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or A HEART.
Dear heart-dear heartI the sweetest heart'
that over
Gave one qick throb for me!
I do pray God that your kind steps may
never
-In paths of darkness bel
But it they were-O, dearest eye of bluel
i would walk there through all my life
for youI
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 loye, my
dear!
Since you were happy, I the grief would
bear!
1OTHYSELF NO HARM.
Env. Dr. Talmage Discourses Upon the
Evil of Suicide.
BROOKLYN, Aug. 12.-Rev. I)r. Tnl
wage, who is now abroad, has selected
as the subject for today's sermon through
the press the word "Suicide," the text
being Acts, 27, 28: "He drew out his
sword and would have killed himself,
supposing that the prisoners had been
fied. But Paul cried with a loud voice,
saying, Do thyself no harm."
Here is a would be Pucide arrested in
his deadly attempt. He was a sheriff,
and according to the Roman law a bailiff
himself must, suffer the punishment due
an escaped prisoner, and if the prioner
breaking jail was sentenced to be endun
geoned for three or four years then the
shenfl must be ondungeoned for three
or four years, and it the priaoner break
ing jail was to have suffered capital pun
ishment then the sheriff must sufer capi
tal punishment.
The sheriff had received especial
charge to keep a sharp lookout for Paul
and Silas. The government had not had
confidence in bolts and.1 bars to keel) safe
these two clergymen, about whom there
seemed to be something strange and
supernatural.
Sure enough, by miraculous power
they are free, and the sheritff, waking out
of a sound sleep, and supposing these
ministers have run away, and knowing
that they were to die for preaching Christ
and realizing that he must therefore die,
rather than go under the executioner's
ax on the morrow and sugr public dis
grace resolves to precipitate his own de.
cease. But before the sharp, keen, glit
tering dagger of the sheriff could strike
his heart one of the unloosened prison
era arrests the blade by the command,
"Do thyself no harm."
In olden time and where Christianity
had not interferea with it suicide was
considered honorable and a sign of cour
age. Demosthenes poisoned himself
when told that Alexander's embassador
had demanded the surrender of the
Athenian orators. Isocrates killed him
self rather than surrender to Philip of
Macedon. Cato, rather tha.n submit to
Julius Caear, took his own life, and at'
ter three times his wounds had beer
dressed tore them open and perished,
Mithridates killed himself rather than
submit to Pompey, the conqueror.
Hannibal destroyed his lite by poison
from his ring, considering life unbarable.
Lycurgus a suicide, Brutus a suicide.
After the disaster of Moscow, Napoleon
always carried with him a preparation
of opium, and one night his servant heard
the exemperor arise, put something In a
glass and drink it, andl soon after the
groans aroused all the attendants, and
it was only through utmost medical skill
he was resuscitated from the stupor of
the opiate.
Times have changed, and yet the
American conscience needs to be toned
up to the subject of suicide. Have you
seen a paper in the last month that did
not announce the passage out of life by
one's own behest? Defauiters, alarmed at
the Idea of exposure, quit life precipitate
ly,'Men losing large fortunes go out of the
world because they cannot endure earth
ly existence. Frustrated afiection, do
mestic infelicity, dyspeptic anger, re.
morse, envy, jealousy, destitution mis
anthropy, are consIdered sufficient causes
for atacondlng from this life by paris
green, by laudanum, by belladonna, by
Othello's dagger, by halter, by leap from
the abutment of a bridge, by firearms.
More cases of "felo do so" in the last
two years of the world's existence. The
evil is more and more spreading.
A pulpit not long ago expressed some
doubt as to whether there was really
anything wrong about quitting this fie
when it became disagreeable, there are
found in respectable circles people apolo.
getic for the crime which Paul in the
text arrested. I shall show you before
I rget through that suicide is the worst
of all crimes, and I shall lift a warning
unmistakable. But in the early part of
this sermon I wish to admit that some
of the best Christians that ever lived
have committed self destruction, but
always in dementia and not responsible.
I have no more doubt about their eter
nai felicity than I have of the Christian
who dies In his bed in the delirium of tvya
phoid fever. Whi'le the shock of the cat
astrophe is very great I charge all those
who have had Christian friends under
cerebral aberration step off the 'boun
daries of this life to have no doubt about
their happiness. The dear Lord took
them right out of their dazed and frenzied
state into perfect safety. How Christ
feels toward the insane you may know
from the kind way he treated the demo
niac of Gadara and the child lunatic and
the potency with which lie hushed the
tempesta either of sea or brain.
Scotland, the land prolific of Iitellec
tual giants, had none grander than Hugh
Miller, great for science and great for
God. He came of the best highland
blood, and he was a descendant of Don
ald Roy a man eminent for his piety and
the rate gift of second sight. Hims attain
ments, climbing up as he did from the
quarry and the wall of the stonemason
drew forth the astonlshed admiration of
Buckland and Murchison, the scientists,
and Dr. Chalmers, the theologian, and
held universities spellbound while he
told them the story of what lie had seen
of God In the old red sandstone.
That man did more than any being
that ever lived to show that, the God of
the huills is the God of the Bible, and he
struck his tunmng fork on the rocks of
Cromerty until lie brought geology and
-, theology accordant in divine worship.
HIs two books, -entitled "Footprints of
the Cr-eator" and the "Testimony of the
Rooks." proclaimed the banns of an
everlasting marriage between genuine
science and revelation. On this letter
book he toiled dlay and night through
Jove of nature and love of God until he
could Dot sleep, and his brain grave
way and he was found dead with a re
volver by his side, the cruel instrument
having had two bullets-one for hIm
anid thler' for the gunsmilth who at
the Q/Q40st w~asexamining it
e a . ave uany doubt of
thy tio of, H huMaler after his
had 6asedbbing that wmn
h is stzy ay Porteblo
Among the mightiest of earth among v
the mighties of heaven. C
No one ever doubted the piety of Wil
1am Cowper, the author of those three 4
great hymns. Oh, For a Closer Walk a
With God!" "What Various Hin v
drances We Meet!" "There Is a Fouu ii
tain Filled With Blood," William Cow U
per, who shares with Isaac Watts r
and Charles Wesley the chief honors of h
Christian hvmnology. In hypochon m
dria he resolved to take his own life f
and rode to the river Thames, but f
found a man seated on some goods at b
the very point from which he expected d
to spring, and rode back to his home and 0
that night threw himself upon his own
knife, but the blade broke, and then he v
r,
hanged himself to the ceiling, but the d
rope parted. No wonder that when God
mercifully delivered him from that awful t
dementia he sat down and wrote that ,
o-her hymn just ris memorable:
God moves in a myterlous way
His wonders to perform.
lie plants his footsteps in th sea a
And rides upon the storm. C
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in yaln,
God is his own Interpreter,
And he will make it plain.
While we make this merciful and 1
righteous allowance in regard to those
who were plunged ito 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? Revelatln xxi, 8, "Murder
ers shall have their part in the lake that
burneth with fire and brimstone." Rev
elation xxii, 15, "Without are dogs and I
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 of
others? Then I ask you if you are not
as responsible for your own life as for
the life of others? God eave you a spe
cial trust in your life. He made you the
custodian of your life as he made you
the custodian of no other life. le gave
you as weapons with which to defend it
two arms to strike back assaillants, two
eyes to watch for invanion and a natural
love of life which ought ever to be on
the alert. Apsassination of others Is a
mild crime compared with the assassina
tion of yourself, because in the latter
case it is treachery to an especial trust;
it Is the surrender of a castle you were
especially appointed to keep; it is trea
son to a natural law, and it treason to
God added to ordinary murder.
To show how God in the Bible looked
upon this crime I point you to the
rogues' picture gallery in some parts of
the Bible, the pictures of the people who
have committed this unnatural crime.
Here is the headless trunk of Saul on
the walls of Bathshan. Here is the
man who chased little David-10 feet in
stature chasing 4. Here is thelman who
consulted a clairvoyant. witch of Endor.
Here is a man who, whipped in battle,
instead of surrendering his sword with
dignity, as many a man has done, asks
his servant to slay him, and when the
servant declines then the giant plants
the hilt of the sword in the earth, the
sharp point sticking upward, and he
throws his body on it and expires, the
coward, the suicikel ore is Ahithopel,
the Machiavelli of olden times, betray
ing his best friend David in order that
lie may become prime minister of Absa
loin a'id joining that fellow in his at
tempt at, parricitie. Not getting what
he wantedl by change of politics, lie takes
a short cut out of a disgraced life io
a suicide's eternity. I'here lie is, the
ingrate!
Here is Abimelech, practically a sui
cide. He is with an army bomubarding
a tower, when a woman in the tower
takes a grindstone from its place and
drops it upon his head, and with what
life he has leit in a cracked skull lhe
commands his armor bearer, "Draw thy
sword and slay me, lest men say a wo
man slew me." There is his pos5t 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
tyr, and we have in our day apolgists
for him. And what wonder, In this day
when we have a book revealing Aaron
Burr as a pattern of virtue, and in this
day when we uncover a statue to George
Sand as the benefactress of literature,
and in this day when there are betrayals
of Christ on the part of some of his pro
tended apostles-a betrayal so nlack it
makes the infamy of Judas Iscariot
white! Yet this man by his own hand
hung up for the execration of' all the
ages, Judas Iscarfot.
All the goodt men and women ?f tihe
Bible loft to God the decision of their
earthly terminus, and they could have
saId with Job, who had a right to com
mit suicide if any man ever had, what
with his destroyed p~roperty and his
body all adame with insufferable car
buincles and everything gone fronm his
home except the chief curse of it--a pes
tiferous wife-and four garrulous people
pelting him with comfortless talk while
lie sits on a heal) of ashes, scratching his
scabs with a piece of broken pottery,
yet crying out in triumph, "All the days
of my appointed time will I wait till my
change come."
Notwithstanding the Bible is against
this evil and the aversion which it cre
ates by tihe loathsome and ghastly sp~ec
tacle of those who have hurled them
selves out of life, and notwIthstanding
Christianity is against it and thme argu
monts and the useful lives aiid the illus
trious deaths of its disciples, it is a fact
alarmingly patent that suicide is on time
increase. What is time cause? I charge
upon Infidelity and agnostIcism this
whole thing. If there be no hereafter
or if that hereafter be blissful without
reference to how we live and how we die
why not move back the foldinz doors
between this world and the next? And
when otir existence here becomes troub
lesome why not pass right over into Ely
slum? Puot this down among your moat
solemn reflections and consider It after
you go to your homes: There has never
been a case of suicide whore the opera
tor was not either demented and there
fore irresponsible or an infidel. I chal
lenge all the ages, an d I challenge the
whole universe. There has never been
a case of self destruction while in full
appreciation of his immnotality and of the
fact that that immortality would be
glorious or wretched, according as lie
accepted Jesue Christ or rejected him.
You say it is business trouble, or you
say it is electrical currents, or it is this,
or it is that or it is the other thing. Why
not go clear back, my friend, and ac
knowledge that in every case it is the
abdication of reason or the teaching of
Innidelity, which practically says, "If
you don't like this life, get out of it."
And you will land either in annihilation,
where there are no notes to pay no per
secutions to suffer, no gout to torment,
or you will land where there will be
everytnine glorious and nothing to pay
for it. Infidelity always has been apol
ogetlc for self Immolation. After Tom
Paine's "Age of geason" was published
ind widely read there was marked in
rease of self slaughter.
A man in London heard Mr. Owen
leiver his Infidel lecture on "Socialism"
,ad went home and sat down and
rrote these words. "Jesus Christ
i one of the weakest characters in
istory and the Bible Is the greatest
ossible deception," and then shot
imself. David Hume wrote these
orde: "It would be no crime
or me to divertt he I le or the Danube
rom Its natural bed. Where, then, can
e the crime in my diverting a few
rops of blood from their ordinary
hannel ?" And having written the es
ay he loaned it to a friend to read it
iho wrote a letter of thanks and admi
ation and then shot himself. Appen.
ix to the same book.
tousseau,Voltaire,Gibbon, and Mon
aigue, under certain circumstances,
Fere apologetic for self immolation.
aildelity puts up no bar to people's
ushing out from this world into the
ext. They teach us it does not make
,ny difference how you live here or go
ut of this world, you will land either
n an oblivious nowhere or a glorious
omewhere. And infide'lity holds the
ipper end of the rope for the suicide,
bud aims the pistol with which a man
dlows his brains out, and mixes the
trychnine for the last swallow. If in
Idelity could catry the day and per
uade the majority of people that it
toes not make any difference how yo'u
ro out of the world you will land safe
y the rivers would be impeded in their
rogress, and the crack of a suicide's
istol would be no more alarming than
Ihe rumble -of a street car.
Ahi infldlity, stand up and take thy
ientencel In the presence of God and
ingles and men, stand up; thou mon
itor, thy lip blasted with blaspemy, thy
sheek scarred with lust, thy breath foul
with corruption of the ages! Stand up,
iatyr, filthy goat, buzzard of the na
tions, leper of the conturies! Stand up,
thou,monster infidelity ! 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 haist
wadded, stand up and take thy sen
tencel Down wit 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 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 as
worse than others. Christ himself was
tempted to cast him.self from the roof
of the temple, but as he resisted so re
sist ye. Christ came to medicine all our
wounds. In your trouble I prescribe
life instead of death. People who have
had it worse than you will ever have it
have gone songful on their way. Re
member that God keeps the chronology
of your life with as much precision as
he keeps the the chronology of nations,
your death as well as your birth your
grave as well as your -radle.
Why was it that at midnight, just
at midright, the destroying angel
struck the blow that set the Israelites
free from bondage? The 480 years were
upat,,12 o'clock that night. The 430
years were not up at 11, and 1 o'clock
would have been tardy and too late.
The 430 years were up at 12 o'clock, and
the destroying angle struck the blow,
and Isreal was free. And God knows
Just the hour when it is time to lead
you up from earthly bondage. By his
grace make not the worst of things,
but the best of them, if you must take
~he pill5, do not chew them. Your ever
asting rewards will accord with your
aarthly perturbations, just as Caius
rave to Agrippa a chain of gold as
ieavy as had been his chain of iron.
F'or your asking you may have the
same giaco that was given to the it
ilian martyr, Algerius, who, down in
the darkest of dungeons, dated his let
ber from "the delectable orchard of the
Leonine prison."
And remember that this brief life of
ours is surrounded by a rim, a very
thin but very important rim, and close
up to that rim is a great eternity, and
y ou had better keep out of it until God
reaks that rim and seperates this from
that. To get rid of the sorrows of earth
do not rush into greater sorrows. To
get rid of a swam of summer insects
leap not into a jungle of Bengal tigers,
There is a sorrowloss world, and it is
so radiant that noonday sun is only
the lowest doorstep, ahd the aurorathat
lights up our northern heavens, con
founding astronomers as to what it can
be, is the waving of the banners of the
procession come to take t he conquerors
home from church triumphant, and
you and I have ten thousand reaons for
wanting to go there, but we will never
get there either by self immolation or
impenitency. All our sins slain1 iy the
Christ who came to do that thing, we
want to go in at just the time divinely
arranged and from a couch divinely
spread, andl then the clang of the sepul
chral gates behind us will be overpow
ered by the clang of the opening of
the solid pearl before us. 0 God, what
ever others may choose,give me a Christ
ian's life, a Christian's death, a Christ
ian's burial, a Christian's immortality I
A Duai Life,
LEXINGTON, Ky,, Aug. 14.--Judges
Mahon and Walters, of Hannibal, Mo.,
are in the city taking dlepositions in
the suit recently instituted at Hannibal
by Dorcas M. Hampton to recover a
daughter's interest in the estate of her
father,-Dr. John H1am pton, who died
several weeks ago in Missouri, leaving
an estate valued at $75~,000.
The deposition already taken are
startling in the extreme, and prove
that D~r. Hampton led a dual life, the
one clouded by suspicions of a double
crime, and the other brightened by up
rightness and integrity. The defense
exuect to prove that Dorcas Hampton
is an illegitimate child of the doctor's
and that her mother, although betray
ed by Dr. Hampton was recompensed
by a sum of money, a receipt of which
is on file at the Lexingion courthouse.
Depositions show that D~r. Hampton
was suspected of having poisoned his
wife, Maria Burch, hero in 1845. H~e
had been forced to marry her at the
point of the pistol, and she died soon
after the marriage. A druggest named
Hlayes, who had remarked he knew
enough to send Hampton to the gal
lows, was murdered, Hampton was
bri ed for the murder and acquitted. lHe
went to St. Louis and married a Miss
Sweeney. lie then moved to Hannibal
where he amassed a large fortune and
od an irreproachable life. Is daughter,
Dorcas Hampton, claims that Hampton
niarried her mother, Eliiza Horton, and
~hat she holds the certificate of mar
liage, If this is so, then Dr. Hlampto
was also a bigamist.
Kiled by Lightning.
CINOINNATI, 0., Aug. 12.-The He
bron, Ky., baseball team was playing a
tame with a nighboring club yesterday
afterneon, when the sky became over..
ast, John Tanner, pitcher for the Hie
brons ran to catch a fly. As the ball
was settling into his hands, there was
i flash of lightning and Tanner dropped
A BRISK FIGIT
BETWEEN TWO POLITICIANS IN A
HOTEL LOBBY.
Editor Kooster and W. Gibbes Whaley
Come to Blows-The Origin of the Tron
ble-Cowardly Attack on Mr. Koester
Irom the Rear.
COLUMInA, 8. ., August 16.-A per.
ional difficulty In the lobby of the
Jerome Hotel yesterday afternoon be
;ween George R. Koester, editor of
theltegister, and W. Gibbes Whaley
)f Charleston, a delegate to the State
,onvention, caused some excitement on
Hain street. It Is unnecessary to go
into details. The following is an ac.
count of the trouble as given to the
reporters of other papers by the princi
pals:
FROX MI. WHALEY.
Mr. Whaley being asked for a state.
ment of the causes leading to the trou
ble between himself and Editor Koes.
ter, said: "I sent Mr. Koester a note
this afternoon at about 5 o'clock, stat.
ing that in an editorial on the 14th
instant he had willfully perverted a
conversation with me and that he had
told a deliberate falsehood. Mr. Koes
ter called at the hotel this afternoor
and had a conversation with me con
cerning this note. le stated that h(
had in a measure implied in a conver
sation whilst in Charleston that I wat
a coward. I told him I would ask hin
a simple question: 'Did he mean to sa3
that I was a coward ?' He begged thf
question and I had to repeat the ques
tion several times,stating that he musi
give a positive answer, yes or no. le
finally answered 'yes.' I at once slap
ped his face. le struck at me, slightl
grazing me. The crowd in the lobb:
at once rushed in and separated us. ]
regret to say that one of my friends Ii
separating us struck Mr. Koester. '
would have preferred attending to th4
matter myself. I stated that I wa
then and there entirely willing to finial
out the matter with Mr. Koester. 11,
that time the crowd had collected ii
the lobby of the hotel, and I got upoi
one of the benches and stated to thi
crowd that Mr. Koester had made i
statement in one of his editoriale
which I had denounced as absolutel
false; that I had desired to slap his fac
and 1 had done so."
TRO3 MrR. KOESTER.
Tuesday morning I published in thi
Register an editorial severely criticia
ing Mr. Whaley for the part he hn
taken in the 'ring' tactics adopted a
the meeting of the Tillman Reforn
Club, in Charleston, Saturday night
Among other things I stated that ar
outsider (myself) had told Mr. Whale]
that he was too big a coward to repeal
to any one of the men excluded fron
the meeting an insinuation lie ha<
just made to me that they were no
there in good faith. Today I receive(
a letter which will be found elsewher
in the paper in which Mr. Whaley ob
jects only to that part of my editoria
containing a statement above narrated
The statement that he had been callet
a coward he denounced as a falsehood
As soon as I received this letter :
walked over to the Jerome Hotel an(
saw Mr. Whaley engaged in conversa
tion. When he was through I walket
up to him and told him that I had re
ceived a letter from him,which I woul<
like to discuss for a few moments ii
public or private, with or withou
friends being present. lie said tha
either a public or a private discussiot
suited him but finally decided on hav
inir the matter ventilated in the hole:
lobby. He commenced calling up va,
rious members of the Charleston dale.
gation, while I asked Mr. W. W. Prict
to be present as my friend. There it
no necessity for going-into all that wat
said. It amounted to this: That]
stated to Mr. Whaley that possibly
had not used the word coward bul
that I had used words to the saint
effect and that I had certainly callet
up one of the gentlemen whom he hat
insinuated was not at the Charlestor
meeting In good faith and had tolt
him that he did not dare repeat to hin
the insinuation he had just made ti
me. Mr. Whaley kept asking did:
mean to say he was a coward. I toll
him that I did. He then struck at me
lie struck at me again and I gave hin
a lick. Friends then interfered an<
pulled us apart. While I was beini
ehoved away I was struck three or fou
times from behind, one of which wat
exceedingly severely, landing upon thi
neck, j ust below my right ear. I do na
know what outsiders interfered in sucl
a cowardly manner.'
MR. WHTALEY's CARD.
The following is the card of Mi
Whaley which brought on the trouble:
COLUMmIA, August 15.
G. Rt. Koester, Esq., Editor the Colum
bia Register.
Dear Sir: I have only today seen a
editorial in your issue of the 14th inst.
The editorial is an attack upon my
self, and amongst other things you say
"Mr. Whaley said to an outsider tha
the men whom he had excluded war
not there in good faith, lie we
promptly told that he was too big
coward to repeat that slander to an
one of those men face to face." Th
outsider you rafer to is yourself in
you will recollect that the conversi
tien was as follows: I told you tha
you knew that a combination had bee:
formed by yourself, Terrell and F. "t
Wagener by which a number of me
were to be rushed up to the meeting a
the last moment with the intention c
capturing the meeting and that th
men were not there in good faith. Yo
saidl in a high flown style: "You wi
not undertake (or you will not dare) t
say so to these men." I laughingi
and satirically replied- "Oh, no, 1hav
no intention of saying anything of th
kind to them." You know well thi
the word coward was not used; Yo
have wilfully perverted the converst
tion and in my opinion told a delibe:
ate falsehood. .1 must request you t
give this note equal publicity wit
your editoriul, but as I much doul
your doing so, I will give a copy t
another paper. Very truly.
W. OIRBIs WIHALEY.
MRt. PRICE's STATEMENT.
I wish to say uinder my own signi
ture that when Mr. Koester asked m
to be present as his friend I did linot at
ticipate anything serious. E van after th
blows had passed between them I dl
not consider that it was my busines
to interfere. I was simply presentt
see fair play. I did not see Mr. Koaste
struck from the rear as he was som~
distance from me and I was watchin
Mr. Whaley,who had been jerked neal
ly to the floor by Mr. Koester. I dl
see a demonstration by two men as
they initeuded to attack Mr. Koest4
and I called them down. They accuse
me of trying to be a bulldozer. I dl
not know even then that Mr. Koestt
had been struck from the rear and tol
these excitable men to keep cool bi
not to interfere in the trouble. Later
was told that one of these same me
had been the person who ha
been so cowardly as to strike Mi
Koester from the rear, and was furth<
told that he made a motion to draw
pistol, presumably to use on me.
had nlot the remotest idea at the tin
that there were any cowards in t
crowd or I would naturally have le01
ed more aefully after the interests
my friend. The only satisfaction I
afterward had was to denounce public.
ly as a coward whoever had struck Mr.
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 Cst.
W. W. PRIoE.
CAPTURE OF BLUEFIELDS.
Rundrede of People Leave for Fear of
Their Lives.
MOBILE, Aug. 15.-Steamer Semulva
arrived here at 9 o'clock tonight from
Bluefields, Moequioto reservation. She
left Blueloids on the morning of August
10.
The Semniva bt ings the foilowing ad
vices: The Nicaraguans arrived at Blue
fields Monday, August 6th, and moved
on Bluellelds August 8th. Their force
numbered 800. Bluefiolds was occupied
peaceably. The Mobquito ilag was
lowered, loaded Into a caution and fired
with a salute to the Nicaraguan flag
which had been hoisted to the top of the
stafi. The British and American marines
were notified by Gen. Gabezas to re
turn to their vessels. The order was
obeyed. The British offered to take the
Jamaicans and na' Ives to Port Limon
free of charge if they desired. Six hun
dred of these subsequently accepterd the
Invitation, as there were rumors that
the l icaragnanti intended to kill all
Jamaicans and natives. There was for
a time a reign o1 terror among this class
of inhabitants. They ran through the
streets, the women screaming and the
children crying, the men hurrying hither
and thither, carrying their household
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 scone at the wharves was one
long to be remembered. The Mohawk
took as many of the refugees as she
could carry and others went In nrivate
i beats. General Cabezas assumed com
mand of Bluellelds and issued a prccla
mation declaring martial law in force.
The Americans telt much disappoint
ment at the action of the commanders
of the American vessols, the Marblehead
and Columbia. They thought the
American marines had been landed to
protect American lives and property,
but at the supreme moment, these had
been abandoned. The officers claimed
they were compelled to obey the orders
of Cabezxs, but would nevertheless
I brook no interference with American
Interests. The Americans who attend
to their own aflairs and have taken no
part in the present intrigues are not in
the least molested. Those Americans
who were involved in the political in.
trigues have left. They went v' Captaia
O'Neal, of the United Statea man-of-war
Marblehead, and implored his protec
tion. He told them briefly that if they
had violated the laws of the country he
could not affoid them protection, and if
they took refuge on his vessel and a de.
mand was made for them lie would be
I compelled to give them up. Captain
O'Neal remained firm in his position
despite the appeals and entreaties of
those American intriguers who sought
his protection.
The Mohawk was not in port when
she Semniva left, having gone to Port
Limon with her load of natives and Ja.
maciane, from which port Capt. SLowart
stated that, he would continue his jour
ne~y to Colon for instructions as to who
thor to let Spaniards in or drive them
out of Blluefields.
MIGHTY HOT WEATHER.
It~a Efradcts Upon the Orops-Two~ Divisions
in the state.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Aug. 14.-The fol
lowing is the weekly weather crop re
port:.
There was a decided change from
cool to excessively hot weather in the
past week, the average temperature
varying from one to nine degrees a day
in excess of the normal, except on the
I 7th, when it was slightly below; on this
) date the minimum for the week, 54,
[ was reported from Blatesburg. Friday,
I the 10th, was the hottest day with
.maximum generally above ninety and
reaching 100 at Batesburg, Columbia
1 and Spartanburg. Few higher temper
f atures in August have ever been re,
r corded.
During the greater part of the week
I there was a plenty of sunshine, that
t was highly benenicial in drying the
1 soil, permitting plowing of late con
and cotton, which should have beer
done two and three weeks earlier, acd
.generally favorable for haying opera
tions and curing the fodder that is be
ing stripped. On very wet or partiall)
-submerged land it proved injurious
crops firing badly.
a There was but little rain after the
6th until Saturday and Sunday, whet
-showers occurred in the Northern, cen
:tral and Southwestern counties, ac
t companied by some hail and high wind
0 that did considerable damage over lim
s ited areas, blowing down a houise neal
a St. Matthews and injuring cotton and
V corn slightly.
B The State can be divided into tw(
I distinct divisions, in the first thi
crops are uniformly good and promis
t ing,the only exception noted being cot
1 ton on which has grown too much tc
.weed and not fruiting as heavily as il
a should. A correspondent who hai
t made careful and extended inquiry
f states that it is over-estimated, owing
e to its fine stand in this division. Theii
a above conditions exist in the Western
Il central and North central counties, 1i
0 in all, while in the other division, com
y prisig Abbeville, Aiken, Barnwell
e Berkel, Baufdort Chesterfield Char
e leton Claendn, olleton, Darlington
it Edgefleid, Florence, [lorry, Hlampton
Ln Kershaw, Lexington, Lancaster, Mar
a- ion, Orangeburg and Sumter countlel
most crops are doing well, but cottot
o has been materially injured by the ex
h cessive rain fall. Some fields wern
it completely submerged and ruined, bu
o by far the greatest damage resulte<
from excessive shedding of shapes anc
fruit and leaves. In some counties thi
falling off in condition is estimated a
t- from 10 to 40 per cent. The foregoinj
e applies more particularly to lo w an<
L- sandy lands than to upland flde
e which are generally fine and promis
di ing. Caterpillars are attacking th
a boils in the lower part of the State
o ilolls are beginingto open in the mor
r Southern counties. AtSociety ill! th
e rain fall in forty-eight hours was 7.5
g inches, and it ranged from that dowi
to about three inches, and until th
di submerged and washed lands have
*f chance to make a partial recovery nl
r approximate estimate of the danmag
di to crops can be made, although report
di indicate that it was serious and ex
ir tended.
d Peas are shedding their leaves or
Lt wet land and growing too much tc
I vine. Sweet potatoes and other rooi
n crops doing well. The sowing of tur,
d nip seed continues uinder favorable
.conditions. Sugar cane and sorghun
ir seemingly doing well, but poor yield of
a syrup reported from Newbery county
I Gardens growing well, except cabba
e ges, which are rotting badly. A heav3
becop bing secured tinder favora
ble cnditins. 3. W. BAUER,
I nieor.
BUTLER INTERVIEWED,
HOW HE LOOKS T THE LATE STATE
CAMPAIGN.
Not More Exoitement than Usuul in Poi.
tical Cantets-RportM Greaitly IFxag.
gerated-Somei of the Speeches Vera In
structive-The Result to Chose.
WAsINTON, Aug. 13.-The News
and Courier correspondent to-day had
the following interview with Senator
Butler:
"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 Tillmanisn has
done for the Democratic party in South
Carolina."
"What will the Conservatives do ?"
"Saw wood and say nothing. They
are thirty-live or forty thousand strong,
and have been disfranchised, so far is
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 disfranchisement?"
"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 House ring" ir
Columbia. Reformers have, during the
recent canvass, iterated that there was
a ring in tile 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
conditions ?
"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 wrangling which the ring has
brought upon our politics. On the
stump and otherwise I have warned
our people of the dangers of division.
So have Messrs Tindal, Ellerbe and
Pope, Reform candidates for Governor,
and other Reformers. The ring rulers
have met appeals with scorn and derls
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 benefit of the ring candi
dates.
"The ringsters have so complicated
the ;political machinery that nobody
except those in the ring can understand
it. Let me see if I can state the situa
tion so that you can comprehend it:
On Saturday, the 9th instant, the .Re
form clubs were to meet and elect dele
gates to a County Convention, Thie
Convention is to meet on the 13th and
send delegates to a State IReform 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, thi
Conservatives are to have no voice it
this business, but, as I have said, art
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 Stati
Convention to meet some time in Sep
tember to nominate candidetes to be
voted for at the general election ir
November. Follow this problenr
through and you will see that the peo
ple are cut off from giving a direct vot4
for any office except at the Novembel
election. I have stated the case as]
understand it, and if a more adroi
scheme could be devised to bamboozi
-the people and defeat a free expressior
of their wishes I should be~ obliged ti
ihave it suggested. And yet we ari
told .one of the cardinal features of th4
--Reform Movement was to give thepri
mary for all public oflces. Satan could
not have hit upon a more effectuil met
Shod to usurp the people and turn thenc
Sover, bound hand and foot, to a handfu
of selfish, corrupt ringsters."
- "Senator, you seem to have survive(
the canlpaign in good shape."
"Oh, yes; I was never in better kelte
in my life. I spoke in every county, a
every campaign meeting and extra
meetings."
"Was there as much excitement ni
represehted in the papers ?"
"I do not think that there was mor
excitement than usually attends a pc
,ltical canvass. The accounts wer
- reatly exaggerated and sensational
ihafew exceptions the meeting
,were quiet and orderly-not very lang
-and the people listened attentivel;
and respectfully. Of course at som
places a few drunken fellows woul
- create a disturbance, but they wer
generally attended to by lbs special con
t stables or committee of arrangement
I and soon suppressed. P'ersonally:
I have no cause of complainrt except or
3three occasions, when two or three
L rowdies .attempted to interfere with
me. I had no trouble in thrustinj
I them aside and in proceeding with m3
, speech. Everywhere the committee
- and the people were as kind and hospi
table to me as they could possibly bi
.and appeared anxious to hear mi
s speak.- The canvass has had a goot
B effect in shaking things up and, as.:
7 have said, I believe order will come oum
of the political chaos into which ring
s rule has brought us. And I want t<
i say another thing: Some of the stumj
>speeches were as tine and instructlve
3 as I ever listened to--notably so witi
several of the candidates for Statb
oflces, whose names I will not mentiol
as I do not care to discriminate."
"What about your re-election ?"
"Well, you know, there are few
things more uncertain than a popula
election, unless it be tihe verdic
of a petit jury, but I have the stronges
reasons for believing I will sue
coed myself. Thrughout the entira
discussion not one word was sali
against my public service or oflii
record, except that I had voted fo
Judge Sipionton's confirmation. Tha
you know, was the veriest stuff and
nonsnsea. .[ have gronn face to fac
with the people, given an Sc
cornt of my atewardship, and they
mUst now settle it. Altnough I say
it nyself, I am quite sure I can repro.
sent the people better and more accept.
ably than any man they can "ad-and
in this I believe they agree with
me. The only reason assigned for n
retirement that I know of is that 7
have been here a long time. This bet.
ter qualities me for the duties of the
position and fits me to discharge Its re
sponsibilities more satisfactorily. One
thing has gratified me inexpressibly,
the cordial and hearty reception ten
dered me yesterday on my return to
the Senate by my colleagues on both
sides of the chamber and by the Senate
employees 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." R. M. L.
- UPS THE IEIGHI
M *Iusl?doe" s Gd I
;r.fi to; ;-3eg aMd See Wist Yos Cs Sal
'~r $69 ***-.~$37
Just t~ in ouc tem
No fet 11tvad on this Or
god ren or imnoney te.
_." -
EM.Lans Pimhi PARLOR HITS, oonhstina
of Morr, .\riz hair, lociin Chair DIva,
id 2 aIdo ir. -worth j"6. Will deiva
I to ur oputfor 1 3. This No. I
* - so n to
all attachmentW, for
i~b 60e o
~Themanuatore pays all
togo0 t-o 70.7X
the ~ ~ ~ ~ Deo exotcsadIao!te
bargain. No frv~ rpa a
Ai= Buggy
A $.. PIANG
ielivred at your depot
ere freight paid for th
Send for catalogues of lrurliture
btoves Baby arriag, Biyel
o n t h s ] ou g yA S M 0 P
tOF.PADGETT *:"r"
For Agricul
V1 ffe~atural and Gin
oral Plantation
Use, have earnj
ed their reputa
tion as the best
on tne market. *
For Simplimty,
Durabilit and
* Eeonomy in
fuel andI water
TUR TOIRa
SHas no EQual,
PIANOS.
tMIDSUMMER BARGAINS.
Spoetal Bale Bummer 189a. The
,:puila Sunmer Offers that bat th
record.
$50 saved every Piano purchauer.
-$1o to $20 n every Organ.
Six Special offers on our Popular Mid.
L ,a 8mmr Plan. fIly in August, September
. anad dtobor, and pay wh n cotton omes
Ia'.M
,Tozn.
p pot (Caush Prtcois. No Interest. Only a
> ,anvill Cashal Payment required, $ n.oa a
tiaa, $10 h n I Ogitn ltau aax&?oycm
Paymona to suit all. Pianos $5 to $10
amonatly. Organs $al to $5.
Our Mfirummer offers save .btg money
-(m all planas of paayment,
I > New Flauh Leaders ready. Beauti.
fom.' (hd only until November 1.
3 LUDDEN & BATES
SOUTHERN MUSIC HOUSE,
SAVANNAH, GA.
NOW.IS THE TIME
. TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS FORt
Threshers I
,And I Soell the Boat in the'.Market. Write'
to me Before Buying.
Bhingle Machines,
Stavo Machines,
Brick Machines,
Planing Mach'ines,
Swing Saws,
Band saws
(Gang Rip' Saws,
1 and all kinds of
wood working mnachines,
3 rist Mills $115 to $250.
8aw Mills $190 to I400.
Watertown Engines and Boilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton Elevators.
Cottoh GinS and Presses,
HIG[ and - LOW GRIADE.
V. e. ADUAK.
OOLUMBIA8B 0.

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