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Dear heart-dear heartI the sweetest bear
that ever
Gave one qtick throb for met
I do pray God that your kind steps ma'
In paths of darkness bol
But i they were-O, dearest eye of bluo
I would walk there through all my 11Pf
for you!
Dear heart-dear heart! the gentlest heart,
that, beating,
Felt for my heart one day!
I trust that there shall be a tender meeting
For our hearts, far away I
But if there should not-O' my love, my
Since you were happy, I the grief would
Rav. Dr. Talnage Discouraes Upon 1W4
EvIne ot Suicide.
BltOoKLYN, Aug. 12.-Rev. Dr.Tal
wage, who Is now abroad, has selecter
as the subject for today's sermon throug
the press the word "Suicide," the texi
being Acts, 27, 28: "le drew out hit
sword and would have killed himself
supposing that the prisoners had been
fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice,
saying, Do thyself no harm."
Here is a would be eucide arrested ir
his deadly attempt. Ile was a sheriff
and according to the Roman law a bailif
himself must suffer the punishment du
an escaped prisoner, and if the prlonei
breaking jail was sentenced to be endun
geoned for three or four years then th(
shenfi must be endungeoned for threo
or four years, and it the prisoner break
ing jail was to have suffered capital pun
ishment then tie sheriff must sufer capi
tal punishment.
The sheriff bad received especia
charge to keep a sharp lookout for Pau
and Silas. The government had not ba<
confidence in bolts and bars to keel) safi
these two clergymen, about whom ther
seemed to be something strange ani
Sure enough, by miraculous powo
they are free, and the sheriff, waki.ng ou
of a sound 8leep, and supposing these
ministers have run away, and knowini
that they were to die Ior preaching Chris
and realizing that he must therefore die
rather than go under the executioner'i
ax on the morrow and suger public die
grace resolves to precipitate his own de
cease. But before the sharp, keen, gilt
terng dagger of the sheriff could strik
his heart one of the unloosened prison
era arrests the blade by the commani
"Do thyself no harm."
In olden time and where Christianit
had not interfereo with it suicide wv
considered honorable and a sign of cou
age. Demosthenes poisoned himse
when told that Alexander's embassad(
had demanded the surrender of tt
Athenian orators. Isocrates killed hir
self rather than surrender to Philip
Macedon. Cato, rather tha'n submit
Julius Ca3ar, took his own life, and t
ter three times ile wounds had be(
dressed tore them open and perishe
Mithridates killed himself rather the
submit to Pompey, the conquero
Hannibal destroyed his life by poiac
from his ring, considering life unbarabli
Lycurgus a suicide, Brutus a suicidi
After the disaster of Moscow, Napolec
always carried with him a preparatic
of opium, and one night his servant heal
the exemperor arise, put something in
glass and drink it, and soon after th
groans aroused all the attendants, an
it was only through utmost medical ski
lhe was resuscitated from the stupor c
the opiate.
Times have changed, and yet Lth
American conscience needs to be Lonel
up to the subject of suicide. Have yel
seen a paper in the last month that dii
not announce the passage out of life b
one's own behest? Defaulters, alarmed s
the idea of exposure, quis. life precipitate
ly.*Men losing large fortunes go out of th
world because they cannot endure earth
ly existence. Frustrated aflection, dc
mestic Infelicity, dyspeptic anger, re
morse, envy, jealousy, destitution miu
anthropy, are considered suficient cause
for ataconding from this life by parl
green, by laudanum, by belladonna, b
Othello's dagger, by halter, by leap frot
the abutment of a bridge, by firearmi
More cases of "felo do so" in the lai
two years of the world's existence. TI
evil is more and more spreading.
A pulpit not long ago expressed somx
doubt as to whether there was reali
anything wrong about quitting this hi
when It became disagreeable, there a:
found in re spectable circles people apol
getic for the crime which Paul in U
text arrested. I shall show you belo:
I gret through that suicide is the wor
of all crimes, and I shall lift a warnim
unmistakable. But In the early part
this sermon I wish to admit that son
of the best Christians that ever live
have committed self destruction, bi
always in dementia and not, responsibla
I have no more doubt about their ete
nal felicity than I have of the Christia
who dies in his bed In the delirium of tyi
phoid fever. Wh'le the shock of the ca
#strophe is very great I charge all thot
who have had Christian friends unde
cerebral aberration step off'the 'bour
daries of this life to have no doubt abor
their happiness. The dear L'rd too
them right out of their dazed and frenzie
state into perfect safety. How Chrie
feels toward the insane you may knos
from the kind way he treated the demc
niac of Gadara and the child lunatic an
the potency with which lie hushed th
tempest. either of sea or brain.
Scotland, the land prolific of intellec
tual giant., had none grander than Hugl
Miller, great for science and great fo
God. He came of the best highlani
blood, and he was a descendant of Doi
aId Roy a man eminent for his piety an<
the rare gift of second sight. His attait
ments, climbing up as he did from th'
quarry and the wall of the stonemssoi
drew forth the astonished admiration c
Buckland and Murchison, the scientists
and Dr. Chalmers, the theologian, an<
held universities spellbound while hil
told them the story of what lie had seet
of God in the old red sandstone.
That man did more than any beinj
-that ever lived to ahow that the God c
the hills Is the God of the Bible, and h'
*.: struck his tuning fork oni the rocks c
Cromarty until he brought geology ant
theology accordant in divine worshir
the Creator" and the "Testimony of th
Rocks" proclaimed the banns of al
everlasting marriage between genuin
(science and revelation. On this lett<
book be toiled %lay and night throu
love of nature and love of God until
could not sleep, and his brain gray
way and he was found dead with a I
volver by his side, the cruel Instrumer
having bad two bullets-one for bi
and te ther for the gunsmith who a
the c4oer ~aue was examDining
and t~tda. Have you any doubn
the betfction of, Jluah Miler after bl
b4 ot brlhad coeud throgbing thdt mi
~ ;$ ~ .fi~~t~n' stwld atPorttbellc
Among the mightiest of earth among
the mighties of heaven.
No one ever doubted the piety of Wil
]law Cowper, the author of those three
great hymns. Oh, For a Closer Walk
With God?" "What Various Hin
I drances We Meet?" "There Is a Foun
tain Fi!ed With Blood," William Cow
per, who shares with Isaac Watts
and Charles Wesley the chief honors of
Christian hvmnology. In hypochon
dria be resolved to take his own life
and rode to the river Thames, but
found a man seated on some goods at
the very point from which he expected
to spring, and rode back to his home and
that night threw himself upon his own
knife, but the blade broke, and then he
hanged himself to the coiling, but the
rope parted. No wonder that when God
mercifully delivered him from that awful
dementia he sat down and wrote that
o-her hymn just cs memorable:
God moves in a mytorlous way
His wonders to perform.
11e plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Jilind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in yain,
God is his own intorpretor,
And lie will make it plain.
While we make this merciful and
righteous allowance in regard to those
who were plunged into mental incoher
ence I declare that the man who in the
use of his reason by his own act snaps
the bond between his body and his soul
goes straight into perdition. Shall I
prove it? Revelation xxi, 8, "Murder
ers sull have their pirt in the lake that
burneth with fire and brimstone." Rev.
elation xxil, 15, "Without are dogs and
sorcerers and whoremongers and mur
derers." You do not believe the New
Testament, Then perhaps you believe
the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt
not kiil." DO you say all these pas,
sages refer to the taking of the life o0
others? Then I ask you if you are nol
as responsible for your own life as foi
the life of others? God gave you a spe
cial trust in your life. He made you the
custodian of your life as he made yot
the custodian of no other life. He gav4
you as weapons with which to defend ii
two arms to strike back assaillants, tw<
eyes to watch for invasion and a natura
love of life which ought ever to be o
the alert. Assassination of others Is i
mild crime compared with the assassina
tion of yourself, because in the latte
case it is treachery to an especial trust
it Is the surrender of a castle you wer
especially appointed to keep; it is tro
son to a natural law, and it treason t
God added to ordinary murder.
To show how God in the Bible looke
upon this crime I point you to th
rogues' picture gallery in some parts o
the Bible, the pictures of the people wh
have committed this unnatural crime
Here is the headless trunk of Saul o
the walls of Bathahan. Here is th
r man who chased little David-10 feet I
stature chasing 4. Here is thelman wh
consulted a clairvoyant, witch of Endo1
Here is a man who, whipped in batth
f- Instead of surrendering his sword wit
n dignity, as many a man has done, ash
his servant to slay him, and when th
servant decilnes then the giant plant
the hilt of the sword in the earth, th
n sharp point sticking upward, and hi
throws his body on it and expires, th
' coward, the suicidel Here is Ahithope
n the Machiavelli of olden times, betray
n ing his best friend David in order tha
dlhe may become prime minister of Absi
a loin and joining that fellow in his at
e temp~t at parriciuie. Not getting whia
he wanted by change of p)olitiCs, hie takei
a short cut out of a disgraced life mntc
a suicide's eternity. rhere lie is, the
Here is Abimelech, practically a sul
j cide. Hie is with an army bombarding
i a tower, when a woman in the towel
takes a grindstone from its place an<
drops it upon his head, and with wha
t life he has left in a cracked skull he
.commands his armor bearer, "Draw thr
e sword and slay me, lest men say a wo
.man slew me." There is his post mor
.tem photograph in the book of Samuel.
.But the hero of this group Is Judas Is.
. cariot. Dr. Donne says lie was a mar
a tyr, and we have in our day apolgist
a for him. And what wvonder, in this da)
y when we have a book relealing Aaror
a Burr as a pattern of virtue, and in tiun
,, day when we uncover a statue to Georg
t Sand as the benefactress of literature
e and In this day when there are betrayal
of Christ on the part of some of his pri
e tended apostles-a betrayal so hlack
y makes the Infamy of Judas Iscari(
Le white? Yet this man by his own han
ae hung up for the execration of all t1:
. ages, Judas lecariot.
e All the goodi men and women 6f ti
ee Bible left to God the decision of the
at earthly terminus, and they could has
gsaid with Job, who had a right to con
f mit suicide if any man ever had, whi
ie with his destroyed property and hi
d body all aflame with insuff'erable ca
at buncles and everything gone from h
., home except the chief curse of it-a pe
e. tiferous wife-and four garrulous peop
a pelting him with comfortless talk whil
. he sits on a heap of ashes, scratching h
. scabs with a p)iece of broken potter:
e yet crying out in triumph, "All the dai
r of my appointed time will I wait till mi
. change come,"
t Notwithstanding the Blible is agahui
k this evil and the aversion which it cri
d ates by the loathsome and ghastly apel
t tacle of those who have hurled then
i selves out of life, and notwithstandila
-Christianity is against it and the argin
I ments and the useful lives and the illus
s trious deaths of its disciples, It is a fac
alarmingly patent that suicide is on th
- increase. What Is the cause? I chars
a upon infddelity and agnosticism thl
r whole thing. If there be no hereafti
I or if that hereafter be blissful wlithoi
i reference to how we live and how we di
I why not move back the foldin~z dooi
between this world and the nexft An
s when our existence here becomes troub
lesome why not pass right over into El3
f slum? Put this down among your moa
solemn reflections and consider it atte
I you go to your hqmes: There has neve
been a case of suicide where the opera
a tor was not either demented and there
fore irresponsible or an infidel. I chal
( lenge all the ages, ani( I challenge th
f whole universe. There has never beel
5 a case of self destruction while in ful
f appreciation of his Immotality and of th
I fact that that Immortality would b
.glorious or wretched, according as h
*f accepted JesuS Christ or rejected him
s You say It is business trouble, or yoi
1 say it is electrical currents, or it is this
e or It is that or it Is the other thing. Wh:
hr noegocea thak my friend, and a
hkoldehainevery case it isth
e abdication of reason or the teaching c
lnfldellty, which practically says, "I
e you don't like this life, get out of it.'
t And you will land either In annihilation
a whore there are no notes to pay no per.
t secutions to suffer, no gout to torment
4 or you will land where there will b
f everytnint glorious and nothing to pa
e for It. Infidelity always has been apol
a ogetic for self immolation. After Ton
9' Paine's " Ae oaf an"? was pubhishe
and widely read there was marked In
crease of self slaughter.
A man in London heard Mr. Owen
deliver his infidel lecture on "Socialism"
and went home and sat down and
wrote these words. "Jesus Christ
is one of the weakest characters in
history and the Bible Is the greatest
possible deception," and thou shot
himself. David Hume wrote these
"-orde: "It would be no crime
for me to divertt he I le or the Danube
from its natural bed. Where, then, can
be the crime in my diverting a few
drops of blood from their ordinary
channel ?" And having written the es
say he loaned it to a friend to read it
who wrote a letter of thanks and admi
ration and thon shot himself. Appen
dix to the same book.
1tousseau,Voltaire,Gibbon, and Mon
taigue, under c9rtain circumstances,
were apologetic for self immolation.
Infidelity puts up no bar to people's
rushing out from this world into the
next. They teach us it does not make
any difference how you live here or go
out of this world, you will land either
in an oblivious no where or a glorious
somewhere. And infidelity holds the
upper end of the rope for the suicide,
and aims the pistol with which a man
blows his brains out, and mixes the
strychnine for the last swallow. If in
fidelity could cairy the day and per
suade the majority of people that it
does not make any difference how you
g out of the world you will land safe
y the rivers would be impeded in their
progress, and the crack of a suicide's
pistol would be no more alarming than
the rumble-of a street car.
Ah infildlity, stand up and take thy
sentence! In the presence of God and
angles and men, stand up; thou mon
ster, thy lip blasted with blaspemy, thy
cheek scarred with lust, thy breath foul
with corruption of the ages! Stand up,
satyr, filthy goat, buzzard of the na
tions, leper of the conturlesi Stand up,
thou monster inildelity 1 Part man part
panther, part reptile, part dragon,
stand up, and take thy sentence! Thy
hands red with the blood in which thou
has washed, thy feet crimson with the
human gore through which thou hast
wadded, stand p and take thy sen
tencel Down wi thee to the pit and
sup on the sobs and groans of families
thou hast blasted, and roll on the bed of
knives which thou hast sharpened for
others, and let thy music be the ever
lasting miseries of those Iwhom thou
hast damned! I brand the forehead of
infidelity with all the crimes of self im
molation for the last century on the
part of those who had their reason.
My friends, if ever your life thought
> its abrasions and its molestations
should seem to be unberable, and you
are tempted to quit it by your own be.
hest, do not consider yourselves aE
F worse than others. Christ himself was
y tempted to cast himself from the roof
of the temple, but as he resisted so re
slot ye. Christ came to medicine all oni
e wounds. In your trouble I prescribE
life instead of death. People who havE
had it worse than you will ever have i1
0 have gone songful on their way. Re.
member that God keeps the chronology
. of your life with as much precision aE
he keeps the the chronology of nations,
8 your death as well as your birth your
B grave as well as your -radle.
s Why was it that at midnight, jusit
e at midrAight. the destroying angel
struck the blow that set the Israelites
e free from bondage? The 430 years wer
up at ,12 o'clock that night. The 43C
years were not up at 11, and 1 o'clock
would have been tardy and too late
The 480 years were up at 12 o'clock, and
the destroying angle struck the blow,
and Isreal was free. And God knows
tjust the hour when it is time to lead
you up from earthly bondage. Bly his
gaemke not the worst of things,
but the best of them. If you must take
the pills, do not chew them. Your ever
lasting rewards will accord with your
earthly perturbations, just as Caius
gave to Agrippa a chain of gold as
heavy as had been his chain of iron.
For your asking you may have the
same gtace that was given to the It
alian martyr, Algerius, who, down in
the darkest of dungeons, dated his let.
ter from "the delectable orchard of the
- Leonine prison."
And remember that this briet life of
ours is surrounded by a rim, a very
.. thin but very important rim, and closs
up to that rim is a great eternity, and
you had better keep out of ituntil God
breaks that rim and seperates this froir
that. To get rid of the sorrows of eartt
do not rush into greater sorrows. TC
get rid of a swam of summer insecte
lea nI~ot into a jungle of Bengal tigers
Teeis a sorrowless world, and it ii
so radiant that noonday sun is oni)
4the lowest doorstep, ahd the aurorathia
t lights up our northern heavens, con
d founding astronomers as to what it car
e be, is the waving of the banners of th4
procession come to take the conquerori
e home from church triumphant, anm
r you and 1 have ten thousand reaons to
e wanting to go there, but we will neve
. get there either by self immolation o
Simpenitency. All our sins slain by thi
Christ who came to do that thing, w
want to go in at just the time divinel:
Sarranged and from a couch divinel;
'a spread, and then the clang of the sepul
'chral gates behind us will be overpow
e ered by the clang of the opening o
e the solid pearl before us. 0 God, what
is ever others may ch oose,give me aChrist
, ian's life, a Christian's death, a Christ
s ian's burial, a Christian's immortality
y AIDual Life.
MXIoNGTN,' Ky., Aug. 14.-Judgel
Maho andWalters, of Hannibal, Mo,
are In the city taking depositions i
the suit recently institutedi at Hlanniba
- by D~orcas M. Hampton to recover
Sdaughter's interest in the estate of lie
-father,-Dr. John Hampton, who die4
- several weeks ago in Missouri, leavin,
t an estate valued at $75,000.
a The deposition already taken air
e startling in the extreme, and prov
s that D~r. Hampton led a dual life, th
rone clouded by suspicions of a doubl
Scrime, and the other brightened by ull
rightness and integrity. The defens
e exuect to prove that Dorcas Hlampto:
Sis an illegitimate child of the doctor
d and that her mother, although betray
- ed by Dr. Hampton was recompense
-by a sum of money, a receipt of whici
t is on file at the Lexingion courthousi
r Depoaitions show that Dr. Hlamptoi
r was suspected of having poisoned hi
.. wife, Maria Burch, here in 1845. JJ
.. had been forced to marry her at th'
. point of the pistol, and she died so
after the marriage. A druggest name
SHayes, who had remarked he knei
i enough to send Hampton to the ga:
lows was murdered, Hampton wa
a tri ed for the murder and acquItted. H1
went to St. Louis and married a Mia
5 Sweeney. He then moved to Hannibal
where he amassed a large fortune ani
led an irreproachable life. Ils daughtes
Dorcas Hampton, claims that Hlamptoi
'married her mother, ]sliza Horton, an<
that she holds the certillcate of mai
riage, If this is so, then Dr. Hlampto
was also a bigamist.
Ruiled by Lightining.
CINoINNzATr, O.,Aug. 12.-Thes He
bron, Ky., basebal team was playing
game with a nighboring club yesterda)
*afternoon, when the sky became over
Scast. John Tanner, pitcher for the Hie
r brons ran to catch a fly. As the bal
-was settling into his hands, there wai
iafah of lightning and Tanner droppe<
Editor Kooster and W. Gibbe Whale
Uone to Hlows-The Origin of the Tron
ble-Cowardly Attack an Mr. Koeste
frCm the Rear.
COLUMBIA, S. 0., August 1.-A p6%
sonal difficulty in the lobby of th
Jerome Hotel yesterday afternoon be
tween George I. Koester, editor o
the Register, and W. Gibbes Whale
of Charleston, a delegate to the Stat
convention, caused some excitement o1
Main street. It is unnecessary to g,
into details. The following is an a(
count of the trouble as given to th
reporters of other papers by the princl
Mr. Whaley being asked for a stat
ment of the catilses leading to the tror
ble between himself and Editor Koe
ter, said: "I sent Mr. Koester a not
this afternoon at about 5 o'clock, stai
ing that in an editorial on the 14t
instant lie had willfully perverted
conversation with me and that he ha
told a deliberate falsehood. Mr. Koei
ter called at the hotel this afternoo
and had a conversation with me cox
cerning this note. le stated that 1
had in a measure implied in a convel
sation whilst in Charleston that I wi
a coward. I told him I would ask hij
a simple question: 'Did he mean to so
that I was a coward?' le begged ti
question and I had to repeat the que
tion several times,stating that he mui
give a positive answer, yes or no. H
finally answered 'yes.' I at once sla)
ped his face. le struck at me, slight.
grazing me. The crowd in the lobi
at once rushed in and separated us.
regret to say that one of my friends
separating us struck Mr. Koester.
would have preferred attending to ti
matter myself. I stated that I w
then and there entirely willing to fini
out the matter with Mr. Koester. I
that time the crowd had collected
the lobby of the hotel, and I got upi
one of the benches and stated to tl
crowd that Mr. Koester had made
statement in one of his editoria
which I had denounced as absolute
false; that I had desired to slap his fa
and I had done so."
Tuesday morning I published in t!
Register an editorial severely critic
ing Mr. Whaley for the part he hi
taken in the 'ring' tactics adopted
the meeting of the Tillman Refor
Club, in Charleston, Saturday nigi
Among other things I stated that i
outsider (myself) had told Mr. Whal<
that he was too big a coward to repe
to any one of the men excluded fro
the meeting an insinuation he hi
just made to me that they were n
there in good faith. Today I receivi
a letter which will be found elsewhe
in the paper in which Mr. Whaley o
jects only to that part of my editor]
containing a statement above narratE
The statement that he had been calli
a coward he denounced as a falsehoc
As soon as I received this letter
walked over to the Jerome Hotel ai
saw Mr. Whaley engaged in conver
tion. When he was through I walk
up to him and told him that I had i
ceived a letter from him,which I wou
like to discuss for a few moments
public or private, with or witho
friends being present. iVe said th
either a public or a pivate discussie
suited him but finally decided on ha
ing the matter ventilated in the hol
lobby. He commenced calling up y
rious members of the Charleston del
gation, while I asked Mr. W. W. Pi<
to be present as my friend. There
no necessity for going -into all that wi
said. It amounted to this: That
stated to Mr. WVhaley that possibly
had not used the word coward bi
that I had used words to the aan
effect and that I had certainly calli
up one of the gentlemen whom he ha
insinuated was not at the Charlest<
meeting in good faith and had te
him that he did not dare repeat to hi
the insinuation he had just made
me. Mr. Whaley kept asking dit
mean to say he was a coward. I tc
him that I did. He then struck at ni
ie struck at me again and I gave hi
a lick. Friends then interfered a
pulled us apart. While I was bei:
ehoved away I was struck three or fc
times from behind, one of which w
exceedingly severely, landing upon t
neck, just below my right Bar. I do r
know what outsiders interfered in su
a cowardly manner.'
The following is the card of lI
Whaley which brought on the troubi
COLUMBIA, August 15
I U. Rt. Koester, Esq., Editor the Colu
bia Register.
rlDear Sir: I have only today seen
editorial in your issue of the 14th ins
The editorial is an attack upon ni
3 self, and amongst other things you si
y "Mr. Whaley said to an outsider ti
f the men whom he had excluded wi
- not there in good faith, ie vi
- promptly told that he was too bi
! coward to repeat that slander to a
-one of those men face to face." 'I
- outsider you refer to is yourself &
- you will recollect that, the conver
I tien was as follows: I told you ti
you knew that a combination had hi
formed by yourself, Terrell and F.
Wagener by which a number of nr
,were to be rushed up to the meeting
the last moment with the intentior
1 capturing the meeting and thati
i men were not there in good faith. Ti
said in a high flown style: "Youi
I not undertake (or you will not dare:
g say so to these men." I laughina
and satirically replied: "Oh, no, 1 ha
o no intention of saying anything ofi
e kind to them." You know well t:
a the word coward was not used. I
a have wilfully perverted the convei
-tion and in my opinion told a delil
a ate falsehood. I must request yeo.
a give this note equal publicity iw
s your editorial, but as I much doi
-your doing so, I will give a copy
il another paper. Very truly,
a I wish to say under my own sig
s ture that when Mr. Koester asked
a to be present as his friend I d il not
a ticipate anything serious.E voni af tot
i blows had passed between them I
i not consider that it was my busln
i to interfere. I was simply preseni
L see fair play. I did not see Mr. Koet
a struok from the rear as he was so
e distance from me and I was watchi
a Mr. Whaley,who had been jerked ne
ly to the floor by Mr. Koester. I
Ssee a demonstration by two men as
', they intended to attack Mr. Koet
1 and I called them down. They acou
I me of trying to be a bulldozer. I
-not know even then that Mr. Koes
had been struck from the rear and t
these excitable men to keep cool
not to interfere in the trouble. Late
was told that one of these same r
had been the person whoI
been so cowardly as to strike I
r Koester from the rear, and was furt
- told that he made a motion to dra
pistol, presumably to use on me,
1 had niot the remotest idea at the ti
that there were any cowards in
I crowd or I would naturally have lo
ad1 mor careunly after the interests
my friend. The only satisfaction I
afterward had was to denounce public.
ly as a coward whoever had struck Mr.
q Koester. That Is all I have to say on
this line. I also desire to say that Mr.
Koester's face was not slapped and
that Mr. Whaley struck him on the
forehead with his lst.
lRundreds of People Leave for Fear of
Their Lives.
MOBILE, Aug. 15.-Steamer Semniva
arrived here at 9 o'clock tonight from
f Blueflelds, Moequioto reservation. She
left Bluefiolds on the morning of August
e 10.
a The Semniva binlgs the foilowing ad
D vices: The Nicaraguans arrived at Blue
fields Monday, August 6th, and moved
1 on Bluetlelds August 8th. Their force
L- numbered 800. Blueflelds was occupied
peaceably. The Mosquito flag was
lowered, loaded into a caution and fired
with a salute to the Nicaraguan flag
which had been hoisted to the top of the
- stafl. The British and American marines
were notihed by Gen. Gabe zas to re
turn to their vessels. The order was
a obeyed. The British of'ered to take the
d Jamaicans and na'l ives to Port Limon
f. tree of charge if they desired. Six hun
n dred of these subsequently accepted the
- invitation, as there were rumors that
e the 1 icaragnans Intended to kill all
. Jamaicans and natives. There was for
is a time a reign ot terror among this class
n of inhabitants. They ran through the
Y streets, the women screaming and the
Le children crying, the men hurrying hither
3- and thither, carrying their household
3t goods. Some left all that they had and
, rushed to the wharves willing to go in
any sort of a craft, their only desire be
ing to get away from Blueflelds at once.
The sceno at the wharves was one
in long to be remembered. The Mohawk
I took as many of the refugees as she
it could carry and others went In private
as beats. General Cabezas assumed com
3h mand of Bluefleld3 and issued a prccla
ly mation declaring martial law in force.
In The Americans telt much disappoint
>n ment at the action of the commanders
10 of the American vessels, the Marblehead
a and Columbia. They thought the
Iy American marines had been landed to
ce protect American lives and property,
but at the supremo moment, these had
been abandoned. The officers claimed
[ie they were compelled to obey the orders
is- of Cabezms, bur, would nevertheless
.id brook no interference with American
at Interests. The Americans who attend
m to their own af'airs and have taken no
tt- part in the presont intrigues are not in
4n the least molested. Those Americans
3y who were involved in the political in.
a trigues have left. They went to Captain
m O'Neal, of the United States man-of-war
id Marblehead, and implored his protec
od tion. He told them briefly that if they
re had violated the laws of the country he
b could not afl'oid them protection, and if
al they took refu'e on his vessel and a de
id. mand was made for them he would he
Bd compelled to give them up. Captain
id. O'Neal remained firm in his position
I despite the appeals and entreaties of
id those American intriguers who sought
a- his protec'ion.
ed The Mohawk was not in port when
!d she Semniva left, having gone to Port
i Jmon with her load of natives and Ja
ut macians, from which port Capt. Stewart
at stated that lie would continue his jour.
mn ney to (Colon for instructions as to who
y. ther to let Spaniards in or drive them
el out of Biluollelds.
IHe Efractsa Upon the Orops-Twoa Divisions
s in the state.
I COLUMBIA, S. C., Aug. 14.--The fol
I lowing is the weekly weather crop re
It port:.
te There was a decided change from
id cool to excessively hot weather in the
id past week, the average temperature
mn varying from one to nine degrees a day
ld in excess of the normal, except on the
m 7th, when it was slightly below; on this
to date the minimum for the week, 54,
I I was reported from Batesburg. Friday,
Id the 10th, was the hottest day with
to. maximum generally above ninety and
m reaching 100 at Batesburg, Columbia
ad and Spartanburg. Few higher temper.
ag atures in August have ever been re
ur corded.
as During the greater part of the week
he there was a plenty of sunshine, that
iot was highly benefncial in drying the
oh soil, permitting plowing of late corn
and cotton, which should have been
done two and three weeks earlier, and
Zr. generally favorable for haying opera.
i: tions and curing the fodder that is be
.ing stripped. On very wet or partially
Tt- submerged land it proved injurious,
crops firing badly.
an There was but little rain after the
t. 6th until Saturday and Sunday, when
Ly- showers occurred in the Northern, cen
iy: tral and Southwestern counties, ac
iat companied by some hail and high wind
are that did considerable damage over Jim.
Tas ited areas, blowing down a house neai
r a St. Matthews and injuring cotton andi
ny corn slightly.
'he The State can be divided into twc
nd distinct divisions. In the fIrst the
ha. crops are uniformly good and promis
iat ing,the only exception noted being cot.
en ton on which has grown too much tc
W. weed and not fruiting as heavily as ii
ten should. A correspondent who hal
at made careful and extended inquiry
of states th~at it is over-estimated, owing
the to its fine stand in this division. Tile
ou above conditions exist In the Western
nil central and 190rth central counties, 10
to in all, Wile in the other division, comn
Iir rsn Abbeville, Aiken, Barnwell
l erkeley, Beaufort~ Chesterfneld Char.
bhe leston, Clarendon, dolleton, Darlington
hat Edgefleld, Florence, Horry, Hampton
'on Kershaw, Lexfngton, Lancaster, Mar
'sa- ton, Orangeburg and Sumter countie:
,er- most crops are doing well, but cottoi
to has been materially inj ured by the ex
ith cessive rain fall. Some fields wert
abt completely submerged and ruined, bui
to by far the greatest damage resulte4
from excessive shedding of shapes ani
.fruit and leaves. .In some counties the
falling off in condition is estimated ai
na- from 10 to 40 per cent. Tihe foregoins
me applies mere particularly to lo w ani
in- sandy lands than to upland Ili
the which are generally tine and promli
did tng. Caterpillars are attacking thb
ess boils In the lower prt of the State
to dolls are begining.too p en in the mor<
ter Southern counties. AtSociety H1i11 the
me rain fall in forty-eight hours was 7.5
ing inches, and it ranged from that dowi
ar- to about three inches, and until the
did submerged and washed lands have
5 if chance to make a partial recovery nc
ter approximate estimate of the damage
sod to crops can be made, although reporti
did indicate that it was serious and ex
ter tended.
old Peas are shedding their loaves or
but wet land and growling too much tc
r I vine. Sweet potatoes and other root
ten crops doing well. The sowing of tur
tad nip seed continues under favorable
Zr. conditions. Sugar cane and sorghun
her seemingly doing well, but poor yield o:
w a syrup reported from Newbery county
I Grens growing well, except cabba
me ges, which are rotting badly. A heav3
the hay crop being secured under favora.
ok- ble conditions. J. W. BAUE,
of Director.
Not More Exoitement than Usual in P'olt.
tical Ontests-IReports Greatly Ezxag
gevated-Some of the Speeches Vrsa In
structIve-The Result is isosm.
WA5IIINGTON, Aug. 13.-The News
and Courier correspondent to-day had
the following interview with Senator
"What Is the outcome of the State
canvass in South Carolina?"
"Politically chaos."
"Do you mean to say that all politic
al parties are at sea?"
"That Is exactly what I mean to say.
The Democratic party is divided into
two factions, the Conservative and Re
form factions The Republican party is
showing some animation and appears
to be getting ready to take advantage
of the Democratic split, The Third
Partyites are taking comfort and cour
age from Democratic delays and dis
sensions in Washington, and so it goes.
So you can see what Tillmanism has
done for the Democratic party in South
"What will the Conservatives do ?"
"Saw wood and say nothing. They
are thirty-five or forty thousand strong,
and have been disfranchised, so far as
the nomination for Governor is con
cerned, by the ring in control of the'
fifty thousand Reform faction. Do you
suppose that many white men will sub
mit to disfrauchisement?"
"Do you say the Reform faction is
controlled by a ring'?"
"The most unscrupulous ring that
ever dominated the politics of any
country, but I am not alone authority
for the charge. You may remember
that my colleague, Mr Irby said in most
emphatic terms last winter or spring
that there was a "State Ilouse ring" in
Columbia. Reformers have, during the
recent canvass, iterated that there was
a ring in the Reform faction. Every
intelligent man in the State knows it is
true, and masses of the Reformers are
kicking volently against the ring and
its flagrant methods. The Reform
candidates who have been and will be
slaughtered by the ring are very mush
outraged, and I do not believe will
quietly submit."
"What will be the upshot of these
"In my j ugment the Conservative ele
ment will in due time come to the
front and bring order out of chaos, and
give us relief from the confusion
and wranglin.; which the ring has
brought upon our politics. On the
stump and otherwise I have warned
our people of the -i'igers of division.
So have Messrs 'lAndal, Ellerbe and
Pope, Reform candidates for Governor,
and other Reformers. The ring rulers
have met appeals with scorn and ders
on, and the day of reckoning for them
will come in the near future.
"What about the dispensary ?"
"Oh, well, the dispensary is a huge
political machine which has borrowed
the livery of temperance and morality
to serve the ring in. It is honeycombed
with corruption, and if its management
is ever investigated and the facts dis
closed you will see a seething mass of
corruption that will astonish the people
of the country. It has been reopened
without the consent, as 1t has been re
ported without the consent, as I am in
formed, of two of the three members of
the State board of control, and I have
no doubt is to be run in the interest
and for the benellt of the ring candi
"The ringsters have so complicated
the ;political machinery that nobody
except those in the ring 3an understand
it. Let me see if I can state the situa
tion so that you can comprehend it:
On Saturday, tihe 9th instant, the Re
form clubs were to meet and elect dele
gates to a County Convention. This
Convention is to meet on the 13th and
send delegates to a State Reform Con
vention to meet in Columbia on the
16th. The State Convention is expected
to nominate for Governor and Lieuten
ant Governor. Mind you, now, the
Conservatives are to have no voice in
this business, but, as I have said, are
disfranchised. Then there is to be *a
primary on the 28th of August, not to
vote for Governor and State officers,
but to appoint delegates to a State
Convention to meet some time in Sep
tember to nominate candidetes to be
voted for at the general election in
November. Follow this problem
through and you will see that the peo
ple are cut oil from giving a direct vote
for any offce except at the November
election. I have stated the case as I
understand it, and if a more adroit
scheme could be devised to bamboozle
the people and defeat a free expression
of their wishes I should be obliged to
have it suggested. And yet we are
told .one of the cardinal features of the
Reform Movement was to give thepri
mary for ali public offices. Satan could
not have hit upon a more effectull met
hod to usurp the people and turn thien
over, bound hand and foot, to a handful
of selfish, corrupt ringsters."
"Senator, you seem to have survived
the ca-npaign in good shape."
"Oh, yes; I was never in better kelter
in my life. I spoke in every county, at
every campaign meeting and extra
"Was there as much excitement as
represehted in the papers ?"
"I do net think that there was more
excitement than usually attends a po
litical canvass. The accounts were
retyexaggerated and sensational.
ihafew exceptions the meetings
,were quiet and orderly-not very large
-and the people listened attentively
and respectfully.- Of course at some
places a few drunken fellows would
create a disturbance, but they were
generally attended to by tbe special con
t stables or committee of arrangements
I and soon suppressed. Personally I
I have no cause of complaint except on
3three occasions, when two or three
t rowdies .attempted to interfere with
me. I had no trouble in thrusting
I them aside and in proceeding with my
, speech. Everywhere the committees
-and the people were as kind and hospi
table to me as they could possibly be
.and appeared anxious to hear me
3 speak. Thme canvass has had a good
B effect in shaking things up and, as I
7 have said, I believe order will come out
of the political chaos into which ring
a rule has brought us. And I want to
s say another thing: Some of the stump
>speeches were as fine and instructive
3 as I ever listened to-notably so with
several of the candidates for State
oflices, whose names I will not mention
as I do not care to discriminate."
"What about your re-election ?"
"Well, you know, there are few
things more uncertain than a popular
election, unless it be the verdict
of a petit jury, but I have the strongest
reasons for believing I will suc
ceed myself. Thrughout the entire
discussion not one word was said
against my public service or ofmical
record, except that I had voted for
Judge Signonton's confirmation. That
you know, was the veriest stuff and
nnnsena I have gone fae to face
with the peet , riven an sC
Dornt of my a wardsbi, and they
must now settle it. Alt ough I say
It myself, I am quite sure I can repre.
sent the people better and more acoe
ably than any man they can send-and
In this I believe they agree with.
me. The only reason assigned for 1
retirement that I know of is that
have been here a long time. This bet.
ter qualities me for the duties of the
position and ilts me to discharge Its re
Iponsibilities more satisfactor y. One
thing has gratified me inexpressibly,
the cordial and hearty reception ten
lered me yesterday on my return to
the Senate by my colleagues on both
sides of the chamber and by the Senate
Dmployees without exception. If left
to a vote of my associates who have
served with me here so many years I
think I could safely count on its being
unanimous." . X. L.
0A ad See What Ye C" Sai
$69 * $37
ute nt ice temn
No frre it Paid on this or.
Sorgan or Moy .
AM-LAn tha. PARLOR IJIT8, oonsistins
ilf Xorv., A\rmz (11tair, Roohin chair Dlvauk
id 2 &ijChar.. -worthIV ,6i. Wni dlivel
It to Your doput for *as. This No.I
ib ea o iV
to ~4W* oufoorR'7 -
with all attachments, for
deliversuao your depot.
*The regular prie of this
)WOUY to6.5 o 7dollars.
the expenDen and I Loal them
ton.ou for .A.07
and guarantee overy onesa
barban. No freigh6 pad
A $qB04 rIA194
To ilr a
For Agcu
paosera Plantationin U
Use, have earnj
tion asthe best
on tne market.
For Sim city.,
Durabilit and
Boonomy in
fuel and water
* Has no Equal.
p2F M MPif.Adreft
SpentaI Sale ISummenr 1894. The
. ieuila numer Ofers tht bat th
$5o saved every Piano purchator.
$10 to $20 onl every Organ.
Six special offers on our Popular Mid
Summer Plan. liuy In August, September
and OdtobTr, and pay Whoe ottn comes
iSpot OCh Prices,. No Interest, Only a
enitiiu Cash Payment required, $t on a
Luamo $10 oOrou balane naixt Oveml
> Payments to auit all. Puanos $5 to $10
nmnthliy. Organs $2 to $5.
Our Mi-Slummner Offers save bIg money
on l ! ilnus olf patymuent.
Ncw lFall Leaders ready. Bea.ui
ri.t a m d (e uatp. Tempting Iargatas
fu/::a. On.d only until November 1.
Threshers !
And I Sell the Best In the'Markett Write'
te me Before Buying.
Shingle Machines,
Stave Machines,
Brick Machines,
Planing Mach'ines,
Swing Saws,
Band saws
Gang ipSaws,
and all kinds of
wood working mnachines, $
3lrlst Mills $115 to $250.
Saw Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines and Boiled.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton E1evators.
Cottoh Gina and Presses
HIGli and.- LOW GRADE.
.V. C. BADhuDI.

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