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Terms II.AO per Annum, in Advance.
S. T. SHUQERT tnd R. H. FORSTER, Editor..
Thursday Morning, September 4, 1879.
Democratic State Ticket.
DANIEL O. 11,\ Kit, Allegheny county.
Then 1 will ls a lueetinx of tl Democratic Blatr
Commlltee at IVllon'i lltilsl. Ilarrld ttrg, on Woluea
day, the lOtli of at 2 o'clock, !' M.
A full Attfinlanqp in
(JBO. W. MILI.EB, Chairman.
BLACKIUJRN'H official majority for
Governor of Kentucky, is 4d,917.
Good, for an off year.
THIS is the last day on which
voters can bo registered. Attend to
it, if you are not already on the list.
IT is said that the ribaldry of the
language used by Kalloch, in denun
ciation of the De Youngs, was really
much worse than any newspaper dared
to report it.
MR. HAYES, the fraud, paid 81,000
of Mr. Tilden's salary as hush money
to close the lips of Casanave, the dar
key member of the Returning board,
who aided him in stealing the Presi
dency. Very appropriate and quite
SHARON, of Nevada, is a candidate
for re-election to the Henate of the
United Htatc-s. This is the Senator
who drew his pay without Wing pres
ent to render any service in the Sen
ate during his term. He found it
more profitable to remain at home
speculating in ruining storks.
Mil. IkAYES is ultout to commence
his usual rouuds to agricultural fairs,
to inform the country what he "knows
about farming." What lie knows
about Presidential thieves, and their
appiintment to office, or how much
hush money it takes to keep one of
these thieves from peaching upon his
pa/*, need not be detailed.
MOSEBY, the guerilla Consul to
China, has written a letter to a
friend in Winchester, Va., in relation
to Cien. Grant's candidlcy for the Pre
sidency. He says, " Reconstruct par
ties and let new men—the live men of
the State —rally around Grant and
bury the old fossils. Graut is the man
under whose leadership we can create
a new South." As an inducement to
his friends for aetivity in the Grant
boom he says further, that when Presi
dent Johnson and Gen. Hancock were
about to issue a proclamation decla
ring the guerilla chief an outlaw, Gen.
Grant interfered and suppressed it.
This is why Moeeby and his friends
are BO enthusiastic for Grant's third
A RECENT Washington dispatch to
a Philadelphia pn|er says: "It is
the wish of the Government that De
Young be tried by the courts." In
deed ! who else would try him ? But
who is "the Government" referred to?
Is it the fraud of the White House
and the seven men who form his
council? And what business have
they with the De Young case, more
than any other citizen, who may desire
to sec the laws of California, or any
other State, pro|>crly administered to
protect the rights of her people and
punish wrong-doers? The habit is
becoming quite too common in the
radical press and its correspondents to
speak of the administration at Wash
ington as " the Government" —
whether they do so in ignorance or
thoughtlessness, or by design to edu
cate the country down to the centrals,-
izing sentiments of the party. Still
the fact is patent to all who have any
intelligent knowledge of the make-up
of our republican form of Govern
ment that the part represented by Mr.
Hayes and his eouncil is a mere de
partment of the Govern rpent—and a
very mean one at that as at present
administered —entitled ouly to respect
in its appropriate sphere.
"KqUAI. AN I) KX ACT J UHTK'K TO AI.L ifIKN, or WII ATE V Kit STATIC OU PERSUASION, HKMOIOVM OK lOI.ITKA 1.. J. m-r.. „
Mr. James A. Harksdalc, of Yazoo
j City, did not shoot 11. M. Dixon
from behind, says the Washington
Post, or from the porthole of a closed
carriage. He met him almost fuce to
face. Dixon pulled out a navy revol
ver and BarkMlale snatched up n shot
gun. Both fired, but Barksdale's was
the truer aim, and Dixon fell. It was
the life of the one or the other, and
both knew it. For this bloody per
sonal encounter between two obscure
desperadoes, the sataoic Radical press
demand Federal military intervention,
and the obliteration of a State. In
San Francisco, Saturday—the strong
Republican city of San Francisco—
where by frauds of a colossal charac
ter enough illegal votes were thrown
lin November, 1876, to change the
; electoral vote of the State from Tildcn
to Hayes, a life-long Republican edi
tor met a life-long Republican politi
cian of National prominence, and
| paired the contents of a revolver, first
into his breast, and next into his back.
The Republican editor concealed his
murderous purpose and deadly nim
behind the curtains of a closed car
riage, so that for the murdered man
there was neither premonition, nor the
possibility of defense or escape. Now,
managers of the Radical satanic pn-ss,
be good enough to inform us: If Mis
sissippi is the refuge of fiends, what is
California? If Yazoo City should In
swept from the face of the earth, or
sown with -alt, what of San Francisco?
If for 1,000 tnen to say to the dcaper
ado Dixon, "you shall not make sav
ages of 5,000 negroes, and lead them to
the destruction of our hearths and
homes," is a crime ngainst civilization,
what designation do you give to the net
of Chas. De Young? What distinction
do you make lx?twoen the thousand cool
and determind men assembled at
Yazoo City to declare that they will
prevent a bloody conflict between two
races, and the 20,000 frantic Sand-lot
ters in San Francisco threatening to
sack the city and lynch their political
opponent ? Is there one among you
honest enough to answer either of these
ACTING upon the law ngnin't the
crime of bribery, as defined by Judge
Pearson, the Grand Jury of Dauphin
county last week returned true bills
against a number of persons charged
with attempts to bribe members to
vote for the riot damages hill—com
monly known as the $1,000,000 bill—
while it was pending in the Legisla
ture at the last session of that laxly.
The following are the jrersons against
whom true bills have been found,
charging them with corrupt solicita
tion : William 11. Kemhle, A. W.
Lcisening, Charles B. Salter, Jesse It.
Crawford, Christian Ix>ng, I). K.
Slnx-maker, and E. J. McCune. Kenv
blc, Salter and Crawford arc also
charged with the additional crime of
perjury. The case of Halter was
called up by the District Attorney on
last Friday, hut after some discussion
between the counsel and court, the
trials were all |K>stpme<l until No
vember. They will then no doubt all
be reached in regular order and pros
ecuted to the end. These trials will
attract great attention from their im
portance to the jieoplc of Pennsylva
nia as an effort to compel purity in
their legislation. Eminent counsel
will app-nr on loth sides —Judge
Black, Senator Carpenter of Wiscon
sin, and Mr. Gowan of the Philadel
phia A Reading Railroad, for the
prosecution, and those able and skill
ful criminal lawyers, Col. Wm. B.
Mann and Lewis C. Cassidy, for the
QKVKRAM EWINH and GARFIEI.D
spike from the same stand at the tri
statc veterans re-union,at Hteulxmville,
Ohio, last week, and Generals Rice and
ilickenlooper fraternized together in
the most amiable manner. The occa
sion brought together a coni|ny in
which citizen Charles Foster had no
place, and in which he could not air
BKLI.KFONTK, I "A., THURSDAY, SKITK.M IiKH I, 187! l.
THE Republican must have n bitter
grievance to nettle with Commissioner
Crcgg. It still growls in a dismal
sort of way over tlie election of that
gentleman by what it is pleased to
term " a species of fraudulent manipu
lations." "Fraudulent manipulations,"
indeed ! Why that is a good term,
especially when it appears in a Re
publican journal. Hut in this ease, so
far as our observations go, the only
" fraudulent manipulation" that the
Republican lias succeeded in showing
in a satisfactory and •conclusive man
ner is that Andy Gregg received more
votes than the other fellow and was
therefore declared duly elected and
fills the oflice of County Commission
er. It is not at all necessary" to
screen" Mr. Gregg from any charge
that comes against him from that
source. Hut the secret of the whole
business is that " court house subsi
dies"—another good term from the
same paper —are not forthcoming quite
so liberally as they used to be ; the Com.
missioners, like the Sheriff, do not pay
for what they do not order, ami bene •
it i* to be expected that the R>j übli
can will send forth periodic fits of ill
will as long as the present Isiard of
County Commissioners remain in
office. Oh, no! the Republican has
no hankering after " court house sale
sidies," and never had !
"Tnr democratic parly claims the
right of secession, and that any State
can nullify the laws of Congress which
the State deems inimical to its inter
ests, and that it can sever it* relation to
the general government at will, and
that the general government does not
[losses* the iiower and the right to pro
ve nt —'lUlltf'• ulc Republican.
It would lf impossible to compress
into so small a space a greater
amount of untruth than is to be found
in the above extract from the Hclle
f<uite Republican. Karh and every
one of the propositions of which it is
made tip is a plain, unvarnished and
unblushing falsehood for the uttering
of which even the pica of ignorance
in the writer would he a poor excuse.
Hut in this case the plea of ignorance
will not answer. The writer knew he
was lying, and he therefore wrote with
a deliberate intention to deceive.
Keep on, gentlemen, and let the pub
lic sec to what reckless and sublime
heights of mendacity you may yet
soar. It may be folly, to be sure,
but still it is amusing.
Itarr to go Through.
!h AU k t>t<iwn llamernt
The sign* of tho times are auspicious
for the democracy. There is every rea
son for Wlieving that duniol t). llarr
w ill be elected the next State Treasurer.
This is so patent that the Republican*
are already paving the way to let them
selves down easy. They are even put
ling forth the idea that they are not
anxious to carry the St .te.
A I'h'ladelphia en .espondent writes
that there is a growing be' ef that the
leaders of the Itepufdican party in said
city do not care the toaa of a copper
whether they carry the State this fall
or not. It is admitted that Bsrr will
Wat their candidate (Butler) outside of
Philadelphia, and that the city must
give from fifteen to twenty thousand
majority to save Butler. That Philadel
phir will do this is hy no means certain.
Some of the politician* there are hard
ajainst Butler, y A Co., and think
it would le a clever thing to let the
State go hy default this year—there is
only one office at stake—then go into
the next National convention with the
Macedonian cry that noliody can r
deem Pennsylvania but Grant.
Federal Supervisor* In JSew England.
from th* Springfield RrfaMtean, but.
The plain, unvarnished truth stands
out boldly in evidence that some of our
professedly best men who are prominent
manufacturers practically (orbid their
e.nn'oye* from exercising the right of
suffrage free from interference. It is a
disgraceful state of affairs, but we are
forced to the admission that tho Fedei*
al supervisor* were employed not to
keep peace at the polls, but to keep
anti Republican voters away; that these
supervisors, instead of preventing fraud
encouraged it by aiding to persecute all
opposed to the Republican candidate*.
It is a fact developed by Henator Wal
lace's committee that no matter who
offered a Republican ballot it was ac
cepted and no questions asked; where
as some of the beet men, socially and
morallv, and all others who were at all
active in opposition to the Republican
party, were carefully watched, and their
every move dogged by paid spotters.
The annual income of the late Coun
tess Waldegrave was $BO,OOO.
William 11. Vandorbilt employ* 27,-
Black diptheria has broken out in
A suspension of mining operations in*
tho Lehigh valley i predicted.
Apostle Frank Murphy has planned
a Kuropean tour for next Summer.
Cooking stove*made in Leavenworth,
Kansas, are now sold in Pennsylvania.
General ftrant is expected to reach
San Francisco about the I.sth of Sep-
Counterfeit trade dollars are circulat
ing very numerously in iheceutr.il part
! of this State.
Since the beginning there have been
seventeen <-a*e* of fever and five deaths
in New Orleans.
The earnings of the Pennsylvania
; railroad for this year will be one per
; cent, higher than last year.
The national hoard of health, Friday,
; sent $ 1 0,(K*) to New Orleans to l>e dis
herited in effort* to stamp out the fever.
Gov. Jloyt will deliver the opening
address at the fair of the Pennsylvania
State Agricultural Society next Tuesday.
Kdward f'oursey, of Piney Neck,
ljueen Anne's, who is now -I years of
Age and well and hearty, subsists on su
gar, eating little else.
Mr. h. M. Shoch, a State Represents
live, from Somerset county, ha* been
arrested, charged with having procured
his nomination and election by bribery
one thousand guests still are fed
j daily at the Thousand Island Park ho
tels. < >no of the attraction* is an Indi
an hrns hand, which discourses some
very wild music.
Senator Bruce claims to have discov
ored evidence to 'how what IM-C*IIIP of
, the money embcauled from the Freed
men's Bank. He cannot publish his
list of embezzlers and embezzlements
William Grossman, who reside* in
Hcidloberg townhip. Berk* county,
raised -126 potatoes from one potato. '
Tho potato was cut into pieces, each
piece haring an eye, and these were
Tonahatcho, a young Seminole, has j
been attending tho public school at i
Fort Myers, Florida, and stands at the 1
head of all of hi* classes. Ho is a
bright intelligent Indian and appears
to drop readily into the habits of the |
The excess of export# of the t'nited
States over the import* of merchandise
for the twelve month* ended July .11.
1*79, were f261.572.059. In gold and
silver coin at d bullion the excess of ex
ports over iirqiortfl for the same period
One by one, a* the day of execution
approaches, the men who murdered old
man Raber.in Iebanon county to get
the insurance money uj>on are
| confessing their guilt. Two of them.
Drew* and Stechler, made confessions
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs
has receiver! advice* from the Crow
Agency to the effect that on the 23d
instant seven civilians came upon the
reservation, caught a Gros Ventre In- i
dian, whom they charged with horse
stealing, and soon after shot him.
The Dauphin county grand jury on
Saturday found true bill* against Pet- i
tofl, Rurabcrger. Clark and <etaaT\
\ Smith for corrupt solicitation,
sented to the District Attorney SilA'i
thorn, Wolfe and Short for conspiracy
ro promote corrupt solicitation.
A story is telegraphed from Atlanta.
<a., to the effect that Mrs. Broeker
Pulliann, a handsome and well-t<> do
widow, residing in F.lbert county, Ga.,
' has been abducted. Three men came
j to her house at night in the guise of
revenue officers and took her away with
Parson Newman, Grant's preacher,
ha* l>een holding forth at the Methodist
I camp-meeting a\ Neelytown, New York, j
Hi* choice for the Presidency is Wah- j
burne. Grant, he says, doesn't want a
third term, hut if the Republicans in j
i*tod on it the Parson couldn't say
; what might happen.
The Jefferson Democratic Club of
: Wilmington, Del., has unanimously
: Adopted a resolution endorsing the
course of Hon. Thomas F. lUyard in the |
United States Senate, and declaring
that be should t>e nominated hy the
Democratic National Convention for
President in 1880.
It. 8. Slayinaker, of Kiltanning, pos
•esses an ancient piece of furniture. It
is a chair which belonged to his great
grandfather, General Fer*ifer Fraser, of
the Revolutionary army. Itis one of
aix chair* which were purchased when
bis great grandfather was married, and
i* estimated to be about 110 years old. '
The friend* of Thomas A. Scott. ,
President of the Pennsylvania Railroad |
Company, will he glad to learn that
two or three personal friends, who part
ed company with him within a fortnight
and just arrived in Philadelphia, report
him fully restored to health and quite
gleeful at the prospect of being among
his friends at home within a few day*.
A cordial greeting awaits him.
According to the Chicago 7W-#, never
before has trade been so good a* this
season, and in no previous year have
Chicago merchant* sold a# many goods
r* thus far during 1879, and to-day the
business interests of that city are in a
better shape than at any previous time
since the panic of 1873. The bountiful
grain crops give assursn eof a splendid
fall trade in all lines of merchandise.
' baric* p. Bard, of Rending, aged 28,
and n bnikcrnan on the Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad Company 1 * coal
train*, was run over and instantly kill
ed by tho engine of his own train, at
Perkiomcn -function, early Sunday
• morning. Deputy Coroner Gillespie, of
I'ho'iiixville, held an inquest, the jury
rendering a verdict of accidental death.
The farmers had delightful weather
for their 'l'ri Stale Picnic at Williams
Grove, Cumberland county, and the at
tendance from Went Virginia and Mary
land and the southern tier counties of
Pennsylvania wa# numbered by thou*
and*. Hpeeche* were made on Thurs
day hy Rev. William It. Deatrich, of
Mcchanicshurg ; Professor 8. B. Ilieges,
] of York, and Congressman Beltzhoover,
Under the new revenue law 1,400
corpoarlions have registered at the
Auditor General's Department, Jn the
li*t are included 260 building and loan
association*. 70 railroad companies, 10
home and foreign insurance companies,
10 coal companies, 25 bridge companies
and 38 turnpike companies. The rest
comprise every class of corporation*
known to the law, Only a few day* re
main in which to register and those
corj>oration* not registering hy the ex
piration of that time will be subject to
a penalty of $5OO each.
Arrangement* have been finally con
I eluded hy which Captain Webb and
Boyton will have a swimming match
today, off Nanta*ket Bea>b. The
eour will be jut oft" the beach, in
j mile stretches. Boyton, it is said,
wagers sl9**l that he can go twelve and
a half mile* in hit rubber suit while
Webb cover* ten and a half miles witli
only the usual swimming costume. If
either party leaves the water before the
prescribed distance i accomplished he
will forfeit the race and stake*.
While the Pattern State# have been
drenched with the late rain* the West
i parched. The Kansas CSty Time* pa#-
sionately cries: "More rain, 'I/oni!
Mother Karth it parched with solar heat;
the spring* have ceased to flow ; the
ground Is cracked with drought; the
citterns are empty ; the cattle are lan
guish : the hogsare perishing ; the prai
rie grass it like last year's ttubMe. Open
the portal* of heaven and give us a re
fretfiing shower. More rain, Good Ixird 1
| I>et it pour.
Patrick Smith, an aged and respects
hie resident of Newbury, N. Y., left hi*
home nine weeks ago, while suffering
from sickness. He was worried lest he
should become a burden to hi* family.
All efforts to ascertain his whereabout*
were unavailing until l*t Thursday,
when he was found in Vevlanck's
wood* in a nearly famished condition,
and so emaciated that his most inti
mate friends were for a long time in
doubt as to hi* identity. Ho ha* been
living on bark, berries and rye head*.
The encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic at Skillman, New
Jersey, closed last Thursday evening
after a grand sham battle, in which the
soldiers of the National Guard, cavalry
and State artillery and recruits of the
Grand Army participated. The battle
commenced at I o'clock and was con- |
tinued in a stvrited manner for about
two hour*. It was witnessed hy about j
ten thousand people. No accident oc
curred and the affair wa# closed after
four days enjoyable excitement and
The boiler at Moore's ore bank, Mil- |
flin counlv, exploded on Tuesday of i
last weeykarrying away the roof of the
■*, uprooting trees and tear- !
ground. The boiler was car
ried a distance of a hundred yards, al
though there wa# only a pressure of 50
! |>ound* of steam used, whereas on Mon
day the gauge indicated 75 pound*. !
Three men named Walters, Garret and
Krannon were in the engine house at
the time, hut only Garret wa# scalded— j
slightly on the back. The parly made 1
a narrow escape from a shocking death.
Sixteen cases in all—thirteen white
nnd three colored—were reported at
Memphis on Monday. Four additional
interment# have been reported by the
undertakers- Walter R. Lueaa. William
If. West, Mr*. W. G, Richardson and
David P. House, The city is being
thoroughly disinfected under the aus-
I pi cos of the State Board of Health offi
cers. Dr. John Gordon, the physician
sent by the Howard* to Julian Bedford,
at Bailey's, Tenn., returner! Monday
afternoon Mid report# him down with a
' genuine ca#o of yellow fever, W. H.
, Joyce, bookeeper at the Western Union
telegraph office, Memphis, wa# stricken
nt noon. The Howards placed thirty
additional nurses on duty.
Mr. Kdison exhibited on last Saturday,
before the Association for the Advance
inont of Science, at Saratoga, hi* new
electrochemical telephone. In it# ca
pacity to convey the voice to a roomful
of persons without any oarpteco exist#
the difference lietween it and the ordi
! nary telephone. A singing and a talk
ing voice can be conveyed distinctly al
the same time. Mr. Kdison surprised
his audience by asserting a (relief that
ere long it will tie possible* for an au
dience in Saratoga to hear through the
electrochemical telephone a person
making a speech in New York, and that
in time a concert may be given when
ever desired by artist# in another city.
General J, B. Hood, the noted Con
federate general, died at New (Means
on Saturday of yellow fever. He was a
Weal Poiffi graduate and entered the
Southern army at the breaking out of
the war. He was at ChickMominy,
Second Bull Run, Antietem, Fredericks
burg, Gettysburg and in the campaign
around Atlanta. Before Atlanta he
fought desperately with General Thomas
and was beaten back. When Sherman
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began hi* march to the sea he ordered
Thomas u> lure Hood toward* Nashville
and 'icht him. The urmie* met at
franklin and then ensued one of hi*
bloodiest battle* of the war. in which
the 'Confederate general lost one-sixth
of hi* army of 40,000 men. Thoma*
*ettl<-d down at Nashville and subse
quently took the offensive and fell on
Hood, who was laying siege. Hood was
badly cut up and routed and wa* soon
after relieved of his command and suc
ceeded by General Hick Taylor. Kince
the war he ha* lived near New Orleans
a* a planter. Hi* wife died hut a few
day* ago of the fever.
Edwin Smith, a farmer who lives sev
en mile* south of Adrian, Mich., and
who i* forty seven year* of age, has a
black, silky beard seven feet ix and a
j half inches long. A* hi* height is six
feet hi* whisker* sweep the floor when
j down, though he, of course, k<-ep* tbetn
done up with hair pin* and band* most
of the time. Hi* twin brother, Edward
has been twenty year* in raising a beard
five inches long. Edwin attributes the
wonderful grow th to having clipped the
fuz from his face when a child. He is a
well-to-do farmer, and would not think
j of organising himself into a show.
A new discovery in flax manufacture
is reported at Lyons, Frßncc, by means
of which a perfectly silken aj>j>earanoe
may be given flax fibres. After chemi
cal treatment of flax yarn it is dipped
! into a liquid prepared from silk
which leaves a silken coating u|>on it.
j The textile material no longer resem
ble* flax, but ha* a bright silken thread,
und in re -ard to fineness, elasticity and
• glo*s is claimed to be absolutely
as a substitute for silk. French journal*
predict a complete revolution of tho
, flax trade should this process prove a
i Su peri n ten'lent Smythe, of New York,
recently re|orted in an indefinite way
| that there were irregularities in some of
i the New York insurance companies.
IHe now say* the Alantic Fire,of I'.rook
j lyn, ha* liabilities more than #">0,000 in
execs* of a*et* ; that the Adriatic, of
; New York, is impaired to the extent of
#'.•4,000; that the asset* and liabilities
of the Knickerbocker Life, of New
York, nearly balance, and that thero
have been irregularities in the manage
ment of the Ilroadway Fire. Six other
companies are named whose surplus at
examination was found to be much less
than the amount reported.
The I'ope it is said, will visit Germany,
a* an evidence of the more friendly re
lation* now existing between the Em
pire and the Holy See. Cologne, hi*
principal destination, has ma >y ecclesi
astical attractions. In it* magnificent
cathedral are the reputed bodies of tho
three wise men who came to Hethlehem
at the birth of Christ, and also one or
more of the earthen jot* used at tho
marriage supper at Cana. In a neigh
boring church are preserved the bone*
of St. I'rsula and bet 11,(JC3 virgins
conijianions. These are only a j>art of
the sacred objects wluch will gratify the
piety o( his Holiness, while the secular
honors which will be shown him will bo
grateful in themselves and as the mani
festations of a friendly jiolicy.
The monument to General Custer
was unveiled at West I'oint on Satur
day. Algernon S. Sullivan delivered
the presentation address and Gener-1
N. P. Hanks was orator of the day.
"We should give to the white jwople of
the Indian country a chance to fight
there own ba tie," he said, or keep tho
nearc for them. "We should give to tho
Indians the jKililical character to which
they aspire—make them citizen* or
leave them savages as they chooae, and
settle with them as citizens or savages
every three months. Short accoun a
make long friends. ' Kir army should
t>e of sufficient strength to make wars
short and one Indian war should suc
ceed another. If the money that is ex
[•ended to improve the rivers without
water and harliors without commerce
were appropriated for the army, Indian
wars should ceaae forever."
The New York Sun says the fish com
mission of that State, through the r
agents, have turned into the Hudson
river this season more than 6,. r >OO,(KM
young shsd that they had hatched by
the artificial procee*. Thia is about one
third larger number than they had
hatched in any previous year, requiring
the uninterrupted work of six men for
about thirty five day*. The most satis
factory result* have followed the effort*
of previous year*. Not for half a cen
tury have shad been so abundant in the
Hudson aa they were thia spring. The
markets were filled to overflowing, and
fishermen along the river disjo#ed of
large numbers to farmers to be used to
fertilise the field*.
A Californian has been analysing a
plate collection in a certain church in
the land, when two hundred persons
were present, and the collection amount
ed to 910. The money was in aixty
I'iecas, and was, therefore, given by only
sixty persona, so that 140 gave l.olhing.
Hut of the sixty who did give, eight
g. ve hJf a dollar each and twelve a
quarter each, ao that one third of the
givers contributed seven tenths of the
gift*. Eighteen gave ten cents each
and twenty-two gave five cents each.
And if they bad only had eopjier coins
it it hard to tell how deep in the mine
they would have gone. The analyser
draws two imj>ortant facta from his ana'-
ysis which are rpplioable everywhere.
First, that the contribution for otyeeta
of Christian benevolence come from a
few. Tlie majority give nothing, or
only a mere pittance to keep up ap
pearanc % And second, the problem
of systematic giving is yet unsettled,
and must remain so until every congre
gration ia at to ley by something
eve.y week loir ChiiaUan benevolence.