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Dr. Talmrge's Views on the Coming
Sermon.
RELIGIOUS TRUTHS.
How He Thinks They should
Be Pres?nted. Ministers
Should Preach the Living
Christ.
In this discourse Dr. TaJmage
addresses all Christian workers and
describes what he thinks will be the
modes of preaching the gospel in the
future; text, Romans xii, 7, "Or
ministry, let as wait on our minister'
i)
in g.
While I was seated on the piazza of
a hotel at Lexington, Ky., one summer
erenii g, a gentleman asked me, '"What
do you think of the coming sermon?"' I
apposed he was asking me in regard to
*ome new discourse of Dr. Cumtning of
London, who sometimes preached startling
sermons, and I replied, "I have
nni- a>an it " Rnt I found out after
ward that he meant to ask what I
thought would be the characteristics of
the coming sermon of the world, the
sermons of the future, the word "Cutcmii>g"'as
a noun pronounced the same
as the word "coming" as an adjective.'
But my mistake suggested tu me a
very important and practical theme,
"The Coming Sermon."
Before the world is converted the
*yie of religious discourse will have to
be converted. You might as well go
io the modern Sedan or Gettysburg
hh bows and arrows, instead of rifles
fcnd bombshells and parks of arulierv as
% -t ,? r>i <1
to expect to conquer tins worm tor ijroa
by the old stales of exhortation and
eermonology. Jonathan Edwards
preached the sermons most adapted to
the age in which he lived, but if - tho>e
Eermons were preached now they would
divide an audience into two classes?
those sound asleep and those wanting
to go home.
But there is a discourri of the
future. Who *ill preach it I have no
idea. In what part of the earth it will
be born I have no idea. In which
denomination of Christians it will be
delivered I cannot guess. That discourse
of exhortation may be born in
the cmiti'tv meeting h^use on the banks
of the Sc. Lawrence or the Oregon or
the Ohio or the Tombigbee or the
Alabama. The person' who shall deliver
it may this moment be in a cradle
under the shadow of the Sierra Xevadas
or in a New England farmhouse or amid
the licefields of southern savannas, or
this moment there may be some young
man in one of our theological seminaries,
in the junior or middle or senior
class, shapiogthat weapon of power, or
there may be coming some new baptism
oi ihe Holy Ghost on the churches, so
that some of u.*. who now stand in the
watch-towers of Zion, waking to a
realizatioD of our present inefficiency,
may preach it ourselves. That coming
discourse may not be 50 years off. And
let us pray God that its arrival may be
hastened while I announce to you what
I think will be the chief characteristics
of that discourse or exhortation when
it does arrive, and I want to make my
remarks appropriate and suggestive to
oil ftUocnc c\$ ( fiction Trrvrlr^rc
CfciA VJOtOOVO VI VU11JV1UU it UinviW*
First of all, I lemark that that future
religious discourse will be full of a living
Christ in contradistinction to
didactic technicalities. A discourse
may be full of Christ though hardly
mentioning his name, and a sermon
may be empty of Christ while every
sentence is repetitious of his titles.
The world wants a living Christ, not a
Christ star Hog at the head of a formal
lystem of iheology, but a Christ who
means pardon and sympathy and condolence
and brotherhood and life und
heaven a poor man's Christ, a rich man's
Christ, an overworked man's Christ, an
invalid's Christ, a farmers's Christ, a
merchant's Christ, and every man's
Christ.
A symmetrical and fine worded
system of theology is well enough for
theological classes, but it has no more
business in a pulpit than have the technical
phrases of an anatomist or a
psychologist or a physician in the sickroom
of a patient. The world wants
help, immediate and world uplifting,
and it will come through a discourse in
which Christ shall walk right down
into the immortal Svui and take evc-rlaaring
possession of it. fpHrg it as full
of light as is tLis> * vOi.Ca.. li.'iuamct.t.
That sermon or exehrtatioa of the f
ture will not deal with men ia the
threadbare illustrations of Jesus Christ.
n . i m . : -
in was coming aaaress mere win uj iuBtances
of vicarious suffering taken
right out of everyday life, for there is
not a day when somebody is not dving
for others?as the physician saving his
diphtheric patient by sacrificing his
own life; as the ship ca; tain going down
with his ves-el while he is getting his
passengers into the lifeboat; as the fireman
consuming in the burning build
ing while he is taking a child out of a
fourth storv window; as in summer the
strong swimmer at East Hampton or
Long Branch or Cape May or Lake
George himself perished tryiag to rescue
the drowniog; as the newspaper
boy one summer, supportme his mother
for some years, his invalid mother,
when offered by a gentleman 50 cents
to get some special pa^er, and he got
it, and rushed up in his anxiety to
deliver it and was crushed undtr the
wheels of the train and lay on the grass
with only strength enough to say, "Oh,
what will become of idj poor, sick
mother now?" Vicarious suffering?
the world is fall of it. Aa engineer
said to me on a locomotive in Dakota:
'*We men seem to bs coming to better
appreciation than we used to. Did you
eee that account the other day of an
engineer who to save his pasrengers
stuck to his place, and when he wis
found dead in the locomotive, which
was upside down, he was found still
smiling, his hand on the airbrake? '
And as the engineer said to it ine he
put his hand on the airbrake to illustrate
his meaning, and I looked at hitn
and thought. '"You would be just as
much a hero in the same crisis." Oil,
in that religious discourse of the future
there will be living illustrations taken
out from everyday life of vicarious suffering?illustrations
that will bring to
mind the ghastlier sacrifice of him who
in the hich places of the field, on the
crosi, fought our battles and endured
cur struggle and died our death.
A German sculptor made an image of
Christ, aod he asked his little child, 2
years old, who it was, asd shesaia, that
"must be some very great man." The
sculptor was displeased with the criticism,
so he got another block of maible
and chiseled away on it two or three
years, and then he brought in his little
* * - * ? j ?:J
cnua, -i or o years ox aa;e. auu saiu
her, ''Who do you think that is'/': She
said, "That must be the one who took
little children in his arms and blessed
them." Then the sculptor was satisfied.
Oh, my friends, what the world wanes
is cot a cold Christ, not an intellectual
Christ, not a severely magisterial Christ j
but a loving Christ, spreading out his j
arms of sympathy to press the whole j
I world to his loving heart.
! But I remark aaaiu that the religious
uircour.-e of the future will have to be
short. Condensation is demanded by j
the age in which we live. No more j
! ?r.( 1/M-or Jnn-nnncririrm &T1C lon<? aD- !
I iltrCVA V?? IUV4 VMMW??VW ? - .
i I'licatioTJS awd so many divisions to a i
: di>course that it may be said to be hy- j
; dra headed. In other days men got ail j
j their information from the pulpit. I
! There were few boo^s, and there were j
no newspapers, and there was little j
| travel fro-ii plac to place, and people I
j would .sit aud lis.ien two and a half i
j hours to a rt*lii;iuus discourse, and
''seventeenth1>" would Had them fresh |
i and chipper. In those days there was j
! enough 'i:ne for a man to take an hour I
1 j - J
j to w;.rm himself up to ?l>e >unject anu
' an hour ro cool off. But wi.at was a
j iif-cessity then is a superfluity now.
j Congregations are fail of knowledge
! from books, from newspapers, from
rap:d ar.d continuous intercommunicaj
tion and In-i* disquisitions of what
they know-.roady will not be abided,
j If a rel'gi-v-.<3 eachfr caunot compress
i whnt he w;bu> a to say to tho people in
! the space of 45 minutes, better adjourn
it to some other day.
The trouble is we preach audiences
I into a Christian frame, and then we
| preach them out of it. We forget that
{ every auditor has so n:uch capacity ot
j attention, and when that is exhausted
he is restless. That accident on the
Long Island railroad years ago came
j from the fact that the brakes were out
j of order, aud when they wanted to stopj
the train they could r.otstop, and hence
j the casualty was terrific. In all rciigi
! discourse we want iocomotive power
I and propulsion. We want at the same
( time stout brakes to let down at the
I right instant. It is a dismal thintr,
| after a hearer has comprehended the
I tpKnlrt to hear a man say,
j "Now 10 recapitulate,'" acd ''A few
; words by way of application," and
'"Once more, '"and "Finally," and
'X >w to conclude."
! Paul preached until midnight, and
j Eutvchusgot sound asleep and fell out
of a window and broke his neck. Some
would siy, '"Good for him." I would
rather be sympathetic, like Paul, and
resuscitate him. That accident is cften
quoted now in religious circles as a
warning against somnolence in church.
It is just as much a warning to ministers
against prolixity. Eutychus was
wrong in his somooleuce, but Paul
made a mistake .fhen he kept on -until
midnight. He ought to have stopped
! at 11 o'clock, and there would have
^ J ~ ~ T? IXjnl m i <7 h f h fx VA
oeen liu a^viucuu n x ?
j gone on to too great length, let all
I those of us who aro cow preaching the
I gospel remember that there is a limit
{to religious discourse, or ought to be,
and that in our time we have no apostolic
power of miracles. Napoleon in
an address of seven minutes thriiled his
army and thrilled Europe. Christ's
sermon on the mount, the model sermon,
was less than 18 minutes long at
ordinary mode of deliviry. It is not
electricity scattered all over the sky
that strikes, but electricity gathered
into a thunderbolt and hurled, and it is
not religious truth sea t?r<.d over and
spread out over a vast reach of time,
but religious truth projected in com
pact form that Hashes Ugnt upon tne
soul aod rives its indifference.
When the religious discourse of the
future arrives io this land and in the
Christian church, the discourse n'hich
is to arjuse the world and startle the
nations and usher in the kingdom, it
will be a brief discourse. Hear it, all
theological students, all ye just entering
upon religious work, all ye men and
women who in Sabbath schools and
other departments fire toiling for Christ
and the salvation of immortals?brevity,
brevity.
.But 1 remark also that the religious
discourse of the future of which I
speak will ba a popular discourse.
There are those in these times who
speak of a popular serruoa a3 though
there must be something wrong about
it. As these critics are duli themselves
the world ge*s the impression that a
sermon is good in proportion as it is
stupid. Chnst was the moit popular
preacher the worM ever saw ana, considering
th?? MUdll number of the
world's popu^tion, had the largest audience
cvcr gathered. He never had
preached anywhere without making a
great sensation. People rashed out in
the wilderness to hear him reckless of
their physical necessities. So great
was their anxiety to hear Christ that,
taking no food with them, they would
hove starved had not Christ perj
f ^jfed a miracle and fed them. Why
I irnnir nrt.^nlo t.lie truth at
Christ's haacL? Because they all understood
it. He illustrated his subject
by a hen and her chickens, by a
b:ishel measure, by a handful of salt,
b> a bird's flight and by a lily's aroma.
All the people knew what he meant,
and they flocked to him. And when
the religious discourse of the future
appears it will not be Princetonian, not
Rochesterian, not Aodoverian, not
Middletooian, but Oiivetic?pLin,
practical, unique, earnest, comprehensive
of all the woes, wants, sins and
sorrows of an auditory.
But when that exhortation or discourse
does ome there will be a thousj
s\ 1-1 ;*
ana gleaming eoiuij.itr.L9 iu i/uai^ xw.
There are in so inauy theological seminaries
professors telling joungm^n how
to t reach, themselves not knowing how,
and I am told that if a youne man in
some of ou. theological seminaries says
anything quaint, ur thrilliug or unique
faculty aoa students i.y at him and set
him right and straighten him out and
smooth him down and chop him off
until he savs everything just as every- j
body else says it. Oh, when the future
religious discourse of the Christian
church arrives all the churches of
Christ in our great citits will be
thronged! The world wants spiritual
help. All who have buried their dead
want comfort. All know themselves
to be mortal and to be immortal, and
they want to hear about the great future.
I tell you, my friends, if the
people of our great cities who have had
trouble only thought they could get
practical and sympathetic help in the
Christian church, there would Dot be a
street in Washington or New York or
any other city which would be passable
on the Sabbath day if there were a
church on it, for all the people would
press to that asylum of mercy, that
great-house of comfort and consolation.
A rriothpr with a dead babe in her
arms came to the god Siva and asked to
have her child restored to life. The
god Siva said to her, '"You go and get a
handful of mustard se^dfroma house in
which there has been no sorrow and in
which there has been no death, and X
will restore your child to life." So the
mother went out, and she went from
house to house aud from home to home
locking for a place where there naa
been no sorrow and where there had
been no death, but she found none. She
went back to the god Siva and said:
;'My mission is a failure. You see, I
haven't brought the mustard seed. 1
cant 2nd a place where there has been
no sorrow and no death." ''Oh!''says
the god Siva. ''Understand, your sorrows
are no worse than the sorrows of
others. We all have our griefs; aftil all
have our heartbreaks."
Linen, ati'l the world 'aughs with you:
ami yea weep alone;
For the S'-vt ol.l e>i*ih must norrow its mirth, i
Bit has trouble enough of its ovrn.
We bear a great deal of discussion
now all over the land about why people
do not go to church. Some say it is
because Christianity is dying out and
because peop'e do not believe in the
truth of G^d's word, and all that.
They are false reasons. The reasons
is because our sermons and exhortations
are not interesting and prao
lical and helpful. Some one might
" " ' 1-1 i A : u I
?s weii ten tne wnoie train on mis suui
ject, and so I will tell it. The religij
ons discourse of the future, the gospel
sermon to come forth and .hake the naj
tions asd life peuple out of darkness,
! will be a popu-ar serm-n, just for the
simple reason that.it will meet the woes
and the wants and the anxieties of the
people.
There ar<* in all our denominations
ecclesiastical mummies sitting around
to frown upon the fresh young pulpits
~A* A ?f A nttta fKatn riAirn f A
Ui rvujcilua IU 1,11 Lu a?o uutui uui.u,
cry out: "Tut, tut, tut! Sensational!"
They stand today preaching in churches
that hold a thousand people, and there
are a'hundred persons present, and if
they cannot have the world saved in
their way it Feems as if they do not
want it saved at all.
I do not know but the old way of
making ministers of the gospel is better?a
collegiate education and an ap
prenticeship under the care and home
attention of someearnest a^ed Christian
minister, the young man getting the
patriarch's spirit and assisting him in
his religious service. Young lawyers
stud} with old lawjers, young physicians
with old physicians, and I believe
it would be a treat neJp n every young
man studying for tae gospel ministry
could put himself in the home and
heart and sympathy and under the
benediction and perpetual presence of'
a Christian minister.
But I remark again, the religious
discourse of the future will be an
awakening sermon. From altar rail to
the front dooi step, under that sermon,
an audience will get up and start for
heaven. There will be in it many a
I staccato passage. It will not be a Jul
lab.v. It will be a battle charge. MeD
will drop their sins. for they will feel
the hot breath of pursuing retribution
on the back of tbeir necks. It will be
sympathetic with all the physical distresses
as well as the spiritual distresses
of the world. Christ not only preached,
but he healed paralysis, and he heale
epilepsy, and he healed the dumb aj<
blind and the lepers.
A dying Christian took out his watc1
and gave it to a friend and said.
'"Take that watch. I have no more us<
for it. Time is at an end for me, and
eternity begins." Oh, my friends,
when our watch has ticked away for utie
last moment, and our clock hastruck
for us the last hour, may it bfound
we did our work well, that we dio
it in the very best way, and whethe
we preached the gospel in pulpits, o:
.1 1 __ .
taugnt csaODatn Classes, or aamiais
tered to the sick as physicians, or bargained
as merchants, or pleaded the
Jaw as attorneys, or were busy as artis
ans or husbandmen cr as mechanics, or
were, like Martha, called to give a
meal to a hungry Christ, or like Hannah,
to make a coat for a prophet, or
like Deborah, to rouse the courage of
some timid Barak ia the Lord's conflict,
we did our work ia such a way that it
will stand the test of the judgment!
And in the long procession of the redeemed
that march around the throne
may it be found that there are many
there brought ^o God through our instrumentality
and in whose rescue we
exult. But let none of us who are still
unsaved, wait for that religious dis
course of the future. It may come after
our obsequies. It may come after
the otonecutter has chiseled our name
on the slab 50 years b fore. Do not
wait for a great steamer of the CuDard or
White Star line to take you off the
wreck, but hail the- first craft, with
however low a mast and however small
a hulk and however poor a rudder and
I however weak a captaiu. Better a ^is
abled schooner that comes up in time
than a full rigged brig that com?s up
after you have sunk.
Instead of waiving for that religi >us
discourse of the future (it may be 40,
50 years ofi), take this plain invitation
of a inan vho to have given you spiritual
eyesight would be glad to be called
the spittle by the hand of Christ put
on the eyes of a blind man and who
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of this service if, at the close 500 men
should start from these doors saying:
"Whether he be a sinner or no, I know
not. This oae thing I know?whereas
I was blind, lojt 1 see."
Swifter than shadows over the plain,
quicker than birds in their autumnal
flight, hastier than eagles to their prey,
hie you to a sympathetic Christ. The
orchestras of heaven have strung their
instruments to celebrate your rescue:
And many ware the voices around the throne.
Rtj jiuo, is/, tne L?rd brings bick his own.
Murdered Wife and Children.
The horribly mutilated bodies of a
woman and ner three children were
found Thursday evening at their Lome
on a small farm about a mile from the
I town of Montgomery, Pa. A short
time ago a peddler named Hummel
married the widow of a farmer and
took up his residence with her on the
farm. The widow had three children.
For the past week neighbors passing the
farm noticed that there was no signs of
habitation. An investigation was made
late today and the bodies of the two
children were found hidden beneath a
straw stack. In the house the bodies
of the mother and the other child were
found lying in the sleeping apartment.
The bodies were horribly mutilated,
the murderer evidently having used
a club in committing the crime. Mrs.
Hummel's name before her recent marriage
was Mrs. Oliver Delaney. She
was about 30 years of age, Hummel's
age is between 50 and 55 yeara. The
couple were married on Nov. 10. Mrs.
Hummel's first husband died sis
months ago. There is no trace of the
murderer.
The Horrors of War.
Gen. Kitchener, who is in command
oft he British forces in Egypt, reports to
the war department at London that Gen.
Wingate found Nefissa evacuate,
pushed on to Abriaadil, fv.ur iu.lca
further, and found Fedil's forces
encamped. They were forthwith engaged
by the mounted troops under
Mahon, with four Maxims and two guns
and the Jehadieh under Girringe. The
Dervishes chareed with all their old
dash to with SO yards of the guns.
Wincraf-p with the infantrv. arrived in
7 ^ ? ,
time to support Mahon and cleared the
whole camp. The Dervishes bolted
through the bush, pursued by the
mounted troops. Wingate estimates
? * p _
Fedil's force at z.ovu men, or wnom
400 were killed. Wingate captured
many prisoners, grain, rifles and spears.
The Egyptian casualties were three
wounded.
Tl i T ^11 III WIHL*T'?/IOu?w
REELS OF BARBED WIRE. '
On? Thins That Is 2s'ev?r Handled Without
Gloves When It I? Shipped. <
j Barbed wire for shipment Is wound
011 reels containing about 100 pounds
each. In its dimensions a reel of wire
is of about the size of a half-bushel
measure; innumerable barbs project
iii^ iiuxu it iiii o\ ei except 101 uarruw
strips of board that extend across the
ends and form the end pieces of the
reel. Large quantities of barbed wire
are exported, and it is a common sight
to see the reels going aboard ships
lying at South street wharves, says
the New York Sun. The wire is
brought alongside the ship on the deck:
of a lighter, such a load consisting;
perhaps of 2,000 or 3.000 reels; some-1
times two or three lighter loads pre
taken aboard .1 single ship. If it can
be done the lighter is brought along-j
side the vessel, in the slip, in order, as j
far as possible, to avoid handling;
with the lighter alongside the wire can
be hoisted directly from the lighter into
the ship. Sometimes it is necessary
to tie the lighter to the opposite side
of the wharf from that at which the
vessel is' made fast, and move the wire
across the wharf. In that rase more
handling is required.
There should be a man on the lighter
to tumble the reels down from the
load and roll them alongside to the
rail, the rolling being done with the
foot. On the deck of the Pghter, a!
the rail, stands two men, ea.,h with a
cotton hook. When the reel of wire
has been rolled along to them and
tipped over on its side, between them,
[ they cach set a hoolc though strands
enough of the wire to hold, and lift the
reel and set it up on the stringpiece of
the wharf. Thence it is tipped over
onto the wharf by a man standing
there to receive it, and he starts it
rolling across the wharf by a push
with the foot. He wears hand coverings
of some sort, as every longshoreman
does in handling barbed wire;
these protective coverings include
gloves and mittens of leather and hand
leathers. The hand leathers worn are
seven or eight inches in length and
five or six inches in breadth and are
often cut from'old boot legs Hand
leathers have a slit in them across one
end, through which the hand is passed,
c+?*!rv r\f loifhor nhnrA slit
ing on the back of the wrist. When the
palm and insides of the fingers of
gloves have been worn out the gloves
are put on with the back of the glove
on the palm side of the hand and used
In that manner until that side is worn
out also. The reels of wire are gathered
in bunches of six at the foot of
the board that rises from the wharf,
resting against the ship to protect the
side of the ship from being scraped in
; hoisting cargo aboard; they ?xe hoistt*il
aboard with a bit of stevedores'
gear made expressly for the purpose,
comprising half a dozen dangling
lengths of rope, each with a nooic at
the end of it, which can be spread out
to reach the reels. Ahook is put into
each reel, under wire enough to give
it a secure hold, and when they have
all been hooked, the bunch is hoisted
cp the side of the ship.
Ups?t By an Umbrella.
"Talking about stealing umbrellas,"
said a New Orleans man. "I had a
whimsical experience last week. One
afternoon, when it was raining, I happened
to see a very good umbrella in
the hall and?well, I annexed it, or
rather, T established a protectorate,
intending to return it before night to
the gentleman in the adjoining office,
who I supposed, of course, was the
owner.
"But somehow or other I didn't, and
fnr suvpr.il rlivs I dndced him in and
out of the building', feeling particularly
uncomfortable and guilty. Finally
he dropped in, and, seeing the umbrella
in the front office walked off
with it I witnessed the incident unobserved
from the rear room, and, naturally,
said nothing. Next iay we encountered
in the elevator and he handed
me the umbrella.
" 'Here's your parachute,' he said.
"I'll nave 10 own up mat a aj.?prupr.La.ied
it yesterday, but It was raining and
the temptation was too strong for my
morals.'
"I took it rather gingerly and refrained
from offering any explanation.
That afternoon I set it just outside my
door and bad the satisfaction of seeing
it disappear under the arm of an
architect who is a prominent member
of my church and generally regarded
as a very moral man. Sinrv* then he
has had pressing business whenever I
hove into sight, and I infer that he Is
suffering a duplicate of the pangs recently
experienced by myself nnd my
neighbor. The fellow who originally
left it hasn't turned up, so I suppose
that he, too, is a member of the robber
band."
Enjjine Driven T?j Bacteria.
X. P. MelnikoiT, the editor of the
Russian journal Technologue, has
made a little model of an engine which
depends for its motive power upon the
fermentation of bacteria. Although
the engine of itself has no practical
value, it nevertheless furnishes an interesting
example of the power which
can be derived from fermenting bodies.
Mr. Melnikoff decomposes glucose
into its constituents One hundred and
eighty parts glucose will giro ninety
two part sof alcohol and eighty-eight
parts of carbon dioxid gas. In a cop
per vessel, glucose, an acid phosphate
acetic acid, geletin, water (75 per
cent.), ana yeast are mixea xogeuier.
After twenty-four hours the gas -with
in the vessel, at a temperature of 20
degreesC. (GS degrees F.). will have
attained a pressure of four and onehalf
atmospheres. The inventor states
that if the vessel containing the yeast
bacteria be large, and the engine cylinder
be correspondingly proportioned, j
enough power can be optained to opcr- j
ate an engine uninterruptedly for j
twenty or thirty hours. The fermen
tation of different bacteria will give
different results, the power produced
depending upon the qunntltv of carbon
dioxid or c-her gases generated by j
each species of bacteria.
PilferlDj* Gnests.
After the ball given by the Pari*
Municipal Council to their electors auc
friends at the Hotel de Yille. it wasfound
that six dozen silver snonns
and 6SC> other articles, such as plates,
mustard pots and flower vases, had
been taken away, while many of the
dancers had he^eil themselves to bottles
of champa-jne for home consump
tion.
Found a Chest of GoldA
dispatch from Santiago, Cuba,
says the wreckcrs working on the sunk
en Spanish armored cruiser Almirante
Oquendo, "Wednesday discovered a
chest containing $19,000 in Spanish
gold, v/hich the Cendoya company, the
firm employing the divers, will retain. *
Work on the cruiser has hern iu
progress for five months and many
thousands of dollars worth uf treasure
has ht rn sr.-u ud The safe was found i
in the l?m v^bere it fell during the J
t>i?r .iug'/f the ship. Only a few dajs !
ago the wreckers began on the torpedo !
hnat. dpstrnrpr Furor. Thev have!
already found a service of heavy silver
plate. Experts asserts, after inspecting
the destroyer, that she might easily
have been raised and repaired. The
wrecking operations have proved a
a source of large returns to the companies,
estimated at $500,000.
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and
fcr Dyspepsia or any derangement of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as be- i
ing without an equal." James J. Os-;
borne, Attorney at Law. Boliston.
Henderson Oo., N. C.
?? .? II - i i n i
I ~ A CHINAMAN'S FATE. ~
Baclared Dead by a Society, Re Wa* Tabooed
and Killed Himself.
In San Francisco there's a Chinese
secret society, the laws of -which are
as strict and unchanging as those of
the Medes and Persians. One or tne
members of this society told some of
its secrets?an offense punishable by
death. He was to be tried in the usual
way before a tribunal of the society.
The night of the ordeal was fixed.
The culprit was represented by able
counsel, but the sentence was death?
as was expected. An executioner was
called from an adjoining room. He
was a strapping big Chinaman, and
wore one of those hideous wooden
masks that art critics think so beautiful.
lie carried a double-edged sword
fully five feet long. To rest the edge he
folded a newspaper iu eight parts, and
the knife went through those eiglit
thicknesses of paper as if it were a
bit of butter in summer time.
The culprit was brought in ui. ">n his
knees, and another Chinaman, aJso on
his knees, faced him and caught the
traitor by the cue. He drew the culprit's
neck toward him. the smock was
pulled over the shoulders, and with
one mighty swing the double-edged
sword descended. Like a flash it clove
the air and then stopped. A fractional
part of an inch separated the sword
from the victim's neck. Very, very
gently the executioner brought the
weapon down until it just touched the
traitor's neck. Then, as it is a crime to
kill a man in San Francisco, he stopped.
He brought the sword to his side
again, turned to the jugdes and said:
4,Thp rrlnrit Is dead."
The newly executed got on his feet
and said something to the judge. The
judge did not heed? for the culprit
was dead. lie tried to speak to the
Chinamen, who were hurrying from
the hall But he spoke to deaf ears.
To all intents and purpose he was a
dead man.
He made his way into the street
and the first thing that caught his eye
was a hugh poster proclaiming to all
Chinatown that he had been executed
that evening. No one would speak to
him, no one look at him?he was a
dead man?just as dead as if the executioner's
sword had in reality de
scended.
For a whole wee!* that man wandered
"bout Chinatown, the posters
proclaiming his execution staring him
in the face at every turn. Not a crust
of bread could he beg?not a mouthful
of water. His people knew him
as dead?he was past, gone, buried.
And so one day he wandered up into
the American portion of San Francisco
and stole a revolver from a messenger
boy, who was showing it to
some companions. Then he ran down
into Chinatown, sai down on the pave
ment beneath one of his own death
notices and blew the addled brains out
of his poor Chinese head.
Baby's Tootli Set In a Kfn~.
Exclusive young matrons of the
smart set who are also doting
mothers have just introduced into
fashion a new ring, which is exciting
the greatest attention.
The woman who first wore one of
these mysterious rings told all about
it the other day to a girl friend who
was admiring It and wanted to copy
** CVA coul <4TCV>TtrVn+a
iU OUiU, ?f iij) Wl\, WW
stone wouldn't be considered a gem to
any one but me. It Is only one of my
baby girl's pearly white teeth. She
knocked out a little front tooth not
long ago, and as it was too precious
to throw away, I took it to my jewelers
and asked him if it couldn't be
set in a ring. And here is the result.
I told him to surround the tooth with
diamonds and turquoises, alternating
with one another, as I think just the
touch of blue adds much to the beauty
of the ring. The baby tooth encir.
!j.1. J: 4.^
oeu "VYl Lli uiiiuiuiiua lUUivs luu itujic.
A number of my friends who have
copied my idea have taken one of
their baby's teeth to the jeweler's and
had it surrounded with the child's
birth stone."
Tlie Horse in Battle.
A veteran cavalry horse partakes of
the hopes and fears of battle just the
same as his rider. As the column
swings into line and waits, the horse
grows nervous over the waiting. If
the wait is spun out, he will tremble
and sweat and grow apprehensive. If
he has been sis months in the service
he knows every bugle call. As the call
comes to advance the rider can feel
him working at the bit with his tongue
to get it between its teeth. As he
moves out he will either seek to get
on faster than he should or bolt. H-?
cannot bolt, however. The lines will
carry him forward, and after a minute
lie will grip, lay back his ears, and one
can feel his sudden resolve to brave
the worst and have done with It as
soon as possible.
Small Testable* the Be*t.
Epicures are developing a taste for
miniature specimens of the earth's
products. To supply the demand in
larger cities for vegetables,
such as the French consider the most
delicate and appe izing, the truck
farmers bring to market tiny potatoes,
turnips, carrots, cai liflower and even
heads of cabbage tht size of a baseball.
Such vegetables an it Is said, more
easily digested, theh fiber being tender
and succulent, inst-ad of tough and
often of a woody na *ure as the growth
arrives at maturity,
The K!ght? f Burial.
Despite the growing difficulty of finding
space for the lj.terment of public
men within the waijs of Westminster
Abbey at least one jotable family still
enjoys a prescriptive right of burial
there. These are tlU Dukes of North
umberland, who hav? the exclusive use
of a spacious vault In the chapel St.
Nicholas. The vaul;, which was the
last resting place of ihe Seymours, was
opened as recently 1883 to received
Itie remains of Lad? Louisa Percy, the
elder sister of the present Duke.
An Automaton Duck.
Of all inventors of mechanical curiosities
Jacques Yauca^son was certainly
iir> THtit bars thp S *ipntifir? Amprir>nn.
His automatic duel, was to connoisseurs
an object of admiration. The
bird waddltd off in search of food and
picked up and swallowed the seeds
that it met with. It was impossible to
distinguish this dueb from a living one.
It splashed about in the water and
quacked at pleasure.
A Fatal Accident
A horrible accident o:currcd at the
Mills cotton mill in Greenville on
Wednesday, whijh cost the life of one
of the operatives, William J. Scott,
who was in charee of the elevator. He
was making a trip upward at the time
and wa?. looking over the side of the
pl<-\ator at 3umc workmen below, when
he was c-iught by the second floor and
hurled down to the floor of the elevator.
H:s head and shoulders were horribly
mashed before the elevator could be
stopped. Mr. Seott was taken to his
home in the mill village and medical
offonti/in traa immpdiflf-elv ffiven. but I
the injuries were so severe and numerous
that he was beyond the skill of the
physician, and in a few hours breathed
his last.
A Fearful Accident.
A fearful accident occurred about
10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the
quarry above the Jocks, at Augusta,
Ga. The back line of the derrick broke,
falling on the workmen. Hal Nabrit,
colored, was killed instantly. Sam i
Sullivan, colored, had his leg broken i
and was otherwise severaly injuraa. <
Several other workmen were more or '
less injured.
v
A Long Pelt Want.
A large part of the press of
the country, and many influential
business organizations, are
urging the establishment of a
parcels post system in thiscoun- l
try. It seems quite] probable ;
that congress, at its" next session.
will legislate to this effect.
4 ?. x' .r xi. .
ai me meeung 01 me executive i
committee of the National Association
of Manufacturers held
a few clays ago a resolution was
adopted unanimously favoring
the "enactment of a law by
congress providing for ihe
establishment- of a parcels post
system in the United States,
similar to the laws now in f >rce
in England and Germany, and
also the negotiation of parcels
post treaties with other nations.
And, "further, that the presi
dent of the association is Hereby
authorized to take whatever
steps in his judgment may be
necessary to secure the enactment
of such law and the negotiation
of such treaties." The
Atlanta Journal says the support
of the association which
adopted these resolutions is sure
to strengthen the advocacy of
nrnrvaco/-] i\o c erC. I
yivyvovu ^/VVV
tern. The association is organized
in nearly every state in the
union; has a membership of
some 1,200, comprising leading
manufacturers of the country,
and it is stated that an active
and successful canvass has been
made in furtherence of the
movement The matter has
been brought not only to the
attention of manufacturers, but
to the attention of merchants
and consumers, anatne canvass
has shown that the movement
is exceedingly popular. Fully
90 per cent of those who have
given their views to the association
advocate the establishment
of a "just" parcels post.
The parcels post system, which
will probably soon be adopted
in this country will, it
seems, be modelled after that
of England rather than that of
Germany. The limit of weight
under the German system is 100
pounds, while the limit in England
is 11 pounds. The English
rate begins at 3 pence (6 cents) a
nonnd. and increases at the rate
of a penny (2 cents) a pound up
to 10 pounds. The limit, as
stated, is 11 pounds, and the
rate for both the 10 and 11-pound
packages is one shilling or 25
cents. The American rate on
merchandise?parcels, post matter?is
16 cents per pound, and
except as to a book, the limit of
weight is four pounds. The
treasurer of the National Association
of Manufacturers is
authority for the statement,
Ud^CU UU puo otauoiiv^oj
that merchandise can be carried
in the mails here at about
the English rate. Moreover, he
presents figures to show that
the American rate is 100 per
cent in excess of the cost of our
merchandise service, contends
that it is prohibitory, and as
serts that it amounts to discrimination
in favor of the transportation
companies?a discrimination
that is largely at the
expense of consumers. It is,
therefore, the intention of the
association to have introduced
in the next congress a bill for a
reduction in the present rate for
fourth-class matter and an extension
of the maximum weight
limit to 8 or 11 pounds, so as to
more nearly conform to the
jhJnglisii parcels post system.
The advocates of a parcels post
system are enthusiastic, and believe
that they 'are pushing a
measure which will be of vast
benefit to the country. They
believe, and with good" reason,
that it will increase trade, and
that even at the low rate pror\Ace>i-l
fn it, will
Jfvuv" --
swell postal receipts so largely
that the annual deficit of the
postefiice department will be
wiped out. We trust that the
senators and members of congress
from Georgia will give
their hearty support to some
good parcels post proposition.
Boiler Explodes'
The explosion of an engine at a dis
tillery near Traveler's Rest Tuesday resulted
in the death of one man, the
serious injury of another and the wreck
of the establishment. The tragedy occurred
at the distillery of Robert
Keeler, four miles from Tiaveler'sRest,
about 8 a. in. The man killed was
Nick Williams, colored, who was th?engineer.
His head was blown off and
he was otherwise Ji'adly mutilated.
Matthew Keeler, a son of the proprietor,
was severely scalded. Dr. B. F.
Goodlett was called to attend him, but
a report has not yet been received from
the physician as to the condition of the
young man. The explosion seems to
nave been caused by water running too
lnw in the boiler.?The State.
1109 Plain Street. >'
Bet-ween Assembly and Marion
Macfeafs
School of
SHORTHAND
?AND?
TYPEWRITING
r*r\t rr\rr>T A C n
UUliUJlX>i-3., o.
This School has tie reputation of being the
beat business institution ia the State. Graduates
are holding rearjraeralive positions in
mercantile houses, tanking, insurance, real
estate, railroad offices, &c., in this and other
etates. Write to W. H. Macfeat,
BtenographerComulbia,.C. for termst
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Royal Elastic
IS GROWING IN P(
SIMPLY :
1' i- Ter in pro?.f.
it will uevet n eou.f lumpy. I
It is tbe o?l* Perfect Ma'tress.
I. is hsoluivj u- ii-?b orbent.
()I*K <tU-\RANIKt:? >!? ey will be re I
u-e. vou are noi ennrt-ly 'a'i?fi*"i.
Our booklet wi'h t' .l! ip-ioo. will b
If jour locai dtnlcr docs u-t te.l item,
Took the Premium at Colur
of $4-0.00 Hair Mattresses,
he-pedfully,
t> - -ii n
iioyaii 6b Joor
HAVE "YfJU SEEN
the BEAR
the BUFFALO
the ELEPHANT j
These and the EMPIRE SQUA1
from stock in q
1 Ann t
1,UUU 10 i
Owing to early purchases w
Wrapping Paper, Bags, Twines
Colombia St!
Wholesalers of Paper.
Growth of the South.
Mr. Richard H. Edmunds contributes
to the current number
of Harper's Weekly an article
-fVici rcr-nn-fVi r\-f r>r\rr<-rrtari^
V/JJL 1/1IV giVIT UJJL VX UUU
industries in the South which is
full of facts and figures of a
most interesting character, especially
to business men and
manufacturers. He relates in
an easy style how the Southern
States have steadily advanced
during the past twenty years
until they have become an added
strength to the industrial
power of the country. He shows
that tVift wa.cres naid to factorv
hands have increased from $75,900,000
in 1880 to: $360,000,000
in 1899. In 1880 the. South produced
431,000,000 bushels of
grain. The crop for 1898-'99 aggregated
736,600,000 bushels.
The railroad mileage, which in
1880 aggregated ;,only 20,600
miles has now reached 50,000
miles. ;The Southern cotton
mills in 1880 "consumed 233,886
bales" In 1898-'99 they con
sumed 1,399,000 bales. The coal I
mined^in 1860 was 6,000,000 tons
while in 1899 the]total of 40,000,-1
000 tons has been reached. The |
capital invested in cotton mills j
has increased from 821,900,000
in 1880 to 8125,000,000 at the
present time. From 397,000
tons of pig iron in 18S0 the product
has now grown to 2,500,000
tons. There is $40,000,000 capital
in cotton seed oil manufacture
now. as against $3,500,000
in 1880. The capital invested
in manufacturing today aggregates
81,000,000,000 while in 18S0
it was only $257,000. The spindles
in cotton mills in 1880 numbered
667,000. This year they
number 5,000,000. The amount
of phosphate mined has increased
from 750,000 tons to 2,000,000
tons. The cotton crop
has reached the aggregate of
11,275,000 bales. In 1880 it was
only 5,750,000. The value of
manufactured products in the
South has kept pace with the
increase of the output. From
$457,4:00.000 in 1880 this value
has reached $1,500,000,900 in
1899,
MONEY TO LOAN
On improved real estate.
Interest eight per cent.,
payable semi-annually.
Time 3 to 5 years.
N o commissions charged
Jno. 6. Palmer & Son,
UJSSriiAL .N.Vl'i J.\\L B.V>K BUI LLU.W,
1205 Plain St., Columbia, S. C.
KIDNEY,
BLADDER, URINAR ' AND
LIVER
DISEASES, DYSPEPSIA, INDIGESTION
AND CONSTIPATION POSITIVELY
CURED BY THE USE OF
DR. HILTON'S
LIFE
FOR THE
LIVER AND KIDNEYS.
A vegetable preparation, wherever known I
the m st popular of all remedies, because th< j
moat effectual.
Sold wholesale by?
The Miuray Drug*Co. Columbia j
Dr. W. Uaer, unarieston, o. u |
Jno. S. Reynolds,
Attorney at Law,
Columbia, S. cJ
1 1 ,mt
Felt Mattress
)P CLARITY DAILY . |li
k m, m
BECAUSE
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It is b?tt?r thnn toe b?-B! h>tir mni wr*.
It ?* ev^ry'bi'^g *!)??4 in * ? n?H?*
It is *?cwmu<eu<l.-?i bj len-lniji phj8'Cii?n8.
[ande-l, witDoic q i^Kti.ju. it'after n gbu'
e rani e<l < f? a'inlici,irta.
write us >iire< t * J
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-r. I
den, MANUFAUTL'RKKS,
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PAPER I
i ni hii
BAGS? 1
&E we can ship PROMPTLY .
uantities from
,000,000. M
e command the situation as to
itionery Co.,
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"Machinery
Mill Supplies" |
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above line write us. Prices
are steadily advancing, and
there is every indication of
further advances. Buy now
ana savjSMO^ky. rrices aiiu
estimates cheerfully submitted.
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1
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Saw and grist Mills. I j
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
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aiili licaituj uot
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