The Sunday Gazetteer. (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 42, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 17, 1889 Page: 4 of 6
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Remember the Remnant Sale of Carpets at the Star Store !
Sunday, February 17, 1889.
America f 0/1 he*/xc 1 usion 0^°her** o" 1*1 Executive Mansion, \
from this country. Li Hung Chang, the: Washington, D. C., P eb. 9. )
Chinese vicerov, whom Gen Grant pro-' Dear Sir:—You are hereby re-
nounced one of the greatest living states- moved from the office of United
,-£n« Chiniwil“xcludTAme"L'ns urn Civil Service Commissioner.
less our restrictive laws are repealed. ' _ ROVER CLEVELAND.
This is not ajl, nor the want, that China
from our Special Correspondent.
Washington, Feb. 10, ’8q.
When Cleveland selected his Cabinet
every democrat In the land was happy and
pointed with pride lo such a splendid
But his premier, whilst son's reproache,
has not displayed the courage of his illus-
trious namesake, vide the snubs we have
gotten from foreign nations.
His selection ot War Secretary has
nearly put an End(icott) to the War De-
His Attorney General has added no
Garlands to the department of justice.
HU Secretary fof the Treasuary has
turned out a Fair Child for the national
His Postmaster General has played the
Dlcklnt(on) the mail routes.
His Secretary of the Navy is the only
one entitled to a White(ny) letter.
And now they write Cleveland down a
Vilas, and damn his Interior and Exterior
and their voices are heard in the land
growing Fuller and Fuller, amid many
Lamar-tations, and wil not be comforted
because they are all that are lett.
The only Lam(e)ont we have is that so
good a fellow as the Private Secretary
teems to be, will have to go.—Va. Free
This is written in a strain of hu-
mor, but, alas, there is more truth
than grim humor.
THE END NEAR.
There remains but twenty-one and
a half days more till 12 o’clock
March 4th* Three of these days
are Sundays, so this congress has
but eighteen and one-half days to
work in. Now, what will they do
in that time? Echo answers what.
There are thousands of bills on the
calendars that should become laws,
but, as there is money to be paid,
they will die. As the members say,
this administration must go out with
as small appropriations as possible,
the needs and justness of the claim-
ants cutting no figure in the case.
Such action is disgraceful. The next
congress will be overrun with claims
that should have been acted upon
long ago. The treatment ot citizens
by the government is outrageous.
Were the United States a private
individual and had treated their
creditors as the government has, they
would be in the penitentiary. But,
60 long as the people send men to
congress who legislate for party and
not for the people, so long will the
wrong go on.
WASHINGTON H1GH( ?) LIKE EXTRAV-
The amount of extravagance in
Washington life is growing worse
and worse, and has increased greatly
in the last few years. The wealthy
men in official lite in Washington
have increased within the past twen-
ty-five years. Prior to that time the
great public issues brought to the
front men of brains and ability not
generally distinguished by the suc-
cess ot money accumulation. But
brains are at a discount and money
at a premium. The senator or rep-
resentative who cannot give elabo-
rate and costly dinners and recep-
tions is but little thought of. Be-
tween wealthy congressmen and
cabinet officers there is a senseless
rivalry as to who can do the most
entertaining. To such an extent has
this habit run that the papers here
have from one to three columns per
day chronicling the doings of the
society people. And how we do
stand on titles! It is Mrs. Secretary
ot the State, or any other Depart-
ment, that gives the party. Mrs.
Senator this; Mrs. Representative
that; Mrs. Gen., Mrs. Col., and so
on through the list. Then, when
you strike the assistants and chiefs
of Bureaus, and chief clerks, look
out for a string ot titles that beats
the tail of a kite. Mrs. First Ass’t.
Postmaster General, etc. Mrs.
Chief of Bureau of Labor, or Mrs.
Chief Clerk of the Treasury Depart-
ment, or other Departments. This
is the way it reads and every one
who is mentioned buys a hundred
copies, or more, of the paper to send
How we apples do swim.
A WAIL FROM BOSTON.
the other fellow he could make
mouths at his sister, he calls tor
SewalFs resignation. This has ever
been, and will continue to be, the
favorite method to be pursued by
men who are cowardly by nature
and filled with spite instead of brains.
can do for this country. If her people
are forced to remain at home, they will
engage in manufacturing Industrie*. ,
Fifty years hence China will be netted This pretended spasm ot virtue fools
with railroads; her mineral resources'
T# Hon. A. P. Edgertoo.
Edgerton should have been re-
moved months ago, or not at all.
will be developed; and then, with cheap-
er labor than any other country, China
can control the markets of the world, de-
spite any efforts ot theirs to exclude her
products. This country undoubtedly
made a mistake in heeding the senseless
cry ot the San Francisco sandiot hood-
lums for the exclusion of the Chinese.
They came here as the meekest of all op-
pressed races that have sought here a
home, and we rejected them. But the
meek are lo inherit the earth by natural
law, despite all efforts (o circumvent it.
The country would do much better to
take the cheap labor ot the Chinese, and
use it, rather than torce it into direct
competition with our skilled labor. It
was the organized labor of cities that
has been most prominent in excluding
the Chinese. It is the right of Americans
to protect themselves from the criminal
and pestilential among the Chinese; but
aside from this they should not be made
an exception to our rule to make this
land a refuge for the poor and oppressed
of all the world.—Boston Budget.
The average Bostonian is never
happy unless he is practicing philan-
thropy at somebody else’s expense.
He is great in having a high protect-
ive tariff—to himself. He is great
in urging the rights of the negro
outside of Massachussetts. He
wants protection against the product
of cheap labor in Europe, but wants
free trade in cheap labor from Eu-
rope, Asia and Africa so as to keep
up the prices of what they produce
here, but by cheap home or imported
labor. To the laboring people of
the country who, during the late
campaign thought that all of Boston
lay awake at night for fear that
laborers’ wages would suffer if the
tariff was reduced, this article is
commended. The gist of the whole
matter can be seen from this one
extract: “The country would do
much better to take the cheap labor
of the Chinese, and use it, rather
than to force it into direct compe-
tition with our skilled labor." This
tells the tale, and for the next four
years a crusade will come up for
letting the Chinese come in. Li
Hung Chang’s threat of excluding
Americans, unless our restrictive
laws are repealed, means much, for
it interferes with a large trade from
New England, for, from that sec-
tion, a prosperous export business
in missionaries and New Bedford
rum is done. Statistics show that
the proportion is about five hundred
gallons of rum to each missionary.
Hence this wail.
A little man can never get over
doing a little thing. This has been
demonstrated, within the past week,
by Bayard’s asking for Sewall’s res-
ignation as Consul-General to Sa-
moa. Sewall’s crime consisted of
having, as a witness before the Sen-
ate committee, told the truth as to
how affairs were run in Samoa. Mr.
no one. It is said that Edgerton
thinks this civil service a humbug,
and so does every man who has a
mind of his own and honestly
speaks his sentiments. But Cleve-
land started out to play the goody
man and, having lost all by sticking
to this plan, he now proposes to
play his part to the last. Well, give
us as great a dose as you can, old
boy, and make it as nauseating as
possible and let it do as Jonah did
in the whale’s stomach—sour on it
—and then the people, like the
whale, will vomit it up and spew it
out as an unclean thing.
pardon of fish-hopkins et. al.
While the president has no mercy
tor those who will not fondly dandle
the civil service idol on their knees,
yet his heart melts kindly towards
bank presidents who robbed the
institutions over which they presided.
Now, there are cases of poor devils
who have to steal to live and mercy
might be shown to them without
justice being outraged, but they gen-
erally have to serve their terms out.
But your high-toned thief, who has
all the comforts of life and the ad-
vantages of education, and who
deliberately steals to swell his pile,
is the one to whom mercy is shown,
Cleveland’s course in these cases
would indicate that he believes that
"It is a vile thine to steal a hen,
But millions make the gentleman.”
It is by fostering, by acts, it not
words, this prevalent idea, that
swells the ranks of the anarchists of
this land. Let’s have the laws so
enforced that people will see that,
while it is wrong to steal a trifle, it
is infamous to steal a pile, and mete
out punishment accordingly.
Governor Hill, of New York,
took a run over to Washington last
week to see the boys. Cleveland
took a run over to New York to look
for rooms to be occupied after March
4th next. When Hill was running
for governor of New York last fall,
Cleveland refused, as the head ot
the national democratic acVninistra-
tion, to say one word tor Hill. Per-
haps it was well for Hill that he
kept quiet, for Cleveland’s mug-
wump papers worked against Hill
and—elected him. Cleveland has
never forgiven Hill for not getting
beat. There is where Grover is
wrrong. Cleveland, and not Hill,
beat Cleveland. Hill run as a dem-
ocrat who was not ashamed to own
that he belonged to the party whose
suffrage he ased. The party repaid
this confidence by electing him. But
Cleveland pursued a different course.
Sewal) was under oath to tell the j He wanted the democrats to under-
truth, and he did so. When the stand that it was devilish kind ot
truth was told it came out that the ! him to let them vote for him. He
old fable of the ass in the lion’s
skin was repeated. The Germans,
only wav for a democrat to get an
office was not to work, and it seems
that so many wanted office that they
staid away or voted for the other
fellow and Grover got left. This
makes Grover mad, not at himself,
as he should be, but at the people
who refused to vote for him. Hill
comes here in high spirits because
he carried his state and Cleveland
lost; and Cleveland sulks off to the
City of New York. But Hill had
no reason to complain, tor democrats
called and were glad to see him.
Cleveland will return to New York
and take shelter under the protecting
wing of Curtis, James and Schurz.
He will carry a “razzer” in his
boot leg for Hill, but it will do no
good, for he will never see the dem-
ocratic party such a fool as to run a
race and forget to nominate a dem-
Ed. Gazetteer :
The people of this community
have again manifested that spirit of
indefatigable enterprise that has
ever pervaded this section, by voting
the 20 cents on the $100, school tax
for the purpose of maintaining a first-
class school at this place during
nine months in the year. Pottsboro
1 people never do anything by halves.
Mr. L. H. Phink, a prosperous
farmer living near here, met with
quite a serious accident to-day.
While hauling a load of rails his
team became frightened, and run-
ning away, threw him under the
wheels, breaking one arm and cut-
ting several ugly gashes about his
head. Dr. Parrish was called and
set the broken arm, and at last ac-
counts he was resting well.
A delegation of our citizens, con-
sisting of T. J. Perkins, Geo. Green,
Dr. Williams and Dr. Carey, at-
tended the Masonic convention at
Greenville this week. They report
Greenville as the muddiest town in
the state, but are loud in their
praise of the hospitality of her
Mrs. T. J. Dove, of Whitesboro,
was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dr.
Carey this week. The latter accom-
panied her home to spend a few
Little Geo. Kimbrough, who had
his arm amputated about two weeks
ago, is getting well,
Mr. Geo. Massey and wife left
Tuesday tor an extended visit to
triends in Pauls Valley.
Mrs. Jas. Crutchfield has accepted
a position with Waples, Platter &
Co., of Denison. They were fortu-
nate in securing the services of so
competent a man. Our loss is their
Thomas Jefferson said: “To
compel a man to furnish contribu-
tions ot money for the propagation
of opinions which he disbelieves, is
sinful and tyrannical.” Now this is
exactly what the Blair educational
bill proposes to do. Section 2 pro-
vides that each state “shall establish
and maintain” tree public schools,
in which, along with “the common
branches of knowledge,” sha'l be
taught “the principles of the Chris-
tian religion.” Section 4 declares,
■“That Congress snail enforce this
Article when necessary.” When
bills of that kind can secure the
sober consideration of members of
Congress it is time for patriotic peo-
ple to inaugurate a vigorous protest.
We must keep even the semblance
of religion out of our public schools
if we would maintain that liberty of
conscience, guaranteed by the Con-
stitution of the Republic. Religious
instruction must be left to the family
and the church.
took particular pains to let them Iron ship building has been aver-
know that his ideal of an American aging 35,oc» tons per year in the
its seems, at once saw that they were was of the species mugwump, who United States, while it is ten times as
not dealing with a lion and were in
no danger so long as they kept in
were republicans of the bluest blood, n?Vch ,n,®reat Britain- The Clyde
, , . , .... . I ship yards last year turned out 226
( ( , . . °° °neS ° on2 to the re~ vessels with an aggregate tonnage of
front ot the am-mule, and all they j publican party and too respectable I 185,362 ; of these 194 were construc-
had to do was not to monkey with to belong to ; the democratic party. I te<l of wood. Four more sailing
its heels. For stating these tacts Again, by his acts and words, he
Bayard s bile was disturbed, and had given notice to the party that all
going on the plan ot the boy who
announced that if he couldn’t whip
who were active became partisan,
and no partisan need apply. The
ships were constructed and twenty-
eight fewer steamers. Last year’s
output was the largest since 1884
when the tonnage reac^^[ 296,854
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