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J. B. Smith, Proprietor.
Intend kt the Pnst-offloe st Wellington as
Beeond Clati nutter, acoordlng to BUtnte.
On Year
UMonths 76
Three Month.
. Advortlilnf St tents per line, each Insertion.
Space and Column Bates made known on appll
Major McEini.lt is chairman of the
Committee of Ways and Mean ,
Thk President made his first trip to
Chicago, 1)1., since his election, this week.
He was received with unbounded en
thusiasm. Tns Democrats have,-In times past,
sent statesmen to the United States
Senate, and we do not believe a trade will
be made this time for a man that carries s
large pocket-book, with no literary attain
ments, or political training.
Cabhikb Silcott, ot the Sergeant-at-Arms
of the Ilouse of Representatives at
Washington, D. C, has turned out to be a
genuine defaulter. lie has not only de
frauded the United States, but the banks
in the city, and a number of members,
out of large sums ot money. Silcott has
held the position for six years past, there
fore has had ample time to lay his plans
to perfect his scheme. Ills successor was
to be Installed this week and the result
was he was compelled to decamp. One
hundred years have passed without a de
faulter holding this position.
' The standard time adopted by the rail
way lines is i great convenience to through
passengers, but a great Inconvenience to
the local patron and alter being In use for
lis vears, the same inconvenient Is ex
perienced u there was In the beginning.
We think that the time has come when
Conirress or the General Assemblies in
the Slates and Territories should take the
matter In hand and cause a system of
time to be recognized that would be Satis
factory to all concerned.
. ViCK-PKEBinurr Mortoh Is In the
chair and we hope that be may live and
be able to attend to the duties assigned
him during his term. We have not bad
a Vice-President, elected by the people, fill
out his term since 1869 1 1873, which
wis served by fkhnyler Colfax, denry
Wilson was elected In 11873, but died in
1875; W. A. Wheeler was elected in 1878,
but oo account of ill health was unable to
fill the chair but one-fourth of (be term ;
C A. Arthur was elected In 1880, but be
came President September 19, 1881 ; Tnos
A. Hendricks was elected In 1884 but
died In November, 18S5.
Oub Southern exchanges have cer
tainly exhausted their editorial powers In
attempting to write up something good on
the life of Jefferson Davis. We do not
look upon Mr. Davis as a great man, for a
great man Is known by his strategy and
shrewdness. After General Sherman
started to the sea in December, 1804, any
ruler of common sense should have seen
the folly ol attempting any further
resistance. Itwu murder In the first
degree to sacrifice the lives of the biave
soldiers, when there was not the least ray
ol hope. As we view the matter, on ac
count of weak Judgment he proved an
enemy to the 6outhern cause, Instead of a
Jkffeksom Davis, Ex-President of too
Confederate States, departed this life at
the home ol a friend In New Orleans, La.
Friday morning, Dec. Oih., alter an Illness
of only s few days. The deceased was
born in Christian county, Ky., June
8rL, 1808, therefore had reached the ripe
age of 81 years, 0 months and 8 days.
The funeral of the dead chief will be held
today, December 11, at 13 o'clock.
Mr. Davis was a true citizen of America
and stood ready to defend her rights
against foreign Invasion until he became
deluded with the doctrine of Stale rights
iod advocated secession after the election
of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency.
For lour loos; years he used bis best
energies to establish an Independent
government ot the seceded Slates, but be,
with others, was compelled to submit to
the powers of the United Slates, April 9
1868, and the so-called Confederacy was
then a thing of the past February 8th.,
1861. the provisional President of the new
government selected lbs following named
persous as ' members of his cabinet t
Robert Toombs, Bec'y of State; C G.
Hemiulnger, Sen'y of Treasury ; L P. Wal
ker, Sc'T of War; 8- R- Mallory, Bec'y of
Navy; J. IL Keagao, P. H. General; J.
P. Benjamin, AU'y General. A. H.
fitevens, of Georgia, was oboeen Vlcs
Presidrnt. Of these eight distinguished
Americana ' only one Is left to tell the
1017. J. II. Reagan, the Post Muter Gen
, eral, U now a United States Senator from
, Texas. Mr. Reagan held the same po
itlon during the entire existence of the
COnfrdararf.'; Three score years" will
arrive, "and man tnuet-surrender' his
earthly lulls, it matters .not what position
ba Is nlllcg, earthly greatness soon Is con
verts! into humbleness, War w re
torted to, sud JuQereoo Davis and his
' I'ollowirs weie.tfiu aggressors d' firing
upon Foi', biurter. , A million of lives
were lost in the great struggle aside from'
he untold suffering which still exists.
Some one must be held responsible (or
the great deed.
To show that the South has pointed
with apparent pride to the course pur
sued by Mr. Davis ever since the close of
the war, we clip the following from
Harper's Weekly, under date of March
On the night of March 8, a long and
acrimonious debate took place in the
United Slates Senate, on the motion of
Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, to amend
the Pension Bill by excluding the name
of Jefferson Dayis from the roll of the
Mexican war pensioners. The Demo
cratic Senators were exceedingly bitter in
their remarks. "The most glowing
eulogies," says the Washington corre
spondent of the New York Tribune,
"were paid to the leader of the lost cause,
whose glory, It was said, exceeded that of
Greece, and whose honors overtopped
those of Rome. He had not asked for a
pension ; he would scorn a pension ; his
name was the synonym of all that was
honorable and chlvalilc, and he was en.
shrined in the hearts of the Southern peo
ple as worthy to go down in history with a
Washington and a Hampden. His sins,
it was said, with apparent pride, were
those of a whole people, and his guilt
was shared by many now filling seats on
the floor of the Senate." The most Inter
esting event of the debate was the speech
ot Senator Chandler, of Michigan, made
about three o'clock In the morning. He
"Mr. President, twenty years sgo, I, in
company with Mr. Jefferson Davis, stood
up in this Chamber, and with Mm swo.e
by Almighty God that I would support
the Constitution of the United States.
Jefferson Davis came from the cabinet of
Franklin Peirce into the Senate Ot the
United States, and took the oath with me
to be faithful to this government Dur
ing four years I sat in this body with
Jefferson Davis, and saw the preparations
going on from day to dav lor the over
throw of this government With treason
in his heart snd perjury upon his lips he
took the oath to sustain the government
that he meant to overthrow.
"Sir, there wu a method In this mad-
madness. He, In co-operation with other
men from his section snd in the cabinet
of Mr. Buchanan, made careful prepa
ration for the event that was to follow.
Your armies were scattered all over this
broad land, where they could not be used
in an emergency. Your fleets were
scattered wherever the winds blew and
water wu found to float them, where
they could not be used to put down a
rebellion. Your Treasury wu depleted,
until your bonds, bearing six percent
interest payable In coin, were sold for
eighty-eight cents on the dellar tor cur
rent expenses, and no buyers were fonnd.
Preparations were carefully made. Your
arms were sold, under sn apparently in
nocent clause in an army bill, providing
that the Secretary of War might, In his
discretion, sell such arms sue deemed
fit for the government to sell.
"Sir, eighteen years sko last month I
sat in this hall and listened to Jefferson
Davis delivering his farewell address, In
forming us what our constitutional duties
to this govenrnment were, and then be left
and entered Into a rebellion to overthrow
the government that he baa sworn to sevre.
"I remained here, 81r, during the whole
of that terrible rebellion. I saw our
brave soldiers by thousands 1 might
almost say millions as they passed on to
the theatre of the war. I saw their
shattered ranks returning. I saw steam
boat after steamboat, and railroad
train after railroad train, bringing back
the wounded. I wu with my friend point
ing to General Burnslde when he com.
manded the Army of the Potomac, and saw
piles of legs snd arms that would make
humanity shudder. I saw the widows and
orphans made by this war
"Mr. President, I little thought at that
time that I sbould live to bear In the
Senate of the United States eulogies upon
Jefferson Davis living a living rebel on
the floor of the Senste of the United
Stales. Sir, I am smszed to hear it, snd
I can tell the gentlemen on the other Jtde
that they little know the spirit of the
North when tbey com here st this dsy,
with brsvado on their lips, uttering
eulogies upon him whom ivery man,
woman, and child In the North believes to
have been s double-dyed traitor:"
Mr. Davis was Secretary of War under
President Peirce, and it has been the
custom since the formation of the govern
ment todrspe the Department in mourn
ing upon the death of sn ex-Cshlnet
officer, but the Secretary ol War has de
cided not to do so in this case. The
deceased bu been en unrepentant rebel
ever since the close of the war and hu
used his entire Influence, In silence, 1o
clog the wheels of progrees, and at the
same time enjoying all the privileges of
the government The Secretary's coune
is s commendable one, snd shouhl be ap
proved of by every loyal citizen.
The laws of health are taught in oar
public schools 1 but not In s way to be of
much practical benefit and are never Il
lustrated by living examples, which in
many cases could easily be done. If
some scholar, who bad Just contracted a
cold, wu brought before the school, so
that all could hear the dry, loud cough,
and know Its significance; see the thin
white coatlog on-the tongue and later as
the cold develops,. see the profuse watery
expectoration and tbln watery discharge
from' the, nose,', not ae of them woulii
ever forget what the first symptoms of a
cola were. Tho scholar should then bo
given Chamberlain's Cough Remedy free
ly, that all might see that a severe cold
might be cured Id one or two days, or at
least greatly , mitigated, when properly
treated as soon as the first symptoms ap
pear. For sale uy r rea v. re it, uruggiut
WashJnjrton Letter.
fFrom oar Resulu CorninnnilMit 1
WaSHWOTOM. Dec 6. 18f 9
The President left here todav ftr a
short western trip. After visiting Chlcigo,
he will go to Indianapolis snd attent to
some important private business beore
returning to Washington. j .'
The Senate has, by lot. determnledl the
length ol he terms of the alz Inew
Senators u follows: Washington Senator
Bquire expires March 8 ; J 891; and Sena
tor Allen March 8, 1808 : South Dakota-
Senator Moody March 8, 1801 and Senaiir
mtlgrew March 8, 1808; North Dakota
Senator Pieroe, March 8, 1801, and Sena
tor Casey March 8, 1893. The terms of
the Montana Senators will not be fixed
until they occupy their seats.
Judge David J. Brewer, of Kansas, has
been nominated by the President to be
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of the
late Stanley Matthews, oiOhlo. Judge
lirewer is a nepbew af Justice Stephen J.
Field ot the Supreme Court; he hu been,
since 1884, United States Judge for the
eighth circuit of Kansas. He has filled a
number of Important positions in Kansas.
Judicial and otherwise, andhasalwsys
been a popular official. The nomination
Is highly plesslng to Senators lniralls and
Plumb, and in tact to everybody, with the
possible exception of several dlsapointed
candidates and their immediate friends.
Justice Miller, over wboss circuit Judge
Brewer hu presided for the lut five years
ssys be considers him one of tba ablest
Judges now on the bench. When Judge
Brewer takes bis seat on the bench with
his Uncle Justice Field, it will be the first
time In the hletory of the court that two
of the contempory Justices have been so
nesr related.
OwIdi to the organization of the House
on Monday the President's messaire wu
not read to Congress until Tuesdsy. The
message hu been well received by every
body except a handful of Southerners
who profess to see in It plain statement
or the condition of political ebslrs In the
South cans for alarm. The message Is
strictly conservative, both In tone and in
its recommendations, being thereby In
striking contrast to the last dictatorial
documents sent from the White Rous to
Congress. Mr. Harrison evidently In
tended this message to be confined to its
strict constitutional limits that of In
forming Congress of the tte of affairs of
the country. Its recommendations are In
every instance what has beesr SDDrored
by the Republican party. Upon those
things on wbicu there are different opin
ions in the party he hu presented the
facts without recommendation. It is a
document that has greatly disappointed the
Democrats because It furnishes them with
no smmunliioo.
The organization of the House wu at
tended by a little circumstance that
shows the danger which will constantly
msnace the majority during the session.
After Reed hsJ been elected Speaker,
McPherson Clerk ; Holmes Sergeant-at-srms;
Adams Doorkeeper, snd Wheat
Postmaster, Representative Henderson,
u chairman ot the Republican caucus,
nominated Rev. C. B. Kamtdell tor Chap
lain. Representative Cliesdls of Indiana,
bolting the caucus nomination, moved to
strike out the name of Mr. Kamsdell
and substitute that of Dr. Mllburn, the
blind preacher, who was Chaplain of the
last House. Mr. Cbeudle wu suuDorted
outright by three Republicans Moore, of
flew uumpsblre; Lehblack, of New Jer.
sey, and Ewart, of North Carolina and
enough refrained Irom voting to elect Dr.
JUiluurn, who received 166 votes to Mr.
Ramsdell's 153. The Democrsts voted
solidly for Mllhnrc
Good ws. We wsnt every mother to
know that croun i-an Im nrvAnii t. ...
croup never appears wlihout wsr nine
The first symptoms Is hoarseness, then
the child appears to have taken a cold or
a cold may have accompanied the hoarse
ness from the start. After that a pec "Is
iar rough cough la developed, which I
followed b the cronn Th. ttm. . i.
wucu the child first becomes hoarse- a
few doses of OhamWlaln'. rmh i'
- m ww.iKU AlCIU-
edy would prevent the attack. Een after
the ronffh coinrh huiinnarjui th. a
" l prevented by using tills remedy
uini. i ue ouij naie way is to keen
s 60 cent bottle of the Remedy In the
house for nae whennvar th ......... .
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We have made Prices on them
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AYe are preparing for;
Our stock of Mufflers, Neckwear,
and all kinds of Gents Furnishing
Goods is immense, and in regard
to prices, we are the only Cloth-
iers in Wellington who will per
mit a customer to take any article
from stock and compare quality
and price with those of our com
petitors before purchasing.
E. E. GOODRICH, Clothier.
Do You
Coat, Pair Pants, Vest?
Will sell you 25 per cent less than regu
lar prices.
Ladies' Cloaks and Newmarkets,
At cut prices. Don't wait until after the hol
idays. Now is the time to buy them.
Are awful cheap. . Call and be convinced,
at the store of
Wm. Rininger. -
Holiday Announcements
H"0W OPEN, the largest, most unique and complete
assortment of '
At popular prices. ' The assortment embraces a wide
range of articles both useful and ornamental. Special
displays are made on lower basement floor. "We have
prepared a NOVEL EXHIBIT, which we know will prove
wortn your time 10 examine. vv e aavise an eablt
visit, because at, the low prices tiiey will be kapidly
bold. All this in addition to our well-known fullest
FANCY GOODS, at prices less for equal value than
can be named by boasting competition. . , ,. V t
ITcrwalls, Ohio, Dec. 2d. 1889.
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