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THE KIiWS GAKMK j
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Dr. Talmage Disccurseson Christ j
and the Chirch.
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
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Flowers and the Best of Fruit?Why I
the Savior Picks the Choicest
First?The Day of
Salvation. i
I
This sermon Dr. Talmage sends from
a halting place jc his journey through
fhA rillevfl of Switzerland. It seems to
have been prepared amid the bloom and
aroma of a garden midsummer. The
test 13 Song of Solomon v, 1: "I am
come into my garden."
The Bible is a great poem. We have
in it faultless rhythm and bold imagery
and startling antithesis arid rapturous
lyric and sweet pastoral and instructive
narrative aod devotional psalm;
thoughts expressed in stjle more
solemn than that of Montgomery, m^re
- " ' ' - ?
Doid tOan tnac 01 iUilcoa, njure icrnyio
than that of Dante, more natural thin
that of Wordsworth, more impassioned
than that of Follok, more tender than
that of Oowper, more weird than that of
Spenser. This great poem brings all
the gems of the earh iulo its coronet,
and it weaves the fumes of judgment
into its garlands ana pours eternal harmonies
in its rhythm. Everything this
book touches it makes beautiful, from
the plain stones of the summer thrashing
floor to the daughters of N?hor filling
the troughs for the camels, from the
fish pools of Hesihbon up to the Psalmist
praising God with diapason or" storm
and whirlwind and Job's imagery of
Orion. .Arclurus and the Pleiades.
My text leads us into a scene of sum
mer redolence. Tiie woric nas naa a
great roan? beautiful gardens. Charlemagne
added to the glory of his reign
by decreeing that they be established ail
through the realm, decidicg even the
names of the flowers to be planted
there. Henry IV at Montpellier
established gardens of bewitching
beauty and luxuriance, gathering into
them Alpine, Pyrenean and French
plants. One of the sweetest spots on
earth was the garden of Shenstone, the
poet. His writings have made but little
impression on the world, but his .
garden, the "Leasowes," will be immortal.
To the natural advantages of
that place was brought the perfection
of art. Arbor and terracc and slope
and rustic temple and reservoir and urn
and fountain here had their crowning.
Oak and yew and hazel put forth their
richest foliage. There was no life more
i i ^ - .1
Qingent, no boiii more ingenious iuau
that of Shenstone, and ail that diligence
and genius he brought to the
adornment of that one treasured spot.
He gave ?300 fcr it. He sold it for
several thousand. And yet I am to
tell you today of a richer garden i:han
any 1 have mentioned. It is the garden
spoken of in my text?the garden of the
church, which belongs to Christ, for
my text says so. He bought it, he
planted it, he own it and he
shall have it. Walter Scott, in his outlay
at Abbotsferd, ruined his fortune,
and now, in ihe crimson dowers of those
gardens, you can almost think or
imagine that you see the blood of that
old man's broken heart. The payment
of the last ?100,000 sacrificed him.
But I have to tell you that Christ's life
and Christ's death were the outlay of
this beaat)fu! garden of the church, of
which my text speaks. Oh, how many
sighs and tears and pangs ard agonies!
Tell me, ye women who haw him hang!
Tell me, ye executioners who lifted him
and let him down! Tell me, thou sun
that didst hide, ye rocks that fell! !
"Christ loved the church and gave himself
for it," If the garden of the
church belongs to Christ, certainlv he
has aright to walk in it. Come,- then,
0 blessed Jesus, today. Waik up and
down these aisle and r>!uck what thou
?:n
WX1U Ui. OWCCIUCOOlUi fciLJ DCil .
The chorch in my text is appropriately
compared to a ? araen, because it
is a plaoe of choice flowers, of select
fruits and of thorough irrigation.
That would be a strange garden in
which there were no flowers. If nowhere
else, they would be along the
borders ox at the gateway. The homeliest
taste will dictate something, if
it be only the old fashioned hollyhock
or dahlia or daffodil. .But if there
be larger means then ycu will find
tne iilexican cactus and Diazing
azalea and the clustering oleander.
Well, now, Oiirist comes to Ms garden,
and he plants there some of the brightest
spirits that ever fbwered upon the
world. Some of them are violets, inconepicous,
but sweet as heaven. You
have to search an' had them. You do
not 6ee them very often perhapi, but
you find where ihey have been by the
brightened face of the invalid and the
sprig of geranium on the stand and the
new window curtains keeping out the
glow of the 3uniight. They are perhaps
more like the ranunculus, creeping
sweetly along amid the thorns and
briers of life; giving kiss for sting.
And many a man who has had in ki?
way some great black rock of trouble
lias f<vnnd thar. thpv r>s.vti covered it a.11
over with flowery jasmine manin^ in
and out amid the crevices. These fiowers
in Christ's gurcu n are not, like the
sunflower, gauay in the light, but
wherever darkness hovers over a soui
that needs to be comforted there they
stand, ni?ht biooming cereuses. But
in Christ's garden there are plants that
may be better compared to the Mexican
cactus-thorns without, loveliness within-men
with sharp poinrs of cnaraoter.
They wound aimost every one that
touches them. They are hird to handle.
Men pronounce them nothing but
thorns, but Christ loves them, not*nhitandinp
all their sharDncaseH. Manv
mas has had a very hard ground to
cultivate, and it has only been through
severe trial that he has raised even the
smallest scrap of grace. A very harsh
minister was talkieg to a very piacid
elder, and the placid elder said to the
harsh minister, "Doctor, I do wish you
would control your temper." '"Ah"
said the minister tc the eider, "I control
more temper in five miautes than I
you do in five years."
There are others planted in Christ's i
garden who are always radiant, always
impressive, more like the roses of deep
hue that we occasionally fLd called
"giants cf battle;" the Martin Luihers, j
St. Pauls, Chrysostoms, Wyclifies, Lati- i
mers and Samuel Kutheriords. What
in other men is a spark in them is a
conflagration. When they sweat, they
sweat great drops of blood. When they
pray, their prayer takes fire. When
they preach, it is a Pentecost. When
they fight, it is a Thermapylae. W hen
they die, it is a martyrdom. You 2nd
a great many roses in the gardens, but
only a few "giants of battle." Men
tt rnw VtoT?r> rr>r.T.-* r\$ I
Baj, II "J V VA <
k
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gfe. . -
iii the church?" J ?ay, "Why don't
you hays in the world mors Humboldt* !
and Wellingtons? God gives to some {
ten talents, to others one.
In this garden of the ohuroL which
Christ has planted also find the snowdrops,
beautiful but cold iooking, seemingly
another phase of winter. I mean
those Christians who are prcciso in
tneir tastss, unmjjja^iuucu, ?.?
snowdrops and as cold. They never
shea any tears, they never get excited,
! they sever say anj thing rashiy, they i
| Dever do anything precipitately. Their j
| pulses never flutter, their nerves never
twitch, their indignation never boils
I over. They live longer than most peoi
pie, but their life is in a minor key.
| They never run up to t:C" above the
; staff. In their music of life they have
no staccato passages. Christ planted
them in the church, and they must be
of some setvice or thev would not be
there; fnowdrops-slways snowdrops.
But I have not told you of the most
beautiful flower in all this garden spoken
of in the text. If you see a century
T*rtnr orr>nfinna are started. You
say, "Why, this flower has been a hundred
years gathering up for one bloom,
and it will be a hundred years more before
other petals will come out." But
I have to tell you of a plant that was
eaihericg up from all eternity and that
1.900 years ago put forth its bloom never
to wither. It is tbe passion plant of
the closs. Prophets foresaid it, Bethlehem
shepherds looked --I,oa it in tbe
bud, the rocks shook at i?> bursting and
cat no in the:; ading sheets to
see its f ali bloom. It is a crimson Sower
?blood ai the roots, blood on the
branches, blood op. the loaves. Its
perfume is to fill all the nations. Its
breath is heaven. Come, oh winds
from the north and wines from the
south and winds from the eavt acd
wiods from tee w^st and bear to ail the
earth the sweet smelling savor of Christ,
my Loid!
His worth if all the nations knew,
Sure the whole earth would love him too.
Again, the church may be appropri
atcly compared to the garden, because it
is a place of fruits. That would be a
stranze garden which had in it no berries,
no plums or peaches or apricots.
The coarser fruits are planted in the
orchard or they are set out on tfce sunn7
Iiilieide. But the choicest fruits
are kept in the garden. So in the
world outside the church Christ has
planted a great many beautiful things?
patience, charity, generosity, integrity.
Bat he intends the choicest fruits to
be in the garden, snd if they are not
there then shame on the church. Religion
is not a mere flowerng senti
mentality. It is a practical, life giving,
healthful frait, not posies, but apples.
cnmoKfi^r "T rlnn'fc
what your garden of the church has
yielded!" Where did your asylums
comefrcii.? Atid your hospitals? Aud
your institutions of merc>? Christ
planted every one of them; he planted
them in his garden. When Christ gave
sight to Birtimeus, he laid the cornerstone
of every blind asylum that has
ever been built. When jhrist soothed
the demoniac of Galilee, he la'd the
cornerstone of every luaatic asylum
that has ever been established. When
Christ said to the sick man, ''Take up
thy bed and walk," he laid the cornerstone
ot every hospital the world has
ever seen. When Christ said, "I was
in prison and ye visited me," he laid
j the cornerstone of every prison reform
association that has ever been organized.
The Church of Christ is a glorious garden,
and it is full of fruit. I know
there is some pocr fruit in it. I know
there are some weeds that ought te be
thrown over the fence. I know there
are some crab app'e trees that ought lo
be cut down* I know there are seme
wild grapes that ought to be uprooted,
but are you going lo c estroy the whole
garden because of a little gnarled frnit?
You will find worm eaten leaves in
Fontainebleau and insects that sting
in the fairy groves of the Champs Elysees.
Yoa do not tear down and deetroy
the whole garden because there
ait a icvy D^iuicuo UI ^uauvu nuivi
I admit there are men and women in
the church who ought not to be there,
but let us be just as frank and admit
the fact that there are hundreds and
thousands and tens of thousands of
j glorious Christian men %nd women?
holy, blessed, useful, consecrated and
trir. nphant There is no grander collection
in nil the earth than the collection
of Christians. There are Christian
men in every ohurch whose religion
is not a matter of psalm singing and
church going. Tomorrow morning that
religion will keep them jast as consistent
and consecrated in their worldly
occupation as it ever kept them at the
commuaion table. There are women
with us today of a higher typa of character
thaa Mary of Bethany. They not
only sit at the feet of Christ, bat they
- - ' 1 * ! < "? 1
go Qui into me sueueu to neip xuwiu#
in her work, that she may eit there too.
There is a woman who has a drunken
husband who has exhibited more faith
and patience and courage than Kidiev
in tho fire. He was consumed in 20
minutes Hers has been a 20 years'
martyrdom. Yonder is a man v?ho has
been 15 years on hia back, unable to
feed himself, yet calm and peaceful as
though he lay on one of the green
banks of heaven, w-tching the oar?men
dip their paddles in -the crystal river!
Why, it seems to me this moment as if
St. Paul threw to us a pomologist's
catalogue of the fruits growing in this
great garden of Christ ? iove, joy, peace,
patience, charcter, brotherly kindness,
gentleness, mercy; glorious fruit,
~ ? ? ? ?? * All ? 1 ) 4-h a A ^ A r? yt Vi
CUVU J?U IV Uil Oil Wi-i.W UX ^MibU
and heaven.
It has seeded as if Jesus Cbrist took
the beat. From many of your households
the best one is gone. You know
that she -was too good fo- this world,
She was the gentlest in her ways, the
deepest in her affection, and when at
last the sickness came you had co faith
in medicines. Yon knew that the hour
of parting had come, and when, througn
; the rich grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
jou surrendered that treasure you said:
' Lord Jesus, take it. It is the best
we have. Take it. Thou art worthy."
The others in the household may have
been of grosser mold. She was of the
finest.
Tk? hoorrer, rrrmr liff-lo nnpq will
not bs fairly begun until you get there.
All the kindnesses shown them by immortals
will not make them forget you.
There they are, the radiant throngs
that went out from your homes. I
throw a kiss to the sweet darlings.
They are all well nGW in the palace.
The crippled child has a sound foot
now. A little lame child says, "Ma,
will I be lame in heaven?" "No, my
darlicg, ycu won't be lame in heaven."
A little sick child says, "Ma, will I be
sick in heaven?" "No, my dear, you
won't be sick in heaven." A little
blind child says, "Ma, will I be blind
in heaven?" "No, my dear, ycu won't
be blind in heaven." They are all
I notice that the fine gardens sometimes
have hi?h fences around them,
and I cannot get in. It is so with a
king's garden. The only climpse you
ever get of such a garden is when the
j king rides out in Lis splendid carriage.
CT^r^---^-n' jwrrr-ra*-- V^-sctkjQ
It 23 not so ??i!h this ?ardcc; this |
King's garden. I throw wide opes t"he I
gate and teli you ail to come in. No 1
monopoly in religion. Whosoever will j
may. Choose now between a desert i
and a garden Macy of jou have fied j
the garden of this world's delight. You '
have found it has been ?- chagrin. S-j
it was with Theodore Ker?!c. Ho made
all the world laugh. He makes us
laugh now when we read his poems
But he could not make his own heart
liuzh. While in the midst of his festivities
he confronted a locking g!ass,
and ho saw hiaaself s.nd said: "There,
that is true. I look just as I ar>i?done
up in body, mind and purse." Bo it
was of Snenstone, tf whose garden I
toid jou at the beginning of my sermon.
He sat down amid those bowers
and said: "I have lo3t my road to
happiness. I am angry and envious
and frantic and despise everything
around me just as it becomes a madman
to do."
0 ye weary souls, come into Christ's
garden today and pluck a little heartsease.
Christ is the only rest and the
only pardon for a perturbed spirit. Do
you not think your chance has almost
come? You men and women who have
been waiting year after year for some
~ ^ AvmAfHinitW in TT7Vi1/?h
gUUU liA v * -- ^ Christ,
but have postponed it 5, 10, 20,
30 years, do you not feul as if now
your honor of dsiiverance and pardon
and eaivatiou had come? 0 man,
whatgrudte hast thou agiirst thy poor j
soul that thou wilt not ic-t it be saved? |
Some years ago a vessel struck on tbe j
rooks. They had only one lifeboat
[a that lifeboat the passengers and !
crew were getting ashore. The vessel
fnnn^#.rA<l and was ainkinc deeper i
and deeper, and that one boas could I
not take the passengers very swif'tiy.
A little girl etcod on the dectc waiting
for her turn to get into ihe boat. The
boat came and went, camn and wen%
but her turn did not festn to corse.
After awhile she couid wait no longer, j
and she leaped on the taffrail and then j
sprang into the sea crying to the boat- !
man: "Save me next! Save me next." I
Oil, how many have gone ashore into 1
God's mercy, and yet ynu are clinging I
to the wreck of sin! Ochers hive accepted
the pardon of Christ, bat you
are in peril. Why not this moment
make a rush for your immortal rescue,
crying untii Jeius sfcaii hear you and
heaven and earth ricg with the r.ry
''Save me next! Save mo next!" Now
is the day of salvation! Now! Now!
New York's Vote
William E Curtis, writing to the
Cbioago R?cord, Bays before Senator
Manderson, Republican sailed for Europe
last week, he told a friend that rie
had seen and heard enough during his
stay at Saratoga aod New York city to
convince hica that the Republicans
were not goicg to have a walkover in
that state. "Majorities change very
suddenly in New York,'' he said, "Ir'
you will examine the political almanacs
you will see that the candidate of one
pirty has been ejeoted by a iar<re majority
one year and the candidate of
another party b? a t.iiuiiiar majority
the next, without *ny rea-o-* apparent
to the outsider. From what I picked
up in gossiping among politicians of
both panic* here and at Saratoga,"
contianed General Manderson, "aod
from what 1 gsthered from the lawyers
I met at the meeting of the 3*r a-?so
ciatioa, I am convinced that Croker
intends to carry the staie for Bryan if
possible, and tta*. he is pledged to do
?o. Everybody familiar with New
York politics knows what that mean?,
and the Republicans of the state should
be fully advised of tho danger."
Battle Flags Returned.
An incident out of the ordinary occurred
at the reunion of the Forty-sixth
Ohio Volunteer infantry at Washing
ton, a suberb of Columbus Ohio, Wednesday.
The colors of the Thirteenth
Louisiana regiment were .returned to
a committee of the survivors of rhat old
organization. Thefiigs wore captured
at Ezra court house, just outside of Atlanta,
during the war and have been in
the relic room of the state capital at (Jolumbusfor
year3. During the rcu&ioD,
Judge David Pugh made an address and
turned the ?Uga over to a committee
composed of Stmpherd D. Harris, John
A. Landry and James H. Brown or Now
Orleans. Governor Naih was present
and particip*ted in the exercises.
Alaska Indians StarvingThe
secretary of the treasury has received
advices from Ahska, confirming
the reports that a most deplorable condition
exists among Indiaas along the
coast from Cape Nome northward. The
treasury officials are powerless to render
any aid to the sufferers owing to
the fact that the department has so
available funds for iuch a purpose, but
Gen. Spalding has written a letter to
the war department, which has a fund
that can be drawn upon in emergency
~ nrAefinf rr r?ntt. rr.unrlinfr
ua;vs uic mo tzr, u u, A V.
that food b9 supplied and distributed
under the direction of any of the army
ofiiceis in charge o? the lroop3 stationed
there. The treasury department
will furnish surgeons.
Wholesale Poisoning.
Dr. S. J. Love, who resided near
Long's store, in Union county, M. 0.,
died about 3 o'clockTaursday afternoon
fiv.m tha fcifects of arsenic Doisoninj?.
A force of threshers took dinner at Or.
Love's and afterward the doctor's family
a&d five of the threshers were lakea
seriously iil, the doctor dying. The
others are yet sick, and one more death
may folios. Physicians say the effects
are those of arsenic poisoning,
aud it is believed a wholesale murder
was attempted by putting the poison
into the food eaten at dinner. Tncre
is no clew to the perpetrator of tne
deed. The community is much wrought
up ovor the mutter.
Can't Esc?pa the CrowdsBryan
left Wheeling, W. Va , for
Chicago Friday morning. He had endeavored
to keep his route a secret, but
at. (lambridze there was assembled a
crowd of several, hundred people, who
demanded a speech of the candidate.
Mr. Bryan spoke for three minutes,
confining himself to the trusts along
tbe same lines be used in former
speeches. He said thst no one could
expect remedial legislation from the
Republican party, which demands to a
large extent upon these combinations
for campaign contributions. He said
that if the working man did not know
how to vote in order to hurt the trusts
Via cV.orjl/} tlip wa.v t.hA trust masr
nates voted and then vote the other
way. He wa9 cheered and applauded
during his remarks.
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8., 1399
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator
been used in my family and I am perfectly
satisfied that it is all, and wiil
rln all Tmi ftlaim for it. Yours trulv.
A. ii. (J. Dorsey.
P. S.?I am using it now myself.
It'3 doing me good.?Sold by The Murray
Drag Co., Columbia. S. C., and all
druggists. tf
& SHGET COTTON GB.OP
If tlic Fanners Are Wise They Will
Get Good Prices.
A dispatch from Galveston, Texas, i
says cotton is EelliDg for a higher price
at the depots in Texas than September
contracts are quoted at New York.
The planter has not got control of the
cotton crop, and the speculators have
not the control of the crop. The crbp
is not ^rown. It is one of the latest in
maoy years.
Such cotton as is on the market i^
finding a ready sale at from to 9
cents per pound in the interior. The
staple is excellent and the lint of exf
rortrrl in-jr^r ofifiii f?nlnr
The cotton is ;>low in appearing that
it is difficult to tell bow long this demand
will continue, but for the present
at least the planter is sought by the
buyer, and not the buyer by the planter.
Pickers are rather scarce; the rains of
this week have stopped field work and
it looks like a further checking of the
movement, making the crop later than
ever.
Cot too men are perplexed as to how
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the ccw is to be bridged. There are
offers here for all the cotton obtainable
in the first half of September at 9J
cenrs, f. o b, Galveston.
Local dealers arc inclined to think
the interior people will take their time
about imrketin? this crop.
Litumrrs & Flint, cotton factors and
bujfrs, said to-day:
''Cotton is sellinsr in the interior
tc vns of Texas at 8j cents or a trifle
higher. There is a pronounced demand,
indicating that there are a great
many engagements for early shipment
to b* filled.
"Tne supply is not cqml to the de
mind, and it is the producer who is fixing
the prijo and the bu^er who is do
ing the bidding.
"The planters of T> xis are in better
sha'e to market cotton slowly than
? 1 n vt
they fiave ever oeen oeiorc. ixo one
can tell what they will do.
'"Theyare well informed as to the
needs of the world and the general oatlook
for the crop.
"They expect good prices. Too little
of the crop has come into sight for
speculators to get hold of any of it.
Such as is coming along is rushed to
the seaboird for immediate shipment."
Eustace Taylor, of Young & HiggiD,
Eoglish cotton buyeis, said:
' Nevsr before were the farmers in
sueh a position to dictate prioes. It
seems they are doing it now, and will
continue doing it for some time.
"The needs of the trade are such and
the condition of the oroo is so tender
that the planter can practically control
the situation until frost."
WHAT NEW ORLEANS SAYS.
A dispatch from New Orleans says
the opening of :Iie net? season finds the
coUon planters in a position to dictate
the priccs at whicb their cotton shall
soil. This h the consensus of opinion
among the leading cotton men of that
market.
"The planters have oniy to market
their cotton slowly and judiciously in
order to get at least ten cents a pound
for it," S3*id W. P Brotfn. the leader
of the buil side in this market.
' ''PVi-a nlonforo Kn!.H f.'hfl tf?V tn tVlfi
situation," he replied, when asked
whether the new crop was in the hands
of the speculators or the planters.
' The interior is bare of cotton, stocks
at ports arc unprecedcntedly small,
there is little or no cotton afbat for
Liverpool and not likely to be for several
weeks. Liverpool is almost hare of
stocks and the visible supply has
reached the famine stage.
"All of these facts strengthen the
band of the planters, to say nothing of
the lateness and shortuess of the crop The
Chinese fitiutisn has improved,
so that it need no longer be feared."
A?htoa Phelps, an acknowledged auttonry,
told the Commercial corres
pondent that he believed that the planters
would control the situation and
dictate prices.
"There is a cotton famine," he said,
"i'te T!51D:e supply 01 Amcncaa uuv
ton on September 1,1900, wili be, in
round figures, 600,00U bales.
"It is ten years since suoh a condi
tion of exhaustion has been seen. On
September 1, 1890, the American visible
stood at 545,000 bales, but the annual
consumption was not then more
than 8,000,000 bales, wherea* it is now
larger by something like 3,000,000.
The present supply is, therefore, relatively
much smailer.
"As to the invisible supplies, all the
surrounding facts lead to the belief that
tbey are paciically nil. The consumption
during 1899-1900 may be
reckoned at 10,750,000 bales, even with
the curtailment arising from tli6 Chinese
war.
"If a reduction of 750.000 be made
to r.ilow for loss favorable conditions.
! fi? 111 000 000 for 1900?
19Ul must still be faced. Ia order to
be reasonably safe, 600,000 bales should
be added to the visible aad 400,000 to
the invisible supply.
It is thus fairly certain that the world
needs an American crop of 11.000,000
balo to satisfy its needs for the ensuing
12 months. Ihe c op is an exceedingly
uneven one. In some sections
the ouiiook is rcaliy good, while others
are confronted with a veritable disaster."
Illinois is Democratic.
The Chicago D?iil? News eays: "Illiinois
is for Bryan ana Alschuler, according
to a poll of the state which the
Democrats have mrde, from which Secretary
Nelson, of the Democratic state
committee says that practically complete
returns have just been received.
Contrary to general expectations, Alschuler
is said to have run only about
even with Bryan tave his own county
of Kii;e, where the poll showed that
he is exceedingly popular. This failure
of Alschuier to rua far ahead of
Bryan is thought to be due to the fact
hat no poll was taken lia Cook county
and it is right here in Chicago that Alschu:er's
chief strength is suppased to
lie, the bulk of the Jewish vote, which
rtT-n -J cnli/3 tA? Alo/i^nlo?? h<ainor
centered in this city.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with LuCAL APPLICATIONS., as
they cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease,
and in order to care it you must
take internal remedies. Hali's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, and acts directI7
on the blood and mucous surfaces.
Hill's Catarrh Cure is not a quack
medicine. It was prescribed by one of
me UUit pujsiciaua IU iiiis uuuuixjr iyi
jears, and is a regular prescription.
It is composed of the best tonics known,
combined with the best blood purifiers,
acting directly on the mucous surfaces.
The perfect combination of the two ingredients
is what produces such won?Aonlffl
i r\ /?ri?inrt Pofo tfK
U'vUUi Itoauo xu V/u;xug yaiauut uumfor
testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Props, Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by Druggists, 75a.
Hali's Family Pills are the best.
LIGHT AS CttRE FOR MEASLES. !
Experiments Shovy That Saashlnc
Will Alleviate the Severity
of Dlifea?e.
Tleeen: experiments indicate that the
eun. may be a potent remedial agent in
the- case of persons attacked with
smallpox, scarlatina and measles. These
experiments were made by Dr. Finsen,
of Copenhagen, and Dr. Chatiniere, of
St. Mance, and ko novel were they that
*1..... U.1tta r. kalir a/I o /vaa/1 /laol /\ ? rllC.
lliC^V uei w a: wuolu a. gvwu U^ai
cussion among the members of the
Academy of Medicine in Paris, says the
2s ew York Herald.
Dr.Chatiniere a short time ago treated
12 children who had measles according
to liia new method, which is scientifically
known as phototherapie. Red
light was the only cure which he used,
and this he made serviceable in the following
manner: On the windows of
the sick room he hung red curtains and
on the table near each bed he placed a
lamp which gave forth a red light. He
acted thus because he felt satisfied
that the irritation of the skin in cases
of measles is due to the chemical rays
of the solar spectrum, or, in other
words, to the ultra violet rays, and not
to the so-called caloric or heat rays. If
this were not so how account for the
fact that the pustules and scars are es
peciany ueep anu imikcu uu lug jute
nnd hands, which are the very parts of
the body that are most exposed to the
Eolar rays? The result shoived that he
had not erred in arriving1 at this conelusion.
His little patients rapidly regained
their health, and the virtue that
lies in red curtains and red lamps is
being extolled by many physicians.
Impressed, like Dr. Chatiniere, by
the fact that the influence of the solar
ravs is especially manifested on the
face and hands of patients, Dr. Finsen
conceived the idea of subjecting persons
suffering from smallpox to the influence
of ultra-violet rays, which
a A of+AT t.liA 110-Vi t. ^ lipp-n
filtered through thick red curtains.
The result was that the little vesicles
or bladders gradually disappeared and
the patients did not suffer from the
customary fever and, furthermore,
were notpockmarkod. The ultra-violet
rays, Indeed, in the case of these patients
produced the same effect as the
red light in that of Dr. Chatiniere's,
the most notable token of their efficacy
being the absence of fever and the restlessness
and the gradual disappearane
of the eruptions before coming to
maturity. It was also noticed that the
rays had a marked effect on the maladies
in so far as they affected thr> bronchial
tubes.
Dr. Finsen's method of cure has been
introduced into France by Dr. Larat
and is being used not only in cases of
smallpox, but also in cases of certain
forms of skin diseases.
HOW TO DRESS WELL.
A Woman's Identity Should Not Be
Sacrificed to the Taatc of
the Dressmaker.
If a woman is afraid to decide about
her own style, let her get an. artist
to tell' her what it is. and what she
can wear to the best advantage, says
the Ledger Monthly.
Having ascertained her style and
the colors she should wear, then 6he
should never deviate from them. She
must strengthen herself to ignore
wonderful bargains in the wrong
stj'les and colors, and prepare herself
even to endure a certain amount of
monotony in her wardrobe. But her
reward lies in 'being1 invariably well
dressed and in having- an air never
to be acquired by sinking' one's identity
in the nondescript taste of the
average dressmaker.
A business woman i9 wise to select
some one standard color that best
suits her?say brown, or navy blue,
or gray?and then, having bought the
principal garments in this tone, to
buy all others in harmony with it.
It affords a woman a wonderful opportunity
to appear smartly dressed
on the least possible outlay. And it
?c? ntx' w?>r?r TiTpffTT vfrHn
tions can be found to prevent any one
color scheme growing- tiresome.
It is an excellent plan to begin this
simple method of good dressing- -when
girls are quite young. It cultivates
their taste to a very great degree and
enables them, as they grow up, to
dress well with but little thought or
money.
What a wise precaution it would b?
to give every girl her own pin-money,
however little, and teach her to be
self-reliant, for It is a- sad fact that it
is usually the woman who has the
least ability to dress weli who thinks
most about her clothes, always struggling
for efTeots, and doomed to failure;
while the woman or girl who un
derstands herself, her style, color and
the courageous art of selective shopping
can get the largest returns for
her time andi trouble.
The consciousness of looking veil
is pretty sure to bring repose of mind
e.nd manner?an attitude in which a
woman is best calculated to meet the
social and business world at her best.
Served Him Rlfflit.
He carefully prepared the small garden
plot, while his wife, deeply inter
tstea m ms iaoor, siooa waxcning- mm.
After he had put in the seeds and
smoothed over the bed, his wife took
his arm to accompany him to the house,
and on the way she asked:
"When will the seeds come up,
John?"
Laying- hi* hand caressingly on. her
shoulders, the smart man said:
"I don^t expect them to come up at
all, my dear."
"You don't!" she explained. "Then
why have you gone to all that trouble?"
11^ 4.1. ~ i. OM.
>vixn u Bixiiic ui<kb jjpijugo aivui superior
knowledge he answered: "The
eeeds won't come up, hut the plants
and flowers will, by and by."
Yet he was wrong; for hit neigkbor's
hens got into hi# garden, and tk?
?eed? did come up.?Ccllier'a Weekly.
Grover Expected.
The Washington correspondent of the
Atlanta Journal says: "It is believed
that in a few days Grover Cleveland
will issue a statement declaring for
Dr>au, auu anuisu^uug wV
for the Nebraskan. There is a persistent
rumor to that elect. It has caused
a panio among the Republican a. Some
time ago Cleveland and his old cabinet
had a conference. The subject under
consideration was not given out. It
was evidently politics. Since then
Ex-Secretary Olney and Ex-Postmaster
General Wilson have gone to Bryan.
It looks like Cleveland will do likePTa
oinnnt ewallnw imnerialism."
That Vermont Stump.
The Washington correspondent of the
Atlanta Journal says Senator Proctor,
^rrroa ATizi r\$ fVift earliest. f*al
Ui ? CiuluUL, r,?a .JMv v- v~; ?
lera at thewhite house Thursday morning.
He had a conference with the president
and franklytold him that the loss in
the Republican vote in Vermont was due
to gold Democrats going back into the
regular Democratic fold. The same
result will be witnessed in the Maine
election. i
Vot
the b
Grove's 1
The formula i:
know just what yoi
do not advertise the
their medicine it yc
Irorr and Ouinine du
form. The Iron
malaria out of the s
Grove's IS the Or/i
Chili Tonics are im
that Grove's is su
are not experiment:
and excellence ha
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the United States.
LAST OF THE CO-CAPITALS, j
Rhode Island May Try to Do with One '
Leslilatlve City Only
Hereafter.
The electors of RhodeIsland, the last
the states of the country with two leg- j
Islative capitals, are at the general No- j
vember election to vote upon a consti- !
tutional amendment abolishing Newport
as a capital, and making thereafter
Providence the exclusive legislative
capital of the state. Originally, a most
curious provision for so small a state,
Rhode Island had five capitals?Newport,
South Kingstown, East Greenwich,
Bristol and Providence. In 1S54,
however, the number was limited to
two by constitutional provision, Newport
and Providence, and the date ot
the meeting of the legislature was
fixed on the first Tuesday of May. Until
a few years ago Connecticut also had
two capitals, Hartford and. New Haven,
and the legislature met in these two
cities alternately until the "joint cap- j
ital" plan was abandoned and Hartford j
is now the only capital of Connecticut, j
With one capital it is practicable to
construct an appropriate state building;
whereas with two capitals an obstacle
to it is found, and moreover the
uncertainty a? to the permanence of j
a capital is a barrier to the establish- |
ment in a city of the interests which I
a capital ordinarily attracts. By the !
last census the population of Provi- j
dence was 132,000, while that of New- j
port was but 19,000. Providence has j
long been the commercial and political
capital of the state. It is the chief
foil?tirmtTifli, /if tVia roar?* r>rvn
necting various parts of Rhode Island;
it is on the mainland, and the retention
of Newport, a town of no political
importance, as a capital can be described
only as* an anachronism, -which
"Rhode Island -will be the last of the
statea to do away with?provided, of
course, that the constitutional amend-j
ment submitted.' to the voters in 2s*o- I
vember receives the approval of the i
requisite three-iflfths. Section 13, of the j
Rhode Island constitution, provide*
that the general assembly, as the legislature
of that state is called, may propose
amendments to the constitution j
if a majority of the member* elected
to each, house approve, and' if bo, the
amendment in the form agreed to is
submitted to the voters, and "if approved
by three-fifths of the electors
of the state present and voting thereon
in town and ward meeting" it becomes
a part of the constitution.
In proportion to its population Newport,
with appraised property to the
value of $35,000,000 to $175,000,000 in
Providence, is the richer city of the
two, but it owes no part of ita pros
penty to tee capital ana wiu cave no
reason for opposing the acceptance of
Providence as the official, as it has long
"been the political, capital of the state.
CASHIERED ENGLISH OFFICERS
They Find Employment for Their
Talent* In Central and Sooth
America.
"The Boer army is said to be full of
cashiered foreign officers," said m old
revenue inspector, chatting at the custom
house, relates the Xew Orleans
Times-Democrat, "and if such is the
case I would certainly hate to be. in
that service. The cashiered officer,
particularly the cashiered British officer,
is a nomad of a strange and peculiar
type, like unto nothing- else on
the globe. In the course of in y wanderings
up and down I have met a good
many of such unfortunates and they
resembled one another to a degree that
was really startling. I suppose the
common character of their disgrace
and the continual brooding along similar
lines was responsible for the family
likeness. At any rate they were all
morose, gloomy, fatalistic and generally
martinets. There are a number of
exiled Britishers in the Central and
South American serrice, and some of
them are B ne officers, technically speaking,
but without exception they have
mads themselves heartily disliked by
their associates.
"There was formerly <an Englishman
in the Colombian army who had been a
captain at home and who was unquestionably
a military genius. Nobody
knew his st-ory and nobody asked any
questions. He had charge of the field
artillery and brought it up to a very
high state of efficiency, but he held
aloof from everyone and lived the life
of a recluse. One day he was met on the
coast looking after a consignment ?f
fixed ammunition, wnen ne nappenea
to encounter a London mining expert
who had come over to make a report
on some properties. 'Great heavens,
Charley!' exclaimed th? Londoner,
"where on earth did yon drop from 7*
The captain tnmed white a* a ghost.
'I don't kaow you, air,' heaaid, quietly;
'you mistake me lor somebody else,'
and he -walked off, leaving the other apparently
paralyzed with amazement.
I -witnessed the little incident and alVaH r>m?
itrnrfT* ?+_nTT
lurked behind it. About a mouth
later the captain committed suicide by
shooting himself through the head."
Leg of Pork mi Goose.
I?oil a small leg of pork for an hour,
remove the skin and put sage and onion
stuffing round' the knuckle. Eoast for
as hour and * half to two hours, baling
constantly, and during the last
balf-heur dredge it with two ounces of
?La?ly powdered crumbs mixed with a
tablespoon or powaerea; sage, serve
. with good rich gravy and plenty of apple
?auce.?Eo?ton Globe.
T?v*a?ihMtti p v* m i mi riwini i?n m?' h>W^tmv%^
T" rTUTTZ
EST PREIlllS
fasteless Chi
> plainly printed on every
li are taking when you take
:ir formula knowing that y<
iu knew what it contained,
t up in correct proportions a
acts as a tonic while the
vstem. Any reliable druggis
gitiaS and that all other
itations. An analysis of otm
J
perior to all others in e\
ing when you take Grov
ving long been establishe
Id throughout the entire :
No Cure, No Pay. Pricc
SOLDIER'S PAROLE.
2a Underatooa ai a rnrejy voimiarr
Coatr&ot DnrUs Active
Service.
Parole, it must be understood, is
a purely voluntary compact. The cap- !
tor is not obliged to offer to parole
his prisoner?the prisoner is not
obliged, and cannot be compelled, to
give his parole.
If he does ao, he will probably be
released on pledging his word not to
serve during the existing war. If he
refuses he will remain oaptive until
the war lz over or until he can make
nis escape.
The usual parole pledge extends
only to active service against the enemy.
A prisoner released on parole
Is not breaking his contract if he
drills recruits, quells civil commotions
or fights other enemies.
A soldier taken prisoner has no authority
to pledge himself never to
serve against a particular enemy. He
cannot throw off thus lightly the duty
he owes his sovereign or country, and
if he make any pledge it must be confined
to a limited' time. !
Moreover, if a prisoner should make
a pledge not approved by his own government,
he is boundi to return and
surrender himself to the enemy.
T? it. _
J U me JDL l Lit>u tii juuj a mjiuici ^au
only give his parole through a commissioned
officer. Even a noncommis^
sioned officer or an officer of inferior
rank cannot give parole for himself
or for his men without permission
from hia commanding officer.
The United States authorities, by
the way, give greater liberty to parole
than is the case with the British army.
A captured prisoner who has violated
his parole may be punished with
death.
Extinct Giants of Gnam.
Were there giant* In the old days in
oty latest possession, Guam? The
present races are Melanesian and Malay,
with occasional Negritos. But
these men could liever have built the
massive forts that dot the isles?forts
as massive as those of Yucatan. The
walls range in height from eight feet
to forty. In one w?Ul a corner stone ten
feet by two and one-half by six wap
found: 20 feet abor? the ground". How
did the natives, -"ho have left no trace
of skill beyond & none ax or two and)
an iron spearhead, rear those mifMy
walls??St. Lottia Post Dis]trto&. I
Ortman Pays
the EXpress
Steam Dyeing of ?very
description. 8team, ?*ap*
tha, French Dry and
chemical cleansing- Bend
for out new price list and
circular. All work guar
an teed or no charge.
(Ha?m Hun Wrtrta
yiuuai; a mcani y?s fiuuo
1810 Main Street
OOLCXBIA, S. C
A. L Unman, Proprietor
Murray's
Aromatic
M All
1T?V U U1
Wash
Whitens the Teeth
Cleanses the Mouth
Sweetens the Breath
The?
Murray
A/IUg
COLUMBIA, S. C.
PITTS'
INTiSEPTiG ilVSOORAIQB!
Cures La Grippe, dyspepsia, indigestion
md all stomach and bowel troubles co'uo or
holers morbus. teethine troubles with
children, kidney trou.'..bad blood and
ill sorts of sores, risings or felons, oats ana
barm. It is as good antiseptic, when locally
applied, as anything on th6 market.
Try it and you will praiae it tc othert
If your druggist doesn't keep it. Trite tc
MURKY DRUG COMPANY,
COLUMBIA. S. C.
mm 10 m
On improved real estate
TnrerABt AicrVit tvpt rant.
payable semi-annually.
Time 3 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
E. K. Palmer.
central national bank building,
205 Plain St., Columbia, S. C
r ' '" ' >**"' VWrtr;3
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SON SS 4
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ill. Ionic. m
bottle?hence you
Grove's. Imitators {|gj
du would not buy , j
Grove's contains 'tM
nd is in a Tasteless . J
Quinine drives the " 1
t will tell you that J
so-called Tasteless
:r chill tonics shows
'ery respect. You 1
e's?its superiority
d. Grove's is the jM
malarial sections of
coc. . -jf
Near Union Depot.
Having formed a connection
Tlte ELLIOTT SIN REPAIR WORKS I
I am now prepared to repair
and rebuild cotton gins as
thoroughly as the various
manufacturers.
, This branch of the business
be under the personal
supervision of
MR. W. J. ELLIOTT,
who has had fourteen years of
practical experience in building
the Elliot Q-in, and who
is well known to most
gin users in this State.
Now is the Time I Bring Your J&L
Gins Before You Need Them!
COMPLETE GINNING SYSTEMS, EQUIPPED
WITH THE MOST PERFECT PNEUMATIC
ELEVATING AND DISTRIBUTING 8T8- ?
TEMS ON THE MARKET SIYTYEIGHT
COMPLETE OUTPIT8 IN
U &>? U> xmo 91A1A, -|M
EVERY ONE OP THEM GIVING
ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION.
Highes Grade Engines, Boilers,
Saw Mills, Corn Mills, Brick
Machines, . Wood Working >3
Machinery, Saws, Pulleys, etc
We offer: Quick delivery, low prices
and reasonable terms.
V. C. BADHAM,
1326 Main St., Columbia, 8. C. ^
mmm uno 1
MIEIIMEL I
Ginning Svstems Equipped
With The _|g
Murray Gleanioj[ and 1(^h.
Distributing System. ^
Power Equipments :|
Saw Mill Machinery
Farm anil ill Machinery J
IN GENERAL. ..-H
8. C. Agents for Steele's New
South. Brick Machinery.
Write ns for prices on anything
in onr line. ^
W. H. Gibaes & CoM
804 Gtervais Street,
COLUMBIA, 8. C. . :|
?IHE LEW in. "J
The New Ball Searing 1
Domestic i
Sewing Machine 1|
It Leads in Workmanship, Beauty,
Capaoity, Strength, Light Running.
Every W*man Wants One.
Attachments, Needles and
Parts for Sewing Machines
of all makes.
When ordering needles send
sample. Price 27c per dozen,.
postpaid.
A oonfa Wintan in TTnAiiAnnia^ Taiw
If RyvvH ?u vuwwvu^u jl.vl&ltory.
J. L. SHULL, '
1219 Taylor Street,
COLUMBIA, 8. C
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OLD NORTH STATE 0INT
MENT, the Great Antiseptic
Healer, cures Piles, Eczema*
Sore Eyes, Granulated Eyelids,
Carbuncles, Boils, Cuts, Bruises,
Old Sores, Burns, Corns,
Bunions. TnorrkWintr Truvnaila
inflammatory Rheumatism,
Aches and Pains, Chapped
Hands and Lips, Erysipelas.
T f 1b BAWlU+Tlitl/lf ?
J.V BvaiOMililg C ?CI Jf l/JU J
needs. Once used always used.
For sale by all druggists and
dealers. At wholesale by
THE MURRAY DRUG CO.,
Columbia, 8. C.

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