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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1903.
The White Man's Duty.
Rev. E. Ta rit a colored preacher of
Petersburg, who recently temporarily
filled tho pulpit of a white preacher of
Plalnfleld, N. J.. says his experience wae
embarrassing. That this whlto congr?ga?
tion did nothing disagreeable, but were
cold and unsympathetic. "To tell you tho
truth," he added, "the folks up North do
not treat us colored folks as well aa they
do down here. In tho South we know
exactly where we stand; for the white
people are outspoken In defining our
position. Up North we cannot tell Just
what the attitude of the whltoa toward ua
That Is tha -situation, and It simplifies
the race question. In tho South wo draw
the line sharply between tho races, and
say to the black man that he must keep
on his side. We Insist upon absoluto sepa?
ration. Wc insist upon separata schools
and separate hotels and separate railway
cars. Wo insist that there must be no
sort of social mixing between the whites
and blacks. We do tills In the Interest of
peaco; we do it because to do otherwise
Is to threaten the integrity of the white
"Let the negro learn once for all," said
Governor Ayco?k, of North Carolina, In
his admirable speech before the North
Carolina Society of Baltimore, "that there
Is unending separation of the races; that
the two peoples may develop side by side
to the fullest, but that they cannot in?
termingle. Let the white man determine
that no man shall by act or thought or
speech cross this line, and the race
problem will be at an end."
Thc northern people call this Intoler?
ance. So be It. The South Is Intolerant on
that subject, and must be, for reasons
already stated,. It is tho only possible
modus vivendi, and lt Is absurd to contend
for any other condition. All doctrines to
the- contrary is not only absurd, but
Is mischievous, and the teaching of any
such doctrine to the whlto boys of the
South must not and will not be tolerated.
But this does not mean that tho two
races are to Ilvo at enmity, nor that the
whites are under no obligations to tho
Macks. Duty pots' eveiry man, whether
he be white tor black and wherever hie
station in Ufe may be-, under an obliga?
tion?an obligation to do right. The
higher a man's station tho greater hia
accomplishments, the higher and greater
his responsibility. "We owe an obliga?
tion to tho black man," quoting again
from .Governor Ay cock'a address:
VWo brought him here. He served us
well. Ho i? patient and teachable. We
owe htm gratitude. Above all, wo owe
him justice, and wo ought not to magnify
his faults. We cannot change bla color,
neltlifcr can wo Ignore his service. No
individual ever 'rose on stepping titones
of- dead' others, 'to higher things,' anit
?o people can. We must riae by our
?-elves; wo must escuso judgment in
righteousness; wo must educato not only
ourselves, hut neo to it that thu ntgro
has an opportunity f.jr education."
While Insisting upon completo aepara
Uon of ?ho racos, this papor haa alao In
?tsted that the whites must, in their own
interest, di-al justly and honorably und
liberally with Ule blacks. Wo cannot
do a wrong without suffering for It. The
recipient of a wrong ?nay recover from
ita effect; tho man who deals tho blow
does not recover unless ho repents and
makes restitution as he- may, and even
then the acare are left. We cannot cheat
a black man at tho polls without en?
couraging dishonesty in (lections, Wc
??.annot trample the law under our fie-t
arid commit acts of lawlessness again at
the blacks without bringing our Fysterr
of laws Into contempt, without encour?
aging thft t-pirii of anarchy among th?
whlws. Wo cannot withhnuld from th?
black man the moana of education with
out injuring tho cause of education, li
?hor?, we pan not do ovil toward tho blscl
man, and expect thereby to accompllsl
good for the wliito man. A wilful v. tuoi
Eut ?:ome will say that t... educate tho
blacks and to old them in improving their
moral and mental and material condition
will- simply work evil to tho black race,
for there is no position in the South for
educated negroes. Wo thall not undertake
to argue that proposition Jiist hore, bui
wit say In general terina, thnt man hue
nothing to do with results. It is for hhn
to do li|>, duty ???, he bees it; to deal ?ut
ly and honestly and mercifully nnd right*
?ou?iy with his fellow men, without re?
gard to ?ace or color, and to leave tin
rejmlla with God. Wc are not responsible
mu ? held responelble-, for resulta; we a ?
responsible, and hold responsible, for con?
I? we lake care of our conduct, let u?
bo euro that the results will tnko care of
The Christmas Turkey.
It Is so common ? thing tn thla part of
tho United Slates for tho OhrlstntiiB bonrd
to bo graced by a plump turkey, few
peoplo ever atop to think thoro whb n.
timo when that "function" was not ua
slgued to him.
Tho turkey Is nn? American bird. For
him tho world la Indebted to this coun?
try, os lt Is for the potato and for to?
bacco. Tto was found In Mexico, taken
to .Southern Etiropo nnd domesticated
there, and then bropght hero to tho plan?
tations Lo Intermingle his breed .with
somo nativo turkeys that had boon do?
Our European forefathers knew Christ?
mas long before ll.ioy knew the turkoy.
but tho lattor's pince on their tablo was
filled by a goose, or, on raro occasion??,
by a peacock or peahen. Of course, they
had the boar's head .and tho shoal, but
tho turkey they knew not, When at last
tho turkey was Imported Into England,
it was not from America, but troni Tur?
key, to which placo It lind modo Its way,
via Spaj/i, no doubt. An Introduction to
good society having onco been given tho
turkey, lt has never lost Ila piuco In .the
homes or woll-to-do peoplo..
Tho Indian, the buffalo and tho turkey
are typical of aboriginal America. Tho
Indians have been reduced in number and
shorn of their strength. Tho buffalo lu?a
disappeared, but the turkey population Is
greater than ever beforo, That thla la
true is duo to the fact that ho was aus
coptlblo of domestication, while the In?
dian and buffalo wero not Tho number
of wild turkeys ia, Indeed, much smaller
than formerly, but the number of "tamo"
ones Is vastly greater. The demand for
turkey meat seems to bo on tho Increaae,
nnd In every cold storage warehouse ar?
rangements are made lo storo it for
months and months at a timo.
Gongs of wild turkeys' yet roam tho
woods and fields of Virginia' and North
Carolina, and arc hunted In season?and
out of season, sometimes. It Is a- noblo
game and well worth pursuing, but the
"pursuit" requires long waits and much
patience in the gray of tho morning.
Still when your shot*'has brought down
? fino cobbler you feel as If your tima
had been well spent.
There was quite another sort of "tur?
key shoot" which was much in vogua
about tho towns and villages In old times.
These "shoots," or "matches," usually
took place shortly beforo Christmas, and
were contests with shotguns or rlflea, In
which the prizes wore turkeys. Theso
competitions aro not frequent now, we
suppose; we hear little about them. Since
the advent of the clay pigeon shooting at
a mark is scarcely to bo tolerated.
It Is popularly supposed Uiat In Vir?
ginia there is no Christmas dinner des?
titute of turkey. Not so. It is not every
family that has the means of purchasing
a turkey. Poverty compels many 'to do
without It; they are' glad enough to he
able to procuro a duck or (* hen to supply
Its place. Happily the turkey, though de?
sirable, is not indispensable. Better a
contented? heart and. a cheerful spirit
than a turkey stuffed with oystera and
dressed with herbs.
The Best Sort o? Saving.
Dr. Cyrua Edson, of New York, who
had a largo Income from his practico
left, when his death recently occurred, a
personal estate of only W.OOO. His widow
explains that Dr. Edson'a charity was
as large as his professional ability and
his capacity for work. Ho charged many
of his rich patients far less than other
physicians of his rank charged, and no
crie, however poor, would bo turned away
without advice, as Dr. Edson was always
ready to givo them the benefit of hla pro?
Several years ago a citizen of Balti?
more, who had given much to charity,
failed In business. Ono of his friends, In
talking over tho situation, itked him 1f
'c-.a did no't feel now that misfortune had
overtaken him, that he had mado a mis?
take giving away so much, "Mistake?"
he asked, with a show of surprise. "Bless
your soul, ihat Is all that I have saved
out of thc wreck."
Precisely. What he had giver? to char?
ily was saved ?o him, ;md could not bo
lost, for it was na trcasuro laid up In
heaven,, "where neither moss nor rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves do not
break through, nor steal."
A Massachusetts Problem.
We have referred several tlmee to nn
Interesting altuatlon nt Sheffield, Mass.
A school wag established for tho spechi)
benefit of, negro children living In n
tecilon known as New Oulnca, nnd a
negro woman was selected to teach ilio
feiiool. Tho negroes resented this sepa?
ration, und p .'fused to palronlzo tho
school, Then it was thai tho School
Commltteo ordered all children, both
white and colored, to attend ilio school,
Bui the whites refused to obey, In splto
ot the law making school attendance
compulsory, They refused to send their
children to a negro teacher. Then lt
was that the negro teacher was removed
ana a whJto teacher placed In charge
of the school. Tho negvoe? took urn
brago ot tlila, and refused to aeuil their
children to the white teacher, Tho School
Committee has now entered an order ta
thu iihurlff to keep the negro children
uwuy from every school except ?His school
which has beer) provided tor them.
By and by, the Northern people 'will
learn what the Southern peoplo have
known all tin: time, thai th? only t-oiu
lion of thu race problem h ( oinpli-t.
separation. Whenever und whert-vci
there la mixing, there Is trouble,
Women in Civic Life.
M?as Margaret !.. Chauler, president
of (ho Woman'?; Municipal League, was
the principal Hpoakor at a meeting in
Hioolilyn th? otln r nlglit, und addressed.
her r.-inaikfi lo the subject Ot woman's
liait ni chle Ufe. Mis? Chunler ?'??'?l'I ihat
homo women had the Idea lli.tl to partici?
pa Id In public affairs was nut womanly,
yet there ana many things In the privato
|??o of every woman which made It Im?
perative for her lo tako ?orne Interest in
poliU'..- "The* cleaning find lighting of
at?cete avid the keeping of juvementu
In trootl condition," oho proceodod, "nro
till of ne much moment to her ns lo n
man. Thoro is no womnn, ho matter ho tv
frivolous, who does not belong lo nt
least one t?htttltiiblo organisation. Wo?
men nro nil Willing to help tho poor
In this wny, hut when It dome,?? lo aomo
olvlo innttor. such ns trying to got or
keep In power tho party which mokes'
Ufo moro eitdumblo for those living hi tho
densely populntc?! parts of tho city, they
?Mm to hesitate." Sho maintained'Unit
lt was Impossible for tho women in otto
purl of tho city nlotio to look a flor tho
Interests of tho whole city, and aoencl?
section should havo Its organized brunch,
and should keep in do.?v} touch with ono
another to know what progresa was being
Wo should dlslllte to aeo tho women
of Richmond go into politics, but thoro
Is much which they may do along the
lilies Indicated by,Misa Chauler In Hi*
Interest of municipal affairs. Wo should
lovo to aeo ?in Organization In Richmond
composed of women whoso business., lt
should bo to seo-1o lt that there Is suit?
able legislation In behalf of cleanliness
and public ornamentation, and that tho
laws on theso subjects arc enforced.
Tho women of Tllchmoml can greatly add
to tho comfort of city Ufo If they will
l'iiter heart aha soil! Into this work.
An Editor's Responsibility.
' Senator Teller, In speaking on Cuban
reciprocity tho other day, referred to the
power of an Influential newspaper. "That
paper," said he, "is practically tho only
paper read, a paper with which I havo
boon familiar ever sluco it was started
under Mr. Greoloy. 1 know that In cer?
tain sections of tho State of New York
whole commun I ties practically take no
other paper thnn (hat. It Is to them
what tho Blblo Is to tha average Chris?
tian. Whatever Is In that paper they
boilevc. Whether it bo political, reli?
gious or economic, it makes but little
difference. It-Is taken not with a grain
of allowance, hut.as mi absolute truth.
I can Imagine, Mr. President, when,-my
former youthful associates up in that
part of the country road this articlo
they must havo thought I was a monster
of cruelty and wickedness If I could
resist such an appeal ns that, and If it
had been true I could not."
That statement la not iln exaggeration.
There aro many Influential papers In the
United States, which have been read
Cor generations by people of tho samo
family. Such a paper becomes an Inatl
tutlon In the family, and members look
to lt for tholr news and largely for their
views. They are unconsciously Influ?
enced by any opinion they, read therein,
and form their ideas of men and meas?
ures from tho discussions In the editorial
columns. Tho power of tho press has
not diminished, and...?the ; responsibility
of the leading newspapers ot" tho United
States Is greater than ever.- Under such
a responsibility, the editor must be care?
ful about his statements, conservative
In . the views which ho expresses, " and
always conscious ?hat lie is administering
a sacred trust. Tho' editor'who uses
his power for r mean or selfish purpose,
who concoala or exaggerates, who in any
way purpoaely deceives hla readers, is a
traitor, and sooner or later ha will havo
to answer for hla sin. It la for this
reason that tho conscientious editor Is
not so swift to condemn or commend as
some of hla readera sometimes think he
ought to bo. The greater tho power a
man has tho mpro careful he must In
duty bo In exorcising it.
The World's Need.
(Selected for Tho Timos-Dlspatoh.
"Unto you Is born ? ? ? a Saviour."
?St. Luke 11:11.
Thla Is what the world wanted. It Is
what tho world always wants. And this
need is nono tho less great because??????
tlrnes it la not known.
What does a hungry ?nan need? ?
lecture, or puro food? What does a
drowning man want? A discourse on tho
ebb, flow of tlio tides? You would not
mock a drowning maul What he needs
now is a strong grip?a friendly ropo.
G'et him out ftrst, bring him, into gaiety.
I-?? can deal with tho metaphysics of tlio
occasion whoa he has leisure.'
Everything depends upon what wo real?
ly want. Tlio poor, tlio Borrowing, tlio
forlorn?tlioao -who live?ono hardly
knows how?In tho alleys, slutna of our
great cities?what do thoy want? Others
muy be content with metaphysics anil
philosophy, hut thoy want a "Saviour,"
and a "Saviour." they must hav?.
The world did not want an adviser,
Tho world had advised it'solf almost Into
The world did not fisi; foi? a speculator.
Every thing that a man could do had
been dono. Men sat In the darkness of
tholr own wisdom.
Tlio world did not want a reformer?
ono who would devoto his time to oratori?
cal ?.? ? a n (;(.;-. of men and things.
Tho world wanted a Saviour.? It la a
pathetic name. It Is not an official title;
it Is not a persoli rolled In scarlot and
clothed In majestic haughtiness.
"Saviour" Is as an angel of mercy with
tears In His Eyes] arms mighty aa tlio
lightninga of God. but a breast all ton
dernesB and sympathy. "Saviour" la a
complex word, it holds In It all nature,
Immun und divino; all tho past of Illa
tory; all tho possibility of prophecy; all
tho mystery of ??pocalypso; tho ten?lerc
nesa of the loving mother; with a maj?
esty humbling the prldo of kings.
Let us look at the world as It waa then,
with ilio oyea of an earnest observer.
What kind of a world was It? Wo Will
leavo out, for tho timo being, the re?
ligious aspect?set"? asido tho wo?-d ??In.
How was the old world thou? Meri wem
hostile to uno another. That la an un?
J'i.i?. spirit uf oniuity Wus tlio prevailing
spirit, and tho question who ahouliJ Im
Uppermost, who should rule, who could
best plunder, overthrow or destroy? That
was the, aspect presented by mio largo
teelioii of. the world.
There was another ?-ectimi, appmtjitly
refined und cultlvati.il, but It hud refill?..!
Itself Into weariness, cultlvui.ed |Uylf to
surfeit. And with it all waa an iiiImihi?,
selfishness and complete In differ?: HC ? t?.
the rights of other?. Oil "io Qltirt littfi'l;
It was a world given over to t?a?ly Uli*
accountable suffering. That mt/iwlnu
w-ortd la beforo ue t?-day-atid day by'
tiny Ita mls^y Is more appallliigly tip
paient. Every Henri knows Its own bit
Loruees. Lifo cannot throw off Its load.
When wo laugh wo aro sad. If for a
moment we make hollflny, yet tjiero le a
whisper In the heart ?li?t will not be
There may bo no positivo disobedience
or Infraction of the Divine Law that we
can placo, yet Micro Is suffering. The
loved child lies dying! the heart Is break?
ing, tho homo la violatoci by Invisible but
mighty'enemies ? there Is a canker In the
pttrao, a rust in the gold, and ovorywhofo
sin and sorrow? and distress. This Is the
world: wh.il "will,you do with It? What
doos that kind of world want? It wonts
??-Saviour'??none"other can help or.com-'
fort It. '?, '"??'. . .
Jesus Christ." Mie Doni of Olory, teft
His heavenly throne, and moved by pity?
ing love,' came to this world to bo thla
"Saviour." Whatever may bo said for
or against Christianity, hero Is tho fnct
that Christ sought to vanquish hostility
by the creation of brotherhood; to miti?
gato human suffering by sanctifying It.
Ho addresses Himself,not lo a littlo sec
UonoC tho world, the rich, tho great, or
tho philosophers, but to Its very, heart;
that heart which la broken, tho soul that
Is In agony, tho tiro that Is well-nigh
hopeless. . To theso Ho comes and offers
to ho their "Saviour." It Is a noble, ?
glorious proposal. .... ?
Thla oftor comes to you "to-day." "Uri?*
to you Is born, this day, *....? ..*.':.?
No wonder that the Angels sang an?
thems of praise. Kortho curso was re?
moved and tho Deliverer had conic!
Goc] givo you.and mo'grace to believe
thla gracious message and accopt His
blessed Chhlstmas gift!
Senator Daniel's speech on Friday
seems to havo made a good Impression
upon those who heard It. In nowise was.
it an exhibition of eloquence, nor was
It intended to be; but It waa a power
ful review' of the statue of the n?ri 're?
public. ?G Colonthia and ali able legal
argument against the pretension-ot the
administration , that the United. States
havo tho right to prevent; Colombia from
attempting to ?issert her authority over
tho State of Panama. Major Daniel
supported Mr. Hoar's resolution calling
upon tho President for further Informa?
tion on the subject.
Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas, -whose
death at Hagerstown, Md., wo announced
yesterday, was prominent and popular
in the Army. of. .Northern Virginia and
was wldoly. kiiown In tho South, He
was of distinguished appearance, clover
and courteous,?'/bright and choory, and
was welcome,; ai.*'all veterans' reunions.
He was successful, too, In the practice
of tho law, andana a lecturer, but not
so In all his political aspirations, though
he had served Maryland.as an associate
Juclgo oh-the bench of tho Fourth Dis?
trict, and? as ' ?iajutant-general. ' Thou?
sands of army: fiiends and'others, will
treasure, his "WepiQry: - ? \,
Tho ' Newv Y^)i,i^i?t^h.orltlos; have re?
solved to wage tWsjkgtipssiv? campaign
of vaccination 'cmrlng'r?he^i'le.xt few weeks.
There is an nlarihlng'pT^valen?e pf small
pox In tho Empire State. :
Once It was thought that thoNimmunity
Imparted by a single successful vaccina?
tion lasteda lifetime, but lt Is now known
that such la not-always'the case. Re
va oclnatlon therefore Is urged.? " -
Philadelphia and Baltimore also have
taken step's to hayo a thorough vaccina?
tion of their peoplo.
A School Boy "calla ua down" on the
statement that tho United Sttitca is sixth
In area, of the. nations of the earth. Our
figures wero taken from a prominent fi?
nancial paper, but they arc not accur?
ate. The Now York World's Almanac
gives them as follows: British Empire,
11,712,170; Russian Empir? 8.680,89?; Chi?
nese Empire, 4,218,101; United States
proper, i,WifirjO, with colonies, 3,706,884;
Australia a,?8,C00; France anu colonies,
?.??,???; Brazil, 3,218,180' Wo are glad
ihat tho eaglo eye of tho Richmond school
boy Is upon us...
According to tho latest reports received
by tlio St. I.oula Globe-Democrat from
Fanama, It has been discovered that "if
you drink . whiskey on tlio IsthmuB you
will not Ilvo a year;. If- you drink -water
you may survive for two weeks."
T'ho almanac teils us that next Mon?
day will bo the shortest day in tho your,
but tho small boy will still believe that
each day between now und next Friday
morning la tho longost in several years.
Tho reports of Mr. Cleveland's luck in
South Carolina duck hunting are. not
near so full us they wero beforo he wrote
that letter to the Brooklyn Eagle.
Highland county. Va., reports loo on a
pomi there seventeen Inches In thickness
?but, then, Highland la way up in the
clouds, you know.
If tho dispensary figures of South Car?
olina, which show great gains In profila
for the Stute, be correct, South Caro?
linians are drinking more whiskey than
ever before In their history
The barrel bon-fire brigade has dono
tho usual Chrletmas amount of deprodaU
Irg, and their Storage house? are well
Dowlo say? he la going abroad. That
I.?, tho proper thing for a man to do
alter ho hits had ?? "ralto off"
Never mind ull that smoke In tho s?n?
atorial commute? room. Wood will be
continued tor nmjorrgeneral,
eminent I? doing handeoniely for tho
rn?;r<:li.iiii? In tlic-ao glorious December
Artur lli?rti'oubic? with' Cc?ombla shall
have been ??.??tllu?! we may have to call
it tile Itooeevelt doctrlmi.
The iJ<pleie<r\l?du'r~i'jVu'?U..mutely te?.
? ?? j limi <;i,i i:.ii(iHs It? near at hand *.
old f??l'lorif d ^??G??p? I?-much In fush
loj? till? i-vHi-.oii lit old Virginia
. I'lorfolk fliy pollile? Ime not turrender?
til lb? (Ii/?C
Store Open Every pvening Till Chrletmas.
Lots of Pretty and Useful Gifte for Everybody,
BIO REDUCTION ON FURS, WRAPS, SUITS, WAI5TS AND
, TOYS OF EVERY KIND.
Furs ? Furs!!
There is no moro acceptable gift for
a lady than handsonio Furs. Think
you can resist theao prices?
"Beautiful Silky Isabella. Neck Stoica,
Choice Black Hare, 72-Inch &-l nfi
Stoles, worth $7.50, Monday *V0*rV
$fi Mnrtln Scarf, big brush ft*} OR
or cluster tails. ?P*?yu
Children's Fur Sets.
$1.08 Lamb's Wool Sots,
$5 Water Mink Sets,
$3 Squirrel Sots,
.Evory ?26.00 Suit,
Every $15,00 Suit,
Big Cut in Prices of
These are ?til the latest modela and
' Whltu Mercerisied Wal?ts, All-Wool
Waists, ovary color, Blrtck Mohair and
Mercerized Waists havo been EQr
selling at $1.08, for. *-':rv
Every $12.1.0 Suit,
If a NEW WRAP is on
Your List We Can Fill
the Bill, Both in
Style and Price.
Fine grndo Tan Covort Coraot Jack?
ets and looso-flttlng Jackets, have
been selling at $10, Mon?
Fine Kereey Coats, half fitted backs,
singlo or double shoulder capea, ele?
gantly trimmed, worth $20 ?n Oft
$?ECi Jacketa Monday...
Mlasoe nnd Children'? JackolC-j r?C
Why Puzzle Over What to Get fDr the Little Folks. Glance at this List.
Dolls, Dressed and Undressed Kid
Bodies, or 'Jointed and every other
9c to $9.98
KID BODY DOLLS,
19c to $2.98
\ JOINTED DOLLS,
19c to $15.49
$1.23, $1.49, $1.89,
$2.19, $2.49, $2.69.
SWINGING AND BOOKING
98c to $8.98
SLEIGHS AND COASTERS,
23c to $2.19
49c to $2.98
GO-CARTS AND CARRIAGES,
. 25c to $4.98
IRON TOYS, Kvory kind,
9c to $4.98
9c to $2.98
$4.98 to $9.98
23c to $7.98
23c to $1.39
49c to $2.98
TRAINS ON TRACK,
42c to $3.98
23c to $1.98
IRON WAGONS, with steel wheels,
69c to $4.89
CYCLE ^ WAGONS,
22c to $6,98
CHAIRS AND ROCKERS,
23c to $3.98
23c to $1.98
19c to $2.49
23c to $3.49
49c to $9.98
And .lots of other nice things to
pleaae both big and littlo folks.
Shaving Seta, Toilet Cases, Work
Boxes, Albums, Sterling Silver Seta.
WE'LL SAVE YOU TROUBLE AND MONEY. GIVE US A LOOK.
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Under grief Review, i
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The Philadelphia Inquirer paye a high I
tributo to Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, i
who has just been elected Chaplain of the
United States Senate and adds: ;
"Dr. Hale ought to help the Senate.
Even his presence should bo benediction.
If there Is any. vlrtuo In prayer as an old :
to good legislation or as a deterrent to.
bad, there ought toi'be a better prospect ?
ahead for'the ninety .men who have of I
late Usurped most pi tho functions of
government, to the distress of the Prosl
dorit and the angor and opposition of
Uncla Joo Cannon."
Ono day last week a negro convention
"sat down" on the President and the
event calls forth from tho Philadelphia
Record this remark:
.'.'How sharper than a serpent's tooth
It.Is to have a thanklesa, negro conven?
tion," must havo been the Yoflectlon uf
tho President when he loarned that by a
vote of 38 to 32 the National Negro Suf?
frage Lcago convention had voted down
a resolution indorsing him. With his
usual Inaptitude he has alienated most
of tho Southern white Republicans and
embittered all tho Southern Democrats,
and he Is not certain of thc colored, vote
In the convention.
The past week witnessed what somo of
the polotlclans regard as the downfall of
Senator Platt as tho New York political
boss, which loads the Hortford Times to
"Nothing quite ao abrupt In tho way
of a change In political leadership has
over been seen In thla country as Hie
tranafer of tho Now York Republican dic?
tatorship from Senator Platt to Governor
Orleil. Thc papers, which a few days ago
wore ass-urins their render? that ihoro wtia
nliHolutoly no lack ot harmony between
Platt and Odell,. and no thought of ?my
change, ar? now explaining that the
harmony In tho caso luis bo ? produced by
the total elimination ot Platt aa a party
manager. It Is very remarkable.
A declalon rendered last week by the
highest court in tho iund, Is thus com?
mented upon by tho Springfield, Mass,,
"The United States Supreme Court has
again divided on tho question of tho Im?
perial powers of Congress over?? territory,
und in the usual way?5 to -1 for imperial
lam.? Justice Holmes ns beforo lines up
with thc Importallsta. But lile ylow's on
tho subject were of eourso unknown by
President Roosevelt when he made the
appointment. It Just happened so. How
was It, however, In the case of Judgo
Day? Two appointments io the Supremo
Court by President Roosevelt since this
question aroso, and both of administration
views In regard to it. Packing the court?
Perish the thought!
Tho most Important proceeding of tho
Senate during the past week was tho
passing of tho bill giving effect to the
Cuban reciprocity treaty. Concerning this
Tho Sonate has passed tho bill giving
offect to the Cuban reciprocity treaty,
and lia? thus tardily discharged Its "plain
duty", to Cuba. The pasaage of the hill
la the logical acquei to our Intervention
lu behalf of tho island, tho crowning
act of our efforts to bring to Cuba not
only Ilio blessings of free govern m ont,
but economic and commercial prosperity.
Tho bill passed by a vote of 67 to IS.
Sovou Democratic Senators?Gorman, of
Maryland; Cockrcll, of Missouri; Clay,
Of Georgia; Blackburn of Kentucky;
McCreary, of Kentucky; Overman, of
North Carolina, and Simmons, of North
Carol Ina?voted with the Republicana for
tho measure. Tho only Republican Sena?
tor voting ngalniit the meaauro was Balrd,
Our duty to Cuba lias been performed.
Tho virtual pledge of Ilio Administra?
tion that reciprocity should bo realized
at tho earllcot practicable date has been
l'i?dooniijd, The policy of tho A din ini atra
Hun with refcronco lo our commercial
relatlona with tlio Island has been, tri?
umphantly vindicated, Let us hope ?
great future awaits Cuba.
It take? a, long timo to wind up tho
bualiieae affairs of a great show, The
flnai dividend of tho atoek of tho Cojum?
bien Exposition at Chicago several yea?a
ago,.amounting to 16 1-2 cents, has juat
been' declared ,and will be payable March
1 next. With this last distribution the
itetunis from an Investment of J.10 will
The Nowlan Co.
have received another shipment
of the Celebrated Tiffany Favrile
Glass, and every article ? ill be
sold at factory prices.
have amounted ?2.10. There will be still
a small fund left In the treasury, 'which
the diroctora aay is too small to apply to
a dividend. They are holding it to cover
tho cost of possible'litigation, und will
ask authority to upply any sum that may
be anally left to some public object.
The testimony taken last week by the
Senate commltteo now Incldontally in?
vestigating General Wood's conduct In
Cuba was very damaging to the Doctor
Goneral and hla friends are demanding
that he be brought homo to ae't mutters
straight, If he can. The Atlanta Consti?
tution cornea to his resouo after thia
Tho pity of It all la that Generili Wood
la not preaont m person to give his own
story and to show members of the com?
mittee how to probe for the, truth and
the faslehood In many of the atorlea re?
tailed by some Interested and prejudiced
witnesses, who aro now appearing beforo
But when General Wood shall got homo,
UB he should bo order.ed to do us speedily
u-s possible, tho public will ace with how
plain and uuimpeuchablo testimony lie
will put down and grind to refuso much
of hearsay and mlarepreaoiitatlon by
which his good nnmi>.a.i a man nnd hla
honor us a aoldlor havo been traduced.
The Steel Truat announces Its purpose
to make a Now Year present to Its em?
ployes by reducing their wuges from 5 to
20 per cent., which causes the Buffalo
Times to riso and remark:
If thu truth wero known, it. would
probably bo found that thla corporation
Is tho moat mammoth swindle In ex?
istence, Hiivlng Induced ila employes to
Invest their little savings In tho stock,
it. now reducos tholr wagoa no they can?
not recover tholr lnvcstmenta. And Cur
ncgie continue* to discourse on "the
curao of wealth."
'Tlio appeal of the Northern Securities
Company from tho juclpment of Ilio Cir?
cuit Court for the District of Minnesota
ia now in the hunda or tho Justlcea of
Ihe Supromo Court for final decision, tho
argumenta having boon concluded on
Tuesday last. A decision Is not lboliod for
before the latter port of January, and
It 'Is possible that It may not bo forth?
coming before tho mlddlo, of March. The
Attorney-General of the United States
Is being praised on overy hand for his
effort In presontlng tho government's aide.
Of lt tho Hartrord Post says:
Tho Impression mudo by the argument
of. Attorney-General Knox la very favor?
able. Many who heard It pronounced It
unanswerable; Ills manner was Impres?
sive, li|s matter profound, his logic acarch
Ing. Ono commentator says that wlillo
thoro is a wide diversity of opinion amone
tho lawyers us to the Impression made
upon the court by the argumenta, the
preponderance of sentiment seoma to bo
that tho court will sustain the govern?
ment's contention. However, that may
bo. no one can aay that the government's
caso W.I a not ?lily handled by the uhlo.
alort and astuto ^Attornoy-General and
Tho Supremo Court, of Mlasouii, has
rendered a ileclalou, on law points In?
volved., which raleases from prison ono of
tho ehiof boodlora convicted In tho St.
Louie courts. A paragraph from the
Kansas City Tlmea Gives us a peep at a
ourlous tun? tho c.-tae may take. That
There would bo.a curious mingling of
the church' and state If the Supremo
Court sliould fino for contempt the
Protestant ministers, the Catholic prlcf-ts
and the Jewish rabbis who havo protested
against the releaso of Ed Butler, But
probably tha court will not attempt that
procedure. It is perhaps., reasonable
enough to understand that when there la
? very general dissatisfaction with Its
rulings, It Is no contempt to express U*
And perhaps, too, lt can pardon the den?
sity of the popular mind which can't aoe
that black la whlto because tho law aayn*
From the Church Papers.
Why not open tho mind and lot in tho
light of truth which Is all about us* It
la the closed mind that la
OPEN THE Ignorant and aell-satlsr.cd.
. WINDOW. And In tho mental dark?
ness error dwells, and evil
things grow, and there la the poverty of
a human mind that wants nothing better.
But when tho door is opened every day,
and truth cornea In, new truth, truth after
truth, there la a quickening to Ufo of all
faculties, thoro Is tho driving out of error
und the death of ovil. There Is moral
health and growth, there la an upward
climbing, and aelf-reapect and enlarge?
ment, and a true and honorable educa?
Tho press was gloating a few days ago
over the financial discomfiture of Elijah \
the Third, and many
WHEN DOWIE wero tho proclama
WILL 'FALL. lions that tho career
of the great lmpos:or
had at last como to an end. Wo did not
think so. The power coiled In the brain
nnd personality of a man who has been
able, against fearful o?-ds to build up it'
powortul organisation In ten years cannot
be exhausted by such a thing as a re
celvoralilp. Dowle exults in reverses. In
out? opinion his downfall will never reault
from the giving way of llnanclal pillare.
It will conic through?, the giving way, of
tho moral pillara of his ayate-/?, and I1I3
character. We may be mistaken, but timo
will tell. Wc are not surprised that Dowlo
lias boon able to atom the financial tide
which only two weeks ago was ruahlng so
strong and dangerous. But the ond will
como, and, wo four, dianstroualy to thou
?anda of hla deluded followors,?Ralolgh
Knowing, na wo all know, tlio absolut?
neceaslty of light and common senso to
onablo us to lead useful and
COMMON huppy lives, it is not a little
SENSE, wonderful that our sohooui
s and colleges give almost no at?
tention to either of them, If they am
taught at all. One is atudled In a aci?n
tifio and mathematical way?by the wave
or corpuscular theory?and the other a?
moral philosophy and metaphysics, so
that for common purposes not much Is
gained, Tho Book of the Proverbs of
Solomon proposes to give aubtlllty to the
simple, to tho young inun wisdom and
knowledge, No book known to mankind
outside of tho Holy Scrlpturea contains a
fr-?'?? of tho common s?nse and ll'fht
of Ufo that Is to be found In that collection
Moreover, there are no abstract doctrines
and theological dogmas and I'.ghtlng ques?
tions to be found lu lt. Only the fenrv
of God and common senso', which together
niiakn divine wisdom, nnd yet the Book
of Proverbs has no place In our privat?
or, public school, or in our tinlversily or
colloso ourrlculurns.?Southern Church?
See that all your ? thoughts arc pure
uud your doorls noble. Use tho. experi?
ences uf your life,
GUAftD YOIin whether thoy bo of Joy
THOUGHTS. or of sorrow, aa step*
lu an upward climb.
There la only one thing you can carry
Into eternity?your character. See that it
la what la should bo and the Jasper gates
will gladly swing open to give you ?
hearty welcome.?Groat Thoughts,
A Lost Pig.
A email pig was found yesterday on
Main Street, netween "iwelflli and Thir?
teenth, aamitorlng along aimlessly. The
owner can recover him at the Second
police Station, ?