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COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1880.
WHOLE NO. 540.
A. S. Paddock, U. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Alvis Saunders, U.S.Sentor,Ouiaha.
T. J. Majors. Hep., Peru.
K. K. Valkntink, Krp., U est Point.
nus Nance, Governor, Lincoln.
YleXAMicr, neiTewij " o,.d.
l.iu.ltkc, Auditor, Lincoln-.
Kirtlclt, Treasurer, Lincoln.
Thompson, Anil. Public In-true.
lawn. Warden of Penitentiary.
'. Abbey, i ,rih0n inspector.
. O. Davia, Prison Physician.
MatbwWson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
H. Maxwell, Chief .luwtlce,
Gi-or- li. Lake,! Associate . 1 uitgea.
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
. W. Pout, Juilfc, York.
M. B. Kere, IMntrlct Attorney, W ahoo.
il. B. Hoxle, Itelsler, Grand Island.
Wru. Anyan. Receiver, Grand Island.
.1. G. llisciiit. County Judge.
Jnhii Stanffer, County Clerk.
J. W. Karl, Treasurer,
lttnij. Splflmati, .Sherlfl.
R. L. Kot.-,ltcr, Surveyor.
John Walker, 1 , ,
John Wise. V CountvComurissloners.
.M. Maber, )
Dr. A. Heintz, Coroner.
S. L Barrett, Supt.ol Schools.
G. B. Bailey I .hutlresof thePeace.
Bvrii Mllltt, f
(Miarlfx Wake, Countable.
J. P. Bciker, Mayor.
11. J. Hudson. Clerk.
C. A. Newman, Treasurer.
Ooo. G. Bowman, Police Judge.
J. G. Kout-on, Engineer.
lPrrl John Rickly.
G. A. Srbrnedcr.
M Ward- Win. Lamb.
Jbl Word O. W. (Mother.
CotumbUN Font Office.
Open on Sunfls s trin 11 A.M. to 12 M.
ami from -1:150 to (5 v. M. Business
hours except Sunday (5 A. M. to 6 y. M.
Eastern mails iloce at 11 A. m.
Western mails close at 4:15 r.M.
Mail leaves Columbus for Madison and
NArlolk. Tuesdays, Thursday and
SaturdiVs, 7 v. m. Arrives at t y. M.
For Monroe, Genoa. Waterville and Al
biun, daily except Sunday tJ a. M. Ar
rive. same.tJ r.M.
For Pcstville, Farral, Oakdale and
Newman'f. Grove, Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays, a.m. Arrives
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
at r. m.
For Shell Creek, Creston and Stanton,
on Moudavb and Fridays at 6 a. m.
Arrives Tuesdays and Saturdays, at
r. M. , , ,
For Alexis, Patron and David City,
Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays,
1 r. m "Arrives at 12 m.
For St. Anthony, Prairie Hill and St.
Bernard. Fridays, 9 a. m. Arrives
Saturday, 3 p.m.
IJ. I. Time Tabic
Emigrant, No. 6. leaves at
0:25 a. m.
rashenc'r, " 4,
Freicht, " 8,
Froiirht, " U,
Freight, No. 5. leaves at . . 2:00 p. m.
P.sssenK'r, " 3, " "... '-Hl-n1,
Freight, " P, " " 6:00 p.m.
Emigrant."?. " " - 1:30 a.m.
Everv dav except Saturday the three
line leading to Chicago connect with
V P. traliiH at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
shown bv the following schedule:
Leave? Columbus, 8:30 a.m.
Platte, :00 "
" David City, 9.25 "
Garrison, 9-AO "
" Ulysses, 10:02 "
Sta'plehurst, .... 10:19 "
Seward, 10:37 "
" Rubv. 10:5S "
Mllford. . . . .11:05 "
" Pleasant Dale, . 11:22 "
Emerald. . . 11:40 "
Arrives at Lincoln, 12:00 M.
Leaves Lincoln at I r. M. and arrives
in Columbus 4:45 p.m.
O.. N. A B. H. ROAD.
Bound north. I Bound south.
-1.L,.nn 4:fM I'.M.iNorfoIk 6:30 A. M.
-Munson 6:57 "
.Madison .7:45 "
PI. Centre 5:57 "
Humphrey tt;51 "
Madison 7:40 "
Munson S:28 "
PL Centre 9:23
LootC reck 9:55 "
Jackt-on 10:30 "
Tli.. iK.iiHrtiire from Jackson will be
governed by the. arrival there of the
U. P. express train.
tSTCards under this heading will be
inserted for $3 a year.
G. A. R. Baker Post No. 9, Department
of Nebraska, meets every second and
fourth Tuesdav evenings in each
month in Knights of Honor Hall, Co
lumbus. John Hammond, P. C.
D. D. Wadswortu, Adj't.
H. P. Bower, Scarg. Maj.
And General Collection Agent,
Vf. Edicards, Boone Co., -Ve6.
IF YOU have any real estate for sale.
If vou wish to buy either in or out
of the "city, if you wish to trade city
property for lands, or lands for city
properly, jrive Us a call.
WADSWORTH & JOSSELTN.
NKIAON MILLETT. BYBO MILLETT,
Justice of the Peace and
A. JiaIjETT Jt SOf,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Columbus,
1 Nebraska. N. B. They will give
close attention to all business entrusted
to them. 248.
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. .Buggies, Wagons, etc.. made to
order, and ait work. guaranteed.
S3TSbop opposite the "Talteriall,"
Olive Street. o35
SCHOOL, BLANK AND OTHER
Musical Instruments and Music,
TOYS, NOTIONS, BASE BALLS AND BATS,
ARCHERY AND CROQUET, &c, at ""
LU8KER & CRAMER'S,
Corner 13th and Olive Sts.f " - COLUMBUS, NEB.
piOBXKL.lIM Ai NIIUJVA.',
A TTOllNEYS-A T-LA W,
Up.HtalrH in Oluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
Physician and Surgeon.
at all hours.
JUSTICE OF TIIEJ'EACEAND
llh Strwt, 2 Joors n-it of lUuunond Hoa,
K. 31. I. Till JKMTO.,
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
A 11 operations tirst-class and warranted.
plIICAUO BAKIIKK SHOP!
IIKNKY WOODS, Proi-'R.
j3TKverythinp in first -class style.
AUo keep the bent of cigars. 51b-y
1 A TTORXEYS A T LA IV,
Ofllce up-stairs in McAllister's build
inn. Hth St.
tt j. sciiuc;, 3i. ..
PHYSICIAN AND SUItGEON,
OKcCorncr of North and Eleventh
Sts.Tup-stairs in G luck's brick building.
Consultation in German and English.
Dealer in REAL ESTATE,
OKNOA. NANCECO., ... NKB.
QLATTERY ,t PEARSALL
ARE PREPARED, WITH
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give them a call.
GEORGE N. DERRY,
House & Sign Paiiitiug,
"All work warranted. Shop on
Olive Btreet, one door south of Elliott s
new Pump-house. aprloy
S. MURDOCK & SOX,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in worn.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give usan oppor
tunity to estimate for you. J3T Shop at
the Big Windmill, Columbus, Nebr.
U. S. EXAMINING 81IRCJF.OX
COLUMBUS, : 'KBRASKA.
pitipp n(HIKS. 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
ft. a - - -w w y - -
4 p. m., and J to p. m. uuict "
Nebraska Avenue, three uoor.s norm oi
E. J. Baker's grain office. Residence,
corner Wvoming and Walnut streets,
north Columbiis.'Ncbr. 433-tf
LAW, REAL ESTATE
W. S. GEEE.
MONEY TO LOAN in small lots on
farm property, time one to three
veart. Farm with ome improvements
l)OUght and sold. Otfice for the present
at the Clother House, Columbus, Neb.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Store on Olive St.,nearthe old Post-office
Columbus Nebraska. 447-ly
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
pg Wholesale nd Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Ltquore and Cigsrs; Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
pFKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OTSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk itrt, loHtk U Dapot
Light Pleasure and Business Wag
ons of all Descriptions.
We are pleased to invite the attention
of the public to the fact that we have
just received a car load of Wagons and
Budgie of all descriptions, and that we
are the sole agents for the counties ot
Platte, Butler, Boone, Madison, Merrick,
Polk and York, for the celebrated
CORTLAND WAGON COMP'Y,
of Cortland, New York, and that we are
otTering theKP wagons cheaper than any
other wagon built of same material,
xtylo and finish can he sold for in this
UStTSend for Catalogue and Price-list.
4l.tf Columbus, Neb.
h. & sum. into,
T. Z. MITCHELL, II. S.
S. S. If XSCXS. U. S., ft J. C. SXSISS, U. S., cf 0ibi.
Consulting Physicians md Surgsons.
For the treatment of all classes of Sot
fgery and deformities; acute and
onronic uiseuses, uiscases ui iuu eye
and ear, etc., etc.,
ON ELEVENTH. STREET,
Opposite Speice & North's land-oftiee.
lias on hand a fine selected
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
J3TALL GOOD3 SOLD, ENGRAVED
FREE OF CHARGE. gj
Call and see. No trouble
Manufacturer and Dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A couplet awortmrnt of LailitV anil Chll
drnsShoe kept on hand.
All Work Warranted!!
Oar motto Good stock, excellent
work and fair prices.
Especial Attention paid to Repairing
Cor. Ollrenad lSh Stt.
HAZEN WIND MILL!
H ARRIGAN CRAINE
Have the agency for this celebrated
wind mill, and will also sell
pumps, and make repairs on pumps and
mills. The Haxea is better governed
than any other, more durable, will run
longer, go 'n as little wind and in great
er than any otht-r, and ci" e the best of
I satisfaction. Pre !h- one at the Grand
Pacific, and cal. on us opposite the
FARM FOR SALE
AffyLT 150 acres of good land, 80
MlSKAfr acres under cultivation, a
mSEEgOfiETgood house one and a half
story oign, a good sioce range, plenty oi
water, and good hay land. Two miles
east of Columbus. Inquire at the
Pioneer Bakery. 173-tim
Clocks rdq Jewelry
'l'AKEIW ItY Ni;KIRISI
A loud 6cream suddenly startled
the ears of Mr. Harlan, as he sat
before his easel, enthusiastically
working upon a painting. It camo
from the room of his next-door
neighbor, and he dropped both
palette and brushes as he gave a
nervous start, and waited motionless
tor a repetition of the cry.
'My poor, poor baby my darling
Cora!' in an agonized shriek suc
ceeded, and amid other frantic ejac
ulations was now heard the sound
of a slammed door, and feet hurry
iug down the staircase.
Mr. Harlan was for a moment
paralyzed with horror. What was
he to think ? That charming golden-haired
child, who had served
him as a model, and whose delight
ful prattle had often solaced him in
his studio, must have fallen from a
window, four stories from the
I ground. He rushed to his own to
look out, shuddering and hesitant.
He gazed below him ; Iub mind was
at ouce relieved no 8uch spectacle
as he had feared was visible.
Had he been dreaming? What
could have occasioned that mother's
awful shriek? His glance roved
down the street. Ah ! at the corner
is a seemingly excited crowd. As
he looks there advances to it, pale
and with disheveled hair, his dis
tracted neighbor, still crying:
'My darling little baby my poor,
She receives from some one in the
gathering the limp figure of a child,
which she covers with kisses and
tears. Then, her expression still
despairing, she staggers with her
burden toward the house. A street
car, stationary, a little distance oil',
gives the artist a hint at the truth.
Has the little creature been run over
by a careless driver? "With a bound
he reached his door, and then him
self tears down the staircase, eager
to plunge at ouce into the depths of
the mishap, to know if his anxiety is
too great or too little. He gains the
sidewalk, and, with face averted
from the mother, puts a rapid ques
tion to a spectator:
'Is the child killed?'
'I don't know.'
Still fearing to look upon what is
now perhaps but a mangled mass of
flesh and blood, he accosts another
in the crowd:
'Did you see the accident?'
'C-can the child live?'
'I don't think it's much hurt. As
I turned, when the child screamed
behind me, I 6aw it under the hor
ses' feet, but they had stopped going,
and I instantly picked it up. 'Twas
I gave it to the mother. I believe
it's more frightened than hurt. One
of the horses had his foot raised as
if fearing to set it down. Ha, ha!
I bcliovo he was afraid of hurting
the little thing. I never believed
horses had so much sense. I '
From this garrulous speaker, Mr.
Harlan was now called, by catching
the mother's eye. She beckoned to
him, and he at onco advanced to
her, uttering words of condolence
Won't you drop a postal card In
stantly to my husband?' exclaimed
6he. 'You know his office down
town. He will receive it before 6,
and be prevented from leaving for
Certainly, certainly! I'll go for
him at once.'
No, no write! I know he has
important business to-day. You
might not And him. I don't wish
him to be disturbed. He'll certainly
be in the office at 6, when he'll get
the postal if sent at once.'
Mr. Harlan drew from his breast
pocket a bill-book, and thcuce a
a postal card, on which he wrote
nervously a few moments, when he
hastened to drop it in the box on the
corner. The mother, meanwhile
had disappeared within the house,
where an examination proved that
the intense excitement experienced
by the artist and others had no cause
for continuance. The child was
wholly uninjured, except as to the
right foot, bruised probably by being
caught in the rails as she fell. Smiles
and laughter eucceeded ; and when,
at 7:36 that evening, Mr. Harlan
opened his door in response to a rap,
and beheld Mr. Whittredge, the
father of the child, there was a broad
grin upon his face as he extended
his hand. But the jocose observa
tion on his lips died, as his hand was
refused, and his visitor gazed sternly
'Excuse me, sir! I cannot shake
hands with you, and yet I thank you
for your postal card.'
'"Well, sir, you simply amaze me.
Come, what do you mean? You
must be joking!'
'Not at all, Mr. Hcathcotel'
The artist started baok, turned as
white as his collar and a tremor ran
through bis frame.
'Why why do you address me by
'It is the name you gave me on the
card you sent me this afternoon ;
and, Mr. Harlan, I believe it is your
I I sent you that name?'
'Here it is, sir Augustus Heath
cote! My wife saw you with this
card. You forgot yourself in tho
'Well, supposing I do bear an
assumed name. What is that to
you ? We have been friendly in our
relations. You have no reason to
do aught but esteem me. We have
lived side by side for two years.
What havo you against me?'
'Against Mr. Harlan, nothing ; but
I have heard before of Mr. Heath
cote. Ho was in my uncle's employ.
Job Gardner, of Pittsburg, Pa.
You wince. There can be no mis
take. You are Augustus Heatbcote.'
'I am. I have been basely slan
dered. Circumstances havo borne
against me. You know my real self.
Can you imagine I could have done
what I have been condemned for?'
'Condemned I You were not con
'Condemned iu every oue's opin
ion, or I would not have changed my
name. How did I escape? Only
because no trace of the money could
be found in my possession. Years
have passed since. I show no signs
of wealth at present. What would
you have? I am innocent though
my name is disgraced. It mattered
not until the last two or three years
whether I bore it or not. I was a
wanderer in Europe, where, in ex
treme penury, I cultivated the art
talent with which I was endowed.
I earned my living in Germany by
serving as a model. Wealth where
is it? Where is the hundred thous
and dollars .1 am supposed to haye
stolen? I was acquitted, as you
allow. Why refuse my hand ?'
'With mention of your name came
the bitter thought that through you,
perhaps, I and my family are poor.
I was my uncle's heir.'
You ? Where was his son ?'
'Dead. Did you not know that?'
How long since? Father and son
'Ho died shortly after you were
acquitted and you disappeared.'
'And your uncle left but a small
He did. The robbery deprived
him of most of his capital. That and
his son's death preyed upon his
spirits. He was unsuccessful in his
business ever after.'
'You are his sole heir?'
'You may be wealthy yet. That
$100,000 in bonds and securities yot
exists. I have an idea. I have
always been certain that the son took
that money. I had alone the key of
the safe and knew the combination
it was that condemned me; but
but I found wax on the key one day,
and I've heard Mr. Gardner talk in
his sleep during hiB after-dinner nap.
The son dead, you shall have the
money. I thank heaven. I sent you
that postal card, that I have brought
you to know Augustus Heathcote?'
The door of the studio had been
closed as this exciting conversation
progressed, and tho participants had
seated themselves half-unconsciously
'Let me, however eontinned the
artist, 'be Harlan to yon as usual,
aud to your wife. Do not disclose
my secret unless I fail to restore you
your property. Harlan is the name
I wish to bear the name I think I
shall yet make distinguished.'
You go too fast,' responded his
auditor; 'you claim to know appar
ently where the property is. Why
should I not think, then, that you
have hid it? Yon make me again
suspicious of you.'
'I may speak too hastily, but I am
sanguine of success. I will toll you
why. Shortly after I was acquitted
almost immediately after leaving
the court-room I encountered Geo.
Gardner in his father's grounds,
whither I went to obtain my few
personal effects. We were alone,
and smarting with tho suspicion
environing me for a series of
groans had attended the jury's ver
dict I told him I knew he was the
thief, and that I would watch and
wait until I could prove it. With
that I left him, and soon forgot my
threat; but he did not. I believe it
may have killed him he was a very
coward, whom fear would drive to
'He died suddenly. It was said of
If he stole the money, as I am
sure, it is bid somewhere in the
garden attached to his father's house.
It has never been beard of, yon say,
then it is there. If you can grant
me the right to explore that thor
oughly, I am convinced that you
will find the money.'
'But why should I not then think
you hid it?'
'Because I deny that when I res
tore it to you.'
'What causes you to think it is
It was there that our encounter
took place, and I have often since
wondered at the direction that his
eye took as I talked to him. Many
other signs escaped him which made
mo judge since, as iu my rage I did
not fhen, that wc stood not far from
'It seems to me a wild idea.'
'But tho money has not turned up.
Where is it? Have you a right to
those grounds now ?'
'The house is rented, but I own it.'
'Will you aid mo to make tho
'I will go with you.'
'I shall not be recognized. I was
but a stripling then. It is agreed.
Can we start to-morrow?'
'Well, then, good-night 1'
Upou their journey, the following
day, Harlan explained why he felt
so sure their search would bo suc
cessful. The property would natu
rally be left by a timid man where
it had been deposited, uutil time for
its safe use came. That time had
never come. Harlan yet experienc
ed a degree of astonishment, ming
led with hiB delight, at having his
prognostications realized ; for the
treasure was found in the garden,
enclosed iu a wooden box, and that
after but an hour's exploration aud
digging. Although for full fifteen
years it had lain there, the papers
were but little stained by mould,
and their value was uninjured. Mr.
Whittredgn was a rich man.
Tho artist has recently finished a
large painting entitled 'Good News.'
A charming face therein, of a littlo
girl, who is represented handing, a
letter to her agitated parents, is an
exquisite portrait of the chHd who
was the cause of his having dis
closed his secret. The picture Is a
$5,000 commission from his former
Mhe Wouldn't Ciire up the Fluff.
A thrilling incident in the war is
related by the Columbus Dispatch,
the heroine being a lady who now
lives in that city. In the little town
of Alexandria, Mo., lived the family
of Mrs. C, consisting of herself, two
sons and three daughters. One
autumn evening in 18G2, a company
of forty Confederates belonging to
Hart Green's command, went riding
in at break-neck speed, and took
possession of the quiet villago and
found many friends who made their
visit welcome. During thoir stay of
two hours they mado search for a
Union flag said to be in the keeping
of two loyal young ladies ; and were
successful in capturing it from Miss
Julia Hallar, a niece of the late Gen.
Heiutzleman. The house of Mrs. C.
was thoroughly searched, and tho'
her two sons had taken sides with
the South, and were then in the
rebel service, she and her daughters
were subjected to many indignities
because of their unswerving alle
giance to the Union. The rebels, on
taking their departure, did it in the
genuine Missouri style riding up
and down the street in a boisterous
manner; carrying off booty and the
captured flag, which they had attach
ed to a brush and were trailing in
the dust. Arriving in front of the
house of Mrs. C, tho rebels stopped
and the flag became detached from
the brush. Iu an instant one of the
young ladies, now Mrs. C. H. Grum
man, rushed into the throng and
gathering the flag from beneath the
horses' feet returned to tho houso,
and quickly concealed it beneath the
folds of her dress. She was followed
by the enraged mob;, but neither
their threats nor their curses rould
induce her to give up the coveted
An Omaha lady, one of the best
house-wives, as well as the suniest,
happiest and contented persons in
the city, recently lost her portmon
naie, in which was found the follow
ing receipt: "To Make Husbands
Happy : One wife ; mix with genu
ine affection, true patience and self
sacrifice. Stir with a kiss occasion
ally and add a grain of common
sense in the management of daily
trifles. Put a teaspoonful of real
religion into every day life. Avoid
fretting and chafing, as it curdles
and destroys the mixture. Serve at
breakfast and dinner in charming
attire, with a smile for sauce; and
the result will be a wife with a rain
bow always over her head and
heaven in her heart making her
home a place that no husband would
ever leave to go 'to the club.' "
'Is your programme full Miss
Beetleerusher?" asked a young man
of a western damsel who had just
struggled out of the refreshment
room with disappointment in her
eye and an "order of dances" in her
hand. "Programme full ?" asked the
daughter of the setting sun. "Wall,
I guess not! I baint had nothing
but a piece of cake and an ice cream,
but they don't go far towards filling
my programme, I, can tell you."
nAsnv a ijl liAtiPTo:.
mk. na9bv imitating'thb example ok
"Wapk Hampton. Makks a Spkkch at
THE COKNKKS WllICII IS lNTKNDKH
KOK 1'UItRI.Y SOUTHKRN CONSUMP
TION A NOKTIIKItN RkTOKTKR HKARH
it and it is i'ubli:hkdin indiana
Tuk Tkoubmc Hksultino Thkhk-
From the Toledo Blade.
CONFKDRIT X ItOADd,
27, 1830. )
(wich It. in the state uv Kentu
I sigh ez did the late Henry A.
Wise, uv Virginny, for a keutry iu
wich theraint no noospapers. Noos
papers hev bin the cuss uv diinoc
risy, and the one thing that stands
in our way. Noospapers aud free
skools aro wat. kills tho dimekratic
party. They can't git along togeth
er nohow. Wat the dimocrisy wants
is a scckshun in wich theraint no
noospapers, ceptiu' them wich is
published by authority, aud whose
contenso arc soopervised by a com
mitty before pnblicasheu.
Two weeks ago wo bed a meetin
at the Cross Roads, to recoucilo the
difference that bed onfortoonately
sprung up in the ranks uv the dim
ocrisy. The trubble was this:
The Corners bed ishoed its bonds
to build a Court House and a Mar
kit Hou?e and other improvements,
wich Bascom hed took, he bein the
principle capitalist. He hot it up at
about ten cents on the dollar, and
holds em to-day.
Now comes the trubble. The cit
izens uv the Corners don't waut to
pay the bonds at all. They hold
that they hev the buildings, but that
there is some legal flaw in the con
track, which dou't compel e,ni to
pay, and they perpose to take advan
tage of it.
Immejitly there wuz a split among
the citizens. Them wich holds the
bonds insists that suthin should be
paid onto em, and them wich don't
hold em, but wich hev to pay taxes,
insists that they shan't pay anything.
The questiou hez gone into poli
tix, and I called the Corners togeth
er aud made a speech to em. I hed
the meetin-house dekorated the same
ez I alluz do on important occa
shuns. I hed on the pulpit the
skulls uv the federal soljers from
Bull Run, the thigh-bone uv the
federal soljer starved at Anderson
ville, and the skeleton uv tho nigger
kilted at Fort Filler.
"Friends," sed I, "in the presence
uv these reliks I implore you to
pause. Wat is bonds, wat is taxes,
compared to a dimekratic triumf?
Yoo are quarrelin over purely lokle
ishoos. Before yoo divide and en
danger a dimekratic triumf, consid
er wat Lee wood hev done, wat
Jackson wood hev done hed they
bin iu yoor places. Remember that
the principles we are fitin fur to-day
are the principles they fit fur, that
the idees underlyin the confederacy
did not die with the surrender nv
Lee, but that they are in eggsistence
now, and that this oleckshun de
cides whether the south or the north
I went on in this way an hour,
and Anally got the people satisfied
to settle the matter without any
trubble, and went homo feelin good.
Now wat happened? Thero hap
pened to be present that nite, a
cousin uv a farmer in the naber
hood, who is tho editor nv a radikal
paper in Injeany. That frend took
down in short -hand, my entire
speech, and he sent it to his paper in
Injeany aud published it in full, with
illustrashins uv the bones nv the
federal soljers, and everything con
nected with the meetin. And the
republikin press uvtho north is usin
it to show that the old rebel sperit
ain't ded yit.
This is what bothers me. What
rite he, that man to send a speech
north that wuz intended solely for
I didn't want that speech pnblisht
in Injeany. It was intended for
southern consumpshen only. It wuz
made "for the Corners, and for the
Corners only. It is a trubble with
dimocrisy, that yoo hev to hev
speeches for every different locality.
If I mako a speech at the Corners I
don't want it sent up into Injeany
or Ohio, and red there for dimocri
sy at the Corners and dimocrisy in
the north is two distink things.
I don't know ez it will do me eny
good to deny it, ez Wade Hampton
does, for the cussid Bpeech wuz re
ported in full, and is kerrect. But
it is raisin blazes with us. It is
bein used to show that we nv the
south hev not lost eny uv our old
ijces, aud the worry uv it is that it
does show that very thiug.
Hereafterwhen I make a speech I
shell be shoor that ther ainTeny
reporters or noospaper men present,
ceptin eucb ez are in our intrest.
Hereafter I shel hev the report nv
my speeches revised by myself afore
they aro printed, and I shel know
wher they are goin.
Then things will be safe. This
trubble hez worried me more than
anything doorin the campaue.
Pktroi,ecm V. Nasbv,
The Independent Voter.
It has been well said that the ono
thing for tt e honest voter to do is to
make the politician's trade uncer
tain. This is in fact tho key to the
situation. It is by the free flux of
votes ou tho edges of party lines,
the fluidity of parties, so to speak,
that politicians can most practically
be controlled and politics bo most
effectually reformed. The indepen
dent voter is the strongman. If tho
parties will not apply civil-service
reform for bin), let him apply it for
himself to the parties.
In fine, the educated voter, if he
wants to better parties and to better
politics must resolutely refuse to
cast his vote for a bad or unfit can
didate, or for a caudidate represent
ing bad practice, because the candi
date is nominated by the party whose
professed principles ho desires to
support, and by whose name be
calls himself. If a more fit matt is
nominated for tho samo place by the
opposing party, he will vote directly
tor him. If there is but a choice of
evils, he will refuse to cast his vote
for either, not by stayiug away from
the polls, but by leaving the objec
tionable name off hU party ticket,
svbether-or not be replaces it by a
good name, which ho caunot expect
to see chosen, but which otTora a
warning aud a protest to his" party
This at once Involves the dilemma
of the undesired election, by de
fault, of the bad candidate of the
worse party; but this is a dilemma
which must be resolutely met. It Is
the game of the politicians on both
sides to keep the vote iu this dilem
ma. They can bo checkmated only
by peremptory notification that at
any hazard this kind of game mint
be stopped. The responsibility of
party defeat is not with the voter,
but with tho party manager who ha
deliberately defied him.
For a political party, also, mast
be known by its fruits ; if it produ
ces bad candidates, it is not a good
party; nor is it any longer "our"
party if it rejects in its nominations
and its administration the avowed
priuciples which make it "ours." It
cannot be too often repeated that
party is only the co-operation of
voters to put into practice given
principles, and that there is nothing
but fetichism iu the worship of a
party name. It is notorious at this
time that neither great national par
ty represent either its avowed prin
ciples or the better men in it. Each
party subsists chiefly on tho blun
ders, or worse than blunders, of its
opponents, and finds its political
capital not in its own usefulness,
but iu the dread of the worse possi
bilities of the other side. The cry
of "principles, not men' which rep
resents the true conflict of real par
tiesis a mockery in these days.
This is the reason that the fight
must be made first on men, before
we can get back again to the conflict
of principles. The way to stop
stealing is not to pass resolutions
againdt it, but to punish the particu
lar men who steal. The way to
make a party represent principle is
to reject the men in it who havo no
principle. If the worst comes, aud
the party is captured by unprinci
pled men for their own ends, then
their defeat is tho only method of
reform within tho party, because by
such purification only can it again
rise to its true power. If parly
managers invite this, this they must
have. R. R. Rowker in September
John Newtou says eatan seldom
comes to Christians with great tem
ptations, or with a temptation to
commit a great sin. You bring a
green log aud a candle together ami
they arc very safe neighbors; but
bring a few shavings and set them
alight, then bring a few small sticks,
aud let tbem take fire, aud the log
be In the midst of them, and yon
will soon get rid of your log. And
so it is with little sins. You will
be startled with the idea of commit
ting a great sin, and so the devil
brings you a little temptation, aud
leaves you to indulge yourself.
"There is no harm in this;" "no
great peril in that;" and so by these
little chips we are at first easily
lighted up, aud at last the green log
is burned. "Watch aud pray that
we enter not into temptations."
"Are you guilty or not guilty?"
was asked of a colored prisoner.
"Well, boss,"he replied'I was in the
immejiate nabo'hood when dem
hams -was took en, but it doen't look
jis right to beat dia respectant crowd
outen de pleasnrableness ob seein' a
trial, do it? Da'fo' I pleads n. g!"
"I can't trust you," said a rum
seller to an impoverished customor.
"You should let liquor alone. If
you hadn't drnnk so much of it yon
might be riding in yonr own car
riage." "And if you hadn't sold it,"
retorted the victim, "you might have
been my driver."
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