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Of New York.
THOMAS A. HENDRICKS
Of I riana.
HUGH S. THOMPSJN.
FO:t LIEUI ENANT.GOVER:N.R.
JOHN C. SHEPPARD.
FvR SII'I:ETARY OF STATE,
J. N. LIPSCOEB.
J. P. RICHARDSON.
FOR ADbJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENER.l.,
A. N. MANIGAULT.
FOR C""MPTROLI.ER GENERAL,
W. E. STONEY.
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C. E. MILES.
FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION,
fOR CONGRESSMAN THIRD DISTRICT,
D. WYATT AIKEN.
FOR SOLICITOR SEVENTH CII:CUIT,
D. R. DUNCAN.
For the State Penatc,
J. A. SLIGH.
For the House of Representatves,
0. L. SCHUHPERT.
W. D. HARDY.
W. W. RISER.
For School Coinmissioner,
G. G. SALE.
For Judge of Probate,
J. E. FELLERS.
For Clerk of Court,
J. Y. McFALL.
J. N. BASS.
For County Commissioners.
E. C. LONGSHORE.
I. A. CROMER.
A. 3. LIVINGSTON.
For County Auditor,
W. W. BOUSEAL.
For County Treasurer,
A. H. WHEELER.
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At Na ebuery ir C
THE CONSCIENCE AND FUTURE
I sat atoiO with :mly co, science.
In a placa Where tnutie h:al crase<l,
An!' we Ialkeal.of our foruierlivinug
Ji the hitl1 there the years hLd etasld.
A n.1 I felt tlat I whul1tl have to answer
The questiona it put to tne,
Aul face the answer ana1 question
Throughout an eternity.
The ghuts of forgotten act ions
Caine fl.aatiag before any sight,
Anti thicas which 1 tl.ought w'-te den-1
Were t.live with a terrible tnight.
Amd the vision tf all my past life
Was en awtul thing to 'ace.
Alone with iny conscience sitting
in that solemn:y silent plac.".
And I thought ofa faraway warni::g,
Ofa sorrow that was to b mine
In at laud that then was the futurt-,
But now is the present tinme.
And I thought of sy former thinking,
01 the juniiit days tob.'.
But sitting alone with iny eot:seletcc
aeetned judgmetnl enough for ume.
And I wondered it there was a future
To this land beyotnd the grave,
But no one gave ne an answer,
And tao te catte to save.
Then I felt that the future was present,
AId tile present would never go hy;
For it was the thought of my past life
Grown into an eternity.
Then I woke from my timo:y dreaming,
And the vision passed away:
And I knew the far-away warning
Was a warning of yestcr.:ay.
And I pray I may not forget it
In this land beyonl the grave;
That tnay not cry in the future,
And0 no one cotme to sat e.
A:d so I have learnt a 1,ssott,
Whirih I otught to have known before,
A tid which, though I learnt it dreaming,
I hope to forget no tnore.
So I sit alone with ny conscience,
In the place where the years increase
And I try to retnetnber the future
In the land where time will cease.
Antd I know of the future judgment,
1low dreadful so e'er it be
That to sit alotie with my conscience
Will be judkment enough for me.
RINGING ADDRESSOFTHE STATE
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO
An Earucat and Effective Arraignment of
Republicanism and Its Methods in the
:State and the Nation-The Duty
of the Hour Eloquently
STATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE,
COLUMBIA, S, C., Sept. 1, 1884.
FELLOW-CITIZENS: A struggle
of far-reaching and wide-spread im
portance is now in progress. By
its results the collective morality
of the American people will be
measured, and their fitness to gu,
ern themselves with wisdom be
judged. To refuse to condemn
crime is to condone it To choose
as President a candidate who has
betrayed a public trust is to invite
and encourage official Infidelity.
In a government of and for the peo
pie, venality in him who Is elected
Chief Magistrate is more porten
tous of ill than the shadow of' the
sword. The wounds inflicted on
liberty by the hand of military
power may, in course of time, be
healed; but national blood poison
ing, by corruption in high places, Is
necessarily incurable. This politi
cal campaign, therefore, concerns
you, not only as South Carolinians,
not only as Democrats, but os
Americans, who know neither North
nor South when the honor and wel
fare ot the Union ore imperilled.
As you value rectitude and constan
cy in the servants of the people;
as you prise the general welftare,
and are resolved to secure to poq.
terity your heritage of freedom; so*
must you, la the coming election,
zealously and unf$nchingly do your
In name, the present political
cont est 1s between two great parties,
the Democratic and the Rp ublicar..
In one of these parties, io1wever-,
the political line is broken. Among
the most ardent advocates of the
election of Cleveland and IIendricks
--the Democratic candidates for
President and Vice-President, are
Republican citizens of unsullied re
putation and high position, who
have hitherto voted the Republican
ticket. Their reasons for severing
old and cherished political asso
ciation.t are best given in their own
words, They refuse to go with the
Republican party, in this election,
because that party offers them, in
the person of' James G. Bl1aine, '"a
candidate who is an unit~ leader,
shown by his own words and his
acknowledged acts, which are of'
official record, to be unworthy of
respect and confidence; w'ho has
traded upon his official trust for his
pecuniary gain; a representative of
men, methods and conduct which
the public conscience condemns,
and which illustrate the very evils
that honest men would reform.'
The Independent Republicans, in
the address adopted at the New
York Conference, say further:
*'While the Republicans present a
candidate whom we cannot support,
the Democratic party presents one
whose name is the synonym of pol
Itical cour4ie and hlonesty and ad'
chargedl every official trust with p
sole r g.-rd to the publiv welfare, s:
and witi just disregardi of nit re 'T
partisan and personal advai.t:tge, li
which, with the applause and con- tl
fidence of both parties. has riised h
him from the chief executive ad. a
iinistrattou of a great c.ty to that el
of a great State. His high sense of w
public duty, his absolute and un- fl
cl:allengeci official integrity, his in. '1
flexible courage in resis.i.g party a
pressure a:d public outcry, his b
great experience in the details of e1
administration, and his command. n
ing executive ability and indepen. "
dtnee are precisely the qualities to
which the political situation de- ii
mands in the chief executive officer cl
of the Governmnen, to resist cor- fil
porate monopoly on the one hand B
and demagogic communism on the ft
other, and :.t home and abroad, r<
without menace or fear, to protect ft
every right of American citizens, R
and to respect every right of fr.end- al
ly States by making political mnor o
ality and private honesty the basis at
of ConstLtional Administration.'' d
In these utterances of earnest and
patriotic men. the Democrats of p,
this State and o; the Un.on find an e<
exact definition of the paramount ej
issue in the present canvass. ei
Again and again, the Democracy ti
have presented to the country can- 0
didates who jo!ued marked ability O
to cleanness of personal character r
and experience in public life. No S
"tattooed man" has ever received ri
the nomination of the National tlI
Councel of the Democratic party. e(
The personal qualitications of the b
Democratic nominees now com- ti
mand the general recognition they ti
always deserved. There is good i
reasons for it. The Independent S
Republicans remind us that the et
country has seen, with surprise and e:
shame, a Republican Vice-Presi- tlI
dent driven in disgrace into private rf
life; a Republican Secretary of War s(
participating in felony; a Republi- B
can Secretary of the Navy growing b
rich, while our fleets, for which tl
millions of money were appropriat. 0:
ed, became the laughing stock of g
nations; a Republican Attorney- s
General accused of sharing in petty 0
frauds. The last Republican Spe.k- si
er of the House of Representatives st
was convicted of nepotism and w
mendacity. Nefarious associations "
for obtaining corporate contracts
bestowed their "gratifications" and l
"tokens of thankfulness" upon the 19
Bepublican who was elected Presi- 0
dent four sears a_,o. Fresh, t'.o, l
in public memory is the story of Li
the star-route frauds, of the doings 8s
of the whisky ring, of the land tr
grants to grasping corporations, and f
the land grabs by alien absentees. ti
The people, this year, were ripe for ',
political revolt, but the managers of g
the Republican machine scoffed at C
criticism and hooted at warning. W
Rendered reckless by a long lease u
of misu-ed powe~r, debauch2d by S
ill-gotten gains, the machine-made ti
delegates in the Republican Con- "
vention chose as their party's can.
didate for President a man who W
attracts to him, as with a magnet, c
each official reigue and hungry e1
knave; and who draws to him4, as tI
like unto lika, every political specu, 12
lator who craves the means of pe, d
culation in the future, or who needs b
immunity for misconduct in the y
past. So it is that, in the person
of the leading candidates, Cleve- it
land and Blaine good and evil will g
strqggle for the mastery in Novemi- e:
The succes gf #be Pernpcracy is ti
desired by legions af citigens whiq Yi
have heretofore looked upon the p
Democratic party with dislike, if e:
not with distrust. Former diffor- o
ences are forgotten, now that tihe a
goiintry mget choose between the c
high:pi4ed hamignof adminis- ti
prative Feforrg' and the self-regard- a
ing representatiys pf what is most c
debasing In Amerlices pqblip lifte di
In the 4lays of the RevolutiQunspy bi
war, the erlhatLe~d freemen of the p
UTnite4Cqlogies were qne in thought, co
one 111 pgrpqse, gnp In action. n
Wh4teyej thsig former asqqcmatiqns n
or prejudice.; wasthey they dwelt y
on the silvery IIudson ou tie tawny y
James; whether they tramped y
through the pines of the Carolinas y
or shivered and starved on the o
slopes of Valley Forge. their only L
thought was to dare all things, to a
endure all things, to do all things. n
in order to win tile right of self'-rule u
and accomplish national indepen- n
dence. This year, also, the Amer
ican people fight for freedom and
deliverance-freedom froi~ a ah
tyranny of wrong, and delWe-rancer
from the despotismn of corruption. ~
In iuion, for the UTnin, is political
strength and victory. e
Fellow-citizens: You would, as a
loyal Democrats, take an active pt
part in the present campaign, even 6
if you were absolutely sure that, t
whatever the event in November, t
you would retain a frugal, just and ,
capable government in your o 'n c
State. But you have not that cer- p
tainty. Upon the election of Blaine, a
the political cauldron would again i
babble in this State, and in every c
State similarly circumstanced. The g
defeat of Cleveland will palsy the '
armsa of those Republicans who have I
h:therto striv'en to eheek the fsro- 1J
tity ama harb thei ranacI2 af ik .
>litical freebooters who have clc
:n Mr. lItaine as their chief.
h:oughtlful and high-minded Repub
cans, in every state, now pledge
icir votes to Cleveland, because
is the embodiment of the idea
(d fact of govtrnment purity and
f&ienty. Failure in November
ill deprive them of political in.
Lence for mnny years to come.
he Federal ollices. big and little.
-e countc.i by tens of thousands;
It there is not scope and room
iough for the profitable employ.
ent of the gentry who, as they
ill not be dtad-heads in the en
rprise" and - see various channels
which they can be useful,' will
anor for participation in the pro-.
s. They will demand. in case of
laine's election, the opportunity
r more stealing, more rapine and
bbery, in the South. The pretext
r a new crusade is outlined in the
epubli,an report on the Copiah
rair, and is hinted at in the letters
Mr Blaine and General Logan
cepting the nomination for Presi
iit and Vice-President.
The Democratic party, the white
oplL of the 8tate and their color.
I allies, have conducted, the gov.
-nwent of South Carolina for sev
years. In every department of
e State Uovernment, in every walk
life, are the marks and syrbo:s
intelligence and upright rule.
he chief executive officer of the
ate has guarded vigi:antly the
ghts of the people. taking care
at the laws are faithfully execut
1, in mercy. The judges on the
mnch, in their ability, conscien
ousness, and their high concep
un of their duties, are worthy of
e day when the decisions of,
)uth Carolina Judges were respect
I throughout the land. The public
cpenditures have been diminished;
e interest on the publit debt is
gularly and promptly met. Tihe
hool debts, contracted by the
epublicans and left unpaid, have
en lifted from the shoulders of
e educational system; the nnmber
pupils in the public schools
-ows rapidly; the length of the
hool session is extended; the pay
teachers is increased. On all
des there are evidences of that
eady and healthy growth which
as impossible during the agoniz.
ig years of Radical dominion.
D vast has been the improvement
the condition of the State that it
estimated that the whole income
the people of South Carolina in
383 was considerably greater than
ieir whole income from every
>urce in 1860. Of all this-of the
anquility, the security, the com
rt, the self-respect, the progress,
ie pride in your State and in
Durselves which Democratic rule
Yes and secures-the defeat of
leveland and the triumph of Blaine
ill threaten to deprive you. Nat.
-ally, your first thought is of the
tate Government. You control
at government in all its depart
ents. In its effect upon your
irtunes, in what it assures and
hat it promises, the value of that
>ntrol is incalculable. With the
ection of Blaine the old difficul
es will return. The defeat of the
emocratic candidates for Presi
eut and Vice-President in Novem.
er will weaken that control. Nay I
riu may lose it altogether.
1Fellow,oItuens, 14Lak of success
a campaign so suspiciouisly be.
un, and under circunstances so
itraordinarily favorable, will ine.
tably loosen the ties which bind
ie Democratic party together.
et another catastrohe at the
all will yog4ey it di egit in the
itreme tA peIn$gin $h D)esperattc
ganisation in its presen't breadth
rid vigor. Faint-hearted Derno.
*ata will be tempted to adandon
te lqsing side and soek znew allI
rices. Opposition to the Demo
'atic party in this Stte~ will, in.
eed, be alarming, when a strong
ady qgf while Democrats, seeking
ali$ieq} Indepdudence, shall give
hesion and energy tp the colored
asses. From such an alliance
aught but evil can come. '1 hen
nur choice would lie between sub
~iniq nd revolution. Even if
ou cap, pw'q yens bene. and two
ears afterward, eseet such a Dem
eratic government as that which
ie State now possesses, you will
dill in the event of defeat in the
ational arena, be confronuted with
lals and dangers from which you
ow are free.
It is evident that there cannot be
av thorough harmony between the
ices, any general co-operktion for
ie advantage of the State, any
beolute assurance of the perman
nce of Honest Home Rule while a
orde of office-holders, scattered
myongh South Carolina, use the
ower and authority of the United
tates as a cloak and a shield in
neir plotting against the tranquili
f' and welfare of this Common
realth. They distort facts; they
irculate falsehoods; they warp the
ublic service to partisan ends.
uch conduct is mischievous enough
ri States where the voters, as a
lass, are thoughtful and intelli
ent. It is criminal in a State
here the ma'ority of the roters are
gnorant, er ulous and snapicious.
Th;e freedman is only too ready to
-isld blind abeslmin Wtim.
tisan behests of Federal otticials.
To his untutored mind they reI>:e
sent the United States on the hust
ings in the same sense that they
represent the Government in any
dr partinent of the public service.
A nd the proressional banditti who
perve. t to the uses of a politieal
party the agencies which were
created for the general good. run
no risk of immediate punishment
or loss. Upheld and rewarded, in
any event, by the party in power at
Washington, defeat in this State
does not dismay them. The cus.
tom houses, the postotilices, the
bureau of interna. revenue, the
court rooms of the United States
%,ommissioners are their entrench.
ments, their hospitals, their camps
of refuge. They sally forth like the
treebooters of old when there is
any hope of plunder. When they
meet with sturdy resistance they
retire in haste to their strongholds.
There they repair damages at the
public expense. There they plaster
their wounds with government
notes paid out to then for sup.
positions services. There they
live and thrive, growing sleek and
fat whoever else may suffer. The
flag of the United States, waving
over them, renders the den of thieves
as inviolable as the Temple of Lib
erty itself. These knaves, these
raiders, thi"sc robber.- must be
bainisihed fron the public places
which they defile and desecrate.
Put in the Federal oflices zealous.
pure and industrious men, who will
show their respect for the govern.
ment by niking it respectable, and
the political reformation and in.
dustrial restoration of South Caro.
lina will be comp.ete. The cload
which now veils the evershining
sun of progress and content wilI be
dispelled, and the United States
Government, as known and judged
by its officers and immediate re
presentatives, will become a trusted
agent and friend, looked upon by
all good citizens with pride and
satisfaction, because worthy, in
every part, of the Republic and its
Fellow-Citizens: You have every
incentive to labor unremittingly
until the polls shall be tlosed on
the 4th day of November. You
will do this, if you value good gov.
eminent at home, and desire that
it shall be made perpetual. You
will do this, if you desire the con
tinuance and growth of good-will
between the diverse elements of
otr population, so that the great
political and industrial problem of
the century shall be safely and
peacefully solved. You will do
this, if you desire that the United
States Government shall be as ir
reproacbable as the government of
the State. You will do this, if you
wish that the American citizen
shall be respected everywhere and
his rights be jealously protected.
You will do this, If, In the momen
toua st ruggle now in progress, you
desire that good shall triuniph over
evil, right over wrong, purity over
impurity, fidelity in public life over
blistering rascality in public offiee.
For your own sake,.for the well,
being of your families; for the con.
servatlon of your property; for the
sake of those who are to come after
you and to whom you desire to trans
init unhmpaired the beneits of the
republican Institutions which your
fathers founded; for all that you
possess and all that you require,
we most earnestly exhort you tc
spare no pains and fail in no egar
(g give a sweepinig mjonl4 fon
Clevelan4 and Iiend4icks at the
polls is Santh Carolina In Novem.
ber, Let your courage be equal U0
your hopes, and you canniot, will
JA MESF. Z LA R, ChaIrman.
Wn.JB Joxzs, Secretary.
GEO. D., BRYAN,
W. T. BROOKER,
GEO, W. CROFTL,
W ,J. G 41N
Gib 18 WER,
D. F. BRADLEY,
R. P. TODD,
T. If. CL A KE,
C. E. SPENCER,
E. C. McCLURE,
J. W. WILLIAMSON,
J. F. RHAME,
J. M. JOHINSON,
R. D. LEE,
S. H. RODGERS,.
F. W. DA WSON.
$10,000 changed hands ona dog
fight near New York on Wednes
300 electric lights are being po
$n the McAden cotton factory a
Lowell, N. C.
There are twenty-five saw mill
In operation between Lynchbur
and Danville, near- the Virgini.
The wealthiest man in the work
is the Chinese banker, H an Qua, o
Cant.,. He pays taxes upon at
estate of $450,000,C0O), and is esti
mated tc be worth a billion taels
which in our money, would be abou
nourlti hundred nullan dollirs.
3Itto.asIkRtUSi'., Ns.:w Yest
About as conceited a body of
semi literary donkies as ca:, be
found in the world are the theatri.
cal critics of New York. Superci
liousness and conceit is the charac
teristic of the drama-li critic every
where-in London, Paris, Vienia
or Berlin, but though the dramatic
critic of Paris may be and is an
intolerable ni.isance which it 'is
difficult to bear, the dramatic critic
of New York is an affliction which
an ouuts to a positive calamity.
He is either some fellow who has
crawled up to position by reporting
trials in the police courts, and low
political ward meetings, or he is
some l,roken down amateur or t.ad
actor, who having been the deadest
of all dead failures himself, gratifies
his malice t;y maligning and black
mailing every deserving p4rson who
refuses to tolerate or notice him.
I have in my mind's eye the spleeny
dramatic mouthpiece of one of the
largest, if not the most respectful
journals in the city. Two entire
columns, worth hundreds of dollars
for advertising purposes, are given
up to this worthy each week, and
his articles for years pa.st have been
given up to t;:e most scurrilous
abuse or the boshiest of gush. Mrs.
Langtry forgot to look at him on
her first arrival and the vocabulary
of abuse was exhausted on her.
Seeing her trror she gave him a
wink of her beau:ifnl eye and the
lsohenian tiger roared me as gently
as a sucking dove. He hid his
teeth, Le pared his claws, he laid
down at the feet of the Jersey Lily
like a poodle dog. I don't know
that she slipped a ten dollar bill in.
to his coat tail pocket, but I de
know that from that day to this the
divine Englishwoman has been to
this dramatic Cerebers the most
exquisite pink of perfection. - The
woman, though good-looking, is not
and never will be a third rate ac.
tress, and yet to read the gush of
this donkey one would suppose
that she was the dramatic revela
tion of the century. Place no re
liance whatever on the dramatic
criticisms of any paper in the City
of New York; they are merely the
peraonal experiences and prefer.
ences of a set of dissipated Bohe,
mians, who if admitted to the pres.
ence of an actor or an actress and
receive what they consider the
proper respect due to themselves,
and what that proper respect is ad.
mits of the most liberal interpreta.
tion, will ill whole columns in their
praise ; but if denied an interview,
during which in defiance of all de.
cency, they consider themselves
privileged to examine into the most
private affairs of their unfortunate
victims, irrespective or talent or
merit, they. will hunt the victims
down if possible and keep barking
at their heels as long as their bark
can be heard. It is amusing tc
hear with what an air of anthority
these blockheads speak of the high
eat and divinest art. They will
give their advice as to how things
ought to be done to ladies and gen,
tiemen, the latchets of whose shoes
they ate not worthy to unloose, I4
New York we have a pretty good
chance to see much of the draumatk~
profession. There are several large
theatres here with companies c1
thirty or forty people, and I wl
enigage my word, for 1 know where
of I speak, a more respectable, in
telligent, quiet, refined and unob
.trusive body of people is not to be
found in any other profession 1t
New York or elsewhere. They art
infinitely above the dissipated vag
abonds who represent the dramatis
critics of New York. The drama4
season opened in Neyr 9 tb
week, and the eqgmp#es are ex
ceptionally syang, and the sesor
will be pne or unusual activity, and
from the character of the plecel
presented it is safe to prognosticate
prosperity. The ciy Is unusuallj
full and with our fnsting popula.
tion of 50,000 it Is np *pgder th,l
our places of amnuement thrive
The p lane of amusement has beer
steadily elevated fur the past twen
ty years; the scenic effects and coo
tumecs are In themselves a revela
tion, and while the character of th4
dramatic pieces lack the classi<
flavor of those in vogue for forts
years ago, It Is nevertheless truw
that many pieces which were the!
received with great popular favo:
would now be hissed from th4
Monday was the day set apar
for the great labpr dempnstration
and notwithstanding the rose colo
red reports sent out by the press
the affair looked to me like a faill
Lure. The main body marched tw<
abreast and the lines were far apart
I sat on the steps' of a house c1
Fifth Avenue and should say tha
at the most there were not to es
ceed five or six thousand, one-hal
of those mere boys. The princi
pal banners were made of whit
Icloth-each having an inscril:
'tion inviting the world In gee
eral, to Boycott somebody. Th
Tribune office seemed to come i1
for something more than the gee
b eral malediction. The banners call
i on the Dauple to hicociat th~
Trilnne outnumbered all others
three to one. Rogers, Peet & Co.,
the great clothiers, were und'er gize
ban.. and both the O'Neils, of dr -
goods fame, came in for a kick. I
expect that any of these br i
handed sons of toil would haej.
thought it a very hard and gruel. -'
thing if Rogers, Peet & Co. or the
O-Neils had disecbarel a man and
then gone to every man inside and
out of their lines of l>usines: and
had requested every one'they met
not to employ him but to drive him
forth an outcast, with:every man*
hand agai:,st him. It will be a bad
day for this country if the misera
ble principle of boycotting ever '
gets a footing here. There was no
a man or boy in that procession
who would not have considered it a
gros4 outrage if the pr(neiple w-re
put in practice against himsel, One
paper puts the procession at 10,000.
I can only say if there were'that
number I did not see them. One
of- the great features of the affair
was the trernendous reception given
to the Black brigade-there were
not to exceed forty or i ty of them,
but they were certainly among the
most respectable dmarch. They '
seu med to realize that the Emanei.
>atio,n Proclam:.tion was an accom.
l>lisbed fact, and thaw :rom this time
forth th.y can hold their heads
errect in the Grand Army of Labor ~
As they proudly marched along,. .
having been accorded a- most hon
orable position right in the centre
of ti.e line, they were cheered by
their white colaborers from the
time the pronvssica started till It
closed. The day was one of the
season and the demonstration
wound up with Joyous meetings all
over the city.
The robbery of the city by the
Board of Aldermen of a million of
dollars or more has caused tre
mendous excitement and may lead
to a political revolution here-like
that which occurred in Brooklyn.
The fact is a lot of low ruffians in
the different wards have banded
themselves together for the purpose
of plunder. The city treasury with
an income of thirty-five or forty
millions per annum is a prize worth
working for. The three Halls-Tam.
many, the County Democracy and
Irving Hall, divide the spoils amon$
them, each ready to kill the other
for his share of the loot. A mote
disgraceful organization than the_
present Board of Aldermen does
not exist in the United States. To
see them in session one might it.
agine himself in the Rogue's Gal.
lery. If they were indicted for
crime there is not a jury in the
world that would not acquit them o'n
the ground that they were not re- -
sponsible, as it was the nature of
the baste. They are a hard look.
ing set; graduates of the rum.
mills and the slums, and New York
deserves to be robbed when she
elects such rascals to rule her.
Once more our schools are open.
ed and the little angels wlio have
almost crucified us for the past t wo
months are once moere turned over
to the public -Instructor. In New
York and Brooklyn are not far frcm -
a quarter of a million of childrtn.
The Lord be thanked we have got
them safely penned for another ten
sponths, with some slight intermis,
sions, which we can stand.
The pastors of our various fash
IQnable churches put Ip an appear.
anee last Sunday, th~ough I regret
to add that Brooklyn still mourns
for Beecher and S3rother Talmage,
and refuses to be comforted. Broth
er Beecher alwasys suffers from hay
fever In Aggst and September and
so glyes lyouth Church a very
wW4e berth ti-lthe cold weather sets
in, and Brother Talmage having
laid up a goodly amounitof treasure
where the rust doth pot consume
and thieves cannot break In and
steal, on which no doubt he exetg
to draw for the next hundr'd mil.
ljon yests, is now engaged Ip
p$hpping shekela for home con.
mumption before he starts upon bi1
long journey. Enowing full well
that in this wicked and material
world of ours, the butcher, the
baker and candlestick maker must
all be provided for, Brother Tal,
mage declares he must have rest, he
must have rest, he can't get along
without it. He takes two monthq
for which he gives po equivalent.
IHe ispaid to rest, hut he does not
rest, but works harder, making
inore 3nq)uey than he .does atapy
other season of the year. .He wfll
mnEke two or three thousand dollarg
in his vacation. E'p:ne of his con
gregation think that Brother Tal.
mage is not doing exactly the
square -thing-working for somne:
body else, when they are paying
him a thousand dollars a month tq
recuperate is drooping spirit4.
From a Christian standpoint it cer,
tainly does look queer.
-Familiar faces are back on Wall
f street, and if our capitalists have
- |not got rid of all their loose cbange
at the watering places. we may look
for a stock boom. Look at it but
-don't go in.
lRain has at last fIse -
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