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Editorials from the State Pres.
THE PORTENT OF NUMBERS.
In the interest of blessed peac
and common sense and common goo
feeling between the two great se
tions of the Union, whilst the how
ing Hendersons would continue t
wave the bloody shirt and harrow u
the Northern heart, we would recit
a fact or so touching the number, c
the two sections at this period.
It must be accepted, all things b<
ing considered, that the number c
inhabitants in a State or section in
free country like this, constitutes
tremendous, if not a ruling factor, i
any natiooality or section. Howeve
glad we might be to see it depart, th
sectional division of the country i
would seem has come to stay; an
the most that good and wise men cal
do is to see to it that it is all quie
along the Potomac, and that the hear
of a common country beats true t,
the best interests of both of the grea
sections, so that the common goverE
ment of the whole country is no les
pledged to the interest of one sectioi
than of the other.
Let us pause before the fact of thi
growing numbers of the sections
which should induce both sides to sei
more clearly than ever the supremi
necess'ty of a strictly constitutiona
rule and the exercise of that patriot
ism in the administration of affair;
which will mete oul to all alike unde
the supreme Federal Bond that jus
tice and fair dealing which shall pre
clude any .one section of the grea
Union from using the powers of thi
general government to the buildini
up of one section at the expense o)
the other.
It is now twenty-one years sine
the eleven Southern States furled th
banner of the "Lost Cause." Thos'
States have possibly to day five mail
lion more inhabitants than all ti
fifteen slave States had in 186~0; as
taking the "Solid South"~ from litti,
Delaware to big Texas, it will have
just three years hence, at the rate o
growth of these States from '6
'80, 23,219,856 peo.ple, or just a mil
lion more than the North and th
Northwest and four border State
had when they went into the late wa
with the South. The increase of thi
white population of tihe .Sonth fr on
'60 to '80 was 33.8 per cent.. whici
would give 26.9 for the decade fron
'80 to '90. The increase of the col
ored population in the same State:
for the same period, was fron
4,201,289 in 1860 to 6,040,557 in 1880
showing an increase of 1,839 ,266
colored people in the twenty years
big 43.8 per cent. for the period
and 21.9 per cent. for the decade
This would show an increase o
1,322,882 in tihe colored population ii
1890, and foot up 7,363,4:39 colore'.
people in the South to 15,802,05
whites, with a total aggregate o
23,165,492. But as the war and al
Kits terrible incidents came on in th<i
period from '60 to '8'0, and in view o
the tide of immigration which has se
.~~~isows 'and Texas. we mnag
increase the white growthi for thel de
cade by at least 5 per cent. whici
would show a rate of 32 per cent.
and a white inerease from 'S0 to '90 o
3,986,279, and a total white popula
tion of 10,446,523, with a total whit<
and colored aggregate of 23,800,9G2
or nearly two million more inhabit
ants than the whole North and th<
four border States went into tihe latt
war with.
Is not this a starting fact? Ant
we see that the industries oif the
South are keeping pace with ni
this growth. T his 24,000,000 popu
lation at tile South in 1890 wil
-probably find :36.000,000 confrontin;
it at the North. That is, thec popa
lation of tihe whole North will bi
three years hence one and a half t<
every one at thle South. It stood in
1860 about in the same proportiou
teen million. ani" the Sout,. ineiuini
the four border States. at soim(
twelve million. But we see befor
us a population of trenty-four mil
lion-a mity people every (I
putting ti eir Louse in odrank! eall
1mr m,Io active plav a., v;ii(wi
sand varied resources, unequalled by
the wide world. What nation or
i earth. however powerful.would choos
.d to go war with such a pcople?
It behooves all. then, North antd
St South!. to see what a conniet between
such powerful sections would neces
>f.
sarlv 'eau to, an Oiw suc a con
flict would utterly deivastnte and
cripple for half a century at least the
who! country-not one section onli,
sut'boh The "Solid South" is no
e longer another Ireland; it is a mighty
power. which the nations of the earth
I- must respect.
e We find here, then, every indace
ment to pursue a course o j.stice
; and noble forbearance to eaci other.
The browbating spirit which some
Northern members of Conaress in
dulge in is worse than unmanly. It
e is cruelly wrong and foolishly dan
gerous. This country wants peace
and wants it badly. le only way
to have and keep it, is for all men
0 worthy the name to remember what
P is at stake between the two Lrea+
e sections.
Let us have the great Union by all
means, but let us all remerner that
even that cannot secure us peace
when men continue to foster a sp:rit
of wic1Ked sectional hostility. We
a have all seen what war means Let
us all Prol"t by it and learn to "eal
justlY with each otcZ. so that every
ay shall brina us nearer together as
0ood ar i :ise men, having faith in
eeach ol1her and an abiding confidence
in our common future.-Registr.
t I f -chJ Gt.
t .
) Politics in the Farmers' Clubs.
t In our issue of February 19th. we
published an excellent article from a
Texas Farmer to the Home and Farm.
under the Nead of 'A Plea for Or
ganization.' The closing wrds of
this strong appeal to the farmers of
the South were
Let us be as a 0and of brthers,
work to2ether. reason together. buy
Lwhat we nCed together. anI sell what
we produc together. and let us not
mix politi-:s or r4igYon with the or
I "anlization.:
-gWeizaven. the article our most cor
-dial app)robatin and urgedl the ne
L cessity for such organization, but op
Iposed the politjent elemient that many
are attemiptingx to inifuse into farm
Sers' clubs in tis State.
In Mir. B. II. Rice's communica
tion, last week, h1e closes by saying:
The rose-co)loredi ide a of 1armner:
clubs ha'in.. nothing to do with noli
- ties is so inOone::vaui. :msuri anu
-r,jiiculoas. andi so transp:-rently thle
wise of t.ho;; who are not their
fiends, that no comment fromi me is
req1ured.
Ir. Rice npp)ears to arrogante to
h'imself the sole chiampionsipD of thle
- farmers of this (ountv. and evidentl y
:'ssmnes thint all who do not agree
tioni are :nt d:e ;r:ends o~ ar:n:rs or
farmiers' e tubs.
1weakens is own position. For near
lv forty years we hav deoe our
- m Iean an ou:- best jugmntto the
enlighten ment ofthe agricultural
class5 of thb Ltii and' -t ovance
- ment of everv aazricuturni interest of
-to '1::-' 3r ies asrin ta
.12 v: r o hrfm,m re t
cas 'se ern:.. lo.j. term
e i- ,'
* t.ies iu to every'1 man who has no
axe to grlnd and can td!!y appreciate
-the presentt deitte2 andi dependent
condOition 'Ii mutembsc-' o' the- ;arn
ers of i'2no ('unity. and the urgent
necessity- or eedy rief, It1 is s
premely rilienious to as ch:n to
await relie thoa h wad un
eertain eban:Li of' po*i'ies.
-bsandi you op'the ' oo-r of 11.0
emolis i(,r lo:e :nrns em:;a
mentsruie eve :.ae .: eve-r wal
Idisra- ' is--aiz an. ultimaately
ruini evryseiao ieitner:ia? organi
Izaton.
- II we tho-gh ;r :t:a:ent that
politics woiuld in ure :. th c:lan.ter
Ia quarter of a cen t ::-8Wre fo cotn.
- I mprove the s0o1. intro iue.C an n
Spoved s-sSteml of :2:ming, cause the
>farmers to raise mnore corn, oats.
Swhea .. mules, hogs. ete.. andi to2be
. more independent or merchants, cap:
we would say. by all means let ti
clubs be political organizations. BI
we cannot think so; and fi(iiculou
and absurd as it may appear to MI
Rice. in the adoption or the by-law
of the arniers' clubs of Union CountN
the members very wisely, we thinl
coincide with us by adopting the fo
owing:
-Iuie V.-No religious or politica
questions shail he introduced int*
any address, essay or discussion il
the meetings of the club; nor shal
p)ersonalities be indulged in, or hars!
language be used in regard to Indi
viOinals. organizations. public o11
c1als, or newspaper-. The sol- ob
Cect of the club being iniproveii
in the knowledge and promotion of
successful agriculture. all persona
and political differences should b)
ignored in seekiig this end.'- im
Times. Mrch 56th.
It Took on the Aspect of Polities.
It was with regret to us, and tc
many. "Pure Simon Farmers," tha
the farmers' meeting at this place or
Monday last took on the aspect ofn
political up-heaval. Many of th<
farmers who came to town to attend
the meeting, expected a meeting tha1
wculd result in an organization thai
would be for their muiual interes1
and protect:on, and not to engage ir
a political tirade against the le(al
profession. Lawyers have their as
sociations for the elevation of their
profession, where carefully prepared
paprs on abstruse points of lnw are
read, where courses are pr,scribe(I
for applicants to practice and which
regulate their fves, etc. Doctors
have their societies for the alvanc
mlent of their proftssion and for their
advan tage in making their collec.
tions. Laborers of different classes
have their unions and prescribe what
wages they will work for, and farm
ers should have their organizations
and give each other the benefit of
their explerience in diferent fertili.
zers and crops, and devis' pllani!
whereby they can ri-,e and regulate
the price of their produce. But, in
lhe matter of politics, all classes
should unite and do what is to their
mutual benefit. There is no sense in
tryiNig to array one class of citizens
aainst another. It is wrong.-I
cas'h:r L&rler. Marct :3rd.
( lass L-gislation Leads to Cert aiin Dis
aster.
No one other than a demnagoguc
would urge any class to organize as
such to control this State. It would1
n?ot be righ t for any one class to con
trol the State, and any class which
attempts it will only bring (disastc1
on itself and discord to the State.
Now. we (do not mean to be misun
derstood on this question. We say
that a muan is not entitled to any
more influence in our governmenit
who is engaged in agriculture than
another man who is engaged in me
chanics. Every man is free andi
equal before our laws, and it is an
equality of men, not of avocations.
Now. in legislation we believe that
the various interests in the State
should be cared for in prIoportionl tc
their importance andl their needs,
andi we do not hesitate to say that in
this Stat e our agricultural interests
are the most jiportant, and should]
ce mpore particularly eared for than
it as been in some respects, hut thic
aricultural interests cannot be builu
up by tearing~ cown any other inter
est in the State, andi the men wh~c
woud atemt to antagonize ont
eles agai;nst all other classes would
tai ha clascs to certain disaster.
vtMid ru the' Pow:es Ihat Be.
'a'm't!ings ha-:e been hel!h fo:
te punrpose of electing~ delegate s ti.
e nmes convention which wil
be I heldsom timen tis sp)ringude
the superOvision of M.1r. Tiillmnan. WVe
hea of no 0such m ovemein t i.1 Oml
ounty. and we think we voic' thec
sent'imenlts of our peoplie when wt
say that it is from the fact t at omn
people see and beliore that our gav
ernment is run on: as economical
seale as i possle tinder the circumi
stances, and that the (dissatisfactio.
arses more from the general busi
nec s depression of the country. that:
from any other cause. The depres
Ision is felt by MIl classes of men, and
cannot be remedied by arraying onc
cass against another. A mutual die
pendaence should be the feeling o:
every one. for from this mutual de
pendenace arises the greatest pros
perty.- IVmnad>oro Neirs & IIer:dd
.Uor.:h 9th.
N'o Need for a New P'oiitical Party.
The farmers cartainly have th<
rigiit to demand that their interesti
shall be protected, and to take what
ever, sepsn shall be deemed necessann
c to secure teir proper recogniution
I but they can acco'mplish all that ib
s required without the aid of a separat<
.political orianization. If the con
S vention is intended to aive shalipe t
a new political party. it will be wors.
for the farmers. and worse for th(
- State becausu worse for the farmers.
iInving 7 per cent. of the popula
I tion of the State. and -at least hall
> of the remainder being directly de
1 pendent upon the farmers for the
I mleains of a livelihood." it wll be
i rdiy seen that the farmers have it
- Witiin Lheir power to correct all the
evil. fron which they now sutTer.
- Kaj,ij-*.r.;-, Mlarcih 91h.
Purpose of I he Organization.
Some wteis ago we expressed
grave doubts as to the sincerity of
the movement which has been organ
ized with Capt. B. I. Tillman as
leader for the purpose, as it is claimed,
of benefitting the farmers. Silce
then we have watched every move
ment, and from the indications so
far. one can scarcely doubt but that
the whole thing was organized for
politicall purposes. We see not the
least objection in having organiza
tion,s for farmers all over the coun
try, indeed, we favor this, but let
them organize for the purpose of ben
efitting themselves and their neirh
i bors by discussion of agricultural
mattors, and seek to protect the ag
ricultural interest if it is not pro
teeted. But when one man comes
lorward and makes a wholesale :le
nunciation 01of all existing institutions
and seeks to tUrn tle farmersagainst
every other class of citizens, and be
cat-, they hold tie balance of powei,
seek to ovcr-riQe the rights of all
other citizens, and capture the gov
ernment. we must enter a protest.
The government is for the pCople, of
the people and by the people, and it
is a had feature of politics when one
class combi-es for the purpose of
forming a monopoly.-Laturens Ad
ce rt b:ir, Mrch 1 0th.
If the farmners' convention ;reates
no more enthusiasm than did the free
trade convention, the --Moses" who
leads them will do well if lie can
scrape up a corporal's guard - be
Vi!le J s::en7. Jurch 1Uth.
The Farmers' Convention Called.
We pul'Iisll this week from the
News anl Courier the call issue(l by
others and B. 1R. Tillman for a State
convention, to l)e held at Cole:nbia
the 20th day of April next.
The letter is signe d by 91 others
living in different paLrts of thle State
and by MIr. Tillman. The call was
no doubt written by Mr. TIillman.
The letter starts out with tihe dec
laration th~at 7G per cent. of our
State's popumlation .re actively en
gagedi in faring. Are tihe nearoes
included in that estimate? In claim
ing that tile farmers do niot. get their
rights and (do not hold a fair propor
tion of time ofilces. are the negroes
counted? It makes a great differ
ence, and MIr. Tillm an should tote
fair. There are 80,000) white voters
and 11.000 negro voters in the
State. There are 30.00 white peo.
ple in South Carolina and 600,000
negroes. To conme down to the heart
of the matter: Does Mr. Tillman
and his lollowers think the while
farmers should have representation
in ofiee in proportion to the number
ber of n-'hile asi' <:ol>rd! farmers?
Again :'The negroes are mostly
farmers. .A -e they to take any hand
in thi s convyen tion? Most of them
are repubDlican. If the convention
- er it:ene for adlvancemnit in
their prof .on, 1: could not be a n
ob).tio Bujt the conventonm is
ar; l :m a contan~kerously- pi
ca. We si.ul think therefore that
the negro firmner would lhe excl uded.
thoughj they' may lllow the exammple
oft the free traciers an'i take in both
politicaJl)parties.
If the' negroes be exclud 'd on the
groumnd of either' their color or their
loitics, there is no fairness in inclu
dng them in tihe "iG6 per cent."
We have no doubt in the world that
the farmers hohrl more ollices in South
Carolina than any othmer class-prob
ably more than all others together
not onlyaboltey but in propor
tion to their nmbt'rs, if the negroes
andU republicans he excluded.
-'We pay taxes, etc." Yes. and
others also ;pay taxes. and work as
hard for the money' to pay them with
as the far'mners do. andi find it a'bout
as heavy a bur.den. But, says one,
everyb)ody depends on tile farmers;
they dig' tihe living ort of tile ground.
310st thmat is dug omut of tihe ground in
this State is cotton. The articles of
jving" arc dug in tihe west and
sippued here-sometimes to farmers.
Besides that. if the man who does the
- 'dggig" in the ground is entitled
negro a show; for he (loes more ig
ging in the ground than anybody
else.
We have said before and now re
pcat it, that the arraying of the farm
ers in a political organization ainst
other classes is wrong. No good can
possibly come of it. and mucli evil
f may. A farmers' convention for
mutual improvement would undoult
edly be a good thing; but a harmers'
convention to capture the ofices
woult he a mistake ,.,l rr (Th
-Old Sorrel" is Dying.
Take o:. your hats hbovs Forr-t,
for a moment the lapse of twei,tyv
years. Remove Crom your hearts the
crust of despair. or the new grrowth of
emotions, that haft- envelop( themi:
in the inglorious time of p Iace. If
they still refuse to beat, take ai im
aginary draught of Virginia apple
jack. and while yet you feel your
vei!; t;inule with its ererous warmth
recall the glorious wine of life ever
ready' to be spilled upon the altar of
.your countr's cause.
You ma. perchance. have never
seen --Old Sorrel." or his immortal
rider, but who that ever dlonned the
grey does not feel as if lie knew
Jackson and his war horse ? On the
rough sides of the Alleghanies. in
Chickahominy's swamps. amid the
sighing pines of the South Land. on
the sandy shores of the Atlantic and
the Gilf, along the banks of the
Father of W.ters. wherever Confe;d
erate camipilres burne1. Stonvewall and
eO(1 "-Sorrel" were fanilialr inianes.
the theme of song and story. the in
spir-ation of (Ireams by niLht and
heroic dleeds by day.
Twenty-three years ag) Stonewall
ay dying, and the Confederacy
stagrered as it felt the mortal )low.
In the whirl of war, in the mad rage
of battle. men stopped to say,
-Stonewall is dyilg." To-dav ,Old
Sorrel" is dying, maylhap lie is dead.
'Tis only a brute; but lie bore Stone
wall. and lie was once part Of the
tide of battle in which our comrades
swept onward to victorv and to
death. "The old soldiers at the
Home, in talking about him. shed
tears." They are soldiers still. the
past is not forgotten; for them the
Starry Cross still floats o'er bloody
fields and smoke-envelopedI battle
ments. Ai, God how we envy
them. What would we not give for
an emotion that would bring tears to
our eyes !
Take off your hats, hoys !bow
low your headS: "Old Sorrei" is
dying. iIe is only a brute 'tis true.
But lie is a marked iigure. in a grand
historical p)ageant. Salute him:
IIe is merely passing~ us in the coun
termuarch to the gtrave. The Great
Commander is fast el.-n up th
the column. and ere long1 even the1
rear guard will have crossedi over the
river to rest under theC shade of the
trees.--Vewes and Couriery, Morch 10th.
Will the South Send Us Grapes?
There seems no end to the re
sourees of tie South. now that the
natives have got intm' the habit of
looin 'oIhe.ThI ats dis
coverv. o1 which we learn through
the Charleston News arnd Courier. is
that grap)es may b)e easily and pro
fitably grown in South Carolina. WVe
do not mind adding to this in orma
tion by the statement that if South
Carolina will select proper varieties
of grapes. iusteadl of planting only
the hard-hearted kindls that infest
Northern nurseries, she can seli her
entire yield in New York at pie
tha t w i pay a halndsom po
TChear'-. rich graples of Soder
E uropme are seldom s- n er. ue
(hen( grwn un ier gls our :a
ben oo short to ripeno them:afe
come fro*m Cal iforia, bu n f re ight
rat es make them taste too imuch of
gold o;r silver. South Carolinas
s u mmer should he long~ en oug to~
ripen them; at any rato, the exper;
Tihe farmers oft the Ste shoumml
not comnplain in regaird to the Gov
ernorshmip of the State be ing in the
hands of lawyers. Sine 19:70 there
have been five elections. Farmer
Iamplton was elected ini 187i and
1878. andI Farmer -Esgood in 1%K.
Then Governor Thompson. who wa
forced into the office. is not a lawyer.
The farmers in convention lifted him
in contrary to his will and desire.
A father was very much annoved
by 'tie foolish questions of his little!
son. "Johnny, you are a great
source of annoyance to me." -What-s
the matter. pa ?" "You ask 1nm8 ny
foolish questions. I wa' a bi,l
donkey when I was of your l.
'o, pa, but you've growed a heap
JS Tim .NGR O . FAILURF?I A
FAIZIER 1EN TILL3IAN, OF (ARO
L!N.\, ON TiHE SU.JECT.
.\ sritriIN<; AND )RIGIN.\L ANswER
PiOF. WIiTE's In.\GNOSIS WtoNG,
BUTr III- ~~iari:o IIITl-ouit PE.o- f(
L . MU.-T L EA11N TO FA 1)1. NOT
I'i..NT --- FA IIM E ' INSTI
'TEs Vs..\(;III(ULTURIA L
D>KPAI.TMECNTS AND)
H.u nwn;. S. C. March 3. h
Editors Chroiicle: To answer fully m
thn, u a ed in your ciIrula se
e Fber of F-.rarv 21 an. rive my a
:e:st for t answers* I mak<-o woub m
p.:1ba .rt: r o.irmre spave than oul
:iu; :fforlt :-n dertainy inmore tr
tha I 1;ave at my ly ona: just Pi
110 W. ,1
Prof. Wh:att_ has hroalihf:d a nargen
siub,ject. a1 on(. that neds speedy th
.solution,. both in South Carolina and a
Gorgia, indee-, all over the South. wi
I aree with much that lie says; in of
sonic things I think he is wide of the h
mark. His d'escription of the ne- w(
Yroes as they are, is in the main th
correct. but I do not think they are fr<
not "susceptible of that training on
whieb enables them to work on lands fr(
to the best advantage.' I make bold wi
Lo assert that ge
Tm: NEm:0 AS A LABORE,, Ef
is fully equal to the average land th,
>wner as a armer. Whenever we tw
earn as a people to farm instead of fal
lant, there will be no further trouble it
hout labor. 'lie need of the South to
s not labor, but better directed un
abor. Tie negro is here, and he is th
lere to stav. lIe is shiftlees, lazy I
and careless of to-morrow; will not an
ay up anyth.ing for a "rainy day," wo
ut he cannot be displaced by foreign he
nminrants because he will under- we
,ork them, and I am not in favor of toz
lumping the scum of Europe on our an
lores of State expense. As a fer
peasantry," or -n.udsills," the ne- m .
,roes are as good as any. We need
ntelligent immigr:nts who will buy ha
>nr land and sul
FA1,M. NOT PLANT; de
mt I fear the develop-aeut of the les
>1der and more worn out States of tal
he South must he wrought out by est
mr own people. We have waited hi,
wentY years for Jupiter to help us 1)
ut or th.e mud and lie is not yet ret
ome-and lie will never come. And wc
he i(lea that we can import a thi
peasantry" to work our lards while frc
ye play gentleman and are even too un
azv to oversee-too apathetic to 0l(
~tudy our business-is simply moon- m<
shine. W hite men emigrate to bet- cek
er their own condition, not that of pit
,he people they go among. If any wr
imruigrants come, they will work for ho
hemslCves, not us. and that disposes th<
that part of thle suibject. an
Now for the remedyv on existing an
~rieuilturl dlepression. Professor te:
Whiite's renmedy for the disease is a
eCtte2r than his5 diagniosis of the cause ha
>f the disease. Ignorance is the a
:ause of our trouble as farmers, and wi
-cCENTIiIc AND PRACTICAL EDTCA- pa
is the true solution of the difficulty'. dr
~ijssissi)ppi has the model Agricul
cal College of the South, and the C
farmers of other cotton States should
arise in their might and demand a
similar one to educate their sons, q
practically, scientifically and cheap- of
jy. An insignificant agricultural ,
annex to a classical and literary col
lege is of no use to any one, and our er
jarmhers sh;ould not longer put up a(
withi such shenlf. Farmers pay most A
of our taxes and should derive some
benefit from them in aln educational
wa;-. M1en classically educated usu-t
ally seek adihssionl to the p)rofes
S :ons: and the fools and failures is
lar; hence the povert~y and gradual i
decadence oif our faringuu initerests .
hut this educationr will n!Iv benieit
a future zoeration. "Wiiile the ~
grass is growving the steed will p~
storry \Wat sh! the present g
genecr::tim~: (o ? Ianswer. te ach Ibt
farmers the error of their ways and,
liut them to) thinking by means of
TheICse are not costlv, and the five of
touslan:i do'lars which Prof. White ai
proposes to waste in trying to find his pr
o*csantrv" can~ bie far better spent
il orzamizmna a corps of scientific C
andi practica'l experts who shall go e
from coutyt to county during the ed
[ lIe seasons of the year giving lec- ac
tres, read;ig essays, answering bi
questions, &c., and teaching the peo
le how to farm. This system is in p(
active operation all over the North s1
and many countries of Europe and fo
costs nothing~ compared to its value mn
as a means of advancing the inte
ar
rests of agriculture. Over forty of
these institutes were held in Ohiof
last year at a cost ot']ess than $1,700)
and 3Minnesota spends i$5,000 thus st
annually. and has a salaried officer re
whs only 011~ business is tlhe prepara- st
tion 'or and direction of these insti- .
tutes. The Legislators of Georgia ci
a nd Sout Carolina wouldo 0well to pI
pioer the question and explain to se
tircons tents why. we cant do th~
thsso: th:ing here; or rather the
C ' payi farmers who suport
cotyDepartments of Agriculture -
may well ask that question of thleir
i am very respectfully,g
B. I TILrn .j m
L Good Temperance Lecture.
The following extracts were taken
-om one of the lectures of J. J. Tal
or, who recently died from the ef
!ets of a drunken debauch at Elk
irt, Indiana:
",ut now the struggle is over. I
tn.survey the field and measure the
sses. I had lost position high and
>ly. The demon tore from around
e the rob:s of my sacred office and
nt me out churchless and Godless,
very Lissing, and by-word among
'?n. Afterward I had a business
rfe and lucrative, and my voice
is heard in large courts, pleading
r just i-e, mercy amd riaht. But the
:t gatihered on my books, and
foot-falls crossed the threshold o
e drunkard's office. I had money
iple for all necessities, but it took
ngs, and went to feed the coffers
the devil which possessed me. I
d a home, adorned with all that
:alth could buy. The devil crossed
e threshold and the light faded
>m its chambers; the fire went out
the holiest altars, a id leading me
>m the portals, despair walked forth
th me, and sorrow and anguish lin
red within. I had children-beau
ul to me, at least, as a dream of
a morning-and they had so en
ined themselves around their
her's heart that no matter where
might wander, ever it came back
them on the wings of a father's
dying love. The destroyer took
!ir hand in his and led them away.
had a wife whose charms of mind
J person were such that to see her
s to remember her, and to know
was to love her. Thirteen years
walked the ragged path of life
ether, rejoicing in its sunshine
. sorrowing in its shade. Tfie in
nal monster would not even spare
this.
-I had a mother who for long years
:1 not left her chair, a victim of
fering and disease, her choicest
ight was in reflecting that the
sons taught at -her knees had
:en root in the heart of her young
born. and thnt he was useful to
fellows, and an honor to her who
re him. But the thunder bolt
tched even there and did its cruel
rk. Other days may cure .1l but
s. Ah. me ! never a reproach
,m these lips; only a shadow of
spoken grief gathering on her dear
I face; only a tender hand laid
re lovingly upon my head; only a
ser clinging to the cross, only a
eous appeal to heaven if her cup
s not at last full. And while her
v raged in his wild delirium two
usand miles away, the pitying
gels pushed the golden gates ajar,
d the mother of the drunkard en
ed into rest. And thus I stand
clergyman without a church, a
rrister without a brief or business,
father without a child, a husband
thout a wife, a son without a
rent, a man without hope-all
allowed up) in the maelstrom of
ink."
riticism of the Administration.
As one of the necessary conse
enees resulting from the agitation
the "new deal" question, a very
necessary, if not a v'ery unjust
ticism of Governor Thompson's
ministration has ap)peared in the
agusta Chronicle, written, it is sup
sed, by Hugh I-arley, Esq., of Spar
nburg.
Governor Thompson, individually,
in no way responsible for being
his present high position. It was
e -peole"C who p)ut him there,
ainst his expressed wish. iIe is
e-minently al peoples man. A
cat many of the so-called errors of
e admniistration cannot be justly
arged to the Governor, IIe is not
sponsible for the present high rate
taxation. HIe did nct frame the
propriation bill, but merely ap
oveel it, as .hie wish of the people
pressed through their- direct rep.
sentatives, and as it was his bound
duty to do. It is true that his
ministration has not been marked
any extraordinary stroke of State
licy, for there has been no occa
>l for it. Nor has it been noted
r any serious blunders. lie has
ade a faithful, energetic Executive,
Ld has disci.arzcd hs duties with
irness. firmness and promptness.
The "new deal" agitators are
canciV inconisten1t in claiming to
presut the '-(lear people" and thus
ikn tte only man, whom they
uwsput in office by the "peo
e." It is a jewel they do not pos
ss. We are afraid the trouble with
e is. they are the "-outs" and they
Lnt to be the "-ins."-A%Mcdle lIes
A miss is as good as a mile, and a
e aln better. Ynnu can't kiss
Those "Dance Meetings."
(By Our Regular.)
There is nothing which exercises a
more baneful effect on society than a
participation in anything which has a
tendency directly or indirectly to
undermine morality. Morality is.
the life d soul of society. In its
absence society becomes the school
of satan. Society is made-up of man
kind. Man, indeed, is a noble being,
the noblest on earth ! but his great
ness consists in the soul within him
which was given by God, and im
pressed with God's image. So long
as the soul remains pure, and through
its purity reflects clearly the image of
its Maker, so long is man united to
God, and is thereby in possession of
the greatest dignity. Take away this
purity from man and his greatness
ceases, because he has destroyed that
in which his greatest treasure lay.
Iff we consider those things which at
the present day appear, and really do_ I
tend to give us a society without .4
morality, we will find two taking a
prominent place. The first is the
reading of bad books, in which
America abounds; the second is
those assemblies, or meetings, gener
ally termed balls, and which perhaps,
might more accurately be 'designated
"dance meetinos." As to the first
we say nothing no'w, wth regard to
the second a few remarks may not be
out of place.
Dancing is not sinful in itself, but.
only in its abuse, and in going be- -
Fond the limit of decorum. There
&re many dances which have in them
no harm, and which might. perhaps,
be reckoned .as indifferent, but un
rortunately the dances in vogue in
,his enlightened age, such as the
'waltz," the "polka," the "schot
.ische," etc., have a direct tendency
.o pave the way to i -ity In
jhe ballroom is assumed th
arity which has led to the r'
-housands. Many a youngn'tTe
nan, many a young lady are now suf
ering in the abode of torments,
Phere there is weeping and gnashing a
f teeth, and their ruin inay be traced .of
lo the- indulgence in those dances
which are so productive of everlast- tCim
mg death-misery. te a
It often happens that paren* ir so
>therwise very careful of their sil
Jaughters and their sons, never even' as
.hink of preventing them from being Ima
t balls nvid assisting at dance meet.
ngs. It is, indeed, a sad mistake
ror young ladies and young gentle-~
tnen to allow themselves to be so far
blinded by their amusements as to
:ee in them no harm. It is a mistake ~
:till greater for parents to be so in -
:ensible to the great duty wiilde r
volves on them of guarding as a most ~
precious treasure the virtue ofthi
children.
There is a great deal to be said
about dancing. For in stance, young(.
ladies allow gertlemen privileges in
dancing which, taken under any
other circumstances, would be con
sidered as improper. It requires
neither brains nor goodi morals t.ob
a good dancer. As the love of the
one increases the love of the other -
decreases. How many of the best
nen and women are skillful dancers?
In ancient times the sexes danced
separately. Alcohol is the spirit ofX
beverages, so sex is the spirit of the '
dance; take it away and let the sexes.
dance separately and dancing would
soon go out of fashion. This whirl
p>ool of social dissipation is drawing
down into it some of the best craft2
afloat. It is the curse of every town n
in America. What may we expect
of people who work all day and daiice
nearly all night, eating hot suppers
and drinking? They are afterw as
thrown on society as wrecks, and-1~
be written down as suicides, as inuch
as if they took their lives with a pis
tol, a knife or strychnine. How
many go from the ballroom to the
"rave?'
There is no harm in a birthday
party, no harm where everything is
conducted right. But the questiof
is, does dancing take too muchse
place and occupy too much t' a
rmodern society? I wish to make
harsh criticism on the subject.' a
opposed to those who oppose pla ul -
ness on the part of the young, a,
believe God intended them to romp-k .
ad play. When the mother and ~
abidre gaherin heparlor, and-Y
passing to and fro, dance to
music of a piano, or where a company
known to the host and hostess as
reputable, wish to enjoy a square
dance, then I see no harm, but the
"round dance" ought to be driven
out of all respectable circles.
EXCELsIoR.
Goldsboro, N. 0., March 12th.
The cigar that is called imported is
about as appropriately named as the .
hired girl we call domestic.

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