RUBalRTJ. CULVER WELL. M. D author
of the 'Green Book." t -Th.
vmki-aenowned author. In this ad
ninnia iMtnre.cleariv Droves from his own
zperincebat the awful consequences of
Self-Abase may beeflee-ually removed with
out nedioine. and without aanerous surgt-
' eat ope rations, bougies, lo-truienls. rings,
or cordials: polntit c. out a mode of cure at
onee certain and eOectual by which every
- sufferer, no matter what his condition may
be, may eats himself citeacly. privately and
W Thi Lecture riU prove a boom (a thou-
: tandt and thoutandt.
- Bent under seal. In a plain envelope,
My addreas. ei i joalpi of six cenu or two
Addre the Pnbltobers,
THE CDX7ER WELL" MEDICAL CO,
41 Asa L, w Tsrk, Postofflos Bor,48-
The advertiser, having been permanently
i .r.h.t a rA&rl d 1 mM Onnsumptlon.nv
- .i.t. miyiT. i Anzlona to make known
W his tellow-afrrers tbe means of cure.
.ii .KjiMit. he will seed a coov ot
prescription used, (free ol eh rge), with
dlrestioos tor preoartng and using tbe came,
!..... arlll And a MTII CGtl fOT COV-
rrrio. Asra'A, BioJrami,c Parties
. tne Brcsenpu, wm wuim wu
ttvtWf jL tf-- . -r- T"Ct
FINDLAY, OHIO, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1878.
ELIJAH P. JONES President.
CHARLES E. NILES.. Cashier
FRANK L. KARST Teller.
JACOB F. BURKET, ISAAC DAVIS,
JAMES II. WILSON. CHAS. E. NILES
and E. P. JONES.
H. H. LOUTHAS.
M. LOUTH AN & CO,
AMERICAN AND ITALLAN
American and Scotch Granite
Person needing anything In our line wilt
save money by giving us a call before pur-
Building and PtTing Stone Farnlshed
bj letting Orders with us.
Shop four doors South of Joy House, Main
: The great celebrily of our TIN TAG TO
Bil't'O ha esused many imitations
g thereof to be placed on the market, we
o therefore esution all Chewers against pur.
z. cnaninKucn lmiiaiions.
All dealers bovine or Helllnk other plug
tobacco bearing a hard or "letalie lab-1.
render themselves ,iabe to the penalty ol
the Law. and all persons vIolatiDs onr
J! trade marks are punishable by fine and
& AIlO. 14. 187a.
S Tbegenuln- LORIM.ABD TIM TAG
aTOBACt'Oean be diatinenlebed by s Tl M
is TAG on each lamp with tbe word LOB
g II.I.ARn stamped I hereon.
& Over 7 t"ntobeoosoldln I877,and
x nearly S..v persons employed In fae
H Tsx paid Gov'm't in 1877 about .
e tioo OOO, and during past 13 years, over
H SO 000,000.
These goods are sold by all Jobbers at
DR. C. HcLANE'S
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
THE countenance is pale and leaden
colored, with occasional flushes, or
a circumscribed spot on one or both
cheeks; the eyes become dull; the pu
pils dilate; an azure semicircle runs
along the lower eye-lid; the nose is ir
ritated, swells, and sometimes bleeds ;
a swelling of the upper lip ; occasional
headache, with humming or throbbing
of the ears; an unusual secretion of
saliva; slimy or furred tongue; breath
very foul, particularly in the morning;
appetite variable, sometimes voracious,
with a gnawing sensation of the stom
ach, at others, entirely gone; fleeting
pains in the stomach; occasional
nausea and vomiting; violent pains
throughout the abdomen; bowels ir
regular, at times costive ; stools slimy;
not unfrequently tinged with blood;
belly swollen and hard; urine turbid;
respiration occasionally difficult, and
accompanied by hiccough; cough
sometimes dry and convulsive ; uneasy
and disturbed sleep, with grinding of
the teeth ; temper variable, but gener
ally irritable. &c.
Whenever the above symptoms
are found to eJcis -f.
DR. C McLANE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure. '
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURT "
in any form ; it is an innocent prepara
tion, not apabk cf doing the ilightesl
injury to the most tender infant.
The genuine Dr. McLane's Ver
mifuge bears the signatures of C Mc-
Iaxe and Fleming Bros, on the
DR. C. McLANE'S
are not recommended as a remedy for all
the ills that flesh is heir to," but in affections
of the liver, and in all Bilious Complaints,
Dyspepsia and sick Headache, or diseases of
that character, they stand without a rival.
AGUE AND FEVER.
No better cathartic can be used preparatory
to, or alter taking yuinine. .
As a simple purgative they are unequMed.
BEWAKE OF IMITATIONS. '
The renuine are never sugar coated.
Each box has a red wax seal on the lid with
the impression Da. McLanf.'s Liver Pills.
tach wrapper bears the signatures o: C.
McLane and Fleming Bros.
Insist upon having the genuine Dr. C. Mo
Lane's Liver Pills, prepared by Fleming
Bros., of Pittsburgh, Ta., the market being
full of imitations of the name JJelMne,
spelled canerenuy but same pronunciation.
ottuamed lor Inventor, tn the United state
Cancuta. nd Europe, at reaueea tuum im
ourprineipnl offtee loomed in Wathingum di
nrA orro-nU the United Stale Patent Offtee
on are ajaie la all end to all Patent Buttne wCA
printer prvmptnem and deipaich and tea euet
Uum other patent attorney, who are at a dis
inmem ns WaMhutalon. and who have, there-
tote, toemptow amnrwte attorney:" W make
pretimtnem examination and mmUh opm
inmmm mnajentabtlitti free of char oe. tmd all
who are interested in new invention and Patent
are invited tend for a eony of our -thudefor
obtaining Patent' which it tentreeto any ad-
and enlatn comrttete instruction how to
nturttn Patent and other wtuabU matter. We
refer to the German-America fTationat Bank,
Washington D V ; the Roval tficeetrUm. Aor
waian. and IxmUh LegnUont ft Washington;
i l nue. late Chief Juj-ttce V 8
Ouat of Claim, to the Offlcial of t U. 8.
Patent 1Hr. wf to rvnorw una sewxn
JZwTiJ.VBAis5E CO.. 8oW
LOVE LIGHTENS LABOR.
A good wife rose from her bed one morn,
And thought, with a nervous dread.
Of the pile" of clothes to be washed, and
Than a dozen mouths to be fed.
There were meals to eet for the men in
And the ch'ldren to fix away
To school, and tbe milk to be skimmed
And all to be done that day.
It had rained in the night and all the
Was wet as wet could be;
There were puddings and pies to bake,
A lot of cake for tea.
The day was hot, and her aching hctd.
Throbbed wearily, as she said:
If maidens but knew what good wives
They would be in no haste to wed:"
Jennie, whit do you think I told Bin
Called the farmer from the well;
And a flash crept up to his bronzed brw,
And his eyes half bashfully fell.
"It was this." he said, and coming ntt.tr
lie smiled, and stooping down,
Kissed her cheek " twas this: that yon
were the best
And the dearest wife in town."
The farmer went back to the field, and
In a smiling and absent way.
Sang snatches of tender little songs
She'd not sung for many a day.
The pain in her head was gone, and the
Were as white as the foam of the sea,
Her bread was light and her butter was
And as golden as it could be.
Just think!" the children all cried in a
"Tom Wood has run off to sea! '
He wouldn't, I know, if he only had
As happy a home as we."
The night came down, and the good wife
To herself as she soltly said:
Tis so sweet to labor for those we love;
It's not strange that maids will wed."
LOVE LIGHTENS LABOR. Select Story.
NICHOLAS HARBOUR'S WORK.
So far as I can learn, only one event
ever took plaoe at Kerr's Ford. It
happened years ago, bat it is the gorip
of the village to this day ; you hear
dark allasions to it at tea parties or
the ehnrch sewing circle, as to a legend
bel:oging to the far, oat-lying regions
of iniquity; at the drug shops or about
the stove at the post-office, howevrr,
it is openly talked of, wb?n the mag
nates of tbe village are assembled, and
with illy concealed pride. New York
and Washington may bave their mur
ders and gigantic frauds; but Err'e
Ford, also, bad her mystery, her sen
sation which, with head lines, filled a
column of the county newspaper.
The whole story binges on tbe ap
pearance of a stranger. Colonel Cald
well, with the Judge, and Pbipps tbe
undertaker, claim to have first seen
this man; he was coming up tbe
street as they were sittiug in front of
Bryce's store smoking their cigars after
dinner, one October afternoon.
"I noticed tbe man," tbe Colonel is
wont to say. ''The Judge, be just bad
aeked me about my pigs. " 'Caldwell,'
he says, 'how's pork with youF and I
says, 'Pretty fair, considerin' the scar
city of chestnut mast (chestunt failed
entire that year) when I noticed this
man. Coming di rect to us, crossin
by Hobbeg's grist milL 'Here's a
tramp.' I says. Not that tramps or
strangers was any novelty in Kerr's
Ford. I'd seen three go through tbe
town that very week, oomin' up from
Coalport. It's a regular sink of ini
qolty that town. Bat I've keen
eye for character, and I seen at a
glance this man was different from at y
thing that even Coalport could Ero
de ce in the war of rascality. -Twan't
bis clothes, though tbey , might have
been his sleepin' apparel in tbe gutter:
an' 'twan't bis lean, shakiu' bands.
Lots of men in onr town is no better
off till they've driven a nail in their
coffins in tbe morniu'; and 'twan't that
his cheek was yellow and snnk tike a
corpse's neyther. Twas bis eye, sir.
says to Phipp's, 'Here's & man that
wonld eat your throat for a quarter
dollar.' I can see through human na
ture better'n most men, if I do say it"
Tbe man, just as the Colonel pro
nounced this verdiot on aim, stopped
by the oorb stone.
These seams to be some kind of
public excitement in yoar town," he
said, with a bint of amusement in his
"A church fair," said Bryce, always
civil to a poveible patron of tbe barrel
of whiskey kept on tap at the back of
the store. v7-'i
"Church far," starting at the lit!le,
very new, very Gothic stone house at
the foot of tbe hilL "Religious com
munity here. I reckon! Pays a thump
Ing salary? Good fat ground for a
young preacher to settle down in, heta r
VTea, said Bryce. Pretty fair
salary " Though oar clergyman don't
need it Be has a good income of bis
Otal A good income V tbe man
repeated with the same peculiar smile.
"A rich marl preaching tbe gospel for
a big salary. Yes."
Th Judge turned sternly on hi in.
SomethiBflr in bis voioe and manner
made the men forget bis squalid clothes
and treat him aa an eqoaL . "He
preaches tbe gospel, sir, because be
was called of the Lord to do it. Money
would be no temptation to him. He
belongs to one of tbe wealthiest faini
lies in Western New York the Har
, "Harbour !" with a sadden stride,
which broagh bis eager lean face close
to Bryce's. Nicholas Harbour P
"Yes, bis name is Nicholas. Here
he comes, by the way. Yoo'd better
come in and take something." said
Bryce uneasily. The clergyman was
tbe embodiment, in his eyes, of gen
tility aa well as godlineaw, and ho bad
! no mind to be seem by him in company
with bis new companion.-
"Clergyman, eh? Good income!"
mattered tbe fellow, watching the
slight, black coat e 3 figure as it cae
alertly op the shaded street. "No, I'll
not go in; I want nothing to driuk.
I've drank too much already."
TIk. men laughed as be slunk quickly
awav.'Koing down an alley. -I offer
ed a guess,' the Colonel used to say
when telling the circumstance, " as to
bow much liquor he had put oat of
sisht in tbe year, and I told 'em that
he'd cut any man's throat for 'leven
pence. But if I'd foreseen that he'd
have upturned Kerr's Ford as he did
took out tbe underpinnings from the
foundations, as oue might say me and
Phipps, being barg?sses, would have
made short work with him that very
Tbe young dexay man. c me up the
street with a auick. baovaot step. Th
wnd was bracing ; the tky arched
higher to-day over this bill and river
than be had ever seen it before; tbe
distance was a vivid, sunny bine. Tbe
village lay on rising ground, and
stretches of autumn woodland rich,
peaceful farms sloped down from it cn
f-very side. His oburcb was new, and
finished according to bis own tat-te,
even to tbe crimson cubbi -ns. (Tbe
Judge bad wanted dark blue.) His
congregation believed that every word
in his sermons do wed with halv Are:
even ;be carnal-minded of tbe village
men, like Bryce and Phipps, treated
him with a profound respect. Mr.
Harbour did not precisely describe his
position iu Kerr's Ford as ''good fat
ground on which to camp;" but be
certainly did think of it witn com
placency. It seemed to h'ui as a direct
recognition of bis virtuous life by
Providence; though, being a get nine
youon fellow at bottom; be did not
put this idea into words.
His father had been a noted banker
in New York: then a defaulter, then a
convict. He bad died in prw. n. Hi
elder son Jobs bad inherited tbe taint
of blood. At twenty lie was old and
exbanstel in dissapation cod vice.
Nicholas bad turned bis back ou both
father and brotber,aud wi h the money
left Liui by a g:oi Christian mother,
bad fitted himself for tbe ministry, and
taken this charge on the bills of Penn
sylvania. Nobody in Kerr's Ford knew
tbe history of his family. Wh should
they f He had washed bis bands clean
of the acconed ataiu. Now and then
be had received begging letters from
bis brother Johu, and always sent bim
money. But the gulf was like that
between Dives and Lazarus, and Mr.
Harbour bad but little doubt as to
which brother was secure for all eter
nity. There are many minor causf s to day
to contribute to his comfortable com
placency. Just below Brice's store he
met a committee of ladies from the
church fair: there were two or three
portly matrons in black alapacas and
blacker fronts; Miss Ann Hyde, thin,
watchful and aggressive as a colley
driving stupid, fat ewes; and a little
behind, a group of pert, pretty girls.
Tbey surrounded him, eager, vehement,
all talking at once. The Rev. Nicholas
listened with an anxiety which he
strove to subdue into a benign atten
tion. - It hardly suited the dignity of
his calling to be concerned about the
raffle cake, or grab bag, and yet it was
all important that the church should
have a stained rose window.
"Pierce has agreed to charge nothing
for the dishes, and what do yon thick,
Mr. Harbour, ioe cream should be a
plate! We don't want to be exorbitant,
yon know. But people ought to be
generous, considering the cause is the
"Certainly, certainly. Very good in
Pierce, I'm sure," jaculated tbe be
"And Miss Sarah Clevedon has
consented to assist." Tbe pastor's
wandering eye grew steady at this.
"Not," pursued Miss Hyde "that tbe
girl will be of any real use. The most
eccentrio,nureiiable person 1 But it will
gjvo tone to the affair to have her
name. Tbe social status of the Cleve
dons will induce many to take interest
in our efforts, who care nothing for a
well cooked supper, or even for onr
noble purpose." Miss Hyde was Cor
responding Secretary of tbe Female
Missionary Society. Her language was
noted in Kerr's Ford for its soo e and
dignity of expression.
"Wo ongbt not tn reckon on such
things. said Mr. Harbour gently.
"Toe Master, you know, is no respec
ter of persons."
And yet, as be walked on with them
to the hall where the fair was to be
held, be knew that he did reckon ol
these things. "Tbe social status of
tbe Clevedons" weighed not a little
with him, even in his feeling for Sarah.
It illuminate 1 all his thoughts of that
beautiful young person as tbe gold
back ground does tbe pictures of me
disral Madonnas. He was angry at
himself. Could be not keep even bis
love pnre and high above tbe paltry
level of c.ste considerations! Tbe
yonng man knew his own weakness.
He remembered that once in London,
when bis cab was stopped at the en
trance to a certain street belonging to a
noble Duke, because none but liveried
equipages were allowed to pass, how
be stood for an hour, looking at these
privileged conveyances and their occa
pants with a homage nearly akin to
awe. xt was absurd to pay tbe same
homage to this village aristocracy to
Sarah's family, with their ancestry of
a circuit judge, a country f quire, and
a far off signer of the Declaration
Bat with the whole population of the
country, he did it.
Miss Hyde drew bim aside when
they were within the halL For twen
ty years Miss Hyde had been manager
of village etiquette. Indispensable at
wedding, fair or f aneraL. She had
ebaoi - to speak with authority in
church matters, different from that of
pastor or deacons, bat qaite as dis
tinctly recognized by the people.
'-The Holts and Bur wells are talking
of applying for pews," she said trium
phantly. "The good cause moves."
- air. Harbour bowed. The. blood
mounted to his cheek with nleasnre.
"With th Clevedons, wa shall hava
all of the best people In Kerr's Ford,"
she continued. "It's itl right! Witb
cueh a cliarch and sack- preaching we
ought to fill our pe-w-witb a certain
alass." ' ' ' ' '
Mr. Harbour skillfully ' separated
Liinsetf from Miss Hyde, .'Her vulgar
ity and snobbishness knnoyed him
Yet be was jat as pleaded as sle t i i
the influx to the church was to be oi a
"certain clats." i
Mrs. Wiilcox next seized his arm
"See the post office, Mr.- Harbour. An
arch of evergreen, paper flowers, col
ored lanips yon understand tbe de
sign? Lillie Basset inside in white
maslii and blue wreath oh, it will be
charming! You have done so much to
elevate our aesthetic tastes and love of
tbe beautiful! I sit in the church now
on Sunday, and look up at the carved
archer and tbe stained glass and crim
son cushions, and remember tbe days
of poor, dear Mr. Stone when we wor
sbiped, over the mark t house 1 The
old gentleman was always so busy with
these wi etched miners at Coalport
that be had no t we to think of cush
ions or sarviugs. They used to crowd
in aud fill up some of the best serfs.
Dear know?, a beautiful church would
be thrown away on them!"
Mr. Harbour glanced at her sharply.
Did she intend a convert sarcasm!
Bu' no; thfat goodoa'ured face was
smiling aud placid as ever. It was
natural that she 6bould wish to fee the
best seats filled with people of position
rather than grimy coal heavers. Bat
he ? H told himself that they were
all alike; souls for whom Christ
There was a sadden movement near
the door, a hush of the clamor to de
corous silence; even Miss Hyde low
ered her student tones to a well bred
murmur; the Holts and Burwells were
coining in, and with them Sarah Cleve
don. She was an erect young girl with
brown, earnest eyes, dressed more
simply than any woman in the room.
But people rarely remembered Sarah's
dress or anythiog about her but her
eyes, the meaning of wLicb always
strangely remained with you after she
was gone. Mr. Harbour watched her
as she passed through the ro ui, de
tained by one eager group after anoth -er.
Was it possible that she did not
know that sii.ee ste was a child she
had been regarded as a princess by
these tradesmen's wives and daughters,
6imply because she was born an heir
ess) Could it be possible that she did
not see bow vulgar and ooarse grained
tbey were? She did not seem to see it.
Tbey were her friends whom fell bad
known and loved since she was a baby ;
it did not occur to her to criticise their
miuds or manners, any more than to
quarrel with tbe beeches on tbe village
streets because they were not oaks.
When she sat dowu beside little Miss
Maddox, the tailoress, there was a
deference, almost approaching humil
ity, in her manner. Truest ho Door
little deformed woman was almost a
saint, thought the clergyman.bnt what
fine instinct taught that reverence to
the girl? He never had felt it himself.
How delicate and rare she ws, this
lady of bis love! With all her cordial
sweetness,, no one could be familiar
with her. ' She would have held a
prince as fas apart from ber as she did
poor little Sam tbe cobbler.
Presently he went up and joined ber,
going from stall to stalL The effect up
on him was enrioua. Grab bag, and
postoffice slowly 6ank 10 their proper
place in the universe; even the rose-window,
for which all this mighty pother
was made, no longer apjieared to be the
end of life and human action; it was in
its place a useful thing. But its place
was, after all, a small one. Yet Sarah
had not said a word concerning grab
bag or rose window. Was it because
she was so simple a&d true that this
hurly burly appeared to him paltry and
foolish; - . ,
He left the hall, walking beside her
down through the low lying meadows.
towards Clevedon Place. He remem
bered the flurry and lever of the last
few days as a man might who had ended
a long race and found a mean tinsel
crown in his hands. If he could win
this woman he could leave all vulgar fe- j
ver lorever below him and rise to the
height on which she dwelt To see Sarah
Clevedon among these other women was
like hearing a noble song sung in the
chaffering market place. - They reached
the gate and passed nnder the great elms '
to the house, which was old, and not
without a certain statelmess of affluence
It imports a good deal in the charac
ter of a woman," said Mr. Harbour, con-1
tinuing his thoughts aloud, "to have
been born to an inheritance like this,
haunted by the legends of an honorable
familv." " : . -
Sarah looked at him with surprise
lam very fond of the old house," she
said simply, "and I believe the Cleve
dons were honest folks." . -: :
Mr. Harbour winced at this as though
he had been cut to the marrow. He had
gathered some flowers to give to her as
they walked white Stars of Bethlehem
veined with pale blue. He let them fall
suddenly. . He felt as though, his hands
were tainted. ; : ' " .
But it was impossible that she could
know. Why should she ever know? He
was not guilty because his father had
become a thief, and his brother a brute.
Why should he bear their punishment!
Sarah had neither parent nor kinsfolk to
ask troublesome questions. She was her
own mistress. If be married her, per
haps when years had passed, when their
lives and souls had grown close (together.
sitting by the fire some winter evening, ,
he would dare to teuier the shameful
story, which would 4en see-a vague
and unreal as a dream.'
To be just to the rata be loved Sarah
very sincerely, and he nearer to her
just then than ever before, and sorely
tempted. . - ' " .
Hia eyes while he reasoned were fixed
on the top""of the fcffi" they were very
fine speaking eyes. ' Sarah had no doubt
that his spirit warBw.f-ed in &
communing; he was veritable St Au
gustine in her eyes; Hie was apt to make
saints and heroes oat of every day peo
ple, but for this heroand saintsbo could
rind no halo too hrigt If he had only
fleahfly thongbtB eioagb. to think of
wnmon tn feel iheed of a xneno, s
Inater-euMenly theyea feU, directly
on her face which 1 burned and blushed
under the trnexpeeted passionate gaze.
His cMrTqtitvered, his eyes filled with
tears. She turned her head from him,
knowing that the eager, pleading look
followed ber. -
What was this? Did he love her?
"How still the woods are!" she said,
mrriedly; "I think we shall have a storm
oefore morning." v
Mr. Harbour did not know what she
said. He knew that she trembled, and
shrank back from him. Her handt large,
firm hand, by the way, was resting on the
stile. What if he should take it in his
own? Tell her .
Her hair fell loosely from her hat, one
soft curly lock almost touched him. He
took it in his fingers. Since his mother
died, he had never touched a woman's'
nair. staran turned at the movement
and their eyes met
"Miss Clevedon" dropping the hair,
and stepping back, his fingers nervously
raised to his chin ''surely you under
stand? lou know that I"
The fate at the moment clicked be
hind" him and a quick step sounded on
tbe gravel. A man, bloated with drink,
the fumes of the last glass strong about
him, stood before them.
[CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.]
XIV Congress—Third Session.
Deo. 12. Sknatb The senate bill
authorizing the Public Printer to print
papers and documents for Senators,
Representatives and delegates in Con
gress upon tbe payment of the cost
and 10 per cent, additional. Passed.
The fortfication appropriation bill
Tiie vote on Mr. Edmunds' bill In re
gard to counting the electoral vote he
taken to morrow
T;ie bill from tbe House to correct
tbe enrollment in the sundry civil ap
propriation bill of last year, ia regard
to tbe Hot 8prings Reservation in Ar
Mr. Davis, of III., presented a peti
tion of citizens of Chicago asking that
a tract of land not less than 1,000,000
onr mor than 3.000,000 acres be held
aud used for a national charity farm.
He also presented a petitition of citi
zens of Chicago asking an appropria
tion for the construction of a canal
from tbe southwest btanch of Chicago
River to tbe month of Calnmet River.
Mr. Buroslde, from tbe joint select
committee to prepare a plan for tbe
reorganisation of tbe a- my, submitted
a report, accompanied by a bill and
numerous documents bearing on the
Mr. Eustis called up the bill intro
duced by bim on the 4th "f December,
asking $5,000,000 for constructing, re
building, and repairing the levees on
tbe Mississippi River,
Mr. Paddock introduced a bill to
amend the posse oomitatus clause cf
tbe array appropriation bill ior tbe
present fiscal year, so as to provide
that it shall not apply to any part of
the army employed iu the States or
Territories subject to Indian incursions.
Tbe bill in regard to the reorganize
tion of tbe army was made the special
order foe. the 8th of January next.
Mr. Windom called up tbe House
bill making appropriations for the sop
port of West Point Military Academy,
wh:ch was amended in some particu
lars and passed.
House Mr, Wood offered a resolu
tion dirr ctiog inquiry into tb conduct
of the Cbief Supervisor of Election,
Davenport, at the last election in New
York, and its consideration was post
poned till to morrow.
A resolution was adopted, ordering
a recess from Deomber 20 to January 6.
Tbe House resumed consideration of
tbe Geneva award bill.
Mr. Banning submitted the report of
the Military Commission. Ordered
printed, and made the special order for
the 0th of January.
Mr. Baker from the Committee on
Appropriations, reported a bill repeal
ing so much of th- civil sundry bill as
appropriates $39,000 to tbe claims of
Charles P. Barke late Indian Agent
Ht r re Ageney.
Mr Sui.!iof Pa, from the Com-
tu'ttee ou Appiopriations, reported a
sub-titute for tbe pension sppropria
- Mr. Morrison introduced a bill to
repeal tbe duty on quinine.
Mr. .vans tutrodaoed a bill remov
ing the political disabilities of ex-Sena
tor James heascnt, of South Caro
Dee. 13 Sknatb Mr. Plumb in
trod need a bill to provide for tbe tern
porary increase of tbe army in an
emergency. Mr. Conkliog (by request:)
To amend tbe laws relating to pensions
This bill concerns tbe fees of attorneya
Mr. Morrill reported favorably on
tbe Senate bill to authorize duplicates
of registered bonds stolen from tbe
Manhattan St'iogs Institution of New
York City. Passed.
Mr. Beck called np tbe House bill to
repeal so much of tbe sundry aivil ap
propriatiou bill for tbe present fiscal
year aa appropriates to Charles P. Bir",
kett 132,505 as late Indian agent at
Ponca agency, and moved its reference
to Committee on Appropriations.
At tbe expiration of tbe morning
boar consideration was resumed of tbe
bill in regard to counting tbe electoral
vote.and Mr. Bayard spoke in its favor.
Mr. Eaton opposed tbe bill.
Mr. Merrimon believed thr passage
of this bill would be satisfactory to the
Mr. Garland opposed the bill upon
Mr. Tbnrmao said be would not dis
ease tbe bill at this late bonr. He
wcnld content himself by roting
against it, and be hqped a vote wonld
be taken soon.
After some further discassion be
tween Messrs, Hoar, Cockrell and Ed
munds, tbo bill was read the third
time and passed. ' - . -
Mr. Blaine moved to take op tbe
resolution submitted by bim tbo first
day of the session, in regard to citizens
being deprived cf their constitutional
rights, so it would be unfinished busi
Mr. Wadleigh objected.
Adjourned until Monday.
Dee. 13 Hocsk-A resolution look
ing to the Investigation of tbe offlcial
oonduet of J. L Davenport, United
States Supervisor of Elections at New
York, was adopted without objection
after being amended so as to make tbe
investigation extend to bis conduct on
days of registration
Mr. Shelley, from the Committee on
Railways and Canals, reported a bill
to authorize tbo Washington, Ctnein
nati & St Louis Railroad Company to
eonstraet a narrow gauge railroad from
tidewater to St. Loais and Chicago.
Bills on the Speaker's table since
last session were taken np and referred
to committers except tbe bill to repeal
tbe resumption actand the bill to ex
tend the time for eonsti acting tbe
Northern Pacific Railway.
Tbe House then wut Luto Commit
tse of the Whole. The first bill on tbe
calendar was tbe bill for reimbursing
;he College of William and Mary for
property destroyed daring tbe late war.
After discassion tbe eommitte rose
ithoat action. . Mr. Wilson of West
Virginia introduced a bill making the
'Dee: .14. Horss The Senate b:il
authorizing the Issue of duplicates of
register d bonds stolen fron the Man
hattan Saving Institution was passed.
The remainder of the day was taken
np by the it-trodnetion of various bills
aod discussion of the bill for tbe dis
tribution of tbe Geneva awaid, whieb
was pa-wed over without action, to
come np again Tuesday next
Dec. 16. . Sknatk Beck wanted a
resolution passed to oblige tbe Secre
tary of the Treasury to appear in per
son and explain why he did sot an
swer tbe resolution passed om the 3
Davis and Cglesby, of Illinois, pre
sented resolutions of tbe Manufactur
ers Association of the Northwest ask
ing tbe appointment of a Committee of
Congress to go from Chicago 10 Mexico
Jan. 4th with an excursion to establish
more direct commercial relations.
Beck offered a bill to repeal sections
of laws requiring jurors in TJ. S. Courts,
who have borne arms against tbe gov
ernment to take tbe iron clad oath.
Matthews moved to lay aside other
orders and take np. Texas Pacific Ril
road bilL Lost.. ' . ..
Tbe morning hour having expired.
T1 ' , . i - . 7
Diuiue d resoiuuon in regard to loves
tigating elections was called up. Thur
mans amendment was added, and
m llf a ... -
ion&ung auienaeu Dy euosutnting a
commute of nine instead of of the Ju
dietary Committee. The debate then
commenced upon sundry charges offer-
ea oy rjiawe to secure lull and com
plete investigation, he carrying his
points and defeating the amendments
offered by opponents. The debate
continued till adjournment
HOCSK A number of bills similar to
those already before tbe House, were
offered, in regard to coinage, legal
tender, amount of silver, sc, penalty
on banks refusing silver, &. Bill by
Mr. Gibson appropriating S3, 500,000
for tbe improvement of tbe Mississippi
and its tributaries. Resolution by
ooutnard axkiog the number of Super
visors and Deputy Marshals employed
at recent elections. By K- lley asking
statement ol balances in .national
Banks, on the lit of months to Janu
ary 1, 1879.
Chalmers moved to suspend rules
aod pass the bill making it a penal
otience ior certain parties to intermed
die in elections by contributions of
money, Sio. Failed for want of a two
House then considered District bus
iness up till adjournment.
Dec. IS. Senate The House bill
giving twenty condemned cannon to
the Custer monument at West Point
was passed. Tbe House joint resolu
tion, appropriating $50,000 for the
purpose of paying necessary expenses
inourred by the committees of the
Senate and the House investigating in
to tee cause aod - prevention of epi
d ;inio diseases was passed. The posse
oomitatus clause of tbe army appro
priation bill was amended so as to
provide hat it shall not be construed
to apply to any part of tbe army en
gaged in tbe Stages and Territories sub
ject to Insurrections. Passed. The
pension appropriation bill was passed.
House Tbe Senate amendment to
tbe adjournment resolution, extending
the recess from December 20 to Jan
uary 1, was concurred in.
A joint resolution, extending until
tbe 1st of Febuary tbe time within
which tbe Joint Committee on trans
fer of the Indian Bureau may report'
Dec. 19 Senate The House bill
to amend the act of June 20th, 1878,
and to fix the ra'e of interest on bonds
authorized by said act to be issued by
the Commissioner of tbe District of
Columbia, and for other purposes.
Tbe Vice President announced as tbe
select committee to in; aire whether
the constitutional rights of citizens
were violated in tbe recent elections,
in accordance with tbe resolution of
Mr. Blaine adopted Tuesday: Teller,
Cameron, ot Wisconsin, Kirkwood,
Mitchell, Plumb, Bayard, Wallace,
Bailey and Garland.
Mr. Mitchell asked to be excosed,ana
said in justice to himself and his eon
stituenta he could not serve on the
committee; besides be coal J not serve
on aexmet of siekness in bis family.
He was in full sympathy with tbe in
Mr. Plnmb said it was impossible to
serve on tbe committee, and asked to
Both Senators were exeased.
Tbe Vice President appointed Sena
tor Hoar in place of Senator Mitcbt.ll,
and Senator McMillan, member in
plaoe of Senator PI a nib.
Senator Teller.cbairman of the select
committee, submitted a resolution
authorizing the committee to employ
such clerks and 8 enograpera as may ba
Mr. Voorbees submitted a resolution
instructing the census committee to
inquire into tbe advisability of ioelod
big hi tbe next census the total number
of pensioners ot Indian blood in tbe Iu
dian Territory, tbe number cf mixed
bloods, number of white members of
tribes by marriage relation, amount of
property owned, the extent of agricul
ture, the number of schools in that
Territory, children attending, eto.
Tbe House joint resolution extend
ing the time for tbe joint committee
on the transfer of tbe Indian Bureau
to report was passed.
House Tbe House bill appropria
ting $150,000 for the transportation of
mails by railroads, passed.
J. G. Yonogr took the seat made va
cant by tbe death of J. J. Leonard, of
tbe PI'th Louisiana District
Tbe House went into s committee
of tbe wholdcn the Indian appropria
Mr. Throckmorton offered an amend
meot providing that no Indians living
outside of Indian Territory shall be
moved Into that Territory, unless au
aborizd by act of Congress.
After discassion Mr. Atkins moved
as a substitute for tbe amendment an
amendment limiting prohibition to the
ndians of Arisona and New Mexico.
Adopted and bill passed, j
On motion of Mr. Scales the number
of India i police was reduced to 400
privates and fifty offloera-
trade dollar a legal tend-r.
UGH! CATARRH!! STAND OFF!!!
Keep the breadth of tbe room bs
tween ns while we ask you a few ques
tions. Are you a Christian? Christi
anity teaches that "cleanliness ia next
to godliness," and certainly you can
find no Christian excuse for having
that filthy disease, wben Dr. Saga's
Catarrh Remedy it a remedy for it
even in its worst forms. Are you a
brain worker? A general Impairment
the intellectual powers (notably a
loss of memory) is an invariably so
qoenoe of catarrh. Dr. Snge'a Catarrh
Remedy is the only reliable remedy for
this disease. It is no "dry up" (ex
pelling tbe disease from tbe nasal paa
sages only to send it to tbo lungs,) nor
unpleasant and unwholesome "fnmi
gator." It ia simple, safe, and sure.
re you married Beside being most
disagreeably offensive to your "better
hair," do yon not know that the disease
liable to be entailed upon your chil
dren, in tbe same or some other form?
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy baa cured
thousands of eases that bad been pro
nounced incurable. Are you no mar
ried? Be assured you will remain so,
while you bave that loathful disease
for eupid will sinU it afar off. Dr
Saga's Catarrh Remedy has cored ease,
of catarrh of many years' stAnding.
OUR EUROPEAN LETTER
[From our Regular Correspondent.]
December, 2, '78.
To one who has been absent from this
city for some years the general impres
sion upon revisiting it ia of a strangely
mixed character. Tbe exaggerated in
flation that followed the Franco German
war has been succeeded by so total and
unlooked for a collapse in social, politi
cal, and financial matters,by such mental
and moral aberrations, which the Ger
man in his overweening; self esteem
deemed matters of the past, that he now
stands bewildered before the flaws in
his social fabric. Gloom pervades the
city, a subdued awe, a feeling of incerti
tude, that strikes the observer at once.
Everyone appears afraid of what may
yet be in store. The hopes that ran so
high are damped to extinction. There
is depression everywhere. It haa been
t.b aMshiotk -of iAt, akixl w iih some justice
to complain of the state of social affairs
at home; but it is not till one comes here
and talks with intelligent Germans that
one becomes aware how much we have
cause to be resigned to our own de
pressed state.Beyond all doubt, the
disease called Social Democracy is eating
into the very vitals of the German Gov
ernment as at present constituted; and
the more intelligent minds are well
aware that it is idle to hope that such an
evil can be abolished by Act of Parlia
ment But even these intelligent minds
approve of the measure; even with them
"coercion" ia the watchword they hold
with Matthew Arnold's of "Force till
right ia ready." It seems impossible to
make a German of wbate7er shade of
political opinion (except obviously the
Social Democrats) understand that it is
possible that anarchy cannot be removed
by despotism. The Germans worship
with a blind devotion a store of force
called the State, which they regard as all
powerful; and they seem to believe it
able to revolutionize a country in the
turn of a hand. They run to the State
with every grievance, great and smalL
To argue with them on this point is use-
The faith has been imbibed with
their earliest ideas, has been drilled into
them at school and in camp. It is quite
a characteristic of the nation, this unsha
ken confidence, this unmeasured belief
in officialism, notwithstanding the' fact
that the power they invoke has again
and again showed itself incompetent to
deal with the circumstances they de
plore. , ,
In a nation so intrinsically healthy as
the German, the present state of things
must be regarded as transient 'for the
time being, however, it presents a serious
spectacle. One point ia especially to be
regretted: those influences which should
lead the masses into purer channels ap
peal, on the contrary, to their materialist
and sensuous side. I refer to the theatre
and to the press. The theatres produce
every new French play as soon as it ap
pears-not adapted, but literally, transla-
allow itself fnmendoez, into the homely
German, in which a spade is very much
a spade. The demi monde spirit has in
vaded the domcin of literature.. A' de
plorable want pf dignity, a love of scan
dal and impropriety, are creeping into
the press. At no time has the journalistic
standard cf Germany been high; she al
ways lacked newspapers of leading im
portance and standing; the reason being
perhaps, that the Germans are not news
lovers like ourselves, and that no person
dreams of taking more than one newspa
per, and he often shares that with a
teihbor, content to read bis news, such
as it is, some hours old But low as the
standard was, it was at least a pure and
moral one; and this is unhappily no
longer the case. The very papers that
rail against the organs of the Social
Democrats furnish their readers with
poison more insiduoua and as deadly.
Indeed, the literature of the Social Dem
ocratic press is more noisy than corrupt
ing. The arguments employed are in
most cases so shallow, the data no incor
rect, that if they had not gained notori
ety owing to persecution and suppression
they would probably, in the majority of
ca9es, soon have died a natural death. If
however, at this moment a paper of this
nature can hardly he obtained through
legitimate channels, the r secret circu
lation is likely to prove the more exten
sive and formidable. New papers start
into being under the mildest ot names,
which within a few days are confiscated
as Socialist Nevertheless, the leaders are
very clearly resolved not to be quietly
suppressed. Time alone can solve the
question what will result from all this
ferment Meanwhile, it is sad to SCO
great people so lost in false patriotism,
culpable indifference, hatred and discon
Duelling is becoming a contemptible
institution in France, and childish in
the extreme, the principal object cf the
seconds and combatants being to take
special care that nobody is hurt A duel
with swords was fought on the Belgian
frontier on Tuesday, between M Taine,
nephew of the Academician, and Baron
d' Herpent After eight passes without
result, the seconds declared honor saua
tied. On Wednesday afternoon a duel
with pistols at thirty paces, came eff at
PlessU Piquet between M Ernest Dre
one, a Bonaparhst Deputy, and M Gilbert
Martin, a caricaturest and editor of the
Dtsn Quichotitr. of Bordeaux. One shot
only was exchanged, which resulted in
no harm to either combatant
Count Potocki died on Tuesday at bis
splendid mansion in the Avenue Fried-
land, aged sixty four, tie was very
wealthy, and it is recounted that he got
himself naturalized in England in order
to disinherit his son, with whom he was
however, always on good terms; but sub
sequently be made a will in bis son's fa
vor. He was the husband of the Count
ess Delphine Potccki, who to soothe the
dying hours of Chopin played his melo
dies by hia bedside.
Some weeks ago a painful sensation
was made in the nineteenth arrondiase
ment by the arrest of M Finet a respec
table wine merchant, very influential in
his quarter, and who took a prominent
part in organizing a reception to M de
Marcene, the Minister cf the Interior,
on the heights of Belleville. It was
found out that 31 Finet, unknown to
himself had been sentenced to transpor
tation for Dfe as a member of the Paris
Commune. On Tuesday he appeared
before the court martial to purge his
contempt He denied that be ever in
any manner recognized the Commune.
He did after March 2d, continue to wear
his National Guard's uniform, but it was
only the better to protect old men, wo
men, and children. Among the winea
es in his favor was M Allen Targe, Dtp-
my, one of the mayors of Paris in 13 71
who said 21 Fine t had done much to
pacify ihe arrondissement The Judge
Auvts-ate feebly attempted to obUIa a
cvn tion. He adini ttcd tha S 31 Fiuet
was no; a dangerou8 man but gjjegga"'
he had from an unwholesome m
biiion presided over a fucetion
on.Marrh2Dth. The Court
WASHINGTON LETTER. [From our Special Correspondent.]
WASHINGTON LETTER. [From our Special Correspondent.] WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 16, 1878.
..Th proSpiaIg;rpert3 in foresting :
the probable action of Congress decide
I that Senator Edmund's bill to amend
and improve our presenf method of
Presidential elections and which passed
the Senate on Friday haVKuTe or no
chance of successfully runniug ."the
gauntlet of pretended Democratic sus
picion in the Lower House. Its almost
absolute certainty of defeat before that
body detracts from the. general interest
whic would otherwise be felt in lt "
details. Our fiarrdwescape from the
perils of a disputed Presidential succes
sion which were only avoided finally by
resorting to an V exira-consfltufional .
compromise after months of diiquieting
and mischievous agitation, amply dem
onstrated the necessity for such legisla-
Uon as would insure us 'against the'
chances of their recurrence from a aim-;
ilar cause. All other considerations aside
the relative strength of parties in this
Congress makes the - present session
peculiarly auspicious for .securing the
fefeaogea- demanded -with - tittlg chance '
for either or any party to secure undue
advantages by the proposed amend-
ments. But this is precisely the reason.
probably, that wCl indace the House
majority to withhold its approval from
the Edmund's bill, hoping after the con
trol of both branches falls to them to be
able to so shape the needed legislation
a3 to secure decided benefits to Bour
bonism. Tbe reason assigned for oppo
sition is certainly not very complimen
tary to the wealth of intellectual endow
ment of their leading lawyers who have
microscopically scrutinized every pro
vision of the bill. It ia to the effect that
while they found nothing wrong or par
tisan in it, Edmunds is so profoundly
astute in its manceuvers that tbev fear
to favor his plan lest they walk into a
trap. This pretence will likely excuse
them with a not very exciting constitu
ency for failure to meet one of the most
imperative needs, of the session, and
hence answers aa well as another
It teems tha impression of those con
versant with the features of the bill re
cently passed by the House to prevent
the discriminations and exactions of
railroads; that the range was too high
and that consequently those favoring its
passago overshot the mark. Many of its
provisions are undoubtedly crude and .
immature. It would be strange if they .
are not found so, when it is remembered
that the demand was almost universal
the West for restrictive lezisladon
against rrilroads whose oppressions had
driven, die producers of that section to
revolt; and the member first in the field
with a "measure likely to gratify thi
feeling of exasperation on the part of the
mass of voters Btood a good chance to
become the he roof the hour. But what
ever the practical effect the vote has its
encouraging features.. It will tend to
discredit the allegations of the owr.er-
ip of Congress by rich railroad corp
orations, and shows that when public
sentiment is sufficiently decided Con- -
grew cat bo-sonod- mto-aar assertion f-
its constitutional powers in the premise.
The report of the Committee for Army
reorganization is, next to Blaine's speech
which holds the leading place, the most
general topic of discussion here. . Tone
of comment differs widely of course, and
the consternation among the Washing
ton staff, which is fearfully slaughtered
by the report, is general Some of its
propositions are extraordinary, as, for
instance,that which proposes, practically,
to abolish the Secretary of War. What
ever the opinion as to specific methods
advised in dealing with existing abuses,
very few will disapprove the lapping of)
of some of the snobs, young and old,who
largely make up the Washington staff.
Some of them know as much of actual
military service as a cow does of a
musket They are the favorites of society
because of their position, and affect an
exclusiveness that is as offensive as their
boasts of "blood" ridiculous. They cost
the tax-payers of this country thousands
of dollars annually, and are of use chiefly
as ornaments to the service and to lead
the German and to "do" the other lead
ing parts in the dissipated, heartless,
snobbish circles of shoddy aristocracy
that gather here during Congressional
sessions, and put to utter shame our pro
fessions of Republicanism.
The well known fact that the men
who shaped the Republican campaign
last fall studiously avoided all issues
growing out of the war and reconstruc
don, were silent as to "concilation and
fore bore' to denounce the men who had
repudiated all their pledges, aa they de
served to be, gives the lie to the Demo
cratic allegations that Mr Blaine and his
political associates in Congress are 8'riv
ing to relight the fires of sectional hate.
Tbe crimes against humanity an-) the
frauds that finally induced Mr Hayes to
move; all occured daring last fall's cam
paign. It was an issue forced upon the
Republicans in Congress by Democratic
diabolism, and they could not shirk
tbe responsibilities without a show of
cowardice and recreancy that wooltlnd
ought to have been, fatal to their da tin
gnit-hed position as the exponents of
Republicanism and equality befom tbe
law. Democracy will only bave itself to
thank for the barbaric light in whicl the
invt Btigation authorized will make it
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It is worth considering seriously wheth
er the huh may not be introduced into '
mr criminal system with advantage f"r
punishment of brutal offenses, esprrie
a'ly against women, and for the rtpf
ion of yonng desperadoes of the una -novel
type, says the World. novel
do not represent their piratical boy-bcr--
and young highwayman cowung to tnc
whipping-post Tbey end as a rule m
battle apunst overwhelming numbers, on
the scaffold or in the dungeon of some ro
mantic castle. There Msometoggraml
gloomy and ,tili about ; the clank o
tetters, and to perish on the scaffold, ii
the eves of many criminals, confers a po-,-
tive social distinction. But there is notli-
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rod or a cat, and England has retunutl
late years to the duetrine of Delawnr.-.
that tbe whippiDrP08 fa Iwl'- ' ,
nrcmhy lactic against those pests and p. r-
is rf th weak &ad tne tmpiwected, '
jtrvenile rsflaaand thatramp: . ? ,