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Poetry.
"LET US HAVE PEACE."
BY J. B. QUINBY.
" Lkt tiara peace!" Mid our great soldier
leader,
O! lot n hare near thromrhnnt our broad Undl
" It n hre peace," Is the wl.h of ill patriot,
For then will our nation In glory expand.
O, If t ns hare peace, for blood hurt (lowed freely,
And pstrlotn Imve diod for our Union and lar ;
And parent, and wldowa, and orphan are mooru
. I"?
Tho martyred defender of freedom'! rraod
tanre.
O, let na have peace, for war'a dreadfal footprint!
Are etninod with tha blood of the true and the
brave ;
n ho so nnhiy hare died 'noalh oar bright, Marry
hannnr,
Onr freedom, and Union, and conntry to im.
O, let n hsre peace, for war'a desotattone
Kxtond throneh the length and tha breadth of
onr land t
And carnage, and rapine, and nutrjre attend tt-
It offf pring are they, and obey 1U command.
O. let ns have peace, for war dread deetrarttoa
Hath pnralyxed Industry, commerce and trade
SX . 'jrnd reaonrce held In abeyance
While Ut din and carnage, all then bare dis
mayed. 0'n.,r' nn,T peace, for nour tl not rxal,
" spirit of war la allre, rampant atlll :
mat spirit which warred acatnat our flu and the
I nion.
would now, If It could, thwart tha nation'
grand will.
AL It hr peace, but with It the Union
Ihe Vnlon of Btatea, freedom. Justice and
rlirht
With a'l rieht for all, no wrong, no contention
. The nation will then be enblline In It might.
But how shall We reach, teach tbla grand eonaum-
mttlok?
Unite all In right and detach all from wrong f
la the question of question for atatesmen and
sagea.
And patriot and soldier, the brare, true and
atrong.
B5!i,,,h p0,nt ' c,el,r- "ft pca-e cannot greet ns,
illl Urant, our groat leader, presidea at the
helm:
Fight, tight then with ballots, secure, hi elec
tion And treason, and robcls, and elarery o'erwhelm.
Tho let na have peace, as proclaimed by our
chieftain,
ranee, plenty, and freedom, North, South. East
and West;
Then, Ihon will onr conntryarise In itaglorr
Ino model of nations, hor people noil blest.
( Wiwtori 7Vm.
Selected Miscellany.
THE QUAKER AND THE ROBBER.
[Translated from the French by R. E. A. Atree.]
TrtE most honest of all Quakers, Toby
Simpleton, lived at London, in a pleasant
little dwelling graced by the presence of
his daughter Mary. She was not quite
seventeen years of age ; was charmingly
fair, had blue eyes, and possessed as much
modesty as beauty. All the young men
of her father's aquaintance were her suit
ors ; all thoso of the neighborhood sought
to gain her notice. Vain efforts I Mary
was no coquette, and instead of enjoying
the ell'oct produced by hor charms, she was
vexed on account cf the manners of all her
admirers, except one Edward Weresford,
a young artist, admitted to the intimacy
of her family.
A very simplo event had caused this
friendship. A premature death had car
ried off the Quaker's wife. She was young
and beautiful, and desiring to perpetuate
the image of her who was so dear to
him, hd had caused the artist to come to
the bed of death. It was there that Ed
ward saw the desolate damsel ; it was there
a serious first love took place, amid the
tears of one and the pious work of the
other. The year which elapsed after this
epoch had but strengthened the bond
formed under these auspices, and the
young man had showed to the father
both his desire and hope.
The excellent Toby had no reason what
ever for opposing the mutual inclinations
of the two young persons. Without be
ing rich, Edward earned by means of hu
Eencil what sufficed to support a family
onorably. Ilis father, V.t. Weresford, an
Tld merchant of the city, had retired from
business, with a fortune increased more
than tenfold, This was a rare example of
rapid success in speculation so rapid in
deed that few could follow Its progress.
Yet Weresford, of so blunt and stern
disposition, lived alone in a suburb of
London, and without caring what his son
was doing, left him entirely at liberty. He
was one of those accommodating egotists
who trouble no one, provided they trouble
ot them persons of perfect complaisance
if you ask nothing of them.
Edward, therefore, could, without inter,
ruption, court his pretty Quakeress, well
assured that his father would never think
of opposing his marriage. The situation
of the loving couple was, to all appear
ance, very prosperous ; and honest Toby
did not put off the day of their marriage
longer than to collect the arrcages of his
rents; ho destined the money for the ex
traordinary expenses of the ceremony.
For this purpose he went to his country
seat, some miles from London, in order to
regulate his affairs. lie had passed but
one day away from home ; ana as he was
about to put up his horse for the night, he
perceived at some distance a horseman,
who had barred the road. He stopped, un
certain whether to go on or turn back.
Meanwhile the horseman advanced
toward him.
The Quaker could not even think of
escaping. Ho therefore put on a good
face, and brought his horse to a walk. In
approaching the man who caused bis
uneasiness, he perceived that he was
masked, a grievous augury, which was
soon confirmed. The unknown showed a
pistol and directed the muzzle to the trav
eler, demanding his purse. The Quaker
did not want courage, but, calm by charac
ter, inoffensive by religion, and even
unable without arms to resist an armed
man, he pulled from his pocket very coolly
a purse containing twelve guineas. The
robber took it, counted the pieces, and left
he. poor devil whom he had stopped to
pass on, while ho put his horse to the
trot But the robber, seeing the alight
resistance he had opposed, and allured by
tho hope of a second booty, immediately
rejoined honest Toby, placed himself
anew in his way, and presenting his pistol
as before, cried out to him:
" Your watch f
The Quaker, surprised, was nevertheless
unmoved. He coolly took his watch from
tho fob, looked at the hour, and put the
costly article into the hand of the robber,
saying: 1
"Now, I breech thee, permit me to go
to my dwelling my daughter will be
uneasy at my absence."
" A moment more," replied the masked
cavalier, the more and more hardened by
this docility; "swear to me that you have
no other sum "
" I never swear," said the Quaker.
"Very-well. Affirm that you have no
other money, and on the faith of an hon
est robber, incapable of taking by vio
lence from a man who yields withaso good
a grace, I will let you continue on your
Journey."
The Quaker reflected a moment and
shook his head.
" What thinkest thou," he said gravely,
" thou hast discovered that I am a Quaker,
and will not betray the truth, though at
the peril of my life. Thus I declare to
thee that I have under my saddle cloth
turn of two hundred pounds sterling."
"Two hundred pounds sterling P cried
the robber, while his eye sparkled through
his mask.
" But if thou art as rood as thnn ai t
kind," roplied the Quaker, " thou wilt leave
me tbla money. I wish to establish my
daughter, and this aum is necessary; for a
long time I shall not have a similar sum
at my disposal. The dear child loveth her
Intended, and it will be cruel to delay this
union. Thou hast loved, peradventure,
and thou wouldtt not commit this wicked
act"
"What care I for your daughter, and
her lover, and her marriage Leas talk,
and more promptitude of execution I I
must have this money."
Toby, with a sigh, lifted the cloth, took
a bag heavy enough, and passed It slowly
to the masked man. His intention then
was to gallop off.
"Stop again, friend Quaker," said the
other, laying his hand upon the bridle:
" as soon as you arrive, yon will denounce
md to the magistrate. This is according
to your order. I have nothing to say ;
Dui 1 must have the advance of the pro
cess of to night, at least. My mare is feeble,
and la, besides, fatigued. Your horse, on
the contrary, appears vigorous, for the
weight of this bag doea, not incommode
him. Alight and give tne your beast; you
may take mine, If yon wilt" t.
VOL. XVI.-NO. 27.
PERRVSIUJKG, WOOD CO., OHIO, FRIDAY. OCTOUKlt 30, 18(58.
$2.00 IN ADVANCE.
fie was slow in beginning to pomnl v. be
cause these cross exigencies were of a na
ture to raise the chler of the most patient
man. The good Toby, however, descend
ed, and resignedly took the sorrow jade
which was left him in exchange. "IT I
nan kuuirii. lie ufuuuwu 1U
thinking, "I would have fled at the first
encounter with this rogue, and certainly
it is not with this courser that ho would
have gained In the race"
During this time the masked man, iron
lcally thanking him for his complaisunco,
applied both spurs and disappeared.
Before he reached London. Toh lmrt
time to reflect on his misfortune, on the
chagrin of the two young persons who
loved, and whose happiness would be put
off. The sum taken from him was irre
coverably lost. Not the least of it could
be regained, nor could the audacious rob
ber be recognized. Meanwhile, as a ami-
den idea struck Mm, he stopped.
"Yes," said he, "this means may suc
ceed. If this man liveth in London. I
may peradventure meet him again.
Heaven, no doubt, hath willed that he
should have been so very imprudent."
Somewhat consoled, bv I know not what
hope, Toby went home without showing
any trouble, or saying aught of his adven
ture. He did not go to the magistrate, but
embraced his daughter, who suspected
nothing, and lay down and slept. His
faith was in God.
Next day he secretly thought of co
operating with Providence in making re
search. He let the mare out of tho sta
tion where she had passed the night, and
threw the bridle over her neck, in hopes
that the animal, led by habit, would na
turally go to the house of her master. He
therefore sent off the poor beast, which
had been fasting, to wander at large
through the streets of London, and fol
lowed her. But he supposed her to have
more instinct than she had; for a long
time she went right and left, making a
thousand turns and returns without aim,
without direction, sometimes at a stand,
then taking a contrary course.
Toby despaired. " My robber," thought
he, " doth not live in London. What folly
in me t instead of going to the magistrate
when I had time, to have suffered myself
to be led away by this wretched animal !"
Suddenly, however, the beast pricked
up her ears and set off on a brisk trot,
followed closely by the Quaker.
" Stop I stop 1" was the cry on all hands.
" Detain me not I" cried the Quaker ; " I
entreat you detain me not 1"
And anxiously following with his eye
the course of the animal, he saw hor rapid
ly entering the gate of a dwelling in the
suburb.
" "Tie here," thought the Quaker, raising
his eyes toward heaven, in thanks to Provi
dence. He made inquiry of a neighbor as to the
occupant of the dwelling.
" What, have you been in these parts !"
was the answer, " that you don't know
that this is the dwelling of the rich mer
chant Weresford f"
The Quaker stood petrified.
"Weresford," repeated the neighbor,
who believed that he had not understood ,
him, " the man who .made so fapid a for
tune." " Excuse me, friend, excuse me," replied
Toby.
He could not recover from his stupor. '
" Weresford, the father of Edward, a
man of note, my robber !"
He believed he was dreaming, and de
sired to come to himself. Meantime many
examples occurred to his memory, of many
respectable persons who were in league
with banditti. Toby resolved to investi
gate the mystery.
He entered boldly into the court, and
demanded to speak with the proprietor,
who had Just gone to bed, though it was
near mid-day a new indication of a night
of fatigue I The Quaker insisted on being
introduced, and soon found himself in
Weresford's bed-chamber. He, not being
used to be disturbed, rubbed his eyes and
demanded with some impatience,
" Who are you, sir f What do you want
with met"
The sound of the voice was recognized
by Toby, and thoroughly convinced him.
He tranquilly drew a chair and seated
himself at the bedside, his hat on his head.
"Do you remain covered t" cried the
merchant in surprise.
"lama Quaker," answered the other,
with much calmness, " and thou knowest
that such is our usage.'
At these words of the Quaker, Weres
ford sat up in bed and eyed the stranger.
He doubtless recognized him, for he turned
deadly pale.
" Well," demanded he, stammering. '
"What is it if you nlease the the
subject that you come about !"
"1 ask thy allowance tor appearing so
pressing," answered Toby ; " but be
tween friends it niattereth not much, and
I come without ceremony, to ask fur the
watch that you borrowedst of me yester
day." "Thewatch?"
"I value it much ; it belonged to my
poor wife, and I cannot do without it.
My excellent friend, tha Alderman, would
never forgive me were I to fail for one day
to return the jewel to his sister."
The name of an Alderman appeared to
make some impression upon Weresford.
Without waiting ioran answer, Toby con
tinued :
" Thou wilt do me the pleasure to return
also the twelve guineas which I lent thee at
the same time. Nevertheless, if thou art in
need of them, I consent to let thee have
them for some time, on condition that thou
give me a receipt."
The scheme of the Quaker so discon
certed the old merchant that he could not
deny the possession of the articles, but,
not liking to acknowledge his crime, he
hesitated to answer, when Toby added :
"I wish thee to participate "at the ap
proaching marriage of my daughter Mary.
I had reserved the sum of two hundred
pounds sterling for the bridal of the es-
Eoused, but an accident happened to me
t night on the road to London I was
completely robbed, so I come to pray thee
to give thy eon a portion, which otherwise
I would not have asked of thee."
"My son?"
" Yes. Dost thou not know that he is
Mary's lover, and that 'tis ha that is to
marry her ?"
"Edward Weresford," mildly replied
the Quaker, while quietly taking a pinch
of snuff " Come, do this thing for him.
I would not. verily, that he should know
aught of what passed last night, and if
thou dost not furnish him with the sum
that I promised, it will be well for me to
tell him how I lost it."
Weresford ran to a bureau, and drew
out a casket with a tripple lock, opened it,
and returned successively his purse, his
watch, and his bag of money.
"Very well" said the Quaker as he
received them, " I see that I had reason to
count on thee."
"Is this all that you see?" demanded
the merchant with one of his blunt airs.
"Nay, I yet need something of thy
friendship."
" Speak."
"Thou wilt disinherit him. I see not
but that some one may say I have specu
lated on thy fortune."
In finishing these words the Quaker left
tha chamber. ,
" No," murmured he, when he found
himself alone, " children are not answer
able for tha bulla of their parents. Mary
shall marry tha son of this man, but the
stolen money be shall never touch."
When he reached the court, he called
out to Weresford, who had oome to the
window, "Ho f my dear friend, I brought
back thy mare, return my horse."
Some minute afterward, Toby, well
mounted, carrying ,by the top hi bag of
money, furnished with Ms watch and!
purse, mclud homo at a moderate trot
" I mnde a visit this morning to thy fath
er, said he to Edward, whom he per
ceived entering with him; "I believe we
shall now agree."
Two hours afterward Weresford arrived
at the house of Toby, and taking him
apart, said :
" Honest Quaker, your proceedings have
deeply affected my very soul ! You might
havo dishonored me dishonored niy son ;
ruined me in his estimation, and caused
tho, misfortune of refusing t him your
daughter. Yon have shown' yourself
man in hand and heart. I shall not again
blush in your presence. Take these
papers. Farewell ! you will never see me
again." And he departed.
The Qitkcr, left alone, opened the
papers. They showed obligations of con
siderable value on the first bankers of
London, with a long list of names, and op
posite each name, in figures, the sum
greater or le$s in amount. A billet was
added, wherein ihe Quaker read as fol
lows :
"These are the names of persons who
were robbed; the figures are tho sums
which ought to bo restored ; as to the
money with the bankers, in my name, let
it go to tho strangers, but make tho resti
tution secretly yourself. What remains
will be my legitimate fortune, and your
daughter will soino day possess my es
tate." The next ly Weresford left London,
and everybody was certain that he had
gone to spend his fortune in France.
On the day of tho marriage, the Quaker
brought together a company of merry
friends, among whom were noticed a num
ber 3 persons enchanted with the con
duct of the robbers of London, who,
through the interposition of Toby, had
made restitut'on of their lost capital with,
interest.
An Anecdote of General Grant.
Editors Alton Tei-equai'ii Lear
Sirs : At this time, when the opponents
of General Graut are charging him with
being ambitious, and only striving to gain
the Presidential chair to assume a military
dictatorship, I wish to relate an incident
in tho early military career of General
Grant, which fully illustrates all his subse
quent course : 1
When the 21st Illinois infantry, which
had become unmanageable by their first
appointed Colonel, was placed uudcr the
command of Colonel Ulysses S. Grant, and
oidered to Quincy to take part in the cam
paign in Northwest Missouri, it was my
fortune to make the greater part of the
march with Colonel Grant and his com
mand. On going into camp about six
miles from Springfield, at the close of the
first day's march, the men, after stacking
arms, and while awaiting the arrival oi
the wagons, scattered and invaded the
gardens of the citizens living in that
vicinity. It was but a few moments befoie
a lady presented herself to the group of
officers gathered around Grant, and in
quired for the Colonel. Colonel Grant,
who was reclining on tho ground, at once
arose to his feet and asked her errand.
" Colonel, your men are taking all my
onions, randishes, peas, beets, eta, and I
wish you would have them stopped."
"I will. Adjutant, call tho officer of
the day." 1 When that officer came for
ward, Colonel Grant said : " Captain, take
a squad of men and arrest all men found
in the neighboring gardens, and bring
them to camp." The order was promptly
executed, and soon the ulcer returnea,
having under guard some six or eight
men. . .
" What were you doing in thoso gar
dens ?" ' . . : ' ' , '
" Why, Colonel," said the spokesman oi
the party, " I didn't know it wag agin or
ders to go in there," ..
"If you had been a citizen passing
along this road, would you have thoueht
you had any right to go into one of those
gardens and have taken what you wanted ?"
" no, sir. '
" Well, then, learn now and forever, that
you have no rightt at a tcidier that you do
not possess at a cxtiten. captain, tie these
men up to a tree for one hour."
McCRODDEN.
Grant's Policy and Practice.
- Ths Army and Nary Journal has an
article about General Grant, as President,
from which we make an extract It says:
We may safely predict that the great
word of the hour, the great feature to
strike all observers, s soon as General
Grant has been a month in power, will be
the confidence inspired in people of all par
ties and all political creeds.
Grant, as a soldier, understands well the
bounds of co-ordinate and subordinate au
thority. Congress will not be suffered to
encroach upon bis prerogative as the Ex
ecutive, nor will he attempt to encroach
upon Congress as the legislative depart
ment of Government distinction simple
enough, it would seem to be. A soldier
is both used to command and obey an
admirable training, say what civilians
will, for any administrative officer, from
poundkeencr up to President
We shall make bold to predict that he
will realize, more than any man who has
sat in the Chief Magistrate's chair since
Andrew Jackson, the executive idea, which
should be the central idea connected with
the Presidency. The truth is, that of late
we seem to have gone into a wrong notion
of the Presidential office. Men hke Bu
chanan and Johnson have so perverted
the public mind, that when General Grant
announced that, if elected, he should have
no political policy of his own to follow
out, even his supporters were a little con
fused, and his enemies broke out into a
storm of rage. What? no policy What
docs tho man mean ? Never was such a
thing beard of.
But General Grant was right. . The
country has twice been nearly tuincd by
its President's devotion to some pet polit
ical theory. A man with a theory is a
dangerous fellow hune tu Roman cavtto.
Buchanan had a political doctrine that if
the Union should be smitten b a South
ern State on tho cheek, its costitutional
duty was to turn and beg a Northern
State to smite it on the other. Kather
than give up that theory, ha saw the
United State disunite under his own eves,
though be was the guardian of the Union.
General Grant has got tired of the prate
about ." policy," and proposes to introduce
us to a little "practice." His past is a
guarantee of his future.
Address of the Wisconsin State Central
Committee.
The following is the address of the Re
publican State Central Committee of Wis
consin, issued on the 22d instant :
To the Republican of Wlaconila.
The victories Just achieved In the great
central States of Pennsylvania, Ohio and
Indiana, are such s may well cheer every
patriotic citizen. Following the successes
already won in Vermont, Maine and Con
necticut, they conclusively indicate the re
sult of tha Presidential canvass.
There remains but one source of annre-
henalon on our part; but one possible
ground for hope on the Dart of our oddo-
nenu. It i slhis : that the Republicans, re-
kkuuk mtur inumpa as aireaoy suDsian
tially won, may relax their efforts, and
omit tha work by which alone tha final
victory can be auured.
Let us beware of such folly. Tha aus
picious successes already achieved should
stimulate us to renewed exertions instead
of lull in us into dungeroc and inglori
ous repose. We have an enetnv to eon.
tend with, always on the alert, and always
quick to take advantage of any lack of
vijruAfloe. on our Jn, iio pot Jor a mo
ment fancy that tho musses of tho Demo
cratic party will be discouraged by the
prospect of the inevitable defeat of their
candidate for President. The leaders will
still struggle for local sncctssc, and will
bring out their full party vote. Their fol
lowers, the grvat mass of them, do not and
will not know, before the U.l of Novem
ber, that their party has been everywhere
routed in the October elections.
Whoever expert to witness the masses
of the Democratic party dismayed, under
stands little of the nature nf that party.
There is nothing so intrepid as ignorance I
A band of a hundred savages on our west
ern borders, will array themselves against
the whole power of the United States.
They experienco no discouragement, be
cause they cannot comprehend the odds
against them. They only know they are
beaten when they fuel the actual physical
impact of overwhelming f rce.
It, therefore, behooves tho Republicans
to push on the good work with the same
energy and seal as if tho result were
wholly in doubt. We arc sure of victory
only on tho condition that we omit noth
ing that can be done to make victory cer
tain. Let tho Republicans, then, everywhere
labor with an energy that knows no abate
ment or weariness. Republican County
Committees, Town Committees, Grant and
Colfax Clubs, " Boys in Blue," eHch and all,
should see that everything possible is
done to promote our success and give em
phasis to our victory. Nor should the
work be left to these alono. Each Repub
lican should give his individual efforts.
r.vcry Republican voter must be at the
polls on the 3d day of November.
It is not merely the election of our can
didates for which we should strive. Our
aim should bo to give them, and the prin
ciples they represent, the moral support
of an Immense majority a majority that
shall indicate the strength and determina
tion of that sentiment in the country
which has inflexibly resolved that the Just
fruits of the nation's victory over the re
bellion shall not be surrendered, and that
the public faith, pledged to tho protection
of tho creditors, and pledged to the pro
tection of tho Union men in tho South,
shall not be violated or put in jeopardy by
intrusting it to the keeping of men of
doubtful or treasonable antecedents.
To this end, we ask you at once to go
about tho practical measures necessary to
bring out the full Republican vote in tho
several precintg cf the State. Here are
some essential things to be done :
1. If not already prepared, make out at
once a full list of the voters of your re
spective prccints, classifying them accord
ing to their political character.
J. Appoint a committee, assigning to
one or more of its members the duty of
standing at the polls on election day, and
cnecKing we names ot the voters on the
list prepared as above suggustcd, as they
vote, while the other members,, provided
with teams, are sent for such Republicans
as are likely to be laggard and neglectful.
3. Appoint a large vigilance committee
to attend tho polls throughout the day,
and challenge all persons concerning
whose right to vote there is nny doubt.
4. Attend to the republican voters or
foreign birth, and see that their papers are
legal. By the recent decision of the Su
premo Court, all declarations of intention
to become a citizen, made before a deputy
Clerk of the Court outside tho Clerk's
offlco, are illegal and worthless. In all
such cases new papers should be obtained
from toe uierk tumseit. , . . . i
5. Make timely provicion for an abun
dant supply of tickets, and be certain before
using them that they are 1 accurately
printed. .
ir tnese suggestions are generally
adopted through the State, we can con
fidently rely upon an unprecedented vote
for Grant and Colfax, and a majority such
as will give every Republican just cause
to be proud of Wisconsin.
In conclusion, fellow-Republicans, we
again appeal to you to be unremitting in
your efforts. Push the breaking ranks of
tho false Democracy with unabated
energy, i'retn after them as Gen. Grant
pressed upon the fugitive masses of Lee's
routed army. Let the nearness and the
certainty of your victory bring access of
zeal and enthusiasm. Make your triumph
an Impressive ono. Place Wisconsin in
the front rank of Republican States ; fore
most in her staunch attachment to that
great party which has successfully main
tained the national life through the most
formidable as well as the most wicked of
rebellions, which has destroyed slavery.
which has secured from European powers
a recognition of that right of expatriation
so important to the American citizen of
foreign birth, and which, in the homely
but weighty words of tho martyred Presi
dent affirms " the right of every man to
be the equal of every other man if he
can."
HORACE RUBLER, Chairman.
J. 'It. BaionAM, A. W. Starics,
G. W. Hazelton, A. Scott Sloan,
J. R. Bennett, ( A. Guksnikr,
LUTE A. TAYLOR.
Rejected—And Why?
To the Leadura of tha Democratic Tarty :
Yocr rejection by the people is decided
and emphatic. Why?
You encouraged the South todnitlate se
cession. i : - , . . -
You pronounced coercion eoually revo
lutionary with secession.
You assailed the first call for troops as
unconstitutional.
You refused to vote either men or money
to carry on the war.
You bid the Southern States depart in
peace. ' v . ' '.......
You declared that if slavery must be de
al roved to gain the Union, then tho Union
should perish.
you declare your prorcrence ror the
rebel constitution, as against your own. .
When it became apparent that to pro
claim universal liberty would weaken
the enemy and reward the true friends of
the Union, you nevertheless opposed it.
You stoutly contended that the rebellion
would never be suppressed, and trium
phantly quoted every reverse to our arms
as demonstrating it.
You urged the abandonment of the war,
and the resort to negotiation for the best
attainable term.
In our gloomiest days, and when no po
litical campaign was pending, you sought
to inflame the passions of the people
against the only Government we had, or
could have.
You assailed President Lincoln as a des
pot. . i
Yon denounced the Government as rev
olutionary. The Boy In Blue were termed by you
Lincoln hirelings and dogs.
Yon opposed alio .ving the men who were
periling their lives for our eountry, the en
joyment of the elective franchise.
You opposed filling up our armies by
draft
You incited riotous and bloody resist
ance to the law of the land. '
You pronounced tha war a failure, and
called for It abandonment
You urged tha South to reject tha moat
magnanimous term aver offered to con
quered reboU. ' i 1
You passed law imposing on freemen
tha most galling and unjust discrimina
tion, in the hall of Justice, on the field
of labor and la the resort of trade.
Yon would not allow a man equal Jus
tice before tha law, because servile blood
flowed in his veins.
You would not permit a man to control
his own labor who had once been a slave,
or wu the child of a (lave,
You would not allow a man to diapoae
of ht own property on equal terms with
his neighbor, because his color differed.
You would sell tho lalxr of a colored
man on the auction block, as a punishment
for not working when you would not give
htm employment.
You " fifed the SiMithern heart" anew
against the loyal North.
You confer tho highest honors on the
fiercest and rantit brutal rebel Generals.
You falsely assail tho hero to whose en
prBJ. sngacily, bravery and skill wo owe
the existence of our country, as a " brutal
butcher." a " miserable drtflkard," a " con
temptible liar," a " misccgeuationial" and
a " scoundrel."
The man most warmly welcomed! by
yon, in National Convention Napoleon
"Butcher" Forrest dishonored a flag of
truce, and shot down his begging victim
in cold blood.
The pavements of New Orleans are
stained with tho blood or tho white and
black victims of your hellish malignity.
Yon have rejected every principle the
Democratic party formerly cherished.
You propose'to trample In the dust by
revolutionary means, tho laws of Con
gress. Riot, rapine and revolution are the
weapons with which you propose to over
throw all opposition to your will."
You trampled on the ballot box In i960,
and for five years thereafter, and you
threaten to do it again.
Tho war w your war, begun by you,
conducted by you, prolonged by you.
Thousands of homes in our land wore des
olated by you. Hundreds of thousands of
graves were dug by you. Affliction, deso
lation and death followed In your train.
Debt and taxation are the fruits of your
treason.
You boast that your triumph would be
the triumph of the " Lost Cause."
You avow a policy of repudiation.
Yon propose an irredeemable paper
currency. '
You propose to refuse to pay interest on
the public debt
You propose to tax " every species of
property " tho poor man owns.
You turn out Inspectors of F.lection,
forge natural iration papers, and issuo
them criminally, and by violence seek to
pervert the voice of tho' people.
The fact that a Republican meeting Is
to be held, in many of tho States of the
Union, is deemed by you of sufficient rea
son for shooting down those who atteud.
Southern Republican editors aro none
too good for merciless castlgation at your
hand, and an excited people aro murdered
in their fear.
Fort Pillow, New Orleans, Camilla,
Opclousas these are your victories.
Y'ou court or crush tho colored man.
Just as he accepts or declines your c tiered
pom-urni numuco.
Y'ou turn into the streets, to starve and
die, evory colored man who will not vote
a rebel ticket.
Reconstruction has been delayed by
you. You would have no rcorgarizatlon
that did not place the old lash in your
hands, and enable the masters to wreak
vengeance on their late slaves.
The future you would give us is a future
of terror. Civil war, business prostration
and oppressive taxation are all you
offer us. -
Tho past warns us of you. The grave
holds up its hands against you. The fu
ture implores to be saved from yon.
The people heed the supplication, and
hence you are rejected. Albany Journal.
Johnny Shrimp's Composition on Going
to School.
Scnopi, has begun again. I go'to Thir
teenth Street School every day. It is a
good school. They won't let you play
there. The boys aro not allowed to whis
per more than forty times a day. Tho
teacher says I am a very good boy. I
think so, too. To be good is not to be
found out Peter Snuffins was a good boy,
because he could whisper without moving
his mouth. I used to call him Muffins.
He ha left school, and works in a butcher
shop. He's going to take me to the
slaughter-house some day.
I learn a good many things at school
Before I went to school I didn't know
half as many tricks as I do now. I have
learned how to fight Bill Stubs said I
was a gump. I said he was anothor. Bill
give me a hit He called it a " swat." I
give him two. He tried to knock me
down, and I did tumble. Just then a cop
camo along. If It hadn't been for that
cop I'd have licked Bill The boys said
Bill licked me. But it wasn't so ; I slipped
down on an orange peel. Besides that, I
didn't want to hurt Bill. I like to fight
with boys that I can lick. Boy that can
lick me I don't got into musses with. I
ain't afraid of Bill Stubbs. . : ;
I learned somo grammar at school, and
goggerfco.J - But I learned to play marble
a good deal quicker. Pa say boy
ought to learn only what they've got a
taste for. I've got a taste for taffy and
chewing gum. I've learnod a good deal
of 'em.
Ma says we boys aro worked too hard at
school. She says' her children shan't study
when they have headaches. She gives
me an excuse when I have a headache. I
often have a headache, if tho lesson are
hard.
I am in class 9, section Q. In a few
months I go to the college. We used to
call it the Free Academy. I want to go to
college, because the boys there carry
canes and have fun, and don't speak to
little boys, and can go In the torchlight
processions.
I've been to a good many schools. Some
way, I change schools very often. The
teachers think a Change Is good fot mo.
Ma says the New York schools are very
Foor, and boys dont learn much in them,
think so too. If I didn't have headaches
so often I might learn more. But I know
a good deal after - alL I want to go in a
store. Pa says I shall. Ma say I shan't
Ma call ma ber precious darling, and
say I must have an educatioa. I'd rather
have a rowboat " I'm sure if I had a row
boat and went out every day to Uoboken,
I wouldn't have headache to much. I
tell ma that schools are very bad for the
head. Now I want to ask ma for an ex
cuse. We have a long le-ton in compound
multiplication to-morrow, and my head
boglns to feel quite bad. I am
John Gkoruk Washington Suiuatr.
The Friends of the Constitution.
In Mr. Beecher's admirable address in
the Brooklyn Academy he made great fun
of the new defenders of the Constitution.
And it was well timed. Nobody, it seems,
understands the Constitution but those
who struggled night and day to destroy it
Nobody is to be accounted a friend of the
Union but those who fought to dissolve it,
or helped the fighters, or who have Sow
combined to overthrow it reconstruction
by armed force. Nobody Is to be consid
ered conservative but those who, after tha
cancer has been cut out, are zealously
striving to put as much of it back as pos
sible, i In the good old days, they cry, wu
there not one of the completest cancer
ever seen consuming the bosom of our be
loved country ; ana how, pray, can our
beloved conntry ever be again what she
was unless we restore that cancer ?
But to recall yesterday i a practicable
a to make the country what it was, or to
restore the old Union. The old Union i
impossible without tlavery; and since that
Is gone, all that belong to it 1 gone with
it When emancipation wa declared
equal rights wera assumed. No great
multitude of native male adults In this
couutry can be held in a kind of purgato
ry between cilizenahip and lion citizen
ship. When they cease to be slave they
become men, When they becom men
thry have all the right which our princi
ples accord to men. The folly of tin
Democratic party Is that It hopes to pro
vent this. It thinks that battled slave
Douiers can propose a wise policy fir a
nation of free men. Who supposes that
the old politicians who prostituted the
whole Government to tho protection of
slavery would now honestly direct that
Government, If they could get hold of It,
to the extension and security of freedom?
When the Americans conquered In the
Revolution did they Invite the Tories to
take charge of the new Government ? If
the rebels had succeeded would the Union
men have directed affairs ? Would Wade
Hampton, and Toombs, and Vallandlgham
have Invited General Grant to the head of
their Government ? And shall the men
who sustained Grant invite Wade Hamp
ton, Toombs, and Seymour to the head of
theirs ?
The plea of the late rebels now Is that
they fought for the old Constitution. What
oltl Constitution? Wa not Abraham
Lincoln elected according to Its provisions?
lUd not the slavery party controlled the
(rovernment up to the hour of his election?
Had he proposed any thing, had Congress
proposed any thing unconstitutional ? No
body protends It. The rebels took up arms
because they knew that the Government
would no longer be unconstitutionally
strained to erve slavery. The plea, it
wholly false. They care! no more for the
Constitution then than they do now. They
cared only for slavery. A long as they
could serve that under the mask of tho
Oonstltutlon they wera satisfied. When
they could not, they struck at the Consti
tution. Now again, that they hope they
can save some morsels of tho corpse of
slavery, they profess immense vcaeration
for the Constitution.
It was very constitutional to rob the
mails, and suppress free speech, and shoot
tree settlers in Kansas, and steal Texas,
and pay commissioners more for return
ing an alleged fugitive than for releasing
him; but it wa frightfully unconstitu
tional, according to these doctors, to lift a
finger to save the Union or the property
of the United State. It was remarkably
constitutional that in profound peace Mr.
Hoar should be hunted out of Charleston
by a mob because he offered to argue a
case In the courts, but alarmingly uncon
stitutional that Mr. Vallandigham Bhould
bo arrested for preventing enlistments in
tho midst of a fearful war. Whatever was
useful to slavery was constitutional.
Whatever favored liberty and Union was
unconstitutional. It seems that we are all
under a mistake. Abraham Lincoln was
the destroyer of the Constitution and
Union. Jefferson Davis was their Illus
trious defender.
This is the intolerable nonsense of the
Southern Democratic pretense in this
country. If that party docs not loam
from the election of General Qrant that
the Constitution means freedom and not
slavery, It will be, as it has been for tho
last eight years, despised by all lovers of
liberty every where in the world. To
serve a live despot oven if he be cruol, is
at least an intelligible act But to wor
ship the meanest oi dead tyrants is a con
dition beyond description. Harper'
Weekly. ;
The Flaw Hunters.
There are people who have a protor
natural faculty for detecting evil, or tho
appearance of evil, in every man's char
acter. They have a fatal scent for carrion.
Their memory is like a museum I once
saw at a medical college, and illustrates
all tho hideous distortions, and monstrous
growths, and revolting diseases by which
humanity can be troubled and afflicted.
They think they have a wonderful knowl
edge of human nature. But It is a blun
der to mistake tho Newgate Calendar for
a biographical dictionary.
A less offensive type of the same ten
dency loads some people to find apparent
satisfaction in the discovery and proclama
tion of the slightest defects in the habits
of good men, and the conduct of public
institutlous. They cannot talk about the
benefits conferred by a great hospital
without lamenting some Insignificant blot
in its laws, and some trifling want of pru
dence in its management Speak to them
about a man whose good works everybody
is admiring, and they cool your ardor by
regretting that he Is so rongh in his man
ner or so smooth that his temper is so
hasty, or that he is so fond of appjause.
They seem to hold a brief, requiring them
to prove the impossibility of human per
fection. They detect the slightest alloy In
the pure gold of human goodness. That
there are spots in the sun is, with them,
something more than an observed fact It
takes rank with a priori and necessary
truths.
There are peoplo who, if they hear an
organ, find out at once which are the
poorest stops. If they listen to a great
speaker, they remember nothing but some
slip in the construction of a sentence, tho
consistency of a metaphor, or the evolu
tions of an argument. While their friends
are admiring the wealth and beauty of a
tree whose branches are weighed down
with fruit, they have discovered a solitary
bough, lost in the golden affluence, on
which nothing is hanging.
Poor Ilazlltt was sorely troubled with
them in his time. " Littleness," he said,
" is their element, and they give a charac
ter of meaning to whatever they touch.
They creep, buzz and fly-blow. It is much
easier to crush than to catch these trouble
some insects ; and when they are in your
power, your self-respect spares them."
Good Wordt.
A Weather Prophet.
A plkasant anecdote is told of Par-
rtridge, the celebrated almanac maker. In
traveling on horseback into the country
he stopped for his dinner at an Inn, and
afterwards called for his horse, that be
might reach the next town, whero ha in
tended to sleep. 1
"If you would take my advice, sir,"
said the hostler, as he was about to mount
hi horse, " you will stay where you are
for the night as you will surely be over
taken uy a pelting rain."
"Nonsense, nonsense," aald the alma
nac maker; "there is sixpence for you
my honest fellow, and good afternoon to
you."
He proceeded on his Journey, and, sure
enough, he was well drenched in a heavy
shower. Partridge wu struck with the
man's prediction, and being always intent
n the interest ot hit almanac, he rode
back on the lnBtant, and wu received by
the hostler with a broad grin.
" Well, tir, you see I wu right after all."
" Yes, my lad, you have been so, and
here is a crown for you, but I give It tp
you on consideration that you tell ma
howyou knew of this rain." ,
"To be sure, sir," replied the man.
" Why the truth is, we have an almanac
in our bouse called Partridge' t Almanac,
and the fellow is such a notorious liar that
whenever he promises us fine days we
always know that it will be the direct
contrary. Now, your honor, this day, the
21st of June, U put down in our almanac
In doors m ' settled fine weather, bo rain.',
I looked at that before I broaght your
honor's horse out and to wu enabled to
put you on your guard."
QTAn exchange lays: President
Johnson must have foreseen the result of
the Tuesday elections. In his proclama-.
Hon of thanksgiving, issued on Monday, be
said that the American people are now
" permitted to hope tlevt long protracted
political and sectional dissensions are, at'
no distant day, to give place to returning
harmony and fraternal afiitcUon throughout
the Republic.'
NASBY.
THE OCTOBER ELECTIONS—MR NASBY
DISCUSSES THE PROPRIETY OF SWAPPING
HORSES.
rrwTOrri. rnxrtnRt? X Rotr, I
tWUu U In tht SUI u KrntnrkT.) V
, Oct 1, 1W. I
Tiik recent elccshuns hev not rcstiltid M
Joyfully rs we cood Lev wished, but ther
liev bin enufl' Dime ratlc votes polled to
prove that the old party Is alive, and not
dead er. Its enemies would hev us Mecve.
We didn't quite carry Inji-any : Ohio isn't
hardly mini and notwithstandin all the
money we spent In Philadelphia on re-
S eaters and naturtllzshcn papers, that
tato is Jest out uv our reach. Wo hey
come jest near muff to vlctry to miss it
I feel cz I did wunst two years sgo. I
went Into Rascom's to get my regler half
past nine nip when 1 wuz horrified at be
in Informed by G. W. that ther wnzn't a
drop In the house. Sccin the agony depict
ed on my face he did manage to squeeze
one reasonable nssuager out of a barl, but
jest ez I wuz putting it to my lips.loo Big
ler, either by accident or design, stumbled
agin mo and the precious llooid war. wast
Id on the fl.ior. The Rcpublikin Joe Big
ler he stumbled agin us lest ea we hed the
gobllt uv sukoess to our hps and I mourn
ez I did then.
Several causes hev operated to bring
about this result none of which are uv a
nscher tobediscourngin to tho Dlmocriay,
however.
1. We shood hev succeeded hed tho Re-
publlkins nominated a man who was con
siderably less popler than Gen. Grant
and whujnvoodctit hev bin able to hold to
many votes. Ther aint no doubt uv this.
Hed they nominated a man less In favor
with the people, wa shood hev hed an
easier time of it.
9 Hed tho Dimocrisy nominated more
pooler men them In whom the people
hed more confidence the result would hoy
been far better. Gov. Scomore is an ad
mlrablo candidate, but somehow he didn't
strike the popler heart Ho did all he
cood to so t the masses, but the masses
went back on ,hlm. Ho made a speech
agin repudlasliun and in favor of payln
tho bonds in gold ; and then, that ther
shood bo no complaint from anybody, he
accepted a nomlnashun at the hands uv
repnodiatera Bnd payers in greenbax.
But his genrous nacher her been misun
derstood. Wat wuz really a desire to sat
isfy all styles uv peoplo wuz branded ez
weaknls and vaclllashun. and so ho went
down.
3. Ginral Blare hurt us. It Is troo wo
blc.eve in tho sentiments cnunshated in
the Brodhod letter, and my admirashen
for hiin on other accounts is unboundid.
I hev alluz loved him sence one memor
able night, when I seed him take IS drinks
in ;iu mtnits, and walk oil under it
" Here " thot I, " is my sooperlor to him
I bow." I tried to surpass it, out I caved
at the 17th, He is entirely acceptable to
tho South. His Brodhed letter reflex our
views precisely. Deckln Pogram's brother
who lives In Alabama, knows where
his niggers are Uvln, aud he ardently de
sires tho abolishln uv the carpet-bag gov
ernments, that he may score cm and re
dooso cm to their normal speer. Capt
McPeltor' old cavalry kin be rallied at a
minll's notice, and he akes to lead em
again among the rich farmers uv Southern
Ohio and Injcany ; and wo all desire that
the Northern men wich hev come down
among us like locusts with their shops and
faclrles and stores, and mowin machines
and skool houses and Blch, a tryin to ele
vate the nigger above us, shel be hung or
sent pack in out uy the country, lcavin us
to manage things our own way. But
Blare shooden't hev scd so. He shooden't
hev alarmed the week Dimocracy uv them
States wich desire pocce, and who are
timid on tho Btibjlck uv revolooshen.
Blaro hurt us. His letter wuz correct but
inconslderlt.
4. Our platform wuz agin us.. Hed It bin
different in all partiklurs, we shood hev
polled more votes, provided, uy course,
that we hed hed different men a standin
onto It. This is clecr.
5. The Republikln platform wuz agin ns.
lied they mado a different platform, and
put other men onto it their platform and
Linen bein both more objectionablo to the
people, and our platform and our men bein
ess objectionable to the people the re
sult wood hey been far different This is
clecr.
A careful examlnashen uy these reasons
for our defeat shows how ncer we come to
success, and how liltlo stood in the way.
Wat shel be done? That's the question
wich I porpose to answer.
We must hev a change uy candidates.
Let us remember that the Post Offisls are
at Btakn, and that when Its all biled down
Post Olllsis is wat we are a goin for. Ef
Seemore stands between us and Post Of
fisls, Seemoro must be put out uv the way,
and ef Blaro prevents us from reachin uy
em, Blare uiuat beluiuiolatid. The recent
election show that both thoce men are in
the way, and both must therefore go to
the wall. This is my candid judgment.
I, therefore, urge the droppin of See
more and Blare, and the nomlnoshen rv
that stanch patriot, whoso name I brought
out originelly, Jethro L. Kippins, uv Illi
noy, for President and Capt Abslum IiitL
uy Noo Jersey, for Vice. These gentle
men wood be entirely acceptable to all
factions uv the party. Kippins hen no
opinions and never hed, ana ez Capt. Kltt
can i write, ne win not compromise us by
any indiscreet letters. I suggest these
names to save expense to our committees.
The transparencies and banners yoozed
thus far ueedut be changed. Kippins
looks very like Seemore, and Blare's por
trate wood do jest ez well for Kitt. The
Dimocresy uv the North never saw any
thing uv military, except wat they mite
uv observed in tho vicinity uy Jhe British
garrUons in Canada, and they woodent
know tho diffreuce between a Csptin's
uniform and a Major General's. In Ken
tucky and tho Southern States no change
wood be required. The Confudrit flags
under wich we inarch will do es well for
Kippins and Kltt ei tor Seemore and
Blare.
Let this be done to wunst. or all will be
lost Let us bv men on the track who
hey no record to pint at Ef we hed one
man who hed a good record, we would do
well to take him, but ez that ain't the case
the next best thing is to take one who hez
no record at all. Slch a man la Kippins.
With Kippins at the front wo may be
uhoored uv vlctry. We may rest confi
dent uy postofflsis, and happy in the
ashoorence uv at laast four years uv unin
terrupted livin on the treasury. AH other
elements u v the can vau are lite and trivial
compared with Postoflls. It require rapid
ackshen, but Jist now when the party
stands with one foot over the brink uv
destruckshen and tother on the edge uv
Eeril, there ain't no time to pause. Let us
1st the names uv Kippins and Kltt, and
unier them march to victry.
I make these stjestions without oonsultin
my friends. I wood hey hed a consulta
shen, but every Dimocrat within ten miles
uv the uorncrs, went to Injeanny to vote.
and they hevu t got back yet Even Bas
com is gone, and in addishen to my offluhel
dootlua, 1 am runnin hi grocery. It's an
employment that suits me partikelerly, ez
I am at present the only customer the
muse oez.
PETROLEUM V. NASBY, P. M.
[wich is Postmaster.]
Naw York city, on the evening of the
80th, Hon. Mr. Brewster, of Pennsylvania,
saia xnai urani recently addressed a friend
in these words : "This much 1 wish, and
declare to lie my policy, that such a d.
gree of pearo and tranquility shall exist
in this country, that a man may speak his
mind in any part ot our great land, and
toai wiinotu molestation or Hindrance."
POLITICAL ITEMS.
A wan. since the late elections,
fitted the Copperheads with the bt sami-
they have ever worn. Me calls tner tarn
Scyciourners. '
ItTThe Democrats of Oawr New
York, had prepared a full-led efflgy n a
Bcgrotobnrn in nonor ei mrar - "
In Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio, but
the exhibition wu indefinitely post
poned. , . . . 'rit
tW Mr. Seymour, of UUca, Is no longer
In the watermelon lina Tour puiJ
which are reckoned "some pumpkins
have descended npon htm with a squash.
Hertford rotU
fW General Kllpatrlcksald.la a vpnech
In New York, the other day, that It wowld
lie u Impossible for the uemocraw aw
make rains nnder ftxiatlnn? circumstances.
u it would be fir Horatio Seymour to ae
a dozen rotten egrs under a tin roomer ana
expect to hatch Shanghai chickens.
MTThe Kation f Democrat) ears th
Democracy have no hope loft, except wltta-
iu iua minis oi uflv x urn cuj, -""
man's defeat is ensured by the dedal re
Republican victory in Pennsvlyanla, and
that no soiling out by Mr. Seymour can
give the Btate to Tammany.' ' '
IW The Paris Tamp is a very aenslbla
paper ; it ay : " To judge from the new
which reaches us by every steamer, we
cannot arrive at any other conclusion than
that General Grant, the candidate of the
party of liberty, will be elected by asa
overwhelming majority. . God be praised
ft'-" ; ;.'.-'.
OF" The Toronto OXU thus sums tip
the result of the October elections in the
United States t " The result of th elec
tions Is quite as favorable to the Republi
cans u could have been expected. The
success of Grant and Colfax la now, If It
was not before, a foregone conclusion.
No intelligent politician can longer doubt
it"
tW The Missouri Dmwral print cut
of a sick rooster, and tells this anecdote :
" Kvery one baa heard the story of the
sick passengor on a steamor, who said 1 he
had the best of tAoi dinner, he tutnd It
once when it went down, and again when
It came up.' The Democratic party to jet
ting two tastca of Blair. The first wu
pleasant ; the second see cut" . '
tar Tho Cincinnati Commercial of tbe
20th, says : " It is no secret In Columbus
that Washington McLean and O. L. Val
landigham telegraphed from this city to
that to the Democratic State Central
Committee, urging that the influence of
the committee be exerted to cause the
retirement of Seymour and Blair, and the
substitution of Chase and Adams."
tW Two years sen General Grant wrote
this letter to General Lee :
ArT.,T. IMS.
OSUKKALI
Tho result of tha lat woak aanat
convince yon X tha honalaaanaaa off ortbnr mlat-
anw on the part or tha Arm? of Northarr. t inrlnla
In thl atrncirla. 1 fiwil that It la ai. And mrar it
an mj inly to ahlft from mrpalf tha raaponalMHty
si an j inmiar rrmaion or Moon nr aamaff of jroa
tha inrrtnitii of that portion or tha Conradotat
Htatoa Arm known aa tha "Army of Northern
Virginia."
i'. n. UBisT, Llcatenant Uaneral.
Oknkral R. K. I.ia.
Somebody copies this letter, substituting
tho Democratic party for the Southern
army, and addresses it to Goyerr; Sey
mour. It hits exactly.
Vff Colonel James O'Belrne. of Wash
ington, President of the Conservative Ar
my and Navy Union, delivered an elabor
ate speech a few evenings ago, at
a regular meeting of the Union, declaring
nts intention to support Urant and Colfax.
Colonel O'Belrne is a Fenian and a Dem
ocrat of high standing and much personal
luiiurui-n. iu uw tpeecn ne saia :
"In common with many Democrats
throughout tho country whom I hare met
and spoken with and they are pure, un
sullied high-minded men I deem the elec
tion of Grant the best thing for the country
at this time, although there are many men
tacked on to his skirts whom I do not like,
and believe he doea not Yet, if he be
elected, I do not fear that he will be sway
ed Improperly by men or Influences. I
am no eleventh hour convert ; do not seek
the favor of any incoming administration,
nor ior mercenary purposes. JNellner am
I a time server or bolter. While, therefore,
I do not seek any end In this, uy course,
and impelled, as I here solemnly aver, by
my own convictions of duty in common
with many Conservatives and older Dem-
ocrats, I shall feel called upon In dnty to
throw the weight ef whatever little influ
ence t, possess into the scale In behalf ef '
the election of Ulysses 8. Grant and
Schuyler Colfax." l a
A Temperance Story.
I once heard Dr. Day relate the eccur
rence which produced in his mind the
conviction that drunkards could be res
cued from the domination of their morbid
appetite. One evening, when he came
home from his work, he heard that a cer
tain Jack Watts, the sot of tbe neighbor
hood, wu starving with his wife and three
children. After tea he went to see him.
In treating his first patient Albert Day
hit upon the very method he has ever
since pursued, and so I beg the reader will
note the manner in which be proceeded.
On entering his cottage he wu u polite
to him, as considerate of his dignity ls
head of the household, as he could have
been to the first man of the village. " Mr.
Watts," said he, after the usual saluta
tions, " I hear you are in straitened cir
cumstances." The man, who wu then
quite sober, replied : "I am ; my two
youngest children went to bed crying for
food, and I had none to give them. I
spent my last three weeks over there,"
pointing to a grog shop opposite, "and the
bar-keeper said to me u he took 'the mo
ney, says he, ' Jack Watts, you're a fool,'
and so I am." Here was a chance for a
fine moral lecture. Albert Day Indulged
in nothing of the kind. He said, "Mr.
Watts, excuse me for a few minutes ;" and
he went out returning soon with a basket
containing some flour, pork, and other
materials for supper. " Now, Mrs. Watts,
cook something and wake your children
np, and give them something to eat Til
call again early in the morning. Good
night." ,
Perfect civility no reproaches no lec
ture practical help of the kind needed
and at the time needed. . Observe, too,
that tho man wu in the condition of miad
in which patients usually are when they
make the tonfetaion implied in entering
an aai'lum. He was at the end of hie
tether. He wu to use the language of
the bar-room " dead beat" 1
When Mr. Day called the next mornlsg.
the family had had their breakfast and
Jack Watts smiled benediction on the
man whom he had been accustomed is
regard as his enemy, because he wu the
declared enemy of Jack Walla' enemy.
Now the time had come for a little talk.
Jack Watta explained his circumstances;
he had been out of work for a long time,
and he had consumed all his substance in
drink. Mr. Day listened with respectful
attention, spoke to him of various plana
for the future, and said for that day ha
could give him a dollar's worth of wood
chopping to do. Then they got upon the
liquor question. I n the sollened, receptive
mind of Jack Watta, Albert Day, de
posited tbe substance of a rational tem
perance lecture. He spoke to him kindly,
respectfully, hopefully, strongly; Jack
Watts' mind was convinced ; be aald he
had done with drink forever. . He meant
it too; and thus he wu brought to z
second stage on the road to deliverance.
In thl particular case, resting from
labor wu out of the question and unneces
sary, for the man bad been reeling too
long already, and must needs go to work.
The wood wu chopped. The dollar to be
paid for the work at the cloae of the day
wa a fearful ordeal for poor Jack, living
fifteen yards from a bar room. Mr. Day
called round In the evening, paid hisa the
dollar without remark, fell into ordinary
conversation with the family, and took
leave. John stood tha teat i not a cent of
the money found its way into the till of
the bar-keeper. Next morning Mr. Day
wu there again, and, seeing that the
patient was going on well, spoke to him
about the future, and glided again Into tke
main topic, dwelling much upon the abso
lute necessity of total and eternal abatV
nence. He got the man a place, viaited
him, held him up, fortified his nilnd, aud
so helped him to complete and lasting
recovery. Jack Watt never drank again.
He UWd a vear or two ago la Maine at a
good age, having brougut up his fiunlly
rtapecUbly.-JWon, in A&mtitXtr.:i

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