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GRANT'S THE MAN!
BY P. BLISS
Tliia the mlrhty atinnt arlss, " Grants th man.
Orsnt's the nun !"
Bast and West, the watchword (lira,
"Urania the very man I"
Freedom run must erer stand i
Fieht. trlnmphsnt, ml the land.
W ho will take the task In hand
Grant's the very man.
Then rslhr for your leader, boya, rally for the
Rally for the (la, boys, rally In yhnr mlrbt.
Buckle on your aprons, -9'r i few more hides to
Rally for your leader, hoyn,
GnoU'$ iu itiy man t
Who withstood the Vlckabnrg hallf Grant's the
Orant'a the man.
Who at Richmond did prevail ?
Grant's the rery man I
WHO, when older ones looked bine.
owed he'd put the matter throngh?
Sho matt ftvry wont com tn f
UrwUt lAt very man
Who will to the White Bonae go? Grant'a the
Grant' the man
no rebellions schemes o'urttirow
.... ,)rnt thi-vorv man!
who will tan the K. K. K.'s?
Who Columbia' bannerralser
ho receive the nation praloet
Grant'a the Terr mas t
—Chicago Evening Post.
A TALE OF CHICAGO.
good steamer " Empire" lav swing
ing uneasily at her moorings in "the Chi-
ago River, on a bright August morning
in 1848. Hallways bad not then wrested
travel from the lakes, and the best ronte
from the Northwest to New York wu the
roundabout way by Mackinaw and Buffa
lo. Tho old block-house of Fort Dearborn
was still standing. The streets of the em
bryo city were innocent of Macadam or
Nicolson; indeed, the streets of to-day
were not at all, for the Chicago of that day
has been buried six feet out of sight The
old "Lake House" was a prince among
hotels. A glaring white two-story frame
rejoiced in the Bostonian name of ' Tre
mont," on the same corner where its
namesake now rears its colossal propor
tions, while where the "Sherman" now
stands, a blowsy red-brick flaunted the
same name in pretentious gilt letters on its
staring sides. McVicker's and tts " Cros
by's " were in the undreamed of future,
but the since Mayor was then proprietor
of a Thespian templo where Charles Din
din Pitt and Mrs. Jones, and other his
trionic celebrities of that day and genera
tion delighted the unambitious denizens of
what has since become one of the most
wonderful cities of the world.
A busy throng hurried to and fro on the
Wharf where the steamer lay, ready to start
on her long run around the lakes. There
was a summer pleasure-party, full of mer
ry jest and merrier laughter self ab
sorbed heedless of all the hurry and anx
iety and care about them. The merchant
from some interior town, Journeying to
New York to purchase merchandise,
clutched his valise closely, and, outwardly
calm, but inwardly perturbed and anxious
lest some abandoned wretch should steal
his trunk or pick his pockets, walked sol
emnly into the "grand saloon." All so
cial grades seemed to be represented, from
the self-possessed, traveled man of the
world, to the wide-eyed bumpkin from the
Threading his way daintily through the
throng, came a gentleman with strongly-
marked and not altogether pleasant,
though handsome and smiling features,
with faultless outSt and air of most im
perturbable aplomb. A plainly dressed
and Quite pretty woman leaned nervously
on his arm, and half accompanied, half
ioitowea mm. tier eyes bore traces of re
cent weeping, and her face wore the half
puzzled, hull penitent expression of one in
strong ciouot whether the present action
be criminal or innocent Stepping from
the wharf to the boat, she seemed to hesi
tate a moment: but her companion ig
nored any such suspicion, if he enter
tained it, and, moving rapidly and confi
dently forward, led her into the saloon.
were ne seated ner witn ceremonious po
liteness, and, telling her that she need do
nothing but wait until he attended to the
disposition of her baggage and secured
her state-room, he turned away, but, after
a step or two, returned, and, with an ap
pearance of respectful concern, said.
" It would be well, Mrs. Barnes, if you
would drop your veil. It would save you
from impertinent staring, and. perhaps
from annoying questions.
She glanced towards his face with a
slightly surprised look ; but he had turned
again and was walking away, with the air
of Jaunty assurance that sat so naturally
on him. She half rose, as if to follow
him, but immediately resumed her seat,
murmuring, "Perhaps he's right per
haps he's right," she drew her veil closely
over her face, and settled herself back
into the luxurious sofa with an uneasy
Her companion hurried out to the street,
and glanced up and down. Presently a
baggage-wagon drove up, from which the
driver lifted two large trunks, conspicu
ously lettered, "Mrs. M. E. Barns," and
carried them on board the steamer. Then,
approaching the gentleman we have re
marked, he said, with a k no wine erin.
" There, Mr. Jeremy, I've brought them
'ere trunks in good time, and I shall have
to have two dollars, for I've had to drive
fast, I tell you."
" Certainly, my man." reDlied he who
was addressed as Mr. Jeremy ; " three of
them, if you like." Then, handing the
inan a bank-note for five dollars, and alio
a folded and sealed paper, he added,
" Here, I shall give you five i but you
must promise to take this letter to some
one of the newspaper offices, and hand it
to the local editor ; but don't, under any
circumstances, tell them from whom you
received it Will you take the five, and
do this, or must I give the three to some
other messenger? '
" Oh, I'll take the letter, of course. But"
with another grin " do you think they'll
print it ?"
Mr. Jeremy betrayed a little surprise at
the man's manner, but answered, with a
" I guess so. Items are scarce."
Softly whistling a popular air, Mr,
Jeremy stepped aboard the " Empire."
The baggage-man looked alter him, admtr-
ingly, and muttering to himself, " You're
a sharp 'un. It don't make no difference
to you whether Cass or Taylor's elected,
so you gits the petticoats on your side,
know," he tumped on his waggon, and drove
away, well content with his afternoon's
The steamer's bell rang nut the last note
of warning ; the lines were cast loose, the
gleaming engine slid away with a cat li'.-.e
tread, the ponderous wheels shook off the
noshing spray, and the good steamer
" Empire," freighted with inanimate value
and pulsing life, bearing the buoyancy
jruutmui years ana pleasurable Intent, ana
the uneasy imaginings of unscrupulous
and ploting guilt, moved out on the bosom
oi tne laae.
'Itteanernoon or the succeeding day
was far advanced. The westurinS ...n
pierced his level lances through the veU
grimy shioko mat settled along the busy
river, and fur out across the green bosom
of the lake their golden points were
dimmed and blunted against the purple
east The clatter, rather that roar, which
was the business voice of the Chicago
that day, was dying into quiet, and over
vast regions where one now hears the
rnmhla of the horse-cars and the many.
' toned voice of traffic, the air trembled only
to the faint bell-note from grazing kine, or
. their mellowed lowing, as they lazily wan
The steamer "Baltic," from Buffalo
' diroct, had just arrived. The bnsthj
landing was almost over, and the knot
Idlers which sucn an event at mat uay
always drew, was mel'jig gradually away.
A eeutleman of thirty to thirty-five years
stepped briskly ashore, leading by the
hand a little boy of not more than five
years. Both were well but plainly clad.
Indicating a middle social rank ; and the
face nf the gentleman wore that expres
sion of pleasurable anticipation, not, in
deed, entirely unmixed with apprehension,
which one always ft els upon, ft return
Lome after lot? absenou.
" We'U wou be hom now, Hairy, JJJJ
- . . .
VOL. XVI.-NO. 23.
PEKllYSBUKG, WOOD CO., OHIO, Fill DAY, OCTOBEtt 2, 1808.
2.00 IX ADVANCE.
boy j and I shouldn't wonder if mamma
half chokes you with kisses."
on, I'm to giai to come nome: re
turned the boy. " I'm tired of boats and
water. Ana we ve got sucn lots oi nice
things for mamma, too; haven't wet"
" Yes, pet; and only think how lone
some mamma must have been all these
weeks, without her little boy."
uo caugbt tbe little fe ow tin in Ins
arms, and moved onward at a more rapid
pace. Along Lake street he greeted two
or three acquaintances with a brief nod to
each ; while they, unnoted by him, looked
alter him with troubled eyes and a com
passionate snake ot the bead.
1 reading his way rsmdlv and confi
dently, he turned up Clark street passed
under the shadow of the old court-house J
to Lasalle, and ap that street to a point
not many hundred feet away from tho
spot where tho great new buildings of the
"Young Men's Christian Association"
have recently been burned. Here he
turned off diagonally, and, crossing some
vacant lots, approached a low white cot
tage. He saw, as he came tip, that the
blinds were all closed, and the house
looked deserted and silent. But it was a
hot day, he said to himself, and behind tho
closea blinds musi ne tne fluttering cur
tains and cool shade of pleasant home.
" Besides," he thought, " she is not expect
ing me; I am more than a week ahead of
He stepped on the little stooo. and
turned the knob, but the door was locked.
Bidding the boy wait for him there, he
went to the rear door. That. too. was
closed and locked. He returned to the
front with surprise and anxiety, and the
shadow of gathering fear written on his
face. But he plucked up heart again when
he came back to the front and his little
".Fana, where is mamma r wnyaon t
we go in ?"
" Mamma did not expect us to-day, he
replied, with a dreary cheerfulness, "and
she has gone out to see some neighbors, or
shopping, may-be. But she'll be hack
Sresently, and we'll sit down on the step
ere, and wait for her."
But he rang the bell loudly, and listened
intently as its echoes sounded through the
deserted rooms, before he sat down, and
tried, with a troubled heart, to think
where his wife could be. Presently the
clicking of his gate-latch roused him from
nis unquiet thought, ana he lookca up
with an eager smile. But it was a neigh
bor, who advanced gravely, and replied to
his hurried questions only by wringing
his hand and holding out to him a copy of
a morning newspaper, folded down to an
indicated paragraph. He took it eagerly,
and the neighbor, walking quickly away,
leaned on the gate. Let us look over his
shoulder as he reads :
Ei.opMTr. Last eyenlnir, soon alter the de
parture of one of onr maenitlcent take steamers,
It transpired that the wile of a quite well-known
citizen had taken passage Tor Baflalo and the East
in pullty company with a young man who has con
trived to attract the admiration of our business
men by the boldness and success of his commer
cial operations, quite as much as that of their
aaugniera ana wives ny me personal graces.
Ttie run-away seems to have been conducted In
the moat deliberate manner. The gentleman,
within a few days, baa closed np all his outstand
ing bnslness, announcing his purpose to remove
from the city; and the lady, up to within a few
aouni oi ner oenanure, naving conTinnea me ap
parent course of her life with the ntmosl sannfroiti
making engagements with lriends and neighbors
or days still in tne luinre, ana ostentatiously De
walling the absence of her husband, whom press
ing business ca!ld to New York several weeks
ago. On the whole, we have rarely heard of a
case exnimting a cooler aepravuy. xne parties
namea we annurcss. for obvious reasons.
1iler Since the above was In type, we hnve
learned that Mr. B-rn-s Is accompanied in New
York by his only child, a bright little boy of nve
yearaor tnereanouts. .-nr. j-re-y nas tnereiore se
cured his frail Inamorata free from any incum
brances of that nature.
His face grew white and rigid, as, first
rapidly, then with marvelous delibera
tion, he read the damning paragraph, and
ne clutched the paper till the letters tnere-
on left their impression in the dank mois
ture that stood on his nngers. His little
boy had leaned his head upon his lap, and,
wearied with the long summer afternoon,
had fallen quietly asleep. By and by the
paper dropped from his relaxing fiugcrs,
and, lifting his child in his arms, he turned
his steps once more to the rear of his de
serted house. One or two vigorous push
es forced open the door, and father and
son, not in the anticipated loy and bright
ness of happy home, not with the glad
smiles and warm kisses of a beaming wife
and mother, but in silence and the bitter
ness of desertion, with a heartsickness and
sense of utter loneliness past expression,
trod again the familiar rooms. Let us
imitate the example of the pitying neigh
unr, nam leave uiiii wnn nis eriei.
i wenty-tour hours alter, looking al
most as if twenty-four years had left
their traces on his kindly features, he
called to Mr. Gage, the neighbor who
brought him the paper on the preceding
evening, asking if he could give him an
nour. Mr. uage entered bis bouse, ex
pecting to be asked for all his knowledge
with respect to the disappearance of Mrs.
ttarnes, ana leu a vague sense oi renet,
mingled witb surprise, when Mr. iiarnes.
with a gravity deep and settled, but com
posed, entered at once upon quite diner-
ent matters; and throughout their whole
conference there was no allusion made to
the erring wife.
"I am about to leave the city, Mr. wage,
for a period which may extend over several
years, and wish to leave this property in
sucn sbape that it may be cared lor prop
erly, and ultimately returned to me, or to
my boy. I do not wish to sell, because my
raitn tn tne luture or Chicago is strong
tnd It any thing should happen to mo.
want liarry to prom by tne growtn 01 tnis
place, l o tnis end, 1 bave drawn up
lease, at a merely nominal rent, of the
whole property (which, you are aware.
includes threo lots), to run absolutely ten
years, and terminable after that period, by
giving six montns notice to the leasee.
This paper needs only my s'gnature and
the filling in of the name of the leasee to
complete it If you will examine it, you
win nnd it in due form. Will you accept
the trust (for so I regard it), and suffer me
to insert your name as lessee?"
" I will, Mr. Barnes. I do not desire to
exami.no it," as the other offered him the
Fa per. " I am content with what you say.
nsert my name at once, if it be your
"Thank you. There are no instructions
I wish to give, except that, as the rent falls
due, you win lorward it sun ect to my or
der, to the Bank of the Stute of Missouri,
at Bt Louis; but, uuder no circumttanut,
either seek yourself, or, so far as you may
be ablo to prevent, suffer any one else to
seek to discover my whereabouts. In good
time I will make it known to you. Have
I your promise 1"
" You have."
" Let us then execute this paper at once.
I forgot to say, that I would be glad if you
would dispose of all my household goods,
by auction or otherwise, as you may elect,
remitting the proceeds as before. My busi
neees affairs I have already placed in pro
cess of adjustment I shall start to-morrow
"Andy out son?"
" Goes with me."
The Chicago of had given place
the Chicago of 1367. Nineteen years had
wrought changes as radical and as marvel
ous as those of the kaleidoscope. Instead
of a provincial town, there was a coaaid-
erable city, and a city more full of energy
and vitality, aa well as of " brag," than any
city in tne world, flanking bad given
way to the pervasive "Nicolson;" long
rows of wooden "shanties" had yielded
up their standing-room to costly Btone and
iron ; bridge after bridge had spanned
sluggish river; the stream ltselt, from
mere muddy prairie-creek, had become
reeking sewer, to get rid of whose furtid
treats, was kt reject or anxious co,i4-
oration to more than two hundred thou
The shadows of a September evening
were slowly closing in, yet the roar of the
busy city did not seem to lull. At Inter
vals the horse cars went rumbling by,
packed full and running over with tired
men seeking their comfortable homes far
out in what had been commons and corn
Holds nineteen years before, and the tide
of hurrying pedestrians which flowed
along the broad sidewalks seemed to know
Near one of the busiest points of the
city, a little " fancy store " In a modest
wooden house nestled shyly between two
firetentious " marble-fronts." It bore on
u face the traces of a fermer era, and it
was evident that its successor would be ol
signally different style. Inside, a young
f;irl was daintily putting In order some
aces tumbled by a Just-departed visitor,
and slowly and tenderly manipulating the
soft meshes with all the feminine fondness
for the delicate web. Drawing a piece of
the foamy fabric about her white neck, she
turned to a little mirror behind the nar
row counter, and stood dreamily contem
plating its effect She was startled by a
quick tread and a rough btft manly and
pleasant voice :
" Pardon me, miss, but can you tell me
if these streets bear tho samo names they
did twenty years ngo?"
" I'm sure I don't know, sir," she replied,
with a little pout and blush, as she busily
folded up the lace with a half-glaace at the
amused face of the questioner. "Aunt
Mary can tell you all about it, though ;
and if you'll wait a moment, I'll call her."
She flitted away through a d.or at the
rear of the shop, but returned almost im
mediately, followed by a much older lady,
clothed in sober black, with a grave but
pleasant face, on which were drawn the
unmistakable lines of sorrow and tears,
but whose expression plainly showed that
these had not narrowed the heart nor em
bittered the spirit
1 he young man repeated his question.
" Yes, sir; the names are the samo, but
their features have changed in that time.
But surely you are too young to have
known there so long ago ?"
Aunt Mary slowly drew nearer to the
young stranger, her eyes fixed almost wist-
lully on the lresh, ruddy lace, while the
color which yet lingered in her rounded
cheek camio and went fitfully, and an un
wonted light moistened ami trembled in
the habitually pensive eye.
" l es, be replied, i knew tnem, nut
my recollection of them Is very dim and
faint I nm asking for my father, who
was very familiar with them then, and is
now looking about Just outside thurc to
see 11 be can identity some property h6
once owned in this vicinity."
"Pleaso ask him to step inside. Per
haps I can give him some information. I
have been familiar with this part of the
city for many years."
A paleness crept over tho kindly faco
as she watched the young man's elastic,
swinging tread, as he passed out to the
street. "How like t.i walk! camo
through her lips, more like the ghost of a
forgotten whisper than articulate sounds.
A book, which she had been reading, and
was still holding, was laid noiselessly
down, and, with hands clasped closely
against her bosom, she stood fixedly
watching the door.
Presently lather and son entered togeth
er. Calitorninn suns and Coloradnn winds
had browned the once thin and colorless
cheek ; tho dark locks had changed to
iron-gray, and the wild, free life of tho re
mote West, tho healthful toil and exposure
of the mine and tho camp, the cheery com
panionship of forest and river and moun
tain, while kcepingthe spirit fresh and free
from moody repining, had, even at that
period of life, broadened and strengthened
the frame. But all these changes could not
conceal . tho individuality, and Bobert
Barnes was as unmistakable in this halo
and deliberate mountaineer, as In tho hur
rying denizen of the city of nineteen years
This is my father, ma'am Robert
" Yes. madam ; Harry tells me you are
He stopped abruptly, and gazed at tho
woman before him, who, with streaming
eyes and parted lips, leaned eagerly to
wards him, and murmured, in tones choked
"Answaredl O inlinite Father! an
swered! Robert husband at last Oh,
at last I" and, tottering forward, she
seized his unresisting hand, and, clasping
it closely in both ner own, looked eagerly
into the bronzed face, where surprise and
Joy and love, and tho smouldering fires of
half forgotten anger and distrust, seemed
struggliug for supremacy.
He would have signed to the young peo
ple to leave them alone ; but she led him
still unresisting into her little sitting-room
at the rear of the shop, then, softly closing
the door, sho released his hand, and, still
looking into his face, said,
" Not one kiss for your wife, Robert,
after bo long so long!" and the low
voice choked, and the clumped fingers grew
white under each other s pressure.
" How is it possible, Mary?"
She laid her finger on his lips.
" Hush !" she said. " I can guess all
you would say." Hastily throwing open
a writing-desk, she took from it an old,
yellow, folded paper, and giving it to him,
continued, "Read that, before you judge
Tho writing was irregular and scrawl
ing, as if doue by one in great haste
with shattered nerves. Mr. Barnes read
the few lines three or four times through,
before he seemed to take in their full sig
nificance. Tbey ran :
New York, Angust "in, IRtR.
Mr Dkab Wirt:: Come to me at owe. Hurry
is verv 111, anil, worn out with csre and watching,
my own health is giving way. I send this by pri
vate band, to Mr. Jeremy, who will srrunge for
your departure, and pobiuly lua uccomp'tiiy yoa
part of the way. Kobkrt.
There was a brief silence. Then he laid
the faded letter softly down, and whisper
ing, with bated breath, " I see It all I see
all," held towards her his trembling hands.
A smile like the memory ot childhood
sunny mornings flushed through her lin
gering tears, and the weary burden
twenty years.seemcd to be lifted from her
life like tho mists of the night, as the
strong arms closed around her again, and
she heard the familiar voice, speaking
rather to his own heart than to her,
" How can I ever atone for these twenty
years of wrong?"
Oblivious of the young people waiting
and wondering in the next room obliv
ious of all tho world but themselves, they
looked in each other's eyes, and talked fit
fully for more than an hour; but there
ply to his first question disclosed all we
care to know.
Who gave you that letter?"
Mr. Jeremy. I did not know what
do. It seemed so unlike you to send
him, acd not to me direct, that I felt In
clined to doubt. But you were not
quite well when you left home, and;Mr.
Jeremy was your most trusted friend.
So trusted, you remember, itooert, inat
vou lauithed at me, as both vain and fool-
IbU, W11CU A UtKl bUlU uu, lUiuo UluubiM
before, that he seemed to be seeking op
portunity and encouragement for culpable
advances- and in verv shame I tried to Per
suade myself that vou must be right And
then, the thouir hnhat vou and Harry might
be dying, among strangers, a thousand
miles from me. w run it mv hsirt: and.
lowing my first Impulse, I started to go
fou on the same day he gave me the letter.
'. was the second day out before he threw
off the mask. At first I affected not
understand him, and tried to laugh :
that only encouraged him. Then I
pulsed him, and threatened to appeal
tne t-aputin 01 tne steamer lor protectloa
Pa; te taufited, J8 with my btlpleti
equivocal position; and finally, in his
anger and chagrin, ho threw off all dis
guise, and told me that the letter he had
given tne was written by himself, and
that he m spared no paint to commit me
irrevocably to his fortunes, and with dev
ilish malignity, he even showed me a copy,
a true one as I found afterwards, of an
article which he had sent to the press, and
which he assured me had then been circu
lated throughout the city. I was crushed,
but not conquered. I did appeal to the
Captain, who placed me on the first westward-bound
steamer we met nd within
five days after I started away, I was at
home again. But it was homo no longer.
I saw Mr. Gage, and he told me of all you
had done, but was slow to believe what I
had to tell. We have tried repeatedly to
learn your whereabouts; but beyond the
cold courtesy of the bank-oftWrs at 8t
Louis we could never penetrate. You
guarded your secret well.
"With the little money you left with
me, added to what Mr. Gage generously
advanced me, I opened this little shop.
God prospered mo abundantly ; and here
I havo remained ever since. In my in
most heart I knew you would come back
again some time ; and I have never closed
my eyes in sleep without praying God to
spare me to see that day. And now that
day has como. Oh, husband dear hus
band t the past is burlod out of sight, and
we are young again !"
"Is Mr. Gage still living
"No; he died two year? ago; but his
sons have succeeded to his business. Sev
eral years ago tho lots where we lived
were covered by huge business houses,
built by Mr. (ago. The rents paid for
them long ago, and, sinre then, neither
father nor sons would take a dollar of
their proceeds, but have regularly depos
ited them in a savings bank, to the credit
of " little Harry," ns they always would
call him. Of course, I would not touch
them without your consent Twelve
years ago my cousin Helen died, and left
me her flvo-ycar-old girl. You saw her in
the front room."
"Where is Jeremy?"
"Dead ten years ago. Mrs. Gage has a
letter written by him, a few days bo
fore his death, to her husband. I have
never seen it, but they have told me
that these facts are there stated, amid
much penitent protestation, substantially
as I have just told them to vou. God for
give me but It was bewildering work,
sometimes, to think of him with anything
There was along pause, broken only by
the scarce audible sobs that marked the
ebb of the storm of emotion which had
so lately swept through that quiet house.
One by one the street-lamps threw their
struggling buams into the settling dark
ness, and the roar of the day subsided
gradually Into the city's multitudinous
"voices of the night" Then she rose
softly, and said,
" Let us call in the children ; and when
wo have satisfied their wonder, you shall
tell me all your history through these many
m ail umcago s quarter oi a minion
souls this day. there are none more serene
ly and devoutly content than these "tried
and true. rutnam i Moiuiuy.
Patriotic Letter from Gen. John A. Dix.
NEW YORK. September 22.
Genkhai. John A. Dix, American Min
ister to France, has sent the following let
ter to a friend in this city. It was not
written for publication, but the gentleman
to whom it was addressed has consented
to give It to the public :
PARIS, September 4, 1868.
My Dr ab Sin : It was my hope that my
distance from home would liave saved me
from all participation in the political ex
citement prevailing there ; but I notice in
one of the newspapers a statement that I
am heart and hand with Mr. Seymour.
I am not awaro of anything, iii the pres
ent or the past, which could rightfully
subject me to such an imputation.
I have been acquainted with Mr. Sey
mour more than a quarter of a century.
He is an amiable gentleman, of unexcep
tionable private character and respectable
talents ; but you know as well as I that he
has not a single quaiincation tor the suc
cessful execution of the high official trust
to which he has been nominated, and is
especially deficient in the firmness of pur
pose which in critical emergencies is the
only safeguard against public disorder and
calamity. He has been twice, at different
times, Governor of tho State of New York,
and he has in neither case had the talent
or the tact to keep the Democratic party
of the State together more than two years.
I should regard his election, at this Junc
ture, when steadiness of purpose, deci
sion, and self control are so much needed, as
one of the greatest calamities that could
befall the country. Moreover, he has been
put in nomination by a convention which
has openly declared the purpose of those
it represents to pay the greater part of the
publio debt contracted to preserve the
Union in depreciated paper. Such a meas
ure would, in my Judgment, be a palpable
violation ot the public lattn pledged under
circumstances which should have been
binding on all honorable men. Seymour
has made public speeches to show that It
is eur duty to pay the debt in specie. In
accepting his nomination to the Presidency
he adopts the declaration that it ought to
be paid in paper. I know nothing so hu
miliating in the history of American poli
tics as this tergiversation. It was, per
haps, not unfit that Mr. Seymour, after
presiding, in 1804, over the Chicago Con
vention, which declared the war a failure,
should preside over the convention in
1804, in which a proposition to discredit
the debt contracted to carry on the war
was received with tremendous cheering,
and that he should bo the? chosen instru
ment to execute this act of national turpi
tude. I do not believe that the wishes or opin
ions of the great body of the Democratic
fiarty are fairly expressed in the proceed
ngs. They have nothing in common with
the statesmanlike view of the policy and
the high sense of national honor which
guided the party when Martin Van Buren,
William L. Yancey, Silas Wright, Lewis
Cass, and Stephen a. Douglas were among
its most conspicuous members.
I see but one source or safety for the
country under the existing circumstance?,
and that is the election of Grant In
his decision of character, good sense, mod
eration, and disinterested patriotism I be
lieve the oiuu will bave a lar better hope
ol regaining the position in the Union
to which it is entitled than under a man
whose political career has been in nothing
more conspicuously marked than in utter
Ipnrnuty ol purpone.
Independently of all these considera
tions, I should be greatly surprised if the
people of the United Stales were to elect
as their Chief Magistrate a man who was
making, at the Academy of Music, on the
4th of July, 18UJ, a speech deficient in all
the characteristics of an elevated love
country, at the very hour when Gen.
Grant was carrying the victorious arms
the Union into Vicksburg, and when thou
sands or our fallen countrymen were
pouring out their blood on the plains
Gettysburg, in defense of their homes and
the Government which Mr. Seymour was
doing all in his power to embaxraas and
I am quie willing you should show this
letter to any frienas who may take an in
turfiat in m v oninion in reeard to the ym.
lng election, and I am parlkxilarly desirous
of removing the impression, if it exists.
that 1 am in favor of Mr. Beymour, or the
repudiation of any portion of the public
I am, sir, very truly yours,
JOHN A. DIX.
An Eloquent Appeal.
Tint reply of the colored cltlwns of
South Carolina to the insolent Democratic
address which told them they might
choose between voting for Seymour and
Blair and starvation, is one of the most ad
mirable documents of the campaign. Con
trasted with the speeches of N ade Hamp
ton, Cobb, Semmes, Toombs and the other
Southern Democratic leaders, with the ar
ticle in the Southern Democratic papers,
and the action of the Georgia Legislature,
it is wisdom beside folly. But apart from
its excellent temper and its unanswerable
argument it contains a vivid picture of the
proposed Democratic policy toward that
part of the population of the United States
tor which it speaks. And that every
Northern voter may understand what kind
of peace is to be expected when Mr. Frank.
Uiair s policy or overthrowing tne ttoutn
ern governments by the sword is carried
out let htm remark this extract from tho
reply of which we speak :
" When your legislature met in I81VHW
you passed that Infamous black code which
is a disgrace to civilisation. In that you
denied us all rights in common with other
people In the State ; you by these acts de
nied our children the school-bouse ; you
imposed penalties upon us which were not
imposed on white men ; there were crimes
for which, if committed by a white man,
he was imprisoned, but if committed by a
black man he was hung. We submit to
you whether that course was not enough
to make us disbelieve every protestation ot
love which you make. Your laws provid
ed for taking and binding out our chil
dren, and subiectlng us to all manner of
disabilities. We could not pursue any
trade or calling in this State without a
written permission from some white man ;
we could not sell any article of barter
without the consent first obtained from
After declaring that such a policy neces
sarily alienaUd the sympathy of tho new
voters, and that if the Democratic leaders
had accepted in good faith the proposed
reconstruction, they would have polled a
hundred thousand colored voters for
Southern instead of Northern whito men
for office, the address pertinently asks,
" Can yon ask ns to sustain a party which
is pledged to divest us of all tho privileges
in law which we now enjey ?" And in a
strain which will find the most sincere re
sponse in every generous and manly
American boart, the address concludes:
" If we are to be massacred because we
refuse to vote tho Democratic ticket ; if
we are to be murdered in cold blood bo
cause we will not sell our manhood, then
let it come ; wo can die but once, and if,
as you state, thirty millions of white men
are going to fall upon four millions lie
cause they are black, and will not vote for
Horatio Seymour and P. P. Blair for Pres
ident and -Vice-President of the United
Statca, both of whom have declared that
the negroes have no right to vote, then
we are prepared to die, but not to vote
to be killed. We ask nothing at the
hands of our fellow-men but a fair chance
in the race of lifo, and equal opportunities
for ourselves, our wives, and our children.
We ask no more."
Mr. Pkndlktow and the other Demo
cratic orators continually preach concilia
tion, i ney proclaim that tne success 01
Seymour and Blair will bo a true millen
nium. It will be the day spring of peace
and goodwill. Indeed, tne ueverenu
Cbadband himself could not more unctu
ously set forth the blessedness of forgive
ness than these trentlemen.
Now, magnanimity in public affairs Is
not only good, but it is politic. A govern
ment which emerges victorious from (
domestic struggle commits the greatest of
blunders 11 11 adopts a vindictive policy
toward its oponents, or even if it proceeds
to mil legal extremities, wnen ,ngiana
suppressed the Jacobite risings in 1710
and 1745 the Government put some of the
chiefs to death. But it was not sound
policy. When Jefferson Davis was cap
tured in the most ignominious plight many
Englishmen said that of course lie would
be hung. One eminent Englishman re
marked that there was not a government
in Europe, Englund included, that would
not hang him.
The Republican party controlling the
Government of the United States were
much wiser. They have not shed tho
blood of a single rebel in vengencc, nor
confiscated one estate. There was never
so great and victorious a party so humane
and just and wise. If the defeated rebels
were, as they claimed, of another " coun
try," they surely could not expect to be
treated as citizens of this. If they were
not of another country, but traitors baffled
in an attempt to overthrow the Govern
ment, they were liable to be bung. But
the United States authorities, rejecting all
thought of punishment for the past, con
sidered only how to secure the future.
They said : " Some of the leaders must,
as an obvious guarantee of good order, be
for the present disfranchised, for the rest
every body shall equally share political
power." And even this they did not say
until those leaders had haughtily defied
them. The magnanimity of this policy
lay in its unprecedented moderation ; its
wisdom wu shown in the creation of
Now what is the conciliation which Mr.
Pendleton and the other orators propose
It is not a new demand with them. When
Wade Hampton and Forrest and Lee were
at the throat of the nation, these same
gentlemen advUed conciliation by submit
ting to the rebellion, now mat r orresi
and Hampton have been defeated in the
field and hope to save their cause at the
polls, these gentlemen advise the came
conciliation by surrender. In other
words, tbey insist that Forrest, Hampton,
and their friends shall have political power
in their States to the exclusion of loyal
men. Mr. Pendleton is in favor of the
conciliation of black codes and the good
will of the Ku Klux Klan. The millenni
urn which nemeiiinuousiy predicts reveals
itself in Georgia by the expulsion of the
colored members ; in South Carolina and
other States by the alternative offered
the colored population of submitting
tbeir own aegrauation or starvation,
the country at large by the demand of the
candidate whom he supports that the or
ganization 01 the Southern States shall
be overturned by the sword. The con
ciliation preached by such apostles as Mr.
Pendleton and Mr. Cox is such as has be
come dism-tlly familiar to the people
the united Biuies 11 is letting tne most
troublesome, spiteful, and dangerous peo
ple in the country have their own way.
Against those apostles of a peace bought
by abject submission of the moral convic
tion and Intelligence of the country to
ignorance and passion and baffled hate,
the Kepunltcan party proclaims the con
ciliation of common-sense, the god-will
of Justice, the peace in a free country
equal rights. There Und Grant and the
Republicans. There standing they have
conquered once, and there standing they
will conquer lore ver.- Jiurptr $ nanuy.
3T 'Ihe New York Bun (Independent)
aavs: "Seymour and Blair have to-day
not 4 single chance of success 1 and
whole power of the Democratic party,
but now to proud and so confident, wiU
of necessity presently be concentrated up
on a desperate effort to save the State
14 ew York, where a year since uieir ma
jority rose to 00,000." :.
- Tint company tn Cincinnati which
with the Brat steam nre engine ever used
In the world U continually adding orna
ment to i'-a machine, which U now glitter
lug with gold and silver. The smoke-stack
"The Lost Cause."
Eton r years ago, and from that date on
ward fer a considerable period, there was
not In the world a more confident and de
fiant cause than that of tho rebellion. The
attack on the Union was plotted with the
audacity of aisumed invincible superiority,
and mado with the Insolence of conquest
already achieved. The trickery, fraud,
theft and violence which prepared the
way for war, betokened in their authors
an assumption of absolute power to vin
dicate their course at tho bar of right and
on any possiblo field of conflict The
men who seized arsenals, forta and ships,
who stole the money and arms and ammu
nition, who purloined the secrets of the
War Office and raised the flag of secession,
had at least the courage of unbounded con
ceit, and gaily flattered themselves that
they were the latest and greatest heroes
of the world. Bombastic braggarts in
reality, in too many instances, they yet
lacked nothing of self confidence which
properly belongs only to tho greatest
genius and the highest character. Beau
regard and Bragg are types of tho leaders
who unturlod the Confederate flag, and
baptized its cause in tho first blood of civil
war. Their spirit prevailed in tho rebel
ranks during all the early part of the war,
and ran riot In the rebel press and through
every rebel community.
The appearance of an almost unknown
Union commander at Fort Donolson gave
a severe shock to Confederate confidence.
The thief Floyd and his fellow, Pillow,
skulked away from that fight, and left
Buckner to make an ignonimous surren
der. From that day tho rebel causo ex
perienced a course of terrible reverses.
From Pittsburgh Landing to the Wilder
ness a scries 01 great battles steadily dis
played the superiority of Northern re
sources. Tho most denant braves 01 se
cession were sobered, and tho proudest
soldiers of the South humiliated, while the
rabble of braggarts was whipped out of
the contest Lue surrendered the most
thoroughly worsted forces ever kept to
gether in the field, and long before neces
sity compelled nis pride to yield nope nao
vanished out of the Confederacy. The
last efforts of Davis and his commanders
were made with the most wicked disre
gard of inevitable fate, an unpardonable
sacrifice of lifo in tho hopeless defence of
a lost cause.
At the moment of final !efeat, when
Grant and Sherman and Thomas had con
cluded the bloody business of suppressing
armed rebellion, tno oum was wnouy
subdued. The feeling everywhere pre
vailed that the cause of tho Confederacy,
everything for which the war bod been
made, was Torever lost ISO task was ever
more effectually accomplished than that
from which Grant and his Generals rested
when Loe laid down the arms of tho Con
federacy. Tho capture of Davis, a fugi
tive disguised as an old woman, neeing
the country which he had attempted to
govern and failed to defend, was but a typo
of tho complete humiliation of tho South.
To escape in any way whatever, tho pen
alties of tho rebellion, was the utmost am
bition ot all classes. I tie men wno imu
risen like bullies, nnd made war like
butehersv hoped only to sneak away, or to
purchase existence on their own soil by
abject submission. Tho causo of tho
the South, '.Deluding everything for which
It had plotted and fought, was by univer
sal confession a " lost causo." A Just gov
ernment from the day of lice's surrender.
an administration faithful to the victor
ious nation, would have settled the results
of the contest almost at once, and secured
all the great fruits of the war, consigning
the causo of the rebellion to uunai wuu
out hone of resurrectirn.
But Andrew Johnson did not consult
the supreme law of justice in forming his
policy ot reconstrnction. lie was not
faithful to tho victorious nation. He took
no pains to secure the fruits of tho war.
On tho other hand, ho was at tho greatest
pains to devise a release for subdued rebels,
and to invito tnem to nil up tneir neaus.
He inaugurated a policy which could not
but undo, with the rebel population, tho
last and most important work of the war.
And by a long course of desperate resis
tance to the national will, he did all that
disloval President could do to inspire In
the friends of the " lost cause " an expec
tation of still effecting some of the leading
objects of the rebellion.
This expectation became irrepressible
with the success of tho Ku-Klux wing
the Democracy in the Tammany Conven
tion. When Wade Hampton and Vallan
digham had triumphed in the nomination
of Seymour nnd Blair, the rebel spirit
was itself again, and if it woro posMhlo
for a Ku-Klux Democracy to elect a Presi
dent, and wrest from a victorious nation
the control of its allulrs, the " lost cause
would be the winner after all.
It is just this which an overwhelming
majority of the country intend to prevent
by making General Grant President
was when Grant croescd tliopath of the
Confederates that their cause received
first severe humiliation. MIe, above all
others, reduced it to abject submission.
Its final surrender was into nis nanus.
And he has probably done more than any
other individual to check the policy
Andrew Johnson and maintain the caiiBe
of the Union against surviving rebellion.
It is fit that he should complete the work
in which he has already plHyed so large
part, and it is the just intention of
nation that he shall do this. It was
irreversible decree which went forth when
our millions poured out their blood and
treasure, that the rebel cause should die.
The ban of civilization and the curse
the American people are on it, and it must
and shall remain " the lost cause." Chi
The Maiden's Peril.
We have heard many remarkable stories
of the agility, audacity, and superhuman
strength of the orang-outang, but nothing
so extraoidiuary as the following, which
recent traveler says be neara irom goou
authority while in Ha' a via :
Lieutenant Shoch, of the Dutch East
India army, was on a march with a small
detachment of troops and coolies, on
Southern coast of Borneo. He had
on one occasion, during the noon
day heat, on the banks of one ol the small
tributaries of the Bangarmassin. '1
Lieutenant had with huu his domestic
establishment which included his daughter
a playful and interesting little girl of
age of thirteen.
One day, while wandering in the jungle,
beyond the prescribed limits of the cuup,
and having, from the oppressive heat, loos
ened her garments and thrown them off
most to nudity, tne beauty 01 ner person
excited the notice of an orang outang,
sprang upon her and carried her off.
piercing screams rang uirougn tue ioresi
to the ears of ber dozing protectors,
roused every man in the camp. The swill
bare-footed coolies wereforemost in pursuit;
and now the cry rings in the agonized fath
er sears that his dauguttr 1 aevourea uy
bianstang again, that an orang-outang
carried her off. He rushes, iialf frenzied,
with the whole company, to the thicket
whence the screams proceeded and
among the topmost limb of an enormous
banyan, the fathtr beheld his daughter,
naked, bleeding, and struggling iu
fratp of a powerful orang-outang, which
eld her tightly, yet eauily, with one
while he sprang lightly front limb
limb, as if wholly unencumbered. It
in vain to think of shooting the monster,
so agile was he. The Dyak coolies, know
ing the habits of the orang outaug,
knowing mat ne win aiwaje piungu
the nearest stream wuen cara presocu,
a system to drive him into the
lej M up a great iUut, tlnwicg
slles of all kinds, and agitating the under
brush, while some proceeded to ascend
tho tree. By tho redoubled exertions of
tho wholo company, tho monster was
driven toward the water, yet holding
tightly to tho pour girl.
At last the tuonsu r and hts victim were
seen on an outstretching limb overhanging
the stream! the coolies, who aro among
the most expert swimmers in tho world.
immediately lined the banks; tho soldiers
continued tho outcries sml throwing of
mi.-vuies. 110 rlasped his prli'.c more ticht
ly, took a survey of the water, and of his
upward gazing enemies, and then leaped
into the Hood below. Ho had hardly
touched tho water ere fifty resolute swim
mers plunged In pursuit. As he rises, a
dozen human arms reached out toward
him; he is grasped ; others lay hold upon
the Insensible girl ; the or.tng outang used
both arms in relf-ilelVtise ; and, slier lacer
ating the bodies of some of the coolies with
his powerlul, nervous claws, finally sue
cocded In diving bevond tho reach of his
pursuers and in escaping down the stream,
while bleeding, insensible l.edah was re
stored to the arms of her father and
nurse, In whose hinds she was ultimately
restored to ronDclou-wcs, health and
strength once more.
Wkm. " posted" The telegraph.
A man in tho trritt place An editor.
Joint Allen's wife In a 1!. mum Catholic,
How to manage bachelors Miss-man
Pai'L MonriiT has arrived homo from
Enui.ish pnpers call Rcverdy Johnson
Tmk Austrian Crown Prince is learning
the trade of a blacksmith.
Tiik London post-office delivers 1,730,
000 letters per week.
LorrX's father has started a liquor
store on Broadway, New York.
Wm. Li.ovd Gaukison is writing a his
tory of the United States.
Any man would like to turn apothecary
when money becomes a drug.
Tim ptize wheat crop In Georgia was
forty-three bushels to the acre.
Onr Troy druggist sold, during July,
over 0,000 glasses of soda-water.
A uvb Lord and member of Parliament
lias been playing on tho London stage. .
Tiik Ohio wheat, corn and oat crop for
1308 is estimated at 1-11,000,000 bushels.
Onr of Landseer's pictures lately sold
at auction in London lor JU'JO.OOO.
It is not strange that when a man is
very tond ol Ills glass be becomes a
CoMMoponw Ni'TT and Minnie Warren
aru to bo married. Together they are
Tiik potato crop of tho Stato of New
1 l . - rwi.t dint
1 ortt tins year is aooiib ,uuu,uou uusui-ib.
Tiik New York Su'ininq Lint gives tho
cotton crop for 18117-08 at 2,450,80d bales,
ugainst l,'.irl,H88 bales last year.
CoitNKi.n s Vanhkhhii.t keeps a bank
account ot over a million dollars, which
he can check out at any moment
8YiTRMiiF.1t 10, 1803, Chicago had on
hand 10-1,10:1 barrels of Hour and l,0li;l,270
bushels of grain more than on September
A citi.kn of Brunswick, Maine, has
within threo years taken f 900 worth of
squashes from a littiu mora than an acre
A Jkw in Wilna has been fined twenty
five roubles for crying fire in Polish Instead
ot In ltusslan when hts House was burn
A KKdito, after gazing at tho Chinese
exclaimed, "If do white folks is dark
dat out dare, I wonder what's do color
do niggers r
Tiik story is current in New York that
Goorgo W. Childs, of tho Philadelphia
Udiier, has offered J. G. B. f 1,000,000 in
gold for tho New York HeraUL
Tiik nggregate Income of Adelina Patti,
from July 1, 1807, to Juno ill), 1808, was
08.000 francs. Her whole fortune is esti
mated at l;J0,0O0.
A man in Cincinnati enjoyed himself
Immeasurably on a terrible spree, and
shot himself dend in a brothel at the pros
pects of being obliged to get sober.
BitinoKT O'Toolk, a servant girl, who
swam from Nahant and saved two ladies
from drowing the other day, will receive
a gold medal from the Humane Society.
Rkv. Dn. Bono, of Baltimore, reports
that when in Boston he went to church
where he heard music which made him
wonder he got in without a ticket.
A nuuTK in New York recently burned
three kittens to death, building a fire ex
pressly for that purpose. He was arrested
and committed for cruelty to animals.
JosicPii Livtciiak, a Russian editor,
claims to h&ve solved the problem of nav
liratine the air. The motive force is steam,
and tho rate of speed eighty miles per
A CrnAN vessel at Boston, tho other
clsv. had on board several rough slicks
wood, which on investigation turned
to be nicely contrived boxes, containing
all 2,000 cigars.
Dn. noi.LA.vn writes concerning
death of Adah Isaacs Menken : " A story
is current, which I give for what it
worth, that sho laid a wuger that she
could drink a given quantity of whisky
won her bet and died.
DuRiNd a thunder storm in France,
centleman who had gold and silver coin
! 1.:.. U..t t.n.l .......
111 Ills p(iea.t:ii iittu tua itjiuici cvi.i.w-jiai.i.iA
with silver by natural causes a phenom
enon never befor9 witnessed, we believe.
Tex employes of the New York firm
of W. & J. Sloane, carpet dealers, have
been arrested for extensive frauds on cus
tomers and the firm, by which they have
stolen $ 100,000 werth of carpeting in
hut seven years.
In the Toledo Directory of 1858 there
were 0,000 names. In the Directory
1808 there are 2,500, an increase in
vears of l.'iO per ctnt The increase
streets and avenues during the same period
was 7-4 per cent
Sava.nnah has erjoyedahauutedhouse,
in one chamber of which three raps
every midnight Nobody dared
to Inhabit it until the mysterious sounds
were traced to a next-door neighbor,
aiways smoked a late pipe and knocked
tho tishes out against tho chimney.
Thehu is but ono nobleman with a
in Norway. liars ago all titles
abolished. That is, the possessors of them
could keep them, but their children could
not inherit them ; so the old generation
now all dead but one, and he lives
CbrUliania, much beloved.
A woman named Bridget Dunkley, prin
cipul of Public School, No. 0, of Brook
Ivn. has been arrested for brutally and
humanly beating a little scholar a girl
less than eight years to sucn a norriuie
uegree mat tue utiie suuuicr uicu iu
vulsions a few hours after.
Tiik inhabitants of two villages
Acqui, Italy, having been on bad
for some time, recently delegated
champions each, in order to fight the
ter out who met, well armed with pistols
and kuives. Before the police could
rate them several were killed, one
having twenty-seven knire wounds.
Wuen Jones was at Oxford he was
most excellent ft-llcw, and only hail'
enemy soap. He wascalled DiMy
One day the wnir, Brown, wei-t into
ronui, aud remonstrating with him on
ttuujy, movemy, au4 nuty listen otry
ti.in i,m I'nnn mv word. Dirty, it
too bad, the only clean thing in your room
Is your towel I" - . -
Thr clerk who could not f"t,
marry had a third larger sJ7,"'n "I
man by ids lido, who had a bewtiful frift
and four children, a well furnished house
nearly paid for, vigorous braitn, a
race, and a happy hert. Wbe ral bed on
tho subject he exclaimed, JUrricdT 1
cannot afford anything else.
Thk will of Edwin A. Ptevens has been
opened. His entirfi property is estimatea
at 150,000,000, f iO.000,000 of which ta In
Hoboken and Jersey caiy. u wq"""
150,000 for the erection oraneau ntiorii
institution, and an endowment of f.iw.ow
for Its support He further bequeaths IV
000,000 tor the completion of the Stevens
It is claimed by tho Talmyra (N. Y.)
n,r,wiLt(!,il jKtnefl R Stoddard, re
siding In that place, Is the oldest printer In
the United States. He is in his 80th year,
and It Is seventy-three years since b do
gan his apprenticeship with Samuel Green,
in New London, Conn.. He la atill In th
enjoyment of remarkable mental and
A hot living In Rome., Ohio, recently
picked up a small bright stone from the
grade Iu tho town, which .proved to be
valuable. A Cincinnati firm offered him
too, then 450, and finally t473 for It
lie took it to another estabi'fnment, now
ever, who said It was cither a ruby or a
diamond, and very valuable, probably
worth 7,non. He sent it to New York to
be disposed of.
Mit GkonoE W. Ciiilpr, of the Phila
delphia Jsi!;r, not long ago presented to
persons employed in responsible positions
in the lsiXytr office, lifo insurance policies
amounting In tho aggregate to f40,000,
uuihrtaking at tho same time to pay the
premium, about f:l,000 per annum, for ten
years, at the expiration of which time
the policies become, by their terms, self
paying. In St Louis, recently, a man, whlledriv
lng his horso and cart, got his whip-lash
wnind around his neck, and one end of it
bfcwmo entangled on a spots of the cart
wheel, llo was unable to stop the horse,
and as the wheel revolved he was drawn
from his seat and thrown under it so that
the wheel passed over his abdomen, caus
ing his death next morning.
Tiik "Fat Contributor" reports the
"Bustinville" County Fair for the Cin
cinnati Ti me. He says that "a high board
fence runs around tho outside, while
policemen walk around tho inside;" and
that "two lines of slilt walks run to and
from the grounds every ten minutes, and
aro thronged continually. An air line
sheep track across lots is driving a good
business. Kvery preparation nas been
made to feed tho people at tho hotels, with
the single exception of victuals, but that
ta always tho way."
Two New York swindlers have devel
oped a new and ingenious method of for
gery. Ono ol" them bought a promissory
nete lor f'j.iifti.iu, lor seven per cent, um
count, and the day following tho other
appeared with what seemed to be tbe samo
note, and tillered to sell 11 back again ior
ten per cent, ctl This bore a suspicious
look, and tho matter was investigated. A
careful examination proved that the sec
ond note was a literal copy ot the nrst,
the date, signature and general appearance
being imitated so closely as almost to
defy detection. Tho parties were ar
Anecdotes of an Eccentric.
Fukd Emmons was an
known at Buffalo, Cleveland, and other
lake ports, several years ago, as a "steam
boat runner." He it was who, on being
stopped by a robber one dark night, with
demand for his " money or his life,
coolly responded that he hadn t got any
money, but if he would step under a lamp
post ho would write Htm bis note ior ne
or ten dollars. Poor Fred : It was imma
terial to him whether it was five or ten
dollars, for he never paid anything.
Charley Coe, of Cleveland, now proprie
tor of the Cleveland flouring nulls (and
the man, by tho way, to whom " Artemus
Ward dedicated bis nrst uook, siyimK
htm in hia characteristic, warm hearted
way, "a friend all tho year round,") once
lost a valuablo dog. Thinking that he
might havo got on board the Buffalo boat
and been carried oil, as he was about the
dock a great deal. Coo wrote to Fred Em
mons, then in Buffalo, to institute a search
for the dog. Weeks passed without a
word from Fred. Being in Buffalo one
day, Mr. Coo met Fred, who said be had
been searching for the dog ever Bince the
receipt of his letter, but w ithout any suc
cess thus far.
I havo, however," said Fred, " a little
bill that I would like to settle, if con
venient" He thereupon produced a bill, which ran
(and it is running yct.'.we reckon,) about
us follows :
Charles Coo. ci., To Krud Emmons, Dr.
To one week s bnuru at American S5.00
To ono week's hoard at Msnslou House 5.1)0
To one week's board at the United bUlua.... S.oO
To three meals at " Keel Jacket" 1 dl
To three meals at" Terrapin" 1.SO
To three moal at Bloomer's S.HI
To sundry meals si various retauranls 111. (HI
" What docs this mean T" said Coc.
" You wanted me to look up your dog,
" You expected to pay any expense I
went to f "
" Of course, any reasonable expense."
" Well, that's just wlici, I've been doing.
I bave beeu boarding around at the various
hotels and restauraute, tasting tautaye, to
see if I could find any traces of your dog ;
but I haven't yet."
He was excused from any further service
in that way.
Once, in Cleveland, Fred wag soliciting
passengers at the dock for the Buffalo boat
As the boat was about to leave, a carriage
drove furiously to the dock and out got a
ponderous puffy man, with an immense .
expanse of white shirt-bosom, followed by
an equally fat wife, with a nurse and sev
" This way fot the Buffalo boat !" shout
The man with the broad shirt-bosom
wanted to know what the passage for him
self and family would amount to before
" l ell you in a minute, said .Emmons,
whipping out a big red pencil used in fill- -ing
iben, bciore ne knew'wuat ne was
about, Fred had it all figured out on the
old fellow s broad Tlnte shirt-front I
There was a moment of speechless rage
on the part of the man, as he cast hia eyea
from the big red figures on his shirt-bosom
to Fred, who lookHi the image of guile
less innocence at mat ui .niont, ana tben
he pitched in and gave Fred such a whal
ing that he was laid up in bed for six
weeks alter. '10 most people it would
seem to have been rather an expensive
joke, but r reu always declared that it was
" worth it." He said the astonishment on
tho old man's face when he saw tbe flgur-
ing was - ouiier tuau iu ue ucaea to Ueatn.
We should say so.
Frsd was a great boaster. He boasted
too much and too loud one day. He had
beeu absent from Cleveland for a lonir
time, aud coming back one day he said ho
uau ueeu to vauioroia ana uie gold dig
gings, and Drougbt back Iota of gold.
Borne fellows who believed the story fol
lowed him out of a saloon one night, into
a lonely street and murdered him for hia
money. They didn't find a cent about
htm to reward them Tor the bloody deed.
Poor Fred I if he wild soy anything
about It he would say it was " a good ioka
r"TheKew York JIer,dd says that
in that city alone the Republican vote will
be fully doubled this f't, and everywhere
there are unmistakable indication that on
a question of loyalty, ou a quei.Uon of
policy, on a queation o morality, and on
the question of whUky and lager beer, the
Stale of New York will go back to her
old position, and cast a heavy majority
against the Copperhead Democracy.
An old wnnau who went Into th
poultry basins.) soiuu tluu sinctt. su'ter Ihs si
I'ottsticm that k could k s turluua by soiHi-f
ftft, tuts uuuiud it lu 0U;u-t, bttniiM-, ss St
s.iys, " lue Ur.ij.'il ui,i k! vhea i J. are Cot.
bul altiBja bt yiu M souu t iD.j gci tinrs; "