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THE HUMAN ME. j
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Rev. Dr. Talmage's Sermon on the
System's Imperial Organ.
HOW GOD HONORS THE EYE. j
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The Two Great Lights of the j
Human Face. God Mot a
Biind Giant Stumbling j
Through Heaven. .
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In this discourse Dr. Talma^e.. in his j
own way, calls attention to that part j
of the human body never perhaps dis- j
coursed upon in the pulpit and chal- j
lenges us all to the study of ornnis- !
cience; text, Psalm sciv, 9. "Ho that!
formea the eye, shaii he not see?"
rlhe imperial organ of the human
system is the eye. All up and down
the Bible God Honors it, extols it
illustrates it or arraigns it. Five
hundred and thirty-four times is it
mentioned in the Bible. Omnipresence
?"the eyes of the Lord are in every
place." Divine care?"as the apple of
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tne eye." xne ciouas? iLte?>e:iusui. i
the morning." Irreverence?"the eye
that mocketh at his father." Pride?
"oh, how lofty are their eyes." Inattention?"the
fooi's eye in the ends of
the earth." Divine inspection?
"wheels full of eyes."' Suddenness?
"in the twinkling of an eye at the last
trump." Oiivetic sermon?"the light
of the body is the eye." This morning's
text, "He that formed the eye,
shall he not see?
The surgeons, the doctors, the antomists
and the physiologists understand
much of the glories of the two great
lights of the human race, but the vast
multitudes go on from cradle to grave
without any appreciation of the two
great masterpieces of the Lord God Almighty.
If God had lacked anything
of infinite wisdom, he would have
failed in creating the human eye. We
wander through the earth trying to see
wonderful sights, but the most wonderful
sight we ever see is not so wonder
"""v ful as the instruments through -which
we see it
I suppose my text referred to the
human eye, since it excels all others in
structure and adaptation. The eyes of
fish and reptiles and moles and bats arc
very simple thiugs because they have
not much to do. There are insects
with a hundred eyes, but the hundred
eyes have less faculty than the two human
eyes. The black beetle swimming
the summer pond has two eyes
under the water and two eyes above
the water, but the four insectile are
not equal to the human. Man placed
" _ at the head of all living creatures must
have supreme equipments, while the
blind fish in the Mammoth cave of
Kentucky have only an undeveloped
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which if through some crevice of the
mountain they should 50 into the sua
light might be developed into positive
eyesight.
In the first chapter 01 Genesis we find
that God without any cousultation created
the light, created the trees, created
the fish, created the fowl, but
when he was about to make man ho
called a convention of divinity, as
as though to imply that all the powers
of Godhead were to be enlisted in the
achievement. "Let us make man."
Put a whole toa of emphasis on that
word "us." "Let us make man."
And if God cailed a convention of
divinity to create man. I think the two
great questions in that conference were
how to create a soul and how to make an
appropriate window for that emperor to
~N"?~? _ !ouk out of.
See how God honored the eye before
he created it. He cried until chasos
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there be light!" Ia other words,
before be introduced man into this
temple of the world be illumined it,
prepared it for the eyesight. And so
after the last human eye has been
destroyed in the Saal demolition of the
world, stars are to fail and the sun is
to cease its shining and the moon is to
turn into biood. In other words, after
the human eyes are no more to be
profited by their shining the chandeliers
of heaven are to be turned out.
God, to educaie and to bless and to
help the human eye, set on the mantel
of heaven two lumps?a gold lamp
and a silver lamp?the one for the day
and the other for ihe mgiit.
To show how God honois the eye,
looi at me two nails ouiit tor me r?>;dence
of ihe eyes. Seven bones making
tbe ^all for each eye, tbe seven
bones curiously wrought together.
Kingly palace of ivory is considered
rich, but tbe balls for tbe residence of
the human eyes are richer by so much
as human bone is more sacred than j
elephantine tusk. See how G-od honored
the eyes when he made a roof for j
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not smart them and the rain dashing ;
against the forehead might not drip |
into them; the eyebrows not bending I
over the eye, but reaching to the right I
and to the left so that the rain and the j
sweat should be compelled to drop upon I
the cheek instead of falling into this {
divinely protected human eyesight.
See how God honored the eye in the j
fact presented by anatomists and physi- !
ologists that there are SCO contrivinces !
in every eye. For window shutters, j
the eyelids opening and closing 30,000
times a day. The eyelashes so constructed
that they have their selection
us to what shall be admitted, saying to
the dust, "Stay out," and saying to the
light, Come in." For inside curtain,
the iris or pupil of the eye, according
as the light is greater of less, contracting
or dilating. The eye of the
owl is blind in the daytime, the eyes
of some creatures are blind at night,
but the human eye so marvelously constructed
it can see both by day ana by
night.
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aauy yi me otner creatures 01 uou
can move the eye only from side to I
side, but the human eye, so marve- I
lously constructed, has one muscle to
lift the eye and another muscle to
lower the eye and another muscle to
roll it to the left and another muscle
passing through a pulley to turn it
round and round, an elaborate geariDg
of six muscles as perfect as God could
make them.
There is also the retina gathering the
rays of light and passing the visual im- |
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pression aiocg xae opuc nerve aaoui
the thicknes of the lamp wick, passing
the visual impression on to the seasorium
and on into the soul. What a
delicate lens, what an exquisite scrcen,
^rnat soft cushions, what worderfui
chemistry of the human eye! The eye j
washed by a slow stream of moisture !
whether we sleep or wake, rolling im- j
perceptibly over the pebble of the eye I
and emptying into a bone of the nos- j
tril, a contrivance so wonderful tbat it i
can see the sun 95,000,000 of miles away j
" -v^and the point of a pin. Telescope and
Bsiscroscope in the same contrivance, j
Xh^ssirouoicer swings and move? this i
Say aadtlTs;- an<^ a^jtists and readjusts j
\&e telescope g8tS " l? 1 '
At fTKa mi^rn^dnnist moves I
riilxt, 1U WrUS* J- av m*v.v?vv?? ?_
this way ana that aad adjusts and readjusts
the magnifying glas3 until it is
prepared to do its work, but the human
eye without a touch beholds the star
and the smallest insect. The traveler
along the Alps with one glance taking
in Mont Blanc and the face of his
watch to see whether he has time to
climb it. Oh, this wonderful camera
obscura which yon and I carry about
with us so from the top of Mount
Washington we can take in New England,
so at night we can sweep into one
vision the constellations from horizon
10 horizen. So delicate, so semi-infinite,
and yet the light coming 95,000,000
of miles at the rate of 200,000
miles a second is obliged to halt at the
gate of the eye, waiting until the portcullis
be lifced. Something hurled
95,000,000 of miles and striking an instrument
which has not the agitation
of even winking under the power of the
stroke.
rPi-..m-.-. olen ic rfio merciful arraTJCA
merit of the tear giana by which the
eje is was he?, and through which rolls
the tide which brings relief that comes
in tears when some bereavment or great
loss strikes us. The tear not an augmentation
of' sorrow, but the breaking
up of the arctic of frozen grief in the
warm gulf stream of consolation. Inr?anaeitv
to weet) is madness or death.
Thank God for the tear glands and that
the crystal gates are so easily opened.
Oh. the wonderful hydraulic apparatus
of the human eye! Divinely constructed
vision. Two lighthouses at the harbor
of the immortal soul under the
shining of which the world sails in and
drops anchor.
What an anthem of praise to God is
the human eye! The tongue is speechless
and a clumsy instrument of expression
as compared with it. Have you
not seen the eye flash with indignation,
or kindle with enthusiasm, or expand
with devotion, or melt with sympathy,
or stare with fright, or leer with villainy
or droop with sadness, or pale with
envy, or Sre with revenge, or twinkle
with mirth, or beam with love? It is
tragedy and comedy and pastoral and
lyric in turn. Have you not seen its
uplifted brow of surprise, or its frown
of wrath, or its contraction of pain? If
the eye say one thing and the lips say
another thing, you believe the eye
rather than the lips. The eyes of
Archibald Alexander aud Charles G.
Finney were the mightier part of their
sermons. George WhiteSeld enthralled
great assemblages with his eyes, though
they were crippled with strabismus.
Many a military chieftain has Jwith a
look hurled a regiment to viotory or to
death. Martin Luther turned h;s great
eye on an assassin who came to take
his life, and the villain fled. Under
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with tive times 3 man's strenth, snarls
back into the African juDgle.
Hot it adds to John Milton's sublimity
of charactea when we find him at
the call of duty sacrificing his eyesight.
Through studying at late hours and
trying all kinds of medicament to preserve
his sight he had for 12 year3
heen coming toward blindness, and
after awhile one eye was entirely gone.
His physician warned him that if he
continued reading and writing he would
lose the other eye. But he kept on his
work and said after sitting in total
darkness: "The choice lay before me
between dereliction of a supreme cuty
and loss of eyesight. In such a case I
could not listen to the physician, not
if JEsculaplus himself had spoken from
his sanctuary. I could not but obey that
ir>Tvor#l mnnitnr T knnw Tint, what
spoke to me from heaven," "Who of us
would have grace enough to sacrifice
our eyes at the call of duty?
But, thank God, some have been
enabled to see without very good eyes.
General Havelock, the son of the more
famous General Havelock, told me this
coucerniDg hi3 father: In India, while
his father and himself, with the army,
were encampcd one evening time after
a long march, General Havelock called
up his soldiers and addressed them,
saying in words as near as I can recollect:
''Soldiers, there are two or three
hundred women, children and men at
Cawnpur at the mercy of Nana Sahib
and bis butchcis. These poor people
may any hour be sacrificed. How
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mau j oi you wm go wim tue xor tue reacue
of those women and children? I
know you are all worn out, and so am I,
but all those who will march with me
to save those women and children hold
up your hand." Then Havelock said:
"It is almost dark, and my eye-sight is
very poor, and I cannot see your raised
Liiuia, but I know they are all up.
Forward to Cawnpur." That hero's
eyes, though almost extinguished in
th* service of God and his country,
ccud see across India and across -he
centuries. But let anybody who has
one good eye be thankful, and all who
hare two good eyes be twice as thankful.
Take care of your eyes and thank
God every morning when you epen
thern for capacity to see the iight. I
do not wonder at the behavior of a poor
man in France. He had been born
blind, but was a skillful groom in the
stables.
Tiie Karl uf Bridge water, in his last
will and i-estament,bequeathed $40,000
for essajs to be written on the power
and wisdom aiid sroodness of God as
manifested in cr-eation, and Sir Charles
the British sur. fresh from Coruna
and Waterloo, where he had b-jen tending
the mounded and studying the formation
of the human body ?.mid the
amputating horrors of the battlefield,
accented the invitation to write one of
thosa Bridgewater treatises, and he
wrote his book on the human hand, a
book that will hye as long as the world
Ikes. Today 1 have only hinted at
the splendors, the glories, the wonders,
the divine revelations, the apocalypses,
of the human eye, and I stagger back
f.om the awful portals of the physiolo
gical miracle which must have taxed
the ingenuity of a God to cry out in
your ears the words of my text. "He
that formed the eye, shall he not see?"
Shall Herschel not know as much as
his tclescope? Shall* Fraunhofer not
know as much as his spectroscope?
Shall Swammerdam cot know as much
as his microscope? Shall Dr. Hooke
not know as much as his micrometer?
Shall the thing formed kcow more than
its maker? ''He that formed the eye,
shall ne not seer
The recoil of this question is tremendous.
We staod at the center of a
vast circumference of observation. No
privacy. Oa \.s eyes of cherubim,
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eyes of God. We may not be able to
see the inhabitants of other worlds,
but perhaps they may be able to see us.
We have not optical instruments strong
enough to descr? them. Perhaps they
have optical instruments strong enough
to descry u?. The mole cannot see the
eagle midair, but the eagle midsky can
see the mole miderass. We are able to
see mountains and caverns of another
world, but perhaps the inhabitants of
other worlds can see the towers of our
cities, the flash of our seas, the marching
of our processions, the white robes
of >ur weddings, the black scarfsof our
obsequies. It passes out from the
guess into the positive when we are
told in the Bible that the inhabitants
of other worlds do come to this. Are
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they not all ministering spirits seat
forth to minister to those who shall be
heirs of salvation?
But human inspection and angelic
inspection and stellar inspection and
lunar inspection and solar inspection
are tame as compared with the thonght
of divine inspection. "You converted
me 20 years ago," said a colored man to
my father. "How so?" said my father.
"Twenty years ago," Slid the other,
"in the old school house prayer meeting
at Bound Brook, you said in your
prayer, 'Thou God seest me,'and I had
no peace under the eye of God until I
became a Christian." Hear it: llThe
eves of the Lord are in every place."
His eyelids try the children of men."
His eyes were a3 a flame of fire." tCI
will guide tbee with mine eye." Oh,
the eye of God, so full of pity, so full
of power, so full of love, so full of indignation,
so full of compassion, so full
of mercy! How it peers through the
darkness! How it outshines the day!
How it glares upon the offender! How
it beams on the penitent soul! Talk
about the human eje as being iodescribably
wouderful?how much more
wonderful the great, searching, overwhelming
eye of God! All eternity
to come on that retina. The eyes with
which we look into each other's face to
day suggest it. It stands written twice
on your face and twioe on mine, unless
through casualty one or both have been
obliterated. "He that formed the eye
shall not see?'' Oh, the eye of God!
It sees our sorrows to assuage them,
sees our perplexities to disentangle
them sees our wants to sympathize with
them. If we fight him back, the eye
of an antagonist. If we ask his grace,
the eye of an everlasting friend.
You often find in a book of manuscript
a star calling your attention to a
footnote or explanation. That star the
printer calls an asterisk. But all the
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siars 01 tiie mgut utavsus aic aoLCiia^o
calling your attention to Goi, an all
observing God. Our every nerve a
divine handwriting. Our every musle
a pulley divinely swung. Our
every bone sculptured with divine suggestiveness.
Oar every eye a reflection
of the divine eye. God above us
and God beneath us and God before us
and God behind us and God within us.
What a stupendous thing to live! What
a stupendous thing to die! No such
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A dramatic advocate in olden times
at night in a courtroom, persuaded of
the innocence of his client charged
with murder and of th?s guilt of the witness
who was trying to swear the pooi
man's life away?that advocate took up
two bright lamps and thrust them close
up to the face of the witness and cried,
"May it please the court and gentlemen
of the jury, behold the murderer!"
and the man practically under that awful
glare confessed that he was the
criminal instead of the man arraigned
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hidden sin is under a brighter light
than that! It is under the burning
eye of God.
He is not a blind giant stumbling
through the heavens. He is not a
blind monarch feeling for the step of
his chariot. Are you poor? He sees
it. Have you domestic perturbation of
which the world knows nothiog? He
sees it. "Oh," you say, "my affairs
are so insignificant I can't realize that
God sees me and sees my affairs!"
Can you sec the point of a pin? Can
you sec the eye of a needle? Can you
see a mote in the sunbeam? And has
God given you that power of minute
observation and does he not possess it
himself? "He that formed the eye,
shall he not see?"
But you say: "God is in one world
and I am in another world. He seems
so far off from me I don't really think
he sees what is going on ia my life."
Can you see the snn 95,000,000 miles
away, and do you not think God has as
prolonged vision? But you say. "There
are phases of my life and there are
colors, shades of color in my annoyances
and my vexations that I don't
think God can understand." Does not
God gather up all the colors and all the
shades of color in the rainbow? And
do you suppose there is any phase or
any shade in your life that he has not
gathered up in his own heart?
Besides that, I want to tell you it
will soon all be over, this struggle.
That eve of voirra so exouisitelv fash
ioned and strung and hinged and roofed
will before long close in the last slumber.
Loving hands will smooth down
the silken fringes. So he giveth his
beloved sleep.
A ledgend of St. Frotobert is that
his mother was blind and he was so
sorely pitiful for the misfortune that
one day io sympathy he kissed her
e^es and by miracle she saw everything.
But it is not a legend when L tell you
that all the blind eyes of the Christian
dead under the kiss of the resurrection
morn shall gloriously open. Oh, what
a day that will be for those who went
groping through thi3 world under perpetual
obscuration or were dependent
on the hand of a friend or with an uncertain
staff felt the way, at)d for the
aged of dim sight, about *!inm ii
might be said that "they which. iouk
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Ouv oi tue vviuuuvtb ue uar&eucu,
when eternal daybreak comes in!
What a beautiful epitaph that was
for a tombstone in a European cemetery
: "Here reposes in God Katrina,
a saint, 85 years of age and blind. The
light was restored to her May 10,1840."
To Guard Mules.
Lt is stated that there arc British
warships within easy reach of the
Mississippi assigned to the duty of
escorting tlic mule transports when
they shall have been loaded with
animals from New Orleans for South
Africa. The presence of the warships
in the gulf waters is said to have been
brought about by advices received at
the British war office in Loudon to the
effect that two old hulks had been fitted
out by American sympathizers with the
Boers, with the avowed intention of
capturing and sinking the mule transports
as soon as they had left the
mouth of the river for the voyage
across the Atlantic.
Exposition in Charleston.
At a large and representative meeting
of business men held in Charleston
Tuesday night the Industrial Exposition
project was launched by the apnnintment'
of a fnr nrAlimin
ary work. The plans now considered
contemplate a grand state or interstate
exposition to be held in Charleston in
1901. One of the most notable features
of the meeting wa3 the raising of
$1,500 in fifteen minutes for the expenses
of the investigation ordered.
The exposition idea has already been
endorsed by the governor, congressmen
and leading business and professional
men of South Carolina.
Head Blown OffLewis
Buchanan, aged 20 years,
white, working in a -mica mine near
Elk Park, Md., Thursday afternoon,
after loading a hole and waiting the
time usually allowed for it to fire, went
back and was leaning over che charge,
cleaning it out, when it Exploded and
blew him to pieces, half of his head
being blown from his shoulders.
CASES RELAPSE.
Instances of Persons Afflicted With
Troublesome Habits.
Question. You say that every man
who takes a full course of this treatment
as prescribed by Doctor Keeley is
cured. Why is it that some who take
LJJC CiCiiLLUCiiU U11UA.
Answer. For the same reason that
s^me men will have a second or even a
ttiird attack of pneumouia, typhoid
fever, appendicitis or any ?ther disease.
It is because the same causes or agencies
being brought into operation a second
time will produce the same results
as in the first instance. Certain causes
are always followed by certain effects.
It is well known that the relation between
cause and effect ia alw&va the
same. Introduce into the aystem suffioieht
typhoid fever germs and there will
be an attack of typhoid fever. Introduce
a certain amount of arsenic and
there will be arsenical poison. A certain
amount of any poison will be followed
by a poisoning bearing the characteristics
of the poison introduced
into the system, and alcohol is no exception
to the rule. The chief difficulty
lie3 in the fact that the general
public do not look upon alcohol as one
of the poisons. They all recognize that
the use of strychnia in other than a
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the nervous system as exhibited by
muscular twitching, involuntary movements,
spasms, convulsions and death,
unless antidoted and removed from the
system in time. There is no actual difference
in the poisoning by alcohol and
the' poisoning by any other of the
known poisons. Any man taking & certain
amount of alcohol will exhibit the
signs of alcoholic poisoning varying in
degree according to the susceptibility
of the man and the amount of alcohol
used. There is a great difference in the
susceptibility of individuals to alcohol
as there is in their susceptibility to
other medicines. One or two grains of
quiniDe will in some persons produce
quinism or quinine poisoning, while
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required to produce this effect. So it
is with aloohol; a haif pint of whiskey
will affect some persons much more
than a quart will affect others, and
whether the user has taken but a half
a pint or a quart as the case be, alooholic
poisoning ensues. Repetitions of
the act create the disease known as alcoholism
or alcoholic poisoning, and
j the characteristic effects of alcoholic
poisoning are manifested. Now any
! man taking a full course of the treatment
as prescribed by Doctor Keeley is
as thoroughly cured of the alcoholic
poisoning as the man who is cured of
ptrychnia poisoning," arsenical poisonin
tr tvnhnid fever or other diseases
produced by poisons, and the permanency
of the cure of alcoholism is with
one exception on exactly the same basis
as the cure of other poisonings dependent
upon the patient's abstinence
from the use of the poison, for when
the victim of alcoholic poisoning is
cured there is a complete disappearance
of all necessity, craving or desire for
alcohol in any form, and he has no more
need or desire for alcohol than the
strychnia poisoned patient has for
strychnia.
The one exception that I refer to is
that strychnia and other poisons are
not the subjects of social indulgences.
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ciety, business associations and illnesses,
one is more or less subjected to the
dangers, the poison being used as a
medicine, or a part of social functions,
or companionship with other alcohol
users, but the cured inebriate is thoroughly
and fully warned by the physicians
in a majority of the Keeley Institutes
of the dangers of alcohol, its
presence in many of the patent medicines
and so-called temperance or "soft"
drinks, as well as its absolute uselessness
in the treatment of diseases or as a
remedy for any ill that flesh is heir to,
and he leaves ths Institute fully armea
on all side9 for the intelligent protection
of the cure, so that his return to
his former practice of using alcoholic
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turn of a man who was poisoned by typhoid
fever germs to use the water
known to contain the germ, or to the
use of strychnia knosring it to be such.
Unfortunately we find many people
who never appreciate the advantage of
a sober life and the necessity for abstinence
from alcoholio liquors.?From
The Banner of Gold.
Cadet Maxwell Dismissed.
The result of the finding of the
Daval court of inquery was the dialinr.nrahlp
^wmiaafll nf naval t .F.
D. Maxwell, of Anderson, S. C., from
the naval academy. He was engaged,
with Cadet Donaldson, of Tennessee, in
a disgraceful practical joke on Christmas
day. The case of Cadet Maxwell
was the cause of a sharp controversy between
Admiral McNair, superintendent
of the naval academy, and Representative
A. 0. Latimei', who was
responsible for Maxwell's appointment.
Admiral MoNair was summoned to
Washington by the secretary of the
navy and instructed to make a full
report on the case. Theresult was the
appointment of a board of officers te
take testimony. Maxwell almost immediately
made a request that he be
allowed to resign, but he was not per
mitted to do so.
A Lost Man Found.
Alexander Savage, who disappeared
from his home at Bloomsburg, Pa., 35
years ago, aod has long been mourned
as dead, has turned up alive and well.
His brother is in receipt of a letter
from him announcing that he is an
officer oi high standing in the Spanish,
army, and resides at Madrid. Savage
says he has acquired a large fortune.
Five years after Sauage's disappearance
he wrote to hi3 relatives from China,
stating that he had gone to the Orient
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elapsed since that letter was witten.
Fighting the Trust.
The farmers of Greenwood county ?re
starting a very effectual fight against
the fertilizer trust. It is the same kind
of a fight that was so successfully waged
against the bagging trust a few years
ago. In mass meeting assembled recently,
they resolved not to use any
acid phosphate or commercial fertilizer
thisy-.ar. If the farmers all over the
south will adopt that plan they will
down the trust, but of course nothing
but a general move along that line
would do any good
Explosion on Steam LaunchFifteen
persons ^were seriously injured
by a boiler explosion on the steam
launch "Caperon" at Delaware City
Thursday morning. Several may die.
Most of the passengers jumped or were
thrown overboard but were $ pulled out
of the water by persons attracted by the
noise of the explosion.
Christmas Dinner.
No ill effects need follow the eating
of a big Christmas dinner if, after
same, you take "Hilton's Life for the
Liver and Kidneys." 25c a bottle. tf
Hi I MM.:
It Is Almost Impossible for
Him to Lose Money.
HERE IS PROOF OF IT.
How a Turf Plunger Won $100,000 In
Less Than Two Month# on a Bor?
rowed Capital of $200?Yet the
Moral of It Is to Avoid Speculation.
William M. Barrlck is the latest successful
turf plunger. In less than two
month3 he has managed to win, with a
borrowed capital of $200, more than
iAvl'.Wu m ua.su <?uu twelve juuu lauo
horses.
To a New York World reporter at
Washing-ton. Barrick the other day told
the story of his racing career:
"I had been knocking around the
tracks a little, placing a few small beta
on the ponies, till one day?this was
years ago?I went to Clifton. Ballston
was then the crack of the Jersey
tracks. If a man owned a horse that
could beat Ballston he had a good
horse. While there I was let Into the
secret that a horse called Loantaka
could sift sand some.
"The people behind Loantaka were
not content to race him against poor
horses they wished to stack him up
against Balston or keep him in the
barn. Finally they got him into a race
where they met Ballston. I placed a
big bet, for me then?not quite $500?
on him. There was a long price and I
waited and hoped. Well, to make a Ions
story short, Loantaka went off and
never came back to Ballston. He won
by fifty yards. It was my first big winnig
and I was highly elated.
"I soon got to betting heavily and
fortune favored me. I bought a twoyear-old
called Void and won a small
fortune with him. Then Dr. Hasbrouck
won a selling race at the Brooklyn
track and I bought him out of it. I
would never have secured Hasbrouck
except that some kind friend told "Wyndham
"Walden I hadn't the money tc
purchase him and that it would be wise
to drop the colt on me and have him
resold in fifteen minutes when the mon- j
ey was not forthcoming. But I fooled
them: I had fhe money and I bought
the Doctor with It
"Dr. Hasbrouck was a great ho^e
and won me a fortune In stakes and
purses. I have bet as much as $10,000
on him and won more than double that
amount In one race. He was game and
true. 1 owned several other good
horses, but none was as good or true
or Dr. Hasbrouck.
"When Dr. Hasbrouck broke down
my fortunes also went to the bad. I
could not do anything right. I drifted
along, going from bad to worse, till
finally Dr. Rowell, a veterinary surgeon,
took my last good horse from me
in a selling race. This was In the "West.
I carne back to New York badly bent
financially. Old Maurice kept me going
for a time, but even he finally went
back on me. I would, now and then,
get hold of a few thousand dollars, but
I could never make three or four good
bets stick together.
"After many ups and downs I borrowed
$200 during the Morris Park
meeting from a Canadian friend and
slaved 'the bank'. After an all-night
session I was $10,000 to the good. After
an Interval of a day I returned to the
bank and played all night, quitting
J31.000 richer.
"From that time I prospered in all
my speculations. I won over $16,000 at
the Morris Park meeting and -went to
the Aqueduct track well heeled, as the
boys say. There I ran Sir Guy, a colt
belonging to me. I got 30, 25 and 20
to 1 against him and won nearly $40000
on him. It was one of the biggest
killings I ever made. I beat the Aqueduct
meeting good and then came to
this city.
"To show you that a man when In
IUCK ca.uk. uo av.) LLUU& wi uiig, x icicgraphed
to a couple of friends to place
several thousand dollars on Sir Guy
when he was beaten here by Royal
Sterling. What was the result? That
night when I had returned to the hotel
I opened a telegram I had received
Just as I left the track an* found that
my friends were unable to place my
money on Sir Guy because the poolrooms
had refused to take it. That's
luck, ain't it?
"During the fifteen days' racing here
E had only three losing days. The other
twelve days have netted me a big profit
on my investments. I have backed
horses at all kinds of prices and won
a big majority of them. Just how long
this good fortune will continue I ca
say. But I can stand it as long as old
Dame Fortune is willing to throw it
at me. Should my good luck desert me
I suppose I will go broke again. That
is the fortune of all speculators."
The sweet bay tree, or laurel, was sacred
to Apollo, and in both Egypt and
Rome Its leaves were used to decorate
the victors In games or In war. These
leaves are much used now In the culinary
art, the practice having been borrowed
from the French.
From time to time experts have noticed
certain unexplained peculiarities
In magnetic instruments in various
buildings. Electricians now declare, as
the result of experiments and investigations
that the vagaries are due to
the presence of magnetism in bricks.
Examples in Heal Life.
The test of the strength of every system,
whether in science or business is
the extent to which it shows actual results.
By this test the Keeley treatment
for the whiskey habit and the
morphine habit may safely be judged.
All over the countrp there are examples
of its splendid results?the many
cases in which it brought happiness
and success where before there had been
failure and misery. Science indeed
has worked wonders. No grander
achievement is her's&an the discovery
of the Keeley treatment. Full information
may be had by addressing The
Keeley Institute. Columbia. S. C.
Made His Escape.
Lorenzo Brown, coiored. under sentence
of death with the execution set
i.1. - :?I ? J ?+ ,
IUi" LUS 4UULL lUOl.) CDUttpCU liUJ-U. jdii ou ^
Greenville, N. C., Wednesday night.
He wis assisted by other prisoners and j
by a colored man employed by the ]
faheriff as waiting boy about the court \
house and jail. TLe other prisoners ]
secreted Brown and 5xed a dummy in ,
the cell so thatin counting up the jailor j
thought all were present. After night
the waiting boy stood guard outside,
and is believed to have helped cut a
hole through the wall. Brown was
convicted of rape at the April court last ]
year and sentenced to hang. (
Using Egyptian Cotton.
It is said that Eevrttian cotton has (
" "w "" " ~ " O" r # ? ? IT
been imported in small quantities by a ;
certain woolen mill in South Carolina '
for several years, but the first large ^
shipment of the Egyptian staple for a
South Carolina cotton mill was received
at Clover, in York county, from Alexander,
via Boston. The new cotton
mill at Clover will use Egyptian cotton ]
exclusively, its managers claiming that i
the Sea Island staple has not the i
"strength and silkinessv necessary for i
the superior yarn they are to make. I
A Sad Accident
Joseph D. Davis, white, fireman on
the Southern Railway, was killed at *
m TTT.J J? I? r
Y> estmmister yreaucsuttj uj iu<; u*v&- > ing
of a train. He was 32 years old I c
and leaves a wife and one child. ! I
TJA25 r?U5?lUjEJi X SUUJtLBi;.
He Is Charged "With Murderinsr Our
Gallant Soldiers.
At the conclusion of the routine
business in the United States Senate
Wednesday the resolution of inquiry
introduced by Mr. Hoar of Massachusetts,
and amended by Mr. Lodge,
of Massachusetts, calling for general
infoimation regarding the conduct of
the insurrection in the Philippine,
was laid before the senate.
Mr. Pettigrew, of South Dxkota, said
he desired to address the senate upon
the resolution before it passed. He
favored the passage of the resolution,
believing that the information asked
for was entirely proper.
He declared that he had reoeived inC
A?m n oin/iA f k a 111 J
smtg cui; luuvuutuuu sjk UIJ
resolution that assured him of the facts
he had asserted.
"The blood of every soldier," he said,
"who has fallen since the warbegan is on
the hf ad of theMcKinleyadministratien
The blo-)d of the soldier boys of South
Dakota who lost their lives after being
conscripted into an unwilling service
after their terms had expired, lies at ,
the door of the administration, and
there is no escape for it.
"I charged that the censorship of
the press and the suppression of facts
are for the purpose of advancing the
political ambitions of Mr. McKinley."
"If this action," said Mr. Pettigrew,
"put the administration in a hole, as
was stated, it was not his fault."
Mr. Pettigrew reverted to the assertion
hv Senator Beveridze that the ac
quisition of the Philippines was brought
about by the act of God, but he said
the only way he could see God's hand
in the work was that God must have
used Mr. McKinley as a prophet or appeared
to the president in a vision.
At the conclusion of Mr. Pettigrew'a
speech the resolution of Mr. Hoar was
passed without division.
Spanish-American". War. Veterans
The following order was Saturday issued
from the headquarters of the department
of South Carolina of the
snanish-American War Veterans' asso
oiation:
General Order No. 1.
The following appointments are
hereby announced in compliance with
General Order No. 2, national headquarters,
and will compose the staff of
the commander of the department of
South Carolina:
Assistant Adjutant General?J. D.
Frost, Columbia, S. C.
Assistant [Quartermaster General?
G. C. Sullivan, Anderson.
Assistant Surgeon General?E. J.
Wannamaker, Orangeburg.
Assitant Inspector General?Edward
Anderson, Charleston.
Judge Advocate General?D. 0. Herbert,
Urangeburg.
C haplain?P. A. -Murray, Charlesto n.
AIDES TO COMMANDERS.
Capt. L. M. Haselden, Sellers.
Capt. R. H.'Pickney, Charleston.
CaDt. Chas.^Newnham. Columbia.
"jCapt. W. E. Gonzales, Columbia.
Capt. H. H. Watkins. Anderson.
Capt. J. E. Hunter, Union.
Capt. W. N. Kirkland, Columbia.
Capt. J. D. Lowrance, Columbia.
Capt. Wm. McGowan, Spartanburg.
Capt. E. R. Cox, Darlington.
Capt. F. W. Frederick. Rowesville.
QCapt. T. B. Lumpkin, -took Hill.
Capt. Jas. B. Hollman, Aiken.
Capt. R. L. Croswell, Boykins.
By order of Wilie Jones,
Official: Commander.
_ Jno. D. Frost, Ass't A. and-I. Gen.
An Awfrl Scene.
A dispatch from Ladysmith says a
reprepentative of the Associated Press
visited Saturday's battlefield Monday
morning, and saw large ^numbers of
Boer dead. The British guns seems
co have worked great havoc. One Boer
ffas?completely disemboweled, another
had his head shot clean off, and a
couple-of others were killed by-the same
shell, evidently, while v eating their
luncheon,' as half eaten hard boiled
eggs lay beside" them. Some Natal
Dutchmen were recognized among the
dead.CA number of Boer,bodies - and
carcasses of horses have been washed
down a spruit which became a raging i
torrent during a heavy thunderstorm.
The British, while digging'graves,*were
fired on by the Boer artillery, and
several of them were hit Soft-nosed
bullets and dumdum cartridges have
been found on wounded prisoners.
Volunteers carried the Boer dead off
the hill and handed the bodies over to
their comrades at the bottom. _ Over
ainety were carried off "Wagon Hill
alone.
"Good-by, Hubby."
A. divorce case heard In Cincinnati
the other day was that of C. H. Maguire
against Minnie Magulre. He Is a
telegraph operator. She la an actress
and known a3 Lillian "Waltone. She wai
a singer In the musical Humpty Dump,
ty which was at the Walnut Street
Theatre a few seasons ayo. She also
appeared In other productions of a musical
character. Her husband said she
was a good wife for a time. One day
his employer told him he must not al- '
low the woman who was coming to '
the office to see him to do ao any more.
He said the woman was his wife, but i
his employer would not believe it, and ,
when the fact was insisted upon he '
was told he would better, under such
o/vnAlttan* TOatrh Viatv Or?*? nlfflit he
found her with a man named Jack Cox.
He asked her to go home and she
would not. Ccx said If she was the wife
of Maguire she must go home and he
would accompany them. He did so, and
they all drank some beer together In
Magulre's flat. After that she said,
"Jack, I will go with you. Good-by,
hubby," and the two left together. She
refused to live with her husband again
and he sued for divorce. They were ]
married in 1S92. A decree was granted. J
Dead Man's Hoard Opened
Nearly $7,000, mostly gold, was
found in a rusty oW safe of Edward J
Elliott, a farmer living two and a 2
half miles from Atlanta, who died in ]
December, aged 81 years. His wife,
('9 year3 old, who survived him, did
not know of the money and by the
nerest accident the safe was opened.
By advice of a lawyer it \va3 deposited
n a bank for sate KeepiDg.
A Big Family.
Near Boden, in Kansas, is a Ilussian
Vlennonite who has reached the age
)f 74 yeare. He came to this country
n 1875 with twelve children, the progjny
of his first wife- Shortly after ar'iving
in Kansas he was married again
tnd thirteen more children have come
ojoin the .family. All of the twentyive
are alive and live with the old man (
>r in the neighborhood.
A Chmch Collapsed. (
A dispatch from St. Petersburg,
Russia, says a charch collapsed Wedlesday
during the celebration of a
nass in Maloouzene township. Sunara
district. Nineteen persons were
ailed and 68 were wounded.
Jailbirds Sill a Keeper. J
While Deputy Sheriff Henry "White
pas feeding a prisoner in the Howell
lounty. Mo., jail Thursday he was
traggedinto a cell and killed. -All the
>riflcners escaped. A posse is in pursuit. |
Greei
ffle wish all a bright and pros
those, who are the happy
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