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SLOBE REPUBLIC, WEDNESDAY -EVENING, FEBRUARY 4 1886
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Fitz John Porter s everlasting cry for
justice has broken out again. He wrote a
letter to the president last October, which
has just been sent in on the call of a
house resolution and published to the
country, appealing to him to reconsider
his reasons for etoing the bill which as
passed for Porter's restoration to the
armv, and to re-appoint nnd nominate him
to a suitable vacancy that may exist or oc
cur in the army.
Mr. Porter makes a pathetic cry. He
thinks he has been cruelly wronged. The
court-martial that tried him did not think
so The loyal people of the Lnited States
do not think so. They believed and be
lieve that he could not lay his hand on his
heart av.d truthfully declari his inno
cence of any secret desire that General
John Pope might be beaten in the battles
that he had rjshed into ith pronun
ciamentoes that officers of the Porter
stamp regarded as insults. His conduct
may be explained ever so plausib'y by
dales and diagrams subsequently fur
nished by the rebel record", it
was the motive of this man Por
ter, as evidenced by his words
and behaior al the time, that made him
amenable to court-martial and showed him
guilty ol such intention as the articles of
war punish with death.
The court-martial found that Fitz-John
Porttr wanted to spite John Pope, his su
perior officer, and that this spite was the
malice ol bis di-o'iedience of that officer's
orders. This disobedience and the motive
of it would have justified the shooting ot
Filz-John Porter. Such are the stern, yet
necessary, rules of war. But mercy was
shown Mr Porter. He was cashiered in
disgrace from the army. It was a mild
But he has succeeded in showing, to a
congress filled with Confederate briga
diers, and from facts furnished by Confed
erate archives, that, if he had obeyed his
superior officer on that memorable occa
sion, the result would have been disa
trous, 0, just so But suppose that is
admitted, which it is not by many military
experts, how doe that remove the guilt
of his intention which is really the guilt
itself? The circumstances prove that Mr.
Porter was willing to sacrifice the cause
of the country to spite John Pope. He
deserved to be shot for it.
But, instead of being grateful to the
country for sparing his life, he has been
appealing to the country through all these
years for restoration to honors and emolu
ments. It is one of the highest com
mendations of this Republican administra
tion that he has appealed in vain.
All the Confederates and (it must be
confessed) some soft-shelled Republicans
weep over Fitz John Porter's wrongs, and
it is likely that, when the Confederacy
comes into possession of the government,
the Democratic president will send Por
ter's name in for vindication. But the
Republican senator who shall ote for his
confirmation will not represent, but will
misrepresent, the overwhelming majority i
' ' n j j
of his constituency in any state, aud will
be marked lor luture reference.
NOT A rllOTKCTIOMsT l'EH ?E.
The most significant lact in connection
with the late visit of Hon. Sam Randal
to the Souih is that he everywhere
reiterated the statement in his public ad
dresses thai he was not a protectionist
Now, the fact may not be familiar to the
generality ol readers, but is nevertheless a
truth, that John C. Calhoun declared sub
stantially the same sentiments in 1S1C,
w hen he first bepan to show his hand on
the subject wb ch led him and his state
straight to nullification.
Mr Randall Kuew that he was in the
atmosphere of Calhounism, ot nullifies,
tion ot-d of m.repentant secessionit.ru,
and it is not ilhgic.l to su.'gtst th.it he
was timing to show tl at he- occupied com
mon ground with those ho invented and
cherished the old hiresy which so long
pi agued and finally threatened to destroy
If Randall is not a protectionist per se,
the difference between him and Waterson
is only a shadow, and Tet the latter is
recognized as the most blatant and hero'c
of all the anti-protectionists.
Is not Randall getting ready to sell him
self "for a mess of pottage" to the powers
which seem to have control of the Demo
The venerable Horatio Seymour has ut
tered. He speaks of the duties of the in
coming administration. There will be
people who have forgotten Horatio, and
others will e surprised that be is alive.
But his views may be worth pondering by
the Democratic party. They are ponder
ous And conservative.
A NEW AMhRKO.AFKICAX SCUKME,
AVe believe that the Rev William Taj.
lor is the most restless and aggressive man
in the Methodist Episcopal church univer
sal for the organization named covers
the world with its net-work of operations,
and it 1ms a large representation also
among glorified millions who hae crossed
Jordau's swelling Hood And when we
say this of Mr Taylor we sa a great deal
The gentlemin named, who has been here
once or twice and is known by many of
our citizens, was appointed and qualified
as Bishop of Africa, by the list General
Conference, and as he ha 1 done muck and
very effective pioneer work, in California,
India, South America, and cUewhcre.it
was generally conceded that he was, at
last, the right man in the right place, as
well as a large man in a large place Af
ter the appointment of Mr Taylor, came
the Congo Conference at Berlin, which
congress of the great European Powers,
provided for the protection of civilizing
influence's of commercial and educational
appliauces and forces in Central Africa,
and now Mr. Taylor lends the van of the
army of Christian civilization to the heart
of the Dark Continent. Last week his ef
fort "to inaugurate self supporting mis
sions in the regions of Ceutral Africa" ma
terialized. Fifty people men, women
and children of the several trades and
professions, and well equipped with
supplies left Xew York for
Africa to settle down permanently among
2,000,000 persons who have never seen,
up to this time, but two white men the
late Dr. Livingstone and our Henry M
Stanley, and not many of these even have
seen these two distinguished representa
tives of the Caucasian rnce. With Mr
Taylor's expedition go 5,000 Bibles, 33,000
vards of cotton cloth, in muslins and cali
coes (to be used as currency), twenty-five
Remington rifles (for hunting purposes,
we suppose), forty shotguns, and tools and
implements in abundance, and it is an
nounced that these spirited and energetic
missionaries declare their intention to
"ask for and accept no help from home."
This shows pluck and courage and the
carrying out of the policy will require per
sistence and persevernnce, but the result
mny not depend c'.togcther on what the
members of the colouy may be able to do.
The policy of the new colony, however,
is much to be commended. It is much
like that of the Apostle Paul, who, while
on his missionary journeys, "paddled his
"own canoe" and earned his own bread
and clothing by the sweat of his honest,
hc-oic lace. And if it can be demon
strated that men and women can go out
in colonies to remote lands, and in new
climates to which they arc unaccustomed,
and while they are earning their own
livelihood, can educate, civilize and Chris
tianize the natives, a very important step
will have bce taken and a new era of in
tellectual o'ltreach and progress will have
been inaugurated. It was just like the
Methodists to take this step, and we wish
them the largest possible measure of suc
cess. The idea involved is, however, not alto
gether new. Many of the missions ol the
American Board have been not only self
sustaining for years, but have been con
tributing to the funds of the Parent So
ciety. This is true of the churches estab
lished in the Sandwcih Islands, and it is
also already true of a number of the
churches organized, within a few years, in
Japan! Indeed, it has long been the
policy or the Board to make all its mis
sionary churches self-sustaining at the
earliest possible moment. And, indeed,
we may say the same thing of the Presby
terians, Baptists, Lutherans, and other
leading denominations. It is the true
idea. The heathen convert must first ex
perience the blessedness of receiving and
then the still greater bliss of giving!
We think it will be evident to the Re
publican committee that the system of
nominating city officers by a primary elec
tion is not in favor with the Republican
party, as a party, of this town. If the
committee would n fleet the best sentiment
! of the nartv. it must adont some other
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mcthod of nomination. The disinterested
men who are anxious for the success of
Republicanism in Springfield and for a
good municipal government under its
auspices are almost universally opposed to
that method. We hope that the commit
tee will devise some means of putting in
nomination the men who can command
the strength of the party. We commend
to them the suggestions of the various
gentlemen whose opinions we gave in
yesterday's Gionr.-RErcm ie
Under the cap'ion of "Who w"ll the
Leader be?" the Ohio State Journal ha
given the opinions of the chairmen of the
various Republican county committees as
to the preferences in their localities for
governor, and as to what should be the
character of the platform. We think that
Mr. Rabbitts has pretty correctly given
the situation here in the following.
Springfield I turned jour communica
tion over to Ji hn W. Parsons, my suc
cessor as chairman. Foraker has a strong
following here, but considerable opposi
tion has developed toward him on the part
of colored people. General Beatty is in
large favor, also Kennedy Think the
judgment of our people regarding platform
would be to let the Democrats solve the
liquor proulem and Republicans remain
silent, or only speak to charge responsi
bility on the Democrats J. II. Rabbitts.
There is a readable brigazee between
the Commercial Gazette and the Ohio
Stnte Journal. The C. G. charges the O.
S J with being a Democrat, and the 0.
S. J. retorts that the C G is a metropoli
tan falsehood. And so on. Selah.
Mr O'Donovan Rosea was not hurt as
badly as was hoped. The woman who
shot was near-sighted. Rossa will be out
in a few days bowling as loudly as ever for
the auiaiii nation of British subjects.
In the Ranks.
Jllsiicnth-li'nwftnickhlm. there In therenks
1 hire In Hie ranks, with his race tothofoei
Dli) his il i lit; lips utti r turscs or thanks?
No one will know.
Still he marched on, ho with tho rest
Still ! inarcheil on with his fmt to tho foo.
To the Jn bitter lun-lnecs sternly adilrest:
Uiiid did they know?
H he n ineilav was over, the fleroo (igtt dono.
His ilntks wen- red with the sunw t'a rliiw.
Mid tliej iron mil lilm tin re with their laurels
Dead did ho know?
Laurels or roer. all ono to him now
U hat to n dead man 1 jrlorj or plow?
Ito&ewn whs for love, or a crown on his brow:
Dead does he know?
And yet you will tec him march on with the
Xo man of them all makes a goodlier show
In the thick of the tumult Jostled and prcst:
Dead would ou know?
I ouiso Chandler, Moulton, in Harper s-Mog-nzinc
in Tin: i,ir.iiTHousi:.
It was tho last day in tho old year,
and vet it did not seem much like win
ter, though the maple trees were bare
ami the flowers all dead. The oaks
vvero covered thickly with leaves.
True, when the wind blew it rustled
through brow n, dry foliago very differ
ent to the living tints of month's back,
but when you looked at tho soft, mud
dy rotds, or the clear blue sky, you
scarcely realized that it was just past
John Hudson, keeper of tho light
honso at Fishing Point, was brushing
his weather-beaten coat (once black,
now almost "sage-green"), and giving
parting directions to John Hudson, Jun
ior called "Jack" by his familiars.
"Now mind and don't set the house on
fire whilo I am gone. I must fic that
chimney when fget back, or we'll bo
binned out yet; and don't take to fool
ing with the oil there isn't very much
of it left now. There's that cord of
wood in the yard; I guess jou had bet
ter fill the wood boxes, and pick up a
bit I expect tho inspector will bo
round before long, and wo want tohavo
even thing taut and trim when he
comes. (Set v our dinner when you're
ready; I may be back in tinio, and I
ni.iynot, with all these errands to do in
the" v lllagv; but, anv how, I shall bo
home this afternoon. Good-by, son
nv ," anil ho tramped briskly away
through the trees.
"Stub! Stub! here. sir. You must
stav home with me. Fatherdon't want
vou. There's a rat. surc's I live! Sick
it. Stub! S-s-s sick it!"
"Now," said Jack, after an exciting
chase, in which boy and dog had howl
ed and barked a most powerful duet,
"now. Stub, we'll wash tho breakfast
dishes won't we9"
Stub looked a knowing assent, and
at gravely on a chair (w hich he first
knocked the cat oil), while Jack wash
ed and dried the few dishes as deft as a
girl. He had lived here as long as ho
could remember. His earliest recollec
tion was lookinjr at the brijrht rellector
up-stair, ami seeing in it a sweet, lov
ing face', with tender blue eves, near
his own. His next memory of the faco
was in a coffin, pale and still, while his
father held his hand, and the minister
from the- village talked in a low. sad
tone. But this was jears ago. when
Jack was (as he would inform vou)
"only a little lVllow." Now, from Ins
digmlied age of ten jears he felt him
self arrived at mill's estate. His fath
er was formerly a sailor, but in conse
quence of lomg one of his fingers in
tin lev regions of the noith he had to
accept the position of lightlimise-kecp-er
loving the sea loo well to think for
a moment of any work further inlaud.
Sue i stones as lie used to tell Jack in
the winter davs, when they would bo
cut oil bv snowdrifts from the lest of
the world, buch thrilling adventures
delighted the bov 's ear.s in the long,
solitary evenings Stones of the time
on Labrador, when a tremendous whale
capsed a boat's crew, and two men
got drowned; of the niutiuv that once
bloke out on the Fair Betsey, and
the sneaking Italian who got put in
s for statting it
J ick w ould go to bed with a "creepy"
kind of feeling after these stories, but
the morning light always drove away
the shadows, and he would vow to him
self never to let such ridiculous stories
frighten him again. "Stub, let's play
Robinson Crusoe in the ard, now that
the dishes are all washed; Jano (to the
cat), you can oorno, too, if you want,"
said Jack, opening the door. StuD ac
cepted the invitation for himself and
Jane, by making a dart at her as she
lay blinking near the stove, and rush
ing her out doors with scant cere
mony. "This shed hero shall be the cave,
and I'll wear father's fur cap and bo
Robinson Crusoe. Vou can bo Friday,
Stub. You are black and you don't
know much; and Jane shall sit up hero
on the woodpile and be the parrot.
Now, Friday, you just stay there wh le
I go to get some sticks for tho wood
box;" and Jack, making his work into
play, worked with a will, while the
waves romped and tossed about on the
shore like merry children, and a little
gray cloud, no bigger than a man's
hand, roso slowly in the north and
made another dah of color in the brill
"Why, I declare, if it ain't going to
snow! I wish father would hurry up.
How quickH the clouds have come, and
they look heavy, too, as if thev were
just bursting with the piles of snovv
llakes hid away in them. My! won't
it be jolly coasting, though! It hasn't
been half a winter yet no snow, ex
cept a little that melted right away,
and none of the ponds frozen over. I
Ctiess I had better see if my sled's all
light;" and away Jack ran on this hol
low pretense this delightful piece of
sclf-dcliision about the condition of tho
"Artful Dodger," for had ho not ex
amined it daily for the past two months
and longed impatiently for a chanco to
use it? "My! there's a snowllake, as
suro's the world; and there's another,
and another swarms of 'em!" ex
claimed happy Jack to his small but
-elect audience of Stub and Jane. They
were very amiable, and frisked and
gamboled with as j;ood an appeiranco
of happy inuocenco as could be de
sired. "It's setting dark very quickly; not
4 o'ciock vet. I guess it's going to be
a pretty big fall this time, and whew!
Stub, hear the wind; sounds squally,
don't it? '
Stub looked vv ith an air of gravity
through the window-, and seemed to
be of the opinion that it certainly did
"What keeps father so late. I won
der? If it keeps on gettingd irk as fast
as this the light will have to bo fixed
pretty soon. '
Tim k and fast fell the snowllakes,
hurrying, scurrying down, as if in
haste to see w hich could first reach the
earth. Every now and then a violent
gust of vv ind vv ould come that romped
and rioted among the dry leaves that
still clung to some of tho trees, and
near at hand the waves surged and
d lshed and tos-ed themselves on tho
shore and against tho rocks.
"I know the lamp ought to be lit.
I'd better go right away and do it,"
said Jack, addressing his companions.
As they raised no objection Jack start
ed, materials in baud, and they follow
ed toee,no doubt, that even thing
was done fairly and squarely, tip the
stairs went the trio. Stub ahead, snuff
ing and peering into all the dark cor
ners. Jack, w ith the lamp and oil in his
hand, lollovving warily, and Jane, with
a dignity suitable for a lady of her
vcar.s, bringing up tuo rear. JacK
knew how to work. He watched his
father daily, and had sometimes been
allowed to help him; so, in a very short
tune, a inumiiy glow ol ngnt poured
tluoiigh the windows of the little tow
er, and laid bare the deep, treacherous
rocks with blunt distinctness whilo
they strove vainly to hide beneath tho
I suppose we might as well get sup
per ready now, against t ither comes,"
and Jack laid the cloth neatly and cut
the biead with a will. Like a few rare
and isolated Uovs of his asje, being
hungry was -Jack's normal condition,
relieved at occasional intervals by be
ing satisfied. Supper was waiting
father's te was boiling and bubbling
on the stove (Jack's limited knowledge
of cooking bad not taught him th it tea
should never be allowed to boil). Jack's
bisin of broken bread in readiness for
the scalding milk, some dried beef as
speci il treat, and plenty of good bread,
cheese, and butter besides. Insido, all
was warm and cozy, cheery and home
like; outside, stormy and blustering.
"Seven o'clock, and father not homo
yet! Well, the light will burn an hour
yet without fixing. Father says it
vv ould burn longer than th it, but it's
safest to look at it every four hours,
and he's sure to be here before it w ants
looking to." So Jack got his favorite
book from the shelf, and settled down
for a cozy read in his father's arm-chair
near the stove. It certainly was very
exciting where Criisoeand Friday dis
covered the arrival of the one-and-twenty
savages, and disturbed them at
their revolting repast. But Jack got
up so early mornings.and was so activo
all the day. that no wonder his ideas
began to stray and his eyes to blink
and close. Stub had settled himself
near for a little quiet meditation noso
between two blick, outstretched fore
paw s, and gaze fixed on nothing in
particular; while. Jane, havu g first
made her toilet for the night by care
ful washing and patting, dozed peace
fully behind the stove. Tired Jack
slept, and dreamed he was Crusoe, and
had just built a beautiful sled, and ho
and Friday coasted down among tho
can nil) lis and sent them flying on all
sides; and the old clock ticked, ticked,
while out-doors the snow blew in
whirls, and a weary man fought hard
against the wind and sought to find
airain the beaten path to his home.
Hour after hour passed, till the faithful
hammer str king 10, woke Jack in be
wilderment at not finding himself in his
own little bed.
"What's the matter?" he said, shak
ing himself and standing. "Why, how
late it is! What can have happened to
Stub roused up, but could not answer
the question, so viely kept silence
people don't always, you know.
"The light' the light! Oh! suppose
it's gone out! I must go up this very
minute to sce, though it's awfully dark,
and the stove's gone out, too; but I
can't stop to make it up now. Come.
Stub, you can go with mo if you want
to." said diplomatic Jack, who really
didn't like to go through all those dark
passages and stairways alone, but who
wouldn't have Stub know it for tho
. Jack reached the foot of the ladder,
and was slowly mounting, when his
foot slipped and he fell. btub looked
at him helplessly, and waited for him
to pick himself up. Jack had kept
hold of his lantern, and foitunately it
had not got extinguished; the oil can
fell at a little distance.
"What's the matter now ? What ails
my foot?" said he, making several in
etlectu.il attempts to stand. "My, how
it hurts!" and he held it in his hand
while he bravely kept the tears back.
"I guess I ve spr imed it. or something.
What shall 1 do1 I could manage to
slide down stairs again and wait there
till father comes. But then the light;
that ought to be attended to. Oh, why
ain't father back!" aud he winced with
pain as a sudden twinge came to his
"Oh. dear, its tough work," said he,
as vv ith the oil can slung across one
arm he tried to climb the ladder with
one foot and one knee.
"1 guess I better give it up pshaw!
What's a fellow good for any way, if he
can't put hniiselt out of the way for
other folks once in a w lulu. How tho
to.vcr shakes! What a night it is!"
The a-cent was made at last and the
light reac.ied. "Ju-t in time," said
Jack; "the oil's all but finished. I
guess I didn't put as much in as father
did," and he hopped aiound the nar
row space and trimmed the lamp. It
took him some tune, and the boy's fin
gers were getting still with cold, whilo
his ankle kept bringing a look of pain
across his face.
"I shall freeze before I tret it dono."
groaned Jack, putting his finger ends
into his mouth to warm them. "My
foot! my foot!" ho shrieked, as forget
ting it for an instant, ho had stepped
on it Stub in the room below, cave
a howl of sympathy, and dashed fran
tically at the foot of the ladder to reach
"Icin't stand it any longer! Oh,
father, father!" and Jack fell uncon
scious on the lloor.
All was silent once again in the
house; no voice save the old clock tick
ing the seconds away the last min
utes of the old year.
Loud blew the wind in tho faco of a
footsore man bruised by an outstretch
ed branch, unseen in tho darkness, and
striving, with unsteady steps, to reach
his home. Out at sea a noble vessel
was battling with the storm, and happy
hearts, unconscious of danger, were
thinking of the glad meetings of the
morrow thinking of thedearfaccs that
should welcome their return in tho
bright new year. Anxiousdiearts were
beating in secret, as the pilot and the
captain paced the deck uneasily, and
peered through the storm, and
Questioned of tho dirknts-, which was sei
and which was lind
"Fishing Point liirht ought to show
to the nor'ard," said the captain.
"I've been looking for it, returned
the pilot, "but the snow is so blinding
I've not been able to ee it yet. There
it is!" he exclaimed, after some min
utes more of weary watching, and the
snow cloud seemed parted by a warm
gleam of light. And miles away, in
storm-rocked tower, lay a prostrate
form, culd and motionless, while tho
joy bells of the glad new year were
ringing in the hopes and triumphs of a
thous i' d heart-.
Bravely the good ship Dauntless sail
ed into port on that moiuing. with col
ors living and friendly cheers from the
"A pretty narrow escape we had list
night so the pilot tells me," said a
passenger to his friend, after a hearty
greeting. "All but lost off Fishing
Point. The light shone on the rocks
just in time, or we should not have been
But Jack never knew any thing of
this. All he knew was that Lis father
s ml, patting his head: "God bless you.
sonny. It it hadn't been for the light
shining through the darkness of th it
awful night, I shouldn't have been
alive to take care of you now." And
Jack thought this quite made up for
the long, weary weeks of pain before
he could use his lame foot again.
A Xoc'tuiiial Vision.
"There, I feel as though I had dono
an act of justice." said Gov. Porter
recently, as he handed an official
document to Secretary III ickledge, be
fore the expiration of his term. It was
a full and uuconditioiial pardon for
Peter Crawford (known as "Jack"
Crawford), a prisoner at the Michigan
City Penitentiary, vv here he is serving
a life sentence for a murder committed
sixteen years ago. "I want that par
don forwarded at once." added tho
Governor, "and here. Mr. Blackledge.
(taking ou irom nis pur-o;, inclose
this with it. Tell him that I would es
pecially request him to keep me advis
ed as to his future movements. Do you
know," continued the Governor, turn
ing and addressing his remarks to the
Journal reporter, "th it tho case of
that man has worked on my mind more
than all the other applications for par
don that have been presented to mo
during my entire term. I first became
acquainted with the case three years
ago when I was at Jcflersonville. W ar
den Howard called my attention tohini
whilo I was on a visit to tho prison.
Ho had just made an attempt at sui
cide, and had a frightful gash in his
throat. I asked him if ho had any
friends that might interest himself in
his behalf, and tho question surprised
him. He answered that he did not
know a soul in the world outside of tho
prison where ho had been for thirteen
vears. ''Ihere is one man,' said ho sad
ly, 'who may remember me. if he is
still living, but he is the only ono I
know.' The man was a big. fine
looking fellow, not having the expres
sion or look of a criminal at all, and
I became greatly impressed with him.
Ho told mo of tho crime for which ho
was a prisoner, and referred me to the
man mentioned to substantial his
storv. He had been employed on a
railroad contract, and while resenting
the abusive treatment of tho man in
charge of the set in vv hich ho was
working, he used a small penknife with
fatal ellect, but without any intention
of killing his adv crsary. He vv as utter
ly friendless, vv bile the man he killed
was well known, and the case was
prosecuted with vigor by the ablest
lawyer iif Clark county. The result
was his conviction, and for sixteen
vears he has been a prisoner. He was
little more than a boy, aud in timo was
lost sight of entirely, and probably no
one outside of the prison ever remem
bered that he had ever had an exist
ence. I had him n moved to tho
Michigan City prison, and took the
trouble to hunt up the man whose
name ho had given, finally found him,
and from him heard the story of the
killing, even more favorably than
Crawford had told me himself. There
w as no one to apply for a pardon for
him. but the case appealed to me so
strongly, that for three years I have
been considering whether it was not
best to set him free in the abcnco of
any petition. I never had any case
work on my mind as this o-ie did, and
it seemed impossible to drive it avvav.
The other night as 1 lay doing litfully
lmt unable to sleep, that man's figure
appeared at the foot of ni bed, and I
could see the face as plainly as I see
yours now. I shut my eyes and tried
to think of sometlung'else. but when I
opened them again, there stood Craw
ford, the mo-t beseeching and reproach
ful look imaginable on his face. Apd
there it remained until 1 made u my
mind. '1 will issue that pardon,' I
cried, fully re-olved to do so, and that
apparition, if apparition it was, van
ished. Nothing ever made such an im
pression on my mind as that vision. I
am firmly convinced that that man
suffered enough, therefore I set him
free. Indianapolis Journal.
The Aborigines or China.
Tho southern portion of the present
domain of China, comprising nearly
one third of ti e w hole, is a compara
tively recent addition to the empire,
having come under the jurisdiction of
the "Son of Heaven" only 2,000 years
ago. The original inhabitants of this
broid territory were easily subjngitcd.
Portions of them were attached to their
conquerors as vassals or slaves, and
gradually, by intermariiige and the
adoption" of "the customs of the Chi
nese, lo-tjlieir identity- and were ab
sorbed by the more powerful race.
Traces of this original clement are
still to be found in many localities, es
pecially among the mountains, and
may be seen in peculiarities of speech,
customs, and physiognomy. The boat
people, everywhere regarded as an in
fcrior race, and numbering in the city
of Canton alone 2 0,000 souls, are sup
posed to be the descendents of this in
digenous race. In the mountain range
vv hich forms the northern border of the
three southern provinces, and is a con
tinuation of the great Himalayan
range, are over 100 tribes of these ab
original people, who have constantly
in untamed their independence against
Chinese aggressions. Comparatively
little is known of them, but from the
information derived from travelers,
they sycm, with but few exceptions, to
be all of ono race, and to be nearly
allied to the Shans and Karens of Buf
mah, the Laos tribes, and those of the
interior regions of Cambodia and Co
chin China. The sublime self-conceit
of the Chinese, and their indiffereuco
to every thing outside of themselves, is
strikingly seen in the fact that in all
the centuries during which they havo
lived in constant contact with these
various tribes they have learned but
little th it is reliable concerning their
customs, habits of life, traditions, lan
guage or government. A few individ
uals have become interested, and have
left brief accounts and some rudo
sketches, which are all tho sources
of information from the Chinese side
that are available. t. li. Uenry, in
A 1'rool' Header.
Captain F. M. Diiffev, a newspaper
man, well-known in Tennessee, was
for a time editor of the F'rauklin (Ixy.)
Patriot. Ono evening, shortly afterho
began vv ork on the l'atriol, "the fore
man went into the editorial room and
"Captain, I left some proofs there
on your desk. I wish you would lead
them to-night for I have to 'make-up'
early in the morning."
"I have an engagement to take a
young lady to a moonlight picnic to
night." the captain ruefully replied.
"Can't help that, vve must have tho
proofs. It won't take you long "
The captain broke his engagement
aud went to work There were only
tluee columns of long primer, but mis
taking the advance slips of a stereo
typed story to be the pioof sheets re
ferred to, lie devoted himself to them,
a cheerless task, indeed, for they told
all about "Rachael, the Miser's Daii"h
ter." Fitly the next morning when the
foreman reaclieil the oiliee and saw
the mistake, he promptly exploded.
The captain had read thirty-six eol
uiutis and h id found a turned comma.
On his desk, the following note was
"Hive worked all night on these
d d proofs and have found one error.
You've got .1 splendid lot of composi
tors, I must -ay. but I notice they set
fiction lulu h bi tter than they do lo
cal matter." Maiviw Tiae hr.
The London ihdical and Surgical
Reporter says: In spite of the absolute
ly overwhelming testimony proving
that vaccination, properly pel formed
and repeated .is required, is a preven
tive of small-pox as complete as can
be desired, and that its ill effects are so
rare and so slight that they do noth ive
the weight of a feather m ion parison,
there are yet blind agitators w ho op
pose and condemn this grand discov
ery. We biaml all statements to tho
ellect that vaccination h.is not been
effective and protective in England as
false, and we can prove our assertion
by any reputable English journal. As
for the nonsenscof vacciuo-siphilis, not
one practitioner in twenty, either hero
or in Euglaud, uvxr saw a oaoo of it-
ffil I il 111 ISthT t
This medicine, combining Iron with pur
rentable toni. ouIeUy and completely
Impure ItlfMtit, MRlarintLhtlUantl vrs,
It is an unfailing remedy for Diseases of tb
Kidney n nnd I Iver.
It is Invaluable for IMeaes r-ocullar to
'Women, and all who lead wdentary lle
1 1 dot not injure the tteth caue headache or
produce contiatlOn ofVr Iron miticinr do
It enriches and I urlAc- the Mood nimulatei
theaprtite aids the assimilation of food re
lieves Heartburn and lulchiiif and strength
ens the mtwle and nerves
For Intermittent Fever Lassitude, Lack of
Energy, A.C., it has no equal
SW The penuine has alove trade mark and
crowed red lines on wrapper Take no other.
aIyb7 HHnwMimilO!. 0 ULTlBORr, MD.
Th formula by uhich UisWer'x Herb
Bitten it compounded is oier tuo hun
dred years old, and of German origin.
The entire range of proprietary medicines
cannot product a preparation that en
joys so high a reputation in the community
uhereit is made as
It is the best remedy for Kidney and
Liver Complaints, Dyspepsia,
Cramp in the Stomach, Indiges
tion Malaria, Periodical Com
plaints, etc. As a Blood Purifier,
it has no equal. It tones the system,
strenrthemng, imigoratwg and guing
Tie UU Jnin Harm, of Lannutrr Co, F.. in
able Junet nnd an honored citizen, once wrote
"Vllhler' Ilerb Bittern ! Tery1drty knon,
and haa acquired a KTeat reputation for medi
cinal and curative rroiertie. I tuTeuK-dmyilf
and in my family wreral bottle, and I am aatia
fled that the reputation ia not unmerited.'
MISHLEK HEHB BITTEBS CO.,
525 Commerce St., Philadelphia.
Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup IfeverFaiU
2P O DO AS OTHERS
CyOTAT4 $ HAVE DOHE.
Are your Kidneys disordered?
Kidnc Wort bruiUaat me from my bt, u it
were, after IbJ en sir n up bf 13 t-ert doctom In
Detroit." AL W. Dever&iix, Mechanic, Ioni,iUch.
Aro your nerves -weak?
'Kldacy Turt cured m from nenrt.us wr.Un.ew
AcitfOr I wa-t n t rxpertil to lire. Mrs. 5. U. B.
Uoodwin, li. Christian Xo4or ClTelnd, O.
Have you Bright's Disease?
Kidney wort cured tu when my wiUr was Jnrt
Xko cnalk anJ tUtn Ilk blood."
Frank Wilaon, Tfabody, tttt.
Suffering from Diabetes ?
AJJUrj nun Ukuf luuvtj PUiiTraiuiiiiuruj a ut
erer ostu. GItw vlmot lnnntKllate relief.'
ITT. ITlliUpiaUaVUOQtaiUIULtCaa, fk
Have you Liver Complaint?
Kidney.V ort cured ma of chronic Li-r Diseases
after 1 rrayed to die ' ...
Henry Ward, Ute CoL (3th Kit. Guard, K. T.
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jLiJny-iVort,l buttle) cured m ben I wuso
lame 1 bad to roll out of bed. .
a M. TaUmAce,lUlwattkee,Wl,
Have you Kidney Disease?
"Kidney wort made me nound InXlrer and kldneyi
after years of nnsncreiMful doctorinir. Its worth
$10 a box.' Sam 1 llodces, WOuamatown, V est Va.
Are you Constipated?
TQdncy Wort causes eay eradiations and cored
me alter 18 years use of other mediclnea"
INibon FaircnUd, St. Albans, Tt,
Have you Malaria?
"Sidney Wort haj done better than any other
remedy I bare err used la my practice.
Dr. ILK. Clark, South Hero, Vt.
Are you Bilious?
"Kidney Wort has done me more eood than any
other remedy I haTo erer taken."
Mrs. J. T. Galloway, Elk Flat, Oregon.
Are you tormented with Piles?
"IGdneyYortrermansTnl'i ruml me of bldedjcf
pflea. Ir w C Kline recommended It to me.
Geo, II. llorst, Ca&hier U. lunk, Myentown, Pa.
Are you Rheumatism racked?
"kidney Wort cumi me, after 1 was elven op to
die by phyilciajw and 1 had suffered thirty year.
JJbridce Malcolm, Wert Eath, Maine,
Ladies, are you suffering?
"Kidney Wort cured me cf peculiar troubles of
seTeral years stAndine. Many friends use and praise
If you -would Banish Disease
i and gain Health, Take
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Bilious symptoms invariably
arise from indigestion, such as
furred tongue, vomiting of bile,
giddiness, sick headache, ir
regular bowels. The liver se
cretes the bile and acts like a
filter or sieve, to cleanse impu
rities of the blood. By irregu
larity in its action or suspen
sions of its functions, the bile
is liable to overflow into the
blood, causingj aundice, sallow
complexion, yellow eyes, bil
ious diarrhoea, a languid,
weary feeling and many other
distressing symptoms. Bilious
ness may be properly termed
an affection of the liver, and
can be thoroughly cured by the
grand regulator of the liver
and biliary organs, BURDOCK
BLOOD BITTERS. Act upon the
stomach, bowels and liver,
making healthy bile and pure
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and sluiceways for the outlet
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ind guaranteed to cure.
The OfLT IORJ-KT mmlf that fn h rt.r-ria,t t
Ita purctAer rur tint week. ear If not fonn
mtfTery n-i.pi.-tt, and iur"i-)reiunUmlyr.ilrr. Had
li a Yarwty of ntylea and prte-. Sold by tint-das
IcaJen eTerywhitf. Ite are of worthless imitation.
Nor jrenutne unlet It htu Ball'a nam on tha box.
CHICAGO COR'CT CO.. Chicago, lit.
ffijrggjtgr. ii?' J
aaaaa. " NaV V J &&. jj t
e Jin -1 vEi vX
Or. Frank C. Runyan.
Kooma In BurktDRlmni'k BnllitlBg
over Jlnrpliy Hrn'i luir.
-tnfclsl Kllti.tio iH.eio 111 jtimDiig
J. G OLDHAM
BOLD fllllSO ANrilULlT.
Teetb lDwrtHlln gol Oliver, inbtxir,
canlte or rubber fllato.
KITtflllN WXllir HUN UIWN
IVo. B Eiiat ZWXMlza ?i.
Kconi No. f, Arcadet Funding,; seecn 1
Accounts of U ink". Bankers and Jlercan
' tile Grnn receiTed, and any busintu con
nected with banking sainted.
London correspondent, City Bank, "Lim
ited." Asa P. Pottib, Pres. J. W. Wosr, Cash.
SAI.K Of IIOMH.
Notice is Lerebj gifen that the city of SprlDf
field, Ohio, will oiler for a!e to the highest and
best bidder at theCouncil Chamberin said city on
Tuesday, th2Jthday of lebiuary. A. Ik Imo, at
9 o'clock p. m.,the boa Is of ali'ity to the atuoent
of three thousand dollars (5-t,IXHJ) dollar,, said
bood'to be of the denomination ofSl.CJQ each, to
bear 6 per cent per annum intrrst rayabU
feeuitannullT, at theoffice of the (.itr Treasury,
in this city, or at the Im porters' and Traders' Na
tional 1-auk in New 1 ork City, at theoptionof th
holder thereof on the first days of March andsep
teiober in each year until toe payment f too
principal thereof, baid bonds to be coupon bonds,
and to be issued for the purpose of obtaining th
means for the construction uf the main sever oa
LiutstoLe street, and the branches to same on
nice street, Kizer street, and Grand arena, la
Taylor street sewer district or sewer district No. 3.
Said bonds tob due and payabl the 1st day of
September, 10, and when ld are to be taken an.
iiaid for by the purchaser thereof, at the office of
Ihe City Treasury in this city within fifteen (li)
days from the day of sale.
Itids for the nurchAe of said bonds may be filed
In wr'tinj with the LItjr t lerk at any time prior
to the tlm above named for the sale of slid bonds,
and bids, aitherTertal orin writing, will l re
ceived by said Council en said 2tth day of Febru
ary, at 8 o'clock p. m., when all bids will be con
sidered by the (itr Council, ad paid bonds -will
be sold at not les than par value and acciud In
terest, subject to the cenditions heretofore set
forth, to the highest and best bidder.
By order of Cour.cH
J. S. oIIF.WALTEK, City Clark.
ESTABLISHED IN 1836.
Wat. H. Gkast. Mara M. 6us
WM. GRANT'S SONS,
CORNED BEEF EVERY DAY.
Lard, Bacon and Ham.
DR. H. R. DOSCH,
Room 15 & 17, Arcade, Springfltld, 0.
Special Atttntien Glrtn to Operatira Dcattttrj.
PAUL A. STALEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
and Mechanical Expert.
Patent Boalnets ExclanlTely. Patent So
licit Ad. Room H, Arrailt Rnllrilnc.
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?"V cn"-fcd. Iitnes. n,uMwsai I
ire. -TiS tTe?i...'frtv-it tp:i!..l
pPUf lir-ru rowjr.
t&f B I!- 4V.y r rtnill.i" a"-!-?; fX feUl
id IiiDIi. HAirrSUISIalGIC TCrrS brUaaJ
ipfdy cire lrTiactc.ul.ir.''l,Y rcr"I-loii-'fte
popular ity of tlie oic!nl. Do rul rxyi
Rose Leaf, Fine Cut ,Al
navy Liippirujs E
and Snuffs vfJBgP
1 CURE FITS!
w Den i My cur i do cot mn mr.l U plop tb.n Ur m
' time adJ then ticre (hm r.tari aum. I man radial eru.
1 bar mad lb dlMtw of IT5, KnUCPsT or fALUha
i SICSNEScJ Hro-lonritaJy I warrant nij rto4T f cox
r th worat case. Bctabm othor hav fall! u no wvatWB for
' not now rJrtr-f cot. d at one tor Iraallao and
- ..- ,..w hi ui w iiiaiuww riDu;. uiro jtzprasa ana real
Ofllca. il cuata yon notnlar for a trial, a4 I will euro inn,
AaUraa Dr. U. O. BOOT, 111 rtl it,. aw Tort.
U.oanJj of mii of tna wr.t kind aa4 (Jar auadlaf
Ita bacn cori lnJet an atmac la tay f.tth In Ita tfflcaor
tint I w 1 MDt TWO EOTTLki FK.KE, uw kr wltk a TAl
CABLE TRZATrCK on Ufa dtaaaM.to any afftrar Sir E
of two OHIO IMPROVED
send lor description of this
lamoas Dreenl Also K atria.