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HnH"ltu,mHKtmm.. - "&8mt Daaaaasl .' J - J OotTMpoaasneA of Mw Sirmaaii JJotfeBO j,1u , Sept 50. On Saturday morning our entire community was frightfully astonished on waking to discover the walls and fences here covered over with large chalk figures of "1329," Everybody here is terribly anxious to solve the mystery of these frightful figures, that boldly and unblushingly Btare us in the face on every street add alley throughout the length and breadth of our city. Thousands and tens of thousands of these figures all springing into existence in a night. The good and loyal Republicans were promptly notified of the mysterious writing on the wall long before daylight, and very speedily raised squads who went about with scrub brushes and water and worked desperately for their life - to rub out the d d accursed figures, the "$329," yet as fast as the "scrub broom brigade" passed over the ground at their work of erasure of the "$329" the same evis - accursing spots were quickly rewritten by some mysterious agency like that that made the terrible writing on the wall in old Scriptural time that carried such consternation into the hearts of the profligate administration of that day. Can you, who are supposed to know everything, explain this terrible mystery of "$329" that gives such deadly wounds to our good old R 'publican ajuls of our once happy old Bourbon T "Pour a balm into the wide, wide, gaping wounds." The Republicans held a rally here on Saturday, with Msjor Calkins as the orator of the day, in place of Senator Allison, who for weeks past had been advertised far and wide aa the once renowned speaker of the occasion. Soma of our people, knowing .ones, of course, do very mysteriously hint that the honest old Senator, being naturally very superstitious and cowardly, getting telegraphic information, from here, of the terrible and mysterious writing of the "$329" - all over our city, was so greatly alarmed at the impending evil that he suddenly canceled his appointment to speak here, stopped on his way, instantly "Turned about and fled from our dangerous city in dire consternation, no one knoweth whither. This is only a rumor, but - just why the honest old Senator or his good Republican friends here should be so terribly alarmed, when no man accuaeth or forseeth, no man knowetb ($329). As a matter beyond controversy the entire Republican party here was frightfully excited almost to the verge of foolishness, and seemed filled with consternation heart and soul, even to this day, over the "$329." Can Colfax I dare Garfield I rise and explain why these, innocent figures of "$329" stir up all the evis and fear that Is in a Republican like thil? In good truth, now, baa any terror ever overtaken our now trembling Republicans aa has this terrible buti mysterious Writing - ony tie wall this dreadful "$329" that yet causes an ominous rattling of the dry bonei and creates a frightful quaking of the Innermost toulabf thaDeGolyer - Credit - Mobili - r defending part of our population. Not even the speech of a "Texas rebel" that was made to our Republicans on Saturday night could eradicate the alarm from their hearta or soothe their slumbers into forget fulness of the terrible import of the t!hlkrninirBf - 8z9 - - Please - plain if possible. Yours with chattering teeth, $329 X $6,000.

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  1. The Fort Wayne Sentinel,
  2. 21 Sep 1880, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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