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THE LORD PROVIDES, i
DR! TALMACE DISCOURSES ONI THE j
Dc-wrcipcwrr nr Psnvmfsir.r.
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The Eloquent Divine,Takes His Text From j
the Fall of Manna In the Wilderness and !
Interest* His Hearers.
At Long Branch, N. J.. on Sunday. |
the great Brooklyn preacher, dis- j
. coursed on the gospel provision for j
ordinary and extraordinary needs.!
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His text was o osnua >? io- 1 m. mv,
rnftnria. oeased on the morrow after
they had eaten of the old corn of the
Only those who have had some- j
thing to do with the commissariat of
an army known what a job it is to
feed and clothe five or six hundred
mon "WaII. there is such a
host as that marching across the desert.
They are cut off from all army
supplies. There are no rail trains
bringing down food or blankets. Shall
they all perish? Xo. The Lord comes
from heaven to rescue, and he touches
the shoes and the coats which in a
year or two would have been worn to
rags and tatters, and they become
storm-proof and time-proof, so that,
after forty years of wearing, the coats
and shoes are as good as new. Besides
that, eveiy morning there is a
shower of bread, not sour and soggy,
for the rising of that bread is made
in heaven, and celestial fingers have
mixed it, and rolled it into balls, light,
laky, and sweet, as though they were
erumbs thrown out from a heavenly
bonquet. Two batches otDreaamaae
every day in the upper mansion?one
for those why sit at the table 'with
? the king, and the other for the marching
Israelites in the wilderness.
I do not very much pity the Israelites
for the fact that they had only
manna to eat. It was. I suppose, the
best food ever provided. I know that
the ravens brought food to hungry
Elijah; but I should not so well have
liked those black waiters. Rather
would I have the face that came down
every morning in the buckets of dew
elean, sweet, God-provided edible.
But now the Israelites have taken the
last bit of it in their fingers and put
the last delicate morsel of it to their
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mauna. Why tins cessation of heavly
supply? It was because the Israelites
had arrived in Canaan, and they
siaellod the breath of the harvest
fit-Ids, and the crowded barns of the
country were thrown open to them.
AH the inhabitants had fled, and in
the name of the Lord of Hosts the
I-iraelites took posession of everything.
Weil, the threshing-iioor is
cleared, the corn is scattered over it,
the oxen are brought around in lazy
and perpetual circuit until the com
is trampled loose; then it is winnowed
with a fan. and it is ground and it is
baked, and, lo! there is enough bread
for all the worn-out host. "Ana me
manna ceased on the morrow after
thev had eaten of the old corn of the
From among the mummies of
Egypt and Canaan have been brought
grains of com, exactly like our Indian
eorn, and recently planted they ha^
JPrQ&wpdthe sam^g^g^orgm not
~"sure which kina my text refers
to, but all the same is the meaning.
The bisection of this subject leads
me, first, to speak of especial relief
for especial emergency; and, secondly,
of the old com of the gospel for or
If these Israelites crossing the
wilderness had not received bread
from the heavenly bakeries, there
would, first, have been a long line of
dead children half buried in the sand:
then, there would have been a long
line of dead women waiting for tlie
jackals; then, there would have been
a long line of dead men unburied,'
because there would have been no
one bury them. I would have been
told m tiie history of the world that a
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great company 01 gooa peopie suubeu
out from Egypt for Canaan, and were
never heard of, as thoroughly lost in
the wilderness of sand as the City of
Boston and the President were lost
in the wilderness of waters. What
use vras it to them, there was plenty
of co:m in Canaan, or plenty of com
What they wanted was something
to eat right there, where there was
not so much as a grass-blade. In
other words, an especial supply for an
especial emergency. That is what
some of you want. The ordinary
comfort, the ordinary counsel, do not
seem to meet your case. There are
those who feel that they must have an
omnipotent and immediate supply,
and you shall have it.
It is a pain and physical distress
through which you must go? Does
not Jesus know all about pain- Did
he not suffer it in the most sensitive
part of head and hand and foot? He
. - has a mixture of comfort, one drop j
of which shall cure the worst
?paroxysm. It is the same grace that
soothed Robert Hall when, after
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tor tares, he cried out: "Oh! I suffered
terribly? but I didn't cry out
while I was suffering, did I? Did I
cry out?" There is no such nurse as
Jesus?Kis hand the gentlest, his foot
the lightest, his arm the strongest.
For especial pang especial help.
Is it approaching sorrow? Is it
long, shadowing bereavement that
you know is coming, because the
breath is short, and the voice is faint,
and the cheek is paler Jiave you |
been calculating your capacity or incapacity
to endure widowhood or
childlessness or a disbanded home,
and cried, *;'I cannot endure it?" Oh,
worried soul, you will wake up
amidst ail your troubles, and find
around about you the sweet consolation
of the gospel as thickly strewed
as was the manna around about the
Israelitish encampment! Especial
solace for especial distress.
Or is it a trouble past, yet present?
A^silent nursery? A vacant cbair opposite
you at the table? A musing
upon a broken family circle never
again to be reunited? A choking
3ense of loneliness? A blot of grief
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SO large mitt/ it mc nguo
of sun, and puts out bloom of Sower,
and rnabes you reckless as to whether
you live or die? Especial comfort for
that especial trial. Your appetite
has failed for everything els*. Oh.
try a little of this wilderness manna;
"I will never leave thee, I will never
forsake thee." "Like as a father
? pitieth his children, so the Lord
pitieth them that fear fiim." "Can
a woman forget her sucking child,
that she should not have compassion
on the son of her womb' Yea, they
may forget, yet will I not forget
thee.' - |
Or is it the grief of a dissipated i
companion? There are those here
who have it, so I am not speaking in
the abstract, but to the point. You
have not whispered it. perhaps, to
your most intimate friend: but you
sec your home- going away gradually j
from you. and unless tilings cii&ngc !
soon it tvill be entirely destroyed, j
Y^ur grief was well depicted by a ;
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ins in Ohio, when her iiitosicated;
husband staggered up to the plat- j
form, to her overwhelming mortitica- j
tion and the disturbance of the j
audience, and sh.i pulled a protrud- j
ing bottle iron: her husband's j
pocket, and held it up before the '
audience, and cried out. "There is j
the cause of my woe! There are the
tears and the life-blood of a drunkard's
wife!" And then, looking up to
i heaven, she said, "How long, 0 Lord!
I cin?1 flinn IrtnlrillSr floWTl
I UUH iuuj5- """ 0
, to the audience, cried, "Do you \vo:ii
der I feel strongly on this subject?
Sisters, will you help me?" and hundreds
of voices responded. "Yes, yes,
we will help you."
After fourteen thousand six hundred
consecutive days of falling
manna?Sundays excepted?the manna
ceased. Some of them were glad
of it. You know the}* had complained
to their leader, and wondered that
that they had to eat manna instead
of onions. Now the fare is changed.
Those people in that army under
forty years of age never seen a cornfield,
and now, when they hear the
leaves rustling and see the tassels
waving and the billows of green
flowing over the plain as a wind
touched them, it must have been a
new and lively sensation. "Corn!"
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cried the old man as lie openeu an
ear. "Corn!" cried the children as
they counted the shinning grains.
"Corn!" shouted the vanguard of the
host as they burst open the graneries
of the affrighted population, the
graneries that had been left iu the
possession of the victorious Isrealites.
Then the lire was kindled, and
the ears of com were thrust in it.
and. fresh and crisp and tender, were
devoured of the hungry victors and
bread was prepared, and many things
that can be made out of ilour regaled
the appetites that had been sharpened
by the long march. "And the
manna ceased on the morrow after
thej* had eaten of the old com of the
The infidel scientists of this day
are offering us a different kind of
soul food; but they are, of an men,
the most miserable. I have known
many of them, but I never knew one
of them who came within a thousand
miles of Joeing happy. The great
John Stuart Mill provided for himself
a new kind of porridge; but yet,
when he come3 to die, he acknowledges
that his philosophy never gave
him any comfort ia days of bereavement.
and in a roundabout wav he
acinars muu hi?s iuc who & lu/aiu^.
it is with all scientists. They are
trying to live on telescopes and crucibles
and protoplasms, and they charge
us with cant, not' realizing that there
is no such intolerable cant in all the
world as this perpetual talk we are
hearing about ''positive philosophy"
and the "absolute," and the "great
to be." and "the everlasting no," asx!
' the higher unity." and "the latent
potentialities," and "the cathedra*^
the immensities." I havr have *beer
lating what^these^een translating
^Si^g^^Xo-ft^nave been doing
and Twill tell you whnt it all means
?it means that they want to kill God!
And my only wonder is that Got"
J >>?<; T?r?f, them. I have.in othe:
days, tasted of their confections, and
I come back to-day and tell you there
i3 no nutriment of life or health ir
anything but the bread made out oJ
the old corn of the gospel. "What dc
I mean by that? I mean that Chrisi
is the bread of life, and taking hin1
you live and live forever.
But, you say, com is of but little
practical use unless it is threshed and
ground and baked. I answer, this
gospel com has gone through that
process. "When on Calvary all the
. hoofs of human scorn cams down on
the heart of Christ, and all the Hails
of satanic fury beat Him long and
fast, was not the com threshed;!
YOien the mills of God's indignation
against sin caught Christ between
the upper and neither rollers, was
not the com ground'- Yv'hen Jesus
descended into hell, and the flames
of the lost world wrapped Him al]
about, was not the com baked ? Oh
yes! Christ is ready. His pardon all
readv: evervfchinsr readv in Christ.
Are you ready for Him *
You say, "That is such a simple
gospel V I know it is. You say
you thought religion was a strange
mixture of elaborate compounds.
No; it is so plain hat any abecedarian
may understand it. In its simplicity
is its power. If you could,
this morning, realize that Christ died
to save from sin and hell, not only
your minister and your neighbor and
your father and your child, but you,
it would make this hour like the
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no longer able to keep your seat, you
would leap up, crying, "For me! for
me!" God grant that you, my brother,
j may see this gospel with your own
! eyes and hear it with your own ears,
and feel with your own heart that
you are a lost soul, but that Christ
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not take that truth and digest it, and
make it a part of your immortal life?
It is only bread.
You have noticed that invalids cannot
take all kinds of food. The food
that will do for one will not do for
another. There are kinds of food
which will produce in cases of invalidism,
very speedy death. But you
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LLuve uuuceu mm LULL peiau-Lid, J^V?ever
weak they may be, can take
bread. Oh, soul, sick with sin. invalid
in your transgressions. I think
this gospel willgagree with you! I
think if you cannot take anything
else, you can take this. Lost?found
! Cast out?invited in! That
is the old corn of the gospel.
There is another characteristic
about bread, and that is, you never
get tired of it. There are people here
seventy years old who find it just as
appropriate tor tiieir appetite as tiiev
did when, in boyhood, their mother
cut a slice of it clear around the baf.
You have not got tired of bread, and
that is a characteristic of the gospel.
Old Christian man, are you tired of
Jesus ? If so. let us take His name
eut of our Bible, and let us with pen
and ink erase that nam;- wherever we
see it. Let us cast it out of our
hymnology, and let "There is a Fountain"
and ''liock of Ages" go into
forg -tfulness. Lot us tear down the
orm i.m.j ninn bible whore we eelelvrn to
His love. Let us clash down the
baptismal bovl where we were consecrated
to Him. Let us hurl Jesus
from our heart, and ask some other
hero to come in. Let us say, "Go
away, -Jesus; I want another friend,
another companion than thou art."
Could you do it ? The years of your
past life, aged man, would utter a i
protest against it, and the graves of
your Christian dead would charge
you with being an ingrate, and your
little grandchildren would say,
Grjaitliathoi' don't Jo that. Jesus is
the one- to whom wc say our pruyor.s
at night, and who is to c j :n Leaven j J
whc-n \ve die. Grandfather. don't ; ! ; :
tn.-.f " Tirwl of - Jssns? The Lur- i 1
jruticly rose- you pluck from ike gni-' (
den is not so fresh and fair ami beau- (
t;ful. Tired of Jesus? As well get f
weary of the spring morning. and the
voices of the mountain runnel, and <
i the quiet of your own home, and the 1
j gladness of your own ehildaen. Je- i
sus is bread, and the appetite for \
that is never obliterated. ,
I notic?, in regard to this article of ]
food, you take it three times a day ,
It is on your table morning, noon J
and night: and if it is forgotten, you \
say, "Where is the breadJust so: ]
certainly you need Jesus three times '
a day. Oh, do not start out without i
| Him: do not dare go out the front ,
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door ; QO not aare go on me iioui :
j the front steps, without having first .
j communed with Him! Before noon
! there may he perils that will destroy '
j body, mind and soul forever. You
cannot afford to do without Him.
You will, during the day, be amidst
sharp hoofs and swift wheels and
dangerous scaffoldings threatening
the body, and traps for the soul that
have talcen some who are more wily
than you. When they launch a ship
they break against it a bottle of wine.
Ihot is a sort of superstition awoug
sailors. But oh, on t^e launching of
every day, that we might strike
against it at least one earnest prayer
for divine protection! That would
not bo superstion: that would be
Then at the apex of the day, at the
tiptop of the'jhours, equidistant from
morning and night, look three ways.
Look backward to the forenoon; look
ahead to the afternoon: look up to
that Savior who presides over all.
You want bread at noon. You may
Hud no place in which to kneel amidst
the cotton bales and the tierces of
lice: but if Jonah could find room to
pray in the whale's belly, most certainly
you w;ll never be in such a
crowded place that you cannot pray.
Bread at noon! When the evening
hour comes, and your head is buzzing
with the day's engagements, and your
whole nature is sore from the abra
sinn of vrmor"h lift*, and von sefi ncreat
! many duties you have neglected, then
commune rwith Christ, asking His
pardon, thanking Him for His love.
That would be a queer evening re;
past at which there was no bread.
This is the nutriment and life of
the plain gospel that I recommend
. you. I do not know how some of
our ministers make it so intricate
and elaborate and mystifying a thing.
: It seems as if they had a sort of moni
grelism in religion?part humanitarii
anisni, part spiritualism, part noth.
ingarianism: and [sometimes you think
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the "Rock of Ages," but you find
there is no rock in it at all. It is
! stucco. The gospel is plain. It is
' bread. There are no fogs hovering
; over the marsh of human speculation.
[ If you cannot tell when you hear a
; man preach, whether or not he
NSi^' " 7-^ -nlenarj ipo-*** ( ^
- the scriptures, E^jAi^iusG he does
l not believe in it. ^^Blien you hear
; a man preach, you carPnot tellwlieth,
er or not he believes that sin is inborn,
; it is because he docs not think it con!
genital. If. when you hear a man
t talk in pulpit or prayer-meeting, you
cannot make up your mind whether
I nv nnf lip in vccr^nwnfirm if,
! is because lie does not believe in it.
l If, when you liear a man speak on
[ religious themes, you cannot make up
> your mind whether or not he thinks
; the righteous and the wicked will
l come out at the same place, then it is
because he really believes their des,
tinies are conterminous.
[ Do not talk to me about a man be.
ing doubtful about the doctrines of
grace. He is not doubtful to me at
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i the moment I see it. I had a com|
lieid which I cultured with my own
i hand. I did not ask once in all the
> summer, "Is this com?*' I did not
L hunt up the Agriculturalist to get a
, picture of corn. 1 was born in sight
| of a corn-field, and 1 know all about
! it. When these Israelites came to
J Canaan and ] ooked off upon the fields,
the cry was "Com! com! " And if a
man has once tasted of this heavenly
bread, he knows it right away. He
can tell this com of the gospel Canaan
from "th e chaff which the wind driveth
away.'' I bless God so many have
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bread of whien if a man eat lie shall
never hunger. I set the gladness of
your soul to the tunes of "Ariel" and
"Antioch." I ring the wedding bells,
for Christ and your souls are married,
and there is no power on earlh or
in h:ll to get out letters of divorcement.
Unf. for thp f;rmine-st,viir*k!
Enough corn, yet it seems you have
no sickle to cut it, no mill ta grind it,
no fire to bake it, no appetite to eat
it. Starving to death when the
plain is golden with a magnificent
I rode some thirteen miles to see
the Alexander, a large steamship that
was beached near Southampton, Long
Island. It was a splendid vessel. As
I walked up and down the decks and
in the cabins, I said: "What a pity
that this vessel should go to pieces,
or be lying here idle!" The coast
wreckers had spent ?30,000 trying to
get her off, and they succeeded once,
but she came back again to the old
glace. While I was walking 011 deck
every part of the vessel trembled with
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uie Dealing 01 mu sun uu uui- siue.
Since then I heard that that vessel,
which was worth hundreds of thousand
of dollars, was sold for ?3,500,
and knocked to pieces. They kad
given up the idea of getting her to
sail again. How suggestive all that
is to me! There are those here who
are aground in religious things. Once
you started for heaven, but you are
now aground. Several times it was
thought you had started again heavenward,
but you soon got back to the
old place, and there is not much prospect
you will ever reach the harbors
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fear, will pronounce you a hopeless
case. Beached for eternity! And
then it will be written in heaven concerning
some one of your size, and
complexion, and age, and name, that
he was invited to be saved, but refused
the offer, and starved to death
within sight of the fields and granaries
full of the old corn of Canaan.
Congressman Tillman's answer to
the questions pronounced by the Alliance
are plain and pointed. "Uncle ;
J George" is never guilty of evasion '
; or indirection. He says what he !
! on/I cfl tVlftlTllv f)iat fllPl'G IS T)r>
ciiance i'or misconstruction. He thus 3
sets an example winch other aspirants ;
ivn'orlif fr?llriTc with ad vantasre to them '
and to the people whom they seek to *
For corns, warts and bunions, use ]
only Abbott's East Indian Corn i
Plant. I ]
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i*2ai:<; Answers to the Qae^tioiis A<ke<l l>v i *
t !>?? Alli:?5!cc. ' '
Washington. ?>. C.. Au;/. 21.? i
Representative Tiiiman. of South | i
'InvfilnM l'.:K wri H ??Ti !. .)!n>riTi?r ! ...
jilicmi letter to the Farmers' Alii- c
mce of Barnwell county: j.
"I have received your official letter, t
is the organ of the B.irnwcll County n
Fanners' Alliance, requesting my c
riews as a candidate for Congress in t
:he Second South Carolina district y
)n certain measures of proposed +
;egislation, indicated in live interro- t
Rations. "Understanding from your v
communications transmitting the in i
;errogations that you do not want a a
.ong letter, but only categorical replies, r
[ shall be as brief as possible,Jin order }
to dcline my position without equivo- t
nation, by merely quoting each inter- a
rogatory separately and making an i
absolute answer thereto. r
(.Question?Will you. uninfluenced ]
by party caucus or otherwise, sup- i
port the following proposition in the f
First interrogatory?The abolition i
of the national banks, raid the sub- ]
stitution of legal teuder treasury ^
notes m iieu of national bank notes j
issued in sufficient volume to do the i
business of the country on a cash }
Second interrogatory?The free and \
unlimited coinage of silver.' i
Third interrogatory?That Con- (
gress issue fractional paper cuirency ]
in cnffirvipnt. mmnf.ifv to fucintn.f.o PX- ^
change through the mails'
Fourth interrogatory?Do you ap- 1
prove and will you support the linan- cial
system knows as the ;sub-treas- (
ury" plan, adopted by the National
Alliance and Industrial Union at St.
Louis on December 7, 1889'
Fifth interrogatory?The enactment
of such laws as will prevent the
ownership ol lands by aliens?
Answer?Yes. But this has already
been done bv the act of March 3.
Permit me to add that for thirty
years I have had no industrial occupation
but cotton planting, which
ought to identify me zealously with
the welfare of the cotton planters.
a i? /->F
\vIJU nui uuij cuiisuiiutc me UUIIY. ui
my constituents, but liave repeatedly
honored me with high commission,
and that, if re-elected to Congress,
I shall continue in the future as I
have in the past, to support what;
ever I believe to be best for the ini
terest of my class and section.
;,I myself am a member of the
Farmers' Alliance and deeply sympathize
with the purposes and efforts of
the organization to relieve the widespread
and continual agricultural depression.
But the South alone can
not remedy the fiscal and financial
iVncoe /vf +V>r> -For? dm 1 o-nvPITimPnt.
which is now and has been dominated
by the Eastern States ever
since the war. The West must cov;'~
"In conclusion, let me take the
liberty of advising the Southern wing
of the Alliancc to move a little more
cautiously till it shall have been demonstrated
that the Western wing are
in earnest about taking the proposed
new departure of abandoning sectionalism
and uniting with the South
for a redress of mutual grievances.
George D. Tillman."
A MYSTERIOUS MURDERFound
Dying Alone at Midnight?An Axe
rielve the Weapon?Evidence Before the
Coroner?Two Men IT eld on Suspicion.
Charleston, S. C., Aug. 13.?At 1
o'clock this morning Henry Gardner,
1 a young Gorman who keeps a grocery
store in the northwestern suburbs
of the city, was found dying in his
store by a negro who passed the
place at the time. A doctor was
summoned, but the man died without
making a sign. His head had
-iSeen crushed in by an axe handle
which was found near the scene of
the murder with traces of blood and
hair clinging to it. The murder is
wrapped in mystery.' At the coroner's
inquest the following facts were
A whiteJnan named John Mclnerny
was seen talking with Gardner,
and left his store about 9:20 p. m. A
negro named Curtis Shecutt later
heard groans in Gardner's store.
With some of the neighbors, he went
in and found Gardner lying on the
floor with a fearful wound on the
head. His skull was crushed in.
Peter Hogan, a fisherman, and
Wiley Pitts, a scavenger cart driver,
both colored, were examined by the
coroner. ?neir siatemenis were very
confused. Tliey were committed to
jail on suspicion tliat they committed
the foul deed. Schecutt was committed
to jail as a material witness.
It is believed that he knows more
than he has told. Hogan and Pitts
were held. Both had had difficulties
with Gardner, and Pitts has been
heard to say that he would get even
with him. Hogan was recently
roughly handled by Gardner, whom
he cursed tn his own store.
The verdict of the jury was that
Gardner met his death at the hands
of some person to it unknown.
Mclnemey has not yet turned up.
although there arc no suspicions
Killed in Bed by a Snake.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 12.?Jasper
Keith, a farmer living in Winston
count}*, awoke yesterday morning and
found his wife and 8-months'-old
babe dead in his bed by his side. :
Their bodies were badly swollen, and
coiled in one corner of the bed was a
moccasin snake, whose bite is as :
fatal as that of a rattlesnake. Dur- 1
ing the night the snake had crawled ;
into the bed and had bitten Mrs.
JLXtMUJl 4.WUL1A LUC V^JJ.IIV.1. XX^XCJ-L TT CIO OV
overcome v/ith grief and horror that '
he fell prostrate acsoss the dead <
bodies of his wife and babe. i
This aroused the snake and it i
struck at Keith; but its fangs caught !
in his night shirt and he escaped the
fatal sting. Realizing his peril,Keith !
caught the snake in his hand and ]
hurled it to the floor before it could 1
strike again. ]
Pianos and Organs. j
N. W. Tp.ump, 134 Main Street, 1
Columbia, S. C., sells Pianos and Or- i
^ans, direct from factor}-. No agents' i
commissions. The celebrated Chick- <
mnsr Piano. Mathushek Piano, cele- f
brated for its clearness of tone, liglit- (
iiess of touch and lasting qualities, i
Mason & Hamlin Upright Piano, i
Sterling Upright Pianos, from $22 up. c
irion Pianos, from $200 up. Mason s
Hamlin Organs, surpassed by none, s
Sterling Organs, ?50 up. Every In- r.
strument guaranteed for six years. 1
Fifteen daj's' trial, expenses both \
;vays, if not satisfactory. Sold on t
BwaaKawytfigpg as?aw ?n*i
DISTRESS IN OKLAHOMA"2;e
President Jl"co2n::iend3 thai Coii:?reMS j
Provide Relief for the Sul'ferhis.
Y>'as3ixg7u>\ D. C.. Aug. 13.?The;
resident lias sc-nv to Congress a;
aes?;:g?- coutuiiiing extracts from a
omiuunication sent to him by Gov. !
Steele, of Oklahoma, to the elfect that |
wenty-eight families in one township |
re in actual need of the necessaries j
if life: that this township is no excep-!
ion. and that in the near future it
rill be necessary for a large nropor
- -i.-i.i-- l-j.:? -f 4.1.:..' T ;
IOH Oi my pv/pUIilUUil LUI> Afiilorry
to have assistance. A great
aany people have not the necessary
neans of subsistence from day to day,
.nd are being helped by their very poor
teighbors. The Governor says that
ie realizes the utter helplessness of
urning to the Legislature for relief,
.s there is bat little taxable property
a the Territory and very many deaands
to be made. Therefore he
>egs that the attention of Congress
>e called to the very great suffering
:mong the people.
The President says: "Information
eceived by iiic from other sources
eads me to believe that Governor
Steele is altogether right in his imjressior.
that there vail be, unless reief
is aii'ord-d either by public approwofinn
/-iv li-r nvfMiiiyprl individual
ifFort, widespread suffering among
:lie settlers in Oklahoma. Many of
:hese people expended in travel and
n providing shelter for their families
ill of their accumulated means. The
;rop prospects for this year are, by
;eason of drought, unfavorable, and
:he ability Of the Territory itself to
provide relief must be inadequate
:luring this year. I am advised that
there is an unexpended balance of
about $-15,000 of the fund appropriated
for the relief of the suffers by flood
upon the Mississippi river and its
tributaries, and I recommend that
authority be green to use this fund to
meet the most urgent necessities of
tiie poorer peopie m v^jiuuxumu..
S'rps have been taken to ascertain
more particularly the condition of the
people throughout the Territory, and
if a large relief should seem to be
necessary the facts will be submitted
to Congress. If the fund to which I
have referred should be made available
for relief in Oklahoma, care will
be taken that so much of it as is
necessary to bo expended shall be
judiciously applied to the most
worthy and necessitous cases/'
MissDavis's Marriage Postponed.
Beauvoir, La., Aug. 13.?On acJ
-e xi-- I-?-.... r?
COUIIl 01 till? tiysil t" 'JL _u_i.:5. y vutuwu
Davis, Miss Tv innic Las consented to
wait until next June before marrying.
This is done for the reason that Miss
Winnie does not want to marry until
one year after her father's death,
which occurred 011 the Gth of last
December. Mrs. Davis and her daughter
are busy making a fish-scale necklace,
which will be set with diamonds.
The nec' ^cc is to be worn at the
wedding, which has been fixed foi
June 25, 1891. \
A Man Receives 2.000 Volts.
\Y ashingiv-n. auijus'v jlm.? \v aiian:
Ross, an employed of the Unitec
States Electric Light Company, while
charging carbons in one of the citj
electric lights to-night, received ?
shock of 2.000 volts. He was almosl
instantly rendered insensible, but soor
recovered, although the flesh on the
right hand where the current entered
and on his left arm where it passec
off, was badly burned. He said thai
for four or five seconds before he
became insensible liu suffered greai
To B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm]
has been given the credit of curing
that terrible symptom of hereditary
blood poison called cancer.
Allan Grant, Sparta, Ga.. writes:
"A painful sore came on 2113- lip which
was pronounced epithelial cancer b\
prominent physichins. I also had
much pain and great weakness in the
back. Eight bottles of B. B. B. healed
the sore, gave me strength and
made me well."
G. F. Kellar, Whrightsville, Ga.:
writes: "B. B. B. is curing an ulcei
on my nose, said by all to be a
James A. Greer, Athens, Ga..
writes: "For ten years I have been a
sufferer from a cancer on my face,
which discharged offensive matter.
Nothing I tried gave relief. Finally
I gave B. 33. B. a trial. The discharge
gradually decreased and the cancer
grew less until now there is nothing
left except a scar."
?The fact that the boycott is n
two-edged weapon will probably receive
vivid illustration in New York.
The Building Trades Unions declared
a boycott against certain brick
made by non-union workmen, refusing
to work on buildings in which
they are.used. Therefore the brick
m^nnfjifij-nrsrs united in the boycott
against New York and will refuse to
send any brick there until the other
boycott is removed. The result will
be suspension of all building and the
enforced idleness of a good many
thousands of men with the resulting
deprivation and suffering among
011 the action of the
House on the Force Bill, the Baltimore
"The bill passed by Speaker Heed
and his friends in the House of Representative
was properly called the
Force Bill, because its successful
operation involved the employment of
soldiers and of a largo number ot
deputy marshals and supervisors to
overawe voters and frighten honest
citizens. The Republican majority
in the Senate?more diplomatic and
crafty than that in the House?has
substituted fraud for force in the
measure they have agreed upon.
The ba3*onets and some other features
suggestive of violence and open oppression
have been withdrawn, and
while it is made the duty of supervisors
to inspect and witness the
election, the registration, the election
find the certification thereof are left
in the hands of the local authorities.
But when inspection is provided for
a whole Congressional district three
State commissioners are to be appointed
by the court, not more than
two of whom shall be of one political
party, who sball issue a certificate of
the result of the election in that dis;rict.
What need will there be of
bayonets when Congressional returnng
boards are at hand to accomplish
ill and more than the bayonets could
effect? "With this provision for "three
State commissioners," the Republican
mnioritv can afford to let voters
n the South play a politics and inline
that they are controlling their
>wn elections, conscious that they can
itep in after the election and have
such results certified as they please.
Che claws in the force bill were visiyki
to the dullest vision, but the fraud
)31 with its smoother front gjid pre,ense
of honesty, is scarcely^; Adan
ajrogyw .I mai'^.ce?o?rai rirrwac
FiDDLiNiG FOR SHAKES!
Ji'fi Mciia Had Clianuii t?> Sarround Him i
Paul Krister, r. loc:il musician. re- j
ports an exciting1 and novel experi- j
cnce with a pair of rattlesnakes in
the Sonoma mountains. Keister's
services are in demand as a violinist
in the country, where old-fashioned
parties are given. On Saturday
evening he played at a farmhouse
back of Yulupa mountain, He slept
at the farmhouse. The trail to his
Lome leads through a deep canyon.
At one point the path winds around
a sharp and narrow spur of the
mountain. Keiser had reached this
point when his attention was attracted
by the warning clatter of a rattlesnake.
When ho saw a formidable
rattler in his path he took to his
A few feet farther along still another
rattler rose up before him.
There was not sufficient room to pass
the snakes without running the risk
of being bitten, and the frightened
musician backed up against the ledge
and eyed the advancing reptiles. It
suddenly occurred to him that in
India magicians charm such things
with music, and. pulling out his violin,
he began desperately to play.
The music had the desired effect.
The snakes gradually uncoiled and
glided slowly toward the player.
This movement of the snakes was
anything but pleasant to Keister. j
who kept sawing away at his riddle,
Cijmy CU UCVI9C JJJ.tTiWJ.WUHU IL nuucuiv I
Closer and closer tame the snakes,
and faster and faster Hew the bow
over the strings as Iveisters nerves
quivered and shook. At last the
snakes reached a point within two
feet of the terrified fiddler, and winding
themselves up they lifted their
heads closely together and fixed their
shining eyes on the musician. Keister's
nerves were now utterly uncontrollable.
"With a yell he grabbed
his fiddle by the neck and brought it
down with crushing force on the
heads of the snakes. The blows
SlUiXLieil IJJL.' J. CJJtULCa U.U.CI HCiO iti xivj/u
hammering away until they were
dead. He broke his beloved violin,
but he saved his life. The snakes
measured six and seven feet respectively.
One earned ten rattles
and the other seven.?Dallas News.
How the Doctor Got Even.
If a prominent physician over in
the northwest hasn't got eveii with
one pratieal joker, then it doesn't lie
in the telling. The physician livesOn
' a very modern establishment. .-JSot
only is there a special night-berl, but
a speaking tube connects the' doorstep
with the head of his bed. The
. practical joker has had fun with this.
-*-? > * -1 J. on ?
Jtie lias oeen coming aiung v..
m., and stnncliricr or> *hft owP??%?*or >--ci,
and laughing until his
L ached, thinking how funny he
^ and what a good time he was having
k Then he would cross over and ring
; the night-bell, and howl up the speaking
tube as if a whole regiment o:
. mothers-in-law on the next block hac
'' ten-minute cholera, and were dyins
1"" 4-1 ? /> Iaa^J A r>/l 111 A
UJ LJ1U ? UgUii 1VCLU.. XXI IU. OJ-LC ]/VVA
' tired doctor would rouse out of his
[ first sweet sleep, and "hello"' dowi
. tlie tube. Then the funny man woulc
l "Does Dr. J. live here?"
"Have you lived here iong?:"
"For twenty years. "Who are you:
, What the blazes do you want?"
p "Jest want to know why you don'i
\ move. That's all. Ta! ta."'
And then the funny man bounces
. down into the street and scoots home.
| where he laughs for half an hour
I He didn't laugh half so much the
, other night. The doctor was loaded
lor Jiim. He imew tliat iaugii anci
^ that yell, and he stuck a funnel in the
tube, and poured in two quarts oi
aquafortis, Stafford's indehble ink
! liquid lye, and a few chemical whiffs
of torment. It gurgled and gurgled
for one second, and then struck Dofunny
in the mug just as he opened
| his mouth for another howl. It came
with a thirty-foot fall, and a ten
pound pressure to the square inch.
He swallowed a pint before he could
, get his mouth shut, and the ini'
promptu hose played away all over
. his face aud silk hat and shirt front
and dress-suit. It was a roof raiser.
and. curled iiirn iLke a cocHroacn 011 a
, hot shovel.
It will cost tlic doctor forty dollars
for plumbing, but he grins every time
he thinks of it.
Kentucky's Answer to the Force Bill.
The latest returns from the recent
Kentucky elections show a Democratic
majority that is constantly
increasing as the count goes on.
There is little doubt that the Democratic
majority will be between 40,000
and iO.OOO. the returns exhibiting decided
gains throughout the State,
even in those districts where disaffpofirm
tv-d2 Tn Retmblican
strongholds, such as "Whitney and
Laurel counties, there are large Democratic
gains, the reduced Republican
majorities being accepted as
equivalent to Democratic -victories.
It Tvas in these counties that Republicans
expected to poll a very large
vote. "Thus/" says the Louisville
Cornier-Journal, "does old Kentucky
take her appeal from Republican
despotism, sectionalism and government
by the bayonet."
Malaria and Broken-Down Constitution.
Dr. W. H. Whitehead:
i Plnr Qtt>- Af va11v VP/WPS} T Will
V J \y <^4. * WJ^V?V./V ?
state my case. Some years ago I
contracted malaria m its most violent
form while living at Newark, N.
J. I consulted various physicians
and took numberless preparations
recommended as "sure cures," but it
stuck to me like a brother?or more
like a mother-in-law. I finally came
South, and while here tried new rem-I
edies, said to always cure malaria,
and it atill stuck to me, and you
know the broken-down condition I
was in when I came to you. You put
me to taking your P. P. P. (Prickly.
Ash, Poke Iioot and Potassium), and
I improved rapidly, and am to-day in
as good health as I ever was?in fact,
better. As a remedy for a brokendown
constitution, it has no equal.
I Yours, etc., T. P. Cottle.
Diseases peculiar to women, especially
monthly disorders^are cured
by the timely use oi Umdfieict s I
Female Regulator. Sold by all |
^Ir. O.N.Flanders, the well and the
favorably known local man of Columbia
Register, lias retired from journalism
and will engage to tlit life
inmrrnr/' ItjTiirifti -
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ISASPECiHC 'Jh: i
pA^ Pr- SC- SUHfi??
OR MCMTKIV E'.CKNESS
\r -VK.S.K OUUANS. CVr.P.N.fiS.
SvnJ\T .EKK3 S\tf? WAS'&ii BE. WBfflBl
JBODK TOW 0 M WMM37R&
SRAuFiELO BEGVLATOZ CO. ATLAHTAGA.
SilLO BT/:J. DrtltailZTii.
1.4^ Great Offer Ihut may not axain lse-3
g repeated, so do not rte hi v. "Strike g
5j vrliile the Iron is Hot." ts
? ~Vrite for Catalogue: new, and ?.;y whfttlj
fjp.ipw you saw '.hi* Advertisement in. S
H Remember that I spi,' everything that &
Hjross to tnr"S?h!nK^ home?mr-.nuiaeiiirit)2g
gsome thing* anci buyiax others iu theft
0 largest possible Mis, which (i:~d!9c n:e tog
swipe out ail competition.
1 Hsi 3R i Ss of 57 Eta?tlisg ?argaias. |
jsj A No. 7 Flat top booking Stove, full six?, j
a 15 X 17 Inch oven* flttfd with Ci pieces c:'|
aware; delivered at. j'our own depot, alii
jwfreijrht rharzes paid by me, for only!
Jg Again, I will sell yon a 5 hole CookiDgl
iKange 10 x 13 inch o ren, 18 x 2(5 iuch top, j
fitted with 21 pieces of ware, for TriCIR-J
TEEN DOLL Ail*, aal pay the freight tog
v.'iur depot. ,j|
I Do Etl pij two pra fin j? goods, |'
I I will sc.id you a nice plash Parlor suit.!
| walnut frame either la combination org
13 b'>r>de<!, : ho styHsh colors, for 833.506
St.. jot'r liaiiroad st-.ition. irelscht all paid.g
p- I wii! also sell yoa a r.ico Bedroom suiig
jgcrsisiiij^ of Bureau Willi glass. I hlgbg
|g be a'. 3Ji:;!stcad. l Y/ashstai;d, 1 Centre?
?2 tat>!e. i Cane sear. chairs, 1 Cane Spat and!
gbiifk ro-'.'cr, all for SUG.50, and pay freight?
ffl Or 1 will send you an elegant UedroomH
gsuit with largo glass, full marble top, forS
^30, and pay freight.
[|Nice window shade on spring roller S .40*
?Elegant large walnuts da; clock, 4
|j\Va!nut lounge, 7.0')9
HLacc curtains per window, 1X0 8
I cannot describe everything in a small 3
sndvertiscnient. but have an lmmease store?
SSco^taining 22,600 ft. of floor room, with?
gsware bouses and factory buildiags in otherB
ptparts of Augusta, making in all tbe largest 1
EBusiness of this kind under one manage- w
gmentin the Southern States. These store?B
Sand warehouse* are crowded w-th theB
g choicest productions of the best factories.*
My ca'aiozue containing illustrations of*
goods will be mailed ifyou will kindly say S
I where you saw this advertisement. I payfl
freight. Address, 9
L. F. PADGETT, |
hp tataSws ! Cirpsi Ml
1110-1:12 BROAD STREET, |
S! AUGUSTA, GA.
J ARE THE BEST .POROUS PLASTERS IS
V THE tfORLD.
r \>ey are the best plasters in every way foi
tliV^iick relief of
p lam^tjack, pain ix the chest
r Unlike alrother plasters, tbese are Purel:
> Vegetable and Harmless. Relieve instantl:
, and never fail to cure.
5 safe, quick a>'d sure.
1 Sold by druggists or mailed on receipt o
I 2.1c. by GKoSVENOR <?: RrCHARDS,
Aumnviri PianosS30. Catalogue free
Ulc3/HS i>- F. Beaty, Washington, N. J
The only sure Care for Corns. Stops all pait
nsunxl comfort to the feet. 15c. a? druggists
JL XT V
i.^vyA a w.t x.
' Ka\e you Cough. Bronchitis, Asthma. In ii
> jwstion? Use PARKER'S GINGER TONIC
It has curel the worst cases and ii the ues
remedy for a'! iils crisis? from defective
' nutrition Take in time. 50?. and 51.
' FINE SHOW OASIS,
?3 "Ask for caialoene.
TERRY M'F'G CO.. Nashville. Ten v
TAUTEftT & SftTT'S
& ?CWI ^ ^ v*a
ENGINES AND BOILERS, SAW MILLS
AND GRIST MILLS
Aiv acknowledged to be tlie best ever sold
in this ^State.
When you buy one of thern you are s-atissfled
that you have made no mistake.
Write for our prices.
COTTON UINS AND
COTTON Pi (ESSES
AT BOTTOM FIGURE?.
I can savo you money.
Y. . BADHAM, Gen. Agt.,
COLUMBIA. S. C.
?If-Home officeand Factory:
[ C -'v KSSXESS & HEAD *01555 C5K3'.*
3 tfSa S3 rtcfc'a INVISIBLE TJKLtS EA3
| ?2G 3 COSHiOXS. V.*lii?pcrs fcsard. 0>2Jfor;a'?!f.
Sufec*sfu!whPrca!l Un.i**!lc?fail. St'Iilb.' Y* Hl.^t OXr
Culj. 6i3 Ur'ilway, Sow York. Wriio far boo* el prooCi FHIitf
For correcting nausea dysentery
Diarrhoea and Cholera Infantum. A
Eleasan! medicine of incalcuable merit in the
ornc circle for child or adult. It is popular,
pleasant and efficient. Truly a mother's
frien-'. it soothes and heals the mucous membranes;
and checks the mucous discharge
from head, stomach and bowels. The mucous
discharge from the head and lungs are as
prompiiy relieved by it as the mucouH discharge
from the b*ve'.s. It is made to relieva
the mucous system and cure nausea, and it
d?>es it. It makes the Cnsical period of teeih*
ing children <-afe and easy, it invigorates and
builds t>p the system while it is relieving and
cui lng the wasted tissue. It is recommended
on/I reed lorc^lv hv r?hT"S?/*?anS. FOP bv
Wannamaker & Murray Co., Columbia, S. C.,
and wholesale by Howard & Willelt, Augusta,
LIPPEAN BBOS., Wholesale Druggists,
3olo Proprietors, Lippman's Block, SaTsnr^GK
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.in " T'irri1^-. ,j.??m i "Ml
Fhg W r ks
(?u vector to Dial Ji -^i? ? W'or"a.)
??r. %.' ? ?sr 1 5(0
J II 3i A. V! 1 jl'i.o c!ui x?-9
117 West Gervais Street,
iiilFf | ?j
MANUF VCTUEEH3 OF g
Tozei' Steam Engines, a
And all sizts of both Locomotives and return
Tublar Boilers. JH
?3~Foundry work in iron atid Brass He- JBM
eairinz r romptly executed.
FE MALE IN 8TITUT jB
The building is now modernized and H
improved as a boarding school until it fl
is second to none in the South in com- V jj
fort and conveniences. The Corp9 of fl I
Teachers engaged for the coining see S
sion is the best the Institute has ever
had. ]So other institute in the South can
ofier advantages superior to those offered
here in the Literary, Music and fl
Art Departments. H
Mr. Maclean continues to be the
Director of Music. The patrons of the mk
Institute, whose daughters were taught
u.. xy? xTo/?icor? Hnrinjr the nasi ses
uy m i <*?< ? -? j
sion, are referred to in proof of the
statement tlat he is the best teacher of
Music who has ever taught in Charlotte.
As originator and director' o
the June Musical Festival in this city, jHH
his reputation has extended throughout flH
the South. Wm. B. Atkinson, fl i
Prin Jpai. W
For Estimates on
STEAM SAW~MILLS, J
Ginning, Harvesting and other Machinery
write to the undersigned^/'
wno will guarantee the goods they
may offer in all respects, and make
matters interesting both to consumers
We will also furnish everything
needed in the line of supplies: Belt- i
ing, Oils, Piping, Fittings, Valves, flj
Inspirators, injectors, .Tumps, &zc.
W. H. GIBBES, Jr., & Co., M
Columbia, S. C.
r": j 8
1.1 MAH MP WOMAN. ?
2^ "P "P P wf?1 rwrrtfrr <vnA vftelfan rmTf 5
blood, create a good apprtiteand give your
t sj whole system tone an< strength.
? A prominent railroad superintendent at ?
i4 Savannah, suffering with talaria, Dyroep3
sia, and Rheumatismsaj *t5ing>
3 P. P.P. he never felt so well in his life, and i
af feels as if he could live forever, if ho could, '
- g always get P. P. P." Mi
1! p. p. pf
F| If you are feeling bftd]y In tho spring
y and out of sorts, take A
i|p.p.p. I I
s '< $ If j our digestive orgeissEeed toning np, B *
IK p. p.
If you suffer with headache, Indigestion, |
debility and weakness, take
P. P. P.
If you suffer with rervous prostration,
nerves unstrung and a general let down
of the system, take
P. P. P. I
For Blood Poison. Rheumatism, Scrofula,
Old Sores. Malaria, Chronic Female
Complaints, take V
? P. P. P. I
I Prickly Ash, Poke Root B
| and Potassium. I
g The best blood purifier in the world. j?
LIPPMAN BROS., Wholesalo Druggists, 6
5 Sole Proprietors, S ?
j Lippsux's Block, Savannah, Ga.
Wanted In every County. Sfcrcird mea to act coder iaatruetlocj
in our Secret 3errtcc. Experieooe Dot neeeaaary. Particular* fiee. .
GrannanDetectlre Bureau Co. 44 AKale,8adss?iJtQ, ~
llSISfiS HASf? BALSAM |
Iaad f.-astitles tco halr.f
i foatfrrowot".* a riant trroirth. f
Fail.- ;r> doctors Grsy
H^jr is it* V"'.'H?fut Color,ilndf?'??.
fljjg7?-?y<s? yt 5<v;. anH ?> ? -*c Dwarat*.
HOLLEll & ANDERSON
ROCK HILL, * - , - S.C,
For their Catalogue giving Prices,
Terms and References of Buggies, M
Carriages, Wagons,Road and Phaeton
Carts, Harness, etc. All first-class
work made by hand and warranted.
Prices lower than ai?y other of same j^k
grade. Our Vehicles are running in M
| every county in South Carolina, and
I in many counties of .North Carolina,
i Georgia and Florida. All inquiries M
promptly answered. In writing pleaee^B
mention this paper and. doni forge? H
to give your Postoffice address an<^B
sign yoiir name plainly. V
Holler Anderson Boggy Co., V
T?nPTT TTTT.T. Q n
xvvvxi. ill uu, vyr
DEPOSIT " M
IOUB SURPLUS MONEY IN TH5 1
COMMERCIAL BANK', 1
Olio dollar and .upwards rectiv^B
interest at tne rate 01 i per cent tM
annum, paid quarterly, on the fjfl
days of February, May, August
November. Married women M
minors can keep account in their?
name. Higher rates of intere^H
lowed by special arrangement. H
C. J. Iredell, President V
Jm 3. Leaphaet, 'James LaqgM