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HOW TO LIVE LONG."
The Rev. Dr- T. DsWitt Talrriage's
Prescriptions for Longevity.
PEACE NOW AND HEREAFTER.
His Text Was, "With Long Lite
Will 1 Satisfy Him." Help
? in Practical Religion- A
Protest Against Dissipation.
Ia this discourse Dr. Talmage gives
prescriptions for the prolongation of
and preaches the gospel of physial
health. The text is Psalm? xci, 16.
wii-Vv irtner Kfp toi'iI I satisfr him."
VV iVU "... _
Through the mistake of irs friends religion
has been chiefly associated wiih
sick beds and graveyards. The whole
subject to many people is odorous with
chlorine and carbolic acid. Thtrc ar<r
people who cannot pronounce the word
"religion" without hearing in it the
clipping chisel of the tombstone cutter.
It is high time mat tnis iuiug
changed and that religion, instead of
being represented as a hearse to carr^
out the dead, should be represented as
a chariot in which the living are to triumph.
Religion, so far from subtracting from
one's vitality, is a glorious addition. It
is sanative, curative, hygienic. It is
good for the eve:?, good for the ears,
good for the spleen, good for the digestion,
good for the nerves, good for the
muscles. When David in anotner part
no?im WTO that Tfclicrion mav be
VA m
dominant, he does not speak of it'as a
mild sickness or an emaciation or an attack
of moral and spiritual cramp. He
speaks of it as "the saving health of
all nations," while-God in the text
promises longevity to the pious, saying,
"With long life will I satisfy him."
The fact is that men and women die too
soon. It is high time that religion
ioined the hand of meiical science in
attempting to improve human longevity.
Adam lived 930 years; Methuselah lived
996 years. As late in the history of
the world as Vespasian there were at
one time in his empire 45 people 135
years old. So far down as tl-.e sixteenth
century Peter Zartan died at 185
years of age. I do not say that religion
will ever take the race back to antediluvian
longevity, but I do say the
length of life will be increased.
It is said in Isaiah, "The child shall
die a hundred years old." Now, if, ac
cording to Scripture, tne cnna is ic ue
a hundred years old, may not the men
and women reach to 300 and 400? The
fact is that we are mere dwarfs and
keletons compared with some of the
generations that-are to come. Take the
African race. They have been under
bondage for centuries. Give them a
ehance, and they develop a Frederick
Douglass or a Toussaint L'Ouverture.
And, if the white race shall be brought
' AP cm rrrVvof
irom aoatr uue senuuiu v/a uu, ??
shall be the body, what shall be the
sool? Religion has only just touched
our world. Give it full power for a few
centuries, and who can tell what will
be the strength of man and the beauty
of women and the longevity of all?
My design is to show that practical
religion is the friend of long life. I
prove it first from the fact that it makes
the care of our health a positive Christian
dnty. Whether we shall keep early
or late hours, whether we shall take
food digestible or indigestible, whether
there shall be thorough or incomplete
~? mastication, are questions very often
deferred to the realm o? whimsicality.
But the Christian man lifts this whole
problem of health into the accountable
and the diyine. He says, "God has
given me this body, and be nas caiiea
it the tetople of the Holy Ghost, and to
deface its altars or mar its walls or
ernmble its pillars is a God defying
sacrilege." He sees God's caligraphy
in every page, anatomical and physiological.
He says, "God has given me a
wonderfnl body for noble purposes"?
that arm with 32 carious bones? wielded
by 46 curious muscles and all under
the brain's telegraphy, 360 pounds of
blood-rushing* through the heart every
hour, the heart in 24 hoars beating
100,000 times, during thu 24 hours the
lungs taking-in 57 hogsheads of air. and
all tins mecnamsm not more u-igoiy
than delicate atid easily disturb-, d and
demolished. The Christian man j-a} s
to himself, "If I hurt my nerve.-, if I
hurt my brain, if I hurt any of my physical
faculties, I insult God and call for
dire retribution." Why did God tell
the Levites not to offer to him in sacrifice
animals imperfect and diseased? He
meant to tell us in all the ages tha* we
are to offer to God our very best physical
condition, and a man who through
irregular or gluttonous eating ruins his
health is not offering to God such a sacrifice.
Why did Paul - write for his
eloak at Troas? Why should such a
great man as Paul be anxious about a
thing 90 insignificant as an overcoat?
It was because he knew that with pneumonia
and rheumatism he would not be
worth half as much to God and the
church as with respiration easy and foot
free.
An intelligent Christian man would
consider it an absurdity to kneel down
at night and pray and ask God's protection
while at the same time he kept the
windows of hi;? bredroom tight shut
against fresh air. He would just as
soon think of goiog out on the bridge
between New York and Brooklyn, leaping
off and then praying to'God to keep
him from getting hurt. Just as long
as vou refer this whole subject of physical
health to the realm of whimsicality
or to the pastry cook or to the butcher
or to the baker or to the apothecary or
to the clothier you are not acting like
a Christian. Take care of all your physical
forces?nervous, muscular, bone,
brain, cellular tissue?for all you must
be brought to judgment. SmokiDg
your nervous system into fidgets, burning
out the coating of your stomach
with wine legwooded and strychnined,
walking with thin shoes to make your
feet look delicate, pinched at the waist
until you are nigh cut in two .nnd
neither part worth anything, groaning
about sick headache and palpitation of
the heart, which you think came from
God, when they came from your own
folly!
YJ JUcfcU iias auv mau vx
to deface the temple of the Holy Ghost?
What is the ear? It is the whispering,
gallery of the soul. "What is the eye?
It is the observatory God constructed,
its telescope sweeping the heavens
"What is the hand? An instrument so
wonderful that, when the Earl of
Bridgewater bequeathed in his will
$40,000 for treatises to be written on
the wisdom, power and goodness of
God, Sir Charles Bell, the gr<?at English
anatomist aud surgeon, fouudhis greatest
illustration iu the construction of
the human hand, devoting his whule
book to that subject. So wonderful arc
these bodies that God names his own
attributes after different parts of them.
| IT In ?.-.
; Kis omniscience?it is God's eje; Ms ;
1 omoipregcnce?it is God's ear; his
j omnipotence?it is G' l's arm; the 'aphoistfry
of ibe a:rrbt hr-avecs?it is
the ^o:k r.f G' d's fin-rershis life giving
.r l :T. .v. A i?;?u
povre??it is me cream 91 ius anuigu- f.
t\; his dominion?"'the government
shall be upon his shoulder." :
A body divinely honored and so divinely
constructed, let us be careful
not to abuse it. When it becomes a i
Chri*tian duty to take care of our
health, is not the whole tendency toward
lon^' vity? If I toss my watch
about rcckJe>*ly and drop it on the
pavement and vrind it up any time of
day or night 1 happen to think of it and
often let it ruu down, while you are
careful with jour watch and never
abu.-e it and wind it up just at the sam^
hrnir every ni^ht and put it in a place
where it will not suffer from the violent
charges of atmoj-phtre, which watch
will last the longt-r? Common sense
answers. Now. the human body is
(jrod'tt watch. You see the hands of
the watch, you see the face of the
watch, but the beating of the heart is
the ticking of the watch. Be careful
and do uot let it run down.
Again. I remark that practical relig(
ton is a friend of longevity in the fact
chat it is a protest ag&ms^aissipauuus,
which injure and destroy the health.
Bad men and women live a very short
life. Their ?ins kill th m. I know
hundreds of good old men, but I do not
know half a dozen Dad old men. Why?
Thev do not get old. Lord Byron died
at Missolonghi at 36 years of age, himself
his own Mazeppa, his unbridled
passions the horse that dashed him into
the desert. Edgar A. Poe died at Baltimore
at 33 yt ars of age. The black
raven that alighted on the bust above
his door was delirium tremens?
On'y this a^d nothing more.
Napoleon Bonaparte lived only just bevAnd
midlife, then died at St. Helena,
and one of his doctors said that his disease
was induced by excessive snuffing.
The Lero of Au^terlitz, the man who
by one step of his fooD in the center of
Europe shook the earth, killed by a
snuffbox! How many people we have
known who have not lived out half their
days because of their dissipations and
indulgences! Now, practical religion
is a protest against all dissipations of
anv kind.
' 'But," you say, * 'professors of religion
have fallen, professors of religion
have got drunk, professors of religion
have misappropriated trust funds, professors
of religion have absconded."
Yes, but they threw away their religion
before they did their morality. If a
man on a White Star line steamer,
^ T 4WA*.nAAl n TVI1/1. A flonflA
UUUUU iUX" 1U miu-^umuviu
jumps overboard and is drowned, is
that anything against the White Siar
line's capacity to take the man across
the ocean? And if a man jumps over
the gunwale of his religion and goes
down never to rise, is that any reason
for your believing that religion has no
capacity to take the man clear through?
In the one case, if he had kept to the
steamer, his body would have been
aivorl- in f~h*? fi&se. if he had kent
to his religion, his morals would have
been saved.
There are aged people who would have
been dead 25 } ears ago but for the defenses
and the equipoise of religion.
You have no more natural resistance
than hundreds of people who lie in the
cemeteries today slain by their own
vices. The doctors made their case as
kind and pleasant as they could, and it
i.:? .4 a. v
was canea uuugesuuu ui me mam ui
something else, but the snakes and the
blucflies that seemed to crawl over the
pillow in the sight of the delirious
patient showed what was ,he matter
with him. You, the aged Christian
man, walked along by that unhappy one
until ycu came to the golden pillar of a
Christian life. You went to the right;
he went to the left. That is all the
difference between you. Jf this religion
is a protest against all forms of
di.-sipation, then it is an illustrious
friend of loogevity. "With Ion# life
will I satisfy him."
Again, religion is a friend of longevity
in the fact that it takes the worry
out of our temporalities. It is not
work that kills men; it is worry. When
a man bvComes a genuine Christian, he
makes over to God not only his affections,
but his family, his business, his
| reputation, his body, his mind, his soul,
everything. Industrious he will be,
buG never worrying, because God is
managing his affairs. How can he
worry about business when in answer to
J ..1i ; l _ 1
! nis prayers vrou leus uim wueu lu uu>
and when to sell. And if he gain, that
is best, and if he lose, that is best.
Suppose you had a supernatural neighbor
who came in and said: "Sir, I want
you to call on me in every exigency. I
am your fast friend. I could fall back
on $20,000,000. I can foresee a panic
ten vears. I held the controlling stock
in 30 of the best monetary institutions
of New York. Whenever you are in
trouble call on me, and I will help you.
You can have my money, and you can
have my influence. Here is my hand
in pledge for it." How mach would ,
you worry about business? Why, joa '
would say, '"I'll do the best I can, and
then I'll depend on my friend's generosity
for the rest." ..
Now, more than that is promised to |
every Christian business man. God says ,
to tin:; "lown-\ew Iori? ana .bonaon (
and St. Petersburg and Peking, and
Australia and California are miae. I i
can foresee a panic a hundred years. I ,
have all the resources of the universe,
and I am your fa3t friend. When you .
get in business trouble or any other (
trouble, call on me, and I will help. .
Here is my hand in pledge of omnipo- ;
tent deliverance." How much should ,
that man worry? Not much. What ,
lion will dare to put his paw on that ,
Daniel? Is there not rest in this? Is ,
there not an eternal vacation in this? ,
' Oh," you say, k'here is a man who '
asked God for a blessing in a certain (
enterprise, and he lost $5,000 in it. (
| Explain mat.
1 will. Yonder is a factory, and one ,
! wheel is going north, and the othe !
f wheel is going south, and one wheel ,
plays laterally, and the other plays vertically.
I go to the manufacturer, and !
I say: "0 manufacturer, your machinery
is a contradiction! Why do you .
not make all the wheels go one way?"
"Well," he says, "I made them to go
in opposite directions on purpose, and (
they produce the riget result. You go .
down stairs and examine the carpets we .
ire turning out in this establishment,
and you will see.-' I go down on the
other floor, and I see the carpets, and
I am oblige to confess that, though the
wheels in that factory go in opposite
directions, they turn out a beautiful
result, and while I am standing there
looking at the exquisite fabric an old
Scripture passage comes into my mind.
"All things work together for good to
them who love God." Is there not a
tonic in that? is there not longevity
in that.
Suppose a man is all the time worried
about his reputation? One man says
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JUC iIUZ>, auutucx OCfcj- O UV/ m* ?** I
other says he is dishonest, and half' a
dozen printing establishments atttack
him. aca he is in a great state of excitement
and worry and fume and cannot
deep, but religion comes to him
itid ssjs: "}h?, God is on you? siae.
He will take caro of your reputation.
If G-od be for you, who can be against
7cu?" How much should that man
worry about hisreputatiou? Not much.
If that broker who some years ago in
\\ ail street, alter ne Had Jost money,
sat down and wrote a farewell letter to
his wife before he blew hi3 brains out
?if, instead of taking out of his pocket
a pistol, he had taken out a well
read New Testament, there would have
been one less suicide.
0 nervous and feverish people of the
worid. try this almighty scdai.ive! You
will live 25 years lunger under its
soothiog po>ver. It is not choloral that
\ou wantor morphine that you want.
it is the gospel of Jesus jurist.
"With long life will I satisfy him."
Again, practical religion is a friend
of longevity in the fact that it removes
all corroding care about a future exis
tence. E^ery man wants to know what
is to become of him. If you get on
board a rail train, you want to know at
what depot it is going to stop. If yon
get on board a ship, you want to know
into what harbor it is going to run. And
if you should tell me you have no in
terest ia what is to be your future destiny
I would, ia as polite a way as ]
know ho*, tell you 1 did not believe
you. Before I had this matter settled
with reference to my future existence
the que^ion almost worried me intc
ruined health. Th'.j anxieties men have
upon this subject put together woulc
make a martyrdom. This is a state oi
awful unhealthiaess. There are people
who fret themselves to death for feai
of dying. I wont to take the strain of
vour nerves and the depression o3. youi
soul, and I make two or three experi
ments. Experiment first: When yot
go out of this world, it does not mak(
any difference whether you have beei
good or bad, whether you believed trutl
or error, you will go straight to glory
''Impossible," you say. "My commor
sense as well as my religion teaches tha
the bad and the good cannot live to
gether forever. You give me no com
o . _ ii - i : i. >? x?
lore in tnat experiment. xuxpenux^u
the second: When you have this work
you will go into an intermediate state
where you can get converted and pre
pared for heaven.
"Impossible," you say. "As th<
tree falleth, so must it lie, and I canno
postpone to an intermediate state refor
mation which ought to have been ef
fected in this state." Experiment th<
third: There is no future world. Wi "
a man dies, that isi the last of him. i'
not worry about what you ire to do it
another state of being. You will redo
anything. "Impossible," you say.
"There is something that tells me lha
death is not the appendix, but the ] re
lace, to lire, xnere is somommg ma
tells me that on this side of the grave
I only get started and that I shall go 01
forever. Mv Dower to think says 'for
ever,'my affections say 'forever,' inj
capacity to enjoy or suffer, 'forever.''
Well, you defeat me in my three ex
periments. I have only one more t<
make, and if you defeat me in that ]
am exhausted. A mighty One on i
knoll back of Jerusalem one day, th<
skies filled with forked lightnings anc
the earth filled with volcanic distur
fcances, turned his pale and agonizec
face toward the heavens and said: "J
take the sins and sorrows of the age:
into mv own heart. I am the expiation
Witness, earth and heaven and hell, ]
am the expiation." And the hammei
struck him, and the spears puncturec
him, and heaven thundered. ';Th<
wages of sin is death!" "The soul tha:
sinneth, it shall die!" UI will by n(
means clearthe guilty!" Then then
was silence for naif an hour, and th<
lightnings were drawn back into th<
<.\,a 0l-rr a?A Aorf}
cvauu0.1V4 VX VJU^ kjaj, U.UV* VMV ?. ceased
to quiver, and all the colors o
the sky beg?a to shift into a rainbov
woven out of the falling tears of Jesus,
and there was red as of the bloodshed
diug, and there was blue as of th<
bruising, and there was green as of th<
heavenly foliage, and there was orang<
as of the day dawr., and along the lint
of the blue I saw the words, "I was
bruised for their iniquities," and alonj
the line of red I saw the wotds, "Thi
blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from al
s>iD," and along the line of the green ]
covr t-Vio urnrrla ''TIia lpavp? flf thf! TtV#
of Life for the healing of the nations,'
and along the line of the orange I
the words, "The day spring from or
high hath visited us," and then I saw
the storm was over, and the rainbow
rose higher and higher until it seemed
retreating to another heaven, and plantone
column of its colors on one sidt
t.hp ptprnal hilL and nlantiner the othei
column of its colors on the other side
the eternal hill, it rose upward and
upward, "and, behold, there was a rain
bow about the throDe," Accept that
sacrifice and quit worrying. Take the
tonic, the inspiration, the longevity, ol
this truth. Religion is sunshine; that
is health. Religian is fresh air and
pure water- they are healthy. Religion
is warmth- that is healthy. Ask all
the doctors, and they will tell you that
a quiet conscience and pleasant antici
pations are hygienic. Iofferjou ;>er
Pect peace now and hereafter.
What do you want in the future
world? Tell me, and you shall have it.
Orchards? There are the trees with
twelve manner of fruits, yielding fruit
svery month. Water scenery? There
is the river of Life from under the
throne of God, clear as crystal, and the
sea of glass mingled with fire. Do you
want music? There is the oratorio oi
the Creation led on by Adam, and the
oratorio of the Red sea led on by Moses
and the oratorio of the Messiah led on
uct. t>.?i O T*o r? flrol XT 7 f Vl
VJJ X AUi) nuuv VUV aiiuuuu^vi n ivu
swinging baton controls the 144,000
who made up the orchestra. Do you
want reunion? There are your children
waiting to kiss you, waiting to embrace
70U, waiting to twist garlands in your
hair. You have been accustomcd to
Dpen the door on this side of thesepulsher.
I open the door 011 the other
side of the sepulcher. You have been
accustomed to walk in the wet grass on
the top of the grave. I show you the
under side of the grave. The bottom
has fallen out, and the long ropes with
which the pallbearers let do^n youi
dead let them clear through into hearen.
Glory be to God for tins rooust,
healthy religion! It will have a tendency
to make you live long in this
world, and in the world to come yon
rciil have eternal life. "With Ions
life will I satisfy him."
Murdered by Moonshiners.
John L. Hanna, chicf of police of
Dalton, Ga., was shot and killed Wednesday
by three moonshiners whom he
was trying to arrest. A posse of 125
men was organized and started in pursuit
of the moonshiners. A speoia]
train carrying a party ef detectives, accompanied
by bloodhounds, have left
Chattanooga for Dalten to aid in the
capture of the murderers.
' I have used your 'Life for the Live:
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and
for Dyspepsia or any derangement of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as being
without an equal." James J. Osborne,
Attorney at Law, Boliston,
Henderson Jo., N. C. *
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|A Preacher Tells the HottesF
Earthquake Story Extant
MOUNTAINS THROWN DOWN
The Sea Swallowed by Yawn*
ing Earth. Islands Sank,
and Lakes Thrown On
Mountains.
Concerning the recent earthquaki
along the coast of Alaska, the Rev
Shfltlnn Jackson. educational acent f<?
I Alaska, writes as follows frosi iraqutat
under date of Sept. 17:
"The first shock was experienced oi
Saturday, Sept. 3, but being slight
; cau-ed no alarm. During the follow
L ing five hours there were 52 distinc
shocks, culminating at 3 p. m., in
shock so srvere that people of Yaquta
' were hurled violently across thei
; rooms, or if outside, they were throw
to the eround. while pictures fell frot
* the vralls and' dishes and crocker
crashed on the shelves, and house
! rocked and swayed and whirled whil
) the mission bell rang violently in th
' 9hakiDg church tower.
! "Panic-stricken the inhabitants r?
^ gained t.heir feet and attempted to fie
5 to the hills, only to be again and agai
r thrown to the earth; all the whil
^ shrieking, rolling and running the
r sought safety. Giiningthe hills an
looking seaward, they were transfixe
1 with horror as they siw a great tids
2 wave, apparently a wall of water 3
1 feet high, approaching with the spee
1 nf a rflc.p horse that wnnld enculf thei
village and sweep away their homes
1 Before the shore was reached th
t earth opened in the bottom of the ha]
" bor and into this chasm the tidal wav
spent its force and around it the se
1 swirled like a great maelstrom. Thi
1 saved the village from destructior
> The tide would rise 10 feet in the spac
" of four or five minutes and in an equa
ly short time go down again. Tb
i sudden fluctuations were frequently r<
t peated.
' 'Tents were pitched or: the hills bac
- of the village and nearly the whole poj
i ulation is camping out, fearing ths
: -mother tidal wave may come. Froi
. ] '?;ie 10th to the present there have bee
i i frequent shocks, one having occurre
t J this forenoon.
! l'\p?r TTnhhard (rlaftiftr. on Disei
t C'lantment bay, were encamped thre
- miners, A. Fieur, W. Rock and J.
t Johnson, and a mile from them at a
i elevation of 64 feet above the sej
1 Messrs. T. Smith, Cox and sons, c
- Falls and D. Stevens. When the heav
r shock on Saturday, the 16th, was e:
' perienced, the Fleur party had rigee
- a machine and were taking the oscilh
) tion of the earthquake's waycs, whe
[ without a moment's warniDg they wer
i thrown violently across the tent. A
? the same moment a large fresh watf
I lake back of their camp and about 4
? t ^ ?!i- ?j *-u
- ieei xrom it, was spin upeu <ma iu
i waters were thrown upon the cami
[ and before the miners could regai
3 their feet they were bsing swept out t
. sea. Then at almost the same tim
[ they were m3t by a tidal wave whic
r picked them up and not only washe
1 them ashore but over a hill 40 fe(
; high, sanding them on the crest of
c divide.
) "Regaining their feet they ran alon
i the crest with the tidal wave boilin
i and seething at their feet alongside th
} hill Afterwards one of the part
i found his baggage and clothes one an
f one half miles up on a mountain sid?
7 where the wave had left them. Grea
spruce forest for miles along the shor
- were uprooted, broken into pieces an
5 massed into great piles.' Large rock<
i weighieg 40 tons or more, were rollin
s over one another down the mountai
ill
; Uh.e su many pvuuics.
i "Hubbard G-.'acier, with its two and
I half miles of sea front, thousands c
i feet thick, extending for miles back t
1 thesurrmit of the mountain, brok
[ from its moorings and with a grindin
; roar that shook the surrounding hill
' moved bodily from a half to three
j quartern of a mile, into the sea. A larg
i reek, 15 feet wide, down whose be
' cataracts were rushiotr, was ffooded s
r that miners were unable to cross ove
co the camp on the opposite side. A fei
minures later it had sunk back to it
: former bed and later was again an irre
sistable, raging torrent. Mountain
rrra-ra fVii-narn (Inirn frhp <5f?a ftnftTlpd an<
[ portions of islands disappeared. Th
i earth opened in many places.
; "After the great shock had passe<
i and the miners commenced prepara
! tions to get away a boat with oars wa
; fotfnd a mile up the uountain side
. where it had been carried by the waves
. With this another boat was secured tha
n a. T
I was noaung on tue uay.
; "Iq these two small boats they start
ed for Yaqutat bay, forty-five mile
away. The first night they made cam
on a large moraine, one and a half mile
! fro.n the mountain, but an earthquak
during the night loosened a landslid
. that co /er^ not only the one and ,
; half miles of plains, but also their tent
i Digging out the tent and provision
i they again took to their boats. On th
: second night they were terrified b;
strange noises that issued from th
earth and their tent was blown t
shreds by the strange winds tha
i seemed to blow from every poin
of the compass as clouds were pour
. ing down torrents of water they fled t
their boats.
"Forcing their boats for mile
through fields of fresh forming ice, am
13 miles of rough sea, they at lengtl
reached Yakutat in safety. Humor
' are afloat that a portion of Cape St
Elias and Khantak island have disap
peared in the sea. Without doubt
i when scientific exploration of the moun
t St. Elhs region is made there will b
: found many physical changes."
Burglars Burn the Town.
The town ol Madison station, Mis?,
on the Illinois Central, was almost de
stroyed by fire at an early hour Firda;
morning. .Nearly all th^ Wi?*e
. houses and several dwel'irnr Ik. use
i were destroyed. Loss ab .uc
l Ti;e fire was .-.t.a~ud by burglars wh<
' had looted t:ie safe in one of the stores
Saw Mill Boiler Explodes.
A snecial to The News and Observe:
. from Rutherford ton, X. C.. says: Th<
boiler of a saw mill near town explod
ed at 12 o'clock today, fatally scaidinj
1 two white and one colored m^n and se
1 riously iujuring a white man name*
Pool. Pieces of the boiler were blowi
300 yards away.
Lynched in Cnba.
A dispatch from Havana says Seno
Sanchez, who was secretary of th<
municipal court in Union de Reyes
I province of Santa Clara, and formerly i
! a guerilla, was lynched Thursday. Th<
perpe..*tors are not known to the autho
ritics. Sacchez, who was shot to deatl
had the reputation of having committet
many crimes during the war.
i A BOLD FORGES, " I
i !
,!
11 He Haiis From Barnwsil County, j
This State.
TTT_ ... !
OLD HAND AT THE BUSlNtbS. |
* j Committed by Him in Augusta.
Tried to Pass Draft at Georgia
Railroad Bank and Was
Detected.
e A boUI forger, who hails from Barnwell
'T County, in this State, has recently at
, tempted to ply his trade in the city of
Augusta, Ga. His name is Blackwell
D and when arrested the police recognized
him as an old offender. About fifteen
t years ago lie passed a payed check on
a an Au*usia firm for which he was ar,fc
rested on this sice the Savannah river
p
n by an ofncc-r of the police force of Au
a gusta. He was captured at Lis home
y in Barnwell and Carried back to Auguss
ta without requisition papers. Gover6
nor Richardson was Governor at the
e
time and he had the Georgia officer
! prosecuted for kidnapping. The case
8 was tried in Augusta and the state of
Q South Carolina was represented by A?^
e torney General Earle, now dead, and
t he state of Georgia by Attorney I! utchj
er. Matters were finally adjusted, and
^ the prisoner being wanted in South
Carolina for a similar offense, was
V brought here and imprisoned. He afterwards
was imprisoned in the peni11
tentiary of the state of Georgia. T lis
was for the same charge and he receive
ed a penalty of nine 3 ears. He only
r~ served four years, for in December,
e 1892, he was pardoned by Governor
a Northen.
's Blackweil is a man 0? about 50 years
u of age and ef medium height. To see
,e him in a crowd he would not be no^
Va io fn * ?r*/\m ri-,*??noconcai n cr
LHJCU^ XUi 10 ia: uvut
f but his blue eyes are searching and as
strong as those of a panther. He wore
, a short mustache, black and stubby
and his complexion was sallow. When
arrested on his person was found sevI
eral checks, a stamping outfit. $1.50
II in. change, a pipe and tobacco etc. The
j? following account of his methods is
taken from the Augusta Chronicle:
About three we'ks ago a man atl'
tempted to pass a check on the firm of
f H. J. Porter bearing the signature of
" the Perkins Manufacturing company.
n The attempt was unsuccessful, but unr'
fortunately the forger escaped. This
.* was one of the fellow's tricks. About
7 three months ago the same man passed
j a check on Day & Taanahili for $125,
u signed by the Lombard Iron worics. A
Q short time before that he passed one on
the Irish-Americaa Savings bank for
t $100. These are the cases known so
' far. There no doabt are others who have
q been taken in by this swindler, buc up
to this time these are the only cases rs'
ported in Augusta. H^s 'scheme was a
^ smooth one and calculate! to fjol tbe
average person. In some cases he
would wait until af er banking hours,
? f 1 T? ? .1 _ A 4 ^ ^
^ as He did at i'Oriers, at:u preij'iUi me
^ check with a letter from the siguer ask.
ing as a personal favor that the money
be advanced the n ai, that some relative
had jait died, please excuse the
oversight in sending Lafterbanking
2 hours,-etc., etc.
| When arrested he was out expecting
to net $550, because on his person was
j found a draft for $150 and a chcck for
4 $100. Besides these two w^r* i'juud a
^ check dra*n in*favor of F. M King
(the forgor), dated Sept. 14th, and sign
^ ed by the Perkins Mfg. Co., al o a draft
- payable to A 31. Kiog (another com j
' deplume), drawa on Mcs>rs. Dan-Of
? & Farg) of A-;gus:a by Willcox &
Gribbes, of Waynesboro, bearing th?date
of Sopt. 21. This draft was fo;
? the amount of $250 an I was endorsed
by Davison & Fargo and counfc-rjigneo
0 ' ' * * Xy" "? - - J - i\ Am
e by A. i>i ivng ana w..s cue isl
The first draft refotri'i to was the onf
| he was caught on. He [ r -seuted with
this draft a letter, which read as fol'
lows:
i Augu-ta, G i , Sept 22
To Whom it May Concert.-:
' We tak? pleasure in mating that we
' are personally acquainted with Wm. B.
Willcwr, he beirga relative by mar
riage. We are also familiar with his
' sigoature. Wt* are acquainted, too,
j wit'i J W. MePher-oa. Both parties are
e perfectly ;espoi?ible for my amount.
Wc \sill a o uh for them. You may hold
^ us responsible f >r draft if you prefer.
Verv trulv.
'* Perkins Mfg Co
George E Icale.
On the ba k of the envelope was writj
ten in pencil the name of McPhersen.
ffhile the face of the envelope bore the
words written with a blue ; pencil, 'To
' whcra it may concern.''
* The draft reid as foljo.v.-:
g Waynesboro, Ga., Sept. 2nd, 1S99.
John Flannery& (Jo., Savannab, Ga.
Thirty dajs after date.
~ Pay to A. C. Walker, or bearer, $450.
Oarsre to account of
"s " J. W. Willcox & Co
e The drafwbore four revenue stamps,
cancelled with writing ink by the iaitials
J. W. & Co., atd was endorsed
r> I by fi?e business men of Augusta.
t When presented to the Georgia Jtiailroad
Bank it didn't take the cashier
a second to tell that the draft was bogus
and Blackwell was the sufferer thereby.
The check, dated Sept. 22d, was enc!o3eJ
i:i an envelope bearing on its
j face, 'To any merchant who will oblige
k us," written in the same hesitating
hand, with a blue pencil. In the corner,
enclosed in brackets, were the
words 41By hand," The check was
made out as follows:
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 22d, 1S99.
0 Georgia Railroad Back. Pay to F.
M. King, or order $100. Charge to account
of
"n?
JffcKivOS .'ifn. Vvw.,
George E. Toale.
I FortUT?2t.-.]y he didn't have a chance
r to t.-r 5ns i?ar:d with the check. The
a j it lit r accompanying this check was
s j similar to the one he tired on H. J.
Puvter, and was signed as the former
0 one, by Mr. George E. Toale. A per
son, in looking at the checks, is struck
with the different colors of ink used
and, in fact, the general get-up would
r lead one to believe them genuine. One
? of the most prominent business men
- in the city looked at the forged signar
ture of Mr. Toaie Mr. Toale said
- that it couldn't be told from the genu1
ine. The man was indentified further
- - on i_ 11 j
i j by Mr. Uay. ol Uay cz lannamu. ana i
Mr. Porter. The former's fall name is
Fred A. Blackwell. To say that he is a
slick article would be putting the thing
r light. He is merely a polished forger
s of the latter day sort and the people at
, large can compliment themselves on
i the riddance of such a shark. A repor
s terfor The Chronicle had a talk with
- the man while he was confined at police
i barracks. He had nothiDgto say exi
cept that he was caught and admitted
his rascality.
FERTILIZER TRUST. I
I
Three Large Charleston Factories j.
UUt I 0 ir, J
LARGE PROFITS MADE. I
2
Factoriss Bought 8 Years Ago for
$150,000, Purchased by t
Virginia-Carolina Com- T
I
pany for $400,000
The Charleston correspondent of The 1
State says the deal which has been e
0
pending for several weeks between the c
Virginia-Caroliua company and the t
Standard and the Imperial Fertilizer *
companies for the purchase of the lat- e
tcr by the former was definitely con- t
eluded last week, and the money was c
paid over and the stock delivered. The 0
Oakland Mioing company, which has a c
l'iase on the St. Andrew's property on 1
Stono river, was also included in the (
deal and was sold along with the maun- ]
f tCturiDg companies to the Virginia- {
Carolina company. j
The Standard brought $195 per
share, makicg in rouud numbers a >
nnrr?h;?Ro nf ?400 000 fr~- the com
, XT ? *
pany. ]
Thpi Imperial brought $140 per share,
*or $245,000 total.
Tbe Oaklaud, with a capital stock of
$10,000, was bought for$36,000.
The companies were bought outright,
except the Oakland, the profits of which
up to date are retained by the old owners.
The stock, plans, products, assets
3 ^ ?;ii ./ .t . J ? J ? J i.l_ -
ana gooa win 01 cne oiauuaru auu me
Imperial pass into the possession of the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical company.
Mr. G. Walter Mclver, manager of
the Imperial, is engaged by the Virginia-Carolina
company as general
xnanager of the sales department for
South Carolina. Mr. A. W. Rhett, superintendent
of the Standard and the
Imperial works becomes general superintendent
of all the Virginia-Carolina
company's works about Charleston, Mr.
o vr nr iU ?
l. iu. vvanug, njttuagei ui tuc umuuard,
was offered an engagement with
the Virgicia-Carolina company, but it
is understood he will make other engagements.
Ochers of the forces of the absorbed
companies are engaged, and as
many as possible are provided for.
The Virginia-Carolina company now
owns all the fertilizer manufactories
about Charleston, with the exception
of the Ashepoo, the Edisto, the Re*d
and the Eciwan. It is said that negotiations
are pending for the purchase of
the first named of these companies. If
these are closed, the Eiisto and the
Read wili be the only independent active
companies in Charleston, as the
Etiwan has not been operated for several
years.
The Oikland Mining company purchased
Tuesday has a capacity of about
25.000 tons of rock a year, which may
i.-e increased to 35.000 tons. The Virginia-Carolina
company, with this and
the p.nritraets it h >lds .with other com
panics and the cipacity of its own
Cherokee mines, will have a supply of
rock equal to its great demand.
The -leal was closed at a great advantage
to the Charleston owners. The
Standard company, which sold for over
$400,COO, was bought in about eight
years ago for $150,000. T&e Imperial ,
company shows an enhanced value almost
as great.
The Virginia-Carolina company's fac- .
tories now comprise the following in
Charleston: Berkeley, Ashley, Chicora.
Arlantic, Wappoo, Stono, Wando, Inn- ,
perial and Standard. .
STANLEY'SjNEW ANECDOTES |
He Illustrates the Ignorance About :
Africa 21 Years Asro.
~ I
It Is twenty-one years since Henry M.
Stanley's celebrated book "Through i
the Dark Continent" was printed. It i
told the thrilling story of his Journey
through Africa, in which he made his
boat survey of Victoria Nyanza and followed
the Congo from its upper waters
to the sea. A new edition of the book
is about to appear and Stanley has
written a long preface for it, in which
he tells of the remarkable changes that
have taken place in the regions described
in tho book. He has sent the
preface to the geographer, Warners, of
I Brussels, and the first installment of it
has appeared in Le Mouvement Gecj
graphique in advance of the appearI
ance of the book. A few extracts from .
this part of the preface are reproduced 1
here. Obviously, Mr. Stanley's exact
language cannot be given, as the extracts
are translated from the French. '
"As a striking Instance of the general j
indifference in Great Britain to all I
had written about Africa in the year
1878 (when this book appeared) I re
| member ail interview Detween wo
members of the council of the Royal
Geographical Society and myself. The 1
gentlemen were calling on me, and one
of them, observing my manuscript map 1
of the Congo hanging on the wall and 1
the annotation I had made along the '
river's course, turned to me with the '
remark: !
"How long do you think it will be 1
before a white man sees Stanley Falls 1
again?" (
" 'Perhaps two or three years,' I re
pneu.
" "Two or three years!' lie exclaimed. '
"Why, I expected to hear you say fifty
years at least.' 1
"'Fifty years!' said I. 'I em ready '
to wager that within twenty years '
there will be no part of the continent <
100 miles square that will not have
been explored.' '
" 'I accept the wager, and will make
the sum $50, if agreeable to you/ said 1
my caller. 1
"The bet was made, the twenty years i
have at last expired, and, though I do
not pretend to say that I have won the
bet, I do assert that my prediction has ,
been almost completely confirmed by
the facts. . (
"The same year Sir Rutherford AIcock,
president of the Royal Geograph- ]
ical society, remarked in his annual
address that I had expressed the opln- '<
ion to him that if sufficient money were
expended Africa could not only be ex- J
nlored but also Dacified and civilized. ,
I did not think there was anything surprising
in the statement, but Sir Rutherford
mu3t have thought it worthy of
reproduction or he would not hay?
mentioned it. I speak of the matter f
only to show the prevailing ignorance
In all circles at that time of matters
relating to Africa.
"Seven years later I was Introduced
hy a canon of Weatir \~isr to a well
known bishop, and 6* ) vaa talking
to him about the Congo he smilingly
remarked:
" 'This is all very interesting, but, to
tell the truth, I do not know that I
snouiu ue iioie lu uuu cue \juu5u uu.
the map.'
"You may imagine my surprise. All
the newspapers of the country had
been printing every day for a year .
news of one sort or another about the
Berlin conference and its results, and
I certainly supposed that a prince of
the church would know something ,
rbout it. But his indifference to the J
large events '.hat were passing In Afri- '
ca was so great that he did not even. <
know the name of the Congo!"?New 1
York Sun. {
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I
JUHiefcJUUUUg awui a H C fV
nsurance Contract "W ritten
>7 the Mutual Life
nsurance Company of
?ew York, Richard A.
tlcCurdy, President,
vhich is Attracting Much
attention Among
business Men.
'he geaer al putlie attention which has
n cm cent rated upon the new policy of
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New '
i rk has d? monstrated the fact that as a
i eral ai-d attractive contract its equal has 7
i ver bren offered to the public; it is pcsie
?hat tome of its advantages may have
>e n overlooked by jou, and it is to this end
latwe desire to call your attention to the
illowing comparisons with the guarantees
if other companies, which will prove conilusively
(hat tiiis policy is not equalled by
har. of any other company. 1
prtw /*rtm va will nao a. 810 (TOO I ?
-imi'ed 20-Psyment Life Policy, 20-Year 8
5i?tribution, at 8ge 35, which is the kind of s
jolicy use ally illustrated by different ?om- c
Janice:
** t
WUTUAL LIF3. ** |
Premiums $368.70. Guaranteed k
Cash Value at end of 20 years, $6,310 00
S'EW YORK LIFE.
Premium $383.40. Guaranteed
Cash Value at end of 20
years 6,090.00
Mutual Life returns orer New
York Life. $220 00 I
Mutual Life saving in premium
- $14.70 for 20 years compoun ded
at 4 per cent 454.97
I
Net eavbg in favor of Mutual
Life $674.97 |
MUTUAL LIFE.
Premium $368.70. Guaranteed '
Cash Value at end of 20
years $6,31000 (
EQUrrAB;JJ. ]
Prtmium 5383.40. Guaranteed ( J
Cash Value at ?nd of 20
years 6,100.00
Mutual Life returns oxer Equitable
.. 5210.00
Mutaal Life savicg in premium
$14 ^0 for 20 years compound- (
ed at 4 per cent? 454.97
]
Net sating in f*ror of Mutual <
Life ?5 664.97 ]
MUTUAL LIFE.
Premium $368.70. Gaarantsed.
Caan Value at end of 20 yea~-<$b, 310 CO
MUrUA.li BJ5NEFIT.
Premium $339.70. Guaranteed
.^j^Cash. ;V?lue at end of 20
years $4,809.20
^Mutual Life return^ oyer Mu
tnalJJenefit ." $ ,500.80
Mumal^Benefit eaving -in premium
$29.00 for 2i) year*
^SSfcomDounded at 4 oer cent? 867.20
tNet saving in favor of Mutual
Life $633.60
MUTUAL LIFE.
Premium $868.70. Guaranteed
l ash. Value at end of 20 jears-$6,310 00
&.ETNA..
Premium $318.70 Guaranteed
Cash Value at end of 20 years.$4,044.82
Mutual Life returns7?'over
) OH IO
f
^Aetnafaving in premium* $49,00
for 20 years compounded at 4
per cenu 1,487.48
* Net saviog in favor of Mutual
Life $777 70
All of the above figures *re taken at the
end < f a ?0 year period, although the guartntees
given by this Company all through
be diflerent years are larger than [those of ]
Dther companies. * ,
It sbou.'d be remembered that the surplus
retui s are noti*ken into contideration in
thei-e comparisons. which, "with the fact thai I
the * utoal Life dividends on distribution f
policies are very large, proves conclusively (
ihat tbere is no policy like this new contract,
THE MUTUAL LIFE POLICY
PROVIDES FOR
Loans a: 5 per cent, per annum at any time
after three yeara.
fash value after three years.
Autcm&uc paid up insurance.
Extended insurance
rhirfy dajs' grace in the payment of premiums.
The New Toik Life and Equitable policies
provide for loans only on the anniversary of
he policy *nd within thirty days thereafter
while loans will be granted at'any time dar
Lug the year on the Mutual Life policy. To
loan on a policy only one month cut of twelve
w uM be something like a bank making
loattB to its customers oaly once & month out
oi the year a limitation which would offer '
out little accommodation to the depositor.
Neither loau nor cash value is *iven on the
AfetYiQ. Tin til fv fun -warn-vm avi A ?.
ihe expiration of any policy 3 ear thereafter;
while The Mutual life gives both at any time
ifter three years.
IntheN?w fork Life and the Equ table
:ash dividends cannot, be applied to pur
:hase additional insaraace thus making the
amount more than the face of the policy,
unless the insured famishes a certificate of
good health The Mutual Life will make (
the dividend additions without re ejamina- E
ion, if so elected two years before the end g
>f ihe distribution period.
The severest criticism which rival compa
ties and agents have made on the new policy
A the Mutual Life is that "it U too liberal,"
which is really the highest indorsement that I
my pol:cy has ever received, and one that I
will obtain for it the preference over any
jther offered by any company. With such a (
contract, issued by the Great Mutual Life, |
wiih assets of $277 000,000.00, and a sarf.lu9
>1 ?44.000,000.00. with an incon in 1898 ..f
>ver $55 000 OUO.OO, there can Ss nothing
surer, fa'er or better either as a financial in
vestment or as a protection for the family
igainet the possibil.ties of future disaster.
_a??~ t
B
[ was born on the 11
e
lay of. and year 18 ?
o
Vly full name i? SJy
address is
Amount of ioburance desired $
Married or single T ^
...i
ror luixncr psrucuiar? mi vuw mw ^yupvu
ind send to
F. H. HYATT,
GENEBAl AGENT j
FOR THE CAROLINAS
COLUMBIA, S. C. j
surgeon mils nimieu Si
The following was received at the !
war department Wednesday morning: !
Ut. John Henry Jouass, acting assis- j
:ant surgeon, U. S. A., committed sui- j
;ide by shooting himself at sea on 5
:>oard transport Burnside at 1:45 p. m.; ]
Sept. 26th. Body on board. 3
J. C. Dougherty, j
SurgeonU. S. A., traaiport Burnside. j
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Ew- IS u3
What Would the Business -i
World Do Without Us? -. J
H
We know our business and we always hare
imployment. We secured our trai&ir gatthe
COLUMBIA BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Columbia, S. C.,
>nd would advice you to do liiewise if you
[ sire the b st in the cuntry No other
chool has a more thorough business course. ?
k simpler or easier learned shorthand cour^
>r more successful graduates.
Their catalogue gives fuli iaforoaifon as
o courses of study, rates of tuition. Wrd,
ecuriog positions, and other inducements.
Jend for it and tame the course wanted. ,
Address, W. B. NEWBERRY,
4t President.
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MACHINERY AND
MILL SUPPLIES OF 1
EVERY DESCRIPTION. J
It is now unseasonable to
'Talk" Cotton Ginning Machinery,
but it is the time for you to
place your orders for?
ELI'!? BULLEPS,
RICE THRKSERS,
GRIST MIL A %
8 4.W MILLS,
WOOD WORKING MACHINERY,
ENGINES iND BOILERS,
And many otaer usefai and ne;esaary ma- shines
we might mention.
If yon want the best value for your
noney, consult your ir t*r?st by writing or
sailing on us for prices and estimates before
placing your orders.
Large Stocks.
Prompt Shipments.
Lowest Prices Consistent With ^
. "Honest Goods." m
W. H. Gibhas & So..
COLUMBIA, S. C. I
^
'M
' " I '< K
Ginning
Machinery. J
rhe Smith Pneumatic Suction m
Elevating, Ginning and
. rac&ing tystero
[s the simplest, and most efficient oo^H
the market. Forty-eight complete fl
outfits in South Carolina; each
one giviDg absolute
satisfaction. fl
Boilers and Engines;
^Talve, Automatic and Corlissr
My Light and Heavy Log Beam Saw t
Mills cannot be equalled in design, eficiency
or price by any dealer or manu ~
:ajturer in the South.
Write for prices and catalogues. ><|
V. C. Badham, |
1326 Main Street,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
KIDNEY, I
BLADDER,.CttlSAR' AND ^
LIVER J
)I8EA.f*ES, DTSPEPSU, INDIGESTION
AND C ?N3rJPAT10N" P( WlflV?Lr
LUB*D BT THE <>F
Db. HILTON'S 1
LIFE
FOR TSE
Lira inn pro. |
A vegetable preparation, wherever kaowa
be m, etyp^puUc of all remedies b_c*08? ?he
Qost effeoni *1.
Sold wholesale by? '
The Murray Drug Co. Columbia.
Dr. H. Baer. Charleston, 8. C.
Hacfeafs
Siubooi of
SHDRT1ARD -h
?A.TD? ^
TYPEWRITING
COLUMBIA, S. C. ? r "
This Sclicol fc^s tac reputation of being the
basinet m-jtituzroQ. in Sist?. GrsdLatfea
iTo boldrog re^tmoratrve positions in
nercantiie aoesea, biuking, insurance, real
state., raf r*ad offices, &c., in this anS other
itetes. Write to W. H. Mtcfeat,
igrapberG^-nMl'Ti*. 3 iv
To get strong |
and healthy use I
one bottle Murray's
Iron Mix- gl
rUBE. Price 50c M
I mv m
jnt business cocdceted for Moderate fees. <1
Ou* Office is Opposite u. 8. patent Office '
and we old secure patent in lacs line than those; |
remote from Washington. ,i Send
model, drawing or yb'rto., with deserip- j
Hon. We advise, if patentable or not, free ofj .
charge. Our fee not due till pate.it is secured. , i
A Pamphlet, **How to Obtain i'atecus," with'! v
cost of same in the U. S. and fan ign cobs tries |
sent firae. Address, . < J
C.A.SNOW&CO.
Opp. Patent Office, Washington, O. S. ' v

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