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I The Press and Banner.
BY HUGH WILSON.
ABBEVILLE, S. C.
- ^-Published every Wednesday at S2 ft
year in advance.
Wednesday, July 11,1900.
Neither hii "Kxtreme" nor a" Fanal*
I ion I " ProhibitlonlNl.
Last week we asked Colonel Hoyt to define
bis position on the liquor question. Without
attempting to intimate his present convictions.
The^Iountaineer makes the followmg
"For the information of the Abbeville Press
and Banner, we copy the following paragraph
from the Baptist Courier of May 20th, 18s6,
wbich was written by the tben senior editor.
Colonel Hoyt: 'We are not an advocate of
high license, and for that matter tbe editors
of The Courier can safely challenge comparison
with their critics upon genuine devotion
to temperance principles so lar as they understand
the same. But they are not at all loth
to say that more than once tbe have presumed
to doubt tne wisdom of extremists, who will
not allow others to think for themselves, but
lay down an Inexorable rule for the guidance
of all mankind, and call itan Incontrovertible
In 18SU. then. Colonel Hoyt was not an " extremist"
on tbe subject of prohibiting the sale
of liquor, but he was opposed to "high license."
No intimation Is given as to the present
position of tbe Colonel. Why was his prohibition
principles doubted in 1SS6, even as they
Colonel Hoyt Is runulngostenslbly as a prohibition
candidate, with bis chief and most
pronounced supporter an advocate of high
license, belDg from our standpoint, the very
worst possible kind of llccnse.
The State may be said to be the head and
front of tbe license movement In this cam.
palgn, and yet Colonel Hoyt, who receives
the support of that paper, claims to be run.
Ding as a prohibitionist. If be can bead the
license ticket and gel tbe license vote and
IH then turn around and bead the prohibition.
9 ticket, be may be 6et down aR an expert
We presume tbat Colonel Hoyt will not de.
ny tbat be invited the opponents of tbe re*
at strlotlons placed upon tbe sale of liquor by
El the dispensary to Join bands with the "pro-,
ffi blbltlonlsts." It will hardly be denied tbat
tb9 liquor men are responding to this call.
Colonel Hoyt, at tbe Instance of Tbe State,
af may reasonably count on Retting tbe liquor
9| vote of tbls town and postrtbly of other townsK
If, then, Tbe State carries enough liquor
I votes to Colonel Hoyt to eleot him, will not
m Colonel Hoyt be under obligations to tbe edl|B
tor of The stute ? I ( under obligations to The
state, will not that paper, of right, dictate
g tbe policy of tbe Governor on tbe liquor quesgfj
Si If Colonel Hoyt, on a dead level, should not
be an "extremist" or a "fanatic" on tbe
Ha questionpfcpwtftb'ftton, what would he be If
S under obligations to a license newspaper? A
n >^~blgh license *' newspaper, at that.
mf It will be remembered bow that paper treats'
ed Ellerbe when be refused to accede to the
I terms of tbe alleged bargain, trade or underI
standing wltb tbat paper.
B It will be remembered too, tbat Tbe State
| withdrew its support from McSweeney when
I tbe Governor bad tbecourage to write bis own
a convictions In his annual message to tbe
a If Tbe State should succeed in electing Colo
Del Hoyt to the office of Governor,/foes anybody
believe that he would betray the confidence
of The State and prove himself an ini.v
grate to tbe man who elected him ?
No; Colonel Hoyt will not do this. If not
from principle, be could not of necessity. He
could not stand the skinning that would folIMTir
Colonel Hoyt.Is elected to office by the
Ol^P^Mor men, be will be bound In honor to
^^^ryiak^sometblng to them, and If be yields anyI^V/thlnlL
wiu tie not to that extent cripple tbe
' JW dl?peik..ry and open the floodgates for liquor!
Oolong Hoy t's address, wblcb was published
Immediately after bis nomination, read to
this newspaper very much like It had been
written b. The State or else Its Ideas, statements
and epithets had been compiled by the
Colonel an< put into a more compact form.
I That Hdd> sh, it Keems to us, after a very
cursory reading, contained littlo or nothing
about the dispensary that hail not been said,
perhaps, live b mdred times before by The
State. Our recollection of the reading ol that
address Is, that It contained very little as to
Colonel Hoyt's prohibition principles. The
larger part of it read more like an article
jruui x Lie omio iuau jiajlli tt )jiuuiuiuuuiom
/ is Just to himself that Colonel Hoyt
state his position on the liquor question. Tbe
> paragraph which he quotes from the Baptist
Courier seems to be In defense of his position
in 1880. If his position was doubted then, It
occurs to us that be needs to explain himself
' in 1900, when be Is receiving more pronounced
i ' support from license men than from anybody
|.r else. A man can't ride two horses going In opposite
directions, and It might be satisfactory
to tbe publlo to know exactly how Colonel
Hoyt proposes to dispose of the liquor ques.
tlon. To which faction does be propose to
give bis allegiance, If elected ?
Colonel Hoyt's oft repeated assertion that
be does not drink liquor is wortb nothing.
We have heard that liquor sellers
themselves are often total abstainers, and It
Is a well known faot that some of tbe best
' men the world has ever known have not been
averse to taking a little of the fluid which
brings a man victorious over all the ills of
Colonel Hoytowes It to himself to announce
bis principles and set at reft any doubts tbat
mov at lot in tho mln^c nf tha tcmnoron
; people as to bis liquor principles. He
can not be true to both the prohibitionists
and tbe license people. If be runs as a prohibitionist
while hand-lnglove with tbe
license men, one or the other party 1b obliged
to be disappointed, If not deceived.
As long as Colonel Hoyt Is the acknowledged
preference of the license men, does not this
fact put the real prohibitionist upon Inquiry
for a cause for ibis moet extraordinary pro*
The Dictator AgninHt Imperialism*.
Tbe Democratic party has a dictator la the
Hon. W. J. Bryan. Tbe nominating convention,
or some of Its members, humbly petitioned
tbelr boss not to require the slxteen-toone
plank. But, so to speak, tbe dictator
stamped bis foot, and ordered the plank. The
convention Inserted It.
Tbe New York Journal seems to be entirely
in favor of a dictatorship, and would, If necessary,
do away with Congress and tbe cabinet,
and give full power to Bryan. That paper
"Tbe country is coming to know and admire
that splendid stubbornness of Mr. Bryan's.
Tbe Democrats who did not agree^wllb blm
ou the silver question, annoyed as they were
with what seemed to them an unnecessary
sacrifice of political strength, are beginning
to be glad that they have bad-tbat revelation
of unconquerable. Inflexible oonvlctlon."
STEEL TRAP JAWS.
The Journal endorses steel Jaws, dictatorship,
and all. 3*1 *
* "We know that If WlQIam J. Bryan said
that anything was our Iplaln duty" he would
nhut that steel-trap Jaw of his and keep Congress
In session until that doty was performed
or the Congressional term expired."
Kentuckey, we believe, was In the Bryan
column last year. SLnce the 8teel Jawed
IHctstor Interfered with State politics, It may
he fair to set down Kentuckey In the MoKinley
I My Ice customers will remember t hut I will
iueet all cut prices ou lee. J. L. 1'errlu.
The State'* " Bent Man *' for Governor.
The State sometime ago gave as one reason
for supporting Hoyt for Governor, the assertion
that "Colonel Hoyt Is the best man."
That Is a catchy expression which we have
more thau once heard repeated. "The best
man " tits every single case without taking
Into consideration any of the others.
Of course, be is " the best man " for The
State and nil people ol its way of thinking.
McSweenty has proved his back bone and
stands tlatfooted on the dispensary, and he
would not do at all for the license men.
Colonel Hoyt is a Baptist. Of course many
Baptists would think that any Baptist must
be "a better man" than a Methodist candidate,
and therefore they must vote against
It Is reasonable for license men to think
almost any prohibitionist Is " better " than a
man wno eniorces ine uispeaHary i?w.
McSweeney has made a good governor, but
he has too much baokbone to be controlled by
anybody. Colonel Hoyt has not been tried,
but he cannot have more backbone than MoSweeney.
Colonel Hoyt is, therefore, " a better
man " lor The State.
Governor McSweeney is not sufficiently
defferential to " the Influential cla?B." He refused
their request to pardon a bigamist.
Colonel Hoyt has not been tried and ne
might yield. He Is, therefore, "the best
Although Colo.iel Hoyt never drinks a drop
of liquor, he possibly does not believe in " extreme
" enforcement of the liquor law, as McSweeney
does. It is therefore, absolutely oertaln
that Colonel Hoyt Is " the best man."
Mr. Watklns, of thjs city, isa Hoyt man and
believes In prohibition, home rule and boneBt
government He is a Democrat from head to
heel. He thinks It has come to a pretty pass
when a gentleman has to employ a negro to
buy his liquor. He knows that nothing
could be worse than the present plan of denying
liquor to a white man when a negro
can bny as much as he pleases.
Of course, Mr. WatklDs thinks Hoyt is " the
best man " for governor. He took the liberty
of naming a dozen or more citizens who
think as he does.tbat Hoyt is "the best man."
Th? AhheviiiA Press and Banner announces
tbat it will not give any "free advertising" to
(be Confederate reunion to be beld here in
August. The Idea of holding the reunion will
not be abandoned, however.?Greenwood in
What we said was this:,
"While requests to copy from the dally
newspapers may be perfectly acceptable to
those of our brethren who make Itarule to
copy as much as possible from the dally press
making their own publications a mere reprint,
yet unless the request to copy free advertising
Is sent directly to this office, we
sball not copy It."
Upon that platform we stand. If the gentlemeo
in charge of the Confederate Reunlou
at Greenwood or elsewhere want tbelr notices
published In the Press and Banner they must
send them direct to this offico. We will not
copy them from the dally newspapers.
In connection with this we will say tbat we
have received a one-cent circular letter from
Gen. C.J. Walker on the same subject. The
fact tbat it was published In dally newspapers
03 the same clay tbat it was received at this
i?ka? "11 ma mon/t
uuito, luiuiouco an tuc piuvi buau no ucvu
that tbe discrimination on bis part against
the country newspapers and In favor of tbe
dally newspapers, was intentional. For tbis
reason we shall not publish Mr. Walker's circular,
and if anybody doesn't like it, we shall
lose no sleep on the matter. ,
Of course if the circular letters of General
Walker bad been sent out tbe same day, tbe
| dailies would have had the advantage, which
j advantage In that instance, would have been
perfectly right, fair and legitimate, but wben
General Walker or anybody else expects free
advertising from tbiB office Jt must be sent
directly to us, and as soon as It is sent to anybody
Tbis may be a very small matter, and we
admit that it is, but we are only following tbe
example which the daily newspapers have
set. I presume nobody would stick a little
iree advertisement in a country paper, requesting
a daily paper to copy it. If he
should do so, it is quite likely be would learn
that free advertising in dally newspapers is
not secured in that way, and in tbe course of
time it is possible that solicitors of free advertising
will make their requests known by
sending their favors directly to at least some
(>I IIJC WUUUJ viuvcn,
The trouble in China Is assuming immense
proportions. The " powersare sending 100,(MM)
troops, warships and other appliances of
war to China.
The Christian missionaries and their converts,
seem to be the nrst object of Chinese
hatred, though all foreigners are, more or less,
subject to indignity and maltreatment. If
possible, they are worse treated than we
treat Mormon missionaries when they come
If China had preserved her own self-respect,
and ordered Americans from her soil at the
same time that CoDgress enacted our Chinese
exclusion laws, this trouble might have been
But should war oome, and should China be
divided, the United States should get a share
of the spoils.
"Steel Trap Jaws."
The New York Jouroal announces that
Bryan bag " steel trap jaws."
If tbe "Jaws" are big euougb and open
wide enough, be mlgbt, while trampoosfng
over the oountry offer ^ery strong arguments
to quell all opposition to blm. II Bryan, like
an allgator, could catchall opponents between
bis ponderous " steel trap Jaws," you could
guess tbe result. Tbe dictator would re-enact
tbe story of tbe lion and tbe lamb lying down
Tbe Dictator wltb Bteel Trap Jaws will
hardly be able to crush tbe life out of a sufficient
number of Americans to leave hjm a
At Kansas Olty last week William Jennings
Bryan and Adlal E. 8tevenson were nominated
respectively for President and VicePresident.
Tbe ticket suits tbe Press and Bannei as
well aB any other ticket that could be named
#Hot nlot f.wrrt Anrf ftnv nt.hflr ticket
would suit as as well as Bryan and Stevensoil
It Is tbe platform of principles which does
j net conform to oar way of thinking.
Hot in CHarleaton.
Tbe weatber baa been exceedingly hot In
Charleston. When Cbarlestonlans barn to a
crisp, they ought to come to Abvllle, where
they oan cool off. The temperature at no
time last week exceeded 100 in Abbeville. If
our people at any time should feel the least
bit chilly they can easily expose themselves
to the sun when a good temperature will be
restored. Just think of this, If you will,
while Charleston Is hot.
| Dividing Cblna.
Our people still talk of the division of Cbln?
oa If l? wam nnt a kilt rtat'i ronrlr fnr a Rewind
rate power. When Napoleon was asked why
he didn't attack China he said something
like this: "There are too many of them."
< Bat If the division of China Is to take place,
whether It Is an easy or a hard job, the United
8tatcs should get a share.
Be sure and go to Smith's
Dry Goods and Millinery for
what you want for the next
40 days, Lots of stuff will go
at one-half the regular price.
want at once
He Talkft IntereMluicly of Ibe Gubernatorial
Hampton's senator was in town yesterday,
on bis way to Clemson, where be bad business.
While In the city we bad tbe pleasure of meet*
in bim for a short lime.
Seuator Moulden makes a most cheerful report
of Governor McSweeney's candidaoy.
When asked if there was any truth in tbe rejjort
that*1 MoSweeney was disheartened and
thought of retiring from the race," he expressed
surprise and said that if McSweeney
was not elected on the first ballot, he would
certainly be In tbe sttond race, when he bad
no doubt of the result, or words to that effect,
lie said furiber, if It should be ascertalued
tbat McSweeney thought of withdrawing
from tbe race, that be w.ould never return to
He thinks tbe debt which was organized
against Governor McSweeney because he refused
to pardon tbe bigamist, has been abandoned.
If that war sbould be continued, tbat
act, of itself, would elect MoSweeney. The
people have no toleration for a bigamist, and
they have but little toleration for officers who
would pardon or condone the offence of
V\7t? ol-lrnH fho ftonotAr iHa ranflnn that.
moved Charleston to support Mcdweeney.
He replied, somewhat after this fashion:
"The young business men of the city are beginning
to assert themselves. They realize
the futility of butting their brains out against
a stone wall. They realize that there is advantage
In harmony and good feeling between
the city and the country, and that
Charleston, being in the minority,should not
expect too much concession from the majority.
That it is better to live in good fellowship
with the people of the State, and be in a
fact a part of the State, even it no political
advantage Is gained, than to be at outs with
the people. Charleston Is more than ever disposed
to fall Into line with the rest of the
State, and trust the majority to treat the
"Then, Senator, you think the blind tigers
are not responsible for the good feeling which
it is said Charleston has for McSweeney ?"
"Not at all. Charleston recognizes that It is
to her Interest to be at peace with the rest of
the State, and the best young men and the
best business men of the city are determined
that do eflort on their part snouia oe sparea
to bring about the desired result. The voung
men who are coming to the lront In Charleston
are business men, and they regard the
business interests of the city as of far greater
Importance than triumphs, or contests, in
trivial questions in politics. All shades of
opinion can be found in a city as large as
Charleston, but you can rest assured that
Charleston is waking up to her business interests.
And representative young men are
working for the unification of the leelings of
the people, and for the obliteration of every
thing like sectionalism.
'You believe that good men in Charleston
will support McSweeney?
I certainly do. McSweeney goes into the
race with clean hands and a level head. He
has good administrative ability, and be has
an official record which is unassailable. If
charges should be made he will demand proof.
In case the proof is not furnished be will
properly brand his accusers.
He Is originally from Charleston, and
many people there are proud of bis success
and will support him for that as well as other
reasons. Charleston is disposed to lay aside
her animosity to Tillman, even if she is not
grateful to blm, and McSweeney being the
equal of bis competitors, the city will support
the Governor who has been so conservative
and Just to all the people. Yes, sir; good j
men in Charleston will support McSweeney.
Young men get your girls
to decorate your vehicles and,
win the prize in the Floral j
So Smoke, But n<* Hot ns liliweit. j
Tiik ladles of Abbeville are Invited to call !
at the store of the Abbeville Hardware Cora-!
pany to see the Blue Flame Wickless Htove, j
that the Standard Oil Company In Introducing.
There Is no limit to the claims for Its I
usefulness, and If what it seems to be will be
a most valuable exhibition to those who may [
lie interested in the most scientific stove.
If you want to see
every pretty woman
in Abbeville, come
July 17, IS, 19.
-i ' a
only 40 (
i an oppor
s to be Use
jry at One
every day yc
?half the reg
The Floral Parade consist*
of ladies, gentlemen or children
in decorated carriages,
buggies, wagons, carts or Bicycles.
Frizes given for the
best decorated vehicle. Decorations
are either of natural
or artificial (paper) flowers or
colored buntings with evergreens.
The Farade will take
place last day of Carnival,
Thursday, at 4 p. m. Everybody
having a vehicle is
urged to enter the Parade.
Any information will be gladly
furnished by Mrs. R. S.
m m ?
Report of the Condition of
Tie National Bant of kMWt
at Abbeville, In the 8tato of South Carolina,
at the close of business, June 29, 1900.
Loans and discounts 8157,061 41
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.... 2.158 87
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation 18,700 00
Other real estate owned 5,797 07
Due lrom National Banks (not Reserve
Agents) .. 6,979 81
Due from State Banks and Bankers.. 918 25
Due from approved reserve agents... 4,426 46
Notes of other National Banks 8,700 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels,
and centA 588 99
Lawful Money Reserve In Bank, viz:
Specie 84,318 50
I egal-tender notes 9,451 00? 13,704 50
Redemption fund with U. S. Treaa'r
(5 per cent, circulation 987 50 J
Total 3215,072 80 '
Capital stock paid In S 75.000 00
Surplus fuod 15,000 00
Undivided protlts, less expenses and
taxes paid 4,654 42
National Bank notes outstanding 18,750 00
Dividends unpaid 230 00
ludlvldual deposits subject to check 53,881 "8
Demand certificates of deposit 17,650 71
ultlb payable 80.000 00
Total S215.072 80
State of Soulh Carolina. I .
County of Abbeville. |
I, Benj. S. Barnwell, Cashier of the abovenamed
bank, do solemly swear thattb^above
statement 1b true to the bestof my knowledge
aDd belief. Benj. S. Barnwell, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this lrtth
day of July, 1900. Julius H. DuPre,
N. P., 3. C.
Correct?A t test:
L. W. WHITE. )
W. JOEL SMITH, > Directors.
J. (j. EDWARDS. )
Closing out sale at Smith's
Dry Goods and Millinery for
the next 40 days.
452 Acres for Sale. ^,
Three miles from abbeville court
House, on the Due West road. Well improved.
EVANS GORDON.- ,
Abbeville, 8. C., June30,1900. *
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SOUTH CAROLINA HILITARY
TWO Beneflolary Scholarships are to be
tilled from Abbeville County by oompetllive
examinations. Application blanks, with
accompanying Instructions, may be obtained
from the County Superintendent of Education.
These blanks, properly filled out, mast
he In the hands of Col. C. 8, .OATiSDEN,
Chairman Board of Visitors, by the first day
July 4,19IM). 2t .. .. (
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STUFF will I
d for this S
>u will get sc
U.XUJ-L J|/X XUVi
ds and 1
furnished a Good I
day, July 18, at th
error to state last
would be given on
Tlin llinnoi* urill 1
JL lily l/lllllt/l If All P
j " The Dextei
Comfortable, Clean, J
Pure White Cotton, size G feet, 4 inc
on 30 days trial. A full stock of Pillowi
always on hand. Yours for furi
Phone8. j' J". 13.
The Season for Turnip Seed is
Seed for Every One. 0
Red Top Strop Leaf,
Panivanian White Globe,
Early White Flat Dutch,
Long Island Ruta Baga,
COME AND GET SEED NC
W. D. B
We extend a
to all our visitors
Carnival, and '
inspection of j
our Stock. it
Illl % I
For all kinds of staple or faney kcmuIh kI> or
and to tiaddon'N. <
eason. ' ^
" ' . ' s V
3 Veterans'will be
dinner on weanese
Carniyal. It was
week that dinner
the 17th and 19th. ye
given on Wedr
he9 long, 4 feet, 6 inches wide. Sold
3, Bedding and Furniture of all kinds
Abbeville, S. C.
Now Upon Up, and We Have
nly 25 Cts. per Pound.
JbCU iwp UIUUC,
Large White Globe.
Tas. H, Carlisle, LL, D,, Presid't, J
Sight departments uDder eieht professors.
Two courses leading to A. 11. and A. M.
library, Gymnasium, 1
AthleticGrounds, Lecture <'ourse.
Terms as reasonable as at any flrstclass colpge.
Session begins September2Stb. The excuses
Wofford Fitting School 1
Have been reduced from to $107
for the year.
For Catalogue address
J. A. Gamewell,
SPARTANBURG, S. C.
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Orders for ice promptly lllled when left,
ilh .J. I,. lVriin
CHINESE CIVILIZATION. '
Method* of Pniilnlilnir Crime Are Bnrbaric.
But an Kxciim I* OITerHl.
"One of tbe reasons why the Chinese object
toconverslou by missionaries is because iney
have already a pretly good religion ol their
own, said Richard Brinsley Sheridan, who is
at the bolel Kensington on bis way home to
England, after a fifteen monttrs stay in
Pekln and Tien Tsin. Probably more myths
have been circulated about China than about
all other countries put together, and some
day, when the powers shall have thrown
open tbe empire, we shall be surprised to find
tbeCblnesea pretty decent lot, suspicious of
foreigners only because tbey fear tbe disruption
of their own country. It is true tneir
modes of punishment and their manner of
administering Justice seem to our Western
minds barbarous and brutal: still, with tbe
Prencb Revolution fit. our backs and the
Snunlith ItiillHiyhte tiPfnra nnr fuoiia it tu nmro
sallHiactory for us not to Judge Chinamen
from our owa standards of mercy, but to
take them as tbey are, a strange people from
whom we Westerners have much to learn
morally and otherwise. t
"To begin with tbelr religion: A large
number of Chinese are Buddhists Buddha
was born 623 B. C. Chinese Buddhism embraces
a trinity Known as the Three Precious
Ones namely, Buddha, the past; Dbarma, the
present and the Lord ; and Lenga, the future
and the church or the priesthood. The moral
code of the religion contains ten prohibitions
?Kllllne, Mealing, adultery, lying, selling
wine, speaking fa se of otherK, seif-pratse and
backbiting, parsimony, and scoffing, uncorrected
anger, and reviling the three Precious
"The Buddhist Church In Thib?-t has Its
pope, Its caruluals, Its bishops, priests, and
ifunii, exactly as has the Roman Catholic
Churob. And more, It has Infant baptism,
confirmation, messes for the dead, rosaries,*
chaplets, sacred water, and processions.
"The teachings of Baddba were reduced to
, writingB.C. The entire canon of the faith
was compiled in A. D. 400. In this Buddha is
described as coming from heaven, being born
of a virgin, we corned by angels, received by
anoldsalot, presented in a temple, baptized
with water, and later with fire. He Is described
as astonlebiug the doctors with bis
' understanding, was latar led into a wilderness,
where he was tempted by tbe devil, and
thereafter be went ebout doing wonders and
, preaching. He was a friend to tbe poor, was
transfigured on a mount, descended Into belt,
and finally ascended Into heaven.
'an ancient kaith in china.
"It seems doubtful when Buddhism was
. Introduced-Into China. It's recorded, bow'
ever, that in tbe year 68 A. D. tbe Emperor
Han-Mlng-Ti bad a vision wherein be saw a
great golden image around whose head was a ,
halo, and it was believed it meant truth.
The Emperor's brother, PrlDce Isu, bavlDg
beard of Buddhism from India, said the vision
seen was nothing but the great Buddha.
A mission was sent forth, which retnrned
1 after some years, bringing back a wooden
image, a counterpart of the golden one, one
book, and a Hindu priest.
"The great temple at Pekln, called the
Yong-Ho-Kung or the Lama temple, Is a
Mongol Buddhist monastery, in which there
are some 1,200 acting priests. Here the dogmas
or Buddhism are taught nnder the control
of a Oagan.or living buddba.
"The studies comprise a course of instruction
In metaphysics, ascetic duties, astrology,
and medicine. t
i ."Many Chinese are Confucians. These fol:
low the teachings of Confucius, which are the
worship of anoestors. One of the provisions
Of tbls creed is that no sun shall live more
expensively than his fathers or mother.
IjiVTbe proverbs and sayings of a people are
Soiitays indicative of its character. Here are
tame Chinese sayings: 'If the blind lead the
blind (bey will both go to the pit.' 'An old
man marrying a young wlte is like a withered
willow sprouting.' 'A wife should excel
iQ.'foDr things, virtue, speech,, deportment
add needle-work.' 'Every day cannot be a
feast of lanterns.' 'Would you look at tbe
ibaimcier of a Prlnoe look at his minister, or
:tba disposition of a man, observe bis companion,
cr that of a father, mark bl* son.' '.Tbe
higher a rat creepa up a cow's born tbebqrrower
be finds It.1 'Let us get drank today
wbilfwe have wine, tbe sorrows of tomorrow
jjiiiy be borne by tomorrow.' v < :
f. MTbereis probably no other cbarteterUilfc
Which bu so branded the ChlpesA, as barbarians
as iiave tbelr? methods of pantefr
ment,' In, tb* Board of Pnnlthment* in
Pekin* which is tbe prison for ministers, they,
qqetbe nek, thumbscrews, bt;t iron*, to bora
oat eyea, elisors to oat aft ears, and t&nmbrings
to raapeoii men up by tbelr thumbs and
"Tbe (61 lowing 1b a story of a Chinese execution,
as told me by Sir Robert Hart, an
Eight prisoners were to be beheaded. Tbe
mandarin, wbo was tbe executioner, sat in an
open booth, and as tbe eight men marched
by him each was marked on tbe forebead.
Seven of the prisoners were to suffer for robbing
and murdering an old man. Tbe eigbtb
was a mandarin wbo bad been degraded
for an offente wbicb he declared be never
committed. .Once be bad been a great man
iu Cbipa, even As Li Hung (JbaDg. He bad
been ife prisoner for many years, when suddenly.
his execntlorier^ ^ordered by tbeJ^^SHIANWRIN
"'Tbe first seven men were executed neatly
an^d well, but wben the executioner came to
tbe deposed mandarin, be struggled and
declined to put forth bis neck, wildly vociferating
that be was innocent and bad been
unjustly accused and condemned. Tbe executioner
caugbt bis pigtail and dragged bis
bead forward from the body, with tbe result
that ihe head was severed only after many
blows hud been struck. Tbe bead and body
were terribly mutilated. Wben tbe bead finally
fell the mouth opened and closed as it
still trying to articulate the words "Injustice,
"The body remained kneeling and the arms
worked frantically In protest for some time
till knocked over. The spectators then ran
wuu uicau nuu uiuct own luuuniuun, wuiuu
they dipped Into tbe blood and ale. Ibe miperstitlon
being that tbls man bad died a
bero nnd ibat the blood of a brave man
would give courage to those tasting It.
"Among tbe favorite palace deaths is stoning.
Tbe victim is stretched out on bis back,
arms and leg* extended, and a man sits on
eacb of tbe limbs. The executioner appears
wltb a buge stone. If tbe victim has tbe
money to pay for a speedy death bla bead Is
crushed at once. Otherwise tbe executioner
may torture blm at will administering blows
wherever be pleases until the victim dies of
pain and loss of blood.
DEATH IN A THOUSAND PIECES.
"Tbe most dreadful punishment of the
Chinese criminal code is the Ling-Ch'i-,
wblcb means death In a thousand pieces, aod
wblcb Is Inflicted on men of women wbo
murd-r their parents. The condemned man
1b placed on his bark, arms and legs extended,
and fettered tc pegs In tbe ground. .iVlth
a knife tbe executioner backs off tbe flesh at
the eyebrows, the cheek*, tbe uose, tbe ears,
tbe breast, tbe hips, the tblgbs, and the
calves and then tbe hands are cut off and the
feet and the arms and the legs. Meanwhile
tbe body Is being backed wltb a knife by
another operator, who skillfully avoids vital
spots. Finally, when tbe victim is almost
dead from loss of blood, with a stab In the pit
of tbe stomach and a single sword blow at
tbe neck be Is finished.
ChrlHtlniiN Have Been Aitke*! to Renounce
New York, July 0.?The American cotmil
here has received a communication from
Taku under date ol Thursday, saying that
10,000 Chinese under General Nleh appeared
outside of Tien TbIu on Wednesday and reoccupied
tbe eastern arsenal. Says a Cbe
Koo dispatch to The Herald: The Chinese are
fortifying the native city of Tien Tsln.
The situation there Is considered critical.
Communication between Tong Ku and Tleu
Tsln Is again threatened.
Boxer Influence is Increasing in Shan Tung
province. Tbe Christians at Chinan Fu have
been called to renounce their faltb. Tbe
French consul reports that the China Cbou
Fu orphanage has been pillaged. A steamer
arrived from New Cbwang with nine refugee
ulsters and one priest from Moukden. where
tbe Catholic mission was burned, with three
sisters and the bishop murdered
An inflammable placard was posted In the
Ube Foo native city last night.
The cruiser Brooklyn, called here today. 4.1
Hours from Nagasaki, and proceeded to Taku.
rbree hundred and fifty marines intended
landing Sunday morning.
Tbe Logan, bearing the Ninth regiment ol
LJnltod States infantry, passed Cbe Foo on
Friday on her way to Taku.
Have your carriage and
Duggy decorated and enter
;he Floral Parade.
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W. E. Leslie,
A. O. Cochran,
or A. M. Held,
Abbeville, S. C. J uly .1,19W>,
Save your frulfs aud berries by using Amerl"
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t Speed Drug Compauy.
"TurnlpSeed Turnip Seed." A fresh supi|y
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