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THE BEDJJLODD CHIEF.
A. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
THE SCIlOOL-JLUur.? STORY.
A Jro-ty t-liii: was in the air
Hon plainly I remember
li-.o bright aiitutnnal fins hail paled.
v.. litre and there an ember;
iiH ky looked hard, tin- hill; were bare.
Anil nu-re were tokens even-where
- nat it liu.1 come November.
I locked the ti-ne-worn school-housedoor.
T he vil :!zc -at of learnm?.
V7"V ,! e Ml'th. wo l trodden path
3I v homoward fooU-tcps turning;
31 y bean ii troubled ijue-tion bore.
And m my mind, as o:t before,
A vex ins1 thought was burning-.
- Why is it up hill nil the way:-"
Thus ran my meditations:
J he lesins , had gone wrong that day.
And I had lo-t my patience.
Is there n way to molten care.
And :rak.- it i-mk-r to ln;ar
MfoV -orrow.- a:ul vexations?"
Across m v pathway, through thc wood.
I A fa !-n tree was l Uisi
On tlii- there pat two little girls.
Ami on ot them wa- erving.
I hear her sob: "And iri could,
1 d jret my lessons uwful pood.
lint whuff, the use ol trying?"
And then the little hooded head
Mink on the other's hntildcr.
he lsttle weeper sought the arms
J hat o; ened to in J old her.
Acain-t 'hi-young heart, kind and true,
Mil- not-t e.l el.,sr. and neither knew
J hat 1 v.asa beholder.
And then T heard ah: ne'er was known
Mich judgment without malice.
?.ir iieen!ier council ei er heanl
In si-na'c, hou-e or palae!
" I should have laile 1 there. I am sure:
Don't U discouraged: try once more.
And 1 will help you, Alice."
- And 1 will help you." This is how
To -often care ami grieving:
Life i- mad-easier to boar
ISy helping and by givinc
Here was the answer I had sought.
And I, the li-acher. being taught
The-ecitit ot true living.
If "1 1. 1 I he p vou" were thr rulo.
How changed beyond all measure
IiH' would I eeome: Kach heavy load
Would be a golden treure:
1'ain and vc..tion I o forsrot;
Hope woul i j-r va'l i-i every lot.
And Hie !winly plca-ure.
XADE Oil MABBED.
y JKSIE FOTIIKHCII.T.,
AvUior of "One ' Thrrr." Trtitfit on," "TAg
riiAiTni: iv. roN-TiNcr.n.
Hi -tnule tloun the -tree! with his
object In iev, and gradually gained on
n figure ii' knew iho figure of one of
the girl- Grace had been talking about
the girl from next door, who went to
the II jrh School. To-day she was
drc rd in :t long gray ulster cloak.
1'liil.p becked his pace". He found an
unaemniii.tble pleasure in walking be
hind hir a- Mie stepped qtfckly for
ward, her garments well rai-ed from
tin ground, ami displaying what seemed
to Philip the cry neav-t and most com
pact pair of rough-weather" boots he
had ever -ecu. together wi'li the merest
-uspkion of a da'nty ankie, which
mati hed The re-t of her llsxim figure.
She was walking cry rapidly, when a
book .-lipped from under her arm and
fell to the ground, while she uncon
sciously pir-ued her way, the suimd of
the fall .-eing drowned by the rattle of
a parsing earl.
Philip stooped, picked up the book,
and ent mpiated It with a strange sen
sation of plea.-ure. It was, indeed,
more of a 'find" than might have been
epe;-tcd. for it was one of her lesson
book-: and at a school where over three
hundred girls da'Iy as-embled. it is nat
ural and necs nrytlrit each one should
have her name legibly inscrbed on her
property. YV1 a 1'hilip saw. therefore,
on ph-kmg uj) the book, was a small
volume covered with shiny black calico
or linen, on wi eh was pasted a white
label, with rkford II gli School for
Girl-" j rine-1 on it, anil below, the fol
lowing ins: jst on: "Name. Mabcllc
Kaina: nurnb-r of form, upper fifth.
This w.i- no" a 1. Above the wiiite la
belasav."d yellow one. on which
was ittecrbed. in red letters. "Poison.
It was such a iabc! as chemists put
upon litti bottle- containing dangerous
i'jui'p .ias-ey. waiKing quickly on
ward, oon ma.-tcred each and all of
the.-e details, and implanted the name
Ma' elle Fairfax, which was certainly
-cay enough to remember, firmly on his
mind. Then, with a few long strides,
he overtook the girl, and raising his hat,
-Pardon me. but you have just
dropped thi.- book.
"Oh," said .-he, coming toa full stop,
and, in strictly feminine fashion, search
ing through the books she held, in or
" der to make sure that the one he held
out to her was not amongst them, "so I
have! I am much obliged to you. I
was in -itch a hurry thus morning that I
had no time to -trap them up."
She held her hand out for it, but
Philip, remarking: "It is quite wet and
dirty with having fallen on the pave
ment.' drew torth his handkerchief and
Oh,' said jlabelle Fairfax, smiling,
what a pitv to spoil vour handker
chief." -Not at all. If you are going to
"Yes. I am."
Perhaps you will allow me to carry
your books lor you; I am going as far
as Carlton Koad."
"You are very kind. I don't like to
trouble you," .said she: and Philip.
-in'.J'ug. took her bundle ot books, and
they walked side by side to Carlton
"May I ask why you label your
French Grammar 'Poison?' ' he inquired
The girl laughed.
"It wa- not I who did it,' said she,
"but one of the other girls. Her French
verbs seemed to afflict her very much,
and she said they were worse than
poison. I don't know where she got
the labels. I'm sun-, but she appears to
re o'ce in 'hem very much more than
if 'he had m:istcred the verbs, without
calling them poison.""
She laughed again, and Philip noticed
in her voice and speech the same refine
ment as 'ha' which had struck him in
hersSst-r; while in her manner there
was 'i distinct .on. a pousn and a per-
feel absence of a-Tectation, a fresh giri-i-hwess.
which were charming.
"Then you don't think so badly of
French verbs yourselt?' he said.
"1 - -20. 1 think the French they give
us here is baby French. I can do all the
lessons we have except the arithmetic."
'You find the arithmetic pretty stiff?
"I find it impossible to bend'it at all
so as to suit nryweak intellect. Those
dreadful sums" about express trains
starting off at so many miles an hour,
and other ones having to go after them
and overtake them in a given time.
'Those arc simple enough. Perhaps
you are not fond of arithmetic"
"I am utterly without the capacity to
do it," said Mabel'.e, resignedly. ""But
Angela says 1 must stuily that more
man anything else if 1 want to get my
certificate. and I suppose I must man-
age that, whatever happens."
"Angela," repeated Philip, pro
nouncing the name lingeringly, for tho
sake of uttering it, Angela and Ma
belle Fairfax. It was no' frkford name,
any more than they (he was quite cer
tain) .were lrkfordpeople.
" Sy sister. I mean. You are the
gentleman who lives next door to us.
And is that lady your si?ter the one
with the dark "eyes, who is so hand
some?' " Ye, that i my sister Grace,"
said Philip, .-ecretly feeling extremely
gratified tJ:at he and Grace had been
objects of notice and speculation to at
least one Miss Fairfax possibly to the
" 1 thought she was. Sometimes she
goes to college at the same time that I
go to -chool. Oh!' continued Mabellc,
as they caught sight of an omnibus,
which Philip m-ide no attempt to take,
" how I .should like to ride on the top
of an omnibus'.'
"Would you? You can not think it
is a'plea-aut mode of conveyance.'
' I suppose not. But I have never
even been inside one." (This admis
sion spoke volumes to Philip.) "An
gela thinks they are dreadful, but she
is obliged to ro in them sometimes,
when her pupils .live quite out of
" Pupils?' echoed Philip, iutcrrog
at.vely. " Yes. She teaches music to a great
many girls at th" High School, and
she lias other pupils out of town. Jt is
when --he goes to them that she has to
ride in tho omnibus.
"I m'p.' -aid Philip, jjreativ th'sirinir
to ask several questions, but feeling, i
with instinctive delicacy, that to do so j
would b. to take a mean advantage
of her. She had I et rayed the fact that
tliey w ere poor. lie womu have given
much to know if they had always been so.
"Is it your sister whom 1 have often
heard playing anil singing?' he in
quired, venturing on that question as a
"Yes. Dees she not play wvll, and
sing, ton? Only she says that giving
lessons is enough to take all the music
I out of OIK
I don't know: I think if
one has mcsSc
drive it out.'
in one, nothing will
They had now got into Carlton Koad.
and ju.-t as Philip was wondering how
many school-girls were in the habit of
having such thoughts, and so express
ing them, she turned to him. saying:
"Thank you for earn ing ray books,
but I will not trouble you any longer."
He put them into her hand, feeling
that though he was a stalwart young
man of six-and twenty, and she a little
fcchool-girl of some iifteen or sixteen
rears, he had received his dismissal in
a most decided shape. Mabellc, with j
a gracious smile anil a digmhed vet
cordial little bow, wished him srood-
morning and continued her way to
I He watched her until she had disap-
I peared within its gates, and then he
lianed a hansom, ami while he drove to
town he sat staring at his wet nm
biella. wondering and conjecturing
mightily as to the past, present and
future of his neighbors.
"Angela Fairfax!" he repeated to
himselr. "And .-he gave music lessons,
and he has that little darling of a sis
ter What a sweet, bright," dignified
little lady she is! Such a lady, too!"
thought Philip, raising his eyebrows.
"By George! She 111111 be a contrast
to some of her school-fellows!"'
Lost in reflections upon this subject,
he arrived at the office.
" There br angels, and some be of liirht, and
si.nie be of darkness."
"Come, Philip, aren't you ready?"
It was the voice of Grace whichbroke
in upon his reverie one evening early in
June, and suddenly rousing himself 'and
looking up. he beheld his sister in a be
coming gown of gray, with crimson
knots scattered about it; she was draw
ing on a pair of gloves, and was evi
dently armed for conquest.
" Ready? What's the matter? Where
are you going?" he asked, -tarting, as
he closed the book over wh'ch he ap
peared to have been dreaming.
"What a memory you have! Or
rather, what a memory you want!
Have you forgotten that 'there is a sort
of party at the Berghauses' this Satur
day evening, and we promised a week
ago to be there? There will be dancing,
too; and I do love dancing. Therefore
Philip roused himself and got ready
as rapidly as might be, less because he
wished to go than because he would not
disappoint the fresh and exuectant
Grace, whose appetite for dances anil
festivit'es of every description was still
on the increase, and, as Philip saw, still
very far from being surfeited. When
he was ready they "went out. found a
cab at the corner of the street, and
drove to Carlton Grove
The so-called "carpet-dances." or
" Saturday dances," at that house were
very pleasant affairs, and justly cele
brated throughout the whole circle of
thc Berghauses' friends and acquaint
ance. "Carpet-dance" was a mis
nomer; no invitations were sent out. but
it was a generally understood thing that
on Saturday evenings throughout the
year the house was open to all friends
who chose to come to it: and if suffi
cient guests arrived there was dancing,
not on a carpet, but in a large room
built as a billiard-room, but which the
B'jrghaup family had from time im me
morial given up to the more social en
tertainment. Thekla Uerghaus held
strong views on the subject of billiards,
which she considered very appropriate
In a bachelor establishment, or in one
where there were many men: but where
the womankind predominate d, to be
eschewed, as unfair "and t3rannical tn
them and their interests.
It makes brothers horridly selfish,"
she was wont to say. "They go shot
ting themselves up" with their elaret and
cigars, and are always asking what
they call a fellow or two' to spend the
evening; but it is to spend it with them
behind the billiard-room doors, while
we languish in the drawing-room with
novels and fanevwork."'
Hermann, being of a peaceful dispo -
; sition, had never quarreled with this
arrangement, and assuredly the friends
who came to those Saturday o.ven'ngs
were not disposed to do so.
Some twelve or fourteen guests were
already assembled when Philip and his
sister arrived, and the dancinjr had be-
i gun. Grace was quickh engaged, and
was soon blissiully lost in the mazes of
a walu: while Fliilip stood by the door.
no other ladv disenjraired, and
feelinjr, for some
reason, averse to
Thekla IJerghaus came up to him,
looking "as fresh as morn, as fair as
May," in her clear white dress, blue
ribbons and shining hair.
"Miss Berghaus! I thought you were
"Xo, I have been settling the elders
and some friends of their own age to a
rubber. Hesides," added Thekla, mag
nanimously, i' I make it a rule, as the
eldest girl," never to begin dancing the
first thing. I think it is due to my
guests to see them fairly started."
"Most laudable! But, as everv ladv
but yourself is dancing already, don't
4l-1 1.1 T .
you tiiinK you count rive me lust the
end of this waltz?"
"3No, Mr. Massey. I do not,'
Thekla, composedly, as she sat
and pointed to a chair at her side,
"lou don t usually condescend, to act
a part, but vou are doing so when you
ask nic to dance with vou now
don't want to dun-e in the least."
"Ah. my dear Miss Berghaus, don't
you think it would be rather terrible if
every one at a dauee "
Were to come forward with such
quibbling objections as those I have
just rai-ed? Of coure, it would be
dreadful! But I always fancied that to
you I could speak "more plainly. I
thought you did not like shams."
- 1 do not." said Philip, earnestly,
iml I was only jesting when I spoke
so. lou have been such a goon friend
to me. Miss Berghaus, and you are so
good to Grace "
"Oh, nonsense! 1 like ("race so
much; and :is for being good to her it
' is not the right expres-ion; she hardly
requires people to ue good to ner.
How handsome she looks to-night!"
The danco was over. Philip offered
Thekla his arm, and Miggested they
should take a turn in the garden.
"Oh. with pleasure,' said she, as
they came out into the square hall.
"By the way, Mr. Massey. tw friends
of mine are coming to-night w'th whom
1 1 want to make Grace acquainted, tor
tiiey nvo next dot r to 3011. and tliey aro
1 oil, there they are!'
She withdrew her hand from his arm.
and .went t.) meet two figures descend
ing the stair-case. Philip "too J bel w
in the hall and watched. Th figures
were tall and slight. ne dark and
one fair. As they came down-stairs
and st"od speakinr to Thekla. th"
young man almost rubbed lis eyes in
astonishment aud doubt. Could it
was ityes, that was most certainly the
br ght 1 air and sweet lace i.f Mabclle
Fairfax, and that other his eyes Ucw
quickly toward her yes. he instantly
recognized the strange and beautiful
face: the pale, creamy-white complex
ion; the long, velvet soft, almond-
shaped eyes, with their fringe of curved
lashes; the low, white forehead, with 1
the dusky hairrippl.ngin natural waves
across it. How beautiful she was! In
stead of moving, he stood roc ted in his
place, watching them with a grave,
earnest intentness. They did not ap
pear to see him: Thekla was talking
' S'n rl
ilvou have come! I began
to think vou were
going to fail us, and
I should have been so disappointed, be
cause Miss Massey is here. :.nd "
Philip, still looking at the group of
girls, encountered most distinctly at
this moment a slow, seemingly casual
glance from the beautiful eye's before
spoken of. Heavens! he thought, what
ecs they were! That look set hi- heart
beating, and all he was conscious of
was the eager hope that Thekla would
remember that ("race had a brother
and introduce h:m. Thekla did so at
"Miss Massey, you know, of whom I
spoke to you: she lives next door to
yon, with her brother, anil is a jrat
friend of mine." (Three days' ac
quaintance with a congenial spirit suf
ficed to turn any of Thekla's favorites
into a ijrcat friend.) "And I want you
to know her. Meanwhile, let me intro
duce her brother."
Thc whole trio turned, and another of
those slow, fascinating regards was be
stowed upon Philip.
" Mr. Massey, Miss Fairfax, Miss Ma
bellc Fairfax, old friends of ours, who
have iust come to live in Irkford.'
Philip bowed profoundly, slowly, pro
longing the salutation in part because
he suddenly felt himself tongue-tied.
Mabellc said nothing, but l.er cheek
dimpled, and there was a smile in her
eyes. Miss Fairfax did speak, saying:
" I have seen, both Mr. Massey and
his sister "o past our lodgings several
"Well, let us go and find his sister,"
said Thekla. "Shall we go into the
drawing-room, or oh, Mrs. Lee!"
She advanced to receive a batch of
fresh arrivals, and Philip found himself
alone with the Misses Fairfax.
"Have you lost an- more books since
I last saw' j-ou?" was thc only thing
Philip could think of as an opening re
mark "1, no!" said Mabellc, laughing. "It
was Mr. Massey, Angela, who carried
my books for me that day don't you
i4I think " began Angela, when
Louise, the younge-t daughter of the
house of Brghaus came " rushing m
and claimed Ma1 elle with much jub'lii
tiou as her own. They vanished, and
Thekla was still receiving new arrivals.
"Shall I take you into the drawing
room?" asked Philip, offering his arm
to Miss Fairfax.
A smile, melancholy, Lut very sweet,
crossed her face, as "she said, raising
her eyes in an appealing manner which
led one to think "ilow beautiful!' and
"Thanks, if you do not mind."
The answ.T, 'after the appealing look,
might have struck a cavalier as sotot
what tame, but Philip onh saw th.-
magic of her eyes, and heard the pa
thetic softness of her voice.
They went into the drawing-room,
which was half full of people.
"Do vou know anv one here?" asked
Not a creature, except the Benr-
! hauses. I am a perfect stranger in Irk
"And what do you think of it?" he
They were seated now on a s.ettee in a
corner. Miss Fairfax shook her head,
with the same melancholy, bewildering
smile, and raisetl hen eyes again slowly
as she said, with a sigh:
"I do not like it. I must try to get
accustomed to it, as it will most likely
be my home for the rest of my life, and
1 have heard that it is not wise to quar
rel with one's bread and butter or even
with one's dry crusts,' he added in an
"The rest of your life?" echoed
Philip, immed ately deciding that she
was engaged to sonic fellow whose busi
ness was at Irkford.
Why had he uot thought before ol
such an obvious possibility?
"Yes; the rest of my Hie. After mis
fortune such as I have gone through,
the merest shelter seems like a palace,
and one clings to it. and fears to lose it."
Philip looked at her with respectful
sympathy on hearing the.-e mystic
, words, his curiosity, his admiration and
! .? .if . A II- .
i commiseration all on lire, lie was
quite unconscious that he was irazinir at
; Miss Fairfax in a manner more intent
, and prolonged than is usually thought
i desirable upon a ten minutes acquaint-
j ance. But how was it possible to help
, it, with the tone? of that sweet and
melancholy voice echoing in his ears
I with that beautiful, pale face, those
mysterious, dreamy eye-, and that pen
sive, low white forehead constantly
j turned toward him? Her voice, her
.looks, her very proximity eercised a
I strange, sudden, subtle fascination over
1 him. more like intoxication more like
the effects of some potent drug--than
j like the gradual drawing into intimacy,
j friendship or love with so.ne ordinary,
' mortal wbm-in.
uWhatever may have happened in the
pat, J am sure yon are not doomed to
live in Irkford all your life.' he .-ait!.
though half an hour ago "doomed"
would not have occurred to him as the
most appropriate word with which to
describe a resdence in Irkford.
Again the strange, melancholy smile,
slow shake of thehead, and raising cf
" It does not bear talking about."
said she. "Have thev been dancing
""Only one dance. I think. May I j
hope for the idea ure of a dance. Miss '
Fairfax, if vou are not engaged?'"
ran;:i, 11 uu aic iiwl i::iSa"uii7
I engaged! Who would be likelv
to engage me?'
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"-vny one miio goL ine cuauce, 1
should Hinnosc, said i'hilip. stoutly.
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" But may I? I hope vou like dancing?'
. " "-"-eure. l iw.-.wo no 7-
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i iiL.i jtj.i x u.iti; Liu iji-ii twins-..
" iui picasurr, repeaieu.niss rs r-
fa. with melancholy sweetnes-, a- her
eyes wandered through the room. "Do
yon know any of the people here?" she
" Yes: most of them, either personal
ly or by name."
"Then tell me who is that man. with
the roundish face, and hair just begin
ning to turn gray, who is staud'ng at
the other side of thc
room looking at
' Philip looked, not particularly anx
ious to observe any one or anything but
to be conti'nued.
Adoration of Money.
The poor, honest man sees his richer
brother courted and petted b- every
body, while he is unnoticed. Therefore
he resorts to low, petty means to ob
tain wealth. The wealth" ac mired, no-
I body cares how, every one suddenly re
members h m and makes Inm the grand
est of bows, while some, bolder, come
up to him, press his hand in the warm
est friendship and beg him to come and
visit them he really must not be so
strange. I should not be surprised,
should his wealth be great, that, accord
ing to Gliiue.se custom, thev claim
cousinship with him simply because
they were born in the same place. But .
should thc reverse happen to 5-011. that'j
is. 3-0U are rich to-day but suddenlylose ,
all vou possess oeoole seiuuir vou in
thc street have only time to nod to vou: I
business is so pressing they really have
no time to stop and shake hands, sti 1
less to speak to you. This business
grows -o important that tho next time j
they do not see you. their minds are so
occupied. And. of course, after
that vou are entirely fore-otten.
But what can you expect of strangers
when relative's turn their back I
upon you? I heard once a wealthy Senate, and definite issues for the peo
aunt, when asked why she did not J Pe o consider will thus be made. It
vis't her niece, who had a large family may as well be said that this is just
and was in middling circumstances, what the Republicans desire. They be
answer: "Well, you see, if I visit her b'eve their course has been wise and
we will become necessaiily intimate, I right, and want the people to de
and if she were in need 1 could not do 1 c""e between them and those who
otherwise than help her. So I think it
is -best to ctay away." There's a pro-
lounti pmiosopny lor you
Do not think "this fa'sitv is alone an-
plicablo to .women, but; to men, also. '
And it such a trait lowers women in the
estimation of the righteous, how much
more despicable is it in the lords of
creation. And the children brought up
in this perfidious atmosphere, what kind
of men will they make? What can we
expect of the coming generation? For
truly, as Joubert says, children have
more need of models than of critics.
But all are not hypocrites Many have
this for theirniotto:
.Vo sdu ation: 'tis the death or virtue:
Who Hatters i of all mankind the lowest,
t-nve. bo who courts theliattcry."
Others still are too frank. And in
closing I would recall to their minds
what Tally rand says: "There are
many vices which do not deprive us of
fr.ends: there are many virtues which
prevent us having any." Now. too
much frankness is one of these virtues.
Suit Francixco Ernminer.
If your wife faints do not spoil her
ure-s 1 iv uas'img a pircner 01 wa r
over her. Loudly kiss thc back of your
hand. Sha will immediately revive and
want to know whom you were kissing.
Do not tell her and she will not fainl
TRE BAND OF LINCOLN:
Look on this cost, and know the hand
That bore a Nation in its hold;
Frcm this mute witness understand
What Lincoln was how large of mold
Tho man whospedthewoodmnn'stcam.
And deepest sunk tnen'.owman's share.
And pushed tho la Ion raft astreani.
Ol" fat i before him unaware.
This was the hand that knew to swinjr
The ux since thus would Freedom train
Her son and made the lorest rinir.
And drove the wedge, and toiled amain.
Firm hand, that loftier office took,
A conscious leader's will obeyed.
And, when men sought his wonl and look.
With bteudrast might the gathering
No courier's toyinsr with n 6 word.
No minstrel's. laid across a lute;
A chiefs, uplifted to thetiom
When all the king's of earth were mute!
The hand of Annk. sinewed strong.
The angers that on greatness clutch;
Yet. lo! the marks their lines along
Of one who strove and suflcrcd much.
For here in mottled cora and vein
I trace the varying chart of years:
I know the troubled heart, the straiu,
The weight of Atlas and the tears.
Again I see the ptitfent brow
That palm ercu lulu u as wont to press:
And now 'ti furrowed deep, and now
Made smooth with hope and tenderness.
For something of a formless graco
This molded outline playsabout;
A pitying finme. beyond our traie.
Breathes like a spirit, in and out
Tho love that cast an aureole
itound one who, longer to endure.
Called mirth to ease his ceaseless dole.
Yet kept his nobler purpose sure.
Lo. a I gaze, the statured man.
Built up irom yon largo hand, appears:
A type thnt'Nnturc wills to pl.in
But on co in all a peoplo's years.
What better than this voicevss east
To tell of such a one a hn.
Since through its living -r.iblance pnssed
The thought that bade . rate be tree!
Fttmuiul Clarence. Stedman, in ..V. 1. Iwlc
Vtndcni. With Its Mask Off.
If is said at Washington that Demo
cratic eyes begin to open. "We have
elected a Speaker," said one Southern
Democrat, "but we have lost the Presi
dency." But that is a narrow view of
the matter. Out of power for a time,
the Democratic party had labored to
make people forget its nature and pur
pose. In the election of a Speaker it
was compelled to show something of it
self. The leal difficulty is that the
party is offensive to a majority of the
people, no matter which phase of itself
it presents. Whatever it did was cer
tain to remind men of much that the
party would gladly have had forgotten.
To prefer Kandallism was to bring to
mind a long career of hollow professions
and false promises, of trickery and
evasion on questions of vital impor
tance. Tho choice of Mr. Carlisle dis
closed the South in full control, with
its sleepless sectionalism, its unchanged
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Southern face and a Northern mask,
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the utter insincerity of professions
1 made to please Northern voters. To
vvear thc ,nast
again would have been
disgusting; to take it off was
Bu? tho Wy --""I -odo or
party had to do one or the
Having chosen the more candid
course, the Democratic party can gain
nothing now by dallying. In'evcry part
of the eountry the election of Mr. Car-
lisle was hailed by those who want a
1 radical reconstruction of the tariff. If
! the party does nothing, with him as
1 Speaker" it will justify these people in
. declaring it ineapable'or insincere. It
1 can hardly afford to offend them, as it
I has already offended the friends of the
i present tariff. Nor can it afford to give
business men new reason lor believing
that it is not competent for the details
of legislative duty. That reproach has
cost the Democrats very much already:
they can judge what chance they would
have in commercial or manufacturing
regions, if, after months of anxiety and
apprehension, and consequent embar
rassment of industries, they should
prove unable to propose any practical
modification of the tariff. If that is to
be the end, it would have been infinite
ly wiser and safer for them to elect Mr.
ftandall and cork up the whole question
for two years more. By electing Mr.
Carlisle, they have declared their in
tention to do something; now it re
mains to sec whether they have the ca
pacity even to propose anything.
llie same ditliculty arises with regard
to other questions. The Democrats
have been berating Republicans incess
antly because the interests of the peo
ple, it is alleged, have not been regard
ed in legislation about railroads, banks,
coinage and other matters.
Mr. Carlisle has been elected because
his opinions on those subjects have
been made known by his acts and
votes. If there has been any sincerity
in these complaints of Democrats, they
will now proceed to frame measures
embodying their ideas. The Republic
ans will probably stop such measures,
"I by them regarded dangerous, in the
accuse them of
" monopoly," or
iavontism, or subserviency to corpora
tions, or disregard of popular interests.
Tliey challenge the Democratic party to
show wherein it would have change. If
it fails it will show that it is insincere or
incapable. If its members of Congress
have not the practical capacity to frame
a measure, what' will he the use of elect
ing another Democratic House? If thev
have no beliefs or purposes which they
dare to embody in practical measures
Deiore a rresiuenuai election, wnat
I reason will the people have for trusting
It is the old story. To sit on the bank
and snarl is much easier than to pull
1 the boat up stream. But this country
uoes not, want. 10 oegovernea dv a party
merely because it can snarl. It wants a
party in power that can pull the boat.
-N. 1'. Tribune.
A few weeks ago Frank Bosler, of
Carlisle, Pa.,- aged fourteen years,
smoked a pack of cigarettes in one day.
He became ill, vomitinw frequently.
,an(".i:is died frora nicotine poisoning.
A coon club In New Hampshire,
aner naving Deen organizea ten years,
has recently captured it3 first coon.
Reason of the Solid South.
The Southern Democrats are getting'
impatient. Some of them can't wait.
The smallest prospect of a restoration
j of the old Southern regime holds out to
them the promise ot ricn rewards lor
their constancy these many years in
keeping the South solidly together by
means of fraud and violence. They
have sacrificed in the meantime such
proportion of the political loaves and
lishes as they might have acquired by
dividing into'parties in the South as in
the North. They have been lying in
wait for bigger game. It is not the of
fices, and patronage, and the perquis
ites alone they demand. They want
restitution. "VVar was waged upon
,them. They lost their slaves. Theii
.houses, aud crops, and business were
destroyed. They claim reimbursement
for these losses. This is what they ex
pect from Democratic victory, and thev
will be satisfied with nothing else.
If these statements were made a
cathedra they might furnish warrant
for the charge of needlessly raising the
"bloody shirt. The effort will be
made "again, as it has been made
so often in the past, to gain sympa
tlry on the ground of misrepresenta
tion aud persecution. But, as a matter
of fact, the South itself furnishes the
evidence of its intentions. It was
but a few weeks ago that the project
for going before the Court of Claims to
demand paj-ment for liberated slaves
was started 'in Texas. Payment was to
be demanded on the broad grounds that
Texas slaves were protected by thc arti
cles of annexation. The idea spread
like a contagion. Jn Georgia the doc
trine is set up that slavery was nevei
legally abolished, and that the masteri
are entitled to compensation for everj
negro emancipated. This has receiveo
the indorsement of a prominent mem
ber of the State Legislature of Georgia
who is also a candidate for Congress
in the Eighth District named H. H.
Carlton, of Athens. Ga. That he is nol
a harebrained, reckless fellow, is suffi
ciently proved by the circumstance
that the Augn'ta" Constitutionalist, s
journal of high standing, which is dis
posed to conceal rathertnan to ventilate
the Bourbon radicalism of its section,
lends its columns to Mr. Carlton to pre
sent his case. His proposition, in brief,
is to bring about reconciliation between
the North and South by setting aside
thc surplus revenues of the Government
to pay for thc emancipated slaves. He
is going to run for Congress on this
platform. In the course of the inter
view with this gentleman printed in th
Constitutionalist occurs the following
"Jt seems to me n mot opportune time, foi
tlie Government Trca-ury is in a most health
and plethoric condition. Let the restitutio!
be made, and then reconciliation, true anc
genuine, will be spi'edy and complete!"
"You really, then, think there is a chance tc
get nay for oar slaves'-"
"O yes. I do. This returning sense of justic
is inevitable if wo c.mtiuuc as a Union, tindei
the same Constitution and same Government
The people of the North will soon see it to b
to their bo-t. interest, and to the best interesl
of the whole country, to consent to this actol
Justice on the part of the General Govern
ment. The Government is amply able to dc
so, and it is n just and legitimate direction U
give to a portion of -the large surplus now It
the public Treasury. I have long thought
this would ultimately be done, and have foi
several years advised our people to make anc
keep a register of their former slaves." "
If the proposition were put' forward
by Uncle Remus, or Qill Arp, or tht
Texas Siftings man, or any of the pro
fessional humorists of the South, it
might be enjoyed as a comical conceit
As a suggestion for disposing of the
surplus revenues of tlie Government
the proposed payment for four or fivt
millions of slaves set free as a wai
measure is very good. It is equally
funny to contend that "the direct road
to perfect reconciliation between thi
sections" is to saddle upon the tax
payers of the North a burden which
wo'nld double tho National debt in ordei
to give a bountiful gratuity to thcKebe"
ex-slaveholders of the South as a re
ward for their attempt to destroy tht
Union. This idea is a great improve
ment upon "the old tlag and an appro
priation," considered purely as a hu
morous thought But unfortunately it
is intended au sericui. Mr. Carlton is
just as much in earnest about it as the
Texas lawyer. The suggestion is re
ceived seriously by even man at the
South who formerly owned human flesh
and has been unswerving in his allegi
ance to the Democratic party. To the
Southern rebel mind it is the logical
outcome of a Democratic President and
Cabinet, a Democratic Congress, a
Democratic Court of Claims and a re
constructed Democratic Supreme Court.
What has been the use of making the
long and stubborn Bourbon fight tc
keep the South "solid" if there is be nc
tangible reward for all this fidelity?
There will be plenty of Carltons in Con
gress when the Government shall have
passed completely into the control o
the Democrats." Not a single rebo
family in the South which ever owned
slaves will be at a loss to produce theii
"register." Quick work can then be
made of the Government surplus foi
many a long year. The difference ol
opinion betwee'n those who want ,to re
duce the tariff taxes and those who want
to repeal the internal revenue taxes will
be buried. All the Southern members
will unite upon the simpler and more
expeditious method of wiping out the '
surplus by reimbursing the slave-owners t
and rewarding the Southern people for
their patriotic but ineffectual efforts to
destroy the Government Chicago Trib
une. In Logan County, Ky., John Cal
vert set a steel-trap" to catch a large
owl that was frequenting his hennery.
On going to look after his trap the next
morning he was surprised to find it
gone. A few uights afterward he was
aroused from sleep by a noise on the
house-top, and taking down his gun he
crept out to see what was .the origin of
the noise. Outlined in the moonlight,
he discovered a huge bird, which he
promptly shot Upon securing his
game, he found it to be his enemy the
owl with the missing trap clamped on
to its leg. Louisville Courier-Journal,
It seems that tho idea of construct
ing the long-thought-of canal which is
to connect the Baltic and the "North Sea
has at length assumed definite shape.
Bismarck has reconsidered his former
objections, and a bill for powers neces
sary to execute the works will be Jaid
before the Reichstag during the coming
session- The cost of making the cutting
through Holstein is estimated at between
$30,000, (JOU and $35,000,000.
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