Dr. Talmags on the Glories of the
THERE ARE MANY ROOMS,
And There is a Place For All of
God's Children. The Family
Room ~ and Its Blessed
In a unique way the heavenly vrorM j
is di?coursed upou by Dr. Ta Image ia I
tbis sermen UDdcr the figure of a home;
text, John xiv, 2, ';In my Father's
house are many rooms."
0 Krtftio medicine that is a !
i-LW C AO t? 4/v4?.?v v are
all. The disciples were sad, and
Chrift offered beaven as an alterative,
a stimulant and a touic. He shows
them that their sorrows aie only a dark
"background of a bright picture of coming
felicity. He lets them know that,
though now they live on the lowlands,
they shall yet have a hou'e on the uplands.
Nearly all the Bible descriptions
of heaven may be figurative. I
am not positive that in all heawn there
is a literal crown or harp or pearly gste
o? throne or chariot. They may be only
used to illustrate the glories of the
place, but how well they do it! The
favorite symbol by which the Bible
presents celestial happiness is a hcuse.
Paul, who never owned a hcuse, al1
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iQOUgQ ne liireu xui t??v
Italy, speaks of heaven as a "house not
made with hands," and Christ in our
text, the translation of which is a little
hanged, so as to Rive the more accurate
meaning, says, "In my Father's house
are many rooms."
This divinely authorized comparison
of heaven to a great homestead of large
accommodations I propose to carry out.
In some healthy neighborhood a man
builds a very commodious habitation.
He must have room for all his children.
The rooms come to be called after the
different members of the family. That
is mother's room, that is George's room,
that is Henry's room, that is Flora's
room, that is Mary's room, and the
house is all occupied. But time goes
by, and the sons go out into the world
and build their own homes, and the
d*.n?rhtf?r3 are rnarrLd or have talents
enough sing-y to go out and do a good
woik in the world. After awhile the
father and mother are almost alone in
the big house, and, seated by the evening
stand, they say, "Well, our family
is no larger now than when we started
together 40 years ago." Bat time goes
till farther by, and some of the children
are unfortunate and return to the
old homestead to live, and the grandchildren
come with them and perhaps
jreat-grandchildren, and again the
bouse is full.
Millennia ago God built on the hills
ef heaven a great homestead for a family
innumerable, yet to be. At first he
lived alone in that great hou?e, but after
awhile it was oecu_- ied by a very
large family, cherubic, seraphic,angelio.
The eternities passed on, and many of
the inhabitants became wayward and
left, never to return, and many of the
apartments were vacated. I refer to
the fallen angels. 2s ow t'aese apartments
are filling up a^aia. Ihere are
arrivals at the old homestead of God's
hildren every day, and the day will
come when there will be no unoccupied
room in all the house.
As you and I expect to enter it and
make there eternal residence, I thought
you would like to get some more particulars
about the many roomed homestead.
"In my Fathers house are many
rooms." You see, the place is to be
apportioned off into apartments. We
hall love all who are in heavc-n, but
there are some very good people whom
we would not want to live with in the
i?me room. They may be better than
we are, but they are of a divergent
temperament. We would like to meet
with them on the gelden street3 and
worship with them in the temple and
walk with them on the river banks, but
I am glad to say that we shall live in
different apartments. "In my Fathers
house are many rooms.'' You see,
keaven will be so large that if one wants
an entire room to himself or herself it
can be afforded.
An ingenious statistician, taking the
statement made in Revelation, twentyfirst
chaptcr, that the heavenly Jerusalem
was measured aud found to be 12,
000 furlongs and that the Jength auc
and height auu on.^d.L- oi i*. axe equ-l. ;
ays that wculd make heaven in y.z<?
948 sextillion 988 quintillion cubic fcti,
and then, reserving a certain porii
for the court of heaven and the streets
and estimating that the world may last
a hundred thousand years, he ciphers
out that there are over 5,000,000,000,000
rooms, each room IT feet long,
16 feet wide, 15 feet high. But I
have no faith in the accuracy of
that calculation. He makes the rooms
fc:o small. From all I can read, the
rooms will be palatial, and those who
tare not had enough room in this world
will have plenty of room at the last.
The fact is that most people in this
world are crowded, and, though out on
a vast prairie or in a mountain district
people may have more room than they
want, inmost cases it is house built
lose to house, and the streets are
and t.hft is nrnwder! Viv
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ther cradles, and the graves crowded
in the cemetery by oiher graves, aad
one of the richest luxuries of many
people in getting out of thi3 world will
be the gaining of unhindered and uncramped
room. Ana I should not
wonder if, instead of the room that the
statistician ciphered out as only 17 foct
by 16, it should be larger than any of
the roome at Berlin. St. James or Winter
palace. "In my Father o house are
Carrying out still further the symboliim
of the text, let us join hands and
fo np to this majestic homstead and see
for ourselves. As we ascend the golden
steps an invisible guardsman swings
open the front door, and we are ushered
to the right into the reception room of
the old homestead. That is the place
where we first meet the welcome of
heaven. There must be a place where
the departed spirit enters and a place
in which it confronts the inhabitants
telestial. The reception room of the
newly arrived from this world?what
scenes it must h-ve witnessed since the
first guest arrived, the victim of the
finfc Iratricide, pious Abel! In that
room Christ lovingly greets all newcomers.
He ledeemed them, and he
has the right to the first embrace on arrival.
What a minute when the astended
spirit first sees the Lord! Bettor
than all we ever read about him or
talked about him or sang about hira in |
all the churches and through ail our
earthly lifetime wiil it be. just for one
second, to see hiai. The most rapturous
idea we ever had of bim on sacramental
days or at the height of ?ome
great revival or under the uplifted
bawn of an oratorio is a bankruptcy of
thought compared with the first flash of
his appearance in that reception room. I
At that moment -when you confront
each other. Christ booking upon you
and jou looking upon Christ, thore
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sill be an ecstauc itirm suu su^iu^ m
emotion that beggar all description.
! Look! They need no iatrodcetion.
Long ago Christ chose that repentant
sinner, and that repentant sijr.er chose
! Christ Mightiest moment cf an immortsi
history?the first kiss of heaven!
Jesus and the 3cul! The soul and
But now into that roceptiun room
pour the gloriStd kinsfolks, enough cf
earthly retention to let ^oukLOtf tr:em,
! but without their wounds or tbeir
I ,-ickness or their troables?see what
Leaven has done for them?so radiant,
so gleeful, so transporting lovely I
( They cail you by caixe. They greet
you with an srior proportioned to the
i arguish of your parting and the length
of your generation. Father! Mother!
There is jour chiid. Sisters! Broth- i
| trs! Friends! I wi=Ji you joy. For
; veers apart, together a^ain in the
reception room of the old homestead.
You see, they will i*now you are corn-.
! iiig. There are so many immortals
| filling all the spaces between here and
heaven that news like that files like
i lightning. They will be there in an
instant. Though they wero in some
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other Korid on errana irom u-fia, a
j-igoal wonld be thrown that would
felch them. Though you might at nrst
feel dazed and overawed at their supernal
splendor, ail that feeling will be
gone at their fi'st touch of heavenly
salutation, and we will say: ''Oh, my
lo<t boy!"' *'Oh, my lost companion! '
' Oh my Just friend! Are we here to
gether?"' What scenes in that reception
room of the old homestead have
been witnessed! There met Joseph
and Jacob, fiaaiDg it a brighter ro>m
than anything they saw in Pharaoh'*
pakce; David aud the little child for
whom be once fasted and vrept; Mary
acid Lazirus after the heartbreak el
Bethany; Timothy and grandmother
Lois:-IsabcIla Graham atid her aailor
son; Alfred and George Cookmaa, the
mystery of the sea at last made mani
fest; Luther and Magdaiene, the
the daughter he bemoaned; John
Howard and the prisoners whom he
gospeliz-.id. and multitudes without
number who, once so weary and so sad,
parted on earth, but gloriously met in
heaven. Among all the rooms of that
house there is no one that more enraptures
my soul than that reception room.
"In my Father's house are many
Another room in our Father's house
is the throneroom. We belong to the
rojal family. The b-ood of King Jesus
flows in our veins, so we have a right
to enter the throneroom. It is no easy
thing on earth to get through even the
outside door of a king's residence.
Daring the Franco-German war. one
eventide in the summer of 1870, I
stood studying the exquisite sculpturing
of the gate of the Tuiieries, Paris.
Lost in admiration of the wonderful
art of that gate, I knew not that I wis
exciting suspicion. Lowering my eyes
to the crowds of people, I found myself
being closely inspected by the gov
ernment officials, who, from my complexion,
judged me to be a German and
that for some belligerant purpose I
Ka ATaminin? the sates of the
pilace. My explanation in very poor
French did not satisfy them and they followed
me long distances UDtil I reached
my hotel and were not satisfied until
from my landlord they found that I was
only an inoffensive American. The
gates of earthl? places are carefully
guarded, and, if so. how much more tne
throneroom! A dazzling palace is it
for mirrors and all costly art. Xo one
who ever saw the thronproora of the
first and only Xapnleon will ever forgat
the letter N embroidered in purple and
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gOIQ Oil tne upnoisrery ui cumr auu
window, the letter X gilded on the wall,
the letter X chased oa the chalices, the
letter X flamiDg from the ceiling.
What a conflagration of brilliance the
throneroom of Charles Immanuel of
Sardinia, of Ferdinand of Spain, of
Elizabeth of Ejgiand, of Bodiface of
ltalj! Bat the throneroom of our
Father's house hath a glory eclipsing
all the thronerooms that ever saw
scepter wave or crown glitter or ioreign
embassador bow, for our Father's throne
is a throne ft grace, a throne of mercy,
a throne of holiness, a throne of justice,
a throne of universal dominion. We
need not stand shivering and cowering
before it, for our Father says we may
yet one day come up and sit on it
beside bim. '"To him that overcometh
will I grant to sit with me in my
throne." You see we are princes and
rincesses. Perhaps now we move
lbout incognito, as Peter the Great in
the garb of a ship carpenter at Amsterdam
or as Queen Tirzahin the dress of
a peasant woman seeking the prophet for
her child's cure; but it will be found out
Txr?k o ra TT7 K ^>r? * ro <rA f
anuiig nuv n v mv r .i v
into the tbroneroom. Aye, we need
not wait until then. We may by
prayer and song and spiritual uplifting
this moment enter the throneroom. 0
King, live forever: We touch the
scepter and prostrate ourselves at thy
The crown of tbc royal family of this
world are tossed about from generation
to generation, atd from family to
family. There are men comparatively
young in l^rlia who have seen the
crown on three emperors. But whereever
the cornets of this world rise or
fall they are destined to meet in one
placo. And I look and see them coming
from north and south and ea3t and
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west, trie opamsn crown, tne uaiian
crown, the English crown, the Turkish
crown, the Russian crown, the Persian
crown?aye, all the crowns from under
the great archivolt of heaven?and
while I watch and wonder they are all
flung in rain of diamonds around the
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run.
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
Till onn c.Vin 11 riao i?nf1 cet m\ mriro
Oh, that throneroom of Christ! "In
my Father s house are many rooms."
Another room in our Father's house
is the music room. St. John and other
Bible writers talk so much about the
music of heaven that there must be
music there, perhaps not such as on
earth was thummed from trembling
c'-rincr nr pvntpf' bv frvnfVi nf
ivory key, but if not that, then something
better. There are so many
Christian harpists and composers and
Christian organists and Christian
choristers and Christian hymnologists
that have gone up from earth, there
must be tor them some nlace of
especial delectation. Shall we nave
music in this world of discords and no
music in the land of complete harmony?
I cannot give you the notes of the first
bar of the new soDg that is sung in
heaven. I cannot imagine either the
solo or the doxology. But heaven
means music, acd can mean nothiDg
! else. Occasionally that music has
j escaped the gate. Dr. Fuller, dying at
! Beaufort, S C-, said, "Do you not
hear?" ''Hear what?" exclaimed the
bystanders. "The music! Lift me
up! Open the windows!"
In that music room of our Father's
house you will some day meet the old i
i .to??? 11 tl irmasters.
Mozart and Handel anc Men*
d^lsohn and Beethoven and Djddrldge.
wiose sicred poetry was as remarkable
as his sacred pros^, aod James Montgomery,
and William Cowp^r, at last
got rid of his spiritual melancholy, aod
Bishop Heber, who saDg of ''Greenland's
icy mountains and India's coral
strand," aad Dr. Raffles, who wrote of
"Hub in yonder realms of light,'" and
Isaac Watts, who went to visit Thomas
Ahnev and wife for a week, but proved
himself so agreeable a guest that they
made him stay 3B year?, aad side by
side Augustus Toplady, who has got
over his dislike for Methodists, and
Charles Wesley, freed from his dislike
for Calvinists, and George W. Betkuce,
as sweet a soogster as he was great as
tKo n? * * T h * Vll.
Ch uti ?UU UUV u UbMVl. V& A JUV V AA
lage Hymns," and many who wrote in
verse or song, in ctarch or by eventide
cradle and many vrho were passionately
fond of music, but co'ild make
none themselves, the poorest siager
there more than any earthly prima
donna and the poorest players there
more than any earthly Gottschalk. Ob,
that music room, the headquarters of
cadence and rhythm, symphony and
chant, psalm and antiphon' May we
b? there some hour when Haydn sits at
the keys of one of his own oratorios,
and David the psalmist fingers the
haip, and Miriam of the Red Sea ba*.ks
claps the cymbals, and Gabriel puis
his lips to the trumpet and the four
and twenty elders chant, and Liiid and
.farepa render matchless duet in the
musio room of the old heavenly homestead!
"In my Father's house are
Another room in our Father's house
will be the family room. It may correspond
somewhat with the family
mom on earth. At moraine and even
iDg, you kuow, that is the place we
dow meet. Though gvery member of
the household have a separate room,
in the family loom they all gather,
and joys and sorrows and experiences
of all styles are there rehearsed.
Sacred room iu &U our dwellings,
whether it be luxurious with ottomans
and divans and books in Russian
lids standing in mahogany case or there
be only a few plain chairs and a cradle.
So the family room on high will be the
place where the kinsfolk assemble and
talk over the family experiences of
earLli. the weddings, the births, the
burials, the festal days of Christmas
and Thanksgiving reunion. Will the
children departed remain children
there? Oh, no! Everything is perfect
there. The child will go ahead to glorifield
maturity, and the aged will ?
back to glorified maturity. The risii.
sun of the one will rise to meridiat
and the descending sun of the oth<
will return to meridian. Howev<.
much we lov? our children on eartL.
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Te would coDSiuer it a uuuieauu uibaster
if they staid children, and so w.?
rejoice at their growth here. And
when we meet ia the family room of
our Father's house we will be glad that
they have grandly and glorioufly matured,
while our parents, who were
aged and infirm here, we shall be glad
to find restored to the most agile and
vigorous immortality there. If 40 or
45 or 50 years be the apex of physical
and mental life oq earth, then the
heavenly childhood will advancc to
that, and the heavenly old age will retreat
to that. When we join them in
that family room, we shall have much
to tell them. We shall want to know
of them, right away, such things as
these: Did you see us in this or that
AT tVio cxtlior cfnifrjlo'? Hid win Vnnrr
when we lost our property and sympathize
with us? Did you know we had
that awful sickness? "Were you hovering
anywhere aiound us when we
plunged into that memorable accident?
Did you know of our backslidi^? D;d
you know of that moral victory? Were
you pleased when we started for heaven?
Did you celebrate the hour of our
conversion? And then, whether they
know it or not, we will tell them all.
But they will have more to tell us than
we to tell them. "In my Father's
house ars many rooms."
TTnw wnnlr? if-. rlr> frn* mv Rprmnn tn
leave you in that family room
today? I am sure there Is no nom in
jfnich you would rather stay than in
the enraptured circle of your ascended
and glorified kinsfolk. Wo might visit
other rooms in our Father's house.
There may be picture galleries penciled
not with earthly art, but by some proceas
unknown in tLis world, preserving
for the next world the brightest and
most stupendous scenes of human history,
and there may be lines and forms
of earthly beauty preserved whiter and
chaster and richer than Venetian sculp
lure ever wrougut?ruums uesiue ruuaia,
rooms over rooms, large rooms, majestic
rooms, opalescent rooms, amethystine
rooms. "'In my Father's house are
many rooms "
I hope none of us will bo disappointed
about getting there. There is a
Tocm for us if we wili go and take it,
but in order to reach it it is absolutely !
necessary that we take the right way,
and Christ is the way, and we must enter
at the right door, and Christ is the
door, and we must start in time, and
the only hour you are sure of is the
hour the clock now strikes, and t he ocly
second the one your watcn is now licking.
I hold in my hand a roll of letters
inviting yeu all to make that your I
h?me forever. The New Testament
is only a roll of letters inviting you, as
the spirit of them practically says
"My dying yet immortal child in earth
ly neighborhood, X have built for you
a great residence. It is full of rooms.
I have furnished them as no palace was
ever furnished. Pearls are nothing,
emeralds are nothing, chrysoprasus is
nothing, illumined panels of sunrise
and sunset is nothing, the aurora of
the northern heavens nothing, compared
with the splendor with which I
have garitured them. But you can enter
there, and so I have opened a fountain
where you may wash all your sins
awav. Come now! Put vour wearv
but clearsed feet on the upward pathway.
Do you not see amid the thick
foliage on the heavenly hilltops the
old family homestead?" "In my Father's
house are many room"."
Married Nine Times.
Wesley James, an oldjNegro, whose
home is in Charlotte, has one 'of the
most remarkable histories we have ever
heard of. He has been married nine
times. Eight of his wives are dead,
and he no;? lives with the Dinth. He
;s 75 years old and is hale and hearty.
His oldest children, twins, are 55 years
old, and his youngest, twiDS also, are
12 months old. James savs he is the
father of 56 children, and iuaay of
them he has not heard from in years.?
Woo-ra en Vm?i7 ixitVi watoViinor nnr
I I V Wi V OV WUOJ 7? IIMVVM*U^
own war in the Philippines and the
British-Boer conflict in Africa that
probably the greater number of us have
ovtrlojked the fact that Belgium is
haviug a little war of her own in her
dependency, the Congo Free State, that
Italy.is about to have a brush with
Morocco, and that there are revolutions
going on in Venezuela and Columbia.
The makers of guns and ammunition
ought to be enjoying a season of great
j MUCH-NAMED FEBRUARY 2.
Otherwise Snown Thronchont tbo Conutry
as Ground Ho^ Day.
i February 2 Is a much named day.
| It is Candlemas Bay, Purification of
j ine virgin .uary, j. l eseiuauon ol
: Christ in the Temple and colloquially
I in England the 'Wives' Feast, but the
i name that is possibly most familiar to
j us Is Groundhog Day. The celebration
of Canalema3 is observed in the
Angelican, Roman, Greek and Lutheran
churches, its principal feature being
the distribution of candles and a
procession of lighted ones. It is more
than probable that it is from this custom
that the name Candlemas Day
originated. Some authorities claim
that the institution of the feast antedated
the manner of celebrating it,
claiming that this festival -was first
j r 40 ; : a
ou>?ei\eu ju o-?^, uunug me reiyu ui
.Tustinan, 'whereas the first procession
of lighted candles did not occur until
the seventh century. Another authority
while giving te honor of originating
the celebration of the day to Justinian,
says Pope Gelasius, in the latter
port of the fifth century, had the
first procession of lighted candles.
The ceremonies of Candlemas Day in
England have been very much modified
since the time of the Reformation.
An order of Council, passed In the
second year of the reign of EdwardVI.,
abolished the candle carrying in that
country. ,a.t jrworne, uuwever, quite
late in our century, the candle3 were
blessed and distributed with much
pomp and ceremony, accompanied by
a great procession of ecclesiastics.
Unlike the majority of weather prognostications
taken, as is a -usual
custom, from these set days, Candlemas
weather signs go by contraries.
Fine weather betokens a continuance
of winter and cold days, while an inclement
day is a sure promise of an
early spring and bright summer. Our
well-known name, particularly among
mnfll n r* /?r?
UUL iUUU <4.1111. IVICI^U pUpUlAtlUJLl VJ.
(groundhog Day for the second of February,
comes from an old proverb the
early Germans brought to America
from their Fatherland, that "the
badger peeps out of his hole on Candlemas
Day, and when he finds snow
shining he draws back into his hole."
East of the Mississippi the badger Is
Bcarce and little known, so the farmers
transferred the mantle to the woodchuck,
Facts Concornfnc Copra.
Copra, which is one of the chief products
of the Philippine islands, Is the
dried meat of the cocoanut. The industrv.
whila rnmnarfltivelv vnnnsr
| presents some unique features, and the
production of it is the outgrowth of
attempts made a few years ago to find
convenient method of exporting
| the surplus quantity of cocoanut oil
produced in the islands. The earthen
jars in which the oil arrived at Manilla
were too easily broken to be transr
ported with any degree of safety. The
only available alternative was a crude
form of barrel made in China for the
purpose, but these leaked so profusely
that they gave very poor results.
Thr-Kft difficulties led to a. eearrtfi for a.
more convenient form In which to export
the product. It was for the purpose
of supplying this need that M.
Eduard Vidal taught the natives how
to prepare the cocoanut in a dry form
such as is known on the market as
copra, basing his process upon some experiments
which he, together with
some planters in the province of
Misamis had carried on with considerable
success in the year 1882.
The method of preparing the copra
is a comparatively simple one. When
the nut is perfectly ripe it is cut into
halves and placed in the sun without
further preparation. In a few hours
the meat of the nut is contracted by
the effect of the heat and becomes detached
from the shell. The morsels
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ul iiUL kernel cut? iusu cu.uevt.eu auu
exposed to the sun for several <Javs,
so that all the water which they contain
may be evaporated, care being ex.
ercised to guard against moisture and
dew, which would foften the material.
When the substance becomes brittle,
it is considered ready for the market:
In ordinary times it is claimed that
a thousand cocoanuts will give, in the
province of Visaya3, about 600 to 700
pounds of co-pra, but actual experience
hardly bears out these claims,
the average being from 420 to 490
pounds per 1,000 coooanuts. The copra
industry during its comparatively
short history of fourteen years In the
Philippines has attained considerable
Ho Needs & Bracer.
"Old man, I'm a goner. Yes, I'll
have a drink, but don't you get two for
a quarter drinks. I shstild feel that
Tni'no rv-icf 15 PAnts and o.orildn't do it.
No, I'jn. not superstitious, Taut I can't
brace up against nineteen koodoos.
This is Friday, the 13th of January,
and I'm a marked man. I -wanted to
go over to Brooklyn, and, like an idiot,
took a ^Greene avenue line' car.
"Now, there are just thirteen letters
in the name of that line. I got on
the car and was the thirteenth passenger.
There were thirteen advertisements
and thirteen straps on each side
of that car. The nam? of the maker
of the car had thirteen letters in it.
The conductor's uniform had thirteen
buttons on it and there were thirteen
divisions on the face of the fare register.
"No, I don't -want 'a nice cocktail.'
Count the letters in that combination
of words. Gimme 'a bromo seltzer.'"
But another count settled even that
drink, and he took "Milwaukee beer"
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ana nearly uieu ui msui,
11 oki in the Hrltldh Mnsenm.
Peor'f c"an ask how many books
there are in the British Museum, but
nobody seems to know. In fact, there
are so many that it is impossible to
count them. Some years ago it was
estimated by measurement that there
were 2,000,000 books there. Since that
estimate was made the number has
considerably increased, so that at, the
present time the total is probably
Whcro Weakness Is StrenfffJi.
In many employments requiring dexterity
and quickness with the hands
wcmen are iar more valuable than
men. For Instance, where the folding
af large quantities of books or magazines
is required ono woman 'can do as
much as two men.
One of the most notable of the
many tributes paid to Admiral
"Dewftv since his home coming:
was that of the Due d'Arcos^
Spain's recently appointed minister
to the United States. "It
does not surprise me in the
least/' said the minister, speaking
of the admiral's welcome in
Xew York and Washington,
and then our some t;;;u ivc an 1
present, frie.it wont on to de^lar
!.n "f-ir the extraordinary
^ji vice he has rendered his
country no honor that can
be shown him in return is too
A dmrf>s>in?? an.-.ident occurred
ThurscLy morning on the Georgetown
and Western railroad. The loz tram
of the Atlantic Coast Lumber company
loaded with timber, was backing down
to Georgetown, when it struck a cow,
which derailed six cars, throwing them
over tAe side of the track, killed three
colored ~*on aud badly injuring three
others, besides injuring a fine horse
used in loading legs. The dead and
woundei were carried to Georgetown
and taken care of.
j AN ISLAND WH CH HAS NO NORTH,
r/MiTii r- a -r r\r> \A/cOT
3uu i n, cflj i ua *?k-i.
j The Difficulty of Getting One's Hearings?
Terms Used in ludlcatlng the Different
Sides cf Streets?Are Official and Used In
All Legal Document*.
Visitors to Honolulu are often perplexed
to set the points of the compass
fixed in their minds -with reference to
| streets and locations. They are still
more perplexed to find nobody -who
knows them and nobody who feels the
need of knowing them. To the visitor,
especially from the Mississippi Valley,
where the Congressional survey of
public lands has laid out everything
four-square, so that directions and
distances are always thought of in
+"h onct nv
tneir reiauou iu mxui, ouuu,
west, this is incomprehensible.
But it does not "Lake a very long residence
there to learn that the points
of the compass in the ordinary matters
of direction are of very little practical
use, and the prevailing system indi
eating locations and direction, aaapieu
from that used by the native Hawaiians
and continuing the use of their nomenclature,
Is a very practical one and
well adapted to conditions.
The islands are small and of volcanic
origin. There Is at least one main
range of mountains on each island,
though there may be subsidiary ones.
As Is well known, mountains do not
run with special refererce to the points
of the compass. And the narrow valleys
cut and crowdcd out of the volcanI
ic mass and extending from the mounI
tains to the sea bear still less appreci
ablo relation to them. So that if one
were to establish the points of the comwith
relation to any one of these valleys
quarter of a mile would bring
him to another, where he would have
to take his bearings all afresh. But
there are two objects he can never get
out of sight of. These are the mountain
and the sea. And on this fact the
basis both of the nomenclature and of
the system of direction rests. With relation
to any point the two cardinal directions
are toward the mountain and
toward the sea. Now, the native Hawaiian
terms for these are "mauka," toward
or in direction of the mountain,
and "makai" toward or In direction of
The topography of the country, a series
of valleys extending from the
mountain to the sea, and the feudal
tenure under which land was held in
the ancient day, led to the division of
the country into narrow strips, or districts?
moku, as the larger were called;
ahupuoa, the next smaller, and Hi.
those still sraaller, but all, with very
few exceptions, extending from the
seashore to the top of the mountain. In
this way common people, restricted to
their own ilis, yet had access to the sea
to fish and swim end ride the surf, to
the mountains for firewood and
building material, and to land between
to cultivate taro. The boundaries
w !! r?nrnfnl]rr /In.
fined In time immemorial and remain
the game to-day.. Moreover, each district
had its name, and that name remains.
With the mountain above and the sea
belew and the narrow districts in succession,
each with its boundaries and
name well defined, the basis of the
system and nomenclature of direction
was complete. A given point or object
is "mauka," toward the mountain, or
"makai," toward the sea, in relation
to another object or point: and
and it is "waihihi, or "ewa." in the direction
of the district of Ewa, for the
other relations of direction.
So that in Honolulu, for instance,
where no street runs north and south,
or east and west, and few streets run
straight in any direction for any great
distance, no one spoaks of the north or
south side of the street?po one can:
nor of the east and west sides. But
every street Ms a mauka and makai
side, or a waihild and ewa side So
a particular corner may be precisely
and accurately described as the ma
uaa- aiuuii * vuiv^i? \jk uiuawi v,??c*.
. These terras are not only colloquial,
but official. They are used in contracts,
deeds, wills and statutes. They suit
conditions and hare grown out of
"Dar's one of de sma'test mules in
dis city," announced the proud proprietor
of an ash cart to one of his patrons.
"He unde'stan's eb'ry wo'd I
say, same like he v/as a pusson."
"Hardly, I guess. Tell him to go
ahead a little."
"Get up, dar, Sunshine!" and the
mule began to back.
"Look at that now."
"Dat's what 1'se telling you, boss.
J Ef dat mule don't unde'stan' me pehfect,
how do he kDow to do de op'site
ebery time? He ^ever miss since I
had him, boss."?Detroit Free Press.
A Strange Animal.
Devil's Island, made famous as the
prison of Dreyfus, has a strange species
of animal found nowhere else on
earth. This odd animal has been called
the coatl, and Is a peculiar combination
of mammlferous, carnivorous plantigrade
It Is about the size of a cat when full
grown, with a long head shaped like a
pjlaliliu, cl ucuicuuuui juvac;, ixiaixiiU^
it the Cyrano of animals. The jaws
are long, like those cf the young alligator
and it uses its forepaws to carry
its food to the mouth, as monkeys and
From the Other Side.
Here is a "personal!" that appeared
not long ago in a London newspaper:
"Willie, return to your distracted
wife and frantic children! Do you
want to hear of your ?ld mother's suicide?
You will if you do not let us
know where you are. Anyway, send
utu;&. jvui laujei o *;vivicu uiucischaum."
And jet we say the Briton baa no
rory lively sense of humor.
The City of Ghent.
The famous old city of Ghent, Belgium
Is built on twenty-tlx Islands,
which are connected with one another
by eighty bridges. Three hundred
streets and thirty public squares are
contained in these islands.
The Mushroom htrer.
In London a paving stone which
weighed 500 pounds, and which was
wedged in on all sides by other stones,
was lifted up by a mushroom.
Nothing Like Trying-.
"Ha," exclaimed the jealous man.
"Somebody has been pressing a kiss
upon your brow!"
"No. no, no," protested the unhappy
"Then you hare been sitting too
near the radiator!" he thundered,
::u alfectation of politeness.
"1 or there is a hole burnt in your
It is not easv to construct the storr
that shall be at once psychological
and medicorealistic, but as will be
seen, the riffle can be made.?Detroit
An Odd Collection.
A French woman has collected for
fifty years specimens of corsets worn
at different periods and in her chateau
is a billiard room with glass cases in
which axe her treasures. Those who
shudder at the idea of an eighteen
inch waist would be shocked at a corset
of the Catherine de Medici reign
with a waist of thirteen and one-half
inches, and outside cover of steel bars
to prevent stretching. There are to be
seen some leather stays worn by Charlotte
Corday, and a pair of brocaded
satin, ones, which once belonged to
the Empress ef -Austria, with only a
nrteen and one-half inch waist
. VALUABLE WALKING STICKS. !
Interesting Historical Facts About Some
Famous High-Priced Canes.
; In a hairdresser's window at the
. , heath resort of La Bourboule, in
' France, some little time ago an ugly,
ungainly cudgel, worth about six
| pence, was displayed, together with
the notice, "A stick of genuine olive
J wood; from Jerusalem. It formerly be1
! longed to Pontius Pilate in the year 27
' of our era. Price, 7,000 francs." Any
! one desirous of wasting a little time
1 ! might have asked the vendor for proof
; | of his veracity, but we, having duly
I recorded the existence of this remark!
able stick, will on to that of Dr.
j H. Hale, of Deti^it, which is, to the
best of our belief, the most valuable
It was formerly the practice of physicians.
as old prints prove, to carry
canes in the hollow heads of which
some disinfectant was placed, which
the doctor smelled through perforation
in the gold top. Dr. Hale's famous
staff, however, boasts of a head
j containing a fine chronometer, and is,
with its jeweled ornaments, worth
It is somewhat of a co-incidence
that two of Queen Victoria's most famous
walking sticks should be intimately
connected with the Stuart
regime, but such is the case. The
staff of the stick she habitually uses,
we learn, is of stout English oak. and
was made for and presented to
Charles II by a loyal subject at Worcester,
the wood being culled from
a branch of the famous tree whose
leafy boughs gave the wandering king
shelter from the Cromwellian soldiery.
Tlie Prince of Wales, who possesses
no fewer tlian 172 walking sticks, is
obviously a collector, but we very
much doubt whether he possesses a
more interesting specimen than that
purchased at the Culloden sale by her
majesty, the Queen, In July, 1S97. The
stick in question was made of hazel
wood, and the head was fashioned so
as to represent Wisdom and Folly, but
the special interest it possesses is the
fact that it was once the property of
of "Bonnie Prince Charlie." Her
majesty became its owner by an outlay
A stick of more than ordinary Interest
is one fashioned from an oar belonging
to one of the most famous vessels
of this half century, the Confed
erate steamer Alabama, that eventually
cost England some $17,000,000.
In July, 1S90, a -walking stick, once
the property of George IV, and before
him of George III, was sold by auction
It is somewhat strange that the stick
of Napoleon Bonaparte, Great Britain's
terrible opponent at the time of
the regency, should be sold during the
reign of the fourth George for $190?
the stick, by the way. was of tortoise
Hi* Reputation Second to XoheLittle
knot of lawyers were swapping
yarns in an office on Corondelet
ct'nni' Vqtc Arlonns whpn snmebodv
mentioned .in attorney, now dead, who
enjoyed a great reputation in his day
for rough and ready repartee.. "The
old Major," as we used to call him,
said one of the party, "certainly had a
handy tongue. I remember, years ago,
there was a riverman who had made
his headquarters here, and who was
especially famous for two things?his
enormous appetite and his tendency to
draw the long bow. On one occasion
he got into a wrangle with a cotton
factor over some alleged tampering
with a consignment that turned up
short, and a lawsuit was the result
The Captain told a pretty damaging
~ A 4.-U/S.
SlOrV OH IIIU WllUCdd siauu, auu LJac
: other side, knowing: his reputation for
1 romancing, attempted to impeach his
evidence. Among others called for
that purpose was the old major, who
came with extreme reluctance and proceeded
to dodge all the questions asked
him. Finally the young lawyer who
was doing the examining got mad.
'Look here Sir" he exclaimed. 'I want
a direct answer without any further
evasion. What do you know about this
: man's reputation for truth and verac1
ity?' 'Well, Sir, replied the Major deliberately.
'I can't say as to his reputation
for truth, but his reputation for
voracity is second to none in New Orleans.'
There was a roar of laughter
and the case collapsed.
DoJng; Too Much.
"That is the fourth paper I have
seen that has a department headed,
T(*AM'NAn A t>/\ T^Ainnr ' " VIA
VV JLiat >? Ui-IICXA -ciic liv
claimed, throwing down the newspaper.
"Well, what of it?' she demanded
aggressively, for she was one who
might properly be classed as an advanced
"What of it?" he exclaimed. "It's
altogether too broad and sweeping.
Eight or ten years ago it might have
been all right for a department, but
1 now such a beading as that includes
tho Trhnlp naner. Tf thev want to cet
up something off in one corner of the
sheet somewhere they ought to head it
What Women Are Not Doing.'"
One Follows the Other.
"After all," said the bachelor, "the
; difference between love and dyspepsia
is purely relative. It is a matter of
time only. One Is future and ihe other
"How do you mean," asked the bewildered
"The lover doesn't want to eat an_
the dyspeptic wishes he hadn't," answered
the bachelor, thereby thinking
he had scored one on the sex that was
continually disturbing his peace of
A Helm?t for Headache.
A French doctor has invented an
electric helmet, inside of wnicn is a
small motor that vibrates strips of
steel, the motor making 600 turns per
minute. This whizzing is supposed to
cure nervous headache and put the
sufferer to sleep.
With the Procession.
An ingenious mechanical device
pastes paper labels on 100,000 cans in
ten hours. Dovrn a chute rolls a cease
less procession of cnns, and each picks
up a label as it passes.
Beit Not lift Good.
A quart of oysters contain, on the
average about 'the same quantity of
nntritive substance as a quart of mil's
ar a pound of rery lean beef.
Cost of a Fetty Suit.
The folly of going to law is shown
by a recent transaction in the Justice
Court at Greenville, Tex., The constable
levied upon S00 pounds of seed
cotton, which when sold the next day
-3 1 t,i. +U
unuer tuts aiuuruuieui uiuu^ui tuc bum
of $11.34. When all costs were paid
there was left $3.70, which,-by the
terms of the original instrument, went
to the attorney, leaving the attaching
party without a cent: for the collection.
It Wasn't Llk? Her.
Husband?Whacsthar you are read
Wife?It's a letter from mother.
Husband?And what does she sayV
Wife?Ob, not much . anything.
Husband?You are trying to deceive
me. If s a cold day -when your mother
hasn't anything mucn to say.?
To test the skill of their working-^
men. the.: Commute- Francaise- def1 T
Chemlns-'de <?? 1'Est, at theli*?
works in Epernay, ''Recently - caused a
locomotive to Jje "i>iounted," or built
up, piece by p!^e, ai soon as possible.
It was finished in ftAy-sIx hours.
^ IS GROWING IX P<
It i* vera io prtuf.
It will never become lua-py.
It i? tbe ocl; Perfect Ma tre-s.
h is ' bs'jiuteij n> n-ab-oibexsf.
OUR GO.vKAN'JEE:?Vicej will bj re
u-<?, ^ ftu are not entirely i-a i.-fiel.
Our booklet, witb foil de^aripfion, w;li b
If j our local <1 a'er does n^t s-e I them
Royall & Bor
Growth of Insurance.
The Atlanta Journal says the
growth of the life insurance
business is one of the most re-1
markable phenomena of our
times. The old companies have
increased their business at a
most remarkable rate, and there
are many new companies which
have in a few years grown to
great importance. Wonderful
ingenuity has been displayed
by insurance experts in designr>
ATTT O /*? A+iTTZi
lllg 110 tv CLJLLVJL ai/Uia^lXV^
and it is now possible for a man,
woman or child to get life insurance
of almost any kind that
may be desired. The companies
grant far more privileges
to the insured than they formerly
did, and make their propositions
so attractive that they are
accepted by many who would
have paid no attention to the
old-fashioned methods of life
insurance. Confidence in life
insurance companies is stronger
than it ever was before, and
the wisdom of taking life insurance
is more fully appreciated
among all classes of people.
This is evident not only from
the largely id creased number of
policyholders, but from the fact
that so many persons carry policies
to immense amounts. Poor
men and men of moderate
means carry life insurance as a
protection to their families, and
many rich men take policies to
immense amounts because they
find them good investments.
The success of the insurance
companies is due'largely^to the
fact that they have, as a rule,
been fair and even liberal in
dealing with their policyholders
and their heirs. It is due also
to the fact that so many men of
ability, energy and enterprise
are in the insurance business.
The management of insurance
companies and the insurance
agents and canvassers have
shown a most remarkable degree
of tact and perseverance
m pushing their business. The
benefits of life insurance,
we must consider also, have
been very greatly extended by
fraternal and co-operative associations
and orders. These are
notably better conducted and
more^ reliable than they once
were. There are many of them
which are justly regarded as
safe as the old line insurance
companies, and they are a blessing
to the country. They have
millions of policy holders and
carrv manv [millions of insur
ance. They are conducted on
strict business principles and
their condition is improving
steadily. To a very large class
of people these fraternal insur- ;
ance associations are a distinct
benefit, and we are glad to note
their increasing strength and '
BLADDFR, UBINAR AND
DI3K.A>F;S, DYSPEPSIA, INDIGfSTrO*
ANU r. ?N'MT1 PATIOS POSITIVELY
(URHJ BY THE <?F
A vegeuble'preparation,-wherever knowc
he m 8t popular of all remedies, beciuee ih<
Sola wholesale by?
The Murray Drug Co. Columbia
Dr. H. Baer, Charleston, S. C.
COLUMBIA, S. C. |
This School has tbe reputation of being the
beet business institution in tbe State. Graduates
art> holding remunerative positions in
oaercsntile bouses, banking, insurance, real
estate, railroad office, &c., in this and other
etates. Write to W. H. M*cfoat.
ographerConulbiv C fo-" '.?ra: i
To get strong
and healthy use j
one bottle Mue- j
say's Iron Mix- ,
ture. Price 50c
IH IIUIIMI! CI*
i oil maiiivQO -g
U i? the oivtt-' ?-Ia":ic mattr?.s n al*.
It is bcit-T than tae bctst hnir u?*t*7tf2>.
i. i - u: ... ? ^ Ku.f
It 13 CVtr^ liii! ? * run# pv itv w??
li is jeconia.t-bilfd by leading phj*:eia?e.
t'uLdci, *iibnui q if nfwr $9 a g*t?*
e m?i ed <n Ajolicition.
writs as dir-j.-t.
den, MANUFACTURERS, ^
G0LD3B0R0, If. C.
Come to the J
State Fair f
To be lield at COLUMBIA,
S. C., November 6th to 10th,
and we will show you, in operation,
me most complete
and mod- fg
ern ginning sys- |j
tern ever pat on -?|
We will.exhibit the Murray
System with the
Celebrated Eagle Gins, %
Liddeirs Direct Oonnssted :
Automatic Enpe, Bics Holler - J
And othe machinery.
It will pay all interested t* 4.
see our exhibit and investi
gate the merits of the differ- .
ent machinery we show
W. H. Gibbes & Co., jg
Headquarters for Machinery
a "Mill C! 1,
auu luiii ouppiica,
^ SL C. ^ ^
What Would, the Business
ITT _ _ 1 .1 T\ TT7 il f TT A
wona uo vvicaonc us?
We know cr.r bue:ness and we always have
emp'oyment. We secured cur trauiEgafcthe
COLUMBIA BUSINESS COLLEGE, ..3g
and w??a!d a!vi-ey>a f*? do lik?-wne if joa
desire t&e b s'. la iq?j c uatry No other
choo! has a more 'horong'a ftu-ines* cou n?,
i siaipleror ek-.ier!evoei aiouh taj cuurw,
or m.>r?> 8uccass?*u! eniaue*. '
Tncir ca'?l\eue gives tuW in'.>r tution
to cou-pe-i of *?ud /, rn-es ..f m ti ?a. b->?H.
?ecuriDg positions. nod other inducements.
Send f.?r it and "aTi<? the c-)'?ri>e w -nted. '?
_ . . .... __ .
\dl<vs?, ? . H isfcW HiulKY,
4t PftbiiJent. Q
The Smith Paeumatic Sactiou yt
Elevating, Ginning and
Is the simplest and most efficient s
the market. Forty-eight complete
outfits in South Carolina; each
one givitfg absolute
Boilers and Engines; Slide
Valve, Automatic and Corliss.
My Light and Heavy Log Beam tan
Mills caunot be equalled in design, ef- ^
[iciency or price by any dealer or manu N **.
?a}turer in the South.
Writ0 for T>ric^? and catalogues.
V. C. Badham.
1326 "Maiii Street,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
OLD NGRTH STATE OINTMENT
IS WHAT YOU NEED !
It cares piles, eczema, oar
buncles, bail?, sore eyes, sties
and granulated eye lids, ol
sores, cuts. bruises, bnrns. erv
- ~ "j 7 J
sipelas, inflainatorv rlieumatism,
corns, bunions and ingrowing
toe nails. Taken internallv
it cures dyspepsia,
bilious fever, stomach ani
Ii is the tiert tbins on the mirk?! for all ;
hese hlSictiot s There Is noth;.ajz to equal
t for KUney Trouble aa'* Co';c in horaes,
md all it co-t ia 25o a box.
At wholesale by
MUST.AY DRUG CO.. Columbia, ?. 0
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