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- y -j P. RA, JANUARY30,1V02 TvT45A
MUST STAND FIRM.
11ON. W. J 1RYAN'I P ICF111 A' '1-iH
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Reniderdt 1[niMakild Sj I.mirg 11#4 lie
Party ltaretemi'm Conanitutionial
Wooster, 0., Jan. 6. -Tho lion.
William J. Bryan spoko hero tonight
at the Jackson Day Banquet, which
was hold this evening, at his sug
gestion, in order that he might koop
engagements at Boston and New
Haven later inl the wook. His sub
ject was "Steadfastness," and be
said in part:
"Among the traits of character
which distinguished Andreiw Jack
son, no trait was more prominent or
more helpful to his country than
steadfastness. Whon lie believed a
thing, lie believod it. Whorm duty
led, lie followed without questioning.
When he decided that anything
ought to be done, he did it, and no
power could overawe him. Io did
not have in his voins a single drop of
'anything to win' blood. When Nich
olas Biddle declared that, through
the national bank lie conld make and
unmake congresses, Jackson replied
that that was more power than any
one man ought to have in this coun
try, and he then began his war
against Biddle and his bank, which
resulted in the overthrow of t bat great
financier and the institution which
he so autocratically controlled.
Others were afraid that Biddlo's in
fluence, if antagonized, would defoat
theDemocratic party, but Jackson
saw in it a menace to his country and
he did not stop to considor what ef.
feet an attack on the bank would
have on himself or on his party. He
won, and we revote his name and
celebrate his day.
"Benton, in reviewing Jackson's
work, said that, as Cicero overthrow
the conspiracy of Catalino and saved
Rome, so Jackson overtbrow the
bank and saved America. We sihall
observe this day in vain if we do not
gather from the life of Jackson in.
spiration and encouragement for the
work which lies before us. Today
the Domocratic party needs to learn
from the hero of New Orloans iho
lesson of steadfastness; it needs to
learn from him not only that to be
right is more important than to be
successful, but that to be right is the
best way to insure success.
"A party must have principles or
it can have no claim upon pIblic con
* idence; anid how cau it commend its
principles bet.ter than by standing
* by them. Who will have faith in the
*c~reed of a party if the party stands
ready to barter aiwa, its creed ini ex
change for t he promise of pat ronage ?
*A hatling, vacillating course not eonly
. fails to invite recruits, but, it alien.
- ates and drives away vetorans.
"Another reason for ste-adfastness
* .is found in the fact that, no onie canii
tell untill the attempt is miade what
- obstacles courage can overcome. Tihe
bold and fearless triumph wvhere the
timid fail. Tlhe victories which live
and light us on to the noble dleeds
are the victories snatched from the
jaws of defeat by intrepid spirits wvho
proferred deat h to retreat.
"There is a profound philosophy,
as well as a religious tr-uthI in the
- words: "He that saveth his life shall
lose it." The party that has no huig h
er purpose than to save its own
life will die because it dles.erv. s to
*die,"if need be, for the sake of a
great cause will live because it. de
serves to live.
Who says that the money power
is omnipotent and that the Demo
it or surrender to it? Not until hu
annature is entirely changed can
the financiers be mntrusted withI the
guardianship of the p)roldneers of
wealth; not until greced becomes just
can the money changers constuet a
system for themselves which will b)e
fair to anyone else. A top can be
balanced upon the point only wvhen
it is in rapid motioni, and so t he great
finanucial structure designed by Wall
street for the benefit of Wall street
will stand upright only so long as it
can keep whirling; the collapse will
come when the 'speed is slackened.
"Who says that we cannot ifford
to neasure strongth with th14e groat
Monopolies which now arroglintly
assuie to control the dotnain of pol
it ies ats well its the fiol( of industry 7
Not until we can gather good fruit
from an evil tree, and figs from this
ties, can we expect, a privat monop
ly to bring forth public blessings.
The wiater that has been poured in
to the stocks of our groat corpora
tions has for the most part boen
drawn from the agrioultural regions,
and the drought that is sure to fol
low will teach the farmor the men
ing of the trust systom.
"Must we abad(lon the solf evident
truth that governmouts derivo their
just powers from the comisent of the
governed ? Must we accept imporial
ism as an accomphshed fact and join
in the shout for blood and conquestr
Our republic rests upon solid rock
and while its principles are revered
it cannot be overthrown within or
without, but, if all parties joined to
gether to erect. an impiro from Amer
icain soil, thoy would build upon the
sanO and the edifico could not ondure.
It is a law divine in its origin, irre
sistable in its force and oternal in
its duration, that wrong doing ulti.
inately destroys the wrong door and
no nation or combination of nations
is strong enough to evade or resist
"But suppose--what no one should
asBuime and what no one can prove
that steadfast adherence to Demo
cratic principles would result in re
peated defeat, is there iny reason
why we should abandon these prin
ciples and adopt others, or havo none
at all ? Those who prefer prison fare,
or a survile subjcmt' lot to the dian
gers of the battlefield, may condemn
the Boers for continuing what some
describe as a hopoloss struggle for
indopendence, but those who can
measure the mighty influence of
great deeds know that tho sturdy
Dutchman of South Africa have al
ready confei red upon the world a
benefit that cannot be measured by
money. Their valor has brought
greater security to all rnpublics of
the earth; the bodies of their dead,
have built a bulwark blehiind which
the friends of liberty will fight for
centuries. The fact that England has
been compelled to employ more than
200,000 soldiers to subjugate loss
than 25,00() thousand men in arms
tile fact that England has expended
more than $1,000 per Boor-the p -r
capita wealth of the United States
and has neither been able to purchase
themi nor kill them-thilee facts are
immeasurably valuable to people
who want free government for them
selves and are content that others
should enjoy it also.
''So t ho Democratic party, wvhet-her
in powver or out of poweur, is servong
mankind when it standls steadIfastly
for constitutiiionmal government and
insists that the government shall be
a~ dmin)ist ered accoOrdIing to ~Jefferson
isn maxim, 'equal rights to all, and
special priviloges to none.'"
(heui11 I i4 CONVEINTION.
<h- he xt, to ha- Held i nili Auigu,4in-.151 ain
giubI.ed Men. to bwe P'. s -hi.
F'rom J anuary 20 to thbe 25, inclu
sive, a Good Road Congress will be
held in Augusta, Ga., and earnest
efforts are being made to influence
the attend(ance en masse of the p0o
pie in the numerous counties suir
rounding August a. The railroads
will put on special rates, and speak
era of national reputation will in
struct the people upon the economic
value of good roads, the road1s of the
world, best methods of construction,
the legal necessities of this section,
etc. Addresses will be made b)y Hon.
Martin Dodge, director of the road
dlivision of the U. S. Depar-tment of
Agriculture; by M 0. Eldridge, as
sistant director of thoe division; WV. H.
Moore, president of the Nat-ionail
Goi od Roads Society ; Supjerinitendlent
Machien of the U. S. Free Rural Do.
livery System; by Governors Candler
of Georgia,-and McSweeney of South
Carolina, lad the State g(eologists of
Georgia, South Carolina and( North
Carolina. Several of those lectures
by experts will be illustrated. Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson has
wvritten from Washingtn that ie wil
alsio ondonvor to be prosont. Efforts
are being mado to securo the attend.
Anc0 of the South Carolina logisla.
turo, which will be Hitting at that
time. An invitation haH beon ox
tended to Admiral Schley, who will
bo in Georgia at that timo, to be
present, and his attondanco will be
secured if possible. Admiral Dowoy
has also beon invited. It i%i desired
to got a groat outpouring of the poo
plo to considor the important matter
of public road improvement.
A train of ton to twelve cars of the
latost road machinery will be on
hand, in charge of the National Good
Road Society, and road making and
working will be carried on for the
flive days under the direction of that
society for the instruction of the pub
lic. With this machinery the most
rtipid, economical and modern moth
ods of road improvement will be
shown. The public excises and ad
drossos will occur on the 23rd and
Tht- greatest noed of this section of
the South is good public roads. III
this particular we are far bohind the
ago. To illustrate: On most of the
ordinary roads ontly two and three
bales of cotton can be drawn ' by two
horses; in the most. improved road
sections of the United States from
ton to twelve bales of cotton, or their
equivalent, ore regularly drawn by
two horses. It costs the pople in
much of the territory surrounding
Augusta frotm threo to five times
what it shiould to haul their products;
from three to five tims the invest
ment mn stock is required in this tor.
ritory as in good road sections to do
the HIam10 amount of hauling.
It. is impossible to expoct propor
profits or much dovel opemnnt under
Such a con1dition. It is a (1utiOll of
traIslort tioI; transportation being
at the basis of modorn dcvelopement.
People will not emigrate to the see
tion having poor traisport-ation fa
cilities; nor can the youth reared in
such a region be retained. Under
the poor condition of our public
roads, lands have deteriorated in
value in compation with the superior
facilities of transportation of other
sections. The only way to reclaim
these values and bring permanent
development is to provide public
highways equal to the best in the
country. The awakening of the pub
lie conscience upon this grave matter
claims the best efforts of the most
patriotic men of the section.
TROOI?d ORDEICED HO0ME.
Thei ntIre Gatrrlson ait Puerto P'rlinclp
WVashington, January 6.-Acting
in accordlance with a recommenda
tioni madle by Giov. Gen. Wood, mili
tary governor of Cuba, Secretary
Root has directed that jthe third squad
ron of the Eighth cavalry, compris
ing the entire garrison at Puerto
Principe, be brought to the United
States. At the first favorable op.
portunity Geon. Wood reported that
tile garrison could be abandoned
without detriment to public interest
and that the troops in question were
not, needed elsewhere in Cuba. Al
though it is said at the war depart,
mont that there is no other sugges
tion to this mlovement it is adlmitted1
that it is practically the beginning
of the general withdrawal of United
States troops in Cuba preparatory
to the transfor of the control of atf
fairs to the civil goveanment to be
installed (luring the coming summer.
So far as known thlere will be no
furthler withdrawal of troops until
final arrangements are made for the
formaul transfer of the government to
the newly elected oilcials of Cuba.
wIIwow. wINS8 7,O000,000.
Mra'. lie-nry lI. Piant.L Hsustains lia-r s'alt,
'1I hat heia~~ w il i.i Ier e iasnri shoutgi
h.* Estiablihed ini Niw .York.
New York, Jan. 4. -Th1e widow of
H-enry B. Plant won seven millhons
today by the dlecisioni of thle Supreme
court, Justice Leventrit, that the will
of tihe malgnato shiouldl b)e (stablished3(
in this julrisdiction on thle ground
that although he (lied in Connecticut
he was a resident of New York. Un
der thle New York laws the widow
gets propertyv valued at seven milios
THE MATTER OF THE
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS.
HU'T. McMAIK%N PR'tCN 4" l'RAorI
Genri Act it Not Yot Nected-.1ut County
Hoar'do Slouli bi Given Power to
Meet. the Demanmd for 111gh
(The State, 8th.)
Stato Suporintendent of Educa
tion MeMahan in his annual report
has the following to say in the mat
ter of county high schools:
"lIn many counties the town school
is attended in its higher grades by
pupils from country districts, who
in some cases (as in Orangeburg
and Union) are admitted free of tui
tion by the generous action of the
city board, but genorally aro requir
ed to pay tuition. In either case the
limit of capacity to admit pupils is
being reached or has been reached
in niany towns-especially in those
that have granted the privilogo with
out the barrier of tuition charg s.
What is to be done to supply the do
mand for high school education ?
Moreover, many smaller towns have
never yet been able to provide a high
school department for their own
childron, and consequently in some
counties thore is not even this begin
ning of a high school accessible to
the children of the country. If the
law provided machinery by which
town and country-county, in short
-could unito in establishing and
supporting such a school, it would at
once become attainable in many
places whero now the need of it has
come to be sorely felt. Indeed, we
havo reached the time when some
counties have developed a sentiment
in favor of providing high school ed
ucation for all children from town or
country, who will attend. The
colmty board of Anderson, for exam
ple, in the person of County Super
intendent R. E. Nicholson and City
Superintendent T. C. Walton, have
been agitating for a year the estab
lishment of a county high school, to
servo the city as well as the country.
They have called meetings of the
school trustees of the county and so
cured cooperation looking to com
bined contribution of public funds
for this end. But more voluntary
cooperation of boards liable to con
stant change of membership will not
suflice. A simple enactment that the
county board may reserve and apply
in its discretion 10 per cent. of the
school fund would suffice. It would
give in Anderson more than $3, 000.
While that board would use the fund
of a high school, a board in a county
not yet ready for a high school might
use a small sum to assist in supplying
good teachers to specially backward
or poor communities, or might think
best not to exercise its power to set
aside and expend part of the school
"It would b)e best to attempt no
distinct legislation on the subject of
high schools. An elab)orate system
created by law for all counties at
this time would be postively hurtful
-a v aste of money which is sadly
needed in the country school dis
tricts. In any definite legislation
there would be danger of forcing
p)rematurely a high school upon some
county not yet prepared for it. All
that is needed is to strengthen the
hands of the county boards, by the
several safeguards and powers sug
gested above, and these boards will
estab)lish the necessary high schools
as soon as local conditions can be do.,
veloped to warrant them. The county
board would thus he, as it should be,
the governing board of the county
high school. The county superin
tendlent, employed by the county
board, would have general oversight
of the county high school, aus of all
the othe'r schools in the county.
"in sonmc counties these schools
would serve for the better prepara
tion of local school teachers, until
that distant day when the colleges
anid the niormial schools shall suffice
to supply trained teachers for all the
schools of the country. In some
counties these high schools would
take the form ot industrial schools
for boys and girls-satisfying some
what the craving t hat nlemson ..,d
Withrop alivo sorvol to awat.,-n III
the bru.1ats of thosIanL who e:mnt
reach I h se spmlndid iIn:stit tit
Any ono of our coiinti, i 1.nvg
s i Stato of tho old world, an,I is
amply able to provido within its
bordors i high school for I ho trite
tical education of its cilildrn, rich
N ICWS ITICINM
Ntiwv Putt Inato shiu orm 00: fitr t hl i It Il rn-1
Tho old Liborty Boll ims arrived
The Schley court of iiqiry is
bobbing up occasioilly inI Iogr.ss.
Work will bo conmmonedtl i a fow
days on Columbia's twolvo story
Gckn. Wado luampton has boon
quito sick, but hais iijproved smito in
the past. fov (lays.
Secretary Gago has sont in his
rosignation to the Presidint and it
has boon ceptlled.
The omigrat ion of neirotis to tih
turpentino farms of Gkorgiat and
Florida have begun.
A negro fell from i steoplo lifty,
foot high in Iloroneo a few days aIgo
and climo out unhurt.
Admiral Schiey has auppotlid to
the President fron tie ilmijimitv r
port of tho Court, of Ii(uiry.
The suprotmo court. Is decilted
that a Stato ham the power to comlip-1e
a railroad company to pay balick tI xo-.
A bank mishier It Tauniton, 'Miss.,
has boon specbilliting inl cottonl fut
turos and is short in iis Itet-miits
Six whito menol havo I onI Hoentenlcod
to hung inl North i CarolikU (mi Fn ri
ary 2>th, cHarged with ussa-sinatti1n
lUssages were sOit SttIIII:1' b
the wiroloss (olgraph sitem fionl,
Capo. Henry to Iamiev, N. C, a diN
tance of nearly 200 miles.
The Board of County ComIni
sioners of R.ichllund County are mitk
ing an (5lfort to got the Good NIlnd-s
train to como to Columbia.
Isaac M. Bryan, Esq , of Gr
ville, 111s ann111olimee'd hiisOlf as a
candidate for the Unitod Stitos Smi.
ate to succeed Sonator McLaurim.
Two white mon in Oritngoburg
County had a shooting scrapo about
a cow a few days ago. One wats so
riously wounded, the otIher unhurt.
The Anderson dam which was do
atroyed by water a few days ago is to
be rebuilt at onc(e. TIhe dama111ge
(lone amounted to $7E>,000) or SI 00,
The Stato Agricultural11 and Mo'
ehaniical Society wvi Illhl its aiol
Sng moot ing in Ciharlestonlltl uhs
year, on the first Weodnesday mi Feb
Chief Justico Mclver is detained
at his home by sickness and1( is not ini
his seat in the Supreme Court. Thiiis
is the first time 1his seat 11has boln va
cant during his entire service, for 27>
Secretary Long defends the navy
against criticisms relative to t he dis
tribution of prize money. lIo says
his department, has nio cenit rol over
the matter; th bonont.y is (INtermiinied
by the court of claimis.
The supllroIi court, has1 handedd
downi a doci1ilon, in wvhich it is hel
that a bank cannot hold( a guiaraLnton
company responsible (on a bond( (If
an officer who speculates antd t ho
bank fails to notify the comnpany of
A resolution has boon1 int.roducedh
in Clongress providing fe r an1 appro
priation of $12,000 for bronze tualets
commemorating six grealt naval vic
tories, beginning with those of .John
Paul Jones in I1797 atnd c'losing with,
the battle of Sanit inga bay, "1(ommro
dore Winfield Scott Schley comnlfd.
ing," in 1898.
The Giovernor has nlamIed dIehi
gates to attend the Augusta Good
Roads Convent ion from 1'aIg0fieldl,
Barnwell, Abbevillo, (Green wood,
Aiken, Hampton and Saluds, anid if
any persons from othter co>unties wish
to attend, all they have to (10 is to
write Judge Eve ait Augusta1, and1(
that will h)e anmnlient creearntils
A bill oI r111nch intorost to ox (')n
fdh,ttte sohdlimrs lhas homin falorably
avted u1poll by tho holiHo coluinittvo
Mn wrilla V m111l1.. It provideii for pay
ing formor Confedorato moldiors for
lol.ws, sidlos, bridlosi and tsido
artaLln 'rom thoim inl Violation of
(' h (i '. If 11rI.1 ldor 1i1do by Gollm.
Iwo wind Ji,hnsoni with (es ; Gm 1ran t,
mid Sherinim. Tho bill vas int-ro.
<hi'd bN leopesntat ivo Pad'gott of
110ISSON WIL,L tISKIMIN
i Iitvt I 'uIIIIW . - ua itit'ntI, for Ctitgres,.
Bilminghani, Alit , .fln. 5.-A Sp10.
eial from i t on-ry, Al1., salv
Cil't. UliciIa41 1. Rtobson will socin
ro-sigln fromt tl l' lnvy anld itor poli.
ies. It i Said lit will oppo4I, 11ll.
Johh I I. I llaind ts colgrIssimill
fromll th111 iixt di ( sriot.
I Il iM 11m 4 f 11n11fi , Oll or rO ,,T4 . m414 ,,, E1114HI 'V I.
Tillilm, f Smnth Carloilia, wvho htc.
lion, here last night, tIhis- Hize's up1)
I'rosid('nt k(monsvolt inl anl interviow
iPolrsonillyll) I liko MIr. Hloomovolt.
I thillk h(i is ail hornv,st manl, striving
I do right. Ibt I llust, aldlitc tho
conIVWIIn thalt hll ili n1'tlrly ilWAlM
bl1 1 o -lfpit-rfor ing tho d itio of tho
Pid1) nl 'f th . U id Staltos as
the , th'li he pefr e . lo it
Im 41111ch of it Sim y potrol. I 1
CIIIIIo(It Ily -whf it, winldl is not. high.
1Il11N of his acts oir n lot only radield,
I1V l Oli 0 t 01 ".'' itN< n W
Tlh bes;t wav toI avoid 11marital
iii mlr.tanings tis o tVoid tho
T y aizl withIt th loso wh a110r
downin he wrldit is nwet'stiary for
I ou vIag down thwro yoursolf.
Ak wolilinl whlo wIll ask anothor
W1m1411 t o si>w her how I o (b tat t ilg
ablilt!inks.enoulgh of hi. o heri
Vatiliys not at wonlmilli's strong
poinlt Bk4mr [. marriago H) HigIhs to
thiink hIow Ilol is going to b 4, and
aiftvrwAn't'(i ( He ig11H to (thi[lk hIOW
happy Shw tionghl shin was go"cing tt)
Thl wvay to got a woman to for
IIVIy N 1i not to lorgive her.
Gnll,y you canl got inl idlolk of
you1 to staly wheoreo is 1, hnIt. to go
t. i o11(4 sltill Iti. 1111plt n o i
AX mairried miani's trouble hoginsl
got malIrried(, but1 Onl whalt incomol1i on1(
caliveIi~' aft or got i ing Iarri(3d.
No womanil ennii (over accounit for
lior lihisag hy Oid of irito orest i or
dIip41lmaI and1 theo phIotographd of heor
The( wayl to( coninco alO wVomanIl you
loveolher is to 4)8it. inl abs1traction for a
baRgtimo treadhes aywtha.tr
y you vor sawl hor.
Theli surest1 way to got rich is to
(fnit being poor.
Forent of habi1t has1 ak goodl (deal to
do4 with Ith way( some 8(114peopl go ont
lovinig (ech oth.1.
When41 ai luneky man11 gets it. into. his
hand that11 ho is a groat manIf, hio isi
due1( to los(4 his8 luQk.
1. worset to b) (leh 3y11r hir thankf
to wearf ai wig, bult. you1 0on1d offe'r a
mtillioni dlollarM rewaird for a1 womankf
wvithl hair onl bor headi( who would
akgroo w'it h you, anid you'd neovor linid
"Alanm1, whatLLIV wonll you (10 if thait
big vaso( ill tIhe parlor shouh11( got
"I shoul whip whoevetvr dIid it,"'
said1( \I ts .flh1nks, gatzing siovoroIy at
"Wll, t hon, you'd blottor begin
to got, upj your) musicl," said( 'OTmmiy,
"1cozt papan's broke it."'
ThoI) man11 who rocks thle boats iri
hninui t.hn t.rna uith conmimtiblina
OF PROPERTY VALUES,
A4MESMIIENJ. (JIVrN 11Y INOIRMASE
A shiowilig that IN of Moro than Usual In
terent t4 11, ile't'ipli% (f soul caroIna.
[The StAe, 7th.]
in tihe Cownptrollor eneral's offlice
yostorday thoron was prepared ono of
th Im1ost, c r0111 1)rhf)lnsivo statemots
ovor issuod from that oflico showing
tho not incronso ill the valuation of
all taxablo property in the State
for th yoar 1901 as compared
with Lthe year 1N00. There are
in tho oitiro sclIedule of taX
blo proporly onlythree items in
whichi doereasoti are shown. The
following is tho statement, giving a
vory good idon of where the principal
ille'ilclsos inyo boon:
R es14 k'StatO OltHide Cities
anl towns ..................$ 399,355 00
l.10 e-stlato ouitsidn citles
anld town4 ........... ...... .. 710.658 00
RI-iro is ...... ............... 1,684,970 00
tools, vk, ................... . 3,286,035 00
Iimlu ks ....................... .... 918,323 00
I ''11 ilu , I lls I iorance C(l'
1) il I . . ........ .............. 250,202 00
I.sores anitimulei............ 1,054,769 00
(J,:t I(!, sheep, tild hogs ... 138,004 00
M igs ............... .............. 20,077 00
kiobd andi silvor watteti
an1 - phte ....... ............. ...5,642 00
'il is atid org' 4 ........... 10,807 00
P1-il-aur varjIallge4 ant1d
oit-r' v'VhiCI........ ...... 358,234 00
NIe're11ha1ti4' rItII1-4......... 48,466 00
M o licy ........................... 298,302 00
Houst-hold antd kitelc
fillnit and other
propurt..y ..................... 1,237,908 00
)it Valulo of credl
I .- .................$1 1 ,030 00
in vi lit, of bollds
and storks...... 7L8,004 00
.40 p1(r ce-i nt,ln
Il(.y ............... 41.00 $833,075 00
Nut. incireiase $9,618,577 (1)
'Tli above figurms are well worth a
ca-roful study, going to show along
what linos progross lits boon made in
South Crolina during the first year
of thio now contury.
A JO1E ON aBL. .AA.
silym 'riat II,. Ir,ot titn Fatlior of we mon
1141014) Papier Muan.
'Thmy somn to have a large juicy
joko on Major Charlos H-. Smith, the
Cartersvillo, (ia., philiiopher, so well
known am Bill Arp. Ie writes to The
Const ittit ion tbout it as follows:
But, Mr. Editor, I am still per
pIlxod. MI y ristms pleasure has
bee111nImarred someIwhaIt by my pity
for theo poor credutlous dependent
womiin all or the land1( whio are dupes
of Itat MIonticello man. E~vory (day
brlin)gs mIoreO Ittersi from those who
haIve long 81ince sont the $25 to my
son1 lat Moticelolo. Fla., and get
rothiung b)ack(. They say~ they trusted
hime hecause lie was miy son. Many
of themi beggod or borrowed the $25
for theiy couldl not get the subscribers
arid so they maltde upi a list of names
from thtiir acquaintances and then
they wont to w'rk on the endless
chin hiumlbug anid got other women
to send( money and be duped.
Now, Mr. Editor, I beg you to put
it ini large typo and print it in red
inik that .Joel Smith, of Monticello,
is no son of mine, nor do I know any
thing of him or his paper. I saw a
late issue in which he boasts of hay
ing 40,000 subscribers wvhich I sup.
poso0 means1 $40,000 that these de
ptl(ondlt women have sont him. He
p)romfised them $20 a month to write
thlr,-' hou11rs a dayl) and1 some of them
81.14hltei r j.ewoIr.> arnd other precious
things to raiso t be $25. Mr. Editor,
(10 please lend your columns to stop
this fraud upon our poor Southern
women. And now we see that an
other end(11ss chain paper has started
in~ Athens, Gia. These frauds are
bringing dliscredit upon poor women.
I enclose a sample circular. Please
stop it. Kill it. Crush it. It is worse
than the cherry tree swindle.
P. S..-I will give $10 to find out
who started that lie that the Monti
cello uman was my son. I have re
ceived at least 50 letters saying,
"Your son at Monticello," etc. They
make me tired. I had three from
Tea t.his morning. B. A.