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v c . unison. Well, yes, tlr, yea, sir. thankee, So-o f' my time ' lire ; I'm pretty (rrmy, and iient with palm That cot my nerves, like knife. The winters bear hard wpoa ate. The ftnaineTi peoreb me v ' I'm mm " wery of an tne werld, Though I i only twrned three-score. My l lather to eWety. And Btoljulwk ; Vast won't fend inay aure of hi tgr So full of Tior and pluck. He felled the 11 rut tree cut h tlie place. Awl he laid the first loa; uowa And, liring an linnest, temperate life, He tlx litid m m of tiro town. Hut yoa e when I was twenty or eo, I wanted to go t the city. And I arot with wild net over lliert, Wlii were seitlier i.se nor witty. And M I laid the foundation, ."ir. Of what you foe to-day OM. little apart the prime ol Ufa, And a ireneral wasting away. Tuin'l a natural fever, this sir, It'i one no doctor can cure ; I was made to hear Wrong ljurdcns. tn like and !ow, lt sure ; And I only lived fir my pleamres, Thong I had been Christian-bred : t lired for self, 'fir, and here ! the end Crawling about, half dead. Veil, well 'twon't do to tliink on'l : 1 try to lonrrt j piia. My poisoned Wood and my shattered nerres. My wreck of Duty and brain. Only I Haw you drinking .met now. Drinking that devil's, drain, There's wliere I like to have s tcjiped Into hell Aye, gone hy the fastest train. V"U don't like my blunt speech rnahhy, Well, 'Usn't the nicest out: I hity when a man's looked over the brink, lie knows what tie's talking about. And, If with his two eyes opened wide. He's straight Into tlie flame, A nd nothing 1cm than the merry ol tad Has turned hit glory t shame. Tli'-n, when be says there's a drunkards hell. You'd better believe its true ; I've fought with the devil hand to hand. Ami seated him through and through ; I'or we who have bartered body and soul, know wliat body and soul arc worth ; ), there'! nothing like a drunkard's woe In all this beautiful earth '. Wife ! children '. havn't I had ? why, jes ; No man has had sweeter than 1: lint children and wife arc dead and dust, For what could t hey do but die ? on't ask me to tell you of them, because It blots out God's mercy, even ; And it don't seem sure, though I've left me eujis, That my sin can ! forgiven. I tell you It's hard lor a shattered hulk To drift into harbor safe : And I feel sometimes, with my three-score years, Like a hoia-less, homeless waif ; Hut there's one thing certain I've overcome ! And I'll tight while I draw a breath, When I see a fine young fellow like yoa Going down to tlie gates of death. H'ethintjton CkronicU. OI K SEW VOKK LETTER. New York, Sept. 12, 1876. POLITICAL. The declination of Seymour has demoralized tbe Democracy of the State. It was a trick of Tilden to get a man of bis own at tbe bead of tbe ticket, but like a good many of tbe operations of smart men it hasn't worked. The decent Democracy saw through it, and they blocked Tilden's little game by demanding a re-assembling of tbe State Convention, and a deal from a fresh pack which bad not been so carefully stocked. Who tbe coming man is no one can tell, but it will not be a mere tool of Tilden's ; That is, he will be supposed to be free from the Tilden influence. This distrust of their Presidential nominee seems curtons to people outside ; but it is well understood in New York where be is known. No one has con fidence in him. He is known as a slay, underground, selfish, ambitious cnan, who bas not a thought outside of bis own Advancement, and a man who would sacraGce his nearest friend to make a step for himself. Tbe De mocrcy feel that be bas thrown away atl hope of carrying the State, and have virtually given up the Presiden tial race, unless it can be carried by some gigantic fraud. But tbey are doing desperate work, and I warn tbe Republicans of tbe country that it is not safe to sleep. The mails are burdened with documents tbe com mittee in this city have lists of every voter in tbe country, classified "Dem ocratic," "Republican," "Doubtful" nd documents prepared for each are ieing sent out by the million. Tbey re working with more system and energy than ever. This sly, under ground, silent work is Tilden's best card, it is tbe one he has always filayed, and because tbey are holding oo big meetings and making no out cry, don't fancy tbey are doing noth ing. Tilden trusts nothing to com mittees, he is in the fight to win be is playing for tbe patronage of tbe laoverntuent, and he is superintend ing it all himself. lie writes bis own pamphlets, and sees that tbey get in to proper bands. "To your tents, oh Israel." It is a notable fact that tie demo cracy of tbe East dare not do a tb ins till tbey have asked Tammany. Tbe proposition to nominate Charles Francis Adams for tbe Governosbip of Massachuseets was held in abey ance till Boss Kelly of this city was beard from. Tbe partner of Jlorris ey thought the matter over, and fi nally said he was willing and accord ingly be was nominated. As Tam many furnishes tbe money to carry JS'ew England States, as well as the repeaters, tbe propriety of consulting Tammany is apparent But think of deecentant of John Quincy Adams asking permission of a New York spoilsman to be a candidate. Tbe 4ooes of the "oldjelotpient" must have turned over in tbeir colli a. FlETRO. A k old lady possessed of a large fortune, and noted for tbe penchant (for tbe use of figurative expressions, -one day assembled her grandchildren, wbea tbe following-conversation took vlacei "My CmiWren," said tbe old lady, ""I'm tbe root And you're tbe branch- ' "iJrandma," said one. "What, my child?" "I was thinking bow much letter tbt branches would flourish if tU reot wat under tbe gronod." He sat era an pled op arer the re coat a of a Watermelon, with his bat OA tbe back of bis bead aad bis toes trn4 iaward, groaning as if bis beart would break. Io yoA feH aick, Sab!" asked a1 ympathicing friend. "I feeL." aaid Sam, speaking with atrb diScnlty, "I feel aa if I was davia' a circus performance in here.", mud be clrnck himself a blow beneath tie belt that aounded like tbe flap of wet sheet in aa eighteen knot breeze. A girl was killed near Danville, Va., tbe other morning wbiie milking cow. If g'rls would only leara to flartbe piano and make worsted' -Aogt coca accidents wonld never bap pea. This is a good lias of the year to wear a linen duster with a fur collar. Kedia rarii- tbe fashionable .color in Retsjae-thltssr Mtorf. The mind grown narrow io propor tion, as tlie bouI grows corrupt. Tbe cbaiaa of habit are generally too strong to be broken. Jenure not men ly Sundayn, without regarding what tber do all tbe week alter. He only employ b is passion w ho can make no use of bis reason. Tbe lees we deeerre good fortune the more we hope for it. True merit is like a river the rWrwr it is the ef noire it make?. 1tpverr eve nozoliate for itself and trust no agent. Mocy is a good servant but a dangerous master. Prejudice Equints when it looks, and lies when it talfcts. An obstinate man does not bold opinions tbey bold bim. There is no vice tso simple, but as sumes eome mark of virtue on its outward parts. Tbe rose does not bloom without thorns. True; bnt would that tbe ! tnorns did not outlive tbe rose. Tbe first and worst of all irands is o cbeat one's self; all sin is easy after that. Tleasure can be supported by illusion, but happiness rests upon trui b. It is right to be contented with wbat we have, but never with what we are. Wild oats are the only crop that grows by gas light He who thinks bis place below Lim, will certainly be bcluw his place. A Remarkable Story. The IleadiDg(Pa) Ewjle says: On lapt Saturday morning a respecta bly clad German, aged twentyone years, stopped at the Cros9 Keys Hotel, Rockville, five . miles above Harribburg, and ai-ked for something to eat He was asked to sit down at the breakfast table. While eating he acted as if sick, and after having been at tbe table nearly an hour be af-ked for a physician. Dr. Snyder examined bim and found that he was shot iu tbe breast below the nipple, and also in tbe forehead. He said that be had tried to kill himself with a seven-shooter on aceount of pover ty, lie was taken to the Harnsburg Hocpital, still conscious, but very weak. He spoke in a low tone, but with n-uch distinctness, sayitg that his name was Richting Sootag; that his parents reside in West Prussia ; that he came from West Prussia to this country August loth and reach ed Harrisburgon tbe cars, where be bought tbe revolver. He says he held the revolver close to his body when be fired, and the appearance of bis shirt and vest show that be bad bis breast bared when be pulled tbe trigger, No papers were found on bis person and but a dollar in money. tVomenl Iuhuuuully la Maw. According to tbe Ccmrrirr de Buij onue, a man has been missing lor tbe past ten years from tbe town of St. Jean de Luz and commonly reported as dead, especially by his wife and ber sister, who made bis absence tbe pretext for soliciting charitable dona tions, which, however, tbey spent in orgies. The man was not dead but bad lost his sight, and bis wife had shut bim up in a miserable pigsty ad joining tbe house. Its whole furni ture was a plank coucn ana a water bucket; bis only clothing, summer or winter, a ragged shirt, and for food be bad bread, potatoes and water. Meanwhile in tbe adjoining house and within bis bearing, tbe women of his household gave themselves up to tbe roost infamous practices. After leading this miserable existence for over nine years a happy thought oc curred to the captive. One night be broke a hole in the wall of bis prison, escaped and groped his way to a neighbor's bouse. The police were sent for and tbe two women arrested and conveyed to tbe prison at Bay onne. A Bralher's Lave. Just about two minutes after an excursion boat bad left her wbarf yes terday, a boy twelve or thirteen years of age rushed down Wayne street as hard as be could go, Wf viog a parcel and shouting: "Stop 'er stop that boat!" He reached tbe wharf very red in tbe face, and as he danced around on the plank; a policeman in quired : "Did jou mean to go on that boatT" "No, I didn't, but my sister Mary's on there." Well sbe'li be taken good care of," replied tbe officer. "No, she won't either," replied the lad, blowing his nose as if considera bly grieved. "She left be flirtation handkerchief at the bouse, and bere I've run a whole mile to give her, and got bere too late. It'll uiigbty lonesome day for ber!" it to be a 'lion Far I a. Cat-gut is not the gut iA cats, of sheep. Kid cloves are not kid but but ai'C made of lamb skin or sbeep skin. Arabic figures were not invented by tbe Arabs, but by tbe Indians. " Black lead does not contain a par ticle of lead, but is composed fbiefly of carbon. Turkish baths are not of Turkish origin; ncr are they baths at all, tbey are Lot sir rooms. Pi usttiaa Uu does not come from Prussia, but is tbe precipitate of tbe salt t f protoxide of iron with prussi ate of potassa. Brazilian grass does not come from Brazil or even grow in Brazil; nor is it grass at alL It consists of stripes of palm leaf, and is chiefly imported from Cuba. At an inquest in Westcbaster coun ty, recently tbe Coroner asked : "What was your sister's age!" I dont know," replied tbe wo man. "It's customary with us to have the age," said tbe Corener. "Was sbe sixty, seventy-five, or one bun- A-A .l.. ln Sbe was ten -car. older than tnv t husband," said tbe woman. -Well bow old is be ?" "Kiowa years oldr than me." "How old are jou ?' "There's four years' difference 'twixtme And my sister." . ''How old is your sisterf "I don't know, but perhaps tbe wo. man in tbe next bouse can tell." A". I y. 'ii. It is sot believed tbat there is an Artist in tbe world who can catch tbe eapression of a woman's face as sbe puts her aoss into tbe milk-jug and finds tbat tbe thualer &s soured tbe contents. Mas may learn wisdom from a postage stamp. It sticks to its legiti mate business. Letters prufit by it AGRICULTURAL. The Brat I'lrklra. 1 told you women readers a while ago to get ready all your glass jars, and small ones tf eartbwai c, in time rjr making nice cucumber pi kles. 1 got tbe recipe of a lady living between Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls, a women who is the best of authority and knows how to do every thing. I nnt nn & Anr.en iars of oickles after fall, and tbev won tbe nrliP tit all the house wives who tast- ed Pick thorn when they are from two Ut four inr lies in lcni;Vb:lav them in a weak brine a day or two, or until tbey are wilted. Take them out and wipe tbcru dry. If you wish them green, use a brass kettle; if not, use a porc lain kettle. Put a layer ol cucumbers in the bot tom; then slice fn onion very tmn ana put in two or three slices, but not enough to make tbe pickles taste on-ion-y; a handful of horseradish scat tered over, but not enough to make tbcm taste borscradish-y; a piece of rtu and a piece of green pepper, but not onoagh to make a very pepper-y taste. ' I'se no sugar, no spice. Tut in a deep layer of pickles' and then a sa voring of the onion, horseradish and pepper, then more pickles. Bruise the radish roots that the strength may be come extracted, for 'a them lies the preservative power. Pour on tie best of cider vinegar.and beat slowly op to the boiling point Then let them boil long enough to beat them through well. With a fork' pick out tbe pickles and place them compactly in your jars, fitting them in as closely as possible You will be surprised to fee how many von can store away in a quart or three pint jar by placing them in snug ly. Then pour on the boiling vine gar, takiug the precaution to keep your jar standing on a folded towel wet in cold water. Cover closely and set away in a cool place. Do not put any of the ouion, pepperor radish in with the pickles. Tbe jars that I wanted to keep a year or so I covered with two thicknesses of dril ling, between which I spread warm sealing wax and pressed the covers down closely enough to keep out the air. Those in the small earthen jars I merely covered with stout soft brown paper. Tbey were the most excellent pick les I ever made. For a family where there is a lot of hired hands, this plan would be too much trouble. In a case of this kind I would take larger cucum bers and make them after the above formula, say a three-gallon jar full, and I would put in a double handful of bruised horseradish roots, placing plenty of them on top of the pickles, which should be kept under the vine gar with a plate and a marble weight. A t'arner'i Wile. Matilda Fletcher thus describes a farmer's wife who is not only beauti ful and wise, but possesses several cardinal virtues in addition: "The most beautiful woman I ever knew was a farmer's wife, who attended to the household duties for a familr of four, and also assisted in gardening and the light farm work ; and yet 1 never saw her hands rough and red ; I never saw even a freckle on her nose. Impossible ! you say ; how did she manage ? I never asked her, but she bad some envious neighbors who went sloutcbing about with, scalv bands, sunburnt faces, and tbeir hair matted with dust and oil, who let me into tbe dreadfnl secret. They in formed me with an ominous shake of tbe head that she was tbe proudest minx that ever lived ; that she actu ally wore mdia rubber gloves when she used tbe broom and scrubbing brush and always when she worked out doors ; that she bad a bonnet made of oi! silk, completely covering tbe head, face and neck, leaving only apertures for seeing and breathing thus securing perfect freedom from sun, wind and dust. Did you ever, hear of such depravity? She also fastened her dish clctb to a stick so that she need not put ber bauds in tbe water. For tbe same reason sbe ac complished her laundry work with ma chine and wringer. And then to see ber in tbe afternoon tricked ou. in a fashionable wbite dress, with a bright colored ribbon at ber throat, and a rose in ber hair, entertaining in tbe parlor, as though sbe was tbe greatest lady in tbe land, was more than tbeir patience could endure. And ber husband? He bad such a satisfied expression that it was a per fect aggravation to ordinary people to lock at him. He deserved to be hap py because be encouraged and helped ber to cultivate beauty in ber self, ber family, and ber borne; and I don't know but ber success principally be longed to bim, because he broogbtall the new inventions that could lighten ber labors and all the delicate and pretty things sbe needed to adorn be home, and when sbe was sick be wouldn't let ber touch work until sbe was well and strong." The Hearing r Bera. The question whether bees have the power of bearing bas long been a mooted point among naturalists. Sir John Lubbeck bas tried experi ments vitb his bees in order to eluci date tb,e matter. Thus be has play ed tbe vioiin cjose to bis bees, he bas tried a dog wbUtie, a shfiU pipe, a tunning fork and shouting, Irut no noise appeared to disturb) them. Nevertheless a curious occurrence took place at Windsor A few weeks since. . Colonel Stewart. commandFga offi cer, Second Life Guards, reports that a short time i nee, when tbe regiment was returning down tbe Long Walk from a field day, a swarm of bees, at tracted by tbe music, followed the reddest ;ot tbe barracks, flying about over lie beads of tbe band. On arriving at its l-arracks yard tbe band foruud up to pluy lLc regiment into barracks; tbe bees followed their example, forming np also and settling oa a branch of a tree over tbe beads of tbe bandsmen. - Tbey ' were at once taken prisoner by the .corpo- ai or tbe guard, and are now bived in Uit,""ik Jr(L I be distance over which Ibe btes followed tbe band was more than a mile. We have berd of 'spelling bees,' but these are muaical bees with a ven geauce. It is a common practius in tbe country to collect bees by means of rattling a warming pan with a piece ol iron, or shaking a stone in a tin ket- " .gm siuue in a un 4Dj1tb'e ld?, tbat bees will follow sounds is a. od as Virgil. tendon Daily A '. Nobody can tell wbat tbe fashion is in tbese bard times, for no two per sons, male or female, are dressed alike, and all classes of people seem to be engaged in wearing out their old clothes. Much mas- be teamed in the school ofaflliction tht can be learned no where else. AGRICULTURAL. NUa by Wefakt. A French chemist, M. Grandeau, bas been analyzing a number of sam ples of oats to-determine whether those of light weight are of equal value, pound for pound, to tnose tnat weign heavier in proportion to measure. The result showed, in fact, that tbe composition of light and heavy oats of various kinds, when taken in bulk, lift !most ndentic!. Tber were, nowever .individual cases in which considerable differences were fonnd to exist; notably one in which tbe lightest tpeciinen out of tbe twenty six that were tested showed a higher nutritive value in proportion to weight than either of the others. . As confirming tbe genoral conclu sion above stated, it is also mentioned that a French postal contractor bas tried a similar experiment in a practi cal way Selecting out of 300 horses in his stables, two teams of twelve each, in all respects alike, and under going precisely tbe same work, one team was fed for six months oo the lightest oats that conld be procured, weighing 77 pounds per hectolitre and tbe other, for tbe 6ame time, on; the heaviest obtainable, each hectolitre of which weighed 117 pounds. AC tbe end of tbe period of observation no difference could be detected io tbe appearance of tbe two teams, tbe horses being all in excellent condition, and good working order. Tbe oats, of course, were fed by weight, and not 'by measure: and the conclusion we reach is therefore that weight and not measure Ebould be tbe standard by which they are booght and sold. MttstacJt waits Plough man. A Waaler fa I Taraada. There was a dozen or more of them seated in front of the colored St. Charles' and tbey were talking about tornadoes. "De worstest tornady I ever did see," remarked an old negro, "war sixteen years ago, in Alabama.". "Did she blow much?" inquired another. "Blow much! shoo! niggers! but dat was no deck passenger, that tor nady! Wby, sab, it jit, lifts me right up to remember it!" "Everything went kitin', ch?" "Kitin'! Bress you, you poor, igno rant nigger, but 1 seed a mule lifted up like a fedder, aid how fur d'ye ' spose it blode bim? Jist gin a guess." "One mile?" "Free miles?" "Across the ribber?" "Into a tree?" Each one in tbe crowd made a guess, and when all were through the hoary-beaded old man replied: "Niggers, you is all wrong. Dat tornady cum for that mule, and howled around, an' got under him, and lifted him up,, an' he was blode jist exactly four inches by de watch, sure s you live!" There was r painful pause, and then tbe crowd rapidly thinned out, while the old man remarked: "Four inches by de watch, and I'll stick to dat state ment if I die for it." A Carlaaa Beaalalacaara. An interesting book has just been published by General Ashbel Smith, one of tbe conspicuous characters of Southwesteru history. He was a prominent figure in tbe struggle of Texas for independence and served as Micister of the Republic to tbe courts of England and France before tbe annexation of Texas to the United Stales. There his bonhomie, bis varied experience and store of anecdote, to gether wtth very unusal qualities of mind, made bim tbe lion of tbe honr, ann we are told tbat be "was equally at home in tbe rude but of the hardy Texas pioneer or in tbe salon of King Louis Pbillippe at tbe palace of Neu iily. He held social intercourse with tbe British Prime Minister. Lord Aber deen, Guizot, tbe French statesman and litterature, Edward Everett, tbe able but infamous Prince Godoy, Gen eral Sancbo, the Spanish Ambassa dor, and tbe lesser lights of those days who made op European court circles." Now be lives on an island in Galves ton harbor, and Das recently occupied himself in preparing a volume of per sonal reminiscences, one of which re calls an episode io the early history of Texas tbat came near changing the destiny of all tbat portion of our ter ritory. "More than thirty years ago, writes General Smith : "I met repeat edly in Paris a personage very noted in European history during the early years of the present country the Prince of Pecc, II Principe de k Paz, Don Manoel Godoy. Thispersonag said tome that his master, Charles IV., King of Spain, bad bestowed on bim tbe province of Texas, to be an appacdige of tbe bouse of Godoy. Tbe King had also assign ed to bim tbe young women in the fe male asylumns of Spain to go tbitber tbat is, to come biiber together with 2,000 soldiers, for the settlement and permanent inhabitation of this, our present State of Texas. The sol diers were designated, and tbe trans ports were bejng got in readiness to sail. Tbe French invasion of Spain, under Napoleon, at this moment made soldiers needed at bome. Tbe enter prise was ' arrested. Tbe Spanish damsels were restored to tbeir asyl umns. The mighty events in Spain following in quick succession and in volving nearly al! Europe prevented the enterprise of Godoy from ever being resumed.' There appears no reason ,for doubting Godoy's narra tive. Tbe wbojp was a frttng incident in the history of tn 5papT 'pour 'du ring tese bideons times. When I used to seo Oodov, bpn seventy-six ot seventy-eight years old, be still exhibited traces of tbat beauty of Aminous which more than thirty years before bad wrought the infamy of tbe court in which be ruled, the all-powerful favorite of tbe(jueen as well as of the Kiog. When I met bim Prince Godoy was living in verr plain apartments on tbe fifth story in atmajftstree near the bouldevard. His sole means of suVsistance in bis age and in bis pomtr, be'sadVopie, was 5,000 francs paid to bini annuity by King Louis Philippe; a salary be was once entitled to as a grand oiliccer of the Legion of Honor. I sometimes saw bim wrapped in a Spanish cloak, sauntering solitary on tbe boulevards, gazing at tbe things diplayed io tbe ebep-wiodows." X Jfew York lad, of seventeen. gave a remarkable exhibition of cool-1 no a a wA akM nak. TT negs and nerve the other day. fle was a passenger on a train oa the Harlem railroad, and wben it stopped got out to stretch bis legs on tbe up- wck. i niie so eneared be was run iown hf a freight train and so penned in uai nis root was caugbt under tbe wheels. To move either war would bav thrown bis whole body under the train, and tbe brare lad. with rare courage and presence of mind, KooaetocK still nntil tLe whole train bad passsed aDd bis foot had been crushed to a shapeless' mass. POLITICAL. KEX ATOB MOSTOX'I APFEt'II. "' Senator Morton's great speech, de - iivered at Indianapolis Friday nigbt, bas been read with absorbing inter est Mr. Morton bas ben in public life nearly twenty-five years, and, during all tbat time, ho has maintain ed a high reputation for patriotism and integrity. He is in tbe habit f "calling things by tbeir right names." and he has therefore been tbe object of bitter animosity, not to say vin dictive hate. This animosity bas from time $ to time,,, found vent in fierce assaults, but from all such encounters Mr. Morton has come forth not mere ly triumphant, but with tbe reserved ability to '.urn and rend bis adversa ries. This unimpeacbed and urn im peachable record, joined to a vast store of experience in public life, lends great force to bis earnest, sol emn warnings. ; Has be been an hon est, faithful public servaDt? No man can show to tbo contrary. Who has bad more extended opportunities to studv tbe character and note the ten denciesof the Democratic party aud terview, as be bad already comniuni its teachings? Not one. Is there cated all the facts in the case to Gen. any evidence before tbe American people that Mr. Morton is less earnest in bis patriotism than vehement in bis partisanship? His record as Gov ernor of Indiana during tbe most trying period of its history and of tbe history of tbe country, equally with bis long Senatorial career, marks him as a tried, pure, and unflinching pa triot Tbese are the grounds upon which Mr. M-jrtou is entitled to be beard with tbat respect aud consid eration accorded to tbe foremost men of the country. It is in tbe light of these simple facts tbat Mr. Morton s eulogy of tbe Republican party and bis masterly arraignment of tbe Dem ocratic party should be read by every truth-seeking citizen of the country. There should be no legerdemain in politics. Tbe men who will gather about the polls next November as semble there to perform tbe most sol emn duty of the citizen. There tbey jvill decide between tbe Republican party and tLe Democratic party between Hayes and Wheeler aud Til den and Hendricks. Tbe question of paramount importance is: Do Demo crats come before tbe country with clean hands? They come in the name of reform. Are tbey really re formers? Have they ever, in the whole course of tbeir party history, inaugurated and carried forward a single measure of reform ? Mr. Mor ton says they have not. In support of this broad assertion he cites facts. But be does not stop here. He takes the aggjessive, and.charges tbe Dem ocratic party with the guilt of all the crimes for which tbe country now suffers. In reviewing tbe com position of tbe St. Louis Convention, be draws this terrible indictment of tbe Democratic party : "There was the old slaveholder, with bis heart full of bitter memories, believing tbat emancipation was rob bery, and bis only hope of indemnity in tbe Democratic party. - There was tbe old agitator and se cessionist, who had hurried States into rebellion and drafted ordinances of secession. There were tbe oMcers and sold iers who had borue tbe Confederate flag upon many a bloody field, and proudly pointed to their rebel record as their title deed of office and glory. There were the members of the rebel Congress at Richmond, who hal debated with closed doors tbe question of tbe black flag. There were the architects and de fenders of Belle Isle, Libby, Ander sonville and Salisbury, scenes of hor ror of w hich tbe Modocs in tbeir lava fortress bad never dreamed. There were the Northern sympa thizers and doughfaces, who bad waited and watcbed over tbe border, whose hearts and hopes where in tbe South while tbeir bodies were in the North. There were a few Union soldiers who had carried tbeir scanty laurels to a Confederate market, wbcre de coy signals were scarce and in large demand. There was the sore-headed repub lican, whose neglected claims for office had broken bis fuiih in civili zation and convinced him of the ne cessity for reform. In short, there were assembled tbe mourners for slavery, tbe organizers of rebellion, tbe Kuklux and Wbite liner, tbe Northern sympathizer and doughface, tbe advocate of Southern sovereignty, and the representative of every element that had torn the, conntry with civil war, drenched it with blood, and watered it with tbe tears of the widows and orphans." Now this is true or it is not true. If it is false, let Democrats show tbat it Is false. But if it is true, we asl candidly, and we put tbe question to every honest Democrat and to every Republican who hesitates, is it sale to trust tbe Democratic party with national power ? We put it to patri ots who love tbe flag, who believe io the Union, who cherish the Consti tution as the palladium of our liber lies, wbo vote as Christians, pray under the impulse of a sfoog sense of religious duty to God, to them selves, and to their fellow men we put it to tbeni : Is it safe to entrust all tbe vast concerns of this grand republic to tbe "old slaveholders with a heart full of bitter memories, believing that emancipation was rob bery and his only hope of idemnity in the Democratic party ?" Is it safe to trust tbe Union in tbe bands of tbe old agitator and secessionist, wbo, only fifteen years ago, drafted ordi pouces of secession ' and hurried States into rebellion? . Is it safe to trust the flag of the Union to the officers and soldiers A'bo so lately bore tbe Confederate rebel flag ujion many a bloody field, aud wbo now poiutto tbeir record of treason as tbeir title-deed to office aud glory ? Is it safe to trust the precious consti tutional doctrine of human rights in tbe bands of members of tbe rebel Cougress, who, only a decade ago, with closed doers debated the question of raising ths black flag, bo approved all "the 'atfrocitie's of AndersonvillB. ! Belle Isje, Lii.by.'and Salisbury, and who, leas than six months ago, ia the balls of Congress defended those atrocities? Is it safe to trust the af fairs of tbe government in tbe bands of Northern .sympathizers with treachery, (reason and rebellion ? Is it safe, in a word, to trust tbe fruits of a long, bloody, nd cosily war for me salvation of tbe Union to tbose who exhausted every resource of dev. ii: i t . lih ingenuitr to dentrov it? Intrust it to the rflourners for slavery, the or ganisers o rebpljiop, tbe fcuilux and White Liner, the Siortbern svniDa- tbizer and doughface, tbe advocate of southern sovereignty, and the repre sentative of every element that has torn the country with c'vil war, drenched it with blood, and watered it with tbe tears of widows and or phans J These are a few of tbe sur- gestive questions involved iu tbe ar gument of Mr. Morton's speech. They go to the marrow of the contest of POLITICAL. i next November. Tber Are solemn questions questions of the deepest ; significance, ana the answer to them ts pregnant witn portentous results to tbe nation. tiO. II AY VJ' TAXEA. THAT WIAK LIE OF TUI DEMOCRATS TUB CHART, E TAKEN VP AND FI NAI.TiY DISPOSED OF vnY WON'T TIIT'EN I0 THIS? w CoLLMius, O. September 5, 1876. A sensational story was telegraph ed from Fremont, last Saulrday, stating tbat it bad been discovered that Governor Hayes had falsified bis return of personal property made to the assessor of Sandusky county. Thinking there might be two sides to this story your correspondent called on Gov. Hayes to-night and called his attention to tbe matter. - Tbe Governor said tbe tale was a tissue of misrepresentation, but that he did not desire to submix to a formal in- Comly, of the Stale-Journal, wbo would furoish proof slips of the ar ticle be bad prepared for tbe question. From these slips I condense the fol lowing: THE CIIARtlES AMI THE ANSWER. Tbe charge is that Sardis Blrchard, Gov. Hayes' uncle and benefactor, listed $11,982 personally in 1873, ex clusive of mooevand credit, and tbat Governor Hayes, with the same per sonalty in possession, listed onlv $1,000 in 1874. This u uot true. Bircbard'8 return included alt notes, credits, and book accounts. Gover nor Hayes, iu 1874, made no. return of notes, credits, and book accounts, because all credits were swallowed up in debts. Tbe same is true of tbe notes. Tbe personalty bequeathed to Hayes was almost entirely bank stocks, upon which tax is paid by the banks. Tbe one item of personality returned by Bicbard, $9,982, was tban swallowed up by obligations ir curred by Gov. Hayes io carrying out Bircbard's projects for tbe benefit of tbe town of Fremont. Ttis very question was at tbe time investigated by a Democrat Board of Equaliza tion and reported by them as all cor rect. It will be sen that the debts more tban offset tbe credit under this item, and tbat tbe return of $1,000 in 1874 was for household goods which were not subject to this deduc tion. Tbe increase in this item to $5,000 in 1875 was due to an increase in Haye's private libraiy. As to the second charge Governor Hayes says he never bad and never returned a watch worth $300. Tbe watch Mrs. Hayes bad wben a school girl. It has not been running for twenty years. Third Hayes had never owned a piano at the time the return was made, and only rented one last October for tbe use of a niece who was visiting him. This summer be traded a lot for one. fourth It is alleged tbat Gover nor Hayes returned in 1875 and 1876 three horses at $300, wben they were worth $500, In answer tbe Gover nor says one of tbese horses is twenty-seven years old, and not worth anything, yet be is listed at $50, and tbat the strict valuation of tbe other two is $80 and $100, yet be listed tbem for taxation at $250. His best horse cost bim $125. Fifth It is charged that in 1 85 Governor Hayes returned four car riages at $250, wben it is known be paid $500 for one and $350 for anoth er. Io answer the Governor says tbe carriage referred to was not bought until a year after tbe alleged false re turn was made, and then it was prop erly listed. As tbe return of 1X76 shows, two of tbose carriages were, in fact, a buggy and a wagon, one of wbicb was soon after sold for $20, and one would not sell at any price, but tbey were listed at $75. Tbe other was a second band pbaeton wbicb cost $100. SLrth It was charged that $33, 700 was left in Gov. Hayes' hands in bequests made by Bircbard, which be was allowed to bold for three years, and that be did not return a dollar of this money for taxation. Tbe Gov ernor says tbe fact is not one dollar was left bim to pay bequests, tbat it was intended bequests should be paid from tbe sales of land, and be was given three years, so tbe land could be sold for this purpose. This real estate is, of course, taxed by tbe country without consultation or con sent of its owner or holder. Seventh This property all vested in Hayes by terms of Bircbard's will. It was therefore not necessary, ac cording to Ohio laws, to make sepa rate returns of property beld as ex ecutor. It all belonged to Hayes and was listed as bis. Governor Hayes is authority for all statements given abo-e. N. Y. Herald. Tun New York Time says of tbe circulars issued from tbe National Democratic headquarters in tbat city : "A curious feature about tbese Democratic circulars is tbe xtudious suppression of l be name' of Ilen dricka. It is not mentioned at all in tbe circular of tbe National Commit tee, and it occurs but once in tbe cir culars cf tbe State Committee, and there merely in a formal allusion tc tbe Presidential ticket. Jt is every where "Tilden Reform Clubs" that are called for. aod nowhere is there tbe tightest intimation tbat tbe other name oo the ticket represents any thing or anybody in tbe compain. Ol cotirrie, if Democrats are Batik-tied wiih this sort of thing, no other body bas any right to complain. Only, it woujd be curious to see Mr. Hen dricks aliow biroif t bp regulated to a position even move iusiguifjcanl aod coutempiiblu tban tbat occupied four years Hfo by Grau lirown." Ho.v Lakatettk S. Fosteb, of Norwich, Conn, wbo was Acting Vice PrtiMdent after the assassination' of Presideut Liucolu, beiog Presi dent i f tbe Senate, and wbo bas fur several - vears pin acted witn loe Denmcrai., aud 'was their candidate tor Puiijjress three years ago, is n-w bearnjj if fa,-or of Hayes atd Wheeler, and prt-Sfcs himself as fully assured of ibt-jr success in No- rem ber. He will take an active pait io the cautpnigu iu bis part ol ibe Slate. . At the Democratic coavcutioo in Iowa tbe other day, but 53 out of tbe 100 eouotiea ia the State were repre sented. Democratic reform ia not ia a healibj'coaditioa ia that State. 1 A sensible writer adyises tbose who would eDjoy good eating to keep good oatnred, for, says he, "an angry man cannot tell whether he ia eating boiled cabbage or stewed umbrellas." - Governor Hates is 54 years ia October. old New Advertisement. i JOHN R DEALER IN Hardware, Iron, Nails, Glass, OILS, &c scb I Tbe following is a part:al list Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, smith's Goods, Bellows, Anvils, Hardware, Tab Trees, Gig Saddles, Table Knives and Forks, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Spoons and Razors, the! largest stock in Somerset County. Painter's Goods, a full stock. White Lead, Colored Taints for inside and outside painting, Paints in oil, all cotor4 Varnish, Turpentine, Flaxseed Oil, Brushes, Japan Dryer, Walnut Stains, j sc. inuow Ui ass ot all sizes and glass cut to any shape. The best Coal Oil always on hand. Our stock of Coal Oil Lamps is large and comprises very elegant styles. Ditston's Circular, Muh and Cross Cut Saws. Mill Saw Files of thebest quailty. Porcelain-lined Kettles. Handles of all kinds. SIIOVKI, FORKS, .SIMM, KiliKS. Mattocks, Grub Hoes, Picks, Scythes, Sncatbs, Sledges, Mason Hammers, Cast Steel, Step Ladders, Carriage and Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loooking Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, Door Mats, Baskets, Tubs, Wooden Buckets, Twine, Rope all sizes, Hay Pulleys, Butter Prints! Mop Sticks, Traps, Steelyards Meat Cutters aud Stutlers, Traces, Cow Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dust and Scrub Brushes, Horse Brushes, Cur ry Combs and Cards, Door Locks, Hiuges, Sere ws, Latches and everything in the Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fuse, Ac, Ac, The fact is, I keep everything that belongs to the Hardware trade. I ileal exclusively in this kind of goods and give my whole atttention to it Per sons who are building, or any one in need of anything in my line, will rind it to tbeir advantage to give me a call. I will always give a reasonable credit to responsible persons. I thank my old customers for their patronage, and hope this season to make many new ones. Don't forget the place jSTo, 3, April 8 '74. GKEAT WESTERN HOTEL, miXKXCJKK A CO., 1MIOPKTO I f , Nos. 1311, 1313 and 1315 Makket St., Philadelphia The suliscribers inform their friends and the public that they have enlarged, mod erated, refitted and newly furnished this liirtre hiuI commodious House. Street Tars to Centennial Buildings puss anil repass the Hotel evrcv minute. Prices very moder ate. 3Ia,"y 3t. prrTsiJUitGii hxi'ositoin, NOW OIPEIsr. Floral Hall and Art Gallery Complete, S. B. Allen the prentest Pianist in the country will give two Grand Concert on the evenings of Sept. lilth and 21st. Arrangements are tK-inj made fi- a Welsh Wedding on Thursday or Friday. Sept 21st or 22d. Twofirand PuinMnss "Jerusalem as it was" and "Jerusalem as il is, ' costing n.ooo on display. Kiigt hatched by elt-c-tricity. Fruit Eisplay, waek boglnning September 11; Poultry and Ecg Show wask beginning September 13- Mount 1'ition t'olleye t'ollertion hare o-ATiiEiiiKra- or Murk- hf (Jrrat WeatcmTtiiO'l. Sk-HhI Feature frira time t.i plan, lilulr's Ice t'reitin ami t'likt-s In ltininac Ku"iu. a .AXiLi THIS IS Annual so. "PEOPLES' IDG STORE!" G. SPEEUS. .E. Corner Diamond, Somerset Pa riEAIEB IV DRUGS, MEDICINES, and CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY, FIXE OA PS, TOILET AliTH'L D TE STI FFS, and KKKOSKXR OIL, 1 1rani WINES ami L.lQnKS for mmlU-lnal UKFVSk-S, Also an assortment of Fine Cijcarx, and Tobacco. Particular attention Riven to the compounding of Phyilelans Prescriptions ami Faintly Recipes, bj experience! han Is. March 15,1879. JXALES .VEGETABLE SICILIAN hair ENEWER Every year increases the populari ty of this valuable Hair Preparation ; which is duo to merit alone. We can assure our old patrons tbat it is kept fully up to its high standard ; and it is the only reliable and perfect ed preparation for restoring Gray or Faded Hair to its youthftd color, making it soft, lustrous, and silken. The scalp, bv its nse, becomes white and clean. It removes all eruptions ami dahdrnfTj and, by its tonic prop- ! crtles, prevents the1 hair from fallin 91$ I as jt stimulates' and nourish"- the bauglaiiil'. By U use, the hlir grows thjckfir and, stronger, tii baldness, it restores the capillary glands to their normal vigor, and will create a now growth, except in extreme old ago. It U the most eco nomical Hair Dressing ever nscd, as it requires fewer applications, and gives the hair a uplendid, glossy Appearance. A. A. Hayes, M.D, f :ifc' ssarpr ofIassachusctts, says, fto const'it uptf s' arp pure, and care fully sulpctcd lor excellent quality; nrt J consider it the JJest Peepa batio for its intenrtod punses." StU ty all Drugijiitt, and iMnkr Mriidnf. Frioe One Dollar. Buckingham's Dye. . FOR THE WHISKERS. As our Kcnewer iu many cases rnquiiTu too long a time, and too ltau-h cart-, to rtstore gray or faded yiiiHkt;rsV "have prepared this '!) & V W pf-tpqruitqk which will tiiijclily and effectually accomplish this result. It is easily applied, and producoa a color which will neither rub nor wash off Sold by all Druggists. Price Fifty Cents. Manufactured by R. P. HALL t CO., . NA8HTJA. N.H. FIRST PRIZE AT VltNNA EXPOSITION, 1873. II. ROSEXSTEKL, Manufacturer or superior Union drop Leather And dealer in Bark, Hides, and Plasterers' Hair, JOIIXSTOWX, PA. 4.000 tons of oak mmI hentock btrk want!. Cm!. pki on delivery t the tannery. 1 j- A'cw ;Adcertienent$. n -.1- f """ f ! BLYMYER, Paints of goods in Stock: Cirpcnter's Tools,) Chisels, Plane Iron? A Jzes, &c., Black-1 Vices, : Files, , Hammers. Ac Saddlery i Hames. Buckles. Rinzs. Bits and Tool! lYISirS BLOCK" JOHN F. BLYMYER. Pa. of Stuffed An i tun In. Hare I)ijfa if. EXHIBITS. !im. Dining K.k.di iiii Rratjunint :NrOAV TfcIA.rY. TBI CHICAGO a Sural-WXRTtK IAI1W Kmlirwrt nniler nn mno.iirommt the ()n-t Trunk kaiiwsv l,in- ot the Wct mt N..riii-w-it, an.l. with iu nuiuernu hrta he'sa khiik. tl"D. torun the lmrtfsi anil qui i-kvt r.ule t twwnt'hicairoiin.l all p"lnt in lllHuin. Wir, iln. Northern Mir!titr.ui. Mlnrxi, Inw. Hm hnwka, calil'trnia ami the Weaccrn Terrii'Tita Omaha and California Line I the sborett aivt twit mote t all pninti la Northern ll!m..n. 1. wa. Dakota. Nrliruki IA' uuihv. '..l..ri..lu I tah, Neva.!, rai,imi1 r I'hina, Jjjin ami Au.-tr.ilia. lu Chita?, M i'lKwri and H. Panl Line I the ahorteit line ir N'mm-ra W innin anj . IWITPHB, aiMI HY .Ma4MUH, W. rUl, .H Hill- L- li. Duluth ami ail puinta iu the rat N,.r-t- Winona ami St. P-tr Line i la the only note f-r W ln.ua, K-hrK-r. tiwatn a. M.itik.ili. St. J'fter. New I 1m. ami all jiiiU ; iu i iici u r, , Alinmu. Ill Ureea Kay and Marqnette Line r i Imheualy line Utt Jaaeorille. Wahrtnwn. FiJ , nu l.'ic. iwiikiMh. Anpietn, Orcen Kay, taenia ' ru, ... r r, i ... .. , , IJ .... , I and toe itice 6UierKr Country. lt Freeport and Oubntue Due Is the only route for Elin, aol all point-i via Freeport. Kut-klnrl, Kreeport lit Chicago and Milwaukee Line Is the ,ln Lake Shore r nte, ami l the only one liaxfinv thrmiirh Erannton, Lake F.irest, Hiicb laml Park. Waaketran, Racine, Kenooha to .Mil waukee. Pullman Palace Cars are run on all thn uifh trnins of this ruatl. This is !he ONLV Ll.XK running; these can be tween C'hicairo ami St. Panl. (ini.-ai. ami Mil waukee, or I'hii-ax-o aatl Winona. Al Omaha oar Sleepers connect with the I ver lunJ Sleejiers on the Union PaHnc Kaiiroari for all points West of the Missouri Kiver. On the arrival or the trains In.ra the Eastor S uth,tiie trains ol the Chicago North-Westerr KaUwity leave Thicaio aa follows: Fortfonncll Blufls, Omaha ami California. tw Throimh Trains dally, with Pullman Pauue Drawing Room end Sleeping Can throaxh u t'ouucil Kiuffs. For St. Pant ami Minneapolis, two Throng Trains dally, with Pullman Palace Cars attachec on both trains. For Green Bar ami Lake Superior, two train, daily, with Pullman Palace tnt attached, art runninv through to Manjuette. For Milwaukee, four Through Train dalljt Pullman Carson night trains. Parlor Chair Car. un dav trains. I For Suarut am! Winona and points tn Mlnnesc j ta, one Tlinu jh Traiu dally, with Pulliaun Sleep For Dul mine. vra Freeport, two Through Trains dally, with Pullman Care oa night trains. For Ituhmiue ami La Cnvse. via Clinton. Two Through Trains daily, with Pullman Cars on night train Ut McOregor. Iowa. ForSiouiCttyan.1 Yankton, two Trains daily. Fullaian 'an to Missouri Valley Jam'tlun. For Lake Jeneva, I mr Trains daily F'H K.icktord. Sterling. Kenosha. Jaamvilb, ami other points, yit can tare tr two to tea trains daily. New York OnVe ?fo. li Broadway: B"tna 1 OrBce. No. a Slate street: Oina ha OfrW. S Faro- ham Street: a Francisco trace. 121 Motg..tn- ery Street: Chicago Ticket Oftlce: tri l iars St.. ' ,.-, iirim.ii "ou-e: rornr anai 0IMI .irt'ii ! pr.n Streets: Klnii Street Ilepot. nirner W. kln- I l,n.l I ' ,n 1 u'-li. 1 - w eii auj Kunw streets. ri .i" r iHitMu.uton nor auainaoie iruea yiatr home ticket agents, a,dy to W.H Hramrr M.tang HrntTr. Oea. Pass. Ac t, U.-itcagy, Iran. Sup t, Chicago. IcUt Sulphur Soap Ij fteaiisf. Hwiimitr. ituiiPdiaj, gwtliaj Esafiag ud panljiij. Tt rendcre the coarsest skin rrmrii.iHy oft and acallhfol. it IntrarU a beantirni smoothness to the skin, anil fcrms an elastic wbitcBcsa, It cures burns, sc.lds.ch.nar;, excoriations, ronghnns, tan. sunburn, frock lea, hrer sf iH, chappd hands, sores, alcem oaadmir. t.lMera on the hands anl bet. Itch, ground itrh, itching between the toes, itctune; of the br-lr, piles, coma. Alio rolieTre the Itcbins aaJ irritation of Vitinf an4 stinrfne insects. Aa tt ia etmecially k44 to the Toilet, i Bscnr, and Hath-boob, jtoh caa take a Sulfthur Bath at pleasure. Fur batb itxt Chiklmn. tt is aacinallixl. Ldio who nsa it in their Toilet would aerer do without lb It neutralizes the edor ef aanpiastiaa, and, as an eilernal rerr eiljr, tin staro-lr be med amiss; Foil lirectotis wcocinaiir each fackae. TUT IT. . ' Price S Ctt. ftr Clia. J Cites, fcr CO Rt, BypMl ucu. JJ niai ii tta. Maiw Dr pot at Dr. Van IyJto' Oftloo, Va, 1321 Green St, Philadelphia, -T -.. T W r USE NO OTHER. The ra.t oirnpwto lnintattoa in t, 1 nita-l Suta'rorthethon.rtzhpracUcleiluctkofr..ng ami middle-aired men. V.rWsjla rearwlvosl m IImw.v - 'Wrei, lor eircnlan eontalnbia; fall part lea la re. , , J. C. SMITH, A. M. Priocipal. Sept. . CALIFORNIA -Vettr Adivrtitemmt. AMATEUR PRIKTEE" DEPOT FDR ALL MAKES OF Tresso?, Types, In'K?, Vase, ( nri, Ac. JOHNTSOXAcn., 1 J Market St., H!!Ti!,or. F Wsi tfcrea nnt ffawp lor 'tale.- i j j THIS spAt'E l Ktvf.Kf low in r Grocery & 1'eed Store c. i mm i Cheap Side, No. 2, Haer's J.loik, Somerset, Pa. Hemmorrhoids or Piles. DR. TKRRY devrtf s his time to the v eatment of Pile. Blind. Weeding or Itching, a-wl all othcrdisease of the lower howeL The lioetor guarantees to cure all eases he undertakes, mi matter who ha- attempted and failed. Ortii-e, lain Vine street. Phllmrelphia, Pa., Honrs, 11 to 3 and 7 to is p. m. May 31. New Firm. SHOE STORE, SNYDER & UHL Having par'htaMl tbe She Store lately neJ lj II. C. IteeritM. We take pleararw la enlltn the attentk a f pahllc t the tact that we nre aw and espet keep eon'tanlly hand a cvmiete aa ment ot Boots, Shoes and Gaiters BOTH or Eastern and Home Manufacture as can be found anywhere. We also will hae Band eoustunlly a lull supply ol SOLK LEATHKB, MOROCCO. CALF SKINS, KJi'S, AND LINING SKJXg IX all kinds, with a twil Use us Shoe Findings. The HDXE MAXlTACTrRE IEIAKT. at K.N Twill be la elm rue ol N". 13. Snyder, Ksq. Whose repeuatluw Ibe maklna; Good Work and Good Fits . utt t t A . i t Is second to none la taw State. Tne pqbtle Is peetfulljr ra.lted ta eo.ll aad eaaaune our u-, aa ww are determined w keep goads as (" tfc' beat aad sell at prlrwa aa low aa the Kiwol. SNYDEE&UHL. far W-c