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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
August 22, 1901
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T readers of this papr will be
to lears thai tre Is at least
oa dra4ed iis that wicnce has
Len ail to rare in all Its stages a ad
flat Is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is tLe only positive cure now known
to tie epical fraternity. Catarrh be
izg m. rosctiictioral disease, requires
constitutional treatment- Hall's
Catarrli Care Is taken Internally, act
ing directly ja tie tlood and mucous
srsrfares of tie system, thereby de
atruyttg the foundation of the dis
ease, and rtvitg tie patient strength
ty tuildlnc op the constitution and
ass'stlnc nature fa doing its work.
The proprietor laTe so much faith
la lis rsrmtir. powers, that they offer
One Hna-ire-l Dollars for any case
that It falls to rare. Send for list of
F. J. CHENEY Jc Co.. Toledo. O.
Sold by drutfists. Tic.
Hail's Family HIls are He best.
acres. He lives about twelve mile3
southwest from North Loup in Valley
county and can send you a valuable
contribution on this subject. 1 saw
him In June and have not heard from
him since. He got seed from Nemaha
county, I think, and as I understood it
the Nemaha folks are cultivating it
quite extensively. If so. they, and no
others, can report many things highly
useful to your readers. Let us hear
from a host of them, for we all want
to know about this thing, and not have
this year's experience repeated next
year. Right here Sherman county is
going to have good corn, but ten miles
from here you enter the field of fail
ure, and it reaches a long ways so far
as I can learn. What a difference and
what a blessing If these poor fellow
citizens could have twenty bushels
per acre of good grain growing on all
these fields. Yours,
J. M. SNYDER.
Kloifj asd Kins
Tlere are ninety and nine that iWe
I wan and hunter and ?;M.
That one may revel in luxury
And e rpd In It silktu fold:
lie nlaety asd ca in ttir
The one la a palace with riches
Tley toil In tie fields, the ninety and
For tie f raits of our mother earth;
Thy dig and dele in the dusty mice
And bring her treasures forth;
And tie wealth released by their
o tie hands of one forever Cows.
From the sweat of tteir brows the
The ftrtt before tfcrta falls.
in?!r labor las fcuilded humble lornes :
And cities with lofty halls:
And tie one owns cities and j
homes a Ed lands. !
And tie ninety and nine have I
empty lands. i
Dear Cod! how long will their wrorcs
How long tie topeSess strife
Ere tie hearts that die ax-d tie souls
Shall sicken in cew born lif?
And tie esspty hands th?.t toil
Be elifptd in a band that spans the
Ere tie nislt, so dreary and dark
Shall that glorious morning brlsg.
When over tie world the victor's song
Of tie ninety and nine shall ring.
And echo afar from rone to rone.
""Rejoice, for labor shall have its
A 6000 ADVERTISEMENT
The republicans of this, Lancaster,
county got together last week and
nominated the following ticket. It
makes a pop smile to look at it. At
least three fusion county officials will
be chosen this fall and the present
county treasurer, the best county
treasurer that the county ever had,
will be re-elected by a bigger majority
than he had before. William Mc
Laughlin has been a model county
officer. So has Paul Holm. The men
whom the republicans have selected
for the various county officers are as
Sheriff Z. S. Branson
Clerk D. A. Frye
Judge F. R. Waters
Treasurer B. F. Knight i
Register of deeds Jesse D. Moore
Commissioner A. D. Borgelt
Coroner F. A. Graham
Supt. public instruction.. W. A. Hawes
Surveyor W. 3. Scott
For over sixty years Mrs. WInslow's
Soothing Syrup has been used by
mothers for their children while teeth
ing. Are you disturbed at night and
broken of your rest by a sick child
fcufiering and crying with pain of Cut
ting Teeth? If so send at once and
get a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Sooth
ing Syrup" for Children Teething. Its
value la incalculable. It will relieve
the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no
mistake about it. It cures diarrhoea.
cures wind cone, softens the gums, re
duces Inflammation, and gives tono
and energy to the whole system. "Mrs.
Winsiow's Sooiaing Syrup" for chil
dren teething is pleasant to the taste
and is the prescription of one of the
oldest aC& best female physicians and
nurses in the United States, and is for
sale by ail druggists throughout tbo
world. Price, 25 cents a bottle. Be
sure and ask for "Mrs. Winslo r's
Is tl Work tie British Doctors are
Doirg at tie Corner of 11th acd N
SireU by Giving Their Service Free
c Clargs and Thus Demonstrating
Their Ability to Cere Maty Maiadies
That are Called Incurable.
A staff of eminent physicians and
ssrgeons from tie British Medical In
stitute lave, at the urgent solicitation
cf a large number of patients under
jlleir care la this country, established
a pemaneat branch of the Institute in
this city In tie Sheldon block, corner
of i!th and N streets.
Tlee eminent gentlemen lave de
cided to give tleir service entirely
free for three months 4 medicine ex
cepted! to all Invalids who call ujon
tlem before September ft. Th-e ser
vices consist not only cf consultation,
examination and advice, but alto of
all minor surgical operations.
Tie object in pursuing tils course is
to becor-ie rapidly and personally ac
Saxinted with tie skk and aiCicted.
and under no conditions will any
charge w.aterer b made for any ser
vices rendered for three months to all
wlo call before September .
The doctors treat all forms of disease
and deformities and guarantee a cure
Is etrtry care tley undertake. At the
lntf rvw a tlorough examination is
made, and, if incurable, you are frank
ly and klndiy told so; also advised
against spending year money for ue
3e and female weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deaf net, also rupture,
goitre, cancer, all skin diseases and all
disease of the rectum, are positively
cured by their new treatment.
Tie Chief Associate Surgeon cf the
Jntitut is in personal charge.
Office lours, from Stn. till S p. m.
No Ssnday lours.
Special Notice If you cannot call,
send stamp for question blank for
Editor Independent: It occurs to
me that you can do your readers a ser
vice worth many thousands of dollars
by getting asd publishing a symposium
cn Kaffir corn. Of court I mean a
collection cf experiences, and not of
drink. Uany tea thousands of acres
la tils state, planted to corn last
spring, and cultivated all summer,
lave brought only stalks, and whers
clinch bugs were there are no stalks.
As I read reports I am led to suppose
that many thousands of bushels of
good grain would now be growicg on
ties same acres, for Just the same
work, lad Kaffir corn been planted In
stead of com, The loss may mean a
million cf dollars for His year, and
will embarras the work of next year
very greatly. Experience oa a very
largs scale proves that Kaffir will re
sist drouth and mature good grain
where common corn totally fails. , The
experiment station in Kansas, oa a
trial f eleven years, got aa average
of tIe and a ball more bushels per
acre than the common corn gave. XI ere
is a clear gain in bushels per acre of
1274 la eleven years cf equally good
grains Now, aa old-time friend of
oar reform by the name of Robert
Johnson got very fine returns last
year froa sowing t for feed. This
year 1 planted and owed several
Mmm Art Tm XMm
au r a. r.
Democratic County Convention
The democratic county convention
for Lancaster county, Nebraska, is
hereby called to meet in the Auditor
ium in the city of Lincoln, on Tues
day, the 10th day of September, 1901,
at 2 o'clock p. m ..for the purpose of
nominating candidates for the follow
ing named officers, to-wit:
One county treasurer, one county
clerk, one sheriff, one county judge,
one register of deeds, one county com
missioner, one superintendent of pub
lic instruction, one surveyor, one cor
oner, on sanitary trustee, and to se
lect delegates to the democratic state
convention to be held in Lincoln, on
September 17, 1901, and to transact
any other business that may properly
come before said convention.
The basis of representation shall be
one delegate for every 16 votes cast
for W. D. Oldham for attorney gen
eral in the election of 1900.
Delegates from the city of Lincoln
will meet in separate convention on
conclusion of the work of the county
convention for the purpose of nomi
nating two justices of the peace, two
constables, and one assessor for each
ward In the city.
The ward and precincts are entitled
to representation as follows:
First ward. 19; Second ward, 17:
Third ward, 33; Fourth ward, 33; Fifth
ward. 32; Sixth ward, 20; Seventh
ward. 18; Buda, 7; Centerville, 6; Den
ton. 5; Elk, 7; Garfield. C; Grant, 9;
Highland, 6; Lancaster, 20; Little
Salt, 5; Middle creek, 5; Mill, 6; Ne
maha. 10; North Bluff, 5; Oak, 7;
Olive Branch, 2; Panama, C; Rock
Creek, 5; Saltilio, 9; South Pass, 6;
Stevens Creek. 5; Stockton, 5; Waver
Iy, 6; West Oak, 7; West Lincoln, 5;
Yankee Hill. J.
It Is recommended that the precinct
primaries for the selection of dele
gates to this convention be held on
September 8, at 8 o'clock p. m., and
that each precinct select a member of
the county central committee for the
coming year, and make all precinct
nominations. T. S. ALLEN,
I. II. HATFIELD, Chairman.
Dated August 17, 1901.
CRESCEUS AND THE ABBOT.
Aeeordi of the Tletor and VanquUb
cd In Great Trotting BXaten.
Cresceus, the king of the trotting
turf, is 7 years old. He was bred by
George II. Ketcham, to whom nearly
all the credit for his development be
longs, says the New York Sun. As a
2-year-old Cresceus was a winner, and
as a 8-year-old he trotted 12 races, of
which he won seven. Incidentally re
ducing his record that year to 2:11 at
Readville In the 2:20 class, at the same
time defeating a fast field In straight
heats, In 2:14, 2:11 and 2:11.
When 5 years old Cresceus was still a
star, his best performance being at the
Empire City track (New York), where
he won the free for all stallion race In
2:10 and 2.07. He became the cham
pion trotting stallion last year. He
won every race In which be started, In
cluding the $20,000 stallion race at Bos
ton, where he defeated Charley Herr
and others. It was after Charley Herr
had won the first and second heats,
each In 2:07. that Cresceus won the
next three heats in 2:07, 2:07 and
Cresceus trotted seven . exhibitions
against time last year, and at Cleveland
on Oct. 6 he established a record of
2:04. At that time Cresceus had to his
credit the fastest first heat in a race,
2:002; the fastest second heat, 2:00;
the fastest third heat, 2:06; the fastest
fourth heat, 2:07, and the fastest fifth
heat, 2:0S. He also had the fastest
two heats, 2:00 and 2:07, and the
fastest three heats, 2:072. 2:06 and
2:06. He also trotted 27 heats in 2:10
or better and three In 2:05 or better.
At Detroit this year Cresceus beat
Charley Herr In 2:05, lowering the race
lecord of 2:05, made by Directum,
which had stood for years as a world's
record. At Cleveland against time he
trotted in 2:02, thereby reducing the
record of The Abbot one-half a second
and making himself the trotting cham
pion. It was at Columbus that Cres
ceus trotted his wonderful mile In
2:02. Over a heavy track at Pough
keepsie a few days ago Cresceus did
2: 06, which was considered a remark
At the close of last year The Abbot
held the world's record for trotters to
sulky and to wagon. He was 4 years
old when he first became notable, and
went into winter quarters with a rec
ord of 2:11. As a 5-year-old he won
seven out of nine starts, and cut hia
record to 2:08. In 1899 The Abbot
won ten consecutive races, and last
jcar all of his performances were
against time. It was at Terre Haute
that he reduced the trotting record to
2:03. He was bought by Mr. Scan
nell last winter for $26,500.
ISLAND FOR LEPER COLONY
Barrl, Lying- South of Lnion, la
Recommended by Army Board.
Some time ago a board of army offi
cers was appointed to examine the Ba
tanes islands, lying south of Luzon,
with a view to the selection of an is
land for the segregation of lepers, says
the Washington Post. The report of the
board has been received at the war de
partment. It recommends the island of Barrl,
which Is said to be uninhabited and of
sufficient size, two miles by one mile,
to accommodate the lepers of that dis
trict. Its water supply is reported as
good, soil fertile, timber good and geo
graphical situation reasonably near Lu
xon. The disadvantages were stated as,
first, proximity to the island of Fuga
and, second, the fact that at certain
seasons the group of islands to which
It pertains is swept by typhoons.
As an educational proposition "Our
Islands and Their People" has proved
itself the greatest and most popular
illustrated work ever presented to the
public. This fact Is emphasized by
Governor Johnston of Alabama when
he declares so emphatically that It Is
not tc be compared with any other
work on the subject to which it relates.
How much do you know of the Philip
pines, Hawaii, Samoa, Porto Rico, Cu
ba and the vast Insular empire of
more thf-n three thousand islands that
are now under the protection of the
Examine "Our Islands and Their
People" and you will see that it fs a
complete encyclopedia of island litera
ture. Illustrated with 1,300 original
Every picture Is from nature and
therefore true. The articles accom
panying them are from official rec
ords; or charming descriptions by au
thors of international repuo.
The Introduction Is from the pen of
Major Genera! Joseph WJeler, the
descriptive features by Joeo de Ole
vares, author, poet, artisty Prices and
full particulars will be furnished to
all who desire Information. The Inde
pendent, Lincoln, Neb.
Weather Sisnal For Farmer.
Farmers who live along the lines of
rural free delivery mall routes are to
have the advantage of the United
States weather bureau's forecasts of
the weather. All they will have to do
will be to watch the mail cart as it
goes by. Arrangements are being made
by the postoffice department at Wash
ington and the weather bureau to have
the mail carts equipped with signals,
which will be displayed on the sides,
says the Chicago Record-Herald. They
will be as conspicuous as possible, so
that they can be read at a consider
able distance from the highways. Mail
carriers will receive their weather pre
dictions for the day before they start
on their routes in the morning and will
put up the proper signals on both sides
of their carts.
halted State Army's Crack Shot.
Private Schmidt of Company D,
Fourteenth United States Infantry,
now camped at the rifle range near
Mount Clemens, Mich., recently made
a score at shooting 600 yards that
broke the record of the whole army,
says the New York Times. The target
was a dummy man. Nineteen out of
20 of his shots took effect in such parts
of the dummy that if it had been a
living body they would have caused in
stant death, while the twentieth shot
would have Inflicted a serious or fatal
wound. Schmidt's achievement is said
to be not only unparalleled In United
States army rifle shooting records, but
also without precedent In similar prac
tice anywhere in the world.
Curious X Ray Report.
According to a report given out the
other day at the X ray laboratory In
Chicago, Karl Wambold has two
healthy hearts, says the New York
Times. It was said that the X ray
proved his possession of the double
organ. The right heart is said to per
form Its functions as properly as the
left heart, against which It presses
slightly," and both are as free from dls
ease, apparently, as any normal heart.
O r eat
The State Fair comes a little early for fall and winter
dry goods but knowing that it was to be a great fair and that
unusual crowds would be in Lincoln we made arrangements
to have our Fall and Winter stocks complete at that time.
If you will visit our store during Fair week we promise
to show you a larger stock of new, clean, up-to-date dry goods
than has ever been offered in a Lincoln store.
Prices on the whole are lower than for several seasons
and in addition we have secured many special bargains with
which to open the season.
In the following departments our stocks will be particu
Colored Dress Goods.
Black Dress Goods.
Black and Colored Silks.
Rugs and Curtains.
Blankets and Comforts.
Cloaks, Suits and Skirts.
Underwear and Hosiery.
Gloves and mittens.
Notions and Trimmings.
We give you a cordial invitation to visit our store
during Fair week.
13th and O
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22-K Gold Crown, $5.00.
Bridge Vork, "per tooth, $5.00.
Gold Fillings, from $1 up.
Silver Fillings, from 50c up.
Teeth Extracted Without Pain.
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China Mar. Be Seeking Something;.
It Is reported by cables that China is
watching Italy. What for? Has the
Flowery Kingdom, asks the St. Lonls
Star, got anything left worth looking
after! - - -
Shanklin's Letter, f
The following letter from the pen of that
veteran Democrat and editor, Hon. John Gil
bert Shanklin of Indiana, will be refreshing to
those who believe in - honesty and courage in
politics. It was addressed to the Indianapo
To the Editor Sir: The discussion which has
been called out by the proposition that bimetallism
is a' dead and buried issue, at least for the present,
proves how ineffectual are pronunciamentos not
authorized by a party convention. Until the dele
gates of the people, duly chosen in conformity
with established usage, shall again meet to formu
late a platform, the One last adopted must stand
as the law of the party. We may have our opinions
as to its utility and have a perfect right to ad
vance them as individuals. But no man has a right
to assume that his ipse dixit disposes of a measure
which was seriously discussed at the last conven
tion and adopted, even by a majority of one, as an
official expression of those having the authority
to construct a platform. There is a fundamental
law underlying all democracy; it is that the widest
liberty shall be" allowed, even invited, in the ex
pression of opinion, but that the majority shall rule
in all cases, and that the principles and policies de
clared by the majority at one convention shall
stand as an inexorable law of the party until re
voked by a succeeding convention.
Those who have been in the habit of attend
ing conventions of any kind, even national tronven
tions, know how difficult, sometimes impossible, it
is for a disorganized majority to cope successfully
with an organized minority. The one is overcon
fident, or, perhaps, lacks the sinews of war and
does not prepare for battle,, the other, conscious
ot its weakness, makes careful preparation and
often carries the day in defiance of numbers. Gen
erally, however, the majority is so overwhelming
that the intrigue and schemes of the minority are
powerless against it.- This was the case at Chicago
in 1896, which convention culminated In the nomi
nation of William Jennings Bryan on tne glorious
platform that four years later was reaffirmed at
Kansas City. That platform stands, today as the
existing law of the party according to all past
usage. A democrat may oppose Individually some
of its features; but no living man is authorized to
speak of any of Its declarations as a dead c and
buried issue. The next convention of the party is
the autocrat that can do that an autocrat because
composed of the representatives of the people and
the people are the only sovereign power recognized
by our constitution. v " . . , -
It may be urged that in cases where the minor
ity have outmaneuvered the majority the people
repudiate the result when it comes to the polls. In
fact, It is Impossible at this moment to recall any
variation of this rule. On the other hand, it may
be asked when the majority has Its way, does it.
always win at the polls? There are obvious rea
sons Why a majority candidate or policy does not
invariably succeed. The majority of the people
as between, political parties may not be in sym
pathy with the candidate or platform. There may
be ; a lack of leadership, of organization, of in
formation, etc. : After the conduct of the bolters in
1896 it seems unnecessary to point out why Bryan
was not elected. These bolters, who voted for
Palmer and Biickher or for McKinley outright
those traitors, some of whom calmly admit their
overt act, while others lack the courage to confess
their red-handed guilt those renegades now have
the effrontery to essay the reorganization of the
glorious democracy! Who will follow them through
a slaughter-house to an open grave which Air. Wat
terson prepared for Cleveland in 1892, but which
has never been filled, for the people believed in
Cleveland then? But let those who are now read
ing us lessons In the fundamentals of democracy
and who directly or indirectly, by the various
means which the plutocracy was careful to pro
vide, contributed to McKinley's election, nominate
Cleveland in 1904! The grave is still open.
As to the Ohio democracy it is unnecessary to
speak. It has made its own bed and the democracy
of Indiana is net compelled to lie in it. Is the
Ohio democracy opposed to trusts as now organ
ized? If so, why did it not nominate Mr. Monnett?
Is it opposed to government by injunction and in
favor of an income tax? Then why did it not say
so? Has it no opinions at all on the money ques
tion? It may find that the people are not asleep
on any of these subjects.
Referring to free silver, which has been pro
nounced "a dead and buried issue," the people seem
to haye said thrice that they preferred " a gold
standard. So be it! The Increased supply of gold
has undoubtedly in some degree accomplished what
the advocates of free silver coinage asked, xhe
quantitive theory has been vindicated at least to a
certain extent. There are millions of men, how
ever, vho still believe in bimetallism; iearned
financiers" i their self-sufficiency contend that the
vclume of money is now adequate to all demands.
By all demands they mean their demands and in
tl t latter they are undoubtedly correct. The op
position to free silver is but one link in the chain
of plutocracy along with the tariff, national bank
notes, national bonds, free franchises for corpora
tion::, the monopoly of mines and on which are
gifts of nature and should therefore be for all tne
people, and of trusts. If conducted for the benefit
of ine people trusts would be a boon. As con
ducted for the benefit of combinations of individ
uals, already too rich, they are a blasphemy.
Allow me to say, Mr. Morss, that we all un
derstand what the fundamental principles of dem
ocracy are. But if a principle is right does it Yary
with varying conditions, and Is it not to be applied
when a manifest wrong is being practiced to the
advantage of a few people anyway? Are the funda
mental principles of "equal rights," "life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness" possible In an -. -nos-phere
that is polluted by a plutocracy which ex
ists in scorn of equality and in hatred of liberty?
H the chief reliance of commerce. It can also
nullify the acts of legislatures and the decisions of
courts by creating a sentiment inimical to their
enforcement, and it even assumes to elect presi
dents, to dethrone kings, to declare war and to
criticise and direct the movements of armies and
Speaking generally, what the press does for the
public including the church in the dissemination
of information, in unifying public sentiment and
arousing it and bringing it to bear to remedy
wrongs, expose abuses ana to drag into light in
sidious vices which perish when known abroad;
in concentrating public attention on unpunished
crime, and revealing the fitness or unfitness of
candidates for office, cannot be overestimated.
Dr. J. M. Buckley before the Epworth League.
Watterson on Bryan.
The brilliant rhetoric which Henry Watter
son employs when inspired makes his writing
fascinating. We care little about the sentiment
but much about the style. The Louisville editor
fu mi she j entertainment, but he is unsafe to fol
low, as political guide or prophet. '
Just now Mr. Watterson is engaged in reading
Mr. Bryan out of the . democratic party. He cou
ples with this task a prophecy of defeat should
he not succeed. Mr. Watterson is Impartial in his
denunciation. In 1892 he read out Mr. Cleveland.
He plead for the nomination of another candidate
and when Mr. Cleveland was nominated he In
sisted, in his picturesque phraseology, that the
democratic party would "march through a
sla-ghter house to an open grave." , Four months
lster Mr. Cleveland was elected president. This
is I but one of many similar incidents which de
monstrate the peculiar ability of MY. Watterson
as a prophet. Columbia (Mo.) Herald.,, ,
The Press as an Educator.
Long ago it was said that the world is gov
erned by three boxes the cartridge-box,' the ballot
box and the band-box force, votes, women. But
now a fourth must be added the mail-box, loaded
by the countless products of the printing press.
, Today the newspaper competes with seminar
ies, colleges and universities as an educator; with,
courts as a detector, exposer and punlsher of
crime; with fashion as a regulator of manners,
and with the church as a modifier of morals.
Through its advertisements and reports of trans
actions and markets, from the price of garden
tiuck to the plans and achievements of the cosmo
politan financiers of the exchanges and bourses, it
Intelligence in Animals.
In a circus in Paris a lion was given some meat
shut up in a box with a lid to it, and the spectators
watched to see whether the lion would open the lid
or crack the box. He did the former, much to the
gratification of the company.
Female deer, when brought up by hand, often
show quite astonishing . Intelligence, as do the
males until they become vicious, which they al
ways do. . The stag which used to climb the bar
rack stairs, go out on to the outside' gallery and
knock at the doors of the married quarters, which
were the only place where milk, of which he was
particularly fond, was delivered in the morning, is
only one instance in many of their cleverness.
In the London "Zoo" a large African elephant
restores 10 his would-be entertainers all the bis
cuits, whole or broken, which strike the bars and
fs 11 alike cut of his reach and theirs in the space
between the barrier and his cage. He points his
trunk straight at the biscuits and blows them hard
along the floor to the feet of the persons who have
thrown them. He clearly knows what he is do
ing, because if the biscuit does not travel well he
gives it a harder blow.
Many animals, either pursuing or pursued, ex
hibit a knowledge of facts very little known to the
majority of mankind, such as of the places where
scent lies or is obliterated and of the effects of
wind in carrying evidence of their presence to the
pursuer. The hunted roe or hare will make cir
cles, double on Its own tracks and take to water
or fling Itself for a considerable distance through
the air as cleverly, as if it had read up all the
theory of scent in a book. Nor are the pursuers
less ingenious. They have earned the art of
"making a cast" This is the dodge by which a
huntsman alike saves time and, picks up a lost
scent. London Spectator. -
Reverence Due Respectability.
For my part, while my regard for the hypoc
risy of society, which observes the letter of re
.spectability and disregards the soul of iC is slight
indeed, I still decline to admit that there is no such
thing as true respectability, or that it does not
merit reverence. We are most of us sinners, no
doubt; perhaps all of us are. Nevertheless there
does exist the principle of puntv rhMt !
fidelity. There is suclfa tUiOTSSii
ty. as the ideal marriage; there is such a law as
the foregoing of one's own good for the sakp
others.. Actual society is false andt i
is compelled by the instinct of self nr? , Jt
maintain an appearance of STV? t0
It practises evil, but it tr,T P true,
it preached wha it nracti ? g0d-becuse if
dissolve. If there 1
amidst us a fresh geratlo' o tT
recent peiscns, capable o t in lgnoX andUn
tenses would be vain SnrVS?1, ur virtuous pre
deceived or benefit ed ly'laemUuf'1 be eir
essential prerequisite of any ?ormren are
n unity or civilization- whJtw or uman com
nize the truth, all we , do fr r not reco?.
none for them Julia r?w aiis not exactlv evil f
North AmerSan. UUan Hawtnorne Philadelphia
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