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TERMt.--One year. 2: i: utn:
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35 cents ; one month. 20 e'nt: sin.
copy, 5 cent- payable ill adv:niue".
Expirations.-Look at the' print.
label on the paper: the date there,
shows when the :ubcrip tion expire
Forward the money for re wal at lea:
one week in advan'ce.
Subscribers de:iring the adlires
their paper changed nu:t gi;e both t!
old and the new a<dir"ss.
squa:e the first insertion. a(l 5) e"s. "t
square for each subsequ,Ient insertio
-,'y- A. square is the space of nine lini
:; il sohrd bre"vier type.
tii)tiees in local column 12e. per ii:
. a each insertion for on- mo>nth,, long
at inch rate-, w:ti 25 per cent aided.
A reasonable reduction made for :o
vertisements by the three. six, or tweh
From the State Press on the Work <
the Farmers' C"onventt!rn.
It started out to reduce taxes and ren
edy existing evils in legi.lation. To th
ext"nt we were witll those.Y favoring tL
Convention, because we know that thier
has been too much extravagance in tit
legislation and administration of or
government. But when the coaven:io
met, instead of keeping to the line n
its professions it has mapped out ne'
legislation such as an agricultural co
lege and a constitutionail conuventio
which will add from t wo to d00),(00 t
the taxes of the State and which mean
an addition of about two mills on ih
taxable property of the State. It wi
be claimed that the Conlvento:ists pr<
pose to retrench a suflicient amount t
balance the expenditures for an agr
cultural college and constitutional eon
vention. This is impossible without
total uprooting of the preseit ystem (i
our St' e government. But ;1pps
they were to make the two la:ane
where is the reduction of taxes. whicl
the farmers are clamoriig for?
No feature in the prcecedings of thi
mnost remarkable gathering is so promi"
nent as the conplete mastery Mr. Till
exercised over its action.
Nth 0 i0
1 otllt:ng w1e havre. ef RA. jc
Carolina politics has mlle.Mtn
the "bossisn."-Pec Dee Index Xay 5i/i
But the farmers are to blame fu
many of the ills of which they coMn
plain. It is not tiat the land is no
fertile, that ile labor is not tood
that the planting is not prelitab le
The average farmer in South Caro
lina, does not consider himself se
up in busineCss unless he is provide<
wi a horse, a gun andi a stump.tal
dog. Many demand a pack of egg
sucking. sh!eep-killing botunds. Thie
they' must be able to m'ee t at th
cross-road store or tavern, gabble a:
to what they think they' know abiou
politics, curse the Governor anm
State officials, and adjourn to th
farm to find that the *'d-d ni:tters'
have not been working. The end o
the year comes, and the "d-d lii
law" takes whatever they can't spiri
away on tihe und(ergZround railroad
and the "d-d lawyers" arc emlf)oye<
to foreclose their mortg'ages. so tha
it is one "d-d bother fromn ti
time they' 5ow the seed until it i.
time to p)ay up. We do not ivotIe
they are down upon the "d-d liel
nlaw'' and the "d-d lawyers'" and thi
The only part of the proceeding
of the late farmers' convention tha
had a fishy smnell. and lookedl as
Svere poltiets in it. w,as tueL'
deterd)giont to go) home aind organ
ize TtillmttUN's-~ No th" i
not mention w:'ether they were to) b
G. . Tilmanf clubs for ile b,ech
of B. IR- Tillmtan or B. IL Tiinay
clubs for the benefit of Georgc
Lets htear what they' tre-t ()- li
people will know who and whnt nt
are wor'kting for. for we SnPIIOSC tier
will be such a rush that tms t:n5 t
getL' hori' ymied
'rie etut :nd drieCd programmt2i
moderated, perhiaps, by' the frequen
caucu5ss was carried thtrouhI ude
-theC wh.ip of the majoity anid the g:;
lawi, limiting s1:eeches tofve" i
utes, destroy<d all opott1ft to
any' efThetiC Oppousi'n And U:
action of tile convetion. proposin
such radical chiangeCs in the spiri
and)olicy of our governilment, wa
consulmmatedI in less than thirt;
hours : Can thC conventioni then es
''ope(i he ltate to :ae ej
tertit of its rcviv'al serv ees:
the deliberaite eoone usions ' me'
the best treatmlenlt that hmunnn un
-iment can discover for the illsoft
bo - poiic Will it be less tia
crimllial to accept the crude incoric
of two hundli~red anid seventy-tve Inc
rather than to be sure to be right bi
fore going ah1ead?A II.)iiu
so in temporal life there is a lin
beyond which repentenWce and refor1
are imossible.Bar mee l Peo,p e
. i has n;ver been our pleasure to f
:O+ok upon a body of men who seemed
more deteImined to make some ad
vancmen in their callings and pro
sis. Whatcvcr may have beei
the motives whicli prompted the ag
r;cltural "Mose-s" in the present t
mOvemnnt. one tii;ng is sure. and
hat is that there ar: men in the con- 1
vention who will not be ruled by any
Spoliticail .:aogne. or take part in
any ::"t:on which would tend to a
, disruption of State democracy.
e By far the most important resolu
tion a: fpted by the committee, and
r one w ic; (!cVts every individual C
1 taxpayer of. the State, .was one pro- t
vidin,^ for a Ire equitable equaliza- I
e tion of the assessments in all the
counties in the State. Under the P
I- present syst?m in some counties ;
property is assessed far above its 1
real market value and far above what I
it should be. while in other counties
property is assessed too low. This t
question has been agitated by the
press of the State for some time, and a
- all classes will join heartily in the c
s effort to rene(ly the inequalities.- f
I Wun,s. >ro Keestc acn IImddtL. C
e Mr. Pulitzer's Prodigy.
1 Three years ago Mr. Joseph Pul- i
i itzer announced to the wearied read- C
ers of the New York World that d
from that bright May morning the
paper would be under different man
aement. -different in men, measures
e and netlods-different in purpose, y
I policy and principle-different ~ in c
objects and interests-different in IC
sympathies and convictions-differ- C
cut in head and heart." Ile (e- t.
clurcd that there was roo,n in New e
York for a journal that was not only
che:p but bright. not only bright but s
large. not only large but truly Dem- tc
ocratic-dedicate, to the cause of
the people rather than that of purse
potentates-devoted more to the a
news of the New than of the Old tr
-vorld-that would expose all fraud C
and sham, fight all public evils and o
ni d and battle -
.T peff with earnest sincerity.
The WXorld has been run on a high
pressure ever since. It has been p
secsstiona-at times startling. It
ias discarded the dignity. if also the
dryness, of Wm. Henry iulburt's A
World; it has flowered into illustra- b
tions-its best columns becomnng tc
Spicture galleries. Candor compels ti
us to say that the World is not the
highiest style of p)aper in New Yiork
--but it has rapidly become one of
the most popular. It is tireless in
gathering news and "regardless" in
publishing it.
Mr. Pulitzer snows up in p)rints
what hie has done. In the month of
Miay, 186:3, The World printed a
-grand total of 917,04:3 copies. For
the month of *'plril 1886, Th'le WXorld
printed 5,49094 copies. In the
Vtwelve months ending M1ay 1, 1983' a
The World printed 87,148 advertise
mnents. In the twelve mouths ending
MIay 1, 1886. The World printed i
45:,594 advertisements. For the
weeltz en ding Mlay 8, 188'3. the total
circulation of. TIhe World was 1G0.170J
copies. For tihe week ending MIay 8.
188SG, the :ttl circulation of TIhe
W\orld was 1,3 i4,382 copies. The
amount paid for the white paper on -
which The World is printed, for the
first three months in 188:3, was
$1~>.776. 16. Them amount paid forc
-hie white paper on which The Worldc
-was printed, for the first three months
oif1S80, was 830,005. 70.
It sows a vigorous and a v-ersa
e mc.t hod nd has proven an lhon
et -f a oy-den. menmber of staid oli
Priniting house Sqiuare. We cannot
help but wish the new World well.
--Anqn.*1 C;,~h*bi&.IMy 11//h.
Primiary Ecetions.
The papers are again agitating the'
matter of nomninating candidates for P
-(Congress by primnary elections, it j
~s certanf that. the presentL mfoue of
r no::nna tinL by conlventions is hv ino
men cptable to theC people, not
-withstading the fact that thi; re'so'.
r asseef nino present members ofC on
Sgress. are not altogethier unsatisfac- e
toy The principle underlying thec
x mr system is certainly the cor- p
reet one. The dilliculty- lies in its r
appliatio n to the choiCe of. candi- a
dates for. Congress. To go no9 fur
thr !fte plurality plan be followed. U
s th-ebaces are that the most popu
1 lnscontr wllchoose the Con
eressmen: while. undter the majnority ji
- ilan. a~ scond primary would be ne- 1
e es.s-ary at much inconvenience toi
i the voter"s. Inl that event, too. the
s .0o!e w ould lie between the favor-i
a tes of the two most populous coun
- tis A ood middle ground will be1
ound i n the further enlargement ofjt
t representation in the nomiuating coin
a ventions, and in the exercise of more
Vhat he is Going to (10 With His Re
Lines Now.
The Evening News ran up again
lie busiest railroad man in town, an
ecosced Col. R. M. Mitchell thi
norning, as follows:
"Well, Mr. President, what abou
he Carolina Red Lines ?"
--The survey of the Newberry Rel
ine," replied President Mitchell
is progressing quite satisfactorily
preliminary line-has been run b;
hief Engineer Barksdale and hi
orps to Sweetwater church, abou
en miles from the city, and thi
2ornng the engineer corps is en
aged in locating the roadbed pre
ar,tory to commencing the grading
Ce are particularly delighted wit]
aving found a way over the Ham
urg Hills with a ninety feet grade.'
"You will begin grading very sooi
:en ?
"Yes; perhaps in a day or two
nd the track laying will follov
losely. We are now advertisini
>r two hundred railroad laborers
aptain Barksdale estimates that th<
rading from hamburg to Sweetwatei
-ill not cost exceeding $500 pei
ile, which is much cheaper than ]
ver supposed the work could be
one. Ie is the great pathfinder
"IIow long will the main line be ?'
"Say 70 miles to Newberry, and
esterdav I had a letter from the
hiairman of a committee represent
ig township No. 4 of Newberr3
ounty offering aid to bring the road
>ward Union C. II. When we re
eive a definite proposition fron
nion County, which we anticipate
>on. the Newberry road will be ex
mded through Union and perliap,
ork Counties, and into North Caro
na. Thus the main road will prob
biy be over 150 miles long, pene
ating the best counties of Soutl
arolina. With its branches all ir
?eration, this road should bring tc
ugusta 150,000 bales of cotton an
"Iow are the assessments beinE
aid in ?"
"Very nicely. But you know we
ive private subscriptions only in
ugusta and Edgefield County. Th
dance of the road will be built by
wnship, city or county subscrip
"Yes, we will build it. Never fear
at, and when you hear any one say
e will not, put him down as a preju
ced individual or a fool !"
"Other parties are proposing tc
>nstruct a narrow gauge from John.
on to Augusta-are they not ?"
"I have heard there was some such
:eme afoot. The Augusta and
ewberry authorities have nothing tc
>) with it, however. We will build
- our own line, and gladly welcome
1y other narrow gauge which has
ugusta as its terminus, because
eders, come whence they may, wil]
j great good commercially."
"Where will you cross the Savan,
ah river ?'
"That has not been fully decided
e are considering three or foun
:ints-over the S. C. railway or C
.& A. bridge, or the building of ar
idependent bridge by the Sanders
lle railway. I believe, however
iat most of the directors prefei
ossing in the upp& part of th<
--You will build rapidly ?"'
"Yes; you can say that the Red
ine directory have their road as
ired, and not only assured, but thal
will be rapidly built. But you wil
ardon me now."-Augusta News.
bbevile in favor of the Primary foi
Nominaiting a Conigressmian.
TPhe following resolutions wer<
assed by the A bheville Count)
lemocratic Convention.
W/wr,eus. The nominations by th(
emocratic party are equivalent t<
a election, and whereas our Stat<
enator, R epresentatives andl counts
[eers are nominated by primary
tections, andl whereas every Demo
at should have a right to partici
ate directly in the choice of all rep
?sentatives both State and National
nd whereas the convention plan o
ominating candidates for Congrest
revents this direct p)articipation b)
ic whole people.
R'-soved, That we adopt the pIri
iary election as our mode of nomi
ating the candidiates for Congres
a the Third Congressional District
Rescd', That our President bi
structed to correspond with thi
'residents of the Democratic Club:
a the different counties composin!
he Third Congressional Distric
otifying them of our action aral
oiciting the co-operation of thei
onties in the nlan.
The Rival Candidates for (overnor
d Georgia Begin their Canvass.
AU;USTA, G.\., May 12.-TI
Gubernatorial campaign has open;
in Georgia. The lIon. A. U. l;aeo
s of Bibb County, and Gen. Jto.
Gordon. of De Kalb County. a:
t prominent candidates and ire stum
ing the State for nomination ly ti
Democratic Convention. which wi
probably meet in July. The car
paign promises to be spirited an
i heated, as both candidates have
large following. Major Bacon h:
been prominent in State politic
having been Speaker of the House
Representatives for several term
Gen. Gordon has a national reput:
Don't Undervalue the Boys
The following sound reasoning w
find in the American Agriculturis
It would be a benefit to both fathei
and their sons if its precepts wer
more often regarded.
Too many men make their boy
feel that they are of little or no a<
count while they are boys. Lay
responsibility on a boy, and he wi
meet it in a manful spirit. On n
account ignore their disposition t
investigate. Help them to unde:
stand things. Encourage them t
know what they are about. We ar
too apt to treat a bov's seekin
after knowledge as mere idle cur
osity. "Don't ask questions" is poc
advice to boys If you do not eC
plain puzzling things to them, yo
oblige them to make many exper
ments they find out; and though em
perimental knowledge is best in on
sense, in another it is not, for tha
which can be explained clearly doe
not need experimenting with. If th
principle involved is understood, ther
is no further trouble. and the boy ca
go ahead intelligently.
Do not wait for the boy to gro,
up before you begin to treat him a
an equal. A proper amount of cor
fidence, and words of encouragemen
and advice, and giving him to unde
stand that you trust him in man
ways, helps to make a man of hit
long before he is a man in eithe
stature or years.
The Boston Journal of Comtnere
also makes a good suggestion to p:
rents apropos to the above.
Give him tools, says the writei
and let him find out for himisel
,whether lhe has got any mechanic:
taste or not. D)o not discourage hlin:
as parents are apt to do, by saying
"Oh, it is no use for you to try to d
anything with tools. I never has
any taste that way, and of cours
you have not." If a boy finds lie ca:
make a few articles -vith his hand.i
tends to make him rely on himsell
And the p)lanning that is necessar;
for the execution of the work is
disciplhne and an education of grea
v'alue to him. The future wvellfair
and happiness of the boy depends ol
the surroundings of his youth. Whe:
lie arrives at that period in his lif
when he is obliged to choose whot
profession or what line of b,usinies
to follow, it is highly important thar
lie should take no false step. Andi
in his youth lie has cultivated a tast
for any particular branch, tihe choie
of a p)rofession or business will b
nmade more easy.
The Dude Factory.
Mr. B. Ri. Tillman's allusion to th
Citadel Academy as a "dude fat
tory" is perhiaps funny and sma:r
but it is altogether unsupported b
facts, of' which so wise a man as
ought not to be ignorant. The wnt
belb'oa graduates of the State Mil
tary Academy made goodI citizen
-and good soldiers. TIhey were by in
means "dudes," andl Mr. B. R. Til
man, in his wisdom, ought to k no
it. No class has yet gradluated f'rm
the Citadel as reorgainized. an
Iheiice it is impossible to say whieth<
the outcome shall consist of 'dudes
or not. Even Mr. TIillmnan can't d<
cide that matter as yet. But ti
much may be said -that the C itadi
Academy is now a more thorougi
practical and eflicient school than
h as been at any p)revious time in it
We ~~~Yare among those who hav
doubts of the necessity for the Cit:
del as a part of our public schor
system. We rather incline to thin
that were the money spent upon
-devotedl to the South Carolina ('o
lege, and the scholarships in the Ci
adel transferred to thme College, mom
.good might follow. But the Citadi
is here. It is doing a good worn
It is therefore best to give it
Schance to carry on that work:
;least for a time longer. It is cc
Stainly unjust, as well as childish. 1
undertake to bring the institutic
into ridicule by calling it a "duc
rfactory."-WinsborO Neus and Hie
na May 12th.
iE IN nmu SSELS.
shot). in Picture of t:he ) gr<n.ution
o4 tlhe UelgianR Capital.
ie -
! Go from the cafes to the hotels.
n. Thi propriet(rs will wait and fawn
B. upon you-ifvon be well dressed and
re have a few diamond rings on your
p- fingers-just as his parisian confrere
he does. Here von will find those pri
vate rooms--or. as they call them.
!- cabiiet,, particuli.'rs-that are. by
d the 1y. mere imitaiions of the class
a at the Palais , oval in Paris. where
hs gallants eat and drink tete a-tete
S. with the fashionable female tatterde
>f malions of the city, and where mar
. ied women forget their nuptial vows
i- in the arms of dudish dandies. On
the streets after ni_ihtfall we meet
with the same disgusting sights so
common at the same hour on the
e boulevards and Foubourg Montmar
6. tre of Paris-the rough and pow
's dered battalions of smirking vice,
e iaunting its gaudy dresses and stur
ing you im n,iodestl y out of counte
s nance. Stroll into by-lanes and into
alleys, where you will not need very
a much discrimination to see that
I Brussels even exceeds Paris. pro
o porticnally speaking. in the number
0 of its dens of corruption tolerated by
the statute hook and patronized by
0 many who have something to do with
C the manufacture of statutes; dens
where British, Irish, French and
American girls cater to the brutal
r tastes and proclivities of scoundrels
of every class and of all nationali
t ties. (o into society. frequent fash
ionable tea parties, dance at fashion
-sable balls. and eat and drink at mid
e night suppers. and what do you find
except that strange sameness of
s habits and ideas so prevalent in the
Scity by the Seine-the same fashion
e aIle dictun, if not openly expressed,
1 at least. secretly implied and acted
on. that a marrie dame who does
v not afforfherself the luxury of a
s paramour is the wretchedest of sotts;
the sa.ne prurient. practical pliloso
t phy that ties respectably brought up
girls to their mammas apron-strings
f till the nuptial day-a philosophy
n whieb makes the minxes hypocrites
r before mr.arriage and God knows what
after it; the same simpering civili
C ties c (lhan,ed between men and
m1n) or women and women who have
no mtore re(ard for each other than
an Irish dynami'cr has or is sup.
posed to have for the hide of the aver
age Saxon. ()ver the tea-cup) the
Ssame scantdal is bandied about as in
P'aris. Mmec. A. wore. it seemis. the
Ssame dress three times consecutively
at her Lox in the theatre. M. B. is
lproud of thle younugsters. B. never
tileamning,r poo'r soul ! that they are
Sout his own. Mime. C. is stupid
- enough to love her husband. although
Ythe felo lavishes thousands of
franes mionthly on) one of the ae
ttresses of La Mlon naie. &c.
2 So from the tea talde to the political
caucus club, and there you will find
Sthe same political p)rofligacy running
a riot. II' re as there D eputies are
t secret ly paid thousands and thou
ssandts of franes for allowingi their
Snamies to appear 01n the directing
Scompany in the prospectumses of
C fin an cial~ speeulatitnis. IIlere as
e there the D eputs or Senator's
e h)ockets are li ned with gold for beg-.
gi ng ministerial favors. I lere as
there politiel:) ig-.w'gs carry on the
5s:ine Petty i ntrigues. the same double
C faiced chienniery. the same double
dyed hlypocrisy. Whiere pulic po
-sitionis are gZot by bribery polities he
Ycomies a 1 tae, and politicatl traders
e or trickLters) are as proportionately
-niun:rous in l1russels as they are in
Ti - s
T Ihe- 1:nd( Of GranIlt's Story.
n The~ s:econdi v)lum o ( entral
I G rant's autiobiiographyi is out. It
.r t akes up the threal f the story where
"it was dropjped by t he first volume
-an d coni ns muchI that will interest
s readers on this side as well as on the
-1 other side of .dlason and D)ixon's
iline. T1he first tive chatpters are a
.t reprint of the atuthors article in the
s Century of' November. 1:45, for
which they were originally writtten.
e b ut thiere is the following in)terp)ola
ttion of an account of a personal in
d s pection of the piceket lines of his
ownu arnmy and of the Coniifedlerate
tarmy as well:
- --As I wouhi be uinder short-rawge
- i and in an op.in country I took
e 'joltd i\with me eH xcep t. 1 bel ieve, a
h u'ler. who staid some1 d istanee to
.the rcar. I rode from our righlt,
'aroundl to our hlft. W\heni I emnte to
t the~ c amp of' tile picket guardl of' our
- s-id I heard the callI, -Tuirn (out the
uardL f1.or the coimmandingz G;eneral.'
I replied. 'Never mind the guard.'
Fand th'ey were dismissed and went
h ack in their tents. Jnst back of
these. and about cduallv dist:unt from
the creek. were the ,uards of the th
Confederate pickets. The sentinels ti<
on their posts called out in like man- of
ner. 'Turn out tie ?nard for the corn- T
man:in fcneral. and. I believe. ar
added, -General Grant. Their line ci:
in a moment Iont faced to the North. ar
facing me. and gave a salute., which to:
I returned. wt
--The most friendly relations N
seemed to exist between the pickets wt
of the two arnie. At one place ne
there was a tree which had fallen be
across the stream. ani which was pe
used by the sohliers in both armies th<
in drawing water for their camp. cn
General Long,streets corps was sta- C%
tioned there at the time, and wore
blue of a little dificrent shade from
our uniform. Seeing a soldier in
blue on this log. I rode up to him. te
commenced conversin; with him, ani Ev
asked hIP whose corps he belonged no,
to. Ile was very polite, and, touch- sid
ing his hat to me, said he belonged boi
to General Longstrect's corps. I Nc
asked him a few questions-but not le
with a view. of aaining ay particu- sie
lar information-all of which he an- Wo
swered, and I rode off." an
This is a very pleasing picture of me
the friendly relations that are well
known to have existed between the or
pickets of the two armies of brothers, Sh
and corroberates the many stories of ho
the same sort that veterans delight al
to tell. sm
Touching the final scenes at Appo- i
mattox. he says there is no basis res
whatever for "the story of the famous whi
apple tree," and that --mucli-taiked-of a
surrendering of Le-'s sw'>rd, and my att
handing it back is the purest non- iic
sense." 1 never spoke to Ger.ral Trt
Lee about private property or side- Hei
arms, and when I put my pen to the th<
paper I did not know the first word I -or
should make use of. Ile had on a tos
soldier's blouse, with straps of his shi
rank, but no sword. and "must have bu
contrasted very strangely with a man
so handsomely dressed, six feet high,
and of faultless form."
Let the Colored People Alone.
Among the many schemes that
have been devised io employ the lie
United States treasurv. objectionable h
as they mostly are, none has vet been .
presented so obnoxious as that noted 's
in our special dispatches-fron Wash- P
ington. the purpose being to facili
Late the emigration of colored peole an
from this country to A'Yica. o
After twenty year- of failure, the I
North has ceasedL trying to regulate cu
the relations of the races to each i
other in the South. even .John Shier- to
man admitting that the South must
work out her own salvation and that 1
the South can no more be ruled by pa
~ tie'
the North than Ireland by England.
The race problenm at the South is
fiuding its own solution, and the re- a
lations of tile two races to each other
are rap)idly adjusting themselves ac
cording to the laws of nature. Freed
from the interference of political and
social charlatans the whites have eaey
control of the Sonthern States. and*
the colored people, following the lead o
. . .by
of tile sup)eroir race. arc imaprovol~
iln intelligence, ind(ustry and thrift,
and are acquiring, according to their ju
abil ity. the elements of enligh:tened
. . . 'to
c7i vih zatijon.
T1hie chief factor. however in this
adjustment of the di ferences bewe gr
whites anid blacks is the convictionn
that t hey arc and must continue to ap
be 1 welers in the samet land, shatrers n
of a c2iiommo iate-t hat the prosperi
ty or adiversit y of te tommunliity"
inmst ailike affect b oth races. aid thoat thi
their interests. whiile to a certain e:n
tent distinect. amre nevertheless initer
de peienct. This schet'me of colon
zatonm. it a'doipted. wonuld chiange the
whole aispet of a1Tairs. It wouldl
knock the base fr on under the fabric to
of toe new South. which has been "
erected with so1 nuch coKt and pains. ~
atnd which, thoughi yet' incomln)ete, al-.
ready i egins to vic in streng~th and "
spiendor with that old South, whs "
grand archles and e astellated walls at
were shatLtered by the dvnamimte of p
mfodern progiress. T[his schieme wvould um
teach the colored man to hook upone
America as ani F.gypt, and on Africac
Ias the l'romised ILand. It woul fil
the race with a spirit of restlessness "
fatal to progress and prosperity. It
woud hei as dangerou to c onten t - ti
theC South asi divorce lawsv. are to mnat
wiorse, :u241 they are very sensibl
mainll the bcst of i. Iloidl out the.
hop~e of' sepaIration, and1 thei moutiv e
of imutual to.riearancet aire gonie.
nie resul t would14 be another soia
rev olution in tihe Suith. The twenty ta
years that have been spent in accomn- ch:
modating ourselves to free colored co
labor would be waste'i, and another P
score of years be spent in adopting h
m. sety to white labor. IbU
No. gentiemen of Congres ! Leave
e south to work out its own salva
m. 1)o not offer bribes to any part
our population to move away.
ic scheme can work no good to
ybo:y but the Colonization So
aty. That would become a great
.d powerful organization, its direc
rs would grow rich. and its offices
cld alford many fat places to needy
)rthern adventurers. But the South
,uld be unsettled, and of the poor
groes 99 in every 100 who should
enticed from their homes would
rish in the unequal struggle with
difliculties and dangers of unac
stomed surroundings.-Kews and
"ri(r MayI 13th.
The Girl We All Like.
"'The plainest girl I ever saw was
favorite in my native town.
erybody liked her. Beautiful? 0
she is not beautiful-that is, out
e, but inside she is an angel. No,
ly thinks of calling her beautiful.
one of a dozen can tell whether
eyes are black or blue. If you
>uld ask them to describe her they
uld only say: She is just right,
i there it would end. She is a
rry-hearted, fun loving, bewitch
maiden, without a spark of envy
malice in her whole composition.
e enjoys herself and wants every
'ly else to do the same. She has
vays a kind word and a pleasant
ile for the oldest man or woman;
fact. I can think of nothing she
er:ibles more than a sunbeam,
ich brightens everything it conies
contact with. All pay her marked
ention from rich Mr. Watts, who
es in a mansion on the hill, to ne
Sam. the Sweep. All look after
;:-ith an admiring eye and say to
1mselves; 'She is just the right'sort
a girl !' The young men cf the
en vie with one another as to who
ill s:ow her the most attention
t she never encourages them be
ad being simply kind and jolly, so
one can call her a flirt; no, indeed,
young men all deny such an as
tion as quickly as she."
-Do girls love her, too?" I asked.
Yes, wonderful to relate, girls like
too; for she never delights in
rting their feelings or saying spite
things behind their backs. Sh.
always willing to join in their little
ins and to assist them in any way.
ev go to her with their love affairs,
d she manages adroitly to see Willie
Peter and drop a good word for
i or Jennie until their little diffi
ties are all p)atched up and every
ng goes on smoothly again, thanks
her. Old ladies say she is 'de
htful.' The sly witch, she knows
i to mranage them. She listens
tiently to complaints of rheuma
mn or neuralgia, a.'d then sympa
zes with them so heartily that they
Imore than half cured.'.'-Eli
Fix the Responsibility.
While the limited time allowed
n for tihe consideration of the mass
special pens)ion bills sent to him
the present Congress has not per
tted President Cleveland to pass
igment upon them in detail and to
~approve those which ap)pear to him
be without suficient warrant for
atment. he has found suflicient
>unds. in the course of even a
st examination, to withhold his,
proval of two-thirds of the entire
mber. One hundred and fifty-nine
the two hundred and forty bills
1 therefore become laws without
Ssanction of the P'resident, who
s very properly placed tihe respon
>lity for their passage where it he
izs. at the doors of Congress.
The Presidents analysis of this
iss of loose legislation, which adds
the burdens of the tax-payers the
mn of S:15.000U annually, reflects deC
rved discredit upon the methods of
3people's repiresentatives in deal.
zwith this class of claims, and is
a calculated to direct the public
enton to thme manner in which the
biei fu nds are misappropriated
der the pressure of p)urely political
uIsiGerations. The President is
nvinced and with abundant reason.
.t interposition byv special enact
mt shiould be -'rare ande excep)tion
-whecreai- it bias fair, because of
Scomln :aince or t!iidityt of Con
s-men. to icoe thne rule. An
!en-iVe tiureau. i'nlhy equipped for
- exmnli nation or pension1 claims,
1 been organized by Congress for
Sduty. and tho.ugh certainly no
son exists for charging that bureau
th illiberality to claimants hereto
-e. in view of the length of theC es
lished pension roll, scores of
tims are passedi by Congress which
ld not survive the tests of the
asionl b)ureau, and some of which
ye never been submitted to that
..a- teir success being largely
due, as the President states, to mis
directed sympathy rather that to
right and justice.
President Cleveland has acted with
his usual good sense and directness . ,
in refusing to accept any share of the
responsibility for the unwise legisla
tion he has so plainly characterized,
and the blame for which he has so
clearly fixed. It is not improbable
that Congress will be a little more
careful in future in dealing with such
claims, and any plan of procedure
that promises to have the effect of
making it more careful is certainly
desirable.--Kews and Courier May 11.
Death-Dealing Tornado in Illinois.
Ch IcmAco, May 12.-Passengers on
,he Chicago and Alton train, which
arrived to-night, had a remarkable
axperience with a cyclone. At Pon
;iac, Ill., a storm-cloud was seen
,athering in the west and moving ia
a northeast direction. As the train
sped on the storm kept coming near
er every minute and the passengers
>egan to realize that they were being
ahased by a cyclone. Just as the -=
;rain pulled into Odell, Ill., the storm
struck the town and the air was full = .
f debris. In a moment seven stores
ad the h-btel were unroofed and one
arge brick building was nearly de
troyed. Under the wreck of the
structure two children were buried.
relegraph wires in that vicinity are
eported down. Specials from Stre
ator and Rockford, Ill., and Peru,
[nd., tell of a terrible wind and hail
storm at those points. About 5:30
7. m. heavy roaring clouds from the
south and east met just over the city -Y
>f Rockford and daylight was sud
enly converted into darkness. - A
iownpour of immense hailstones fol
towed, greatly damaging 'trees and
breaking windows. In the con
-urrounding Streator rain and hai
raged for an hour and a half.
One of the heaviest storms ever
known struck Joliet about 8 :30 this
evening. A deluge of rain, thunder
and hail inundated the earth. The
thunderbolts were deafening and
electric display unparalleled. A cir
cus show was having a performance
ere, and in the midst of the per
rormance the storm struck the tent,
urning the whole show upside down.,
A. general stampede ensued amid
sheets of lightning, drenching rains:.
and resistless gales of wind. Three --
persons were serionmsly injured by
raling poles. A number were hurt
A Mighty Uncertain Game.
The Buffalo Courier tells an in
eresting draw-poker story, and in.
ists that it is true. The game was
played in a Buffalo hotel by seven
men. One of the players had won'~
$200 and was about to jump the :
game when he picked up a hand of ~.c
four kings and an ace. It was in
vincible because they were not play
ing straight flushes. All came in,
one of them raising they ante $.
Mr. Four Kings just chipped along,
not wishing to keep anybody out.
The others stayed and all drew
cards, the man with the kings throw
ing away his ace and drawing one '
card rather than spoil his chances of
getting bets by standing pat. The
man who had made the ten-dollar -
raise took two cards. Then the bet
ting began. All were driven out
excet the man with the four kings
and the man who had drawn two
cards. They whacked back and forth
at one another until at length, hav-*
ing exhausted all his chips, and f
goe shy for many dollars, them n.
with the kings felt that he had won
all he wanted to, and called. To his
horror hiis r'pponent laid down four
aces. The beaten man howled and
claimed fraud, for how could the
other man have four aces when he
himself had one before the drawt
The explanation was simple. There -
being seven players there were not
enough cards to go around after the
first deal. and so the discards were .
shuled up and dealt for the draw.
In the draw the man who took two
cards and was drawing to three aces
ot the ace which the man with the
four kings had discarded, and Was
thus able to beat his opponent out of -
his boots. This doesnt happen
often. It is a legend in a club in
this city that the same thing did hapa
pen on a.Mississippi steamboat in the
good old days, and that a Louisin
lauter who held the four kings. lost
his plantation to the man who then
secured the discarded ace.-N. Y.~
None is poor but the mean in
mind, the timorous, the weak, and .
nbelieving; none is wealthy but the
affluent in soul who is satisfied and
lweth over.

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