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r FORGIVING SPIRIT. '
"Let Not the Sun Go Down on
Your Wrath "
HATE BRINGS UNHAPPINESS,
Dr- Talmage Reccommends More
of the Saccharine and Less |
of Sour in Kunrai
I
Dispositions.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage placates
the world's revenges and recommends
more of the saccharine and less
of the sour in human dispositions; text,
Ephesians iv, 8l>, "Let not the sun go
down upou your wrath "
What a jillow, embrioaer<.d of all
colcrs, hath the dying day! The cradle
of clouds from which the sua rises is
beautiful enough, but it is surpassed by
the many colored mausoleum in which
at evening it is buried.
Sunset among the mountains! It almost
takes one's breath away to recall
the scene. The long shadows stretching
over the plain make tLc glory of the
departing light on the tiptop crags and
struck aslant through the foliage the
more conspicuous. Saffron and gold,
purple and crimson commingled. All
the castles of cloud in conflagration.
Buraine Moscows on the sky. Rang
ing gardens of roses at their deepest
blush. Banners of vapor, red as if
from carnage, in the battle of the elements.
The hunter among the Adirondacks
and the Swiss villager among the
Alps know what is a sunset among the
mountains. After a storm at sea the
rolling grandeur into which the sun
goes down to bathe at nightfall is something
to make weird and jsplendid
dreams out of for a lifetime. Alexander
Smith in his poem compares the
sunset to "the barren beach of hell,"
but this wonderful spectacle of nature
makes me think of the buanished wall
l*lwr - of heaven. Paul in prison, writing my
text, remembers some of the gorgeous
sunsets among the mountains of Asia
Minor and how he had often seen the
towers of Damascus blaze in the close
of the oriental days, and he flashes out
- - that memory in the text when he says,
"Let not the sun go down upon your
^ wrah."
f Sublime, all suggestive duty for people
then and people now! Forgiveness
before sundown! He who never feels
the throb of indignation is imbecile.
He nho can walk amoDg the injustices
of the world inflicted upon himself and
others without flush of cheek, or flash
""" of eye, or agitation of nature, is either
in sympathy with wrong or semi-idiotic.
When Ananias, the high priest, ordered
the constables of the courtroom to
smite Paul on the mcuLh, Paul fired
|^; up and said, "God shall smite thee,
IIP* Tr?
? LliUU VY Ui?wU n<1114 JLU liiv ovuivu vv ?
A immediately before my text Paul commands
the Ephesians, '\Be ye angry
and sin not." It all depends on -what
you are mad at and how Iodc the feeling
lasts whether anger is right or
wrong. Life is full of exasperations.
Saul after David, Succoth after Gideon,
Korah aftur Moses, the Pasquins after
Augustus, the Pharisees after Christ,
and every one has had his pursuers,
and we are swindled or belied or misrepresented
or persecuted or in some
way wronged, and the danger is that
healthful indignation shall become
^ baleful spite and that our feelings settli
down in a prolonged outpouring of
^ temper displeasing to God and ruinou-*
t? ourselves, and^hence tbc
fe, ?T0 down upon your wrath/'
*2??-? ?that ng vapor set to
- Way that penodffV ^;^, What
punctuate a flaming dl' . , 03C'S w.
has the sunset got to ??. baptard
sentful emotions: \V a^.
sentiment written by Pai5|. j- "^ink of
cial significance? No, nc?j ^ ^ ^he
five reasons why we shouIjF
sun set before our temper*., enough
First, because 12 hours fT giQflicted
to be eross about any *?vif,nstine to
upon us. Nothing is so** fa??itv ?.
physical Wit* ^ +a
protracted indulgence humor. It
racks^ the nep&i-rvvo- system. It hurts
tae It heats the blood in
prain heart until the whole body
overheated and then depressed.
AjS^BesideQ.that, it sours the disposition,
turns one aside from his legitimate
work, expends energi??> tHst ought to
be better employed a ad d^es us m >re
harm than it doe3 our antagou^t.
Paul gives us a good, wide aiIowa;:ue
01 lime iur legitimate ucuuuvrauuu,
from 6 o'clock to 6 o'clock, but says,
"'Stop there!" Watch the descending
orb of day, and when it reaches the
horizon take a reef in your disposition.
Unloose your collar and cool off.
Change the subject to something delightfully
pleasant. Unroll your tight
fist and shake hands with some one.
Bank up the fires at the curfew bell.
Drive the growling dog of enmity back
to its kennel. The hours of this morning
will pass by, and the afternoon will
arrive, and the sun will begin to set,
and, I beg you, ou its brazing hearth
throw all your feuds, invectives and !
satires.
_0;her things being equal, the man
who preserves good temper will come
out ahead. An old writer says that the
celebrated John Henderson of Bristol,
England, was at a dining party where
political excitement ran high and the
debate got angry, and while Henderson
was speaking his opponent, unable to
answer his argument, dashed a glass of
wine in his face, when the speaker deliberately
wiped the liquid from his
face and said: "This, sir, is a digression.
Now, it you please, for the main
argument." "While worldly philosophy
could help but very few to such equi- j
poise of spirit, the grace of God could !
help any man to such a triumph. ' 'Impossible,
" you say. 4iI would have
either left the table in anger or have
knocked the man down/' But I have
come to believe that nothing is impossible
if God help.
Aye, you will not postpone till sundown
forgiveness of enemies if you can
realize that their behavior toward you
may be put into the catalogue of the
4 'all things'' that "work together for
good to these that love God." I have
had multitudes of friends, but I have
found in my own experience that God
so arranged it that the greatest opportunities
of usefulness that have been
opened before me were opened by enemies.
So jou may harness your antag
onists to your best interests and com
pel them to draw you on to bette
work and nigher character, suppose
instead of waiting until 32 minutes
after 4 this eveniDg, when the sun will
set, you transact this glorious work of
forgiveness at meridian.
Again, we ought not to let the sun go
down on our wrath, because we will
sleep better if we are at peace with
^ eve*yhody. insomnia is getting to be i
or# o: the most prevalent of disorders. 1
' Bcw few people retire at 10 o'clock at 1
night ard clear through to G in the
moraiDg! To relieve this disorder all
narcotics and sedatives and morphine
and chloral and bromide of potassium
and cocaine and intoxicants are used,
but nothing is more important than a
quiet spirit if we would wia somnolence.
How is a man going to sleep
when he is in mi id pursuing an enemy?
vYith what nervous twitch he
will start out or a cream: That new
plan of cornering his foe will keep him
wide awake while the clock strikes 11,
? - T o Mr
lli, 1, I give you an unianmg prescription
for wakefulness: Spend the
evenicg hours rehearsing your wrongs
and the best way of aveDging them.
Hold a convention of friends on this
subject in your parlor or office at 3 or 9
o'clock. Close the evening by writing
a bitter letter expressing your seot.i
meuts. Take from the desk or pieeotiho'e
the papers in the case to refresh
\our mind with your enemy's meanness.
Then lie down and wait for the
coming of the day, ani it will come before
sleep comes, or your sleep will be
worried quiescence and, if you t ike the
precaution to lie flat on your back, a
Why not put a bound to your animosity?
Why let your foos come into the
sanctities of your dormitory? Whv let
those slanderers who have already torn
your reputation to pieces or injured
your business bend over your midnight
pillow and drive from you one of the
greatest blessings that God can offer?
sweet, refershing, all invigorating sleep?
Why not fence out your enpmies by the
golden bars of the sunset? Why not
* % ? ? i i P
stand bet.ind the Darneaae 01 evening
cloud and ?ay to them. "Thus far and
no farther." Many a man and many a
woman is havin? the health of body as
well as the health of soul eaten away by
a malevolent spirit. T have in time of
leligious awakening had persons night
after night come into the inquiry room
and get no peace of soul. After awhile
I have bluntly asked them, "Is there
not some one against whom you hive a
hatred that you are not willing to give
up?'' After a little confusion they
slightly whispered, "Yes." Then I
have said, "You will never find peace
with (j-od as long as you retain tnai
virulence."
A boy in Sparta having stolen a fox
kept him under his coat and, though
the fox was gnawing his vitals, he submitted
to it rather than expose his
misdeed. Many a man with a smiliog
face has under his jacket an animosity
that is gnawing away the strenth of his
body and the integrity of his soul. Better
get rid of that hidden fox as soon as
possible. There are t.uudreds of domestic
circles where that which most is
needed is the spirit of forgiveness.
Brothers apart and sisters apart and
parents and children apart. Solomon
says a brother offended is harder to be
won tna" a strong city. --\re mere uui t
enough sacred memories of your childhood
to briDg you together?
The rabbins rccuunt how that Nebuchadnezzar's
son had such a spite
against his father that after he was dead
he had his father burned to ashes and
then put the ashes into four sacks and
tied them to four eagles' necks, which
flew <iwav in opposite directions. And
there are now domestic antipathies that
seem forever to haye scattered all parental
memories to the four winds of
heaven. How far the eagles fly with
those sacrcd ashes! The hour of sundown
makes to that family no practical
suggestion. Thomas Uariyie in his biography
of Frederick the Great says the
old king was told by the confessor he
must be at peace with his enemies if he
wanted to enter heaven. Then he said
to his wife, the queen, "Write to your
brother after I am dead that 1 forgive
him." Roloff, the confessor, said,
j "Her majesty had better write him immediately."
"Xo," said the king;
"after I am dead. That will be safer."
So he let the sun of h:s earthly exis-,
tence go down upon his wrath.
.11 il I
Agam, we OUgm uoi to aiiy-v me suu
to set before forgiveness takes place,
' because we might not live to see another
day. And what if we should be
.-ushe*ei into 4he -presence of-our .Maker
with a grudge upon our soul? The
majority of people depart this life in
the nizht. Between 11 o'clock p. m.,
and 3 o'clock a m., there is something
in the atmo-phero which relaxes the
grip whicli the body has on the soul,
and most people enter the next world
through the shadows of this world.
Perhaps Grod may have arranged it in
that way so as to make the contrast the
more glorious. I have seen sunshiny
days in this world that must have been
almost like the radiance of heaven.
T* it as most people leave the earth between
sundown and sunrise they quit
this world at its darkest, ana heaven,
always bright, will be the brighter for
that contrast. Oat of darknes3 into
irradiation.
Shall we then leap over the roseate
bank of sunset into the favorite hunting
greund of disease and death, carrying
our animosities with us? Who
would want to confront- his God, against
whom we have all done meaner things
than anybody In* ever done against us,
carrying old gru iges? How can we expect
his forgive n-<s for the greater
when we arc doi williog to forgive others
for the less? Napoleon was encourage
to u^dertoke the crossing of the
Alps bec.iu-r Charlemagne had previously
crossed the ui. And all this rugged
path of forgiveness bears the bleeding
footsteps of him who conquered
through suffering, and we ought to be
willing to follow. On the night of our
departure from this life into ths next
our one plea wiU have to be for mercy,
and it will have to be offered in the
presence of him who has said, "If you
forgiye not men their trespasses, neither
will your Heavenly Father forgive your
trespasses."
What a sorry plight if we stand there
hating this one and hating that one and
wishing that one a damage and wishing
some one else a calamity, and ourselves
needing forgiveness for 10,000
obliquities of heart :in<i life. "When our
last hour comes, we want it to find us
all right.
Hardly anything a?ects me so much
in the uncovering of "Pompeii as the
account of the soldier who, after the
city had for many centuries been covered
with the ashes and scoria: of Vesuvius,
vas found standing in his place
on fruard. hand on soear and helmet on
head. Others fled at the awful submergement,
but the explorer, 1,700
years after, found the body of that
brave fellow in right position. And
it will be a grand thiiig if, when our
last moment comes, we are found in
right position toward Gcd, on guard and
unaffrighted by the descending ashes
from the mountain of death. 1 do not
suppose that I am any mtreof a coward
than most people, but I declare to you
that I would not dear to sleep tonight if
there were any being in all the earth
Tc-Vimn T tcTmld not shaktf
hands-last during the night hours my
spirit dismissed to other realms, I should
because of my unforgiving spirit, be
denied divine forgiveness.
{iBut'* say some women, ''there is a
horrid creature that has injured me :
that rather than make up with her I
would die first." Well, sister, you may i
take your choice, for one or the other :
r I. I r -
it will be?your complete paidon of her
or God's eternal punishment of you.
"But," savs some mai, "that fellow
who cheated me out of those goods or
da-naeed my business credit or started
that lie about me in the newspapers of
by his perfidy broke up my domestic
happiness, forgive him I cannot, forgive
him I will not " Well, brother,
ta?e your cnoice. iou wm never uc i
at peace with God till you are at peace {
with man. FeeliDg as yiu now do, you j
would not get so near the harbor of i
heaven as to see ihe lightship. Be-ter i
leave that man with the God who r-a-'d,
'Vcngence is mine, I will repay."
You may say. "I will make him sweat
i'urth at yet; [ will make him squirm; I j
moan to pursue him to the death," but j
you are damaging yourself more than
you damage him, and you are leaking
h.-svpn for vnur soul an impossibility.
If he will not be reconciled to you, be
reconciled to him In fiive or six
hoars ii will be rundown. The dahlias
will blooui against the western sky.
Somewhere between this and that take
a ' hovel and bury the old quarrel at
least six feet deep. "Let not the sun
go do*L apon ycur wrath."'
*'Buc," you say, 1;I have more than
I cm bear; too much is put up^n me,
and I am not to blame if I am somewhat
revengeful and umelenting."
Then I think of the little child at the
moving of some goods from a store.
Ttroa r\n f-f i n rr Q^mA QnllQ ftf
JL lairU^i nao w wgoods
on the child's arm, package after
package, and some one said, "That
child is being overloaded, and so much
ought not to be put upon her," when
the child responded, "Father knows
how much I can carry." and God, our
Father, will not allow to much imposition
on his children. In the day
of eternity it will be found you had not
one annoyance it will be found you had
not one annoyance too many; not one
ovosncrah'rtn tni mmv: not one on trace
too many. You Heavenly Father
knows how much you can carry.
Again, we ought not allow the passage
of the sunset hour before the dismissal
of all our affronts, becaus we
may associate the subliinest action of
the soul with the sublimest spectacle in
nature. It is a most delightsome thing
to have our personal experience allied
with certain subjects. There is a tree
or river band where God first answered
jour prayer. You will never pass that
place or think of that place without
thinking of the glorious communion.
There was some gate or some rorm or
some garden wall where yon were
affianced with the companion who has
chief joy in lise. You never' spead t?
tha place but with a smile. Some < !
you have pleasant memories connecte i j
with the evening star, or the moon i I
its first quarter, or with the sunrise, j
because jou saw it just as you wenirrivingat
harbor after a tempestuous
voyage. Forever and forever, 0 hearer,
associate the sunset with your magoani
j
mous, OUC aoa out, uuiiuuieu reuuntw
of all tatred and forgiveness of all foes
I admit it is the most difficult of all
graces to practice, and at the start you
may make a complete failure, but keep
on in the attempt to practice it
Shakespeare wrote ten plays before he
reached "Hamlet" and 17 plays before
he reached "Merchant of Venice'' and
20 plays before he reached ".Macbeth."
* ?* ?ii i? .
and gradually you win come i^om me
easier graces to the most difficult.
Besides that, it is Dot a matter of
personal determination so much as the
layiDg hold of the almighty arm of
God, who will help us to do anything
we ought to do. Remember that in all
controverfies the one least to blame
will have to take the firrt step at pacification
if it is ever effectee. The
contest between JEschines and Aristippus
resounds through history, but
Anstippus, who was least to blame,
went to ^Eschines and said, "Shall we
cot agree to be iriends terore we mase
ourfclves the laughiDg stock of the
whole country?*' And JE^chines said,
"Thou art a far better man than I, for
I began the quarrel, but thou hast been
the first in healing the breach,'' and
they were abrav? friends afrerwards.
^o^rtnTo'e of you that' is "least eft'
blame take the first step toward reconciliation.
The one most in the wrong
will never take it.
Oh, it makes one feel spelndid to be
able by God's kelp to practiee unlimited
forgiveness. It improves one's
body and sou!. My brother, it will
make you measure three or four more
inches around the chest and improve
your respiratioQ so that you can take a
deeper and longer breath. It improves
the countenance by scattering the
glnom and makes you somewhat like
God himself. He is omnipotent of all
the universe, and we cannot copp that.
He is creative, and we cannot copy
that, lie is omnipresent, and we cannot
copy that. But he forgives with a
broad sweep all faults, and all neglects,
on/1 oil insnlto and all \rrr>ncr.f]nin
and in.that we may copy him with
mighty success, Gro harness that
sublime action of your soul to the sunset?the
hour when the gate of heaven
opens to let the day pass into the
eternities, and some of the glories
escape this way through the brief opening.
We talk about the ItaHm mi isets
and sunset amid the Aucuu-ucs
a AATi rKIl* oa knt T
auu auiiu buu vwuuiuvam>;J u A.
will tell you how you may see a grander
sunset than any mere lover of nature
ever beheld; that is by flinging into it
all your hatreds a".d animosities, and
let the horses of fire trample them, and
the spearmen of fire stab them, and the
chariots of the fire roll over them, and
the spearmen of fire stab them, and the
beach of fire consume them, and the
billows of fire overwhelm them.
Mohammed said, "The sword is the
key of heaven and hell." But, my
hearers, in the last day we will find
just the opposite of that to be true,
and that the sword never unlocks
heaven, and that he who heals wounds
?s greater than he who makes them,
and that on the same-ring are two keys
?God's forgiveness of us aDd our forgiveness
of enemies?and these two
I'ore -m n 1 rvo to rlico
J UU1VVO, uuiLiV/
And now I wish for ali of you a beautiful
sunset to your earthly existence.
With some of you it ha3 been a long
day of trouble, arid with others of you
it will be far from calm. When the
sun rose at 6 o'clock, it was the morning
of youth, and a fair day was
prophesied, but by the time the noon
day or middle life had come, and the
r>1nr>L- nf vi-mr f>'7i<5t'pnr'f> harl
struck 12, cloud racks gathered, and
tempest bellowed in the traek of
tempest. But as the cv^nins of <>M
age approached. I pray God iho t-kies
may brighten and the clouds he piled
up into pillars as of celestial tutu pics to
which you go, or move as with mounted
cohorts come to take you home. And
as you sink out of sight below the
horizon, may there be a radiance of
Cnristian example lingering long after
you are gone, and on the heavens be
written in letters of sapphire and on
thn waters in letters of opal and on the
hills in letters of emerald, "Thy sun
shall no more go down, neither shall
thy moon withdraw itself, for the Lord
shall be thine everlasting lig'.it, and
the days of thy mourning shall be
ended." So shall the sunset of earth
become the sunrise of heaven.
CONFERENCE. I
j
Methodist Ministers Make Many
Moves.
WHERE THE PREACHERS GO.
The Appointments of the South
Carolina Methodist Conference.
More Changes
T han Last Year.
The South Carolina Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Chur.-h, South,
convened in the Methodist Church at
Orangeburg last Wednesday morning.
rrm/>Ti Vmai
JL UC VUUlClUU^g C/i auouviuu
ness of importance, and Monday tbe
names of the ministers and the charges
to which they were appointed was made
public. Below will bs found a list of
the appointments:
CHARLESTON* DJ9TBICT.
A J Stokes, Presiding E:der.
Allendale?A. J Cauthen, Jr.
Beaufort?nA B Earl.
Pino potts?W T Patrick.
Biack hwamp?W C Kirkland.
Ciiar eston?Trinity, J W Kilgo; Bethel, E
0 Watson; Spring s:reet, Jno Owen: Cumberland,
.1 L Hirlef.
Ebrhardl?& C Mouzon.
Cypress?J L Mulliaix.
Bi Jgeland?'V R Buchanan.
Hampton?E K Moore.
Harlejville?E M McKissick
Hendereonville? 0 N fiountree.
McCleUaavilte?J F VVay.
Tore Koyal?K. t, lurmpseea.
Ridge al!e?'A W Humphries
Round O aad St. Pau?J C Davis.
S'umm rville?G P Watson.
St. George's station?W B Duncan.
Grover?D A Calhouo.
Cardesville?D A Patrick.
Walterboro?J E Carlisle
Secretary E lucation?J W Kilgo.
As-isiant Edi:or S. C. Advocate?S A
Weber.
Chaplain Port Society?P A Murray.
Mt. Pieagant?To b* supplied.
COKESDURY DISTRICT.
R V Chi'd, Presiding Elder.
A ViKoxrill 1 W 1)Auipl
Antreville ?S T Biackman.
Butler?H W VVhitaker.
C'okesbury?J L Daniel.
Dona'ds?W B Wharton.
Greenwood?P L Kirton.
Greenwood City Mission?Supplied.
Ktnards?J J Stevrnson.
Lowndesville?Peter Siokes.
MoCormick?W T Duncan.
Mi. Cirmel?Henry Stokes.
Ninety-Six?W L Wait.
Xewbcrrv?Johnston Street, W 1 Herbert;
0">Teal Street, J W Speake.
Newberry circuit?D P Boyd.
Pa'ksville?F E Hedges.
Phoenix?M M Brabaam.
Princeton?3 W Henry
Prosuerity?W H Ariail.
b'aluda?A S Leslie.
Verde-y?S J Bethea.
Waterloo?\V C Winn
Coiesbury Coaferenca School?W S
Stakes.
COLUMBIA DISTRICT.
E T II d^es, Presiding Elder.
Bitesburg, A. C Walter.
Columbia, Washington street, W R Richar.
son; Main street, S tf Zimmerman; Green
street, Granby and Richland, J E Mahaffey;
Brookiaad and Hebron, C D Ma*n; Edgewood,
K S Tresdale; Hjatt's Park, to be bup
pnea.
Edgefield, G W Davis.
Fa.irljeld, R W Spigener.
Fort Motte, J C Welch.
Graniteville, E P Hutson.
Johnston, S P H El well.
Lmgley, R C Bouiware.
Leesvi le, J F Anderson.
Lewiedale, J M Lawson.
Lexington, J N Wright.
Lexington Foik, J S Abercrombie.
Kidgeway, W S Goodwin.
Upper St. Mitthews, J W Ariail.
WinosboTO, J D Grout.
Southern Christian Advocate, Jao. 0. Will
son.
Columbia Female College, W W Daniel.
Epwjrtb Orphanage, G K WadJell.
Paine Institute, Geo. W Walker
Warrenville, R E Mood.
FLORZNCS DISTaiCT.
? pii"gan. Presiding Elder. _
Cberaw station, & (ijprice*
C.heraw circuit, A B Weldon.
Ciaussen, J L Roy.
C.yde, W M Harden.
Darlington, C B Smith.
Darlington circuit, A ft Phillips.
Florence, J T Pate.
Georgetown, J L Stokes.
Georgetown circuit, J A White.
Hartavilie circuit, J W Humbert.
Johnsonville, J R S journer.
Ivingstree circ it, W S Martin.
LaKe City, J E Rushton.
Lamar, G M Boyd.
Lanes, R M DuBuae.
Rome A E Holler.
Silters, W H Thrower.
Scran*on. W C Kellej.
South Florence, 0 L Durant.
TimmAwott? la W T PantKon
JL 1LULUVUO T X iV, U V VMMWVVt
Cartersville, Wm. Buff.
GREENVILLE DISTRICT.
J B Wilson, Presiding Eider.
Andereoa, St. Joha's, J B Campbell;
West End, 55 B Harper.
Ei3ley and Bethesda, W E Wiggins.
Fountain Inn circuit, Q C Leonard.
Greenville, Buacombe street, G T Harmon;
City Mills, B G Murphy; St. Paul's, M
B Ke ley.
G-eenville circuit, T J White!
fireer's. J C Rone'r.
McLure circuit, C W Burgees.
North. Pickeus circuit, J N Stone.
Baws'ille, B M Robertson.
PcVt T it Herbert.
j'cujie^u ir^uit, R E S'aikhouse.
Pickens cncui., a R Dagnall.
P.edmout, T C Ligou.
Reidviile, J W Shell.
Seneca atd Walhala, G F Clarkson.
Starr and 17a, 0 M \bney.
Town^iHe, John W Bailey.
Travellers' Rest, J P A'.taway
"\Vaiha:la aud Newry. To beeupplied.
Westminster, D w Keller. |
West Pickens, L L Inabinet; A M A.ttaway,
superauoierary.
William3toa and Belton. P F Kilgo.
Williamston circuit, A W Attaway.
Assistant S S Editor, L F Beaty.
"Williamston Female College. S Lander.
MAR OX DISTRICT.
W C Power, Presiding Elder.
Bayborc?E >1 Merritt.
Benretumlle staiion?C W Creighton.
EpnTisitsville oirruit?A .1 fiauthen.
Blenheim?D Tiller.
Bnghtsville?W B Baker.
Briiton's Npck?W EBarre.
Backsville?M F Dukes.
Centenary?J S Porter.
Clio? r M DenL
Conway station?J W Elkins.
Cool Springs Circuit?E F Scoggins.
Conway Circuit, T B Reynolds,
Dillon Station?C C Herbert.
Latta?J E Beard.
little Rock?J A fampMl.
Little R:vtr -S '1 :o?w.
I ori ?N I, j jiios.
M ii u Mau-jii?1.' K Morris.
.\idriun Circuit aad Miils?H L Singleton.
McOoll Circuit and Mills?T L Belvin.
Mullins?A B Watson.
North Mwlbcro?J H Noland.
North Mullins?G R Shaffer.
Waccamaw?G W Gatlin.
oeasgeburg district.
K B Browne, Presiding Eld#r.
Aiken, A J Stafford.
Bamberg, T CO'dell.
Barnwell, J G Beckwitb.
B'anchville, W A Wright.
Boiling Springs, E Z Jame3,
Denmark, G E Stokes.
Editto, J C Yongue.
Lower St. Matthews, M W Hook,
Orangeburg Station, W A Rogers. .
Orangeburg Circuit, W W Williams. A/&
'' ''
Providence, B M Grier.
Rowesville Station, J C Chandler.
South Branchville, J D Frierson.
Springfield. R G McRoy.
Swansea, W 0 Gleaton.
Wazner To he supplie I.
Willistcn, T T Macfar'ane.
ROCK HILL D1SLTRJCT.
H W Bays, Presiding Eider.
Biacksburg, D M McLeod.
B ackstock, P B Ingrahm.
Chester, J E Grier.
Chester Circuit, J B Traywick.
( hesttrbeld, A F Berry.
East Chester, W H Miller.
Fort Mill, R A Yoag'ie
Hickory Grove, R W Barber.
Jeff'.rson, L. L. b'edenbaugh.
Lancaster?R X Bruuson.
Lancaster Circuit and City Mission, M H
Pooser.
North Rock Hi'l. J C Si oil.
Rictiburg, N B Clarkson.
Rock Hill, J 8 Beasley.
Rock Hill Circuit, J B Harris.
Tridesville, C H Clyde.
Yorkville, J M Steadman.
York Circuit, d i Bjoth.
Van Wyck, J I Spinks.
SPARTANBITG DISTRICT.
W P Mcadors, Praiding Eleder.
Belmont, ML Banka, Jr.
Clifton and Cowpena, SD Vaughn.
Cherjkee, W J Snyder.
Clinton, J M Friday.
Cainpobello, A. H Best.
Enoree?D Hucks
Gaffaey, W H Hodges.
Gaffaey Circuit, ?> X Crecch.
Jonesvil'eH Beckham.
Kelton, J N Isom.
Liurena, R H Jones.
Laurens City Mission, J M Shell.
No.th Laurens Circuits, J K McCain.
Pacoiet Mills btatioa, ES Jones.
Pacolet Circuit, S A Nettles.
C! _ _ A n Z> 13....no
\j x* yuiuo.
Spartanburg, Central,. M L Carlisle;
Duncan, W A Fairey; Bethel and Glendale,
R. T. Hobrojd.
Union, Graco Church, W A Massebeau;
Union Mills, F H Shuler; Whitmire, W B
Jestus.
SUMTER DISTRICT.
T J Clyde, Presiding Elder.
Bethany. J R Copeland.
Bishopville, E P Taylor.
Camden, W M Duncan.
(Maiden Circuit. To be suppliedForeston,
F Speer.
1 .u "H A Phillirw
Jieaiii OJJllUg? oi-au-vu, v ?? A
Jordan, VV A Pitts.
Kershaw, W A Betts.
Lynchburg. E W Mason.
Mini ing Station, P W Wells.
New Zion, (i R Wnittaker.
Oiw^'o, J H Thacker.
Kichland, J C Counts,
Sintee, A T Dunlap.
Smithviile. J H Graves.
Sumter, Sumter Su>tion, J A Ciifton;
Magnolia St. Mission, W A Kelly; cumter
ircuit, S D Bai'ej.
Watcee. J E Strickland.
Wedetfield. Q H Pooser.
Best Place to Be Robbed.
Of all cities in the world, If a person
must be robbed, Vienna is the town in
which to have the performance enacted.
Some time ago a Boston gentleman
had his watch, a valuable gold
one, and a sum of money stolen from
him while in that city. He offered
$50 reward for the recovery of the
property. The watch did not appear,
and on returning to America he left
Iiis name and address a-Ad the number
of his watch, together with the amount
of the reward, with rhe police. A
short time ago the gentleman received
his watch, together with the reward
intact, and a polite note from the Di
rector saying that it was against tne
rales for policemen to recive money rewards:
of course if a civilian bad recovered
the -watch the reward would
have been paid. The only charge was
r.0 cents, the expense of transporting
the watch from New York to Boston.
The thief had been arrested in Vienna,
the watch had been found upon him
and forwarded by the City Government
of Vienna free of charge to New
York. There is a decree of innocence
about tlio Vienna police tliat suggests
odious comparisons.
Struck tli? Klght Attorney.
Owing to good crops and other
causes, the prosperity of Kansas has
been very great during the last year
or two. and thousands of farmers have
ben enabled to remove the financial
encumbrances that rested upon their
ties, "having^^
good advantage and finding himself
possessed of several thousand dollar?
In cash, weut to the county seat one
day, and while on his Tray to the courthouse
stepped into an attorney's office
to obtain a little legal acmce.
"You're a lawyer, ain't you?" lie
paid, addressing the ouly occupant of
the room.
'Yes, sir." answered the other,
"What can 1 do for you?''
"What's your name?"
"My name is Derrick."
"You'll do." rejoined the farmer,
noddiup: his head. "I want your help.
Mr,?Derrick jnjnftin JL~nw?tgS?S'--5#""''
my farm."?Youtlis' Companion/
Turkeys Tracked By Dos*.
The wild turkey In the Ozarks is
now hunted with a slow-tracking dog.
and whole flocks are often killed in
this way. Till the trained dog was employed
to follow up the wary bird this
game fowl could baffle the most skillful
hunter. Now when a flock of turkeys
Is found the sportsman has little
difficulty. A good dog will follow a
turkey track that is three or four hours
old, and set the birds when overtaken,
just as the pointer does the quail.
After the turkey had been chased
awhile it hides in a tree or under a lop:,
and stays there until the hunter,
guided by his dog. comes within close
range.
It is astonishing what fine instinct a
good turkey dog will develop after a
few months of training in the woods.
He will follow a flock of turkeys for
hours just ahead of the hunter, and in
dicate by unmistakable signs when the
game is near. After a turkey has received
a fatal shot it may fly for a half
n mile rvr mnrf A trainpfl flnfr Trill <rr>
straight to a "wounded or dead turkey
avjtii the same precision with which he
-tracks the game.
AndersonvUIe Prison.
A recent visitor to Andersonville,
where the Union soldiers wereimprisoned
years ago, says that the earthworks
and stockade arc still preserved
and that the wells dug by the prisoners
are in as good condition as if they
had just been completed. "Providence
spring," so named because it seemed
to- have suddenly burst from the
ground just at a time when the soldiers
were suffering for water is still
the same, having kept up a constant
Sow of pure, clear water ever since.
*i uirlorsiand Gregory's wife is
soiiii'ihing of a poet."
-No truth in it."
How do you know?"
"I was down in Jersey with them .
and drove by a meadow where a lot f
of lambs woro frisking, and she saidRoni^thir.tr
:ibont mint sauce anfls
T?ica peas."?Detroit Journal. / t
Fireworks for Christmas. /
The Columbia Stationery Corfy t>i
,,/tcc Jt>0
in its new advertisement, woulckgre yg
tattention of dealers to its time A
works?ready for shipm^f^/ Kcad' Mi"j
for the Christm^^^ 7 gcje
eajt
lQipeiis a com- ^
\ which The
'new?atlum^ia'
EARN $10,000 A YEAE
THIS IS THE RECORD OF THREE ELEPHANTS
!N THE LONDON ZOO.
These Huge Becsts Jiarn Their Money By
Carrying on Their Backs Pa irons of the
Gardens?They Are As .Jealous Hearted
As Actresses.
Three elephants earn $10,000 a year.
This is ?2,000 more than the salary of
a member of the President's Cabinet,
and ?3,000 less than the income of an *
admiral in the navy, a rank done away
with because Congress thought the
salary too high. These elephants are
at the London Zoo, and they earn their
money by carrying on their backs the
patrons of the gardens. Every 'Arry
taxes nis amec ana niss nim to me
Zoo on bank holidays, and for five cents
they can jog about the ring on the
back of one of the elephants.
The elephants are stationed in different
parts of the Zoo, and there seems
to be a bit of professional jealousy between
them. Apparently they are on
very good terms between hours, but
when business is brisk, and the largest
one is coining money, for he is the favorite,
the other two try to lash him
with their trunks as he passes.
The largest elephant is a financial
record breaker. He is the senior
member of the firm, so to speak. On
one holiday he carried 1.600 persons.
There are camels which are sought
after by those left out in the scramble
for the elephants, but the old patrons
of the Zoo say the uneven motion of
a camel is only appreciated by an old
salt, who is most at home on an exceedingly
choppy sea. The camels
are too cultivated a taste for the ordinary
mortal to affect.
Three camels earn about $1,200 a
year, but they cost less to keep than
+ m r\ya / iirtnarefiil arc Til O
JJiXUig tlUV/^uOCiUl uiutuu 1^1 J. XAV
elephants eat up most of their profits.
The greatest number of visitors to the
Zoo in one day was 44,000, and an average
of 500 pounds of dainties were
fed to the brothers of the royal executioner
of India.
The Migration ot Robins.
For many years naturalists like Audubon
and Wilson studied and wrote
of this bird before it was known that
there were "robin roosts," as well as
_2 ? -J.- +v,A Incr
pigeuu ruuais. \juxj vyiculxul cuc iu^i.
few years was the fact brought out
that a bird more familiarly known than
the passenger pigeon followed this
mode of spending the night, although
it adopted spring instead of fall for
massing by hundreds in a high sheltered
wood for a night's protection
from cold, or because it is the period
before pairing time, or for some other
reason at present beyond man's ken.
With what stealth must this well-known
and much-observed bird have found its
"way m such numoers iu me same p<an-u.
of timber night after night in the early
months of the year, according to locality
coming from all directions so
swiftly that a secreted observer could
not count, keeping up a chatter that
could be heard for a long distance, until
the last bird, somewhat belated,
perhaps, found shelter in the darkening
grove, when all became silent as
thousands of wings were folded to rest.
Another peculiar trait of the robin,
unnoted except by so keen an observer
of bird ways as Maurice
Thompson, Is that, with all its friendly
and confiding relations with the human
family during the time of nesting and
rearing its young, in the fall of the
year, it becomes a wild bird, betaking
itself largely to the woods and even
- - ? ? ^ Ai 4-v
the seciuaea parts 01 mountains, m ima
season showing little disposition to be
on familiar terms with man, giving a
note of alarm and flying high and
swiftly when surprised at his approach.
At this time they range over extensive
tracts of country, but nearly always
evince a tendency to seclusion. The
writer has seen them in small flocks
flying over a wide valley at such an elevation
that only by the well known
sharp squeak, rather than by the eye,
could he surely determine that they
were robins.
Even in its migratory habits this bird
is somewhat peculiar. They seem to
move southward In the fall with more
tardiness than most other birds, allowing
the increased severities of the
",J -???/??? +/1 rmoVi +>iom off thA win
UUIU k>C<!OUlL tU puou WUV?M
ter's edge. Or are these late goers
the birds Inured to cold by a residence
in the States further north, which,
coining southward, take the place of
others that have gone earlier in the
season The question of identity, alwaTT"a^^ui^^oneJ.-almost
precludes
argument on tnispoisir m
Novel U?e for Japanese Xewipaper*.
A Lewiston man, a chemist, went Into
a well-known Lisbon street variety
store the other day and began to pick
out things of interest and tell where
they were made and what they were
made of. He found several things
made in Japan, where he supposed that
the newspapers, which he especially
has no liking for, have no pull with the
public.
fcipw something: about the forcefulness j
of Japanese newspapers, and lie took I
up a little white skeleton, made in the
exact shape of the human one, and a
good specimen of Japanese art. This
the Lewiston chemist thought was odd,
and he couldn't guess what it was made
of, but said that he .vould like to see ,
what it was me.de of. He went away
saying that Japan was destined to be a
great country because it was not overridden
by newspapers. /
When the chemist got home *APut
the little Japanese plaything l^o.
water and soaked it out. Grac^iiy it
unrolled till it peeled off, boneJy bone,
and the little rolls were *ouna to* j
be closely printed paper, evdently old <
Japanese newspapers, uf,J by the ]
makers of the little pla.-'hmss. Th*
chemist took the rolls to> friend of Jvs (
who has been studyii? Japanese a
little, and he picked out sentences | ?
here and there such ?s: j \
"The Chinese army was cornered at c
Port Arthur," and "Fear/il slaughter ^
nt Orientals?on bothfi'dss." The |
next time he -went into the variety ?
store, says the Lewistq/ Journal, hi?
found his friend, the/store keeper
grinning out of his eye&t kim. "Wh.*it
were the Japanese skeins made of?"
asked the store np.a-' "XeK'spspers,"
said the chemist. / '
? XL
A soul occupied Sroat idfns j
oest performs sro* (U,,'PS: *Iio divin?st
vlows of most r-7r?;it*Iv f
!nto the nr?:in? enier.-('"<*ies.?I(
tinea a. a<
Ms;
Machinery.
g ?. """"""
Smith Pneumatic Suction P
Elevating, Ginning and
racking System Sj
the simplest and most efficient on
;he market. Forty-eight complete J '
outfits in South Carolina; each
one giving absolute
satisfaction.
ilers and Engines; Slide j ,
.lve, Automatic and Corliss. lv]
Iv Light and Heavy Lou Beam Saw
Is cannot be equalled in design, ef- I '
;ncy or price by any dealer or manu
urer in the South.
,'rite for prices and catalogues.
V. G. Badham,
1326"Main Street,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
?(
mm LictDiiu
IS GROWING IN
SIMPLY
It is ver'i'iii pmot.
It will ntmi !>?-coii'c uii>py.
It is the ocl.* 1'crfVct Mi ire**
It is hr-olute ,> u u-ah-orbciit.
Ol'H '.>11 \ RAN iEK:?VI" ey wtll b
u-e. \<-u nre rtct eo'irely (-a'i^fic'i
0?r bo->kl?-t. with full desc'ip'i >n. w
It'vour local <i a'.er Joes u t r-e I tht
Took the Premium at Co
of $40.00 Hair Mattresses,
Kt?- nf-cifuliv.
Royall & B
T De
HAVE YOU
FIREV
Drop us a postal and the next
jpBest Goods a
Columbia !
^Wholesalers of Ba
J. Wilson Gibbes/Manager,
""AN'AUCTIONEER'S RUSE
Whicli He Employed to Interest
Slnsrsriali Andience.
An auctioneer on East Washing!
street?one of those redoubtable in
viduals commonly termed "slick"?'*
the cause of a farcial scene the otl
afternoon that would have done ere
to a burlesque show. He had b
talking industriously for a long ti:
to a crowd of interested but unentl
siastic listeners. His audience v
largely made up of that class of re
who find the Court House and 1
liquid establishments opposite a co
bination loafing grounds not to be
sisted.
The affable auctioneer conscientio
ly went through his repertoire from
ginning to end, says the Indianapc
Journal, but somehow the cro
did not "warm up" to him?to qui
his own language. Finally, with a d?
look that bordered on despair,
grabbed up a well-worn pastebo?
hat box containing about fifty spo
of silk thread of different colors. W
the grace of a conjurer he extrac
five of the 6pools, and, arraying th
in a tempting semi-circle on the coi
ter, announced that they were "to
at any price."
But the audience, while admitti
with nods of approval that they w
good spools of thread, displayed
marked inclination to become exci
over them. Not a bid was offered.
"I'll sell 'em for 10 cents," sugges
the auctioneer, timidly. It was pla
from the tone of hfs voice, that he *
losing faith in himself and in all 1
world. There were no takers. 1
man-of-the-red-fiag added three m
spools to the semi-circle. "All for
cents," he declared. But thread st<
was far below par. The auction
_caught up all the spools from the coi
teh-.and flung them into the box w
an impressajrg gesture. The light of
spiration eyes.
"The whole d? boxfor^jjj^^nt
he cried.
"I'll take It," was the pr<|
sponse, and a little man in a#mpt
out overcoat and wearer of^wasfa
whiskers stepped out iromjr?cu tlJ
with a dirty 10-cent ptejj
raised hand. The aucj^^ia fis 1
the money fevcri^UMj^J??'clutcl
box upside down^l^ ^d, turning 1
that all the spo
TKppeoint^aDasket on the count
he handed the ^worthless piece of s
cient pasteboard to the anxious c
tomer. A roar of hilarious laugh'
rose from the crowd that was hea
throughout that neighborhood.
"I don't want your darned old box
wailed the unfortunate purchaser.
"You said you'd take it," replied t
auctioneer. "I'll leave it to the cro^
?flff.n'f he'"
"Yw," came in a strong chorus fro
the delighted audience.
"I bought the spools!"
"No, you didn't?you bought the b<
?I'll leave it to the crowd?didn't he'
"Yes," came , the answer agai
stronger than ever. The red-whiske
id man stalked indignantly from tl
place with the box under his arm.
"What you goin' to do with it?" yel
;d the crowd.
"That's what!" cried the speculato
is he held the pasteboard box in bot
rinds, football fashion, and then kicl
d it vigorously into the middle c
vasnmgxon street.
WANTED!
iverv one to know that t'h<
KEELEY CURE
>r Drink, Drug and Toeaccc
**
luicuons is now re-estafished
at Columbia, S. C.
Call or writ:?.
The Keeley Institute,
1100 Plain Street.
JMo other in the state.
uchn,
rin and i
? I
uiiiper
Keeps the
idneys clean,
ry it
75c a bottle.
T!ir unnniu nniiA fin
lit niMMV UliUliUU-,
COLUMBIA, s. c.
JUR? fl
Felt Mattre^H
POPULARITY DAILY M
W
r BECAUSE
| it i? ?he nrna' ela*'ic mattrwH maJe.
j It ix heit.-r th?n toe best hair maurti's.
| I' 11> ??v?-rjihi<g ?r?r.te< IU H p.rf??c'
| It i.? >fCoQiUkeiid-<l h> leading pbjsicians.
re:un<l<ri. wnoout <j'i -oti ?u, it' *t'?r u
w;-:
>1 I* m.:i ed i> Jioi?!ict:ion.
'iu wr:t? m direct.
lumbia State Fair over an exhibit
m
W&
orden, manufacturers,
OOLT>8B0R0. N. C. *
jalers! J
BOUGHT YOUR I
VORKS ? |
mail will bring you a price list of the
I JUUWtfSL I I1UC3.
Stationery Co., I
gs, Paper, Twines, etc.
COLUMBIA, S. C. J
. "Machinery 1
1 :-M
| Mill Supplies" J
S. If you need anything in the
above line write us. Prices
are steadily advancing, and
there is every indication of
'Iff -fnvtlittr an vano.M. TCnV "SOW
1U1 tuvi MM r w* " fc
^ and savz moxky. Prices and
Ss estimates cheerfully submit- H
JJJj ted. Now is the time to buy.
ins? Engines and Boilers, j ?. -J
i Saw and Srist Mills, |
tort 111 i I bi | ? ; IHE "jg
sooiiworiting Biacmnery, i >.<?r ^
3* fiicc Hullers, j -^k
| Brick Machinery, I
i- Grain Drills. yj* * |
? W. H. liiuues ? _ |
GCLtin
804 Gervais Stieet, *
COLUMBIA, s. c. m
ied 2s ear Union Depot.
liODNEYj |
ir(j BLADDER, I-.INaK AM> %
Z LIVER 1
KT(I
D1SKVES, DVSFEPSU. 1\DIO*PTION
111 A So K >NsT: PaTIO < Fo.^ln VhLV
i UBH> BY THE Us- ??F M
DR. HILTOVS Hi
5X
; LIFE ' 1
LIVEB ^N'Q KIDNEYS. |
^ A vf^fUi.'e pr^^.arati n w never known
tilt in M p pillar Ot hi' tltc* h^C-U8elb? \
f r ' - inoet
eSeoni'il. ^
Sold whole>a)? by ? -9
The Murray LJrujr Co Columbia Vr'JB
Dr. H. Baer, Charleston, S. C.
MacieaPs NlB
o t ? -
ocnooi of Wl
; SHORTHAND J
TYPiwRITING A
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tim School ti 4.- toe reput&tt -a o*bring the 4
rx t busiuea* iotilra?ioa inthe3bt>?. Qt-*d- ?
u&ted are holding re aanerative puHri-ms ia JQ
aarcanti;e hou*e#, banking, insor^n*; r*?l Jg
estate, raiir^d &c., in 'bi??nl o>h?r jH
StiiieH Write to H \l *- ??
?- ?
i Stenographer, Columbia, S.C. 'or term**, e;c j
MNET Tfl tSW - "IB
On improved real estate.
Interest eight per cent..
payable semi-annually.
Time 3 to 5 years. "v \ :U
- i
i\ A r\ A>v> ^ ? -
xavj vuiumissions cnarged.
Jno. B. Palmer & Son, jtk
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, ' I
1205 Plain St., Columbia, S. C.
Jno. S. Reynolds,
Attorney at Law, S
Columbia, S. Cs jS|

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