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NEVER SAY FAIL.
Keep pushing—'(is wiser
Than sitting aside,
And dreaming and sighing,
And waiting the tide;
In life's earnest battle
They only prevail.
Who daily march onward,
And never say fail.
With an eye ever open,
A tongue that’s not dumb,
And a heart that will never
To sorrow succumb.
You’ll battle and conquer
Though thousands assail;
IIow strong and how mighty,
Who never say fail.
Ahead, then keep pushing,
And elbow your way,
Unheeding the envious,
All asses that bray;
All obstacles vanish,
All enemies quail.
In the might of their wisdom
Who never say fail.
In life’s rosy morning,
In manhood's fair pride,
Let this be your motto,
Your footsteps to guide;
In storm and in sunshine,
We’ll onward and conquer,
And never say foil.
Extracts from the Speech of Hon. George
S. Shanidiu, in the House of Repre
sentatives, May 9, 18GG, on the Recon
struction A mcndnient.
The people of the Southern States and
the people of the Northern States stood
side by side in the great battles of the
revolutionary war • they met in the coun
cils of the nation ; they were as braye upon
the battle-held, as wise in the council, and
as safe, advisers as the people of the North
ern States. They were the peers and the
equals of the people of the North.
In the war of 1812 they stood by the
Government and they drove back the for
eign invader. Were they your inferiors?
Does history establish that to be the fact?
.They were your equals wherever tried and
In the war with Mexico, men from South
Carolina and men from Massachusetts and
| Rhode Island stood side by side on the
; battle fields upon the plains of Mexico.
I Were not the men of the South as brave
: and gallant as the men of the North? Did
; they shrink from responsibility? They
| were your equals in every point of view.
J From the commencement of this Gov
! eminent down to the commencement of
! this unfortunate war they met in councils
j of the nation; they met in judicial forums;
the filled’executive, judicial, and ministe
rial offices side by side with men of the
Northern States, and in every station and
position they were the peers and equals of
the men of the North.
Vou have recently met them in this
civil war, with five times their population
and ten times their resources, and they
kept your gallant and brave armies at buy
for four long yeaVs. Their councils were
as wise, their measures were as judicious
for prosecuting the war and to ell'ect the
objects which they had in view as yours
were They kept you at bay. The can
non of their army were heard as often in
this capitol as your cannon wore heard in
their capitol at Richmond. Does this
prove that they are your inferiors? You
overcame them by numbers, not because
you were their superiors in wisdom, in gal
lantry. in bravery. 1 admit and assert
that they erred in this matter They
claimed rights which did not belong to
them. Thousands of them, however, be
lieved that they had these rights. They
acted upon that beliof. Rut, sir, they have
now surrendered all those claims. What
policy will you now pursue toward them?
Mr. Speaker, if the doctrine of the party
' in power is true, that those States are out
of the Union, that they have cut loose
from their obligations to the Constitution,
ami taken themselves outside of the pale
i of that instrument, I ask you what have
! you gained by this war. We waged a war
i to prevent their going out; wo-waged a
1 war for the purpose of enforcing the laws
| against them. We were successful, as gen
! tlemen say. The people of the South
waged a war to go out of the Union.—
They were unsuccessful. Yet the doctrine
of the party in power admits that the. reb
els succeeded in accomplishing the object
for which they fought.
15ut, Mr. Speaker, we are asked by gen
tlemen here, and asked with an airof great
[confidence and triumph, “Do you want
these rebels to tako seats in Congress?
Are you willing to admit to participation
in the Government, rebels who have sacri
ficed and slaughtered our people?” No,
If these people are not pardoned and ac
quitted they have no right, as they have
viol:,'ted the laws of the country, to enjoy
all the blessings of the protection of this
Government: but if they have been par
doned, if the political sins of which they;
have been guilty have been wiped out. do j
you think your garb of loyalty and patriot
ism is made of such flimsy stuff' that asso
ciation with these men would soil and con
taminate it? The mighty host, we are told,
that is gathered around the throne of the j
Most High is composed ot pardoned sin
ners, the associates and companions of an
gels, But a pardoned rebel must not assn
ciatc with the political Pharisees of this
Where are you going to? You are not
willing to associate with pardoned rebels
I understand the distinguished gentleman
from Pennsylvania, [Mr. Stevens,] who is
ever fruitful in resources in getting you in
and out of difficulties, is going to set up a
little concern of his own, and you who have
been faithful to him in life ought not to
desert him in death, and then you will be
free from the contamination of pardoned
rebels, mercy and charity. Nor will you
be haunted and tormented with the veto
messages of Andrew Johnson, the wise
patriot and statesman.
Mr. Speaker, there is but one other
subject. What ought to be our policy
here? Should it be tyranical and oppres
sive, or should it be liberal? We are told
we cannot trust these people. They have
given up the right of secession; they have
taken the oath to support the Government
! and the laws; what are you going to do
with them? Are you going to hold them
in subjugation? England has tried a poli
cy of that, sort toward a noble and gene
rous people, the Irish What has been
the result of that policy? Has it been to
conquer them? It has been to implant in
the bosom of every Irishman a deep hatred
of England. That hatred has descended
from sire to son; and I hope it will con
tinue to be transmitted until that noble and
generous people will rise in majesty and
power and secure their freedom, llussia
has pursued a similar policy toward Poland,
lias the result been to subjugate the gal
lant Poles? They are ready at any mo
ment to rise in rebellion. Austria has
pursued the same policy. The result has
always been the same.
The Southern people, whom it is pro
posed to subjugate, are a noble, brave peo
ple. They may have been deluded, they
may have committed a great crime, but
nicy are now anxious to unite with all ot
our people to sustain the Government.
Will you receive them? Will you make
them your friends? Will you rather make
them your enemies? This question we
I must solve.
j They would be a most invaluable friend.
| And in my opinion they would, if you
| would adopt a kind generous policy toward
; them, receive them and extend to them
equal Pta'o and individual rights, and that
without delay. By your treatment prove
to them that the war you waged against
them was not a war of conquest or subju
gation, or from malice or vengeance, but a
war to maintain the Constitution of our
fathers and the rights of the Union of the
States, as you declared it was whom you
took up arms and when the strife com
menced. Kedeem your plighted faith by
your acts and your policy, and peace,
friendship, and prosperity will once more
cover our now distracted country. Then
we can bid defiance to the enemies of our
free institutions. No nation, however
proud or domineering she may be, will
dare insult our flag or deny our just rights.
Generations unborn will rise up to praise
and bless our memories.
Let me beseech you jn the name and
behalf of patriotism, justice, and a down
trodden and oppressed people, to cease your
war on the President of your selection and
choice, who has exhibited to the world the
highest order of wisdom, patriotism, chari
ty. justice, and devotion tothc equal rights
ol'man. Wo will once more see the charred
cities and villages that now dot a large por
tion of our Union, rise up in fresh and
pure proportions; our desolated fields will
again blossom as a garden of roses. But
above all, under the wise and just lead of
President Johnson, we'wiH see our people
gather around our country’s altar, and un
der ^e. flag of a restored nation renew
their vows of obedience and devotion to
the Constitution of our fathers. But
should you who now hold the power in
this House persist in your persecutions and
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ivjuuh-o uj'pbijoiwu, j 11 uuiy vt;ii uvu
see the day when you will regret the lolly
and madness that now hurries you to the
overthrow of your power. It may bo the
overthrow and destruction of the best "Gov
ernment that ever blessed mankind. That
your measures of policy will lead to peace
or harmony, no dispassionate man can for
a moment hope. You may discover, when
it is too late, that you have pressed your
unequal laws beyond the point from which
you can retreat. You may bring down
upon your country and Government the
condemnation of all enlightened, civilized
nations, and you may build up a nation of
just enemies in your midst, and this land
may again be drenched and deluged with
fraternal blood. Slay we and our children
be spared from that terrible ordeal, is the
prayer of one who loves his whole country.
Disci large your joint committee on recon
struction; abolish your Fveedmen’s Du
reau; repeal your civil rights bill, and ad
mit all the delegates from the seceded
States to their seats in Congress, who have
beeu elected according to the laws of the
country and possess the constitutional qual
ification, and all will be well.
-An old 1« Vy lira s tends-at asked : In
man who came to collect the tare if there was
any danger of being blown up, as the a! cam
made such a horrid noiso. - Not the least,”
raid the sharp collator, ‘•unless you refuse t >
pay \ la* e.’
-Genius, without goodness, is like light
ning on a rock bound coast, revealing only
wreck and death and desolation.
! From the La Crosse Democrat.]
THE BONDHOLDER'S SOLILOQUY.
But this is nice!
Here I am, a rich, prosperous, loyal man,
with nothing to do but enjoy myself. Ecod .'
what a blessing the war was to me. It killed
off my poor relations and left me in luck. I
am worth—let me see how muoh l am worth
There are of seven-twenties $25,000
There are of six-forties 26,000
And the seven-thirties 25,000
And the ten-twenties 26,000
Now one hundred thousand dollars is noth
ing, yet it is quite a little plum. When tho
war began I wasn't worth a copper, unless it
was in debts. Now 1 am well off. But I am
a cunning cuss! Didn’t I make war speeches,
and denounce Democrats, and mob “copper
heads.” and go it strong for the Union ? You
bet! Ha ha ha ha! ltut the fools are not all
dead. Some of them arc—that is, they were
killed. And didn’t 1 get tho poor people to
enlist and fight to preserve the Union ? Damn
the Union, if 1 only get office and hold bonds.
That’s what makes the cream elevate itsolf!
And then didn’t I go in tor bounties, and
go it strong on patriotism ; and play it big on
loyalty? Guess not! Oh no! Guess patri
otism dorf’t pay 1 Look at these little fellows
with figures on tho face, and these coupons
on tlie end of them! How are you, my suffer
ing country ?
it takes a smart man to keep out of war
! himself and entice others to go. • The boun
ties is what fetched ’em? You sec they went
From all the towns, cities and counties,
To war they went to get (he bounties i
Somo were killed
And some were wounded,
Some were shot
And some were drowned.
And some, when “this cruel war was over,”
come back. I bad a farm. 1 sold it and put
my money in bonds. Bonds beat farms ten
to nothing! And I speculated in “stufL”
And 1 sold stuff to the soldiers. And l got
their bounty money oil shares. And I tilled
town quotas, and made a nice little haul by
that. And J put my cash in bonds.
Bonds are just old rosewood with gilt edge.
Let me see. I have now one hundred thou
sand dollars in government bonds. How I
love my country ! It is the best the sun ever
shone on 1 These bonds average me eight
per cent, interest in gold. Eight per cent, on
one hundred thousand dollars is just eight
thousand. And I get it in gold, worth thir
ty-live to forty-five per cent, premium. This
makes, in greenbacks, tho snug little sum of
eleven thousand dollars—round numbers.
And the beauty of it is 1 don’t have one
cent of taxes to pay.
Isn't, it nice '!
This is the best government the world ever
saw. Ilich men hold bonds—poor men pay
them. The tax gatherer don’t bother me. It
don’t cost me oho red cent to—let mo see :
To pay State expenses!
To pay Government expenses!
To pay-county taxes!
To pay city taxes!
To pay village taxes !
To pay town taxes!
To pay school taxes !
To pay road taxes !
To pay poor taxes !
To pay for building churches, school
houses, bridges, railroads, improvements.
Good tiling! If.it had not been for such loud
mouthed stay-at-home guards, tho war never
would have been ended. And tho soldier's
bounties! llcod that is the best joke of the
You see we raised them by taxation, of
course. And we taxed the property—tho real
estate of the town. And we issued town
bonds, city bonds, county bonds, State bonds,
and every other kind of bonds. And we sold
’em dog cheap to get money to pay bounties.
And us follows bought tho bonds at a dis
count. And we gave tho ‘volunteers’ money
to go to war. And while they were gone we
had a good time. And we sold our farms
cheap to the wives of the soldiers. And we
got our bounty money all back.
And better still! The soldiers come back
from the war and now are working to pay
taxes to pay interest on my bonds !
isn’t it nice.
The d-d fools went to war, and now
come back to pay us tho interest on the bonds
we sold to give them money,—They are pay
ing themselves forgetting shot, aud bully for
us bond holders!
And now they work to pay flic interest.
When they get used to it we’ll make ’em pay
the principal too! What a good Government
this is !
This war didn’t cost me a cc.it. I didn’t
spill a drop of my blood—but, key-rhist, how
l iituliul rmt Htnmuit <itonnnrnfa
Aud now 1 sit in my parlor—I smoke my
cigar—I drink my wine—1 enjoy myself, and
have no taxes to pay. Look at that poor cuss
across the creek. JIo ain't worth a thousand
dollars, yet he, poor dog, is in debt, and pays
half his earnings in taxes, anti then his wife
sells butter, eggs, woolen yarn, milk, vegeta
bles, and sueii little things to got the money
to put in the bank to pay me the interest on
my one hundred thousand dollars, as it falls
due every three months.
You see this is financial science. Poor men
support the Government, pay all the taxes,
make us richer, do all the fighting. Us bond
holders, office-holders, and such patriots, do
the figuring, get the offices, the money, aud
have a good time of it.
Now 1 eat fine food, while that poor cuss
over the ray eats coauso. And I wear broad
cloth. he wears patches. And nay wife Haunts
her silk and swing her bulmoral skirts under
the nose of that poor man’s wife, for 1 am
x-icl . taxless bondholder, and lie is a poor cuss
who supports the Government and me too.
Work away, you yoor fools. Toil your fin
gers ta the bone, and die poor men for my
sake. The war was' a godsend to thieves,
swindlers, cowards, stay-at-home patriots,
abolition agitators, republican officeholders,
robbers, and, in fact, all of our crowd of Un
ion voters. Damn the Union, if we can only
hold bonds and offices, and keep the people in
Guess this wasn’t a rich man’s war—guess
not. And I guess you folkn&on’t go for equal
taxation or repudiation—for it is wrong to in
jure us chaps who support the Government.
-A lawyer, on being called to account
for having acted unprofesslonaly. in taking
less than the usual fees from his client, pleaded
that be had taken all the man had. lie was
thereupon honorably acqnife 1,
-Why is a colt like an egg! Because it
is not fit for use until it is broke.
-Why is rheumatism like a glutton ?—
Because it attacks the joints.
-Ten newspaper office have been de
stroyed by fire within a few weeks.
-When was beef tlte highest? When
the cow jumped over the moon.
-The man who “could’nt stand it any
longer,” has taken a seat, and now feels quite
-“What are you writing snch a big band
for, Pat?” “Why, you see, iny grandmother
is dafe, and I am writing aloud letter to her.”
-Some authors tell us that “much is
said about (he tongue,” True, the filing is in
Tun RtrpiJto Passion.— A great financial *
reformer is so devoted to figures that when he
has nothing clso do, he easts up his eyes.
-“I stand upon the soil of freedom, ”
cried a stump orator. “No ?” cried his shoe
maker, “you stand in a pair of shoes that liavo
never been paid for.”
-A young gentlemen advertised for a
wife through the papers, and received eighteen
hundred answers from husbands saying that,
ho could have theirs.
-Greenhorn desires to know why crock
ery-ware dealers are unlike all other shop
keepers, and adds, very innocently, “Because
it won’t do for them to crack up their goods,”
-An old lady lately refused to let her
niece dance with a young graduate, becauso
she heard that lie was a bachelor of arts,
where by she understood him to ho an artful
-A minister nt a camp-meeting said:
“If the lady with the bltio hat, red hair and
cross eyes, don’t stop talking, she will he
pointed out to the congregation.”
-A negro, once undergoing an examina
tion as a witness, when askod if his old mastor
was a Chr’Jlain, replied : “No, sir; he was
a member of Congress.”
hie i eal of a Ueue.—Alter quoting
from Jnlm Locke, that a blind man took his
idea scarlet, from the sound of a trumpet, a
witty fellow says that a hoop skirt hanging
out of a shop door reminds him of a peel of a
——A clergyman lately addressed his female
auditory as follows : Be not proud that our
blessed Lord paid your sex the distinguished
honor of appearing first to a female after the
resurrection, for it, was only done that the glad
tidings might be spread the sooner.
——A man out West says ho moved so often ,
duringoneyear that whenevera covered wagon
stopped at the gate his chickens would fall on
on their backs and bold up their feet, in order
to be tied aud thrown in.
Not so Stupid.—John was thought to be
very stupid. He was sent to mill one day,
and the miller said, “John some people say
yon arc a fool! Now, tell me what you know
and what-you don’t know.” “Well,” replied
John, “l know millers’ hog's are fat!” “Yes,
that’s well, Jokn. Now what, don’t you know*”'
“I don’t know whose corn fats ’em ?”
-“Sir,” said a little blustering man to a
religious opponent,, “to what sect uoyou sup
pose i belong V” “Well, I don’t exactly
know,” replied bis opponent; “but, to judge
from your size, appearance, and constant
buzzing, I should think you belong to the
class generally called in-seol.”
-A formal fashionable visitor thus ad
dressed alittle girl: “How are you, my dear ?”
“ Very well, I thank you,” she" replied. The
visitor then added : “Now, iny dear, you should
ask me iiow 1 am.” The child simply and
honestly replied : “I don’t want to know,”
Too 8oo\ to Purchase,—A lady and gen
tleman called at a storo a lew days since to
make some purchases. The lady’was talka
tive, and purchsed one or two art icles When
the twain were about to take their leave, the
accommodating salesman asked the lady, who
had done the talking and paid the bill, if she
would not purchase one or more of his tasteful
hats for boys. The lady, assuming the dignity
of Queen Elizabeth, said, “No, 1 have been
married about, b’O minutes; have no boys yet.”
Flesh-colored Hose.—An ebony-colored
female of the African persuasion entered a
storo on Broadway, and asked the clerk to
show- her “some flesh-colored hose.” Taking a
second glance at. the shade, the young man
went in search of the articles, returning with
a lot. of black stockings, wborent the sable
customer frowned indignantly, turned sudden
ly upon the “middle of her foot,” and “jerked”
herself out of the store, remarking, as she
went that “he couldn’t fool her wid dem ole
macs siucKings ; sue wanteu nesu-coiorou, or
none at all,”
-“How much do you charge massa
Wood, to marry me and Miss Dinah ?”—
“Why, Clem, I'll marry you for two dollars,”
“Two dollars? What you charge to marry
white folks, massa 1” “We generally ghargo
them live dollars, Clem,” “Well, you marry us
like white folks, and I’ll give five dollars,
too.” “Why, Clem, that is a curious notion,
but ns you desire it, I will marry you liko
white folks for five dollars.” The ceremony
being over, Clem and Dinah being one, the
magistrate asked for his fee. “Oh no massa,
you no kiss the bride.” “Get out of my
office, you black rascal.”
Civil Worth of the Sabbath.—1. Toil
needs it—to wipe Off the grime and sweat of
labor; to refresh by change af apparel; to re
store and invigorate the body, exhausted by
labor; to enliven the mind by change of cur
rent of thought ; and by all this, to fit labor
ing men for the renewing toils of the week.
2. Capital needs the Sabbath—to alleviate
by intermission the care of accumulation ; to
ease the unbending of the struined and ex
hausted mind : to give a sense of the value of
nobler objects than silver or gold; to keep
men’s humanity and conscientiousness alive;
to shield capital from harm by securing the
power and triumph of law and order in so
3. The State needs the Sabbath—to illu
mipe the public conscience that guardian of
public safety; to cause men to recognize the
Kternal Lawgiver, as to honor the earthly •
“powers that be ;” to secure the moral atmos
phere in a community which is the only sui t*
support, of inw
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