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Th* Increase of the gr«w^h of the
cotton mill industry In e during
the laA lw» yean been enormous.
It \m eetimateJ '^a least 118,000,000
have fceee invested in this time, and
from September 1,18S1, to Septem
*** *, 18K, there has been an Increase
Of 46 percent in the number of spindles
contained in the various mi Us io the
cotton State*, and at pfwent they num
ber, including Maryland, 1,237,409. The
New Orleans Timet AmwjT says Urn
boom still continues, and prophecies a
further increase of at least 45 per cent
In the number of sptodke in the Sooth
daring the present business year.
Sk>s*aTto>*al reports are again being
spread that the great oowet now blazing
in the morning sky will return next j
year, fiall into the sun, and by the col
lision increase the sun's heat to such a
degree that all living things upon the
earth may be destroyed. Thfct is, of
course, based upon 'the theory that the
present comet is identical with the j
great comet of 1880, and that every j
time it approaches the sun it dote it in
a narrower orbit than before. In bet,
however, the most careful observations
of the comet go to show that it is not
Identical with the comet of 1380. The
mathematicians who are now at work
on the problem stay that it cannot re- !
turn in lees than eight or ten years. It
may be identical with the comet of i
1*43, or it may be another body moving j
in the same path. There is no proof of
any narrowing of its orbit, and the ,
astronomers do not expect it to strike
the euu. If it should fall into the sun
its mam is comparatively so slight that
it would ptoduce no Appreciative eifbet
on the"earth.
Wk of the afternoon of the nineteenth
ceatury hav# become accustomed to It,
but when railroad# are re first intro
duced, the more sagacious of our fore
father* wagged their head* and uttered
dismal prophecies. The old fashioned
stage coach aad canal boat were good
enough for them and a great deal safer
withal. Besides the introduction of
railways would rob thousand* of em
ployment as driven, and would of ne
cessity entail great suffering. On the
contrary, the railways, while ^cilitating
transportation, have furnished employ
ment to a thousand fold more men.
The army now employed by the roads
of thfci country alone nuuil>ers 1,600,000,
of whom 1,300,WW are regularly en
gaged in railroading, with a supple
mentary army of 400,000 working on
uew lines. As with railroad* so it is
with other improvements. Every in
vention that facilitates human labor is
a blessing to all—the lal>orer as well as
the capitalist. With the lessoning of
manual labor in some directions, the
field is widened in manj' others, so that
there need be no fear that inventions
will work injury to the masses.
Bkrtha Kothcmjlik who reuouneed
Judaism to marry the Prince ALEXAN
DER de Wagram bringing to him an in
wme of $150,000 a year. Is spending her
honeymoon at his ehateau in the suburb
of Paris. This is a grand place, called
(Jros Bois, though not so pleasantly sit
uated as when Napoleon gave it to Mar
shal Bekthikr. It had belonged to a no
ble family that had emigrated, and it
had become national property. The
Emperor was liberal in giving such es
tates to his military followers, who, in
accepting them, bound themselves over
to Join in no conspiracy which had for
its object the bringing back of the bour
bons and the old aristocracy. The
Prince de Wagram succeeded in having
the grounds cut across by two railroads,
in order to replenish his treasury by
obtaining excessive damages, which he
did through official connivance. The
money enabled him to secure brilliant
matches for two of his daughters. The
third married Prince Joachim Murat
as the Emperor was declining, and ha*
since been obliged to ask ker father for
that income with which it was expected
the Emperor would keep his cousin
Joachim supplied.
The MormoQ question has again rUea
to the and i* bubbling vigorously
With good proopect that it will bubble
still wore vigorously In the imnfediate
future. It Utah the excitement ha*
reached a tempestuous state ami the
i»et that the constitutionality of the
proceedings of the Utah commission is
to be questioned and tested gi\*es to the
disnswiou ia other parts of tbe country
a deeper interest than has attached to
the ephemeral outbursts of indignation
that have periodically made their ap
pearand* heretofore.
The gist of the question is whether an
act of Congress or a territorial statute
has higher authority. An amendment
to an appropriation bill that was passed
during th* closing hour* of Congress
empowered the Governor of Utah to
declare vacant all the territorial offl-es
and appoint the successors of tbe out
going incumbents. Tbe usual August
election not having been held, accord
ing to territorial statute the incumbents
of the offices would have held over un
til tbo election next year. The reason
for this amendment was that the Utah
('onimiaion could not revise the registry
lists in time for the election, which
would have been held in August As
all tbe load offices were held by staunch
believers in the polygamous doctrines
of the church, it was dotirable, if tbe
purpose of the Edmunds' btil was to be
attained, that they should be superseded
by non-polygamists, and without some
such provisions, the former incumbents
would hold over until next year. 80 at
^akuoit the last hour this amendment
was added to the appropriation bill,
. and in accordanoe with it Governor
Murray has published a list of his ap
pointments to a large number of local
offices. But the church authoriti**
have entered uj>on a policy of resistance
and defiance. The appointees are un
abje to get possession of the offices, and
it is alreaJy evident that if the saints
have not latterly deteriorated in the
quantity and quality of backbone which
they have shown on former occasions
there is to be trouble in the near future.
The question will also probably be
tested as to the right of Congress to ap
point the commission and empower it
with tbe functions which it exercised,
on the ground that by so doing Congress
arbitrarily and unconstitutionally super
seded the election processes of the U«r
ritorv. And in addition it is po^ible
♦hat"the question will be raised as to the
riahi of Codhfranehise for be
£Tin and practice of Bform.u prin
ts. Attacked fr>a» three p.iatsat
once with mil the vigor of the wealth,
power and fonatlcism of the Mormon
efctocb, aided somewhat by unwilling
sympathy from oonsdaotioiis, If ex
i treme, oppoo^nta of Congressional *v
sumption of power, the Edmands' bill
will have a hard struggle from the first.
It Is too soon to foreo—C tbe results, for
if thne indications of resistance uvau
as much as such preparations in Utah
always have meant, It will not hate a
chance to b§ tried for some time. Its
provfeions would disfranchise the lead
ing men of the chorch, whose wealth,
position, and Influence not only shape
Mjx>licj, but also determine in large
~«*n*asure the political affairs of the ter
ritory. It is not probable that these
men will submit to such compulsory re.
Uremv*t without gathering up ail the
energkt^of the church in resistance*
The withdrawal of Henry Ward
Beecher from membership in the New
York and Brooklyn Association of Con
gregational Churches is an event that
cannot fkil to arrest attention observe*
his home organ. Mr. Beecher was bound
to that Association by many warm ties,
which must have pressed heavily upon
no sensitive and emotional a nature as
his. Its loyalty to him when Dm. Storm
and Budington and other prominent
clergymen refused to remain in fellow
ship with Ptymuuth church, led to
something like a schism in the Congre
gational community in these cities, and |
established a claim which Mr. Beecher
has never failed to recognize. It Is
easy, therefore, to give the great preacher
full credit for sincerity, when he states
that be has been moved to take this im
portant step, not liecause of any unkind
feeling toward-, or laek of sympathy
witfc, his old associates, bat simply be
cai»e be feelp that in point of belief, a
larjfe degree difference has been de
veloped between himself and them, and
because he c^jnot allow the personal
friendship thafemight make them toler
ant *f thoee differences, to betray them
into any degffce of responsibility for
ideas that they may not hold.
In view of the action of the Congre
gational Councils that recently assem
bled at New Haven,.Conn., and Quincy,
111., it may be questioned whether Mr.
Beecher's views are really so far in ad
vance of modern orthodox (Jongrega
tionalsm as be imagines, or whether a
council summoned to pass upon his
qualifications as candidate for a vacant
pulpit, might not alter all place the
stamp of orthodoxy upon even hl9 most
extreme utterances. The fact that
such councils have formally
approved the opinions of clergy
men like Dr. Newman Smyth and Mr.
Thayer, who openly reject the idea of
the plenary inspiration of the Scriptures
—leaving it optional with their hearers
to decide what portiou is inspired aud
what merely historical -would seem to
show that the denomination as a whole
is, to say the least, progressing in Mr.
Beecher's direction, if it has not already
reached his most radical position. It
may be said, however, that Dr. Smyth
and Mr. Thayer are both skilled In
veiling their exoteric utterances in a
cloud of verbiage, leaving the plain
statement of their esoteric views to a
select and sympthet ooterie; while Mr.
Beecher, with that plainness of speech
that has always characterized him,
makes no scruples in declaring "the
whole counsel of <iod," as he under
stands it, in language that the humblest
may unUenttaml. It Is bocause Dr.
Delitzsch, the great (ierman Biblicist,
has refused to do this, lest he might cast
a stumbling block in the path of some
weak brother, that the good Dr.
Delitzsch is still cited as high authority
in behalf of orthodoxy, and even by
those who understand his real position,
and it may be that if Mr. Beecher could
so far tamper with his conscience as to
follow the example of Delitzsch, he too
might retain his standing in the coun
cils of his church.
Mr. Hwher'n heterodoxy, as he ex
pounded it iu his discourse is certainly
not of the moot radical kind. He repu
diates the antiquated Calvinism that
originally served as the basis of Con
gressional theology, but that extreme
Calvinism has already been repudiated,
not merely by the great Arminian, de
nominations but also by most of those
that still adhe&r in form to the old Cal
vinbtic standard*. He rejects the idea
of a physical and senuous future pun
ishment, but the hell of material fire
and brimstone died a natural death long
ago, and only survives iu the harangue*
of ignorant Cevivalista as the waxen
semblance of notorious criminals are
embalmed in Madame Tussaud's mus
eum. The slighting reference made by
Mr. Beecher to the Pauline writings
would seem to indicate that he refuses
to acknowledge the equal authority of
every portion of the Sacred Scriptures,
but in this claim to the right ofdiscrim
' mation he has certainly been anticipat
ed by every Bill cal critic of weight and
standing of the present day. Mr. Beech
| er also rejects the dogma of original sin
and of the fall of man, with the involv
ed and correlated dogma of
the the redemption through
the sarreAcial blood of the
atonement, but even in this Mr.
Beetheb has i>een anticipated by that
numerous and influential school of di
vines who accept Darwin's hypthesis
of the origin of man, and All the radical
theories in religion that follow in log
ical sequence. In view of the fact that
Mr. Berth kk still adheres with all the
fervor ot his nature to bis belief in the
divinity of the second Person of the
Trinity, he might without aaicaam
claim to be regarded as a ohampiou of
modern orthodoxy.
'Whatever maybe thought of Mr.
Beechza/% views, it would be ungen
erous to deny him credit for the manli
ness with which he has assumed the
full responsibility for their utterance.
It is easy to understand what it must
have coat him to sever the ties that have
bound him to the New York and
Brooklyn AsHociation, and the feet that
he has made the sacrifice, deliberately
and solemnly, may be taken as suffi
cient attestation of the strength and
earnestnew of the convictions that have
led him so far from the stern creed of
the elder, the famous Lyman Bksohkb.
TW 1»m—— Mr. Icwkw,
tfry* Tmrk tJeraHL
The speech which' Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher made in withdrawing
from membership in the New York
and Brooklyn Association of Congnv
gationalists, contained .scarcely any
thing that the speaker had not already
and often said, but it was peculiarly
significant in that it indicated how rad
ically men within the pale ot an ortho
dox church may differ in belief, and
how differences that to outsiders seem
trifling may disturb the harmony of a
religious society. The withdrawing
was not from the Congregation>1
Church, but from a religion*- social a*
locialloa composed of member* of d4P
fcreut congregations, the** congrega
tions themselves being also members.
In such an association there would
seem to Le reason and necessity for
some latitude, for the peculiarity of the
Copfrrgstlonal Churcn is that each
churrh Is responsible only to Itself for
its avowed belief and Its pulpit teach
ings, Yet Mr. Beecher withdraws, so
that his associate* may no longer have
to share in whatever blame may at
tach to his alleged heterodoxy. Mr.
Beecher reannounoed his belief in the
divinity of Christ, in the doctrine of the
Trinity, tut expressed doubts a* to eter
nal punishment and characterised as
"spiritual barbarisms" some theories of
the nature of man and of sin that are
expressed in the Westminister Caie
ctusm and nominally accepted by mil
lkm* of devout follower* of Jesus who
do not realty respect the ancient sys
tem 0/theology any more tha^ Mr.
Beecher does. The Plymouth paster
merely does what any preacher should
do—he reannounces publicly such "ar
ticles Of feith" as his intellect and con
science can no longer accept The
step be has taken does not in the least
alter his relations with his own congre
gation nor does it compel any member
of hia flock to believe as the pastor
doe«, yet there is so much iron in the
faith and those who profess it that his
action caused one of t he most exciting
discussions that the t'ongregationalists
ever held. •
The growth of newspaper* and news
papers influence in this country during
the past fifty yeara, and more especial
ly since the close of the war, which un
doubtedly marks the beginning of an
epoch in national advancement, in fully
in line with the general progress of
American ideas and institutions. A
long space now separates us from the
time when the newspaper pres.* was
generally looked upon as the record
of passing events, and by political par
ties a* the mouthpiece for expressing
their views and. beliefs. The people
have grown awaj^ from such limited re
quirements, and a^demand and expec
tation'liave grownup for a broader ex
pression of the puWio feeling through
the prints. We ha ye been steadily aud
persistently looking' to our newspaper
for something higher and better than a
mere reflection of Individual opinions
and preferences, and as supply inevita
bly follows demand, as the occasion
calls forth the man fit to meet it, so the
newspaper is moving to its enlarged
work, and stepping to the higher office
ready for it. What is it the people are
demanding, and what is the real mis
sion of the newspaper of to-day? To
furnish the news is, of course, a mission
so apparent that without detracting
from its importance, it Ls only neces
sary to consider it briefly before passing
to the larger mission with which the
present purpose is chiefly concerned.
The giving of news is a work also to be
brought to the higher .standard aud put
in the line of advancement; but it will
follow us a necessary part of the larger
idea. Independent the newspaper
must be, and independent in the best
and ideal sense. "Independent jour
nalism" by a narrow definition, con
fined by the dictionary terms, does not
compass the ground. In this sense a
fair definition would be the conduct .of
a newspaper or other public journal
in a way "free from reliance upon others
and not subject to their control. It Is
simply going forward in one's own
course, self-reliant and as likely to be
wrong as right. A strinking
illustration .is furnished by a
newspaper whose course in
New York not many yo»««> njt",twuJui I
ed by a man of strong passions and pre
judices, aud since succeeded by a jour
nal of famous enterprise and wide re
nown, places it fairly under the litera
definition of independent journalism
But truth is broad and* cannot be so
narrowly bound. There is an ideal in
dependence which may be made ac
tuality. On this higher ground inde
pence in journalism may be defined as
the conscience of public affairs; say,
rather, that is the possibility toward
which it should aim. What the moral
nature is to a good man, the indepen.
dent journal may be to the community
seeing all the facts in their true bear
ings and then pointing the way. It
doe« not express new truth, but it form
ulates and crystalizes the bent of the
whole. What the right ptiblic senti
ment feels and lacks expression of that
it expresses. It is not an outside force
leading on, but is is au Inward sense,
with au adequate power of expression.
Iu this view, then, let independent
journalism be defined as the revelation
of tlie community's conscience.
The time has come when the Proli
ant Churches are generally called to ae
oount for their beliefs and their tenden
cy, and every day the investigations
into the truth* they teach and into the
method* of teaching and ways of stat
ing them is becoming more searching
and irretiLttible. It is not so much that
the heresy-hunter is on the war path as
that the faith of men is under the crit
ical eye of reason, and there is a grow,
ing unwillingness to accept the state
ment* of generation* before as as ade
quate for the want* of to-day. It Is this
critical attitude which is now generally
assumed among intelligent people
toward the Bible, toward the doctrines
of the atonement and of final retribu
tion, and even toward supernatural re
ligion. The eye of faith has become
the eye of reason, and men aro more
anxious to obtain a rational conception
of what Christianity means than to in
vest their faith in the beliefs of the gen
erations that have preceeded them.
Thh would not be a difficult matter if
their beliefs were alway^ premative or
catholic, forjthen it woul<^«nly*be neces
sary to put away raodvfrn glosses; but
the work to-day is notytoo much to re
move glosses upon doctrine* as to re
move the very statements in which the
doctrine* have been framed and release
truth from its close imprisonment in a
a thousand obsolete and dead phrases.
One is led to this point in studying
the unnest which pervades the evangel
ical denominations and indicates that
their present nystem of belief is sooner
or later to pass away. The system no
longer means what it once did; it no
longer awakes the [new generations to
piety, or fascinates the young with the
vieion of (JoI); it is only strong and in
fluential where people tread unwitting
ly in the footsteps of their fathers. At
every turn we see this. Two years ago
the foremost clergy of the Presbyterian
Council held in Philadelphia were the
men who had already thought their way
through the approaching change, and
were already sounding the note of alarm
to their brethren. A year ago the Meth
odist body, in t-be proceedings which re
sulted in the dismissal of the Rev. Dr.
Thomas from the ranks, disclosed the
fact that they were living by the arti
cles of religion which tney had bon>w
•d ten the Thirty-nine Articles of
the Church of KngUnd, and had nerer
digested Into a living part of their sys
tem. It vh apparent ttut here the
creed was one thing and the real
thought of the beat men In the Metbo
| dist communion ^ulte another. The
chasm was too wide to be bridged over,
and the $ky had gone by when think
ing men could repeat the old beliefii
without liberal private Interpretations.
Not long since the teaching at the lead
ing Baptist theological seminary In
New-England was found to Include
more foots than had been dnamed of
in the current Baptist philosophy, and
the teach ere of the new thoaght were
promptly fcroed to resign their profes
sorial chairs. TCie.dbturbaaee among
the Congregationalism has been of fei^.
er standing, because the teacheos of
ther religious denomination are mate
open to the thoaght of the age than
other evangelical clergymen, but its
ordaining councils, now just adjourned,
have brought all the points In present
discussions of theological doctrine
afresh before the public intbe decision
to install over important congregations
at New-Haven or the East, and at
Quiney, IU., for the West, the very
men who held advanced opinkms, and
already it is plain that a radical change
' in doctrinal beliefs has been effected
among the foremost teachers of the
faith of the Puritans. Thus much
comes within every one's knowledge,
and these changes are orfly sympto
matic of still wider changes in the rank
and file of Christian congregations.
There is |a slow but gradual change
passing over the Protestantism of
America, hardly more |with one class
of believers than with another, which
indicates a return from the over
statements of the truth which camt
through the separations from the Rom-'
an or the English Churches during the
six teenth and seventeenth centuries to
broader and healthier statements of
truth. The movement is universal
wherever the Protestant faith has been
taught in Isolation from historical
Everything depends upon the way in
which it shall be received and under
stood. It is too late to denounce it as
rationalism; it is untrue to say that it
is simply distinctive, like the negations
of a quarter of a century since; it is too
wide-spread to be ignored, and there is
too much earnestness in it for men to
turn away as if it were fraught with
evil to Christiau communities. It is far
better to look upon it as an attempt to
bring the believers of to-day to a better
sense of the realities of the old truths
which have been glossed over by Pro
tectant traditions and organize men
anew on the basis of what may most
surely be depended upon the true Chris
tian belief. It is not to be expected that
the evangelical Churches are to tumble
in pieces because they are struggling to
escape from doctrinal statements which
are no longer tenable, nor that the
Churches which are most identified
with historical Christianity are to reap
great advantages. All religious debate
now goes on in the free air of the nine
teenth' century, and even historical
Christianity is called upon to submit to
methods of scientific research which
will in.the event bring all mere eccleei
asticism to grief. The large aim to-day
is to reach that statement of Christian
ity which shall work as freely with our
complex American anpiofj- in tbi« cen
tury as the beliefs of the primitive Chris
tian Church adapted themselves to the
necessities of Greek and Ho man society in
the first century. It is the outreach to
something like this result which charac
terizes the present movement in the
l'otestant Churches as a whole. They
are struggling for freedom and honest
belief, for the liberty which goes with
our present intellectual life, for the
identity of what is best in the hearts of
men with what is known to be the
manifestation of the mind of Goi> in
Just's Christ. And what men of nar
row vision may look despairingly upon,
as if it were fraught with evil, is thus
really an effort to bring the Church of
Christ, through the life and thought
of the great company of believers, into
still closer relations with what lias most
influence in modern society.
lu Uie cubrse of an article In the FA
inburgh Review on American fiction,
the writer' incldentially remarks that
America# society, a« portrayed in the
novels iluxRV Jamks and W.
I). HoWklls, seems to be a poor at
tempt to imitate the English aristocrt
cy, and1 that our novelists appear to
be aware of our deficiency in refinement
and culture. We do not consider this
point one of sufficient importance to
warrant journalistic discussion, but we
avail ourselves of the occasion to inquire
whether in reality that can be called a
higher civilization which, even in ita pe
culiar home of England, is confined to a
very limited circle. It is beyond de
nial that even in London, the metropo
lis of the British Empire, the elite of the
fashionable world is restricted in num
ber* to such an extent as to create the
greatest strife and eagerness among all
other classes to penetrate the charmed
circle and l>ecome identified therewith.
Tbe experience of Great Britain shows
conclusively that tbv existence of such
a society necessarially involves the hu
miliation of all other classes, and espec
ially the degradation and impoverish
ment of the toiling millions upon whose
labor tbe industry and commerce of the
nation securely rest. If an obfeot be wor
thy of our ambition to emulate la the
United (States what isoalled in England
societyi yd to make our success on
.that polnta teat of our civilization, It
stands to reason that we most expeot to:
purchase sue a advancement at thesama
cost that thd\ nations of Europe bare
purchased it Our own idea is that the
difference between America and Bag
land is radical and permanent. We
have no such asiatocracy in the United
States as that of w'iioh England bouts,
because here rank ia not hereditary,
primogeniture does not obtain sway,
and the laws of inheritance favor the
distribution of estates. Beyond and
above these considerations the radical
distinction of tbis Republic lies in the
fact that the foundation principle of the
structure is n<*t the elevation of tbe se
lect few, but the attainment of the
greatest good to the greatest number.
In other words, we have failed to or
ganize a pretentions and enduring aris
tocracy because our study is and has
been the elevation of the masses of the
common people. Perhaps, then, the
failure of the novelists in the United
States vho have undertaken to deline
ate our domestic society has arisen from
the fact that they have not properly
under*! ond (he <«ocial organization of
their own country, and hare accepted
English models of high society,, and
fought to find something of the mm
kind here. That they have not succeed
ed in so doing admits of no question.
Instead of being a subject to deplore, it
Is really a cause of rejoicing. It is im
portant, however, to observe that this
does not argue the impossibility of high
er class fiction in piotures of American
Ife. ______
What is the use of talking about this
country's being ruined by Chinese cheap
labor when an Ohio man can be hired to
commit s murder f*»r $15.
Mr. Forney in Progress remarks: "Be
cause of the large trade in gorgeous garters
it » thought that crinoline and tilting
hoops are to come into fashion again." All
rfcbt .... . ; * '
Key. H. Hoffman, of Lincoln, 111., has
been found guilty of lying, stealing, adul
try. dander and swindling. He is evidenty
a] men of ability and raried accomplish
in the Cincinnati county jail the prison
ers are furnished with dime novels and
kerosene lamp*, but the daily papers are
kept away from them, on account of their
immoral tone.
Amerit^ns who know what "a beautiful
Circassian girl" looka like say that not one
of them could hold a candle for looks to the
majority of girls to be found eating gum
drops at American county fairs.—Detroit
Free Press.
Mr. C. C. Fulton, the editor of the Balti
more American, has returned from a TO
days European trip. He says his expenses
averaged him only $5.50 a dsy. it is evi
dent that Mr. Fulton had mighty little fun
out of the trip.
At Chicago, Thursday, Mr. Scoville filed
a petition in court asking that Mrs. Scorille
be adjudged insane and confined in an
asylum. Considering the fact that he.
voluntary married her, it would seem that
i»he hsd good ground for a counter charge.
Mr#, tangtry, according to the latest
rnmor, will be accompanied to thia coun
try by a band of male admirers, something
after the style of the lovesick maidehs in
"PStiencc." An Koglish nobleman, it is
said, will be the leader of the party. If
anybody has a hard time, with guying and
torment ahead of 'em. its that band of
Modjesks olso'proposes to try her hand
in interpreting Hoalind for us.—[Phila
delphia Record.] Tais is not the common
understanding of the requirements of
Rosalind. ' To try herlimb>" would be a
better expression. Mary Anderson has
always bet-n afraid of the part, while Fanny
I >avenport overdoes it.—[Now Orleans I'io
"The Public B« DamBed."
Mr. Wm. H. Vanderbilt is miking a trip
to the Weal to see the country and the rail
road-.. He arrived at Chicago on Sunday
afternoon. A correspondent of the New
York Times bad an interview with him
there. The talk related to the rich man's
railroad interests, and in the course of con
versation the reporter asked Mr. Vander
bilt whether his limited express did not
"No, not a bit of it," was the response
•'We only run it because we are forced to
do so by the action of the Pennsylvania
road- It does not pay expenses. We would
abandon it if it was not for ou^compptitor
keeping its train on."
"But don't you run it for the public ben
efit?1' asked the guileless correspondent.
"Tlx" public be damned!" said Mr. Van
derbilt. ' What does the public care for
the railroads, except to get as mnch out of
them for as small a consideration as possi
ble'.' I don't take any stock in this silly
nonsense about working for anybody's
good but our own, because we are not."
tiere we nave tbe true sentiments ot tne
heart. The public be damned! This is what
Wm. H. Vanderbilt say9 to the people of
the United States. How do they like it?
Through the exercise of the right of emi
nent domain the public have established
the great railways in which his millions are
bo profitably invested. Through the leg
islative power the public have created the
corporations which enable individuals to
own and use vast properties in association
with others without incurring the excessive
liabilities of partners. The public protect
this man daily, hourly, indeed throughout
every minute of his existence, in life, lib
erty, and the pursuit of happiness; and
yet, forsooth, he feels himself superior to
mankind that lie contemptuously exclaims,
"The public be damned!"
Let him put this motto on the outside of
the palace car in which he is dashing
through the Western country with his
hilarious party of festive friends. Let him
blazon it on his carriage. Let him write it
across the famous imitation Florentine
doors of his costly residence on Fifth
avenue. Let him inscrilie it in plain view
high on the walla of the Grand Ceutral de
pot in this city, so .that men, women and
children may see what Wm. H. Vanderbilt
said lastSqnday: "Thepublicbt damned!''
Underneath it migbt be placed aaotber
remaik of hia uttered on the same occasion:
"Railroads are not rnn on sentiment, bat
on business principles, and to pay." To
illustrate the business principles, there
should be reference to the 8puyten Duyvil
disaster and tbe tunnel collision, followed
by the words, "More tocome."
Everybody knows that the old Commo
dore hesitated long and anxiously before he
decided to give his money to Wm. H. Van
derbilt. Nobody can wonder at it now.
Thinks the New York Sun.
Thk enterprising and well informed Paris
Gaulois Hays: "The Artharists, who evi
dently form an important political party,
regard the late Mr. Guiteaa as a victim,
and are ao covetous of relics that when his
skeleton-was taken to the maaeam a few
daya ago they mobbed the vehicle, broke
♦be coffln opeq. fin J carried away in tri
umph one haiiu ihd various other portions
of the 'preparation.' These relist are now,
it seems, being sold for their weight in gold
U> Stalwart Autburists." Paria jonrna's
have been too mnch in the habit of ignor
ing events occurring outside the French
capital. It ia gratifying to bee that they are
giving some attention to Amcricaa affairs.
Mr, WrifM^i ■>ai>Hnfcl«'^iywlWM.
UTtiUhafl Time«. ' " * - '"j
Mr. Wright went out to fish. :. '
And be becsme a Wrighi angler.
Ho thought he would try and eatch a
And become a try angler.
He laughed to think how smart he was.
And he became a cute angler.
But hs did not aeethe shark with its nose
under the stern of hia craft
Be was such an obtuse angler.
Until the creature tipped orer his boat.
When be became a wrecked angler.
Gnr. Grant smokes only Mexican cigars,
which be pronounces superior to the ma
jority of imported Havana. It ia a singular
coincidence that Gen. Grant is in favor of
free trade with Mexico.
"How often does the ferry-boat sUr?"
a.-ked the lady. "Ivery fifteen min
utes. mum." ''How long U it since the
boat left here?*' "Tin minutes, mum."
Lady waits ten minutes and then says:
''Didn't you say the boat starts every
fifteen minutes?" "I did, mum."
"Well, I have waited here ten minute*
since you said the boat had been gone
ten minutes." "Yes, mum." "Then
bow do you make out that ft starts
every fifteen minutes?" "Why, you
see, ft atamitts from tbiasoide wan fif
teen minutre and from the other soide
•be nixt.**
— • »,
A Sketch of Hit B«y Uft!»W«r
and Peice.
The Golf Family ia West Virginia—Their
Ancestry—Goff at School and m the •
er and Cabinet ■mister.
. X . ,• »
Tkr Qaalitj Thai Via*.
"Through all the track of y»*r»
Wearing the FWte flower of a homeless itfe."
It b the positive man who wins the ap
plause of the world. People forgi re fail to j
of Cempfer. and ereo forget mistakes of ao>'
tlon, to show regard <or the ohaiwoter which
is largely endowed with' the element of
force. All mankind hate a coward; timidi
ty in anything never commands respect.
Negative qualities may float a man easily
•long the current of life, but leave nothing
behind to show that he has overlived;
much less does he place the impress of his
personality upon his generation. Only
positive men win success, despite the blows
of circumstance. They make all history,
whether in peace or war. It is they who
are natural leaders. It is the forcible qual
ity in the Scotch-Irish race that has made
that strain famous for the numberof strong
men and women it has given to the world. It
was just the kind of blood to invade the
wilderness and found flourishing communi
ties in the wilds of nature, and in this fact
can be read the reason why so many of the
race made homes in the New World.
Everywhere in it have they left monu
ments of the industry and thrift they have
been at all time and all places celebrated
The subject of this sketch Is a descend
ant, on both the paternal and maternal
sides, from Scotch-Irish ancestry, and is
one of a family noted for tb« length of
yean, the powerful physique, ana th«
strength of mind and character of all Ha
members. In its traditions the family can
be traced back more than aix generations
in our national history. The great grand*
father of him of whom I am now writing
was a soldier in the Revolution. But as 1
intend to speak of the family only since its
settlement in this 8tate, I will begin by
sayttog that Job Goff was the first of the
name to plant the family tree upon the
soil of the Old I>ominion. He migrated
from Otsego county, New York, in 1806, in
the midst of Napoleon's greatest triumphs
in the Old World, and while this nation
was rapidly drifting into the second war
with Great Britain. Three years before he
had made his borne in Harrison county, we
bad purchased Louisiana 'from Napoleon,
and Ohio had become the first-l>ora of the
States created out of the Virginia cession of
the Northwestern Territory. There was
also a great political revolution during the
decade in which the Goff family was plant
ed iQ Virginia. It witnessed the conflict of,
Burr and Jefferson, the tragical death of
Hamilton, the disruption of the Federal
party, and the creation of disunion feeling
at the North on account of the treaty with
France. These are, however, but a few of
the great events in the first years of our na
tional life that were attracting the atten
tion of the world when the family history,
that began in New York, was transplanted
to West Virginia
Job Goff brought with him to hi? new
home a family of which Waldo P. Goff was
the eldest son, and Nathan the second in
age and development Waldo was ten
years of age when the family life in Vir
ginia began. He had in abundance the
Scotch-Irish traits, and at the time the
family settled in the then almost wilder
ness of Harrison county be was old enough
to understand and appreciate the mighty
events then transpiring iu the history of
the world. For three-quarters of a century
he lived In the community in which he
then settled, and during the whole of that
long period was an intelligent observer of
public affairs, while hewing out a home and
a fortune in the new country. He died
September 17th, 1881, and to the
end enjoyed the respect and esteem
of the community in which lie had so long
lived. It is a rare thing to find one whose
lifr spanned so mauy years, or whose recol
lections grasped so wide a range of events.
Waldo P. Goff. like most of the family, was
a business man of great energy and ability,
although he devoted a portion of his time
to agriculture. In his life he exemplified
all the sterling qualities of mind and cor
rectness of conduct that make up the per
fect citizcn, and died mourned by the en
tire community in which his many useful
years had been passed.
Nathan Gon, his brother, who is
now in his 85th yesr, u the last of
the parent family still living. It
will be seen from these two instances
that the family is long lived, and it must
be added that it is also one which does not
diminish in mental strength with increas
ing years Waldo was a stiong man to his
deathbed, and his brother, who survives
him. is still hale and hearty. It would be
interesting to trace the branches of the
original Goff family through all their
ramifications, for some of the members
can be found in almost every section of
the State they have so well helped to build
Ootr* liirly Life la Peace and War.
It was the good fortune of the fatberof the
subject of tbissketchtojoin in marriage with
the oih<i>rJng of a strong house. After bis
niajority.be married Miss Hannah L. Moore,
l of Clarksburg, daughter of Major Tbomaa
P. Mooro, who had been a gallant Officer in
the mar of 1812. Thus was ths blood of
tiro families of fore* united. (Jit, Fehrutr
rv Oth, 1842, a son was born of this nnion.
> l)e wsar named Nathan, in honor <jf his un
> cle, w ho still lives and is known' through
out all.the section ahont Clarksburg, where
he resides ss "Uncle Nathan Ooff."
Nathan Goff, Jr., seems to hare been born
nnder a lucky star. His father, no less
than his uncle for whom he is named, were
well to do and influential citizens when be
waa bom. Many more of hi* kindred were
independent ana powerful, socially, hence,
the lines of bin youth were cast in pleasant
places. Most boys who started with the
advantages be had would bare made but
little of themselves; probably be would not,
bad he not begun ana contiuued as though
his future depended entirely upon his own
exertions. Early in his boyhood he took
to bis books, and waa sent to the best
schools of bis native town, and later at
tended the Ndrthweetern Academy, at
Clarksburg, and was under the care of Dr.
Oordon Rattelle, its principal. There he
laid the foundations of a good education.
As a boy be was studious, yet full of fun
and tight. He never seemed to take the
family bent for business, but started early
for a profession. In 1859 he entered the
famous college at Georgetown, P. C. Hero
the outbreak of the war found him.
In that mighty struggle which began in
1861, his whole family, as well as himselL
took sides with VBK>0- J «n April
of lhat rear, and while the gttnt (ft Samter
were echoing over the land, he threw aside
his books, went faotne, and in May enlisted
as a private aoldier in Company G, Third
Virginia Union Infantry. This was a stop
hardly to be expected of one so situated in
life aa was young GofT. He had youth, and
health and wealth; in (act, eve/ything that
would seem to have the power to allure
him from the straggles of war It wm easy
for one (n a Northern State, where paMie
sentiment waa all In one direction, to drift
with the enthusiasm of that btmr iatt the
army, it was something very different for
ate-Hying in the locality of GolTs resi
dence. Toe sentiment there was strong in
the other direction, and many of the cia*s
to which his family belonged took aides
with the Confederates. It required a boy
ao situated to hare unusual mettle to join
the Union force, yet he did it without hesi
tation. He waa then only nineteen years
of age, and still more youthful in appear
ance. But be aeon developed superior
soldierly qualties. and was elected Second
Lieutenant of bis company. With his
regiment be participated in the battles of
McDowell. Crete Keys, Front Royal. War
rentown Springs, Rappahannock Station,
Second Bull Run, Rocky Gap, Droop Moun
tain. and other engagements of greater and
leaser note. By 1864 he had done so well
upon the Md, that, notwithstanding his
J oath, be was made Major of his regiment,
aving been advanced through all the in
termediate grades.
The raids of Roeser and Imboden into the
South Branch Valley, daring the winter of'
1864. to menace New Creek and Comber
land. are familiar in history. In an en
gagement at Mooreleid. In Hardy county,
during one of these Confederate incursions,
Goff'a horse was shot under him, and be
was taken prisoner and aent to Libajr pris
on. This capture marks an event in his
life that win live during all tima. He
shared the fate of other Union prisoners
or a time, but there was a change when
the Federal forces captured Major Armsey,
a Confederate, who wae alee a Wart Ylrgtn*
sa-fMa'JS is
fesLaJr"'4**** * .*•
Then Ooff and wrml aaofe Mml
offlcera wars consigned to etoM confine
ment mod notified that what the Federal
sentence against Armsey and the other
Ooefederstas, for whose rafetjr they vera
held, ww anhd into eflkct, taoy weald be
pot to death m a act of reprisal. For
months Ooff lived in the ahadow of death,
subjected toall the ruera aad prtvattons
incident to the limited ability of the one
toy to supply their prison sn with the nee
In BmiUi'i Ittlee.
His imprisonment tended to hring oat
hie strongest traits of character; he never
flinched or murmured, hoi wetted
his late lice a strong mam- He was i
favorite among the prisoners bcforai
itery confinement began.and
as a hoatage for Mi)0' innei
facing, an
rnoco fll
where he was m wm«« -»
favorite. Ai soon as the Federal W.
ment had been notified that he would hi
shot if Armsey traa executed, naturally hu
Ewtrfol friends made great efforts to Mrs
i life. For weeks the decision hnnf in
the balance a hair's weight would have
turned, and he and his comrade* were suf
fering not only the tortures of hau-fed,.
closets, confined prisoner* of war, but a
terrible uncertainty as to their fate, that
vu even worse than prison treatment. It
was while this suspense was irksome and
all absorbing that ha gave evidence of a
strength of character as unexpected as it is
rare in man. In a letter to President Lin
coin in relation to hie confinement, now
on file in the War Office, the following
striking passage occurs:
"If Msjor Armsey is guilty he should be
executed, regardless of Its consequences to
me The life of a single roldier, no matter
who he may be, should not stand in the
way of adherence to a great principle."
After months of confinement, an ex
change of Armsey for Ooff was arranged,
and esch officer returned to his regiment
When Ooff reached Washington, after his
imprisonment, he was sent fur by Presi
dent Lincoln, and there occurred between
the President and the young officer a most
remsifceble scene. Ooff, who was intent
upon affecting the relesse of his comrades
whom be bad left in prison, made this in
terview* the occasion of depleting to the
Exectivh the sufferings of our. prisoners.
Hiaeioqqsnt recital of their hardship*
brought tliars to the eyee of the great
hearted Pmeident and even moved the
stoicti 8Union, who was present The re
sult of this appeal was that arrangement*
were soon after made for an exohaage of
prisoners, which was promptly afterward*
carried into effect
Not rery long after hi* return North.
Gofl joined his regiment which he found
at Orafton. Bat a little time had elapsed
after his ratarn, when Major Armsey, for
whom he had been held as a hostage and
exchanged, was again saptured by the
Union forces and was placed in the jail at
Clarksburg. The news had no. sooner be
oome known among the people, that the
man for whom Golf had so greatly suffered
was in their power, than lift life was in
danger. Just at this time Ooff happened
to come down from Grafton to bis nOrae,
and he st once stsyed the fury of the citi
zens by saying to the angry crowd: —
"Let no friend of mine lsy a hand upon
thia man; be is entitled to our protection,
tt a piisonerof war." The act and the*
words, beyond ail queetion, saved the life
of Armsey, as the latter has many times
aince testified. Thia incident in the life of
the voung soldier, ahowa the inherent man
hood of his character while yet a boy. For
getting the hardships he had endured, he
remembered only thai by the laVfe of war,
this prisoner had done nothing to forfait
his life, and he used, aa he had need, all of
hie great personal popularity among hia
townsmen to save hia life, the atory hat
been often told, but any aketrbof hiacareer
would be incomplete without this striking
nnd dramatic event It ia needless to give
more evidence of bis soldierly character
thsn this, for, from its beginning to its end,
it attestaat once the bravery and genen»aity
of the man; the twoelementa of character
that mske the perfect soldier. He left tli*
army not long after this incident, after
having been made a Hrevet Brigadier Gen
eral of Volunteers, for gallant and meritori
ous services on the field
la Pear* and NUtf Politic*.
The demands of peace are oftentimes
more exacting than those of war, to the
young man who Im been suddenly taken
(root tho walkn of civil life and mad* i sol
dier. and as suddenly returned to a citizen's
duly and responsibilities. The close of the
conflict wa# to still further prore the ster
ling character of Gen. Guff's manhood. He
was twenty-three years of ags when be laid
by his sword, yet he took up bi.s school
books where he bad left them when war
interrupted his studies. The rebellion had
but just ended when heentered the Univer
sity of the City of New York, and having
graduated, was admitted to the bar in the
fall of 1HG5. His success in the practice of
the law has been as eminent as bit services
as a soldier, and as marked as his adholastic
record. He has now been seventeen years
in the active practice of bia profession, and
it would be hard to point to the time when
he was not prominent at the bar. During
moat of hia professional career he has been
the public prosecutor of the United States
for West Virginia; yet hia ability as a law
yer has never been confined to the funo
tions of a District Attorney. He haa Al
ways been at home in all the branches of
the law, and haa for -many years enjoyed
as large an Income from hia legal practice
as any attorney in the State.
November 7th, 1*06, he married Mis*
Laura K. Despard. daughter of the late
Col. lhirton Despard, up to the time of hia
death a prominent citizen of Clarksburg.
Two sons hare been born of thla union,
Guy, .now aged 16 years, and Percy, aged
12 years. Of hia father's family, {hrto
children besides bimeelf are now living.
Charles J. Guff.who.is In business at Clark*
burg, and Ui» Maty and Mise Hatti*. two.
yonng ladle* of education and cultnre, srhp
bold a hlgh place In the best social circljsi'
of the country ^
Two years after his admission to the bar
and hi* marriage, Gen. Goff entered polllt-'
cal life, and has em since been the [eider
of his party in his Btate. Few people ac
quaint*! with West Virginia politic* will
fail to remember tbs boyish-looking young
man who entered the Legialatur* from
Harriaon county in 1067; they wiil also
remember how soon he gave evidence of
bis inate force, and took a prominent part
in the deliberations of the body at the very
beginning of his political career. He was
returned to the Legislature in Mi, and
was serving his seoond term when appointed
United States District Attorney, by Presi
dent Johnson. While in the Legislature,
be was credited with more liberal views
than moat of his party who held seats in
tbst body during those days of psssion.
He supported the Flick amendment, and
other liberal measures, but was, thjo as
now. a positive, even an aggreaaive Kepuo
lican. His success as Attorney of the Uni
ted States was so conspicuous that he was,
at the expiration of his first term, appoint
ed and re-appointed by Gen. Grant, during
his second term. Mr. Hayes followed the
example of his predecessors, and commis
sioned him for a fourth two.
Daring all tbeae yearn Gea. Oof bad beta
prtmd by the unanimoua voice o( bia par- >
ty for other high political placee. In 1870,
two year* after be waa firat appointed Dis
trict Attorney, b« waa nominated for Com
*re<w by tbe Kepublicaua of bia diatriei.
But U waa tbe year of tbe Liberal Republi
can whirlwind, in Weet Virginia, and be
waa defeated, by Joha i. Dari*. lit 1874 be
wa#again hdandidate, and, after « atren
contcat, vm defeated by Han. Bep; Wils-ro,
by lft totea. In % dlatriet Wbare thaarart**
Democratic taajoritfwaa maaj btaadfad*
agaiaat him.
The year *u one of tbe moat ereet
fnl fa hie political lrfe. ; He waalwtftat
year nominated for Governor, sad made a
campaign which will be accounted. for nil
time, aa one of tbe moat remarkable la tbe
biatorr of tbe Stole. He was named while
away from home, sod againat bia aaraeet
pro teat, bat when be finally decided to aci |
cept, bia letter of mcptaim to the chair
man of tbe State Committee waa cbaraeter
iatic: "I accept tbe aomlaatioo, aad am
ready for tbe campalga."
Almoet Immediately after tbla be began
tbe battle. With bia borae aad boggy, bat
many timee oa boraeback, aad oftaa an
foot, alwaya with not aor* thaa a aiarie
companion, aad freqaeaUy alone, be
travereed tbe State, from ooe end la the
other. Over the mouateiaa aad lata tbe
valleya be went. addm«ing tbe people at
placee wbar* never before bad a Bepabli
can speech beea beard. He waa. of owarae,
defeated, bat be left aa imprae«(on apoa .
tbe people of tbe State that will never he
effaced aa long as this feneration endure*.
Hia only reward waa ranning tSBO votea
ahead of bia ticket, wianmg tbe admira
tion of all who heard hiaa, aad la attraat
ing tbe atteatloa of the wfeote aaaairf la
bia effort
Tbe campaign broogbt him late promi
nence. not only a* a pnblic debater, bat aa
a man fully equipped with the heat forcea
of mind and body. Prom the day. he waa
cefeatod for Governor hia iaflaenoe want
beytmd «be limiia of the Stale a-nt ha b?
part h m
3it£tssffsa;-in *
▼itcdtoaipMk in aeveral fttJ? fe.
stion Day adrirwe at Art!!22? *** Dsear
He bad for his Mditojt^pV^J^ry.
hia Cabinet, many ■ cr ""Meat ^
h»i.L- ,!!•
Before thia ti^p^J^.1'1''*
wrjed a dob him the acceptami J}V* M
citorehlp of the
tiaruMtotake a* active pan, Jl ?•**
r*oA;ihflaitH» In national
At the fcmoui Plfih At*nue Hot-i „
farm*. In 1880, to devise J*1 *•
to aecure the election of G.rtWWrJT?*
waa n prominent figure. He madeT^5
speech, which attracted the atomic 2*?
d»MU» mw 01 tb. EJSKjijU
who were in that conference Tbs 25
W* * *•» York pronounced ii u?
speech of the meeting, with the liUi
Thia speech drew the attention o( putt*
men to nim, more than any other si ark
event of hia life op to that hour, (or It »H
mad* in the preaenre o( nearly all the Ira*,
ing minds of the Republican party, galhw
ed together from all parts of the nation
and it impreaaed thetu with hit pow«n mi
thinker and it>eaker.
When be waa appointed S-cretary of U*
Navy, by Mr. Hayea, in January. iBl, it,
entire preea of the country. as well « Um
Khlic, commended the President * act
e manner of hit confirmation byUt
Senate waa even more a compliment ihaa
hia aelection (or the position. l>oe ■*.
tioa of Mr. Blaine, he waa nut only i«a»
4iately» bat unanimously. continued. aai
when he entered the Cabinet he was tks
youngest man that had ever attained each
distinction since Alexander Hemilioe'i
time. Although hia term of service as
Haval Minister waa short, be gsreeafte
evidence, in hia conduct of the lVi*ruaeai,
and in the Cabinet cmsncUa. of bis vane
tile ability. From the start be tookael
bald t hign place in the rrealdaat's politi
cal family, which was ooiui>osed of meaaf
brains, whatever else may be said of tht
It iatrae of him. al*\ that his appoiat
ment cave such eminent satisfsctto*
every element of the Republican Party tkat
be wm urged upon Oen. Garfield at a oST
set officer, more stronger than an?
who became a counsellor of that Execatin
After bia term of service ai Secretary ti
the Navy, he was again re appoint*! lv
trict Attorney by President Untied aat
ing tola fifth term in that office. Hit recent n»
ignation of that poaition was to atieol i*
bia large basineM intentu .tod larrrastat
private law practice, lie hai. how*
been again called into public life by tb»
Republicans of hia district, and a* tWr
candidate for <ongre>a against Hon. J. liaa
son Good baa just been elected.
This completes the story of Geo. <o(Ti
active life up to the prevent moment. aa4
it is apparent, without the aaying. that kfa
year* Dave thus far been crowded vitk
work and honora. lie ban but just reacbst
the xenith of bis power*, and it is noiae*
)K>aeih|e to predict what the future has la
More for him. It i* hard to write the Me
graph y of a man until he has erased to be
an active factor in the atfaira and poliiiai
of bia time. No positive man's life is with
out ita sharf) edges, and while the atlritiMs
continue, he can hardly be judged anftt
Gen. Goff ia a positive man; often. p*r-a
haps, a stubborn one, und It would be aa-*
natural if he had not elements of charartor
too strong for easy nailing through lift,
yet ho lias won bin success by dewrvtni il
Concerning bia qualities as a maa, lilt
not ne<-eaaary to speak in detail. He neatd
not have made the record he has witheet
superior atiribatea lli* life speaks with
more eloquence than could wre words,
and tentifie* tut forcibly as any man coali
desire, to tiie strong qualities of miad that
have made him noted and res|«ctod by ail
clasnee, at homo and abroad—force* that
have made him the aasociste.and gained far
bim the friendship, of the leading mm W
the nation; so that it can be rightly said of
him that he knows more publli men thaa
almost any man of hia years in the coat
try. I have often hoard Hen. Wilson, whe
bus tf.sted bis mettle in the courts, and la
political warfare, oflener than any ottav
one man in the State, say. "He has a bit
bruin, coupled to the courage of a lion aal
the endurance of a mule." If he bad a4
ded, strict integrity, and a private life be
yond reproach, this homely but forciMs
word picture of him would hsve beea rer
ognired aa a correct likeness by all wke
know him.
A H*»pllaM* M la • llNrflt r*r»
M. Uu»l.
Am I got beyond KohbvIIIc, in ridlag
out to the battle-fHd of OilravAmaoft
it began to rain, and the war the thto
der roared lightning flaahedthe 0*4
gate opened wan appalling. A bra*
Jurt over the Georgia line ht<okon*d m
In out of tbe wet, and I Kork/mm I
1 •* *4 .■ Am
o'clock until dark. It waa a
*torm without a break for a mi now.
and, aa there were no atgao of it* steer
ing up liefore mid night, the niaa «M I
had b»tter atay all nigbL It Mud
that way to me, too, but It wa» a tag
hoot* with only one room, and oalf
•Wo l>edk» for too twelve at u*. Tbm
were alx children, aome balf-git>w^4fc*
farmer and hla wife, an old woaiaa, a
"on-ltt-law, a young woman and mptM
It looked aa if aorne of ua would at*
to atafcd up to alee*, and along about 9
o'clock! began tog*t nenrooa Pi*
hap* the old man notioed It, (ortoo* li
ter that hour beaald:
"Stranger, we'll atep out and look at
the weatner.
We went to tbe barn, and afUc a look
at the horxe returned and found all Ike
women In one bed and the light out
"Shake off and Jump Into I'otk*
bed." whtapered the man, and I folloe*
ed direction*. I waa no aoouer in lka«
r4 * -
be followed. Then came the
man, then the old one, and Ui«a tkwo
lay mcrom our fcet, the upper oaa
**»<mg acroaa my knera. It vaa imfm
w We to move or torn, but la ten wie
otea all were *nor1ng away a« If tkot
waa their uaual way of going to bod. I
heard the old clock atrfke II, J* J aad
Anally dosing off when aomo oao
opened the door, walked in and Npa
to undreaa. The nok* arouood tk»
""5*T whp carefully called eat:.
''Who', that?"
"Wbo'a me?"
"Sim Baker"
"Ob, Jim, we Want to
;'I reckon..'
"W'afl, atrip off and pU* la Mwf
the d/at two on the ftoct-ther^a mtf
fcWf. Of ua lying length wlae."
Frwm Of Mi>> tenn ■
CoL Ne.NuU of Meow
•"•Iwoffiboflt Are mm W If""
***ryjmw. Th« gold r«di>
«moe. Hi. BmaS to laid **«•£
jfe«P In Mm ted mk, tad la wawy
«* • ataeeler fcmetioe tofc*y
£« tb!isr!t ? SET HSm?"
barn la® donorca • IW*":
aUptoemt " ' *— <- th« b*4 «*
growth or.
•fdefarfr ORtud _ —
tto ted lock fcrmedoe.
Hcrmar Kvbi^
f>—lag roatte MomI wfaw» <>*' jp
■pound on Kkwd Pol*
mvaiRtun^btM witfc
teelty white, m mwH o/lfc* "•fW*
frjgbt reused by itet —Wl—I
- ji damM

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