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EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1871.
J WHOLE NUMBER 222.
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What is Love?
BY GEORGE ARNOLD.
Darling. I am lonely when thou art not near me,
Lonely, with eren the dearest beside :
Voices whose tones used to gladden and cheer
ir-.,",,... , ; .
Seem to have all their old magic denied. , .
5rM resae each dear one is dearer, . . .!
Music is sweeter and starlight is clearer.
'u Friendship and truth appear truer, einoerer, '
i .n.Oh, surely 'tis this that ther tell as is Lovo,
s ! - . . w - -
xrTAbssmt. thine image floats ever before me,
- P reseat A only can feel that thou art, .
.In the vague sense of delight that steals o'er me.
'Wildering my brain and oppressing mi heart.
There is nothing like thee where beauty assem
bles, , .. ... ..... -
There is nothing my dreaming about thee resem
bles. 1 .,--ty-r -
Save some pale star in the far sky that trembles ;
iOh. surely 'tis this that they tell us is love.
BELLE ALDEN'S TRAVELING BAG.
train bound "for "St. Louis had just
lefMhe depot of,Bellefbntaine, when a
' ' gentleman entered the smoking car and
iv!! laid his hand upon the- shoulder of his
traveling corAPajoion, tall, handsome
man pf thirty who sat musingly blow
ing rings of smoke into the air.
twMarcyj'said the--new comer, "if
ijjou'Waht . to' see at, once the sweetest
m-and" saddest sight you ever' beheld, go
into the lasij car bnt one on the train.
There's ..an emigrant German woman
with foarf -children, and during the
, J afternoon; the youngest baby, has
T .p "died. The mother and the other chil-
dren are inconsolable.'1 -
: i VJ i can insalfir8taQdr' interrupted the
-I smoker, " the Badness of such a scene,
Tbut where is the sweetness" you spoke
'B1"am' comins to that. The whole
party have been taken in -charge by a
tVayofn&' y-' Such 7 a beauty 1 She
.dred the mother's tears and wiped the
children's noses. "-She's a divinity ! She
only needs a few feathers on her shoul-
' der-blades to make a full-fledged angel
Psof .-her." IX I was not 'a married man I
bS woud Jieyer Jeave her till. I had made
ji t'Jdxat-Angelicft Townaend of her."
fcThaVs 'a speech -which I shall faith-
fully xeporfc, toMrs, Agnes Townsend,"
said the crentleman mdareseed as Marcv.
Jfrlfflng. I phU go back-and feast my
eyeav-oa this beautiful a' Sister of Chari-
Jty, and, '"hf'added, taking hi travel
t,,in eatchel and" .shawl from: the rack.
4a-we stop at the 'next--station, which
WMVfuevn. tenminutei, I may as well
take my traps with meAndJoin you on
So Saying, Richard Marcy threw his
shawl over his shoulder and sauntered
leisurely away through the long train,'
i rushing blindly and tsalmly-to his fate.
..For, as he entered the last car but one,
he became a witness and an actor in a
1' scene' that influenced his whole future
, lifo,-.--' ........ -
iTt' The . poor grief-stricken German, of
. whom his. companion, Dr. Townsend,
" -lao- spoken,-with the dead infant in her
lutnns, sat silently weeping over the little
dead face. "
" The three sturdy children grouped in
childish sorrow about their little dead
brother was, indeed, a touching specta
. t ele; - But standing beside them was the
'. .liivinity; of Jh-.'Townsend's admiration,
.v and' "she who was most certainly to
ki wBbare ends-with the unhappy Rich-
itrdc-v"' ,, :
w:.,6he-a- tall, slender girl of eigh-
rjeen;"with ' magnificent' eyes and Lair.
nrJLs he entered the car she was speaking,
:lovely faoeilushed, and the: small rosy
wlTLiJnidnth disclosing a beautiful set of teeth,
tsritacned rbewitehingly . toward . the tall
rmget,t thedoor.'"T.-;jf'. '
" Ladies and gen. tle'men,' said . the
sweet voided "this 'p6o!("woman, friend
lessspeakixig no. English, with four lit
tle children, was expecting to find work
wVfn "St.rLouis J5 snpporf them;, If every
t ,.tiAing ihad gone well with-her, it would
"4'i!2barerbiv -hsj,"V,,iwtta.lir little
jail'babyuailorrpvvSag 'Aaartl she is
-rimnip-triiimn wiagbjeot gf-yharity ;
and I propbse'TSiat-srcfli aSTe& willing
will contributa their mite toward s littie
3 jurse for her, inunediate, wants and the
'burial" of her poor' 'baby !T And," she
':",lwJded:wfth' bewrtohing'sfnlle,1' if any
n igcHuvuutu 4ui.jtnu me -a om,; i wiu go
l (UinH slr mv nnnllMrinnll
IxC&n . instant thegaljant Richard
pulled his travaiiag cap from his blonde
w"cnrU and '6ffered it to the angel of
mercy, wU-accepted it with a smile,
Jthis time all Jxis pwn, . and commenced
gathering' the4 readily'forthcoming dol
er.ht her -genero "graceful appeal
s'ijibrlft9m the.pvpMffjjpC all in the
m oaVf ;S ain . "
I'V-Kichard wtchedfchfelender figure in
'isTgraygatLar IhejBiojiey jmdjooking at
the pl!oid cap in wbitef jeweled fingers,
' 'he bethought tlm of his donation, and
stepping to the seat the beauty had just
rt Occupied, he laid his satchel and shawl
' upon a family of its kind,' belonging to
jite'fagel "ii'gray, and took., from his
j.-ipocket a tea dollar bill, which he placed
lnthe little hand that returned him his
..cap Fur ther damage the poor fellow
TeoeiTed,- hD rsmile- and warmly
' 'jJ-WQd thanks far his contribution were
ir i dealt from the beautiful mouth..
ickwf in the midst of an elaborate
.-repiy, wnett,n cars stopped.., He lin-
'gered yet anVth mot
iiratchel And shawt With '
moment,' seized his
his eyes on the
Ktace of. htB cliarmer, and then, even as
the cars were-again in motion, he be
thought himself .of the doctor, and hur
riedly left the cVr and joined his friend
v on th e platform1. w
began ta beliewyea?d oonolndeid to go
and bury the dead baby ,"a,nd "make the
protecting -beauty Mrs. Angelica Marcy.
a Jownsnd,". returned, .his friend,
don't ase lang speaking of the
nobbver'eatur e fle' 'looked J after the
wain just disappear
cleave. 1 iniSht
train, just disappearing in the distance.
' lie ooauouea, i a
-How stupid I was to
TnicrVif. Vova lAa.rTsAi1 . hm
na4 - ,residenoe. - And- now"
owtt:iatt?robabuity,r Croke in
the doctor "you'll never meet her in
ti 7ale of tea"- But you'll know her
hae, yon behave yourself well
enough to get there, by her wines
' "she'll have theiggest of thent-all, see!
Jng they've commenced to sprout on
earth." ' 4"" ' n
And -husrallying-, his thoroughly
iuwu inena, tne two made their
r, , way ,.tOo-the house of an acquaintance,
with whom they were to remain that
night, nd go on next day to their des
tination St. Louis.
?J 'After. the first salutation" our hero
-went to his room to remove some of the
evidences of his long, xide from New
York. He had removed his coat, vest
' and collar, he had splashed and soaped
and washed, until his damp curls hung
close to hiB shapely head, when he made
a startling discovery. -
Flushed and breathless, he rushed
into the next room upon his friend. .
" Townsend,'!; cried he, ' what upon
earth do you suppose T I've got the
wrong bag f I've changed baggage with
the angel of mercy ! Look at the slip
per; see that - thimble ; contemplate
thatglove!" : -. -. -. - . -
"It's evident you've, got, the lady's
satchel. , And . what -, was -there in
yours?" ' . r .t tr!;
" Don't bring up that dreadful idea,"
said Dick., " Cigars and a hair brush, a
pack of cards, pocket flask and a tooth
brush everything disreputable. : If I
am .judged by that bag, I'm a lost man."
"And this I ,tookt for a clean shirt,"
and Dick held up a ' frilled and. fluted
sack, such as do duty for more exten
sive, night dresses with "ladies when
travelings I'd4. like to see Augusta
when she opens my satohel.". ' '
'And Dick fell to musing, with the
slipper perched on two fingers," and the
frilled white lace spread out tenderly
on his knees.
v .... !"- " "
In the upper part of a handsome
mansion in St. Louis, on the evening
of the day our heroine first made the
reader's acquaintance, beautiful Belle
Alden, the petted and only daughter
of the house, sat contemplating the va
rious articles her confidential maid was
disposing upon the table articles taken
from no less-a receptacle than Disk
Marcy's traveling bag.
'' The cigars and cigar case lay side by
side, and a highly scented.. party they
were. - . 1 : . "
What's in the little silver flask,
Rosa, said the fair mistress. ' . , ,
: " Brandy, ma'am," replied the maid.
" " He can't be very dissipated to travel
with such a little bottle. That's in case
of sickness," returned Belle. -
- " It's ray belief," said Rosa, who was
a shrewd girl, " that the gentleman was
a mighty, nice one, else you'd not so
readily excuse the cards and the bottle."
" For shame, Rosa..: All gentlemen
play euchre traveling, and even clergy
men take, a little brandy in case of sick
ness," answered Belle. " And this man
was a gentleman, and a liberal one, too,
for he gave the poor emigrant ' woman
ten dollars. What's that, Rosa T"
For at that. moment Rosa held be
tween her fingers a letter.
Whether it was wrong to read a stran
ger's letter vexed Belle for a moment,
as her eye glanced at the superscription
and handwriting.- , .
" Why, of all things 1" exclaimed the
delighted girl, seizing the letter. "iWhy,
Rosa, -this is Jenny Marcy's writing, and
addressed to Richard Marcy her only
darling brother1 who was in: Europe
when we two graduated at Madam Hit
ter's in Brooklyn." ' ; . ' : "
Belle read rapidly till she reached
the middle of the letter, when she burst
into a merry laugh."1 - ' ;
" Hear this, Rosa, 'J she said, and she
read from the letter v . -. , n, :
' u Above all 'things, Dick, dear, don't
fail,' while in 8t. Louis,-to see my best
friend and schoolmate, Belle Alden. I
know you will fall in love with her ; for,
besides being the best girl in the world,
she's a beauty and an heiress, and fath
er's choice, above all others, for his son's
wife. He used to talk it over at home,
and hoped Belle would not marry be
fore you came from Europe. . . She is full
as anxious to know you, and wears your
hair and mine in a locket father gave
her last year. ; Give her lots of. love,
and beg her to overlook your many im
perfections, for the sake , of her '-old
school-fellow, Jenny I". ; "' ! . r J
- '-"..Then this gentleman is, of course,
Miss Jenny's brother," said Rosa j "and
what will, she fiay.. when she hears of
your having met in a romantic way T"
f'J 1, don't intend to tell her of it till I
go to New York' this .fall," said Belle.
" Perhaps her'Jjrother will call."
But j in- 4his .supposition Belle jvas
wrong. w.The" month ' passed, and "she '
saw no more of the golden-headed Rich
ard." ," .. ..: . ;
And she carefully separated the yel-;
low lock in the little keepsake from the
dark tress of Jenny's, and put it back
into its place alone, while another
locket held ; a . piece of Jenny's And
somehow Belle looked very,-very! often
at the wee golden curl,""and she iieve
did so bat - the rest of the handsome
head sprang up beside the locket, fend
she would sit and contemplate the 'pic
ture her fancy had wrought for her; li
tie dreaming of the interest she; was al
lowing to grow in her bosom for Jenny's
brother:1'- s o i.;--:ai j 5.3"
In the fall, Belle and her father went
to New York, and the first day after her
arrival found her' sitting with her old
friend, who, after the evasive meeting,
sat down to empty her soul. . . , ;
1 ' "I am so glad you are here this
month," Jenny said, "because I'm to be
married in October, and I have always
been crazy to have you for a bridesmaid,
and Dick is to be Harry's bes$ man."
A Ttiitnirlr hiu fallen honelestslv. madlv
lu love, .-- , .-v. U
Belle turned .pale. , A i
- " Yes, I ; was dreadfully provoked
when he .passed . through. St. Louis, and
never went near your But he! went
wild over some lady he met on? that fa
tal trip. . . . . i '
He will talk to me by hours of An
gelica. And when I have , spoken of
you, he has been positively rude, and
asked me to have done bothering him
about my freckled school friends you
know your picture shows freckles ; but
bless me, you haven't any now. And
your picture don't look any more like
you than it does me, not a bit."
" But tell me," asked Belle, " is your
brother engaged to this lady t"
" Engaged ! Why, dear heart, he
don't know her name. He just found
some of her . old clothes - somewhere.
He's got her old slippers under ,, a glass
case ; he's got her gloves under another;
he's got her night-gown done up in lav
ender j he's got her gold thimble hung
on his watch chain, anctl do believe he's
got a haif brush and jiair-pin next to
his "heart I Oh, it's -folly to . interfere !
He's beyond all hope ! ; l did think the
excitement of my weSlding" would wean
1 lnt ifc' but not bit of il' He
looked at my new things as calmly as
an oyster, and only said it is not kind
of me to repeat it, though," broke off
Jenny. . -
"What was it he said?" inquired
Belle, laughing heartily. " Don't fear
for my feelings.'' '
" Why," he said, " I'll stand up
with your friend, Belle, and see you
safely married ; and then I'm off to
winter in Paris. I'm done with love
on my own account. It's positively
And so Belle thought, as she looked
at her old slipper and glove lying be
neath a globe on either side of the faith
ful Richard's mantle. , .
" And,", said . Belle, " since he desires
only to meet me on the morning of the
wedding, so it shall be. 1 will be in
troduced only as we are leaving the
house, and he can do as he pleases
about, continuing the acquaintance af
terward,'' ' 4 ; ! ' n f
Belle waff' radiant; with1 happiness when
she returned to her father, and delight
ed his fond heart with the change, for
she had been Very quiet of late.
Jenny and Belle shopped and talked
and visited together for the next few
days, and when the eventful morning
arrived, and amid a bevy of beautiful
girls, Belle shone like a queen, the
bride was eclipsed, and delightfully ac
"Oh, Belle!" she said, " I long to
have old stoical Dick see you. Hark 1
there's his foot step. Come into the
next room and be introduced. Don't
wait until the carriages come ; it is an
hour yet." '
And Belle, with a beating heart, swept
through the door and stood even as
Dick first saw her, only in the place of
the "gray traveling dresea magnificent
white satin -fell" rn-rieh folds about her,
and upon her' lovely white throat lay
the turquoise 1 locket that held- Dick's
golden curl. Upon the beautiful head,
crowned by its chestnut hair, a coronal
of pearls added to that grace and beauty
of an image that, shrined in Dick's
heart, was already an angel. : - -
Belle did not look up, but she felt
the presence, as Richard Marcy came
up and was introduced to little J en
ny's old school-mate. . . Then, as he
held , out his -hand, she - raised . her
eyes, and laid her tiny hand in his, and
said: , . ; ;;-.;-.. . . :
: " I think we had better' rectify that
mistake about the traveling bags, Mr.
Marcy 1" , j'.. U .5 ;
" Good heavens, : Jenny 1"; said Dick
Marcy. : -" Why didn't you tell me that
your friend Belle was my angel of mer
cy ?" -. . V -r! : ;
" Because I didn't know it until last
night, and then Belle made me promise
not to tell. And, besides, you didn't
want to meet the freckled School girl
until it was positively necessary," re
turned Jenny, mischievously.
It would be hard to say which of the
four that made Jenny's bridal party was
the happiest that day. - '
Dick did not go to Paris that winter.
He found that St. Louis contained more
attractions than any foreign city. :
: But the next fall will see-Dick and
Belle on . their wedding tour, and he
vows he will have the two romantic
traveling bags brushed up for the occa
sion. Dr. Townsend, who is to be along,
says he knew the minute he saw the
girl she would one day be Angelica, as
he " felt it in the air."
The Petrified Forest of California.
From the Alta California.
The "petrified forest" discovered near
Calistoga last June, or then first made
known to the general public, is one of
the wonders of the State. The name
adopted by common usage conveys an
erroneous, impression, for . there is no
forest nor any petrified tree in a stand
ing position. There are parts of a dozen
petrified trees lying down and scattered
over an area about three hundred yards
square! The largest is five feet in diam
eter and about fifteen feet long, with
nothing to indicate what became of the
remainder" of the tree. In no case have
any ' petrified' leaves or branches been
found, nor rnorethan twenty feet of the
trunk of any one tree.- The diameters
of the trunks vary from one foot to five
feet, the majority being over " two; feet.
The petrification is-complete. All the
woody fiber has disappeared, and has
been replaced by a grayish crystalliza
tion -that seems to consist mainly of
carbonate ef lime. .The-grain of the
woocHs distinctly -preserved in appear
ance, and) aleo, in -ih firmness- .of crys
tallization,' for the petrifactions i split
readily with-' the-grain, so 'that there is
no onmculxy in getting long and straight
splinters. The ground near the trunk
is covered with '.large and smaH splin
ters, which a person ignorant ;of the
vicinity of petrifactions would ot sus
pect at first sight to be of "any material
but ordinary - wood discolored by the
weather.' Knot holes and fractures are
found in, the stone, ; and . occasionally
holes lined with transparent- crystals of
carbonate of lime. . ? $
of the most singular features of
this 1 forest" is that every stone trunk
is broken across ti ansversely, and at
every break the end is notT so smooth as
if sawn, but more smooth than a trunk
broken in its vegetable condition could
be. The , wood had certainly ' turned
into stone", or "been replaced by stone
before the trunk broke. But the pieces
are usually ehortnot more than two
or -three rfeet; longj and the stone is
strong, and a piece-., twelve or fifteen
feet long supported at the ends would
probably not break by its own weight.
We do not know that 'any person has
broken these trunks by design, and we
have no way of explaining the fractures
except by supposing that the trunks
were petrified while, upright, -and were
afterward broken by falling.
"-"Major Snyder informs us ' that while
he was Superintendent of the Buena
Vista Vinicultural Company, a piece of
petrified tree,.: about sixteen inches
through and two feet long, with square
ends, was found above the wine cellar,
which is cut into tufa ; and on the adja
cent vineyard of Mr, Gundlach a similar-,
piece was found. From the.,-Buena
Vista tract to the petrified forest the
distance, in a direct line, is probably
twenty-five miles, so the petrifaction of
large trees and the peculiar fracture are
not confined to a small space. - ; .
v The tree was probably redwood. The
stone splits better than the common
white oak, and the grain is", closer than
some fir which we have looked at ; and
the trees are too large for any other
genus growing in the neighborhood save
the seauoia. - In the largest tree we
counted ten rings or annual layers of
wood . within ' an inch near the heart,
and twenty-eight rings near the out
side! The" rings grow thinner as the
diameter of the tree increases. Several
weeks ago we copied an account - of the
finding of two lizards in these petrified
trees, the idea being conveyed that the
lizards had been surrounded by solid
stone ever since the petrifaction oc
curred. -We are satisfied that there is
no good foundation for such an idea ;
and that the lizards had crawled into
cracks of these' petrified trees within a
few months, just as they do into the
crevices of any rock that gives them a
convenient shelter. Instead of having
lived for a hundred thousand years,
these little reptiles had probably not
celebrated more than one anniversary
of their birthday. The Petrified Forest
is an important fact, and the, world will
probably hear much of it from learned
men. It is within two hundred yards
of the Calistoga and Santa Rosa stage
road, and tourists leaving here in the
morning can see all there is of it and be
back here by noon the next day.
WHAT WE DID AT QUICKJOCK.
Interesting Sketch of Life in Lapland.
In the last number of Ciambers' Jour
nal there is a sketch of travel in Lap
land worth reading. The writer, speak
ing of a little inland town, says :
" Quickjook wore its gayest aspect.
The Capps had come' hither from all
parts to attend the service in the little
church.. St. John's Day .is, their great
festival, on which they commemorate
the arrival of summer. The pastor had
at least 20 mouths to supply with food,
and every morning two boata set:- ff
with their nets to the lake for the day's
supply. .They would return about 11 a.
m., with a large quantity of fish, but it
was never tob' large for the 'consumers,
who would each of them eat six pounds
as easily as one pound if set before them.
Nothing was ever left for the moi row.
They subsist entirely on fish, milk and
bread. The harmless- J little people
pleased the travelers immensely. 'There
was a nice little couple,' says Captain
Hutchinson, ' we took a great fancy to,
and . after much consultation,' decided
to 1 our, satisfaction" which was the
boy and which the girl. As both men
and womem haye long hair,1 and
neither whiskers nor beard, 1 and
dress alike in high blue cloth billycock
hats, and reindeer skin coats and leg
ings, it Is almost impossible to disting
uish them. We asked them how old
they were, and whether they belonged
to the school. The laugh was greatly
against us when we found the gentle
man to be 26 and the lady, his wife, 24
instead of 14 and 12, as we had settle 1
them to be.' In this lovely living Lil
liput potatoes are the size of walnuts,
lamb steaks as big as larks, and a calf
about the dimensions of a large cat.
No doctor is within a hundred miles, for
the Lapps are never ill until just before
they die ; and the one doctor even at
Lulea is in despair t the want of pa
tients. The effects of climate are very
curious to watch.- The summer had set
in arfd everything seemed to- be grow
ing by steam ; though Quickjock lies at
such an altitude that an hour's walk up
any of the mountains around would
bring one to perpetual snow. , With the
warmth come the mosquitoes, which are
as troublesome to the natives - as to
visitors, and are prepared against by
covering the tops of the chimneys with
sods of earth, and kept out by never
opening the windows at all, and the
doors only for the indispensable amount
of ingress and egress. : , . !
"On Sunday morning the travelers
had a grand opportunity for seeing the
whole of the little settlement dressed in
their best. The Lapps were in their ,
'go-to-meeting' skins and numerous
beads and jewels. The Swedes were in
black" cloth dress suits. ' Even the
children wear swallow-tailed coats and
trousers y and a more comical looking
little, creature could not be imagined
than a tiny boy of four years old whom
we saw airing himself with his back to
the fire, his hand under Jiis coat tails,
iust like the good old English gentle
man all of the olden time f There' are
seats in the church for one hundred and
fifty, but twenty persons composed the
congregation. Three hours' journey
f rem. the little town is Waldi Spiket,
with -a conical peak,' surmounting wa
sheer precipice of 1,000 feet, and range
of snow-clad mountains rising one above
the other beyond it. There is first-rate 1
shooting to be had in the neighborhood,
piarmigon, hares, wood-grouse and dot-
terel; and in the lowlands in front of
the village, golden-eye, -widgeon,1 teal,
scamp, velvet duck, etc .All this, with
nothing to pay, no lease to be asked,
and nothing to be desired but an Eng
lish dog ! Everywhere in the forest are
strange sights and strange birds, which
have no fear of man, which whistle as
one passes, and, though frightened for
a moment at the report of one's gun,
fly off . for only a few yards, and then
return, and twitter and chirp as before.'
" The ants in Lapland are three times
as large as our common ant. Their
nests are hillocks of fir sprigs and rub
bish, often four feet high, ' the inside a
mass of . eggs and 'nta ; well-beaten
roads diverge from them in every direc
tion, like the lines of railway, from Lon
don in Bradshaw. 'These ants,' says
the writer, 'cross the little streams and
brooks by means of natural bridges.
One day I was jumping over a brook,
and brushed with my head and shoul
ders two willow branches - which met
over the water ; in an instant 1 was
covered with ants, which were making
their way across the bridge which I had
"After the travelers had sojourned for
a week at the pastor's house, Captain
Hutchinson wrote a note to him in his
best Swedish, inclosing bank notes for
27 shillings, for six days board and
lodging, and asking permission to re
main another week. The paBtor bor
rowed his guest's dictionary, and, al
thougK'entirely unacquainted with Eng
lish, concocted the following answer :
" 'Master Captain : Much thanks for
generous paiment. Master and.Mistress
fain may to be here than one Week 1
With humility, " ' L. L.kstadius.'
" The travelers remained a fortnight,
and were sorry to take leave of all but
the musquitoes. When one reads of
the glorious scenery, the splendid
weather, the simple, healthful lifethe
innocent, friendly, honest people, and
the delightful rest and insolation from
the turmoil of civilized life, with entire
freedom from savagery, it is not surpris
ing to learn : that the travelers turned
away with reluctance from Quickjock."
' " London: smoke"
tint for scarfs.
is the fashionable
The Democracy and the Amendments.
The resolutions of the democratic con
vention of Montgomery county, Ohio,
will be regarded with interest by men
of all parties. The author of the resolu
tions, Mr. Vallandinghain, is a gentle
man who has acquired a national repu
tation, and who lias been denounced as
a copperhead by the Republican preBS,
and as : a leader of the " Bourbon de
mocracy.' It will not be doubted that
the platform of the Democracy of
Montgomery county will meet the ap
proval 01 the Democratic state conven
tion of Ohio. It propounds nothing
new.: It-contains nothing which has
not been repeatedly urged upon the at
tention of the people. ; .
When Senator Morton made his
speech on the lynching act of Congress,
and which he had since on several occa
sions rehearsed, we pointed out the ne
cessity of spiking the. cannon of the
radicals by a frank recognition of the
existing political situation. A majority
of the people of the United States have
said that the principles relating to civil
and political equality proclaimed in the
three latest amendments to the federal
constitution must stand. That verdict
will not be reversed. We do not believe
it is the wish of the Democratic party
to reverse the verdict. Through much
tribulation and many defeats the Dem
ocracy of the country has been brought
to a knowledge, -of the fact that many
more-than one-half of the men? in the
country have determined that, a man's
political status in the United States
shall 110 1 be decided by blood or race.
The-- determination, is expressed in
the . constitutionals amendments to
which we have referred. What matters
it whether those amendments - were or
were not carried by regular and , lawful
processes ? We know they-were carried
by wicked, fraudulent, and unconstitu
tional agencies, and that the purposes
of the men driving them through ' were
to perpetuate the power of the "ruling
party, but the amendments express the
will of the people. The motives of the
politicians who are responsible for these
additions to the organic law,' and the
criminal methods pursued to make
them a part of the law, are not the
questions in issue. . Are they the law,
and will they be sustained ? The radi
cals have a right to demand plain and
explicit answers, and the reply, by the
democratic party will tell who, will, win
the next Presidential campaign. 1 -Are
we so blind and infatuated as to plunge
into the traps which Morton and Butler
have set for us ?.,; . -
The white men of the South under
stand that the amendments must stand.
They know that to fight them, or de
mand their repeal, arrays against them
in solid column the negro vote of the
south, and awakens prejudices and
passions frr the North which will crash
the Democratic rty. ,- The proceed
ings of "the taxi'Lvers' convention in
Columbia, South Carolina, are sufficient
evidence on this point. Since the con
vention which . framed the federal con
stitution, there has not been convened
in this country a political assemblage
which gave better proofs of statesman
ship than the one which met in Colum
bia a few . days ago, and deliberated
upon the affairs of the State of South
Carolina, and proposed . remedies ' for
the evils existing there. They ignored
dead , issues, and dealt with existing
facts.,. They had been oppressed, insult
ed, outraged, but they took no counsel
from resentment. They acted for their
own good, and for the good of the poor
duped, and ignorant negroes who had
been incited to insolence and crime by
the villainous artifices of the carpet
baggers. It was a convention in which
genuine philanthropy was acknowledg
ed to be the true policy, and Governor
Scott has been driven by the force of
public opinion, and the prudent and ob
viously just course taken by the con
vention, to co-operation with the , good
men and true, who were fearless- .be
cause they'were honest, and , wished to
promote the interests of' all of' the citi
zens of the State.
In three successive Presidential cam
paigns we have met this negro question,
and each time our opponents have won
the battle, Shall we fight them now on
their, own. .ground, or choose a field
where success shall be assured? Under
cover of the issues growing out of re
constructions the Jacobins have carried
on the work of centralization, the war
upon the rights of the States, and all of
the usurpation and misrule which' have
blackened our history since the close of
the war. Their leaders now tell us that
they intend to go into- the next Presi
dential campaign on these issues.) "Can
we not give them something else to
fight ? Are we so barren of resources,
and is their record -elesny that no
questions of difference can be- present
ed to save those which Morton and
Butler say divide the parties ? Chicaao
Did Bribe-Taker Sell the Treaty?
The new British treaty having been,
published surreptitiously, the Senate
are trying to find out how it was done.
The protocol ' or statement of the dis
cussions of the -Jeint Commission has
also got out, and that fact should be in
vestigated likewise. -
The evidence thus far taken by the
Committee of the Senate proves that no
member or officer ' of the Senate was
guilty of selling those documents for
publication. They are all innocent,
every man of them.
The leak was in the State Department
of course, and it is strange that any
one should have supposed , otherwise.
An individual who holds a most promi
nent position in that Department has
long been noted for violating confidence
and betraying trusts. Mr. Solon Shingle
has said that " anybody who would steal
a watch would steal a barrel of apple
sarce ;" and a man who, while holding
the fiduciary relations of a trustee and
a counsel, would, take a bribe of $60,000
to betray his constituents and defraud
his clients, certainly would not hesitate
to part with a ' copy of a treaty and a
protocol for a suitable pecuniary con
sideration. ""Such. are some of the possible benefits
which " President Grant has conferred
upon his country by keeping : Bancroft
Davis, the bribe-taker, at the head of
the State Department, after, the Legis
lature of - Massachusetts had revealed
the most important fact in his history,
-Mr. Greeley has begun bis Southern
tour well. As it is the first time he has
ever visited the South, he is beginning
to open his eyes, while heretofore he
has only opened his mouth, regarding
the Southern people. -' He tells the
Southern people that he cherishes no
hatred against them, and the old gen
tleman probably tells the truth. He
also reminds them of the fact that he
was in favor of general amnesty five
years ago, and candidly admits a party
error when he says that there would not
be a Ku-Klux in the land to-day if this
policy had been adopted. Here, again,
it is not unlikely that Mr. Horace Gree
ley is telling exactly what he feels to
be true..- But Horace Greley as a man,
and Horace Greeley as a journalist, are
two very different individuals. We. re
member that Mr. Horace Greeley did
say something about general amnesty
some time ago, said enough just to
vindicate his honesty and save his
judgment.' But Mr. Horace Greeley, as
a partisan journalist, has not criticised
his party for refusing general amnesty,
has not urged the policy upon those
who alone had the power of enforcing
it. On the contrary, his journal has
contributed more than any other means
to the creation of the Ku-Klux, by false
reports to begin with, exaggerated ac
counts afterward, and by favoring ihe
Personal Government t act always. Mr.
Horace Greeley, after ' his tour in the
SouthJJas a privatendividual," will be a
thorough believer, in the honesty and
decency of . the people there; but this
is no reason to anticipate' that Mr. Hor
ace Greeley's journal will cease misrep
resenting these people,', ors goading ; a
Radical Congress on : to -new persecu
tions. The dual character, of this old
gentleman enables him'-to appear be
fore the public as at once an honest man
and an unscrupulous partisan. Ex. ,
Governor Gbarv is reported as saying
to the:. laboring men i.a.t Harrisburg a
few days since : ".YjOu have a remedy at
the ballot-box. 1 for whatever- wrongs or
oppressions - you 'may 'Buffer." The
theory is a very nice one,'-and just ex
actly the thing to be enunicated by the
gentleman who may be the Presidential
candidate of the Workingmen's party
in 1872. But,' practically applied as
Governor Geary desires it, the principle
is just that which will defeat the inter
ests of the laboring classes. . It means
that they should continue and enlarge
their political organization, 1 holding
separate conventions and running their
own candidate. The result of this system
has already been experienced, in , local
and ' state goverment, , and may ' be
demonstrated at the coming Presiden
tial election. It is that the laboring men
withdraw: sufficient strength from the
political party in which they ' have al
was been represented, and which is en
titled to their confidence,' and thereby
increase th KfrAnt.h of th" nlv rwil'r.i
TTTparty" which has ever dared to ignore
their claims. , The laboring men make a
serious error whenever they confuse
their rights as a class with the political
questions of the nation. The' spirit of
our goyernment should secure allthese
rights and liberties, and would do so
were it not crushed out and stamped
under' "foot bv the nartv in power.
When the working classes desert the
Democ ratio party to organize a party of
their own, for the success of which no
reasonable and honest man "can enter
tain any hopes, they simply contribute
to. the : success : of 1 the radical party.
which has deceived them- persistently,
which gives away . the. . homesteads,
which supports the monopolies,"' which
makes the high tariff.- and which has
persecuted and betrayed all : the- labor
in classes of this country, for, years.
Ex. ... ;
Gen!11 'Grant's friend, the1 Commis
sioner' of". Internal 'Revenue,' does not
get on very- well in' his contest, with the
Secretary?, of : the Treasury 1' - His deci
sions -are set aside' and. overruled bo
cause they are contrary to the law, -and
in some respects contrary to common
sense. 'We grieve 'to think, that the
plan of making Gen. Pleasanton Secre
tary of the Interior, when Mr. Delano
is promoted to be Secretary of the
Treasury, vice Boutwell dismissed, is so
wofully injured by these little inaccura
cies on his part. Ex. . '. "
A Nkw York journal says that John
A. Logan is "played out" as a Presiden
tial candidate already, as the man who
hadn't, the.; pluck to make a straight
fight against Grant in the Boston army
convention isn't the man to lead a big
fight in '72. : This is probably true, but
as long as the contest for the ? .Radical
nomination - is confined.-to Grant and
Logan, the Democracy will be eminently
satisfied. "- " J -
0 Ths Chicago'ZViiune 'says that: ", the'
people are' against the renomination of
- True, i 'And they.i
Count von Moltke.
'' FroHi-'an account ' of ' Count von
Moltke's early life in a recent number
of a German' periodical, it appears that
when t the distinguished warrior was a
young Lieutenant he was a great pet of
the ladies, none- of whom, however,
could move his stubborn heart to love.
But they beset him with so much perti
nacity and ardor that he was actually
obliged to assume a cold and reticent
air when among them, almost like that
of the darkey dandy who sang :
When I go out to promenade
I look so fine and gay,
I have to take my dogs along i .
To keep the girls away,"
An affecting incident in the Lieuten
ant's career, which shows not only his
haughty reserve, but also throws light
upon the delicacy of the German joke,
is the following : Once in a company
with a young lady, wishing to show how
good a housewife she could be for any
young soldier, offered . Von Moltke a
piece of head-cheese made by her own
dainty fingers. Alas I. the weather was
cold and the head-cheese frozen, so that
it hurt the teeth that essayed , to crack
it. Not many days afterwards, at an
evening party, the. gallant Lieutenant
offered this - young lady a frosted bon
bon; she.. bok it with delight, clapped
it into her mouth, but " found to lier
horror, a cold stone inside of it, which
looked, like a piece of mosaic," but
which in reality was a piece of frozen
cheese.'- Then the haughty man clank
ed his spurs, smiled sardonically, turned
upon his steel-clad heel,, and 'strode
fiercely from the baronial haLL ;
Tne friend that "hides from us our
faults is of less service to us than the
enemy that upbraids us with them. " -
No summer from the outward world
Disturbs the slumbrous summer air ;
Soothed with sweet visions of delight.
She sits, she dreams, my lady, there.
. So soft her breathing and so low
Life scarcely seomg her pulse to thrill;
AU mute and motionless : 'tis life, . .
1 . Ye hfe how still 1 ,
- Her fancy's form to shadow forth.
Her girlish scheme of art to trace, 1
The pencil scarcely had essayed -When
sleep came down upon her face.
By thought's own sweetness overpowered.
She gilded into pleasant dreams.
Joyous and bright, as yonder sun
Through casement gleams.
- ' Fair dreamer, ia that vision world . .: '
In which your spirit now is tree.
What glad ideal meets you there f
Or deign you bend to such as me ?
Or draw you inspiration forth. . - '
As soon your tablet there shall show.
From visions which the waking eye
Lacks power to know T
. Ah well! as sunlight on the sea, - rii
Or respite from consuming strife.
. Are moments, maiden, saatohed, like'these.
. . From out the hurricane of life.
'Still life it is; whate'er your dreams.
Whate'er the thoughts your fancy fill
Enough of joy 'tis thus to live
i :; v . ., The life that's still. ;
-London Society, f '.. -. , . :. ..
Nillson is'said to have' a1 fortune 01
over half a million, to which she will
doubtless add a hundred thousand more
during the present year. if 4
' "If is said that there is no city or town
in the United States where the process
of diamond-cutting is carried on, except
S-ti, -' "i ' J. r 'i.-'-l . .,
Tug poor Indians are becoming civil
ized. 1 Five of the wives'of Cut-over-the
top, eh ief of a Kansas tribe, hare applied
for a divorce. -:r vo'.7 ' a
- Thr copyright of the, immense 'num
ber of Paul de Kock's novels was lately
sold in France for a little, over . three
thousand francs. ' ' " "
- t ..,.,.. t : -
- Ths longest piece of bent glass ever
made in this country' has just been
finished at Newark,' N. J. -The plate is
for the First National Bank of .Paterson.
It is 72 inches in length.. The curvature
is six inches from "the plane,
.A lovinq heart, and a pleasant coun
tenance are commodities which a man
should never fail to take- home with
him. ' '' ': rf .:- ;j-v-f-
' 'A short time ago a very strict young
lady in society gave her -photograph to
a devoted admirer for his locket. Two
days afterwards her brother found it on
the floor of a billiard saloon, decorated
with a pair of. of mustaches and an im
mense cigar artistically done with a pin.
' A word to the wise!'' t. ' ,- . ; , ;
, Grw. Cubtar has received from Mr.
Graves, M. P. and commodore, of the
Koyal Mersey Yacht vmb, a present oi
a full-bred Scotch " staghound. Mr.
uravw, nuu nam - 7
al's on the plains last summer, sent the
animal over, by. . the - last , Liverpool
Jean Inorixw has presented an ele
gant copy of her Works, with an' auto-
erapb inscription, to Uapt. J. u. jaoses,
of Portsmouth, N. H in acknowledg
ment of the honor of naming Jiis ship
after her. Her ...American publishers,
Roberto Brothers, of Boston, have also
given him a pennant bearing the coat
of arms of the poetess. L-J
The Philadelphia surgeons, like other
sensible people, are rppposed to high
heeled shoes. . Dr. yv m. 11. tr ancoast re
marked the other day," after performing
a painful operation on ' -an intereresting
little girl whose ' feet - had been ruined
by wearing wrongly- constructed shoes,
" This is the beginning ofa large harvest
of such cases." , " , . -
The latest instance of generosity and
munificence comes from New Orleans.
The. boy-finder iof c twehty-fiye-thou-sand-dollar
.check returned it to its
proper owner a -prominet,'' .broker of
Carondelet street--and 1 was ' rewarded
with abundance of -thanks in words.
Society and Fashion.
Glorified bugs and impossible butter
flies seem to be.alj the rage for female
adornment this spring. '"
T-'A new color, called blue-green or pea
cock green, is very fashionable for bon
nets and costumes this season.
The " Lady Herman" Js the name of a
new and pretty bonnet.
An Ottawa, 11L, undertaker advertises
that he keeps on hand "an elegant
stock of neat and nobby shrouds, war
rented to give satisfaction to - the most
particular.",-; ; J t ;.i
Veils -: are squares of dotted net, or
gauze, the former edged with real.thread
lace and having a' narrow ribbon run
through the top; in quite'old ty le.
1 'A 'disposition to lengthen ihe skirts
of walking dresses is ahowri by our for
eign modistes resident in New York, but
it is., i steadily, opposed, by. our native
The Adams seamless edge, a Tow turned-down
collar, with a 'wide space left
between the points to show the scarf-tie,
is a novelty, designed , for ( gentlemen
with large necks. ''?'
An effective style of -trimming black
silks and satin when they are worn for
full, evening, or dinner .dress, is to
flounce and ruffle them with black
Chantilly lace, over plai tings of 'Mechlin-
or illusion. ' -'-'' "
Horrible Railroad' i Accident. At
half-past -5 o'clock last ..evening, the
mangled bodies of two unknown boys
were found on the Pittsburgh, Cincin
nati and St. Louis Railroad ' track, near
the-, new Bridewell. The unfortunate
lads had evidently left home on a fish
ing excursion, as,J,hey were provided
with poles and lines. . They appeared to
be aged respectively 12 and 16 years,
and had on pretty good clothing. It is
supposed - that the poor boys were
caught in the great thunder shower wf
yesterday afternoon,, and sought shelter
therefrom under some freight cars
which were' standing on ' a side track.
The wind forced tne cars) into "'motion,
and the unhappy victims met a misera
ble fate. The bodies were dreadfully
mangled and presented. A sickening as
pect. They were placed on an incoming
train which conveyed them to the Kin
zie Street Dopot, from which place they
were, last night, removed .to the Madi
son Street Police Station to await identi
, , .
'Hon, John M. Francis, editor of the
Troy Times,' has been appointed Minis
ter to Greecei - . "