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THE EED CLOUD CHIEF
4. G. HOSMEB, Publisher.
3EI) CLOUD. T -vvaw.
-1 CIJAIX OF SOXGS.
This is the ionp- of the bee:
" Open mMu the -wwt inclnso
Ol j-niir boim red to rnu:
1 would enter in. O roe
I would come to dweli'with thee.
A the sweets of wild-tlowcrcd UeM,
-All tlic ue.iltli tl,t. Kanlcns yield.
.Al! ti ft-e shall tliecuenJoii be
lor thy love." slugs the restless bee.
'This is the onsr of the rose:
"lou are iiotliiiu.- to me. O beo.
lorat nlKht there's a wind that blows:
In the d.irk he kies inc.
And no tioucr the secret knows.
wind, thin waywunl darts.
Take my hundred loivinp hearts!
'Thine are they, to wear or lose.
o thou love me." sings the roo.
"This is the ong or tlic wind:
im -vou uot wato t!o'.vr:
If 1 ki-ed you. count it .-p rt:
lliere s n young- tree n -nr y.ur bower.
And to her I pay my comt.
i ,..nM-'' sv,'t '" y'"r swavi'ic arms;
I will jirai-e your maidfii charms
East and west, if you bit ind
To your lover." sighs th wind.
"This i- the -one- of the t -ee:
" Xiiiislit care 1 for w:nd that woo:
There's si lark that 'lie-; and fringe.
And him for my love I eno -so:
All. fain would 1 clip h's wmzsl
Prau- ne:ir. love, and liuihl thee a nest
Itight here. love, upon my bieast.
And hate shall thy dwelling be."
This is the wing of the tree.
This is the song of tin- lark:
O tree. I regard thee not;
Higher, higher. I aspire
ror I long to re ich the spot
Where 1 see yon ball ol lire.
Glowing. Hashing, naming, burning.
And my heart is madly vearning
.Jt to be a 'my p.irk
Of the great -un." eings the lark.
"This is the -ong of the sun:
O children, with hearts to break.
As ye lie on th.- world s broad breast,
I can see you .juiver and aehe.
Witn longing ilia: - never at re-t:
Only low that bur.is upward i- living,
Mieli loe hveth on with the giving,
"Tliough love in return ne'er be won."
This is the Ming of the -un.
-liii.e!T- If. llijt. in Tlic Continent.
sheep in the county, the best cows for I home, and took up once more the usual
Tllllk mill lllltlnr find rtvin rf tilt. v.-r t.ivu.2 nf lif..
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finest blood in the w.-iv nf hnrrl1ist.
In short, lie was nne of 'the most thr.fi j
and most prosperous in every w:iy, of
the meehanie-lanuers in the Statu; and
the projectors of "The Grand Orient
Petroleum, Mining and Manti act-
Jt was on the second dav fnr tlieir
arrival at home that Jennie gave to her
husband a large legal-looking civ-dopc,
with'n which" hi found a beautifully
Hhim'na'cd certiluate of The "'ranil
Unent Petroleum, Mining and Maun-
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unng Company' had spotted him asllacUirmg Company
one on no first of their victims; and so' W alter etherell, in
plausibly had they talked, so graudilo- '
queiiwy nan mey set iortu tnegoiuen
possibilities of tlieir vast propel ty, and
so plainly had they given him to see
the wealth tfiat mut How in upon him,
that Ins head was turned.
On the very novt day after the con-
Ver.:ition t' wliieli u-n lmvi listi'neil
Mr. Plausible Sparkler called at Walter
tiie sum of two thousand dollars, the re
ceipt whereof was thereby acknowl
edged, was entitled to eight hundred
and fifty shares of the capital stock of
said company, etc., etc., etc.
Walter eaVeftiUy refolded the hand
some llaming docum-nt, put it back in
to its envelope, and put it awav in the
private urawer oi ins secretary, aud
ise, finding himself and from that time ceased to talk about if.
He was :t man of middle- That is he talked no more with his
wife both in. He
ajre about fort v with liiriit. Ila.v.n wife, but ever and anon, when be
hair, neatly oiled an I curled, an iK ' chanced to meet Charles Moulton aud
mense flaxen moustache, a pair of cH J (Jeorge Simmons, both of whom had
of a light bluish gray, which, in certsj' ! bought some of the same stock, he
lights, .scintillated like, the eyes of a ; would pass a few words with them on
s'juniei: u. prominent iioui.tn nose, iikc , me suujei.
llie cutwater of a boat, with a sloping
forehead, aud a pair of cars that be
tokened asinine will combined
Time passed on- six months were
gone, and not a word had Walter heard
iroin anarKier. tie uean to be nn
and more than once had he said
great caution. He was dressed in the fieasy, :
very height of fa-hion. wore an enor-lo himself he wished he had not taken
nious diamond (or paste) in his shirt- j lliat stock. He had heard of the fail
front, and a heavy weight of bright, I ures of many companies of the same
yellow metal (it looked "like gold) at- j character, companies which had
tached to his watch. I proved to have been simulc frauds and
out his brilliant
, Nine months had passed, when, one
uaw (.nanus luouuou sioppeu waiter
A I.tfe k-trli.
"Walter. I wouldn't do it. It's a
business that we aint lit for. We are
doing very v. oil now; at any rate, we
re walking w th our eyes' open and
managing our on n affair-" Think how
-we ha.e worked and contrived, and al
most stinted ur-ehv.s to get trial thou
sand dollars into the. bank. And what
have we done t for? Don't you still le
Mie to own the Cranston meadow, and
don't you mean to put up the new barn?
O. Walt !! if you will listen to me vou
will tell Mr P ausible Sparkler to take
care of his own business and allowyou to
take care of yours. Let us own the beau
tiful mi idow. as we have so long talked
of, and let us have barn-room enough
for the cattle we can keep when that
n.cad w N ours. (). think, my dear
husband, we'll have one of the be.-t j.ml
one of the handsomest farms in this
iho!e region "
Yes, J kiioiv, Jennie; but you don't
exactly un ierstand. You don't take
into account what is sure to come back
to us. Think of the thousands we II
hae where now we've got little or
nownnir. n nv. bless vou: !ook at it
'Aha!- ha! ha! h
ler. after be had laid
libin tnr lhi linnilreittli time jinil hiil ilnv. Plinrles Mnnltnti vtrtti.wl
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in bold fancy, filled Walter's cullers to in the street and asked him if he had
the brim with ;old! "Ha! ha! ha:--old received a notice of assessment ten per
Spoopendykc came to meyesterday and cent from the Treasurer of the Grand
wanted to give me his block of irht- Orient. No, Walter said he had not.
story, marble-front stores in New York, j "Well," said Moulton, "thev sent ta
for two hundred shares of our stok. j me, and notified me that if the assess
Ah! the old rascal has a long head on nient was not paid within thirtv davs,
his shoulders. He can see -aye, see ' my stuck would be forfeited, or" if they
what our enterprise must come to. But chose they could come on and collect
I did not listen. You can imagine that it. as the bond which I signed just for
it was a great temptation: but 1 put it fonn sake J gave them power to do.
behind tne. We had resolved that we So I have sent on the hundred dollars,
would not give our property to make I tell you. Walter, it came hard. ()!
wealthy men wealthier; but to make t I wish I'd listened to my wife, aud left
poor men wealthy -poor men who were the thing alone.'
at the same time de-ervinr. Think, ray Walter went home feeling unhappv;
dear Withcrell you will own more but he dared not s;:eak with his wife on
stock, very much more, than old Spoop- tlie .subject. "O! if I had only listened
cudyk proposed to take for t;iat valua- to Jennie! 1 hat was the burden of
ble estate in the great metropolis." his wail.
And so the oily-tongued man talked It was during the first week in No
on, until Wal'er had the same as prom- vember that Walter had given the
itd that he would be prepared to take mortgage on his home, anil drawn his
the stoci; on the morrow." thousand dollars from the Savings
That very afternoon, after Sparkler Hank. It was in July, next following.
n:ni iroiie. auer itnereii niieu out a mat .tiouuon antt mmii s m n..
him about his business ofl'-hand. I told
him just what 1 thought of him and of
his company; and I will only say that
he was very soon glad to get "awav.
Then I carried back the thousand dol
lars to the Savings Hank, and Mr. llol
den took it back just as though we hail
never touched it". And Mr. Baldwin
verv cheerfullv cavi mn nn tin? mm.
irage for the return of the thousand dol
lars he had given y on. The certificate
I tilled up myself, believing you would
never notice "its strange look."
"Now. Walter, darling, I am ready
to be scolded. Let me have it just as
.savagely as you please; only, when vou
have finished, I'have a favor to ask.'
" Ask it now. Jennie," he said, in a
low, broken whisper.
" It is this: 1 want you to promise me
that you will never r'
"Hold on!" He caught her to his
bosom, and kissed her aain and again.
"0! my own blessed wife! never, never
again, will I step aside from the true.
upright, straightforwar ".." legitimate
path of honest business and labor. 1
have had enough of speculation. Some
men may enjoy it; some may prosper in
it; but 1 was not cut out for it. No.
Jennie, your grand lesson shall not be
lost on an unworthy husband. When
"We aro done with "this home we will
leave it to our children; and they shall
find it in good condition and unincum
bered; and I shall not be ashamed tc
have them know just how much of the
home they owe to their mother. Hush!
1 wish them to know It. Especially do
I wish our son to know it, that he may
take warnimr bv the exnerienen of his-
father; for, tho'ugh I have not lost my
two thousand dollars, vet. believing
that I was in the trap. 1 have suilercd
more than I can tell. Ytis, I want our
boy to know.
"And now. my darling, let us thank
God for the blossingof this happy hour.
And I will thank Him forone of the best
and noblest wives that man ever had.'"
A'. Y. Ledger.
The First Voter.
The time is at hand in the politics of
the country when lirst voters must
choose between the two great parties,
their candidates and principles. Since
the last Presidential campaign, result
ing in the election of Garfield, tens of
thousands of young men have come to
the legal age. "and are voters for the first
time. To each and all of these the
history of the great events that pre-
eded and transpired during the war of
rebellion is but a tradition imperfectly
unuersioou. j.ne legislation cllectcd
since is not as well uuderstood by them
cropped out ia the fJanviTle riot will
gradually give way to political necessity,
and both parties will find it to their in
terest to do ecjual and exact justice to
all. This is the consummation for
which patriotic Kepubheans have been,
laboring these many years, and it seems
about to be realized in Virginia.
We are not indifferent to the fact that
there is a faction of so-called "Straight
out" Republicans in the State who have
heretofore opposed the coalition, and
may even yet attempt to set up an
Electoral ticket of their own. As a
matter of course this can only be done
for the bendit of the Demo.ratie party.
tl L f ? r,"M:r.a"e- er .hc in.,elh-1 and thoc who lead the movement will
gonce oi tne rising generation is so
general and the education of young
Americans so universal that it"ise
ccptional to tind men of from twenty to
thirty years of age who have not a good
idea of the merits of the two parties
that now appeal for the people's suf
frage. The Republican 'party occupies the
point of vantage, both in position and
in strength. Its work endures, and its
vitality is not yet spent. The purposes
reeeivo nniMi rhnciitiiiitTrin fnim tliM
Bourbons as if they came over in a body
and voted the Democratic ticket. The
revolutionary programme could not
have been carried out by the Legisla
ture last winter without" the assistance
of Republican "Straightouts." and if
they cho-e to continue'the alliance they
have a per ect right to act according to
their convictions-. There is one thing
certain, however, the National Repub
lican Convention will not permit them
t. C:..i. .!. -.' . .' iican convention win n
.t u.uu mo iriywas organi.eti. ami tll , M i,..lllilu,.!inJ iV thr .!
tlie events which have il.-ni-m.l,l ft . ,' . .. ...... . ""v. .
nprnotnnti.m i. i,7.. 1 t "legates mey win not ne aumitteu, ana
perpetuation, Iisao been, and are, of , if .,...,. a ,t n vieetoml tiefcet it
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mortgage-deed with his own hand, and
then called in a justice to acknowledge
tin' signatures of himself and his win.
Jennie signed it: but it almost bro'ie her
heart to do it. And during the evening
he took the deed to the man of whom
he was to have the money, and reeciwd
a thousand dollars ten new, crisp, oue-humlred-dollar
greenbacks, fresh from
the lTnitcd States Treasury.
When Walter reached home, on his
return from the money-lender's, he
found a boy at ids door w th a tele
gram. It was from his sisier. in a dls-
isscssed ten per cent. o:i the stock thev
had taken. At that time, as Walter
afterwards learned, Mmnioiu had been
inclined to let his stock, and his thou
sand dollars already paid in. go. r ther
than be bled any more but the officers
o the company had very clearly shown
him that thev had power, under the
bond he had given, to come on and
make dKtra.ni or. any property of his
they cou'd ml.
And Walter was in for two tho-isand'
It the worst huuld
worst should come, it wool I
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lam jkul in Lie. oiaie. iniorming n m oi n:i o. it. lie suilereil mor.- aud more;
the sickness of h's mother. "Thedoj- and he suffered the more keenlv be
tor -ays dang-roiis. Come imiued ate-1 cause hc would not speak with his wile,
ly." was the closing of t ic message. i and a-k her sympathv.
The nearest railway station was sjk i A year had passed." and another No-mil'-.s
distant, and tLvre was no train venitier had come. On- nir.rnin.r or
Mr. Sparkler has made me a "rand ofl "" morning which would help h:m on the po-t-o:lice, C-.iarles Moulton. "nale
fer. He lets me have the stock for t?m "'s "V:lv'- However, the business to bj an I aghast, and mi verin"- with menral
. Hone witli .Mr. parkler lie con d leave torture, pointed out to Walter Wiilierell
with his wife ju-.t as well. 'I he pre- an item in a citv paper, which a friend
liminarics had been all arranged, and had sent him. 'Walter took the paper.
now. vou bet." :UI l,m rema neil to lj- tfone was to p.iv and read as lollows:
Water, vou are entirelv carried over the money .wo thousand dollars
wonderful talk ' :lm ,ake '1C ccrt'hcate of stock.
lliere will Ik
ao.'ars ii m n-nn j aim me par value is
twenty dollars. Why. Id be a fool not
to tak it He wouldn't do that to manv
away by that man's wonderful talk.
Now, will you just listen to me ior a few
moments. In the lirst place, you know
very well that Pla.isi. le'Sp-irkler
"woi'Idn't give you a dollar to save you .
II is noi one of that kind. Now.
about the price of the stock. Look mo
in the eye. Walter; would that man i
7.011 a horse forone-..uart-r or one-half
v.! what :t was really worth.- Ah. you
know he woulin t. No. the verv fact
that he o.' rs the shares at that price is
proo' that thev arc good for notlru".
And now, there"
a paper to si th a
sort of bond just for form's sake,
which you can sn Just as well. The
wife's name isg.10 I."
' Hadn't you better give me a power
of attorney?'" suggested Jena e ".Mr.
Sparkler may re use to take mv name
without -oiue su h thing. Just "you -it
down, and write out a s mple statement
that you give to me entire author ty to
sign for you a certain paper, staVn '
what it is. and that you will hold vour
self bound iherebv.'"'
alter liked the idea, and he nro-
"A .i. i..i.i.Aes . We f-ar that many of
t e linnest. tuinl-wo-kit if ia meis I'.nd im
enanivsoi tne Mirniiiii'l.ns country are stil
teiers liy the (oilapse of the (ir.tml Or.etlt
ivrni.eim:. Mining .m.i .MjnufiictuiinyCiiii
p my. s-i e.tile i. 1 lie aT.iir 11:1s been 11 ntu
P'.'inln.is sn-.-nllc from the t!n-l; y.". o
adroitiy ilM tlu c(ir;o a ..rs .Jo their huinoss
th..t tlieir vidluis t'-in yum no mires. T!!f.
coin.muy ov:ie 1 a!i tlie lani llwy p-eu'iuli-l
too-.va: huu in tnitli. a r:inr- ut erly w-rth-le
i t.-actof iaml lhan w.w t'leir 'ernUirv itjw
ntto l-e lonn.i .ii the e.::t.ne it. XS.it tlie
loss of iiioiiey paid for stock is not all. A lew
in. neyeil men have 1 n-.'ht un th" ulu e e e.i
c -rn. and are mm nin - d,t, nv:at uji.m tin
ir.'.m;tl ntise ibers 1 1 t.e- sioc. ir i ..;-le.-uou
of 1 10 rnll race value m :l-i pn nn.r.i
iio.e-J nliieh thev iini 'm,iy t'lve al :h -time
o: sul.M'riliin. We vcnliire to av that .-Circe-Iv
:i iiiifi it tli.-in dre.iai-il 1l1.it ue was irivm
The tendenev shown last war fnw.inl
lighter colors for carpets, curtains, wall
coverings and upholstery has grown
' into a positive preference in the lining
' up of all rooms, except in those thai
are rather severely furnished, such as
libraries, dining rooms and halls. Un
obtrusive designs and .small ligures are
chosen for carpets of all grades, the
floor covering being treated merely as a
background for furniture. whoe soft
comfort, (piiet and warmth are consid
ered, rather than its show and striking
display. Intricat" geometrical designs
and ilower patten-, both conventional
ized and quite literal, are in favor alike
for the simplest ingrains, the costliest
Axniinsters, aud the French tufted car
pets that are woven tn .1 single p!oe.i
and sold for one hundred dollars the
square yard. Hug designs, especially
those ot India and of Persian rugs, aro
in great favor, and all carpets are fin
ished with a border, whi e many are
made un in rii fashion: tleit. i; 'ilim-
are cut square or obiong, without refer
ence to the shape of the room an eco
nomical plan for those who move often,
as they may be changed lrom room to
room, and" the bare places covered
with "liiling"' of .solid-colored in
grain or with dark-colored matting, or
else the floor may be painted, or a
border of hard wood may be ailde I.
Axinin'ster carpets woven in a s'ngle
piece, with a plain colored border, are
chosen for grand drawing-roo-i.s. The
durable Wilton carpets are for plainer
iirawmg-rooms, parlors and halls, anil
also ior richly furnished libr.ires and
dining-rooms: for small houses an ap
pearance of size is given by having the
whole lower 1 ojr "earocteil .HL-f. ni.
peeially sitme dour... opening into halls
supruuicsi importance, a quarter of a
century of the country's greatest and
most momentous history is the liNtorv
of the Republican patty," as distinguish
ing it from all other political organ
izations. The record of the Democratic
party must be sought in the refuse, the
wreck and failures that have strewed
the path of national progress. Not
one of the living principles of the Amer
ican republic is Democrat ie in it.sorio-in.
The attitude of that partv has been "me
1 :i:. . n .1 .. ....
of open hostility to all that is excellent ' and the attention. If the Den
and desirable in public polity. It is -sbould take a position as the eh:
needless to recount the thino-s that have ot something of a definite 1 hi
1. ...... .I 1... i. r -n t tin. iw.f..l.- .......1.1 .r
been done bv the former ami nrm.wi.l
by the latter. Without exception the
record has been made up in the manner
For the mac about to cast his first
vote and to offer his allegiance to one
or the other of th two parties, this is a
time for serious deliberation. The coun
try needs the help of every true, strong,
patriotic citizen: aud no less does tl?e
conscientious citizen need the fellowship
of men of principle, composing a party
wnosu purposes arc goon anil wnose
character is established. It is parallel
to going into business and politics is 1
a most serious business. On the one
hand there is a house established and
successful in every undertaking during
twenty-four years. On the other is a
firm bankrupted in LSliO. devoid of pr.n
ciple. without commercial sagacity, and
whose paper has been protested all over
the land. What firm will vou ecter?
Lnderthe tutorship of which will vou
,-.. . . . ..
uegm me serious
will have no recognition. Exchange.
Democratic Campaign Material.
The question as to what the Demo
cratic party exists for, save for the mero
purpose of putting a certain number of
men in office, has been a standing prob
lem so long that people occasionally for
get that it remains unsolved, just as
any mystery that is constantly before
one's eves ceases after awhile to com
mand the attention. If the Democracy
the novelty would cause a considerabla
sensation. It is wise to keep the fact in
mind that the party which is se. king to
.supplant the Republ cans in the admin
istration of executive affairs at present
has no governmental policy whatever,
ami. moreoxer. that it is composed of
such elements that it is incapable of
uniting on any. It has just come pretty
near coinmitung itself 011 the tariff ques
tion in so lar as a legislative act could
commit it. ami possibly when its con
vention meets it will promulgate a plat
form expressing something "like a clear
and concise idea on the same issue.
I5ut that remains to be seen. If it
does so it will be at the expense of cer
tainly alienating more votes than the
average Democratic mind can contem
plate the loss of with firmness. And
even if the parly in convention should
show i self capable of an act of such
unusual decvion. how much eoniiinnei
will be nlaend in trniitfirnnfi9 Tim .!
II Hill "II 1 -"- --- .... ... . ..i, ...,
business of citizen- 'cat of General Hancock did more per-
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This is a matter that each must can- J)"cra"- " tlie matter of tariff pro
vass for himself. The voung voter will fusions. Previous to that the subject
bo met with plausible" arguments and of "- na'uctioa of taxes was conspicu-
gate. and. as the truth appears, to act
i 1 nil
specious pleas on everv ide. His it is ousiy uweit on -m words. The phrase.
to sift the good out of the bad; to invest'- ! '.J:ir' "or revenue only," was plen-
iiiuny used in Demo.ratie platforms.
That it me: nt nothimr was sut'Icinnrlv
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111 political pamphlets, nor in campaign """ y me iact mar, although the
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near future. The Republican n.irtv regain it until 18S1, the DetnoeraLs.
during all tnose six vears of nnilis-
The record is open not
1 jjoiiucaj panipiiiei.s, nor in campaign """ y '.m. mai, .-iniiougn me
peeehes alone, but in the platforns"of K'Pblic.tns lost control of the House
linciples tiiat shall beenunciated in the o1 Ryin'e-entaiives in 187.0 and did not
n..H f.. .... 'I'l. . I . ..It- rrt'f'IIM l until 1UCI .1... ti-. .
ill-r ie I'.inr,' llim.r
if i... 1.....1 ,-....:..t. 1 ui. . . .11 " .
a. .m-i.un. .u nmui .7.11 KILT IC1IS WJIS . i ,, .. , , ..-f.u- a .' 'HI-.fie II .le wlie.l ll-J .-it'iic I Unit j. Hill e.
so rich ia minerals, in coa . and oil. -'"-' "' "" u inane ouiine papr mi!i"'iiMoiini: imnd. it i hard, imt ,t
nch nao-niffeiit lumber do vm. :'' his wile nad suggested. He 'livelier "::i'l! lmVK lH"'" ,""SI' 'oaie m-iv timl ifce
uin ii .1 uiii-llll llllUDCr. lloyou .. . -7 7 . .. l e,.er enee worth ,t it nil ..-I. -ml m-.v-
iic 1....;,. u. ,,,.! 1... mi-, in".-ini;i uii iwo mousanii im i-irs .1.. .-n ... . ..:,.
... ......v.? fllflllll 111; -- ---.-. j
in money, anil she was to do the busi
ness with Sparkler. The thousand dol
lars from the savings bank he had
drawn that very day, so that the money
was all ready.
On the following morning Walter ate
men have "- . ;"c.m.oi.uii:ii iiuriieseu me
thev are ' ilorv! "'- '"s wue was used to driv-
iinu naving Kisscil h:s little ones
id the carria e. an I .Inn ..
drove him over to the station, and
stopped there and saw him i.tV On ......
j way home she stopped at the dwelling tears, he told her of the sad collapse or
. .. u. ..11...11 .HIV .nuiiiioii wnose -"c "'"' in;nu ne concealed noth
knsband w:is going to take a thous mil i: but toid her the plain, uuvarn shed
dollars' worth of stock of "The Crand truth. Not only was the two thou-and
Orient Petroleum. Id ning and Manu-'. dollars gone that he had already paid
facluring Company." , but they were coming for two thousand
nate. said .Jennie. "Charles will ' more, and he could t ..,,..... ....
ti,.. ,..i-a ;...,;. "" -'i'- i'-
n I in
imnusr ne ami ins inaies Wolllil ln
-lrounii among poor loik like Us picking
op doi'ar by do .ar? X:, you know
they would easily find the capital neces- '
sary to devidoji it." I
"Ah! but. n.y dear wife, the very ob- j
Vct of this company is to keeiiout these '
weaimy cap lausts. liiese
been poor themselves, and
llfiltTiil irk trlx's twi.tr- in.... o iKnti.m' 4.l . mg.
w O'' 1'"" ..ii.... 1-.1.1.11.U. .11111, I , - .
-rnu ee iiim- hiik: in. .. .,,,,.,- ......: 1 ne entered
tal with which to deve on theproper-
... .! :. r 1 .- ... 1 ....'
, uuii mi il m.ii orKing oruer. j.nere
tire steam engines to be jut up, am
miiiaces ami 1 urges 10 no uuilt, ami a
bnmch road must be built. Don t you
see? Our two thousand dollars w ill
"Two thousand' Why. it was only a
thousand the other day."
no wen to nMiieinVr tie hoiae.y oiil sayuir:
(.juuicr, tin-K in ymif las;.
Walter gave back the paper with
a groan, and qu'ekly sought tiie fre.-h
air. When he got home his wife was
frightened. She thought him deathly
sick. She hastened "to his side anil
wound an arm around h"s ne -k.
" Dear Walter, what is it? What is
"O, Jennie, Jennie! if I had only
listened to you."
An. I (1...T, :.. I 1 . . .
...1. iiu;ii. 111 llflll.l.ll Tinin: oviil ,.
. r i... ,. , j. T, ' "iaie. said .Jennie
:- ., J"?" L ?"l.i A" . i surclv lake the sto-k?"
Jennie sat down and 1W.-...1 ;ni i.
! husband's face. What meant that
-Aillmakcme a present of fifty s'-ares f 1T. " , 't vou to do me a "TKuig smile winch he caught at the
outrigl.tif J put in two thousand I 'ot ' f?"' Ulyn: And sho lWl corafts of jIcr bhie and'about the
rnu, ntny np3? was it ,w,;i,i... ,unt
Hist coaclud -d that two tfici'tsrtiul u-iil
give me jtist double what one t lion -and
ui give; ave, anil more, too: 'or thev
Ves. I hate tried to nersnoile liim
t.... 1 -11 .... .. w
urn, iiu win not listen.
-i;ear ivate, 1 want vou to do me a
outright if 1 put in two thousand dol
1.. -.- -!.. .. .'.....I .... ... , . . . . me rei uei
.i.s. .. oiiiu oeeigui nunureii amtj ,1... u;.ns ilutlid
liltv siiares. r.nd tn less tlem ,1 v.--1 i,..i J ia ViMl 's"olua
. --..- , i-sii 1 nn iif
reouest into her car. so that
not hear it.
stock w U be worth ten dollars. In two
y;ars 1: -will be at par! And we'll live
to see it worth an even hundred
"Vim. Joeiiii' it'j - 1.;.- !.;..,.'?
. . .... ...... ... .. .. . i.i.ij" .
"Rut where are vou to raise
thousand dollars, Walter?'
"Why. we've got a thousand in the
bank, and I can raise a thousand on tho
zouse anil farm "
Ji-nn.e Withcrell turned pale and
tremuled. She was frightened, for she
.a-.v that her husband Was entirelv in
fatuated. Walter was thirtv years of
age a strong, steady, indu-t'rio'us. simple-minded
man. and she. the wife, was
:wo years younger. They had been
married eight vears, and three bca-it ful
children blessed their home. Walter
had received the farm with his wife. It
had been her fath r'. but there had
been a thuu-and-dollar mortgage on it,
and that mortgage he had lifted with
jnoney o hi- own when thev were mar
ried, taking the tit e-d-eds in his own
name, 'thus far in life he had been
'.vntent to work honestly and indus
triously, seeing his store increasing
$!owly but study. He was an ex client
jne hanic a houc-carpcnter and
when there t. as building to be done he
: could a-sume direction of the work, -e-iiving
for his lain r sufficient to hire
three strong men on his fa mi for the
fcune lime 11m had the Lest b.ced of
And Kate Moulton promised thnt. im
would do it. upon which Jennie With
crell went home quite contented.
It was after noon when Mr. Sparkler
called, bright ami bustling, ready for
his business with Walter Withcrell. He
SIIC COUIll lind it :n her lw.. .. .....1...
sport of his cruel, bitter agony?
"Walter." she said at Tentii. "will
you go and get your certi.icate of
stock and let us look it over?'
He arose, moving like a decrepit old
man. and procured the envelope and
urougui it nacK. .lennin tnL- it ,i
was somewhnf div-iMiimiit...! u-l...r. I... .Ir-......,i .1 " .... . ?n('
.. ,.,....... .,..l.1I ..i, ( . ..,., ,,!,,. luu ccriiucaie and opened it
found that the man was gone, but when ; " Where is the company's seal?" she
the wiic had assured h m that she was asked. ' J
fully empowered to act for her husband. " What?" cried Walter " is there no
!...,....- ,.,.. t,..,. Cl... I...I I.: :... .1. . I liu 'ii.n.1, 13 mere no
ll b IIIIIT.II I. .11.1" ll'll ! irini I II 1 I 1l""
lil. ..,- ...! ... 1.: . ... ..-v-.. . .
.!. ;' a--:ai, auer --u, anu look at the signatures. Do
,,,.,, i""lccucu 10 uuMiicss. Ann 1 mey iook as such siniatures ou-rht t
Plausible.! parkier, Ksqtiire. iouud her! look?" 0naiures oueht to
not quite so ready to his hand as he j A brief silence, and then the wife.
......., u.i.i; luuiiu mv inasicr 01 me whii nannv te-irj r.,;..i ...:.u 1
. .w ..i.. .....I iivi
household However, she manao-ed to
get through with the business after a
fashion, and she breathed more freely
when she had seen the last of the phil
On the morning of the next day a tel
egram came from Waller, to his wife,
informing her that ids mother was fail
ing, and she had better oin him with
the children, and on the day aft r that,
leaving the house in the charge of their
one servant and the farm hands, she
set forth in answer tr lmi- i,..i. .,,!,
She arrived in season to see Walter's
m -ther alive, and to sit bv her side
when she feii asleep. Thev'tarried , n
tdaltcr the funeral, aad tain returned
sniues, threw her arms around her
husband s neck, exclaiming as she did:
"O, Walter, I know vou will fonrive
me now. I did a bol'd thing; at tho
time you might have called it an out
rageous thing; but I could not pay
away that hard-earned money for what
I knew to be a mess of pottage. Dear
husband, you have never owned a
share of this stock. I went to Kate
Moulton I knew that Sparkler was to
calf there before hc came here and I
Sul 1 ,er to bc "f Jlr- Sparkler one of
the blank certi oatcs of stoek. on the
plea that she wautcd to keep the pretty
picture ior a curiosity. He gave it to
her, and she br, light" it at once to me.
When Sparkler called upon me I sent
are now taken down to give piarc to
portiers that nay le. drawn a k! and
the entire floor made to H'em one large
apart neat. Tin; eeru aud yellow
grounds for carpets s iown last y.-ar
have disappeared, fol.owiug the black
..t .....I. ..S .. . 1 -1
luuu'is in ;i n: years ag wane ar
tistic designers c'l-mse India red,
Uurmese rose. Sever- blue, goelcn
brown. robin"s-egg. '.: I sagc-gieec
grouinls, upon widcii are woven Ori
ental e:gns an I pattern? from old
tapestries that looic as if thev wern
wi o'iglit by tlie nee I'e. There are nU.
solid-colored carpets in dull subdued
shades of olive, peaeock-blue, and
Venetian browns like maroon, w th
narrow borders of a lightir color. Tiie
h,nglisli hoily brusscls carpets reman
in favor lioth for well-to-do people
who can use them on all their floors, an J
for those of s nailer means who can
only have them further best rooms
the tapestry Brussels carpets that imi
tate these are. however, to be avoided,
as the woolen colors are merely stamped
on a gray surface and soon defa -ed.
For small rooms in liats, for collage
parlors and for country houses, the in
grain carpets woven in a single piece
;iri fnmm.iidi.d na tlim- ..-n 1..-...1 K1...
w ......u......v..., ., mv. lll ll-tll 11IVU
rugs, to be thrown down on a painted
floor, or else to give more warmth to a
'floor covered with straw matting. For
matting, dull co ors of dark shades,
such as Chinese-red or olive, are pre
ferred to those of the natural straw
colors or to checks. Stairways are car
peted to match the hall, anifmay have
round rods to fasten them, or eNe pins,
or buttons made of brass, French gilt,
nicklc, or bronze: the carpet may cover
all the stairs, or there may be a wood
en border visible on each side. A ruN
among house-furnishers that may 01
givenfiere is that of having one color
prevail throughout the room, beginning
with as dark a shade as is permissible
for the carpet or its wooden border,
whether painted or inlaid, thnn lm.
in'T a lighter tone for the dado, with a
still lighter hue for the middle wall, a
very pale shade for the friee, and the
lightest tint of all for the vlajimd, or
ceiling. Harper's Bazar.
has left its impress on every page of
History ior neany a quarter ot a cen
tury, and is willing to be judged by any'4
or all. Yet it does not live in the. past
but, strengthened and emboldened by '
paat achievements, it grapples with the
question of today and presents
a chart for future Work. Its
principles are lor to-day. to mor
nw and all time to come. Grounded
OI1 illstiee and l-iirlit. ti.ev innsl nmlnr..
J Its candidates are living men. cho-en
ior present worm nit her than as a
means of securing success by more
than quest'oiiable methods. These are
things for the young man to consider
carefully and earn! illy. A mesalliance
would ever be humiliating and harm id.
It should be the ambition of every live,
clea.-headed young man to start right,
after which it will be an easy thing' to
continue right. Let pnyul'eo bedis-mis-ed.
let intelligence triumph over
sophistry, and lef'your resolve be to
decline in favor of that which is best
for the welfare of the people and the
perpetuity of our hard-earned free in
stitutions. Indianapolis Journal
puted sway, left the tariff severely
alone, except in one or two unimpor
tant particulars. It was reserved tor
the Republican Congress wh eh con
vened iu 1SS1 to enter upon a general
scheme of mod fying the custom du
ties, which certainly needed rno-nlafinw-
The Deiuocra'.s came into power again
in ISS;". ami. though an attempt, "has
been made by them to reduce duties,
they have failed in passing the act, in
the praueii of Congress which was in
their iiands. because of lark of unity
among themselves. It is true the Re
publicans, for good reasons, voted
against the bill, but that does not alter
the fact thai a paralv. ng ibssension
prevented the Democracy irom doin"
In th s connection it is cler that the
only chance of keeping the Democracy
whole lies in its retraining from takino
any decided s'and. Should the free
traders prevail in the National Conven
tion and force the party to embrace the
issue, the const tiiencie's which simnnrh
the Randall wing would refuse to
acquiesce. And the tariff is tho thing
upon which the Democrats approach
nearer to un'ty than they do on any
thing else that can be construed as a
partisan issue. The supreme need of
the con-try at present is financial legis
lation to correct errors in previous acta
By far the most important political
event ot" the year was the merging of
the Readjuster-Coalition party of "Vir
ginia into the regular Republican party
at the State Convention. Ever "since 0f w,:f h lire 1 oJ man tln"
the reconstruct! on ot the seceded State.-, their evil results, and for which, be ft
!LiiaSr ? !'C "on?tan1y expressed I said parenthetically the Democrats arc
""" " ' " ".,K ",u iV""' "? mainly responsible. Vot what kind of
the color line iu politics should cease in
the South. It was inevitab'e tleit tho
great body of the newly-enfranchised !
voters should attach themselves to the!
Republican party, and as long as tlieir
civil and political lights are not ful v
recognized by tho Democrats of the
South they will not vote the Democratic
ticket. Where they are not permitted
to vote for Republican candidates they
generally refrain from voting at all.
An unexpected concurrence of local
events in Virginia has hrokcu the color
line. A large body of white Democrats
broke away from th? regular party or-
Cieorge Jacob Holyoake, referring
iv ii. Mm.-, wiiusu ueam occurred re
cently, says: "In whatever I said 01
wrote I had regard to what she would
think. Whatever I bought hail refer
ence to her taste. It seems for the
present as though that standard had
gone out of my mind. While she livec
the .vorld seemed complete to me.
Even when so far away from her as New
Mexico the world seemed inhabited, be
cause she was in it. There are those
still remain'ng in whom I shall feej in
terest all my days, but the world nc
longet feels int-nnitcd tc Tic."Lctroii
unity is there in the party with resnn t.
to the currency! Intelligent men like
Bayard, Payne. Tilden and Randall
know very well what ought to be dpne,
but they know equally well that any
serious agitation of the question would
disrupt the Demo -ra -y to a greater ex
tent than the tariff does. At one time
it looked a little as if the Democracy
could make some capital out of Civil
service Reform, but since it killed Pen
dleton for his active services in that di
rection, probably no member of tho
party will have the hardihood to revivo
the uncomfortable topic
ft. party without principles would not
altogether without resources if it had
ood record to fall back on. But
e the Democracy is particularly un-
tuuate. It can not profitably refer
its glorious conduct in the North in
barrassing the prosecution of the
r, while lighting in the S uth to
ak up the Union: nor to its honora-
enoris 10 induce me ijovernment to
udiate its obligations by paying its
is iu irreueemauie paver: nor tr
thing it has done, or tried to do, in
ior me iasL quarter ot a century,
rther, going still farther back, can it
,ken any great amount of enthusiasm
r its efforts to spread slavery in tho
ritories. Under tht olrmimsfanep
lols itself forced tn crn laii lini-L- In
tdays of Jefferson 7o find a part of
ecord which it is deemed safe to
on. Even .Iieksoti lin liecnmo
lewhat shakv as a tntelnrvs.-iinf from
Ifact that he is credited with having
ngurateu tlie spoils system and un
lingty made probably'as bad a Prcs-
pi m manv respects as tne country
r had. The Democracy is about as
Il up for campa'gn material as it is
!.? t.t.. r ".' a a i . ti ;..
l-civuoiu iui a panv 10 oe. .'vu iu
is the en' for reform, and this has
L-n su tirosnnii in itc onrllosc mnnlL
and insincerity that it is worthless
fU Louts Globe-Democrat.
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