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Farmer Tillman *ipresses his Opinion
of tpe Work of the "New: %Deal"
General Assenl y.
.To the Editor of the News and
Conrter: Your editorial in the News
and .fJourier of December 24, headed
"The Same Old Trouble" is in the
m$in just and appropriate, but at the
same .time it is misleading. For in.
stance, speaking of the bills emanat
tug from the Farmers' Convention,
and -which have been either post.
poned, amended out of all shape or
slapgl}tered outright in the Senate,
you say :
"Who is responsible we need not
say. The Senators will be prepared,
of Course, to explain -their action to
their 'constituents when the proper
time comes, and they will doubtless
be. given the opportunity. But
whatever their reason, good or bad,
the ffdt remains that the quarrel of
the farmers, if they have any, is
with their own representatives. The
non-agricultural members of the Gen.
eral Assembly have been willing and
and ready, as they have abundantly
shown, to grant every request and
adopt every plan which the farmers
should agree upon for the advance
t'nent of their peculiar interest, and
to give to them the control of their
peculiar affairs. The failure charge.
able to the men whom they have
selectLd and elected to carry out
their plans and the settleinent must
be had with those who are responsi.
ble for the failure."
You may rest assured that they
will be "given the opportunity to ex.
plain" and that "settlement will be
had" with some of them when again
the farmers get a chance. If the
"farmers' movement," which has
created such a stir among the people,
is really a domand of the masses for
reform, an1 t e correction of abuses,
and' in' expre son of a desire to see
our rights as farmers respected, it will
continue to grow and spread, rather
than dwindle and die' and will have
much to do with shaping the future
policy and politics of this State. But
let that be as it may. I only set
out to show you that, while correct
as to. the House. your editorial is
calcu ted to mislead when you say
fartfl ah p the Senate are alone to
Ap it order to make this clear I
sh the complexion of our present
Sene as regards occupation. It is
composed as follows:
Editors and printers..............a
-of whom 20 are new Senators and
15 are old ones, two of the new ones
Now, the bill of all others in which
farmers were most deeply interested,
and which they desired to have
passed -most was that enlarging the
board of agriculture and reorgarizing
the agricultural department. T1hs
the Senate postponed, by a vote of
21 tQ 14, on the flimsy pretext, as
volOed by Senator Youmans, that
they "wanted more time to investi.
gate this important matter." The
April Convention had demanded it.
Trhe November Convention had de.
manded it. The matter has been
thoroughly discussed for a year or
more in the press, and charges of ex.
travagance apid of incompetence, or
neglect of duty on the part of the
board, proven. But these Senatorial
lawtnakers alone needed "more time
to investigate." Well, we hope they
will improve the two years eleven of
them have got before the next elec.
ition to study the matter and be pro.
pared to give good reasons for their
vote when asked. If, indeed, your
reporter be correct in saying the
F 4 "agricultural Senators were influ
1*1 enced by a determination not to sub
mit to TIillma1n dictation," it will be
a pitiful excuse for having refused
Sto comply with the wishes of the
farmers of the State; and an ack now.
ledgment of having allowed perso
nal motives to govern their action
*, rather than a desire to legislate for
the public good. No member of the
General Assembly, either Senator or
S Representative, can truthfully say
* that I was either obtrusive or dicta.
torial in presenting to them the
measures asked by the two farmers'
conventions, and it wIll be left to the
fattners all over the State to resent
in a proper way th~e imputation that
Tillmian alone constitutes the "Farm.
But if the agricultuiral Senators re.
sented "Tillman dictation," what in.
fluenced the other Senators ? [ will
noiw proceed to show that the farm
ers in the Senate are not alone to
blame for deferring this bill. My
old friends, the lawyers took advan
tage of fthe fuss kicked up by Messrs.
Youmans and Wfodto plant a
sly dagger in,i Tillman's side and
slap their agricultural constituents
who have Joined the farmers' move
ment in the face. This is shown by
the vote, as follows:
For Postponement. Occupation.
Messrs. Boll............. Farme"r.
B i mann...................... ir'nt & hotel-koeper,
Black .................... Doctor.
Byrd.......... .... ........Doctor.
iomnphill. ....... .Lawyer.
Howell ................... Lawyer.
Islar.. .. ..............Lawyor.
Rha e.................. Lawyer.
Smith ...................Far n er.
Youmans................Mor'nt and farmer.
--total 21. of whom eleven are lawyur., six
are tarners, two are doctors, one is a preach
er and one is a merchant.
This looks very much like the "oli.
gachy of lawyers," of whom I have
spoken so often heretofore, did it ?
It looks very much like the non.agri
cultural members of the Senate, at
all events, are willing to sneer at
and spit upon farmers' efforts to ob.
tain "control of our peculiar affairs."
If the six farmer Senators controlled
the fifteen non agricultural Senators
in their action, it is the first instance
on record of an agricultural tail wag.
ging the legal dog. If the farmers
whose votes sent these men to the
Senate have any self.respect; if they
have any manhood and a proper
sense of resentment; if they are not
the dogs they are taken for, they will,
when the time comes, see to it that
the men who thus contemptuously
put this indignity upon them are
properly rewarded. If we cannot
reorganize the agricultural depart
ment, we can reorganize the Sen.
ate. The tarmers of the State
are fast sinking to the level of
serfs-hewers of wood and drawers
of water for others. An c-flicient and
representative board of agriculture,
together with an agricultural college
to act as a. pioneer in mapping out
the new system of farming we are
compelled to pursue ere we can ex
pect any change for the better,
could do much to aid and assist them
to recover their lost prosperity. But
these six agricultural - Solons and
their fifteen professional associates
say to them in effect: "You don't
know what you want. We will con
tinue to tax you .to support a depart
ment of agriculture which you do
not feel is beneficial to your interests
as now conducted, because we like
it. We will vote your money to
support the South Carolina College
and Citadel because we think those
su$lools are -all we need; but your
Agricultural College is a humbug.
We know it. 'Wisdom will die with
us.' So we will not even spend your
own money to investigate the matter
and let a commission report so we
can act intelligently."
It may be said the farmers in the
Senate were divided, as they were
six for and six against the bill.
Then if the professional men in the
Senate had needed light, as to the
wishes of the farmers of the State,
if the actions of two farmers' con.
ventions had no weight, the almost
unanimous vote by which the bill
passed the House, composed largely
of farmers, should have made them
hesitate to postpone it.
Blut I have my own opinion as to
how this thing was brought about. I
visited Columbia three times during
the recent session of the Legislature.
I kept my eyes and ears open. I
learned a great deal that would be of
value to the peop)le if I had time to
tell it, and I will, when occasion
offers, let out somne of the "true in
wardness" of what I saw and learned.
I could tell why and how tile hopes
of the people as regards reforms and
redction of expenditures, etc., re
sulted only in the cutting off of a
beggarly thousand dollars-the Lieu
tent Governor's salary. I could sho0w
that once an abuse is planted and
takes root in South Carolina it is
harder than nut grass to get rid of.
iBut just now I will only give my be
lef as to why the Senate postponed
the bill to reorganize time agricultural
clepartment. Of course some of the
Senators voted against it because of
their resentmenlt against "Till man
clietation," for Mr. Gonzales says so;
some voted-two at least-because
they never vote against one of the Seln.
ators. from Charleston, so I am told ;
ot,hers voted against it because I am
credited with having hmad much to do
with the slaughtier .of the Columbia
Canal and the Ring wanted revenge,
though, to tell the truth, I am totally
innocent In that matter. Some votedl
against It because farmers and "farm
ers' movements" stink in their 110s.
nils. But the real cause, though
many Senators (do not know it per
aps, Is that the phosphate interests of
he State are controlled by the Depart
~nent of AUriculture, and the Coosato
iMining Company is too well sutis/iedl
cit h the present management of that
interest to allotw a change if it could
orevent it !
WVhy a*board of agriculture sh'ould
ave anlythling to do with collecting
i mining .reyalty, farmers of ordi.
ary Intelligence cannot understand.
We dd not see thle connection between
~be two, but perhaps somn e fmhos
who stat .ed this thing, and some of F
those who keep it up, can give us
light. This board of agrictlture,
which is liked so well, has spent
$170,000 since its creation in 1880, al
and we would like some one to fi
tell us what benefit it has been to us in
farmers, who pay for it alone. Will to
some Senator, "agriculturist" or w
otherwise, answer ? -Or will some tr
member of the board tell us ? tit
B. R. TILLMAN. tit
Roper's, S. C., Jannary 1, 1887. pl
Comnients of the News and Courier on t
Farmer Tillman's Criticisrns.
Capt. Tillman, in a letter which is d<
published to-day, criticises sharply St
thQ action of the Senate upon the pc
measures proposed through the farm
er's convention, and particularly con.
demus the postponemeIt of the bill ?1(
to reorganize the A, - ;ultural De- du
From Capt. Tillman's point of c
view, the agricultural Senators are
not alone to blame. IIe insists that cv
his pet aversions, the lawyers, are
equally in the wrong. It appeared, hr
however, by the report of the' debates, be
we think, that the stoutest opponents wi
of the projects which Capt. Tillman th,
advocates were found in the ranks of Cl
the farmers in the Senate. These
are certainly responsible for the con.
clusion reached, inasmuch as the '1'l
change of their votes from one side to
to the other would have insured the ?il
passage of the bill.
Capt. Tillman thinks that sinister re
influences are at work in the Senate, Cc
and he evidently questions the good
faith of some members of the body, n
but among the lawyers in the Senate
are men of the highest character, andan
it cannot;be supposed, for a moment, c
that any of them has any other mo
tive than;to serve the best interests m
of the public as he understands them.
There will always be differences of pr
opinion, and there can be as much r
honesty in one direction as in an- to
other. We find no fault with the th
intelligence or purposes of those who ti
oppose the establishment of an Agri- th
cultural College and the reorganiza- te
tion of the Department of Agricul
ture, though we are heartily in favor v
of the college and of the reorganiza
tion which was desired. Capt. Till- wn
man in time, we hope, will look more 13
charitably upon opposing views, and
when he reaches this point will findr
the road to reform easier to travel. r11
There is a good deal of human na- po
ture in mankind, and those whom
Capt. Tillman has singled out at at
different times can hardly be expect
ed to look upon his propositions with ye
as 'nuch favor as though lie himself la
had always been studiously moderate
and just. Much of what is asked
for must depend for its acceptability wi
upon the confidence reposed in the ?1
good judgment and sound informa.
tion of those who ask for it. to
We shall continue to urge the es
tablishment of the Agricultural Col -
lege, and such reorganization of the
Department of Agriculture as was
contemplated at the last session of cr4
the Legislature. Besides this, we
shall always be ready to give the au
farmers, whatever- their views, a full i
and fair hearing on the subject of re
form. They can, through our columns, S
continue to express their senltimnents
andl pult their arguments before the an
public. The main difmiulty in the pr
way of reforms, howzver piromnising, i'a
is in lack of knowledge. The farm.-i
crc, therefore, with men like Gen. ?l
IIgo,Capt Tillmain and Mr. Nor
the cudgels in behalf of the agricul- gn
tural interests. Th'ley will either tO
make converts enoughl to render their?1
ultimate success certainl, or they will, il
through discussion, 1)e ledl to mtodi-u
fy their own desires.
The great object is to get at the
truth-the truith as to tihe evil, and
thme truth as to the r-emedy-. The
farmers can assist tile whole p)eople tl
by exp)ressing their 'wishes and the
reasons for them.a
P'rohilbition ini Anderson.- ha
Last Monday was a bitter coldire
salesday, and was doubtless a severe r
strain on tile no-license system wvich
went into operation in Anderson on
last Saturday. It, was a fair test of til
the effciency of prohibition, and was, lat
from tile standpoint of the advocates \
*of the dIry theor-y, a great success. ga
Trhere was but one man seen in tile cal
city under tile influenc'. of whiskey, we
and lhe is saidi to hlave brought his th<o
bottie withl himl, andl been well pro. far
gressedl ill conisumling its contenits rer
whten lhe camne ini. Thlere was tno dis- thai
turbance or diffBculty, and not a sin- in
glo arrest was medec by tihe police. sai
It is possible that a little wvhiskey for
may hlave been ob)tained1 on the sly, lIne
bult its effects did( not? min~iifest them.ll tal
selves, and many men went home hem
sober whlo have 1not (lone so In years 171
on saleday In January. So far, pro- Th
hibition comes as niear prohibiting in hiti
Anderson as any law comes to a'. far
comlihihng its n)more.- A.de.80.
irther Comments from the Press on t
the Recent Legislature.
The present Legislature too, like a
I its predecessors, was guilty, at its I
et session, of the sin of omission a
mori than one instance. It failed t
pass several measures before it v
lch clearly had for their object re- s
3nc)ment in the administration of r
e State and county governmeoits of t
e very sort demanded by the pe
e. -Lancaster Review.
The Lancaster Ledger in reviewing
e work of the General Assembly
neludes by saying: "It will thus
seen that very little has\been
>no to reduce the expenses of the
ate Government and very few im.
rtant changes made."
In spite of the tremendous agita.
mn which shook the very founda. .*
ins of South Carolina democracy
ring the year that has just closed
measures of reform were passed. t
ie appropriations are as large as
er.-Fee Dee Index.
The Legislature has put in some r
rd work, and passed a fewer num. 1
r of acts than usual, but these acts v
11 likely be beneficial, and none of t
em are calculated to do harm.-- t
arendon Enterprise. L
No great deal was done for t')e
ricultural interests of the State.
ie House showc ,nore disposition
do something in that line than did
3 Senate. The former body by a
cided vote, passed a concurrent
3olution to appoint an Agricultural
immisslon, to consist of ex-Gover.
r Johnson Ilagood, of Barnwell,
-Chancellor Johnson, of Marion,
d Capt. B. R. Tillman, of Edge
id, to visit the several Agricutural
lleges now in existence, or as
my as might be .%ccessary, with a c
.w to the establishment of a similar a
ititution in the State, if deemed c
acticable. In other words, the ob. S
it of the proposed commission was
obtain information, light. The V
ree gentlemen proposed are among
3 most prominent, experienced and g
ceessful iarmers in the State. Af
passing the House by a decided a
to, as we have stated, the resolu
n was sent to the Senate, where it "
s killed by a large majority. The
in objection urged against the pro
sed measure was that it would
st something-perhaps a few hun
ed dollars or more. It seemed
it whenever any measure was pro
sed in the interest of agriculture C
rtain members of the Senate were
acked by a sudden economic fit,
t these same economists were al
ys ready to vote thousands of dol
s for "Lhe more speedy develop.
mt of the Columbia Canal," and
Lke other large appropriations
thout stint. -We are Inclined to t
nk there are too many profession.
gentlemen in the present Senate .
give the agricultural interest a
r show. We do not mean to ap
r this remark to the disposition
the learned professions generally, i
vards agriculture. We have re'f.
mnce to the complexion and diS-V
sition of the present Senate, as itt
pressed us, the p)rincip)al op)posl-S
*n to Proposed leglatlon in the in- ~
est of agriculture at the recent a'
ision, being madle by~ the lawyers h
d the doctors. We fe'ol it due one C
minent lawyer in the Senate, how- 0
3r, to make an exception in his tI
ror. W hen the concurrent resolu- ~
n camne upj proposing to appoint i
Commission abov-e referred to, n
p)romptly took the floor and made it
able, manly and unanswerable ar
ment in favor of the measure, iIe (
esaw its defeat, as he seemed to a
nk, andl warned tihe Senate of the
imate effect of the rejection of so
d(est and reasonable a request in ~
interest of the farmers of the k
ite. lie predicted, as one of the
3cts9 of the rejection of the measure,
It the p)resent Board of Agricul
'e would be completely.reorganized e'
year hence, anid those now coin- a
sing It, from the first omeler down, 1
uld 'oe removed, and others puit in hi
ir place. This predigtion may
>ve true. The lawyer to whom we
eor was Maj. Buist, of Charleston.
['he learned professions were not le
only obstructers to legisla- i
ion in the interest of agriculture. si
ion tile bill proposing to reor- ti
iize the Agricultural Department
ne up in the Senate sonme farmers
re its strongest opponents, notably
farmer-merchants. One Senator p<
mer, (not a farmner-merchiant) who
idles not a thousand miles from s
a point, made his maden speech 2
o)posiLion to the measure. lie r
d lie saw ini the bill a p)rovlii w
nearly two hundred ex-offlcio L9
mbers; that there had b)een great i
k against the few ex-ofllclo mem- 0"2
s of the College Bioard, but nowv
wvere to be created off-hand.
s was enough reason, lie said, for
to 01)1)0e the bill, iIe was a t
mer, but lie saw no good In It. all
~n act was pased esablishinger
wo experimental stations and farms,
,nd the sum of 10,000 was appro.
ilated for their support. One of these
tations is to be established in the
'iedmont section of the State and
no in the lower tier of coun
ies. This was not in accordance
rith the original design, only one
tation being contemplated as a
ueleus. But it was perhaps the
est that could then be done, It is
sort of compromise between the
up country and low-country." This
3 all that was done for the agricul
ural interest of the State. Little as
Is. it seemed to be done grudging
y, and with an air which seemed to
ay, "Take it, d-n you and go." But
nother day is sure to come, and a
etter reckoning may come later on.
lie Whiskey Question 'In Spartanburg.
The laws of the State authorize
lie sale of whiskey tinder certain re.
trictions and the voters of Spartan
urg have ordered the opening of bar
ooms here. The Sp artan will not
ick against the laws nor quarrel
rith the voters nor heap any abuse on
hose who sell the whiskey, provided
ley observe faithfully all the laws
earing on this question, but it will
eek from time to time, to persuade
en to be more temperate in the use
t' alcoholic drinks. Fair arguments
,ill be brought forward to show that
he drink habit, with attending vices,
evil and continually evil. It is
ad for young and old, male and fe
iale, black and white. There would
ot be a single whiskey saloon in
partanburg, if all the inen and boys
f the county would refuse to drink
nything for the next twelve months.
b is because many of our people
emand whiskey, that the barrooms
re here. Men from the town and
Duntry, men of all ages and colors
ay they must and will have it; and
t any cost. That is just why enter
rising men, without any regard to
ublic opinion of their calling, en.
age in this business, which needs
o advertisement and no drummer to
.licit trade. It is estimnated that all
te saloons of Spartanburg took in
120,000 during the year 1883. This
'as equal to three dollars for every
habitant of the county. This mo
ey was not only a dead loss to those
ho paid it, but it worked great harm
i hundreds of homes. This money
'ould have built three hundred neat
ottages, or it would have purchased
undreds of improved implements
)r the farmers, or it would have
ought many comforts for the home.
gain the people of our county are
sked to come forward and pay in
120,000 for beer and whiskey.
here is no law forcing them to do
is and those who contribute to rais.
ig this large revenue will do It of
icir own free will and accord, and
ist because they love the whiskey.
he best plan is never to enter a sa
ion nor take a drink anywhere.
esist a hall' dozen times and you
ill soon find it easy to pass the in
iting doors without entering. WV hen
ie boy3s ask you to join thiem iln a
>cial glass, Bay "No," like you
cant it a few times, anid they will
on cease to invite you. They will
rtvc the more respect for you be
11use you (10 not drink. Tihe loss
'money paid for whiskey is p)erlhaps
ie least of tihe evils attend(inig tihe
afflc, but that is argument enough,
ese hiard1 times, to prevent many
en from getting in the habit of vis
ing saloons every time they come
town. '[le man who comesO to
wn and seeks the bar the dlrat p)lace
id then visits it just before leavinig
~r home has no0 One to blame but
mself. iIe caniiot say that the
biiskey seller or tihe open door or
nd'hearted friends mnade him drink.
Then he says that he uitters that
hieh he knows to be p)artly false.
ach nian is to blame for his ownl
til habits. The consequent head
:hies, empllty pockets, muddled
'ains, loss of character, misery at
me, are all attributable to the in
vidual who does tihe drinking.
ow if the ten thousand males ini
ir county over fifteen years of age
Ill each let whiskey alone during
.0 year 1887, It will give them at
ast a hundred thousand dlollars to
vest in somnetinmg that will do them
mie good. How many will (10
You are' feeling deOpressed14. your aippetit e isq
'0r, you are bothereul wit hi fleadnethe, you
0 114ignty, ne(rvous, andi geneIrally out1 0r
Iri, andl wanit to brancen p. iraico up, but
I with schnuats4, sprin,g naeilicines, or' bit
rs, Which ha~vo for their bais very cheny, ba'i
lisky, aund which sttinuIl&t( you for an hour,
lthenl leavo you in worse conii on than
fore. What you want ist an alterat ivo that,
il purify your' blood; trt, healthy action of
v(er and (ini(Ieys, resMtOro your' viftality,i nad
Srenewedl health aml strengthi. Such ak
nlicine you will find In Electric nitters. anid
ly10cents at Cofich,i & Lyon's D)rug Store.
Buckion's Arnxo Salvo.
P'ho Jiest s-sivo in the workl1 for Cuts, sores,
skin ru tn and Ositivy ursplies,
no pay required. It is guafraniteed to give
rfoct satbiaction, or mnoney refunded0(.
ice '4 cents per box. For sale by Conil
Att'iIlUt KiII.Eit, EDITOlt.
We notlced in the December No. of
the Carolina Teachert an article on the
propriety of attemlpt.ing to teach philoso
phy in the Colmon schools of the coul
try. TIte writer very wisely called at
tention to the difillties attendhng its
Introduction Into the school room. The
need of apparatis and the many classes
are great hinderances, it is true, but not
suilclent to cause it to be entirely ig
uored, or passed by. With the diliicul
ties mentioned to coitend with, it can
not be taught thorough1ly, we admit, but
shol, we leave anything untaught be
cause it can be done only in1 an imper
feet way. No, this kind of reasoning
is falhilcious. In fact, (10 we teach any
of the prescribed branches perfectly ?
In most instances we fall far short of
perfection. Most teachers think that
their whole duty is done in the common
school when they have contended with
their pupils hIi history, arithmetle, read
ing, writ ing, etc.
Cannot some of the great truths of
philosophy be taught without the use of
ia great, deal of apparatius ? Fifty years
ago, in m1any colleges, there was a hick
of apparatus. The teacher did not dare,
however, to suspend the teaching of
:philosophy. Sueh ia step as this would
have been fatal and they knew it. It Is
to be feared that we often have too
many inagined dillicutlties to contend
with1, dilliculties which the teachers of a
hundred years ago never dreamed of.
The oplilion I; gaining grottnd rapidly
that (lie pat i of both learner and teacher
can be made veru easy. This idea may
eventually leadi us into the road to error.
We imagine that. we need too much help.
There is one branch, chemistry, that,
for the want of apparatus we may leave
nitaught, but. it is the only one, of iu
portance to every child, to be passed by.
We should remember that it is our
duty first to teach as well as we can, the
primary branches; tl "se are necessary
to iItelligenIt citizenship. After this lus
been done, thlen let us give the pupil,
who is unable to attend college, the Op
portuuilty of learning sonme, at least, of
the great questions that have moved the
mintds of imen let the ages past. When
the helps so often needed Il the schuol
room are wanting, let us go forward and
do as well as we can without them. We
often want too much; this is a fautlt,
however, with others as well as teachers.
What do you think a proper kind of school
paauishaanent ? It, If,
Punishmeit must be varied according
to the temperament of the child; a frown
will act on one, reparatlon from comi
panlions oil another, neglect and cold
ness on another, and lie whipping on
the fourth. li general, for younger
pupils, corporal punishment is the most
efflee ual, for older pupils, Isolation, loss
of privileges, or appeals to the sense of
houior. Never make threats of punish
ment ini alyance of ofienees, it will only
make pupils try you by disobeying, or
suggest to them the doing of something
they would otherwise never have thought
of. I wotuhl not make It a practice to
deprive pupils of their recesses, as they
need them in which to exercise freely
and obtain f-esh air. Never inillet
personal indignit its, such as pulling the
hair, and pulling the car, for they excite
the bitterest feeling. and they 'tre sel
don forgivenl. In extreme Cases pun
ishmiient, may be inflicted openly and be
fore the school, but. in general it is bet
ter to inflict it In privat.e, not inl anger,
but in roolness. Before lInishing, be ab
solutely sure of the guilt of the oflenider.
and then inflict puanish men t so thorough
ly that it will be remiembered. Bain
say*s, "'When iCorporal p)iuiishmnlt is
kept up it shounld be fit the far end of the
list of penalt,ies, its slight est applica
tion shoithl he accontedi thle worst (d1
griace0.' '-Au na I)oilas, in Scehool Journal.t~
Programme11 foL reeier's Association.
1. How to comimenece children at
lechool-Mhss Nellie Chaupmani.
2. Reading Circls-Prof. James
3. Tlhe Primary RIeading Class
Miss Maggie MontQ.
4. Phlysical Geogriphy--Professor~
Tihie aissociaitioniwhlI mieet on the l1rat
Saiturdauy ini FIebruary. WVe hiope that
all wvhose tnameis aire oin thle priogrammeiili
w-ill he pre~sent. T1eachieris, let us try to
inake the first meet I ig of the year 1887
31n0 of (lie best. D ong't let mer Ie trifles
keep you away. Come onie, comiie all.
T.lhe maoiith of .Januari ty opeed gloom
ly for the schools ini the coun try. Tlhie
li rst, week has putssed anid thle attend
1ncc at most schools hans been very poor.
l'hie teaclhe r woubI l hi, pleased to see
ivery clhibh in the school room, but lie
~a uhaidly e xpeIct. to see themi wheni t he
weaithleru is so un favorabile.
Would it not be wvell foir thie boards of
Lrutstees ini eachi townishlyI to close the
schools, hirea fteor, in thie 1110nthI of .Jan
ary, as this is generally the worst (of
hie year. T1hie schools then coul be
runi late in the spuring, aind bett er at tenid
111e0 woldt be0 the result.
TheI1 0( redution of int ernal reve nue anid
lie taking off of revenute staimps from
Lrap,rietary~ Medieines, no dloubt, lhs
argely' benefit t ed the consumeilrs, as
v'el Ias reieving (lie burdiseni of homie
nanuifactiurers. Especially is this the
rase withI (/'rcen's Aur/us/ F"lower- andh
HIos(Jchc's (,'erman N!r/' as thle ired uction
>f tirty~l-six ceniits per dozo n, has been
I(d(d to increase the size of thie bo01ttle
-ontaininug these remedies, thereby giv
iig onie-flfth imore imedici ne ini the 75
:eiit size. PTe .Auii ust l'lower for Dys..
lepIsiaL and Liver Complaint, and1( the
7'))rman S//ruj; for Cough and Luing tron
>les, have pIerhaips, the largest sale of
miy m1elines in (lie world . Thei ad
ranitage of hucreaseid size of the bottles
v-ill be greatly app)ireciatedl by thie sick
md afficted, in every town and village
in elvilizedh countries. Sample b)ottles
or 10 cents remain (lie 8same1 size.