CHILDREN'S CORNER COKSVS I'ATAMOI NT. I!V I.Ol IS M. AM'oTT. Two )hj6 sat on the lur, one whittling," the other whistling. not for want of thought, hy and mean, for his hrow was knit in an anxious frown, and he patied now ami then to thump the rail, with an impatient exclamation. The other lad appeared to be absorbed in shaping an arrow from the slender Ktick in hi hand; but he watched hid neighW with a vexing smile, raying a few word occasionally, which seemed to add to the neighbor's irritation, though they were in a svrnpathizing tone. "Oh, wefl, if a chap can't do a thing, he can't, and he'd better give up and any 'Ikat,' " he asserted finally- "iiut I wont give up, and I never say 'Meat.' I'm not going to be laughed out of it, and I'll do what I Kaid 1 would, if it takes oil summer, Chris Warner," was the answer he received. "You'll have to be spry, then, for there are only two more days in Au gust," replied the whittler, shutting one eye to look along his arrow and see if its lineH were "true." "1 intend to le spry, and if you wont tell on me, I'll let you into a plan I made last night." "I guess you can trust me. I've heard about a dozen plans of yours already, and never told one of 'em-" "They all failed, so there was noth ing to tell. But this one is not going to fail, if I die for it. I feel that it's best to tell some one, because it is really dangerous; and if anything SHoULb happen to me, your knowing my plan would save time and trou ble." "1 don't seem to feel anxious a mite. l'ut I'll stand ready to pick up the pieces, if you come to grief." "Now, Chris, it's moan of you to keep on making fun when I'm in dead earnest. You know I mean what I'm saying now, and this may be the last thing you can do for :ne." "Wait till I get out. my handker chief; if you're going to 1 e aTectin' I may want it. (S ran He's cheap up here; just mention what you'd like on your tombstone and I'll see that it gets there, if it takes my last cent." The big boy in the blue overalls ppoke with such a comical drawl that the slender city land could not help laughing, till, with a slap that nearly sent his neighbor oil his perch, Corny said good-naturedly: Come, now, stop joking and lend u hand, and I'll do anything I can for you. I've set my heart on shoot ing a wild cat, and I know I can if I once get u good chance. Mothcr'll not let me go off far enough, so of course I don't do it, and then you all jeer at nie. To-morrow we arc going up the mountain, and I'm set on try ing again, for Abner says the big woods are the place to find the 'var mint.' Now, you hold your tongue, and let me slip away when I think we've hit the right spot. I'm not a bit afraid, and while the rest go pok ing to the top, I'll plunge into the woods and see what I can do." "AH right. IV-tter take old P.uff; he'll bring you home when you get lost, and keep puss from clawing you. You wont like that part of the fun as much as you expect to, may be," said Chris, with a sly twinkle of the eye, as he glanced at Corny and then away toward the vast forest that stretched far up the mighty mountain's side. "No, I don't want any help, and Huff will betray me by barking; 1 prefer to go alone. I shall take some lunch and plenty of shot, and have a glorious time, even if I don't meet that confounded beast. I will keep dashing in and out of the woods as we go; then no one will miss me for a while, and when they do, yoa just say, 'Oh, he's all right, he'll be along directly'; and go ahead, and let me alone.'' Corny spoke so confidently, and looked so pleased with his plan, that honest Chris could not bear to tell him how much danger he would run in that pathless forest, where older hunters than he had been lost. "I don't feel as if I cared to tell any lies about it, and I don't advise your goiu ; but if you're mad for catamounts, I s'pose I must humor you and say nothin'. Only bear in mind, Abner and I will le along; and if you get into a scrape, just give a yell and we'll come." "No fear of that; I've tramped around all summer, and I know my way like an Indian. Keep the girls (piiet, and let me have a good lark. I'll turn up all right by sundown; so don't worry. Not a word to mother, or she wont let me go. I'll make things straight with her after the fun is over." "That's not 'square,' Corny; but it's not my funeral, so I wont med dle. Hope you'll have firstrate sport, and bag a brace of cats. One thing you must mind, don't get too near your game beforo you fire; and keep out of sight of the- critters as much a3 you can." Chris spoke in a deep whisper, looking so excited and impressed by the reckless courage of his mate that Corny felt himself a Leatherstock ing, and went off to tea with" his finger on his lips, full of boyish faith in his own powers. If he had seen Chris dart behind the bam, and there roll upon the grass in convul sions of laughter, he would have been both surprised and hurt. No deacon could have been niDre sober than Chris, however, when they met next morning, while the partv of summer boarders at the old fann hoase were in a pleasant bustle of preparation for the long-expected day on the mountain." Three merry girls, a pair of small boys, two ami able mammas, Chris and Corny, made up the party, with Abner to drive the big wagon drawn by Milk and Molasses, the yellow span. "All aboard!" shouted our young Nimrod, in a hurry to be off, as the lunch-basket was handed up, and the small boys sought the most un comfortable corners,, regardless of their arms and legs. Away they rattled with a parting cheer, and peace fell tinon the- farm. house for a few hours, to the great - - ' I contentment of the good people lelt behind Corny's mother was one of thern, and her last words were: "A pleasant day, dear. I wish you'd leave that gun at home; I'm so afraid you'll get hurt with it." "There's no fun without it I)o:it worry, Mamma; I'll Je very careful." "I'll see to him, ma'am," called Chri.-1, as he hung on behind, and waved his old straw hat, with a steady, reliable sort of Vjok, that made the anxious lady f'-xd more comfortable. "We are going to walk up the mountain, when we get to it, and leave the hoises to rest; so I can choose my time. Hee? I've a bottle of cold tea in this jxxket, and a lot of grub in the other. No danger of my starving, is there.' whispered Corny, as he leaned over to Chris, who sat, apparently on nothing, with tiis long legs dangling into space. "Shouldn't wonder ifyou needed every mite of it. Hunting is hard work on a hot day, and this is going to le a blazer," answered Chris, pall ing hii big straw hat lower over his eyes. (TO HE CON'TINUKD.) ( alln County. DuiWlHVlLLK, N. C, May '93. Mu. EiHTof.: For some time I have been looking admiringly on the young folks column, and have de layed until now to ask for admit tance there. I hope I may be wel come, although I may not prove very interesting to you all. My father takes your admirable paper, and likes it very much. My home is situated near Anderson's Mount, and surrounded with a beautiful scenery. I enjoy reading the letter from tiie young folks very much. 1 will close wishing you and your pa per much success. Your unknown friend, S. Dunn. N;imHon County. NEWTON' (iROVK, N. C. Mi:. Kitiioi:: Lam very much in terested in the children's corner of your valuable paper, and will an swer two of the questions, first. The oldest town in the U. S. is St Au gustine in Fla., and was settled by the Spanish under Melendez ;n the year l'. 1 will also answer the question asked by Mary E. Thorn ton. Kphraim Jiretard drafted "the Declaration of Independence." I will now ask the boys and girls, who study North Carolina history what. .Judge of North Carolina death was caused by a turkey gobbler fighting him? Wishing The Caucasian much success. Sallie Williams An AiiHr and a OucKtion. Tkoutman, N. C.f March 29, 1893. Enrroit Caucasian: I take much pleasure in writing to your paper this beautiful morning. I am very fond of reading your paper. I will answer the question asked by your little friend near. Goldsboro:" St. Augustine, Fla., is the oldest town in the United States, and was settled August, 28, 15G5 by Melen dez de Aviia. I will ask a question: When were negro slaves first intro duced into the English colonies? Truly yours, Lillie Kekk. Anson County. Mokyex, X. C, April 19, 1893. DkaiiMu. Editor: I am a little girl ten years of age, we live out on the farm two miles from the little village of Morven. I can hear the church bells ringing on Sabbath morning and am always ready for Sabbath school. The (7a ml si Ax is a welcome visitor at our home, aim papa thinks it the best paper published. It seems to me it is very kind in you to give the children a corner in your paper, and I hope all the little girls and boys, whose papa takes your paper will send in a let ter now and then. I hope they will write what thev are doine- &o "so we children all over the State can get an n iea oi now we live. Your little friend, EffiE E. Pratt. I'Hing the Pieces. Some years ago there lived and worked in Italy a great artist in Mo saics. His skill was wonderful. With bits of glass and stor.e he could produce the most striking works of art works that were val ued at thousands of pounds. In his workshop was a poor little boy whose business it was to clean up the floor and tidv ur the rnnm after the dav's work was done. He was a quite little fellow, and always did his work well. That was all the artist knew about him. One day he came to his master and asked, timidly: "Please mas ter, may I have for my own the bits of glass you throw upon the flow?" "Why, Yes," said the artist. "The bits are good for nothing. Do as you please with them." Day after day, then, the child might have been studying the brok en pieces found on the floor, laying some on one side, and throwing oth ers away. Hewa3a faithful little servant, and so year after year went by and found him still in the shop. One day his master entered a store room little used, and in looking around came upon a piece of work carefully hid behind the rubbish. He brought it to the light, and to his surprise found it a noble work of art, nearly finished. He gazed at it in speechless amazement "What great artist could have hid den his work in my studio?" "At that moment the young ser vant entered the door. He stopped short on seeing his master, and when he saw the work in his hands a deep flush dyed his face, "What is this?" cried the artist. "Tell me what great artist has hid den his masterpiece here?" "0 master," faltered the astonished bov, "it is only mv roor work. Yon know you said 1 might have the broken bits yoa through away." The child with an artist-soul had gathered up the fragments, and pa tiently, lovingly wrought them into a wonaeriui work or art Do you catch the hint little peo ple? Gather up the bits of time ana opportunity lying all about, and patiently work out your life mosaic a masterpiece by the grace of God. RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE VARIOUS COUNTY ALLIANCES OF THE STATE (milrinslai th- I fflr ! l rr(rl Action ( iUr lr;l.lalirr. (.rant ill.- County. IIkxjLVKD, let, That the action of the late General Assembly touching the charter of the North Carolina State Alliance and the IJusinesf Agency thereof cannot be too strong y" condemned by a liberty loving people. 2nd, That the passage through the lower house of a bill to repeal said c harter and destroy the iJust- ness Agency within a few minutes after its introduction, without ref erence to a committee, without no tice to the officers of the order, and without allowing those members of the house w ho opposed the same to be heard in the opiosition thereto has no parallel in the history of leg islation in any civilized country. 3rd, That the alternative finally given the Alliance to either assent or have their charter repealed and their Uuainess Agency destroyed was tyranical oppression and unbecom ing to the represei.tatives of a great and free people. 1th, That these proceedings were in line with ami in aid of trusts and combines which are depriving labor of its just share of the wealth which it produces, and showed that the farmers and laborers of this State have no rights as freemen which that legislature felt bound to respect oth, We rejoice to learn that only thirteen out of the many thousand contributors to the Business fund have as vet withdrawn their contri butions and we pledge ourselves to restore to said fund all moneys which may be withdrawn by former contributors from (irauville county. Oth, That a copy of these resolu tions be fent to The Progressive Farmer, The Caucasian anil the Public Ledger for publication and that all newspapers in the State friendly to the toiling masses be re quested to copy the same. A true copy. J. F. Cole, J no. A. Waller, A. S. Pease, committee; A. J. Dal ley, G. 0 Secretary Granville Farmers' Alliance. l'crquiinuiij County. At the regular quarterly meeting of Perquimans County Farmers Al liance in session assembled at Snt- tons Creek, April 13th 1893 the fol lowing resolutions were adopted: Whereas, Ihe last General As sembly of North Carolina attempted the most contemptible piece of leg islation that ever blackened the pages of our grand old State in at tempting to repeal the charter of the Farmers Alliance, and did finally pass amendments to said charter which are without precedent in the history of charters and organizations. Therefore be it Resolvid 1st, That we regard this unwarranted, uncalled for ty rannical act as a direct blow to the Alliance and an outrage upon com mon justice and an insult to every member of our noble organization. Jind, That we consider it as an ex pression of their extreme enmity to wards the Alliance and believing that the sole purpose actuating such proceedings from the In ginning to the end was to cripple and destroy the Alliance under the cloak of the law. 3rd, That we believe it to be the duty of every Allianceman and every 1 1 1 it All. " paper irieuuiy to the Alliance to re sent this contemptible and unbound ed piece of legislation forced upon us by a set ot pretended Representa tives of the people. 4th, That a copy of these resolu tions be sent to the Piogressive Far mer and The Caucasian for pub lication. Durham County. Durham, N. C, 1893. Editor The Caucasian. Golds boro, N. C. Whereas the last legis lature without auv iust cause did change the charter of the State Alli ance or injure its usefulness as much as possible, be it Resolved 1st That we denounce such action as unjust and uncalled for, cowardly and unbecoming such a body. 2nd, That we disclaim the idea of drawing any of the funds from the state uusiness Agency. drd, Ihat acoDVof these resolu tions be sent to The Progressive farmer and The Caucasian for publication. P. N. Massy, W- J. Smith, Com. W. P. Haily. Patt II. Ma6sy, .Paul A. Brow x, President Secretary. We had A Cooil mpptinor mi" fVio - - vuv 13th and you can say to the breth ren that the Alliance in Durham county is not dead as some of the plutocrats would have us to believe. lours, Paul A. Branch, Secretary Durham county AHiance. Vance County. Whereas at its Jrecent session the legislature of North Carolina, the boasted friend of the farmer, that granted all charters, which were asked for, saw tit to revoke or amend the charter of our State Business Agency, thereby intending to crip ple its operations, and so to effert adversely the interests of those who were reaping benefits from the Agency. Now, therefore be it Resolved, By" the county Alli ance of Vance, at its quarterly ses sion held in Henderson this 13 th day of April 1893, that we denounce tne said action of the legislature as base and cowardly! Resolved 2nd. That we jrive re newed expression of our Alliance, and of our unbounded confidence in its worthy President, who shall con tinue to receive our most hearty sup port : While for his defamers we have pitty mingled with contempt Resolved 3rd, That The Cau casian and The Progressive Farmer be asked to publish this. Subscribe to The Caucasian $1.00 par year. LETTERS FBOH THE PEOPLE. Oat HrrMia Herod. Gatesvillk. N: C. April 159!. El'iTOR Caucasian": When a Re publican President appoints to thf high and dignified oftiee of Supienie Court Judge Democrat, is it Hepub iiranista? When a Democratic President ar poinu to the highlit office in hi" gift, one ho ha Weu twice a cand idate in a Republican convent iou fur President, one who has held a high position in two Republican ad ministrations, one who in the event the President and vice-President should die or be removed for any cause, by virtue of his ofiiee bo Pres ident, is it Democratic? Is this the teaching of Democracy? Was the House of Representatives of the o'Jnd Congress Democratic? I u the 52nd Congress we find that tht-ie was 14$ majority of so-called Democrats- What was tbe cause of this uprising of the people in send ing this large majority of the so called Democratic majority to the ."2nd Congress. "This prefigured, we thought, a new dawn; we thought it was the Democratic party in one of its reactions, caused by the ex travigance of the 51st Congress. It appeared that the appropriations made by a Republican Congress to carry on the government reached nine hundred and eighty million dollars, lacking ODly ten or a dozen million of making a billion dollars in round numbers, so we called it the "Billion Dollar" Congress. We were writhing over the extravagance, the prodigality, the criminal waste of such an expenditure. The Demo cratic newspapers (so called) broke out with exclamation points, scare heads, double-headed editorials in quiring when this would end, and general bottomside-upwardness all over them, which indicated that the expense of carrying on the govern ment was borne principally by the editors of Democratic newspapers, and if things kept on in that way they would either have to stop the wheels of government or suspend publication. Either one a calamity. We saw many Democratic orators in circulation throughout the countiy grieving with emotion, going from town to town dripping with cold sweat over the dreadful out-look, and the number and variety of dis asters that would surely overtake the country unless the Democratic party were put in control. And we were one of them. We thought with sadness that if the Democratic party had been in control of the House of Representatives the government would have been conducted with much gt eater economy. That was a condition too, that threatened disas ter, and we wept and almost tore our heir over it m a manner most touching to be hold. Largely be cause of the howl of the "Billion Dollar" Congress. The people not three years ago called cu a Democratic Congress (as they thought) to correct the evils of extravigance and waste of the peo ple b hard earnings, and see that economy was observed in the appro priations, called in a majority of Democrats (so called) of 148 so that there might be no mistake about it. Having done this, we waited to see this Congress that owed its election in such a great measure to the "Bill ion Dollar" Congress get to work and reduce the appropriations. The first session of the 52nd Congress was not enconraging in its results since the appropriations exceeded in amount those of first session of .the "Billion Uollar predecessor. After the ad journment the Democratic party (so called) became more explanatory. It quieted down, it was no longer in eruption. In the last campaign they said not a word about extravigance or appropriations' and now it is over a year since the noise ceased entire ly. Tne retrenching, reforming, economical Congress called in to cut down the "Billion Dollar " appropri ations and save the country from ruin has lived its life, done its work, and passed into history. It reformed the expenditures by increasing them. The 52nd exceeded the expendi tures of the 51st Congress by $44, 302,869,78. Farmers think of this, you who pays all think of it. They have added twelve hundred more to their pay in the sham of clerk hire. We are aware that several of these Congressmen have tried in vain to cover up this extravigance but these figures are taken directly from the record, and can not be spirited away. Over fifty-four millions of doll ars added to the already over taxed and oppressed farmers, and this two by a Congress elected especially to cut down expenses. But is anybody bothered to understand it? Hear what the New York World of March 11th said about it: "One of the effects of such a Congress as the 51st was, is the transmission of the spirit of extravigance, and the infec tion of its successors with the invid ious and anti-republican disease that is elected to rebuke extravigance and reform abuses, it took the infection instead of furnishing a cure, and in crease me evu it promised to reform. Humbug! humbug! thy name is called Democracy. John Brady. ALLIANCE SPEAKING. Brot J. T. B. Hoover will address the brethren at the following places on the days named in behalf of the Business Agency of the State Alli ance : CHATHAM COUNTY. Lewiston Bertie Co., May 11 3, p. m. Powellsville, ' i2 m a. m. Vvinnmr " it .1 Meary Hill, " 15' " cnowan " q " " 17) Terquimans " " is' , 9 Fasquotank " " 20' " Shiloh. Ramilon " ' 23.' UOlIllOre. (TiirnHii-'fc 01 opeaiung at IU o'clock a. m. Sample of Shoes, clothes, etc. will be shown, and the benefits to be deriv ed by the purchase of supplies, es pecially guanos, through the agency, will be fully explained. Oniy four appointments in each county. Let those near the places of -speaking at tend. Speaking at 10 o'clock a. m. Other appointments will follow. Fraternally W. H. Woeth, S. B. A. ""V ... -, DK. CYRUS THOMPSON'S APPOIKT- SIENTS FOR WAKE COUNTY. Holly Springs, Green Level, Stoney Hill, Rolesville, Wakefield, May 12th, 10 a. m. lJth, 10 a. m. 15th, 10 a. m. 16th, 10 a. m. 17th, 10 a. m. . Hollands, 18th, 10 a.m. J uoes into Johnson county on 19th. THE SCARLET WOMAN REV. DR. DIXON ON THE GATES OF HELL IN MODERN BABYLON. Ilia Dlpcuuio of tbc Social Sim-Uom It Threat" tL rul-lllon of Society. Th Tsrloa S Called Kewnilea J1 Regulations. New York. May 7. Uev. Thomas Dixon. Jr.. delivered this morning totho osual throng able to gain almittanco to the hall the third sermon of the reries on "The Shadows of the City." JTie sermon was devoted to tbe discus sion of the social eviL The text chosen was Proverbs iii. 5, 'The lips of a strange woman drop honey, but her feet go tlown to death: her steps take hold on hell." The subject of the social evil is one upon which our teachers of morals have maintained a strange silence through the past century. There has been an effort to ignore apparently the existence of thU tremendous evil There has been in fact a conspiracy of silence that haslieen the opportunity of the deviL Miss Frances Willard in a recent article on this subject expresses herself most vigor ously opon this point. She says most truly: "A conspiracy of 6ilence. whether conducted by boys in the pantry or men in society, is almost always a conspiracy of sin. It is pretty sure to be at the ex pense of something precious to the home keeper The hush policy has had ample time in which to disport its failuns. and it has miserably failed. Bad men would have good women think that a culture like that which separated Lazarus from Dives must separate them from women no worse than the very men who inculcate this shameful heresy. Bad men would have us believe that to be virtuous we must be ignorant, and that the least contact with such women that they hold themselves free to consort with would be to us a profanation." Not only has society suffered from this conspiracy of silence, but the moment the silence has been broken by some bold reformer, some prophet of righteousness and truth, who has dared to draw the sword and challenge the enemy, that mo ment there is raised the cry of sympa thy and of pity for the so called Magdalene of society. This cry usually comes from a set of hypocrites who are themselves the contributors to the very evil over wThich they mourn. They tell us at once of tho pity and the mercy of Jesus. They have always scorned the life and the example of the Christ, whom they now quote with so much unction. If eve an inci dent in the life of Jesus has been per verted and caricatured by interpreters, this incident of a woman taken in adul tery is surely an example. The truth which Jesus taught is so simple that a wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err therein. He did not teach that the woman who thus sinned against society was deserving only of tenderness and sympathy and love. The acts of Jesus must be taken in their Betting of time and place to be un derstood. The circumstances were sim ple. A crowd of hypocritical pharisees and scribes, desiring to tempt Jesus and to entrap him in his words in some vio lation of the Mosaic law, dragged this cowering woman before him, and though they themselves were lecherous wretches they whined before him, asking if the woman should be 6toned. Jesus, turning upon them in the righteous disgust of his pure soul, knowing their own im purity and villainy, said to them. "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." And when all slunk away and none remained to stand the test of a standard of purity and of truth Jesus said to the woman "Neither do I condemn thee; go thy way. from henceforth sin no more." lie did not say go back to your life of shame. His answer to these impure - pharisaes was tbe great truth that there is but one standard of purity, and that it applies equally to man as to woman. This was news to the pharasaic world. It was au arraignment of the imperfection of the Mosaic law There is no truth delivered by Jesus that 60 cuts to the very heart of the fal lacies of those who would excuse this sin and those who would build a false system of tolerance upon it, in which men are excused and even cared for in their excesses by law, as does this deliv erance from Christ to the pharisee and the woman. There is no common ground on which the modern Magdalene and her hypocritical supporters and the woman of the New Testament and Christ can possibly stand. The modern Magdalene is a different creature from the woman to whom Jesus spoke, he maintains an establishment which is itself in violation, of the laws of society, an establishment whose motive Is gain, whose methods are the-methods of the pirate and the smuggler, and around whose evil resort, run in defiance of every law of society, cluster a hundred kindred crimes. When the cry of these hypocrites who were whining the example of Christ, whose name they had only spoken be fore to profane, was recently filling the ears of the public in a certain great city, through the public prints, a working woman, roused to indignation by the tnaudlin sympathy of these men for her disreputable Bisters, wrote a most re markable reply in a daily paper. She arraigned these men for their hypocrisy and for the injustice of their position She declared that disreputable women, who sold out their honor, and who threatened home and home life and soci ety, received more sympathy than hon est womanhood which preferred poverty and hard toil to a life of shame. The plain truth hi that the hour ha3 come in the history of our great cities for ac tion upon the part of those who love humanity. The long silence must he broken. The long stupor of "inaction must be thrown off if we would save our young men and women from death. a city product. Thesdain truih is that Vie social evU is increasing each day in power ami vir vJence and threatens more and more the foundations of social order. This is true First Because the city is overshadow ing the earth. . Prostitution is a peculiar product of the city. It Is practically un known as an institution In the rural dis tricts. There public opinion is a power against evil and evildoers. It is in the city's surging impersonal mob that the evil minded take refuge. In this shame U easily bidden until shame is forgotten. The city, in other words, Is the cesspool of the surrounding territory. It drains the rural districts of its evildoers mala and female. It is the mecca of the thief and the loafer, and the harlot Boston is the cesspool of New England; New York and Philadelphia the cesspools of the middle states; New York of the na tion. Chicago is the cesspool of the northwest; San Francisco of the Pacific slope; New Orleans of the south. And so each great city is the receptacle of the filth and corruption of its respective tributary districts. If this filth were drained in to be de stroyed in the fire of a righteous life, all might be well for the nation. But the city is the heart of the nation today -Interflows its life.. It flows out again! and it flows out contaminated of neces sity by all the Influences that make or unmake tbe life of, the people who dwell frjto-y- LES-ftaiJtlleness and crm.and poverty ere tt rmaefom Th are the rowrrs that create prostitution. la the ctics th T re maL and the aggregate nwj from thr causes tna9 up t hornble total. , Then ar .vrv of wi-mca who enter this lif Uvau.- they are riciow h iwMtion. Uvanw tiu-y are Uzr and igno rant and l,eau. tbry prefer, from vara y and -l5shns. a 'f ftrw luxury to a life -f Iwrn-rt toil. A largo icr cent, largvr than one would wish who , U-Iktm in the Ut there U in tnun, will bo f,-mul in this da. And ret to many sn hon ,t working girl Sn "r grrat cities there come again and again the r.r.srvnkaUe, horrible alternative, which ruwand wiu cot down at tho Lidding, cither to beg. to ftval. ta starve, to commit suicide or to sell her bodr. This is the sad story which the city writes in these modern days tor tho KvT of the race to read. ITS PRAZEX UOLDNES- cond-Tho bonso of the ttraugo wo man lias Uorae in the modern city an established institution. It has became a commercial enterprise. 1 has its law of supply and demand, and tho conse quent corruption of the lifo of the peo ple is something incomprehensible to those who have not seriously studied it A group of earnest Christian women, impressed with this horrible fact and ef its growing reality, went a few years ago to tho editor of a great newsjiaper in London and laid In-fore him tho facts of this hoeial evil in his great city. At first he lux ited the idea. It seemed to him a monstrosity impossible in the English world. Thev insisted uiou its truth. He decided to iuestigato it for himself ; he did investigate it. The result was that he hurled that immortal thunderbolt into modern society printed in the Pall Mall Gazette, entitled "The Maiden Trib ute to Modern Babylon." An explosion followed tho hurling of that bomb which shook the world. Phar isees and hypocrites succeeded in putting Mr. Stead into prison for his bold as sault, but the great and the noble in the English world rallied in tho hour of trial to his supiort, and the reaction 6wept from tho statute books of England every disgraceful law that bound woman with the chains of a slave through the past generation. The report of Mr. Stead was investigated by men of tho highest character, aud every statement and every allegation was found to be substantially true. If the truth wero known today in tho great cities of America, the story written by Mr. Stead could bo rewritten hero with equal force and unanswerable log ic. So great is this power as an institu tion that it lays hold of society in our city on every side. The cabmen, for in stance, who rule a certain class of pas senger traffic, are almost every one in the employ of these houses of ill fame, and beneath the seats of their cab cush ions are kept the cards of direction to the various establishments. A sailor cannot enter the port of New York with out receiving letters inviting him to these brothels high and low. Even some of our own great newspapers print in their iersonal columns with marvelous effrontery, from Sunday to Sunday, tho advertisements of these infamous estab lishments. Nearly every 6aloon in the city of New York and in all our great cities has private parlors in which women of loose character are found, and it is scarcely possible for a man to enter a saloon without coming in con tact with this underworld of social vice. Every gambling establishment in the city is the vestibule to the house of ill only is this true, but there are vast districts of our cities through which it is impossible for a man, j oung or old, to pass at night without being addressed and solicited by a woman. A young woman newspaper reporter recently un dertook the experiment of walking the streets of New York through the entire nigl it to see what adventure might be fall a woman unaccompanied. She wrote her experience for one of the daily news papers. In it she declared that she was not addressed or solicited by any man at any hour of the night or on any street, and she passed through t ome of the most unfrequented and dangerous. She gave it as her opinion that a woman who went about her business could go and come through tho streets of the city at any time unmolested. Cut I dare to 6ay to this young woman that she will meet an' unpleasant revelation if she will array herself in masculine attire and -walk the streets of the city. It will be scarcely possible for her to report accurately ev ery incident that will occur. Tho boldest of these spirits that con duct the commercial transactions in this underworld often accumulate greai power and wealth. The great masses who feed their coffers go down in disease and despair and death. The horrible number of those who are tints given to the corruption of the youth and the Mrnhood and the homes of the nation 1 f omcthing appalling. As tho modern city grows In numbers this evil grows apace, and even in higher ratio than the arithmetical proportion. It is said by those who have studied the situation most carefully that in the city of Paris there are 100,000 women given to this evil life. There certainly are not less than 50,000 in the city of New York, and the lowest estimate for Chicago places the number at 80,000, while other cities will be found to main tain similar proportions, some greater, some less. It is said and on the best au thority that the city of Washington, the capital of tho nation, shows a higher percentage of disreputable women than cny city in America. And this is a prob lem which the politicians who inhabit the city should not be slow in confessing and solving. It certainly rests at their door. Third It can but threaten the life of society because of the terrible nature of this evil. The debauchery of the body is something vrhose horrors surpass be lief save to those Who come in daily con tact with the facts in the great medical world. A practicing physician told me that a large proportion of his daily prac tice was driven to the results of prostitu tion, and he said that every physician of large practice could bear practically the same testimony. Dr. Currier declares, and bases his declaration upon the sta tistics gathered from the outdoor poor department for the city of New York that there are from 6,000 to 7,000 cases of contagious disease from this cause which are annually treated in the dis pensary. He says that there are as many more cases in private practice. He declares that it is safe to say that there are 10,000 women in New York city who are each day in a condition to propagate contagions diseases. Add to these 10,000 women 10,000 men, and be hold the army of death sowing the seeds of a corrupt body, damning unborn gen erations to curse tho earth. Each city in America will show a like proportion of disease and of consequent debauchery of the physical life of the people. It is no w onder that manhood declines, and that tne people of the cities are not able to maintain themselves in the contest with the brawn and fire of the rural laborers. I- utterly drags down and destroys not simply the body but the soul of the vic tim. This sin is a violation of the di vniest thonght given to the human race itifdesecration,wlthnnclean hand, with impure purposes, of the holy of hones of the race. The climax of human experience is the hour of two hearts discovering each other. The . .. nature Is tho tnvs- ISL-1 that Warninc. to t m. rorerty of riche. and sorrow a joy. a:i Offering a privilege, is this mystery of fJ ,w .tin U the nesrattoii of his dream of humanity It U to .tab to the heart tho faith of the race. It means more. In doing thw. of mw y thMi who thus sn iuum ... not upon the individual, tut on this no the mir tho name or homo an.i n cr and all that cluster round tins holy al'sr II'n rests tho very foundation or Iminsn civilization. Tho state i built upon tho moaogamic group of ciety- 4 . fl,. notion . built 11 lilt I 1 II . 1IV ....... . - dal unity. All law rests, in its , las t analvsis, this foundation. All na tional and international law must bo traced back in its origin to this primal ordinance of God. The home is the fouutain of universal blessing from whose center radiates tho divino Influences that mako a national lifo a possibility. It U a refuge, a haven, in which man accumulates strength to kittle with tho t lements. to fulfill iu ,im im rf his heart, to be a ra- I , 1 triot, to bo true, to ba noble. It 1 the -little kingdom of God on earth that is the prophecy of tho kingdom that i to ..w. ,1.1.1 ml tho earth eu!rem The I utuv - -- house of prostitution is a threat a.;:iiiit the very foundation of homo and home life. It is the denial of tho right of motherhood aud fatherhood. The house of prostitution is the home of tho gambler. Thousands of profes sional gamblers have fallen to the" dis graceful depths of being willing to le 6iipiorted by these women. So intimate is the connection between the brothel and tho gambling hell that -it maybe said that they aro inst parable. Evry house of prostitution is n saloon of the lowest order, where tho meanest drinks are served at tho highest os.siblo price Tho fool who drinks is willing to pay There aro constant and chronic viola tions of every excise law ever put on the statute book. Infanticide, murder, theft, forgery and every crime on tho cata logue of criminality is laid daily :.t her door. When such are tho direct and ap proximate results of such an evil, how is it possible for the Christian world, how is it possible for the humanitarian, to re main eilent? What aro tho remedies pro posed for this tcrriblo evil? Thero are two. KEMEDIES I U01srj. First Regulation so called. Is this a Iossibility? Is it a practical principle worthy of a moment's serious thought? Our superintendent of police has recent ly informed us that it is tho only solu tion of the evil, and police authorities from timo to time hava given us tho same instruction. Regulation, bo called, whether in the form of tho European li cense system or legalization, is au infamy that will never bo tolerated on Anglo Sa:;on soil and ior the very patent rea sons (a) Such a system means the slavery and degradation of womanhood. It means the denial of her individuality, of her right to lifo. It means a return to barbarism. It means the negation of her personality beforo the common law. It means the stamping out of tho last hoio by which her womanhood may be reached and saved. And let it bo ob served that this proposition has never emanated from a human lcing who bore the image of a woman. It has ever come from two sources and only two namely, the licentious scoundrels of the male box and officers of the law who desired to profit by the experiment. The woman hood that could submit to this infamy of license and suspicion and regulation f all3 simply to the level of tho poor wife of the Cossack of Russia who kneels to be better by her brutal husband for sus picion oi the act of which he is daily guilty. (b) Such a solution would only aggra vate the evil by emphasizing its cause namely, a dual standard of right. The secret of the curse today is that thero aro two codes of morals one for women, another for men. Any proposition to regulate this vice is a proposition to erect a dual standard of right, of truth. It proclaims tho monstrous lie that in dulgence in vice is a necessity for man. Prostitution is not a weakness it is a crime. (c) Therefore the 6tate cannot legalize crime without committing suicide. The state has no more right to recognize prostitution as a necessary evil than it has the right to recognize stealing as a necessary evil. Stealing will doubtless never be totally suppressed. Is it sane, therefore, to say that because we cannot totally suppress it we must regulate it? (d) No system of regulation has ever checked the evils of prostitution, but has only served to increase them and aggra vate them. This is the testimony incon trovertible from every experiment where it has been tried. The result has been not the decrease of disease, but the in crease of disease. It has not diminished the evil, but increased It in the number of those who fall victims. The number 01 evu women has increased; the num ber of young men debauched has in creased. A wider harvest of death has always been reaped. The city of Colmar, Ga., has recently abolished the system of regulation, having pronouneed it a dismal failure. The mavnrof Hnlm clares that the morals of the town have steadily Improved from that day. Ail the laws on the subject of regulation have been swept from the statute book of England as a disgrace to the nation.. In Russia the system has been pronounced a failure. In Aus tria it has been pronounced a failure. None of its professions has ever been carried out. and in they have failed to do what was pre ttuueu. coum De aone by their promoters In Spain Castello states that tho means for regulation arentterWimtWf. i. the visitation provided in law is inef ficient and the treatment in hospitals equally 60. In German v" XRTCh Vl 1 TTA 4lin " J " W V SJ iUO same story of failure in her great cities. iu Aiaiy tne laws regulating prostitution were repealed in 1888. In itcn i, 1, - m.,, uc u a or rejrulation wwn nWiii .- n Switzerland, and in Christiania, Norwav .uu-uftoftcpunej from her stat ute books in 1889. In Vr has been most dismal of alL The city of Paris has registered between 4,000 and 5,000 women of ill rennto nnA are told that in the city there are 100,000 buch women. 1 THE OXE POSSIBLE 6OLCTION. What does regulation amount to? Pans is the most corrupt city socially in the world. Contagions diseases are more prevalent in Paris tVinn . world. What has regulation done for r. " cuupiy aeDauched the pub lic conscience and tnii i, manhood of Frunce that prostitution U msary evn; that the state recog nizes it, and that therefore indulgence is a question of tast Ttnt . 7 ucu Diijf main is impossible to suppress the. evil; that it r T uea wnero tried. Li this true? Where has it fniW? rm. ... it ever- been tried? We have not yet irem me primitive barbarism that would seek to degrade woman by the process of regulation. We have never failed because we have never tried. Man has never really risen to the position of meeting woman nnon an annai Charles Darwin, the great scientist, tells us inai man is tne only animal in which the male is ever unkind tn tha ti K .nuoic was a subtle Frenchman who said, in Tiew of the long subjugation of women. "lTie v'.rtuo ventjon f 1: , This ii t!: , j. leader .T t',. , , ' - f are not Utt.r ' v American 1 1 founder t f f. "'4, to th heil.:, - i " V Shall we cr;r. . ; dark citii-H , f " ways T hf. . ; , . v lHk t. a 1. ,' . ' has M;, i. ' " -The nun! . ' ", and luot i . , ' has i.;.i:-!i i . ' , : . ligioii ha- t-.i ,' . ' " fined im :i t! ' 1 1 fptvt a:: 1 r ; . - ' " ui.mhoo-1 !:.;.,. . , , f:nny f ti e I . ( grades worn .-.: .. who may l- . ; , , ' her right. f I. : . V " 1 man. There i :,! . , this qnotii.ti. ... . , 11 j and it hhoi.ld 1 legally and j j . ,'f"'k enforce a ... . " purity. The I ' . i tbould lo !'.;; : It tbouM U' I-; woman to earn i her person. t 1- . ,; . t impossible fVr 1.' : rial enterprise 1:; . " commodity t f b..: : tut ion should lrf .' it should le a en the woman and t . -who is found the i . . , should not only 1 . out. but tho i::..:i ; ' tulTcr pivci.-ly t! ...... ,. . it is made hnpo- ... : r ., her living by tl : : ; t temptation to hun . the worthless. nd . , ; norant to inter. ; ,1 ,;, , mfrved. This fi.ree t-houM : t. ... any harsh way, l u- . ' (irmly and delt-nm;. ;; . ' this there should b. ; : .' ,,r Christian world to of carrying the ' . f J.,", these women. Mr. .V his great meetings ti .; n. women still have In .,rt u touched and reach..'., tl.:.;: . saved. Agaiu nnd a ; :i , gone down into the .! ; ihw 6ago of lovo nnd f i n.!. havo rejoiced iu th 1 -; r i. Chllit r. 11 t r Tml. "I would 1h tho ha; ; i.t t. only had children," Izen tho other day in Dumber of his friend.. K, (i married nigh onto l baby has crossed tin- ti.r.i la nothing like chiVm u n. happy." 'That's all right," !-;,..!;..::; listeners. C'as Ion, till. .r-:i babies, but after tli.t . x u . r IT three kids, 10, 18 and '.'0 v.-y. . inougu 10 Know cveryti.iiii'i'. tiothing after all. 1 th'vtj keep me in hot water l.iy inur. They have had up ta il.V.ct: ichooling, besides a pMl Ik; tit tract ions outside to ln-ty t : I was in hoiK's tho Lovs w some profession tli. t wi.uldJ both fame and fortu.v. :iu wilted and learn vnt-v. but it! erwise, as the oldest has con: I elusion that ho is cut mt ! fighter, while tho voinii.tsa- ing to bo either a si, ;md ik a cowboy, or nothing. I thiia them will do well if they surf- coming waiters i,i s'l.-jm house, and mv d.t.;-,-ht' r. mv; 18, what do you V;4 ' x 10 oecoiner bne goes to u:e studies all tho hifalntin t!ii:;jr Iwoks. "I had an idea that ;- jm & bo able to teach us all ' ! no, it's a mistake. She ntta-V aters a number of tii.i'-s tlii? that settled her future. & kickers, and she's goin to k 'Why, ma,' the say.s tijoouVr kick as high if not lii.-luT ti- them stage girls. So, if tht-y -I money and get their i.aiwstt'. every day, why can t t' T: grown kids of tho d.jykrj' fighters, cowbo3s, soti a:iJ and high kickers. a. wlye --a Enquirer. A liuncrv Private' Sjuar While Komft v.;ir l.ilk vcas dnlged in the other 1 y in IJellows' office, Assist v ney John Oakey told this listed as a private in the f regiment was tho i-'-r-.:; 1 ton intrtnn in If Ml U'- were Virginia to throw up earth' as there was a scan ity of r. boys were half starved. duced to catching niossbunfc' Potomac and roasting themfc with huncrer for sa:( they t' welL "Finally I trot a fun and got over to WaMi;,' - piace 1 maao I or was a r I nolishr! nflf two l.irso steaks with all tho trisJH washed it ail clown with a bot' When I went up to payoff cashier asked, 'When -a then I told him we wero all bet so astonished at the b at tb me to a good cigar. I P2 '. one-half mv month's salary'- dinner, and I never ato ott me same keen relish, t"5- A o Opening l or s Mlis A certain woman in west is a spiritualist She a reg", ant of nil tlia 10 t Miv....-n gives private seances in taeff-j menus. Those who have v s form say that at her comtin bles and other pieces of dance, move across the roos the ceiling. She lets 'l her belief and her jioweri vrW . ITntOC- oax on u inp out to iii.ii cu - Rtrn nnd cV.a 1,1 not resist tion to introduce her f .ivont J the car driver, who kindtf open that he might IistJ$. long before the car left the tr Cars on that Una nra in tbe innr arA V, rr, ,t Oct exasperating state of affair was in a bad hole, and ne 1 fil- Tin a y.rirrt- iYr.r!"bt A" mind. TT called out, "Say, lady, if 7j give yon a dollar." The accepted. Indianapolis Jonr A BontoD SolU j Solecisms ara freauenwf ,t to certain localities, as witf ten aberration of the tan co The Bostonian fanatics hardihood to combine Zt full dress sniL But they V fnnprala (.nmhinwl with t". .A curriculum of mourning ott ier and Furnisher. Colombian PwUf Sti TV, A mnlofi. opt Of ColODl 1 stamps, which includes S-ceut, 4-cent, 5-cent, 6-ceBw j cent, 80-cent 50ent, $1. 15 stui:;, coot a collector IT J

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