1 ofifl Gray COENEil. Dn new full goods. While many mer thants nre stuck on luusoiisonu'jle goodt. •knd are using every menus possible ..put them onto their customers, John •Gray conies to tlie close of the censor to grand sh«po and. is able to take ad •T»nUge of tlie very low Eastern mark •ta for cash and gives his eustoincn lJe«n new fresh good* riwiy below olv '•<»rried over stcx-k. P. S.—Come :ind see tlio dlfferfince. DAI. iv J •*«bll«hed every day In tfie w«eK (eicep by the LoRanapoH Journal Company. President . ..V.V... vie, Presid.w "D. W. GRAVES Secretary • It B. BOYER Treasurer 'Prle* per Annum. '.i*rlce per Month. .W Official Paper of City and County. (Entered ns second-dags mal^matter at tke Logansporr Post Olllce, February ». ,WEDNKSDAY, AUGUST 20, iSCKi. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For PrcsWcnt. WILLIAM McKINLEY, JR.. oC O.lio. For Vloo-Frcaldent, BABRETT A. l-IOBAl'.T of New Jersey For Governor, JAMES A. MOUNT of Montgomery Co- For Lieutenant Governor. W S. HAGGARD, 01 Tlppocanoo Count./ For Sec-rotary of State. WILLIAM U. OWEN, of Casa County. For Auditor of State. AMERICUS C. DAILEY of Boone County For Treasurer of State. FRED J, SCHOLZ. of VanderburS County For Attorney General. WILLIAM A. KETCHAM of Marlon Co. For Reporter of Supreme Court, CHARLES F REMY of Bartholomew Co. FSsupeVlntenclcnt of Public Inatructlon, D M GEETING. of Harrison Count. For State Statlstlcan, 8 J THOMPSON, of Shelby County. Tor Judse of tho Appellate Court. First District. WOODFORD ROBINSON, of Gibson Co. Second District. W E HENLEY, of Rush County. . Third District D W COMSTOCK 1 of Wayne County. Fourth District. JAMES B. BLACK, of Marlon County. Fifth District. U Z WILEY, of Bcnton County. Electors at Large. • H. G. THAYER, CHAS F. JOIsES. For Conpress, GEORGE W. STEELE. For Joint Representative. .WILLIAM T. WILSON, of Cass County. • For Representatlve-CHAKLES B LONd- ror^Prosecutor-CHARLES E. HALI. •?™J&^I£&S^ KEES- F»r Sheriff—I. A. ADAMS. For 'For Commissioner, Third District— ABRAHAM 3HIDELEB. COMPARE THEM. "The Republican party ia unrescrved- 47 for sound money. It ewsed tbe en- •ctment of the law providing for the •iMtumptlon of specie payments In 1870; ; s'itace then every dollar has been as good •.-H gold. . "We are unalterably opposed to every •easure calculated to debase our cur- owncy or impair the credit of our conn- -try. We are therefore opposed to the free coinage of silver except by Inter- ':««tl0nal agreement with the leading ••-•ommercLai nations of the world, wuteb we pledge ourselves to promote, and un-HI then such gold standard must be pre- •'All our, silver and pnper currency :«nst be maintained at parity with .ifold, and we favor nil measures de- '.'•Igned to maintain Inviolably the obli- • -i,f»tlone of the United States and all our money, whether coin or pnper, at the .-present standard, the standard of the •Ainost enlightened natlousi'of the earth." • — Republican platform. "We demand the free, and unlimited '-..coinage of both gold and silver at the ••••present lepal ratlc of 1C to 1, without '?wahlng for the old or consent of -^ny ' tther nation. We demand that the -.-•tandard silver dollar shall be i full ''legal tender, equally Tvlth gold, for all .^iebts, public np.3 private, and we fav- ••••«€ snclr legislation as will prevent the uJeanonetlzatlon of any kind of legal ten- -"ier money by privnte.contrnct.— Demo- iratlc platform. We demand free and unlimited roln- of silver nutl gold at the present le- ratio of IB to 1.— Populist platform, -1802. ' We hold to the use of both gold and itlTer as the standard/ money of: the '•- eonntry, and to the coinage, of both gold -.»nd sllTer, without .. discriminating ••gainst either metal or charge for mintage, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals -must be of. equal Intrinsic .-. Mid exchangeable value or be adjusted through International agreement or bt i «uch safeguards of legislation as snail ' -Insure th« maintenance of the purity of the two metals and 'the equal power ,-qt eypty dollar at nil times in the inark- -tte and In .payment of debt, and we de.-. mand that all paper currency shall be .kept at par with and redeemable In -TOCh coin. WE JtfUST .INSIST UPON THIS POLICY AS ^SPECIALLY NBCESSARY FOIl' THE PROTECTION OP THE FARMERS AND LABORING CLASSES, THE FIRST AND MOST DEFENSELESS VIC- TIMS'OF UNSTABLE MONEY AND A FLUCTUATING CURRENCY.- Democratic platfoi-m, 1S02, KttlKXDS OF S1LYEK. Tlii- ait'.tnilos oi: :he Pomocratic par ry :iml 1ln> Republican parly towan I he silvci- ])i-odu(jci-.s io the .vcai'.s tha ' passed nve worth studying,. in. loial h-.-'al veiulci- silver dollars, coin Ivy Roiiiildk-Hisi is 1S2 tir.u>s vhi' si 01' ilio lo^itl UMuli-i- silver dollars miin during tlio Milmiiilstratioii of Dcuio- TU(- lollcnviii;-- tablL' shows tlio iiiiKHUU of letfiil tender sllvor dollars culiipd by Dcinoc'i-iits: T'udor .TctT'orson, S yours ---- .« 182,053 ruder Madison, S year* ..... " Vmler Monroe, S years ..... none Under Jackson, 8 years. .... 1. 000 T.'nder VanBuron, 4 yours. . . 03 ,30.1 ViKlor Folk, 4 years ........ :!40,Sijp 1'iuli'f ricrco. -1 years ....... 10S.73C Unilci- Bneliauaii. 4 yenrs ... 1,404,43 Totiil. I'oi 1 -tS years of Drni- owiric rule !«l>.±>7,:.iO This lloc-s not iiu-ludo 1^3,724,100 sil vi-i- dolhirs coined during CK-velnnd'h Ih'st :i<liiiiulsti i :irion. -As then. 1 -\v:is a Kepubliciin Senntc. si ml ho .simply c.-n rieil out :i Kepiiblican law, his attitude ami that of his fellow Democrats at tlinftiiiio h:is litde bcsirlng on ilie qnes flon. Tin- rtepublican party II:IK coined ol full lugal tender silver dollars the I'ol- T'lulor Lincoln, -.1 years. ...!? H0,-I20 l.'iuloi 1 .lohnwon, 4 yoarsi... ."30,fi30 fndci- Orsint, S years 3.402.00S Under Hayes, 4 years 77.-l"ii;.00 Kiulor Gal-Meld. 1 year 27,027,97. Under Arthur, .') yenrs.'.. . S4.1S1.014 rndei- I-I;irrl.son. 4 yours.. I02,r«00,70; Total, for l'S years of Republican rule .?2!)(i.O-J3,f>37 The years of Republican rule, wore but T,wonry-el£ht, while Democracy was in power t'orty-elght yenrs. Those old Democrats, Jefferson. Monroe. Madison, and .lackson In the tnirly-lwo yoai'S of tlicir power, coined ouly 1S3,- Oi'O silver dollars. OC tlicsc Jefferson is credited with 182,000. The rcma.in- iiiK 1,000 was the experiment of Jackson, who was Quick to see the folly of try in- to maintain the gold and silver coius at n parity ou a false or dishonest ratio, and promptly stopped the coinage. Buchanan should now bo the idol of the Democratic party, but lac is not venerated by'that party, though the number of silver dollars coined during his administration wa.s more • Ilian. twice the total coinage.pi'.all his Democratic, predecessors. There Is no Republican' president more generally respected by Democrats than the immortal Lincoln, and yet, taken on the basis of a. friendship for silver, expressed In the active coinage of the metal, his administration shows only a, coinage of sliver dollars to the number of 140,420. The parry that always made silver subsidiary, flaunts the banner.of free and unlimited coinage In the faces of the thinking people. It urges.that the salvation of the country depends on an artificial effort to raise the price of silver bullion. This government has 'made a continued fight for eighteen years to force silver up. The Democratic party has always been the party'of gold, more for the reason, in late-years, of the Republican friendliness to silver. Iu the early years Jefferson and his fellow Democrats were for gold because they had the same clear showing of the effects of efforts to Independently uphold a double standard, that we have had. In contrast with new Democratic leaders, they had sufficient intelligence to read rightly. They were honest. They believed in advancing only what was best for all. Most of the silver co'Ine-jl by Demo- rats, in the "bimetallic days" talked of by the Popucrats, was made into halves, quarters and'dimos. These are not taken into account iu (he official tables given above. , , Republican statesmen believe in relying upon the experience of their fath- :rs. They have taken the honest :ourso. All who lived In the times of the old "bimetallism" know that the dollar of these same fathers was a purely fairy dollav. It exists"*uly in the minds of the Popucrats. Let us have .honest bimetallism. IT IS NOT AT ALL PROBABLE THAT THE NEXT HOUSE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY FAVORABLE TO THE .FREE COINAGE OF SILVER AT A RATIO -, OF 1C TO 1. WHEN IT BECOMES'; A DEMONSTRATED' FACT THAT THERE IS NO DANGER OF THIS. 'COUNTRY ADOPTING THE SILVER STANDARD IN CONDUCTING THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY, PROS-. .'ERITY WILL COME AGAIN AND, WITH .LOWER TAXES. ON THU NECESSARIES OF LIFE, EVERY KIND OF^. BUSINESS WIL1C/ BOOM AGAIN.—Pharos editorial, March-J 2. 1800.' - ,.-..: The American people demand for a ender a safe, reliable citizen who has courted and won 'success "with qualities other than voice.modulations and Populism, ' ..,'.,-.. . .; i. •. , . . .; j. • ••• ~;,Tfi-ua.t^n.•#tr.t'fW*::"J:'-i r -'". : •'•' A DIFFICOLT TRIP TO HOUSE. And the chances are i'6'to^l Le'll never get there. , •,..-. ; —Boston Joxirnal. IT BEFORE TOE PEOPUfi. - • The" American silver dollar has nevor -been duinouetiKed. : ''There was no "crime" against silver in. 1873. The act of 1878 merely discontinued tbe coinage of standard silver dollars. ; The coinage of silver dollars was re- sum'ed iu 1S78 and has continued over since. -More silver dollars were, coined by the •United States mints iu the first six •months of 1896 than were coined by the .United Status iu the first GO voors of "the present centurj-. . -.From 170:3 to J8;i4 all American silver dollars were coined ac the ratio of 15 to J. Since 1834 they have been coined at the ratio of 10 to I. The change in ratio .w;is made bccanso of the change .in. the market value of silver. ... The American silver dollar hits always been ajid is now a legal touder .for ail debts, public and private, to any amount. ,',No : silver standard country has a stable government. No: silver standard country has its government securities at, par. "In-, every silver standard country the SIXTEEN TO ONE. " A groat, many persons presume to.dis-., cnss tho silver question without any', definite knowledge of it in the abstract. Everybody is having more or less to shy • of "16 to 1'," but all do not know what; it niea.ua. "Wo have received a number of requests for information on this point and in answer to all and us a matter of- public interest, we reprint the following, from tho Now York Sun: • Sixteen to one are figures of weight. By the mint act of 18a-i, which, except' as regards silver dollars, is still in force, every owner of gold bullion and of silver bullion was permitted to take it to'.tho • mint in unlimited quantities and ha^it coined, free of expense, except for refill-, ing and for the alloy used, into silver dollars and gold eagles and fractious of an eaglo, at the rate of 16 times'as; many dollars for a given weight of gold as for an equal weight of silver. That is to say, while 23.22 wains of pure gold- went to the dollar in gold, !371^. grains . of pure silver were required for a silver,, dollar. "With the alloy added it took 25. S grains of standard gold for the dbl-' lar iu gold, and 412>:< grains of standard silver for the silver dollar. The pro-' vision of this law, as to silver, was-re-" pealed in 1873, and this provision the Bilverites now demand to have re-enact-•; ed. As a matter of fact, an ounce of silr,, vor was worth in the markets .of- the world, from 1834 to 1878, more thau one- Bixteenth of an ounce of gold, the value In Europe being at the rate oflii^.to U Consequently, our silver coin was. ex-,, ported as fast as it was coined,, gold became the only coin in circulation, arid in- 1858 small change had become so scarce, tliaf congress authorized silver halves! and quarters of a dollar to be'cpitiod..-^; ..cago i platform is repudiation,, and government account exclusively, of less >' nothing else can government account exclusively, _ weight-than the proportionate ports of a full dollar, so that two halves and four quarters contained only 384 grains great; mass of the people ore poor and ignorant. In ho silver .standard country is labor well paid. No silver standard country has good public school facilities. IT IS KKI'UOIATIOJf. : ' The so-called money plank of the Chi- of. standard silver, instead of grains. At the present moment, tR'p market value of silver bullion relatively, to that of gold bullion is as about 81'to 1. That is to say; one ounce -Of 'goi*' f " .exchangeable in . the market .for.. ounces of silver. Hence, if the'law! of 1834 relating to silver were, re-enacted' the dollar would''sink in value. ..veirj, nearly one-half, because, under free'aaff unlimited coinage, silver coin'would.bo. worth no more,than silvbr:' i ' h " T1 '"™ Tho reason that tho silver ].dc>l.,.»x ,?««(•• In circulation remain' equal' value,.'Jtoj dollars • in. gold is that . the. ..qji'an,- tity of them is limited', and they, nr/j received by the government ;"oii^,tlie. same'footing as gold in payiqept-'. jjl duties and'tiixes. lii the his(,oi3r6f this silver dollar, which the United States ceased coining on private acconjif.,,2!) years ago, the inflationists, the,, de.rpft-, gogue, and tlie pitoticul djebjtoij'. ,fe'o their chance. Because the silver agjlflj: enjoyed the privilege of'".coinag£,$jjpe upon a, time, when' the buUipn., L p£4t. y^"" worth more than the' bullion"" 1 ''" "" dollar,-tho inflationists atteii respectability to their highwjiyHian^de;, mands that it shall be re-adojited as,, tftg- standard, 'or in other words, .th^it &>BJfit. : thing worth 53 cents s^att'.bej'i^v>, noimcod a 'dollar. ". According .to-thear, plan, every man who today.o\V:us'.jvdijlj lar, therefore, or who nnder/agreeniept', expects to receive a dollar, .would .have cut it in half. Debtors-would..; they owe, and the agitators.would rai^-^ the'mischief. ' ' ..''./".'" '"'"" '"''' A Democratic Louisville'- heen.interviewingworkingmeii -.._ political situation and,"among otfiors.jy life-long Democrat who is;;se'cretary.,of. tho Locomotive Engiu,oers'..unibiilv '"•*?• worktoo bard," he said, "and. run..too many dangers to, accept, false money; for our services." But where - is .-the: imwi anywhere working for fixod-wages who can afford to vote away half "his pay? Demagogues are trying to. catch'vrork; 1 mgmen this time' with a biire KopkV'^ ? During Die 11 months .ending .with May 81 last .the exports of this.couatay amounted to $708,2C5,351,-an4 the,,imr- ports to $723,501,261. „ Mr; Bryan ,de-'. sires to transfer this enormous business 'rom a. gold to a silver basis; and drills',' the operation "a new declaration erf''in-', dependence.'' Business men .desire ind' inch emotional foolishness. ,Wha,t they g wont is a full volume of moroasingi trade, satisfied customers, and money oil unquestioned soundness. •::'••• ,i'---r-.;..'•''- : r •' ' , _.''••' :--tir - '.- *VUp Many patriotic Domocrats-.who.-oan-;;- not consistently support Major' MaKin> ley as a ^Republican will gladly TotsTW- Jim as an American. 'The- foremcrft* principle among th'oM he re'] T _ _„_._„ __„.-, fepm.^itt^io^ r .. pfelLiurygainflt foemen from without.,., „ nothing else can be made of it. At present one ounce of gold is worth : 80 ounces of silver. It is the rela- .tive value fixed by the markets of the world. To arbitrarily make the ratio 16 to 1 instead of 30 to 1 is for the gov- x ornment to put 50 cents in a so-called •dollarland loan it or sell it to the people Jio'r i'WJ cents. That is exactly what the '•Type coinage of silver and gold means as -TWO -have it in the Chicago platform and /every depositor in a savings bank, every -certificate holder in a building and loan a*etibiation and .every widow or other ''heir'wjho colle'cta money from a life in- ^ir'anco company will he paid in this 'Ssvv, 1 ; silver dollar. In every case the .'depositor, the certificate holder and the .policy i holder will have paid 100-ceht ;dpilaraj into these institutions and will .get their return in a so-called dollar which is in fact but half a dollar. -••'This' is repudiation in its meanest form 1 ; inasmuch as it pretends to be .•BOtKelhing else. * ''it needs no prophet to say that the .people when they go to the polls in No- -veniber will • repudiate the repudiators. all over the state conies the fliljsfi.glowing.accoiints of the rallying •ptfw«r '-of. Republicanism. . The shot at JEorfc:Siimter unified patriotism and con- the forces of the republic. The . v , r . jary platform of the Democ- racy'titJChicagb and the anarchy of Alt- and Tillrnau so viciously proclaimed have aroused patriots every- fe'ri' ijust as tho rebel patriots at JGheixlesjton did in '61. Not only to de- ijaucb,; djnr honest dollars, hat the mon- stroas dioctriiie of curtailing federal'ju- risdidtion in cases of riot, is proclaimed itt'th'isi "now declaration of indepen- dehce;"iwhile the 'supreme court is'mnde the'fbotball of derision, at which oven Pehs would shrink to kick. Lift up the iaoik; its. the same Democracy in. mas- erade; disguise. The Republican party,: the country's preserver in '61, twill "he, no less heroic and patriotic in ''96.-;; The attack ou the nation's honor •fttid-cre-dit by the Democracy is from 'mV&ed batteries, but the -Fort Snmter of todiy; is better equipped for a magnifi- ' cent and successful resistance than in '^'Pre'o silver is free trade in its most violent form.. It means the coinage not jmly of i all native silver, but also, the Unrestricted importation of the dis- ""S silver of tho world. It would ^4«v^,,the reopening of all the abandoned'-mines under the sun, with .the mints as the dumping ground f6r<flieir;product, li T'>.'':~'" '• ..-^^v -'notion that the 4,600,000 -ifpoiitora in the savings institutions of ffid.'cbu'ntry constitute the v,ii a nr«"of r. xt .'.u- : • '', . ._ ___^ __, . )nn01pl6 among uioio ou reprtiaenw iv ,»uo. uuumjry. uuiipwi/uto •«»« ^*«*™vv ^-~ hat the national Honor! mhsi'^b'la 'ytfo-' $awer;j Desiring to get out of the banks i'I1i_*J -'' "_J V __A. -.— ~*^.l*^ f«>/\**« \if-t^V«i»» nm Mo. l/\nr4 In j^nllnw O« tl\£l'V TMlt", IT1. Cu6fl6 j&. dollar as they pot in, the«e will,vote for McKinlej. Highe* of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report, Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE THE PASSION FLOWER. the silver moonlight flooded tu£ gar_ - | den. The days were never the same BY B. B. DE LCXA. The gardens are tangled, the ruins are old and gray, hardly onastone standing above another. The bells are silent and covered with moss. Even the gravestones wliich mark the resting-places of the dead are dull and dark; the names being almost illegible. All is quiet, all is sad, all is deserted, save in one place, where, climbing on a broken arch glows in unwonted luxuriance the warm brilliance of the passion flower. A thing of life amidst the universal death, a thing of beauty amidst the desolation. Quivering in the wind, burning in the sunshine, whispering in the moonlight. It springs from a grave apart fronva.ll the rest, a grave sc.-ircely recognizable as such, save for the fallen stone, upon which can be faintly traced one word—a word which once drove ti-.e city inad, a name which lives in song and story, the name "Chonita." The people shake their heads over the talc even now, and in the soft moonlight evenings the dark-eyed maids lightly touching their guii-irs, sing with tender pathos of Chonita. Chonita, the wondrous- dancer, the beautiful, the g:iv. Never were eyes so dark and tender, never wore lips so red. never wns siren more bewitching. .With her dainty feet .she danced into Uie hearts of all who saw her. The whole city went mad. Men-died with her nnme on. their lips. Still she laughed, and danced. Cruel? Heartless? Yes. But, n.h! tJic most beautiful thing on earth. The young maids hated her, for t?ie«r lovers forgot them after one look into her dark evet?. The mothers cursed her, for love of her meant de;rtli to their sans. The priests feared her, for. to them, she was tli/e very incarnation of evil; the devil who tempted their disciples to sin. Yet what c;u-ed Chonita? Tea.rs, prayers, curses, alike fell unheeded on" hor rosy cars. One smile from her lips and she set at naught all priestly teachings. One glance from her eyes and the teachers themselves could not resist her. Dance on little feet! Over the heans of men, anywhere, everywhere. In all of Mexico there is but one Cbondta, and life is short! Dance on,'dance on, the waves ore not more light. Soon will all be over. The music, the passionat? pleadings, the cry from a thousand odoring hearts: "Erava! bravo! Chou- ita! Chonita!" Soon the curtain drops, .the lights a,re out, all is silent. Not for '.thy beauty, thy wondrous grace, thy •cruelty, do they remember thee. Not these the burden of the songs the dark- eyed maidens sing—ah, no, Chonita.! One day there came- to the city n. Etanger. "Americano," tbe people caJled him, and he was tall and fair and handsome. He, too,'saw Chonifei, and after ona glance at her radiant beauty, he, too, loved her. That was nothing. Was she not the idol of them all? But the moment that she looked into his eyes, her heart-awoke and so ehe.learacd •what love was. Night after night she danced, eacli time more wonderfully than the last. Ah! how they loved her, adored her. But she heard no longer their shouts of praise, she cared not for the lights, the music. She danced but for his eyes, his love. Alas, Chonita! The days passed quickly—ah, so quickly! Then over the sunny land broke the dark storm of \va,r. Awakened from, their dreams, forgetting love, their idol, all, save their country, Mexico's sons responded to her call. At the first whisper of the coming strife, the stranger, too, hastened away; his country also demanded aid; and with.him, but all unknown to him, went Chonitn, for love's sweet sake. Disg-uised as bis servant, her lovely face darkened with dyes, her beautiful hair cut short, through ail the bard times that came she followed him. .Her little 'fof?t"that had -danced so merrily rested in.the stirrups night and day. Many a time her life stood between hiic. Many a time h«r hand, once covered with jewels, showered upon her by the passionate sons of her native lamd. turned aside their flashing swords lest they should harm him. Kaught did she care for pf ril or pri; ration. All would she bear, tliomgh" reared like a tender flower. Only to be near huu, to look upon him. even if all unknown. Only to hear from his lips the cnrelcss praise a master gives a servant. She, the adored; she, whose kisses he had once bf£ged for. Ah. well! Soon it would be over, soon ulie would tell him. Then he would know how she loved him. Then «ha would be happy. Wait, wa.it! -Alas! alas! Chonita! i Already,, though she knew it not, he had forgotten her and the days gone by. Already there had crept into his heart a love more pure, more holy. A maiden of his own land had won hini with her gentle ways. A maiden.whom, when Texas shouJd.be free,,he.would call his -wife. A maiden with, eyes as blue as his own, whose feet had always trodden sedately. He had never really loved before; ah.no! ' Chonitw watched him jealously. In the brief times of peace, when, the war for a little space-lulled its'fury, she' would hold-his horse for hours before the little house, covered with vines, patient, though her eyes burned. All for love's sweet sake. 'Ah, Chonita, love Is cruel 1 Mamy have died of it for thee I At last she saw the maid. Saw him linger and kiss her.at the door, .while after that. The noisy camp wearied : her. Ah, she longed for the old city! : She longed for the lights, the music, ! the applause, the roses showered at i her feet. She longed todo-nce fiercely. madly; to dance till her brain should reel, and she should full exhausted, unconscious. Patience, ChonJta; soon comes the end. There came a night of horror. At last the walls were, down, and over tlie fallen stones poured the invaders. Into the thickest of tie fight she followed him. Many tinws &bfi Uirew herself between him and the fla.shing- doatfi. Many a time her hand was stained with tbe biood of those who had kissed it. >Iany a time she forced back the hungry steel that threatened him. Weary and wounded, all, all for him, hoping that shot or shell -would still her achin;; heart. Chonita, Chonita! who would know thee now? Suddenly she saw in the hands of her countrymen the maid he had kissed. He could not reach her, and they were dragging her away. ChonUa's eyes glowed. If she were gone the old love would ret-.u-n. She would kneel at his feet, show him her wounds; oh, snrely then lie would remember. The devil whispered in her heait s and for a moment she listened willingly. Theashe saw the anguish on the face she lovec!, and with one last despairing look, she sprang- forward. Fiercely she lough* them back, freeing- their captive. She dragged her to a place of shelter, and standing before her defended her vita the fury of n lioness until help could reach tiem. Was it for this she had left her home? Was it for this she had- followed him? Was it for this she had suffered? Her eyes were blinded, she grew dizzy, her strength faltered. Courage; they axe coming! A dozen hands are on her; cheery voices sound in her ears; strong arms "support her. Too late! too lute! Beyond their praise or blame she lies wounded unto death by those who would have d.iod for her! Farewell, Chonitn! little feet, dance no more; thcu must be quiet now through, all eternity. Lips, thou dost not feel the kisses of anguish which he, knowing all too late thy faStlifuInf-ss, showers upon th.ce, "Eyes, thou canst not raise thy dark, fringed curtains to see the tears he sheds for tihee. Ah, Chondtn ! low lies thy head! -Js'cvcr more will the old city ring with thy nnme. Never more will "thy laughing face IUTMUCB- to love tHiee! Yet in the soft moonlight evenings shall be sung the story of thy love, for thou wert faithful. Not for tiiy beauty, thy wondrous grace, thy cruelty, do they remember thec, but for thy death for love's sweet sake. Sleep well, Chonital Radiant, beautiful ns herself, tJiere grows on tlie grave of Chomita tic passion flower. Never drooping, never fading, year by year it climbs higher. under the cloudless skies. 'Tis the BOB! of the madden, which, not pure enough to enter Heaven, was yet, by virtue oj her love and faith, saved from eternal punishment. The BUB and the, south wind kiss it lovingly, and its beauty is unsurpassed. But some day the blossoms will wither and fall to the ground. Then will. tho soul of Chonita enter Heaven, and her sins be forgiven her.— Leslie's Illustrated Monthly. The American conception of the prizes In tie diplomatic service is that to b« ambassaciorntLondon is the highest position one can attain. Yet in Europe Paris is still preeminent. In his recent farewell speech Lord Dufferin, taking leave of the service forever, said, that. "to be ambassador in Paris is recognized in every Country in Europe aa the 'ultimate reward and prize of the diplomatic profession."— Chicago Inter Ocean. — "By hook or crook" recalls the days when tbe poor of the English, country districts were allowed to go into tha forests and pick up such branches as Lad fallen from the tree. As a hook at the end of a short stick was frequently. brought to assist in this labor, and 83 the straight branches must be left for the landlord, the expression, "by hook or crook," came to mean, the accomplishment of an end in one way or another. —The department of agriculture estimates that in the state of Connecticut it costs $26.34 io raise an aero of wheat. Awarded Highest Honors—World's Fair. •DHL- CREAM BAKING MOST PERFECT MADE. V ire Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free i • Ammonia, Alum or my other adulterant 10 Years the Standard.
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month