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BRATTLEBORO, VT., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1872.
THE VERMONT PIKENIX.
Published eTf ry Friday Erenlng by
PIIOUTY A STKDMAN,
OlAu No.OOranlte llow( Main St., BraUlcboro. Vt.
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j j iSNvr. it. .uwiNrc,
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UepresenllDg Compatalcswhcac Assets are over
SKVXNTr.TltREt: MILLION DOLLARS,
iir.ii, itatj; auxxww
TENEMENTS TO LET.
.;lee In Thompson A Hanger's Hloek, next door to
, PRATTLE UP IIP VT.
Jlt ATTOHNEY H COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Jj Attorneys and Solicitors, Urattlcboro, Vt.
u, K. Field. J M. Titin.
M. RUSSELL tt Co., Wilmington ,Vt.f lure one
of the largest and but selected stockiof okkeu
A) MKiicutNDisE In Windham County, consisting of
ei Tylliiug usually kept in a first diss country store
.Lytfew Goods recehed from Eostonand New York
wdfkly. Agents for Grower h Uakcr tud Grcea
W mntiln Sewing Machines.
tsTOrders for Country Produce solicited.
All cheap for It LADY 1 AY or on good credit, snonT
At H omi In Atrord's Block opposite, a full assort
HV ut of COFFINS AV ItlHUL CAHKETBof BEST
q aLixy, All kinds of wood repairing promptly
don'. O. M. 11U8HELL & CO.
Wilmington, vt., Dec. l,lB7l.
VJi M'huBitlait and Surrrou,
uiuce, uoora no. it, uraiucuoro uonic.
1 ,1 CnoSBY & CO.. Commission Merchants, and
J U Wholesale Dealers In FLOCK AND OHAIN,
1 DEAUDOItN, M. D., Homeopathic rhyslcian
J and Surgeon, Ilrattleboro, vt. Office one door
norm oi uongregauouii cnurcu.
OfDco hours from 8 to 0 a. m., and 7 to 9 r. m.
I T D. 1IOLTON. M. D.. I'hTMCiiu and Burgeon,
J L.m Brattteboro, Vt. Office at residence, corner
oi Mam ana smut sis. At uomr Dciore a a. ., snu
xi urn l to 3 o to i o clock r. h.
7 J CAnPENTEB, Market Block, Elliot Street,
Slim Dealer In Tojs, Fancy Ooods, Books, Station
ery, Newipapers, Magizluts and Periodicals. Sub
scriptions receirtd for the principal Newipaper and
11-igazlnes, and forwarded by mall or otherwise.
1 TC. A.X.1L33N", Dealer In Lumber. Has
L, coaiiantiyon nana an kiocuoi uuimmgaiaieriai,
Clipboards, Shingles. Fence Posts, Lath, Ac. Erattle
XHT.OW f-l. arYa3It. AltornM
tLtw, BcloII iU, VI.
I CROIDT 1JLOCE, ltBlTlLtBOHO, Vt.
TEW WOOD YAlll). A. E. UooLHltl, I'ropric
1 tor. High Street. Etoe viood of .11 lirnl. .nil
dfmeri.lnnn ou rca.on.ble terra.. Order, left it C. C.
Fkoht'. Store or at my residence, frotnpt) attended to.
PITTED TO THE MOUTH.
J j the best and most approved St)teind most thor
ough winner, by a competent workman
ut tcwral yeirs experience.
DENTAL It()OMS,-Cro.slty Ulock,
Ocrr Vermont National Hank, Rrattttboro, Vt.
HAVING cstibliihed mybuilntialn Bratthboro, I
am now pripired to fill orders for all kinds of
ork In my line with promptnepa and on reasonable
terms. Fifteen ears experience lu the business,
tjuility of granite equil to any In New England.
tlTSHOP ON OAK STREET.
Brittlcboro, April 23, 1872.
"The Best Is the Cheapest."
r HUE STEINWAY PIANOS. forFDLLNE8S. Clkar-
X MEasand Pohitt or Tonr,aud Tiioeovqunesi
cr Wob Kit an snip, Alt E UNEQUALLED.
The majority of the leading artists, throughout the
vnrld.prefertherafor their own uite, and coucede to
Jiem t be blgneil aegree oi excellence.
1 EDWARD CUItk', High St., Drattleboro.
Alsoagent for the Bebulnu & KUx Pianos and the
l.jtey uoitage urgans.
WATCHES k JEWELRY
J. MARSHALL HALL,
it U I " Uleek, Htalllttmrt, IV.
Jlrallleboro, Keb.M, WJ.ts
DR. O.K POST
IMK MAUKlIIt: STUDY ANIl TICK OP IIKM.
TlSJlir IN ALL US IMtANCULK A I.IIK
WOIIK; AMI Tllh HOST l.il 1 JCUJ.T
OfhllVriONK AUK I'HiniltM.
Ell 11V HIM Will! OliEAT
CUIr ,Mi BK11.I.
Prices very Reasonable.
O.He and r.'tidecct, Junction ot llltll k Orien Htreetl,
A. L. PETTEE,
LIQUID NITItOUS OXIDE OAS,
FOR THE EXTRACTION OF TEETH WITHOUT PAIN.
Till! great advantage of Oas In I til. form it Itiat It I.
ala;a fre.li and nure; It acta quickly,
vtltbout caualuQ nauaca.
Y)K- VKVmR'B I.ONO KXl'KWENCK
In lb u. of auat.tbetlea wilt glr. conQdrnce to all
wbu wl.h to take Oaa or Etber.
AU oiioratioiiM In Donllntry dono in
tuo most npiuovcd iiiuunor.
II. GLOVER & CO.,
rpiIE Subscribers would Invite the attention of for
JL mer patrons and of tbo public In general to
their largo and will selected stock of GROCERIES,
St.Louis, Indiana and Michigan
W, W. Care1. Celebrated G11A1UM 1'LOUlt, lr Ibe
barrel, fi.lf barrel or round.
llUCKWllliAT, CORN, I1VH It OAT MEAL, fre.h
POltTO 11ICO MOt.ASSCS of terr anrerlor nnalltr !
RYltVrH of allnrade.;
Sreclal attention fa called to our .lock of
... t e a s j
OI.II it YOUNIJ HYSON.
Alt of the very flneit gradta Imported.
Of all grades ground to ordor.
SPICES OF ALL KLDS,
KA1SINS, CUKUANTS, 1K.S.
FOREIGN g DOMESTIC FRUITS
nuTTiwi, ciiuksi:, t.aiid, ec:s,
I1A.1IS, SALT I'lSII,
Kerosene and Sperm Oils.
A large stock of
STOiVE AND WOODEN WAKE
AT VERY LOW PH1CES.
Agenta for tbe aale of J. S. Cilia's Double Eitra
X full llnr f
f 1T-L0H1LI.A1!1) S TODACCOS at lbt.li.ale k retail.
Alwaraon baud a coniplfteauortment of
REVOLVERS, PJST0LS& CARTRIDGES;
POWDER, SHOT. CAl'S. k GVS WADS !
ruWDEIt AM) 6IIOT FIASKH.
I'lirtlr wiblntr Illukttnic IHiltr hj
Ihr fiianllf run lit upIlril
ALL THE ABOVE NAMED GOODS WILL
"BE SOLD AT VERY LOW PRICES
N. U. Our Flours are manufactured from tbe choic
est wheat, are received direct from tbo mill, and will
bo Bold at a erf low margin.
Clvo us a Call !
FALL & WINTER
GEMLEMEX'S POBXISfflXO GOODS,
PRATT, WRIGHT k CO.,
TAYLOR & IUDYBS
sTttiitit vtittovau rait k.xot
I well remember, rears ago, how I, a little lad,
To split a knotty stick, essayed, with all the strength
In vain I hacked about that knot, and chips flew round
And, wearied, I hid down the axe, and thought I'd try
Just then, an old man passing by, who chanced to see
Cried out aloud, "Hold, hold, my boy, you hare not
Thin hacking ipllutera will not gain the. object you
But split it through tho knot, my boy, directly through
I tried onco more, and on tbe knot struck hard to
make It twain!
Once, twloef thrice, and tho stick was split, I dropped
my ax ainln!
And now," quoth he, "by tbta you see, Juit how It la
All the way through you'll And hard knots, and sor
rows, care and stnfe.
"And should you only hack st tbem you'll make but
sorry speed J
Botif you strike them njanfoity, you lurely.wlll suo
The Urea of great mcu always lead through many
And would you walk thereto, my boy, remember what
Thus did ho speak, and ercr since I've found his
words so true,
1 hat 1 will giro as I received, the same adtlco to you,
And if you heed it, you w 111 fiud, as others have, I wot,
Tbo wisest plan, and sureet way, Is striking through
The Leisure Hour.
Tiu.vtis .li.i nn orni.
"Li I if tho cinnamon ain't nut I and I
don't bcliovo there's sugar enough cither,"
announced Molly, tho very small help Hull
graced Mis. Moore's kitchen.
Lucia turned, with her hands In tho plo-
ertist to look ut her; Tor, of course, this
Important discovery had not liccn tnado
uutll Lucia had her calico apron on, her
slcuvcs rolled up, and her hands deep In
tho flour. Molly had n genius for that soit
or thing. .She stated the icsult of her In
vestigations now as cheerfully as If shohad
been a second Christopher Columbus, and
tho empty sugar box another America.
It did not strike Lucia qulto so pleasant
ly. Asldo from being always engaged In a
guerrilla warfaro against tho propensity
of things In general to bo out, shod hi not
altogether fjney having to pauso in her oc
cupation uhilo Molly iiindcii trip to tho
vlllngo store and back.
''Sposo I'd bettor go after 'cm," suggest
ed Molly, with beautiful serenity.
Lucia surveyed the patch of dlut sun
shino that tell thiough tho window uikhi
her white table, looked up at tho celling
and down ut (ho painted floor, mid unable
to conjuro nny plan for making pics with
out tho missing in tides answered, rather
It was Saturday, and to tho tired young
teacher, busy with her school all tho week,
Saluiday meant a good deal. At least It al
ways seemed beforehand nslf It might mean
a good deal, though, when tho tlmo really
came, a host of common, uninteresting llt
llo things usually ciowded In, and tho
grand possibilities wero crowded out. She
knew of nicer things to do witli this day
than to chop Hup Into pies; only that tho
pics wero wauled, anil somebody must
inaho tlicm. llut whllo Molly was taking
a short route to tho store, around every
avallablo point of Interest, sho slipped up
stairs into an old arm-chair, and took a
book to console herself during tho enforced
Chair and book wero by the open lire In
a plain, faded, cheery little sitting-room,
where Aunt .Samautha, brown, strong,
homely-faced, with a skein of black thread
wound around her neck, and a brass thlm
blo on una linger, bent over a tablo cover
ed with cloths, patterns and pincushions,
whllo tho paler, Ics posltlvo-looklng Mrs.
Mooro sat sewingby a window. Presently
I.ucla's story ran suddenly Into an old
moral, and sho drew herself up coinbatlvo-
" 'Ho content with tho things that you
havo I' Well, that's easy enough ! It's
being content with tho things that you
haven't, that's tho trouble," she meditated,
beginning to count up, almost unconscious
ly, that unprofitable part of her possessions
that consisted only in wantings.
"Well, now 1" said AnnlBamantha, shift
ing her pattern from ono end of tho cloth
to tho other, and surveying It first over her
spectacles and then under them. "You sco
when I put It in tills way It's tho least bit
too short, and t'olhcr way It's Jest a lectio
nilto too narrer."
"I guess it'll bavo lo bo pioced, H.inian
thu," remarked Mrs. Mooro In a quiet lono.
It seemed as If the words hud grown so
familiar to her lips that they almost wild
themselves, Lucia thought, with n faint
smile. "And no wonder," shonddod, nod
ding her brown head tit tho scntenco In tho
book, "for everything Is too short at ono
cud, or loo narrow ut one side generally
it's both. Nothing over comes lu full,
abounding measure; and It takes an Im
mense amount of twisting and piecing lo
get a respectabio llupaltcrn out of this
"Well," said Aunt .Samanlha, brSkly
Helling her speclaclos again, and catching
up her scissors, '"taint nn great matter. To
bo sure It's a kind of comfort when you'ro
aliout a thing to havo It como out wholo,
and savo so many scams; but It won't
show when it's all done."
"I wonder If It won't?" niusod I.uela.
"It kcems Id mo u smooth unbroken web
might bo fairer, even when all Is done,
thin a llfo patched upoutof oddsand cuds,
It was I.ucla's winter cloak that Aunt
SAiiiantha was so busily "making over;"
hut that operation had been porfornied so
many times that It had lost every vestlgo or
novelty, and tho Rlrl folt moro Interest In
her reflections than lu her garment. Sho
had worn It long and short, circular nnd
sacque, npsldo down ami wrong sldo out,
for winters too far back to bo worth recall
Inn. Wlicnovor tho Idea or getting a now
ouo had prosented Itself something bad
promptly stopped In Iho way. This llmolt
was shoes far the children.
"My shoos oro so old and sick they'ro all
turnln' pale," exclaimed I'cnny, exhibit
ing tho llttlo worn toos all rubbed white.
Ho Lucia's old cloak was forced lo mako
"You needn't bo a ml to worried about
that plecln', child ; I'll bo Hiiro lo get It out
as slick as can be," announced Aunt tit
mantha, encouragingly, observing for tho
drat time that tbo thoughtful facobytho
tiro was looking ovor tho book Instead of
"Don't doubt it, Aunty. Yoti'vo done It
so many limes that my faith on that sub
ject passed Into certainty long ago," laugh
ed Lucia, abandoning horsoat at tho sound
of tho rushing and clattering of Molly's
feet below. Hut, somcwoy, tho laugh was
ono that brought n sigh ft-oni tho louder
heart al tho window.
"Most so out o'brealh nin't talk hard
ly I" panted Molly, greeting Iho waiting
cook. "Takes mo good while lo get In
to n hurry ; hut when I do, It's tho hurry
In'cst kind I Hero's tho sugar," depositing
ono package, "and horo's the 'clarol IT I
halnt forgot tho cinnamon now 1"
When tiny clouds onco begin to dim tho
Bunshlno, It Is marvellous how rapidly thoy
pllo up. Tho forgotten cinnamon was such
n trilling thing, Lucia could do without It,
certainly, though It was tho only flavoring
sho cared for; but It was an added feath
er's weight of vexation, even though sho
scarcely acknowledged It. Ily tho tlmo tho
pics wero ready for tho oven, showasqulto
prepared to And that that rcceplaclo would
not boat properly; that tho fire wasn't
much Inclined to burn, and that tho last
load gOf coal possessed moro thnt a lu.
"proportion "of slatc."Jusl wliat might bo
oxpoctcd," sho commented briefly not stat
ing from what or whom.
Under Molly's vigorous cramming and
poking, Iho oven flnallyoxcliangcd Its cool
Indlllcrcnoo for a fiery Indignation that
was no Improvement, and n courso of
turned dampers and open doors followed.
"Lucia I" called Mrs. Moore's voice at
tho head of the stairs. Lucia tan up to tho
silting room again.
"Mrs. Doon Is coming up the front walk,
dear," explained tho mother. "Sho'll bo
at tho door in a minute, and I stipposo It Is
you sho will want to sec."
Lucln glanced around tho room, and
wondered why Mrs. Doon, of all persons,
must como T Why sho must como on this
particular day, when tho II ro was out In
tho parlor, and tho silting room carpet lit
tered wllh AuntSamantha's cuttings? and
abovo all, why must sho arrlvo at Just this
hour or tho day, that found her with her
sleeves rolled up, and her dress tolling
tales of tho flour barrel ? Kiddles necessa
rily left unsolved whllo sho ushered Uio
Mrs. Doon accepted a chair, and placed
her delicate buttoned boots upon tho fen
der. Her round eyes always looked as If
they had Just rested upon soino astonish
ing sight, so that It was with only usual
amazement that they surveyed tho little
apartment; but Lucia never could get used
to their expression.
"Saturday is a leisure not leisure that
Is, busy day with you, Miss Mooro?" re
marked Mrs. Doon, graciously taking note
of theflour spots.
"Very." answered Lucia non-commltal-
"I should think It would must bo so
cpillo naturally indeed. I thought I must
steal a fow moments a rew precious mo
ments to run down and advise consult
that Is well, advise, I might say you'ro
so young comparatively adviso with you,
Mrs. Doon's utlcranco or sentences was
rather Jerky and hesitating, accompanied
with a llttlo deprecatory wavo or her gloved
hand "as If she weio lrylnu;t" drww-non
words out of a welt by means of a very
poor chain-pump," thought Lucia, waiting
fiir tho promised advice.
"A mother feels must of courso and
no ono can feel so much asa mother. Don't
you think so, Mrs. Moore? I wished lo
speak Just the merest hint In tho world
that Is, lo request your caro for Evelina."
'Why, what alls her?" interposed Aunt
Sanianlha, pausing, shears in hand, with
genuine, kindly interest. "Tlicroseoms to
bo n good deal of sickness amongst chlldron
now mumps, measles and I did hear
some of tho Smiths had tho whoopln'
cough ; but I don't know ns It's so. 'Taint
nono or them sho's got, Is It?"
"Oh, no 1 really no I" ejaculated Mrs.
Doon, her round eyes growing rounder.
"I was speaklngof her sensibilities. There
Is a difference, you know very. Sho Is
peculiarly constituted delicately."
'She's a lectio round-shouldered, but sho
don't look sickly," Insisted Aunt Samau
tha, cheerfully. "Mcbbo sho'd bo healthi
er If you'd let her romp round out of doors
Lucia bit her lip lo hide a smile.
"I do not think sho's studying too hard,"
sho remarked, remembering tho dally ro
ciirrlng annoyanco of Miss Evelina's un
"I presume not. It Isn't finding fault In
tho least you Indeed, no! You do re
markably well considering. Mr, Doon
has observed it, and so have I and Mr,
Doon, too. llut Evelina's temperament,
you understand I was so anxious you
should comprehend II. I think sho needs
sympathetic that Is, If ono might stale It
Lucia grew nervous. Sho began lo feel
more nnd moro ilk o a bucket set to catch
thotliln stream of words from Mrs, Doon's
pump. Sho scrutinized tho rich laco that
trimmed tho lady's velvet cloak, and spec
ulated vogucly whether tho. garment had
over been turned and mado over, or would
over havo to be. Sho fancied an odor of
burning pies began to steal faintly upfront
tho kitchen. Sho wondered what It win
that sho bad dono or left untlono, In her
role of teacher, nnd what the effect would
bo If Mrs, Doon should boccnio really dis
satisfied with tho school. Sho folt a des
pcralo Inclination to get hold of tho pump
handlo horseir, and sco irsho could not
Blurt tho slow stroam Into something swill
cr anil more definite
llut, In placid unconsciousness or it all,
the lady sat still, and kept up her pretty
llttlo round or satisfaction, sensibilities,
sympathetic troatment,and mother's watch
fulness; and, nflcr a long call, graciously
departed, having said nothing, but leaving
bohlnd her, nevertheless, n vaguo senso of
"If there wero only a law against pooplo's
talking when they havo nothing to say,"
murmured tho young teacher, as sho
watched tho silk dress fluttering through
tho gate, and then straightway began to
wonder a llttlo anxiously, whether there
had been any Idea bundled up In all theso
words; and If so, what It was?
In tho kitchen, Molly complacontly an
nounced tho baking done, and exhibited a
row or pies that seemed, In coinploxlnn, to
bo a tolerably successful representation of
tho flvo races of mankind white, brown,
yellow, copper-colored and black.
Lucia vlowed them lu slloneo Iho result
of a morning's work I Then sho turned
nnd slowly mounted tho stairs onco mnrc.
There wero small Jackets to bo mended,
billions to ow on, and stockings to bo
darned by Iho quantity ; and tho girl went
to work at them with a grim resignation,
ns ir that sort or thing wero nil she need
over oxpect, and sho might as wollfaeolt
first as last. Homo strango speculations
threaded lu and out of lliosoyawulng rents
together with Iho yarn not tho brightest
or most lioperul or thoughls, anil Iho
young raeo grow weary and illspirllod.
If nny ono Is In tho mood ror bolnga
martyr, slnko and ragots aro never want
ing, Lucia round them lu abundance:
Nothing new hail como Into or gonoout
ironi nerliro; It wasonly onoof thosodays
whoso peculiar ntinnsnhero makes ovorv
llttlo roughness nnd nnovennoss or Iho
road Hand forth In magnified proportions.
"If I only had somo lining ror theso
slooves, now, I could finish this," said
AuntSamonilin, as Iho evening shadows
began (o gatlior In Iho llttlo room. "You
couldn't go down to Iho storo and get some
thing as well as not, could you, Lucia?
I'd llko proper well lo got this dono to
night." Lucl.i assented rather listlessly. A walk
to Iho vlllatro did not promise lo bo very
Inspiriting; but sho did not caro about be
ing Inspirited, and tho light was growing
loo dim for sowing.
A gray fog was settling down upon the
rltfer, ond roldlng llsoir about tho llttlo
p)icc. Tho sky abovo was dull, and tho
liatlQiita..i.vfH; rojd And sllrfiIiUda
abandoned tho usual ptlh tor tho railroad
that wound around by tho river, whoro sho
could hear tho low murmur or tho water,
and sco dimly, through tho volllng mist,
the lights on thoothor shore. It was n qui
eter walk; she liked t always, and to
night tho stillness and graynoss suited her.
Sho watched, wllh n kind of fascination tho
Iron rails that slrclcliod so far away and
out or sight, and fancied a rcsomblanco to
Iho life-path marked out for her travelling.
1 In upon her musings broko a roaring,
rumbling sound. Sho had been slow to
hear It, and when sho turned, the great,
fiery oyo of an approaching engine was
blazing full upon her. She quickened her
pace Tor a rew rods, to reach n moro con
venient place for leaving tho road, and was
turning aside, when slio caught sight of a
dark form lying full uimn tho track, nj-ard
or two inadvancoof ho:-. A second glanco
mado her heart beat fast wllh terror. Sho
sprang forward and reached Iho Prostrate
flguro a man, not dead, but utterly In
sensible from Intoxication. Sho tried to
crouso him, but touch and voice were aliko
unavailing. Sho thought wildly of somo
way by which lo slop Iho approaching
train; but It was too lalo for that ; of help,
but there was none. Then exerting her
utmost strength Intensified by despera
tion sho succeeded at last In drawing tho
wretched, unconscious creature just out of
his position or peril, and sank down her
self tiKn the bank, us tho train went lush
ing by with Us merrily flying sparks, and
its long row of biiglitly-llglitcd windows,
revealing tho comfortahlo passengers with
in. Not uutll the red lights had entirely fad
ed in the distauce, did sho leave her rcat ;
then pausing for a moment to look upon
the ono sho had rocued, she went sluwly
on her way. Shohad recognized tho stu
pid, bloalcd face even In tho half light, and
joicw that it was one for which a homo in
fho vlllngo walled that nlglil sorctrnubled
when It came, fearfully anxious when It
did not. Xuta valuablo life, whether saved
or lost, would havo been tho comment of
rtie tieighborjiood. It was.llio remark mado
lu'lhn lllago Sliifo" by thriso who" wont but
lo look after the man upon Lucia's Infor
mation, llut I.ncla, glancing up at iho
great, still sky, where the Hist stars wero
beginning lo come old, shuddered at
thought of w hat might have been tho soul's
Llfo grows so wide, so deep, so solemn,
when one stands for a moment at tho open
door that shows It si l etching lar away Into
tho Ilcyiind. Tho currontof Iho-jghtln the
girlish licai t had changed, as sho walked
homeward. Tho llttlo vexatious that had
Just now sec nied great enough to cloud all
tho sky, sank Into their proper Insignifi
cance. Mrs. Doons vapidity, Molly's cat p.
Ic3sncss, worn-out shoes nnd old cloass
were theso tho chains lo bind u spirit know-
lug tbo "power or an endless llfo?"
Thcro can bo no sorrow Ilko that which
sin tilings, she realized It glancing up at
tho light from tho homo windows, nnd
thinking of tho mother's sweet race, Aunt
Sjniantha's good nnd kindly one, and tho
careless merriment or the children who
would welcome her; remembering regret
fully, loo, tho hours that had passed in
gloomy silence, when they might havo
been tilled mil with tbe dear homo warmth
And so she went In to bo brave, patient
and faithful always ulterward ? No; but
to remember for a llttlo while, to stumble,
grope, and rlso ngaln. A clear eyo for per
spective Is not taught In ouo lesson, either
lu drawing or In life. Yet the lessons aro
not useless; and the plcturo shall stand
forth fair and Iruo nt last thedusty, unev
en road holding its appropriate plaeo, and
high green hills, afar oil. Christian Union,
Tun Fish That Woulb-a-I'ishinoGo.
Tho Lophius is sometimes flvo or six fret
lu length, with an enormous head lu pro
portion lo tho rest of lis body, and with
lingo sacs Ilko bag-nets attached to its glll-
covcrs, lu which It stows its victims; and
with a catemous mouth. Surely a fish so
repulshc, uud with u capacity bo vast and
apparently omnivorous, would frlnl.lon
from tho neighborhood nil other fish, and
would, If its powers of locomotion woro In
accordance llh Us sire, bo tho Icrrorof
Iho seas to fish smaller than Itself; but
l'rovldcnco knowcth how lo temper its
gifts, and Iho Lophius Is but an Indlffcient
swimmer, nnd Is too clumsy to support
predatory cxlslcneo by tho lleetness or Its
motions. How, then, Is this huge capacity
satisfied? Mark those two elongated tent
acles with sprlngsfroni Ihecreaturo's nose,
and how they lapcr away Ilko vcritublo
llshlng-iods. To the end or (hem Is at
tached, by n lino or ii slender filament, a
iimall glittering morsel of membrane, This
Is Iho ball. Tho hooks aro set In tho iiioulh
of tho fisherman down below. llut how Is
tho animal to Induce Iho fish to venttiro
within reach or those formidable hooks?
Now mark this porfect Teat or angling.
How does ttio Thames fisherman attract
tho gudgeons? They aro shy; ho must
not lot them sou him, yet ho must draw
them to him, nnd ho does It by Stirling up
tho mud upon tho bottom, "In that cloud
or mud Is food," say the giidgoons. Then
tho angler piles the rod nnd bait. Just so
Iho lphltis proeeods, and ho loo stirs up
tho mud with his fins and tall. This serves
not only to lildo him, but to attract the
fish. Thou ho plies Ills rod, and tho glitter
ing bait waves to and fro Ilko a living In
sect glancing through tho turbid water.
Tho gudgeons, or rather gobies, rush to-
warn it. "jiewaroi uewnroi iiih wnen
did gudgeon atloml to warning ycl? Sud
denly, up rises Iho cavernous Nemosls from
tne cioiiu oeiow , ami -suapi ' uio gomes
aio ciitnmlicd lu tho bag-net, tlioueo to bo
transferred to the l-oiililus'n stomach, when
there nrs enough of them collected lu form
a satisfactory mouthful, Itymtar Science
Monthly or September,
tiiii ii.i.rn ov tiiii nitrviti.il',
Thcro can bo no doubt thai tho prolific
soiirco of all our nolablo political corrup
tions Is ofllco-secklng. Almost never docs
n political olllra como to n man In this
country unsought; und tho oxcepllons aro
very rarely credltablo to political purity.
When men aro sought for, and adopted ns
candidates for olllco, It Is nlnely-iilno
times In ovory hundred, because thoy aro
avallablo for tho obocts or a parly. Thus
It Is that selfish or patty Inlorost, nnd not
tho public good, becomes tho ruling tno
tlvolu all iKillllcal proferment; and tho re
sults aro tho legitimate fruit or tho motlvo.
Out or this motlvo sprang nil tho Intrigues,
bargains, salos or Infliionco and patronage,
briberies, corruptions, and crookedness
that mako our politics n reproach and our
Institutions a byword among tho nations.
Wo are In tho habit or calling our govern
ment popular, and of fancying that wo
havo n good deal to do In tho management
of our own affairs; but wo would like to
ask thoso who may chanco to read this ar
tlclo how much, boyond tho casting of their
voles, thoy havo ovor had to do with tho
govcriinTBnt'orttio-iiatlOiC Havo they ovor
dono moro than to veto for thoso who havo
managed to get themselves selected as can
didates for ofilco, or thoso who, for party
reasons, determined exclusively by party
leaders thoinsclves seekers for power or
plunder hav6 boon soleclcd by others? It
is all n "ring," and has been for years ;
nnd we, llio poople, aro called upon to in
dorso and sustain It.
To Indorse and sustain the various poli
tical rings Is tho wholo extent, practically,
or tho political privileges or tho people of
tho United Stales. Tho fact Is abominable
and shameful, but It is a fact "which no
body can deny." It humiliates ono to
mako tho cjiifcsslon, but it Is truo that
very rarely Is any man nominated for high
ofilco who Is so much abovo reproach and
so manifestly tho choice or llio peoplo that
his sworn supporters do not foci compelled
lo sustain him by lies and romances and
all sorts or humbuggcry. Tho peoplo aro
treated like children. Songs are mado for
thcnitoslng. Their oyos aro dazzled wllh
banners and processions, and every passi
ble effort Is mado to induco them to be
llcvo that Iho candidate Is precisely what
ho Is not and never was the candldato of
tho people. Our candidates are all thecan
didatcs or tho politicians, and never thoso
of tho people. Our cholco Is a cholco be
tween evils, anil lo this wo aro forced. Sec
ond and thlrd-rato men, dangerous men,
men devoured by tho greed for powor and
place, men without experience In states
manship, men who bavo made their pri
vato pledges iff consideration for services
promised, men who bavo selected them
selves, or who havo been selected cnllrely
becausc they can bo used, aro placed beforo
us for our suffrages, and wo aro compelled
to a cholco between them. Thus, year aflcr
yoar, doing tbo best wo seem to bo nblo to
do, wo aro used In tho Interest or mon und
cliques who havo no Interest to servo but
And nil this lu tho faco or tho patent
truth that an ofilco seeker is, by tho very
vico of his nature, character and position,
tho man who ought lo bo avoided and
never ltmurarO. nr farorcd. There U some
thing In tho creed Itself, and moro In the
Immodesty of lis declaration In nny form,
which make him Iho legitimate, object or
distrust and popular contempt. Ofilco
broking Is not tho calling or a gentleman.
No man with self-respect and tho modesty
that accompanies real excellence of charac
ter and genulno sensibility can possibly
place himself In the position of an office
seeker, and enter upon the intrigues with
low minded and mercenary men, which
aro necessary to tho securing of his object.
It Is a debasing, belittling, uugcntleinanly
business. It takes from him any claim to
popular respect which a life of worthy la
bor may havo won, nnd brands him as a
man of vulgar Instincts nnd weak charac
ter. Wo maivcl at tho corruptions of poli
tics, but why should wo marvel? It Is the
ofilco seekers who aro In ofilec. It Is tho
men who have sold their manhood for
power that wo havo assisted lo placo there,
obeying tho commands or yielding to tho
wishos or our political leaders. It Is no
torious that our best men aro not lu poll-
tics, and cannot bo Induced to cuter tho
field, and that our political rewards and
honors aro bestowed upon thoso who are
baso onough to nsk for them.
A few or Iho great men of the nation
havo, during tho last thirty years, yielded
to Unit which was meanest lu them, and be
come seekers for tho august ofllco of tho
presidency. Now to wish for a high place
or powe'r and usefulness Is a worthy ambi
tion, especially when It Is associated with
thoso gills and that culture which accords
with Its dignities and render ono lit for Its
duties; hut to ask for It, nnd intr'guo for
it, and shnpo Iho policy of u llfo for it, is
tho lowest depth to which voluntary de
gradation can go. These men, ovcry ono
of them, havo come out fruiu Iho fruitions
chase wllh garments draggled, and reputa
tion damaged, mid the lesson or n great
llfo lived faithfully out upon Its own
piano forover spoiled. How much moro
purely would tho names of Webster, and
Clay, and Cas shlno to-day had they nover
vnuK'it for tho IiIrjIimI placo nf power ; nntt
how Insane aro thoso great mon now living
who Insist on repeating their mistakes I It
would bo ungracious to write tho names of
these, and It Is a sad reflection that It Is not
necessary. They ilso as quickly to him
who reads as to lim who writes. Tho
groat, proud names aro dragged from their
heights, and mado Iho footballs of tho poli
tical arena, Tho lolly heads aro bowed,
and tho puro vestments aro stained. Never
again, whllo tlmo lists, can they stand
where they havo stood, They havo mado
voluntary exposure of their weakness, and
dropped Into fatal depths of popular con
tempt. Now, when wo remember that wo
aro ruled mainly by mon who differ from
theso only In tho fact that they uro smaller,
and havo not ration so far because thoy had
not so far to full, wo can rcallzo something
of tho degradation which wo havo ourselves
received lu placing them In iowcr.
What Is our romedy ? Wo confess that
wo aro well-nigh hopeless In tho matter,
llroad and butter aro vigilant. Politics to
tho politician Is bread and butter, and wo
aro nil so busy In winning our own that wo
do not tako tho time lo watch nod thwart
his Intrigues. Tho only remedy Urns far
lesorled to and that has always boon tem
porary Is a great uprising against corrup
tion and wrong. Wo havo scon something
of it In the popular protest against tho thie
ves or tho Now Yoi k i lug. What wo nocd
mora than anything else, perhaps, Is a
thoroughly virtuous and Independent
press. Wo bcliovo It Imposslblo to work
effectually except through parly organiza
tions, but such should bo tho intelligence,
vlrtuo and vlgllaueo or tho press and tho
people that party loadors shall be careful lo
exocuto tho party will, Wo need nothing
to mako our government the best or all
governments' except to lake It out or tho
hands nl self-seeking nnd olllcp seeking
politicians, nnd In plneo In power thoso
whom tho peoplo regard as their host men.
Until this can bo done, placo will bring
personal honor to no man, and our repul
llcanlsm will bo ns coiitcmpllblo ninong
nations as It Is unworthy In Itsoir. .. u,
Holland, in ficribner.1 for Ncplemlttr,
"Tlllt VOI.ICl' OF Il.tTIt,"
It Is somcllmos charged that tho ItcpuU
llcan liartv Is n sectional ono, nnd, ns nn
organization, opposed to tho jwople of the
Soulli and their liest interests. Ttio record
shows that exactly tho opposlloof this
chara-o Is Iruo. Tho policy of llio Hcpuuit
can party Is tho recorded nets or history of
tho Government for ttio pasi iwcivo years ;
moro than a decado In our history. What
docs this record say ? Let us go back to tho
closo of tho war and tho surrondor of Loo s
armv at Appomattox Courthouse. What
weio tho conditions of that surrondor?
Was thcro over greater magnanimity
shewn to n gntyaul but conquorcd too than
was shown by General Grant to tho fallen
hero of tho Confederate army? No humil
iating conditions wero exacted ; no leaders
wero held as hostages for tho good behav
ior or llioso who had for four years been
trained In tho camp nnd drilled In tho uso
or Iho rlllo and tho bayonet. On the con
trary, Iho rank and fllo or this great nriuy,
which for four years had been desperately
contending against tho army of the Itcpub
11c, wero released without conditions and
allowed to go to their homes, carrying wllh
them their arms, and In many cases their
horses and wagons and other property, the
latter to nslst them In restocking their
ruined and neglected farms, and tho for
mer to defend themselves against thoso
lawless bauds which always Infest a dlsor
ganlzcd community. Was there anything
prescriptive or rovongeful In this great act
of tho present ChlcT Magistrate, sustained
us It was by tho peoplo or tho Itcpubllc?
Was It not or itself tho greatest act of am
nesty recorded In history ?
Upon tho closo of tho rebellion ono of Iho
first acts of a Republican Congress was lo
re-establish Iho postolucos and long neg
lected mall routes or tho Southern Slates.
Itoforo the war the expenso or carrying tho
malls In the .Sou I hern Stales was a great
burden upon tho people or tho North, for
whllo tho mail scrvico In tho Northern
Stales paid Its own way thcro was always a
deficiency orsevcral millions ordollarsper
nullum for performing thosamu service In
tho .South. Willi a desolated and Impover
ished country, wllh no means of providing
oven tho actual necessities or life, how
could tbo peoplo of tho South expect lo
again bo brought Into communication with
other sections or the country, except by
the asslstanco and at tho expenso or tholr
Itcpubllcnn friends of tho North? Hero
again was the magnanimity of Iho Itcpub
llc.in party shown. Old mall roulos weio
ro-eslablislicd, and hundreds of new 01104
made, and to-day tho mall facilities of
every Southern State aro onc-lhlrd greater
than beforo tho war.
A great huo and cry was mado against
-tho Frccdmcn's llureau wbllo It was in ex
istence, but will nny ono dare say to-day
that it did not accomplish much good, that
it did nut prevent untold misery, and even
starvation, among tho blacks ami llio
poorer wbllo peoplo or tho South ? It was a
most beneficent Institution, and scattered
lis bounties with a liberal hand among tho
poor and needy or tho Southern Slates. It
provided tho means or subslslcnco until
the rarinors and planters or the South had
tlmo lo icorganlzc and reconstruct their
establishments nnd nll'ord employment lo
to llioso who had formerly looked to llicui
for direction and assistance. Through It
tho former master was conciliated with tho
now freed man, and learned for tho Hist
tlmo that freo was m-ro profitablo than
Mr. Greeley's new allies do not regaid
another achievement or tho Republican
parly with aught but loathing and hatred.
Wo mean Its rccurd in favor of free and
amplo education, llcforo rebellion besau
and closed, u common school system was a
Ynnkco Invention, heartily despised by tho
ruling class of tho South. Itov. Dr. Curry,
of Itlchmoud, Va., says, In a public ad
dross, thai "Prior to tho war 110 general
system of common schools existed In all
llio States. Alabama bad a system grad
ually perfecting and growing into com
pleteness. Various towns and cities bad
freo schools In moro or less successful op
eration. Academies and colleges for boys
and girls wero abundant, and or a high
order. Every State, except Texas, Arkan
sas, and l'lorlda, had what was called a
university, well equipped, well patronized,
nnd tolerably endowed."
This Is Southern testimony, and It Illus
trates how Incomplete wero even thoiqiolo
gios ho cites. Of course, nothing Is said or
tho spoliation or school lauds or Arkansjs,
or tho misappropriation of the school funds
of Mississippi by Democratic ofilco holders
and politician", or of Iho fact that In a ma
jority of Iho Southern Slates at least ono
hair or tho adult whllo population woro
wholly lllllera'e, w hllo tho colored peoplo
wero prohibited by law from obtaining in
struction. During tho rebellion all nt
leinpls at systematic public .Instruction
ceased, and It Is a matter of record that tho
Confederate officials diverted tho school
hinds, Ac, lo war purxscs.
What Is the Republican record lu this ro
spect? Just as far ns our armies advanced,
nnd often occonipanylng thorn, tho organ
ized bonovolenco of tho North brought tho
teacher, nnd Iho freo school sprang Into ex
istence, first for the contraband nnd then
for Iho "refugee." It seems imposslblo to
obtain anything Ilko a full statement ortho
amounts expended In this voluntary work,
but tho Commissioner oT Education, lion.
John Eaton, Jr., mikes llio following prac
tical exhibit In his last report.
"Ily tho American Missionary Associa
tion, ns reporlod by W. E. Whiting, Esq.,
treasurer for missions and schools, for a
period nl ten years from Octobor 1, 1801,
f l.ftB.'TM.nfl. Ily the Ereedmen's llureau,
as reported by General O. O. Howard,
Commissioner, from May 20, 1805, to tho
present time, In cash, $3,711,235,01; In oil or
than cash, $1,551,270,22; total, $5,202,511,20.
Ily tho General Assembly or tho Pi csby.
torlan Church, during flvo years ondlng
May 1, 1871, $220,701. Ily tho Freed men's
Aid Society nt Cincinnati, beforo lids so
ciety was morged In Iho Amorlcuii Mission
ary Association, LoyI Collin general agont,
$131,310,53, liosldos n largo amount not In
cash. In tho District ol Columbia $30,000
aro reported ns oxpeiuleil by tho llapllst
Thoso sovornl sums mako an aggregate
of $7,217,312,78. In nil probability $12,000,
000; would bo an undor ostlmato of tho
amount spent, lu part by tho aovornmont
nud In part by tho sovornl associations, In
llio work of preparing the way for tho es
tablishment orn system of freo schools.
llut tho Republican parly lias aided di
rectly In this work. Jtcconstrtictlon was
mado to bingo on this as ono of Its cardinal
principles. Tho Republicans of tho South
ovorywhoro embodied tho common school
policy In Ihclr new constitutions. Every
where thoy made compulsory laxallon for
their support a leading feature. Every
where thoy endowed them with all the
means available, giving, as In Iho cam or
Toxas, tho entire proceeds or her ono hun
dred million acres of public lands. Con
gress, through Its Republican majorities
carefrilly searchod tho now constitutions to
sco that thlscorncr-stonoorfroolnslllutlons
was firmly embedded therein. It has aided
them In olhcr ways for tho satno purpose.
Agricultural collcgo scrip has been Issued
lo Iho reconstructed Slates as rust as practl
cable. Ono branch has already passed an
act .selling asldo tho proceeds or tho public
domain nsan endowment for tho common
schools or Iho soveral Stales, dividing It
pro rata nniong them, as conditions de
signed especially lo encourage and benefit
tho Southern and now States In their efforts
to obtain tho blessing or freo schools. This
measure will, In somo practical form event
ually pass tho Senate, and thus become
law, for tho President urged it.
Against tho measure known ns Iho
"Hoar" bill Mr. Greeley's Democratic al
lies aro bitterly hostile. Everywhere in
tho Southern Slates they nro Inimical lo tho
common scho jI. When they obtained con
trol ol Tennessee they aliollshcd the Slato
stiporintendency nnd provided that cah
counly might elect or 110U0 maintain freo
schools. In the States where the Kuklux
orgnnlzitlon has most manifested itself,
tho murdering and whipping of teachers
and tho burning of school-houses have
been tbo leading acts of tho conspirators.
In Texas, Georgia, Virginia, and now in
North Carolina tho Greeley Democracy
havo either nullified the common school
provisions or tho Stale constitutions or are
endeavoring to havo them stricken out by
abolishing tho requirements for taxation.
This Is what Mr. Greeley's friends aro do
ing In North Carolina. Who, then, aro Iho
truo friends of tho South? Circular of
Union Republican Committee,
Why aim. Giiant is Running ron A
Second Tkhm. Tnlklngwllh a Herald re
porter whllo sailing on tho St. Lawrcuco
river among tho Thousand Islands, (len.
Grant explained why ho was a candidate
for re-election: "I was not anxious to bo
president a second term, but I consented
to rcccivo Iho nomination simply because
I thought that was the best way of discov
ering whether my countrymen, or tho ma
jority of them, really believed all that was
alleged against my administration and
against myself personally. Tho asjierltles
of an election campaign will glvo my po
litical opiwnonts and my personal enemies
an opiiortutiily and an excuse to say all
that can bo said against inc. That oppor
tunity I do not gnidgo litem, and I depend
on the peoplo to rebuke or Indorse me, as
they sco fit. All thoso who havo treated
mo unfairly bavo now n chance to declare
themselves. Tho mere fact of my having
occupied tho position I bavo already enjoy
ed was an honor tome, which, I trust, I
shall duly appreciate, llut attacks were
made upon 1110 long beforo I had riilfilled
my term nnd before I had ever thought or
a second term. I reluctantly consented to
enter upon this second struggle, nnd I
would not havo dono so at all IT I did not
feel a desire lo know whether tho majority
of my fellow citizens were willing to aid
my enemies In Listening slanders upon me.
Resides I am anxious to ascertain whether
tho republican party, whoso cholco I again
happen to lie, Is lo havo its policy sustain
ed or not."
Mit. IlKKi'inii's Vif.w. Henry Ward
llcechcr, in an article in tho Christian Un
ion, touches, us usual, tho vital issuo in the
present campaign. Ho says: "Tho demo
cratic pledge lo let thcconstitutional amend
ments ulono docs not meet tho caso. Tho
danger of the colored peoplo has been and
Is, not oppression by law so much ns op
pression without law. Their legal status
as voters has long been practically estab
lished ; wo owo llttlo nipro to Iho democra
cy for voting that they will not Interfere
with thai, than for voting that secession
must not bo attempted, or that gravitation
shall not bo Interfered with. What wo do
want Is practical guarantees that school
teachers of negroes shall not bo driven a
woy ; that black' mon shall not bo whipped
and murdered ; that terrorism supported
by occasional violence shall not keep them
In virtual serfdom." After alluding to tho
fact, that violence against tho negroes does
exist at Iho South, ami the still moro ugly
r.ict, that respcclablo peoplo uphold It, ho
adds: "We may bo asked lr wo like Inter
ference on llio part of Congress nnd tho
President to repress outrages like llioso of
tho Ku-Klux. No no more than wo like
billet medicine. Hut wo would rather have
tho medicine than tho disease. Further,
In the event of Gen. Grant's ro-clcctlon, wo
do not look for much such Interference. If
tho republican party triumphs, there will
bo llttlo need of It. Tho simple fact that
tho government stands as tbo avowed
friend of llio black man, and his protector
ir necossary, will llsoir bo tho best protec
tion) Hut should Mr. Greeley bo elected,
wo bellcvo tho result would bo accepted
however contrary 16 his own wishes by
tho lower elements in the Southern white
population, as a signal or tho "freeing or
Iho whllo man," which to their mind
means Inferiority or tho negro. Tho new
President would como Into ofllco with his
hands tied by his now- party associations.
And tho democratic nine-tenths or that
party, though they may accept negro equal
ity as n fact in the statute book, have any
thing but zeal toward making it a fact oil
STUNCII. l'LATKH AND MATniSIOS V TIio
story or tho old lady who bought a door
plalo wllh tho name ol Thomson on It Is
well known, but that old lady did notutll
izo her acquisition as did a fond and oco
nomlcal motlior 111 San Frnncis.v. lnlw
Tho daughter or tho last mentioned Isdy
nau inuiscreeuy purclias-od n stencil bear
ing the Joint Initials or hrlr n.i .
young man to whom she was about to bo
married, ami vvitii ttio blackost or lndoll
blo Ink had marked her n,i,u,, m....
therewith. llut alas I tho voiimr man nm.i
unworthy or tho confiding trust bo touch-
ingiy cuspiayoti. Nothing daunted, how
over. Iho mother or th
cd out, nnd nftor dlligont search succeeded
111 uiiuiiiB a young man bearing tho Initials
of her daughter's rallhloss lover. Illm sho
straightway took along, and forthwith mar
ried him to hor daughter. Thus woro tho
yearnings or tho fair ono soothed and her
stencil plato utilized. Chicago Times.