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REV. DR- TA-MA3E ON 23USj
E c h O n e D m e s 1 1 e r e G d v ' ,+ : "
Pulpits-Editorial it -p. =: -
In a previ-.:s dsco
mage having s ho' t p
of tLe secular "-re i: is"
speaks of the
papers. His te:
and lifted up'm e
and behold a .:_in.
In a dreamt
thing rolled up
the heavens. I: e.
message. It or.o e
wings. It has ma
destiny of nai . E Sou
will look up 'ou w
many lying rci. Ty e"c
with great speed a;d have mess;
fox all the earth. T .e ilying ro. s
this century are the ne ,s :oers Ct
carry messaze hu--' m nd dil.
They will decide t::
There are in th: Uniad ?cr-e
20,000 ne wspapers The .
newspaper of which I am - .
was born 19 vears .
seven years ago. l th b :ne
has grown to about 2u...i
and, by the ordinary
ing the readers c f a pa te",
10,000,000 readers. U.e t -
blest with many re n
edited by c:onsecrated %
their contributors were t e ablest a '
best of all professions and occu :o
Some of those j ;urnals for alf a ce:
tury had been drooping their gene:c
tions unpn the nation, an they i
on and will continue to live c uti
there will be no more use for t
mission, the world itself haviog be
come a flying roil on the tempes~s of
the last day, t nit out of existence
There will be no more use for s*ch
agencies when the world :'eass be
cause, in the spiritual state, w e s, i
have such velocity that we can _atuer
for ourseleves all the newos o heave;,
or, seeing some world in co: !hgration
may go ourselves in an instant to ex
amine personally the scene of disas
Was there room for another relisi
ous journal in this land, ai;eady far
ored with the highest style of religious
journalism? On, yes, if undenoniia
tional, plenty of room. Ncthing can
ever take the place of the denomina
tional newspaper. When the minlle
nium comes in, it willfid as may'
denominations as there are now. Pe,
ple, according to their temperaments.
will always prefer this or that fora of
church government, this or that stye
of worship. You might as well ask us
all to live in one house as to ask us al;
to worship in one denomination or to
abolish the regiments cf an army in
order to make them one great host.
DE OniNATIONAL PAPERS.
Each denomination must have its
own journal, set apart especially to
present the charities explain the
work and forward the interests of that
particularsect. The death of one de
nominational journal is a calamity to
all the other denominations. I Wor id
almost feel that a great misfortune
had hapoened me if The Christian In
telligencer of the Reformed charch
(my mother church) did not come to my
house every week. for I was brough'
up on it, and it has become a house
hold necessity. Such a denomina
tional journal had better be'
edited by some orne who rccked
in the cradle of thai, church aud,
ordained at her altars, having be
come venerable ini her service, sits
spectacled and wise and, with rtear:
full of sacred memories, address s toe
living of today. In the most s scred
crypt of our memory stands the s tatuie
of the religious editors A bel Stevens
and Joshua Leavitt and the royal
family of the primes Irecous and
Eusebiuts. while others linger on the
banks of Jordan, where they will not:
have long to wait for Eli jah's chario*,
and when they go up, if we still be
sitting at our editorial desks, we wl
cry out in the me~norab'e words. "My
father, my father, the chariot of Is
rael and the horsemen thereof
But, then, there are great move
ments in which all denominations
wish to join, and we want more unde
nominational newspapers to marshal
and advance and inspire such more
ments. Yet such journals nave a dif
ficutf task, because all Chris aan men,
if they have behaved well in their de
nominations, for some re ason prefer
the one of their natural and sniritua
nativity and even looking off upon
the general tield and attempti. g wider
work, will be apt to look at things
through denominational prefernce
and to treat them with a denommna
tional twist .
In the issuing of the religioun j-r'n
al whose seventh anniversiry I prea ch
that difficulty has been met atAd over
come by the fact that its publisher is a:
Methoais and in its editorial rooms
there are a Presbyterian, an Episcopa
lan and a Congregationalist, and a
line of denominational prejudice inI
editorial or reportorial column wouldj
run against immediate protest
Against John Wesle-i s "Free Grace,"
or Calvin's "E:ernal Decrces." or Bis
hop Mcllvaine's "Canionicals," or Dr.
Bowling's "Baptistery," from years'
end to year's end not a word is written
or printed. On all these subjects wej
have convictions, but undenornina
tional journalism is not the place to
state them. He who tells all he knows
and expresses all he he thinks on all
occasio~n and ia all places without re
ference to the proprieties is a boor or
a crank and of no practical service~
either to church or state.I
THE UNDENOJEINATI0NAL mEss.
Undenominational journaaim is
absolutely necessary to de-monstrate
the unity of the Christian world.
Wide and desperate attempt is maode
to show that the religion of Jesuts
Christ is only a battleground of sect~s,
and the cry has been: 'If you-"ant
us to accept your religion, agree, gen
tiemen, as to what the Chr.stianr
ligion really is. This denonuination
says a few drops of water dripping
from the end of the aingers is bapt .
and another demands the su~e
gence of the entire body. Tison
prays with book, and inat one m->kes
extemporaneous utterance . The re
tcr of one delivers his serm-ni a
gown, while the backwoocs pree ae
of another sect addresses the' peopei
his shirts sleeves. Some' of your -
nominations have the majeti domin
ant in the service and o~hr s'
city. Somne of you thiu- i-~ t: 1
all eternity some m re prewi
to be saved that from lle
ers were doomed." Noi:i
ness of Young Men's Chri da- w
tions and tract socieesa .
school unions and pro-c un- d -rd
nominational journais tosowy
falsity of the cLa-ge iP-at we. are -
ing among ouirselves bygtern
Christian denominations, ona one M
- form or launching theui
ment of all Christendo afo e
style of religious prin
Unity, complete ui: -
any other arm-y on ear. -
ly united under one ia -
by one sentiment and db
mander as is theer
Christ ecommands ;.1teto
denominations of Chritas
are going to shout toget2er i a n
1' '' '' :_ _ i
u l s.. J
*~-f U .e cr:'s U 0e a.C~ "
S a' s the: is-. r-oi i f ita 'Oi~ t.LS
j Yir" that '-'auds f V :b-rty 6,
L2t~'. to L"..:'k ' us bet --e t is or
tr Iln. ofusil,
mA.il a ;3 sf n-.'.r)a orc Is
Th 'c :u jIIZao :_s t nr'vtrshry 2 prnn:ch has h1. fo
itsi O- rd L ouii n r one who in'
' arc-s rv xo-~eriec--d j 1a the op
ac-tie. His ather, an exile~ from is
rs e la id .-,cause ci his opir:.octs
ts tmo-r-'y con sa:d,1s life :^.
er ihd i 'ed on itrim-.n~ aci bo o
ado-- cou-a rob lu a c- Na Li-a y F- s
':_ 3"-S r0lh i" !h 0 a-'p"'C i
a .bert . 1h. r-ios: or us ar u,
si .:d Fromn t:1050 '
3;:.: S UlirnS'raali zod re :..gu s
prs-'~ and the e'Jitor_ c :cs b'
c -e: own~ which d-ire
to anty attempt ag is to put onta
sackles The movement has started
for ,he dem~olition of all t-' ttran1s
cf church and st-ate. R-l: ;ions news4
papers riu~t stand shoulder to shou:
der in this ricty march- for Gal and
the wcorld's rescua.
OLD FASIONED EVANGELISM
Again, on t-',is seceAts a,, itv ersr I
i say tnea:; is rcoom for a religious pa
s~~~ ~ ~ *'.S."_, _it ~ .
rIL'. a'fr ch rej. -.
* a N ecz d y a d 4 1ra 'r . r i h Lir r uC :P:
ch-;as ''c' "'.3 Tee 'e' a "p t
-h ecrue :ca!s '~ t" 13: pa':- 'pstn
.,: ci' ''xe wn'to L'xr- s>
tb "a o o a" ; abr u
pens o _1 X-rc tan. txie' mna? :re1i
ke0>- jm.~ Li":?n to become scero, m 3.r-''
aD'! u.-uuna.ory of th: se who a:;dree:i roihm vsI l e
ro -:ivat0LS there are dusappooa:e
n' nu~e who put mean t ings in r
:x.-;ous newspapers a? out ministersj
and o- er promiuent Ch ris-tian wor:
era. U : uccsful men a:nd wsrn
never like succ_-ssful men and Tvome.
.ere are ed cr. and r D.)rters w
-as'ea'd :f wv::.;!inr Wit,- ink, dip their
!)-;s i oil of v it ro lo: iitDoai- .
-i . .... ._ -_x1 . " ! . " 1 . .
b:to iu."+e Set ,t. Z t e
o e eieo Caris isC~a e .:02:
uor wr0aompaar no
uu: _ . :.ti e t"i , ..l "J:! . -. d one
Daai t ILth to7 have
S .: 1 : " B ' D o 1
:0, ''r a ,
a:1a~~ a '.;.. s C- (2 01_ over
m"" as a:_ citer, tidnity a: a
. d -; -Le : ..s i 1 or it as \' .1
Gre's "D ~ 1 w ce Upo Me"i
e mea;'= I . ajri s th . eoe , c
.aM c atB. ris au JaZ ,
* e ig ro. wH'ch r'ral 'h of
et i sa uolsad & r iearago,3
r " rithe t sn e - !D n ever
.atr to.u ad t bi, and ang
f'" :y is varentspiMgpesstn
Tr e rs ivf"td, wl:l o uad to
v. e. bir CC"! skorns t ;e->:o
V' t; a o2Vt asC' kzli'A
o" 'ad' "nt. '-An i v the dead,
nnai uagat. stn byforUAd, ad:
A C-APTe2 0- A JCIDENTS.
t>:r'- ba-g 'anne H-1.'a ier Vuil ~Shsie
It is'-''serce old str:; in Oeang-i
tar"-r rather zwo stories-the ever
ready pistOi aod the burninz of a ne
r) coild in' a rouse where it ad' been
by ivts parents
s'e series of accidJents as told by the
3:.. eb irg corr'spOmdent of the Co
Nel R':str i3 asoJI as follows
L~re '' ( y morning " numboer of i
-o ' :eroes who se~ thir time
- at.g oYte str'e s C c i to goj
>ui i :1ew Ods '77dS"O yea other
wha thy could do, when it c~rne to
&!.ig es T-ay supplied thea
*vw-isg : a'd as ot :-:
e .J t r "'." t'ey dJ or whe'rei
ysen as ot k ia Whn iut rd
tnec.-er,--o bl," atcuig n gro'
x''IS i: de ' 'i pri d:red!
.i-rse sos Ja Ri." , a x'cucgj
*e -' o7i i-1 fai, b R"1a saysl
wr~ tiv Ue Ci: t"" o3St sttruk
1:s i. th el iLe re-'uted fatal
po: or d.rac, ba n t s stnali'rej
4d doiCg sil "So a'oali" has;
> nars. n is nw bihind theJ
Ta th fatn'liar o s oryr: that,
>flavn "i negro children by
arned to atta s.,cuId a ire start.
I"use o a i ei hab.>uto onej
a half els fro ' Orangeburg, on
I'B-l 'raproad. c'iant nre andI
're a t> h 'round, with a child
U i:. De-' 'the eaidre" r:ere barc
y r~ yt "Ie~ ,Uh "rt~ s c the
o~r .i r?b.1li*.r Tae ahe
: :I \"" "er '"-tc a' :a inc O\'t.::e
ut.~ isyfa c'm:-e a1. .e
c o,-c' 1'Jr'ougn? Li" front dc'r.
n iitoa bs~a: rcim those that
C "e "he 'e literally baking
hea :ancesrrive:d. ""'e1
ca:c : al apro1ch from the
rou. d a u icir nd w was brekenj
e~ hc :rhe InrS larger
a "O"ase ju-t in fime to1
"Iab from' crr-mation. That hen't
' so'i ' ' s>'iha it was 'abslutely
3:eaib~ c"-re h' ba'by, which
av' i n'es ' " roa ' rai've. Ita
a 1 7 p- !-- r.SS al152z cut .3
tours tro ci: "as Ul :angebar" have
'no'm~i 'rkn ZaprO . . .
on t t eCostLite d~p' early1
idyGrni": to :neet meohi
L: ,ris eprteta d
M ' J~ .nU '-',awedadkon
GT lis:: on" na'net
- 1' -ey.
I'~- r' - "
. ., .. s a .E -. -s .e -
'C tl'is is'se tee " -ing Cnfed
-.. ^;-s ^te be n accused of de
i . s)' parts'n to the south,
"d arr1 - 'ist advarc":r 'the in
t-res to to')ec who have histories for
, ro-e. to it r-solved:
T w e have .,o p -cu'niary inter
es' in a::y history, acd emphatically
al that we desire is that
ii trut 'e p ulhed in r.gard to the
2 T "'t f;ut ..:ht for the prir cipirs
l i -eif gocverinme'nt and 6tate'si
.:tierso :: a. d
: , by 'ahu, Llee and
hl1' utJ.rn St tmen, and in op
e by Ha-nilton,
V V : a C nthers.
T::t "e have reason to beii".e
a.a saieiient tahrt ;s not being
:udeb our so itern people anid
esurc tiv by our teachers to educate
tie ; o'na p -ple in the true c. .ses
Sle to t:.e war and that th':re is
a "-r that in adcp:irg the northern
p'oiur ciation, etc., they imbibe north
em opiCtons also.
4 That the war is an important and
intezral part of the history of this
c->untry and cannot be blotted out and
that for the south to be silent simply
aea s enJ iag tn iortaern ac
5. Taat r.1e t the State board
of educatioa, whenever practicable, as
a clear. coric:se statement of the
"cssus beill" to incorporate into the
South Carolina h stories copes of the
oayths taki-n core and since the war,
-6i a er txplatiatory reiarks.
Oith bfcre the war: '"Ido solemn:
' shear ()r llecm) that I will be
satilul and true ailegiance bear to
the State of South Caro!iua, so long as
I may continue a citizen thereof; and
that I am duly qualiied. according to
the constmi loni of this State, to exer
cise the cili;e to whien I have been as
'oin'ed- and tha:. I will, to the best of
ny abilit es, discharge the duti-s
thereof and preserve, protect and de
feLd t-e constitution of this State and
of the United States, so help me God."
Oath efter t:ie war: "I do solemn
ly s. ear (or alirm as the case may be)
that I am duly q ialiti:d according to
the constitution of tae Uuited States
and cf this State, to exercise the da
:ies of the office to which I have been
electd (or appointed) and that I will
faith ully discharge, to the best of my
abilities the duties thereof; that I re
cognize the supremacy of tne constitu
tin.i and laws of the United States
over the cons:itution and laws of any
Sta:e, and that I will support, protect
a'd defend the coustitu:ion of the
t ..ited States and the co nsitutiou of
South Carolinr, as ratided by th~e peo
ple on the 16.h day of April, 1883. Sc
x.ep me~ G'od."
63 Tnat unt.il this can be done we
sugges toat the State b ma'i of educe
tion have leaflets, containing tne twc
oaths, with explana:ory rem'arks
printed and sent to each county super
inteadeot of edacation, to be distri
buted aong the achois
7. That we urge on the teachers of
lhe State tha importance of educating
tue childrena thurourhiy in regard to
t'a causes whic led to toe war'.
8. That while we nave sccented in
goed faith the oath reaognizing the
sumprcnacy of the constitutiona of
th; United States over that of any
S-ate, in jas:ics to ourselves and the
herresi anu paat--iots w'hosleep on many
a bloody battledield on accountof their,
deosion to the "Lost Uause," we d~e
sire to pu'. ourselves on rt cord as hav
ing nothing to be ashamed &. and
everythe? to be prou:! cf and still be
li' ve that s.ur ca~ee -vas holy, justt and
9 That the Columrbia State, Charles
ton Netvs and Courier end our county
papers be reqmested to publish these
resolutions add thait s copy be sent to
the .3tate superintendent of education.
S. P. Dendy,
F. V. M.r'ic. Sec and Treas.
MARTIN THORN CONV'CTED.
iIs Accaseticn of 'n Nsck. avaided Him
M irtia T bore was convicted Wed
sdm t Ne r York of murdem in the
degi ree in1 killing William Gal
eaurpe, his predleccssor in the asiec
'(n's of Mrs Augusta Nack, at Wood
d- L I. on Jane 25. At the re
onest of Thorn's counsel the passing of
e' dJeath sentence wansde-ferred until
nert Friday mo.rnin;r. Thorn heard
th jarymen polled on their verdict,
~ut eis face inever chaceed color dur
aus th trymeI ordeal. With Iip. ti-,n
y compressedi, and jaws hard set, he
fced the Judg'e. jur'y and Court roo~n
all of pctauors, with well feigned
Ahbout three weeks ago Thorn's dirs:j
~riIl on the charge of murd-r was be-I
turt, but o''icg to the illness of a jurorj
t had to be abarndoned after three
days. A second triut onened a weei<
triee days on which the Court did not
t tn-a con.sumed six ditys ony.
rs Nrcr :sirony during tne
n's rialmade'i cm -nulsory for Tior'i's
'-Vyer to e ar thei 11:- of defence
ni tauc 2"nd trial, ad hae: manide at
ErCt 'c a:rirs Mrsk. Nack, aidj
n aite tha he ieze conresion
aa li, adt tha sheherselY was the
.stigatr ar d percetrator of the mu
Ie. norni b-ing 'gnorant of the ki ll
ugun'il G-uideesuppe had been shnot
bv irs. Nack. The woman was not
reduc-d dJuring toe srco.ad tr-a, b.ut
['nor 'itc on the star.d acd sub::tan
aed at-: assertions made by his
a- e.:; ao the micnifjes's gulisi
terr.as te rCit shows, did uo
nave t're des~red effecct upo n he rv
cortofg L er Howe began a sum-2
ni g~ ', 5a -half of Tluorn . Judge
ax's c.ar~-e was cereallyv pre
ami nd :Ddlivred Ii: -'as a
chdedby he .lwesfo
d'&impartial T. jur remne .d 'n
ela -rtion jt treehorwe
are' read' to reaer a verda! -4
ac:o thiTr-t. remig out' -so lO'kg
',hr t ~- dce t asrLch
ccepto pyea from her w:n ch wili
.y: 5 7 nd q p1
95. eS dto(:2 a ' s,
c-Aparil 19, 1',:; i 174223. -v
nionrs th en n Fedm r o risons.
.. . an army Oi ....'
At t dae of surrende- to'- arm s
stood: United States. 1.U0J 51: Con
feJlrate States 272 0925
F,-omn the c lic of the Adjutant
Gerira of :he United S ates July 15,
Total enlistment- in 1union army ... 277 .
Indi:tans (to be le ucte1; ..... - ~ >:U
Negroes to be deducted 17. 75- J.'-2.50.'
Total enl-t ment of White mer. 9
Wti e so:Tifers furni-he-i to l nit.d
S:ate- ::rmy by secedin.: sta'es... ' N9
W hi:e - lier' furnishe.I the Lnited
S :ate' army by n.n.-seced"nr
Tota, troop: furr he-1 nital -steb
army by -lave ho ling state.. 1>.1
Number (:' torei-ners i: led
G ermian ................... .......... .
Ir:-h ....... ...*....... .............. 1 ; .-3 0
lUritish - ericans....................... -
S g - .................................... 4r>,50 )
T otal .................................... 41 1::'i
A-ll to this white troops from the
south, and negroes ................... 4.5.5,414
Total........... .......... No
Thus it will be sern that the Feder
at army was much larger thns the en
tire Confederate States army without
drawing a single nian from the North.
New York with......................... .. . n
'ennsylv ania with....................... 2.j,.
Total outun:abering the Confed
erstes) ..............................78 .7 I
Illinois With...... ................... 259 0'
Oh with ..... ........................... ";:;,.1)
I diana with .............................. t1 N
Total (outnumbering the Confed
erates ............................... 7 , 1
New Enr and states................... .1G2
slave _:a:tes............................... 16,421
Total ,'outnumbering the Confed
era e= ................................ 9-' 6 9 ;
States west of the Mississippi River,
exclusive of Missouri and other
southern states, enlisted........... :09,.r
Delaware, New Jersey and District
of Columbia............................ 10-~ ' 2
Total...................................... 415,1 ",
This shows four armies as large or
larger thau the entire Confederate
army, The largest muster roll of the
Confederacy for troops ready for du-y
at any one tin a was January 1. 1S64;
First Texas lost at Sharpsburg. "'
Twenty-First Georgia lost at Ma
na:-s s.......... ....................... ';.
Twenty-Sixtn North Carolina icst at
Sixth MIississippi 1 st at. 5hiloh...7.
Eighth enne-see lost ot M1urfressboro M
Seventeen1th South Carolin:a lost a'
Fifteenth \'irginia lost at $harpshurg 55.
Germans in Franco-Germ-an war..... ::.1
The Austrians in wr~r of 1S>.... 2
The allies in the Crimea............ :;
Con feerates.................... 9
Tais is the larg~est pronortion of any
mad'-rn army that .fell arcund its
Nunbar of Coatederate soldiers in
Northern prisons, 220.000; number of
Northern soldiers in Southern prisons
The death rate in Nort~bern prisons'
was 12 per cent : in Southern prisons!
it was less than 9 per cent.
These prison statistics are taken from
the rertort of Secretary Stanton made
July 10 1866, and corroborated by the
report of Surgeon-Genera. Barnes the
The Grand OMd Bnmbua.
The Republican party insisted in
189S that there was need of currency
reformn and the people of the UnitedJ
States were quite willing to agree, ia-I
asmuch as the currency is exactlyi
wha t i be R-publican party made it.
Bu whilej R-ubjiem, restored to
porer, still talk of need of currency
reform they discover that they have
no plan or are fruitful in ot-jection to
suca nian as is non-oilcially suggest
ed. When Cleveland, tormaintain the~
gold reserv-e,isyued interesi.-bearing co
ligations the R-publican party cried
cut against what they decribed as an
illicit proceeding. Tney represented it
as impolite as well as illicit, and now
they tnemiselves are talking of issuing
long time gold bonds to redeem d
marnd notes bearing no interest. Bu t
even as to this program there is no
unanimity. The only agreement in
tne nremoises seems to be that whi'e
ther'e is need for Repuolican reform ofc
the currency created -by R-publIicans,i
there cught not at this time be any at
tempt W.such reforni jest it mnizat be I
unpcpular. The Republican party is
a grand old humbrug. It c'eates a IC
situ ation whic9. needs reformation and
regains po wer on the promise th~at it i
will reform, and when it has seizedj
thte spoils and increased the taxes i
leaus bac~k confessing practically that
it has no intelig.ent plan of reform I
and that if it had it has not thie cour
aze to carry it into execut ion. Tne ,
par:y will not retire the greenoseck,je
it will not au uorize the increard
of national bank eirculation, it will
mnainta~rn the situation exactly as it ex
ists, a sitaation which. a vear ago i
said was unendurable. But it was
mg hty s wif t in the passaze of. a pro
tcrion meaure more drastic tnan
any ever before ventured by this o
g-gation of spoilsmen. -Chicago
Wail ei a Georgia Editor.
Here are a fevwhinms that a Geor-gia
paper has very r-ecertly given to its 1
delinquent subs5crbers: Woo:1. on ~
subsciption would be acceptable now'. I
-We feel grateful to lot of .cur suo s
scribe:s who remrembered us with aje
dlths week. Say, cat yuLI
br. ' us a lea of w~mod on yur sub
s.::puo wnen.t youi~ com-e 0 o tn I
ilbe ighby louesome up. 'tee
v~a t any n~oe thisl -:it
.. u. mr. !": .: z ' i ou after dele
taa _.I?.f I. ',r os ha.e -:Mited, ,':1d c~n
CreM o .so hi al: T n .
preg i is frety cri.icised 'Y
-L::- Or his wanti of ap
prioC.?O Io e 'mn aiLd bro:ie-, and
we are '. tid nt .J w'ite p)litc.acs
or rounders could be more i-iportu
Hae tao the ne.-ro pie hunter,. The
president has thrown a nurnoer of slic
es of pie of various sizes to the colred
contingeut, but the cry is, still they
core. The demand daily gathers force,
ad the clamor is made all the more
disagreeable to the presidential
ear Py reas:z of the fact that
th, negro liad:=s, following the
example of the white leaders, are
sqbuobing aa'ong tnerns2lve over the
qestion of the distriuutiUn of the
patro' age. Oc.e reazo2 given fur the
extraoruinary rush of c Artd offi'e
st kers :s that an un pree.dented prof
iuacy of ante elec:ion promises was
indulged in. It is ssid that the hopes
of the negroes were never raised so
high since the days of the "!orty acres
ad a mule" delusion, and certainly
there seems no question that McK'nley
is "pestereu cy tne n.egro as never a
president was so "pestered" before.
Verily, the fourteenth and fifteenth
rutndments have made the negro an
'ld man of the tea" to the R-:publi
can party. In one respect, ho sever,
tne negro viewed ia that b1ght differs
from his prototype. Tre more hilari
ous he becomes-on promises-the
dro erhe clings.-Rienmund Dispatch.
Too Mach Legies'atioe.
in a recent rumber of the Atlantic
1Iontbuy, Mr. E L. Gdlkin, editor of
the Ye ,v York E rening Post, has an
able article on "rne Decline of Legis
latures," in which he contenas that
one of the defects of our, system of
overnment lies in the great nuiber
of its legislators and the frequency of
legislation. Taking the state of Ar
kasas for 1893, four states for 1894,
ten states for 1593 and the rest for
1S).> (bocaus- the state legislatures do
not all meet the same year, and some
only once in two years) Mr. Godkin
anus that the total number of ac:s and
resAlutions p ased was 15,73J. These
were passed by state legislatures alone.
in addition to these, congress in its
session of 1S95-96 passed 457 acts and
resolutions. The amount of work
turned out is really not surprising
when the number of legislators is con
sicered. There are no less than 447
n:.ional legislators and 6.575 state
legislatcrs-in all 7.625, exciu
sive of coua ty, city an' all other
iocal a'uthoritiesc a pable of pass
ng rules or ordinances. At this ra
io of hgislators to population, 4.000
at least sould as engageA on the la -s
>2 rat Brttin, wituout any pro vis
on for India and tne colonsics, 3.800
oi tihose of France, about 5,000 on
hose of Germaany 3.000 on those of
:aly. Gsdkin thiuks that annual
essions of state legislsture5sare an
vil. It :s better to have sessions only
nce in two years; and once ia nye
ears, according to Mr. Gad kin would
e better still.
The~ Fension Grab.
The annual report of the Commis
ioer of Pensions, H. Clay Evans,
o the Secretary of the Interior, says
hat the pension roji has not yet
bgun to show~ any diminution,
hough it had been anticipated by his
redecessors in oficee that such would
e the case. Seven widows of revola
oary soldiers, and nine daughters
f revolutionary soldiers are still on
he rolls. As to the finances of the
ureau, the report states: "The
~mount disbursed for pensions by pen
ion gents durin:g the year was $139,
39 249.12, and the amount dishursed
y Treasury settlement was $1->0,475.
l3. a total of $139,949,717 35. ThisI
xcteds the arsntet disbursed durngj
L ns:al year 1896 by tibe soim of $1,
S84 9S0. 181. If the 14C71 certinea~es
vhich were heldl in this bureau un il
Jly 1, 1$97 hai been izalid to t ej
>esioni agzents deilr. ttme rscal 3 earJ
er woul 1:ave required tirst p~'y
er's amcuat. t 3091,691, 'e
des the anua vatue, wao-a wouid
'o have be ' charge upon the ap
o ~ riin.Ts a uat s"Ced to i
ction for ne av est' of pnsiors S
-.0. m snows tha:. t?*(atios
he -osavd ae notr s'o' c.i d and- E
ag~ pay fcr their valuable s-rvices- r
k i Own kri&t f.rm
Tne anniouncement of B.ojurnin M.
ackoorn, ed':or of the Deauy Coc
ercil of A tla~at5. of his candidacy
r the Demecer:c a na~tionl for
ongress t: su cc d Col " r nsto, u .
onm the alilanta ditrct, tu "ou a .
en' pltrm . Aftr declaring hin .6
If i is. c r of thn extrert e ime'-cre-,
:ion of the CLhie o piator. he
ds to it this: "I beli-eve inai=a
crat ha~ving some ideas of h'so
ad I favrs a rat manyl 'things Lui I
elive to be fruitful of good results~
>my rneore at asre not to. be fo~
t~ e platform. I a- in 'j
-:.hing " u a~ :or the tou i-run-,
cause I odieve trnat it is our reig- r
-us duty to k'ap Southtern h'on-'s pure
d un.wiled. I b-lieve the S'outh
as'' tnlex six's and that the A
nticont o he pep a ilssti
er adsaet Ho- t
-e--i'ol the' seco-d i
7-d in"n with abul- 1
t e ~nali of t.e ba12 Ia
- ..l w ndig uim22 (ln-: ojs:y
- uler Th uga crcecdI
eat ini c;ure. It is sad all three Ila
ACYAL PAKM\!: "A'DR CO., NEW YORK.
A Suvereign Remedy.
The large number cf recent bank
failures, in several instances for enor
nous amounts, varying from $500,000
to $2,000,0U0. a great portion of which
:omisted of the hard earnings of what
s known as the p2orer classes o! our
people, sugeits, as perhaps the most
pretic..l way ut preventing the re
:urrence of fu. ure disasters of a like
-harac'er. the appoication of the Chi
ness remedy inflicted upon the occa
sion of the first bank failure in the
Celt stial Empire, when, the following
morning the bodies of the bank offi
cars were found swinging from the
iamp posts in front of the building.
That happened over 2,000 years age,
siad there has never been a oank fail
are in Cnina since The remedy is
evere, bat the medicine need easy be
taken voluntarily when the patient
willingly takes the consequences.
Something must and will be done to
put a stop to this high handed tniev
ry of robbing the honest, confiding
and unsuspecting public. Imprison
ment in the penitentiaries has been
tried until they are all full, and the
wearing of the stripes is no longer
considered a stigma of disgrace for
merely dependent widows and help
less orphans and kindly turning them.
over to the ten der care of the alms
housEs. And yet, with full knowledge.
o> all this, the golden calf woiship
ping Secretary cf the Treasury would.
Lot only increase the powers of these
heartless, bloodsucking shylocks, but.
would give them absolute control of
the banking system of the country..
Is it not time for the people to rise in.
tneir might and power aad demand.
that a halt be called.
A Vorrect View.
Leading Democrats of Ohio have
ecided not to enter into any coalition
to elect a Repuoiican in place of Han
na. They declare that since they can
not elect a Democrat, every political
unsideration urges them to let Han
ta secure a seat in the S.nate, as his
>rsecc in tnat national boay is cal
:ulated to harai tne Republican and
ielp the Demiocratnc party more than
say thing else imat corid mapen. So
ne rspects are that Mr. Han~na will
iceaieve the ocj .er of his ambition,
siLh a comiertable sense thlat he is
iy allo wea to reach it because he is
rgerded as a "horrible example" ana
he worst possible man for tnle place.
Ne are glad that the Demorcrats of
)Zio t-ke this sensible view of the
aatter, ad will not assist the Repub
icans ot :hat SLate to unload Hianna
t.s an c o ject lesson Hanna has no
qual in t'e counitry, and we are de
1.wated to anow that he will be on ex
uinition in the Ui.ea States Senate for
ix y ears longer. WV e wonid De glad to
~ee a Democrat in the United States
knate from Onio but as a Republican
as 1o be elected we are glad that
ianna is to be tne man. By the time
tis six year's term expires, he will be a.
tencn in the nc~ strusa of the nation,
nd a rankling thorn in the side of
he grand old party.
Wali street Paic stricken.
The enlightened capitalists of Wall
treet, who arrogate to themselves the.
xclusive privilege of managing our
ublic affairs and control the finan
ial destinies of the nation, always un
er British dictation, gave a strikiing
vidence of their superior wisdom and
kill as~ safe and reliable financiers
then upon a mere rumor of the prob
bilty of war with Spain being circulat
d, there was a break in the market
ausing the loss of $40,000,000 to the'
olders of securities in a single day
nd almost creating a panic as disas
-ul as that cf the celebrated "Black
'riday." This would be a fine coun
y judeed, were it governed by the'
&ylocks of Wall str'eet and Wa I
rteet inlibences5 It would b: a cow
rd coun try, a pawn broking couz~try,.
country re'ady 10 seli its rnom rfr
turn upon the ste.ck board, a coun
y u:ntit far liberty and sel! goera
~No: aGold Democrat.
Mr. B:-yan tells a gocd story ati
:pnse of the Paimer Backr.r Dr.
at: A traveling man on a Mes
uri train said that he c'.A'd tell og
e ioaks of tile passengers what
~iiical party they te:onged to.
his man here" said the trav.eler,
s a Republican . Ys" said the
~siengur "that is my politics." "Te~at
an o.'er there is aD Deccrat," "That
correct," responded tae second pas
nger. "That man 'n the third seat
SPopulist." "orrect you are,"
.J thne Populist, "Aud that mun
rher on is a gold standard Demo
at." "No I am not," promptly re
ondied the fellow. "I've been sick.
mt's what makes ma look t his way."
'T- is doubtful," says the Baltimore
:erican, "whether any county in
e State can equal Worcester in the
a' of a family. Near Bridgeville
-s a colored famiiy consisting of
seenml nis wi - and t wenty four
la ea. T wenty three y esrs ago
w>il marie Martha Augn Rog:ers,
* twenty-:cur childcren werc born.
uechldd-. There were three sets
si.T oy ears ago his wife died,
d one year later Qall married
,iri. One child is tUe result of that
:on. Wh~en the meais are served
o tables are used, fourteen sitting
one and :aveave at toe other, to
od the uniucky thirteen."
WEArEVERt failiigS may be imputed
8::nator ilHaa it cannot be charged
at he lacks tuat audiacity which is
,iarly but exuressively known as
all. ' To preach prosperity to a
-o e o' s:me workers, coal miners
J.:ira men~ who Lave been out
work and starving for six months
j rJs a cjnsiderable exercise of
ye. Yet this is what he did at Bel
re, Osto, during the recent cam