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A RADIANT CHRIST.!
Taimage's Analysis of the Cha-ac- j
ter of the Saviour.
I
CHRISTIANS URGED TO
Emulate the Qualities Which Were
Conspicuous IntheEarthly
L'fe and Ministrations
ct Jesus.
In this sermon, which Dr. Taims^s
S*nds from Paris, he analyzes the
o araoter of the Saviour a^d urges all
0 instiaus to exercise the qualities
which wtre conspicuous in Christ'?
earthly life. The text i3 Romans v;ii.
9, *lNow, if any man have not the
spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
There is nothing more desirable than
a peasant disposition. Without it we
cmnot be happy ourselves or make
% o'Jxers happy. When we have lost our
temper or become impatient under some
light cross, we suddenly awaken lo new
appreciation of proper equipoii-e of na
ture. We wish we ftaa oeen ooru wivu
self balance. We envy those people
* who bear themselves throuch life without
aoy perturpation, and we flkuer
ourselves that howev er little self ccn
trol we may now have, the time will
come, under the process of years, when
we will be mellowed and softened and
the wrong things whicii are in us now
will then be all right, forgetful of the
fact that an evil habit in cur nature
will grow into larger proportions and
that an iniquity not coirecied will become
the grandfather of a who't
eration of iniqaiues. So that peopic
without the grace of God in tfce struggle
and amid the annoyances and exasperations
of life ara apt to become
worse instead of better.
Now, the trouble is that we have a
theory abroad in the world that a man s
disposition cannot be changed. A man
say 8, "I am irascible in temper, and 1
can't help it." Another man bays, "i
am revengeful naturally, and i can't
help it." A man says, "1 am impulsive,
and I can't help it." And he leils
the truth. No man can correct his disposition.
I never knew a man by force
of resolution to change his lemperment,
but by his grace God can ta*e away
that which is wrong- and put in that
* whioh i3 right, and. I know and you
know people who shoe their conversion
are just the opposite of what they used
to be. In other words, we may, by the
spirt of God have the disposition of
Jesus Christ implanted iu our disposition,
and we must have ic done or we
will never see heaven. ''If any man
has not the disposition of Jesus Christ,
he is none of his."
In the first piace the spirit of Christ
was a spirit of gentleness. Sometimes
he made wrathful utterances against
Pharisees and hjpocmes, but the mcsi
of his words were kind aid *entle and
loving and incffensive at.d attractive.
vVhen we consiaer ike fact that he was
omnipotent and could have tern to
pieces his assailants, the wonder is
greater. We often bear the persecution
c
and abuse of the world because we cao
nut help it, Uhrist endure (' it when he
oouid save helped it. Liule children
who always shy o3 at a rough man
rushed into his presence and oiainberefi
on him until me people begged the
mother f4 take them away, iovalias
so sore with wounds that they could not
bear to have an-y one come near them
begged (jnrist juet ::oput his hand upon
the wound ana soothe it. Tr*e motncr
with the sickest chiid was wiihng lo put
the little one in Christ s arms. Sell
righteous people rushed into his presence
with a woman of debated character
and said, "Now, annihilate htr, blast
her, kill her." Jesus icoked at her and
saw she was sorry and repentant, ana
he looked at them, and he saw they
were nroud and arrogant and mali^ant,
and he said, "Let him that is without
sin cast the first stone at the her." A
blind man sat by the wayside making a
great ado about his lack of vision.
They told him to hush ap and not
bother the Mister. Christ stooped to
him and said, "What wilt thou that I
do unto thee?" Gentleness of voice,
gentleness ot manner, gentleness of
life.
"We all admire it whether we have
any of it or not. J ast as the the mountain
bln3 and the scaired crag love
to look down into the calm lake at their
feet and as the stormiest winter loves
to merge into the sunshiny spring, so
the most precipitate and impulsive and
-? V1 _ ^-n.1 o f/ . i hint nr f ho
IWUiUlC UftkUlC iUTto w v. %MV .
gentleness of Christ. How iittie we
na^e of itl How little patience in
treating with enemies! We have so
littie of the gentieness of Cr..st we are
not fit for Christian work h'-ii ii:3 ume.
"We do not know how to cornet met
bereft or to encourage the disheartened
or to take care of the poor. Even our
voice of sympathy is on the v?ro:;g
pitch.
My sister had her aria put out of
joint, and we were in the country and
ihe neighbors came in, and ihey were
ail sympathetic, and they laid hold ot
the arm and puiitd mightily until the
anguish was inioieraoit; but the arm
did not go to its pis.ee. Then .the old
eountry doctor wad sent lor, and lie
came in and with one touch it was ail
right. He knew just where to 'put his
fines? and inst how to touch the bone.
We go out to our Christian work with
toa rough a hand and too unsympathetic
a manner, and we fail in our
work, while some Christian, in the
gentleness of Christ, comes along, puts
His hand of sympathy on the e spot
?the torn ligaments are healed and tne
disturbed bones are rejoined. Oh. loi
this gentleness of Christ.
The dew of one summer night will ac
1 - t _ "ii * y i_ i
compiish more gooa man ov uanooean
whirlwinds, iiew important it is that
in going forth to serve Christ we have
some thing of his gentleness! Is that
the way we bear ourselves when we are
assaulted? The rule is an eye for an
eye, a tooth for a tooth, retort for retort,
sarcasm for sarcasm. Give him
as much as he sends! After awhile
c you look u: into the face of Christ,
and you see his gentleness, and you
say, "Well, now, 1 must do differently."
Then your proud heart says:
"Now you have your enemy in a corner.
You will never get him in a corner
again. Ghastise him, and then let him
go." So we postpone the gentleness of
ti?:?i u J:a:
V-/Ui.i3U X/1U /VU CYUI AUUY7 Ali) Ulxxi"
ealfcy to be healed by accrbity or hypercritism?
About45 years ago the JPres
byterian church was split into the new
school and the old school. The chasm
got wider and wider. ?Thc ieose outrageous
personalities were indulged in.
brood men on one side anathematized
good men on the other side. Wider
and wider the chasm got, until after
awhile some good people tried another
tack, and they begin to explain away
the difficulties, and scon all the differA
n rtAO tflAKA la*5 O TS /4 of Pit f iKllfff I
W1WCD TfUC UCA4CU) OUU JL ivwwwij
they shook hands and are one now to De
one forever.
Yon say to a man with whom you had
a falling cut, "I despise you." He
Faj3, ' I can't bear the sight of you."
Ycu say to hiio, "I never want you to
come to my bouse again." He says,
'if you eomo to my house again, I'll
kick you out." You say, "I'll put you
" * ()h. no." he says; 'i ll put
you down!' But some day the spirit
of Christ comes into you, and you go
ovtrasc j-a}; "My brother, give me
your hand. 'i':cr;e is shrrr, and eterniry
is near, and we can't aff >rd to quarrel.
Now, }e{. zygotes be bygones, and lei
U3 act iik?> Christians." It is all setlied.
Ho*? By the gentleness of
Christ.
Did you ever know a drunkard reclaiaud
by mimicry of his staggering
steps, his tfciek tongue or his hiccoueh?
No. You only madden his brain. But
>ou go to him and let him know jou
appreciate what an awful struggle he
has with iht? tvil habit, and you let
fcim know that you have been acquanted
with, people who were down i*
the fame dtp.hs who by the grace of
God have been rescued. He hears your
vc.tc^, he responds to that sympathy,
and he is saved. You cannot ecold the
woild into anything better. You may
- -1 - ?rk?
a'tract it into somecnmn Deittr. jw (
stormiest wind comes out from its hiding
?iaoe and s-ays, l,I will aroase this
sea-" And it blows upon the sea,
H*if of the tea is aroused or a fourth
jf' the sea is aroused, >et not the entire
Atlantic. Bat after awhile the moon
comes out. calm and placid. It sbioes
upou the s?a. and the ocean begins tc
lift. Itemoraoes all the highlands, the
beach is ail covered. The heart throb
of one world baatiDg acaiast the heart
throb of anoiher worlo. The storm
could sot rou?e the whole Atlantic; the
moon lifr*d it 4'And I," said Christ,
' if I be lifted up will draw all men unto
me
Christ's disposition was also cue -of
self sacrifice. No youDg man ever
started out with so bright * prospeoi as
Christ started cut with if he had been
w-illirg to fyl ow a worldly ambition,
[n the time that he gave to the sick he
might have gathered the vastest fortnne
of his time. With his power to popularize
himself and maguetizo the
people ho could have gained official
position. No orator ever won
such plaudits as he might have
won from sanhedrin and synagogue and
vast audiences by the seaside. No
physician rv?r got such a reputation
for hes?ii::g poser as he mi*hthave obtained
if he had performed his wonderful
cures before the Roman aristocracy.
I say thfse things to let you know what
meant whsn hs said, ''He pleased
oct himself," and to show something of
be wonders of his self sacrifice. All
human power together could net have"
thrown Christ iato the manger if he
had not chosen to go there. All Satanic
strength could not have lifted
Christ upon the cross if he bad not
elected himpelf to the torture. To save
our race from sin and death and hell he
faced all the scrrow3 of this world and
the sorrows of eternity. How much of
tbat self sacrifice have we?
What is self sacrifice? It is my
talking a losg journey to save 5 on from
fatigue. It is my lifting a great cum
ber of pounds to save you from the awful
strain. If. is a subtraction from
Djv comfort and prosperity so that
t^er" may be an addition to your oom
f.'-t and pro-p?rity. How much of
tl.at have we? Might not [rather say,
-- - - *"? rr\ A'lJ
"How little Jbave we. xwo cnuureo
?brother aod sister?were passing
down the read They were both very
destitute The lad had hardly any
garoieats at all. His sister had a coat
that eh-j had oufgrown. It was a very
cold day. She said, "Johnny, come
under this ccat " ' Oh no," he said;
"the coat. hn'c large enough!'' "Oa,"
she s^id, "it will stretchl'' He comes
under the cont, but the coat would not
streioh. So she took off the coat and
pat it on him. Seif sacrifice pure and
simple. Corist taking off his robe fco
cio'he our takednehs. Self sacrifice.
I have not acyuf it, norhave you compared
with that The sacrifice of the
Son of God.
f!hrictfc walkfcd to E umaus, Christ
waikec from Capernaum to Bethany,
Christ walked from Jerusalem to Golgotha.
How far have you and I walked
for Christ? His head ached, his heart
aehed, his back ached. How much
have we ached for Christ?
The disposition of Jesus was also a
disposition of humility. The Lord of
earth and heaven in the garb of a rustic.
He who poured all the waters of
the earth out of his right hand ?the
Amazon and the Euphrates and the
Oregon and the Ohio and the Mississippi?bending
over a well to ask a
Samaritan woman for a drink. He who
spread the canopy of the heavens and
set the earth for a footstool, adaiitiiDg
that he had not where to lay his head.
He whose chariots the clouds are, talking
with sore feet. Hushing the tempest
on Gennesaret and wiping the spray
of the storm from his beard, then aitling
down in the cabin beside his disciples,
as though he had done no moie
than wipe the sweat from his brow in
Joteph's carpenter shop. Taking the
foot of death of the heart of Lazarus
and breaking tnc chain of the grave
against the marble of the tomb and
then walking out with Mary and Martha
without any more pretension than
a plain citizen going out in tne suourban
village to spend the evening. Jostled
as though he were a nobody. Nicknamed.
Seated with pubiioans and
with sinners. King of heaven and earth
trailing his robes in the dust.
How much o? that humility have we?
If we get a few more dollars than other
people or tain a little higher position,
ob, how we strut! We go around wanting
everybody to know their place and
say, ''Is not this great Babylon that I
have built for the nonor of my kingdom
and by the might of my strength?"
Who has anything of the humility of
Christ?
The disposition cf Christ was also
the spirit of prayer. Prayer on the
mountains, prayer on the sea, prayer
among the sick, prayer everywhere.
Prayer for little children: "Father, I
thank thee that thoa hast hidden these
things from the wise and prudent and
revealed them unto babes." Prayer
for his friends, "Father, I will that they
be with me where I am." Prayer for
his enemies, ''Father, forgive them;
they know not what they do." Prayer
for all nations, ''Thy kingdom come."
How little of that spirit you and ) have,
tlow soon our knees get tired. Where
is the vial full of odors which are the
prayers of all the saints? Which of us
caa keep our mind ten minutes on a
-.1 . 1 O XT i _
prayer witnont wandering: ixocyou,
uot I. Oh, that we might have the
spirit of prayer which was the spirit of
Christ. Wc want more prayer in the
family, more prayer in the church,
more prayer in the legislative hall,
more prayer among the sick, more
prayer among the sged, more prayer
among the youog. The great advancement
of the church i3 to be in that direction
yet
While the council of Nuremberg was
signing the edict that gave the church
its freedom, Martin Luther was away
off in a room by himaeif praying for
that accomplisment. Though there
was no line of communication between
the place where the council was assem- j
bled and the room ^here Mart'n Luther j
was praying, Martin Luther suddenly j
rose from his knees ana said, *'lci" ac- j
complished; the church is Jree. \ ic- ,
tor.?, victory!" Oh, for this nirect |
lice of communication with the throne j
of God, fo that, it raav be said o( us a* |
it was said of Luther, "Repot what
he a?ked for!" We wvet, like Daniel,
to j-rav with our face toward ihe holy
city. We want, like Stephen, to pray
gazing into heaven. We want, like pulican,
to pray smiting on the heart of
conviction. We want, like Christ, to j
pray, the Christ who emptied his
heart of all its lifeblood scd then filled
it with the porrows, the woes, the
agonies of all nations
Cold mountains and the midnight air
Witnessed the fervor of his prayer.
'Dm anirit nf Christ. I rsmark lastly.
was a spirit of hard work. Not one
lazy moment in all his life. Whether
he was talkiag to the fishermen on the
beacS or preaching to the eaiiors on
^he dock or admiuiscering to the rus
tic3 amid the mountains or spending
an evening in Bethany, always busy for
others. With hands, heart, head busy
for others. Hewing ia the Nazareth
carpenter shop, teaching the lame how
to walk without crathts, caricg the
ohild's fits, providing rations for the
hungry host. Basy, bujy, busy! The
haray rnea who pulled the net out of
the a?* filled with fbuudenng treasures,
the onepherds wbo hunted up grassy
plots for their fi.)cks to nibble at, the
shipwrights pounding away in the drydooks,
the winumakers of Kngedi dipping
the juices from the vat and pouriagthem
into the goatskius, were not
more busy tban Cnrist. Busy, busy
for others. From the moment he went
out of the caravansary of Bethlehem j
to the moment when the cross plunged
into the socket on the bloody mount,
bu3y for others. Does that remind
you of yourself? It does not remind me
of myself. If we lift a burden, it must
be light. If we do work, it must be
popular If we sit in the pew, it must
be soft, If we move in a sphere of usefulness,
it must be brilliant. If we
have to take hold of a load, give U9 t.he
light end of the log. In this way to
heaven fan us, rock us, sing us to
sleep. Lift, us up toward heaven on
the tips of your fingers under a silken
sunshade. Stand out of the way, all
you martyrs who breasted the fire!
Staad out of the way aodlet this colony
of tender foo-.ed modern Christians
oome up and get their crowns!
v t ._j j i r\
W nat iras } oar juyru uuue tu yvu, \j
Christian, that you should betray him?
Who gave yon so mush riehe3 that you
can afford to despise the awards of the
faithful? At this moment, when all
the armies of heaven and earth and
hell aro plunging into the conflict, how
can you desert the standard? Oh,
backslidden Christian, is it not time
for you to start anew for G-od and anew
for heaven?
Njw, I have showD you that the disposition
of Christ was a spirit of gentie
ness, a spirit of self-Bacr;fi.5e, a spirit
of humility, a spirit of prater, a spirit
of hard work?five points. YVill you
remember ihtm? Are you ready now
IKJX LI_LC IJLOiuguviuud auuvuuwutvuv w*
the test? "If any man have not the
spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
Are you ready for that statement? Can
we stand up and say, '"Yea, we have
the spirit of Christ? ' Not one of Ui
can make that answer to the full question.
jet I am to declare to you there
is no discouragemeut in this subj .ct
for Christian people. You have the
seetls of this character pian-ed in your
soul. 4'lt doth not yet appear wcat
we shall be." - You might as well blame
an acorn for not being an uak of a
thousand years as to blame sourtsel? because
you are not equal to Christ. You
have the implaatatien within vou
which will enlarge and develop into the
grandest Christian character, and there
is no discouragement in this te^t for
you to try to love and seire the Lord.
Aim high. Sneathe not your Sifora
antil jou have eained the last victory.
Climb higher and higher uatii you
reach the celestial hills. Crowns
bright and radiant for all the victors,
but death to every deserter.
Eanaa on Trusts.
Senator Hanna took hold of a live
wire when he undertook to handle the
trust question and the harder he grips
it the more he burns his fingers. He
was quoted recently as saying that the
trust iS3uo was a farce because thsre
are no trusts in the couatry. This
started a ho??l of derision from all
quarters, and now Hanna undertakes
to explain his meaning thus: '"When 1
said that there are no trusts in the
meaning of the law I did not bay that
there are no combinations of capital, j
nor did X say that there are no combinations
of capital that work injustice
to the people and harm to the country.
In the 3trict meaning of the iavr of this
country, however, mere are no trusts.
Let any one look up the commercial
definition of the word 'trust' and he
will sea that I am exactly right." This
statement ha3 the merit of being intelligent,
which the .declaration that there
are no trusts lacked, but it does not
help Senator Hanna's party very much,
if indeed it does not put the Republicans
in a very serious position.
The Irony of Fate.
The Convention of Spanish War Veterans
continued its business meeting at
Washington Wednesday, with about
taro'nf.'n TriomKATQ nroaor.t Tho
item of interest in connection with the
election of officers was the election of
Col. James H. Tiliman, of South Caro
lina, as.senior vice commander-in chief.
Major Harold Megrew, of Indiana, had
been nomina?ed for this office, but
withdiew and suostituted the name of
Gen. Joe Wheeler, who received four
votes in the balloting. The convention
decided on a uniform of mixed blue ana
gray, as typical of a union between the
North and South daring the Spanish
war. The following officers were elected:
Commander-in-chief, Gen. Nelson
A. Miles; senior vice commander-inchief,
Col. James H. Tillman, South
Carolina; junior vice commander-inchief,
Col. Wm. H. Hubbell, New
York; inspector general, Col. Frank H
Harrington, United States marine
corps; judge advocate general, M^jor
Charles K Miller, Ohio; sargeon general,
Dr. Clifford Cox, United States
iiavj.
Charleston's Water Supply.
The special committee from the city
council that has in charge the w jrk of
providing Charleston with a new water
supply has been in session all day. It
is understood that the new enterprise
has been definitely provided for. fne
scheme is to bring water here from the
Edisto river at a cost estimated to be
$1,500,000. The supply to be guaranteed
is 7,000,000 gailons per day. The
committee declines to give out anything
for publication be-ure its report
is made to the couiic:l bat it is well
J j.__J jL. C.J.: T
uauerstuuu mat inn u^uuiu'ulis nave
been successful aod that Charleston
will be given an abundant supply of
pure water within the next few months.
ALL WIPED OUT, i
!
! i
; The Filipinos Kil's or Captures |
one Entire Ccrnp^ry
i OF UNITED STATES TROOPS. '
1
Th? Corr.pany was Recruited '
In Atlanta, Ga. Supposed j
Gunboat Viialob?s Said to ,
be Captured.
Gen. MacArthnr Friday cabled the !
war department from Manila that on
Sept. 11, Capt Devereaux Shields with '
51 men of Co. F, Twenty ninth volun- 1
tter infantry, left Santa Crnz for TorV
ktKM VIAM UAAM I'fATn
| IJLJU5. llUblllU^ lirtO k/ccu ucaiu iivia
him sioce and it is suppoped that tbe :
entire party, including Capt. Shields, 1
has been captuped with many killed ;
and wounded. The cablegram follow?:
Manila, Sept. 23.
Adjatant Genera!, Washington:
Sept. 11, Capt. Deve-reaax Shields,
51 men. Co. F. Twenty ninth regiment, 1
U. S. V. I., one hospital corptman, '
left Santa Cruz, Marinduque, b? gun- (
boat Vilalobes for Torreyjos intending
to return overland Santa Cruz. Bave 1
heard nothing since from Shields. !
Scarcely doubt cntirs party captured ''
with many killed, wounded. Shields
among ktter. Information sent by let- !
ter from commanding cfficerat B :ac, j
dated Sept. zucn, recei/ea oept. z*,
consisted of rumors through natives. >
Yorktowa and two gunboats, Anderson (
(colonel Thirty-eighth infantry,) two <
companies Thirty-eighth infantry, sent
Mariaduque immediately. Anderson 1
confirms first report as to capture but
unable Sept. 27 to give details present ,
whereabouts Shields and party, names |
killed and wounded. This information j
probably available soon. Anderson has ]
orders com mence opejations immediate- <
ly and move relentletsly until Shields' '
party rescucd. All troops expected <
soon. Logan will be sent Marinduque ?
if necessary clear up situation.
Mac Arthur. ]
The Twenty-ninth infantry was recruited
at Fort McPerson (Atlanta,
Ga ) C<*pt. Shields was lieutenant colonel
of the Second Mississippi during *
the Spanish war. He was made cap- i
tain in the Twenty-ninth infautry July ]
5, 1899 He was a resident of Natchez,, j
Miss., where his wife now resides. The 1
scene of this latest reverse is a small j
island lyiDg due south of the southern
coast of Luzon and ab)ut 300 miles
from Manila. Marindnq ie is about 24 i
miles in diameter and was garrisoned i
by two small detachmenti of United
S:ates troops. One of these was at j
Boac on the west coast of the island *
and the other wa* at Santa Cruz, the ;
principal port on the north side. (Japt
Shields auDears to have started from
Santa Uruz on a gunboat for Toneyj
)9, a email coast port and it is inferred (
that the boat as well as the b<-dy of j
troops under that officer has been cap
tared, for the dispatch makes no rcf- i
erence to her return. ]
The Anti-LynciiiiigLaw
The anti-Iytching law of this state ,
making the county responsible for i
damages to the family of the yictim, 1
has received another black eye. Oj
January 4, 1897, hz&i Brown, a negro, i
wa3 found hauging to the railroad cross- j
icg at Stillton, Orangeburg county, his I
necfc broken and his body "'idled with i
b"ullet3. Brown's father Drought suit i
against the county for .lamages last <
year, but the jury promptly brought in <
a verdict for the county. The verdict i
was set aside by Judge G-age, and I
another trial of the same case has been, j
tad last .week, and another verdict ;
rendered for the county of Orangeburg, j
Tni djfense offered no testimony, rely- 1
icg upon the failure to prove a lynohing ]
wh:oh they contended required the con- ]
currence of a mob or a multitude of <
persons. JtsaoUanan, toe presiding
judge, charged the jary that a lynching
might be committed by a mob or by
any person or persons, but the charge
appears to have ha 1 no effjet on the
jury. A motion for a new trial will be
made, but this second verdict shows
conclusively that the anti-lynching
provisions in the constitution of 189 j
is a dead failure so far as it provides
damages for the heirs of the victim,
though it is admitted that in its primary
objscc, the suppression of lyncning in
this state it has been largely tuc
A Fool College President,
A dispatch from Jonesviile to the (
Greenville .Ne*s says Misees Etta s
Hames and Lizzie Littlejohn vent to a
Hickory, N. U., to enter (Jlarernont s
Female college. After the two youag t
ladies spent one night and looked c
around they were dissatisfied. They <
Houid not be matriculated and pro- c
posed to return home. The president
demurred and refused to let them gj.
They wired home tne situation and a
their parents wired them to return, a
but the president still refused to let a
thum irn Miss Tj'ttlfiiiihn eot awav
and came home. i\ L. Hamea went ^
over to Hickory after his daughter and r
President Hatton refused to give up r
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EILL ASP'S ElFMIffATIONS.
j
Three? cf the Old Philosopher's Friends j
Died the Same Day.
Hot like a butterfly cur thoughts
fiifc fiom fl.>w(r to flower, feeding upofi
the ever changing cental food?. Sometimes
they ?oar to heaven or nestle
among the star?, but their home is
here among our people, our friends and
kindred and the concerns of our daily
life. Who has not wondered how he
catcc to be thinking of this thing or
that, &rd traccd it back to something
wholly irrelevant, but leading on by
bhsdowy lines. Bat a little while ago
[ was gsdly thinking about the sudden
death of three more of mv ?ood friends
?friends whom I loved and everybody
loved whn knew th^m. Mr. Moore, of
Auburn; Colonel Myaatt, cf Atlanta,
and Dr Goetchius, of Rome, left us on
the same day. They were* good men,
and the world was made better by their
presence.
I was thinking especially about Dr.
G-oetcbiup, the preacher, whose iouroey
and destination vas eo suddenly
shaneed, for ho had bought his ticket
for Tallulah Falls, there to soeca his
vacation, and was to take the train at
3 o'clock. He rose from his bed at 2,
and at 3 he was dead and his spirit
soaring heavenward. Then I thought
about Mrs. Barbsuld'3 lines, that fit so
well:
"Lift:; we have been long together,
[n pleasant and in cloudy weather;
Tin hard to pari when friend* are dear,
Perbap3 'twill cost a sigh or tear.
rh-n steal awaj?give little warning;
Choose thint own time,
Say not goodnight, but ia some brighter
Clime
Bid me good morning."
Then I ruminated about that wonlerful
woman. Hsw she was tbe first
to write story books for the children
ind hymns for the church, and how her
life was spent in tbe schoolroom among
the children that she loved. And then
[ recalled that beautiful hymn that she
wrote:
'How Vest the righteous when he dies,
When sinks the we<ry soul to rest,
How mildly beatn the closing eyes,
How gently heaves the expiring breast "
And then I thought of the words of
Balaam, upon which that hymn was
Pounded: ' Oh! may I die the death of
:he righteous, and may my last end be
[ike His." And this reminded me of
the other words of Balaam: "What
bath God wrought?'' That was the
6 ret mrssage sent over a telegraph
wire It was sent from Washington to
Baltimore, by Miss Anna Ellsworth,
the daughter of the commissioner of
patents. She had been very kind to
Professor Morse, and tie tiad promised
that she should send the first message.
This was sent on the 24th day of May,
1844 and two days later tbe second
message was BeDt from Baltimore to
Wasbiogton, announcing that James
K. Polk had been nominated for prescient.
I remember all this, for 1 was
in college then. Bat stil! the? people
<rerrt incredulous, and waited for the
mail traio to bring the news. Then I
ruminated on the hard lot of great inventors,
and how Morse spent all of his
small estate and received but little encouragement,
being so utterly poor that
be had to go without food at times for
twenty-four hours, and how he pleaded
with corgross for three years in vain
?or an appropriation to help him p?r
feet and build a line to Baltimore?and
kow at the very last, when he was in
3eepair and had given up all hope, congress
did at midnight,-on tbe last day
>f the session, pass the bill for $30,500.
and Anna Ellsworth came running
to him ia delighted haste and told
aim the good news. What an agon
1 ? 1 1 1 1 11 .L
zing lire ne JDaa lea caring: an tense
rears, for he had been refused help at
borne and had been to England and to
Prance in search of it and found it not.
Now just think of it. After he bad
juilt his first lines and his success was
?6tablished he offered hi" patents to she
United States for $100 000, and it was
efused, and he was const rained to sell
:o private parties an invention that
ioon came to be worth one hundred
Billions But he died full of years
md full of honcr.s, and oven France
n&de him a donation of 400,000 francs.
CI'hat a w naerful man?perhaps the
greatest all around man that ever
ived?for he v?as a rainier of dictinciion
asd renown, the pupil and the
)cer of Allstoc and West, and the city
>f Oharleston was his best friend and
matron, and has t>ow his portraits of
yionroe and LaF^yette. He was a
iculpfor, an architect, a philosopher
tnd a poet, and he v> ould have reached
he top in all had he not beoome so ab
iorbed in harnessing the lightning. As
l runtipr'r.f ftonrsfl he was kent in litl
:ation several years, and <nher parlies
ried to steal his invention, but the
suprema Court of the United States
lid finally affirm everything that he
ilaimed. Ha died ia 1872 in his
lighty-firstyear.
Here my thoughts rested for awhile,
ir.d then returned to Dr. Goetohius
>rtd the many other friends who have
;one before and have left me almost
Jono. How fondly our minds cling to
he friends of cur youth?our schoolnates
and college mates?and every
iow and then we bear of another who
las dropped out of line, and like the
larber in a barber shop old Father
rime whispers "'next " My dear old
riend Jim Warren still lives to greet
oe when I come and so does Chess
toward and Dr. Alexander and His
troiher and E?an Howell. Then I replied
tbe graod and beautiful worJs
>f Ingalls, spoken in his eulogy on
Senator Beck: "The right to live is,
n human estimation, the most sacred,
he most inviolable, the most inalien,ble.
The joy of living is such a
plendid and luminous' day as this is
nconceivabie. To exist is exultation,
Po live forever is our bublimest hone.
Po knew, to love, to ac&icve, to tritcaph
is rapture, and yet we are all un[er
sentence of death. Without a trial
>r opportunity of defense, with no
;nowledge of the accuser or the nature
,nd , cause of the accusation; without
icing confronted with the witnesses
.gainst U9, we have been summoned to
he bir of life and condemned to death,
"here is neither exculpation nor apieal.
The tender mother cries pasionately
for mercy for her first bom,
:ut there is no clemency. The craven
elon sullenly prays for a moment in
rhich to be aneled. but there is no re- i
irieve. The soul hopelessly beats its
rings upon the bars, shudders and dis
ppears.
"Bat the death of a good man is not I
u inconsolable lamentation. It is a
train of triumph, and he may exclaim
rith the Roman poet, lNon omnis
loriar,' and turning to the silent and
inknown fature can rely with just and
easonable confidence upon that most
mpressive assurance ever delivered to
he human raoe, 'He that believeth in
oe, though he were dead, yet shall he
ive, and whosoever liveth and beieveth
in me shall never die.'"
Mr. Ingalls might have added one
nore shadow to his dark picture of
,eath by saying that he not only con- '
dcmned us without trial or witnesses or
an accuser, but the pitiless old rascal
would not even give the date of our execution
nor the manner of it. We arc
to die, that is certaio, but when or how
or where we know not. Think of Dr.
Goetchins, dressed at 2 o'clock with
pleasant anticipations of a rest at Tallulah,
amid tbe sonnd of falling waters
that soothe the poul, bnt within an
hour he was a helplesp, lifeless corpse.
Senator Ingalla was a gifted man?
not a word painter, but a thought engraver.
For years he was our enemy
and harbored prejudices against our
people, but after he had visited Texas
and studied tbe negro and his race
traits, he returned home and declared
that he was unfit and unworthy of freedom
or any political franchise.
But enough of this. Now let me add
that up to this date I have received
one hundred an$ .seventeen copies of
the poem that 1 asked for, and the
number increases with every mail.
They have come from every Southern
state. I began to write pleasant words
and thanks to those who have troubled
themselves to please me, but I have
had to stop, for my old eyes are weak
and my hand frets tired. I can only
thank them ill at once, and say how
prateful I am that so manv know what
I did not know. It hnmbles mv pride
and takes away soTie of my vanity.
Some of my scattered friends give the
author?hip to Miss Flora Hastings,
Qaeen Victorii'e maid of honor, and
some to George D. Prentice, and one
to S. S. Prentis, but the large majority
are correct in naming Charles Mackay.
He was born in Perth, Scotland, in
1812, and during our civil war was the
American correspondent of the London
Times. He easily stood first among
the modem English poets, and was the
author of many prose works.
BILL ARP.
SLY OLD LI HUNG CHANG.
How the Famous Chinese Minister
Proved the GnlltoS Wonld-Be
Poisoners.
Many residents of Chicago will remember
the visit of Li Hung Chang to
thta city during the aged Chinese minister's
tour of the United States. His
quaint observations on men and things
were distinguished by -wonderful
shrewdness, which shows itself in
everything that the old) man says or ^
does. A characteristic story is now
in circulation regarding him. He was
engaged in a bitter fight with some of
OUV JiiUlV ^ iiir.m Ifr- I ^ vi IUV
tsung-li-yamen, -when he received as
a present a magnificent but, as he had*
every reason to believe, a poisoned cake.
Ee put the cake aside and set all his
paoBa; .Saiaq amuo sq; 'injss9oons
jf^-iBd SBAV noi^SiT.saAUi sqx *}Oid
sq* jo xno;;oq aq* ;b sbav oqAi. ^no
put; o; ^ao.?. 0} Ajaaiqocni Tti;j3A\od
to three men, of whom one at least
was absolutely guilty. Li had the trio
arrested and brought to him. The
cake was produced, with the remark
that "politeness forbade his tasting it
until the three generous dbnors had
had an opportunity to enjoy its excellence."
Li cut the cake and one of his servitors
handed] it to the unwilling guests.
Each took a piece and ate, or pretendedto
eat. One crumbled the pieces and
let them fall to the floor, but the other
two ate calmly, without manifesting
any emotion. 'Ten minutes and the
two men began to show symptoms of
suffering. Li smiled benignantly and
said to the man who had not eaten:
"Your wisdom is so great that I am
compelled to preserve your head as
a souvenir to transcendent genius."
The man was removed and! promptly
decapitated. To the other two the
premier remarked):
"The cake that you are eating- is not
the one you sent, but one which I had
my ccok imitate. The poison from
which you are suffering exists only in
your imagination. I know of no way
to cure your present pain except "by
letting you share the fate of your
friend who has just left the room."
Not to Be Discouraged.
"Polite society" is often at its wits'
end to devise means of getting rid of
people who are not wanted as callers
or" visitors, but who will not take a
hint; for polite society cannot say in
so many word's: "I do not want you
to come again." A French paper repeats
this dialogue between two ladies:
"And so you still receive that dreadful
Mme. Comeaffain?"
"Impossible to get her to take a
hint! Do you know, the last time she
called I never offered her a chair!"
"And -what was the resnlt?"
"Result? Why, the next time she
came she brought a folded camp !
stool!"?Youth's Companion.
Not One.
"Young Goslin is in love with all the
girls," said Wintergreen. ' ]
"But what particular girl is in lore
with him ?" asked Terwilliger. i
"The girl who would be in lore with
him would not be a particular girl."? 1
Town Topics. I
Snnb* Regretted.
"A man can't be too careful whom he
snubs."
"What do you mean?"
"Why, every once in awhile I've
snubbed some plain people who after- j
ward came into a lot of money."?
Bloomington Pantagraph.
JtllfeQ Meat. 1
An excellent jellied-meat for picnics
or camp is this old-fashioned stand-by
of our grandmotners. uetr lour pigs'
feet -with legs to the first joint and boil
in a pot of water without salt until the
bones fall out. Take the meat from (
the liquor, stra!n and set away to cool.
In another kettle have a shank of beef
sawed and cut. Boil this in unsalted
water until very tender. Remove the
meat and set the liqnor away to cool.
The next morning remove the fat from
both liquors, cnt the meat in small bits,
add the liquor the pigs' feet- were
cooked in (the beef liquor can be utilized
in soup), salt, pepper and spice to
taste, heat and pour in molds to har3a?
T-f la nrT? 4A CQV
this meat should be prepared at home,
the day befora using-.?Washington
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WIND PRESSURE Iff TROTTING r
Secret That Hat Been of Great Benefit
to Jlanr Very Shrevrd
Drivers.
"Not one man In a hundred even
kraongprofessional drivers, seems to ap nr^fltA
lTTrnortance of taking ad
vantage of the wind," said an oldidriver
the other day. relate* the Chicago Inter
Ocean. MI have studied. It for years,
and many'* the time it has been worth
dollars and cents to me in driving a race
or in showing a horse to a buyer under
the watch. Not long ago a man came
here to see a mare in my stable, with a
view to buying if she could show a
quarter in 35 seconds. The wind happened
to tfe blowing good and strong
from the west, so I raid to him as I took
the mare out on the track for the trial:
'I'll just move her slow through the
home stretch here so you can see her
way of going, and when I get aroundi
T'n -fo.+ v.tWk? KQ/?L
Lii^ JL ii xaov U|/ WUV wuvut
stretch.' Well, it "wasn't any trick at
all for her to go that quarter with the
wind in 83 seconds. Mr. Buyer never
tumbled, and I got my price for the
mare. Now, if I had tried to show the
first quarter down the home stretch,
going aga'.nst the wind, .she couldn't
hare tro'.ted it in 0:38. Another time
away hack in the first part of April I
drove a green trotter a quarter one day
in 0:30%. It caused: a big stir, and lots
of people who timed the trial said I was
a fool for doing it so early in the season.
They didn't notice that my horse
was going before a stiff wind. I didn't
say anything to them, but I say to you
that It was easier for that horse to trot
that Quarter in 0:30^ than it would
have been to drive him a quarter the
other way of the track in 0:36. Yet if
he had trotted over the same ground
the other vray in 0:36 nobody would
have thought it was worth talking
about.
"I learned to take advantage of the
wind when I used to drive races on the
kite track at Independence, la.," continued
the trainer. "I remember one
time I had' a little soft-hearted mare
that couldn't go the last end of a mile
to save her neck, and she was entered
in a race against some game horses of
greater speed. I thought I would be
lucky to get fourth money. One of
those prairie winds was sweeping over
the kite almost in the faces of the
horses as they went away. I happened
"to get off right behind two of the good
ones. They were fighting for the lead
and) trotted together like a team. Pretty
soon I noticed that, "while they appeared
to be laboring, my mare was going
easily. For a moment I fcouldn't
understand Jt. Then it struck me that
she was in a goo<? position where she
was protected from the head wind,
which the horses in front of her had to
breast. I just let her trail until we
got around past the turn, where the
wind caught us the other way. Then I
turned; her loose. The good horses were
exhausted) and my little soft-hearted
mare stepped! right away from them in
the race home. Pre won many a race
by those tactics since then.
4rRtr tpott at?r ?+rilr? rnn
that the secret of Ed Geers' style of
driving a race ia right there in the "way
he has of protecting his horses from
the -wind? Geers nearly always drops
behind the pole horse, you know, and
trails until he strikes the home stretch;
sometimes until he is half -way down
the stretch. I don't know whether he
does it intentionally, but he gets his
horse in a position where the atmospheric
resistance is next to nothing,
and there he stays while somebody
else breasts the wind. To my
mind it accounts for a great deal of
Geers' success. Even on a still day
a horse trotting a 2:10 gait has to plow
through what seems like a strong windt,
and a mere centle breeze seems like a
gale when you're going against it,
"To go back to the kite track at Independence,
I remember one day when
the wind wax whistling over the prairie
George Starr set ont to drive Direct a
mile against time. He went, down the
half in something like 1:01, with the
wind, of course, and> lots of folks
thought he was going to knock the
world's record into a cocked hat. I
don't remember how fast the mile was
?not much better than 2:10, though.
When he struck the head wind he
wilted, and before he got to the wire
he was so tired that he could! hardly
put one foot before the other. He juststaggered
home like a dead one, though
no gamer horse was ever foaled. I've
seen many another game one do the
same."
Mtieri la London.
The traveler is interested in getting
hi* letter* promptly. At his London
hotel there are 15 deliveries a day. He .
may drop a card in a post box at eight
In the morning-, get an answer at noon
and mail a reply which will get to his
friend before evening. Within the lasi
three years, whenever the post office
bill has come np in the house of representatives,
there has been discussion as
to the practicability of the pneumatic
dispatch. One might as well discuss
the practicability of the telephone.
They would smile at such suggestions
In London or Paris, where a slight addition
to the postage will secure a rapid
delivery by pneumatic dispatch. Another
great convenience in the postal
system abroad is the method of paying
money orders. One is not obliged to gc
i half mile to a branch, or three miles
to the central post office, to get his
money. The postman who brings the
order brings the money with him. You
receipt for it, and that Is the end of it.
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