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Darkness eternal
What the Earth Would Be Without
the Gospel.
Rev. Dr. Taimage Vividly Portrays
The Gloom of an Infidel
World. Triumph of Atheism
Would Mean Death to
In this sermon Dr. Taimage gives ?.
glimpse of what the world would be if
he cnsnel were abolished and the hu
? ~ ??X- - - man
race left without divine guidance.
The text is Acts ii, 20, "The sun shall
be turned into darkness/'
Christianity i3 the rising sun of our
time, and men have tried with the uprolling
vapors of skepticism and the
smoke of their blasphemy to turn the
sun into darkness. Suppose the archangels
of malice and horror should be
let loose a little while and be allowed to
extinguish and destroy the sun in the
natural heavens! They would take the
oceans from other worlds and pour them
on the luminary of the planetary system,
and the waters go hissing down
amid the ravines and the caserns, and
there is explosion after explosion, until
there are only a lew peaks of fire left
tJiooo !>rA f>nolin?r down
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and going out until the vast continents
of flame are reduced to a small acreage
of fire, and that whitens and cools off
until there are only a few coals left,
and these are whitening and going out
until there is not a spark left in all the
mountains of ashes and the valleys of
ashes and the chasms of ashes. An
extinguished sun! A dead sun! A
buried sun! Let all worlds wail at the
stupendous obsequies.
Of course this withdrawal of the solar
light and heat throws our earth into a
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the temperate, and the temperate becomes
the arctic, and there are frozen
rivers and frozen lakes and frozen
oceans. From arctic and antarctic regions
the inhabitants gather in toward
the center and find the equator as the
poles. The slain forests are piled up
into a great bonfire, and around them
gather the shivering villages and cities.
XUe wtaitn 01 tue coai mines is uasuiy
poured into the furnaces and stirred
into rage of combustion, but soon the
bonfires begin to lower, and the furnaces
begin to go out, and the nations
begin to die. Cotopaxi, Vesuvius, Etna,
Stromboli, California geysers, cease
to smoke, and the ice of hailstorms remain
unmelted in their crater. All the
flowers have breathed their last breath.
Ships with sailors frozen at the mast,
and helmsmen frozen at the wheel, and
passengers frozen in the cabin, all nations
dying; first at the north and then
at the south. Child frosted and dead
in the cradle. Octogenarian frosted
and dead at the hearth. Workmen
with frozen hand on the hammer and
frozen foot on the, shuttle. "Winter
Piwm aoo eon 41] f?nrt?rp&lir!Cr winter.
Perpetual winter. Globe of frigidity.
Hemisphere shackled to hemisphere by
v-' ' chains of ice. Universal Nova Zembla.
The earth an ice floe grinding against
other ice floes. The archangels of malice
and horror have done their work,
and now they may take their thrones of
glacier and look down upon the ruin
they have wrought. What the destruction
of the sun in the natural heavens
would be to our physical earth, the destruction
of Christianity would be to
the moral world. The sun turned into
Infidelity in our time is considered a
J-t.- mi 1
great juse. xuere axe v?uu icjoice
to hear Christianity caricatured
ana to hear Christ assailed with quibble
and quirk and misrepresentation
and badinage and harlequinade. I propose
today to take infidelity and atheism
out of the realm of jocularity into
one of tragedy and show you what infidels
propose and what if they are successful
they will accomplish. There
are those in all our communities who
would like to see the Christian religion
overthrown and who say the world
tfould be better without it. I want to
show you what is the end of this road
and what is the terminus of this crusade
and what this world will be when
atheism and infidelity have triumphed
fkVAT it. if t.hev r>an T sar if fhpv cnn.
t I reiterate it, if they can.
In the first place, it will be the complete
and unutterable degradation of
womanhood. I will prove it by facts
and arguments which no honest man
will dispute. In all communities and
cities and states and nations where the
Christian religion has been dominant
woman's condition has been ameliorated
and improved, and she is deferred to
and honored in a thDusand things., and
every gentleman takes off his hat beAlt
1 ^ TTA11* AiliMn r? Vi AT?A
IU:c nci. XL )uui tLDawiavivuz u<ivc
been good, you know that the name of
wife, mother, daughter, suggests gracious
surroundings. You know there
are no better schools and seminaries in
this country than the schools and seminaries
for our young ladies. lrou know
that while woman may suffer injustice
?in England and the United States she
has more of her rights in Christendom
than she has anywhere else.
Now, compare this with woman's
condition in lands where Christianity
has made little or no advance?in China,
jn Barbary, in Borneo, in Tartary, in
Egypt, in Hindustan. The Burmese
call rrrifTAO ?n pa
ov_? ii U11VO auu ao OV
many sheep. The Hindoo Bible makes
it disgraceful and an outrage for a woman
to listen to music or look out of
the window in the absence of her husband
and gives as a lawful ground for
divorce a woman's beginning to eat before
her husband has finished his meal.
What mean those white bundles on the
ponds and rivers in China in the morning?
Infanticide following infanticide.
Female children destroyed simply because
they are female. Woman harnessed
to the plow as an ox. Woman
veiled and barricaded and in all styles
of cruel seclusion. Her brith a misfortune.
Her life a torture. Her death
a horror. The missionary of the cross
today in heathen lands preaches generally
to two groups?a group of men who
do as they please aad sit where they
please; the ether group, women hidden
and carefully secluded in a side apart
ment, where they may hear the voice of
the preacher, but may not be seen. No
refinement. No liberty. No hope for
this life. No hope for the life to come.
Ringed nose. Cramped foot. Disfigured
face. Embrated soul. Now, compare
those two conditions. How far toward
this latter condition that I speak of
would woman go if Christian influences
were withdrawn and Christianity were
destroyed? It is only r question of
, dynamics. If an object be lifted to a
certain point and not fastened there and
V the lifting power be withdrawn, how
long before that object will fail down
Wt to the point from which it started? It
B? will fall down, and it will go still farther
Wj than the point from which it started.
; Christianity has lifted woman np froa
the very^ depths of degradation almost
to the skies. If that lifting power be
withdrawn, she falls clear back to the
depth from which she was ressurrected.
not going any lower, because there is nc
lower depth. And yet, notwithstanding
the fact that the only salvation oi
i woman from degradation and woe is the
! Christian religion?and the only influence
that has ever lifted her in the social
scales is Christianity?I have reac
that there are women who reject Christianity.
I make eo remark in regard tc
those persons. Ia the silence of youi
own soul make your observations.
If infidelity triumph and Christianity
be overthrown, it means the demoralization
of society. The one idea it
the Bible that atheists and infidels
most hat/ is the idea of retribution.
Take away the idea of retribution aac
punishment from society, and it wil!
begin very soon to disintegrate, and
take away from the minds of men the
fear of hell, and there are a great man}
of them who would very soon turn thi:
world into a hell. The majority oi
those who are iraignant against the
Bible because of the idea of punishment
are men whose lives are bad oj
whose hearts are impure and who hate
the Bible because of the idea of future
punishment for the same reason thai
criminals hate the penitentiary. Oh,
I have heard this brave talk about people
fearing nothing of the consequences
of sin in the next world, and I have
made up my mind it is merely a coward's
whistling to keep his courage up.
I have seen men flaunt their immoralities
in the face of the community, auc
I have heard them defy the judgmenl
day and scoff at the idea of any future
consequence of their sin, bul
when they came to die thej
shrieked until you could hear them foi
nearly two blocks, and in the summei
nisht the neighbors got up to put the
windows down because they could nol
endure the horror.
I would not want to see a rail trait
with 500 Christian people on board gc
down through a drawbridge into a wat
ery grave: I would not want to see 50(
Christian people go into such disaster,
but I tell you plainly that I could mor(
easily see that than I could for any protracted
time stand and see an infidel
die, though nis pillow were of eidei
down and under a canopy of vermilion.
I have never been able to brace up mj
nerves for such a spectacle. There ii
something at such a time go indescribable
in the countenance. I just lookec
in upon it for a minute or two, but th<
clutch of his fist was so diabolic sue
the strength of his voJce was so unnatu
ral I could not endure it. "There is nc
hell, there is no hell, there is no hell!'
the man had said- for 60 years, but thai
night when I looked in -he dying roon
of my infidel neighbor there was some
thing on his countenance which, seemec
to say, "There is, there is, there is.
there is!" The mightiest restraint;
today against theft, against immorality,
against libertinism, against crime of aL
sorts?the mightiest restraints are th<
retributions of eternity. Men kno^
that they can escape the law, but dowi
in the oSenders' soul there is the realiza
4>?a.v% /v-P f a-rr zionnnf acpon/
God. He stands at the end o:
the road of profligacy, and h<
will not clear the guilty. Tak(
all idea of retribution and punish
ment out of the hearts and minds oi
men, and it woul4 not be long befor<
our cities would become Sodoms. Th<
only restraints against the evil passion:
of the world today are Bible restraints
Suppose now these generals of athe
ism and infidelity got the victory an(
suppose they marshaled a great arm]
made up of the majority of the world
They are in companies, in regiments, ii
brigades?the whole army. Forward
march, ye hosts of infidels and atheists
banners flying before, banners flying
behind, banners inscribed with th<
words: "No God! No Christ! No Pun
ishment! No Restraints! Down Witl
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sua turned into darkness!
Forward, march, ye great army of in
Sdels and atheists! And first of all yox
will attack the churches. Away witl
those houses of worship! They hav<
been standing there so Lng deluding
the people with consolation in theii
bereavements and sorrows. All thos<
churches ought to be extirpated, thei
have done so much to relieve the losl
and bring home the wandering, anc
they have so long held up the idea oi
eternal rest after the paroxysm of thilife
is over. Turn the St. Peters and
St. Pauls and the temples and tabernacles
into clubhouses. Away witl
those churches!
Forward, marci, ye great army of in?
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nueis ana atneists, auu neit ui au
scatter the Sabbath schools filled witl
bright eyed, rosy-cheeked little ones
who are singing songs on Sunday afternoon
and getting instruction when the$
ought to be on the street corners playing
marbles or swearing on the com.mons.
Away with them! Forward,
march, ye great army of infidels and
atheists, and mxt of all they will attack
Christian asylums the institutions
of mercy supported by Christian philanthropies.
Never mind the blind
I eyes and tne deal ears and the crippled
limbs and the darkened intellects. Let
paralyzed old age pick up its own food
and orphans fight their own way and
the half reformed go back to their evil
habits. Forward, march, ye great army
of infidels and atheists, and with youi
battleases hew down the cross and split
up the manger of Bethlehem.
On, ye great army of iniidels and
atheists, and now they come to the
graveyards and the cemeteries of the
earth. Pull down the sculpture above
Greenwood's gate, for it means the
Resurrection. Tear away at the entrance
of Laurel Hill the figure of Old
Mortality and the chisel. On, ye
great army of infidels and atheists, into
the griveyards and cemeteries, and
where you see ? :Asleep In Jesus" cut
it away, and where you find a marble
story of heaven blast it, and where you
find over a little child's grave "Suffer
Little Children to Come Unte Me" substitute
the woids "delusion" and
"sham," and where you find an angel in
marble strike ofi the wings, and when
you come to a family vault chisel on the
door, "Dead once, dead forever."
But on, ye great army of infidels aud
atheists, on! They will attempt to
scale heaven. There are heights to be
taken. Pile hill on hill and Pelton
upon Ossa, and then they hoist the ladders
against the walls of heaven. On
and on until they blow up the foundations
of jasper and the gates of Pearl.
They charge up ':he steep. Now they
aim for the throne of him who liveth
forever and ever. They would take
down from their high place the Father,
the Son, the iloly Ghost. ''Down
with them!" they say. "Down
with them from the throne!" they say.
"Down forever! Down out of sight!
! He is not God. He has no right tc
I sit there. Down with him! Dowr
VYltll ViiriSL.
Uh. my friends, there has never beer
such a nefarious plot on earth as thai
which infidelity and atheism have plan
ned. We were shocked a few years ag(
because of the attempt to blow up th(
parliament houses in London, but if in
i [ fidelity and atheism 3ilccc*ed in Lhei;
l attempt they will dynamite a world
i Let them have their full way, and thi:
i world will be a habitation of three room:
, ?a habitation of just three rooms, th<
i i nno <> marl 1iati?p annt.licra lazarfttto.
the other a pandemonium. These infi
" del bands of music have only just begui
* their concert?yea, they have onlj
been stringing their instruments. !
today put before you their whole pro
1 gramme from beginning unto the close
- In the theater the tragedy comes firs
i and the farce afterward, but in this in
: fidel drama of death the farce come:
first and the tragedy afterward. Anc
. in the former atheists and infidels laugl
. and mock, but in the latter God him
l self will laugh and mock. He says so
5 t;I will laugh at their calamity anc
mock when their fear cometh."
[ From such a chasm of individual, na
[ tional, worldwide ruin, stand back
[ Oh, young men, stand back from tha
. chasm! You see the practical drift o:
r my sermon. T want you to know when
s that road leads. Stand back from tha
chasm of ruin. The time i3 going t<
come (you and I may not live to see it
but it will come; just as ceitainly a;
there is a God it will come) when th<
infidels and the atheists who openly
and out and ?ut and above board preacl
and practice infidelity and atheists wil!
* "? _ 1 - :?i. _
' De considered as criminals against su
. ciety, as they are now criminals againsi
; God. Society will push out the leper
> and the wretch with soul gangrenec
. and ichorous and vermin covered anc
rotting apart with his beastiality wil
. be left to die in the ditch and be deniec
[ decent burial, and men will come witl
spades and cover up the carcass when
it falls, that it poison not the air, anc
and the only text in all the Bible ap
propriate for the funeral sermon will b<
Jeremiah xxii, 19, "He shall be buriec
with the burial of an ass/'
A thousand voices come up to m(
this hour saying: "Do you really thinl
infidelity will succeed? Has Christi
tianity received its deathblow? and wil
1 the Bible become obsolete?" Yes
> when the smoke of the city chimne]
, arrests and destroys the noonday sun
Josephus says about the time of the de
1 struction of Jerusalem the sun was
5 turned into darkness, but only th<
. clouds rolled between the. sun and th<
earth. The sun went right on. It ii
r the same sun, the same luminary, a;
wnen at trie Deginnmg n snot oui iis.i
[ an electric spark from God's finger, an<
5 today it is warming the nations, and u
j day it is gilding the sea, and tod;i.
[ is filling the earth with its light. '\a.
\ same old sun, not at all worn ?ut
though its light steps 190,000,000 in ;loi
a second, though its pulsations an
I 450,000,000,000,000 undulations in j
1 m \
second, xne same suu witu ucauaiu
white light made np of the violet, an(
1 the indigo, and the blue, and the greei
and the red, and the yellow, and th<
1 orange?the seven beautiful colors nov
' just as when the solar spectrum firs
} divided them.
j At the beginning God said: "Lettheri
be light," and light was, and light is an<
5 iight shall be. So Christianity is roll
7 ing on, and it is going to warm all na
1 tions, and all nations are to bask ii
[ its light Men may shut the window
P blinds so they cannot see it, or the;
_ may smoke the pipe of speculation un
[ til they are shadowed under tHeir owi
5 vaporing, but the Lord God is a sun
? This white light of the gospel made u]
of all the beautiful colors of earth an<
3 heaven?violet plucked from amid thi
I spring grass, and the indigo of th<
5 southern jungles, and the blue of thi
' skies, and the green of the foliage, an<
r the yellow of the autumnal woods, an*
_ the orange of the southern groves, an(
1 . the red of the sunsets. All the beau
* ties of earth and heaven brought on
1 by this spiritual spectrum. Grea
' Britain is going to take all Europe fo
/^-j mi.- TT_j * ,
' VTOQ. ?iie uimeu ouuea <aic sums w
5 take America for God. Both of then
2 together will take all Asia "for God
All three of them will take Africa fo:
J God. "Who art thou, 0 great moun
' tain? Before Zerubbabei thou shal
become a plain.'' "The mouth of thi
Lord hath spoken it." Halleluiah
1 amen!
i "
s Pure Food Wanted'
Some very interesting and instructivi
r facts have been brought out by th<
' Senatorial Committee with regard t<
[ the general adulteration of eommercia
f food products in this country.
Prof. Mitchell, chemist of the "Wis
consin Dairy and Food Commission
? said that the use of antiseptics as pre
servatives has become "alarmingb
great." They are used extensively
1 hs explained, to color and keep mill
and batter, one of them in general us*
'r being a chemical which "acts disas
trously on the tissues of the stomach
| Others," he added, are used on choppec
' meats, bulk meats, oysters, fish anc
| hams, and possibly on corned beef.'
He also told of a drug that is t;exten
sively sold to butchers for the purpos<
of making their Hamburger steaks lasi
j and keep up a healthy appearance"?ai
1 the expense, of course, of the healchj
appearance and lasting qualities of th(
1 people who eat such meat. '
Dr. Wiley, the Ixovernment expert,
gave the cheering information that he
identified one of the meat preserving
preparations as *'the same which wai
formerly used at some of the medical
colleges to preserve corpses obtainec
for dissection, and is now occasionally
put to service in disinfecting houses,
where smallpox patients have resided.'
_me maLciiaia gyumiuuiji uo^u iw
the majority of jellies, manufactured
nowadays," according* to sev3ral witnesses,
are the cores and parings of apples,"
the substance of which "is mixed
with glucose in large quantities
with sugar in small quantities, and ther
colored and flavored to suit the label or
T?. fin fVi#> ahnvn t.hp
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News and Courier very truly says thai
in view of these, and the many othei
like revelations recently made before
the committee, and elsewhere, there
are many thousands of people whc
would be very glad to get certainly houi
est and pure food products?jellies,
butter, meats, baking powder, and sr
on?and to pay well for them. Ar.j
enterprisiDg person or corporation ic
the South should find a good profit ir
supplying the demand in any part.
A Big Mill
A charter has been applied for the
Olympia cotton mills of Columbia. It?
capital will be $1,500,000. The powei
will be electricity, furnished by th?
power plant on the Columbia canal. Il
will be the largest mill in the south,
having 104,000 spindles and 2,60C
looms. The corporators are Columbia's
mill and bank presidents and leading
business men.
W. D. Howells, the n >velist, in ar
article in the North American Review,
puts Rudyard Kipling and Williair
"Watson at the head of the living poets
of the English-speaking world and gives
i Jam*"? Whifrfinmh Rilpv first. nl?
1 among distinctively American poets oi
the day. Can it be that Howells ha:
) never heard of J. Gordon Coogler, th<
2 bard of the Congaree? Not to knov
Coogler argues one's self unknown.
5 He Kills One Policemen and Wound
1 In Washington, D. C., last "Wednes
^ day Humphrey Taylor, a Negro sus
. pected of the Rosenstein murder at Sli
. dell, Md., shot and killed Police Set
t geant Fritz Passau, wounded Police
- man Gow and kept a posse of a hal
5 dozen officers at bay from the loft of:
i House tor nearly two Hours,
i Dozens of shots were exchanged be
- tween the officers and the fugitive wh
. only surrendered when preparation
1 were made to burn the premises. Las
Saturday morning week Louis Rosen
- stein and his wife, who kept a smal
. store at Slidell, were found insensibl
t and horribly wounded in their stor
f room. Rosenstein soon died from hi
i njuries and the woman is believed t
fc be near death. Suspicion fell upon
) Negro named Humphrey Taylor, alia
, Brown, w *o had disappeared.
5 A Negro answering the description o
i Taylor was seen last Saturday evening
r and information received by the polic
1 led them to believe their man was liv
I ing in a small house about a quarter o
- a mile west of Georgetown. Earl,
t Saturday morning Taylor .vas seen t
enter the Dlace and word was immediate
1 ly sent to the nearest precinct statio:
i and a posse of officers hurried to th
1 place. The men were posted about th
i house while Passau, Gowand anothe
1 officer attempted to gain entranc
J through the front door.
1 Finally the door was forced. Th
- two small rooms on the first floor wer
j empty and the officers ascended to th
1 second story. The front room was als
untenanted, and as the men passe
5 into the rear apartment, Taylor opene
; fire from the trap duor of a cock loft i
- which he had taken refuge.
i Sergeant Passau sank to the floo
, dead with two bullets through his chest
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r i uiiuumciu vvn upcacu ujlc imuugu 111
trap but failed to hit the fugitive. G-oi
- received a bullet in his rigjit hand, bad
s ly shattering it and another struck hi
2 metal badge and glanced downward th
J entire length of his coat. The reserve
s of two precincts were called out and th
3 house surrounded. The shooting, mear
3 while, had attracted several thousan
1 persons. Occasionally the Negro woul
> fire a shot at the officers and immediate
! "y a volley would answer it, but no on
was hurt.
, "With revolvers in hand they watche
s every window and tried several ruse
s to draw Taylor's fire. He seemed t
i have an unlimited supply of ammuni
1 tion. Finally, concluding that h
1 would not surrender, District Commis
1 sioner Wright directed the police t
2 fire the premises. A mattress was s<
? cured, saturated with oil and the off
t cera began to remove the furniture.
Seeing his game was hopeless, Taylc
2 surrendered. Surrounded by officei
i with drawn revolvers he was hustle
- out of the house to the patrol wagor
when the crowd surged forward wit
i shouts of "Lynchhim!" "Burn him!
r and made a rash for the prisoner, i
7 i ope was secured and the mob made
- desperate effort to place it around th
a wretch's neck. The coolness of the oi
! ficers, however, saved Taylor, thong
P he was rather badly disfigured by bio's
1 from the nearest of the crowd,
e Upon searching the premises the p<
e lice found $192 and a gold watch an
e chain, where he had secreted then
i He had a diamond ring and a sma
i sum of money on his person.
A Growing Town.
t The receipts of cotton at Houstor
fc Texas, since the firat of Septembei
r 1898, passed the point of 2,500,000 bale
3 Friday last. This is a wonderful r<
i cord, and places Houston ahead of eitl
er G-alveston or New Orleans as a cotto
lcuciviug auu uiauiuutiJig [;uxui. jlc
- years ago che receipts of cotton a
Houston did not exceed a half millio
2 bales a year. Since then it has becom
> one of the greatest railway centres c
the couDtry, at least 15 railroads csr
tering there and reaching most of th
cotton producing territory west of th
2 the Mississippi.
A Fortune in a Sewer.
1 A descender into the Paris drain
named Osais made a Monte Cristo soi
. of discovery one night in the big sewe
under the Rue Marie Stuart, not fa
from the Central markets. He ha
j just gone down below to do some sweej
ing and was working on jthe side pat
I of the drain, when he saw a large packe
? lying close to the wall. He opened i
_ 1 L' T 12 _ _ T :l
. ana iouna lnsiue a neap 01 ranway au
other securities, which he immediatel
I took to the nearest police commissary
[ The bonds and obligations found ar
' worth $120,000 and Osais was compli
. mented on his honesty. It is suppose
; that the securities were either lost b,
t a bank messenger or were dropped int
t the drain by a pursued thief, who ha
T resolved to do away with all evidence
> of his guilt.
May Cause Her Death.
[ Near Starr, in Anderson county,
, deplorable incident occurred Monda;
^ night that threatens to claim the lif
[ of a prominent farmer's wife. A Negr
[ man and his wife on Mr. B. F. Gren
r try's place had quarreled and the latte
had fled the former's violence an<
> sought refuge in Mr. Gentry's house
. The enraged husband, locating her am
[ being ordered from the house by Mi
n-Anfvrv nrnf>ppidf>d frt break dnwn fch
door, so frightening Mrs. Gentry, wh
was in a delicate condition, that he
j life is despaired of. The Negro ha
t been punished, though to what exten
( is not yet known, as he is still in th<
hands of indignant citizens.
A ILich. Beggar.
[ Charles Burkowitz, a blind beggar o
i New York, who for a long time has fre
J quented the shopping district of th<
; metropolis and who was arrested thi
| other day for insulting a woman who re
fused to give to him, is said to be th<
owner of two tenements, each valued a
' . nnn fn 1 orffA crima a
' 1 Policy in several of the savings banki
1 of the city.
"In a home in the country not fa
from town," savs the Cattlettsburg
Ky. Independent, "there may be see]
' quite a pile of seeing lying on the floo
> nearly in the middle of the room, tha
has been undisturbed for more than si:
i months. At that time the head of th
' house wanted a chair, and seeing bu
i one handy, he dumped to the floor th
> sewing which lay upon it. His wif>
3 asked him to pick it up. He said h
5 wouldn't do it. She told him as h?
threw it there it could remain until hi
got ready to pick it np. She woul<
nover touch it, and there it remains, i
1 memorial to an incompatibility of dis
; position."
5 The Massachusetts House has voted
s 107 to 59, in favor of a direct inheri
i tance tax on personal property. Ai
F exemption of $10,000 is provided for
5 and the tax is graded from 1 per cen
i on inheritances not exceeding $50,00*
t to a maximum of 8 per cent on thosi
amounting to $5,000,000 or over.
^ i>i^ia!5S5ifefe?i
~\~~ " ~ " !
arories of Famous 3Xen With K?markable .
S Z&emorlzlnz Facilities.
Scaliger, the philologist of the sixteenth
century, who edited several of
the classics, was so certain of his mem- i
ory that he undertook to repeat long i
+yr\m T .0 +ir> ttat^Vq rtrif V? o rx 1
UViU JLMUU t? W* II4V.UI ? <-k*.0
- ger at his breast, which, was to he used <
- against him in the event of his memory
failing, while Seneca, the tutor of <
f Nero, could repeat two thousand words 3
a exactly as he hecrd them. <
Pope could turn at once to any pass- 3
age which had struck him when read- <
o ing; and Leyden, the Scottish poet, '<
s who died in the early part of tha cen- 1
t tury, was also remarkable for his memi
ory. :
.1 "When congratulated, on one occasion, <
e upon lis aptitude for remembering 1
e things, Dryden replied that he often 1
s found his memory a source of incon- <
o venience. Surprise was expressed at 1
a this, whereupon the poet replied that i
s he often wished to recall a particular 1
passage, hut could not do so until he <
f had repeated the whole poem from the j
beginning to where the uassage occur- *
e red which he wished to recall. <
Leyden is.also credited with having ;
^ been able to repeat an act of parlia- ]
y ment or a lengthy legal document after
o having heard it only once. ]
' The newspapers of January, 1820, <
a contain a number of allusions to the
e case of a man named Thomson, who (
e drew plans of a dozen London parishes, (
* including every church, chapel, yard,
e court, monument, lamp post and innu- ,
merable trees and pumps without refere
ence to a single book and without aske
ing a single question.
e An English clergyman mentions a
0 man of weak intellect, who lived about ,
^ the same time, who coulu remember the
d names and ages of every man, woman
n and child who had been buried in the
parish during 35 "years, together with
'r the dates of burial and the names of
' the mourners who were present at the
e funeral.
L Food Wrapped In Paper.
s it is a very common practice to put
e away food that comes from the shop in
,s the brown paper in which the dealer
e wraps it While this may be convenient,
it certainly is open to serious obd
jection on the score of health and
d cleanliness. Most of the cheap papers
are made from materials hardly up~to
e the standard of the housekeeper's ideas
of neatness; and although a certain de- '
d gree of heat is employed in their prep?o
.Vitr nr\ Rllffiripnt +A
IS <"?wuu i-u " "J ??- ?
o destroy all the disease germs with
[. which the raw material may he filled.
e When it is taken into consideration
j. that waste papers of all sorts, and those
o used lor all purposes, are gathered up
?. and worked over into new paper to
i- wrap our food in, it behooves the
housewife who cares for the health of
ir her family to see to it that articles of
s food remain in contact with such
d wrapping the very shortest possible
[ time.
h It is not unusual to aee meat, butter,
" cheese and otter extremely susceptible
^ articles put away in the very cheapest,
a commonest brown paper.
e Immediately upon the receipt of soft
p. groceries or fruits they should be put
h into earthen dishes, and under no cir's
cumstances should they be allowed to
remain in the papers in which they
). are delivered.
d It is useless to expect that a better
t. class o? paper will be employed, and
n ew -"-.a mcTf a a -arpll mcslrA im our minds
to guard against the trouble toy shifting
all articles of food to some dish
that is absolutely free from contaminating
,g Sleeping Machines.
Experiments have been made re[_
cently with some curious devices in the
n shape of "sleep machines." Sleep will
n sometimes result from fatigue of the
L{. eyes. Looking at trees or other obiortfo
? vro m<zh alnnsr in the train will
e frequently "secvl us off."
yf An ingenious gentleman has prok.
duced a machine for this purpose. It
e is a box surmounted by two fan-like
e panels, one above the other, revolving
horizontally in opposite directions.
These panels are studded with mirrors
that throw upon the retina a vibrating
is flood of twinkling light.
-1 - ?--A J J j V?
t a similar eiiect is pruuuccu uy aun>r
ing at a bright ball placed high above
ir the hand, so that some slight strain is
d caused by staring at it
Another apparatus for causing drowh
siness is formed of clamps for squ*ezing
the arteries leading to the brain.
^ The clamps remain in position for less
d than half a minute, and by that time
y the sufferer from insomnia has been
' placed in a state of somnolence by the
? decreased flow of blood to the brain.
? Still another method is to arrange
" an elastic battery in the bed so that a
y mild electric current acts upon the
5 spine.
s Remarkable Longevity.
In a southern family lives an old
man named Jeff, who has been with
them and the previous generation for
a more years than they can remember.
y He is certainly pretty old 'himself, so
ft tttoo rather cn-mTispdi when
LL12> illlOUCOa ff vm twwuv?
0 he asked to have a few days off to go,
l" as tie put it, "up to de old state of New
J Haven," to see his aunt.
^ "Why, Jeff," said the lady, "your
j: aunt must be pretty old; isn't she?"
* "Yes'm," he replied; "yes'm; my
' aunt must he pretty ole now?she's
e about 105 years old now."
0 "A hundred and five years!" exclaimr
ed the lady. "Why, what on earth is
s she doing up there in New Haven?"
"Deed, I don't know what she's doe
in', ma'am," rejoined Jeff, in all seriousness;
"she's up dere livin' wid her
^ Wine-testers eat a small piece of
bread with a scrap of cheese, "between
? samples, to insure an unprejudiced
E taste.
2 The sentiment of the Northern
t people on the subject of lynching, in
f certain cases, is not all one way, it ap
pears. The Albany, N. Y., Argus
?ays: "The Rev. A. D. Carlisle, a
Pennsylvania Presbyterian, declares
r that lynching under certain conditions
, is justifiable,, and that under certain
2 circumstances he would cheerfully pull
r the rope. Spoken like a true man,
t who is not afraid to speak candidly.
t 'Under certain circumstances'?namely,
e the crime against woman?what man
t with a spark of manhood in his heart
e would hesitate to avenge by summary
e means the honor and safety of his
e household?"
e ~
e The Boston Journal says: "It isn't
1 nff-PTi fh-it ar> Am^rioan shin refnfif?R to
a. lend a helping cable, but when the
- transport Senator, on April 30, five
hundred miles out from San Francisco,
met the disabled steamer Elihu Thompson,
there was no choice for her but to
a go right on. Her orders were to pro
^ ceed to Manila "with all speed." War
U is an imperative master. JNo doubt ree
lief will reach the Thompson in some
other form."
'erilons Adteutoroi of a Man Wboie
Daily Work 1> Under River or Sea.
TV? -r*k -1 k TX /T
.Lfiver rtULter. .c*. ui irui uouu, |
n tie course of his ten years' employnent
as a diver lias had many interestng
experiences and close calls from
Chase Is about 35 years of age, stands
ibout 5 feet 10 inches and weighs over
L60 pounds, and is one of the pleasantist
men that one -would care to meet.
3e is very modest?seldom talking
ibout his own work, but a while
?er? +"ho -writer ?hm(>?5w1 in zettinz him
;o tell a few of his experiences.
Probably one of the most Important
iobs upon which, he ever worked, and
:ertainly one of the longest, was the
laying of the water pipes across the
Keunebec River at Bath. This job rejuired
the laying of 3,000 feet of big
araterpipe, with a ball and socket join
in water, the average depth of which
svas fifty feet. Sometimes the depth was
yver seventy and at times down to
ibout thirty. The conditions that prevailed
at that point were such that the
Olivers could only work upon the ude,
and so it took from August until the
following April to complete the job.
A few years ago Mr. Chase nearly
lost his life while at work raising a
sloop which had sunk in Boothbay
Harbor. He got fouled with the cable
of a buoy which marked the location
-tttoo V?v?Tv<y nn *fnr
UJ? lilt? W i j AUU YT (XO ?w*
forty minutes. His air hose was
caught in such a way that but very little
air could get through it with the
pump working to its best advantage,
but the pump was an, old one and did
not work well. "When he was finally
cleared and hauled to th6 surface he
was unconscious and Mack in the face
from the want of air. It was feared
that he would die, but he recovered,
and on the next day went down and
finished the work of raising the sloop.
Probably the closest call that Chase
ever had was while using dynamite to
+>><* *vlHnca rif nrt old bridge
which had been torn down. His tender
was a new one, who had never
worked for a diver before. Chase went
down and placed the stick of dynamite
in position and started to come back to
where he would be hauled to the surface.
He had covered part of the distance
when he discovered a pile that
would not have to be blown, but which
could readily be hoisted to the surface
with a rope, and signalled the tender
to send him down a rope.
The tender misunderstood the signal,
and, turning to the man who was looking
after the battery, called out:
"It's all right, fire the charge!"
Now it happened that the man who
was looking after the battery was an
old and experienced tender and knew
that it wasn't all right to fire the
charge while the man was under water.
TT- ??* +<* ei/izx ryf thft float and
xao xvciio n/
took hold of the lifeline just in time to
receive tlie second signal for a rope
from Chase. The rope was sent down,
but it was night before Chase knew of
his narrow escape. The tender who
came near jnding Chase's experience
as a diver only worked one more day
and then quit?he never came around
after his pay, either.
It was while at work on this job
that Chase, together with bis tender
and helpers, was blown up by a dyna- I
mite explosion. He had been down
and placed the charge, but the tide,
which was setting out strong, washed
it down almost under the float. Chase
had just reached the top and leaned
over the side of the float in the usual
attitude of divers when resting, when
the charge was exploded. The shock
threw the float and all the men into the
air, and Chase must surely have been
thrown Into the water but for the
presence of mind of the same man who
saved him the other time, who caught
him and held him on the float.
The wonder of this accident was that
any one came out of it alive, for upon
the float was a case or iuu suciu u*
dynamite, which, fortunately, was not
exploded by the shock.
Chase says the most disagreeable
part of his work is diving' for dead
bodies. He has made several quick recoveries
of bodies during Ms career as
a diver. One of these was in Lewiaton
about two years ago, when he recovered
the body of a Bates College student
named Well3. In just nineteen minutes
from the time he dove lie had the
body out of the water upon the bank.
The deepest water in which he ever
worked was off Egg Rock, near Bar
Harbor. Here he was dowr. 100 feet at
work upon the wreck of r Gloucester
fishier crooner.
' " I, i ?y?
High Arm Sewing
Folly guaranteed for ten y<
! all the latest attachment*, t
; meated vrood work.
| Price $1S.C
Money refunded after 30 daj
is not as food as the $40.00 to
Isold ky agemte.
S?ad for ezreabra and itate
Wu ar? headquarters for Fnrni
Mattings, Carpets, Sewii
Buy e?rriiiM, etc,
I Address
|| IIIO & III2 6ri
^ Keeley
126 SMtTH STREET, A _ma
Produce each a disease having definite
pathology. The disease yields
easily to the Double Chloride of Gold
Treatment as administered at the above
Keeley Institute.
N. B.?The Keeley Treatment is
administered in South Carolina
?an u- ?
We make a specialty of equipping
improved and modern ginneries with
the Murray Air Distributing System, i
the simplest, most efficient and practi- ]
cal cotton handling apparatus on the
market. No spike belt distributor, no
overflow, no time lost between bales;
improved sample of cotton, most durable
machinery, nothing to get out of
order or break down. No expense for
repairs. Write for catalogue.
W. H. Gibbes & Co.,
L, Li W II
ti Regulator t Kidneys.
Wholesale by?
S f!
Da. H. BAER. ^ "
Charleston. S. C.
To get strong
land healthy nse
one bottle Murray's
Iron Mix
TUBE. Price 50c
A Good Pastore.
We wish to caD- the attention of stock
owners to my pasture, which la one of
the best to be found anywhere, ieoatet
only a few miles below Camden.'All stock
placed In our cdre wiD be,looked after.
A fine stock bull kept In my pasture.
j. a. PHnaga.
I Machine E
ears, fitted witk Ir
iCMtifnllj crna
rg use if machine fill \f
$50.00 machines ^ 111
what you wast. fUr 4
tare, Stoves, UlffiB
ag Jlaebiaes, ^?8
The Padgett Furi
>ad Street,
Flour Mill f
- '
?' - ?. - - -- -;r ;s?|?g
Roller Floor Mills. ;
| Richmond City II Works,
One of the Urga?t auai?i};i*r*
Flour Mill Mwhtajry ia t'u ontry
and having exparieacei Vlill.m$iit*,
I am prepared to build mills on
the most improved plans and at
prices to compete with any one ^
in the trade. We guarantee
the products of our mills to
/uinol fliA <mi4oq r\f flip Wt.
Western mills. Before
placiiig your orders
write to me.
I also handle a complete line of Wood Working
Machinery: Saw Mills, Engines
and Boilera, Corn Mills and Machinery
in general.
Having been established in business
here for sixteen years, I have built up
my trade by selling the very highest
class of machinery, and am in a better
position to serve the interest of my
customers than ever before.
V. C. Badham,
Macfeafs <
School of ^
This School has tbe reputation of being the
beet bnsiBess institution in th? State. Grad- ^
nates are holding remunerative .positions in
mercantile house**, banking, insurance, real
estate, railroad offices, &c., in this and other
etates. Write to W. H. Macfeat, Court
on gra pber, Colnmbia, 8 C, for terms, etc
A vegetable for Mild,
cure for Liv- the Pleasant
? CU iV T.TVU1B Sr.ro
er,xxiuucjr?f -" L?J-'-"
stomach troubles, and 25, 50, $1.
wholesale by? The
Murray Drug Co., Columbia.
f Dr. H. Baer, Uiiarieston, b. u
From IfaJcer Direct to Purchaser SI
j A Good |
|n~i HWHKH
^lTe ePdlflBB
The flgj
I Nathushck I
81 Is always Good, always Bellabtoi H
? always Satisfactory, always Last* H|
: tag. You take no chances In bojr? 8
costs somewhat _.ore than a mf
? cheap, poor piano, bet Is much th? W|
cheapest in tbe end.
? No other High Grade Piano sold so M
reasonable, factory prices to ratal! V
IS buyers. Easy payments. Wrttow. ffi
g@| atnisak, 6a^ ud New Cttj, Q
Address: I'. A. PRESSLBY, Agent,
* ^
. - *
Only $10.00.
Has 17x17 inch oven, four 8 inch I
>ot holes; Large flues and gnaran- JI
eed a good baker. We fit this tove
up with forty pieces of ware
aclading the latest stove ware,
To advertise oar business we
rill sell this No. 8 Cooking Stove,
... I .It <A _? *
Ltiea Wiui w pieces 01 ware i?r
' %
liture Co.
Aagasta, Ga,
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