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THE OHIO DEMOCRAT.
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VOL. I. NO. 17.
LOGAN, O., SATURDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1886.
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deposits, discounts paper, and buys anil sells
BANK In contral room In the Jnmcs
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Partition of Lands, Dower, Foreclos
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Sale of Lands by Executors, Administrators,
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accounts and Kettleinents prepared.
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Vint o)a48 bainplo Keotn, attuu
'ranslmif MubIs eta.
Child of tho grand old Autumn!
October flostctli by,
A regal grace on her sun-klsscd faco
And light In her beaming cyo;
Over her polished shoulders,
To tun dull and fading gnus,
Tho golden brown ol her hair flows down,
As her springing footsteps pass.
She will breathe on tho dim oiil forest,
And staining of crimson light.
Llka tho blushes that Bpoak
On her own bright cheek,
Will fall on tho leaves to-night;
And the mellow light of Die dawning.
When tho first faint sunboams play,
And tho flushes that rest
On the sunsct'B brenst,
She will leave on tho trees to-day,
She will tap at the cottage window,
One tnp with finders cold,
And the fire will bu bright
In the hearth to-night,
As It was in the nights of old;
And tho hearts will draw closer together,
In tbe light of tho cherry flamo,
Whllo fond lips will bless
For their happiness
Tho sound of October's name.
Then huc'11 touch tho treo tops softly,
And n carpet all fresh and sweet,
In colors as bright.
An the rainbow's light.
Will fall other fairy feet;
Homctlmcn sho wooes tho Summor
By the light of her magic smile,
Hoinotlmen sho calls
At tho frost-king's halls,
And bids hlui rclgn awhile.
Then when tho hills arc woven
With many a tinted strand,
When a vail of romanco
(Llko the bright clouds diuicc.)
Is wrapped over fc and land,
Llko a dream that ls.wlld with splendor,
Like tho sun at close of day,
Llko tho visions that rest
In a maiden's breast,
October will float away!
The Commcdy of Errors
Enacted Under the Direction of Mr
l'nmillinrly Known Over the Stnto ef
Ohio as "Little HrcccheH."
Columbus O., Oct. 14. The Peni
tentiary Jius always been a fruit
ful source of newspaper gossip, but'
never before was it worked so
closely as it is now, and never be
fore was such sensational new.s ob
tained as at present- Is it not a
strango circumstance that all al
leged facts as to convicts being
skinned after death and as to steal
ing and malconduct on the part of
ofilcials were known at the Govern
or's ofllce some time ago, but were
carefully witheld until tho cam
paign should be fairly on, when
they were to be sprung on a horrified
public. The plan laid was to have
all possible testimony ready for the
grand jury sitting u month before
election and then to bring indict
ments against ft number of tho of
ficials of the penitentiary, so that
the effect might bo at its fullest
force at the time of election. Thero
never was any intention of prose
cuting tho officials on these indict
ments as it was known that no one
culd be convicted on such testimony
as could be obtained, but tho find
ing of tho indictments would have
just as much influence on tho voters
asjthe fact, that later on the accused
were found guilty of tho charges
Tho Prosecuting Attorney, n Re
publican, accidentally elected to
his present position, was used as
ono of the most important means
to this much desired end, and was
found a very willing factor iir the
great scheme. Ho was to fix tho
grand jury and present tho testi
mony as arranged by the Governor's
private secretary. Hon. O. L. Kurtz
He did as directed except that he
slipped up on fixing the jury, and
now Franklin County, which atone
time seemed sure to go Republican,
this fall, will elect every candidate
on the Democratic County ticket.
The result is not very flattering
to Mr. Kurtz as a political manager
and it is said that partly on account
of his miserable failure and blun
ders he is not held in such high
esteem by the Governor as former
ly. In fact tho people who aroln a con
ditiouto know, say that thero is a do
cided coolness between Kurtz and
tho Governor, who thinks that his
private secretary deceived him as
to tho importance of the ovidonco
obtained at tho penitentiary. Gov.
Foraker is a very hasty man, ilies
off tho handle without a moments
notico docs rash and absurd things
In thobolldf that they are heroically
firm and prompt measures, and
that he is another Andrew Jack
son, allows himself to got in ft rago
boforo iiis clerks and visitors, and
is altogether au injudicious, weak
man for tho high position he holds.
Whon theroforo Ids private secre
tary gavo him tho skinning affida
vit of tho notorious liar, Convict
Nye, and told film he had plenty
of reliable corroborative ovidonco,
tho Governor thought to electrify
thoBtate and settle It that he in tho
most original Clilof Exooutlvo that
tbe Btato bus over Intel by putting
that affidavit in IiIh speech, which
Wis written with much euro ii
couple- of weeks boforo ita dol ivory,
Tho Saturday night before the Me
tropolltian Opera House meeting a
reporter on one of the Sunday pa
pers hoard of the affidavit and
went to Secretary Kurtz to ask
about it. Tho Governor was hop
ping mad. and thinking ho was
about to loso tho most sensational
part of his speech, cuved around
tho ofllce with his face so red that
tho clerks were afraid ho was about
to have an apoplectic fit. Tho re
porter, wanting no trouble, consent
ed to suppress the item, and the
storm blew over.
Tho Governor now wishes that
tho affidavit had been left to the
newspapers, for he has discovered
that there was not an Iota of cor
roborative testimony when he
read it to the audience at the Ope
ra house, and that his private sec
retary has got him into a most em
barrassing position. All the alleg
ed proof, outside of convict testi
mony, has been obtained since
Foraker's speech, and each state
ment is grasped as eagerly as a
drowning man clutches at a straw
on the current. In the face of all
that has been said by tho Republi
can plotters stand the afiidavits of
Dr. Nelson Obetz, and other Repub
lican physicians, to tho effect that
neither of tho convicts alleged to
have boon skinned was mutilated
in the least. Tho report was given
out that Pat. Ilarlnct's body was
skinned. Mr. William Foley, the
Coroner's popular and efficient
clerk, declares that it is not so. Mr.
Foley is a highly intelligent gentle
men, having been educated for tho
priesthood, and deserted the road
to holy orders when attracted from
the path by the charms of an Irish
lass, whom ho did not marry after
all. His honesty and truthfulness
are proverbial in this city, and
his correctness is well known to
tho newspaper men, who rely upon
him solely for the details of all
events coming within tho range of
his employer's department.
Mr. Foley is positive enough to
swear that no skin was taken from
tho body of Ilurtnet. As will be
seen, tho Governor is in a hole, and
the feeling against him was so bit
ter at one tiiuo there was consider
able talk or having him arrested
for criminal libel. Ho sees and ap
preciates the situation, and his
heart does not warm toward tho
private secretary. Tlioro may yet
bo a change in the office. Mr.
Kurtz might want to return to his
book store, you know.
Since this alleged investigation
began tho Governor's office has
been a sort of a news bureau, like
that run by William Cappoller a
few doors east on Stato street, and
Mr. Kurtz is the dispenser of items
to tli'e hungry-looking representa
tives of the Republican press. They
too "cuss" htm although they never
let the Governor or Kurtz hear
them, for all tardy men, Kurtz is
tho worst. Ho is tho least prompt
official in the Stato of Ohio, and
has a penchant for talking which
would keep him hanging over the
back fence all day if he were a
woman. Kurtz mysteriously hints
that "there will ho something to
night," and then he and George
Burton sneak off to hob-nob with
tho convicts over at tho penitonti
ary, who have become so familiar
with tho officials us to call thorn by
their christian names. An hour
is appointed for the Republican
correspondents to be at tho Gover
nor's ofllce, and at tlut time are
secrotly let in by tho porter, who
knows enough to "saw wood and
say nothing." Thon tho waiting
begins. Kurtz is novor on time
and tho journalists have become
completely tired of his dilatorincss.
They are very anxious to seo him
return to his book store, and will
quietly do anything to bring that
Tho methods used to procure
convict testimony would etornally
condemn the Foraker administra
tion if mado public.
Tlioro tiro convicts who havo
hinted at solitary confinement, tho
whipping-post and the ducking-tub
in this connection and, while what
thoy say is probably not true, tholr
statements are as worthy of belief
as those on tho other side.
If a Democratic nowspapor man
wero admitted to tho Penitentiary
as Kurtz is ho would have, In three
days, 20 time tho number of affidav
its obtained by Kurtz, and thoy
would not only ho more reliable,
but would completely rofuto thoso
published by tho mtichiuo Journals,
Tho prison olUcais aro couiplotoly
under tho control of tho Governor's
private Secretary and tiro compell
ed to do many things distasteful to
thorn in order to force- convicts to
something contrary to, tliolr will,
Tho result of tho investigation
has proved completely domoiilzhig
to the institution and nlthough a
new und very sovero method of
punishment has boon added to
those used by tho Democratic offi
cials, tho dally outbreaks on tho
part of convict.j ;haye,?bec(yno al
arming and the men In charge of
tho penitentiary have conio to fear
an insurrection among tho prison
ers. Every man who is a little
smart wants a soft place concocts
some He reflecting upon the honor
or efficiency of a Democratic ex
official, und hurrying off to Kurtz
with It, saves himseli from work
for several days, and, in many cases
secures a bench in an easy depart
ment while a weaker man is given
Ills old position. The Administra
tion started out well, giving prom
ise of success in both discipline and
finances. Now the dlsciplino has
gone to tho dogs, and, oven accord
ing to their own showing, the net
earnings for September wero sev
eral thonsnad dollars less than
those for August. Thoy juggle the
figures, however,. even at that, and
make it appear that the prison is
more than self-supporting, when in
fact, during September the cash re
ceipts and all collectable amounts
owing the Institution wero some
thousands of dollars less than the
actual expenditures- The labor df
convicts about the prison and for
the State, for which not a cent is
paid, is counted as so much a day
received, and what are called ex
traordinary expenses, which come
every month, aro not counted at
all. Tho result, while edifying to
the Republican State Committee,
will not prove so much so to the
tax-payers when they are call up
on to foot up the bills.
OUR EDUCATIONAL COLUMN.
Hocking County Test Ques
tions. Saturday, Oct. 10, 1880.
Any applicant detected in giving
or receiving aid In any way .shall
Do deprived of tho privilege of ap
pearing before the Board for tho
J. W. Filing', Examiner.
Timi: 1 h. 20 m.
I. What is a rule of syntax'.'
2. What are auxiliary verbs?
Name them. In what tenses are
3. How is the passive voice
formed? When used? AVhon is the
active voice used ?
4. How are sentences contracted ?
What is the object of contraction ?
5. Name five words in the Eng
lish language that havo each three
different case forms.
G. Write a sentence in which a
clause is used in apposition with a
7. Write a synopsis of tho verb
"write" in the indicative, subjunct
ive and potential modes.
8. What is a diagram? An ad
9. Diagram: Commend me to
the preueher who has learned by
experience what are human ills and
what is human wrong.
10. Parse italicized words:
speak clearly, you speak at all ;
Carve every word before you let it
J. W. Filinci, Examiner.
1. What is a primitive word? A
derivative word? How do they
compare in number V
2. How many sounds in tho word
3. When is the final "e" dropped
in taking tin additional syllable?
When is it retained?
4. How many elementary sounds ?
What do you understand by liq
5. Givo examples of tho difforcnt
sounds of "I" "s" and "c."
0. Mark accent and dofine: gor
geous, tyranny, decrepit, sacrament
7. Spoil correctly: gilloteon,
konk, pentatuko, igniteable, syng
ing, ostrasise, koiinifisure,. krisalisi
lesur and kallfornia.
u. r. history.
11. II. Alli:n, Examiner.
1. Why was this country called
America Instead of Columbia?
2. Uudor whoso administration
was Alaska purchased, and for how
3. Whou and uudor what elroum-
slances was West Virginia mudo a
4, Nanio six Indian Chlofs noted
in American history.
5. Relate the Trout Affair,
0, Niuno tho Goiioruls who com
manded In tho Army of tho Potomac,
7. What is a "protective tariff?"
8. How was slavery abolished
in the United States?
9. When, wheo, and to whom did
Gon.Rob't. E. Leo surrender?
10. What rights tire secured to
the people tn tho fourth amend
F. M. Gonnox, Examiner.
Tun: 2 h.
1. Whil t is the difference between
ratio and proportion? Give the roti
fer making tho last term of it pro
portion the same as the answer?
2. A mid B pay 1.7 for a quart
of varnish and 10 cents for the bot
tle; A contributes $1, H, the rest;
they divide the varnish equally,
and A keeps the bottle; which owes
the other, and how much ?
3. A man spent, ! of his money,
and then earned as much as lie
hud spent, and then had $21 less
than ho hud at first, how much
money did he have at first?
4. A sold pork for STJtf of its
cost, and thereby lost $3.33,1 on a
barrel. Required tho cost per bar
o. What is tho length of a hand
rail to a flight of stairs of 10 steps,
each 12 inches wide and 9 inches
0, The amount of a certain prin
cipal for 3 years, at a certain rate
per cent., is $""(), and the interest is
of the principal: what is tho prin
cipal, and what is the rate per
7. A, II, and C arc partners: A
put in $700; B, $000; C, $100; C's
share of the gain was $i!(i0; what
was the whole gain ?
8. A man owns a plot of 18 build
ing lots, asks a $1000 for the one
nearest the city, and $20, less for
each succeeding lot. What is his
price for tho lot farthest from the
9. A man can do a piece of work
in 5 days, and a boy in 8 days: the
man works 2 days alone and is then
as&isted by tho boy: how long will
it take both to complete the work?
10. If a steamer sails 9 miles an
hour up stream, how far can it go
down stream and back again in 14
B. If. Allicx, Examiner.
Timi: 1." in.
1. Why is one hour of time said
to be equal to fifteen degrees of
2. Bound the State last admitted
into the Union, and name its Cap
ital. 3. Locato tho principal coal, iron,
and gold regions in the U. S.
4. Explain why there is no dew
on cloudy nights?
0. Name and locate five Isthmuses
and tell what lands they connect.
0. Name a state bounded by
eight states, and name its princi
7. A starts from St. Louis with
correct time, but finds when he
stops that his watch is forty-live
minutes too slow; in what direction
lias ho gone and how far?
8. Where are tho days always
equal ? Why ?
9. Name tho plateaus of North
America. Givo their height.
10. What is the greatest longi
tude a place can have ?
T1IEOR Y AND PRA CTICE.
F. M. Goiido.v, Examiner.
1. What aro you doing to pre
pare yourself for tho business of
2. Give your method of teaching
a class in reading.
3. Of what benefit are teachers'
1. What means do you adopt to
teach your pupils to' think?
5. What methods do you employ
for tho prevention of tardiness and
0. Write live lines us a specimen
of your penmanship.
It llnnpened Onee.
You novor knew a good woman
to be sorry when a bad man re
formed, did you ? Well, it liuppon
ed once, thus: Once upon a time a
great editor was addicted to occas
ional and violent paroxysms com
monly known as sprees. When pre
pared to launch out on one, tills
great editor would send a hard
working, clover woman with in
structions to "work up" each day
"until furthor notice" two of the
topics "on tho list." This tho hard
working, clover woman did gladly
and well, and whon tho great edit
or would return where ho hud gotio
"on most important business" the
clever woman was paid u crisp $100
bill. Then tho great editor reform
ed and this clover woman, who
was as good us she was clover,
mourned, bolng only human, and
oven wopt ut tho great editor's ro
formation. ATvw York Graphic,
MUSIC IN OUlt ClIUHCII-ES.
Extract From the Sermon
of Bo Witt Tiilinngu, Sun
day, Oct. 17, 188.
In many of the churches of Christ
in our day tho music is simply a
I have not a cultivated our, nor a
cultivated voice, yet no man can
do my singing for me. I have noth
ing to say against music. The $2
or $" I pay to hear any of the great
queens of song is a good Invest
ment. But when the people assem
ble in religious convocation, and
the hymn is read, mid the angels of
God step from their throno to catch
the music on their wings, do not let
us drive them away by our Indiffer
ence. I have preached in churches
whero vast sums of money wero
employed to keep up the music,
and it was as exquisite as any
1 1 card on earth, but I thought at
the same time, for all matters
practical, 1 would prefer the hearty,
outbreaking song of a backwoods
Let ono of these starveling fancy
songs sung in church get up before
tho throne of God; how would it
look standing amid the great dox
ologies of the redeemed! Let the
finest operatic air that ever went
up from the Church of Christ get
many hours the start, it will be
caught and passed by the ho.-aium
of the Sabbath-school children. I
know a church whero the choir did
till the singing save one Christian
man, who, through perseverance of
the saints, wonts rigid on, and
afterward a committee was ap
pointed to wait on him and iihk
him if he would not please to stop
singing, as he bothered the choir.
"Lot thohc refiiM) to slut;
Who never knew oftind;
13nt chlld;iu of the Heavenly King
Should pca!: thrlr Joys abroad."
"Praise ye tho Lord: let every
thing with breath praise the Lord."
In the glorious time coming in our
cities and in tho world, hozanna
will meet hozanna, and hallelujah,
THEIIt MEMORY OF
Statesman Who do Not For
get the Countenances ol
Blaine's memory of faces is re
markable. Ben Butler remember everything,
Secretary Bayard Is gonial and
affable, but ho remembers facts
Attorney General Garland will
cull your name if you aro a racon
teur. Secretary Manning will be intro
duced to you ono moment and for
get you tho next.
President Cleveland can gener
ally remember a name and face
without much trouble.
Tom Reed, of Maine, doesn't
have much difficulty in calling a
name, and lie has a largo acquaint
ance. Senafor Sherman is fairly niie
cessful in his efforts to name a man,
but Plume, of Kansas, is the very
Postmaster General Vilas, who
meets more people in ono day than
all tho remainder of the cabinet
combined, is a marvel of identifica
tion. Dan Vorhees, of Indiana, does
not know nearly as many persons
as persons know him; neither does
Mr. Van Wyck, of Nebraska.
Secretary Endicott can remem
ber thoso who trace their ancestry
back to a protoplasm, but ho doesn't
lumber up his brain with the names
of many others.
Governor Long, of Massachusetts,
remembers names as well as faces,
and Gen. N. P. Bunks is another
whoso reputation in this respect is
oven greater than Mr. Blaine's.
Secretary Whitney is a good hand
tit remembering people, but Secre
tary Lamar has to bo introduced
over and over again to tho same
person boforo lie can phteo him.
The best hands u,"r6uiomborlng
faces aro tho young men of tho
Senate. Kena, of West Virginia,
has this gift to a remarkable de
gree, and so have Manderson, of
Nebraska, and Spooner, of Wiscon
sin. Dolph, of Oregon, is so forgetful
thot ho keeps his name pasted In
his hat for the purposo of Identifi
cation. Frye, of Maine, 1ms a mem
ory of pursons, and so has Harris, of
Tonuesoe. It takes a strong Inci
dent to make uiuoli of an Impress
ion on Mr, Harris' memory,
Morrill, of Vermont, and tho
mighty Edmunds nro forgetful
men, Tho story that Morrill lias
to be introduced to himself when
he arise.-) in the morning is notqiilto
true, but lie Is tilmot us bad as
that. Nobody knows whether or
not Mr. Edmunds can remember a
face, but It is tolerably certain ho
never bothers himself much about
it, excepting tho few months Just
boforo election. From a Washing
Never Drink During Busi
Moderate drinkers engaged in
pursuits calling for judgment and
acumen, and who use liquors during
business hoinw, end, with scarcely
an exception, as financial wrecks,
however, successful thov may bo in
withstanding tho physical con
sequences of their indulgence.
Thousands who retain their health
and are never ranked as victims of
intemperance lose tholr property,
wreck their business, and aro
thrown into bankruptcy because of
tippling habits during business
hours. Those men are not drunk
ards, and only clo-'e observers can
detect the influence of strong drink
in their deportment; but neverthe
less liquor gives them false nerve,
makes them reckless, clouds the
Judgment, and soon involves them
in bad purchases, worse sales, and
ruinous contracts. Sooner or later
it i.s .-hown that tho habit of tip
pling during business hours is a
forerunner of bankruptcy. Let
every such drinker review his bus
iness transactions for a series of
years and answer whether this
statement is not true. Chicago
Over the Ocean in Twenty
They are building a vessel in
Pittsburgh, which is expected to
reach New Orleans from that city
In as short a time as it now takes
to go to Cincinnati. An ocean ship
modeled on the same plan would
it is expected, reach Southampton,
England, from Halifax, Nova Scota,
in twenty-four hours. Mr. John
Dougherty, of Mount Union, Penu.,
is the inventor of this marvelous
craft. The vessel now under con
struction is to be 33 feet wide, 1G5
long on the water-line, and 175 or
180 feet long on deck, and will bo
built entirely of wood. Its weight
without tho engine will bo about
forty-five tons, and when it has the
engine and 230 passengers on board,
its draft will be less than six in
ches. On each side of it will be
two folding paddles, sinking deep
into the water. Tho paddles will
be open when going forward, so
that they move the largest possible
oody of water, but the change to
the backward motion will, by tho
agency of springs close the paddles
and thus reduce their resistenco to
a minimum. Tlioro will also bo
under the center of the vessel two
propelling poles, which are intend
ed to drive the vessel through shoal
water by striking the bottom of the
river. Mr. Dougherty calculates
that ins patent will so greatly in
crease the speed of trafile on the
river, that he will be able to make
the trip from Pittsburgh to Now
Orleans and back in a week tho
time now taken by the fastest boats
to make the round trip to Cincin
nati' He is confident that he will
bo able to reduce the time occupied
in crossing tho Atlantic by tho
shortest route, from Southampton
to Halifax, to twenty-four hours,
and that from New York to Cal
cutta to ten days. So far steam
navigation by land is much faster
than steam propulsion by water;
but thero are several plausible in
ventions now being tested that
may make water communication
much more rapid than tho swiftest
trains run by locomotives. But
what marvels aro possiblo to mod
orn science and invention. Tho
child is living to-day, who will not
only cross tho ocean in ono-third
the time it now takes, but who will
be ablo to circumnavigate tho
globo in an air-vessel From Deni
orcst's Monthly for October.
Multiplication of iho "piyj
To kill one" fly in March is estit
mated to lie as good a work as kill)
lug 8,100,000,000 In August, tho lm
crease and inultieatiou of the fly
population being figured as follows:
Ono fly on tho 20th of March is rep
resented by 200 on tho 21th of
April by 300 times 300, equaling
9.000, on tho 28th of May; by
27,000,000, (-a tho 2nd of July, and
by 8,100,000,000 on tho 8lh of Au
'I'lin lnri'fi flmirfnir mill nf '!mil.
ville, owned by Morrison, TlurtuoU
A- Fish, win? destroyed by tiro on
night of ith lust, About 1,000 bu
nf u'bntit und it hiiM'n iimomit of
corn and oats were destroyed,
Tho loss is estimated at $20,000.