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I was acting as Paymaster and Chief
CommissaryiClerk ior a firm of grade
contractors upon tlio Northwestern
road, which was thou pushing through
Northern Nebraska Into the adjacent
Territory of Wyoming.
Wo woro uoini somo Heavy orauinir
nd rock work, and with n larao forco
woro poshing tho work day and night
11 order to act out ot tco way ot tlio
track, which had then advanced to a
point within a day's rido of us.
Wo had to lot pay day slip by with
out paying tho men, and hoped to satis
fy them by tho issue of titno checks
until tho track should overtake up, and
our money could como to us with littlo
risk on tho construction train. But,
thrcoorfour days after "paying off"
time, some of the men began to grow
BuspioioiH and to grumble, and threat
ened to quit work until their checks
wero cashed. They were afraid wo
might somehow slip up on them and
they wouldn't get their monoy.
As wo vvero in desperate need of
overy available haud, it was necessary
that the men should bo saUelioil. so
it was determined that I should go to
Chadron, our supply base and baiikitiK
poiut, and bring up enougn monoy 10
pay tho men thetr last month s wages
which amounted to about four thous
I decided to co alono. I set out
that night on horseback, and reached
tho "ei.d of track" at Crawford (Tiding
the next morning in timo to leave my
horse at a neighboring ranch corral,
and cot aboard a supply train which
had just unloaded, and waa now going
At Chadron the supply etorn of tho
main contractor, a huge, roughly built
shed, stood at a side track about forty
rods from tho main street of tho town.
Hero I was accustomed to order sup
plies, and get drafts for money from
tho book-keeper from timo to timo.
That morning, after finishing my
business with the supply department, I
went to tho book-keeper to procure a
draft. A crowd of railroad laborers
were waiting before his window to get
their timo checks cashed, or secure
passes to go up or down tho road. I
noticed that two of those men wero
better dressed than tho others, but
thought nothing of tho circumstance.
1 awaited my turn at tho window,
and handed tho book-keepor a slip of
paper on which was written, "Four
thousand threo hundred and forty-seven
dollars and fifty cents, Pay Roll Rod
ney and Curtis " He made mo a draft
for tho amount named, folded it care
lessly, thrust it through tho window,
and took the receipt which I had just
written, and then turned to tho next
As I left the storo I passed tho two
men whom 1 bad noticed at the win
dow, and it struck me, upon a moro
attentive view, that thev wero rather
sharpers than workingmen, although I
had seen them cash two time-checks,
and get passes for somo point up the
road. Tho construction train did not
leave until 3 o'clock that afternoon,
and I lounged upon the shady stoop
of the Chadron House, watching the
passers by and chatting with tho land-
lord, who was an old acquaintance of
mine when I lived in tho East. I hod
a pleasant dinner with him, and after
the meal was finished, I walked across
the square to Lako & Haley's Bank, at
the corner of the two principal streets
of tho town, where I cashed tho draft.
Tho bills I received I stuffed into
various side pockets of my clothes, and
stowed a sack of silver change into
small leather "grip" which I carried iu
1 beard a locomotivo whistle and,
turning walked quickly out of tho bank.
As I reached tho sidewalk, I was
startled to see tho two men who had
before attracted my notice step rather
hastily away from the sidewalk in
front of tho bank windows, and walk
across tho street.
I was satisfied that thoy had watch
ed me as 1 cashed my draft. My ens
siciouB wero thoroughly aroused by
this circumstance, and when, an hour
later, I stepped into tho caboose of tho
construction ttain, and discovered the
mon lounging uikmi two cracker barrels
smoking their pipos, it did not need
their evident avoidance of tho direct
stare I gave them,the moment I catered
to convince me that thoy wero after
I now hcartilv berated myself for
not having exercisod greater cautiou
while at Chadron. I should have
waited uutil I could seo the book
keeper alone beforo I obtained mv
check, and should have had my cash
made up by the clerk at tho bank,
and brought to my room at tho hotel,
as might easily bavo beon done. But
it is easy enough, after you have done
toolisb thing, to think how much
better you might have managed it.
While I sat upon one ot tho band
bonches iu the caboose, with my "grip"
lying boneath tho seat, I considered
how I Bhould dodgo tho two fellows
at Urawiord. u'nero was no danger
that I should be robbed on tho train,
as thero were at least twenty passen
gers on board Presently one of tho
men saunterod up to my seat, sat down
by me, and began to talk.
"Seo t" said ho, "You'ro with Rodney
an' Curtis, ain't yob, ono o' their fore
1 answered carelessly that 1 was in
"Paul V I'b goin' up tho road look-
in tur a rook lob. Were strikers.
Could yo hiro us, d'yo think V
"Certainly, said I, ''wo need moro
badly, especially good strikers. Will
givo you two dollars a day, and you
can work a part of the night shift, if
Then, as unconcernedly as I could
I went on to tell him about our work,
and directed him bow to tiiul our head
quarters. I told him I should leave
Crawford after breakfast the next
morning on horseback, aud that ho and
bis partnor could undoubtedly hnd
freight wagon thoro on which to take
passage for our oamp.
After some further conversation will
the man a young-looking, wiry, dark
faced fellow he went over to talk to
his "pard," and no doubt thoy con
gratnlated themselves on his success
. t 1 r i
iu uiruwmg me uu my guaru.
On my arrival at Crawford I wont
to tho company's tent, where food aud
other supplies brought on tlio cou
Btructiou trains were stored until they
, could be shipped forward by wagou
tho saddles hut could find nothing of
tho man. iouth a Companion.
AUTUMN BunoTlTABBOR DAY.
IlAititisiiDito, Sent. 29, 1889.
Wiikkeas. Many of our schools
wero deprived of tho privilego of co'o-
guard tho money without troublo that brating tho Spring Arbor Day, and
night, and it was arranged that I should many moro aro desirous of having n
start for tho grading oamp at threo regular Fall Arbor Day to givo still
o'clock tho next morning. By leaving greater emphasis to tho good cause ;
at bo early nn hour I behoved that I And Whkhbas, i Tho "Pennsylvania
could balllo pursuit by any robbers who Forestry Association,'' which has a'-
to points whero our forces wero at work.
Thero I explained tho situation to the
two clerks in chnrgo ot tho lent, and
said that I wished to spend tho night
I was armed with n good "six-shoot
er," aud tho Clerks had each a ngnt
Winchester rillo. They said wo could
ready accomplished so much goou,
hold its fourth annual meeting in
Philadelphia, Ootober 13-18, and has
asked that tho day, it possible, should
como within that tune; wo thcroforo
might have conspirod to follow me.
My pony a tough Uregon halt-brood
was piokotcd that evening behind
tho suppl v tent, and tho clerks and I
took turns in Billing on guard at the
opening of tho tent. I saw nothing appoint Friday, October 18, 1889 as a
of tho two "strikers'' after wo left tho Fall Arbor Day, to bo obsorved by
tram, and no suspicious person ap- our fublio schools.
proaohing tho tent that night. 1 1 The results to bo reachod by the ob
shifted tho silver from my "grip" into servanco of Arbor Day aro not yo. no-
a pair of saddle-bags, and, armed with comphshed. Whero school grounds
ray revolver nnd a borrowed Win- aro already properly ornnmonted with
ehestcr rillo and a belt of cartridges, groves and lawns, so that no further
mounted my pony at threo o'clock tho work of tho kind is needed, let such a
next morning to completo my journey, sentiment bo established among tho
Day was just breaking when I camo cluldi en by suitable exercises and in
to the fork of the trail at Fott Robi- structions as shall mako itself felt In
eon, two miles out from Urawiord sui- all their homes, by loading to 1110
ipi. Both routes led to tho grading nlanlinc of fruit and shado trees, the
ono trail lay through White enlargement of fruit orchard, and tho sor is c
canon and tho othor led to my ornamentation of yards with shrubbery taking
destination by way of Driftwood. On and vines. Let tho schools, by repeat
ed celebrations ot Arbor day, cre.ito
such a general, wide sproad foeling in
this matter as shall mVo it impossiblo
for tho noxt generation at least, to lay
out or enlarge n hamlet or village or
city without having in view wide,
i-haded streets and lawns nnd parks,
and embowered drivo-ways, which will
give so much additional charm lo the
beautiful scenery of our Common
wealth. Lot our Superintendents bring this
subject beforo their Institutes, local
and general, so that nil our toad's -s
may be induced to oxort thoir influenco
10 every county, aim iu very luuuuiy,
to rrako homes more lovely, and vil
lages and towns moro attractive add
beiulitnl, until tho advancing educa-
1 1. ,ir '
iion ot 1110 people snail biiow useu 111
tho changed character of its surround
ings. Especially let our Normal Sohools
mako good usn of Arbor Day, not
only in beautifying their own grounds,
but in enforcing tho educational po er
of tree planting among tho young. To
mark tlio growth of trees planted by
our hands to feel by sympathizing
touoh tbeir strength advancing with
our stre igth to gather largest of
ft iiit that would not have been but for
our planting to learn to love Naturo
by sweet companionship with fondly
cherished forms of her own life, until
this love widens into tlio lovo of God,
who in wisdom hath mado them all
this is a part of education which can
not bo too largely dwelt upon, and is
worthy tho most careful attention of
our Normal Schools elsowhero.
Arbor Day can and will accomplish
great results if tho schools will but
There wero a few box alder-trees and keep fresh tho continued observance of
several clusters of plum bush closo it and many will como to realize,
under tho rocks on the right. I grasp- with Virgil, that tho husbandman's
ed the bronco's 'rein, and led him in life is fortunate, did ho but know it,
of tho thorn aud with its peaceful retreats in wide
fields and cool valleys, under slumber
ous trees, where God is worshipped
and fathers are venerated, nnd whero
justico makes her last steps beforo
leaving the world.
E. E. Hiouf.r,
Superintendent Public Instruction.
of these routes I must take, and as the
men who wero "shadowing mo bo-
lioved that 1 would proceed by way of
Driftwood I chose tho Whito River
canon route, a rough, new trail that
for seventeen miles led through a
tumbled, rocky gorge or canon in tho
bottom of whioh rippled merrily tho
little streamlet that is tho beginning of
tho White Kiver.
I urged my pony at a good paco
until after sunrise, I passed a camp of
freighters who wero preparing their
breakfast, and later met several wagons
on tho move, which ulievcd tho loneli
ness of my rido and caused mo to feel
moro sectii'c. As tho morning was
hot nnd oppressive 1 now proceeded
About half an hour alter meeting
tho freighters I baited at ono of tho
numerous creek crossings, and dis
mounted to drink and to eat a part ol
the lunch of crackers and dried beef
which I had brought from tho cominis
nary tent. As 1 had no cup 1 stretched
raysclt out upon tho rocks at tno edge
of tho current, nnd buried my nose in
tho cool water of tho spring-fed stream.
As 1 lav drinking, with my head
just abovo the water, a distant Bound
of horses boots struck on my ear. J
ceased to drink, listened intently, aim
soon heard distinctly tho noise of
horsemen coming rapidly up to tho
I sprang to mv feot iu alarm. My
first impulse was to mount my pony
and apply the spurs, but as his gait,
a racking galop, was a very slow on"
1 camo to tho sudden conclusion 10
dodge into tho brush and let tho
horsemen, whoever thoy were, go bv.
TANNER TO DALZELL.
EX-C0MMIISI0NKIt OK PENSIONS WBI" El
AN 1NTEHESTING Lr7rTK.lt.
Tho following is tho lottor from ox
Commissioner Tanner to Hon. J. M.
Washington v. c, Sept. 19tb, 1889.
Hon. J. M. Dalzall, Caldwell :
My Deau Dalzeli. I havo yours
of tho 10th. I think I havo read all
that has boon printed as coming from
your lips or pen. For your grert
warmth of good fcoling I thank you
from tho bottom of my heart. And
uow, onco for all about tho deputy
ship, 1 want to say to you that tho
President never said ono word to mo
about you. I oannot como out and
say that publicly , you must not quoto
it j but it is God's truth. Tho appoint
ed first doputy was from Noblo's state,
and had lost two limbs. Ut courso 1
couldn't kick. I imagino that your
keen oyo has caused you to discern
and that you aro contemplating tho
effect in Ohio of two things reoenlly
dono in tho pension ofilco. When I
say recently I moan Binco I praotically
went out, for while I am a comtnls
Bioner, and will bo nntil my succes
sor is appointed and qualiuicd, I am
taking no part in tho duties of tho
office, holding myself on lcavo.
While commissioner I issued two
orders which I thought, and still think,
woro mighty good ones. First, that
33,000 men on the pension roll at loss
than S I a month, should all, unless
they had a medical examination with
in a year, bo ordored for examination
before their homo board, with a viow
to putting them up at least 8-1 a month
pension or drop them off tho rolls, for
it was and is my opinion that for a
mau who is worthy of any pension at
all, a dollar a week is small enough to
consider a pension. My second order
was that thereafter, in tho settlement
of a pension claim, tho order ot a
private, if ho was a man of good
charaotor aad standing, should amount
behind tho thickest
I had little titno to think or act be
fore tho horsemen camo up at a galop.
I peered through the leaves as they
rattled on, and discovered that they
wero six riders, and that the strikers
wero in tho lead. Thoy passed my
hiding-nlaco without an apparent sus
picion that I was concealed there, and,
though still much alarmed, I was con
gratulating myself that I had outwit
ted them when, just as they rodo into
the water, my pony lifted up his head
and uttered a shrill, inquiring whinny.
The party instantly halted. Every
rider turned his face eagerly in my
direction, and a half-dozen rifles and re
volvers wero jerked into readiness for
action. My pony whinnied again be
foro I could get a grip upon his muz
zle, and I felt that unless somo unex
pectedly fortunato circumstanco inter-
vened 1 should lose the money and
probably my life. Tho horsemen were
determined, villainous-looking men,
and as I glanced about I buw they had
a great advantago over me. Tho scat
tered patches of pino scrub on the
steep baro sides of tho gorgo offered
mo but littlo shelter for a retroat, and
tho bushes behind which I stood were
but a slight protection against heavy
bullets. At a second whinny of iny
horse tho men dismounted and stood
behind tbeir animals.
"He's in there, sure," I heard one
of them Bay. "Spread out, boys, an'
lets surround thorn bushes."
Without wniting to hear any moro
I thrust tho Winchester through tho
tops of a plum bush and fired at the
nearest horse, aiming at its nouy
back of tho shoulder. Tho animal
wont down with a groan, and tho man
behind it sprang back with a fietco
My only hopo now lay in swift ao
tion and certain aim. A quick motion
of the lover reloaded and cocked my
Wincheste., and almott boforo the
horse had fallen to tho ground I had
aimed aud fired at tho fellow as ho
turned to rnn for cover.
He foil but got up and ran again.
Shifting my aim, I opened a rapid fire
upon tho other horses and men. Tho
robbers returned a lew uasty aim inet
foctual shots and then scattered in
flight. When I had fired the seven
teen Bhots, which emptied my repent
ing rillo, threo horses lay 011 tho bord
er of tho canon at various distances
away, and ono man with 0 broken log
was dragging himself toward tho shel
ter of tho oreok bank. His compan
ions had tied down tho canon, two on
foot and two on horseback. '1 hrce or
four of their shots had struck in thu
brush about ini, but none had hit me.
Tho, sudden, fierce determination
which had seized upon mo, and tho
swift, effectivo firing followed, were as
much a surpriso to raysolf as thoy
t.n.,o l.nnn t a l,n Hrnirl n..mla
UUUlll liatu uctu iu mw wi.v, ,.vmvo,
who no doubt believed thero was moro
than 0110 shooter behind tho bushes
that sheltered me. 1 dared not stop
to look after tho wounded man, who
undoubtedly would havo fired at mo
if I had approached him, Mounting
my pony and keeping as much as pos
sible under cover of bushos, I rode ray
animal at his best up tho canon.
About fivo miles from tho eccno of
tho shooting I camo upon a graders'
camp, and sent somo of tho men to
look after the woundod robber and to
secure tho sadd'es of tho fallen horses.
i' I afterward learned that they got
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Harper's Weekly says: Tho lato
Pennsylvania Republican convention
was notablo chiefly for its adulation of
Senator Quay, of that Stato, who was
Chairman of tho Republican National
Committee during tho last campaign.
When tho President of tho convention
referred in his speech "to Chairman
Quay's magolficont leadership," thero
was "long continued applause'' Then
followed tho roading of tho platform,
which' rejoiced groatly in tho ylotory
of 1888, "first, beoauso it was fought
and won undor Pennsylvania leader
ship and upon a Pennsylvania plat
form :" and agoiu, moro distinctly and
amply, it declared that "tho thanks of
tho Republicans of tiro Commonwealth
aro duo and hereby tondored to Mat
thow S. Quay, for tho honorable and
masterful way in which ho conducted
tho campaign." What was this "mag
nlficienr and "honorablo" and "mas
terful loadershlpV Lincoln, Sumner,
Soward and Andrew wero Republican
leaders. Thoy wero men of tho high
est ability, who with noblo oloquonoo
taught tho country Republican prin
ciples, who maintained by rosistloss ar
gument Republican policy, and by
thoir personal character won tho on
thusiastio confidonco of tho whole par
ty and tho respect of their opponents.
Mr. Quay is totally unknown as a load
er in ovory senso of tho word. His re
putation is wholly that of a party boss.
He is a magnificont an I masterful
lcador like ex-Senator Dorsey and Mr.
Thomas Piatt, or liko tho elder Cam
eron, whom tho Pennsylvania platform
eulogizos with Mr. Tanner and Mr.
Mr. Dorsey's magnificent and mas
terful leadership carried o'octions by
"soap." Mr. Quay's by marshaling
floaters In blocks of fivo. Mr. Quay
was known ta tho country beforo tho
last campaign solely by tho strong de
nunciation of Republican journals. A
few years ago, aocordirg to tho Phila
delphia Press, in tho caso of attomp.
ed bribery of mombors of tho Legisla
ture of Pennsylvaniaj Mr. Quay being
then Seoretary of tho Commonwealth,
'connived at crimo by setting the
criminal frco in defiance of tho Consti
tution and law." When ho was Lying
to Becuro a nomination as Stato Treas
urer, tho Press asked how this story,
told upon overy Democratic stump,
was to bo met. "Mr. Quay a nomina
tion," it said, "would raiso questions
and involve risks which would imperil
tho result of tho canvass." And
again, hinting at his connection with
. , .i 1. i .1 : .1.
it said :
What is still moro Important, such a
campaign would inevitably lift the lid from
tho administration of the Treasury itself,
and uncover secrets bofore which Republi
cans would stand dumb.
Tho New York Tribune, alluding
to thoso things and the conduct of Mr.
Quay, said :
A more insolent defiance ot public senti
ment has not becu seen sinco Tweed as'ted
tho taxpayers of Now York what they were
going to uo about it.
This was Mr. Quay's "magnificent'1
and "honorablo" and "masterful" lead
ership in his own stato as estimated by
his own journals. What was it last
year in tho country? Did it Ho in his
eloquenco or his argument! Was :1
tho leadership of intelleot or oharacter
o- personal enthusiasm! No; it was
of another kind. Tho Voice has
chown that Mr. Clarkson, tho present
First Assistant Postmaster-General,
who was Vice President nmer Mr.
Quay of the Republican National
Committee, bribed two of the clerks of
the Voice to furnish its mail lists to
tho Republican committee That Mr.
Quay was ignorant of tho transaction
will bo behoved by thoso who believe
tn na vttmVi t Vi o ont 1 1 nrvt An t r ( n ollim
as the word of a man who has perhaps irregularities which it oharged in tho
worn tho shoulder straps of a second uaSul" l ""
lieutenant. Tho acting commissioner
revoked both of theso orders, accord
ing to tho Washington Post and
other papers, but as bo is a mau who
dare not say his soul is his own, he
did it under tho instructions of Noblo
or Bussoy. I am told this afternoon
that the order revoking ray decision in
small pension cases ha been rescinded,
but you can seo what tbo spirit is, and
how under hoaven's name are thoy go
ing to mako tho boys bclievo thoro is
to bo no chango in the policy !
Smith has also issued an order stop
ping all rcratings. He did not objeot
to it until after I had rnrated him up
to S72 for tho loss of his arm and log,
thereby putting SG.035 in his pookot.
1 held and still hold that ho was cur
ly entitled to it, but is it not contempt
ible that a man who had had that dono
for him, and who acquiesced cordially
in his own case, should now bo so pro
nounced against the rerating of poor
devils who, perhaps from tho effect of
malarial poisoning, chronio diarrhoea,
or somo disoaso ol that kind, Buffer
twico as much as a man does from
amputation. 1 want to say to you
that I did not resign until tho president I that Mr. Dorsey know nothing of the
and tho secretary bad both said to mo "soap" sent to Indiana, and Mr. Dud-
comnlclo I ley nothing ot "floaters in biocu
Recovenng The Logs.
the i.uiihekmkn's exchanoe have fin
ished THEIR WORK ALONO THE
lllVEll AT 8UNUURY.
A correspondent writing from Sun
bury says: Tho contractors for re
moving logs for tho Lumbermen's Ex
change, havo finished rolling tho logs
off ot the bank in this city, except tho
logs that a number of persons havo
caught sinco tho Hood, and claim fifty
contB per log. 1 ho contractors com
menced to drag and roll in tho logs on
tho Snyder county side, and after got
ting a few rolled in they wero stopped
by the log catchers. The contractors
havo three flats, ono having a stable
thereon for tho accommodation of tho
teams, ouo for tho logmen and ono for
tho blacksmiths. Thoy movo about
whero tho work is to bo dono along
tho Susquehanna river. Tlio logs
along thu West Branch aro nearly all
in, many of them being dragged for
miles off of tho farm land near the
river, and towod to this city by steam
boat to tho jack mill whero they load
fifty cam a day for Williamsport, aud
they do not expect to get tho logs all
out this fall.
Payment of Mortgages.
Oil tho 7th of May Governor Beav
er approved an act of Assembly which
will bo found to bo of interest and
profit to many people It reads as
follows: "That from and after tho
passago of this act it shall bo tho duty
of tho holdor or holders ot mortgagos
recorded in the proper office at least
onco overy threo years to oau'o to bo
ontered on tho margin of tho record
thereof all payments ot oither princi
pal dobt, or Interest, or both, mado by,
or in bohalf of mortgagor, on being
tendered or paid tho legal fee for such
cniry or entries by tho mortgagor or
any ono interested in tho property
coverod by tho mortgage, cither as tbo
owner or as a lien creditor. If tho
holder or holders of any such raort
gago shall uoglect or refuse, after writ
ten request and tendor of tho legal feo
therefor for a period of throe months,
to causo to bo entered on tho record ot
any such raortgago any and all Btioh
payments of principal or interest, or
bolh, suoh holder shall bo liablo to pay
to any party interested therein who
shall have mado such tender and re
quest tho sum of 100 for each failuro
to oomnly with tho provisions of this
act, said sum to bo recoverod by any
Court of record whoro a proper service
may bo had iu action of debt."
Makes tho lives of many peoplo miser
able, and often leads to self ilcstvuo
tion. Wo know of no remedy for dys
pepsia morn successful than Hood s
Sarsaparilla. It acts gontly, yet stiro-
ly and elliciontly, tones tho stomach
and other organs, removes tho faint
leelin-f, creates a good appetite, cures
headache, and refreshes tho burdened
mind, uivo lioods sarsaparilla a
.fair trial. It will do you good.
iu tho same minute that tho
report of the investigating committee
which lay beforo tham contained no
word which could impeach the honesty
of my aotion in tho slightest degree.
Then I had to considor whether I was
man enough to decline to continuo iu
a position whoro I knew my immedi
ate oflio'al superiors did not desiro
me, oven conceding that I could stay
against their wishes, whioh was not at
I have not tho slightest doubt but
that I would havo been removed if I
had not resigned in fact I know it.
Noble had certainly pronounced his
ultimatum to bo my head or his
resignation, and of courso a bieak in
his cabinet would havo embarrassed
Harrison greatly. Now that 1 havo
tho completo report, and have gone
through it carofully and thoroughly, I
say to you, as ono whoso good opinion
I value, that all under heaven they
charged me with is too much liberality
and too much speod in tho granting of
pensions. I think you will agree with
mo that wo havo had impecuuiosity
and procrastination enough, bo that it
would take more than six months of
my time to bring it up to a decent
average Of tho future I know noth
ing. If tho boys, and particularly
thoso in Ohio, acquiesce, why it is safe
to say that Tanner will bo loft where
ho is in tho soup.
Among tho promotions announced
in the pension ollico is that of Harrison
T. Bruce, of Colorado, to bo a member
of tho board of ponsion appeals in tho
Secretary's oflico for 2,000 a ) oar.
Ho has boon detailed for duty iu the
s-jcretary's oflico for somo months, and
was appointed by tho secretary ono of
tho commission which investigated tho
pension oflico. Don't you tnink it
would havo looked a little bolter if
they had waited at least until I had
passed out of official life beforo thoy
promoted him ! Somo will bo cynical
enough to rclloct upon cause and
effect, service and reward. With all
ray heart , very truly yours.
P. S. I havo writton to you with
great freedom. Don't givo mo any
causo to regret it by saying anything
nbout this lottcr. It is to you sololy.
fivo,' or of "a trusted man with ne
cessary funds in charge" of them.
Mr. Quay's leadership was illustrat
ed also in tho enormous sum of money
raised by Mr. Wanamaker and devot
ed to tbo final expenses of tho cam
paign. Probably thoro is not a single
person in tho country who is compe
tent to havo an opinion upon tho sub
ject who believes that all this money
was legitimately used by Mr. Quay.
Thero has never beon any accounting
for its use, and thero never will be.
Undoubtedly it went to meet M.-.
Dorsey's "soap." But howover it may
havo been used, Mr. Quay's candidate
waa elected by "magnificent" and
"honorable" leadership of this kind.
This is the leader who is now tho
Republican hero of Pennsylvania. His
conduct, which tho Philadelphia Press
and tho New York Tribune have de
scribed as we havo seen, is praised
with an enthusiasm of acclamation to
which there seems to have been no dis
sent. It is also announced that bo is
to bo urged by Pennsylvania as its
candidate for the Presidency. Should
tho movement succeed, we may expect
Mr. Dorsey to be associated with him
as Vice President, and in tho event of
thoir election, probably Mr. Piatt
would not bo again disappointed in
securing tho Treasury; nor could Mr.
Dudley's equally magniticicnt and hon
orable services bo overlooked.
Tho now firo boat which Now York
will havo noxt spring will be ono of tho
nautical wonders of tho port. She is
to throw four solid four-inch Btronuis
of wator, and tho rango of theso stroams
will bo from 850 to 150 feet solid
water, not spray. It is assorted that
tho firemen can bore through tho brick
and stono walls along shore with oaso
with theso streams, just as minors in
tho mountains boro into and wash
down tho faces of solid cliffs with
stroams carriod down tho mountain
The Boi ,-ower.
"Bat you nro suroly mad. How can
you think of borrowing monoy on
thoso terms and from people of that
"My dear follow," repliod Gontran,
"hotter go to a scamp who lends you
monoy at 15 per oent thin to an blu
est mtn who refuses you at 5." La
A Long-firgotisn Tragedy.
the widow of a confederate gets a
pension for the uea1.i ok
her loyal son.
Mrs. Mary Picrson, of Charleston,
W. V. has just received a heavy pen
sion, which recalls an unusual and
At the breaking out of tho war her
husband was an ardent Southerner.
Sho favored tho Union, as did thoso of
her children old enough to understand
tho mattor. Finally the eldest son,
Han ', joined the Union array, nis
a.igry lather swore ho would kill the
fust Vaukeo soldier ho Baw.
In 18G1 a squad of eighteen Union
so'diors stopped in front of his houco,
the lieutenant, not thinking of dan
ger, climbed upon tho fenco and sat
down. Picrson shot him dead. In
rovengo tho soldiers killed Pierson and
three of his children. Tho son Harry
was killed in battle.
Tho mother, with sovoral children,
has lived in poverty until uow. Sho
is sovonty-five years old. Tho pen
sion is on account of her son Harry's
Literally moans bad air. Poisonous
gorms arising lrom low, marshy land,
or from deoaying vegetable matter,
aro breathed into tho luugs, taken up
by the blood, aud unless tho vital fluid
is purifiod by the nso of a good medl
cino liko Hood's Sarsaparilla, the un
fortunato victim is soon overpowered.
Kvon tho moro advanced cases, where
tho terrible fever prevails, this success
ful medicine has affected remarkable
cures. Thoso who aro exposed to ma
laria or other poisons should koep tho
blood puro by lakiug Hood's Sarsapa