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M'CONNELSVILLE, OHIO. NOV. 5, 18G9.
Political. NEW YORK ELECTION.
We have not tho full returns from
the Now York election, but tho best
information wo ami gain from yes
terday's papors, is Hint tho State
has gono Domocrnl'10. New York
City gives a Democralio majority
of ubout 15,000. .
Political. NEW YORK ELECTION. "ULYSSES."
Political. NEW YORK ELECTION. "ULYSSES." The Gold Gambling Imbroglio
and Gen. Grant.
From the Statesman October 28th
The newspaper press conn
try is still filled with charges and
counter-charges, and of denials m
rotation to the implication of par
ties high in offloo, and of oihors re
lated to parties having tho official
ria,ht to so control the gold market
as to moke fortunes for fuvoritos,
and to sweep fortunos from those
not m the "King," and tho mud Jlo
seems great its ever.
' IYivato Telegrams from Wash
ington, state tlicro nro rumors in
that city, occasioned, doubtlo.-s, by
tho nervousness of certain partios,
that tho grand jury investigation
into tho gold conspiracy in No
York will develop facts of an un
pleasant character regarding sov
rttl prominent Washingtonuins.
Thcso developments tho Telegram
thinks will cxcTilpato Treet. Grant,
and his family, from the mischiev
ous charges made against them by
tho Fisk-Gould crowd. This ex
culpation, it is Mild, will consist, a
mong othor things, in the unearth
ing ot a privuto letter lrom Sirs.
Grant to Mrs, Corbin, in which she
asks the lattor to persuade bcr bus
bund to keep out of all speculations
and gives, as a reason, tho fact thut
the President has been greatly wor
i lod for fear it may bo thought that
on account of his relationship to
Corbin, ho is also interested. Fi
rally, it will bo discovered that
Corbin mado uso of disconnected
portions of private correspondence
for tho purpuso of docoiving Frsk
into the bolief that tho President
wad in tho pool with him.
Against this assumption of Pres
dent Grant's innocenco in this mat
ter, is anothor telegram in tho Com
mercial, from New York, where the
broker employod by Gen. Grant
lias been "interviewed," but is bo
non-committal as to leave a strong
impression thut he docs not toll tliat
which ho knows about his employ
er in the gold gambling transac
tion. That telegram reudi as fol
"A reporter called on Georgo E.
Stono, ot the firm of Stone, Nichols
& Stono, brokers, No. 50 Wall st.
It will bo remembered thut they are
the brqkcrs through whom it is al
leged the President bought Govern
ment bonds on a margin of four per
cent., became a "Bull" in Wall t.,
and sold out to Jay Gould at u very
"Mr. Stono said that ho had read
tho stutomont that tho Arm had
bought and sold stocks for General
Grant, but ho did not wish to deny
it. He did not wish to say Anything
about tho matter, unions called up
on to do so by tho proper authority.
Tho affair was none oiis. Ho had
nevor done anything himself of
which ho was ashamed.
"If there was scandal afloat con
cerning the President, which might
bo sot ut rest by his denying that it
was true, he did not proposo to
make any such donial. He propos
ed to lei matters tuko their course.
Ho understood tho position In which
this placed tho 1'roHidont."
L-! J .
The Defeat op Ma. Pendleton
Abroad. Tbe Democratic press
outside of the State, as well as in it,
pay dosorved complimonts to Mr.
Pendleton for the fine canvass
whioh be has lately mado for Gov
ernor while at tho samo time they
expross tho deepest regret that tho
contest was not entirely successful.
Tho Omaha, (Nobraska,) Herald's
comments are a specimen of thnxo
generally mado throughout tho U
nion. It says : "The star of Pen
dleton brightens with fresho? luster
under the result in Ohio, even as
his just fume risos higher. The ro
soluto oourago with whioh ho an
copied tho huzurds of the contest
at a critical conjuncture won tho
admiration of the Democracy of the
wholo country. It has been our
opinion that had ho been ablo to
have made tho canvass personally
ho would havo carried Ohio by u
. U ! ,
t&" Tho Sonator oloct from Ton
nessee, Henry Cooper, is said to
owe bis election mainly, to tho
faot that, as Circuit Judge, ho de
livered the first decision against
the constitutionality of tho llsdioal
disfranchising law of that State.
THE SEABOARD AND THE
Tho Sew York World puts itself con
siderably out of the way to rond the
Democracy of Pennsylvania, and the
West especially, a homily. We havo
had quite enough eastern homilies, in
the Valley of the Mississippi, ns to our
political responsibilities and duties.
In point offset, their exceeding weak
ness have them nauseating to a degree
no longer tolerable,
Tho Western Democracy are not weak
kneed slouches, that they would seek
to make a point by the sacrifice of
principle, nor raw recruits, that they
will longer submit to be mortineted
over by temporizing and rod tape gen
erals, who cultivate the paymasters of
the enemy, and hold their own stuffed
money bags more sacred than liberty
itself. It is tho universal sense of the
Democracy of the Mississippi Valley,
that tho grasping East has had HSdny,
that no "pent up Utica" shall longer
blight their vigor, while the boundless
West, with its greatness and grandeur,
unrolls itself before their vision.
" It is useless to try to conceal the fuct
that the Intorests of tho Atlantio sea
board, north of the Chesnpoako, and the
West are no longer identical. Who
made these interests diverse ? Cer
tainty not tho West, for it has been tho
ractolus that heaped up tho golden
deltas of tho East, and laid the found
ations of tho commerce that a few years
ago mado tho canvas of its merchant
men whiten tho billows of every sea.
Tho West litis grown into a giant In ig
norance of its strength. Henceforth
it is to be Hercules, ami will cleanse
tho Aucieen stables in which the bov
ine pormands of tho East iiavo feasted
and fattened for so many years. It
will turn a mightier than a river Al
nheus, into the unclean stock yar1.
It will no longer play second liddle
nor accept a minor part. Its voice will
be heard, and it will lead the grand
chorus of the souk of Progress. The
East has presumed too far, and forced
its unpalatable dogmas upon a people,
whose forbearance was only equalled
by their nono for tho better. J heir
star in tho East has been quenched,
but a brightor one illumines the Occi
dent. Tho commerce of tho world no
longer seeks the setting sun, but be
gins to pour its resistless tide through
tho gateways of tho West, and tho Cie-
saroftho Atlantio can no longer levy
its tribute, and stamp his crest upon
the coin of the realm.
Tho World's position in regard to
Messrs. Packer and Tendleton, cspoci
ally Mr. Pendleton, is a weak one.
Tho defeat of Mr. Fcndlvton in Ohio is
no morn a repudiation of his peculiar
views, than was the nomination of Mr
Seymour by tho Now York Conven
tion, an endorsement of his peculiar
views. Tho reverse of tho World's pro
position as to popularity is true. While
Mr. Seymour lost the State of Ohio by
41,617 majority, in 1868, Mr. TendUs
tori came within 5,000 majority of car
rying it In 1SG9, showing that Geary
and Hayes combined were more than
25,000 votes loss popular than Mr. Pen
dleton, who ran for an office in an an-
ti-Demooratio State, with all the cor
rupt power of the federal government
In New York, Mr. Seymour, with all
his prestige and all the local prids of
the Stato enlisted in his favor, ran 17,'
970 votes behind Governor Hoffman,
and he barely saved the electoral vote
of that State. In Pennsylvania he was
more than 23,000 majority less popular
than Mr. Packer. In Western Penn
sylvania where Mr. Pendleton's views
were strongly advocated, tho Democra
cjtmado surprisingly large gains ; in
the Eastern part of tho State, where
they were studiously ignored, they met
with correspondingly heavy losses, so
that all tho circumstances, if taken in
their proper connection, show that the
World's calculations bo for nnticlit.
The enormous falling otT of Mr. Sey
mour in his own Stato may be suscept1
iblo of an explanation, and wo propose
to put the World upon the witness
stand, and Bee if it cannot give it.
Did it not, immediately after the Pies
idential election, pretty boldly inti
mate that it was through the nmchan:
nations of the Inner ring of Tammany
that Mr. Hoffman was forced ahead of
Mr. Seymour at the hitter's expense ?
Assuming this to be true, we would
ask the World if there was not some
ulterior object in view in cutting down
Mr. Seymour's and building up Mr.
Hoffman's majority T Was not the
Tammany ring looking (.head while it
w slaughtering Mr. Soymour ? Did
it not do it for the express purpose of
assuring Mr. Hoffman the candidacy
for President in 1872, upon the plea of
his Immense ponularitv 1
We think that under all tho circum
stances the World should be the lost
paper to make a fling ot Mr. Tondle
ton and damn him with faint praises as
it did on Friday last. If it will go back
of the present a little, and ponder the
letter of Mr. Pendleton, written bofqre
the assembling of the Now York Con
vention, aad road by Washington Mo
Loan, Esq., before that body, favoring
the nomination of Mr. Seymour, it
might possibly imbibe the spirit of Mr.
Pendleton's liberality and generosity,
as well as bis warm devotion to the
highest and noblest interests of Dem
ocracy. One prominent Idea of the World
seems to be the payment of the five
twenty bonds in gold and tbe taking
care of the Interests of tho money bags
and bond holders of the East, forget
ting tho Interests of the agricultural
masses of tho West, tho Northwest and
Southwest, who till the soil and lay the
foundations of the nation's prosperity.
In this it agrees with the vampire of
Radicalism that gorges ils insatinblo
and greedy maw with tho blood of La
bor. Mr. Tendlelon's letter to the New
York Convention surprised not only
the World and Mr. Seymour, but he
wholo coterie ot Eastern politicians In
Gotham, who wero ready to sacrifice
every Democrat, and even go over to
Mr. Chase for the purpose of perpetua
ting the iron rule of the bond holder,
sooner than see a representative man
of tho people set the nomination. It
was the moneyed East against the agri
cultural West, both in Chicago and in
New York, that held the keys of the
National Banks, and controlled tho
nominations. The Chicago Conven
tion-with all tho puerilities of the
Quirinal ceremonies of Ancient Romo
with its painted pigeons and bespan
gled eagles, lifted up for its sign a pop
ular pigmy, at automaton that would
nod and walk at the beck and call of
the aristocrats of New England and the
East a Western man, blank in ideas,
and unablo to comprehend a single po
litical principle, well knowing that his
popularity could alono bring success,
and that he was as platio in their
hands as clay in tho hands of tho pot"
ter, to be moulded into any desired
In New York tho tamo class of poli
ticians, in the face of a platform of lib
eral ideas, wrought disaster to the De
mocracy, by giving it tho lie, and pre
venting the nomination of a man who
could honestly stand upon it. But this
is past now, and tho Western Democ
racy at least, intend to profit by the
rugged lessons of experience. With
them there Is to bo no more temporis
ing to Btiit any set of politicians. They
will never again throw awuy their am
munition and meet tho enemy with
empty guns. They will stand on prin
ciple, and on principle they will tri
umph, or upon principle they will meet
defeat like men. Never again will they
sully their banners with truckling pol
icy, and wed disgraco with disaster.
Their platform will bo as broad as the
continent, and ns strong ns the shoul
ders of Atlas, from which nono will be
excluded, but upon which ull must
stand, if they do battle for the cause.
Tho census of 1870 will open theeyes
of the East. Tho tide of population
bus spread over the West until Its cen
ter is nearly or quito trans-Mississippi.
It will show that the Mississippi Valley
and tho far West hold with their own
grasp the destinies of the country, and
that they are no longer tributary to
the grasping and remorseless East.-
The food of nations will yet be grown
upon their fruitful soil. Tho Missis
sippi and its tributaries alone drain an
area of 1,785,267 square miles, more
than half tho territory of the United
States, and every square mile is being
peopled with the noblest freemen of
the land men whose hands are hard
with toil, and whose hearts are not
tuinted with the corruptions of tho
money centres men who have tho
will to dare, and tho strength to do.
In less than a year the figures will
show where tho strength of the nation
lies, and then let the greedy aristocrats
of the East stand from under.
When tho reorganisation of the Elec
toral College demonstrates to the West
its giant strength, it will no longer be
tampered with. It will no longer bur-
Lrcnucr its prestige aud its power to the
pigmy East, great only in greed and
gold. It will lieg no more favor's in
National Conventions, but dictate a
dignified national policy. Then if tho
East persists in its usurpations, it can
be prepared to measure its dwarfish
strength, with the thews and iron sin
ews of a giant. I'illthutyk Pott, Oct. 23,
Doomed I Under the form of sla
very that existed in tbo Southern
States, tho negroes wero tho most
prolific raco in the world. As ill
ustrating the effect upon thorn in
this particular of thoir changed con
dition, tho Norfolk Journal suys:
"A gentleman informed us, some
weeks sinco, thut on his lhrnf there
are nine now married nogro
couples, but not one child among
thorn I Anothor friend, from tbe
South sido of James River, told us,
tho other day, that there are, withs
in a qnartor of a mile of his house,
eight nogro families, among whom
thoro has boen born but ono child
since tho war. We have board ma
ny such accounts from various otln
or sourcos, all pointing to the fuct
that tho increase of the colored
people is now much less than their
docrenso by death. In addition to
the facts we have stato J, we read in
many newspapers that it is behov
ed that the same state of things is
in tho South. Tho next census wilt
give some strange revelations on
It may bavo a bearing on this
question to montion that, while the
whi te population of th is City is tin. I
doubtedly materially greater tnan
thefolored, the ofilcitl report of
mortality, last week, showed that
thcro Were twenty-five deaths a
mong the latter to thirtoon among
the former I fRIihmond Whig.
For the Conservative.
Ed. Conservative : a
placo in your columns for tho fol
lowing communication, originally
written for the Herald, but the od.
Itor of that sheet, after having at
tacked mo in an unjust and vindio.
tivo mnnnor, now denies mo ssWnr
ing in that Journal evincing a dis
honorable and unmanly courso and
an niter disregard oi journalistic
principles. This net soems to show
his aversion (I) to "exparte stale'
Tiik great and lowering genius (!) that
presides over the columns of tho Herald,
and before whoso august presence tho
potentatesof tho earth bow and trem
bio; he who moulds opinions for all
men, and swsys and moves the dosti
nies of nations, and grapples the great
questions of the hour with his giatit(l)
intellect; whose ennobling ideas, and
brilliant (I) scinti'lationsof morals, ell
ics, &o., (a lit McGlashan,) have pene
trated tho remotest parts of the earth ;
he, whose importance is beyond tnoas
me, and whoso fulininations cause
mighty men of valor to palo with fear,
and for whom this people have such
profound reverence for his opinions
and notions ; he, who has never reciv-
cd bribes, or attempted to levy black
mail, and is above reproach in all things,
has delivered himselfofa homily on the
duties of tho AgriculturalBonrd of this
County, in the last issuo of that paper
gratuitously, we presume, ns a bill for
tho same, at 13 cent! jcf line, has not yet
been presented for approval or pay
mo ut, and, it is supposed, he feel
good yea, con exclaim, "Woo I woo
me big Injun I" or "Me been a Men I'
No doubt his litt'o henrt throbtied with
joy as ho read and re-read his article,
prepura'ory to publication, and then
called his council of advisors together
to hour what n mighty effort this child
genius hud brought forth after his la
borious incubation of twoslceploss days
and nights. It is to lio hoped this tjtat
moilic exertion will not produce a worse
condition of tho Plylles. If so, per
haps, another trip to Marietta would
prove beneficial I
"Sow In the namci of sit tbeGoU at onro,
t'pon whnt incut dnlh this, our Ow'sr feed,
Tlint bu it prowu so grt J"
Tho editor of tho Herald Is getting
too largo for his clothing. It appear
men must bow down to this piece of
clay, or clso subject themselves to his
vindictive and unscrupulous tongue.
It seems, forsooth, business men are
not freo not to advertise in the Herald,
or else bo branded as not worthy the
patronage of the public Tho whole
course of this fellow is and has been
pestilential. What remedy has this
community for the abatement of u aui
sance? Perhaps, in noticing him, his
proportions are magnified, anil decent
men cannot avoid smelling the stink
ho raises, a la polecat. 'Tis truo, there
is nothing in the antecedents of this
person to warraut deferenco or notice,
but his attempts to drag lay business
into this controversy demands some at
tention. And I can say for his benefit,
and tho information of his readers, that
if ho had approximated city rules in
his prices for printing for tho Agricul
tural Society of this County, as nearly
as I do in selling Books, Stationery, Pe
riodicals, Wall Taper, Window Shades,
Ac, at the same, and even lower prices,
than where published and manufactur
ed, the printing for the Society, under
my administration, would never have
been sent alroad to bo executed. It
was decided by tho Board that if the
printing could bo obtained here, at
even 20 per cent, higher rates than else
where, the work should not bavo boen
sent abroad. But, nfter having been
charged, by this fellow, (lOporthou
suud for Entry Tickets for the Fair,
when tho same were printed for us at
(3.25 in Zunosvillo less than one-third
bis price -it was clearly my duty to havo
tho work done whero I could get it at
the lowest rates and in good stylo.
Had tho prologue to the young man's
article, in last week's Herald, been writ
ten and published prior to the Fair, it
would havo boen more apropos, and,
probably, resulted in his getting a com
plimentary ticket to the "Exposition,"
which Is the real foundation of his
bitterness against the Secretary, as his
complaints to other parties, from time
to time, evinoo. But as the Board paid
him his price for tho work he did for
them, they concluded, if he wanted to
attend tho "Exposition," ho could pay
them theii price also.
Why this puerile specimen spits out
his venom against tho Secretary of tbo
Agricultural Society, for sending the
prir.ting abroad to be executed, when
he and others know that our County
Officers, Banks, Hotels, Druggists, and
Merchunts generally, are . obliged to
send their printing away to be done, in
eonscquenco of the meagre facilities
and high prices In that office, I am at
loss to determine, unless it is bis fail
ure to get that same complimentary
ticket he longed after f
No one Is more ready or willing to
admit the Inlluonco or potency of the
Tress for good, when properly and ju
diciously wielded, than lam ; but when
controlled by a narrow, bido bound,
sordid, vituperative person, whose am
bition I not above the boards of a 'hlrd
or fourth class theater, or varieties, or
npothe graces of a dancing master, and
whose columns are used in tyrannizing
over those who do not patronise it, or
think, feci, and art as tho editor dic
tates, it then fails of i's good mission,
and justly meriis the indigna'ion of an
abused, Indulgent, and intelligent peo
Tliiisnma editor wliinr-i bernunfl lhBc-
rrtnry dnrcd ilecluro befnr the BnnrJ that
his bill was not tt illiin Hie purview or pro
visions of the contract mule with bim for
sdvertising. Ituw boyinh or chihtiith this
is. The meetings of Iho lord srn slwsyn
public, and he could or ran meet that bmly
at their stulod meetings and present his
grievances. Tho proprietor of the Jhrnltl
who presented the bill in whiehcertnin ex
tra charges were diiallnwcd, (lid not wait
to defend his bill, at the meeting on tho
251 h ult., after the Secretary hsd informed
hn thut it true probable the Board would
disi)iprnvo the mt, nor has ho yet called
to ascertain whnt action was taken on it.
The iubinunlions and Innuendo of this
charlatan relative to my iiinnaffutncnl of
the affairs of the Society, und his avowal
"that the conduct of tho Secretary needs
close scrutiny," is but the utcroing of
his well-known characteristics believing
Hint oihors may be guilty of that of which
he Is not abovo reproach. So Inr as I am
concerned, I court an investigation of my
admiuislration'oflhe affairs of the 8ncicty
during tho four years that 1 hnvanctcd as
Secretary for the same, but hail protest
against the editor of the Herald acting as
one of a Committee in tho handling of
looks and papers, without the guaranty of
As ho tries to court favor with the Board
and throw the entire responsibility of the
muuigcinent of the Society's affairs upon
my shoulders, misleading and deceiving
his readers, I apprehend that the people
bclievo as much of that stuff salary want
to, I have been guided by the Board in all
the printing I have had done for flie Socio
ty, aud know that my efforts hava met thoir
This samo young man, wlioso statements
are always so truthful, (I) would bavo his
radars b.li that In former times the So
ciety flourished so much more prosperously
(when the printing was all done ot home
before the leeches had commenced work,)
than now, snd endeavors to make figures
show that lha receipts of the Society here
tofore have been from (1,500 to (1,71)0 cr
rear. This is not and never was the case.
The receipts of tho Society never reached
fl'UO in anyone year, ns the records of the
Treasurer's and Secretary's boons show.
For this Information, and as a mutter of
importance in this controversy, I hare com
piled tho following statement, sliowiu the
bona fide roceipts of tho Society for each
yesr siuco it organisation, (ISJ2), omitting
the first year, of which uo record cau be
Becelpfg for 1S53,
" " IMS,
" " 1H.-.II,
" " 1X57,
" " 1S53,
" " IXO'J,
" " 1X60,
" " lSf.1,
" " ISM,
" " 1803,
" " 1HC.4,
" ' lXCrt,
" " 1HU7,
" " 1H68,
No Fair Held.
The receipts for 1869 includes $200 due
from tho county (same at iu each of the
foregoing years,) but does not include the
proooodi yet to bo derived from the tale of
four or five tout of hay now on the grounds,
and which will swell this yeur'e receipts to
considerably over $1,400. From this show
ing I trust tho young man will tuko a let
sou aud profit thorcfrom, and uot attempt
to gull hit reudert with iu cor root statements
gotten up for the purpoto of giving a plaus
ibility to hit fnult-fluding.
Ternapt this young man may gel his
"washing done at borne" and at IMiIjIisIi
er't pricet which would bo very low, in
deed but one would think from the color
of those samo tockt during the tumioer just
patt that their washings were "lew aud fir
SEC'Y MORGAN Co. AG. SOCIETY.
MConnelsville, O., Nov. 3, 1869.
Sinoinq is a ,'ood "institution "
It oils tho wheels of care, supplies
tho placo ot stinsbino. A in an who
sings has a Rood .heart under his
nhirt-front. Such a mnn not only
woi'KS moro willingly, lyil works
more constantly. A singing cob
bler will earn ns much ayain mon
ey as ono who gives wuy to low
spirits and indigestion. Avaricious
men never sing. The man who ut.
tacks "inging throws a stono at tho
bend of hilarity, and would, if ho
could, rob Juno of its roses, aud Au
gust of its meadow lark. Hinging
promotes hoiihli, strengthens tho
voice, tho organs of the throut and
lungs, and prevents or cures con
sumption. Singing is an oxcollent
uger.t for promoting montal hy
giene. A follow has died at Hull, Eng.
land, who, on his death bed confess
ed to having tnurdored his mother
tbirty-throe years ago.
The fastest young woman of tho
period A uioricao Girl.
MConnelsville, O., Nov. 3, 1869. Miscellaneous.
CORRY O'LANUS' EPISTLE!
In tho days when there was Gi
ants, thero was possibly somo use
Now thero is not any particular
ubo for Giants.
Kxeeptin tho show business.
As long ns they aro scarce they
are curiosities, and people pay to go
and soo thorn ; but it they bocomo
too plentiful they would overstock
the market and become too cheap.
Even now a Gtnnt is not as good
a show card ns a dwurf.
- Tom Thumb made a fortuno nlto
gother out oi proportion to his sice,
nnd Commodore Null is in comfor
tublo circumstances : but I haven't
yet hcurd of a (riant w ho traveled
on his own dimensions, makingon
oui?h at the business to retiro on.
The two-headed Giant thnt wu
rend about in the cohrniclos ot Jack
tho Giant Killer, would buvo boen a
big attraction for a museum, and,
perhaps, made his fortuno, if ho
could only hnve controlled his pro
pensity lor eating small hoys raw,
ond for enrrying off beautiful puns
Concerning which veritable his
tory, I must express a privnto opin
ion, that Ginnts bavo been greatly
From personal observation of
snch Ginuts as woro to bo seen in
my day, I judge that they nro rath
or amiably disposed personuges,
and only usk to bo let alono.
The Belgian Giant lived several
years in Burnum's Museum without
devouring tho Fat Hoy, who must
have been a temptation to anybo
dy canibnl'iHlically disponed.
Tho Norfolk Giant used to carry
Thumb in his vest, pocket, and let
him dance tho Highland Ming on
tho crown of his bat as good-nutur
udly ns a grnndl aher.
Tho Nova Scotia Giantess was ono
of the most nmiablo of women, and
would havo received over so many
offers of marriage, but for tho gon
crul impression that she would nev
er marrj' beneath hor.
I tuko quito an interest in Giants,
though I think they nro a waste of
material. Two men of half tho steo
would bo moro useful;
Hearing of tbo arrival of the Chi
nese Giant in New York, 1 went to
see him, and that is how I tamo to
seo him, and that is how I tamo to
write about Giants..
Tho Chineso havo just discovorcd
that tho United Stales is a good
place to come to ; and hearing that
there was an oponingfor arospoct
uble Giant, Chang-lli, which is his
privnto nnmo, came ovor.
lie had somo diflloulty in getting
passage, as the ships, being built for
common sized men, were toosmnll,
aud the Great Eastern was engaged
laying tho French Cable, and could
not bo got for tho purpose
Finally a ship was found big en
ough, by taking out tho middle
deck aud the cabin partitions ; aud
Chung-lli camo over to San Fran
lie came overland to Now York,
and mot with quito a numbor of ad
ventures. They wanted to koophim in Utah.
Brighum Young thought ho wo'd
make a magnificent cider, nnd off.
cred him three hundred wivos to
sturt with I
. Chang Hi doclitiod this lonipting
'offer, lie calculated his salary at
the Museum, nnd found that it
would not foot tho dry goods bill.
Crossing tho plains, ho struck ter
ror into the Indians, who mistook
him for tho coming man, and left.
Ho avoided Chicago, and, conse
quently, prosorvod bis morals in
tact until ho arrived in Now York.
I went to seo Chang-Hi last
wouk, and was introduced to him
by a friend, who keeps a tcastoro,
und is consequently familiar with
At tho pluco he is stopping, thoy
have taken out the ceiling of tho
socoud floor, so that tho great man
can stand up without going out of
Ho goes out when ho sneezes, no
us not to endanger tho building,
und is caroful not to wink too load
but ho sleeps peacefully as a lamb,
and don't kick the cover off.
1 learned thcso facts of his pers
onal hintory in course of tho conver
sation x hud with him.
Taking u step ladder along, I
wont up to soo him, aud wo talked
for some time.
He don't know much abont Eng.
Iish, so wo conversed in broken Chi
na, which I havo put together for
Chang-IIi was born in tho year
1502, in tho province of Foo-Foo.of
poor but honest parents. They hud
twentysfour ihildron of which he
was tho yonngOHi and the smallest.
Thut is why thoy raised him attor
drowning all tho other children, as
is tho custom in China, when they
don't want to be bothcrod by bring
ing up a family.
Chang-Hi was a great comfort to
his parents until thoy got to be too
old to bo of any uso, when be had
them sewed up in a Back and drop.
ped them in the river, as is the cub.
torn in China to save tho expense
of aim houses.
Chang-HI succooded bis parents
in the tea business, but found that
It didn't psy j thero wus too much (
competition. He then went into
tho manufacture of Brccrat kcrs for
the Fourth of July, and did bettor.
Ono day a misehcvious boy camo
bobind bim and dropped a matcn
in a keg of powder ho wns sitting
on.. It exploded, and Chang Went
up like a rocket, enrrying bis pig
tail behind tiim. Nothing particu
lar happened to birr going np, but
coming down his ptg-tail eanght In
tho top of a tree and auspcndedhim
in tho air.
His friends who had scon bim go
up and were wailing to give him a
pnlilie reception on ins return, see
inghis predicament, nnicrtook to
pull him dowu by pulling fn his
JJut Ins tug tail was very strong,
and held fun, and twenty flout Chi
namen pulling on to Chang stretch
ed him out like it telescope, moro
than don bio bis former length, bo
foro he broke looso.
Of courso they woro astonished,
and so was bo. Ho was in a Ladsit
nation. Nono of his clothes fitted him.
IIis bonso wouldn't hold him, and
nono of his rotations would take him
Being too largo for anything else,
ho wont into the exhibition lino,
and traveled all over China, with a
.SP .. tl
circus. Xio uia very wcuiora-
whilo, until a new nndbiirgor Giant
sprung up, who eclipsed Chang-Hi.
That Giant wus a tremendous chap.
Ho was so big that you couldn't soe
him all at ouco, and ho had to bo
exhibited in sections.
After t'.iis nobody would go and
seo Chang-Hi, nnd ho had to leavo
China for some country whero a rea
sonable Ginnl would havo a chance.
Chang-Hi is married.
His wiTo is five feet two, and looks
up to him as every woman ought to
look up lo her husband.
Ho is looked upon us a big man
in Now York.
Under the Filloenth Amendment
ho mnv nossiblv bocomo a citizon :
then iho question arises how many
times ho ought to bo allowed to
If he should run for Alderman, bo
would bo quito an ornament to tbo
Thero is no tolling to what uses
ho may bo put, for Now York is a
wonderful place, and can tano in
everybody who comes along, Giants
included. uokiiy u Xjamis.
How Small Exi'Enditi:hes Count.
Fivo cents each morning. A moro
trifle, llnrly-fivo cents per week.
Not much, yet it Would buy coffoo
or sugur for a whole family. ?18,-
2o a your. And this amount inves
ted in a Kuvings bunk at the ond of
each year, and the interest thereon
at six por cent,, computod annually
would, in twelve years, amount to
moro than S070. Enough to buy a
good farm in the WeHt.
Fivo cents beloro breakfast, din.
nor, and supper ; you'd hardly miss"
it, yet 'tis fifteen cents a day ; Jl,t
05 a week. Enough to buy a wil'o
or daughter a dress. 8" 1,00 a year.
Enough to buy a small binary cf
books. Invest this us before, and
in twenty -cars yon would havo
over 82,000. Quito enough to buy a
good house and lot.
Tin cents each morning j hardly
worth a second thought ; yot with
it you can buy a pnper of pins or a
spool of thread. Seventy cents per
woof: ; 'would buy several yards of
muslin ; $3(1,50 in one year; De
posit this as beloro, end you would
linvo 81.410 in twenty years ; quito
a snug little fortuno. Ten cents bo
foroeaeh breakfast, dinner, nn.l sap
per thirty cents a day. It would
buy a book for the children. 2,10
a week j enough to pay for a year's
subscription to it gocd newspaper.
810U,2'J a yonr. With it you could
buy a good melodeoi, on which
your wife or daughter could pro
duce sweet musio so pleasantly to
while away tho evening hours.
And this amount, invested us bo
foro, would, in forty years, produce
tho amount of 812,000.
Boy, lonrn a lesson I If 3'ou wo'd
bo a happy youth, lead a sober lifo,'
and be a wsallhy and influential
man. Instead of squandering your
extra change, invest in a library or
If jou would bo a miserable
youth, lead a drunken lifo, nbuso
your children, grieve your wifo, bo
a wretched and despicable being
whilo you live, uud finally go down
to a disliouoicd grave, take your
extra change and invest it in a
Last Friduy a week ago, all New
England was shaken with an earth
quake Only u few days ngo,tbero
wero destructive floods 111 the gamu
region, unprecedented in human re
collodion. And u little further
back, there was a furious tornado,
doing much damage by lund aud
sou, and unrooting tho famous Bos
ton Coliseum. Tho earthquake
shock, lasting about three seconds,
did no serious mischief. It is note
worthy as tho first occasiou on
which anything of this sort wu
over so gonur.tlly felt in New Eng-
laud. The shock appears to havo
boon more vigorous, also, than any
provions one experienced on our
William H. Seward is called,
the ''youthful enthusiast."