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i^VOL. XLY. WINNSBORO, S. 0., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1888. JB
I NOT THOU, BUT J.
It must have been for one of us my own
To drink this cup, and eat this bitter bread.
Had not my tears upon thy face been shed.
Thy tears had dropped on mine; if I alone
Did not walk now, thy spirit would have known
32y loneliness, and did my feet not tread
This weary path and steep, thy feet had bled
For mine, and thy mouth had for mine mada
| And so It comforts me, yea, not in vain,
L To think of thy eternity of sleep,
L To know thine eyes aio "tearless though mine weep;
And when this cup's last bitterness I drain
B Ono thought shall still its primal sweetness keep:
H Th^ll haiirit. f.hA nnrl T t nr'/Tr-inrr r%alri
? ?Philip Bourko Mars to a.
i A WOfiilFS WORK OF LOYE MD DUTY.
J ST HART Iiant CATHESWOOD,
f Author or "Craque o" Doom," " Stephkn
Guthrie," "Thb Lone man's
Cabin," and Other Stories.
McArdle stood with his hands in his over
| ccat pocKets untu tue air grew ausner
He walked down hill slowly, knowing
fiow Phcebe raust shrink at the supper table,
how the constraint would drive her upstairs,
and .how shocked Mrs. Holmes would
be if she knew what he had said to Phcebe.
A variety of stings kept him smarting,
and he occupied so much time in his sauntering
that it was night before he saw the
lights of Greensburg.
Gurley turned his mare's head toward the
hill road as McArdle passed the Mounds,
^^^gtaapexchanged a word, barely dis tinguishjg^mg
each other's faces.
Kg aiCArcue coma picture uuriev's norse ]
?! standing by the Holmes hitching post. But i
Bp: ?e could not picture Phoebe looking out at it
W from her chamber window as she did, and
P. hesitating to answer the caller's demand for
"Oh, the wonder palace!" whispered
Phcebe to her unresponsive window-sill, her
voice hissing softly through the darkness of
xne room. "J. must pus my neaa into it ior a
minute and imagine things. I must pretend
I am a little happy. In the wonder palace I
have always been a girl like Miss Fawcett,
and a friend has come to call on me, and I
am just trailing down stairs in a long soft
- . dress to meet hi? the friend. It is sunny
r weather, and I have flowers by my ^vaist
and m my hair. And now I am just reaching
out my hand." She opened her eyes,
the wonder palace being shattered by a
noise outside. At first ft appeared the
Iriend was riding away, as friends so often
r ao ouisiae 01 wonaer paiaces; out wnen ne
I silhouetted himself against the lighter
background she saw it was her brother
Phoebe threw her window up and penetrated
the distance betwixt them with a low
but distinct calL
He looked over his shoulder and drew
rein. The young mare moved resentfully
and kept describing uneasy half circles.
"You are not going to do that," said
"Come down here," he replied, cautiously
"If I leave the window you will gallop off.
' But don't think I'll not telL"
He uttered a derisive hiss.
"I'm open to argument," he replied, "if
WZ a |
HSy. I put my
to borrow a
OP/s your fault all
He along the road the
Shouldn't raise anything.
WRi things, up."
Hr&elp," said Phoebe.
BSdrilbe out of sight befora yg? j
HRtv your breath again. This is a
HRter. Tell you what I'll do, though, il
K insist. I'll sell you the horse for a hun
m. srnt a
r WUUUuaio. A uva uvj ^ J
^MH5uJreu~uollars hid away. 'Taint safe to
BHBait, but I'll wait on? minute, while you
HHBring out the monay."
B? aThane, it's no vaq to tell you Thorn**
BSsd I are destitute "
H "Not a bit. I doa't want this horse pae? ?
Mpcularly, but I must have him or mo
Kcni can buy me off cheap this t?^-Snd
I^Bril honestly clear. There's a in this
^^ neighborhood I don't want^r^a-ve see me."
|H "How many times you 'honestly
"A good many- <But I'm telling you clear
truth. It ai^^heaitny ior uci c uvn* kTv |
here's <* 'good horse and the equipments
thrown in going for less than half price,
cash in hand. Rupand fetch your money
once, run and leutx your money twice"?
"I will," sai<?-Phoebe, desperately.
"Down to ^e gate," he stipulated. "I
want a Z& start if you're goin' to do any
gjv? ran up-siairs, gTupeu m <* uui^u
4>dwer, took out a sealed envelope and held
it up against the window light. Then, set
ting her teeth she slipped down again.
"(Set off," and give me the bridle in my
said Phcebe, when Thane reached
' " .om the saddle for her envelope.
He laughed, but dismounted, looking suspiciously
toward the house. The sittingroom
curtains muffled their lamp-light, but
Bandv's back-kitchen candle flared out on
^ " ~ ?-A -.V <3 ??sVi AW or?i^
tne wooc-pue wmie sue wasucu uuuca ouu
soared among the rafters of the tune called
*'I keep the bridle myself, my lady," said
Thane, "till the money's counted out."
JPya&erBess at this point utterly rebelled
^against liim, or whether Phoebe frightened
her, she reared directly over Thane and
flung hisi by her bridle off his feet. Snort
BXORTIN'G A-YD NEIGHIXG, HE CLATTERED CP
ing and neighing she clattered up the
avenue, bringing Gurley out of the house
followed by Torn Holmes, who paused on
the step with Mrs. Holmes in the doorway
"Never uiind," called back Gurley. "She li
let me catch her when she gets over her
fright. Something's frightened her.''
' Likely story!" exclaimed Tom Holmes.
'I knew that mare'd have some trick, and
now you see she's unhitched herself.. Shall
I come and help you?"
"No," replied Gurley, laughing. "I won't
have vou. She's just up here in a corner.
Shut the door. Mrs. Holmes "will gateh
<;You better let me help you," repeated
Tom Holmes, with merry laziness, withdrawing
into the house as he spoke.
"We don't want you rolling about here in
j our way," responded Gurley. "Ho, Bess;
come here," he coaxed, walking towards
^ 59 favorite, &? the dosing door wiped to
tablet of light from the ground.
But as he approached he traced another
figure beside Bess, holding the bridle.
"I hf;ve her," said Phoebe.
"You didn't come out for that!" exclaimed
"Here she is. Hold tight to her bfidle,
"Oh, Bess is no runaway. At least, she
wasn't before you put a premium on her
capers. I am obliged, to ner lor cringing
you down-stairs. May be I've been persecuting
you vrith calls lately.
"No!" said. Phoebe, earnestly.
"No? Take my arm back to tbo bouse,
won't you? There's a harrow or part of an
old wagon-bed wrecked hereabouts, and the
starlight is hardly strong enough for us to
see it. I know the bearings pretty well,
tVirm o-Vi "
"Mr. Gurley, -will you do a great, great
service for me?"
"Don't you know I would do anything in
the world for you?"
"But this is so risky, so dangerous, I
ought not to ask it. I want you to take
me to Mr. Barker's. I am afraid to stay
"Afraid?" said Gurley. There he stopped,
without dwelling even in thought upon the
"You are not arraia or Jtsess, anynow," ce
observed, with a slight laugh. "Or her
present saddle, either. Will you ride her
and let me lead?"
"Oh, thank you."
"Not at all, I assure you. And I know
you can mount from the hand. That's it.
Are you at all comfortable now?"
"Yes," replied Phoebe. I feel safe already."
"She must learn to walk, and she hates
it," said Gurley, as they started, Bess giving
an impatient jerk at her rein. I am
having a lady's saddle made. Jr'syche
Fawcett offered me hers, but it is hardly
modern enough, so I'm having one mad?
according to my notions. You said you'd
ride with me. -But I scarely expected we'd
set out this way.'"
"But I'm glad she hates to walk. "When
you go home, ride fast. There might be
something on the road."
"I did have an adventure below here,"
said Gurley, recollecting. "Some fellow
tried the crank of grabbing my bridle, but
I marked him, and he'll probably get excused
from chapel for a few days."
"What is that by the gate?" breathed
Phoebe, shrinking toward the horse's neck.
"Nothing but a bush."
"Oh, yes; I remember."
"Our eyes will soon be accustomed to the
dark. I don't believe I know the best rout?
to Barker's. They live off the main road,
"Yes, and if we turn into the woods hera
by the school-house there is a sled road
which will lead us."
Into the woods near the school-house they
accordingly turned. The night air made a
far-away aeolian sound among tree limbs,
and beyond the Hollow, Guy's dogs could be
beard barking at intervals.
Phoebe cowered once or twice again, btit
the sentinel object ahead of them always
proved to be a stump instead of Thane. She
glanced backward, suspecting that he had
followed them; he had disappeared toe soon
after Bess overthrew him to be far off. As
Gurley's and Bobs' feet trod undisturbed
ahead, however, Phcebe's confidence returned.
"If you come to ham on my account,"
she said, ill would not know how to endure
"Do you think these woods are full
of wolves and robbers?" laughed Gurley.
"As bug ago as my jacket days they hadu't
aven a wildcat to make them interesting.
Painter is the only monster that is sup
nosed to haunt " them now. Have you auy
twiap on? Aren't you cold?"
V 'Must a little cold, but I hadn't noticed it
\7self. I did not step for a shawl. And
a^at will they think when they find you are
wj? wltfiout any overcoat i"
jjontfcey'Ll think l'ia chasing Be. 3 toward 1
"TiWble," replied Gurley, in amusement,
her siVs fortunate I snatched up my hat.
"It w:Vou must let me wrap this around
Here: Riders." He halted Bess.
your sho?\s it?" inquired Phcpk?? hut the
"What bis shirt-sleeves ws*? token enough,
gleam of woe't take .your oo3t, Mr. Gur"Indeed,w,
I will ^ If >'ou don't put it
ley. Indee\go h^k ^ the dark by myself.^
on again I'll^nis^t.
[t is not a OA "cuiuoo
I am chilly.
"As/^Sl^ase,'' said Gurley, throwing it
JiS5 arm and moving on. "It does
yn^of cigars. I feel like a grand wood fcKopper
stalking along this way."
"It wasn't cigars. You know it wasn't
cigars. 1 want you to put it on, please."
"Here," said Gurley, "is a conflict of
wills. The fine-tempered but firm inelastic
woman's will, and the big brutal man's wiUIf
he gives way he creates a dangerous precedent,
and in this case makes himse^ contemptible."
"It isn't any conflict," said Pb^ebe. "I'm
only beggingyou to do as I want you to."
"That's the artful way in which the wornnn'<
Tv-iii a rift rates." lauehed Gurley. "But
I will obey you," he added, with gentle seriousness,
"even in this case, because your
slightest wish is going to have a life-long
power over me."
"No," gasped Phoebe, feeling her heart
close its muscles as with a grip.
"Yes. My place is at your bridle rein."
He turned his face up toward her, his eyes
smiling through the dark, and threw the
ooat around his shoulders, buttoning it un-'
der his chin. "I don't want to be too warm
while you are not wrapped at all, though."
"And that's a man's obedience," said
Phoebe, in a strange voice, which she could;
not make playful.
uYes; his loyal obedience."
They moved forward in silence, save the
sound made by walking. Phoebe felt the
blood beat in every part of her body. The
?" 3 ~ ittolwav. ViQ-iri n cr
sueiLennx wuyu? ?ccin&u >vui v.
spice of odorous barks and the breath of the1
first spring flower in the air.
"1 never have been on this path before,"
said Gurley. "Have you?"
"No, never," breathed Phoebe. "Oh?
what am I saying! I have been through
these woods often."
"I'd like it," he continued, "if we were
going straight on to Heaven knows where.
Some happy vailey, may be. So far as my
interest in the matter is concerned the rest
of creation may go by the board. This is
an unusual ride, isn't it! How keen the
starlight is. Two going down to Egypt to
| "I feel quite safe from Eerod," said
Phoebe, ruDDJng an agitaxeu paim uu u?o
ueck, -'with. you. Bui there isn't any happy
valley or pleasant end to this ride. It's a very
, unhappy valley. And your place is not at
my bridle rciu."
"The existing fact disperses that statement."
"But I mean anymore."
"Now is always the beginning of hereafter,"
said Gurley. "I am here now. Let
a stronger man put me out of my place if he
"Listen!" said Phoebe, sitting alert. "And
don't you see somebody coming yonder?"
As they crunched on, feet approaching
,v-m oicrv ori.l tivn fitnirfts wav
ered, now together aud now apart, as they
picked tinner footing about the roots of
Gm ioy a deep breath of regret as !
!lv r4. t ?'.i V Uii.i .! t.
"U S .*.!*. U>ui ili'ti. 1 KllO'A MS
"Whom have we here'"' demanded the
easier, as trie parties emv?un.-n;u .
"Ob Mr. Barker. 1 was coming to your
aouse. And you are going away."
"Yes, but you save us a walk, Miss
Phoebe. We were setting out to see you. Is
this young Gurley' Good evening, sir, good
"Good evening," responded Gurley, carrying
iiis white sleeved hand to his hat i:i
ialut ing the master's wife. -It V. 1:? ericg
;o have a convoy sent out Tor u^> MLs
Phoebe has been trembling through the
A-coas, but she ought to feel safe in the heart
jL a party like this."
' Why, you surely didn't expect to be,
molested, child?" said Mrs. Barker, with a
pang of anxiety in her tone.
"I didn't know," hesitated Phoebe..
".Need you go any further now, Llr.
Surley? I can walk; it's but a step. You
uye9,?my place is at your bridle rein."
:an ride . fast throujjti the woods going
back, and watch the dark places along the
l'He will proceed with us to the bouse,".
said Mr. Barker, decidedly.
' Certainly I shall," corroborated Gurley.
"You shouldn't turn me off as a bad es;ort
the moment you can better yourself,
to finf^nuntar dark ulaees alon? the road and
"You'll want to see the fire," said Mrs.,
Barker. "Seems as if neither of you has
on warm enough things."
"You got my note, did you, Mr. Barker?"
inquired Phoebe, as they entered the
cleared space and sa^t the cabin's bay win-'
Sow wavering with pleasant firelight.
" I got no note," replied the master,
striding in the lead. His wife walked by'
Bess' right side and held the girl's hand in',
her woollen shawL ;
"Hut I thought that was why you were'
joining. 1 seut you a note and wanted to
v.'vn ft. wa.s liertessarv for me to see'
"We heard tales," explained Mrs. Barker,
in a low voice. "And he thought, and 1 did,
iou, we ought to go over and see you."
"Then you were coming anyhow?before
[ told you any thing," said Phoebe, bearing
heartily upon Mrs. Barker's hand.
"1 got no note." the master repeated,
:hanging his emphasis. "But impressions
were received. There seems to be a demoralizing
spirit abroad." Phoebe knew h?
ivas casting a quelling look around the
hni-i-nri as around a. large school-room.
"And I considered it was time to investigate..
and bring proper authority to bear on
Tbank you," said Phcebe.
They came up in front of the house, and
she was lifted down by Gurley.
She begged that Bess should be put in the
stable instead of tied carelessly to a tree.
Therefore the master, carrying the padlock
key, piloted Gurley to his log barn, where
the cow had her stall and was sighing that
low tune cattle seem to breathe to themselves
over the cud.
"Orcutt is in bed," said Mrs. Barker,
drawing: chairs before the fire and shaking
away some of the ashes with which she
cautiously smothered the boldest flames before
starting. "You don't look as pale as I
expected to see you. but your eyes are too
'I've been stretching them open of
nights," said Phoebe. "I haven't beensleeping
as peacefully as your boy since we
talked here the last time. The log house
and all the plans are gone, Mrs. Barker.
And much?much worse."
"Never you mind. Wait till become? ra'
We didn't relieve what woarraTbut he's
teif. it ?md you must tell him the whole ,
Wheu he came in and threw his army
overcoat on the deer-antlers and saw Gur
HE STOOD AT THE ENTD OF THE MANTEL.
ley placed in his own throne before the fire |
and Phoebe in the rocker, he stood at the
end of the mantel and said:
"Now, Mrs. Barker, we'll have a taste of
that root-beer you bottle away for the blood
in the spring. My blood has been heated
lately and I think it needs medicating. Mr.
Gurley, 1 never had the pleasure of sprouting
your jacket, but your father before you
has run many a race with me; he was a
l^nrr lonraro/1 Inn CT-winded fellOW. and fail' iU
a wrestle. 1 know something of your
stock, and I suppose you wouldn't be where
you are to-night if you didn't mean to befriend
this young lady."
4,I think I've declared my friendship to
"Heh?" said the master, keenly interrogative.
" And it's certainly a loss to me that I've
never been here before, to cultivate the
good will of my father's old friends."
411 didn't mean that," said the master,
with massive sincerity. "The generation
coming in never runs after the generation
going out. But you're welcome for his
Mrs. Barker brought not only the rootbeer
but a platter of nut-calces. These she
portioned 011 her flowered plates, and
poured the beer into tumblers as heavy as
lumps of quartz. This liquid might have
been a tap of the very juice then coursing
upward everywhere from the earth; it
suielled so ripe of wood odors.
" There's all the roots and barks in it,"
explained the master's wife, "boiled down
and strained, and cleared with yeast. And
it saves a doctor bill every spring."
"Now, Miss Phoebe," said the master,
standing on the health with his tumbler
held before him and his nut-cakes bandy on
the mantel, "you're not to feel that you're
1 want to be put on trial," replied
Phoebe, keeping her eyes on the plate in
i; Let her eat her bite in peace first,
Ogre," begged Mrs. Barker, pulling a
splint-bottomed chair to the corner opposite
her husband and sitting down with her own
refreshment. "Then she can talk. The
poor child, she never came here that she
didn't have to stand an examination of some
kin (J. ' j
I'd rather speak at oni"e," saiu rmeuc. |
" Tell us the rights of it, then, in as few i
words us you can, but remember you are 1
not going to say any thing which will alter
our impressions about yourself."
44 1 hope not, Mr. Barker."
" Certainly not," he affirmed, coming
down with a mastiff-like crunch upon a nut
44 It's my older brother who has followed
me here. And he is," said Phoebe, with effect,
"just out of prison."
44 Oh, dear!'' murmured the master's wife,
"that's worse than Thoi uey."
44 t Hnn't know what I should have done if
j Xhorney hadn't been the boy he is," ob|
served Phoebe, with maternal dignity. Gur
I ley smiled at her.
j " Stick to the analysis of the sentence an.i
omit rules and explanations," commanded
the master. ''Miss Phcebe, what turned
this brother to bad courses, and what bearing
has his conduct had on your past history?"
i4I don't remember when he e%'er turned
to any thing else, and once his conduct
bore so heavily on our history that I thought
I would end my part of it. It was when I
first grew sure?that he meant to; make us
?worse than he.was."
Gurley's great stump chair .faced abou
* ^ T> .. A, TM /U A
WitU a ]ei'K towara ioe rat-iter. Dutruucw
met the older man's eyes, continuing:
"I could not get out of the trouble that
way, though, and leave Thoruey. I've
lived right ahead."
''Have you no recollection of your parents:"
"Only a glimmer, like fancying you 6ee a
star between clouds."
"In order that we may thoroughly understand
your position, iliss Phoebe, give us a
skeleton outline of what you do recollect."
"I recollect first, Thane's whipping [me
J and Thorney doubling his fists at him. We
j were ui a great nuiw
I dim to me. "When I was seven or eigtxt
years old we lived in Pittsburgh at an orphan
asylum. Thane was gone for several
years. I knew afterwards he was serving
out a sentence. A ludy in Alleghany City
took a liking to me aud had me j
among her children to help nurse. She got
& place for Thorney, too, right across the
street, because I was unwilling to be quite
away from him. But folks were never so '
kind" to him; and the rude talk he heard
staved in his mind. You can not cultivate
Thoraey," Phoebe admitted, dropping her
siucereglancs to the level of Gurley's eyebrows.
"I lived in that family until I was in my
teens. They were refined people and
taught me almost lilre a daughter. I don't
let myself think their name aloud, 1 made
iueh a poor return for ali their care. Thane
came back. I was studying regularly and
the lady said I could in time be a governess.
Bat he followed me when 1 was with the
children on the street. He could take
Tborney and make a thief of him. I was
jsung and foolish. That was four years
ago. I thought w? could run off from him,
and tried it. Before I really went the children
and the children's mother used to look
at me so. And the servants whispered behind
my back. I guess she was discouraged
when she got a hint of Thane, for she said
before that Thorney was bad enough. I ramembered
that when I took Thorney away
without telling her. For you see I didn't
know then it was useless to run; and I was
not convinced until we tried it so many
times. We didn't run very far at first. We
went into the country to a Dutch fanner
whom the asylum matron knew. They
made us work hard, but let us go to school
in the winter, and the next summer I
taught school near by. Thorney kept on
working for the farmer and we saved every
cent except what we bought clothing with,
and it was well we did, for Thane hunted
us out. I bought him off that time and had
enough money left to bring Thorney and
me to this State. I thought if we went to
another State he mu?*- lose track of us. We
went to the Dutch fanner's relatives, and I
taugrn, scnooi mere ana xnorney wornea.
We staid a year before Thane found us.
Every time he found us ie took our
"And no on? protected you I" said Grurley.
"No one could."
"Couldn't!" ro?red the master. "Wait
till the scoundrel comes around here."
"You -couldn't have allowed tp-.bJitcicmail
you," said Gurley. "Any ^Jouldl <
understanding your relative position'<
have driven him off." ? 1
("TO BE coyp^EPj |
VHt*r sawyers. I
??I jjavo &ear&" 8ays the Washington '
correspondent of the Philadelphia
Record, "tvo good stories of Pettigrew, (
of South Carolina, the great lawyer and }
Unioni**. Se was practising at one time (
befo*> a judge who was a Presbyterian *
0f^ne straitest sect and a very hard- <
working officer. It came to be Maunday- (
rhursday, and Pettigrew and the Episco- j
palians and Roman Catholics thought j
bey would like an adjournment of court J
iver Cjooa rnaay. -remgrew wau wjieu-1 idjourn
over to-morrow." ' 'Wliy should 1
ie court adjourn over to-morrow, when 1
;he docket is so crowded?" asked the <
- 1 " ooid PfltHfrrOO "( /!. [
|Uagfc). " JL>WttUOC, oaiuxgvw^iun)
morrow is Good Friday, and some of ns ]
ffould like to go to church." "No," said
the judge, decidedly, after a moment's ]
thought, "the court will sit to-morrow as ]
usual." "Very well, your Honor," re- 1
plied Pettigrew, adding as he turned 1
iway, "I know there is a precedent; for ^
Pontius Pilate held court on the first 1
Good Friday." J
The same judge was a great stickler J
for etiquette; and when, one hot July ]
day, Pettigrew came into the court-room ]
o Wont />nof anil vollow nankeen trou- 1
IU a wvmv ^ .. _ _ _
sers, the judge took him sternly to task, 1
asking him whether he did not know >
that the rules of that court required its J
counsellors to appear in "black coat and
trousers." "Well, your Honor," said
Pettigrew, innocently, "I submit that I
am within the rule; for I have on a black
coat and trousers." "But tht-y're not
black trousers,'' insisted the judge;' 'black
"* ' * -t. _ll
coat and thousers means tnai doui suau
be black." "Then," said Pettigrew, "I
call jour Honor's attention to the fact
that the sheriff of this court is in contempt
of its rnle9; for they require him to attend
upon its sessions in a cocked bat and
sword, and, while his hat seems to be
occked, his sword certainly is not." The
-^mni-ft flbont trousers.
JUU^C ??AV* ?
its use for kidxey8.
Jesup, Ga., May 26, 1887.
-r 1 T n.-,?PXwir>rr (vAIfl lrilln<VU
i navu utwu cuudiiuj, ? j
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by the uaa of a few more bottles.
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I Editor Southern Society.
PIANOS AMD ORGANS.
One thousand Pianos and Organs to
c!oae out by October 1. Ail Organs and
Pianos sold at ca?,Ii price, payable
November 1?no interest?delivered to
jour nearest depot. Fifteen days trial.
Organs from $24 up; Pianos from $150
up. All instruments warranted. Send
for circulars. Buy now and have the
use of the instrument. Remember we
pay freight both ways if the instrument
don't suit. Prices guaranteed less than
N. W. TRUMP,
Columbia, S. 0.
A youthful applicant for graduation, on
hotner asked, the other day, "What doe^
I history teach?" answered, "That the United
States never has been whipped, and never
THE SECOND CAMPAIGN MEETING
SPEECHES BY THE CANDIDATES AND *'
OTHER PROMINENT GENTLEMEN. 1
Public Queutions of an Interesting Character
Dlscussee Before the People. (
(From the News and Courier.) j
The second of the public meetings
appointed by the Democratic State'Ex- j
P. .iwmiffno tttqa l^nlil a j
UVUIU T t- Wl 11 I HiVVW TT CmO UV1U UU VIAWU'
ville on Tuesday the 23d inst.
Capt. G. G. Wells, in the absence of
County Chairman B. F. Perry, presided.
Governor Richardson was introduced,
and was received with applause. He
spoke in substance as follows: 1
GOVERNOR RICHARDSON'S SPEECH. 1
He said that he had been quite un- j
well and cable to address his audi- ?
ence a9 he l%jfeoped tc^do, but he could 3
not "attempting- atleaet to i
meet the demands?of?tiia occasion, i
There was something which thKBiknitar i
in the presence of a South Carolina an-' .*
dience, for Carolinians, whether they1 i
lived in the centre or on the borders of
the State, were vet one ueoDle with one i
pride, one hope," one destiny. Ho: didjL'
not intend to Bay here at this 1a$e day, ' t
twelve years after Hampton's4jr?at vie-! t
tory, to stow fif axe by figurepapllar by L
dollar, that the Democrats who oonsfc.-: e
tute-our State Government e: -cel in the L
honesty and ability of their-admrnisto- i
tion the aliens and robbert/ of tifie^la h
Radical days. It could nor' be that the h
Governor of South Caro^na, or any s
other officer, was required to go over
the State 'and maintain su-h a proposition.
He man who rttempted, the
Governoreaid, to deal ^ith facts and c
figures of moment to the people of this h
State mud assure the public of their ac- ^
curacv or stand convicted as unworthy ci
of public confidence. [Applause.] p
As at Hodges, the Governor took up n
the charge that the present State Gov- n
ernment was practically as oppressive o
as that rubber Government, which was, u
overthrown in 1876, and it did not take r<
long by an attractive combination of g,
eloquent words and equally eloquent ?
numerate to drive th? slander from any la
lodgement in the mipds of his hearers.
1 " 1" -**1 finortAAA MAR
IHIS UECUfcSIUIl UI/ juaac9u\j*so rraa j
masterly Instead 0* th? 828,000,000
debt which we had'^fore 1876, our in-' _
of whici would Tall " le
Let t/ie State Gocontinue to 5
be maiaged with fidePv and conserva-' ag
tism, aid this debt ooS^d be refunded at* rvc
4 per (snt, effeoting'Sn annual saving' vi
of 312COOO. "That'^economy," com- cl
mentec the Governo^ These savings of
shonld.be enough, he *gdded, to establish,
wihout the Clem#?o bequest, two
first-cliss agricultural a^uegeB.
Ref^ring to the Till^n charge that
the expenses of tha^ate Government A
in 18S5-S7 were $224000 greater than
1878-19, he said tb^tthe individual who
made ?he assertion did not know enough
about :the matte#- to sustain his own up
charge,If he h$d understood the mat- lif
J^g^aeaumed-to understand it* he inj
r?*e seen that instead of an in- ye
'^^OOO^here bad been one of an
jnce in man <ide a diiier- fir
>and doJ*^6^01 oveT * dxed thou- tan
irgnme/^ a8?illst bimself in his own iru
liable a^fc ^ not consider him as re- coj
In spc Daviea's arithmetic. pr.
jharges^11^ of recklessness of the cai
m(j ^ made by would-be statesmen foi
2oven?irants for political power, the arc
foffiiTA/1 h-rioflp ti"? tVio fo/vf inf
kftf OTTg'4 *W1W**WV* WW "**v ***VW
-""y 0ff in one of our counties a am
janaiaa ^ gtete genate had ac- an<
^"V.aobleand true public servant, frij
tha >r Sugfa. S. Thompson, of steal- an*
Dg xue fj-om the Executive lov
f ^Sh'u Aiter declaring that the charge no
f baseness against such a man was onl
even of denial, Governor of
RiobardsbSfcSj^ that the man who oonld son
ltter Buch ajt aoi?1 nation like that against att<
m honorable offioeiJT*a himself capable 1
jf committing the deeiti.he charged, tab
rhis sentiment was enthusiastiaJly ap- yoi
^landed. _ bef
Considering the difference in the ap- ma
propriations between 1876-87, Gover- J sh
? ^ - - A nil Viio I iir*
nor isicnarason cuu uoi u-uj^ uut ou ma UJi
figures, but explained that the increase wi
was caused by the new appropriations w<
tor the militia, University, Citadel, com- pc
pletion of the State House aud the pub- pc
lie debt. Each of these appropriations to
tie successively took up and showed the
reason for. There was particular ap- wJ
plause when he alluded to the militia co
appropriation. But one thing stayed tii
the hand which, in one section of the fu
State, was ever ready for the torch, and di
that was the presence of the gallant a <
bovs whose white tenta were on yonder th
hill to-day. ar
He resented the imputations cast upon th
the Legislature by the ultra agitators of th
the day, and presented proofs of the th
industry and constant striving after ar
economy of itamembers.
1 - 1- rinllafTQ fha frrtr. rs.
A3 LO tXlt) V/lomouu uuu^v,
ernor repeated bis declaration made at wi
Hodge's, that he was in favor of the CI
widest education in schools and colleges, ni
and his approval of the acceptance of sn
the mnch discussed bequest if it should ly
prove a valid one and tiie people wauted th
it. South Carolina was no longer a df
pauper and need stand at no door to to
beg for clothing, bodily or intellectually, cl
but what she adopted should be under ai
her control and used for her people and
them only. [Applause.] p<
He appealed to the people of the State fr
to educate their sons, to touch not a e^
sincle institution which they had, but sc
to build for all the youth of South Car- m
olina. The old State did not need to c?
devote all her care and love to one class, sc
"Upward and onward should be the cry c<
of education," said the Governor, "until
every Anglo-Saxon son of South Carolina
shall be a cultured man, aye one who
walks his native heath a very prince
among men." [Great applause. ]
The Governor's speech lasted one ?
hour. After an air from the Greenville
Cornet Band, Lieutenant Governor P
Mauldin was introduced by Capt. Wells ,,
as one honored by and honoring his
county and State.
LIEUTENANT GOVEBNOR MAULDIN.
Governor Mauldin spoke very briefly
indeed, asking to be excused on account a,
of physical disabilities, but, as always, f<
* ? -r+x-nshlI TWinf
nis womb were voir muw w wv
The address of Governor Richardson, r
he eaid, would go straight to the heart*
of this mountain people. It was worthy ^
of him and of his people. Honest
criticism of public men and officers was ^
a right to be cherished, but cynical
criticism for the sake of criticism was to v
be condemned, and the people of South
Carolina would always render their ver- ^
diet for honesty and truth. For the 0
benefit of the candidates for the Legis1
nwioflnf >IO fnlH ft Httlft
IttLlil )TUU ncu.o ^/iwwviiv, **w ?^
story o i tiie Irishman who on his return a
to the "ould counthry," after a sojourn
in the United States was asked what c
sort of a place America was. "A
fine counthry," was his reply. "Ye can z
do as ye plaze over there, but the devil
av it is to make make the other people
do as ye plaze." [Laughter and ap- i
plause.j The moral, the speaker said,
was that there should be mutual concessions,
because it was always a hard matter
to make other people think or do as
one thought or did himself.
The next speaker was
CAPT. F. W. DAWSON,
of the News and Courier. After some
graceful introductory remarks, he said:
"Why am I here? Not as a candidate
for Governor or Lieutenant Governor,
ilthongh the meeting was ordered for
the purpose of heaiing from such genLl
? Te T T 1 - i . /I
iiemeu. xi j were a canaiuaie ior uov?rnor
? don't think I could beat Governor
Richardson, for 1 don't think he ought
io be beaten. [Great applause.] So long,
idded Capt. Dawson, fls I am connected
ffitli a paper, I shall pot bo a candidate
tor office. I am here because I have felt
;liat a citizen fonlly slandered would
lere be welcomed to tell th& truth before
lis accuser and ?sk for a verdict, such as
?ou all wonW ask when the great ac:ounting
day shall come. [Applause. J;
Vly accuser is not iiere. J. suotua only
epe^his fanlt, and a grievous fault it
s & S6uth Carolina, were-I-feo-_say_nuelir^rd-ia
iiifi-absence which I would notaj
in his presence, but I shall meet him
'ace to face, thank God." [Applause.] .
fCapt.-Dawson then briefly discussed
>ublic aSurs, and in conclusion said: <
'When, ray friends of-\Greenville, you
:nd a government wlych is essen- i
ially the concrete expression of the pub
ic will, is attacked bitterly and in its <
ntirety by any man aspiring to political i
sadership, you may depend upon it he i
3 a false prophet, and that if you follow
lim in any m^jper or upon any device, $
ie will lead you and your people to de- i
tiuction." [Great applau&e.] t
GEN. JA1IES W. MOORE. *
Gen. James W. Mcores State Demo- f
i-* - riL.: ??*** "?i
rawc v^murman, was next caiiea on ana I
e made a "brief and stirring address, t
rhicb, however, the limits of this report s
annot afford space to. He made a I
leasantand graceful reference to^the v
liiitia, uttered word* of cheer as to the f
ational campaign, recalled the lessons ?
f 1876, touched upon the essentiality of
nity and told an appropriate story. The i
jvolution of 1876, said he, would nCver t
0 backwards. As the sentinel of the s
democracy at his post he could say "All c
1 well," and with your help all will be 3
ell. # _ a
COL. E. IV. EDWAlitW 11,1-1"Ti
intwvilnflo/l HaI "R W I
d wards, of Darlington, who spoke at c
ogth and with ability upon education. ^
!e then referrtd to the subject of the f<
fricultnral college, announcing his de- b
rtion and faith, and elaborating his tl
ewe on the subject. Col. Edwards deared
that he was not a candidate for ti
The meeting then adjourned. ft
DON'T FKIGHTKNCUILDREN. ' ni
Shock (or Their Blinds May Result In
More 111 Ultimately Than Blowij.
(From Good Housek> eping.)
The influence that is brought to boar tL
k>n a child during the first decade of vs
c win nave a ueciueu eiiecL lii ueLernilil- st
g his power of self-control in later w.
are. It is in the home moro than in st
y other place that this influence must
st be exercised, and upon nurses, gov- al
lessees and parents devolves thisjrnost sh
portant duty, a responsibility which, " of
usidered in its true light, becomes a or
Lvilege and a sacred trust, A child to
inot understand the "why and where- fo:
6" of many things which to an adult ur
) rsrfectly plain and intelligible. He be
imid, and naturally shrinks trom sights _
I sounds which, to him, are strange
1 unaccountable. To in any wav
?hten a child is not only thoughtless E1
1 cruel, but the act itself may be fol- '
red by serious results. For one to sav
harm was intended, and that it wis 1
iy in fun, is no excuse. It is oi some se*
the ways in which this abuse is wa
aetimes offered and their consequent we
sndant evils that I wish to speak. Th
Chere are some people who seem to M<
e a morbid satisfaction in frighteniug H.
mg chilc1 .1 by suddenly appearing J.
ore them vith the face hidden by a pri
sk or the itire body covered with a th<
eel'at the t me time utteriug loud and of
inaturl sounds and gesticulating in a of
\f\ ftTltl tmonntK
-wv u*c*.u.u v* VVWWIVUttliV V?-*S
) find a person u><-> 13 so regardless of Fl(
issibie accidents as nt. to hesitate to dei
>int at a child a gnu or pW.??,i fej(TU
strike him with a knife or hatches0 |>a
The setting of a strange dog upon one
10 already shows signs of terror at the n?
ustant barking of the animal is some- -K
nes followed by unexpected and pain1
results. Jb'or little acts of disobeence
children are sometimes shut up in re
dark closet or temporarily confined in ol
e attic or cellar. At other times they
4-^vl.J r>4 /-vvi no a f /vKncifo HI
e tuiu OtliUX^O OWilW U L ^Liv/ovo auu ?
reatened that, if they do not behave B
ey will be sold to the ragpicker or a*
at wandering gypsies will steal them ti
Ld carry them away. m
These and other such frightful appa- d:
tons are of barbarism and superstition,
liich should have no place in the b
tirifltian light and intelligence of this S
neteenth century. And not only this; vi
ich scenes, stories and threats are gross- P
indecent and deliberate falsehoods, F
te nature of which the child will some *
ly understand, and he will be very likely
> form a just estimate of the moral tl
laracter oi those in whose confidence s<
Vin-nasiv Iia firmiv believed. I'
It is also to be remembered that it is w
Dssible that a child may be so often o
ightened in one way or another as to ^
rentnaliy weaken his character,and even C
metimes produce a deplorable state of 0
ental imbecility; and there are many
uses on record where a child has been *1
> frightened as to cause insensibility, P
invulfiions and death. c
Proverbs About Thnuder. _
If the birds be silent, expect thunder. t.
If the cattle run around aud collect tosther
in the meadows, expect thunder. v
If the clouds grow rapidly larger, ex- n
ect much rain and also thunder. v
Two currents in summer indicate a
If there be many falling stars during
clear evening in summer, expect thun- ,
Increasing atmospheric electricity oxi- ^
izes ammonia in the air and forms nitric
cid, which affects milk, thus accounting s
>r the souring of milk by thunder.
Thunder in the evening indi .^ates much
When it thunders in the morning it .
all rain before night.
Thunder ia the north indicates cold c
Thnnder in the north indicates dry
Thunder from the south or southeast .
ndicates foul weather; from the north
r northwest, fair weather. j
With a north wind it seldom thunders. ,
Much thuuder in July injures wheat
Thunder in the fall indicates a mild,
Distant thunder speaks of coming
Even if you run for it, it is ten to oue
f anybody ever catches the 12.50 train.
SOME UiNTv^FOR FARMERS.
Wonders .4^coinj>ll?l ?. J. in France on
"Small Lots of Ground.
(From the Atlanta Constitution.)
Man naturally wants the earth, or at
ast that part of it which adjoins his
his particular estate, but he makes a great
mistake when he engages in farming on
an extensive scale.
Prince Krapotkine, who has made a
careful study of the subject in France,
gives a number of instances in the country
districts around Paris, where com
paratively ignorant farmers have made
pmall market gardens enormously productive.
One farm is mentioned by him
of two and seven-tenths acres which produces
annually 125 tons of market vegetables
of all kinds. The owner of this farm*
by building walls to protect his land frdm'
cojci winds, wnitenmg tne walls to secure
all possible radiated heat, and by the
constant and judicious use of fertilizers
has his little farm in a productive condition
fvom the 1st of January to Hhe last
of December. By simple aijri inexpensive
means he has practics^y locatedi^
?atin the tropics. " .".J"*
A French gardener does not care whaf
tin^ ni oai'1 *mfl* tta?.w?^i>5
MUN* V* WVU AAU bWUIN TT iVIUi JuLO.^.VTUUlU
be satisfied with an asphalt pavement,
because he makes his soil, and so musbof
it, that lie has to sell it to keep his
place from being gradually raised above
the level of - the surrounding country,
when a farmer once understands the laws
^^oliemiatry' he^itts no ^difficulty in
nafcmg sofl^hat contains all'the materials
needed for pTant life.
Prince Krapotkine speaks"-of one
jardener Who has covered half an acre
vith a glass roof, and run stream - pipe#
supplied bp a small boiler -unier the
jround sheltered by this covering. The
eault has been that he has cut every day
'or ten months from 1,000 to 1,200 large
mnches of asparagus, a product which-'
itidei ordinary conditions would require
is ty acres of land. But this result hsis
>een surpassed by an English farmer,
eho has made a one-acre mushroom
arm vield him an annual income^ of
Under the French method of cjtlture
i .v'ouid be pos? uie to roaKG oijjfeqaare
uile support 1,000 bumnn he^gs. On
uch a scale of productive t'^pacity this
ountrv would, support a of
Jjnock 0ff .
^conditions, it will
e seen tnat we are in no' danger of havag
an overcrouded population for many
enturies to come. There is no reason
'by our Eastern farmers should go West
>r mere elbow room. Their great drawback
is not the want of more land; it is
-?o H^OSOCCI/in AF +AA rrtMrtU
-?.V> Vt IASU UiUUU UltUU*
In some localities in Switzerland the
aveler on the plains or in the valleys
>oks up to a towering precipice 2,000 1
>et above head. When he laboriously 1
imbs to the summit, expecting to find ^
othing but a bare rock, he sees before
im the smiling expanse of productive 1
elds, with pretty cottages dotting the
ndsc-ape. The peasant proprietors 1
arted with only the naked rock under
iem. They carried the rich soil of the I
ilieys in baskets on their backs up the <
.Luuuutaui axu.1', muu wclll to WOrii
ith a will until they Iran formed their 1
erile patches iuto blooming gardens. ;
The success of European farmers with
I the forces of nature againsi them c
ould be an inspiring lesson to our tillers
soil. The American omaJl farmer has '
ily to nixito brain Work-wilLLund work?
make himself independent and com- c
rtableif not rich. But ,wi*iJ5ut this
lion of the brain and hand there can *
no great-axrf-permanent success. v
THK EDITORS IN COUSC1L. V
action of Officers of the Press Associaion
The Next Meeting to be Held in Co- ?
unibia?Major Holmes's Address. q
fTRF.F.NVnVLTr. .Tfllv 9.n Th#? m?mvr>?r
jbion of the State Press Association t]
a held at the Court Hon.se. There Q
re present Capt. F. W. Dawson, of
ie News and Conries, Capt. Franz 3
ilchers, of the Zeitung, the Rev. Sidi j
Browne, of the Christian Neighbor, a
C. Bailey, of the Greenville Enterise
and Mountaineer, T. B. Crews, of ^
; Lmvensville Herald, J. E. Boggs, a
the Pickens Sentinel, Ootavus Cohen,
the Charleston "World, ?T. A. Hojt, of gi
Baptist Courier, C, H. Prince, of the g,
)rence Times, A. S. Todd, of .the An son
Journal, S. A Nettle?, of the
inning Times, J. W. Holmes, of the ^
rnwell People, J. B. Bonner, of the
formed Presbyterian, M. E. McSwee- T
W the Hampton Guardian, W. W. . P
^n'ativSt^v Couri^?nd MP* w
Tbo journal and Conner.
iguiar routine bn??ufc ^ough their tl
iicers made their the various
:oved aLd carried that here?? Jj. wa8 fc
aal dues shall be collected. Hessrst,
holmes, Petty and Boggs were selected ,
i a committee to draft suitable resolu008
of tribute to memory of several
tembers of the Association who have ]
ied since tne last meeting, 1
The following officers were ncanimousr
elected for the nest year: M. B. Mc- j
weeney, president; Charles Petty, first j
ice president; J. E. Boggs, second vice
resident; J. !R. Bonner, secretary; i
ranz Melchere, treasurer, and Capt. '
W. Dawson annual orator.
Capt. Dawson made the suggestion (
lat?permaneut place uf meeting be .
ilected, and that Columbia be chosen,
t was decided that the Press Association .
ill hold its next meeting at Columbia '
n December 13, 18SS, daring the ses- !
.on of the Legislature, at which time !
lapt. Daw.son will deliver the annual
Capt. Daws in, who is connected with
iie Charleston corporation intending to
lace upon the market ty pe-eetting marines,
gave a full and interesting ac
ount ot tlie wording 01 mis macuiae.
ill seemed to think the improvement
ery practicable and that it will revoluionize
M*jor John \Y. Holmes, of the Barn?ell
People, who had been chosen annual
orator, delivered bis address, which
?as well received by his fellow journlists.
It is said that the climate of Russia
las shortened the days of every Ameri:an
minister ever sent to that country.
L'he Hon. Cassius M. Clay who was once
ent on that mission, still survives at the
ige of nearly ninety, but Mr. Ciay is an
exceptionally tough man.
The evil of marrying in haste is shown
iy the experience of Mrs. Gilbert Austin,
>f New Haven, Conn., who recently
narrieS Mr. F. C. Hurt, a perfect
itranger. The bride had about ?35,000
md th3 groom had nothing. The two
eft for the west, and in a few days the
jusband got about half of his wife's
noney and skipped. Mrs. Ilart is bitterly
disconsolate, but it should console
tier to know that her scoundrelly hus
bana am noi uw .awt wn.
The Hotel at All-Healing Springs is
properly named the "Mountain View."
Crowder's Mountain is in full view from
the building. Of course this location
makes the Mountain View a very cool
place even in the hottest summer time.
See advertisement in another colamn.
THE FREE WHISKY PLAXK. ^
Wluit a R?*pabftcan Stump Orator " *''^9/^^
Expect Daring the Campaign^' *1
(From the Philadelphia BecorcL) %
Congressman S. S. Cox in his tariff
speech in the House of Repreeenativda ;
thus depicted the prospected trials of a
Republican stump orator in' the coming
How can you go out and answer the
questions pertinent to this campaign
without entangling alliance and oonfu&ed
Some taxpayer, tired of your productive
"Why sliould only 2,738,895, people,
the pets of protection, be favored at the
expense of over 70 per cent, of their 60,!
1 What for? The voice from the still?
warm with the tears of widows and or- phans?hoakily
answers:-" "For 3?r69
Whisky!" -Ji . ..
"Why should we not cheapen doStec*
Wan sets and carpets by admitting wool
free, since the woolen mUJg have^capa- . V
i 000, OOO.pW^fee raised** honS"
- The answer cdife^Uke the bteat of a ; -tr
thousand flocks: ^Before, ciothef, or
blankets, or carpets, take free whiskyf^
Bat savs an honrvrahlA mm a*nt R*
Ijpan from Minnesota: - I
- "Worthier, UlIIli, audjuului, B
to my migo, would it be to give o!H
pie, th%* toiling masses, cheaper ilM
cheape;> fuel, cheaper, clothing afl
cheaper shelter, cheaper, because rele^H I
sed from the heavy and unnecessary bar- I
den of high tariff taxes."
"Pshaw!" says the hide-bound pro tectiofust,
"these articles must remain taxed i
to vindicate the 'American system/'
AUCU ojououi lino aa XhO gOIiiUB tree "WTUSKy.
A taxpayer inquires of you:
"Have not the Amcriwin people paid
in sixty yearsoyer $20,000,000,000 in the
hope of geltmg goods cheaper byandby
after the infants have attained their
maturity? What, my Republican brother,
will you now lo?"
rrh? 1?4-u? -? "-r> ' -
i.uo uiwi/uot miH' 'exB,, -rree wmsKy."
"Has invention done nothing for us?"
asks the impoverished mechanic, "What
do yon show us as the result of oar
American genius for a century in machan-.
The answer comes: "We tender you*
the worm in the still, the fin est invention
of the devil. It may take away your
brains and impoverish your families; bat
protection must stand! We ofler you, untaxed,
cheap, free whisky!"
Another inquirer asks: "Whv do vou
not take the tax off my coat of 'revermbla
The answer comes: "protection first,
but always free .whisky."
An eld lady of West Virginia asks, with
anxiety: "Why most I pay 60 cents in
addition to every dollar for the crockery
from which I drink my sassafras tea?"
"Ah!" says the protectionist, "is not
whisky better than tea?"
A series of questions and answers
night be fired off in the following order:
"Are you going to allow that reduction
proposed by the Mills bill from 47 per
sent, duty to 10 on carpets?"
"No, but we will repeal the tax on ciga'AftAC
fnr TAntiff VVAWO *?-?
-v* j vu^jij WWJCj OUU BUU llOO
whisky."* " " "Won't
you support the reduction
>f 10 per cent, on cotton goods?" **
"No, but I would love to lower th$
fhisky fa*," . "
"No; I wont condescend to help anyj
>ody but those who want the cost gfl
rhisky reduced." '
'Please help us reduce the tax on cftfl I
roolen cloth from 89 per cent, to 4?fl
ent, as Mills proposes?will yon ?
"No; I do not want to engage inV
[ling else till 1 have taken the tax
ents a gallon from whisky." fl
"We are making a last effort to 3*
tie duty on wool hats from 54 per ?fl H
!heap hats. Won't you help us?"
"No, sir; the Republican platform fl
oesn't say anything about cheap hats, jfl
t does advocate taking tax from whisky, S
ad I stand by the platform." ?
"The worsted goods for my family is
ixed 68 per cent. Help me pull that
own to 40 per cent., will you not?"
"No, sir; let your worsted goods go to
rass! Whisky is more than a dollar a
allon. I want to take the 90-oent gaitn
tax off of it."
"Now, my friend, the Mills bill prooses
to take eleven and one-half millions *
x off of sugar; won't you help us to
ass it?" ??_
"No, for it don't propose to cheapen x
hisky 1 cent,
"It makes salt free. Won't you favor
"Is salt whisk\ ? Salt ain't in our plat>rm.
stove of which our fcia
made, free; won't you roofs
'Tin is not in the platform; wlxteiy-ir
"It makes lumber for onr- homes To
keep us warm free. Won't you favor
"No. ? want to legislate to warm the
inner man, not the outer one. Give ua
When these questions are answered,
let me read as a summing up to the
gentleman what was said by an old farmer
friend of mine in Iowa. He had evidently
been perusing Sydney Smith on
"I never wore any clothes that were
Qot increased in price by this policy of ,
making an almshouse of every possible
factory. I used to rise on Sunday morning
from my humble cot in a log farmhouse,
throwing off the bed clothes taxed
40 to 100 per cent., and, donning my
clothing, taxed 35 to 100 per cent., eat
my taxed breakfast from dishes taxed 45
per cent., on a table cloth taxed 40 per
cent., and when the Sabbath bell* taxed
35 per cent., sounding its inviting notes,
I took my Bible, taxed 25 per cent, and
went to the church built of lumber taxed
20 per cent, and there in a Sunday
school song book taxed 25 per cent, (ana
all these taxes paid to the objects of my
charity, not to the Government), Lread:
" Far out upon the prairie
How many children dwell
Who never read the Bible
Nor hear the Sabbath bell'"
[Great laughter and applause.]
What is the relief my old farmer friend
recieves from you and your platform?"
Does this give comfort to his family,
his purse, or his soul?
Now, you gentlemen want to go among
the men, women and children of this
country and say:
"We will not take the tax off of cheap
clothing, cheap lumber, cheap food, but
we will take the tax off of whisky, to
make it cheap and common, and more
hurtful to soul and body."
Is not that an inspiring issue for a
party of moral elevation? >
Oh, gentleman, it is the old, old story.
You gentlemen must have often heard
Oh, what a tangled web We weave
When first we practice to deceive! v
I The Hon. Georcro W. Darsran. the
present incumbent, has bean nominated
for Congress from the sixth district,
I There were only three ballots,
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