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THE PALLADIUM. PUBLISHED ETEBY WEDNESDAY BI B. W. DAVIS, H0UOWAT DAVIS. Proprietor. TERMS. One year, tn advance Six months " -j."hree months " . SI 60 75 . 40 Mall Time Tahle. Incladlng all plft? sup- plied Irom i,WMk i. rri wavne B- R- closes at 100 a. m. iriW SOUTH 1. Including Cincinnati WOi?.ni DOlnts beyond,closesat5:00 a.m. " 'nS al?tTaoeTu . pplled from the Cincinnati Railroad, 60 p. m. UOIVO EAST Including all places sup- - nlted Irom the Columbus ft. R-, and u Eastern and Central Ktates,and via . lvton and Xenla Railroad, closes - , . atl2:00m. GOING WEST 1. Including danapoli8 and all points beyond, OTf 10J0 2. same as above, closes 70 p. m., 8. in - eluding all points supplied by the Indi f anapolls Railroad, 30 P- 3"Chlcao and all points west and north- west, closes 7:W p, m. To Webrfer, Williamsburg and Bloomings- i t port, on Tiiesuay, uuiwoj - aay, at 2:00 pm. 'iI a' T C Kday-,1 and Friday To Ablngton, Clifton and Liberty, on Mon day and Friday, at 70 a. m. t To Boston, Beecbymire, Goodwin's Corner, and College Corner, on Tuesday ami Friday, at 12:30 m- - - v ; '. MAI1S ABE OPES ;c , ' At 8:00 a. m. from Indianapolis and Cincin nati and beyond. . ' " ' At 110 a. m. from Cincinnati, way and through mails, and from Kay ton and : Xenla Railroad. -, . ; ; ' ' At 4:00 p. m. from East via Columbus RaU Toad, and Dayton and Xenla Railroad. - At 7:00 p.m. from North, via Chicago Rail road and Fort Wayne Railroad.- At 8:00 p. m. from Indianapolis and beyond . omoe open from 70 ft. m. to 7:30 pc m. On Sunday, from t:30 to 10:30 n, m. Dec 1 1S74. B. W. DAVIS, F, M. RAILROAD TIXE-TABM. Mlltburg, Cincinnati and St. Ionia . r Railway. AV-HANDLE ROUTE. ;' COSDKSSKI) TIME CARD.-OOIUHBUS IN DIASAPOLW DIVISION NOV. 30. 13 4. GOING WEST. Ko. 2. No. 8. lPo. 6. No.. 10 Pittsburg.. Colnmbus 20 pm 120 n't 1:14 am 2:03am 7:30am 2-Mpm H-JV2nnt 5:25 pm'10:0oam 6:38 pmill:15am Mil'ord Urbana... Piqna 22 am 7 pm(125pm 4:35pm - I 3:12 am 3:4) am 8 pm 1:17pm &si(pm .,4 :30 pm Greenv'ieJ 4:19 am iSratl Jun l:45pml 2:Zpm 3&Jpin 4:07pm 4Spm 6:30pm I H&Spm 957pm Rlchm'dJ 5223 am 1025 am Cambrrge KnlKhtoTn S2 anitll8 am 6:48 amll:55 am 80 amj 1:20 pm India'plis.1 11:00pm GOZHQ KABT. No. 1. No. 3. No. 6. 9:25am Uh50am ll:44m No. 7.' India'plis. 4:40 ami 70 pm Kniehts'n 6:50am 8:25 pmi " . Cambri'ge 6:30am :10 pm 4:40pm 5:50pm 6i2fpni 70pm 8:05pm 8:80pm : f Richm'udf 75 am 100 pm :1225pm t .u ... .. orM,nv'le. 8:15 am .t. 1:31 pm 20pm 2:42pm - i?-o,l inn I Mim 1 60 am Plana. I 9:10am :27 am 8:56pm 9:53pm TJrbana 10:10 am 7:38 am .Milford 10:48am 8:30 am f Columbus 11:45 am B:o0 am 3:52pm 4:40pm 10:84pm 5:55pm jll:30piu JPittoburg.." 7opm .... , Noa. 1. 6, 7 and 10 rnn Daily. 23am e:oam , All other trains Daily .except Sunday. SUehmoa and Cnicao Division. Nov. 30, 1874. OOINO KOBTH. v . -... No. 2. No. 8. No- 10- Clncinnat. 7:30 am 70 pm Richmond 10:30am 10:10 pm Hagerst'n 11:16 am 10:52 pm Newcastle ll.-SOam 11:21 pm Anderson 1:10 pm 12:18 an Kokomo... 30 pm l:ooam Loeansp't. 4:00 pm 3:05 am Crown Pt 75 pm 6:20 am Chicago 90 pm 80 am GOING SOUTH. No. 1. No. 3. -j Chicago 70pm 820 am , ;.' Crown Pt 9:40 pm 104 am t Logansp't. 12:40 am 10 pm ., Kokomo... 1:45 am 2:20 pm ...... Anderson. 8:37 am 4:11 pm NewCattle 4:37 am 58 pm . . Haserst'n. 5:08 am 5:38 pm , :.. ! Richmond 5:50 am 6:20 pm .' i Cincinpat. 90 am 9-JJ5 pm r j No. 10 leaves Richmond daily. No 1 leaves Chicago daily. All other trains; run daily. except annaay. . : 1 Little Miami Divlsloji. V Nov. 30, 1874. : . 5f OOINQ WEST. No. 2. No. 4. No. 6. f No. 10. Pittsburg DresJunc 3olumb's Liondon Xenla.... - Morrow ' Clnclnatl Xenla. Dayton. Rlchm'd. 20 pm 23 am 728 am 105 am 7:30 am 12:3.) pni 2:50 pni 3:iapm 4:37 pm 5:30 pm 6:50 pm 4:37 pm 6:15 pm 9:12 pm! 120 n't. 520 am 6:20 am 15 am 11:15 am 12:20 pm 125 pm 220 am 3:40 am 6:15 am .7:30 am fcoopm 1220 pm 120 pm 3:15pm 6:30 pm 8:35 am . Ind'polisJ GOING EAST. No. 1. No. 3. No. 5. No. 7." Ind'polis Richmnd 9:25ami .i-.i1; Dayton. .. :50m 7:45 am z:opm;.... ?:!El"-";;ur . Aenis Clncinntl 7:45am Morrow Xenla .. 93 am 9:55 am J 2: pmj 8:30 pm 2-50 am :o&pmr:.jpm London... 10:51am O-tui ... Column 'sillMSam 105an 65 pm 11:30 pm - 'J ' ... a I'll. ('Ill Wtopm lOMopill DresJunc W7pml B3pm 1:30 am ' - 23 am' 6:45 am .flttshurgl 70 pmi, Nos. 1. 67. and 10 run Daily to and from Cincinnati. All other Trains DM1 v,except "' Sunday. . W. D. O'BRIEN, ' Genl Passengerand MCket Agent. C K. A Ft. "Wayne Railroad. UOINO NOKTH. 1 GOINO SOUTH. G R ml & exJL00 am Portland ac..4;U0 pm Portland ac... 9:00 am G R m'l fe ex. 6:25 pm psTCOMAXl'V, or tteni Clirmln;'. 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A Story of Lots and Constancy. Let me recount to you a true love story; a story of love; pure and unde filed love as it was io the beginning, ia now, and ever shall be, world with out end. For love is all things in one tons. It is hope and fear and joy and despair; it ia truth and it is false hood: it ia anything, in short, that you arc pleased to call it; and it can repre sent the brightness of heaven or the blackness of perdition. ; ' "Love is a melting of the soul." It was late in the afternoon of a i dull autumnal day that a group of j young people came chatting down the door of a cathedral church in an old Atlantic 6eaport town., They were rucmber3 of the choral society attached to the church, and they had evidently been there for rehearsal. Within, this great building yawned black and lonely, save in the gallery, where, over the organ, a gas jet sprung rays of light in the gloom and the sound of. , softly-subdued voices broke through the stillness. The visible occupants were two, a man and a maiden young, both, and with the cabalistic word, "lovers," gleaming, as did the mysterious hand writing of old on the wall, on their foreheads. . Robert Field, the organ ist, was turning over some sheets of manuscript music with an absorbed air, while by his side stood Hester I leathersleiph, her pretty face full of anxious interest as she watched his movements. A little cloud of uneasi ness wrinkled her forehead now imd then as she saw the rent edges of an gry clouds scud by the narrow slit of window going to the east, where the gray sea lay tossine stormily. , , "Well, Robert,"' she said at last, droppiDe her slim hand on his shoul- i der. "Well, Robert, what ia it ?"; ' lhe musician s dark,) serious lace lighted for a moment,gloriouslyy as i he turned ana, toot ttte little ungiovea ! hand in his. . , -,: , if . ! . ; I asked you to ' stay. Hester, le- j" cause I wish to play for you some pas sages irom -my new piece, - l snail submit it to tho society at Music Hall to-morrow, andv Hester, I want, your opinion in advance. - j ' -'-.- .The young girl laughed a little, rippling laugh of gleeful enthusiasm. "My opinion ! Why, Robert, you know beforehand what that will be. It would be nothing but a form ask ing it.!', .- Robert raised , the little hand ten derly to his lips., , ...., i--' "I : know that love makes gentle critics of us all." he said, wisely. i "Rut now I want yon to forget who is '. the author ot the melody ana to ezer i cise your judgment without ? stint. rj Remember, itoo, that love is the theme; love which, wisely or unwisely, f hopes all things, believes all things, ; and endures ail things unto the end.' !' And then he turned to the organ. He v played slowly at first. It was a lovely as if a soul were waiting somewhere in the shadow. Then, as brightness entered, the theme asserted itself. Those wonderful tones climbed high er and higher, expressive of a great faith, of a fond, mad triumph and be wildering joy." On and on the chords t swept; it was as if a living chain ol light ran around the world. . When he had finished there was silence (or a moment between these two. The lingering echoes rolled back and forth till ouc by one they too escaped into stillness. Then lies' ter Fleathersleigh 6tooped, and, with Quivering lips and tear-wet eyes, rev- erently kissed the bowed forehead of 1 1 her lover. -: " i ) . i ""Oh, my darling!" sh5 cried, "it is ! bo beautiful ! I am so proud of you. i Who taught you to play like that?" j A proud and satisfied smile curved j; Itobert r leld s lips as he listened. -I "My love for you, which is so great, ( so all-absorbing, that my music seems "! to be put a poor expression of it." y. Then lifting her head he gazed for I a moment with wistful tenderness in , to tbaroserpink beauty of her, small, f sweet face, t" You think it is a tri iumph, then, dear? Ah, Hester, are ' you sure you speak for the music it self, or only out of a tendersniercy , horn of vour love for me ?" :j: i:i. ;vt 'A tt,. preiiy -vioiei eyea out oi ine uruooy languor of youth's enchanting dreams. lender mercy ior you, sne repeat- . ed. Ihen ner roice cnanced. Ah, . ltnl.rl ;f mv lv ori ,ntfi . I . . . I . . . I. I 11 my luve can uiatvc jua 1 write line mat uuw, ineu yuur luiuit be full of inspiration, for I shall 1 love you more and more the longer J know you. 1 shall love you more and more forever!" j She wound her arm about his neck nnd with tender, maiden sweetness kissed his forehead, kissed his wavy " hair, and kissed the thin, pale hand . which lay nervelessly, on the yellow ; organ keys.'; And then a stillness f crept about them a stillness more fraught with eloquent joy than any measure of golden speech could have been. - . ; . While they thus stood hand in hand talking, lhe curtain behind them par titioning off the long gallery parted, , and a dark face peered through. It was a man's face, handsome but cruel in that purple gloom of gathering shadow. It was no friendly face, either, that, with its many changes of hate and jealous anger, and furious despair seemed, while the lovers talk t ed, to be playing a dark and etortny j accompaniment to the idyl of their love. ' A sudden, sngry burst of wind at the narrow window roused them un , pleasantly to a sense of night and the nearing storm. Uh, the ram 1 cried Hester, with a pale face. "How thoughtless of us i to stay, and vou have that long, deso- late walk over the cliffs in the dark V . "Never mind," cried Robert, stout- ly. "There are such light and , warmth within me that I shall not heed a passing touch of wind and wa ' ter. I will see you to your door first, '.and then good-night." "My cousin Oonrad promised to come for me," Hester answered. "I t wonder what detains him. Iris too f bad for me to take you all this long way out of your route." "I like it better 60," the young man said, gravely.1 "I, do not like your cousin, Conrad, and I am not willing to trust you to his care. Oh, my dar liog!" he went on, earnestly, "if my I music but brings me lame and fortune Mflliiffi "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT! Richmond, there will be no more good-nights, no more partings in the storm for us." They passed down the stairs and out into the street together, unconscious of the shadow closing upon them, ' nearer and blacker. At the door of Hester's home they parted with a lin gering good-by. "My precious music," cried Robert, buttoning his coat closer about him. "No harm must come to that. It represents fame and fortune and love and honor for thee and me, my dar ling." Hester lifted a small,' wet face to peer into the gloom. "I wish you could stay," she said. "And oh, Robert, be careful of the cliffs the path is eo lonely and dangerous. I shrill come early to lehearsal to-morrow for the sake of knowing that you -"Do!"- he answered.. "I shall bring you glad tidings. Success ia too near for me to miss it now. Good night, good night, my sweetheart!" And so speaking he passed from her ! into the shadow of his waiting doom After that night or 6torm the day dawned clear and cold. At St. Paul's the Choral Society, just then in the first flush of enthusiasm over a new t oratorio, gathered early. One two t three ! the great bells chimed the hours, and the singers waited patient--ly lor their leader. Something had detained him, most likely; he would come soon ! - The hour struck four, and he had not come, and Hester Heathersleigh, with a heart heavy as lead in her bosom, fell on her knees in an agony of prayer. "Oh, my God !" she cried, reckless of who might hear her, "he is dead. My Robert U dead ! He has been lost in the cruel storm." Some one, pitying, touched her arm. It was her cousin, Conrad Charteris; he was looking down at her with a pale face a face paler far than that with which he had spied upon her yesterday behind the gallery curtain. Her piteous cry had touched even his stony heart. . ' ' "'Hush !" he whispered, "here ia news from him from Robert; come and hear what it is." 1 ' . A note had been brought by a swift running messenger,, and a shudder ran round the waiting circle of listen ers when its contents were made known. It was signed by the leading physician of the city, and stated that Robert Field had been picked up that morning at the loot ot tlie clifis and taken home for dead. lie was now, at the date of writing, lying in an in sensible condition, and it was impos sible to tell what the extent of his in juries were, or if there were any hone of Lis ultimate recovery. A horror-stricken silence followed the reading of the note, broken at last by a low, sobbing cry from Hes ter Heathersieigh's white lips. , "I must go to him oh, I must go to .him! Who will take me? You! you !'-and she caught Conrad Char teris by the arm. V : - v; i He shrank away from her with a gesture, much as if she had pierced him with a knife. His black eyes dilated horribly. I? I go with you to see him?" he cried. "What are you thinking of ? What do you take me for?" Then noting her aston ished look he made a fierce struggle for composure; but his hand shook like withered leaves. "Why do you wish to go to him ?" ho questioned angrily. "He would not recognize you and it is no place for you ! Let me take you home." She snatched un her shawl and bound it with trembling fingers about her shoulders. ' "I tell you I shall go to him," , she answered. "I was to have been his wife, and, living or dead, ray place is now by his side. You can come with me it you like!" And she flew down the steps. - It seemed an age to her, that short time she was On the road leading to the lonely house of Robert Field's widowed mother; and when at last, bj' dint of her prayers and tears, she was suffered to approach the bedside, she looked down on a very different Rob ert Field from the one with whom she had parted in such high hope the night before. ; . The bruises were chiefly about the head, the physician said gravely, and even if he recovered it was doubtful if his mind would ever be sound again. Hester heard him, and with a great sob (ell on her knees by the bedside. Where now were the brilliant aspira tions, the tender hopes, the gay cour ase and stout-hearted faith of one short day gone by ? Lost! lost ! Suc- cess so near to him, sud yet to fail. Triumph so nearly won, and yet to pass by on the other side. "Robert, O my Robert! Look up ! Speak to me, or, I, too, shall die!" Ah ! but love remained. Love un-' changed and unfaltering. This, then, was left the blessing of a love which believes all thinse, hopes all things, and endures all things unto the end. The drawn white face on the pillow did not change at Hester's cry, but under the half closed lids the dull eyes gleamed feebly and the slender hand outside on the coverlet groped helplessly. Hester took his ha-nd in hers, ana tl en quick as lightning, by some strange, subtle instinct rather than by any demonstration of his, she felt that the poor stricken senses were trying to break through the darkness that enveloped, them, and make their uuknown want understood. . 'Robert, Robert! what is it?" she cried, "what is it that you want to make us understand?" f The helpless movement of his lips, the helpless groping of his fingers were enough to make one weep. Hes ter kept her ear to his mouth. "What is it, Robert, dear? Tell me what is it you want ?" , , Tho stiffened lips strove with a mighty effort to move, and this time one word was feebly articulated : "Music!" s - Hester looked up with a startled exclamation : "Music ! He calls for hs music. Do you not heai ? Where is it? Who knows about it? Is it lost?' she questioned eagerly. Again that terrible attempt at speech. The dull eyes opened wide. The feeble fingers clenched themselves in Hester's hand, and,-with a last mad effort of expiring, desperate strength, he raised himself, and shrieked : ' - "' ' "My music! Find it! Save it!" And then he fell back on his pillow like one dead. . "You have killed him," said the ?hysician, angrily, and at , the words lester, with a moan, dropped, down insensible. ' - -. ; LET ATT, THE ENDS THOU AIM'ST AT, BE THY GOD'S, THY Wayne county, Not dead ! But when, after weeks and months of painful illness, he faced the world again, he looked like a shadow out of the past. But bent and aged, with scarred forehead and whitened locks, the wreck of his body was not the greatest avil that had be fallen him; for of the brilliant genius of other days not a vestige was left. Saddest of all, the miserable ghost of his lost hopes haunted him, and in the ruined chambers of his darkened intellect he was forever groping, try ing to gather up the mystic chords of tuneful thought which no longer vi brated to his magic touch. The lost manuscript music had never been re covered, and, though his feeble mind failed to take in the greatness of hia loss, the shadow of something beauti ful which was to have been, but, somehow, failed to be, lay on him, and gave his face a wistful look, which was sadder far in its mute en durance than any wail of speech could have been. " . . ' Music wa3 to him now something akin to the sound of "sweet bells jan? gled out of tune and harsh." One day in early spring he went to the church for the first time, leaning on Hester's arm. The old, familiar look of the place struck him forcibly and aroused his dormant wits. He sat down to the organ and glided his hands over the keys; a few jangling, 1 discordant chords followed, wander- ; . 1 . .1.1 1 mg and disconnected; men nis lace changed, and, with a. terrible cry, he flung his head down on his arms. "Oh. Hester ! tell me what it is I have lost. Sometimes I almost reach it it is my mind, something beautiful which I almost grasp, and then it eludes me and fades awaj I have lost it now. Hester ! Hester ! take ie home." She kissed him and soothed him with sweet womauly words, and when he wa3 more composed Fhe led him away. ; - ; - Soon after that they were married. In vain ; Hester's friends threatened and opposed, her. She was quietly determined. ! . . .; . "He loved me when friends and fortune smiled on him,", she answered them. ' "He would have given me ev ery great gift which the world; was ready to bestow on him for love of his beautiful genius, and shall I .desert him nowl when misfortune has over taken him? Perhaps oh, perhaps some time God may restore to him hia lost mind." Tears filled her lovely, soft, pathetic ryes. "If I dared to hope it oh, if I but might hope for it, how willingly would I give my life to have it so." ' t U 5 J ; , . The day before her wedding she re ceived a visit from Conrad Charteris. "It shall not be !" he cried out, ve hemently.. "Do you realize what you arc doing? Why, you had better far die at once, for Robert Field is but little better than an idiot." And if he were an idiot, returned Ilesler bravely hiding-hor hurt-at tho4.anit-d!terrufa4:e wuth a cent. brutal words, "even then I would marry him, I love him, and if not one vestige of his glorious intellect re mained I , would be Robert Field's wife and a proud ouo too." "I believe you would !" answered Conrad, looking with a fond, mad longing into the pale face lifted so undauntedly to his dark gaze. "Hes ter, you will drive me mad. I would to heaven that Robert Field was dead. Why did he not die that night last winter?" and he struck his hand furi ousJy en the table in a blind frenzy of despair. "God knows it was from no lack of purpose in you th-it he did not die," returned Hester spiritedly. .. i She spoke at random, but Conrad shrank away with a white face. The idle words evidently hit him hard. They cut close and sharp as steel iu their unexpected descent, and wheel ing abruptly about he left her and did not seek her again. They were married quietly and after that, in the tender security of his modest home, under the fond and cherishing care of his wile, health and strength came slowly back to the shattered frame of Robert Field. Slowly, too, out of the darkness he began to wrench, one by one, the se crets of his prisoned mind. Old mel odies began to shape thJ-niselves un der his touch, discordant and frag mentary at first, but gradually assum ing symmetry and power. "Not quite a wreck !" ho would sigh, wistfully. . "Some day tomc good genii will unlock my prison doer and set me free. In the child that was born to them a beautiful boy who sang sweet mu sic in every tone of his childish voice his pride was great He talked ol him, listened to him, watched him and dreamed of him, predicted a fu ture of which Bertrand was to bo the perfect flower, the very golden rose of joy. So the five j'ears passed and sweet Hester Field's lair face grew heavenly beautiful to sec, with its tired look of patient waiting. God only knows how her heart failed her now at times, or with what fierce power she wrestled with her growing doubts and prayed for strength to help her bear this cross whose thadow fell even darker and deeper on her young life. Had her love, then, been a sacraSce in vain? But one day the answer catr.e ! Returning one afternoon from a long walk, Robert Field stopped in the hall, spell-bound by the triumph ant strains of soma new and beautiful melody floating through the rooms. His worn face flashed with the old light of inspired thought; his eyes dilated; his whole form shook with a mysterious emotion. "What is it? what is it? he aked of his wife, who came to inest him. "Beitrand's music!" auswered proud mother Hester. "He has been engaged with a long time. He meant it to be a surprise for you." Robert Field threw tip his arms with a joyful cry. "It is mine mine ! My lost mu$ic ! The music I played for you that long forgotten day ! Hark ! Hester, do you not recognize it now?- Oh! to think that it has slept so long; and now comes back to me so fresh and fair. This is my treasure which was lost to me and now is returned to me after many years.? Brought back by a little child ! Our child, Hester ! Oh, thank God for that r Rushing into the parlor he swept Bertrand from the stool, and seating himself at the organ, with one power ful sweep of his hands over the keys he summoned his God-given genius from the tomb of his vouth and b.nh it stand, resurrectionized in new life Indiana, oct. g, before him. On and on the music swept; not a note was lost; not a chord dropped out of the splendid , work. Shoutingly, exultantly the tones leap-, ed forth, "and their name was called Wonderful.' V On, on! Up and onl At last, from sheer exhaustion, the musician dropped to the floor and lying there at Hester's feet, he wept tears which were no shame to him. "It is the very same," he cried. "Bertrand has written it out note for note, a counterpart of -my, own work. Is it not an awful thing to think of? My own work, and yet his! Who but God can explain it? And oh, Hester! The darkness is all gone now. Let : me thank God for that." Then wrapping his arms about her, Robert Field kissed his wife's pale face and kissed her tender mouth, her wavy hair, and her slim, pale, faithful hands. "JJywife! my wife! Oh, what if your love had failed you, Hester ? If in those terrible first hours of my misfortune your true heart had been one whit less true, then I should have been lying in my grave to-day, a bro ken and forgotten man !" So fame and success in the latter days of his life came, not unwelcome ly, to Robert Field. The world wel comed his famous piece with none the less. acclaim for its long delay and for the strange story which accompanied it.. One truth only concerning that, fatal night Robert withheld known ' alone to his faithful wife. But Con rad Charteris had long ago disap peared from the town and was seen , no more among them. ; So he and Hester buried the secret in their hearts, contented that it shor.ld be so for God is his own avenger. - They had been taught a wonderful lesson, too, by One who, having lived on earth, knew what the full fruition of earthly life must be, and wbo gave, ere He passed away from among men, the crowning blessing of His wisdpm in a last, new commandment Love ye one another ! r : NASBY. Inflation nt the Corners- -The Smnafe or the nlimltcl Trust ami Confi dence Company Thrilling Kccncs. 3 From the Toledo Blade, In the" Swamp, Near Confedrit ) X Roads, Wich is in the ' t State rjv Kentucky. J ' ' September 16, 1875. . There is a gloom onto the Corners ! Our sun uv prosperity is sot, and my hopes is blasted. The Onliiuited Trust and Confidence Company is not eggsackly no more, but is near onufl dead to make it safe to bury it on a voucher. Its eyes is sot. After a brilvant career of Jive weeks of corrus- cating along the sky uv finance, shed- din blessings at every jump, its iiie hez gone, its brilyancy hez departed, We hevnt suspended, nor lailed, nor closed our doors, nor nothin, for the simple reason that the bank was constructed on an ijee that made fail in impossible and the elosiu uv. doors onnessary. Ez we don't hev to re deem, wat sheb we fail for? Ez we don't perpose to pay nothin, wat shel we close our doors for? Tber aint nothin hide-bound about this bank. The people is welcome to come in and discuss finance, and put ther feet on the benches and spit tobacker joose on the floor, jest cz friendly es they choose, and they may do it ez long ez they choose. No, the Onlimited Trust and Confi dence Company aint failed, but it's kinder petered out, ez it were, j It is expirin of dry rot. : Its notes, wich is its blood, aint hevin any cirkelashsn. The people dont take em with that cheerfulness wich is necessary to a proper bankin bizness. Legislashen don't fetch em. The ordinance wich made death the penalty for refoosin our ishoos only worked so far ez tak in em for taxes. . The corporashen did take em for taxes iu pursooance uv their own legishishen, and here wuz where the trouble begun. The taxes wuz levied on a greenback basis, and -the entire levy amounted to 8,000. Well, the taxes, ior the first time in the history uv the Corners, wuz all pade in full with great promptness. A more prompter set of taxpayers I never seed. The treasurer hed $8,000 uv our ishoos, when it wuz "necessary to buy a plow and four spades to do some work on the roads. .In vane he tried to git em. The dealers at home knowin wat currency he hed to pay in suddenly got out uv plows and spades, and when he went to Looisville it took 1,000 uv his currency to pay his fare, and he offered the hardware dealer the other 7,000 for tho imple ments he wanted, but it wouldn't go. lie hed to come back without em. Then he come and demanded some currency uv us wich he cood yoose, f wich uv course, wo hedut got none, and he become an opponeut uv our system. Two shoemakers, each with ?70, 000 uv our money, coodent buy a side of sole leather to continyoo their biz ness with, and hed to stop our rail roads an 1 turnpike bed to stop becoz, hevin got to the piut where we hed to hcv iron and nales and sich things, we coodent go on; so all tho laborers hed to be discharged, wich made a desprit populashen all howlin agin us. t ' But the wiist wuz yet to come. We could hev weathered all this, but alas! Bascom failed ! . This wuz the finiehin blow the great stagger from wich the Corners cood not possibly recover. Bascom made a lively fite, and I must say did all that he could to stand up for us. He raised the price uv drinks to ?2 per drink, and when he saw his barls rapidly failin, he tried to keep the Corners agoin by waterin his likker, jest ez we hed watered the currency. ?! But the expedients didn't work. The higher the price he put ou his likkers the more the people seemed to want to drink of it.' It seemed to be a delite to em to pay out our money ef they got anything watever for it. Jut they wouldnt.do wot ISascom most desired that woodent stand his They sed to him : aint enuff charge $4. 18 to say they watered whisky. "Ef 2 a drink Its all wun to us. Set cm up agin.' An the bar-room full wood step tip and take suthin, and the man who asked em wood throw down on the bar a peck uv our currency and tell ' Bascom to help himself. COUNTRY'S AND TRUTH'S!' 1875; Bascom com to us and begged that we shood let him hev suthin that he cood yoose to restock his bar. He said the deelers in Looisville laffed in his face when he offered em our money for likker, and he had but two barls left. An them two barls wuz vizably shrinkin every minit. It seemed ez though the populis got inBane for lik ker at the very time that; we didn't want em to hev it. For the first time in my life I wanted the Corners to be temprit, for every drop drawd from the barls brought our bank that much neerer its end. I sot opposite Bas com's and saw the crowd go in with a sinkin sensashen that wuz akin to death. Drink by drink it went, and ez ef they coodent eggshaust it fast enuff by the single drink they got to comin for it in tin dippers. - "How does it hold out?" was the message I sent him at 10 a.' m. The answer came promt : 10:05 a. m. Wun barrel untutched 20 gallons in the other, and sinkin every minit. B. Then I sent this: 10:20. Fill her up with water. Keep Jefferson Davis a pourin in. Hold the fort. , N. And the answer came: ,t y 10:25. Jefferson Davis is a histin in water ez fast ez he kin carry it. Mrs. Bascom is a rinsin out old bar rels, to which she adds kyan pepper and camfene. Ef I hed some Scotch snuff it wood help. Will hold out ez long ez possible. But it'a. terrible. A man jist come gallon. Twenty minits in and demands a B. thereafter Bascom sent this : "Have, jist pu a spigot in last barl, and the Corners is a howlin'. It won't last an hour. B." . Then an expedient sejested itself to me. I sent this note : "Time is everything." Bust the spigot and delay drawin'." ' N. Wich he did, thus keeping, the wolves at bay for an hour while it wuz bein repaired. .' But why harrow the public buzuni with the details uv this painful story? The end wuz inevitable. Drop by drop, drink by drink, pint by pint, that likker wuz ebbiii eway, and each drop weakened the bank. That lik ker wuz our life-blood, and ez it flow ed we wilted. Waterin the barl wuz merely a palliative and it wuz with a feelin uv relecf that I saw George. W, throw up his hands and exclaim : ' It's all gone but a gallon, wich I t-hel keep for my own yoose. It's all fone, and I can't git another drop in looisville." And he dropt his head despondenly on a pile uv over $12,000 uv our cur rency, wich he had'nt taken off the bar, and wept despondingly. , "Why can't you git more?" de manded the exeited populis. "Becoz I aint got no money but this, nnd yoo coodeut git a barl uv whisky in Looioville for a car-load uv it. i : I attempted to reason with the peo ple. I told em that one reason uv our wealth wuz that we hed it in a currency that we coodent spend away from home, thus keepin our capital among ourselves, but they retoosed to listen to me. They d d my bank they d d me. They went for the bankdetermined ef tlure wuz anr thing there that cood be turned into likker Bascom shood hev it. It, is onneceseary to remark that they didn't find anything. Antissipatin an onpleasantnis, we have removed the valyoobles to a place uv safety; wich wuz the under side uv my bed at Deekin Pogram's. ; Then they ' demanded that the money they held be redeemed into soiuethin they cood yoose, but uv course wo declined to discuss the matter, referrin them to the terms uv the ijhoo ez expressed on the note, ez well ez their own indorsement uv the skecm. But this didn't satisfy em..' They deliberately brought out $675,000 uv the ishoos uv the various banks, and pilin it up on the street, set fire to it, dancin a demoniac dance around it. This atnoczed me, for uv. course I hed no earthly objeckshun to their redeemin nv it in that way, but when I seed em riggin ropes to the trees in the visinity. I remarkt to my fellow ofnsers: Gentlumcn, yoor president hez pressin biznis in yonder forest!" and 1 got out ez rapidly ez my poor wasted lims wood permit. I flatter myself that I made tollerable time for a man uv my age, whose strength is mostly in his stumick. Iudeed, when I turned : and saw ten or a dozen uv the foremost men uv the Corners close behind me, and all shou tin, "Hang the d d theef I" no gentle gazelle that ever I heerd uv ever skimmed the plain ez did.- 1 did not cease run nin till I got into the middle uv the big swamp, in a place that I knowd wua sekoor f roin em. ' Wat bekom uv the other dircekters I don't know. The last fond look that I turnod toarda the bank I saw Issaker Gavett and Dekin Pogratn strugglin in the hands uv the mob, with was playfully forcin eia to sit down on a burnin pile uv their own currency. . . ' I am in a deserted swamp wich wuz yoosed by runaway niggers in the old times, and am fed by a nigger farmer, who hez not heerd uv the collapse, and consekently takes his pay in the Onlimited. . Ef the nooze erer gets to him uv the reel condishun uv things, and he shets off supplies, or reveeb mv where abouts, I am a lost man. Wat changes there iz in life! A week ago a successful fiuanseer, and the pet uv the populis the savior uv thi Corners! Te-day a hunted fugi tive livin 011 corn hoe-cakes furnished by a nigger! One needs tn be a filoso fer. Petroleum V. Nasby, Late President uv theOnlimited Trust and Confidence Company. N. B. I have heerd from the Cor ners. . The ungrateful people after half killin the officers of the bank, passed resoloosheus that we wuz all a pack of theeves, and that them ez hed sold land and - sich . for our money shood soo for recovery thereof, and that they'd hang any judge or joory wich woodent decide agin us. Bascom hez gone back onto us and hez sold back to Pollock and Bigler the store we boucht uv cm, and hez got greenbax enuff to get a few barls uv likker and hez reopened. He hez put the price down to 5 cents agin, and refoofes to take anything for it but nickels or postal currency., He Tusri NO. 30 sez he ain't gittin ez many cart-loads nv money ez he did in the inflaBhen period, but he's satisfied. The most uv the citizens iz bankrupt and rooin iz everywhere. Oh, why did their; faith give oat at the wrong time! P.V.N. Astronomical Prediction. ' . , Prof. Daniel Rlrkwood, of Bloomlngton, Ind., in New York Tribune. To the amateur astronomer a brief enumeration of the principal phenom ena to occur in the near future will, not be without interest. The follow-' ing. list ; includes the total eclipses of the sun ' and moon, the transits of Mercury and Venus,' occulations of fixed stars by the moon, the return of periodic comets, the probable dates of meteoric showers, and the epochs of maxima and minima of solar spots, from the present time till the close of the nineteenth century: 1815. On the morning of November 23, Spiea Virginis, a well known star of the first magnitude, will be occult ed by the moon. " The immersion be hind the moon's bright limb will oc cur about twenty minutes before 2 o'clock, or a few minutes after the moon shall have risen. The occulta tion will continue about one hour and twelve minutes. 1876. Three occultations of ' the Pleiades will take place in the last three months of the year, viz: On , October 6, November 30, and Decem ber 28. The phenomena may be well observed with a small telescope, i 1877. D' Arrest's comet will return to perihelion in January of this year. A total eclipse of the moon, invisible in this country, will take place on t 27th of February. Another will oc cur on the 23d of August, partly visi ble in the Eastern States. ' 1878. This will be the next year of sun-spot minima. On May 6, Mer cury will pass over the sun's disk, the transit occupying seven hours forty seven minutes. . This, with a single exception, is the longest duration of a transit on record. On the 28th of July there will be an eclipse of the sun, total in Colorado and also in the island of Cuba. No other opportuni ty of witnessing a total solar eclipse in our country will occur till after the close of the present century. Encke s comet and the second comet or lobT, will both return to perihelion in Au- lbiy. J5rorsen s comet, or snort; pe riod, will pass its perihelion about the last of June. 1880. Winnecke's comet (period 5y. 7m.) will return about midsummer. ' m mm V The moon will be totally ecupsea on December 16; invisible in the United States. 1881. A transit of Mercury on No venber 7. Faye's comet may be look ed for in January, and Encke's in No vember. 1882. The sun will be totally eclips ed May 17: the phenomenon bing visible in Egypt and Persia. 7 The great astronomical event of the year will be the transit of Venus, on the 6th of December, which will be visi blo in the United States. ' - 1883. A maximum of sun-spots is to be expected thia year. The comet of 1812. whose period was estimated at 70 years and 8 months, may be expect- " ed some time dunag the year. 1 ne comet of D'Arrest may also be looked for in June or July. 1884. The second comet of 1867 will pass its perihelion in April. A con siderable display of the meteors of April 20 may be expected with some probability. The period of this clus-, ter is supposed to be about 27 years. A total eclipse of the moon will oc cur on the 4th of October. 1885. The comet of Brorsen will be nearest the sun in January; those of Encke and Tuttle in March. 1886. ;Winnecke's comet will return iu February. , The sun will be totally eclipsed August 29. Visible in Gre nada and on the Atlantic. That part of the stream of November meteors which produced the showers of 1787 ( and 1820 may be expected to return between 1885 and 1888. 1887. Total eclipse 6f the sun, Au-T gust In visible in Asia and Eastern Europe, The comet of 1815, accord ing to Bessel's calculations, will be in perihelion in February. 18S8. The moon will be totally eclipsed January 28. : Encke's and , Faye's comets will return about mid-, summer. t 1889. D' Arrest's comet will return in November, and the second comet of 1867 in December. A minimum of sun-spots is expected. 4S90. Brorsen's comet will be near est the sun in August. ' 1891. A return of Winnecke's com et in September, and of Encke's in October. A transit of Mercury May 9. 1892. A display of .meteors derived from Biela's comet may be expected about November 24. . 1894. A sun-spot maximum. ' A transit of Mercury November 10. : 1895. Encke's comet will, become visible in January; the second of 1867, in August; and Faye's in December. The moon will e totally eclirsed on , the night oT March 25. 1896. Perihelion passage of Bror sen's comet in February, and of d' Ar rests' in March. A total eclipse of the sun will occur on the morning of Augut-t 19. - Visible ; In Lapland and high northern latitudes. ' 1897. Winnecke's comet will be due in April. . : 1898. Encke's comet will return in May, and Tuttle's in October.- The moon will be totally eclipsed on the night oi December 27. 1899. The maximum display of Le onids, or November meteors, may be expected this year on the morning of the 15th of the month. Considerable showers, however, will probably be witnessed each year from 1897 to 1901. Tempel's comet, which is connected with thesemeteors, and which prece ded them in 1866. will probably pass its perihelion in March, i . 1900. A total eclipse of the sun will be visible in Virginia, May 27. The first comet of 1867, whose period is 33 years and 7 months, will return in the summer of 1900. The solar-spot min imum will also occur in this last year of the century. .. ' The foregoing list makes no claim to ? completeness. " None but- total eclipses have. been, pointed out, and even some of these may ierhaps have been overlooked. The most import ant celestial phenomena, however, and especially such as may be observed in our own country, have been briefly designated. ...... - ; ' Subscribe for the Palladium. ! TES OF ADVEBTUU. On square one t : , For each subsequent insertion per 1 00 square, One square three Insertions, tine square three months. One square six months, I w. n . """H"" one year 15 00 One-fourth of a-column one year 86 00 One-half of a column one year 62 0 rhree-fourthsof a column one year 70 0 One column, one year, changeable quarterly . 100 e . -acal Hotleea 1 cents ner line. The "Outbreaka" at the Sonth. It does not appear that the last out break was political in its nature. It was prob. bly nothing more than the outcome of the prejudice against color an explosion to give vent to the ac cumulation of bad blood which had been for some time seeking an outlet. -Milwaukee Sentinel. : This in relation to the recent riot and massacre at a political meeting at Clinton, Miss. Why does it not ap pear that the last outbreak war polit ical in its nature? What single cir cumstance connected with the oloody affair should lead anybody to the con clusion that it was anything but polit ical in its nature? "Prejudice against color," indeed! White Democrats South have no "prejudice against col or," per ee? It is merely prejudice against colored men enjoying freedom and asserting political rights. , White Democrats nave been brought up with negroes. Negroes cooked for them, washed for them, nursed them, dress ed them, cuffed them when they were babies, played with them, and travel ed with them all round the globe. White Democrats have associated so intimately with negroes that they pos sess many of their characteristics. To be sure, they have robbed the negro of his labor, of his wife and children, of his dialect, and last, but not least, of a part of his color. The negro has absolutely faded, and hia hair lost its wooly appearance under . the benign influence of this intimate association! "Prejudice against color!" there is no such sentiment in the heart of the white Democrat. In the old days of slavery the Southern 6lave owner felt infinitely less contempt for the negro he was surrounded. It is true that the planter, under the old . regime, often sent his own yellow children in to the field to be scourged to their tasks by the whip of the cruel over seer. He sold his own children away from their mothers into slavery, and worse than slavery. But he rarely killed them, for they were property cattle worth so much per head. If he kills negroes now, it is quite clear he kills them for political reasons, and for no other. . The only difference be tween the slave and the free negro consists in the fact of freedom and the enjoyment of political and civil rights. It is these rights of which the white Democrat is jealous. It i9 against the exercise of these rights that the white Democrat entertains "prejudice." The killing of negroes is a protest against the amended Con stitution, a protest against the rights of man, and a defiance of the spirit of the age and the authority of the na tion. Formerly the master whipped his slave into obedience to his orders; now the white Democrat kills the free negro if he dares vote against him at the polls. It is not "prejudice" that induces him to become an assassin, but intolerance, nosunry . to equai rights, contempt for the Republic, which" means equal , rights. Inter Ocean. " The Vioksburg Herald says; As an innocent looking old man was go- ing up w asnington street, yesxeraay, a drayman nodded at him and asked: "Want a dray. Mister?" "No o, I guess not," replied the old man, "I m too fur from home and can't pay freight on it. Much obleeged, though. Vioksburg is a powerful nice-town. A feller back there asked me if I didn't want a coat, another inquired it I wanted a hack, and now you offer me a dray!- I wish I lived here." A boy got his grandfather's gun, and loaded it, but was afraid to fire. He, however, liked the fun of loading, and so put in another charge, but was still afraid to fire. He kept on charg ing, but without firing, until he got six loans in the old piece. .His grand mother, learning his timidity, smartly reproved him, and, grasping the old continental, discharged it. - Tho re sult was tremendous, throwing the old lady on her back. , ' She promptly struggled to regain her feet, bat the boy cried out:, . '' . "Lie still, granny! There are five more charges to go off yet!" ; , ? A Dutchman read somewhere that money doubled- itself by compound interest every fourteen years if it was put carefully away and leit untouch ed. The guileless Hollander at once dug a hole in the cellar and buried four hundred dollars in a tea-kettle. This was fourteen years - ago last Wednesday. On that day he rose at 4 o'clock in the morning and "resur rected" his cash, with the confident expectation that it had increased to eight hundred dollars,; .His' disap- J (Ointment was great, and when his riends interview him about mathe matics now, he expresses the opinion that "Dot arithmetics ish all a lie! ' The Drawer was chatting a few weeks ago on the piazza of the United States Hotel at Saratogo, with a bright .German gentleman, retired from busi ness who related the following little anecdote: "Going down to New York, the other night, ' he said, "I got to chatting with a German acquaintance, and asked him what he was doing." "Veil," he replied, "shoost now I am doing nodings, but 1 have made ar rangements to go into pizness." "Glad to hear it. What are you going into?" "Veil, I goes into partnership mid a man." "Do you put in much capital?" "No; I doesn't put in no gapital." "Don't want to risk it, eh?" "No, I puts in - de experience." : "And he puts in the capital?" "Yes. dot is it. We goes into pizness for dree year; he nuts in de capital. I puts in de ex perience. At de end of dree year I vill haf de gapital, und he vill haf de experience.' Harper's Magazine. Major Barney's discovery in tele graphing, with some improvements made by M. Godener, a Frenchman, was experimented upon in Belgium lately. One operator sent simultane ously to Ostend and Antwerp, from Brussels the same dispatch at the rate of 600 words a minute," From Ostend to : Brussels a dispatch was sent at the rate of 1,092 words a min ute. " ;' ; - - - -" ' -' : . The conclusion of a little speech by Red Dog was as f ollowsi. "There was a man walking upon the shores of the f;aAM; m n ,t ik A . V , -I 1 1'iioouwi, ouu me usuuub ireniDieci. f. That man was Red Dog. There was a man . wno was walking by the Platte, ana tne eariu snoot, lie was Red Dog. r And there is a man who treads the bank of the WThite River and the tribes listen and obey, and ho .is Red Tli - - - - - K aw 2 00 t flfl 9 00