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The Ohio Democrat.
VOL. I. NO. 12.
LOGAN, O., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1880.
TERMS, 1.50 PER YEAR.
THE PE0PLES, BANK
t'UHh Capital, $50,000.00.
Deposits secured by Individual
Liability of over
Four Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Docs n penornt banking business. Foreign
Drnft. nndriruimshlr- Tickets lor mile ut low
OFFICE, Hoom Ifo. 0, Opera Honse.
Lawiibkci: A. t'Vhvr.n, I'mlilcnl.
(HcnitUKW, I'ui.i.kn, Vlru J'rcst.
ttisuiiisx 1). CU&VIilt, Cashier.
THE FIRST BANK
OF LOOAX, OUIO.
OfHco Hours from 0 n. m. to 3 p. m.
Paid in Gash Capital, $50,000.
John Walker, l'rcsUlvut.
Chan. E. Itowcn, Cashier.
Docs n general hanking business, receive
deposits, discounts paper, nnd buys nnd sells
BANK In contra! joora 111 thoJnmes
G. W. BREHM.
ftttorney-at-Law and Hotary Public,
Collections or ClfllmR, Notes nnd Accounts,
Mortgages, Iittscri, Contracts Deeds, Wills,
Mrchartic'H Mens, Ac, drawn and acknowl
edged. Partition or Lands, Dower, Foreclos
ure or Mortgages nnd Lions attended to. Ab
KtructKofTltlu furnished. Probate, llnslncss,
Hnlonriiinda by Executors, Administrators,
Guardian, Arslgnecs or Trustees, un tliclr
iieoounts and Settlement prepared.
PENSIONS ANl iNCKKASE OF PENSIONS
OlVTAINKIl TOR nx-RoLlllEIIB AJSJ) TlIEIIt
WI1VIW8 OR MlKOlt ClIIMlKKN, KKIH.ECTKn
OR KBJIXTED CLAIMS IOOKKD AKTEK, AND
AM. LiAW M ATTEBH UXKEIMUiT.
JOHN F. WHITE,
Notorv Public nnd .Tnstlceflof Peace. Office
Hueond story of Collins Mock, Hooms No. 3
Ofllce second Floor Collins Block, Lopan,
O. IfammH No. 3 A i.
OnioaBeoond Floor Collins Wock, Ilooms
No I 2. tr.
o. w. n. witiaiiT,
O. H. UCERKACH,
Office Reoond 'Floor McCarthy UlockFront.
E. M. West
T. P. JOHNSTON
WEST & JOHNSTON,
FIRE AND LIFE
The lowest Hates nnd nest Companies.
Special Agents ror Tho North Western Mu
tual Lire, or Milwaukee.
Money to Loan on First Mortgages.
Offlco In DolUson Illook.
Z. V. ft ANEY,
Ofllce over lloehcstcr Pons storo.
Teeth Extracted Without Pain !
Teeth Inserted on rubber nnd metal plates,
nnd nil work warranted.
N. H. BLOSSER, M. D.
Rpeclnlfnttc-ntlnn given to disease or wo
men and children,
MB-Onie, ona dnnr wet of Armstrong's
Tlnfitoro, Main Ht recti Logan, O.
H. Gr. CAMPBELL,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
OBleo nuortnor West or Vork A Bailor's
Tin Store, Iiognu, O.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON.
Offlco Northwest cor. City Uullillnu. Ixuu,
J. H. BYE,
rilYSICIAX 0 HUJtOJSOX,
Offlco mid Ki'sldenco with Dr. James Utile,
Mulit Street, Loruii, 0.
HAIN STREET HOUSE.
Wm. Waatlaka, - - - Prop.
Term One Dollar Pfrjlay, flood lloonn),
Table vrellMipiillril. Tiiuiflcnt Meals IS its,
Flra clugjt emnpl" lUuin atiacucd,
Alcohol aiul Poimliitlon.
Ouo ofthcKO tlayn hoiiio imli-pro-lilbltlonist
will go down into Mtilno
to mako a closo study of tho not
result of thirty yeurH of prohibi
tion in (lint state. Ho will prob
ably And it very diillcult to got nt
any .satisfactory fltatistlea of eou
HUinption, for alcohol 1h conytmicd
in forbiddon wnya and places in
Maine. Neither will lie find it easy
to fceeuro truatworty records of tho
birth and death rate in that state,
which devotes littlo attention to
"slch now fancied notions." But
one thing will help him out won
derfully the United States Census.
In this he will find that Maine has
been standing almost still in the
matter of-population. By the cen
sus of 1850 it is given a population
of C03,lfi9, and was tho sixteenth
stato in tho union. Ten years lat
er its population bad risen to 028,
U7!), an increase of neatly 8 per
cent but the state had dropped to
tho twenty-second place in the list
of stntcs. The census of 1870 show
ed that tlioro had been an actual
decrease in the population in Main
to 670,910 a falling oir of J per
cent while the state stood one
notch lower on the roll.- After an
other ten years tho population had
risen to 648.930 an increase of 3.01
per cent, or less than that of any
other state in the union except Ver
mont. In 18S0 Main stood twenty
soventh In tho list of states. Dur
ing tho thirty years from 1850 to
1880 the population only increased
a small fraction over 10 per cent
while that of the union had more
These figures would form a basis
for some interesting speculation
upon the theory advanced by M.
Fournier do Flaix in Revue Sci
entifique. In this ho maintains
alcohol to be an alimentary ele
ment whoso consumption should
depend directly upon tho requir
ments of the climate, and the na
tions which hnvo the most vital
powers, the greatest wealth, and
tho best morals are those which
consumo tho most alcohol. In sup
port of this conclusion he furnish
es tabular statements to show that
not only in the French depart
ments, but in all other countries,
that tho birth rate is lower and
the death rato higher whero tho
consumption of alcohol is small,
Further, his figures show that
neither criminality nor suicide is
in proportion to alcoholic consump
tion. In England more alcohol is
consumed than in France, und yet
in Franco M. do Flaix points out
that tho birth rate, the death rate,
tho statistics of crime and suicide,
arc less favorable than in England?
Comparisons for Italy, Spain, Swe
den, Norway, Denmark, Russin,
Austria and Germany show ana
As Mr. Ghulstono is just now
probably tho most talked of man
in the world, M. tie Flaix uses his
habits to clinch his plea for alcohol.
Ho finds that the ox-prime minis
ter takes every day two glasses of
claret at lunch and two at dinner
with a glass of port wine. His con
sumption of alcohol has been esti
mated by his son at seven gallons
a year, or three and a half times
tho average consumption per head
in England and four and a half
times tho average in Europe.
It would bo interesting to know
Mr. Blaine's avorago consumption
of alcohol, and wheather ho takes
it in claret, port or Littlo rock and
ryo1 Chicago News.
Aug. 7, 1880.
Mrs. Keller is sick.
Itev. Harvey Oglo and family
are the guests of his father.
The circuit convention was well
atttonded. Rorvices opened with
preaching by ltov. A. C. Kelly, Fri
day, at 2 p. m. In tho evening tho
programme was conducted by ltov.
W. H. Mitchell: First, an essay
by A. Hutchinson, also an essay by
Eva Hutchinson, subject "How to
mako revival results permanent;"
followed with an essay by F. W,
Dollison. Tho three subjects wero
then discussed by Row L. C. Sparks,
ltov. Kolloy, Rev. Ogle, and Rev.
, IT. Miteholl. Preaching Satur
day at 2 p. in., and evening at 7,
Sunday at 10:80, by Row Daniel
Rickets, also Sunday evening, by
Rev. Oglo. Thursday closed our
convention. "Wo think tho people
should all got good with so much
Rev's. Kolloy, Mitchell, nnd
Sparks, wove tho guests of Thos,
Hutchinson nnd wife, Friday even
ing. Miss Eva Zolgler has returned
after an absenco of apparently a
A crowd of flibisonvlllo's best
ladles and gentlemen attended a
party at Mr. Rlcketts' Tuesday
night; n Jolly time is reported,
Mr. F. A, RluknttH and family,
Hare tine, start for their now homo
in Indiana next Monday, May
mihnorirv mill linnnincss ho nvir
JlOjrs JS tllO WISH 01 4U1)J)Y,
A DEMAGOGUES HOWL.
Es Gov. Novos Speech nt Ilcnnbllcaii
yfiitc. Con volition.
We hnvo had a year and a half
of this administration, tho chief
distinction oi wnicn nas neon tne
vetoes by the President of scores of
Dills, granting small pensions to
our bullet-riddled veterans.
Just name a fow "bullet-riddled"
Vets whoso bills for pension have
boon vetoed. And at tho same
time tell tho people, whom you
are trying to mislead, that tho
claims of all these "bullet riddled"
veterans have all, or nearly all
been examined by a Pension Bur
eau, presided over and controlled
for tho last twenty years by Re
publicans, and rejected as un
worthy. So long as thewo "bullet
riddled" mourned the hardness of
heart of Saint Dudley, ami his Re
publican coadjutors, no word of
condemnation was heard from
Bob Kcnncdy'sgrooni, but when a
Democratic administration does
like things, the fatherly soul of
this old demogogue is torn to atoms.
Bah ! Go howl to the moon.
No Map of the United States.
Washington cor. Indianapolis News.
It will be surprising, perhaps, to
tho public to know that, after
spending $8,000,000 In surveys,
there is still no actual map in ex
istence of tho United States. Tho
coast survey und the llydrographic
Ofllce have prepared a reasonably
accurate map of our coastline, but
the internal surveys have been so
inaccurate and imperfect that riv
ers, mountains and towns have in
many cases been located on previ
ous maps as much as live miles out
of their true position. This is, of
course, especially true of those
points remote from railroads, which
have, of course, been less accurate.
The new map now in preparation by
Colonel Powell, 'would occupy the
floor space of a room in an ordinary
dwelling house, and will be abso
lutely accurate within the limit of
the scale of feet upon which it has
been prepared. It will take about
a year to complete this and when
done it will be the only accurate
map of the United States in exist
ence. The astronomors have long
claimed to have prepared a more
accurate map of the tho moon at a
distance of 250,000 miles than has
yet been made of the Stato of New
Yorkfrom surveys made upon tho
ground. Theso maps, however,
have been made by means of pho
tography, and hence are more ac
curate in their outline thau could
have been obtained by hasty t.'ian
gulations. Major Powell's map,
however, will bo as accurato a rep
resentation of the geographical lo
cation of the mountains, rivers and
towns of our own country as the
queen of the night. He has also in
preparation a dictionary of altitude
by which ho will set at rest the
long mooted question as tho rela
tive sea level of tho Atlantic and
Pacifiic oceans. According to rail
road levels heretofore made, tho
Pacific is supposed to stand about
four feet above tho level of the At
lantic. Within a year Powell will
have settled this question.
Tho short code of moral nnd phy
sical philosophy which somobody
attributes to Abraham Lincoln, and
which is now going the rounds of
the press, reads moro as if it had
been formulated by Henry Ward
Do not worry.
Kat three square meals n day.
Hay your prayers.
Think or your wire.
Jlu courteous to your creditors.
Keep your digestion good.
Steer clear orhllllniiancMi.
flo slow anil go easy.
It Is superficial and Inade
quate. Worry is a bad thing,
but not the worst In the world; some
men don't worry enough. Three
square meals a day are too many
for sonie people. It is necessary not
only to say your prayers, but also
to mean them. Let your affection
for your wife take a moro practical
form than thought. Yon owo some
thing besides politeness to your
creditors; pay 'em. Sometimes an
attack of indigestion or biliousness
has an excellent effect in starting
up a torpid eonsofonco. Everybody
exorcises; tho thing is to exorcise
in tho right way and to the right
extent. Go slow and easy, but not
all tho time; If you do, you will bo
an octogenarian before you arrive.
Go like tho very douco when cir
cumstances require It sounds, wo
say, more like 1 lenry Ward Buechor
than like Abraham Lincoln part
icularly the nmxlm with reference
to tho treatment of creditors.
Tiikui: is not a greater old blath
erskite In Ohio than Ex Gov, Noyti.
How to Settle Lubor Troub
les. There Is only one way to settlo
and heal all the existing troubles
between employer mill employe,
und ns I am feeling quite generous
to-day I do not mind imparling it
to the public. Let employers pay
as generous wages as possible and
employe fslilhfnlly earn their wa
ges, and all hands treat each other
as members of a common human
brotherhood, nnd then things will
move, along tolerably smooth. Of
course, this plan will nt be carried
out, but It costs nothing to submit
it. All our labor troubles have be
gun with great corporations, and
from thence extended into the
smaller and more diversified indus
tries. The origination of these
troubles is the enormously dispro
portionate salaries paid to a limited
number of persons, and tho miser
ably small wages paid to tho mass
of the employes. I take it that in
some of these great corporations
fifty men can bo found on salaries
whose combined earnings annually
are equal lo the combined annual
earnings of from 100 to 1500 other
employes who are under them, and
00 per cent, of whom rank the
higher-paid men in general char
ter and ability. This disproportion
of salaries in our immense corpor
ations is tho bane of our industries
and the real source from which all
our troubles ramify in modified
forms. When we find men in these
positions at salaries of ifOOOO, $10,
000, or $15,000 coolly asserting that
the great mass of employes under
them ought to bo content with
wages enough to board and clothe
them we may expect trouble, dis
content and even violence. It is
almost time that the stock and
bondholders of our corporations
should set some radical reforms on
foot. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bring the sheep up at night and
give each a meal of oats. If pas
turage becomes short allow cut
straw and hay.
Early-cut hay Is best for full
flow of milk when fed to cows, and
will produce butter not crumbly
Secure early, before fall rains
or winter snows begin, a bountiful
.supply of dry straw to use about
and under tho stock at night.
(ive tho young turkeys meat
throe times a week, and force them
in growth as much as possible, in
order to secure large size by Thanks
giving. A mixture of several kinds of
grain for feeding stock is always
better than one kind alone. Variety
ingrain is as important as variety
in bulky food.
Why will not the owners of
worthless orchards destoy thorn and
remove a nuisance ? Such old orch
ards breed destructive insects,
which scatter in all directions.
Select one tree In your orchard
and give it an ample dressing of
manure ami wood ashes. Then
compare its growtli and productive
ness with others not thus fertilized.
One of our sheep breeders, says
the Indiana Farmer, who tried the
recommendation of a pint of sweet
milk with an egg stirred in it, says
it cured tho scouring in every case
in his (lock.
Tho Ohio Experiment Station
recommends as an elUcicnt remedy
for the cabbage worm a mixture of
one ounce of pyrethrum with four
ounces of buckwheat Hour,, applied
with a bellows.
Tho small Yorkshire is an ex
cellent breed of hogs for crossing on
common stock. They are white in
color, maturo very early, and make
a largo proportion of pork for tho
amount of food provided them.
In theabsence of meat, potatoes
bniledin milk, where there is plenty
of the latter, Is an admirable pre
paration for feeding to young, grow
ing chicks, A mixture of one-third
comment and wheat brim with the
above will make tho young chicks
grow wonderfully ir given fresh
every day. The best food for set
ting hens is plenty of good, sound
whole corn. They should have
plenty of frosh water to drink.
Owing to the trouble of climb
ing trees and the risk of bees leav
ing for parts unknown, and tho gen
eral hard Work and excitement at
swarming time under old methods,
thousands of farmers In good honey
localities are without bees, being
iinnwnro that under modern treat
ment ellmbluK trees Is not called
for, and bees do not got into tho
woods unless they are grossly neglected,
Fanner Jone.s'fl "Wise Say
infrH. Every promise is a debt.
No lose without a thorn.
A sin confessed In half forgiven.
There Is no love without Jealousy.
All are not saints wiio go to church
Hatred renewed Is worse than
Hear the othor side and believe
The feast passes and tho foci re
mains. There's no worse Joke than a true
The sheep that bleats loses a
Never do evil that good may come
Think much, speak little and
Never was a mewing cat a good
There is no worse thief than a bad
What tho eyes see not, the heart
Lip courtesy pleases much and
No one ever became poor by
Everything may be borne except
It is no honor for an eagle to van
quish a dove.
He is not a good mason who re
fuses any stone.
To make the cart go you must
grease the wheels.
Every fool is wise when he holds
Nothing can como out of a stick
but what is in it.
It is no time to play chess when
the house is on fire.
Hear, see, and say nothing, if you
would live in peace.
Never let the bottom of your purse
or mind be seen.
Don't bite till you know whether
it is bread or stone.
Every potter praises his own pot,
and most of all the one that iscrack
ed. There never was a shoe however
handsome that did not become an
A First-C'Iasa Mascot.
"You may not loan mo a cent,
but you can't keep me hungry,"
said the tramp. "I can rise above
circumstances, I can. Do von see
Ho drew from his pocket a thing
which looked like a rag with a
button sewed on it. It had evi
dently been a part of a blouse or a
pair of over-alls.
"There is several year's board in
that. I call it my mascot. Talk
about your philosopher's stone.
This lays over everything."
"You tell me how, and I'll loan
you ten cents."
"Go yer. It's this way. There
are about 300 restaurants in Chica
go. Some area littlo high-toned,
but the majority go. Some are 5
cents, but there are about 250 that
cares for their reputations. I
works it this way: I goes in and
orders up a square. I eats it. I
ortlers up a plate of corn beef hash,
or something soft. I worries the
most of it down. I slips my mascot
into the fodder. Then I harpoons
it with a fork and holds it up to
public gaze. I gets very indignant
and hammers on the table. I get
sarcastic and asks whero tho rest of
tho overalls are. Then they apolo
gizes. I roar some more and starts
for the door. If they suggests pay
I talk loud. But they hardly ever
talks pay. They are so anxious to
get me shut up that they are glad
to see me go at any sacrifice. That's
tho whole business. Don't give it
away for I don't want any common
tramp to work it. Gimme that ten
cents. So long. Ciieayo Inter
Ocean. There has seldom been a moro
Impressive example of how idle is
envy; of how little tho adventitious
circumstances of lifonirect the hap
piness depends upon what ho
makes of his own lot in life. If
those wlio see evidences of the fa
vors of fortune showered upon in
dividuals about them are led to
think by this, and many other
events that hnvo preceded It of
what may bo the reverse sido of
tho picture, It will be likely to in
duce the reflection that the good
fortune of life is not so equally be
stowed after all. "The tools are
to those who can use them,"
ami because men have gilded tools
put in their hands It by no menus
follows that they are using them
even for that material comfort
which thoughtless people conceive
to bo tho most desired of posses
sions, Jluxtnn Wnrlil.
A Cincinnati poet says; "Oh,
bury mo deep," And they can't bo
in too big a hurry If there aro any
more verges m his s-J.k pocket.
Council for Dei'endant.
lie could bombard any Jury with
warm pathos and great fury, and
convince them that tils client
wasn't guilty of the charge;
Ho could cabbage a retainer,
making sure of the remainder,
when ills client was acquitted, and
'twas usually large.
He could manage a venire with a
challenge that was fiery, or crosn
question any witness in a manner
that was cro."s.
He could show the Judge that
his rutting showed a lack of legal
schooiing.and refer him to (lie atat
ute of the late amended law.
He could sass the opposition till
they wished him in perdition ami
could sling them cutting answers
at a most illegal rate.
For his case was always surest
and his client was the purest, and
seemed always in his glory when
lie bucked against the State.
Ho was handy with a capias, or
a write of corpus habeas, or could
get a change of venue if stern Jus
tice looked too sure.
Ho could quote from Coko and
Chitty, with his own additions,
witty, till the judge would uso his
mallet, and tho room bo in a roar.
But the sheriff, Death, has culled
him, and in his last casb installed
him (rosewood), and hliuseir is
suppllent to the Bar of Last Re
sort. And unto the great evangel ho
will swear ho was an angel; plead
his own ciiho with great fervor
there before a higher court.
Those who know him are quite
sure lie will confound the high
born jury till lie causes a division
o'er the question, "Is he washed."
And by force of all his plerdlngs
get a stay in the proceedings till
the prosecution wearies and the
old indictment's squashed. -it. W.
Jlellaw in Detroit Free, l're:a.
The following scrap of a letter
was picked up in front of Atlanta,
A Spencer ball bail ended the lot
tor whero It ends; whether it also
ended its witty author wo shall
probably never know. One can
not read such thoughts without
wishing their author a bettor fate
than dying in the trenches:
In the Trenches before Atlanta.
August 15, 1801.
My Drah Wiki:: Your war
worn husband takes his pen in
hand in a strange laud on a foreign
strand, My ink is pale, I havo no
ale; my paper is poor, so is my
grub. Our quarters in camp are
passible, but quarters in my pock
et are not. Last night I had a
wagon bolster for my pillow, while
I was covered by a shoot of water.
I long for more biscuits and less bul
lets. I low I wish you wero here. The
farther I get from you tho better
I love you. That you may know
how wo work in spito of tho cussed
Yankees, I send you u diary of our
"At five o'clock called out by a roll
of tho drum from roll in the mud.
No rolls of bread. At six to seven
shoulder spades, throw up earth
also my yesterday's rations. At
half past seven another roll of the
drum and wo roll logs. Filing into
line, as well as defiling my breech
es, with ttio sacred soil of Georgia
drawing ramrods, but drawing
no pay. No shelling out by the
Government, but a cussed sight of
shelling by the Yanks.
"At nine a. in. more drilling, but
none of tho cotton kind wherewith
to Increase my shirt supply from
its present supply of one.
"At ten como more spudular re
searches into the geological forma
tion of the earth.
"At eleven corps takes a chew of
tobacco. At twelve seo signs of
dinner. Tho skippers throwing up
works on a hog's Jowl, to resist the
attacks of Captain Cook.
"My eyes are sunken so far into
my head that I can look down my
throat in my restaurant depart
ment. I would make a first-class
telescope. I have three glasses
Here tho bullet cut tho letter.
Who can furnish tho remainder?
Don't forget tho grant! Harvest
Excursions to tho Great West over
the O., H. V. & T. R'y, on Sept. 7tli,
and 21st. One faro for the round
trip, For further Information call
on or write, C. W. Soiiwr,Nici:,
Mr, Sherman's linusuutMnnHlloId
Is at the highest point In Ohio, and
In the divide between' the Ohio
river anil Luke Erie, The altitude
Is 1,300 feet ahotu tho level of tho
A LESSON OF THE DAY.
How Little Men Know of
tho Troubles of Their
A thought brought home to the
mind with especial force by late
occurrences in this vicinity is how
little men know of tho cares and
the troubles of those about them.
Peoplo are prono to depreciate
their own good fortune in the world
and magnify the success of others.
Most often, perhaps, is this the
case In tho view lat(en of the hap
piness of nipii poxsosod of appar
ent woalth. Wealth is assumed,
especially by those who have littlo
of it, to bring inevitable comfort
ami happiness. There was an old
story, told to tho youth of un
earlier generation, of a barefoot boy
who was In the habit of seeing an
other lad roll by him each day in a
carriage, and who came to repine
that his fate bad not been so fortu
nately cast as that of this pampered
scion of wealth. One day tho envi
ous lad obtained a view of the
Interior of the carriage, and,
found the Inmate of It to be a help
less cripple. There aro older peo
ple who may well take this lesson
homo to themselves. The heart
knoweth Its own bitterness, and no
heart is without trouble. Skele
tons stniid.in many more closets
than the world wots of. "Let no
man bo envied till tho grave has
closed over him," was tho remark
of a philosopher who had had a pro
fou nd observation of human life.
The business of money-making
at its best is a heavy thorn upon
tho sensibilities of men. Many fail
where one succeeds In It. 3lany
men nppear to succeed when their
wliolo life is a struggle against fail
ure, a perpetual light to prevent
ruin. Others, still worse, oaoh day
engaged in an encounter to ward off
both ruin and disgrace. The cares
of business weigh upon tho mind as
much as the cares of poverty. Tho
one Is a straight, simple effort for
subsistence. It presses hard at
times, but It is without complica
tions, and when tho day's work is
ended the toil of effort in itself in
sures slumber. Wo aro referring,
of course, to tho toll of the laborer
who has work and is free from care.
In our land honest labor is almost
always secure of subsistence; the
utmost privation that is needed is
in tho self-denial of moro or loss of
tho luxuries of life. As the laborer
sees men reveling in their luxuries
ho is apt to repine as to what for
tune baa denied himself. Ho for
gets the compensation possessed In
sound health and clear conscience.
Here is tho most substantial hasis
of all for happiness, and next to it
comes the cultivation of a spirit
that asks only for such luxuries us
are reasonably within reach.
Tills might bo easily learned as a
lesson of what wo have seen within
tho week not alono that wealth
fails to bring happiness but
that the apparent possession of
wealth is often delusive. Riches
are only relative to human needs.
Micawbor's humorous estimate of
them is sound, good sense. Here
was a man in tho receipt of salaries
that aggregated many thousands
of dollars, and with opportunities
that seemt'l to tho superficial oyo
greatly beyond this; yet, with it all,
ho was poorer than tho poorest.
He had no money through years of
his life that ho could call his own.
Ho lived like the man In tho fa
miliar tale, Imprisoned In a dun
geon, who saw tho walls dally clos
ing around him, and faced with
each uprising an Inevitable fate .
that advanced ono step farther.
What a satire on happiness was
such a life, and how terribly tragic,
was tho sceue when tho end at
length came when tho last subter
fuge was exhausted, and there
wore only enough hours remaining
to allow a full contemplation of the
character of the close that must
Tho chestnut gong If It Is not
already Itself a chestnut should
have rung an angry peal when
Senator Piatt rose in tho Republi
can Convention In Cuunetlcut and
"arraigned tho Demooratie party
for the"defenseless condition of the
nation." Who hud the manage
ment of the national defenses for
twenty years before tho Democrat
ie party camo into power? What
party spent an average of $20,000,
000 u year upon tho Navy during
twenty years of peace and left the
government without an eifectlvo
war vessel? Senator Piatt's party
to ho wire- I to succession of Rob
esous, Thompsons and Chandlers
explains the ''defenseless condition
of the country," und If Mr. Piatt
were truly lioiieM lie would Jtuvo
iKiiuutoa it. .v. r. nvwi.