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'VUL. XXI 1'ICKENS, S. C., TH URSDAY, SEPTEM BER 24, 1891.NO
THE POWE1R OF KINDNESS.
LESSIONS FROM PAUL'S RECEPTION
ON THE ISLAND OF MELITA.
'The IDarbarous Peoloe (it the biltand Were
nas Yet Uncorreupted, amid So the 'ronpt
longs tof Natue Iilt d Thean-Kintincs
% ioval Flower of God's Gooduess.
looKi,YN, Stpt. 13.-Brooklyn
'TIabernacle toiiay contamed many stran
gers on their way home friom the water
mg places and foreign lauids. Many of
the members absent from the city dur
ing the summer were li their places.
The church building and the organ, which
have been almost continually under
brush and hammer sice the dedication
last spring, art- now about completed.
The sermons today were full of congra
tulation and were atte-ded by the usual
throngs. Dr Talniage's morning ser
mon was on "Kinduess," from the text,
Acts xxviii, 2: "The harlarous people
showed us no little kindness."'
My text puts us on the Island of
Malta, another name for Melita. This
Island, which has always been an imi
portant conmercial center, belo,iging at
dlierent times to Ph(enicia, to (reece,
to Rome, to Artbia, to Spain. to France,
now belongs to EniOland. The area of
the islal( is about one hundred square
miles. It is in the lMediternean sea, and
of such clarity of atmosphere that Mount
Etna, one hundred and thirty miles
away, can be di.itme(tly seen. The island
is soriously memorable, because the
Knights of Malta f,or a long while ruled
there, but mot faitnous because of the
r The bestortied vessel on which Paul
sailed had "laid to" oil the starboard
lack, and the wvind was blowing east
northeast. and the vessel drifting prob
ab lille and a half an hour ere she
struck at what is niow called St. Paul's
bay. Practicait sailors have taken up
the Bible acc-unt and decided beyond
controversy the. pIce of tile shipwreck.
]lut the island which has so rough a
coast is for tbc most part a garden.
Richest fruit and a profusion of honey
characterized it ia Paul's time as well
as now. The finet oranges, figs and
o-ives grow there. When Paul and his
comrades craw leI up on the beach, sat
urated with salt water and hungry from
loug abstinence fro'n food and chilled to
the bone, the islanders though called bar
barians becaufe they could not speak
Greek, opened their doors to the ship
Everything had gone to the bottom of
the deep, and the hare'ooted, barehead
ed apostle and shi-'s crew were in con
dition to appre,iate ho,;pitallty. About
twenty-live su-hi miien a few seasons ago
.1 tound in the hre station near Easthiamp
ton, Long Islaud. They had got ashore
in the night frm Jie sea, and not a hat
nor shoe had they left. They found
out, as Paul and his fellow voyagers
found out., tha: thw sea is the roughest of
all robbers. My Lext finds the ship's
crew ashore on Malta, and around a hot
Jire drying themselves, and with the best
provialfn the islanders can oler them.
And they go ilto governmen t quarters
f>r three days to recuperate, Publius,
the ruler, invit.iig them, although lie had
severe slcknes in time house at that
tiie-his father down with dysentery
and typhoid fever. Yea, for three
months they staid on the is:and watch
ing for it ship and putting the hospitali
ties of the islanders to a severe test.
33ut they endured the test satisfactorily,
and it is recorded' for all the ages of time
and eterimity to read and hear in regard
to the inhabitamnts of Malta. "The bar
barous peCopIc showedl us no little kind
IBLE EXAMPLES OF I1NDNEs8.
Kindness! Wha t a great word that is.
It would take a reed as long ais that
which thme apocal'ptic angel used to
measure heaven to tell the length, the
br'eadth, tihe hieigl,t of that mumifIcent
word1. It is a favorite Bible word, and(
it is early lanchled m thme book of Gen
? esis, caught up m the book of Joshua,
cemibraced in thet book of Samuel, crowned
in the book of Psalms, and enthironed in
maiiy pilaces in the New Testament.
Kinidness! A word no more gentle than
mighty. I expect it will wrestle ale
down bEfore I get throughl with it. It is
strong enough to throw an archangel.
ihut it wIll be well for us to stand around
it, and1( warm ourselves by its glow as
Pl'aul andl his fellow voyagers stoodl
aroung the lire oni the Island (of Malta,
w here the M.iltese made themselves im
mortal in my text by the way they treat
ed these victims of' the sea. "The bar
barous people shiowed 1us no0 little kind
K'iiindess! All definitions of' that
multltipotent wyord bureak dlown half way.
Y ou say it, is clemency, benignity, gen
e rosity; it is niade up of' good wishies, It
is an expression of beneficence, it is a
contribution t-o the happiness of' others.
Some one else says: "Why, I cani give
3 ou a definitioni of' kindness: 1t is sun-i
shine of the soul, it is affection perennial,
it, is a crowning gramce, it is the coim
bimation oftall graces, it is compjassion,
it Is thc perfection of' gentle manliness
anmd wofmanlinss'" Are vou all throuah?
lYou h ave made a deaid'iallure in your
dlefinition. It, cannot be (detined. But
we all know what it is, for we all telt its
power. Some of you may have felt it as
l 'aul felt it, oa some coast of' rock as
the ship went to picces, but more of us
have again anid again In some awful
stress of' lire hiad either Irom earth or
hieaven hands st'trechedn out, which
"'showed us no little kindness."
There is kindness ofi disposition, kind
.ness of' word, kindness of act, mind there
is Jesus ChrIst, the imnpersonation of all
<f' them. Kindness! You cannot aflect
it, you cannot play it as a part, you can
not enact It. you cannot dramatize it.
.Hy the gi'ace of God you must have It
insidoe you, an everlasting summer. or
rather a combiniation of'June and Octo
her, the geniality of' thme one andI tihe
tonic of the ot,ber. It cannot dwell with
arrogance or spite or revenge or malevo
lence. At its first, appearanco in tile
soul al lithese A malekites and GJergishmites
and Hfittites. and Jebusites must quit,
-andi quit forever.
Kindness wishies overyb~ody well,
every man well, every woman well,
every child well. every bir welt every
horse well, every dog well, every cat
well. Give this spirit full swing, and
you would have no more need of socie
ties for prevention of cruelty to animals,
no more need of protective sewing wo
man's association, andi it would dull
every sword until it would not cut skin
deep, and unwheel every battery till it
could not roll, and make gunpowder of
no more use in the world except for
rock blasting or pyrotechnic celebra
Kindness is a spirit divinely implanted,
and im answer to prayer, and then to be
se9dulously cultivated until It tills all the
nature with a perfume richer and more
pungent than migninette, and, as li vou
put a tuft of that aromatic beauty behind
the clock oa the mantel or in some cor
ner where nobody can see it, you find peo
DWe walki-g about your room looking
this way and that, and you ask them,
"What are you looking for?" And they
answer, "Where is that Blower?" So if
one has in his soul this infinite sweet
ness of disposition its perfume will whelm
THE EV- 1,S OF REVENGEFUL FEELING.
But if you are waiting and hoping for
some one to be bankrupted or exposed
or discomfited, or in any way over
thrown, 4hen kindness has not taken
possession of your nature. You .%re
wrecked on a Malta where there are no
oranges. You are entertaining a guest
so unlike kindness thatkinkness will not
come and dwell under the same roof.
The most exhausting and unhealthy and
ruinous feeling on earth is a revengeful
spirit or retaliating spirit, as I know by
experience, for I have tried it five or ten
minutes at a time. When some meen
thing has been done me or said about
me I have felt "I will pay him in his
own coin. I will show him up. The
ingrated! The traitor! The liar! The
But five or ten minutes o! the feeling
has been so unnerving and exhausting
that I have abandoned it, and I cannot
understand how people can go about
torturing themselves five or ten or twen
ty years, trying to get even with some
body. The only way you will ever
triumph over your enemies is by forgiv
ing them and wishing them all good and
no evil. As malevolence is the most
uneasy and profitless and dangerous feel
ing, kindness is the most acalthful and
delightful. And this is not an abstrac.
tion. As I have tried a little of the re
taliation, so I have tried a little of the
I do not want to leave this world un
til I have taken vengeance upon every
man that ever did me a wrong by doing
him a kindness. In most of such cases
I have already succeeded, but there are
a few malignants whom I am yet pur
suing, and I shall not be content until I
have in some wise helped them or bene
fited them or blessed them. Let us all
pray for this spirit of kindness. It will
settle a thousand questions. It will
change the phase of everything. It will
mellow through and through our entire
nature. It will transform a lifetime. It
is not a feeling gotten up fcr occasions,
That is the reason I like petunias bet
ter than morning glories. They look
very much alike, and if I should put In
your hand a petunia and a morning
glory you could hardly tell which is the
petuniN and which the morning glory;
but the morn!ng glory blooms only a few
hours and then shuts up for the day,
while the petunia is in as widespread a
glow at twelve o'clock at noon and six
o'clock in the evening as at sunrise.
And this grace of kindness is not spas
modic, is not intermittent, is not for a
little while, but it irradiates the whole
nature, all through and clear on till the
sunset of our earthly existence.
Kindness! I am resolved to get it.
Are you resolvedl to get it? It does not
come by haphazard, but through culture
undler the divine help. Thistles grow
without culture. Rocky mountain sage
grass grows without culture. Mullen
stalki; grow without culture. But that
great red rose in the conservatory, its
leaves packed on leaves,- deep dyed as
though it had been obliged to fight for
it,s beaut,y andl it were still reeking with
the carnage of the battle, that rose need
c(d to lie cultured, and through long years
its floral ascentors were culturedl. 0
God, impl)ant~ kindness in all our souls,
and then give us grace to wvatch it, to
enrich It, to develop it,!
The king of Prussia had presenuted to
him by the empress of Russia the root
of a rare flower, and it was put in the
royal gardens on an island, aiid the head
gardJener, IIerr Finteimann, was told to
watch it. And one day it p)ut forth its
glory. Tfree days of every week the
people1 were admitted to these gardens,
and a young man, probably not realiz
ng what a wrong thing lie was doing,
p)lucked this flower and put it In his but.
tonhole, and the gardener arrested him
as lie was crossing at the ferry, and
asked the king to throw open no more
his gardlens to the pubhic. The king re
plied: "Shalh I deny the thousands of
goodl people of iny country the privilege
of seeing this garden because one visitor
has done wrong? No, let them come
and see the beautiful grounds."
And when the gardener wished to give
the kingz the name of the offenider who
had taken the royal flower, he said,
"No, my memory is very tenacious and
I (10 not want to have in my mind the
name of the offender, leat It should hin
der me granting him a favor some other
time." Now, I want you 1o know that
kindness Is a royal flower, and blessed
be God, the King of mercy aiid grace,
that by a divine gift andI not by purloin
mgk, we may pluck this royal flower and
not Wear it on the outside of our nature,
but wear It In our soul and wear it for
ever, its radiaiice and aroma not more
wonderful for time than wonderful for
"KIND WORDS CAN NEvER DIE."
Still further, I must speak of kindness
of word. Whei you meet any one do
you say a pleasant thing or an unpleas
ant? Do3Sou tell him of agreeable things
you have heard about him, or the disa
greeable? Wben .be leaves you does he
feel better or (hoes he feel worse? Oh,
the power of the tongue for the produc
tion of happiness or misery! One would
think from the way the tongue Is caged
in we might take the bint ta It has a
dangerous power. First, It is chained
to the back of the mouth b st g nn.
cles. Then It is surrounded by the teeth
of the lower jaw, so many ivory bars,
and then by the teeth of the upper jaw,
more ivory bars. Then outside of all
are the two lips with the power of com
prQplon and arrest, and yet notwith
stanilIng these four imprisonments or
limitations, how many take no hint in
regard to the dangerous power of the
tongue, and the results are iaceration,
sacrification and damnation.
There are thoae If they know a good
thing about you and a bad thing, will
mention the bad thing and act as though
they had never heard the good thing.
Now there are two sideb to almost every
one's character, and we have the choice
of overhaulinp the virtue or the vice.
We can greet Paul and the ship'a crew
as they come up the beach of Malta with
the words: "What a sorry 1ooking set
you are! How little of navigation you
must know to run on these rocks! Didn'.
you know better than to put out on the
Mediterranean this wintry month? It
was not much of a ship anyhow, or it
would not have gone to pieces so soon
as that. Well, wh it do you want? We
have hard enough work to make a living
for ourselves, without having thrust on
us two hundred and seventy-six raga
Not so said the Maltese. I think they
said: "Come in! Sit (own by the lire
and warm yourselves! Glad that you
all got off with your lives. Make yotir
selves at home. You are welcome to
all we have until some ship comes in
sight and you resume your voyage.
Here, let me put a bandage on your
forehead, for that is an ugly gash you
got from the floatIng timbers, and here
is a man with a broken arm. We will
have a doctor come to attend to this
fracture." And though for three
months the kindness went on, we have
but little more than this brief record,
"The barbarous people showed us no
Oh! say the cordial thing! Say the
useful thing! Say the hospitable thing!
Say the helpful thing! Say the Christ
like thing! Say the kind thing! I ad
mit that this is easier for 3oie tempera
ments than for others. Some are born
pessimists, and some are born optimists,
and that demonstrates itself all through
everything. It Is a cloudy moining.
You meet a pessimist and you say,
"What weather today?" le answers,
"it's going to storm." and umbrella
under arm and a waterproof overcoat
show that he is honest in that utter
ance. On the same block, a minute af
ter, you meet an optimist, and you say,
"What weather today?" "Good weath
er; this is only a fog and will soon scat.
ter." The absence of umbrella and ab
sence of waterproof overcoat show it is
an honest utterance.
On your way at noon to luncheon you
meet an optimistic merchant and you
say, "What, do you think of tne com
mercial prospects?" and lie says:
"Glorious. Great crops must bring
great business. We are going to have
such an autumn and winter of prosperity
as we have never seen." On your way
back to your store you meet a pessimis
tic merchant. "What do you think of
the commercial prospects?" you ask.
And lie answers: "Well, I don't know.
So much grain will surfeit the country.
Farmers have more bushels but less
prices, and the grain gamblers will ;ct
their list in. There is the McKinley hill,
and the hay crop is short in some places,
and in the southern parl. of Wisconsin
they had a hailstorm, and our business
is as dull as It ever was." You will
find the same difference in judgment of
character. A man of good repu-1tation
is assailed and charged with some evil
deed. At the first story the pessimist
will believe in guilt. "The papers said
so, and that's enouzh. Down with
0iPTIMIST AND) PESSIMIST.
The opt,imist will say: "I don't be
lieve a word of it. I don't think that a
man that has been es useful and seem
ingly honest for twenty years could have
got off the track like that. There are
two sides5 to this story, and I will wait
to hear the other side before I condemn
him." My hearer, if you are by nature
a pessimist, make a si.ecial ell'ort by the
grace of God to extirpate the (dolorous
and the hypercritical from your disposi
tion. Believe nothing against anybody
unt,il the wrong is established by at least
two wit,nesses of integrity. And if guilt
be proved, find out, the extenuating cir
cumstances if there are any.
And then commit to memory so t,hal,
you can (quote for yourself and qjuote for
others that exquisite thirteenth chapter
of First Corinthians about charity that
suffers long and is kind, andt hopeth all
things an(i cndureth all things. By
pen, by voice, in public and In private,
say all igood about p)eople you can think
of, and if there be nothing trood, then
tighten the chain of muscle oii the back
end of' your tongue, and keel) the ivory
bars of teeth on the lower jaw and the
ivory bars of teeth on LIhec upper iaw
locked and the gate o. your lips tightly
closed and your t.oiusue shut un.
What a plIace Brooklyn would be to
live in, and( all t,he other cit,ies and
neighborhoodls t,o live in, if charity (lom
inatedl! What if all the young and old
gossipers were dead! The Lord hasten
their funeraf a! What if little-t,at,tle and
whispering were out of fashion! What
if in ciphering out the value of other
p)eople's .:haracter, in our moral arit,h
metic, we struck to addition instead of'
subistaction! Kindness! Let us morn
ing, noon and night pray for it until we
get it. When you can speak ai good
word for some one speak it. If you can
conscientiously give letter or commen
(dation, give it. Watch for opportunities
for doing good fifty years atter you are
All my life has been affected by the
letter of introduction that the Rev. Dr.
Van Vranken, of New Brunswick The
ological seminary, wrote for me, a boy
undler him, when I was seeking a set
tlement In which to preach the Gospel.
'Tho letter gave me my first pulpit. Dr.
Van Vranken has been dead more than
thirty yeanu, yet I feel the touch of that
magnificent old proiessor. Srang,e sen
sation was it when I received a kina
message from Rev. Thomas Guard, of
Baltimore, the great Methodist orator,
six weeks after his deat,h. By way of
thsesternal world? Oh, no, by way of
this world. I did not meet the friend to
whom he gave the message until nearly
two months after Thomas Guard hitd as
cended. So you van start a word about
some one that will be oil its travels and
vigorous long after the funeral psalm
has been sung at your obsejuies. Kind
ness! Why, if fif.y men all aglow %% idh
it should walk through the !ost world,
meihinks they would almost abolish
TOUCH INO ANECI)oTE OF A RRAH1AM
Furthermore, there is kinduess of ac
tion. That is what .Joseph bhowed to
his outrageous brothers. That Is what
David showed to Mephibosheti for his
father Jonathan's sake. That is what
Cnesiphorus showed to Paul in the Ro.
mian penitentiary. That is what Wil
liam Cowper recognied %w lien lie said
lie would not trust a man who would
with ia foot needlessly crush a worm.
That 1s what our assassinated President
Lincoln demonstrated when his private
secretary found him in (he Capitol
urounds trying to get a bird back to thie
nest from which it had fallen, and which
quality the illustrious mai exhibited
years before, when haviu. with some
lawyers in the carriage on the way to
court passed on the road a swine fast in
the mire, after awhile cried to his horses,
"4llo!" and said to the gentlemen, -I
must go back and help that hog out of'
the mire." And lie did go back and put
oil solid ground that most unintei estiug
That was the spirit that was manifest
ed by my departed friend, Honorable
Alexander II. Stehien;, of Georgia (and
lovelier man never exchanged earth for
heaven), when at Vashington. A sen
ator's wife who told my wife of the cir
cumstances, said to hIn, "Mr. .Stephens,
come and see my dead canary bird.'"
And he answered, "No, I could not
look at the poor thing without crying."
That is the spirit Chat Grant showed
when at the surrender at Apponiattox
lie said to Gen3ral Lee, "As many of
your soldiers are farmers and will need
the horses and imulet to raise the crops
to keep their fatnilies from sullfring
next winter, let each Conlederate who
can claim a horse or a unile take it alolig
with him." That is the spirit which,
last night, ten thousand mothers fshowed
to their sick children coming to give the
drink at the twentieth call as cheerhilly
and as tenderly as at the first call.
Suppose all this assemblage, and all
to whom these words shall come ly
printer's type, should resolve to make
kindness an overarching, undergirdiiig
and all pervading principle of their life,
and then carry out the resolution-why.
in six months the whole earth would
feel it. People would sa):
"What is the matter? It reems to
me that the world is gettintg to be a het
ter place to live in. Why, hVe. alter all
is worth living. Why, there is Shylock,
my neighbor, has withdrawn his lawsuit
of foreclosure agaiLat that uan. and he
cause lie has had so much sickness in
his family he is going to have the house
for one year rent fIee. There is an old
lawyer in that young lawver's olli,e and
do you know what lie has gone in there
for? Why, lie is helping fix upi a case
which is too big for the youn.' 1111111 to
handle, and the wite haired attorney
is hunting up previous decisions an(d
making out a brief for the boy. Down
at the bank I heard 3esterday a note
was due, and the young merchant could
not meet it, alind an old merchant went
in and got for him ithree ionthis' extein
sion, which for the vomig merchant is
the difference between bankruptcy and
success in business. And Im our street
is an artist who had a line pic',ure of tlie
'Rapids of Niagara,' and lie could not
self it, andl his fiuily were suiiferingr,
and they themselves were in the rapids;
and a la~dy heard of it and said, '1 (10 not
need the p)icture, but for the entco'urage
ment of art, and helping you out ol .your
distress I will take it,' and on the draw
ing room wvall are t,he 'Rapiids ol' Niatg
THiE A(IE 0OF ilEid'F-TLNE-SS.
"Do you know that a stranige thing
has taken place ini the pulpit, and all t.he
01(d ministers are htelp)ing the young~
ministers, and all the old doct.ors are'i
helping the young do-.:tors, andh the fee.
mers are assist,ing each iothier in gather
lng the harvesf and for that, frmner whIo
is sick the neighbors have made a 'bee,'
as they call it, and they have all tuirned
in to help) him get his crops hitto the
garner? And1 they tell mue that, the
older and more skillful repotrters who
have permanent, posit,oins (in papijers are
hlpinig the y'oung fellows wino aire just,
beginning to try and don't kitow exactly
how to (10 it. And after a few erasuries
and interpolationts on the reporter's pad
t,bey Ba.): 'Now here is ai readable ac
count, of that tragedy, niand it, mn a nd I
am sure the managIng editor will take
"'And I heard this Imoriting of a poor
old man whose three children were in
hot debat,e as to who shtouhd take care
of him in his declining dajs. Thle ol
est son declared it was his right, because
lie was the oldest, aiid the 3 oungest sont
said It, was his right becauise lhe was thte
youngest, and Mary s&id it wvas her right
b>ecause she better uind ers tood fat.hI er*'s
vertigo and( rheumatism anid poor spl'ts
andl( knew bettor how to nurse hint, andit
the only way the dillicnut could be set
tledl was by the old mn's piIrontise that
lie would divide the s ear into lth-e.
parts, and sptend a third o'.hiis timte wit.h
each one of them.
"Andi neighboring stores in the same
line of goodls on the .same block are act
ing kindly t,o each other, anid when onie
is a litt1le short of a certaini kmd( oh ;goods
his neighbor says, 'I will bueh> you uni
til you can rep)lentihh your shelves,' It.
seems to me that those words of Isaiah~
are being fulfilled whi-i lie sa3s, The
carpenter encouraged the g.obfsmnth and
lhe that smoot,hs wit,h the ha ummier, hint
that smote the anvil, sitying it, is read(y
for the soldering.' What is the matter?
It seems to me our old world is p)ickinig
up. Why, the millettnniu must he
coming In. Kindness hias got,t,en the
My hearers, y'ou kinitv and I know
We are far from that st,ate of tIhings.
B~ut why not mnaugurat.e a ntew dispensa
t.t06o0 geniality. I f we cannot. yet, have
a millennium on a hulge scale, let us
have It on a small scale, ai'uuder our
own vestment,s. Kindness! If tia world
Ia ever brought to God that, is thie thiing
that will do it. You cannot fret the
world up although you may fret the
world down. You cannot scold it it,to
excellence or reformation or godliness.
FABLE OF TIEK WVINDS.
The east wind and the west wind wert
one day talkiug with each other, and the
east wind sai ti o the west, Wiid: "DOn%
You Wish you 1111d my pOWer? Why.
when I sirt, they hail me by storn
slizils all atlong the coast. I can twis:
Off a ship's mast, as easily as a cow's
hoot cracks an alder. With one sweel,
of my wiling I have strewn the coast irom
Newfoumdland tolKey West with parted
ship timber. I can lift, and hiAvo lifted
the Atlantiz ocean. I am the terror ol
all invalidism, and to li,-!l.t te back I'.
estS IIust he Cut (low for fires, and the
iines 0 conlltIeIts are cal1d (In to Ueed
tle furnaces. U nder my brent,h the till
tions crouch intosepulchres. Don't yon
wish you had lly power?'' stid the east
The west, wind made no answer. bu
started on its mission coming soiewiert.
out of the rosy bowers of tle sky, tni
all the ri era and lakes andi seas smiled
at its colilg". The gi-dens bloomed,
and the orchards ripned, and the wheat
fields turnied their silver into gold, tind
health clapped its lantids, and.-joy sliouted
from the hill tops, and the nttioils lilte<.
their foreheads into the light, ind th,
earth had a doxology fur the sky, ini.
tile sky an anthem for the earth, ami
the warth anml the sparkle, anlI the toli
aire, and tilhe flowers, land the Fruilts.. au
the beauty, and the Ille, wl-r-e the olil
answer the west wind made to the in
slence ol the eatist wid's interro-atioin.
Kindtess to all. Surely it, uight not t,
be a ditficult grace to (1ultire when wv
see toweriig above the centuries such
an example that one -limpse out-it t.
melt, il( transform all tinttois. Kind
ness brought our ILord from heaven.
Kindness to miscreants, kindne-s to pur
sccutors, kindness to the crippled and
the blind, and the lataleptic, atild th
leprous, and the dropical, and the
demoniacal characterized him al tihe
way, and on the cros4, kindness to the
bandits sull'ering on the side of' him, and
kindness to the (xccutioners Whilt, yet
they pitisled the spear, and hanuneicrd
the spikes, atml howled the blasphenies
Al the stories of the John lloward,
and 1th0 Florence Nizhtiingsles and tI1
Grave Darlings atl the Ida L.ewiser
pale belore thistransoundanit example w
him whose biirth aid life and death ar(
tie gieatest storV that the worl evet
heard, and the theme of' the might.iest
hosauna that, heaven ever lifted. Yet
the very kindness tLh .t allo ved boti
hands to be nailed to the horizontl tim
her ot the cross with that -cruel thumpi'
t uip! now stretches down from ti
ikles those .same iatui tilled witL halit,
lor all our wounds, forgiveness Imar al
our (imes. r(-t-cue for all outr serlmis.
A-id while we take this matciles
klidaess from (rod. may it be found thal
we have uttered our last hitter word.
written Our 1t UtisL ci ttiWg iararaph0, dOnt
our last retaliatory actiotn, It, our las
revengeful heart throb. At(d it wout,
not be a bad epitaph I>r any of is if' h*
the -race of God fromn this ,ime forthi wl
lived sich beneicent lives that the tomb
mtoine's chisel could appropriately cu-,
upoit the plain slab that marks our giravr
a suggestion from the text: "lIe shI we
us n little kindness."'
But nlot until tht. last child o God
his got ashore from the earthly storn.
that drove him on the rocks like Med
iterranean Euroelydons, not uit,il all th.
t,hronem of heaven are moutnted, and all
t.he voqlluer8rs crownled, and till hLia
harpi and trum pets attd orgais of heavei
are Ithauimmed or blown or souided, at!
the tansomedl otl'all climes uami ages airs
in full chtotrus unider the Iubuilatnt s win
of atngelie batont, and wve shtal fo r thouiii
ane;s of' 3ears have seen the river h-oin
under the thronte rollinig into the "'seni o
gh.sz min.led with lire,'' and this worl.d
weC now inhabit shall be so far in Lthe
Punt, that, only a stretch of celestial
me tmoiry can recall that it, ever ex isLe I
at all, not, unthil then will we undi(ei stan. l
whaut Nehiemiahl calls "the great, kin.
nleas. and D avid callIs "thle mtarvel. uis
kiidutees,"' andl Isaiah calls "th e e vet
lasiitg kindnltess'' o1 (jod(!
I)riven, te I)espernthie..
IAi a iN, Seplt. 9.-From Keiief comte.
the account of a hiorriblhe t raged y. A
Jew nlamed KapLan. driven t Ld espera
tion by amn ordecr to leave ltissiat. lie huav
mne been depiri ved of a comfotabiIle butsi.
ness by formier decrees, first shoit hits wife
andio thien oine by (one his live children.
lie afterwards killed himsel f. Kapitana
left, a note st at.ini th Ito 1v1e for the
crime, which was hits desire to save lisi
lamnily from othiwise inevitable ntiserv.
Ftomi (ot,ber' paritts of' Ruissiat 'oumes net'w'
oh' tragedies attenudan I- on th e filr it t
t,he hi irvest andto the consStiiuentt suffrer.
intg aind struitgle for ex isteutce. Whihb
nto caSe's of cantibai 5lism hae been re
potied, there have been sevetral :ases of'
mtysteious dlisappetOaranice that are ait
tritmted~ to supposed canibal)11isni. andl
il Bessaraibia the liche tre carefutll-,
watchding for ev idenice iaga inist pIersonI
utnderi suispici. A l any seti. i's an-4
Stat,ed to have occutrred amnitg thle pI:
aintry, who, owintg to a strn. rehlim't
ei-litg, have been, asn a rul', slow to
comilmit, this act. '1There Is notIthig te
assuring ini Iitssiani adOvices, andi the
pirospect for thle wVint'r is(1( to eribh 10*t
8'htos,mn.r Cai'uizo.i aot s5.
tLado), who arrivel' here to-day on th
schtooner' Seagull. replorts that his ves
sel, the scooneir P'olar Star, fromi o.
b ze to P'ensacola, was capsizedl ,1 uty 2 1.
in lomnitudIe 8 1.50, latitudtoe 19.7, at, I I
o'clo ck a . t night,, ini a squtallI. TIhte cat
tamu and cr-ew were thrown into the~
watter, but mnaigedl to cut (lie boats:
adrit, andl made the best, ot t,hieir way Lto
the Alexican cojast,, hieing tour (lays' en
route. Jteac-hintg P'oin t TIaillow, they
f'ed on green co coanut,a for three days,
these hemng the only food or dirink thlev
haud tromt the time of t,he wreck. They
were thien rescued by tishiermen an,i
takeni t,o Ituaitan, whence Capt, Flatadi
caime t,o this p)ort.
'The Importance of purifying ithe
without pure blood you cannot tenjov
gocod heailh. P. P. P. (Prickly Ash,
Pok e lRoot and P'ottassuta) is a irai
ulouis blood puiriflr, performing umore
tures in six meaths than aill the sarsu
parmllas anud so-caulled liood puiritiers
SENJ IN ALL THE ARMY RECORDS.
Un1c4 9:'A var Department Must Ifmye
Then at Once.
col.ummA, .%, Sept, I I.-It liceills
that, notwitlistaldifig all belief to the
contrary, the gallant soldiers who laid
down tWeir lives for the lost cause, and
who fought bravely for it are to get their
just diles. ltecently thi'eState published
a nimber of requests from tho war re
cords' otlie of tue War Oopartment of
the govornuint, and nuch information
wts conseqluently obtained.
Y esterday the assistant adj utant gein
eral received a circttlar from the "War
Departinent ptiblication oflice, war
recor.Is 1861-65." It recoutivi the pro
visions of the act of J tine 23, 187.1, pro
viding for the publication and collec
tion of the Conferiderate records. The
signer alnnioit1ces his appointment in
1878, and his success so far.
ili circular concludes tihus:
From Ihese papers, alid a large nuam
ber of others previottsly in the posses
siol of Lhe departinent, forty volumis
have, up to this date (Novernder, 188t1)
ueen pImblishied by hut,hority of Congr.s.
and others will soon be issied, and the
coitIpilation alid piblication will con
tinue until all are published. It is,
therefore, important that the War Ihe
part ment, should be placed in pos, ession
of all Confederate military papers, books
and recris which are ext,it and which
may D> valuable in illustrating the
nalitre ol the great struggle from which
the country las emnerged so as to put
them inl print, inl order to preserve them
precisely as they are for uiistorical use.
It will, of couirz, be iUipossibile to miake
this Imtblicationl complete if aiy of uI .
recor is aro witiell from the govern
ment; besides, such action would be
unjust, to the actors in this great strug
gle by depriving thei of their proper
place ii history.
While t,he most important large col
lections of Con federate papers have
been ooained, it is known that many
very valuable papers are still in the
hanlds of persons who nave not yet been
reached; and as these are Imuportain, to
a i till aid complete history of tho Coll
federate armies, it is hoped that none
will be withield but, that all parties
having custoty of sulich papers will
smbint them for the examination of
theI olicer chargett with thi public:tion
of the Oflicual Records of the War of
To persons i.iving such records and
not desiruig to part with their owner
silp, bit who are willIrig to have their
contents preserved and mire public, I
an authorized to say t hat, if delivered
to this ollice for ihe purpose above indi
cated, they will be duIrly returned to the
'ackIag s of papers too large Lo send
conV einit,iti y by muail inay be seit by
ex press at the expense of thm (iepart
munt. A ll packages of lettels should be
add resseul to nie as indicated at the lt-head
of this circul ir. M.A icus.). Witumi-r,
Agent, of 0ie War I)epartment, atc
It. g. GeI. C. S. A.
Ap proved: G].o. It. IkI-,
Nlaj. and Judge Advocate U. S. A., in
The following letter, which is of in
tererst, accompanies the circular:
MY I)EAR Sin: I have seen by the
paper that Col. Zr1i rinerninai 1)avis has
sent to you a roster of I lie field ollicers
of the Fifth South Carolina Cavalry.
I worild like to have a copy of it,. I
wai a i brigadivr general in the Conrfd
erate arniy itid am collecting records
lor publicaJon in the War liecords
I refer t (en. Wade I laipAon and
(;n. M. C lii Itler. both of whom know
me. I 'lease give ie t,Ie add ress of' Col.
Z. i)vi.. Very truly yoirs,
MAiaCs .1. WRnir.
Ti'hi adujurtant genreral yesterday re
e'(ive aIII let ter fromt Mrs. Ciemnenti na
L-. Legge, oif Charleston, retuirnling a
buriel sket,eh of tire recordl of her hate(
hursbandi LAit. Col. George WV. 11.
lgge, of thre Frift,h Ilegi menit of Souith
Caroli mt liiianitry Voluinteers.
All tire records of Soth Carolhna's
brave hieroe shioulid lie ini tis p'blicar
tion. -l'hie -t,ate.
lie 1i.imt for iuvo.
C;IIA iJsT5ioN, S. C., Sept, 8..-loses
l laumruairter, a well knowno nirrewspar r
marn, killed hitinseli this tafteirnoon by
taiking. ai d1se o( f nil(anide of potassiuu.
The1 de Ied wa'is i''very 3 i dl'it(. Alte Ir
diinI. at Is boardling house, lie trse
Irot thi ie tab1 le iithn an excunse, wen t t,o
hris roomr amn! atn hialf liir later wans
found dlead in bed, undressedn, with hris
clothing' maid On at chiri beside( t1(heied
I aum ir.airtern, who wvas onl I ye2~~'ars
old,1 camre here f romn (Charlotte , N orthr
Ca'rodlina, his fiathrer r'esid ing. there now,
andll hiad a po(sitlion on thre Chiarheston
Worii as proo101) readler. lIe also ocea
bO "rOll.y' ass5isted a 1Kinig street photo
~raphiler in his bursiness are I thus c'amne
ii poslsession ofI the deadilly dri-r. It is
sarid ihi it the i uia'lde wvas caursed by desC
po(iilenricy, caused partly hy not-ce of'
lh chan're fromi Ihis position arid pritici
Ipally by disapplloinntmnrt in love. It is
s..idI Ire wats enrgageid se3:ctly to a youngi3
liny ini (:hestto.n ')i t y, adi' thai,L the t,wo
wveie ti be pr*livatrely V'arLriedl on rnex
l"ri<h1ty niht. A lay ort two ago' he( re
e''ived au it ,ter Iromr hi lit anrce si ltig
that thre rnrarria,.c woi' riot take gjl1'g,3
Th'lis. if is -upplosi'd, 1(ed 1(1 thel sit.le,
11(3 left lii expilaintin behlirral im. A
jury' compiIo%Oed of his friends reride:ed' a
ver'dlet, ofi dlealb firom unkniown'r enuses,
A (Jhey m .urero,r.
AlsI tns, Seput. Ii .- lie rem arkable
speactacele ol a mrith rer sit,ting on ai
corinr' juryv hin rg ani ien-lst,3~ over
tihi.e ldy of hris v Ii r wa',s wvitnessed
in li rst Pickering yesterdaiy. Laevi
11'l1, a butrly negro, beait a womanll to
(death, andil in the hiopei of hiding hris
cr1 ime, iniforrrmed tire coronier tirhat he ha.1
i ound( i, woiinan diead. 1I11 ilwas on tIhe
coro)n(ri"sjuiry, blut tire in vestigation had
riot p)roceeded far before the real mur
derir w as discovered, and IIilli was sont
to jail without bail.
Ithetamratism..-.Jamnes Paixtoa, of .da
vanrnah, GIa., sa.ys he had Rhteumai'tism
so had thai he courld not move from~
Sie lbed or dIress wIthout help, andl that
lie tried iany rerinedies, but recelivedl
no relief until hei betganf tire use of P. P.
P. (Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potas
sium andi two b,ott,les restore-d him to
lthetrmatism is curedt by P. 1F. P.
I amns ad achres ta the back, shovldlers
knees, ankles, hips, and wrIsts are all
attacked andi conquered by P. F. P,
l'his great medicine, by its blood
cleansing properties, builds tip and
strenarthens t.hu wha bole -ed
THE rAKING OF TASCOif.
HOW A SENSATION WAS CREATED IN
Onoo Tramp, hai. Anioth-or Tr;.i,p Arrentedl
ot tho Clastraoi Ihat Ima I.s a Ctahcmgo
MlirdteroEr fopr wiasr 1 .50,0001 Rewaard iu
Ininu:i-:, S. C., Sept. 13-Charles W.
Stewart, a rather idi,tic-lookling indi
vidual, andI J. V. Ilardill, made their
appearance on the streets of Bamnberg
yesterday morning. They had not been
in towli long before Stewart approach
ed l'oliceman Cave and introduced him
ueI as ai member of tie Washington,
Iowa, detect,ive agency, sIowing his
badge and other eredetntiatls.
Ile said that for a considterabr, length
of time he h!ad been shattowilrg and
tramping with a man whorm ie had
every reason Lo believe to bt3 Wi IS.
Tascott, the inurderer of Amuos.J.ineil,
if Chicago, Ill., and for wlhosie arresi.
anid delivery a reward of 5W,On) is of
fered. lardin was iimtediately arrest
ed and still conined inl the station house
at this place. Ti dii-scription 01 Wil
lam . T;scott, aliai '. A. Gathright,
atiai -cott, alias Clark. ala I)ixon, theu
slipposed murkluier ot A. ,. Snell, who
was killed in Chicago. Ill., on the nigh:.
of F.ebruary 8, V is is tollows:
"About 2un or 22 years of agu, 5 1 ect, 8 or
U inles high, 1.~> poitlds inl weight,
slim built, very erect, ftill romid lace,
heavy evebrow,, very lair complexion,
light brown hair, ti-11a on top of tlil
he<id, prominent hii l or dar blue (n.3 s,
small dark uittstache, iinay e ityut. 1L"
is quite young looking. llii up
per front teeth S. -w gold 11.1111. , a lite
or surface of gold exten.!ing along (lie
tdge of the two ripper Iroa ' teeti; (tIe
tillnig Seems to be I rom tie iiterior stir
ice, extending out to the ends ot thi
tuel, showing the line os' silfl e aug
tie edge as -i,ated, ant is il: v pmromli
limnt, tuie ripper lip b, ing ur,iwn Lmuk
slowinig t Ie teeth quite plainly, lower
jaw receedmng. lIe geter-tlly ita. his
liands ini his pokts, i,l has uie air of
a loafer or a p .rspi withol, any p irtle
ubar bitsiness or o:jedcr. in vit "V. Itv is
ratier woodt I.wkiig, hii efniceks are red,
aitd there is nould ig abtmt itis appear
alice wlici wohlid croiato -IspicIo'I ef
ol his beiig a crimiinma. Snot c Ii IIhe
ligh'., hip. scai oi ight loiz, kli-e
kliiee anid both elbows. Claims to be a
niewspaper reporter, is anI expert pool
player, anit will te(lniit p.aoI rooilis."
lie above is alm3ost a ptrI,et desurip
Lioa of the iiai miow itler arrv.s, I he
markson his body being allinost exactly
a- cleseribed. ()ne of his i ront Letlai
nai been pitiled oit, but the othier sho ws
the gold filling as describel. 1 lis ir
is not, thilner oi the top ol his head
than elsen\ here, but by soieit is argiud
that, this amounts to noling, as ttWere
are nany preparat ions for .ue hair thit
will protirice an eliiely l W ad ftll
growi,h. It tie nia arre et is not
W illian l . Tascott it i tiust .e s;l id that
le iJersareiInirkable;Icuniin rit y to 1nm.
lie weara neat, black ,liit. 0ut both Iuis
body and clothinlg shoW deCnIed signs
of his long tranil ;. Ile e l-iiis to be a
harn-Ider by proluessicn, alni says iuird
dritiking caused hini to loose his job
arId lie is in search of another. lie
clainis to be 23 years oirl, bit looks to be
art least 25. 5iys h% e is trried and that
his wifi! is no vi in lensacola, Fla. Was
born ic lI)allas, Texas, reared in Aiburu,
Ali., and went to college ini Tuskegee.
for four years, leaving there wien 1.1.
Says he Ic It has 01.1 ho1e one year ago
this ilroil fi, alid hais requested that I)r.
C. I. Iloward, of TI'lrskegee, Ala., he
written1 to to iterntify hr1i1. At times
hel speaks as it le is lineduicaterl, and at
other tinies his coiversaltion bears
iarksi of education and relinement.
lie seemus to ha foni Iof poet ry aind.
friotes L oinfll )w arid ot,hier poets free
ly. As aii evia letnce of his 'idiucationi it
iniay he' *%d thact wvl rle (uottig p)oetry
lie somnetimrens fails t,o rise tihe wor- is of
thle arit,ior, blri'. fieyerr fails to coaiplete
thn iiietre arnd irymte co)rrect.y.
lie 'Mys lie hiuis recently v isited Char
le?-toni ainnti Savannrah andi th at lie meit rp
wi lli his <tetetive lriendt antd t,ramp
only hist Thuirsdaiy at the Charleston
aunt S:ivairniah it:iway j niaitionr. 11 e
persistanithy denrits ever having beeui in
Chicrago), whitli StrewaVrt, the tietective,
says hias chief con versation xilrice lie mst,
him a has I oen conceernring Chi cago, its
st:reets an*d plaIces of ainusemrnti, anid
Uis high style (It living whlile thuere.
Sinrce his arr s- t lie lhis ad initte I bel ing
in St, Lofiis t,o soine, while to othirs lie
denies ever having bieen ther-ue.
Pl'i1 c op iiin is very evenly dIivide:l
Ihe!re. Somei ihin k thiere is ao doub1 tt that
Tueuott has haen er1;catuired, wil te othiers
tinnkl t,hr wrong~, i:in is ini the toils.
Whlen iiirst arrestedt he b -emn e very
lich e'xcited. buat riow hit seems comI -
)osed~( andli talIk5 fr-tee|y, :niutI nor, often
tele3grnap)hid tor, and ht is ireply im''rel
ask nd that Ilu a rin's phto gi'raph he sen
on I ior tintient.iorn. Ti will proba -
bhy", dnet to-maorrow, arid the prison -
n-i will le lie d until the ait hiorit ies are
haeard trom. Stewart, thle detective
le'ft town this ate(rnoit, arir by somen
it is tha irghlt that hei will riot r'eturun.
11ie cert ainily seems If) be in earnest and
evidtent ly berl ieves II ar-din is Tasctott. -
T his rriorninrg while waisbinig his I'aco
in a honrse troughz hen rem i kedt to a
parssn'r-by tha .t when-hle got hiIs $5ti )Jl
Ire wouldt live in a pralace'~.
TPhe c-hie0' of pi hlie of' A tnustam tel .
grtaphed'( here thiis a1 frinoonm that Stew..
art hiant beeni on the cli gang in Au.
guistat, ariul this rio (doubt l largety to
do( with IIs depairtre. It is b etieved
thi lie is a bogu.- tet.eetivye. ~Cha~rles
NIAOA~RAm F"Af.,s, Sept. 1(. '
sti'rnger comimitted suichle by juiana
mnto thre ivers Il-nm ILuina I shaind this
ateoiraooni. lI I aet nst udi b wn gen .lemen
saymtu. "I Ilooks. as tuoi' f one (11 coul
inever irnt ouit."' andI icr a l>w numinutes
saidn, " I amr goinig tn try it.' T1,hey at,
tempted to seize him, bt beore they
coul reauch him, lie dliberately j;uimped
int.o) the river, and1( waus soon1 Oai'idn ov'er
Two hours lalcer an elegantly ndresseid
young woman about, 20 years old,
jumiped into the iiver at Prosp)ect, park.
A Mr'. IrIln of' Philadelphia, aged 70,
jumpedn in to rescue her, andi suce dlen
In gruaspmrg her hanid; she resisted, ardd
it was only by the etUorts otf a police
man that .he was saved. The woman
smiled ias the current caught lher, andt
was soon carried over the Americ mt
halls, It is rumored that tovo met in
boat from Chippews, Were dIrawn into j
the currenit and carriedi over the Can
adlan f-il ahont 0 oo( ,o