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AT THE TABFRNACLF.
DR. TALMAGE ON THE COMMON
PLACES OF LIFE.
EverYdfa Religion Is the True Test of
Plety-God Does Not Overlook the Little
Thiaas--We Gbould Ho Th%nkful Ffor
BROOKLYN, Sept. 3.--Rey. T. De
Witt Talmage in selecting a topic fur to.
day chose one ot practical value to all
classes-viz, "Week day Religion."
The text is from Proverbs iii, 6, "in all
thy ways acknowledge him."
There has been a tendency in all lands
and agee to set apa*t certain days,
place and occasions for especial religious
service, and to think that they formed
the realm in which religion was chic ih
to act. Now, while holy days and lw1y
places have their use, they can never ih
a substitute 4or continuous exercise oi
faith and prayer.
In other words, a man cantot iw
good a Christian on Sabbalidithat e :il
afford to be a worldling all tli week. 11
a steamerstart for Soutiami,ton1 7:t;a
ons day in that direction aed tie w1.r
six days sail in other dir-eetiwi b ,%
long before the steamer %i , 't to
Southampton? Just as o a im.m
will get to heoven vrho oaw,- the Sao.
bath day toward that which i eliand
the other six days of the, woek salts to
ward the world liesl tihiil devil. You
cannot eat so much at thc Si batht han
quet you can allori relh1,ious ab 0stinenelVc
alt the rest of the week.
t4enuine religon is not spasmioil;e,
does not go by lits an.d starts, is not, lin
attack of chills and lever-now col tin
til your .eOt chatter, nOW hot itniil
your boneA ache. (enitine reliion
marches on steadily, uip steel hil ai(]
along Cagrous declivities, iLs e>e ever
on the eterlasting hills crotyiel w il
the castles of the blessed.
I propose, so far as (Giod mliiiay hlp
me, W show you how we may b-ritl. our
religion into ordinary life anid rotaci ee
it in common things -yeslerd ly, t4o.h,
And, in the limt Ilace, I retark, we
ought to bring religion ino outit oniiiiairv
conversatioa. A dititi bireals li)td two <1
three villages aro suienrgedl; a south
American earthquako swallows a city.
and people begin to talk about, the tin
certainty ofhuian lite, and int that con
versation think they are engaging tm r
ligious service, whetn there may be t"o
religion at all. I have noticed tat inl
proportion as Christian experience is
shallow men talk ab%iout, unerals and
deathbeds and hearses antd toibstoies
If a tuan have ttc religion of tite gos
pel in its full power in hNi soul, lie will
talk chiefy about this world antid the
eternal world tnd very little compara.
tively about the mnl'nificalnt pass he
tween this and that. Yet how selhilnt
it is that the religOon of ('briit is a we. -
come theme? It a man lull ol thll!
pel of Christ goes itito a ttligioiu,- Lit
and begins to talk ahout sacr-el tin
all theconversation is hiwhd al thi
become exceedit)g awkwarl. A 4 on'
summer day, the lorests full oI sonti .mtil
chirp and ca-ol, ni-ihi ty chorus t el -d
harmonies, every bratnch-1 nit orchestra,
it* a hawk appears i the sky, ill the
voices are hushed. So I have <itte
times seen a social eirt-le thtat professedl
to be Christian silentced b ly the ittipie. r
ance of the great themne of Godh add ret.
.Nowi, my frietnds, it wye have the ire.
ligicn of C~hrist. ini outr soul we wil folk
about it in an e'xhilterantt tmottl. ite is
more refreshting thin the i waters, it is
brighter thantt the suttshie, i yies a
man joy here tatud prepares lium tr ever
lastintg hlipintess hetiire the throne ot
God. Andl yet, if the thee-oi el reen
be ittrodluced ito a c:tule, evetvhmti
silenced-.silenced~1 itnle-.s pimp~ a n
aigedl Christian muan in the l ornetr. lithe
room, feeliung that somtething iiu:~t
be said, pnts one f totl over the -
andI sighs heavily aid says, "Oht pts
My friends, the rehigioni of ,i1u -tl
Christ is tnt somrethtin to bie igr,-ned.
a.bout, but somethiingv to tatlk about and
sing about,, your taco irradliatedi. Tlhe
trouble is that men protessing tth lath
of the gospel ate Olteit sto inictnirtitent,
that they are alraid their conversauton
will not harmanize witht their life. W e
cannot talk theo gospel untless we live
the gespel. You will often lindt a mnit
whose entire hi fe is inil of intcotsisht- its
tilling his coniversation with~ such ex
pression) as "'we iire mtiserable sanrst-'
"'the Lordi hel p us,'' "th le IlordI lice,
yo,' interlardling their con versatiton
wit.h sucht phrases, which are more et-t
ing, andl catntintg is the worst Kimd of
If a mnt have the grace of Goil ini his
heart dominant, lie can talk relig:ont,
and it will senm naturail, antd meni in
stead of bemtg repulsed by it will be at
tractedl by it. D)o yout not know that
when two Christian peop)le talk as they
ought about the things of Christ antI
h eaven God gives special attenitutn aid
bwrites it all down. Malaichi iii, 1I (
"Then they thait feared the LjordI talkedl
one to the othier, aid the l,'rd hear
kened and heard, tand a btook of retmem
brance was written,''
flut, .I remark ntgain, we oughit to
bring the rel on of Jesuts Chist into
our ordinary emlloym'ienits. '()ht,'' youe
say, "that's a very goc:i theory ior a
man who manages a large butsintess woo
h as gaat traflic- who hold(s great estate.
it is a grand thing for bankers antd for i
shippers, but in my thtread anti needle a
store, in my trimming establishmutent, in 1
My insignificat, work o; life, you ecm
a itapply those gran. gospel prinici pIes."
Wh faddyo ethaty .)o you not k now
tats aGodd' leaton .a brook's surface e
atblamng God's anentiot is certainly as h:
ar b ias n u n , a d t a th e itim o s th a t I
cree's uptei of -e rock attracts t
lgos tsto a . certamnly as the wav- s
Oregon pine :utd leubatnon 3
under'ac eO raknso asld ii
God's ear as the sna1 und as word mo
fiagratlon, and that the maorld' cinigiw. C
ecni thing in your lie is of eog n
rineto att,ract the atteniough imta
My brother, you Cannot 1b el to
do anything so insignificant but (o .1 wI
help you fn It. If you are a fisherman
* h ist will stand! by you as hie dlid by si-It
,mon when he dragged Getnnesaret. Are
you a drawer of water? lie
A will be with you at the well
curb when talking with the
Samaritan woman. Are you a custom
hopse Officer? Christ will call you as hue
did Matthew at the receipt ot custom.
The man who has only a day's wages
in his pocket as certainiy needs religion
as he who rattles the keys of a bank
* apd could abscond with a hundred th -ms-t
and hard dollars. And yet there are a
iep.who profess the religion ot Jesus
Christ wno do not bring the reliion of 4
Ahe gospel into their ordiniry occupa :ll
Lions and empllyientw. ;In:
There are Ii the churchos ol' this i I
nen who seem very devoill, ol the silh .IU
bath who arn, fiar frmu that durina the
week. A country merchmi, arrive: In l
this city, and ile hil) int3 a s1 c Lto biuyf.
9goods of a man who11 ) %Vl( p- 3'ese rel n 4
but ith s 0 o racke ill i < hear, T
country merchan". Is wnl.Ile: .
too exhai t.(I to ill h<ine 1h1:1t vl!ck; he
tarries mli town. O( Sabbathli he(- -m33'' i4, the
some0 churclh I'llr c >nsItion' , aw- 1111 m
ig his amazem ent to [lnd 11310 Ihat t.i 1 n m.
who carriwi ')3 s mi aro Ite 11m)i bo, i , .,W I
Very one Whol swhiled hi'l. B;ut, n.c
miindi-the, dicac'n h:A hii Ida, k 4it -1 1n i
now antd loiw s sollii :ttIld .11 r;i,- I
talkinl- about. that blve'w4; w 1.rm nl H M
Christiam, ()n Stind-ay. WVmrie-)..o. '1r- "1
in3i the week, I I 1 d '
Thait man dm,s not rval'z :fthM:0 Ctd , i
kniowv, (overy dishimi4,o i ii.. h.- i I
Ills lillukel. th-l I 3 lr.ni y4
Ohe iron wail 01 hl4 111u11onfy S atI! and 1, t Lilol
the 11.1t 4of j,'1 4 -1t IS C'Mn'll'-, al34 that bi
" the pa;tr,Ill!e sittVA t inl'l s on
h' I,hi II I 'II 3thm Ill o , 1 . I I t . h t Ut,eth vt ;
rit:.3s and noit b y ri lits hall leavtt the WI
I,:)v 3111 t 01 hi111da m1\ at33d t 1hi ecV IV h
,I,li h)( a Ifiti.'' Bl, hl ny Mai .hereLlw h
:ar-c wit) dh iolt brin-, th religiAn 0I
( I i n , 1 h ,) heir everyd ry ()( 1 1jJ.11 1im.
They think reh-,,ion is I.). .,mjh!4! .
Suilioe ymu wUrT tO ml 4 ,t t. Ii_!1t
ymr y ur CounltrV Ill somlile 3r ,-mt:-- .3
Woul v(m !,' to, 4o Ohe ba!in aTlro
Ir ai, tt Splringfichil* No. ,o w. vto
there to "et yur'li wrd m33 n333 . -. n
'rhwn vm) woul gm m>it, tl ,- tauc 14, th- 3
elenmy anld conita.ld 1(r palur e1-m'ry. 1
Now, I take Lthe. S.tWb,th :t ai, '
viurch 1.o I), oItily Lit' arimry whvre wevit 7.a
1r e ) 4il :uInd 'Ior Ow.h v brtt.l Ii l l
(A lile. 11141 1tWIat hI .IvliI ,-4 Nl')a;d Iv,
TtuesIhiy, Wdedy arl .
day luld Saturday. -A\nidiol" tual k.
Martin's"and 1( "hl id.lrvil" aret
w% t1,1h fium h it' wt, o( h n.)t s al3 I
week . A surnmin 1A ot, lw acc,mlit
w3 ann3t1 carry it, i3 h41:13 I lih in tel
and behinilte p1mw. 'T'lhc S thbAth l h
is 4ol nol valuec it' it, last only 2 1 h.Ws
4 hl,'" Atys Si n1 n, )11(" 1*1 1 1:1] i 1 i
grea't Sphevre I Winuhd d '.hI t it I .1
haVe lved mll the Lille 4d1ilartin -,
c I 3 331 1, i 143 >3h h b "11en l ' 4'T : r;1 1 1
onl aii i I ho,_, %i )r j (I( m e V 0r 1 3 I3..
Illb M viliCtionll t h lal youil ,s ." I
333.M a lldilit,'.hat th ro1ma-1 - m4 d kni i
erra ntry have i"O'ie lut lt1 il . T;IlTC
Is but vry hi,tt o0 it l(,- in th k v w 4'
T!w templel s (A ' lIt'.!mclien . h V0 t.-I en i
chingt-d mnto sml3ithies; thel. eai 1 m1:1,-o i t
S." i atA 3hiil d has n f11 cut, 1y if:(.) v 14
waklin_, iLicks; Lih! mut s hiav.4 r ra III
ed bir1e.0the i r-anit's ax m111(l ht t It
-o liVer Lthe, Alle-hany and uOwi-al
m oulitilis a3n e i a' I 1- I
nMr at 'S\Nph-II
t'lle o_,r(ves Nwerk the - l , 1 t
dwcll hiave1 b(in -t tip h>I,.),>
Lte a11333 who i,i 1l lki-.: I'm l : ,jo1 'C.
!13141 ,,reatscrilk"i f)r aci* onq l Wit3 3433 1i ?
IlhvIl. A\i yl t tvt r(wl". ;ir A 13
tivy 1:n'v In 333 n1 n b111(i l l 33t'. IL ' 3
!illr \t)ll to) say N.htlilluwo
3had it 4 'r-: t i h0 . yi l
litL rv't himl ()I 43I s 4 ; u, I oil
io l no In a la ()IkItIIIr::e ( s ;,: I: kI. "
no(), standO he1 tv 4 a Ill III -l',31I'I
yw:l endure- the b1rcalh It)-,:b
)uir 11'.1 >vt ov r ii
0h4tk It beli33 tt3un3 to) pu4 -1
an43d a tax I'n3 hi4ikle', -m11 1 31
lho ) es.- Thev indivi.hbi1 1 .1 . -
w'e'43h!3 lily '3''3, 33h, 3 'brisu31 33 o3, .
e4 4.13s4's, 't il 33 u'3 .3,. ' 3. i4
31 3a .'reat1 revenue33 ''! - a t
A.. 133 he 33 331 ti i h, 3'' i *3 3 ''e'
3tt, ' 1 and 1333 I o h343 ave .1 3'',3'r3 or
:3 you3h33-3y' 13','3.'33 *' a.e br
'I131.3'3.i 3'33u ?333 3-3 .3
1433 sea338>)ns. I have33 mn3.4 3the3 3.
tret:wd with th3e (13crca4sses 33 n33-33 32:2333
>y, m1334ce, annoyances3(433. 'Phec only'3 wa':y 3333
Supp4jose a1 tiohlier' sho3333 3 . a: "This133 t n
23W3 enennes' 3. I wVant3, lo:33 3my,. 3:un.
Wit until3 1 get int1,4 som331 14enera'1l 4n-3.
aI)3emen3413t!"' Tha33t man33 : is a' e,nym-d am 1333
wou)lti4 3h a1 Coward3N ill 3131ly sphere, I1
sk3inis, 13e wdl not31 in3 a3 WV A3
A 134d it you3 0( a 3re nothIh Idol ~34''
a3gainst1 the34 singl.~e Im333nde1 el srain3a('e,I!3,
th11- lilie you3 woub333 not 3341 331 ii3l3141an '
rat3''l d1isasters.', wVih ' their3 I! n. :rn 3'o
'brist m3o1( all3 43333 33ria33. 11 we'', I33-e '3 m
c4.reavemen301t, 33il e lot our3 flune, i3 by
43>me1 3.reat31 blast31 like thie tempj1:41, th3en ''n
vt. go [:> God3 ILt..eamfort, 33.ut 'ye'3ir . n'
M\y fr'iends41, you no'e1 14 toake' th re3'
igion1 of' t.he Ia >rd, ,Jesus1' ( 'Brist i.i 3 3'',
33(st ordnu3333ry trials$ 4)1 your3 100. Y,m43 3
in1ve your3 m1ifor)3tunes:; y4'3 33.-. 4m.~ 3
exatLionIs- "(Jhu,3'3ou say',, ''3.' 33 3 .
lhihi, sine.) I lhave las3t my) propert'3' y, i tji
aRve been a ver3y differentIJ1 m-m3 13ram I'
thIat I wasi.'' My br'ot.her, 3t is thec ht- :
Ie anno31yanwe.s of1 yOtir 1 le that3 areC s33.43
I 11hara'.eCr and3 ma33k ing you33 14ess3 and,1
388 of a mnai.333
Y'Oi go inIto anl artist's si lin. Y3 I 3n i h
0e h3im 33nakin3g a1 piece 3)f sculp are333. m33o
'03n sa3y, "'Why don't you3 s;tri k3 33m1 we~3'
r?' WiVth his5 33nallet an(d 13is ('his33, wit
U goes clicK, click, click, and33 you3 can1 era
airdly see froml st-roke to str ioke that1 an33
1ere is any33 imIpression03 mal3(e 3p3n th3 wm33 3
Lone, and! ye(t thle wvork 31- going3 on~03. w3.
ou3 say. "Why d:on't, you strike hanrd- sk a
r ?' "Ohi," lhe repieits, "that11 would ()d
'iattter the statute. I m33tst mahke' it in1 1133
usl way, stroke by st.coke'." A tot Ii' hfe'
Dutn,j' .3's 03. by week and3( Imoth until. me334'
iter a%Vle Overy man33 thalt cirters the h3o3
Ltiio isl fascinated. J,411
Well, I 13ind God deal1jing with son334 hav3
an11. lIe is s'hapng him33 forF iimle am3 033:;l
haping him31 for etternity. I s-ay ''() i
4ord, why now wi1th One tremen'dous033 r'igh
o1w of callamnity shalpe tha:t m.m - fno3r yi)i
-h next World 'f" (Goo Says. wPhat' 330
33 stroke after a rokit lls tilan. 1334( d1uti
tfnnoyance irritatioiianac a ft"Ir1hter3 13a1
and after anu allie will be(rrit33atin 3'nd.
gladl spectac eo for angcels a1)4 Iei.a
Not by one great Stroke, 3)31 3) 1)i 31
XXt) little strokes of' mislfortle1r.113 33
Itted for heaven. You know that neu~t gt
Ortunles can soon be4 scatteredI by bOKI
laId out in small sums of mone4y, i)h
-he largest estate of Christian chalrac. N
er is sometimes entirely lost by these Itidl
mall dlepletions. alim
We must bring the religion of Jeu por
,brist to help us 13n thee littlno- eU
vees. I)o not sav th:t. anything is ti
ii,tnifivaat It) alect. your characti
its mav sink a ship. Onq lucif
Ltell n'ty,N dvMtriy a tomple. A q iel
1. h14r delIt hby silt-111ng of* a polii
rose. The ScrAtch of a sixpenny m
ty :zive yoi t he lockj4w. (,olunbi
a,sk I'-wo ;t pieve of bri' eiad anc
mIk of twatr aL, a Pranctscatit cl,
IIl, ( ,il." I.) t ihe diScovelrv of a i
)ilbl. And I l rIi is a grvat conne
Ii bwo w"mi I mill-s -wid itlinnsitit
wvevi not.Uiiig atid everythings.
11 u ntvw , stinposi thati (lxd car
I VO1, In.-it ililatit sorrows? Wi
I u id-4, Iwtu ! nothiig inlsigni
III in Wur Jle. Il'-m vlaro you tal
-It,+ >nIi10int N, of isa.ving that the
' ) io 11ol. know that the wlic
IN0v1.t k iiot ashmlttl to take ca
"-' Violt ? I say: "What. are y
mw., td i there in the grass, po
;I- vio"et ? NoOdv knoWys YOU 1i
r. A r-v y l vm iot. at'r.iid ntights? Y4
I fit- wil h l'irist; ioboly cares I
I; yO)'I Will suffer; yoj t will perisl
. 0, 1 y1 a; star,l "I'll1 watch over
li,0ht-" ' -NI," says t,the cloud, "11
v. I atin." "N ),"says the i siin,
ivm it i;i lily bwiom." And then t
id I anv(Md comiles btiding do%
iX urr l-il alolt amliding thet psa
rough"l I!w ae andl I say, "Wiltl
I"I. ( ) wid, 'm :itcl swit Wing
oI it. 1.wer , "-I am going in C,
('e flk Ii1 tiht violet." Atal( thei
fpilfey ; ' wn:,. ri the sky, and t
: ir'. dra wIlg wattir, amlI I sv
til it , i' l (linig theie, () clOids
wny d ,teae<rawinly waterI
;IL vi(Il-I.- Ard then I [tok do
1 de y y an' Iiij.y, "(C'm it,
t (1 0 takis v.rm' of a piir thi
es, ye;(bi e f t' ( iheU grie' ofi t
+ll. 11ti :i" fir vver f*orlotIt.enl lle
i io 'l." (W , to y Urit-n:.s, i f t
-avelsb(ndfdwil 1) suich insigni
m i m in il' s '.Iial, I t ll Yon (S)I
,h1;114, i n W l > ) ,,wir. e Ise, since.
.last cs:tr.1111 labmit, the conlstrl
III "t I I 14-r's 4-ye as iv- is inl t
II 1i 111' i! gn in i 1 alaxi 1s.
P;,iOz 11-1 :t w iliv'l" 1 I Ilh avt. nt
' 0rfy '.r 10!W11, hit , it i'af soinethil
i" 'hl ,:l i s:n! spirits th Oli0
(t' LIu, i k ii k to I,lis w rii d t fili(
mtj .iAu a sphi-r! of' wtrk. ()
1: it wll I'(o.k tle bmdY (
:twl d110 his wor' k. Allilttivr Spi
A :mli I iAu 1-k i1 b d,y (I a pmlot,
I ;.; h;A l .\lt i, lile 'lI vs.
"' W I t-, ;ii:t : "\Vhy all t !a r Ii
Ili- '~ .1.t ifIn, I ;u i ttll t h gr
Ir I :h . *' I fi'n r i i gfllun ('li
'1'. i P I ti w t i. titi thol'4iI
%il :wmIIi. mw I 'iwo:il
( . ()'It. I lai h t'i t)r p I
e es '' ha0 ne l ft f.t' oriy
lyssmn,"W :tsth-tt. ?" Andl t
!)y' WA, " h'h b ' 1y o 'f0tcon W
ul, i m w k t' t n 1 I'm
:1 no1 re ard"1. gOO11Iit hlal- .
I w i i, jl t llot. ias g t i ' table I
cchill. R t
. I f 1 t1lav :ii ti, we olight
O'ig th, rIition o4 .esi s Cri st il
I- m1 ahity.), lks;it . E vcl .ry altul,
301 pre 'b-t4 oI t il' 'nitei StattS a1
e gverorlivike prl:-mhnatioll, a
;i t tth (.:I l io ill mtfl. 6 11 1l
h:Iv toII( (I;d fl It li.- gootine
f. -1 ), mA t to li' a thai,4
- v. Wt , I.tke I WlO Wt f ih ble
t I I I' (It. I 4, lt(1 ' ( I ' I (ISv
1.t 1r f fm r e 1 1i! x t
fit! li 1- I'll , I t' 1.I wt h lt v 11seu
I*.( th nigh41 t con
1- 'i !I t:1i mlrt h i
lit''IIn In hIt almI
I 'I )!-(I we lIt-ar-i wilat
- Wenin a"'a 1:01 with .
I 1:. it WO I.> ha ne t h ats
ri!l lt i i t --'r I I. (I t iili Z i
Iit t er nu eit to it! Im
h f tit is !' h-', t h f usi of at
l. -' i i . I : (''ll'ii } it
nliiih Ill' inihaiit
I, li) fi'i'iihs r:Act .m w ,ake its o
I a hcaaird a vr tr'aii and sta
1').W 4!l fiVmnIert'u to Norwal
is her fihly b':iw"iof Iltti. i
' i t. tfii':!n. l'it' y !iv
- <l'.Ve': oIt \ rigesiap, \I fl '4 oiV
lnt. ft sptre ) ex itient I :a caii
li tiiI ttie " oif w1. 113 iill kni0l'<I w
ht hi lt (;M r o'i ir N eapewtli e i
Fioy fi 'i.Vltil. t htt t'iifi rrow v ig. rftt
ym1~il ! nrait~tWtei of sar' for ant
.Ylit ashes :a t btrid lgt at Norwl t
ther; iiallthd thrbri.s
toe loto Int of ift. 'lintn ontr
iihsea e, Off, itt hn ty or
ilLinit Court akardl whe youal
tt le" at irsty;O,O:(sed.
10 TO REVIVE STATE BINKS.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND IN FAVOR OF
il THE PROPOSITION.
.Sregu-rag no w ii F *u4t Dvennd-The
w In1titutell to Ho Untder N,t1#nml super
4s, vi0ion -Inportant Cnforente at tile
es WASIHINoTroN, 1). C., Sp.(,.
ji. special dispatch from Vashington tc
ke the Baltimore Sun says there was .
re conference at the Treasury Dapart.
110 ment Saturday that may have an im
re portant bearing on the currency legis
)>1 lation to be enacted by the present Con
or gress. Secretary Carlisle had assem
re bled in his office to meet him Speaker
Oil Crisp, Representative Warner, of New
or York, andit epresentative Hall, of Mis
I. souri. The two latter are members of
,i the House committee on banking and
currency. The conference was called
U1 to consider what sort of currency leg.
he islation otight to be enacted to supple.
vil inent the repeal of the silver purchase
lit law. Thf-re is a demand on the part of
er tho hiusiness people in many parts of
- the South and West for some reasona
ble and safe increase in the volume of
cirremicy, and aside from this there is at
feeling that is shared in by many of
the soundest financial authorities in
? the country, including several of the
01 committee on banking and currency,
vi that there ought to be an entire revis
he ion of the banking and currency sys
11g ten of the country. The currency of
1), Im linited States Is now a patch-work
1h0 affair, there being, counting all the
't dilferent kinds of paper and metallic
m.C tuoney, no less than nine different
.1 kiids of currency in circulation. The
M rapid decrease of the public debt, with
Ie the certainty that it will disappear al
I together in a comparatively few years,
he makes it necessary alio to take into
consideration the question of what is
%y to be done to contintie the national
k9 bank circulation or provide s)rne sub
er st itut,o for it. At present the basis for
a the bank circulation is diminishing
with every call of bonds and at the
same time the growth of the country
is increasing the need for the banks
Id and their circulation. It is the opinion
1 o)f many of the authorities on financial
ni iat T ers here that it is now time to look
abotit and settle upon some permanent
f systei of currency and banks, and it
, was to consider these luestions that
te coiference of yesterday was called.
ie The coilerence was coslidential in
a its natire. 'he gentlemen who were
'a lresent (to not feel at liberty to talk
.o freely as to what was done. It can be
or said, however, that the plan suggested
(hiring the last Congress of repealing
to Llie t ix on State banks circulation, but
to r<iiiring all such institutions desiring
on to issue circulating notes to deposit
id with tle Treasurer of the United
itl states certain approved securities, to
v, sec:ure their bond, was discussed at
i. length. There are many persons to
- whoi a mention of the repeal of the
s- tax on State bank notes recalls the
Ve wil-l-cat banks of some of the Western
is States, thle noney of which was not
(t good ten miles from the place where it
es was issueid. This feelling against State
bs banks has a tendency to make itany of
g ie niembers of the comiiiiittee on bank
ing and currency, who realize that
ig something ought to bw doio before t he
a national bank circulation is f ir
e- ther contracted by the redenp
. ion of inore bonds, hesitate to
a approve of any sort of revival
it of thle State banks. his feeling
-e was expressed ait the conference yes
e~ terday and1 was discussed with the re.
e salt that it, can he confidently asserted
a that if any bill is Iitrod uced at the'
Il present session of Congress with the
s' approval of P resident Cleveland and
e Secretary Cairlists ror the repeal of the
r State banmk tax it will b>e one in which
i the banks, whlile they may be called
State baiiks, will be undi(er national su
t pervision. In other words, while the
k banks may receive their charters from
ti tho States the national government
.s will supp)~ly their nlotes andt will pre
e sribue the class of secuirities on whichI
lI t hey shall be issued. The effect of the
~. cha;nge will be much the same as if the
(i pre'senit national banking laws were
o atmended so as to allow certain other
. st cuirities, in addition to government
-;. hoinds, to be dleposited to secure circu.
,. lation. The fact was (developed at the
a con ference that President Clevelanid
will favor a hill for the repeal of the
a State hank tax If there are such safe
gutards thrown around their circula
r' t.ioin as will insure their maintenance
ir at par'with gold.
m, Thei holding of this conference does
1IT, not necessarily mean that an adminis
w~ tration measure for the reform of the
s. banking system of the country Is to lbe
il report,ed fromi the banking and ciurren
s,, cy comimittee at once. T1here will be
in as avalanche of bills of all sorts bearing
'i, on thle cuirrency anid banking laws ini
trodui:edl as soon as t,he rules of the
II oise have been adopitedl. These will
ss all lbe ref erred to the banking and cur
bl reiicy commiittee. It is not probable,
hoceve, that there will be immediate
netnby timt coinmmittee, as it is
Ithought best to proceed with care in
niukinig any sweep)ing reform in the
cuIirrenicy. 'he gentlemen who. partici -
paited ini yesterday's coinference realize
ihat it will n<ot do to make a istake
0o such a se rioiis <plemstion, and no bill
will he reported that does iiot carry in
itselIf the assurance that every dloliar
t,hit inay be i xsiied uinder it will be
k w orth a dollar ini gold. The end aimed
at is to pr~ovidie a currency which will
he is 50ound as the national bank cur
ruency hias ben, hut which will at the
.me iin' have more elasticity, and
wil! expand when there Is a demand
for it and contract wheni it Is not need
ed. Thel Southern planters and the
Western farmers contend that If they
Shad such a system there would not be
the present difliculty that is experi
eniceid every year about the local banks
teutting money for the movement of
their crops. Onze of the Immediate ef
ort.s of the conferenco yesterday is ex
pected to he to give the D)emocratic
Senators who are still contending for
f ree *coin age an Iitimation that the ad
mni lstration will support a reasonable
ciirrenicy-reform measure that will
have the effect of increasing the
amount of bank cIrculation andl put
ting thie banks upon a permanent basIs
with muore elasticity to It than the
prese'nt national banking system. It Is
unuderstood uuch an iitimationi will
have the effect of very much reducing
lie oppIositIin to the repeal bill on the
IDemocratic side of the chamber, Pres
idlent Cleveland was not at yeisterday's
conference, but It was called with his
knowledge and Secretary Carlisle ox
pressed his views.
WHAT TrIE STanA sY.
The Washington Star says: The
probi)hlties are that there . will be
coiimmuinicattioni to Conigress in sotme
form, sent either formally or Informal
hy, preseniting a financial proposition,
I having the approval of the administra
tion, whIch will very materially weak
en the opposition to the repeal of the
Sherman law, While the statement
that there has been any Informal con
ference between the lPresident, Secreta
I ry Carlisle and other gentlemen on the
subtject is incorrect, there Is no ques
tion about the matter having been
talked ave recently etweemn ng.....
men and representatives of the admin
istastion and it is likely that somethinF
will uome,of it. Secretary Carlisle an t
a number of the leaders in b Alh houel
of Congress are destrous of the pas
sage of a bill repealing tWe State binl
tax and the 1restdetit is under.to >I t(
he fAv )rabIy iiclI-ieJs '.o 1.h i ma-i Ire
Mr. Carlisle has also for so.net.imi
been thinking over the (ltestion of tit
coinage of the silver bullion now in til
Treasury, and is very anxious that. at
authorization for this coinage should b
given by Congress. Ttne two proposi
tions will probably be combined and
recommended to Congress for action,
or, at all events, ,ho leaders in Cngreaw
will be given to understand that th
administration will approve of a meas
ure repaaling tile t ix on State bankf
and providing for the coinage of bll
lion. Whether this will come in th(
form of a message from the President
t 3 Congress or a letter from Mr. Car
lisle to soie individual memer or
Sentator cannot now be learned.
It is und.rstood that Mr. Carlisle
would like authority for the cjinage of
all the ballion held in the Treasury but
thinks the coinage of the seigniorage
alone would be a considerable relief.
Under the policy of tile adintnistra
tion, which is to redeem the- coin cer
tificates in gold, the bullion in tile
Treasury practically stands for noth
The Treasury is greatly In need of
money and, if this bullion can be con
verted into cash assets, and be made
available for expenditures which are
authorized by appropriation bills, it
will be a relief to the Treasury and al
so make money much more plentiful
in the country. There are a great ma
ny public works authorized by Con
gress to be advanced in the discretioa
of file department.
With sullicieCun!tlt monoy o hand to pay
for it tile work could be pressed active.
ly at once instead 'of letting it drag
out slowly over a long terni of years,
and this, uesides hastening the ptuolic
improvement would put the muoney out
in the best way possible at the timE
most needed. If the authority is giv
on by Congress certificates against the
fifty odd millions of seigniorage could
be isted at once and stop the drain
that is now being made on tile gold re
serve. After that the other bullion
could be coined as rapidly as deemed
necess try or as the mints could do the
It is believad that this proposition,
which is in the nature of an accoinio
dation from the administration to thse
who are anxious fOr an increase in the
volume of money, is expected to great
ly ease up tle oppositioa to th,- repeal
of the Sherman law, and it is believed
that it will hasten action by thi-! Senate
on the Voorhees bill. Trle Senators
from the silver States may not be af
fected by it much, but nearly all of the
other silver men wll probably be satts
lied with it.
COTTON CROP REPORT.
Southern Millk in (iood Uouditton-S ,u I&
Carolla Forging Alle-id.
NiE W OitR.EANS, Sept. i;.-,re New
Orleans cotton exchange report of the
cotton crop of the past year was given
out in full today. In alditi>n to the
leading tigures telegraphe I last Thurs
day ilght tile report says that taking
the averags for the entire year ba3ed
on returns Iroin the Southern outports
and largest interior feeders of overland
routes, the value of the past coinmer
cial crop has been about $12 50 per b.ile
against 637.50 for 181 and 18.2. an in
crease of 65 per bale and the totil
value of the cr0) 2h ,70, 1- --ainst
838,812,0)3, a deticit of $5 l,0i2,000JO
Figures are given silo winl g thlat the
actual gro wth of tbe pa-st year was 6,
150,000X 1)-Ies an'l thlat thle coramercial
cro p of f;,700,000j i ncl uded 250,L -) bales
of old cotton. Thew Texas crop is pit
at 2, 108,518 bales mlade up oh actual dIe
liveries fronm the State for year ending
August 21, showmng a decrease of $300
00t) Iromi last seaison. This total, it is
said, conIstitutes commercial crop or
amounlt moved by railroads, etc., and
not the growth whichl some excellent
authlorities claini, 100,003 bales less.
Tile commercial crop by States in
thlousands of hales as compared with
last year is divided as follows:
State. 1892. 1801.
Florida...........- 45 G
Georgia-....-.....830 I Juo
North Carolmna... 3 -25 .o0,
South Carolina...550 7ot
'l'enlnessee . .......281) .1t
'Total crop in batles for 189i2 is I;7 n),
000) for 1801 is 0,035.''
Th're ret.urns relating to cotton conl
sumifptlin in the Souith are of a most
satisfactory description. Thle financial
diisttrb.mces so serious in other sec
tions of tile counlitry e'xerted but Iit tle
iflulience in the mills in tile cotton belt
ilp to the beginning of August, and
thlen in reply to a direct question sent
every mill a surprisingly large nlumbier
stated that they had1 experienced no ill
effects. It is true that a genleral sense
of ulne:isines.s prevaile I among mill
owneors andi there were growing coin
plaints of an irncreasinlg di Iiculty of
disposing of goods.
.Fears were expressed also of a pos
siblde anger ahie1ad to resuilt from conl
tinuled linancial stringenlcy, buIt as a
matter of fact the consumption o1 raw
cotton had been but little affected. Tlhe
facts show that ino marluifactutring inl
dustry is on a safer or more rapidly
growing basis than Cottonl mills In the
South, Five years ago (1889-90) the
Southern mills consumed 480,000 hales
this year. in thme face of unfavorable
commercial conditions, they used 744,
000, an increase of 2611,000 hales or 5'5
per cent. The spindles no0w In opera
tion are 2,171,147 against 1,998,680 at
this tume last year.
it the list of States South Carolina
has again forged ahead,reaching nearly
204,000 bales, an Increase of 18,000,
equally 42%j per cent . of thle entIre
Southern consumption for 18S9-80, and
over 27 per csnt of' the present year's
consumption. Georgia follows closely
withl 184,000 bales, or fi,000 increase;
North Caralina with nearly 1:32,000 in
crease, whIle Aiabama is 8/'Y0 h:ales
ahtead of last year.
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FOR THE CAROLINAS,
ROCK HIL . C.
I will be Plieased to Furnisha Prices
WhIps of all kinds,
A xle Oil,
H arness Soap.
II arness D)ressing,
and any and
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Give me a trial
and I will
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he great pain alleviator, is strictly p p
and free fromiOI )5pias'f all kitnds, *a
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SIx bottles by expres 'for il.'
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Wholesale Agents, Coluonbla. S. (J.
Full partleulari sent by mall for L g
Weatee Ordp Bulleils.
COLUMnIA 8. C. Sept. 6.-The past
week has but more fully developed the
ravages of the feArful storna of August
27th and 28th, which, passing over the
entire State, left a record of such de
vastation as has never before been
wil nessed in this State, and which is
without parallel in the history of this
country. Maiy hundred of acres, white
Saturday with open cotton, ae shorn
of the work of mouths, the plant lying
flat on the gr,oiud twisted and broken ;
the unmatured fruit scattered and rot
ting. The islands along the coast, the
pride and glory of the section, from
which thousands of bales are gathered
each year, are almost destitute of their
Young corn, from which so much
was expected on account of the small
ness of the old crop, lies flat atd
broken. Along the river banks and
bottom lands frealels hAve covered or
washed away the patient labor of our
Fruit trees are stripped of their fall
crops, feucei, houses and hundreds of
acres of pines forests are ruined; herd s
of valuable stock and hundreds of hu
man lives are the portion of the Storm
King's harvest. Not a section escaped
from Oconee County in the West to
ilorry on the coast, from York in the
North to the most Southern part of
Gitu,NyI'LE, A. 6., Sept. r - 'he
board of control of.this county has de
cided to discharge the dispensary clerk.
This action ii taken on account of the
small amount of business done. The
dispensary cannot enjoy the luxury of
Plaos and Or gam a.
Now is the time to buy slammer plan
$25 cash b ilance November 15th 1893.
Will buy a Piano at spot cash price $10
cash, balance November 15ta 1893.
Will buy a organ at spot cash price.
See tie list to choose from. Steinway
M%ason & Hlamlin, Mathusnek and Stir,
ling Pianos, Mason & Ilamlin and
Stirling Organs. Fifteen days test
trial and freight both ways if n-,t satis
factory. A large lot of nearly new and
second hand Pianos and Organs at bar
gains. Good as new. Write for prices,
N. V. Trump, Columbia, S. C. *
0OF SOU PH CAROLINA.
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Tobacco Habit and Nervous Exhaustion
by the methods of Leslie E. Keeley, M. D.,
L. L. D., Surgeon Chicago and Alton Rail
way and formerly Surgeon U. S. Army.
For literature or further information
THE KEELEY INSTITUTE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
WOOD WORKING MACHINERY
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Brewer's Brick Machinery.
Double Screw Cotton Presses.
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Hall and Lummus' Gins.
Engieberg Rice Hullers.
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piete equipnmnt for Sash. Door, and
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Pelting, Fittings and Machinery Suppiles.
Write me for prices.
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COLUMBIA, 8. C.,
As a mattor of buHineOss initeresit to you
and ourselv,,s wi ask you to allow u.s the
privilege of nmakinig esthmates upon anty
machinery you may wish to) buy before
placing your orders elsewhere.
Our facilitie.s andi connectins with man
uifacturers are such that we can: quote on
the same goods as low prices as are obtain
able in America. It ie but a narrow mind
that would pass by the home dealer to pay
an eqlual or greater price to a foreign
dealer or manufacturer.
Only give us the opportunity and we will
serve you to advantage, and keep at hiome
a small part of the money which is going
away from our State to enrich others.
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