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WHICH*SHALL IT BE?
"Which shall it be? which shall it be?"
I looked at John, John looked at me,
(Dear patient John who loves me yet
As well as tho' my locks were jet;)
And when I found that I must speak
My voice seemed strangly low and weak.
"Tell me again what Robert said;"
And then I list'ning bent my head.
"This Is his letter;"P
"I will give
A house and land while you shall live,
If, In return, from out your seven
One child for aye to me is given."
I looked at John's old garments worn,
I thought of all that John had borne
Of paverty and work and care,
Which I, though willing, could not share;
I thought of seven mouths to feed,
Of seven little children's need,
And. thn of this.
"Come, John," said I,
"WeAi choose among them as they He
. Asleep;" so, walking hand-in-hand,
Dear John and I surveyed our band.
First to the cradle lightly stepped
Where Lilian, the baby, slept,
Her damp curls lay like gold alight,
A glory'gainst the pillow white.
Softly her father stooped to lay
lis rough hand down in loving way,
When dream nor whisper made her. stir,
And'huskily John, "Not her-not her,
We &tooped beside the trundle-bed,
pd one long ray of la'mplight shed
mrtthe boyish faces there,
In sleen so pitiful and fair;
I saw on Jamie's rough red cbeek
A tear undried. 'Ere John could speak.
"He's but a baby, too," said i,
And kissed him as -we hurried by..
Pale, patient Robbie's angel-face
Still In his sleep bore suffering's trace.
"N>. for a thousand crowns, not him,"
We whispered, while our eyes were dim.
Poor Dick I ba& Dickl our wayward son,
Turbulent, reckless, idle one
(ONikke be spared? "Nay, He who gaye
BTai~wbefrieuid him to his grave;
Onlya mother's heart can be
Patient enough for such as he;
And so?" said John, "I would not dare
Tosend him from her bed-side prayer."
Then stole we softly up above
And knelt by Mary child of love.
"Perhaps for her'twould better be,"
I said to John . Quite silently
He lfted up a earl that lay
Across her cheek in wilful way,
And shook his head; "Nay, love, not thee,,
The while my heart beat audibly.
Only one more, our oldest lad,
Trusty and truthful, good and glad,
9R16 hi father. "No John, no
I Canot, will not let him go." .
And so he wrote, In courteous way,
We could not give one child away;
And afterward toil lighter seemed,
Thinking of that of which we dreamed,
Happy, In truth, that not one face
We missed from its accustomed p?ace
Thankful to work for all the seven,
- Trusting the rest to Onein Heaven.
BY MEs. M. A. DENSON.
Laura had been making out a
To LAUnA STEToN, fli.
SaLin over-skirt......... $5.00
. Paid out for same........2.00
BufrHing skirt, seven bias ruf
fles, corded on both sides. 5.00
Belt, with sash ends braided 1.00
"That's all," said the tired girl
letting her pencil drop, and breath
ing a sigh of relief.
"hope she will pay youto
night," murmured old Mrs. Stet
"She is well aware of our needs
-none more so," was the sad reply.
"At the same time she carries her
old habits of saving into the new~
life, for she knows I shall not
charge one-half the price the rega
lar dress-maker would. She would
have to pay Madame Joliffe twenty
five'dollars, at least."
"Well, it's a shame," replied he2
mother, "that gou can't get the reg
ular price when you do your worl
as well, and better in my estimation
Time was when your father could
-have4>ought and sold Walter Hay
den ; and now you must work youm
fingers off for his daugh ter, who has
neither your education, nor-"
-"Oh, don't, mamma!" pleaded Lau
ra 'with a little laugh,that was parti;
hysterical, "you only make it worst
for me, you see, calling up old
*times. Just say 'it will all come
right in the fall,' as papa used to ;
and with the smile still on her lips
she turned the troubled eyes away
that her mother might not see hei
For poor, proud Laura, earrnin
a scant living for her mother ani
herself, had a memory of the Bay
dens hidden in her heart.
When Bart Hayden, the hand
somest man in New York, some
said, had gone away, only a year
before, she had thought of him for
months after, nay, even till now,
with quickened pulse and heighten
ed color. The Haydens were not
wealthy then; but within a short
time they had come into a fortune,
and it was rumored that young
Bart'was also growing rich through
It was just nine inonths since the
death of Laura's father. He had
dropped down suddenly, while ap
parently. in the full enjoyment of
health; and after the funeral it
was found that his affairs were in a
very tangled cdndition. In fact,
only.a small house was left to the
widow, through the consideration
of the creditors, and that far from
Laura, the child of wealth and,
fashion, her father's idol, and a deli
cate thorough-bred,elegant girl who
hitherto sunned herself in the rays
of prosperity, and hardly knew
whether she had a heart or not,
proved herself a heroine. What
ever she could find to do, she work
ed at with all her heart. Plain
sewing, embroidery, dress-making,
for which she had a talent, and
concerning which she had often
laughingly said, that if she had
not been such she might have
been famous, everything was under
taken willingly and labored at un
complainingly. She acc45ted the
situation though not without some
struggles with pride, and many se
"Well, I suppose I must carry
the dress home," said Laura.
Mrs. Stetson thought of the time
when a carriage was at the call of
her beautiful darling..
"Dear, can't I take it ?" she asked
gazing at her anxiously. "You
"I am ill-that is my head aches,
but the walk will do me good," Lau
ra responded, trying to look bright.
'It's nor far to the Hayden's. Do
you think I would let you carry
home my work? No indeed !" and
she bent over and kissed her mo
Out in the air she felt better.
The nervous depression from which'
she suffered gradually left her, as
she became interested in the sights
and sounds about her. In gay
and beautiful dresses, some of her
former acquaintances passed her, a
few with a nod of recognition, but
most without noticing her at all
little stings they were, but she held
her bundle firmly, lifted her head a
trifle higher, and passed bravely on.
Turning a corner, she came full
upon an unexpected tableaux. A
smartly dressed boy with a feather
in his cap, kicked and struggled
with his nurse, who vainly pulled
the obstinate child till her face was
"Why Lucy! Why Benny?"D ex
claimed Laura, for the girl was
nurse-maid at the Hayden's, and
Benny was the youngest hope of
the house. "What's all this !"
"'Deed, Miss, he's awful," said the
girl, nearly crying. "When he
makes up his mind, it's a tiger he is,
miss. Just see him now."
Laura spoke a few words to the
boy in alow tone, and he ceased
struggling for a moment.
"We're all at sixes and sevens,"
said the nurse, and the Missis is
awful nervous. Mr. Bart's just re-.
turned from Californy, without any
warning and brought a beautiful
young lady with him. I do suppose
it's his wife from what I heard-and
it has quite upset the Missis, and
made such a time ! Now, Benny,
there's that placeman, so you had
Laura heard, and for a moment
street and houses whirled around,
so that she had much ado to keep
herself from falling. The words
rang in her ears-"I do suppose it's
his wife." The strange and sudden
revulsion of feeling passed,however,
leaving her deadly pale. Certainly,
1Bart had a perfect right to get mar
ried ; a perfect right to forget her
-of cousre, he had. Men had
done such things ever since the
flood, and would, probably, to the
end of time. Over and over again
she said he had never committed
~himslf, and yet in her heart an
swered that he had.
Thos words he had whispered,
had dared to whisper, she said with ti
flaming cheeks. What was it but an t
avowal? What a tingling memory
it was ? She saw herself as she stood 1<
at that moment attired in the most s
exquisite fabrics, the acknowledged f
queen of the fete, and he, handsome v
and poor, had brought answer to 1
his question on her very cheeks, in
her very eyes. n
The blood burnt her face now; I
but as she came in sight of the no- tj
ble dwelling it receded, leaving her
pale and almost faint. I
She stormed at herself for being a
so supremely foolish; Jut the tears b
were very near her tired eyes, for v
all that. t:
Huge trunks blocked up the hall.
A loud, cheery voice sounded, that I
struck woefully against her heart ; i
and the first person she saw was 1
stalwart, handsome Bart Hayden,
just coming forward as he issued h
his orders to the men who were r
taking the boxes up stairs. "What
right had he to look so suddenly a
"Laura-my dear Miss Stetson !" a
exclaimed the young man, hurrying t
But Laura's face was like steel. e
She made a cold little bow, and h
did not choose to see the hand he
"Welcome home, Mr. Hayden," J
she said in a cold, set voice. "I came e
to bring some"-she could not say c
work, "something for your sister. c
I generally go to her room. Is she b
He fell back a little. Strange
how the light went out of his t
"I-I rather think she may be e
engaged," he said in a blundering,
confused way; there might have i
been a little anger in his voice: a
"but-yes, perhaps you had better q
go up," and he turned on his heel.
"He didn't like to speak of his I
wife, and no wonder," half sobbed Y
Laura, to herself, a choking sensa
tion in her throat. I
It was queer how the stairs bob- g
bed about, but, perhaps, the thick
drops on her lashes might explain b
"What in the deuce makes her act I
so oddly," muttered young Hayden; e
then in a tender voice, "poor little
thing ! it's pride I suppose ; but 1:
she might have seemed a little glad I
to see me, I think ;" and then he 3
kicked a box out of his path, and
went moodily to the door. I
Annie Hayden was alone.
"I am so glad you brought it," u2
she cried, "Oh! doesn't it look
beautiful? What a fairy fingers you
are !" and she shook out the creamy
satin with exclamations of de- d
"Sit down, won't you, I've so
much to tell you. Bart has come E
"Yes, I kniow it ; but I can't wait
-not a moment. It will be getting ~
dark, and-and-" She grew des- t
perate with the fear that Annie a
would see her'tears, and the trem
bling mouth; and stooping, snatch- I
ed up the bill, and placed it in the
hand of her patroness. ~ C
"Oh! so sorry, I suppose you E
won't mind waiting for the pay till I
next week ?"
"We are out of wood and coal," ~
said Laura, her cheeks crimson ; I
"and in fact, we need the mo
"Dear me ! dear me ! I was so
thoughtless to spend every cent I
had. But stop-I'll go down and
Laura felt as if she could sink ~
through the floor.
"Stop !" she said, detaining An- i
nie by a hold on her arm, her face
quite white and proud again. "Ie
cant wait, never mind. Of course I
can depend upon you by Wednes
'I'll run around before, perhaps.
Must you go ? You don't know 1
how much I have to tell you. Well,
then good night."
Laura had not worn her veil.
The tears were running down her
cheeks as she hastily descended the l
steps of the palace-like house, and
Bart Hayden, who happened to be
there, saw them. Oh! the humilia
tion of that spirit ! She threw a
half defiant glance at the handsome
pitying face; then with a gesture<
that repelled him, for he had come
towrd her, she almost flew down 1
he street, nor hardly drew breath
ill she reached home.
How dreary and meagre it all
)oked! the few cheap dishes, the
canty table-cloth, the half-covered
oor, the faded wall-paper, the
rorn out chintz on chairs and
'Im dreadfully tired, mamma; let
1e lie down," she cried in a sup
ressed voice, and threw herself on
he creaking old lounge.
"What is the matter, my darling!
see-she didn't pay, of course;
nd not a stick of wood in the
ouse. Oh! the heartlessness, the
rickedness of those who are rich! I
A loud rap. Laura hid her face.
[er mother answered the call, and
i strode Hayden, almost defiant
"At least you will welcome me,.
Irs. Stetson," he said, the old, fine
ing in his voice.
Laura sat up, calm and cold
"Annie sent this by me," he said
rd laid a sealed envelope on the
"When did you get home ?" ask
d Mrs. Stetson, as soon as she
ad recovered from her surprise.
"Only a few hours ago," was
art's reply. "I brought cousin
ack's wife with me; she was order
d home for her health, and Jack
ouldn't leave, so I took Mattie in
harge. Poor girl! I am afraid
ome is not going to help her much,
.or indeed, anything else."
Laura made an almost impercep
ible movement. She was far from
old now; her very cheeks burn
"Well, good-night," he said steal
ig a glance at Laura, as he rose,
fter answering. Mrs. Stetson's in
uires. "I've done my errand, and
Trs. Stetson, you at least will let
1e come, sometimes, and talk with
ou, for the sake of old times ?"
The mother's reproving eyes were
%tened on Laura. What did the
irl mean by acting in this way? -
"To be sure! if you'll come to so
umble a place. You see how the
rheel has gone round withi us.
oor Mr. Stetson-" and the widow
ould get no farther.
"Yes, I heard," he said pitying
7, "long ago. Annie wrote to me.
ut'I am not one~of the fickle kind,
This with a reproachful glance at
"Good night !" he said, next min
~te, and bowed to both ladies.
Yes, it was Laura's eager cry.
ihe was ashamed of what she had
Lone, and was heartily repent
He came back with half suppress
d eagerness in his manner, his
lance wary, but anxious.
"I was just a little rude to-night,"
he said, looking dangerously beau
iful in her humility. "Please for
"Indeed I will ;" and he seized
er pretty hand, his eyes radiant.
I understand! Oh,yes. I quite un
terstand you were always such a
ensitive little creature! So you
orgive, eh ?" he blundered.
"It is you who was to forgive, me,
believe," said Laura demurely,
ter lips quivering, ready to cry,
ad to laugh, too.
"Mrs. Stetson, will -ou allow me
o whisper ?" asked straightforward
"Certainly," said the old lady,
er heart beating quicker. What
as going to happen?i Had pover
y done its worst for them? Was
here indeed bright hope for the
Bart put his full, shining beard
~lose to Laura's ear, and the sec
nd time said the mystic words,
hat had so long lingered in her
nemory. Laura did not repulse
iim. He felt then that her heart
elonged to him, that it had not
~one out to any other.
So it happened that, after that
~vening, Bart Hayden kept calling,
cd that the widow invariably left
he two young people together ;
Ld the end of it was a brilliant
vedding in less than a year.
A field of 60,000 acres is the pro
erty of a gentleman in Nueces
~ounty, Texas, and he recently filled
c order by telegraph for 26,000
COLUMBIA, November 8, 1875.
Hon. W. B. Vash, S. A. Swails,
H. J. Eirsch, E. M. Brayton,
James .M. Smith, W. R. Jones,
J. H. White,- J. Hollinshead, L.
L. Gufin, A. W. Curtis, Wm.
GENTLEMEN-I expected to have
met many republican members of
the general assembly here this
week, and hoped to have an oppor
tunity for consultation as to the
best means for laying the founda
tion for the inauguration of such
reform measures, through and by
the legislative department of the
government, as will redeem each
and every pledge made by the re
publican party during the cam
paign o f 1874. Unfortunately
most of the members are at home,
and I shall take the liberty of ad
dressing this communication to
such members only as are in the
city, and trust you will give the
same your immediate attention.
For a long time I have been
watching the efforts made by the
executive department of our state
government for reform. It is a
pleasure to say thus publicly that
[admire the numerous messages
and speeches of his excellency
Governor Chamberlain on. reform,
and the sincerity and earnestness
with which he seems anxious to
deal with the weaknesses and
faults of our administration. I also
sympathize w i t h Comptroller
Dunn in his efforts to purify the
treasury department, and corres
pondingly with our state treasurer
in his eagerness .to protect the
people's money from the devouring
maw of banks and their coadju
tors. Both seem to have 'a sense
of their duty-so sensitive that
it will be hard for the people if they
cannot manage between them to
arrive at the milk in the cocoanut;
and last but not least, I appreci
ate the laudable efforts of our at
torney-general to convict default
ers, particularly as he has had the
annoyance of seeing them relieved
from the consequences of their
crimes, after so much expense and
trouble, t h r o u g h constitutional
provisions invoked in their behalf.
But I feel compelled to submit, af
ter a careful consideration of the
the whole subject, that the ques
tion has arisen in my own mind,
can all this really bring about
reform, lessen the burdens of tax
ation, or economy in expendi
ture ? Can our executive reform
ers secure us anything really sub
stantial? And, in reply, I am
fain to express the opinion that
without help from legislative
sources they must beat their
wings against impossibilities.
- To explain myself fully, let m e
say that now the state treasurer
publishes his monthly statements
of every dollar received and paid
out, from whom, to whom, and on
what accouut,nobody can truly say
that the funds are stolen, unac
counted for or misapplied. There
fre, it seems to me that the only
reform now practicable is an
economical levy and appropria
tion,so far as ad ministrative finance
is concerned. Nothing further
in this direction can be reached
but by the passage of constitu
tional or legislative measures.
Such have, after all, made all the
late reforms possible, and most of
them necessary. There is no long
er any doubt that the legislature
of the state is as earnestly commit
ted to reform as any branch of the
government, and it is as a menm
er of that body, knowing the
feeling of many of my colleagues,
that I have presumed to notice
here some of the practical consid
erations which I think deserve
notice at the present time; and in
doing so, I may add, I am confi
dent that branch of the govern
ment will never ask credit for any
reforms they do not institute and
Both republican and democrat
ic papers have to some extent dis
cussed the necessity of a new con
stiutional convention for South
Carolina. Now, I feel assured
that the approaching legislative
session will prove that we can se
cur all needd reforms without
the expense and excitement con
sequent upon such a convention.
If editors and public men will give
fair attention to the wants of the
times, and the people will do their
part, 1 believe the constitution
may be amended so that it shall
be as effective in securing honest I
and economical goveramdnt after
the next election as any organic
law in the United States. In this
view I may, without any undue
presumption, cite some of the
changes which our peculiar con
dition needs and recent reforms in
other states naturally suggest to
every thoughtful man. These
chaoges should be constitutional
and substantially as follows:
1. Fix constitutionally the pub
lic debt as it is now fixed-by legis
tative euactment. I can see no
thing to prevent future legislation
on this matter, which might in
volve the state for six millions or
more of bonds which are now al
leged to have. been issued frauda
2. Restrict the powers of the
legislature for levying taxes and
making appropriations, and re
quire all such levies and appropri
ations to be specific, and not to
e'xceed a given amount for any
fiscal year. -
3. Make the legislative sessions
biennial, and change the day of
meeting to the second Tuesday
in Januuary. Make the pay 'of
legislators $800 for a session of
thirty days, $700 for a session of
forty days, $600 for a session
of sixty days, and $500 if protract
ed for a longer period. We have
too much legislation and the peo
ple cannot too sternly discourage
4. Restrict the -odrt to two terW
for each county annually, reserv
ing to the judges the right to call
special terms for sessions business
only. We have altogether too.
much litigation. Also provide
that court should be held at sea
sons reasonably convenient for
the people. For instance, in the
eighth circuit in such months as
July, August, December and Jin
5. The right of suffrage should
be adequately protected. Provide
that each county shall be represen
ted in proportion to the ratio of
votes actually polled at its elec
tions; but in- no case should repre
sentation be allowed for any num
ber of votes in excess of that
shown by its census to be qualified
to vote. Then if from intimida
tion or other ,cause, the people
shall fail to exercise their duty or
right to vote, the county will lose
representation, and unjust repre
sentation will be impossible.
6. The constitution should pro
vide that no governor, state officer
or judge shall be absent from his
post; except in very few and
special cases, or by leave of the
7. Obtaining one office for the
purpose of commanding the ap
proach to the other should be dis
couraged. It should be provided
that no person holding office shall
be eligible for any other office
during the term for which he was
8. Provide that the governor
may veto certain sections of any
bill for the expenditure of money
or the creation of a debt, withouit
prejudice to the rest.
9. Prevent the general assem
bly from passing any local or spe
cial law, or from granting any
power or privileges, that can be
provided for by a general law, or
where the . courts can be made
competent to grant the relief ask
10. Require that taxes shall be
uniform upon the same class of
property or subject, but allow the
legislature to authorize a tax by
license on peddless, auctioneers,
brokere, merchants, professions,
sho wmen, liquor dealers, t o l11
brdges and ferries, insurance com
panies, telegraph and express of
fices, railroad interest or business,
travelling agents or venders, and
all persons or corporations owning
or using franchises etc. This is1
one way to carry out, that part
of the republican platform which
pledges us to do all in our pow
er to relieve and protect agricul
al intemre. I must be consid- 1
-red that the main industry of
3u.r btate is agricultural, and that
bhis the greatest of all our interestE
bas been sorely taxed and. dis.
While New England strains ev
3ry sinew to protect her main in
Lerest, that is, her manufactures,
ind has thereby become prosper
us, we have been practically com
pelling our farmers to bear almost
,very dollar of taxation. It is
4ime for us to remember that a
farmer can only turn over his
money once a year, and that his
profits cannot be increased except
>y economy in expenditure.
11. The constitution shou] for
id the legislature from auditing
>r allowing any private claims
igainst the state. It should make
ippropriations to pay such claims
it its discretion, when audited by
;be comptroller-general, but in no
ase should such appropriation be
made in the bill making appropri
itions for general state purposes.
12. The legislature should be
)mpowered to prevent unjust dis
,rimination in freights on railroads
.n this state, as between way sta
ions and the termini of the
13. Constitution should require
,tate officers to make their reports
within three days after the gene.
ral assembly shall have met, on
>ain of instant removal from of.
14. No person should be eligi.
le to a state office who has not
been a citizen of the state for
Ive years, nor to a county office
who has not resided within such
3ounty as a citizen for 'one year
immediately preceding his elec.
Aion or appointment.
'15. Constitution should provide
Lhat all phosphate royalties, and
>ther sources of revenue to the
state other than taxes ievied by
he general assembly, should be
3et aside for free school pur.
16. No state or county officer
should be allowed to hold his office
more than four out of every six
17. Constitution should define
more clearly the powers and da
ies of lieutenant-governor ; pro.
ride for cumulative voting or mi
18. Reduce the number of the
state's charges; counties should
pay their own treasurers, audi
Lors, &c. T he legislature should
ax for each county the maximui
of salary to be paid each officer, al
owing the counties the right tc
reduce the amount to suit them
19. Make tax levies for state
purposes directly upon the coun
ies ; a given amnount for each
specific purpose, na~med in dollars,
instead of mills, and based upon
the auditors' reports.
20. Provide that no branch of
bhe state government shall con
ract any incidental or contingent
accounts. Require the legislature
Lo anticipate all expenses of gov.
arnment by levy and appropria.
ion specifically made.
21. Provide that convict labor
shall be utilized on all public
works, both state and county, or
>n railroads, guarded by such laws
is will secure humane treatment
for them, and prevent their em
ployment by private parties, to
Lhe detriment of the interests of
Lhe laboring people.
22. Fix the legal rate of inter
3st on money at seven per cent.:
and require the legislature to pass
such laws as will in general pre.
vent the collection of a larger
smount. Our agricultural people
iad better do without money or
goods that are worth eighteen to
~hirty per cent. to carry.
23. Protect and encourage the
raising of sheep by empowering
:he legislature to levy a special
~ax on dogs.
24. Real estate should be assess
25. Should forbid any officer
~rom depositing school, county or
~ourt funds outside the county to
&hich it belongs, unless there be
io bank of good standing in such
~ounty. Should also require tbe
itate treasurer to deposit all tax
noney to the specific account for
which it was levied and collected,
he same to be drawn upon only
in payment of such specific ap
propriations. Should provide that
no state officer should serve on
any board, committee or commis
sion. C o a a t y commissioners
should be required to appor
tion the tax levied and collect
ed for countf purposes before the
same is collected, which shall con
stitute a specific fund for various
county and court purposes.
Should provide that all state and
county officers should be elected
by the people. Should provide
that commissioners of election
should be elected by the general
I do not claim to have exhaust
ed the subject, but I feel assured
that I have not gone beyond the
spirit and meaning of the pledges
made by the republican party in
its platform of 1874, in any of the
provisions suggested, and I may
add, that reform to be real must
be incorporated in the constitution.
Parties in power are liable to er
ror, and even wrong-doing. The
interest of the people requires for
this radical disease a radical cuie.
Other states have' admitted this,
and called constitutional conven
tions to apply the remedy. Shall
a republican state be behind the
democratic states of the south in
se-uring that reform-in its organic
law, which alone gives security to
its people ?
But as I have said the state of
South Carolina, the solitary repub
cican jewel in the southern crown,
can, without the resort to a con
ven.tion-a resort which will prac
tically announce to the world the
failure of the republican party to
give the state a sound government,
though its legislature. take hold
of these issues-pass the necessa
ry measures of reform as amend
ments to our constitution, and be
sustained by the people, and the
solution of South Carolina's polit
ical and financial troubles will
have been effectually reached, and
with honor alike to the republican
party, the state government and
Hoping these views will meet
your approbation and command
your support, I remain, yours, re
JOHN R. COCHRAN.
COLUMBIA, November 12, 1875.
Ron. John R1. Cochran:
SIR-After a careful perusal of
.your letter of the 8th inst., in
which you specify certain reform
measures that should be advocated
and enacted by the legislature of
this state, we beg leave to submit
that we agree in the .main with
the propositions set forth, by you,
and suggest that you address the
communication to the republican
members of the general assembly,
and procure its publication in the
principal papers of the state. We
fully agree with you that the ne
cessity is urgent, and that the re
publican legislature of the state
should institute such measures
of reform as will secure the great
est good to the people.
W. B. NASH,
JAMES M. SMITH,
HENRY J. MAXWELL,
W. H. JONES,
E. M. BRAYTON,
J. H. WHITE,
L. L. GUFFIN,
A. W. CURTIS,
And now here's another argu
ment in favor of stealing: A Con
necticut boy was kicked by a horse
thie other day, and he would have
been killed had not the force of
the kick been broken by some sto
len apples which he had secreted
in his hat under his coat.
At Barnstable, Mass., recently,
some men splitting a large rock
found and killed seventy- two black
snakes with yellow 'rings around
Most any woman would rather
smuggle one - dollar's worth of
goods than have the same presented
to her free of cost, and why is it?
Why is making love like studying
law ? Because it's making ready