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THE BEDJMIJD CHIEF.
A. C. HOSHEB, Pubiister.
3b Iiel's ra: In tlivCw .n ....,- t
-I :ts -"''V"- eary o! the things ot tlino
i . .Vll1 hnony. to their -sweet chime
Aim etill their tiinoVni ,.,'..
'II... ( - -------. ..wt
pealed on. until
" w tilled with ,nusie ot the. Kaster l.clls.
-.. i-i-icr wmcK were blooming
And mMt the joyous rininsr of the liells
1 catisht the low, sweet voices of
for God doth
srrant to thein a tongue to
The heart that ach-s
iu this sad world of
And -till they
murmured, till taiiic ear did
he H-vllin:r pn-ati of the happv ld!s.
-ikI I tooj-l low; that 1 iij.Vht he
The story that a simple How ret tells.
"I know that ye are bright and beautiful."
Zil envli "And your Mru-t breath doth wake
The memories of yore, and bind :i:i"w
the jrolden link-oi thought .-ele.-ne chain:
v mi- d ui-..: ti... 1 .v-1 and lo-t. mid jv-
-nl ii-.j,,. of days that were too bruriit to
Um can e srive them luick t. me ukum
One word iroin out the dead and sil-nt Past?
Ala. your whipe:
From earths cokl
but w her.-
r- are but mocker
jrraves ye have re
"The preeioiiK oae
yrti? who went to
Do 3 e of th-m vn s:n. no tiding-; l-earr"
And still wuh u-h a loving temiern"--
They pN-ail. tlmt I e.uld nor telu-e to hear:
AHl lo. -lu-- ti my -id- a I'a--ioti 1 Jit
l'rodainied, in accents vo.idrous sweet and
"I bear a sipn and messxre from that Messed
Who .-uirertnl eijrht""n liundred vear a?o;
And tluoiiirli tin- n - e-ntune- o"t linu '
. I tell the story of Jlis cro- and woe!"
And then a I.ilv fni.. iie snowy cup
Hun im.t th'j cry-tal stream -ioke, in a
Of cairn. asJitrirc love, and bade mv ln-art
Forget its irriel, and. liHk;:i ujt, rejoice.
""I bear sweet tidings from Uar 1'ather's
Ixxik mi my taee: behold. 1 am His care!
L'con His hand 1 live, lrom day to dav.
And -:otle-s rolK'5 of radiant lMiity wear."
Hull-hidden m.et- then took up the theme,
And spoke the jrracs of hutr.iiii v:
AjvI .la-m.ne-. from tiieir leaty oronal.
Tokl hi a lit- lrom mortal sorrows tree.
lenthenel, and the day was
And liinr nnir-til'.. 1 listened to the flowers.
' lir lea.-iiers, je hae brought me peate." 1
"And nvn n.e strength lor suaeriu's bitter
The mjrhi came on. and daylight ank to rest;
The etirth a- still the happv birds the
The Ka-'cr bells had hushed the.r jovotis
. Jlut liter Mowers wer bloomin;
J. 7Aie".i Coo'.-', in Cuiiiincnt
WE WEIJE SEVES.
Temple don't mean harm, they only
4lo it: and the way wc canii? to have a
Snirer in fate's ji'e was this;
To begin w tli. there were seven of
lis seven demoralized younir savages
turneil losc on a lonely larm, alonir
wiiii a stepmother who dealt out justice
very much as Irs. Squeers dealt out
treacle, and a forlorn old father who
dared not call his soul his own. He
Ava- such a big. grand fellow, such a
gentleman, wa- my father, -o genial,
-ind aceu-tomed to bein the master in
h s own hou-e (that other house where
mamma lived and d'ed) that 1 think it
must have come "stone hard" to him in
ids old age to play second liddle to our
severely proper second ma. He fell
iilong with Richmond, and when m.i
Jaad brought him captive in chains mat
rimonial to her country home his being
eonhseatcd and gathered up us ch i
ilren from the poor relations and poorer
c;.ools where mamma's death had
drifted us. -he just emptied us out in
her wilderness of pine- and waste of
sand to -cratch our way through ehild
iio.nl as iu--t plea -ed Providence and our
Weed- have one thing to be thankful
for they are not duir around, nor
sniffed at. and they keep their heads
till they grov to seed. The sun ma v
jlins: hot ki-ses to their vatrrant, up
lunii'd face-, or storms batter their
stalks to earth, but there is always that
one grand privilege that poverty gives
to her worthless children the privilege
of beinir let al jti" and it freedom
mean- happiness, then we were just as
irlr!ou!y happy as the summer days
w ere long.
We were rrcgarious little wretches,
Tiuntinir together, climbing together.
rishinir. an i lighting together, regardless
of e or ae. If John dived off the
wharl after mini oysters. the rest of the
ganr were expected to dive after mud
oysters, too. True, there were snags
lit dangerous plenty that only showed
their black, shiny laces at low tide, but
the Providence that g"C- about caring
for fools or children ordained that they
should not interfere with our sport so
far as to deprive us of our brains. If
he (meanng John again) climbed up
the brown ribs of the barn till he
v-i -t . 1 .t-. .1 i.
reacneu ne eaves aim inezi uunj; mm- t
cp!tinnllvnn the hnr.rlets rwlmi- iv
interesting voting "followers would Mlcsperate that Captain Dan never even
swarm about "the tobacco-plants curin- budded by in his fishing smack, nor
under the eaves, readv to sneeze them- turned his old mares head into our
solves off the beams and down into the road and Cousin Pill kept on being
hollow he had made. One morning s.w! l peaches-we held an' indigna
when old black Joe (no reference to the . tlon meeting n the back piazza and
song and chonis) came into the bam ' Tonle'1 ,mr wrogs in speech,
nnd caught us some panting in our' "Cut her throat and bury her in the
fragrant, ellow ie-ts. one iii mid-air j pines."' suggested John, our harmless
curled up like a ball, and a file of live eldest, who was addicted to uncomfort
balancihg on the rafters readv for a ably vivid dreams.
turn -how his old body quivered, and 1
how his eyes suggested lolled eggs with
the shells off. as he scratched under the
traw and fished up before our denior-
alized eves the farm ho
the big rake I
with its cruel teeth upward, and two
scythes gleaming with wicked keenness
iu the summer sun.
Ma was down with one of her aches
.and pains that day- poor dear! and
papa having invited us to play away
lrom the hou-c. it suddenly oc-jurred to
our ambit'ous minds to go out boating
in the scow. To be sure, there were
'white la lies" riding on the big blue
waves out in the channel, but they
might have been witches straddling
their brooms" icks for all we thought or
cared for wc were amphibious in thus"
days, so far i-s I'r'te nizing with water-Sni'-es.
era' .-and Soig tailed sea-nettles
went, or bobbing contentedly in the
fiothv-.irf. with the brown tin of a
' chark !o i::rig before us Iictween the
ri-c an: tall" of the wave-. It was a
3:uns ,: ckl-v i Id boat, grimy wirti oys
ter -I el s :-.i'.d -limy with lish bait and
a!es. Tin-re were gicenisa crab eiaws
pIn-tTed about her sides and foiling
on her leaky bottom, and the bailing
can, as a matter of course, was nowhere
to be seen neither was her rudder,
neither was her anchor, neither were
Wc Iged In as uncomfortably as Cleo
patra's crew in the picture, aiid unable
to row or steer, ve shoved her off in t.ie
heavy urf. and being both foot- :ml
rhihfrn, trusted to Pro Ueiice to keep
ii.s alonir the .-hore. The first thin-jr we
did wa- to wobble, and as we rather
liked wobbling, a chorus went up to
that effect in -even grauful 3 ells. Then
we rocked -the cradle m the tree-ton
wa-n 1 a eireunwance to tiie way we
rocked after we !elt off woobling! Then
the ram beat on us in a sudden gn-t,
and the "white ladies" foamed over the
j sides of the scow and into our laps with
a rude familiarity to which no genuine
white lady should descend. Alter that
the deluge! Yes. our Heaven-ordained
nur-e was flirting round some invisible
corner w"th the elements, alter the fash
ion of earthly maids and tangible police
men, leaving her panic-stricken charges
to the mercies ot the cruel, greeJv
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ied Jim! wHtor 11.. in nnr tn.s meant
.A lllJljn ul.il Ar J'iAlt iv-.-
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sinking, and that -inkinir meant death
and so then- wa- nothing to do but
alinek lor poor dear dad ly, with a
childish faith that he could save u, I
m.l. fsiilin r !,;, tn inb.. mi our snvn
small mind- in sink t:i ve.-v best we
-. ....... . .... v .... w-.-
knew how. and
go to Heaven in
Jt wa quite plain the cra.v oM tub
had made up its mind to :ro
to the bot-
torn, ai.d the beautiful persistencv with
which -he settled to her work would
have sent u- down with sickening swit'.
ness, only that Providence, remember
ing us at the ver la-t moment, rushed
to our rescue in the shape of Captain
To say we adored ournet-t!oorfann-er
but shabbily expresses the devotion
with which we a-sailed the preserver of
our useless little lives. All along, we
had kn .wn him .-imply a- the man with
a beard, and bothered no more about
him. but ri-jir!
Tin cans of my childhood, how full to
stopping we kept von with bait! Oh,
.-oft crabs, quivering like unto live poul- ' dtictive picture with Biily's bridle be-tice-
in dinirv net-! Oh. fat. p.irplish tween us. and the jrreat thonjr of tink-
ancle-worni-! Oh, brown-snouted clams!
We beat up partridges from the russet
! hedge-, and while ins gun was smok-
' ing. hunted the stubble to bring them
to him warm and wet and dead. We
let him into the secret of every nest and
burrow in ihc chaih pines, and blis
tered ourselves in the corn-held lighting
marauding crow-. We even extended
1 our love to the old mare that had come
. home from the war with him- all ribs
j and horsehair- and to the rusty little
fishing siiuuk that had helped to s.tve
He never made us fcel, God bless
him! that we were not delightful to
gaze upon, or that we m.ght be less ag-gres-ive
in the way of teeth and anils
and heel-. There was always a brght
sort of welcome in his brown freckled
face when we scampered across lieldsor
along roads to meet him, and his was
al ivays the lirst cheery word, always,
at least, until that unlu-ky evening
when we met him cantering from the
village with the alarming aunounce
men that Cousin Till had come.
Cousin till meant ma's niece. She
was one of thos-j big, gorgeou- looking
young women a body calls atunu ng be-
hind her back -a young woman with
lots of bronze hair in a demoralized
state of puff, bang and frizzle, with
checks like pcach-blnoni- all pink and
waxy, and lips as red and tempting as
ma's bu-h of scarlet sage.
She was rich. too. in a mild -ort of
way, dressed in miiK-white Irock- and
blue ribbons for breakfast, and had a
beau, nia said, for every day in the
, week. For the re-t, she owned a big
' farm ten miles above us, visited ma
when there was nothing Letter going
on. and a-ways went off "in a huff. ho
treated us children fairly euough, con
sidering, and all we knew or eared
abo::t her was that she slept in mittens
to keep h-r bauds white, carried her
trunk key with ea-perating consistency ,
never tasted collee on account of her
complexion and wished her name was
Maud instead of Matilda ail wc cared
at least, until that unlucky evening
when Captain Dan would budge no
I nearer than the garden - alter vv hicii I
am bound to own we hated her With a
hatred too genuine to put in print.
. Budge! he wouldn't even look toward
the house even when we clung to his
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"uu"- "-M" a"" s.nu.-ii .loom, in,
legs, anu tugged and coaxed and eold-
ed, we could get no
than a playful flip of his riding whip as
he gave h:s horse tne bridle and s.ovrlv
rode away. That was the beginning of
it. We rarely saw our preserver after
that, and never once at the house how
we hated her for it. and how we wished
to goodness she would have the sense
At last, Wlien things haa D 'COIlie SO
" y Umt we put 'ard trabs k her
b:-d and dvvown her vvif a wope!" lisped
--iggiA. our iiorgia ot six.
" Better shave that head of hers!"
advi-ed Jim. who re.llv gave brilliant
promise of being a first-class villain
only he died, poor little lad. before he
had time to work out his vocation.
And to shave our Cousin Tilly we de
cided. We were very jubilant at the tea-table
that night so jubilant that ma moaned
at us through her bed-room door, and
papa and Cou-in Till frowned at us
down from their end of the table-ami
when at last she had retired earlv bv
reason of ma's headache, and papa had
, catechised us from "Who made von?"
""..ha: became of Cain?" we, too, tiled
up the crooked old stairway to the
rooms allotted to our sway.
We had cast John for'the barber in
our thrilling version of the -Rape of the
Lock." but beinir overwhelmed with a
conscience at the trying .moment, Jim
assumed the part at the usual live miu
u:es' notice and doubtless would have
ptrformtd his role with pc-rfect satis-
faction but for a tableau not down ia
The harvest moon was shining like a
calcium as we crept stealthily on our
1 -tr tip-toes to tnc door of my Cousin
T.Ifs chamber. There she lay fast
a-Icep. like the princess in the fairy
t-il. :rnl t:i-re wer-' we fa-e to face to
fajcv.ith -.John wa-th" lir-t to spy it
a i!u jy coll of reddish gold sprawled
out on the dresser!
When we carried Captain Dan the
I scandalous news I think he
I notion to box us for our
j hushed, too-laughed till
had a wild
Wm -soiled, and made
1 m-ver to raise our
a hair of her head
hands again to harm
Then papa, beinir
in a proper mood, we lured him behind
the granary door and contided in him
a- well a contidence that led to the
horrible discovery that Cousin Till and
our Captain Dan had been something
more than friends.
" Wasn't she to blame?" asked John,
who hail heard of such goings on as
courting involves, and liked to air hia
cn. .-, uuntt. x 1
Weil. e-, honev. I think there's no
1 , . , - . . ,
(1 am-,lu l,VL:- uu -"u ,uoIMe
uon 1 neeu toiaiKoi sucn imngs, so run
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and lonrct it.
Not talk, indeed! We talked of noth
ing else: and if Captain Dan irantwl
-uuftiu ai, " u up u.. uuuus lie
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" kS w . m., ia -up-Ki.oi,
bi farm, and sulks, too, in the bar-
! How we argued, how we planned.
1 aml "lov' :lt :lt we made up our minds
what to do and how to go about it!
Our plot began with a message.
Would Captain Dan meet papa that
evening at sunset by the bend? Of
course he would, and for the rest of that
day we confined our energies to stealing
everything we could lay our hands on in
the "way of ropes and bridles and
strings. That evening when the sun
lay in g..lden splendor on the water,
and the swamp-frogs wena .piping t'leir
dismal refrain, Cou-in Till strayed oil
to the beach, :s usual, with a cloud of
white wool over her bronze locks and
a blue-and-jold "Burns' in her hand. !
We took a notion to stray that way i
ourselves, onlv we m..de no Mich sc-
ling sleigh-bells dragging along ia the
sand. We found our chance when she
stooped to pick up a pinkish pebble,
and before she could sav Jack Ro'un-
son. old Billy's bridle was la-ooing her
soft white throat, and John was strap- j
p.ng her arms to her sides with the
string of noisy bells, T think she con
sidered it fun 01 a rough sort at lir-t.
and humored our frol.c so far as to let j
us shove her along to the Bend. She I
even laughed out gayly at Dixie's Gerce
efforts in the way of clutchings and .
Aggie's vicious buttings from behind. ,
But when she saw Captain Dan wait-
ing impatiently before us, aud when he 1
saw her and us--and wLcn John'
handed over the bridle with the unnec
essary assertion that "there she was,
and no mi-take!" and when they both
Hushed tip like honey-suckles, and she
hung her pretty head while he un
wound her from the mu-ty ropes and
still she ditl in a move, and when at last
we left them therewith the sun flooding
them both with its dying blessing, how
triumphantly we scampered down the
bea,-h to the chorus of
j r von catch
A corn-stalk fiddle and a dne-strin:r bow. '
p-etty irl if un't you let her so."
A simple -torv; ves, so simple that I
except for Captain Dan himself I never 1
should have remembered. For one !
t thing it happene I 20 luns ago. I never
j realized how Jong, until I met him face
i to lac, and i!iiTiiiir i!eir iliir tint L-nmv
So gray, so sorrowfully old should I
1 a man look like that at fortv?
And when, at last. I beat it into hi;
memory that I was one of the seven
causes of his marriage, and asked him
how dared he forget, iie turned on me
with a most startling contempt for po
liteness, and with a sigh that was sol
emn even for a countryman lost in the
noises of a town:
"Forget! Why. I've been wishing
every day for the la-t liftcen year-; that
I had let the whole gang or" ni go tr
the bottom Forget voit? No suci'
It never occurred to me before, 'out.
now that I come to think of it. C usin i
'l-MI ... . 1 . ... i
j in wasn 1 exactly me .-on. o: womaa
to make a successful home, and as foi
him if only he had not interfered how
mu h better off wc would have been al
tlllk llrtftf.in lfjur. '..'.rif 7 f,i.'S,. .? , .
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A Trecrred Snake.
A thrilling storv was related to me.
which makes one shudder in contempla
tion of iu 1 have taken the pains to in
vestigate, and find the miraculous inci
dent entirely true. Paul Coleman, a
negro, who lives about seven miles from
I this place, had his sorghum cane made
I into molasses in October last, and while
' making his crop the barrel to hold his
own was plaved on the ground near the
! mill and remained over night. Tiie
' bung-hole of the barrel was slightly
I turned toward the ground. The .-orgh-
' urn was made and the barrel set up in
! Paul Coleman's house, and the family
have been us:ng it ever since it was
made. All hist fall and thi winter the
whole family have been complaining ol
leing sick, and were strangely affected.
The .-orghum got low in the b'arrel, and
the other day some pieces of skin were
drawn out with the molasses, and on
examination had the appearance ol
pieces of a snake. The head of the bar
rel was knocked out, and a large snake
was iound dead in the barrel, but not
totally rotten. The snake, it is sup
posed, crawled in the bucghrie at right,
while the barrel was on the ground, and
in the process of making the molasses
The horror that struck the negro family
on seeing the dead snake was inde"
scribable, but the cause of the curioui
sickness was solved they had been tak
ing poison for three months. Louiscilh
At the recent annual meeting in
Scotland of the Northern Accident In
surance Company, the Chairman stated
that they had abandoned all risks :e
connection with football and bicycling.
The ri-k was so great that the ofdiuarj
premium would not cover it. The tires
ent policies of the kind were nearly run
out, and thy had detetmincd not to r
TEUSONAL AM) IITERAlir.
Dr. Talmaire has been pastor cl
the Brooklyn Tabernacle ten years.
A". J'. Trtf'iim.
William Lawrence, who died in
Lari-iiiirijiirg, N. V., receatl", had for
many ear- I elieved that he was im
mortal and would never die.
Edward Everett Hale is engaged,
in co-operation with his son, on a his
torical sketch of Benjamin Franklin'a
life in Paris during the revolution.
Oscar Wilde asserts that it wouM
now be an impossibility for him to do
aii3thing that would meet the approval
of the "American people. The New
York World suggests that he laight try
M De Lesseps appears to keep a
running account with nature. He often
sleeps for twenty-four hours or more at
a stretch, and then goes a whole week
without even a moment's dozing. Chi
cago Tribune. "
Edward L. Stevens, of Washington,
one of the old Josh Giddings abolition
ists of that city, is writing a history of
the underground railroad, which prom-
ro ik! lull ot interostinrr storv and
unknown fact. Detroit Post.
It is said that William H. Vandor
bilt is afraid to trust himself in the
baud- of a strarge barber, lie is
shaved every day by an old German
barber. Jacob Abe'," who shaved Fer
nando Wood for ov.tr thirty years. X.
Mrs. Lydia Smith, the negro wom
an who was Thaddeus Stevens' house
keeper for so main years, and who died
recently, bequeathed by her will live
hundred dollars for the preservation
and care of ilr. Stevens' grave in
The venerable Rev. Mr. David
Winters, of Dayton, O., recently mar
ried his -J.'JSitli couple, and after thu
ceremony wished the bride as much
happiness as had been the lot of her
I good father and not l(ss estimable
; grandfather, at who.- weddings lie had
I had the pleasure of ofliciatiug. Clcve-
luwl I a Icr.
least six months in t::e vear
at Mans- 1
t i:eld, O.. where both she and John J
were born. She w:is a daughter of the !
, late ex-Lieutenant-Governor Stewart. I
j of Ohio, a man of wealth, who de-
j uidedlv ob'ecte I for a while to giving
his dang iter to John Sherman. Cu-
zago Inter f)cutn.
--Anii-i Gordon, of Bluflton, S.C., ill
one hundred and eleven years of a-e.
In all this time she has never missed
attending communion service, and '
never rode to church but once, and
that was when she was married. eighty-
seven vear.- ago.
she now attends is
where she lives, vet
tour miles fiom
1 - n.
her seat before the bell rin-'s. '. a.
sue is usuaiiv in
Josephine Jones-Yorke, the opera-
singer, being at odds with her man- '
ager. Colonel Mapleson. and disliking
the fanciful bioirraphv of her vvnich ho
put t-jrth in her native city of Ciucin- 1
nati. has published a card saying that
her father was a wealthy soap and
candle-maker there: that she is thirtv-i
one years old: that she
done all she could to help
irii! tl?it sln 1-1ll t'rfMi lir ninir?i rf
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the Colonel to herself Ctiicuuviti
"Time's up."' said
when be pawned his
the needy one
The duty on silk ha's has
to do with taat on earl hen .are
ihey are classed as tiles. I.oivUl Cour
ier. An insane woman iu Brooklyn m-ag:ne-
she is to have eight hu-bands.
Iter sufferings are dreadtul. llrooklvn ' for vomtot the Itcpuhliean ticket. -Well. w
.an! I are not down here lnve.tljMtIng hovr you treat
J . your operative," surKe-ted Mr. Cameron,
--How manv sisters nave von, mv hui the witness insl-ted on adding that be be
little bov3" "I used to have" three f' 1 ieved that the Democrats are the lest people
iiiiicoov. 1 Usui to navt hull, i n ,he SoMlu im,, th or in ,b -0.i,,.
he rep, icd. "but have only two now; . whi-ceat Mr. Sauls-burr wit-ced and Oh. or
Charlotte is marr.ed.'" Harpers 2,7. , went his way. TtieCountv ilerk. a husthn
A Boston man advertises that ho
r 'covers umbrella-. Tnis man should
have : good run of eu-tom. We would
give him a job ouriVlve.- if we thought
he could recover the silk one we lost
A Western woman applied to s
doctor for a pres ription for her hus
band's rheumatism. "(let that pre
pared." said the medical man, "and
ru 1 it well into vour 1 usband's back.
If it does him a-iy good let me know;
I've a touch of rheumatism myself."
X. Y. Sun.
The Corsicana (Tex.) Courier lrss
this little notice- "Through the urban
ity of a personal friend we have been
favored with a copy o.' the lirst annual
report of the Cors.cana public schools
for the year ISSt.'-tfb'. The pamphlet con
sists of twenty-six pages and contains
two hundred and sixty-six errors."
"Let me have a piece well done,"
said a. Irish waiter to a carver, who
was busy at a round of beef. "Is it for
i gentl-man?" "No. sir." "For a
lady?" "No, st." "For a child, then?"
"No, sir." "Well, then, who under
the Heaven is it for?" asked the excited
carrer. "For a tailor," replied Pat.
A lady called at one of the sewing
machine offices recently to say that her
machine was imperfect, and she wanted
it taken right away and a new one put
in its place! She said the printed in
structions said to turn the wheel toward
the operator, and there was not a sign
of an operator on the machine an'
where. iHltsburgh Dispatch.
An Indiana jury sent in a written
verdict of " Blode to peces bi the biler
bustin." Roslon Journal. A Boston
jury would likely have stated it thus:
Horresco referens. hie jacet the mole
culal remains of one who experienced
the expansive hiuI elevating power of a
fluid composed of oxygen 1, hydrogen
2. when under the influence of H. O. T.
of 212 deg. Chicago Inter Ocean.
A Rockland woman was boasting
the other evening of her rare coolness
and abnormal nerve. The next day, as
she was looking in a store window" at a
choice thing n Haniburgs, a strange
dog incidentally nibbed his nose against
her bare hand, and she jumped and
yelled so loud that she shook off a
pound and a half of excellent baci
The Southern Outrages.
The Danville and Copiah County In
vestigating Committees, appointed by
the Lnited States Senate, continue from
day to day to draw out more and more
of ihe sickenii'g deta Is of white men's
brutalities towards the freednien of Vir
ginia and Mississippi. The -tatcments,
so far received, make up a record dam
ning to American civilization. It is true,
there is a shade of difference between
the revelations in the two different lo
calities. Concerning the Danville out
break it is possible to say that it was
unpremeditated, the result of an acci
dental collision at a time when passions
were intlamed bv a heated political
campaign. So it is claimed, at least, by
those who can not deny the terrible
truths of the evidence, but still look
arour.? for excuses for the perpetrators.
Those who have studied the evidence so
far elicited carefully, will perhaps have
come to another conclusion. They will
without prejudice, looking merely at
the facts, say that the Dauvide'riot
was undoubtedly devised and nirriod
through after thorough deliberation.
The witnesses who took part in it
aggressively, talk about tiieir fears
for their own lives aud the safety of
their families, but this is talk that
might have been expected. The evi
dence of the Superinten ient of the Dan
ville cemeterv, a white man. bears the
marks of truth, ami it shows that the
massacre was med'tated ami that the
negroes were unarmed and not expect
ing it. Shots were tired into their backs
when thev were running awav. One
hundred and lifty shots were lired .'11 all
and "not a shot was leturned." Nor
did he see a single armed colored man.
There can not have Lecn, consequently,
very much fear on the part of these
white gentlemen, either for themselves
or their families. Mill there is some
room for doubt and they, like other
criminals, may have the i nelit of it.
But no such apology can be made con
cerning the outrages in Copiah County,
Mississippi. No attempt has ever been
made by the Democrats of Mississippi
to deny the truth of the stories. In fact
the resolutions of the Copiah County
Democrats, immediately after the elec
tion, instead of expressmg regret at the
cold-blooded murder of ex-bhoriff
Matthews, threatened the family and
relatives of the murdered man" with
! vengeance, unless they kept out of poli-
i ti s and remained quietly at home.
The testimony before "the inves-
tigating committee proves that
"ie stones told after the election
:ive a famt '"ea onl3' oi tJje actual
situation. It has indeed been a long
timo silR'e brutal outrages were perpe-
'rated with such fiendish deliberation
bv the Democrats of .Mississippi on un-
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' to keep them away from the polls. Ihe
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white men and by colored Republicans
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can not be ridiculed or lied out of exist-
nee. aiurder, house-burning and whip
ping were the methods deliberately
adopted by the Democrats to keep their
political opponent away from the polls
and no offender has ever been pun
ished. The wont feature about all this is the
fact that the white Bourbon of the
South has not, or seems not to have the
faintest sensibility of the cruel wrongs
which he and his associates are conimit-
They look upon these
practices as matters which arise quite
naturally. They are so full of hatred
against Republicanism that to them all
means and weapons, and all measures
are alike welcome, if their use will still
their thirst for revenge. The following
extract will show the general character
of the testimony given before the Com
mittee: Only one Democratic tviaiess appeared to
advuntmre That nw Otivr. ajrent to the
mill- at Wesson. All he cou'd -ay was that
thi p. ople of Copiah were real nice folks, and
jis I'nr hlm.if Ii h:iA n.vii- Hnit.rl rlii.m
( i.K.iiiitiiti,, . , s (jui uii iu jrutr t.wiL .iai-
theuwdefaulto-1 when he whs Sheriff. The
exaffr figuro. he s-iid were $1.J07. He was
force10 admit that the county owed Mt:-tl-ens
L5'). aud when the Court ordered th-n
paid. Matthews settled his inlcbiodness. He
wa-then asked u hat h" thought of the mnb
I rule. "Oh. yes. I knew of the mob and its
proceedings; it was mnie up of -ome ot the
mr.st worthy citizens. Th Democrats of Co
piah are the mot patin and conservative
Democrats 1 haw evr seen in Mississippi, or
anywhere else." ''Have yo 1 ever seen any
othTS?" iiuerieJ "Mr. Hoar, and the witne
said ho had seen them iu California und 31a
saehusetts. -Do you conide- the murderer
Wheeler patient and consorratlve?" "I'er
aps not patient, but a wort ny man." he an
wered. "I voted to make him Citv Marshal
after he killed Matthews."
Jt is this fact that "worthy men" kill
innocent people and are then elected to ! -""ng ,lt tue Republicans and put
oflice bv men who certainly think them-1 t:n? V.0.""001111.5 "? or!5ce' ,ho"Sh the ir
selves respectable that the Republican
press calls att-ntion to. when it speaks
of the troubles in the South. Our Dem
ocratic opponents, when these facts are
mentioned, are ready to state that mur
ders and outrages arc reported in the
North every day. But where, in the
North or West, " are such methods re
sorted to for political purposes? There
is no need for argument. The. facts
themselves are sufficient. Burlington
A Corean is so polite that if you in
quire after his health he answers:
' Thanks to the honor you do me in
asking such a question; my health is
good." A sick man says to "the person
who visits him: "Thanks to your visit,
I feel better." If a Corean speaks to a
Japanese he commences: "You are so
learnod," or "You are so great;" and
if he meet a funeral procession he stops
it, and, going up to the coffin, says: " 1
profoundly regret the death of this vir
tuous man," even if he bad never in his
life seen or heard of the defunct.
flSyAs a candidate for the Vice-Presidency,
"Bob" Lincoln is just now run
ning like a quarter horse. It is Blaine
and Lincoln iu Ohio, Arthur and Lin
coln in New York, and the Philadelphia
Telegraph says that in Pennsylvania
"Edmunds and Lincoln is a strong Pres
idential ticket which seems to be "row-
inirinhvnr Tt mnrant, fi "!..
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integrity, anu energy with
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Belgium was the first country on
the Continent to construct railways.
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icuiure im- miiuiii anniversary 01 the ,
cay wnen the construction of a Belgian i
railway was lirst decreed.
The Great Blunderer.
There arc unmistakable indications
of despondency with respect to the com
ing election cropping out from time to
time in the Democratic journals. And
they all refer in some shape to the
facility of the r party in blundering. It
is pretty universally admitted that if it
hail not been for blunders the Democ
racy would have gained the Presidency
before this. But the "if in the case is
a tremendous one. There are very few
failures of any description which" may
not be attributed to blunders of some
kind. It may be admitted, however,
that the Democracy are peculiarly af
flicted with a tendency to blunder; that
thev- are subjected to it in a way which
calls for commiseration. It is their
misfortune. The only error in the
premises lies in the assumption that it
is possible for them to avoid blundering.
The New York Wcrld talks about the
mistakes of the Democrats when they
have hitherto had control of the House
of Representatives, and which proved
fatalto them in the Presidential cam
paigns, astwents vvlrch were entirely
unexpected anil pr ventible, and it now
! laments that they have frittered away
nearly three months of the present Con
gressional t'rm without doing anything
to inspire popular confidence. It com
plains that some of them "have been
trying to frame a Tariff bill which can
not possibly pass." and that they are
making a muddle of it generally! Al
though this testimony comes from a
Demo.-ratie source, it will be heartily
indorsed by observant people irrespect
ive of party.
Now, there is no salvation whatever
for the Democratic party. wth regard
to blundering, except through literally
being born again. It can no more es
cape it than a boor can escape making
mistakes in polite company. Its very
constitution is hopelessly against it.
There are some members of it who are
intelligent men with a reasonably clear
conception of what a civilized govern
ment ought to be. but even these differ
radically among themselves. And, in
addition to this, the majority of the
party is composed of ignorant and
prejudiced elements. In order to hold
the whole togetuer in any kind of organ
ized coherent shape, different method
of appeal must b adopted in different
sections of the country. Bus'ness oppo
sition must be allayed in the Last by
the advocacy of sound money and pro
tective principle: in the West the
pre'udice against banks and capital in
pretty much every shape must be
catered to. and free trade sustained.
But perhaps all this cmld be managed
if the representatives in Congress, aud
the pre-s, could be placed under proper
discipline. If an ignorant man can be
made to keep his mouth shut he may
pass for a wise one. Put the Demo
cratic constituencies will persist in
sending men to Washington who can
not help creating consternation and dis
may among the really able members of
the party. These men persist in ad
dressing from their seats the voters who
elected them. In the intricate matter
of the tariff and finance they tear around
like a bull in a china shop and creite a
frightful mass of broken crockery. And
they are in the majority and irrepressi
ble." Then again a prominent point in
the Democratic plattorm is the demand
for pure government, and all the while
the party has not the slightest chance
of success if it does not acknowledge
and sustain the Tammany crowd of
crim'nals, gamblers, public plunderers
and rift-raff generally in its hold upon
office in New l'ork.
How can a party thus composed avoid
blunders? Whatever way it turns It
will blunder in the estimation of some
large part of itself. There is nothing
to hold it together save the desire for
office, and the only element of outside
strength it has rests .11 the support of
Fhe people who vv ant a change for the
sake of change. To say that such a
party would not be defeated if it did
not blunder, is equivalent to saying that
it would not be defeated if it" dfd not
exist. It is one vast aggregation of
blunders itself. It is a mob of individ
ual blunderers, so to speak, with her
and there an individual trying to shout
a little sense in its ears. It groans
about taxation, the surplus, business
depression, the tariff and what not, but
if any one can point out a single meth
od of treating any of these "subjects
which can be called an item of party .
policy the country would be pleased to
know what it is. The great and com
prehensive Democratic blunder is that
the party is endeavoring to gain control
of the Administration without present
ing any claim for it. Nobody knows
just what the party would do'with the
Government after it had got it, bevond
resistible conclusion is on general prin
ciples that it would keep on blundering.
A conviction of this truth keeps a great
many who take little interest in politics
as a role, strong advocates of continu
ing the Republicans in power. And
thev reason very logically. Bv their
own confession the Democrats have
been blundering steadily for a series of
years; why should they be expected to
stop immediately .f ter" winning a vic
tory? St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The South has a new terror in the
person of a tramp who steals children.
He does not claim rewards, but seems
actuated by simple viciousness. A few
days ago he led an Atlanta newsboy
into the country, cut his ears off so- as
"to be able to recognize h'im" when
they met again, and sect him home.. A
party of citizens went after the tramp
with shot-guns, but he easily escaped.
Shortly after this ho stole two children
from Paulding County and again es
caped. The children were found after
two days' search, tied to a tree in a
swamp. His latest outrage was the ab
duction of a small bov from Chicka
mauga. St. Louis Post'.
What is now called Holdroge, a
town in Nebraska, was four months
ago nothing but a treeless plain. On
October 9 last the first house was
brought there on wheels from a near-by
T -'" " o.Aiyn.u Ulisiness
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a proportionate numbor nf
dwellings have spninsr up there, and
Holdroge is a busy and thriving town.
Bradford. P: line nintj
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.Japanese to the office of Citv
this is the first
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