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Vpom the Splendid Fiwpeet of 8io
se.siTb.atIs to Crown Their
Until the Polls Close on the 4th of
Xeiemoer ICext A Boohing,
Cheering Circular.
I the Deeeoerate of Teneeaio :
Nashvjllb, Tinh , October 23. As
the- present raavass is drawing to a
j cloee, I am directed br your Btata
; Committee to cuDtrjtulata yon ad
v the entire paitv on the splendid out
V look let the saost t'iumpbaot party
i success e bare achieved for many
A years, and U urge upon you, from tbia
f lime ioiward, to nee extra txertions
and reaewed yigilancd in the dis
; charge of your duties as the commit
teeman ot year district, satisfied that
it will aflord you pleasure to work
actively in the cause, aod be a source
of pride here&f ;er to be known ai one
: of the workers in this memorable
' cami aiga who left no act undone that
; could ia any way benefit any part of
; To the shame of Damccracy, two
years age oar parly, thiougU the neg
i ligeDce of its voters in not attending
5 the election, wai sived from defeat by
only a email majority, and whether or
not this humiliation shall oscur again
i depends apca the actiTity of District
! Committeemen more than all other
' agencies eetthined. I therefore beg
' ot yon as a loyal party man ' desiring
- to promote the beat inter s s of your
count! f, to see that every Democrat
' in joar district has a chance to cast a
ballot in the interest of Democracy and
the people ia the approaching elec
tion, sad ii there is any danger of any
one being dftled this high privilege,
from age, k &rmity or other oanse, ar
range special means to bring him to
. the polis. With such organisation as
' herein indicated, and heretofore sng
.', geeied to yonr County Ubairrmn, this
' can all be etsily done, but in no other
t way. I earnestly advisa that you con-
mlt frtsaently with jour County
Cbairmau and carry out promptly and
strictly bta counsel and directions as
to all these matterj. While prepaiicg
for the final coLt-st, you should re
member with pride that jou are work
ing for worthy, t onest, opripnt ana
abie candidates, who represent in their
principles constitutional liberty, the
equal lights of all men before the law,
home rale ts stainst radical centraliza
tion, and honest economical govern
ment as againtt Republican extrava
gance, eoirupt.on and lraud.
Tour party, for some sixty years in
control of the government, wai fonod
true to every trmsf. 'Debauchery, ex
travagance and corruption fcand no
lodging pltea ia its councils.
The names ef its statesmen made
ereat by their wiedom in dieoernlng,
and thtir watchful care in promoting
and prelecting by wite legislation the
interest of the whole people, illumine
the brightest png;s of American his
The eonntrr grew and the people
all enjoyed equal rights and privileges
nnder toe law, with ne favored classes
as under radical rale, were prosper
ons, contented and happy. "The
laborer was worthy his hire. ' and his
wstes. with no burdensome tariff
taxation was sufficient for his wants
and advancement, and the strikes of
starving workmen and the lockouts
of monopolistic corporations were un
known in the land.
The tails of yonr merchant marine,
protected by our gallant little navy,
carrying the products of the farm and
factory, whitened every ocean.
Governed with honesty and strict
economy, with the burdens of tariff
taxation brought to the lowest point
that would meet the expenses of the
government, the advancement of the
nation daring the closing years of
Democratic rule, in all the avenues of
trsde and development, bat more es
pecially in all branches of manufactur
ing, as shown by cenens tables, was,
by a large per cent., more rapid than
at any other period of -our history.
Through the statesmanship of your
party and the valor of cur soldiery
nnder its command, our enormous
public donatio (excoi t frczsn Alaska),
the richest in the world, the grandest
heritage ever bf stowed by any party
on its people, was acquired, and so
long se Democracy remained in power
was held to furnish homes for the
homeless, ss the common property
f all.
With the record of its eUtesman
ship and fostering care of the interest
of toe peoplp, fresh end bright on the
pages of history, the Democratic parly
surrendered the reins of power
to the Republicans, who, elated
with success and unrestrained by
the constitution or the law, through
the condnot of their rnlers (for I be
lieve the rank and file of their party
to be honest), madejn history, which,
when read, is bnt a sickening detail of
rings, deceit, debauchery, extrava
gance, corruption and fraud.
With Sitauis drceit thy denounce
the penitentiary lease. They inaug
urated the system, squandered nearly
a half million ot the public money ia
running it; their present mayor of
of Chattanooga, elected by bis party
with a full knowledge of the facts,
recommended it, and their candidate
for Governor, Cel. A. A. Taylor, in
1875 voted for it Add to this the re
f usual of the Republican Senate of the
United States to take action on
various bills parsed by the Democratic
House, prohibiting the employment
of convict labor and the use of mater
ials, the prodaet of such labor, on any
of the public works or buildings of
the government, and yon have the
hypocrisy of thir declaration clearly
established. While m power during
the dark days of reconstruction, they
brought the State to the verge of
bankruptcy by the issuance of mil
lions of bogus bonds. In the Leg
islature of 1875, A. A. Taylor by reso
lution denounced thess bonds as
fraudulent and void.
In this canvass the Republicans,
true to their history of inconsistency,
nominate and support this same A. A.
Taylor iir Governor, while they de
nounce and abare the Democrats be
cause by a compromise of this debt,
alike satisfactory to commonwealth
and the bondholder, they removed
this unjust burden from the shoulders
of the people, restored confidence in
the integrity of the State and brought
its credit te the highest point ever
known in its history. Posing as the
frienti of lsbor, they pass laws author
izing tha hire of panper labor from the
old world to be brought in competi
tion and to displace the free labor of
Under tire false cry of protecting
wages, they enact data legislation in
the interest of monopoly, whereby,
while tha laboring clasees, the great
body of the people, are held in the
bondage of poverty, the favored few,
pe:s of Republican power, are enabled
to accumulate fortunes, the mere com
putation of which dezes the mind.
Vanaerbiit, with his $250,000,000,
equal in va ns to nearly all the
wea'th of the whole Slats of
Tennessee; Gould. with his
$100 000,000 ; Fage, with his $50,000,000,
and 100 others, not ceceseary to name,
with yearly incomes of $1000,0t0
each, are bnt a few of the many ex
amples of bow the labor of the many
has been ground in the duat by the
c'.a'S leg elation of the Republican
party in trie interest cf their favored
Claiming to he ths friend of the
poor man, they lay a high tariff tax on
the necessaries cf life and a low one
on the luxuries used only by the
They tax the (ilk goods of the rich
only 60 per cent., while the woolen
blanket U made to pay from 63 to 100
per cant.; pieces and guitars pay 25
per cent., while cotton carJs and
curry combs are taxed 45 per cDt.; 30
per cen. .ptys the tax on floe fur
robes, while woolen shawls are as
sessed 60 to 80 per cent They let of
Bta'nary and diamonds at 10 per cent.,
and make it up on pocket knives at
50 percent. The prep aad pet of
their party, grown rich under
its festering csre for the few,
can "drink and -grow merry"
on champagne taxed only 47 per
cent., while the man who labors for
him at a pittance a day must pay 148
per cent, on the castor oil that he
gives to bis sick child. They delight
in this claim that they are the poor
man's friend, and tbey are clearly de
termined to make their claim perpet
ual bv keeping him always poor. In
their national platform of 1884 thty
declared that they would correct tbe;e
inequalities in the tariff tax, but when
a bill was offered in the last Ccngresn
by a Democrat for that purpose, true
to their instincts cf oppressing the
poor in the interest of the rich, they
forgot their pledges, betrayed tbe peo
ple, aod rt fused to grant the reiki
they bad prom sed.
To catch the Irish vote they de
clared in their platform fvr heme rale
for Ireland, and fStablithfeJ the sin
cerity cf the declaration by advocat
ing cemrilizitinn from every stump
ia the State. Carry the centralizing
theories of Col. A. A. Tay'or to their
legitimate conclusion, and the remit
would be that the administration of
the affairs of Tennessee would be tak
en out of the bands of its people and
placed nnder the conttol of the Na
tional Government, just as Ireland to
day is under the control of the British
Parliament. Do the peop'e wish
te mar age their own aflVrs, or
won'd they prefer to follow the
lead cf Col. A. A. Taylor and turn
over the control of onr domestic insti
tutions to the tender mercies of New
England famticiem?
Pretended advocates cf honest elec
tions, tbey have regnlsrly resorted to
every rpecies of fraud known to the
calendar of crime in order to main
tain their hold on power by defeat
ing, if necessary, tke will cf the people
at the pills.
By a scratch of the pen of our so
called Gov. Brownlow, whole coun
ties we e disfranchised; by the edict
f a rump Leg sla ure the people of
whole S ates were deprived of tbe'ir
citizenship. By the order of a briga
dier general, legislatures legally
elected and constitntsd were dis
solved, and in many cases the places
of the members were filled with
uatfrpfbg criminals." They degraded
nr army by using it to drive legal
voters from the polls, and with thtir
deputy marshals, armed with bull
dog pistols, appointed in many in
stances because they were experienced
in crime, they over awed the people
on eles.ion day and made elections
by the ballot a mockery.
By threats to some that their n
sLns would be stopped if they votsd
the Democratic ticket, and by prom
ises t3 others that theirs would be al
lowed if they voted the Republican
ticket, tbey, as shown by indisputable
proof, systematically made the Pen
sion Office in distributing the boaoty
of the nation to dieabled soldiers rsiist
in the dirty wcrk of debauching the
ballot box.
As a crowning infamy to thess gross
outrages oa the elective franchise,
they overturned the will of the people,
and by fraud, corruption and threat
ened force perpetrated the crime of
the ages in the inauguration of Ruth
erford B. Hys as President, knowing
that Samuel J. Tilden bad been duly
aod legally elected, and then, with a
shamelesjners that passes belief, they
rewarded ninety-six of the partici
pants in the crime with high and re
sponsible offices, at an a?gregite annu
al salary of $242,170, or $908,680 fur
their full term of four years.
Deceitfully assuming to bs the spe
cial advocates of purity and economy
in the management of public affairs,
they lowered the standard of official
character by the appointment of un
worthy politic il tools to high office0,
and by their extravagance in
the use of public money,
they taught their unworthy
agents and officers to be care lees,
wasteful and dishonest in handling
the public funds.' Under this lo:se
rule a reign of fraud and corruption
was inaugurated on every hand ; cul
minating in the organization of rings
for pillage and plunder in nearly every
branch of the government.
The history of the Credit Mobileir
frauds, the Boss Shepherd ring frauds,
the Degolvar pavement frauds, the
safe bnrglary frauds, the whisky ring
frauds, the Bilknap frauds, the Robe
son naval frauds, the medical naval
frauds,, the Indian Bureau frauds, the
star rcu'e frauds, and the frauds com
mitted in the farcial trial of the star
ronte thieves, has been so often writ
ten that the only repetition it needs is
to say that millions on millions of the
nation's money, wrnng from the tax
payers by the most oppressive taxation
ever im posed on a free people were
stolea from the Treasury by the die
honeet public servants placed in high
positions by this "God and morality
The Republican officials having con
trol of the government became trus
tees, charged with the duty of guard
ing and protecting the rights of the
people in the public lande, bnt instead
of protecting their rights, they be
trayed the trust, and pursuing in this,
as in the discharge of other public
du'ies, a course of wasteful prodigality
and reck era disregard of ths rights of
others, tbey granted without consider
ation to favored railroad corporations
tracts of public domain eo immense in
the aggregate that the mind fails to
grapp their extent.
Two hundred millions of acres of
the people's land givqn by the Repub
lican party to the favored friends tell
but a part of the tale. Fifty million
acres of this land, forfeited by the
roads, bave been restored to the peo
ple through the efforts of a Demo
cratic Congre's, and acts have been
parsed by the DeTOnrat'c Congress to
rtstors nearly SO.OCO.OlO more; bnt
the Republican Senate, true to th
history of their party in promoting
the interest of the rich at the ex-
Cnte of the poor refuse to return the
nd to its rightful owners.
Bv class If gulat on they have crip
pled the commerce of the nation,
driven our merchant marine from the
seas and closed the markets of the
world against us, and while nature
may reward the toil of the farmer
with a bountiful yield of all the
products cf the fluid and farm, having
lo market for the returns of his in
dustry, he lads the read to prof perity
and advancement cloud a.airst him.
' When the Republicans took charge
of the affairs of the governmett, our
ga'lant little navy was the prida of
onr people, and the public money with
anetinted hand wrs need t maintain
and improve it. With reckless waste,
acd frauds too gros3 for language to
fitly describe, in the short epacs of a
few years they spent $400,1 OD.COO, an
amount mote than snflhieDt to bave
built the finest navy in the world, but
instead of this, they left a navv so
por ia all its iqiiiiiuicnta as to be a
disgrace to t"ie nation and bring us in
contempt with all other nations of the
After twenty-four years of this reck
less mle the banner of Republicanism
went down in defeat and Democracy
again resumed the reins of power, and
already the results of honesty
and the faithful discharge of public
duty are seen and felt on every hand.
The appointees to public place areser
varts of the people and not as here
tofore the tools of schemers aad
Strict economy, followed by ths sav
ing, as shown by te records, in a few
short months of many mtl.ijns of
money to the p:ople, is the rule in
every departmtntof the nation.
Confidence in the heneety and in
tegrity of free government is being re
stored, and when the class legislation
enacted by the Republican party in
the interest of the favored few sha'l
bave been repealed S3 that all men
may have in ibe race of life equal
chacc:a before the law, an ag of pros
perity to the whole people will be ush
ered in greaer than ever before
known in tha country's history. Very
truly yours,
T. M. McCONNBLL, Ciairman.
Tha war dark, my Father ! aloud oa cloud
J fathering quickly o'er my hrad: end loud
The thunders roll eoove me. See I itund
Like oae bewildered. Father taie ay held.
And toroiuh the gloom
Lead lately home
Ihy child.
The day ceea faat, my Father! aad the aight
Ia drawing darkly down. My failh en eight
Seei ghostly viiioni. Fear, a fpeotral band,
Unoomiaia me. 0, Father, take my hand,
Aad from the night.
Lead up to light
Thy child.
The way la long, my Father, and my leul
Loire fer the rent and quiet ef the goal)
While yet X ieurney through thii weary
Keep me from wandering, Father, take my
(Jaickly aad itralght
Lead to heareu'i gat
Ihy ehild.
The path ia reugh, my Father! many a thorn
Uaa pierd me, and my weary feet, all lorn
Aad Heeding, mark the way. Yet Ihy oem
mand Blda me preaa forward. Father, tike my
Then, aafe and bleat,
Lead me up to reat
Thy child.
Tha throng Ii treat, my Father! many a
doubt .
And tear and daaget com pail me a"iour,
And foei oppreas me aor. I oannot Hand
Orgoa.one. O. Father, take my band.
And through the throng
Lead aaMy along
Ihy child.
The eroaa ia heavy, Father! I hay borne
Ho long, and atill do bear it. Let my worn
And fainting itirit rile to that bleteed land
Where crowni are given. Father, take my
And reaching down.
Lead to the crown
Thy child.
The day ia dark, my child, bnt leadi to light;
I would not alwaya hare thee walk by light;
My donlinga, new, then can'at not undei
itand; I meant it ao ; but I will take thy hand
And through the gloom
Lead eafely home
My child.
The day goea fsat, my child; but la the night
Darker to me than day? In me ia light;
Keep close to me, and every spectral band
Of feara shall rauith I I will take thy hand.
And through the night
Lead up to lignt
My child.
The way ia long, my child I hut it ahall be
Net ene atep louger than ia bet for thee;
Aad tbou shall know at laat, when thou
Cloae to the gate, how I aid take thy hand.
Anil quick and straight
Lead te hoaven'a gate
My ch id.
The path Is rough, my child I but. oh t how
eweet ,, , ,
Will be the rest for the weary pilarim a feet.
When thou ahalt reach the bordera ef that
To which I lead thee as I takithy hand,
And sa'e and blest
With me shall rest
My child.
The throng ia gret, my child ! but at thy aide
Thy father waiks; then be not terrified,
For I am with theo; will thy foea oommand
To let the freely pa; will take tuy hand.
Aad through the throng
Lead aafe along
My child.
The eroaa ia heavy, child; yet there la On
Who bore a heavier tor thee; my Son
My well beloved ; with Him bear thine, and
With Him, at last, and from thy Father'i
nn1' ....
Thy eroaa laid down.
Keceive thy crown.
My child.
Jay Uoald and Party at all. Ltala.
St. Loois, Mo., October 23. Jay
Gould and party, consisting of Mr. snd
Mrs. George Gould, A. L. Hopkins,
Col. R. O. dowry end Capt. Scuack
ford, arrived in St. Louis lest night,
snd are quartered at the Southern Ho
tel. Mr. Gould says that his tonr of
inppection of his Western railroad
nrnrwrtv hu nhnwn him that the lines
are all in a most excellent condition,
financially ana ptiysicauy. as to tne
matters of new construction, be said
that the proj scted roads wonld be rap
idly pushed to completion, and that
the corning yesr wonld doubtless wit
ness the commencement of a new road
or two. The party will leave for the
East tomorrow.
Hilled a Barglar.
Ionia, Mich., October 23. Thurs
day night E J ward Cole and two com
panions tried to break into Victor
Jewell's house five miles north of bere.
Jewell ordered the men away but they
paid no heed lo his warning and he
fired, killing Cole. Jewell delivered
himself into the Sheriff's hands yes
terday. A Second Dlvldead Declared.
Washington, October 23. The
Comptroller of the Currency has de
clared a second dividend of 10 per
o, t molrino' in nil 40 nor innt. In
VJ U . . , - , " -
favor cf the creditors of the Logan
and a sixth dividend of 5 per cent.,
making in all 95 per cent, in favor of
tha !. tor of the First National
Baokof .Monmouth, III, ...
The Perplexing Problems or Host
rarents-lf Ihey Mnt Marry,
Whom Shall They Espouxe.
Joe Howard In the Boston GW ;
Of the 25,000,0(10 cf children in this
ccuntry.it is fair to a-same that 16,
000,000 are girls between the agts of
one day and 18 years. What to do
with children is one of the most per
plexing problems known to the ordi
nary parent, bnt that is sinking into
comparative insignificance in the pres
ence of the momentous question.
What is to be done with our girls T
While in Chicago a few days sire, I
was iuformed by t arter Harrstn, the
driving and impetuous Mayor of the
city, that the women and shop girls of
that city were indebted ts a socialistic
Alderman fcr an o dinanre disc ing
and compelling the shopkeepers of the
city to provide seats lor tbeir female
employe;. A crying evil is that which
we see, and to a certain extent part'ei
pats in every day of onr lives, that
which compels women, old and vounp,
and girls ef tender age to stand upon
their weatied feet from early m irn
nntil the evening shades, whin the
doors are clo-ed tj trade aod traffic.
But physical reat ie, after all, a small
part of the desideratum.
Our girls are In a precarious posi
tion, and stand npon places far f.om
The flippant answer which naturally
arists to tbe lips of ninety-eight cut
of every 1C0 readers of the ijiustion,
"What is to be done with our girls?''
ia "Marry them."
"Well, row, let us look at that br a
minute. The girl of today mu t mairy
the boy of today."
What will he he in ten years from
now? I do not refer to the ci'y boy
alone, but to the boy cf the country,
the average lad of the day. How does
be compare with his sturdy father or
his manlier grand ather? Wtiat are
bis hebiu ? First and fore mo :t an ex
ceesive indulgence in tobacco. The
cigaret'.e fiend looms upon us from
every corner. He makes ttlocs ve
the platform of every treet car. lief
stecches the fover and corridors o
e very theater; he promenades imper
linently along the ttreets of the city,
poisoning every foot of Cod's publio
air. Do you mean to tell me, as a
serious man, the father of a daughter,
that you would cheerfully yield her to
tbe embrace of a man whose nerves
are shattered, whose mnicles are
flabby, whot e morals are nndertoned,
wbote eyes lack luB'er, whose b o d is
thinned, and who knows better tbaa
you, bene young or old who read i
this letter, that tbe vile stuff these
bos tainper with so continually is a
deadly poison, working subtly, slowly,
sorely, but working to a ruin they cm
never hope to overcome or eradicate.
But that is one path onr boys pur
sue, only.
Let us follow them into the realm
of "John Barleycorn." We lad that
athleticism amongst a certain class of
oar yoang man, but no athlete, how
ever muscular, has yet been found
who could succeaf folly cope inateries
of wrestling matches with Joha Bar
leycorn; yet with what dexterity,
with what accustomed ease, oar youug
boys take their matutinal cocktail,
their noondav whisky, their evening
"pick us up," their champagne, their
cordial, eo that we sse it every day of
our livee, we see it every hour ot the
Come with me to Brown's chop
house, a celebrated place, (and the
meution of it can do Brown no good,
for be has been dead these three
yeirs,) on Twenty-seventh street.
Wbo are these in bright array, this
innumerable throng ordering pis
feet, oysters, woodcocs, game'nf every
namechops, Welsh rarebits T What
is it they are diinkin?? Champagne,
Burgundy, whisky, brandy, all man
ner of mixed fluids. Who are tbey, I
repeat? Well, they are hoys to whom
vou expect to marry your daughters.
The fire in their eyes is artificial, ths
flush in their cheek is born of the
driok in their et:mach.
Take one of them by the hand, grip
it, and hn will almcst scream with
pain. Take him by the nape of his
neck, push him away, he wili stagger
to and fro likes drunken man. Viril
ity? They haven't any. Stamina?
They don't know the meaning of tbe
Ask them a question in relation to
politics, foreign or domestic. They
will look at you amazed, luht a riy:
retle and puff it) noxious fumes into
the air, aod slink away with their
poor little hands stuck, in their
This is one element, one rewen
against the remark cf "to whom we
snail marry our daughters." There
are ether reasons, moral, physical,
why marriage is not tha one tbing
needfnl or the great desired tnd for
girls well born or well bred.
What, then, are we to lo with
It is gratifying to note that among
the progressions of tbe day ia fact,
of Ins age is tbe labor of women,
and in various .realms of occupation,
for self support and, therefore, self re
spect. Those which occur to us at
toe moment are, first, stenography;
eecond, type writing: thitd, teleg
raphy; fourth, teaching; fifth, the
last and worst of all, stores.
The phjsical requirements of an
active, conscientious stenographer,
typewriter and telegrapher are such as
t'i tax the average woman's strength.
Her head, her back, are liable to ache.
Sitting in a cramped position caneea
her pains in the chest. No snow storm
is ever pleasant to go out in, and ex
posure to the rains, and under a burn
ing sun is likely tog ve her a tboasaud
and one ills to which her particular
kind of flesh is heir to, and tint makes
trouble in the office.
In my Judgment the highest work
performed by men or women is ths
tfaching the young. Everything in
the future depends upon the teaching
in the present. The man or woman
competent to take a child, to impress
npon bis mind what he should know,
to or.old his morals so that bis feet will
naturally tend to planes that are hign
and in paths that are noble, is fit to
s'and among kings and dine with
queens. Yet the drudgery of the
work can never be exagge
rated in words. The pay is p or,
the compensation, so far as reputa
tion is concerned, is next to nothing,
snd the great sordidness of the world
shows inself in no place so ron?pirn
onsiy as when it deals with tbe teach
ers of its children. We'l, if it is not a
good idea for onr girls to t ike three
various roads to success, or to become
teachers, what ought tbey do'l Uo
into stores as shop eirls and parade
themselves ss "ealesladios," li'tle
thinking of the ridicule theybiing
npon themselves by calling thun
eelves rames, whicb, if applied t)
their brothers and masculine friends,
would be to beep contempt upon
them ? Who ever heard of a "sle3
forenmn" or "sAlesgentlernan ?" Wuy
not say "saleswoman" ss well as
"ealesmsn?" It seems to me that one
glance at the girls standing behind
the counters of onr great retail etores
ought to satietr any pe son that h is
the last ditch into which they ciuld
get by any possible tumble. In these
places the work has nothing stimulat
ing about it. It stirs no latent en
ergy, it acts in no sense as a tonic to
tbe brain. It ia physique wearing,
pstience exhausting. The aver
age pay cf these poor girls is
13 per week. Out of that they mutt
lay their board, clothe themselves
and clothe themselves respectably,
too pay their car fire, the doctor's
bills and fnr what little pleasure thev
get in the way of amusement. Now, I
do not intend to preach rrorality, bnt
I simply open the dorrr and ask you
to look in yourself at the 10,000 gir's
in this great city whese average com
pensation is $3 E0 per week, with an
enlorced vacation In many of the
larges stores of from six to tight
Wffko' duration, during which they
get no pty whatever, and then tell
me whether this is a school fr virtue,
whether this is a promenade a which
an hi eafely placed the tender feet cf
girls too young to understand ths
meaning of the snans that ene're'e
them, bat old enough to wish to dresn
as well aa tbeir companions, and weak
enough to follow any example, how
ever pernicious, that thy may get on.
Now, all tbia Wads np to the question
Where etwll they go? What shall
they do? It teems to me that outside
of the factories, where children are
little better th :n slave', there are fields
of labor in which the unquestionable
intellect and marvelous adaptiveness
(physical) of woman might bs util
ized, lam rot veiy familiar with
spinning aod the varied cognate em
ployment connected with it, but I be
lieve that there is a realm in wnich
onim could do an immense aaaonnt
of work, and for which ihey would re
ceive pay they mould hate te take
"wages," I suppose-c mint rismate
with thtir achitvement1. Household
tervice, menial seivice, of uecaieity.
occupy the time and attention of
thoutauds. 8j far as citiis aresnn
cerned, that class cf work is monopc
lis id almost entirely of foreigners, but
throughout the great country, on New
England farms, on Wes:ern rat. cb.ee,
there are opportati ies where suit
respestiug and aalf reliant girls cou'd
find congenial employment. The
gnat picture dealers of this city tell
me that tbey fell with wonderful
rapidity, and at most gratify
ing price, crayon sketches aud
water coor pictures, done by
men or women, so long as the
subjects ate unique and sympathetic.
Women's intuitions are quicker, thdir
eentiineuta are finer, and so tney
ought to be better able to sdlt ct sub
jects which, being pleat-ant to them,
would be agreeable to purchasers. A
portion cf cur city churches bave
women organists. Some of our largest
concerns have women accountants.
Tbe best proof reader I ever knew was
a woman.
Women in a newspaper cfllce.es a
rule, are nn'sauce. The reason of this
is twofold: First, tbey insist In terms
and in manner upon being treated as
women. They want their cupy judged
more leniently ; they want tbeir little
episodes i f fore'fulness pasted over
very lightly, not because tbey were
ill, but because tbey are women. The
O'dirary woman writer seises almost
intuit. vely upon fashions as ber topic,
as though dress and its idiosynciaMes
wcrj tbe chief thought of tbeir read
en, and theiefore oftuemselve. Tnuy
are unwilling to be di remcd Tney
are of en petty and small in the r
comprehension if a Hairs. They ire,
ss a matter of c utse, obvious y pre
cluded from certain p basts if i.ews
paper work, bnt in tbe rowp ning
room I have always found them as
serviceable ss a man, and ia the proof
room, as I sty, tbe bset reader I ever
inew was a woman.
Literature, the world around, seRms
to bs a fair fie'd for women If thty
would be content to enter before tbe
matt and work their way up, irre
spective of their sex, or of any special
domestic trouble that may be annoy
ing to them. In other words, if thoy
wioh (o atsnd slnulder to shoulder
with their brothers, receive a man's
pay for a man's work, tbey should be
content also to take the rhks and to
exprct tbe hsstrds. precisely as their
brothers ire compelled to; eo that, af
torall.it seems to me thefliatthiug
our girlsshou'.d be taught is the neces
sity cf self lel.ance for tbeir own sap
port, the necessity of a tta n;ng to
t oms special end, and then go ahead
with the understanding th-t their
work is a li'e's work, into which mat
rimony, ii i' cjhhs at a'l, comes as a
divertant, and an aid, and a help.
TflK TRAlEl.fR AT NUltNfrr.
The nhadowa (row and deepen ronn J me,
I feel the dow-f.ill ia the air;
The luuer.jii of the dtrkeniiiR tninket
1 bear tbe niiht tbrasb eail te prayer.
Tbe evening wind if tnd with 'erewelle,
And lovirf hernia unolefp frea mine;
Alone I (O to meet the derkneaa
Aeroaa an awful beundary line.
Aa from the lithted hearths behind me'
I e' with alew, reluctant feet,
Whalwaita me In the land of atrengeneaaT
What faee a hull amile, what voiee shall
What apace ahall awe, what brlghtneee blind
What thunder roll of ranaie atunr
What vaHl nrooeaaiena aween before me
Of ihaiiea nnknown beneath the aun?
I ahr'mk from unaconatomed glorv,
1 dread tbe mvriad voleed atrain I
Give me the unf .rgotten fame,
And let mr loat unea apeak again.
He will not chide mr mortal reaming
Wb ia our Brother and our Krieai,
In whole full life, divine and human,
The heavenljr and tbe eartnir Dleud.
Mine be the joy f oul communion.
The annuel of aniritual atrenith renewed.
The reverence fer tbe sure and holy,
Ike near ucikm oi uoini toou.
Ne dttine ear la mine lo listen
Aa andleaa anthein'e riea and fall :
No curious eye ia mine to meaaur
The pearl gat and tbe Jaauer wall.
For lor anuit needa be more than knowl
What, n atter if I never knew
Why Aldebaran'a atar ia ruddy,
Urooldsrmnua wniie aeanowl
Forgive my human worda O Father!
I ao Thy laranr truth to prove i
Thy mercy aball tranaeend my lensing;
I aeek bal love, ana mou art liv I
I to tc Snd my loat and mourned for
bafe in Thv sheltering toodneea ait.il 1.
And all that hope and laith loreabadow
U.i. 1-... l Tk. U .. .. -In
JUKWV Vll.Vh l 111, UUI Will.
WkittUr, in tae nftevrndent.
Accidentally Nbut. -
NisHViLi.e, Mich., October 2.1 A
young man named Vickeis, living sev
en miles south of here, yesterday ac
cidentally discharged hie gun. tbe
load going through the heart of Mrs.
Effingham, his mother-in-law, killing
her instantly.
Baalacaa Boomluf att Pltfebar;.
Fittbbdbo, Fa., October 23. This
city is experiencing an industrial re
vival just now which is growing
greater every day. From talks with
ball a hundred leading mnnnlacturers
ef iron, steel, glass and coke today, it
was developed that the mill, faoti
r es snd ovi-nsarerunningto their full
eit capacity, and in many instances or
ders are ahead fjr months of steady
Nubatcribe for the "Appeal"
ni nine ton
204 Front Rtrrel, OppoMlte rnatam Honw.
Cotton Factors and Wholesale Grocers
S9G-S03 Front flU. Hem phi Temn
Cotton Factors, Commission Merchants,
Ifo. 110 nouth XXatn St.. Ut. Xn!a.
afl III I I gBBFJgEa .1 ,1 I'll ) "It S. I in
Window Sliades, Picture Kail Mouldings and Mixed Taints.
Gr ocers & Cotton Factors,
Me. C99 Hata Htiwet, GawsM Block.
' Corner Adams and Second Sts.
MAaafJl.E. W are impared to furnleli
In every reaveet anil to alve entire aatlafaetlon.
We aollelt jonr patronac anil rtnueit that you oall, examin onr atook, prloea, et.a
before purnbiu hie .la.where.
ew Cotton Gin
Nos, 201 and 203 Madison Street, Memphis, Tens.
t,ATi:sr ijipbovjbd irui.tEn ours,
Eft TMraont "! Nnaaplo Onnrantrril. Good watirhtf t tnd ram.tUftM romp'
1 aTiaHa. All Cottnn I bp ureal while In Tranalt and at (lin. Uaeka farnlaked on aa
plleatlon. We ne the "Ptrmt tl.lomifr"
Speer's Cotton Gin
Hilling from Mulberry to St. Martin Streets
"Insuranco and Sacks free.
ar The Largest and only Complete Gin in the city.
HaTBest Yield. Best Sample.
J. aj.lt AT, W.H.IIOBTOf, t . W. BA1XBY.
Lat ef i. 0. Bar Son; .Lai of Measham A llorlon. Lats of Bailer OoTlaaSaSJI
Bomarrlll. J
360-36? Front Street Memnhis Tenn.
Quarter or a Century in
Nos. 323 and 324 MAIN ST.. - MEMPHIS, TEN1T.
Wholesale Grocers
tin ftRnrrmnM o t?io
Uholeiale Grocers, Cotton Wewtarn
And Commission Horchants,
232 and 234 Froni St., Memphis, Ten
M. L . RATS IT JeroUa kla wV.l. time to tk watching and aal of Ml CeKos eatrejnaat
No. 331 Front Street, Cor. Vutoii, Memphis, Teun.
new wurk Irom lateat de'ltna on abort noue.
and nnlnailall wagon potion. Ulr mu a rji
the Hardware Business.
& Cotton FitDrs,
moa. fjlark. u. J. Cla k.

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