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J. L. BOARDMAIf, Ei'ttor and Pinfrtttor.
HILLSHORO, i t j .OHIO "COULD WE BUT KNOW." C"n)l wp lint know thn sfcn't rnn 'Hint lurk tn every ninrhil brrtir-r, W nt'Vr, by thmihlh-- wonl r i'm1, WmiM Hil one piing tot hut unrest, Cniilrt wa T in f Vnnr if mirl woinvbi That thftb mim) bunt In fiinnv n heart. How woulil wr HtrtvH, by t'jiuli'n'-tt tnuch, Hume Imlm ol bculiiiK to imptirll CoiiM wp tint know tvht.t thorn v putM Tull ninny wenry pilgrims tn-ii'i, V(nill wi' not fount II br-m-i1 tx-on hwf'tt ilowrn onmirii dark put lis to MumU "VVp onnnnt know. Hut If wo lUt To whtit the whipct'ltiir imiri'lr sny, AVi to our I'HIow-tnrn, will bo (Jcullu uiid iin'rciliil ulwuy. 'To help the n'T'Iy, chnor th ami And ukvo the pi-rlnif kindly cur'-, 'This tin- will niivkc thp iin-i'n rros t f tivuvy It -art -4 1 '." html t" bpjtr. "COULD WE BUT KNOW."--Emeline Sherman Smith. "LAL" RYDQUIST; A Story of the Land and Sea. BY WALTER BESANT AND JAMES RICE. BY WALTER BESANT AND JAMES RICE. True Love and Woman's Devotion--Heroic Self-Sacrifice—The Happy Reward of Sorrow Borne Bravely, of Faith, Loyalty, Courage and Patient Trust. [From All the Year Round.] [From All the Year Round.] CHAPTER III.--CONTINUED. "Look!" said Mrs. Rvdqiiist. point ing cheerfully to the candlestick when Jicr daughter returned with tears in her eyes ntnl Hex's last kiss burning on her lips; "there is a winding-sheet, my denr, in the candle. To-night n co'lin popped fut of t he kitchen-lire. J took it up in hope it might have been a purse. No, my dent, a eollin. Captain Zachariasen crossed knives at dinner to day. 1 have had shudders all tho even ing, which is as sure a sign of graves as any I know, lief ore you came homo the furniture cracked three times. No doubt, my dear, these warnings are for me. who am u poor, weak creature, and ready, and willing, and hopeful. I am .sure, to be called iiway; or for Captain :Zaehariasen, who is, to be mire, a great age, and should expect bis call every day instead of going on with his talk, and his rum, and bis pipe as if he was forgotten: or for tiny one of the Cap tains, alloat or ashore; these signs, my dear, may be meant for anybody, and I would not be so presumptuous in a bouse full of sailors as to name the man for whom they have come; but, if I read .signs right, then they mean that young man. Ami oh J my poor girl -" she clasped her bands as if now, indeed, there could be no hope. " What is it. mother?" " My dear, it is a Friday, of all the days in the week!" She rose, took a candle, and went to bed with her handkerchief to her eyes. CHAPTER IV. OVERDUE AND POSTED. This day of days, this queen of all lays, too swiftly sped over the first and last of the young sailor's wooing. Lai's .sweetheart was lost to her almost as .soon an be was found. But he left her .so happy in spite of her mother's gloomy forebodings, that she .wondered, not knowing that all the past years had been .nothing but along preparation for the ime of love, bow could sho ever have been happy before? And she was only eighteen, and her lover handsome as Apollo, and as well-mannered. Next morning at about twelve o'clock sho jumped into Tier boat and rowed out upon the river to see the Aryan start upon her voyage. 'The tide was on the turn and the "river full when the great steamer came out of dock and slowly made her way upon the crowded water, a miracle of human .skill, a great and wonderful living thing which though even a clumsy lighter might sink anil destroy it, yet could live through the wjUlest storm ever known in the Sea of Cyclones, through which she was to sail. As the Aryan passed the little boat Lai saw lier lover. lie had sprung upon the bulwark and was waving his hat in farewell. Oh, gallant Hex, so brave, ..and so loving! To think that this glorious creature, this god-like. man, this young prince among sailors, should fall in love with her! And then the doctor, and tho purser, and the chief oflieors, and even the Captain, came to the side anil tookofftheircapsto her, and .some of tho passengers, informed by the doctor who she was, and how brave she was, waved their lutnds and cheered. Then the ship forged ahead, and in a few monents Hex jumped down with a final kiss of his fingers. Tho screw turned more quickly; the ship forged ahead; Lai lay in mid-stream, careless -what might run into her, gazing after lior with straining eyes. When she had rounded thu point and was lost to view, the girl, for the first time in her life -since sho was a child, burst into tears jiud sobbing. It is but a shower. Lai belonged to a sailor family. Was she to weep and go in sadness because her lover was away doing his duty Upon tho blue water? Not so. She shook her head, dried her eves and rowed homeward, .grave yet cheerful. "Is his ship gone?" asked her moth-,-er. "Well, he is a fine lad to look at, Lai, and if he is as true as he is strong and well-favored, 1 could wish you noth ing better. Let us forget tho signs and warnings, my dear," this was kindly meant, but had an unpleasant and grue isome sound, "and let us hope that he will come back again. Indeed, I do not jsee any reason why ho should not come iback more than once. Everything went on, then, as if nothing bad happened. What a strange tiling 'it is that pcojilo can go on as if nothing 3iad happened, after tho most tremend ous events! Life so changed for her, jet Captain Zachariasen taking up the 'thread of her discorrso just as before, and the same interest expected to be shown in the timber trade! Yet what a very different thing is interest in timber trade compared with interest in a man! Then she discovered with some surprise that her old admiration of Captains as a class, bad been a good deal mollified during the last three weeks. There were persons in the world, it was now quite certain, of culture superior even to that of n skipper in the Canadian trade. And she clearly discovered, for tho first time, that a whole life devoted to making Captains comfortable, providing them with pudding, looking after their linen, and bearing their confidences, might, without tho gracious influences of love, become a very arid and barren kind of life, Perhaps, also, the recol lection of that holiday at Hampton Court helped u modify her views on the subject of Hotherluthe and its people. The place was only, after all, a small arl of a great iiy ; the people wer. iuunhle. One 'may discover as muel Vtirlaiuly about one's own people wilh- 1 1 becoming ashamed of them. It is only when one reaches a grade higher in the social scale that folk become vshamoil of themselves. An a-surcd position in the world, as the chimney sweep remarked, gives one confidence. Lai plainly saw that her sweetheart was of gentler birth anil better breeding than she had been accustomed to. She therefore resolved to do her best never lo make him on that account repent his choice, and there was an abundance of tine sympathy, thn assumption or pre tense of which is the foundation of good manners, in this girl's character. Jt was an intelligent parrot wine Hex bad given her. and at this jimeltir proved a remarkably sympathetic crea ture, for at sight of his mistress he would shake bis head, plume his wings, and presently, as if necessary to con sole her, would cry: " l'oor Hex Armiger! l'oor Hex Ar miger!" Hut she was never dull, nor did she betrav to any one, least of all to her old friend Captain Zachariaseu, that her manlier of regarding things had in the least degree changed, while the secret joy that was in her heart showed itself in a thousand merry ways, with songs and laughter, and lit t lo jokes with her Captains, so that they marveled that thi! existence of a sweetheart at sea should produce so beneficial an effect upon maidens. Perhaps, too, in some mysterious way, her happiness affected the puddings. 1 say not this at ran dom, because certainly the fame of Kydquist's as a house where comforts, elsewhere unknown, and at Liinhouse and Poplar quite unsuspected, could be found, spread far and wide, even to Dcbtfonl on the cast, and Stebney on the north, and the house might have been full over ami over again, but thev would take in no strangers, being iii this respect as exclusive as llootlls's. This attitude of cheerfulness was greatly commended by Captain Zacha riaseu. " Some girls," be said, "would have let their thoughts run upon their lover instead of their duty, whereby houses are brought tovuin and Captains seek comfort elsewhere. Once the sweetheart is gone, he ought never more to be thought upon till ho conn-s home again, save in bed or in church, while there is an egg to bo boiled or an onion to bo peeled." Tbe first b iter which Hex sent her was the first that Lai had ever received in all her life. And such a letter! It came from the Suez Canal: the next came from. Aden; the next from Point de ('alio; the next from Calcutta. So far all was well, lie sure that Lai read them over and over again, every one, and carried them about in her iiosom, and knew them all word for word, and was, after the way of a good and honest girl, touched to the very heart that man should love her so very, very much, and should think so highly of her, and should talk as if she was all goodness a tiling which no woman can understand. It makes silly girls despise men, and good girls respect anil fear them. The next letter was much more im portant than the first four, which were, in truth, mere rhapsodies of passion, although on that very account more in teresting than letters which combine matter-of-fact business with love, for. on arriving at Calcutta, Hex found nronosal awaitiiis? for his aecentance. This offer came from the Directors of the Company and showed in what good esteem he was held, being nothing less than the command of one of their smaller steamers, engaged in what called the country trade. " It will separate us for three years least, lie wrote, "and perhaps tor live, but I cannot afford to refuse the chance. Perhaps, if I did, I might never get another oiler, and everybody is con gratulating me, and thinking me ex tremely fortunate to get a ship so early. So, though it keeps me from the girl my heart, I have accepted, ami I sail once. iIv shin is named the Philii pine. Sho is a thousand-ton boat, and classed 1U0 A 1, newly built. She is not like the Aryan, fitted with splendid mirrors, and gold and paint, and a great saloon, being built chielly for cargo. The crew are all Lascars, and I am tho only Englishman aboard except the mate anil the cluet engineer. e are under orders to take in rice from Hong Kong; bound for Brisbane, first of all; if that answers wo shall continue in the country grain trade; if not, we shall, suppose, go seeking, when I shall have a commission on the cargo. As for pay, I am to have twenty pounds month, with rations and allowances, and liberty to trade so many tons every voyage if I like. These are good terms, and at tho end of every year there should bo something put by in the locker. Poor Lai! Oh, my dear sweet eyes! Oh, my dear brown . hair! Oh, my dear sweet lips! I shall not kiss them for three years more. What are three years? Soon gone, my pret ty. Think of that, and heart up! As soon as I can I will try for a Port London ship. Then we will bo married and have a house at Gravesend, where you shall seo me come up stream, home ward bound." With much inore to the same effect. Three years or it might be five! Lai put down the letter, and .tried to make out what it would mean to her. Sho would be in three years, when Hex came home, one-and-twenty, and ho would bo iive-aiiil-twcnty. Five-and-twenty seems to eighteen what forty seems to thirty, fifty to forty, and sixty to fifty. One has a feeling that the ascent of life must then be quite accomplished, and the de scent fairly begun; the leaves on the trees by the wayside must be ever little browned nnd dusty, if not yellow; the heart must be full of experience, the head must be full of wisdom, the crown of glory, if any is to be worn at all, al ready on the brows.. The ascent of life is like the climbing of some steep hill, because the summit seems continually to recede, and so long as one is young in heart it is never reached. Hex fivu and tweuty! Three years to wait! It is, indeed, a long time for the young fo look forward to. Such a quan tity of things get accomplished in three years! Why, in three years a lad gets through his whole undergradiiato course, and makes a spoon or spoils horn. Three years mako up one hun dred and fifty-six weeks, with the same number of Sundays, in every one of which a girl may sit in the quiet church, and wonder on what wild seas or in what peaceful haven her lover may be floating. Three years are foursumuiers in the course of three years, with as many other seasons; in three years there is time for many a hope to spring up, llourish fora while, and die; for friend ship to turn into hate; for strength to decay; and for youth to grow old. The experience of tho long succession of human generations has developed this sad thing among mankind that we can not look forward with joy to the coming years, and in everything unknown which will happen to us we expect thing of evil. Three years! Y t it must he borne, as the lady said to the school 'ov concerning the fat beef: "it leiped and must be finished." When Mrs. Hydquist heard the news a a of I a of so a a is slie fir-t held mi her hands, and spread them slowly out ward, shaking and wag ging her head a most dreadful sign, worse than any of those with which Panurge discomfited Thiiiunast. Then she sighed heavily. Then she said aloud: "Oh! dear, dear, dear! So soon! I had begun to hope that the bad lock would not show yd! Hear, dear! Yet what could be expected after such cer tain sign-?" "Why." said Captain Zacliariascn, "as for signs, they may menu anything or anybody, and as for fixing them on Cap'cn Armiger, no reason that lean see. Don't be downed, Lai. The nar row seas are as safe as the Mcdilerra nean. In my time there were the pirates, who are now shot, hanged rgid drowned, every man Jack. Xu more stinkpots in crawling boats pretending to be friend ly traders. You might row your diirgy about the islands as safe as Limn' us ltcach. Lord! I'd rather go cruising with your sweetheart in them waters than take a two-penny omnibus along the Old Kent Hoad. Yoursigns, ma'am, ' be said to .Mrs. Rydqitist politely, "must be read other ways. There's Cap'rn liiddiman; perhaps they're meant for nun. Then came another letter from Singa pore. Hex was pleased with the sh'q and his crew. All was going well. After six weeks there came another letter. It was from Hong-Kong. The Philippine had taken o hoard her car go of rice, and was to sail next day. Hex wrote in his usual confident, hap py vein full of love, of hope and hap piness. itter that no more letters at all. Silence. Lai went on in cheerfulness for a long tune, hex could not write from Brisbane. He would when tile ship got back to Hong-Kong. The weeks went on, but still there was silence. It was whispered in the Captains" room that the Philippine was long overilue-at Morelon liay. then the whispers became questions' whether there was any news of her; then one went across to the office of the Compa ny, and brought back the dreadful news that the owners had given her up; and thoy began to hide away the biipiini iiuil M'-rrtuitiu' (jnzdlr. Then every body became extremely kind to Liil, studying little surprises for her, and as suming an appearance of light-hearted-ness so as to deceive the poor girl. She went about with cheerful face, albeit with sinking heart. Ships are often overdue; IctUrs get lost on the way; for a while she still caroled and sang about her work, though at times her song would suddenly stop like the song of a bullfinch, who remembers .something, and must needs stay bis singing while he thinks about it. " Then there came a time when the poor child stopped singing altogether, and would look with anxious eves from one Captain to the other, seeking com fort. But no one had any comfort to give her. Captain Zacliariascn fold her at last. He was an old man; he had seen so many shipwrecks that they thought he would tell her best; also it. was consid ered his duty, as the father or the oldest inhabitant of Kydquist's, to undertake this task: and as a wise and discreet per son he would tell the story, as it should be told, in few words, and so get over it without beatings on and off. Ho ac cepted the duty, and discharged himself of it as soon as he could. Ho told her the storv, in fact, the next morning in the kitchen. He said quietly: " Lai, my dear, the Philippine has gone to tho bottom, and and don't take on, my pretty. But Cap'cn Ar miger he is gone, too; with all hands ho went down." "How do you know?" she asked. The news was sudden, but she had felt it coming; that is, she had felt some of it not all. " The insurances have been all paid up; the ship is posted at Lloyd's. My dear, I went to the underwriters a month ago and more, and axed about her. Axed what they would underwrite her for. and they said a hundred per cent.; and then they wouldn't do it. Not a atom of hope gone sho is, and that young fellow aboard her. Well, my dear, that's done with. Shall I leave you here alone to get through a spell o' crying?" "The ship," said Lai, with dry eyes, "may be at tho bottom of the sea, and the insurances may be paid for her. But Hex is not drowned." That was what she said: "Hex is not drowned." Her mother brought out her cherished crape sho was a woman' whom this nasty crinkling black stuff comforted in a way and offered to divide it with her daughter. Lai refused; she bought herself gay ribbons, and she decked herself with them. She tfied, in order to show the strength of her faith, to sing about the house. "Hex," she said, stoutly, "is not drowned." This was a most unexpected way of re ceiving the news. The Captains looked for a bnrst of tears and lamentations, after which things would brighten up, and some other fellow might have a chance. No tears! No chance for any body else! " Kibbons!" moaned Mrs. Rydquist. "Oh, Captain Zachariasen, my daugh ter wears ribbons blue ribbons and red ribbons while her sweetheart, ly ing at the bottom of tho sea, cries aloud, poor lad, for a single yard of crape!" " Twould be more natural," said Captain Zacliariascn, "to cry and adone with it. But gals, ma'am, are not what gals was in my young days, when so many were there as was taken off by wars, privateers, storms and the hand of tbe Lord, that there was no time to cry over them, not for more than a month or so. And as for Hying in tho face of Providence, and saying ti'iat a drownded man is not drownded a man whose slopes insurances have been paid, and his ship actually posted at Lloyd's why it's beyond anything." "Hex is not dead," said the girl to herself, again and again. "He is not dead. I should know if he were dead. He would, somehow or other, come and lull me. Ho is sitting somewhere I know not where it is waiting for de liverance, and thinking oh, my Hex! mv Hex thinking about tho girl he loVes." " fe This was what she said; her words were brave, yet it is hard to keep one's faith up to so high a level as these words demanded. Eor no one else thought there was, or could be, any chance. For nearly three years she struggled to keep alive this poor ray of hope, based upon nothing at all; and for all that time no news came from tho far East about her lover's ship, nor did any one know hero she was cast away or how. v Sometimes this faith would break down, and she would ask in tears and with sobbings what so many women be reft of their lovers have asked in vain an answer to her prayers. Ah! help less ones if her prayers were mock eries, and her lover were dead lu very truUi! CHAPTER V. THE PATIENCE OF PENELOPE. The longer Ulysses staved away from the rocky Ithaca, the more niimerou-' became the suitors for the hand of the lovely Penelope will) possessed the art revived much later by Ninon de l'l'.n clos of remaining beautiful although she grew old. That was because Pen elope wickedly encouraged her lovers lo their destruction mid held out false hopes connected with a simple bit of embroidery. Why the foolish fel lows, whose wi should have been sharpened by the vehemence of their passion, did not discover the trick, is not; apparent. Perhaps, however, the climate of Ithaca was bracing, and the wine good, so that t hey winked one upon the other, and pretended not to see, or whispered: "He will never come, let us wait." The contrary proved the case with the lass of Hotherhithe. When, after two years or so, some of her old suitors ventured with as much delicacy as in tliein lav to reopen the subject of courtship, they were met with a recep tion so unmistakable that thc imme diately retired, baflled, and in confu sion; some among tbcm those of coarser mind to scoil'and sneer at a con stancy so unusual. Others those of preater sympathies to reflect with all humility on the great superiority of the feminine nature over their own, since it permitted a fidelity which they could not contemplate as possible for themselves. and were lain to admire wlulo they re gretted it. TO UK CONTISM F.D. Historical Oaths. Interesting historical oaths might be quoted ad infinitum. Their earliest ju ' ilicial application is mentioned in the twenty-second chapter of Exodus, where they are ordered to be administered with a view to the just restoration of lost property. And, in sacred history, we hear of swearing by idols, by the heavens and cart h as material structures; by the sun, moon and stars; by the tem ple and its altars and other parapherna lia; by the eyes, and by the soul, both of the juror and of the one to whom the adjuration was addressed. In ancient mythology we learn, according to Hcsiod, that Jupiter swore' by the Stygian Lake, and ordained those waters as an oath for all the gods. If any god forswore himself, he was de barred nectar, and degraded from bis divinity for one hundred years. ( Irons, the patron of oaths, was the son of Kris, or strife; and the same poet declares th;?t deeeil and oaths originated together, for in the (iolden Age no arti ficial confirmation was required. Among the Creeks the Athenians invoked the "mighty Twelve," and Spartans Castor and Pollux. Their wives swore by Juno, Diana. .Venus, Proserpine and Ceres. Hhailainant bus forbade bis fol lowers to swear by aught save a dog, a goose and a plane tree; while Pyiha goras made the number 4 the only standard on which his disciples might stake their veracity. Demosthenes swore by the dead at Marathon; the Kings by their scepters; and the l'ho cians, "when they built Massilia, in Nar bonnesc (iaul, bound themselves so sol emnly never to return to Phocis, that their names became a proverb for a stern vow." In all times men have sworn by their patron saints or deities, and by those under whose pro tection their trade, handicraft, accident al occupation or nationality was sup posed to lie. But iu olden ilays curses were very nearly akin to oaths, and, in deed, constitute tho major part of those invocations of the supernatural powers which have been left on historical rec ord. The attempt of Balak to curse the Israelites by means of Balaam is an in stance of this. In the "Electra" of Sophocles, the "Ninth Hind" of Homer, and the "Orestes" of Euripides we find families, and even hostile cities, cursed in the mo.-t elaborate manner; and the Athenians evidently were imbued with an idea of the religious weight which might attach to an imprecation when they ordered Alcibiades to he publicly cursed by all the priests and priestess es. London (ilohr. The Creation of Electric Forces. A water-wheel, by being employed to generate electricity, may light our rooms, cook our dinners and ripen our peaches. We can have light from it by which we can work as easily at night as in the day a light that will neither consume our fresh air, nor vitiate it with foul gases, nor smoke our ceilings and destroy our curtains; which can set lire to nothing; the globe of which can be hooked to an invalid's bed-curtain without risk, or attached to flexible wires and taken into the most confined corner to give light to a workman, without danger of fire. It would fill a volume to state at length all the prac tical advantages which this develop ment of electricity has opened up al ready, and more than a volume to state all that it may bo expected yet to ac complish. Let it also be understood that while .the foregoing illustrations have been stated in relation to water power, they are equally true for any other power, such as steam-engine, gas-engine, horse-power or human labor. The fixed engine on a farm can do the plowing hundreds of yards oil'. Tho gas-engine that pumps water by day, can light the house at night. Tho horses that drag coal carts for many miles to work a steam-engine in some outlying place, can be used at home in stead to work an electric machine, with no loss of time, and in many cases with less waste of labor. Tho convicts on a tread-mill can be doing work by it at any part of, or even outside, the prison. In a word, the power for work can be generated by any ordinary means, and at any place where the means exist, ami can then be economically conveyed to the spot where it is to be usefully applied without loss of time and practically in full strength. Tho tide on the shore can do work inland; tho stream in the mountain gorge can do work on the hill-top; the wind-mill on the eminence can do work in the val ley; the horse in the yard or the man in the out-house can do work inside the dwelling. And with all its power, anil its universality of application, this new servant w hich science has supplied us w ith is the most docile of menials. A touch of a lady's linger will bring into action a power which a thousand men could not resist; another touch will stop ils action or reverse it in a moment. D'ack wood's Mn'jn :iit: There are fifty-seven drinks of whisky to the gallon, at ten cents a drink. i j.TO. Whisky sold at ten cents never costs over $i to ijii.KU per gallon. Often the same article is sold at fifteen cents per drink, bringing tH.Sa per gal lon. ('.iVdrD Tilllt S. There is said to be a farm in Wor cestershire, England, which stands in tw dve parishes and pays fifty different rat vs. I!v becoming an Odd Fellow an old bachelor may become a Grand Sire. A'. O. I'ictiyuHC. The Attorney-General on the Right of Suffrage. The following letter, written by Attorney- leneral Brewster to Dallas San ders, Assistant District-Attorney of the I'nili'd Slates, at Charleston, S."C, ex plains itself. Tho letter, dated at Wash ington, March 1S, is in part as follows: 1 hnvp jlit reeeiveil a alxirt ante from yell, t' iri M her will) n m--'Mif rut fr. mi u Sunt hi 'iir., linn mper. I knew yen woiil 1 suit Iho-e pe, Jile iiii'l I he jnirp'ise I hiel in M'tnlintr you to Soul h I 'nriilinii, Iit your sens., ot hutior imii pulihe ilut mill the npprrcltitlon nt Die ohlimt llnli nt your protesiuii untilit leii't ymi to live stl ie'ly up lo Ihe line nf the IlHMt rii'l ri ipllrohlents (,f olTlrtlll lltel prnf ess, ,ti,U Outv without reirm-il to party; inel. en the other hiinil. yciur own pronniinei t piwiflun ns tt 1 eiiii)ernl woiiM prevent the cuminnnltv In u hie!) ynu now in e from ipiestiiMiltor ll)e m ti es of your Metions. iim tlle lire suet to h:l e lone in it to perei loeiil itii'l unliiir wn' III! who were not ,,f their thinkfmr In polities. ,..tre you to ei.nvey whut I now write to Mr. Melton, ntl't reml every word I ito write. A n ln eNtitfitl ion lm been reeently hii'l here fu WjishiuKion In the contest hetween snuills liml Tillinnu lu the House. I senl you liv this tnilil H prmteil eepy ol the pneeeh ntrs fuel testimony nnil itrifuinent. 1 ile-iro your at tention to it. uiel Mr. Meltons Httention to it. An'l 1 expressly request you to sny to Mr. Melton Hint it is mv ileterm'iuiitioii to httve these mutters l Itoroiiy hly ln cstornit''l titi'l closelv pursuetl. The riu-ht of sunnnie must he protected, t)o mutter who suiters. I wish Mr. Melton to he told liy you th.it lex peel that he will prosecute forthwith the most important persons who hiivp heeii concerned In these attempts to detent honest elections 1 iv I i'muiIii lent or forcible mean. I say the highest and most responsible people are those whom I defire to lie tlrsl prosecuted lindtlrst llllisoed. There will lie no example If merely fusurinticiiht person an taken hold of.. Those w ho stand hurh in the community and have thus vent ured to iolatc the law and cneour mre others v do it are the very persons to he lirsl prosecuted, and If eomicled, punished In a sliouil wav. Then thinifs will heif in to ehanln?- and the voters will lie eneournireil to vote ae Ceidiiuf to their con v ic t ioi is, and (hose w ho do Vote will feel siltisticd that their votes have been duly counted and .surrender i hecliiilly to an horn st result. I am vcrv much in earnest about thi. for I have heard here what I c: ntiet ere lit, that it Is eurrriuiy sain in souin l ar olin i lh;il The only persons who will be lu-o-ecllted will he a few Insiirnilleimt mid obscure persons. oich pros eeulions 1 will not consider as lielnir those that Jiisiiee re. (Hires to be iust it ute.l and (illf mic I. The criminal e.iurt-hoiise should not h ll-.ed only fur the puui-hment of the obscure. II up isf not be the p .or in all's court-house; all who violate ihe law. and especially a tun. la in, -lit ii I law. such as the ritfhl ot still nitre, mii-t be made to leel the terrors of that law. The alms., of the rijfht of sunrair,-, such ns Is rhnrLr''d to have been .perpetrated in South Carolina, is a prapiical treason against the iliir nilv of the people and of th" fundamental principles of their power, unit It must be sii nullv puiii-hed. At this point I have paused and re-re:iil mv letter. 1 was about to send it otr t i yon, and as I rend it hut I saw that thronirh it ran a prettv -harp lone of reprobation of this sii) p. ised attempt to pnr-ue the poor and obscure, and to penult the prosperous and important to c-cape the pros 'culioti that they merited. Ihe pi-oscelll ion 1. ir the oil discs t hey were eharjfc'l with hio imt: commitled. J see nothinir in my letter Unit ourhl to be tnoditied. lor I am dee l In earnest about all this. Von are a I )emo ctat, and vcrv prop-rly symp:tt hi.e with your party, and I talk to oil with a lit I le more vij or because you arc a licmoerat. and also because we enjoy such close pers anil and lrictidlv n- lati ins. wi-h to express niv Kepul.betiti i ou ;e;ions u p m t his sub ject . but. Irr.s-pect i e ol iu 1,'cpublican convictions. I intend more cniphalicullv to indicate how important all of this is to I. .th sides, that there -houi.l be fair piny, lair plav all around. There is no just ju. lament or popular will in unv election tint ts i '. .ii I rol I1 '. I or bias.-.! hy lorce or traud. and I do in-ist that both I), should have their la. mocrats and Hepul.licntis set as unit against any e tent fair use of the abuses airainst the Ir balht-boy. Colonel Melton I desire shall read this, mi l I would wrde directly to him upon the subject If it were not that it miirht look like an otlicial ildmonit ion that to a certain extent was prompted by a belief in the rumor that 1 have before repeated to-wit : that the poor and ob scure were to be pursued le d the conspicuous and prosperous were to escape the juilinent ot the law. I would not iu any way impeach him, and therefore 1 will not write even it let ter in Ihe kindest spirit that miirht be con st rued ns iriviiuf color to such imputations, for I believe, as the people believe and hope, that win on nts uin . In reply to Attorncy-flencial Brews ter's letter Mr. Sanders wrote from Charleston, March I'l: .ludire Melton moved his ollipe from Colttin tila to this place, which was reached last niirlit, In order to make the tlnal preparations for the trial of cases just before th" upenlnirot the Circuit Court here on the tlrst Monday of April. found your letter on my desi this morning and have shown it to .ludifo Melton. I ilielos.i you n list of the election cases si) far selected for trial thp extract heiior from yesterdav's Charleston iWa-s nn.l CnanVr. When I reached Columbia last month .ludire M"!tuit instructed mc in my vi-its to the vari ous counties to select tho stronjrest cases auaiust the most impirlaut and influential lllell, not to take the little tellows. Von will sec by the list inclosed that the iiicn we propose to try are, except from llarnwell County, the tnanaL'crs of election, that is, the election ollicers who carry on the election on Ihe dav ot election, like the .lu.lires and In spectors of election in Pennsylvania. Then we have a case from Sumter C anity airainst the ii ard of I 'ounty i 'anvassors they are tho Haul who e e.mt the return front tic? various precincts ot their re peel ive counties and for ward It to the Hoard of State Canvassers. Not Yet Finished. The success of (ieneral Mahone in Virginia has not yet produced its final results. The interest of the Republican party, however, is plain enough., it elected Lincoln, saved the country and had a right to control its policy and Ad ministration, lu its reconstruction of the .Southern States, the negro was given suffrage as a corollary to Ids free dom, and as a matter of course he be came intensely Republican. That fact, with tho other fact of his large majori ty in cigl the ascci mlanev of the Republican or ganization a mere question of arith metic. It would have, mud by all rights should have, remained so; for the same vote is there, only it is strangled anil silent. The South called it "race dom ination" and "negnriile," and its hot blood rose in revolt, and the colored vote was stamped out. The Nation was bound in principle and honor to protect that vote, but it did not. The Republic ans ought to have defended their own, but they eohld not stand the ridicule of the "bloody shirt" and never recog nized the situation until a Solid South put 1;S Electoral votes into the count and their grasp was gone. From a de cisive vole of quite two-thirds, it, tho Republican vote, has been reduced to a struggle for bare existence. That is our plight now. It was an open secret, that tit least eight Stales have been w renched away from the Republicans and they never used their power to have that vote collected and counted by their own ollicers, as they of right should have done. They quietly bore it and now they are reduced to the doubtful extremity of trying to cozen the Democrats into a boll, by ollering them even thing that politically belongs to the veteran South ern Republican. There may be Southern leaders, whose ambition, like Mahonc's. to control their State may lead them to accept the prop osition, but the local direction of the Stale is not of concern to our National party. It is tho Electoral vote that avails us. It matters little to the South ern Republican whether his vote is smothered by the Bourbon or forced to another order of Democrat by his party lash. It is enshu ed all the saint:. It is true (ieneral Mahone has voted with the Republicans in the Senate and hasearricd bis Sttite; but every other independent movement iu the South has invariably been a mere Democratic family quarrel, patched up in time lor the general elec tion. The New York Thna has sent a cor respondent to lieorgia who thinks that there is a great movement on foot there and in Noith Carolina, and iu one or two other Slates. Now, what is the real interest of the Republican party in these movements? Only this that the Lib eral Democrats will permit the Repub lican vote to be counted, not foraltepu!) lican, but for a Liberal Democrat all of which is liberal in.'ua.l, . t. know thai on a free vote tlnjso States are ours; ntid, ipstrnd of placing Federal oflleers at the polls w ho will see that it is fairly cast and honestly counted, instead of doing our duty like men and protecting our own, we get down on our knees and beg our enemies to help ns. The Mahone policy is simply to oiler eve.rvt hing to certain I Icmocral s to split their regular organization, so thai, our 'ole may slip in and be counted. Whatever result the independent movement may have in liberating. the local Adminisl rat ion of some of the Southern States, it will never succeed in our day in bringing any one of them into our National line on a general elec tion. This way of crawling into the back door of tho Democratic party to steal our own vote, to smuggle away our own property before their i yes, will be permitted to us only so far as it will help them and no further. That vole is ohm; it is "forbidden by murder;" let us go down there in a manly way with the Constitution and laws anH recover our own, in justice and right. If we do not then, mark it, the South will every four yVars roll up that solid vote and we will not always have John Kelly or all Electoral Com mission to save us. Once lost to us the Southern influence stands as l'.W to 47 in the Democratic party, and the party that saved the country will be helpless to save itself. We have no time to spare. We shall deserve death too, if we fail to protect the rights thaC it cost thelivesof oim.iHnj of our best anil bravest to vindicate. Oiniili'i Htp'iblirun. A Jeffersonian Revival. : The Hon. William A. Wallace, of Pennsylvania, has written an eloquent and exhorl ntory letter to t he Democracy oit tint subject of a "Joll'ersonian Re vival, we have seldom perused a document, morp thoroughly saturated with noble sentiment. Like the other leaders of his party, Mr. Wallace is in favor of going a long way back for in spiration. "Let Us," be says, "go back and learn what Jefferson thought, and teach it to the people." The way t teach it, he continues, is thoroughly to organize the, parly. "Organization is indispensable to success in business and equally so in politics. Close attention to details is tho only safe means to a competence in life: accurate, earnest and systematic attention to details in politics is the only road to triumph there." What we have quoted is the more prosaic part of the eloquent epis tle. These plain statements of the business as t of the 'revival" are dropped in carelessly amid a great deal of very eloquent talk about "Crusa ders." "religious fervor," "trained soldiers of the Turk," "centralized power," "unbought pen and the won drous power of honest poverty," "aris tocratic tendency and moneyed eon- trol, ' but w quote them as being after till the most significant portion of the letter, since at its close .Mr. Wallace says "an organization based upon busi ness principles is t he only road to the' success of our opinions." What does he mean by "an organiza tion based upon business principles?" We need not go so far back as Jefferson I for an answer. The year lMliT is re mote enough. In that ear Mr. Wal lace sent a circular to all the local Dem ocratic organizers throughout Pennsyl vania, ollering so much apiece for every Democratic vote they could poll in ex cess of the standard Democratic vote ol the district. The price was so liberal that laborers were brought into the State by car-loads and shunted off a.t various polling-places. As they could not vote without naturalization papers, bogus ones were supplied, and the fer tile genius of Mr. Wallace invented tho process of giving these papers the ap pearand' of age by soaking them in coffee. These facts were revealed by an investigating committee, and th'eir pub lication fixed upon their hero the appro priate title of " Cotl'ec-Pot" Wallace, which ho bears with shrinking modesty to tliis day. This was an application of " business principles" to politics which has never been equaled; it was indeed " accurate, earnest and systematic at tention to details." He believed in thu plan then, and if ho believes in it still it is natural he should wish to give it another trial. -V. 1". Tribune. Another Democratic Letter-Writer. J I j j ' ; Another chief among the fading polit ical tribes of the aborigines that can not get beyond what Jefferson and Jackson said, has lifted up his Voice. Mr. Wal lace, formerly a Senator from Pennsyl vania, has w ritten a letter to one of the gentes of the tribe of Jefferson, telling them what the tribe must do to be saved. Tin: enemies of the tribe are numerous. They are thoroughly organized. They are divided among themselves into many factions, that quarrel like cats and dogs with each other; but "when tho hour of trial comes" (meaning election day) they present "an almost invincible pha lanx," which is " wielded as one man by tho power of 100,000 trained pivot men and drill sergeants," kept in the pay of Government "in every post ollice, collection district. Custom-house and still-house in the land." The Great Problem which tho tribe of Jefferson have to solve is how to overcome this almost invincible phalanx how to get possession of the largo number of fat of fices they possess. To state the method of this long struggled for but never at tained achievement is the object of Mr. Wallace's epistle. In the first place, they must stop Jiciug "all things to all men." This would seem to imply that they must stop being protectionists in Pennsylvania and free-Ira lers in New York;bulliouists in Wall street and Greenbackers in Indiana; things op posite to each other on opposite sides of every line, visible and in visible. The Pennsylvania sachem must mean, then, that they must all array themselves under the protection banner ot Messrs. Wallace, oorhees and Hen dricks, for it would be useless trying to persuade those tribal leaders to change t heir own colors on the tariff question. Doubtless it will be equally useless tor them to exhort other equally obstinate tribesmen to change front on that ques tion. But the proper way to bringtlieni together in one effective organic body is, according to Wallace, to say nothing at all about public questions, to propose nothing in relation to them, to sink them, to ignore them, to subordinate them wholly to the purpose of getting tho offices, and, instead of attacking tho enemy on any ground of principle, polity, or public purpose, to attack him " wilh unbotighl pen and the wondrous power ol honest poverty!" In other words, the true way for the wretched old party skeleton which can not get beyond what Jefferson and Jackson said, is to play the unprincipled dema gogue and tho unconscionable hypocrite combined. Alas! it is a role which tho old fraud has been playing for twenty years. The success which has attended its perform ance has not been such , it should seem, would encourage rational persons to persist in that programme. Hut then, Mr. Wallace is not a very rational kind of politician.- tVn'cnyy Tina s (liid.J. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. The Rpt. Jal-?: S. Swan, A welT-i kanwti Baptist, primhrr in Connwtictrt and New York, is in his sixtieth year of his ministry, and is still preaching. Thf Presbyterian Sunday SchotJ at) Ponn"iiiitvillp, Crawford ('ounty, P.t. , awards a handsome Easter bonnet pversjn nionlU to tbe scholar who stands best in her class and church and Sunday Sehoot attendance. ('eorfi. leads the Baptist hosts of this country in numbers, having 2.8!ti churches and WHJTib members, Tcxa foHowingnexlm-Uie number of clHirclw. ,25, and Vrrginiain membership, 20"f, U0. i It is one of th unoxpla'urablp things of moral ethics how people df uidp -sot promptly as to how little rain and baol weather it takes to keep them away from pniyer-iifeeting, and now much is re quired to keep them away from a good show. Thf new revivalist, George O: Jiarues, call himself the "Mountain Evangrlieal of Kent ky." Hp claim to be able not only to cure sin-sick souls tint rmeas-haripm"t! bodies. For thn first he preaches and prays. The latter be anuoints and prays over. . A Scotch writer who has been look ing into the hand-books of worship of tbe Roman Catholic Church finds the number of directions for spreading andi folding ths hands, bowing, kneeling,, kissing the alt nr. ot, to be .'!'..'0, slight bows 61. profound bows 9. Ituiinnapo lis S'Htinel. . There is a movement in the KeDtneJ ky Legislature for the equalization of tho distribution of the school fund between the white and colored people of the State. A discrimination is now made against the colored people on the ground that they pay ta.xe-s on only .;l,.r0i.,00l) worth, of property. Dmrcr Tribune. It is said that Leipzig, Germany, has only seven churches, all poorly at tended, no such thing as a Sunday school, and that a religions person is there looked upon as a curiosity.' That) is the worst thing we have eyervJieanI said of Leipzig, and we a- e glad a like: record cannot truthfully be written of any city in this country. A". Y. h'xam- t Mr. i The Rev. Dr. Gladden thinks that pupils should K-arn such tilings as will tend to make them happy in whatever calling they may choose. He suggests that all possible wayshoubl be devised in school to aw aken the minds of tho pupils and stimulate a I hirst for knowl edge; and he suggests that boys should be made to see thai farm life is far from lonely or uninteresting. They iouM lie taught natural history and miner alogy. Miss Anna direr' s church in Wil loughby and Tompkins Avenues, Urook lin, is iu luck once more. The church is built on leased ground owned by two. parties, one of whom has deeded all his right, title and interest in the real estate to the church for church purposes. The other owns $1.1, OuO in it yet, and now Miss Oliver and her officials want the friends of this enterprise to the number of 1:5.000, which she believes it has in Brooklyn and vicinity, to contribute one dollar or more each toward clearing oft this indebtedness. The property is val ued at $.''0.0ii0, arid this is all that is due on it. Miss Oliver has been nearly three years with the church, and this last, is reported to be the best in every sense. The church building seats 1,000, and is well filled on Sabbath evenings, and has fair audiences in tbe mornings. The Sunday-school numbers "J00, with twenty seven teachers. Ar. Y. un. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. Every life is a drama in which tra gedy, comedy and farce are about equal ly divided. Men who drink enjoy the mellow drama. A doctor who won't advise a man to leave off his flannels the first warm day is no friend to the profession. De troit Free Press. Tliere is no doubt in the world that everybody ought to reform, and as for ourselves well we are very busy in telling others what they ought to do, but we will attend to that little matter by and by. A'. Y. Hernli. In youth mv miiiden mm Was to ebmiire my tniiuiea name. And 3o 1 uia.lp an sun At biin, uml won my irnme. And cbttngttd aud nm.le a name. The .httir. Class in History: Teacher " Who was the first man ?" First bov " ( ieorgo Washington. " Teacher "Next." Sec ond boy "Adam." First boy (indig nantly) " I didn't know yer meant for eigners." From the recent revelations made by the Pv.is of that city, it. is now begin ning to be considered highly probable that the Philadelphia detective stole lit tle Charley Ross. llawh-Eije. An Arkansas court recently decided in a case of assault and battery, that while it was merely a breach of the peace to call a man a " no account whelp," it was rank felony to call him, a " low-down cuss." A painter was going to elope with a girl at the West. Knd. But it took him so long to climb the ladder to her win dow that her father had time to go anil get a policeman to arrest the marauder. If you ever employ a painter you'll be lieve this. Boslon Foil. There mit 'it hare been a time when servant girls had a penchant for wear ing their mistress' clothes, but that was iu tJie days of low wages. Nowadays the average girl would not lie seen in such shabby dresses as the mistress is obliged to appear in. Philadelphia A.v. One of the morning papers contains an account of how a man lost a gold watch on a Market Street car and states that the case is in the hands of a detec tive. If the ease is in the bands of a de tective, we venture to .inquire what hits become of the works. N. Y. Independ ent. Is this not a Hoautiful Steam Press P The Steam is Lying Down on the Floor taking a Nap. He came from Africa and is Seventy years Old. Tho Press prints papers. It can Print nine hundred Papers an Hour. It takes One Hour and Forty Minutes to Priut tho F.dilion of the Paper. The puxr has a circulation of Thirty-Seven Thousand. The 15usi ness Mauager says so. Denver Tribune Primer. The average young man cannot hold thirty pounds of iron on bis knees for tweuly minutes, yet he willingly kills himself trying to hold W0 pounds of girt for two hours. Detroit free Preis. ell. what of it? Would you advo.nte tha holding of bar iron by a man, young or ld, in preference to HO pounds of gooil looking female f If that is the platform you are running on you will have an al mighty big majority recorded against you. You can hold the thirty pounds, of pig iron, and we will struggle along wilh seven times tbe weighl iu 'u.Ui.-r kind. We were always willing to ds more than our share ot the bald work. i Peck's Hun.