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Let Them Resign. I i
Mr. Sherman was pruably right "
when he remarked in a recent ha
speech that the Senate would lose you
the resp,.ct of -ensiblo business the
men, if it ),,ntinuctd its Ipresent
ettitude, of helplessness. Certain- rea
ly there has been among 1)emo- un,
cratic Senators no manifestation the
of nerve in facing the1 situntion. and
They are all me1n of broad intelli- all
genco a;m comllmanding influence, ash
but evidently their instincts of the
pronounced imanhood have not po
as yet asserted themselves notice- has
ably. 'Thero is a timidity, an ir- ap
resolution, a hbesitation that shows pel
the absence of any ian among ar
them with the gifts of a leader.
The millionaire senators from cat
mining States are commonly sup- w
posed to be men of no special
statesmanship, culture or intellec- the
tual superiority of any kind; they del
are credited with representing lat
their so-called States through the fat
fact of owing their mines. Yet of
the.se it te.n-orough statesmen I Ti
,epresentiu g nobody and nothing set
but their own pockets have been wl
shrewd enough, bold enough andl th
shifty enough to fail the learning u
uf their gifted adversaries ani It
hold their everwhelming majority dii
st bay up to this time. pie
The attitude of the SenatesA
amounts simplly to this that one ge
single member, or at any rate two Bf
members, can prevent that body an
from passing any measure what- l
ever, and for all time. They can pi
come from a discontented State th
and put a veto on any legislation l
by Congress. fihe Lower House
muay pass all needful bills, but the E
House of Dotards will say to those fo
two Senators: "Talk as long as L
3you please. Occup)y the whole idl
session if your physicial strength p,
will hold out. We have no power bi
to stop you; the Senatorial tradi- U
tion of free discussion prohibits n;
such a thing." This is no exag- le
geration. We have the proof and th
the examnplification before us.
Just as this miserable minority he
has prohibited, legislation on the lii
repeal bill, it could .prohibit ac- ht
tion on any other subject. It
could prevent all legislation and L
render the whole session a nullity. bi
It is possible that the Constitu- t
tion contemplates such a result? re
Does conmmon sense justify such al
a conclusion from the right of k
free discussipn? Does free dis- s1
cussion mean endless discussion? U
In a word, does deliberation mean t
final inaction? The answer to all
of which is plainly: No! Discus- ri
sion contemplates final action. di
Its purpose is to give wisdom to a al
c.onclusin which it is intended sl
shall ie reached. Nobody wishes p
to take any step that will really i,.
threaten that right which the hr
sis (,f freedom-the right of free ti
tliscussion. But no timid super- 4
stition ought to hedge that princi- o
pile about with such divinity as to ,
isake it an intolerable abuse.l
Andl no imbecile old philosopher
ought to be left in charge of a
practical emergency where such y
an abuse is going to result from
their timorous scruples. They a
ought to do something, and if
that something should hereafter I;
prove, somewhat unadvisable, then
amend it under the light of cx
pcerience. They could err on the
side of leniency and still provide
for final naction at some time or
If our venerable, and in smine
ways rcslpectable, relrresntatives.
the l)emoeratic senat,,,rs. cannot
sulnlon u1i enoulgh tf manhIoodl
to give ibacklboe to their majestict
wisdom, there is one thing lthe y':
ought to, do. They ought to re-!
sign and let their resplective Go
verlnors or Legislatures send m-,r i
to Wa: hington who can not. only 1P
think and talk. Int act. -1,'rnig
The Story of Evangeline. M
Nearly all Louisiana children
have heard of the beautiful Ba
you Techo which flows through
the prettiest portion of our State m"(
-perhaps some of my young r
readers live on its banks and play
under the great spreading oaks
that keep the grass there so cool
and pleasant. I wish we could atta
i all get together under one of those ma&
[shady trees and I could tell you <nli
the sweet story that a famous ,aki
poet, named Henry Longfellew, c
has written, but as we live so far the
apart I shall have to make my
pen speak for me and when you a
Sare older 'you must read the poem; -
you will like it all the better be
n cause it tells so much about our
i A great many years ago, before
the American Colonies became in
dependent States, the little vil
g lago of Grand-Pr6 was settled in
e far-off Novia Scotia by a number
t of French people, called Acadians.
n They were a quiet, industrious
g set, paying little heed to the wars
n which were carried on between
d the French and English, who
g quarreled constantly over their
American possessions. The Aca
' dian settlement was a happy,
peaceful spot, and fairest and
to sweetest of its maidens was Evan
1e geline, only child of rich farmer
ro Benedict, the pride of the village,
and as good as she was beautiful.
't- Great was the rejoicings in Grand
n Pre when its inhabitants learned
to that handsome young Gabriel, the
n popular son of the blacksmith,
e was soon to marry dark-eyed D
1e Evangeline. Everyone prayed
se for blessings on the young couple.
as + But before the wedding day arriv
Ie ed the English capturned Grand
th Pr6 and carried many of its inha- -
or bitants to distant lands. Young
i- Gabriel was among the unfortu
ts nate number and Evangeline was
g- left to mourn his loss. Her fa.
id ther's home was burned by the
18" soldiers and he soon died broken
ty hearted; so poor, lonely Evange
10 line began a journey of search for
, her lover. She knew that some
It of the Acadians had been sent to
d Louisiana and hoped to find Ga
:Y briel there. Through long months
U- she continued her search till she
t? reached Louisiana and wandered
•1h along the Bayou Teche to the -
of town of St. Martinaville, where
is- she found her countrymen; but
n? Gabriel had gone to seek her and dt
an though she followed, the years to
all passed and still found them sepa- M
s- rated. At last, when Evangeline C'
i. dard hair had grown gray and her
Ia smooth skin had become wrinkled,
Pd she became a Sister of Mercy in
its Pennsylvania, always working
among the poor and sick, beloved A
- by all for her gentleness and pa- la
ec tience. One quiet Sunday even- ai
Sing she was called to the bedside il
e- of a dying man. He was old and am
to withered and his life was fast
s. ebbing away, but Evangeline rec- p
gr ognized him as the handsome Ga- -
a briel of long ago. So after many
ch years of waittng and hoping, the
nU faithful lovers saw each other
ey again for a few moments on earth. T
Gabriel passed away with his
ter head resting on Evangeline's true
en heart, her dear name on his lips,
'"- and before long she was sleepingl
le by his side in the quiet cemetery.
e A great city has grown up
"r where her labors of mercy were -
wrought tuand the graves of the lo
"i' vtrs are unknown and uncaredl
.' for. but I never listen to the mur- a
mt1 murs of the Teche waters, or hear Ii
I tihe breeze sigh through the oaks,
ti that 1 do not fancy it is sad-heart- d
i v, Evangeline, calling in vain for t
•- hr beloved iGablriel.-By Jennie
(;. rgers in the Ladies' C'om-
Lj c !nrvoue Htada,'be. Dr. lilre' liervine.
en Mr..T.C.Jon' ,of Fulton,Ark.,saysoI
la- "-.blut ten years ago I con
I traeled a scverocaseof blood
l pInson. L',:iiug l)hysicians prescribed
ite mdiicine after medicine, which I took
withoiut any relief. I also tried mercu
Ug rait andl p)t.t h rcm,- lies, with unsuc.
ri cessful resllt s. but which broughton an
ski attack of mnercuri d r..eumatism that
)se made my life one of agony. After st
oriag four years I gave up all remedies
'oU and comm"!ced using S. S. S. After
us ,aking several bottles, I was entirely
cured and able to resume work.
Uw, is the greatest medicine for
far blood poisoning to-day on
Trettlo on ari d inp'n pil-ese n mlled
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