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THE DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST,' THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1891.
THE OLDEST t)WMM j Business Honso 1 MPMIEH "Old - Beliable" Drug and Book Store! In Humphrey's Biock, Where yow eu boy Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Wall and Window Paper, Blank Books, Notions, Etc. These goods are rellsbls and Sold C"b.eap- Banking House J. C. SAIiE & CO., (accessor to Heller A Saur.) NAPOLEON, 0. Deposit accounts received, and eertifieatei of Or" tssnea ayabie en aomano or a ftxsd date bearing interest. ' Collections promptly attended to. D. MKEKISON, NAPOLEON. 0 THE NORTHWEST W OFFICIAL PAPER OF CITY AND CO, NAPOLEON, O., . FEB. 5, 1801 Erf A project is on foot to link the great lakes bv constructing a twentv foot channel between Chicago and Buffalo. Col. Poe (not Webster's Poe) of the corps of engineers has submitted his report to Congress,' wherein the cost of each gigantic enterprise will ag gregate 3,339,567. tSTDown with the boodling, mm soaked Democracy. They may secure power for a short time, bnt can never hold it, for it takes oat a short time tor the people to put a cnoceron the rascals. Wanseon Tribune. That's a sweet morsel to oome from an enlightened community. Our only comment is, advice to the fellow to sober up. &The Indiana House of Representa- tiver has adopted a resolution providing that Indiana shall co-operate with Illinois, Michi gan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Ken tncky and Pennsylvania in an inquiry as to amounts of foreign capitol loaned therein, with a view to making it subject to taxa tion. iy The Directors of the World's Fair have been "cipherin" for some time and now submit a lengthy report claiming that if even the full amount of subscriptions were paid in, the fair managers need five millions more before the musio can go on. The cause of this shortage mast be owing to the solicitors never having "made" Napoleon.- tSTThe Findlay Courier says: Any at tempt to accurately define the limits of the northwestern Ohio oil and gas field is only the most reckless kind of guess work. Ter ritory that has been condemned as worthless "'has in frequent oases proven the most pro ductive, -while territory thought to be "guilt edged" has proven utterly worthless. The oil belt is not continuous in any direotioit. This is what makes the business so uncer tain. ' EiTWhat, oh what break will that Toledo wart, the News, make next? The breath had hardly left the prostrate foxm of Seoretary Windom before it dabbed the banquet, which fiA Vna aftanrlitir Tnrln . TlnliiJin ""n 'q tanal with the Secretary playing the role of Bel shazzar himself! Did anything ever happen, politically or socially, that complied with the Afw't idea of what's right? We'd give a fip and A bit to sea tha nhndA of thin nditor'n looks provided he be in a dime museum. J3J"0ur worthy contemporary, or rather he " who was but is no more, certainly did hand "down the step ladder of posterity, a gem of purest ray serene when he placed on the files of that paper his brainy, valediotory. The fifteen lines were devoted to the goal of having us all understand that he entered that (Office as devil and in a few short years, presto, change! The cloud of time rolls back and we see him again, but how differently situated! Be now wields an omnipotent quill, and from his closing wordB has read extracts fromPickwiok Papers. (Aside) But we are inclined to think that the ubiquitous wart who has infested that office for several weeks back, contributed the "Piokjriok erudition." 3J"A destructive fire ocourred at Cygnet, "Wood county, on the 30th, nit., in which $50, 000 worth of property went up in smoke and three lives were lost. The insurance was email. The fire originated in a Buckeye Oil Oo. store house. Cygnet is one of the aotive and progressive towns of Wood, whose growth within the last year has been marvel ous, on acoount of its location in the center of the oif field. The fire destractionist has dealt with several other small towns of Wood with a mailed hand of late. In spite of thrift, Bairdstown has again and again been laid in ashes until it is looked npon as doomed to be wiped oat of existence by the ravager. Some are foolish enough to imagine this is the direot result of ft curse bestowed many years ago by au old man suffering under an hallucination of the mind. Sodden Death of Secretary Windom. Bool William Wisdom. Sscrstory of the Treasury of the United States, died oa the Thh of January, at fir, minute, . after 10 o'clock, in the banquet hall at Delmonieo'a in New York city, where bo wae guest of the N,w York board of trad and transportation. He bad sot tip to respond to the first toast of th (rening, which ha bad Just finished when be swooned away and died Instantly. He had died of heart disease and his sodden calling off was a great shock to the country. He wss a resident of Minnesota when Harri son called him to bis cabinet, although be wss ones a resident of this State, being born here. He was considered quite, a financier snd bis character was above reproach. ' Hoar too Short. The times are trending towards short boars in all walks of life. Where onoe ten boars constituted a day's labor, now half that num. ber is regarded too lengthy. Take the schools of to-day and compare them with those of a quarter oentary sinoe. Oar fath ers thought nothing of "putting in" eight and ten boors of hard study, where we of the present, regard two sessions twioe a day of iyi hours duration sufficient for mental cul ture. Whether the change in this respect is for the eet the fraita can ' only tell. The school room is the only place in many child ren's lives where knowledge and good can be acquired and cultivated. To thus shorten the hours of school is no more nor less than affording this class of pupils, which is in the majority, opportunity to roam the streets and fall in the ways of wickedness, when in reality the children themselves have good tendencies. The average preceptor is eon tinually expressing fears that the child may become wearied of study. If the real troth were painted in guilt letters on the teacher's countenance, would it not be the reverse the teacher is afraid the scholar will weary her. Sample Republican Weak Tea. The New York Tribune says: This is a good time to stand by Republi can Principles; The Republican policy has been vindioa. ted. It will not be abandoned by the Republican iiouse oi representatives. This is very good. What are Republican principles? Higher pbioes, loweb wages, tight mon it. How have Republican principles been vin dicated? By COO.000 Democratic majority in the United States November 4, 1890, and the next Mouse 15U Democratic majonty. Why won't it be abandoned by the House? In less than sixty days Czar Reed and his chief Republican associates will abandon their positions and most of them never be heard of again. The Tribune has just overlooked the last election. And yet the New York Tribune as sumes to be the national organ of the rtepub lioan party, and this is the way it betrays the weakness of its cause. The Democrats, on the other hand, want the people to know the facts. In two years time, our campaign of education, revolution ized tho House, and in two years more, will capture the Senate and White House, and thus, lor the nrst time, in many a long year. all branches of the national government win De in tne nanas oi the party or the peo pie. The next President will be a Democrat. Springfield Democrat. A Graded Salary Bill for County Officials. Representative Garber, of Darke county, Chairman of the Committee on Fees and Salaries, has prepared a graded salary bill for county officials, whioh is made applicable to all counties in .the State, except those having a special fee law. By the provisions of the bill all county officials, except the Sheriff, are to be placed on a salary, with the ad ditional allowance of a percentage of fees. The fees are unchanged, except as to Sheriff, but the excess is to be turned into the Treas uries. The Sheriff is left to reoeive his com pensation in fees, which are cot down 40 per cent. The bill provides that the several Probate Judges shall receive the following compen sation: in counties having a population at the last federal census of not more than 16, 500, $950; in counties between 15,500 and 17, 500, $1,050; between 17,500 and 20,500, $1,300: 20,500 to 22,500, $1,400; 23,500 to 24,500, $1, 500; 24,600 to 26,500, $1,600; 26,500 to 28.500, $1,700; 28,500 to 30,000, $1,800; 30,000 to 35, 000, $1,900; 35,000 to 40,000, $2,100; 40,000 to 45,000, $2,300; 45,000 to 50,000, $2,500; 60,000 to 65,000, $2,700; 65,000 to 60,000, $3,000; 60,000 to 65,000, $3,300; 65,000 to 70,000, $3, 500; 70,000 to 75,000, $3,700; 75,000 to 80,000, $3,900; 80.000 to 90,000, $4,000; 90,000 to 100.- 000, $4,100; 100,000 to 110,000, $4,200; 110,000 to 12u,uuu, ft.auu; laj.uuu to 13U,UUU, $4,4UU; 130,000 to 140,000, $4,500. In counties having more than 140,000 inhabitants $10 for each additional 1,000 people. In addition thereto Probate Judges shall reoeive 20 per cent, of all monies collected by them under seotion 546. At the expiration of every three months the Probate Judge shall file with the county Auditor a statement of all the fees oolleoted by him and shall tarn the same into the treas ury leBS bis percentage and compensation. The compensation for (Jounty Auditors is as follows: In counties having a population at the last federal census of 10,590 and less than 15,500 inhabitants, $800; 15,500 to 17,600, $950; 17,- GUU to 2U.6UU, Kl.ZUU; 2U.SUU to xi.auu; 22,500 to 24,500, $1,400; 24,500 to 26,500. $1, 500; 26,600 to 28,500, $1,600; 28,500 to 30,000, 81.700: 3U.U00 to 35.UUU. S1.850; 35,000 to 40.- 000, $2,000; 40,000 to 45,000, $2,150; 45,000 to fiU.UUU, $2,3U0: 6U,(JUU to 55.000, $ 2,600; 65,000 to 60,000. $2,700; 60,000 to 66.000. $3,000; 66,- 000 to 70,000, $3,300; 70,000 to 75,000, $3,500; 75.UUU to 8U.UUU, K3.7UU; OUUUU to 90.0UU, 3,- 900; 90,000 to 100,000, $4,000; 100,000 to 110. 000, $4,100; 110,000 to 120,000, $4,200; 120,000 to 130.UUU, S4,oUU; taU.OUU to 14U.UUU, 4,50H. In counties having more than 140,600, $10 for each additional 1,000 inhabitants. The (Jounty Clerks salaries are fixed at about the same as that of Auditor in the sev eral counties, the variations being less than S1UU, and in addition thereto (Jounty (Jlerks shall reoeive 15 per cent, of all moneys col lected by them under seotion 1260-1, At the expiration of every three months the County Clerk shall file with the County Auditor a statement of the fees collected by him under section 1260-1, and shall at the same time pay into the County Treasury the amount less his compensation, as provided, including the 15 per oent. of his collections, which he ehall retain, together with all fees except those un der seotion 1260. All Probate Judges, Auditors and Clerks who have entered upon their term of office shall not te affeoted by the bill. The section relating to recorders is not yet completed. It is thought the bill in its operations wonld save the tax-payers of the State $300,000, iSTJohn J.Ingallswill retire as Senator from Kansas on the 4th oi March. He will be succeeded by Hon. Wm. Peiffer, the choice of the farmers of Kaisos. J jgySoinebody has taken the trouble to figure out that more than 200,000 wells have been sank in the oil fields of western Penn sylvania, West Virginia and Ohio in the last thirty years. ' The total production of pe troleum foots np probably more than 600,. 000,000 of barrels. Old Mother Earth's axis onght to be cracking by this tlmo for want of lubrication. . . ( . , v... Prominent Personages of Henry County. . It la the Intention of the Northwest from time to time, to give a portrait and sketch of the life of some person living In Henry county. We have se cured an artist for this especial feature, who will do his best to give a lifelike portrait of the subject. Our first por trait Is that of JUDGE DAVID MEEKISON. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, Nov. 11, 1849. With his parents he moved to the United Sates and Hgnry County when but six years of age in the year 1855. His early life wis spent in Freedom township where he attend ed district school and right well did he avail himself of the limited means of fered here for an education, laying a foundation for the succesful life that has followed. Shortly afterward, hav ing absorbed what was to be had In his home school, be moved to Napoleon, and attended the high school. Here his educational course ends as far as gaiuing knowledge inside school houses is concerned, but the acquisition never theless still continued by means of wnat is commonly Known as self educa tion, which many of our great men were compelled to resort to; and who will say that it did not enhance their worth and fit them for the great duties in after life in thus becoming the archi tect of their own fortune ? While acquiring an education he supported himself while yet a young boy in doing different work, at one time acting as driver on the Miami and Erie canal. History chronicles the be ginning of our greatest statesman as treading the tow path surrounded by honest co-workers. In 1867 young Meekison entered the service of the U. S. government as artilleryman in the 4th Ohio Regiment and served his country faithfully three years. He was elected to the clerkship of napoleon townsnip in inn ana served one year. In 1874 he began the study of law with Hon. Justin H. Tyler, and was called to the bar two years later. But a short time after being admitted his sterling worth was recotrnized by an appointment as prosecuting at torney of Henry county to fill a vacan cy caused by the demise of J. L. Rob ertson. His services were appreciated with an election in 1875, and a re-election in '77, serving five years. Retiring from office in '79, he prac ticed law until the following year when he was elected, by an overwhelming majority, Probate Judge, performing the duties of that responsible position two terms all that, by an unwritten law of Henry's democracv, is possible. August 21. 1881. he led to the shrine of Hymen, Miss Clara E. Bowers, an estimable lady of Liberty township, aaugnter ot ueorge lio were. Shortly before the expiration of his office he started a bank in the building Formerly occupied by tsueltleia & JNor ton, and has since followed this pur suit. Possessing the unlimited confi dence of tho people this enterprise from its inception Mas been attended with success in a remarkable degree. Although he preferred to retire to private life, be was induced last spring to accept the nomination for Mayor as the only man who could defeat the re publican candidate. His election bv a snug majority followed, which honor ne now noias. The above is a brief sketch of one of our "solid" men, who has climbed the ladder round by round until the top nas neen reacned. mpoieon has many more of this same class. From tbe Olnolnnatl Post. A LOBBY FUXD. SOME 25,900 RAISED TO FIGHT THE CANAL. Secret Plans Laid, to Discontinue tbe Use of the Miami and Erie. It is understood that $26,000 has been sub scribed and will be used in an effort to secure the passage by the Legislature of an aot to discontinue the Miami and Erie canal. It is not plain how this large sum will be used, bat it is conjectured that lobbyists will be sent to Columbus and the distribution of the money will be left to them. The bulk of this fund, it is said, was sub scribed by railroads, though it is believed that other parties, who would be benefitted by the abandonment of the canal, made liberal contributions. The anti-canal Darty will argue that the stream is non-suuDorting. and its importance as a means of transportation is decreasing annually. , The society organized to continue the canal, admit that the revenue is not as large as it ought to be, but say that it is self-sustaining, and enriches the coffers of the State to the extent of several thousand dollars an nually. The monev subscribed is in the hands of a committee whioh is responsible for its dis tribution to the best interests for whioh it is intended. . It is said that a bill abolishing tbe canal will be introduced at an early date, and enough votes have been promised to secure its passage. Both sides are thoroughly in earnest, and tbe future of the stream will Drobablv be determined at me present ses sion ot tbe Legislature. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain Mercury, as meronry will surely destroy the sense and smell snd completely derauge the whole system when en tering It through the muooaa surfaoea. 8uch arti cles should never be used exoept on prescriptions from repntsble physlolsns, as the damage they will do Is ten fold to the good yoa oan possibly derive from them. Hairs uatarrn vare, manmaciuroa oy v j fihanAv Jk Pnu Toledo. O-. oontsins no mercu ry, and Is taken internally, and sots directly npon Ine Dlooa ana mucous suriaoes oi wis aysiuui. tu bnylng Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the gen nine. It is taken Internally, and made In Toledo, Ohln. hy F. J. Cheney A Co. (V Sold by druggists, prloa 75c. per fcottle. lm J r. aT W. s Boycott Is the Name of It. Ed. Hosts warr : Haviag Had consids able ex peri en os in mercantile trade in ear lier years; knowing something of the ops and downs nnssfety and insecurity of the mer cantile basins, I feel in some degree quali fied to jodge of the) uphill and dangerous bosiaeea of retail country merchants with the much sharper competition of to-day than decades ago. Bat few, and I may well say none, bat the sufferers who bsve had the ex perience, can bat faintly realise the conflict the retail country merchant encounters, not to go into bankruptcy. There are nnavoid able expenses to carry on a respectable mer cantile business in a country town where yoa take eggs batter, lard, poultry, eta., in exchange for goods. Yoa thas make two trades for one profit and many times the profit on this produce when the returns oome, is on the wrong side of the ledger. rWith all tbe expenses of rents, lights, fuel, taxes, insurance, clerk hire, losses on sales, stock remnants and many incidentals count ing oat instead ot in, is it any wonder that a large per cent, of oar merchants go to the wall even when well trained and schooled in the business T We formers may feel and think we have a hard row to hoe to make both ends meet when we balauce op the ledger at the end of the year. Yes, I say we think we are having a hard time of it, but what of the country merchant who brings goods right to our doors, as it were, who buys in large lots and cuts off a yard of tape, calico or muslin, pound of tea, pepper or spice, and everything else ac cordingly to our request, using paper and twine, etc, for evry little five or ten oent trade we make 1 They take our produce, good bad and indifferent in exchange for what they pay cash direct. Shall we, as sensible farmers drive our benefactors from our towns throughout the land and bankrupt ourselves, as well as them, by sending our money away into large cities, centralizing instead of equalizing business throughout our county? We can not aot more universally for ourselves than to boy cott our merchants among us and wither our towns into decay, whioh in each event, effect mast follow cause, and we will have to pay all the taxes these merchants and tradesmen now pay their full share, lightening our bur dens o( whioh we are all complaining now. Would it not be one of the most nnwise things we could enter upon, to reduce the capital of onr towns and take the entire bur den, and inorease it largely, upon ourselves ? We already complain of our taxation to keep the wheels of government rolling; then why cat off oar nose to spite oar face ? The faot is, the farmers as a class are woefully and entirely ignorant ot the cost of running mer cantile business. Had the writer not had some experience in trade years ago, I might have been one mak ing war npon the merchants, undertaking to compel them to let us run their business or drive them from our midst, which, if success ful, will end in our defeat of greatest pros perity. Mo business can be carried on and sustain itself without a margin above actual expen ses. To-day, as I have already said, with the sharp competition in trade, it is only the merchant who oan do a large trade on the narrow margins. Now brother farmers, don't let ,'us go wild and ride our hobby horse to death and kill ourselves in the fall. While we complain, we would not dare exchange our position and value of our farms with any country merchant in Henry oounty. A little schooling of this sort would soon cure the rampant raider of the present attack upon our country merchants who are barely living by tho skin of their teeth. ,1 do not doubt the sincerity of my brother farmers in their belief that they could run a merchant's business at a less average per cent, than is now being done by those who are selling us goods; the trial will be all they need to dismount that horse which is a myth in fact, instead of a reality. What farmer in Henry dare to-day, ex change his farm with comfortable buildings stock and all the paraphenalia, worth $6,000, $10,000 or $20,000 with any merchant in the county and swap it off for the same value of goods at wholesale cost, and enter the mer cantile business with all the dangers and un certainties of trade ? Where is he ? Who is he ? Don't ell speak at onoe for yoa might get snapped up so quick it would make yon dizzy. Now, brother farmers with my own ex perience and in all candor think twioe be fore you make an effort to unwittingly de stroy the home trade and home market you now enjoy, with the many blessings incident to keeping all the capital possible among ns. Let us be wise and increase the value of our farms and farm property by encouraging every class of business necessary to a com mon people, to settle among ns to be one of ns instead of boycotting their business and driving it away, thas making ourselves suf ferers by our selfish, foolish and ignorant acts. We are not educated outside of our own dooryard and know nothing of the pangs and pains of merchants. Do you read the papers ? If so, your testi mony will be that not one farmer to ten mer chants go into bankruptcy. Let us take a dispassionate view of these things and weigh them in the balance and see who tips the beam. Let as get together and learn of each other the best modes of farming; the best stock to raise; modes of feed, and care to bring to earliest maturity, at least expenoe; the best tools to use for best results with tbe least time and labor; let ns look well at home and never jeapordize our own business and prosperity" by the mistaken idea and jealoney that our merchant, our mechanic or trades men are wallowing in luxury and riches when in faot the ledger balances against them at the year's end. The general farmer has days of leisure where the merohant ha hours to spare. Not a cent comes unless he is on tap ready at all times to wait upon cus tomers, while the farmer's stook and orops are always growing into money. Don't let us be jealous of those with whom we would not think of exchanging plaoes. Let as have a little charity for our fellows who dare take the risk of uncertainty of trade and with a golden spirit, mutually help eaoh other. Now I repeat, don't be hasty; don't let ns be so selfish that we would build ourselves np on the downfall of another, and especially don't let.us beat ourselves in trying to run the business of others, spending our time and negleoting our own. If we will have con veniences at our doors we must pay a reason able compensation for them. If too short sighted we may have the elephant on our hands and nobody to help us. False ambi tion leads man astray, and too many are seeking to be at the head and pick the tallest plumb and are never satisfied. With the kindest regards for the mutual welfare of all departments of legitimate busi ness will say to all, "look before you leap." Fabueb or Hbnbt County. J"It is reported that on hearing of the defeat of the cloture resolution President Harrison gave way to a most nnseemingly fit of anger. He realizes that its defeat re moves him from the possibility of being rev nominated. The aotive interest he exhibited in its passage welded his political fortunes to its fate. , Its defeat, therefore, relieves bim from the presidential contest of 181)2. For hoars he was soar and snappish, and those who visited him received but little attention, and less courtesy. There are many people, and they aotive and controlling Republicans, who find comfort in the situation, though they favored cloture, in the fact that its de feat disposes of Mr. Harrison's pretentions for a second term. What a happy family. Columbus Post. - ; mil udiuuiu) u. wo...v&, vs..., ... u .u-'-olass workman. Wereoommend him to out readers as an nonest man ana DiacsBimtn, t TZZS EDGES. I ha"s noticed a sort of languid, dreary look hovering around the avsrage school ma'am that Is illimitable. Whether in the performance of her duties, oa the street or . at the fireside, this give-me-a-rest, distant demeanor exists. Is this d us to a specula live ! or an imaginative disposition? Although j this class is prone to study ideality and rs I fleet on things not mundane, eaoh study and jinougm are conducive to the formation of vivacious rather than depressed spirits. Then why is the wearisome carriage above mentioned? For an answer, ask the dare-devil youth with outward appearanoe showing luxury and self will at home, who is sent to school not to learn, but to give "mamma" a rest, and whose sole ambition is to lead in wrong doing. From the moment he enters the primary room he hates his teacher with an almost implacable hatred, which any amount of kindness will not assuage; and be will leave the high soboot with the same "esteem," provided he keeps swindling the gallows un til this grade is reached. . , For an answer, ask the primary, fussy little girl who dons a frock and eomes to school, bringing with her all the eccentricities and uncharitableness of a mother, who, per chance, may have taught school herself at one time, and who has inwardly and outward ly (to a few neighbors) resolved to "keep her eye on that teacher." Tbe fussy and prim little girl is instructed to remember every thing that takes place in the school room and give to her busy-body of a mother a grapLio description of it all at the end of each day. The fussy and prim little girl endeavors to fulfill her inquisitive mother's injunctions, and as a resnlt, develops before long into a fussy and prim little liar. Small happen ings, and in themselves nothing, are painted by the misguided child in glowing colors. Aha! the mother has got that teacher just where she wants her. She will see once and for all who runs that child; the impudent school teacher will have to be oalled down. Hastily going to the school house while school is in session she gives the teacher a tongue lashing before tbe whole school and goes home well content with her "spunk in standing np for her dear child's rights." Then when she meets this school teacher on the street she "never speaks," but walks sprusely by with nose inolined at an angle of 45dg; all of which does not tend to make the teacher feel easy. For an answer, ask the insolent and over bearing intermediate pupils, who comprise three-fourths that grade. To them the teacher is a tireless machine an ever wound up engine with eaoh of the 40 engineers mani pulating a throttle; and woe be it to this fancied automaton should it not respond to the opening of each throttle. They, like the fussy and prim child of the primaries, are eager to misrepresent to gossipping parents conventionalities of the school room whioh, after passing through these two biased chan nels, appear to the world distorted into all bat heinous crime. For an answer, also interview the egotisti oal occupants of the high school who have fallen a victim to the condition desoribed by Pope as, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing," etc. Knowledge by induction be comes a dead-letter all wise things that have been or will be are possessed by the high school pupil through an intuitive ronte. This supposed knowledge reaches its climax on commencement eve, and then commen ces to steadilly decline, and before the sum is over the male graduate looks back upon his high 'school course of 4 years and figura tively kicks himself for endeavoring to in struct his teacher during that time, while a vague realization flutters through the girl graduate's empty dome of knowledge that something is wrong and that she don't know a little bit. The high school teacher has been realizing this same fact for four years and struggling against results whioh she'forsees. Knowing that her pupils are absorbed with criticism, the latest necktie or latest' coquet tish smirk, the conscientious teacher will worry, and worry is overloaded with fatigue. For an answer, ask outsiders who pay no taxes, contribute none to tha support of the schools and were never known to send their children, but who are eager to seizeand en large uuon what is none of their business. This class oaoses the martyred school ma'am more trouble than all the rest combined; for, possessing some political influence, it is one to be feared. AU teachers labor not for love, but the money there is in it. Their positions are retained only by courting all classes, the ill-wiil of one of which is sufficiently potent to seoure a removal. Patrons in reading and filling oat the above skeleton of a teacher's harassing trials will readily understand why onr educators seem perpetually tired. "Natural" and "inherent" mean Identical ly the s ame; then what euphony demands that the "it" of the Signal refers to one's musi cal proclivities as "natural and inherent?" "It" will be "killen' somebody clear dead" or "decapitating somebody else with fatal results" soon. (My vizar is down). Joan of Arc "heard voices" and became a warrior; Jennie M'Neal rode a bare back horse and saved her lover from death; and Belva Lockwood ran for president; but for down right heroism and thorough heroines, we have several in our midst, one of whom I shall comment on. . It was sometime since that a man oome to a tragio death. Tbe news flashed over the community, and later on six men carried the unfortunate home, a distance of several miles in the country. In this, as in all other eases of a singular nature, every one thought that everyone else was at the home of the bereft with consolation arid aid. The result was said bereaved ones were alone. A young girl 16 years of age stopped in the house of grief late at night and fonnd this oondition of af fairs. The family was prostrated ant six hungry men, the bearers of the inanimate, also prostrated with hunger. What did this frail 16 year old do? She did what most 60 year old undertakers wonld not have done. Hastily taking in the situation she oooked sapper for the men and worked like a beaver performing other necessary duties after the men had departed. The undertaker arrived, bad his dolorous say, and left. As was before ttatsd tha family bad retired, prostrated. Tbe Good Samaritan did not shirk what she knew to be mandatory and remained np all night, fulfilling the Injunctions of the un dertaker. Ia the morning befors getting breakfast, she baked bread, milked five eows and churned butter. . Other duties required her attention until tea o'clock, when an de parted. The above story is told in a few lines. To expatiate on the fear she must have under gone, tha great strain on ber delioate con stitution ia performing the arduous tasks and the intrinsie value of this brave girl would fill a volume, the size ot whioh would rival the prescription book in an apotheoarie's shop. Suffice to say, for genuine bravery, she Is standing on tha Eiffel tower looking down on Joan of Are In the deepest abyss. And she don't live in some foreign country with a poetic name either, but right here in old prosaio Napoleon. Javkbt Ja. GFU has now bees announced that the population of Ohio is 8,572,816. Tbe popula--tion of this Senatorial distriot is 276,642, as follows: Lucas, 102,296; Fulton, 22,023; Han oock, 42,663; Henry, 25,080; and Wood, 44, 292. The district will be entitled to one Senator in tbe general assembly for every 102,066 population, so we will continue to have at least two Senators and may have three part of the time. STBefore tbe grave pilot had full charge ot Windom's body, greedy and gossiping Republican politicians riveted their attention on the vacancy in the treasurershlp. Foster, McKinley, Foraker, Sherman et al. are all in the swim and splashing around with a reck lessness that augurs a few staved in ribs politically. Judge Buohanan made a de oided hit when he said: "On one occasion of which I have heard, a distinguished Ohio archaeologist discovered in the eocene work of the Tertiary period in northern Ohio what looked like a human footprint pointed a little south of east. A good deal was written about it at the time, but archaeologists differed in the controversy 1 believe, it is still open. Now my opinion, judging from the residents of Ohio whom I have met, is that it was a prehistorio foot print of a prehistorio resident of a prehistor io Ohio imbedded by a prehistorso rock on a prehistorio road to a prehistorio Washington in search of a prehistorio office." Maple Sugar Makers. Colleotob's OFFICE Tbntb distbict 1 or Ohio. Tolido, Jan. 29, 1891. ) To the Editor of th Northwist : The following information will interest some of your readers: The honorable attorney general has de cided that no bounty is payable on sugar produced prior to July 1, 1891. Maple sugar producers, making 600 pounds or more dur ing a season, and intending to make sugar in the spring of 1892, under the bounty provis ions of the recent law, must file their notices and execnte the bonds between April 1 and July 1, 1891. All eaoh producers of this distriot will be, after April 1, npon application, supplied with all the necessary blanks. Kesp't. G. P. Waldobjt, Collector. In Memory of Wilson E. Collins. Yonr dear son has gone, and you will miss him so; lie has left a dreary world below And gone to a better land we know, To dwell among the blest. They saw Mm fade like the autumn leaf Touched by the frost king's ohill; And It filled tneir hearts with anxious rrlcf, For they knew bat death could give relief To him they loved so well. He sank to death like the summer sun Goes down at oloudless eve; And they knew his II fe on earth was done, But a life more sweet lor him begun With tbe redeemed la Heaven. Your son will come when the Saviour comes Tho i why should we longer grlcvrtT He'll be wearing a bright and starry crown, And singing the bright redemption srng, "And bringing with him the sheaves. " ,M. A. P. At the County Capitol. Business Transacted by Officials During the "Week. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. W. Taylor to T. Mason, 4 acres in Sec 15, Damasons twp., $2. J. M. Barr to C. Semlow, 75 acres in Seo. 19, Harrison twp., $3760. F. Boatleman to F. Panning 68-100 acres in Seo. 19, Napoleon twp., $25, H. Garbers to H. Binger, 40 acres in Seo. 20, Freedom twp., $2300. G. W. Wooloutt to D. Oberlitner, part of inlots 60, 61, 62 in Deshler, $75. Eliza Bell to Hannah E. Hermann, ont lot 14, in Stearns addition to Deshler, $500. Hannah E. Hermann to Adam'Lyons, oat lot 14, in Deshler, $600. A. J. Morrison to C. Gearheart, 27 16-100 aores in Seo. 27, Damascus twp., $1900. Bebeooa P. Boston to R. K. Scott, 30 aores in Seo. 86, Freedom twp., $1500. F. Weber to H. Spangler40 aores in Seo. 19, Marion twp., subject to ail leases for oil and gas that have heretofore been made, $1500. F. Weber etalto John Span gler, 40 sores in Marion twp., Sec. 19, subject to all leases for oil and gas heretofore made, $1600. ' C. Lindaa to Albert KeBtner, 40 acres in Seo. 86, Monroe twp., $1400. H. Voudielen, admn., to H. Garbers, 40 aores in Seo. 20, Freedom twp., $2020. PBOBATB OOUBT. Final acoount of Henry Meyer admr., of the Dietrick Meyer estate, settled. Final acoount of Odelo M. Avery executrix of the will of Peter J. Avery, settled. Appraisement confirmed and bond ordered In the estate of James D. Young; bond ap proved and sale ordered. Guardian's inventory of the James D. Young estate, filed and recorded. Inventory and appraisement of the Wil- liam Spangler estate, filed and recorded. Petition filed for the sale of lands belong ing to John W. Hopps. , Petition filed for the sale of lands belong ing to the Harriet Spangler, estate. First aooonnt of Barbara Kiebel, guardian of Mary Kiebel, filed. Petition filed for the sale of lands belong ing to the estate of Ohas. Belllet al. IK OOUBT OASIS. ' . , . Pearl Wheeler vs. Geo. Davenport, eivil action. . , , Miohael Fenter vs. Wm. Mootz; injunction. MABBIAOS IJOKMSIS. Viotor Gardner and Maud Thatoher. Henry F. Bostleman and Anna Bobrs. Wm. H. Tioe and Alios Showers. Rheumatism Ctrasn m A Day. "Mystio Care" for Rheumatism and Neuralgia radi oally cures in 1 to 8 days. Its aotion upon the system is remarkable and mysterious'. It re moves at onoe the oause and the disease im mediately disappears. The first dose greatly benefits. 76oents. Sold by D. J. Humphrey, druggist, Napoleon, , : j. , dec 11 90- J ,