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THE COMMONWEALTH, and Neck. Scotland Neck, v. a wealth, uncompromising Democrat c Jour Pulihsued every 1 nursday moruiug. Advertising Rates ' Jb. NEAL, Temporary Manager. 1 inch 1 week, 1 " 1 month, tl.Ot. E. E. HILLIARD, Editor. Subscription ttates; " THE LAND WE LOVE." Terms : $2 00 per year in Advance. Contracts for any space or time may be made at the office of The Common wealth. Transient advertisements must be paid for in advance. v By 1 Year. G Months, S2 00. $1.00. VOL. I. SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1882. NO. 15. Common Jl HE I - S : f i f S ( yt, 3 tS p E K A L D I R E C T C) II Y. St'OTLiM) 3iI3Wi- )r V A. lunn. liwsi.virrs Noah Bisrcs. J. R. Bal- I R. M. Johnson. J. V. Savage, ftir-t Tuesday m each month at 4 flock, r M. f of Polu-e C V7. Dunn. fctnur I'ulironcn A. David. ! I , r : .. .. i .. .i ii iclds. I . Jr. .peeu. aoi. .iioaimn, t- r t . l -. -J Y Savage. CHURCHES: L.:.-. .T n ITnt'lianu D, D.. Pastor. I I .1 t r t r10'"" : ..." tiri ices every ini, v.xunu - lays at ll' o'clock. A. M Prayer tin" cvn v Wednesday night, aun Kcilool every Sabbath morning, jnitivc r.aptit Eld. Andrew Moore, or Services every third Saturday Sunday morning. Ithodist Rev. J. Crowson, Pastor. Ices every second and fourth Sun i at 11 o'clock, A. M. Sunday fol every Sabbatb morning. iiscopal Rev. II. Ci. Hilton, Rector nces every lirst, second and third lays at U o'clock, A. M. Also at fcnans Hail every first and third bath evenings at 4 o'clock. Sunday fiol every Sabbath morning, jrviccs at Hamilton every fourth Sun tmorning and evening. Sunday school 9 o'clock every Sunday morning. tmg of I'ible class every fourth Smi t at 4 o'clock p. m. baptist (colored.) George Norwood, jtor. Services every fourth Sunday nmg. Sunday School every Sabbath jning. t ' i o - irior Court Clerk and Probate ad jc -John T. Gregory, jrior Court-'-Gco. T. Simmons, jitter of Deeds It. J. Lewis. jCitor A. J. Burton, till J. T. Dawson. ?Dner J 11 Jenkins. surer Dr. L. V. Batchelor. ,'iSupt. Pub. Instruction D O Clark. Tjr of the Poor House W. "W rier. kmissioncrs II. J. Harvey. "W. II fields. F. M. Parker, J. II . Whitaker, Jel ling Johnson. jErior Court Every third Monday t .March and September irior Court Every third Monday in ebruarv. May. August and November For B F Whitaker. kimissioners John J. Robertson, E. . Branch, J. B. Hunter, R. B Iritt. Istable J. C. Derr i 3 CHURCHES. letlioaisi hpiscopal aervices every t Sunday, at 11,0 J A. M., and 7.00 )l. Rev. W. II. atkins. Pastor. taptist Services every second Sunday', l.'U A. M.. and 7.00 1 M., and third jday at 7 :J u m. Sunday school at lam Rev. V. J. Hopkins, Pastor, rotestant hpiscopal aervices every pno. and third aundays at 11.00 A. M lev. A. S. Smith, Rector. letnodisl Frotestant aervices every rth Sunday, at 11.00 A. M.. and 7.00 M. Rev. W. H. Wills, Pastor. Jounty Appointments M. E. Chucrh $ Sunday, at Euro's School House, at 3 M. fed Sunday.at Pierce's, at 11.00 A. M., t at Smith's, at 3.0J P M. )d. Sunday, at Ebeneezer, at 11.00 A. M. th. Sunday at Hay wards at 11.00 A. M. Communion at each appointment in Feb 4y. ug. and Nov. Rev. W. il. Wat Is. Pastor. f . Caurch 1st. Sunday, at Brad- ids, at 11.0J A. M., and at Keid's ool House. 3.00 P. M. Whitaker's apel, every second and fifth Sunday, at t)0 A. M. Iloseneath, 3rd. &un jr, 11.00 A. M. baptist Church. Every first Sunday at Jpoconary at 11 00 a m and 7 30 p m fch third Sunday and the Saturday pre Wing at 11 00 a m. Prayer meeting each fed)Hsday at 7 30 p m Sunday school at ) a in. Dawson's Church, Dawson's X Roads, ry loiu tli fcunday at 1 1 a m and 7 30 1 and the Saturday preceedii. He fourth lday at 11 00 a in Frayei 3eting ursdays 7 3.1 p m Sunda school at l) a m. Kev W J IIoDkins. Pastor, colored Churches 1st. baptist Every Sun lay, at 11.00 A. M. and 7.00 P. V. U. Oibbs, Pastor. id. Baptist Every second Sunday, at iO and 7.00 P. M. Rev. W. It. Shaw, tor. L. M. E. Church Every fourth Suuday II .00 A. M. and 7.00 P. M. Rev. J. H jrricfc, astor. LODGES. k-nights of Honor Meet every second I fourth Tuesdays, at 7.00 P. M. Jions of Honor Meet every first and iuesaays, at seven kr. M. I EXPRESS AND FREIGHT. louthern Express Officer-Open all day. L U hitaker. Agent, ftailroad Freight, and Ticket Agent, lV. batchelor. Ko freilllt for shinmpnt tA Ti r 'vicucu ttiiei TELEGRAPH. est era Union Telecrranh Offi filroad Warehouse Onen frm c no M. to y. P. M. T B Halo. Verator. NOTICE ! ERSONS wishing to buy. rent or exchange real sell, lease, estate any do well to ere in this vicinity, will iiuumicate with us. xerms moderate. K1TUHIN & DUNN. c ! , Attorneys-at-Law Scotland veck, N. C. 1 Jun2Dth. 1S82. MY WINTER GARDEN. The frosts lie thick upon the pane, The fieids are white with falling snows ; O'er forest bank, in meadow lane. The drifted ice of winter glows. The buds that crowned the mountain side, The moss that fringed the lakelet's shore. Passed with the tleeting summertide. And June's fair graces are no more. trace the pictures on the pane. Then turn where, in my quiet r oom. The sunimer lives for me again. And spring's sweet gilts in freshness bloom. "Mid emerald moss and growing vines, The fair lobelia's lifted face. Nestled among the lilies shines. That biossoVn in their snowy giacc. With tender hand: I lift them up, no breath of Sweet liowers ! winter dimmed. How pure each radient jewelled cup. haeii vase Witn sparkling nectar unm- med ! The aloe's flood of molten liame, The vervain with its crimson hue, Ihe rose that with the springtime came And in the mountain's fastness grew. The white alyssum. small and fair. The red caineiia s blushing dyes. The jasmine's golden blossoms rare, The larkspur blue as summer skies, The sweet narcissus' yellow blooms, The zinnia with its violet rays, The pink with all its rich perfumes, Ine crowning charm ol August ua s. Without, the snowllakes softly fall. An airy mist from cloud and sky, Within, their perfume over all, The buds in rosy fragrance lie, the pale acacia"' tinted gleams, 'lhe white carnation's heart of gold, ihe phlox that grows beside the steams, '1 hat gem the forests dim and old. I wonder, when life's spring is past, And snows are falling soffas now, Vher. autumn glories fade at last, A nd frosts lie thick upon the bough, If some true deed that I have wrought, Will like the flowers its bloom unclose, Some lowly, unforgotten thought, Grow grand beneath life's winter snows. JJakkikt Mabel Sialdino. ev READ AND PONDER. In a recent address on education in the South Dr. J. L. M. Curry, of Richmond, Va., gives some startling facts. They should be made known to the people and we give the fol lowing extracts : 'Every Southern Mate has now a free school system for both races modeled, with proper adaptations, after the best systems of the North ern St.ntes. The est'ihlishmer.t nf schools and the distribution of rev- 'nues (not attendance) tire generally j compulsory. These systems are ad ministered by competent and zeal ous State and county superintend ents. Mr.ny of the schools will com pare favorably with any in New England. 'It is difficult for those unfamiliar witn Southern society and sentiment to understand or appreciate the marvelous change which hasoccmred. It implies a radical change of the habits of a century, a reversal of ac cepted theories or government, the t'Ol.Allic'llllif r 1 i f 1. ii, t v i til Iw.m. N iunuioniu, ji iii ijij aim lLllici to- ed prejudices and convictions, the surmounting of formidable obstacles, and a degree of courage and self sacrifice, which merit generous and hesriy commendation instead of re proof anl slow acknowledgment. By a sudden leap Southern states have done what other communities took toilsome years to achieve "The South, at heavy pecuniary cost, is maturing and perfecting school systems for free and univer sal education. I make bold to af tinn that the Southern States, by ae rate of taxation likely to be sustain ed at the ballot-box, cuuaot give free education to all youth between the ages ot 8 and 18. lhe condition of the South is little understood. In twenty years there have been signs of improvement, but lectures and articles or, "The New South" often give rose-colored and exaggerated mens ui ine progress, in mining. manufacturing, stocK-raising, truck ing, railway communication, there has been marked growth, but in general agriculture, bold generaliza tions are needed to establish the theory ot prosperity. Unintelligent prxl unskilled labor is a serious draw back to anj country. A comparison oi tne assessed valuation of person al property and real estate for 18G0, iovuiui iooo, urawn irom census reports, will show most conclusively the paralysis of the South and the slowness and difficulty of recovery in iou. b4.Sbo,Uu,G3o; in 1870. $2,573,71)2.113; iu 1880. $2.370,!J23,- ou. During the decade from 1870 to 1880, there has been a decrease in valuation in all these States except Georgia. jNortli Uarolma and Texas In Texas the causes are obvious While the population in these States has steadily increased, the ability to pay taxes has diminished. The negroes are scarcely to be counted as a tax-paying element. Thair taxable property is insignificant in compari son with their numbers. If one con templates the just conclusions from these sad statistics, he will be pre pared to endorse the vigorous sav ing of General Sherman,' more con densed and expressive than the French proverb, that 'war is hell.' "The ignorant aud unambitious miB pi-upiB ueeu spi-i-iai juieuuoii. i They are not 'wards of the nation.' iSo romance attaches to their history, No their party depends exclusively on votes. In the collision of parties and races there is danger of their sinking lower, unless church- house anl school house, missionary and school-master are carried t" their doors. Possibly, the Southern States, by a strong eilort, might, un aided, educate the whits race. 'In the late slave-holding States there are "2,025, oG 7 colored people, over twenty-one years of are. who cannot write. These are grown men and women, husbands and wives, fathers anil mothers. I was a Con federate soldier, hut no person in the Western Rest rvi reiokes mora than f do in tne em.mrination of t.hn negroes, iney, however, need to be and cnnstianity, iiiouinitiul men at the Xordi contemplate this nation al problem from a distance. Ve are enveloped by it, and are necessi tated to study it in all its bearings. -x The mass of illiteracy at the South constitutes a peril whiob language cannot exaggerate. It is a standing menace to free govern ment. It invites disorders ad ex cesses tearliil to contemplate. It okes and emphasizes all the evils of representative government nuts in hazard all the benefits. anrt Sn much illiteracy is incompatible with our Iree representative system. Ac cidental and transient evils mav be endured. Montesquieu said that tin ler bad government one abuse often limits another, but this concentrated ignorance reaches and vitiates the very essence of our free government. Tgnorant suffrage means universal ruin. It engenders and fosters Bossism. It lias enlightened reform. It encourages un :crupulous, irrespon sible field domination. It furnishes fit for demagoguism and party tyranny and official knavery. Those who use the despicable means to get and maintain influence witli and oVer the ignorant rabble who, like the chief priests, sur the multitude to pnw fnltivjit. those nnwinns whieh rnvft the flSf-emlenev. Ainei 1 to reason, judgment, conscience, natriot ism. bein-r nn lomrpr 51 fnetor in el.-. lions, of necessity there is a resort to and Connecticut prescribe as condi !ow instrumentalities. Money, whis- tions precedent to suffrag payment kev secret ronelnve mee nn'rl class nrpindices and antagonisms, become the vile mpfin J nf Kiieeesa At fn oh subsequent election, partisans and aspirants and voters gravitate to a ower deep and favor schemes more iirarian and anarchic. Immorality Inception aiid fraud become system die. and, in the 'auction of popu iarity,"' he who panders to shameful- est. passions ard motives is most sure of success. From prejudice and uile the descent is easy and rapid to communism and Repudiation. An norant and inflamed pi pulace without individual will, impervious to argument and conscience. ;ii "111 ! stmcize Ari3tides, honor Catiline, trample on hallowed tradition s,nulli y solemn engagements, and scout tate honor an I national fidelity as a bauble with as little purchasing power as the honor which excited b'alstatf's disgust. Thus the domiu ion of a majority becomes the de- potismofa h a1y, corrupt and tu multuous populace, subservient to a Barrere or a Danton. Fortunate !- he who has not seen, in -'the t imult, venality and intoxication of an elec tion mob." the high prerogative of the elective franchise ued without the vaguest knowledge of the qualifi cations of candidates, or of the is sues of the contest, or of the saered- ness of the privilege. Fox said "that principle of representation i3 the best which calls into activity the greatest number of independent voters and excludes those whose condition takes from them the power oi deliberation. An hrnorant voter. the slave of nreiudice. the tool of a demagogue, does not understand what he blindlv and rw.k.AaaW nsfts ti.a m.pcn.,.i i .i:..: "V juiouiiui aim muiill UlillllLJ KJl citizansllitK nnr pnliirorn liio tlinmrhra beyond hatred of one-man and sub- serviency to another. The ballot " may, in some uases. beeducatorv, but it is not per se a catholicon for polit i- cal ills. In France universal suffrage vas the willing ally of official candi dature and iVapoleouic absolutism and perfidy. "General reflections on the evils of illiterate suffrage are of painfully practical interest when applied to the South. A few non-tax paying iimerar,e voter i ot the same race might be comoarativelv harmless as the importance of the votes would be ormwtinnntpl., littlo "In Alabama. Louisiana. Missis- Sinil ,nrr.h nrn ini mil Smith . ar. olina one-hfilf f t.ho vorino- nnnnla- tion cannot read the ballots the v cast, In Arkansas. Florida. Tonnftssee and eonnls or pvnffrl hnlf the nnmhor nf ma&koi. uav 11 UIUWV.1 Ui a,llS.UV,l.VM. those who votr-d at ths Presidential fie left it out, thinking that it was elect.on in 1880. In Georgia, Louis- better to say nothing than to say iana and Mississippi, there are more what "ought not to be said. What illiterate voters than there were votes a gain there would be to the world if cast in the election of 1880 ! In every this idea prevailed in all editorial S mtliern State,and in nany Northern work, and in all personal conversa and Western Statet, the illiterate tion. Better a blank space any adults hold the balance of power ! where, than falsehood or error. uese revelations oi tne census -'ought to overwhelm with shame and stimulate every power of the nation- al intellect and command every dol- lar within reach of the taxing power to profi le a remedy equal to the ter- riDle disease". What a travesty is such illiteracy unon the elective fran. chise, what a contemptible farce is a iormal election ! 1 tie most fervid imagination cannot over -color. Intimidation and illegal interfer- ence at elections are not the off sprinsi of secession, not the evidence of disloyalty. They are the protest, not legitimate, nor defensible, but, according to the present constitution cf human nature, the inevitable pro test, the recalitratio i.of intelligence and prooerty and traditional siiDeri- oritv. against iiinorance.suoerstition povcitj, m uuiunue witu alienage ana fraud and rohherv. President ftsr. neid, in tns inaugural, expressed his earnest desire for a free ballot. Honest tlections are a sine qua nott in representative governments. Fraud at the ballot box, or in the returns. sends its poison through every vein an( fibre of the body politic. High piaces.ueld as tne result ot wronsr.and fraud, and force, lower the stindani )f private and official intesritv. and taint the minus and hearts of the oeonle. A arreat crime demoralized . . .. . - . " a nation, a century. Inflexibility of moral principal is more necessary in pontics, m punuc stations, man in common life. The "bulwark of all upright politics is lost" when the sugntest intraction ot moral princi ple is allowed and justified. Nothing but inflexible adb.ere-.ee to honesty, truth and right, can preserve the pu rity and stability of a free Si ate. Free institutions cannot be built on the ruins of morals, but a free ballot means Knowieage, cnoice, win, as well as absence of coercion or fear. ill "i and should have behind it, and in it, intelligence and integrity. "People accustomed to selt-govern- raent Wl11 not submit willingly to the misrule of ignorance, pauperism.ven :llity and bossism. Ohio would re- sist the introduction of 150,000 ignor- ant alien voters. By her iinwiil- ingness to receive a few thousand .Mongolians. California brings to hei tVet botu tlie Sreat parties and the Federal Congress. Massachusetts ol'tases and ability to read. The remedy for interference in elections is the free school. The national as- semoly ot rrance dissolved the cor porations of the nobility and a pen sioned cnurch, baoausa otherwise, in the struggle against despotism, the SllOlliiCSli 1U1 tlCSWS U.1U lllOSL' IIllLU ful troops of her adversary would nave been spared. We commit su- premest folly in our effort to perpe- tuate free institutions, it we fail to raze to the ground the Bastiles of ignorance and superstition. 'If even ha. f of what has been af- firmed be true, then the exigency is perilous, summoning the united and - I - gigantic efj'orts of eve-y patriot and Christian. llliteraej' is a national peril. Its removal is a national problem. In 1830 more than $12,000,000 were exoenuea oy tne rtouuiern 11 1 .1 i S . I States, despite their exhausted re sources, for oublic schools. This sum is insufficient for the educatiou of near 4,000,000 children. Nation- al aid is needed, and it should be Sven, under well siuarded and stim- ulatinu restrictions, to existing State systems. The policy of the Peabody trustees is to help such communities as help themselves, and so national aid should be given to the States on the condition of some proportionate State appropriations. Religious and individual benefactions, however large, do not and cannot meet th want. Only by national aid, prompt liberal and supplementing what State systems are doing, can be checked the anarchic forces,which,uncontroll ed. are -nursing the impatient earth- quake. quai- I "Jbree government is vet on trial. Roresentative institutions have no I L l guaranty of perpetua. youch Our experiment is not like a mathemati i . . . .1 .1 . cal demonstration, to oe maue ume and forever. .acti generation must demonstrate anew for itselt. A noble heritage is Held in trust lor our owu and for other lands. Mere is tne most splendid neici ior sagacious aim broad statemaasliip ever voucasaieu to human ability. NV.w ,inrl then we have a valuable ivr.rstinn from the East, in the line nfTdVAshinir frankness. Orientals do not hesitate to lie, if there seems any gain in lying, but when they tell Hio rnt.li t.hpv tell it souarelv. It is said that oue of the Japanese pa- iwa r.n'ftlt V anneared Wltll a larse sni lffc entirely blank in its columns. The editor's explanation of this was. that at the last minute th ir what he had written I WV l7Ull- viv, ' - - - for hia nnnpr was all a mistake: SNOWED UNDER. We met the enemy and we arebis'n. We have made our remarks and we are now ready to listen to the gentle man irom Mew lorK. We could nave dug out, perhaps and explain about iNew York, but when almost every State in the Union rose up and maie certain statements vesterdav we found that the job of explaining this matter thoroughly would be weari- souae and require a great deal of time. We do not blame the Democracy for this. We are a little surprised, however, and grieved. It will inter fere with our wardrobe this winter. With an overcoat bet on W yoming, a P,l,S liat n Iowa, pair of pantaloons on L ennsyivania, ana uoots on tne general result, it loois now as though riwuau,j fcuivu5u winter wrapped in a bed quilt and profound meditation. We intended to publish an extra this morning but the news was of such a character that we thought we would get along without it. What was the use of publishing an extra mtl1 a Kepublicau majority only in lveu ouitessr -le cause ot this great Democratic freshet in New York yesterday but ..jlo -t-r Tit Wliy S into aeiausr w e ail nave an idea why it was so. The number of votes would seem to indicate that there was a tendency toward3 Demo cracy throughout the State. Now. in Pennsylvania, if you will look over the returns carefully but why should we take up your valuable time offering an explanation of a po litical matter of the past? Under the circumstances some would go and yield to the soothing influences of the maddening bowl, but we do not advise that. It would only furnish teniporarjr relief, and the recoil would be unpleasant. Vv e resume our duties with a feel ing of extreme ennui, and with that sense of surprise and astonishment that a man does who has had a large brick block fall on him when he is not expecting it. Although we feel a nttie lonely to-day Having met 1.1 1 but a few Republicans on the street, who were obliged to come out and do their marketing we still hope for the future. The grand old Republican party But that's what we said last week. It sounds hollow now and meaning less, somehow, because our voice is a little hoarse, and we are snowed un der so deep that it is difficult for us to enunciate. Now about those bets if everybody we owe, and we owe most every body will just agree to take the stakes and n ot go into details, not stop to ask us about the state o? our mind and talk about how it was done, we don't care. We don't wish to have the thing explained at all. We are not of an inquiring turn of mind, Just plain fact3 are good enough for us, without any harrowing details. la the mean time we are going to work to earn some more, money to het on the next election. Judge Fol- ger and others, come over and see us wheu you have time and we will talk this matter over. Mr. B. Butler, we wish we tiad your longevifcj'. With a robust constitution we find that most any man can wear our cruel fate and o-et there at last. We do not feel so angry as we do grieved and surpris ed. We are pained to see the Amer- hcan people thus betray our couh dence and throw a large wararooe into the hands of the relentless loe , v.. Laramie (Wyoming) Boomerang, Eep.).f AN EFFECTUAL PUNISHMENT. If practical jokers could suffer a little of the pain they are so fond of giving, it might cure them ot their bad habit. Says a gentleman, speaK- nig of the retributive justice which cursed him I rrrxf rna nnnielnnPTlt. wll'PTl Jl IiOV j nyer forjrot When about ten years old. I fancied I had a grudge against a lad of my own age, but much smaller. Catching him alone one morning, I dragged him to the big vAterin?-trou!ih and gave mm a i ""v.. thorough dousing in the icy water VVhile he was spluttering and trying to escapei inv father came upon the A moment's silence then, Go nto the house Dan," was all fathef said t 0Wed with a ouaking heart. The mornintr nassed. vet I was not called to account. Afternoon and evening dragged by: bed-tune came, and still not a wont was saict. It wasn't exactly a pleasant day to me. I had ample time to tlnnic it over and realize the meanness ot my act. I retired with an uneasy mind ; it wasn't like father to pass such a luius uuuuulcu, Could he have forgotten it ? Could it be possible that for some unknown 11 s reasons, ue was, to use a uuy phrase, "winking at it? was SOIpUZZled! is, The next morning the mystery was solved. As I entered the breakfast- room father met rne. and taking my hand silently, led me out to the trough, where I underwent exactly such treatment as I'd given Jim The following day another "hair of the doer" was administered. On the third morning I tried to starve it out, and by going witout breakfast get rid of tLe ducking. All in vain ! Though, when the bell rang I kept in my room, I heard father calling in a tone I dared not disobey, "Dan. Dan !" And I went down, only to be marched out to my icy bath. For one week I was put through that watering-trough every morning 1 Father did not weaken the lesson by "words, idle words." And I guess he was right, for 1 did some thinking during those davs. That experience stuck by me and altered my course many a time in later life. Youth s Companion. PERILOUS WORK. There were three Michiganders at the Montgomery, says or four of us same hotel in a newspaper writer, and all were amazed at the sight of so many colored men loafing their time away on the street, lue man from Iona County finally thought he'd make a few inquiries, and beckoning to a stalwart black, who had spent the last two hours on the curbstone, he asked, "Have you any work to do?" "Not jist now, sah." "Have you ever tried farming?" "Oh ves." "And how did you come out?" "Mighty slim, sah. De white folks down heah doan' encourage de black folks 'tall." "How's that?" "Wall, in de fust place, dar's de rent of de land. Dey might jist as well frow off de rent, but dey won't do it. Den if I git de land an sot out to borry a mule, nobody will lend me one." "Suppose you had a mule?" "Den whar could I borry a plough? Can't raise crops unless ye plow. Den when I got de plough an' went over to Kurnel White's to borry a harness de Kurnel wouldn't be home, or he'd be usln' all the straps he had." "Couldn't you make it go if you had land," seed, mule, plough an' harness ?" asked the Wolverine. "I reckon I might, but 1 dunno. S'posin' de mule expired, or de har ness broke, or some nigger stole my plough?" 'That's so." "An' de old woman might die, or one ob de chil'n git snake bit, or it might rain fo' weeks without a break. Tell jou what, boss, you men up Norf think it looks hard te see so many of us lyin' round de towns without work, but doan' know nuffin' 'bout de perils of gittin right down to hard work an' takin' all de chances. My ole woman says it seems like fly in' in de face ob Providence, an' I reckon she's mighty nigh k'rect." Dr. Chalmers, in one of his dis courses, says : "There is a set ot Deple whom I cannot bear the pinks of fashionable propriety whose every word is precise, and whose every movement is unexcep tionable, but who, though versed in all the categories of polite behavior, have not a particle of soul or ot cor diality about them. We allow that their manners may be abundantly correct. There may be elegance in every gesture and gracefulness in every posture, not a smile of place. and not a step that would not bear the measurement of the severest scrutiny. This is all very fine ; but what I want is the heart and gayety of social intercourse, the frankness that spreads ease and animation arond it, the eye that speaks affabili ty to all, that chases timidity from every bosom, and tells every man in the company to be confident and happy.' TWO WORDS. One man s manner mav be more effective than another's oratory. Wil Ham Pitt once made an attack on Sir William Baker, a member of the House of Commons, in which he charged him with having made large sum of money by a fraudulent contract. Baker rose quietly and said, "ihe honorable gentkraan is a great orator and has made a long and serious charge against me. I am no orator. and therefore shall only answer him in two words : Prove it. Having thus spoken he sat down amid the applause of the members His brief reply gained the ear of tin House, and his manner satisfied all that the charge was a calumny. Two words had refuted the orator's ha rangue. Dr. Curry says the Peabody Fund's income for 1882 is less than it has been. Very little of the fund, he sav's, can be given in aid of schools. The training of teachers i9 now the main end of t he Peabody Trusteees Thurlow Weed's estate is estimat ed to be between one and two mil lions : yet for some years he feared he should come to poverty. CoitlTenaii, Sick Headache, Chronic Diar rhoea, Jaundice, Impurity of the Blood, Fever aad Ague, Malaria, and all Disease X JX caused by De rangement of liver, Bowels sad Kidneys. SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LXVKK. Bad Breath; Pain in the Side, sometimes the pain is felt under the Shoulder-blade, mistaken for Rheumatism ; general loss of appetite : Bowels generally costive, sometimes alternating with lax; the head is troubled with pain, is dull and heavy, with considerable loss of memory, accompanied with a painful sensation of leaving undone something which ought to have been done; a slight, dry cough and flushed face is sometimes an attendant, often mistaken for consumption; the patient complains of weariness and debility; nervous, easily startled; feet cold or burning, sometimes a prickly sensation of the skin exists ; spirits are low and despondent, and, although satisfied that exercise would be bene ficial, yet one can hardly summon up fortitude to try it in fact, distrusts every remedy. Several of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases have occurred when but few of them existed, yet examination after death has shown the I-lrer o have been extensively deranged. It should he used by all persons, old an4 young, whenever any ot the above symptoms appear. Persons Traveling or Urine; In Un healthy IiOcaUtles, Dy taking a dose occasion ally to keep the Liver in healthy action, will avoid all Malaria, BUlons attacks, Dizziness, Nau sea, Drowsiness, Depression of Spirits, etc. Ic will invigorate like a glass of wine, but is no in toxicating; beverage. If You have eaten anything hard of digestion, or feel heavy after meals, or sleep less at night, take a dose and you will be relieved, Time and Doctors' Bills will be saved by always keeping the Regulator in the House! For, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly safe purgative, alterative and tonic caa never De out of place. The remedy is harmless and does not interfere with business oa pleasure. IT IS PURELY VEQETABLB, And has all the power and efficacy of Calomel o Quinine, without any of the injurious after effects. A Governor's Testimony. Simmons Liver Regulator has been in use is my family for some time, and I am satisfied it is s valuable addition to the medical science. J. Gill Shorter, Governor of Ala. Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, of Oa., says : Have derived some benefit from the use of Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it a further trial. "The only Thine that never falls to KeUeve." f have used many remedies for Dys pepsia, Liver A pepsia, Liver Affection and Debility, but bcvs have found anything to benefit me to the extent Simmor.i Liver Regulator has. I sent from Mia. nesota to Georgia for it. and would send further for such a medicine, and would advise all who arc iin ilarly affected to give it a trial as it seems the only thing that never fails to relieve. P. M. Jannet, Minneapolis, Mina. Dr. T. W. Mason says : From actual ex perience in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator ia my practice 1 have been and am satisfied to use and prescribe it as a purgative medicine. 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