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Prof. Wiley's Critic.
The diffusion experiment with the one
hundred and forty tons of cane which
were sieured by the Item for the Fort
4ieo:t station is attractiug attention and
comment throughout the country.
'nftortunately t:lre are amonig influ
ential Northern papers', lentocratic as
w.II as Reputlican. some who are dispo- k
raed to make war on sr.gar. The Chicago
Times, for instance, cloies a long edlito
rial entitled, "ithe Sorghum lHum!bug,"
with the regret that any attempt was
ever made to make sugar in this country
out of beets, sorghtun or cane. It eomn
plains that many millions have been
l:st on norghrum and beet experiments,
and that "to footer the business of mak
ing sugar in Louisiana we pay about o
twice as much for our sweets as they are
Such being the animus, it is not sur
prising that whenever occasion offers,
with or without a pretext, attacks are o
male on the prominent workers in the
ca,,se of sugar industry. Not a few e
dispatches ascribed the spoiling of the
Fort Scott water to Wiley's spite. But
the latest is a recent dispaeth from
Washington to the Cincinnati Commer
cial Gazette. which says: 'It is very clear
that the country has been badly fooled by a
the dispatches from the West representing d
that rrof. Wiley had attained great sue- at
cese. It is stated here without qualif- t
cation that he presented to Commission
er Colemin a lot of sugar which was not
its product but a mueh better article.
Such reckless misrepresentation would
he ludicruos if it were not for the malice
that prompts it and the evil that may
result from its being aseeepted as truth
by the credulous and Ignorant. Potting
aside entirely the high character of Prof.
Wiley, 11,000 poundsef sugar could not d
be changed by a trick of magic, watched in
as it was by a corpe of disinterested ex- ,
perts. The charge by the Washington a
correspondent was, therefore, simplt an
unscrupulous effort of an inventive ge- on
It would be a waste of time and effort pi
to point out and contradiet all the wan- of
ton fabrications which are leveled at in
Prdf. Wiley. These instances are given ga
to show the venomous assaults to which pm
he will be liable in future and from to
which ae Government ofder having the 8Sb
experiments in cbarge would be exempt. in.
As has been shown such attacks are part req
and parcel of the attack on sugar and not
certainly no one in Louisiana has the her
least interest in joining in the hue and Smh
It eoureemiet in Congress can only Ab
point to divided counsels in Louisiana it dell
will be a very effective argument for splI
blocking the diffuslon experiments which Chi
are premised here for another seasa.
All ciges here are interested in this
question and all should give the govern
ment a hearty spport. The Item wishes
to remind its friends of the sungar mills
that it is not eommitted to diffusioa. t
Bat It does desire a decisive test of difa- w
sloe. Some of them seem to think that
diffusion is doomed to fallure. Then let Nr
them give it a cordial support that the Polk
matter may bethe sooner settled, parti- 7
ealary as tlheapeiments will cost them as b
If th experiments falil to teach us ne
what to di t is something if they shall Shor
turb what we most not do.--N. O. Ci- yce.
The Manning Scandal.
If the stories that come to us from the
city of Mexico, relative to an alleged de
bauch of Minister Manning, are false as
we trust and believe they are, we are
confronted with another instance of
that reckless and disgraceful sensationa
lism that resorts to slanders and lies to
fd the demands of the depraved taste
of the public, and which is dragging the
American press down into the mire of
indecency. The Sedgwiek story was
traced directly to the Mexican correspon
dlent of the New York Times. Here was
an opportunity, if that scandal was really
a lying sensation, for a great newspap r
to strike a blow at this indecent phase of
journalism by exposing, denouncing and
kicking out of its service an unscropu
laes liar. The New York Times did no
such thing, and on the other hand the
State Department has given the public
no definite information to enable it to
judge whether the correspondent of the
Times was a liar or Sedgwick really
dlisgraced himself and his mission by the
exhibition he was alleged to have made
of himself. We submit that it was
theduty of the State Department to sa
tisfy the country whether the story was
true or false.
The ease of Minister Manning is still
worse. That gentleman has flledtheblhigh
ffiee of Chief Justice of Louislana, he is
a man of family and distinguslhed so
cial connections and position, and Is
something more than a mere ambassador
f Mr. Bayard. If the errespondent has
had the indecent audacity to make so
respectable and distinguishbed a man and
eminent an ocelal the subject of a false
n indecent sensation, such eorrespon
lent should be dragged belore the public
and made the object of eommon eo
empt, the paper he has imposed upon
should dismiss him in disgrace, and no
lecent journal in the United States
should allow him to befounl its services
-N. O. States.
How People Meet Death.
The manner in which people meet
bath has always been a matter of deep
terest to the liviagand historieal ree
rds abound with descriptions et the last
om nts ofe human lives, great and
Pall, It is a thing abot which every
me is curious. The death not long ago
fa woman who had suffered long from
sinful disease was a striking exhibition
fcalmless and tnoughtfmlaems. It was
Ian early bhoreof the morning and the
-s was burning In her chamber. Ap
rently arousing from slumber she said
her sister: It is dark; light the gas.
be was told that It was already burn
ig. Then light the other jet, was the
ponase. This was done but she eould
t see. The lmof death rested on
,r eyes. She realised the trurh and
dl: I am going over the ferry-lay me I
It with a few freak Sewers. Good-bye,
brief paom and the word d-y-i-n-g was
liberately spelled and then a brave
Irit went to join the great majority.- I
do you want? shouted a citian
Sstreet east to a person knocking
his door at midnalght.
Want'er (hie) come I was the drunken
low, you skip, you loafer? foliee
actly my fiaend, said the drunkard a
he sat down on the steps. ve been ki
Lak one nif to knhw I enn't outrun
and rm going to sit here and wait
rryto disturb you, old fel, but widt
'd wake meup whben or wageo eomes.
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