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The World is Governed Too Much."
IIIHRY L. BIOSMST, Business Manager. ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, ANUARY 1, 1890. VOL. XLV.-NO. 1.
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RING OUT, RING IN.
ING out, wild bells,
to the wild skty,
S The flying cloud.
the frosty light;
The year is dying
Sin the night-
Ring out, wild bells,
and let him die.
-  Ring out the old,
ring in the new
Ring, happy betis, across the snow,
The year is going. let him go;
Ring ott the false, ring in the true.
Rin'oent the grief that saps the mind.
l or those thabt here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dyiig cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The taithless coldness of the times;
Ring -cat, ring out, my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander anld the spite:
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring In the coummon love of good.
hing out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing last of gold;
Rlng out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in tile tlhousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
'The large:r heart, the kipdlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land
Ring in the Christ that Is to be.
-Tennyson.
A HOLIDAY ROMANCE.
How the Handsome Blonde Young
Man Kept New Year's Day.
IIEY boarded in
the same house.
She was a spark
Sling brunetto,
with a p
all that her foolish perverseness had
done! She even laid awake nights plan
ning to bring about the proper result
and yet preserve her dignity-for she
would part with her life more gladly
than with her dignity.
And all this time he, too, gave many
thoughts to the sweet brunette; not sen
timental thoughts, not romantic
thoughts, not particularly interesting
thoughts, but very ordinary musings, as
he admired over and over again the
taste with which her back hair was ar
ranged: the superb fitof her tailor-made
dress; the round plumpness of her arm;
the soft whiteness of her hand.
Gossips will circulate in a boarding
house-mysteriously, to be sure, but
still it goes. And one day while she
was in her little room-his room was at
the opposite end of the hall-she over
heard two of the servants discussing
certain photographs. She learned they
were in his room. She also learned
that they were photographs of ladies.
Now, the dominant characteristic of the
feminine mind is curiosity. Sorry to
say so, but it is true. Some will go to
almost any length to appease it. And
many a woman has brought trouble on
herself and friends to gratify it. And
our little heroine was plentifully sup
plied with this valuable article.
'Can he have another girl?" she asked
herself: then quickly answered it: "Of
course he has. But perhaps he is en
gaged! Think of it-engaged! Is such
a thing possible?"
And fully impressed with the horror
of the thought, she flung her door open.
There was no one in the hall; the door
of his room was open, for it was the day
after Christmas and he was out of town
-gone to see that other perhaps: Her
mother was out-no chance of detection
from that quarter. She remembered
that the occupants of the other room
were also away for Christmas-no one to
discover her there. Surely the coast was
clear. Yes, she saw it, and with a rapid
step walked boldly into his room. Ah!
how she flushed at her own pretty fs'
in his mirror-a dainty ha -
thing-doubtlcss the
But what others
saw, not o
arms were aout her; h'.s Iianla wer
wiping the blood from hee face-a little
scratch received from the corner of the
chair; his voice was speaking polite and
comforting, and it even seemed affec
tionate words; but still she sobbed: her
heart nearly broken.
lie inwardly thanked God for this op
portunity, but was a kind-hearted man
after all, and as he appreciated her situa
tion he gently drew her toward the hall.
"I-I-will-go-go-by myself," she
stammered, as she reached the thresh
old.
"Very well," he answered. "I hope
you are not seriously hurt."
After which he withdrew his support
ing arm, and she would have fled pre
cipitately. But when her whole weight
came upon her shocked muscles they re
fused to give her their accustomed aid,
and she stagsgered so helplessly that he
at once came to her relief. A few mo
ments later she was reclining in a large
chair in her own pretty room and he was
standing in the center of his, wondering
how she happened to be where he found
her.
It would be wrong to say that he ar
rived at the proper solution of the prob.
lem at once; for, although his wits
were fairly sharp and the correct
thought came to his mind, still he was
not so conceited as to believe it at first.
lie collected the hairpins and a dainty,
lace-trimmed handkerchief and placed
them carefully in one corner of the
bureau drawer before mentioned. As he
was about to turn away his eye fell
upon the glove-buttoner, and with an
inward laugh and a sentimental twinge
at his heart he gazed raptly at it, and
then, with a sigh which may have
meant very much, put it with the other
spoils and dropped into his great chair
to think.
Several days flew swiftly by to thb
busy workers of .t'is bustling city, but
they hung very heavily upon the hands
of two fated mortals. lie resumed his
the table, but she came
day went by and she
is heart beat more
her vacant chair,
of its aban
med in no
n, and her
are of the
e that
ewas
fter
s
THE MONTANA STRUGGLE.
A Controversy on Whose Decialon Doe- A
pends the Liberty of the New State.
The Democratic members of the Mon
tana Legislature are perfectly justified si
in refusing to compromise with their fi
Republican opponents. A compromise tl
under the circumstances would be noth- h
ing more nor less than compounding a tl
felony. Honest men struggling for the d
right never propose compromises, nor 1
accept them. The very fact that the t,
Montana Republicans opened negotia- a
tions with the Democrats, looking to a o
compromise whereby each party should t
have one Senator, was a confession on
their part that they are in the wrong, u
and still they are mean enough to em- t
ploy their advantage to steal one-half of t
the victory that the Democrats are en- s
titled to. The promptness of the Demo- I
crats in rejecting this overture was pe
culiarly gratifying to the friends of an I
honest ballot throughout the entire o
country, and :vill give the Democratic c
party in Montana a prestige that will be I
worth a great deal in future political
contests.
The deadlock which the Republicans <
have created in the Montana Legisla- 4
turo is causing great inconvenience to
the citizens of the new State. The leg -
lation necessary to put the new con
stitution into effect can not be enacted,
and no session of the Supreme Court can
be held until the deadlock is broken and
the Legislature organized. In some of
the counties there is no judicial organi
zation, and can be none until the Legis
lature makes provision for deciding the
contested election cases. It is unfortu
nate that this state of affairs should exist;
yet the Republicans are responsible for
it, and the Democrats can not afford to
sacrifice the dearest principle in Ameri
can government just to relieve the situ
ation. It is the duty of the Democrats
in this crisis to look to the future of
their State as well as to consider present
exigencies. The honor and integrity of
the State is in their keeping, and by the
force of circumstances they are made
the custodians of a free and honest
ballot. Under our American system
there is no way of determining where
power belongs except by the one infal
lible rule of submitting to the will of
the majority, as expressed through the
ballot-box. In this instance the major
ity of the voters of Montana lodged
the legislative power in the hands
of the Democrats, and they, and
they alone, are entitled to ex
erciso it. The Republican minority have
no more right to organize the Montana
Legislature than the inhabitants of
amtschatka would have. It would be
ust as reasonable to talk about a com
promise with the Town Council of Tim
buctoo as to agree to a compromise with
the Republican minority in the Montana
Legislature, so far as a compromise
:ould be made consistent with law and
,quity.
The Montana Democrats have but one
inc to follow, and that is to stand as
rm as adamant in defense of their
ights and in vindication of popular gov
:rnment. If the Republican minority
ant to assume the responsibility of
prolonging the legislative deadlock, and
thereby checking the operations of the
udicial departmentof the State govern
t, they have the choice of doing so.
e Republican leaders should re
that they take fearful risks in
such a course. We are mis
e intelligence and the integ
Montana people if persist
oes not prove the
I r,,.
THE TREASURY REPORT.
A Document Pull of Sophistry and Pitl- lad
ful Propositions.
The quality of Secretary Windom's q
statesmanship is woil shown in his piti- the
ful proposition to reduce the surplus by rec
the repeal of the tax on tobacco, and by con
his puerile plea that tobacco "is now his
the only product of agriculture that is of
directly taxed by the Government." so
Manufactured tobacco is a good thing to ten
tax. It is productive of large revenue, Na
and the tax is not burdensome. Many pri
other taxes can be much better spared rel
than it can. bui
A horizontal reduction otf e tariff is
undesirable. In giving it a sju
tary Wintiom seems to have forgotten
that the Republicans in 1872 put a "an
scheme of horizontal tariff reduction jai
into operation; that the effect was to re
duce the revenues, and that in 1875 the .o
Republicans restored the tariff for the soy
express purpose of increasing the rev- pa
enue. "Protection" was not then quite pi
the Republican fetich it is to-day. of
The Secretary's illustration, in his of
feeble reference to a tariff for revenue pt
only, shows the density of his ignorance of
of economic truths. In the first place, be
if the tariff rates were cut in two, it does d,
not follow that there would be addi- A
tional importations to the extent of a€
$300,000,000, or that it would require im- th
portations to that additional amount to bl
give us either the customs revenue we kI
need or that we now receive. There is w
no uniformity in tariff schedules, and hi
on certain commodities imported in it
large quantities there would be com
parativelylittle change if the tariff were ti
wiped out altogether. It is also the
height of nonsense to say that if we im- 1
ported $300,000,000 more than we now do b,
the, effect on the country would be
calamitous. We would not import, that r
is, buy, that additional amount, under tl
any system which can be devised, with
out selling goods with which to make
the purchases. What does all the talk
we have heard of late about extend
ing our foreign trade mean? Does
it not mean that we expect to
buy as well as sell? Is it not absurd to 1
say that it would be a good thing to in
crease our imports if -we maintained an
average tariff of 47 per cent., but that it
would be a calamity if the average tar
iff was only half as great? What would
Secretary Windom do with the surplus
revenue if our importations, under pres
ent tariff rates, were twice what they t
are now?
The notion that a countly is impover
ished by the goods which are brought
into it is one worthy of protectionists.
It has no basis in common sense.
Secretary Windom, like the President,
studiously avoids the subject of sugar in
his discussion of methods of reducing
the surpl',. It offers a more inviting
field than tobacco; but the "protective 1
principle" would have to catch it. This
explains the silence.
The Secretary's method of dealing
with the silver problem seems too cum
bersome. If he desires to experiment in
the direction indicated, he might have
hit upon a simpler method by which the
s eame results would be accomplished.
Detroit Free Press.
FOOLING THE PEOPLE.
The Republican Party's Attitude in RBla.
tion to Tariff Reform.
Every time the Republican party pro
tends to revise and reduce the tariff it
adds to "its absurdities and its injus
tices. There is not in the leadership
e of that party a single man who has any
honest intention of reducing the tariff.
t riff comes cut higher and molE
ROBBER TANTIA BHEELt
Indla's Robin Hood Makes a Fall Con. -
fession of Crimes. pig
Tantia Bheel, the bold Robin Hood of oun
the Central provinces in India, who was -
recently captured, has just made a full acd
confession. Fifteen years ago he left th4
his village and took up the occupation
of cultivator of land. He committed o
some minor police offense and was sen- do
tenced to a year's imprisonment in the Gl
Nagpore jail. He was subsequently im
prisoned in Jubbulpore jail, and on his lf
release settled in Holkar's territory,
but was forced to take refuge in the
jungle to escape arrest consequent on a h
charge of robbery. He carried on
pe s fora year, and was y
arrested an undwa
jail, whence he manage y
He then formed a dacoit band an
commenced robberies on an extensive PT
scale. His first dacoity was aecom- o
panied by murder, and his men next
pillaged and burned a village. In one w
of his raids a policeman's nose was cut to
off. Subsequently Tantia raided t
Pokur, where he cut off the nose
of a woman who had helped to aI
betray him,, and he robbed her si
daughter-in-law of all her jewels. h
At a robbery in the Behut district he e;
again cut off a policeman's nose. For
the last two years, being much harassed a:
by both the Central Province and Hol- w
kar's police, he got tired of his jungle d
wanderings; he was growing old, and ii
his eye-sight was failing. On commenc- d
ing his career he could travel sixty
miles on a stretch, but now not more I
than twenty. The greater portion of n
his time was spent in Holkar's territory. o
He had never killed any body himself, as
but had robbed 'the rich to help the s
poor. Last year he distributed 6,000
rupees among the poor on the banks of
the Norbudda. lie had frequently pur
chased bullocks for poor people. t
"He was eventually arrested through d
the treachery of a Gumpoot Rajpoot, to
whom he had frequently given large
sums of money, with which the latter
had promised to buy a pardon. He had
latterly suffered severely from want of
food and malaria through sleeping with
out shelter in the rain. He states that
other bands are" now committing exten
sive robberies in his name. Rajaram,
a native magistrate, accu+g4 of partici
pating in Tantia's robberies, has been 1
convicted by the sessions judge and sen
tenced to seven years' rigorous impris
onment and fined $5,000 rupees."-Pall
Mall Gazette.
A CANDID PHYSICIAN.
How an Honest Medical Man Was Re.
warded for Telling the Truth.
Some people were discussiug the germ
theory of disease a few evenings ago,
and a doctor who was present laid down
the law very emphatically upon the
germ as being the physical cause, or
rather inseparable antecedent of every
3 known form of disease. When asked
why, if he knew so much about it, he
n and the members of the profession didn't
kill the germs, or at least explain to the
® public how such causes of disease might
be exterminated, he just stroked his
beard and said the germ had yet to
be discovered although it was known to
exist. "Why," he said, "we are only
at the beginning of medical science.
There's leprosy, which his been well
known throughout this world since
tbh Hebrews left Egypt in the time
of Phagoah, and as yet we do
P not kndtv whether it is heredi
y tary, contagious or communicable in
- any way. We know absolutely
nothing iSbout its causes or its cures.
All we seem to know is that it is in
some way connected with such diseases
as cancer, scrofula and rheumatism, and
lko them, it is incurable." Just
Sthe room began to
"h. It was
PITH AND POINT.
-A fool can start a fire that the
wisest man in the world can not put
out.
-We sometimes teach others by our
actions the very things we do not want
them to know.
-A great many people are like the
ordinary cur dog; too small for a watch
dog, and too large for a pet.-Atchison
Globe.
-Endurance is more valuable than
cleverness. It is the patiolt, Steady
plodders who gain and keep fortunes
-You can no more judge a man by
his daily walk and conversation than
you can an eleotion day saloon by its
front door.--Detroit Free Pross.
-An unfair thing in this world is that
know there is aui ounce of
pre we have taken
our pound of cur .
-It has been observed t
with the fewest failings is the man most
tolerant of those of his neighbors.--Bos
ton Courier.
-They who are most weary of l6e,
and yet the most unwilling to die, are
such who have lived to no purpose; who
have rather breathed than lived..-Clar
endon.
-The doctor who cuts a man open
after death and tells what is the matter
with him has the advantage of the
doctor who is compeled to guess what
is the matter with the patient before
death.
-It is every man's duty to do right.
In order to do right deliberately, a man
needs to know what is right. Finding
out what is right is, therefore, an es
sential prerequisite of right-doing.--S.
S. Times.
-A distinguished divine once said:
"I wish that ministers and lecture
would be a little more generous
thought and more stiu of words.
don't want a,,' ox
cartload of potatoes on a smooth ro
-When the energies pause, and th
L worker settles down, he may find com
fort and ease, butthe inspiration of the
Sgreat struggle is no longer with him;
t his real life is finished unless he takes
into some other feld that energy which
has secured him success.
-Steady work for the love of it, and
a for the satisfaction and peace which
i. 't brings, never breaks the worker
i. down.- On the contrary, it so weakens
L1 temptations from without, and so de
stroys inferior ambitions and desi-s,.
that it gives the whole nature steadi
ness and poise. 'It is the best cure for
. restlessness. The joy of life for strong
natures lies in a noble activity; a work
n adequate to the aspirations of the soul;
), a work that brings calm by its n~agni
n tude, and by its very demands evokes
.e the best and greatest in us.-- ural"New
ºr Yorker.
d MONTENEGRO'S CAPITAL.
't Somethlng About LOne of the Most Extra.
Le ordinary Towns of Europe.
It Cettinjo is the most extraordinary
is capital in Europe. It consists of one
to long street, with four · r.e. ones
to crossing it, and ending vaguely ilkthe
ly fields. The whole town covers perhaj*
e. thirty or forty acres. The principal
11 building is the hotel, which worthily
:e blocks the end of the main street. It is
ie a bare and ricketty-looking structure,
to but represents the acme of luxury at
Li- Cettinje. The other public places are
In the prison, the church and the school
ly The first of these lies on the right-hand
s. side, and in front of the gates, on a
in lawn, the prisonors amuse themselves
es by playing various rude games-bowls..
ad with pieces of rock for balls, leap-frog
ist and so on. A few of them are engaged
to in odd building jobs about Cettinje, and
ras other hew wood in the mountain. Th
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