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; ' Several days ugo we received a com
?nunlc?tlon from Mr. C. A. ileerninns,
ibipmber of tho Houso of Delegates from
?Ciiristiansbur**;, in which ho took The
trimes-Dlspatch, Dr. J. William Jones and
?others to task for saying that they wore
Inot glud Unit the Confederate cause
(Culietl. At our request Dr. Jones hns wrlt
'jteii the reply.
, The communication of Mr. Heermans
Und the reply of Mr. Jones follow:
JEdltur of The -Times-Dispatch:
Sir,-?I wrlto as a Con federa to soldier,
bno who served from April'10, ?SG1, to the
?t)i of April, 3R05, and one who bus no
apologies to make, having acted from u
(patriotic sense of duty, with the lights
then before inc. I yield to no man a
?greater admiration for Lee, Jackson, Stu?
art and tho grand host that followed
thorn when wo fought for what wo be?
lieved to bo right.'
But I desire to" enter my solemn, pro
tost against th'j doctrine of J. William
Jones, George L .Christian and a few
others that wo were right and that it
Would have been better hud the Confed
tracy succeeded und the Union divided,
fro me the sentiment is horrible and bodes
no good to the nation and to our people.
Had the right of secession prevailed, It
Is certain two nations would have been
the result, and probably twenty. The
miserable spectacle "f the South und
Central American States, will? their peri?
odical revolutions and wars, would have
been re-cnueted In North Am?rica. We
?\vould he the prey of Europe and even
Asia. South America to-day would be
chopped Into principalities for offete roy?
ally, as was uttemptod In Mexico by
Mnxmilllah. but for tho firm establish?
ment of the American nation and our
ability ta? enforce the Monroe doctrine.
When ex-Governor Cameron, Gcin-ral
Eppa H un ton and General Fltz. Lee,
aida-d by the press, can publicly coun?
tenance such sentiments, It Is, time some
of the old soldiers protest, and to ask
why Uils agitation? Was secession
Wrong? was ?i question. The sections dif?
fered on that subject, 1 do not.question
the honesty or patriotism of either side,
The question was submitted to tho high?
est earthly tribunal, onu from which
there is no appeal?the arbitrament of
?war. It was fought to a finish, and
fr light as ina-ii never fought before, and
fought as men only fight who light bo
?fievlrig they are right. Secession lost, and
??the Union lived. We accepted tho result
lut final, and so declared, and returned
*lo our father's house. Now, forty yearn
Vifer, gentlemen would resurrect tho
.floiid. Ami hi I ask, for what good?
bo these people want to tight tho war
?ver ?igtiln'',,_N?iy, vorljyl They would re?
pudiate t)i.it...,j'o.r t'h'ut would i>n treason.
Why preach "discontent when there is no
Is there any other nation on this earth
that would permit its citizens to rally
annuel camp Urea of n lost cause mid nl
low its leaders to Instill In tint body poll*
tl??doctrinen conaldored treasonable? Sup?
pose the Spaniards In'Cuba and the olll
cers tun! men who fought In the royal
service wore t?a organize, and with their
old Spanish battle lings parade tho t-treot,
oiid at bnnquotB their orators roiionrs-*
their supposed wrongs, und instill into
the hearts of the pobplo tin? grant wrong
to them of tho United ?States shllng- with
rebellion and driving them from u power
hol? for four hundred years? Sir, tho
thunders of Dewey's guns would rut tie
errors that bland amid tha- plaudits of
Wo are nroiio t,-? rehearse the cruelties
rif the Fodernls In the war and to weep
?over the Imaginary horrors of recon?
struction, yol ilia- world never witnessed
Buch a spectacle us the historical fact
that In 1S78. about t-.-v.-n years after the
close of the war, tho Unltod States House
of Representatives, tin- pttrso strtni- of
the nation, was In tho ban.is aaf Confed?
erate brigadiers, with the Vieo-Prealdont
of the- Confederacy, Alexander Hi Ste?
phens, floor leader, if tho doctrines
taught by these people rutitlini?.. where
tho reconciliation s" much proncbod und
prayed fur lay nil Uborty-lovlng Auia-rl
pana? T?-|i me that, Mr. Kdltor,
I burled tli?.* star:? and bars In tin? tomb
of the Confederacy and waterod Its grave
with m;,- tears, i have turned from a
Ulead past to a living futur.-, anal am Keep?
ing step to the music pf WlO l'ni"n; and
ru?t only I, hut thousands of as truo Con
faderntes un .-ver drew binde or leva-leal
jnuskei fa.r what wo deemed a Just cause,
yours fnr the Star Spangled Banner,
C. A, HK.KUMA.NS,
Chrlstlonshurg. Va.. May 93, um:?.
Jude.,' Geo ige 1. Christian, ox-Covi-mnr
Cameron, General I'ppu Iluntoii, Gonerul
Pit: I.',-, the i?..-? of the State, and "a
few i tiu-i?:..?? ?gainst whom this "pro
lost" Is made, aro amply able to tubo care
>;f themselves, especially a? tho prer.
whelming sentiment pf "ur Con federate
veterans Ih with them.
Fiul we must expr?s? our surprise that
and any eld Confederate soldier should ut?
ter tho sentiments expressed by Mr
jfeerinunn "Tho rl?ht <.f secession1' ?wiV
jii..?.; hubmltted to "the arbitrament of
w.-ir." 'I'll- >'"it'n ;ik well ns (he South
believed In it! from tho adoption of hor
bill of rl'fhlH down to t!?- breaking ou(
of the war between the Btates, Massachu
netts. so f:ir us her legislation ?h pop,
cerned, has an unbroken h.rd In-favor
of Boc?->slon and even iiulllrTcatli n.
Horii'.-o Oreelcy, the Ni v Vori? Herald,
t)i0 Cincinnati CommeruJal, nnd other,
leading Roimbllcaiis (it tho North advo..?
tated ibc rights <>t secession wen nftci
most of tho Southern f?tatfca had socefl?d
?;nd B'liiui of thO "blest men nt tb>- North
to-duy do hot hed?ate lo say that the
Southern ?tutes; under tho Constitution
bul a perfect right t" secede, Hut "th?.
Tight Of l?-e<-:: ,-,1," V.I.S no) illfcel..., by
?. ????> win. yr )tg result. Urutc force ?uu
never determine the right or wrong
Breit principles. Tho Into honored Blsl
Joseph K. H. Wllmcr put this very cle
ly when on n visit to some of his
friends In Philadelphia, whore ho -v
rector whon tho war broke out, twit
him by Baying' "Wo told yon that t
South was wrong, and urged you not
go South. Now you see that wo w
right, ns shown by the glorious trlum
of the Union over the rebellion."
"I sco tho result of the war very pin
ly," replied the bishop, "but I ?o i
eoo that this proves that tho North ti
Hght nnd tho South wrong In the gr?
ptrtiKKlo. Bupposo that wo should becoi
engaged In some theological iTlscussI?
and wo should so far forget ourselves
to become angry, nnd words should le
to blows. Now you are a much strong
man physically than I am, but suppr
you should call to your aid a big Dutc
mun, a burly Irishman, and a strappi
negro fellow, and all four of you shou
Biiccccd In overpowering mo, would th
pren-o that you were right and I wroi
on tho points nt Issue In tho dlscusslo-,
Now In this great struggle, tho Nor
numbered twenty million whites, and tl
South only five millions, nnd yet they e
listed In thrtr armies men or every n
Humility, Including our negroes, and hnv
after a four years' war, succeeded
pVerpbwerlng us. Does that prove th
they wero right and we wrong? Th.
l?ohert H. Loo and Sidney Johnston nt
Stonewall Jackson, the rest of our lender
our soldiers nnd our people wore rebel
and traitors, nnd Sherman and Sherldr
aild Hen Butler and their colleagues ni
followers patriots? I Insist that It do
not?that the result of the war does n
decido the principles Involved, but on
prove that the North, with the wor
to buck her, wag stronger than tl
Tho bishop clearly had tho orgumer
And so we Insist that when tho Nor
With tho twenty million peoplo and wl
tho world for Its recruiting ground, 1
granary, Its store houso nnd Its armor
denied the South rights clenrly guarai
teed In the Constitution, nnd liwnded In
soil, nnd made upon her a most unjustli
nble and Iniquitous war, that tho fin.
result was tho triumph of brute fore
("overwhelming numbers and resources,
Genernl Lue sold In his farewell nfldres!
over Justice, nnd truth, nnd did not tone
the question of tho right or wrong c
the groat principles Involved.
General Lee said to Wado Hampton 1
1809, speaking of the wnr and Its re
suits: "I could have pursued no otbo
'courso save with dishonor, and If It wer
all to bo done over again I should no
In precisely the same way."
We must bu excused If wo follow Hoher
Edward Lee, rather than Mr. Ileermnn?
Hut It Is. in view of this correspondent
a monstrous fallacy to say that "wo ar
not glad Hint the Confederacy fulled,'
und ho draws a dreadful picturo of ou
country divided into "twenty nations,'
and tho "miserable spectacle of peri?dica
revolutions und wars," which would hay,
been the result of our success. He for
gots that southern statesmanship formet
this Union?that from Washington ti
Grant, a period of eighty years, southern
born men 1111 ed the presidency for fifty
noven years, and northern-burn men foi
only twenty-three years, while southorr
men filled the office of Chief Justice o:
the Supreme Court for sixty-three years
;lnd Wo'rd always loaders In tho Senate
tho House, tho Cabinet, as foreign minis?
ters, and In every position "of honor nnc
responsibility. It may be added that dur
lug all of these years thero was no stair
upon any of those southern men. nnc
no scandal connected with tho adminis?
tration of any one of them. Could nol
these men. their sons, und their pupils
Ipi'i'c successfully administered tho gov?
ernment of tho Confederate States ol
America under a Constitution modeled
after tho Old Constitution of their fathers,
Was It better that "our great struggle fot
constitutional freedom" (as General Let
always called it) should have failed, nnd
that the "republic of republics," which
our fathers formed, should bayo been
converted Into tho military despotism
which made our States "districts" under
some shoulder-strapped satrap, destroyed
our currency, robbed us of millions worth
Of property, nnd fustened upon us "scala?
wags," carpetbaggers" and negro rule
with nil tholr attendant horrors? Air.
lleermnns thinks It was best, and that
wo should novar cease to praiso the
leniency of tho government and tl?o kind?
ness of the conquerors, that wi should
rejoice In tho prlvllego of being per?
"Bond the pregnant binges of tho UneD
That hrlft muy follow fawning.'
Well! lot him think so. but w-o beg
leave respectfully to differ with him. G(
course, what he says about raising an?
other rebellion," nndhavlng another wnr
is all stuff. Thu bent citizens in tho coun?
try since Ui!5 hon'o been Confodomto vot
eruns, and they and their" nous will con?
tinue to bo, and will work in the future,
as in tho past, to make our common
country tho most prosperous, the hap?
piest and tho freest that the sun shines
Hut that 1b a very different thing from
cringing and crawling and eating dirt,
and saying thut "wo aro glad that wo
The closing rhetoric of Mr. Hoorrhahs
reminds us of an Incident sonio years
ago. A very prominent publie man, who
bad been u leading secessionist, In a
public meeting; sneered at the "unrecon?
structed element," ils he was pleased to
call them, and said, among other things;
"I,,do not carry around my neck'the dead
corpse of tho Confederacy. Hut my fane
Is turnad to the rising sun,"
An old Confederate who was not an
original secessionist, but who, when Vir?
ginia seceded, shouldered his musket nnd
served through tho war, replied io'-fbls
distinguished gentleman; "I do not carry
around my nock, cither, tho dead body of
the Confederacy, I burled my dond out of
my sight at Appomnttox, nnd since then
l linvi- watered Its grave with my tears,
?and decked It with llowers, Rut If the
time ever comes when 1 can siK-er at what
I mice loved so dearly that 1 would glad?
ly have laid down my life for it; if I
over BO forget myself ns to make light
of the great principles of constitutional
freedom for which I^-e fought and Jack?
son died, I hope that my old comrade?,
will hustle nu? nut of tholr ranks to the
tune of 'the rogue's march!'" This senti?
ment was greeted with thunders of up
PlausOj and raised tho "old Confederate
yell" in the largo crowd of veterans pres?
In connection with Injuries that
ilouilon's statuai of Washington has suf
fored fi'uiii timo to time, roforonc? has
In-ill liiado to the chipping off of a
piece of the tassel attaa-hed to Washing?
ton's cano by a bullet tired from an
editor'? pistol; but tho liamos of the
editors engaged in that rencounter wore
The parties to the dilllculty wore Henry
Blv'-'S Pollard, thu paast-bellum editor of
the JUcliuioiaal Kxauilnitr, and Nat Tyler
anil W. 1). Coif-mini of the lOnqulrer. The
trouble arose from a newspaper publica?
tion, Tliu ball from Pi'llard'B pistol
clipped a fragment from the tassel of the
marblo cane, but tho .mutilation was ro-,
palrfd to ?-"mo extent. "Amputation" was
. lu th.! c-iaaia of Henry Clay's stutuo In
our Cajltol K-jr.uri*, son.o of the fingers
on' one build having bien broken toy
iMoiieu thrown ,J-' boys, tliu hand was
I-Sawed <?lf at the wrist and u nuw one
I?ut In 1U place. The tcul'dor'u 'model
1 W|_| luUUd ill thu UtUdi'J ho aiUd oa. .-ail.ii-d
always, or <dso In nom? other ecci
plnce, and was easily dupllcatod.
Our rooollcctlon Js that tho Jolnl
of tho now hand to tho original a
was done by Mr. John T. lingers, lc
a famous marble worker hero, but wo i
not sure. Wo know that to him was ?
trusted tho work of taking do?
Houdon's statue and rebuilding the foi
dation, which had been thought to
weak, nnd was made very strong.
'Messrs. Pollard, Coleman and Tyl
were brought before the Legislature f
contempt, for shooting pistols so ne
to the solons as to disturb their pi
ceedlngs, but they were released aft
proper explanations nnd apologies.
Mr. Brooks, who was then tho corre
Pondent of tho Now York Times In Hie
mond, wrote a sensational account
tho shooting affair to that paper, d
Bcrlblng Pollard us "bushwhacking In tl
Capitol rotunda," whereupon Pollard co
sldered himself greatly nggrlcved, in
wrote a letter to Mr. Raymond, editor >
the Times, holding him responsible, ni
challenging him to nducl. Pollard propose
that they should meet at Hlndeiisburg ?u:
fight It out. Raymond declined, but wro
a loiter expressing bis regret nt tho pul
llc.-itlon, and thero the matter ended. Tl
affair between th0 three Richmond ed
tors seems newer to have been rcsumei
A thing that surprises sonslblo mc
Is that tho Legislature of Virginia pei
mils Houdon's stntuo to remain whet
It Is?exposed to ruin at tho hands of an
crank or sanely malicious person.
From tho fact that this statue wn
mado by the most distinguished Frene
sculptor of his ago, from casts take
from Washington's own person. It Is
thing of Inestlmublo artistic value An
a hundred years hence, If well preserve?
It will possess also a vast comniercln
value. By that timo It will bo worth- I:
tho market hundredg of thousands of do!
lnrs, if our country continues to prospet
and tho minds of men aro not changci
with respect to what Is great in histor;
Tho St. Louis grand Jury, which hat
been taking eviilcnco concerning legisla
tlvo boodling In tho State of Missouri,
has mado Its final report, in which It
says that tho testimony has shown n
stato of affairs most amazing. "We
havo listened," says the report, "to the
confessions of Stato Senators, and were
wo at liberty to make known all wo have
heard, tho recltnl would appall the citl
zcn3 of this Stato. Tho venality exist?
ing among tho makers of our Stato law3
Is alarming to those who bellevo In free
government. Our Investigations have
gnno back for twelve years, nnd during
that timo tho evidence shows that cor?
ruption has been the usual and accepted
thing in the Stnto legislation, and that,
too, without Interference or hindrance.
Tho tendency has been to hldo or Ignore
rather than to expose .and punish this ln
But It In comforting and reassuring
that at last an Investigation has been
made, and some, at least, of the guilty
parties brought to Justice. That is tho
| only way to prevent a recurrence oC the
corrupt pr?cticos. Whenever thero Is a
suspicion, certainly whenever there Is a
charge, thero should bo a prompt Inves?
tigation, and all tho facts brought out.
To cover up and to conceal Is but to en?
courage tho boodlers and corruptlonists
to keep at It.
Tho St. Louis grand Jury recommends
that laws be enacted making It unlawful
for lobbyists to "ply their profession In
tho manner that, somo of them now ope?
rate, and providing for the forfelturo of
franchises procured by corrupt methods."
That is well enough as far as It goos.
The corruptlonists should bo prohibited
as fur as possible from tampering with
tho law-makers. Hut If wo would havo
honest laws, wo must have honest law?
makers, -who are Incorruptible and proof
against tho machinations of lobbyists.
There Is ono other rccomipendutlon,
however, which we commend to tho law?
makers of Virginia. Tho report says tliat
some indictments for bribory havo boon
found, and that there would be many
moro wore It not for the statuto of limi?
tations, and It is recommended that this
should bo extended to seven years from
the date of tho crime. Tills question has
recently been brought to tho attention of
tho peoplu of Richmond, .as thero is rea?
son to bellevo that the statuto of limita?
tions will sorvo to shield some boodlers
In this community.
SO AIE OF THE FINEST.
lUclunoiidors who wont to New Orleans
by tlio Southern Hallway under tho escort
of Captain C. W, Wostbury foil very much
In lovo with that courteous and efficient
railroad man, and at tho regular mooting
of Leo Camp night before last a resolu?
tion was adopted fairly showering him
Richmond is lucky In having such a
fine lot of men In chargo of hor rullroad
atlalrs. Taylor, of tho Richmond, Fred?
erl?ksbltr'tf and Potomac; Wurtlton, of tho
Cliesapeako and Ohio; Smith, of tho Sea?
board; Campbell, of tho Coast Line; Wug
nor, of the Norfolk und Western, and
Went bury, of tho Bouthorn, will measure
man for -nun In intellect, In efllolehey. In
hustling qualities, in courtesy uu'd In all
other respects with uny llko number of
railroad men In tliu land. It Is a good
thing for Richmond to have inuu llko
these as citizens and representatives of
tho railroads. They como In contact with
largo numbers of visitors, and they mako
a ilno Impression for the city. They uro
pabilo benefactors, and tho recording on
gol credits them from your te your with
many un act of genuine charity. Muy
their life's Journey be mudo on comfort?
able schedules and without accident, and
may their lust run bring them In peueo
and Joy to tho resort of the blest.
THE WORLD GROWING. BET?
In reply to tho statement often -lindo
liy* pessimists that the world is growing
worse, each yeur, tho Redlurd lieinocrat
well says that this erroneous Idea grows
?nit of tho fact that In this day of tele?
graph und telephone and newspapers
tljero Is a much wldor dlsseiuinutloii of
hows than, over before, Ono of tho dis?
tinguishing characteristic-?, of this ago
tH publicity, In tho dark ages they kept
.their 0Vll doings durk; in this day wo
expose crime whuiowr It Is found, in
exposing It we mako nn ugly ploturo on
produce the Impression that the woito I
growing worse, but In point of fact iiior
Is no ono human egonty tliat la doin,
so much to ?nut down evil doings, eepc
clally political corruption, oa oxposur.
through the public print. Bad mea fea:
exposure worue than thoy ?fear the law
and that to-day la tho great power of th<
Tho world Is not growing worse. Thos
Who think bo should read history am
(Selected for Tho TImes-Dlspntch.)
"And they worn all filled with tho Hoi
Ghost and begun to speuit as tho splrl
gavo them utterance." ? ? ? Acts 11:4
It Is In tho presenco of the Holy Olios
that wo find the truo union of tho chnroh
Thoro Is one faith, though thoro bo man*
creeds; thero Is ono 'baptism, thougl
there bo many forms of It, Ono Lord
though Ho shines in a thousand differon-l
Unity is not in tho form, but In some?
thing so Hiibtlo ofttlmes that It cannol
bo oxpressed hi Imago or In words.
Out of tho twolvo hundred million of
men now on tho face of tho globo, who
can find two absolutely nlllto In nil
things? Does it over occur to you to ask
whether the.su belong to a common
stock? You do not doubt the unity of
tho humanity, In splto of tho wldo dif?
ference in color, language and creeds.
Bo It Is in tho Christian church. Tho
church Is split up Into a scoro of sects,
but down In tho center of Its heart thero
lies tho common organic nerve which
unitos all Christendom in its worship and
Christians are one, tho whole world
over. Touch tho crosH, and tho church
with unanimous lovo and loyalty rushes
to Its support and defense
Anil what animates and propels the
whole body? Tho spirit of God, tho Holy
Ghost, tho Lord and Giver of life. Have
wo received tho Holy Ghost? Tho ques?
tion does not admit of any hesitation ns
to its nnswor. No man can mistake
tho sun, when ho has soon It, In all Its
glorious splendor. The sun needs no In?
troduction nor vindication. Tho shadows
know it and fleo away, tho (lowers know
it and open their hearts to Its blessing
and all tho hills and valleys know It and
quiver anew with Joy.
Wo may have tho form and not tho
spirit Herein Is a mistake often mado.
You toll mo that the great thing for a
man is to do grood. That Is correct In
Hero stands a train. Of what uno Is It,
unless in motion? How can It go if not
attached to tho engine? It Is useless.
Remembor that. The engine cannot go
without flro and tho train cannot go un?
less attaohed to tho englno, but togeth?
er tho engine and train move, vibrato, fly,
under tho power of light. That light
which was scaled up In the earth thou?
sands of years ago is driving your great
Whon, therefore, you say that a man
must do good, bo kind, and noblo and
forgiving and excellent, It Is well, but
you omit tho Vltnl truth that man can
only do thcse.?tl?jngs aa ho Is Inspired
by tho Indwelling of tho spirit of God.
When the Holy Ghost falls upon us, wo
shall Btlll bo ourselves, but enlarged, on
noblod and developed. Whatever your
power Is now, tho Incoming of tho Holy
Ghost will but carry It up to a higher
expression and significance. And thon
each Individual shall willingly offer him?
self at tho Lord's altar to holp with all
his powers in the Lord's service. For wo
aro at our best only when under His In?
The resources of tho Church will bo
multiplied In proportion as tho Church
onjoys the presenco and power of the
Holy Ghost. Nothing has boon added to
tho earth; only new powers havo boen
given to those who havo sought her se?
crets. Tho electric light wus (us to its
possibilities) In Eden, as surely as it is
hero In our midst to-day. Tho locomotive
la only a new combination and application
of on old principle. Tho locomotivo was
lying beside tho four rivers that llowed
It is even no with tho Blblo. No now
Ihlilo will bo written, but now readers
will como. No man may add ono word
to wliat Is written in that book. But the
"Lion, of the tribo of Judah." will open
It nnd read it as it hus never been read
Wo await the baptism of tho Holy
tGhost. Holy spirit, baptizo us as with
llrol Como to ua and teach us what to
Hx-CongrcKs-man White, of North Caro?
lina, contrary to what his name might
imply, is a colored man and Ida head is
kinky, but that head Is filled with ideas.
Ile Is not now an otllceholdor, and tho
principal buslnesg In which ho Is onguged
Is that of solving tho negro problem. To
that end ho is going about making
speeches to large audiences of colored
peoplo. To ono of thoso lurgo audiences,
before which he appeared a few days ago,
ox-Congressmnn White said: "Own your
own railroads, Buy stock in railroad
linesi obtain controlling Interests, and
make tho policy of thoso roads to suit
yourselves. In accordance with your own
views." Now that Is good. No ono can
deny that as soon as tho negroes buy up
all tho railroads In the South und get
well In tho work of running them to
suit themselves, tho race problem will
bo settled, but in the meantime what Is
going tu become of Piorpont Morgan,
George Gould". QaniueJ Spencqr, John
Skelton Williams and tho poor Vuudcr
bllts? Surely tho ox-Congressman does
not mean to turn them out to dio In the
The Southern Biiiiwuy la to be double
tracked from Washington to Atlanta,
but Hie work Is to bo dono very gradu?
ally,-attention being first given to thoso
localities where the prossuru of trnlih;
and travel is the greatest. The Chesa?
peake und Ohio Company 1ms been pur?
suing this plan for some years, und has
made fino headway. Tho Frederleksburg
mud is proceeding'with ltB VVorK mueh
moro.cxpcilltlously, and will bo the first
double, tracked road completed In Vir?
ginia. The Coast Lino has also double
tracked'a i>urt of Its road, und Is making
progress every day.
Fortune tellers are stilt in vogue In Now
| York. Sumo o? Uiviu aro said to be lit
leaguo with a, gang of desperados?, who
kldnnp ?Iris nnd hold them for ransom.
Tho distressed parents of tho girls go to
tho fortuno tellers to consult thorn, and
those neuto old women protend to cast
a hor?scopo, which "reveals" tho Infor?
mation sought Then negotiations are
opened, nnd If tho money demanded Is
produced, tho mlBshis girl Is sent home.
This notorious mothod of earning money
Is not approved by the public authorities,
and the police are now engaged In bTfcftlt
lng up tho band of conspirators, male and
Holding court In Jackson, Ky., must bo
a plcturosquo affair, Artillery and Infan?
try aro camped near tho courthouse.
Hotchklss and Gatllng guns command tho
publlo roads. Cavalrymen aro scouting
tho country. Nowspapor men send their
dispatches to tho telegraph otllco by n
inossengor who has a military escort,
and a Jury from another county Is to bo
brought In to try Jott nnd Whlto, who
aro charged fwith shbotlng down tho
latest victim In tho feud, which disgraces
and depopulates that country,
Chairman Ellyson enys tho Stato prl
mury election system should bo glvon
a fair trial. So It ought It la dlftlcuH
to sco why It cunnot bo mudo a success
hero, as It Is In otbor Southern States
whero It has been tried.
Atlanta's effort to get tho earth has
met with two setbacks. Tho genoral
olllces of tho Southern Railway will ro?
main In Washington nnd tho shops of tho
Seaboard Air Lino In Portsmouth.
Tom Watson, of Georgia, who claims
to bo tho parent of tho rural free de?
livery system, disclaims parentugo of the
scandals that have followed in Its wake.
Nolther Hill, Gorman, Clovoland nor
Roosevelt engineered tho waters that
overflowed tho Commoner ofllco and tho
balanco of tho State of Nebraska.
Tho world changes and overythlng
changes with It, except tho college and
school commencements. They aro Just
a? they wero fifty years ago.
Tho statuto of limitation ha? closed the
door of tho penitentiary against many a
fit subject, and history keeps on re?
Everybody must admire Mr, Hanna's
agility In handling the back podal whon
tho emergency comes,
Among tho many things to bo thankful
for to-day Is tho fact that wo do not
llvo In Nebmska.
Tho eBtoemed Commoner gets flooded
with something besides subscribers some?
time?water, for instance.
With no Ohio candidate to go before
It, tho next National Republican Conven?
tion will bo a tamo affulr.
If Marconi or somebody olso will Invent
voiceless speech, shy lovers will arise and
call him blessed.
Coney Tsland is greatly enjoying Bos
tock's press agent, tho boss feature of
Tho regular salutation In th? rural dis?
tricts of Virginia la ?"Good morning; have
you been urged to run for anything?"
There has not been so very much rain
so far, but Is has come in such an ac?
commodating way for tho farmer.
Your last yeur'e Panama will do If yon
can't stand this year's price, and can
smooth out tho creases.
Sonator Tfllmun, of South Carolina, has
also gone fishing. At least he is keeping
unusually quiet this season.
From the Church Papers.
Wo love tho hills, they are so aspiring.
It is not only that thoy have forms of
boldness and lines
GLORIOUS HILLS, of beauty, or that
tho coloring Is so
pleasing to tho eye, tho green that shades
off on It asconda Into tho blue that Is
forever above; but that they stretch up
from the world of man's toll and pain,
of sin and tears, and do over reach up
after the thliiga that nro above. ?"There
Is tho wider view, and tho cloarer vision;
thoro Is the relief from weariness, un?I
thorost and peaco of solitude. Thoro Is
tho companionship with tho blue Bky, and
with stars and all things hewt'enwanJ.?
It would bo a calamity to havo ul!
your prayers answered; and If God die
not lovo you,
UNANSWERED PRAYERS. Ho could al?
ways send t?
you that for which" you pray. Bui
whllo Ho hears all your prayers, as o
loving Fathor, Ho answers only thost
that will bo host for you. Would you
take tho matter out of His hands? You
do not know whut Is bost for your Ufo;
you cannot see a step beyond the pres?
ent, so thick are your tears and so little
do you know of what lies beyond, Bui
God Is Infinite In knowledge and Infinito
In His lovo. Therefore, while you pray
for that which you most deslro, fall not
to add, "If It bo Thy will." God loves
you. Whatever olso you forgot, still r?*,
incinbor this. You uro precious In III?
sight. You are His child, ond that which
Is best for you Ho will (lo, and hero you
muy rest your soul,?Southern Church
Not what we are, but what wo would
bo, Is our measuro in God's sight. W-?
muy not bo responsible
AIMING 1IIOH. for our failure to roach
a high uttalnniont, but
wo are responsible If wo fall to strive
toward that attainment. One who take?
as his pattern tho Perfect Lifo, Is likely
to do bettor than ono who only wants
to bo as good as tho un'orugo. It Is In view
of this truth thut Lowell says, '-'Not fall
tiro, hut low aim, Is crime."?Sunday
School Timos. u
No man hns a right to assume that his
conduct will exert no lnfluenco upon
others. Ho cannot Uve te
INFLUENCE, himself If ho would. His
llfo will touch other lives
fur gond or 111, and for tlvHnfluonco thus
exerted ho will bo hold accountable In
tho great day when all ?hen ahull bo
Judged 'according to tho deeds done In
Uto body.?ThQ Examiner. ,
Nor should uny one think of tho flesh.
life and the Spirit life as referring respec?
tively, to tho life
THF SPIRIT LIFE, hero and tho llfo
hereafter. This la
not tho apostle's contrast. Life In the
flesh means a life that moves within the
I'i'ului of self, self-interest and Indnluonce.
with a present world motivo; while the
life ,of tho Spirit la ono spent with the
Christ unitivo and within the sphoro of
.the Chrlstly. It Is here and now,
"Speak to hlni, then, for ho hears.
AS Spirit with spirit miiv meet.
Clo-er is lui than breathing,
And uuurcr than hunds or feet,"'
THE REAL JEW.
EDWARD LEE PELL, D. D.
The Jew has h?d a placo in the world's
consciousness slnco Abraham's day, but
only within the memory of mon now
living has ho begun to ilnd a placo In
tho world's conscience. I say begun, for
while JusUce to the Jow fcfts grown In
our day from a timid whisper to an audi
blo cry. It is not yet ouch a cry as may
bo heard In tho streets. "Think," says
Esther, in ZangwIU'H "Gruhdchildron of
tile Ghotto"?"think of tho part which the
Jew has played?Mosos giving tho world
lte mortality; Jesus, Its religion; lBnltib,
Its millennial visions; Spinoza, Its cosmic
philosophy; RteurUo, Its political econo?
my, Kuri Murx and La Salle, Us social?
ism; Helno, Its lovollest pootry; Aleudols
sc-hn, Its most restful music; Kaehaql, Its
Bltpreme acting?und then think of tho
stock Jew of tho American comlu papers.
Thero lies tho real comedy, too deep for
laughter,'7 Yet tho Jews themselves havo
caught a gllmpso of tho Coming dawn,
"Walt!" says tho Jew, in tliu "Rebel
Queen;" "this Is but a beginning. Walt
Some fifty years. Then tho reign of the
Jews will begin. First In Western Eu
ropo. then in America.For, us
wo havo been brought so low hi a day
of humiliation; wo shall bo exalted so
high In tho hour of triumph."
Tho hate which tho world has always
chorlshod against tho Jew?for that hato
does not dato at tho cross, as Is popu?
larly supposed?--Is only leus romarka?
ble than tho race Itself. "The Jow," says
Sianator Vaneo, In ids address on "The.
Scattered Nation," "Is beyond doubt the
most romurknblo man of thin world?past
or present. Of all tho stories of tho sons
of mon there Ib nono so wdld, so wonder?
ful, so full of oxtremo mutation, so re?
pleto with Hufforlng and horror, so
abounding In extraordinary providences,
so overflowing with secuto romance. There
Is no man who approaches him In tho
extent and character of the Influence
which ho has exorcised over the human
family. His history is tho history of our
civilization and progress In this world,
and our faith and hopo In that which
Is to come. From him wo derived tho
form and pattern of all that is excel?
lent on earth or in hoaven. If, a? Do
Oulncoy says, tho Roman emperors, us
the groat accountants for tho happiness
of moro men and women, more cultivated
than over before, were Intrusted to tho
motions of a singlo will, ltnd a special,
singular and mysterious relation to tho
uccrot councils of heaven, thrice truly may
It bo said of tho Jow. Palestine, his homo,
was tho central chamber of God's ad?
ministration. Ho was at once tho grand
usher to these glorious courts, the re?
pository of the councils of tho Almighty,
and tho envoy of tho divino mandatos
to tho consciousness of men. Ho was tho
priest and faith-giver to mankind, and
an such. In ?pito of tho Jlbo and Jeer, ho
must ever *bo considered us occupying a
peculiar and sacred relation to all other
people of this world. Even now, though
tho Jews have long since ceased to exist
us a consolidated nation, Inhabiting a
common country, and for eighteen hun?
dred years have boon scattered far und
near over the wide earth, thnlr strange
customs, their distinct features, personal
peculiarities and their scuu<*ro.l unltv,
muke tlitm still a wonder und un astonish?
Tho Jew is not without his faults, but
It Is a little remarkublo that very few
speclllo charge? havo over been brought
against him. Nobody ever accused him
of being a disturber of tho peace; nobody
over called him a loafor or a sot or a
quarrelsoino fellow; nobody over wrote
him down In tho criminal class; noboaly
has accused him of lack of benevolence.
Tho world has been content to hato him
for what he is. perhaps, rather than for
anything that ho has done. But no; this
sentence will not pass. Thero Is ono thing
for which he Is hated, and that is his
lovo of money. Yet when wo como to
examine our hearts on this matter wo aro
not suro whether it Is his lovo of money
that Is so exusperutlng, or tho fact that
ho Is constantly getting In the way of
our lovo of money. Not a few thought?
ful men havo come to liollovo that this
arter all is the secret of tho world's ago
long prejudice iigalnst tho Jew. From
Jacob's day, wherever the Israelite has
gone, he has mado money faster than
IiIh neighbors, and for this ho has never
been forgiven. As for tho modern Jew's
lovo of money. It Is a most natural fail?
ing. As a famous Anglo-Jewish physi?
cian once said: "It should not be forgot?
ten that all other means of distinction
have been denied tho Jow. He must riso
by wealth or not riso at all; and If, as
ho woll knows, to Insuro wealth bo to
Insure rank, respect and attention hi so?
ciety, does the blumo rest with him who
endeavors to acquire wealth for tho dis?
tinction which it will purchase, or with
that society which so readily bows down
at tho shrine of Mninmon?"
Tho Jow Is often tho most benevolent
man among- us. "Tho Jewish beggar,"
says Mr. Clemens, "Is not Impossible, per?
haps; such ,-i thing may exist, but thoro
uro few men who can say they have
seen that spectacle. Tho Jow has been
staged In many uncomplimentary forum,
but so fa?* as I know no dramatist haa
done him tho Injustice to stago him in?
a beggar. Whenever a Jow has a real
need to beg his people snvo him from
tho necessity of doing It. Tho charitable
Institutions of tho Jows aro supported by
Jowlsh money, and amply. The Jews
nuke no noise about It; It Is dono cjulot
l.v; they do not nag and "pester and
harass us for contributions; they glvo
us peucu and sot us an example?an ox
amplo which we have not. found our?
selves able to follow."
It Is eald that tho Jows of New York
contrlbutii moro than seven hundred thou?
sand dollarH a year to their own chari?
table institutions in that city; nnd If an
appeal for charity has aver boon mado
in Richmond without Unding a responso
among our Jewish citizens I have nuvor
heard of It, What names shine moro con?
spicuously In charity than-SIr Moses Mon?
tonero and Baron nnd Baroness do
With all their lovo for "the earth" no
people are capablo of higher or nobler
aspiration than tho Jows. "May wo not
dream nobler dreams then than political
independence?" asks Btrelltskl, In "Tho
Grandchildren of tho Ghotto." "For all
poliUcal tndopendonco Is only a moans
to an end; not an end In Itself, as it
might easily bocomo and as It appears to
other nations. . . , Tho restoration of
Palestino or tho acquisition of a nation?
al center may bo a political soluUon,
but It Is not tho spiritual Idea.
Our dispersal has saved Judaism, and It
may yet savo the world; for I prefer tho
dream that wo are divinely dispersed to
biess it, wind-sown seods to fortlllzo Its
waste places; to bo a nation without a
fatherland, yot with a mother-toiigne?
Hebrew. ? Thero Is tho spiritual originali?
ty, tho miracle of history."
Ono of tho most serious charges that
has been brought against tho Jow Is
that ho is not patriotic. It has boon
claimed that It Is Impossible for him in
the hature of things to ho a patriot. In
reply to this charge Mr. Peters has
shown .that oven In countries where He
brows havo been utterly despised thu.v
have never fallad to respond to tho call
to arms, Jt Is well known that during thu
Revolution a lurgu proportion of tho
sinews of war wero provided by patriotic
Jows. Iliivno Solomon, of Philadelphia,
?avo six hundred thousand dollars for
tills purpose, not one penny of which hns
ever been repaid to his heirs, Uenlaniln
Levy, of Philadelphia, and Bonjumln
Jacobs, of New York, were iiinoug Ihu
signets of tho bills of credit for the
Continental Congress in 177H, while Sam?
uel Lyon, of Now York, another patriotic
Jew, signed similar hills itt 1770. Ihiiiiu
Mosoh and Herman Ixtvy, of Philadelphia,
?Inu Jew. Manuel Mordecnl Noah, served
ns an ottlcor on Washington's stuff und
favo ono hundred thousand dollars for
he support of tho army. In an unpub?
lished letter of Jarod Sparks tho story. Is
told that at tho outbreak of tho Revo?
lution Mr. Gomez, a Jow of New York
city, proposed toy organize a company
of soldiers for servico. A nicmbor of the
Continental Congress to whom ho un?
folded his plan remonstrated with him.
on account of his age, ho being then
sixty-eight; but tho old man coolly replied
that he could stop a ballot as woll as a
younger mun, and went his way. As
Mr. Peter? says, tho part which tho Jows
took In tho Into war between tho Btates
was uu conspicuous that It would bo dllll
cult to piek laut tho most prominent men
lu Uu? conflict, oithor on tho Federal or
tho Confed?ralo nido.
In his uvery-dny llfo tho Jew Is re
inurkablo for his law-abiding spirit. Ho
Is never a disturber against tho existing
order of tho land. Tho prison hardly
knows of his existence. Governor Vaneo,
of North Carolina, when pardoning tho
only Hebrew in tho North Carolina pon?
Ilenlhiry, who was serving a teii-yoaru'
lienteiiiro for manslaughter, Indorsed on
,thu document thoso words: "I take pious
uro in saying that I sign tho purdou in
contributed lurgu Hums for tho suppor
of the army In the Held. A. South Caro
part as recognition of the good and law?
abiding character of our Jewish cltl
ftuis, this being tho first ?erlous cas?
brought to my notlco on tho part of that
Judgo Briggs, of Philadelphia, Jn sen?
tencing a Jew to prison for burglary, snldj
You aro the first Israolito I have ever
seen convicted of crime." No Jew wag
convicted of murder In tho United States
during tho first century of tho nation'?
When Mordccnl Noah, on his accession
to the olllco of Sheriff of New York, wa?
taunted with tho remark; "Pity Chris?
tians luivo to bo hung by a Jowl" ho
promptly replied: "rift* Christians re
Sf nV-i?.'1'?? L1K $Krtt'A In the statistic?
?,c""" H-'-Ys Mr. Clemens, "his pres
r u lB,,V0,"Hl>l'-'"oiisly raro~In nil coun?
tries. With murdor and other crimes of
v elenco ho has little to do; jnc.Is a
sinniger to tho hangman, In tlio police
court.,' dally long ro I of 'assaults' and
drunken disorderlies' Ills namo seldom ap
?Aiul all this, Mr. Clemens might have
111 "'','? . " ,H,,lt0, oi t,", rouffh handling
which tho Jew has received at tho hand?
of the world.
I may add that nowhere Is tho Jew a
cumuerer ?f tho ground. Ho Is in every
or ?elenco In which tho Jew Is not In
the front rank. Two thousand years of
oppression luivo left no mark upon his
??ilirhty spirit. H?, BtCPS from the lowest
depths, whero ail thor ?rid fl n*s mud upon
iilin, straight to tho front, aim he ?land?
,',ire'r ] olxddl'ho says, 'thus, and thu2
hivu I done. Give me, toc?no a plue?
among tho Immortalsl' " v
events of the ?)eek
Under ?rief Review*
EVBNTS OF WWKK..W A..Oq
Possibly the Punnsylvanla-Pennypackei
libel law, which makes criminals of car?
toonlsts and Independent editors, espo?
dally tho cartoonists, was modeled uftel
tho laws that prevail In Germany. Ovei
there a cartoonist is llublo at any Urn?
to get In Jail. Lust week a criminal proB.
ecutlon was entered against tho note?!
German caricaturist Heine, because ol
what ls\declarcd to bo u. grossly offensive
cartoon of his make, In which ho repre?
sented Cancellor von Billow Instructing
Buron Speck von Sternburg, the German
representative at Washington, In the art
of servile adulation of tho Stars anil
Speaking of tho odious Pennsylvania,
law, tho Plttsburg Dispatch, ono of th?
ablest papers in the State, ^nd ono that
does not hesitate to epuuk out when need
bo, In ono of its issues of tho past week
tells something new ubout It. The Dis?
patch gives tho origin of tho law. It Bays:
"If the Republican press of the State
Is to put tho responsibility whero It be?
longs," say? tho pnper, "It must bo laid
on tho heads and dictators of tho Stute
organization. Quay, Penrose and Dur?
ham, two of them, actively, tho other by
passive consent and approval, secured th?
passage of this law. Moreover, it wa?
the system they have carefully created
which reduces legislators to tho grade of
puppets that makes such legislation possi?
ble. Tho Senators, Representatives und
Governor aro but incidents of this sys?
The fact that General Joseph Wheeler
created some talk at New Orleans by
wearing his U. S. army uniform while at?
tending the Confederate reunion Is getting
for him much more ndvorso criticism In
the North thun In the South. Tho South?
ern papers are simply saying that the
General ought not to have dono It. not be?
ing required to wear his uniform, and
they aro letting It go at that, while tho
Northern papers of the past week bavo
been devoting much spneo to the Incident
The general Idea seems to be that the.
noted little cavalryman rather overdid
tho effort to show how tremendously re?
constructed ho luis become.
In Springfield, Mass., a very Interesting
"labor question" awaits solution, and tho
eyes of u goodly part of tho country will
be turned In that direction for a whllo to
come. The very strong und wealthy eon
c? rn of pistol mnkers. known as Smith nnd
Wesson, consisting of D. B. Wesson and
his sons, has determined that no member
of any union shrill have employment In
their "works. They have been doing bus?
iness for nearly half a century and have
never had a strike. During tho past year
"unlnnlnm" has been making headway
among their employes, and when they
found thut several hundred of their work?
men wero about to organizo in thut way,
thoy discharged all their men. with a
notlco that those who do not belong to a
union will be ro-employed.
Tho high price to which cotton has
snared la still having Its effect upon tho
cotton Industries of the country, and tho
indications now are thut many cotton mill
operatives In various parts of tho coun?
try will have to spend nn Idle summer,
which will be bad, not only for them, but
for ninny other people engaged In other
lines of business, Last week tho Granito
ville Manufacturing Company, o'f South
Carolina, sold Its stock of raw cotton,
nniountlng to 8,000 bales. Tho munugora
figure that by selling the cotton and clos?
ing the mills until next full they will
clear "?70,000, whereas to continuo to run
under present conditions the figures would
all have to bo mado on the other side of
tho ledger. An attempt Is to bo made to
reopen tho closed Lowell mills this week,
and If It Is not successful, us seems prob?
able, tho mill companies will throw their
stucks of raw muterlul on the market and
lut their mills remain idle tho bulanco of
Dr, K. Benjamin Andrews, thon prosl?
dent of Brown University, was one of
tho noted men who In 1SSH1 went to tho
free silver Idea. He was then and In 1000
as firmly In favor of sliver as Mr. Bryan
himself. Dr, Andrews la now tho chan?
cellor of thu University of Nnbruska, nnd
lives In Brvan's own State, but tho other
?lay ho renounced free sliver ut tho 10 to
i ratio and announced his conversion to
the gold standard theory. Ho makes a
clean breast of It till, admits his error
and completely goes buck on his friend,
Colonel Bryun. Among other things. Dr.
"From tho advice of tho groatost geol?
ogists, both In this country und In Hu
rope, and tho opinions of tho practical
miners of Colorado, whom I saw when I
was in Colorado In 1S93, I believed tho
greatest outputs of gold worn past. I nm
willing to admit that it was an ustoundlu?
mistake and thut I w.-ia in great and in?
excusable error. I now believe tho pres?
ent enormous output of gold will con?
The most Interesting event In Virginia
during tho past week waa tho coming of
the storm clouds nnd the falling of the
ruins. There has been a plenty of rnlu,
and tho hopes of the furmera;ha>?'0 been
removed from zero to a high notch. How
over, much damage that cannot be re?
paired by work had been dono before
tho ruina carao, Aa au exchange Pujfi,
"When tho number of cloudless day?
und nights comea to bo counted up for
April and May of tho year 1903, and the
number of days without ruin, In this part
of the country, a record will bo establish?
ed, wo guess, to e?iual which tho mem?
ory of the oldest Inhabitants will be taked
In ii'iiln. It bus ?been. A phenomenal ex?
perience In tho weather line, und It? costs
to. the agrlc-ulturo of the yeur ucfyot to
be determined. v, p. W,