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r .THE ASHLAND UNION U I18UBD 1VIEY WKDKBBDaT DT J. Mi , LAND IS & BKO, Offloa Opposite the Bank, TJp-Btaira' . : TJSMM8 99 BDBSCBIPTIOJri ),On oopy, one yoar fn aiuanee - 12,00 If not paid with within six months, $2,26 If not paid til expiration of the year $2,50 -'" 'tiS No paper will be discontinued until -1 alj arrearages are paid, except at our option. roiT . f rc . ... Ra,toa of AdvMtiiingAdvgnce, One square, one week, Each subsequent iosr.loQlw-tt three months, R 'THK JfTNION, IT MUST AND 8HAXL BE PRESERVED.' VOL, XXII. ASHLANPvOHIO. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1867. NO. 27 Oneiqu&re, three mrtithi,chiifigealfl'j I at pleasure, '- t- ' Vj Qaesqqareaii monthBjOltantffthlB at . pleasure, - H.yu Yearly adTeitisemepte thre'e's'iruki'es on", year, .'--, . -A t- fj, ?l- reartyadTerselneaUottrtu1lreJI, year, - -SS.OT JVMCMiL, OFFICERS, WM.OSBOUN, Common fleas Judge." "TOBtrSHNELLrrobate Judge. '' E T DRAYTON, Cl'i Com. Pi's & Dist.Or'ls A L CUAt'f IS, ProseoutjngAttorney. y Commissioners. J v, ' CO VJTTV OFFICERS. -It M CAJtrDiaLI,, Andllo. r WILLIAM U HELTMAN, Treasurer, - X H KIPLtNOElt, Sheriff. '" GEORGE W. OBIK, Keoorder.. TnnK KEF.NE. Surveyor. ISREAL MABSEL, Coroner, WM. COWAN, IOHN VAfc NEST, HENRY WICKS. .Vr.Q.GALItOWAjf, WMi CIVHO,, , M0Sh8 LAITA, fM BCnOOL EXAMIJTERH, t'ttJlTUVElI" 'I Ashland.' I ,Mj..:i)I..CAMI'BT:I,L . : .JlfclVS fRAUNFELTR, Savannah, '...J- ..!-! J- :? lnfir'y tire ircclors. ri ' . i i J.. XL-Jennings', Cash. n. Luther, Tresl. ' FIRST JTJlTlOJrAL BAJTK ; .' OP ASffL AND, OHIO. "" ' '" ' Director. i! , ;'llulbert Luliier, ' il. TT. Topping. J 'Jacob Ci all," J.O.Jennings. James Purdy. 1 - P Mlu9lvely a banking business buy and ell. Eastern Exohange uud Coin! Discount KipoJn(HTidual sscurity.j Sell llevcnue if. P.'tbwAX.Tw't. : - I.mjiii Gatks, Teller, y. a, DAU.MUAlll'M(, A. H. Mykrs. Cash'r. T. C. Bl'SIIMBLL, T. II. Bakku, ' W. 8. Battles, CITIZENS BANK , Dealers in Gold, Silver, Excliango 0. S. tionds, Unourrcnt money, Revenue Slumps, &o. Disoount approved paper, pay interest on time deposits, and do a Goneral Banking Itusioess. MILLKK HOUSE, ; North sido Main street, Ashland, Ohio, M. Millor, Proprietor. Good accomioodatlons find reasonable bills. rSlcNULTY. IIOUSK, Wm. MoNulty, Proprietor, South side Main street, Ashland, Ohio. . - U. M. OAMPftELL, 'Attorney at Taw, Ashland, 0., will attend promptly to all legal business entrusted to Lis care. Bankrupt cases in U, S. Court will ' receive special attention. ;H X JOHN J. JACU15S, ' Attorney at Law, Ashland, Ohio. All kinds .of.buHiness:-.'bclonging lo the profession prdmplly attended to. Office, opposite First National Dank, up stairs. i-w.;, ' -iJOU N V. JONKS : JflUdrney at Law, Ashland. Particular at Tentiou paid to Colleotiug. and business in Probate Court. Office on Church street, be? ween Main and Sandusky. "i-WJf. T. JOHNSTON,' 1 ."Altorney at Law, Ashland. Olfioe the one ' lately ecoupied by Osborn tiurtis, en VDhuroli street, near Mam. Also authorized by the Government to procure Pension Ccr iilloato d eolleet Betinty- and back pay. it MT v:,M.cCOMBS & cuims, ... : Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Ashland. Ohio. Office in Bank building, over Deer's Hardware store. .- , ' 1 ';" 2!i i l':-:'V. H. 8. SEE,-.-. ' j t' Attorney at Law, Fire and Life Insurance -aVgenl, artd Notary I'ublia. Tariicular attenj tion paid to collecting, Probate buslne?s, par tition oases and exeontion of deeds, mortga ,Rei and Contraeti. Office in Miller's Brook, Jaoo'iyI lory,,Main streot, Ashland, Ohio. ' KYSICIATXTS. P.. Clark, M. D. 1 ' T. S. Hunter, M i. JOS v ' CLARK i I1UNTKK, Ev'o atsoolated themselves for the practiue of Medioine and Surgery In the Village of Aahtand... opeciat attention given to the treatment oiOhronio cases. Oilice on Luurob treet, near llain, ... -"i'ii'a GEORGE W. HILL, M:'.D., ' , liynuiian'aud Burgeon,! Ashland, Ohio. 1 TartiaiiliLr attention will be nald to thetreaU iiisot ot the following spatial diseases: Dys. eepui'a, , diseaie qf the Liver, the Kidneys, a...?.. 1. . .l pn;itw.1nt CaruMH. ', H sir.,' ..'T : a . JwV, OOWAN, M. D. W. 8. DATTXI8, M. D '.m RS. C0WAK & BATTLES v ! JUf Ing fdrmod a Co-purtnerHhip. giro pr wii ft ftttontioft to nil oases in the praciice iiishland. July 8, 1807-2lf - w RALSTON VANTlLBDBGy Jewellers and Silversmiths three doors west of Miller House, A"land. Quid and Silver Pens' iridv ohoie variety Tf Jewelry kept constantly on hand. Highest prioe paid for old gold and silver, . Repairing done to order snd en reasonable terms. , : BotiBe and Lot fof.Sala Bare ?ar ,k w !!' gain I ' Tl'vcrv'tloslrobl testdenoo, en Maple Street, in Ashland, eta b bought it grcttivj9aipt,;if pppliclen n ttd Boqptrv.9 i futtbet information, oalj at .UHjss otHJj. Times onioai.,..., - GIDEON 6EINDEM'3 CHBIST" , ' i ', BY JAMKS D. M'CABE, JR. . The' Vf hite faced clock on tbe City Hall stared trimly tat into the night. and its truthful hands informed the peo ple in the ncigborhood that it was eleven o'clock on Christmas eve. , It was a gen uine old fashioned Christmas eve, at that, ana the streets of JNew xorlt were white with snow, and the wind was whirling tbe drifts about fantastically, to tbe evi dent discomfort of tho old apple and bct eorn women by the Park railing, who lingered at their posts in spite of the lateness of the hour, hoping t'. turn sn other honest penny from, some passer-by before midnight. The old ballad-vender had packed np his stock in trade and betaken himself homeward long ago, and most of. the New Vorkers had, followed his example, so that the streets were al most deserted. One man, at least, 'was abroad to the storm, and as he turned into a gate of the Park to make a short out over to Broad way, where tbe stages wero still running, the old applo woman, thinking that she might find in him another customer, be gan a pitiful petition to him to buy her wares, when be turned to her sharply, and the lamp-light fell full upon his face. A glance satisfied the woman, and it needed not his oold rebuff to cause ber to shrink back from him with a fright ened look. Tho man passed over to Broadway, and pausing a moment for a stage to come up, entered the clattering vehicle, nnd settled himself in his seut as if totally unconscious of the presence of the other passengers. His entrance ap peared to cast a gloom over them, for soon they grew silent, and wrapping their costs and shawls oloser around them, wondered if it was not growing colder. At last the stage paused, and the man descended from it. Turning into a cross street, and walking slowing as if careless of ihe storm, be reached a lurse brown stone mansion, where he rang the bell. I he door was opened by a fine looking servant in livery ; but as soon nn ho saw the man, the douiestio shrank buck tim idly, and made room for him to enter Throwing off his o'vercoat and hat and di vesting himself of li is wet boots, tho man gave them to the servant. "A cup ot tco, David, in tho Library,' ho said coldly, as he passed into a luxu riously furnished opartmeut opening Irom hall. It was a beautiful room, and great taste had been displayed in its adorn ment. The b ok-cases and furniture were of the choicest kinds, an open fire hurncd in the handsome grato, nnd even to the minutest article, everything was in its place, i'crlcot order reigned throughout, but thero was in everything that coldness nud sternness that marked the owner of so much discomfort The man drew a large arm-ohair be fore the grate, and sinking into it, raised bis feet to tbe fire. He never looked about him, but kept his gaze fixed stead il v belore him. Only once he raised his oyes to glanco at a portrait which bung over the mantle. It was a woman's face a face so pure nnd tender in its loveli ness, that one could but wonder if it was really that of a huomn boing. Only once tbe man gozed at il, and as he did so his eves filled with tears, and his cold, liird inoutb wore an 'expression of m ti'tise pain. Then he sank back into his chair and bis eyes fo'l upon the fire, The domestic entered and, placed the ro froshmenli his master bad ordered on a small stand at his side, and seeing tho man so wrapped in thought, withdrew noiselesly without disturbing him, and still with that frightened, timid look be hod first worn. . . ": lie was a very lonely man; this Gideon Grindcm, in spite of all his wealth. lie was a proud, oold man, and his uchappi ness was chiefly of his own making. Years ago. he had married a woman much younger than himself, but such a woman as ono meets but once in a life time, and having sot n, n over forget. Had sho lived, he might have been hap pier and better, but she had been dead twelve years, and no other living being had filled her plaoo in tho merchant's heart, the had jett nun one child, and, despite Ins coldness, ha had lavished up on tli is little one a love only less strong than that be bad borne for her mother At eighteen this ' girl had married, against bis will, a poor clerk that ho had taken into his employ. He bad cast her off forever, and now her nurne was never mentioned in bis house. For four years be bad not seen her laeenavo once, when she came one cold win tor night to beg for aid and forgiveness. Ho crushed the yearning of his heart for her, and turned her into thettreotj as he would have done to a dog that had strayed into his house. It was a cruel act, and since that time bo bad been hardqr apd ttorner than ever. He had no fjrienda. His acquaintance shunned him, and sought bis presenoo only when business made it necessary. No visitor ovof crossed big threshhold ; no nappy sounaa or tigun wero ever bchrd or seen within tbe walls of hishouse, Even his servants '(feared and avoided him. Hewn alone in the? wid world, and ha. know it. aa knew be must live alohofand thai when he oame to die.ha must go to the grave with not'one loving or pitying heirt to oheer bis last moments or miss him when be was goue. It was a lad. sad thought to him, and some how it oame to him to-night with redoub led force,. This was wbv his eyes oloud ed and his face twitched with pain when he looked at the pioture of his dead wife. , The refreshments by his side remained untouched, and the , aeronaut Bat with bands folded wearily, and his eyes fixed absently on the fire so (till, so tranquil, that one might have thought him asleep; And as he sat there, through the storm, and through' the closed and curtained windows of the room, oame the sweet tones of the midnight chimes of Trinity. The music of the bells filled all tho air, rising and falling with the wind. It was a sad and solemn tale they old : for tbey sang that the Christ child was born. "Gideon Grindem 1" . Tho voice was so soft, and yet so dis tinct and sweet, that it thrilled the mer chant to his inmost soul. . '.'Gideon Grindem," the voice said, "aro you glad that Christmas has oome again 1" . ., The voice came from the fire, and the merchant glanced down at the hearth. , Thero, standing just below bim, was a strango, but beautiful figure. It seem ed liko an angel, for its face was radiant with purity and beauty, and its garments wero of spotless white. . It was scarcely a foot high, and its eyes were so small that they seemed like diamond points. . Yet they looked straight into tho mer chant's soul, end read all that was pass ing there, and the proud man knew it, and shuddered. "Gideon Grindem," snid the voice again, "aro you glad that Christmas has comer . This time the tone was so reproachful that the tears started to Gideon Grind em's eyes, and be bowed his his bead and replied t "Alas ! Of all tbe world I have noth ing to rejoioe for to-night." "Listen to me, said the little fizure. softly. "I am Conscience, and I have come to speak with you. We have boon strangers for a long time, but I have come back to you again. You must bear mo to-nijiht, for you cannot drive me away until morning; and 0, if you are wise, Gideon Grindem, do not drive me away then !" Tho merchant sat silent and trembline. no knew that ho was powerless, nnd ho could not take his eyes from the littlo fig ure on the hearth, liut it was little no longer, for it grew in size evcy morncut, until it assumed o gipantio form, and n mein so stern and terrible that the mer chant almost shrieked with terror as ho gazed at it. Yet he could not turn his eyes nway. Ono thing only remained unchanged ; tho voice of the figure was as sweet and solemn a9 ever. The mer chant felt that ho would eivo all his wealth to escapo from its presence, but he could not move a limb. "What do you want with mo ?" he gasped "X will show you, said tho figure, sol emnly. t'Come with mo!" J ho merchant felt a strone hand erasn him by the shoulder, and the next mo ment ho was borne through space with a apeed bo rapid that it deprived him of tho ability to ory out. Suddenly there was a pause,' and he npotied his eyes. He stared in astonishment at the scene be fore i)i m. " . ' It was a little, plainly furnished room Everything betokened contentment, tho1 at tho somo time an absence of r'.ches-- A bright fire burned in the open creto, and tho soft light of a pleasant lamp lit up Ihe room. A woman, neither old nor yonna, sat by thn fire, nnd at Iter feet knelt a child with his little bands folded in prayer. There was a look of quiet happiness in tho palo fhco of the woman, and her soft eyes were bent tenderly up on tho child at her feet, as he whisp&fed tin prayer so low that only Bho and the angels heard it. ' The merchant gazed at tne soene in utter bewilderment. Then his eyes grew misty, and a great sob swell ed up from his heart.' He had recognizod tne two tne Doy was nimscll and the woman wos his mother. ' ' "Do you ever pray now, Gideon- Grjn dem ?" osked the voice of the figure and tho merchant knew that Conseleqoc was still with him. Proy I" hs t;bi lP, I O God 1" - - The woman turned to him slowly, and he (Stretched out his hands imploringly. ' "0 mother, mother !" he sobbed. "Let me be your innooont boy again 1" , '. But tho sweet faceelouded with a look oi mingled sternness and horror, and the hand that, had rested so tenderly upon tho boy's head was raised with a repel lant gesture. Tho mcrohant sank back with a groan, and the vision faded. "It is a terrible thing, Gideon Grin dem," said the voioo of Consqjence, "for a parent to turn away trom a ohild," Ihe nierohant shuddered, lie was thinking of bis own ohild, and how he had turned from her prayer for morcy. Ihe uguro laid its hand upon bitu and drew him away. , He knew lhoy were now in New York again, and that tboy wero hurrying through the oity in the midst of tho storm ; ,;or ho oould tool the snow driving furiously in his face, and the keen wind chilled him through and through, They passed into one of the lowest quarter ot tbo oity, and en tcrod a miserable dwelling. The figure lod him up long flights ot stairs, until finally they entered a chambor, so wretch ed and moan, that tho merchant sank back with disgust, ' ' 1 ', ' - A fliokering tallow dip shed a feeble light through the room, adding to. its misery a hundred fold., On alow bed' a man lav, wan and emaoiated. A woman sat by the candle, sewing, busily, ber pale, wan faoe seeming even more ghost ly by tbe uncertain light I aod on a low r i , , , , n lay i of tie while unconaoious of tee suffering around them. ' The fire in the stove was dying away; and the room was growing colder every moment. Gideon Grindem 'gazed with horror at the scene, 'arid turned to fly from it, but tho fighre held its band heavily upon him, and drew him close besido the sorrowful woman, as she sat sewing her life away ; iind eg he gazed, the merchant saw that, ie spite of the marks of'care nnd e;iftJrlng which it bore, tho woman's' face was"' wonderfully like that of his dead wife. No wonder. for the woman was his daughter, A cold sweat stood on his brow, and his heart seemed to stop still. It was fearful to stand thus and gaze on such a dreadful scene. A slight movemont of the man in the bed caused the woman to look up. 'Are you awake, George V she asked. "1 havo not been asleep, darling." re plied the man, sadly. "I oannot rest fop thinking, and the knowledgo that I am so helpless mokes me wretched. Our fuel is out, and we oan get no more until the day after to-morrow, and we shall treeze in this weather, and on Christmas day, too. I could bear it for mvself. Nellie j but when I think of you and our children " His voice failed him, and he sobbed with bitter anguish. The woman drop ped her work and bent over him, trying to soothe him "We trust in God, George," she whis pered. "He will not desert us." "If your father were human, if he were not a fiend " exclaimed her hus band fieroely ; but she interrupted him. "He is my father, George," said the wife, softly. "1 forgive him all tbe wrong bo has done us, and I pray Qo$ to bless him and soften his heart." Gideon Grindem groaned, and turning to the figure, cried imploringly : "Let us go away 1 1 cannot bear this 1" The figure Bilcntly led him from the room, and down the long stairs, out into the street again. It was no longer night thero, for the sun was shiniog brightly, ai:d the thoroughfares were thronged with busy crowds hurrying to thoir ac customed avocations. The air was keen and frosty, and tho extra wrappings and comtorters whicn tne peoplo were assured the meronant that it was very oold. Tbe figure led him to a large store on ono of the business streets, and only stop ped when they reached the counting room, where several merchants wore col lected around tho stovo. Gideon Grin dem and his companion paused beside them, but tho gentlemen did not seem conscious of their presence. "What was that vou said about Gid eon Grindem ? ' asked one. "I said he is a heartless brute J" re plied another. "What new thing has he dono V "He has killed his daughter, and her husband and fihildren. They froze to death yesterday, in a miserable hovel near East River. Think of it Christ ¬ mas day, too and old Gideon rolling in wealth in his sumptuous houso. "Ha has a tough conscience," said the first speaker; "but I would not like to be io his place when he comos to die." "It is truo," said the figuro, solemnly. "In tho sight of God you have murdered your oluldren I . The merchant's brain seemed on fire, and he shrieked aloud with anguish, for I ho terriblo words burnt into hie eoal like red-hot irons. The figuro at his side was so stern, so terrible, that he oould not bear to look at it. "Have mercy on me I" he groanod.-- "My heart is breaking r ,, ' "Your keart, miserable man !" exclaim ca tne ngure, sternly, "would you see your heart f " And without waiting for for a reply, the figure placed its band VM bllW UIDIUUBUIB UUUU, tt U U UUH ed it so that it seemed to turn his eyes in ward. He oould but look, and, to his horror, he saw io tho place where bis last should have been, a hideous mass of corruption, io foul, sohorriblo, that ho sUuddercd to look at it. - .. It lo ulmuKed greatly since you gavo it to your dead wife, Gideon Grindem," said tne ngure sadly. - - "Have mercy os mej" the merobant ploaded. . . "Were you merciful to your ehild f" asked Conscience, sternly. "Have you kept tbe vow you made your dead wife, -l ..J .' (llJ .1 w. hi iuv biiu (jiuivui uer cnim always I Tho merchant was silent. He knew had been pitiless and oruel. . ;Come with me," continued the figuro, "and I will show you what shall be the end ot ail tins. Again tho merchant felt himself borne swiftly along, and when he opened his eyes again, hoiound lnmsclfin bis own hom6. ' ' Ho stood in his chamber, nnrl involun tarily marked the cocttast between its luxurious comforts and the miserable garret in which his daughter had frozen to death: ' ' He saw, to his surprise, his desk, where he kept his private papers ana a eonsiaoraoio sum ot money, open, and one of his servants searching cagorly among the contents. He tried to spring forward to stop the man, but ha oould not1 movej and. when he endeavored to speak, his voice failed him. ' The figure pointed tilently to tbe bed, and Gideon .Grindem looked helplessly in that dtroo tion..,- ' ''- : , ' ' ' A man lay on the bed silent and motionless.- His hand were clasped mutely oi) hi) breast, and his eyes were open ana staring blankly at the oeiling, Gideon Grindem bent over and cued at the poiDlonince, but be shrank, baok in hor ror and dismay. . Never had he seen such a look of despair as that dead man's face wore. So still, so terrible was it, that it seemed to bq something supernau ral. The merchant shrank baok with a groan ; for the face upon "which le looked was his own. '' ' V'.' "Is this to be tho end t" ho moaned. , "This will be. the end," sold the figure solemnly. "To die alone, ncglcoted and unloved, and without hope hereafter. God help you, nnhippy man !" The figuro" slowiy faded awayand Gideon Grindem looked np with a start, He was sititng in his library, with the untested refreshments on the slaijd by his side, and tho embers cold and lifeless in the grate bofore him. The gts was burn ing in tho chandelier with a sickly glare, and through the curtained windows streamed the brood, full light of the Christmas sun, Tho merchant rubbed his eyes and stared around vacantly. Then his gaze rested on tho portrait of his dead wife, over the mantle picco. The golden sunshine foil lovingly upon her lace, and the eyes of the woman who had been so dear to him, seemed full of sweetnoss and tenderness as they eh ono down on him; oarrying light straight into his heart that had been so dark. 'Invol untarily he placed his hand on his heart, and remembered how he had seen it. then a great sob burst from him apd be cried : "0, God be thanked 1 it was but a dream." Another look into tho dear eyes of the woman who bad loved him, and he sank down on bis knees and bowed his bead lowly and reverently. Gideon .Grindem was praying. It was etui early morning wben the handsome carriage of the mcrohant drove by the Park on its way to East River. The old apple woman rejoicing in the sunlight that had followed the storm, was spreading her wares on ber table, when she was startled to seo the hand- some equipage pause beforo her stand, and to hear tbe same voice stmt bad re pulsed her so rudely the night before, call to her to approach. - Sho did so trem bling, and when the mcrohant bade her cheerily, to hold out her hand, she obey ed because sbe feared to refuse. But her suprise was redoubled when sho saw ly ing in ber withored pnlm a bright golden eagle which sparkled joyously in the Christ mas sunlight. "What is this for?" she faltered. "To keep Christmas with, old lady," said the merchant, cheerily. He signed to tbe driver to move on, but as tbe car riage set off again, be caught a faint "God blesB you, sir!'' iu the tearful tones of the old woman. Down through the vile streets, reek ing with filth and crime, and misery, that mark the worst quarter of the great city, the splendid equipage passed amid the wondering glances and remarks of tbe denizens who marvoled to see it )Q such a p'aco. It paused before a miserable dwelling, and the mcrohant sprang out with a flushed, excited face, and hurried up the rickety stairs fearing that one part of hi dream might be truo, after all. Ho pushed 0pen a door and entered a miserable room. -A glance satisfied him that tbe blessed day had brought no joy to tbo inmates of this sad alodo. A wo man, pale and careworn, sat by an empty grate with a look of hopelessness On bar sweet, young lace, while a man, wan and sickly, lay on tho bed with closed eyes, and two children rested on a rude pallet, still happy in their innocent slumbers. Startled by the noiso, the woman look ed up. Gideon Grindem's eyes clouded, and fie hold out his arms and faltered : "My daughter, forgive me I ' With a glad qry she- sprang into bis arms, and the penitent father felt that ho was forgiven. In half an hour, the carriage roturced to tho mansion on Twenty-Fifth street, but this time it wso furl of happy heartc, who left tho soone of thi -.mury noyer to return ajIu. 'i'ho princely mansion had Dover seem ed so gay before as on this blessed Christ mas when it rang with the merry shouts of the children, and echoed tho soft laughter of the elder ones ; and as Gieeoa Grindem listened he lifted up his heart and blessed God for the dream he had sent bim to bring back so much, bappi- - on year Administrfttore',Exeputors'ni'6Bi' 3 if t dians' Notices, J. . ' ' . , 2,Wj. Probate Notion, ,'"?;'.itJV - ' 1,00 AUEditovialand LocalNotlces, per . line, a r4 Hiw-oieilTi f Advertisements LeadedVr) tUitWi under the'.hcd of Speoiftll otiMSpttndiPu; le Column advertisements, wUrDedhaigfcd 60 percent, nia.dditloDto-l'hl! aOT.,,I J - .. : -i - ; ii iv r - r,i The Progress! of the Ueaetton 1 b SjUorioiitt Xrlunipha in llosiou and rUUburgli, . The late Democratic triumphs io Bos ton and Pittsburgh, at their miinioipal elections, are among the strongest evi denee that the political reaction which has been sweeping over the country with such force during the past year is still going on with Increased rno&entum and violence. A year ago, if there had been two places upon the face of tho earth that tbe Democrats would havo eonceded as tho most hopeless for them, tbey would nave been the great judical strongholds of Boston in tho East, and Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, in each of which the Ivadical majorities have tor years ranged high into the thousands. Now the Re publican organization has been beaten, and badly beaten, in both of them, and Democratic Mayors elected triumphant ly in uoston by rive hundred, and in Pittsburgh by twelve hundred. The faot that in the latter city the Democrats bad tbe co operation of the workingmen and the greenback Republicans tbe same as tbey did in this oity in tho eloo- tion 01 uenerai Uary invests the result with even more significance. The new phoses which the political field is assum ing aro all against tho Radical), and in favor of the Democracy. In the great contest between the bondholding capital ists vs tho people, the Democracy, tho laboring men, and tbe conservative Re publicans will vote together in a Bolid mass, and will constitute an overwhelm ing majority. So great is the reaotion, that it is by no means impossible that the Itadical candidate for President next year will be beaten in tbe States as badly as uenerai Eoott was in IS5Z. Wben such oities as Boston and Pittsburgh turn their papks upon tbe Kadical parly wo may be sure that it bas but little life in it. We therefore bring out our chanti cleer for a loud crow over these, the last and finishing Dcmocratio majorities of ISUf. Enquirer. IIouic, Furm and GairdfeifJ'J I Behavior! n; Company, On tbe subject of behavior in compa ny, Leigh Richmond gives the following excellent advice to his daughters 1 r' "Be cheerful but not gigglers.l Be serious but not dull. Be communicative but not forward. Be kind but not ser vile. Beware of silly, thoughtless speech esj although you may forget them, oth ers will not. Remember God's eye is in every face, and his ear in every compa ny. licwaro ot levity aod lamiliarity with young men ; a modest rcservs'witb out affectation is the only safe path. Court and encourage serious conversation with those who are truly serious and con versable ; do not go into valuable compa ny without endeaving to improve by the intercourse permitted to you. Nothing is more unbecoming, .when one part of the company is engaged in profitable conversation, than that another should be trifling, giggling and talking compar ative nonsense to cach'other." neBa. How' the Negroes Vote la the "South, A letter from Beaufort, South Caroli na, wnder date of Novorobcr 27, 1867, to the Charleston) Ntti and Ilerald, soys : "The election in this distriot was not a very quiot affair. Iq this town the col ored population " were rather noisy, and inolincd to be riotous. In the. country the negroes ..went to the polls armed to the teeth, to prevent any ticket being used oxoopt the red. ."On St. Helena Island they succeeded iq keeping'away tbe whites, .with ono ex ception, Captain Sam Dennett, who fought his way through the sable orowd, regardless of their firearms, and polled his vote' ' ' unl t ' That la the jray negro' suffrage works in the South. How do the white people in the North like it f -' tea An editor at a dinner table, being asked if he would take some pudding, re plied in a fit of abstraction, "Owing to erowd of other matter I an unable to find room for it.'? ' , '" In' fifteen years,'"eh'eepave increased, iq Irelan oyer ' 20tfO,UOO. . " , ' It is safd frozen potatoes male more, starch than iresh Jmca ; tbey also make ' An BgriquUuxel paper, te)Jing; (rw, fatten geeso, says that '.'not.lcsa than twfl" must be shut up together,"1 A mulch of coal ashes placed, ' around currant bushes,"ras'afa'ttf-tlO''n' e'ffoolu'af remedy for tbe current Worm or 'eatdrpili-! ; : 1, ': ,Wi oiil no To kill bushes in meadows or elsewhere, they should bo cut i'n.; December.: .This has been ascertained bj , many rBxjwrir menls. ,, , ,, ,. . . . . .,;'-., .0'; :,';!; 7,1 ,.t'J-.'l SouI-JO We'eeeitstated that a Vermont farmer recently selected from a load ef his poti tocs twenty.slx which filled a bushel bas- aet. " - ; v. j:'iii;'.io ' To keep a copper tea kettle orlghf wash it oocasionly with a solution of Salt2atfd buttermilk, rinsing thoroughly with olsan water. , .... . . ... - The wheat orop of California tbe wet. ent ycpT is estimated at 15,000,000,b;ujb. els, equaling New York in the produe- uuu ui mis important, larm product. ' . ' ' . Y, .'V,- (.'Oil II it An agricultural eooictv in New York. recently, spent several days orguing how uai (jreu. jivery oho naa tt theory,' atfd labored earnestly to shoWMhat ho-alone was right. Finally, by way of settlement, one of them suggested the expedient of sprouting some, of the aecdIt was done, and lo I all were wrpng. ', a A correspondent of the Rani, JtrC-. can recommends the following' .cure fyi lice on cattle; Take 12 or more good sized Irish potatoes, pound them fine, then put into two gallons .and a half of wator, boil thoroughly, then let it cool, and apply as a wash, to cdws, calvee, marcs and colts, and all other creature that have lioe. Sheep in the OncnAttb: The'iVaii-. ie Farmer says : "One of our mott prom inent orobardists tells us that in one of his orchards whero sheep ran during the season, the apple orop was almost entire ly unaffected by the codling moth; Next season his entire orchard will be pastured with sheep.' This is an item worti re membering. '' ' Potato Rolls. Boil two' pounds' of potatoes, pass through a cullenderj or mash them well ; add two ounoea of but ter flnfl n nint nf mill- n IWI e.U . ,". w. urn, m iimu Mv,; uno gill yeast, and as much flour as will raako a soft dough ; set them to rise one hour, aod bake. Sweet potatoes make bcautl. ful biscuits mixed aa above. - a The "Good Time Coming." In that day a man shall say to bis ser vant, "Yi bat is tbe matter with thn h. by t" .And the servant shall reply, "It bas been siok for hours." "And wboie is its mother f" "Sheie out electioneer ing for Salho Robbine." And each con versations as tneso snail transpire between ladies and servants applying for situa tions: "Con you cook f" "Yes.'' "Wash 1". '' Yes." ."All right. Who is your ohoice for State Milliner?" "Ju dy McGinnis." "Well, you oan tramp." And women shall talk politics instead of disoussing the fashions ; and men shall nurse the baby while tboir wiw to (ha p11 UIU' And ln 'bat day the man who bath beautiful whiskers shall beat the bomely man of wisdom for gov ernor, and the youth who waltzes with exquisite grace shall be the chief of po lice in prefereneo to the man of practiced sagacity and determined energy Mark Twai.-., . - A. Good Jnror. The Charlotte (N-. C.) Neiet says ! ' "The following is said to have occur red at Union Superior Court : ' A color ed gentleman on the juu ii objected to on tbe ground of incompetency. The following questions are propounded by the oounsal to the juror ; Sam, are you a freeholder f ' Yes,s'ar.' v : 1 . nave you any land f No, ear.- What do yon mean, then, by saying you are a freeholder f ' ' I means bein' free and holdin' on and so on, , ' ' " '-' J" "" . !: What is a vardiot, Sam T Dun no, sar. Wbatlseplalntifi? ' ' ": ';- ; Pun no, ear.1 ' ' ...:.:'.'?' What is a defendant T I dun no, ear ; l'i green 'bout dese thing." Here General Canby'i order Was read, from which ii appeared ha was compe tent;' ao the man and brother was 'duly sworn In, and took bis seat. 1 ' ' V fQf Agrioulture is the moat useful, the most healthful,' and the most noble employment of man. Wadtington, , , ' Rrotiliea and mu 1 Aa : ) A Providence boy, five ycorg of ju. having stolen a can of milk, his mother, took him to task, with moral suaficnjWl wound up her discourse by exclaiming1: "What io the world was you going, to dp with the milk, anyhow V' "I was gqing to Btea! a little dog to drink it? was tbe orushing reply. - .. i.:j . t;uT Childron id mission ' schools are. ptty sharp sometimes,' and show it in; rather unexpected ways. t;A bov whose teacM was aoseni pretty olten, came to the tit- peuntendent with this request, vA'Sayf, Mister, e&n't jou give rue a regular man if I am tired of ncVag VwVcd around so." ' ' Lnok lies in ted, w ishing' tie VoVtnaa would fcriog him the news , , 1 7Z. Labor turn, o..-.lita.V,l6olr, arid, witk busy pen or ringing ataoe. tlie Irundution of a competence. tonj 0(1jj A AnWfi li?llul KfltlAf. M..A1na f.W m WaXX.! . ",.." UHjJVI, I,. Out, V m Wvl nip, Mya ic la the .."best ever used fow cleaning a dirty man's, face. We hava tried it, and therefore we ought to know.'' A man who has a wife or sweetheart named Lizo, is not to be believed in any thing, for he's always telling Lizi abo4 everything. 1 "'. ' ;-'' 1 ' 1 'i'1 '' nulitm a A young man who is dosperately in love, says that he has been eleolriljed with hjaf-vanio battery, e i i ,'v.';.p'i out Avn3s '' citizen1 ei", Slsiitre, pedcyanir&ifeay be ' termed a1 feat pt maifa'.ivrepih; I j.s ..' '.-'-'i out Why is a person asking a question tut strangest ef individual 7 Because- he la the querist. I..iu-i;u:; ,--. i-i nj Much adieu about nolhing-'the part4 ing of two young ladies. ; n.jiujjij ; Tbe lip of luxury A - oak enjoying' her milk.:,:, .,::,i .'ii.!' -.-! i-j'--'i - , The haraess of life The 'traced of time. i,i j- eJ i initio A rare mind Mjod joqr own business r .,.,,1 run ; in p.,,: , y A Democratic Gan from, Xew . UumpaUire. " " .,r'j lw.iijiJ e.li ' ei'-: suu. ot.iiT Even New. England aocms to have oaught tbe spirit of the great reaction that ia setting in against Radicalism. 1 A. day or two ago the telegraph announced a Democratic triumph in the tnunipipal election n Boston the borne, of, the Sunrhcrs and Phillipses, and the hot bed of Radicalism i generally. .i Today h we have to annonnoe the triumphant jleW tion of a Deraooratio Mayor ia Manohes ter, N. H. the first instanee of the kin 4 for yean, ant) 4 case fully as remarkabl and surprising as Bostrrn. It ia only sig nifioaot of something (veo ' mors aston ishing (to Badioala) at the coming BWn and j'feiidontia elections Eng.