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• Phyitcian and Surgeon.
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Physician and Surgnon.
OBm oa *M M of puVUn aqaara, «rrar
MiTa»<m*o« » liUtaary Mara ’*
WO. MILL* it
. Dentist.
far paialitl
Surgaon Dentist.
OMoa ta Kirkair mock oa Hi** atraat.
lava, aaar J. w. Motraa'a dru*
Physician and Surgeon.
OMea aa Market atraat. orar Bayar A Baraea’
Mara. Btalilaan ta* Mocks soutk sod two
Mocks wsat of pouuMk*. '*
Magnetic Healer.
ome* at his raatdaaca, Ikrsa Mocks dlrscktf
south of postoßka, Is pray rod to treat all dla
oaaaa axeawt dcafa«Wß wkh reoaral satt«fac-
Uoct Taras. Bid far Mtraat meats. Ha will
%twars ba foaad at boac-
Ja i c. BtkMifetß.
Physician and Surgeon.
OMMasa lowa. Oflkw aortbaaat earaar oi
•aaara. middle rsam aa Mairs ta aaw Maaoak
hM»hdtag Haaidswoa oa Hlgk strart. I N«ki
aaat of aqaaro. Tatasdmaa c iQaaMlna at otaar
aod rssidaars wltt all parts of tbo etty. I*
B. w. M WILIA.
Catarrh. Throat A Lung Physician,
▲ad Saaataltst far Ohroaic D.eoo*** laacraHr
( asauWuor poraoaallr or by ««ar. «»Mca
aad Dhnaaoai over Ware Dru« store. w*d
H«tStreet OMoehoursfreta*bl*a. a., aad
fma 1 to ir t. oaaultatloo fraa. old
D A Hortnasa. M. D. R.C. Rotmab. M. D.
Drs d a . a r. c. aorrMAs.
Physicians and Surgeons.
OMoa two doors north of Simpooo M. B.
ohurab. noar S. B roraar at square. Oakaloosa.
lowa. Boaidooee oa Mala streot, three Mocks
sast of tbo pobUs ai«srt. 1W
j. l. com*. *• hodo«
aioffin * HODGE.
Homeopathic Phjnicuns & Surgeons.
Will uiiiil all cell* day or Jrtt
tbe Frank*! room* to Uewn Week, Dr. OoMn t
i itiri r of BUoo m 4 Jefereun, Dr
Hodge a. rGdenoe oo North Market Street. t*
M. ruixm,
« Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Pabtio, Roe* Hill. lowa. Wf
W. 8. KinworTlT O. N. Do*«.
A ttorney I -A w.
William* Block. OakokKOß- lowa. Mylpd
A t tomey »-at-1 ji w,
Ookaktoao. lowa. Office over Gold** Bm*«'
More 0,1
• Attorney*»t-Law,
aad Notary Public, rroot room. up malra. to
Park buret'a new bnUdln* Oekalooee, la. l*f
Gleason a h abb ill,
o*oo io Pbaanl* block, Otkaloota, lowa.
Bun bom promptly attended to. I*l
and Notary Public. OMce 4 block »outh of 8
E. oornar of Pork >•
A ttorney-at- La w.
OoUectloaa promptly encoded to. oMca oo
aortfe aide, over Franker# bank. It
Oakalooaa. lowa OMoe over Knapp ft **P*ld
lafi hardware atom. 1*
C. BLANCH*'a*.
• Attorney-at'l^aw,
Ookalooaa- lowa. Wdi practice io all tbe
ooorta Office orer tbe Ookalooaa National
But l»tf
• Attorney-at-I-aw,
Oakaloooo. loaro. Buataeaa attended to la both
Btote oad federal Lourta. OMce. rooaa 1 and
t, orer A M Abraham t atore. aortb atde to
Oao. W. Liman. 000 U Moaon
OMee orar Oakalooaa National Bank. Oak a
looaa lowa
C. P. Siaill L. A Boon.
A ttoroeyfi-at-1 * w,
aad sotanoa Public Ofilc* firat door wwt o t
Eooordor*a oftna NaOooal Book building,
Ofkaioooa, lowa. mf
aad Notary Pa tola, OekolooooNewo. OMca la
Centennial bloek. oror Franker* cloth lop
atora, aortb side Practice la all of tbe
eeurt* of the State. **
A ttorney-at-1 .aw,
aad governmeat rial* ageot OMoe la Boyar
ft Baraaa' block, Oakalooaa, lowa. Prompt at
ipatina given to oottocthNia Probate buaiaeaa
wUI roewlra careful attention. Buslaesa at
leaded to ia the U. 8. and State court*. lfilf
aad CotleoUsa Agent* Attend to any legal
baMaMi la the Stale aad Federal Loart* en
trusted to thaw. OMce over N. Oppenbeimer
ft Co-b hoot and »bc- atora- aoutb aide of .
Oakalooaa, lowa. ***
jaßK* Ciiaou. Dinn. Daria.
F. F. Brute.
love. wUI practice in all courts.
Col lection* made a fee lore. OMoa orer
Fraakel ft Ook, Bank. Branch uMoe at New
Sharon. »_
J. A- L. CnOOBBAB J. G. C boo At All.
TfekalnnM lewa. OMoe over Mtheatre County
Seek, eeathweet comer public eqaere. Col-
and remitted promptly• « onvey-
JaoTuMi, JfO- H. Wajmumi,
Fremdeot. Caahhv.
L C. h« t ISIM Vice Praam*at.
Tilt Ftrairt 4 Trtden
CIPITAX 9100.000.
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. VOL. 36. NUMBER 48.
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Doans of ail kinds negotiated. Mercantile
paper boucht aad sold, ftooa S. oser Parators
Traders' Bank. oskalooaa. lowa. IMf
I bars on nr books a tar** uumber of farsu
nod houees ta town; also many thousand asres
of wild land, ir you bars reel estate to sell or
wish to buy. give me a anil. I pay tares In any
part of Ute State. Conreyaoetaa done. OMoe
In Beyer d Bernes' Mock. Oainlooea, lowa
Oaa hundred Moe bulbiln« iota ia Laosr't addi-
Uon to ttakalooon. >*
ZsMAd Agenoy.
Farms and Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paid, and
Conveyancing Done.
OSes orer Oskalooaa National Bank.
tau terrnr tt Banrsa.
m77e. BENNETT,
Beal Estate 4 Loan Agent.
in laryv r small amouste. on on* or abort
time tntt
8100.000 ia B 100.000
Money to Loan!
At Six Per Cent Annual
oo 1 years' time, la loans of |W aad upwards;
with pnrttagc of pnytac Bid* aad neors la an
nual payment*, if desired.
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
BMULPOO te lona a • par cent latersta on Bve
yean time, borrower bar leu the op
tion to pay part or Ml of prin
cipal alter first year.
We also bars a complete set of Abstract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lota
In Mahaska County, lowa
Oflee In front room of aaw Masonic boildinf,
north seel gorier of Pubtte Square
Residence and Garden
Small Fan p lots For Sale.
I am bow prepared to eeli in mall or large
lota to *uit porchaaerr. and at reasonable fir
urea, tbe whole of tbe farm known a* tbe
lying between the iowa City and Burllnrton
road*. immediately oontiruon* to the city, and
now occupied a* teuaoU by L. M. aa<l J. C.
The (firm is dlrided br tba C H I ft P ■ and
lays oonrenieot for dirision Into Plots for
bined. It I* believed to be
Underlaid with Coal !
aad baa rood drain are and water facilities.
A complete plan and surrey of tbe property
may be seen at tbe oMoe of Jno O. Malcolm
Part cf tbe purobaae money may be secured
oo any plot bucht.il daelred.
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
—a ah rr actcm* or
Prom Oa« to Twolt# Horae Power.
Machinists’ Supplies,
Including HhafUnf*. Puueya, Leather aad Rub
ber fteMtnr. Steam FMttoa*. etc. ate.,
lurniahed on short notice aad at
very reasonable rates.
of all kiads aaatiy and quickly done. Call on
me before you buy anythin* m my line.
Shops One Block North of Es
chanre Block.
alKf W. E. VERNON.
Seevers & Neagle’s
12 lbs Granulated Sugar 91X10
13 lbs Standard A Sugar 1.00
14 Iba Extra C Sugar. 1.00
8 lba Good Green Coffee 1.00
8 Ibe Good Brown Coffee 1.00
1 lb Gan Best Full Weight Baking
Powder. 25
1 lb Defiiccated Cocoanut SO
1 lb Good Young Hyson Tea 30
I lb Fancy Mixed Tea 50
90 kinds of Canned Goods, per can 10
1 lb Salmon. 15
2 lbs Salmon. 25
Celebrated White Rose Flour, per
sack. 1.35
90 Bara White Russian Soap U»
All Standard Brands Plug Tobac
co, per lb 60
Earthenware, 3 gallons for 25
Southwest Corner Pub
lic Square. •j 1
VM MU m atoa*a M say »ttw So— la U*
«sty. Uim •MtiaUal U
ts Uw ctty. e«M oa as.
Everything Fresh.
l* H. Bojd«r A Son.
Bnl Biitti & Lui tow
o sr r iox.
all l M stm •« ••
Um. HHb-L>A. IK dorr tau. Ac. Pria
*£ **• w*
f* kaw saaaystawr Warm sai Paws Pro*
g ss sKtt
»»»■■*»'■' in*m«»n»|r
Tolbert A Miller. Blacksmiths,
at their »td stand west of PoetoStoa, will do
Shoalou ad low as any other shop in Oekaloo
an. B
V/ o. r. waste oa first aad third Monday
ereoinjr* of each month, at Odd PeUows Hall.
Vuitln* Patriarchs cordially invited to attend.
B. L. Habtbt. C. P
B. 8. Harbour. Scribe. <*
meets every taiurday eveninc at the Odd
Fellows' Hall, oae Mock north of the PostoAce
Visum* brothers cordially invited to alteod.
(’■aa Writ, W. L Howb,
Secretary. IMJ MQ.
Civil Engineer.
Ofloe and reel deuce on High street, 3 blocks
east of Court House, Oskalooea, lowa. »l
Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High St,
Oskalooaa. lowa. 1M
800 l I Shoe luifKUnr,
Has reopened his shop at his old stand, second
door west of ihe Burnett House, where I
would be pleased to sec ail my old easterns**
and all other* that may favor me with a oall.
Many yean of experience has enabled me to
please the most fhsUdtous.
oowtractos roa
Steam Heating, Plumbing,
Agent for the Haxtoo Baae Burning Bnileta;
dealer to Iron Pipe, run turn and Brans Goodia.
Lead Ptps. Rubber Row. Packing. Iron and
Wood Pumps. Sewer Pipe, Oaa Pixtares. Be.
No. 214 Wart High Street.
IS Oskalooea, lowa.
Try the COA>- from John Burdens’ New Shall.
It is of good quality and gives general
satisfaction. Ail orders left at
on the southeast eoroar of tbs square, or nl.
oa the south went corner of the square, or at.
on High street, will receive prompt attention.
This mine Is on the Beacon road oae mile frsm
town. nJByl
You Bolls For Sale!
The undersigned has three young. fibcrt-Horn
Bulla-fine young animals which wilt be acid
cheap. AMs has anme pure Poland-Chmasows
with pig. by “DECATUR,*" a celebrated b)g
from Illinois. Call at farm >4 mile north of Knir
37tf N. W. HUSSEY.
Henry Walling*
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds,
and oor tractor of
Cisthrns, Flubs and Cellars
Ballt oa abort notice Also have food Brick
for am*at lowaat market price.
Uiatf oak*looaa lowa.
Fresh Tamily and Fancy
Queensware and Glassware,
Provisions of All Kinds
In their warn, tro to
. So.t.«a«t CorM» of
L. Cook Sc Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Good■ warranted to five aattefhKioa ia aU
cnaue Come In and aae ua and
five u* a trial,
**f L. Cook Sc Son.
If You Hmve Any Models
to Make for Patent
Requiring *kllL oonault
E. A. Hornbobtel,
Power Houm. West Room. Mm 3
Prices 4 Fire lisn
often teem aioa to property owner*, hat ft
■boa Id not be forgotten that a property or
bartnaaa which will not warrant the ex
paaaa of proper hiauraaoe had bet
ter be dUpoeed of and the capi
tal employed in it aecorely
Invested in Securities
yielding a ieM profit, bat which oao not ha de
stroyed by fire. In toort, lute a* toob
Pbopbbtt or go oat of baaineea, and
wbea >n*urta*r ha aare yon get the
beet, wkka oen elwaya be ob
tained from
laaaraeee North Mde of Square, over
Eye mod Ear Physician.
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The Oskaloosa Herald.
)/D oskaloosa s?r /W
« Sckssl TWeacWy +
■ask'Kssptag by Actaal Business Practice
Thisd*|iarta**nt uf oar school I*on*of UubWta the
Ualtsd -tut**, undvr the ctwny of Piubmnr Waco, on*
ufthvtnmt (womenln thvaund. SendSc*ott fcr h*an-
Ufui mcliiwiu of hi, work direct tlm tbv psa.
AU our dvpartmmta *rv mmrintondod by practical
Is*rhnr -f—-g—! — 1 Andrm*
AsßNtal hp/m,
Mrs. E. M. Thomas
Desires to thank her many friends and patrons
for their liberal patronage In the past, and
to solicit a share of their orders in
the ftiture; also to announce
that she ba* on
band samples
ot all
Imported aid Domestic
Dry Goods,
Prom which to Make Selections.
All the New and Leading Styles.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Prices are much lower this year than ever be
Mrs. E. M. ThoinaSy
East Main street. First Door East of Masoaie
•X Opera House
J. H. Sheak,
Will pay the highest market prise ia Cash
For all rinds ot. Grail
<>a the Central of lowa Bail way Track, West
High Street. Oekaiooaa.lows. al*
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Oskiiisn Harms forts.
F. W. McCall,
m ****** ttrMl «uuSonL iowa
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ArßLoruoaoe ts a novel word to moat
psopts who spsak the EugUsh Unguage The
Qreeks need U centuries ago, meaning by R
ATBLoraoaoe la the first and only medi
cine which has carried off the prise aa the per
fect remedy for Rheuniathjn aad Neuralgia
Like two relentless tyrants they have for
ages held their Buffering riettma la an lroa
grip These poor *ufferer* have Uvn »e eiave*
la the power of their oppressor*.
ATHtoraoßoe has entered the arena ; en
gaged lu oouiict with the monster*, and won
the rictory. Aa the competlto.-u in the (iredan
game* of old could win only by the meet severe
trials of ability and endurance, so Athlovbo
aoa has won the prise, not alone by giving temporary
relief, but by bringing an enduring mm aa well to
these who have suffered the excruciating agonies of
Rheumatism and Neuralgia R
Athlophobos is a novelty, not only -
in name, but in its elements. It is un
like any preparation yet introduced. E
ATHLorHOBoe ta put up with consummate _
skill, and contains nothing that can (<oeutbly
harm the most delicate conriJtutkm q
ATHUiFBoaoe acts on the blood, muscles
and joints, and removing the poison and acid M
from the blood, carries them out if the system
Now, do yon want to Buffer on and ont •
or do you want to be well f q
If you cannot get ATHLornomoe of your drug
gist, we will send It express paid, on receipt of
regular price—one dollar per bottle. We prefer
that you buy tt from your druggist, but if he
hasn't It, do not be persuaded to try something
else, but order at once from us aa directed.
Father, Nether, and Three Sisters Dead.
Mr. David Claypool, formerly Sergeant
at-Arms of the New Jersey Senate, and now
Notary Public at Ceuarville, Cumberland
Co., N. makes Ihe following startling
statement: “My father, mother, and three
suiters all died with consumption, and my
lungs were so weak 1 raised blood. Nobody
thought I could live. My work (ship
smithing (was very straining on me with my
weak constitution, and I was rapidlv going
to the grave. While in this condition 1
commenced using Mish lev’s Herb Bitters,
and it saved mjr life. Because it was so
difficult to get tt in this little place, and I
had improved so much, I stopped taking it
for a time, and the result is that I have
commenced going rapidly down hill again.
.Somehow, Mudder's Herb Bitters gives
appetite and strengthens and builds me np
as nothing else does, and I must have a
doten bottles at once. Use this commu
nication as you please, and if any one wants
to be convinced of its truth, let them write
me and I will make affidavit to it, for 1
owe mv life to Mishler’s Herb Bitters.”
- Thesecret of the almost invariable relief
and core of consumption, dysentery, diar
rhea, dyspepsia, indigestion, kidney and
liver complaints, when Mishler’s Herb
Bitten is used, is that it contains simple,
harmless, and yet powerful ingredients,
that art on the blood, kidneys, and liver,
and through them strengthens and invigor
ates the whole system. Purely vegetable
in ita composition; prepared by a regular
physician ; s standard medicinal prenara
tioti; endorsed by physicians and drug
gists. These are four strong points in favor
of Mishler’s Herb Bitten Mishler’s Herb
Bitten is sold by all druggists. Price SI.OO
per large bottle. 6 bottles for $5.00.
Ask roar drurawt far Hiißui'i Bm Bmn»
If be ifase sol kt-ep R, do oo* take *njtkin«rie*. bat
—• postal card to Mbxlxx Hn* Bmaas Oou
LA < u«.men» Street Philadelphia
HwSsetejct Cart***Uttie Ltav Wlm»
Ttiuable is CoaaUpaUaa, cnriaf sad war«itia|
thin um; inf complaint, whUalhcy nlnowm*
alt disorder* of the • tonne h, ttfmnlate Ut Bra
and regulate the bowels. Sre* if tfcey oaly mied
Ache they irrwldbepriori#* to ttcwwW
•offer from thir dist«*m« complaint; bot fwtn-
Mtaly their roodnaa* doe* not crrf here, udtMM
who once trytb«awM tad th-jUttl*
Is the bane of so jTHwartwlittww
Mk« otr f*esfc boait* Om pills c«rs It whiki
others do hot. . M
Carter's Little Lirer POJa are yirymdlwrt
very easy to take. One or two pOla wkea toa.
They are strtetly Tegettote and do not frtaor
pane, bat by their gentle actkm please aUnte
Methem. In rialsai*scents: Are for tl. Bold
by druggists everywhere, or eent by mail.
St. Louis & Si Paul Packet Co.
tmm noswiisii msssiiose stsamsss sstwmm
rwrujb§ Am tourists,sassj
rtf! Aj. tti and FLA A 1 1 7? t tkemid */
*, fnrxwrfiEL sYEAsnns\/jji’as:
srenAZ kxcvmim ticket* ts
tft. FAUL mdotkapoub,
■ BEAR « ««» AND AXX
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Oraduating Address Delivered at Oskaloosa
College Commencement. June
18, 1886. by
Some one has said “There never yet
has existed a successful government,
unless those in present experiment are
to l>e successful." If this be true, then
properly to govern and to be governed
has been a problem to mankind in all
ages of the world and uud* r all condi
tions of society, and remains to-day
one of the unsolved problems. The
lives of those men who have lived in
right relations to their governments
all indicate that in the proper solution
of this problem we are to realize the
civilization of the world. The Amer
ican republic, from an external stand
point, is a nation possessing all the
attributes of an undivided sovereignty,
but in our internal organization we are
a nation only in a limited sense. In
certain respects we may be called a
union of republics. The States, reserv
ing the greater part of sovereignty to
themselves, delegated certain powers
to the federal government, and these
not the ones entering most deeply into
the life and development of the peo
ple. In timee past this union was
threatened with disintegration by the
doctrines of a school that claimed the
right of a State to annul an act of Con
gress, or even to secede from the on
ion. This danger has passed; but now,
at times, tendencies are seen in an op
posite direction—toward a centraliza
tion of power in the federal govern
ment. As the
resting upon the columns holds the
keystone in position above them, so
the Statee standing upon the pillars of
township and county organization,
sustain the crowning grandeur of the
union. The strength and symmetry of
the structure depends upon ti e proper
proportions of the parts, and ’tout
them all the structure is not cot lete.
Understanding State rights to be
neither nullification nor secession, but
the privilege of enjoying thos* jhta
guaranteed by the constitution, and
the privilege and duty of contributing
to the honor and the glory of the
whole, there is iu the recognition of
State rights a means of political edu
cation. The political education of a
citizen does not consist merely in fit
ting hint to use his vole intelligently;
but, in addition to this, in qualifying
him to be a useful member of a civil
community—one who will devote him
self to the task of working out the
problem of the civilization of man
kind. The relation of government to
the social, moral, and intellectual con
dition of the subject is closer and more
intimate in proportion to the relative
proximity of the two. The interest of
the subject in his government depends
upon propinquity of place and rela
tion, as well as in the effects of law.
A citizen of the Dominion of Canada
takes more interest in the affairs of the
dominion than in those of the general
government of Britain. And the old
r'rench “habitant* of the Province of
Quebec, tenacious of his national
characteristics, is m .a concerned
about the affairs of his own province
than of either the dominiou or home
government. Even republican institu
tions that extend over large tracts of
territory and embrace great numbers
of people, seem to ihe citizen to be re
mote and to exercise but little luflu
euce over his mind. Such was the case
with republican Rome, and such would
tie the case with us were the federal
?;overnment to assume control of af
airs now managed by the States. But
let th- citizen recognize the rights and
individuality of his State; let him be
and sympathy with his government;
let him feel himself a factor in its
management, then his government
takes hold upon his mind; it appeals to
his morality, his dignity, his honor, his
manhood. He feels that these are nec
essarily and directly connected with
the welfare of his State, and that it be
hooves him to employ in her service
true thought and energy. He is incited
to intellectual exertion, for by preserv
ing the rights of the State we keep the
number of offices to be tilled by elec
tion at the maximum, and those to be
tilled by appointment at the minimum.
Thus all citizens are placed nearly on
an equality, and to each it is given to
rise as fast as his merits deserve. One
and all, those who may at some time be
candidates for the offices of state, and
those who are to choose the officers,
feel an impulse to mental activity.
Emulation —that powerful stimulus to
labor, the force that has drawn out
many a latent talent and carried gen
ius over many an almost insurmount
able obstacle—and self interest, man’s
constant companion, are here stimu
lating ageuts in the intellectual educa
tion of every citizen. Capacity and
opportunity, one the complement of the
other, are now brought side by side.
The uses of education are made appar
ent; a line of action may be deter
mined upon with a reasonable expecta
tion that certain results can be effected.
Bv taking an active part in political
affairs the citizen comes in contact
with men who appreciate their rights,
and are working for the best interests
of society; be observes their habits of
action, their needs; he learns to under
stand human nature, and comprehends
those principles which are at the very
foundation of society.
Intelligence is a stepping-stone to
virtue, and the security of a free gov
ernment depends upon the intelligence
and virtue of its people. While the
citizen is receiving this intellectual
and social education, he begins to feel
the moral responsibility that rests
upon one who takes an active part in
the administration of political affairs.
He looks out over his State; he sees
lie contemplates her grand achieve
ments in days gone by; he partakes of
her present prosperity; be knows that
he himself has been an agent in help
ing to bring about all this, and is the
shaper and moulder of her future ca
reer. His affection for his govern
ment is strenthened, his ambition is
aroused, bis zeal quickened, and his
tieing filled with nome feelings. Much
as he may love bis state, that has been
to him such a school, he beoomes a cit
izen more loyal to the nation. As the
sailor by strictly obeying the orders of
his commander learns safely to guide
the ship clear of fcicylla and Charybdis
-so the citizen, by a cheerful and in
telligent obedience to the laws, acquires
the experience that enables him to take
the helm of the ship of State when oc
casion demands, and safely to guide
her through the perils that beset her.
This moral strength is recognized and
its influence is felt throughout the
world. When the electric messenger
heralded to the world the death of our
late President, the snows of St. Peters
burg melted to form streams of sor
row. the Alps trembled in pain at our
grief, the Euphrates checked Itself in
its course, the Himalayas quivered,
and the aacred grovea or the far east
sighed and uttered their sympathy for
our lose. This was not so much sym
pathy and admiration fbr the life of
one man as it was sorrow that the red
hand of the assassin had been uplifted
against the chief executive of the
greatest republic on earth. It was be
cause the American experiment of self
government had challenged the admi
ration of the civilized world; and, In
this sense, to strike our President was
to strike the foremost man in all this
world, and they trembled for the re
sult; for, place your ear upon the
breast of this great living organism, of
which every human being Is a living
member, and you bear the common
prayer for a similar government a
government of the people, for the peo
ple, and by the people.
Within our own history there have
been the effects of recognizing the
upon the tntaHsstnal, eaalal, sad moral
education of tbe citizens. Like results.
Indeed, have followed in tbe wake of
all local republican fnstitnttofc where
aver they fcatveUnSsted.
As we draw aside tbe veil that mme
rstw the present ? >;.» She peat, we be-
E3J is tCteament of
Hesperian star whose refulgent light
totSsfetetsoaef the firmdTAthena,
—Athens, the fountain head and seat
of learning and dvlUssUnaof the
m SSa m Is 1 5
stand unsurpassed in history. Every
Atheuiau was brought into vital con
nection with the great heart of his
people, and felt himself a living and
responsible member of the body polit
ic; for the government of Athens was
the eccelsia, or assembly of the people,
to which all free born Athenians of
full age were admitted, aud in which
all could propose resolutions, speak
and vote. By being thus brought into
the active life of the state, and into in
timate association with each other,
their intellects were awakened and
their souls animated with kindly feel
ings tow* their city and the whole
Greek nat. .. When the Persian fleet
covered the sea and Persian arrows
clowded the sun, how generously did
the Athenians, then at war with some
of their sister states, forgive the quar
rel and form an alliance against the
common enemy of them all, preferring
the dangers of Marathon thermopy le,
Salatnis, Platea, and Mycale, leaving
the citvand all they held dear, rather
than allow one single Grecian state to
fall under the power of the barbarian.
The Persian wars have ended, and
we pass at once from the winds and
storms of March, and the clouds and
rains of April, to the clear and fra
grant atmosphere of a day in May.—
Now, amidst the gentle dew of kindli
ness, and nobleness, from the rosy An
gers of Eos breaks forth the Aurora
of intellectual light The rising beams
of the morning, kissing the broad fore
heads of those great men, are reflected
in images of ever-increasing
“The lofty sentiments and startling
conception," says the historian, “the
noble principles and high aspirations,
the practical and commonplace in life
And expression in the tragedies of Aes
chylus, Sophocles and Euriphides; bit
terness against personal enemies, and
jeers at well known cowards and wan
tons in the wonderful comedies of Eu
polis and Aristophanes. The grave
deliberations and party quarrels are
vealed in the pregnant eloquence of
Pericles, the sober prudence of Nicias,
the turbulence of the daring
brilliancy of Alcibiades, and the thun
dering tones of Demosthenes; the deep
philosophy in the unsparing logic of
Socrates, in the dialogue of Plato and
the morning talks of Aristotle —all
these weie but reflections of the devel
opment uuder the Ulislhenian consti
Ages have rolled away. Despotisms,
centralized republics and monarchies
have followed one another. Again we
are attracted to a little state by the
richness and fecundity of her civic
life. Ou the banks of the Arno stands
the city of Florence. The very men
tion of the name calls to mind the
power of human thought. The city of
palaces and cathedrals; the home of
Michael Angelo. Ghirlandaio and Ghil
berti; the fountain of inspiration to
modern literature filled by Petrarch,
Bocaccio, Alfieri aud Dante.
At the ringing of a bell the Floren
tines came together for deliberation on
civic affairs. Each citizen felt a pride
and a responsibility iu beiug a proprie
tor in his own political inanagement-
He began to love the city.aod all those
with whom he came in such pleasant
contact. He adorned the one and con
tributed to the minds aud rights of the
other —such was the education the
Florentine burger gained by coming
into active relations with the govern
Nor do we find such political educa
tion under auy other than local repub
lican institutions. No orators, no po
ets, no historians are to be found or
even heard of in the long and gloomy
ages of the Memphian and Babylonian
despots. The heavy intellectual move
ments of those generations of thinking
beings—those millions of men who an
ticipated the Greeks in mauy inven
ventions—stand revealed in the mass
ive temple of Thebes, the
and the palaces of Babyion. When re
publican Rome became an empire she
passed from the golden to the silver
age, and produced fewer such men as
the Scipios, the Gracchi, Virgil, Horace
and Cicero. As the sun in his diurnal
revolution when he reaches the zenith
begins to decline, so Home having
reached the zenith of her glory under
the reign of Augustus—the culmina
tion of the progress of republican
Home—when in the noonday spleudor
of the goldeu age was in the morning
of decay. There was less stimulus for
men to educate I heir sons to enter the
field of politics, for there was little op
portunity for honor or distinction in
the forum, of brains began to
look about for other fields in which to
use their powers. These cl> sges be
gan to manifest themselves almost im
mediately. The historian of Livy tells
us be probably became a schoolmaster
and a teacher of rhetoric; and the po
ets of the time began to s>ngof past
instead of present achievements; and
in the following ages of feudalism and
chivalry neither statesmen nor men of
letters make their appearance.
How different our own institutions
where the great number of statesop en
a r e in themselves an education to our
v.izens. Consider the influence of
such men as Patrick Henry, Franklin,
Washington, Jefferson, Jay, Madison,
the Adamses, Webster, Calhoun, Clay,
and hosts of others. Later still we
might continue with the names of such
msn as Stephens, Bayard, Edmunds,
the Shermans, and Garfield, with Thur
man, Pendleton and Randall—men
trained in the state and national af
fairs, scattered throughout our coun
try, who have exerted and are still ex
ert ine a powerful influence on the po
litical education of our citizens.
in the light of our own history, and
in the light of ancient history, we con
clude, then, that a republic is the
that the greatest safeguard and guar
antee to democratic institutions is in
telligence and moral culture; that to
these must be added, especially in dem
ocratic institutions, an understanding
of the science of government, the rela
tions between the government and the
citizen; in short, political education
With a system simple and convenient
in its workings, that brings the citizen
into harmony with and responsibility
f,w die national life, we, the United
states of America,may ultimately suc
ceed in working out the problem of
How to Govern and to be Governed.
To this eud, then let us guard against
any tendencies toward centralization;
let us carefully preserve the rights of
the states, and our local institutions,
that have been such a school to the cit
As the Propylaea standing in ail its
majesty on the brow of the Acropolis
was an education and an inspiration to
the Athenian in his daily visit to the
ay ora below; and as the Panatheoean
procession passing between the marble
columns bearing an offering to the god
dees within the eltadel, where stood
the Parthenon and the statue of Ath
ene Promachus —emblems of the con
summate devotion and patriot'.sm of a
united people—so may our republic be
ever present to the mind of the Amer
ican citizen as an education and an in
spiration, and between the pillars of
state and local institutions may we
pass, in victorious procession, bearing
our contributions to that immaculate
civilization where we, and our nation,
and all the earth, may stand as mem
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1 have bben asked more than once to
tell tbe whole sad and dreadful story,
just as its events were revealed to me
there in Maohattanville that fatal sum
mer. But i have thus far shrunk from
reviving memories that are each a sep
arate pang of pain. However, i have
concluded, after reflection, that the
chronicle should be written out by me,
Martha Girtou, as clearly and faithful
ly as lam able to write it. For the
misinterpretations of rumor and scan
dal can never '-vork anything but ill;
and tbe truth about everything is al
ways the best
1 was more of a companion that gov
erness to Natalia Brockford when her
father married again. For several
yean Natalia had studied under my
tuition, and 1 had learned dearly to
love her. She was now 18 and clung to
me with a kind of wistful fondness,
which leaner after she became
cert? V " father would soon
man *fe. Natalia had the
slem mju«. rig 're, the large, lum
ine ng, .due eyes, and the seusi
tiv t: nd expression which are to
son i«n fairer than all other types of
feminine beauty. 1 n sure that Mr.
Talmadge Oakley fell in love with her
the first night that they met. Her
father brought him up from the city,
and aa the season was early summer,
these two young people could walk
about the lawns and gardens for several
hoars, in the most romantic solitude-a
Of course, Gideon Brockford, with
his great fan e as a lawyer and bis
abundant wealth, was not, at the age
of 60, held to be a widower who would
never marry again. With his pale,
aquiline, intellectual face, and his tall,
flexible frame, be might easily have
passed for 40. 1 have never seeu so
much youth and Hie in the eye of any
adnlt as lay in his. 1 had already beard
him speak in court, defending a cele
brated murderer, several years before.
It was said then that Gideon Brockford
knew his client was rationally guilty,
•*nd not merely insane. But he made
the jury render a verdict of insanity a
quarter of an hour alter they had left
the court room. His eloquence had
then seemed to me a most thrilling
force, but I especially noticed his won
derful eyes—a vivid gray, with a flash
in them as of illumined metal. They
made you ask voutself what power of
passion, of will, or of dauntless energy
might not sleep, yet unawakened in the
brain behind them.
I had long ago heard that he had
never loved bis first wife, the marriage
being oue of caste, or convenience, and
mutual indifference resulting from it.
But wheu, after a brief engagement
and a very quiet wedding, he brought
home a second wife, it needed uo close
ness of observation to perceive the re
gard which she inspired.
The new Mrs. Brockford was un
doubtedly handsome. Her birth had
been partially French, and the olive
tint of her complexion, the liquid dark
ness of her eyes somewhat betrayed
this foreign origin. To my own think
ing. her face was perpetually marred
by a look of vague discontent, which to
some people may have seemed attrac
tive melancholy. Reared in New Or
leans, she had been married, while yet
a young girl, to a wealthy banker of
that city. Financial reverses came up
on her husband, and his death, a lew
years later, left her almost penniless,
with a single child. Certain stories
about the life she bad led from then
until her present marriage mast have
reached Mr. Brockford’s ears. But, as
1 have said, be was very much in love,
and no doubt he disbelieved them. He
KaH met her in Washington, where she
was widely, if not, very favorably
known. She had some “claim’' upon
the Government that she was always
trying to have settled. 1 could not, for
my part, look at her without feeling as
if the word “adventuress" was w itten
all over her, from the liny toe of her
pretty slipper to the glossy black loops
of heir copious hair.
With her daughter, Eloise, it was not
the same. Eloise was only a few
months younger than Natalia when
the two girls were brought to live to
gether under the same roof. Mrs.
Brockford * daughter was tall, with a
slight stoop, a suggestively invalid air.
She was quite without her mother’s
bustle and assertion of manner; she
liked to steal her arm about your waist
(if you were of her own sex, and she
liked you at all) and speak to you in a
low, gentle confidential voice, ehe was
not clever, Eloise De La Marr, not even
engaging; she was simply bashful,
Yielding, and little sad.
Her mother adored her, and would
long ago have spoiled her if this had
been possible. It was toward the latter
part of July, I think, that 1 discovered
Mrs. Brockford’s annoyance at the at
tentions which Talmadge Oakley now
assiduously paid to Natalie. And a
little later the truth, as it were, buret
upon me.
1 do not believe that until now the
least hint of a sentiment for any living
man had crossed Eloise’s timid and
Jilacid mind. But I chanced to see
rom the blinds of the sitting-room
window, one afternoon, an accidental
meeting between Mr. Oakley and her
self. Eloise had been gathering some
flowers in the garden, and she blushed
as pink as the two or three exuberant
peonies that she was holding when,
after having appeared around an angle
of the piazza, she found that flight
would be uncivil folly. Poor child,
her stammering speech and almost
painful embarrassment made every
thing plain to me then. She loved Tal
madge Oakley, the undoubted suitor of
Natalie Brockford.
It was not long after this that a
quarrel took place between Natalie and
her stepmother. The former had re
ceived an invitation to visit some
friends in Newport, and was on the
point of declining it. Hear of this de
cision, Mrs. Brock ford said, one even
ing, while the two girls, herself, and
her husband all sat at en famille at
•You posi’ivei/ require a change, my
dear Natalie. Manhattanville, so near
the city pr «uer, is by no means the
most healthful of neighborhoods.
And you have lived here, remember,
for such an ag&”
•But Natalie is very fond of Manhat
tan ville, mamma,” said Eloise innocent
A spark of displeasure had crept into
Natalie’S usually gentle gaze. “My
fondess for the place,” she said, ad
dressing Eloise, “is only another reason
why your mother should wish me to
•How cruelly unkind of yon, Nata
lie!” exclaimed Mrs. Brockford.
“it is not unkind!” declared Natalie,
with speed and excitement “Since
you have entered this bouse you have
done everything to oppose my wishes.
And 1 am not exacting; papa knows it
and Mrs. Girton knows it—they who
have both known me for so long.
Her stepmother had grown pale. “You
place your father and Mrs. Girton,
then,” she said, with pateut sarcasm,
“upon the same level iu your affec
tions.” “O, I know why yon speak
like that of my dear governess.” Nata
lie hurried on, alluding thus to my
absent seif with a wholly uncharac
teristic abandonment. “You would
like to set papa against her if you could.
You have excluded her from taking
meals with us, as she has done for
years. You dislike her, and your treat
ment would have driven the dear soul
away long ago if she had not loved me
so tenderly.
(I heard all this afterward from Nat
alias ewa lipa But lam sure that if
I had then been been present 1 should
have done all I could to restrain my
impetuous speech, true as
were the words which it framed.)
Mr. Brockford now spoke, and with
(Undisguised sternness. “Natalie," b<<
aatd. “i am sure—very sure—that you
are wrong. And I must condemn your
conduct toward my wife aa wholly dis
respectful and violent”
* Natalie roee with precipitation from
the table at this and waa soon up
stairs seeing oat her Atoftrem upon
my shoulder. When I learned /net
what had occurred I could not ted It
in my heart loJMame the peer child,
r • Ybhr'Stopmotber has bat one me
thntyrm ffd Tslmdage Oakley shall
be separated. *Sbedwtiwot wish your
engagement! to take place, and she
as 1 had spoken them. The hot color
at once flushed Natalie’s face, under
her tears. “Du you believe that, Mrs.
Mrs. Girton T she exclaimed.
I not only believed it, but I felt more
than certain of it. Still, quickly re
pentant of my imprudence, I strove to
mitigate ita consequences.
That same evening, at about 7 o’clock,
Talmadge Oak lev arrived from town.
He drove up with his handsome span
of bones, sa he had done repeatedly
before. He was possessed of sn ample
inherited income, besides that which
came to him from his successful prac
tice as a lawyer.
That evening he proposed formally
for Natalie’s hand and was accepted.
But tbe young girl desired that he
should speak with her father, which
he at once did. While the interview
was being held Natalie came to my
room, and we waited together till Mr.
Brockford should summon her. In
about half an hour he did so.
Natalie went down-stairs and met
her father. Mr. Oakley had gone. Mr.
Brockford stood alone in his library,
and there received his daughter with
great coldees. He told her that she
had his full permission to become Mr.
Oakley’s wife, but that he implored
her, and also commanded her, to treat
her stepmother courteously and re
s;** tully while remained au inmate
of this lady’s household.
“1 never desired to do otherwise, pa
pa T Natalie broke forth, “I was pre
pared to love her dearly! 1 had no
foolish prejudice against a stepmother.
But it is she who has shown from the
first —”
“Silence!" interrupted her father, in
a tone which pierced Natalie's heart.
He had so rarely until now addressed
her except in kindly tones.
Daring the next week 1 dreaded lest
my own dismissal should come. I was
still but 55; I could easily have obtained
a position elsewhere, with my past rep
utation as a private instructress. But
I hated the thought of separation from
Natalie, and this account would silent
ly have borne thrice the ill-hid aver
sion which Mrs. Brockford constantly
manifested toward me.
Whatever Eloise suffered through
tne next fortnight she told to no one.
1 am sure she never betrayed to her
mother the secret of her lcve for Tal
madge Oakley. But lam equally sure
that her mother guessed it. 1 have
said that Mrs. Brockford adored her
child. At leugth at the end of the fort
night Eloise fell seriously ill.
Natalie and I devoted to ourselves
to her whenever the vigilant attentions
of Mrs. Brockford permitted. At last
there came a certain evening (Ah,
should 1 ever forget it, If 1 were to live
a thousand years ?; when Natalie en
tered my room and said:
“1 am going to sit with Eloise for an
hour or so. Her mother has some
friends from Washington down in the
drawing-room; they nave just driven
up from town to see her. Eloise is
quite quiet now. Her fever seems to
have abated. Margaret is with her,
but then Margaret is so dull and stupid.
Besides, 1 am entirely free; Talmadge
has a dinuer in New York this even
ing-one of those lawyers' dinners
which he could not miss. Did 1 leave
my bottle of medicine here, by the
way T
•You left it yonder, or ny mantel,'’
1 said, laughing. 1 >au joked with
Natalie, of late, abou. uer taking this
anti-malarial drug, which the doctor
who attended Eloise had given her,
and which, as 1 had more than onoe
declared, contained only some harmless
mixture to quiet the fancies a malade
imaglnaire like her foolish little self.
She took the bottle from the mantel
and then came and kissed me where 1
sat beside the lamp with my book.
How the touch of that kiss lingers in
my memory still I It was the last she
ever gave me. It was the last she ever
gave to any one on earth!
•i do have occasional touches of head
aches," she said, in her simple, playful
way, just before she left the room.
•And I want to keep well, dear friend.
1 have my reasons now—grar .eaaons,
you must admit.”
She went away, and 1 sat reading for
perhaps three-quarters of an hour after
she had gone. It was a warm night,
and 1 had left both my windows open.
Soon after Natalie’s departure 1 heard
sounds of wheels outside on the carriage
drive in front of the house, and then
sounds of voices as well. A little later
the voice* ceased, and the wheels
crushed the gravel, their noise gradual
ly receding. Mrs. Brockford’s guests
from the city had doubtless taken their
1 continued reading until a sudden
agitated cry startled me. I came from
the near hall, and the next instant
Nataile rushed into my chamber.
She was very pale, and her lovely
blue eyes were wildly dilated. She
caught both my hands and stared
piteously into my face. “I—l don't
know what is the matter," she gasped,
“lam so faint—l feel as if 1 were dying."
Almost immediately her gaze seemed to
swim, though she was still conscious.
1 helped her to my bed; sbs closed her
eyes and sank upon it. I touched her
face, and found that it was covered
n-lth a cold sweat.
“Natalie," 1 said, “tell me if you have
let anything pass your lips since 1 saw
“The medicine," she answered. Her
eyes still remained closed, and her
words came in gasps. “1 took it while
in Eloiae's room. 1 fancied it tasted
strangely. I—l think it must be that
—and yet how could it be?”
“Where is it?" 1 asked, not just know
ing what made me put that special
question to her, unless because 1 wanted
to She if there eoukl have been any
mistake—if she had taken some wrong
liquid instead of that which the doctor
hid given her.
“I—l left It there—in Eloise's room,
she answered me.
Those were the last words that she
ever spoke.
A great shiver now passed through
her frame, and a faint spray of foam
Sthered at her lips. 1 had seen death
fere. 1 thought that 1 saw it then,
and 1 darted from the chamber wild
with horror, calling Mr. Brockford’s
name, calling that of his wife, making
roy voice ring forth no doubt with
most alarming effect through the great,
still house. Mr. Brockford was the
first to enter the room. I had returned
to Natalie's side. “She is dying!" 1
cried to him as he appeared.
“Dying?" he echoed, bending over
“Good God! She is dead The exclaimed,
an instant afterward.
It was true.
The doctor reached ue, hurriedly
summoned, about twenty minutes later.
Meanwhile I had repeated, as well as
my excited faculties would permit me.
Natalie’s last words about the medicine
She bad toft it in Eloise’s room; so she
told me. But the bottle was nowhere
to be found. Eloise, whom it seemed
gross cruelty thus to disturb and
horrify, could only record that she had
eeen Natalie standing near the bureau
of her own dim apartment, and had
heard the tinkle of apoon against a
glass. That was all she had wi t n eased
or could In any way remember. She
had supposed that the dead girl was
taking her own medicine; she knew
that Natalie had received a bottle of it
from the doctor; she had been quite
drowsy, and was so glad to have Na
talie with her in the room; she did not
know when the toeliog of illmes had
come upon her friend; she must have
fallen into a doze when her watchers
But Natalie’s bottle of medicine was
nowhere to be found.
It was plain that the physician
suspected poisoning. Mm. Brockford
was present Vheo ne said this and 1
am sure that she did not In the toast
change odor.
She merely said:
“That poor girl has taken in that
case some deadly mixture, which she
thought to be her medtotim”
“But where to her medicineT I
asked. My eyeo fixed themselves upon
Mm Brocklord’s face as I spoke.
“How can I possibly kuowT she
answered, turning haughtily away from
Before the post-mortem examination
took place the folio wing day Taimatee
lover a telegram. Hit grief was not
expressed by any Jfrg”
th&L he listened to at ■ jpore than to
jSyMewtoe mom
T jT'.;- % y ' '*?*'**;
them was also, I heard, an analytic
They pronounced the death of Na
talie to nave been caused by a dose of
powerful poison—l can never re
member the Latin name they gave it.
Mr. Brockford, Talmadge Oakley, and
myself were standing in the lower hall
when the news was brought Mrs.
Brockford was up-stairs with Eloise.
Mr. Oakley had been out for some time,
bat had now returned.
1 saw the latter gnaw his lip for a
moment. Then he looked at the father
of Natalie.
“Whom, sir." he asked, “do you sus
pect T
“Suspect?" repeated Mr. Brockford.
“Yes; that was my word,” continued
Talmadge Oakley. '“lf you have no
suspicions you are not like myself /
suspect your wif*r
There was a terrible scene then. So
tierce was Mr. Brockford’s indignation
that the physicians were obliged to re
strain him by main force. Mr. Oakley
left tbe house soon afterward, but he
had already openly pronounced his in
tention of procuring a warrant for Mrs.
Brockford s arrest.
They came that evening and took
he* to prison. Her amazement, her
protestations of innocence, her shrieks,
her tears, were all horrible enough.
No hail was permitted; tbe wretched
woman must go. Talmadge Oakley
was evidently concealing knowledge
which caused him to act as he did.
And during the trial that knowledge
full transpired.
For two miserable months—until the
trial took place—l dwelt in that great,
lonely house with poor, weak, nervous
Eloise. For days at a time I would not
see Mr. Brockford. Then he would ap
pear, but only for a few hours, and de
port himself in the most gloomy, reti
cent, austere manner. The approach
ing trial had caused an immense talk;
the newspapers wen teeming with the
sombre occurrence. One look into
Gideou Brockford’s face told me how
tbe shame and publicity of it all had
affected him. Report ran that Tal
madge Oakley, inflexible in his belief
of Mrs. Brockford’s guilt, bad unearthed
the most damning evidence of her past
life in New Orleans, Paris, and Wash
ington. “The Man Rattan ville Mystery,”
as those pitiless daily journals loved to
call it, was to be cleared by the agency
of Natalie’s determined and relentless
Two fearful facts had enabled him to
make his arrest on a charge of murder
in the first degree. A druggist in Man
hattanville, whom he had visited while
the physicians were engaged with
their post-mortem examination, had
testified to having sold Mrs Brockford
a bottle of the same poison named by
the doctors. This was the first fact.
The second was that he had secretly
slipped into Mrs. Brockford’s bedroom,
on this same day, and taken from one
of her bureau drawers a flask contain
ing the identical liquid. His testimony
r cgarding the ill-feeling of Mrs. Brock
ford toward her step-daughter also had
its effect. But more than this, he had
reported to the authorities a conversa
tion held with Gideon Brockford’s wife,
in which she had openly told him that
if he married Natalie it would break
her own daughter’s heart. Her man
ner had then been passionate and hys
terical. 1 never dreamed, until a few
days before the trial, that Mr. Brock
ford would defend his wife. The
newspapers had more than once de
clared his intention of doing so, but
then the newspapers had declared so
many wild things about “The Manhat
tanville Mvstery.” Yet such was in
deed the truth. Gideon Brockford, the
jeat criminal lawyer, the man famed
or having saved so many lives from
the gallows, would really act in this
strange, dramatic, and painful capac
I was one of the witnesses at the
trial, though poor Eloise was saved
from the agony it would have caused
her to appear. Indeed, she was yet so
prostrated that she could not leave her
chamber, and I may here record that
in less than a year after everything
was ended the unhappy girl died
(peacefully enough, poor dear!) in my
own arms. I may also add that her
wretched mother, now grown my
friend, passionately thanked me for my
protective services to her daughter.
The trial lasted six days. The prose
cution was merciless. Mrs. Brockford,
apparently confident of her husband’s
great ability, sat calm, self-possessed,
and undoubtedly hnndsome, in the
dock of the felon. Talmadge Oakley
i id played his dreadful part well. He
hr jught evidence against the prisoner,
uating twenty years back. Wheu the
prosecution close' and the defense be
gan, I felt that c juviction was almost
But I had not counted upon the
genius of Gideon Brockford. The sixth
and final day of the trial—after all his
own witnesses had been heard— he ad
dressed the jury.
At fir«4»e was ruerelv quiet, digni
fied, and self-contained. Then his
clean-shorn lips began to tighten_bis
marvelous, metallic eye a
freshened lustre. By
came scathing.
like. He seemed to tiing anew electric
light upon all the evidence against his
wife, and to make it shrivel like paper
in a flame. People turned to each
other in wonderment throughout the
crowded court-room. At one moment
you felt him to lie a lawyer, ably and
masterfully defending his suit; but at
another you saw in him a husband,
with a bleeding heart, an outraged
honor, who poured thunders of invec
tive against the destroyers of his
hearthstone. It was grand, magnifi
cent, appalling. Tears flowed from
many an eye that watched Mm. Ilis
eloquence reached heights of sublimity.
No one who heard him that day can
ever forget his burning and incompar
able phrases.
He saved his wife. The jury retired
at 4:30 that afternoon, and returned an
hour later. Their verdict was one of
acquittal. , .
I went home to poor Eloise as quick
ly as I could Manhattanville. She wept
with joy on my breast as I told her
At about 8 o’clock that evening, a
carriage drove up to the doorway.
Eloise had fallen into a dose. I left
her half-darkened room and stole down
stairs, jurt far enough to place myself
in shadow, and yet to see who entered.
First Mrs. Brockford crossed the
threshold. She was pale, but bore her
self with a confident, even triumphant
air. Then, at a much slower pace, came
her husband. His head was slightly
lowered. He waved his band in dis
missal to the servant who had opened
the door for himself and his wife. He
saw that they were alone together, and
then he turned to her.
Something in his look seemed to send
a thrill of alarm through her frame.
He took several quick steps in her di
rection, and theu he abruptly seized
her in his arms, raining many kisses
upon her upturned face. There was
such an awful fierceness in this em
brace of his that it seemed at first to
have an almost deadly import
But an instant afterward he pushed
from him.
“Good-bye,” he said. And then he
seized the knob of the great hall door.
She uttered a faint cry, following him.
But he sprang forth into the darkness
He has never lieen seen since that
night It was afterward found that
one-tbird of his large property had
been made over to his wife iu the most
accurate legal form. The r»‘ bad
been given to charities—unless, me
distant land, he reserved a certain por
tion for himself.
But if not—lf he ended his life—no
one lias ever learned. For myself I
believe that he still lives—somewhere,
llut provided this be true, shame and a
sense of personal degradation, have
made him cover with an impenetrable
secrecy his hiding-place.
Whether he be dead or no. however,
I think the motive of bis final action
was simply and unmistakably this:
He believed her guilty—beloved her
—and he saved her. And then he
passed fit m her, and from the world
likewise, forever, with a broken heart,
a humiliated soul.
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