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njje iu Texas, and the town of Waco pro-
poses to exhibit a quality which is deemed
palatable without mixing. Keutuckiaua
would doubtless be vfeieoms visitors at the
Waco water carnival, which, unlike other
carnivals, will offer a guarantee against
! resultant headaches.
A WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL.
The New York Journal of Commerce
says; "We are surprised to see that some
of those who have t^keu notice of Mr. Wiu-
doiti's plan discuss it with rvferonceto some
supposed obligation which tue people of
the United States owe to tho producers of
silver and to their allies who have schemes
of their own to force the product upon the
treasury. The New York Tribune states
that the measure 'des rves the most careful
attention, not merely us a mode of escaping
from existing dangers, but us a brave and
praiseworthy endeavor to solve the silver
problem on tho busis of justice for all.'
The 'existing uangors' arc the efforts
o£ those who a.-e aiming at a silver stand-
ard, aided by the pledges of the dominant
party mndo before election, and which they
are now urged to redeem. 13ut whut 'jus-
tice for ail' has to do with tho projoct to
compel tho peoplo of the United States to
buy the entire product o! any particular
commodity, and to pay for it out of the
public treasury, when neither th y nor the
government which represents them has auy
use for it, wo can not so well determine. It
is a pitiable spectacle to see the adminis-
trators of public affairs thus cornered be-
fore the onslaught of a eelflsh interest
that is absolutely without excuse for its
raid on tho treasury." The Journal 3tates its
main point sensibly auilforoibly. Itis never
lacking in vigor, though it is sometimes
wrong, chiefly through looking so hard at
one feuturo that another is not seen. Ail
extensive readers will have already per-
ceived that the silver organs are not re-
sponsible for Windoin's scheme. Then it is
not quite right to charge it upon tho silver
minors without proof. Their general
opinion seems to be that Windom, the Now
York Tribune and tho supporters of tho
Windom scheme generally are tempt-
ing the silver men with a tricky pro-
posal. Granted that the silver miners
aro selfish enough to engago in some
special legislation, it is hot believed
that they prompted the Windom bill or
that they are supporting it. The appear-
ance is that the goldmeu originated the
scheme, but would like to saddle its im-
moral features upon tho silver miners,
simply because there is an opportunity to
tell the publio that it is a deal iu the silver
interest. As it is made to look that way
many will believe at once that the mining
interest is tho father of it. The
supporters of the Windom bill may
also apprehond that it will fail; and
wlieu beaten by tho votes of advocates
of silver coinage, tliay can revel in tho idea
of publishing tho statement that a silver-
men's raid on the treasury lias been de-
feated. Hut let Mr. Carlisle bring in a bur-
lesque subsidy bill, so extravagant as to de-
feat its own alleged purposes, and then
charge it on the subsidy men. Would that
be permitted to affect public opinion against
them? Wouid itindoed, especially if snugly
ensconced in tho bill there wore a provision
that subsidies wore to be suspended? The
really pitiable spectacle is that the admin-
istration descends so low as to play the part
of tempter and seek to secure demonetiza-
tion by a piece of trickery.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1890.
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A. H. Belo & Co., Publishers.
Galveston, Tex., January 1. 1890.
The state treasurer of Kansas was ap-
pointed to a position on the Santa Fe rail-
road and tried to hold both offices at the
same time, but the press kept up such an
incessant fire on him that he concluded to
resign the treasurership, from which it
would seem that the railroad offers better
pay than the state.
-The attention of Mr. Wattereon of Ken-
tucky 'a respectfully called to a proposed
"wate'y carnival" in Texas. The distin-
guished Kentuekian may curl his lips in
derision, b?1' >' is nevertheless a fact that
water has bet'^IPe yuito popular as a Jsever-
The Biclimond (Va.) branch of the evan-
gelical alliance hus received from its com-
mittee a concise report relating to some
changes proposed in t he manner of conduct-
ing funerals. The views advanced are in
harmony with those reported from abroad
by thoughtful writers and preachsrs who
have taken an interest in the subject and
considered it from a sociological point of1
view, while some of the points presented
refer more particularly to religious observ-
ances and some are either less to be consid-
ered or moro to be overruled in the southern
climate than in the north, where times may
be optional. Tho first recommendation is of
this class. It Is that Sunday funerals be
avoided if practicable. Tho question of
sermons and addressos is deemed to admit
of no peramptory rule. When the com-
munity is generally affected by the death
of an individual, somoexpression of thought
from the pulpit on tho life of the deceased
is wise uud necessary; "but it is safe to say
that the cultivated moral sense of the com-
munity is less and less in sympathy with
funeral discourses. The psalms and por-
tions of the scriptures which are ordinarily
read or sung on such occasions, expressive
of the shortness and uncertainty of life,
can not be made more imprestive
by any words of man." It is sug-
gested that greater privacy be ob-
served regarding the last look and
leave taking, that the company in attend-
ance'should not be subjected to the pain of
witnessing these sad farewells. To thiB end
the coffin should be closed before the com-
pany assembles. It Is set forth that sinco
funerals must occur at all seasons of the
year it is not well to stand with uncovered
head for a quarter or half an hour on the
wet ground. It is thorefore suggested that
the custom be modified according to plain
reason with regard to the welfare of the
living. One of the most important points
touched upon is the expensiveness
of funerals. Customs dmiand such expense
that many familios are straitened for months
after the funeral because of tho amount
expended. "This could be best corrected
if the rich would set the example of as much
economy in funeral expenses as is consist-
ent with the respect and love they cherish
for the departed, and it is not beyond the
province of tho pulpit to urge a denuncia-
tion of extravagant display at a time which
speaks so impressively of the emptiness and
vanity of all that is seen and temporal."
There is nothing eccentric In these sugges-
tions. Good taste, true respect and moral
courage are converging to bring their
The demagogues appear to have things
all their own way in New York. A bill is
now before the legislature of that state for-
bidding the presence of Pinkerton's detect-
ives within its borders. The law is possi-
bly a good one, but that is more than can be
said of the motives of the man who intro-
duced the bill.
Citizens of an Illinois community have
petitioned the postmaster general for a
postoffice to be named La Grippe. They
probably desire to commemorate the visit
of so distinguished a foreigner and select
this means of perpetuating his memory
without making it necessary for him to call
The Boston Herald was called to time for
saying that Dudley had been indictsd in In-
dis.na, and it makes the following explana-
tion; "JUi reply to ttie note of Colonel 'A A,
Smith, in yesterday's Herald, referring to
our mistake in spying that Colouel Dudley
had been indicted in Indianapolis, we have
to say that the, statement was purely a caso
of heterophtuay." it goes without sayiug
that Dudley made a dive for a dictionary
when lie s,«w that last word to find out what
horrible thing the Herald was accusing
The Now York papers claim that the re-
publican members of congress can not af-
ford to prevent the holding of the world's
fair in Now York, because tho republicans
cau not risk the danger of having tho fair
turn out to bo a failure, and New York is
the only city that can insure its success.
This is r-i ingenious plea, but Chicago and
St. Louis can advance it as well as New
York. From the present outlook ft seems
highly probable that the wholo thing will
fall through, and that there will be no fair
Mr. IIaruison has queer ideas on the
subject of morals. He roceived a friendly
call from Mr. Foraker and treated him with
courtesy, but he keeps Dudley at arm's
length. It seems that Mr. Harrison has
reversed tho usual order of things and that
a dishonest scheme successfully carried out
is all that makes a mm dishonorable and
unworthy to bo treated as an honest man.
According to this standard Foraker is all
right, because hig dishonest scheme was
A New York paper took a vote of its
readers, lasting through many weeks, as to
who is the most popular man In New York,
and it proved to be a very close race be-
tween Mayor Grant, Chauncey M. Depew
and Father McGlynn. The admirers of
David Bennett Hill will regret to learn that
he occupied a place near the bottom in the
scale of popularity, while the distinguished
predecessor of Dr. Harrison occupied a
place well up in the front. New York is
with the begi nning of the new year there
was a promise that Census Superintendent
Povter would start tho enumeration at
once, with all the preliminaries complete
and a prospect of having the work done
with neatness and dispatch, but thus far
the only progross made appears to be in
quarreling over the appointment of suffi-
ciently partisan republican ceusus takers.
Dr. Harrison's is a great admlnistratiou,
George W. Duprk, editor of tho New
Orleans States, was waited upon by the
bearere of a challenge to mortal combat to
satisfy the lacerated feelings of another
New Orleans editor, but Editor Dupre de-
clined to accept tho challenge on tho ground
that all his time was occupied in editorial
work, and besides he did not consider duel-
ing a proper way of settling journalistic
controversies. He probably thinks it is
better to be a live editor that a dead duelist.
The Maine railroad commissioners have
at last settled the grade crossing question
iu that state. They state that they "feel it
to be their duty to require all ways here-
after laid out across the main line of a rail-
road, especially in thickly settled portions
of our cities and villages, to be constructed
so as to pass ovor or under such track, un-
less such a construction would be attended
by extraordinary expense and inconveni-
A weather crank has coma to the front
with a theory that relieves General Greely
and the gulf stream of all responsibility for
the present warm wiuter. This crank as-
serts thut the north pole has moyed ten
miloB further away from the equator. This
fellow is bold, to say the least of it, though
he is not bold enough to explain how the
equator and north Dole managed to get
away from each othor.
TnE Brazilians are evidently hard up for
ready cash, for they have just passed a law
that all foreign companies doing business
in Brazil must transfer two-thirds of their
capital to that country and keep it there.
It is altogether appropriate that the con-
tested election cases iu congress should
open with that of Mudd. He will not only
be iu the first case but will be slung around
extensively through all succeeding ones.
In the opinion of the Kansas City Star
Senator Ingalls' late foreniic eruption had
a good deal more to do with the IngallB
race in Kansas than with the colored race
in the south.
The pistol toting law is good enough if it
were enforced, but it isn't.
Ooru Fifteen Cents.
A Kansas congressman wants investigated
"the cause of the present depressed condi-
tion of the agricultural interests. These
slurs upon our "home market" should not
be tolerated in a protective congress. [Lou-
Mr. Cleveland's guaranteed income from
the law firm with which hois connected as spe-
cial counsel is 885,000 a year.
Gladstone in a lato Nineteenth Century
article intimates that Swinburno will bo poot
aureato after Tennyson dies.
Ex-Senator Tabor of Colorado, having re-
covered all tho money he lost in mining ven-
tures, Is expected to try onco moro for the
United States senate.
Miss Eva M. Blown, only daughter of
John Brown of Harper's Ferry fame, is the pri-
vate secretary of Henry H. Faxon of Quincy,
Mass., and has the management of the Quincy
man's political temperance bureau.
Vice-president Morton's every day lunch,
which he takes in the senate restaurant, is a
bowl of bread and milk, accompanied occa-
sionally by a bottle of beer. Senator Ed-
munds, who Is one of the good livers of the
senate, usually flavors bis lunch with a pint of
Miss Matoiaka Gay, the famons wit and
belle of Richmond, Va., is one of tho most brill-
iant women in Washington this winter. Miss
Gay 1b a genuine F. P.' V„ coming, as she does,
in a direct line from Pocahontas, Matoiaka
being'the English of Pocahontas. Her eyes are
dark and glorious in size and color, her fig-
ure tall and stately, her manners fascinating
and her conversation irresistibly bright and
John Swearer of Baltimore says he is the
first man who was wounded in the war of the
rebellion, and he asks'an increase of pension on
that account. Mr. Swearer now receives but
$4 a month. In his petition presented to the*
senate he says that he was a bricklayor at work
on Fort Sumpter when It was bombarded, and
that he dropped his trowel and worked at the
guns. He was wounded b^a fragment of shell.
General W. T. Sherman will be 70 years
old February 8, and tho Union League club of
New York will give him a grand reception,
president Harrison and his cabinet, all the
prinoipal army officers in the United States,
and plenty of admirals, commodores and cap-
tains of the navy will be Invited. It will be the
greatest display of gold lace nnd titles New
York has ever witnessed, and bands will play
ilftiCiiSKS Through Georgia.
THE STATE PRESS.
What the Papers Throughout Texas Are
Tho Port Worth Gazette fiippnntly says:
The pope's nose is out of joint with the
grip. We aro all "poor critters," even
those of us who are infallible.
Tho Liberty Vindicator roportB signs of
awakening in its old countv:
True, the town of Liberty is not im-
proving much—not many large buildings
going up: i. e., no iron front, .three-story
buildings. But while this is so, wo can
say, and it gives us pleasure to say so, that
iu the country, out among the yeomanry,
the hard-working farmers, there 13 a steady,
healthy growth and advancement. Turk-
ington's Prairie, situated twenty-five milos
northwest of Liberty, is Improving all the
tinae. This community is composed of
some of our best citizens, enisrprising,
frugal and industrious; and have good
schools and churches. People are going
into this neighborhood all the time. The
lands are rich, veil watered and tim-
bered. Dayton, which is a purtof the town
of Libarty, being one of the wards, is also
improving. Thero are two sawmills at
Dayton, which furnish all the lumber that
is needed at low prices, right at the homes
of the people; besides much that is every
day shipped. We hear of lots and tracts of
land being sold there every few weeks, to
new comers. At Dover's Woods wo learn
of lands being sold, and small farmB lo-
cated iu and around thero, all the time.
Dover's has, also, a large saw mill, which
is doing n paying business. The place has
a hotel aud wo believe three stores. The
people aro thrifty, enterprising and hope-
Liberty is a great county for catfish.
The Vindicator says:
Messrs. Wall & Swilley of lato have been
doing a wholesale business in shipplug fish
from this point. One day this week they
shipped 92(1 pound?, and Mr. Wall informs
us that their shipments for the present
week will aggregate 10,000 or 12,000 pounds.
Last Mouday morning their sales amouuted
to $125. The fish being caught and shipped
by them are mostly cat.
The Brenham Banner says.
The Waco Day professes not to be able to
see just why the national government
should expend six millions to get a harbor at
Galveston when tho same report says deep
water at Aransas pass could be procured
fqr less than one-fourth of that sum. The
problem does not appear so difl'cult to un-
derstand when viewed In the right light.
Tho Texas Farmer explains how it is as
follows: At Galveston you get a 16,000,000
channel and a $100,000,000 harbor. At
Aransas pass you get a &1,500,000 channel
and a two-bit harbor. Difference in favor of
Galveston J104,499,9«9 75.
The Georgetown Sun says:
Christian education was the theme of an
earnest and thoughtful discourse deliverod
in the Mothodist church ou last Sabbath
night by Dr. McLean at the request of the
pastor, Kev. W. H. Vaughau. Dr. McLean
dwelt somewhat npon education in its most
comprehensive seuse, as including physi-
cal, mental, spiritual nnd moral culture,
and he expressed the opinion that any sys-
tem of education which fails to provide for
each kind of culture is essentially defective.
Attention was specially directed to spirit-
ual aud moral culture, and the doctor spoke
very impressively of the great importance
of right principles being inculcated and
carried into practice. Tho damage of devel-
oping the mind while right spiritual and
moral development is neglected was the
subjectof very serious remarks. Dr. McLean
spok'? particularly of the work of the South-
western university in spiritual and moral
training in connection with mental educa-
tion. The speaker called attention to the
importance of co-operation by citizens with
whom students board with the faculty for
the spiritual and moral welfare of stu-
Tho Southwestern university is a relig-
ious institution and not dependent on the
stato for patronage. There are several
othor colleges of tho samo kind in Texas,
and while their patrons are taxed for the
support of tho state institutions they sel-
dom complain of the lack of heip from the
government for those established by relig
ious denominations. Iu England the name
of university means the teaching of religion
as well as law, medicine, science and art.
In Europe universities were originally
mainly devoted to the education of church-
men. Where there is a state religion the
government patronises colleges in its be-
half. The blending ofroligious with other
instruction iu institut-'ous founded by the
state was thoroughly and ably discussed at
the origin of the state government
of Virginia. In 1775 a bill was
introduced into the house of
delegates "providing for the legal support
of teachers of religion." It was ably sup-
ported and seemed destined to become a
law, when George Mason, George Nicholas
and gome others Becured its postponement
until the next nession in order to allow the
subject to be discussed before the people.
James Madison was selected to prepare a
remonstrance against its passage and did
the work so effectually as not only to defeat
the measure, but exercise an important In-
fluence on other states. The remonstrance
sets oat by saying that the measure would
involve a dangerous abuse of power; that
religion or the duty which w« owe to our
creator can only be directed by conviction
and not by force or violence; that every
man's religion should be left to his own
conscience; that "in matters of reli-
gion no man's right is abridged by the
institution of civil society and that
religion is wholly exempt from its cog-
nizance;" "if religion be exempt from the
authority of society at large, still less can
it be subject to that of the legislative
body;" "tho same authority which can
establish Christianity iu exclusion
of all other roligions may establish any par-
ticular sect ot christians, in exclusion of all
other sects; the same authority which can
force a citizen to contribute three pence for
the support of one establishment may force
him to confirm to any other establishment
In all cases whatsoever." The memorial
says no such bill was necessary for the sup-
port of the christian religion, for every page
of that religion disavows a dependence on
the powers of this world; that religion ex-
isted and flourished not only without the
support of human laws, but iu spite of
every opposition from them. The purity
of teachers and professors of religion when
free from meddling and control by govern-
rfient, and the abuses incident to an estab-
lished religion as a part of the policy of the
government, are then contrasted in the
light of history. It is denied that an estab-
lished religion is necessary for the'support
of free government. These are ouly a few
of the objections made to the passage of the
bill. No objection was'tnade to the estab-
lishment of sectarian colleges by religious
denominations without state patronage.
The pioneers are going fast. Some of
them have outlived the memory of their
deeds and tho prominence they once held in
the councils of Texas. In speaking of the
death of Mra. Altazera Doom, widow of the
late Colonel R. C. Doom, one of tha pioneers
of the Texas republic and a member of^ier
congress, the Nacogdoches ^Star-News says:
Colonel Doom was a Texas veteran. In
early times he resided in Nacogdoches. He
served several terms in the legislature and
was speaker of the house at one time. He
served Jasper as county judge many years,
and was an honored and loved citizen in
every relation. In the days when these
parts were infested by hostile Indians and
Mexicans he ou one occasion was detailed to
carry an important dispatch from Nacog-
doches to Jasper, then Known as the Bevil
settlemeiit. Ho started from here as the
sun was setting and followed the winding
trail wuy all night, crossing creeks and
rivers, wending his difficult way through
tile forest of an almost unbroken wilder-
ness, and at day dawn ho was a,t the Bevil
camps, having ridden seventy-flvo miles
without a moment's rest. Considering tha
distance, tho darkness, the hazardous na-
ture of the service in ail its phases, we re-
gard it as a heroic deed which should not be
allowed to pass from tho memory of men.
Colouel Dick Doom was a groat and good
The Wallor County Courier snys:
The health officers of Hempstead desire to
Inform the citizens that a general cleaning
up of the city is needed aud must be in-
This is a measure too much neglected in
The Courier reports the proceedings of
a meeting of the literary society of tho
Hempstead colored school:
First came a speech by John Smith. Sec-
ond, song, Boys Wanted, by the school.
Third, the following example: How many
minutes would be required by a boy to walk
around the earth, traveling fifteen miles a
day? The work was performed and an-
alyzed by Miius Johnson, a pupil of the
school, who made the calculation on the
blackboard. Answer, 2,400,000 minutes.
Fourth, song, At My Work I'm Always
Singing, by the girls of the school. All the
members of the society seem to bo very
anxious to have a library of books and
papers iu the school, uud readily agreo to
aid all efforts made in this behalf.
The school and society seem to be well
conducted and quite creditable to tho teach-
ers and pupila.
The San Antonio Light (republican) says:
Over 10,000 negroes have left North Caro-
lina since September aud the end of tho ex-
odus is not yet. This may help solve the
negro question in the Second North Caro-
lina district, but it will not help matters in
the states to which these thousands have
gone. The end of that question is not by
The problem seems to puzzle republicans
as much as democrats. That party, north
and south, has been disappointed in negro
The San Antonio Times asks:
Why didn't the Galveston officials pur-
sue the same course which they adopted at
another trial two years ago and disarm
everybody outside of the court-room? Thus
another disgrace to the state might have
The Times saye:
It is a spectacle for the gods when the
Galveston News appears as attorney for
That is so; a good client and a good attor-
The Victoria Review takes a feather from
the plumes of that Dallas young one:
Last Sunday's Galveston News was cer-
tainly a flue specimen of daily newspaper
enterprise. The Dallas branch may suit
North Texas people better, but the "Old
Lady by the boa" is good enough for us.
Tho Rockdale Messenger says:
The negro convention at Chicago has de-
fined what it wants. It wants every negro
to be considered a white man, and wants
railroads, steamboats aud corporations to
make no distinction between blacks and
whites. Every member of the convention
should ao to the Congo country and start a
negro social equality government of their
The Messenger remarks:
The San Antonio Express says The GAL-
veston News is doing good work In empha-
sizing the truth that tho people of Texas
should act harmoniously on tho deep water
question. Then the Express takes a side
track and suggests that The News work
for a great big appropriation for the
Aransas pass. Thero is nothing selfish
about the Express. It is possiblo The
News may work for Aransas pass after
Galveston has become a deep water port,
but hardly before.
The Austin Statesman, speaking of the
late shooting in the court-house here, asks:
Wcs it not criminal carelessness on the
part of the sheriff of Galveston and the offi-
cers who with him hud charge ot those
men? Was it not such carelessness as the
state con not allow to pass unpunished?
Picture the scene of that armed mob charg-
ing each other right in a temple of justice.
Shame upon such a condition of things aud
the men who would allow it. From the
governor down to the humblest oitizen of
Texas the demand goes forth that this
thing be stopped; that the laws bo enforced,
and that ouly such men be made officers ana
kept in power who will enforce the laws,
and that mob disgraces be forever blottod
out in Texas.
The Fort Worth Mail gets behind the i. c.
or proof reader for calling The News a
dome Instead of a dame, aud explains its
meaning, if any, by saying:
Venerable dames crouch near the kitchen
fire, squirt tobacco Juice over the hearth-
stone and proclaim the miseries of a crick
in the back.
This li about as appropriate as dome, but
it shows the kind of venerated grandmother
the Mail man knows best. In the mean-
time the Houston Post caught on to the
word and grasped for the intangible idea as
The News now says that Houston shall
come in on the divy, and the bird that
saved Rome once more swings gracefully
In the empyrean dome, whatever thut may
For mixed metaphors aud words without
wisdom some newspapers are hard to beat.
The Post get* into a classic mood and
Dear News: Keep your eye fixed steadily
upon that appropriation. Galveston may
yet play Pirwus to Houston's Athens.
This is about as intelligent to the average
reader as the idea of a gooso swinging grace-
fully into the empyrean dome. History
says Themistocles, in order to secure a bet-
ter port for Athens, turned his attention to
Pirasus to augment the maritime power of
his government, In which, says Rollin, he
followed a very different design of the an-
cient kings who desired to employ the peo-
ple wholly in agriculture and similar pur-
suits. No evil, either to the city or this im-
proved port, seems to have grown out of
the enterprise. The only apparent moral
of the Post's suggestion seems to be that
Athens needed and effected harbor improve-
ments. The city and port wero not further
apftrt than Galveston and the .bai'outside
of the entrance to',the harbor.
The Fairfield Recorder says:
It is getting nearly time to hear from
farmer John Claiborne of south Texas.
Radicalism in England.
Henry Labouchere, who after many years'
exploiting in the outskirts of British poli-
tics, finds himself at the head of the radical
party of England, has contributed to the
current number of the Forum an interest-
ing a-ticle on Democracy in England. This
democracy appeals at present to the honest
conviction of the artisan classes and the
agricultural laborers. The farmers them-
selves are still tories. but Mr. Labouchere
can see signs of the breaking away of this
class from the domination of the aristoc-
racy. His description of the workings of
the Primrose league is both informing and
amusing. The social argument is worked
link by link into a chain that holds the
middle classes to the upper classes. He
says: "The shopkeepers' wife Is brought
into social contact with tho wife of the
owner of a villa, tho wife of the owner of
a villa with the squire's wife, the squire's
wife with the wife of the local mag-
nate and the wife of the local magnate with
the leader of fashion in London." The
growth of the democratic feeling in Eng-
land iu rather toward a reconstruction of
the constitution than the formation of a re-
public. Mr. Labouchere naturally look®
upon his radical followers as tho hopo of
England. If their policy prevails, tho mon-
nrchy will continue upon jv moro economi-
cal basis, the aristocracy with its present
privileges will disappear, the church en-
dowment funds will be devoted to educa-
tion which will bo free, tho occupier of tho
land will ba tho owner of the laud, the vil-
lage parson and squire will U'ive way to tha
village council and there will be fever rich
men and fewer poor men. The radical l. ader
continues: "Every institution that con-
flicts with democracy will vanish. Ireland
will have her own pariitnent and her owa
executive paramount in all local matters
and will become a so-arce of strength and
no longer of weakness to the empire. This
will probably be followed by a general fed-
eralization of tha United Kingdom. Eng-
land, Wales and Scotland will each have,
like Ireland, a local parliment, anil an im-
perial senate will replace our present lords,
For Croup and Diphtheria,
In a recent report to the French Academy
of Medicine, Dr. Deitbell stated that the ya-
por of liquid tar and turpentine would dis-
solve the fibrinous tissues which choke up
the throat in croup aud diphtheria. H3
describes tho process of treatment as fol-
Take a tabiespoonful each of turpentine
and of liquid tar; put them into a tin pan
or cup aud set fire to tha mixture, taking
caro to have a larger pan under it as a safe-
guard against the spread of the flames.
A dense resinous smoke arises, making
the room dark. The patient immediately
seems to experience relief; the choking audi
rattle stop; the patient falis into a slum-
ber, and seems to inhale the smoke with
pleasure. The fibrinous membrane soon be-
comes detached and the patient coughs up
fibrino in which, if caught 011 a glass, tho
microbes may be seen to dissolve in the
smoke. In the course of three days the pa-
tient entirely recovers.
This remedy has proved successful in
many instances; and householders every-
where should bear it in mind.
It is suggestod that before burning tha
ingredients named all such articles as would
bo likely to be Injured by tho thick smoka
should he removod or covered up closely.
To The News: I copied the above from tha
San Francisco Bulletin of date of February
9, 1887, and laid it away. As the influenza
or la grippe has made its appearance in
Texas I send a copy of tha description of
treatment to you, to republish if you
choose, as it may possibly be of much use tq
many of your readers through tho country
who have not the advantage of uood phys$
cians near their homes. I am, very respect-
fully, Bettie Keyes Chambers,
Eminence, Chambers County, Tox., Jan. 19.
Senator Beck's bill to repeal tho aot of
1802 establishing a sinking fuod for tha
gradual extinction of tho public debt, do-
serves more attention than it has thus far
received. But surely no more convincing
argument can be given for supporting that
bill than the simple statement in tha last
annual report of the secretary of tho treas-
ury that the premium on the bonds already
purchased for the requirements of the sink-
ing fund during this fiscal year amounts to
£8,200,000. If it is a question of maintain
lug the good faith of the government tha
fact that ?700,000,000 more than the law re-.
quired has been paid into the sinking fund
ought to bB a sufficient answer to all objec-
tions on that score. Tho perpetuation of
the fundly morisly serves to conceal tha ex-
cess of the national revenue over expendi-
ture aud to give people who are so minded
a chance to represent the amount of tho
surplus at half its actual figures. Tha
sinking fund which was originally estab->
lishod for the security of tho public creditor
.is maintained mainly to help those who ara
interested in keeping the rate of taxation
high and in bleeding the people for the bens*
fit of some favored industries. Having
fully served its original purpose there is
every reason why it should now bo put out
ot the way of being perverted to purposes
which are adverse to the public welfare.
A Novelist by Accident.
Edward Eggleston became a novelist by
accident. He was a Methodist preacher
and, growing tiied of riding the circuit in
the west, he went to New York, where he
edited Hearth and Home. Upon ono occa-
sion a contributor failed to supply a certain
amount of Action for tho number of tha
journal, and tho editor, at the last moment?,
wrote a story suggested by his experience
as a circuit rider in Indiana. The story
struck a popular vein, and ;ho public asked
for moro of the same sort. His reputation
is now so well established that he receives
from $5000 to $7000 for any novel he writes.
Ingersoll's Early Poverty.
The Madison County (N. Y.) Timos say<rt
One bleak, cold, winter,day a poor, lonet
desolate little boy stood shivering and sob*
bing by the new-made grave of his motheit
in Evergreen cemetery, this village. That
desolate little boy's mind has developed)
Into a masterly comprehension, and to-daft
Colonel Hobert G. Ingersoll is recognlzoaf
as one of the most talented men that Amern
ica has produced. Many old Cazenoviana
remember the early days of poverty and ad-|
versity spent in the southern portion of tnii
Why Not Other Values?
The proposition of ex-Controller John Ja>
Knox offers a feasible plan for maintaining,
the natioual bank system, which is threat*
encd with dissolution because of the final
redemption of the govenraent debt. Mr,
Knox proposes that the banks should ba
permitted to make deposits of silver bullion
at current market values, upon which thev
might issue notes. Iu case the value of
silver should decline it would be necessary,
of course, to deposit more bullion. [Phil*
ORE AT MEN WILL DIFFER.
"My friens, de hog law'B busted,
1 tells you what is so;
I is your representor.
An' l's gotde hook to show.
I read you now de passage,
Up here is dis word she;
Dat mean shoeps an' goats an' hogs
Is uwine to run out free.
I come to town to tell you—
Knowd you'd all be here to-day,
Nick Jones, you interruptln',
What is you not to sny't"
"I say I don't believe dat
De hog law's busted, sah."
"You say you don't believe mo
When I done make de law?"
"No sah, I don't believe yon—
Don't blieve no nlggah at all."
"What dat you say to me, sah.
What dat name you call?"
"I calls you nlggah; you is one;
I is a nlggah, too;
All dis crowd aroun' heah
Is niggalis, jis like you."
You tole dat tale las' Sat'day,
Ben Smif tu'n out his hoge,
Dey ©at up a white man's taters,
He chase 'em wid de dogs;
Don he got mad and put 'em up
An' sen' for Uncle Ben,
An' say, 'When you pay damage
You take 'em out de pen '
Den Ben he raved an' pitched an' cuBsed;
White man pull down his gun
An' blaze away wid bird shot.
Y'ought to see dat niggab run!
His years laid back a puilin' freight;
1 seen him whizzin' by.
He talk so big befo'han',
I laugh till I most die.
Some fool niggahs always listen
To what a niggah sav;
l's done seen lots o' fellahs
Git in trouble dat a way.
Now, you's a representor;
Don't know what ;> 0u is about.
When de hog law is busted
White man will flue it out,
An' when bo tu'n his hogs out
i tu'n mine out tame day.
Now, Mr. Representee,
What is you got to say?"
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