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VOL. III. MANNING, CIARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1868. NO, 22.
JOSEPH F. RHAME,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MANNING, S. C.
JOHN S. WILSON,
Attorney and Coun elur at Law,
MANNING. S. C.
MANNING. S. C.
ATTORNEY AT LA W1,
MANNING. S. C.
1Notary Public with seal.
W M. H. INGRAM.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office at Court House,
MANNING, S. C.
m. CL'hTON LUCHAT,
PBACTIC3s IN CoURTS oF
CHARLESTON and CLARENDOt.
Address Communications in care of Man
JO6. H. MONTGOMERY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Main Street. SUMTER, S. C.
iCollections a specialty.
W. F. B. HAYSWoRTH, Sumter S. C.
B. S. DI-xnss, Manning, S. C.
AYNSWORTH & DINKINS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,'
MANNING, S. C.
R. G. ALLEN HUGGINS,
- OFFICEs -
MANNING AND -KINGSTREE.
. -FIcE Dars
Kingstree, from 1st to 12th of each month.
Manning, from 12th to 1st of each month.
9A. M.tol P.M. and2to4P.M.
J J. BRAGDON,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
FORESTON, S. C.
Offers for sale on Main Street, in business
portion of the town, TWO STORES, with
suitable lots; on Manning and R. R. streets
TWO COTTAGE RESIDENCES, 4 and 6
rooms;and a.number of VACANT LOTS
suitab'te foi residences, and in different lo
calities. Terms Reasonable.
Louis Cohen & Co.
224 King Street.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
hIporters, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Dry and Fancy Goods.
M-Samples and prices cheerfully sent
on application. Orders entrusted to
me will receive my prompt personal at
tention. Will be pleased to see my
friends from Clarendon County.
ISAAC M. LORTEA,
With Louis Cohen & Co.,
C2RARL STO, S. C
MAX G. Bryant, JAs. M. Lszwzs,
South Carolina. New York.
Grand Central Hotel.
BRYANT & TELAND, PsoPEmETo5s.
Columbia, South Carolina.
The grand Central is the largest and best
)e t hotel in Columbia, located in the El
$heOree C pOF TH CIT
and its ME.NU is not excelled by any in the
Jiatics of Appuication for Charter.
TOTICF,ISHER BY GIVEN THAT AN
cappiotianl ~i 4made to the Gen~eral
~'Ahtt etate 'uth Carolia, for a
e rioa ~Ri $~, to be known as the
and Sunmmerton Enil Road, leading
frm point at. or near Wilson's Mill on
Aba .tralB4J~ of South Carolina,
inC ~tonl , in skid State, to
or near?- to SieItnin said County,
and thence, ed expedient, to a
moioryte ese n Augusta
Es 'Road, St 'V iear Antioch, in said
CORONER'S NOTICE. -
N OTICE IS HEREBY GiVEN THAT I
have made arrangemients with Mr. W.
K. Bell, of Manning, to prompltly forward
me any telegrams or other ollicial conmni
eations. By this mjeans I shiall be able, in
a few hours, to attend any inque st.
o,fpeF Clayendon County.
F. VON SANTEN & SON,
FANCT GOODS, TOYS,
CR A DL ES.
Costing from $4.50 to $40 each.
$63 King Street,
1OHARLlSTON, S. C.
Mo68ban, Brown & Evans,
Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, and
Nos. 224, 226 and 228 Meeting St.
Cha rle s ton, S.. C.
Win. Burmnester & Cc.
HAY AND GRAIN,
Red Rust Proof Oats, a Spe
Opposite Eerr's Wharf,
* OHIARLESTON S. C.
TALMAGE ON SELF-DESTRUCTION
A VERY STRIKING SERMON IN THE
Suicide in Olden 1 ime Was Considered
Honorable and a Sign of Courage--Mod
ern Apologies for This.Crhine--Genuine
Science and Revelation In Accord.
At the Tabernacle last Sunday morn
ing, the Rev. T. De Witt Talmage,
D.D., took for his text, Acts xvi. 28 and
29. "He drew out his sword, and
would have killed himself, supposing
that the prisoners had fled. But Paul
cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thy
self no harm." The sermon was as fol
Here is a would be suicide arrested in
his deadly attempt. He was a sheriff,
and according to the Rem an law, a
bailiff himself must suffer the punish
ment due an escaped prisoner; and if
the prisoner breaking jail was sentenced
to be endungeoned for three or four years,
then the sheriff must be endungeoned
for three or four years; and if the pris
oner breaking jail was to have suffered
capital punishment, then the sheriff
must suffer capital punishment. The
sheriff had received especial charge to
keep a sharp lookout for Paul and Silas.
The government had not confidence in
bolts and bars to keep safe these two I
clergymen, about whom there seemed
to be something strange and super- 1
Sure enough, by miraculous power, F
they are free, and the sheriff, waking
out of a sound sleep, and supposing t
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 I
the executioner's ax on the morrow and
suffer public disgrace, resolves to pre- I
cipitate his own decease. But before c
the sharp, keen, glittering dagger of the
sheriff could strike his heart, one of the a
unloosened prisoners arrests the blade c
by the command: "Dothyself no harm." t
In olden time, and where Christianity r
had not interfered with it, suicide was i
considered honorable and a sign of 1
courage. Demosthenes poisoned him- a
self when told that Alexander's ambas
sador had demanded the surrender of I
the Athenian orators. Isocrates killed e
himself rather than surrender to Philip s
of Macedon. Cato, rather than submit r
to Julius Caesar, took his own life, and v
after three times his Wounds had been a
dressed tore them open and perished. a
Mithridates killed himself rather than c
submit to Pompey, the conqueror. v
Hannibal destroyed his life by poison I
from his ring, considering life unbear- c
able. Lycurgus a suicide, Brutus a
suicide. After the disaster of Moscow, i
Napoleon always carried with him a a
preparation of opium, and one night his o
servant heard the ex-Emperor arise, put
something in a grass and drink it, and t
soon after the groans aroused all the c
attendants, and it was only through the a
utmost medical skill he was resuscitated s
from the stupor of the opiate. (
Times have changed, and yet the r
American conscience needs to be toned t
up on the subject of suicide. Have you a
seen a paper in the last month that did i:
not announce the passage out of life by
one's own behest? Defaulters, alarmed f
at the idea of exposure, quit life pre- I
cipitately. Men losing large fortunes a
go out of the world because they cannot 1
endure earthly existence. Frustrated 1
affection, domestic infelicity, dyspeptic t
impatience, anger, remorse, envy, jeal- e
usy, destitution, misanthropy, are con- 1
idered sufficient causes for absconding ]
from this life by Paris green, by lauda- r
inum, by belladonna, by Othello's dsg- t
ger, by halter, by leap from the abut- e
nent of a bridge, by firearms. More r
ases of felo~de se. in the last two years s
han any two years of the world's exist- t
mee, and more in the last month than o
n any twelve months. The evil is more s
and more spreading. c
A pulpit not long ago expressed some i
oubt as -to whether there was xeally E
mzythinig'wrong about quitting this life c
when it became disagreeable, and there
re found in respectable circles peoplee
pologetic for the crime which Paul in t
he text arrested. I-shall show you be- I
ore I get through that suicide is thee
worst of all crimes, and I shall lift at
warning unmistakable. But in the early 1
art of this sermon I wish to admit that I
ome of the best Christians that have 1
ver lived have committed self-destruc
ioni, but always in dementia, and not
responsible. I have -no more doubt i
aout their eternal felicity than I haveC
f the Christian who dies in his bed in t
the delirium of typhoid fever. While i
the shock of the catastrop~he is ver-y
gre-at, I charge all these who have had r
Cbristian friends uuder cerebal aberra
tion step off'the boundaries of this life,
to have no doubt about their happiness. a
The dear Lord took them right out cf
their dazed and frenzied stato into per
fect safety. Hfow Christ feels toward I
the insane you may know from the kind1
way he treated the demoniac of Gadarat
anfl the child lunatic, and the pctency ti
with which he hushed temnests either of']
sea or brain.
Scotland, the land prol;ic of intellec- 1
'nal giants, had none grarnder than Hugh
Mile'r. Great for sWiene and great for -
Gcd. Ho came of the best Highland I
blood, and was a descendant of D~onald I
Roy, a man eminent for piety and the I
rare gift of second sight. His attain
ments, climbing up as he did from the I
quarry and the wall of the stonemason,
drew forth the astonishe d admiration of
Bukand and Murchisona, the scientists,
and Dr. Chalmers, the theologian, and I
held universities spellbound while he I
told them the story of what hie hadL seen
of GI'd in the old red sadstone.
Tihat man did more than any being Ii
that ever lived to show that the Glod of
the hills the God of the Bible, and he
struck his tuning fork on the rocks of
Cromarty until he brought geology and
theology accordant in divine worship.
His two books, entitled "Footprints of
the Creator" and the 'Testimony of the
Rocks" proclaimed the bans of an ever
lasting marriage between genuine science1
and revelation. On this latter book he
toiled day and night through love of
nature and love of God, until he could
not sleep, and his brain gave away, and
he was found dead with a revolver by
his side, the cruel instrument having
had two bullets-one for him and the
other for the gulnsmith who at the
fell dead. Have you any doubt of the
beatification of Hugh Miller. after his
hot brain had ceased throbbing that
winter night in his study at Portobello?
Among the mightiest of earth, among
the mightiest of Heaven. -
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 Bathslan. Here is the man
who chased little David-ten feet in
stature chasing four. Here is the man
who consulted a clairvoyant, Witch of
Ender. 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.
soward, the snioide.: Kere isAfiithopel,
the Machiavelli of dlden tiaer, betray
ing his best friend David in order that
'o may become prime minister of Absa
om, and joining that fellow in his at
empt at parricide. Not getting what he
wanted by change of politics, he takes a
hort cut of a disgraced life into the
suicide's eternity. There he is, the
Here is Abimelech, practically a sui
:ide. He is with an army, bombarding
tower, when a woman in the tower I
akes a grindstone from its place and f
Irops it upon his head, and with what I
ife he has left in .his qre k~d .skull he 3
ommands his armor- rer' "Draw thy i
word and slay me, lest men say a wo
nan slew me." There is his post mor- t
em photograph in the book of Samuel. C
3ant the hero of tis group is Judas Is 1
ariot. Dr.'Jonne-says he was a martyr, I
nd we have in our day apologists for C
im. And list wq der, ink this day
rhen we have a bok reivealin'g Aaron <
3urr as a pattein of-virtue, and in this 1
lay when we uncover a statue to George t
and as the benefactres of literature, 1
and in this day when theta are betrayals t
"f Christ on the part of some of his pre- '
ended apostles-a betrayal so black it r
sakes tite infagy of .udas Iscariot a
rhitel Yet this man by his own hand a
aung up for thejexecration of all the
ges, Judas Iscarot
All the good men and women of the t
lible left to God the decision of their t
arthlyteriinus, and they could have f
aid with Job, !wh6,had a right to com- 1
sit suicide if any man ever had-what I
rith his destroyed property, and his body .t
11 adlame with insuffrable carbuncles, I
nd everything gorie frcm his home ex-. t
ept the chief course of it, s pestif -rous I
ife, and four garrulous people pelting r
im with comfortless talk while he sits a
n a heap of ashes scratching his scabs t
rth a piece of broken pottery, yet cry- i
ig out in triumph: "All the days of my a
ppointed time will I wait till my charge t
ome." -- c
Notwithstanding the Bible is against c
his evil, and- the aversion which it -
reates by the loathsome and ghastly (
pectacle of those who have hurled them- (
elves out of life, and notwithstanding t
lhristianity is against it, and the argu
ents and the useful lives and the illus
rious deaths of its disciples, it is a fact
larmingly patent that suicide is on the a
What is the cause? I charge upon in
delity and agnosticism this whole tl4ing. c
f there be no hereafter, or if that here- s
fter, be blissfil without reference to 1
ow we live and how we die, why not a
ove.back the folding doors between I
his world and the next? And when our d
xistence here becomes 1froubleso~me, Is
thy not passit' over into Elfsiuf6? it
'cit this down amoung your most solemn)
elections, and consider it after you go a
o your homes: there has never beenat
.ot either #eienecand.,thezefore irre+ i
ponsible, or an infidel. I challenge all
lie ages, and I challenge the whole uni- e
erse. There never has been a case of c
elf destruction while in full appreciation a
f his immortality; and-of the fact that
egaliyul eorius or wretch
d. ho~~ ~sb eegptedJesus Christ
You say it is trouble, or you say it is!
bat, or itis jhe ther~ thinig. Whjilt5
:0 clear back, my friend, and acknowl
dge that in every case it is the abdiea
ion of reiton or the teaching of intidel-t
by which practically says: "if you don't I
ige this lite get out of it, and you willd
mnd either iu annihilation, where there t
ro no notes t~o pay, zto persecutions to I
ufl'er, no gout to torment, or you will la
mnd where there will be everything glori- ']
'us and nothing to pay for it." Infideli
y alway has been apologetic for selfs
mmoiationa. After Tonm Paine's "Age I
,f Rteason'? was published and widely s
cad thee Was aimnarked increase of sei,
laughter. - - - ? - j
A man in London heard Mr. Owend
iver his infid- lecture en socialism, and a
out home, sat down and wrote thes
orQ.: "Jesus Christ is one of the weak- i
st characters in history, and the Bible
s the greatest possible deception," and
hen shot himself. David Humse wrote e
hese word's: "It would be no crime fort
no to aivert the Nile or the D)anube
com its natural bed.' Where, then,~ cane
>e the erin.e in may diverting a few drops
>f blood from their ordinary channel f' s
mtnd having wrntten the essay he loaned (
t to a friend, the friend read it, 'arote a
etter of thanks and admiration and shot
dmself. Appendix to the same book. i
Rousseau, Voltaire, Gibbon, Mon- a
aigne, under certain circumstance-, werei
spologeticlor self immolation. Infidelity 4
>uts up no bar to people's rushing out t
rm this world into the next. They
each us it does not make any difference
ow you live here or go ont of this world,1'
rcrn Wih land either in an oblivious no- r
:here or a glorious somewhere. Andt
nidoiyro theupptetlenlr end of the rope
ortesuicide, and aims the pistol with a
hich a man blows his brains out, and
nines the strychnine fer the last swallow. t
f infidelity could carry the day and per
uade the majority of people in this
~ountry that it does not make any di!
erence how you go out of the world
ou will land safely, the Hudson and
he East rivers would be so full of corpsest
~he ferryboats would be impeded in their
~rogress, and the crack of ,s snicide's
itol would be no more alarming thani
he rumble of a street car.
Would God that the coroners would be
brave in rendering the right verdict, and
when in a case of irresponsibility they
say: "While this man was demented he
"Having read infidel books and attended
infidel lectures, which obliterated from
this man's mind all appreciation of any
ting like future retribution, he commit
ted self slaughter!"
Ah! Infidelity, stand up and take thy
sentence! In the presence of God and
angels and men, stand up, thou monster,
thy lip blasted with blasphemy, thy
cheek scarred with lust, thy breath foul
with the corruption of the ages! Stand
up, Satyr, filthy goat, buzzard of the na
tions, leper of the centuries! 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 hast
washed, thy feet crimson with the ha
man gore through which thou hast
waded, stand up and take thy sentence!
Down with thee to the pit and sup on
the sobs and groans of families thou hast
blasted, roll on the bed of -knives which
thou hast shapened for others, and let
thy musc ie-the everlasting miserere of
those whom thou hast damned! I brand
the forehead of infidelity with all the
crimes of self immolation for the last
century on the part of those who had
My friends, if ever your life, through
ts abrasions and its molestations, should
seem to be unbearable, and you are
enpted to quit it by your own behest,
lo not consider yourself as worse than
)ther. Christ himself was tempted to cast
aimself from the roof of the temple; but
is he resisted, so rest ye. Christ came to
nedicine all our wounds. In your trouble
prescribe life instead of death. People
vho have had it worse than you will
pver have it have gone songful on
he way. Remember that God keeps the
hronology of your life with as much
>recision as he keeps the chronology of
iations, your death as well as your
And remember that this brief life of
pure is surrounded by a rim, a very thin
;ut very important rim, and close up to
hat rim is a great eternity, and you had
ptter keep out of it until God breaks
hat rim and.. separates .this from that.
Co get rid of the sorrows of earth, do not
ush into greater sorrows. To get rid of
swarm of summer insects, leap not into
Sjungle of Bengal tigers.
There is a sorrwless world, and it is
o radiont that the noonday sun is only
he lowest doorstep and the aurora
hat lights up our northern heavens, con
ounding astronomers as to what it can
e, is the waving of the banners of the
procession come to take the conquerors
tome from church militant to church
riumphsut, and you and I have ten
housandreasonafor. wanting to go there,
mut we will never get there by self im- I
Holation or impenitency. All our sins
lain by the Christ who came to do that
hing, we want to go in at Just the time
livinely arranged, and from a couch
ivinely spread, and then the clang of
he sepulchral gates behind us will be
overpowered by the clang of the opening
f .the solid pearl before us. 0 God, I
rhatever others may choose, give me a
)hristian's life, a Christian's death, a
hristian's burial, a Christian's immor
THE SUN DANCE.
L FestIva1 Celebrated with Self.Torture by C
the Crows. a
The Crows have a sun d'uce of their t
w, writes a Cincinatti Enquirer corre
pondent. The dance originates in a
pint of revene, and through it they r
eek to secure the assistance of the t
upreme Being in carrying out their
lans for vengeance and in prosecuting
Swars and horse stealing expedi
Besides the strings by which the
lancer is fastened through the sinews of
he ehest and back to a long pole, the
>rave endeavers to produce good luck by I
itlstJigfled with knives in many
'arts of the body. Some of the young
aen fasten buffalo heads to the muscles
,f the back and dance themselves free 1
ud through and about camp.
'Tfieir legenids say that God made them
irstoft'iil huisan beings, the other I
~Idrianianext; and therwhite man at the
sat as rptflnishinent'for some offenses.
Hoy much bodily pai one of these.
u 180, er thi post It wasntef1
if that year, when Hon. Carl Schurz (the '
hen secretery of the Interior) visited
he captured Sioux and Cheyennes near
'ort Keogh. The honorable gentlemin
tesired to observe the natives at 'one of 1
heir dances and feasts, and General
Sles oiacommatiding officer, conducted
i to the neighboring encampment.
'he writer accompanied the party, whichC
rent on horseback. As we neared the
pot we beheld several hundred of
ndians squatted down on the grass,
inging, shouting and drnmming They
,ereidt dancing just then, but were en
oying a~star perfoonnance by a solitary
rarrior. -a Crow Indian-somethir g of I
n excruciatingly humorous character- ~
,highly seasoned and palatable side dish
a the feast, so to speak.
The stalwart Crow stood in the center
f the. c~rcie, entirely naked with the ex
eption of the proverbial breech cloth;
he blood was streaming from a hundred
rshes which he was self-inflicting upon
:hst, shoulders, abdomen, arms and legs
rith sharp-edged knives, handed to lum
lternately by some of the Sioux and
The sight was too much for the some
rhat sensasive organization of the fastid
ens Secretary, and, giving his horse the
purs, he soon escaped from the disgust-3
ng spectacle. The attending Indians
njoyed the performance hugely, for
hey were chatting away and laughing
~ayly while the horrible anil certainly
ery painful mutilation was going on.
Lhe interpreter informed me that it was
m atonement ceremony on the part of
be Crow, who had in the preceding
vnter killed a Sioux. From the samei
ource I learned afterward that the very
eights of the festivity was reached by 1
he audience when the performer finally
ermitted his body to be washed with
inegar, after which he iled in dis
The fist man at the poles on election1
The poisonous nature of tilth should
iever be lost sight of.
A man jumped into the Ohio River re
ently and left behind him this note: "Cuss
be rich, durn the poor, and may I bring
p in a warm anid comfortable place!" A
man must have a firm and abiding faith
when he believes that he can find a nice
mal lire at the bottom of a river.
JUDGE THURMAN'S ACCEPTANCE
Of the Democratic Nomination for the
Vice Presldoncy-A Concise Statement
of the Tart Issue.
The following is Judge Thurman's letter
of acceptance as given to the press. The
first draft of the letter was in the Judge's
handwriting, and the typewriter copies
showed only a few changes in the punc
tuation from the original:
Hon. Patrick A. Collins and others,
committee. Gentlemen: In obedience to
custom I send you this formal accept
ance of my nomination of the office of
Vice President of the United States,
made by the National Convention of the
Democratic party at St. Louis.
When you did me the honor to call
upon me at Columbus and officially no
tify me of my nomination, I expressed to
you my sense of obligation to the conven
tion, and stated that although I had not
sought the nomination, I did not feel at
liberty under the circumstances' to de
cline it. I thought then, as I still think,
that whatever I could properly do to
promote the re-election of President
Cleveland I ought to do. His administra
tion has been marked by such integrity,
good sense, manly courage and exalted
patriotism that a just appreciation of
these high qualities seems to call for his
I am also strongly impressed with the
belief that his re-election would power
Eully tend to strengthen that feeling of
raternity among the American people
that is so essential to their welfare, peace
nd happiness, and to the perpetuity of
he Union and its institutions.
I approve the platform of the St. Louis
onvention, and I cannot too strongly
mprees my dissent from the heretical
Teachings of monopolists, that welfare
>f people can be promoted by a system
>f exorbitant taxation far in excess of
he wants of the government. The idea
hat the people can be enriched by heavy
nd unnecessary taxation, that a man's
ondition can be improved by taxing
iim on all he wears, on all his wife and
hildren wear, on all his tools and imple
nents of industry is an obvious absurd
To fill the vaults of the treasury with
in idle surplus, for which the government
ins no legitimate use, and to thereby
leprive the people of our currency need
d for their business and daily wants,
bnd to create a powerful and dangerous
timulus to extravagance and corruption
n the expenditures of the government,
eems to me to be a policy at variance
ith every sound principle of govern
nent and political economy.
The necessity of reducing taxation to
>revent such accumulation of surplus
evenue and consequent depletion of the
irclating medium is so apparent that
to party (tares to deny it; but when we
me to consider the modes by which a
eduction may be made, we find a wide
ntagonism between our party and the
monopolistic leaders of our political op
onente. We seek to reduce taxes upon
he necessaries of life; our opponents
eek to increase them. We say give to
he masses of the people cheap and good
lothing, cheap olankets, cheap tools
ad cheap lumber. The Republicans, by
heir platform and their leaders in the
senate, by their proposed bill, say in
rease taxes on clothing and blankets
ad thereby increase their cost, main
ain high duty on the tools of the farmer
nd mechanic, and on the lumber which
hey need for the construction of their
modest dwellings, shops and barns, and
hereby prevent their obtaining these
ecessares at reasonable prices.
Can any sensible man doubt as to
rhere he should stand in this contro
-ersy? Can any well informed man be
eceived by the false pretense that a
ytem so unreasonable and unjust is for
he benefit of the laboring men? Much
ssaid about competition of American
tborers with the pauper labor of Europe,
>t does not every man who looks around
m, see and know that the immense
cajority of laborers in America are not
ngaged in what are called protected in
tustries? And as to those who are em
loyed in such industries, is it not un
teniable that the duties proposed by the
)emocratic measure, called the Mills bill,
ar exceed the difference between Ameri
an and European wages, and that there
ore if it were admitted that our work
rgmen -can be protected by tariffs
gainst cheaper labor, they would be
ally protected and more than protected
>y that bill? Does not every well in
ormed man know that the increase in
he price of home manufactures, pro
Luced by high tariff, does not go into
he pockets of the laboring men, but
inly tends to swell the profits of others?
it seems to me that, if the policy of
he Democratic party is plainly present
, all must understand that we seek to
aake the cost of living less, and at the
sie time increase the share of the labor
rg man in the benefits of national pros
merity and growth. If am, very respect
ally, your obedient servant,
ALLEN G. THURtN.
Is Marriage a Failure?
The discussion "Is Marriage a Fail
trey' has called out the following pre
ription: I will try to give matrimo
ially inclined young men a prescription
hich they need not get compounded in
he drug store round the corner, but
hey can do it themselves. It is a sure
ntidote to failure in marriage. Take a
Lealthy, truthful, good, common sense
irl, not too tender, not too tough, not
o good looking, nor too extremely ugly.
ut hrin apot in the shape of a nice,
leasant home. Be sure to use only pots
:nown as housekeeping. Avoid carelully
I imitations known as boarding. Fill
oar pot with the pure water of true,
nanly love. Salt it occasionally with de
otion. Pepper it when you have just
u~s, with strict "no funny busines- in
nine," in a quiet, dignified way. But
>e careful, only using the coarse but
ealth black pepper known as "no secrets
etwen husband and wife," and avoid
he sharp Spanish cayenne pepper known
s "jealousy." Lut the pot near the gate
ire of your own "humble home." Be
ure and watch the boiling carefully by
ersonal presence. After you have boiled
is dish for a lifetime never let it cool
ff the mutual affection and interest in
ah other. Serve the dish always warm
vith home instinets on the family table,
nd you will be successful in cooking
rour own happy marriage.-Troy Times.
MIore than fifty thousandl pian.:s were
nade in America last year. Few were
mported, because the home-made article
a fte best
YOUNG LADIES' SMALL TALK.
Conversation Overheard on a Hotel
"What on earth did you do with my
"It wasn't me. I had Lillie's. Don't
pull the floss like that!"
"Can I help it? Do move your chair
a little so I can get my feet up."
"Jen's shoes are just like yours!"
"Jen's shoes never saw the day they'd
look like mine; nor Jen's feet, neither.'
'"Just see how my hands are tanned.
The sun was blazing on the water."
"You had gloves on."
"You had, too. I saw them."
"No such thing-not yesterday."
"Well, I've got eyes, I hope. When
we stood on the pier there, before you
got into the boat you had on those long
"That was Thursday."
"It was yesterday ! Maud, didn't Lil
have gloves on yesterday?"
"I guess you're thinking of me. I
wore old dark ones."
"I'm positive Lil had gloves on when
we stood on the pier, anyway." '
"No, that's a mistake. I didn't really.
My brown gloves were in my gray coat
pocket. Honor bright!"
"Oh, I suppose I've got to believe
you. I must have been hallucinated
then, for I certainly saw those gloves."
"No; you saw mine; your brain's all
right so far, Nell. You mistook the
hands, that was all."
"There goes the Maggie. Who took
her out this morning?"
"That isn't the Maggie."
"Will Manning took her out."
"Of course it's the Maggie. I should
think I ought to know the Maggie."
"You ought to, but you don't. That's
"Oh, listen-the Mystery! It's the
"It's the Mystery."
'It's the Maggie and Will Manning.
He's got those Reilly girls on board. I
hope he'll steer them back to their na
"Will Manning couldn't sail the
Maggie. He couldn't sail a tub."
"He'd be a mighty clever seaman if
he could, Miss Lil."
"I know I'd be awfully scared to go
out with him."
"So would I."
"I wouldn't dare to go out with Will
Manning. Would you, Laura?"
"Well, that's too bad. He wants as
all to go. He told me to ask my party,
and he'd run us down to Cliff House for
"Oh, my, he didn't. Did he really?"
"Yes, he did, and it's the jolliest place
for lunch-lots of Yale boys. But, of
course, if you are all afraid-"
"There isn't any danger in the
"The idea of being afraid! I never
said I was."
"Well, he's putting in now."
"Goody ! sure's you live."
"Let's go down to the pier.
Rustle, scamper, general stampede and
Proverbs from the Talmud.
The cat and the rat make peace over
Hospitality is an expression of divine
Rabbi Jochanan said: "He who gives
Commit a sin twice and it will not
seem to thee a sin.
If thou tellest thy secret to three per.
sons ten know it.
Do not to others what you would not
have others do to you.
Rabbi.Eliazr said: "Charity is moi-e
Many a colt's skin is fastened to the
saddle its mother bears.
He who increaseth his flesh but multi
plieth food for the worms.
A simple light answers as well for a
hundred men as for one.
The camel desired horns, and his ears
were taken from him.
Two pieces of coin in one bag make
more noise than a hundred.
The doctor who prescribes gratuitously
gives a worthless prescription.
The rose grows among the thorns.
Latin, Cepe uope sub sepe crescit.)
The place honors not the man; 'tis
te man who gives honor to the place.
Thy friend has a friend, and thy
friend's friend has a friend; be discreet.
The thief who finds no opportunity to
steal considers himself an honest man.
Man sees the mote in his neighbor's
ye, but knows not the beam in his own.
Rabbi Jose said: "I never call my wife
'wife,' but ,home,' for she makes my
A Sad Story from Lexington.
RIoHTwnrJr, Lexington Co., Oct. 14.
t is with sadness that we chronicle the
eath of Miss Carrie Miller, a very esti
able young lady. About a year ago
he drank some concentrated lye through
istake, thinking it was wine. It seems
er mother had a jug of wine and one of
ye in the same pantry. She poured out
glass of wine (as she thought) and tasted
it, but it proved to be the lye instead.
s soon as she had swallowed it she ex
laimed: "Oh, mother, I have drank the
ye instead of wine, and now it will kill
e!" With these words she fell fainting
o the floor. Everything that human
ands could do was done for her. At
imes she would appear to be all right,
hen would relapse again. For the last
four months nothing has entered her
tomach in the natural way, as the canal
hat carries the food was completely
losed up. Her funeral was preached
y the Rev. Marks at Mount Pilgrim
hurch, October 10th, 1888.-Special to
Last Saturday, in the Toby Creek neigh
>orhood, Clarence Crawford. colored, was
accidentally shot and seriously wounded
y Mr. Andrew Owens. Mr. Owens was
andling a pistol, aud it was accidentally
ischarged, the ball going through Craw
ford's body. The wound produced is a
ainful and serious onc, but is not consid
red fatal.-Marion Index.
Telegraph operators get a great deal of
sond advice thrnogh their instruments.!
EVOLUTION IN THE CHURCH.
A Concise Statement of the Action of
Synod on a Troublesome Question.
(From the Greenville News, October 17.)
The Rev. J. lM. Rose, pastor of the
Washington Street Presbeterian church,
of this city, who was the defeated can
didate of the anti-Woodrow party of the
South Carolina Synod, returned here
yesterday from attending the meeting of
Synod at Greenwood. While a stout
upholder of his side of the controversy,
Mr. Rose is not partisan and takes a
thoroughly good-humored view of the
He says the majority of the Woodrow
men steadily increased from 12, which it
was on the first test vote in the electiot
of Moderator, to 25 which it had reached
yesterday afternoon on the departure of
the up train, the increase being catised
chiefly by new arrivals.
During night before last and yesterday
morning there was earnest debate on a
resolution disapproving the action of the
faculty of the Theological Seminary in
forbidding its students to attend Dr.
Woodrow's lectures at the State Univer
sity. The resolution was supported by
Doctors Flinn, Adger and Crosby and .
J. Holmes and opposed by Ductois
Girardeau, Mack, Blackburn and Thomp
son and D. S. Henderson, of Aiken, rep
resenting the trustees. The speeches
were earnest and powerful. The resolu
tion of disapproval was adopted by a
decisive majority-scoring another point
for Dr. Woodrow.
The Synod, after another earnest de
bate, refused to accept the new professors
elected, postponing that matter a year.
Yesterday afternoon -the Synod was
considering a paper offered by br. Crosby
instructing the stated clerk to inform the
Synods of Georgia, Alabama and Florida
that the Synod of South Carolina will
resist by all lawful means any effort to
remove the Theological Seminary or any
part of it from Columbia.
It is the judgment of many Presbyte
rians that the action of the South Carolina
Synod will cause a movement by the
Georgia, Alabama and Florida Synods
to dissolve the copartnership by which
the Seminary is maintained and with
draw their support from it.
(From the Columbia Daily Record, Oct. ir.)
The session of the South Carolina Synod
of the Presbyterian Church concluded at
Greenwoood Tuesday night. The next
session of the Synod will be held at Spar
tanburg on the Friday before the fourth
Sunday in October. The Columbia dele
gates returned yesterday evening.
The outcome of the session was a com
plete victory for the "Woodrow men," the
intis being defeated in every instance by a
majority of from 20 to (t. The leaders
admit that Greenwood was their Waterloo.
A prominent leader of the antis said yes
terday: "Yes, we were whipped. I sup
pose turn about is fair play."
In regard to the resolution passed by
Charleston Presbytery forbidding public
contending against the decision of the Gen
eral Assembly in'Dr. Woodrow's case, the
framers and advocates thereof said that the
others had mistaken their meaning. It is
understood, however, that Dr. Woods re
fused to accept their construction of the
meaning of the resolution, given at Green
wood, and denounced their motive severe
ly, charging them with having persecution
at the bottom of it.
Two of the members of the Bodas of
Directors of the Columbia Theological
Seminary are now "out and out" Wood
At first it was believed that Charleston
Presbytery would appeal to the General
Assembly to reverse the decision of the
Synod annulling its resolution passed at
Aiken. Accordingly the Synod appointed
Dr. Woods and the Rev. 'T. S. Whaling
to defend their action. But Charleston
Presbytery decided not to appeal' or com
plain, but to let the question go before the
General Assembly in the records of the
Synod. This, by the law of the church,
precludes the Synod having representatives
to defend the records. The antis have
here an advantage, and have appointed the
Rev. Drs. J. L. Girardeau and J. B. Mack
to defend them before the General Assdm
Serious atabbing Affray.
A serious difficulty occurred at Dillion
Station last Thusday night between
Wilson Conner and R. B. Webster, of
this conuty, both white.
The men were sitting in a ,bnggy to
gether when a dispute aros& Conner, it
is said, struck at Webster with a knife
and the latter sprang from the buggy
dragging Conner with him. In the fight
on the ground both men used their
knives freely. Conner's right leg was
broken, and he was severely cut in
several places. Webster was cut mneeveral
laces also, but his wounds are not as seri
ous those of Conner. Dr. Weatherly
dersed the latter's wounds, and he is now
doing well. Webster is a constable for a
Trial Justice. Too much whiskey caused
the difficulty. The doctor says the break
ing of Conner's leg bone by the knife is
the first instance of the kind in his expert
Shades in Vogue.
Here are some of the shades adopted
by a syndicate of Paris mnufacturers
for the goods they will make for the
Emeraude-A deep, rich emerald
Scarabee-A dark, yellowish green.
Cuoroncou-A shade lighter than
Peupliere-A shade lighter still.
Nil-A light watery green.
Coquelicot-A rich blood red.
Boulanger-A brighter shade of re 1.
Bouton d'Or-A golden yellow.
Volcan-A reddish terra-cotta.
Alezan-A dark reddish brown.
Pactole-A light golden brown,
Oxide--A dark slate.
Lionceau-A dark fawn.
Heron-A grayish drab.
Luciole-A gendarme blue.
Notwithstanding the large business done
t the post office, there are only four letters
Young Doctor-They don't bleed people
now-aday's as they did twenty years ago,
(10 they. Professor? P'rofessor-Not with
A correspondent asks, "Would you or
ny of your many readers inform a con
stant reader how to learn to play a flute?"
Not if we know ourselves.
In oneO of the cantons of Switzerlind all
the school children are prov~ided with slip
pers at the public expens-r, in order that
their damp boots may be taken oif and
rierd by the tire during school hours.