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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893.
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VOL. LVIII. NO. 39.
AN ABLE' ADDRESS
BY COUNTY LECTURER L.
Delivered at the January 3Ieet
ingr of the Edgcfield
Bro. President and Gentlemen:
It not having been the custom of
the Edgefield County Alliance to
call on its Lecturer for quarterly
addresses, I know you will par
don me for being unprepared to
But in complying with your re
quest to state my views on the
question under discussion., "What
is the cause of the fall in member
ship of the Alliance." I will be
as brief and succinct as possible.
I confess I have been pained to
note that so little real study has
been bestowed on the subject by
the brethren that have just given
us their opinions. The leading
idea seems to be that it is a "want
of interest," but that does not an
swer the question. What we want
to know is what has caused that
want of interest? Our brother
. stated that the loss to good mem
bers caused by signiug "joint
. notes" has caused it, and that is a
good reason. Co-operative buying
and selling is one of the best
cards of the Alliance, done with
caution and prudence, but if done
in a lax slipshod manner it will
destroy confidence and prove a
trump against us. When a brother
has to go down in his pocket and i
pay a few dollars for a defaulting
brother he considers that a clear ;
loss, and fails in most cases to i
give the Alliance credit for saving I
him perhaps ten times that amount I
in the articles of jute bagging and 1
guano alone. i
But I promised to be brief, and
in my humble opinion the whole 1
situation can be boiled down and i
-answered in" one word-inaction. ~(
- "Yes, Bro. President, we are not i
as an. organization working our
selves to death as charged by our '
enemiep, that our aggressive mis- ?
takes are proving a boomerang and
destroying us on the rebound, but
we are simply rusting out. The
great body of farmers are decid
edly utilitarian in their ideas, aud i
if we are not active and aggres
sive, and accomplish practical,
tangible benefits for our members
we juBt lose the members.
Right here the question arises,
"what shall we do to accomplish
practical tangible benefits?"
That, Bro. President, seems to be
the question that we are at sea
upon, that makes us appear as a
"flock without a shepherd," and
right here is where we need "born
I dou't profess to be a "born
-leader," but if my counsel is worth
anything this is the salient point.
Before the physician can benefit
his patient he must learn the na
ture of his disease, and then some
times' "doctors disagree," just the
dilemma we are now in.
I don't think it can be success
fully denied by any thinking man
that the primary cause of most of
our ills can be traced to sectional
or class legislation ; and no true
Allianceman will deny that it is
our right and duty to use our best
efforts to right those political
wrongs. And while I endorse and
approve the earnest efforts of our
Alliance leaders in a political di
rection, I am inclined to tbinK
that other important matters are
lost sight of.
It will take time and a good deal
of it to reap "practical tangible
benefits" fram corrective legisla
tion and just now time is one thing
we most need. Legitimate Alli
ance work can be summed up un
der two general heads; which is
political education, and business
Th** only fault I find with pres
ent leadership of the Alliance is
that the cart is put before the
horse; our needs being immediate
and pressing, we should not give
less attention to the political side
which is necessarily slow in its re
sults, but we should give more at
tention to the business features of
our organization which are of im
mediate result and "benefit." Self
ishness forms a large part of human
nature, and the farmer is no excep
tion to the rule.
"Will it pay me?" is tho first
question asked by, and to '?e prover
to, the average farmer. And again
if the Allianee -would hoM th(
united support of the farmer anc
the respect of its enemies,
get in the habit of "hustlinj
If we were to get up a figl
the cotton seed trust, or the
trust, or any trust that ha
haad of the thief in our pc
you would find the farmer
ing to our support just as ih
when we were choking the s
ing out of the jute trust.
.The price of cotton seei
(been 10t? 12 cents per I:
more in Mississippi than in
Carolina the past season and
informed that the price of
is about double what it wou.
were it not for the coffee trus
It is true that Edgefield c<
alone is powerless, but why
we take steps that will star
ball rolling all the way thi
the ?tate Alliance up to the
tiona!? Depend upon it
President, the farmer will 1
take off his hat and enthu6?
cally whoop for the great Far
Alliance so long as we sit on
stool of do-nothing.
Don't understand me to n
harsh criticism, . but we must
fess the truth before we can ex
a profitable change. While
thinking Alhancemeu kuow
our troubles are constituti
(political) in their nature,
that it wiil take constitutional
litical) treatment to remedy tl
my opinion is that we must rr
it pay as we go along, or we w
have the forces to administer
constitutional (political) tr
Bro. President, if we she
tackie and whip the sugar, or S?
other trus', it would only servi
sharpen the steel of the farn
and put the stiffening in his b;
that would give him the ched
tackle the gold trust, the tr
ibove all others that is sapp
the vitals of his progress and
happiness, tho trust that 1
confiscated the fruits of the pt
Lhat is robbing us of the opp
tunities of the present, and tba
about to shatter one of the great
5T~tne gitts ot 603, the nope of 1
We must make it "pay as we g
to gain the ear of the farmer
Bhow him that the reins of 1
national government are in t
hand of the thief.
Make it "pay as we go" wh
we show him the subtle influenc
of gold-bug legislature.
But, Bro. President, our frien
the enemy tell us that we can't i
fluenee legislation without goi
into politics and that we have
right to do that. They tell us th
that explains the retrogression
the Alliance, that politics h
Our political stand may ha
caused some of our weak-knei
brethren to drop off, but if it hi
it is our fault.
We should be careful to tea<
our members that the only polil
cal feature in the Alliance as f
organization is purely education?
that we only strive to educate ou
selves up to a sense of our right
and then have each member
select the party of his choice i
which to work for those right
That we do not intend to build x
or pull down any political pari
unless shedding the light of trut
on it does so. As to our right b
ing questioned to go into politic
we must teach the farmer that tl
right of the city democrats is ni
questioned to join that infamoi
Tammany organization. That tl
right of the boards of trade an
the chambers of commerce is ni
questioned to go into politics an
make political demands that wi
enable them to thrust the robbe;
hand deeper into our pockets. Thu
, the right of town and city dem<
crats is not questioned to go int
politics or the wage-workers leagu
a political institution gotten up b
raose-back politicians to use tb
industrial laborer to further thei
selfish purposes. Yes, Bro. Pres
dent, if we make it "pay as wc go
we can hold the ear of the farme
while we show him that ever
class of citizens has the right t
go into politics except himself.
In conclusion I repeat that if w
will only "get a move on us" an
accomplish "practical tangibl
benefits," we will not enly hoi
our own and stop this retrogressioi
but we will have to raise the flooc
. gateB to accommodate the farmer
seeking admission to our ranks.
We must keep up the fight if w
? would hold the enthusiasm of th
i farmer, and my observation is tha
. the great mass of the farmers ar
as ready to follow intelligent, busi
. ness leadership as they ever wer
and they are only waiting for th
k "occasion" io demonstrate tha
, their hearts are as deeply impress
3 ed with the justice of ourcause a
I ever before. ^
Gov. Tillman Defends the Ac
tion of the Clemson Trustees.
Columbia Register, Feb. 3,
The meeting of the Board of
Trustees of Clemson College in
this city last night occurring at tho
same time with the appearance in
the News and Courier of a
long and abusive interview with
Colonel Newman has caused the
officers'of that institution to be
brought prominently before the
public mind. The people of the
State learned that Colonel New
man's resignation had been de
manded, and then accepted, but
as nothing was said other than *he
brief announcement from the
Board that there was lack of har -
mony between him and the tBoard
of Trustees and the President of
the college, very little was known
as to the causes which led to this.
The Board did not give out any
statement on the subject last night
and refused to . take any official
notice of Professor Newman's in
terview. As that interview, how
ever, is aimsd_aJJtogether at Gov
ernor Tillman, a reporter cf The
Register broached the subject
yesterday and asked for an ex
pression of opinion fjom the
Governor on the 6ubj< ct. He said :
"My inclinations were to treat
this man and his interview with
silent contempt, ju6t as I do all of
the abuse and misrepresentations
of rae which is constantly appear
ing in the News and Courier. The
editorial in to-day's News and
Courier, and the interview itself,
are full of insinuations and as
sertions that the anthors of both
know to be false. The Trustees,
as a body, did not feel disposed to
dignify Colonel Newman by
answering his tirade, and I would
not do so, were it not the evident
purpose of the News and Courier
to war upon the collage, under the
guiseof friendship, by attacking
its administration through New
and are responsible to the people
and it is for their benefit I make
this explanation. In the first
place, there is not a member of
Board or of the faculty who does
not know that politics ha.\e never
had anything to do with the ac
tions of the Board of Trustees,
least of all with Colonel Nawman's
removal. My connection with the
Board of Trustees has nothing to
do with the office of Governor. I
am a jife member under Mr.
Clemsou's will, and so far from
the Trustees being "puppets" to do
my bidding and wreak vengence
for political differences, it is well
known that I have on several oc
casions in matters of grave im
portance been outvoted, and seen
things that I did not approve, re
ceive the sanction of the Board.
We are a hard-headed set and
every man does his own thinking."
"Governor, what was the trouble
about the water works and stand
' Those were mere incidents of
Professor Newman's removal, and
not the cause. Why, so far as the
stand pipe business' is concerned,
two-thirds of those who voted to
call for his resignation voted to sus
tain him in that matter."
"What was the vote calling for
"It was six to four, and the
mover of it a man who was not a
Reformer in politics."
"How did the vote stand for ac
cepting the resignation?"
"Eight to four, and the division
was not along political lines."
"Why did the Board not give
Professor Newman a hearing?"
"Because there were no charges
against him except from Trustees
"What was the matter with him
and President Craighead?"
"He would neither obey orders
or co-operate with the President,
although the Board of Trustees
had placed the President in ab
solute control of all the depart
'.In what way did his behavior
displease the Board?"
"Well, that's too long a story,
and it is not necessary to go into
particulars. We recognize Colonel
Newman's ability, but he nevei
recognized anybody else's right 01
ability, but thought he knew it all
After his resignation had been
called for, there was a possibility
of matters being adjusted, had he
shown any spirit of subordination
but instead of this he wrote r
most outrageous and insulting
letter to one of the Trustees . be
tween the meetings of the Board
and that fixed it. His undignified
and ungentlemanly attr.ck on
President Craighead shows what
manner of man he be."
"Has the episode created any
division among the Trustees?"
"No. There is perfect harmony,
and the News and Courier, which
has always been known as the
enemy of the college, can keep its
advice and its sage observations as
to our duties, to itself. We neither
want any advice or pretence of
friendship from that source. The
people have confidence in the
Trustees and the success of the
college thus far is a guarantee we
can take care of it without any
help from the News and Courier.'
"One more question, Governor
Why did the Bjard bind them
selves to secrec) ?"
"It was to spare Colonel New
man. We did not want to injure
his chances of getting educationa
Glad the Cause Was Lost.
New Orleans Picayune.
Judge Emory Speer of Savannah
Ga., who is a native of that State
and was a soldier in the Confede
rate army at the age of 16, made a
a sensation the other day by going
out of the way in his address to
the grand jury to deliver a little
lecture on the outcome of the late
war. He said that he was glad
that the lost cause was lost, and
that it was far better for the South
and for the whole country that
it was so. If the Southern States
had triumphed in the struggle the
Confederacy would have had to
maintain L lerge standing army
to keep its borders heavily fortified
and guarded, and would have been
in continual warfare with the
spirited and determined people
of the North. It would by this
time have been under the dominion
of a military oligarchy, and the
masses of the people would have,
been impoverished and down
trodden. As it is, we have a united
country, with impartial and heneg.
ii'UMil lttW? woritmg ior the peace
and prosperity of tbe whole peo
"Ah," she murmered, as she
placed her fair head against his
manly bosom. " How wonderful
a piece of mechanism is that
which nestles here. It beats, and
all is love. Its promptings lead
us to kindness, its every beat
makes the one we love happier.
Were it not for its being in the
human breast, love could never)
be!" "I guess you're right," he
said. "You're leaning against my
The New York Commercial Ad
vertiser, animadverting on . Gov
ernor Tillman's recent strictures
concerning our esteemed local con
temporary, uses this unparliamen
tary and reprehensible language
about that newspaper:
"An infamous, lawless news
paper is the News and Courier,
and whatever influence it has of
any kind is used cn the side of
evil, unlawfulness and disoyalty.
Charleston could better afford to
have half a dozen earthquakes
?han to saddle itself with such a
For shame ! Journalists should
be more circumspect in their refer
ences to each other.-Charleston
He Wouldn't Stand More Kis
sing of Maria.-A. ?ond many
male friends of Bill Blinks atten
ded his wedding, which took place
in a room of the bride's parents'
residence in the country a few
evenings ago. After the minister
had finished the ceremony, Bil),
without moving from his positon,
"Now, Mr. Preacher, what is your
charge fur splicin' us?"
"Oh, well, just what you feel
"Wall, I feel like givin' a good
deal, fori?, wara good job. But
here,s a quartier, which is all I've
"Very well, sir, I can't take
more than is given rae."
And then Bill, taking hold of
his bride's right hand wilh his
left turned to the crowd and said :
"Now, gentlemen, I don't know
but what all of you fejlers may hev
had a whack nt kissin' Mariar
afore phe wus married, but now
this 'ere gal's my property. I've
paid fur her and she's mine; and
Ihn first fpjlow I ketch or hear of
ht*r kissin' ngain,TU whale. Them'f
my terms. Now let the fiddler tune
up his vierlin."
Mrs. Kendal's non-professiona
name is Grimston. Her graud
fat her, fui her, and uncle were al
.actor.*, while her brother was th?
dramatist, I W. Robertson.
Captivates One of TlieBest Minis
ters in the S. C. Conference.
Prosperity Press and Reporter.
Burily if I hua a faithful and
constant friend it is yourself. For
sixorseven years, through rain
and sunshine, cold and heat, at
Newberry at Ninety-Six, and now
at Edgefield, you have come with
your weekly greeting to our par
sonage home. And how glad 1
always am to see you I When I take
yoii fresh from the mail it is al
most like shaking hands with Bro.
Fraink V. CaperB ; and then follows
you .know, inquiring about that
better half of his, and those dear
little girls. Eleanor Elizabeth,
Cordelia Reynolds, and-but oh,
my? treacherous memory 1 the
names have departed from rae.
[Mary McFall and Sophia Vogan
Ed.] I trust and believe, however,
that they are written in the "Lambs
Book of life," and with the others,
may they ever there remain !
Well, we are here at Edgefield ;
and a more pleasent and kind and
friendly people, I venture to say,
have never existed, either on the
edge or centre of any place what
soever, than these same Edgefield
people. Why, my dear friend, they
fairly took us by storm at the very
start, and now we are completely
captivated. It is a clear case of
love at first sight, and with a de
lightful prospect of going on to
perfection in the same direction.
My predecessor, Rev. A. B.
Watson, spread himself all around
this whole section, and did a fine
four year's work. There remains,
however, "very much land yet
to be possessed," and the work is
hard beyond a doubt. But then
who could be so ungrateful and un
appreciative aa not to be willing to
do hard woik for our Jesus? and
And especially when that ministry
is dispensed to so kind and ap
preciative a people as I have to
serve. Yes, hard work and a plenty
__j-^-^^KOTW*. shall I
be done, and of course, 'li^si-f
crow* it with His blessings, Who
dares to say otherwise when He
says "Lo I am with you always."
But, dear, me, how my pen has
run away, seemingly of itself.
However, I'll send you this, hop
ing pour editor will accept it as
an ?tempt, however weak, to ex
pres my greateful appreciation for
the constancy and fidelity of a
frieidship, than which, none, to
me,la8 been more pleasant.
Aid now humbly asking a new
years blessing upon you, dear
frie:d, and upon many personal
frieds who read your paper, I am
M. M. BRABHAM.
Egefield, S. C., Jan. 26,1894.
Aired Her Knowledge.
Detit Free Press.
he was a Vassar graduate and
dio't know a little bit about
hose-keeping when she married
helast beau and settled down to
'.er first order at the grocer's
w: a crusher, but that good man
w used to all sorts of people and
cud interpret Vassar as easily as
I want ten pounds of paralyzed
sar," she said, with a business
Yes'm. Anything else?"
Two cans of condemned-milk."
Yes'm." He sat down "pulver
il sug.," "condensed m'lk."
Anything more, ma'am?"
:A bag of fresh sault-be sure
tt it is fresh."
Yes'm. What next?"
A pound of desecrated codfish."
Yea'm." He wrote glibly
;Nothiug more, ma'am? Here's
oe nice horse radish just in."
:No," she said, with a sad wob
to her flexible voice; "it would
of no use, as we don't keep a
hen the grocer sat down on a
of mackerel and fanned him
\ with a patent washboard. Vas
had taken the cake.
t is a new theory that water
Isses act beneficially on the
.gs. It is a good theory and
etice, too, that every dinner ta
? no matter how simple the bill
:are, should include green salad
r5n with French dressing, of
jich lemon juice is better to use
?'he acid than viuegar. Ae it is
sible to have lettuce, cross,
outs, and the rest of the list all
1 year around, with our modern
.rket facilities, this rule need
bw no exception. Skip the
Set, if necessary, and have the
A TOUCHING PRATES.
Inspired By The Light of The
Camp Fires And Tne Stars.
One of the prettiest things Ive
ever read or heard, says a corres
pondent of the Brooklyn Eagle,
was a little poem written on the
prayer "Now I lay me down to
sleep," by a mining prospector,
apropos of the circumstances and
place he found himself in one
night. The man was once in quite
comfortable, circumstances, but,
possessed of a itrong desire to
prospect for mines, started out,
and becoming finally a trampes,
financially, walked many miles
east to Wichita, Kan, and stepping
into the office of a newspaper
applied for work on the reportorial
itaf?jSaying that he had worked on
newspapers. From his appearance
being against him from his long
walk and impoverished condition,
he received no notice, much less
encouragement, and on retiring
laid on the editors's desk the poem
saying if it was of any use to him,
he was welcome to it. At the
editor's leisure he picked it up
and read it and at once sent out to
find the tramp, but no trace of
him could be found.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take,
"Now I lay me down to sleep."
Near the camp fire's flickering light
In my blanket bed I lie.
Gazing through the shades of night
At the twinkling stars on high.
O'er me spirits in the air
Silent vigils seem to keep,
As I breathe my childhood's prayer.
"Now I lay me down to sleep."
Sadly sings the Avhippoorwill
In the boughs of yonder tree;
Laughingly the dancing rill
Swells the midnight melody;
Foeman may be lurking near.
In the canyon dark and deep;
Low I breathe in Jesus' ear,
"I pray the Lord my soul to keep,"
'Mid the stars one face I see.
One the Saviour called away ;
Mother, who in infancy
Taught my baby lips to pray ;
Her sweet spirit hovers near
If I should die before I wake."
Fainter grows the flickering light
As each ember slowly dies;
Plaintively the birds of night
Fill the air with saddening cries;
Over me they seem to cry,
"You may never more awake."
Low I lisp, "If I should die,
I pray the Lord my soul to take."
The opponents of the dispensary
law seem to have bulldozed wit
aesses and juries in some commu
nities to a wonderful extent aud it
seems from the following notes of
;he trial as furnished by the News
ind Courier, that the Trial Justice
n Columbia made a ruling which
vas certainly not too oppressive
io the accused. The News and
fourier heads tho following para
;raph thus :
A TRICK THAT WAS VAIN.
The Solicitor asked : "Are you in
,ny way prejudiced against the
Mr. Crawford : "Hold on there,
hat wc n't ?o"
Judge Melton : "The law prescri
es a formula for voir diers ; you
lust hold to that. Why not hold
5 the formula?"
Justice Clarkson held that the
Drmula should be followed.
Mr. D. Gambrill was asked to act
g foreman. After a lot cf a use
?ss questioning the first witness
And we believe the boat has
sen made in the newspapers that
ie piovision of the dispesary law
)uld not be enforced because, we
resume, of the determination of
ie lawless class to break down the
w. Pandering to the prejudice
id feeling of the lawless class has
?ought about an undesirable con
tiou of affairs, which only the
ern enforcement of the law can
Liquoi mobs, like bread rioters,
ust be taught the necessity of
leying the laws. Witnesses for the
ate mu8tbe protected. Violators
the law must be pushed.
If any sentiment exists which
>uld authorize an illicit liquor
aler to dpfy the law and bull
ze witnesses, the sentiment
ould be corrected.
Violaters of the liquor law are
more entitled to exemption
im prosecution for their crimes
linet society than are the viola
's of other laws. Certainly vio
ers of the whiskey law have no
ht or claim to the sympathy or
)tection of tho respectable peo
! of this State.
The law-abiding people of South
roi i na want peace and order,
i witnesses should be protected
m assault from the friends of
( criminal class.-Press and Ba?
A Barboursville Feud Results in
the Death of Two Men.
BARBOURSVILLE, Ky., Feb. 7.
A duel to the death was enacted at
Harlem Court House, Harlem coun
ty, Monday night, in which John
Turner, brother of the circuit Clerk
and Will Turner, an uncle of John
and a brother of Judge George B.
Turner, were killed outright. The
fight occurred in a barber shop on
the Court House square.
Dr. Wm. Nolin and John Turner I
have been deadly enemies for years
and their friends have always en
deavored to keep them apart.
They came together, however,and
commenced shooting at each other.
Nolin was not hurt, but Turner
was shot through the heart and
By this time Nolin had dis
charged all the loads in his revol
ver, but the fight was not over.
Will Turner arrived and attack
ed Nolin. Turner had no revolver,
and the two meu drew knives and
slashed at each other viciously.
Turner was fatally cut. Nolin's in
juries are not considered serious.
Where Are They At.
It is difficult for one to locate
himself politically these days,
when people are planning and
scheming for office and brothers of
the same household are quarreling
and wrangling, and some old sol
diers are sulking in their tents, or
else deserting the ranks altogether.
Within the last month we have
heard several out-and-out Conser
vatives says that in the race for
Senate between Tillman and But
ler, they did not care a cent which
won, that they seemed to occupy
the same platform, except that
Butler had crowded a little farther
on it and seemed to straddle a lit
tle wider than Tillman. On the
other hand, some good Reformers,
the dyed-in-the-wool sort, were
talking the other day and they
out making much fuss about it
svas as good a Reformer as they
?vanted, and then he had sixteen
gears' experience in the Senate and
i wide influence with members
ind that he could do the farmers
nore good than any new man they
iould send. That is the way peo
)le are talking. It seems that they
ire getting somewhat mixed. It
vould be a strange sight to see the
Conservatives shouting for Till
nan for Senate and the Reformers
looming up Butler. We need a
joliticai Hicks to tell us what
ort of weathor we are going to
lave from the first of June to No
The Queen of Denmark, in her
e^enty-sixth year, is one of the
inest harpists in the world. A
ian, she assists in trios of which
he other two parts are taken by
rofessionals of high standing.
The Queen of England rarely
ands any telegrams to members of
bte royal family, or to her intimate
riends, otherwise than in cipher,
system of figure ciphers having
een carefully prepared far her and
Rev. J. W. Daniels, of Sumter,
ho failed to get elected editor of
ie Southern Christian Advocate,
not likely to come short of news
iper notoriety. He recently
.eached a sermon against the
ispensary, and the Charleston
ews and Courier, which . is fight
g for a return to open saloons,
LS a letter praising it to the
ies. We have not heard of his
eaching a sernon against blind
;ers and the importance of obey
g the laws of your country.
ess and Reporter.
"It is a curious paradox," says
exchange, "that the large-hand
mau loves small things, details,
quisitely-finished objects, and is
croscopic in his tendencies,while
whose hands are small delights
colossal things of every sort,
'iug ostentation and display,
menee houses, majestic estates,
i all else that is upon a great
ile. His handwriting is large
i perhaps full of flourishes, while
it of the large-handed man is
all and precise." This is true
so prominent an example as
>sident Cleveland, who, a large
u with large hands, writes with
aaikable fineness, and a page of
script is destitute of unneces
!n a receivership everybody re
ves except the stockholders.
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL.
Grace is worth more than gram
God's side is never the whiskey
Genius may be swift, but perse
verance has the surest feet.
Some of the best friends the
devil has belongs to the church.
If you are not a living branch
you are nothing but a dead stick.
There can be no true politeness
without the practice of self-denial.
It is a great mistake to remem
ber your trials and forget your
You will always have more left
than you have lost until you lose
People are scarce who think that
the folks in tho next house have
religion enough. .
It is doubtful if any one is fully
saved who is not anxious that tho
whole world shall be 6aved.
The wisest people in tho world
are those who have found out for
themselves that God is good.
No man can ever get religion
enough in his head to make thc
devil let go of his hands and feet.
If Christ is seen in your life
somebody will be convinced that
God is still working" miracles on v
If a man won't let the Holy
Spirit burn the selfishness out of
him in this life the devil will have
to do it in the next.
Whether all men are saved or
not, or whether all agree with Jesus
or not, the face remains that he
draws all men to-himself. Like
the magnetic force attracts the
needle, so the infinite divine, com-'
passionate love of Jesus draws
men to him. In spite of ritual-;
ism or creed.and aUinstitutions~ol;
human origin, the thought and
meditation of the world are turned
toward the cross, drawn by the
supernatural love of Jesus.
The Late Elizabeth P. Peabody.
A most interesting story ia told
Df Elizabeth Pilmer Peabody. It
is that she was engaged to marry
Nathaniel Hawthorne before he
saw her sister Sophia, and that,
soon discovering the state of the
jase between those two, she said to
;hem at once that she had room
:or them together in her heart.
iVhat is still stranger is the furth
ir intelligence of The Boston Tran
icript that Elizabeth Peabody was
he heroine, of Mrs. Browning's
>eom of abnegation, "Bertha in the
he Lane."that is, Mrs Bowning
nade the peom out of this mere
uggestion of Elizabeth's surrender
if her lover who didn't love her, to
he sister whom he did love, for
verything else is as unlike as pos
ible to the story of Elizabeth Pea
?ody, whose lifo was so useful and
lappy in its usefulness. It will
eem odd to associate this alert, ac
ive, cheery, and somewhat quaint
roman with a poem of so intense
n ardor and sacrifice as "Bertha in
ie Lane"-whose heroine dies.
We have it from excellent author
y that the main issue in the
iming contest will be the Dispen
iry law. Our informant tells us
it is bound to sweep the state and
lat it is gorwing in popularity
?exy day."-Barnwell Sentinel.
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tack of mercurial rheumatism that
ide my life ono of agony. After suf
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d commenced using S. S. S. After
?ng several bottles, I was entirely
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