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Saturday. June 11. 1892
III Mill I! I M M
For C onKnssman at large
JOHN P ALTGELD
JOHN C BLACK
ror. ocgrcsi-man at larfc'c
For Lieutenant Govi rcor
For Secretary of Slate . . .
For Attorney General
.ANDREW J HUN TtK
JcSEPli B GILL
.H M H bINKICHSE.N
..Kills N KAMSEY
M T MALONEY
Harrison seems to have had every
thing to suit himself even to the nam
ing of bis running mate.
The death blow to the plumed knight
had to come from his own prty to ba of
lasting force, but it was no less effective
When jou come to think of it, doesn't
it seem a wee bit ludicrous that the state
of Texas should turn the tidc in Har
Texas is generally conceded to be a re
liably certain democratic state, but after
all there must be a heap of republican
postmasters down that way.
The republicans were bound to get a
Reid on the ticket, by hook or by crook
As long as it could not be the black law
czar they made it the white law dude.
It is to be hoped for the decency of Amer
ican politics that now that Blaine has
been 'finally killed," that his bones may
be permitted to rest forever ucd'sturbed.
It seems that Whitelaw Reid knew
full well the significance of the presi
dential invitation to yield his post as
minister to France and return to h.s
The Union takes great pleasure in the
ou'eome of the republican national con
vention. It is at once a vindication of
the party's intelligence, honesty, grati
tude and good sense. Union.
Of course it is strange that the Union
should look at the matter in this light.
It is safe to presume that the New
York Tribune will support the republi
can national ticket. In the light of re
cent events, however, the attitude of the
Chicago Tribune is not so plainly dis
cernible . It might eel around of course
on the ground of professional courtesy .
The Union says: "The popularity of
McEinley, as demonstrated in the last
two national conventions, will give re
publican something to think of in con
nection with the nomination in 1896."
The party has gotten about all it wants to
think about this year without waiting un
Art r the Convention. W hat ?
One of the most chaotic conventions in
the history of American politics his fln
nisbed its labors hnd adjourned, having
furnished a record of factional animos
ities and vindictive determination that
has not characterized a political assem
blage of so Rreat magnitude in this
country before . What are the results?
The president of the United St6tes, by
the aid of federal patronage of his own
bestowf l, has vanquished the great lead
ers of his party, headed by the idol of re
publicanism of a quarter of a century,
and though branded as an ingrate by
those by whose effort he was mede what
he is, he comes out of on2 of the bitterest
open-banded bffrays imaginable in the
field of. politics, the conquerer of his par
ty. That the great masses of republican
party preferred the leadership of tne
plumed knight, that they have con
sidered the presidency of Ben Harrison
of mere temporary duration and leading
on to a rally about the standard of the
magnetic statesman, none at all versed in
our latter day political history will deny.
The supreme effort of those who have
been so patiently waiting, the firm' strug
gle for which there has been so much
preparation, the ventilation of every
pent up indignation for the president on
the one hand and admiration and enthu
siasm for his late premier on the other,
has come and passed. The idol of re
publicanism has been shattered
worse than ever before in his career. He
has been repudiated as an expon
ent of those doctrines upon
which the republican party hangs its
faith and hopes, snubbed as one having
a right to recognition politically and rel
egated to the tear rank aa leader. The
mere pigmy whose first election was ac
complished by the grace of the Maine
knight and the efforts of his friends, tri
umphs despite the defiance of the party
bosses. Quay and Dudley find them
selves beaten back from the field in
which they placed the man from Indiana
master, and Clarkson who was official
beadsman of the administration discovers
that those who have been enjoying lu
crative positions at the government's ex
pense through his dexterity are arrayed
against him in his struggle to ayenge the
wrongs shown him whether of a real or
an imaginary nature. The president has
the best of the situation. Blaine and his
followers are the laughing stock of the
country, The question now is, who will
run the machine? After the convention
is over this little matter may furnish
food for serious thought in the ranks of
A -tTTLE RIFT.
Her' glance la c own dropped to the rose at her
And tears dit i the blue of her eyes;
The red light is fadi the gold light has
From the gat lering fcray of the skies:
The world is , mournfuler place than she
Where lovers grow fond but to seven
Alas, for my Is H, my pretty nay huss!
Her summer 15 over forever!
But what when the sun comes from under the
And what wh -n the world's all aIow
With the spark e of light, and the blue in the
And the laugl ter of brooks as they flow.
There were teat s. but forgiveness has blotted
She smiles ba k at love's sweet endeavor:
What, ho, for my lass, my pretty gay lass.
It U summer, iright summer forever!
Cornelia Pert ival in Philadelphia Ledger.
Leander Soi thwick had been married
scarcely a year when by the death of nn
uncle in Hevad 1 he fell heir to an estate
The inheritai ce was so unexpected that
for some time it was difficult to ljelieve
that be. a hun ble grocer, was the posses
sor of a fortune greater even than that of
his boyhood tin ams.
"Four handled and fifty thousand dol
lars! What'll we do with all that money?"
he said to his wife.
Sophronia S mthwick, equal to any
emergency, fro-n weighing a codfish to
making up th? monthly accounts, was
never at a loss f or an idea.
"We must go into society," she promptly
"Society!" sh uited Ieander. "What do
we know about society?"
"Now, firm 1 Ml 1 r. it's ridiculous for you to
speak in that st sin. You know that none
of those rich Nt w Yorkers and I believe
there are 00 of them know any more
about society th in we do."
"But they hid some education, hadn't
"Yes. hut can t we get education as well
"How do you ropose to get it?"
"I propose to . o to one of those semina
ries." "Go to a sen inary!" shouted her hus
band. "Why. you're too old."
"Too old, Iieatder! Why, I'm not twen
ty-three, and y u told me this morning
that I didn't loo), more than eighteen!"
Sonthwick of ( ourse saw the absurdity
of his wife's pos tion. but realizing it was
useless to try to dissuade her, relaxed his
efforts and final 1 f acquiesced in her deci
sion. "By Jove! She's a dandy! Do you sup
pose Bert'll ban the first dance with her
at the next recep:ion?"
"I don't know about that. I think if
you wanted to you could cut Bert Fair
The speakers were two seniors of Stan
fonl seminary at Kphesus, X. H. Stanford
is a boarding school for both sexes, and
takes high rank among coeducational in
stitutions. But. strange as it may appear, its more
than local renowt. is derived from its sheet
and pillow case pirties.
At these parties the young ladies' faces
are masked, their forms are draped with
sheets arranged is: tireek fashion and their
heads are enveloped in pillow cases.
What makes t!ie parties especially en
joyable is that th.-y are not previously an
nounced. For no: until the sheeted forms.
like a troop of ghosts, file into the concert
hall are the young men aware that the
monthly receptioi has leen varied.
The presence of a "new girl" adds a bit
of sensation to a Stanford reception. It
was "new girl" f whom the two seniors
She was tall and slender, of graceful
figure and of fair complexion. Her blue
eyes sparkled and t long lashes, and a per
fect Roman nose .;ave her an air of supe
Her mouth was shapely, if not small, and
was capable of the sweetest smile, although
its general expression was one of mischief.
Such was the Sophronia Soa thwick of
Stanford a decided improvement on the
Sophronia Southw ick of rural Northrop.
By an inadvertc nee on the part of the
secretary, cou ded with Sophronia's love of
mystery", she had x-en registered as Miss
instead of Mr- South wick,
Leander So ithw i-k was not an adept in
killing time: ther 'fore, after Sophronia's
departure he had sufficient time on his
hands to furnish him with a problem more
perplexing than the distribution of his
suddenly acquire: wealth. letters from
Ephesus somewha' broke the monotony of
One especially dt lighted him. He tore it
open and read witl avidity.
It was a breezy pistle, and in it Sophro
nia disclosed in gushing language the
secret of the sheet and pillow case diver
sion. "It's going to e awfully jolly," she
wrote. "Not a soul will know us. That
mole on my right b ind, 0$ which you could
always tell me wh ;n we went to the mas
querades, hasn't been noticed here, I think.
How I wish you could be here."
"Have you asked her yet?"
"No, I thought 'd better wait till she
"But suppose Fairbanks has asked her?"
"Oh, I don't bel eve he's got the nerve.
Besides, Miss Southwick dosen't care for
This dialogue bet ween Clarence Whitney
and Cbet Tufts to- k place near the plat
form of the concert hall in Stanford semi
About twenty other hoy students were
present, and by an 1 by, as the orchestra
began to "tune ip," the townspeople
When the 6 o'clcx k bell rang the settees
were filled and a irreat crowd was about
the door which led o the girls' corridor.
An "Oh!" of delic ous surprise came from
the assembled crow 1 as the sheeted forms
The orchestra Bt-uck up a march and
Tufts almost instan :ly took unto himself a
Whitney prepare to do likewise.
But simultaneous with Whitney, a man,
not a student and ipparently a stranger,
seized a shapely bat d which hung from a
gracefully shaped sleeve.
"I beg your pardo 1," said Whitney, glar
ing at the stranger.
"I beg your panloo," replied the stran
ger, with consideral le feeling.
To this Whitney i npatienlly retorted:
"Excuse me, sir, b it I have this lady and
mean to keep her."
"You mean to kee 1 her, do you? Do you
know who she is? This woman is my wife,
"Wife!" exclaimed the bystanders.
"Oh!" groaned several, while the sheet
ed form shrank tow? nl Whitney.
One tall form pi died its way through
the crowd to hear th 1 stranger declare:
"This woman is m 7 wife!"
Horror stricken, she cast a swift, sharp
glance at the stranger, uttered a wild
shriek, and would have fallen to the floor
had she not been supported by one of the
She had fainted, and was conducted from
"Miss Southwich has fainted!" cried sev
eral. Then the figure, which the stranger
claimed as that of his wife, removed the
mask, revealing the dark, snappy eyes of
The stranger looked dumfounded, then
"It isn't her!"
The principal, addressing the stranger,
demanded sharply, "Who are you, sir, and
what do you mean by causing such a dis
turbance?" Leander, for the stranger was Sophro
nia's husband, swiftly reasoning that an
expose might cause Sophronia's expulsion
from the seminary, faltered:
"I am very sorry, sir. 1 didn't mean
what I said. I am"
He did not finish this sentence. Instead
he fled from the room precipitously
On the following day Sophronia was
missed from her seat at table.
She was suffering from mental rather
than from physical distress. Until now
she had never experienced the paugs of
jealousy. At the same time the horrible
suspicion possessed her that Leander was
"Oh. what a fool I was," she sobbed.
"Now I know why he didn't want me to
come here. I shall tell that Miss W "alcott
just what I think of her."
Sophronia finally concluded, however, to
take her departure from the seminary
without creating a scene.
She went directly to the railway station.
While she was purchasing a ticket she
felt a hand upon her shoulder, and turn
ing beheld Leander.
His consternation was no less than hers,
and he also said:
"Oh, how could you, Leander?"
Evidently she was prepared for a con
fession from her spouse.
Imagine her astonishment, therefore,
when instead of making a confession he
began to load her with reproaches.
"I now see," he said, "why you were so
crazy to go to a boanling school. I never
dreamed that tny wife was a natural born
flirt. Think how 1 must have felt hearing
those seminary cubs talking aliout and dis
puting over nt wife. Miss Southwick."
"Oh, Leander, I am not to blame. I
"Oh, that's a pretty way to get out of
it! You pretended you wasn't married."
"For pity's sake talk grammar, if you
can't sense," said Sophronia resentfully,
at the same time drying her eyes and glar
ing at him contemptuously.
"Never mind the grammar. How about
"Never mind those fellows. How about
your other wife?"
"My other wife?"
"Yes. your ot her wife. Miss Walcott, as
she calls herself."
"Miss Walcott' Who the deuce is Miss
"I know and yon know who she is," re
plied Sophronia, "but for pity's sake don't
make so much noise. The whole town will
hear us, and I want to get out of t his place
and never set my foot in it again."
"You don't want to get out of it any
more than I do Here's the train now," he
added, as the shrill whittle of the locomo
tive WM heard in the distance
When the train stopped Leander took a
seat in the smoker and Sophronia entered
the rear car.
Thus they proceeded on their way toward
They had not made many miles when
Sophronia gladly would have joined her
husband, but to go into the smoker was of
conr-e out of the question.
It was with a feeling akin to joy. there
fore, that she beheld bthn return to her
Yet she did not greet him with nnv prot
est at ions of affection, f or t h c spirit of Miss
Walcott was still hovering near.
"I don't see how any one could lc as
mean ns you have lioen." was her greeting.
"What ails you?" he asked. "Have you
got another fit of Miss -what's her name! "
"Miss Walcott yon know her name.
Yon needn't pretend y-v.i don't."
"1 ain't pretending anything. You've
done all the pretending, Miss Southwick."
"I never said my Baioe was Miss South
wick. That was a mistake of the secre
"But what about them fellows?"
"I don't know anything alwut them.
They had a right to lie at the reception.
Now, will you be so kind as to explain who
Miss Walcott is and how you came to ac
knowledge her as your wife before the
Dawn now peered into Ieander's brain,
and he laughed heartily as he realized
what complications had been wrought by
the mole on Sophronia's hand, and Sophro
nia joined in his laughter when he had ex
plained to her his mistake.
"I wanted to give you a surprise," he
"My letter, I suppose, put that in your
Two weeks after the memorable sheet
and pillow case party, the principal of
Stanfonl seminary announced to the stu
dents the following munificent endow
ments: First $25,000 for the erection of a gym
nasium, to be known as the Southwick
Second $10,000 to establish a scholarship
for married couples of limited means, said
scholarship to le known as the Sophronia
scholarship. Edwardine Bailey in Boston
An Early Settlement In Western New York.
In March. 1810, Enos Stone, of Lenox,
Mass., having inherited from his father
150 acres of land on the east side of the
Genesee river, settled on his property, hav
ing brought bis wife the entire distance,
the most of it wilderness, on an ox sled.
Two months later a son was born to him
in a cabin he had erected on a previous
visit to his possessions. The child was the
first white child born in what is now Mon
roe county. He was named James Stod
dard. He became one of the builders up
of the city of Rochester, and died at Char
lotte, in his eighty-second year. The
cabin in which he was bom was made of
planks hewed with an ax by his father,
and it was the first bouse ever built in
what is now Rochester.
The year James Stoddard Stone was
born his father raised the first wheat crop
in Monroe county, and sledded it to Bata
via on the same sled that had carried his
wife from Lenox It was ground at Bata
via and made ten barrels of flour. As he
could not dispose of it for cash at home he
put it on the old sled and took it all the
way to !. :10.x and sold it. That was the
first shipment of flour from that region
which is now famous for that commodity.
James Stoddard Stone lived in the house
where he died for nearly sixty years.
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