THE DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST,' THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1891.
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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
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
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
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
(Aside) But we are inclined to think that
the ubiquitous wart who has infested that
office for several weeks back, contributed the
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
Sample Republican Weak Tea.
The New York Tribune says:
This is a good time to stand by Republi
The Republican policy has been vindioa.
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
How have Republican principles been vin
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
The next President will be a Democrat.
A Graded Salary Bill for County
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
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
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
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
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
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
The anti-canal Darty will argue that the
stream is non-suuDorting. and its importance
as a means of transportation is decreasing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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 ,
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