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A&vffRTiRKo Ratks:
Friday, July 10, 1891.
Kentucky's Paternalism.
Ex-Senator Ingalle lectured the other
night, and in the course of his remarks
he gave utterance (o this sound demo?
cratic doctrine:
There is a growing sentiment in favor of pa?
ternalism in this country; of the Government
doing everything and the people doing nothing.
This is diametrically opposed to the idea of
individualism, upon wnich this Government
has been built, and to the good Anglo-Saxon
doctrine of root, hog, or die. It has always
happened in every community that the weak
were more numerous than the strong, that the
number of those who, failed outnumbered those
whosucecdcd.and that the wise, the intelli?
gent, and the thoughtful were in the minority.
Wo have now a new school of political philoso?
phy that is repudiating the Declaration of In?
dependence and is endeavoring to overthrow
the maxims of democracy.'*
Herein lies our chief objection to the
now Kentucky Constitution. It treats
adults as iufants, and enumerates con?
tracts which they shall not make at any
age?contracts that are not bad in them?
selves, nor contra bonos mores, but bad
merely because they are made with cor?
porations. It won't let a man judge for
himself. It won't let the citizen do what
he has been doing?and doing very suc?
cessfully?since the foundation of the
government, decide what is best for his
own business?a matter with which he is
far more familiar and with which he is
more competent to deal than the entire
constitutional convention or all the other
people of Kentucky put together.
The fact that a large number of alleged
democrats, and even those who have been
nominated tor the highest offices in the
State by a democratic convention, declare
sit is not a party issue?that no democratic
principle is involved in it?shows how
little they know of what democratic prin?
ciples are and how little they care for
democratic principles when they fancy
popular sentiment sets the other way, and
when the offices accompany popular sen?
Democracy, be hanged! What does the
average politician and place hunter care
for democracy beyond its power to give
him an office? If the party has a distinc?
tive principle that is clearly "pronounced
and may be regarded fundamental, it is
this very principle of opposition to parcn
tul government. Yet when popular senti?
ment in Kentucky takes a shoot in that
direction, the simon pure, the anointed,
the Kentucky democrat, by-Gud-sir.,
springs up every where and declares
it is not a party question!
There is about as much democracy in
such democrats as there was in the Cour?
ier Journal when it pledged itself to sup?
port Grant for a third term in the event
of his nomination by the Chicago con?
Now truly do not intelligent people see
the hypocricy and fraud of all this clap?
trap and partisan rot that we hear from
public speakers and newspapers? Here
is a State that is supposed to be demo?
cratic to the core. Nothing short of 40,
000 majority satisfies its partisan pride
and narrow provincialism. Yet in obedi?
ence to a popular clamor against corpora?
tions, its politicians, little und big, throw
the most cherished doctrine of the party
to the dogs, go in for the swag, and have
the effrontery to declare "it is not a party
question." ,
A Free Trader In Trouble.
The New York Dry Goods Economist,
the organ of the free trade importers of
that city, has seriously given away its
cause and become involved in a very
damaging controversy with the American
Economist by thoughtlessly publishing a
few telling figures in its columns. In
giving a comparison between prices that
existed in 1890, before the McKinley bill
was passed, the figures showed that mid?
dling cottons which sold in 1889 at 10 3-10
are now 9 cents; standard sheetings are
unchanged, while print goods which were
4 cents per yard in 1889 are now 2.97.
This does not look as if the McKinley
bill increased the price of these goods.
But take other illustrations. From a
copy of the Dry Goods Economist Price
Current of April, 1890, six months before
the new tariff went into effect, aud from
a later issue, the following table is taken:
Prices now under Prices alx months
new Tariff. before new Tariff.
Brown. Bleached. Brown. Bleached.
Trade name
of fabric.
I'. ...
? Y.
Maes., K.
G "
12 "
14 "
H ?
?Probably meant for 13
Other illustrations could be adduced to
show the utter absurdity of the outcry we
have been hearing against the McKinley
To take a broader view of the case we
challenge anyone to show us half a . de&en
articles, in general use, that have, been
increased in price by ft protective tariff;
and for each article thus shown we will
undertake to u&ine & dozen articles the
price of which has been reduced by a pro?
tective tariff. It has reduced the price
on all iron products, especially in steeli
rails and machinery, while the demand for
those products has greatly increased; it;
has reduced the price on lead, on leather
and hundreds of other articles. Indeed
every experiment, that this country has
tried in the direction of a protective tariff
has confirmed the wisdom and verified the
prophesy of Alexander Hamilton in his
famous report as Secretary of the Treas?
ury, that "the internal competition which
tal?es place soon (under a protective
tariff) does away with everything like
monopoly, and by degrees reduces the
price of the article to the minimum of a
reasonable profiton the capital employed."
This is done too while we pay our labor
from 30 to 50 per cent more than the same
labor is paid in England, thus elevating
the masses and opening to them oppor?
tunities for social and educational im?
provement as well for acquiring material
wealth that are not enjoyed anywhere in
the United Kingdom.
A Word to the Council.
The now council should start in the
right direction. Among the first things
to he done is to have the city's laws so
codified and arranged that each council?
man, as well as any one else interested in
the matter, may form an intelligent idea
of what the laws are. At present no one
knows. Last December the council
directed the work to be done and a type
writer was employed to copy the ordi?
nances that they might be the more easily
arranged. The type writer performed
his duty, was paid for it, but the work of
codification has never been begun. The
matter is important since the license and
other revenue laws arc neither uniform
nor just, and arc involved in much con?
fusion besides. There are other ordin?
ances with which even members of the
council are as unfamiliar as an inhabitant
of the Congo region. Laws are passed,
sometimes by four out of the six .coun
cilmen; they arc never published and
never enforced. No one ever henfs of
them five minutes after their passage.
Then several of the committees arc ap?
pointed for certain wort they neither
do the work nor do they hardly remember
twenty'four hours afterwards that they
arc on such and such a committee. What
to instance, has the sanitary i.owmi??e
ever done? They were instructed last
winter to secure the removal of the pesti?
lential dams-wJid they do it? The matter
was afterwards put in the hands of the
street committee and it is In their i.ajids
In this connection -vre would suggest
that the new sanitary committee be au?
thorized to employ a laborer iok?gpthe
drains open and see that no stagnant wa?
ter is allowed to remain in the depressions.
There arc several such pools now in the
city which might be removed by a few
hours work vvhh a spade. Yet rather
than go to the trouble of having this work
done, they are permitted io rsm&in as so
many nurseries ?f disease and death,
There is already an ordinance which re?
quires that every lot holder shall keep the
premises free from filth; but no one seems
to pay the least attention to it. The pen
behind the Intermont hotel was for ten
days the seat of thu most nauseating
stench and even made some of the waiters,
who slept on that side of the building
sick. The nuisance has been removed
but not through any influence of the san?
itary committee.
If the people were familiar with the
ordinances they would not only obey them
more implicitly, but they would remind
the officials of any failure on the part of
persons who violate them, and the officials
themselves would be more likely to enforce
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A Specimen Organ,
The Kichmond Dispatch, referring to
the letters of Cleveland and Hill to Turn
any Hall says:
From the two papers we sec?as wo have for
months known?that both of these men are
candidates for the Democratic nomination for
the office of President of the United States
and no mistake. How silly then it is for people
to say that "it is too soon" for the newspapers
to begin discussing this question.
It is now or never. Public opinion is being
rapidly formed, and after the nomination it will
be too late to talk. We do not think it is too
soon. If it is, we can truthfully say that we
did not begin it.
Every intelligent person has known for
years that both Cleveland and Hill wanted
the Presidency. . ?3ut that is no reason
Southern newspapers should keep their
columus filled with worn out political
platitudes. The matter is not so impor-'
tant as the Dispatch seems to think. Let
the politicians write as many letters as
they wish, but . Southern newspapers I
should wirte about something else. The j
industrial movement in Southwestern
Virginia is of* the first importance to the
State. It alone can keep Virginia from
bankruptcy. It alone can restore Vir?
ginia to.her former influence in the na?
tion; yet the Dispatch has nothing to say
about it. except at advertising rates. It
prefers to sicken, its readers with silly
political clap-trap and phrases that have
done duty for a generation or more. The
capital of the State should have a paper
capable of broader and more practical
views. All the Richmond papers seem to
bo in a rut and can't get out.
The Ex-Confederate Veterans of Alabama
are properly considering the character of the
school books used in the Southern public
schools. It is a noted fact that most of these
books are edited by Northern men and pub?
lished by Northern firms. There would be no
objectiou on this account if they were fairly
and truthfully edited; but they are not. Most
of the alleged histories embody little more i
than the prejudices and perversions of their j
authors. They are in no sense histories. We
happened to examine one of these books some?
time since, and in the account it contained of
the civil war, every battle was recorded as a
triumph for the Union Army if not a draw,
j and it seemed the Confederates did not win a
single victory during the entire conflict. The
causes which ted to the war are also pervert?
ed, and every material fact connected with the
conflict falsified. The youth of the South in
many instances, have simply been taught
falsehoods, and it is time for their parents to
take the matter in hand.
The sympathy of persons here have been
aroused for some time by the appearance of a
poor and neglected hunting dog named Don,
For months he bus been whimpering piteously
about the hotel, and the entries to tstores where
he is ofteu found early iu the morniug, par?
ticularly if the night has been rainy, for he
seems to have no Other refuge against storms
and tempests. He is lame. His eyes are
shriveled aud diseased, and the long hair on
h\s body and tail, which appears to hare 1 cen j
once.acaooth and silken, it* now rongh, tiiniTr
and soiled with dust and grime. It is pitiful t ?
see the faithful creature who has served sever if
al of our sportsmen in the field so cficn^oowrj
j ftn outcast in his old age, exposed to kicks and 1
j buffeted with storm; hungry, disowned?an
atom of suffering, with no one kind enough to
put an end to his existence. As long as Mr.
Spencer Bcrryman lived at the hotel, he fed
old Don, for he has an inexhausible reservoir
of sympathy for dumb creatures; but now he
has moved to Poplar Hill and the dog is left
friendless.. < The poor animal, is unusually
quiet, and spends much of his time sleeping
hi the sun; but when hunger pinches he has to
stretch his aching limbs and hunt for food, and
often the sprains and hurts he got in his mas?
ter's service cause him to cry out when ho
sleeps; and almost any night one may hear Ids
groans coming from some door way or from the
clump of bushes near the hotel. It is to be
hoped death will kindly come to him before the
snow and sleet of another winter.
Falstaff in one of bis pious moods, indig?
nantly exclaimed "bow this world is given to
lying." An illustration which should make
that virtuous truth-teller turn in his grave, is
afforded by the statements recently published
by the leading papers of this country that the
Emperor "William had written a letter to Queen
Victoria, his grand-ma, severely criticising
the conduct of the Prince of Wales in the
baccarat scandal; that the Prince would snub
him on the occasion of his visit to England by
not seeing him, and that the English rabble
would hiss hirn on the streets. It is now said
that Emperor William wrote no letter at all;
that the Prince met him and kissed him; that
the reception was the grandest ever accorded
anyone in England and that everybody is
pleased and happy. New either the newspa?
pers have been (hung some fine lying or these
princes have. It is not unlikely the princes
have been doing it.
The Richmond Dispatch doea no! seenj h he
aware that there is any topic of interest before
the people now, except the approaching presi?
dential election. Such trifles as the great in?
dustrial movement in South Western Virginia
are purely unworthy of notice except at
advertising rates: After all, the industrial
movement can get along without the Dispatch;
and if it is not capable of discussing the matr
ter more intelligently than Ifcdlscusacs politic?
al questions, wc arc better off without its favor
thau with it. The projectors of the move?
ment do n#J seern to think it will pay to adver?
tise in its columns and ?u*fi right. The
paper is run in too narrow a rut to be widely
II, Clay Kih'tf, who murdered Davjd H,,
Poston in Memphis has been convicted of mur?
der in the first degree. An appeal lias been
prayed and it is likely the case will be dragged
aI.QH? for some time to come. The defense at?
tempted to establish .Clay's insanity, but Clay
testified in his own behalf and it i*i fcaid pon
vinced the jury that he was not only sane,
but had deliberately planned the murder of
Postou. An illicit attachment to Mrs. Gen.
Pillow led to the tragedy, ?gd the moral to
married men is, keep in (he middle of the
; road.
Tun Birmingham Ag^Herald says:
Are the people of "Mortgoroery county prepared to
make such a bubble as.the sub-treasury a test of n
man's place in the Democratic party? Would they
have \i djlvbJod white people and the negro vote, rather
than a constable mV a cpr?per who believed in the
Why not? You want to make free silver the
test of democracy and there is just as much
reason for making the sub-treasury lunacy
a test. Blatherskites a;e getting up new tests
of democracy every day. Let the work goon.
The free traders started it and it is fitting the
free sjlverites and the sub-treasuryitcs end it.
-jilJ.-;-"t? -
Gov. BmuSAfc, of $enne&3ee} wants to
call an extra session of the legislature. He
knows it is necessary, but, being a politician
of the Alliance school, he is too timid and
timc**(;rviu? to call it. lie has therefore
thrown out a hint that Jig jyPOjd like to hear
from the democratic commit lees. i{o should
have consulted the democratic committees be?
fore he made McDonald coal oil inspector.
Hox. Jxo. G. Carlisle, the only public
man in Kentucky who has any just claim to
statesmanship, condemns the new constitu?
The tyeat'he? &a$t M*>nt|);
The average temperature last month, accord?
ing to the signal service observations kept by
Mr. John W, Fox, Sr., was at 7 a. m., G4.5
degrees; 2 p. m,, fr*,/); {> p. m., o'S.l; the grand
average for the month being ?'V7, fhe lowest
tempera tore recorded was 51.2 on Jnpg 1st,
and the highest DO.5 on June 17th.
For the pant week it has been so cold at
night as to render two double blankets neces?
Total inches of rain-fall 7.27 inches, the
largest amount being 1,70 inches on June 20th.,
and "2,5<) jnches on June 2;)th.
A beautiful Aurora was uoticed, immediately
in the Gap, at sunset 00 June 'b-d.
Women Are In It,
CS. Y. San.)
The Kansas Farmer's Alliance now sends a
squad of stump speakers of both sexes to the
Southern States, where they are to boom the
new People's party by carrying on a red-hot
campaign in its interest. The speakers whoj
have been chosen for this business arc the |
celebrated Mrs. Lease, the famous Mrs. Diggs,
the renowned Jerry Simpson and the long
bearded Peffer: and it is announced that they j
are to begin operations at once in Georgia.,
How will these extraordinary, if not unparal- j
leled Kansas demonstrators'be received by the
Southern Farmers' Alliance? We are not
aware that speeches of Jljeir kind have ever
yet been heard in Georgia,
The New Treasury Measures,
(X Y. Sun.)
The Secretary of the Treasury has contrib?
uted two important items to the financial news
of the week. He has changed the form of the
j monthly Treasury statement so as to make it
show a targ? surplus instead of the deficit
which it otherwise might have presented, and,
with the advice and consent of his colleagues
in the Cabinet and of the President, he has
decided not to pay off the \y. percent. Gov?
ernment bonds maturing Sept. 1, but to ex?
tend them at two per cent.
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Republican Unbelievers.
(Trow the Springfield Republican.)
It may have been noticed in this latest Re?
publican outbreak against Quay's rule in Penn?
sylvania, which the President is engaged in
strengthening, that the clergymen, merchants
and other prominent party men who sign the
appeal are uot at all satisfied with the boss'
del :'ense made on the floor of the Senate. They
will not accept it. And yet this defense was
heralded at the time in' alt tho Republican
journals of character, with hardly an excep?
tion, as absolutely complete and conclusive.
It will not be the "fault of the organs if the
Grand Old Party does not slide down hill at a
merry pace.
Two Miles u Minute?
(From the Springfield IleuuL'llcnu.)
A one-wheel cycle, eight feet high, that a
greenhorn can learn to ride in a minute,- and
then write his name in the dust with it in .fif?
teen feet of spacc,not to meution a speed capaci?
ty of two miles in sixty seconds on a good track,
is the astonishing invention which Victor
Beraugerof Worcester, editor of Le Courier
de Worcester, claims to have produced after
two years of hard work.
The Golden Pension Era.
(From thoProvkhaice Jounm!..)
It. costs more to maintain a pension agent at
Washington in times of peace than it 'did to
keep a regiment of troop? at the front in the
war. It would be better to be an armed camp
like Europe than to ho undermined by sued
corruption as we see around us here. i
The Great Preacher Talks About the
* Cbarges Against Him and says He Is
Kcady to be Arraigned for
His Heresy.
(New York Dispatch.)
The case 01 Rev. Dr. R. Heber Newton,
the rector of All Souls' Church, who is
charged with heresy, is in the hands of a
committee of live, acting as a grand jury.
The charges, based upon rumors, arc
his alleged denials of the virgin birth of
Christ, of the bodily resurrccction of the
Saviour and of the verbal inspiration of
the Bible. These are the main points
raised. There are other points of doc?
trine and of forms of worship, but they
arc of minor interest.
A reporter visited the summer cot?
tage of Dr. Newton yesterday. It stands
on a hill of sand overlooking the broad
expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and cut off
from communication with the turmoil and
excitement of the day by a broad and
deep cove. There the rector fakes his
summer rest in a world of his own, his
family, the sea and his books, unconcern?
ed for the conventionalities and the for?
malities of life.
lie spoke" of the Committee of Examin?
ation, of which the venerable Dr. Peters
is chairman, and expressed confidence in
the fairness of its intentions. He con?
sidered one requirement a wise one, name?
ly, that the wiii.es-cs who wirj to appear
before the Committee must submit in
writing their statements concerning him
and, his prcachiflg. In onjcr io fnj:11 ita.tc
the work of the examination, he has him?
self directed that the Committee be sup?
plied with complete copies of his published
sermons, and such sermons as had not
been published, but which lie thought
might have been in the minds of those
who made the charges, he has had revised
and has sent type-written copies to the
committee. I.esi there be any doubt as
to what be believed, and fo m$k.e (his ex?
amination complete and. final, he amplt
fiod'and enlarged the points in dispute
between himself and his fellow-preachers.
Or as he expressed it: "I have given the
committee what constitutes the very head
and front of my offending, and in such a
shape that thpre can be no dispute as to
what words'I used.'.'
Beyond 'this Dr.'Ncwton was unwilling
to go{ He yyonld nut appear before the
committee begaua? its sessions srsre se?
cret and their report to the Birhop would
be secret. He did not wish to place him?
self in a position where his conduct might
be misunderstood,as, for instance, if the
committee should declare the charges not
sustained it mjgjft bp sunpogad. had he
gone before the committee, that he had
retracted. Or if a trial was ordered it
would never be proper to report what he
had said or what had been said to him in
a secret meeting. If a trial were ordered
he declared thai lit? would appear in a
proper manner und wJtji proper' spirit to
make his defense.
Dr. Newton tljen explained the utter?
ances on account of which for the third
time charges of heresy had been made
against him. He declared his acceptance
of the creeds that were the standards of
his Church, and I;c expressed his inten?
tion to make his teaching and his preach?
ing at all times conform thereto. These
standards were (he Xicene Creed. Upon
this creed the Protestant Church in Eng?
land and Amerjoa broadly rested. There
are no other confessions or rules of faith
made after this creed to which he, as an
Episcopal preacher, must subscribe.
Under the Nicehe Creed, Dr. Newton
said, the Protestant Episcopal Church
had flourished for mapy years. It was a
great chtholic church,'auniversal church,
and was not a sect, and was hot bound to
any of the isms of modern Christendom.
He as a rector of the church accepted
this catholic creed, and no oilier. The
Thjrfy?njnjb Articles^ usually bound in
with Ihn prayor.-books ape noj a"$ I ;pi d a rd
adopted and accepted as an authoritative
rule of faith, and he was not required to
conform his teachings to then;.
Referring to the questions in dispute.
Dr. Newton said that of the inspiration
of the Bible, the virgin birth of Christ
the Xicene Creed speaks only in general
term;*, J)r. Newton felt that he was only
required to fjeljeve that the Bible con?
tains all things necessary foe grgr il sal?
vation, and he was at liberty to form his
own opinion as to the inspiration and in?
terpretation of the book.
?ts to tj;c hjrjh of Christ, he explained
that the spiritual sensji pffj/.e early Chris?
tians perceived the mysteries of a ft?W \
order of life, human and divine, if) Jesus.
They could not conceive of it as arising
in the merely natural manner. The rea?
son and the imagination of the first
Christians were set to work, and the be?
lief in the virgin birth took shape as the
interpretation of this mystery in the
Christian cQnse'encc. This is on inter
psstation <{Uite natural and 'familiar to j
man in many lauds and .ages jvjten'some j
unaccountable personage was co hit apr j
counted for. It is only the-working of a
mythical tendency, or through this ten?
dency the vyorkiug of the spiritual sense
seeking to indicate as best jt might the
action of new creative forces, "fhas fhe
church has seen and held to the belief in J
the virgin birth of Christ. The belief in
the resurrection of Christ Dr.Newton ex?
plains as having been developed in a
similar manner.
"Paul distinctly declares," Dr. Newton
says on this 'point; that we ourselves are
to rise from the dead, not jn the natural
body but in the spiritual body. Th'eThirf.|
ty-nine Articles, indeed, speak of Christ's |
taking his body w'lh flesh, bones, &c.
The Greed say:; not hing of the sort. Noth?
ing of the sort can be demanded from any
of us. All that the Creed affirms is,' and
the third day he arose again according to
the Scriptures.' Our Creed hath made us
free to think as );c?t we can concerning
Christ's rising again the third .day. The
core of this belief is the conviction that
Christ, living after death, manifested him?
self to hia disciples unmistakably and gave
thus the historic attestation of Immortulftv
which the heart of man has ever craved".'
*' All beyond this is the theorizing of I
churchmen, not the faith of the Church.
Those who maintain that Christ rose in the
flesh and bones of his earthly body have
to hypothecate another ejtange before he
passed into the heavens, so they make two
resurrections, lest one should not be
enough to trY our faith. All questions as
to what became of Christ's body arc ruled
out from the faith, Providence can be
trusted to have eared reverently for that
sacred shrine of in-dwelling divinity."
Further on the Doctor says: "Folds, if j
they exist, are not to be exclusive. If)
there were a pattern church, given by the
head of tkochdrch. then not to copy that
pattern would be disloyalty to that head
of the cb?feh. Then, standing within the
true fold, wo inigh' rightly seek to bring
the other sheep into our fold ; and if fbey
would not come, narro.rfy logical men
might seem to have a justification for
declining fellowship with tla..:. In the
absence of such a form of the sheep-fold,
no one particular church can claim Jo be j
the only true fold, save by an arrogance
which is excusable only on the ground Vf
mental blindness. To rear high walls, to j
shut up the sheep iu little pens, io refuse]
to enter any other folds, or to let the
sheep from those other folds browse wirbiTi
our own fold, till such actions may be
churchly, but they ate not Christly *
" WLat folly of narrowness and bigotry
come under the name of church n=an ship !
Sometime since I was seriously asked if it
was possible to be saved out of the Epis?
copal Church !__ After nineteen centuries
of the study of the words and life of
Christ, there are sheep of the Good Sbep
hard who will show their loyalty to him
by never going into another "fold. Nine?
teen centuries of study of the words and
life of Jesus leave us in the presence of
many under-shepherds of the one Good
Shepherd, who will not themselves per?
form any office of the shepherd in another
fold nor allow a shepherd of another fold
to perform such offices in their own fold.
" What an attitude is that of some of
these good under-shepherds who, looking
over the vast fields of our American Chris?
tianity, think to promote Christian union
by saying to the learned and godly men
ministering to what the preface of our
Prayer Book calls 'their respective
?churches ' and therefore presumably min?
isters : 1 We cannot allow you to minister
in our churches under any circumstances
whatever. Of course, wc cannot allow you
to permanently officiate therein without
conforming to the rules of our fold. Only
by crossing the convictions of a host of
our own clergy can we allow you to
administer the sacraments, since you do
not call yourselves preists. But, more
than this, we cannot allow you to speak
at any irregular service not provided by
the Prayer Book. We cannot allow yon,
as baptized men, members of the one
Church of Christ, to do what any layman
may freely do?speak as a prophet the
message given you to declare.'
"If the Good Shepherd foresaw how
his owji underlings would fence off his
folds and try to bring the sheep from one
fold into apjOtlierj thus to brand them
with the. mark of Clod, how he must have
sighed oyer the abuses of the needful
shelter. What must lnvvp been his feel?
ings if thu3 he foresaw his own undcr
shopherds busying themaelves in piling
stones ever higher on the walls which
separate the sheep of God in their differ?
ent folds, and in clubbing with their
staves those sheep who would rear their
heads over the wall to look wjtjj kindly
eyps upon, t>he'sb?ep of other folds V
Further on he says; "Most of our
churches are tolling under a yoke of creed
superstition which, though their fathers
may have been able to bear it, the chil?
dren surely are not. To be loyal to the
truth that is working in our generation
on every hand, thoug^tt^l men in "those
churches lind ihemselyes constrained to
be secretly disloyal to their tyrannous
cregds. Faith and reason ?fand Uiusover
against each other In their souls in hostil?
ity which wrenches their nature apart
into a fatal schism. Hearts warmly
human are crushed by the monstrous
belief's which were natural to the age of
the torture chambgr a,n$ the inquisition,
and the'Jails that were earthly hells", but
which now seem blasphemous. The Cal
vinistic churches are stricken with scep?
ticisms. Dogma is bringing forth doubt.
Creeds arc creating unbelief. The intel?
lect and the conscience are in revolt
against tho authority of tjuspptIt; confes?
sions of faith.' The dead hand of Calvin
must be relaxed or life will be stifled in
the churches over which he still tyranni?
cally rules from his grave.
liKe who reads the sign qf the times
sees clearly one of two alternatives before
our American Protestantism?the throw?
ing overboard of its creeps or the simpli?
fying of tbqsc creeds. '
"To-day could our Protestant churches
be content to part with thier reformation
confessions of faith or to relegate them
to the position which, the Tl?rty-nine Ar?
ticle's hold in our Church, and thus to fall
back upon that great catholic creed which
has come down through the centuries and
is by our own Church held forth as the
common heritage of al| who profoss and
call tl)eins(;lves Ulirlstians* awaiting their
claiming, tjiere would be an immediate
emancipation from doubt, a full breathed
sense of intellectual honesty and an end
of strife and contention.
"The dogmas which are driving men to
doubt wgulfl be of po necessjty of the
faith. The disputations which arc divid?
ing our Christianity would no longer in?
volve any essentials of the faith, and
woukj be carrief} on as issues of pbijoso
phy and oP science rather than of vital
religion. Wellnigh every battle that is
being waged in our sister churches would
cease tit once. Dr. Bridgman would not
have to resign his pastorate becauso of
his views on the question of future pun
i'shineni. \h:. |3rjggs could excite no acrid
contention on the question of Inspiration.
The higher criticism would be a subject
for the critics, not for the saints ; for the
doctors of divinity, not for the deacons."
IJulllsh Helief that Money will be Plenty.
'New York IJisputcb.)
Jay Gould is very bullish, as may be
seen from the following interview:
"I do not believe wc will have tight
money. In the first place, nearly every?
body hag piovided, or will provide, for
such an emergency, and ttyat will do much
to avoid it. In the next place, our win?
ter wheat crop is very large. It is now
beginning to move. There will be an im?
mediate export (Jemand for our winter
wqeat, anp! the money for it will be real?
ised mucli eaidjer t'foaq ii) ofner years of
a light European demand. Therefore the
funds received for our winter crop will be
available by the time our spring crops be?
gin t? move. There will be nd conges?
tion, as is often the case when money is
needed for many purposes and at all prin?
cipal shipping points at the same time."
Referring to the stock market, Mr.
Gould said;
"1 know jt will advance? whether j?sfc
now or a little fatter, I (Jo fiot kpow, but
prices generally are'sure iq' go' ijigher.
Everything ip the situatjou points that
way. The pressure of stocks on t|jc mar?
ket is light. There are some bonds for
sale by people who have.taken them in
liquidation of obligations, but the market
is pretty bare of stocks."
Testimony In the aicCarthy Case.
Referring to the gnjp of Ijquor at Big
Stone Gap, it was stated in the last issue
of the Po?>T that McCarthy sajd in his
testimony, when asked whore he had
bought the liquor that made him drunk,
that he "bought it at the saloon of W. S.
Reese." The testimony, however, showed
that McCarthy was under the influence of
liquor whep he got here, and he declared
on the stand that he hail been drinking
at Norton- The evidence adduced was to
the effect that he bought only two bottles
of beer at Reese's saloon and upon this
testimony Reese was fined by Mayor sjceen.
So far a* selling liquor is aoneerned, it is
likely that as omen has been sold at other
places as at Reese's saloon. In this case
it was quite clear that McCarthy was
"loaded" when he came to the 6*j> and
that it was not the boer he is said to Wo
gotten at Reese's saloon that caused him
to so act in Mr. Evans* store as to render
it necessary for that gentleman to eject
She Knew Ilia Weakness.
(From Life,}
Shu?Whom do you care moat for, Jack ? . }
He? \i it possible you do uot U?ow whom I love
!".*t inall this world!
sW-rYeSi 1 know; but next to biia 2
Old Butch Slapped Him on the Back Be?
cause 0? was Hi? yiMt Client.
(Chicago Post.)
Apropos of the steer printed in the
newspapeis of the squelching of Benja
miri Franklin Butler by a United States
District Judge, down East, a little piece
of history about the same distinguished
gentleman is now going the rounds of the
clubs. In 1884, when Butler was running
for the presidency he came to Chicago in
the course of a campaigning tour and
stopped at the Palmer House.
On the evening of the arrival he made
a political speech from the Monroe-street
balcony of the hotel, and afterward held
an informal reception in the parlor.
Great crowds flocked to the reception, and
for two hours the doughty campaigner was
kept busy shaking bands and protesting
that he was glad to see his callers.
Toward the latter part of the evening
he grew very tired and consequently very
irritable, and when a tall, thin, hatchet
faced old gentleman came up and hit him
upon the shoulder with a resounding and
no doubt painful thack, his color rose.
"How are your, General?" inquired the
old gentleman, in a tone of tender solici?
tude. "I'm durned glad to see you."
"Well, I'm not durned glad to see you,"
shouted General Butler, "and I want you
to understand that if you slap me again
ti\ take the hide off you with this stick."
"Gcewhillikcns!" "exclaimed the old
gentleman. "Just as full of fun as you
always was; bean't you!"
"What do you mean? Who are you,
"Who am I? Well, I like that. Don't
vou recollect my face?"
"Why, I'm Benjamin Peters Hutchin?
son, the first client you ever had, Lord
knows how many years ago, down in Mas?
sachusetts." And with that he slapped
the General on the shoulder again.
General Butler's iro was now at boiling
point, and ho raised the cane that he had
been leaning upon and brought it down
vigorously upon Mr. Hutchinson's renais?
sance back.
"I'll teach you to slap me," he panted,
???y0U) sir. I don't care if you were all
the clients I ever had, and all rolled into
one, I'll teach you,''
An indignant Doctor.
To the Editor 0/ the Poet.
Hkipeldekc, Germany., June 21,1801.
Although your paper is a young thing
and still in the throes of developing an
area of country rich in coal and iron,
and with more natural advantages
than the great God in his wisdom has seeu
fit to bestow on any other place, not
excepting Middlesborough, and of educa?
ting an uncivilized class of advertisers
who are altogether unsympathetic and
totally blind to those things which are the
best for their own individual good, viz.,
advertising in the columns or the Big
Stone PyaV, in spite of all these things,
I say,"your paper has already become so
renowned that it has found its way into
all the first-class cafes and hotels of the
cities here in the centre of Europe.
Happening to stroll the other day into the
Cafe Heberlein on the fashionable street
of the town, whe.ro, 1 sometimes go after
dinner for the sake of the excellent tooth?
picks which are there to be had; I picked
up the register of the Bio Stone Post, to
see whether the police had yet caught
that man that will persjst iu' firing his
pistol after dark across the river, in plat
3. 1 couldn't find anything further about
this breaker of the nightly peace; but
together with Dr. Briggs and the question
whether pod furnished the pens, ink and
paper with which the Bible was written
or not, and the Hcth-Sherley acting un?
der the heat of passion and general mis?
understanding tragedy, I found some?
thing which pained me very much. It
was not that uncle Johti Hardin himself
can't make a catch, though that would
lead to the supposition that the streams
must all be dried up and the people dying
of thirst, EJvcn if that were the case,
Mr. K. Summcrficld'e bar would furnish
some relief to all those with ready cash
enough to sip at his fountain, viz., those
who have no immediate deferred payment
in sight. Nor was the picture drawn of
Mr. Bush and Captain Mathenj at all
painful. It was somewhat sad, quite pen?
sive and altogether more pleasing than
painful. But what hurt my feelings and
roused my ire was the reference to the
unlucky three pouud bass which I bad the
misfortune to catch on several occasions.
Don't understand that my use of the word
"bass" here is intended to give any cre?
dence to the vile slander that it was al?
ways the same fish which I caught. The
word as I have used it is the plural, not
the singular, just as the fish were plural
in number, and only singular in the fact
that they were caugjit anywhere near Big
Stone Gap. An illnatured party whose
temper had been spoiled by losing at the
delightful gamp of poker, started this ab?
solutely false and in the highest degree
unkind report, and the other jeaeous fish?
ermen, taking'advautage of a slight lull
in tho real estate market, were mean
enough to spread it further. That would
not have been so bad, however, if this
unlucky publication, had not appeared in
your paper, as the champion of the timber
growing on the Black Mountain, north,
side, of the coal and limestone'? to be
found in the black and stone mountains;
of the excellent iron ores that "lie hidden
so far safely away in the bowels of Wal
len's Kjdjge. your paper has won such a
reputation for truth 'and accuracy that
now the impression can'never be erased
from the minds of a simple and truth
loving public that I practiced base , arts
of deception ip the only business which
I pursued wit}i any signs of success {lur?
ing my stay fri Big Stone Gap. As soon
a'fhe reads that article, I have no doubt,
the man who lives in Frankfort, to whom
I sold a town lot, in fact, etitre ?nbu^'lh^.
only man to whom 1 ever sold a' tbw'n lot
and hence the man, will send to the Bul
litt k McDowell Abstract Co., at once to
bave-his title examined, and. will jook out
his expense account to see ifT did not
charge him an exorbitant commission.
Do you realize what vou have done, Mr.
Editor? With a few scrapings of vour
pen and a mill's worth of.pointer's" ink
you haye destroyed the glory" whielt I
worked six long months op the river'bajik
toatlain. Bullitt the banker, MeElw'ce,
the right leg apd left lung of the ciiAirch
choir, and McDowell, the best man oh the
police force, wjil all bear wftness fhat
they helped to eat at least two'fish
answering the before men,tjoped ^descrip?
tion. It is not possible that 1 cpujd:have
reconstructed the second fish from- the
bones Qf the first oUe, ^pecjally^s' Marv
Cummins was thought to have swallowed
one of them. She was verv' hoarse for
the next few days, had a deep bassUoice,
which was looked upon as a good^n in
support of the supposition.: 'Beides
which my trade is one of de-rather than
construction; the most we can' clafra to do
?s to help (hp result of jolhef''ineVs work
into the world pf trouble an,} Uncertain
real estate markets, :
I don't demand any money-damages
from you, Mr. Editor, for file slander of
which you havp made nip the victim. Heal
estate js.tco dull and advertisers arc loo
scarce Npr do J threaten to strike vou
for h * C0?' 1,iae? t0 *? sorry
or it afterwards, and to get von to nrom,
m to forget
I trust that you feel ^uflioienfTv punished
>7 having broughi such a lengthy epS
With ?n many sU?h lengthy sentences
down on your head, LandpfeUy regret
of ialsifioa ions of malicioW- tongues. ?
i beg to be remembered -kindly to all
tho boys, and remam, V *
Your indignant friend,
James 1$, BcfcMTT.
fWCC?980*3 TO R. A. Rom ..
Wholesale Druggy
Oils, Paints, Varnisl,y
dow Giass, Glassware w
528, ?30, B32 W. Main
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Physicians and Sun ,
Having formed a CO-partners]
sioual wrvices to the people of ,
Office o :r S. L. Wbilebend A i
J. T. bumjtt, jb.
Attorneys at Lav.-,
Iutermont Hotel Building, l v.
Attorney tit LfUv
Offic? in Bank of Big Stone Gap
Attorney at Lav:.
Shortt Building, BIG ST ON ZAP Vi
Attorney at Law,
Ayers Building, BIG ST on e cap
wm. k. bckn8, i m
tebanon, Vu.
Attorney ? ^ s s i j, n lv |
Courts"Russell, Wi-v nnil f>i
and Court of Appeals at tu. ?
wai.tku k. apjw?os,
Attorneys at. Law,
Oflice over Bank of Hig Ston? <: ip
BIG sroNi-. cap,1
: r. t. irvine.
Attorrvey *?t *..-:\vt
DIG STONV; 6AI', \ \
Office in Sup.imertk'Id Building,
Attorney at Law,
Office, Appalachian Bank Rulid
: ; Dentisib,
** . . , V ? INTERMON ; HOT?
"Will be at Big Stone Gap tlx !i
month und remain during the ?? ? ? .
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Central ? Hote
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Clean aiid well furnished room?, <
and Table furnished witli
Location, High and Dr>
Only pure Spring IV
Special Rates to Drumnu r
by the week or n.
IU it I
BIG STONE gap, va.
Only First-class Hotu ii
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