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R. . MEANS DAYIS, Edij,
Wednesdiy .1oraingp July 21 87
beecher's salary has been increas
ed to $100,000. As a contemporary
-eotsrko, since he has been tried for
adultery he is worth five times as
nch to hls'congiogation as iel's
top. _
f'th0.pop.e i gland bV
all knaves, bigots and rascals, tbv
did they extend such an avation.t6
Fitzhugh Lee and the 'Wtshibgton
Light Infantry 1 and why did these
guests leave without having boon put
to expense and without having' had
their pockets picked -
Mr. Hoge, in his spcholi In the
Parker caso, contended that what
people mean y reform is refo/m in
the future, and an ignoring of the
past. This is a convenient theory for
Mr. [loge and his confecres, but it Is
just preoiself the'oirC of reform the
people do not waut.
We consider the crilroism~by "R"
of Col. Aiken's speech, too harsh.
We attribute to himi merely a laok
of judgment, not a lack of honoi.
Col. Aiken, we dgubt not, will on his
return, explain his speech and reply
to his critics. We aro heartily sick
of the niatter and shall say nothing
more about it.
GOn. Frank P. Blair is dead. le
has been in feeble health for sowe
time. The expoiiment of transfus.
ing blood was tried, upon him several
times with apparent success. Hic
death was causcd by a fall in passing
from one room to another. Striking
his ic a'l, he was rendcred insensible
and died in a few hours.
lie was-a general under Sherman
and a candidate for the vioe-presi
deney on the Seymour ticket. He
wrote the Broadhead lotter, denouno.
ing the amendments, and also
prophesied thaL Grant would novej
leave the White House except foct
foremost.
The remarks made by *Col. Aiket
concerning lien cotton, in his addresp
to he Granges, lias attracted con
sidejablo notice, and he has beev
contured for it, very properly, we
think. "Amious" in the News and
Courier of the 13th inst., defends
(101. Ailien by expressing a doubt
whether le was properl reported.
lie also wishes to know when the
addrdss was delivered, as Col. Aiken
has been absent from the 8tatt
"eevoral weeks."
There is no0 doub,t that Col. Aiken
delivered an address to the Grange
of Fairfield on the last Saturday in
Juno, and that in this address be
'referred to the defrauding'of mier
chants by the farmers. We made
thle most charitable report' possible.
In fact we wore accused of having
"whitewashed" Col. -Aiken. We
assorted that we did not beljeve Col.
Aiken properly expressed his views,
for we cannot conceive how lhe or
any other honorable man.could offer
a ih advice, both dishonest and' dan
gerous.
We regret to be comlpelled again
to allude to this matter, but we do
so in our own dofee. CJo!. Aiken
cannot, nor will ho.deny having maade
the remalrk lreported, and he can
only thank the NEWs that it made
the remark appear in the best possi
ble light for him.
(Col Aikeni can defend bin self.
W'o trust he wit! explain ils posi.
tion for his own sake and that of,
the (Jrar.geru of whomn ho is the ho ad
in tis State.
.Even the l'ope of Rome is not
uiversally considered infallible, and
Col. Aiken cannot deliver anmy such
eXmlldra sentiment foer the
Patr'ons ofHuba~ndry.
WVe d> not defend tihe merobant
if lhe gouges the planter. But two
wrongs cannot make a right; and
oven if the ilal~nter consid.or himuseli
gonged, -he must aibido 'by the con.
seqiuences of signing a written in.
strunment with his eyes open.
We have' no fear whatever that
CJol. Aikeni's unfortunate -vemark
will influence any farmer to "run'"
his cotton. And we 'onliy give
proineiincei to It in order to *arn
Col. A ikeni to be mere caroful In
future, and'in order-to repudiAto any
such sentiment on 'the .part' 6f tie~
P~atrons.
The centerary of' the Nirth of
Daniel O'Connell, the Irish patriot,
will occur on tihe (Lih of next Au.
rust.
people never learn senseI
b ooth is quieting down
t 0 t oa an
vid m eand or 0
o e mb m I ,
Raphael Beames, andio on.
The lates blunder isn Qone w iev
9rAwygrvp r had for the gen,
t iman who has t is time been unfor.
tunate. -But at his time w'he'th
country is wavering betwee I
and reconciliation the lan kbtb
mayVprodu4e.effe Ysan Ss
;ofpafy,'th9n tg lg erbona
leilig'in otder t6 P. the
public good.
Gon. John S. Preston, of tPs oite,
was selected to deliver the Semi!Cen.
tennial address before the studebts of
the Virginia lniversity.
ilo delivered the oration, $hich
wis eloqiohi and.highly,"polihd.
But he had,oh'odon the *rong sbjet,
ap4 however beautiful' the )roes he
spread before his'atidienco, iho" eould
not conceal the serpent ly1ig beneath.
Instead of choosing. some:topio u#1on
which all men danagrep, lQ preferred
to contrast the oivilis4tioa of ,Py
mouth Rook with that of -James.town
-"the puritan 9ond head' ith the
dashing cavalier. He deqounod the
former with great bitterdoes, and vir
tually said there was no goodj no
hofor, n'Orth. of M4son and Dixon's
line. He *as very bitter, and showed
that uncompromising hatred to eOery
thing in the North which well suited
the days of secession, Undying
hatred was his theme.
This was unfork'uato in the ex'
treme, and the priator soon disooVored
the facL in the coolness of his budi.
ence, who'liowed by their conduct
that they repudiated him. It IOWSt
.have ben a severe mortillcation, Yut
he broughb it upon himself. We
doubt not he was sincerej andi that
every word may have.egme from his
heart. But if he found that he could
not attune his harp to the present
condition of affairs, he should have
been silent, knowing that Any other
course would tend to tear open' old
wounds afresh. He was impolitic,
and in behalf of ou' p,eople we ropu.
diate his 1sen1tiUm01m%.
But furthermore his assertion was
not true. He believed it to be true
or he would have scorned, to utter it.
But he was mistaken.
It is foolish and narrow-minded to
assort that there is no good in the
North, and that the Plymouth Rook
oivilisation.is all a mass of corrup
blono Maabaohusetts is a grani 8tate.
11cr people are of the bluest blood,
and her aristocracy is one also of in
t ellect. Many of the purest moral
ists most devoted Christians trace their
pedigree back to the Mayfiower.
Many of the brightest intelleots of
America also climh Plymouth Rook
is their orado. In science, art, lit
erary and statesmanship, Plymouth
Rook civilization has shared the ken.
ors with the Jamestown, civilization.
And he is narrow-minded and bigoted
who cannot see this.
Injustice alway creates a sympathy
for its object, and weakens its own
cause. And Gen. Preston, by this
blunder, has aidedl tha civilizationi
which he so ahhors. He has also
furnished ground for the assertion
that the Jamestowvn civ'illsation is~ an
inferibr civilisation, as .it produces
types of exceeding narrrowness of
mind.
As the News and Courier remarks,
Gen. Preston's oration was out of ti:ne
and out of tune. Ten years have passed
since the war. 'A new generatiois has
come upon the stage, and new issues
are springing up. T1here should aow
be no sectional difference,. All the
South wants is justice, and ahe is fast
learning that Injustice to the North is
a poor way of obtaining it. Bour
bone and the unreconstruoted must
take a back seat. Moderation and
comproapise are the order of the day.
And whoover North or,8outh, throws
bimpelf.gainst themnwill be groun4
.to p6wder. We ean tolerate preju.
'ice ho longer.
BReconstruction.
Otfr ively ,conteinjorary, joke
GrMaill em,Wax98warm 'agesint
us, aEld this,..tQ0s wh9e thebbhermotnev
ter is one hundred degreea in 'tlr
shade, and theiceMef etid of een
should consist in keeping himself
cool. Our cri*apte of 'Gea, 9>i.eSbn's
oration, whio,h by the way we consid.
ered a master piece -of endaeralpa
and cahnness when '09 trasted gh
the.'grenpo'i oe"'Mar641le
of the Now ork arne and eh.
den sbIayIPbf 'oth4 onenals, 'has
ro dowa' bpon itjguilty head
th Webgtn~ rata o 6 Greenville
n-- atin
* s9qw .d llym oth
et tf
th claims ito or
I h4ho dilth. The News in
quo aves out the best
fete or qprtherpo qvj$
that 6VU % 'e.cthigoiA82 e ieii
r.e ts reason we, phal en
406 u d eo : to k6ep 00OL'
~Tbegenbe Q)IS.fogs:
Wo lip: the above.aa'tiolo fro be
WInnbaro 9W), .gene1rally'o. f
4bt faIreAt popero iw the -8tg ts .1
thAl stusti on, "Will our.p,0 p eI
leorn getiP,t'' *a copoot help anf er
Ing thatwo are,. bopelesp :.tht the
Prs of tSouth.,Carollo .will ever *
35aa ss. "y 1jg616 en i
181Aousble I j,
good t4t0 for the ptaqs of the t e
to Qensre i o one oolumq.Geed1res- t
ton,. arepreetritiver man of0 the
8oqith, fp.r, atering the .host seonti
Meltsofi.b hear&befor so-oity of
Southern youths, in w'nobe hearts he
w.l4'perpetuatel.ie ihonor -agd In- I
tpgrity qud ,iArtUtthat Us beh con
6ededt Southern society in codtroast
with othe P9Ata nioal and bigoted de
soendei,s' of those who claim,to'have
comne Over with the Maflower% aud
in the0 next columin laud the earpet.
bo'g goveruor. of 'South 'Carolina on I
the success f his speeoh;at Y61e ?.
The .News is hboeleii that the
proks of South Carolini' will ever
learnsenso. We are wore oharita
ble than our neighboro we A erely
express a fear that ihht Aportion tf
oar 'State ids 4ill never jearn
sense.
A pompoup jn4ividu1 npo a u t b
Ing, a fellow, ith c his dne, 1
olaimed "There ia a'fide at the end
of my 'cane," "At which eud, my
l6rd," was the qtiok rely. Id the
language. of Bunsby, the bparIng .f
this obsetvation lios:in the applica
tion of It.
Th#j News question. the taste anid,
sense of cosuricg "a representa
tivo .man of South" for utforiqg
honest sentiments to Southern youths
A01 Now in some thUge,G en. P tes
ton is arepresentative on othe
S o u th . n b l o d'iO,* h o n ;r 9, In
ohivalrous emnotions, iin refinement, iu,
dignity he is, a; represebtative mar
of the -8o4th, bndl the South is
proud ot" h'ii. Mut tho' honest
sentim6nts of his heart by no mecans
relleat . the. bonest -hentiments of the
South, or at any rate they should not.
Illiberasity cifnot be the rulirg
sentiment of agroat people, and it is
nothing but illiborality and bigotry
nlot to.concede any 'good to the orth.
It appears however that the eloqueont
orator did reflect the sentiment, of
the Greenville .N'ews. If this be
true, we contond that the News itself
is out of tune, and leave it to the
tiibunal of the people to deoido
whether we are correct.
As to the bad taste of censuring a
native Carolinian and at the same i
time lauding a "carpet-bagger" for (
a speech at Yale' College we have '
this to say. We respedt. principle.
and sentiments, not me0n. And while
with regret, as 'n 'the present, case,
we censure a gentleman to the man- t
ner born, who. has beeni. lackinog in ~
judgmont, -we w pid at ho same
time .applaud a. proper sentiment ,,
whether It camne from a nativo,oarpet. d
bagger, a Kamaohatkan or a Hotteng "
tot fresh from 'the Wilds of Africa. L
This fear of denouncbnk an ::mproper
seaitiment i:orely because a friend
or a proa.Inent individual has utter.P
'td it 'has caused great lijury to our
peoplai. And ouironly hope of safety C
in the future conasits in speaking out
bodljy and fearliesaiy '5anst any h
pernacious act or word by 'who mao
ever done or spoken. b
The News Continues;.
"Have the times so. changed, and t'
have our people become, so demor~- a
lized, that they are afraid to Lear the P5
truth spoken by a Southeyn man? iu
Hlaithe time.coomewhen such anen d
as Jef. .Davi., Bob 'Toombs and u
Raphael 8eqsmes avt..tbe silenced oa
for fear that -some Radical -'politician b
at the North will'ery out ."another I
rebelhon I'' Matour, people, after C
ten yqare of spffering :and "patience re
and submisioil to ladiod rul6i be in
patrOnliDig ly. o1lj thet'"just'as, the fe
South, is qaldting, down.- and giving ti
acquieo9Uoe -in 4bb present condi- qi
tiongf Mair.,somobndividuaI'l uw*d pl
cpmn.9q' uatar every thing." The in
.South bas .given proof of..acquSes.
'cen0e jfnose tbe .surrender at w
Appometer, notwithstanding the ti
addresses of westekneed dewooratie C
V9sgteesen to the contrary, and di
snoh artiqles,as the above, which .we ve
fin'daily.i I ~lo oolumno of the news- jo
paPe. . thf S 0outheran' people th
accept th~e advieetof sweh persons, in
AQt only our minnh*qd and' selftre.- til
speot wfl be eaoried, but,.thidorn w
of every -pattiA 1n 'America wl4 to
tak ,tpegae4fqr. , --a
9 ev4ySu r.rn mhan :0
peshit ca belg :e r4 ... k out pa
r hbeat onhviellonh ; sud let it
emain for wen bo other clime.
.,hAd . Dovh and
oa L8, "e s the
b ooh u Am ea, an who
0le o ne M a i n cries ',ut t05
leno bem a s sad' t1h
dr w by' kia%m i
enD. *
VO are not afraid to hear the truth
PR44kPA.Jh I..''o-w.want .n0isplrloug
Oin palmed off upon us as 0enU.
g ' 446y:bat dabe ai
beentiments of the South. If it be
sally true that we see no go,od i pe
ror)hglIbd caq- 9evor forgivq. .o
hen how can we possibly ha've the
frtit,ry to domnid t' sh',il
yo up"' With; suoh -eTmotions i'U ouir
earts how can we deny tbat *a are
ohquered pYovfioei and demanA that
b,y okeot so'ression be littea from
00i1eoks ?.Oypon tke.lypb the
Is that twa doegqiesoo lin theoiin,
ai .e demand to be treate'd like
t*i States.
In answer to the question about
riff., Davis, Bob Toombs and 'Rapha
1 Semmes we ask merely whether
t is right that B. F. Butlur, Olivt
dorton and iosoce Conkling
Is prevented from shaking
he bloody shirt in our faces. ( We
lo nob. compare theie indivieuals in
haracter, but merely in illiberality.)
;hould Wendell Phillips be censured,
f standing on his native Plymouth
look, before Massachusetts youths,
ne should utter the honest convio.
ions of his heart that the people of
he South are ignorant, headstrong
ebellious and wicked ? To u.ne a
iomely adage, What is sauco for
ho godse is sauce for the gand er.
The .News advises every man, what
iver be his opinions, to persi,t .m
)eiig heard. They may persist in
peaking, but they cannot compel
>oople to listen to them. Jeff DaviE
md Semmes are great men, but their
;reatne6s consisted in sustaining the
Joufederate cause when there was a
aue, and not in raising a black flap
ince their followers are all dispersed
We rejoice to say Mr. Davis made a
rery good speech the other day, show.
og,that he too ia becoming .recon.,
troted. Such being the case we
vill be glad to bear' from him in
ut.uro. ' Alsb. from Toombs and
lemmes when they shall have learned
hat the Confedoraoy is dead.
We have nothing more *to say on
his subject. We think that
with the experience of the
lat, very few men North and South,
pill in future make unfort unate
>lunders in speaking. In the mean.
imo we leave the publio to decide
>etween us and our contemporary.
Oomptroler General Dunn Explains.
As we criticIsed Comptroller Gen
'ral Dunn's connection with Hardy
olomo'n's defunct ba11k, we will pub.
ianh the following letter written by
imn to the News & Courier.
CoLumA, 8. 0. July 9, 1875.
'o the IC~ditor of the Netw. & Courie.
In your paper a few days ago i
noticed an editorial in which you
lade some comments upon my having
eon appointed receiver of tihe South
)arolina,Bank and Trust Company,
f this city, anid also of, my h aving
afluenoed the governor to vote with
me to put mnore' the State fund8 oni
eposit with that bank previous to it,
uspension. 'As I have since seen
he same statements repeated in the
Vinnsboro News in oarser langu'age,
amn impelled to depart from my
sual rule not to contradiet newspa per
tatements regarding my official ca.
net, except as mny official recordi
ay of itself show the inorrectness
f such statements, and to reqjueat
on to afford me apace in your eel ums
> say, in brief, that so far as thne do
osit in the South Carolhna boo~k end
'net colnpany of state funds isn con
srned, the first report made to me
ficially by that bank, after I be
imno comptroller-general, showed a
alance of $183,000, placed there
y Mr. Cardoza. as state treasun or,
nd, as I am informed by his own
olition. I did vote in April with
10 governor, at 8 mfeeting of the.
naunoial board, to increase the de
osit to $200,000, 'and let it remain
util lest of July, when it was to be
rawn upon to pay the July interest
pon the publi.i debt. Under 'the,
roomstances as they then existed I.
slieved it.right to vote as I did,-and
presume the governor'f'elt theusermo.
ertainly we neither uf -us had any
nason to beliove that the bank was
any danger, and if Mr. Cardozo
It, as he now declares he did, that
no failure of that bank was -ong a
iestlOn of time why was it that 'ho
at *180,000 there before I went
to office *
You say ydu are informed thatl1
as, as a senator a warm, advocate of
s bill to make this bank -an'd the
ar'olinar national the sole banks of
npoei% which bill t-he governor
ntoed. If you will examine the
urnals of the sisnate, you will find
at my "warm -adv'ooady" oonsisted
simply ?oting r.ye 6n the .guew.
In 'doing* whlbh, 'I' found
yatlf in onpay *itth 6'Mty gba
E the igoj -democraice' wsell
a'ubllcan, -ekbat.aeillafriij : f
ha ae'h vote beig~ 4wenty.
9en tort ton na.a et.
It tbe bill had not been vetoed,
the State wo d O.v not had so much
money 11 thf i ti the tiame of itS
Y. w i ve had $100,000
9 g as the
att6 ta
As Ug t -holder in this
a a . leay that A
'eve " a fd, ?thio stook of
any bank in 8ogt Carolipi.
As to the redelership, he attorney
ad so large an inteest in
Pbje tp& tp' sQ**' p,tt6 (4icial oug t
to bd *ee0Aer' 't6'g"ard 'the attleys
interest. He first Uffered to atk the
opiia of Mr. Card.uxo,.%ho declined
asnderstqod, 'tn aoy%t! 'of. lSis
persobal 'riAeti'io's ith Mr. uINiinon.
1V;X(qV thn.-tendered:te, and oocept.
ed aq s amatter of ollicial duty.
Wbenver' ny acoton of Mine a such
receiver shall re'der me liable to
public censORfe, it will be time
enough- ft jthe eak
Uihn t oul a t my
record a as publli-d" Al.it to
shield me fron ett njusLImputa
tioris.
TI. preas'atidle-1 peoplo loudly
t-roolaim that the only remedy fur
existing political etilsis honesty in
official conduct. I vetui-6-to tug..
gest that'to abuse, villify and mis
represent every man who accepts a
public 'office upon mere suspicion,
charging official nAd personal dis
honebty, no matter what his previous
chamLreter may have been, is not the
best way to secure the reform bo
neod d.
Rospectfully, Tnos 0. DUN1.
Mr. Dunn alluds to the coarseness
of the article of the. Winnaboro
NaWs. We' have reperused the
article referred to.and fuil to discov.
er -its coaraness,'save in one senteroe,
and in that the"coarseness" wob unin.
tentional. The sentence is as fol
lows -
1r. Dunn has been appointled re
ceiver, and this fGct taken in con.
nection with his former crimes, gives
the whuleaiffa;r a fi!!y odor."
The word "erime" is a typograph
ioal error. It was written "course."
The absence of the editor is the rea
son why this error hits not been cor
rected before. We had no intention
to criticiso Mr. Dunn so sevetely.
On the contrary ag far as. we know,
his is the cleanest record of any in
the republican party.
But sad- experience has compelled
us to view the acts of every offioial
with suspicion, and for this reason.
we called upon Mr. Dunn to explain
bis connection with the bank. The
fticts are these :
Mr. Dunn supported a bill making
8olomou's bank one of two deposi.
tories for the public funds.
Mr. Dunn voted for an increase of
deposits v;nd the dep, sita wore in
creased.
SAir. Dunn is accused by Treasurer
Cardoza and others who should know
with being interested in the bank
This he denies in the above letter.
4Ir. Dunn wans appointed receiver
of the bank.
Here Are several circumstances, of
no great importanco taken separate
ly, but which, when taken in connee
tion with each othor, 'undeniably do
create suspicion. And us oustod iana
of the public good, it was our duty
to demand an explanation. It is true
that Governor Uhamberlain did vote
an for increase of deposits. But
we have never been informed that
he wvas previously connected with
Solocnon's bank, nor was he appoint,
ed receiver. Had be been, we
should have made of him also a polite
request to explain.
Mr. Dunn's statements do-not tally
exactly .with those of Mir. Card oza.
The latter states that he endeavored
to convince Mr. Hoege first and then
Mr. Dunn of the financial unsound.
ness of the bank, but the nttemDt
was in vain. The former was com'p.
troller, general when the deposits
were increased fromn $25,000, to
$160,000. lie a's,na.;s.
''When Mv. Dunn became comp
trbller..general lhe made a motion at
a meeting of the board to iuncrease
this amount to $250,000, expressing
the utmost confidence in the sound
ness of Slr. Solomnon'i bank ; bt'
Governor Chamberlain refuseod to
vo'te for this mnotion. I know he ha'd
by this time becombe thoroughly
alarmod at the -onditiion ocf :t,ris
bank-, and *diild only 'Oonsent 'to iir.
e'reese theumbtrl -from $l69oc,0 to
$20;000,'in the hope -given heim by
the-rdea'ete4 and emphatii assu'rances
of Mr. Salouron and his friends that
with that aid he 'would bo enab-led to
tide over the i'mpending criais. I
voted tro.
In regard to the bappointmeont e-f
receiver, C1ardosa says
"[ .was reqirested to aoe/1t the .1
position of receiver, but -declined
without the slightest hesitation, ex. 1~
presslng the opinion that there was
an evident impropriety in any state
officer coopting -the position. -I con.
ferred with the iompb'rller general
and recomonened a gent1'eman in
whose ititegrity and competenoy 1
had the fulles' confidence. ~1 wanted
10 thdi,agli It%estlgation into the -
sotidifotIAnd conagitton of this batik
in behalf of tlie interest o ttihe state.
th :oom'ptroller 'g@erd~ .eil;nessed ~
his'ubtroarregoo an tl(e g6ptfrpans -
Itiste avid ft mtunnder the iwnnr'es '
poi.0,ment. 41 W1, OMP-ol
I en self pinted."
ih11bhfeore us,
iba s 1 h prope att. Dunn
b6o e u ji, lear his
a r frto4 iti requested
him.not -in iolice but from a sincere
desIrp Os9v theo. people.
In tis connection let us say that
Mr. Dunn's str.atuesga Afro,n th 8 pss
are uncalled for. flo is too thin.
skinned. Publio officials are the
paid seatts'of the people and oan
be oliled up6n at any time -to render
Anau1otn, ofAtheirate w:ardshi-pi
Tuey are paid for this hand 0400 ly.
And it is a-ays safe to keep watoh
upion them..! ;Many an offiIial ia'kiipi
',i the path of reotitUde by:afear of
.dti,oism. If he be honestle- need
fear no critioism, as it aifords him
an oppoILtunity to explain any
aibiguot '-sot and thus vindicate
himself.
The people of the State bvo been
very patient and hopeful, taking into
their arnis (very oli.ial. so. .oon as
he- pei foi no .ne. uetent act They
have been to often dece:ived tiat
they i"teund ltroa.^ttr to be on the
alert and to scrutinize each act of
every offloial. And those official.
who grow restive under this surveil
lance can easily resign and
give place . to others not so
sensitivo. The Winnsboro NEWS
will continue, as one of the spokes.
men of the people, to inquire into
every ambiguous act of any official.
We do not wish to be unjust to
wards Mr. Dunn. We remember the
part he has taken in scouring reform .
We wish to think well of hi-%, and
are happy to hear him say there is no
fraud in his donnection with the bank.
Aud we can esteem him inore highly
after every cloud is removed. from
round him than while his sets are
enveloped in mystery.
[6oMMUNICATICD.
Mr. Editor:
I was under the impression that
all dishonesty, both in sentimert and
fact was conflued to the Radical
party ; and the hope began to siring
within me, that as you gentlemon
wire bridging the "bloody chasm ;"
-that by association tile loathsome
and bankrupt party would "step
down and out," leaving the Sun of
Righteousness to permeate the dark
ways, and leave them osonized I
I regret exceedingly that i-J
dream has boon so short-for alrea,Y
I see ominous flashings of that tal
ent (so conspiouous in the Radoal
party) that teaches the possesser to
get all ha caIn, and koep all he kaa I
The oficsal pow wow of D). Wyatt
Aiken in your town last week, as
my friend Arp would -say-"meclted
mne to tears."
Tears, that a respectable and in,
Legrity loving people like those in
attendance should sit quiet/y und,ea
such teachings. I ani not so
much surprised that Mr. Aiken
should sow broad east over this once
proud State the loeaen of the Phari- t
sees-for it is said in these degoner-C
ate days that "ecery 'man has his C
price" and the fifteen hundred dollars r
he receives fromi the Granges ho
is pretending to Iiuancia.lly benefit an d t
(really) nidraliy mni, may be his. (
But 1 am surprised that only one e
gentlemnan had the nmoral bravery to s
leave the hall.t
To stand in the light of a
beautiful day and adviae the citizenm !
of the rural districts to violuto the
sacred obligations of their contracts
--ts, establish "lies" upon their
crops and if nociden.t ensue.i to run
a race to market with his crop with
the person who -has been induced
attend him the accoamrdatjonp'!
Does alr. Aikeni 'knoov the laws
of the State-? -line hi ever acqua int
od -himself with the penalties -at'tach
ing to a violatrion -of the Lion 'law ?
Hde had better provide h-insol-f with
t-he '"( eairral -8tatutes'
Yle'(Mlr. A.,) boasts 'thr6 'money mi
flows to him -as -if socking its level I
We a'-jdice t-hat he has fonnd the li
bonans&, but hope he did not reach 'to
It over tldbrad roadl ho indicece to
his Grangors. He advises the "poor
ignoraut farmeors"' to read moro, wnd 'ed
~hemselves (like the poor bo!y in his
arI-ioular Grango.) to read agri-oul- A
ural works-those that he -is .finan,
dally interested in lI
'XIe did not, allow one of his
irangers in Abbevill0 to give a
ion. Abboville -is the "hot bed" of
if the(Grange-yet there are three
bottsand 'fve h tantred flens -record'id -th4
Ith eemu that as 'all la*s were
made to be infrioged, they were
lso tnade to be abused I We-do de,t
il't ihthe a buseb but we see~
2uoh wi.dom 1t the enacting of
his lag.
The siimb power boaeting the
.onestbad k4emption, virtually
lestroying aff secrity, detised1, in
Irder that the poor might raise sup
>ies) in order that the poor might
1ae something to tende' il surety
hb lian law I
In,denouniolung. the. middlemen
the two or three me who mutt be
ef#d, if'd1ey stood in the stroan
lowing to hin, and dammed the way
if the doll.- r, ag4 the lien law, he
'orgets tha,lhjuitilluers are benefit
I by both.
Th1efGiirttaks A lien for his
ent and ant unfrtquently for sup
?lies furuihed either by himself
r. over his endorsement: d1btroy
his secourity aud wh.kt dowi he but.
rest I
-Hov does Mr. Alken propse for
lie poor to make a living? Does
lo ex eout, or does he desire this
ilaes to make a crop I' Do Mr.
kikeu and Lis followers propobO to
ieip them ? llave they the money
,o give them I Where havo -1r.
Ciko1 ud his followers ever bone
itted a conmusunity of laborers 1 la
io endeavoring to etuatecipate the
>oor "whom we have alwa3s w.th
lb" or is he straining his euergius to
>crpetuate sea fdonm after the
lorder" of whiWh he is the noblo
lead I
W bat good tiling bas been born
4 this Mlili"nmire Unionl-league of
armeis in the Ne)rth-west, %whtre
,bey flourish be,t I We see nothitig
>ut the record of ruined steam boat
1>mp.Snies and un1krupt railro.,ds.
If Mr. Aiken wishes to inculcate
ionesty, and prevent his foilowers
rom establishing lions on their
irops, horses, or etates, why dots
to not. choose the early months for
its pronunciamlentUs? Why comle
n the uidot of the harvest, as lho
lid during the panio of 1873, and
lisseinato his dwortliziug and
>aleful advice over the breadth of
ho an'l I
As an evidence of what he haa
ilready acouplithed, I will give you
colloquy had between a gentleman
ind one of Mr. Aiken's audienco on
onday after the speech.
Farst party-"Well Squire, what
lo yau -hink of Mr. Aikou's speeoh."
Squire-"I did uot attend. What
lid he bay V"
First p.irty-"He advised ull poor
levil. (such as I an0) who are an.
mnlly rubbed by the merchants,
hat if we see we are going- to be
hurt of funds to run with our
ottun 1"
Squire-"VAll, you know, those
re not my polities-Good morning-"
It, is unnawees.ary to say this man
epre:sents a large eltass of our whtite
cople, who will gla li act under
uch teachings.
If there is znything good in the
rganization, if by it the planter
nd farmer is to be educated, el-..
ated, aefinod, and ('nriebed, we
amy, in plJwman's phrase "God
end them speed," but we opine,
bo man who is opposed to and hats
oenounoed the sturdy son of the En,.. g
rald Isle, and who thinks it contami
ation to allow an imthigrsat to come
ito his residence and endeavor to rise
a cven Ais equ tI, is not the man
by h'is endeavors) to educate, and
rnch them--and the sooner he
teps down and cut, the sooner till
toy begin to realize .prosperity,
good milah Cow Apply io.
july 15-la
1. .'DE8'OLT8 & :6, hao by
usual -consebt, 'dnd 'by 'e?piration -of
n-itatlon, 'ermilnated t enpart nersh*ip,
date'-froit NIa1y'first lnut,,
tints by cash our noe b7 l' eh4"t day of
"U. G. DES8PORTES,
It- a. DE6PORTE6.
vEir wtaple espital, I will .eotian,
business at the maw.esta md.
U.G.,DESPO2TES.
.u8h, 1876,n

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