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WITCH OF ENDOR. "
A Type of the Fallacies of SoCalled
Modern Spiritualism.
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WITCHCRAFT \ND SORCERY, j
Dr Talmage Warns People Against I
What He Terms the Re- !
ligion of Ghosts.
Ia this discourse Dr. Talmatre dis
casses a theme never more under exploration
than at this time and warns people
against what he ealis a religion of
ghosts; text, I Samuel xxviii, 7; ''Behold,
there is a wou;an that hath a familiar
spirit at Eci-dor. And Saul dis- j
gaised himself and puton other raimeni
and he went, and two men with him.
and they came to the woman by night."
Trouble to the right of him and
trouble to the left of him, Saui knew
not what to do. As a last resort he
concluded to seek out a spiritual medi- J
urn or a wit^h or anything that you
piease to call her?a woman who had I
communication with the spirits of the
eternal wr.rld. It was a very difficult
thins to do. for-Saul had either slain
all the witches or compelled them to
atop business. A servant one day said
to Kttg Saul, "I know of a spiritual
medium dowu at the village of Ecaor."
vDo you?" said the king. Xight falls.
Saul, putting off his kingly robes and
Duttingon the dress of a plain citizen,
with two servants, goes out to hunt up
this medium.
Saul and his servants after awhile
reached the village, and they say, "I
wonder if this is the hcuse," and they
look in, and they see the haggard,
weird aed shriveled up sptiritual medium
sitting by the light and on the table
- sculptured images and divining rods
and poisonous herbs and bottles and
vases. They say, 4 * Yes, this must be
the place." One loud rap briogs the
woman to the door, and as she stands
there, holding the candle or lamp above
f her head and peering out into the
darkness, she says, "Who is here?"
The tall king informs her that he has
come to have his fortune told. When
she hears that, she trembles and almost
drops ihe light, for she knows
tiicre uu ciiaace for a fortune teller
_ or spiritual medium in ail the land.
? ? But Saul having sworn that no harm
shall come to her, she says, ''Well,
who shall I bring up from the dead?"
Sdul says, '\uring up Samuel." That
was the prophet who had died a little
while hefore.
I see her waving a wand, or stirr-vfg
up some poisonous herbs in a caldron,
or hear her muttering over some incaa- j
tations, or stamping with her' foot as
she cries out to the realm of the dead:
"Samuel, Samuel!" Loa-the freezing
horror! The floor of the-tenement opens
and the gray hairs 'float up and the
forehead, the eyes, the lips, the shoulders,
the arms, "the feet?the entire
body of the dead Samuel?wrapped in
sepulchral robe, appearing to the astonished
group, who stagger back and hold
fast and catch their breath and shiver
with terror.
Thcertead prophet, white and awful
from the tomb, begins to move his
ashen lips, and he glares upon KiDg
Saul and cries out: 4*What did you
bring me up for? What do yeu mean,
KiDg Saul?" Saul, trying to compose
__ - and control himself, makes this stammering
and affrighted utterance as he
sa>s to the dead prophet: "The Lord
isagaiDBt me, and I have come to you
for help. What shall I do?-' The
dead prophet stretched fonh his finger
to King Saul and said: ''Die tomorrow!
Uome with me into the sepulcher.
I am going now. Come, cuine
with me!" And, lo, the floor again
opens, and the feet of the deaH prophet
disappear and the arms and t!.e choulders
and the forehead! The ftO'-r c'oses.
Oh, that was an awful scene!
We are surrounded by mystery?before
and behind us, to the right of us,
to the left of us, mystery. There h a
vast reaim unexplored that science, 1
have no doubc, will yet map out. He
who explores that realm wiil do the
world more service than did ever a Columbus
or an Amerigo Vespucci. There
are so many things that, cannot be accounted
for, so many sounds and ap-1
pearances which defy acoustics and investigation,
so iuany things approxi- i
mating to the many ^{feets !
which do not seem to have a tuft: ietit j
cause.
TV? -nnlat-fTi t?nor hpfweon tli<*
present state and the future state all |
the fingers of superstition have been
busy. We have books entitled "Footx
falls on the Boundaries of Other
Worlds;" "The Debatable La. Between
This World and the Xext." ".Researches
into the Phenomena of Spiritualism"
and whole 'libraries of hocus
pocus, enough to deceive the very elect.
I shall not -take time to rehearse the j
history of divination. Delphic oracle, J
sibyl cr palmistry or the whole centuries
of imposture.
Modem spiritualism proposes to
open the door between this worid and
the next and put us into commuuicawith
the dead. It has never yet oifered
one reasonable credential.
When I r. >*i Saul in my text consulting
a familiar spirit, I learn that spiritualism
is a very old religion.
Spiritualism in America was born in
the year 1847, in Hydesville, Wayne
county, N. Y., when one night there
was a loud rap heard against the door
of Michael Weekman; a rap a second
time, a rap a third time, and all three
times, when the door was opened there
was nothing found there, the knocking
having been made seemingly by invisible
knuckles. In that same house
there wa3 a young woman who had a
cold hand passed over her face, and,
there being seemingly no arm attached
to it, ghostly suspicious were excited.
After awhile Mr. Fox with his family
moved into that house, and then
they had hangings at the door every
night. One ni*ht Mr. Kox cried out.
"Are you a spirit?'' Two raps?answer
in the affirmative. ''Are you an
injured spirit?" * Two raps?answer in
the affirmative. Then they knew right
away that it was the spirit of a peddler j
who had been murdered in tha: house !
years before and who had beeR robbed I
of his $500. Whether the spirit of the I
peddler came back to collect his $500 J
or his bones I do not know.
The excitement spread. There was!.
a universal rumpus. J lie lion. Judge
Edmonds declared in a book that be
had actually seen a bell start from the
top shelf of a closet, heard it riDg over
the people that vere bunding ia the j
closet; thee, swung by invi>ible hands, j
it rang over the people ia the back par- j
lor and floated through the folding |
doors to the front parlor, rang over the \
people there and then dropped on the j
floor. A senator of the United States,
afterward governor of Wisconsin, had j
his head quite turned wiih spiritual- j
isiic demonstrations. The tables tip- j
ped, and the stools tilted, and the bed- j
steads raised, and the chairs upset, and
it seemed as if the spirits everywhere
had gone into the furniture business!
Well, the'people said: "We have got
something new in this country. It is
a new religion!" Oh, no, my friend,
thousands of years ago, we find in our
test, a spiritualist
.Nothiag in the spiritualistic circles
of our day has been more strange, mysterious
and wonderful than thiugs
which have been seen in the past centuries
of the world. In ail ages there
have been; necromancers, those who
consult with the spirit of the departed;
charmers, those who put their subjects
iu a mesmeric state; sorcerers, those
who by taking poisonous drugs see
everything and hear everything and
tell everything; dreamers, people who
in their- sleeping moments can see the
future world and hold consulation with
spirits. Yes, before ..he time of Christ,
the Branmans went through all the
table moving, all the furniture excite
ment, which the spirits have exploited
' our day, precisely the same thing
over and over again, under the manipulation
of the Brahmans. Now, do jou
say that spiritualism is different from
these? I answer, ail these delusions 1
have mentioned belong to the samo
family. They arc exhumations from
the unseen world.
What does God think of all these deI
lusioHs? lie thinks so severely of them
[ that he never speaks of them but with
livid thunders of indignation. He
says, 4'I will be a swift witness against
the sorcerer." Ilesa^s, "Thou shalt
nut suffer a witch to live." And lest
\nn michfc make sortie important dis
tioctiou between spiritualism and witchcraft
God says iD so maDy words,
"There shall not be among you a oonsulter
of familiar spirits, or wizard, or
necromancer, for they that do these
things are an abomination unto the
Lord." The Lord God Almighty in a
score of passages which I have not now
time to qav-.e utters his indignation
against all this great family of delusions.
After that be a spiritualist if
you dare!
Still further, we learn from this text
how it is that people come to fall into
spiritualism. Saul had enough trouble
to kill ten men. He did not know
where to go for relief. After awhile
he resolved to go and sec the witch of
Ea-ior. He expected that somehow
she would afford him relief. It was
his trouble drove him there. Ard I
have to tell you now that spiritualism
finds its victims in the troubled, the
bankrupt, the sick, the bereft. You
j lose your watch, and you go to the for
tune teller to find where it is.
You lose a friend;- you want the
spiritual world opened, so that you may
have,.communication with him. In a
highly wrought, nervous and diseased
state of mind you go and put yourself
io that communication. That is why I
hate spiritualism. It takes advantage
of one in a moment of weakness, which
may come upon us at any time. We
lose a friend The trial is keen, sharp,
suffocating, almost maddening. If we
could marshal a host and storm the
eterna! wor'd and recapture our loved
one, the hoot would soon be marshaled.
The house is so lonely. The world ia
so dark. The separation ip, so insufferable.
But spirituali.-m says, "We will
open the future worid, and your loved
one can come back and talk to you."
Though we may not hear his voice, we
may hear the rap cf his h?tnd. So,
clear the table. Sis down. Put your
hands on the table. Be very quiet.
Five minutes gone. Ten minutes. No
motion of the table. No response from
the future worid. Twenty minutes.
Thirty minutes. Nervous excitement
all the time increasing. Forty minutes
The table shivers. Two raps from the
future worl 1. The letters of the alphabet
are exiled over. The departed
/ - ? J- A * *1.^ M.?
ineau s name liouuu. xvv piuuuuciation
of the letter J two raps. At
the pronunciation of the letter 0 two
raps. At the pronunciation of the letter
H two raps. At the pronunciation
of tlie letter N two raps. There y.m
have the whole name spelled out ?
J o h n, Jorn. Now, the spirit being
present, you say, ''John, are you happy?"
Two rnps give ac affirmative answer.
Pretty s-jon the hand of the medium
begins u> twitch and toss and begins to
writs out, after paper and ink are furnished,
a message from the eternal
world. What is remarkable, the departed
spirit, although it has been amid
the illuminations of the heaven, cannot
spell as well as it used to. It has lost
all e?ammatical accuracy and canuot
wxitc as distinctly. I received a letter
! through a medium once I sent it
back. I said, "Just please to tell
those ghosts they had better go to school
and get improved in their orthography."
Now, Just think of spirits, that the
Bible represents as enthroned in glo1
^ 1 J Il_
ry, coining aown to crawj unuerme
table and break crockery and ring tea
bells before supper is ready and rap the
window shutter on a gusty night!
What consolation ia such miserable
stuff as compart with the consolation
of our departed J fiends free from toil
and pin and pat:i arc forever happy and
that we will join them, not in mysterious
and half utterance which makes the
hair stand on end ana mak*s cold chills
creep thy o :?-k, but in a reunion most
blessed and happy and glorious!
And none shall murmur or misdoubt
When God's great sunnse finds us out.
I learn still further from this subject
that spiritualism and necromancy are
affairs of darkness. Why did not Saul
go in the day? He was ashamed to go.
Besides that, he knew that this spiritual
medium, like all her successors,
performed her exploits in the night.
The Davenports, the Fowlers, the
Foxes, the spiritual mediums of all
ages, have chosen the nigbt or' a darkened
room. Why? The majority of
their wonders have been swindles,
and deception prospers best in the
night.
Still futher, I learn from my text
1 * t , . 1
that spiritualism is aoom ana aeatn to
its disciples. King Saul thought that
he would get help from the "medium,"
but the first that he sees makes him
swoon away, and no sooner is he resusciated
than he is told he must die.
Spiritualism is doom anddeathto every
one that yields to it. It ruins the
body. Look in upon an audience of
spiritualists?cadaverous, weak, nervous.
exhausted, hands clammy and
cold, voiccs sepulchral and ominous,
bewildered with raps. I never knew a
confirmed spiritualist who had hea'thy
nervous system. It is incipient epilepsy
and catalepsy. Destroy your nervous
system, and you might as well be dead.
I have noticed that people who are
hearing raps from the future rorld have
u?
UUC llttiC dLiCLlgtU ICll tV JJtai LUC uaiu
raps of this world. A man can live
with only (ne rang or with no eyes and
be happy, as men have been under such
afflictions, but woe be to the man whose
nerves are shattered! Spiritualism
smites first of all, and mightily, agaiost
the nervous system and so makes life
miserable.
A man in Bellevue Losoital dying
from wounds made by his owe hand was
asked why he tried to commit suicide,
and he said, "The spirits told me to."
Parent3 have strangled their children,
and when asked why they did it replied,
"Spiritualism demanded it." It
i3 the patronizer and forager for the
madhouse. ?J udge Edmonds, in Broadway
tabernacle, New York, delivered a
lecture concerning spiritualism, admitI
ted in so many words, "There is a fas!
fthmifc consultation with the
spirits of the dead that has a tendency
to lead people off from their right judgment
aud to instill into them a fanaticism
that is revolting to the natural
mikd."
It not only ruins its disciples, but it
ruins the mediums also, only give it |
time. The Gadarene swine on the
banks of the lake of Galilee no sooner
became spiritual mediums than down
they went in an avalanche of pork, to
the consternation of all the herdsmen.
The office of a medium is bad for a man,
bad for a woman, bad for a beast.
1 bring against this delusion a more
fearful indictment?it ruins the soul
immortal. First, it makes a man a
quarter of an infidel; then it makes him
half a? infidel; then it makes him a
whole infidel. The whole system, as 1
conceive it, is founded on the insufficiency
of the word of God as a revelation.
God says the Bible is enough
for 5 ou to know about the future world.
You say it is not enough, and there is
where you and the Lord differ And
althaugh the Scriptures say, "Add
thou not unto his words, lest he re
prove thee and thou be 1'oudq a liai,"
you risk it and say: "Come back spirit
of my departed mother, of my companions,
of my little child, and .tell me
some things I don't know about you
and abaut the uoseen world.1'
If God is ever slapped in the face it
is when a spiritul medium puts down
her hand on the table, invoking spirits
departed to make a revelation. God
has told you all you ought to know,
and how dare you be prying into that
which is none of your business? You
cannot keep the Bible in one hand and
spiritualism in the other. One or the
other will slip out of your grasp, depend
upon it. Spiritualism is adverse
to the Bible, in the fact that it has in
these last days called from the tuture
world. Christian men to to testify
against Chrisiianity. Its mediums
call back Lorenzo Dow, the celebrated
evangelist, and Lorenzo Dow testifies
that Christians are idolators. Spirit?t?ti?
t>?;? v,?
uansill UiallS U<tVA xuu i tuuc, auu lib
testifies that he is stopping in the same
house in heaven with John Bunyan.
They call back John Wesley, and he
testifies against the Christian religion,
which he all his life gloriously preacht
Andrew Jackson Davis, the greatest ? f
all the spiritualists, comes to the front
and declares that the New Testament
is but "the dismal echo of a barbaric
age" and the Bible only "one of the
pen and ink.relics of Christianity."
I have in my house a book used in
spiritualistic service. It contains a
catechism and a hymn book. Tne catechism
has these questions and answers:
Q. What is ourAchief baptism? A.
Frequent ablution in water.
Q. What is our inspiration? A.
Fresh air and sunshine.
Q. What is our love feast? A. Clear
conscience and sound sleep.
And then it goes on to show that a
great proportion of their religious service
is a system of calisthenics, Then
when they want to arouse the devotion
of the people to the highest pitch, they
give out the hymn on the sixty-fifth
page:
The night hath gathered up her silken
fringes.
Or, on the fifteenth page:
Come to the woods, heigh ho!
"But," says some one, "wouldn't it
be of advaotage to hear from the fa
tare world? Don't you think it would
strengthen Christians? There are a
great many materialists who do not believe
there are souls, but if spirits
from the future world should knock and
talk over to us they would be persuaded."
To that I answer in the ringing
words of the 3-jn of Grod, "If they believe
not Moses and the propheis,
neither will they be persuaded though
one rose from the dead."
I believe these are the days of which
the apostle spake when he said, "In
the latter times some shall depart from
the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits."
Audiences in this day need to
have reiterated in their hearing the
passages I quoted some minutes ago,
"There shall not be among you a consuiter
of familiar spirits, or wizard, or
necromancer, for they that do these
things are an abomination unto the
Lord," and "The soul that turneth after
such as have familiar spirits I will
set mybe'f against them, and they shall
be cut off from their people."
Bat I invite you now to a Christian
seance, a noonday seanee. This congregation
is only one great famile.
Here is the church table. Come around
the church table; take your seats for
this great Christian seace; put your
Bible on the table, put your hands on
top of the Bible and then listen and j
hear if there are any voices coming
from the eternal world. I think t'm're
are. Listen! "Secret things belong j
unto the Lord, our God, but things t r?:?t j
are revealed belong unto us and our
children." Surely that is a voice from
the spirit world. But before you rise
from this Christian seance I want you
to promise me you will be satisfied with
the divine revelation until the light of
the eternal throne breaks upon your
vision. Do not go after the witch of
En-dor. Do not sit down at table rappings
either in sport or in earnest.
Teach your children there are no
ghosts to be seen or heard in this world
save those which walk on two feet or
four?human or bestial. Remember
that spiritualism at the best is a useless
thing, for if it tells what the Bible reveals
it is a superfluity, and if it tells
what the Bible does not reveal it is a
lie. instead 01 gomg out to get otner
people to tell your fortune tell yeur
own fortune by putting your trust ia
God and doing the best you can. I will
tell your fortune: "All things work together
for good to them that love God."
Insult not your departed friends by
asking them to come down and scrabb'e
under an extension table. Remember
that there is only one spirit whose dictation
you have a right to invoke, and
that is the holy, blessed and omnipotent
spirit of God. Hark! He is rapping
now. not on a table or the floor, but
rapping cn the door of your heart, and
every rap is an ivitation to Christ arc
a warning of judgment to conic. (Jb,
grieve him not away! Quench him no;.
He has been all around you this morning.
He was all around jou last night.
He has been around you all your lives.
Hark! There comes a voice with tender,
overmastering intonation, saying,
"My spirit shall not always strive."
Gainesville, Ga.. Dec. 8, 1899.
Pitts' Antiseptic Iovigorator in my
family and am perfectly that it is all,
and will aoali. you claim for it.
Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorscy.
P. S.?I am usiDg it now myself.
It's doing me good. Sold by The Murray
Drag Co., Columbia, S. C-, and all
druggists. tf
THE SIEGE RAISED.
Ladvsmitli Free After Being Lock
ed Up Four Months.
GREAT JOY IN ENGLAND.
i
Scenes of Wild Joy Never Before
Kown in This Generation
Mark Relief of Little
South African Town.
Tbe British war office received the
following dispatch from G?n. Bailer
Thursday:
Lyttleton's Headquarters, March 1,
Gen. Dundonald, with the Natal Carbineers
and a composite regiment,
entered Ladysmith last night. The
county between me-and Ladysmith is
reported clear of i he enemy. Moving on
Nelthorpe. I have just returned from
Ladysmith. Except a small guard
north of Surprise Hill, the whole of the
enemy lately besieging the town ha?e
retireded in haste and to the south of
the town the country is quite clear of
them. The garrison were on half a
pound of meal a man per day and supplementing
tbe meal ration by horses
and mules. The men will want a little
nursing before being fit for the field.
When the news of the relief of Ladysmith
became generally known London
literally went mad with joy and
throughout England the scenes witnessed
have no parallel in the memories
of thi3 generation.
The lord mayor ot London immediately
telegraphed his congratulations
to Gens. White and Buller. When the
queen received the news at Windsor the
bells on the curfew tower of the castle
were rung in honor of the event.
The strain that for 118 days had kept
the nation in terrible anxiety was removed.
The lord mayor showed himself
at a window out of which hung a
huge City Imperial Volunteer flag and
the crowd yelled itself hoarse. Staid
magnates grabbed flaring posters from
newsboys and branished ''Ladysmith
relived1' to the roaring throng. All
thought of business was forgotten.
Nothing could be done on the stock exchange
but F.iog "God Save the Queen"
and cheer. Business oa the Baltic
wheat market for cargoes closed at 1
o'clock. No one wanted to trade on
such a day as this. The stores put up
their shutters and gave their employes
a holiday.
The lord maysr ordered a holiday for
the city schools. The great bell ia St.
Paul's was rung this evening. The
stately foreign offce so far forgot itself
as to display large Unionjacks from the
windows. A cabinet meeting was held
and as the members met at the entrance
to the foreign office they exchanged the
warmest congratulations.
Crowds blocked the war office lobbies,
struggling to see for themselves
the announcement and cheered the
British generals in South Africa to the
j echo. Uutside Mariborougn house, tne
i London residence of the Prince of
Wales, a large and jubilant crowd assembled.
At Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham
Edinburgh, and in fact, in all the cities,
big and little flags few everywhere,
whistles tooted, bells chimed and
crowds paraded the streets, singing
patriotic soDgs. Business was given up
for the day, the schools were closed, in
the harbors ail the-vessels dressed ship,
and at the military and naval depots
scenes of the wildest enthusiasm prevailed.
At Liverpool, addressing a crowd of
20,000 people assembled around the
, town hall, the lord mayor said:
thank the Almighty God for the glorious
news. We have awaited it patiently.
We are satitfied that under the
humane laws and government of this
country, the Boers in a very short time
will De loyal citizens of the British
empire."
Tne queen has telegraphed her congratulations
to Gen. Buller and Gen.
White, and the Prince of Wales has
* * ? i . ? n n i
teJcgranea congratulation 10 uren. x>uxler.
All day long cheering thousands kept
up the incessant roar before the mansion
house, and all traffic in what is
London's busiest concourse ceased.
Pandemonium reigned. The news of
the mansion house demonstration had
spread to all quarters of the city and
there poured in a stream of hoodlums
and fakirs, laden down with flagf! women,
boys, and all sorts and conditions
of people. Silk hats flew into the air
and small fights were of frequent occurrence.
The policemen on the spot
had their hands full, but as lorrjz as the
enthusiasm of the crowd was only confined
to horse play, the officers did not
interfere.
Tons of fireworks are being bought in
preparation for elaborate celebrations.
In several provincial towns effigies of
President Kruger and Gen. Oooje
were paraded through the streets and
i rnnltreated.. At Glasgow an effigy of
j President Kruger was subjected to inaigni'ios
nt tbe foot of the queen's
status. U.cr 1,000 university and college
students paraded the streets of
London singing "Kule Britannia" and
cheering.
Garden Work for March.
This is the active month for sowing
all kinds of hardy seeds, and t Vie sooner
most of them are sown the better, if
the weather is favorable. We name
them in the order in which they should
be sown, viz: Garden Peas in varieties
for succession, Cauliflower, Early Cabbage
seed, Onion, Celery, Spinach,
Leek, Parsley, Lettuce, Radish, Beet,
Asparagus, Carrot, Parsnip, Salsify,
etc. Under glass, sow Tomato, Pepper
and Egg-Plant seed Plant Irish
Potatoes, Asparagus and Khubarb roots,
Onion sets. etc. Set out Cauliflower,
Cabbage. Onions and Lettuce Plants,
from hotheads, after they have been
hardened by leaving the glass open at
night. Sow Herbs in a warm harder.
Prepare Melon, Cucumber and squash
hills for later planting. Sow the hardy
kinds of flower seeds, as thev will flower
earlier. Sow Lawn Grass Seed, j
For the Faim.?Sow winter and
snriDg nit*. Canada Field Peas with I
oats (%>v- r seed. Grass seeds of all
frtns. lulucoo seed. Plant Artichoke
lur hog?. Sow Dwarf Essex Rape.
Buy your seeds from T. W. Wood &
Sons, .Richmond, Ya.
Shot at a President.
Daring the carnival procession "Wednesday
a Venezuelan fired two shots at
President Cripiano Caracas without effect.
The president was afterwards acclaimed
by the populace. The city is
quiet. Gen. Castro became president
of Venezuela last October as a result of
the successful revolution against President
Andrade, who fled from the republic.
But, Castro was not recognized as
president by the United States until
.Nov. 20, 1S99. He is about 36 years
of age, has been a strong supporter of
the Liberal party.
HOW THEY MEET.
"You Made a Gallant Defence, Sir."
Said Gen. Roberts.
In describing the surrender of Gen.
Cronje to Gen. Roberts a dispatch from
Paardeberg says at 3 a. in. the British
camp was awakened by the continued
rattle of rifle fire at daybreak and the
news arrived that the Canadians, while
building a trench quite close to the enemy
were fusilladed at a range of 50
yards. The Canadians gallantly worked
forward and occupied the edge of the
trenches along the river, entirely enfilading
the Boers. This movement was
followed by a cessation of the fire, except
an occasional solitary shot.
Suddenly a regiment stationed on tne
crest of a hill perceived a white flag
and burst into cheers, thus first announcing
the surrender of Gen. Cronje.
Shrotly afterward a note reached
Lord Roberts bringing tidings of the
Boers' unconditional surrender, Gen.
Prettyman was sent to accept the surrender.
At about 7 o'clock the small group of
men appeared in the distance crossing
the plain towards headquarters. The
latter being apprised of Gen. Cronje's
approach, Lord Roberts went to the
front in the modest cart in which he
sleeps and ordered a guard of the Seaforths
to line up. A group of horsemen
then appeared. On Gen. Prettyman's
right rode an elderly man clad in a'
rough short overcoat, wide-brimmed
hat, ordinary tweed trousers and
brown shoes. It was the redoubtable
Cronje. His face was almost burned
black and his curly beard was tinged
with gray.
Lord Roberts walked to and fro in
front of the cart until the Boer general
arrived, when the British commander
advanced gravely and kindly saluted
the Boer commander. He then motioned
Gen. Cronje to a seat in a chair
which had been brought for his accommodation
and the two' officers conversed
through an interpreter.
Gen. Cronje afterwards breakfasted
with the British officers.
Cronje's face was absolutely impassive,
exhibiting no sign of his inner
feelirgs.
Lord Roberts was surrounded by his
staff when Gen. Prettyman, addressing
the field marshal, said: "Commandant
Cronje, Sir."
The commandant touched his hat in
salute and Lord Roberts saluted in return.
The whole group then dismounted
and Lord Roberts stepped forward
and shook hands with the Boer com*
maaer.
"You made a gallant defense, sir,"
was the first salutation of Lord Roberts
to the vanquished Boer leader.
LESLIE E KEELEY'S MEMORYResolutions
Adopted by the South
Carolina Institute.
At a recent meeting held in the club
rooms of the Keeley Institute, Columbia,
the following resolution was unanimously
adopted:
Whereas we have heard with profound
sorrow of the sudden death of
Leslie E Keeley, M. D., LL. D., at
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nig winter nome, u03 angles, viaiuornia,
and whereas we, the patients of
the Keeley Institute in the city of Columbia,
South Carolina, aseembled, desiring
to unite with our fellow patients
in this and foreign countries in paying
tribute to the memory of Dr. Keeley,
therefore, be it
Resolved, That we, the patients of
the Keeley Institute of Columbia,
South Carolina, find words inadequate
to express our deep gratitude to the
distinguished deceased for the inestimable
blessings vhich we, in common
with nearly four hundred thousand, enjoy
in being cured from inebriety and
opiumism; that we will ever hold in
love and reverence the memory of Dr.
Leslie E. Keeley as a distinguished
scientist, philanthropist, Christian and
scholar who, sacrificing positions of
honor and trust, devoted his life in perfecting
a cure for alcoholism and morphineism,
in doing good to his fellow
man and the cause of suffering humanity.
A Terrible Scene.
The greatest fire Newark, N. J.,
ever experienced swept through the retail
dry goods district Wednesday night, 1
destroying a score or more buildings. J
The fire broke out about 6:30, p. m.,
after the several hundred employes had
left the building which was then taken
charge of by a number of sweepers. It
it thought that some of the engine
room force and similar employes may
have been in the building. The flames
spread with terrible rapidity, the entire
building being enveloped before the arrival
of the firemen. Only one man was
seen, and he was at a window on the
second floor in a frerzy of fear. The
firemen raised a ladder, bul before they
could scale it the man swung himself
through the broken window and on to
the ladder. As he reached the ladder a
rush ol flame came through the window
engulfing him. It receded in a moment,
and the man was seen on the ladder
wrapped in fire as his clothing burned.
A fireman ran up the ladder on the under
side and grabbed him to prevent
him falling. Then others went up on
the upper side and began tearing the
burning clothing from the man. They
did this with their naked hands and
were themselves burned. Thousands of
people witnessed the thrilling scene.
The burning clothing was torn from
the man and with it came portions of
the flesh. The man was taken to a
hospital.
The War Still 0a.
A ci--pafch from Manila says: A
hundred insurgents seven miles from
San Fernando deela Union ambushed
ten men of the Third cavalry who were
escorting a provision train. The AmerrofnrnTtfT
fA
1UAUS auu nung iwuimug, w
camp, one man Wis killed. The insurgents
captured four horses and a
quantity of provisions. A subsequent
reconnaissanco of the localiiy developed
the fact that there were entienchments
there and a force of Filipino*,
estimated to number 800 men. The
Third cavalry is preparing to drive the
insurants oat. The recently purchased
n:iVrt! irwisport Alava sent to Regay in
the Gulf of Liberate, for Spanish prisoners,
has returned here, bringing 500
persons, including priests, officers, soldiers
and civilians and 10 .Americans.
The navy officers being informed that
the prisoners were carelessly guarded,
hurried the Alava to Ragay, manned
by 20 bluejackets. Six officers from
the Brooklyn and five marines accompanied
the transport.
Killed His MotherGeorge
Williams, a young Negro man,
killed his mother while they were following
the corpse of the husband and
father to the grave near Pleasent Hill,
Ga., Wednesday. The boy ordered his
mother to stop her manifestations of
grief. She paid no attention to him
and then he shot and killed her.
A kingdom for a cure .
You need not pay so much. 1
A twenty-five cent bottle of L. L. & K. {
Will drive all ills away. * *
See ad. and try it?never fails. <
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ANALYSISIOF FERTILIZERS.
Text of the New Act in Regard to the
Subject.
Mr. Ashley failed to get the senate
to pass his bill reducing the privilege
ta* on fertiU^^^ 10 cents a ton. Bat
he was mcre^wcessful with his bill to
provide that a purchaser of chemical
fertilizers may have the same anal
\ zed free of cost at Clemson college.
The act, which was approved by the
governor on the 19th, reada:
Section 1. Be it enacted by the general
assembly of the State of South
Carolina: That from and after the
passage of this act, any citizen of this
State who shall purchase any commercial
fertilizers or manures, shall have
the right to have the same analyzed by
Clemson Agricultural and Mechanicr.1
college, by taking a sample of tame from
at least 10 per cent, of such fertilizers
in the presence of at least two disinterested
witnesses, one to be chosen by
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tne purenaser ana one oy iue sener,
who shall certify that such sample was
taken from such fertilizers or manures,
which certificate, with the sample,
shall be sealed by a thirl disinterested
party in the presence of said witnesses,
and directed te Clemson Agricultural
and Mechanical college.
Sec. 2. The said college shall have
the said sample analyzed free of cost,
and within three months after receiving
the sample supply the purchasers
of such fertilizers or manures with a
certificate giving the per cent, of the
different fertilizing ingredients of
same, signed by the chemist of Clemson
Agricultural and Mechanical college,
which certificate shall be admissible
as evidence in all suits relative to
such fertilizers or manures, whether
the same be instituted by the vendor
or purchaser of same.
Sec. 3. That any vendor of commercial
fertilizers or manures whose goods
j>r wares fall short to the extent of 10
per cent, in any fertilizing ingredient
guaranteed by the analypis on the sack
1 L.IJ! __i j _i: A
or vessel uoiuiug same, wucu uciivcicu
to the purchaser, shall forfeit one-half
the sale price thereof, to be recovered
by suit or set up as a counter-claim to
an action for the purchase price of
such fertilizers or manures.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted: That
if any seller or vendor of fertilizers or
commercial manures shall refuse, decline
or neglect to choose a witness, as
provided in section 1, after having
been notified or requested by the purchaser
so to do, then he or they shall
have forfeited their right so to do, and
the purchaser shall select two witnesses,
who shall select the third witness, who
shall proceed to take samples as hereinbefore
provided. All samples of fertilizers
drawn under the provisions of this
act shall be subject to such other rules
as may be prescribed by the board of
trustees of Clemson college, not inconsistent
with this act.
Bee. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent
with this act be, and the
same are hereby, repealed.
A Pitiful Case.
There is a white woman named Marie
Martin, who is lying almost at the door
of death in the house of a colored woman
named Charlotte Smith, on Wof
ford street. Amid squalor and environment
of utter degradation of choice
of habit, this woman, who claims that
her pepole live at Graniteville, is fast
approaching the end of a dissipated
life. In tne county jail are lodged Eva
Stokes, Mame Robinson and John
Woodward, all white, who are charged
with inflicting serious injuries on the
person of Marie Martin. From the
facts gleanned by the reporter from
Chief of Police Vernon it appears that
several days ago a fight occurred at the
house of Eva Stokes, in which Marie
Martin, Eva Siokes and Mame Robinson
figured. In the melee the Martin
woman was struck on the left arm several
times with a beer bottle. After
this fight, in the course of a day or two,
she claims that a white man named
John Woodward strack her with an
iron polker. On Monday Chief of Police
Vernon was notified that the Martia
woman was dangerously sick at the
home of Charlotte Smith, colored, on
WoSord street. He investigated the
case and summoned a physician to the
sick woman. This woman now lies at
the point of death from blood poisoning,
and if she dies the persons above
mentioned will remain in jail on charge
of murder and if she lives they *ill be
tried for assault and battery with intent
to kill. Marie Martin is a woman
about 30 years of age, of medium build,
and a brunette. She is of comely appearance
and claims to come from a very
respectable family near Charleston.?
Spartan burg Herald.,
A Postmaster in Trouble.
A dispatch to The State from Marion
s*ys Leonard L. Owens, postmaster at
that place, was arrested Wednesday
under a warrant issued by United
States Commissioner J. W. Johnson on
a charge of embezzling the funds of the
postoflbe. The warrant was issued at
the instance of Po3toffice Inspector
Moycr, who for several days has been
investigating the condition of the office
and has discovered-a deficiency in the
postmaster's accounts amounting to
over $L,000, Mr. Owens was appointed
several months ago by President McKinley,
to succeed Capt. Douglass Mc*
* i i _ s mi
intyre, wnose term naa expireu. ace
catastrophe that has overtaken the
new postmaster in so skort a timel-is
very surprising, in view of the fact that
he performed faithful and creditable
service as a deputy of his predecessor.
Owens waived examination and- gave
bood for appearance, several responsible
gentlemen becoming security.
i WOOD'S HIGH GRADE j
! Farm Seeds.
$ Our business in Faran Seeds i-j t
p to-day one of the largest in this f
P Country. A result due to thdfact f
p that quality 1ms always been our A
p first consideration. We supply a
^ all Seeds required for the Farm. 2
P GRASS & CLOVER SEEDS, \
f Cow Peas, Cotton Seed, f
( Seed Oats, Seed Corn, 0
0 Soja, Navy & Velvet ?
} Beans, Sorghums, )
0 Broom Corn, Kaffir t
f Corn, Peanuts, 0
) Millet Seed, i
J Rape, etc. i
r Wood's Descriptive Catalogue f
A gives the fullest information about M
r these and all other Seeds; best methods T
p of culture, soil best adapted for differ- 4
r erent crops and practical hints as to \
? vrhat are lively to prove most profitable m
r to grow. Catalogue mailed free upon T
fl request. 4
I, W. WOOD & SONS, \
^ SEEDSMEN, - Ricjaocd, fa j
WHITHEf: 'lAlflUM)
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Their Anti-Frictioi Wheel Easteuer,
f heir Patent Foot Brake,
Thf>ir Rrthher Tire Wheel. to<??th^r w\ih o*
ive styles, easily place them ahevl of all o-np
We.have been exclusive sale* ag^n- in cnto
announce tint nearly all dealer-} are a >w se
with the attractive styles, goo i w >rlcniaihip. a
Should yoa need a carriage ask your deale
not take one "jmt a^'goid," out a<k him to g*
Yours truly,
Royall &
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Prepare to I
Prices of paper and paper ba
if you will tell us your troubles
Colombia Sta
^Wholesalers of Bags,
^ C0LUMB1
PRACTICAL 1
xne uemana or tne rimes. sa(
MacFeat's School ofShor
COLUMBIA
W". H. MacFeat, Court St
Terms reasonable. 1
Complete Power Plants fori
. Factories and Mills.
Engines, Corliss-Automatic,
Plain Side Valves.
Boilers, Heaters, Pumps.
Saw Mills, from small plantation
mills to the heaviest
mills in the market.
All kinds of wood working
machinery.
Flour and corn milling ma- .
chinery.
Complete 8-inning Systems? ;
Lummus, Van Winkle and !
Thomas.
Engines ? Boilers ?Saws ?
Gins in stock for quick deliv- :
ery.
II A DnJInini
V. V. DaiUMUli,
1326 Main Street,
COLUMBIA, S. C. (
f
Ortman Pays ;
the EXpress
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Steam Dyeing of every
deecrintioii. Steam. Nai> f
jr i i
tha, French Dry and 2
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chemical cleansing. Send t
for onr new price list and ]
circular. All work gnar
anteed or no charge. ?
Ortraan's Steal Dye Works!
1310 Main Street
Columbia, S. C .
A. L. Ortman, Proprietor.
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PITTS'
ANT1SEFTIC MBOUTOI!
Cures La Grppe, dyspepsia, indigestion, and
all itomach and bowel trvub'es colic or.
sholera morbus, teething troubles with
-t *1 3 _ . *_? J A 1 J VI.. J 3 ! J
CDiiaren, siaoey iroaoies, oaa oioou ana
all sorts of sorea, tisiDgs or .felons, cuts and
boms. It is as good autiseptic, when locally
applied, as anything on the market.
Try it and you will praise it to others.
If your druggist doesn't keep it, write to
THE MURRAY DRUG CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
THE KEELEY CURE \
CUBES INEBRIETY. ?
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Alcoholic, Opium (Mor- b
phine), and other narcotic b
drags; also cigarette and other
tobacco habits. Address or
call at
The Keeley Institute, 1109
Plain Street. R
Columbia, S.C.
No Gther in the state.
Jno. S. Reynolds,
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Attorney at Law,
C]
Columbia, S. C. 1!
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leEs'irmmms"^
*irktn*ng,iip, and the mewl attrastatitors.
i territory far ei^ht yetn, and are pleased
Us? Wiitney Cirria^ej, being impressed
. * I c'j-jip orices.
r tor * ^Uitnay." If be haso'i any do
t c-ttalojfixs, or ?rrite to ui.
, Borden,
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Shed Tears.
Lgs are rapidly advancing, bnt
we may be able to "help yon.
itionery Co.,
Paper, Twines, etc.
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OLD NORTH. STATKUiiNTMENT,
the Great Antiseptic
Sealer, cnres Piles, Eczema,
Sore Eyes, Granulated Eyelids,
Carbuncles, Boils, Cuts, Bruises,
Old Sores, Burns, Corns, _
Bnnions, Ingrowing Toenails,
[nflammatory Rheumatism,
A.ches and Pains, Chappei^
Bands and Lips, ErysipeJaq^-n
ft is something everybody J
aeeds. Onceused always used.
For sale by all druggists and
iealers. At wholesale by
rHE MURRAY DRUG CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
. VjUMBER.
COTTON.
[he South's Leading Prodaets.
We are headquarters for the
jest line of machinery re[uired
for preparing the above
or market, naving a complete
md extensive line of Saw Mills
tnd Saw Mill Machinery, Coton
Ginning Machinery and
Engines and. Boilers.
The equipment of modern
ginneries with the celebrated
Murray Cleaning and Distribiting
System a specialty. j
H. H. Gibbes & Co.,
104 Gervais Street,
7
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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Near Union Depot.
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Man s strength^;
lies in his
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stomach.
A
poor, weak'digestion debiliates
and impoverishes the body.
io need confining one's self to
erfcain'simple diet, on this acount,
when with the nse of
'Hilton's Life for the Liver and
Sidneys" any kind of food may^JI
e eaten with comfort. 25c a fl
iottle. WholesaleJby
TIE MUIT DRUG GO..
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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On improved real estate.
Interest eight per cent,
payable semi-aantiaUy.
Time 3 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
no. B. Palmer & Son, |
BSTEA.L NATIONAL BA.JJEC
205 Plain St., Columbia, S.C
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