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DRAMATIC ARr./
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&?v. Dr. Talmage Gives His
Views of the Theater
i
GOOD AND BAD PLAYSThe
Drama, Rightly Directed, He
Says. Is a Source of Goed.
ItShouId Be Purified
Not Suppressed.
At a time when the whole country
is in controversy as never before coa erning
the theater and some plays are
being arrested by the police, and others
are being patronized by Christian people,
this sermon of Dr. Talmage is of
much interest. The text is 1 Corinthians
vii, SI, "They that *se this
world as not abusing it."
My reason for preaching thi3 dis- I
eonree is that I have been kindly invited
by two of the leading newspaper*
of this country to inspect and report
en two of the popular plays of the day
?t# go some weeks a20 to Chicago and
see the drama 4'Quo Vaais" and criti
tise ii with respect to its moral eneot
and to go to New York and see the
drama "Ben-Hur" and write my opinion
of it for public rise. Instead of.
doing that I propose in a sermon to
discuss vrhat we shall do with tho dramatic
element which God has implanted
in many of our natures, not in 19 or
100 or 1,000, but in the vast majority
of the human race. Some people speak
f the drama as though it were somethins
built up outside of ourselves by
the Congretes and the Goldsmiths and
ike Shakespeares and the Sheridans of
literature and that then we attune our
tastes to eorrespood with human intentions.
Not at all. The drama is
an echo from the feeling which God has
implanted in our immortal souls. It
Is seen first in the domestic circle
among the children 3 or 4 years of age
playing with their dolls and their cradles
and their carts, seen ten years
after in the playhouse of wood, ten
years after in the parlor charades, after
that in the elaborate impersonations in
the academies of music. Thespis and
jBtthylus and Sophocles and Euripides
merely dramatized what was in the
Greek heart. Terence and Plautus and
Seneca merely dramatized what was in
tho Roman heart. Congreve and Farquhar
merely dramatized what was in
the .English heart. Kacine, Corneille
and Allien only dramatized. wnat was i
in the French and Italian heart.
Shakespeare only dramatized what was
in the great world's heart. The dithyrambic
and classic drama, the sentimental
drama, the romantic drama,
were merely echoes of the hnman soul.
1 do not speak of the drama on the
poetic shelf, nor of the drama in the
playhouse, but I speak of the dramatic
element in your soul and mine. We
make men responsible for it. They
are not responsible. They are responsible
for the perversion of it, but not
for the original implanation. God did
that work, and 1 suppose he knew what
he was about when he made us. We
are nearly all moved by the spectecular.
When on Thanksgiving day we decorate
our churches with the cotton and the
? fiee and the apples and the wheat and
the rye and the oats, our gratitude to j
k>d is stirred. When on faster morning
we see nitten in letters of flowers
the inscription. "He Is Risen," our
motions are stirred. Every parent
likes to go to the school exhibition
witfc its recitations ana its dialogues
and its droll costumes. The torchlight
procession ef the political campaign is
merely the dramatisation of principles
involved. No intelligent man can look
iu tny secular or religious direction
-without finding this dramatic element
revealing, unrolling, demonstrating ifcMlf.
What shall we do with it?
Shall we-suppress it? Tou can as
* easily suppress its Creator. You may
direct it, you may educate it, you may
purify it, you may harness it to multipotent
usefulness, and that it is your
cuty to do. Just as cultivate the
taste for the beautiful and the sublime
by bird haunfcei glen and roistering
stream and cataracts let down in uproar
ever the mossed rocks, and the day lifting
its banner of victery in the east,
and then setting everything on Sre as
it retreats through the sites of the
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wen, ana mo ^uaienuz aau ? atcnoo
?f an August thunderstona blazing
their batteries into a sultry after coor-,
and theround, glittering tear of a world
wet on the cheek of the night?as in
this way we cultivate our taste for the
beautiful and sublime, so in every lawful
way we are to cultivate the dramatic
element in our nature, by every staccato
passage in literature, by antithesis
and synthesis, by every tragic passage
i& human life.
Now, I have to tell you not only that
dod has implanted this uramatic element
in our natures, but I have to tell
you in the Scriptures he cultivates it,
he appeals to it, he develops it. I do
not care where you open the Bible,
your eye will fall upon a drama. Here
it is in the book of Judges, the fir tree,
the vine, the ?live tree, the bramble?
mey ail mase speecnea. ice a at tne
lose 9? the scone there is a ooronation,
aid the bramble is proclaimed king.
That is a political drama. Here it is
is the book of Job: Enter Eliphaz,
Bildad, Zoph&r, Elihu and Job. The
opening act of the drama, all darkness;
the closing act of the drama, all sunshine.
Magnificent drama is the book
of Job!
Here it is Solomon's Song: The region,
an oriental region?vineyards,
pomegranates, mountain of myrrh,
toek of sheep, garden of spices, a woosag,
a bride, a bride groom, dialogue after
dialogue?intense, gorgeous, all
suggestive drama is the book of Solomon's
Song. Here it is in the book of
Luke: Cosily mansion in the night!
All the windows bright with illumination!
The floor a-qnake with the dance.
Returned son in costly garments which
sot very well fit him perhaps, for they
were net made for him, but he must
swiftly leave off his old garb and prepare
for this extemporized levee!
Pouting son at the back door, too mad
te go in, because they are making such
a fn?cT Voor* rtf cvmnofhtr rnnninn'
down tire old man's cheek at the story
of Lis son'* wandering and suffering
and tears of joy at his return!
Whsa you heard Murdock ricite "The
Prodigal Son" in one of his readings,
you did not know whether to sob or
about. Revivals of religion have started
just under the reading of that soul
revolutionizing drama of "The Prodigal
Sob."
Her? it is in the book of Revelation:
Crystalline sea, pearly gate, opaline
river, amethystine capstone, showeriog
eoronets, one vial poured out inoarnadisg
the waters, oavalrymen of heaven
falioping on white horse, nations in
oxology, halleluiahs to the right of
them halleluiahs to the left of them. As
the Bible opens with the drama of the
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irst paradise, so it closes Trltk the j
drssa of the second paradise.
Fifty essays about the sorrows of the j
poor could not aSect me as a little j
J ??r>P On^AriTX? T UftW !
Vi 6V/UiUwUS auu "Q "* VM "
oce slippery moming in the streets of
Philadelphia. Just ahead of me was a
lad wretched in apparel, his limb amputated
at the knee; from the pallor of
the boy's cheek, the amputation not
long before. He had a package of
broken food under hi3 arm?food he had
begged, I suppose, at the doors. As he
passed on over the slippery pavement,
cautiously and carefully, I steadied him
until his crutch slipped and he fell. I
helped him up as well as I couldl
gathered up the fragments of tie package
as well as I ceuid, put them under
one arm and the crutch under the other
arm. But when I saw the blood run
down his pale cheek [ bnrst into tears
Fifty essays about the sufferings of the
poor could not touch one like that little
drama of accident and suffering.
Oh, we want in all our different de*
?i?_i
partments 01 uaeimitess wuio ui ?uC
dramatic elements and 3ess of the
didactic. Tho tendency in this day is
to drone religion, to whine religion, to
cant religion, to moan religion, to croak
religion, to sepuloharixe religion, when
we ought to present it in animated and
spectacular manner.
Let me say to all youag ministers of
the gospel: If yon Lave this dramatic
element in your nature, use it for God
and heaven. If you will go home and
look over the history of the churoh, you
will find that those men have brought
mors souls to Christ who have been
.dramatio. Rowland Hill, dramatic;
Tiiouir.s Chalmers, dramatic; Thomas
Guthrie, dramatic; John Knox, dramatic;
Robert McCheyne, dramatic;
George Whitefield, dramatic; Robert
Hall, dramatic. Robert South, dramatic;
Bonrdalono, dramatic; Fenelon,
dramatio; John Mason, dramatic.
When you get into the ministry, if you
attempt to cultivate that element and
try to wield it for God, you will meet
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with saigaty reoan ana caricature, buu
ecclesiastic*! counsel will take your
case in charge, aud they will try to put
j you down- But the God who starts you
I will help you through, and great will be
i the eternal rewards for the aisiduous
! and the plucky.
I What we want, ministers and laymen,
! is to get our.sermons and our exhortaI
tions and our prayers out of the old rut.
| The old hackneyed religious phrases
| that comc snoring down throagh the
' centuries will never arrest the masses.
What we want today, you in your
sphere and I in my sphere, is to freshen
up. People do not want in their sermons
the sbam flowers bought at the
millinery shop, but the japonicaa wet
with the moming dew: not the heavy
bones ot extinct megatherium of past
ages, but the livingreindeer caught last
August at the edge of Schroon lake.
We want to drive out the drowsy, and
the prosaic, and the tedious, and the
hamdrum, and introduce the brightness,
and the vivacity, and the holy
earcasm, and the sanctified wit, and the '
epigrammatic pqwer, and the blood* red j
earnestness, and the fire of religious
zeal, and I do not know of any way of
doing it as well as through the dramatic.
Bat now let as turn to the drama as
an amusement and entertainment.
Kev. Dr. Bellows of New York many
years ago, in a very brilliant but much
criticised sermon, took the position j
that the theater might be renovated and
made auxiliary to the church. Many
Christian people are of the same opinion.
I do not agree with thew. I have no
idea that success is in that direction.
What I have said heretofore on this
subject, as far as I remember, is my
sentiment now. Bat today I take a
stept in advance of my former theory.
Christianity is going to take full possession
of this world and control its science
I ^s maxims, its laws, its literature, its
amusements. Shut out from the realm ;
of Christianity anvthiag. and you give
it up to sin and death.
If Christianity is mighty enough to
manage everything but t\e amusements
of the world, then it is a very defective
Christianity. Is it capable of keeking
account of the fears of the world and inconpetent
te m&se record of its chiles?
Is it good tco follow the funeral, but
ot tliA ttlsiw? Hitn it, *????
trol all the other elements of onr nature
but the dramatic nature? My idea
of Christianity is that ii. can and will
conquer everything. In the good time
coming, which the world calls the
golden age *,nd the poet the elysian age
and the Christian the millennium, we
hare positive announcement that the
amusement of the world are to be under
Christian sways. "Holiness shall be
upon the bells of the horses," says one
prophet. 8?, you see, it will controleven
the sleigh rides. ' The city shall
be fall of boys and girls playing in the
streets thereof," says acether prophet.
So, you see, it is to control the hoop
rolling and the kite flying and the ball
playing. Now, what we want is to
hasten that time. How will it be done?
By the church going over to the
theater? It will not go. By the theai
-I. Ti ill i.
ser coming to ine cnurca; xe wui nos
come. What we mailt is a reformed
amusement association in every eity
and town of the United States. Once
announced and explained and illustrated
the Christian and philanthropic capitalist
will come forward to established
it, and there will be public spirited
men everywhere who will do this work
for the dramatic element of our natures.
We need a new institution te meet and
recognizc and develop and defend the
dramatic element of our mature. It
needs to ba distinct from everything
that is or has been.
I would have this reformed amusement
association baring in oharge this
new institution of the tpectacular take
possession of some hall or academy. It
might take a smaller buildiag at the
start, but it would soon need the largest
hall, and even that would not hold
the peopb; for he who opens before the
dramatic element in the human nature
an opportunity of gratification without
compromise and without dangar does
the mightiest thing oi ;his century, and
the tides of such an institution would
rise as the Atlantic rises at Liverpool
docks.
There are tens of thousands of Christian
homes where the sons and
daughters are held back from dramatio
entertainment for reasons which some
of you would say are good reasons and
others would say are poor reasons, but
still held back. But on the establishment
of such an institution they would
feel the arrest of their anxieties and
would say on the establishment of this
new institution which I have called the
spectacular, "Thank God, this is what
we have all been waiting fer."
Now, as I believe that I make suggestion
of an institution which wiser
men will develop, I want to gire some
characteristics of this new institution,
this spectacular, if it is to be a grand
social and moral sucsess. Ia the first
place, its entertainments must be compressed
within an hour and threequarters.
What kills sermons, prayers
and lectures and entertainments of all
sorts is prolixity. At a reasonable
hour every night every curtain of- publie
entertainment ?sght to drop, every
wmmmtamm rfj |~ 11 iMiVij iui /.'iomioi.^u
ekur?h service slight t# ?esss. the
instruments of orcherfcras ought to be
unstrung. What comes s^re than this
comes too late.
On the platform of this new institution
there will bo u drama which before
rendering has been read, etpurrated.
abbreviated and passed upon by a board
of trustees connected with this reformed
amusement association. If there be in
a drama a sentence susreesting evil, it
wilt be stricken out. If there be in a
Shakespearean play a word with two
meanings, a good meaning and a bad
me^n. another word will be substituted,
an honest word looking only ono way.
The caterers to public taste will have
to learn that Shakespearean nastiness
is bo better than Congrevean nastiness.
Ton say, "Who will dare to change by
expurgation or abbreviation a Shakespearean
play?" I dare. The board
of trustees of this reformed amusement
association will dare. It is no depreciation
of a drama, the abbreviation of it.
I would like to hear 30 or 40 pages of
Milton's "Paradise Lost" read at ono
time, but I should be very sorry to hear
the whole book read at one sitting.
Abbreviation is not depreciation.
On the platform of this now institution
this speotacular, under the care of
the very best men and women in the
community there shall be nothing witnessed
that would be unfit for a parlor.
Any attitude, any look, any word that
would offend you seated at your own
fireside in your family circle will be
prohibited from that platform. By
what law of common sense or of morality
does that which is not fit to be
, seen or heard by five people become fit
to be seen or heard by 1,500 people?
! Oq the platform of that spectacular all
! the soeies of the dram* will be as chaste
1 ? ? - ~ Unfnra Kr ^4* n TT7 * rA
| &B WS3 A 4^UVUi Ml I
I or a sermon by F. W. Robertson. Oq
i the platform shall come enly such men
and women at you would welcome to
your homes. I do not make the requisition
that they be professors of religion.
There aro professors of religion
that I would not want in my parlor or
kitchen or eoal cellar. It is not what
we profess, bat what we are. All who
come on that platform of the spectacn
Jar will be gentlemen and ladies in the
ordinary acceptation of those terms,
persons whom you would invite to sit
at your table and whom you would introduce
to your children and with whom
you would not be compromised if you
were seen passing down Pennsylvania
avenuo or Broadway with tfcem.
On that platform there Bhail be no
oar'juser, no inebriate, no cyprian, no
foe of good morals, mascnline or feminine.
It is often said we have no right
to criticise the private morals of public
entertainers. Well, do as you please
with other institutions, on the platform
of this new institution we shall have
only good men and good women in the
ordinary social sense of goodness. Jast
as soon as the platform of the spectacular
is fally and fairly established many
a genius who hitherto has suppressed
the dramatic element in his natnre because
he could not find the realm in
which to exercise it will step over o?
the platform, and giants of the drama,
their name known the world over, whe
hare been toiling for the elevation of
the drama, will step over on that platform?such
women a3 Charlotte Cushman
of tbe past, such men as Joseph
Jefferson of the present.
The platiorm of that new institution,
of that expurgated drama, occupied
only by these purest of men and women,
will draw to itself millions of people
who have never been to see the drama
more than once or twice in their lives,
or never saw it at all. That institution
will eombine the best architecture,
the best music, the best genius six
nights in the week on the side of intelligence
and good morals.
Do you tell me this plan is chimerical?
I answer, it only requires one
man somewhere between here and San
Francisco or between .Bangor and Galveston
to see it and appreciate it?one
'man of largo individual means and
great heart and with $100,000 he could
I do more good than all the Lenoxes and
f the LaTTreuces and the Peabodys ever
accomplished. He would settlo for all
nations and for all times the stupendous
question of amusement which foreenturies
has been under angry and vituperative
discussion and whieh is no nearer
being settled today, by all appearances,
than is was at the start. Such
an institution would have to be supported
at the start by a donation of oapital,
but very soon, in a year or two, it would
become self supporting, and the board
of trustees of the reformed amusement
association would find that the idea paid
not only in morals and. the elevation of
the people, but in dividends and hard
cash.
The amusements of life are beauti
ful and tbey are valnabi6, but they
cannot pay you for the loss of your soul.
I could not tell your character, I could
not tell your prospects for this
world or the next by the particular
church you attend, but if you will tell
me where you were last night and where
you were the night before and where
you haye been the nights of the last
month, I think I could guess where you
will spend eternity.
As to the drama of your life and
mine, it will soon end. There will be
no encore to bring us back. At the
beginning of that drama of life stood a
cradle, at the end of it will stand a
grave. The first act, weleome. The
last aat, farewell. The intermediate
acts, banquet and battle, processions
bridal and funeral, song? and tears,
laughter and groans.
It was not original with Shakespeare
when he said, "All the world's a stage
and all the men and women merely
players." He got it from St Paul, who
15 centuries before that had written,
"Wsare made a spectacle unto the
world and to angels and men." A
spectacle in a coliseum fighting with
wild beasts in an amphitheater, the
galleries fall, looking down. Here we
destroy a lion. Here wo grapple with a
gladiator. When we fall, devils shout. [
When-we rise, angels sing. A spectacle j
before gallery above gallery, gallcrv }
above gallery. Gallery of our departed
kindred looking down to see if we are
faithful and worthy of our Christian
ancestry, hoping for our victory, wanting
to throw us a garland, glorified
children and parents, with cheer on
eheer urging us on. Gallery of the
martyrs looking down?the Polyeraps
and the Ridleys and the MoKails and
the Theban legion and the Scotch
Covenanters and they of the Brussels
market place and of Piedmont?crying
down from the galleries, ' God gave us
the victory, and he will give it you."
Gallery of angels looking down?cherubic,
seraphic, archangelio?clapping
their wings at every advantage we gain.
Gallery of the King from which thero
waves a scarred hand and from which
there oomes a sympathetic voice sayines
"Be thou faithful unto death, and I
willgivo thee a crown of life." Oh,
the spectacle in which you and I are
the actors! Oh, the pijed up galleries
looking down!
Scene: The last day., Stage: The
rocking earth. Eater: Dukes, lords,
kings, beggars, clowns. No sword. No
tinsel. No, - orown. For footlights:
The kindling flames ef a world. For
orckestea: The tramp?t< tiat wak? !
the dead. For applraa#: The clappic
5 floods of the sea. For curtain:
The heavens rolled together as a soroll.
For tragedy: ''The Doom of the Profligate."
For the last scene of the *ifch
act- The tramp of nations across the
stage, some to the right, others to the
left. Then tte Deli ?t tne last tnunder
will ring, and the curtain will drop!
THE WORK OF FIENDS.
Cassie Boan, a White Woman, Out
With Knives and Burned.
A dispatch from Chesterfield to the
Columbia State says on Monday night,"
12th instant, Cassie Boan, a white
woman of questionable character, was
eut and burned te death in the woods
in the upper part of Chesterfield
county, fler body was cut in five different
places?each cut being a deep
flesh wound. The gashes ranged from
foui to twelve inches in length. This
not satisfying the perpetrator or perpetrators
of the deed, the poor woman
was set on fire and all clothing burned
from her body.
This crime is shocking in every detail.
A helpless woman out and
burned to death in the dead hours of
the night in the woods, nearly a mile
f ?nr rmo'c Tiorao FTot* inrAami
iiVUi VMV W HVV>?V? MVA v?V?u*w
for meroy sounding in the night air
only led to the discovery of the deed.
The unfortunate woman lingered in her
misery until Tuesday, the 13th inst,
when death o&me.
A murder most fouli A blacker
orime cannot be conceived. The very
thought of it sickens a civilized people.
Oar civilisation demands that the guilty
be brought to speedy justice. The
blood of Cassie Boan cries to God from
the ground. The fiends who took a
woman's life in the dead of night in
the lonely woods must not escape. Let
jutice be done and the majesty e? the
law vindicated.
Henry Jackson, Ben Jackson, Jehn
Jackson and Tom Steen, all white, were
brought to Chesterfield on Thurday,
the 15th inst., and lodged in jail. They
are oharged with the murder of Cassie
Boan. The murder of this woman is
by far the most atrocious crime that
has ever been committed in Chesterfield
county. It is said that Cassie
Boan left home on Sunday afternooo,
the 11th inst, and that nothing was
seen or heard of h?r until her mutilated
body was found in the woods.
Let the law say whether the men no*
ia jail are guilty of the crime or not.
We learn that the evidence against them
is strong. The case wiil come up before
Judge Klugh at the April term of
court.
Cassie Boan was single, aged 20. She
was part Indian, the daughter of
Q-eorge Boan. The poor creature was
set on fire; all the olothing burnt from
her body, and when found was screaming
and crying for help. Skin would
slip oS when touohed. There was a
bloody trail of about half a mile along
where she had erawled over logs and
tried to escape. Doss Jackson, John
Jackson, one of the accused!, Abb
Kirkley and Jim Tiner went to her
after first going to each other's house
A rmA QKd T/iKr>
a vivnu. vu9 miavvk vvmm
Jackson to take her hand, bat be re
fused. The others asked her name and
she told it They threw an overcoat
over her and went away for help.
Sam Woodward carried her from her
father's house Sunday afternoon to the
house of Yinca Meltons, about two
milesaway. Trom that place she went
away with Steen and James Jaokson.
Nothing more was heard of her vntil
found in the woods.
Herbert Elected.
Adjutant General Floyd Wednesday
gave the following as the official returns
frem the recent election for a
lieutenant colonel of the Second South
Carolina regiment; Capt. Herbert has
been elected by a handsome majority.
He was a captain in the Second South
Carolina regiment, U. S. V., that served
in Cuba:
Herbert. Eaves.
Company E, Sumter 16 10
Company E, Timmonsrilld. 0 50
Company D, Columbia 23 16
Company B, Bamberg . 1 71
Company F, Orangeburg B2 5
Company C, Oranceburg... 67 0
Company I, 0eorgeto*n... 43 i
Company A, Camden 8d 0
Company r, Tort Motte 35 % 3
Totals 303 159
Gen. Floyd will shortly issue a formal
order declaring the election.
Beturns reeeired from the eleotion
for lieutenant eolonel of the regiment
of cavalry indicate the election of Dr.
Kollock. Troeps 2, Gr, K, B, and I
voted unanimously for him.
Col. Boyd of the the Fir3t regiment of
infantry has issued an order taking
command of his regiment and detailing
Lieut. R. J. McCorrigan of Company A
(G-reenviile) to aot as reyimentai adjutant
until further orders.
Suicide at Batetyille.
The self destruction a few days ago
at Reedy River of Mrs. Susan Thirlkild
had a ctuious repetition Wednesday
afternoon at Batesville in the suicide
of her son-in-law," Perry Glenn, a
prominent and well known farmer of
that section. The circumstances surrounding
Mr. Glenn's suicide are remarkably
similar to those attending the
suioide of his mother-in-law. He had
threatened to kill himself and was being
elosely watched. About 3:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon hi* wife
could restrain him no longer. When
she attempted to prevent his getting
out of the house, he knocked her down,
injuring her so severely that she was
not ablo to give the alarm for neaijy an
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nour, ami jli> was iueu tuu miu iu aavc i
her husband. He fled toward the rirer
immediately after striking her.?Greenville
News.
To Buy Tip "Voteri.
The Now York World says the Republican
leaders had only $18,000,000 |
to elect McKinley in 1896, but hare
started this year to raise a campaign
fund of $30,000,000. Yek the World
did what it eould for McKinley in 1896.
Gainesville, Ga., Dee. 8, 188$
Pitts' Antiseptic Iniirorator has
been used in ay family and I am perfectly
satisfied thai it is all. and will
do all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. O. Dorsey.
P. 8.?I am using it now myself.
It's doing me good.?Sold by The Murray
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druggists. t/
After Secretary Xoct.
Ronntnrs hava a resolution
calling upon Secretary Root to explain
Ms action in granting an exclusive concession
to G-. W. Esterly, deputy auditor
in the state department, to mine
the gold bed of the sea of Uape Nonae.
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A Sad &ang0
In the United Statos District Court
at Savannah Wednesday D. A. Tyson
and ten otheis pleaded guilty to the
charge of conspiracy to defraud through
the nee of the mails. Thus collapsed a
case that has engaged the court for the
better pirt of two weeks and which
Judge Speer characterizes is "one of
the most notable cases ever tried in the
federal court of this country." The
conspiracy had ramifications through
half a dozen of the country oounties of
this State, most cf them prohibition
counties. The conspirators would send
orders by mail to-wholesale merchants
out of the State for all manner of goods,
principally beer and liquors, whieh
they would dispense in blind tigers and
tho shippers would never hear of their
money. But while liquors for sale in
"dry" counties were a specialty, many
other kinds of goods were embraced in
tho orders of tho gang; Indeed the
confessed leader of the conspirators,
D. A. Tjmon, built and equipped a long
distance telephone line connecting Savannah
with a dozen neighboring towns
with materials fraudulently ordered on
elegantly engraved letter paper of fictitious
firms. Tyson made use of a num
ber of small country mercnsnts wnom
he persuaded io permit the use of their
names for the fraudulent ordering of
goods. Many pianes, organs, reapers,
oases of wine and other articles were
found in depots in the territory of the
gang, consigned to the various members
of it. The gang victimiied wholesale
merchants in Mongomery, Chattanooga,
Richmond, Charleston, Baltimore, Cincinnati
and elsewhere. The trial had
gone on nearly two weeks and nearly
100 witnesses had been examined when
it was suddenly terminated by the plea
of guilty.
A Bad Negro KilledA
dispateh from Norfolk, Ta., says
the indications are that the Negro who
has broken into several residences assaulted
and robbed helpless women
oently and weUnigh terrorised the town
was shot and killed Tuesday morning
by Policeman Salyer. He was Brooks
Ramsey, a deck hand on the Chesapeake
and Ohio steamer Louise, who about 5
o'clock Tuesday morning entered the
home of Mrs. Virginia Pruitt, an aged
dressmaker on Charlotte street, and
brutally assaulted her with a piece of
iron grate. Shortly after fleeing from
the house he was arrested by Offioer
Caffe, from whom he escaped, to ran
into the arms of Salyer, who, after a
desperate struggle, shot Ramsey to
avoid being killed by him. In the hip
pocket of the Negro, to which he had
reached before Salyer shot, was found a
38-calibre revolver. Mr. and Mrs. Miller,
who were murderously assaulted in
their home the night of March 4, identified
the shoes the Negro had on as having
been taken from their house. Miss
Cotton, who was subsequently assaulted
in her home identified the rings found
in possession of Ramsey's wife as the
same torn frem her fingers, and Mrs.
Jones, another aged victim, identified
him as the man who attacked her. Several
overcoats found in his house have
been returned to their owners, fie is
no doubt the man the police ha>e been
looking for.
- Paying for the PhilippinesThe
war department officials deny
recently published statement* that Gen
Otis' campaign is costing upwards of
1,000 men every month. According to
the official record?, since the American
occupation of the Philippines, Jane 1,
1898, np to February IT, 1900, the date
of the last official compilation, the actual
mortality in the army in the Philippines
was 65 officers and 1,460 men, a
total of 1,525, or at the rate of 74
deaths a month. More details are contained
in the report of Col. Woodhull,
chief surgeon of the Philippine army.
His ieport, however does not extend
beyond the end of the last calendar
year. It shows that from the time
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Amene&n troops lanaea m wanua up
to Deeember 1, 1899, the total number
of deaths were 58 of&eeri and 1,263
men. Of this number 42 officeri and
570 men died of violence and 16 officers
and 693 men died of disease. Most of
the deaths by violence occurred in battle.
There., were, however, 137
deaths from violence outside of actual
hostilities. It is a singular faet that
more than one-half ef the latter class
of deaths were caused by drowning.
The total number of wounded without
fatal result during the period covered
by the report was 1,767.
Murdered by Tramps.
Information was received at Norfolk,
Va., Thursday of a double murder near
that place by two tramps. Two well
known citizens of Emporia, J. N. Welton
and J. M. Saunders, left that place
for Trego, the station on the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad, about noon. Walk ?
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destination they met two tramps, one
white and the other a negro, who, it is
supposed, held them up for the purpose
of robbery. On showing resistence the
two gentlemen were brutally shot down
and the robbery was committed by
foree. When found Mr. Saunders was
dead and Mr. Welton barely living, but
having sufficient strength to tell about
the murder and give a description of i
the murderers. Intense indignation
was caused when the affair became
known and as soon as possible a posse 1
was organised for pursuit, and the ?urderers
arrested.
A Former County Official.
On last Tuesday a prisoner wac received
at the State penitentiary whose
oareer has been an interesting one.
His name is Allen and he came from a
rrnnA f.miliT TT a mam o frnr.A BrtllOrtl
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commissioaer of hig county?Dorchester?up
to the time he got into the
trouble which has nade him a convict.
He was convicted ef forgery and has
entered upon the service of a sentence
of 10 years. The fellow is a man of
intelligence, but is one of the "fell-by- 1
the-wayside" class. He has been pufc ;
to woik in the hosiery mill, and seems
disposed to make a good prisoner.?
The 8tate.
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MEDICINES VS. ffOSTRUMS. |
Proprietary Semedies from tha Viewpoint
of Modem Medical Science.
(JAMBS X. THOMPSON IN AMXEICAS
JOURNAL OF HEALTH.)
fie time is past when members of
the medical fraternity, who would
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
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oy a proprietary rceaiciae, alter mey
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 as a class is very small and is
constantly on the wane, both as regards
numerical strength and in respect to i
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 views ;
into complete harmony with the facts
that presented themselves to its judgment;
and it has never attempted to
warp facts in such a wap as to make
them fit into its preconceived views.
For while the former spirit is indicative
of an enlightened and 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: While dealing out to the
impostures so extensively prevalent in
this line the most unequivocal and outspoken
censure, we do not hesitate to
bestow words of commendation on such
specifics as have shown by actual trial
before our hygienio staff that they are
remedies of undoubted therapeutic vir
tad. A medicine which, has fulfilled our
most exacting demands in this respect,
and one which therefore we feel justified
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 reom for doubt even I
on the part of the most skeptical, that
it is a thorough curative agent in all
oases 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.
In order to ihow how 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 representative
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
used the remedy far the maladies in
which it claims to bring relief were interrogated
in regard to the effect it had
exercised in their own cases. The j
answers which were received were j
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 to
be trac not only in cases of ordinary
severity, but even in those instances
which had succeifolly withstood the
skill of physicians as well as the curative
powers of other proprietary remedies.
Having proseeuted our examination
of the medicine in question in a manner
that could not fail to detect 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 resognition
of the genuine therapeutic virtues
of "Life for the Liver and Kid*1
neys."
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THE PLOT TO MURDER GOEBEL.
Some Hope of Getting at the Truth
About It. ;
A dispatch from Louisville, Ky.,
says the stories growing out of the conference
between Sei'gt. F. Wharton
Golden, of the Larbonrsville eompany
of State militia, and the attorneys who
are managitg the investigation of the
assassination of Goebel, have caused a
sensation throughout the State. Golden
will be placed on the stand by th?
prosecution in the trial of persons already
arrested for alleged complicity,
in the assassination, but information as
to the exact nature of the testimony he
is expected to give is lacking.
' Specials from Winchester say Golden
is still at that place in company with
his attorney.
"I will do all I can for my friends all
the time," Golden is reported as saying,
"but I must first be true to myself.
When the time comes I will tell all I
know. Whatever else may be said about
me I do not think I can be accused of
being a liar, a coward or a Democrat,
and I want it distinctly understood that
I am not here under guard." . 1
The story is published that Golden i
has divulged to the attorneys the name
of the man who fired the shots that
killed Goebel. The person mentioned
is a mulatto who formerly lived at Winchester,
was prominent in the FrenchEversole
feud and is known as a dead
shot. This man is now supposed to be
in the wilds of one of the mountain
counties. Evidence that he was in
Frankfort at the time of the assassination
was found among papers taken
from W. H. Culton, a clerk in the auditor's
office, when the latter was ar- <
rested a week or so ago, on a warrant .
charging him with being an accessory
to the murder. Among these papers !
were receipts for board bills ,
amounting to about $300, incurred '
by eighteen men who were in
Frankfort for some time before and at |
the time Governor Goebel was shot. In
one of these receipts the name of the
mulatto mentioned is given. The receipt
in this case is for money received ;
from John Perkins by Bettina Pittman !
for the board of three men.- Perkins .
is & porter about the State House.
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No name among great Americans is
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gratefully by the thousands who have '
been rescued from ruin or misery by the
use of that cure, his fame 'Till-continue
because of the continued benefits of the
use of his treatment. It is administered
at one place only in South Carolina?the
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