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VOL. III, MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTY, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER3I188 O 3
GOD'S LIGHT UF" CMFORT.
REV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE'S SUNDAE
SERMON AT THE TABERNACLE.
The Seven Stars, the Seven Seals and the
.8egen' Thunders-The Best Houses in
Azy City Ought to Be the' churches
'htander Bolts as Modiern Refornyers.
At the Brooklyn Tabernacle Sunday
Rev. T. 'De Witt Talmage, D. D., in his
sermon, gave a running commentary on
the twentieth chapter of Revelations
concerning the chaining of the old
dragon. The sermon was on "Seven in
the Bible," and, his text, Gen. v., 22:
"God blessed the seventh day." Having
spoken of the many times the word
."asven" occurs in the Bible, and each
event a wondrous work of God, he said
that the numeral seven was a favorite
with the Divine mind outside as well as
inside the Bible.
"When God would make the most in
telligent thing on earth, the human
countenance," he said, "He fashions it
with seven features-the two ears, the
two eyes, the two nostrils and the mouth.
Yea, our body only lasts seven years, and
we gradually shed it for another body
after seven years, and so on, for we are,
as to our bodies, septennial animals. So
the numeral seven ranges through nature
and through Revelation. Itis the number
of perfection, and so I use it while I
speak of the seven candlesticks, the seven
stars, the seven seals and the seven
"The seven golden candlesticks were
and are the churches. Mark you, the
churches never were, and never can be,
candles. They are only candlesticks.
They are not the light, but they are to
hold the light. A room in the night
might have in it 500 candlesticks, and
yet you could not see your hand before
your face. The only use of a candlestick,
and the only use of a church, is to hold
up the light. You see it is a dark world,
the night of sin, the night of trouble, the
night of superstition, the night of pese
cution, the night of poverty, the night
of sickness, the night of death; aye about
fifty nights have interlocked their
"The whole race goes stumbling over
prostrated hopes and fallen fortunes, and
empty flour barrels, and desolated
cradles, and death-beds. Oh, how much
we have use for all the seven candle
sticks, with lights blazing from the top
of each one of them! Light of pardon
for all sin! Light of comfort for all
trouble! Light of encouragement for all
despondency! Light of eternal riches
for all poverty! Light of rescue for all
persecution! Light of reunion for all
the bereft! Light of Heaven for all the
dying! And that light is Christ, who is
the Light that shall yet irradiate the
"But mark you, when I say churches
are not candles, but candlesticks, I cast
no slur on candlesticks. I believe in
beautiful candlesticks. The candlesticks
that God ordered for the ancient taber
nacle were something exquisite. They
were a dream of beautj carved out of
loveliness. They wereiadeof hammered
gold, stood in a foot of goid and had six
branches of gold blooming all along in
six lillies of gold each, and lips of gold
from which the candles difted tibeir'holy
fire. And the best houses in any Tity
ought to be the churches-the lest built,
the best ventilated, the best swept, the
best windowed and the best chande
liged- Log ztina3ydo inueighzbor
hooas where most of the people live in
log cabins, but let there be palatial
churohes for regions where many efthe~
people live in palaces. Do not have a
ihan dor -your
Lord and King. . ,ot live in a parlor
aug uechist ak hiqen.
speak were not mae out of pewter or
iron-they were golden candlesticks, and
gold is not only a valuable bat a bright
metaL.- Have everything ..about your
chrhrgtyu'hr with anuiling
faces;-our muic~ au an$, jour hands
shakingcordia,'Xo~rOentiO gert'io) at
trgti R any paple -feel that in
church they must look dull in order to
be reverential, and pnany whose faces in
other kinds of assemblage show all the
different phases of emotion have in
church no more expression than the
back wheel of a hearse. Brsighten upand
be responsive. 1[ you feel like weeping
weep; if y ou feel like smiling smile; it
you feel indignant at some wrong assailed
from the pulpit frown. D)o not leave
your naturalness and resiliency home
because it is Sunday morning. If, as
oflicers of, a chmoch, you meet peopl~e at
the church door with a blac'k loot', and
have the music black, and -the .nunister
in black preach a black sermon, and
from invocation to benediction have the
impression black, few will come, and
those who do come will wish they had
not come at all.
"Turn now in your Bible to the seven
stars," continued Dr. Talmiage. "We
are distinctly told that they are the min
isters of zehigi' on.' Somec of them are
large stars; some -of- them small sta'rs,
some of them sweep a wide circuit and
some of them a small circuit, but so far
as they are genuine they get their light
from the great central sun around whom
they make revolution. Let each one
keep in his own orbit. The solar system
would soon be wrecked if the stars, in
stead of keeping their own orbit, should
go tohunting down other trP. Ministers
of religion should never clash. Bat in
all the centuries of the Christian church
some of thebe stars have been hunting
ant Edward Irving or a Horace Bushnell
or an Albert Barnes; and the stars that
were in pursuit of the other stars lost
their own orbit, and some of them could
neveragain find it.
"Alas for the heresy hunters! The best
way to destroy error is to preach the
truth. The best way to scatter darkness
isto strike alight. There is in immensity
room enough for all the stars, and in the
church room enough for all the ministers.
The ministers who give- of righteous
ness and the truth will get punishment
enough anyhow, for they are 'the wan
dering stars for whom is reserved the
blackness of darkness forever.' But]I
shoul like as a minister, when I2 an
dying to be able truthfully to say
what a captain of the English army, fallen
at the head of his column and dying on
the Egyptian battlefield, said to General
Wolseley, who came to condole with him:
'Iled them straight; didn't I lead them
straight, -General?" God has put- us
ministers as captains in this battlefield
of truth against error. Great at last will
be our chagrin if we fail leading the
people the wrong way; but great will be
our gladness if, when the battle is over,
we can hand our sword back to our great
Commander, saying: 'Lord Jesus! We
led the people straight; did'nt we lead
"Those ministers who go off at a tan
gent and preach some other gospel are
not stars, but comets, and they flash
across the heavensa little while and make
peoplestare, and throw down a few mete
oric stones, and then go out of sight, if
not out of existence. Oh, brethren in
the ministry, let us remember that God
calls as stars, and our businessis to shine
aid to keep our own :sphere, and then
when we get done trying to light up the
darkness of this world, we will wheel in
to higher spheres, and in us shall be ful
filled the promise: 'They that turn many
to righteousness shall shine as the stars
forever and ever.'
"Ah! the ministers are not all Peck
sniffs and canting hypocrites, as some
would would have you think! Forgive
me, if having in your presence at other
times glorified the medical profession
and the literary profession and the
literary profession, I glorify my own. I
have seen them in their homes and heard
themintheir pulpits, and a grander array
of men never breathed, and the Bible
figure is not strained when it calls them
stars: and whole constellations of glorious
ministers have already taken their places
on high, where they shine even brighter
than they shone on earth; Edward N.
Kirk of the Congregational Church,
Stephen H. Tyng of the Episcopal
Church, Matthew Simpson of the Metho
dist Church, John Dowling of the
Batpist Church, Samuel K. Talmage of
the Presbyterian Church, Dr. De Witt
Talmage of the Reformed Church, John
Chambers of the Independent Church;
and there I stop, for it so happens that 1
have mentioned the seven stars of the
"The future of all of us is a sealed
scroll," said the preacher, in speaking of
the seven seals, "and I am glad that no
one but can open it. Do not let us join
that class of Chistians in our day who
are trying to break the sevenseals of the
future. They are trying to peep into
things they have no business with. They
try to foretell what is going to come to
them and what is going to come on the
earth. They know nothing about it.
Christ is the only one who can break
the seal of the future. Bible prophecy
war not written to help us to tell things
in the'future, but to have us, when the
things actually do come to pass, compare
them with prophecy and so learn God's
fore-knowledge and the inspiration of
the Scriptures. But you go into the
study of the prophecies in order to find
out what is going to happen a year from
now, or twenty years from now, or one
thousand years from now, and I will
make a prophecy of my own, and that is
thatryou will have your brain addled if
you do not positively get into a public
or private insane asylum, where the
greatest of expounders and preachers of
prophecy'ended his life a few years-since,
a..d where you may regale the visitors of
the institution by incoherent mumbings
over something Daniel or Revelation
about the leopard which means Greece
and the bear which means Medo-Persia.
"I would not give two cents to know
drew long Ilam going to live, or in what
dy of what year the world is going to
be demolished. I would rather give a
thousand dollars not to know. Suppose
some one could break the next seal in
the scroll of your personal history and
should tell you that on the 4th of Jtuly,
890, you were to die-the summer after
the next-~how miuch would you be good
for betweeni this and that? It would
from now until- then ba a prolonged
funeral. You would be ecunting the
.nths and the days, and . your family
~d friends wbuld count them, and next
th of July yoli would rub your hands
together and whine: 'One year from to
day I am to go. Dear me! I wish no one
had told meso long before. I wish that
necromancer had not broken the seal of
~the future.' And meeting some under
taker you would say: 'I hope you will
keep yourself free for. an engagement
July 4, 1890. That day you will be need
ed at my house. To save time, you
might as well take my measure now, tive
feet eleven inches.' .1 am glad that Christ
dropped, a thick veil over the hour of
our de~mise and the hour of the world's
destruction when He said: 'Of that day
and hour knoweth ne' man; no, not the
angels; but My Father only.' Keep your
hands off the seven seals.
Dr. Talmage then spoke of the seven
thunders. "WVhat is needed," he said,
'isthunderbolts, and at least seven of
them. There is the long line of frandulent
commercial establishments; every stone
in the foundation, and every brick in the
wall, and every- nail in the rafter made
out of dishonesty skeletonsof poorly paid
sewing girls' arms in every beam of that
estabshment; human nei ves work imto
every figure of that embroidery; blood in
the deep dye of that proffered upholstery;
billions of dollars of accumulated fraud
intrencied in massve storehouses
and stock companies manipulated
by unscrupulous men until the monopoly
is deiant of all earth and all heaven.
How shall the evil be overcome? By
treatises on the maxim: Honesty is the
best policy? Or by soft repetition of the
golden rule that we must 'Do to others
as we would have them do to us'? No, it
will not be done that way.
"What is needed, and what will come.
is seven thunders. There is drunkenness
backed up by a capital mightier
than in any other business. Intoxicating
liquors enough in this country to float a
navy. Good grain to the amount of $67,
950,000 bushels annually destroyed to
make the deadly liquid. Breweries, dis
tilleries, gin shops, rum palaces, liquor
associations, our nation spending
annually $740,000,000 for rum, resulting
in bankruptcy, disease, pauperism, filth.
maanation, death, illimitable woe,
What will stop them? High license? No.
Prohibition laws? No. Churches? No.
Moral suasion? No. Thunderbolts will
do it; nothing else will. Seven thunders!
"Yonder are intrenched infidelity and
atheism,with their magazines of hterature
scoffing at our Christianity; their Hoe
pritin presses bn'y ay and night.
There are their blaspheming apostles,
their drunken Tom P'aines and libertine
Voltaires of the present, as well as the
past, reinforced by all the powers of
darkness from highest demon to lowest
imp. What will extirpate those monsters
of infidelity and atheism? John Brown's
shorter catechism about 'Who made
you?' or Westminister catechism about
'What is the chief end of man?' No,
thunderbolts! The seven thunders!"
BECAUSE IT WAS LEAP YEAR.
A Wealthy Young Woman Pops the Ques
tion to a Poor Young Man.
An Ansonia lawyer was sitting on the
steps of the Central House, in Newtown,
Couu., on Saturday, when a pretty young
lady passed out of the hotel and up the
street. "There goes a remarkably pretty
girl," exclaimed a gentleman conversing
with him, "and there's quite a little ro
mance connected with her, too." The legal
gentleman was all attention at once as his
"She )elongs down in Baltimore and her
father is a wealthy liquor distiller of that
city. She's got a cool $200,000 in her own
right and a decisiveness about her that
means business. She located at the George
Hotel, Black Rock, this summer, coming
there all alone. A young man sitting at
her table attracted her attention. She
spoke to him one evening after he had met
her but three times and she broke him all
up by asking him if he was married. He
replied that he was too poorly situated for
marriage just then; he hadn't much money
and had to support his father. 'Well, I've
plenty of money," she said; 'why don't
you marry met' The young man em
braced both the proposition and the young
lady. She returned to her home in Balti
more, told her father about the circum
stance, got his consent and returned to
Black Rock with her father, was married
in Bridgeport, and she and her husband
are passing the remainder of the season in
Newtown as happy as turtle doves." The
lawyer has been thinking ever since what
chances there are for young men in this
Mrs. Blaine Denies a Scandalous story.
Mrs. James G. Blain, Jr., who is in
New York with her baby and maid, de
sires the Associated Press to state in her
behalf that there is no existing cause for
the telegraphed statements that she has
seaprated from her husband. Mrs. Blaine
authorizes a positive danial of the state
ment that she has begun a suit for sepa
ration, or that any such suit is contemp
lated. The lady expresses herself morti
fied that a visit to her mother, Mrs.
Nevins, who resides at the New York
Hotel, shonld have been construed as
the beginning of the alleged separation
between herself and her husband. Mrs.
Blaine left her husband in good health
and spirits, and has the same cordial re
lations to-day with James G. Blaine, Sr.,
she has always had. Mr. Blaine feels
aggrieved that a few trivialcircumstances
should have been exaggerated into a
story tending to show that a separation
was ever contemplated.
Fratricide at Hodges.
GREEysILLE, October 20.-News of
the killing of John Glymph by his bro
ther Mac Glymph, about three miles
:rom Hodges, in Abbeville county,
reached this city to-day. The two men
had quarreled, and John had been for
bidden to come to his brother's house.
He went, however, and as the two men
were talking peaceably Mac went into
the yard and was followed by his brother,
who presented a pistol and said he
thought they had better settle the matter.
Mac got his gun from the house and shot
his brother in the head, killing him.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict in
acordance with these facts.-Special to
he Sunday Badget.
FRoM A DRLGGI6T.
PAATiEA, Fra., May 31, 1887.
The demand for Botanic Blood Balm
B. B. B.) is such that I now buy in
alf gross lots, and I unhesitatingly say
hat my customers are well pleased.
TESN VEAlta WITH KiHEUMltATISM.
NEWTON, N. C., Jane 25, 1887.
GENTLEMEN: I am pleasured in saying
[ have been a great sufferer of rheuma
tism for 10 years, and I have exhausted
lmest every known remedy without re
lief. I was told to try B. B. B. which If
:id after long procrastination, and with
the experience of three bottles, I am
amost a healthy man. I take it as a
part of my duty to make known your
wonderful Blood Purifer to suffering
humanity, and respectfully ask you to
mail me one of your books of wonders.
W. I. MOREHEAD.
The Shar pahooters of Mctowan's Brigade.
A number of the survivors of the Bat
talion of Sharpshooters of McGowan's
Brigade have concluded to hold a reunion
in Columbia during Fair Week. It is
therefore requested that all surviving
soldiers of that Battalion meet in the
Richand Court House on Wednesday.
the 14th November, at 10 o'clock A. M.
It is the desire of those who are arrang
ing for this reunion to perfect a perma
nent arganization of the survivors of the
Battalion, and it is hoped, therefore,
that there will be a full attendance.
A telegram has been received from
Capt. W. 8. Dunlop, saying that he will
surely be present at the meeting during
A Bloody Affray.
Mr. James Cook, who lives near Jack
sonhamn, Lancaster county, was seriously
cut by Mr. Rteece Steele on Sunday night
last. The particulars, as we hear them,
are about ats follows: James Cook, Reece
Steele, .J. M. McMurray and Barber Mont
ouery were returning from North Caro
lina in a back. and were within about a
mile of home when Cook and Montgomery
got into a difficulty. MeMurray interfered
in behalf of peace, when Cook turned on
him. Steele, who was driving the hack,
begged themi to stop fussing and get back
into the hack, when Cook grabbed him
jerked him out over the wheel of the vehi
cle and jumped on him. It was then the
cutting occurred. Mr. Cook is cut in six
places and several of the wounds are pro
It is said that an examination of old fur
niture bills shows that the prices for "colo
nial" tables and chairs are no higher than
those for which they were originally
bought, which shows that furniture is not
so good an investment as china--if one con
sider the gnnrd of posterity.
110W "SPIRITS" WORK.
A REMARKABLE EXPOSURE OF MYS
What a New York Audience Saw-The
Writing on the Slate and the Process of
Production--It's Easy Enough When
You Know How It Is Done.
(From the New York Sun.)
An audience of 2,000 persons in the
Academy of Music last night saw Dr. C.
M. Richmond, the dentist, pull the
fangs of spiritualism'with his little tricks
and with the exhibition of Margaret
Fox, the once-famous-producer of spirit
rappings. The audience was an enthu
siastic one when the Doctor did his
tricks, and a disgusted one when he
showed how simply he had done them.
All the pleasure of being fooled van
ished when the method of the fooling
was exposed. The Doctor, looking par
ticularly jovial in a dress suit, came
upon the stage, which contained no
furniture but a small table, with an
ordinary looking two fold slate in his
hand. He laid the slate on the table
and advancing to the footlights re
marked in a casual sort of a way that he
saw so many familiar faces in the audi
ence that a regular introduction seemed
unnecessary, and perhaps it was just as
well that he had forgotten at his office a
little speech with which he had pro
posed to open the entertainment. The
audience thought that was pretty bright,
and applauded. He smiled and re
marked that maybe the spirits would say
something appropriate tor him. He
picked up the slate which he had pre
viously held open so that all could see
that it was blank, and opening it there
was seen on it writing which he read.
It was a brief expression of a desire that
fraud and falsehood be exposed.
A committee of sixteen men from the
audience was then called to the stage.
The Doctor tore a piece of paper into
slips, which he laid upon the table, and
asked the committee while he retired to
select the name of some recently de
ceased person of note, and to delegate
one of their number to write the name
upon one slip of paper. The committee
had a long discussion among them
selves, while the audience called out en
couraging remarks, such as "Play ball!"
"Write Harrison; he's as dead as any
one!" "Time!" and "Take your base!"
When the Doctor returned with an
ordinary looking high hat in his hand,
he asked some one to throw into it all
the slips of paper, and he picked out
one without looking at it and enclosed
it in an envelope, which he laid out in
plain view on the table. Then an ordi
nary slate was examined by the com
mittee, and passed around among the
The envelope containing the slip of
paper was opened by one of the commit
tee and the paper placed in a little round
brass box which the Doctor held out in
his hand. Then he announced that upon
the slate he would produce a communi
cation signed by the person whose name
had been written upon the slip of paper,
and furthermore, would produce from
the box the identical slip of paper with
the name the name written upon it by
direction of the committee. While a
small table was being brought in Dr.
"I am not attacking the theory of
spiritualism which is a very pretty one
indeed, as any one who has ever read
Swendenborg knows, but the thing I at
tck is the fraud and humbug that is
Somebody misunderstood this, and he
said afterward: "I am told that some
in the audience think I am a Spiritual
ist. There is no such thing as actual
spiritualim. (Applause.) Anything
done contrary to natural law is a mira
le, but there hasn't been such a thing
as a miracle for at least 1,800 years."
The table being set down in the cen
tre, the Doctor called for a piece of
chalk, which, being passed around
among the committee, he placed under
the slate. Then he stepped back and
"The name on the paper was Frederick
William. Is that right?"
It was, and the committee was as
tounded. Lifting the slate he showed
it covered with writing, which he read:
"I would not come back to live in a
world where one smile must balance a
thousand tears, for in this world of bliss
there is nought but eternal happiness.
The Doctor opened the brass box,
and handed to the committee the slip of
paper upon which the name was written.
'"Now if anybody asks how I know
that the spirits didn't, after all," he said
"write that communication, i'll say
that I know they didn't because I wrote
it myself at my office this afternoon.
This is a trick, which up to this time, no
medium in this country has been able to
do. Any spiritualist who has paid a
dollar to get in here will find out how to
make a thous and when 1 show how the
thing is done."
It was simple enough. The hat had a
false piece, which he slipped in over the
original slips of paper, dropping in a
lot of blank slips from his hand at the
same time. It was one of these blank
slips that he took from the hat and that
was put in the box. A confederate be
hind the scenes meantime took the
original slips from the hat and obtained
that with the name upon it. The box
was a double one, so cleverly made that
the deception defied detection to one
who did not know its trick. The slip
with the name in it was put in one com
partment and the committee put the
other slip in the other compartment.
This accounted for the slip of paper,
and the audience looked cheap, but cried
hopefully for the explanation of the
slate writing. That was simpler yet.
The slate, which had been lying in plain
view all the time, was picked up, and by
a careless twist of the wrist the doctor
shook out the side on which the writing
was. This was a thin bit of cardboard
with a slate surface, which fitted exactly
into the frame on one side of the slate
and was held tight by a clever invisible
arrangement, so that the addition of the
piece to the slate previously passed
about the audience was not noticeable
to the eyes of the committee. The pre
poae piece, with the writingr on it, was
brought in with the table, a piece of
newspaner pasted over the back, making
it indistinguishable from the real news
paper that also lay on the table. While
placing the chalk under the slate the
Doctor fitted the loose piece with the
slate frame, and that was all there was
about it. The audience was too chagrin
ed at the way it had been taken in to
applaud very heartily at this, and their
taste was spoiled for the tricks that fol
Dr. Richmond then produced "Wash
ington Irving Bishop's bank note trick,"
telling the number of a note by means
of secret signs from a confederate, and
produced some spirit pictures a Ia Dies
"There is no such thing as spirit
manifestations," said the Doctor, "and
any one who claims they can do things
like this ought to be in the peniten
'ou ought to be there, too!" called
out an angry Spiritualist.
"Oh, no, I'm turning State's evidence;
rm all right!" said the Doctor, and the
audience wanted to put the Spiritualist
On behalf of a Philadelphia man who,
he said, was in the audience, the Doctor
offered $5,000 to any one who could pro
duce a mark an inch long on a slate by
an7 power except a natural one.
The Margaret Fox part of the show
narrowly escaped being ridiculous owing
to the stage fright or other affection
which made her unable to speak her
piece, and prevented her from reading
it except in the most halting fashion.
What she finally read was a few sen
tences expressive of her regret at having
been so greatly instrumental in perpet
uating the fraud of Spiritualism upon a
too confiding public. She solemnly
asserted that now she was telling the
whole truth, and asked God to forgive
her as she hoped He would forgive those
who believed in "this silly, nonsensical,
Doctors from the audience went upon
the stage and felt the woman's foot as
she made the motions by which she used
to do the rapping. Then she stood in her
stocking feet on a little pine platform
six inches from the floor, and without
the slightest perceptible movement of
the person made raps audible all over
the theatre. She went down into the au
dience, and there, resting her foot on
another person's, she showed how by the
motion of the great toe the sound was
Mysterious Origin of Fires.
Not long ago a lot of Sea Island- cotton
in bales was discovered to be on fire in a
New Jersey warehouse, and when the
flames were extinguished in one spot,
they would immediately break out in
another. An examination showed that
it was roller gin cotton; that is, cotton of
which the lint is drawn away from the
seeds by a pair. of rollers, set at such a
distance apart as to keep the seeds from en
tering between theni.while the fibre passes
on and goes into a bag. In the present
case, more or less of the seeds had some
how got between the rollers and been
crushed, and had thus saturated the cot
ton with oil, which, in due time, had
caused spontaneous combustion.
A still more curious case occurred in a
Massachusetts factory. In the middle of
the room a milling machine was turning
knife handles, the dust being blown up
through a metal tube into the room above
and thence forced out of doors through a
wooden pipe. A spark from an emery
wheel, fifteen feet from the milling ma
ohine, struck a window, and rebounding,
entered the mouth of the metal tube, set
the wood dust on fire, so that the flames
poured out of the wooden pipe in a stream
twenty feet long.
An engineer, cleaning up a mill, put
some cotton waste in front of the boiler,
where it would be handy for the fireman
in the morning. During the night this
took fire spontaneously; the flames spread
to the kindlings under the boiler, and
soon raised steam enough to cause the
boiler to blow off, badly scaring the
wa~tchman, who knew, or thought he
knew,. that there was no fire under it.
In another instance a man drove'a nail
into the ceiling of a jute mill. The nail
ganced off, was struck by the rapidly
moving beaters and caused a serious con
flagration. -Youth's Companion.
Broke His Leg Pulling'Off H is Boot.
A very peculiar accident befell George
W. Susong, of the Georgia Construction
Company. at Asheville. N4. C., on Sun lay
night. While undressing in his room pre
paratory to going to bed he broke his right
le. The accidlent happened in a most pe
culiar manner. Mr. Susong had already
removed one of his boots, and finding the
other tight, he put the foot encased by the
contrary boot behind his other leg, and im
straining in that position to pull the boot
off, the thigh bone of his right leg was
frctu red. Im mediate medical attention
was given the broken limb, but Mr. Susong
could not be moved, and was left at Ashe
ville. He had just recovered from a long
attack of typhoid fever, and had frequently
complained of rheumatism in the thigh
where the fracture occurred,. and it is
thought likely the bone there was diseased.
Kinled on the Railroad.
On Monday evening, as the Laurens
train was coming up to .Jalaippa, New berry
county, it ran over two little negroes. One
was killed. The other-larger one-bad
presence of mind to lie down in the centre
of the track, and was not hurt. Thme
mother of the children, who was picking
cotton near by, missed them, and ran when
she heard the train and tried to stop it, but
she was too late. She and the train reached
the children at the same time. The child
killed was a boy 4 years old. The engine
struck him on the back of his bead and
broke his skull. It is thought the little
fellow was lying down and raised his head
just as the engine reached him. Trhe en
gineer did his best to stop) the train. The
accident occurred just below Vance's Cross
ing. -Prosperity Reporter.
The Font Office Site Tests Concluded.
The work of examination, boring and
testing, by pressure, the several strata un
derlying the soil on the site of the new
post oflice has been completed. The work
has been done under the direction of Gov
ernment Architect Devereux, who, although
interviewed on the subject, declined to
give the results of the tests in advance of
his official report to the supervising archi
tet at Washington.-News and Courier.
We seem to have three kinds of people
-those who are moving forward, those
who are standing still, and those who are
go ing totart In some direction soon.
A PECULIAR MURDER CASE.
THE VERDICT IN THE SEiN CASE
NOT A SURPRISE.
Senn and Miss Helena Boland Found
Guilty, but "Strongly Recommended to
Mercy"--A istory of the Crime for
Which They Were Tried.
(Special to the News and Courier.)
SPARTANBURG, October 22.-The ver
dict in the Senn case was not a surprise
to our people yesterday morning, nor
would they have been surprised if they
had been acquitted. The evidence was
all circumstantial, and it was so evenly
balanced that it was a most -difficult case
to decide. One of the peculiarities of
the trial was that He'ena Boland was out
on a straw bond almost, and that she did
not escape from the county, but awaited
trial, and on that trial was convicted.
The verdict itself was unusual, and it is
the first instance in the history of the
county, or peihaps in the State, when
a verdict bore the expression "strongly
recommended to mercy." This shows
that the jury were not only divided, but
that doubts prevailed as to the chain of
evidence being complete. If their minds
had not been tinged with doubt the ver
dict would have been "guilty," without
any reservation. Our people hope that
the county is now rid of this case, which
has been up for more than two years,
and they would be pleased if the Gov
ernor would exercise his clemency and
commute the sentences.
Senn is a stalwart, healthy man, with
large frame and great physical strength.
He looks as if he was about 33 years old.
He has marked features that indicate a
domineering spirit and a strong will.
While he does not look like a typical
villain and murderer, there is an abso
lute want of gentleness and kindness in
his appearance. During the trial he
manifested great interest in all the de
tails of the case, but never, at any time,
was there any breaking down or evi
dence of guilt. His mother was present
during the trial and showed great inter
est in every detail. Helena Boland is a
frail, delicate woman, apparently about
35 years old, thin in flesh, and with a
nose that would attract attention any
where. It is a combination of the pug
and club-end, with magnified propor
tions of each. She is evidently fasci
nated with Senn. While in jail she
manifested the greatest solicitude about
his welfare. At one time when he was
quite sick and medicine had to be ad
ministered during the night, she called
to the watcher when the hour would
strike and reminded him that it was
time to give Mr. Senn's medicine. She
never failed and seemed to be sleepless.
In various other ways she manifested
the tenderest regard for him.
The testimony was very long and
tedious and much of it irrelevant. The
main links in the chain are about as
follows: Senn and Hosella Stevens had
been married about six years. Senn
was unkind to her and at times gave her
brutal treatment. For a time they were
separated. She was brought back, not
by him, but by some of his people, and
placed in a little cabin on his mother's
land. Their only child was taken care
of for a time by Helena Boland. Senn
was very familiar with Helena and their
relations were such as to show that they
exceeded all the bounds of propriety.
Owing to certain abusive treatment,
Mrs. Senn swore out a peace warrant
against her husband. About ten days
after that he concluded to come to Spar
tanburg county and rent a piece of land
where his wife might have better health.
He hitched up a two-horse wagon, placed
an old paralytic aunt in it, who has died
since then, and brought his wife and
Helena Boland along. The team was a
unique one. It consisted of a mule and an
old club-footed mare that would balk
any and everywhere. With this team
and party Senn started on .his mission.
They camped the first night near
Clinton, his delicate, sickly wife sleeping
OrL the ground, or in the wagon. Sunday
morning they left Cliton and set out
towards the Enoree, the objective point
seeming to be John Secin's in this county.
At midday, Sunday, they stopped several
hours. They started again, and instead
of going to John Senn's they camped on
the roadside about a mile and a half from
Semn's house. Senn stated that his wife
had to walk, as his team was weak and
balky; that she had to help push the
wagon when the old mare balked; that
she ate about a peck of green peaches on
the road. Going into camp they had their
supper, after which she was taken sick
and died about midnight.
There were several families living a
few minutes' walk from where they were
camped, but no one was sent for until
the woman was dead. Senn had no
medicine, except laudanum, for this sicik
ly wife. There was no light by which they
might minister to her wants. The body
bore marks of violence. On the left side
of the throat were two blue places and
on the right side one. The nose, about
the middle, showed signs of pressure, or
speedy decomposition. Just above the
left eye the skin was abraded. The eyes
protruded and had a frightened look.
Such was her appearance after death.
Her back hair showed signs of a strug
gle, or great restlessness. Pine straw
was found in it. Next day Senn and
Helena Boland were indifferent and
showed no signs of grief. No inquest
was held in the county. The body was
carried back to Newberry, where two in
quests were held.
The above is the case as made out by
the State. On the other hand counsel
for the defence showed by physicians
that the external appearance of the neck
and nose might have resulted from sud
den death from natural causes. The ex
pert testimony was most evenly divided.
It was shown by witnesses who knew
the Senna that they never heard of any
cruel treatment. Johnstone & Cromer,
attorneys for the defence, handled their
side of the case in an able manner and
defended it at every point. From the
arraignment of the prisoners to the read
ing out of the verdict nearly two days
elapsed. The jurors deserve special
commendation for their intelligence,
and their patience and their conscien
tious consideration of the case.
Such is a short outline of the main
points in the evidence. The public who
listened to the trial throughout believe
the verdit was right. Hardly any one
believes that Mrs. Sean came to he r
death from natural causes. This trial
has been a very important one and at
tracted attention on account of its pecu
liarities and not because any of the
parties were known here. Ocunsel for
the State and defence acquitted them
selves well and made the impression that
four of the first lawers of the circuit were
doing their best. -
SENN AND BOLAND SENTENCED TO HANG.
SPABTANBURG, October 23.-Judge
Kershaw refused to grant Mr. Johnson's
motion for a new trial in the Senn case
to-day, and he then sentenced David N.
Senn and Helena Boland to be hanged
on the 14th of December next. Senn
seemed somewhat affected while the
Judge was passirg sentence, but Miss
Boland was cool and self-possessed.
A Travelling Jewelry Shop.
The tour of the Emperor of Germany,
in Austria and Italy, will costnot lessthan
$200,000. When he left Berlin he took
with him for presents eighty diamond
rings, one hundred and fifty silver stars,
fifty scarf-pins, all richly jewled, thirty
diamond bracelets, six splendid present
ation swords, thirty large photographs
of himself, with the Empress and their
children, all in gold frames; thirty gold
watches, with chains, one hundred cigar
case!, with the imperial arms and mono
gram in gold, and thirty stars in dia
monds of the Order of the Black and.
Mr. Blaine's tour in Indiana is more than
counteracted. The visit of Governor Hill
to that State was unquestionably one of
the strongest cards that has been put out
by the Democratic management. Hill
helped the Democrats of Indiana and
helped the Democrats of New York more.
He placed himself in line with the Admiu
istration. He knocked down the barrier
which the enemy sought to raise between
him and Mr. Cleveland. If the dignities
and proprieties of his great office prevent.'
the President from formally declaring him
self for the Governor of New York, Hill
generously and unequivocally declared
himself for the President of the United
States, and now all of us are happy. 'Rah
for Hill -Cincinnati Enquirer.
According to all reports, most of the bet
ting money that is being put up on the
chances of Republican success in this cam
paign comes from Philadelphia. As soon
as any Democratic money is displayed it is
promptly covered by funds from that city.
This is a queer sort of business for the
Quakers to indulge in. It looks as if the
arab coat and broad-brimmed hat were
destined to become the outward sign of
the sporting man, rather than of the meek
and pious Quaker. The only safe conclu
sion to draw from this condition of things
is that the Philadelphians are red-hoe
protectionists first and moderate Quakert
Killed by a Fail.
An inquest was held yesterday on the
body of George Hoque, colored, who is
supposed to have fallen on Tuesday morn
ing from a gangway between the bulkheads
at the Etiwan Phosphate Works and was
killed. The body was found yesterday.
Hoque was subject to epileptic fits. The
distance fallen was aboat twenty feet. The
verdict was in accordance with the facts as
above stated.-News and Courier, Oct. 2.5.
As Good as the Tropics.
One of the banana trees in the garden of
Mr. R. C. Barkley has borne five bunches
of delicious fruit this season. The size,
quality and flavor of the bananas indicate
that with proper cultivation and immunity
from early frosts in the fall and late frosts
in the spring, Charleston's soil and climate
re quite as tropical as some other places.
hat pride themselves on their botanical
wonders.-News and -Courier.
A Shooting Affray on a Train.
DARL.INGToN, Oct. 24.-On board the
fternoon inail train on the Cheraw and
Darlington Railroad, between Florence and
Darlington this afternooun, 0. Ellis, shot a
egro named Lemuel W. Gadsden. The
wound was a Ilesh one in the left arm.
adsden is a negro of unsavory reputation.
T'he origin of the difficulty is suipposed to
be about a lawsuit now being tried at the
ourt of sessions in which they are interest
d.-Special to Charleston World.
I love to wake at early dawn,
When sparrows "cheep,"
And then tu-n over with a 3-awn
And go to sleep.
I love t-> see the~ rising sun
In picture books;
In nature I don't care a bun
How Phcebus looks.
I love to lie abed each morn
In dreamy doze,
And make the neighborhood forlorn
With tuneful nose.
I love to draw the cover well
Up around my chin;
I hate to hear the breakfast bell
Confound its din!
In short, I love the sweet embrace
Of slumber deep;
And Heaven, to me, will be a place
Where I can sleep.
Who was the only man who ever went
o sea for fear of being drowned? Noah.
Ice skates will be cheap this coming win
er, as several of the patents have run out.
It is better to have the bottom fall out of
he hlour boom than out of the family bar
By adding a little soda to sour fruit for
pies less sugar will be required for sweet
In Paris stripes are still in great favor
for dresses and cloaks. They make people
Black velvet and chinchilla are to form
ne of the fashionable combinations in
utdoor costumes the coming winter.
A celebrated physician is of the opinion
that many headaches are due to absorpti. n
f the lend used in finishing hat-bands.
nalysis of a black japanned band worn
by a patient suffering from headache was
found to contain three grains of lead salts.
As tile new smokeless powder to be used
y the French army makes no detonation,
war will have added horror when it come.s
o be generally adopted. Death will strike
in silence, and much of the picturesque
ess that has veiled the horrible will disap
The longest through car service of any
railroad line In the world is said to be on
the Southcrn Pacitic road, between New
rleans and San Francisco-2,495 miika.
lhe fastest through train on this road is
timed at 113 hours and 25 minute , or 22
mile an hour.