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GOD AND OUrR COUNTRY
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SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 24, 1874.
[From tlio Darlington Southerner.]
TRACING A SLANDER.
.?#*?> tl--. 1 ?
.'j i'es% hii^s k. li; ciiEEsnonouriit.
?I thought it my duty to come and
tell you '
'I think, Miss Bond, that your ideas
nf\duty ore somewhat perverted. K.x
eusc ttic for say inn s11 ? I have nhticed
that you only feel it yrrnr duty ti tell
people of unpleasant things you hear
about them, but yon never repeat nny.
tiling pleasant. If it is your duty to
repeat iho unpleasant, it must also be
your duty to jrepent tlid pleasant.'
'Oh, I nm sure that I meant it fur
your pood. T think that you onjibl to
lo much obliged to nie,' and Miss
Bond's sharp face colored violently.
'I 9m not. obliged to you, Mis* Hond,
nny more (ban I would lie obliged tu
some one for throwing mud in my face
to knock off? speck resting there. 11 ith
cn.?es might be the result of a mistaken
senso'of duty; but they would certainly
cull.for no gratitude on my part-'
'Well, I think it my duty to toll
people when I bear others spc iking
?t.'*And I think it my duty not to tell
?people .disa?rteable things L bear about
ihc.ni, unless it is to result in frond. I
have never found that kind-hearted
people take ?p'?n themselves tho duty
you have?tho duty- to -round ami
wowy; I have always loun I ?ii it su di
people are at bean uiilieii'is. gts?ipi.i
spiteful, and, in tho long run. u iti* liji
ful. Moreover, there is geuurillyso.nu
envious or jealous feeling tiiuh disolb
turcs. There is a sign to p.ej i luo an I
so separate acquaint mo!.-?.'
Miss Klwcll ppake sharply, fir she
thought it time to give Mhh lion I a
lesson. Under the false clonk of friend
ship, Mi.-s Bond had been stabbing I nig
enough. She was sailing' about in a
piratical craft, from the head of which
hhe bud thrown out a flag, emblazon cJ
with thn word 'Duty.'
?'If that's the way you fake my ki i I
iiess, I am sorry that I ever ca-ue near
you,', and MU? Bond as.-utned an injur
?I'i.idncRs!' cxvliimed Mas ElWell,
'really, Miss Bond, your eoucepti ?u ? of
kindness and duty are (no.*t rem irk iblc
J.ct us cxjuuil'iu into this great ait of
kindness that you have dune me. You
come here and teil me vile sin ml ir
w hich you say was told to you about me
?the horrible story being t'i it [ get
intoxicated privately. This thing, yo i
s?y is whispered about tlu vi Ii;.;
Now., whore is the kindness iu telling
lue this? If 1 do ibis d.-ed privately, I
?Iii it without witnesses; bow cm 1 prove
publicly that I do (tot drink privately,
unless people are willing to tak.j my
word1 for it. I could give thu.H no
positive proof; I could only say 1 do
uot. Now, what good can cume of toll ?
iug me this slander ?'
. 'Why, 3'ou ought to know it.'
'I do not.see why; it do^s tub no go id
to.kuow that people are sla ide'ring in.'.'
'Well, 1 am soiry that I told you.'
?I nm sorry that you did.'
'Of course I told it to you as a pro
found secret. On no account, now
mind, breathe it. Mrs. Stark would bis
furious if she knew I bid told you. It
I was you 1 would not visit her, or have
anything to do with bur; she is a diii
gerous woman, and you bad better keep
clear of'her. I thought it my duty to
ttll you the report an I warn yoa of
Mrs. Stark '
'Ami who will warn tue against you?
Y.oU-. aro as dangerous as Mia. Stark.
The person who disseminatus a slander
is as bad, even worse, than the one who
creates, it; for if there was uu one to
BpVqud it'i'd would die with the origin t
tor. You have, doubtless, toid this
elnudcr to nil of your friuu Is. who, in
turn, tell it to theirs. Women like yuu,
Jiliss Bond, are the curse of societ y. I
?annot find words strong enough to say
from niy soul how I despise an J abtior
thorn. How much more Christian it
would Utfin y?u to lock up in the chjsi
A?f silence the slanders, and rumors, and
Lara sayinga that you bear about your
?follow creatures. Under that smiling
snask o+'friendship, so rosy, so ngrcja jle,
you hide the scowling face, the inalig
mint jeer of a demon, an enemy. You
a?i>fW ?uvoke the god of friendship bj
fott? you stub; and immolate your victim
oft tho alter of duty. But those high
e?hridinjj names, musical as they arc,
will no! hush the discord of your real
ittteiitiontf. All tho martial music of
th?'; battle-field doca not closo our cars
lo'll;th;o' groi-us of the dying and tho
rOu-iokfi of tho wounded. 1 now tear
the fliuiBy, but brightly spangled dress.
frpBre'ycrUr1 protections, and show t torn
. nS) tttey really are, uot iriondly, but
jnnjicious, not kindly, but ?nurdcruus,
What you tall friendship, 1 cull malice;
what you call duty, 1 cull enmity. I
jiovor tukc tho troublo to truco a
MhtXKTef*^ to its source; but, in this
iusiiujoc, I intend to do so. **You got it
^m,.M^ Stark, therefore, to Mrs.
Statk I iutend to go.'
'Oh, dcur no!' cxclaiuiod Miss Bond
?S?ch is my fiked intention. Every
blander struck uu the head, i:; some
thing done in the cause of truth. Now,
ifr* possible, I mil going to strike this
slander oil tho head; so tho slanderers
had bettor get their ambulance ruad/,
I have an engagement at twelve o'clock;
it is now that hour. (Jooil morning !
Miss Bond. Before We putt let me tell
you an anecdote. Some theological
students who had been sbiudored, wont
to their teacher, who was a clergyman,
aud repented tho aland ts about tliciit
selves. 'I knew all this before.' Iiu
said. 'Why then.' ?all ono,'did you
not inform us V 'Because,' was t!?e r:
ply, 'I prefer that the devil sh >oi 1
carry his own mail and botr its ex
penses" Please remember, Miss IJond,
that when you go about disseminating
slander, you are carrying the devil's
Absolutely thunderstruck at s-eli
plain language, Miss Bond could make
no replyj but got up, pulled her veil
over her theo, au 1 make a speudy oxit
frqui Miss HIwoil's house.
When Miss Elwell h id got through
her cnnagcino'nf, sh s r'piirol to the
house of Mrs. St irk. The la ly s.it .s tw -
inj? in her dining room.
'I am so glad to see you. my dear
chil 1/ she sail, -1 w is fooling si I ill;
I wanted som s out) talk ti llivj
you heard tho list pie.o j of no v ; ?'
'1 have,' replied Miss Klwdl gravely;
'I niidor.sinn 1 thitym siy f ant in the
habit iif getting priv.it el f into ci j t.o I .'
'.Mercy!' ejaculated Mrs. Sta.'k .
Why. my daar chill. I Wit in* t'li u
iug of such a thin r. I only wi ite I 1.1
know if you hu I hoird tint it it sii!
that old Mr. Diwsoi is thinking of
marrying Miss 3 mior"*.'
?I was thinking of it, Mrs. S:.ark, an,I
that is why [ a.u hero I roaoivol an
early visit fro n Miss 11 in I, evil: mly
paid I'm- 11) : ospr.jss purp is ? if it' ll
iiig me that yo t brought tliis dis^r.to :
I'ul alloguti hi against tu i. As I It iv o
nothing ospeeitlly to ? I? t > day, I in
ten I to trace this slaud u* t'? its so o.'oo,
und L be.'in with you. Miss 11 >:i I old
incj you t ild Mist 11 juI; uv.v w'utdl
Slanderers are general!y onvarls, au 1
when fearlessly attacked, sold i n s'. t ud
up bravely t.i t'ieir w.irds. .-Irs. 3.irk
gro.ir ji ile an I a he tri; 1 t > ;/?l> eh?J
'Ohj thai Mitt Bon I. sh r* a t irriWti
inischiet* in iker ! Wait d:.l y ?i t'.iin*
lit' Mr Weil's si;' ii in I ist .S i i i iJ '. i
hear i hat h ! is ?'
?1'Ieis: return t> tin <'r?j ?et, Mrs
.'War!;.' i t ivu re I .Sli'.'i id v ill. 'W i >
i i or hi ? 1 you lIi it I y; i; i \i > c' : i : I
1 eil, Mhs M ??> i :y in ? i i iii cd diu
Ii id he u l it; li it sh i tot I it tin ? i.i
?:? >;lii loueo. ?ii I I I 'Id it to a.i s Uli id in
conti Iciicc, and s'lO to ik ail Oitll tilt'.
.?In: wool 1 not breath it; au I to ihiti!: of
h :r lellin yon.'
?S.auderors, Mrs. St irk. hiva v :ry
little re'ird lor their oath t Li'yai
could not kep .vh it yo i h nr 1 in io-i
li Ione:\ w!iy shoul I you supp is.) to it
.Mi.ss lion I could, even though slu did
swear by a'l h sr go Is o ?t. to rev :ii t!i :
e linmuuiu.itioi. Njk 1 an g>iigti
M iss Mooney.'
?Oh! miss Kl ?voll, pray don't! mIsi
Mooney in id.; mo pro.nisj u >t to toll;
she will be exceedingly angry.'
'I don't caro if >li ! is,' replied Miss
'??'dwell; 'when I am tracing up a stand r
I do not take th >so tilings into eon.si lor
'Hut hho'll como here and attack mo.'
Well, I su,?p ??o t!i it y-t i ui.i d j.'o.i l
She'll think'that I am not to hj
'And she'll think right. (.J i > 1 morn
Miss ooney was busy with hor
* i ioks,' as she ci'le 1 t'lo n, iv'i in Mt.?s
Klwell was ushered ihti her pirlor.
'My child,' slrj said, putt iug ott one
linger ?o her, 'I an he id over ein in
work. This is tho I ist of the til) nth
an I I have beeil ougigo 1 ill n ir iin g in
looking over in/ biiks. I li;r.l that I
have eolloutod ono dollar in irj t his
mon tli lor the orphans of Joruiiil jni thm
1 did last mouth; but 1 have uoltuutud
two dollars loss lor tiu po"?r o d wid t ws
of the soldiers of ip ?lojii th i first,
than I diil last linntli. ? This is very
discouraging. But thou, I have eolluit
ed more oti all my othor charities this
month than 1 did the last. 1) > y.>u
know, but please don't breathe it, I
would not injure the worn m for the
world, L am certain that Mrs. .S i) vor
dresses hor girl in the cloUiiug slid col*
lucts lor the poor. 1 sjtit liar a '> in llo
to distribute in lur ward, and L a n oar
tain that I saw hor daughter Myra with
one of tho dross :.-> on. .N' j.v, da i't y>ia
breath it; but 1 hoar that the Liu v. Mr
Tompkius drinksall thawiua at his ti
blc i hut is scut hint for the sick paor.
1 tell you this in strict, uouti leueo.'
'To how many peoplo did yo i toll it
iu strict confidence, Miss Mojuy, tli it I
got privately intoxicated /' uxkod Midi
Miss Afbonoy ra'sad both of lur fat
hands, and exclaimed :
'i novcr said any such tili ig ! I do
uy it positively V
'Thcu you accuse Mrs. Stark of false
hood; she says that yuu told it ta her iu
coulideuce, she told it ta misj Uoa I
tili?] Miss Bond thought it her'duty' to
lull it to me.'
'I have a faint remembrance of ?"Mine.
thing being said by .Mrs. Pulton about
it; I really don't remember, my thoughts
are so taken up with my charities and
?Then I'll speak to Mrs. Pnlto'i.'
'Mercy, no, don't! What is the use ?'
'In truuing up this slander it is.neues
sary thtt. I should see all parties. Good
morning! Miss Mooucy, I'll leave you
to thi contemplation of your many
charities,' and Miss Klwell bowed au I
?Oh, horrid !' sighed Miss Mooucy:
?Mrs. Pulton will be coming here and
making a frightful Ius-j, lor she toll mo
.Mrs. Pulton was at homo, she was
glad to see Miss Klwell.
1 am here simply t? ask you, Mrs.
Palto i, said Miss Klwell, 'who you got
your inlormalion Iro n, that I get inlox
ie t:d privately.'
Mis Pulton was dumb.
'1 hope that you did n it origins to so
dreadi'uI a report, Mrs. Pulton, so vile
?To tell you the ttnth, Miss HI we 11,
I heard it from my hu.sbau 1 1'
' Vour husband !'
He told no iu coufi luiioe that you
bought the li.jm-.?- in his store. Hut
pluiso don't me itio i it to him; he told
in : iu coilli leu ! : au I I tol I Miss M ion *
uy in confidence,'
'Ah! then I must sec your husband.'
?l'r.y don't. Miss Klwell; lu'SI bj vu
ry angry with in :; please d m't !'
Kxpostul.iti in was vain: it > v th itshu
h id got. thus far. she wis inl g >i i? t.i
turnb.iek. To the stire of Mr. Paltou
Mi.-s K'well pro?jo led. She found
In in a'.o ie.
'.Mr. P.ilt m,' she said, was coining to
the point at one.:, "it is possible that
you ori_t.in"e.l a report that I g.'t inlox
icated privately V
Mr. Paltou looked sh icked.
?My dear lady, 1 u svor setabout sueh
a report; I have never luirl suj'.i a tor
?.Miss 1? n 1 told it to me, an 1 she
heard iL I'riai Mrs. "Stark, an 1 Mrs
Stark h aid it from Mts> Moiiiey aid
.Miss Momoy hoo'd it Irani Mrs. Paltou
and Mrs. Paltou s lys that .she heard it
fro il you.'
'Ni t mi: think, whit have I ever s.iid
to leid to such a slau lor I renumber
this little circumstance. I mentioned
to my ui!c that you had been in the
store and purchased a bottle of ru.n.
She wondered ?hat you wanted with
ru ii. I laughingly said, 'to tlrint of
eour.-o ' She repli id th it -if you drank
it must be done very privately. 1 re
plied, -ye.- very ptivately.'
'Now. s-co 'what a great matter a lit
tie fire kindle; h;' :tud this, was all.'
?No. 1 laughingly said to my wife,
:l tell you in ?'riet conti.lo;e.:.
?Yes. she sai l that you toll her in
couiidenee. and she had told Miss Moon
ey in uAuU !en*:e, in fact every lady told
it iu couiidenee.'
?Secrets arc generally told in eon'i
den?.', you know. Let us walk up to
the hoU<e utid sco my wile about this
Together they walke.l to the house;
Mrs. Paltou had gnu.:, the servant said
to t-oa Miss Mooucy. They proceeded
t<> Miss lyiooney's that lady had gone to
Mrs. Stack's. Mrs. Stark s house was
visited, but she had gone to Mis Ponds
There the lour ladies were found in
Miss lion I s parlor disputing in a tu ist
frightful in innei\ and each aoousing the
uther o! a viol itio'i of eonliJeujo They
grew suddenly silent when Mr. Pi! to i
ami his eimpuuiou appeared, althmgh
their red faoes an 1 agitated manner
showed the liurce wordy battle tin/ hid
been iu Then M(. Paltou explaiuei
how the slander bad originated, and the
ladies bung their hea Is in evident
shame. 'We certainly owe /l/isa Kl
well an ample apology,' he concluded,
?nil 1 1 lor one must humble beg her par
ihm. I ncviI* dreamed that my little
joke would be turned into so serious a
matter as this.'
?We are all very sorry.' e :h ie 1 th ;
ladi s, smoothing their rulH ? I lo>ks.
'1 accept your up dogioi' replied .1/; ss
1.1.Veil, and UJW let me uiakj i little
speech. The ruin I purshasu 1 was lb."
the purp is: of miking so.hj bi.tvs f*r
old Mis. liiair, who is too poor to par
chase (ho tonic she needs. Th is has
my good deeds been the occasion of
much evil speaking, iu this matter
two things strike me forcible, one of
which is, that it is not sate to entrust
secrets, evwu iu couiidenee, to Wouion;
another, that we are very s\\ ilt to believe
tlie ill we hear of each other mid H ill
swilter to disseminata it. 1 hope that
to days lesson, ladies will be of .some
service lo you. 1 have killed this slan
der, but if L had not, this slander inigll.
have killed me. tiood morning l'
An Irishman foun 1 a government
blanket, recently, and rolling it up put
it under his arm and walked oil', saying:
"Vis, that's moid?U lor Patrick, and S
for McOurty; be my suwt, but this
loarniu's a loin tdiing, asm: lather
would say; for if I hadn't any cdioation
I wouldn't have been ufthcr iiudiu me
Tho Nominations for tho State
Hoard ol' Equalization.
The paramount issue of good govern
ment before the people has more parti
cular refcrcneo to tho property of the
citizen. The burden tlie government
falls Upon the property and the amount
ol* taxation advulorcm, the disposition
(if the tax after collection, and, above
nil. the regulation of the rate of assess
ment, are tho great questions with which
the republican party has to d al in the
redemption of this State The legisla
ture levies the rate of taxation on a
certain basis of assessment. The assess
ment is fixed in this way; the tax payer
make his return to the county auditor;
the nuditor accepts or increases the re
tum. If nn increase is made, then*tho
tax payer appeals to the o unity board
of equalization, and if (hat board decide
against him, then he has fifteen days;
to in?ko good his return, and then lie
curries his case before the .State board
of cijualzutiou, which makes the final
decree As at present constituted the
county board is uppiiited by the judge
of the circuit, and his Honor T. .J
.l/ickey, I has, we believe, the credit of
0 rigijiatiiig this change in the lav.
But it i. clear that the 'court of last
resort' in this matter is the Slate board
of equalization under tho recent statute
and hold office for four years. The
State convention failed to m ike the
nominations, aud tho St.ito executive i
committee have nominated the follow
ing gentlemen, who, if eleetod, with tha
guvotfiior. State treasurer an I orotnptro!
lor General, will compose the board.
The committee will place upon the rogu
iar State ticket the following names :
'.'or the li^st district?B. I). Town
sand I Darlington.
For t'.ie second district ? W B Smith
l'or the third district- W 1) Mars.
For the fourth district?C W Melton
For the fifth district?S J I.ec, Ai
If this ticket is elected, and it most
ccri!?^^vwill be, then there will be four
^'''JsJJ^^^s, representing tho t.ix pay
iiig cipzons ol tho oppi^utotr.
These gentlemen of the conservative
prrty will thus control the assessment
?if property nil over the State. Tho
tax unions would bo dit/'un -tea ojfico, with
their turbulent occupation, gone. The
iic.mi 'ation, therefore, of theaa d: n >
erat<e gentlemen is an uvideiico of eou
fid once by thorct-tilar republic mi orgiui
zation, and an evi leuee, under tho l'ro.vu
ingshadow of the tax uuian orgar.izi
1 ion, not often witnessed in political
affairs. Wos-iy this baeuuo, althoi^li
I lie republicans of tli ? St it s ar s gr i In il
ly acquiring property and becoming tax
pavers, still the large bo ly of t ie tax
payers arc of the opposition, and in re
turning their'property can t!io
basis of assessment upon tliatr o.v.i v.il
What, may be regarded as a valuat ion
is fixed by the constitutional and st.it
ute law. Section SJG ,of article 1 says;
?All property subject to taxation shall
be taxed iu proportion toil* volar:
Section 1 of article i) says th it '-the
general assembly shall provide by 1 iw
for a uniform and equal rate of assess
incut an 1 tax.iti in, and shtll prescribe
such regul itions as shall secure a just
valuation (or taxation.
What. then, is to be regarded as the
/it t valuation of properly ? We are not
I :i't in the dark as to what the law re
gaids as a just valuation of property
During the last session of the legisln
turn an assessment act w is pass od con
solidatliig till other acts relating to that
subject, and in section ?1) says that the
true v.ilue of any property '.shall bo h ?! I
to be the usual soiling price of si mil ir
property at the place where the rotor.i
is to be made, and if there ba no usuil
selling price, then as what is honestly
believed c mid b.' obtained for the sum :
at n fair sale at tho place aforesaid
Secti u til of this act provides that
none but 'int'elliga it tax paying citizens
shall be put noon the board. Now all
that the taxpayer \< expected to do iu
n liking lti= return to the and lor tin lor
oath is to assess his property at what he
h o licet ly believe* to bo its 'innl selling
price at a fair sale.' If the auditor dis
agrees with him, then [the final appeal
lies to the Stale board; and for that
board tho regular republican party hive
nominated lour conservatives on- ol tii:
live to bo elected. In tho midst of an
exc.ted campaign, when j ihe opposition
j is doing his bosL to draw the lines as
close ;<s possible, this is liberal, wise an 1
'1 he judges of the diiferout circuits
have invariably appoiiite I loading c in
sci'Vativu tax payers up m the county
bonds of equalization, and now, with
the election of the leading conservative
tax payers nominated by the republican
executive committee, it may bo truth
fully bo siid that iu ragir l to the as
s^suiiu.it of property, the whole matter
is iu I he hand of tho conservatives'.
The bolters ue oll'uriug nothing, tin 1
iu view ol their certain defeat, what
they ini^ht. oiler amounts to nothing;
whereas in this vital matter of the its
sosstucut of property, the regular orgnui
zation offers tho right hniid of fellowship
to tho opposition.
1 his is I ccrtiiiuly an earnest of the
pledge that tlit; election of Chamberlain
und Cleaves means reform and good gov
eminent.? Union UcraUl.
An Educated lSenr.
The /Cju'scopal Itvt/ixter has a letter
from Centre Harbor, N. II., iu which
the writer tells the following :
(>nc amusing story of this region, and
I will have done. Sonic years ago a
young hear was caught by a BtOttE lad
m ar the borders of Lake Winuipesau
kee, and carried into the neighboring
village, where he was tamed, and grew
to be. the play-IeHew of the school-boys.
Alter some months spent in civilized
society, ho suddenly disappeared in tho
woods, and after several years he was
Uno winter's day, while a new school
iiii-tress was teaching, tho small boys
and girls how to spell and knit, an cnor
n o is bear walked into the school bou-e
and took a seat by the lire in the nio.-t
familiar manner. Doth teacher and
children fled to the farthest corner of
Hie room, each striving to escape the
the horror of being eaten first.
Mcaiiwhilu the bear sat snuffing, an 1
warming himself by the fire, showing
signs of genuine satisfaction, and de
ferring his meal Until he had thorough
ly varmel himself. The children
screamed but without embarrassing
bruin. Standing upon his hind legs he
began to take down, ono by]otie, the
h .ts, bonnets and satchels that hung on
the pegs by the wall. His ino niory 'did
not fail him, for the satchels contained,
as of old, the children's ditin jr, an 1 Iu
hau arrived before roccss.
Having ma le a comfortable meal he
went, to the mistress' desk, hut. found, it
locked. (Jiving a shako ol resignation,
he passed tut by the door and disap
pea red. The village was then alarmed
and the bear pursue 1 aud shot, much to
the reg et of the pe (pie when they dis
eovered by soaie marks up ju his ho ly
that ho was their old friend and play
Tito Sulphuric*" !Aei?WJTJuT?~* ~ fur
The ITamllton Spjc' ator. (South
Australia.') publishes the details of the
?' real'; :d c .re for diphtliori-. The
dhcase is declared by *!/r. Groatheal to
be of hydatid growth, and that the
perms of it floating about in certain im
pure at mosphercs were inhale 1 by hu
man beings. For a gro wn person, four
drops of sulphuric acid dilute 1 in three
tju li ters of a tumbler of water, with a
? mailer do.vc for children. The cfl'uet.
ol' this treatment was s.ti I to bo ins tan
tanctus; the ncid tit ones destroying
the j artisitcs and (be patient, coughiug
up the obstruct ion. The papers have
teem ? I with accounts of MiTeiers who
bad recovered in a few minutes by
adopting the 'Greathcad' treatment.
Children,nluiO't previouiiy in a dying
stale, wore declared to he playing al
most within ten minutes; and at a und
era to computation some forty or fifty
of there sudden recoveries have been
placed on lecord with full particulars.
Hillen by siltuUlcsiuikc
The I lorry No ws says that a colored
lad who leads about his blind father,
wuilc on Iiis way from here from ho in
was bitten on the loot by a rattlesnake,
The so ike was uetr three feet lo.ig, It
was killed*by .1 im Perking, who after
killing the snake, corded the boy's leg
tightly. The boy then walke 1 on;
mile, to 'he resilience of Mr. Isaac 0
Lou.'. When he got there his foot
was badly swo dien*. Mr. Long gave,
him about a gill of whi-key with live
grains of Dover's powders and applied
to the bite a poultice of fresh beat
onions. 'fins wa? all that was done,
and the boy was out and about the next,
day as usual; no coupluint, only a little
Our exposures of tho spirit an 1 de.
sign of Judge Green and bis democra
tic allies ate opening tho eyes of all tho
honest republic ins who have been led
astray. S. 11. Myers made an excellent,
speech nt KdgeQeld on Thursday, in
which he repudiated any further en
ucctioii with t'oat fraululent attempt
upon the lives and liberties of the re
publicans. Lie found it run in the in
terests of democratic money, end
only a white league ku klux possum.
- ..in M?.. - ? -en ?.
'?Three (rays aud an nee !" said
one of the ohlest inhabitants, m be
I steppetl up to the stamp window at the
post office, and laid down u tunceut piece
of currency. Tho clerk at the window
??didn't sco it" until be had looked over
his copy of ''lloyle." Then he dealt
out time cent and a one cent stump,
The oldest inhabitant passed silently
A Cnroful Girl. -
_ ? . itiviVt '
A blooming country damsel, dressed
in this height of fashion, came tripping
along in eompnny with her heau* andy.
while crossing a street, turnod suddenly,:
around to look at a passing objpet, just
as the tip of her shoo rcstod on the curb
Btono of the gutter. As she threw ih i
weight of "her body on the insufficient
foothold, her toe slipped, and plu n->
into the dirt wont her.little foot, aol
plashing over her stockings and gar-1
ments went tho mud. Her gallant ?>
Bpcedil v helped her on to tho sidewalk,
Where she presented a pitiable appear
ance, and then endeavored to free her
from her gudd?n acquisition of soil with
'It's no use, Charley,' sobbed tho,
rural beauty, 'it won't come clean; and,
?and?my st sto stockings arc ruined.^'
'Never mind the stockings,'consoling
ly responded her swain; 'I can buy yoa I
a r w pair.'
'Buy me a new pair; whero would I
put them on ?'
'Why, we ran go to a hotel for that
matter,' replied Charley.
'Never!' almost screamed tho girl;;
: I'd sooner jump into the river than g>
to a hotel with a mm that I'm not mir?
riod to' i?<
Charley seemed conscionoe stricken
as the enormity of his proposition flash
ed upon his mind, and when last we
saw the pair they were in quest of a
clean pair of h? po and a proper place tO'
put them on.? Cincinnati Enquirer. ..t .
Judor Bryan's Order.?Wc know
of no law which prevents any citizen,
whatever may ho his official position,
from making himself ridiculous in the
estimation of intelligent pcopb. ? ? f
Wc 'suppose that the U uitel St 'tea r
district judge for the district of South.
Carolina was awaro of this fact whence
issued the remarkable order to the
"commissioners of election" which ap.
pea red in the News and Courier of thin
Cau tho learnol judge inform u* by
what authority ho issued an order, aud
; by w 1 at legal process ho pro o os o tforctt
?I? Jsait-lh + i Ahr?
commissioners of election will designate
the polling precinetsin each county la ?
time for every citizen to know where b>i;
can vote, we see no rcasou why tiny
should pay any attention to tho order
issued by the United States district
judge Their duties are defined by
law.? Charleston Chronicle.
A Kansas Advertisement.?The'
following, clipped from tho AtohUoa
Chamjrion, shows what kind of women
they have in Kansas:
Lost, strayed or stolen : An individu
al whom I, in an urgoat moment of
h'lcliucss, was thoughtless enough ti*
adopt as my husband. Ho is a good
looking and feeble individual, not know?
iug enough, however, to cotno in when .
it rains unless some good-loaking girl
offers him the shelter of her umbrella.
Answers to the name of Jim. Was last '
sacn in company with Jujie, ll.arrto,
walking with his arm around her w*jst.
looking more like a fool,' ir possible,'
than ever. Anybody who .will catca 1
the poor follow and bring him carefully ?
back so that I can chastise him fprrun-;,
uing tiwav, will bo iuvitod tostavio. tot
Kate B. fsrMiTir. '
? ' * * * * *?
A Li udon girl, who advertise 1 re?
ccutly for a husband, requested her host
of correspondents to be present in the
pit ;;t the Dairy Lano Threatro, oa th-i-,
following evening, dressed in a blue .
coit, whito pantaloons, aud scarlet coat
and immediately on tho conclusion of*
the first act to stand upon tho benches,
nourish a white handkercief in one hand, '
and apply ? jilass to the right cyo with'
the bther. When tho curtain fall, fifty
men; from giddy youth to giddier old' '
age, stood up iu thu prescribed uniform, '
and 1 cgan tho eye glass and handker? a
chief perlt rtn nice, "amid convulsions of
laughter from a largo portion of the
spectators, who wcro in thosoorot,
H ow It Is.?A patron of a certain
newspaper once said to tho publisher :
j -Mr. Lrintor, how is it you havo never
called on mo for pay for your paporr"'
'Oh," said tho miiti of. typ s, "we neve?
a.-k a gentleman for money." "Indeed," i
I replied the patron, "how do you manage
ti got along when they don't pay V*
?Why," said tho editor, "after a certain '
time wc conclude that he is not a gentle
man, and we ask him.". "Oh?ah?yej
? I seo; Mr. Editor, plcaso give me a
r coipt," and hands him a V. ^Maliii"'
my name till right on your books."
A wedding was celebrated in the Gor
man Catholic church at Clovoland, Ohio,
the other day, nud all app irontly went
merry until the bridal purty reaehe I tho
door of the church, when all at once tho
bride took to her heels and started off
duun street with bridal voil, ornogoblos
soms and whito drapery generally ilnp.
ping in the morning wind. Tho groom
was .'-truck dumb at this unexpected
denouement, and stood gazing after hU