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CHOICE OF FRIENDS."
Dr. Talmage on the Evils of Bad
Company.
A KINDLY WARNING TO ALL.
Old and Young Must Shun Evifc
\ssociates, as "a Companion
of Fools Shall be
Destroyed."
In this discourse Dr. Talmage speaks
on a theme which all men, young and j
old, will be glad to see discussed, and !
the kindly warning will no doubt in
many cases be taken; text, Proverbs
xii, 20, "A companion of fools shall be
destroyed."
tkMay it please the court," said a con
victed criminal when asked by the judge
what he tad to say why sentence of
j, . death should not be pronounccd upon
him, "may it please the court, bad company
has been my destruction. I received
the blessing of good parents and
: nrnniispd tf> avoid ail
Ill 1CIU1U
evil associates. Had I kept my promise
I should have avoided this shame and
the burden of guilt which, like a vul
ture, threatens to drag me to justice
for my many crimes. Although 1 once
moved in high circles and was enter
tained by distinguished men, lam lost.
Bad company did the work fur me."
Only one out of a thousand illustrations
was that of the fact that ,ka companion
of fools shall be destroyed."- It is an
invariable rule.
Here is a hospital with a hundred
men down with the ship fever. Here
is a healthy man who goes into it. He
does not so certainly catch the disease
as a good man will catch moral distem
per if he consents to be shut up with
the viciou3 and the abandoned. In the
prisons of the olden time it was the
custom to put the prisoners in a cell to
gether, and I am sorry ta say it is the
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that when the day of liberation comes,
the men, instead of being reformed, are
turned oat brutes, not men, each one
having learned the vices of all the rest.
We may in our worldly occupation
be obliged to talk to and commingle
with bad people, but he .who voluntari
ly chooses that kind of association is
^ ~ ~ carrying on a courtship with a Delilah
which will shear the locks ol his
strength, and he will be tripped into
perdition. Look over all the millions
of the race, and you cannot show me a
single instance where a man voluntarily
associated with the bad for one year
and maintained his integrity. Sin is
catching; it is infectious; it is epidemic.
A young man wakes up in one of our
great cities knowing only the gentlemen
of the arm into whose service he has
entered. In the morniDg he enters the
store, and all the clerks mark him.
measure him. discuss him. The bad
clerks of that establishment, the good
clerks of that establishment, stand in
some relation'to him. The good clerks
will wish him well, but they will wait
for a formal introduction, and even after
they have had the introduction they
are very cautious as to whether they
shall call him into their association before
they know him very well.
But the bad young men in that establishment
all gather around him. They
^patronize him, they offer to show him
everything that there is in the city on
one condition?that he will pay the expenses,
for it always happens so when
a good young man and a bad young man
go together to a place of evil entertainmentr-Mhe
good youDg man always has
to pay the charges. J ust at the time
the ticket is to be paid for or the champagne
bill is to be settled the bad young
man will effect embarrassment and feel
around in his pockets and sav, "Well.
well, really I have forgotten my pocketbook."
In 48 hours after this innocent young
man has entered the store the bad
young men will gather around him,
slap him on the shoulder with familiarity,
and, if he is stnpid in noi being
able to take certain allusions, will say,
"Ah, my young friend, you will have
to be broken in." And forthwith thev
go to work to "break him in."
Oh, young man. let no fallen young
man slap you ou the shoulder familiarly!
Turn arour.d and give a withering
glance that will make me wretch cower
in your presence. There is i <> monstrosity
of wickedaess tii&t can stand
before the glance of purity and honor.
God keeps the lightnings of heaven in
his own scabbard, and no human may
reach them, but God gives to every
young man a lightning which he may
use, and that is the lightning of an
honest eye. Anybody that understands
the temptations of our great cities
knows the use of one sermon like this,
in which I try to enforce the thought
that "a companion ox fools shall be destroyed."
And, first, I charge you, avoid the
skeptic?that is, the young man who
puts his thumb in his vest and swaggers
about, scoffing at your old fashioned
religion, then taking out the
Bible and turning over to some mysterious
passage and saying: ;'Explain
that, my friend, explain that. I used
to think just as you do. My father
and mother used to think just as you
do. Bat you can't scare me about the
future. I used to believe in those
things, but I've got over it." Yes, he
ha3 got over it, and you will get over it
if you stay in his'companionship much
longer. For awhile he may not bring
one argument against our holy Christianity.
He will by scoffs and jeers
and caricatures destroy your faith in
that religion which was the comfort of
your father in his declining years and
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tae puiow on wnicn your o:u muuier
lay a-dying.
That brilliant young skeptic will after
awhile have to die, and his diamond
will flash no splendor into the eye of
death. His hair will lie uncombed on
the pillow. Death will come up, and
this skeptic will say to him: "I cannot
die. I cannot die." Death will
say: "Tou must die. You have but
ten seconds more to live. Your soul?
give it to me right away. Your soul!"
~ " "Oh, nol" says the skeptic. "Do not
breathe that cold air into my face. You
crewd me too heard. It is gettiDg
dark in the room. Here?take my
rings and take all the pictures in the
room, but let me off." "JN'o," says
Death. "Your soul! Your soul!"
Then the dying skeptic begins to say,
"0 God!" Death says,. "You declared
there was no God." Then the dying
skeptic says, "Pray for me," and Death
says: "It is too late to pray; you have
only three seconds more to live, and I
will county them oS^-one, two, three.
txone l" yv nere: - vv nere: Liarry mm
out and lay him down-beside his old
father and mother, who died under the
delusions of the Christian religion singing
the songs of victory. ...
Again, avoid ^^Tdlers^-that is,
those people wira^^th T*;^6und the
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store or the shop or the factory and try <
to seduce you away from you regular1 ]
calling and in your business hours try j
to seduce you away. There is nothing 1
that would please them so well as to i
have you give up your employment and
consort with them. :
These idlers you will find standing 1
around the engine houses or standing <
at noonday or about noon on the steps ]
of some hotel or fashionable restaurant, !
giving the idea they have dined there. <
They have not ^ined there. They ;
never dined there. Tbey never will <
dine there. Before yon invite a youDg i
I man into vour association ask him i
plainly, ''What do you do for a living?" i
If he says, "Nothing; I am a gentleman,"
look out for him. I care not i
how soft his hand or how elegant his
apparel or how high sounding his family
name, his touch is death.
These people who have nothiBg to do
will come around you in your busy
hours, and they will ask you to ride
with them and they will tell you of
some excursion that you must make, of
somo wine that you mustdrink, of some
beautiful dancer that you must see.
They will try to take you away from
your regular work. Associate with
these men, and. first of all, you vr-M
become ashamed of your apparel; then
you will lose your place, then you will
lose lose your respectability, then you
will lose your soul.
Idleness is the nest door to villainy.
When the police go to fiad criminals,
where do they go to find them? They
find them among the the idle?those
who have nothing to ao, or, having
somethiog to do, refuse to engage in
their daily work. Sume one cirne to
jiood old Ashbel Green and asked him
why he worked'at SO years of age when
it was time for him to rest. "Oh," he
replied, "I work to keep out of mischief."
And no man cau afford to be
idle. I caie not how strong his moral
character, he cannot afford to be idle.
But you says: "A great many people
are suffering from enforced idleness.
During tbe Hard times mere were a i
great many people out of employment."
1 know it, bat the times of dullness in
business are the times when men ought
to be thoroughly engaged in improving
their minds and enlarging their
hearts The fortunes to be made 20
years from now will be made by the
young men who in the times when business
was dull cultivated their minds
and improved their hearts. They will
get the fortunes after awhile, while
those meil who hang around their
stores, never engaging in any useful
occupation, will be as poor thm as
-they are now. It is absurd for a
Christian man to say he has nothing to
do.
I went into a store in New York
where there were five Christian m^n,
and they said they had nothing to do.
The whole world lying in sin. Poverty
to be comforted, sickness to be alleviated,
a Bible in the back office, every
A AnUrjUrt onirifno 1
opportunity Ul lucutai UUUU1&,
culture; every inducement to work, yet
a Christian man, sworn before high
heaven to consecrate his whole life to
usefulness, has nothing to do! If you
have not any business ior this world,
my Christian frieni, then you ought to
be doing business for eternity.
Again I counsel you, avoid the pleasure
seeker, the man whose entire business
it is to seek for recreation and
amusement. I believe in the amusements
of tne world so far as they are
innocent. I could not live without
them. Any man of sanguine temperament
must have recreation or die.
And yet the amusements and recrea
tions of life must administer to hard
work.' They are only preparative for
the occupation to which God has called
us.
God would not have given us the
capacity to laugh if ^e did not sometimes
intend us to 'indulge it. God
hath hung in sky and set in wave and
nn err ti a a man xr ar An n rl pi a V_ T?nt i
FliU,lVU ,, -
all the music and the brightness of the
natural world were merely intended co
fit us for the earnest work of life. The
thundercloud has edges exquisitely
purpled, but it jars the mountain as ii
says, '"I come down to water the fields."
The flowers standing under the fence
lock gay and beautiful, but they say,
"We tund here to refresh the hus
bandwen at the nooning." The brook
frolics and sparkles and foams, but it
says: "1 go to baptize the moss; I go
to slake the thirst of the bird; I turn
the wheel ot the mill; in my crystal
c-adle I rock muckshaw and water'lily;
I play, but 1 work."
Look tut for the man who plays and
never works. Lock out for that man
whose entire business is to play ball or
sail in a jacht or engage in any kind of
merriment. These things are all beautiful
and grand in their places, but
when they become the chief work ol
life they become a man's destruction.
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Ueorge Jtsrummei was aamirea 01 an
England. He danced with peeresses
and went a round of mirth and folly,
until after awhile, exhausted of purse,
ruined of reputation, blasted of soul,
he begged a crust from a grocer, de
daring as his deliberate opinion that
he thought thai a dog's life was better
than a man's.
These mere pleasurists will come
around you while you are engaged in
your rty;k, and they will try to take
you away. They have lost their places.
Why not you lose your place? Then
you will be one of them. Oh, my
friends, before you go with these pleasure
seekers, those men whose entire
life is fun and amusement aad recreation,
remember while after a man has
lived a life of integrity and Christian
consecration, kind to the poor and elevating
to the'world's condition, when
be comes to die, be has a glorious
reminiscence lying on his death pillow,
the mere pleasurist has nothing by way
of review but a torn plabill, a ticket
for the race, an empty tankard or the
cast out rinds of a carousal. And as
in delirium nF his awful death hft
clutches the goblet and presses it to his
lips, the dregs falling on his tongue |
will begin to uncoil and hiss with the ,
adders of an eternal poison.
Again, beware of Sabbath breakers. ;
Tell me how a young man spends his
Sabbath, and I will tell you what are !
his prospects in business, and I will (
tell you what are his prospects for the j
eternal world. God has thrust into
our busy life a sacred day when we are ^
to look after our souls. Is it exorbitant
after giving six days to the feeding
and the clothing of these perishable
bodies that God should demand one
day for the feeding and the clothing 3
of the immortal" soul? Our bodies are (
seven day clocks, and they need to be \
wound up,-and if they are not wound (
up they run down into the grave. No \
. - t i ii " 'n i
man can continuously preas tne oaD- ?
bath and keep his physical and mental <
health. Ask those aged men, and they j
will tell you they never knew men who
continuously broke the Sabbath who
did not fail either in mind, body or
moral principle. A manufacturer gave
this as his experience. He said: ''I i
owned a factory on the Lehigh. Every- *
thing prospered. I kept- the Sabbath,
and everything went on well. 35ut one
Sabbath morniDg I bethought myself
of a new shuttle, and I thought I would 1
invent that shuttle before sunset, and 1 i
refused all fcfod and drink until I had c
jcrttpletsd that- shuttle. ,a By sundoirn
[ had completed it. T'tis next day,
Monday, I showed to my workmen and
friends this new shuttle. They all
jongratulated me on my great success.
L put that shuttle into play. I enlarged
my business; but, sir, that Sunday's
svork cost me $30,000. From that day
sverything went wrong. I failed in
business, and 1 lost my mill." Oh, my
friends, keep the Lord's day. You may
think it old fogy advice, but I give it to
you "now: "ilenember the Sabbath
day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt
thou labor and do all thy work, but the
seventh is the Sabbath of the Lord thy
Grod; in it thou shalt not do and work."
A man said that he would prove that
all this was a fallacy, and so he said,
"I shall raise a Suuday crop." And he
plowed the field on the Sabbath, and
then he put in the seed on the Sabbath
and cultivated the ground on the Sabbath.
When the harvest was ripe, he
reaped it on the Sabbath, and he carried
it into the mow on the Sabbath,
and then he stood out defiant to his
Christian neighbors and said, "There,
that is my Sunday crop, and it is all
garnered." After awhile a storm came
up and a great darkness, and the lightuings
of heaven struck the barn, and
away went his Sunday crop. Beware,
youDg men, of all Sabbath breakers.
Again, I charge you, beware of association
with the dissipated. Go with
them and you will in time adopt their
habits. Who is that man fallen against
ihe curb stone, covered with bruises
and beastiliness? He was as brig.it
faced a lad as ever looked up from your
nursery. His muthcr rocked him,
iouiiled him, wou'd not let the night
air touch his ciieeJc ana neia mm up
and looked down into his loving eves
and wondered for what high position he
was being fitted. lie entered life with
bright hopes. The world beokoned
him, -friends cheered him, but the
archers shot at him, vile men set tiaps
for him, bad habits hooked fast to him
with their iron grapples; his feet slip
ped on the way, and there he lies.
Who would thiok that that uncombed
bair was onoe toy^d with by a father's
fingers? Who would think that those
bloated cheeks were ever kissed by a
mother's lips? Would you guess that
that thick tongue c::ce made a household
glad with ics innocent prattle?
Utter no harsh words in his ear* Help
him up. Put the hat over that once
manly brow^ Brush the dust from that
coat that onfie covered a generous heart.
Show him the way to the home that
once rejoiced at the sound of his f"Ot
step, and with gentle words fceti his
children to stand back as you help aim
through the hall.
That was a- kind husband onco and
an indulgent father. He will kneel
with them no more as once he d:d at
family prayers?the little ones with
clasped hands looking up into the
heavens with thanksgiving for their
happy home. But now at midnight he
will drive them from their pillows
and curse them down the steps, and
howl after them as, unclad, the) fly
down the steet in night garments, u ader
the calm starlight Who slew that
man? Who blasted that home? Whoplunged
those children into worse than
orphaeage?until the hands are blue
with cold, and the cheeks are blanched
with fear, and the brow is scarred with
bruises, and the eyes are hollow with
o TTTra/>
?.11 CI i rr nu uiauc? buau lug ?
and filled eternity with the uproar of a
doomed spirit? <=<
Oh, if I had some art by which I
could break the charm of the tempter's
bowl and with mailed hand lift out the
long serpent of eternal despair and
shake out its coils and cast it down and
crush it to death!
Shake off the Sabbath breaker. Oh,
turn your back upon these men.
Shake off the- sceptic. Shake off the
idler. Shake off the pleasurist. You
may do this work of ejection in politeness,
but you may do it firmly. You
are not under any circumstances to lose
all the remembrances of the fact that
you are a gentleman and must always
act the gentleman. A young man said
to a Christian Quaker. ''Old chap, how
did you get your money?**
"Well," said the Quaker "I got it
by dealing in an article in which thou
mayest dealt if thou wilt?civility "
Be courteous, be polite, bat be firm,
Say "No" as if you meant it. If you
say "No" in a feeble way, they will
keep on with their imploration and
their temptation, and after awhile you
will stand in silcnce, and then you will
say, after they have gone on a little
iornrer, '"yes," and then you are lost.
Oh, turn your back upon the banquet
of sin! I call you to a better
feast today. The promises of Go<* are
the fruits. The harps of hoaven are
music. The clusters of Escbol are
pressed into the taDkards. The sons
and daughters of the Lord Amighty
are the guests, while standing at the
banquet to pour tne wine aod divide
the clusters and command the music
and wclcome the guests is a daughter of
God, on her Lrow the b'ossoms of paradise
and in her cheek the flush of
celestial summer. And ber name is
Religion. "Her ways are ways of
pleasantness, and all licr paihs are
peace."
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Another Georgia Fiend.
A dispatch from Fitzgerald, Ga.,
says: "At about 2 o'cJock Tuesday
morning a negro named Bill Clark entered
the home of Mrs. Sarah Baker,
white, aged nearly 70 years, aad committed
a criminal assault upon her.
Mrs. Baker came here from Minneapolis,
Minn. Nearly all the residents of
the town are from the north and northwest.
It was several hours before Mrs.
Baker was able to apprise her neighbors
of the outrage. I he man was captured
and positively identified by his
victim. Arrangements were made for
a lynching when cooler counsel prevailed
for the time and a preliminary
examination was held and Clark was
ordered committed to jail. While the
trial was in proeress the lynching spirit
arose again and arrangements were
made to hang Clark as soon as hands
could be laid upon him. Learning of
this the officers spirited him away out
3f a back door. The mob, made up of
both northern and southern men, is
3till looking for him. Should he be
found'he will be hanged."
Follows the Flag.
The Charleston ,NTew3 and Courier,
referring to the'fact that Senator Jones,
)f Arkansas, declared "the constitu;ion
follows the flag," the former frejuent
assertion that "trade follows the
lag," and the reports from Manila that
jaloons follow it, declares that "altogether
there is quite a procession belind
the beloved emblem."
Gainesville, G-a., Dec. 8, 1899.
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator in my
'amily and am perfectly that it is alJL,
md will do all, you claim for it.
Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorsey.
P. S.?I "am using it, fcow_myself.
It's doing me good. Sold by The Muray
Drag Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
iruggistg. tf I
MEDICINES VS. NOSTRUMS.
Proprietary Remedies from the Viewpoint
of Modern Medical Science.
(JAMES R. THOMPSON IX AMERICAN
JOURNAL OF HEALTH )
fbe time is past when members of
t u
uicuioa' ndiciuiij', wllu wumu
speak with authority on matters pertaining
to their profession, can deny
that curative agents of real efficacy are
to be found among proprietary remedies.
Physicians belonging to what
maybe most aptly termed the "old fogy
type" have been repeatedly chagrined
at viewing the wonderful cure? effected
by a proprietary medicine, after they
had, in sweeping terms, denounced the
use of all specifics of the class under
discussion as fraught with the gravest
menaces to physical welfare. As a natural
consequence of this fact the number
of those among the medical profession
who still administer universal and
unqualified condemnation to proprietary
remedies ase class is very small and is
constantly on the wane, both as regards
numerical strength and in respect tt>
character and ability. The Journal of
Health in this matter, as in all others
which belong to the field it occupies,
has always endeavored to bring its viewinto
complete harmony with the facts
that presented themselves to its judg
ment; and it has never attempted to
warp facts in such a wa7 as to make
them fit into its preconceived vietfs
For while the former spirit is indica
tive oi an eangntenea ana reasoning
progress, the latter is an unmistakable
sign of intellectural stagnancy. Applying
these remarks to the subject of
proprietary medicines, we would indicate
our attitude in this regard about .
as follows: Wnile dealing out to the
impostures so extensively prevalent in
this line the most unequivosal and outspoken
oensure, we do not hesitate to
bestow words of commendation on such
specifics as have shown by actual trial
before our hygienic staff that they are
remedies of undoubted therapeutic virtue.
A medicine which has fulfilled Our
most exacting demands in this respect,
and one which therefore we feel justi
fied in recommending to our readers,
is "Life for the Liver and Kidneys,"
offered by the Life Medicine Company
of Spartanburg, South Carolina. It
has demonstrated to us, so conclusively
as to leave no room for doubt even
on the part of the most skeptical, that
it is a thorough curative agent it all
cases of dyspepsia, indigestion, constipation,
biliousness, Bright's disease,
dropsy, gravel, rheumatism and all disorders
arising from a diseased condition
of the, liver, kidneys and urinary orgons.
Iu '" dcr to show ho>v completely
free from every non-judicial consideration
our investigations are, we shall
indicate brieflly the manner in which
the examination of the remedy under
discussion was conducted. A reore
seDtative was sent from our office to
collect testimony in regard to "Life
for the Liver and Kidneys.". He was
himself an entirely disinterested party,
and the inquiry which he pursued was
conducted in such a secret manner that
no one commercially connected with
the article in question had any means
of knowing that its merits were being
made the subject of investigation by a
hygienic authority. Those who had
ased the remedy for the maladies in
which it claims to bring relief were interrogated
in regard to the effect it had
exercised in their own cases. The
answers which were received were
characterized by an astonishing unanimity.
Every person who was visited
and questioned with respect to "Life
for the Liver and Kidneys" replied
that he had found in it a most efficacious
cure. This fact was ascertained co
be true not only in cases of ordinary
severity, but even in those instances
which had succesfully withstood the
skill of physicians as well as the curative
powers of other proprietary remedies.
Having pro3ccuted our examination
of the medicine in question in a manner
that could not fail to detcct any
harmful attributes that might belong
to it ?for our examination extended to
all classes and to almost all ages?we feel
that a simple regard for the precepts of
equity, as well as the health-demands of
our readers, calls for an editorial recognition
of the genuine theripeutic virtues
of ''Life for the Liver and Kidneys."
-
Gloomy Forebodings.
A gentleman in Augusta has received
a letter from a private correspondent in
which he refers to the political status
in this country :ind the impression
which it has created upon the minds of
JRepublican citizens of France. We
quote the following paragraphs from
the letter: " Vou speak with much patriotism
^bout Old Glory and the Stars
and Stripes. Twenty years back that
was all right, but since the G. 0. P.
is in power, with its gold staudard, but
with no gold in its treasury; with all
the trusts and combinations; making
war against the Filipinos and siding
with England against the Boers, I don't
see that I am very proud of our flag,
which used to stand for liberty, "but
now means highway robbery."
"It did me good to hear W. J. Bryan.
He ?aid we had better tike down that
ureal, statute in the harbor of New
York oi '"Liberty Enlightening the
World," and get in its place a secondhand
statute of George, the Fourth of
England; it would be more appropriate
and better suit the occasion and the
time. If we don't have a change soon
of some kind I think I will live to see
the day wiien we will have a dictator
here 01 an emperor. We are going
that way sixty miles an hour. -Republican
Frenchmen told mc "if the United
States kept on this way for another
ten years, increasing the army, getting
colonies and doing everything like we
are doing in Europe, we are all gone.
The United States will fall and we will
fall, aad then it will be a long time before
another republic can stand."?
News and Courier."
A Triumph in Science.
There can now no loDger be any
question whatever of the true scientific 1
value of the Keeley Cure for alcohol- 1
ism and morphineism. Indeed, this <
treatment was not actually offered to 1
the public by its discoverer, the lit- ;
Dr. Leslie E. Keeley, until he Lad by }
careful experimentation and by other \
method assured himself of its safety t
and eifioacy. This treatment has al- 1
ready siood the test of time, and the c
public confidence in its merits is con- j
stantly strengthened by the public's j
observation of what it has actually accomplished.
The number of those who
have been cured at Keeley Institutes is
large enough to extend the proofs of
its blessed fruits to every section of ^
our couatry. The Keeley treatment is
administered at the Keeley Institute, Columbia,
S. C. x
Suicide of a Lady. (
Mrs. Susm Thirkild, aged sixty- i
-three years, committed suicide Thurs- I
day morning ten miles from Greenville.
She was in good health, but had pre- 1
viously intimated she would end her
life. She jumped in Reedy river and I
was drowned. She was living with her
grandson.
nH-etfeaMMMMa* an i _ i ?M?P?
SPOOK" FURNITURE.
if Not This, Then What Could !t Be? j
?A Peculiar Story.
A singular story Is related by the
New Orleans Times-Democrat. It was
told by a well-known professional man
at a stag dinner, and the unusual ex- i
perience stated in his own words is
well worth repeating:
"In the spring of 1892," he said, "I 1
was living in a house in North Rampart
street, which I had taken on a <
one-year's lease, expecting to build.
Our family consisted of myself and
wife, our little boy, then only 5 years {
old, and my unmaried: sister. The
house was a two-story brick, which
had been built before the war and the ,
interior arrangement was very simple.
The front door opened on a hall,
which contained the staircase and ran ]
all the way through on the right-hand
side, while on the left was, first, our
parlor, then the dining-room, and last- (
ly, a small unused apartment not
much larger than a closet Upstairs
were bedrooms, and in the rear was a
detached kitchen. We allowed the little
room on the first floor to. stand !
vacant for several reasons. To begin
with it was actually too small for actual
service, and it was badly lighted
by only one high, narrow window, besides
some of the plastering had fallen
from the ceiling, and I was afraid the
rest might come tumbling down on
our heads. That was undoubtedly a
source of danger, and prevented us
from using It for storage, so we simply
left it as we found it?entirely em- 1
pty. I suppose the room was con
structed' originally for a pantry. I (
have been a little particular in describing
these details because, as you
will see, they have a direct bearing on
my story.
<rT"rr - +Via Vauoq I
we LUlU UttCU i. V ii-Lfe UlE uviuv
almost a year," continued the speaker,
"wh6n one Sunday in June, as nearly
as I can remember, I went with my ,
wife and child to see some friends
near Audubon Park. My sister was
visiting at Biloxi at the time, and we
let the servant off for a holiday. We
got back at 5 o'clock or thereabouts,
for I recollect it was still quite light,
and as we were walking toward the
house I noticed that somebody had left
a stepladder standing directly in front
of the high window opening into the
little disused room on the ground
floor. 'That's rather a cordial invitation
to prowlers,' I said half joking.
'Let's see whether any have availed
themselves of it.' So when we went
inside we \falked back together to the
last door and I pushed it open. "Why!
what does this mean?' I exclaimed in
astonishment There was nobody
there, but the room, which had always
been entirely vacant, contained several
pieces of furniture. A roughlooking
table stood in one corner, with
an old-fashioned straight-back chair In
front of it and opposite was a small
bed cot .There were some papers and
other things on the table and a religious
print stuck on one of the walls.
I started to go in, but my wife held
me back. 'Don't go in,' she pleaded,
the plaster may fall. Those things
must belong to the cook. It struck me
verv stransre that the cook should
move in without asking permission,
but I noticed that my wife was very
nervous so I drew the door to and we
went into the parlor. A few minutes
later I walked outside to shift the
ladder, and as I picked it up I glanced
through the window. The room waa
perfectly empty.
"I am not superstitious, and the.
proof of It Is that I thought Immediately
I was the victim of some practical
joke. I re-entered the house quietly
from the rear and again I opened th9
door. The room was as empty as a
drum, and it was evident at a glance
that no sort of trickery was remotely
possible. I won't attempt to describe
my feelings. I was so shocked, so bewildered,
so frightened to tell you the
truth that for a moment or two I was
suxnply rooted to. the spot Then I
pulled myself together somehow and ""
went back to the parlor. My wife
Baw at once that something was -*
wrong.
"It's that room!" I blurted out
'There's nothing m it now?not a
stick!'
"And immediately I had a case of
hysterics on my hands. That's about
all there is to the story. Next morning
I examined the place carefully by
broad daylight, and It was plain from
the dust on the floor that no furnishing
of any kind had been there for
years. We left the house before the
end of the week, paying a month's forfeit
on the lease, not because we believe
in spooks, but because we didn't
care to stay in a place where unaccountable
things happen. It's bad for
the nerves. My wife and I have talked
the matter over a thousand times,
carefully comparing notes, and as far
as w? know" we both saw the same
things. My boy must have seen them,
too, for when we went back into the
parlor he asked his mother 'whether
that wasn't Aunt Hattie's chair.' Aunt
Hattie is an old relative of ours, who
has a favorite straight-back chair, similar
to the one we saw in the room.
r\* n/Miroo titq hura n pvAr ntlnwpd our*
selves to refer to the occurrence before
the child, so I am unable to say
positively what else he observed.
What I saw myself waa as plain and
as distinct as you are at this moment
I even noticed that one of the table
legs had been mended with a piece
of slat, and my wife remarked the
same thing. The house is still standing,
and has since been occupied by
several successive tenants. As far as
I am aware none of them have ever
had any unusual experience."
BLACK EYES.
Treatment for the Kind That Are Not
Given by Nature.
When the patient is seen eaily, before
discoloration has set in, cold compresses
or evaporating lotions are Indicated;
this reduces the swelling and
limits the subsequent discoloration.
But if the patient is seen after he has
a fully-developed "black eye," hot
compresses and massage are required.
The affected portion is smeared over
with vaseline and rubbed for 10 minutes
several time a day. By frequent
massage and continuous hot applica- ,
tions the discoloration may be almost [
entirely removed within twenty-four
hours. The professional "black eye'
artists use a poultice of the scraping;
of a,root, which Is thought to be' bryony
root
A single human h?ir will support i
four ounces without bsrnki:rz. (
Murdered by Jobbers,
A dispatch from Baxley, Miss., says: 1
'Dan Mims, a prominent youDg farmer I
ivine 20 milea from- here, was mur- (
lered hy two negro robbers Tuesday.
^1" wn-, on his porch when attacked,
it!-: wi.cu his wife ian out the ruffians I
iad killed him. She tried to escape \
vith her baby but the negroes killed
he child and beat her so cruelly that '
ler life is despaired of. Officers with I
logs have gone from here. The mur- j
>erers live in the neighborhood. They .
ire both loss than 20 years old."
<
Chicago is Sore. {
Chicago is very sore over the nation- (
t! Democratic convention going to <
lansas City. The Chicago Record ;
ays: "If Democrats had been warned
n advance, instead of paying $6 for a
light's slumber on a cot in Kansas
3ity, they would have taken the $6 two
Qonths ago'and gone there quietly and
?ought a hotel."
L kingdom for a cure .
You need not pay so much.
k. twenty-five cent bottle of L. L. & K.
Will drive all ills away.
See ad. and try it?never fails. * I
I.w t*?U-I.IUJI iiur.
A WAE: DICTIONARY.
Definition of i>oer Terms 2?ow in Frequent
Use.
The following list rill be found use'ul
by readers of the war news. The
pronunciation of the more difficult !
s-ords is given:
Aapies river {Arpies).? .turns tnrougn
Pretoria into the Limpopo.
Afrikander.?A white man born in
South Africa of European stock.
Berg.?A mountain.
Bethulie (Beth-ooly).?Town in the
DraDge Free State.
Biltong.?Boer provender. Dried
neat.
Boer.?A peasant.
Burgher.?Males over sixteen years
)ld possessing the franchise.
Commandant.?Commander.
Commando.?A body of Boers.
Commandeer.?To mobilize; to requisition.
Datn.?An artificial lake.
Disselboom.?Pole of an ox wagon.
Donga.?A water hole or deep ditch.
Dop.?Boer brandy.
Dopper.?The puritanical Lutheran
Boer.
_Drop.?A village.
Drift.?A ford. ,
Etshowc (Etsh-owy).?Camp in Zululard.
Residence of commissioner.
Field Cornet.?A magistrate with
>#>r!*in military nowera.
.j-Fontein.? A spring.
_Gaberones (Gab ber-oon*) ?Very important
native town, ninety miles north
of Mafeking.
, Geldenhuis (Geld-den-hise).?Formerly
member of the Volksraad for
Johannesburg.
Griqualand West (Greek-a-land).?
District of Kimberley diamond mines.
jKantoor (Kantore).?Rocky mining
valley near Barbertan, in Transvaal.
Klip.?A stone.
Kloof.?A ravine.
Komati Poort. (Komarty-poort)?
Bordertown, Transvaal and Portuguese
territory.
Kopje.?A hillock.
Kraal.?A cattle pound, or collection
of native huts.
Krantz.?A cleft between hills.
Laager.?A Boer camp.
Mealies.?Indian corn; staple food of
natives, and much grown and used by
the Boers for bread, etc.
Nek.?The saddle connecting two
hills.
Oorlog.?War.
Palapswe (Pal-larp-sway) ?Very
large native town in Bechuanaland.
Chief Khama's headquarters.
Pan.?A sheet of water.
Pont.?A ferry.
Piort.?A pass between or over the
mountains.
Ramathiabama (Ray-math-lay-barmer).?Near
Mafeking: British camp.
Rooinek.?Literally red neck. Boer
term for English soldiers.
Schuin's Hoogte (Skems-hoog-tay).?
Hill in Natal; just over the Transvaal
border. Battle in war of 1881.
Sluit.?A dry-ditch.
Spruit.?A small stream.
Taal.?The Boer Low Dutch language.
Trek.?Traveling by ox wagon.
Uitlander.?A nonburgher of the
Transvaal.
Veldt.?The South African prairie.
Veldt Cornet.?See field cornet
VereenigiDg (Fur-eeny-ging).?First
station on the Tiansvaal side' of the
Vaal river. Custom bouse.
Vierkleur.?The four-colored Boer
flag, red, white, blue and green.'
Viei.?A small lake.
Voorlooper.?The boy^leading the
first span of an ox team.
Voortrekker.?The older generation
of Boers who took part in the Great
Trek of 1837.
- rr a T> i:
/jarp.?n. x>uer j>ui iceman.
C Zoutspanberg (Zoot-pans-berg).?
Very large northern district of Transvaal.
Highly mineralized.
Caught a Fire "Bug
There is a self-confessed firebug behind
the bars in the jail here. A negro,
by the name of Ossie Shackelford was
arrested at McBean station and brought
bere and put where she is now, together
with another negro by the name of
Mundy. Ossie confessed to the au*horities
that she had set fire to two houses.
She said she was working for Mrs.
Hopkins on Broad street and several
weeks ago she broke some crockery for
which she was reprimanded and told
(hat the amount would be taken nut of
ber wages. Later she did some of her
household duties in such a manner as
to again cause her to be reprimanded.
This aDeered her and she took the bur
ner from a keiosene lamp and poured
the contents on some Nothing in a
closet and lighted it'. She also acknowledges
having fired a double tenement
house on Center, street, which
was occupied by Tom Lark and Tom
Pope, before it was burned. She said
she did this because the negroes living
in the house did not treat her right.?
Augusta Chronicle.
No Such Office.
.Recently the governor has received a
Dumber ot'applications for appointment
as State fish commissioner. He asks
that it be stated for the benefit of these
applicants that there is no such office
in this State, 'l'iiere was an omue or
terrapin inspector, but the legislature
has abolished that and devolved the duties
on the county supervisors and commissioners.?The
State.
May Be So Susan.
Susan B. Anthony declares that women
will soon represent some-of the
states in Congress.
I WOOD'S HIGH GRADE |
! Farm Seeds.
? Our business in Farm Seeds is f
^ to-day one of the largest in this r
^ Country. A- result due to the fact ^
\ that quality has always been our A
A first consideration. We supply A
4 all Seeds required for the Farm. A
\ GRASS & CLOVER SEEDS, \
Cow Peas, Cotton Seed, 9
Seed Oats, Seed Cora, f
Soja, Navy & Velvet $
Beans, Sorghums, f
Broom Corn, Kaffir t
) Corn, Peanuts, 9
[ . > Millet Seed, )
i Rape, etc. * r
^ Wood's Descriptive Catalogue F
j gives the fullest infomatlon about ?
f these and all other Seeds; best methods \
) of culture, eoil test adapted for differ- d
' erent crops and practical hints as to y
4 -what are likely to prove most profltabla ?
; lo grow.' uataxogue ma ilea iree upon \
J request.. ' * \ -V r
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Their Patent Foot Brake,
Their Rubber Tire Wheel, together with pa
ire styles, easily place them ahevl of all corapt
We^have been exclusive sales ag*rv in this
to announce thit nearly all dealer* are n->w se
with the attractive styles, goo 1 w>rk naaship, a
Shonld yon need a carriage ask your deale
not take one "just as goxl," but a<k him to gel
Yonrs truly,
Royall &
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Prepare to !
Apices of paper ami paper ba
if yon will teii us your troubles
Golnmbia Sta
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The Demand of the Times. Sac
MacFeat's School of Shor
COLUMBli
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Terms reasonable. i
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Complete Power Plants for
Factories and Mills.
Engines, Corliss-An toma tic,
Plain Side Yalves.
Boilers, Heaters, Pnmps.
Saw Mills, from small plantation
mills to tlie heaviest
mills in the market.
All kinds of wood working
machinery.
Flonr and corn milling ma- ;
chinery. 1 , V
Complete Ginning Systems? ;
Lnmmns, Van Winkle and !
Thomas.
Engines ? Boilers?Saws? !
Gins in stock for qnick deliv- :
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1826 Main Street, !
COLUMBIA, S. C (
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the FYnrficc
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Steam Dyeing of every J
description. Steam, Nap- j
tha, French Dry and '<
chemical cleansing. Send
\ 1
for onr new price list and ]
circnlar. All work guar
anteed or no charge. i
Ortnas's Steam Dye, Works!
1310 Main Street
Columbia, Si C .
A. L. Ortman, Proprietor.
PITTS' i
ANTISEPTIC INVI60RAT0R!
Cures La Grppe, dyspepsia, indigestion,
and all stomach-and bowel troubles colic or cholera
morbus, teething troubles with ?
children, kidney troubles, bad blood and
all sorts of sores, risings or felons, cuts and burns.
It is as good antiseptic, 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 CUBE ?
CURES INEBRIETY. \
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Alcoholic, Opium (Mor- j
phine), and other narcotic ^
drugs; also cigarette and other \
tobacco habits. Address or
call at
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The Kesley Institute, '
1109 Plaingr6eet.'
. colfjcbia, arcr
No other ij/the itate.
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Jno. S. Reynolds,
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Attorney at Law,
Columbia, S. C. *
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rfect workmanship, au<l the mo*l atCra?tjtitorj,
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i Wtritopy for ei^St fe^r^jui4 ac&~pfe&8ed
Waitae? G irria^ei, being impressed : :
i'l cheap once*. . .
r for a "^tutnef." If he hasn't any do
: catalogue, or write to as.
4r,
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G0LDSJ50R0, IS. C.
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Shed Tears.
igs are rapidly advaucing, but <'*'
we may be able to help yon. '%
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OLD NORTH STATE OINT- MENT,
the Great Antiseptic
Sealer, cures-Piles, Eczema,
Sore Eyes, Granulated Eyelids,
Carbuncles, Boils, Cuts, BrnisOld
Sores, Burns, Corns,
Bunions, Ingrowing Toenails, 7
Laflammatory Rheumatism,
Arches and Pains, Chappe^
Sands and Lips, Erysipel^?^
tt. is something everybod^^H
needs. Once used always used. For
sale by all druggists and
leaiers. At wnoiesale Dj
rHE MURRAY DRUG CO.,
Columbia, S. C.
lumber. ~ cotton.
J*
toe Sooth's Leading Products.
We are headquarters for the
jest line of machinery required
for preparing the above
!or market, having a complete
md extensive line of Saw Mills
Lnd Saw Mill Machinery Cot
;on "Ginning Machinery an<^
Engines and Boilers.
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The equipment of modern
ginneries with the celebrated
Murray Cleaning and Distriblting
System a specialty.
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H. H. Gibbes & Co.,
]04 Gervais Street,
COLUMBIA, S. a
Near Union Depot. c. *
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Man's strength
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in his
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stomach. . I
A poor, weakjdigestion debilitates
and impoverishes the body.
So need confining one's self to
certain simple diet; on this acx>unt,
when with the use 4of
'Hilton's Life for the Liver and .J
Sidney 8"any kind,of^food may^fl
)e eaten with comfort. 2.5c
>ottle. Wholesale.by
The MURRAY DRUG 68..
COLUMBIA, S. C.
HONEY TO LOIN I
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eight per cent.
navahla
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Time 3 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
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INTRAL NATIONAL BANE BUILDING,
SOS Plain St., Columbia^.C
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