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vol.. XLVI. H^::::rWIN^SBOEOv;Bra,:WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1891.::; NO. (3.
TJlhl'CW -i! OF KINDNESS"
LESS10NS FROM PAUL'S RECEPTION
ON T HE !SL -.ND OF iv'ELITA.
The Datbnrous of the Island Were j
;is Yet I'ncui i upJf<!. hjkI So the Promptii>?*
of Nntii ?* Tli'-in ? Kirdiu-ns
:t Koval I'ioivir of Gocl'> Goodness.
? ]Jkooki.yn. sol. l-'i.?Brooklyn
Tabcrnacio to?.:.iv contained many strangers
on th?.;!r v*av wi.e irom the watering
places and loreiuu lands. Manv of
the members absent from the city during
the summer were In their places.
The church building and the oruan, which
have been almost continually under
brush and hammer since ibe dedication
last spring, are now about completed.
The sermons today were lull of congratulation
and were attended by the usual
throats. L>r Tahnaiie's morning sermon
was ou "Kindness," from the text,
Acts xxvl.i, i': "The barbarous people
showed lis uo little kindness."
My text puts us on the Island of
Malta, another name for Melita. This
island, which has always been an important
conmeiviui center. belonging at
dill'erent times to Pbu-nicin, to Greece,
to Home, to A r tb'a, to Spain, to France,
now belongs to England. The area oi
the island :.s about one hundred square
miles, it is in the Mediterneau sea. aud
of such clarity -?f atmosphere that Mount
Etna, one hundred and thirty miles
away, can -e iVstinctlyseen. The island
is <$!oriou.-!y memorable, because the
KnL-hts o; Malta for a long while ruled
there, bui most famous because oi'the
The besiormed vessel on which Paul
sailed had "laid to*' on the starboard
tack, and the wind was blowing eastnortheast.
and the vessel drifting proo ii.lv
m half nn hour ere she
struck at v hat is now called St. Paul's
bay. Practical sailors have taker: up
the Bible account and decided beyond
controversy tiii place of the shipwreck.
But the island v. hich has so rough a
coast is -or the most part a <rarden.
s Richest fruit and a profusion of honev
characterized it in Paul's time as well
as now. The lines: oranges, figs and
olives grow there. When Paul and his
comrades crawled up on the beach, saturated
with salt water and hungry from
long abstinence from !ood and chilled to
the bone, the islanders though called barbarians
because they could not speak
Greek, opened their doors to the shipwrecked
Everything had ?one to the bottom of
the deep, and .lie barefooted, bareheaded
apostle and ship's crew were in condition
to appreciate hospitality. About
twenty-five such men a few seasons ago
1 tound in the in'e station near Ivasthampton,
Lcni; Island. They had got ashore
in the night frvni the sea, and not a hat
* nor shoe had they left. They found
out, as Paul and his fellow voyagers
frtnn,} A nt ihn s r?> !?s the rrmotlPSf of
all robbers. My text finds the ship's
crew asho-e or Maha, and around a hot
lire drying themselves, and with the best
provision the islanders can oiler them.
And they go into government quarters
lor three days to recuperate, Publius.
the ruler, inviting them, although he had
v.. , severe sickness in the house at that!
time?his father down with dysentery
and typhi'id lever. Yea, lor three
months they staid on the is.'ami watching
lor a ship and putting the hospitalities
of the islanders to a severe test.
But they endured the test satisfactorily,
ami it is rc-'.orded lor all the ages of time
and etermity to read and hear in regard
to the inhabitants of Malta. "The barbarous
people showed us no little kindness."
mr.LE EXAMPLES OF KINDNESS.
Kincir.cs-! What a great word that is.
It would take a reed as long as that
which the apocalyptic angel used to
measure heaven to tell the length, tbe
breadth, tiie neigijt or tnai muniucent
word. It is a favorite Bible word, and
it is early launched m the book of Genesis.
caught up m the book of Joshua,
embraced in the book oi Samuel, crowned
in ihc book of 1'salms, and enthroned in
many places m the New Testament.
Kindness! A word no more gentle than
mighty. I expect it will wrestle me
down before 1 get through vith it. I lis
strong enough to throw* an archangel.
But it will be well for us to stand around
it, and warm <"'ur>e!ves by its glow as
Paul and his fellow voyagers stood
arounk tl.v Jin on the Island 01 Malta,
where the M i!;ese made themselves i:umortal
in my uxtbv the way they treated
these vx-Lim* of the sea. "The barbarous
people showed us no little kindness."
Kindne>-! All definitions of that
multipotfei-t w.'i*d break down halt way.
You say i is clemency, beniguity, generosity;
it.? m ide u:> of ?:ood wishes, it
is an expu ssi< n c.t beneficence, it is j
contnUitu :i i- U-c nappmesa or others.
Sime one ?Ise says: "Why. I can sive
>< 11 a definition ol' kindness: It :s sunshine
of the son , i; alleetion perennial,
it is a crowuin.' "race. it is the com
liination oi'all traces, it is compassion, I
it is the pcrfen hon ?>; gentle maniiness
and womanliness."' Arc youaii t:i:?>uirhv I
You have made a iiead failure in your |
duinition. it cannot be ih lined. ihit
.. - vve all kno-.v v. hat it is. for we all it It its
power. S nu of \ on may have hit it as
l'aul tell ;t. ua ?miio coast of rock as
t!:e ship went to pieces, but more of us
have airahi and ai:uin in some a-a till
stress of liie had either !rom earth or
heaven hands stretched ou;. whic'i
"showed rs no little kindness."'
There i.- kii:;?ae:".s cl'disposition. kindness
of wvrd. kindness of ad, ;snd there j
is .Jesus ( "lirisi. the impersonation of ail!
of them. Kindness! You cannot ail'eet |
it. you cannot p!a> it as a pan. you can- j
n<>t enact it. v??n cannot dramatize it.!
JJy the grace ?<f tiodyou must have it |
inside you. an ewriastin^ summer, or
rather a cmbinat'on of June and October,
the L-rn'.a.iiy of the one and the j
tonic or tlw other. It cannot dweli with j
arrogance ors] ite or revenue or niaievo- j
lence. A = its first appea;.-.nee in the
soul all the>e A male kites and (?erg:sh:tes
and lli'lii-'s and .h-bu$ites must Giut,1
ami iiu:t iorew
Kaidne:-s w';shc< evenViodv well. |
(. very mn?-. weil. every wonuu well, I
rvcry child vw !, every i>ird web. everv j
horse well, every do*; well. everyr.it!
well. (Jive tins -i irit lull swing, and<
you would hav.i no more need of socio-!
lies ivr prevention otcruelty lo animals, j
!h> more u ;ed< protective >ewin^ wo* i
man's association. and :* would dull
every sw >.\i until it would not eui skin
deep, and ur. wheel every battery till it
could not roll. and make i.;uupowder of
no more use in the world except for
rock l>la?:i:ii' or pyrotechnic celebration.
Kindness, isspirit divinely implanted,
and in answer to prayer, and then to be
stdulousl;- culiivau-d until it tills all the
nature wii!i a p *rfume richer and more
L pungent than mi^n'-nette. and, as it vou
the dock on the mantel or in some corner
whore nobody can sen it, yon 5u<J peoI>]e
walkiug about your room looking
this way and that, and you ask them,
"What are you looking lor?" And they
answer, "Where is ihai ilowery" ?>o if
one has in his soul this intinite sweetness
of disposition its perfume will whelm
Tin: kvii.sov kevexgefuj. feeling.
But if you are waltinsr and hoping lor
some one to be bankrupted or exposed
or disoomlited, or in any way overthrown,
then kindress has not t?ken
possession of your nature. You are
wrecked on a Malta where there are no
oranges. You are entertaining a guest
so unlike kiudness thatkinkness will uot
come and dwell under the same roof.
The most exhausting and unhealthy and
ruinous leeiing on earth is a revengeful
spirit or retaliating spirit, as I know by
experience, for I have tried it live or ten
minutes at a time. When some meen
thiug bus been done me or said about
me 1 have lelt "I will pay him iu his
owu coin. I will show him up. The
mgrated! The traitor! The liar! The
Ji'it live or ten minutes oi the leeling
lias been so unnerving a?d exhausting
thiit I have abandoned it, and I cannot
uuderstaud how people can go about
torturing themselves live ?>r ten or twenty
years, trying to get even with somebody.
The ouly way you will ever
rriimmn nvr-v vrmr pnp.mii?a is bv ibririv
ing them and wishing them all good and
no evil. As malevolence is the most
uneasy and prolitless am! dangerous feeling.
kindness is the most nealthful and
delightful. And this is not an abstraction.
As I have tried a little of the retaliation,
so I have tried a little of the
f do not want to leave this world until
1 have taken vengeance upon every
man that ever did me a wrong by doing
him a kindness. In most of such cases
I have already succeeded, but there are
a few malignants- whom I am y$t pursuing,
and X shall not be content until I
have in some wise helped them or benefited
them or blessed them. Let us ail
pray for this spirit of kindness. It will
settle a thousand questions. It will
change the phase of everything. It will
mellow through and through our entire
nature. It will transform a lifetime. It
r?At- fY*nlir>rr trr\Mc.n n * i f/ r A/WaQlrtrW
That is the reason I like petunias better
than morning glories. They look
very much alike, and if I should put in
your hand a petunia and a morning
glory you could hardly tell which is the
petunia and which the morning glory;
but the morning glory blooms only a lew
hours and then shuts up l'or the day,
while the petunia is in as widespread a
glow at twelve o'clock at noon and six
o'clock in the evening as at sunrise.
And this grace of kindness is not spasmodic,
is not intermittent, is not for a
little while, but it irradiates the whole
nature, all through and clear on till the
sunset of our earthly existence.
Kindness! I am resolved to get it.
Are you resolved to get it? It does not
come by haphazard, but through culture
under the divine help. Thistles grow
without culture. Rocky mountain sage
grass grows without culture. Mullen
stalk:} grow without culture, liut that
great red rose in the conservatory, ils
leaves packed on leaves, deep dyed as
though it had been obliged to tight for
its beauty and it were still reeking with
the carnage of the battle, that rose needed
to be cultured, and through long years
its iloral ascentors were cultured. 0
God, implant kindness m all our souis,
and then give us grace to watch it, to
enrich it, to develop it!
The king of Prussia had presented to
him by the empress of Itussia the root
of a rare llower, and it was put in the
royal gardens on an island, and the head
gardener, Ilerr Fintelmann, was told to
watch it. And one day it put torth its
glory. Three days of every week the
people were admitted to these gardens,
and a young man. probably not realizng
what a wrong thing he was doing,
plucked this tlower and put it in his buttonhole.
and the gardener arrested him
as he was crossing at the ferry, and
asked the king to throw open no more
his gardeus to the public. The king replied:
"Snali I deny the thousands of
good people of my couutry the privilege
of seeing this garden because one visitor
has done wrong? Xo, let them come
and see the beautiful grounds."
And when the gardener wished to give
the kiair the name of the offender who
hail taken the royal tlower, lie said,
"Xo, mv memory is very tenacious and
I do uot want to have in my mind the
name of the otlender, lest it should hinder
me granting him a favor some other!
time." Now, I want you lo know that
kindness is a royal llowc-r, and blessed
be (Jod, the Kim: of mercy and grace,
that by a divine gift and not by purloining,
we may pluck this royal dower and
not wear it on the outside of our nature,
but wear it in our aoui and wear it for
t v ti, lauuuvc a, ;u tuviua uvu
wonderful for time than wonderful for
"KIND WOIil?S CAN NKVEK DIE.'*
Sail further. I must speak of kindness
of word. Wheu you meet any one do
you say a pleasant tiling or an unpleasam?
l)o\ou tell Imn of agrei able things
> ou have heard about him, or the disagreeable?
Wheu lie leaves you does he
fee! better or does he feel worse? Oh,
the power of the tongue for the production
o' happiness or misery! One would
think from the way the tongue is ea!red
iu we iniiiht take the hint that it has a
dangerous power. First, it is chained
to the back of the mouth by strong muscles.
Theu it is surrounded by the teeth
of the lower jaw. so many ivory bars,
and then by tlie teeth ot the upper jaw,
more ivory bars. Then outside of all
are the two lips with the power of comon.
I a r. .7 vnt nnfu-'ith.
standing these four imprisonments or
limitations, ho a- many take no hint in I
regard to the dangerou* power ol' the
tougue. and the results are .aceration,
saeniicatiou and damuation.
There are those if they know a good
thing about you and a bad thins, will
mention the bad thing and act as though
they had never heard the good thing.
Now there are two side* to almost every
one's character, and we have the choice
of overhauling the virtue or the vice.
We can greet Paul and the ship's crew
as they come up the beach of Malta with
the words: "What a sonry looking set
i you arc! How little of navigation you j
j must know to run on these rocks! Didn't
! you know better than to put ouf. on the
Mediterranean this wintry month? It
was not much of a ship anyhow, or it j
would not have gone to pieces so soon
as that. Well, whit do you want? We
have hard enough work to make a living
for ourselves, without having thrust on
us two hundred and seventy-six ragamuffins."
>?"ot so said the Maltese. I think they
said: "Come in! Sit down by the fire
and warm yourselves! Glad that you
all got oil with your lives. Make your
selves at home.. You are welcome to
all we hpye ..until, some ship conies in
sight..arid,.,yqu.. resume jour voyage.:
Here* jet:.me put .a .bandage, on .your
forehead, for tli&t is .an. ugly gash .you.
.got from tbeijQattng tip^bers^andjio^e
is a man with.a broken .arm.. ..We.will,
have.a doctor c$me .to. attend to tfw.
fracture.".. And. though ..for. . three
months the kindness went,on, we lia.V?.
but little more than this brief recocd,
' The barbarous people showed us no
Oh! say the cordial thing! Say the
useful ttiiug! Say the hospitable thing!
Say the helpful thing! Say the Christlike
thing! Say the kiud thing! I admit
that this is easier for some temperaments
than for others. Some are born
pessimists, and some arc born optimists,
and that demonstrates itself all through
everything. It is a cloudy morning.
You meet a pessimist and you say,
"What weather today?" He answers,
"It's going to storm." and umbrella
under arm and a waterproof overcoat
show that he is honest in that utter- j
ancc. On the same block, a minute at-1
ter. you meet an opiimist, and 3*011 say,
"What weather today?" "Good weather;
*his is only a foe; and will soon scatter."
The absence of umbrella and absence
of waterproof overcoat nhow it is
an honest utterance.
On jour way at noon to luuchcon you
meet au optimistic merchant and you
say, "What do you think of tne commercial
prospects?" and he says:
"Glorious. Great crops must bring
great business. We are goiug to have
such an autumn and winter of prosperity
as we have never seen." On your way
back to your store you meet a pessimistic
merchant. "What do you think ot
the commercial prospects?" you ask.
And he answers: "Well, I don't know.
So much grain will surfeit the country.
Farmers have more bushels but less
prices, and the grain gamblers will j^et
'heir tist in. There is ihe McKinley bill,
ami tat; nay ciuy 15 suuit msuuic puiuto,
and in the southern part, of VTisconsin
they had a hailstorm, and oar business
is as dull as it ever was." You will
find the same dillerence in judgment of
character. A man of good reputation
is assailed and charged with some evil
deed. At the first story the pessimist
will believe in guilt. "The papers said
so, and that's enough. l)own with
OPTIMIST AND PESSIMIST.
The optimise will say: "I don't believe
a word of it. I don't think that a
man that has been ?s useful and seemingly
honest for twenty years could have
got oil' the track like that. There are
two sides to this story, and I will wait
to hear the other side before I condemn
him." My hearer, if you are by nature
a pessimist, make a social effort by the
grace of God to extirpate the dolorous
and the hypercritical from your disposition.
Believe nothing against anybody
until the wrons is established by at least
two witnesses of integrity. And if guilt
be proved, find out the extenuating circumstauces
if there are any.
And then commit to memory so that
you can quote for yourself and quote for
others that exquisite thirteenth chapter
of First Corinthians about charity that
suffers long and is kind, and hopeth all
things and endureth all things. By
pen, by voice, in public and in private,
say all :rood about people you can think
of. and if there be nothing good, then
tighten the chain of muscle on the back
end of your tongue, and keep the ivory
bars oi teeth on the lower jaw and the
ivory bars of teeth on the upper jaw
locked and the gate oi your lips tightly
closed and your tongue shut ut).
What a place Brooklyn would be to
live in. and all the other cities aud
neighborhoods to live m, if charity dominated!
What if all the young and old
gossiners were dead! The Lord hasten
their funerafs! What if tittle-tattle and
whispering were out of fashion! What
if in ciphering out the value of other
people's character, in our moral arithmetic,
we struck to addition instead of
substaction! Kindness! Let us morning,
noon and night pray for it until we
get it. When you can speak a good
word for some one speak it. If you can
conscientiously givp letter or commendation.
give it. Watch for opportunities
for doing good fifty vears after >ou are
All my life has b?eu ail'ected by the
letter of introduction that the Rev. I)r.
Van Vranken, of Xew Brunswick Theological
seminary, wrote for me, a boy
under him, when I was seeking a settlement
in which to preach the Gospel.
The letter gave me my lirst pulpit. Dr.
Van Vranken has been dead more than
thirty years, yet I feel the touch of that
luaiiuiijcciib uiu piuiessui. ouaui^c ocusation
was it when I received a kind
message from Rev. Thomas Guard, of
Baltimore, the crcat Methodist orator,
six weeks after his death. By way of
the eternal world? Oh, no, by way of
this world. I did not meet the friend to
whom he gave the message until nearly
two months after Thomas Guard had ascended.
So you an start a word about
some, one that will be on its travels and
vigorous long atter the funeral psalm
has been sung at your obsequies. Kindness!
Why, if lif'.y men all aglow with
it should walk through the lost world,
meihiuks they would almost abolish
TOUCHING ANECDOTE OF AKKAHAM
Furthermore, there is kindness of action.
That is what Joseph showed to
his outrageous brothers. That is what
David showed to Mephibosheth for his
father Jonathan's sake. That is what
Cuesiphorus showed to Paul in the Roman
peuitentiary. That is what William
Cowper recogni/ed when he said
he would not trust a man who would
with his foot needlessly crush a worm. I
That is what our assassinated President!
Lincoln demonstrated when his private
secretary found him in the Capitol
grounds trying: to net a bird back to the
nest from which it had fallen, and which
quality the illustrious man exhibited
years before, when having with some
lawyers in the carriage on the way to
court passed on the road a swine fust in
the mire, after awhile cried to his horses,
''IIo!" and said to the gentlemen, "I
must go back and help that hog out of
the mire." And lie did go back and put
on solid ground that most uninteiestiu^
That was the spirit that was manifested
by my departed friend, Honorable
Alexander II. Stepheus, of Georgia (and
lovelier man never exchanged earth for
heaven), when at Washington. A senator's
wife who told my wife of the circumstances,
said to lum, ''Mr. Stephens,
come and see my dead canary bird."
And he answered, "Xo, I could not
look at the poor thing without crying."
That is the spirit that Grant showed
when at the surrender at Appomattox
he said to General Lee, ''As many of
your soldiers are farmers and will need
the horses and mules.to raise the crops
to keep their families from sufi'eriug
; next winter, let each Confederate who
can claim a horse or a mule take it along
[ with him!n That' fe-'lhV' spirit' wfucfi, j
'last night, t&'n thousand mothers sTwwed J
! to their sick children coming" to give "tlie
1 drink fit (he twentieth'"call as cheerfully
' an^l a9 tenderly as at tfye first cull.
)t.Suppose all this assemblage, aud)i!l
i to ,whom these words shall c'ouie by'
; pointer's type, should"revive to make
and alj pervading principle., of .their-life,-,
and tlten carry out the'resolution?why,
in six months. the wlipJe 'earth' would
feel ite"* I'eopl'e *wduM;say
"What is the-matters'" ft -f"eems'-to>
me that the wuH'dis ^eiung, ;*u be a.bbtr,;
ter place to live in." Why, auer.aU
Is worth living. Why. there is Sh.vlock^
my neighbor, has withdrawn his lawft'dltof
foreclosure a^air st that man. and because
he ha3 had .ho much sickness in
his family he is going to have the house
for one year rent tree. There is an old
lawyer in that young lawver's ofiice and
do you know what he has gone iu there
for? Why, he is helping fix up a case
which is too big lor the you 114 man to
handle, and the white haired attorney
is hunting up previous decisions and
making out a brief for the boy. Down
at the bank I heard yesterday a note
was due, and the young merchant could
not meet it, and an old merchant went
iu and got for him three months' extension
which for the young merchant is
the difference between bankruptcy and
success in business. Aud in our street
is an artist who had a line picture of the
'Kapids of Niagara,' aud he could not
sell it, and his family were sufferinsr.
and they ttiemselves were iu the rapids;
and a lady heard of it and said, 'I do not
need the picture, but for the encouragement
of art and helping you out of your
distress I will take it,' and on the drawing
room wall are th? 'Ilapids of Niagara.'
THE AGF. OF HELPFULNESS.
"Do you know that a strange tiling
has taken place in the pulpit and all the
old ministers are helping the young
ministers, and all the old doctors are
helping the young doctors, and the farmers
are assisting each other in gathering
the harvest and for that farmer who
is sick the neighbors have made a 'bee.'
as they call it, and they have all turned
ia to help him get his crops Into the
garner? And they tdl me that the
older and more skillful reporters who
have permanent positions on papers are
helping the young fellows wno are just
beginning to try and don't know exactly
how to do it. And after a few erasures
and interpolations on the reporter's pad
they say: 'Now here is a readable account
of that tragedy, nand it mand 1
am sure the managing editor will take
llAnd I heard this morning of a poor
old man whose three children were in
hot debate as to who should take care
of him in his declining <Ja}s. i ne oldest
son declared it was his right because
he was the oldest, and the youngest son
said it was his right because lie was the
youngest, and Mary said it was her right
because she better understood father's
vertigo and rheumatism and poor spells
and knew better how to nurse him, and
the only way the difficulty could be settled
was by the old man's promise that
he would divide the year into three,
parts, and spend a third oT his time with
each ODe of them.
"And ceighboring stores in t,ie same
line of goods on the same block are acting
kindly to each other, and when one
is a little short of a certain kind ot4goods
his neighbor savs, *1 will heip you until
3'ou can replenish your shelves,' It
seems to me that those words of Isaiah
are being fulfilled whe.i he says. The
carpenter encouraged the goldsmith and
he that smooths with the ha umer, him
that smote the anvil, saving it is ready
Fnv tli/i ofvMorinnr ' i?i 1 hft If!ft.fiT-?
lUi \jLi\s OV/lUVliU^i ?? wuv ? ?..v ? ?..
It seems to me our old world is picking
up. Why, the millennium must be
coming in. Kindness has gotten the
My hearers, you know and I kno-.v
we are far from that state of things.
But why not inaugurate a new dispensation
of geniality. If we cannot vet have
a millennium on a large scale, let u*
have it on a small scale, and uuder our
own vestments. Kindness! If this world
is ever brought to God tliat is the thing
that will do it. You cannot fret the
world up although you may fret the
world down. You cannot scold it into
excellence or reformation or godliness.
FABLE OK THE WINDS.
The east wind and the westwiud were
one day talking with each other, and the
east wind said fo the west wind: "Don't
you wish you bad my power? Why,
when I start they hail me hv storm
signals all along the coast, i can twist
oil* a ship's mast as easily as a cow's
hoof cracks an alder. Willi one sweep
of my wing I have strewn the coast from
Newfoundland to Key West with parted
ship timber. I can lift and have lifted
the Atlantic ocean. I am the terror of
all invalidism, and to light m?; back forests
must be cut dow lor lircs, and the
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the furnaces. Under my breath the nations
crouch into sepulchres. Don't jou
wish you had my power?" said the east
The west wind made no answer, but
started on its mission coming somewhere
out of the rosy bowers of the sky, and
all the ri/ers and lakes and seas smiled
at its coming. The gardei s bloomed,
and the orchards ripened. and the wheat
fields turned their silver into gold, and
health clapped its bauds, and joy shouted
from the hill tops, aud the nations lilted
their foreheads into the light, and the
earth had a doxoloyy for the sky, and
the sky an anthem for llie earth, and
the warth and the sparkle, anil the loliage,
and the flowers, and the fruits, aud
the beauty, and the life, were the only
answer the west wind made to the insolence
of the east wind's interrogation.
Kindness to all. Surely it ought not to
be a difficult grace to culture when we
see towering above the centuries such
an example that one glimpse ought to
melt and transform all uations. Kindness
brought our Lord from heaven.
vin/lnoQo t AmisrrpMnts kindness to ner
! sccutors, kindness to the crippled and
the blind, and the cataleptic, and the
! leprous, and the dropsical, and the
I demoniacal characterized him all the
[ way, and on the cross. kindness to the
I bandits suffering on the side of him. and
kindness to the executioners while jet
they pushed the spear, and hammered
the spikes, aud howled the blasphemies.
All the stories of the John Howards
and the Florence Xiyhtiugsles and the
Grace Darlings and the Ida Lewises
pale before thistranscendanc example ol
him whose birth aud lilt and death are
the greatest storr that the world ever
heard, and the theme of the mightiest
hosnnnn thai heaven ever lifted. Yea,
the very kindness thvt allowed both
hands to be nailed to the horizontal timber
ot the cross with that cruel thump!
thump! now stretches down 1'rom the
skies those same hands lilled with balm
for all our wounds, forgiveness far all
our crimes, rescue tor all our serldoms.
And while we take this matchless
kindness from God. may it be found that
!we have uttered our last bitter word,
written our last cutting paragraph, done
our last retaliatory action, felt our last
Revengeful heart throb. And it would
not be a bad epitaph for any of us if by
tlw grace of God from this time forth we
lived such beneficent lives that the tombstone's
chisel could appropriately cut
upon the plain slab that marks our grave
; a suggestion from the text. "lie showed
us no little kindness."
But not until the last child of God
"hns got ashore from the earthly storms
that drove him on the rocks like MediJ?rraii?un..JbiurOicly(Jop3.?upt.until
khront-jj, of.heaven.are. njounted,.and. all
! the conquerors, crowned. and ail the
ilii/psand.trumpets and organs of heaven
are thaumiued.or.blown or sounded, and
the ransomed of all climes anJ ages are
in full chorus under,the.jubilant swing
of angelic baton, and we shall for thousands
of years have seen the river from
under the throne rolling into the ' 'sea of
;hss miiuled with tire," and this world
we now Inhabit shall be so far in the
naat that only a stretch of celestial
memory can recall that it ever existed
at all, not until then will we understand
what Nehemiah calls "the great kindness,
and David calls "the marvelous
kitidnees." and Isaiah calls "the everlasting
kindness" of God!
TRYING TO SAVE HIS SON'S NAME.
The Heiiiz-Hsnderson .Scaatlall Take* 4ri
Columbia, S. C., .Sept. 12.?The State
has received tae folio.ving documents
from the father of Prof. W. W. Ilentz,
of 1'omaria, now of .Jacksboro, Texas,
which are cheerfully published:
To the Editor of The State: In your
issue of September 3 appears a ^ood
deal of matter which is published as
proof that my son, W. W. Ilentz, was
married to Eva Ilendersoa, alias 'ltosa
Hinds," in Florence County, Wednesday
night, August 12, 18'Jl. My son left his
home in Newberry County, August 10;
he incorrectly puts it August 11, to
visit relations in Cedartown, Ga., preparatory
to his departure to take a
chair in a school in Texas, and he went
by way of Atlanta. lie was in CVdartown,
Ga? from August 11 until August
17, as the accompanying affidavits
will sbow beyond ah possible question.
I send you the originals which you will
oblige me by returning, when you have
published the affidavits. Whether the
public has any interest in the matter |
published by you, and whether, in pub- I
lishiDg it, you went beyond the hounds !
of clean and legitimate journalism, you
are perhaps a better judge than I. JJut
I reserve the rixht to suggest, at le*st.,
that such publications ought to be supported
by clear and incontrovertible
D. J. IIentz.
I'omakia, S. C-, Sept. 10, ib'Jl.
Accompanying this is the following
letter and affidavits:
Cedaktown. (la, Sept.
Mr. Geo. 11. Cromer, Newberry, 8. C :
Deaii Siu:?I enclose my affidavit
and another. If you ueed any more 1
will send my wife's and probably can
get more. Walter stayed pretty close
with us while here and very few could
swcir positively as to the time lie came,
and when he left. Hop* these will be
sufficient. Yours, etc.
.1. J-:. IIOUSEAL.
cjeoiicj I a, i
Polk County )
Personally appeared before me 13. F.
Sims and .J. X. Sims, who, being duly
sworn, say that they are citizens and
residents of Cedartown, Polk County.
Georgia; that they are personally acquainted
with W. \\\ llentz, foriuerly
of Newberry, S. C.: that he visited
Crdartown at 12 in. on the 11th day of
August last, and remained in said town
on said visit uniil the afternoon of
August the 17th last; that he left Ct-dartown
to go to Jacksboro, Texas.
15. F. Sims,
J. N. Sims.
Sworn to before tne September 7,1891.
[seal] \Y. C. Knight,
Clerk Superior Court, Polk County,
State OF GEORGIA. /
COUNTY OF i'or.K*. )
Personally appears .1. E. Ilouseal,
who, being duly sworn, sa\s that he is
a citizen and resident of Cedartown,
Georgia, and that he is personally acquainted
with W. \V. Hertz, formerly
of Newberry, South Carolina, but now
of .Jacksboro, Texas; that in the month
of August the saiu w . n. neniz visiuju.
his atlidnt at Cedartown; that the said
W. W. Hentz arrived at Cedartown on
the 11th day of August, 181)1, at twelve
o'clock, and remained in Cedartown
until the 17th day of August last.
J. E 11 ousel,
Sworn to before me Sept. 7th, 18'.?1.
[.seal] W. C. Knight.
Clerk Sup'r Court, Polk County, (la.
"eva Henderson's" kki'Ly.
The State has cert!lied cones of the
letters ot Professor Hentz to the girl
known here a* "Eva Henderson," upon
which the publication was based, the
handwriting being proven. Upon receipt
of the above, the srirl was seen,
.she SMid, showing considerable surprise:
i4i haven't my marri-ige certllicate here,
but can get it by going home, from
Preacher Ilill. Professor I lent z and 1
did not go over on the same train. I
went on the evening train. W> stayed
all night at Jacobi's Hotel in Florence.
This was Monday night, August 1 <>. I
laven't got an>body to prove my marriage
by except my gracdfathir, my
ttmt.m r. niY brothers and the preacher.
JJuf. if they want this proof, J'il Rive
them all they need. I'll go over to
Florence Monday morning, (I can't go
before then.) and grt all the affidavits
Thus ths matter rests until she returns
to the city.?The State.
S?;houuer C)ii>?l/.e<l at
Mokit.k. Sept. 10.?Capt. .1. ('. Flat.ado,
who arrived here to-day op. the
schooner Seagull, reports that his vessel.
the schooner Polar Star, from Belize
to I'cnsacola. was capsized July 24.
in longitude 84.50, latitude lit.7. ut 11
o'clock at night, in a squall. The caj>tain
and crew were thrown into the
water, but managed to cut the boats
adrift and made the best ot their way to
the Mexican coast, being tour flays en
route. Reaching Point Taillow, they
led on green cocoauuts for three days,
these beiui; the only food or drink they
had from the time of the wreck. Ther
were then rescued by lisheriuen and;
taken to Iiuatan, whence Capt Flatado
came to this port.
IIion priced journalism seems not to
have reached its zenith. The New
York .Sun say* that Robert Louis Stevenson's
j^outh l'acitic letters cost "?1().<X>0;
that it has brought a new novel by
Howells for -SlO.lxX), and a new novel
by Mark Twain for SI,200, and that
Mark is going to write it letters from
Kurope at S120U0 a letter?"the highest
remuneration." it thinks, "that any
writer has won."
England has created a flutter among
the powers of Kurope by sieging the
island of Metylene, which belongs to f
Turkey. It is thought that this action
on the"part ol England will precipitate
a general war in Europe.
MY FARMERS ARE I'OOR.
.. _ .
THE VERY PRACTICAL VIEWS OF A
PRACTICAL MAN. -j
Editor Wallace, of the X?wberrv Observer,
Claims that the Farmers are Poor
Iiecau?e they S>'j>ej.id More than they
Make?Tlie Sub Treasury 1'lau.
To the K?litor of The News and
Courier: A great many people follow \
n*?w ideas as they follow the l':isbIoiis?
blindly and without reason. It is hard
to get"men to think. It Is constantly
repeated, "The people arc beginning to
think." We have all heard tiiat for
years and years?and it always comes
iroin the lueu who are leading the peo-j
pie for the lime being.
Whoever has watched the movements
of the people for any length "of time
must have been impressed with the;|
fact that they are often led away by
caprice and prejudice, more than -by
reason. Notwithstanding this fact, the
mass of the people are honest in their
opinions and in the end they come out
The people of this State are conservative?especially
the farming class. The
history of the past eighteen months
and the present condition of unrest and
agitation would seem to contradict this,
but there are causes that fully explain
these seeming contradictions."
We have been told time and again by
such publications as the Manufacturers'
Record tl.at the South is eminently
prosperous. 1 do not believe it, and I
am not a pessimist either. There are
prosperous sections in the South, wherever
mining or manufacturing has
been developed. And there is some
prosperity, more apparent than real,
however, in towns and cities?caused
not so much by ousiness successes a3
by the addition of so man? citizens of
he country, who move to towns to get
better schools and church advantages
for their children. This increase in
population creates an increased demand
for lots and residences and sends up the
price of real estate. And since many
of those moving from country to town
are uirn who have prospered at fanning,
their change reduces the proportion
of prosperous farmers?never very
large?and contributes to the opinion
that farming does not pay. Then there
is opportunity fur co-operation in
towns. The citizens can unite together
m establishing manufacturing enterprises
and other industries, which add
to the prosperity oL the community at
lar*e. although they may not prove
profitable to those who put their money
These tilings are stated to offset the
impression that individual citizens of
the town are more prosperous than individual
larmers; for such is not the
Appearances are often deceitful.
There is very little money in merchandising
or in other business. Large
dealers who have ample capital can
make money at merchandising, by close
attention to business; so can a large
planter at planting. But the small
farmer and the small merchant have
about an equally hard time to get along;
and. capital for capital, the latter would
often be rery willing to exchange
places and get into a business where
there is much leaa worry and much
Times are hard with all classes. All
classes feel it. More complaint is heard
from the farmers, not because they are
the worst olT, but because on account
of their numbers they can make themselves
heard and felt. Who cares if a
few small merchants or town doctors
or mechanics complain of hard times V
There are not enough of them taken
altogether to organize a corporal's
guard at a primary, :?o no one heeds
their cry. But let the farmers complain,
and at once hosts of "friends"
spring up on every hand, who are ready
to get the; farmeis out of trouble If the
farmers will only put them into office.
fhe farmers, feeling that something
is wrong but not knowing: what it is,
are not disposed to question too closely
their self-appointed champions, nor to
scrutinize too carefully their motives.
It is natural to feel kindly towards one
who olfers relief, though we may be
perfectly aware he cannot extend it,
and it is ungracious to reject sympathy,
no matter from what source it comes.
And it is mean to be suspicious. Ilence
the farmers, in their vague sense of
wrong and their perplexity about the
cause and the remedy, become an easy
prey to the oi!y-tongued demagogue
anu plausible politicians.
In what I say I uo not charge those
who side with the farmers in their
o-rw-v^n/'Ui?i-phI or imaginary?with
being politicians or demagogues: but I
have no hesitation in saying that men
who make political capital for themselves
by trying lo pn judice the farmers
against other classes of citizens are
looking aiter their own selfish purposes,
and will prove it in the end by asking
for the loaves and fishes. No true
patriot wants to set the citizens of one
class against those of another, especially
in a State menaced as this is with an
ever present danger to civilization and
progrct^. J?ut ii is the duty of every
in an who loves his State to discover as
far as he* can the causes of the degression
among the farmers and to help in
the solution of their difficulties.
Wi'h this niirpo.?e in view I propose
to offer some suggestions. These, I
fear, may not touch the popular chord:
they are not in the line ot the stump
speeches of the day. and may,therefore,
s^eni insipid to palates accustomed to
rich and spicy discussions. 1'erhaps
fome will stop nglit here and read no
surther when I say that 1 put very little
confidence In any scheme that looks
to governmental relief. Tnere are sev
1 I ivnnM lilrn fn
CJU11 1VHUIU.; * ? ...kV vv
see brou/h'. about, widen wor.ld prove
of wry decided ami ia^ting l?eiielit to
the farmers. These will appear in the
ftirllnr progress of this article; but I
must be candid and say that I have little
iiope of their realization daring this
The people of the.State, including the
farmers, ate not prosperous. To keep
within the scope and purpose of this
article I speak more specifically and
say the farmers of tins Stale nre no:.
The answer is, because they have not
enough money. That is vague, but
true. "Money answereth all things."
Whv is th*-re not money enough ?
The United States Treasirersavs there
is more#u circulation per capita now
than ?-ver before in th?- history of the
Government? $23 40. Others say there
is only ?"j. I do not know how much
there is and have to t:ike somebody's
word for it. And as L know nothing,
and have heard nothing, against the
t-nncj'v ?r?H ! rn f h ?nlrtA4^ nf f.lift TrftJIS
ilUUVvJ". f I 1 UVIlt / w - S,. .
urer, I am compelled to believe his
statement. I say this without impugning
the credibility of those who
say otherwise, because the Treasurer
must know, while they ma->/ be mistaken.
No matter what the circulation per
c ipita may be the country over, the circulation
in this section "of the country
is very limited. It is from this section
that comes the most urgent demand for
more money?not from the Northern or
Eastern States; tney seem to realize no
Why is money scarcer in this section
of the ''country?'" Here "are some rea-'
sons*' - *
1. .The annual..pensions .to Federal
survivors of the late war amount $130,-,
000,0001 All of this, practically"speak'-''
ing, gops into Northern States,- while-'
every Southern State has to.pay its.proportion.
The. average .of: .each "State is
nearly three millions. South Carolina
pays at least two millions more' than
she'gets back.- .
Then comes the import tariff,- of;
which $230,000,1)00 a year jroes to.the
Government, and about S60u,000,000 to
protected industries, and of whfctf
| South Carolina pays its sharp , estimated
at eight millions,'and gets back only, .a
smull portion,.the greater portion ^oin^
to manuiacturing'States iff the'^Orth.1
South Carolina pays-out for tariff'dunes'
seven millions, more .than she gets.batik.
This is a moderate and safe estimate.
The usual estimate is from eight to
ten millions; but I prefer to-pufthe
liornru* tmi lnw rat.hftr than risk tint tint
them too bi ?b. * ~ rj
3. Again, otir railroads are all owned
by Northern capitalists:" ""Whatever the
roads earn over- actual running expenses
xoes North; tp. j>ay the interest,
on their bonds. The gross earnings of
the railroads in SOiithTSarolina for the
month of July-last was: $570,000. July
is one of the potest months. But suppose
that to be the average for the
year, there woul'd be gross annual earnings
of :?6,840,000. Sixty per cent of
this amount goes to running expenses
and remains in South Carolina; the
other forty per cent or two and threequarter
millions goes North to pay in
terest on the bonds.
The first item is a burden imposed
upon us as the conquered section by
the National Government. It is the
penalty of defeat, and we will have to
endure it with whatever patience and
fortitude we have. It cannot be
The second item is a burden consequent
upun our being an agricultural
people. There is good ground for hope
of relief from much of that burden by
reform of the tariff, which is the
heaviest burden of all. This reform
can only come through the triumph of
the National Democratic party, for that
; is the only party in the country pledged
K-v thof rnfnrm anii wnrtinfr fr>r ifjs ne
complishment, and if the party remains
united this hope will soon be realized.
Our railroads alterthe war were worn
out and run down and we did not have
money enough to reorganize them;
hence they fell into the hands of Northern
capitalists, and those since built
have been built by Northern capitalmany
of them with our aid, that aid
consisting in gilts of county and township
bonds, the interest on which, as
well as the net earnings of the roads,
going to the Northern bondholders. 1
see no hope of relief from this railroad
burden. All we can expert is that these
giant monopolies shall not oppress us
bv exorbitant charges for freight or
travel, and that is provided against in
our National and State railroad commissions.
Those are fearful drains upon our resources
and take immense sums of
money out of circulation in this section
of the country. But they are not all.
4. We send somewhere about two
millions every year into Tennessee and
Kentucky and other States for mules.
Newberry County alone?one of the
smallest counties in the State?sends
about 6o0,000; the State about ?1,500,000.
5. Immense quantities of corn are
snipped to ?>ouin uaronna irora me
Northwest. I can only approximate
the amount. One merchant at Newberry
has received and sold since the lir.->t
oC January seventeen (17) carloads?
b,500 bushels. Not less than 30.000
bushels are sold annually in Newberry,
and about 10,000 at other points in the
county, at an average price of about 90
cents,"making $3(5,000 for corn. That
would make the amount for the State,
at a moderate calculation, 81,230,000,
0. Our "Western meat costs more than
our Western corn. Large numbers of
live hogs are shipped into the State and
sold and butchered here, but I take no
account of these and speak of the bacon
only. One merchant here?the same I
have already mentioned?sells 350,000
pounds of bacon annually. He thjnks
he sells about one-fourth of what is sold
in this county. The total then would
be 1,400,000 pounds, which at 7cents
would be ?90,000. On the same basis
of calculation there would be about
83,000,000 sent out of the State for bacon.
Sent out of the State for
pensions 8 2,000.000
Sent out of the State for tariff.. 7.000.000
Sent out of the Stat for railroad
Sent out of the State for mules. 1,500,000
Sent out of thestate for corn.. 1,250,000
Sent out of the State for bacon. 3,000,000
Nearly all our Hour, hay and agricultural
Implements come from other
And what do we produce that we can
sell and get money to pay for all these
things? Cotton?'aothing but cotton.
Seven hundred thousand baies at 640
per bale, brings In only $27,000,000,
which is nearly all taken out again for
purposes mentioned, and for other purposes
too numerous to mention, leaving
very little to pay debts or to lay up "for
a rainy day." Xo wonder we art- poor.
What is the remedy?
Some say tbe "sub-treasurvplan."
A great deal is said on tlie huslings
and in the newspapers about this "pirn"
It was conceived and.worked out bv Dr.
C. W. Mccune,'and presented to the National
Farmers' Alliance Convention at
St Louis in 1&>'J. It wa? adopted, among
other planks in their platform, by that
convention: was sent down to the SubAlliances
lor their endorsement, and
was reaflirmed at Ocala. Fla, in December,
1X90. J have seen no real argument
in its favor. Senator Stokes and Senator
i>uiler ''debated" it at Prosperity,
the '2'Jth of July. They said a *reat
deal about a great many things, but
scarcely anything about the subject under
debate. The only apparent result
of the debate was that Sena'or Stokes,
several days afterwards, charged Senator
Butler with grossly insulting "40,000
Alliance men," and the latter retorted
by calling his accuser a "sneak and a
Congressman Watson, of Georgia,
and Senator JJutler met at Hatesburg
on the yth inst. to aicuss if.
Ther* was a great ilow of wit and
eloquence and repartee. A great deal of
criticism of the existing order of things:
but each accused the other at tne
close of the debate of baring failed to
discuss the subject-and the accusation
ivja tvpll friii -uteri nil hofh The
truth is, there is not much to be said
either for or against the plan. It is
like debating the question whether the
planet Jupiter is inhabited; there are
no facts as a basis to reason from.
There is no argument by analogy.
Nothing like it has ever been tried. It
would require an actual experiment to
settle the matter, and an experiment
would coat a good many millions.
The plan is to have the National Government
lend money dirtctly to the
people at 2 per cent, taking as security
therefor eitner land or one of the five
products, cotton, corn, tobacco, wheat
and oats. Government warehouses are
to be built iu every county raising products
to the value of half a million dolr
'l;ars a year. There is to be a Govern ment
. office', in charge of each warehouse,
whose business it shall be to
classify the products stored in the ware'house
and set a value upon them, and
to issue to the owner of such products
^86 per cent of their value in Goyernl-ment
certificates, which shall pass as
money. The object of this is to enable
the owner to hold his products for a
rise in the market. When he gets ready
i t,q redeem his cotton, or whatever product
he may have stored in the warehouse,
he can do so by repaying the
-agent the 80 per cent advanced upon it ^
and a proper sum for storage, insurance,
i etc. If the product be not redeemed by
''the end of the year the Government is
tosell it and pay itself the 80 percent,
"returning the'overplus, if any there
be," to the owner. Whatever money ^
tjtie' Government issues for the subtfe;*sury
storage goes back to the Government
by the end of the.year and is
all destroyed; and the next year the
cQmo r\r/\/H>ca ic rAnoatari
JCtOJJLV/ jJlVVWfc) AkJ 1V^VU?V,U.
" It i? .readily seen that this plan jfives
a "flexible currency," and that is regarded
by its advocates as its,highest recommendation.
Whether a flexible currency
is desirable is a matter -about which
people differ; but I cannot enter on the
j discussion here.
In the case of land, the plan provides
that the interest and a portion of the
loan shall be paid back to the Government
every year until the whole is paid
?the object aimed at being long credit ..
aod a low rate of interest.
Suppose this plan should benefit anybody,
who would it be? Not the man
who owns no land; tor if has no
land he has no products, and
therefore can offer no security.
The security must be gilt-edgea.
Anyone can ste that it would not do to
take risks along this line, or the whole
Government would go to financial
smash in a short time.
Whatever favors or special privileges
the Government gives to one it is
obliged to take or withhold from another.
If a father has six sons and six
thousand dollars and gives four thous
and to one and two thousand to another,
there is nothing for the other four. So
that the very people that most need
help do not get it, while those who are
able to neip t&ems<ives are neipea i?y
the Government at their expense. It is
not the landowners that need help, but
the men without land?and they form a
very large percentage of the population
and a large majority of the producers.
The crj is, the rich are growing richer ^ ,
and the poor poorer. That is a fact,
and it is nowhere more strikingly exemplified
than in the ownership or land.
The census shows that the proportion
of landowners is steadily uecreasing.
Suppose, however, the ''plan" were
put in operation, there must be some
limit to the loans. To tlood the country
with paper money would be to depreciate
its value and run up the price of
everything. The advocates of the "plan"
say the limit should be S50 per capita.
They say the per capita circulation now
is only So There would, therefore, be a
sudden expansion of the currency tenfold
and a like increase in prices of
every article the people have to buy?
which might not make much difference
if everybody owned land and nonperishable
products, but would prove ruinous
to wage-earners and others having
neither. And no time is given to pre
pare lor this great liood of "money.'
The Alliance "platform of demands,"
adopted at Ocala. says: "We demand
that the amount of circulating medium
be speedily increased to not less than
SoO per capita." It would take S10 then
to buy what SI buy no?v. and a thousand
dollar note could be paid off with
money worth only a hundred dollars. ^
Herein Is the popularity of the "plan."
It appeals to the debtor class, to which
most of us belong. Were we out of * 1
debt the amount of circulation per cap
ita would be of small consequence, because
the more abundant money is the
higher prices are, and vice versa.
Fifty dollars per capita would amount
to 83,000,000,000. Two per cent is very.
very cheap for money. Everybody
would want all be could get at that rate.
Three billions would not last long. The
Ictuu 111 *>CW iUlM3k.OUa.ee rtivxac AO nvibu
more than $3,000,000,006 and the annual
products of the State are enormous in
in quanity and value. There certainly
wouldnot be near enough to go around.
The scheme is impractible. I believe
it would involve the Government and
tfce people in linancial panic and disaster
and bring upon us evils tbat the
present evils could not be compared to.
If there is more money needed for the
purposes of trade and business, and I
believe there is, there are other and
safer means of getting it into circulation.
Two hundred million dollars
could be paid in Government bills to - ^
Government employees and pensioners
every year, until the volume of currency
was sullicient, the credit of tbe Government
being pledged to the redemp
tion of the bills. A gradual expansion
of that sort would liardly depreciate
the currency, and would not be so hard
on the debtor class and on wage earners
as would the rapid expansion contemplated
in the sub-treasury plan.
JJut, after all is said, the remedy
must come from the people themselves
more than from the Government Ireland
is productive and her people indus- "
trious, but they are not prosperous, because
the great bulk of the money made
In Ireland is spent by alien landlords
in London and on the Continent.
The South suffers alike misfortune
though in a milder form. A large proportion
of the money made in the South
goes to pay Northern pensioners, Northern
manufacturers and Northern bondholders.
This cannot be helped no*-.
13ut another large proportion goes t<>
pay lor Western mules, Western bacon
and Western corn. That can be helped. A
If t he farmers will raise these things >
and make cotton their surplus crop J
they will yet be prosperous and happy. /
notwithstanding the national burdens
they are compelled to bear. To comnpnsatn
in some measure for those bur- - _
dens we have the best soil and the best
climate in the world, and with a united
people there is every reason to hope for
a brighter dav in the near future.
W. II. Wallace. ,
Newberry, S. C.
A Terrible F?te. |
Cleveland, 0., Sept. JA?John MeCaHerty,
a lineman for the Western
Union Telegraph company, met with *
terrible death in front of the court
house in the presence of one hundred
spectators yesterday. McCaft'erty was
talking to some friends, and then "be^an
to climb a telegraph pole to adjust a
wire. lie had leached a point beyond
the first cross-arm, when, with a shriek,
he fell backward. His spurs caught in
the iron steps of the pole, and his head
iiuau UUVFiiwaiu. A Lcicpiiuu*; nag
had fallen across aa electric light wire, ^
and McCafferty had received a terrible
veltage in his hodv. His face and arms
turned black, and he hung fully three
minutes before a ladder could be secured
and the unfortunate man brought to the
ground. lie died on the waj to the hospital.
The importance of purifying the
blood cannot be over-estimated, for
without pure blood rou cannot enjoy
jrood healh. I?. P. *1'. (Prickly Ash,
i'oke Pioot and Pottassiuia) is a miraculous
blood purifier, performing more
, cures in six uioaths than all the.sarsaparillas
and so-called blood puriliers
. ^ J