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TO GET ON AGAIN."
? ' J 'A Fl?7 \ 1
The Gospel" hi Handshaking?Christian
People Do Xot Give .Proper Encour
agement to the Outcast Who 1* Will
ing to Return.
. Cuevulaad, Dec. 5.?The. Rev. T. DoWitt
Talmage, D. D., preached here to-day. Fol
lowing is his sennon: Subject, "Oft! the
Track; How to Get on Again."
Text: Proverbs xxiii, 85 :"When shall I
awoku? I will seek it yet again."
_ With on insight ir to human nature such as
n? other man ever reached,'Solomon, in my
text, sketches the mental operations of one
who, having stepped aside from the path of
rectitude, dekire* to"return. With a wish for
something better be said: ? "When 'shall I
awake? When shall I come out of this horrid
nightmare of iniquity I" But seized upon by
uneradicated lmbit and forced down hill by
his passions he cries out: "I will seek it yet
again. I will try it once more."
Our libraries ore adorned with an elegant
literature addressed to young men, pointing
out to them all the 'dangers and perils of life
?complete maps of the voyage, showing all
the rocks, the quicksand*, the shoals. But
suppose u man lias already made shipwreck;
suppose he is already oft* the track; suppose
he has already gone astray, how is he to get
-back? 'That "fir V field ' comparatively un
touched. I propose to address myself this
morning to such. There are those in this
audience who, with every - passion of their
agonized soul, are ready to hear such a dis
cussion. They compare themselves with
^ what they were ten years ago, and cry out
from the bondage in which they are incar
cerated. Now, if there be any in this house,
come with an earnest purpose, yet feeling
they.ah?vbeybud the pale of Christian sympa
thy, and that the sermon can hardly be ex
pect" I to address tfaem, then, at this moment,
1 give them my right hand, and coll them
brother. Look up. There is glorious and
triumphant hope for you yet. I sound the
trumpet of gospel deliverance. The church
is ready to spread a banquet at your return,
and the hierarchs of heaven to fall into line
of bannered procession at the news of your
emancipation. So far as God may help me,
I propose to show what are the obstacles of
your return, and then how you are to sur
mount those obstacles.
The first difficulty hi the way of your re
turn is the force of moral gravitation. Just
as there is a natural law which brings down
to the earth anything you throw into tho air, so
tbcro is a corresponding moral gravitation.
In other weirds; it b easier to go down than it is
to go up; it is easier to do wrong than it is to
do right Call to mind the comrades of your
boyhood days?some of them good, some of
them bad. Which, most affected you? Call
'to mind the anecdotes that you have beard in
tho last five or ten years. Some of them are
pure, and some of them impure. Whiob. the
more easily sticks to* your memory? During
the yeurs of your life you have formed cer
tain course*; of cocduct?some of them good,
some of them boci. To, which style of habit
did you the ino-e easily yield? Ahl my
friends, wo have to take but a moment of
seff-ins'iection to find out that there is in all
our souls a force of moral gravitation. But
that gravitatioi may bo resisted. Just as
you may pick ip from the earth something
and hold it iu your bond toward hearen, just
CO, by the power of God's grace, a soul fallen
jnay be-lifted,toward peace, toward pardon,
'toward heaven: Ubrce of moral gravitation Is
in every one of us, but there is power in God's
grai-t! t?i overcome that force of moral gravi
The next thing In the way of your return
is the power of evil habit I know there ore
those who say It hi very easy for them to give
up evil hal its. I do not believe them. Here
is a man given to intoxication. He knows it
is disgracfag his family, destroying his prop
erty*, ruining him, body, mind and soul If
that man, ocing an intelligent man, and lov
ing his run lily, could easily give up that
habit, would he r ot do so? Tho fact that he
does not give it up proves it is hard to give it
up It Is a very easy tiling to sail down
stream, tho tide carrying you with great
force; bnt suppose you turn the boat up
stroam, is it so easy then to row it? As long
cs we yield to t lie ?vil inclinations in our
hearts, and cur bad habits, we ore- sailing
down stream, but tho moment we try to turn
we put our boat in tho rapids just above Ni
agara, and try to row up stream. -
Taka a man given to tho habit of using
tobacco, as most of you do, and let him re
solve to stop, and he finds it very difficult
Twenty-ono years ago I quit that habit, and
I would as coon dare to put my right hand in
the fire as once to indulge in it Why* Be
cause it was Mich a terrific struggle to get
over it Now, lot a man be advised by his
physician to give up the use of tobacco. He
goes around not knowing what to do with
himself. He cannot add up a line of figures.
He cannot sleep nights. It seems as if th
world had turned upside down. He feels his
business is going to ruin. Where he was
kii.<t und obliging he is scolding aud fretful.
Tb>; eom'Kwaru that characterized him has
give:: way to a fretful restlessness, and he
has I econie a complete fidget. What power
isk timt has i oiled a wave of woo over tho
earth und shaken a portent in the heavens'
He has tri.sl to sop smoking! After a while
ho says: "I am going to do as I please. Tho
doctor doesn't understand my case. I am
going back to my old habit." And he re
turns. Everything assumes its usual com
posure. His business seems to brighten. The
world becomes au attractive place to live in.
His children, seeing the difference, hail the
return <>/ their fathers genial ciisposition.
What wave of color has dashed blue into tho
sky, und greenness into the mountain foliage,
and the glow of sapphire into the sunset?
Whut enchantment has lifted a world of
beauty and joy on his soul? He has gone
back to smoking.
Oh! the fact is, as wo all know in our own
experience that habit is a taskmaster; as
long *\v ubvy it it does not chastise us, but
let u.s resist and we find we are to bo lashed
with scorpion whips and bound with ship
cabh*. and thrown into tho track of bone
breaking juggernauts. During the war of
181- there was a ship ret on lire just above
Niagara Falls, and then, cut looso from its
moorings, it came on down through tho night
and Uwsed over the falls. It was said to have
been a scene brilliant beyond description.
Well, there are thousands of men on fire of
evil Lnbit, coming down through tho rapids
mid through the uwful night of temptation
toward the eternal plunge. Oh, how hard it
is to arrest then j. God only can a nest them.
Suppose a man, after five or ten or twenty
years of evil doing, resolves to do right?
Why, all the forces of darkness are allied
against him. He cannot sleep night?. He
gets down on his knees hi the midnight and
cries, "God help nie!" He bites his lip. Ho
grinds his teeth. He clenches his fist in a
determination to keep his purpose. He dare
not look at the bottles in the window of a
wine store It was one long, bitter, exhaus
tive, hand to baud fight with inflamed, tan
toliziug and merciless habit When he thinks
he is entirely free, the old inclinations pounce
upon him like a pack of hounds with their
xmj=rie& .tearing, awayat tha_fianks o? cno
^ppor^seiadeejv- -In Paris, these is a sculptured
representation of Bacchns,the god of revelry..
Ho is riding on a panther at full leap. - Oh,
how- - suggestive! ? Let every ? one who is
spoediagou bad ways understand he is not
riding a docile and well broken steed, but he
is riding a nionsiar, wild and bloodthirsty,
gniii'S 'at a death jeap. How many thcro aro
who resolve on a better Hfe and say: "When
shall J awake?" but, seized on by their old
habits, cry: "I will try it once more; I will
seek it yet again!" Years ago there were
some Princeton students who were skating,
and/the dee was, very thin, and some one
warned the company back from tho.air hole,
end finaliy.woi ited tbem entirely to leave the
place. But onu young man with bravado,
after all the rest bad stopped, cried out: "One
round morel"-* He-swept around, and went
down; and was brought out a ? corpse. My
friends, there nrt -Lhon-wtitds and teas o? thou
sands, of men losing, their, souls in that way;
It is the one.round mor*}. ?
?7I have also to.suy. that if a man .wants to
.return from 'evfl 'practices society repulses"
:*Jhint; BcsMng&yrtfw&Lh6 eafs: "Now, I
will rhnke off lay old "associates, Jaiid~ I will
find Christian cornnanioni-hip." And he ap
peal's at I ho church door some Sabbath day,
and the usher greets him with a look, as much
as to say: "YVhy; vou-hcre? You are the last
mau I ever expected to see at church! Come,
take this-se'ut right down by tho doorP1 in
stead of saying: "Good morning; I am glad
you aro here. Come; I will give you a first
rate seat, right ?p by tho.;puIpit." Well,
the -""prodigal, not yet discouraged, en
ters a--.pra.yjec--toecting, and some Chris
tian'-man, with more zeal'than common
sense, says: -HJlod to see you. The dying
thief was saved, and I suppose there is mercy
for youl" The young man, disgusted, chilled,
throws himself bock on his dignity, resolved
he never will enter the bouse of God again.
Perhaps not quite fully disgusted about
reformation, bo sides up by some highly re
spectable man ho used to know, going down
the street, and immediately the respectablo
man has an errand down some other street!
Well, the prodigal, wishing to return, takes
some member of a Christian association by
the hand, or tries to. The Christian young
man looks at him, looks at the faded apparel
and tho marks of dissipation, and instead of
giving him a warm grip of the hand offers
him the tip end of the long fingers of the left
hand, which is equal to striking a man in tho
Oh, how few Christiau people understand
how much force and gospel there is in a good,
honest handshaking! Sometimes, when you
have felt the need of encouragement, and
- otne Christian man has taken you heartily
by the band, have you not felt that thrilling
through every fibre of your body, mind and
soul, an encouragement that was just what
you needed? You do not know anything at
all about this unless you know when a man
tries to return from evil courses of conduct
he runs against repulsions innumerable. We
say of some man, he lives a block or two
from the ?horch or half a mile from the
church. There are people in our crowded
cities who live 1,000 miles from church. Vast
deserts of indifference between them and the
house of God. The fact is, wo must keep our
respectability, though thousands and tens of
thousands perish. Christ sat with publicans
and sinners. But if there camo to the house
of God a man with marks of dissipation upon
him, people almost threw up their bands
in horror, as much as to say: "Isn't
it shocking?'' How these dainty, fastidious
Christians in oil our churches ore going to
get into heaven I don't know, unless they
have an especial train of cars, cushioned and
upholstered, each one a car to himself! They
cannot go with the great herd of - publicans j
and sinners. O yo, who curl your lip with
*eorn ut the fallen, I tell you plainly, if you
had been surrounded by the same influences,
instead of sitting to-day amid the cultured,
and the refined, and the Christian, you would
have been a crouching wretch in stable or
ditch, covered with filth and abomination!
It is not because yon are naturally any bet
ter, but becauso the mercy of God has pro
tected you. Who are you that, brought up
in Christian circles, and watched by Chris
tian parentage, you should be so hard on the
I think men also are often hindered from
return by the fact that churches are too
anxious about their membership, and too
anxious about their denomination, mid they
rush out when they see a man about to give
up h'v sin and return to God, and ask him
bow he is going to bo baptized, whether by
sprinkling or immersion, and what kind of
church he is going to join. O, my friends! it
is a poor time to talk about Presbyterian
catechisms, and Episcopal liturgies, and
Methodist lovofeasts, aud Baptistries, to a
man that is coming out of tho darkness of sin
into tho glorious light of the gospel. Why,
it reminds me of a man drowning in the sea,
and a life boat puts out for him, and the man
in the boat fays to the man out of the boat:
"Now, if I get you ashore, are you going to
live in my street?" First get him ashore,
and then talk about the non-essentials of re
ligion. Who cares what church he joins, if
he only joins Christ and starts for heaven?
0, you ought to have, my brother! an
illumined face, and a hearty grip for
every one that tries to turn from
his evil way. Take hold of the same
book with him, though his dissipations shako
I the book, remembering that he that con
I verteth a sinner from the error of his way
shall save nsoulfrom death, and hide a multi- ]
[ rude of sins.
Now, I have shown you these obstacles be
1 l-uuso 1 want you to understand I know nil
the difficulties in the way; but I am now to j
tell you how Hannibal may scale the Alps, I
und how the shackles may lie unrivetfd, and
how the paths of virtue forsaken may be
First of all, my brother, throw yourself on
God. Go to him frankly and earnestly, and
tell him those habits you have, and ask Hun
if there is any help in all the resources of om
nipotent love, to give it to you. Do not go
with a long rigmarole people call prayer,
made up of "ohs'" and "abs" and Vortver and
forever amens!" Go to God and cry for
help! help! help! and if you cannot cry for
! help just look and live. I remember in tho
late war I was ut Antietom, and I went into
tho hospitals uf ter tho battle, and I said to a
man: "Where are you hurt?'' He made no
answer, but held up his arm, swolleu and
splintered. I saw where he was hurt The
simple fact is, wbeu a man has a wounded
soul, all he has to do is to hold it up be
fore a sympathetic Lord and get it
healed. It does not take any long prayer, j
Just hold up the wound. Oh! it is no small
thing, when a man is norvous, and weak and
exhausted, coming from his evil ways, to j
feel that God puts two omnipotent arms
arms around about him and says: "Young
man, I will stand by you. The mountains
may depart aud the hills be removed, but I will
! never foil you." And then, as the soul thinks
j the news is too good to be true, and cannot
believe it, and looks up in God's face, God
lifts his right hand and takes an oath, an
affidavit, saying: "As I live, saith the Lord
God, I have no pleasure in the death of him
Blessed be God for such a gospel as this]
"Cut the slices thin," said the wife to tho
husband, "or there will not be enough to go
all around for the children; cut the slices
thin." Blessed be God there is a full loaf for
tvery one that wants it; bread enough and
to spare. Notbin slices at the Lord's table.
I remember when the Master Streit hospital
in Philadelphia was opened during tho war a
telegram came saying: There will be three
hundred wounded men to-night, bo ready to
take coro o? them;" and from my church there
wont in somb twenty or thirty men und women
to look after these poor wounded fellows. As
they came, some from one part of the land,
I some from another, no one asked whether
this man was from Oregon, or Massachu
setts, or from Minnesota, or from New York.
There wo? a wounded soldior, und the only
question was how to take off the rags most
gently, and put on the bandage, t.nd admin
ister ttoeroidiaL And when a soul, comes to
God, He does not ask where you, came from
or what your ancestry was.' Healing for all
your wounds. Eardon for all your guilt.
Comfort for all your troubles.
- ?Tben-also 1 counsel you, if you want to get
back,-to quit uli your bad associations. One
i unholy mtunacy will fUl your.soul with moral
distemper. In oil the ages of tho. church
there has not been an instance where a man
kept one evil" associate and was reformed.
Among the 1,400,000,000 of the race not one
instance! Go homo to-day, open your "desk,
take out letter paper, stomp and envelope,
and then write a letter something like this:
"My old companions: I start this day for
heaven. Until I am persuaded you will join
mo in this, farewell." ^
Then sign your name, and send -tho letter
with tho lirst post Give up your, bad com
panions, or giro up heaven. It & not ten
bad companions that destroy a man, nor, fire
bad companions, nor three bad companions,
but one. What chance,-. Is there for., that
young man I saw along the street, four or
five young men with him, halting in front of
a grog shop, urging him to go In, ho resist
ing, violently' resisting, until after a while
they forced him to go in ? It. was a summer
night, and the door was left open, and I saw
the process. They held him fast, and they
put tho cup to his lips, and they forced down
the strong drink. What chance is there for
such a young man?
I counsel you also, seek Christian advice.
Every Christian man Ls bound to help you.
If you find no other human ear .willing to
listen to your story of straggle, como to mo,
and I will, by every sy. ipntay of my heart,
and every prayer, an- cry toil of my hand,
stand beside you in the ....niggle for reforma
tion; and as I hopo to have my own sins for
given and hope to be acquitted at the judg
ment seat of Christ, I will not betray you.
First of all, seek God; then seek Christian
counsel. Gather up all tho energies of body,
mind and soul, und, appealing to God for
success, declare this day everlasting war
against all drinking habits, all gaming prac
tices, all houses of sin. Half-and-half work
will amount to nothing; it must be a Waterloo.
Shrink back now, and you are lost Push on,
end you are saved. A Spartan general fell
at tho very moment of victory, but he dipped
his finger In his own blood and wrote on a
rock near which he was dying: "Sparta has
conquered." Though our struggle to get
rid of sin may seem ?i be almost a death
struggle, you con dip your finger in your own
blood and write on the Rock of Ages: ''Vic
tory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Oh, what glorious news it would be for
some of these young men to send home to
their parents in the ' ntry these holidays
which are coming. ' go to the postoflico
every day or two to ?.%. whether there are
any letters from you. How anxious they are
to hear! You might send them for a holiday
present this season a book from one of our
best publishing houses, or a complete ward
robe from the importer's palace, it would not
please them half as much as the news you
might send homo to-morrow that you Lad
given your heart to C .. I know how it is
in the country. Tho ..ight comes on. The
cattle stand under the ruck through which
burst tho trusses of bay. The horses just
having frisked up from the meadow at the
nightfall, stand knee deep in the bright straw
that invite.-; them to lie down and rest The
perch of the hovel is full of fowl, their
feet warm under the feathers. In the old
farmhouse at night no candle is lighted,
for the flames clap their hands about the
great black log, and shake tho shadow of the
group up and down the wall. Father and
mother sit there for half an hour, saying
nothing. I wonder what they are thinking
of. After awhile the father breaks tho
silence and says: "Well, I wonder where our
boy is in town to-night?" and the mother an
swers: "In no bad place, I warrant you; we
always could trust him when he was home,
and since he has been away there have been
so many prayers offered for him, we can
trust him stilL" Then at 8 o'clock?for they
retire early in the country?they kneel down
and commend you to that God who watches
in country and in town, en the land and on
Some one said to a Grecian general: "What
was the proudest moment in your life?" He
thought a moment, and said: "The proudest
moment in my life was when I sent home
word to my parents that I had gained the
victory." And tho proudest and most bril
liant moment in your life will bo the moment
when you can send word to your parents that
you have conquered your evil habits, by the
grace of God, and become eternal victor.
Oh, despise not parental anxiety!
The time will come when you will have
neither father or mother, and you will go
around the place where they used to watch
you, and find them gone from the house, and
gono from the field, and gone from the
neighborhood. Cry as loud for forgiveness
as you may over the mound in the church
yard, they will not answer. Dead! dead!
And then you will take out the white lock of
hair that was cut from your mother's brow
just before they buried her, and you will
take tlio cane with which your father used
to walk, and you will think and think and
wish that you had done just as they wanted
you to, and would give the world if you had
never thrust a pang through their dear old
hearts. God pity the young man who lias
brought disgrace on his father's name!
God pity the young man who has broken his
mother's heart! Better if he had never been
born?better if iu tho first hour of his life, in
steud of being laid against the warm bosom !
of maternal tenderness, he had been coffined
and sepulchered. There is no balm powerful
enough to heal the heart of one who has
brought parents to a sorrowful grave, and
who wanders about through tho dismal cem
etery rending the hair and wringing the
hands and crying: "Mother! mother 1" Oh,
that to-day by all the momories of tho past
and by all the hopes of the future you would
yield your heart to God. May your father's
God and your mother's God be your God for
The brown beard and hair of Carl Schurz
is Itecoming plentifully sprinkled with gray,
but otherwise his appearance shows no sign
of the wear and tear of age.
On the 31st of May last tho approximate
number of sheep hi New Zealand was 15,
200,000, being mi increase of G?4.000 on the
Mrs. Mackay's dressmakers are understood
to be pledged not to duplicute her dresses for
any one else.
^ Lieut C. N. Clinch, by tho will of Mrs. A.
T. Stewart, becomes "the richest officer in
th ? army."
What "Uncle Sam" Has to Saj\
That Calisaya Tonic, is just what it
purports to be, A toxic, a medicinal
preparation of real merit, and not a
compound of impure and adulterated
distilled spirits artfully disguised as
Bitters, which poison the blood and
lead to the formation of ;in appetite for
strong drink, the following decision of
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
Office of Internal Revenue, [?
Washington, Jan. 25th, 1883.)
Messrs. Westmoreland Bros.. Green
ville, S. C?Gentlemen: Your formula
for making your "Calisaya Tonic," cer
tified to under oath on the 22nd instant,
has been examined.
My decision is that, for purposes of
taxation under the Internal Revenue
laws, this Tonic, so made, may be classed
as a proprietary medicinal tonic, sub
ject to stamp tax, and that sales there
of will be subject to the provisions of
Section 3243, U. S. Revised Statutes.
GREEN Bj RAUM, Commissioner.
Sold by all druggists at $100 per bot
Dr. J. G. Wannamaker wholesale
A sallow complexion is indicative of
worms. A few doses of Shriner's In
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THIS POWDER NEVER VARIES.
A A marvel of purity, strength and whole
someness. More economical than the ordin
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only in cans.
Royal Baking Powder Co.,
106 Wall st.. N. Y.
ALL PARTIES HOLDING
lands adjoining the lands of L. M.
Keltt Estate are hereby notified that I do
not accept the plat made by Surveyor Mel
ilchamp as a correct showing of my lines
and boundaries, as no authentic plats were
si?cu?ted for his guidance, and the result
riot in accordance with long recognized
landmarks. All sales of lands made by
Parties holding adjoining lands must be
subject to the re-survey, which I will order
ana have executed at mv earliest conveni
ence. ANNA KEITT.
MONEY TO LOAN.
ON IMPROVED COTTON FARMS.
In sums of from 8500 to ?5,'ooo each.
Repayments may be made to extend over
a period of ten years if desired.
For further information apply to
JOHN B PALMER & SON,
Columbia, S. C.
or MORTIMER GLOVER,
Dec. 2-lmo._Orangeburg, S. C.
The State of South Carolina,
by bent. p. klar esq., probate judge.
WHEREAS, R. V. Dannerly has made
suit to me, to grant him Letters of
Administration of the Estate and effects
of Elizabeth Minniken: THESE ARE
THEREFORE to cite and admonish
all aud singular the kindred and
Creditors of the said Elizabeth Minniken,
deceased, that they be and appear, before
me, in the Court of Probate, to be held at
Orangeburg Court House on the 16th day of
December, next, after publication here
of, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to shew
cause, if any they have, why the said Ad
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 26th day of
November, Anno Domini, 1886.
Benj. P. Izlar,
Dec 2- Probate Judge O. C.
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"Mr. Henry Cheves, the writer of the
above formely of Crawford county, now of
Macon, Georgia, merits the confidence of
all interested in catarrh. W. A. HUFF,
Ex-Mayor of Macon.
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MACON MEDICLNE COMPANY,
Kx-Gov. A. H. Stephens' Cousin.
I am fir3t eousin of the late Ex-Governor
Alexander H. Stephens, and have been
postal clerk on different railroads since
1868. For ten years I have been a sufferer
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All who have seen mc since 1 have com
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The above is copied from the Athens,
(Ga.) Banner-Watchman, being the volun
teer language of Mr. James A. Greer,
which Editor Gantt indorses:
"Mr. Greer is an honest, upright citizen
of Athens, who had a bad cancer, and his
numerous friends thought that lie could
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stitution, but now looks well and hearty.
2 AgainRt 18.
Several phvslcians have pronounced my
disease blood poison, caused by paint or
lead in the paint, but they could not cure
me. Last summer I used eighteen bottles
of a largely advertised blood medicine,
which did me no more good than so much
1 have used only two bottles of B. B. B.
and am proud to say that I have received
greater benefit froni them thtvn from tte
eighteen, and am now rapidly recovering.
There is no question about the superiority
of B. B. B. over all blood remedies.
215 Reynolds Street. W. H. Woody.
Augusta, Ga., April 21st, 1886.
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