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.1 mir THURSDAY V IT TMf COMMONWEALTH IUI. CO. ' c-v êW *•- a- lailTOU >t ORGAN OF LEFLORE COUNTY. Mjw: * PhFF.N'VIHIII Mir- -I I'l - I NOTICE. «Mw*"*' ;JPV|* lui vc <!<•! «Tin i li«*<l that tlu i Fro ■ Ih* made l»\ oi (none\ 1 d Hon sper for ri.no per sailing I- months P.r the diVint takes a great deal of ninnri the cx|H n«c- oi "iir"illcc : I ; who have lii'cii the past year k II I di-Ira '.".ding I lie I I XT fol ; til'l III I O ,i ,i ; ' i If llll ) tl.l || fur II. not. il « III lie a cita i f.i - a they will -ini' a I funds. I Mi a send you a -latm Tin: i "M mi in they liavr pa it to \Y< 1 »I wait •r i/m l'i is. i; : The Mltftfesf "Current <'onimeiil '' of the Now < >i leans IMeayunc I liai -Senator< M*orn« demotion and friendship l**i fol. Mon ey elected him to tin* fulled Slate«, senate," I* the latest shoot taken h\ the friends orother eandldate* for lie Meow siiceesslon to discredit Sena for Money. W«* all know that Sen at or M corse's Influence in M i^^isl ppi was veay ^reat. hm in tin senatorial tl^lit lie endeavored lo keepoiil "f Iln contest altogether, and he «li«l not ! have any 1 1 1 i n k I" do was railed upon lo «I«' made hy Moverami McLaurln for tin purpose of weakening fol. Money That fol. Money ••would t>ecn elected without Mcortfc'* inllu cnee," as stated hy Mils .lack acre, has Just alum! as much truth in It ns there I* vIrlue in hdl. i- in Iln* i tin«' <i i ■ Ith i! lllij il h* i'll! *t nln ,i Ill llll isr I il Tlie Elsewhere In I Ills iiunilirr <1 Coin mon wni it Ii will hr found an tide by Mavhl Ovmii.vrr. takrii fr Till* Arrnti for Si'ptcuihrr. Fun I re of tin* MciikmtuI h' I'artv. It It Ik rallier loiitf. hut it i s full of meat It will rcp;i) Ihr most ai ••The for Hioiiglkl. eu refill and i houglil fill reading, and It would not bo u had Idea |o "fill H We should like I away.'' little wafer-headed erll ie of dn see some » ey answer Ibis paper. Till* "toady" Is the most eonlempl Il Is a wart able tiling that walks. idl'd spot i||ioii I lie ilI» ni nal lire, a politic a miscarriage ol humanity. It Is taxi Inslgllltleent lo "runs," too make 3», 'S; little to kick and I gixxl eom|Kist. •tiMxiwhal the Hood Lord made si tiling for, unless ii was to teach man kind tlie greatness of 11 is powere' lo milk Ing small i lilngs. water) t We have never Ultder eh a «•Il s' It seems Huit MeKinley lias not toted fairly with Jim Hill. Iiidccf 1 , be gettlitg While wv the Lynch men s, am t tlie ereain of the Jolis, have very Id He interest In t lie mu! 1er one way or the ot lier, tlie little s vfi | pat by we have is with Hill. And we think most of the white people think He Is the lietter m..n. Hint way. Tile deinix-ratle part) will live and«; . flourish a long time after II < defainers an- dead and forgotten. It eannol he conslgmil to the lomli hi every lits!» "one-giilllis" politician or "sound money" slmplclon whose Ig norance nr |xM'son:il interest m:t) lendl him to desire II. I child In the way lie "Trillii up a should go, and when lie Is old lie will not depart from it. " is the text for a very Interesting discourse b\ the Rev. H. (!. Porter, which will lie found tlie Sill page of tills number of The ('oiuinoiiwenltIi. It Oiinu"l be load without profit. I There I- no heroism of a higher or der than that Mlileli eliaraeteri/.e Ike men who M ill take tlielr lives in tlielr hands anil go lo a plague strick en soi'llon for the purpose of nursing the sick, ami Ic-soning the sum uflni m:in suffering. The s) input liy of Hie entire state gix's out to the gixxl |x'ople "f Ed wards. While t lie mort alii.v lias Ixm comparatively small the suffering must liuie Ix'cn great. ■ c "Tin* Future of the llenuxratie I »avid V i l'art) " d'x's not appi ar Overuiyer as It (fix's to I*avld Hill. t We prefer Ovcrmyer's prognosis. ('apt. J. S. McNeil)' Inis boon -uc ceedod b,v Mr. Collins, of Summit. Miss,, as marshal of the southern dis trict of Mississippi. Grenada Issued *10,001) more of bonds the other day for the pur|xisc| of finishing lier wafer works and sew erage system. Mr. A M Lea. of Vicksburg, lias been appointed lederal district til tor ney for the southern district "f Mis. siMlpp). X Judge t>. G. Henderson Inis Ix'cn appointed poetmuster at Biloxi. He dr fi good man. » / T A/liKN THE nilliillT sun of Liberty aro*c \l y above the eastern horlxen and rast it* r A life-giving rays acros* the western conti ■f ii- warmth and light were the principle* which un il/.atlon of today. THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. t.Incut. tlie first fruits derlie I In-done-I at le oig; of Indejjendenei' startled I lie world and announced t luise brave men who Will'll tin Iierlar.it ioi .. M .,, viiel evv theory of government (i.nnoialed I hat impel. - liable doe u men I signed their names to it and pledged el y of a .oid .ill to ii- defense and maintenance, then was the demo; I Iiiciiiiic an eternal |silitical entity. The demie dor the loving shadow of whose wing II to. proper I y « I».irl \ <»rtf;ini/««J a mil if .it i«* parly \va t lie i/u anlian ariifrl t lu* f i piil»ln' vva It II tlu fraflli: of tin* lufirit rcpuMir; riurtur vcaknttx«; IH it through all the njjr t h in I In* hour of if* -iiiidril of it* vont h. and all alontf the Iiif<liway of (\ a t *t il viei* griritiT I it, in,: , i.. sirilc and stalwart iiianhixxl. When Its pir.pta were follow ! I >v - : I t!"o t. •. I j t « prlm'iplcs. nod [silicic* conformed to its it h I lie nation. Hut the slightest variance from it-livd pi 11 H- 1 [ i.. .it » oioo pm Into operation agencies of decay and govern. I'r.ilio purl v Itself lias a few times in Its history -d when ! in le. de T Ial i "dt ; ever without paying the pain II has at times unguardedly, yielded to polit ira ! Mephistopheles and gotten out of touch with I,, I t In ; ' for a ■ -ulTrml the consequences of error; lint h i. iiiiivri-ally regained all of its lost, strength ferny IIM'lpIl'S. but il.-roil away froi I'fisl ions a|x>slasy. I in- lullin' I in- uni ; I i t * - \ h i I n il il lii'ii brotifc'lit. hark in tuiicli with tin* Tin* question is * oi iln deiiKN'ratie party? We think the qncs. cr.itie faith will Just, stick to and pfest itfc of Truth ustice and IJitfht ii Hit i-f ihlr foiiudal tlx- lilt What i ■ dei il I h«' adherent * I : Il M pi rip!'". Will'll I Ii*' d< III«" rat n.it ion,il convent ion in t'liieutfo in the in vain to lend Mm people off. They landed tlie representatives'nf the people ■»rsliip it. ('onvineed of the infidelity Involved ih .ii-'lilv -aiistied and impressed with the wickedness of , , n„. |,„ r |„, s( - ,.| t lu (emploi . i lie) refused to do It. They saw and understood ,j |r ,j r ;,| . „ , « | i i, • % had 11 h- manhood the rotiraj(c and the patriotism to do j, *|-1,, irpiv filial i\< • *»1 corporal« #roed were there the aifenf of the i, (V !i . mon*"/ monger was there: indeed the convention hall and u,, ,.,| V (l f flm i,* ! ul > sought •V oi I K«»d a i to how down before il and in tIn' cm with Hie claquer* and schemers of the mnti. They were brought for the piir|xise of Hut I hank (!<xl. they failed in their in farl ■rc oil the </m i 'ire And they did It a ni i di ipi cd I iy tbit ciinvcnllon Is the eryslallzatlon of Justice and riglil a- applied lo g Icachings. of Thus. .IcITci ip, ad ii i i i . it ion ol a free people, and for which patriots did heroic bailie. The fill ore - I I lie democrat ie parly Is safe If II will hut stand hy tills platform. ere ip"le I and pluloeral Ie \ampires. ivcrw helming i he » ■' o i \ • 11 1 Ion. The i lain- of I lie sovereign people -lie and proceeded I h, jiurpnsf*. •II. Tlu* lii(*(*1 it I II* \ MIW I II*' !' numrnlul imilt<*r*. It iimirds ahnolutrly with the i. it Is the best platform that ever challenged in ihr fui lire, ns in Hie past, suffer ephemera! defeat encounter II e- and all I liai, lull jus! as sure as the great Issly of Anierl arehnnesl, inlelllgeiil and pat riotl<* Jusl as sure us they d I lie rigid. Just so sure will (hey abandon the leader nes ami traitors and return to do battle under t .'ii 1 1>< ira i',\ rever eau suffi love their country a ig 1st s slop of ilnnafpitfllrs, Mir hrnij^n shadow of the dei To «air mind there is no rr.it ie banner. Wr air always willing to trust the proplr we have linplle doliht about il. Il failli fray ist I In- pat rlolism. I lie lienor and Hie courage of the American suf e lie'll.-' lie may make mis him capable of Kovrrninvr himself. Feeling I liai way about, It wo fears for I hi' lui lire of the democrat le party. It was borne with Il lui - been il- stay and support through all Ihe perilous viidssl vondorfiil einer, and il will remain sous long us tlie republic Win n Hie republic shall crumble and fall, and Is laid to rest in se of pulllleal history, then will the deiiiixtratle party cease In o\i-t lint not ii ii I i I I lieu. ill also I'nrri'i'l hi- mistakes. lakes, ini! In have Hie nal ion I mil's of ils shall live. I lie charnel lu J . . ■J«. , A. i 1 : 00 ÏÊ9È: BY & tel SB iiSfS ii m ëMSî SS® * VA il I f t 4 m i" 1 S • ! ..* - sm /■ 4C: ' ; W 1 ■ 'mÊ m r :•! "-' 1 Wm " V : t Id 1 * M ! , , 1 1 ' * ,i V e * ? 4 1 I WM. x gjjf s -g®M feij MM IÏ« 1 ,'*!■ ËsÆ Ê&lm X, t ; -X H mm w f' yum m # . , : Ul ; ■ ? ' Ktl, ' • . 3 4' .... r. Wi M : i - , w r m . .. ; ÜB ■s | • . •j-,'-»/.® g||| I ■«i ■■■ , «M; ' -v ; '^f> ms !®Kyu|T 1 ■i".? WM v « wMAi-MH —s V m .^ y-mi 800 PEAK I N't! of refugees, Brother P. K. Mayers, of the Scran RULES. ton licmocrat-Sitii', observes: "What foolishness! tiixl Is - 1** 1 "_ y ' •veryw 1 here, mid when He calls us we have got to go, whether in -un-hlue or -torm amid health or disease. Are we prepared to iiieet our Maker, -lioiild coiiceni us most." Them? are timely and true Mord-. We lived admired his christ Inn philosophy. * 4 * Hieeoast I mo years with ltro. I*. K., and have greatly Tho Corinthian. We luve great re-poet for tiro. "I*. K. 's" faith—We also believe that d rule-. " mid il i- remotely im-slUlc that, "we are prepared to meet our Maker." lint all tlie same, If tlie yellow fever should open up for hussness igliiiorlnxxl. If there were no spoeial reason foras reinain e should move nul. However thoroughly prepared we may lieto"nieet oer Makel ' tin the sense that lira. "I'. K." asks that question) to be can did. mo mo not hankering after an Interview. Furthermore, If we must moot mo had rat her bo Introdueed by some one else than Yellow Jack. Yes, mo admire I'.ro. IV It's faith, but for the life of us wi can't see the sound ness of his Judgment. "Hi 111)) w lu*iv III nur i»»n DEA0 BEAT Af!il FRAUD. Y E \i ITICK the advertisement of "Tlie Itctmit." 2210 Michigan Avc.. Chicago, In the Clarksdale Challenge 1 1 inti) lie t lie Challenge has wisely taken the precaution If It lias not we would suggest that it and other papers, to eolteet In ndvunee for this ad. The Coinnioowealth Is unfortunately the We have writ Miutitl be Ma'11 to look to tliilt. creditor of thi- fake eoneern t a tlie amount of A12 or tl.Y ten a number of letters ami drawn on "Tlie Retreat" through the hanks. ini from tlii'iu have we heard We therefore conclude that hut never a It i< a dead beat mid a fraud. A STRANGE MIXTURE w N offiee-liolder liy the grace of dciinx'ratlc suffra A— gists. ALL IN ONE. A goldbug from principle, yet he de n.ninces the gold wing of the denuxTatie organization. Ignorantly and awkwardly denounce* true denn «'racy and maligns its nominee for president, lias a kind word only for MrKialev. Mark Hanna und tlii'lr horde of nigger otfice-luinters and-goveramont-wreeklng thieves. Truly an iiieiuigraons, conglomerate mess. i I'ENING of the Stute University :il Oxford lias tx'cii postponed. Clian celfiu F'ultoo states in a card received a few days since that due no tice would lx- given of the opening. 0 / i N nlK YEAH 1*0], when the south INGRATITUDE TREATMENT OF TNE CONFEDERATE VETERAN. was a lire with the spirit of rebellion tiic northern soldiers were invading our beloved land, and patriotism ran high, many and eloquent were the promises made to the brave hoy* who left the plow, the work-shop, the desk, the Held, the factory, and the home, with all of its sacred ties and holy asso ciât Ions. They promised that "they and their children should not suffer for any sac,rifles: which they wight make in defense of honor, country and right.'' Tiiey said to the soldiers, go; and we will see, that,if you should be so unfortunate as to All a soldier's grave, your wife and children shall not need for anything. Should you lie wounded or otherwise disabled we shall see that In your latter years all the comforts are furnished you." In those days the people were excited and patriotism wastin' ruling spir it. The south fought agreat light. Hit soldiers made a record for valor and courage which challenges the admiration of the world, and which will ever he clicrlshed liy tlicir progeny as a priceless heritage, be regarded as one of the glories of the nation. Indeed, It will always Hut how about those prom is the south doing its duty to the old confederate veterans? With a ises? profound sense of humiliation we are compelled to say, no! There are thousands of them today who are absolutely suffering for bread and whose bodies are half clad -the dependent and often despised pensioners upon some impecunious kinsman or friend. It is an everlasting shame. In the state of Mississippi some of them arc paid Hie miserable pittance of *1" or *1S per year, tirent (lod! What would have become of him who had dared to interrupt the fiery eloquence of some red-hot secessionist In lxiil and sug gested to him that such would be the treatment of these men whom lie urged to go to 1 lie front, after they tiad made the gallant fight which they tiave? Wliy Ii* would have been denounced as a base ingrate for liarlioring such a thought, or shot as a traitor for suggesting that the southern people could lie capable of such pusillanimous ingratitude. Hut there is no doubt but that lie would have been telling tlie thing as it is today, dollars apiece to the heroes who followed Lee, Jackson, Joe Johnson, Forest, Humphreys, Walthall, (leorge and other great leaders Into places so trying and suffered such deprivation and made such as will make the stories of ancient valor on Seventeen .sacrifices the field of battle read like prosey miniUve-. Seventeen dollars n year! Many are too old t,i work, with no one to hxik to for support, all friend- and associates of early life having passed over the river, lie finds himself alone, almost friendless stranger at Ills old home. These men did not enter the confederate service with any hope of reward, save the approval of t.holr own conscience..« They fought for the south be cause It was right with them It was principle, not pelf. So much tlie greater the délit upon I lie present generation. The treatment which the dear old veteran i< ..lving at the hands of Misslppians is a sei ions reflec tion upon the manhood, the patriotism, the gratitude of every citizen in the state. It should bring the blush of shame lo every cheek It Is discredita ble. We hope the legislature may be brought to view the matter as we do. Lei the State either give them enough to do them some good—enable them tu spend the few years yet remaining to them In comfort, or give them nothing. I lout, for Hod's sake, insult them with the pittance which is now given them. The slate is able to do right by these old men. She owes it to them. If left to us we would give at least year, even if we had to reduce olllchtl salaries and double the tax. 1 1 ime the present policy is a piece of Ingratitude bordering on to crime. -a e hundred dollars each per To con SOMEWHAT PROPHETIC (iENTEEMAN came into our office a few days since ^wiiml handed us the little eireular printed below. He state),'that lie liait "had this in his possession for more than twenty years,'and whether il was genuine or not he couitl not say." "Hut," said lie. "liiere Is one thing certain; the plans mapped oui in tills eireular have been carried out." We agree with him. lo ixiii, Huzzaed, an agent of European capitalists, sent the following •Tontidentlal" eireular to American hankers: "Slavery Is likely to he abolished h; the war power, and the ehattle slavery destroyed. This 1 and my European friends are in favor of, for Pslavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of tlie laborer: while the European plan, led on liy England, is eapitol control of labor, by conlrolllng wages. This can he done by controlling the money. Tlie great debt that capita lists will see to it is made mil of the war,must be used as a measure to co,ptrol the volume of money. We are now walling to get tlie Hike rotary of the treasury to make tills recommendation to eongress. It will Hp^t do to allow the 'greenback,' as it Is called, to circulate ns money tiny ipi?,Jigtli of time, for wo cannot control them. But we can control the bonds, Hw through them the hank issue." J treachery and ingratitude which eluiracterizcd Lord Bacon's treat S ment of the Earl of Essex, who had been his devoted friend in time Kneed, was no more flagrant and lllagilions than that which some of our HHHlcc lioldcrs arc guilty of toward the di'iiinrratir party. When a nuinhold W! office by the favors of democrat le suffragist finds that lie is not in accord jM*itli them, and that in Ills si, jut, 'nr jml'jiwnl tlielr political creed Is woven %/,t the warp and woof of Idiocy and falsehoods, common, ordinary self, respect |(lrniamls that lie return to them Ids commission. In truth, an honest man Iwili not hold "Hire or anything else of value obtained under false pretenses. INCE our patriotic governor has seen tit to "go to the country." as the English would say, on the eapitol question, it Is altogether proper for the senators and representatives who took tlie other side of tlie question from him to lie heard. We should like to hear E. J. Bowers, tlie brilliant senator from tin* coast, or Murray F. Smith, of Vicksburg, meet the govern or In Joint debate on this question. We venture the prediction that the governor would not find as smixith sailing as he did at Wcstville a few days since, wlien lie made the most miserable demagogic spsceh that ever insulted HlP*tTt1elllgeiiec of a free people. ■s ■ t'H g,xxl frieml ;,o(i interesting contemporary, The (irenadian, dixts Greenwixxt a great injustice In it last issue by publishing as a fact that "Leflore county lias two cases of yellow fever." Of course Tlie Grena dian thought it was proclaiming a fact, hut il was never further from it. If there lias tieen a ease of fever In Leflore county around which clustered tlie least suspicion, It has not reached the Hoard of Health, and It lias been very vtgllcnt. Our neighbor should have informed itself before speaking. 0 ONEY Is a great power It will gild the blackest character and often lend respectability to men who. if their deeds were known and the law enforced, would today lx 1 dishonoring a felon's cell. They enjoy liberty lx- cause they have Ix-en able to purchase friends of Influence to defend them. A «tute of tilings which makes such a condition of affairs possible Is deplor able, but II lias ever Ix'cn the ease and will Ih? as long as poverty is painful and and the mercenary spirit disfigures human character. M HE article from The Carthaginian under the head of "A Sin of Omis ■ slnn," which will lx' found elsewhere in tills number of TlieCommon wealth, should lie carefully read hy every person who desires accurate Infor mation on one of tlie important |xiliticnl questions of the day. Tlie time has como when people should know the truth about men who want office. Tills wav of permitting men to get office* under false pretenses will not do. Tlie Carthaginian gives some pregnant facts. T HE esteemed Clarksdale Challenge, under the guidance of Mesdames Butt and Clarke, two of Mississippi's ('harming and talented women, finished Its lirst year on the 2.'id instant. It gives us pleasure to know that it has been a "tiimnelnl success. —We know It tins tx-en a success in other respects. Its editorials are virile—arguments, sound diction chaste and elegant, and principles correct. It has our very best wishes. T VERY American who takes an interest in political affairs, and every other man who boast* tlie honor of being an American citizen should study carefully, thoughtfully and prayerfully Jefferson's "Sixteen Princi ples." They are the foundation upon which Is ixised the American system of government. e II.VT species of democrat who denounces 7 democracy, candidate, creed and conduct, would Iixik better and lie more at home In the republican camp than among real democrats. Tlie real democrats, too, would feel bet ter If lie were there. The presence of a traitor Is always unpleasant. T m ■ê, ; ,As. - ..AA , , , Ê/éàiM&â If REAL DANGER threatens us. It invades tticchureh, r 4 permeates the state, and has fastened itself upon the individual: a leprosy consuming the life of religion; a cancer stretching its roots and tendrils around the vitals of liberty; a paralysis that touches We speak of materialism in It* broadest sense. The materialism that crushes the ideal; turns the index finger downward, and sneers at the higher manifestations of thought, by the leverage of which the world is ele vated: that swart and malignant influence that destroys the spirit while it In church it magnifies the import of forms, rites and DECLINE OF TNE IDEAL. the soul. enlarges the letter, ritual while the widow starves and the orphan cries for food and raiment. Charity Is at a discount, and the faith which is so loudly proclaimed by the lips, Hods no responsive echo in the deep recesses of the soul. Tlie truth is—and to this fact all history bear* testimony—when the ideal departs the glory of life disappears. Tills is true of nations, of rcllg. So long as the Ideal flloated tieforc the Roman mind ions, of individuals, and haunted her public heart she grew In majesty and greatness, until the invisible mistress of the world turned her eye downward and, losing sight of the bright angel from whose inspiration she had grown great, gave herself up to the material; preferring to wallow in sensuality and gluttony to tread ing the heights where glory dwelt and progress pointed; then Home fell, a never to rise again. That religious liclief which in its Infancy sank so deeply into the heart of Israel, that a small handful of people were held together as one family, and for centuries drove back the invading foe. at last lost the spirit which made it potent, so that when the great Nuzarene entered the Holy City He found a religion essentially material—a laxly without a soul. The ideal had vanished, and In bitterness of heart we hear Him exclaim, -'Woe unto you Seri lies and Pharisees, hipocrites, for ye devour widows' houses, and fora pretense make long prayers. Ye pay mint, anise, and cummin, but otnit the weightier matter of the law, judgment,mercy and faith; yc are like unto whiled sepulchres which, Indeed, appear beautifu; without, but arc within full of dead men's bones." Such are the votaries of religion who east off the spirit, hut hold fast to the letter, who cling to the shell, but heed hot the flight of the bird. Wliat was true more than eighteen centuries ago is growing more pain fully palpable today; the Ideal is vanishing. In the halls of state the light is going out [before the stygian miasma that is rapidly spreading. The splendid republic founded by our great-souled fathers, intended to guarantee to generations then unborn the widest and broadest liberty, is now yielding her richest treasures to strong trust combinations,, societies and monopolies, who, under the guise of public good, are binding the people hand and foot', changing a republic of liberty into a plutocratic despotism From the heart and soul of our statesmen that faith in the people and loyalty to the ideal that made the infant republic so grand, seem to be departing before the presence of trusts, monopolies, and the money-lending fraternity. So also Is the Individual American yielding to the pressure of the age. The race for gold, the growth of wealth, the advent of case and luxury, are turning the minds of thousands from the lofty negion of the soul-life, from where dwell the Ideal, the beautiful, and the true, to the base region of apt petite, passion and sensuality. It is a frightful thing for the coronal region of the human brain 1 to be come subject to the basilar; then the good in man is silenced, and the toast controls his being; the soul and the light of the higher life succumb to the appetite of the material Ixaly. Probably no one ever depicted this struggle between the ideal and the material human beings so strikingly as Victor. Hugo, in the following remarkable language, which, though often more forcible than elegant, Is pregnant, with timely truths: "The belly Is to humanity a formidable weight; it breaks at every mo ment the equilibrium between the soul and body. It tills history; it is re sponsible for nearly all crimes; it is the matrix of all vices. It is the belly that by voluptuousness makes the sultan, and by dninkcncsx the czar; that it is that shows Tarquiu to the bed of Lucrèce. It is the tolly which coun sels the ruined lltortlne, Caesar, the passage of the Rubicon. To pass the Rubicon, how well that pays our debts! To pass the Rubicon, how readily, that throws women into your arms! What good dinners afterwards! The appetite debauches the intellect. Voluptuousness replaces will. At start-' , ing. as is always the case, there Is some nobleness; this is the stage of. the revel. There is a distinction between being fuddled and being dead drunk. Then the revel degenerates into guzzling. Man becomes a barrel; thought is drowned in an Inner deluge of cloudy notions; conscience submerged, earn not warm the drunken soul. Brutalization Is cynsumated; it Is riot-even any longer cynical. It Is empty and sottish. IMogetiex disappeared; there re mains but the tub. Beginning with Alcibiades, we end with Trimalchio, ' and the thing Is complete; nothing is left, neither dignity, nor shame, nor honor nor virtue, nor wit—crude minimal gratification, thorough impurity. Thought is dissolved In satiety; carnal gorging absorbs everything; nothing survives of the grand sovereign creature inhabited by the soul; the belly (pass the expression) eats the man. Such is the final state of all societies where the ideal is eclipsed. This passes for prosperity, and gets the name of -growth. Sometimes even philosophers heedlessly further this degrada tion by inserting in their doctrines the materialism which is in men's con-" sciences. Tills sinking of man to the level of the human beast is a great calamity. Its first fruit Is the turpitude visible at the summit of all pro fessions; the venal judge, the simoniaeal priest, the hireling soldier." The great Frenchman lias not overdrawn the picture, and the end hint ed at lias toen emphasized ten thousand times in the wrecks that strew the highway of the historic past. Art, pixttry, and music wait upon the Ideal; hope, truth, justice and love are lier handmaids; she Is the inspiration of the soul that ever points to nobler heights, and whispers of the Ixiundless possibilities that lie before a broad, liberal mind who lias strength to sulxiue the base ami courage to pre serve, who thirsts for a grander itiatilKxxl and a loftier civilization. If the republie is to be redeemed: if the church is to regain lier pristine glory: If the individual Is to become a splendid type of civilization, the spir it of a cloud and gross materialism that lias of late grown great at the ex pense of the soul life must be driven back, and the ideal—luminous type of ever-moving progress, emblem of all that is holiest, wisest, and noblest In the aspirat ions of man—must once again sway the heart and move the uiind. . B. O. FunvKit, in the New Times. How Back Kilgore Became Famous. The Vlcksbnrg Herald »ay*: The announcement of the death of Judge Kilgore commonly called "Buck" —recall* the exciting »eene* in congres», when Speaker Reed won his spurs as a czar. The deceased was, perhaps, the only man who literally gained fame Hy t a kick. The scene is thns described in an aeconnt of the death of the great kick er: "Reed was trying to eonnt a qnorutn, and finally mustered one, bnt the democrats moved toward the door to get ont and lireak It. Reed wouldn't have , It that way. and ordered the boors locked. Simultaneously the keys turned in the locks of alt the doors of exit, and the trihnnes of the people were prisoners at the mercy of the boas. Cp rose Kilgore, of Texas, resolute of purpose, stalwart of frame and massive of foot. With tight-clinched fists, set teeth a fid ' eyes aflame, tho fiery Texan strode down the aisle after the chair had rnled and made for the door which leads to the speaker's lobby. 'Unlock that door, - he thunder ed. The door-keeper neither moved nor spoke. For one brief moment Kilgore s foot, shod with the vastness and might of majestic Texas, swnng in the air an'd then, with one blow, he kicked hts way to liberty. It was a stnnning blow. He ' stunned Dtngley, of Maine, who was on the other side locked ont as Kilgore was locked In. The door wreaked its revenge on Dingloy s nose. As the stalwart Texan, defiant and triomphant, strode past the shattered door ont of the ball, the braised and hottered man from Maine, holding his nose in agony, ran in to appeal for rétribution. Bnt tho despot's power was gone. Kilgore's mighty kick had smashed the prison door, broken the republican despot's rule, bnsted' the quorum and battered a republican's nose. The story was dashed around the world and Kilgore had attained fame." Warth Preserving. The esteemed Carthaginian 1« taking all the starch ont of the speech delivered by Oov. McLanrin In Leake ronnty a few week* ago. There la nothing a* polit ically wholesome as aewapapera following np onr officials and keeping them In the nearest route mapped ont before the people when running for office. The leading editorial in the Chrthagenisn of the 10th Inst. Is worth preserving. Vieksborg Herald. Yon will rarely And an editorial in the Carthaginian that is not worth pre- . serving Th* A. utf M. College, To Ihr OMamlil Ararat: , Please announce that A. and M. Ooilege opening hat been further postponed to a «me to be arranged whan student» may rame with safety. », D, President. Slarirriite. Xlm. Sept m, t W7.