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Ocuotcii to politics, Citcraturc, Agriculture, Science, illornlitn, ana (Scucral uteUigcucc.
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA., JULY 13, 1876.
Published by Theodore Schoch.
TriiM 4 T tl'll:r a year in advance and if not
jiii.i Iv-I'iri' the on. I of tin; year, two dollars and fifty
..iit ill lie !iar'.''-l.
t s" No jia;itr din-ontimieil until all arrearage are
tiiil, xr.-t n't t In' iit ion ot'the Editor.
AdviTtixMiuMitH of one iiar f (oijlit line-) or
f-s out- or three i n crt ions si .VI. Eiieli additional in
fiTtimi, " eents. Lunger ones in jiroport inn.
JOII TI X ti
OK AM. KINDS,
Exeunt el in the hi-lie-.t stylo of the. Art, anil on the
nio-t nasonu'iic term.-.
II. Mil 31. 1.
Second door below J'.urnett llonso.
"ml iloor w oi iiieKsne '-'.laKer . iiurcn. tmice
liour to ! a. in., 1 to M . in., (i to .l p. in.
May J IsTC-t!".
51. S. 3I1L.T,l-:il,
lliysici;m and Surgeon,
Office, formerly oocnj.k-d by r. Seip. Ke-dd.-iu-o with
.1. 15. Miller, one d r below the .i. H'ersoiiiau Olliic.
)lli e leiurs, 7 o i, 12 to " and (J to V.
May 11, 1 :;. tl".
u. x. ii. pi:ck,
Otliee in .T:is. Kdinser's new building, nearly ojvsite
Hie st i-oiid-bu rs Hank, tias adni uttered lor eiu- t itg
w hen ilesirol.
Sirond-.bnrtf, Pa. .Ian. ii,'"i-tf.
it. ;::o. w. j vciisox
rranix, snincox and aitoitiieur.
:I'i.-i in Samuel TLiod'-: new bnil.litur. n'-arly o-j..i-iie
t'ti- )i i-t i!!"iL.. Jlesi'Unee on Suryli street,
. . 1'i-.ui'n !iu.
kast sTKornsr.riiii pa.
AflJ novb-il.;nt( :i!s taken and all lu.-i ;ie. pertaining
t ' i I !i.- oilier e.i.' t"s!i v iM-rut 1.
IMMIsoN .v THOMPSON,
Ileal Ksl:t1" In-nranee Agents.
Ciiiee. Kitlers 11 "A" ! in 1 i i .1 S Hear tin l'l-pol.
V..;-t i i-'i'.i'i '!! Ii., j;;n. -7. is;,;.
Attorney at lnv,
One il.ior nb,.vc the " s'troii dsburg House,"
I'ulleciinn jwomptly m:i(!o.
().-ubjr 'Si, 1874.
Surveyor, Conveya,ncer and
Heal Estate Agent.
Farms. Timber Lands and Town Lots
OfH'-e mcarly opposite Anu'iioan Iloues
an 1 '1 d !ir itelnw the Corner .Store.
D R. J. LANT Z,
SURGEON & MECHANICAL DENTIST.
Siill ba-. bis oflb-e on Main stm-t, in tbe second try
f 1'r. S. Wul'-'ii's briek building, nearly ojjio:te tin
S;r..!eN!nir' 1! I'ise. and be tlaters li imsel f t lijf by fib
teij y.-;ir iiis,-;i nt jiraetiec and tie' i:i"t c;!iint an'l
C:ii;;d at;. utioii to nl in:i:!eis pert ai n i hi; to hi-, jiro-f.-i.ii.
tli it Iw is fully :iM- to er;'orni all i.icnitiii
in tie- d liiai line in the njo-t varelul and sl:i;;!"iil maii
riT. S..-; i.il ...Ttention u'iTen to :ivi;v; t'.e- Natural Teetb;
alM. t' tin- insertion of Artilieial Tettb on Kiibber.
ro'd. silver, or '.'lit in no ns ( ; uins, u :id jut fee l fits in all
c;i " insni". il.
M i-t .. r-..ii fcmiw tbe srre-il fo'ly and danger of 4-n-t
ru-i ;nr t i wo; k.to t h- iiii-.jeri -need. r to t lm-e li v
i si 4 at a i;-ianee. Ajril bi, ls7i. tf.
Opposition to Humbuggsry I
Tin1 ii r- ' jie 'i li Tel r aniioiinee tl.at li'1 bris re
v'!M.'i !ei:ii :-, a? 1 he old -land, ;i;t iloor to Ilu-ii l's
! .riling -:..r.-, Malnslr. i t. si rond!inr. I'a., mid is
fi.!!y j.n j..ired to aecoiin.edal .ill in want of
BOOTS and SHOES,
made in tie- hit'' stylo and oft''."d inatert;:I. jlejiaw
tZ prmiin! ! v ati'-ntiil to. dive me a call.
I .-.!. l-7.vjy.j f. LIAVJS WATKItS.
AXOTISXISt TIlttl'SiY 1VOX
ESTEY COTTAGE ORGANS!
Tlicsc superior and l)e:iuti fully fiuislitd in
Ptniments fur eclipsed their competitor in
volume, purity, sweetness and delicacy of tone,
us to carry oll'the lirst and only premium p;iv
tn to esliihiturs of reed Organs at the Monroe
County Fair, held September '1, 1S74.
JItiv onty the bext. Fur riee list addrof-s
Oct l'tf-1 J. Y. SKJAl-TS,
GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
Nearly opposite Kautz's Blacksmith Shop,
The umiersig-ned would respect fully in
form the citizens of Stroudsburg and vicinity
that he is now fully prepared to do all kinds
of Paper Hanging, Glazing and Painting,
promptly and at thort notice, and that he
will keep constantly on hand a line stock o-l
Paper JJanginrj-a of all descriptions and at
low prices. The patronage of the public
is earnestly solicted. May 16, 1872.
Dwelling House for Sale.
A very desirable two story P welling House, eonfain-
jfnA i it vr .-.even rooms, us' of winch iss.nitalile
tor a store Koom, situate on .Alain . street,
in the Jloroii-b of Stroudsbur. Tin
I building is nearlv new, and cverv lart
ofithi go'! co lei i I ion. l'or terms
all at mi., oiliee. J)ec. 9, l75-tf.
BX' T you hsiotv that .1. II.
Me( 'arty 4c Suns are the only Under
takers, in Stmud.-d.iurg who undcivstuiidrf their
business? If not, attend a i'uueral uianagcd
In; any other Undertaker in towu, aud you
v. i!l m'o the ju-ouf of the fact".
TO WHOM it MAY CONCERN !
lias resumed the IIOOT and SHOE iiinkin; business,
in all its various branches, in the basement of. I. 15.
Miller's bnildin-r, one door East of jell'ersonian Otliee.
All who desire anything in his line, done up in the
highest style of the art, are cordially invited to droji
in. " I "March :to, '7-t t'.
All persons are hereby cautioned not to
trespass on any property of the undersigned,
situate in Stroud township, Monroe county, Pa.
Any one violating this notice will be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law.
J A COi; II. LUTTS.
Strondsburg, July 20, 1S75.
AVc the undersigned respectfully inform
the citizens of .troudsburg and vicittity,
that we have added to our lanre assort
HATS A3SD CAPS,
A complete and carefully selected stock of
Slew's & Youths' Rcady
cf the latest .ittd most fashionable styles
and best quality. We have also a com
plete lino of
CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
1 Mease give us a call and examine our
stock and prices before you purchase else
where. We shall soon oflcr a large assort
Umbrellas, Traveling Bags, &c.
You will find lis one door west of Key
stone lrug Store, Main Street, Strouds
X. . Silk Hats ironed and repaired
at short notice. (Jive us a call.
V' ALTON & AY INT Ell M UT E.
Stroudsburg, April 20, LS70.
5000 HE WARD !
A tall-complexioned YOUN(J MAN, aged
o ft. 0 it)., height loJ Jbs. Had on, when last
seen two pairs of swallow-tailed sealskin
trousers, fashionable mutton cutlet waiscoat,
with delirium trimmings; double-barrelled
frock coat, with horse collar and sausage
lining; patient leather-bottom top shoes, laced
up at the sole, and buttoned inside.
He is deaf and dumb of one eye and hard
of hearing with the other, with a slight squint
in his eye teeth ; stoops very up right with a
loud impediment in his look, chignon on up
per lip with whiskers bitten off short inside;
mouth like a torn pocket ; hair of a deep scarlet
blue and parted from ear to yonder; Calves of
legs rising 4 years, to be sold cheap on ac
count of the dearness of milk ; very liberal
w ith other peoples' money, and well known to
a good templar, having been eleventeen years
a member of the I. O. G. T. (I Often (ict
Any one who knows of his whereabouts will
please report at the
Empire Clothing Store,
where he will find the
L AUG EST and BKST ASSORTMENT
Men and Boy's Clothing,
Hats and Caps,
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Trunks, Valices, &c. &c.
kept in this vicinity, and which we will sell
LOWEST PANIC PRICES 1
If you want to save money don't fail to ex
amine our stock before purchasing elsewhere.
If you want (JOOD GOODS at low prices,
there is no place in Monroe Countv to com
pete with the EMPIRE CLOTHING STOKE.
Our new stock is complete in every particu
lar. Please call and examine for yourselves.
at Emiukk Clothing Stoke.
Stroudsburg, March '!'.', 1 SJ7G. t f.
For s.ilo at this Office.
POINTS IN A STIRRING LIFE.
GOV. HAYES EA1U.V LIFE HIS I'OSITIO.V
AT THE CINCINNATI 15AK. SERVICES IN
THE A II. MY IIOW II E CUT OFF THE
UETltEAT OF MOIU1AN' FROM OHIO
HIS FLULIC CAKE Eli AND PERSONAL
C II A It ACT E It 1 ST ICS.
Since the nomination of Gen. II. B.
Hayes for the Presidency, there appears to
be a very ccrcat and :encral desire for
information as to his personal traits and
history. Fortunately it so happens that
this desire may be readily gratified, for
Gen. Hayes has not been less fortunate in
his private relations than in his public
career, and the more intimate the acquain
tance the people have with him the more
popular he is likely to become. An out
line of his personal history has already been
correctly given in the Timts, and need not
not now bo repeated. His accstry on his
father's side was Scotch, and on his mother's
Franco-English. ''The name of Hayes,"
runs an old and fanciful tradition, '"began
by valor. The Scotch; being at war, were
retreating before an enemy near where the
head of the ancient family of Hayes was at
work with his sons in a field. He said to
his sons : 'Pull our plow and harrow to
pieces and light.' They engaged and beat
their foes. The King, passing I y, observed
what had been done, and said to his defen
der : 'Your name shall be Hayes.' He
then gave him a large tract of land for his
valor. Therefore the coat of arms for
Haves should be a plow and harrow, and a
Geonre Haves, a son of the ancestor
Ltbove mentioned, emigrated to Perbyshire,
in England, and afterward to America,
where he married and had three children
born to him. His wife and children all
died, and marrying again, this time Abi
gail Pibol, of Dung Island, he settled at
Windsor, Conn. By his second wife he
had ten children. Of this family Ruther
ford B. Haves, father of the present Jover
uor of Ohio, was a descendant. He was
a native of AViudham count', A'ermont,
and emigrated to Ohio in 1817, He was
a man of excellent temper, and of moderate
though comfortable circumstances, and was
greatly esteemed by his r.cighbors.
The mother of Governor Hayes was
Sophia Birchard, descended from a
Huguenot French family, which took
refuge iu England and intermarried there.
Her ancestor, John Birchard, came over
from England iu 1G35, and settled at
Norwich, Conn. Her father, Roger Birch
ard, was a native of that State, but emi
grated to AViudham county, Arcrmont,
where Sophia Birchard was born. Both
her grandfathers were Revolutionary sol
diers, one of them, Captain Daniel Austin,
serving as an officer under AVashington
throughout the war. Her other grand
father, Elias Birchard, died near the close
of the war of disease contracted iu the
service. Her brother, Sardis Birchard,
uncle to Governor Hays, settled in Fremont,
Ohio, where he died two years ago, leaving
a large estate. He was a public-spirited
citizen, very liberal in contributions for
public and benevolent enterprises, and
greatly beloved in the community in which
he lived. In politics he was an ardent
AVhig and Republican, and he was one of
the original purchasers of United States
bonds in Ohio when they were first issued
in 1SG2. Among his intimate friends were
Hon. M. R. AVaitc, present Chief Justice
of the United States, and one of the last
acts of his life was to dictate a letter con
gratulating Mr. AVaitc upon his appoint
ment to that position. Governor Hayes
was a great favorite with his uncle, and
upon his death became his principal heir.
The father of the Governor died before
his son was born, and 31 r. Birchard there
fore directed the education of j'ound Hayes,
and had much to do with the formation of
his character. His mother was a most
valuable counsellor, all accounts agreeing
that she was a lady of extremely excellent
qualities. She died in 18GG, at the resi
dence of her son-in-law, Mr. AVilliam A.
Piatt, of Columbus. She was a member
of the Presbyterian church for fifty years.
Young Hayes received his education at
Kcnyon College, an Episcopalian institution
at Gambier, Ohio. He graduated there
in 1812, with the first honors of his class,
of which he was the youngest member.
Among his associates in college were Hon.
Stanley Matthews, of Cincinnati, now one
of the most eminent lawyers in Ohio, and
Hon. David Davis, of Illinois, now one of
the Associate Justices of the United States
Supreme Court. Young Hayes was greatly
esteemed among his schoolfellows for his
unassuming, genial manners, his manliness,
and his sturdy common sense. On one
occasion scvcralif the students undertook
to revolt against college discipline, and some
of Hayes' most intimate friends were
induced to take part in the outbreak. He
firmly refused to be a party to it, though
his pride was strongly appealed to, and by
his example and persuasion he induced
others, who were afterwards very grateful
to him for this friendly service, to resist
the boyish madness of the moment and
obay the rules of the college.
Upon graduating, young Hayes received
the usual college degree, and the institu
tion has since conferred upon him the title
of LL. D. Having passed the law course
at Harvard University, he settled at
Fremont, Ohio, where ho formed a part
nership with General Buckland, a promi
nent officer of the late war, and since the
war a nu mber of Congress from that State.
It was not long, however, before he was
induced by the advice of friends whom he
consulted to remove to Cincinnati, where
he opened an office on his own account.
Here his professional charatcr was molded
by the contact of such minds as that of
Chase, Matthews, Storcr, Perry, Hoadley,
Pugh, Pendleton, Grocsbcck and many
others, avIio were then porminent and have
since become distinguished both as lawyers
and statesmen. He rapidly acquired a
fisrt-rate practice, and his genial, winning
manners made him a universal favorite,
particularly with the young men, who were
soon bent upon making him their political
leader. It is sometimes said of Governor
Hayes that he lacks in what are called
brilliant qualities, but his reputation at this
time was that of being one of the most
brilliant young men at the Cincinnati bar.
His style of eloquence was impassioned and,
persuasive, and often drew immense crowds
to the court-room. In fact, his friends
were more afraid of his being considered
too showy than lacking in the qualities
that dazzle and captivate.
His career in the ariny began with the
war and ended with it. He enlisted
originally as a private soldier, and was ap
pointed Major of the Twenty-third Ohio
Infantry by Governor Dennison, who re
quested him to accept that position. Had
he been in search of military honors he
could just as well have been Colonel of his
regiment as Major, but, having had no
military experience, he insisted that some
one who had should be appointed to that
position. Accordingly it was given to Col
onel, afterward Mojor-General llosecrans.
A Vest A'irginia, the field of operations in
which General Hayes mostly served, was
comparatively an unpropitious one for
military distinction. Had he been assigned
to the Army of the Potomac or to that of
Sherman he would undoubtedly, had his
life been spared, have risen to the command
of an army corps or a department. In
AVest A'irginia the service was arduous,
but the grand operations of the war were
speedily transferred to other quarters. The
operations in AVest A'irginia were mostly
expeditionary, and included but few con
spicuous battles. General Hayes never
met the enemy anywhere that he did not
distinguish himself for his courage, skill and
coolness, and this was and notably so in the
battle of South Mountain, where, with his
arm broken bv a bullet, he fought at the
head of his regiment until, overcome by
pain and loss of blood, he was carried from
the field. But it was not until Sheridan's
campaigns iu the valley, during the year
18G4, that he had an opportunity to show
how much of a soldier he was. llis charcre
across the slough in the battle of Opequan
was scarcely excelled duriug the whole war
as a feat of personal gallantry, and the skill
and intrepidity with which he hadldcd his
division at Fisher's II ill and Cedar Creek
stamped him as a man of real military
genius. AVith regular army men he had
already been so regarded and was consid
ered by them one of the finest officers iu
the volunteer service.
As illustrating his decision of character
and general fitness for great emergencies,
an incident may be narrated of which no
correct account has hitherto been published.
In June, 1SG3, an expedition comprising
three brigades (one of them that of Col.
Hayes'), with cavalry and artillery, was
dispatched to South-western A'irginia with
the view of capturing Saltville, and break
ing up the A'irginia and Tennessee Rail
way. Starting from the Upper Kanawha,
the expedition marched through a fright
fully wild and rugged country, and after
crossing several ranges of mountains, struck
and tore up the railway, raided the neigh
boring country, and returning by a tedious
and difficult march, arrived within fifteen
miles of Fayette ville, July 2od. During
all this time the command had been entirely
separated from mail communications, and
knew nothing of the stirring events that
had happened iu other departments, includ
ing the surrender of Vicksburg, Lee's
defeat at Gettysburg, and John Morgan's
raid north of the Ohio. Col. Hayes there
fore rode forward to Fayctteville to obtain
information, and on reaching the town
galloped at once to the telegraph office,
where, without dismounting, he called to the
operator through the open window, "What's
the news ?" The man at the instrument
turned and was about to give him a brief
history of events, when a signal came over
the wires, and the man said, "Hold, I'm
called. Col. Hayes then went into the
office and read the following dispatch as it
came from the instrument :
"John Morgan is crossing the Scioto at
Pikcton, Ohio, and is making tor Gallipolis.
He will arrive there day after to-morrow."
This was startling news to Col. Hayes.
"John Morgan in Ohio !" he exclaimed,
"and making for Gallipolis ?" The operator
then explained that the rebel raider was
hardly beset by Union cavalry, and that he
was evidently seeking escape from the
State by crossing the Ohio River at Galli
polis, where there was no adequate force
to dispute his passage, or to protect large
quantities of supplies which had been col
lected there. Col. Hayes comprehended
the situation in an instant, and as quickly
sent this dispatch Hashing over the wires:
"Are there any steamboats at Charles
"Yes, two," was almost the immediate
"Send them up to Fayctteville at once,"
"All right," replied the Charleston
Col. Hayes, without having rccived
another word of information, jumped into
the saddle and galloped back to camp,
fifteen miles. He reached camp at night
fall, and laid the whole matter before Gen.
Scammon, who gave him permission to take
two regiments and a- section of artillery
. JAVL.iJi'1! u?Jwj"jLkt,iEimvi,'iKw 'jiimj ,u, i jf . i- mi K'r wmwa l i.'i.mh.j who
and hasten to Gallipolis. He then an
nounced his purpose to his soldiers, who
greeted his orders with wild hurrahs. In
half an hour his little column was iu motion,
groping its way along the rough mountain
road. The night was moonless, and the
darkness sometimes so intense that the
regiments were compelled to halt tmtil the
clouds cleared before they could iro forward.
All night the weary inarch was continued,
just as dawn began to streak the summits
of the mountains the column, reaching a
high point overlooking the Kanawha
A'alley, near Fayctteville, saw the two
steamboats rounding a bend and coming
up the liver. The troops and the boats
reached the wharf almost simultaneously,
and within an hour the whole command
had embarked, and the steamers were
under full headway down the Kanawha,
their decks strewn with tired and sleeping
soldiers. By daylight next morning the
boats reached Gallipolis, and the troops
disembarked and took positions to defend
the town, but Morgan had been advised
by spies of their approach when six miles
away, and turned his column northward
toward Poineroy, another point on the
Ohio. Col. Hayes instantly re-embarked
and steamed up the rived to overtake him.
lie arrived in time to go out and meet the
enemy while advancing upon the town, but
Morgan's officers were not long in discover
ing that something tougher was in front of
them than militia regiments, and they sud
denly drew off, remounted, and made for
Buflington's Island, a point still further
up the river. Here Morgan seized a steam
boat, and had ferried over about three
huudred of his men, when Col. Haves
arrived, seized the boat, and put a stop to
any surther progress in that line. Morgan
himself had crossed the river, but seeing
that his main body was about to be cut ofi'
he rccrosscd, and remained with his
soldiers to share their fortunes. After
some fighting he drew off again, and made
for other points up the river. But the
last opportunity for escape had passed, and
the Confederate raiders, hardly beset by
Gens. Ilobson and Shaklelbrd were speedily
driven to the wall and forced to surrender.
As a political leader, Gov. Hayes has few
superiors. It has been said of him by an
opposition journal that "a better tactician
never led a party in a political contest,"
and the brilliant successes he has achieved
vindicate the assertion. In each of his
three different canvasses for the Governor
ship of Ohio, none but the highest ability
and prudence in management could have
saved his party from defeat. It has been
often said,' and is still a prevailing belief,
that he is the only man in Ohio who could
have carried the State against AVilliam
Allen last year, and the assertion is per
haps not very extravagant.
In his discussions of public questions,
Governor Hayes is noted for his persuasive
ness and candor. Probably he never made
a political speech in his life that did not
win votes to the party. He has much of
the homely st3'le of stating propositions
that characterized Abraham Lincoln, and
much the same terse, clear, and forcible
method of maintaining them by argument,
llis political opponents are never offended
by what he says, and never listen to him
but with unaffected respect. He carries
with him the air of a man not prejudiced
or bigoted, but perfectly sincere and honest
in his convictions, and absolutely unswerv
ing iu what he believes to be right.
His speeches always command attention,
whether spoken or printed, and are always
worthy of it. He never says anything
that his friends arc sorry for or wish him
to take back. His messages and other
State papers are almost eccentric in their
brevity and pithiness. He has the rare
gift of saying what he wants to say in a few
words, and the still rarer one of knowing
what not to say. He wastes no time in
skirmishing around his subject, but grap
ples with it in his very first sentence. He
is a good scholar, an industrious reader,
and a man of large and varied information.
He is especially fond of pioneer matters,
and probably no man in Ohio has such
thorough knowledge of the antiquities and
all that pertains to the early settlement and
later histoy of the State. His knowledge of
public men is very thorough, and his per
sonal recollections, extending back to the
generation of AVebstcr, Clay, and Corwin,
arc replete with entertaining fact and
anecdote. He was present at the death of
Corwin in AVashington, and has heard
AVebstcr in the Scute, He is a good talker,
tells a story well, and though he never
entourages anything coarse or boisterous,
keenly enjoys a wholesome pleasantry.
Though of a rather serious cast of mind, a
man of more happy temper never lived.
No one probably ever saw him out of
humor or ever heard from his lips an ill
natured word. On all oceassious and iu
every relation he is one of the truest of
llis frankness is admirable. His life is
open as tlvo day. AVith all his political
sagacity he is no intriguer, and he never
sought an office in his life. Quick in his
decisions without being brusque, he is as
firm in his convictions as adamant. He
does not create opposition by ill-advised
or unnecessary aggressiveness, but he never
evades it when it becomes a matter of duty
to encounter it. In all public relations iu
which he has yet been tried, he has dis
played a genius for doing the right thing
at the right time iu the right way. Two
of the most salient points of his character
arc sturdy common sense and his unimpeach
able integrity. He is a man whom hypocrites
aud rascals avoid by instinct. He cuuld not
be a demagogue if he would, and he would
not if he could, lie is oae of the very few
men whose head position cannot turn, and
whom wealth cannot spoil. All his tastes)
and habits are severely plain. Of no pub
lic man of the last century can it be mortf
truly said that he is
"Rii'li in saving common sense.
And, us the g"t-:tti-st only are,"
In llis similicity MiliUme."
There is a whole-souled heartiness and
breezy good nature in his manner that make
the humblest at home with him, and every
body cheerful in his presence. For the
last two years he has lived mostly upon h?sj
farm near Fremont, personally superintend
ing its management, and often taking a
hand himself in the usual farm work. 116
has an admirable constitution, is strictly
temperate iu all things, and loves an active,
Gov. Hayes is an attractrfc man in Ids
public relations, but he is not Ics? so in hi?
domestic and private relations. He is never
so perfectly charming and so supremely
happy as when surrounded by his family' at
his own fireside. And never was man more
fortunate in the attractions of his home
circle. Suffice it to say that when the
people of this nation shall call Gov. Hayes
to the Presidency they will have a chance
to see what grace, beauty, intelligence and
good will can do to adorn the AVhitc House
and embellish AVashington society without
the meretricious aid of ostentation and
extravagance. JVcic York Times:
An Extraordinary Occurrence.
Last fall Mr. L. AY. Smith, coal opera
tor at Greenfield, Pa., pastured a fine large
mule with Jonathan AVest on Pike Run,
near Monongahcla city. It was turned in
to the field with a young stallion about two
years old and taken out this spring to be'
put to work. It was soon discovered that
the mule must be returned to pasture again,
and last week she gave birth to a finely de
veloped horse colt. This extraordinary
freak of nature is attracting universal at
tention, and is visited by many incredulous
persons who hardly" believe the story, al--beit
it is so well authenticated. The mother
has no milk for its young, nature seeming
to have made no provision for such an irre
gular proceeding. But she seems wonder
fully fond of the colt, and exhibits some
most extraordinary funny pranks as she'
dances and prances about her baby colt, so
unwonted, so irregular, so out of the usual
order of affairs. The colt is a lively and
healthy little fellow. It is maintained by
Buffun, Hunter and others, that this hy
brid is incapable of reproducing, and indeed
this "fact" is one used and insisted upon by
Huxley in his argument for Darwin's idea
against specific character, and in favor of
the unity of the species. And now this
stubborn mule has the audacity to kick
Darwin Full "in the face draws its colt 01
him as it were. ReftuLUcan;
Democratic National Convention.
The Converrtrtm for the nomination of
Democratic candidates for President and
A'ice President of the United States met at
St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, June 27th,
and was called to order at 12: IS P. M. by
Augustus Schell, Chairman of the National
11. M. AVattcrson, of Kentucky, was
elected temporary Chairman, he being suc
ceeded by General John A. McClernaud,
of Illinois, as President of the Convention
On AVedncsday afternoon, the actual la
bors of the Convention began, the commit
tee on resolutions reporting at two o'clock
the platform whkrh was adopted by a vote
of t;:i to S3.
Balloting for President then began, the
first ballot resulting as follows : Governor
Tilden, -103 ; Go Hendricks, 133i ; Gen,
Hancock, 75; Gen. Allen, 5G ; Senator
Bayard, 27 ; Gov. Parker, 18. On the se
cond ballot, Tilden received 533 ; Hen
dricks, GO ; Allen 54 ; Hancock, 59 ; Bayard
11 ; Parker, IS ; Thurman, 2. The nomina
tion was then made unanimous.
On Thursday A. 31., Thomas A. Hen
dricks, of Indiana, was nominated for A'ice
President. Of the 738 votes cast, Hen
dricks received 730, eight blanks being,
cast by Ohio.
Hay-making in Norway.
Of this a correspondent writes: "The
way they make hay in Norway will be new
to our farmer readers. The grass is hung
upon poles to dry, and I have never seen
such bright colored hay iu my life. It is
almost as bright and green as when grow
ing. In some fields you sec strings of
fences, a few yards long, which begin and
end nowhere. These lines of fences arc
about as wide apart as a new England far
mer makes his windrows. On the fences
the grass is hung till the wind and sun cure
it. The sun does not bum it. That is
one way and perhaps the most common.
The other way is to plant posts in the field,
twelve feet or so ajutrt, and in theso
posts liiscrt pegs about one foot asunder.
On these pegs poles are laid, and on them
the grass is hung jur,t as we used to dry
paper at the mills down cast forty years
ago. The result is hay that any farmer
would be proud of."
Philadelphia's productions, according to
Lorin Blodgett, an eminent statistician, arer
really wonderful. Last year they amount
ed to $552,000,000, a handsome increase
over previous years. The production of
iron and steel amounted to G5,00(,OO( ,
sugar and molasses, 20,000,000; wooh u
goods, 810,000,000 ; carpets, 810,000.000;
cotton goods, 824,000,000 ; boots and shoesf
813,000,000, with an entensive variety of