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"The World is Governed Too Much."
gi T Bi. BIOSAT, IBsiness Manager. ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1890. VOL. XLV.--NO. 35.
GRACE'S TRA PII.
Sc
A'rip to the Village and What
Came of It. ra
- m
T'S a perfect ac
shame, child, i le
for you to have ti
to trudgejil
three miles to
the village for b,
provisions." H
" Nonsense, ti
grandmammy, ti
I like to do it d
well enough;
but even if I
did not there ov
would be no li
alternative, so r
It's best to look on the bright side; now, h
isn't it, grandmanmmy?" 01
"Well, yes, I guess so. But show me w
the bright side, dear?"
,With pleasure. Firstly, we have the (
money to get it with; secondly, we
have agood market basket to get it in;
thirdly, I have the health and strength
togos after it; fourthly, it is an excel
loet day for it, and, lastly, we all want
and need it. There now, are not those
reasons sunny enough to drown out all
your shadowy ones?"
"Yes, dear, you always look on the
brightside of every thing. Those are
all things we ought to be thankful for."
,.spBcially the market basket."
"There, there, child, he serious now.
Idoreally hate to see you go. If only
GJypse hadn't died."
Ah! poor Gypsie! Mrs. Graham
touched a tender spot in her grand
child's heart when she spoke of her.
She was her special property, and many
a happy hour did she spend on the back
of her faithful little animal, while
Bruno bounded along by their side.
"Yes, if Gypsio hadn't died, or
Bruno hadn't been shot, or we had more t
borses, or grandpa's eyes were well, or
Sam was not down with the 'rheumatiz,'
or we lived in town, or had near and ac- t
commodating neighbors, or a dozen 3
more things were or were not, I would ,
not need to walk three miles to Nelson d
for something to eat. But you see, gen- t
eral'If never did come out conqueror,
and I hate adefeated follow, so I'll turn I
him the cold shoulder and have nothing a
whatever to do with him, so if you'll
help me make out the list I'll start at S
Sonce,"
She spoke lightly of her walk, and
little did Mrs. Graham know of the t
thoughts that were coursing through I
her brain as she took down the list. The
truth was Grace had read an account in t
the county paper the day before that a
terrible assault had been made by
tramps on an unprotected girl on the
very road cshe had to take. But
Grace was no coward. She knew she !
had this walk to make, so she destroyed
the paper, that her grandmother might
not see it and worry herself half to
death while she was gone. Grace was
a very happy, light-hearted child. I
call her a child, for in appearance she
was but a child, while in reality she
wianearlynineteen. Hlergrandmother
often said that she was such a brilliant
sunbeam that no shadow could exist in
her presence.
She rivaled the birds in her merry I
songs as she tripped along the path. She
told herself she had ample time, so she
often stopped on her way to watch the
white swans glide majestically away on
her approach to the edge of the lake, or
the tortoises' clumsy walking until they
would roach the brink and then plunge I
to the bottom, where their bright backs
Would look as though they were finely
3n 50T0 IIInVALED THE BIRDS.
varnshed. She laughed at her own
haPy reflection in the clear water, and
told herself that she had really spoken
the truth when she assured her grand
mother of the pleasant prospect before
hier.
."Uponmy soul if that isn't too pro
.akigl WYhat could have possessed me
t:of @rget that chocolate?"
T: ',hsn was just about an hour high,
'5 &Grace, having made her pure: seos,
1t about half a mile on her home ard
S5U.They, when, as we saw, she h.b, for
:Ptteu the chocolate. It must ' had,
Sonlr heroine retraces her to, teps,
5~i ies her purchase, and was it a
Sfronm the village, when is
by horse's hoots on i ad.
fStrued, and saw a horse c at
is.7 rate, followed by a aty
(VI31 She took in the sit at
. The hitching strap was :ng
Ugand evidently he had, Id
bliinllf loose, started no
.l eut waiting for his ma ; a
coincidence the po hen
4ibhade of her own an te
Salas of poor Gyisle. l's
ot eughtwastoe stopth he
was lust about fifty I :he
zOand without hesil set
~ hiebsket, sprang i all
Sand just reached I in
ras to p the danglln the
Spadent animal. 5 suc
W in Soothing he entle
and kind pats, and ditat
iWhsat should sh .' her?
, ass already n Jrizon,
ta beginning to. of the
had what conl' o? She
,,i - Eot have time mer back
. "'should she tie tree and
'UO to the rei indeed,
never do, ft p would
aai4 ...a. ,IQ un4
buggy. However, something must be
done, for it was getting late-it would
soon be dark-thou what would she do?
"Whatshall I do? Oh, you impudent
rascal for placing me in such a predica
mont!" she said, throwing one arm
across the pretty animal's neck and
loaning her face against it, while with
the other hand she held the reins, look.
ing the very picture of despair.
While thus standing she was startled
by a hand being laid upon her arm.
Had her fears been realized? Was it
the tramp who was going to kill her and
then run away with the buggy? She
dare not raise her head.
"Excuse me," be began.
Surely this didn't sound like a tramp's
voice, and she raised her miserable
little face, expecting to see a ragged,
mud-besmeared object before her. She
had quite an air of martyrdom depicted
on her face, which, however, changed
instantly as she saw a fine-looking,
well-dressed specimen of humanity be
fore her. She could not conceal her as
YOU HAVE STOPPED MY HORSE.
tonishment. so he at once introduced
himself as Dr. Green, adding:
"You have stopped my horse, and
thereby done me a great favor, as I
should have had to walk six miles to
reach home. Is there any thing I can
do for you in return? I should be only
too glad to servo you."
She told him there was nothing, but
her face vailed her words. He saw that
she was too proud to place herself
under obligations to any one, so he
said:
"I think 1 heard you speak of my
pony having placed you in a predica
ment. Can not I make up for it and
help you out of it? Are you alone?"
"Yes, I'm alone, and, what's more, am
I two miles from home."
"Poor child! Get right in and I'll
take you home, if you'll show me the
way."
She hesitated; would it be prudent?
He read her thoughts and said:
"Or, if you prefer, you may get in
and drive and I'll walk."
"All right, Dr. Green; you hold the
horse while I run over to the railroad
after my basket, then basket and I will
get in and run away with your buggy
and horse. That would be capital; I'm
so glad you mentioned it."
Then it was arranged, but all three
1 Grace, Dr. Green, and the basket-were
occupants of the buggy. Grace found
her companion a splendid conversation
3 alist, and was surprised at herself when
3 she found how short had been their
3 acquaintance before she told him her
I whole history; how they (her grand
r parents and herself) had come south
for the benefit of her grandmother's
health; how her grandfather had, a year
s after their arrival, taken such a bad
f cold, which settled in his eyes and
caused him such pain that he had to sit
in a darkened room all the time, and
had not seen daylight for six months;
how Gypsie and Bruno died, and their
only help was laid up with rheumatism,
and so she was compelled to go to the
village for their provisions, etc., on
foot.
Dr. Green felt the deepest sympathy
for the girl by his side with honest,
brown eyes and such a wealth of brown
hair, so becomingly coiled on the back
of her shapely head. Her face was a
study; 'for every new subjection which
they spoke it would have a different
expression, every change seeming more
beautiful to the now thoroughly be
witched Green. They were deep in the
discussion of their favorite authors,
etc., when Grace exclaimed:
"Why, stop, Dr. Green; you almost
drove past the house."
He looked around regretfully, when,
to his utter amazement, he saw a per
a feet Eden of flowers, in the midst of
d which stood a neat little cottage, al
· most entirely concealed by the dense
. vines of madeiras and westerias, which
Swere now in full bloom, and a sweeter
scented place he had never before be
hold.
Upon his exclamation of admiration,
e Grace explained that they were her
grandmother's pets. Every thing
, looked so bright and fresh and so home
, like that he felt that he must see the
d interior of the cottage that had for
- months, and almost years, sheltered
, the fairest blossom he had ever yet
, seen-Grace herself.
aA happy thought entered his head.
Is He asked Grace if she would like him
. to make an examination of her grand
it father's eyes, as he had made eyes his
y special study. She told him she must
it see her grandfather first, as they were
g not very rich. He soon assured her
- that the expenses would not be great,
e and left an appointment for the next
ie ha~t more need be told? Of course
e there is but one sequel to this. He called
a next day, won the hearts of both grand
e parents, and in six months had Mr. Gra.
.e ham's eyes permanently restored, in
t payment for which he asked for the
i hand of their beloved granddaughter,
n whose heart he had already won in the
le cosy little parlor and on the piazza be
ic- hind the vines, where upon his frequent
le visits to the.grandparent he had always
,t- managed in some way or other to spend
r? an hour or two with the object of his
n, choice.
he In - street is a stately little man
he sion, the characteristic of which is its
ck bordering of beautiful vines. "It al
nd ways reminds me, dearest, of the many
, happy hours spent behind the madeiras
l I and westerias."-FsWaina 1'~stangee,
l1e I ii Old RLoieatet4r
HlARRISON'S BRUTALITY. of
Irgans of the Mailed:l Iand Consplrtrae
Insult Northern Democrats.
"Stand Back, Doughfaces!" is the er
head-line President Harrison's home
organ, the Indianapolis Journal; puts in
over an editorial on the mailed-hand s
policy of the Republican party. It is
addressing in this comprehensive and
emphatic way the 4.003.010 Democrats
ot tside of the "reconstructed States"
who voted for Mr. Cleveland in 188.
In 1870, when the Presidency was pi
stolen and a usurper seated in the m
White House, those Democrats stood
back. In 1888, when Now York and
Indiana were colonized; when the elec
tion was decided by the money used to A
vote floaters in blocks of five, these
Democrats stood back. They stood back
when Mr. AM. S. Quay announced
that the Republican party would hold
Congress with the mailed hand; they
stood back when the precedents of a
century were nullified by the Reed- s'
Dudley conspiracy in the House of Rep
resentatives; they stood back when the a
Democratic minority in the tHouse was
gagged; when Damocrats were unseated
to enable the Plutocratic league to
carry out its policy of oppressing the d
masses. They stood back when the a'
Montana Senators wor3 stolen and the
Senate was fraudulently packed for the si
perpetuation of Plutocracy. And they "
are standing back still.
After all this Mr. Harrison's organs r
once more assail them with the cry:
"Stand back, doughfaces!"
It is impossible, gentlemen. The
Democrats of the unreconstructed States
can stand back no further. If you steal p
another Presidential election; if you de
prive them of their rights with the p
mailed hand, they will be obliged to a
stand forward. They love peace. They
are the conservative element of this
country. Their principles and their
fidelity to them have time and again
saved the country from chaos. They
have made great sacrifices for peace. n
They have hoped for reforms; they have
waited patiently for the era of radical- a
ism to pass; for oppression to exhaust
itself: for the love of liberty to reassert P
itself once more. And after all this
comes once more the old cry: "Stand
back, doughfaces!" n
They will not. They will stand for- c
ward-as far forward as duty and their
love of liberty leads them. If they are
to be smitten in the face with the
mailed hand of fraud and violence, it
will be found that the face is not dough;
that it can be set to iron hardness d
against insolent oppression.
The first and highest duty of the mill
ion Democratic voters in the recon
structed States is to endure and wait.
The highest duty of the 4,000,000 Demo- l
crats of the unreconstructed States is
to keep the peace and defend American
liberties. They are Democrats, not
bullies. They have no threats to make,
but we warn the mailed hand conspira
Stors that a successful coup tfeblt is im
possible in America. The history of
1870 can never again repeat itself. If
such an attempt is to be made, no bully- f
ing cry of "Stand back, doughfaces!"
will intimidate the 4,000,000 Democrats
of the unreconstructed States from I
standing forward. This is the situation
as the Republic understands it. It will
be well for Mr. Quay. Mr. Dudley and
I others interested in the mailed-hand
policy to examine the situation careful
ly with a view of ascertaining how far I
they are right in presuming that there
is something in the air of the North
1 and West which makes a Democrat a
"doughbface," a supine coward, on whom 1
the utmost insult, the greatest injuries
I and the worst oppressions may be safely
tnfiicted.-St. Louis Republic.
THE SPEAKER'S HOBBY.
Ills Heart Sot on the Pass:age of the
Lodge Force 1i11t.
That Speaker Reed is in many re
spects an able man no one will deny.
When on the floor of the House he was
a ready and effective debater. His lan
guage was simple and vigorous, and he
never made the mistake of talking too
Slong. As presiding officer he has added
to his reputation in a certain way. lie
is remarkably quick in his decisions
and never loses his head. Whenever he
has gone wrong it has been stith malice
Saforethought In other words, thour"
he has mental attributes that quality
him for the place in the highest degree,
t he is lacking in the moral attributes
that are indispensible to make a man a
good Speaker. lie is as conspicuous for
unfair treatment of his politic.al oppo
nents as his predecessor was for abso
lute impartiality. He is as tyrannical
as BIlismarck, and would limit the func
tion of the lHonse to the simple duty of
assenrting to his decrees.
It is now reported that MIr. Reed has
determined that the Senate shall pass
the force bill before adjournment. He
is credited with saying that he will
g keep Congress sitting the year around
. in order to accomplish his object. He
e has set his heart upon having a law en
n acted that may be used to cripple the
d Southern Democrats. Though he ap
4 proves of an outrageously high tariff,
and therefore gives his sanction to the
, McKinley bill, that measure is to him
· of secondary.importance. Possibly he
j. may have doubts of its advisability. He
a must certainly know that there is con
4 siderable uncertainty: as to the wisdom
Sof passing it in its present sh-pc, But
a the force bill be regards as ~oe salva
, tion of the Republioan party. He knows,
Sas we all know, that it will result in
rioting and bloodshed. His judgment
e is that this will arouse the feeling of
d sectional hatred to which his party has
- long owed its existence, and which he
. thinks is still strong enough, under prop
er management, to prevent a return of
ie the Democrats to power.
S It is true beyond a question that the
e animositie:s that were fanned to fever
e- beat by the war have not yet died out
SThe bloody shirt elected IIarrison. But
Sit must not be forgotten that every year
id is adding to the list of voters hundreds
Is of young men both in the South and in
the North who are not divided in sen
n- timent as their fathers were. They
t were satiated with war talk long ago.
1 The Southerners admit that they were
y beaten and that they ought to have
as been beiten. The Northerners in their
e, intereoute with them do.not Irrithte
" th~e bp reerrng to the b.o. 1, , p
offensive manner. South anit Dortb I
would join hands as they never hayv
done since the foundation of the Gov
ernment if these young men could have
their way. Does the Speaker take this Co
into account? Apparently not. He ha4
seen the policy he advocates successful
in the past and he does not recognize a 1
the fact that the conditions that madS Ii
it successful are gradually disappearing. ra
Though he is disregarding precedent in hi
the House he is following a very bad wl
precedent in politics. His course is wl
more likely to lead to defeat thaii titf it
tory.-Chicago Globe. so
THE ELECTIONS BILL. an
A Measure Obulnxtous to a Republcaln Co
Form of GovernmentL of
The purpose of the Republican party ou
in the Federal elections bill is to place en
the election of members of the House of in
Representatives under the control of wl
Federal office-holders, and its scope is we
suh that it will virtually control the lit
election of the varioul State offlers, ye
abrogating State laws enacted to secure at
fair elections. in
The bill provides for the appointment it,
of a chief supervisor in every judicial a
district in the United States. There su
are seventy of these districts. to
The chief supervisors appoint three er
supervisors for each voting precinct, tr
who are practically to conduct the elec- or
tion. Two of these officers are to be wi
-elected from one party and the third nc
from the opposite party, but the major- te
ity are to have the power todecide upon to
all matters that come before them. This
is a very cunningly devised scheme for bt
partisan purposes. cu
All of the election machinery is qt
placed in the hands of partisan boards, at
and they can return as elected to Con- so
gross whoever they may see fit, the th
States having no power to control their be
action in counting the votes or certify- th
ing to the returns, nor can they pun- v,
ish them for any crimes or frauds com
mitted under this bill. di
The promoters of this bill know in tl
advance that nine out of ten of the el
chief supervisors appointed will be Re- se
publicans; they will appoint the super- m
visors at each voting precinct, and it m
is absolutely certain that two of these
men will be Republicans, who will have f,
complete control of the board. dl
Deputy marshals are to be appointed t1
without limit as to number, to attend a
upon registration and voting. The pl
bill authorizes these Federal officers to N
make a house-to-house canvass through- ,
out each district. The doors of every al
dwelling must be flung open to these tl
partisan spies, many of whom will be m
negroes, and all questions about the ,
family history which they may be dis
posed to ask must be answered, or arrest ti
and imprisonment will follow. tl
No scheme could have been devised
by the worst enemies of the South o
better calculated to renew sectional d
hatred.
A bill more obnoxious to a Republi- al
can form of government was never pro
sented to a legislative body. Its pur- b
pose is wholly partisan, and emanated
from a few politicians whose desire is r
to perpetuate themselves in power,
though to do so it be necessary to revo. b
lutionize the Government and take
from the people the last vestige of their
rights. 81
It is the first attempt in the history
of our Government to wrest from the
people the election of their representa
tives and place it in the hands of an im- b
mense army of Federal officers.
This bill, in my judgment, should it
become a law, will revive the old seoe
tional feeling and brings about a cona
flict between the white and colored
races. It will turn back the wheels ol
progress and depress the industries not b
only in that section but, throughout
the entire country. The business and p
e fair-minded men of the North, without
regard to party, should protest in the
most vigorous manner against the pass.
age of this bill, as their rights are in- C
s volved as well as those of the Southern g
people.-Hon. W. F. Wilcox, M. C., in
SN. Y. Morning JournaL
NOTES AND COMMENTS, t
S-Senator Quay has no use for a
Sphonograph. It talks too much.-Chi
Scago Evening Post. i
--l'resident Harrison would doubt
less consider it a good idea to sell tbe
I South and use the proceeds for pen
sions.-Courier-Journal. t
- An enthusiast on the subject oi i
silence has compiled this table:
Dumb min...............................
Quay........
S --N. Y. Commercial Advertiser.
S-If the proposed Fourth Assistant
Postmaster-General should be given the
job of keeping James G. Blaipe's letters
out of the mails, he will be of vast service
Sto the party.-Louisville Courier-Jour
nal.
- The Republican Senators are be
d inning to realize that the Treasury is
Salready on the brink of bankruptcy
without subjecting it to the strain of
an expenditure of millions for the pur
Spose of making elections a faroe.-Al
Sbany Argus.
-Mr. Harrison's friends assert that
he has paid for the house.and lot pre
sented to Mrs. Hiarrison by the Cape
SMay Point syndicate. The country will
a be glad to believe it. It will be appro
Spriate, however, to put in evidence the
Schbeck with the dates of its drafting and
, presentation for paymerit plainly leg
ible.-St. Louis Republic.
L -True, the Republican majority at
t Washington has done nothing for tern
of porance, has not even passed the anti
as original package bill; but it has got rid
e of the surplus, and that in a little over
a year. How foolish President Cleve
of land was to worry his head over such a
little matter as a surphis Henceforth
ie it is not a theory, nor a condition, but
r a fact that will confront the public.
t N. Y. Voice (Prohibition Organ).
at -The Behring sea dispute should
r be at once arbitrated. It need not be
s assumed that Mr. Blaine has the crim
n inal. purpose of using this paltry dis
u pute to force a war which would be a
y calamity to both countries and to civil
Sization, but if the dispute is continued,
e an accident is liable to occur at any
e time to make war unavoidable. The
r matter must not drag farther. Let it
,t be arbitratedl and sa~ at oaCane i
ap ILouiR £epubliIk -
SI(iGLE TAX DEPARTMENT. in1
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HOW IT WORKS.
co'
Co-Operation and Single Tax in a Michtigan CO
Town. '.7
Several years ago in Copperdale, ltich., no
a prospector found a paying lead of ore, in,
He was an intelligent, honest marl, who w*
rather disliked the idea of selling out tit
his claim to at company of capitalists re;
who would thenceforth monopolize the Pr
whole locality and rule labor through ha
its power as lord of all the land adja- an
sent to the place of workt or
lie was familiar with the single tat,
and also had just learnedof the people's 1
co-operative banks. Therefore, instead th
of going in search of capitalists to buy ye
out his claim, he began a correspond- to
ence with all the honest, sturdy work- i ,
ingmen, like himself, that he know. It ti
was not long till several hundred men co
were on the spot. Each had brought a In
little money-the savings of several th
years. Together they had a capital of he
about $3,0000.. They formed themselves at
into a co-operative company with a cap- of
ital stock of 300 shares of $100 each, or wi
$30,000. Two hundred shares were is- wi
sued, one each to the men on the spot, m
to be paid for by instalments. The oth- in
er one hundred shares were hold in theh
treasury of the company, to be issued al
one each to any ncwcoming worker hr
whose help they might require. They tv
nearly all opposed the idea of "wa- or
tering" the stock, as a few proposed re
to do. lo
Mining operations now began. With
but crude methodsrhoy were able to soe- ar
cure ore near the surface, which was tr
quite rich, and which paid the workers at
at the average rate of $6 per day. As to
soon .as the work was inaugurated pl
the company selected one of their num,
her to go to the city to find a market for in
their product. Simultaneously teams ec
were secured and the ore hauled to-the ar
nearest railway station. Not having to or
divide their wages (tho equivalent of or
the product of their labor) with employ- bl
ers or capitalists, they could afford to to
sell their ore at a little less than the w
market price, and found an immediate I
market for all they could ship. de
The company established a reserve m
fund,paying out in wages only $3.50 per sl
day. By mutual consent the balance of tc
their earnings was reserved to establish «
a fund to purchase all the necessary at
plant of machinery to operate mines. m
Not manymonthspast until the outside, ti
world had heard of this "find" of copper 81
and population began to pour in. All
the land adjacent to that claimed by
members of' the co-operative company g,
was readily taken up, and the town of
Copperdale was founded with a popula
tion of 3,000 adults. Several hundred of el
these were allowed to take shares in the ti
company and assisted in the mining sl
operations. The rest of the population w
divided itself into the various channels ti
usually found in such a town, and si
among them were not a few bums and o:
speculators, who had come in hopes of sI
being able to capture some opportunity p
which others would pay them well to ci
relinquish. A social order society dis- i1
posed of the former as quickly as could "
be humanely done; they were told to ti
either show evidence of self-support or t,
depart. The speculators had soon p
staked out a city, and a wild p
game of speculation in parcels of o
land was in progress within three p
months. The town had meantime a
been incorporated according to the prev- p
alent ideas of social economy. All im
proved lands and lots were to be taxed a
about five times as high as lots hold on u
speculation which were equally valu- a
able. The discoverer of the mine who, c
beside being the hero because of his u
discovery, had won the hearts of the I
people by his brotherly dealing in form- 1
ing the co-opearative company, .
was a single tax man, and so were quite t
a number of his associates. He was a
chosen mayor of the town, and his sin- I
gle tax friends formed a majority of the a
board of aldermen. The result was that I
lands of equal value were appraised and i
assessed alike, and had to pay the same i
tax. At-first the land speculators were
dismayed. Then they considered the a
matter, and finding a population which
was in need of all kinds of good build-I
ings they concluded forthwith toimprove 1
(build upon) their lands. Thus capital .
was forced to co-operate on an equality
with labor in building the town, and
the result was that five houses were 1
built where otherwise only one would 1
have been erected. Consequently every
one who wanted work found all he could
do. All kinds of workers were kep,
busy, and instead of a man paying $200
a year rent for a lot with ashanty
"thrown in," he got a neat, comfortable
cottage with a garden patch and lawn
thrown in for the same money; for no
one was anxious to hold land at too
high a value, but each sought to make
money by furnishing desirable homes.
SA national bank was a little later es
Stablished, but abandoned for laIc of
Sdepositors.
The people had establishedace-opera
tive bank, which, tlhough still refused
the function of issuing ourrency, was al
t lowed to receive deposits and loan~ron
ey. Its officers consisted of the fore
e most men of the town, so that the peo
i ple had every confidence in it and ps
Stronized it as depositore and borrowers.
SWhenever any one desired a loan he
d would wr!te the president of the bank,
Smaking an ofer. If this was not ac
cepted he was invited to come to the
t bank on the following Wednesday and
Sthere openly bid for the desired loan
- against others who wanted loans. In
d consequence of this equal access tomon
er y every workingman in the place (they
Swere now all workers in one way or an
a othe,-even the speculators were work
ih ng) either bought his home or started
ta business or trade of his own. But a
few months later, after the first great
wave of excitement had subsided, the
d people began to think of their spiritual
Swelfare. A meeting was held at which
- it was decided to build a church co-ope
- ratively-each man doing a. part with
a out pay, When the churchwas.bulltit
Swas debt free, for It was built by love.
SNow they began to think whom they
Sshould invite to be their pastor, One
e of them described a middle-agedpreaaeh
it er.of his acquaintance,- who, *bive all
4 others mentioned, met with gnera|
- ,,
nlg Mim to teme to them. When the
preacher gut the letter he at first felt
insulted, and thought of treating it with
contempt, as he had quite a brospelouse bh
congregation in one of the la 4ge cities. t
"The idea of asking a man of ,is promi
nence to come to a rough frontier min- m
ing town!" In a few weeks the preacher th
wag to have his vacation, and as the
time drew hear he had "cooled off." and al
read the letter over again several times. al
Presently he replied that he would soon tc
have his vacation, when he would come
and see them and 'preachfor them once bi
or twice it they desired it '. o
When he reached the railway station g
a buggy was waiting to convey him to
the town (as the railroad to it was not H
yet completed). What was his surprise B
to find that the people had already built y,
at church quite commodious and attrac
tive. The next day was Sunday. The ti
congregation which assembled was as
large as the building would contain,
though not as fashionable a one as he
had been accustomed to. There was an
array of honest, ruddy faces which spoke m
of life and hope and happiness, and
which actually inspired him to preach h
with a vim which he had not felt for L
many a year. ' He felt happier than ever
in his work, and when, at the close of a
the service, he saw the brotherly cordi- t]
ality which was evidenced by all,. his b
heart was won. What a difference be- v
tween such church life and that of his
own, where Miss Proud could not "
recognize Miss Prude and Mr. Rich c
looked over Mr. Poor. I a
* The next day he looked the town over, h
and acquainted himself with its indus- I
tries and how they were conducted, and
at a meeting held on Tuesday night he
told the people of Copperdale he word '
preach for them if they wanted him.
Happy Copperdalel Its people being 14
inspired with lofty hopes by having r
equal opportunities, there is equality
and fraternity among them. Vice and
crime are almost unknown because jeal- r
ousies are precluded, and all have no- d
bler ambitions than to sit in a saloon or
tavern and imbibe the spirits from ,
which nine-tenths of all crime springs.
How different Would they be wbre they
denied equal opportunities to land and
money. They would be wage and rent
slaves, and finding it utterly impossible I
to make any progress, they would say:
"What's the use? We are only animals, g
are used as animals, and our only enjoy
ments are animal. Let us at least have
the pleasure of tarousalL"-Titus R. I
Smith. I
TAKE TAXOFF HOUSES. "
Successful Movement to Exempt Personal
PropertyFrom Municipal Taxation. g
The success of the movement to ex
empt personal property from municipal ,
taxation in the city of Newport, Ky., a
should encourage our friends overy
where to attempt movements toward I
tax reform. Of course every thorough s
single taxer is in favor of the exemption
of personal property, but outside of the
single tax ranks there is still the old C
prejudice in favor of taxing a man be- a
Scause he is rich, which constantly man g
ifests itself in the indignant question:
"Would you allow millionairesto escape
taxation?" The task of demonstrating
to the masses that every tax on the
products of labor will eventually bhq
l passed on the consumer, and that taxes
on consumption fall more heavily on the I
s poor than on the rich, is a heavy one
and can not immediately be accom I
plished. I
One step farther, however, could prob
I ably be taken without exciting the prej ,
I udice alluded to, and which only can be ]
met by a careful argument on the prin
ciples of taxation. A mere child can
understand that taxes on houses make
houses scarcer and rents higher. The
large amount of people now interested
in loan associations, who are seeking 1
3 through that cooperative agency to
secure homes for themselves, already
feel the gross injustice of the present 1
I system of fining a man for building a
t house. Therefore, without abating oul
I demand for the removal of all taxes on
Sthe product of labor, it may be well to
a seek the line of least resistance and en.
Scourage a demand for taking the taxes
oh of ofhouses. It will be a step in the
right direction and the men who are
e thus drawn into a study of the question
..of taxation will eventually accept the
Y whole single tax doctrine.
d Let the single tax men remember that
e they can not do this or any other grleI
d thing by themselves. Let them take
y hold of the movements in which other
d people are interested. Our friends are
Snot numerous or influential in Newport,
0 but they took prompt advantage of the
Y removal of several factorlQs from that
e city on account of an incrqasedtaxation
a to arouse public indignation against a
o system that drives factories away,, sad
0 the result is that they have succeeded
e in intereSting that community to prob
ably take the most advancedstepto
5- ward the establishment of the single
of tax that has been taken anywhere in
the United States.
, "Jndleious Appliestlon" Wll DoIt.
- The Maineconmmimtteon taxation finds
a- that the averske tract of 100 acres of
e- timber land, in that State pays a tarx of
- only 22 cents a year. Pine tree lad
a- equaling in' area in Massachusetts aid I
s. Connecticut combined pay only 630,000
e a year in taxes. Small wonder --that
k, there is timber and land monopoly in
c- Maine. Ajudicialapplication of "Sngle.
e Tax" would make these lands rather hot
ad for the speculator to bold.-Boston
n Globe. .. .. ..
Told by thele of a Ddison.
An- Aitizen of Iiver, GCot, now visit
ey ing on Walnut street, in this city, tigll
of a church out there that bought a or-.
k- nor lot for $1,500 to erest a churob build·.
Sing upon, and before the house was fin
ished, had a chance to sell the same lot'
hfor 6150,000. And th'e an who tells thn e
al story is a good, trutb-telling church
Oh member, too, nd the pon of a new En~g.
land deacon.-Springfleld (Masea.)Blomve
S stead. - , -_ , -_
it. .T Central LabFir Union, of InIai
ye. apolis, :.has at .leasf~istruck a keynots
iey The union has written  letter to thi
te common ' ouncilt.ansd adboard ot Aldrmen,
hk- in wbich it protesti against givizi
PITH AND POINT.
-'The future is a serious matter;"
but it never becomes really serious until
it is the present.-Puck.
-He-"I'll never marry a strong
minded woman." She-"No: I don't
think you wilL"-Terre Haute Express."
-Doctor-"~ou must be very careful
about your diet." Dashaway--"That's
all right, doctor. My landlady attends
to that."-N. Y. Sun.
-Sheepskins in pickle are all right.
but we always feel sorry when the owner
of the vat is in the same condition.
Shoe and Leather Reporter.
--She-"What a strong face he has."
Hn-"Yes; that comes from exercise.
Ho has been traveling on it for many
years."-Terre Haste Express.
-The papers are discussing the ques'
tion, "How to tell.a good egg;" but it
seems to us the easiest way is to break,.
it open and smell it.--Ram's Horn.
-A serious need these days is a gas
meter that is intelligent enough to know,'
when the family is at the seaside and
honest enough to say so.-Binghamton
Leader.
-The rapid young man who spends
all his salary for carriage hire may love
the wealthy young lady very dearly and
have his eye on the rebate also.-Gal
veston News.
-"Jovel Mary, the house is on fire!"
"Well, get up as quick as you can, and .
cover the furniture with rubber sheets
and put on your bathing suit before the
hose company gets .here."-Harper'
Bazar.
--An advertisement is .headed:
"Pianos on Trial" On the charge of
"disturbing the peace." it is presumed.
It is hoped they will be convicted and '
locked up for a term of years.-Nor .
ristown Herald.
-Wife- "You dance a great deal bet
ter than you did before we were mar
ried. Then you always tore my.dress
dancing; but you don't-now." Husband
--"Humphi Then I didn't have to pay
for it."-TexasSiftings. :.
I -Bacon-"I neverwsab u afelloh ' :a
as young Bender. He can't keep a dail
lar five minutes." i Egbert-ý.'He ,on't?".
"No." ' "Well, I think he can.' Iloaned
him five dollars a month .ago, and bh's I':
got it yet."--Yonkers Statesman. ,--:i':-,
-Sad-Eyed Spectator (at the races)i-:
"I lost 50 on " the last race.: Did yo, i
lose any thing?" Sporting Man-"lNow,
Didn't bot." - .-E. -.S.-"What! Yo'
didn't bet on that great race, the great-b .
ost race of the season? Why nhot?" .,
M.-_="I didn't know which Moss war
goin' ter beat."-N. Y. Weekly.
--Mr. Backbay-"You found thingsi
very different out West from whahthe :-y
are here, I suppose." soMiss ~ ap-:
"Yes, indeed. AsI journeyed iwestward _.;
I noticed constantly the de~riasi %,.
signs of refinement." -Mr. ~aikbay-" "
"What, for instance?' Miss .=acon- - ,
'.Well, for example; when .we reached .. ',
Chicago I found that boys no longier: "
came through the train selling chewing
gum."-America. - -
THE LAST• STRAW.
One Shortcoming Whieh the airl A idre.
nmeIa Could Not -orgive
I They were standing' by the window
i looking out at the golden sunset.- His
arm was around her slender waist and: -"
her head rested confidingly on.his mani-. :
Iv shoulder. Life looked rosy to the
youthful pair, and not a visible, cloudi><:
obscured the bright firmament of their,
hI hopes.
"Perseus," she murmured .."it seen '
almost incredible that we never met
I until three weeks ago."
* "It 'does, indeed, Andtrofdiba re  "e
I plied the youth. "We have had hIrdly
time to become acquainted with oeath-;
other's views of life and its problemsi'.
not to speak of each other's pecultiar
I ities and prejudices. Yet it seems.sa i
Sift we must have known one a-soher h:
a joined the lovely New England gI;
1 thoughtfully adjustiig -her speot .les.
i "that 1 have never heoard you 4xp r*
e your opinion of theosophy. ' -:i
S-"ly opinion of theasophy; Lve9 t1s-9
n young man satd, breaking it to her a:':
e I-ently as he could, "is that the system.e
as thus fae r developed hardly meetthe
ti requirements of an exact sciaence." i -::
.t It was a'severe .sbok, but theb i d.~:
e did not flinch, She onlay.leaned a little:.
,1 harder on the young man's should.er:-. "i
"You find much to admire·i in Emerii-i'son i
t and Thoresa, do yeou anot" he ask4.
Shodlefully. .
t "I cannot say Ido. The one som.a
Sjtoo transcendental, the other almost
a atheistic."
id "SUrely, PerSeus, you like Itsen?~'. -.-'_ "
d "Ibsen, my darling, miakesme f*e.-6:: -
b* wearies-me." -` -
'-Does not the Delsarltea Idea appelJ.
le to yu favorably?'
li "H'mt This -Delsarteon business, -
dearest, I regard as a hamnle- kina of -:
thing,suitable for twelve·yetiy-o;io. f o":I
of •"Well, 'Perseus," she 'said, Mth .
of happy sigh, "what difference does it
imake after all if we lovo each -other?
S'These little differences of opinion ih4i-.
• not separate ti'"
t "ANoe, Anldromeda they shsi.aot.i' .
In ll not speak otf them. '_e are
ftiles. Look at the roses in t is u.
on A ry of horror brioes froi the ips of
Androtels. She spitag fro hi..-..: i e'
brace.
. "What is the' matter, .dear-et" e -
)l claimed the ioung main ith te,t -.'.
or. most concern.
In. llng on ~ , Dt.-'t mo ear er_
the "Mr. Grigeon," sh rocoverinI
rob herself by a powerful effoto L . stand. -
-ing ,lug oreot, "'I.can overlookr- nk of
ne. apprelation of the agratitm~5 nour
literature,.lan fo rv @i ant oi
men, Mokwstny tt " lt".*1
S )ookl with any

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