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THE NUMERAL S EVEN
Dr. Taimage Discourses on Bible
Mathematics.
A FAVORITE NUMBER WITH
The Divine Mind. Take Care ci
the Present, Says the Great
Divine; God Will I aKe
of the Fut ure.
Many of the important doctrines oi
the Bible are by Dr. Talmage presentee
in this sermon in a very unusual way.
Genesis ii, 3. "God blessed the seventh
day."
The mathematics of the Bible are noiceable;the
geometry and the arithme
tic, t e square m .hzekiel, the circle
spoken j)f in Isaiah, the curve alludec
to iii Job, the rule of fractions men
tioned in Daniel, the rule of loss anc
gain in Mark, wheie Christ asks the
people to cipher ont by that rule what
it would ''profit a man if he gain th<
whole world and lose his soul." Bui
there is one mathematical figure that if
crowned above all others in the Bible.
It is the numeral seven, which the Ara
bi&ns got from India and all following
ages have taken from the Arabians. Ii
stands between the figure six and the
figure eight. In the Bible all the othei
numerals bow to it. Over 300 times ii
is mentioned in the Scriptures, eithei
alone or compounded with other word*.
In Genesis the week is rounded intc
seven days, and I use my text because
there this numeral is for the first time
introduced in a journey which halts nol
undl in the close of the book of Reveta
tion its monument is built into the wal!
of heaven in chrysolite, which in the
strata of nrecious stones is the seventh.
In the Bible we find that Jacob hac
to serve seven years to get Rachel, but
she was well worth it, and, foretelling
the years of prosperity and famine ir
Pharaoh's time, the seven fat oxen were
eaten up of the seven lean oxen, anc
wisdom is said to be built on seven pillars,
and the ark was left with the Philistines
seven years, and Naaman, foi
the cure of his leprosy, plunged in the
Jordan seven times; to the house thai
Ezekiel saw in vision there we sever
steps; the walls of Jericho, before thej
fell down, were compassed seven days
zecneanan aescnoes a scouc wnu bcvcl
eyes; to cleanse a leprous house the
door must be sprinkled -with pigeons
blood seven times: in Canaan were overthrown
seven nations; on one occasior
Christ cast out seven devils; on a moun*
tain he fed a multitude of pf ,'ole witi
seven loaves, the fragments L?:t filling
seven baskets, and the closing passages
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ox tiie x>ioie are iiictgumucui auu
whelming with the imagery made up oi
seven churches, seven stars, seven candlesticks,
seven seals, seven angels
and seven heads and seven crowns anc
seven horns and seven spirits and sever
phials and seven plagues and sever
thundersYea,
the numeral seven seems a favorite
with the divine mind outside a;
well as inside the Bible, for are then
not seven prismatic colors? And whei
God with the lainbow wrote the comforting
thought that the world woulc
never have another deluge he wrote il
on the scroll of the sky in ink of sever
colors. He grouped into the Pleiades
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seven stars, iu>me, tne capital ui tut
world, sat on seven hills. When G-oc
would make the most intelligent thing
on earth, the human countenance, h(
fashioned it with seven features?the
two ears, the two eyes, the two nostrils
and the mouth. Yea, our body lasts
only seven years, and we gradually shec
it for another body after another sever
years, and so on, for we are as to oui
bodies septennial animals. So the
numeral seven ranees through nature
and through revelation. It is the number
of perfection, and so I use it while
I speak of the seven candlesticks, the
seven stars, the seven seals and the
seven thunders.
The seven golden candlesticks were
and are the churches. Mark you, the
churches never were and never can be
candles. They are only candlesticks.
They are not the light, but they are to
hold the light. A room in the night
might have in it 500 candlesticks and
yet you could not see your hand before
your face. The only use of a candlestick,
and the only use of a church is to
hold up the light, You see it is a dark
world, the night ox sin, the night of
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night of persecution, the night of poverty,
the night of sickness, the night
of death; aye, about 50 nights have interlocked
their shadows. The whole
race goes stumbling over prostrated
hopes and fallen fortunes and empty
flour barrels and desolated cradles and
deathbeds. How much we have use for
all the seven candlesticks, with lights
olazing from the top of each one of
them! Light of pardon for all sin!
Light of comfort for all trouble! Light
of encouragement for all despondency!
Light of eternal riches for all poverty!
Light of rescue for all persecution!
. Light of reunion for all the bereft'
.Ligiit of fceaven lor all tne dying: ahq
that light is Christ, who is the light
that shall yet irradiate the hemispheres.
But mark you. when I say churches
are not candles, but candlesticks, I cast
no siur on candlesticks. I believe in
beautiful candlesticks. The candlesticks
that God ordered for the ancient
tabernacle were something exquisite.
They were a dream of beauty carved out
of loveliness. They were made of ham
xcered gold, stood in a foot of gold and
had six branches of gold blooming all
along in six lilies of gold each, and lips
of gold, from which the candles lifted
their holy fire. And the best houses
in any city oughc to be the churches?
the best built, the best ventilated, the
best swept, the best windowed, and the
best chandeliered. Log cabins may do
in neighborhoods where most of the
peopla live in log cabins, but let there
be palatial churches for regions where
many of the people live in palaces.
Do not have a better place for yourself
than for your Lord and King. Do not
live in a parlor and put your unnst in
a kitchen.
These seven candlesticks of which I
speak were not made of pewter or iron.
They were golden candlesticks, and gold
is not only a valuable, but a bright metal.
Have everything about your
church bright?your ushers with smiling
faces, your music jubilant, your
handshaking cordial, your entire service
attractive. Many people feel that
in church they must look dull, in order
to be reverential, and many whose faces
in other kinds of assemblage show all
the different phases of emotion have in
church no more expression than the
\ back wheel of a hearse. Brighten up
and be responsive. If you feel like
wefeping, weep. If you feel like smiling,
smile. If you feel indgnant at
some wrong assailed from tha pulpit,
frown. Do not leave your naturalness
and resiliency home because it is Sunmorning.
If as officers of a church
k
you meet people at the church door
with a black look, and hare the music
black and the minister in black preach
a black sermon, and from invocation to
( benediction have the impression black,
few will come, and those who do come
! will wish that they had not come at
I all.
Golden candlesticks! Scour up the
six lilies on each branch and know that
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j more fit they are to hold the light. But
r I Constantine, but transformed to basy
j uses by Mohammed the second. Buile
out of colored marble, a cupola -with 24
| windows soariDg to a height of ISO feet.
| the- ceiling uue great; bewilderment of
| mosaic, galleries supported by eight
columns of porphyry and 67 columns of
, green jasper, nine bronze doors with
' alto relievo work, fascinating to the eye
^ of any artist, vases and vestments in
crusted with ah manner of precious
1 stones. Four v, alls on fire with indescribable
splendor.
Though labor was cheap, the building
cost ?1,500,000. Ecclesiastical
| structure, almost supernatural in pomp
' and majesty. But Mohammedanism
" tore down from the walls of that buildl
ing all the saintly and Christly images,
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^ the cross was rubbed out that the cres''
cent of the barbarous Turk might be
' substituted. A great church, but no
5 Christ! A gorgeous candlestick, but no
candle! Ten thousand such churches
" would not give the world as much light
as one homemade tallow candle by
which last night some grandmother in
the eighties put on her spectacles and
read the Psalms of David in large type.
: Up with the churches by aJI means!
* Hundreds of them, thousands of them,
and the more the better. But let each
> one be a blaze of heavenly light, making
5 the world brighter and brighter, till the
5 last shadow has disappeared and the
k last of the suffering children of God
" shall have reached the land where they
' have no need of candlestick or ';of can'
die, neither light of the sun, for the
Lord God giveth them light, and they
! shall reign forever and ever." Seven
; candlesticks the complete number of
> lights! Let your light shine before
1 men, that they, seeing your good works
> may glorify your Father which is in
^ heaven.
Turn now in your Bible to the seven
" stars. We are distinctly told that they
: are the ministers of religion. Some are
5 large stars, some of them small stars,
' some of them sweep a wide circuit and
1 some of them a small circuit, but so fa:
r as they are genuine they get their light
! from the great central sun around whom
1 they make revolution. Let each one
; keep in his sphere. The solar system
would be soon wrecked if the stars, in"
stead of keeping their own orbits should
1 2t> to huntinc down other stars. Minis
i~> - w
" ters ol' religion should never clash. But
1 in all the centuries of the Christian
' church some of these stars have been
5 hunting an Edward Irving or a Horace
' Bushnell or an Albert Barnes, and the
c stars that were in pursuit of the other
" stars lost their own orbit, and some of
* them could never again find it. Alas
L for the heresy hunters! The best way
' to destroy error is to preach the truth.
1 The best way to scatter darkness is to
strike a light. There is in immensity
" room enough for all the stars and in the
3 church room enough for all the minis
5 ters. The ministers who give up righte1
ousness and the truth will get punish
ment enough anyhow, for they are "'the
t wandering stars for whom is reserved
k the blackness of darkness forever."
1 I should like, as a minister, when I
5 am dying to be able truthfully to say
5 what a captain of the English army,
l fallen at the head of his column and
> dying on the Egyptian battlefield, said
5 to General Wolseley, who came to con
dole with him: "I led them straight.
3 Didn't I lead them straight, general?"
> God has put us ministers as captains in
I this battlefield of truth against error.
1 Great at last will be our chagrin if we
: fall leading the people the wrong way,
! | but great will be our gladness if when
5 I the battle is over we can hand our sword
' J back to our great commander, saying:
| "'jLora Jesus: we iea tne peopie
! straight. Didn't we lead them straight?
* Those ministers who go off at a tangent
and preach some other gospel are not
! stars, but comets, and they flash across
! the heavens a little while and make
: people stare and throw down a few
meteoric stones, and then go out of
1 sight if not out of existence. Brethren
: in the ministry, lot us remember that
God calls us stars, and our business is
to shine and to keep our own sphere,
and then when we get done trying to
light up the darkness of this world we
will wheel into higher spheres, and in
us shall be fulfilled the promise. "They
that turn many to righteousness
shall shine as the stars forever and
ever."
The ministers are not all Pecksniffs
and canting hypocrites, as some would
have you think! Forgive me if, having
at other times glorified the medical
profession and the legal profession and
the literary profession, I glorify my
own. I have seen them in their homes
and he;trd theic in their pulpits, and a
grandei array of men never breathed,
and thfi Rihlfi figure is not strained
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when it calls them stars. And whole '
constellations of glorious ministers
have already taken their places on high, ;
where they shine even brighter than ;
they shone on earth. Edward X. Kirk
of the Congregational church, Stephen ,
H. Tying of the Episcopal church, Mat- ,
chew Simpson of the Methodist church,
John Dowling of the Baptist chuch, j
Samuel K. Talmage of the Presbyte
rian church, Thomas DeWitt of the ;
Reformed church, John Chambers of '
the Independent church, and there 1 (
stop, for it so happens that I have men- ,
tioned the seven stars of the seven
churches.
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I pass on to another mighty Bible i
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seven, ana tney are :ne seven seais. :
St. John in vision saw a scroll with sev- <
en seals, and he heard an angel cry: 1
'; Who is worthy to loose the seals there- j
of?,: Take eight or ten sheets of fool- i
scap paper, paste them together and i
roll them into a scroll and have the <
scroll at seven different places sealed 1
with sealing wax. You unroll the
scroll till you come to one of these i
seals and then you can go no farther i
until you break that seal. Then un- s
roll again until you come to another i
seal, and you can go no farther until ]
you break that seal. Then you go on 1
until all the seven seals are broken and i
the contents of the entire scroll are re- ;
vealed. Now, that scroll with seven
seais held by the angel was the proph- ;
ecy of what was to come on the earth. !
It meant that the knowledge of the fu- 1
ture was with God, and no man and no i
angel was worthy to open it, but the 1
Bible says Christ opened it and broke i
all the seven seals. He broke the first
seal and unrolled the scroll, and there
was a picture of a white horse, and that
meant prosperity and triumph for the
Roman empire, and so it really came to
to pass that for 90 years virtuous emperors
succeeded each other?Xerva
Trajan and Antoninus. Christ in the
vision broke the second seal and unroll
ed again, and there was a picture of a
i red horse, and that neant bloodshed,
and so it really came to pass, and the
l nest 90 years were red with assassina
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tions and war*, Then Christ broke the
third seal and unrolled it, and there
was a picture of a black horse, which in
all literature means famine, oppression
and taxation, and so it really came to
pass. Christ went on until he broke
all the seven seals and opened all the
scroll. Well, the future of all of us is
a sealed scroll, and I am glad that no
one but Christ can open it. Do not let
ns inin thatnlasa of Chritians in our day
who are trying to break the seven seals
of the future. They are trying to peep
into things they have no business with.
Do not go to some necromancer or
spiritualist or soothsayer or fortune teller
to find out what is going to happen
to yourself or your family or your
friends. "Wait till Christ breaks the
seal to find out whether in your own
personal life or the life of the nation or
the life of the world it is going to be the
white horse of prosperity or the red
horse of war or the black horse of fam
ine. You will soon enough see him
paw and hear him neigh. Take care of
the present, and the future will take
care of itself. If a man live 70 years,
his biography is in a scroll having at
least seven seals. And let him not
during the first ten years of his life try
to look into the twenties, nor the twenties
into the thirties, nor the thirties into
the forties, nor the forties into the
fifties, nor the fifties into the sixties,
nor the^sixties into the seventies. From
the way the years have got the habit of
racing along I guess you will not have
to wait a great while before all the seals
of the future are broken. I would not
give 2 cents to know how long I am going
to live or in what day of what year
the world is going to be demolished.
I would rather give $1,000 not to know.
Suppose some one could break the next
seal in the scroll of your personal hisx?
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tory auu SI1UIUU ten )UU mal uu ujuc
next 4th of July, 1901, you were to die,
the summer after next, how much
would you be rood for between this and
that? It would from now until then
be a prolonged funeral. You would be
counting the months and the days, and
your family and friends would De counting
them, and next 4th of July you
would rub your hands together and
whine: "One year from today I am to
go, Dear me! I wish no one had
told me so long before. I wish that necromancer
had not broken the seal of
the future.And meeting some undertaker.
vou would say: "I hope you will
keep yourself free for an engagement
the 4th of July, 1901. That day you
will be needed at my house. To
time yeu might as well take my n < ^
ure now, 5 feet 11 inches." I amjs.fi
that Christ dropped a thick veil over the
hour of our demise and of the hour of
the world's destruction when he s-aid:
"Of that day and hour kno^eth no
man; no, not the angels, but my Father
only." Keep your hands off the seven
seals.
There is another mighty seven of the
Bible?namely, the seven thunders.
"What those thunders meant we are not
told, and there has been much guessing
about them. But they are to come, we
are told, before the end of all things,
and the world cannot get along without
them. Thunder is the speech of lightning.
There are evils in our world
which must be thundered down and
which will require at least seven volleys
to prostrate them. We are all doing
nice, delicate, soft handed work in
churches and reformatory institutions,
against the evils of the world, and
much of it amounts to a teaspoon dipping
out the Atlantic ocean, or a clam
shell digging away at a mountain, or a
tack hammer smiting the G-ibraitar.
What is needed is thunderbolts, and
at least seven of them. There is the
long line of fraudulent commercial
establishments, every stone in the
foundation and every brick in the wall,
and every nail in the rafter made out
of dishonesty, skeletons of poorly paid
sewing girls' arms in every beam of that
establishment, human nerves worked
into every figure of that embroidery,
blood in the deep dye of that refulgent
upholstery, billions of dollars of accumulated
fraud intrenched in massive
storehouses and stock companies manipulated
by unscrupulous men, until the
monopoly is defiant of all earth and
heaven. How shall the evil be overcome?
By treatises on the maxim,
''Honesty is the best policy?" Or by
soft repetition of the golden rule that
we must "Do unto others as we would
have them do to us?" No. it will not
be done that way. "What is needed and
will corae is the seven thunders.
There is drunkenness backed up by a
capital mightier than in any other business.
Intoxicating liquors enough in
this country to float a navy. G-ood
grain to the amount of 67,950,000 bushels
annually destroyed to make the
deadly liquid. Breweries, distilleries,
gin shops, rum palaces, liquor associations,
our nation spending annually
$740,000,000 for rum, resulting in bankruptcy,
disease, pauperism, filth, assassination,
death, illimitable woe. What
will stop them? High license? No.
Prohibition laws? No. Churches?
No. Moral suasion? No. Thunderbolts
will do it; nothing else will. Seven
thunders!
Yonder are intrenched infidelity and
atheism, with their magazines of literature
scoffing at our Christianity, their
Li-UC pjLllitiLlg jj icwto uuoj \xaj auj
night. Thera are their blaspheming
apostles, their drunken Tom Paines and
tibertime Voltaires of the present as
well as the past, re-enforced by all the
powers of darkness, from highest demon
to lowest imp. What will extirpate
those monsters of infidelity and atheism?
John Brown's shorter catechism
ibout "Who made you" or Westminster
catechism about "What is the chief
snd of man?" No. Thunderbolts!
The seven thunders! For the impureLies
of the world, empalaced as well as
sellared, epauleted as well as ragged,
enthroned as well as ditched; for corrupt
legislation which at times makes
Dur state and national capitals a hemispheric
stench; for superstitions that
Iceep whole nations in squalor century
virrrrArnonfcj
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their knives lacerating, their waters
irowning, their funeral pyres burning,
the seven theunders!
Oh, men ana women, disheartened at
the bad way things often go, hear you
QOt a rumbling down the sky of heavy
artillery, coming in on our side, the
seven thunders of the Almighty? Do
not let us try to wield them ourselves.
Phey are too heavy and too fiery for us
to handle, but God can and God will,
and when all mercy has failed and all
milder means are exhausted, then
judgement will begin. Thunderbolt*!
Depend upoQ it, that what is not done
under the flash of the seven candlesticks
will be done by the trampling of
the seven thunders. But I leave this
imperial and multipotent numeral seven,
where the Bible leaves it, imbedded in
the finest wall that was ever built or
will be constructed, the wall of heaven.
It is the seven strata of precious stones
that make up that wall. After naming
six of the precious stones in that wall
the Bible cries out, "IHe seventn
chrysolite is an exquisite green, and in
that. seventh layer of the heavenly wall
shall be preserved forever the dominant
color of the earth we once inhabited.
I tare sometimes been saddened at
the thought that this world, according
to science and revelation, is to be blotted
out of existence, for it is such a
beautiful world. But here in this
layer of the heavenly wall, where the
numeral seven is to be imbedded, this
stratum of green is to be photographed
and embalmed and perpetuated, the
color of the grass that covers the earth,
the color of the foliage that fills the forest,
the color of the deep sea. One
glance at that green chrysolite, 1,000,000
years after this planet has been ex
tinguished, will bring to mind just how
it looked in summer and spring, and we
will say to those who were bom blind
on earth and never saw at all in this
i world after this they have obtained full
eyesight in heaven, "If you would know
how the earth appeared in June and
August, look at the seventh layer of
the heavenly wall, the green of the
chrysolite."
And while we stand there and talk,
spirit with spirit, that old color of the
earth, which had more sway than all
the other colors put together, will
bring back to us our earthly experience?,
and, noticing that this green
chrysolite is the seventh layer of crystallized
magnificence, we may bethink
ourselves of the domination of that
numeral seven over all other numerals
and thank God that in the dark earth
we left behind us we so long enjoyed
the light of the seven golden candlesticks
and were all of us permitted to
shine among the seven stars of more or
less magnitude, and that all the seven
seals of the mysterious future have
been broken wide open for us by a loving
Christ, and that the seven thunders,
having done their work, have ceased
reverberation, and that the numeral
seven, which did such tremendous work
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been given such a high place in that
Niagara of colors, the wall of heaven,
"the fisrt foundation of which is Jasper;
the second, sapphire; the third, a
chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the
fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the
seventh, chrysolite."
The Money Question.
The thing of fundamental importance
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or purchasing power. Any system of
finance that fails to give us a unit of
value, which, during long periods of
time, measures off approximately the
same quantity of staple commodities as
its equivalent, is essentially a dishonest
and unsound system. "We hear much
about "money that is sound, safe, hon- J
est, the best, at a parity with gold, that
j .vill stand the lire and hammer test,
worth 100 cents on the dollar," etc.,
and also much about "depreciated, debased
dishonest fifty-cent dollars," but
those who prate loud and long on this
matter utterly fail to grasp the true and
complete conception of money, viz.,
that it is not merely a medium of exchange,
but also it is a standard of
value for deferred payments. In the
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Mr. Balfour, ;'money has to serve not
merely as a medium of exchange, bu
also as a fair and permanent record of
obligations extending over long periods
of time. This is the great and fundametal
requirement." And he further
says here the gold standard totally and
lamentably fails." If monev was simply
a medium by which products were j
exchanged, and there was no such thing
as credit in the business world, it
might fluctuate in purchasing power
without working any great havoc, but
it so happens that the great bulk of
business is done on credit, that progress,
industrial development and civilization
are impossible without it. By
means of it the seas have been covered
with commerce, the continent cobwebbed
with transportation lines, and
the wilderness turned into mighty cities,
fruitful farms and happy homes. !
They who have built up the world,
been the pioneers of civilization, cleared
up the prairies and founded our
workshops, churches and schools have
done it with borrowed funds! They are
the ones who, above ail otner3, saouia j
be appreciated, upheld and encouraged. J
It ought to be evident to the dullest
mind that any system of money that I
compels these borrowers to return a bet- I
ter dollar, one that requires more labor
to get, than the one borrowed, if an
unjust and dishonest one, and strikes
a fatal blow at the very foundation of
the social and business world. Judged
by the supreme, rational and righteous
tests of stability of purchasing power,
the gold dollar has grown to be a 200cent
dollar measured by the honest 100I
cent dollar of t?enty-six years ago. It
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j was sucn a aonar tneu ucvauac uau
' kept comparatively stable for many
years in exchange value over commodities,
owing to the fact that silver had
equal rights at the world's mints, and
shared with it equally the world's demand
for redemption money. Every
man who has entered into any time
contract to pay dollars since the
world's mints were shut to the unlimited
coinage of silver has been forced
to pay dollars worth from 1 to 100 per
cent more, according to the age of the
debt, than the ones he borrowed, and
chat he ought to pay. This is a fact,
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because the dollar nas grown ?vv percent.
since in command over stable
commodities. To the extent that dollars
have thus grown, the unfortunate
debtors a ad all others subject to fixed
charges have been robbed. Since 1873
the governments of the world have
been in league with bond and mortgage
holders and the receivers of fixed incomes
to plunder the world's toilers
without redress. Through the efforts
of the scheming villains, who have
tried to coil the contra3ting folds of
the gold standard around the necks of
lok . fho rtntnut nf the mints has been
iftWUi J UUJ VUV|JV.? x,
lessened till it requires double the labor
and products of labor to earn the
dollars due on the mortgaged homes of
millions of poor men that it would
have required had the world's output
of dollars been allowed to keep apace
with it soutput of products.
Corn Stalk Trust.
And now it is said that a corn stalk
trust will be organized. The cornstalk
is used in the manufacture of cellulose.
Only a few thousand tons of stalks are
now used, but it is said the trust will
build other factories in the great com
belt, and it is the expectation that the
stalks will sell f )r $5 or $6 a ton.
Negro Robber Lynched.
Henry Stuart, the neero whc robbed
and soriuusiy shot Gail Hamilton, a
no:;ru, aud robbed M. Choate, a section
foieman, Sunday morning, at Fulton,
Ky., his taken out at midnight Tuesday
and lynched by a supposed negro
and white mob. The excitement is
high among the negroes.
He Was Lucky.
The northern newspapers are making
a big fuss over the fact that a young
woman ran away and married a man
who was to be an usher at her wedding
to another man. The man who was
left is certainly lucky. The other
ellow's case has not yet been settled.
Five Drowned.
Five men were drowned Thursday in
the Mississippi a mile above Clerksviile,
Mo., by the overturning of a skiff.
; They were government labore s engaged
n the river improvement work.
"THE WIDOWS GHAUT." '
I
A Gift to the Epworth Orphanage' and
Its Effects.
1
The following is from the last issue
of the Southern Christian Advocate:
We are pleased to publish the correspondence
and appeal below. Such
self-sacrifice as this woman shows
should be known and recognized. South
Carolina Methodists can contribute the
thousand dollars called for by Brother
Waddell, and the sum should be placed
where in all time to come men may
learn of the "Widow's Chain."
We give Brother Waddell's letter entire:
Dear Dr. Wilson: On the 8th of June
I received an express package in which
there was a valuable gold chain. . It
was from an unknowu donor to the
Epworth orphanage. The following
letter was enclosed in the same package |
with the chain:
Dear Brother: As I listened to your
talk how I wished for money; but I
had none to give. I enclose a chain
placed around my neck when a bride by
my dear husband, long since gone to
rest. You can imagine the remembrances
that cluster around it. I will
say no more. The chain is worth $20,
sold as old gold valued by a jeweler. At
least you can get something for it. It
is all I have to give. May the Lord
bless you in your work and open up the
way to greater things is the -humble
prayer of A Widow.
Of course the chain must go back to
% * * ! /?
tUe unknown giver, wnen sneis iouna,
but the men and women of" this State,
of good impulses and noble sentiments,
should put up at least $1,000 as redemption
money for the chain. As the
widow who contributed her two mites
and the woman who broke the box of
ointment over the head of the Master
are perpetuated in history because of
the noble inspiration that comes to us
through their deeds, so should this noble
act of self-denial inspire us to sacrifices
for the Master's sake. This woman
gives, possibly, one of her dearest
possessions to bless and to help
others.
Soa wTiat "RrnfliAr Mr>Lpnd savs about
it:
Dear Brother Waddell: Find my
check for $50 on the ''Widow's Chain"
as my part. I hope to raise as much
more in a day or two and send it.
Yovr brother.
J. W. McLeod.
Manning, S. C.
See what Brother Strauss has to say:
Dear Sir and Brother: Enclosed find
my check for $20 sent by Trinity Sun'VnrlnrillA
S P! fnT 1 TlA
VAO.JT JV.iVVAj AViU>mvj 1 -w* -~v
gold chain sent to you by the unknown
widow. When you find her please return
the chain to her with the compliments
of Trinity Sunday School, Yorkville.
Yours fraternally.
H. C. Strauss.
If this noble, self-sacrificing deed is
worth anything to you, send us the
amount and let the chain be redeemed,
not by its intrinsic value in dollars and
cents, but according to the greatness of
the sacrifice. Such a deed as this is
worth something.
Yours truly,
G. H. Waddell,
Columbia, S. C., June 19 1899.
Mob Law in New England.
While the overly good people of New
England have been holding up their
hands in holy horror because of an occassional
lynching in the South that
most brutal of all mob law punishment,
tarring and feathering, seems to
bave become a favorite pastime among
our Yankee brethren. A few days ^go
a New Hampshire sheriff was the victim
in a performance similar to that
in which the Maine preachor had
starred a week or two before, with the
exception that the sheriff was not rid(lan
nn a Mil as if is said the Dreacher I
was. The sheriff?Frank Yatter, of
Haverhill?it seems had arrested a
a citizen named Clark for drunkenness.
Clark pleaded guilty and was fined.
Two days later the sheriff was summoned
to quell an alleged drunken disturbance,
when he was enticed into a
basement and tarred and feathered by a
mob. After his escape from the mob
| he started in to have his tormentors
borught to justice, but the citizens
' "made it so warm for him'' that he
fled the state into Vermont. A Hanover,
N. H., dispatch to the New York
Press telling of the affair excuses it on
the ground that Yatter's "neighbors
found him none too pleasant a man to
get along with, and certain insults
which he is alleged to have offered to a
woman in Haverhill only served to make
matters worse." That justifies the
whole proceeding. The overly pious,
good people of Haverhill did not like
the Sheriff, and therefore they tarred
and feathered him. There is no mob
law in this when it is done in New
England, but it is decidedly so when
done in the South. Oh, ye hypocrites!
Chicago Ahead.
The Greenville News says "it was
supposed that Chicago had discounted
New York and Atlanta, when one of
her citizens stole his neighbors well.
Chicago added to her laurels a few years
ago by gobbling a railway ireignt train
with contents. Another incident has
come to light showing the superiority
of Chicago experts over the two rival
cities. About a year ago fifty hospital
ambulances billed for Tampa, Florida,
were loaded on seventeen freight cars
at Chicago, and from that day to this
nothing has been heard from cars or
ambulances. Something like a ton of
red cape, enough to reach from Chicago
to Tampa has been used to ascertain
the location of the missing train and
ambulances, but the department can
get no clue either as to start or finish
of the transportation. The railway
company is clamoring for the missing
' - ? - xl. . T
cars, claimed to nave oeen in tue muus
of the government and the government
is demanding return of the ambulances
or twenty thousand dollars, invoice of
same. All that can be learned is that
train and ambulances melted away in
Chicago and indication? are that they
will remain melted."
Massacre by Filipinos
Captain Johnson Spicer, of the British
ship George T. Hay, recently from
Manila, has received a letter from bis
brother, Capt. George Spicer, of the
British ship Glooscap, saying that all
the adult male Spanish residents of
Balabac, the extreme southwest island
of the Philipines, had been massacred
by the natives. The letter was given
zo J. F. Whitney & Co., shipping
agents of 81 New street, and they sent
it to the maritime exchange, where it
was posted on the bulletin board.
Chicago has gone to bragging again
about her population. The Atlanta
Journal thinks that if the Windy City
continues to brag New York will have
to find somthing else to annex,
the chops and lathee. \
What the Department of Agriculture |
Says About Them.
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the South Carolina scction of the
climate and crop service of the United
States weather bureau issued last week
by director jsauer:
The temperature during the week
ending June 26th, averaged nearly normal,
with cool nights early in the
week, but not cold enough to check the
growth of crops.
The rainfall was confined to small!
areas in the southeastern portion of j
the State, where light to heavy show- i
ers occurred on the 21st, accompanied j
in places by damaging hail and high i
winds. A light shower occurred in
other portions of the State on the same
date. It is very dry. over the north
central and northwestern counties,
where crops of all kinds, except possibly
early cotton, are suffering for
rain.
The weather was favorable for culti
vatmg field crops, and but lew reports
of grassy fields were received. Bud
worms continue to devastate corn and
bacco, catterpillars to destroy rice,
and lice have appeared on young cotton
in a single county.
Cotton continues to do well, with a
rapid growth except in the "up-country,"
where the soil lacks moisture,
but the crop as a whole is very promising.
Blooms are reported from nearly
every section of the State. Sea Island
cotton is in excellent condition and
blooming freely.
Corn improved generally, but is not
promising except over limited areas.
Wnrmo tlrrooton ifc min OTI hflttom
lands in Pickens county, and have injured
it severely elsewhere. Laying
by is general.
Tobacco varies greatly throughout
the district. Reports of damage by
worms are numerous, 3nd many report
very poor stands. Cutting and curing
has begun, but this work will not be
general until the first week in July.
Rice planting is finished. Young rice
is being injured by catterpillars. F.-esh
water flooding is needed in some sections
and is not available.
Wheat aDd oats threshing is nearly
finished; yields of wheat fall below the
average, and of oats are generally poor.
Melons are poor in places, and gen1?
^ t rvAr rAff/snincr anmp
KZL&Liy xvuvvuau^ wv? *?.
Apples generally plentiful, but are
dropping badly. Slow progress is being
made in setting sweet potato slips.
Irish potatoes are a failure. Pastures
improving slowly. Peas being sown on
stubble and in with com where the soil
will admit.
The Venerable Senate.
The senate of the United States that
will meet at the opening of the fiftysixth
congress will be a body of mature
men. The average age of its 86 members
is 56 years and 6 months, or a little
more. The aggregate years of these
Of* ? A O H '1* A A! J OAMAf A1*
co men are i, out. xut; uiucsn ncuawi
is Edmund Winston Pettus, of Alabama,
who is 78, and the youngest senator
is Marion Butler, of North Carolina
who is 36. The 86 senators may be
classified by ages as follows:
75 and 80 2
70 and 75 9
65 and 70 8
60 and 65 17
55 and 60 11
50 and 55 18
45 and 50 12
40 and 45. 5
35 and 40 4
Luther F. Perry committed suicide
at Augusta by taking morphine. He
was a member of the First South Caro
lina volunteer infantry, and when the
regiment was mustered out lie staid in
Augusta. A letter found in bis pocket
was directed to Mr. John Perry, Wingate,
N. 0., and said that he intended
to end his life on account of ill health.
About the time a man gets ready to
lay up something for a rainy day i: begins
to rain.
To get strong
and healthy use
one bottle Murray's
Iron Mixture.
Price 50c
THE MM DRDfi GO-,
jjaaSajjagagSas
HON!
this
High Arm Sewinc
Fmlly pureatMd for tern, j
afl fiu Tilnft afetM&EMtcte, 1
naltd wood n&.
Price $18.(
Maoiy pofnadwd sfter 30 da
0
Iteaot as s?o4 as the $48.Cd to
atskaaft^NtotiEsfor Fwni
flattttip, Carjrta, Sewi
Address
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ffc fb-'t-f. ri> and give ??
* =>-".' % yv-^igl endless en- ?g
S fi
i A Poor Piane ??
^ will last a few *53 1 r
.w >r%.: 3#rs and?/
give endless aw '
gg TUc vexatMu
1 Mathoshek 11
:? always Good, always RellaJ^Bj a* ^
?jf always Satisfactory, alwSys L?$> Jnv b
$ ?' ing. Yoa take no chances ih 5oy? 9H
ft 1
it costs somewhat ^ore that & sgl
XW cheap, poor ptilno, but is much the BJ
?2 cheapest in the end. _ * A
sS? No other Hisrh Grade Piairo sdldse M
?S* reasonable, i^actotypi'itfesterfitag lgl c
A? buyers. Easy payments. Write a*, fffi
25 * L'JDDfcW & fiAtESV
jgj Sa-foffMb* Gc>, and $ xr ttofeCTfr. jg} e
idfiress: D. A. PRE36LES, Ajent, 4
COLUMBIA. S. C.
0
Sinning
Machinery.
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The Smith Pnenmatic Suction
Elevating, Ginning and
Packing System
Is the simplest and most efficient on
the market: Forty-eight complete ^
outfits in South Carolina; each
one giving absolute
satisfactionBoilers
and Engines; Slide
Valve, Automatic and Corliss.
My Light and Heavy Log Beam Saw
Mills cannot be equalled in design, efficiencv
or mice bv anv dealer or manu- *
facturer in the South.
Write for prices and catalogues.
V. G. lattam & Co.,
1326 Main Street,.
COLUMBIA, S. C. 1
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Constipation^ j
indigestion, 1
fsl Rffgiiter Kiiagys. i
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TVholesaL' by? ?
THE MURRAY DRUG CO.,
Columbia, S. C. J
Da. H. BAER,
> Charleston, S C g
Macfeat's. ,
School of
SHORTHAND
?AND? J
TYPEWRITING I
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thia School has tie reputation of being the
best busitoeaa institution in tie State. Grad- ?
uates are noiuing remunerative positions m
mercantile house?, banking, Insuraace, real
estate, railroad offices, ic., m this and other
etates. Write to W. H. Masfeat, Court
nzrapher Comulbia, 8. C forteras, etc
j Machine . fp
van, fitted iritk |p
scaatifnlly ora?
560.00 zaaehizM* gra /V
yoa TFaai. Ppa^ ^
[tare, St?YC3,
as JSagftiwcs,
The Padgett Furr
sad Street,
It is the==
-?Custom 1
Jut a very pocr one, to wait until the ginning
season is on before locking to see
what fix the gin is in.
Now is the time to
?ErHURRY^r*
YOUR GIN TO TEE 9i!WM
ILIOT GIN REPAIR WORKS. 1
Do not delay and then ask ns to let you .
ave it at once, for thorough work cannot
e d:ne in a hurry. Ihe attention given '
kto ty>of cr T>i-kW rrtrtPO iVi<Ln TflnftV VOll "i
?u( - ?? '^.j
rhen the cotton is white in ihe fields
nd the gin house crowded. The work is ]
oming in already, so fhip at once to the
.odersigned, located at the old electric light
'1
ngine house.
References by permission:?W. H. Gibbes
i Co , V C. Ba-Jham, Jno. .1 Willi*.
ggT'Mark your Dame and shipping point
n work sent and prepay the freight. 4
The Elliott Gin Repair Works, -J
W. J. ELLIOTr, Proprietor,
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All We Ask of
I
?henD{?ANYTHING 1
n tle Machinery or
Mill Supply Line _
Is that you give us au opportunity 1
to submit our prices and make...
comparisoBS. We ask this be
cause we believe we can make it to
YOUR advantage. TRY US.
Ye make a specialty of equipping
LMPRuVED MODERN GIN- 1
NERIES OF ANY CAPACITY
WITH THE SIMPLEST AND
HOST EFFICIENT COTTON
TI A\Tnr.T\Tfi. *APPAT?ATnS TV
EXISTENCE?THE MURRAY
SYSTEM.
Correspondence with intending puricasers
solicited. 'A
W. H. fiibbes & Co..
COLUMBIA, S. C.
SOUTH CAKOLINA AGENCY
Liddell Co., Charlotte, N. C.
A. B. FarqnharCo., Ltd., York, Pa.
Sagle Cotton Gin Co., Bridgewater,
Mass.
Jtranb Machinery Co., Cincinnati, 0.
Lhe If afilnv 1
IIVVIVJ
.26 SMITH STREET, f|
Cos. Vaxdebhorst, |ltl| f{ 1
CHARLESTON. g. C. V _J
1LCOHOL '-!
MORPHINE
)PIUM
COBACCO
3IG-ABETTE A
urns m
Produce each a disease having defin fl
te pathology. The disease yields
easily to the Doable Chloride of Gold
Crcatmeat as administered at the above ^
ieeley Institute. -j
N. B.?The Keeley Treatment is
idministered in South Carolina
*3V CHARLESTON. I
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?LIFE? |
i vegetable for Mild,
:uret'or Liv- the Pleasant,
:r, Kidney & LIVER Sure.
itomach troubles, and 25, 50, $1.
-KIDNEYS*
Sold wholesale by?
The Murray Drug Co., Columbia.
Dr. H. Baer, Charleston, S C
8
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iAINS! |
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THIS ELEGAJfT
1o. 8 COOKING STOVE
Only $10.00. I
?as 17x17 inch oven, four 8 inch
-I
>t holes; large fines and guaam?d
a good baker. We ft* this
?ove np with forty pieces at -ware
eluding the latest store wars.
To advertise oar business wo j
ill sell this No. 8 Cooking Stove, 4
tted with 40 pieces of ware for
~ 1
$70. OO CASH.
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litare Co. I
Augusta, Ga. I J
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