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THE LOVED AND LOST.
The lOTad and lost I" irhy do we call them lot?
Because wo mias them from esirosiward road?
God's unseen angel o'er ear pathway erost.
Looked ob to U, and kntng thata the moat, '
Straightway teller d them from life's weary load.
They are no Vat; they are within the door
That hate oat km, and ovary hortf ol thing
With angels bright, and lored onei gone before,
In tfaetr Bedeemer's presence oitnae.
And Ood himself, their Lord, and Judge, and
And this we eall a "asset". O, i
Of selfish hearts I O, we oi Hole faith I -Let
os look round, argument te borrow ;
Why we im patience ahonld await the morrow -
That surely most succeed this night of death.
Aye, look upon this dreary desert path.
The thorns and thistles, whereso'er we turn ;
Whs trials and what tears, what wrongs and wrath,
What straggles an what strife the Journey hath I
They have escaped fresj these j sad lo I we mourn.
Ask the poor sailor, when the wreck is done,
Who with his treasures strore the shore to reach,
While with tne raging ware he-battled on.
Was it not Joy, where erery Joy seemed gone,
To see his lored ones landed on the beach t
A poor wayfarer, leading by the hand
A little child, had halted by the well .
. To wash tram earner feet the dinging send,'
And tell the tired boy of that bright land - " ,,v
Where, this long journey past, they long to
When lot the Lord, who many mansions bad.
Drew near and looked upon the suffering twain,
Then pitying spake, " Giro me the little lad ;
In strength renewed, and glorious beauty dad,
m brlng;im with me when I come again."
Did she make' answer selfishly and' wrong- :
" Nay, bat the woes I feel he toe must share P
Or, rather, bursting into grateful song,
tjhe went her way rejoicing, and made strong
To struggle on, since he was freed from care.
We will do likewise; death hath made no breach
In lore and sympathy, in hope and trust ;
No outward sign or sound oar ears can reach,
But there's an inward, spiritual speech .
That greets us still, though mortal tongues be
It bids us do the work that they laid down-
Take up the song where they broke off the strain ;
. 8o Journeying till we seech the heaTealy town,
Where are laid up our treasures snd our crown.
And our lest lored ones win be found again.
STRANGER THAN FICTION.
In the autumn of 1817,
woods were bright with the variegated
hues which follow the light touches of
early frost, a mounted traveler was
pursuing his way through a dark, broad,
lonely forest, in the western part of New
York. He had ridden three miles since
seeing a. human habitation, and he had
two to go before he could get sight of an
other. He was descending a hilTinto a
gloomy looking valley,, through which
flowed . a. shallow, - but swift running
stream; and on reaching the water he
permitted, his thirsty beast to stop and
drink. : : . .
At that moment a man came out from
a cluster of bushes into the road, "or
horse path, : on the other side of the
stream. This man was dressed like a
hrmter,-"-a,sraY carried . B--rrJle-tm hh:
shoulder. In his appearance there was
nothing that , indicated hostility or
wicked design. He was of medium size,
compactly built, with" intellectual
features, and a certain air of gentility
seeming rather as one abroad from some
settlement for a day'r sport than a pro
fessional hunter.' Ail this the mounted
traveler carefully noted as he crossed the
stream to continu&his journey, and when
they came together a pleasant salutation
"Fine weather for-traveling, sir," re
pUed the man with the gun. ' -
"And for bunting, also, I should sup
pose," smiled the other on the horse.
" Yes, there is game enough," returned
the other, " but Pm not a good hunter,
and can .only show onebsar fur my day's
work so far, and that is almost useless to
me, because JL have no means to take it
away. ' I, would, willingly pay a dollar
for the .use, of ahorse like yours for a
couple of hours. If you could spare five
minutes or so 1 would Uke you to see the
bear it is only back behind the bushes,
some two hundred yards from here.1
" I will not only look at it," replied the
traveler, dismounting and fastening his
horse, " but if not too heavy, I will take
it along for you, seeing I am going your
way. , n - . - i
The hunter thanked him in a most
cordial manner, and then, as if to make
himself agreeable and keeping up the
conversation, inquired where the other
was from, whither journeying, etc.; and
learned in reply that the latter resided
in Albany, was a merchant in good busi
ness, and. was traveling partly for bis
health .and partly with a view for making
an extensive land purchase for. future
"Well, here we are," exclaimed the
hunter, as the two emerged from the
dense thicket, ithrough which they bad
slowly forced their way into the open
wood ; " and now I will show yori as fine
and fat a beast ai you ever saw. Observe
where I point with my rifle."
He 'stepped back some eight or ten
feet, deliberately raised the piece to his
eye, and pcinted the muzzle directly at
the head of the traveler. 1. There was
flash and a loud report, and tha victim
fell like a leg, his face covered with
This might or might not have been the
first crime committed by the man with
the rifle. But as the-" traveler fell the
rifle slipped through his hands, and
shook violently from head to foot; yet
ne ran to ius victim and hurriedly robbed
him of his purse, pocket-book, a gold
watch and chain, come curious seals,
diamond breast-pin, and a diamond ring,
wnicn ne fairly tore from his finger.
inen he dragged his body into the
thicket, picked up his rifle, plunged
madly, through the budb.es to the road,
mounted the traveler's horse, and dashed
away from the awful scene.
We must dow suppose a lapse. of twenty
In the spring of 1837 'there lived
the City of New York a banker and mil
lionaire whom we shall call Stephen
Edwards. He owned a palatial mansion.
splendidly furnibhed, in the very heart
of the town, and he and his wife were
among the leaders of the fashionable
world: They had a beautiful daughter
just turned to sweet sixteen, .who
about to be married to a foreign noble-
man, and great preparations were mak
ing for the happy event.
One day about this period, as the grea
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L. G. GOULD.Publislier.
-VOL. -X NO. 8.
Deyoted to Hie
Interests of the Democratic Party anil the
CoHection of Local ana General Hews.
JANUARY 18, 1877.
Terms, $1.50 per
Annum, in Adyance
WHOLE NUMBER 506
banker was conversing with a gentleman
from another city, who called to see him
on business, he observed the bitter turn
suddenly very pale and begin to tremble,
1 "My dear sir," he said, in his usual
tone of ofl-hand sympathy, " what is the
matter ? Are you ill t"
"A little faint, sir, but nothing to
cause alarm,"- replied the other, hu.
riedly. " I am subject to similar spells.
If you would be kind enough to excuse
me for ten minutes or so, I will take a
short walk and return in better condi
tion." , . t
In ten minutes he did return, report
ing himself quite well, calmly pro
ceeded to finish his business with the
banker, and then respectfully took his
It was perhaps a week after this, that
one night the banker was sitting before
the fire, in bis library, when a servant
came in and presented him a letter. He
took it with a yawn, and opened it in
the most indolent and indifferent man
ner possible; but had not read a dozen
words before he rose up with a start,
turned pale, and trembled so that the
paper rattled. He finished the note
for it was rather a note than a letter
worked one hand nervously at his throat,
and with the other clasped his forehead
and temples. For a minute or two he
seemed Jto be choked into calmness, by
an iron will, some terrible emotions, and
he so far succeeded as to address the
waiting servant in an ordinary tone.
" James," he eaid, " who gave you this
; A man, sir, who said he would wait
for an answer."
Then I suppose he is waiting T
Soon there was a light tap on the door,
and the banker said " come in," in an or
The servant opened the door,
ushered in the stranger and immediately
withdrew. The latter was verging on
sixty, of rough appearance and coarse at
tire. He wore an oitt gray overcoat, uu-
trriArl to the throat, a pair of green gog
gles, and his whole dress was saturated
" Take a seat," said the banker, point-
ine to a chair near the fire.
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No, thank you, I'll siana, was we
gruff reply. " You got my letter, ana oi
course you know my Dusiness, no
You allude to this, I suppose," re
turned the banker, producing the letter
that had caused him to much perturba
"I do not understand it; you must
Lhave made a mistake."
" No ; no mistake at all. I was present
twenty years ago, come the 10th of Oc
tober, and saw you, Stephen Edwards,
shoot the man, and if you go to deny it
I'll have you in prison before morning.
Ihave laid my plans, and got everything
sure, and if you gtjto play innocent and
refusine my terms I'll taie care to see
that you die stretching hemp."
The banker, in spite of himself, turned
pale, shuddered and staggered to a seat.
What do you want!" ne groaneo.
" A hundred thousand dollars not one
cent less." ,. .
" I cannot give it it would ruin me.
" Just as you say," rejoined the other,
moving toward the door. " You know
what will follow if I go this way."
" Oh, etay ; you must not go yet,
cried . the man . of crime, in tewoie
He argued, urged, pleaded, implored
for mercy at a less fearful cost. In vain.
At last the banker seeing ruin, dugrace
and death before him if he refused
agreed to the terms." He also agreed to
meet the stranger, with the required
sum, on the following night in front of
St. Paul's Church. Both were punctual
te the fixed time, and bills and checks to
the amount of one hundred thousand dol
lars ehanged hands. ". t. ' '
A month later there was a tremendous
run upon the bank of which Stephen
Edwards was principal owner. It was
soon broken an.d closed. Then the sheriff
was set to work by eager creditors, and
all the real estate and property of the
late : millionaire was seized and sold,
leaving him a beggar and the just claims
unsatisfied. Fashionable friends deserted
the family, and the proud nobleman re
fused the hand of a ruined banker's
In the very midst of this disgrace and
tribulation Stephen Edwards encoun
tered the man who turned so pale and
so agitated in his presence a short time
" 1 rather think you do not know me
air," said the gentleman, -with a formal
" Your face seems somewhat familiar,
but yet I cannot place you," returned
' Permit me to bring myself to your
recollection, then, as I wish you to know
me. A little more than six weeks ago
was talking to you on business, and you
observed that I turned deadly pale, and.
became agitated ?"
" Ah, yes ; I remember you now."
" Let me tell you why I was affected.
My eyes had just chanced upon a curi
ous watch-seal which had belonged to
merchant named Philip Sydney, who
was shot in the western part of the State
some twenty years ago, and, looking
your features closely, I know you to
the villain who perpetrated the foul
"Merciful God!" exclaimed
banker, with a blanched face and quak
" Yes, I knew you," pursued the other,
"and a week later I disguised myself
and had in interview with you in your
mansion. You remember -that,
" But," gasped the trembling wretch,
" did not I pay you your own price
keep my fatal secret?"
" Yes, and with that very money
what other I could command I
enabled to buy up enough of your
bills to make that run upon your bank
which broke it and forced ruin upon
"And what would you, now that I am
ruined T' inquired the other, with the
deadly calmness of desperation.
" Now that I have my revenge, I want
you to know that I myself am the man
you attempted to murder and did rob. I
am Philip Sydney. Behold the sear
wheie the ball struck and glanced," and
he lifted his hat and showed it -
"God be praited!" ejaculated the
other. ' God be praised that you are
still living 1" and unable to restrain his
emoton he burst into tears. " Oh, sir,"
he continued, " you have taken a load
off my conscience a weight from my
soul. Though poverty, beggary, disgrace
and death are staring me in the face, I
am happy in the knowledge that I am
not guilty of murder happier than I
have been for twenty years with all the
luxurious surroundings of wealth. It
was my first and last crime. And I have
never been able to tell how I was tempted
on that fearful occasion. Now, sir, do
with me as you will only, I pray you,
be merciful with my innocent family."
" I forgive you," returned the other,
extending his hand. "I forgive you.
You have been fearfully punished al
ready. And as God has seen proper to
preserve ns both together, let us hope it
is for our salvation, and let us endeavor
so to live as to deserve jthe blessings we
receive. I will restore you enough to
place you and your family above want;
and for the rest, 1 trust we shall soon
have to render an account of our stew
ardship in another world."
Philip Sydney kept his word, and with
a fresh start in the world, and now an
easy conscience, the still enterprising
Stepen Edwards accumulated another
respectable fortune, much of which he
spent in charity.
Philip Sydney died in 1848, and
Stephen Edwards in 1851.
Is not truth indeed strange stranger
Gath's First Interview with Young
[New York Cor. Philadelphia Times.]
I recall one occasion, and the only one,
when I wrote editorial for the Herald or
talked with Mr. Bennett. Several times
I had been requested to call on him, but
being also shy had postponed the time
until once, when dropping in the Herald
office, they- brought me plump into the
presence of that supreme being. He was
sitting at a table, in a sort of alcove, or
side room, and appeared as bashful as
myself. He was a young4nan, of about
one hundred and twenty-five pounds
weight, or less, wearing a gray suit of
clothes on rather Blim limbs, and all
about him was neat ring, studs, collar
button, linen.- He had a light gray eye,
light sandy hair, clean, lean features, no
great forehead, but a shrewd, ooservant
one, and very good manners, though no
plausibility or decided address. It was
at the time of the Greeley campaign,
just before the Baltimore Convention
met. He spoke with a little hesitation,
bearing out my preconception that he
sees a thing more clearly than he ex
" I heard you were here," he said,
" and I have just thought of an editorial.
You know that when the deluge began
to come and the ark was built, the peo
ple exclaimed that there would be no
rain. It did rain, though. Then they
said it was only a shower. But as it
rained more and more, the little animals
began to get inout of the wet. The big
ger animals also got alarmed, and came
in. At last the giraffe and the elephant;
the rhinoceros and the grizzly bear
came in. very sullen, but afraid to stay
out any more. That's the way with the
Democrats recognizing Greeley," con
eluded Mr. Bennett. " The little fellows
came in a good while ago ; now Thur
man and Hendricks and Bayard are lag'
ging in to get out of the rain. Can you
write that ?"
I had an engagement of a most imper
ative character, which he forgot to in
quire about. It was to meet my wife
and go out to dine. But I galloped those
animals into that ark with a precipita
tion never equaled except when they got
loose abou i two years afterward. In half
an hour the whole story of the deluge
Stanley says that Mr. Bennett put his
head out of a chamber door one morning
ia Paris and told him to go and find Liv
ingstone, as composedly as if he had said
" Go West, young man 1"
"The Scotch element in Bennett is con
vivial, and his companions are generally
men retired from business or without avo
cationmen of fortune, with ne such
sensitive property as his, and oftener
with more capacity to stand heavy din
ners. Like all men who indulge, his
temper is uncertain, his repentance
A correspondent of the Dhiverxdut,
a visit to Holland, has been exploring
one of the Butch wind-mills, by which
the Hollanders maintain their supremacy
over the sea. He writes :
We had no conception of the magni
tude of these labor-saving devices. We
counted not less than six stories in the
tower of the one we were permitted
examine. It must nave been as nigh
an average church steeple. The arms.
or fans, were of enormous length, and
carried three thousand feet of canvas.
And this is the machine that literally
makes Holland. It pumps out the ocean,
when the ocean gets in. It saws and
erinda. It does the lifting and the low
ing. A family lives in the mill
Holland there are full ten thousand
these mammoth structures. In London
and Liverpool and New York there is
forest of masts. In Holland there
everywhere a forest of wind-mills. Some
arebuityof brick, others of stone, many
of wood of course we mean the tower
part. They turn slowly, yet with great
power; and we learn that, so flat is
country, that there is seldom a serious
long-continued lack of wind.
The Dead Singer.
P. P. Bliss, the evangelist and singer,
as our readers are well aware, was one
of the victims of the Ashtabula calam
ity. According to the statement of those
who were in a postion to know, he made
heoric effort to save his wife, when he
might have saved himself, and, failing
in this, remained and died with her, the
two offering their prayers together as the
fatal flames approached them, like the
old martyrsatthe stake; and thus, united
They died the deaths of Christian he-
roes the faith of the songs which she
written and he had composed, bios-
soming out at last in the full flower of
over death. Those who remain
pursuing the work in Which he was en-
gaged, have already provided the means
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ior euucauug ms cnuuren, mm unuguig
them up in the way their father walked,
and for erecting an appropriate monu
ment to the memory of this faithful
This is well; but the most lasting
monument monumentum are perenniiu
which Horace sang to the memory of
the dead singer will be found in his own
songs, which have already crowned his
name with undying fame, and reached
around the world with their simple
melody sung to-day in the Tabernacle
in Chicago, yesterday in the Zulu Mis
sion of South Africa, to-morrow in the
temples of China. There is probably no
part of the civilized world in which his
lyric, " Hold the Fort," is not sung, and
numerous other of his songs, like " The
Armor Bearer," "Almost Persuaded,"
and " What Shall the Harvest Be?" are
also winging their way across the seas to
distant lands. His was the trumpet-
note that led the Christian crusaders
against the strongholds of Satan, just as
t i :v v: :
our troops during the war of the .rebel-
lion. He has been Mr. Moody's right
for Mr. Sankey has chiefly "sung
the songs which the dead singer com
posed and used to sing. He is dead, but
he lives again; lives in the Sunday
school; in the church; in the revival;
in the foreign missions ; in the heart of
every man and woman striving for some-
thing higher and better ; wherever men
preach Christ and sinners repentance.
It takes much from the sadness of the
singer's awful death that his life was so
rounded and complete. His work had
been so well done that death could not
surprise bim and find his mission unac
complished. He had made his mark, and
the mark will remain. His life has stop-
pea, but his wore goes on in every
church and in every home all over the
world ; and years from now, when even
his name may be lost, his songs will still
continue to inspire faltering men and
women with courage, to bring consola
tion into the hquse of mourning, to
arouse faith in the human heart. For
such a life, so perfect, so successful, so
far-reaching in its influences, spent in
the most beneficent of labor, and lost at
the post of duty, there should be no
tears. Other voices will take up his
strains, and the work will go on with
out stop. Their simple beauty is not
marred, nor is their wonderful influence
upon the popular heart lessened by his
death. Noble and impressive in his
physique, affable and genial in his con-
tact with every one, earnest and untiring
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u wwa, ne wm .ong oe misseu as
leauer in the evangelical movement
wnicn is now surnng tne popular heart;
but he has left his impress upon the
world, with results more lasting than the
work achieved bv heroes of the battle-
field or masters ot statecraft. His harp
is forever silent ; his voice is forever
hushed ; but the songs which he sang can
never die. Their melody, like the brook.
goes on forever.
The Other Side of the Picture.
[New York Graphic.]
Great catastrophes like those of the
Brooklyn Theater and Ashtabula bridge
are very painful and terrible to contem
plate, dragging hundreds of human be-
ings down to instant death bv fire and
suffocation, and there seems to be no al
leviation of the horror, unless possibly
in the reflection that the increased facili
ties of modern life have, after all, dimin-
ished the number of violent deaths.
is inexpressibly shocking to see great
masses thrust down to death ia an in
stant by a tragedy more sudden than anv
battle ; but it is gratifying to be assured
that, notwithstanding these sporadic hoi-
rors, the average of human life is length-
ening every century, ana thatasenlight-
ment increases mortality diminishe.
persons are killed to-day on railroads
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nD lurweriy xuiea on stage-
coacnes; lewer passengers on steamships
drowned than on sailing craft; and
relatively lewer theater-goers are burned
than those who are sleepine auietlv
their houses. It is more dangerous
ride in a wagon or carriage than on
express train, and a lareer relative num.
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ber of people are killed riding in
former vehicles than the latter. Perhaps
Twain's Btartling theory, that
people die in bed, therefore
bed is the most dangerous place in
world, and should be avoided by
timid, is not entirely sound ; but it cer
tainly is true that our cars are safer
than the old stage-coaches. Highway
robbery has almost ceased. Lees than
two hundred years ago Btage-coaches
went through the suburbs of London
rumbling arsenals, defended by footmen
with blunderbusses, and even thus
were sometimes attacked, captured,
plundered. As we must still travel,
as theater-going and church-going
not likely to be discontinued, it is some
thing of a gratification to knew
even with an occasional holocaust
shocks the world, life is safer in the audi
torium than in the home, and behind
iron horse than behind the less manage
able team of the highway.
The cremation movement is extending
in Europe. At Brussels a society
four hundred members has been formed,
Indiana Eighth of January Resolutions.
Hon of good government in the Southern
States ; a pure civil service, and the en
bad forcement of economy in ail the depart-
menw oi tne government. We were suc
victory at e PUs-, Ne"1 Wrter of
false government set upon such tech
are nicality would command no respect and
That law requires that it should be corn
Mark as posed of five members, and that all po
most the Utical parties should be represented
We, the conservative people of Indi
ana, assembled in a State Delegate Con
vention, do declare:
mat while a convention of the people
for deliberation touching the result of an
election long after it has been held and
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Tne fact not denied that
a formidable conspiracy exists to falsify
the vote of the people and impose upon
President "and Vice-President
wnom tney nave not chosen lhe mam
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reforms for which we contended, and for
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tne canaiaates representing those re-
forms. This large majority of the popu
lar vote remains in our favor, even if the
work of the Eeturning Boards of Florida
and Louisiana is permitted to stand. If
the votes of the electors fairly appointed
by the people of either of these States
shall be counted Tilden and Hendricks
will have a majority in the electoral col
lege. Shall they be so counted ?
ft is icnewn that in each of these States
the majority of the votes actually cast
were in favor of candidates for electors
pledged to vote for Tilden and Hen
dricks, and that upon the face of the re
turns these electoral candidates were
In the State of Florida the highest ju
diciary tribunal has virtually decided,
in a legal contest directed against the
Eeturning Board of that State, on the
question of counting the vote for Gov
ernor that said State has given a popu
lar and legal majority in favor of the
Democratic electors, and yet said Return
ing Board declared the vote in favor of
the Republican electors, and it is so pro
posed to count it.
in ijoussiana mat majority was so
1UH U v aeiy concealment or aeniai ;
of , Eeturning Board which long ago
rendered itsell infamous, that maioritv
has been reversed. Shall the reversal
stand? Shall the decision of the Return
ing Board be stronger than the judgment
oi the American people
In the interest of justice and repub
lican government we protest against the
acceptance of the notoriously false
judgment of that Eeturning Board as
conclusive evidence of the elective will
of the people of Louisiana.
It is true in the highest affairs ot gov
ernment as in the common transactions
of private life that fraud vitiates every
result into which it enters. It the peo
ple are sovereign, no power can reverse
their choice, ana no mere technicality
can restrain their sovereignty. We de
nounce the assumption ot power to re-
ject the votes of whole precincts or dis-
tricts on the ground oi alleged lntimina-
tion of. voters as arbitrary, unrepublican,
It is the - duty of a just and efficient
government to prevent the intimidation
of its voters, and to restrain and punish
all lawless persons who would molest
these voters or interfere with the freedom
of elections. But the offenders only
should be punished, and those whose
rights have been disturbed should not
suffer disfranchisement for the acts of
such offenders. We hold that no just
power resides in a free government to
disfranchise a whole community because
it may contain some lawless men, whose
lawlessness it is the duty of that govern
ment to restrain.
The Returning Board of Louisiana
claims to be invested with this danger-
eus and despotic power a power which
an7 absolute despot might envy and
th its f Ie.rciac ,J lh" Pwer ia nal
and conclusive. We denounce such an
1 o poWer uy any department
Ut institution f nrmnt o nninat.
This Returning Board, which assumes
to hold the sovereign power of the State
of Louisiana in the hollow of its hand
this Board, which has repeatedly falsified
the vote of that State and now proposes
to Bubjugate the Federal Government to
its despotic will, is unrepublican in its
structure and in its purposes. It is self-
perpetuating, having power to fill vacan
cies in its own numbers. Its duration
has no prescribed limit. It is above the
reach ol law, for it can count in its own
law-makers. Composed as it is of men
who have committed the highest crimes
against Republican Government, it can
perpetuate its despotism at pleasure. It
,s wanting in no bad feature of h raditary
Under the Constitution of the United
States which guarantees to each State a
KeputJlican tormof government, such an
institution has no claim to recoenition.
It could not rightfully exist even for the
exercise of a legitimate public function.
ii nas aroitrarilv reiected manv
thousands of the votes cast by the
citizens of Louisiana which had" been
duly certified by the proper returning
officers. This act changed the trovem-
ment of that State, and was intended ti
change the administration of the Federal
To hold that certificates bv such
board, of a result thus produced, ia con-
e1fu?ive.e7idencef the ""1 of the people
of Louisiana, would be a mockery and an
I outrssre upon the ri&rhts of the nennlft.
wouia deserve none.
If a returning board thus r-nnstitntArl
clothed with such dangerous powers
under any circumstances, be a le-
i.ltlID.ato institution, still this Returning
coaru was not sucn. lor it was not organ
izecl a8 Uw ot & exiBtence required
its membership. These were essential
features in its standing existence, and
while either was lacking it was incom
petent to perform the functions of a re
turning board. It wss lacking in both
these features, as it was composed of but
four members, and they were all mem
bers of the Republican party. Its pro-
ceedings were fraudulent, and conse
quently its decisions and pretended find
ings were void. In disregard of justice
and right ar.d law returns were opened
papers attached, and sealed again:
in other cases returns were not ob
tained upon a pretext; parishes
and parte of parishes were thrown
from the count without legal right
justification, and always so as to weaken
the Democratic vote, and never to di
minish the Republican vote.
It is expected that more than four
millions of voters will contentedly
acquiesce in being deprived of the fruits
of the contest through which we have
passed ; fruits which they prize because
they are the reforms that will bring them
and their children blessings by a polit
ical machine unknown in all previous
history of the country and incapable of
harmonious action with the other Re
publican machinery of the State ; whose
organization is legally defective and
invalid, and whose action is fraudulent,
and null and void ?
Entertaining these views, we resolve:
That it is the imperative duty of Con
gress to provide by law a plan for count
ing the electoral vote, which by its
reasonableness and justice will commend
itself to the judgment of the people
and command their acquiescence in the
result of the count, and that this should
be done at the earliest day consistent
with due deliberation, to the end that
the disquiet which now pervades the
people may be allayed.
That, according to the plain meaning
of the Constitution, and according to
all past political usage, the power of
counting the vote resides in the two
Houses of Congress.
That we denounce the proposition that
the President of the Senate has the
powei, not only to open but to count the
vote, as an innovation which the senti
ment of the people will not tolerate. If
such power shall be assumed, and its ex
ercise attempted, we call upon the two
Houses of Congress to take prompt and
effectual measures for the assertion of
their Constitutional prerogative in that
That if Congress shall provide by law
a just plan for counting the electoral
vote, one which will be fair not only in
the present emergency, but for all future
elections as well, we "pledge our acquies
cence in the result, whatever it may be.
That if the Senate shall claim that its
presiding officer, like the Returning
Boards of Florida and Louisiana, has
the absolute power to designate the
President and Vice-President, we call
upon the Houte of Representatives to
exert all its Constitutional powers to de
feat the usurpation, and we pledge it our
support with all the resources which a
people. whose fundamental liberties are
threatened can Constitutionally com
Resolutions Ohio Eighth of January
Resolved, 1. That the Government of
the United States is Republican in spirit
as well as in form ; it is a Government of
law, not of arbitary lorce; it is founded
on universal suffrage, lawfully exercised,
and its existence depends on good faith
aud sincere obedieace to the laws.
2. That the votes cast on the 7th of
November, and duly certified at the close
of the election on that day by the officers
authorized to receive and record them,
alone determine the result of the elec
tion held in any precinct, county or
State, and that whatever may be the re
turns then duly and properly certified,
they cannot lawfully be changed by any
officers authorized to canvass them and
announce the result.
8. That while clear in the conviction
that Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A.
Hendricks have received not only a large
majority of the popular vote, but a ma
jority of the electoral vote, and are
tberetore elected President and Vice-
President, we yet declare that any de
cision made by the Senate and House
ot Representatives, will be cheerfully
acquiesced in by the whole people, and
that any attempt to inaugurate a rresi-
dent simply upon the proclamation
the President of the senate will be an
act of usurpation that will be resisted by
the people to the last extremity, even
should that extremity be an appeal to
4. That the impudent and unfounded
charge that those who protest against
the exercise ot illegal and arbitrary
power desire to foment stsife and incite
civil war, is made by conepnators to
withdraw the public mind from their
own evil design to frustrate the sovereign
will ot the people as expressed through
the ballot-box on the 7 th of November
5. Thai we denounce' the action of
President Grant in following the example
of the military chieftains of Mexico, in
interfering by aimed forcein tne elections
ot the people, in preventing the lawful
organization of Slate Legisletures, and in
massing troops at Washington, with the
apparent purpose of preventing the free
action of (Joi gress respecting the Presi
dential election. It evinces a purpose
to render the military independent ot,
and - superior to, the civil power, and
calls for outspoken condemnation by
every fair frieiid ot republican govern
6. That the inauguration as President
of a candidate rejected by the people
and counted in by fraud is revolution.
and, if acquiesced in, fatal to Republican
. That the National Democratic
Committee be requested to call a National
Democratic Convention, to meet
Washington City, February 12, 1877.
The resolutions were adopted unani
The London Daily Telegraph has the
following note on the decadence of Shef
field : The oldest and most celebrated
firm cf steel manufactures have recently
announced that in consequence of the
sharp competition of American rivals
and the protective tariffs impos d upon
foreign steel by the United States Gov
ernments, they are under the necessity
removing tueir establishment across the
Atlantic. The immense establishment
of John Brown & Co. (limited) at Swin-
ton are about to be closed. Nor is
simply in America that the men of Hal
lamshire wage an unequaled contes
with the steel and cutlery manufacturers
of Pennsylvania. South American and
Colonial markets are invaded by com
petitions from the United States, who
the finish and price of their productions
are inflicting grave injury upon-
trade of Sheffield. Out of the depths
their commercial gloom a deputation
from the manufactures of that great town
lately appealed to Lord Derby to inter
pose, and, by a lex talionia, punish
prohibitory fiscal restrictions raised u
against the introduction of British goods
into America by adopting a system
protective reprisals against American
articles imported into England, Bntthe
Foreign Secretary judiciously pointed
out to his depressed audience that
law of supply and demand could not
interfered with by diplomacy or legisla
tive enactment without violating
fundamental principles of political economy.
The exports of gold and silver bullion
from San Francisco, both overland
to Asia, for the first-nine months of
current year have been $42,500,000,
against 138,500,000 for the correspond
ing time last year.
In the Senate, January 9, Mr. Bates, of
Hamilton, introduced a bill sroviding- that
the Board of Trustees of the Southern Bail
road shall have power to contract for com
pleting and leasing the whole line after its
construction, and before its final comple
tion, upon the condition provided in the
fourth section of the act of April 18, 1873,
and to repeal the act of February 26, 1876,
which provided for advertising for six
months before the road is leased. Mr.Batea.
from the Committee on Jadiciary, reported
back the resolution for a joint committee to
investigate the Ashtabula bridge disaster,
which was adopted. Hesara. Burns, Brown,
of Lncaa, and Haines, of Preble, were ap
pointed Senate members of the joint com
mittee to investigate the Ashtabula dis
aster In the House, Mr. Brunner'a
House bill to repeal the act making
it obligatory upon the negotiator of a note
given for a patent right to write upon its
face, "This note i given for a patent right,"
and placing anch notes on a par with other
notes, was read the third time, but on its
pasa&go was lost yeas, 5; nays, 82. Mr.
Huberich's House bill to provide for the
of voters in Cincinnati and
as. on motion of the author. Uirl
on the table. Mr. Monahan'a House bill
regulating the compensation of the members
of the Commission to Revise and Codify the
Statutes and their assistants, was read the
third time, lost on passage, and, on motion
of Mr. Brnnner, reconsidered. Mr. Mona
han'a House bill to amend the Civil Code so
as to permit of suits being brought against
insurance companies in counties where
there may be any part of the cause or where
the company may have a receiving
agent, was read the third time and passed.
Mr. Lybarger moved to suspend the rules
and take from the table the resolutions in re
lation 10 the Presidential election, offered
last Saturday by Mr. Brunner, Democrat.
Mr. Holloway ottered a resolution of some
length, declaring that the Republicans of
Ohio believe that Rutherford B. Hayes and
William A. Wheeler were fairly, honestly,
and legally elected on the 7th ol November
last and are fully entitled to be inaugurated,
but that they will not countenance or con
sent to violence or disregard of law or es
tablished precedent, and will cheerfully
abide by and conscientiously uphold the con
clusion and judgment of the legal and
constitutional authority of the Nation
charged with the duty of deciding the
question and declaring the 'result. Mr.
Morton offered aa ascbstitnte thereaolntiona
adopted, by Mr. Tilden's 8th of January
Convention. On motion, the House ad
journed, with the understanding that the
resolutions will be the first in order to-morrow.
In the Senate, January 10, on motion of
Mr. Bates, his bill to authorize the incor
poration pf common carrier companies, was
uikku up. jut. iv easier movea to rexer tne
bill to a select committee, to amend bv strik
ing out that paragraph which requires that
common carrier companies shall own not
exceeding thirty miles of road in Ohio. This
is to give some one outside the Stock Yards
Company a chance at the Southern
ttoao. me motion was agreed to.
Mr. Bates presented a notice of the contest
of election of J udson Harmon to the office
ol Judge of the Court of Common Pleaa of
tne first judicial District ot Ohio, by Mr.
Joseph Cox. House bill 485, " making ap
propriations for deficiencies and partial ap
propriations for 1877," was taken up
and passed. Mr Bates's bill, author
izing the incorporation of common
earner companies was nassed.
In the House, most of the time was spent
in discussing; me resolutions ouereu Dy tne
Republicans, declaring their confidence in
Hayes's election, yet their willingness to
acquiesce in any decision constitutionally
reached, and Mr. Norton's amendment,
wmcu was simply the resolutions adopted
by the 8th of January Convention. Speeches
were earnest on both sides. The Repub
lican resolutions were advocated by Messrs.
iienoway, uaizell and Duncan, and opposed
by Messrs. Norton, Schebel, Brunner and
Neal. The final vote stood: For Repub
lican resolutions, sixty-one nays: twenty-
In the Senate, January 11. Mr. Curtis in
troduced bills to increase - the capacity for
manufacturing gas at the Ohio Penitentiary,
and to punish officials for accepting money
aa a conaiuerauon xor compounding lelonies.
Mr. Monaban offered a resolution providing
lor the appointment ol a special committee
to inquire into the cause for strikes among
coal miners. Referred. Mr. Monaban offered
a resolution requesting our Senators and
representatives m congress, to use their
best endeavors to agree upon a plan for
counting the Elctoral vote, which, by its
reasonableness aial justice will commend
lUell to tne judgment of the people, and
command their acquiesseuce in the result
at the present time, and as a precedent for the
future. Referred. W. A. Wheeler, Republican
candidate for Vice-President, was introduced
to the senate In the House, Mr. Con
verse offered a resolution inviting Mr.
Wheeler to visit the House, which was
adopted, aud Messrs. Converse. Hitchcock.
Hodge, rluberic, and Burnett were appointed
a committee. They soon appeared with Mr.
Wheeler, and he was introduced to the
House. Mr. Bard's resolutions for an ad
journment from Friday. li);b, until the fol
lowing Tuesday, and on every third Friday
tnereaiter, was tan en np and passed.
In the Senate, January 12. Mr. Bates in
troductd a bill ammendmg the Crimii
Code to as to increase the penalty for bur
glsrly and rape. It makes the maximum
term ol imprisonment twenty years instead
oi ten as now in the House Mr,
converse presented the memo
rial of Joseph Bonner, late of the firm of
Bonner & Field, contractors for work on the
Ohio Institution for the Blind, praying for
relief in the snm ef $12, 350'. 30 for extra cost
of materia). Referred to Committee on
Both Houses adjourned to Tuesday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock.
Gold Mining Destroying the California
At the meeting of the Eoyal Physical
Society at ' Edinburgh, in a note on the
"shoaling" of the California rivers,
communicated by Mr. Trowbridge,
was stated that gold mining operations
were completely changing the physical
features of California, and especially
since the diggers had taken to what was
described as " hydraulic mining." If
hill was to be attacked, strong' jets
water are applied to the base, and under
the influence of this powerful disinte
grating agent tbe whole mass soon
crumbles away. Accidents are of fre
quent occurrence from avalanches, but
if a miner does happen to get buried
the water is applied to wash him out.
The effect of this system of mining
the rivers has been most marked ; clear
and limpid at one time, they now run
foul and turbid, and so great is
quantity of earth carried down in sus
pension that old pilots declare that
the lower reaches of the Sacramento
bottom is twenty-five feet higher than
was twenty years ago. Sacramento Bay
is also getting silted up, The larger
steamers have already been withdrawn
from the river, and it is calculated that
if the " shoaling " goes on at the same
rate as at present, and if dredging ia
resorted to, the Sacramento will become
unnavigable in ten years.
Pokplasd (Me.) Adveriiteri The star
fish is causing much loss to the Long
Island oystermen. The starfish stir
mud upon the oysters and stifle them.
Immense quantities of shells have been
taken up, which were either empty,
partially so. The losses this season from
this cause are estimated at $100,000.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
f m.p m.
I inches. ..
I inches . . .
a oolnmn. .
$9 oota oota oo
rx ooiso oo
is oia oi
Bnainess cards of frraUnMorleaa,t3yraiunm.
Local notices 10 cents par Un each. raserUon.
Simple annonneemenu of marriages and deaths,
and church and benevolent sod sty notices inserted
free. Any additions to obituary notices will to
ohaxged S cents per line.
reran max be handed in aa early m Tnls
acrning to insure loaeruon tne same wee.
oommimtoaiuws Dpon aabjeosa of
Where are yon going so fast, old man T
Where are you going to fast t '
There's a Talley to cross ana a rlrer to ford,
There's a clasp oi the hand and a parting word, T
And a tremolo us atgh lor tha past, old man ;
The beautiful, vanished past. - "
The read has been ragged and rough, old man; '
To your feet it's ragged and rough ;
Bat yon sea a dear being with ganUe ayes ' I
Has shared your labor and sacrifice.
Ah t that has been sunshine enough, oie man ; '
For you and me, sunshine enough. . -. " j
How long since yon passed o'er (ha bill, old man,' i
Of lifer o'er the top of the hill r
Were there beautiful rales on tha other side f - -.
Were there flowers and trees, with their branches
To shot off the heat of the son, old man; .
The heat of the lerrid sun r
And how did you cross the wares, old man t
Of sorrow ; the fearful wares T
Did yon lay your dear treasures by, one by one.
With an aching heart, and " Ood's will oe done," .
TJoder the wayside dost, old man ;
- In the gran 'neath the wayside duet f -
Kere ia sorrow and labor for all, old man ; '
Alasl there la sorrow for all;
And you, peradTenture, hare had your snare,
For eighty long winters have whitened your hair,
And they're whitened your heart aa wen, old
Thank God, your heart as wen.
You're now at the foot of the hill, old man; '"
At laat at the foot of the hill. ' I
The sun has gone down in golden glow, . ,
ana tne nearemy cuy uesjun oeiow,
Go through the pearly gate, oM man-
Tie beautiful pearly gate.
PENCIL AND SCISSORS.
Faithfulness and sincerity are the
Fobttjhe gives to many too much, but
to none enough. .: ' ' t
Wrr is the boomerang that strikes and
graciously returns to the hand.' Sarcasm
is the envenomed shaft that sticks to the'
victim's heart, - ... - t
Senijca was a philosopher, who argued ,
that patience is a great quality in men,
But Seneca never had a cartful of coal
suddenly dumped on his feet. - - -
Every town in the United states of
le thousand inhabitants is having r
theater panic; and if it hasn't any
theater it goes crazy over, the exits to '
the churches, school-houses, barns, wood-1
houses, and horse-sheds. - '. 5
One brief, eventful week ago he stood
in the office of a Cincinnati editor and '
got as far as to say, " When I was at the
. . .. ,, 1 L
Centennial. To-aay tne snow lies aoouu
two feet deep upon his humble grave
outside the city, and there has been no.'
coroner's inquest. . ' ' -
St. Louis Republican : Mrs. t inch, a
Chicago peetess, wants to know, "What
are the wild winds bringing!" That de"
pends. If she lives on the west side and
the wild winds " are in tne easi, mey
ate bringing her an odor from the
Chicago Biver which she cancnt with a
Nobwich Bulletin: The Some Journal
objects to the wearing of diamonds when
traveling because it is vulgar. is a
position which we assumed years ago, and
we are glad to say that no one conneciea
with this paper has ever been guilty of
such vulgarity. We have occasionally
taken a ride with a lawyer, but there are
some depths to which we cannot sink, i
THE FBICB Ol? ruusuaa, . j -Upon
the rallej'e lap
The liberal morning throws
A thousand drops of dew, -
To wake a single rose. -
Thus often, tn the course
Of life's lew fleeting yean, i
A single pleasure costa ---., T ;
The soul thousand tears.
, W.C BrymU
In a letter to his friends at home, an.
intelligent foreigner states that "when a
great man dies in the United States, the
first thing done is to propose' a' fine,
statue in hU honor ; next, to raise part of
the necessary money ; next, to forget to
order any statue; and, last, to wonaer
what became of the money. J.ne re-,
mark shows close observation and clear
judgment. ; ,
' A VEBY ragged 010 lenow, an grwucu .
and weather beaten, burst in upon a'
family at Omaha, the other day. The
woman of the house fainted and her sons
pitched into the supposed tramp until he
yelled out, "Let up, boys, I'm your
father from the Black Hills 1" They
took another look and recognized him.
The old man had no gold dust, but
proudly displayed a bullet-hole through
A quail in Paris has been kept for
two years in a cage with other quaila des
tined for the market Whenever a cus
tomer appears the quail spoken of
perches on one legand frizzles himself up
into a fluffy ball, which is a sign of ill
ness in quails. The customer looks at
him with disgust and says, "No, not
that ouail, the bird is sick ;" and so thut
ingenious volatile lives on in peace and,
comfort, while his companions depart
one by one to their allotted toasis. f
"In case of nightmare do noi uuw
briDg a light, or going near, cau uu
loudly to the sleeper, but bite his heel or
his big toe and gently mier m uau..
Also spH in his face and give him some
ginger tea to drink; he will then come
round. Or blow into the patient's ears
through email tubes, pull out fourteen
hairs from his head, make them into a
twist and thrust them into nis noae. is
seems necessary to explain that tbi
remedy for nightmare is from onma. .j
Helena (Montana) Herald: Dr.
Holmes recently removed a tumor from
the left side of Mr. B. F. Herrin of the"
size of an ordinary apple. While the.
operation .was being, performed, Mr
Herrin was reading the news in a daily,
paper and was not aware that the knife
was being used until the tumor was placed
on the table before him. The method of
destroying sensibility was this: The dec-t
tor took a ball of snow, added to it a.
tablespoonful ef table-ealt, and applied
this freezing mixture to the tumor until
the surface was white. -When the knife;
was used the tumor was insensible. :
Maw is des:gned for an active being,?
and his spirit, ever restless, if not em
ployed upon worthy and diguified 9b-;
jecto, will often rather engage in mean
and low pursuite, than suffer the tedious
and listless feelings connected with indo-
lence; and knowledge is no less necessary'
in strengthening the mind, than in pro
serving the purity of the affections and
the heart. -