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THE INDIANA STATE SENTINEL, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1874.
3 THE POOR HATTS SABBATH DAY. BT GERALD MASSET. The merry birds are singing, And from the fragrant sod The spirits of a thousand flowers Oo sweetly tip to Uod ; While his holy temple We meet to praise and pray, With cheer.ul voice and grateful lay, This suinrierBabbath day ! TVe thank t aee, Lord, for one" day To look beaven In the face! The poor ave only Sunday ; The weiter la the grace. Tl then Lhey make the muslo That sings their wee tt away ; O, there's a sweetness Infinite In the Poor Man -a Ha boat h day. Tis a a burst of sunshine, A tender fall of rain. That seta the barest life a-bloom. Makes old hearts young again. The dry and dusty roadside With smiling flowers is gay; Tin open heaven one day In seven The Poor Man s Sabbath day ! TU here the weary pilgrim l)oth reach his Hont of !" I That blessed homeeallt-d " tfc-autiful, And that soft chamber, " IV ace." The Kiver of life runs through his ilream. And the leaves of heaven are at play ! He sees the Golden City gleam, This shining f abbath day ! Take heart, ye faint and fearful ; Your cross with courage bear; Ho many a face now tearful Shall shine in glory there: Where all the sorrow Is banished, The tears are wiped away ; And all eternity shall be An endless .Sabbath day ! Ah ! there are empty places Mince last we mingled here; There will be missing faces When we meet another year ! Knt heart to heart before we part, Kow all toRether pray, That we may meet In heaven to upend The eternal fHabbath day ! NEWS MISCELLANY. GENERAL NOTES. The city of London expended $6?,147 In entertaining the Shah of Persia. That would go a Ions; way in a poor family. The Interior asks if it was ever known of a congregation who went heavily in debt for a new church who did not soon thereafter snub and shiD their pastor. A church debt. it aaya, makes a people cros9,Jill-natured and critical, and the pastor is usually tne target at which they discharge their arrows of dis content. George Hyde, of Bridgeport, rested his gun, at full cock, against his breast, while hunting, last week, and then held a squirrel out for his dog to jump at. The doctors say that, although one nb is cut in two and the luo-ulir vein mazed, if the builet can be ex tracted from the jaw bone, Mr. Hyde may be around in a fcjw ninths. A correspondent of the New York Tribune just arrived at Havana writes back: In pay ing for permission to land, I was boldly de frauded out of 2 50 in change. I reminded tho official of it, who acknowledged the windle, but did not offer to make restitu tion. This seemed to me to rise way beyond mere crime into the high atmosphere of sub tle humor, and I miled. I looked at mm in amazement, but he smiled on. In short, he cmiled and smiled, and was a viilain still, and I have seen the last of my -. A correspondent of the Graphic In Wash inirton writes: The President of the United State, who has at present no other known property in Washington than a house now oceuDied bv Judge McArthur, announces his intention of fixing his permanent residence in that city, and will buy and build there, lie will be the first President since John Adams to take that interest in the Capital as a superior place of pleasurable abode. It was General Grant's in teat ion to settle in St Louis on his retirement, but he has felt the contagion of the social changes of Washing ton. The progressive party in the Indian Ter Itory are inaugurating a new movement, It is to have Congress organize all that part of the Indian Territory which lies east of the SSth meridian, west longitude, into a Terri tory, make the civilized Indians citizens of the United States, and let that part west of this line remain for a reservation for the wild PWianv where the experiment of civil izinsr could be applied to the raw material Tho country east of the fGth meridian 13 about as large as Indiana, and would soon have the requisite population to become a State of the Union. Marshal Bazaine's wife is only twenty eight yean of age, and is a heroine. She was only a poor girl, without any fortune whatever, when Marshal Bazaine married Iter, but the Emperor Maximilian gave her a small property lor her dot, which was afterward confiscated by Juarez. Mme. Ba zaine is a beautiful young woman, an excel lent mother, a loving wife, and a devoted iriend, and she has pride encugh to carry her through these trying crcu instances, When told that the Marshal m.'srht escape bv military degradation, she cried. "Jamais I the Marshal would never consent to that. If vou propose it even I shall soon be widow." And making her preparations for a last interview, Mrs. Bazaine wrote to say that she would enter the conveat at once. The way in which Ilosford, the last de faulting cashier in New York, obtained the f 11.000 tor which he has takin to himself wings is explained by the New York Sun "While Mr. King, the proprietor of the bank was in the Exchange, Hosfori sent him blank check for signature, savins that the money was needed at once to idjust a bal ance on COO shares of newly purchased stock, Mr. King signed the cheek, tnd Ilosford filled it out for 110,900. In case king should see the check book before Hosfird's escape was assured, the amount writtenin the mar pin wu $10. Ilosford took the tbeck to the Union National Bank, had it ortifled. and then went to the office of White Morris A Co. and offered the check for 11000) in gold, lie was well known as K rz'sashier, and the gold was given him withott question. Mr. King had funds in the Unioi Bank suf ficient to meet the check, so t tat he is the ole loser. The lines In the JJoosac tunnel, says the Hartford Courant, were measundon San day, and the Variations in the lima of work ing were ascertained. In both casas the error was greater than the meatng east of the shaft last year, but the differences were .nevertheless so slight as to be ibsolutely insignificant. The error in alignuent was . but nine-sixteenths of an inch; ii level it c was one inch and a half. Last yeai the error i of : align ment was seven -six tee mhs of an ! loch and in grad one inch and quarter. In the history of engineering" then his been . justly proud. Lin4 IhH might bo run with absolute accuracy in uie openf air are only run with difficulty tn a moist, routh, sm kV. . x 1 1 1 - - i ,vi -. . l : i i i . u ,.t j - ' point uau iw uo tiurieu iuu u uj a mountain, and then vertically for tiore t:au . a thousand feet, one rmy well wouter at the 'VinguW skill and patience with vhich the fixate enzineer com- has performed its dutv. ' Tlwi D.Kfnn Herald. mm thin litl!tiklrh 'of Mr. Daly's new Fifth Avenue TTater. in 'New .york, which was opened wturdrty "night: Tue prevalent colors upon lie walls fu-s French gray, light greon, and lea-eLeli pink. The hangings are of crimson silk. Mirrors upon the walls are framed in walnut and crimson satin. There are twelve pros cenium boxes. There are two galleries. The house will seat about 1,500 persons, and will contain about 2,000. The lighting la from above. The drop curtain ot crimson rep and silk, and parts in the center, so tnat its folds drop graoefoily over each stage pic ture. Tha miscellaneous decorations are of black and cold. There are six cosy boxes at the baok of the parquette. The openuig ex ercises bee an with masic, after which Miss Fannv Morant came before the curtain ana spoke the first half of an original address, in verse, wntten ior me occasion ny vi. vuver Wendell Holmes. At a oertain point the curtain parted, disclosing the entire com pany ranged upon the stage, and Mr. Daly came forward and bowed in acknowledg ment of the vociferous call and the hearty public plaudits. The other half of Dr. Holmes address was then spoken with ex cellent spirit and discretion by Mr. Frank Hardenburgs ine assemoiea company re reived emphatic recognition and welcome. There were twenty-eight persons upon the stage, conspicuous among whom may be nauied Charles Fisher and William Davidge. The play was Albery's "Fortune." whicn the critics damn with one accord. A Washington letter to the Graphic, gives a pen picture of Caleb Gushing: He is a bachelor, with the blackest eyes, the rud diest cheeks, and you can no more guess his than you could that of a golden winter apple. He is a millionaite, so that it can not reasonably be sunposea mat ne wants any more "stwks." In Indian language, it can be said that he has "run the gauntlet" be tween a row of women, the length of which describes the circumference of the whole earth. He has kneeled on the yellow sands of the Bosnhorous to the languishing henna- stained Oriental; his beard has brushed the frezen limit of Siierian fashion ana beauty; hand in hand with our sisters of the Rhine he has trampled the musty sweets of the vinevard: Paris and London have been ex hausted; Washington was a squeezea orange long ago. Alas, when not engaged In inter national affairs. Mr. Cushinz is brooding be cause there are no more worlds to conquer. Spiritual Vision. Man has faculties by which he perceives God. duty and immor tality. But these faculties must be exer- cisod, or they lose their power. If one should live in a dark room, and cease to use his eyes for a long time, at last he would lose the power of discriminating objects. To dis tinguish omects oy tue signs is an art. 10 the infant all things seem painted on the retina, and the moon seems as near as his mother's f.4eo. He learns to distinguish sizes aud distances by practice. If one eye was not used at all, it might at least shrink up and disapiear, like tho eyes of the sightless näh in the sona darkness or tne .Ma in motu Cave. So, if a man does no; use hn spiritual powers at all, ho gradually loses tho power of distinguishing between matter ana spirit. time and eternity, nature and God. James Freeman Clarke. Necessity ok Prayer. We must have both a personal God without us, the object of awful veneration a personal God within us, the object of childish love. Awe and love combined are perfect adoration, and in that adoration the soul is satisfied, earth is glorified, heaven is in our hearts, and all our human love raised into something more In tense and pure when it breathes this awe ot the eternal. Prayer is the expression of this adoring leve, as necessary to man as this ad oring love is necessary; and till awe ceases to exalt the soul, and love to be its food, the soul of man must pray. Men may call frayer an absurdity, deny its work, banish ts influence, but nature and God will be too strong for them. These men will glide into the absurdity they laughed at when their heart is passionate with sorrow; and as to banishing its influence they must banish veneration and love irom the heart, and then tear away the heart itself, ere they can ban ish prayer. Its force is here, within us, here in" the depth of our want. Stopford Brooke. Old Letters. Never burn kindly written letters; it so pleasant to read them over when the ink is brown, the paper yellow with age, and the hands that traced the friendly words aro folded over the hearts that prompted them, under the green Bod. Above all, never burn love letters. To read them in after years is like a resurrection to one'a youth. The elderly spinster finds in the impassioned offer she" foolishly rejectod, twenty years ago, a fountain ot rejuvenes cence. Glancing over it, she realizes that she was once a belle and a beauty, and be holds her former self in a mirror much more congenial to her taste than the one that con-, fronts her in her dressing room. The 'widow ir.deed" derives a sweet and solemn Consolation from the letters of tho beloved one who has journeyed before her to the far off land from which there comes no message, and where she hopes, one day. to join him. No photographs can so vividly recall to the memory of the mother the tenderness and devotion of the children who have left at the call of Heaven, as the epistolary outpour ings ofthat love. The letter of a true son or daughter to a true mother is something bet ter than an imago of the features; it is a re flex of the writer's soul. Keep all loving letters. Burn only the harsh ones, and in burning them forgive and iorget them. Pumxa in the Knife. For years past, says the Washington City Star, it has been the custom in the different bureaus of the Interior Department for the head of each bureau on Christmas, to present to each em ploye either a knife or gold pen or both, these presents being purchased with money from the Contingent Fund. Quite a sensa tion was created among the quill drivers of the Patent Office this morning by the ap pearance of the following circular, signed M. I). Leggctt, Commissioner of Patents, on the bulletin board: "When I came to the Patent Ottlco I found that it had long been a custom to present at the close of each year a gold pen and pocket knife, purchased with public funds, to each em ploye of this oflice. I have searched in vain for any legal authority to warrant the Com missioner in making such use of any por tion of the public funds entrusted to his care. I am fully aware that many in office are poorly paid for their services, and I should rej; rd it as a great prlviiefc to be able to compensite them properly; but not one such person, I presume, would desire me to make an illegal use of money placed uador my control to thus re ward him. It" was not my inten tion that such presents should bo made lat year, but the articles had been pur chased before my attention was called to the matter. The practice of making such pres ents will, from this date, be discontinued during my administration of tho office. When in the discharge of official duties, it becomes necessary for an employe to have a knife or gold pen, on proper application, an- provd by the Commissioner, the same inn;"' be furnished." There is considerable teeiT ing among the clerks in consequence ol ; fcu-s ii'-nTujiiiiiiiou oi me Vsommis.-ioner, j 'and iii.inv at tho rlerk avno that he 1 Is liltogetb-r too- conscijntl.' on 'tiii P"hit. Ata mef tlngof thsbo .rTrr;"i":s tills ntornim;, clld hy tiio r ;' tft : Interior, Gbtieral Lesctt r - T ; f i bo allowed to tn ni i t n'U !ir--'M r. clerks as usual ur1r-'tb r.oMM m, Chris mas and N'?r Vw-rt'H-ftf 'A -,-arV tho business of hi oillre wooTrt' w nTrt' wiffk rrfU- t jrislly by any in erruptiön. A running on half tijv it is mer fare, no wort is accouHHisnea. 1 CHRISTMAS TIMES. Tis Winter' reign, and winds are sizbing O'er the city and the plain. And the unownakes thick are flying, , Born upon the storm amain ; And ihe poor are lowly creeping. In their cheerless dwellings sleeping. And thlr eye re red with weeping, Had with want and cold and ralu. Tis Winter's reijrn, and bells are ringing. Pealing forth llie Christmas chimes. And blithe, buoyant hearts are singing Of the nierrj'i festive times. In the hall the lights are gleaming. Aud bright even with glad lies beaming. And each breast of joy is dreaming. As they chant their Christmas rhymes. Tis Winter's reign, and the soul's peering into brighter realms afar; Where its pilgrimage is noarin?, Far Iteyond each sun and star, Where are lasting Joys forever. And whtre kimlreds never never. And whf reborrows never enter, In those blissful rt-glons lar. THE CHRISTIAN STATESMAN, CUMBACH. HINTS OK FLTURB WIRK PULLING HOW OLIVER IS TO FIX TIIINtt. FOR PRATT S SUC CESSOR. A Cincinnati correspondent of the New York Sun writes: In Indiana, both parties are pipe-laying in a quiet way. Neither has the upper hand in State affairs; but the Re publicans have so gerrymandered the State thate it is next to impossible for the Demo crats to get the Legislature next year. The State might go Democratic by 20,000, yet the Legislature be Itspublican. A year hence a new United states Ssnator is to be elected, to succeed Pratt. Morton and his party will press Will Cumback for the place. He is now a colhsrtor of internal revenue. Wil liam was the nominee of the caucus in 1369, but iell inglonously in the Legislature. He had played it tine on the Sunday schools and the M. K. Church, and the teetotalers, and with Morton to back him, he was sure of plain sailing into the Senate. A little letter turned ' up just then, and all his hopes were nipped in the bud. The kind heart of Useless S. Grant was moved, either by William's discomfiture or that little letter, and hence he was soon ap pointed to a $12,000 revenue office, which he continues to run. As h Is a civil service employe, and is to be administration candi date for United Slates Senator soon, a plain unvarnished explanation of his defeat in 1869 may be entertaining. As I said, he was the nominee of the Republican caucus in Indi anapolis in l.vl'J. About a dozan Repub licans refusel to go into the caucus, some of them, including Judge Jim Hughes (lately deceasel) and Col. John A. Stine of Lafay ette, bcinz amang tho ablest debaters of the Senate. There was a square bolt, and the bolters rf lued to support the caucus nom inee. It soon lHj;;in to be noised about that the truly holy William had written to Gov. Baker a year previously A L1TTI.K LETTER. Much urioi!y was aroused. It had long been known that a coldness existed between Baker and Cumb.tc-k, but people only con ijP4'1" red the causa. During the Senatorial content a resolution was introduced and passed c.- 'linc upon Governor Biker to lay oefore tl i L jjislmure the correspondence referred to. Turnback had been elected on the ticket with Btker, Biker Governor ani Cumback Lieutenant Governor and ex-ofllcio President of the Spnate. Hughes, a good parliamentarian, aided by a dozen sharp and experienced bolters, and of course by all the collective wisdom of Hoosier Democracy, made it very hot for the caucus and the caucus nominee. Finally the little cor resjondence came forth, in answer to the resolution calling for it. It read as follows: (jRKkxsburg, Ind., Jan. 6, 1868. J Ootrrnor Bixkert 1'kak Friend: If I had not a thousand things to demand my attention this week I would come up and see you. I will therefore venture to make this nugestlon: 1 think Hendricks will be chosen by the ItemocraU, and he will Certainly. If he iutendi to Inspire success among his triend, resigu his position. The person ap lointeJ by you will, ether thing being equal, ;and the best chance of being chosen by our ljegixlaiarA. If you will assure me of the ap pointment. I will withdraw from the contest tor a ay position on the State ticket, and take the position of elector at our State Convention. If ihis propoMitiou dw pot meet with your appro bulou nleiwse return till- letter to me. Let me have your reply at au early day. I do most ear nestly hope lor the unity of the Republican party. I atn, a ever, your friend. Will Cumback. AN ANORY OOTERKOn'S REPLY. Indianatolis, Jan. 8, 186. Jb tht Hon. Wi'l Cumback, (Jret'n.'burg, Ind.: . Sir: Your communication of the tub was re ceived, but abs-uce from the city prevented an immediate reply. Ihe proposition is corruDt and Indecent, and I feel humiliated that any hu man ixmiir "Mould i uea -ure me by ko low a stan dard of common morality to make lt. 1 have Wie honor to be, etc. Conrad Uakxk. A little explanation will make it clear what "proposition is corrupt and indecent." Hendricks was then in the United (States Senate from Indiana. He was to be nomi natod for Governor by the Indiana Democ racy in tue campaign oi livv. miter was a candidate for renomination for Governor be fore the Republican State Convention to meet February 22 that year. Cumback was also a candidate before that Convention for nomination. Hence the proposition of Cum back to Baker (who was then serving as Governor; was interpreted to mean simply this: If Governor Biker will placate me with the appointment to the United States Senatorship, to be mad3 vacant by the resig nation of Hendricks, 1 will withdraw from the cbinpaix" lor t lie Gubernatorial nomina-j won, auu leave a cieat aam ior natcer." il was a ciever attempt at political bribery, ana linker saw that ne had cumback 8 scalp in his ting' rs. He sliced it loose from the ambitious gentleman's skull with the grace of a Modoc. . of course the friends of Corn back were in a rage at what they called Baker's meauue-ss m exposing private cor respondence from a friend." Bat Baker was implacable, aud the feline quadruped was at lanr-v Tne Indiana legislature tnen spread upon its lecords tlu following bit of political mor alizing, viz.: Jtrx'dved, 1'Lat, in the opinion of the Sen ate, the letter ol the Hon. Will Cumback, the present Kkuteuant Governor of the State, d.ued J unary ti, lStkS, and addressed to Governor Uaktr, embraces a corrupt and indir-ct utUMuoi. to ta noer with the integri ty an I dev.-ov t'.iu independence of the ap- pom in,; seit 'L of the Governor. U..li. ;i. Further, that the action of the Go r-.ur, in repe'lhit; the dishonorable pro positi. r.i cMiiai.'i .d in "aid letter of WillCum bt'jk, C iu M3i: i i ii.e!f to all good citizens as a ju-t iiuVn itf th'j conduct which should ever cinrcvt rM th appointing power In our sys in of government. Cumback's nomination by the caucus proved a d.-lu-ion and a snare. After days of vain eir.irt, t i sick and mortified cham- EioLs ghuüy actpied any excuse to abandon im. and ihi boilers and tho regulars finally coiiiOrom;e J n D. D Pratt, who ww cho sen t'ti-iior. Cumback, helped by Morton and irtlwix, is "setting things up" to pot Prutl's hr.a:, a.d lie expocts to joiu the host of (JUr v ian si .".omen in Washington a jear - - . , .-i.- ... i h V. . ., uate i a fit arociato ot the . V. are now there; but ill to elect him? i-HJ lelt that lnlLIs i will bo dulled or aiir i vv e Arever. We do jf.t shines still, and f-at round world rflSLer hear ihe peine forte Ttjt duiif tHO u? ttjusolini'-apatby that euc-! . I . . . . IUV4 .11' ( I -H f -V 4 y ceeds it. But time has no mercy on our de lusions. Grass grows over all our graves whether they be the mounds in the conse crated ground of God's acre or tho graves whereof no one knows, in which we have buried hopes that were fair once, and dreams that were dreamed only, and joys that flut tered, like sun-suffused butterflies through some single summer. Mrs. L. C. Moulton. CLARK COUNTY LUNATICS. A FAMILY OF FANATICS A SICK WOMAN CON CEALKD TILL THE NEIGHBORS INTERFERE CANDIDATES FOR THE INSANK ASYLUM. Mention has been made repeatedly of a lit tle community of Mormons, or idiots, in the south part of Clark county, whose perform ances rival the howling dervishes. James Scott is a minister of the Latter-day Saints, and with his family, consisting of wife, two daughters and a son, appears to be little bet ter tkan a raving maniac. Since September last he has confined his wife in a dark room, and refused everybody, including her bro thers, admittance to the house. A rumor finally got started that the womanVas dead, which determined the brothers and neigh bors to make an investigation. The visit is described by the Ledger-Standard : Some thirty-six men joined the expedition. When the party arrived at the place of destination they espied quite a commotion in the back yard. The father, in company with a son and a daughter, walked rapidly to meet the party, and with a faltering effort at military display, commanded the van to halt, but the van merely said "good morning, sir," and passed on. He then ran frantically toward the house, yelling wildly to the men, "For God's sake to stop aud reason a moment." The spokesman, turning to him, said: "Mr. Scott, this foolery has been carried far enough, and we have come here to ascertain the facts in the case. We are not going to commit any depredation, or harm any one In the least ; but we are going into that house to see that woman, if she it there, and if she is not there, we are going to know where she is; and, now, sir, if yeu have any valid reasons for practising such an utrage on this community; we will hear them." Scott then delivered himself in substance as follows: "Men and brethren: my soul is filled with the love of God to ward you all; and the word of God Is now burning in mv heart. Hear me, O, men of the world, hearken unto my voice, and hear ye the living God, the word of the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. I have a command from the great God of Gods, to keep my wile shut up in that room tor a certain tune. and allow no human being to see her, except myself, my son, and those two unmarried daughters. The great God, in whose pres ence I now stand, in fear and trembling. tells me that if I faithfully keep this com mand, my wife shall be restored to new life and perfect health, and that she shall not taste death. It is constantly revealed to me by the living gou that whenever this com mand is broken my wife will instantly drop dead, and her soul will instantly sink into perdition : and whoever dares to break that i command will fall dead immediately on cross ing the thresuoia or that door, and their souls will sink instantly into everlastin woe. Hear my voice, now, I pray you, ana heed the warning of tho living God; lor in the self-same moment that ye enter in through that door, the flaming sword that hanzs above it will fall unon vou and cut you down as cumberers of the earth ; and this day shall ve ail become as dung upon the ground. Thus sayeth the living God." At the close of this prenosteroui haran?ne. the son, who had stood like a statue, gazing vacantly at the distant west, without moving a muscle of the body, responded, "Amen and amen, and amen." The father then turned to the daughter, saying: "Daughter, you speak," THE TROPHETESS. The girl slowly raised both bands above her head, turned her eyes toward the hea vens, and tor a moment gazed vacantly into the immensity of space, while the father called the attention of the crowd tellinz them "to listen now to the word of the living God." The prophetess began to quake and tremble from head to foot, at the same time uttering unintelligible verbiage in the wild est and most incoherent manner: her voice gradually growing into a series of frightful and deafening screams, and her gesticula tions growing wilder and moie veheinen until they terminated in convulsions ceasing from complete exhaustion. Here the spokesman remarked that that was enough of such insane absurdity, and asKea sscott to open me aoor. Scott re plied that he "was in the hands of the liv mg uoa, naving neitner power no resist or assist them." Whereupon the self-consti tuted investigating committee made their way into that mysterious room, and beheld there, in front of the old fashioned fire place the object of their search, sitting upon a chair looking stolid and stiff as a marble bust, perfectly motionless, and her counte nance entirely void of expression. Her brothers approached her one at a time, s lutingher kindly; but she remained perfect ly quiet, until the fourth brother attempted to take ner nana, wnen sne withdrew it with a sudden motion. As the party passed into tne nouse, tne lather, tne son, and prophetess all tell upon their knees in the chip yard, the three abreast, facing the west The oia man ana tne girl prayed fervently to their God to pour out his wratü now; to send thunderbolts from heaven and destroy from the face ot the earth these Gentiles; the son constantly re- peating his usual chorus, "amen, and amen and amen." uuring tnis prayer a second daughter distinguished herself by running DacK ana ior in across tne yara, moaning pit- eously, her hands quivering and flying rap idly aoout in every direction, ner head bob bing up and down striking the chin against the breast with such violence as to make the beholder Involuntarily look to see her head fly off her shoulders. The father and son were dressed in blue jeans coats ot a peculiar pattern, Duttonea up in front, with a single row or old fashioned brass buttons, present Ing quite an eccentric appearance, The mother's face is overcast with a deathlike pauor, tnat makes one shudder while looking at her. The girls have an unhealthv anoearanoo. and their complexion reminds one of the clay eaters of the Carolinas, 'ihe most striking about the females is the insane expression of their eyes. There were two physicians present, and they unhesitatingly pronounced the mother and the two males seriously de mented, the girls almost hopelessly insane; and gave it as their candid opinion that it the mother is cot provided with light air and exercise she will soon die. When Mrs. Scott was first taken ill, she claimed to have a manifestation that she would never die, but would be translated as Elija of old; and after sifting the matter, it is pretty clearly ascertained that Scott intended to keep tis wife concealed until she died, then conceal the body, and give out to the world that she was translated. Integrity is a virtue which costs much. In the period of passion it takes self-denial to keen down the appetites of tho flesh; in the time of ambition, with us far more danger ous, it requires fery much earnestness of character to keep covetousness within Us proper hound .not to be swerved by love of the praiso of men or oilicial power over them. But what a magnificent recompense does it bring to any and every man! Any pleasure which costs conscience a single pang is rl-UIy a pain, and not a pleasure. All gain which robs you of your integrity h a rnln which profits not: it i a loss. Honor is infaDiy if won by tho saleofyour soul. But what womanly and manly do-j lights docs this costly virtue brinjj Into your consciousness, here and hereafter. Theodore Parker. i THE UNEMPLOYED. CHICAGO'S COMMUNE. WHAT IS DEMANDED THE SITUATION IN THE , CITY. Reviewing the demand of the working men in Chicago, the Times sums it up thus: Threatening indications now force the inqui ry upon us: Are we to be soon required to face a like alternative? Is Chicago fallen into the hands of La Commune? The in cendiary utterances of certain Irresponsible wretches that assume (it is hoped falsely) to be the leaders of some large crowds of un employed persons, appear to Indicate that such is the case. These wretches a speci men appears in the person of one F. A. Hoff manntalk as if they were already masters of Chicago, and had, in virtue of such mas tery, a right to break open the vaults of treasuries and banks and the doors of ware houses, and distribute among themselves whatever "accumulated wealth" they mav find. The language of the person Hoffmann, tne language or a person called McAulino. and of several other communistic blather skites, is the language of the enemies of so ciety whom the government of Paris exe cuted on the plain of Satory. After some violent abuse of the Relief and Aid Society, the creature Hoffmann said to the Mayor: ."We demand of them that they turn over this trust. Let them come prepared now that they are notified. We shall now demand that the money, every cent of It, shall oe turned over, whereas heretofore we would have been satisfied with a portion of it. Let them come prepared for the Issue. They have given na an opportu nity to expose this close corporation which has neen iranauientiy iormea with the money of the people. I myself will rip the intestines out of that infamous Boaol, and show that it is a i ran a ana a curse. These eentlemen will come with an opinion from Judge Drummond, that the money can not be taken, from them. Bnt I, while I am no prophet, can tell them this, that the people will no longer tolerate this outra geous conduct. Woe will come unto them and theirs who have allowed woe to come upon oth ers and theirs. It will come on Friday night, if they do not come prepared to yield to the Just demands of the people." These incendiary and threatening words were addressed to the chief executive of the city government, and therefore are under stood to be addressed to the city itself. That the mavor listened to such lamruaee without administering to the disorderly speaker a proper rebuke, is a matter for surprise. The mayor should know, just now, that the city government is not a charity agency, nor an eleemosynary organ or ant kind whatever. It has no power to assess taxes to tarnish employ ment to anybody, nor to raise money to dis tribute m the way of alms. It was not cre ated for a public almoner, aud has not by the law of its existence any power or authority whatever to set up as an administrator of charity funds. It exists for an entirely dif ferent purpose, it exists to quell ana pun ish lawlessness, to put down riots, to seize and punish law-breakers .and disturbers of the public peace ana order. Ilofore and pending the November election, the leading spirits of the popular conglomeration that elected MayorColvln proclaimed very loudly that they and their followers constituted the "real party of law and order." Ii the pre' tense was true, then they can not sympa thize with the sentiments and declared pur poses of these lawless and orderless ring leaders of La Commune. If the pretense was anything more than a display of dema gogical hypocrisy, then the new administra tion in the tender affection it manifests to ward such creatures as Hoffmann and Mc Auliffe, takes a bad way to demonstrate the fact. It has not escaped public observation that for a "law and order" administration the new city administration is in great dan ger of a pitiable BREAKDOWN AT T0.K START. The Mayor knows, and the creature Hoff mann, who professes to be a lawyer, also should know, that the Relief and Aid Socie ty cas no more lawful right to turn over to tne city any charity funds that may be in its treasury than tee city has to turn over to the Relief and Aid Society any remainder of the sewerage or other funds that may be in its treasury. The corporation called the Relief and Aid Society exists, as the corpora tion called the City of Chicago does, in Tir tue of a law ot the State of Illinois. Each was created by the State for a specific pur pose pertaining to the exercise of its own sovereignty, and the purpose of neither com prehends in any way the purpose of the other. One exists as an administrator of charity- only; the other exists only toad minister tne functions or tne city govern ment, to maintain law and order in the community. The scalawag Hoffmann is right when be says that the Relief and Aid Society will not willingly surrender its treasury to a committee of communists or of city aldermen, -it can not do so, except to violate the law. The function of the Mayor is to maintain law and preserve order and not to demand or suffer any violation of them. If the city government, at the head of which is the mayor, can not fulfil Its appointed functions, then it becomes the imperative duty of the Government of Illi nois to intervene, and with all the civil and military power of the State of Illinois to nut down communism in Chicago, and if need be to deal with such creaturesas Hoffmann and MCAuune as their lawless compeers were dealt with on the plain of Satory. How near we are to a realization of this violent neces sity can only be a matter of conjecture. But the incendiary declarations by the ringlead ers of La Commune, apd the seeming hesi tancy in the local administration in a matter where its only lawful function and duty are as plain as the light of day, warn us that it is always the part of wisdom to anticipate the worst that can happen. It Is not to be supposed that the Governor of Illinois wil not take note of the disorderly threatenings by these lawless ringleaders of the La Com mune. nor that he will not stand prepared to meet with the cannon and musketry of the State this threatening spirit of La Com mune at the first sympton ol failure on the part of the city to put down violence by superior violence. If the new city adminis tration, which came in with professions of law and order on its tongue, snail not make good its professions by executing govern ment of law against the lawless spirit of communistic scounareiism, which finds Its instruments in such wretches as F. A. Hoff mann and his confreres, then the superior authority of Illinois must and will intervene to execute law and crush out disorder by the military power or the state, it the scoun drels of La Commune choose not to obey the laws and respect the local authority, or if the local authority snail fall in the fulfill ment of its appointed function, they may as well know the inevitable alternative. If Chicago is intbehandsof La Com mune, then La Commune and not Chicago must perish. Whether it die peaceably or violently rests in its own choice. THE DEMANDS OF THE COMMUNISTS. Says the Chicago Tribune: The following are understood to be tha demands of some of the leaders of the work- ingmenen, and a rough draft of a manifesto to be issued by them: The Relier and Aid Society must either turn over the relief fund to the city and county authorities, or the Managing Board of the Relief and Aid Society must consist of one-third Americans and two-thirds Irish, Germans and Scandinavians. The public schools, bridges and. the con duit in Fullerton avenue to be undertaken by the Board of Public Works or by con tractors immediately. Who would dare to enjoin the city for doing its own work? jLegal help for thoe who are In danger of losing their homesteads by land-sharks and greedy land-grabbers; the mayor to desig nate a lawyer to devote an hour or two a day for the purpose ot legal advice, etc, to the owners of lots who owe installments they can not at presently. Legal expense to be paid out of contingent fund. It would asi a montn or two, and might cost or more. Committees Should be annninttvi ts fi-it the different shops and manufactories now idle, for the purpose of arranging the pen- "K "io same at a raie oi wages satio'ac tory to the besses and the workingmen. ine movement is Catherine strength, and may reach the Irish masses, that were not even touched before the call of the raas meeting. The leaders are enthusiasts, while tne mass of the followers are not paui-ers; in fact, they have never felt actual starva tion, or even poverty, but they are afraid of osing wnat they have eot. and of nein,!. livered to the tender mercies of a relief an.i aid society whose managers are strangers in feeling and understanding to them. Tber desre a reorganization of th whole relief banners of the city and countv. ad the ful fil linen t of the promises of the last freneral elertion that public improvements should !e pusnea au over tho city. The , can not w made to realize that the city author!; ies could bw stopped or prevented by anv body from commencing and finishing public works without advertising for bids from con!r;ic tors and letting them to the lowest respot:i- uio L'j-uuers. SMOTHERED. 8 EVEN MEN BURIED UNDER A PXLE OF OHA IN A HORRIBLE DEATH. The Ottawa, Canada, Citizen tells of the terrible death that befell seven laborers there: Mr. Murray, a lumber dealer, had hired seven men to go to his mills on Blue , River, a tributary of Lake Huron, and work his timber lands. He heard nothing ii oai them, and the report of a traveler, who had just came from the river, increased Mr. Mur ray s I ears, ana ne ueiermmea at om-e to Eroceed up the stream and ascertain w hat ad become of the boat's crew. He found the batteau as described at the landing, and then proceeded to the shanty? or dewt, where the provisions were to have leeii stored. He arrived there at nightfall, but no sound greeted him. All was still a the grave, lie lined me taten oi tne aoor, ana as he entered a horrible stench of putrid flesh greeted his nostrils. He 6truck a light and at once proceeded to investigate the . E remises. The storehouse was a square lock house, scooped shanty fashion, but without the bunks that are generally found in a regular lumber shanty. The remains of the fire were visible in the camp- boose, and the only thing unusual in tho appearance of the plac9 was the horrible stench and the oats which he had sect up with the men, thrown in a disordered heap. some of it loose and the rest ia bags, on out? side of the floor. From this heap the f.-ul Btnell proceeded. He placed the light on one side and commenced to rem vo the oats. The odor grew almost unljearable, and he had only lifted two or three bags of grain wh.-n a . . j . i . i i human nana raei nis caze, aim bciii i-jsji curdling through his veins. Horror-sftkken, ho continued to remove tbo gram, and discovered one of the most ter rible sights that it has ever been the lot of man to witnvss. Tho seven men had arrived at the depot safely with their lead, and it is supposed they worked with a will until they got their charge safely storea. UThepork was packed in one corner, the ;lou: in anotner, anu ine uais, iu uags, was piei from the lloor to the scoops in a high, nar row pile. The men then, tired and hungry partook of a hearty supper, after which they spread their blankets ou the floor and then, with their heads on the pile of oats, and their feet to the fire, they toll into a heavy sleep a sleep from which they never rose. During the night one of the bottom bags of oats burst from the pressure above. The grain began to run out, until one s"de of the pile was undermined, and when the tired work ers were enjoying their soundest and most refreshing sleep, the pile of srain fell over on top of them. God alone knows how wn death overtook thenu Six of the men dii not appear to have been able to move. They were found lying on their backs in a row, with their heads covered. The weight of the grain must have been so crushing that they could not move hand or foot, and they died of suffocation. The seventh man must have had a fearful struggle for life. Lying near the end of the pile, he was not caught with such weight as his com rades. He must have lived for some time after being trapped, and being a man powerful frame he died hard, as was evi denced by the fact that he had worked his way upward until his hand was near the sur face, but his own struggles only hastened his death. The bags became torn and the grain, filtering down, filled his mouth, eyes and nostrils, and effectually choked him. These were in effect the facts in the case as related to Mr. Rowan, and a mor ghastly and horrible incident we have never heard of. Four of the men were Ironi the township of Ashfield, in Huron; the others were Frenchmen. They had only gone to work In the woods for the winter. Mr. Wil liams, who was in Ooderich when he heard of the accident, imuiediataly left for the mill. THAT STAND PIPE. IT IS TESTED AXD PROVEN 8ATISFACTORT. AND THE nOX. SCHUYLER COLFAX MARKS A SPEECH. x The Chieago Inter-Ocean gives an account of the test of the Stand Pipe at South Bend on Christmas day. After the test the crowd assembled in front of the court house, when Schuyler Colfax was called for and responded in a ten minute speech. The assembly then adjourned to the Studebaker Wagon Workf, where very amusing ceremony took place under the following circumstances: Mr. Ijeighton Pine, is, and has been, a stand pipe man, and Mr. J. Molar Studebaker has gravely doubted the efficiency of the system. Between these two a wager had been ar ranged of a cow on the .part of Mr. Stude baker, and a lunch on the part of Mr. Pine. The former was to participate in the prac tical test by standing in the belfry of the building, ninety-five feet from the ground, while the water was being thrown therein from the stand pipe hydrant across the street. If he got wet be was to lose the cow, and vice versa. The Hon. Schuyler Colfax, Chief Engineer E. Nicar, of the Fire De partment, and J. C. Knoblock, Esq., were appointed judges.and the four, with Mr. Pine, ascended to the belfry. At the signal from the Chief Engineer, a stream of water was brought to bear upon the five, and Mr. Stu debaker got a good wetting and boat a hasty retreat. The judges, of course, decided in favor of Mr. Pine, and the cow was produc ed, tho head and tail gorgeously caparisoned In red, white, and blue nbixm. in his re marks upon receiving her, Mr. Pine said his only regret was that she ecu Id not hold as much milk as the stand-pipe water, but if she only could he would "set 'em up for the boys right lively." Th cow was escorted to the residence of Mr. Pine by the South Bsnd Cornet Band and a procession in carri ages. On the way some villain pulled off her chignon (false tail). The offender was caught, but broke away from the officer and made his escape thorugh a dark alley. In the afternoon the Studebakers presented Mr. Colfax with the Colfax buggy exhibited At the Chicaeo Exposition, and which cot ftXK) to manufacture. In reply to the presenta tion, Mr. Coif ix sooke of the Studebakers' progress from a start with capital. The depression in tue lumber industry of the United States it very marked. Firms In Minneapolis which last year sent out 2,000 men will send only 900 this season. There was cut last season about 300,000,000 feet. The amount of the present season will not exceed 135,000,000. .