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The Memphis appeal. (Memphis, Tenn.) 1886-1890, February 14, 1886, Image 6

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and Lincoln Contrasted shelf
Speeches The Latter' Innngu
ral Fort Sumter.
Kxtracts from advance sheets :
"Meanwhile the seceding States of the
onth weie strenntueniPK their atti
tude by confederation. On February
4, 1861, the convection of the seceding
States, called by the South Carolina
convention, at the time of her seces
sion, root, in pursuance of that call, at
Montgomery. Ala., and 03 the 0th
adopted a provisional constitution and
ergaiised a provisional government by
the election if Jeflerton Davis of Mis
sissippi President, and Alexander II.
Stephens of Georgia Vice-President,
to serve until a Presidential election
could be held by the people of the
Confede.-acy. Mr. Iavis almost at
once hit Jackson, Mips., for Montgom
ery, where he arrived and delivered
his inauguiul February 17th, having
received on his road thither a succes
sion it ovations from the enihusiaitio
rebels, to which he fc.td responded
with no lees than twenty-live speeches,
verv similar in tons to those made in
tbe l'nitsd States Senate by Mr. Wig
fall and others of that ilk breathing
at once defiance and hopefulness,
while admitting the difficulties in the
way ol the new Confederacy."
"It may be," said he, at Jackson,
"that we will be tonfio&ted by war;
tbat the attempt will be made to
blockade our ports, ti starve us out;
but they (the Union men of the North)
know little of the Southern heaitj of
8ontbern endurance. No amount of
privation could force us fo remain in
a Union on unequal terms. England
and Fiance wouid not allow our great
tuple to be dammed up within oar
present limits; the starving thousands
in their midet would not allow it We
have nothing to apprehend from
blockade. But if they attempt inva
sion by land we mutt take the war out
of oor territory, If war must come, it
must be upon Northern and not upon
Southern soil. In the meantime, if
they were prepared to grant us peace,
t j recognize eur equality, all is well."
And, in his speech at Ktevenion,
Ala , said he: "Your border Blades will
gladly come into the Southern Confed
eracy within sixty days, as we will be
their only friends. England will rec
oi:nie ns snd a glorious future is he
fore ne. 'J he grass will grow in ths
Noithern cities where the pavements
have been worn oil by the tread of
vemmerce. We will carry war where
it is easy to advance where food for
the sword and torch await onr armies
in the densely populated cities; and
though they may come and spoil onr
crops, w e can raise them as helore,
while they cannot rear the cities
which took years of industry and mill
ions of money to build."
Very different in tone to these were
the kindly and sensible utterances of
Mr. Lincoln on his journey from
Springfield to Wafthingl in about the
tame time, (or inangnration as Presi
dent of the United States, leaving
Springtield, 111., February 11 lb, he had
pathetically said :
"My friends: No one, not in my
position, can realize the sadness I feel
at this parting. To thin people I owe
all that 1 am. Here 1 have lived more
than a uarter of a centary. Here
my children were born, and here one
of them lta buried. 1 know not bow
soon 1 shall see you again. 1 go to as
sume a task mors difficult than that
which has devolved upon any other
man since the day of Washington,
lie never would have succeeded ex
cept for the aid cl Divine Providence,
upon which he at ill times relied. I
feel that 1 cannot succeed without the
same lMvine blessing which sustained
him ; and on the same Almighty Be
ing I place my reliance fur support.
And I hope you, my friends, will all
pray that I may receive that Divine
assistance, without which I cannot
succeed, but with which success is
ceitain. Again I bid ym an aflec-
As he progressed on tbat memora
ble jonrney from his home in Illinois,
through Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Co
lumbus., Pittsburg, Cleveland, Krie,
Buffalo, Albany. New York, Trenton,
Newark, Philadelphia and llarrisburg
amid the prayers and blessings and
acclamations of an enthusiastic and
pa'riotic people-he uttered words o(
wife consideration and firm modera
tion such as beseemed the high
functions and tremendous responsibil
ities to which the voice of tbat liberty
and Union-loving people had called
him, and thin, tio, with a full knowl
edge, when he made the PuiUdelpbia
speech, that the euemies of the re
puolic hud already planned to assassi
nate him helore he could reach Wash
ington. LINCOLN IN A I'd l RATKI).
But calmuess, kindness and court
oy were alike thrown away in both
houses upon the impracticable South
ern leaders. As the last dav of tbat
memorable session, which closed in
the failure of all peaceful measures to
restore the Union, slowly dawned
within but a lew hours lacking of the
time when Mr. Lincoln would be in
augurated President of the United
State Mr.Wigi'ull thought proper, in
t he United Hitea Senate, to sneer at
him as ' an ex-rail-snlittsr, an ex-grocery-keeper,
on ex tlatboat captain
and an ex-abolition lecturer" and
proceeded t scold and rant at the
North with furiom volubility. .
"Yon have won the Presidency,"
said he to the liepunlicans, "and you
are now in the situation of the man
who la Won the elephant at a rattle,
lou do not know what to do with trie
t'east now that you have it; and one
ra'fol you today would give vour
rjtfht a-ms if )0u had been defeated.
Y -t you succeeded, an,d you bave to
deal w-.tb (h.-s. Our objection to liv
lnc in this Union, and therefore the
tiillicnlty of reconstructing it, is bo'.
vour personal libeity bills, not the
Territorial quest'on, but that you ut
terly and wholly misapprehend the
form of lrovernmeiit "
Such were the words the spiteful,
bitter words with which this chosen
srojceemMn of the South faluted the
:old and cloudy dawn of that day
which ws to see the scepter depart
fiom tl.j hands if the slave iower for
ever. A few hours later, under the shadow
l the great eastern portico of the Cap
itol at VS aehinut n with the retiring
I resident and Cabinet, the Sapreme
Court jiutlcbs, the foreign diplomatic
-orps, aud hundreds of Senttirt, Rep
resentatives and other distinguished
persons lilhng the great platform on
fifier side and behind them Abra
ham L;noln it rod bareheaded before
full 1)0,000 people.upon whose uplifts I
faces the unveiled glory of the mild
spring sun now (hone stood reverent
ly before that far greatar and mightier
dissatisfied" to listen t) the "bettei
angela" of their nature.
Temperate, reasonable, kindly, per
suasive it seems ptrsnge that Mr.
Lincoln' inaugural address did cot dis
arm at lea't the personal resentment
of the Bouth toward h Ira, and suffi
ciently strengthen the Union-loving
people there against the red-hot Se
(sjcsioniFti, to put the "brakes" down
on rebellion.
Strange, indeed, must have been the
thought that crowded thiough the
brain and oppressed the heart of
Abraham Lincoln tbat night his first
at the W bite-House f
The city U Washington swarmed
with rebels and rebel sympathize,
and all the departments of govern
ment were honeycombed with t re awn
and shadowed with treachery and es
pionage. Kvery step proposed orcoo
templated by the government would
be known t the Confederate Slat's
a'mostaa soon as thought oL All
means t j thwart and delay the carry
ing eut of the government's purposes
that the excuses of loatine aad red
tape admitted of would be used by
the traitors within tbe camp to aid
the traitors without.
No one knew all this better than
Mr. Lincoln. With no army, no navy,
not even a revenue cutter left with
forts and arsenals, ammunition and
arms in possession of the rebels, with
no meney in the National Treasury
and the national credit blasted the
pos'tion mutt, even to bis hopeful
oa ure, have seemed at this time des
perate T be sure, despite threat,
neither few nor secret, which had
been made, that he should net live t)
be inaugurated, he bad passed tbe
first critical point bad taken the in
augural oath and was now dulv in
staJed in the White-House. That
wassoinotliing, of course, to be pro-,
foundly thankful for. But the matter
regarded by him of larger msmejit
tbesufHy ol the Bnien how abont
How that great, and just, and
kindly brain, in the dim shadows of
that awful flnt night at the White
House, must have searched np aad
down along the labyrinths of history
and "corridors of time" everywhere in
the pant, f w any analogy or excuse for
the) madanss of j this secession move
ment and searched in vain.
With bis grand and abounding faith
In God, how Abraham Lincoln must
lave Btarmed the very gates of heaven
that night with prayer tbat he might
be tbe means of securing peace and
union to bis beloved but distracted
coUDtryl How his great heart muBt
have been racked with the alterna
tions of hope and foreboding of
truetfulnoss) and doubt! Anxiously
he must have leaked for the light of
the morrow that be might gather from
the press the manner in which his in
augural had be'in received. Not that
he feared the No lh but the Soatb;
how. woiald the'wayward, willful, pas
sionate South receive the proffered
olive branch ?
Surely, surely thus ran his thought s
whon the brave and gallant and
generous people of that section came
to read his message of pi use and good
will they mutt see the suicidal folly of
their course. Surely their hearts must
be teuched and the mists of prejudice
dissolved, so that reason would resume
ker sway and reconciliation follow! A
little more time for reflection would
yet make all things right. The young
men ! the South, tired by the South
ern leaders' false appeals, must soon
return ft riaion. 1 he prairie fire is
terrible while il sweeps along, but it
soon burns out. hen the young
men face the emblem of their nation's
glory the (Ug of the land of their
biitu then will come the reaction,
and their false leaders will be hurled
from place and power, aud nil will
again be right. Tea, when it comes to
firing on the old, old flag, they will
not, cannot do it. 1 Between the com
promise within their reach and such
sacrilege as this they cannot waver
So, doubtless, a'l the long night,
whether waking or sleeping, the mind
of Vbia true-hearted son of tbe West
throbbed with the mighty weight of
the problem intrusted to bim for solu
tion aud the vast responsibilities
which he bud just assumed toward
his fella w-inen, his nation aud bis
Uod. And when, at .'art, the long lean
tiaiuo wafl thrown npon tbe couch,
and "tired Nature's sweet restorer"
held him briefly in her arms, the smile
of hopofulness on the wan cheek told
that, despite all the terrible difficul
ties of the situation, the sleeper was
sustained by a strong and cheerful be
lief in the Trovidence of tied, (he
patriotism of the peopla and the
efficacy ol' his inaugural peace-offering
t the South.
At 3:20 o'clock a.m. M.tj. Andereon
received from Messrs. Chestnut and
Lee a notification to this effect: "By
authority of Brig.-Gsn. Beauregard,
commanding the provisional forces of
the Confederate States, we bave the
honor to notify you tbat he will open
tbe tire of his batteries on Fort Sum
ter in one Lour from this time." And j
a later dispatch, frotn Uen. Beauregard
to Secretary Walker, April 12th, lacon-
ically elated: "We opened tire at
i :m o'clock."
At last tbe hour and the minute had
come for which the slave power of the
South had fo thirty years Co impa
patiently longed. At nut the moment
had co.i e when all the long-treasured
vengeance i4 the South outgrown
from questions of tariff, of ilavery and
of secession was to be poured out in
blood and battle; when the panoplied
powers and forces of rebellion Con
federate States, standing face to face
with the resolute patriotism of an out
rated Union, would belch forth dame
and fury and hurtling missiles upon
the F'edeial fort and the old flag flut
ing o'er it.
And whose the sacrilegious hand
(hit dared to be first raised sgalnst his
country and his country's lUg?
Steven's mortar buttery at Sullivan's
Island is ready ti open, when a lea",
1 ing-haired old man, witb eyes bla7.it g
in their deep fanatical fo:ket, tottanj
hastily forward and ravenously seizing
in his bony bunds a ltnrard, pulls the
string, and, with a flash and roar, away
speeds in shrieking shell on Its mis-'
s on cl destruction ; and, while shell
attar shell, and shot after shot, from
baltsry after battery, screams a ravage
accompaniment to the bcom and flush
and bellow of tbe guns, that lean old
man works his clutched fingers in an
ecstH'-y of fiendish pleasure, and
chuckles: "Aye, I told them at Co
lumbia that night that the defense of
the Bouth is only to be secured through
the lead of South Carolina: and. old
as I am, 1 had come here to join thern
in that lead, and I bave done it,"
During all these thirty-four hours of
bombardment of Fort Sumter the
South rejoiced with exceeding great
joy that the time bad tome for the
vindication of its peculiar ideas of
State and other rights, even though it
be with flames and the sword. At
Charleston, the people were crazy with
exaltation and wine fencing and
drinking being the order of the iay
and nurht. But. for the surrender,
lat:n, and while the people cheered
and filled the streets all day, a solemn
Te Deum was snng in the Roman
Catholic Cathedral at Charleston by
tbe bishop for the bloodltss victory.
At Montgomery the chiffj cf the
Confederate government were sere
naded. "Salvos of artillery were
fired, and the wbola population
Bee 111 ed to .be in an ectticy of
triumph." The Confederate Secretary
of War, flushed with tbe suces, pre
dieted that tbe Cor federate flag "will,
before the 1st of May, tbat over the
doruetf the old Capitol at Washing
ton," and "will eventually float over
Vauneil Hall in Bostoa "
From Maryland to Mexico the pro
tests of Union men in the South were
diawned in tbe fierce clamor of "On
to Washington!"
The Richmond Etamirur said:
"There never was Lalf the unanimity
among the people bif jre, nor a tithe
of the seal npon any subject, that is
now manifested to take Washing on.
From the mountain tops aid valleys
to the shores of the sea, there is one
wild shout of tierce resolve to capture
Washington C.ty at all and every hu
man bastrd."
So also, the Mohile Adverliter enthu
siastically exclaimed :
"We are prepared to fijht, and the
enemy is not. Now is the time for
action, while be is yet unprepared.
Let the fife sound 'liray Jacket Over
tbe Border,' and let 100,000 men, with
such arms at they can snatch, get over
the border as quickly as they can.
Let a division enter svery Noithern
border S ate, destray railroad connec
ts a to prevent concentration of the
enemy, and tbe desperate strait of
these States, the body of Lincoln's
country, will compel him to a peace
or compel his succest or, shonld Vir
ginia not suffer him to escape from
his deemed capita!."
It was on Friday morning, the 12th
cf April, as we have seen, that the tint
rebel shot was fired at Fort Sumter.
It was on Saturday afternoon and
evening tbat the terms of surrender
were agreed te, and on Sunday after
no in that the Federal Hag was fainted
and hauled down, and the surrender
completed. Oa Monday morning, be
ing the 15th of April, in all the great
Northern journals of the day, appeared
the proc'amet oa of President Lincoln
calling for 75,000 soldiers.
While in the Noith the official re
sponses to this (all for ttosps were
prompt aid patriotic, in the border
and slave Stat-, not yet in rebellion,
they were any:hing but encouraging.
Mb Frank R. Stcckton's first
norol, Th .nl Mrt. Mill, will not ba romly
for talo until Mitrch lft. Tbe scenaol the
lory it laid oliielly in Virginia, and the
ituntiona r reported to ba complicated
snd tho plot baffling.
Ma. HowKLLia reported as tell ne an
amtmlni ntorr about bit book, The l.adv of
we irotiif. a tier to novel waa I'uli
liehed be received a lotler from an old alt
in whirl) the uoreli t waa informed that if
ha allowed the Arontok to (ro to aea in tbe
rig ha had given hor, he would ba lout be
fore aha had cleared tho harbor. Mr. II. m
alli recogniied tho truth of this frank nauti
cal oriticiam, and in the next edition the
veaiel nailed forth in proper rig.
Tun sixth volume of Thr Vorlt of
Alrrnnit'r Hamilton, edited by Henry Cabot
LoJge (ti. 1'. Putnam' bona), oontaina the
continuation of the correspondence and
')sava relatim to tho " Whiky Rebellion,"
tna Military mpera, me "Jcncnon Con
troverny," tho "Adama ('ontrovemy," the
"KoynoliN l'ami blot," and mtxrollnneoui
pnpera. The publication of tbe "ttaynolda
rnmphlet needa no apology. The conduct
of Hamilton at that crista of hia caroer re
ijiiirea the light which that painful con
tusion throwa upon It.
Mr. Hkriikrt Spencer shows how
tSurouk'h a apeciallst he ia in bis reference
to (Sir John Lubbock! liat of "beat booka."
"My reading," he aaya, "baa been much
noro in tbe direction of a.-icnee than in tha
direction of general literature: and of euch
worka in general literature aa i have looked
into I know comparatively little, being an
i ta patient reador and usually aoon ant ie tied."
Mr. Matthew Arnold, interrogated in regard
to a list, ya they are intereating tbinga to
look at, but he tool no disposition to make
one. Aa for Mr. .Swinburne, he doea not
think "ihnt any man's or woman's opinion
on the relativa value of a hundrei booka of
all kinds wninii he or alie might select aa tha
iu,-t precioua to humanity 111 general could
itaclf be of any value to any one not con
cerned In tha diagnosis of that man'e or
woman's morbid development of Intellectual
!resui utinn and moral audacity."
Tna following is considered by an
Kngliah critic the beat paarage in Robert
Buchanan's new poe a :
"fol't aa a leaf
Tha eloii ming fell, nnd fluttered like a veil
Over the half closed eyelida of the world,
btara glimmered faintly, opening on by
And blossoming above ace while I stole
Through warmly scanted ehadows till I
aained M
Dark fern-clad slijpos that ran to hills of
lie. 1101 ,
And looking heavenward saw a painter's
There, like a naked maiden, stood the
Wading in saffron shallows of tha west:
Timidly, with a tender backward glance,
She reaeh'd a faltering foot to loel the way.
Then, brightly smiling, as the lucent waves
Wash d, tipt with splendor, round her swan-
liko throat,
Kent forward, cleft tha dusk with ivory
And swam tn splendor thro' tb seas of
night. '
In all England there is no mora lnv-
ahln character than tha novaliat William
lllack, writoa a London correspondent of
the pan t ranciico Ann, ana that recalls to
my mind an Incident nerir as, yet made
knows ti the public. I don't know whether
lllack will forgive me lor tolling it, but, m
it illimtriite his generoua and whole aoultd
friendship, I will chance it, for tha atory
ought to ne known. Charlea Uibboa Is an
author widely and well known throughout
hn and in tact a aucccaslul novelist, bev
ral years aro.no matter just how many,
lllack and (ilbbon were, it miaht be said.
aid by side in tha commencement of their
literary careers, ana were men. aa now,
warm nersonal friends, lloth had made a
name, and Uihbon had contracted with
cert tia syndicate to furnish a siovet of soma
twenty or twenty five chapters, lie noeded
the money, too. 1 presume, wmen tha novel
womu net niui, uui niniLiusicir ne. jeti
criously III and was unable to do any work
at all. As aoon as lllack heard of the mis
fortune of his friend Gibbon ha at once
hurried W his bedside, and in spite of
Oihhou'a vigorous protest lllack insisted
that ha should ba furnished tbe schema of
the novel, which it seems utbhoo bsd already
outlined. I he generous maea would listen
to no aranment ot excuse, but lett in tn
uiunh with the skeleton novel, and although
he had on hand mora work than ha could
well attend to, he went to work on that skel
eton and in a short time returned to (iilihon
a comrlege novel, and to this dny noonaout-
aiue 01a smut, circle anows 01 niacg s ainu
hearlcJ action. Gibbon Is a warm personal
friend of mine, and baa often told ma the
story, lllack ia very happy in hia domeatie
life. I fopoose, of course, you know that
tho novel. TAe Simno- .AuYetifirrs a Pint-
Ma, Is really an accouut of William lilaek'e
Yet if wa mast live, aa would seem.
These peremptory heats to claim-'
Ah, not for profit, net for fame,
And not for pleasure's giddy dream.
And not for piping empty reeds.
And tot for coloring idle dust:
If live we positively must,
(od'g name be blast for noble deeda.
Artkvr Hugh CfotfgA.
traatlwr Morarsin or Alabama nnd
he Illair Bill.
Kvansville Journal : Senator Morgan
either has a sour stomach or is suffer
ing from liver complaint. In giving
his reasons for oppouDg the Blair edu
cational bill he states that it is his be
lief that of the t0.000,000 citizens of
this countrv (VS. 000,000 are deadbeats.
and only 2,000.000 would be let; to pay
the proposed tax for the support of an
institution to educate tbe children of
drunken loafers, who are too laay to
1 1. ... f . .-. i I i ,1 I . t. kh. l.l.n..
ble oplnioa, at this distance, that the
1 -...-, Mh a lit list too
Of Itotli Parties, an! Who of Them
He Thinks Are Likely to lie
While making his g and rounds
yestwrt ay in search of startling itims
aa Appeal reporter ran across a well
known citizen, whose ideas concern
ing election ptojnoatications are gen
erally correct. lie ia a staunch Re
publican, and was :n good humor
over what he characterized tbe ap
pioaching storm, referring, of course,
to the Angutt contest
"Young man," he began, "do jou
knowttiat the signs of the times are
ominous for you Demociats?"
"How so?" was icquired.
"Why. we intend to make a clean
sweep in August and there won't be a
Democrat in olhce alter tbe election.
"Now, do you really think bo 7" the
reporter asked.
' Indeed I do," be replied, "and if
you can spare half an hour of your
valuable time I will show you how we
intend to clear tie deck."
The reporter thought this premised
to be a very startling revelation, and
seating himself informed his political
companion t) "turn her looso."
"Well, to beuin with, yon Demo
crats aiu't working in harmony, and
Judging from the outlook the nearer
August approaches trie farther seoa
rttid you all will be. The Republic
ans see tbe signs of the coming tem
pest, and all we have In do is to keep
cool and net get excited. Already it
is apparent to the average citizen that
tbe Democratic Convention will be
split to smithereens over the nomina
tions for Trnatea and Uonnty Conit
Clerk. Gen. Yaagban, Andrew Har
ris and John Bradley are tie avowed
candidates for Trustee. John Brad
ley is a 1 tiring young man,
business-like, earnest and true, and is
exceedingly popular, not only in tbe
city but in the conntry as well. His
following will be enthusiastic, Ms can
vass active and vigorous. GenVanghn
has always been a strong rxnn in Shel
by. The grangers loik on him nt a
sort of second Andrew Jackson. The
only object'oa Siii'nit him will be the
fait thai be has already held one f it
cilice two)termp, and when it comes to
pleading Confederate records Andrew
Harris can mett Gen. Vaughn on
rqual ground, for be too was a brave
Confederate soldier."
"And how about the County Couit
Clerk V
"Oh I that is the other wtnk point
in the Democratic shield. My friend
from the First Ward.rat Winters, will
as usual, claim the nomination as his
by right of having once been nominat
ed for the cilice and then defoaled at
an election. His right, I am informed,
will be contested by John J. Hbeaand
P. J. Quigley a coming man, my
young friend. Between those the party
mutt cbooje. To defeat Winters will
divide the Irish vote and to nominate
him will buve the same etlect, to say
cotbing of tbe business community,
who will not vote for him lit any of
fice or under any circumstances.
Then there is ns other office over
which you Democrats will have some
trouble to itsrree, and that is Jndge of
the Trobate Court. I learn tbnt Jus
tice J. ti. Galloway has an 6ye on that
ollice, also the Hon. John Loague.
The Irish, notwithstanding the small
vote that tbey ra-t, will claim two
offices at least, and John Loague wants
to be Probate Jndge, eo if he is not
given the office his friends will feel
eore, and with the Irish net in hearty
accord with the nominees, where will
von all be on election day?"
"Since you have been so kind as to
partially artnuge matters tor the .Dem
ocrats, why not go ahead and make up
onr whole ticket?" said tbe ret oi tar.
"Anything to oblige you," ne re
plied; "aad look here, young man,
voo can go and wager your week's sal
ary that the ticket I will make up will
be nearer tbe correct t Ding than you
imagine. 80 here goes:
Slieriff. W. D. Cannon.
JVuf. John M. Bradley.
(,7mna7or. W. W. McDowell.
'Criminal Court Judge. A. H. Dong-
Circuit totirf JuAgr.h. H. K?tee.
Probate Court Judge. John Lorgue.
Cour,fv Court Clerk. Y. J. rrftSey,
Criminal Court Clerk. R, H. Capers.
Circuit Court llerk.JOB. Lhl.
Attorney (lentral. 3. M.Greer.
Jirgittfr. John McCallum.
"I have nominated for you what I
consider will be the strongest ticket
the Democrats can possibly place in
the field, but strong as it eeems it will
be beaten."
"And how.?
"This way. The Republicans are
united and will vote solid in Augutt
The colored vetsrs won't be foiled
again as tbey were lest January, and
divide their strength m they did in
tbe election for school visitors. No
sir'ee. You fooled tbe negro then and
elected two Irishmen, when by every
sense of justice and fair dealing one
colored mai should have been chosen.
The negro vote outnumbers the Iiish
five to one, and yet two Irishmen de
feat id two colored men. No more
mitdnkes like this will be made. Then,
again, you Democrats i'e so hungry
for ollice that you will crowd off the
workingman, which fact will be
taken advantage cf by us, and
we will give them a represen
tation on our ticket. Shelby
county, ai between the white snd col
ored vote is about equally divided,
with the balance slightiy in favor of
the colored vote. Therefore, with the
lines strictly drawn as between the
two parties, wa Republicans have an
equal chauce, but with the working,
men also arrayed on onr side and the
nomination of a ticket by the Demo
crats which must divide them, yon
see our success is assured."
, "Won't you let us Democrats know
who your candidates will be?" asked
I the reporter.
' "I don't object giving you an idea
as to the ptobabie candidates, aimougn
I do not vouch for the exact accuracy
of my opinion, but it won't be far
Sherif. John C. Hook.
7ul. H. B. Ramsey.
Chancellor. Judge W. M. Smith.
Cn'mimrf Court Judge. J. W. Ver
non. Otrrut't Court Judge. 3. O. Tierce.
Prolxtlt Court Judge. T. D. Kldr.dge.
Cotinty Court Clerk. Hugh B. Cullen.
Crimi'ntl Court Clerk. Thomas J.
Cireuti Court Clerk. T. 3. Turner.
Attotnty O'eneml. John T. Moss.
Kegitter. Green K Evans.
The strength of onr ticket is appa
rent. We give the workingmen two
representatives in the persons of John
C. Hook for sheriff and Tom Brogan
for Criminal Court clerk, and that
they will bave a strong following from
among the laboring classes is beS-ond
cavil. The colored voters have two
representatives. Green Kvana and
these two offices, which will he re
served for colored men. Judo W. M.
Smith is an able lawyer, and should
he decline the nomination it will be
tendered ts Judge Tom Brown. Judge
Pierce and Judge Eldridee have bcth
given tucb gcneiul satiefection in the
positions which they lave held for
eight years that we feel they are in
vincible. ."is that all you Lave to say on
"No, I could say more, bet I think
what has been said will suffice. So
good evening."
"Go )d evening."
My little boy, heroic wise,
Lnrea me with boyish taunt and boast
To where tha anowelad bills arise
And reckless urchins) swiftly eoaat.
Why not? Again I am a bor,
I am his brother, not his sire;
TI is steel-shod sled our m utual toy,
Uia wishes echo my desire.
Down sweeping Sights, with merry eheers,
Wa fly as swallows ekim tha ahore,
I throw away full thirty yeara.
And I am ten again; no more.
My boyish pride cornea back to me.
My boyhood'a akill and courage, too;
I hid the Prince stand back and aea
The way that papa used to do.
Alone I climb the highest hill
And poise ih sled upon its brow;
In wonder lost the Pnnee stands still,
And listens for in 7 warning "KowJ
wifter than winged thought I fly,
And when my night is nearly through,
A "Thank you, niarm" lifts ma on high.
Into tha air a mile or two.
And down that ditay, reeling track,
iw.ni hivii aim nous A a"i
While ur- my lega and down mi baek
Packs fifteen thousand pounds of anow.
I crawl out to tha light again
' And feebly share the Prinee'a fun ;
For eoirothing tells my boning brain
That I am raaliy forty-ona.
And ao T say, so lata tt'a grown,
Tbat t most hurry home to tea;
While Kobbie, eoaeting down alone,
bbouU "'Jfrald e.tl 'Fraid eat I" after
Uubort J. Burdtlttin BrooWya Eaglt.
Narrow Escape of as Yaaag Lately
From HanajlDg.
Mattock, III., Febroary 13. Lest
night at 10 o'clock at Windsor, PI.,
Miss Georgia Aldridge narrowly es
caped hanging at the hands of un
known parties. She was alone in the
house at the time and stepped outcf
door, when she was seized, her hands
and feet weighted down with bricks
and then she was hung np to die. She
was accidentally discovered a few
minutes afterward by her brother, who
came in the back way by chance.
L:fe was almost extinct. She can give
nj cccouLt of the affair, being so over
come by the shock. She can only say,
"Oh, that man, tbat man." A note
was found saying tbat it was done to
get even with her father, Dr. Aldridge.
Miss Georgia is a highly respected
young lady, aged twenty-four. No
t lew to the perpetiu ore of the foul
deed has yet been found. Intense ex
citement prevails at Windsor, and if
tbe guilty party is found he will be
dealt with in a summary manner.
The Baldwin Breach orPramleeSnll.
Los Anc.blbs.Cal , February 13. In
the breach of promise suit of Louise
Perkins vs. . J. Baldwin, the Califor
nia millionaire, lo-day, the defendant
was placed on the witness stand. He
testified that plaintiff visited his
ranche as a guest of Mrs. Dexter, bis
mcther-in-law; that plaintiff and Mrs.
Dexter accompaiieu him when he
went t) San Francisco, and later went
to Sacramento and San Jose with plain
t if alone; n.ade a number cf valuable
presents to plaintiff, but the latter said
she mu-.t have diamonds, and he had
a valuable ttsne set for her; testified
that he never spoke to her on the
subject of matrimony; never had any
conversation with Mrs. Laird about
marrying Mrs. Perkins; never re
ceived any letters from plaintiff's
mother; never had any talk with her
about it; had a conversation with Mrs.
Perkins in San Francisco, in tbe pres
ence of three young ladies, in which
he charged her with having stated he
had agreed 1 1 marry her. She said:
"It 's not so," but cad said it merely
to the servants would respect her
more if they thought so. Further tes
tified that he gave her presents be
cause he thought he was under obliga
tions to her the same ns any man was
to his mistress. '
Kasl nniclde.
St. Loi'ia, Mo., February 12. Some
time la t November a young la wyer
named Boyd, son of the former Con
gressman from tbe western district of
Kentucky, came to this city lrom I I
ducah, Ky., bringing with Mm his
young wife, Lncy, daughter of well-to-do
and well-known people of that
city. Boyd attempted to practice law
here, but did not succeed, and then
fell into dissipated habits, and, it ia
said, misused his wife. This grieved
her greatly, and she became very de
spondent. On Tuesday lart Boyd lefr
his boarding-house, 116 Chouteau av
enue, and has not since been seen. On
Thursday Mrs. Boyd became convinced
that her husband had deserted her,
and she broke completely down, and
some time during last night took mor
phine and laudanum, but this not pro
ducing death, used a razor on her
throat, from all ot which she died.
Her body, however, was not tonnd un
til late this- afternoon, and an inquest
was held to-night, when the above
facts were brought out. Her remains
will be sent to Padncah.
Lssd rrnada ia Kaasae,
CoLfMBTS, Kas., February 13. At
the inetance of Assistant Attorney
Geneial Austin nine prominent citi
gens of this county were arrested to
day, charged with executing fniudn
lent land mortgages. The parties ar
rested are: B. Bare, M. M. Edmocten,
K H. Lawton, H. V. Gairgtn, James
Watson, O. L. Woodruff, J. L. B.
Ooplin, A. Coplin and L. W. Archer.
Some of them are also charged with
complicity in an attempt to destroy
coucty records last September by
blowing up the building with dyna
mite. Among tbe number are sev
eral well-kcown business men. Par
ties are ut Galena to-night arranging
for hearing. It is reported the case
was worked up by Pinkerton's agency,
though there ' are various rumors
atloat. The nature cf the evidence
has not been made known.
A WbyT or the A I Aasweieet ky
the sew Torn ' flerwld."
New York Herald of Thursday:
"Under the above solicitous head the
Memphis Appeal notes that, accord
ing to official statistics, the eggs laid in
the United States in the course of a
year are worth twice as much as the
silver product of the same period, yet
neither Congressmen nor newspapers
ever quarrel abont eggs or the farmers
whose hens lay them, while 'the
mine-owners must have every atten
tion, engross every consideration and
find talk for everv torgne. Why?
Can anybody tell?' Yes; easily
enough. The public absorbs all the
eggs the hen produce, but the silver
mine owners give ns more of their spe
cial product than we and all the world
beside find use for. That is why."
Ltjut Hurst's father, reports the
- - .,... . I w man .
Slock Ifal era in Kansas Seriously
Crippled The Losses in
. Texas.
Chicago, III., February 13. Ac
cording to a moruiog paper it does not
appoar that the at U lueses the pres
ent winter in Tx, Kansas, Colorado,
Dakota and Wyoming have been
heavy. The ttpo U f 'om Texas show
lossts of o per cent. From Kansas the
number frozen during the fearful bl
zard is pnt a 25,000, inetead of 100,000,
as has been stated heretttue. In
Colorado the. losses are not over 2 per
cent., and in Wyoming 1 per cent.
say the only section tba, reports any
considerable loss in the State is in the
northern tier of the Panhandle oun
ties, where the feed was meagsr, ow
ing to prairie fires last autumn. The
most serious loerei repotted are cn
ranges south of Mobetle and Fort
Elliott The loss was pnt at 90 per
cent. Inveeti(iit'ion brings it down to
30 per cent, as the greatest possible
Joes. , '
say, in regard to the losses there, tbat
as a rnle .tha greatest losses occurred
on the smooth ice over the streams,
and where the cattle drifted sgaiptt
the wire fences. There is no denying
the fact tbat the cattle industry has
been crippled in the western part of
Kansas, but with f avorable condit'ons
the recovery will be lapid. All re
joitsfibow that the native cattle are
in Bfcr condition than the grade
in some of tbe mountain parks, there
is still danger of great losses. As the
ranges were overstocked and feed has
become scarce. The snow still lies
deep on the gracs and it is almost im
possible to transport sufficient hay for
stock.' This state of affairs threatens
t,o cause numerous loeses to individual
stockmen, but it applies only to isolat
ed caseB where there has not been suf
ficient time to accumulate feed.
advices are tbat the cattle in the Ter
ritory never experienced a better win
ter. No snow has fallen to the depth
cf more than one inch, and did not
laf t two days at a time. None has
fallen since January 1st. Cattle are
fatter than ever known at this season
and are tit for shipment. The warm
weather hBS kept the streams open.
It is expected that from the fine con
dition of the cows the percentige of
calves will be above any previous
year. Along the Piatte river for three
weeks the mercury ranged (ID0 to 70
above. The losses were insignificant,
not exceeding one per cent.
The ajltOMllon In Texas,
Austis, Tex, February 13. The
treasnrerof the Texas Live Stock As
sociation claims that cattle generally
have wintered better than usual, lie
says grass is g od, and that there has
been no gren1: loss in any part of the
State. Keen tit specials sent out from
the Texes Panhandle atoat the great
destruction of cattle, he tttys, are un
true. Stork tn flood Nltape In Hontana.
HaLENA, Mon., February 13. Stock
men report that cattle in this Terri
lory are in good condition. The snow
is difuppca-ing, and the prospects for
the year are very favorable.
Favorable Winter In Manitoba.
Winnipeg, Man., February 13.
Ranchmen report a favoiable winter,
the cattle coining through in prime
conditiou. The snow is disappearing,
and the outlook is good.
Swi'et is the hour thu bring us home,
Where all will spring to meet ux,
Where hamls are striving aa we coma
To be tha first to greet us.
When the world baa spent its frowns and
And rare been sorely iiressinir,
'Xis aweet to turn from our ruvina path
And find a fireside blessing.
Ah, .iorlul dear ia the homeward track,
If we are but sure ut a wolrome back !
What do wererk on a dreary way,
ThooL-h lonely and benighted.
If we know there are lii's to chide our stay
And eyes that will beam love-lighted?
What it toe worth of your diracnd ray
To the gl.'iure that Uft'bas pleasure.
When the words that welcome back betray
We form a heart's chief treasure?
Oh, joyful dear is onr homeward track,
If we are but sure of a welcome back I
Smallpox In Texas.
Cotalla, Tkx., February 12. Five
virulent cases of smallpox were dis
covered yesterday in a small settle
ment of Mexicans, eix miles south of
town. Fears are entertained that the
disease will become epidemic in La
Sa'le county. From many points
within the radius of 103 miles o! this
point come reports of isolated cases
of smallpox, showing the scourge is
spreading over a vait territory in
Southwestern Texas. The Mexicans
are the principal vitt'ms because of
their filthy habits. Great uneasiness
prevails owing to the alarming spread
of the disease.
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Emerging from a severe and
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