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INFANT HANDS.
Fair beacon lights at dusky eve,
In pottage door and palace hall;
' hey beckon nian from busy marto,
Those dimpled hands outstretched and
small.
Ilereuloan powers within them lla,
Wee fingor tips vith0 rsy palm ;
One iagle touich oil chi1eck or brow
Will (uell an angry rising storm.
Ofttines they vanish from the sight,
Those darling hands more prized than
gold
'assive In deuth's ehi!l hand they lI
Like frozen lilies Pure and coldt.
God says: "A little child shall lend,"
And clear-yed faith dlierns afar
Thiose gleamning hands at close of day
Aro b'eckoning homne through gatos
ajar.
SAVE THE SABBATH.
tav. Dr. Talmage Chooses A Hitbloct of
'%'ide 1Ini orest.
BRooic INN, June 24.-For today
Rev. Dr. Talmage has chooseni a subiect
of world wide Interest as tihe theme of
his sermon through the press -viz, tho
necessity of guarding the christian Sab
bath against invapions that aim at its
destruction. The text selected was
Exodus xxxi, 13, "Verily my 8abbathe
ye shall keep."
The wisdom of cessation from hard lt
bor one day out of' the even is almost
universally acknowledged. The world
has found out, that it call (10 less work im
seven days than in six, and that lio 52
days of the year devoted to rest are an
addition rather than a subs trac
tion. Experiments have been made
in all departments. The great ILorl
Castlereagh thought lie ,could work his
brain 365 days i the year, lit after
awhile broke down and comnuiited seici(e
and Wiloeflorce said of him: "Poori
Castlereagh! Thir Is the result of the
nonobservance of the Sabbatll'"
A celebrated merchant declared, "I
should have been a maniac long arc hut
for the Sabbath." The nerves, the braIn,
the muscles, the bones, the entire physic
ai, intellectual ail moral na'ire cry cut
for the Sabbath resi. What is true of
man is for the most part trueofrthe brute.
Travelers have found out. that they come
to their places of' destination sooner
when they let their horses -est by the
way on the Sabbath. What is tie mat.
ter witti those forlorn creatires larnessed
to some of the city care? Why do they
stumble and starger and fall? It is for
the lack of the Sabbatic rest.
In other words, when the lerdsien
drove their sheep and cattle from the far
west down to the seaboard, it was found
out by experiment that those herdsmen
and drovers who halted over the seventh
day got down sooner to the seaboard
than those who passed on without tile
observance of the holy Sabbath. The
fishermen off the coast of Newfoundland
declare that those men during the year
catch the most ish who stop during the
Lord's day.
When I asked the ltocky mountain
engineer why lie ciangeld lcccnoloives
when it seemed to be a straight route,
lie said, "We have to let the locomotive
stop and cool off or the machintiery would
soon break down.'" Men who made
large quantities of salt were tol(d thaitt if
they allowed their kettles to cool over
Sunday they would submit themsclves
to a goart deal of (iaiage. The experi
ment was made, some observing the
Sabbath and some not observing tile Sal).
bathb. Those who allowed the tires to
go down and the kettles to cool once a
week were compelled to spend only ia
few pennies mn the way of repairs, wik
in the cases where 1no Sabbath was ob,
served many dlollirs were (demil'mded foi
rep~airs.
in other words, intelligenlt muan, du1mb
beast and (deadh machinery cry out for thle
Lord's day. lBut whiile the attempt, to
kill the Sabbath by the stroke of ax andl
tiai and yardstick has beautifully failed
it Is proposed in our day to (drown the
Sabbath by flooding it, With secular
amusenments. They would bury it very
decenitly under the wreath of the target,
company and( to the musIc of' all brazen
instrumelnte.
There are today tm the different cities
10,000 hands and 10,000 pens busy ini at
temptinig to cut out the heart or our
Christian Sabbath and leave it a bleed
lng skeleton of what it once was. The
efiort is organized and tremendous, an~d
unless the friends of Christ and the lov.
ers of' good ordfer all rouse up righi
speedily their sermons and protests will
be uttered after the castle is taken,
There are cities m tile 10an(1 were t~he Sab
bathl has almost perished, and it is be
coming a plractical quiestion whlether wi
who receivedl a pure Sabbath from till
hands of our fathers shlall have piety ani
pluck enough to give to our children th
same blesssd itnheritance. The oterna
God helping us we ill!
I protest, agaInst this luvasionI of tI
holy Sabbath in the first place becausm
it is a war on dlvine enactmuent. Gloc
says in Isaiah, "If thou turn away thl
foot from doing thy leasure on my hola
day, thou shalt walk upon the hiigh
places," What did he mean by "'doinf
thy pleasure?" ie referred to seculam
and worldly amusements. A manii told
me he was never somuich frightened asi
in tile midst of ati earthquake, when the
beasts of thle field b~ellowedl in fear and
even the barnyard fowls screamed in ter
ror. Well it was when the earth was
shaking and the sky was all 11111 of fire
that God made tile great annoulncemlenlt,
"Remember the Sabbath day to keel) it
holy."
Go through thle streets where the
tlieaters are open on a Sabbath night;
go up on the steps; eniter the boxes of
those places of entertaiment, and( tell
me it that is keeping the Sabbathl holy.
"Oh," says some one, "God won'4 h~e
displeased with a grand sacred concert."
A gentleman who was present at a
grand sacred concert",one Sabbath night
in one of tile thleaters of' our great cities
said that during tile exercises thlere were
comic and sentimental songs mnterspersedl
with coarse jokes, and there were dan
cesn, and a farce, and tight, rope walking,
and a trapeze performance. I sup~pose
It was a holy dance and a consecratedf
tight rope. This is what they call a
"grand sacred concert."
We hear a great deal of talk about
"the rIghts of the people" to have just
such amusements onl Suaday as they
want to have. I wonder if the Lor<d
has any rights. You rule your family;
the governor rules tiho taite; thepsi
dent rules the whole land. I wondrersI
the Lard has a right to rule the nations
and make the enactment, "Rmebe
the Sabbath day to keep it holy, an i
there Is any appeal to a higher court
from that deelslon, and if the men who
are warring against that enactment are
not guilty of high treason against t~h
Maker of heaven and earth. They have
in our citlies put God on trial. It ha
been the theaters and the opea
houiaes, pliltifl's, versus the LordAl
mihy defendant, The suit has bee
begun, and who shall come~ out ahea
yo knoWr. Whether it be pplro
unpopular, 1 now announce it uar or
opinion that the people have no rignts
save those which the great Jehoah gives
them. Ito has never given the right to
break his holy Sabbath, and as long as
his throne stands he never will give that
dght.
The prophet asks a question which I
can easily answer, "Will a man rob
God?" Yes. They robbed him last Sun -
day night at the theaters and the opera
houses, and I charge upon them the in
famous and high handed larceny, I hold
the same high handed larceny. I hold
the same opinion as a eallor I have.heard
of. The crew had been discharged from
the vessel because they would not work
while they were in port on the Tard's day.
The captain went out to get sailors. Ile
found one man and he said to him "Will
you serve me on the Sabbath?' "No."
"Why not?,' "Well," replief the old
sailor, "a man lwho will rob God Al
mighty of his Sabbath would roh me of
my wages if' he got a chance."
Sui)ppose you were poor, and you
came to a -41ry goods merchant and
askcd him lor Some cloth for garments,
ind lhe bhould say, "I'll give you six
yards," and while ho was off from the
counter binding ip the six yards you
should go behind the counter and1 steal
one additional yard. That is what
every man loes when he breaks the
Lord's Sabbath. (od gives us six (lays
out of seven, reserving one for himself,
and il you will not let him have it it is
mean beyond all computation.
Again, .1 am opposed to this desecra
tion ot the Sabbath by secular entertian.
ments because it is a war on the statutes
of most of the states. The law in New
York state says:
"It shall iot he lawful to exhibit on
thei first (lay of the week, commonly
called Sunday, to the public, in any
buihldincg, gardent, groun is, concert room
or other room or. place within the city
and county o New York, any interlude,
tragedy, comedy, opera, ballet, play,
l'arce, negro minstrelsy, negro or other
dancing, or any other entertainment of
the stage,or any part or parts therein, or
any equestrian, circus or drematic per
Cormance. or any performance of jug
glers, acrobats or rope dancing."
Wan there ever a plainer enactment
than that? Who made the law?
You who at the ballot boxes de.
cided who should go to Albany and sit
in the legislature; you who in any region
exercise the right of suffrage. They
made the law for you and for your fami.
lies, and now I say that any man who
attempts to override the law insults you
and me and every man who has the
right of sullrage.
Still further, I protest against the in
vasion of the Sabbath because it is a
foreign war. Now, if you heard at this
moment the booming of a gun in the
harbor, or it' a shell from some foreign
fcigate should drop into your street,
would you keep your seats In church?
Y ou would want to face the too, and
.very gun that could be managed would
be brouaht into use, and every ship that
c3uld be lbrought out of the navy yard
would swing from her anchorage, and
the qnestion would be decided. You do
not want a foreign war, and yet 1 have
to tell you that this invasion of God's
holy day la a foreign war.
As among cur own native born popu
lation there are two classes-the good
and the bad-so it is with the people
who come from, other shores-there are
the law abiding and the lawless. The
former are welcome here. The more of
them the better we like it. lBut let not
the lawless come from other shores ex
pecting to break dlown our Sabbath and
institute in the place of it a foreign
Sabbath.
How do; you feel, ye who have beenm
brought upi amidl the hills of New Enig
land, about giving up Lihe American
Sabbath; ye who spent your childhood
under the shadowv of' the Adirondacks or
the Catskills; ye who were born on the
banks of the Savannah or Ohio or
Oregon, how (10 you feel about giving up
the American babbath? You say: "We
shall 'not, give it up. We mean to dle
fend sit, as long as there is ieft, any
strength in our arm or blood mi our
heart,1 Do not bring your Spanish Sab.
bath here. Do not bring your Italian
Sabbath here. D~o not bring yout
French Sabbath here. Do1 not bring
your foreign Sabbath here. It shall bc
for us and our children f orever a punre,
conseciated, Christian, American Sal)
I will make a comiparisoni between thi
American Sabbath, as some of you hav4
known it, and the Parisian Sabbath. -
speak from observation. On a Sibball
morning I was acousedl in Pa.ris by
great sound in the street. I A aid
'"What is that'?'' ''Oh," they said, "'thi:
is Sunday.'' An unusual rattle a
i vehicles of all sorts. Th'le v'uices seemet
I more boisterous than on other (lays
People running to amid fco, with basketi
or bundles, to get, to lihe rail tramns a
gardens. It seemed as if all the vehicle
in Paris, of' whatever soti,, had turnet
out, for tho holiday. The Champs Ely
sees one great mob of pleneure seekin
people. B al loons flying. P arrots chattei
ing, F'ootbaflls rolling. P'eddlers hawk<
ing their knickknacks through the streets
Punch and .Judiy shows ini a acore c
lplaces, each one with a shouting audi
ence. IIland organs, cymbals and over:
kind of racket, musical and unmusicail
When the evening came dlown, all tin
theaters wvere in full blatze of' music aum
full blaze of fight. Thef1 wine stores atu
saloons were, thronged with an unusua
nulmber of customers. At eventide .1
stood and watched the excursionisti
coming home, fagged out men, womer
and children, a gulf st~ream of fatigued
irritability and wretchedness, for J
should thbinic it, would take three or foui
(lays to get over that miserable way ol
Sundaying. It seemed more like ami
American Fourth ofJuly than a Chris,
tian Sabbath.
Nowv, in contrast, I present one of the
Sabbaths in one of our best American
zities. Ifoly slence coming downm with
the clay dawn. Business men more
deliberately looking Into the faces of
their children and talking to them about
their present and future welfare. Men
sit longer at the table in the morning
because the st~ores are not to be op~ened,
andl thle mechanical tools are not to be
taken up. A hymn is sung. There are
congratulations and good cheer all
through the house. The street silent
until 10 o.clock, when there is a regular,
orderly tramp churchward. Houses of
God, vocal with thanksgiving for mer
cies received with prayers for comfort,
with charities for the poor. flest for
the soul. The nerves <quieted, the
temples cooled, the mind cleared, the
soul strenghtened and our entire popula
tion turned out on Monday morning 10
yeare younger, better prepared for the
duties of Lhis life, better prepared for
the life that is to come.
Which do you oj~ bet-the Ameri
can Sabbath or 'he P'anslan Sabbath?
Do you know in What boat the Sabbath
came acoWsB the seas and landed on
our shores? It was in the Mayfiower.
Do you know in what boat the Sabbathi
will leave us if it ever goes? It wiUR be
In the ark thpt floats over a deluge o
national destruction.
Still further, I. protest against the
Invasion of the Lord's day bscause 11
wrongs a vast multitude of employee(
of their rest. The play actors and act
resses can have their rest between theh
eugagements, but how about the scene
shitters, the ballet dancers, the callboys,
the innumerable attendants and super
numerarles of the American theaterl
Where is their Sunday to come fromi
They are paid small salaries at the best.
Alas fir them I They appear on the
staae in tinsel and tassel, with halberds,
or in auze, whirling in too tortures,
and they might be mistaken for fairies
or queens, but after 12 o'clock at night
you may see them trudging through the
streets in faded dresses, shivering and
tired, a bundle under their arms, seeking
their homes in the garrets and cellars of
the city. Now, you propose to take
from thousands of these employees
throughout this country, not only all
opportunity of moral culture, but all op.
portunity of physical rest. For heaven's
sake, let the crushing juggernaut stop al
least one day in seven.
Again, I oppose this modern invasiou
of the Christian Sabbath because it is a
war on the spiritual welfare of the peo.
ple. You have a body. Yes. Yot
have a mim ? Yes. You have a soul
Yes. Which of the secular halls on the
Sabbath day will give that. soul any cul.
tuM? Now, admitting that a man has v
spiritual and immortal nature, whici
one of the places of amusement will cul
ture i? Which one of the Sabbath per
formances will remind men of the faci
that unless they are born again they can
not see the kingdom of God? Will thq
music of the "Grand Duchess" help peo,
ple at last to sing the song of the on
hundred and forty and four thousand
1si0Bdes, if you gentlemen of the secula
entertainment have six days in the weel
In which to exercise your alleged bene.
ical influence, ought you not to allo'
Christian institutions to have 24 hours
Is it unreasonable to demand that if yol
have six (lays for the body and Intellec
we should have one day at least for ou
immortal soul? Or, to put It in anothe
shape, do you not really think that ou
imperishable soul is worth at least one
seventh as much as our perishable body
An artist has three gems- -a corneliar
an amethyst and a diamond. le has t,
cut them and to set them. Which one 1
lie most particular about? Now, th
cornelian is the bod), the amethyst I
the intellect, the diamond is the soul
For the two former you propose six day
of opportunity, while you offer no op
portunity at all for the last, which is i
value as compared with the others Ilk
$100,000,000,000 to one farthing. Be
sides you must not forget that nine
tenths-aye, ninety-nine onehundredth
-of all the Christian eflorts of this coun.
try are put forth on the Lord's day. Sun
day is the day on which the asylums ani
hospitals and the prisons are visited b:
Christian men. That is the day whei
Vie youth of our country get their chie
religious information in Sunday schools
That is the day when the most of th
charities are collected. That is the da
when under that blast, of 60,000 Ameri
can pulpits, the sin of the Ian . is as
saulhed and men are summoned to re
peut. When ycu make war upon an
part of God's day, you make war upoi
the asylums, and the reform associations
and the homes of the destitute, and th
church of the living God, which Is th
tpillar and the groundl of the t~ruth.
I am opposed1 to the invasion of th
Sabbath because it is a war on our poll
i~ical institutions. When the Sabbat
goes dlown, the republic goes dowi
Men who ate not willing to obey God:
law in regardl to Sabbath observance ai
not fit to govern themselves. Sabbat
breaking means dissoluteness, and die
soluteness is incompatible with self gov~
ernent. They wanted a republic I
France, After awhile they got a relpul
tic, but one day Napoleon III, with h
cavalry, rode through thie streets, at:
dowii went the republic under the cia
tering hoofs. They have republic the
again, but France never wilt have a pe
manent republic until she (quits her roi
tering Sabbaths and devotes one day
every week to the recognition of G
and sacred institutions. Abolish tl
Sabbath, and you abolish your religio
privileges. Lest the bad work go o
and you have "the comne' and y
have "the revolusion,"' and you ha
the sun of' national prosp~erity goil
down in dlarkness and blood. From Uh
reign of terror may the God of peace (1
liver us.
Still further, I am opposed to this inv
sion of the Sabbath because it is unf4
and it is parbial. While secular anmus
f iments in c~iferent cities are allowed
I be openf on the Saibbath dlay, dry goo
establishinents mnast bs closed, al
Splumbing estalhishmientsm, and the bute
r er's, and the baker's, and the shoema
i er's, and~ the hardware stores. No
I tell me by what, law of' justice you cotl
- pel1 a mian to shut the door of his ste
while you keep open the door of yo
- worldly establishment. May it tplea
.your honors, jiudged of the supreme con
.if you give to secular, places t~he rig
Sto be open onI the Sabbatii (hay, you ha
-to give, at the same time, the right
p all commercial establishments to be opi
,and to all mechanIcal establishments
l be open. If it is right In the one ca
I it is right in nil the cases.
IlIBut we are told thant they must, s
money on Sabb~ath nights in ordier to p
the defilcits of the other nights of
week. Now, in answer to that I s:
that, if men cannot manage their amus
ments without breaking the Lord's di
they had better all lie into bankrupt
tcgethmer. We wvill never surrender o0
Christian Saibbathi for the purpose
helping these violators to pay their e.
penses. A b~ve all, my contidence is
the good hand of God that has been ov
our cities since their foundtlon. Bul
call this day upon all those who bef'riem
Christian princlple, and those who lo'
our l)ohtical freedom, who stand In sol
phalanx i.n this Thermopylse of o1
American history, for I believe as certa
ly as 1 stand here that the triumph <
overthrow of American institutions<
pendls upon this Sabbatic contest,
Bring your voices, your pens, you
printing presses and your punlphts int
the Lod' artillery corps for the defeni
of our holy day. Today in your familim
andl in your Sabbath schools recite, 'l
member the Sabbath day to keep
holy." Decree before high heaven ti
this war on your religious rights and thi
cradles of your children shall bring Ign
minions defeat to the enemies of God an
the public weal. For those who diei
the contest battling for thie right we sala
chisel the epitaph, "These are they whi
came out of great tribulation and ha
their robes washed and made white I
the blood of the lamb." But for then
one who 'shall p rove in this moral cr18
recremant to God and the church thei
shall be no honorable epitaph. He sha
not be worthy even of a burial place
all this free laud, but the appropriate I
termniot for such a one would be to eo
ry out his remains and drop them int
r the sea, wheke the lawless winds which
keep so Sabbath may gallop over the
grave of him who lived and died a traitor
to God, the church and the free institu
tinus of America. Lone live the Chris
tion Sabbath! Perish forever all at
tempts to -overthrow Itl
WHAT THE RAIN HAS DONE.
Encouraging Weekly Buletin of the
State Weather Service,
COLUMBIA, 8, C., June 27.-The fol
lowing is Director Baue. 's report for
the week ending June 24th:
Nearly normal and sunshine prevail
ed (luring the week with no excessively
hot days or any very cool nights. The
rainfall on the whole was greater than
for any week for the previous month,
but yet far from enough. In some
places the drought was entirely relieved
in many places partially, while a large
area in the aggregate, though widely
scattered, received at best only light
showers. Nineteen out of seventy-four
reports received indicate rains amount
ing to more than the normal for the
week ending with June 24th, coming
from the following counties: Abbeville
Beaufort, Chesterileld, Barnwell, Fair
field, Florence,'Greenville, Laurens,
Newberry, Orangeburg, Pickens and
Union. Thirty-flve report refreshing
showers, but not enough to break the
drought; while twenty state that at
best but light showers occurred, com
ing from the following counties: An
derson, Charleston, Darlington, Green
ville, Georgetown, 11orry, Lancaster,
Lexington, Marlborough, Spartanburg,
Williamburg and York
In the remaing eleven counties of the
State, and which come under the
second condition, the rains were poorly
distributed, although the rainfall was
general enough to make a vast im
provement in crop conditions and pros
pects.Cotton being essentially a hot dry
weather plant Is doing well everywhere
C is small, but free from ''weed" and be
- ginning to bloom;. Its growth has not
r been rapid enough to regain the loss
of May and early J tine, and consequent
i ly remains from two to three weeks
t under seasonable size, Early planted
r corn is too far advanced to respond to
r the more favorable weather although
r It shows an improved color. It is be
- ing laid by.
? Corn of later plantiug and which at
tained a stand before' the dry weather
' set In remains r romising but small.
Rice Is begining to feel adversely the
a dry weather and June rice in George
e town county is liable to be greatly
5 damaged owing to the water in the
river being too low to cover it.
s .Pianting of sweet potato slips h is
- been resumed where the ground is wet
a enough, but a large acreage remains
3 yet to be planted.
. The sowing of peas is almost general
on stubble land that was fit to be pre
pared, and the acreage promises to be
above the average if the weather con
tinues favorable.
Wheat and oats threshing continues,
but the yield of both is disappointing,
except for oats in a few localities
notably Chesterfield county.
f In some places the yield scarcely re
. turns the seed, being true of both
D grains.
V A strange species of small bug has
- attacked the watermelon vines in Un
ion county, but as yet is not numerous
enough to do material damage. Mel
ons are being marketed from the coast
counties and will be ripe generally by
July 1st.
Gardens are ruined beyond recovery,
and must be replanted to produce any
a quantity of the ordinary vegetables,
Sorghum growing rapidly ats also are
B pinders.
- Damage to corn and cottdn occurec
h in portions of Abbeville, Greenville,
1. Lancaster and Lexington counties.
as The following places reported rainf
e of one inch or more: Florence, 1.81;
h Hardeeville, 2.79; St. Matthews, 1.57
..Aliendale, 2 57; Blackwell, 1.22; Green
_ wood, 1.40; Little Mountain, 1.52; Mc.
n Cormick, 4.55; Reid, 3.00; Santuc, 2.90
Watts, 1.29; Chesterild, 2.38; Cr08!
11111, 3.19; Ihowe. 1.14; Ilunters, 2.35
'n Eflingham, 1.A; Eastly, 2.00; Flint 11111
Ld 1.410; Columbui, 1.37; Martins, 4.18.
eBack at J ohn G ary E vans. I
e- COL MBIA, S. C., .)une 29.-Mr. JameE
a- Norton, chief elerk in the onfice of Coin
in ptroller General and candidate for tha
>d office, yesterday gave the press the fo]
'i lowing self-explanatory card:
i see it reported in the papers toda:
lathat Senator .John Gary .Evans said a
' Chesterfield yesterday that I approach
>u him with poor mouth as to my salary
e8 Mr. Evans is entirely mistaken if h<
3g made such statement. What I (lid I
at was to call his and other members o
e- the general assembly's attention to th<
unjust and apparently spiteful disceimn
a-- inations in the Senate salary bill 0
ir, 1892. I mentioned the special discrim
a-. ination against the odfice of CJomptroll
to er General. This bill fixed his salar:
Sas $1,900 and current expenses at $1
d350. This was to all intents and pi
poses an addition of the office; the rea
-purpose of the same was to give th
olilcee$2,700 when tip to Gon. Ellorbe'
term it took $4,200. This same Senat
~-bill gave the State Treasurer's oflce$4
re 200 when it had before received $4,50
ur and left the salary of treasurer at $2
se 100. 'lhe treasurer did rnot have an;
et, more force than he absolutely needet
lt and the work in tihe Comptrolle
ve General's ofice exceeds that of th
to State Treasurer.
nThe force in the Comptroller Geon
toeral's office has been made $3,400 C
$o 800 less each year than it took unde
'C the former administration, or a savln]
of $1,200 for the four years. Thi
:e4, has been saved notwithstandin
ry the extra work Imposed by thi
tie bank and railroad litigation. Ur
ty der the circumstances I di
o-- think the Senate bill unfair, unjus
ty and damaging to the public service a
ey represented by the Comptroller Gene:
ir al's office and I felt,coming,as I undel
of stood the bill did, from a Senator wb
was a director and a lawer far one o
these railroads fighting the administra
ortion, that It was spiteftul to the exten
rof its application to the ofilce of thi
' Comptrole General. There were othe
id gross inequalities in the bill which
le mentioned even to the ways andi mean
id committee of the House. The audit
ir or and treasurerer of Charleston coun
in ty receive salaries larger than tht
>r Comptroller General and the Stat
he Treasurer. These officials get twic
what the same officials of Spartaniburj
r get and do no mere or little mor
a work. Respectfully,
0James'Norten.
s P'assed the House.
~e WNSHINGTON, June 22.--At 41:4
t o'clock this afternoon the anti-optin
t bill passed the House by a vote an
e nounced to be yeas 150, nays 87, presen
o and net voting 1, This result was reach
d ed after two hours consideration of th
n amendments to the bill, under the flyt
1 minute rule and an hour's speech bi
)Hatch, the aut~hor of the bill su'nming
d up the arguments in Its favor.
n The bill, ab finally passed, was thi
~t bill that came from the committee o1
Is agriculture, with the single addition c
e dour to the list of articles which may no
11 be traded in. The vote in favor of th
s bill Is summarized as follows: De
n crats, 98, Republicans 47, Popullsts 10
ir Those who voted against it; Democrat
to 61 RepublIcan 20.
HELP THIS OLD SOLDIER.
Tho Sad atre that Be,teI 1 Vonfederate
soldier.
PONTOTO, Miss., Dec. 27th, 1893.
To the Unitefd Cantederate Veterans
and all charitably disposed persons
and friends.
My Dear Comrades: I was Captain of
Company G. 45th Miss. Regt. Wood's
and M. P. L'wry's Brigade, Pat Cle
burne's Division in the late war be
tween th, States. I was fearfully
wounded and disabled in the great and
memorable battle of Chickamauga,
bept. 20, 1863. When In command of
my company in front of the enemies'
lines and temporary works, andi under
a heavy lire of shot and shell, I had
the misfortune of havitng my under
jaw, upper teeth, 'and part of my
tongue shot away, and my face terribly
mutilated by the explosion of a shell
from the enemies' guns. Since which
time I have had to lie on my back
when taking my meals and fed by
others on fluids. I cannot masticate
any food whatever. Notwithstanding
my unfortunate and irreparable condi
tion, I managed so as to support my
self and family for 25 years, but ant
unable to do so longer without assist
ance.
Comrades, I dislike to beg. I had
rather that it were different, but I can
not help it. I received this ugly and
unfortunate wound in a just and lion
orable cause. I did my duty in defend
ing our beloved Sunny Southland
homes, property, and firesides. Will
you please see to it that myself and
family do not suffer for the necessaries
of life? I have a wife and two daugh
ters dependent on me for a support;
and one of the daughters has been an
invalid for the past eighteen years.
P)ease contribute something to our re
lief, and I assure you that the amount
will be greatfully appreciated by us.
Your comrade,
[Signed. j JOHN M. SLOAN.
I fully endorse the within statement
of Capt. J. N. Sloan. Ile is very poor,
a good moral man, law-abiding citizen,
and merits all that can be done for him.
[Signed. C. 13. MIT011ELL.
FRANK SAUTEI.
SUMMT, Miss., Jan. 4, 1894.
I was the chaplain of the 45th Miss,
Itegt. I saw Capt. Sloan on the field
of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863. Four
surgeons pronounced his case hopeless,
The chin dangled in front of the breast,
the shell made a gash from the outer
edge of the right eye to the corner
of the mouth. From Sunday noon un
til Tuesday about 2 p. m. no relief was
given him-not a drop of water could
be given him. I obtained private
physicians from Ringold, Ga. They cut
away the chio, and sewed the nose to
the face. An old physician who had
served in the Mexican War, and who
saw him said that he knew of only one
man similarly wounded on record.
Capt. Sloan was frightfully mutilated.
Over 30 years, he lies down supinely
three times a day on two chairs and is
a child.
I have made several efforts in his
behalf. To the last, the first response
came from Ilon. G. F. Bowles, of
Natchez, a negro, a representative of
Adams county. Ile sent $25. The
next came from Mrs. Sarah E. Mar
shall, from Bartow, on the sound,
Westchester county, N. Y. She sent
$10 to me through the Rev. Dr. Strat
ton, of Natchez, Miss., and $10 direct
to me from her home. Dear Comrades
of the Lost Cause! I know not how to
commend my friend to your generous
consideration. He is now an old man,
he has an afflicted family, he is poor,
and he himself is fearfully distigured in
the face. I am sure as long as there
are surviving Confederate solers,
who can aid Capt. Sloan ought not to
suffer for material comforts. Shall we
not let in a little sunshine into this
dreary home?
[Signed.]1 CirAs. II, OTK~EN.
CIRCUL!A R.
IlEAD)QUARTI1RS
MISSrssIPPI DIVIs10N UJNiITICD[
CONFEDERAT1E VEcRaANs,
COLUMBUs, Miss., Jan. 18, 18941
Comrades of the Division and Unat
tached Veterans:
The enclosed appeal of Comrade .Johr
N. Sloan, 45th Miss. Rlegt., M. 1P. Low
ry's BrIgade. Cleburne's Division, -Ar
t my of Tennessee, is before you. Ilii
-terrible wound was received at thi
battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863
P IIe has done all he could, and support
Sed himself for 25 years. Now, he call
-on ius for aid. Let those of us wh<
.were spared and were more fortunati
3 now come forward and share our scan
3 ty purses and means, as we did ou
E haversacks and canteens (luring th'
3 war, ie is now old and cannot holi
-himself. His is an exceptional case
V .Probably no other such disfiguring ana
-disqualifying wound was received 01
either side during the war. "My un
V der jaw, upper teeth, and part or m:
tongue shot away, and my l ace terribh:
-mutilated by the explosion of a shel
,I from the enemies' guns, since whici
e time I. have hadl to lie on my bacl
3 taking my meals andfed bay ether
e with iluids. I cannot masticate ana
food whatever."
0 Comrades of the War, and al!. chari
tably disposed persons: I .et us contri
V bute of our means to this unfortunat
I, soldier, so well vouched for. lie wa
r once a splendid soldier, who was disc
D bled lighting for our beloved South
land.
- (Signed.I S. D). Li,na
r Maj. Gen. Cor manding Miss. Divlslo
r U . C. V.
s - A Had Tala,
g COLMIIIA, S. C., June 27.-All re
e member the famous Charles F. 1J
L- Gates, the sailor detective, who cam
d to South Carolina some years ago. Thi
b, story of his thrilling experience ile thi
a Lexington jail when the negro Leap
.hart was shot to death is familiai
-After that, as all know, he camne bacl
o to Columbia and soon became a farmie
f near Columbia in the sand hills, marry
luig a widow of some means. Afte
a a while lhe crawled into Columbia ona
night with his right arm shot off, say
e ing his wife's relatives had tried t
I murder him. Then lie became a travel
s ing salesman, and about a year ago hi
disappeared altogether. It is anothe
- remarkable chapter now that has to b
s added to this stirrIng story. His wifi
a was a Mrs. Doland. 11er Iirst husbana
a died leaving her a nice place abou
g four miles from the city and considel
3 able means, Gates soon managedl t<
make wa~y with all her available pro
porty and skipped. The State represen
tative Is now told by reliable partie
that the woman who seemed to be in
fatuated with the rake has for som
time been living alone in her hous(
eating berries Ifrom the woods, etc
1. She has evidontly lost her mind an<
is trying to starve herself to deati:
i ahe won't receive help from any on
and locks herself up when 'any on
comes about the place. There is noth
lng in the house for her to sleep upom
but a pile of etraw. She carries
large pistol strapped about her wale
advey one is afraid to approacl
her. The State's informant says tha
unless something can be done by thi
officials to take control of her she wit
Ssoon succeed in starving herself t
death. The story reads like romanci
.but it is true and some action shoul
s be taken by the proper anthorities.
mtate.
TWrred and Feathered.
DENVER, June 21.-Adjt Gen Tars
ney is safe at home not much the mi
worse for his adventures wili the ilt
masked men yesterday. Ile has some be
blisters, caused by the too liberal use m
of coaloil to free him from the tar, but di
he will suffer no serious harm. When be
he was turned loose, after the tar and m
feathers had been applied, his face was pa
turned toward Palmer Lake and be ov
was told never to show his face in Crip- th
pie Creek or Colorado Springs again. th
Ile walked fourteen miles before he yo
applied for aid at a ranch house. IHelp d&
was promptly given him. After the tar na
was removed a man who had been one So
of the Cripple Creek deputies took him su
to Palmer Lake in his buggy, and eri
thence he came by rail to Denver. fa
A mass meeting of about fifty thous- cu
and people was held in Lincoln Park in
this afternoon to condemn, the outrage TI
p erpetrated upon Adjt Gen Tarsney w
baturday morning in Colorado Springs. W
Governor Waite was received with
tumultuous applause and when he hot
ly spoke his views of the outrage the
crowd cheered wildly and cries of "Give
it to them I" were frequently heard.
1tesolutions were adopted with a
shout determining the punishment of
the perpetrators and declaring that if
the peace officers of Colorado Springs
did not act some means would be made
to bring the miscreants to justice.
Governor Wait will issue a proclama
tion to-morrow. Gen Tarsney was very
weak to-day and still suffers keenly
from his injuries. A story is current
that five deputies went out of Denver
on the night of the assault on Taraney,
and returned the following day from
the south. A paper was picked up at
Palmer Lake containing a description
of the assault and that Governor Waite
would come next.
'hils World in 1loomy."
BENNETTSVILLE, June 28.-Mr. U. i
W. Wingate, a merchant of this town '
committed suicide this morning about i
half past nine o'clock by cutting his
throat with a razor. Ile had beon un
well for a few days and was despond
ent on account of money stringency.
Ile spent a sleepless night, and early
this morning called on druggist Doug
las and purchased a two ounce bottle
of laudanum, stating that he wanted I
it for his wife. Ile went to his store
and was seen there until 9 o'clock. Soon
afterwards he was discovered, through
a window, under the counter in a pool
of blood, with an open razor neae him, .
and the empty laudanum bottle on the
counter. The door was locked with *
the key on the inside, in the lock.
Coroner Sampson was at onc notitled. u
An entrance was effected. Mr. Win. k
gate was found to be dead. A
jury was empaneled and several wit- w
nesses examined. An unfinished letter
dated June 28, was found on the dead
man's person, which read as follows:
"Dear Della: This world is gloomy
and my troubles are crushing me and
you and the children. It is best for me
to leave this world."
Ilis wife's name ia Della. The sup
position is that he drank the laudanum, '
and that drug not taking effect as soon i
as he desired he determined to use his
razor. The verdict was that he came to a
his death by a razor wound at his own
hands. Mr. Wingate was about 40
years of age and leaves a wife and flVe
children. Ile married a niece of Judge
C. P. Townsend.-State.
A Tragedy in Ohloago.
CHIroAGO, June 25.-Mrs. Carrie
Reed, a pretty brunette, 24, years of age,
was shot and killed at 12 30 this after
noon by an unknown man, who immedi
ately turned his gun upon himseli with
fatal results. Mrs. Reed. who was a
typewriter for thie lumber lirm of George
Thamer & Co, was sitting at her desk
alone at the lunch hour today, wheni a
handsome man of about 30 years, six
feet tall and! well built, entered the ot
lice and( began tulk'.ug to her. All the
clerks were out, andl as a teamstecr ap-*
p)roachedl the door he eaw the man lean
ing ever Mrs. Reedl talking excitedly.
Suddenly be (rew a revolver and fired
three shoots, but owing to the nearness
of his victim none of them took eff'ect.
Mrs. Reed screamed and ran out of' a
. rear door to a lumber shed, where the 'c.
. assassin, who had iollowedl, knocked herC
down with his right hand, lIe knelt
quickly on one knee at her side, and y
.without a word tired two more shots '
-from his still smoking revolver into her
boast, the woman dying instantly. The
nuz derer then arose, and placing the
pistol to his right temple fired one shot
and fell to the ground (dead. The police j
have as yet lailed to establish the idlenti
ty oi the murderer and euicide. Upon
exaimination at the mor-gue it was foud
that ho had cut the name irom all his
linen, but on 0one of bia socks was found
. the name "Ihunt.'
Terrific Oycloneo,
STr.. 'AUn, Minn., Jlune 28.--Meagre
reports from Southwestern Minnesota
indicate that a terifi cyclone passed
Sthrough that section thui.s morning. At
SSleepy Eye, four people0 were killed and
at Window two. Great aamage was
-also done at R~enville, CJoilegeville and
-A berdeen, S. 1). St. John's U~niversi
Sty at Collegevile was struck at 8:30 p
m. TIhe indlustriai school wais totally
. wrecked together with tihe carpenter
.shop, bakery, barn, slaughter house,
laundry and store and shoe si.'p. Over
five inches of water fell in an hour at
Aberdeen. Great (damage was done
from the washing out of crops. The
cyclone struck Rtenville at a few min
utes before (1 o'clock, wrecking every
. thing in Its path. Timbers of a houso
.fell upon Mrs. Charles Hackman break
B ing her thigh and crushing her head.
'l'The Luthern Church, high school build -
ing and the residence of if ranic Berding
. andl Charles Ilackmnan were demol
.ished.
A Strange Story.
.JA CKSO1NVILLEi, ,June 25.-A special
to the Times- Union from LaiWtey, Fia.,
3 gaye: Some time last nigtht, D~r. Gus
- tavus Drolshagen and wife, whlo live
3 about a mile east of this place, were
- mulderedl. The ansin enteredi their
i room while they wer-e asleep and1
r crushled their skulls with an axe. It )b
bery is supp~osed to have been the mo
tive. There is no clue to the murderer.
Droishagen came to Lawtey about four
-teen years ago from Norwalk, 0. He
was said to have been a Catholic. priest
-andl he brought with him Louise Claus
mann, who wassaid to have been a nun.
3 They lved together for two years and
.thea Hieding, her sister, camne from Gor
s many to visit them, S.>o after lieding
, CJlausmann came she and Drolshagen
. were married. Louise Clausmann, the
I nun, who came t~o Laiwtey with Droisha
- gen (d1ed soon after the marriage.
Fell Deaad.
- PAITs, June 20.-When the collin
containing the body of President Car
not was being taken from the thearse
1. at the Elysee Palace, it slipped from
the grasp of the ground bearing the
men who still held on with it. The
heavy casket fell. Among those who
I witnessed the arrival of the remains at
a the Eilysee was the President'S coach
, man, who was greatly attached to his
I master. When he saw the coffin he fell
- insensible and died without recovering
anninnnedh,
MuStoal Homies are Happy UoMes.
[[ave you ever noticed it? Vall to
nd the homes of your. friends who
ve a good Piano or Organ In tha
ise. Are they not brighter and
>re attractive than those where the
elne art of music never enters? To
sure it coats to buy a good instru
mat but it lasts many years, and will
y Its costs many a thousand times
er by interesting the young folks In
ir homes. Don't make the mistake
)ugb, of investing haphazard. Post
urself thoroughly by writing Luddet
Bates Southern Music House, Savah.
b Ua., the great music house of the
uth, established in 1870. They have
pplied 50,000 instruments to South
Shomes, and have a reputation for
r prices and honorable treatment of
stomers; and they represent the lead
g pianos and organs of America
iey take pleasure in corresponding
th you, sending free catalogues, eta
rite them.
-,1!"'"T PAYS ElGR1
'lit ' 1 FOItiSm es fo Goo* I
%f a 4 Sa What You Cam SMI
Itk %T OAX
'E $7 $9 "$37
T~I,4, Just t; introdce themz.
.~11 No fr ght Said on this Or.
niol. Guarantood to be a
organ or money ro.
:4~iIm'ait Ph PAltt,0R MI |TS, Coneisting
MAorn, \ran. Chair, fnkiig Chair, DivAn4
'side .hair- worlI $46. Will denvee
to four dopot for $38, --
This No.1
Ware Wa
th all afor
--ON LY $85
delivered to youir tiepot.
*The regltr pric or thin
UGO Y is f5' to 75 dollara.
to nianufacturer paym all
to expeoles aind I sell thom
| ou for SU4LI3.'743
I guarantee every on a
krgain. No freight paid
I thin Buggy
A $4 P1AN4
f livre" i your depot
1 freigni I)1( for 8130.
Sentl for catalogues of Furniture, Oooking
love. Baby Carriages. Micyoloe, Orgamn, P
o . ta. Dinner Seta, Lamps, a., ant
RYE MONEMY. Addrea
. ADO ETT "'X"
-TBa
Tor
For AgriOI
tural and Gin
exal Plantation
Use have earn i
ed thieirr luta
tion as the beat
on tne market.
For Simplicity,.
Durability and
Eoonomy in
fuel and water.
n W -TEU ToR
Has no Equal.
)
[rPrcs o
ni 9or uebMAO
40 St A ,Rc Cs.5cs
F. an0nnhy eue
3 . fro~n $115. tTEU
4 en ful SitOraii.pNb Mrro To
11AMy oo I' r.4 uo ete heeps.
* l teaLf|IT K t .tM irro
love ly New kt.y les at1 565 and
1 Iee .nl New Pino4s only 3225.
W an )1vuL at the P a ox.
T roernndonei bargailns 1n near
ne0w Pianos and 41)4 'rgann, us
If you want a Piano4 or Organ.
now. Is the timo to buy it
RIollT. WarIac tis.
Write us anyhow. Trqde iis
dull and you can' as&uk mnore
qunestions about Planos and
Orasthan we want to an
swer. Try it. please.
Ludden & Boles8.M.H.
*SAVANNAAH, GA.
NOW IS THE TIME
TJO PL~AOI YOUR ORDERS FOR
Thireshers!i
knd I Sell the Best In the Market. Write
to me Before Buying.
Thingle Machines,
8tave Machines,
Brick Machines,
Planing Machiines,
Swing Saws,
Band saws
Gang ItpSaws,
and al kinds of s&
wood working machines.
3rlst Mills $115 to $250.
Saw Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines and Boilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton Eievators.
Cottoh Gins aind Presses
111011 and LOW GR1ADE..
(JLUMBIA, 8:,0.

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