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THE AUG US, MOjnDAY. NOVEM13EH 23 1891.
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communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
1b Bock laland eonnty.
Monday, Novembkb 23, 1891.
Ancnt the late interview between the
president and Mr. Blaine, a Washington
correspondent writes: "There ate few
here who believe that Blaine really ex
pects to run. but he evidently intends to
leave the door open in case bluodeia by
the democratic house of representatives
make republican success possible."
The Rev. Brooke Herford told the as
sociated charities of Boston last week
that he thought there was danger some
times of too much assistance to paupers,
lie believed, occasionally, in good, whole
some starvation. ITow many will be the
converts to the Rev. Herford's way o
thinking when charity appeals in the fu
ture? New York World: Mrs. Logan is an
interesting figure, with her black mourn
ing veil'and snow white hair. Sbe has
become a good writer and her literary
ventures are prosperous. , Moreover, sbe
baa come to be regarded as a very shrewd
business woman and her husband's es
tate, under her direction, is yielding the
A gigaktic tunnel, which is estimated
to cost 1750.000 and require 10 years to
finish, is being constructed in the Lead
Tille mining district for the purpose of
draining the mines. It will be at least
five miles long aid will, when completed,
leave to easy access millions of tons of
good ore that cannot now be properly
got at and probably never can be handled
without the use of proper drainage.
Almt, the escaped convict and tramp,
who was given shelter and employment
by Farmer Warden of New Hampshire,
and who abused his benefactor's kindness
by murdering his daughter because she
would not marry him, has been sentenced
to death. Be will be executed on the 1st
Tuesday in December, 1S93, a year hence
under the New Hampshire law. If hang
ing be justifiable at all, it certainly is in
this case indeed, it seems as if the atroc
ious crime would justify any mode of
capital punishment conceived by man.
The Press, a new Chicago venture,
illustrates the subject of the balance uf
trade like this: "Let us imsgioe two
bouses across the street. In front of one
tops wagon after wagon, delivering into
that house ail the nice things of the
world, the balance of trade is decidedly
against that bouse. The owner parts
with money and receives wealth. Be
fore the other house wagons also stop
but they take goods from the house, ex
port it to the auction store and get money
in return. The balance of trade is in fa
vor of that bouse. In which would you
live? In the one that imports goods and
exports money, or exports goods and
imports money T There can be no ques
tion about about it. Anybody would
prefer to live in the house with 'the bal
ance of trade' against it."
The twin cities at the bead of naviga
tion are working together for mutuul ad
vancement ,iuft as the twin cities of the
central Mississippi valley are. A Wash
ington dispatch to the Chicago Inter
Ocean shows that they are:
Minneapolis is making a very earnest
light for the convention. Ex-Senator
Pierce, of Dakota, is here, and is making
use of bis extended acquaintance witu
members of the committee to considera
ble effect He is aided by Thomas Low
ery, a Minneapolis rxillionaire, and Ben
ator Waf hburn will be here tomorrow
with a delegation of St. Paul and Minne
apolis citizens. They have raised $40,
000 for the entertainment of the conven
tion, and are for the first time workiog
together harmoniously for a common
object. Mr. Lowery says: "Outside of
New York and Chicago there is no city
in the country that offers greater hotel c
commodations than does Minneapolis.
With our quick transit between Minne
apolis and St. Paul we would have the
benefit of all tbe hotels of both cities.
Our great exposition building will hld
from 12,000 to 15.000 people. Tbe
Christian Endeavor convention was held
there with an attendance of 12,000, and
tbe lowest-voiced speaker of the platform,
could be beard to the furthest corner of
tbe audience room.
What is your name, little girl T" asked
gentleman of a fire-year-old maid.
"Mildred Amy Boles, air."
The next day the aame gentleman aavr
the child again, and for want of something
better to say, asked her name once more.
"It's the aame now as it was yesterday,"
replied the little girl atiffly. Harper's Ba-
Tba Singing; Lesson.
There is a story told of an Irish gentle
man who wanted to learn of an" eminent
singing master, so be inquired the terms.
"Two guineas for the first lesson," said the
maestro, "and for as many as you please
afterward a guinea each." "Oh, bother
the first lesson," said the inquirer, "let us
commence with the second." Temple Bar.
Jennie had never seen a man with such
a long black beard and such busby bair as
her seafaring uncle had, but every one
knew what she meant when sbe said that
her "uncle with the peek-a-boo face waa
WANDERING BILL NYE
HE SAUNTERS THROUGH OHIO AND
Findlay at a Gas Center Doing; Good to
Janitor In MeadWUe A Letter from
Sir Edwin Betraying Unrequited Af
fection and a Sonny Deposition.
lOoprrig at. 1891, by Edgar W. Nye.
On the Road dj the Political
Month of November. i
It is at thH season that the bright red
and bine thr sheet posters of my mam
moth aggregation called "The Twins of
Genius" may bo seen on the parched and
chapped bill board of the one night
stand, vyinj; with the startling an
nouncement that William McKinley,
Jr., and Governor Campbell will speak
on the same t-vening in the same town
on the living issues of the day. Every
where throuj. h the merry month of No
vember in the middle states tbe de
lighted eye it greeted with these glow
ing stiiteinei ts regarding approaching
enjoyment and entertainment for man
and beast. The man ia, of course, the
one who thitks as we do; the beast is
the voter oa the other side.
SPEAK1N3 TO THE JANITOR.
When this letter is printed the great
question of future greatness or future
shame and degradation in Ohio will
have been settled. Ohio will have then
cast the die mil crossed the Rubicon.
Will she rise a ove the political horizon
purified and e mobled, to take her plaoe
among the gre;;t sisterhood of progress
ive, prosperous and glorified states, or
will she hang her head in sorrow and
humiliation in the ranks of the lost and
undone, amid the bleaching wrecks and
battered hulls of broken and stranded
6bips which line the bleak and forbid
ding shores of rime? This will depend
greatly on wha paper you take.
Findlay, O., is essentially a gas town,
as every one knows. I spoke there four
years ago to a crowded house, consisting
of the gentlem n who introduced me to
the audience and a bright young janitor
to whom the chairman in a few well
chosen words introduced me. I spoke
feelingly to th janitor, and I am told
that he went away a better man.
In the course of the evening a violent
hailstorm broke loose over Findlay, O.,
and as there wai a low tin roof over the
stage, I could nc t hear a word that I said.
So I did not enj jy the entertainment so
much as usual. I went to my hotel won
dering if I had made myself clear to the
janitor, and as I wrote my press notice
for the morning paper I said to myself:
"Have I made a stride in the right di
rection? Have I purified and ennobled
this janitor who has been placed within
the sound of my voice?"
Since then F ndlay has grown from
4,000 people to 2'),000, and from the good
work done with that gentle janitor has
sprung up an au lience that would htrVe
swelled the hear: of Frank Sanger.
"Time heals ovr a wound quicker than
one would think.
Findlay now h. ts gas wells which make
the old Karg well look tame. Though a
few years ago tin Karg was the wonder
of the world, now, by the Bide of recent
discoveries, she 1 xks like the dim light
in which my yoi ng and trusting heart
was won by one to whom 1 afterward
gave my hand in marriage, together with
my worldly goxls, consisting of tbe
good will of a newt-paper which was
pretty generally disliked.
The gas which forms in the earth in
and about Ohio would indicate a very
unsettled state of affairs in that region.
I am getting at customed - to the use of
natural ga9 now, having been in the gas
region and competing with it, as 1 may
say, successfully for two weeks, so that
at my hotel yeste-daj I lighted my own
gas stove. I put a nevspaier iu the stove
and then I slowly turned on the gas, hav
ing first ignited tLe paper. I had lighted
the paper, which was one of the New
York Sunday pa pers, by the way, and
while I was turning on the gas the blaze
went out. This left the stove full of un
employed gas, the ugh I could not see it,
being a little ne;irsighted anyway. So
when I did Ugh-, it successfully there
came a pleasing little surprise in the way
of an explosion, w hich filled tbe air full
of special Sunday articles from the paper
and drove my hotel pillow into the ink
stand out of Bight.
One should be very careful in lighting
the gas stove, or he may burn off . his
whiskers and thuu become maimed for
Meadville, Pa., is a very thrifty and
picturesque town in the western part of
the state, where I had the pleasure of
spending the Sabb ith. It is a very busy
town, and inhabited by a thriving and
modt courteous ami kindly people.
It was here, I thi lk, that I heard about
an absentminded xmsumptive who lu
bricated his buggy all summer with cod
Uver oil and dosed himself with Frazer's
axle grease. When I saw him he was
Mr. Burbank, wio goes with me in
order to give an air of mirth and humor
to our show, an air which it sadly needs
at times, I think, L taking cod liver oil
too. It is in a new form. The oil is con
cealed in a flexible capsule about the size
of a tldny cent watermelon. Now and
then he asks me to join him in a social
ajule, but so far I have not allowed the
aabiteto fasten itself upon me. The cap
sule is of the shape and consistency of a
hen's egg that has not as yet had the shell
put on it. Possibly the reader has seen
the Plymouth Rock roe in that condition.
The patient throws back his head, tosses
this cold, dank mass against his palate,
and with a sinuous movement of the
neck, as an ostrich would swallow a
door knob or a drowned colt, he takes
is cod liver oil capsule.
Cod liver oil is uot the most appetizing
thing I can think of anyway, but iu this
new form it 6eeins to me too much like
swallowing some of the campaign statis
tics which I have heard secretly.
I presume that every one who writes
pieces for publication receives more or
less in the way of correspondence pro or
con, and a good deal of it is evidently the
work of indolent or morbid minds, but
now and then a letter that is not only
gratifying, but full of ideas, relieves tho
My own correspondence in that direc
tion is a most kaleidoscopic one, ranging
all the way from the wobbly vaporiugs
of a rancid mind np to the magnificent
suggestions offered me without money
and without price by those who have
been most wonderfully unsuccessful ex
cept as snggesters.
There are four mirth provoking mani
acs who have been writing to ine for
years regularly. One of them sends me
page after page of Scriptural references,
as, for instance, '-I Timothy, 3 to 10
verses;" "V Chap. Revelations, 8 and 9
verses;" "V1T Genesis, 20 and 21 verses,"
etc. Once I looked up these passages
of Scripture to see if there could be
any coherence or point to their use iu
my case, but I found that they were evi
dently furnished by a man in California
whose mind had beeu neglected at a
season when he should have put the Bor
deaux mixture on it.
Then every little while I got a letter
in a female hand, breathing words of
love. They have been coming for over
five years now, and though, as heaven is
my judge, I have never replied to one of
them, they follow me over the Unum
wherever I go lecturing and tell of a
tender heart that is throbbing for me, of
a warm affectum that has been inspired
by the beautiful but rather idealized
portraits, made of me by the able but
unscrupulous artist. Oh, is it not a com
fort to know one is beloved even by a
stranger whose mind has slipped a cog?
Is it not encouraging when life is over
cast and one's manager or one's breakfast
disagrees with one, to know that far
away in some quaint retreat there is a
heart that beats for one?
The following letter is given here be
cause it is out of the usual run and has
some quaint lines in it which the public
ought not to be deprived of. So I take
out names and dates and give it below:
Oct. 9. 1891.
Edirar . Nye:
Mr Deak Sir I don't want you to write to
me not even In revenue for 1 hear from you
each week through the press, and on my study
table (or rather on the hull of a dismantled
sewing machine) in a little room over the stair
which my employer kindly allows me to share
with his deed box and an old pistol left hira by
his father, and last loaded in lMtiK. to keep down
his Insurance, and then deducts each week
from my salary of six dollars $1.30 for use of
As I stated above, on this hull of a machine.
In company with "Bunyan's Pilgrim's Prog
ress." -How to Oet Rich on Two Dollars Per
Week," and an intensely humorous book called
"Salad for tbe Solitary,' lies a recent number
of the paper containing your love letter to Mr.
Hamilton Aide, which, when I read, makes my
blood tingle with patriotism till I fancy I can
almost see the national colors floating from
the hare, unused flagstaff's of this rity. (Last
week, by the way, a man near here did buy a
flat; for his hotel a L. S. flag, I may add and
feent his head Porter to fling it to the breu:e
from the housetop, which be innocently did,
I'nion doirn. thereby causing great consterna
tion among many. And as I read and reread
it, this grand old country seems actually worth
And when Saturday night comes and I sit in
my bare little room with only a big. round half
iollar left for tbe coming week ufter paying
my board and washwoman and a big. round
lump is in my throat I read your letter and it
helps me to forget that 1 left my home in
Brockton. Mass., and fif teen dollars a week at
imkii.g ."h.x-s. to come here and sell shoes to
ither men twrause my sweet heart, who had
.en the play "Alabama" and read Mrs. Uur-
FIOHT1NO THE STOVE.
ton Harrison's "Fleur de Hundred." said sbe
could never be mine till I had made a home
for her iu the "land of flowers," and who.
three weeks after my departure, transferred
her affections to a baking powder drummer.
-And when I have read your weekly letter the
world seems brighter, my mother's little let
ters seem hopeful and helpful as she meant
them to be, the flea I sleep with seems gentler,
the people on tbe streets seem to grow genial
and cordial, tbe resources of this great land
seem easier of attainment, and I go to sleep
happier and hopeful for the future because I
stave my mother and you. Truly yours.
Sik Edwin Arnold. Jr.,
gaponica Center, La.
The foregoing letter would show that
Sir Edwin, although he has beeu basely
deserted for a baking powder man who
parts his hair on the back of his neck
and drapes it over the top of his bead,
has a bright and sunny nature which is
worth more than all that earth can give.
I would rathsr have a sunny disposition
with everything that heart could wish
than to be wealthy with a pained look
on my face and a soul that had to have
a paper weight on it every time a breeze
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