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t ^ ^ WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1890. ^ ^ NO. 40.
tEVIEW OF THE ACTION OF THE
Senators From Charleston Give a His"
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I Fry ox int? rrwccumga *** *?<**? ???
i the House of Representatives.
Do tlie Editor of the News and'
lion ; C.; pt. Tillman lias on scvloccaiii^u.s
seen nt to denounce
Be meija.'.vis of the State Senate j
& votefi against the census arid
PP0rti<pLmeut bills. We have
ted to (see whether any one, other
a ourselves, would give the reasons
snnh We are unwilling
I;er to have such reasons unstated,
>cially in view of the recent at;
on that upright soldier and
Fenian;, Judge Izlar, whose pool
necessarily forces him to keep
: "TH? FACTS HEE AS FOLLOWS.
ae,<J?aeral St at utes of the State
ained and now contain the genprovispns
for taking the census,
ut twoj or three days before the
? of the session of 1884 a bill
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Ike over jirom me jnouse tu mc
ate, amending in certain particuIthe
general law. on the subject
pe censhis- -principally as to the
[ per capita to be paid and in
minor points. While, however,
ft the (fluty on the Governor of
ing an enumeration made, neither
bill ncr the general law approtod
an\ money to enable him to
i the w ork done. The bill, there,
as it i assed the House, was inplete,
Jind would have effected no
i * .1 A 7. _ 2.
I in inquiry it was ascertained mat
brobable expense of a State cenKvould
Amount to some $50,000
60,009. i This was the estimate
ie by eyeful men, who were
posed t??>e in a position to
he majorjHE the Senators, nearly
? whose ^^ftties were unaffected
he resulflBK not feel justified in
ingupoiJHr people this heavy
anse. And as the House, which
the body whose membership was
uestion, had not deemed it prop>
take the responsibility of makthe
appropriation necessary for
work, these Senators, acting on
n J. J.1 i XT.-. TT
HOLU sent uiern oy uue jauuse, xeHhe
counties whose representation
Bid be affected by the census
k about equally divided. The
large majority of the Senators
entirely disinterested, as it did
affect their counties in any way.
H BHajority of these disinterested
Bitors voted against the bill, and
Bheir votes it was defeated.
Hi 1S85 the amendment of the
Hsiitution was proposed allowing
H Bportion nent oaAfc-frasis of the .
B^^t^tes j^^^iof 1890 and ,
^^BWplr. Keynolds, of :5eaufort. It i
? proposed and passed as a fulfil- .
?r merit of the requirement of the Constitution
providing for reapportionment,
but as saving the taxpayers of ;
the State the heavy expenses of tak- 1
iitg the census* by the State. ;
At the same session, 1385, the '
House again sent over a bill for tak- !
ing the census by the State authorities.
But as the amendment to the :
to the Constitution had been passed *
providing the other method for re- '
apportionment, as a measure of j
economy to the State, th9 Senate '
did not feel called on to pass this
There was another serious objection,
to wit: "Whether an extra session
of the Legislature could legally
be called to reapportion in time for
the election in the fall of 18S6.. This j
had due consideration. But that '
which determined the matter "was that
another method of reapportionment
had been provided, by which the :
taxpayers were saved some ?50,000 or !
?An nnn i
The matter then came before the '
people of the State at the general
el^ion in 1SS6, when this amendujM^yas
submitted for their decis^Ht
was adopted by an over
^kng popular vote. The people
H Btate thereby ratified and apHfche
action of the Legislature 1
Ktituting this means of reap
Bment, and saving. them the
Bpax' and expense of taking the
K by the State. And the peo- :
Mmemselves having thus acted
Re question, it was settled finBring
the session of 1886 the bill
Kify this constitutional amendcamc
before the Senate. It was j
ftu by the vote of every Senator
" 1S87 and again in 1888 bills were
m Bduced into "the Senate to reap- :
ion on the basis of tlie census of
B B. These were opposed as not
Kg within the scope of the kniend0
Bit, which provided'that the first
Bpportionment shoidd be made Tins'
the census of 1890. There were
Ho practical difficulties, as for inBnce
with Chaiieston county, which
Bd been divided since that census
Bto Chaiieston and Berkeley. This
Bevented any accurate or proper reBportionment
on the basis of the
Bensus of 1S80. The Senate, thereB>re,
by a decided majority, rejected
B This is a simple statement of the
^SBise. Who do not propose to inJftulge
in intemperate language or to
Fbe drawn into vituperation or recrimination.
V.'c desire solely to give the
reasons vrliieh governed the Senate in
Augustine T. Smythe,
Geo. Lamb Buist
Senators from Charleston County.
?Carpenters in Greenville have
struck for a ten hour day with the
. same pay tliey have been receiving for
eleven and a quarter hours.
?While Senator Tom Woodward
of Fairfield, and Mr. John Howie of
this city, were sitting in front of the
Hotel Jerome Monday evening, some
remarks of the latter about the State
crm-primi put and its officers crave the
Senator sucli offense that lie struck
Mr. Howie. Bystanders prevented
further humilities, and in a few minutes
the senator and Mr. Howie made
up their differences and peace reigned
again. So quietly did the affair take
place tliat some of those looking at it
did not realize tiiat it was more tnan ]
a little rough play.?Register, 24th. - .
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SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
?Col. Robert Aldrich of Barnwell
is out in ail interview in the Charleston
"World, squarely favoring Tillman.
?A commission has been issued to
j the Capital City Guards, colored, of
? 1 mi * r, n r.
L/'Oiumoia. xne company cuiuiu-iaca
?Alexander Noisette, colored, is in
jail at Charleston charged with the
murder of John Worthy, colored, by
driving an iron pin ito his head.
?Preparations are being made to
begin the work of erecting the cotton
compress at Sumter, the stock for
which was subscribed a month ago.
?Napoleon Levelle, who killed his
ii-J-Pz* mnwlovoi^ VliC TlTtf-lp
ruiu cuiu uicaiij .lu.w*v*vavv?, v.? ? ^
in Charleston on Febuarv 17tli, was
convicted of murder, and sentenced
to be hung September 5.
?One of the census enumerators
appointed for Catawba township,
York county, claims to have found a
negro woman who gave in her age as
114, and is still right spry.
?Steel McLees, the only son of the
widow McLees, living ten miles bei
j , ? T>,?. I
low -cmuersoii, ?as u;u?>iicu u_i
ris' Pond on Saturday afternoon. He
was caught in a suck hole.
?"Work on the new Cathedral in
Charleston is progressing. The
arched windows on the west wall
have been about finished, and the
work is pushing forward all over the
?Newberry has been selected as
the place of this year's encampment
of the Citadel Cadets. The corps
will use the grounds of Newberry
College?these liavirg been offered
for the purpose.
?\fV> T. T, TTflin'a cvf P.Tipsf prfiplrl
county, saw a peculiar looking old
stump the other day, and after close
inspection concluded there must be
something in it. He turned the
stump over, and in the bottom of it
found 93 leather-wing bats.
?The new and handsome building
erected by the Masonic fraternity of
Anderson was dedicated on Tuesday
with imposing ceremonies. -Col. J.
A. Hoyt, a Past Master of the lodge
there and a Past Grand Master of the
State, delivered the dedicatory address.
?TVio mr>ofir>or at. T i a Yin firm on I
"Wednesday was attended by about
350 parsons. Speeches were made
by Capt. Tillman, Gen. Bratton, Gen.
Pope, Col. Marshall, and Col. Gary.
Everything passed off quietly. The
sentiment of the meeting was strongly
with Mi*. Tillman.
?Judges Bond and Simonton, in
the United States Court, at Charleston
on Wednesday, decided the township
railroad bond cases in South
Carolina. The suit was brought by
fche_Chaiieston, Cincinnati and Chica
?0 Kaiiroad against tne uoston xrusc
Company. The validity of the bonds
had been attacked by the townships
that issued them, but their vali- lity is
?The Charleston World of Wednesday
says: "Soon after the rain
and thunder and lightning yesterday,
Emd especially after the severe clap
of thunder, thousands of dead fish
came to the surface on Ashley river.
They were of all kinds, large and
small, and lined the shore and floated
in the stream for a considerable
ctistance. The tugs and vessels which
had to run up and down the river
encountered them in every direction."
?On "Sunday morning, Mr. R. E.
Tyler, of Aiten county, met -with a
fatal. accident. After harnessing a
young pony for the first time to a
road cart, he attempted to get in,
and got his foot hung in the spring.
Ihe pony dashed off and dragged
him for some distance. After it was
stopped and he was released it was
Pound that he was fatally injured, his
skull being fractured, with numerous
internal and external bruises. He
died on Monday morning.
A Move Against Chairman Brice.
New York, June 25.?There are
hints that some influential persons
think that Senator Calvin S. Brice
would do well to resign his office of
Chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, and that such a- move
would be of considerable advantage
to the partj* at large. His railroad
and other financial connections and
his lukewarm tariff sentiments are
given as the reason for making a
change desirable. The position of
head of the committee is no sinecure,
and it may be rather difficult to get
any one to fill Mr. Brice's place.
While nominally favorable to Mr.
Cleveland's renomination and re-election,
he has been accused of really
favoring the nomination of ex-Secretary
William C. WTiitney, although
that gentleman has over and over
again stated his refusal to be a candidate.
Taken with other early indications
of the campaign, such a controversy
would seem ripe to add a new
complication the many now surrounding
the Democratic situation here.
An Eminent Yonng Georgian.
Pof fVilVim-m r\f Aflar>f f.hmlfrh but
34 years of age, is general counsel for
the great Richmond Terminal system,
which stretches over S,0O0 miles of
road. Ee was strongly talked of for
president of the system. Mr. Calis
a grandson of John C. Calhoun
and of General Duff Green who
figured m Wasmugion journalism
during President Jackson's administration.
Both his ancestors were remarkable
men, and young Calhoun
has the characteristics of both. His
advance has been extraordinary. Ten
years ago he was poor and just beginning
lis law practice. To-day he
is a lawyer and railroad attorney 01
tlie first rank, and wealthy, with a
creative business capacity of the
?Dr. J. B. Patrick, a prominent
dentist of Rock Hill,died on Monday.
He was a native of Charleston.
Taking Pleasure in theFuture.
Briggsf' "What au eloquent sermon
Longwood preached in favor
of a belief in a future life. There can
be no 4oubt that he is a firm believer
Bfaggs: "Yes: he thinks that when
eternity begins he will have chance
to preach as long a sermon as he
likes."?Terre Haute Express.
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/> LESSON FROM THE STORY OF
JJr. Talmage'ii Striking Sermon on ? Striking
Chapter in Bible History.
Dr. Talraage took for Lis
text on Sunday Ruth, i, 12:
"And they lifted up tlieir voice
and r.-ept, an Orpah kissed lier mother-in-law,
but Ruth cla\*e unto her."
Following is the sermon:
[ -uoao was a neamen nrnu. - >Tru
| is about to leave it and go into tuo
land of Bethlehem. She has two
daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah,
who conclude to go with her. Naomi
tells them they had better not leave
their native land and undertake the
hardship of the journey, but they
will not be persuaded. They all
three started out on their journey.
After awhile, Naomi, although she
highly prized the company of her two
daughters-in-law, attempted again to
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the hardship and self-denial through
which thev would be obliged to go.
Ruth responds in the words from
which I once discoursed to you: "Entreat
me not to leave thee, or to return
from following after thee, for
where thougoest I will go,.and where
thou lodgest I will lodge, thy people
shall be my people and thy God my
God, where thou diest will I die and
there will I be buried, the Lord do
so to me and more also if aught but
but death part thee and me." Not
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SU VY i LJU uer SIS LCI vi^au. jljlcj. v?.ttemiinatio*
had already been shaken.
The length and peril of the journey
began to appeal her. and she had
worshipped the gods of Moab so long
that it was hard to give them up.
From that point Orpah turned back,
the parting described in the words of
my text: And they lifted up their
voices and wept again, and Orpah
kissed her mother-in-law, but Buth
clave unto her. $
Learn from this story of Orpah
that some of those who do not leave
the Moab of their iniquities are persons
of fine susceptibility. It was
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and sorrow that led Orpah to
start with her toward Bethlehem. It
was not because of any lack of affection
for her that she turned back.
"We know this from the grief exhibited
at parting. I do not know but that
she had as much warmth and ardor
of nature as Ruth, but she lacked the
courage and persistence of her sister.
That there are many with as fine
susceptibility as Orpah who will not
take up their cross and follow Christ,
is a truth which need^ but little demonstration.
Man}- of those who
have become the followers of Jesus
have but very little natural impressibility.
Grace often takes hold of the
hardest heart and the most unlovely
character and tarrsforms it. It is a
hammer that breaks rocks. In this
OVmsf, often shows His uowers. It I
wants but little generalship to conquer
a flat country, but might of artillery
and heroism to take a fort
manned and ready for raking cancniiade.
The great Captain- of our
salvation has forced his way into
many an armed castle. I doubt not
that Christ could have found many a
fisherman naturally more noblehearted
than Simon, Peter, but there
was no one by whose conversion
He could more gloriously have mag
niged His grace. The conversion of
a score of Johns would not have illustrated
the power of the Holy
Ghost as much as the conversion of
one Peter. It would have been easier
to drive twenty lambs like John into
the fold than to tame one lion like
Peter. God has often made some of
His most efficient servants out of
men naturally unimpressionable. As
men take stiff and unwieldy timbers,
and under husre-handed machinery
bend them into the hulk of great
ships, thus God has often shaped
and bent into His service the most
unwieldly natures, while those naturally
impressionable are still in their
Oh, how many, like Orpah, have
warm affections and yet never become
Christians? Like Orpah, they know
how to weep, but they do not know
how to pray. Their fineness of feeling
leads them into the friendships of the
world, but not in communion with
God. They can love everybody but
Him, who is altogether lovely. All
other sorrow rends their heart, but
they are untouched by the woes of a
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\.l\ Vili V?WVI livnw w^v^-^s-.
with excitement, but the glad tidings
of great joy and salvation stir not
their soul. Anxious to do what is
right, yet they rob God. Grateful
for the slightest favors, they make
no return to Him who wrung out the
last drop of blood from His heart to
deliver them from going down to the
pit. They would weep at the door of
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tire in chains, but no compassion for
their own souls, over which satan,
like a grim jailer, holds the lock and
key. "When repulsive, grasping, unsympathetic
natures resist the story
rvf ft S? L-innr'si 1nvf>_ if, floes not excite
our surprise; but it is among the
greatest of wonders that so many
firho exhibit Orpah's susceptibility
also exhibit Orpah's impenitenc.y. We
are not surprised that there is barrenness
in a desert, but a strange
thing is it that sometimes the Rose of
Sharon will- not grow in a garden.
On a summer morning we are not
surprised to and a rock without any
dew on it but if, going among a flock
of lilies, we saw in them no glittering
drops, would say, "What foul
sprite has been robbing these vases?*'
We are not surprised that Herod did
not become a Christian, but how
strange that the young man Jesus
loved for his sweetness ^of temper
clinnlr! i-iof VmvA Invprl f lip Tiedeemer.
Hard-hearted Felix trembled, proud
Nebuchadnezzar repented, and cruel
Manasseh turned unto tlie Lord, but
many a nature, affectionate and gentle,
has fought successfully against
divine influences. Many a dove has
refused to come in the window of the
ovl- olfVirmcrV. finrH710 nn rpfif. for flip
sole of her foot.
Again, the history of Orpah irapres- i
ses upon me the truth that there arc !
many who make a good starting, but
after awhile change their minds and
turn back. When these three mourners
start from their htffhe in Moab
there is as much probability tliat
Orpah will reach Bethlehem as that
her sister liuth and her mother-inlaw,
Naomi, will arrive there. But
while these continue in the journey
they commenced, Orpah after awhilegets
discouraged and turns back
This is the history of many a soul.
Perhaps it was during a revival of
religion they resolved upon a Christian
life, and made preparations to
leave Moab. Before that tliey were
indifferent to the sanctuary, churches
were necessary evils. The minister
ahnost always preached poor sermons,
because they had not the heart to
hear them. They thought the bread
iv,'is not good because then appetite
was poor, llelig'on did very well
for invalids and the aged, but they
had no desire for it. Suddenly a
change came upon tlieir soul. They
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Every night there was a thorn in their
pillow. There was a gall in their
wine. They found that their pleasures
were only false lights of a swamp
that rise out of decay and death.
Losing their self-control they were
startled by their own prayer, "God
be merciful to me a sinner.v They
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Ghost was in their soul. Without
thinking what they were doing they
brushed the dust off their family
Bible. The ground did not feel as
firm under them nor did the air seem
as bright. They tried to dam back
the flood of their emotions, but the
attempt failed, and' they confessed
then' anguish of soul before they
meant to. The secret was out. They
wanted to know what they mast do '
to be saved.
Alas! Alas! Starting out for heaven
is a very different tiling from arriv- |
ing there. Remember Lot's wife. (
She looked back with longing to the .
place from which she came, and was 1
destroyed. Half way between Sodom ,
and the City of Refuge that strange !
storm comes upon her, and its salt !
and brimstone gather on her garments
until they are so stiffened she !
cannot proceed, nor can she he down, .
because of this dreadful wrapping
around her garments and limbs; and
long after her life has gone she still '
stands there so covered up by the '
strange storm that she is called a '
pillar of salt as some sailor on ships (
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with a mail of ice. Ten thousand 1
times ten thousand men have been '
destroyed half way between Sodom <
and the City of Refuge. Orpah \
might as well never have started as i
afterwards to turn back. Yet multi- '
tudes have walked in her footsteps. <
Go among those the least interested j
in sacred things and you will find that <
they were once out of the land of '
Moab. Every one of them prayed :
right heartily and studied their Bi- i
Dies; arid irequenteu tne sanctuary,
but Lot's wife looked back wistfully 1
to Sodom, and Orpah retreated ]
from the company of Ruth, and Naomi. (
it is an impressive thought that af- 1
ter Orpali had gone so far as ac- 1
tually to look over into the land of 1
Bethlehem she.tumed back and died <
in Moab. 1
We talk about taking up the cross '
and following Jesus, but that cross !
is not half so heavy as the burden 1
which the sinner carries. It is a very *
solemn thing to be a Christian, but 1
it is a more solemn thing not to be a ?
Christian. There are multitudes :
who, afraid of the self-denials of the <
Christian, rush into the harder self- '
denials of the unbeliever. No voke 1
but Christ's, however tight and gall- 1
ing! Orpah goes back to her idola- ^
tries, but she returns weeping; and all 1
who follow her will find the same 1
sorrow. Just in proportion as gos- j
pel advantages have been numerous }
will be the disturbance of the heart
that will not come to Christ.
Again: This subject teaches that
a religious choice and the want of it '
frequently divide families. Ruth and '
Orpah. and Naomi were tenderly attached.
They were all widows, and !
their life had been consecrated by a
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their affections had been forged. To- gether
they were so pleasantly uni- |
ted, you can hardly imagine them ^
separated. Yet a fatal line is drawn 1
dividing them from each other, per- 1
haps forever. Naoini cannot live in !
a heathen country. She must go
into Bethlehem, that there among the '
pious she may worship the true God. 1
Rutli makes a similar choice, but
Orpah rebels. ''And they lifted up
their voice and wept a train, and Or
pah kissed lier mother-in-law, but ;
Ruth clave unto her." The history
of this family of Elimelech is the 1
history of many families of this day.
How often it is that in a circle of relatives,
while they look alike, and
walk alike, and talk alike, there is a
tremendous difference. Outwardly
united in the affectional relations of
this life, they are separated in the
most important respect. Some now
are the children of the light, and oth
ers the children ol darimess. These
are alive in Christ, and those are dead
in sin. Ruth in the land of Bethlehem,
Orpah in Moab. Of the same
family are David and Solomon, worshippers
of the most High God, and
Adonijah and Absalom, who live and
die the enemies cf all righteousness.
Belonging to the same family was
the holy and devout Eli, and the
reckless Phineas, and Hophni. Jonathan
Edwards, the good, and Pierrepoint
Edwards, the bad, belong- to
tlie same family. Aaron Burr, the
dissolute, had a Most excellent, father.
Dying, yet immortal hearer, by the
solemnity of the parental, and filial,
and conjugal relation, by the sacredness
of the family hearth, by the honor
of the family name, by the memory
of departed kindred, I point out
this parting of Kuth and Orpah.
Again: This subject suggests to
me two of the prominent reasons
why people refuse the kingdom of
Christ. There may have been many
other reasons why Orpali left her
sister and mother-in-law and went
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sons which I think were more prominent
than the rest. She had been
brought up in idolatries. She loved
the heathen gods which her ancestars
had worsliiped, [and, though
these blocks of wood and stone could
not. hear, she thought they could
hear. and. thoush thev could not see.
she thought they could see, and j
though they could not feel, she
thought they could feel. -A new reli- i
gion had been brought tcj her attention.
She had married ^jgodly man.f
She must often have heard her mother-in-law
talk of the God of Isreal.
She was so much shaken iii her original
belief that she concluded to leave
her idolatries, but, coming to the
margin of the land of Bethlehem, her
determination failed her, and speedily
she returned to her gods. This
is the very reason vrhy multitudes of
pCliMJJUd JULCVC1 UCCUiJLlt;
They cannot bear to give up their
gods. Bnsiness is the American Juggernaut
that crushes mare men than
the great car of the Hindoos. To it
they say their morning and evening
prayers. A little of Christ's religion
may creep into tlie Sabbath, but
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday are tie
days devoted to this American idol.
Every hour there is a sacrifice on the
altar. Home duties, health of body,
manly strength and immortal affections
must all bum in this holocaust.
Men aci as though they could take
their bonds and mortgages,and saws,
and trowels, and axes, and day
DooKs, Witn them mto the kingdom of
There are men who have no unholy
thirst for gold, yet who are devoting
themselves to their worldly occupations
with a ruinous intensity.
Men of the stock exchange, men of
the yardstick, men of the saw, men
of tlie trowel, men of the day-book,
what will become of you if unf or given,
in the great day when there are
no houses to build, and no goods to
sell, and no bargains to make? It is
possible to devote oneself even to a
lawful calling until it becomes sinful.
There is no excuse on earth or under
the earth for the neglect of our
deathless spirit. Lydia was a seller
of purple, yet she did not allow her
extensive occupation to keep her
from becoming a Christian. Daniel
was secretary of state and attorneygeneral
in the -empire of Babylon,
and yet three times a day he found
i* 1 _ * _ _ . j _ a:
nine to pray wun ms iace tow ards
Jerusalem. The man who has no
time to attend to religion will have
do !}ime to enter heaven.
But there are others who, while
their worldly pccupatioi has no particular
fascination over them, are entirely
absorbed in the gains that
come to that occupation. This is
the worship of Mammon. The ring
of dollars and cents is the only litany
they ever utter. Though in the last
day the earth itself will not be worth
r> -Poy+Vn-ncr o T?cor\ /vP oallc>a ffor-orl
a i.u>i cm vj. uuntvvivu
in the Aihirlwind, they are now giving
their time and eternity for the acquisition
of so much of it as you
might at last hold in the hollow of
Dne hand. The American Indian
who gava enough land to make a
state out of for a string of beads,
made a princely bargan compared
with the speculation of that man
who gains the whole world and loses
bis own soul. How much comfort
do the men take who died unforeiven
ben years ago, leaving large fortunes
to their heirs'? Do they ever come
up to count the gold they hoarded
or walk through the mansion's they
built"? Though they could have
bought an empire, they have not now
is much money as you have this moment
in your pocket. Solomon looked
upon his palace and the grounds
surrounding it, pools rimmed with
jold, and circling roads along which,
it times, rushed his fourteen hundred
chariots, while under the outbranching
sycamores and cedars
the apes and peacocks, which by the
navy of Hiram had been brought
from Tarshish, and from the window
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purple through which came out the
thrill of harps and psalteries mingling
with the song of the waters.
When Solomon saw that all these
luxuries or sight and sound had
been purchased by his wealth, he
broke forth in the exclamation,
^^rnnciT imctrovptli nil fln'noQ "Rnf.
sre cannot receive it as literal. It
sannot still the voice of conscience,
[t cannot drown the sorrows of the
soul. It cannot put a bribe in the
laand. of death. It cannot unlock the
jate of Heaven, The tower of SiLoam
fell and killed eighteen of its
admirers, but this idol to whose worship
the exchanges and banks and
custom houses of the world have
been dedicated, will fall and crush to
death its thousands. But I cannot
enumerate the idolatries to which
men give themselves, They are
kept by them from a religious life.
"Ye cannot serve God and Mammon,"
tmd the first thing that Christ does
when He comes into the temple of
the soul is to drive out the exchanges.
But it was not only the gods of
Moab that made Orpah leave her sister
and mother-in-law. She doubtless
had a dread of the hardship to
which, they would be exposed on the
journey to Bethlehem; and Orpah
was not alone in the fear. Doubtless
some of you have been appalled and
driven back by the self-denials of the
christian life. The aunt of the world
the charge of hypocrisy which they
would sometimes be obliged to confront,
has kept many away from the
land of Bethlehem. They spend
their life in counting the cost and,
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much courage and faith, they dare
not begin to build. Perhaps they
are courageous in every other respect.
They are not timid in presence
of any danger except that of trusting
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sheep are more afraid of the shepherd
than of tlie wolves. They shrink
away from the presence of Christ as
though He were a tryant rather than
a friend who sticketh closer than a
brother. They feel more safe in the j
ranks of the enemy, where they must
suffer infinite defeat, than in the j
army of Christ, which shall be more
than conquerors, through him that
Vinf.Vi Invprl fVipm HTgti shiver and
tremble before religion as though
they were commanded to throw their
life away, as though it were a surrender
of honor and manliness, and
reason and self-respect, and all that
is worth keeping.
What lias God ever done that His
mercy should be doubted? Was
there ever a sorrow of His frailest
child that He did not pity? Was
there ever a soul that He leftunhelped
in the darkness? Was there ever
a martyr that He did not strengthen
in the flanes? Was there ever a dyine
man to whose-relief He did not
come at the cry of -'Lord Jesus receive
my spirit?" Aye, my soul,
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what has God done that so basely
thou hast doubted him? Did He
make the whole earth a desert"? Are
all the skies dark and storm-swept?
Is life all sickness? Is the air .all
plague? Are there nothing but rods
and scorpions and. furnaces? God
knew how many suspicions and unbeliefs
men would entertain in regard
to him and therefore, after making a
multitude of plain and precious
promises, He -places His hand on
His own hesrt and swears by His
own existence: "As I live, saith the
Lord God, I have no pleasure in thy
death." "Why then fight against
G?d? This day the battle rages.
Thou art armed with thj sins, thy
ingratitude, thy neglects, and Christ
is armed against thee, but His weapons
are tears, are calls to mercy, and
the battlecry which He this day
sends over thy soul as he rushes towards
the is " save thee from going
down to the pit for I nave iound a
ransom." I would not envy thy victory.
0 hearer, if thou dost conquer
for what wilt thou do with the weapons
thou has snatched from the armed
Redeemer, what with the tears,
what with his dying agonies, what
with His calls for mercy? Would
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Moab! Would God that Orpah
would go to Bethlehem.
THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEImportant
Action of the Body, Touching
the Pending: Campaign.
At the meeiing of the Democratic
State Executive Committee, lield in
Columbia on Wednesday night, the
following resolutions were adopted:
"Resolved, That a convention of
the Democratic party of South Carolina
is hereby called to meet in the i
hall of the House of Representatives i
in the city of Columbia oil Wednes- i
day, tlie 13th day of August, at 12 <
m., for the sole and exclusive purpose
of determining whether delegates to ;
the State nominating convention to :
be held on the 20th day of September :
thereafter, shall be elected by a
primary election to be held on a day
certain throughout the State, and for
no other purpose whatsoever; and the ]
number of delegates to be elected by
each County shall be equal to double ;
the number of representatives in each ;
branch of the General Assembly to
which each county is entitled."
' Resolved, That the call for a
State nominating convention hereto- ,
fore ordered to meet in Columbia on
September 10th, be and the same is '
hereby confirmed." .
"Resolved, That the several conn- ;
ties of the State be earnestly request- ;
ec not to elect delegates to the Sep
tember convention until the question ,
of electing by primary election is determined."
A sub-committee was appointed to j
prepare and distribute "such printed
matter as they may consider wise
and proper." The sub-committee ;
comprises. Colonel Hoyt, Secretary
Jones, and Messrs. C. S. McCall, John
C. Haskell and J. E. Boggs.
Shoting Affray in Colombia.
Columbia, S. C., June 19.?At ten
minutes after six o'clock this even
ingseven or eight pistol shots were ;
fired in qoick succession in front of
the Opera House in Main Street, and
then two men were seen grappling. :
They were Dr. W. W. Ray, of Con- '
garee, this county, and Trial Justice ;
F. H. Weston, recently appointed. ;
The men are cousins and both are J
young. Weston was shot in the left
side and left thigh. Ray got a scalp ;
wound. The firing was at close 1
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within aim's length. The trouble is :
reported to be over a private matter. ;
?Professor F. N. Crouch, the composer
of Kathleen Mavouraeen, is '
nearly 90 years of age, but was able
to march in the procession at the ;
unveiling of the Lee monument at
THE PALMETTO FIBREA
Possibly Xew Indnstry for the Palmetto
State?What the Government is Doing to
Encouragc New Invention#.
Some clays ago an interview was
published in tlie News and Courier
with Mr. Charles Richards Dodge,
a special agent of the Government in :
the Agricultural Department. Mr.
Dodge lias been making a study of
fibre, ramie, jute, palmetto, etc.
While here he called on Dr. Panknin,
who, as is well-known, is the inventor
of the only ' perfect decorticating
"Some questions have been asked
as to what is the use of palmetto fibre.
This fibre is about to be manufactured
in Florida in numerous places.
Two uses are made of the fibres.
From the tree is made a long ligheous
product which is used instead of hair
in compounding the ordinary plastering
for walls. It is said to have the
special advantage over hair that it
cn.-n hn p&silvwTnlfi used on
tlie wall and it will not stick to the
trowel and fall out in whole sections
of plaster. The other fibre is made
from the 'boots' of the tree, the
sl umps of the old leaves. This fibre
: is short and is made into door mats,
etc., etc. There is plenty of palmetto
in South Carolina if one wants to
make a trial."
There are a great many other
things which have been suggested in
the News and Courier for the manufacture
of bagging, okra stalks, etc.
Dr. Panknin said yesterday that he
understood that a bill would be
passed by Congress in aid of discov-!
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erers ana inventors 01 vaiuaDie auditions
to the commercial fibres. It is
not unlikely that the ramie cultivators
and inventors will get, and "will;
deserve, the consideration and assistance
of the Government. Everybody
in South Carolina who discovers
something in this line will doubtless
receive encouragement from Congress.
Mr. Dodsre said when he was here
that the United States paid out at
least $25,000,000 annually for things
that could be produced in the United
States, and that it was within the
scope of his work to see how best
that ?25,000.000 could be saved to
the consumers.?News and Courier.
?John Russell Young has resumed
the managing editorship of the New
? Yerk Herald.
HURRAH FOR HEMPHILL
HE STANDS UP IN CONCRESS AND
DOES STRAIGHT TALKINGLodge
Makes a Labored Effort in Behalf
of His Infamous Scheme?Hemphill's
Splendid Argument?Other Speeches.
Tlie debate in the Lodge election
V?ill /?/YmiYt?vn/>a<3 in flio TTnnco nn'Threi'
Lodge made the opening' speech,
urging the measure as necessary,
just, wise and constitutional.'
Hemphill, of South Carolina, fol
lowed, beginning witli an' argument
to demonstrate the unconstitutional
nature of the bill, that Congress
should not interfere with the returns.
He read of the legislative declarations
in the past by the States of New
York, Ohio and New Jersey against
congressional usurpation of ths right
to conduct elections. He declared
that this was not a national bilL It was
sectional. Under the provisions of
the first section some portions of the
United States would be under the
supervision of from two to five supervisors
according to the respective
size of the congressional and judicial
districts. He could conccive of no
honest purpose for such provision.
It could have no effect but to place the
people of some districts between
the .upper and nether millstones.
As to the terms under which
the law was to go into effect (petition'
of a limited number of . persons,)
why was it so limited' if it was a
good thing'? The law should be universally
applied. Why was it that
this very complicated and unsatisfactory
provision was put in unless there
was an intention'to put the yoke on
some portions of the people of this
country and allow others to do as they
saw fit"? He called for an explanation,
of that provision. Now suppose the
United States Courts were corrupted
and from the amount of corruption
reported by the gentleman from Massachusetts
it might safely be inferred
that one-half of the people were unworthy
of trust, that they were to be
watched as criminals or ticket of
leave men. Suppose that the supervisor
were to turn to a Democrat. H3
bad a life tenure and could not be
removed. That hadn't occurred to
the gentleman from 'Massachusetts.
This was a measure.to rob them of
their dearest rights. He had marched
before the glittering bayonets of
United States soldiers to cast his
ballot. Troops of soldiers had been
sent to his town, and every soldier
had cawi. a ballot for Greeley, i The
result was that the party had a bigger
majority than it had ever had in
any Presidential election.
Under this system^which it was
proposed to revive, the people of the
South had been robbed by picked
villains of the North, backed up by
the bayonets of the United States
army. The South didn't want to
be caught m t&at position . again.
"We," Hemphill continued, ".know
that we must either rule that country
or leave it. Now for myself, before
the people of the United States and'
before God, in all reverence, I swear
we will not leave it. (Applause.) It
is the home of our fathers. There
their bones lie buried. They bought
it with their blood when Concord
and Lexington were the battle fields
of this country. They have handed
if flown fcn ns rmimraired and. sren
tlemen, are we not our fathers' sons?
Shall the blood first turn back in our
veins? Shall we transmit to the coming
generations a great and noble
State which has been overruled and
down trodden by those who God
never intended should rule over us?
I don't hesitate to say the colored
man has as many rights as I have,
but he can't have his rights and mine
too, and this law is intended to pat
him again in control of the Southern
States?intended to waken their prejudices
which are fast dying out?intended
to bring about again that
(wnxtrinf, irritation and clash between
tlie two colors in the South which
will retard its growth and which will
be the destruction of the joys of human
Hemphill then read from a recent
address by ex-Governor Chamberlain
of South Carolina. Republican, in
Boston to show what a former Governor
and Republican thought of the
negro situation in the South. He
knew it was useless to reason with certain
men in the North. They did not
want to and would net believe anything
the South might say. But there
were many people in the country who
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loeiieve in nonesiy ana ne iiau noi
doubted that "when we pass back of
pohtics and get to the great body of
the American people and have stated
to them honestly and fairly the truth
as to the Southern country and the
black man in it; when they have understood
the whole facts and have
come to a conclusion, I have no doubt
they will render an honest and righteous
verdict, and whatever that verdict
may be, as common citizen of a
common country I pledge the people
of the South to accent it as the final
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aXUlU'HIUUHb Ul UUS piUUitrill,
and relying upon Kim who is the
God of Justice we will go forward in
the great work of life before us and
endeavor to perform our whole duty
to this country honestly, patriotically. J
Hemphill was loudly applauded'by
the Democrats as he sat down and all
oi tnem pressea I or war a tocongraiulate
Rowell, of Illinois, said after the
presentation of the case by Lodge
the Republican side might well affordto
rest the debateand after the eloquent
closing of the speech of Hemphill
both sides of the House ought
to cry aloud for the passage of the
bill, .but lie proceeded to speau: at
length, asserting that the necessity
for the bill arose chiefly from the condition
of affairs in the South, and
upon being challenged for specification
by Southern members he gave
instances in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi
and Arkansas. His assertions
were^ disputed by gentlemen
from tiiese states so constantly ana
stubbornly that at times two or more
members would be speaking at once.
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xwweii. uuwever, neiu tut: iiuui ujliu
abated nothing of the sweeping nature
of his charges.
Lehlbach, of Xc>v ,T-.rsey, Republican,
said Ke could not favor the
legislation. He admitted the condil
j tion of elections in many parts of the
country would seem to justify the
passage of such a measure. He had
no doubt frauds were perpetrated to
a certain extent both North and
South. It would,, however, in his
opinion be worse not to let the people
of the several States regulate their
own elections. [Loud Democratic
applause.] The moral sentiment of
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bring about tlie same results, and
relief then would be permanent The
bill was not general and uniform. He
questioned the right to make a law
applicable in some States 2nd not in
others. It should be uniformly applicable
and.not dependent upon the
petition of any number of citizens.
United States supervisors were to be ;
appointed and supervisors, experience
had shown, were liable, like others.
to seek to influence elections ih?ir
own way. He thought the law would
bring about a conflict of authority
between election officers chosen by
the people and those appointed by
the "United States Judge and this
might bring about a deplorable state
of affairs. The law could not be enforced
when' moral sentiment was so
low as to favor corrupt elections and
when that sentiment was elevated
the law would be unnecessary. / ^
Tucker, of Virginia, opposed the j
bill specifically and generally. He
claimed that it gave supervisors the /
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iiKxiL lu uerenmue me quaimcauujus
of electors, a right reserved by the
I Constitution to the States.
Ex-Congressman Smalls, Miller and.
Cunningham Were Treated by Wanamaker.
General Wanamaker is said not to be
making many friends for the administration
among the colored people.
The colored politicians wno come
here from the Southern States are
particularly displeased with-Mr.
Wanamaker and aocuse him of gross
incivility towards them on numerous "
occasions. A few days ago three
South , Caroliau. Republicans, one
white and two colored, called at Ihc
Postoffice Department to consult
ilr. Wanamakex on the subject *of
changing the Democratic postmaster
at Charleston in favor of a colored
Republican. The South Carolinatrio
consistel of oi-C>Dgrcssman Bob
Smalls, now Collector of Cus- p
toms at Beaufort; Tom Miller, contestant
for Congressman Elliott's
seat in Congress from the Seventh
South Carolina District, and United
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ouues i?xarsiuu. yiuiui.jiyiin.LLL, uuc ut
tho wealthiest aud most popular
white Republicans in Soatii Carolina. ?
Miller was a little shy about calling / 31
upon the i&stmster General because
of former experiences. However,
Smalls insisted it was desirable
that they should make an effort in
behalf of their colored brother, Crum
who is an applicant for the Charleston
Arriving at the door leading to Mr.
Wanamaker's office, they were informed
they must send in their cards .
before obtaining admission to the innai>
lively terms Ti>y Smalls. In spite .of
protests, however, he jand-fiis^ompanions
wei;e obliged to cool their , <m
heels in the Saifway for more than.
half an hour. ^Finally Mr. Wanama- ^... . %
ter appeared at the doorway of his X*^
office, and the South Carolina contingent
arose, expecting to be invited
to "walk into my parlor.1' In this
they were disappointed, for Mr.Wanamaker
stood directly in the door- ^
way, and informed his callers that
they might unburden themselves
then and there. Miller promptly remarked
that he had no business with
the Postmaster-General, and was
there simply to accommodate his
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menu ottihi is. jLiit; latter uuaogcu
to stammer out something about the
' Charleston postoffice, but was choked
off with an emphatic declaration
that the present postmaster is con- ? r"?
ducting the affairs of that office in a ~
manner highly. satisfactory to the
business people of Charleston, and a
change at this time is not. deemed
advisable. Smalls was disposed to
argue the question, but Mr. "Wanamaker
cut him short by intimating
: that if he did not like the ruling of
the Postoffice Department on this
subject lie migilt appeal to tiie ?Tesident.
Overcome with rage and mortification,
Smalls and bis companions
withdrew, the former vowing that he
would go directly to the President
and complain of Wan a maker's treatment.
Miller who is more diplomatic
because of his pending contest .
suggested that the President would
probably sustain the action of the
Postmaster-General. and in that
event a trip to the "White House
would simply be a double-barreled
rebuff. . Miller therefore declined,
to call upon the President.?Baltimore
A DELUCE AT DUBUQUE.
A City Smitten by an Electrical Storm ?
Rain at the K^te of az Inch an Hoar.
Dubuque, Iowa., June 26.?An electrical
storm struck Dubuque Tuesday
morning two inches of rain fell in
two hours and the wind blew forty
miles per hour down town and on
the hills with greater velocity. The
lightning and thunder were terrible
and incessant. Many families
sought refuge in cellars, fearing a
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of the city, the flood carried away
bridges and drove the people to the
hills for safety. At Thompson's Mill
drowned cattle and horses were
swept through the first story .windows
of Mr. Titzigs residence and
the family sougM refuge on the hills.
The bridge at Washington Mills, on
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Kailway, went down with a crash. x
On the Illinois Central two bridges
were washed away between Dubuque
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washed out near Farley. The Chicago,
St. Paul & Kansas City Railway
was washed out for forty miles
west and north of Dubuque and the
road has not been in operation except
east of Dubuque. In the city the
damase done was great. Many houses
in the upper part of the city are
flooded with water. The damage done
in this county is estimated at over A
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