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YOL. XIII, NO. 12.
Wm TOMAN, Editor and Proprietor
Offlcc in Blood's Builrting, on the South Sitte of
Main St., Four Doors from, Bridge.
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ed without charge. Obituary Notices ten cents
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(srccKssoi: TO J. S. WOODWARD),
J.Y Assent. Otliee over Tabor & Son's Drug1
Store, Independence, Iowa.
V. Special attention friven to Collections. Oi
ticc over Chicago Clothing House.
O. SI. i I I.l.KTT,
lic. Office in Osgood's building, up
next to the river.
with Lake & Harmon. Independence, Iowa.
Collections a specialty. Will practice in all the
Courts of this State and Federal Courts. Col
lections and conveyances made, taxes paid,
houses and land rented or sold. All business
in city or country, and before Hoard of Super
visors will receive prompt attention. Also
agent for Equitable Life Insurance Company,
of Des Moines, Iowa.
and Laud Ajrent. Olliee over Taylor's
Hardware Store, Independence, Iowa.
J\. Iowa. Otliee in Munson's Block, Main St.
,!K1 I.AKK. M. W. HAItMO.N.
Iowa. OHice over Morse's Store. Consul
tations in English and Oerman.
W. J. & J. B. DOXNAN,
.11 Land Agency (Mlice. Mice in Fir-it Nation
iil Rank laiildintr, independence, Iowa.
I)!!. H. (). DOCKUAM,
W. A. I:I,LI:N, M. I.
I. \V. KVANS & CO.,
and Rurlier Shop. NorthsideMain street,
four loors east of Walnut. We are perma
nently located ami de-ire a share of yourpat-
Qiiajre. All work warranted.
!)!:. 'l'ISTS.
vcr U. It. Piano's Store),
Independence, Iowa.
Prices Reduced to Suit the Times
Best Celluloid Plates,...!? 8.00 per set.
Hubhor ... 8.00
Silver ... 15.00
Gold ... 40.00
Extracting, Filling, (Gold Or Silver) Regulat
ing irregular teeth. Sr.. ft-e., at reasonable
Dental Rooms!
Over City of Paris Store,
Best Gum Teeth, $ 8.00 per set.
Silver Plates, 15.00
Gold Plates, 40.00
{^"All other work at from 10 to 50 percent,
discount from old prices.
September 1st, ls',7.
First National Bank,
Corner Main and Walnut Streets.
C'ARITALJ, #100,000.
Domestic nnd Foreign Exchange hmifrht and
S(»ld. PiiKSajre Tickets to anil from Europe by
the Ounard Line of Steamers.
R. CAMIMIKI.R,, Trcs. E. LEACH, Vice-I'res.
11.1». IbtowNK, Cashier.
B.Caniple||,.I.Campbell, I-:. I.eji. li, I'. Muii-oil,
•las. .laiuisoli, .led Lake, II. A. Kinr.
Tji Minj AM) in
MoneySaved in Building.
To save money in building, and to put up sty
lish, well-proportioned buildinRS for less money
than usual, can he don" by eallinfr on
Independence, Iowa.
Having in connection with my business a II ret
class Lumber Yard, and always keeping on
hand a full assortment of Sash, Doors, Ulinds,
&e., &<•., ami have also in my employ a (ranjrof
Urst-class mechanics, I will lie able to take con
tracts ami execute work for less money than
any one else. 1 also keep in my Lumber Yard
near the Depot, a complete assortment of all
ffrades and descriptions of
ton, Iowa. Will visit Winthrop Thursday
and Friday of each week.
Court and Blank Streets, north of Catholic
Otliee and rooms in Hurr's Itloek, Chat
ham Street, over iiarnhart's Grocery. Office
hours from 8 to !t A. M. and from 1 to 2 and 4 to
5 P. M.
over People's National Hank, corner Chat
ham and Main Streets, Independence, Iowa.
Will attend to callsin the city or country. Con
sultations in English and German.
•i. liorsi:. »•".. WILSON.
EDAIt RAPIDS, llever's Rank Rlock, Com-
o mercial-st. This lady lias acquired a very
wide reputation. She doctors ail diseases she
examines her patients and explains their dis
ease solely from the circulation of the lilood.
All are eordiallv inviied to call and see her.
Consultation free. She will remain in this place
several months.
Dresser. All the modern conveniences
known to the profession. Shop over Harnett &
Co's Store, Main street. Independence, Iowa.
Which 1 will -ell at the
Lowest Price for the Market.
Estimates and Specifications made out at
tiliM't notice. Also constantly on hand a large
supply of Coal and Lime. ZI XTIT,
Contractor and Ituilder.
'Houses Rented by
The Insurance Man.
Great .A.ttra,otions
Bargains in Dress Goods,
Bargains in White Goods,
Bargains in Parasols,
Largest and BEST Stock in the Oity!
Smale Brothers,
Independence, Iowa.
A fresh arrival of
3?\xre ZDruigs,
Chicken Powder,
A positive cure for Cholera in all kinds of poul
try—never known to fail. Also
He best remedy for Epizoot and Influenza.
The last two articles are my own manufacture,
and I can recommend them with confidence.
Swedish Lccches Constantly on Hand!
Prescriptions Carefully & Acurately Filled.
Everything1 for sale at
Astonishingly Low Prices.
taT"Take a look.
and Medicines,
At Lowest Rates.
OTlorrcillES A\D DIlU"(iS.
I will from this date sell both
Groceries and Drugs,
At my stores at west end of the Bridge,
For Cash or Country Produce!
At Prices that cannot be beat.
i'ood Goods, Small Profits and, no
Combinations to keep
up Prices.
'Goods Delivered About Towii.
No. 6 Kast Main Street,
The largest and finest stock of Plain and Fan
^ylFurniturc in the city, at prices lower than at
any other establishment.
Also Agent for Henry M. Sherwood's School
Bargains in Hosiery.
"STorls: Store.
Buy Your Groceries of
The Grocery Man.
Cor. Main and Walnut Sts.}
Independence, Iowa.
The subscribers have on hand a choice and well
selected Stuck of
Which they will sell at the very lowest bottom
prices. Their stock consists of
Sugars, Teas,
Coffees, Spices,
Syrups, Confectionery,
Kerosene Oil,
Wood and Willow-Ware,
Earthen Ware, &c., &c,
N. B.—All they ask is to call and sec their
goods before purchasing elsewhere. llijrhest
price paid for l'roduee. Itememlier the place,
corner Main ami Chatham streets.
Buy Your Groceries of
The Grocery Man.
J. W.
Is still located at his old stand in
Where he keeps on hand a law Slock of
Please (jive him a call and lu mill pay
you Cash for
Buy Your Groceries of
The Grooory T\Tan.
And talk good common sense.
Boss Variety Store!
Is located at
W. II. JOSLIN & SON'S, I'rop'a.
Head Clerk for the
next Term.
All Wool mul smite that arc not.
The ttieest and best
In town, selected for us by one of the finest
yountf men, who very frequently
stops over Sunday at the
best Hotel in Hay
The Ladies, (especially those in the Fourth
Ward) should bear in mind that in
the way of
We keep a general assortment of the delicacies
of the season, as well as the substantial rem
edies that wherever known to have been suc
cessfully applied, have i|iiieted the most irita
ble and scolding husband. You tickle hispal-
ate, load uji his stomach and by the nose yon
can loud him, Ihcu seriously speak oi tbe ne
cessity and propriety of having that now dress.
Goods Delivered to any part of the City
Free of Charge.
We have no delivery wagon, but it is pleasant
to give the poor drayman an extra dime now
and then. 8m:i
I know there are some that are waiting for me—
Some gone to the kingdom above.
There partings come not and no sorrow can be.
And life is an Eden of love
I know they are there: for
1 bade them adieu,
In tears by that shadowy stream
That mortals term death, as they faded from
And vanished from enrtli as a dream!
It seems but a day since the dearest and last,
Went down to tnat shivering tide.
And bade me "comc noon," as she hopefully
Across the Heavenly side!
The clasp of her hand seems still resting in
Her words, like some blessed refrain.
Seem thrilling my heart with a music divine,
And call me to join in the strain.
Just over the river she waits me to-day
She promised to think of me there—
Until the "(J
ood Shepherd" should gather the
From earth to the fold of his cure
The mist of the liivcrls hiding those gates.
Mere mortals can never behold
Yet, patiently there, for my coming she waits,
1 know by (hose portals of gold.
'Tis thus our departed remember us still.
Who wait tile beautiful Shore,
To welcome us home with a rapturous thrill.
When Jesus shall care lis o'er!
Ah! why should we think of them only as dead
Or miss them despairingly so?
Unseen they may oftimes silently tread
Much nearer to us than we know.
We know not the mystery lying between
This life and the life of the soul
We see not its glories, nor know what they
We hear not its anthems that roll
Yet one thing we know—that our loved we
shall meet,
When done with life's sorrow and carc
Blest thought! On that shore where no tem
pest shall beat.
Our loved-ones are waiting us there!
Christian Union.
John's Minnie was twelve years old:
John himself was fifty, and a coal mi
It had snowed all day snowing at
Pittsburg, at Scran
(on. at Wilkesbarre
snowing on the bleak, black mountains
and into the great shaft leading into the
great coal mines.
At fifteen minutes after four of the
clock John's Minnie,going home from
school, encountered a group of men.
The snow, with all its down-coming, had
not whitened one of its number. Their
faces, hands and words were black.
'"Hush!" warned one of the men.
"Not another word that's John's Min
nie a-coniing."
The young girl walked on, not even
raising her eyes as she passed the men:
but she knew that her own father stood
in the center of that group of angry, ill
speaking miners, for she had heard the
tones of his voice, and caught from the
few words the very bit of news that no
man wished known.
John's Minnie never looked back the
snow-flukes fell and melted on her warm
cheeks, as she pinched her arithmetic
and geography, and shut her teeth with
a little snap.
At the next turn she saw through the
snow-fall a woman's figure the woman
was coming down from the mountain,
near whose base stood fifty or more cab
ins, the homes of the miners.
As the woman and the child came to
gether, the child cried out:
Miss Wren, have you been on the
mountain to-day?
"Why no, Minnie Jansen!" replied
Miss Wren. There's plenty of misery
and hunger on the mountain to-day, and
it isn't one bit easier to bear misery and
hunger in a snow-storm, now, is it, my
"It's harder'" returned Minnie "and
Miss W
ren, if it wasn't for you, I would
not go home to-night at all. Oh! how I
do hate to go home. Mother's sick, and
father's cross, and Carl and Jansen nev
er speak a pleasant word, and then, the i
twins cry, between them, all night: the
clothes are all worn out, and everything
is just as miserable as it can be," sobbed
the twelve-year-old girl, with a sudden
outburst of sorrow "and, 31 iss Wren,
things is coming on worse still, things
Stop crying, my dear. There! I'll
walk back a little with you and you may
tell me about it."
No, Miss Wren, it's something that
I can't tell, and will not tell—not even
if I'm hung down the shaft for it."
Is it anything that I can help, Min
You!'" exclaimed (he child. I won
der how? No nobody can't help it. now.
O, somebody's awful wicked, somewhere.
1 wish I just knew who it is that makes
everything go wrong up here on the
The more things go wrong, the hard
er we must try, Minnie, to make sure
that our little duty is done right. Now,
yo home happy. I've been to see your
toother to-day. You'll find a good, com
fortable supper for to-night in the house,
and to-morrow Miss Florence will be at
home and we'll see what can be done.
Good night. Hun home with a smile
and a kiss for your poor mother."
With the words, pretty Miss Wren
turned to retrace her steps.
She had not gone far ere John's Min
nie ran do.wn, calling out: "Did you say
your sister—that Miss Florence—was
coming home to-night?
Yes, and we will see you to-mor
What time to-night? still persisted
"(). too late for you to see her. She
won't be up before the midnight train,"
and with a smile half seen through the
falling snow, Miss Wren wo^t downward
toward the town, and the little girl tod
dled through the snow up the mountain.
She pinched her books harder than ever
as she tried to plant her strong young
feet in the footprints of somebody who
had but recently gone upward, and she
kept saying to herself, "(), if it wasn't
for my father it' it only wasn't for my
John's Minnie had forgotten all about
Miss Wren's advice concerning the smile
and the kiss long before she passed the
group of miners' cabins, and by the time
slie came to the shaft she bad taken a
resolution. She had resolved to tell her
mother all about the "things that were
coming on worse still."
Minnie's heart was loo full to notice
certain changes that would have attract
ed her attention, even before she entered
the cabin. In the little window beside
the door, pressed close to the panes of
glass on purpose that she m'njht see, was
a geranium, glowing with clusters of
scarlet blossoming but Minnie's eyes
were on the snow.
She opened the cabin door and went in
threw her school books into a chair, ana
asked of Carl: Where's mother?
I should like to know if you thinlc I
carry mother about with me picking
slate? returned Carl, who had entered
the House directly in front of Minnie,
and who jjavc a long whistle as his eye
caught sight of the plant in the win
At the instant Mrs, Jansen entered
the room, carrying in one arm an infant,
and in the other a pan filled with pota
Mother, where did this thing, that
dares to live and look pretty, come
from?" (|uestioiud Carl.
"Take this baby, and I'll tell you,"
returned Mrs. Jansen, from whose hand
as she spoke the pan of potatoes slipped
and fell to the floor.
Carl and Minnie gathered up the po
tatoes, with many a |tiestion concerning
the good supper, whose savory odors al
ready floated about (he room. To each
and every question the same reply was
made: "Miss Wren has been here
"Miss Wren brought it "Miss Wren
sent it."
Mother," said Carl, suddenly, '"if
Miss Wren would only boss the mine,
we'd have better times. I know she'd
pay me more than I get for slate pick-
Stop talking nonsense, Carl," said
Minnie. Take the
baby I want moth­
er a minute to myself."
What secret have you got? I would
like to know. Secrets are dangerous
things to know, Minnie."
Minnie laughed. I met Miss Wren
on the mountain as I came up, and she
told me
"Nevermind," interrupted Carl "if
it is anything that Miss Wren has to do
with, I'm in for it with both hands, and
the sccretor the better. Conic here, you
young collier," stretching forth his arms
to receive the child. I hope mining
will be better every way before you
come to it, and that the Miss Wrens will
be as thick as snow-flakes in your
You never will forget Miss Wren,
will you, Carl?" asked Minnie.
I'd go into a mine brim-full of fire
damp for her," said Carl, brushing the
baby's dress suspiciously near to his
brimming eyes.
Let it be told briefly, that Miss Wren
represented to the untaught mining lad
the utmost that his heart had conceived
of goodness, beauty and self-sacrifice.
She had saved him from death by her
persona! ministrations in the cabin,
through days and nights of contagious
illness. She had been the good angel of
the cabins near the colliery, for the past
•ce years.
At the instant Mrs. Jansen and Min
nie were leaving the room, the cabin
door opened and Jolin himself entered
Where did you get anything to eat?"
he asked, sniffing the air laden with
the pleasant odor of something cooking
for supper.
"John, Miss Wren has been here,"
said his wife. She sent us bread and
meat and potatoes for to-night, and that
lovely geranium for as long as it will
stay with us. Don't you remember the
first summer, .John, when the cabin was
new, we had flowers all the time, out of
doors and in?
"l)on't I remember," growled John,
that you asked me to build the house
close up to the shaft, so you could run
and look down into it and listen for my
voice a dozen times in the day, and now
you never go near it.'.
"Oh, John! exclaimed the little wo
man, and she could say no more. How
could she, when she remembered herself
as she stood that day, Annette Mayer,
and with John Jansen. her future hus
band, selected the cabin site?
Mother," whispered John's Minnie,
'"don't come out now. Don't let father
see you come.
"Minnie!" called John.
Yes, sir! answered Minnie.
Did you comc right home from
school to-day?
I didn't hurry on after I met Miss
Wren," replied Minnie.
Did you see we anywhere on the way
home? he questioned.
No, father," replied Minnie, with a
little quiver in her voice. "Why?
Nothing, child. Come here and kiss
Minnie clasped her arms about her
father's neck, clung to him and kissed
him twice, then, fearing lie would sus
pect something, she said:
You love me better when there is
supper in the house, don't you, now?
"I'll fetch home the supper to-mor
row myself," said John Jansen.
"Father," said Minnie, "don't be cross
to me any more if I ask you some
"Ask on, Minnie."
Won't you leave the strikers, and
have nothing more to do with them?
"Can't do it, Minnie."
Then'" said the girl2 I'm going to
have nothing to do with you. I'll go
and help mother."
And Minnie suddenly left the room,
to find her mother in waiting to hear
what she had to tell.
"Comc out somewhere, mother," said
Minnie, "and be quick. It's just aw
"Wait till I fix the fire and put on
more coal."
(let father off the minute supper's
done,'' said Minmic, the instant she had
space to speak aloud in. "There's some
tliing dreadful to be done. 1 caught it
as I came from school the train to-night
—the midnight train—is to be thrown
off the track. Father's in the plot. We
must save the train!
Minnie Jansen! cried the poor lit
tle wife and mother.
It's true, mother, and tee must save
it—vou and I."
\Ye might as well turn the mine in
side out."
"Mother, Miss Ftonnee Wren will be
on that train
"And be killed!
Another groan.
"We'll save her, mother!"
"And betray your own father, Min
"And save father, mother, from all
the wickedness he means to do, if you'll
only help me to do it. I thought it all
over on my way home from school
They mean to go down to the bend in
the river, and, after the up train is gone,
tear up the rails just where the whole
train will go down the bank. 1 heard it,
and I know father was there, because it
was his voice. Oh, if father would give
up going with the strikers, and every
Minnie," said Mrs. Jansen, "what can
you do?"
Do! Make believe I'm in bed, and all
the time I'll be going up the track as
fast as I can go, and stop the train."
How will you go alone, a little girl,
in the dark night? Some one will see
I won't go a little girl I'll go a boy,
with Carl's clothes on. Mine will be ly
ing on the chair, just as they are every
night, and you must wake me up and put
me in "bed, and father will be sure to
look in the room to see if I'm there be
fore he goes out. Then I'll take a mine
lantern, and save father from wicked
ness, and save the train and Miss Flor
ence too."
"Annette! Annette!" called John from
the cabin door.
"Coining, John," was the answer, as
the trembling woman picked up the hod
she had been filling with coal to carry
it in.
Minnie grasped it from her and stur
dily bore it to the house.
After supper, which John Jansen ate
with his eyes on his plate, scarcely lift
ing them to glance at wife or children,
he said:
I'm going out to-night to a meeting.
If I'm late home, don't fret about me.
Uoys," to Carl and Jansen, "be sure you
are in by 9 o'clock."
Minnie longed to jump up as she
would have done on any otner night, to
go around the table to beg him to stay
at home, but she only said:
Father, Miss Florence Wren will be
here to-morrow. She's coming to-night
on the midnight train. Miss Wren told
liie when
met her, and she walked back
a little way with me."
Minnie did not see the expression of
her father's face at that instant, for she
had not the courage to look into it.
lie went away the moment tea was
over. The boys quickly followed his
example, and tlit cabin was left to Mrs.
Jansen, Minnie and the little ones.
"Mother," said Minnie, the instant
they were alone, "fathcr'll try to stop
the work they're going to do to-night,
and he can't do it. Oh, I saw their cruel
faces to-day. They're going to have
their own way unless 1
prevent it."
John's Minnie loved her father. He
had been so kind to her when mining was
good for her sake lie would have done
anything she had asked him, but now
everything was going wrong—low wages,
little work, bad counsel had driven John
Jansen back almost to the condition of
a savage.
Something to look like Minnie was
Minnie's own night-cap put
upon its head, and the image was laid,
with face to the wall, in Minnie's bed.
The clothing the child had worn that
evening was put in its accustomed place
on the rude little chair, the shoes and
stockings laid on the floor by its side,
and Minnie put herself into a stout
mining suit of Carl's. She looked very
much like him as she tucked up her fair
curls out of sight inside the close cap,
and, with the little lantern in her hand,
stood saying her last good-bye words to
I shall do it, mother. Never fear for
me, nor for Miss Florence, nor for fath
er. I'm going to do right, and I'll ask
God to tell me how to do it, and you
keep asking Him to take carc of me and
He will, (iood-bye, mother! You'll be
up with the babies and let me in when I
With a hurried kiss on the warm
sleeping little faces, side by side in the
trundle bed, and a long clinging one on
her mother's cheek, Minnie set forth.
The snow had ceased to fall. Up above
the cold clear stars were twinkling away
with all their might to each other, and
the wind was doing its best at mixing
up snow and stars in one blinding whirl
igig. Minnie rejoiced in the whirling
snow it covered up her footprints near
ly as fast as they were made, and would
do wonders at concealing everything she
had to do and wished to conceal.
The little lantern in her hand ready to
light, the matches in her pocket, and a
brave heart under Carl's heavy jacket,
gave Minnie courage.
The river twisted itself in and out
among the high hills, and by the river
ran for miles on miles the railroad, to
ward which .Minnie took her way. It
bleak, lonely walk through the
snow and the night for a girl of only 12
years, but John's Minnie was not afraid
for herself. Once she thought she saw
some one approaching she left the track
and went into concealment among the
trees that skirted the river bank, but no
one appeared.
Through the night came a rush and a
roar it was the train that Minnie knew
had passed in safety the place where the
train-wreckers meant to do their work.
The engine-driver, looking out, saw the
boy on the track in that lonely spot,
ave a whistle of warning. Minnie
quickly obeyed it and ran lightly aside,
waiting for the train to go whirring on
its way.
Now must hurry," she thought.
"The other train will be along soon,"
and slu tried to step from sleeper to
sleeper through the snow. At last, al
most ready to lie down with weariness
and sleep, she came to the long, long
stretch of straight track where she knew
tin train must see her lantern if she be-
ran to signal with it the instant the
could be seen.
At the further end of the long line of
straight track there was a bridge over
the river. Minnie thought she should
surely hear the train when it thundered
through the bridge, and that would be
the minute in which she would jump up
and run and swing her lantern with all
her might, and keep on swinging it until
the train should slow down and stop,
After that she did not know just what,
but she lit her lantern without fear of
any person being down upon her. for
there was not within sight either miner's
cabin or lumberman's lodge. She sat
down on a rock within shelter from the
wind, which still tumbled the light snow
from side to side of the track, and
John Jansen returned to his home at
half-past nine o'clock, looked, as was his
custom, into Minnie's room, into the
boys' room, kissed the twins, said "good
night" to his wife, and went out again,
notwithstanding her entreaty that he
would stay at home.
Outside the cabin the peat savage min
er stood and wrung his hands in vain
agony. It was all of no use he had
joined the organization of evil workers,
and he could not get out of its rule.
He knew that the words he had spoken
since the afternoon, urging delay until
another night, had caused his move
incuts to be watched but John Jansen
would have given everything he possess
ed for the power to prevent the very I
thing he himself had plotted and plan
"It is too late! too late!" he gasped,
as he made his way back to his friends.
ed, I did it, I did it and oh, I am so
happy, I shall die!"
Don't speak," whispered her mother.
Go into the kitchen, open the oven
door, and you will find something warm
to eat. I'll come out."
When Mrs. Jansen went out she told
Minnie she know she had saved the
How, mother?
"Your father came home a happier
man than I have seen him since the
trouble came and, Minnie, he has prom
ised that, come what may, he will have
nothing to do with harming man, wo
man or child from this night."
And I saved father from being a
murderer—didn't I, mother? Oh, I hope
he will never find it out."
Two days later the region all about
was filled with inquiries made by the
railroad superintendent for the brave
boy who had given warning of the dang
er in time to avert death and disaster to
the midnight express train. The boy's
hair and eyes were described, but as the
description did not apply to either Carl
or Jansen Jansen, the irate miners could
not suspect their comrade, John, in the
matter and, to the surprise of tne rail
way company and everybody concerned,
no one appeared to claim even the large
reward that was offered for the noble
service nobly given.
One day John entered the cabin, in
his hand the notice offering the reward.
Annette," he said, holding it towards
her," if I knew who that boy was, I'd
give my life for him." As he spoke the
words lie sank down into a chair, and sat
there with his face covered with his
strong hands, the tears slowly trickling
through the coal-stained fingers.
Minnie had in her arms one of the ba
bies. She laid it on the bed, and, with
sudden impulse, darted from the room.
Scarcely conscious of what she did,
she selected the clothes she had worn
that night, put them on, and tucking in
her hair just as she had done then, she
went out and stood before her father.
Father!" she said.
He lifted his head.
Oh,father?" she cried "and wouldn't
you give your life for John's Minnie,
The President's Southern Progress—The
Corners Expresses Itself.
IToledo Blade.1
Minnie grew very cold and sleepy,
ting still under the great rock, and the
moaning needles of the bending pine
trees over her head lulled her drowsy
This won't do at all! she said, and
springing tip at the very instant the
huge headlight of the locomotive engine
clashed itself and the train after it into
the bridge.
By the time it emerged the little sig
nal-maker was on the track, racing down
toward it, swinging the lantern around
her head, up and down, to and fro, from
side to side.
The fireman on the tender, looking
out. said to the driver:
"Look out! There's alight ahead!"
lie glanced down the long line, saw
the waving glimmer of brave Minnie's
lantern, and whistled for brakes.
Slower and slower grew the motion of
the cars, laden with precious human
Down from the engine sprang the two
men. Up walked to meet them John's
What the mischief, you boy, you, do
you mean, stopping the train in this
way? shouted the foremost man, and
he sprang forward to sieze her anil.
"Oh!" cried Minnie, whether from
pain or fright she herself could not tell.
I had. to stop you, or you'd go off into
the river, and there wasn't anybody else
to tell."
What's the matter?"
The track is torn up do^p by the
bend," said Minnie.
"Come up on the engine, youngster,
with me," said the driver.
"Oh, no, no!" gasped Minnie. "I'd
be killed if anybody should find me out
a-telling. I can't go but I've told true
nil, 1 have!"
With these words Minnie blew out the
flame in her lantern, and darted into the
pine woods just as the conductor came
A few minutes later Minnie, from her
safe covert, saw the train slowly moving
onward until it passed completely from
She had done her best, and now she
must get home. The way was long, and
Minnie was tired enough to lie down in
the soft snow,tout she kept on and on,
meeting no one in the still night. She
came within sight of her home. There
was a light in the window shining thro'
the leafy curtain of geranium.
Minnie crept, softlv up, taking great,
long steps to lit her feet into the prints
made by larger feet than hers that led
up to the door.
She peeped cautiously in. There sat
her weary, invalid mother, softly rock
ing one of the twins in her arms. Min
nie saw that she was weeping, and she
moved nearer the window and tapped
gently on the glass.
The mother-ear heard the sound. She
moved and baby began to cry. Never
was baby-cry more welcome, and under
cover of the sound Minnie opened the
door, slid softly in, having removed her
boots outside, and, crossing the room,
gained her own without having disturb
ed the heavy sleep of her father.
In three minutes more the girl stood
in her night-clothes by her mother, offer
ing to take the baby, for the other baby
had joined in the
"Oh, mother, mo
JSer she whiaper-
1'OATIS (Wich is in the
State of Kentucky). Sept. 15, 1877.—
Yesterday the Corners wuz profoundly
shoked. Joe Bigler wuz over to Seeess
ionvillo, and, wen lie returned, he sprcd
tin noozc that the frodulent Prezident,
Haze, wuz on a Suthcrn toor, and lied
decided to make the Corners a visit.
1 wuz profoundly alarmed. I lied red
WHOLE NO. 636.
pense, and the resolooshens wuz passed
At this pint, Issaker Gavitt riz and
wantid to offer a resolooshen. Issaker
remarkt that the resolooshens wuz just,
ez things now fitood, but he wuz a mer
siful man. He didn't want to cut the
yooserper off entirely, but desired to
give him a chance to gain the esteem uv
the Corners. We wood give him one
more chance—jist one more, and if he
refoosed that, why then it wuz all over.
He wood offer this resolooshen:
Resolved, That while we brand liooth
erford B. Ilayes ez a President de fak
to, and ez a oppressor uv the South,
and ez the destroyer uv the liberties uv
his coutry, and, so feelin, refoose to
welcome him to the Corners, neverthe
less, if he shel do the Corners the justis
to remove the infamus lladikle wich is
Collector, and appint in his place Issa
ker Gavitt, and also remove the nigger
Postmaster and appint in his place the
Rev. Petroleum V. Nasby, it wood go a
great way toward softeuin the bitterness
and hoomiliashen wich now rankles in
the buzrn uv the Corners., and wood tend
very much toward restorin that harmo
ny and'good feelin that shood exist be
tween a seckshun and the General Guv
I wuz in doubt whether wc ought to
conseed so much, but Baseom turned
his eyes appealingly to me, and I con
sentid. I owe that man too much to
stand on trifles. The addishnl resorp
tion wuz passed, and we adjurnd, feelin
that, watevcr other plases in Kentucky
mite do. the Corners lied dun its dooty.
ovasliens he lied received in the on and go out with him on the 4th of
South, and lied wore mornin on my hat March." "But." said I. "does Mr. Bu
fur two days in consekence. The idee I chanan know for what purpose you are
uv Dimocrats bowin the knee to this I going to North Carolina?" "Certainly
Ablishn Baal and doin him oner, stung lie knows my object." Being surprised
me to the quick. And to think that he by this statement. I told Mr. Thompson
shood hev the inipoodencc to come to that Mr. Buchanan was probably so
the Corners, and undertake to conker much perplexed by his situation that
the just prejoodisses uv our sterling i lie had not fully considered the matter,
Diniocrasy—that Diniocrasy which nev- and that as he was already involved in
er yit regarded time nor place, but wich difficulty, wc ought not to add to
alluz remained troo to the cardinal pints
uv Diniocrasy—that he shood cum and
try to corrupt them wuz too much.
Suthin bed to be did and that quickly.
Bigler sed he wood be here the next
t)10 ost-offis, and a Ladikle in the Arnold and Burgovne were in
Collector's office, wood the Corners con
sider itself satisfied? Never! The
troops hev bin withdrawd from Loosi
ancr, but so long ez them oflises is kep
from the Diniocrasy, the remembrances
uv a fratrisidle war still rankles in our
(The cheers wuz so vocifrus that I riz
with the occashn.)
What does all this mean? Where is
the Diniocrasy? What is Diniocrasy,
anyhow? llez the old sperit died out?
Do them Kentuckians wich is hurrahin
u I a y e s e a i z e e a a i e w u z
they owe the loss uv their niggers?
Are they still Dimocrats?
Who is this Hayes?
Duz he bleeve in the last war with
Great Britain?
Duz he bleeve in the resolushuns uv
The headlight came near and utterly
blinded the lantern light that Minnie
still held.
Duz he bleeve in free trade?
Duz he bleeve that Jaxon was the
greatest uv Americans, and that the vol
unteers from Kentucky and Tennessee
wich wuz at Noo Orleans are deservin
uv resolushuns uv thanks at every Dini
eeratic convenshun.
Is he opposed to internal improve
ments, and duz he still shout for "free
trade and salers' rites?
Is he in faver uv the ekstenshun uv
slavery to the Terrytorys, and is he op
posed to the heresy uv Duglis?
Did he vote for sccesshun?
Duz he bleeve in States' rites, and is
he in favor uv hard limnny? Or ruther,
well, on the hard limnny question I
A frodulent President wich
is a yooserper is making a toor uv the
South, and has been reseeved with deni
onstrashuns uv approval bi Suthern
Dimocrats and
W AREAS, The sed President is Presi-
dent iie fakto, ^id'not President de °.f *he
Dcekin Pogram 'Parson, what is de
fakto and do jury?"
I explaind to the Deekin that them
terms was furrin in their struktor, but
lied bin yoosed in Kastern Dimeeratie
noosopapors. and must therfore be good
frazes, and that 1 wood eksplain them
to him at sum fucher time and then con
—and deserves the reprobashen, in
still uv the applause, uv all Dimocrats
WAHEAS, We uv the Corners hevin
never lieerd that this yooserper lioz a
P. S.—Jist ez we adjurnd we got the
noose that Bigler bed bin hoaxin uv us
—that the accursed yooserper wusn't
comin to the Corners at all. That man
needs killin.
Old Buchanan—Stupidity or Treason.
From the Reminiscences mid Speeches of
Thomas I, C'linginan, of XorrtiT'arolina, just
About the middle of Dec-ember, 18G0,
I had occasion to see the Secretary of
the Interior, Jacob Thompson, of Miss
issippi, on some official business. On
my entering the room .Mr. Thompson
said to me: "Clingman, I am glad you
called, for I intended presently to go up
to the Senate to see you. I have been
appointed Commissioner by the State
of Mississippi to go down to North Car
olina to get your State to secede, and I
wished to talk with you about my
chance of success." I said to him, "I
did not know that you had resigned."
He answered, "Oh. no, I have not re
signed." "Then," replied. "I suppose
you will resign in the morning." "No."
he answered. "I do not intend to resign,
for Mr. Buchanan wished us all to hold
his burdens: and then suggested to Mr.
Thompson that he had better see Mr.
Buchanan again, and by way of induc
ing him to think the matter over, men
tion what 1 had been saving to him.
day, and I convened a mcetin to wunst. i Mr. Thompson said, "Well I will do so,
It wuz a sad occashn. 1 statid the
objick in a few words. Here wuz a
frodulent Prezidcnt wich lied bin goin
over the entire South—a Ablishn Prezi
dcnt—a travelin thro Kentucky and Ten
nasee, and hedn't ez yit bin killed. Not
so much ez a single brick bed bin shied
at hiui—not so much ez a single hiss or
a groan lied bin lmrld at him. Hisses
and groans and bricks! On the c-ontra
tliis representative uv the ablishn
but I. think he fully understands it." In
the evening 1 met Mr. Thompson at
a small social party, and as soon as I
approached liini he said, "1 knew I was
not mistaken. 1 told Mr. Buchanan all
you said, and he told me he wished me
to go and hoped I might succeed." I
could not help exclaiming, "was there
ever before any potentate who sent out
his own Cabinet Ministers to excite an
insurrection against his government!"
sentiment uv the North hod bin feasted The fact that Mr. Thompson did go on
and wined and dined in the South, and the errand, and had a public reception
by Southern men! before the Legislature, and returned to
He wuz a comin to the Corners. Not
his position in the Cabinet, is known:
content with pollutin Looisvillc, he wuz and this incident serves to recall it.
to continyoo his triuinpliel progress to
the Corners, and it wood be expectid
that the Corners wood put its neck un
der his yoke, and yelp hosanners to this
yooserper. Wood the Corners do it?
(Cries of never! never!) ith a nigger
Gen. (Jates at Bcuiis Heights.
\V. L. Stone in Harper's Magazine October.
The conduct of Gates does not com
pare favorablv either with that of his
genorals'or of his opponent.
ain so pertickler. but I sum it all up,
uv the follerin resol
the hot­
test of the fight, boldly facing danger,
and almost meeting face to face. Gates,
according to the statement of his adju
tant-general, was discussing the merits
of the Revolution with Sir Francis
Clarke. Burgoyne's aid-dc-camp, who,
wounded and a prisoner, was lying upon
the commander's bed, seemingly more
intent upon winning the verbal than the
actual battle. A few days afterward
Sir Francis died.
Gates has been suspected of a lack of
He certainly looked
i i e s o n a o u a e i i v
o n v u
elect id by Ablishn votes. 1 o they le-j ju,
o s s i e e e a a n w i e
member that his swoid is instill with ,verv emenrencv. he was not an
iMithern blood, and that to sich as him
]x censured for guarding
iniaU,d by tf10 sl)h.it wll*ic]l
J0J C01.t0z to
burn his ships behind him. At the be
ginning of the battle. Quartermaster
Gen. Lewis was directed to take eight
men with him to the field, to convey to
Gates information from time to time
concerning the progress of the action,
i At the same time the baggage trains
were loaded up. ready to move at a mo
ment's warning. The first .information
i that arrived represented the British
troops to exceed the Americans and the
trains were ordered to move on but by
the time they were under motion, more
favorable news was received, and the or
idor was countermanded. Thus they
continued alternately to move on and
1 halt, until the joyful news "The British
have retreated!' rang through the camp.
and reaching the attentive ears of the
teamsters., they all, with one accord.
swung their hats and gave three long
cheers. The glad tiding spread so fast
that by the time the victorious troops
had returned to their quarters, the Am­
camp was thronged with inliabi
he a Dmiecrat. tants from the surrounding country, and
the adopshen
presented a scene of the greatest exult
The Senatorial Bully and Coward.
Chicnjfo Tribune.
A bully is despicable enough, but a
bullv who is also a coward receives the
uv the Dimeeratie party, but is in all
rospecs a bluddy-niindid Ablishnist
therefore be it
Resoled, That in anticipation uv his
cumin, the Corners be dressed in morii
Resolved, Ez a sense of the hoomility
the Corners feels at his comin, that the
day he is here shel be a day of fastin
and hoomiliation and that, to properly
express our fcelins, Bascom shel close
on that day, anil the Corners shel nasli
its teeth.
Resolved, That doorin the stay uv the
yooserper, the Diniocracy uv the Corn
ers shel keep within tlier doors, andleve
the welcoinin uv the sed frod to the
niggers and the Radikles.
The resolushen closin Uascom's was
modifide intu dressin his frunt and also
the barls in black crape, at Bascom's ex-
bers ol society as soon lus
made manifest. Mr. Conkling placed
himself in some such position in run
ning the New York Convention. Ho
acted the part of a bully throughout,
and, when the time came, showed him
self a coward as well. He assailed Mr.
George William Curtis in the vilest
manner, and at the close of his speech
himself called the previous question, so
as to shut off Mr. Curtis and his friends
from a reply. It was the act of a pol
troon, and, while it may have served Mr.
Conkiing's purpose for the time being
it cannot fail to lower him in the esti
tion of the people of New York, be-
singlc one uv the time-onerd prinsipels foro whom Mr. Curtis always stands up
right as a gentleman, and it will certain-
ly weaken his powers in the futun
31 r. Conkling, as a bully, will no longer
terrify the small people, now that they
have discovered he is likewise a coward.
Do you wish to lift your mortgage?
If so, go to work in earnest to do so.—
Curtail your expenses increase your re
ceipts if possible, never idle away your
time if you cannot make a dollar, make
a dime save your earnings apply it to
stop interest. Improve your farms and
workshops—increase their productive
ness, stop all leaks cut off unnecessary
expenses, buy good books and papers in
stead of whisky, tobacco or cigars, and
in five years you will look back at tho
present and wonder if you are the same
fellow who was despairing in '77. Try
it on.—Oskaloosa

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