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GRANT'S THE MAN! BY P. BLISS Tliia the mlrhty atinnt arlss, " Grants th man. Orsnt's the nun !" Bast and West, the watchword (lira, "Urania the very man I" Freedom run must erer stand i Fieht. trlnmphsnt, ml the land. W ho will take the task In hand Grant's the very man. Cttonra: Then rslhr for your leader, boya, rally for the Rally for the (la, boys, rally In yhnr mlrbt. Buckle on your aprons, -9'r i few more hides to Rally for your leader, hoyn, GnoU'$ iu itiy man t Who withstood the Vlckabnrg hallf Grant's the roan, Orant'a the man. Who at Richmond did prevail ? Grant's the rery man I WHO, when older ones looked bine. owed he'd put the matter throngh? Sho matt ftvry wont com tn f UrwUt lAt very man OHnnrs : Who will to the White Bonae go? Grant'a the man, Grant' the man no rebellions schemes o'urttirow .... ,)rnt thi-vorv man! who will tan the K. K. K.'s? Who Columbia' bannerralser ho receive the nation praloet Grant'a the Terr mas t —Chicago Evening Post. Selected Miscellany. WAITING. A TALE OF CHICAGO. good steamer " Empire" lav swing ing uneasily at her moorings in "the Chi- ago River, on a bright August morning in 1848. Hallways bad not then wrested travel from the lakes, and the best ronte from the Northwest to New York wu the roundabout way by Mackinaw and Buffa lo. Tho old block-house of Fort Dearborn was still standing. The streets of the em bryo city were innocent of Macadam or Nicolson; indeed, the streets of to-day were not at all, for the Chicago of that day has been buried six feet out of sight The old "Lake House" was a prince among hotels. A glaring white two-story frame rejoiced in the Bostonian name of ' Tre mont," on the same corner where its namesake now rears its colossal propor tions, while where the "Sherman" now stands, a blowsy red-brick flaunted the same name in pretentious gilt letters on its staring sides. McVicker's and tts " Cros by's " were in the undreamed of future, but the since Mayor was then proprietor of a Thespian templo where Charles Din din Pitt and Mrs. Jones, and other his trionic celebrities of that day and genera tion delighted the unambitious denizens of what has since become one of the most wonderful cities of the world. A busy throng hurried to and fro on the Wharf where the steamer lay, ready to start on her long run around the lakes. There was a summer pleasure-party, full of mer ry jest and merrier laughter self ab sorbed heedless of all the hurry and anx iety and care about them. The merchant from some interior town, Journeying to New York to purchase merchandise, clutched his valise closely, and, outwardly calm, but inwardly perturbed and anxious lest some abandoned wretch should steal his trunk or pick his pockets, walked sol emnly into the "grand saloon." All so cial grades seemed to be represented, from the self-possessed, traveled man of the world, to the wide-eyed bumpkin from the Temote iarmnouse. Threading his way daintily through the throng, came a gentleman with strongly- marked and not altogether pleasant, though handsome and smiling features, with faultless outSt and air of most im perturbable aplomb. A plainly dressed and Quite pretty woman leaned nervously on his arm, and half accompanied, half ioitowea mm. tier eyes bore traces of re cent weeping, and her face wore the half puzzled, hull penitent expression of one in strong ciouot whether the present action be criminal or innocent Stepping from the wharf to the boat, she seemed to hesi tate a moment: but her companion ig nored any such suspicion, if he enter tained it, and, moving rapidly and confi dently forward, led her into the saloon. were ne seated ner witn ceremonious po liteness, and, telling her that she need do nothing but wait until he attended to the disposition of her baggage and secured her state-room, he turned away, but, after a step or two, returned, and, with an ap pearance of respectful concern, said. " It would be well, Mrs. Barnes, if you would drop your veil. It would save you from impertinent staring, and. perhaps from annoying questions. She glanced towards his face with a slightly surprised look ; but he had turned again and was walking away, with the air of Jaunty assurance that sat so naturally on him. She half rose, as if to follow him, but immediately resumed her seat, murmuring, "Perhaps he's right per haps he's right," she drew her veil closely over her face, and settled herself back into the luxurious sofa with an uneasy sigh. Her companion hurried out to the street, and glanced up and down. Presently a baggage-wagon drove up, from which the driver lifted two large trunks, conspicu ously lettered, "Mrs. M. E. Barns," and carried them on board the steamer. Then, approaching the gentleman we have re marked, he said, with a k no wine erin. " There, Mr. Jeremy, I've brought them 'ere trunks in good time, and I shall have to have two dollars, for I've had to drive fast, I tell you." " Certainly, my man." reDlied he who was addressed as Mr. Jeremy ; " three of them, if you like." Then, handing the inan a bank-note for five dollars, and alio a folded and sealed paper, he added, " Here, I shall give you five i but you must promise to take this letter to some one of the newspaper offices, and hand it to the local editor ; but don't, under any circumstances, tell them from whom you received it Will you take the five, and do this, or must I give the three to some other messenger? ' " Oh, I'll take the letter, of course. But" with another grin " do you think they'll print it ?" Mr. Jeremy betrayed a little surprise at the man's manner, but answered, with a pleasant smile, " I guess so. Items are scarce." Softly whistling a popular air, Mr, Jeremy stepped aboard the " Empire." The baggage-man looked alter him, admtr- ingly, and muttering to himself, " You're a sharp 'un. It don't make no difference to you whether Cass or Taylor's elected, so you gits the petticoats on your side, know," he tumped on his waggon, and drove away, well content with his afternoon's earnings. The steamer's bell rang nut the last note of warning ; the lines were cast loose, the gleaming engine slid away with a cat li'.-.e tread, the ponderous wheels shook off the noshing spray, and the good steamer " Empire," freighted with inanimate value and pulsing life, bearing the buoyancy jruutmui years ana pleasurable Intent, ana the uneasy imaginings of unscrupulous and ploting guilt, moved out on the bosom oi tne laae. 'Itteanernoon or the succeeding day was far advanced. The westurinS ...n pierced his level lances through the veU grimy shioko mat settled along the busy river, and fur out across the green bosom of the lake their golden points were dimmed and blunted against the purple east The clatter, rather that roar, which was the business voice of the Chicago that day, was dying into quiet, and over vast regions where one now hears the rnmhla of the horse-cars and the many. ' toned voice of traffic, the air trembled only to the faint bell-note from grazing kine, or . their mellowed lowing, as they lazily wan dered homeward. The steamer "Baltic," from Buffalo ' diroct, had just arrived. The bnsthj landing was almost over, and the knot Idlers which sucn an event at mat uay always drew, was mel'jig gradually away. A eeutleman of thirty to thirty-five years stepped briskly ashore, leading by the hand a little boy of not more than five years. Both were well but plainly clad. Indicating a middle social rank ; and the face nf the gentleman wore that expres sion of pleasurable anticipation, not, in deed, entirely unmixed with apprehension, which one always ft els upon, ft return Lome after lot? absenou. " We'U wou be hom now, Hairy, JJJJ I I mi ni - . . . VOL. XVI.-NO. 23. PEKllYSBUKG, WOOD CO., OHIO, Fill DAY, OCTOBEtt 2, 1808. 2.00 IX ADVANCE. J of of o( boy j and I shouldn't wonder if mamma half chokes you with kisses." on, I'm to giai to come nome: re turned the boy. " I'm tired of boats and water. Ana we ve got sucn lots oi nice things for mamma, too; haven't wet" " Yes, pet; and only think how lone some mamma must have been all these weeks, without her little boy." uo caugbt tbe little fe ow tin in Ins arms, and moved onward at a more rapid pace. Along Lake street he greeted two or three acquaintances with a brief nod to each ; while they, unnoted by him, looked alter him with troubled eyes and a com passionate snake ot the bead. 1 reading his way rsmdlv and confi dently, he turned up Clark street passed under the shadow of the old court-house J to Lasalle, and ap that street to a point not many hundred feet away from tho spot where tho great new buildings of the "Young Men's Christian Association" have recently been burned. Here he turned off diagonally, and, crossing some vacant lots, approached a low white cot tage. He saw, as he came tip, that the blinds were all closed, and the house looked deserted and silent. But it was a hot day, he said to himself, and behind tho closea blinds musi ne tne fluttering cur tains and cool shade of pleasant home. " Besides," he thought, " she is not expect ing me; I am more than a week ahead of time." He stepped on the little stooo. and turned the knob, but the door was locked. Bidding the boy wait for him there, he went to the rear door. That. too. was closed and locked. He returned to the front with surprise and anxiety, and the shadow of gathering fear written on his face. But he plucked up heart again when he came back to the front and his little boy asked, ".Fana, where is mamma r wnyaon t we go in ?" " Mamma did not expect us to-day, he replied, with a dreary cheerfulness, "and she has gone out to see some neighbors, or shopping, may-be. But she'll be hack Sresently, and we'll sit down on the step ere, and wait for her." But he rang the bell loudly, and listened intently as its echoes sounded through the deserted rooms, before he sat down, and tried, with a troubled heart, to think where his wife could be. Presently the clicking of his gate-latch roused him from nis unquiet thought, ana he lookca up with an eager smile. But it was a neigh bor, who advanced gravely, and replied to his hurried questions only by wringing his hand and holding out to him a copy of a morning newspaper, folded down to an indicated paragraph. He took it eagerly, and the neighbor, walking quickly away, leaned on the gate. Let us look over his shoulder as he reads : Ei.opMTr. Last eyenlnir, soon alter the de parture of one of onr maenitlcent take steamers, It transpired that the wile of a quite well-known citizen had taken passage Tor Baflalo and the East in pullty company with a young man who has con trived to attract the admiration of our business men by the boldness and success of his commer cial operations, quite as much as that of their aaugniera ana wives ny me personal graces. Ttie run-away seems to have been conducted In the moat deliberate manner. The gentleman, within a few days, baa closed np all his outstand ing bnslness, announcing his purpose to remove from the city; and the lady, up to within a few aouni oi ner oenanure, naving conTinnea me ap parent course of her life with the ntmosl sannfroiti making engagements with lriends and neighbors or days still in tne luinre, ana ostentatiously De walling the absence of her husband, whom press ing business ca!ld to New York several weeks ago. On the whole, we have rarely heard of a case exnimting a cooler aepravuy. xne parties namea we annurcss. for obvious reasons. 1iler Since the above was In type, we hnve learned that Mr. B-rn-s Is accompanied in New York by his only child, a bright little boy of nve yearaor tnereanouts. .-nr. j-re-y nas tnereiore se cured his frail Inamorata free from any incum brances of that nature. His face grew white and rigid, as, first rapidly, then with marvelous delibera tion, he read the damning paragraph, and ne clutched the paper till the letters tnere- on left their impression in the dank mois ture that stood on his nngers. His little boy had leaned his head upon his lap, and, wearied with the long summer afternoon, had fallen quietly asleep. By and by the paper dropped from his relaxing fiugcrs, and, lifting his child in his arms, he turned his steps once more to the rear of his de serted house. One or two vigorous push es forced open the door, and father and son, not in the anticipated loy and bright ness of happy home, not with the glad smiles and warm kisses of a beaming wife and mother, but in silence and the bitter ness of desertion, with a heartsickness and sense of utter loneliness past expression, trod again the familiar rooms. Let us imitate the example of the pitying neigh unr, nam leave uiiii wnn nis eriei. i wenty-tour hours alter, looking al most as if twenty-four years had left their traces on his kindly features, he called to Mr. Gage, the neighbor who brought him the paper on the preceding evening, asking if he could give him an nour. Mr. uage entered bis bouse, ex pecting to be asked for all his knowledge with respect to the disappearance of Mrs. ttarnes, ana leu a vague sense oi renet, mingled witb surprise, when Mr. iiarnes. with a gravity deep and settled, but com posed, entered at once upon quite diner- ent matters; and throughout their whole conference there was no allusion made to the erring wife. "I am about to leave the city, Mr. wage, for a period which may extend over several years, and wish to leave this property in sucn sbape that it may be cared lor prop erly, and ultimately returned to me, or to my boy. I do not wish to sell, because my raitn tn tne luture or Chicago is strong tnd It any thing should happen to mo. want liarry to prom by tne growtn 01 tnis place, l o tnis end, 1 bave drawn up lease, at a merely nominal rent, of the whole property (which, you are aware. includes threo lots), to run absolutely ten years, and terminable after that period, by giving six montns notice to the leasee. This paper needs only my s'gnature and the filling in of the name of the leasee to complete it If you will examine it, you win nnd it in due form. Will you accept the trust (for so I regard it), and suffer me to insert your name as lessee?" " I will, Mr. Barnes. I do not desire to exami.no it," as the other offered him the Fa per. " I am content with what you say. nsert my name at once, if it be your wtsn." "Thank you. There are no instructions I wish to give, except that, as the rent falls due, you win lorward it sun ect to my or der, to the Bank of the Stute of Missouri, at Bt Louis; but, uuder no circumttanut, either seek yourself, or, so far as you may be ablo to prevent, suffer any one else to seek to discover my whereabouts. In good time I will make it known to you. Have I your promise 1" " You have." " Let us then execute this paper at once. I forgot to say, that I would be glad if you would dispose of all my household goods, by auction or otherwise, as you may elect, remitting the proceeds as before. My busi neees affairs I have already placed in pro cess of adjustment I shall start to-morrow morning." "Andy out son?" " Goes with me." of of The Chicago of had given place the Chicago of 1367. Nineteen years had wrought changes as radical and as marvel ous as those of the kaleidoscope. Instead of a provincial town, there was a coaaid- erable city, and a city more full of energy and vitality, aa well as of " brag," than any city in tne world, flanking bad given way to the pervasive "Nicolson;" long rows of wooden "shanties" had yielded up their standing-room to costly Btone and iron ; bridge after bridge had spanned sluggish river; the stream ltselt, from mere muddy prairie-creek, had become reeking sewer, to get rid of whose furtid treats, was kt reject or anxious co,i4- to the a a oration to more than two hundred thou sand people. The shadows of a September evening were slowly closing in, yet the roar of the busy city did not seem to lull. At Inter vals the horse cars went rumbling by, packed full and running over with tired men seeking their comfortable homes far out in what had been commons and corn Holds nineteen years before, and the tide of hurrying pedestrians which flowed along the broad sidewalks seemed to know no ebb. Near one of the busiest points of the city, a little " fancy store " In a modest wooden house nestled shyly between two firetentious " marble-fronts." It bore on u face the traces of a fermer era, and it was evident that its successor would be ol signally different style. Inside, a young f;irl was daintily putting In order some aces tumbled by a Just-departed visitor, and slowly and tenderly manipulating the soft meshes with all the feminine fondness for the delicate web. Drawing a piece of the foamy fabric about her white neck, she turned to a little mirror behind the nar row counter, and stood dreamily contem plating its effect She was startled by a quick tread and a rough btft manly and pleasant voice : " Pardon me, miss, but can you tell me if these streets bear tho samo names they did twenty years ngo?" " I'm sure I don't know, sir," she replied, with a little pout and blush, as she busily folded up the lace with a half-glaace at the amused face of the questioner. "Aunt Mary can tell you all about it, though ; and if you'll wait a moment, I'll call her." She flitted away through a d.or at the rear of the shop, but returned almost im mediately, followed by a much older lady, clothed in sober black, with a grave but pleasant face, on which were drawn the unmistakable lines of sorrow and tears, but whose expression plainly showed that these had not narrowed the heart nor em bittered the spirit 1 he young man repeated his question. " Yes, sir; the names are the samo, but their features have changed in that time. But surely you are too young to have known there so long ago ?" Aunt Mary slowly drew nearer to the young stranger, her eyes fixed almost wist- lully on the lresh, ruddy lace, while the color which yet lingered in her rounded cheek camio and went fitfully, and an un wonted light moistened ami trembled in the habitually pensive eye. " l es, be replied, i knew tnem, nut my recollection of them Is very dim and faint I nm asking for my father, who was very familiar with them then, and is now looking about Just outside thurc to see 11 be can identity some property h6 once owned in this vicinity." "Pleaso ask him to step inside. Per haps I can give him some information. I have been familiar with this part of the city for many years." A paleness crept over tho kindly faco as she watched the young man's elastic, swinging tread, as he passed out to the street. "How like t.i walk! camo through her lips, more like the ghost of a forgotten whisper than articulate sounds. A book, which she had been reading, and was still holding, was laid noiselessly down, and, with hands clasped closely against her bosom, she stood fixedly watching the door. Presently lather and son entered togeth er. Calitorninn suns and Coloradnn winds had browned the once thin and colorless cheek ; tho dark locks had changed to iron-gray, and the wild, free life of tho re mote West, tho healthful toil and exposure of the mine and tho camp, the cheery com panionship of forest and river and moun tain, while kcepingthe spirit fresh and free from moody repining, had, even at that period of life, broadened and strengthened the frame. But all these changes could not conceal . tho individuality, and Bobert Barnes was as unmistakable in this halo and deliberate mountaineer, as In tho hur rying denizen of the city of nineteen years Deiore. This is my father, ma'am Robert Barnes." " Yes. madam ; Harry tells me you are quite " He stopped abruptly, and gazed at tho woman before him, who, with streaming eyes and parted lips, leaned eagerly to wards him, and murmured, in tones choked and low, "Answaredl O inlinite Father! an swered! Robert husband at last Oh, at last I" and, tottering forward, she seized his unresisting hand, and, clasping it closely in both ner own, looked eagerly into the bronzed face, where surprise and Joy and love, and tho smouldering fires of half forgotten anger and distrust, seemed struggliug for supremacy. He would have signed to the young peo ple to leave them alone ; but she led him still unresisting into her little sitting-room at the rear of the shop, then, softly closing the door, sho released his hand, and, still looking into his face, said, " Not one kiss for your wife, Robert, after bo long so long!" and the low voice choked, and the clumped fingers grew white under each other s pressure. " How is it possible, Mary?" She laid her finger on his lips. " Hush !" she said. " I can guess all you would say." Hastily throwing open a writing-desk, she took from it an old, yellow, folded paper, and giving it to him, continued, "Read that, before you judge me." Tho writing was irregular and scrawl ing, as if doue by one in great haste with shattered nerves. Mr. Barnes read the few lines three or four times through, before he seemed to take in their full sig nificance. Tbey ran : New York, Angust "in, IRtR. Mr Dkab Wirt:: Come to me at owe. Hurry is verv 111, anil, worn out with csre and watching, my own health is giving way. I send this by pri vate band, to Mr. Jeremy, who will srrunge for your departure, and pobiuly lua uccomp'tiiy yoa part of the way. Kobkrt. There was a brief silence. Then he laid the faded letter softly down, and whisper ing, with bated breath, " I see It all I see all," held towards her his trembling hands. A smile like the memory ot childhood sunny mornings flushed through her lin gering tears, and the weary burden twenty years.seemcd to be lifted from her life like tho mists of the night, as the strong arms closed around her again, and she heard the familiar voice, speaking rather to his own heart than to her, " How can I ever atone for these twenty years of wrong?" Oblivious of the young people waiting and wondering in the next room obliv ious of all tho world but themselves, they looked in each other's eyes, and talked fit fully for more than an hour; but there ply to his first question disclosed all we care to know. Who gave you that letter?" Mr. Jeremy. I did not know what do. It seemed so unlike you to send him, acd not to me direct, that I felt In clined to doubt. But you were not quite well when you left home, and;Mr. Jeremy was your most trusted friend. So trusted, you remember, itooert, inat vou lauithed at me, as both vain and fool- IbU, W11CU A UtKl bUlU uu, lUiuo UluubiM before, that he seemed to be seeking op portunity and encouragement for culpable advances- and in verv shame I tried to Per suade myself that vou must be right And then, the thouir hnhat vou and Harry might be dying, among strangers, a thousand miles from me. w run it mv hsirt: and. lowing my first Impulse, I started to go fou on the same day he gave me the letter. '. was the second day out before he threw off the mask. At first I affected not understand him, and tried to laugh : that only encouraged him. Then I pulsed him, and threatened to appeal tne t-aputin 01 tne steamer lor protectloa Pa; te taufited, J8 with my btlpleti equivocal position; and finally, in his anger and chagrin, ho threw off all dis guise, and told me that the letter he had given tne was written by himself, and that he m spared no paint to commit me irrevocably to his fortunes, and with dev ilish malignity, he even showed me a copy, a true one as I found afterwards, of an article which he had sent to the press, and which he assured me had then been circu lated throughout the city. I was crushed, but not conquered. I did appeal to the Captain, who placed me on the first westward-bound steamer we met nd within five days after I started away, I was at home again. But it was homo no longer. I saw Mr. Gage, and he told me of all you had done, but was slow to believe what I had to tell. We have tried repeatedly to learn your whereabouts; but beyond the cold courtesy of the bank-oftWrs at 8t Louis we could never penetrate. You guarded your secret well. "With the little money you left with me, added to what Mr. Gage generously advanced me, I opened this little shop. God prospered mo abundantly ; and here I havo remained ever since. In my in most heart I knew you would come back again some time ; and I have never closed my eyes in sleep without praying God to spare me to see that day. And now that day has como. Oh, husband dear hus band t the past is burlod out of sight, and we are young again !" "Is Mr. Gage still living "No; he died two year? ago; but his sons have succeeded to his business. Sev eral years ago tho lots where we lived were covered by huge business houses, built by Mr. (ago. The rents paid for them long ago, and, sinre then, neither father nor sons would take a dollar of their proceeds, but have regularly depos ited them in a savings bank, to the credit of " little Harry," ns they always would call him. Of course, I would not touch them without your consent Twelve years ago my cousin Helen died, and left me her flvo-ycar-old girl. You saw her in the front room." "Where is Jeremy?" "Dead ten years ago. Mrs. Gage has a letter written by him, a few days bo fore his death, to her husband. I have never seen it, but they have told me that these facts are there stated, amid much penitent protestation, substantially as I have just told them to vou. God for give me but It was bewildering work, sometimes, to think of him with anything but malediction." There was along pause, broken only by the scarce audible sobs that marked the ebb of the storm of emotion which had so lately swept through that quiet house. One by one the street-lamps threw their struggling buams into the settling dark ness, and the roar of the day subsided gradually Into the city's multitudinous "voices of the night" Then she rose softly, and said, " Let us call in the children ; and when wo have satisfied their wonder, you shall tell me all your history through these many years." m ail umcago s quarter oi a minion souls this day. there are none more serene ly and devoutly content than these "tried and true. rutnam i Moiuiuy. Patriotic Letter from Gen. John A. Dix. NEW YORK. September 22. Genkhai. John A. Dix, American Min ister to France, has sent the following let ter to a friend in this city. It was not written for publication, but the gentleman to whom it was addressed has consented to give It to the public : PARIS, September 4, 1868. 11 s of to to t to but re My Dr ab Sin : It was my hope that my distance from home would liave saved me from all participation in the political ex citement prevailing there ; but I notice in one of the newspapers a statement that I am heart and hand with Mr. Seymour. I am not awaro of anything, iii the pres ent or the past, which could rightfully subject me to such an imputation. I have been acquainted with Mr. Sey mour more than a quarter of a century. He is an amiable gentleman, of unexcep tionable private character and respectable talents ; but you know as well as I that he has not a single quaiincation tor the suc cessful execution of the high official trust to which he has been nominated, and is especially deficient in the firmness of pur pose which in critical emergencies is the only safeguard against public disorder and calamity. He has been twice, at different times, Governor of tho State of New York, and he has in neither case had the talent or the tact to keep the Democratic party of the State together more than two years. I should regard his election, at this Junc ture, when steadiness of purpose, deci sion, and self control are so much needed, as one of the greatest calamities that could befall the country. Moreover, he has been put in nomination by a convention which has openly declared the purpose of those it represents to pay the greater part of the publio debt contracted to preserve the Union in depreciated paper. Such a meas ure would, in my Judgment, be a palpable violation ot the public lattn pledged under circumstances which should have been binding on all honorable men. Seymour has made public speeches to show that It is eur duty to pay the debt in specie. In accepting his nomination to the Presidency he adopts the declaration that it ought to be paid in paper. I know nothing so hu miliating in the history of American poli tics as this tergiversation. It was, per haps, not unfit that Mr. Seymour, after presiding, in 1804, over the Chicago Con vention, which declared the war a failure, should preside over the convention in 1804, in which a proposition to discredit the debt contracted to carry on the war was received with tremendous cheering, and that he should bo the? chosen instru ment to execute this act of national turpi tude. I do not believe that the wishes or opin ions of the great body of the Democratic fiarty are fairly expressed in the proceed ngs. They have nothing in common with the statesmanlike view of the policy and the high sense of national honor which guided the party when Martin Van Buren, William L. Yancey, Silas Wright, Lewis Cass, and Stephen a. Douglas were among its most conspicuous members. I see but one source or safety for the country under the existing circumstance?, and that is the election of Grant In his decision of character, good sense, mod eration, and disinterested patriotism I be lieve the oiuu will bave a lar better hope ol regaining the position in the Union to which it is entitled than under a man whose political career has been in nothing more conspicuously marked than in utter Ipnrnuty ol purpone. Independently of all these considera tions, I should be greatly surprised if the people of the United Stales were to elect as their Chief Magistrate a man who was making, at the Academy of Music, on the 4th of July, 18UJ, a speech deficient in all the characteristics of an elevated love country, at the very hour when Gen. Grant was carrying the victorious arms the Union into Vicksburg, and when thou sands or our fallen countrymen were pouring out their blood on the plains Gettysburg, in defense of their homes and the Government which Mr. Seymour was doing all in his power to embaxraas and discredit I am quie willing you should show this letter to any frienas who may take an in turfiat in m v oninion in reeard to the ym. lng election, and I am parlkxilarly desirous of removing the impression, if it exists. that 1 am in favor of Mr. Beymour, or the repudiation of any portion of the public I am, sir, very truly yours, JOHN A. DIX. An Eloquent Appeal. Tint reply of the colored cltlwns of South Carolina to the insolent Democratic address which told them they might choose between voting for Seymour and Blair and starvation, is one of the most ad mirable documents of the campaign. Con trasted with the speeches of N ade Hamp ton, Cobb, Semmes, Toombs and the other Southern Democratic leaders, with the ar ticle in the Southern Democratic papers, and the action of the Georgia Legislature, it is wisdom beside folly. But apart from its excellent temper and its unanswerable argument it contains a vivid picture of the proposed Democratic policy toward that part of the population of the United States tor which it speaks. And that every Northern voter may understand what kind of peace is to be expected when Mr. Frank. Uiair s policy or overthrowing tne ttoutn ern governments by the sword is carried out let htm remark this extract from tho reply of which we speak : " When your legislature met in I81VHW you passed that Infamous black code which is a disgrace to civilisation. In that you denied us all rights in common with other people In the State ; you by these acts de nied our children the school-bouse ; you imposed penalties upon us which were not imposed on white men ; there were crimes for which, if committed by a white man, he was imprisoned, but if committed by a black man he was hung. We submit to you whether that course was not enough to make us disbelieve every protestation ot love which you make. Your laws provid ed for taking and binding out our chil dren, and subiectlng us to all manner of disabilities. We could not pursue any trade or calling in this State without a written permission from some white man ; we could not sell any article of barter without the consent first obtained from some magistrate." After declaring that such a policy neces sarily alienaUd the sympathy of tho new voters, and that if the Democratic leaders had accepted in good faith the proposed reconstruction, they would have polled a hundred thousand colored voters for Southern instead of Northern whito men for office, the address pertinently asks, " Can yon ask ns to sustain a party which is pledged to divest us of all tho privileges in law which we now enjey ?" And in a strain which will find the most sincere re sponse in every generous and manly American boart, the address concludes: " If we are to be massacred because we refuse to vote tho Democratic ticket ; if we are to be murdered in cold blood bo cause we will not sell our manhood, then let it come ; wo can die but once, and if, as you state, thirty millions of white men are going to fall upon four millions lie cause they are black, and will not vote for Horatio Seymour and P. P. Blair for Pres ident and -Vice-President of the United Statca, both of whom have declared that the negroes have no right to vote, then we are prepared to die, but not to vote to be killed. We ask nothing at the hands of our fellow-men but a fair chance in the race of lifo, and equal opportunities for ourselves, our wives, and our children. We ask no more." Conciliation. 1 of of Mr. Pkndlktow and the other Demo cratic orators continually preach concilia tion, i ney proclaim that tne success 01 Seymour and Blair will bo a true millen nium. It will be the day spring of peace and goodwill. Indeed, tne ueverenu Cbadband himself could not more unctu ously set forth the blessedness of forgive ness than these trentlemen. Now, magnanimity in public affairs Is not only good, but it is politic. A govern ment which emerges victorious from ( domestic struggle commits the greatest of blunders 11 11 adopts a vindictive policy toward its oponents, or even if it proceeds to mil legal extremities, wnen ,ngiana suppressed the Jacobite risings in 1710 and 1745 the Government put some of the chiefs to death. But it was not sound policy. When Jefferson Davis was cap tured in the most ignominious plight many Englishmen said that of course lie would be hung. One eminent Englishman re marked that there was not a government in Europe, Englund included, that would not hang him. The Republican party controlling the Government of the United States were much wiser. They have not shed tho blood of a single rebel in vengencc, nor confiscated one estate. There was never so great and victorious a party so humane and just and wise. If the defeated rebels were, as they claimed, of another " coun try," they surely could not expect to be treated as citizens of this. If they were not of another country, but traitors baffled in an attempt to overthrow the Govern ment, they were liable to be bung. But the United States authorities, rejecting all thought of punishment for the past, con sidered only how to secure the future. They said : " Some of the leaders must, as an obvious guarantee of good order, be for the present disfranchised, for the rest every body shall equally share political power." And even this they did not say until those leaders had haughtily defied them. The magnanimity of this policy lay in its unprecedented moderation ; its wisdom wu shown in the creation of loval constituency. Now what is the conciliation which Mr. Pendleton and the other orators propose It is not a new demand with them. When Wade Hampton and Forrest and Lee were at the throat of the nation, these same gentlemen advUed conciliation by submit ting to the rebellion, now mat r orresi and Hampton have been defeated in the field and hope to save their cause at the polls, these gentlemen advise the came conciliation by surrender. In other words, tbey insist that Forrest, Hampton, and their friends shall have political power in their States to the exclusion of loyal men. Mr. Pendleton is in favor of the conciliation of black codes and the good will of the Ku Klux Klan. The millenni urn which nemeiiinuousiy predicts reveals itself in Georgia by the expulsion of the colored members ; in South Carolina and other States by the alternative offered the colored population of submitting tbeir own aegrauation or starvation, the country at large by the demand of the candidate whom he supports that the or ganization 01 the Southern States shall be overturned by the sword. The con ciliation preached by such apostles as Mr. Pendleton and Mr. Cox is such as has be come dism-tlly familiar to the people the united Biuies 11 is letting tne most troublesome, spiteful, and dangerous peo ple in the country have their own way. Against those apostles of a peace bought by abject submission of the moral convic tion and Intelligence of the country to ignorance and passion and baffled hate, the Kepunltcan party proclaims the con ciliation of common-sense, the god-will of Justice, the peace in a free country equal rights. There Und Grant and the Republicans. There standing they have conquered once, and there standing they will conquer lore ver.- Jiurptr $ nanuy. oi 3T 'Ihe New York Bun (Independent) aavs: "Seymour and Blair have to-day not 4 single chance of success 1 and whole power of the Democratic party, but now to proud and so confident, wiU of necessity presently be concentrated up on a desperate effort to save the State 14 ew York, where a year since uieir ma jority rose to 00,000." :. - Tint company tn Cincinnati which with the Brat steam nre engine ever used In the world U continually adding orna ment to i'-a machine, which U now glitter lug with gold and silver. The smoke-stack "The Lost Cause." a ? Eton r years ago, and from that date on ward fer a considerable period, there was not In the world a more confident and de fiant cause than that of tho rebellion. The attack on the Union was plotted with the audacity of aisumed invincible superiority, and mado with the Insolence of conquest already achieved. The trickery, fraud, theft and violence which prepared the way for war, betokened in their authors an assumption of absolute power to vin dicate their course at tho bar of right and on any possiblo field of conflict The men who seized arsenals, forta and ships, who stole the money and arms and ammu nition, who purloined the secrets of the War Office and raised the flag of secession, had at least the courage of unbounded con ceit, and gaily flattered themselves that they were the latest and greatest heroes of the world. Bombastic braggarts in reality, in too many instances, they yet lacked nothing of self confidence which properly belongs only to tho greatest genius and the highest character. Beau regard and Bragg are types of tho leaders who unturlod the Confederate flag, and baptized its cause in tho first blood of civil war. Their spirit prevailed in tho rebel ranks during all the early part of the war, and ran riot In the rebel press and through every rebel community. The appearance of an almost unknown Union commander at Fort Donolson gave a severe shock to Confederate confidence. The thief Floyd and his fellow, Pillow, skulked away from that fight, and left Buckner to make an ignonimous surren der. From that day tho rebel causo ex perienced a course of terrible reverses. From Pittsburgh Landing to the Wilder ness a scries 01 great battles steadily dis played the superiority of Northern re sources. Tho most denant braves 01 se cession were sobered, and tho proudest soldiers of the South humiliated, while the rabble of braggarts was whipped out of the contest Lue surrendered the most thoroughly worsted forces ever kept to gether in the field, and long before neces sity compelled nis pride to yield nope nao vanished out of the Confederacy. The last efforts of Davis and his commanders were made with the most wicked disre gard of inevitable fate, an unpardonable sacrifice of lifo in tho hopeless defence of a lost cause. At the moment of final !efeat, when Grant and Sherman and Thomas had con cluded the bloody business of suppressing armed rebellion, tno oum was wnouy subdued. The feeling everywhere pre vailed that the cause of tho Confederacy, everything for which the war bod been made, was Torever lost ISO task was ever more effectually accomplished than that from which Grant and his Generals rested when Loe laid down the arms of tho Con federacy. Tho capture of Davis, a fugi tive disguised as an old woman, neeing the country which he had attempted to govern and failed to defend, was but a typo of tho complete humiliation of tho South. To escape in any way whatever, tho pen alties of tho rebellion, was the utmost am bition ot all classes. I tie men wno imu risen like bullies, nnd made war like butehersv hoped only to sneak away, or to purchase existence on their own soil by abject submission. Tho causo of tho the South, '.Deluding everything for which It had plotted and fought, was by univer sal confession a " lost causo." A Just gov ernment from the day of lice's surrender. an administration faithful to the victor ious nation, would have settled the results of the contest almost at once, and secured all the great fruits of the war, consigning the causo of the rebellion to uunai wuu out hone of resurrectirn. But Andrew Johnson did not consult the supreme law of justice in forming his policy ot reconstrnction. lie was not faithful to tho victorious nation. He took no pains to secure the fruits of tho war. On tho other hand, ho was at tho greatest pains to devise a release for subdued rebels, and to invito tnem to nil up tneir neaus. He inaugurated a policy which could not but undo, with the rebel population, tho last and most important work of the war. And by a long course of desperate resis tance to the national will, he did all that disloval President could do to inspire In the friends of the " lost cause " an expec tation of still effecting some of the leading objects of the rebellion. This expectation became irrepressible with the success of tho Ku-Klux wing the Democracy in the Tammany Conven tion. When Wade Hampton and Vallan digham had triumphed in the nomination of Seymour nnd Blair, the rebel spirit was itself again, and if it woro posMhlo for a Ku-Klux Democracy to elect a Presi dent, and wrest from a victorious nation the control of its allulrs, the " lost cause would be the winner after all. It is just this which an overwhelming majority of the country intend to prevent by making General Grant President was when Grant croescd tliopath of the Confederates that their cause received first severe humiliation. MIe, above all others, reduced it to abject submission. Its final surrender was into nis nanus. And he has probably done more than any other individual to check the policy Andrew Johnson and maintain the caiiBe of the Union against surviving rebellion. It is fit that he should complete the work in which he has already plHyed so large part, and it is the just intention of nation that he shall do this. It was irreversible decree which went forth when our millions poured out their blood and treasure, that the rebel cause should die. The ban of civilization and the curse the American people are on it, and it must and shall remain " the lost cause." Chi etigo Tribune. The Maiden's Peril. of its the of ran We have heard many remarkable stories of the agility, audacity, and superhuman strength of the orang-outang, but nothing so extraoidiuary as the following, which recent traveler says be neara irom goou authority while in Ha' a via : Lieutenant Shoch, of the Dutch East India army, was on a march with a small detachment of troops and coolies, on Southern coast of Borneo. He had on one occasion, during the noon day heat, on the banks of one ol the small tributaries of the Bangarmassin. '1 Lieutenant had with huu his domestic establishment which included his daughter a playful and interesting little girl of age of thirteen. One day, while wandering in the jungle, beyond the prescribed limits of the cuup, and having, from the oppressive heat, loos ened her garments and thrown them off most to nudity, tne beauty 01 ner person excited the notice of an orang outang, sprang upon her and carried her off. piercing screams rang uirougn tue ioresi to the ears of ber dozing protectors, roused every man in the camp. The swill bare-footed coolies wereforemost in pursuit; and now the cry rings in the agonized fath er sears that his dauguttr 1 aevourea uy bianstang again, that an orang-outang carried her off. He rushes, iialf frenzied, with the whole company, to the thicket whence the screams proceeded and among the topmost limb of an enormous banyan, the fathtr beheld his daughter, naked, bleeding, and struggling iu fratp of a powerful orang-outang, which eld her tightly, yet eauily, with one while he sprang lightly front limb limb, as if wholly unencumbered. It in vain to think of shooting the monster, so agile was he. The Dyak coolies, know ing the habits of the orang outaug, knowing mat ne win aiwaje piungu the nearest stream wuen cara presocu, a system to drive him into the lej M up a great iUut, tlnwicg slles of all kinds, and agitating the under brush, while some proceeded to ascend tho tree. By tho redoubled exertions of tho wholo company, tho monster was driven toward the water, yet holding tightly to tho pour girl. At last the tuonsu r and hts victim were seen on an outstretching limb overhanging the stream! the coolies, who aro among the most expert swimmers in tho world. immediately lined the banks; tho soldiers continued tho outcries sml throwing of mi.-vuies. 110 rlasped his prli'.c more ticht ly, took a survey of the water, and of his upward gazing enemies, and then leaped into the Hood below. Ho had hardly touched tho water ere fifty resolute swim mers plunged In pursuit. As he rises, a dozen human arms reached out toward him; he is grasped ; others lay hold upon the Insensible girl ; the or.tng outang used both arms in relf-ilelVtise ; and, slier lacer ating the bodies of some of the coolies with his powerlul, nervous claws, finally sue cocded In diving bevond tho reach of his pursuers and in escaping down the stream, while bleeding, insensible l.edah was re stored to the arms of her father and nurse, In whose hinds she was ultimately restored to ronDclou-wcs, health and strength once more. VARIOUS ITEMS. It Its of a the an of a the lie the al who Her and a has there the arm, to was and into be gan uiisi Wkm. " posted" The telegraph. A man in tho trritt place An editor. Joint Allen's wife In a 1!. mum Catholic, How to manage bachelors Miss-man age them. Pai'L MonriiT has arrived homo from Europe. Enui.ish pnpers call Rcverdy Johnson "His Excellency." Tmk Austrian Crown Prince is learning the trade of a blacksmith. Tiik London post-office delivers 1,730, 000 letters per week. LorrX's father has started a liquor store on Broadway, New York. Wm. Li.ovd Gaukison is writing a his tory of the United States. Any man would like to turn apothecary when money becomes a drug. Tim ptize wheat crop In Georgia was forty-three bushels to the acre. Onr Troy druggist sold, during July, over 0,000 glasses of soda-water. A uvb Lord and member of Parliament lias been playing on tho London stage. . Tiik Ohio wheat, corn and oat crop for 1308 is estimated at 1-11,000,000 bushels. Onr of Landseer's pictures lately sold at auction in London lor JU'JO.OOO. It is not strange that when a man is very tond ol Ills glass be becomes a tumbler. CoMMoponw Ni'TT and Minnie Warren aru to bo married. Together they are worth I'JjO.OOO. Tiik potato crop of tho Stato of New 1 l . - rwi.t dint 1 ortt tins year is aooiib ,uuu,uou uusui-ib. Tiik New York Su'ininq Lint gives tho cotton crop for 18117-08 at 2,450,80d bales, ugainst l,'.irl,H88 bales last year. CoitNKi.n s Vanhkhhii.t keeps a bank account ot over a million dollars, which he can check out at any moment 8YiTRMiiF.1t 10, 1803, Chicago had on hand 10-1,10:1 barrels of Hour and l,0li;l,270 bushels of grain more than on September 10, 18U7. A citi.kn of Brunswick, Maine, has within threo years taken f 900 worth of squashes from a littiu mora than an acre of land. A Jkw in Wilna has been fined twenty five roubles for crying fire in Polish Instead ot In ltusslan when hts House was burn ing. A KKdito, after gazing at tho Chinese exclaimed, "If do white folks is dark dat out dare, I wonder what's do color do niggers r Tiik story is current in New York that Goorgo W. Childs, of tho Philadelphia Udiier, has offered J. G. B. f 1,000,000 in gold for tho New York HeraUL Tiik nggregate Income of Adelina Patti, from July 1, 1807, to Juno ill), 1808, was 08.000 francs. Her whole fortune is esti mated at l;J0,0O0. A man in Cincinnati enjoyed himself Immeasurably on a terrible spree, and shot himself dend in a brothel at the pros pects of being obliged to get sober. BitinoKT O'Toolk, a servant girl, who swam from Nahant and saved two ladies from drowing the other day, will receive a gold medal from the Humane Society. Rkv. Dn. Bono, of Baltimore, reports that when in Boston he went to church where he heard music which made him wonder he got in without a ticket. A nuuTK in New York recently burned three kittens to death, building a fire ex pressly for that purpose. He was arrested and committed for cruelty to animals. JosicPii Livtciiak, a Russian editor, claims to h&ve solved the problem of nav liratine the air. The motive force is steam, and tho rate of speed eighty miles per hour. A CrnAN vessel at Boston, tho other clsv. had on board several rough slicks wood, which on investigation turned to be nicely contrived boxes, containing all 2,000 cigars. Dn. noi.LA.vn writes concerning death of Adah Isaacs Menken : " A story is current, which I give for what it worth, that sho laid a wuger that she could drink a given quantity of whisky won her bet and died. DuRiNd a thunder storm in France, centleman who had gold and silver coin ! 1.:.. U..t t.n.l ....... 111 Ills p(iea.t:ii iittu tua itjiuici cvi.i.w-jiai.i.iA with silver by natural causes a phenom enon never befor9 witnessed, we believe. Tex employes of the New York firm of W. & J. Sloane, carpet dealers, have been arrested for extensive frauds on cus tomers and the firm, by which they have stolen $ 100,000 werth of carpeting in hut seven years. In the Toledo Directory of 1858 there were 0,000 names. In the Directory 1808 there are 2,500, an increase in vears of l.'iO per ctnt The increase streets and avenues during the same period was 7-4 per cent Sava.nnah has erjoyedahauutedhouse, in one chamber of which three raps every midnight Nobody dared to Inhabit it until the mysterious sounds were traced to a next-door neighbor, aiways smoked a late pipe and knocked tho tishes out against tho chimney. Thehu is but ono nobleman with a in Norway. liars ago all titles abolished. That is, the possessors of them could keep them, but their children could not inherit them ; so the old generation now all dead but one, and he lives CbrUliania, much beloved. A woman named Bridget Dunkley, prin cipul of Public School, No. 0, of Brook Ivn. has been arrested for brutally and humanly beating a little scholar a girl less than eight years to sucn a norriuie uegree mat tue utiie suuuicr uicu iu vulsions a few hours after. Tiik inhabitants of two villages Acqui, Italy, having been on bad for some time, recently delegated champions each, in order to fight the ter out who met, well armed with pistols and kuives. Before the police could rate them several were killed, one having twenty-seven knire wounds. Wuen Jones was at Oxford he was most excellent ft-llcw, and only hail' enemy soap. He wascalled DiMy One day the wnir, Brown, wei-t into ronui, aud remonstrating with him on ttuujy, movemy, au4 nuty listen otry ti.in i,m I'nnn mv word. Dirty, it too bad, the only clean thing in your room Is your towel I" - . - Thr clerk who could not f"t, marry had a third larger sJ7,"'n "I man by ids lido, who had a bewtiful frift and four children, a well furnished house nearly paid for, vigorous braitn, a race, and a happy hert. Wbe ral bed on tho subject he exclaimed, JUrricdT 1 cannot afford anything else. Thk will of Edwin A. Ptevens has been opened. His entirfi property is estimatea at 150,000,000, f iO.000,000 of which ta In Hoboken and Jersey caiy. u wq""" 150,000 for the erection oraneau ntiorii institution, and an endowment of f.iw.ow for Its support He further bequeaths IV 000,000 tor the completion of the Stevens liattery. It is claimed by tho Talmyra (N. Y.) n,r,wiLt(!,il jKtnefl R Stoddard, re siding In that place, Is the oldest printer In the United States. He is in his 80th year, and It Is seventy-three years since b do gan his apprenticeship with Samuel Green, in New London, Conn.. He la atill In th enjoyment of remarkable mental and physical strength. A hot living In Rome., Ohio, recently picked up a small bright stone from the grade Iu tho town, which .proved to be valuable. A Cincinnati firm offered him too, then 450, and finally t473 for It lie took it to another estabi'fnment, now ever, who said It was cither a ruby or a diamond, and very valuable, probably worth 7,non. He sent it to New York to be disposed of. Mit GkonoE W. Ciiilpr, of the Phila delphia Jsi!;r, not long ago presented to persons employed in responsible positions in the lsiXytr office, lifo insurance policies amounting In tho aggregate to f40,000, uuihrtaking at tho same time to pay the premium, about f:l,000 per annum, for ten years, at the expiration of which time the policies become, by their terms, self paying. In St Louis, recently, a man, whlledriv lng his horso and cart, got his whip-lash wnind around his neck, and one end of it bfcwmo entangled on a spots of the cart wheel, llo was unable to stop the horse, and as the wheel revolved he was drawn from his seat and thrown under it so that the wheel passed over his abdomen, caus ing his death next morning. Tiik "Fat Contributor" reports the "Bustinville" County Fair for the Cin cinnati Ti me. He says that "a high board fence runs around tho outside, while policemen walk around tho inside;" and that "two lines of slilt walks run to and from the grounds every ten minutes, and aro thronged continually. An air line sheep track across lots is driving a good business. Kvery preparation nas been made to feed tho people at tho hotels, with the single exception of victuals, but that ta always tho way." Two New York swindlers have devel oped a new and ingenious method of for gery. Ono ol" them bought a promissory nete lor f'j.iifti.iu, lor seven per cent, um count, and the day following tho other appeared with what seemed to be tbe samo note, and tillered to sell 11 back again ior ten per cent, ctl This bore a suspicious look, and tho matter was investigated. A careful examination proved that the sec ond note was a literal copy ot the nrst, the date, signature and general appearance being imitated so closely as almost to defy detection. Tho parties were ar rested. Anecdotes of an Eccentric. BY "GRIS." as ol of out in is ; a the of ten of re sounded title is at in of Fukd Emmons was an known at Buffalo, Cleveland, and other lake ports, several years ago, as a "steam boat runner." He it was who, on being stopped by a robber one dark night, with demand for his " money or his life, coolly responded that he hadn t got any money, but if he would step under a lamp post ho would write Htm bis note ior ne or ten dollars. Poor Fred : It was imma terial to him whether it was five or ten dollars, for he never paid anything. Charley Coe, of Cleveland, now proprie tor of the Cleveland flouring nulls (and the man, by tho way, to whom " Artemus Ward dedicated bis nrst uook, siyimK htm in hia characteristic, warm hearted way, "a friend all tho year round,") once lost a valuablo dog. Thinking that he might havo got on board the Buffalo boat and been carried oil, as he was about the dock a great deal. Coo wrote to Fred Em mons, then in Buffalo, to institute a search for the dog. Weeks passed without a word from Fred. Being in Buffalo one day, Mr. Coo met Fred, who said be had been searching for the dog ever Bince the receipt of his letter, but w ithout any suc cess thus far. I havo, however," said Fred, " a little bill that I would like to settle, if con venient" He thereupon produced a bill, which ran (and it is running yct.'.we reckon,) about us follows : BITFAI.O, . Charles Coo. ci., To Krud Emmons, Dr. To one week s bnuru at American S5.00 To ono week's hoard at Msnslou House 5.1)0 To one week's board at the United bUlua.... S.oO To three meals at " Keel Jacket" 1 dl To three meals at" Terrapin" 1.SO To three moal at Bloomer's S.HI To sundry meals si various retauranls 111. (HI Total H1.0U " What docs this mean T" said Coc. " You wanted me to look up your dog, didn't you?" " Certainly." " You expected to pay any expense I went to f " " Of course, any reasonable expense." " Well, that's just wlici, I've been doing. I bave beeu boarding around at the various hotels and restauraute, tasting tautaye, to see if I could find any traces of your dog ; but I haven't yet." He was excused from any further service in that way. Once, in Cleveland, Fred wag soliciting passengers at the dock for the Buffalo boat As the boat was about to leave, a carriage drove furiously to the dock and out got a ponderous puffy man, with an immense . expanse of white shirt-bosom, followed by an equally fat wife, with a nurse and sev eral children. " This way fot the Buffalo boat !" shout ed Fred. The man with the broad shirt-bosom wanted to know what the passage for him self and family would amount to before going sboard. " l ell you in a minute, said .Emmons, whipping out a big red pencil used in fill- -ing out posters. iben, bciore ne knew'wuat ne was about, Fred had it all figured out on the old fellow s broad Tlnte shirt-front I There was a moment of speechless rage on the part of the man, as he cast hia eyea from the big red figures on his shirt-bosom to Fred, who lookHi the image of guile less innocence at mat ui .niont, ana tben he pitched in and gave Fred such a whal ing that he was laid up in bed for six weeks alter. '10 most people it would seem to have been rather an expensive joke, but r reu always declared that it was " worth it." He said the astonishment on tho old man's face when he saw tbe flgur- ing was - ouiier tuau iu ue ucaea to Ueatn. We should say so. Frsd was a great boaster. He boasted too much and too loud one day. He had beeu absent from Cleveland for a lonir time, aud coming back one day he said ho uau ueeu to vauioroia ana uie gold dig gings, and Drougbt back Iota of gold. Borne fellows who believed the story fol lowed him out of a saloon one night, into a lonely street and murdered him for hia money. They didn't find a cent about htm to reward them Tor the bloody deed. Poor Fred I if he wild soy anything about It he would say it was " a good ioka iu near terms ten mat sepa man one liU the r"TheKew York JIer,dd says that in that city alone the Republican vote will be fully doubled this f't, and everywhere there are unmistakable indication that on a question of loyalty, ou a quei.Uon of policy, on a queation o morality, and on the question of whUky and lager beer, the Stale of New York will go back to her old position, and cast a heavy majority against the Copperhead Democracy. An old wnnau who went Into th poultry basins.) soiuu tluu sinctt. su'ter Ihs si I'ottsticm that k could k s turluua by soiHi-f ftft, tuts uuuiud it lu 0U;u-t, bttniiM-, ss St s.iys, " lue Ur.ij.'il ui,i k! vhea i J. are Cot. bul altiBja bt yiu M souu t iD.j gci tinrs; "