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In Memory of Minnie.
How lonoly ami how sad aro wo
At twilight's poonivo hour,
As busy thought iii waking fast,
r Food memory's silent power.
Tho solomo stilluoss of the hour,
With a wo our bosom fills;
Tho cricket's weird sud plaintive chirp
Our inmost being thrills.
While memories dcm- and memories sud
Conic rushing o'er tho .soul,
The feolings docp that thought awakes
Aro f?r beyond control.
Those footings ol un tor fast around
Sweet M i ti ti to loved so well;
Our Miunio dear, our Minnio '-.till,
Within our heart? to dwell.
For ovovytlitng wo hoar r.ud soo
Reminds of Minnie dear,
Tho hou:;o ia sad, i J lonely now,
Without her voice to cheer.
Wo inis3 our Minuto with thc dawn,
Wo mias he" moro at noon;
Still moro ns evening shadows grow
Aud wc uro loft alono.
Her tiimblo foot, hov ha9toniug home
From ;;o!ioul will hoar no moro,
Ah! never moto lier footstep:) light
Hear wo nt entrance door.
The plato for Minnio filil? i? set,
Hut Minnio ?3 not tliore,
Sweet Minnie's voice wo scum to how,
Wc pto her vacant chair.
Tho Hule Iroasurca sho h:is left,
I5aoh plaything and each loy,
ISaoh playmate nod each friend reminds
Of Ai tonio's lifo of joy.
And though wo miss our Minnio iure,
Oft shed tho bitter lenr,
Our heart..' have comfort still, blie'a well,
Aud kilowa no paiu, no fear.
Her body sloops beneath tho cod,
Watched o'er by tinged bands,
Her ?pi?it mock among tho Mest,
lu radiant beauty .??lands.
[From the Columbia Register, May li).]
Commissioner Butlor'a Report.
Thc Most Ghccriny Accounts from Ah
Paris of thc St atc- Crops Good ant
thc People Happy and Prosperous-J
Document Which Should la Head L?
Peery Citizen in the. Stale.
Tho return.1! received by Commissiono
Butler from special correspondents of tin
Department of Agriculture show that thor,
is hind for salo in all tho Counties, rangin?
in price from $2 to 550 for improved urn
from 25e. t? CIO for unimproved-th
Dvorago being about $12 and 81, respec
In all those counties Ibero aro flourish
ing agricultural societies. A deep ??teros
is manifested iu ed lion, and new ; chou!
and colleges: ave hoing established om
propel ly sustained, lind those already or
ganized ?re on n firm and permanent bash
In omphatio denial of nome charges made
by u few Northern families, tho return:
show chvivchcB in ev?, ry 'Ju'in ty of o per;
denomination, and wi:h a largo member
Tho Department note.; with much satin,
faction, that diseases muong ato?le arc rar
-very few correspondents reporting un
dost niel i vo disoases.
Tho people ai\i ehthuaia&lio on the nub'
jcot nf fish oulturo, nud tho obstructions t
tho free passage of migratory fish ave boil);
removed, hud tho Commissioner ox prouse
rho hopo that in ;i short timo no ou uso fo
complaint will oxist in :bi:; maller.
All tho iel uri!:- givo encouraging roporl
of tho gvowing crepq, mid tho prospoot fo
fruit of various kinds i:? moro than good.
Thc farm or? i>ro usiug more fcrtili/.ci
limn lust year, nnd in como Counties, mot
than any previous your. In como Conn?t
manufacturing enterprises oro being iuau
gu rat cd> In York, one factory, with ca
pacity for 0,240 spindles, built entire]
by local oripitnl, will bo in operation b
November 36th.
Tho planters ave buying about Ibo san;
amount of supplies us laut year, and in
largo liumbor of coses nvo resorting to tl]
Hen system of running Iheir crops. I
every County (bc field labor is reported i
move eflieient, nnd in only ono County
lhere any scarcity of labor, and thovo it
attributed.to Ibo negroes renting moro lat:
and to nome extent omploying t!io flontin
labor. The overage prloo i:i 50 couta pi
day, 80 to 88 ncr month, and $75 to OK
per annum.
livery correspondent reports that oi
people aro not leaving tho Stato for ar
other location, but aro determined lo roma:
at homo and develop their own StatO, be
HoviOg that (hoy can do bettor ut hon
than ol?owhoro, and tunny who had I'OlOOv
cd nie returning. In a few Coutiti
Immigrants aro coming in and oro we
Our peoplo nie improving Iheir ntool
and aro of (lie opinion (lint a smaller nun
ber of good breeds aro moro profitable tin
. to many of common blood.
The correspondent from Chesterfield r<
poito tho best stand of cotton for sever
years. From Groen vi I lo a notable iaiproyi
ment in onttlcj Jerseys being tho fa vori I
From York in tho liaatorn part of ll
County tho aroa in cotton is (wico as lar(
of tho County tho ?ron in oom and cotton
ia about equal. From llorry, "tho natural
ndvontagCB arc, on ovory hand, oh oap land,
good otook ruugo and convenient market."
ns that iu oom and tho area in oats thrco
times that in wheat. In tho Western part
From Spnrtanburg, "CHftou Factory is
bctug built and will go into operation in
October with 0,000 spindles." From Ab
beville, "Tho introduction of now vari?lica
of sorghum, together with tho improvement
in tho tn nun facturo of syrup have given
this branch of agriculture quito au impe
tus within tho last two years. Within a
radius of ouo mile, taking my house as a
contre, ibero is now being planted enough
of thin crop t:> produce with average BC0S0U8
between 4,000 and 5,000 gallons." lt is
estimated that at Olio depot on tho Green
ville ?md Columbia Knit road it will require
one third of a large cotton crop lo pay tho
fertilizer billa. From Darlington, tho
improvement in stock is chiefly among hogs
ami sheep.
The correspondent from Chester makes
a good suggestion, viz.: that a small tax
might Le permitted, to bo levied on euch
land owner, to open up the river and cnek
bottoms, Thc&O lands would bo very valu
able if redeemed, und it could bo doue
without much expense. In their present
condition they tire next to worth loss.
Thosugucsiiou is made by ibo correspon
den), froiu Marion that "Experiment fields
or stu I ion?, hwy one or two in tho lower part
of tho State and na many in tho upper,
Wi uld bo profitable io resulta to tho deport
ment, especially if conducted by intelligent,
energetic end painstaking persons."
Tho oorrospendeut from Fairfield says:
"There aro indications of improvement ii
building?, moro ciro taken to pre-iorvc r.nd
restore lards, lo plant orchards, inorcasec
enquiry for hinds, iuoroasiug love for tin
old County and Stato, and expectations tho
we end our childreu will livo and dit
Tho most popular grope in tho Luceme
A good deal of hay ia made in the Summe
from German millet; 8,000 pounds of dr
millet hay was oblaiucd from ono aero, noa
Winnsboro, ln3t year.
Tho correspondent from Aiken is satis
lied that tho farmers ave in a much bette
condition, pecuniarily, than in any yea
tinee the war. Ho thinks with presen
prospects tho farmers will bo ablo to uiak<
their own terms with commission morohanl
another year from Ibo ncroigc planted i
Aiken. A harvest of 15,000 bushels <
lice will be gathered.
From Kershaw n vast improvement i
reported in breedo of stocks.
Tue correspondent from Newberry ob
serves: "One remarkable fen turo in tl
consideration of Newberry County is tl
dcorcaso of malarial diseases, ns this ox
emption from this class of disease
coincident with tho improvements in ugri
culture. I explain tho fact thus: Tl
first cottiers of thc country cut down ou
forctlB covering tho highlands bccnuso li
labor in cultivating tho slopes was casi?
tba.i what it would have been in tho bo
toms. In this way n most beautiful count!
was really murdered. Meanwhile thc lo
lands unversed by streams were ncgleotc
und no obstructions to the free How of tl
' water were removed. Tho nutumntd feve
i were therefore fearful. Eui, having e
haustcd tho soil of these highlands, ll
farmers were driven to the creek bottoms
obtain the fresh land. Tho result w
highly gratifying. Tho deserted hilltoj
and sides rapidly grew up in old field pine
:?:ul the ehnnnels of tho water courses wc
straightened out und tho rich, alluvial s-;
gave uut. luxuriant crops, all of which boil
followed by un entire d'- eontinuntioo o? tl
dreaded autumnal foyers, Thia has bei
the e:?;-o during the lust fifteen years. Tl
pine forests are now boitiginpidiy eut dow
and tho discovery has been tnnde that the r
of ouch clearings in ne good ns it was af*
tho clearing away of tho original oik fi
est?; some of th? farmers arc of the opiiii
that it is better."
Tho correspondent from Goorgctov
thinks labor in that County is hecomi
move cot tied, bu';, still uncertain. Hi
commanded f?ll pri?es laut season, and,
thc whole, thc rico plantations ure m<
Thc correspondent from Oeonco Bays S
C. L. Heid, of Walhalla, harvested on t
7th inotaut, from (ino*third of nu nc
1.052 pounds of nicely cured rod clov
lt is no longer a question whether c\o\
oan le grown in thia County, On t
contrary, ti ger.tIonian from a clover coan
who ?aw this patoh, stated that be beliov
that it waa better than clover genera
grown there. Willi good seasons this cl
vcr can bo cv t once or twioo moro t h i J ye
Timothy hay and Lucerne nro being gio
to o. considerable extent in Oeonco.
Tho correspondent from Col'cton ser
tho Commissioner n long mid interest
nocouut of lands in some portions of t
County, tho many advantages they poss
for small capitalista, having a mero not
nal price compared with their great val
selling from two to thrco dollars per nt
Th oro arc millions of tons of phosplu
cropping out in alternate seotions, a sup
which nt tho present rate of demand
would not. take very many yours lo oxhai
Tho loiter from thia correspondent is
able exposition of tho resources and adv
tugosof (Jolleton County, and will probn
be incorporated in thc band book of
St.ito to bo published by tho Como
Thc Commissioner (fl making every
fort for tho successful propagation of ?
Tho United States Commissioner hnv
Offered tl fine shipment of shad for disi
billion in tho State, thc Commissioner
engaged tho services of three experion
inossongors, and very soon tho shad fry
bc released in tho waters of our State?
Dr. O. H. Ott, of Brouchvillo, wos ex-?
trcmcly kind, and furnished, at great trou
ble to himself, tho tornpornturo of tho Ed
isto Uiver every day iu tho mouth of April.
This ia au important mutter in fish cul
turo .
Mr. W. St. J. Mnzyok has contributed a
vuluublo and entertaining letter on tho
nativo fishes of South Carolina, lt will
ulso doubtless God a placo in tho annual
Tho Board cf Agriculture instructed tho
Commissioner to correspond with tho vari
ous routes leading from New York to South
Carolina, und a?oertuin tho rates for iinmi
giants, und make tho best terms possible.
1 n respouso to Colonel Butler's enquiries
tho Charlotte, Columbia and Augusto Kail
road und its connections egree to take
immigrants ct tho rate of 1? cents per milo.
Thc South Carolina ltuilroad will bring
them from New York to Columbia for
$10, and on any way stations ut 2 oent3
per milo.
Tho Air Liuc Railroad is actively cu
guged in inducing immigration. They have
un Agent at tho Astor llouso, in New York
Tho road is onxious to co opcrato with
Commissioner Butler, and carry immigrants
to destination for 1J cents per milo.
WASHINGTON, May 19.-Tho joint
resolution for adjournment was read twice
and referred to thc cotmnittco on appropri
ations, ufter n debate which showed o
difference of opinion as to whether iu ila
present form it required tho President's
Mr. Conkliug intimated that it had been
purposely made joint instead of concurrent,
iu order to throw thc responsibility of tho
adjournment before important bills were
passed on thc President.
Mr. Butler spoke against thc resolution
to unseat Kellogg. Ho didn't think tho
Sonate had u legal and constitutional
power to unseat members, who had been
admitted after a contest on the merits of
his caso exoept on n motiou lo expel; how
ever much ho might personally regret thc
partisan action of tho Senate in scaling
Kellogg, he was bound by it until it should
be showu that a majority of thc committee
and of tho Senate nolcd fraudulently. Tho
proceeding of tho Senuto in passing on tho
qualifications of ita members aro essentially
judicial, and there is no power with appcl
tite jurisdiction. It would bo unsafe und
daugorous to establish u precedent or adopt
a rulo by which au appeal may bo taken
from ono majority to another, lt would
lo no sufficient justification to him to doparl
from tho linc of conscientious duty in pas
sing upon tho constitutional power of thc
Senate over thc scat of one of its member:
on which it had already adjudicated, thal
thc Republican party in thc past had disre
garded tho restraints of thc law. It woulc
bc a Btinging rebuke on thc Republican
revolutionary methods fur tho present ma
jority to show tho country that it hal
courage to respect the judgment of lin
Senate in tho face of the terrible tempta
tion to retaliate in a most aggravating case
Tho interest of tho public requires tba
there bc an ond of litigation. If thc d?ci
sion of ono maj urti y is io be reversed b;
another majority tho cuse will never end
Who oxocpt thc Senator from Georgi;
would venturo to arrumo infallibility o
judgment and suv who was wrong and win
right? Ile resented Mr, Hill's recen
insinuation that tho Democrats votitij
against tho resolution would bc actuated b;
other considerations than law, oonstitutioi
or evidence. He called on that. Senator t
speak openly and not take refuge in iuuen
docs, lie could not understand why Mi
Hill had specially nlluded to South Caro
lina, unless to put on rcoord tho fact tba
lie never belonged to that "peculiarschool1
of polities represented by thut State (quoi
ing fl ill's language). Ho need not hov
troubled himself jo pay that. No on
would eve r iioouso him of hoing of Ih.i
school which hid no disciples exeof
tho!e with fixed and well defined politiof
principios, thorough convictions and open]
developed political methods, llcdcciiucd toll
Hill pponk for tho honor of Sooth Carolin!
und In tho course of his ?ppo?h made wove
ral other koon thrusts at Hill. Tho poop]
of Sou'.!) Carolina had freed thomsolv(
fruin thc carpet hag rule ty Ihc BU prom
efforts of despair and again twined thoi
arms around thc grand column of America
liberty. Ho would not havo them tur
buck and wallow in thc mire of carpet ba
infamy, ond for this reason and othci
would respect the judgment of tho Senat
If (ho sitting member were unlit for
Senator tho proper remedy was oxpulsioi
Timo was cicatrizing tho wounds of Louis
ono. Soon this last thorn in her side woul
bo expelled by t' o festering it create
Better so than tear it it out by tho root
Ho did not bclievo that tho Packard Legi
laturo was legal, but unfortunately tl
Senato had decided it was, und its jud]
ment could not bo disturbed. Ho dosi
by on elaborate legal argument favoring tl
doctrine of the re.i adjudioata.
Mr, Garland took the floor on tho Kel
logg resolution.
Mr. Hill said that both of tho Scnnlo
from South Carolina had insisted on mi
construing his remarks ond oommcntin
unjustifiably e.i his political record. I;
would reply to them when he could get tl
Tho resolutions wcro informally la
asido, ond the Bayard bill regulating tl
rank and pay of deputy morshals was taki
up. Messrs. Carpenter, Teller and Cont
ling offered several amendments inflictii
penalties for intimidation in connoct'n
with elections, etc., which wcro rejected I
o porty volo.
Mr. Bayard supported tho bill, claiming
it waa substantially vvlint hud boforo posacd
Congress and ?net no objoction from tho
President, oxcopt that it wus on tho appro
priation bill.
Messrs. Conkling and Edmunds pointed
out new and what thoy thought bad features
in tho bill.
Mr. Yoorhoes thought tho bill on im
provement on tho existing law, but could
not voto for any law recognizing Federal
supervision of elections.
Mr. Thurman supported tho bill. No
new argumcut was developed in thc debato.
An Uii3ottlod Question.
At tho South Dccrliold (Mass.) Farmer's
Club, in ? recent disousaion on tobacco
culture, several Massachusetts farmers guvo
their views as to thu beat varioty. C. E.
Williams said that tho best variety is ca
yet on unsettled question, us Havana had
not becu sufficiently introduced to tho
manufactur?la. Seod-lcaf paid tho best
loot year, and ho was discouraged iu grow
ing Havana. Ho Bold it at 14 omits and
his seed leaf at 10? cents, aud thc income
per aero was in favor of secd?lcaf. Ho
rocommonded ploughing in tho fall to do
atroy thc grouud worm, and would mix tho
wan oro nnd plough it iu shallow in tho
spring, plough again before fitting, and
harrow in either line manure or special fer
tilizer, aud uso u ridgcr. Oct good pluuts
with good roots, aud handle oarcfully from
beginning to ond. Mr. Williams said that
tobacco raising did not pay. Ho had not
raised a ovop since 1872 that paid for
W. W. Saudcrsou thought that many
mistakes have been modo iu growing and
tilling Havana; it should bo grown only
upou land that will produce a heavy orop,
and thc fertilizer ought to bc near tho
plant. Ho recommended medium heavy
soil, with a light cont of manure ploughed
iu and thc land furrowed out, and fine, woll
rotted mauurc and Peruvian or fish guano
strcwu in n furrow and oovorcd with a
ridgcr. Sot thc ploata two feet apart, keep
clean, top high, sucker clean, handlo oaro
ful ! y and raise nouo but fancy crops.
10. Jnokson said that need-leaf is tho
most profitable to raise. Half an aero caoh
of .seed loaf and Ilavaua grown by him last
year resulted in obtaining 1,000 pounds o(
wrappers from thc seed leaf nnd GIO
pounds of wrappers from thc Ilavaua, and
tho same ninon ot (about 200 pounds) ol
fillers from oach kind. Thc orop is not sold
and buyers do not offer any moro lor thc
Havana than for tho Bcod leaf, althougl
both arc called good crops.
Mr. Mono, who lind obtaiucd tho sam?
weight and price for Havana and seed leaf
believed it would pay to raise Havana ot
suitable land, os it can bo grown with leas
manure than seed leaf. For oithcr variety
ho would work over tho mauuro OIK
plough it in shallow and plough ngaiu ful
A. J. Billings said ho liked Havana, bu
at present prices it docs not pay as woll a
tho seed leaf. 1 Io believed that a kine
called improved seed loaf was tho boat, ll
is a broader leaf (han tho red seed leal
but is not. thc broad leafed variety. Th
only way, in this gentleman's opinion, I
raiso tobacco tit n profit is to fertilizo big
end grow only as much as can bo cultivate!
in tho best possible inonucr.
Another member said that only tho bet
crops paid for raising, and recommcudci
growing Havana upon suitable land, i
crop of Havana is almost worthless, and i
set too thick it will make a thin leaf. T
cultivating, do as much work with a hors
as possible; pulverizo thc ground thoroughly
use lino manure that is ready for plant food
exerei'.-c u great care in handling from bo
ginning to end to avoid all damago, an
liurt and pack in the befit manner poasibh
Mr. Sanderson's observations load him t
believe that last year un average ciop c
seed leaf paid better than Havana, but th
best crops of Havanu better than tho bet
of seed leaf.
delegates to thc Presbyterian General Ai
scinbly now in session in thia city is tl
Hov. Allen Wright,a full blooded Choctaw
Indian, and formerly chief of the nattai
Mr. Wright, isa man of education and rt
finement, u grad?alo of Union Collcg
Schenectady, and of Union Theologie
Seminary, New i'oik, City. Ho is accou
panted, ns h. y delegate, by Elder Mille
UroWti? of thc Choctaw Prcsbytcria
[Jliuroh, and n noblo specimen of physic
symmetry and strength, Both mo gues
>f tho Rev. Dr. Vcddcr, of this city, wi
ivas at Union College nt tho samo timo wit
Mr. Wright. It will bc remembered th
ivhilst tho Crock and Seminole tribes wc
iivided in thu Into war the Choctaws wc
llianinioualy for tho Confederacy, and ha
heir full regiment in thc field, of one
vhich ibo Hov. Jlr. Wright was ehaplai
ind Elder Brow? and officer. They n
>oth zealous Christians, and represent t
tarnest Christian Church lying since estai
?shed among a noblo people.
[Charleston News and Courier.
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Comparatively few persons know he
ho White House at Washington got i
Kimo. It was given to it because of i
?olor. Tho building is constructed
rcestono, mid ofter tho British burned tl
ntcrior in 1814 tho walls wcro soblaokotn
lint when it was rebuilt it was found no
issary to paint them. Ever since at inte
M Is nf a few yoars tho wholo struoturo i
loives a frosh coat of whito paint. T
lUmbroua ti tlc of oxcoutivo mansion w
roy naiutally dropped for tho short a
iterally dosoriplivcnomo of Whito Hom
md now only figures in official dooumci
md correspondence.
Gonoral Gordon's Resignation.
Washington, D. C. May 15,1880.-To his
Excellency, Uovoroor A. H. Colquitt, At
in?lo, Ca.-Sir: 1 horoby teodor to you
my resignation as United StatcB Souator
from Georgia.
In taking this stop I am simply oarrying
out a long chcrishod dcBiro to retiro from
publia lifo. I havo hitherto subordinated
that desiro to a noose of duty and to my
rcluotanoo to leave tho service of a noblo
nud geucrous people who havo honored mo
with thc most exalted station and supported
me in tho dischnrgo of its duties with un
swerving confidence.
Sinoo April, 1801-for nearly twenty
years-my life has been ono of incessant
anxiety aud of great labor. l?or more tbau
ono half that long period, either in war or
in publio office, my energies havo boen de
voted to what I conceived to bo tho wclfaro
of thc Southern people and tho best interests
of tho whole country. And now that tho
restoration ot Louisiana oud South Caro
lina to tho rights of self government,
secures to thc entire South her full and
rightful representation in tho Legislative
department of thc federal govornmont, my
most oherishod object in politics has tccu
attained. 1 am left free therefore to oou
uult my incliuations and thc imperative in
tercuts of my family, without the least
detriment to tho publio service.
I givo way to somo successor who will, I
trust, servo tho country with greater ability
thuu myself; but who, I. om sure will not
do so, with greater devotion or purer mo
tives. 1 am most respectfully your
obedient servant,
Immediately upon tho receipt of tho
foregoing letter, Governor Colquitt sent
tho following dispatch, bopiug to proouro
its withdrawal:
May 18, 1880-Gonoral John 13. Gor
don, Washington, D. C.: In behalf of
tho pcoplo of Georgia, I beg that you roooll
your resignation. If you con not do so
unconditionally, withhold it, at least
uutil thc meeting of tho General Assem
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 19, 1880.
Governor A. II, Colquitt: In responso
to your flattering request that I withdraw
my resignation, I beg to say that, though
anxious to oblige, 1 feel constrained to dc
NASHVILLE, May 19.-Ex-Governor
Joseph E. Brown, of Georgia, who ?B here,
received a dispatch to-night nnnouueing
his appointment to thc United States Scnato
from G eorgia, vice Senator Gordon, resigned.
Governor Brown aoccpts thc position.
Beautiful lives have grown up
from dark places, as pure white
lilies full of fragrance have blos
somed on slimy stagnant waters.
We bear within us thc seeds of
greatness; but su (1er them to
spring up, and they overshadow
both our sense and our happiness.
Can there bc any greater dot
age in (he world than for one to
guide and direct his courses by thc
sound of a bell and not his own
judgment and discretion.
Energy will do anything that
can be done in this world; and no
talents, no circumstances, no op
portunities, will make a two-leg
ged animal a man without it.
Eaton a little town in Gibson
County) Tenn., boasts ot' a citizen
who is postmaster, mayor,jtisticc
ol the peace, Sunday school su
periutendont, newspaper corres
pondent, worshipful master in thc
masonic lodge, elder in thc
church, leader ortho choir, cotton
speculator,extensivo farmer, deals
largely in thoroughbred chickens,
imports fine grades of wheal, runs
i rea por and thresher, and is ti
)rofessional mule trader.
Five thousand immigrants ir
.wonty-four hours at Now Yorli
adipales tho unprecedented vol
une ot the current exodus from
? Sn rope to the United States
Thc magnitude of this trans-occ
mic movement of population if
especially remarkable in view ol
he fact that it is almost altogethei
nade up of individuals and fann
ies or small parties, acting in
lependently and without con
jcrt, rather than of organized
Whon n man looks book into thc din
?sta of bygono years about tho only t)vn?
io cnn romoinbor is his mother's slipper
iis first pair of boots, tho old schoolmaster
nd thc 1 itt lo rosy ohcekod sohool girl win
iscd to make bis boort fluttor whoneve
ho oBkcd him for n bite of his chowing
:um. Lifo was worth living for in thoa
lays, evcu though there wasn't muoh mono
n it.
It is a Quostion of Doconcy.
Not long since wo expressed to a very
dear young fricud our delight that on her
first appcarauco at a bail, eho had declined
to participate in tho round danoo. Wo
commended her courage in refusing, sud
sought to persuado hor to persist in it, by
intimating to hor what wo know to bo tho
Bontimcnt and Inuguago of tho gentleman
partner in regard to tho young women who
allow thom tho immoral familiarities which
such dunces permit aud necessitate As
our young friend is not a follower of Jesus
Christ, wo appealed to herself rcspcot os a
pure girl. SVo bogged her to consider tho
mutter, not merely from thc standpoint of
religion, but as a question of com mou do
ccnoy, und to protect lier porson from lust
ful handling und her good unuic from tho
smirching of foul tongues.
Thc Central Presbyterian has thc follows
ing in point:
Thc argument against tho dancing now
practised by our young people rests on a
qucBtiou of deceucy. Wc need not cali a
jury of Christians to sit on tho cose, wo
only need a jury of old fashioned Virgin
ians who may play cards, run horses, drink
their grog, and do many other things in
disregard of tho precepts of tho Christian
religion. Wo aro perfectly willing to rest
tho caso without argument iu their hands,
whether they think it consistent with
female modesty for u young woman to pass
through thc soencs of a modem ballroom.
Tho mero act of dancing is nothing;
there may bc little or no harm in tho old
fashioned cotillion in a private liouso with
reasonable hours; what tho standards of tho
Presbyterian Church condemn is "lascivi
ous dancing." Wo mean no sort of rc?
flection on tho young ladies whocugago iu
our modern dances; many of them do it iu
innooenco and in mero thoughtlessness, and
swept aloug by tho demands of sooicty; but
wo do not insist that the thing itsolf comes
within tho prcoiso idea aimed at by tho
standards of tho Westminster Assembly.
How can wo bc contradicted'/ And is this
a thing for n Christian woman to do?
Would a Christian girl, who has really giv
on herself to her Saviour, defend tho
practice of "lascivious dancing?" It be?
comes, then, a mere question of fact.
Doe? tho act of a wo ni au's handsome throw
ing herself into thc arms of r. young como
man within tho idea of "lascivious?"
Thc truth is thc modern dance has revo
lutionized tho rclutions of sexos in this
country, lt has introduced into our draw
ing-rooms the indecorums of thc M-tb il lc
aud tho .Chateau Rouge. It has changed
thc attitudo of our young mon towards tho
gentler ses. They do not regard them
with tho samo respect, with tho carno
knightly devotion; they arc regarded moro
as "fellows," who do not live in that at"?
mosphcrc of sublimated guilelessness that
they formerly occupied. Thorn is a famil1
iarity practised by tho young Dion towards
tho young women which is simply shocking
and it is largely tho fruit of thc dance.
Woman hos experienced thc change which
came over Franco ot tho close of thc lost
oonlury, when all revcrenco woe lost for
In one cotton factory in Co
Iambus, Georgia, 1,800 operatives
are employed, and all are natives
of the State except tho foreman.
Th is concern paid out $6,000,
000 last year, and used 13,000
bales of cotton. It won't be many
years before every man in Geor
gia will wear a white shirt.
[Boston Post.
When the average old woman
is free from rheumatism, tooth
ache, or a lame back, and her
mind is clear ot funerals and mar
riages, she has yet one consola
tion left. She can ailinn that (lie
world will soon come to an end.
The teacher of a Sunday
school class inquired if any one
could tell who went into the ark
with the animals. A little fellow
said, ?P. T. Barnum/''
Thc man who will wait two
tiours for his turn in the barber's
chair will get mad and thrash aud
scold if a shirt billion isn't sewed
m in just ten seconds.
In a little family discussion tho other
lay, tho madam remarked, somewhat tartly:
'When 1 marry again-" "I supposo you
vii) marry n fool, interrupted tho husband."
'Beg your pnrdon," enid bue, "I will do
tothing of the kind. I profor a ohaugo,"
Tho lord and master wilted.
---? ? ?.
Young man, don't swear. Tlicro is no
iccasiou for swoariug outsido of a ncw9<
laper oflicc, wlioro it is useful in proof
cading and indispensably necessary in
?etting forms to press, lt has becu known
Iso, materially to assist nn editor in looking
vcr tho paper nftor it is printed. But
thcrwiso it is a vory foolish habit.
Senator Cnmoron osked Tonuibs if thc
iou I her ii pcoplo hud over found out that
ho North had whipped them, "Whipped
te!" said Toomba, "no, sir; you didn't whip
is, but wo woro oursolvos out Whipping
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