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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
HOW AMASA BNOW GOT OH HIS FEET.
AmaBft Snow sat in bis llttlo law
office, his feet on tbo ton rim of his
Btovc, and his stovo lull of wood and
red hot. His oflioo was about a rod
from his house, and quito near tho
high wooden gato leading into tho vil
lage street. Over tho door read, "Pro
tbouotary and Attornoy-at-law." It
was a nugo, inded sign in black letters!
ono could not go by Amasa Suow s
ofiico and not know of tho business of
Us occupant.( Tho trouble with the
sicn was that it was not alluring choul'Ii.
Squlro Slayton, down tho street, with
a very small sign and over a grocery
store, and without a big wltito house,
and a family namo and connection
Squlro Slayton somehow got all the
business thcro was going on In East
Chestcrvillo. Amaaa Snow sat tilted
back in his wooden arm chair, pulling
his long chin board, scratching tho fow
gray hairs in his sloping gray head,
and trying to conjure up somo new
scheme by which ho could beat Slay
ton again, and defer tho foreolosuro
sale, lie had deferred it fivo times on
ono oxcuso and another; but Slayton
had him this time: thero was no help
for It. Tho old placo wonld havo to
be sold the old place whero his boy
hood had beon passed uutil ho went to
college, and whero ho had lived ever
since and Been his six girn grow up
about him. His six m therlcss girls I
Ho roached down and broko a splinter
off a bit of pine wood by tho Btovc,
and began to chow hard on it. What
would become of tho girls T Every
ono a beauty in his eves: every ono
worthy of marryiug tho Governor of
tbo elate, now could he tell them
that tho Balo of thoir old homo could
be postponed no longer; that every do
vico and trick, and every leeal quibble,
had been tried and tried again T He
dared not tell tho girls. Ho looked
out of tho window; it was raining. An
April shower, to bo sure, with tho pros
pect of a golden snnsot later on, but
everything outside under tho trees look
very muddy and dismal. Amasa Snow
felt very much deoressed. Fate ap
peared to be against him.
Thero wero his law books a couple
of hundred dingy calf volumes, not
kept up to date, the inheritances from
the judge, his father, but oven tho law
books wero"chattoled,''as they said,i. c,
mortgaged, quito boyond their value.
Everything ho had, in fact, was mort
gaged. Ho had come this wot April
day to tho end of things. Next week
carao tho sale. Ho felt like saying
tho deluge. Ho had not enough money
to take him and his family out West.
That was his plan to go West. Ho
hardly felt his fifty years. Ho felt
young and energetic when ho thought
of tho West. By-the-by, thcro was
his brother, Elisha his brother who
in his youth was so like him. Ho was
West in California. He had not
seen him for twenty years. Tho last
he had heard from him was a request
to send on a hundred dollars. That
was fivo years ago. Ho had sont him
fifty, and nothing had been heard from
Elisha since, except tho namo endorsed
across tho back of tho check, showing
that ho had received tho money.
No, it was clear that Elisha could
never help him. Elisha had caused
him to looso sovcral thousand dollars
onco in a mine. Elisha's namo was al
ways a great bugbear in bis family
since. No.Elisha could not bo expected
to help him. Stay 1 An idea. Amasa
Snow began to poke tho red-hot firo
vigorously. It was a bleak raw day,
but tho firo was hot enough in that lit
tle ofiico if loft alone. An idex
Elisha should bo made to help him. It
was a last hope, but it fired him with
onthusiasm. Ho reached up into a
dusty book oaso and got down a filo of
letters. Ho was looking for Elisha's
Just then there camo a tap at the
office door. Amasa turned round. "By
George 1" ho cried, nearly carried off
his feet with astonishment. "It's
Elisha in propia persona "
"I havo como homo," said Elisha,
meekly. "I havo como homo to neigh
"And iust in tho nick of time,
Elisha. Mighty glad I am to sco you 1"
Then a thought ocourred to htm, as
ho shook hia brother's hand with that
feeble wave in tho air so common in
Southern Connecticut, ho would not
tell Elisha of his financial condition.
Ho might not help him if ho did. No,
ho would keep his own counsel.
Tho two brothers sat down by tho
stove, and Amasa throw anothor stick
of soft pino on tho fire. It was fright
fully hot. "Sco here, Elisha," ho said
after a pauso. "How's tho grand
American Eaglo a-doin V
"Sho isn't a-doin."
"Nothin' at all !"
"No; hasn't beon for ten years."
"It was a splendid mino once, Elisha.
You used to say bo."
"So it was. But wo struck hard
pan you remember about it. What's
tho uso of rakin' over old personalities
at this time, when I ought to bo re
ceived with open arras, and a bonfire
lighted, and firo-works touched off t"
"I know, I know," replied Amasa,
apologetically. "I ought to ask how
you havo happened on East this way."
"Why, yes; you ought to show somo
brotherly feeling. It's natural."
"Well, Elitiha, havo you got any
roady monoy in your pocket T"
"A thousand dollars."
Amasa walked ovor to his old rusty
safo. "Better put the monoy in hero t"
ho nsked, casually. Elisha handed him
a roll of bills. "Don't feel like payin'
back any of that two thousand t"
asked Amasa, facetiously, reforring to
tho loan ho had inado him in tho min
"No," said Elisha, "I don't." After
a pause, whllo hia brothor looked the
safe, he said: "That thousand is tho
last cent I'vo got in tho world."
"Glad youvo como homo, glad
you'vo como to livo with me," said
Amasa, rubbing his hands. "Tho girls
will bo bo happy to sco you. Come,
lot's go m tho houso."
Ho slipped au old, well-worn over
coat over hia shoulders without button
inr? it. and thoy wont in tho rain.
Elisha was very woll dressed, Any
ond would havo taken him for a well
to-do Western bank president. Ho
lonliod sleek and fed. Thero wasn't a
trncn of nnxietv nbout his face. Oth
crwiso tho brothers looked very much
Aa thev wero crossing tho threshold
nf tha house. Amasa wlusporodi "Just
tell tho girls you're a millionaire for a
joke, you know."
Jfillsba winked. "Yes, ho said, "for
a joke wish I was, though," and thoy
entered tho parlor. Thero woro tho six
girls: good-looking, hoarty, frank,
healthy country girls. Thoy all roso
and gavo a veritablo shout of wolcomo.
Thoy usually gavo a united Bhout
when anything pleasod them. Thoy
fairly screamed when Elisha opened
tho door. Thoy flow nt him. Thoy
kissed him. They took his hat for
him; thoy took away his 'overcoat and
umbrolla. And how thoy wero Im
pressed when their father said, proudly,
"And then to think that your undo
has returned to us a millionaire 1"
"A millionaire 1 really t" chorusod
Elisha began to feel his old boastful
spirit, for which ho had long been
noted, coming over him again. "Why,"
ho said, "out iu California wo don't
reckon a million much monoy. My
fivo million dollars don't count very
much out there."
"Elisha says ho is going to build a
publio library building for East dies
tcrville," put in Amasa, without a
"A publio library," chorused tho
"Ho says ho don't mind paying off
the debt on tho ohurch, cither," added
their prevaricator of a father.
"How perfectly splendid I"
"No ono would have thought tho
Grand American Eaglo Mine would
havo'panned out so well," said Amasa.
By this timo tho six girla wero danc
ing around tho room in thoir excite
ment. They had never been so o"x
cited sinco John Mawloy, tho son of
Mawlcy, the mill-owner at tho other
end of the village, had becomo en
gaged to Bessie Snow, thoir oldest sis
ter said Mawloy havinrr concluded.
on tho consont of his father, to break
off said engagement, after knowlodge
of Lawyer Soow'b financial condition
came out and beoamo oommon gossip.
"Elisha says tho Sunday school shall
have a new organ if it takes his last
cent," said their father, laughing hoart
lly. Ho could not hold himself in.
"Well," Baid Elisha, "not quito aa
bad as that. But they shall havo a
new mclodeon yes."
This oapped tho climax. Tho Sun
day Bchool had beon holding picnics,
strawberrv festivals, lectures, busv
bees, and I don't know what besides
in which tho six girls had taken a lively
interest to raiso money for an organ,
but, do their best, thoy could raiso only
about fifty dollars. Thoy throw them
selves upon thoir uncle, and as thero
was not quite enough of him to go
around, they throw themselves upon
their fathor. It was a touching scono.
Two of tho girla wore in tears, and
one of them was heard to say: "Our
Suddenly Bessie, looked up. "It's
late." she said "it's dreadfully lato for
tho sowing socictyl
When thoy woro alone, Elisha said:
"You'vo dono it 1 you'vo gone and
done itl In five minutes every word
of what wo'vo Baid will bo all over this
village. Yes, and all over tho Stato of
Connecticut . I say, Amasa, this isn't
"Why? Don't you havo any fears.
Suppose thoy do tell of your millions;
it will give you credit."
"Ah, yes, yes! but thoy will all be
after me for money." Elisha straight
ed himself np very stiffly, and button
ed hia coat over hia chest very firmly,
aa if to impress on his brother tho
fact that ho wouldn't let them havo a
cent not ono cent if they did,
"Well, don't Bay it isn't so, anyway,"
whispered Amasa, and led Elisha to
his room, whero that great and good
philanthropist lay down upon a sofa
and took a comfortablo nap.
For a week East Chestorvillo waa in
a condition of ferment. Tho resurrec
tion ot u-usoa snow in the lorm ot a
millionaire, after havinrr departed
twenty years Dotoro with a reputation
lor unconquerable laziness, and an
ability remarkable only for imbibing
hard cider, was enough to shako the
entire county to ita centra Then his
magnificent bequests tho town library
building, Uio new organ, raising the
minister a salary, proposing to estab
lish a Homo for Iaourable Idiots for
poor Elisha found ho could not stop
promising when lie bad once beirun.
and nia plan to build a now gymna
stum, skating rink, winter bath, all
combined, for tho young people, made
mm at onco tbo idol ot tbo town.
Mawloy, tho mill owner met Amasa
ono day in tho street. "See hero, ho
said, "I've told Slayton to let up on
you. You and I wero always old
friends. Pay up the interest on that
mortgago any timo you ploaso. By-tho-way,
I'm tired of Slayton. lie's
bounded you, when you woro down,
in a mean way. i m sick ot auyton
I'll send you a retainer to-morrow of
live hundred dollars in a caso 1 ve got
against some Providenco people. Big
case big money in it. liow s your
brotbeii pretty well, 1 hope. Those
(Jaluornia magnates aro all coming
.bast, I near. Hunk your brother
would iiketo put any money in my
inillt A big chanco now. I don't noed
the monoy, but it don t pay to keep all
your eggs in ono basket How's Bes
"Mr, Mawloy, ono moment. You
don't let up on mo and send mo this
law-suit becauso Elisha is a millionaire,
"Oli, no, no, no! My dear follow,
no, no! Why, what an ideal By-tue
way, I novtr favored tho breaking off
of that match my son and Bessie.
Amasa Snow got round behind tbo
fonoe, nnd laughed and shook until tho
entire ionco laughed and shook with
him. His liltlo Bchemo was working
well. Ono needs very little capital In
this world if ono can only obtain its
substitute credit. That week and
the next ho had retainers sent him
from sovcral wealthy proprietors in
neighboring manufacturing town.
They had heard of his brother's mill
ions. Ho had tho foreclosure suit (lis
continued, paid Mawlcy hia interest,
got hia mortgago extended indonnitoiy,
What is more, his business pickod up
bo that ho paid a large sum on account
all around among hia crcditora. They
all said: "Elisha is doing it for him."
Ho painted and rofuriiished tho old
Snow houso. Ho ran slightly into debt
in doing it, but his girls had some now
clothes sent thorn worn Mow lork
Ho donned a now suit of broad-cloth,
and ho waa happy. He waa on hia
feoU Slayton was utterly nonplussed
In vain the wily mctltloncr went
about spreaklng doubts as to Elisha'H
having any money whatever, "Why
don't ho buy that orgau?' ho kept say
ing, until peoplo bogau to wonder why
As soon as tbo rumor spread about
that Elisha was childless, and that ho
intonded leaving his monoy in equal
shares to hia six nieces, thr-y wont off
literally like hot cakes.
Mawley junior, who really loved the
girl, marriod Besslo, and then thoy
wero all married off in batohos of two
until tho youngest refused to marry at
all, saying, with her finger at her lip,
"sho preferred to stay with fathor."
In ono year all this happoncd. Am
asa Snow waa now a successful man
his dobt8 paid aud praotico increasing.
Ono day tho rumor reached him why
had not Elisha paid for that organ?
Ho went to EliBha. '-It is time," ho
said, "lor you to disappear. 7
"1 am very contented here," pro
tested Elisha, "reading tho nowspapcrs
and sitting in tho hotol. It agrees
with me. I don't want to disappear.'
Ho liked tho adulation extended to
him on tho ground that ho was a mill
ionaire. Ho played tho easy, well-fed-rich
plutocrat revisiting hia New Eng
land homo to perfection. His acting
was consummate, because it waa nature
itself, without a mirror being hold np
to iU Ho had just that amount of
narrowness, of closo fistedness, of saga
cious doubt aa to the motives of men
who approached him for echomos of
investment; he acted the millionaire to
perfection, and ho nover overdid it.
"Amasa, l oan t go, ho said. "Ihey
think I'm suoh a good man to mako
money. They havo actually brought
monov to mo to make moro for them.
Yes, I'vo received ovor fifty thousand
dollars for investment within tho last
"Great Scott!" oxolaimed Amasa.
"This is dreadful! I sea Stato Prison
yawning before us."
"It's lust wbat the Urand American
Spread-eagle Mino needs," said Elisha,
swelling himself out "a little monoy."
"well, tako tho monoy and go, then
got I will havo nothing to do with
Amasa waa very angry. He resol
ved to bo responsible for his brothor
no longer. Ho went to his daughters,
all but one now well marriod and in
happy, well-to-do homes.
"lour undo and 1 navo had a row,"
ho said. "Ho is going back to Cali
fornia." "And tho organ, tho now library, tho
"Well, ho is mad about something.
IIo savs tho town has alicrhted him.
But ono thing must bo understood, .
whatever ho does I wash my bands
of him forever."
Elisha did leave a few days after.
no took away about a hundred thou
sand dollars of widows' and orphans'
funds, went to Ban 1 ranciaco, put his
monoy into various enterprises, paid
tho beneficiaries eight per cent interest,
was honest as the day, and died a fow
years ago worth a great deal of money,
which bo lett, share and sliaro alike, to
his brotber's six girls, and he left a
thousand dollars to the now organ.
Amasa still lives a fairly well to do
old oountry lawyoi slightly in debt
still, in East Chesterville. But ho is
tho adored grandpapa of twelve of tho
dearest littlo grandchildren, and bo of
ten says to them, benignly: "Child
ren, I havo put all and myself on
our feet. Yes, but I had to tell your
mother an awful lie?"
"What was 'tho lie, grandpoppcr?"
"I had to say tho laziest man alivo
your grandunolo, children I had to
say tho penniless old rascal your
grandfathers brother, my dears, who
had robbed me of all I had in ono of
his mines, th6 Great American Spread
Eaglo Gold and Silver I had to Bay,
and stan to it, that ho was one of the
biggest millionaires on the Pacific
coastl But that has put us on our
feet." Richard R. Roe, in Harper's
The President and His Family,
Ono of tho most interesting traits in
tho character of the President of the
United States is tho simplicity of hia
life and habits. Hia prosperity has
dono nothing to impair hia plain and
,i i .1 i - r , i XT-
oia-iasnionea ineiuoaa or living. no
faUo personal pride and no constrained
notiona of the dignity of hia ofiico havo
mado him stilted or offensive in tho
transaction of tho publio business or in
his interoourso with tho peoplo. Yet,
with all his simplicity of bearing, no
man who has ever occupied the Presi
dential ofllco haB been moro careful to
preserve ita real dignity and to make
himself an object of respect to his fel
Thero is something in tho quiot and
unostentatious waya of tho President
that tho American pooplo like and ad
mire. Horotoforo thoy havo seen so
much pompousnesa and sumptuousness
in life at the Wbito House that it is
refreshing to them to behold a citizen
thero who does not forget that he la
ono of tho people and whoso family ob
serve tho samo Democratic notion; no
scandals, no tales of extravagance, no
vulgar habits of social lifo havo beon
associated with this administration, as
thoy so often havo been with its predo-
cssora. un tho contrary it naa set n
good oxample to tho wbolo Amorioan
people, aud tho influenco of tho White
House will havo a wholesome effect on
tho lives of thousands of men and wom
en in tho United States.
What wo particularly liko about
Fresidout Cleveland is that ho does not
havo arouud him any parasites or
Not only this, but wo observo in the
President's kinsmen tho same robust
sonso and plain ways which character
ize him. They do not hang around
tho whito House and thrust themselves
before tho publio and bog for ofiico as
tho relatives of Grant, Ilayea and Gar
field did. Misa Rose Cleveland, tho
President s sister and a woman of ex
coptional ability, is quietly earning her
living as a school teacher. Tho X'lcsi
dent'a brother, William N. Cleveland,
is a modest clergyman in a New York
town whom most pooplo novcr beard of
outside ot tho community in which his
work aa a minister of tho gospol la ro
spcoted. All through tho Cleveland
stock runs this spirit of modesty, iudo
poudence and true Democratic simplici
ty and it is a pleasing sight for Ameri
cans to coutcmplato in theso days when
pnuno men and tucir relatives usually
cut up audi fantastic tricks before high
heaven when thoy are dressed in a
little brief authority Chester Democrat,
A Brave Fellow,
A Y0UNO SOLDIER, TOO BICK TO WOHK,
ORDERED TO UR BltOT UV OKK. 1JIIAQ0.
Whon Gon. Braca'a army ovaouotod
Corinth. Miss., in 18C2. thero was a
nrcat doal of sickness nmonir thn snl.
diors, nearly ono-fourth of tho army bo-
inn unfit for service.
Capt. S. R, Weston, of Comnanv H.
5th Georgia regiment, and mysolf (bo-
longing to Company E, same rcgi-
mont), woro on tho sick list and not
ablo to march, but still able to do'light
duty. So wo wero put in charrro of tho
sick of our regiment, who wero to be
sont down on a soparato train. While
wo wero at tho depot getting tho men
aboard and looking to their comfort,
wu nuuecu anotner Bquaa to our leit,
as we faced tho town, loading another
train with quartermaster's and commia-
Bary stores and evorybody seemed to be
in a hurry and in somo confnsion.
Evory straggler was put to work, and
many ot tbo sick were made to woik
who ought to havo boon in bed. Some
boisterous, overbearing fellow was
bossing tho job, and if bo ordored a
man to go to work and ho refused he
reported him at onco to Gen. Bragg,
who seemed to be superintending the
wnoie movement in person.
Finally a young soldier oamo along
on his way to tho oars for tho Biok. IIo
appeared to be about 20 years of age,
tall and handsomo, but pale and deli-
catc. The man (or brnte) commanding
the work squad saw him and yelled
"Say, young man, fall in hero and
go to work 1 Heavo these gooda Into
these cars and bo quick about it"
I he young man replied :
"I am not able to work. If I were
I would bo with my company."
"Eh ? Won't work, oh ? We'll see
about that General !" ho hollowed out
to Gen. Bragg, who waa passing,
"hero's a man who refused to" work,"
pointing at tho youth, who stood as
hrm a a rock. lien, liragg stopped
and gazed at the young man, his oyes
blazing as no other man's eyes oan
biazc, and repeated the order to help
load those cars at once. Tho young
man repeated his former answer, that
ho waa not ablo to work ; had ho been
able to work ho would be ablo to
march, and would be with hia com
Tho general's eyea seemed to flash
Pre as no exclaimed :
You daro to disobey my
"I do," calmly replied tho young
Tho general called a lieutenant of a
Louisiana company of regulars doing
guard duty, and said :
"Take six ot your company and car-
ry this man to tbat grovo and snoot
The lieutenant called out sir of his
meu and ordered them to load their
guns, and wbilo they were doing so
Gen. Bragg beckoned the lieutenant
stepped behind a garden wall, spoke
to him in a low tone not heard by any
ono else and walked away. Tho guard
marched the young man to tho grovo,
about one hundred yards to our right
placed him upon a stool strains a largo
oak and started to blindfold bim,which
he would not permit, but took oft his
gold watch and chain and a nno gold
ring from his finger, handed thom to
tho Iieutenant,and requested him to scud
them to his mother, at tbo same time
writing her namo and address on u
pieco of paper and banding it to tho
lieutenant, resumed bis position against
the tree, and, with a proud smile upon
his lips and without a tremor in hia
voice, said :
"Now, sir, I am ready."
Tho lieutenant stepped off ten paces,
brought his men to "attention,'' and
commanded, in a loud yoico distinctly
hoard by ua : "Heady 1 Aim 1
1 bocame so weak 1 thought 1 should
faint, and caught bold ot a small oak
for support and closod my eyes to shut
out tho awful deed. Thero sat the
young man, gazing into tho muzzle of
b!x muskets pointed at his heart, a sin-
gie one oi wnicn migut Bena nia aoui supporting parties and paying party ox
mto eternity in tho twinkling of an penses by assessing publio officers, and
eye. He looked on aa calmly as if ho
nlv baviner hia DhotocraDh taken. But
tho lieutonant'8 noxt command waa,
. . a ,
"Recover arms 1" which waa willinolv
and promptly obeyed. Tbo lieutenant
men stepped up to tne voting man,
. t . ,i
bade hira riso, graspod his hand in ad-
miration, returned hia watch and ring,
whioh ho reaeived with a polito bow
and tho word "Thanks," and walked
away aa unconcerned as if nothing un-
ububi uau ouuurruu.
Tho lieutenant and his mon returned
to their former position, in a fow paces
of where wo wero, and pretty Boon Gon
Bragg returned and asked :
"Whero is tbo boy ?"
"Gone," Baid the lieutenant
"What did you do ?" asked tho gon
"Just exactly aa you directed, re
plied the lieutenant, "llo handed me
his watch and.ring to send to his moth
or, took his position, refused to bo
blindfolded, said ho was ready, and
nover batted his oyea evon when wo
wero at 'aim. llo s tho bravest man 1
over saw in my lifo 1" And tears camo
into the lieutenant a eves.
"Who ia be, and whero ia ho ?" de
manded the general, evincing much in
tercst and looking in overy direction.
"1 don t know, answered tho lieu-
tonant. Hero s bia mother a namo and
address," handing him a slip of paper,
IIo glanced at it put it in his vost-
pocket, and said :
"Well, find bim. I'll proraoto him."
iinu away tney went to uuu tuo young
But whothor thoy ovci found him,
and it bo,
what camo of it, I novcr
When Gen. Bragg first gavo tho or
der to shoot the young man I Bupposo
there wero a hundred soldiers who
hoard it. They soon scampered away,
somo to work, somo to liido out, others,
too siok to do oithor took tho places
assigned them in tho oars. And only
Capt. Weston and myself, and perhaps
two or ttiree others, watched this cm-
sodo to tbo end. Those others all
thought and those still living think to
this day, that Uen. liragg had that
young man shot. Bragg was indeed n
severe disciplinarian, but not bo bad
at heart aa many deem him.
If a man ia faithful to truth, truth
will bo faithful to him. IIo need havo
no fears. Hia success ia a question of
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXI.NO 85
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL. LI, NO 31
Publio Responsibility for Mnniolpal Cor
It is only two or thrco years sinco n
nnn.ltirnfll frfinafftrmAltnn nf Ilrmrlarftv
into a railroad track betran. Thero waa
somethinc comical in tho rrenoral con-
nl.nrnnl.lnn nnrl inrlirmntinn iu fhn rrrnat. I
street was swiftly torn up and tho rallf
laid and thn work finmnlninrl. whiln nn.
bodv seemed nbln tn mirrrrpHt nnv rmn.
cdy or avoidanco ; and if Jacob Sbaq
had been a oonquering Tiraour tho Tnr-
tar, apparently ho could not havo held
tho city moro absolutoly in his power,
Two vrars havo nasscd. and tho Al
dermon, the guardians of tho city who
botrnyed it, and Jacob Sharp, to whom
it waa betrayed, havo boon tried, con-
victod, and punished ns felons, except
inoso Aiaermen who escaped and who
aro now self-exiled for life. It is of
courso shameful that such a conspiracy
waa possiblo in tho city so soon after
tho Tweed frauds t but it is alon mnst
satisfactory that nunishmont has been I
bo swift and so sure. Jacob Sharp and
tho Aldermen havo boon most justly I
nunished. But thev are not the orirjt-
nal and solo criminals. They wore in-1
deed guilty of ono of the worst crimes I
In a republic that, namely, of subvert-1
ing tho government by debauching it. I
Jacob Sharp s ottenso was not tho at-1
tempt in a oimnlo and puro political I
community to buy publio officers to aid I
his aolfish purposes ; but in a community J
where legislation was notoriously for I
sale ho bought legislation. I
For this situation publio oninion is
largely responsible, now many aciti-l
zen otherwiso intelligent baa not con-1
stantly thought and said for many a I
year that nobody was moro interested I
in the government than office-holders
who were employed by it and conse-1
quentlv that nobody ought to be more I
willing to pay political assesamenta for I
election expenses 1 This has beon tho I
law laid down by party clubs and asso-
ciations until it has thoroughly confused
publio opinion. Nominations for office
bavo been nut up at auction to tho I
highest bidder. The nrioo was paid in
tho form of a political assessment to I
the party committee, and even judges I
upon the bench have in this way paid I
for their seats. Tho assessments upon
somo of them havo amounted to thou
sands of dollars. Men receiving nomi
nations to tho Assembly bavo been
mado to pay great sums. Why ? and
with what understanding T
Thev are eenerallv men totallv unfit I
for Buch publio trusts, but peculiarly I
of intelligence forbids the expectation I
uueu iu uiu puny iuuis. iueir graue I
of publio service, but it especially quail-1
fi.es them to be the unscrupulous agents I
of Dartv bosses. Thev are made to oav
heavily for nominations which aro I
equivalent to elections, because it is I
understood that thoy will reimburse I
themselves by sellincr their Iertslative I
votes. This is bo generally understood I
that when a bill is introduced in tbo I
Legislature which ia known as "a I
strike a bill, tbat is to say winch I
threatens groat injury to privalo prop-1
erty in tho city tho property-holders I
do not depend upon their represonta-
tives their representatives aro tho
strikers ; they do not confide in tho in-1
tolligenco and honor of tho Logialaturo I
thoy bavo had too much expcrienco'l
but they raiso a purso and send an
agent with it to defeat the bill, flow 7
by buying tho votes of legislators
In this condition ot altaira Jacob
Sharp wishes to secure for himself and
tor nothing, an exceedingly valuable
franchise whioh is at tho disposition of
the Aldermen, lie knows that legis
lation may bo bought at Albany, and
he naturally inters mat it is tor sale at
tho Newiork City Hall. IIo con
frequently selects his agents and makes
his purchase, lie does what it ia no-
torious tbat great and respectable cor
poration do, what political committees
and respectable politicians do. He
"soaps" tho ways, and buys what ho
wants. And why do the politicians
and Jacob anarp buy i uccause of a
situation nroduoed by the theory that
public office is private plunder, a theory
whioh ia maintained by tho practico of
whioh ia constantly strengthened by
tnwrA Himnln hnnoBt.v n.n1 nlnn.l,-.nH.
i 1 J --
I ennesa in nolitics as nambv-namhv nnn.
tlmontnl.tv n,l nfWri Hn5:m U
Pharisaio assumption of superior virtue.
I . ...
The most vital lmnort of a 1 imbl o
questions at present ia corruption in
government a corruption whioh is
largely duo to tho doctrine that publio
placo ia tho proper spoila of party,
This prinoiplo, when applied to the
whoio subordinate body ot administra-
ti0n. means simnlv that Dartv work nf
any kind is to be rewarded by tho pub-
Ho money. Tho venality of politics
necessarily follows, and tho sale of
nominations, the corruption of elections
and tho bribery of legislators aro thn
logical consequences. Jacob Sharp is
tbo type of this tendenoy and of its ro-
suit, lie is a text worth pondering
and improving. George William
Curtis, in Harper's Magazine for
His Flyship on a Spree,
Tho bartender said : "A roach ia a
happy, harmless drunkard, but liquor
makes a flv nuarrelsomo." At that in-
stanco a big houso fly fell into a glasa
.t .1 .l.. f .1..
tora of tho roach a debauoh was pro-
paring to drink. The fly was rescued
from tho wino and laid on the counter.
Ho appeared at first to be dead, but ho
finally revived, struggled to his feet
and triod to walk away. Ono of tho
spectators thrust his finger before tho
lly a bead, but lus tlysbip paid no hood
to tho act llo walked about in a cir-
?lu a"d staggered like a toper. Ocoas-
lonauy mo luga un uuu nuo oi nia uuuy
would give out and ho would tall ovor
on his back, wearily wavo Ins legs in
tho air and then lio motionless and su
premely contented. A magnifying
glass was produced aud a view of tho
lly s counlcnanco Bbowed tbat hia eyes
wero glassy and hia expression idiotic
aa compared with that of tho temperate
fly. When tho wino had boj;un to
fully assert its power the lly struggled
to hia feet and proceeded to viudicato
tho bartendor'a estimate of him. Ho
reeled along tho counter until ho met a
Bobcr fly that was making towards n
cube ot loat sugar. 1 ho toper darted
towards tho temperate fly aud attacked
hira with malice aforethought Tho
temnerato fly tried in vain to escape
Then ho turned on hia assailant, rolled
him oyer on his back and left him with
his legs in the air,
In a Oataleptio Tranoo for Months.
TIITC SLEEP OK A WO M KH ml JOLIET
FlttOHTENlNO A 1'IOtIS OLD
Tho caio of Mrs. Horbcrt, tbo cala-
leptio of St. Joseph's hospital, Joliut,
111., appears to balllo tho modlcal men.
For 219 days she iM slept, and all tho
ingenuity nnd skill that havo been
brought to bear to bring her back to
consoiousnesa have boon unavailing.
Sho has wasted away until now alio is
almost a phantom. Sho rarely moves
a musclo. Tho Blooper gavo every
body a surpriso Monday, 22nd Inst.
Mrs. Burns, who know Mrs. Herbert
boforo her catalepsy, occupies tho samo
ward with her, and was left alono for
a timo with tho slcopor. Sister Bar
bara, hearing an alarm from that ward,
bastonod thither nnd lound iura.
Burns crouched upon tho floor, cross
mg herself vigorously and in ft stato
of great CXcitemoUt. When question
Ifd "he told tho following story of hor
oxporienco with Mrs. Herbert:
"Lord help me, but 1 thought I'd
hnvo fit when I saw tho lida of hor
ycs rN UP auQ" sn0 lookln' at mo witl
a'l he might, as if Bho'd look a holo
through mo body. When bIio seen
how bad I was scared sho set up a
laughin' and thin, boforo I could got a
ora ln edgeways, biio begin to rattle
away about her poighbors as fast ai a
horso could trot. Tho sound of her
wouuari wwu yam iuu u
P"11 'n mo car8i al,d I shook mo hand
at hor by way of bidding her stop her
olattcr, but sho kep right on lek sho
was wound up fur a month. At last
she stopped long enough to tako hor
uroam wnen i axea wuy it was sua
didn't spoak to her children whin they
camo to see her t other day. Wud yo
believe it? Tho minuto I put that to
"or she snapped her oyea shut lek two
traP8 nnd, tor jaws wont togothor liko a
bang. Diviltho word moro could I get
onl OI Dor ana so i caucu to oisicr
Barbara and towld her just what I'm
tolling ye now. I haven't got ovor tho
t"ght it a given mo yet, aud it it wasn't
that I have tho rheumatics so bad iu
me legs I d bov been out of tbo room
the moment sho opened her eyes."
Dr. Ward, tho physician who has
attendod Mrs. Horbert olosoly, had a
similar oxperienco with hor about two
months ago. Sho had then been asleep
tnreo months. One day no obsorved
that the pose of tho women's head in-
dicated that sho had beon leaning for
ward and had quickly straightened it
up as he entered the room. Her hands
woro extremely cold and hor lips a deep
purple. Her face was as pallid as
death. Tho doctor told her to stand
op. bho did not move until he touch
ed her shoulder, when she immediately
stood up aa requested, hor arms hang-
ing lifeless at her sidea. Tho doctor
then had a small footstool placed in
her path, and then said :
"Now, Mrs. Herbert, we will tako
our morning walk."
'it may have been imagination,
said tho doctor, "but I thought I saw
tho suggestion of a smile play about
the corners of her mouth as I snoke to
hor. However, holding her hand in
iuiuu ji iuu l-ju way iu tuu ueuiru in iuu
room, where Sister Barbara had placed
the footstool, and as wo neared it 1
quickened the paco somewhat and Mrs.
Horbert triimed over it and would cer-
tainly hayo fallen had I not been thcro
to catch her. Aa sho straightened her
self up sho opened hor 07es for a mo-
ment onlv and then hnrst out laucrhinrr.
It seemed to bo a hjstcrioal laugh, but
sho was over it in a moment and sho
became apparently as insensible aa over
to any physical emotion from tbat day
until yesterday, when sho is alleged to
havo talked at length to Mrs. Burns.
It is certain that sho ia now as fist
asleep as ever, and it ia a grave quca
tion whether her noxt awakening,
should tho intcrrognum of apathy bo
oxtendod to tho same period as has been
I noted in tho past, will not bo in another
Mrs. Herbert receives only about
enough food daily to sustain lifo in a
bird, tho doctors say, and it ia their
opinion that sho cannot long live in her
present condition. Lancaster Intelli
gencer. Prayer and Business.
HOW REAL ESTATE DEALS ARE CARRIED
ON IN DAKOTA SANCTUARIES.
On Wednesday ovening, about two
months ago, a prayer meeting was held-
by tho members of one ot tho leading
churches in Aberdeen, this Territory.
Owing to somo repairs being made in
tuo cnurcn Dtuiding, it took placo at
tho residence of a prominent member
of tho church, named Dawson, who
waa also a leading real cstato dealer.
Tho oity waa at that timo in tho height
of a boom.
Rev. Bagloy had ohargo of tho meot-
ing, and, after a number of thoso pres
. , , 1 . I. : 1
I . jiyuirj iuu reyuruiiu
gentleman called on Brother Dawsoi
" accordingly knelt by a chair, nnd,
I flltnr o tl 1 1 1 n rr mrriilnntiAn aoi.-l.
.r . ""b .u
"And wo iIcb'ko to further thank
Theo this ovening for allowing mo to
put my new north side addition upon
"Hold on, brothor,
hold on," inter-
rupted Uov. Bagley.
"It hardly seoras
10 me Pr.Pcr toiy.u t0 mtroduco pri-
vat0 reT cal,ato Moals 10 a BupphcMion
at a church prayer meeting. Don't
do it Brothor Dawson."
But Brother Dawson waa of a stub
born disposition and this only mado
him moro determined. IIo continued:
"As I was saying, I desire to return
thanks for thy providential guidance
wbilo placing my north aido addition
on tho market Aa Thou probably
knowest I havo thrown tho entire ad
dition on tho market at S150 per lot,
tbongh thoy aro all woll worth "
How's that, brother?" put in Rev.
Bagley, eagerly, as ho took his faco
out of his bands and pocred sideways
over his spectacles from where ho was
kneeling in trout of tho sofa.
I "1iV.nr linnrlrnil mwl fiftir
Four hundred aud fifty dollars a
lot, elder," answered Brother Dawson.
"Good gracious! ' replied tho minis
ter, aa ho arose, "there's money in those
lots at that figure. Just mo down for
for a block of nbout six. I'm willing to
put my pile iu north sido dirt nt that
rato at any timo. lioro, fatster l)aw
Bon, bring us a pen a minuto till vt o
draw up tbo deed. I don't protend to
tako any chances on monkey buainesa
on aa good a deal as this. Just ro-
mam kneeling, friends, this matter
won't tako but a moment's time."
Willie Gives Away the Old Man.
From the Nebraska State Journal.
"Mother," said tho five-year-old do-
mon just as Mrs. Oldboy waa prepar
ing to leavo homo on a eix weeks visit,
"what a become oi tho lur you used to
wear lafct Winter ?"
"Locked up, Willie; why t"
"Say, baa wings growed on it t '
"No; why do vou ask buoh silly
" Uausc l benrd pop buv tbia raor:-
ing ho would make tho fur. fly nhllo
you aro away."
iho trunks were at onco unpacked
and the look that came Into Mrs, Old
boy 'a, faco made the clock atriko 84.