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From IPrison to 2?alac
Rev. C. R. Blacka?l, D.
From the beginning of patriarchal
history promise upon promise was
given that the descendants of Abra
ham should be'exceedingly numerous
and should become masters of Canaau
as their divinely given possession, yet
after 20Q or more years they were as
strangers and sojourners; a single no
madic tribe, with religious practices
utterly diverse from those of the peo
ple about them, kept separated by not
intermarrying and holding their habi
tation by sufferance. A slight combi
nation against them would have pro
duced extinction. Tho fulfilment of
the promises must have seemed quite
unlikely. Their complete removal be
come necessary for their own preser
vation, but no one could possibly havu
realized the fact. The process requir
ed more than twenty years and was
directed by an overruling providence
in ways that seemed at first all at
cross-purposes, a tangling up of human
plans and human lives and a political
outcome that included the descent of
the whole people into bitter bondage.
JOSEPH A FAVORED SON.
Joseph is 17 years old and well
favored. He shares with his brothers
the daily'tasks of caring for the flocks
and herds. There are good reasons
why his father loves him above his
brothers, for he is purer in act and
thought and his soul recoils with dis
gust from some of their daily practi
ces. Why or how or when these are
mentioned to Israel is immaterial.
The sunlight is not to be held in fault
because it reveals corruption. There
is not a tale-bearing vein of the ordi
nary sorfc in Joseph's character,* his
future will surely prove this to be so.
For a moment note his endowment:
There is gentle but pronounced dig
nity, inherited from Abraham; purity
and rightness from Isaac; capacity
and shrewdness from his father; phy
sical beauty, affectionateness and man
aging ability from his mother, it is a
fine combination of the most excellent
qualities of his ancestors. We need
not be surprised that now, while his
life is yet unbalanced, there is self
oonsoiou8n888 and perhaps overesti
mate of his personal worth; it has
always been so; reserve severe judg
ment, please, until the life be more
fully measured and the crop of paren
tal sowing be garnered.
But Israel is not wise in manifest
ing decided partiality; though Joseph
is "the son of bis old age." The
abort tunio is deemed satisfactory for
the others; why not also for Joseph?
Shall he alone receive a princely dress?
The long tunio reaching down to the
arms and feet and marked by colored
or embroidered bands seems to denote
rank, and a purpose that in time
Josoph shall become Sheik in place of
his father. But it makes him an ob
ject of hatred, so that his brothers
will not "speak peacefully unto, him."
No "Shalom" is uttered when he
oomos to them.
DREAMER AND DREAMS.
It is net surprising that the favored
lad has dreams that seem to him indi
cative of his future, or that his day
dreams correspond; it is often true
that "our wishes are the forefeediog
of our capabilities." Other lads have
dreams and they fail of realization.
Who shall say that the failure may
not be the dreamer's own fault? It
is sheer folly, however, to parade the
drei .'8 before those who may quite
naturafty be angered by their recital.
Notice the style of the callow youth,
as he rehearses bis dream, all unmoved
by their scowling faces'? observe aow
be punctuates with "my" and "loi"
"Behold, we are binding sheaves in
the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and
also stood upright; and behold, your
sheaves came round about, and made
obeioanco to my sheaf."
Of course, it increases their resent
ment that his self-sufiieieut stripling
is looking toward headship and do
minion over bib elders as his fnture
destiny. But Joseph is not awed by
his brothers; they are his inferiors;
he believes in himself, as every right
minded person may do within certain
limits. But listen again to the young
dreamer; is he becoming ambitious to
bring the whole world under his sway?
"Behold, I have dreamed yet a
dream; and, behold, the sun and the
moon and eleven stars made obeisance
The application is pointed and un
mistakable. Repeated to his father it
is met by rebuke: "What is this
dream that thou hast dreamed? -Shall
I and thy mother and thy brethren
indeed oomo to bow down ourselves to
thee to the earth?" A prompt appli
cation of the red might possibly lower
the conceit of this vain boaster who
veils his anticipations with dreams;
"but bis father kept the saying in
mind,''for he is wiser than his sens
and waits the outcome of God's pur
se?Gren. Chap. 37?4:0.
Z)., in St. Louis Republic.
crime op the brothers
Out iu the fields of Dothan, feeding
their Hocks. It is the nooning hour.
A messenger in sight from home.
The brothers see him "afar off," as
he stands on yonder ridge, bis fig
ure forming a sharp silhouette in the !
olear atmosphere. His long tunio
foolishly worn at such a time is suffi- 1
cient to identify him. His shrill,
jolly whistlo and call re-echo among
th? hills. The meal waits the ooming
of Reuben, and is not in welcome of
the younger brother; they only sayj
"Behold this dreamer comoth!" It is
an opportunity, effectually to dispose
of him and nullify his dreams. Which
one is it that advises so hotly? The
scheme matures like a flash, sudden
and Bwift: "Slay him, cast him into
one of the pits?say an evil beast hath
devoured him," and they chuokle over
the murderous suggestion as they re
call his dreams.
Reuben appears. Usually hard
hearted, even to ferocity at times, lie
deolares against th? plan, intended to
save the lad and restore him to his
father, hence advises that Joseph be
oast into a near-by pit, or dried up
well. Joseph is now at hand. No
pleasant "Shalom" greets him; in
stead, there is rough usage. Verily
his day of doom seems to have come.
He pleads in vain for mercy, for their
ears are closed to his beseeohingB.
No princely ceremony now in handling
that hated long tunic, but stripped
and maltreated, with acoompanying
vile words, he is thrown into the pit,
there to die, and so end his absurd
dreaming of superiority.
Then these dastardly brothers "sat
down to eat bread." If any plaintive
cries reaoh them from the pit they
heed them not. Joseph has good
reason to think that everything is
against him. A caravan comes into
sight, on its way to Egypt. Judah
suggests a new plan, born of some ten
derness of heart. There is present
gain by the transaction and no blood
shed, so Joseph is lifted out of the
pit and sold as a slave to "the Ish
maelites for twenty pieces of silver,"
and thus against his will he goes to
borrow and mourning.
Reuben is horrified at the absence
o? Joseph, when he seeks the pit with
i purpose to save him. He rends hit?,
juter garment in sorrow, crying aloud:
"The ohild is not, and whither shall
r gol" The truth is kept from him.
Then the hated ooat is dipped in
jlood and sent to their father with
-he added heartless lie: "This have
we found; know now whether it is thy
ion's coat or not."
Naturally Israel at once concludes
,hat Joseph has been killed by some
avenous beast. He weeps and mourns
md wails through many days; clothes
?iniseif in sackcloth; sits in ashes;
efuses to be comforted; declares that
le shall go to his grave in mourning.
Joseph's romantic career
A brief resume: Sold as a slave to
!shmaelites and taken to Egypt;
lought by Potiphar, an officer of Pha
aph, and speedily plaoed in charge of
'otiphar's affairs, which are adminis
ered with fidelity andsuooess; falsely
harged with erime by a vile woman,
nd cast into prison, untried and un
efecded; winning such abundant.fa
or with the prisonkeeper that the
ntire management of the prison is
cBtowed upon him. Two of the
ling's officers, imprisoned for cause,
avo dreams, wM?h arc oorreotly in
erpreted. for the outcome is precisely
s foretold. Two more years of prison
ife, forgotten by those who might
ave brought deliverance. Dreams
y Pharaoh-, whioh the wisest of his
ion can neither understand nor inter
ret; recalled .to mind by the King's
utler; brought before Pharaoh, Jos
ph modestly and deferentially ex
lains the dreams, and the future is
nr?lled. Prison life suddenly ends.
!he prisoner is exalted to the place of
ower next to the King.
A Good Recommendation.
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lets is almost invariably to those who
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? A lady never swears?and the
mu who steps'on the hem of her
drt and catches her vye can readily
nderstand that she doesn't have to.
Priokly Ash Bitters cures the kid
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ie bowels. A valuable system tonic,
Reclamation of Criminals:
In an address before the Saturday
night ohxb Rev. W. H. McGlauflin, D. !
D., interested and instructed those j
present, his subject being "Modern |
Penology." AH present felt that we I
have muoh to learn and that our treat
ment of oriminals, especially the most
debased, is not in harmony With the
most advanced thought.
I am able from memory only to give
a synopsis of an address whioh I am
oertain oould be repeated before a lar
ger audience with profit and pleasure
to all. The salient suggestions were
Offenders should bo sent to jail or
to prison, not for a stated term, but
for treatment until oured. That is
our method in dealing with the siok
or ill, when we send them to the hos
pital. "Wo agree with the advocate of
ancient methods that protection to
society is tho primary ob; cot in con
fining prisouers, but we go farther and
our nest effort is to reform and return
to society a useful member. And
here we ask calm, unbiased judgment
by those who have examined into the
result of our effort. In one institu
tion, the new comer is placed in an
intermediate grade wearing ro sttiped
suit; he can by good conduct riso to a
higher grade with greater privileges;
or by idleness and bad conduct he
may fall to the lower with greatly
ourtailed condition. In each grade he
receives credit marks for his work,
and is charged for the oost of his sub
sistence and other things.
After passing successfully through
the upper form, he is released upon
parole, subject to good conduct. It
is pleasant to learn that more than 60
per cent ore returned to society; and
this after only a few years of experi
The doctor told us that it is the
opinion of men who have made close
study of the subject, that there is no
auch being as an "incorrigible," that
every human, being can be reached
and helped by the power of human
sympathy and kindness. This is the
conclusion of one who speaks after
having given stud}; and who is com
petent to speak.
Will the world accept this truth?
Possibly, but not to-day. Modern
penology discards the idea of ven
geance or of retaliation in dealing
with offenders; that is where we differ
from ancient usage.
Justice Simeon Baldwin, of the
Supreme Court of Connecticut, has a
different view than that briefly out
lined above. I will endeavor to con
vey it to your readers! He wishes to
restore the whipping post for some
offenders. I find that in all he utters
there is no intention of applying the
lash to the more reputable ola s of de
linquents, only to those who having
never had opportunity in life may
safely be left to the whipping boss for
In justice to this advooate of old
forms of discipline, wo observe that
tie favors private whippings instead
>f publio; he says of Delaware, where
t is publicly applied: "No Slate in
;he union is more free from rogues of
Where do they go? A Connecticut .
nan was onoe told that wooden nut
negs were made in the State. I guess
hey did make a few but they had to
;o out of the State to sell them." So
t would appear that after the work cf
eolaiming offenders was begun in
Delaware it had to be completed else
where; possibly under another ay a- ,
The judge is especially interested
n the proper treatment of wifebeat
rs, and favors toe laeh; here he has ,
aany supporters, but if the State is to
etaliate in kind, and whip wife whip
ters, what disposition is to be made
f wife poisoners? If our logic holds
ood they must be poisoned by the
Itate. The judge refers to one pris
ner who in New Haven has been
ailed 120 times. Tho suspended sen
ence without limit would meet such
Here is another reason given: "Jail
r prison life, in modern institutions
nd under modern conditions has bo
ome almost attractive, to the confirm
d offender. In jail it is often the
ase that the prisoner gets better
ood, lodging and clothing, and pleas
nter employment than he is accus
omed to outside. This is doubtless
rue and if the confirmed offender can
e retained uutil he is reclaimed, so
iety will do well to make effort to
nprove conditions for those outside.
One more quotation from the judgs:
Flogging is the cheapest method of
dequate punishment that has been
All of this is in sharp contrast to
lie thought advanced by Dr. MoGlau
in. The judge quotes St. Paul aa
ivoring discipline by magistrates, '
ie blessed apostle only escaped un
pplication by claiming tobe a Roman
tizen. He says furthermore: "Of
ie Jews five times received I forty
,ripes save one," yet I doubt if he ^
ould agree with Judge Baldwin in
is wish to restore it.
On the whole we may safely dismiss j
te judge and discard Jiis suggestion,
odern scientific penology has shown !
i a better way which is in harmony 1
ith all that is taught in the religion P
! the Christ, as well as of the wisest 1
;w 5 >
and best iu - U ages; those who wish
to sot tho clock back for a hundred
years or more must bo checked aud a
better practice must prevail.
The unskillful surgeon in his hasto
cuts off the limb of his patient, but
the more intelligent operator restores,
although his method is neither the
cheapest nor the quickest, but it sure
ly is the better way.?William Riley
Boyd, in Atlanta Journal.
Not so Cool as he Thought.
"I had flattered myself for a long
time that I would be a cool hand in
the face of danger," said tho drum
mer, "and when a fire alarm was
sounded in a hotel one night, I did
not find myself a failure. I turned
out of bed as quietly as you please,
got into my clothes without undue
haste, and looked out iuto the hall
with contempt for the guests who were
falliug over each other and fainting
away. My grip was open, and i wait
ed to replace everything and lock it,
and then 1 walked out to the nearest
fire escape and dropped my grip to the
''The fire escape was simply a rope
fastened to a hock, aud I was four
stories up. Tho hall was dark with
smoke, and I could hear mcu shouting
and women screaming, but I pledge
you' my word that I wasn't a bit rat
tled as I loosed tho coil of rope and
backed out of the window.
"I was a bit chilly, perhaps, as I
found myself swinging 50 feet from
the ground, but I got down without
further damage than burning and
tearing tho skin off my palms.
"I reached terra firmato feel myself
a hero: but the feeling didn't last over
ten minutes. Then tho firemen got
tho best of the flames, and as I enter
ed the hotel the night clerk said:
" 'Ah! you here? I didn't see you
" 4I got out by the hall window,' I
" 'You did? Why man, the tire was
way back over the kitchen, and there
is a stairvay within ten feet of that
window!. Why didn'c you take a
whole week in whioh to come down iu
the regular way?"?Detroit Free Press.
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? When a man has the fool idea
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his head when the castle gets popu
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speedily restores the ?trenj
80LD BY DR
Slightly Disfigured bu
YES, we have dUfiured the Hayes (
ut still have lorne Bargains left in?
Sliofft, Huts, Paints and
am adding on a Stock of?
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'ry a Barrel of Bransford, Clifton or Sp
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A Wedding Suit in the Sixties.
Under the above caption Con. 91. L.
Bonhatu contributes the following in
teresting article to the December num
ber of The Confederate Veteran :
"At the ago of sixteen Clifton A.
Reed, of this city, son of the late Judge
J. P. Keed, volunteered in Company A,
Trenholni's Squadron of Cavalry, C.
S. A., and served with splendid gallan
try until 1804, when ho lost his right
arm at the battle of Hawes's Shop.
Tho manner of his wounding was re
markable. It fell to his lot to hold
horses. In the height of the battle one
of his comrades came out, and said to
him: 'Keed, my gun hna fjot out of or
der; lend me yours.' This company
was armed with Sharp's breech-load
iug carbines, and tho men were very
proud of them. To hi* comrade's re
quest the gallant youth responded: 'I
won't let any man have niy gun; you
hold these horses and 1 will take your
place.' This exchange was made, and
Keed rushed into the thick of the tight.
While kneeling, and in the net of put
ting n cartridge into bis ritlo, :i minie
ball struck his left wrist, making an
ugly wound, and then struck the ri^ht
hand, ranging up through tho wrist,
shattering the bones of the forearm,
requiring its amputation.
"The young soldier, thus disabled for
further service in the Held, ctuue home,
and at tho age of nineteen was mar
ried. Seeing this correspondent the
other day wearing a suit of homespun
jeans, ho was moved to describe his
wedding suit. Ho said: 'You know it
was practically impossible to get any
thing but homcppun in those days, and
my old cavalry uniform was ragged, so
my mother had woven, by one of tho
women on tho plantation, a beautiful
piece of jeans, which she had dyed
black. Of this I had made a long
tailed coat and a pair of trousers. I
borrowed a white kid glove (poor fel
low, he needed only one!) and a white
satin veBt from Dr. Nardin (himself a
dintinguished surgeon in the Confed
erate service), and these, with a pair
of cowhide, homemade boots, consti
tuted my wedding garments.' Ono ap
preciates this now nil tho nioro when
one sees Mr. Keed, us he nlwnys in,
dressed with care and perfect taste in
these days. But he says that he never
was happier and prouder than when ho
wore tho clothes above described. And
I kuow this is true of hi? youthful and
"Mr. Keed hns prospered iu business,
and he and tho bride of those Confed
erate dnyB are still living, handsome
and hnppy in the love of a large circle
of kindred and friends. Their home is
noted for the refinement and hospi
tality of its members.
"When one considers that the armies
of the South were composed of young
men of tho stulV of which this youth
was made, one is not surprised that it
required all the resources of the North,
backed by the whole world, an army
of two million of men, four years'
time, and untold expeuse to defeat
Rich Indian Babies.
Out in Oklahoma there arc about
five hundred Indian babies who are
all provided for in the way of wealth,
for tho future. They belong to the
Comanohe, Apache, Kiowa, Wichita
and Caddo tribes, and the United
States have jubt given to each a quar
ter section of land and made them
oitizecs. These sections comprise 1G0
acre? each, and because the ohildren
are too young to make the ohoice
themselos, their parents do it for
them. By the time they have grown
to be men and women the land will be
very well-to-do. Some sections near
which towns are building will be espe
cially valuable by tho time their own
ers arrive at maturity.
? Wigwam?"That man over there
has been marriod four times." Old
baoh?"Well, I suppose there are
men with an abnormal craving for ex
ly wo have most to fear
ute of modern ciTllltatioa.
Drking ont Its deadly effect
rmptome as headache, slight
ness, heart-throbbing, weak
at or diminished passage of
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eres aching or soreness in the
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its excellent cleansing and
mach, liver and bowels it
jth and ruddy glow of
Y Special Agents.
t Still in the Ring !
3tock considerably the past six weeks,
Notions of all Kinds.
?offee and Flour.
otla*s, and I am sure you will be
BUCHANAN, Masonic Temple.
DIRECTIONS-One every night.
pk?d. a. brown, ikank a. b?ruidsr, r. e buuriss,
Pres. ami Tress. Superintendent. Secretary.
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- M A NI * F ACT U R K US OF -
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? AND IMPOUTERS OF ? %
German Kainit, Muriate of Potash and Nitrate of Soda.
Wo use Tennessee Hock, which runs higher in Rone Phosphate
thau any other llock in tho Country.
WHEAT GROWERS, TAKE NOTICE !
And Enter your name for the following Prizes :
irivwt Prize Oil'or.
First best yield on Six Acres of Wheat ?
One Farmer's Favorite Grain Drill, worth $70.00.
Second best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
One Ton Standard Guano, 8-2 \?1.
Third best yield on Six Acres of Wheat?
Half Ton Standard Blood Guano, 8-2 J?1.
Second Prlir.o OlFer.
First be it yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
One Ton High Grade Super-Phos., 16 per cent Ava.
Second best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
Half Ton High Grade Super-Phos., 1G per cent Ava.
Third best yield on Three Acres of Wheat?
Half Ton High Grade Supcr-Phos., 16 per cent Ava.
Thlr<l Prize Olioi-.
First best yield One Acre of Wheat?One Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Second best yield One Aero of Wheat?Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Third best yield One Acre of Wheat?Half Ton High Grade 10-2 Acid Phos.
Tho following terms must be complied with by those entering contest :
1st. You must fill out tho blank hereto attached, sign your name, and cut
out this advertisement in full aud return to us.
2nd. You are to choose one disinterested neighbor, we arc too chooso one,
and tho two are to chooso a third. Y'ou will enter the name of your represen
tative iu tho blank space found below.
3d. The thtcc men named will act in the capacity of judges,' measure tho
land designated by you, which must be in one body, see that nothing but the
Brands of the Anderson Fertilizer Company arc applied for fertilizing, and
finally to measure the wheat when threshed, place the result in a scaled en
velope aud mail to us.
4th. None other than the products of tho Anderson Fertilizer Company
shall be Uhed by those entering this contest on-land designated.
5th. All contestants must fill out and sigu this advertisement, and return
to this office before the first day of December, 11)01.
6th. Each winner of a prize is required to writo out iu detail how the re
sult was obtained by telling us how the land was prepared, with what imple
ments, how much fertilizers and grade were applied to the acre, what crop
grown on the land provious to sowing the wheat, when planted, and anything
of interest that will show tho best method to produce wheat in this State.
.S. C, . 1901.
Anderson Fertilizer Co.,'Anderson, S. C.
Gentlemen : I will enter tho contest for one of the three prizes offered by
you for the best yield in bushels threshed from.acres of wheat as
per terms set forth in your advertisement hereto attached. I name .
.as my representative.
(Sign here) .
8th. The three judges of each contestant should he his neighbors. State
in blank space left for same, whether you aro contesting for the Six Aore or
Three Acre or One Acre Prize. After all results havo been received by us we
will name a day, not later than August 1st, 1902, to compare results, in the
presence of such contestants afc may be here, and award the prizes.
Yours truly, ANDERSON FERTILIZER CO.
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