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MM II I X I I 1 A Family Newspaper, Devoted to Home Interestsf Politics, Agriculture, Sclence,rArt, Poetry, Etc. VOLUME XIV. ; : : ; WELLINGTON,' LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 1, 1881. -1 , NUMBER 50. : 1 i ' ' ... i . ' ' " ' n ! ! i ' i 1 - '4 5 X 1 t- J I- : - PUBLISHED EVERY,THURSDAV, j.ywrv HOUGHTON. tSavWest Side of Pablie Square TERM3 OT 1 SUBSCRIPTION (X One oopy, on. jMr. .j v. fXBP One copy, six months. .......... ........ .... 73 On. .oijy, three month. a 60 nf nntfin witliin llxi inn ' i. . i i SOJ BUSINESS DIRECTORY. - Attorneys. JH. DICKXOIC, Attoxney-at-Lsw. Welliug- too. O. Offic in Bank Building. 3d floor. WW. HEHBICK Attemev and Craiud . lor u Law. Benedict's Blook, ad floor. Wellington, O. EO. JOH1SOJC b. IdeLEA!!, Attor- Mn end Counsellors at Law, Kijria, O. Offioe, No. Muaeey Block. PBST If AXIOJT Aa, BIKKi Wellington. O. Does a general banking business. Boys . and sella New York Exchange, Government Bonds, etc 8. 8. Warner, President; B. A. Horr, Cashier; Win. Cushion, Assist. Cashier. ' " ' Bsrscr Iksp. Ik Yorr want a nRST-tBira Shave, Hsir Cat or Shampoo, eaU at Kobin son's O. K. Shaving Saloon, Liberty Btreet. A roll assortment of Hair Oils. Pomades and Hair Restoratives. We also keep the best brand of Bason and warrant them. Bason boned or ground to order. E. T. BOBLNSON. Cigars sjii Tobacco. A P. DiniCK, Hannfaetnrer. Wholesale and Betatl dealer in Cigars. Tobacco, etc A fin sssortment always kept in stock at lowest eash prices. Salesroom, north aide Liberty St. Dentist. D1 . L. WRIGHT. Bnmon Dentist. Office at the old Dental nmr tho Bank, Wellington. Ohio. D R. H. J. BO LBHOtKi Surgeon Dentist. tlnooessor to lr. !. r. Hoibrook. Umce, west sids Publio Sqaare, over Postomoe. Dracgtstsw HC. STARR GEO. O. CRUHWEIL, . Mannfaotoring Chemists and Wholesale and rl stsil dealen in Dram, Medicines and a fall line of Motions and Druggists' Sundries. North side Liberty tttreet. T w- O. Book HOUGHTON. Dealrr in Drnrs. Z Books, tnauonery. and a fall sesortment ! Draggiata' Sondrica. West side of Publio Sqaare. Row, FoosU Ete. HB. H1IUX, Dealer in Floor, Feed. Onin, Seeds, Salt, Etc. Wsrehoosa, west ids Bailroad Street, Wellington. O. . llaraess Shop. E. WELL', Ssddler and Harness Maker. The beat workmen emoloved. and onlv the b.t slAiek lued. All work dune nnder mv snnerw vision. North side Mechanic Street. Jeweler. JH. WIGHT, Dealer iiwClocks, Watches. Jewelry Silverware. Cold Pens, eto. Shop, in Houghton s Drag Store. Uverf Stables. w rH. CCS HI OH c SON, Livery and Bale ' Stable. Choice turnouts -furnished and ebargea reasonable. South side Mechanic Street, one door east of American House. G. D. POOTE, Livery and Sale Stable. First- elsss teams and turnouts at reasonable rates. Office, sooth aide Liberty Street. Bleat markets. E. G. FI LLER, Dealer in Fresh and Salt Meata. Boiowne and Pork Saossee. Hirbest market price paid for Beevea. Sheep. Hogs, Hides, - eto. Market, sooth sids Liberty Street. Wotojy yofcUo. JW. HOCGHTON, Notary Public Office in Houghton's Drug Store, west side Publi ARTHUR W. NICHOLS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. real estate, loan and ool lectins agent. No. 4-Maaaey's Block. Llyna, O. PBjrsIeloB. D R. jr. RUST, Homceopathist. Hnideneo omoe. west side ruuio oqaare. DR. R. HATHA WAT, Homceopsthio Phy. sieian and Surgeon. Onicestreaidenceiwaat aide Sooth Main Street. Wellington, U. ' TIHeCLAREN , M. Physician and Sur- geoo. Calls from village and country will receive prompt attention. Office in second story of O. M. Stroop's new build tug. south side of Liberty Street, Wellington. O. PmotocrapMor. w V. IAWTELL. PbotonaDber. Oallerr in Arnold's Block, Wellington. O. PrlmUaa;. BRING TOITI PRINTING TO THB KN iBPaiaK OKr lCK. All kinds of Print ing done neatly and prom otly. Office, west aide Publio Sqaare, over Houghton's Drug Store. Planing, mil. H. WADS WORTH 4c SON. Planins MilL L. Roroll Sawins. Matchine. Planine. etc dons to order. Dealers in Lumber, Lath. Shingles. Doors, Bssh. Blinds, Mouldings and Dressed Lumber of all sorts, lard, near Hamlin's Feed Store. Wellington. O. - OpUela J W. HOUGHTON, Dealer in SPECTACLES, ETE GLASSES, Reading Classes, OPERA GLASSES, TELESCOPES, And m fuD lino of OPTICAL GOODS! Gold, Silver. Steel, Bobber and Crihuoid Frames of the Finest Goadei Kept in stock. ps-TKws; and Bepairing Old Frames done to order. FITTING DIFFICULT EYES A specialty. Omoe. WXST ID1 PTTBUO SQTJAKX. W. D. SAGE & CO., Fire Insurance Agents, Ornca. Fimsr Natidiht. Tltrt. Bmsssuo. the leading Americsu and Foreirn Companies, lour patronage is respeotfullv so- R. N. GOODWIN, Insraee Agent, Eotarj Public ud Collector. Business inlnsted to him will receive prompt i guaranteeo. Oimi BOWVAH'S 8TOBB. WELLINGTON, Ohio. BUILDER. WTRA-T AIXTK, frmctleftl Builder and Jobber. Plana and far all kinds of bniLL. tags furnished to order aad satisfaction guaraa serd. None butoompetmtbelp employed, boop, east aids Bailroad OUast, aazt to X. Dalanda y TONIC ' cure : DYSPEPSIA IRON BITTERS act like, a charra on the digestive organs, removing all dyspeptic symptoms, such as lasting the food, belching, heat in the stomach, heartburn, etc o- .V'. INDIGESTION IRON BITTERS are highly recommended for all diseases requiring a certain and efficient tonic. LACK OF ENERGY IRON BITTERS enrich the blood, strengthen the muscles, and give new life to the nerves. - LOSS OF STRENGTH IRON BITTERS are the only Iron Preparation that will not blacken the teeth or give headache. WANT OF APPETITE Sold by all druggists. FEVERS, &c. Write for the A B C Book, 32 pages of useful and amusing reading sent free, BROWN CHEMICAL CO.- - Baltimore, Md. THE BEST OF ALL unions i F03 11A1T AlTD.SHiST. . 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Send your nuu for elrenlar. free. , , .TARTLINC IniRftOVERYl COST MANHOOD RESTORED.'- . . Mtn1 hllfWfWlfm CmnariPaf PrstureWy. errous Wtrjx' hood. esc. bsvtug tried in vain every known reniedvbss discovered ssimple self curewbich,, fas willed FREE to hU teerer sd- I J. H. RXsYta. fc nsi nam J. . 4h .VMatSnVktalSK WMtoM.nl mBr" LiniuEnis fciia lrd4iAtoUei Vh.l.lnti.lm, Til iii I ii.U.1Hi"' T- THE L0TXL1XD C0NTESTI05. '- Wriat Methodist Minister who Was Present has to Say about It. ' ' A prominent -. Methodist Episcopal minister who wag in attendance at the Loveland' Convention, ' and who. was formerly settled over Church in, this city and - ia twiTeraally respected and highly esteemed by the people of all Churches and .classes, in a private let ter to a citiaen of. Bpringueld, expresses himself in regard to tha,t affair a? fol- I have this to say ia rcfrard to the new political Prohibition party organ lied at Loveland, July 30th, 188L, I selected that day and date to go and see the plsce sod at tend the so-called Convention. With the exception or eYery abl address from Mrs Foster, a lady lawyer of Iowa, the whole ex ercises of the day were very unsatisfactory to me. I am glad that yon have so correct an idea of my character as to guess that I could not endorse, or, in any way support the do ings of the Convention. The English lan guage does not come sufficiently to my aid to enable me to express the profound dis gust 1 entertain for the whole thing. From my standpoint it was sheer folly, a conglom eration of Inharmonious material, a cut and dried affair, intolerant, fanatical, self-complacent and tumultuous. I Solemnly repu diate the whole thing, as I saw and heard it. the object, the spirit, the leaders, the pro- poltlbs,the miserable divisions, the false charges against Governor Foster, and the out rageous arraignment of the grand old Repub lican party, the spiteful temper of men whose profession and ecclesiastical position would lead one te expect something nobler and better. To my mind and in my opinion the whole thing was a disgraceful farce; not but some good persons were there, and men who wished to make some wise and weighty deliverance upon the great subject of. tem perance, especially in its right to civil sup port, and our political duty toward It not but that the cause is one of unspeakably great and practical moment; not but that to tal abstinence from the use of all intoxicat ing beverages, and absolute prohltition of the traffic In liquors for purposes of beverage and dissipation are the very foundation principles for the overthrow of the giant crime of the age. These things are certainly so; but for a good and great cause like this of temperance to be cursed by such a courte as was taken by the Convention at Loveland( is a pitiable illustration of bow a good cause can be inlured by its professed but unwise and fanatical friends. I shall certainly do and say what I can against the so-called political temperance party. We have no use for it, as think, and its career must be more or less mlschevious. Only think of the great Republican party and Its record of twenty years; think of what It has done and the good noble men of it, for our great land, and then think of the grind Republican Ohio, through the war and since, the grand work it has done for it self and the Union, the noble Presidents and great men It has put in office, of its latest gift, the good and great Garfield. Think in its ranks; how onr purest, noblest anxie ties, heartfelt sympathies have been identifi ed with this party of magnificent record, and then take a course imperilling 4ts standing how we have worked and prayed and voted in the BUte and Union is, I think, both fool hardy and criminal. May heaven defeat the follies of men. I cannot believe that many of onr ministers will at all favor the Love- asd folly. Springfield Republic OUR JTEW YORK LETTER. Kxw York, August, 1881. To Ois Editor of the Ks isstsiis. - With the dog days cornea hydropho bia, several horrid cases of which have recently occurred. Wiseacres have tried to make the people believe that muzzles are cruel in . summer, and that dogs most often go mad in winter, but facts eem to be against theories, and whether muzzled or not, the cars that infest the city ' are an ' unmitigated nuisance Swarms are drowned, numbers are shot by the police, but still they swarm. The otter extermination oi tne wnoie race within the city limits is advocated by some people. For my own part, I can find no use for a dog In the wilderness of brick and stone and iron, which is enough to spoil the temper of the noblest canine, which might run little risk of getting rabid if enjoying a happy exist ence, ranging iorest, neia ana mountain side. The Almond-eyed admirers of Aner icsn institutions are fast becoming thor oughly acquainted with them. It is sur prising to foreigners, with none of whom will the Chinese and Japanese domesti cate themselves as they do with ns, to find how comfortably they nave settled down and imbibed our ways of doing things, even sometimes the less agreeab e phase of Ameican life. 1 or instance, a Japanese of rank, who met the widow of a chief engineer of the U. o. Navy at Tokio, Japan, and wanted to marry her, but wasn't allowed to by -bis Government, entrusted his lit tie daughter to her care to be brought up here, as an American, providing in a princely way Tor Her maintenance: JNow there is a suit to recover possession or the' child, and an accounting for the money paid on her behalf, it being charged that the lady utterly neglected her and squandered immense sums on her own selfish enjoyment. Tee story is, it is understood, baaed on the report of some Japanese Is aval Officers, who recently called to see the budding beauty, On the- other hand, it is said that the young girl is a most sweet and accom plished specimen of the best home and academical training. In another instance, a Chinese washenam has been divorced from his Irish wife, who used to belabor severely the unfaithful Celestial. .'All hat a amall percentage of immi grants to this country land here, but the State of New York, although so many of the most thrifty pass through and enrich other communities, is the only one which contributes a oent to the est of enter taining aad protecting them. The dregs of the influx remain, and fill our institu tions of charity and correction. For many years the .Emigration Commlsioners re ceived $1 a head from the steamship companies for their passengers, and with this fund erected houses of refuge for the Cr and sick," established' employment eaus and - organized an admirably effective staff of interpreters and others to protect the newcomers from imposi tion. This tax was resisted by the greedy. Britishers, who gobble all the Atlantic passenger trafflo, was declared unconstitutional and stopper. An effort is being made to reimpose it. Something .ought to Do .done, certainly, about u LCunmon. sense recommends the measure, but I suppose It will linger till the poll ticiana have got all the bribes the steamer men send tiera and then go on their corrupters.' By this time everybody knows wnat Coney Islaud looks like, with ltsjlm-jam provoking crowd restlessly, unceasingly marching, munching, guzzling, gabbing in the broad glare of day. The place is more enjoyable at night, ' when most of the multitude have left and the snores of the regular boarders in the hotels are drowned by the soothing murmurs of the waves on the beach, but it won't do to go to sleep, that is if one is blessed with port able possessions that he'd prefer not t-i transfer without consideration. A little beer (which costs a great deal of money at Coney Island becauso they sell more froth than beer), a moonlight n'ght, a quiet conscience and all that sort of thing are conducive to slumberousneas on the part of worthy citizes. Bat others of an unworthy order who are bent on business of a nefarious cnaracter are abroad. To illustrate this, a hospitable bartender and a reporter set up a neat lit tle trap to catch thieves onejalght recent ly. They made up a dummy with the bar tender's best Thursday-out toggery and a big brass chain and planted it on a chair on the piazza. The silent sand soon be came alive. Shortly visitants stealthily ap proached the apparently sleeping ngure, and sundry tugs were made by cautious prigs at the tempting bait cf chain. They came like Abraham Brown's fleas, by twos and threes, then they came in swarms. The fun was to tap at the win dow and see them scoot. Finally one desperate fellow who had ventured sever al times, made a grab at the chain ana rurhing off dragged down the dummy. It scared him for a moment, but taking in the situation he seized it and bolted, with the bartender after him. Bartend ers are seldom in good case for a hard race, and the owner returned mopping his streaming brow. The laugh came in the wrong way this time. 'i be Home lor soldiers' Orphans, near Fort Washington, will soon be bioken up, and the anairs finally wound up and disposed of. It has brought up 20,000 children of dead defenders of the Union. The war is now an aid story, and the youngest of soldiers' orphans is a good sized stripling. The work of providing for them has been well done. K. Cornell White has been giving free excursions to thousands of poor women and children on his magnificent excur sion ' steamers. ' The Plymouth Rock. took out 8,000 the other day, only tick ets (which were not taken up) being ba bies in the mothers arms, and it she had in addition half a dozen clinging to her skirts they were all passed on board. Fresh air and plenty of good and suitable food, cheerful music and a hearty welcome, made one day of happiness for these poor, people. St. John's Guild and other societies have also carried out sim ilar expeditions paid for by subscriptions whsch seem to nave pourea in witn un exampled liberality. RADIX. A Former Clevelander Drowned la Cali fornia. The San Francisco Chronicle of Aug. 6th contained the following : . "About three o'clock yesterday "after noon a man was drowned in the river between Thompson's station and Suscol. At the time named persons on Stanly ranch, some distance away, were at tracted by a man in the stream who was throwing up bis bands, and calling for help. Hen hastened to the rescue but were unable to render any asistance to thu unfortunate. The man had bees bathing and ventured beyond his depth. II Is clothes were found lying on the bank. - The coat Is made of light-color ed Scotch goods and has been very little worn ; the hat was a lignt-gray Derby. In the pocket of the coat was found a Western union Telegraph envelope, on which was stamped in red ink, '961 Mission street.' It was addressed to J. P. Quelos. 1043 Howard Btreet." The Cleveland Leader says the (Ia- t ceased was a young man 28yearsof age, a a and went to San Francisco seven years ago for the benefit of bis health, being greatly troubled with catarrh. He was formerly a bookkeeper for the Standard Oil Company, and for six years before bis death had been employed in the same capacity by F. B. Taylor fc Co., oil brokers of San Francisco. Mr. Quel os was well known in this city, leav ing a large circle of warm friends, who will be pained to learn of his untimely end. The deseased was a brother of Mrs. .T. p, Laundon, of Wellington. Advice to Hired Men. Here is a bit of admirable advice to hired men from The Western Rural. It is the "best policy," from a mere worldly point of view, to say nothing of higher motives, to act on Ephesians, vi., 7, 8. We know of one farm hand who gets and doubtless earns $10 a month more tban the average wages because he lives up to this high princi ple, "No man who is selfish or lazy enough to do as littla as he can, and to do what he does as poorly as it can be don,-, wilr ever succeed. Such a man will always be a hired man all his lite. Men in every subordinate position, if they would make their mark, must strive to make themselves apparently lndispensible. Every man competent to fill a position can do this; but he must reruemberall the time that he Is not lndispensible. However, by a faithful discharge of duty, he can make bis em ployer think so, and, so long as no necessity exists for making a change, to wonder how he could be ablo to do so without great detriment to bis Inter ests. No better rule to accomplish this result can be laid down than this : Work all the time as if you were work ing for yourself. Ask yourself, in case of hesitancy to labor over hours or a little harder than usual: What would I do if this were my farm and this work needed to be done just now? An ans wer to that question by an industrious, ctwncientlou man will correctly out line duty, and action in accordance with it will make the hired msn lndis pensible. In such a man the employer I eels that be has In charge of a certain piece of work, or of his affairs gener ally, an intelligent, thinking being, who may be trusted because he Is such ; but in a man who is reckless, shirking all the work possible, and doing as much harm aa good, the employer feels that he has a machine, which like any other machine on his farm, is good for nothing unless it is attended by a guid ing mind and hand." Darwin's niece asked him what a cat bas that no other animal has; after grave reflection he gave it up, and she answered, "Kittens." The Bourbons of Ylrgirda. eaanwsanea, , The "Conservative Democratio" par ty of Virginia in its platform pays the tribute of vice to virtue by declaring in favor of equal rights and exact justice, several varieties of freedom, and fair elections, and gives utterance to rather more than the customary profusion of glittering generalities. A party -that should declare against the cardinal vir tues ana ope.nl repudiate the principles of Justice and decency would ba a nov elty, but one that vehemently denies that it is opposed to an honest ballot and a fair count shows a consciousness that a charge to that effect ia not wholly un founded. The Bourbon platform mak era carefully avoided being explicit on any practical question affecting the rights of citizens. They do not men tion colored citizens, to recognize theii equal rights and give assurance of their protection, they say nothing about the capitation tax which has been the in strument of curtailing the suffrage, and they make no reference to any practical measures for securing those blessings of freedom of which tieyprofess to have so aiuch admiration. They are already known by their deeds, and their profes sions are' to be taken merely as a forced tribute to the principles of their adver saries. But it is with reference to the debt question that these Conservative Dem ocrats make their most conspicuous dis play of hypocrisy. They have been loudly claiming that what chiefly dis tinguished them from the so-called Re adjusters was a faithful regard for the credit and honor of the State and a firm determination to meet all its obligations t.i the last dollar. .They have ben parading as the party'of honesty and of ndelity to public obligations, expressing their horror at the idea of repudiation and inviting confidence and support by their lofty professions of integrity. And yet no sooner do they meet in conven tion and contemplate the question on which they are expected to take issue with the Keadjusters before the people than they make a complete surrender of their virtuous position. By their action they acknowledge the strength of the Readjuster movement, show that they are afraid of public sentiment, and yield the whole ground to their oppo nents. Practically, there is no differ ence on the debt question between the Bourbons and Keadjusters. . The Bourbons, of course, make a virtuous flourish of sentiment. They say that the "maintenance of the public credit of Virginia is the essential means to the promotion of her prosperity:" they " condemn repudiation in every shaue and form as a blot noon her honor. a blow at her permanent welfare, an ob stacle to her progress," etc ' This is all very fine, but what do they propose to do? Continuing to prate of "hon or," "justice" and "sound public pol icy," they hnally work themselves down to a plain proposition to unify the debt into a single class of three per cent, bonds, ana then thev pledge the party " as a part of its policy not to in crease the present rate of taxation." What is the sense of talking about pay ing debts, and, -regardless of what may be necessary for the purpose, making a pledge not to increase taxation? The Keadiusterplatform, ia refcrrinar tthn debt question, merely reasserts its ad' berence to the plan embodied in the Riddleberger bill, and it so happens that the measure, much maligned by Bourbons, is based simply on a three per cent bond and no increase in the rate of taxation. It has the great mer it over the Bourbon declaration of be ins practical and business-like. In the numerous "whereases" of the pream ble to the Riddleberger bill is one to the eflect that "the existing rate of taxa tion is recognized to be the highest that can be endured under the circumstances of the long distress and heavy burdens of this people." That is' the start ing-point of the whole business. Then it is calculated what reve nnA rnn hA reliArl nn as thA nm. I duoc of this rate of . taxation and the assessment provided for by law. It is t !now.n now muca m lu,fl w,u e require fnr thn noAaarv AraAnBAe of thA l.nff. 1 i . . - :ni 1 eminent, '-after adopting and applying every practicable measure of reform and economy," and . how much for the maintenance of public schools as re quired by existing law. The balance ia stated as the amount applicable to the liquidation of the State's obligations. Then the nominal debt is adjusted, on principles for which some sort of equity is claimed, so that when taken up in the new three per cent, bonds its require' ments will be fairly met without an in crease of the rate of taxation. This is not an honest method of deal mg witn puDiio aeDts. Little can oe claimed for it on lofty considerations of honor and regard for publio credit. But it is practical and business like. Having determined to pay only three per cent, interest and not to increase the rate of taxation. the Keadjusters simply trim and fit the debt to the requirements of the case, claiming all the while that what thev lop off is not fairly due any how. Now, what do the Bourbons do. or rather what do they -declare as the basis of their action P They pronounce for three per cent, interest and no in crease of the rate of taxation. The Riddleberger bill proposed the best that can be done on that basis, and if the Bourbons undertake to do more they will simply fail, and, after new de faults, the debt question will still re main to be settled. Nothing could better show the shallow . hypocrisy ol the Bourbon professions on the subject of the public credit and the honor oi Virginia. So far as there is anything to choose between the Conservative' Democratio Party and the Readjuster Party on the debt question, it in in favor of the latter, which puts its propo sition into practical form and pledges itself to carry .it out. un ail points but the debt question the Keadjusters have everything in their favor, Ji. X. Timet. JPaTThcj Ohio Democrats are cast down by the discovery that there are some things in politics which even a barrel of money is not powerful enongh to secure. They nave maae a nomina tion which is so baa that many mem' bers of their own party are disgusted with it, and that fact is sufficient to show that it is a pretty bad one. They made it in the hope of buying their way through, but thev are discouraged in advance. One would have supposed i. . . . i. . . . i w ' i ' : I . J l ii.vt. tuuir experieuuu nim jut. xuucu in 1876 and Mr. English in 1880 would have been a warning to them. Fred Douglass urges his colored friends in Virginia to support the Ma- uone ticket, saving that if the Kead just era will give his race a fair shake in Hie jury-box, in the knowledge-box (free schools) and at the ballot-box, he is willing to trust them with the cash box. ftaj""We are about to have an era of peace and prosperity. The future is brimful of promise for everybody and every inmg save the Democratic party, Deb'-Paying In Virginia. We can imagine the frown that will corrugate the brows of some of our es teemed contemporaries on the Demo cratic side when they read that plank in the platform recently put forth by the Bourbon party of Virginia in regard to the oarment of the State debt, wi m nt a special reference, now. to that class of Democratio editors like Mr. Watterson. of the Louisville Courier-Journal, who leit particularly scandalized when Mr. Mahone made his way over to the Re publican side of the United States Sen ate Chamber, and voted steadily with our folks in making up the standing committees. . The howl of "repudia tion V that made every Bourbon news paper throat hoarse in the land is not yet forgotten, and the Republican party was denounced without stint or limit for accepting Mr. Mahone's vote, or for allowing him in anv wav to affiliate with them. "Republicanism and Re pudiation" was the beautifully sound ing alliterative headings ot Democratic leading articles, and the influence was left upon the unsophisticated reader's mind that the only honest men in this country, and especially in Virginia were found battling with Mr. Mahone and the Keadjusters. " Well, this party of honest debt-payers have recently held their State Con vention and promulgated a platform in which they declare their intentions for the future, provided the people are foolish enough to trust them with power. So far as the pavment of the State debt is concerned, their profes sions are a sham and a pretense. They set out by "condemning repudiation in every shape and form," and then imme diately proceed to declare themselves in iavor of a practical scheme of repu diation. They pledge themselves to use every effort to secure the settlement of the State ' debt "consistent with honor and justice" (just what the Ke adjusters promise), but add immediate ly in the same paragraph that they will "not increase the present rate of taxation." Now, everybody knows that "the nresent rale of taxation" in Vir. ginia does not contemplate the pay ment oi eitner tne principal or the interest on the publio debt as it now stands, and the creditor of the State knows it as well aa the Bourbons do. This is merely practical repudiation in its simplest form.. The creditor is told that he shall be paid somehow, but that the only method known to pay a debt, namely, to increase the rate of taxation, shall not be adopted. Thev might, forsooth, rob the school fund, and cheat the children of the Com monwealth out of their elementary ed ucation; bnt this they swear they wiU not ao, ana as they have no other re sources at their disposal, they simply promise what they cannot and do not intend to perform. Next, thev pronose to not onlv re pudiate a portion of the State debt bv scaling it down in "a manner consistent witn honor ana justice, " but they pro pose to inna me aeot at as low a rate of interest three per cent. as the United States Government or any of the best European Governments can fund their debts. The fact is notori ous that a poor creditor the world over l must always pay a hitfhAT rata of intnr- est for borrowed money than a good one, because the risk is always greater. ana Virginia win i.nait so. in her im poverished condition, with a great debt. with the taint of repudiation on her name, with her previous bad record under Bourbon rule, she must not ex pect to borrow money as cheaply as Illinois, which has no public debt, and whose bond is as good as the Bank of But the hypocrisy of the Democratio party of Virginia, as a debt-paying par ty, ia made still more transparent ana conspicuous by the nomination ft has made for Governor of the State. Mr. Daniel, the nominee, has a record on the financial question that is, if possi ble, worse than that of the rotten old party which he now essays to lead, for while the party has simply set back in its -breeching, like a balky mule. and did nothing, Mr. Daniel has boxed the political compass, . been everything by turns and nothing long. He has been a fiat lunatic, in favor of paying the National debt with irredeemable greenbacks; he has been a Keadiuster, with all that the term im plies, and now he turns up as the re- puaiator par excellence oi repuaiators, and heads the Democratio ticket for Governor. The way Daniels has "wobbled" on the political gudgeon heretofore gives no assurance of his stability in the future in case of his election. . There is neither honesty nor sincerity in the platform of the ' Virginia Bour bons on the debt question, nor consist ency in the former career of its chief candidate. Mr. Daniel, they say, is the strongest debt-payer in the State, and, if elected, he will be expected to pay the debt ont of his own pocket. If his fiat lunacy comes back, he may propose to pay the Virginia bonds as ne pro posed to pay the National debt, by printing irredeemable promises to pay at a time not nominated in tne oona. Chicago Journal. Triumphs of the Republican Party. "Tnrentv rears of ReDublican rule' has enfranchised four millions of slaves. crushed secession, spanned the conti nent with railroads, stimulated produc tion and trade beyond all precedent, repaid a great deal of the publio debt and refunded the balance at low rates of interest, restored silver to its status as money, placed the publio credit of the United States on a par with that of England, created ft Nation out of a con federacy, caused the National flag to be respected all over the earth, intro duced the principle of arbitration in international disputes, compelled En gland to pay for her indirect sympathy with rebellion Dy tne AiaDama awara, improved the river navigation of the continent, introduced law. order and industrial civilization into the South. encouraged immigration from Europe and discouraged Chinese immigration. In short, "Twenty years of Republican rule" in this country has accomplished so many good and useful things that it is impossible to enumerate them all. It is impertinent, therefore, in the Democ racy to say that the Republican party exists only for "the spoils." The one obiect for which the Democratio organ- ization is maintained is that it may capture office and obtain control of "Uiespous. Loes any one iiuaiu that anything would be heard of Civil Service Reform if the Democrats at tained to office? They would remove every Republican officeholder in the United State and replace them by Democrats without reference to merit or fitness. San Francisco Foal. . u THtA fllil Tlamipnta olinnljl ad vertise for information concerning i infallible method for starting a boom. an M&" The work of economy and re form goes right on notwithstanding the ill .U lMniant U11JWS W lw Tit Chantpioa Dor-Catcher Xakln; a " Urine by Finding Lost Pets. Mr. James Shields a long, cadaver ous and just a trifle suspicious-looking colored gentleman, came through the door of the Fifth Precinct Station house yesterday, carrying about three pounds of tough bull beef .in one hand and a string in the other, to the nether end of which was attached a ferocious-looking Siberian bloodhound. The occupants of the station bouse one or two police men and a timid reporter involuntarily started.' back at this unexpected and somewhat formidable entree and awaited further developments. : They soon came, i Mr. - Shields approached the desk, and the station keeper handed him a handful of silver coin, amounting to quite ft considerable sum, which had been left for him on the previous even ing. This the cadaverous individual stuck down in his deep breeches pocket. and then, having asked anri nhtsined permission. toK0Dack," he pulled the string taut and the dog went howling in the direction from whence came the snore of the "drunks." "Who is that man, lieutenant?" queried the representative of the Repub lican ol Lieut. Kelly. "That is jim shields, the famous dog-catcher. I expect he knows as much about dogs, both in a fair and a crooked way, aa any man in the United States." Having received this information, the pencil-pusher, like little Oliver Twist, wanted more, and so - he threaded -the dark, iabyrinthiaa ways that lead back to the cells. The station-keeper ana Shields were standing in front of a cell, the door of which was open. Inside the cell were two dogs one a setter and the other ft great, handsome Newfound land. The bloodhound was yet outside, and all were busily engaged in masticat ing the tough bull beef hereinbefore mentioned. What cell do yon call this?" the in quisitive newspaper man asked. " This is the .dog cell," the man answered. " In other words,' the place where we confine valuable dogs that have been fonnd without masters, either by the police or private parties." " vo yon onen nave to use ur Oh, yes; it's nearly always occu pied." ' Turning to Shields, the reporter asked him if he brought all the dogs he fonnd to the station-house. Oh. no. sir." he renlied. "bnt the gentlemen on the police nave been a lit tle suspicions of late, and I thought it best to turn 'em in here for a time." : By this time the bloodhound had been shoved into the cell and the door locked. It was quite dark inside, and there were ominous sounds issuing from between the bars lor a time, but presently an was quiet. "They've maae znenas," saia Shields. Do voa make this thing a business f queried the reporter, when the trio had gained the daylight of the outer office. ana Air. shieias, upon invitation, naa seated himself in a chair and was serene ly toasting his shins at the hot stove. Xes, sir; I'm mostly a aog trainer and doctor : but of late, and especially H'ie intni , I've-done a good deal in the way oi looking out zor ana cann ing valuable dogs." - Does the business pay pretty well?" "Well, I manage to get from 815 to $20 a week out of it, and for a colored man to make that much money this weather I consider pretty good." What was that money for that the station-keeper gave you ust now ?" Oh, that was a little re warn tor a black-and-tan which was here.and which the owner came and got last night. ' About how much is the average re- nr.nl for a Hoof" "About $4; this one was $5." "What was the largest reward you ever received for a dogr " A gentleman in the navr gave me $50 reward not long ago for bringing home a little Skye terrier that was a pet of his wife's. He took out the dog walk ing with him one day.and the little fellow somehow or otner got lost on tne avenue. Well, sir, when that navy officer went home that night without that dog you bad better believe there was a scene, The servants told me that his wife went into violent hysterics, and two of his daughters went to their rooms and locked themselves in, saying that they'd not come out until their father had found Vic' that was the name of the dog. At last it became so hot for the poor man that he had to go and order out his car nage at 9 oclock at night ana go in search of Vic.' He visited all the po lice stations, and left word that he would Davla handsome reward to anybody who would bring him his dog. I had found the little fellow on Eleventh Street on the same evening he was lost and had taken him home. At the station-house the next day they told me to keep ft sharp lookout for a Skye terrier, and described, the dog to me. I knew I had the right dog, and so I quietly went up to the gen tleman '8 nouse anaopenea negotiations, ' I found them all in ft moody condi tion when thev showed me into the magnificent parlor, for they said that anybody who brought news ox vie was good enough to go into the parlor, be he white or black. I saw at once that I could get almost anything that I want ed, but never expectea tne gentleman to aav : Bring me the dog. and I'll give fou $50!' It took my breath away, and "bolted home to get the dog. If I hadn't been such a fool I might just as easy have had $100. Washington Re publican. ". Mark Twain Tells a Story. At & recent dinner of the Boston Papy rus Club,Mark Twain, being called upon for a speech, said : I am perfectly astounded at the way history repeats itself. I find myself sit uated at this moment exactly and pre cisly as I was once before, years ago, to a jot, to a tittle to ft very hair. There isn't ft shade of difference. It is the most astonishing coincidence that ever bnt wait. I will tell yon the former instance, and then you will see it your self. Years ago I arrived one day at Salamanca, N. Y., eastward-bound. Must change cars there and take the sleeper train. There were crowds of rieoDle there, and thev were swarming into the long sleeper train and packing it full, and it was a perfect purgatory of rush, confusion, gritting of teeth, and soft, sweet, ana low proxamty. i asaea the young man in the ticket-office if I could have a sleeping section : and he answer No!1 with a snarl that shriv eled me up like burned leather. I went off smarting nnder this insult to m nitv. and asked another local offic: suDiicatinglv. if I couldn't have some poor little corner somewhere in ft sleeping-car ; and he cut me short with a ven omous No, you cant; every corner's full. Now aont Doiner me any more,' and he turned his back and walked off. My dignity was in ft state now which can not be described. I was so ruffled that well, I said to my companion, If these people knew who I am, they' but my companion cut me short there and said, Don't talk any such folly; if they did know who you are, do yon sup pose it would neip your high mightiness to a vacancy in ft train which has no vacancies in it?1 This did not improve my condition anv to speak of, but just then I observed that the colored porter of the sleeping-car had his eye on me. l saw ms aarit countenance light up. He whispered to the uniformed conduct or, punctuating with nods and jerks to ward me, and straightway this conductor came xorward, oozing politeness from every pore, and said:. 'Can I be of any Bervice? . Will yon have a place in the sleeper? " Yes, I said, 'and much obliged, too. " Give me anything; anything will answer. He said, 'we have nothing left but the big family stateroom, with two berths ana ft couple of armchairs in it, but it is en tirely at your disposal. Here, Tom, take these sachets aboard.' He touched his hat and we and the colored Tom uiovea tii iir t nil i M ii'i i, in ij just one little remark to my companion, Dat i neia in ana waitea. Tom maae us comfortable in that sumptuous great apartment, and then said, with many bows ana ft penect auiuence ol smiles, Now, is dey anything you want, sah? case you km have jes anything von wants. It dont make -any difference wnat it is.- i saia, jan x nave some hot water and a tumbler at 9 to-night, blazing hot? You know about the right temperature for a hot Scotch punch. Yes, sah, dat you kin ; you kin 'pen on. it. I'll get it myself 'Good I Now that lamp is hung too high. Can I have a big coach-candle fixed up at the head of my bed, bo that I can read com fortably?' Yes, sah, you kin. I'll fix her up myself, an' 1 il fix her up so she'll burn all night. Yes, sah; an you can jes call me anything you wants, and dish yer whole rail road 11 be turned wrong eend up an inside out for to git it for you. Dat's so.1 And he disap peared. Well, I tilted my head back, hooped my thumbs in my arm-holes, smiled a smile at my companion, and saia, gentry; well, what ao you say now?" My companion was not in a humor to respond, and didn't. The next minute that smiling black face was thrust in at the crack o? the door, and this speech followed : 'Laws bless yon, sah, Iknowed you in a minute. I told de oonductah so. Laws 1 I knowed yoa de minuCe I sot eyes on yoa.' 'Is that so, my boy? Handing him a quadruple feel Who am I?' J ennui McClellan, and he disappeared again. My com panion said vinegarishly, Well, well! what do yon say now!' Right there -comes in the marvelous coincidence I mentioned a while ago, viz. : I was . speechless ; and that is my condition now. jrerceive itr". A Gigantic Land Schema Raclalmlng ue i'lonaa Everglades. Ax immense transaction, involving the reclamation of 12,000,000 acres of land, says the Philadelphia Frets, hae been undertaken by a company of Phil- aaerpnia gentlemen, with every prospect -of success. About one-third of the State of Florida is a huge swamp, termed the Evero-lades" a dark. imnAnntra. J. i dio, uiiaiiuwii. legion. giu wmio j has ever fully explored it, and all that is known of it is a great swamp, with number of lakes, and here and 'there islands, upon which roam ferocious wild beasts. It is par' excellence the home of the crocodile, and ft place of wonder fully luxuriant vegetation. On the out skirts & few miserable human beings a mongrel race of white, Indian and negro blood manage to exist m a state of bar barism. The project of reclaiming this wonderfully rich country has been talked of for years, and it has long been con sidered feasible by many noted engi neers. ome ume since tne state ox . Florida made a move in the matter, which is . likely to culminate in the re- -clamation of the immense body of land which has lain under water for thou- sands of years. Under a contract with the State ot Florida a Philadelphia com pany is about undertaking this great scheme. The leading men in the en terpise are Hamilton Disston & Sons. Associated with them are ex-Sheriff Wm. H. Wright, W. C. Parsons, Whit man H. Drake, A. B. Linderman, all of this city: J. Coryell, of Florida, and others. Under the agreement already made with the State, the company are required to begin surveys within sixty days, and within six months to put a lorce equal to iuu men on tne work, ana continue as expeditiously as possible un til it is completed. It is proposed to drain the land by a canal from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosakachee River, which empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Another canal . may also be constructed to the East, tapping the St. Lucie River, which flows into the Atlantic. These canals will entirely drain the swamp, and from 10,000,000 to 12,000,000 acres of the richest land in the world will be reclaimed. The company will re ceive for the work one-half of the land recovered, and it is expected that this will largely repay all expendi ture of money that may be made in the work. A leading Louisiana planter was shown a sample of sugar-cane raised on the plants on the swamp, and he at once said that the land which, would produce such a rich specimen was worth $150 per acre, and it is said the land will produce twice the amount of sugar that can be raised in T-rmiiriaria, The entire property oi tne company is below the frost-line, and there would be no such damage done orange plantations as these in Northern Florida have suf fered this winter. Every production of the tropics can be raised on this land indigo, sugar-cane, oranges, lemons, coffee, jute, eto. The latter, which has become ft most valuable article in man ufactures, grows wild, and can be pro duced in large quantities at little ex pense. A number of Irish manufactur ers who use large quantities of jute have already applied for stock in the company, and will aid it financially. The company will organize at once, with Hamilton Disston as President. It ia pro posed to issue 1,000,000 shares of stock at $10 par value. Each share will carry with it the right to an acre of land. The stock will be put on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and, it is expected, will be sold readily. A number of ap plications for stock nave already been made by prominent gentlemen in the city. The proceeds of 60,000 shares will be used as the working capital. It is not known how long it will take to fully develop this stupendous scheme, but the gentlemen who have undertaken it will push it to completion as soon as possible. George McGowen andThos. J. Barger, well-known gentlemen of this city, will leave for an extended trip southward on next Tuesday. They will go to Tallahassee, Fla., where they will look into the title of the State of Florida to the Everglades, on behalf of the com pany mentioned above. They expect to return to Philadelphia by May 1, but prior to that time the preliminaries to the Everglade scheme will be pushed forward by the interested parties in this) city. i 1 . I!