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The Revived Attempt
To Punish the South.
O Wa a Favorite Measure With Him
Wen He Was Representative from
ibolsa-Be gow Occupies a More
Potential Position and Will
4gain Push His Plan.
[Baltimore Sun.]
a the time for the assembling of
.G gress approaches we again hear
o k.plan to reduce the representa
t of the Southern States in the
Hemss of Representatives. This was
aYrito measare of Mr. Henry C.
: uey, a member of Congress from
.ia=i, now postmaster general
a&the United States. Mr. Payne
ed a bill to carry out his de
d "etes the South and ardently
uigi~iits passage He was unsuc
eeeie in his attempt and could
obtain a hearing for his ar
gotgide,the partisan news
:at as a member of the
abinet and enjoying the
of being the political con
of the administration, he now
"yp ;s.a more potential position
did as a member of congress.
eapted now that Mr. Payne
will be expected to en
bill, and without any 1. ompt
:: ' President's message. If
4I to do so, then he thinks
b ia National Convention,
action upon the subject.
to eeprive the Southern
Aportion of their represen
Congress is based upon the
amendment to the Fed
m==on, which was ratified
= of arms in 1866, 1867 and
the entire South, except
population, was disfran
} Section 2 of that amend
as follows: "Repre
shall be apportioned among
States according to their
-numbers, counting the
of persons in each State
Tndians not taxed. But
iight tovote at any election
chie of the United States
rspresentatives in Congress,
and judicial officers of1
othe members of the legis
luaref,is denied any of the
of such State, being
oe ears of age and citizens
States, or in any way
~N~gSIPexcept for participation in
or other crime, the basis of
-therein shall be re
teproportion which the
of such male citizens shall
the whole number of male
twenty-one years of age in
lfteenth amendment prohib
denial or abridgement of the
~ to vote on account of race,
perious condition of servi
~ epresentation of the States
~~~esdown to the time of the
~&~s of the fourteenth amend
was apportioned among the
- according to their respective
which were determined by
~a&gto the whole number of free
~o sthree-fifths of the slave pop
*~isILIn framing or enforcing a
lwbcarry ont the views of the
posmasergeneral there will be many
ac6al difficulties, Of course the ob
)Uinot the bill is to reach every State
ithe South, but ostensibly it will be
dite against those whose constito
-tious contain the socalled'grandfather
LIauqs.' That clause is intended to
disraehseas many negroes as pos
s ible without coming in conflict with
the Ufbeenth amendment to the Fed
eradConstitution. If they disfran
chised the negro because of his race,
then that provision would be null
and void and Mr. Payne's bill would
b~e unaecessary. All that would be
requ2ired would be for the persons sc
unconstitutionally depr.ved of their
votes to appeal to the courts. Bat
no one is deprived of his vote on that
account. The disfranchised people
are Inainly the illiterates. If all the
illiterates were disfranchised, the
ceans would be a gnide to the num
ber, But all illiterates are not dis
franchisedA and it- is practically im.
possible to ascertain with any degree
of accuracy the number disfranchised.
The number, in fact, varies from
year to year.
In the Constitution of Alabama,
for instance, the following persons
who have the requisite qualifications
of ago, sex and residence are per
mitted to vote:
First-All who can read and write
the English langua.e and have been
engaged in some lawful business or
occupation for the greater part of
the 12 months preceding the regis
tration. Second-The owner or the
husband of the owner of 40 acres of
land in the State or of real and per
sonal property assessed for taxation
at as much as $300, the taxes on
which have been paid.
In addition to these all persons
who have honorably served in the
United States or the Confederate
States army or navy and their lawful
descendants and "all persons who are
of good character and who under
stand the duties and obligations of
citizenship under a republican form
of government." It would appear
that to ascertain the number disfran
chised by this constitution would be
almost impossible. The registration
is no guide, for here in the city of
Baltimore there are now over 30,000
people who are entitled to register
and vote and who are not registered.
The South can view with equanim
ity any such attempt upon its con
stitutional rights. Congress has so
long been conducted as a sectional
body that the South would perhaps
fare as well if it sent no representa
tives and took no part in it. The
Southern States, in their poverty and
ruin from which they are now recov
ering, have been levied upon for
many years to pay twenty or thirty
million dollars annually in pension
money to the north, and one would
think that the most exacting, cruel
and relentless conquerors would be
satisfied with that. But it seems
that there is a strong sentiment in
the North in favor of continuing to
treat the South as a conquered prov
Perhaps the real reason why Mr.
Payne and those who agree with him
wish to reduce Southirn representa
tion in the hou..e is found in the sec
ond article of the constitution, which
fixes the number of electors in a
State. This number is equal to the
whole nnmber of senators and repre
rentatives. With any material reduc
tion of the southern vote in the elec
toral colleges it is believed it would be
impossible for the Democrats to
elect a president.
But Mr. Payne should remember
that the history of this country shows
that all such revolutionary schemes
for maintaining party power react
upon the party which attempts them.
The Force bill movement in the Fifty
first Congress was an illustration,
and the gerrymandering of States
has often been found to injure the
party which does it.
Kiss the Hand, Don't Shake It.
[Atlanta Journal. ]
Fashionable folk of Paris no longer
shake hands in greeting. Instead
the man kisses the woman's hand
in old time courtly fashion. If the
two have passed the bowing state he
is permitted to kiss the tips, but only
the tips, of her first two fingers. As
they become more friendly he is al
lowed to approach the first knuckle,
then the second, then the third and
so on to the back of the hand. When
they are very good friends the wrist
may, with perfect propriety, be
if she is graceful and he be an
expert in the social graces, the saln
tation is pretty and picturesque. She
extends a white, jeweled hand with
queenly air and he bows over it
with Chesterfieldian politeness, just
touching the fingers with his lips as
he holds her hand in his. Whether
American I usbands will approve of
the Parisian greeting in the case of
their own wives is a question. For,
of course, with the Parisian stamp
on this revival of the old time salute,
it is likely to become popular in this
Thinks the party Has Regained Its Old
Time Fighting Condition and Can
Hc for One of Its Old-Time
[From the New York World.]
My opinions on political matters
are well known and I should hesi
tate to make any further statement
were it not for the urgent solicita
tion of the World, which is pursuing
an editorial policy that must, in my
judgment, tell for Democratic sue
cess and the public welfare.
Moreover, what I say to the
World's representative will, I know,
be entirely free from the outrageous
attempts lately made to represent
me as endorsing not only undemo
cratic politics, but men who have un
fortunately gained temporary Dem
ocratic notoriety.
It seems to me that the Demo
cratic situation is such as to awaken
the satisfaction and hope of every -
thorough and consistent Democrat.
Our party has certainly regained its
old-time fighting condition and re.
covered the morale that promises old
time success and prestige.
I think, howeve, while we can
safely assume that we are not imme
diately threatened with a repetition
of nndemocratic heresy, there are
palpable dangers to be avoided if r
the rejuvenation of democracy is not.
to be obstructed. The movement
toward this rejuvenation tends to a
complete abandonment of our late 1
yielding to the temptations of expe
diency, as* against a firm adherence -
to Democratic doctrines.
The condition necessitates, in my
opinion, both in the enunciation of
platform principles and the selection
of candidates, a sturdy and deter
mined march to the goal of substan
tial and thorough Democracy. In
other words, I believe that, if the
Democratic party is tempted under a
mistaken apprehension of the mean
ing of the revival of true Demo
cratic sentiment, to stop short of
this goal and temporize by present
ing to the people platform, princi
ples and candidates not entirely in
keeping with an absolutely changed
policy, it will fail to convince the
people of its sincerity or to satisfy
them that it can safely be trusted.
Such a condition cannot better be
described than by the homely illus
tration of a man sitting down be
tween two chairs. Such behavior
would discourage sincere and
thonghtful Democrats now hopeful
and expectant, and repel a large in
dependent contingent who seek re
lief from the headless arrogance of
the Republican party.
It may as well be fully understood:
that any party promising such re
lief cannot calculate that the people
are in the mood to be deceived or
cajoed.by the tricks of expediency.
the movement now under way must P
be pursued with thoroughness, con
sistency and bonesty. There need
be no fear that a radical return to
true Democracy is dangerous toDem
ocratic success. The history of tbe t,
party abundantly shows that it is
only departure from principle and
yielding to temptations for expe- -
diency that have brought disaster.
The hope of the Democratic party
lies in the inevitable discovery by
our people of its beneficient aims
and purposes. Already the benefi- t
ciaries of the high protective tariff 8
are so reduced in number, and the b
benefits derived from protection are I
so palpably lessened, even as applied I
to the selfish interests of those who 1
have heretofore insisted upon its t
continnance, that they are inclined E
to receive with favor the adoption of I
the Democratic doctrine of a tariff 6
for revenue.
The popular apprehension of the ~
evils of aggressive expansion, and
its incompatibility with what has al
ways been regarded as safe Ameri
canism, is constantly growing and<
cannot fail to become, in the near I
future, a most important factor in 1
the political thought of our people.i
The tremenrlous gowth of trusts,i
Iran New Sto
ve have decide<
It is not a i
;helf from, so
Jo odor of n
:lothing whii
late in qual
n any marki
Ve Mean What
And $10,000 wort
Clothing is to be ci
and if anybody car
ment in the lot, w
value of the whole
suits for Men, Y
A fine selection! L
fabrics! Such an
never before been
purchasing public.
& Genuine Cost
Of Clothing is sucl
we must persist
that here goes a Ri
all who want any
Suits will find it <
regret if they dela:
to see how it is.-~
Some and
sellers of $10,04
selling at Co
WP S.-Turn it
ie immense business aggregatio:
id the manner in which they sti1
ealthful comepetition and th.rott
dividual enterprise cannot lor
ass unheeded by the voters of t)
nd. The stupendous governme
al extravagance that now preva
ust at length be appreciatedl
~eope as not only a drain upon th,
arnings and accummulations, but
most pernicious example calc
ated to undermine the love of who
ome eco.nomy among our citizeins.
These topics and others whi
night be mentioned, and the abui
~onnected with them, should be bra,
y and uncompromisingly dealt w
y the Democratic party, as they
avolve Democratic princiiple.
iha have suffHiint fa:th in the
Schloss Bros.' celebratE
Cl( this season, and now to
i to make a change in our bu
-use to get rid of clothi
?ason to season, for fia
ioth balls or creases o
:h is to go in this most
because every garme
ity and style--the best
:t of this country.
We Sayl Now,
h of the very best y' Shoe
osed out at Cost, at cc
i find an old gar- Flor
re will forfeit the an
stock. 'apr
ouths, Boys ! i 44ititio,
.atest styles! Best
opportunity has *Our L
placed before theAn
Sale theE
to t
t a rare event that ~ he
in the statement w ey
mal Cost Sale, and a WeAi
of the splendid a
>ut to their great iA ~Date
/r long in coming i ve
Bee Us! --*<-- Com
30 stock of New Clothing at
st $10,000 Stock of New Clot
and look at it any way you may, it is a C
as telligence and right-mindedness of PREACHER CALLE
le our countrymen to arouse a confidentAtakUoMsnrMd
le anticipation that they will speedily byak~Uo Laury ac
ig confide the treatment of these vital Masons Pres4
me questions to the party which satisfies__
n- them of its intention to deal with[NwanCo
ils them in an honest, unequivocal and [Newre n Co r
ypatriotic manner.Laen, oem r
sir I see only hope and confidence in lar Springs, a leai
as the future of the Democracy, but burch in this county
n-this hope and confidence are based C. Haddock, in the cot
le entirely on the belief that the party mon last Sunday mo
will be true to itself and true to its harsh attack on the 1A
ch profession of devotion to the welfare ros H.Mitchell aed
ie. oftepepe Grover Cleveland. statements, and inqui
ith Ia Mason. He admitte
al not. Mr. Haddock's
NoThough the gas meter never fails to the effect that the
in- to register it has no vote. Masonic tenets were1
)d goods! All bought
be closed out because
siness on January 1st.
ing carried on the
~e or eight years.
f dust of years on
remarkable sale
nt is new, up-to
that can be had
We Are Not Selling
s, Hats and Gents' Furnishings
st, but We do sell the celebrated
heim and Stetson Shoes for men
a fine line of Shoes for women
'ices which will meet all compe
ine of Hats
Gents' Furnishings comprise
lest Qualities and Latest Styles
>e found in~ Newberry or else
-e Strictly Up-To
and We are Selling Goods at
Low Prices.--9*
ne ani Soe Us!
Cost and persisting in
enuine Cost Sale.
THE E.-P. CO..
Dl DOWN{. Bible was trash, and his words are
e i Hi Semonsaid to have been extremely often
Resented by sive to the Masons present. Jeffer
~nt. son Crawford and other leading men
of the church joined Mr. Mitchell in
Irier.] resenting Mr. Haddock's expressions
and he brought his sermon to an
26.-At Pop- abrupt close.
ling Baptist After the service Mr. Haddock was
',the Rev. H. rebuked by several of the congrega
trse of his ser- tion. He is the pastor of the church
rning, made a and a young man.
[asonie Order. Some time ago he is said to have
adiog farmer, made a similar attack on Masonry in
[r. Haddock's Ia sermon in Anderson or Pickenis
red if he were county. Public sentiment seems to
d that he was justify the interruption to the ser
language was mon.
claim that the It takes a photographer to throw

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