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Jolly Ohio.
'Mr. Pendleton. on nearing the front
of the platform, was welcomed with
round after round of hearty applause.
lie said :
M!I' Fellow-Citizens--It d oes one's
heart good to witness a scene like this.
[Rcnewed cheers]. It is very proper
that powder should be burned, that
rockets should rise, that fires should
iunr and illuminate to testify that our
hcarts heat quicker and our blood flows
more rapidly at the results of the last
electiou. [Great cheering]. It w as
not my good fortune to be able to take
part as nmuch as usual in the canvass.
But I made a little speech at Mozart
Hiall one night, as some of you will re
memlwr, and I want you now to bear
ine witness that I told the people of
Cincinnatti the truth here-as I always
desire to do-when I said that William
Al in would be the next Governor of
Ohio. [Cheers]. As I came up to this
meeting, this evening, I met an old Re
publican friend of mine. lie was not
in a very good humor. [Cries of "I
guess not," and laughter]. He said he
did not know what we had to rejoice
about or whom we had to congratulate.
I told him if he would but come up and
listen to-night that I and others would
answer that question.
We rejoice to-night, my fellow-citi
zens, because we believe that the peo
ple of Ohio have done a patriotic duty,
and have done it so wisely and so well
that its results will inure to the benefit
of the whole country. We rejoice be
cause the people of Ohio have set the
seal of their condemnation upon fraud,
corruption and the general demorali
zation of our public affairs. We rejoice
because the people of Ohio have re
buked that general want of high toned
integrity which has manifested itself
in salary bills, Credit Mobilie, and otl
er corruptions. We rejoice becamus' the
people of Ohio have said that they have
lost enfllence in and will not trust the
destiny of our State to a party which
is foundled in unsound principles and
tainted with corrupt practices. We re
joice be-cause the people of Ohin have
said they have confidence in alnd will
trust the destiny of the State to the
party which we believe is sound in
piineiple and whose crowning glory it
has always been to maintain purity in
iegislation and lhonestt" in adnuinistra
tion. Ahove all, my friends, we re
joice that this triumph has beeno sccn
red to us in the person of an able, emi
nent, honest and distinguished states
man, whose sagacily, judgement and
patriotism wil! be exerted to enable us
to use power so that, while serving the
eonntry, we will insure and extend the
saccess of the I)emocratic party.
And whom shall we congratulrte 7
To whom shall we give thanks ? Gen
tiemen, we can give thanks to and
congrat!late the young men of t h e
State who have for the first time cast
their votes, and who, in spite of abuse,
in spite of dectraction and enmity, have
fouilwed their own noble instincts and
impulses, and have allied themselves
to a party which, in all its history, in
all its acts, in all the power it has exer
cisedl; has been true to itself, to liber
ty, and to the country.
[At this point the speaker was inter
rupted by loud cheering on the out
skirts of t he crowd, and continued
cheering and laughter as a novel "Bill
Alle"' te'am made its way throngh tlhe
densu mass to the front of the stand.
The te:am was drawn by a yoke of
creant.colored oxen. Tile wagaon con
tained a crowd of good-natured Demo
crats, a bag-pipe, and a large National
The speaker resumed:
I say we have great reason to con -
gratulate the young men who voted
with us, and we also congratulate those
Republicans whilo, convinced of the
maladministration of their own party,
have had tie patriotism and nerve ta
leave th eir organziation and trust
themselves to the promises, the profes
iOns and to the acts of their ancient
And, gentlemen, there is another
class of mea whom we may thank andl
c.lgrrtalate. I speak of the old line
Democrats. I speak of the men who,
amid the disastrous defeats of the past,
have always kept the fiaith as it was
lhanmled down to na by our fathers. I
speak of the men who ill twenty years
of disastel have never lost confidence,
have never lost courage in hope, but
kept their arms burnished and their
spears bright. I speak of men who
are satisfied always to do their du y
as patriots and leave the rest to the
people and to God. And let us never
forget, let us remember to-night in the
midst of our victory, in the moment of
our rejoicing. that victory brings with
it responsibility, a n d power brings
with it duty.
Let us show all the world, show so
plainly that even the blind shall see
aad the deaf hear, that the Democrat
ic party has been purified in the fires
of political misfortune. That in the
discipline of the last fifteen years it
has gained strength, nerve, purity,
honesty. And that now, more than
ever, it has an aspiration for a loftier,
honester, and a more exalted patriot
ism. Let us show by the wisdom of
our legislation, by the purity of our
administration, that our highest ambi
tion is to serve the people, and our
greatest efforts to do them good. Let
as show to the Republicans who aae
dissatisfied with their party that they
have a safe refuge in our party. Let
us show to the "People's' party that
we are the true party of reform, and
if they want to establish purity and
hontesty the way to do it is to return to
their old seats within the Democratic
home. If we do this, if we show that
the Democratic party is neither dead
nor useless, but imbued with hope,
strangth, activity, courage, and patri
otism, we wfll gather them all in.
This is our opportunity. I beg the
Democratid party, and each of you,
gentleman, in hi s own particular
sphere, to see that we use our power
wisely. If we do, the movement that
was commenced in Ohio on Tuesday
last will, day by day, appeal to the
honest men of all parties, and all
slhades of opinion, till it will form an
overwhelming mass, by which we
shall achieve a victory that will se
cure to us the power of the Federal
Government, restore to you a pure ad
ministration, and bring back to our
people a return of the days when we
will again live in fraternal peace,
blessed by a government whose char
acteristics shall be honeskty and purity.
[Lond and long contilued applause,
and cries of "You shall be our next
Republican designates Governor Allen,
of Onio, an old fossil-a Democratic
fossil. This suggests the inquiry, how
a Democratic fossil could achieve a
victory in a strongly Republican State
-a victory which all other comnbiia
ti:onls have heretofore failed to achieve I
It is a fair assumption that a man
w lho is elected by the people represents
their will, their preference, their ideas.
The electors of a fossil nmest therefore
le fossiliferous in their character and
nature. Does t he great progressive
community of Ohio deserve to be class
ed as a fossilized, petrified population ?
If so, a very remailrkrable chahle hIas
swept over this great State, which has1
hitherto been the favorite honie and
arena of exreme Radicalism.
It is a marvelous revolution. Ilow
can it le accoenluted for Hlave nlew
lhingis, new idetlas, and new men le
comIe so distasteful atnd unreliable to
this hitherto so progressive and enter.
prising pecple If so, coubl! th.:::. !h
SiC,,t:g-" "er"ict of conlldemnateon of
thee party which has originated these
new idens tihan the admlission that an
anlcient fossil was preferable to the
freshest atnd most ligorons represents
tives of those ideas T--[N. O. Herald.
cre:s BOCTWELL -Says thile Washing
ton (22) special of the St. Lonis Repub
lican : The evening Administrationl or
gan Ilhere is becoming more fearless and
outspoken in its commenttes pon tile
leading mIen among the faitihful Radi
cal sulpporters of the Adluinistration.
(It says editorially this evening: "Just
as every old woman hii as a certalinl
'emledy, or thinks shle has, for toothl
aclhei' rliielim:tism an d other tnm an
aillents, so every pulblic nman 1has 1 his
pet in financial theories, whicl ifadnop
led will, in his opin ion, bring about
ti g n ae ell wheen everybody will
Ie able to buy clheap antd sell dear.--
Wages will be high and produice low,
and black Fridays and flitncial panics
and recvllsinnS will ble unk:iown. e.
Secretary of thile T'1reasury Boetweli is
the vetry latest statesanilin to give the
ietllic his views on this illnpertlntt sllb
ject, anId as hie had experliellce inii thliat
lhirec'tion Ilis opinio:ils alre Centitled to
mnore weight tlhanl are those of' niost of
the woutll-Le wise nlen whlose rellities
woeld lie worse than tlie disease."
The Outrage in Grant Parish.
Additional particulars bave been
received which fasten the Lacour
outrage in Grant parish, upon one'
"Hamp" Henderson, a former
slave, and of late years the confi
dential agent, foreman, friend, and
associate of Tom, Peter, John and
D)enny Hickman, who own a plan
tation about twelve miles below
Colfax, on the river bank. These;
brothers have been known for years'
as bad characters, and the colored
man, from his intimate association
with them has become permeated
with their pecul;ltrties. He iS
known to all the neighbors around
as a desperado, a wicked, danger-'
ous man. His brutality has led him'
for years to be shunned by the col
ored men of the parish and dreaded
by the women. He is an open andt
avowed D)emocrat, always voting
that ticket along with his friends,
the Hickmans, and was unqualified
in his expressions of ill-will toward
those of his race who espoused the
Republican cause.
In 1867 he committed a terrible
outrage upon the persoa of a young
colored woman on the plantation,
whom he then killed an.t bur:ed in
a ditch in the field. The matter
was investigated before Jtudge
Rutland at the time, but the wit
nesses and others were so intimi,
dated by Hickman that nothing
was done in the matter, although
the crime and the crimtinal were
notorious in the neigh lorhood.
Latterly, at the time of the April
riot, "Hiu'p" took an active paitt
with his friends, the 1lici'nans, in
the Colfaix massacre. lie belonged
to a party who were stationed at a
certain point to cut offH the retreat,
of the negroes.
When the Ozark reached Alex.
andria the Hickman brothers-a-;l
but Peter, who had a1ready flted to
Texas-mounted their lhorsets and
made their escape. "nlamp" te
mained behind, seized the oplpor
tunity to commit a terrible crime
upon the person of a relative of a
man olbnoxious to the lpohltit-al
desperadoes of the lpuarisli for hlit
identity with the Republican ltiarty.
His fiendish lust andt- diabolical
hatred alike gratified, lie probabltl
overtook the IHicknrans on thi-ir
journey, and is.safe alike from the
enraged colored people of Grant
and the militiamen, who at last ae
counts were seek'ng his hiding
place. He is so well known ini that
country as an enemy of lI:Ipubhli
cans that prominent Fusionists
have doubtless passed hinm aionug
to a place of safety, where he and
his comrades aredoubtless gloa ting
in the political capital they have
made against the Metrlpolit.tans
and the colored people of Grant
But it makes no difference what
are the political preferences of the
.!!!.:: o. co,, m.its ,such a dleedt of
villiany. The enforcement of law
and the security of life and prop
erty are more imtportant thani all
other considerations. Had thtis
most cruel outrage been conmmittedtl
by men under tihe control or withint
reach ot Captain Loan or Uolo
nel DeKlyne, the penalty wouil
have followed the crimte as surely
as the night the day; and if the
man who did do it is not brought
to punishment by the authorities,
it will be because they are not
properly sustained by the Demto
crats of that section, who Ipermit
their political ilTeferences to warp
them from their allegiance to the
commonwealth.--[N. -0. .Rel)ubli
I Fine Candies and Fruits always
on hand at J, Levin's, Confectioner, uu
der Town Hall.
 I. ,4m,.oen--.-- --- .%
_Fresh CAKEs cat be had every
lday by calling on J. Levin, Coifection
er, un-lr Toirn nail.
Death of a lHeroiue.
We have already stated that Mattie
Stephenson, a brave Illinois girl, only
seventeen years old, when site heard
in her home of the fearful ravages ot
the'pest in Memlphisi and that nurses
were lacking, at once without consul
ting her parents or friends, started for
the death-stricken city, and on arriv
ing there at once reported to the IIow
ards for duty. Dr. Blackburn their
chief physician, gave her that night
the care of a woman stricken with the
fever and thereby bronght to a premna
ture conlinement. She was only on
duty in this unselfish, devoted spirit,
unsing the sick and attending on the
dying, though totally nalacclstomned to
such work, for two weeks, when she
was herself taken dewn with the fever.
The modest girl was, unknown to her
self, the object of profound admliration
and respect, even from stern, gray
headed old men and the roughest wo
men. She was nursed and tended,
therefore, with the most assiduous
care and tenderness, but her frail body
overstrained, doubtless, by the labor
and trials she had endured, yielded to
the disease, and on the 17th she died,
and was buried on the 18th.
The Memphlis papers all pay the
most touching tributes of regret for
this good and gentle iniden's untime
ly fitle. We cannot refrain firom gir
ing space to some passages of the Ap
peia's pathetic sketch:
When it was annonuced at the How
ard Association rooms on Madison
street that the little girl was dead, a
pang of sorrow pervaided every heart,
and preparations were at once wlade to
follow her remains to the crowded city
of the dead.
The Ileroi,.e had arrived here with
out a change of garments, and her
wardrobe wao on her person, or in a
Jlittle satchel she bronght. She de
dlined any pay for her duty, and re
I used to accept articles otfere:l in the
way of clothing. So, writing back
htotn for a few needied articles, a box
was sentl by express in return, which
onlly caine here; day before yesterday,
when shite was too low to know any
thing of it. Yesterday, in presence of
ole tor two persons, Mr. Langstat'
opceed the package to find, if possible,
sitne tr:,ce of the girl's history. A
couple of clean, plain calico dresses,
somule lllffs, a few garments of unde.r
wear. several pack;es of nick-:acks,
evidentlly ,ut up by tiny hands of
loved kindired for their angel of mercy
to distrihbte among the sick, these
were all the box contained, and they
were all carefully repacked and laid
sidtle, w'hile the bystanders shed tears,
lanl tll ned away in silence.
T' l e Ilowards passed approlriate
lihonors to her memory. As the solemn
tnllier:l procession piased throngh tile
streets, the people looked on in reve
rt ut silence. A. the grave, the Rev.
I !Mr. iDogus,said:
I must not trespass upon the precious
time consecrated to the humane task
of caring for the living. Yon of the
Ilowaid Association may no t linger
e\en by a spot so hallowed as the grave
of this brave and tender woman. I saw
her but once, and under the most try
illng circunlstlanees to which a modest
girl could be phiced. It was in the
chamber of a victimi of this fearful
scourge, who lhad been hurried by it
into the pangs of mniotherhood. Terror
had broken the tendereut ties of life.
Men had nerved themselves to face tihe
danger by strong drink; women, (ti,
erwise so ready with tlheir sympllathy
iand aid in that hour of agony, whose
bitterness only a woluan can know,
stood aloof with pale flces and parted
lips. A slender, shy girl hovered over
t h at panting youlog nmothler, whose
pangs weie not repaid by hearing the
welconme cries of a living child. She
knelt with tne in prayer to the great
Father to heal the exhausted body, or
If such Was his higher will to Ieceive
her departiitg soul to HIimself. There
was inotlhing iof' the self-counscious hie
rouie labout thle shy and gentlte cre.i
tire-uo tiellacesof the Jeanl d'Arc or
Chatlotte Corday, as we see tlhen por
ftrayed by the pailnter's brushi; and,
rndlie mani that I was, I had well. high
1forgotten tile vircunstance until re
called by the statement of tier nolble
i e al r (ted llihysiclalt (D)r. Blackhnu:n,)
who wept for iher as for ia beloved
dughiter. The two wonllo now sleep
/t', very far from each ether in the
quiet shatdes of our beautiful Elmwood
-the one from Illinois, the other from
the more distant hills of Bonnie Scot
land. Lips like mine cannot fittingly
speak the praises of snch a life-such
n glorious death. Ilenralter, when our
duties to the living siifferers shall al
low of it, let her simple story be told
to our boys and girls when we are cold,
and it may be, forgetten beneath the
green sod. Let the breathing marble
and the eculptor's art do some justice,
not to her merit, which than can never
reward, but to ourselves and to grati
tude of our city.
IN Pineville, at t h e residence o f.the
groon's fattier, on Monday, the 10th
inst., by the Rev. J. B. Avenard, ED
Date. Mlorn. Noon. Night.
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