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Q. B. Q00DLAN1IER,
A TTORNKY-AT-LA W,
A T T O K JN J5 I - A 1 - li a n,
Ml Phlllnaburg, Centre Co., Pa. yipd
a rn T a nr
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
n... ...111. rirHaLi ennnlv. Pa,
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
jr-fl-Office In tlit Opera llouee. ootll, '78-tf.
n R- & W. BARliKTT,
Attorneyb AND COUNSELORS AT LAW,
January 30, 187S.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
jMrOHIo. In tht Court Ilonit. Jj'l.'OT
Tii. V. McCULLOUGH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Offl.t In Uaronle kutldini!, Btoond Mreat, op
po.lta tht Court Houm. Je!,'7 tf.
' A COLLECTION OFFICE,
Clearflald Counw, Penn'a. 76y
O T. l'.KOCKBANK,
" ATTORNEY AT LAW,
05. In Opera Houm. ap 25,'TT Iy
gMlTII V. WILSON,
CLEARFIELD, - - PENN'A.
4-llffirt IB tbt Maiinlo Building, ottr tbt
County National liaok. njar24-80.
yiLLIAM A. HAGKIiTY,
J-Will attend to all lejl buiine.l with
promptoaaa and fidelity. febll,'0-tf.
WILLIAM A. WALLACB. BATID L. KBIBa.
ataar r. wallao.. iuaa w. WBltLBT,
ITALLACB i KREBS,
ruioeaiori to Wallace A Fielding,)
)aol'77 t'lcarlield, Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Onto, in I'ta'a Opera Home.
June It, '7Stf.
DuBois, Clearfield County, Penn'i
rar-Will attend promptly to all legal bualntat
tatruited to Bta .Art. IJeo.i, ev.
raoa. a. mubbat. craui aoBnoa.
jJJURRAY & GORDON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ay-ofllot la Ple'i Opera Houia, tteond floor.
roaara B. m'bhai.lt. babul w. a'ouaor.
fcENALLY 4 McCURDY
ATTORN EYS-AT-L AW.
r Leg.1 bualneaa atttndtd tt promptly with)
fidelity. OfBot oa Steond ttrttt, tkort tht Flrat
National Bank. Jan:l:J
Real Batata and Collection Ageal,
Will promptly attend to all legal hmintu ta
traitnd to hie tare.
jr-0ee la Pie'a Optra lloune. Janl'70.
J F. McKENRICR,
X CLEARFIELD, PA.
All legal hutlneaa entrualatt to hli cart wilt rt
eelrt prompt attantioa.
tear-Office In tht Court llouaa.
JOHN L. CUTTLK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
inrt Real Rntate Agrent, Clearlleld, Pa.
fiffltt oa Third .treat, bat.Cberr; A Walnut.
eflrReapaetfully offera hit terrleea la aelllag
and baying laada la Glearneld and adjolalng
aouDtta. ( and with aa eiptrttneotf ertrtwtnty
y.ar. at a larrtyor, natttra blmlall that Be tan
reatat tatlafattiea. Feb. SB:83:tf,
R E. M. SCHEURF.R,
Ofllet la rtaldcBte oa Flrat at.
Aarll 14, 1871. Clearfield, Pa.
jyn W. A. MEANS,
PHYSICIAN 4 SURGEON,
DUBOIS CITY, PA.
Will attend profenioBal eallt promptly. aaglO'70
R. T. J. ItOTEK,
IHY8ICIAN AND SURGEON,
0et ob Market Street, Clatrleld, Pa.
tT-Orloa boarti 8 to 11 a. and 1 to I p. at.
JR. J. KAY W RIG LEY,
? "Ofllet adjoining tht reildaueo tf Jaratt
w , ley, Kit,., oa Sttoag fit., Uletrleld, Pa.
Ji II78 tf.
jyi. n. B. VAN VALZAU,
CLKAKKIKLU, PERN' A.
01. ; BIN ItKSUlRNCE, CORNER OF FIRST
A All ring HTHEKTH.
; aT Olet hotrt-Froai II ta I P. M.
Hay II, 1871.
, J. P. BURCH FIELD,
ttaa af tbt 894 Begla.it, Peaaiylranla
an, ha, lag rtlaratd from Ike Array,
li praftatlaaal ttrrleei tt UeelUieaa
traealoaal tall, prera.tly alUaded la.
Betted Uriel, ftrai.rlytttapltd by
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VOl75WHOLENO. 2,681. CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1880. NEW SER1ES-V0L. 21, NO. 82.
JIIHTICKH' CONSVTABLEH' KKIC
Wt here printed a large unrulier tf tat
PEE BILL, and will ta tha rtotlpt tf twenty
Ire acnU. mall t ton to toy eddreaa. mitr
1LLIAM M HENRY, Justice
ir tbb Pbacb isn ocnivBaaB, liliH nan
CITY. Colltotlon. aitdt and moaty promptly
...il nv.r Anlnlae of aaroeuient and deede tl
toartyaaoa BtaUy executed and warranted cor
ract or ao .barge jly'7l
JOHN D. THOMPSON,
Jn.'lce of the Paaot and Scrivener,
ea,Collaation, Biada aud ruoaay promptly
(ttTaan P. o.)
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
roi iiu towaeair.
liny , l87S-ly
Square Timber & Timber Lands,
jell'78 CLEARFIELD, PA.
House and Sign Painter and Paper
kja.Wlll tiaoutt Jobe In all Una promptly and
JOHN A. STAPLER,
DAK EH, Market St., Cleersold, Pa.
Frh Draad, Kuk, Rolli, Pitt and Cakai
oa band or mada t order. A .antral aeeortment
of Conftetlonarlea, Krulle and Nun In Mock.
Ica Crtam and Oyptari In la.ion. BalooB aawly
ooaoitt. tht Ho.totnea. Prictt mndertta.
aiarrn in- la.
WEAVER & BETTS,
Real Estate, Square Timber, Saw Logs,
AND Ll'MUKR OF ALL KINDS.
l-OBea oa Beoond atreet, la rear of itoro
room of Ueorgo Weaer Co. jen, '78 tf.
JI'STICE OF THE PEACE
Ototolt Mllli P. O.
ill official bualntia tntraited to him will Bt
promptly attended to. mon.w, 7t.
BARBER AND IIAIRDHKSSKK.
Shop ob Markat St., oppoilte Court Houat.
A eitau vwwei lor eiwij
Alio dealer in
Heat llranda uf Toll ar co and ClRara.
flaarttld. Va. "'At 19. "'I
JAMES H. TURNER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
-11. hat prepared bimielf with all the
necei.ary Hank forme under tht Pealioa tad
fioonty lawa, at well aa blank Deedi, eta. All
legal mature tntru.ted to bia tare will rtctlTt
prompt atttntloB. May 7th, 187V-tf.
Market attract, liearyeld. Pa.,
a ami' PAcronaa Ann dbalbb in
Harnett, Bridlu, Saddles, Collars, and
gr All klBda of repairing promptly attended
to. KaiUlara' Hardware. Horaa Brulhea, Carry
Oomba. Ac, alwayi on band and for aalt at tbt
lowrit taab pritt. March U, I8,.
Q. H. HALL,
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER,
NEAR CLEARFIELD, PENN'A..
"Pumpi alwaya OB hand and mada to order
an hortnotltt. Pipea bored oa reatonable Urate.
All work warranted tl render latiafactloa, aad
delivered If deairtd. myltilypd
rFMIB underalaaed atga ltart to Inlorm thtnab-
A He that ba la bow fully prepare to accommo
date all la tht way tf larnlaaing Uv.tee, Dagglea,
Haddlea and liarneia, ta tat a&ontat aotlet ant
an reaaooeble Urma. Rtaldtnot ob LotBll atrttt,
betwata Thtrd and rourtb.
UKO. W. OXAHIIAHT.
Oltarlild, Fab. 4, 1874.
GLEN HOPE, PENN'A.
riMIK Inderal. rood, htvinc led thU om
X modloai HuUI, in ihi TillftR of a lea Hop
it now oreutu-ed U Moommodat all who mf
Mil. Mr tblt and br ihftll bo rapplitd with
too bolt the tntrket tnordi.
OEOKMIt W. DOTT8, Jr.
Qloo Hop. r,, Uaroh it, 187t-tf.
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
Alio, eatenalva manufacturer and dealer in Square
limeer and sawed Lumbar of all kinda.
a"Ordere aolieited and all hllle nromntl
ailed. 'j J IB 71
E. A. BIGLER & CO.,
nd utiofwtirort of
ALL KIND OK A W1.D LI' M HEN.
I T'JJ CLKAHFIKI.D, PKNN'A.
8. I, SNYDER.
All DIAL!! II
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry,
&rokam'$ JZow, llarktt 8tr,
All klndi of natvlrint ! i
17 Hbi pKuptly t-
rfki. in, i9iv.
ENCOURAGK JiOM R IN DUSTRY.
TUB itidoriilaod, taavrlnf titablUbod I Nir
Mry oa (bo 'Fib, aboat balf w hot wool
Clearfield and Oarwenivllto, tl prepared to fir
lUb all kind of VHUIT TKKKB, (ttaadard tad
dwarf,) Kverjrreeai, Ithrabbory, Orapo Vinii,
Uooeoaorrr, Lawtoi BlaekborrTi oUatfbeiT,
and Haipborry Vinoi. Alio, Htberial Crab T root,
Quint, and early mrltt Kbqbarb. Ao. Ordan
pronptl attended to. Addroeo,
J. I). WRIGHT.
MplO M-y CarweoiTil!, Pa.
F. M. CARDON & BEO.,
Oi Mukot 8tt tso door wort of Man Hoi Hoita,
Oar irruninti iro of the wot oomploto
iharaetor lor flira tubing tho pibllo wltk Praib
Meat ot (Ul kii, o or the ? ory twit ejoauty.
Wo ilto 4m! li lit kiadl of Arrttaltiral Inplo
onte. whlek wo kotp ao otbibltioi for tho ba-
fit of tho pub lie. Cell aroaid wbot la towi.
aad Uko ft took ft. tainirf, or airou
F. U. CARDON A BRO.
C1rflal4 Pft-t J'T 1 IHTo-tf.
Hear field Mnmranc Agency.
CABBOLfc a. IIBBLI.
kcru n in ole, jgtnti,
Repreaeat the following aad Meet 8 re t -elate Ce'l
Llnrpool Loadoa A Blcbe-O. B. Br 44,l1
Lytomlag oa mttatl A aaah alaa,...H 8,000,000
Pheaaii, af Hartferd, Otna l,81t,0U
laearaatt Ca. tf Ntrlk Amtrict.'. 1,4.18,874
North Brlrlah A Meraantllt U.B. Br. I,7II,8
Vottlah OatamtrttalU. S. Braaak.... 870,141
TrtT.lart (Lift A Ateldtat) 4,8,4t4
0ct aa Market Bt .pp. Cart Hoaea, Clear
laid, Pa. JtatfO-tf.
RATTLING SPEECH FROM
THE IBBUI8 or TUB CAMI'AIIIN PLAINLY
STATED VN IONIUM AS AOAINST SEC
TIONALISM THE REITBLICAN PARTY
NOT A NATIONAL ONE THE CON
DITION OF Tll 801TI1 (IAR
Wo blip from tho Ptnludclfihia Tunis
of the I lilt iiint., it syiH)iis of the
epvech mudo at tbc liumoof (iun. Hari
cot k the evening previous. Tbe ro-
porter says :
Citinorul IIunoock'B niitivu comity
wo atirrod op yonterday by speech
rom rcnnsvlvania b Ucmocrutio Kop-
rusentative in tbe United Btuttis Sen
ate. It was such a speech as leaders
o! cither party Beldom take tho troublo
to deliver in country places, and prom
inent politicians pronounced it tlio
most eloquent and thorough exposition
so tar mudo of the insues involved in
the contest for tho Presidency. Com
paratively speukini;, however, tho oc
casion for the speech was not of much
.National importance, it Deiti me pre
liminary convention held in aeconlunco
with a liir.o bonored custom of Mont
gomery county for tho purpose of al
lowing tho numerous gentlemen willing
to servo their town orcountry to enter
the lists from which the nominees lor
the various local offlci'B will to selected
Alter making 11 is spcct ii in lteuuing
on the previous day Senator Wallace
came to this city, and yesterday niorn-
ing .Jie went to Jornstown, arriv
ing there at noon and becoming tho
gtitnt of ex-Congresnman llenjamin M.
Jioyor. 1 ho Convention was Held in
the Court liouso. Tho proceedings
began at 1 o'clock, and during the half
hour or more for which they lasted
Senator Wallace, M r. lioyer and others
wero chatting in 1 rothonotary Uni t s
office, adjoining the spacious Court
room. Tho audience was as largo as
tho place would allow and hundreds of
men wero outside, unable to get ad
mission. When tho fumilliar luce of
.Senator Wallaco appeared at aside
door three cheers were proposed lor
him, and every voieo joincu 111 tile
hurrah. This demonstration was fol
lowed by cheering for Hancock, and
then the Chairman, John C. Richard
son, proscntod Senator Wallace. The
applauso was now renewed, anti
thoro is no telling how long it would
havo continued had not the Senator, in
his best voice and spirit, broko in with
his speech, as follows :
SENATOR WALLACE'S SPEECH.
It is fitting that hero, iu the home
of General Hancock, the campaign,
which we hope aud believe is to result
in bringing his native State to tbo De
mocracy, should bo Inaugurated. Ap
plauso. Tbo real and vital isstio in
this campaign is tbo question of union
ism as against sectionalism ; tbe ques
tion is whether the Union is to bo re
stored and porpotuatod, or whether
sectionalism aud disunion is to eontinuo
tooxist. Applause Tbo Republican
party as a party has practically Ignor
ed the existence of tbe Federal Union
by its appeals to its own voters of tho
North to sustain that party in inoir
bitter attacks npon the pooplo of tbo
South ; and thoy have forgotten and
ignored that broad spirit of unionism
that roachos out and covers tho whole
country in its grasp. Applauso. As
a people it is time for us to return to
questions graver and more important
lor the whole people than those, of
bate, of sectionalism and disunion. Tho
questions that really concern us as a
people relate to our returning pros
perity, to our progress as a Nation and
to the elevation ot our pooplo intellect
ually and in a business sense. Ap
plauso. THE REPUBLICAN IDEA.
Tbe campaign ol the Republican
organization is inaugurated upon the
old soctional issues. Hato is their
animating idea. Applause. Their
party policy commands them to ior-
aako their old jiarty associates South,
and thoy unhesitatingly obey. They
would bo unable to point to a "soliu
South," to talk of "Southern outrages,"
to falsify the rocord and preach a gos
pel of hato if tkey would admit and
recognizo the fact that it was possible
for them to carry a Southorn State for
tho Republican organization. This
fact they mako tbe basis of thoir party
policy, and thoy utterly abandon their
party associates South, in Alabama
they seek the cover of tho Urconbackoi
and fight beneath his banner. Ap
plnuse. In Virginnia thoy properly
cover themselves beneath tbe banner
of repudiation and readjustment, and
practically ignore tho teachings that
oolong to a groat pooplo the National
credit and Siato faith. They clamor
they have no votos in tho South ; thoy
do not want thorn, for if thoy had them
their vocation would be gone and thoir
teachings would be idle. Thoy would
no longer be able to appeal to tho bit
tor passions ot the North. If the
Southern outrages they paint and the
inability to vote they preach bo truo,
the responsibility is upon them and not
upon ns ; lor tney nave nati on tiro con
trol ol tho Government for fifteen years
and havo uttorly failed to restore the
Union. Applauso They bave not
attomptod it. 1 1 was not their interest
to produce it Their intorost and their
policy bave run in B different direction
and they have pursued the path ol
hato and sectionalism and not that of
peace and harmony.
NOT A NATIONAL PARTY.
The Republican party has ceasod to
be National, if it ever was such. A p
plause. While tho Nation progresses,
businoss energy revives and prosperity
crowns ns in every section, this groat
giant Polyphemus, with his eye in tho
back of bis head, can see but one sec
tion of tbc country and will not recog
nize tbe inevitable march ot events.
Hancock forcibly says : "Tho war
for the Union was successfully closed
more than fifteen yoars ago ; all classes
of our people must share alike the
blossings of the Union and are equally
ooncorned in its perpetuity and in tbe
proper administration of publio affairs.
We aro in a stato of profound peace ;
as one people we have common inter
ests." f A pnlause and cheers for Han
cock. These are the toachings that
best bt the situation ot this groat poo
plo now. What good can come from
the success of the Republican organi
zation but B continuation ot hato, of
sectionalism and disunion T W bat can
come ol ours bat the restoration of the
Union, the settlement of all questions
of sectionalism andlhorolurn in evory
Stale to those Question of administra
tion, of inlornaf Improvement or tariff
r ol an economical administration
which properly belong to the sphere of
UoTernmenlr their policy la oonlin
nod disunion, increased bate and the
porpotuation of bitterness; ours is
unionism, progress anu me ruaiurauuu
of business life in eviry soction of tho
ClkARUES TnAT ARE UNTRUE.
The charges thoy mako as to the
condition of the South are not truo.
(jcneral Grant, in his speech at Little
Rock on tho loth of April last, said :
"Citizens, on first landing on tbe soil
of your Stato and at every stopping
place on the road, in the crowtls of
poople 1 met and tho greeting I ro
ue i veil, 1 suw that the feelings of tho
past wore gone. Nothing will ad
vunco your prospects so much us an
entire ubsonco ot sectionalism. I haro
noticed in my travels that sectionalism
ia passing away." Applause and cheer
ing. In bis speech at Cairo on tbe
ltithhesaid: "To stand divided wo
are too nearly equal, man to man, to
be a great ana prosperous people. Let
us hope that thoro may bo a genuine
union of sentiment, a generous rivalry
in the building up ofour several States."
Applause. Wo must live togother,
una this great pooplo, in their march
of progress, cannot stop for bickeiingB
and quarrels. Tho genius of our peo
ple is progress, business and energetic
life; and tbe party that stands in
thoir road will go down before the
march ot events. General Hancock is
a representative of this unionism ; tho
Republican party and its policy aro
the exponents of tho reverse. Their
policy destroys our control of tho man
ufacturing Interests of the Republic;
takes from tho North that peculiar
control which has heretofore belonged
to us, and places factories, furnaces,
rolling-mills and workshops by every
river in the South. Tho South has
been agricultural. That is its natural
sphor.o. Its onormoUB products from
tho soil havo been, and ought to con
tinue to bo, the most important elo
mont in bor progress and prosperity.
Disunion, hate and persecution lorco
them to depend upon themselves and
thus deprive us of what is and ought
to continue to bo our natural murkot.
OARPIKLD THEN AND NOW.
Another thought the plain issue is
between a strong government and a
government of tho people betwoen
tho tenclnngs ol Jetlerson ana luoso 01
Hamilton is involved in this cam
paign. General Garfield in his place
in the House on the -01h of January,
ISC.j, said: "1 believe that tho lame
of Jefferson is waning and the fumo ot
Hamilton waxing in tho estimation ot
tho American pooplo, and that wo aro
gravitating toward a stronger govern
ment. 1 am glad that we ure." At
the Fifth Avonuo llotol on Friday last
ho paid a tributo to Alexander Hamil
ton as tho leader of American thought.
The conflict is hero again shaped be
tween tbo rights ot man as such and
of power and paternal government.
That was the issue the people of East
ern Pennsylvania met in 18S0 horo in
this loculity, and they turned from
power those who followed and believ
ed in the teachings of Mr. Hamilton
and Mr. Adams, and placod in power
thoso who followed and boliovcd in tho
doctrines of Mr. Jefferson. Applause.
With us tho individual is the unit; we
govorn by individuality. All rights
belong to tho individual, save thoso
which aro vital to the conduct ot tho
government, and when those puss from
tbe individual the extent ol tbe grant
is to be measured with jealousy, and its
abuse curbed whenever it occurs. We
want no strong Govornmont ; we want
a government of the pooplo, by the
poople and for tho people. Applauso 1
Our candidato voices this when he
says: "This Union, comprising a (ion
oral Government with general powora,
and Stato governments with State
powers for purposes local to tho Statos,
is a polity 1110 lounuaiioiis 01 wuicu
wore laid in tho protoundost wisdom.
This is tbo Union which our fathers
made, and which has boon so rospect-
ed abroad and so beneficent at homo."
TENOINCY or THEIR SYSTEM.
General Garfield and his party would
contralizo tho Govornmont. The ten
dency ot tboir system ia to ignore tho
individual as a unit and to govorn tho
people from tho top. Federal election
laws aro but ono of tbo evidences of
this tendency. They apply now to
cities alone; but concede the power
and it grows and upon what it grasps
and ultimately finds full play in the
control of elections in the rural dis
tricts. "In a Rupuhlio all men are
equal ; in a centralized despotism thoy
are also all equal in the tormor bo
cause they are everything; in tho lat
ter becauso thoy are nothing." We
want neither sectional hate, disunion
nor paternal government. Applause
Let us trace the record of tho can
didato of tho Republican party- Ha
it is who has solemnly assorted that
tbo man who "attempts to get up a
political nxcitement in this country on
the old sectional issues will find him
self without a party and without sup
port ; " yet he is the man who is now
presenting himself to tho pooplo as the
champion ot sectionalism, ot hate and
disunion. Applauso In this bo is
about to verify his own prediction, and
find himself without party and without
support llo bus eulogizod iintish
I roe trade policy, and voted tor high
duties in ono session and he has advo
cated protection and voted lor free
trado in another. In 18GG bo spoke
against reducing tho duty on tea and
coffee and In 1872 he voted against
placing them on the free list In 18bti
ne replied to Mr. Stevens by saying:
"Against the abstract doctnuo of tho
tree trado as such very liltlo can be
said, but it novor can be applied to
values except in time of peace." Yet
to-day he is paradod as the advocate
of protection, while in 1870 bo votod
to reduce tho duty on pig iron I rom
19 to 17 per ton ; and in 1872 bo votod
for tho bill to reduce the dutioa on
wools, iron and stool ton par centum.
MORE or GARFIELD'S RECORD,
In 1880, as a member of the Com
mittoo ol Ways and Means, be votod
against the bill reducing the duties on
salt, printing paper and wood pulp,
llo baa acknowledged In omphatio
terms in bis place in tbo Federal
House the gross partiality and injus
tice of the Federal election laws, and
amid the dorlsivo laughter of his asso
oiatos has voted against his own prop.
osition to amend them in tho intorost
of justice and fair play. He has vigor.
ously and uniformly declared against
oxtravagance and waste in the bills for
otcrnal improvements lor rivers and
harbors, and has uniformly volod lor
the laws to increaso and oroate thorn
Ho has spoken lor goneral amnesty,
but when the party laso was applied
he has voted against it Applause.
With the broadest theoretical views ot
Union, 1'oace and Harmony in his
public utteranoes. bis practical applica
tion ol his own doctrines has boon to
perpetuate gectionejism and disunion,
lie voted In Congress against the bill
it aulhori.ed that Commission to go
behind tho returns of a Stale, and aB
one of the Commission he voted and
decided that the law gave no such
power in tho cases ol Louisiana and
Florida, while it did in the case of Or
egon. He earnestly denounced tho
abuses of the Civil Servico, declaring
that Congressmen had become the
distributors and brokers of public pat
ronage, while in bis letter ot accept
anco be gives his unqualified ussent to
tho continuation of lbs abusoa bo bo
fore assailed. Ho has assumed to be
the friend of legislation for preventing
discrimination iu freight charges and
has given liko assurances to its ono
mies. His personal rocord in matters
that aro now so publio I shall not at
tempt to deal with. They aro befoio
tbe publio, and thoy lAtsst judge him
by toe record in regard thereto. Wo
present a candidate born on your soil
(applauso and cheers) a cusdiduto to
whose support evory fooling of local
and Stato pride prompt us to rally.
Renowed cheering. A L'nim Gen
oral, who was found at the supremo
crisis of tho Nation's peril equal to the
occasion, who repelled the uovancing
too from his native Stato aud saved
both it and tho Republic. Oiro witb a
stainless personal record, a magtiiiicoiit
military record, is tho candidate ot tbo
Democracy in this issue. Applauso.
Ho is the representative ot I monism
against sectionalism ol tho rights of
the people ajraiust thoso of power and
Mr. Wallace threw all his fiery forco
into his concluding wordB the quota
tion from Tennyson :
O, Uod ! for a man with heat, bttrt and hand
Like ont of tbt atroog one. long gmt by !
Ari.toorat, Democrat, Autocrat
Whatever tney call bim what salt I ?
Ont who can rule aud dare not lit 1
Tho chocring and other demonstra
tions of approval that had so f requently
interrupted tho Senator were renewed
at tho close of his speech. The Sena
tor bowed and rotired from the Court
room with a tew friends, leuving tho
crowd to listen to a short but able
speech ol General Davis, ol the Doy tea
A TEMPERANCE ADDRESS DE
LIVERED BEFORE THE
M1NDAV, JULY 4lh, IHHO.
BY ROLAND I). BWOOPE, ESQ., OP Cl'R
WENSVILI.E. Ladies and Grntlemtn : Year after
year, astimowilb never ceasing stride
moves onward toward eternity, more
than forty millions ot people assemble
together in their respective communi
ties to cclebrato with song and eulogy
tho annual recurrence ot ibis anniver
sary of Freedom's natal day, when
our forefuthers proclaimed to an as
toundod woild the great doctrine, of
universal liberty, and political and so
Yet while wo heartily join with all
truo patriots in tho celebration of our
National Anniversary, and view with
pardonable pridi our country's great-
noss and power, wo como hero to-day
not to cxlol the wonderlul progress ot
tho Nation, but to consider the best
means of preserving our pricolots in
stitutions amidst the dangers aud
poms witii wuicu they aro now en
vironed. Nocd I remind you of tho history ol
the Nations that havo flourished and
fullen in tho long ages of tho past, to
provo that the increaso of wealth, lux
ury, population and commerce, and all
tho indicia of tho highest civilization,
aro so far from being tho foundations
ol eocurity that they aro and evor
bavo been the curtain precursors
ot ruin, unless accompanied by a
corresponding increase and elevation
ol tho morul hubits ot the peoplo.
Tho increaso of wealth, population,
commerce and territory, instead of
sustaining imaginary theories ot pro
gress and perleclibility, lead us back
ward in tho light of history and ex
perience to tho uniform causes of Na
tional corruption and ruin.
Do I speak without proofs? Go,
visit tho marsh whero Babylon once
sat tho glory of Nations! Go, read
tho lessons recorded on tho broken
arches ol tho hundred gate sot Thebes!
Visit Marius-hko tho ruins of Carth
ago I Gaze npon tho fisher's nets
hung out to dry, whore the Merchant
Princes ot Tyro onoe trufiicod with
tho world I Lot Persepolis or Pal
myra, Alexander or Athens utter
their testimony, or if you want a crown
ing demonstration visit Rome, onco
mistress of tho world and gaze upon
the strickun spectre that now haunts
the places of her departed glory. Tho
fact that tho grcateal danger of our
country is just approaching bus not
escaped the attention ol our wisor and
more reflecting statesmen. Those
warning aro founded upon the admis
sion of tho corrupliun of human naturo,
tho tendency of groat prosperity and
tho results of extended power, vast
population, constant immigration from
foreign countries and increasing wealth,
and also upon the experience of all
thoso Nations whoso wrecks lio scat
tered along tho shores ot timo. There
can bo no saloty in such a Government
us ours, except that which baa its
foundation in tho moral tone and senti
ment of its pooplo, and thorefore evory
thing that aids in any way to elovate
Ibe morals of tbe population should
meet wilh hearty encouragement and
support from all good citizens. If tbe
pooplo aro ptiro and I'reo from vice and
profligacy, then tho Government, as
by tho peculiarity ol our laws and in
stitutions it emanates from tbo peoplo
themselves will be puro also. But on
tho contrary if the pooplo aredebasod,
profligato and vicious, so will be thoir
rulers, and the result will be as it ovor
has boon in tbo past, and this young
Repuhlio like lis oaglo emblem spread
ing its wings for oonquost shall fall liko
thoso that bave gone before
Thoro can be no doubt that Intern
porunce is ono of the most terrible
evils of tbo ago. Its effects aro felt
on every hand. Like tbe crafty sav
age it baa regard for neither age, box
or condition, but enters the fairest
homes and snatches as its victims tho
dear onoa of tho household and harries
them downward to drunkard's ond.
It fills our ponitontiarics, our jails and
almshouses, all theabodcaof crimoand
misery, full to "overflowing with It
viotims. It is tho cause of moro than
half tho suffering in the world. Thou
sands mourn and deplore Its direful
effects. In hundred of once happy
homes its fell presence has been left
and the fairand effulgent beams of love,
which bad brightoncd the hearthstone
have fled forsver, and passion and
crime bave entered in it place.
Such b oondition ot affairs in tho
moral slatuos of the peoplo, when
taken in connection with tht other
our country's institutions, in their
present state, would cause us to mourn
rather than rejoice, bad nothing been
done to cradicato this great evil from
our midst. Rut wo thank God that
the great Temperance work has been
steadily going forward, and that aa
wo assomblo together to day te assist
in driving out, from our borders this
fearful curse, wo are able to point
wilh pride to the record ot tho past,
and witness the success thul has at
tended this movement wherever it has
been properly introduced. Tho curli
est organization in this country wus
instituted in March, 1808, by Dr. 11. J.
Clark, ot Now York, and consisted of
forty-thrco members. In 1H2U the
American Temperance Union wob
formed in Boston ; but it was not un
til 18:;0 that the principle of total ab
stinence from all that may intoxicate
was adopted as part of their platform.
Tho next impulse to tho movement
was given by the "Wasbingtouinn
Society,", formed at Baltimore in 1810,
which swept over tbe land. In 1851
Maine passed her prohibition law, and
such wus tho succes of this experiment
that twulvo States and Territories
bavo now passed similar laws which
havo in ovory case proven a wonder
ful advantage hi the promotion of Tem
perance among their peoplo. But tho
crowning work ol tho lemporanco
movement has occurred within the
lust seven yours. Beginning in 18734,
with the " Womens Temperance
Crusade" it swept onward until it do
velopcd into tbo "Murphy Movemont",
nnder whoso auspices it has been va
riously estimuled that from two to five
millions of peoplo havo signed the
pledge; thousands ol whom bare thus
been saved from a drunkards gravo
and a drunkards hell."
llore, in our own community, tho
work linH been attended wilh great suo-
cess. II any men have, to my own per
sonal know ledge, joined this movement,
and have thereby been saved and pro
served from that fearful end toward
which they had so lately been hasten
ing, and although tho first wavoot en
thusiasm has passed over us, yet it is
evident by tho very fact of our assem
bling together here to day , that a great
and permanent work for good has been
accomplished ny tho movement in this
county. Thus you can seo that wo
bavo much to encourugo us in tho
work, and tho timo has come for us
to show to tho world that we intend to
tuko no backward step, but that our
faces aro turned toward now conquests,
and along our serried ranks still rings
the cheering cry, "Onward ! Onwurd !
until our great work is fully and
thoroughly accomplished. We havo
taken tins work in bund, and let us not
givo it up until wo have made it a uni
versal success; a grand triumphal
victory, which shall bo fully comploto
when all over our laud the demon has
been driven forth, and the glorious
light of tomperanco shines as the eternal
sunrido.upon tho brow of a redeemed
and regenerated Nation. With such
encouragement as we have hud, and
such grand results as have been thus
far successfully accomplished, let us not
despair for tho future, but rise up and
gird on our armor anew, and go forth
to win fresh laurals for our glorious
catiso ; and though Bomo may do noth
ing to help on the great work, but may
prefer to "lie in cold obsruction" across
its pathway, yet let us rcmembor that
it has achieved grand victories in the
past, and still grander ones await it in
tho futtiro if we aro truo to our trust.
It is as impossible to retard tho onward
and upwurd march of this great cause
ub it is for your teoblo hands to hurl
back the mighty wavo that dashes
against tho rocky shoro, orchango tho
courso of tho rapid thunderbolts ot
Heaven. In all probability we aro in
tho midst ot a now epoch in tho annals
of the raco ; tho great depth of society
is'riven up, and tho wired travails with
a new creation. No serious mind can
contemplate the signs of the times and
not bo satislicd that I'roviuenco is
working out Bomo grand problem, and
that tho unwritten history of tho world
(s pregnant with events as wonderful
as any that havo evor been written by
tho firely finger of tho Almighty.
Upon tbo faco of nature, a part of that
grcut problem, 1 tuko this movement
to bo, and 1 bclievo tirmly ana man
fully iu its assured success that it will
remain permanent in our midst, and
will soon havo chrystalized into tho
lilo and habits of our peoplo. Let us
then to day, my dear friends in the
living presence ot th is great anniversary
ot rreedoms birth, as wo rest in so-
enrity and safety under that banner
whose hues uro all ot Llcavcn.
''Tht red of auniet'e d.ve,
The whileoe.. of the moonlit cloud,
Tbe blot of morning't aky,
and which is spangled with the stars,
tirmly rosolvo that wo will bo up and
doing, and guard at all hazards tbo
beautiful templo of liberty cemented
by tho blood of our martyred dead,
from tho assaults ol this demon ol
profligacy and intemperance, which
would desecrate its hulls and proslituto
Tho great experiment of self govern
ment has withstood the opposition of
Kings and r.mpcrors, tho shock ol
foreign war, and tho horrors of internal
strile, but the danger that now threat
ens it is greater than all. It was this
that crushed out tbe liberties of Greece
and Rome, and caused tho bard to
"There ia tbt moral of all human talea,
'Tie but the lame rebearaal of Iht pait.
Piret freedom and then glory, when that failt
Wealth, riot, eorruptiOB, barbarian at laat.
And hi, lory with all her volume, raat,
Hath but one page."
But it wo are faithful and true to all
the great and palriolio trusts confided
to us by our forefathers ; if wo remem
ber this warning that "eternal vigilance
is tbe price of liberty," and do not su
pinely pormil tho ignorant and tho vi
cious to distribute thrmigotit tho land
this poison of holl ; if wo succeed in
creating and sustaining that moral
sentiment which is more powerful for
good than any law that can bo passed,
then the greatest danger ot our coun
try will bo over and yoa will socure
our glorious inhoritanco for tho "mil
lions yet unborn" who shall gather
and rest beneath our flag down to tho
"last syllablo of recorded timo."
What reason can calculato, whal
imagination compass tho grandour of
such a Repuhlio in future yoars, if we
are truo to our great trusts? 1 can
imaglno no grander spoctaclo than that
of a grcut ami pursuant Nation rising
like a strong man from sleep and cast
ing ot tho curso which has so long de
stroyed tho flower of her citizens ; a
Nation ombraclng in its fur reaching
arms a vast continent; Instinct with
tho great principle of nnivorsal liber,
ty ; an hundred goldon star upon lbs
unsullied azure of it immortal flag,
and boasting aa the fairest jewel in its
glorious diadem : a pooplo educatod,
industrious, and free in mind and body
from the over eating and soul destroy
ing influence of the hotel demon of
HON. JAM. H. IMHIMTTI.K'M BTATK.
MINI (IKTHICt AK IN IV lilt II
TUB IIHIIIKItV (IK JAMKM A.
VERY PLEASANT CAMPAIGN
Chicauo, III., July 20, 188(I.-Deau
Sir: Your lottor of tho I -Hit mst. is
duly received, in which you ask me to
send you "the full text of tho case" of
Chittenden vs. Do GolycrA McClollun.
The declaration, pleas, demurrer and
brief, on argument, are quito volumin
ous. They aro not printed, anu it
would be quito a labor to give you a
full copy. With tho assistance ol my
clerk 1 will give yon an abstraot of the
case, and in quotation marks givo you
some of tho exact language of the
pleas ami the points submitted to the
Court. You will hour in mind this
cuso was decided five years ago ; and
all 1 know of the fuels cumo to mo as
attorney aud counsel for tho defend
ants. But I shall only stato what up
pours npon tho records, pleadings and
proceedings in Court. Respectfully
yours, J. R. Doolitti.e.
Ibe following is a true abstract ol
tbo case, so fur as it bears upon tiie
action of Gen. Garfield :
May Term, 1875 Before Farwei.l,
Circuit Judge. No. 12,181.
Stato of Illinois, Cook County Circuit
Gcorgo R. Chittenden vs. Robert Mc-
Clollan, el at. Tho Plaintiit', by K. A.
Storro, Ksq., brought suit against tho
def'endunts, upon a contract by which
they agrood to pay him one-third of
all tho profits upon all paving contract
wlm h ho would obtain lor no i.oiyor
and McClollan from Boards of Public
Works in Kastern cities. Tho decla
ration alleged that ho obtained a con
tract for paving 200,000 square yards
from the Board of Publio Works of tho
District of Columbia at f ll.DO per yard,
when it would cost only 8 l.fiO to lay
it down. That tho profits would bo
$1110,000, und tho plaintiff claimed the
defendants should pay him $100,000, at
least, and ho claimed a judgement tor
that sum. Resides the general issue
Tho defendants pleaded in substance
tho following special pleas :
First That tho contract was void
on its luce.
Second That it was obtained by tho
plaintiff by improper influences
ugainst public policy, and thorefore
was void. Among other things the
second special plea set out "that then
and there, and wbilo tbo mailer wus
pending and undetermined beloro the
said Board, bo (tho plaintiff) did pay
to one Uichard C. Parson a largo sum
of money, to wit: Tho sum of ten
thousand dollars, bo then and there
boing an ofllcer of tho United Slates,
to wit: Marshal of tbo Supreme Court
to apply to said Board, and the indi
vidual members of said Board, to ob
tain the award of said contract ; and
also then and there did employ, or
caused to be employed J. A. Garfield,
then and thoro a member ot tlao liouso
of Representatives, and Chairman of
Committee on Appropriations ot said
liouso, to appear before said 15oi.rd,
and before the individuals composing
the samo, to solicit and urge upon said
Hoard tbo award ot said contract, and
in consideration of said employment
and service and official influenco' then
and thero rendered, tho said plaintiff
did pay, or cause to bo paid, illegally,
improperly, and against puuiio policy,
a large sum of money, to wit: Tbe
sum of five thousand dollars ; and then
and there, and in part by means there
of, tho said Board of Public Works
wore moved and induced, illegally, im
properly and against publio policy, to
mukothesaid award, which Bind awaid,
amongst other things, contained tbe
lollcwing clauso or condition, viz :
" 'An additional amount of 50,000
square yards will bo awarded you' (the
defendants meaning), 'so soon as the
Board are reimbursed by tho General
Government on accWint of expendi
tures around the publio buildings and
grounds, or you' (Iho defendants mean
ing), 'will bo allowed to lay it litis
season it you can wait until an appro
priation is made for this purpose'
(meaning an appropriation by Con.
gross), 'at C1.50 per square yard.' And
tho (lclendanls aver that then anu
there, and by the tonus of said award
of said contract, 50,000 outot the ZUU,
001) yards so awarded wero niado to
depoud upon future appropriations ol
money to bo mado by Congress ; that
then and thoro, by tho usual course and
practice ol tho liouso ot Iteprcscnta
lives, all bills lor such appropriations
would bo relerrcd, and reported lrom
tho Comtniltco ot Appropriations, of
which the said bartlold was a member
and the Chairman thereof tho suid
plaintiff, and tho said J. A. Garfield
and tho said lioard ot 1'ublio works
severally then and thore woll known-
ing that tho said J.A. Garfield did,
could and would, from his official post
tion, exort a potent influence in pro
curingsuch appropriations by Congress
for the ptirposo monlioned in said
award ; and tho defendants say, that
by moans ol tho said promises, ihosaid
award of contract mentioned in tho
said declaration was then and Jhcro
illegal, improper, against publio policy
and void. And this tbo said defendants
aro ready to verify : w horefore thoy
pray judgment if the said plaintiff
ought to have or maintain his aforesaid
action against them.
Third In another and further
special plea, tho dofendunds, among
other things, a I lego as lollow:
That some time in the latter part of
May, 1872, and while tho Congress of
tho United h tales wo in sossion, and
before any appropiation for that year
had boon mado by that body lor im
provement in the streets ot Washing
ton, in the District of Columbia, the
plaintiff then and thore represented to
tolhosaid DcGolyerand McClollan, that
through ono R. C. Parsons, (then Mar
shal of tho Supremo Court ol tho
United States), he had locurod the in
fluence of Uonoral James Abraham
Garfield (then a Representative in tho
House of Roprosentativos in the Con
gross oi tho I'nitod Statos, and Chair
man of the Committee on appropria
tions of tho said House of Representa
tives), to bo used in behalf of the said
'DoGolyorand McClollan in tboapplica
tion for raving contracts from tho
Board of Publio Work of the District
of Columbia; that by a lettor dated at
tbe Arlington Uouso, Washington, D.
C, addressed to said DoGolyor and Mo
Clellan at Chicago, aforesaid, ho slated,
among other things, that Col. Parsons
had arrivod : that tho 'influence of Gen.
Garfield had boen secured by yostcrday,
last night and today's lahoia ) be
carrie the purse of tbe United States
the Chairman of the Commiltoe on
Appropriations, and is the strongest
man inCongrees, and with OLr frionds.
My demand I to day not less than
Kin.nno 200,000 In all. Kvery thing
complete, and I hnvo reason to believe
satisfactory. We want moro books
Bent, twenty-five each, bore.
"Tbo model is in General Garfield's
house stnt thero lust night : note
you will be ready to leuve on tho first
train when telegraphed to. I can
hardly realize that wo havo General
Guilield with us. It it rare und very
gratifying. All u)propnutitnis of the
District cnitie from him."
Tho plea then avers that Gurfiold
appeared before suid Board as set out
in lormerplca, that tbe award ol suid
contract, wilh tho coudilions as sot
out in tho other plea, was made and
goes on to aver :
"That then and there, tho said J. A.
Garfield, was a member of tbe Houso
ol Representatives, in which all bills to
appropriate money originate ; that bo
was then and thore Ubairjnan ot the
Committee on Appropriations of the
liouso ot KcprcBcntalives, to which
Committee by rule and practice of
said liouso all bills to appropriate
money to bo expended in the suid
District of Columbia must bo and aro
referred ; that then and there it was
well known to tbe said Richard C.
Parsons, James A. Garfield. Alexander
R. Shepherd, tbo plaintiff, and tbo
sad Do Golyorund McClollan, that tbe
said J. A. Garfield tbon and thereafter
his official character us a mem
ber of the House of Representatives,
und as Chairman of the said Commit
tco, did, could and would exorcise a
potent influence in and upon the said
Committee, and upon the same House
of Representatives, in reporting to and
passing through said House bills to
appropriate moueys to be exponded in
tho said Uislrict ot Columbia, in and
upon the said pavements to bouwatd-
cd by the suid Board of Publio Works.
ibe defendants aver tbnt then and
thereby and by means thereof, the
said A. R. Shepherd, as a member ot
said Board, and the said Board of
Public Works was moved and induced
to muke and, in fact, did mako the
Buid award and contract above set out
and dcscribcil in the declaration, and
"And these defendants further say
that afterward, to wit, on the 10th day
of July, 1872, at Chicago aforesaid, in
consideration thereof and of the ser
vices and ofliciul influenco tendered
and given as ulorosaid by the suid J.
A. linrlield and tho said li. U, Parsons,
the said De Golyer and McClcllan made
their cerluin draft for 010,000 and do
ivored tho same to tho said Parsons
at Clovelund, which said draft was
paid ; that then and there the one-half,
or tho sum of (5,000, was paid to the
said James A. Garfield for bis services
and official Influence, etc ; that it was
to bo paid as a contingent feo, and was
to bo paid only on the condition that
the said award should be granted by
tho said Board of Publio Works, and
otherwise, as was then and thoro agreed
between the said plaintiff and the said
Parsons lor himself and tor tbe said
And tbeso defendants further Bay
that utturwurd at Washington afore.
said, the said Committee on Appropri
ations did rocommond the passage and
the House ot Keprcsentatives did pass
a bill appropriating large sums ol
money, w hich said bill passed Con
gress and was approved January 8,
1873, lorthosum ori,Z4i,!u,y,out
of which said sum the said Board of
Public Works were authorized to pay
tho said sum ol money agreed to be
paid by Buid contract and awarded,
"Ana the said oclenaunts lurllier
aver that the award was, in fact,
mainly procured by tho ofliciul influ
enco of tho suid Garfield alone.
"And tho defendant say tbut by
means of tbo premises the said award
and contract woro then and thore
illegal, improper, against public policy,
and void, etc, And this tbo said de
fendants arc ready to verify, etc.
When tho matter cumo on to bo
hoard, 1 as counsel for the defendant,
submittod B briet in writing, ot which
the tourth, hub and sixth points aro as
follows, viz :
F'ourth "Tho pleasure good. They
set out in substance that tho contract
was obtnincd by tho plaintiff of the
Board of Publio Works of tbe Dis
trict of Columbia by Improper influ
ences. Tbut tbe contract was in part
tho amount of 50,000 square yards,
upon its face, contingent upon a future
appropriation to oomauony t;ongross ;
that the plaintiff employed James A.
Garfield, then being a mombor of Con
gross and Chairman of the Committee
on Appropiulions ol tho House ol Hep
roseniutives, agreeing to pay him a
contingent tee of 5,000, provided he
would obtain the said contract of the
Board of Publio Works , that by bis
influenco and persuasion he did pro
cure the same tor which he received
tho sum ot 15,000 ; that afterwards a
bill was reported from the Committee,
ol which ho was Chairman, and did
pass the liouso, and passed Congress
and become a law, appropriating tbe
sum of 11,241,000 out of which tbe
pavement out of said contract could
bo said for by said Board ot Public
Works ; and the plaintifTand defendant.
and the said Board of Publio Work
well know at tho time of his said em
ploy ment, and at tbe time of bis service
in procuring said contract, that said
Gurfiold from bis official position did
and would have a potent influonce In
procuring tho passage, ol such appro
priation to curry such contract into
effect by sa'd lioard of Publio Works ;
and tbut by means ol the premise the
said contract was, in fact, obtained by
improper influences against pnblic
policy, and is void.
Fifth "It is no sufficient answer to
say that Garfield was at the same timo
a member uf the legal profession. His
being a membor of Cougros at tho
samo time, any employment as upon a
contingent fee or otherwise to obtain a
contractjlrom a Board of Publio officers
dependent upon the future action of
Congress to fulfill, is against publio
policy and is void.
Sixth "That tho plaintiff Chitten
den woll know and intended that the
influence of Gon. Gurfiold as a mem
ber of Congress was to be used in pro
oaring the contract rathor than his
arguments as a counselor at law, a is
evident from bia letter to the defend
ants, sot out in their special plea, in
which he says : "The influence ot Gon.
Garfield has boon secured by yester
day, last night and to day's labors.
Ho carrios the purso of the Unitod
States the Chairman of tbe Com
mittee of Appropriations and is the
strongest man in Congress and with
our friends. My domnnd is to-day
not less than one hundred thousand
more two hundred in all. Everything
is in ino post shape, the connections
oomploto, and I have reason to believe
satisfactory. I can hardly
realize that we have Gon. Garfield
with us. It ia rare, and very gratify
ing. All the appropriation ot the
A'lamci came irom mm.
"In the recent case of Burke vs.
Child, not yet reported (May, 18T5)
decided at the last October term of
tbo Supreme Court of tbe United
Stato. Mr. Justice Swayno, in s
vorv ablooplnlon, review all thecae,
and bold : That a contract, express
or implied, for purely profession!
service la valid. Within this cate
gory be include drafting a petition,
attendance on taking testimony, col
lecting tact, preparing argument and
submitting thorn, orally or in writing,
to a Com rait too' or other proper au
thority. " 'But uch service are separated by
a broad line from poraonal solicitation
and from official influence.'
"Tbo agreement witb Gon. Garfield,
a member of Congress, to pay bim
15,000 as a contingent toe, lor procur
ing a contract which was iuelf mad
to depend upon a future appropriation
by Congress which appropriation could
only coino from a Committee of which
bo was Chairman, wasasalo of official
influenco, which no vail can cover,
against tbe plainest principles ol pub
lio policy. No counselor at law, whom
holding high office, has a right to put
himself in a position for tomptution ;
and, nnder pretenses of making a legal
argument, exert his official influenco
upon public officers dept'iidiiil upon
lus future nelion.
'Certainly the Courts of Justice will
never lend themselves to enforce
contracts obluincd by such influences."
Tbe Court (Judge Farwoll presiding)
overruled tbe demurrer; nold the
special pleas to be good ; and, that the
contract was void aa against pnblio
policy, That ended the case. Re
spectfully your. J, R. Doolittlb.
WOMAN ASA CSXSUS TAKER.
In many parts of the country women
have boon appointed as Census Knu
morators, witb the probable result
something like this:
Neatly dressed women ol an uncertain
age with a big book nnder her arm
aud pen in hand, rings the door bell.
loting lady appears at the door.
Census Enumerator "Good morn
ing. J.ovoly morning, in taking
tho Census. You wore born ?"
ouug Lady" l os em."
"Your name, please ? What a pretty
dust cap you havo on. Can 1 get the
pattern ? It's just like the one the lady
n the next bouse ba. uel s see, your
'I haven't tho pattern. Don't you
get awful tired walking around taking
the Census .'
Oh, yes, its wearisome, but 1 pick
up a great deal ol information. How
n ic6 your dinner smells cooking! Plum
'in -Maino! jo, l haven t plum
pudding to day. I'm looking for a new
1 ve got one that 1 took down from
a lady' book across tbo way. Are
you married f"
y o. Want an invitation to the
wedding, don't you ? It will bo a long
time belore you got it. You can kocp
your plum pudding recipe, thank you.
"1 Bird think" twould be some time.
Have you chil oh, ol course, 1 forgot.
This ball carpet is just the pattern of
Aunt Purdy's. She's had it more than
twenty years. How many are thoy in
tho family ?
'It this hall carpot don t suit ynu,
you tun gut oft from it and go about
'VA ell, you ro an impudent jade any
how. You haven't told me when yon
wus born, or what's your name, or
when you expect to get married, and
there's ten dollars' fine for not answer
ing Census-takers' questions, and if I
was you I wouldn't be seen at tbe door
in such a sloachy morning dross,
'Oh you hateful thing I Yon can
just go away. I'll pay ten dollars just
to get rid of you, and smile doing it
It's none of your buainaa or the Census'
either. No, it isn't. You can keep
your pattern ; and your saucy, impu
dent questions to yourson t i
"Good morning, 1 must bo getting
on. 1 haven t dono but three families
all forenoon," an energetic bang of
door just missed catching a foot ot ber
trailing dross-skirts. Sew Haven Reg
ister. WORDS OF WISDOM.
One act ot charity is worth a cen
tury of eloquence.
Ibe uso of character is to be a
shiold against calumny.
Tbe fear ot futnre evils is in itself
tbe greatest of evil.
Cborish yonr beet hope a faith,
and abide by thorn in action.
Ho must be a thorough fool who
can learn nothing from hi own folly.
A groat many pain ot shoo are
worn out before a man doe all ho say.
Every flower, oven tbe fairest, has
its shadow beneath it as it wing in
Tbe tie that binds the happy may
bo dear, but that which links tbo un
lortnnate is tendorness unutterably.
Age is not all decay ; it is tbo ripen
ing, tho swelling of tbe fresh life within
that whilhors and buret tbe busk.
Passion are likened best to floods
and stream. The shallow murmur,
but the deep are dumb.
Better full covered and scarred witb
tho wounds of glory than to surrender
through expediency to what ia wrong.
How quaintly flow the river toward
the sea, yet it always roachos its desti
nation. This a point to remember
when you are trying to "rush things."
Tho Now York Times positively as
serts that "np to this day no human
being has boen able to give a valid
reason why the Democrat should be
given charge of the National Govern
ment." Woll, then, we will give ono
that must be accounted valid. The
election of 1876 was a decision of the
highost tribunal that "the Democrat
should be given charge ot the National
Government." Thoro are namerou
other reasons, bat that is aufflcient.
There are a many reasons why tbe
Republican party should go out of
power. It waa ordered out by the
sovereign people in 1876. Having set
that ordor aside by fraud, it will be
more emphatically repeated and en
forced this year.
Mandeville. in his fable of th bee.
seems to bave formed a whimsical no
tion of what were in his time the re
quisites to make a judge, for b soy
any tolerable lawyer, not notorious for
dlshonosty, is always fit to be a Judge
as soon a he i old and suffioienUy se
rious to go through hi bunnes with
a grave face.
There 1 on peculiarity about a
trout that I cannot understand, Bay
a Reformed Lecturer, and that ia, that
a five pound trout, i about tb
aiae and weight of two pound aucker
in Illinois creek. 1 eupaose, however,
it is owing to the adporior fineness ana
flavor ot the trout
"Do yon think I am a fool f" asked
a violent fellow of a Doctor. "Really,"
replied the Doctor, "I would not Lava
made tbe assertion, but bow that you
ask my opinion, I must aay that 1 am
not prepared to deny It,
Senator Bruce hadn't tim to read
bia Freodmco bank report to the
brethren assembled in New York on
the 5th. It would bave been a fitting
commentary on the garrulous for the
negro In which some of the speakers
"If I hit yer," aaid en littl boy to
another, "ysr'll be utio' vreU far
snuff ter morrow."
A Maltose croaa A drab-colored cat
with the hydrophobia.