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Of Ami?usc&de Cited is a Sue- v
cessful Method ef
Dr. Talmags 'Says in Christian
Warfare There Is Much Accomplished
by Waiting for
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From an old time battle scene Dr.
Talmage in this discourse makes some
startling suggestions as to the best
styles of Christian work and points oat
the reason of 10 many pious failure*;
text, Joshua riii, 7, "Then shall ye
rise up from the ambush and seize upon
the city."
One Sabbath evening, with my family
around me, we were talking over the
scene of the text. In the wide open
eyes and the quick interrogations and
the blanched cheeks I realised what a
thrilling drama it was. There is the
eld 'city, shorter by name than any
other city in the ages, spelled with two
letters A, I, Ai. Joshua and his men
want to take it. How to do it is the
question. On a former occasion, in a
straightforward, face to face fcght, tney
had been defeated, but now tiiey are
going to take it by ambuscade. General
Joshua has two divisions in his
army. The one division the battle
worn commander will lead himself, the
other division he sends of to encamp
in an ambush on the west side of the .
ity of Ai. No torches, no lanterns,.
no sound of heavy battalions, but 30,$00
swarthy warriors moviDg in silence
speaking only in a whisper; ne clicking
of swords against shields lest the watchmen
of Ai discover it and the stratagem
be a failure. If the roistering
soldier in the Israelite army forgets
himself, all along the line the word is
Joshua takes the other division, the
one with which he is to march, and
puts it on the north side of the city of
Ai and then speeds the night in recen
aoitering in the valley. There he is,
thinking over the fortunes of the com
iag day with. something of tie feelings
of Wellington the night before Water
loo or of Meade and Lee sthte sight before
Gettysburg. There he stands in
the Bight and says to himself: "lender
is the division in ambush on the
WMttide of id. Here is the division 1
iave under ay especial command on
tke north side of Ai. There is the old
eity slumbering in its sin. To-morrow
will bo the battle." Look! The morning
already begins to tip the hills. The
military officers of Ai look out in the
morning very early, and, while they do
not see the division in ambush, they
feehold the other divisions of Joshua,
and the ery "To arms I To arms!"
ring through all the streets of the old
town and every sword, whether hacked
and bent or newly welded, is brought
out, and all the inhabitants of the city
of Ai pour through the gates, an infuriated
torrest, and their cry is, "Come,
we'll make quick work with Joshua and
hii troops!"
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XJU W?aot uau bjucac poyyio Ui
some out agaiast the troops of Joshua
than Joshua gave such a command as
he seldom gave such a command as he
seldom gave?'Fall back!" Why, they
could not believe their own ears! Is
Joshua's courage failing him? The retreat
is beaten, and the Israelites are
flying, throwing blankets and canteens
on every side under this worse than
Bull Bun dedeat. And you ought to
hear the soldiers of ;Ai cheer and cheer
and eheer. But they huzza too soon.
The men lying in ambush are straining
their vision to get some signal from
Joshua that they may know what time
to drop upon the city. Joshua takes
his burnished spear glittering in the
sun like a shaft of doom and points it
toward the city, and wnen tfce men up
yonder in the ambush 8?e it with hawlike
8 woop they drop upon id and without
stroke of sword or a tab or spear
take the city and put it to the toroL
So much for the division that was in
ambush. How about the division under
Joshua's command? No sooner
does Joshua step in the tight than all
his men stop with him, and as he wheels
they wheel, for in a voice of thunder
heoried "Haiti" oce siroDg arm driv-.
ing baek a torrent of flying troops.
Aid then, as he points Ms spear
through the golden toward that
fated city, his troops know that they
art to start for it. What a ec-.ne it
was when the division in ambush which
had taken the city marched down
against the men of Ai on the one side,
an: the troops under Joshua doubled
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up tneir enemies ircm tne uiaer ?iue,
ud the men of Ai were canght bctwesn
these two hurricanes ef Israelitieii
courage, thiust before and behiad, stabto
in breast and baok, ground between
the upper and the nether millstones of
Ch-i's ,r .gnation! Woe to the eity of
? All 'Jiwev for Israel!
Lesson the first: There is such a
thing as victorious retreat. Joshua's
falling back was the first chapter in his
successful beseigement And there are
times in yeur life when the best thing
yen can de is to run. Yoa were once
the victim of strong drink. ' The demijohn
and the deeanter were your Serce
foes. They came down upon you with
greater fury than the men of Ai upon
the men of Joshua. Tour only safety
ii te get away fram them. Tour dissipating
eempanions will eome around
for your overthrow. Hun for your life!
Jail back! Jail back frem the drinking
saloon! Jail back from the wine
party! Tour fight is your advance;
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jutu ixuwi i* jtui VJWIUA/* J AS
a ealooa down on the next street that
hasal jnost been tke ruin of your soul.
Then why do yon go along that street?
Why do you not pass through some
other street rather than by the place of
your calamity? A spoonful of brandy
taken for mediainal purposes by a man
who 20 years before had been reformed
from drunkenness hurled into inebriety
asd the grave one of the best friends
I erer had. Betreat is victory!
5?, also, there is vietorieus retreat in
the religious world. Thousands of
tines the kingdom of Christ has seoaed
to fall baek. When the blood of the
Scotoh Covenantee gave a deeper dye
to the heather of the highlands, when
the Yandois of France ohose extermination
rather than make ae unchristian
surrender, when on St. Bartholomew's
day mounted assassins rode through the j
streets of Paris, crying "Kill! Bloodletting
is good in August! Kill! Death
te the Hugueoets! Kill!" when Lady
Jane Grey's head rolled from the executioner's
bloek, when Calvin wag imprisoned
in the eastle, when John
J&J3GX died. ior tne trutn, wne* Jonn ;
Bunyan lay rotting in Bedford jail,
sayiaj. "If God will help me and my
physieal life continue#, I will stay here
util the mess grows on my eyebrows
- \ rather thaB gire up my faith," the days
\ of retreat for the church were days of
yietory. The church of Christ falling
^ feaek froat Piedmoat, falling back from !
Sue St, Jacques, falling bask from 8t
Denis, falling back from Wurttember?
castles, falling back from tbe Brussels
market place, yet all tbe time triumphing.
Notwithstanding all tbe shocking
reverses wbiob tbe ohareh of Christ
suffers, wbat do we see today? Twelve
thousand missionaries of the eross on
heathen grounds; eighty thousand ministers
of Je&us Christ ia this land: at
least four hundred million of Christians
on tbe earth. Jailing back, yet advancing
until tbe old Wesleyxn byian will
prove true:
The Lion of Judah shall break the ohain
And give us the victory again and again 1
But there is a more marked illustration
of victorious retreat in the life of
our Joshua, the Jesus of the ages. First
falling back from an appalling height
to an appalling depth, falling from
oelestial hills to terrestrial valleys,
from throne to manger; yet that did
not seem to suffice him as a retreat
Falling back still farther from Bethlehem
to Nazareth, from Nazareth to
Jerusalem, back from Jerusalem to
Golgotha, back from Golgotha to the
mausoleum in the rock, back down over
the precipices of perdition until he
walked amid the caverns of the eternal
captives and drank of the wine of the
wrath of Almighty fl-od, amid the
Ahabs, and the Jezebels, and the Belshaxzars.
Oh, men of the pulpit and
men of the pew, Christ's descent from
heaven to earth does not measure half
the distance! It was from glory to
tt. J
perdition, xie uesucuuou uiv
All the records of earthly retjeat are aa
nothing compared with this falling back.
Santa Anna, with the fragments of his
army flying over the plateau of Mexico
and Napoleon and his army retreating
from Moscow, into the awful *nows of
Russia are not worthy to be mentioned
with this retreat, when all the powers
of darkness seem to be pursuing Christ
a? he fell back, until the body of him
who came to do such wonderful things
lay pulseless and stripped. Methinks
that the city of Ai was not so emptied
of its inhabitants when they went to
pursue Joshua as perdition was emptied
of devils when they started f )T the pursuit
of Christ, and ho fell back and
back, down lower, down lower, chasm
below ohasm, pit below pit, until he
seemed to striko the bottom of objurgation
and seorn and torture. Oh, the
long, loud, jubilant shout of hell *at
the defeat of the Lord God Almighty!
But let not the powers of darkness
rejoice quite so so?n Bo you kear
that disturbance in the tomb of Arimathea?
I hear the sheet rending!
What means that stone hurled down the
side of the hill? Who is this coming
out? Posh him baok! The dead must
not stalk is this open sunlight. Uh, it
is eur Joshua. Let him come out.
He comes forth and starts for the oitj.
He takes the spear of the Roman guard
and points that way. Church militant
marches up on one side, and the church
triumphant marches dowa on the other
side. And the powers of darkness being
caught between these ranks of celestial
and teirestrial valor nothiag is lef.
of them save just enough to illustrate
the direful overthrow of hell and our
Joshua's eternal .victory. On his head
be all the crowm. In his hands be all
the seepters. At his feet be all the human
hearts; and here, Lord, ia one of
Lesson the second: The triussph of
the wicked is short. Did you ever see
an army in a panic? There is nothing
so uncontrollable. If you had stood at
Long bridge. Washington, duriag the
opening of our sad civil war, you would
know what it is to see an army ran.
And when those men of Ai looked cut
and saw those men of Joshua i* a stampede
they expected easy work. They
would scatter them *s the equinox the
leaves. Oh, the eeful and jubilaat
descent of the men of Ai upon the sen
of Joshua! Bat their exhilaration was
brief, for the tide of battle turned, and
these quondam conquerors left their
miserable carcasses in the wilderness of
Bethaven. So it always is. The
triumph of the wioked is short. Tou
make $29,QQ0 at the famine table.
Do you expeet to keep it? You
will die in the poorhease. Tou made
a fortune by iniquitous trafic. Do
you expect to keep it? Tour money
will seatter, or it will stay long enough
to curse your children after you are
dead. Call over the roll of bad men
who prospered and cee how short was
their prosperity. Por awhile, like the
men of Ai, they went from eesqnest to
conquest, but after awhile disaster
rolled back upon them, and they were
divided into three parts. Misfortune
took their property, the grave took
their body and the lost world took tlieir
soul. I am always interested in the
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DUUGlBg 01 paiace* OA ui?Biy?uuu. x
lite to have them built of the best
granite and have the rooms made large
*nd to hare the pillars made very firm.
God is going to conquer them, and they
will be turned into asylumns and art
galleries and ehurehes. The stores in
whieh fraudulent men do business, the
splendid banking institutions where the
president and cashier put all their
property in their wives' hands and then
fail for $500,000, all these institutions
are to become the places where honest
Christian mcn do business.
Lesson the third: How much may
be accomplished by lying ia ambush
for apportunities, Are yeu hyporcritisal
of Joshua's mantuver? De ye* say
that it was cheating for him to take
that city by ambuseade? Was it
wrong for Washington to kindle campfires
on Jersey heights, giving the im
pression to the opposing forea that a
great army was encamped there when
there was dob? at all? Ianswer, if the
war was right. th?n Jeshua was /ight i*
his stratagem, He violated no flag ?
truee. He brake ne treaty, but by a
lawful ambuscade captured the city of
Ai. Oh, that we all knew hew to lie
in ambush for opportunities to serre
Ged. The best of our opportunities do
not lie on the surfaee, but are secreted.
By taek, by stratagem, by Christian
ambuscade, yen may take almest any
castle of sin for Christ. Come up toward
men with a regular besiegemeut
of argument and you will be defeated,
but just wait until the door of their
hearts is set ajar, or they are of their
guard, or their severe caution is away
from home, and then drop in on them
from a Christian ambuscade. There
has been many a man up to his chin ia
scientific portfolies whieh proved there
was no Christ and ne divine revelation,
his pen a soimeter lung iite the heart
of theological opponents, who nevertko1
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lObS J135 UCGU UlftUUZBai-eU JikUU
for God by scrtre little 3-year-old child
who has got ip and put her saowy
arms arounc t:s sinewy neck and asked
some simp.'c ; .astion about G-od.
Oh, make a fiank movement! Steal a
march on the devil! Cheat that ma*into
heaven! A $5 treatise that will stand
all the iaws of homiloties may fail to do
that whioh a penny track of Christian
eDtreaty may aecomplish. Oh, for more
Christians in ambuscade?not lyizij in
idleness, but waitiig for a^uick^pring,
waiting until just the right time tomes!
Do not talk to a man about the vanity
of this world on the day when he has
bought something at "12" asd going to
sell it at "15." Sat talk to kirn about
the vanity of the world on the day when
he has bought something at "15" and
i? compelled to tall it at "121" Do not
rub a man's disposition the wrong way;
do not take the imperative mood when
the subjunctive mood do just as weirdo
net talk in perfervid style to a phleg?
frt tinlrl* a fnrrid fjimilfiTi
aauu uv/i vj j w mm?.*-* ~ r
ment with an icicle. Ton can take any
man for Christ if you know how to get
at him. Do notiend word to him that
tomorrow at 10 o'elock you propose to
open yeur batteries upon him, but oome
on him by a skillful, pereeveriDg, God
directed ambuscade.
I believe that the next rear will be
the most stupendous year that heaven
ever taw. The nation are quaking
new with the coming of God. It trill
be a year of success for the men of
Joshua, but of doom for the men of Ai.
You put your ear to the rail track, and
you can hear the train ooming miles
away. 80 I put my ear to the ground,
and I {hear the thundering on of the
lightning train of God's mercics and
judgments. The mercy of God is first
to be tried upon this nation. It will be
preached in the puipits, in theaters, on
the streets?everywhere. People will
be invited to accept the meroy of the
gospel, and the story and the song and
the prayer will be "merey." But supnose
they do net aceept the offer of
mercy?what then? Then God will
eome with his judgments, and the
hoppers will eat the erops,^ and the
freshets will devastate the valleys, and
the defalcation will swallow the money
markets, and the ires will bars the
cities, and the earth will quake from
pole to pole. Year of mercies and of
judgments; year of invitation and of
warning; year of jubilee and of woe.
Which tide are you going to be en?
with the men of Ai or the men of Joshua?
Pass over this Sabbath into the
ranks of Israel. I would clap my hands
at the joy of your ooming. You wili
have a poor ohance for this world and
the world to come without Jesus. You
cannot stand what is to come upon you
and upon the world unless you have the
pardon and the comfort and the help of
Christ. Gome over. Op this side are
your happiness and safety; on the other
side are disquietude and despair. Eternal
defeat to the men of Ai. Eternal
viotory to the men of Joshua.
ly Sis Fallow Ctuutryaaa in SelfDefesM.
Mr. G. Sottile, eonsul of hit Italian
Majesty at Charles ton, who has been
using his utmost endeavor to alleviate
the sufferings of certain of his fellow
countrymen who are reported to have
been badly used iu the phosphate
mines of South Carolina, has reoeived
the following letter and report from
Governor McSweeney:
The Hon. G. Sottile, Consular Agent
of Italy, Charleston, S. C.?Dear Sir:
Tours of the 4th received. The matter
about which you complain I will Uke
up tfith the Attorney General of the
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State ana see 11 any can ue u.uuu iu reliere
the suffering of these men employed
in the phosphate works, provided
after investigation it is found that
they are not properly treated. I enclose
herewith copy of the report of the
sheriff of Colleton aa required by you.
I am yours truly,
M. B. MeSweeney,
Governor of South Carolina.
The report referred to is as follows:
Hon. M. B. MeSweeney, Governor of
South Carolina, Columbia, 8. C.?Dear
Sir: Pursuant to your request of the
13th instant, concerning the homicide
committed at the Pon-Pon Phosphate
Works some time ago, I weat to the
Italian camp near said works on the
ISth instant, and made a full investigation.
I found that on the 28th day of
February last one Filippo Bonavitacolla
and on* Frank Vecostria, both Ital
ians, beeame involved m a quarrel at
the atore kept by one Frank Pizzo, an
Italian; that a personal diffioulty followed,
in which the deceased, Filippo
Bonavitaeolla, was shot and killed by
Domenioo. I examined all the persons
who saw the shooting, and from
their testimony I infer that it was a
clear ease of self-defense. Immediately
after the shooting Domenico Viscastria
escaped and has not been heard
from sinee, though it seems every effort
was made to capture him. I am informed
that Mr. Matthew Hertz, who
has charge of the mining operations at
the said works, immediately after the
killing, employed two detectives to
eapture and bring back the said Domenico
I would al?o report that on 27th day
of February last, Magistrate C. W.
Butler, aeting coroner, held an inquest
over the dead body of Filippo Bonavitaeolla,
(a eopy of the proceedings at
said inquest, together wrth the finding
??*mr ItAHAf A on/]
Ui Liic J U.J.J J 40 UWJ.VVV auu
made a part of this report.) It appears
that the magistrate was notified immediately
after the killing aad held
the inquest the next morning He
also isssed at once his warrant of arrest
the said Domenieo Vicastria and
placed it in the hands of his constable
for service. Very respeotfully,
L. G Owens,
Sheriff of Colleton County.
The Democrats Win.
Tke Kentucky Court of Appeals
hai decided the gorernor?hip
of that State infaror of the
Democrat!. The opinion is bysix
of the judges, four Democrat*
and two Republican!. One
Republican, Durelle, dissented.
Judge Durelle was the only
iudge dissenting. The other two
Republican judges, Burnam
and GufTey, gar* a seperate
opinion from the Democratic
judge*, but which agrees with
the Democratic members in it#
conclusion. Judge Hobson
wrote the opinion of the court.
The concurrence of Judges Burnam
and Guffey with the four
Democratic judges was a surprise
generally, but to the Republicans
especially, and there
is much speculation now as to
whether the talked-of appeal to
the supreme court will be prosecuted.
The opinion holds that
the action of the legislature in
seating Governor Beckham was
final and that the courts hart no
power to review it; that Governor
Taylor exceeded his authority
in adjourning the legislature
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kO -Lionuou <111U. LLLiU OUO jvui.ua.Ao
of the two houses of the legislature,
being regular, cannot be
impeached. The Republicans
may now try to get a hearing
before the United State* supreme
court. "
A. kingdom for a eurc.
You need not pay i? mu?h.
A twenty ?ve cent bottle of L. L. & K.
Will drive all ills away.
See ad. and tryifc?never fails.
Interesting and Instructive Notes on
the Coming Brent.
Dr. Jas. E. Carlisle, of Wofford college,
has seat the following notes on
eclipses of the ie*n, especially the one
about to take place, to the News and
Louis IV of Franoe (1710-1774)
asked or commanded one of the French
astronomers to find out when he ceuld
hope to see a total eclipse of the sun.
A list of eclipses was laboriously preTf
time had lired to this
day in Paris he would never have had
the coveted privilege. The coming
eclipse will not be total in Paria. In
1847 a central eclipse passed over Paris,
but the disk of the moon was too small
to hide all the face of the sun, it being
only an annular eclipse.
Will some of the oldest residents in
Charleston tell of the total eclipse in
1834, November 30? A reference to
the files of the Charleston Courier
might be of interest. The present generation
will soon have the rare privilege
of being pleased and startled, even
awed, by this great object lesson. The
moon's dark shadow will oross our state
May 28, in a path about fifty miles
wide, nearly parallel to our aeacoast
and a little above the middle of the
State. Take a map of South Carolina,
lay a ruler touching Newberry and
Winnsboro. Draw a itraight line be'
tween tnesa &w? iuwud, yimuugiu^ u?
line each "way to the edge of Georgia
and North Carolina. The centre of
the moon's shadow will move very
nearly along that line, passing over
Lancaster. Draw a line on each side
of that line parallel to it about twentyfire
miles distant. That belt will very
nearly cover tke section on which the
eclipse will bo total. It is striking to
see how many towns will be covered.
The upper lino runs very near Abbeville,
Laurens, Union, Torkville; the
lower to Edgefield, Lexington, Columbia,
Camden, Bennettsville.
This total belt will be prolonged to
the old world, ending in northern
Bvypt near the Red Sea. It is safe to
predict that this eclipse will be honered
by a more numerous company of expert
g ax era than ever studied any similar
/phenomenon. In the two minutes ?f
the total eclipse aany questions will
be asked of the sun and moon. Some
will probably be answered and yet the
answers will suggest lew questions,
^lBAvinr that as we
I U3 xuuaviHwiu^ B
. uia'-go the eircle of light we only en><trge
the surrounainj; circle of darkness.
Phe newspapers, our great public eduoalers,
will prepare old and young to
look intelligently on the wounderful
spectacle. Our oSeiali in the national
observatory hire issued an instructive
pamphlet with maps.
The following dcsoriptiou of a total
eclipse of the sun, by Prof. -J. Russell
Hind, of the Royal Astronomical 8o:
j ciety of London, is worth quoting just
i now:
Daring the clipse of 1842 nearly tke
whole population of some of the principal
cities of Southern France and Italy,
which were upon the central line, turned
out to view the rare phenomenon of
a total deprivation of the sun's light in
the day time. At Paris Mr. Bailey
says, ''there was an unusual shout,
which made the welkin ring," at the
conclusion of the eclipse; and M. Arago,
who observed at Perpignan, says: Nearly
twenty thousand persona covered the
terraces, ramparts and other eminences
about the place and that an astounding
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shout from the muititued announced
the extinction and reappearance of the
sun's rays At Milan, Padua, etc., the
excitement was eqally great. "Long
live the astronomers!" was the ory whep
the rose colored lames burst forth on
the bright ground of the corona, during
the total objuration. Two hundred
years previously many of the inhabitants
of Paris hid themselves in
caves on the mere announcement of an
eclipse of the sun, which wa9 total in
that city. In July, 1842, in the south
of France, horses attached to vehicles
eame to a decided stand, and no exertions
of the drivers, though backed by
the whip, eould induce the* to proceed
nntil the sun had again appeared.
Cattle in the fields congregated together
immediately after darkness eame on, as
if in apprehension of an attack. Dogs
in particular appeared to have been
sensible of some unnatural event, howling
piteousiy during the deprivation of
the sun's rays, or hastily seeking some
place of safety. * * * The birds
in the trees, nearLodi, suddenly ceased
sieging at the moment when the total
obscuration came on. * * * At
Milan the bees quitted their hives in
great numbers soon after sunrise, but
returned to them in haste immediately
the last rays ef the sua bad vanished.
The astronomers who can prediefc an
eclipse a hundred years in advanc.*,
cannot tell whetker a little cloud may
not suddenly form a half hour before
the thrilling moment hiding all the
wonderful spectacle from their eyes.
Man is a strange aompound of wisdom
and ignoranee, of strtngth and weak;
"AUs the human mind's at fault,
Eor Btill by turns it claims,
A nobleuv-s tlut may exait,
A littleness shames,
Of strength &&d weakness till combined.
Compounded of the mean and grand,
And triies thus may shape the mind,
That could a tempest stand!"
Wofford College. J. H. C.
A TfurJar
The C?Iumbi* "Record says Bailroad
Commissioner Garri-, wkilein Colum
bia Saturday, reported a murder in Colleton
county near the Bamberg
line, which has not heretofore b?en published.
Last Tuesday week John Qaskias,
a white man, left BranchriJle with
a load of fertilizer!. He was joined by a
negro named Hampton Simmons, whom
he allowed to ride with him as far as
the negro's cabin. Last Wednesday
evening the body of Gaskms was found
in Simmons' yard, he having received a
a load of buckshot in the face. Simmon's
has left for parts unknown, but
before going h? took hii children to his
sister's house. He told h?r that Gas*
kins was drunk and on arriving at Sim
mons' cabin shot one of his chickens
with a pistol. Simmons remonstrated
with him and he alleges that Q-askins
threatr-rud to ?hoot him, whereupon
Simmou* went t? his house and got out
his gun and let Gaskins hare a lead of
buckshot in the faee. That is his
story, but he has skipped away and no
arrests has been made. It is a coincid?"?
n?eVir>s' hrnilipr wtq aififi
killed by being shot with a load of
buckshot and a negro is now serviig a
term in the penitentiary for the crime.
Gainesville, Ga., Dee. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator hai
been used is ay family and I am perfectly
satisfied that it is all, and will
do all, you elaim for it. Tours truly,
Jl B. C. Dorsey.
P. S.?I am using it new myself.
It's doing me good.?Sold by The Murray
Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
druggists. tf
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Ae?ro iiepuoiieaa ytlll .aaaeavor 19
Save Collector Tolbert.
Seymour Smith, the negro deputy
collector and oashier of the department
of customs at Charleston, has {one to
Washington in the interest of Collector
of the Port Tolbert and Deputy Colleetor
Ostendorff. Smith is the negro
who was imported from Aiken as the
successor of Mr. George Milligan shortly
after Col. Tolbert succeeded Capt.
George D. Bryan as collector of the
port. Smith has been prominent in
the councils of the Republican party
in the upper part of the State, and he
was one of the delegates to the contention
which nominated President McKinley.
He is thought by some of the
Republican party workers to have a
pull with the powers. It is because of
this alleged pull that he has gone to
Washington, according to the rumor in
circulation, to save the official heads of
Col. Tolbert and Capt. Ostendoiff and
other subordinate officials, if the heads
are really in jeopardy because of the
recent violation of the customs regulations
and the dispensary law, in the
storing of the centraband liquors in the
oustom house. The Washington cor
respondent of the Uharleston evening
Post telegraphed the following report
Wednesday afternoon:
"Gren. Spalding, assistant secretary
of the treasury, in response to my inquiry,
states he has just read report on
custom house matter, but he has nothing
to give out at present." It will be
seen from this telegram that the department
now has the report of Mr.
Maeatee and it remains to be seen what
action the department will take.
A dispatch from Washington says
the secretary of the treasury has rereceived
a report from the special
agent who has conducted the investigation
of the reported use of tke entom
house at Charleston for the storage of
contraband liquors for illicit sales. A
number of officers and employees of the
oustom house were asked for an explanation
of the finding of the liquor, but
all diolaimed having any knowledge
concerning it except one of the night
men who admitted having allowed some
of his friends to keep the liquor there.
Other testimony disolosed information
whiok led the oMcers making the investigation
to believe that the liquor
belonged to a eertam individual in
Charlesto who has a wholesale liquor
dealer's license The aonelusion of
the officials is that a certain Caput}
collector is respeasible for the ltoring
of liquors in the custom house and thai
several employees had full knowledge
of it. The report is accompanied by
copies of the testimony taken. The
treasury officials hare taken no action
in regard to the matter but there seems
to be ?o doubt that the guilty parties
will be immediately biought to justice.
A Boomerang.
Dewey'* announcement that
he is a candidate for the presidency
is likely to prore a boomerang
to those gold-bugs who induced
him to make it. According
to the Washington correspondent
of the Atlanta Journal
the scheme was engineered by
Colonel Hugh C. Wallace, of the
state of Washington, ex-Secretary
William C. Whitney and
Hon. Daniel Lamont. It first
took shape at the Whitney dinner
in New York some weeks
ago. Its purpose was to disorganize
the Bryan Democracy.
At the time Dewey had not been
AAnanH/^ Trrteo rJuln.
gated to approach the admiral.
Just before the Deweys went
south Wallace called on the admiral,
and stated the proposition
and assured him that it
would be possible to capture
the Kansas City convention by
keeping the scheme quiet until
the proper time to spring it.
Dewey discouraged the idea but
frankly admitted that he would
aid any movement to defeat
McKinley. When the admiral
and Mrs. Dewey returned from
the south, Wallace approached
him again and this time he took
the matter under advisement.
Lamont called at the Dewey
home and was in conference
with the admiral for an hour.
M t?i DowflT wa? in r?nn for
ence, and advised her husband
to become a candidate. It was
agreed at the time that the announcement
should be made
only indirectly until the effect
of the suggestion .could be
tested. After Lamont had returned
to his hotel the admiral
sent for Charles S. .Albert, the
chief of The World's Washington
staff, and gare to him the
dictated interview. The idea of
the engineers of the movement
was to ascertain if the Dewey
announcement would meet with
such popular favor as to carry
the country by storm, and at
least deadlock the Kansas City
convention with the possibility
of either nominating him or
nominating some one other than
Bryan. Dewey on the other
hand is bitter toward McKinley,
as i? also Mrs. Dewey, largely
for personal reasons, and he is
willing: now to head an independent
movement if he can draw
enough Republican rotes to assure
even Bryan's election. His
candidacyhas fallen flat. His pro
moters are unwilling for him to
head any movement that might
assist instead of detract from
Bryan, and there is already a
threatened split between the
new candidate and. those responsible
for his candidacy. All
factions are now waiting for developments
before making another
move. If after the first
wave of disapproval and resentment
the reaction is in favor of
Dewev he will be urged by the
Lamont faction to continue his
race, and go to Kansas City a
candidate. If on the other hand
it has been seen that there is
absolutely no possibility to capture
the regular Democratic
nomination, the question of his
heading an independent ticket
will be discussed, and decided
upon its possible results. In the
meantime Dewey says he is a
Democrat. There is not the
slightest probability that he can
capture the Kansas City convention,
and if Dewey runs as an
independent it is frankly admitted
that on his platform he
will poll the anti-administration
Republicans and elect Brya*.
Jut the Man They Want. j
Tke New York World pretends n
to believe that the nomination I;
of William McKinlev for a s#c-$
ond preaidental term can be pre-1
vented. We doubt if The World r
believes any such thing. If it *
does, it is entitled to the medal
for simplicity. William McKinley
is the inevitable nominee of
his party for the next presidency.
He will be nominated by acclamation.
Uo other name will be
mentioned Jabove a whisper in
the national Republican convention.
The World admits that for
two years past the renomination
of McKinley has seemed certain,
hnt aRks if the events of the last
two months have not given a
new aspect to the matter. The
World adds:
"Republicans by the tens of
thousands, loyal to the party and
of the intelligence and character
that hare given it its strength,
are moved to contempt and
scorn by the base dickering and
dealing of Hanna the 'fat-fryer/
are humiliated by-the wabbling
and somersaulting of Mr. McKinley.
Must ^hese honest,
thinking Republicans confess
that they are powerless? Can
they not compel the selection of
another candidate than this
weak and vacillating and complaisant
and therefore the more
dangerous agent of the
forces o f milita'ism and
monoply? Can they not compel
the selection of a true representative
of historic Republicanism
a free, courageous candidate:
a Man?"
The Atlanta Journal says that
all The World says about the
great and growing disaffection
toward McKinley in the Republican
party is true, but The
w oria seems to torget mat tne
Republican, party is ridden, controlled
and guided by bosses,
and that the bosses are for McKinley.
They are for him because
they can control him He
is just the man they want and
they will put him in the lead.
Those Republicans who are sore
and kicking over McKinleyism
will either hare to take the
medicine which the bosses prescribe
or leare the party. Nearly
all of them will do the former!
They are used to it.
Wasn't Certain That the Prisoner Was
Her Daughter and the Reason.
Two days go tiers was at the police
matinee an old negro Woman who was
a leading witness against a younger
woman, who was said to be her daughter.
The old woman had sworn that
"Ter de best ob her tie girl was
not her daughter." This puzzled the
Recorder no little, and It being necessary
to get more witnesses, the case
n HUB i/wt/yucu uuui juworuaj.
. Yesterday afternoon Miranda Johnsou
was again arraigned for acting In
a diaorderlyaanner and the old woman
was present Several witnesses swore
positively that the prisoner was the
old woman's child, and the Recorder
turned to the old woman and said:
"Old woman, why did yon appear to
be In doubt about Miranda being your
daughter the other day?*'
"Lawd bless yer, honey, Ise still in
doubt T>out dat matter," was the reply.
"Why?" asked this Recorder who
felt that he had a great mystery bear?
"Release," replied the old woman,
"dar was er mlsshur oft two babies er
long time ago and de matter hain't
cl'ar till this day. Ton see my little
baby was born en de same day dat
annudder nigger 'qznaa'S baby Was er
born and jest te play a Jftke on Dee?
dafs my tie man?de? pu? da two
babies wid me and tola him dot he war
de fadder ob twins. Day got de babies
kinder mixed, and day jest gib me one
ob dem and glbbed de udder 'oman de
udder baby.. And I doan know till dis
day whedder dey gibbed m* de right
baby er not Dat am de fason dat X
hain't gwlne te* s?*ar rtckless like
'bout dis gal im d? cote."
"i am going to fine miranda 110.75,"
announced the recorder "and, old
woman, if 7011 think sbj> is toot daughter
you can pay fib* fifco, and if you
think she la not, yon e& 2it har work
ta the rtoekade tor thr* veaka."
the eu woman gave herself the
benefit oi the doubt ?5d miraafla la
working tfcrtt week* fit the stodbade.
?atlanta gohstitatioa.
packets fn sfooklngs.
stocking poc2i;ti are thi latest fad,
a new yerk dry goota jsan tojd the
other day they are siajq* to hold &
rot! of bflls, jewelry ana valuables
that can be stored a way ia a small
Saee. the poekets aye worked into
e top of tie hose, shave the knee,
and are made with a fastening. ao
that there ia no danger c& their contents
falling dut. there are so many
sneak thieves who steal from bedroofes
while the family la at dinner,
miriara and from other places
where women are obliged, to Iftate
their nonet aad jewelry when they
are act la qm, tint the gafc> receptacle
ahevt the clothing cf t&e ew&er is an
abrwte necessity. ?edfctCB ere not
generally found in women7a dresses,
and the stocking pstffcet has suggested
itself to some iiventive genlua. It
looks u if these new pockets wonld
he as safe as any that could be devised.
Hie Heart Displaced.
..Dr. J. Sheldon Wright, who attended
Martin Welgo, 19 years old, after
he was knocked down by a Brooklyn
trolley car, was a -fitness for the hoy
the other day In his suit against the
company to recover 125,000 in the Supreme
Court, Brooklyn. The physician
testified that when !? was called to
attend Welga ho found his heart displaced.
It was suspended by a fibre
and ribrated like a pendulum, swinging
fully two Inches to and fro. When
Dr. Sheldon was called in he had little
hepe of his patient's recovery. Since
then he has somewhat improved.
Mushroom Vaccination.
A French scientist has found that
some kinds of mushroom afford a vaccina
a_r*lnaf- the re&om of The
Julco of the muahreom readers a person
lnuaune against the poison for a
month or two.
Proportion of Students.
In Germavy one man In 213 goes to
college; In Scotland, one In 620; in
the United Seates, one In 2,000, and in
Sngland, one In 5,000.
Cures La Grppc, dyspepsia. indigestion,
and all itom&ch and bowel troubles colic or
cholera morbus, teething trouble* with
children, kidney troubles, bad blood and
all sort* of sores, risings or felons, eats and
barns. It is as good antiseptic, when locally
applied, as anything on the market.
Try U and yon will praise it to others. (
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^WTiolewltrs of Bags,
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He Is Katcfeless.
^eHhe following from, the Nerfo
LsijJp*r^. we most reverently 1
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equally tas^ of living with antar
ishedl 1 aurels, onr hearts sWell with
more-S*1 ?a-ever ardent admiration f
that gnificent man. Robert B. Lei
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consideration. We supply .
]j7j5eeds required for the Farm
qIw Peas, Cotton Seed, i
eked Oats, Seed Corn, I
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j Beans, Sorghums, {
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sure I remedy*<
Pric?5 cents.}
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AlcoJBOpium (Morphine),
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9 Healer, cures Piles, Eczema, $
0 8oreEye?, Gianulated Eyelids,
1 Carbuncle*, Boils, Chits, Bruisi
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1 Bunions, Ingrowing Toenails,
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r For sal* by all druggist* and
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\ We are headquarter* lor the
) best line of machinery re*
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1 for market, having a complete
and extensive line of Saw Mill*
and Saw Mill Machinery, Cot
ran miming Macinnery and
Engines and Boilers.
Thi equipment of medem
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Murray Cleaning and Distriba
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5o need confining one's self to
certain simple diet, on this account,
when with the use of
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Kidneys" anr kind of food may
be eaten with eomfort. 3fe a
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All kinds of wood werking
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