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COULD WE BUT KNOW:
C tnld ve but know if in the great hereafier I
Our loved and lost .;nes we should meeC
And all the broken links be reunited
That Death has severed in love's g,-Iden
Could we bat know
Could we bu' kno-v that voices we call silen t
Are only hushed to our dull mortal ear, ]
And call our names with all the old-lime
Though oft we listen all in vain to he-ar
Cou'd we but know!
Could we but know if the pale eve-lid
Gives to the spirit visions far more clear,
And it can tell the rea. from the seeming,
And see what worthless things we o t
Cou'd we but know!
Could we but know it friends still walk
Unheard, unseen amid life's ceaselecs d n
That th-y rej >lc-i if we are tiue to duty,
And grieve, if vce'e daik path we enter 1
Could we but know!
Could we butknow if the pale hands w,'ve
So still- and cold above the pulseiess 1
Still clasp our own, but with a touch so
Our bands of flesh feet not the light
Could we but know!
But to our question comes no certain an
We can but hope and trust; tis better sn.
But our fond hearts are very weak and
And longing, waiting, still we gladly say,
Could we be t know!
AGAIN IN BROOKLYN.
Dr. Talmage Finds Many Lessons in the
Joy of-Coming Home.
BROOKLYN, Nov. 11.-Rev. Dr. Tal
mage, having concluded his round the
world tour, has selected as the subject
for today's discourse through the press,
"Home Again," the text chosen being
Luke xv, 23, "Bring hither the fatted
calf and killed it."
In all ages of the world it has been
customary to celebrate joyful events
by festivity--the signing of treaties,
the proclamation of peace, the Christ
mas, the marriaoe. However much
on other days ;I the year our table
may have stinted supply, on Thanks
vng day there must be something
unteous, and all the comfortable
homes of Christendom have at some
time celebrated joyful events by ban
quet and festivity.
Something has happened in the old
homestead greater than anything that
has ever happened before. A favorite
son, whom the world supposed would
become a vagabond and outlaw for
ever, has got tired of sightseeing and
has returned to his father's house. The
world said he never would come back.
The old man alwayssaidhisson would
come. He had been looking for him
day after day and year after year. He
knew he would come back. Now, hav
in returned to his father's house, the
fater proclaims celebration. Thereis
a calf in the paddock that has been
kept up and f to utmost capacity, so
tobe ready for some occasion of joy
that mioht come alono.
Ah, t71ere never wil be a grander
day on the old homestead than this
day. Let the butchers do their work
and the housekeepers brincr into the
table the smokino meat. 'te musi
cians will take t~aeir places, and the
gy groups will move up and down
te floor. All the friends and neigh- 1
bors are gathered in, and extra supply
is sent out to the table of the servants.
The father presides at the table and
says gaeand thanks Godthat his
long ab nt boy is home again. Oh,
how they missed him! How glad they
are to have him back! One brother
~indeed stands putingat the back door
and says: "This is a great ado about
no o.~ This bad boy should have
been chatned instead of g-reeted.
Veal is too good for him: 'Bfut the
father says, "Nothing- is too good
nothing is good enough." There sits
the young man, glad at the hearty re-1
ception, but a shadow of sorrow. ilit
tinig across his brow at the remem
brance of the trouble he had seen. All
ready now. Let the covers lift. Music.
He was dead, and he is alive again
He was lost, and heis found! By such
bold imagery does the Bible set forth
the merry-making w~hen a soul comes
home to God.
First of all, there is new converet s
joy. It isno tamnething to become a
Christian. The most tremendous mo
ment in a man's life is when he sur
renders himself to God. The grand
-est time on the father's homestead is
when the boy comes back. Among
the great throng who in the parlors of ]
mny church professed Christ one mght
was a young man, who next morn
rang my doorbell and said: "Sir, 'I
cannot contain myself with the joy I
feel. I came here this morning to ex
press it. I have found more joy in five
minutes in servino God than in all the
years of my prodigality, and I came
to say so."
You have seen perhaps a man run
ning for his physical liberty and the
officers of the law after him, and you
saw him escape, or afterward you
heard the judge had pardoned him,
and how great was the glee of that res
cued man! But it isa very tame thing
that compaedwith the running for
one's everlastig life, the terrors of the
law after him, and Christ comingi m
to pardon and bless and rescue and1
save. You remember John Bunyan,
in his great story, tells how the pilgrim
put his fingers in his ears and ran,
crying, "Life, life, eternal life!" A
poor car driver, after having had to
struggle to support his family for1
yers suddenly was informed that a
areinheritance was his, and there]
was joy amountino to bewilderment,
but that is a small thing compared<
with the experience of one when he]
has put his hands the title deed to the<
joys, the raptures, the splendors of
heaven, and-he can truly, say, "Its 2
mansions are mine; its temples are
mine; its songs are mine-; its God is I
Oh, itis notame thing to become a 4
Christian. It is a merrymaking. It
is the kilg of the fatted calf. It is
jubilee. You know the Bible never -
compares it tio a funeral, but always t
compares it to some-thing bright. It,
is more aptto be compaed toa ban-]
quet than anything els. It is com
ardinthie Bibletothe water-bright,
fashing water-to the morning, ro
seate, worked, mountain transfigured
morning. I wish I could today take
all the Bible expressions about pardon1
and peace and lif'e and comfort andi
hope and heaven, and twist them into<
one garland, and put it on the brow ,
of the humblest child of God in all this
land, and cry: "Wear it, wear it now<
wear it forever, son of God, daughter
of the Lord God Almighty! Oh, the
joy ofthe new convert! Oh. the glad
ness of the Christian service !" 1
You have seen sometimes a man ini
a religious assembly get up and give
his experience. Well, Paul gave his
experience. He rose in the prCeence
of two churches-the church ogr earth
and the church inheaven-and lie said:
"Now, this is my experience; Sorrow
ful, yet always reoimg_; poor, yet1
making man rich: havimg nothmng:
yet possesing all things." If all the<
people who read this sermon knew the:
aoys of the Christian religion, they
would all pass over into the kimgdom
of God thenextmioment. When Damiel
Sandeman was dying of cholera, his
attnant said, "aavyou N1m11h pain?'
-Oli e rele,)lit'(. --Sime I found the
.ord I lave evVer had any pain ex
ept Sil." The they said to himi,
-Vould y )t like to send a nesiage to
'Our friends:" "Yes, I would. 'Tell
hem that only last night the love of
esus caine rushing into my soul like
he surges of the sea, and 1 had to cry
ot: "Stop. Lord. It is enough: Stop,
,or'd-enoughi " Oh, the joys of this
Just pass over from those tame joys
n which Votu are indulging-joys of
his world-into the rapture.'s of the
ospel. The worldcannot satisfy you.
ou have found out-Alexander long
ng for other worlds to conquer. and
et drowned in his own bottle. Byron.
vhipped by disquietideS ar1-oun11d the('
vorld, Voltaire cursing his own soul
hinle all the streets of Paris were ap
>lauding him, Henry II conslingliii
ith hatred against poor Thomas a
ecket-all illistiations of the fact
hat this world cannot make a mail
iappy. The very man who jpoisonied
he pommel of the saddle on which
1ueen Elizabeth rode shouted in the
treet. "God save the queen! One
n0mellnt the world applauds. and the
iext miomelint tile vorld anIalthieiiatizes.
h. cone over i 0 this groater. joV.
his sublime solace, this IaghiliceIt
The ight after the battle of Shiloh
here were thousanIJs of wounded on
lie tiehl. and the amtbulances had not
'ome. One (iristian soldier, lying
here a-dying unrder the starlight, be
-all to sing:
There is a lard of pure delight.
And when he came to the next line
here were scores of voices uniting:
Where saints immortal reign.
The song was caught up all over the
ield among the wounded until, it was
aid, there were at least 10.000 wound
d ien uniting their voices as they
ane to the verse:
1 here everlasting spring abides,
And rever withering flowers.
IDeath, like a narrow rtream, divides
That heavenly land from curs
Oh. it is a great religion to live by,
Ld it is a great religion to die by.
here is only one heart throb between
-ou and that relizion this moment.
rust look into the .ace of your pardon
ng God and surrender yourself for
ine and for eternity, and he is yours,
mid heaven is yours, and all is yours.
some of you, like the young man of
he text.'have gone far astray. I know
lot the history, but you know it-you
When a young man went forth into
ife, the legend says, his guardian an
gel went'forth with him, and gettin
lim into a field the guardian angel
;wept a circle clear around where the
round man stood. It was a circle of
irtue and honor, and he must not
tep beyond that circle. Arnied foes
amnie down, but were obliged to halt
it the circle. They could not pass.
)ut one day a ten ptress, with diamond
d hand. stretched forth and crossed
hat circle with the hand, and the
empted soul took it, and by that one
ell grip was brought beyond the cir
le and died. Soie of you have step
>ed beyond that circle. Would you
lot like this day, by the grace of God,
;o step back?
This, I say to you, is your hour of
alvation. There was in the closing
iours of Queen Anne what is called
he clock scene. Flat down on the
ilow. in helpless sickness, she could
'iot move her head or move her'hand.
lhe was waiting for the hour when
he ninisters of state should gather in
mgry contest, and worried and worn
)ut by the coming hour. antd in mto
nentary absence of the nurse, in the
>ower'-strange power which delirium
~ometimes gives one-she arose and
ood in front of the clock, and stood
here watching the clock when the
arse returned. Thte nurse said. "Do
ou see anythincr pecutliar about that
~lock ?- She mai'e no antswer, but soon
lied. There is a clock scene in every
istory. If some of you would rise
'romn the bed of lethargy antd come out
>f your delirium of sin and look on
he clock of your destiny this moment
rou would see and hear something
r'ou have not seen or heard before.
mnd every tick of the miinute, and
~very stroke of the hour, and every
wng of the pendulum would say,
Now, now, now, now !" Oh, come
ome to your Father's house: Conme
tome, oh, prodigal, from the wilder
ess: Come home, come home:
But I notice that whten the p)rodigal
same there was the Father's joy. He
lid not greet him with any formal
"how do you do?" He did not conic
ut and sav: "You are unfit to entter.
3 out ano1 wash in the trough by the
,ell, and thetn you cant come in. We
ave had eniough trouble with you."
An, ito! 'When the proprietor of
;hat estate proclaimed festival, it was
m outburst of a father's love and a
rather's joy. God is your father. I
ae not 'much sympathy, with that
lescription of God'I sometimes hear,
is though lhe were a Turkish sultan
aard and unsympathetic and listening
0t to the cry of his subjects.
A man tol'd me lie saw in one of the
Eastern lands a king riding' along,
md two men were in altercat~ion, and
ne charged the other with having'
aten his rice. And the king said.
"Then slay the man, antd by post mor
em exanination find whether lie has
aten the rice." And lie was slain.
h, the cruelty of a scene like that!
)ur God is not a sultan, not a despot,
>ut a fathier-kind, loving,. forgiving'
-and he makes all heaven ring agamt
vhen a prodigal comes back. "I have
1 pleasure," he says, "in the death
f him that dieth.
If a man does not get to heaven,it is
>ecause he will not go there. No dif
'erence the color, no difference the
istory, nto difference the antecedents,
1 difference the surroundings, no
ifferetce the sin. When the white
iorses of Christ's victory are brought
ut to celebrate the eternal triumph,
rou may ride one of them, and as God
s 'rater then all his joy is grreater,
i 1 when a soul comes back thecre is
n his heart the surging of an infinite
mean of gladness, and to express that
cladnes it takes all the rivers of
)leasures,and all the thrones of pomp,
d all the ages of eternity. It is a
or deeper than all depth, and higher
han all height, and wider than all
'idth, and v-aster than all immensity.
.t overtops, it undergirds, it outweighs
dl the united splendor and joy of thle
miverse. Who can tell what God's
You remember reading the story of
king who on some great day of fes
ivity scattered silver and gold amiong
lie people, who sent valuable pres
nts to his courtiers, but methinks
vhen a soul conies back God is so
clad that to express his joy he flings
ut new worlds into space, kindles up
iew~ suns anmd r'olls among the white
'obed anthems of the redeemed a
reater halleluiah, while with a voice
hat reverberates among the nioun
ains of frankness and is echoed back
roa the everlastincr cates he cries,
'This, my son, was Rea'd and is alive
At the opening of the exposition il
>cew Or'leans I saw a 3Iexican Ilutist,
md he played the solo, and then af
erward the eight or ten bands of mtu
ie ccompanied by the gi'eat organt
:ame in. ABut the sound of that one
lute as conipared with all the orches
:ra was greater than all the combined
joy of tie universe' whetn compared
with the resounding heart of Ahnigh
tinies a day to the depot. His soa
went off in aggraivatig circumstances
but the father said. "lHe will conic
back." The strain was too much. and
his mind parted, and three times a
dar tle father went. In the early
mliOrniinig he watched the Train-Its :ar
.ival, the Stepping out of the passen
gers and then the departure of the
traiin. At Ioon lie was thieIe "aill
watchin the advance of the tran.
watchillng the departure. At igiht
there augain,. watcingi the, comnig,1'
watcliii' the going. for tel years.
Ife was sure his soi would cone back.
God has been watching and waiting
for some (f you. ily brothers, 10 years.
20 Years. 3o Years. 40 years, perhiaps
50 years. waiting. waiting, watenmg.
wa'tehing,. an1d if this mingthpo
digal should coie home what: a scenle
of gladness and festivity, and how the
great Fatiher's leari 'w;ould rejoice at
Voul comuig hoie: You will come.
Simte of vou, will vou not l You will
I notice also that whel a prodigal
comies 11 home there is the joy of the
ministers" of religion. Oh. it, is a grind
thing" to preach this gospel I know
there has beeni a great deal said about
the trials and the hardships of the
Christian iniistry. I wish someb)ody
would write a good, rousing book
about the joys of the Christian mniiis
try. Since I entered the professioni I
have seen more of the goodness of
God than I will be able to celebrate ill
;11 eternity. I know some boast about
their equilibrium, and they do not
rise into enthusiasm. and they do not
break down with emotion. But I conl
fess to vou plainly that wheit I see a
mtan coating to God and giving up his
sin I feel in my body, minid and soul
When I see a man who is bound
hand and foot in evil habit enancipa
ted. I rejoice over it as though it were
my own emancipation. When i-_ ar
communion service such throngs of
young and old stood up at the altars
and in the presence of 1 eaven and
earth and hell attested theie allegiance
to Jesus Christ, I felt a joy something
akin to that which tb apostle des
cribes when he says: 'Whether in the
body I cannot tell, or out of the body
I cainnot tell. Got knoweth."
Bave not ministers a right to rejoice
when a prodigal comes home ? They
blew the trumpet and ought they not
to be glad of the gathering of the 'host
They pointed to the full supply, and
ought they not to rejoice when souls
pant as the hart for the water brooks:
They came forth, saying, "All things
are now ready." Ought they not to
rejoice when the prodigal sits down at
Life insurance men will all tell you
that ministers of religion, as a class.
live longer than any other. It is con
firmed by the statistics of all those
who calculate upon human longevity.
Why is it? There is more draft upon
the nervous system than in any other
profession, and their toil is nost ex
hausting. I have seen ministers kept
on miserable stipends by parsimonious
congregations. who woidered at the
dullness of the sermons. when the
meen of God were perplexed almost to
death by questions of livelihood and
had not enough nutritious food to
keep any fire in their temperament.
No fuel, no fire. I have sonetimes
seen the inside of the life of many of
the American clergymen-never ac
cepting their hospitality, because theyv
cannot afford it-but I have seen them11
struggle on with salaries of 85(00 an~d
860(0 a y-ear, the average less than that.
their struggle wvell depicted by the
Western nuissionlary who says in a let
ter: "Thank you for your last remit
ance. Until it came we had not any
meat in our1 h~ouse for onie year. andt
all last winter, although it was a s
vere winter, our children wore their'
And these men of God I find in dif
ferent parts of the land. struggling
against an~novancees andl exasperations'
inlumlerable, some of themn week af
ter weekentertaining agents wvho hatve
maps to sell and submitting them
selves to all styles of annoyance, and
et without conmplainlt and cheerful of
soul. How do vou account for the
fact that these life inlsuranice men tell
us that nministers as a class live longer
than any others? It is because of the
joy of their work, the joy of the hiary
est field, the joy of greetiig prodigals
home to their Father's house.
We are in sympathy with all itnno
cent hilarities. We can enjoy a hear
v song, and we can be merry with the
nierriest, but those of us who hlave
toiled in the service areready to testify
that all these joys are tame complared
withl thme satisfaction of seeingr men~ en-V
tr the kingdom of God. Thme great
eras of evervmninister are the outpour
ings of the lIoly Ghost, and I thank
God I have seen 21) of thenm. Thank
God, thank God:
I notice also when the prodigtl
comes b)ack all earnest Christians re
joice. If you stood on a promontory,
and there was a hurricane at sea, and
it was blowing toward the shore. and
a vessel crashed into the rocks, antd
you saw people get ashore in the life
boats, and the very last man got on
the rocks in safety, you could not con
trol your joy. And it is a glad timc
when the ch~urch of God sees menwh
are tossed on the ocean of their sins~
plant their feet in the rock Christ
When prodigals come home, just
hear those Christians sing: It is not
a dull tone you hear at such times.
Just hear these Christians pray ! It is
not a stereotyped supplication we have
heard over and over again for 20 years,
but a putting of the case in the hands
of God with an importunate p)leading.
Men never pray at great length unless
they have nothing to say, and thleir
hearts are hard and cold. All the
prayers in the Bible that were answered
were short prayers: "God, be mercia
ful to me. a smnner," "Lord, that I
may receive my sight; "Lord, save
me, or I perish." The longest prayer
Solonon's prayer at the dedication o
the temple, less than eight minutes in
length, according to the ordinary rate
And just hear them pray now that
the prodigals are coming home: Just
see them shake hands: No putting
forth of the four tips of the fingers in
a formal way, but a heairty grasp.
where the muscles of the hleart seem
to clinch the fingers of one hand.
And then see those Christain faces,
how ilhunincd they are: And see
that old man get up and with the same
voice that he sang 50 years ago im the
old country meeting house say, "Now,
Lord, lettest thou thy servant depam4
in peace, foi' mine eyes have seen thy
stvatio." There was a man of Keith
who w'as hurled into parison in time
of preseution, and one day lie got off
his shackles, and lie came and stood
by the prisonecr door, and whien the
jailr' was opening the door with one
stroke lie struck down the man who
had incae~rcerated himi. Passing along
te streelts of London. he wondered
where his family was, IIe did not
(lare to ask last 'he excite suspicion;
but, passing along a little way from
tte priisoin, lie was a IKeith tan kar'd. a
cu that beloniged to the famnily from
reterationi to geeration-hle saw it inl
window,,. Ihis famtily, hoping that
soe day lie would get chir'e, caime
and live'd as iiear as they'~ could to the
prison house, and they set that Keth
tankard in the wintdow, hoping lie
would see it. And Ihe camte along anid
saw it and knocked att the door atnd
went in. and the long absent famiily
were all together again. O)h, if' you
w.u str-t fr the kingedom of God
A cream e' tartar Daning powder
Hiighest of all in leaveiing strength.-La
est United States Goveruntnnt Vood Re
Roya! akingIa Piwder Oampaai
106 Wall st.. N Y
toda v. I think somie of you Would fiind
nearly all rour friends and nearly all
your fanifes around the holy tan'kard
of the holy communion-fathers.
motliers. brotliers, sisters around that
sacred tankard which commemorates
the love of Jesus Christ. our Lord. Oh,
it will be a great communion day
when your whole family sits around
the sacred tankard. One on earth,
one in beven.
Once mure I remark that when the
prodigal gets back the inhabitants of
heaven keep festival. I am very cer
tain of it. If you have never seen a
telegraphic chart, you have no idea
how many cities are connected to
gether and how many lands. Nearly
all the neighborhoods of the earth
seem reticulated, and news flies from
city to city and from conti
neut, to continent, but more
rapidly go the tidings from earth
to heaven, and when a prodigal re
turns it is announced before the
threne of God, and if these souls
today should enter the kingdom there
would be sonic one in the heavenly
kingdom to say, "That's my father,"
"That's my mother." "That's my son,"
-That's my daughter." "That's my
friend," "'That's the one I used to
pray for," "That's the one for whom
I wept so many tears," and one soul
would say "Hosanna!" and another
soul would say "Halleluiah!"
Pleased with the news, the saints below
In songs their tongues emp'oy.
Beyond the skies the tidings go,
And heaven is filed with joy.
Nor angels can their joy contain,
But kindle with new fire.
The sinner lost is found, ther sin:,
And strike the sounding lyre.
At the banquet of Lucullus sat Ci
cero. the orator. At the Macedonian
festival sat Philip, the conqueror. At
the Grecian banquet sat Socrates, the
philosopher, but at our Father's table
sit all the returned prodigals, more
than conquerors. The table is so wide
that its leaves reach across seas and
acioss lands. Its guest are the re
decimned of earth and the glorified of
heaven. The ring of God's forgive
ness on every hand, the robe of a Sa
viour's righteousness adroop from
every shoulder. The wine that glows
in thie cups is from the bowls of 10.000
sacraments. Let all the redeemed of
eairth and all the glorified of heaven
rise, and with gleaming chalice drink
to the returnl of a thousand prodigals.
Sing, sing. sing! "Worthy is the
lani, thait was slain to receive blessing
and riches and honor and gloryan
power, world without end!
COTTON PLANTERS' ASSOCIATION.
An organization Nationai in its Scope.
Fogrmed by Southern Growers.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 14.-The
cotton gr'owers' convention reassem
bled today and organized an associa
tion to be national in its scope for the
better protectioni of the planters' in
The committee on statistics was in
structed to obtain and arrange for
the use of the convention official sta
tistics of cotton, thd~ prices for the
past ten years. etc. The president of
the convention, Commissioner Lane
of Alabama, read a statement show
ing by the census returns that resolu
ions on the part of the planters to re
strict acreage have been followed by a
decreased outp~ut of cotton. The res
olutions of the committee continued,
with sp ecial resolutions subsequently
otlered and adopted by the conveni
tion to cover the following subjects:
1. Reduction of cotton acreage and
incr'easedl attention to the production
2. Greater attention to stock and
3. Encouragement of mannfactur
ing in the South by exempting manu
fatories from taxation for a period
of ten s-ears.
4. Encouragement of immigration.
The resolution advises that largre plan
tations be divided into small~ farms
and the latter be sold to bona fide
5s. Recommending that cotton be
withheld from sale" by farmers who
are not in debt to their factors and
that it be held for a rise-'"which may
reasonably .be expected if present
heavy receipts are appreciably re
6. The organization of the Cotton
Planters' Association of thme United
States of America to meet at least
twice a year and to consist of four
delegates~ from each Congressional
District in the cotton growing States
and three delegates at largre from each
State appointed by the Governors of
such States. irrespective of party pref
eence, said association is to hold its
first meeting in Jackson, Miss., the
second Wednesday in January, 1895.
7. Cotton seed trusts are condemned.
S. Congress is petitioned to pass the
9. Congress is requested to refund
the cotton tax collected in 1866-67.
The convention then organized the
new association by electing officers to
serve until the January meeting as
follows: Governor James Stone of
Mlississippi, pr1eident: Hon. J. 0.
-Waddel of Georgia and Commissioner
of Agriculture, vice presiden; Robert
E. Eckberger' of Alabama, secretary,
aid Pr'of. James Smith of Georgia.
treasurer. The chairman of the con
ventiont was requested to issue an ad
dress to all business interests asking
co-operation in obtaining the objects
of the associationi.
Thme following resolution wvas also
adoped : Resol)ve'd. That the honest
coun ction of this convention as prac
ticz'l couten gr'owers is that the esti
mates that are being sent by the cot
on exchanges in reference to the crop)
ae excessiv'e and it is the belief of
tis convict ion. b ased upon pr'actical
ob~serationa and the best statistical in
fomnatioin. that the presenut crop will
ot exceedl 8.500t.000~ bales.
The conivenitionl then adjourned
MIus. Nov. 14.-Willie Smith,
a negro) boy, fancied he saw a ghost
ini thei roa1d, and, runing home, he
informied his mo(thler. The lad became
teriblv e'xcited. and ia physician was
sunn<'>ned. buit, despite every effort,
IN THE PHOSPHATE FIELDS.
Statements of the Rock Mined During the
COLtMBIA, S. C., Nov. 14.-The fol
lowing statement of the operations in
the State phosphate territory during
the past year will be of great interest
to everybody in the State, in view of
the desolation wrought in the territo
ry by the hurricane in August. 1893.
It is the general summary, which will
conclude the annual report of State
Phosphate Inspector A. W. Jones to
the gislature, now in course of
e total number of tons of rock
shipped forthe year, commencing Sep
teniber 1st, 1893, and ending August
31st, 1894, was 114,281 77-100 tons.
Of the rock sent to market there have
To foreign ports, tons.......84,497.00
Coastwise ports, tons........10,173.00
Taken to Charleston, tons... 12,730.77
Taken to Beaufort, tons..... 7,884.00
The amount of royalties to the State
at 50 cents per ton for actual shipments,
without regard to the price of the rock
per ton, is as follows:
Companies. Tons Shipped. Royalties
Coosaw Co..... 52,627.00 $28,313.77
phate Co...... 16,611.00 8,305.50
Co........... 5,005.00 2,502.50
Co........... 214.24 107.12
James Reid...... 1,986.00 993.00
John C. Nelson.. 504.00 252.00
Additional royalties due the State
for excess of value "free on board,"
over $4 per ton:
Coosaw Co.......47,758.53 $ 563.S6
phate Co.......16,611.00 255.73
John C Neln.... 504.00
James Reid....... 1,986.00
Royalties to the State on tons
Additional royalties on ex
cess of value............. 2,376.30
Amount of tons adjusted for
errors of value........ 98,685.77
Number tons to be adjuste&:
Coosaw Co........ 4,869
Farmers' Mining Co.10,727 15,596.00
The reason the excess value on the
15,596 tons is not given. is because the
amount of sales has not bee ii received.
The total number of tons of rock
mined during the year is estimated at
The number of tons on hand Sep
tember 1, 1894, is estimated at 14,644
tons as follows:
Coosaw 0................. 5,197
Farmers' Mining Co.......... 2,96
Beaufort Phosphate Co.......5,544
John C. Nelson............... 382
James O'Hear............... 625
MUSCOGEE WANTS TROOPS.
The Cook Gang Terrorlzlng the Indian
WAsHINGTON, Nov. 14.-The Comn
missioner of Indian Affairs today re
ceived the following telegram from
~USKOGEE, I. T., Nov. 14.-As I
predicted would be the case, the Cook
gang, estimated at fifteen strong, held
up the north~ bound train at 10 o'clock
last night at Blackstone Switch, five
miles north of this place. They rob
bed all the passengers, g'etting consid
erable money and ot'her property.
Nobody killedl. The courts are utterly
powerless to protect us in either life
or property and I see no end to the
trouble except the military intervene.
I must recommend that troops be sent
here. Please refer this matter to the
Hon. Secretary of the Interior and, if
need be, to the President. The utmost
consternation prevails and people law
fully residing in the territory are at
the mercy of the bandits. In the last
few days this gang has committed
rape, murder and every sort of rob
bery and the State of affairs is a
shame and reproach to civilization.
The Secretary of War upon the ad
vice of the attorney general recently
held that he was not to authorize
troops to the territory, and it is said by
Interior department officials that Sec
retary Sihis pwerless in the mat
ter. The telegram, however, will be
referred to Secretary Lamont that he
may understand the situation."
Four United States marshals were
guarding the express car of the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas train, which
was held up by the Cook gang yester
day, but they were as useless as lambs
until the bandits had disappeared.
There were six marshals in the coach
es, but they contributed their guns,
money and jewelry without a mur
mur. Indian Agent 'Wisdom has
wired Secretary Smith for troops
forthwith. L. C. Perryman, chief of
the Creek Nation, wired the United
States Attorney at Fort Smith to place
his marshals in the Cherokee Nation,
and that he would place seventy-five
Indian sheriffs in the Creek Nation at
the nation's expense and drive the
Cook gang out of the Creek Nation or
kill them. Agent Wisdom has wired
all his Indian police to report at the
agency at once. J. C. McAllister,
Unitedl States marshal for the Indian
Territory, has just arrived, and is co
oerating with Chief Perrpnan,Agent
isdom and the United States Attor
ney for the Territory. Marshal Mc
Alister has 200 deputies that he can.
draw from. Agent Wisdom has
twenty-eight Indian police and the
Fort Smith court has seventy-five
marshals. In all there are 350 men
subject to call to hunt the robbers.
LoNDOs, Nov. 13.-Three thousand
Armenians, includino women and!
childlen, are reportea to have been
massacred according to a Constantin
ople dispatch to the Daily News, in the
Sassoun region, near Moosh, Turkish
Arenia, during a recent attack by
the Kurps. Twenty-five villages were,
destroyed. The Turkish officials de
clare that the report is not true, and -
that it grew out of the supppression of
a small uprising in the region in ques
tion. The British ambassador is mnak
ing inquiries into the matter.
Comming to their Sense.
CIcINNATI, 0., Nov. 13.-Cincin
nati and the rest of Hamilton County
to day electted Aaron McNeill, Demo
crat. judge of the insolvency court
over John R. Von Seggern, Republi
can, by 3,158 majority. V on Seggern
was opposed by the bar association.
The Tribune fought Von Seggeraii
bitterly, while the other Republican
papers supported him, so the Tribune
claims the result as a victory for it.
One week ago the Republicans carried
th omnty by 2.&000.
means so much more than
you imagine-serious and
fatal diseases result from
trifling ailments neglected.
Don't play with Nature's
oIf you ae f nel
and -eneall 11=
B I anc cant work,
medicine wh c is
Ir ion Brown's Iron Bit.
i Malria, eros Alenbts
]B~tte tles cure-benefit
S Wmn comes from the
Bnoittwers uere frst (ose
Fair ~ &~t view andbok-re. P
Dyspepsia, Kidney and Uver
Constipation, Bad Blood
Malaria, Nerv s uilments
T only the genuine-it as rosed red
lines on the wrapper. All others are sub
stitutes. On receipt of two 2c. stap we
will send set ofuT Beautifnl aWodis
Fair Views and book-free.
BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, MD:
CITIZENS OF CLARENDON
You have gone through two years
f the greatest deprivation, and now
here are certain goods you are com
pelled to buy.
The prospec~ts are for a better crop
than you have had for four years,
and we trust you are in a condi
Buy Tlis gods
re not satisfied-we want more.
Your friend now-a-days is
If you will give us a chance we
will help you. Come and try
)UCER & BULTMAN,
l-mtr, S. o.
P. S. We are helping to dcwn the
jute trust by buying Sugar Bags, the
aeapest covering for cotton bales. If
>u have not tried it, do so.
L. W. FOILSOM,
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SUMTE R, S. C.
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- Watches, Diamonds,+-:
)ptical Goods, Fine Knives, seisos and
Raziors, Ma chine NeedlesEtc
S. THOMAS,Ja. .i M. ROMAS.~
stephen Thomas, Jr. & Bro.
WERY, SILVER & PLATED WARE,
Spectacles, Eye 6lasses &Fancy Bonds,
prWatches and .icwelry repaire~l by
257 KING STRFEX,
ChIARLESTON, S. U.
Manning Collegiate Institute,
M.ANNING, S. C.
Do You Intend to Educate Your Children I
If so, Patronize the Institute. Why I
Because the Institute is well equipped for its work, and offers advantages
that are not to be found elsewhere in the county. Besides the advantages
in the courses of study, moderate tuition rates, cheap board, healthfulness
of the town, combined with others of equal importance make it to you in
terest to send here.
RLeac1! Comnsicer! Aat
Send for catalogue.
E. J. BROWNE, Principal.
WM. SHEPPERD & 00.
ASSORTMENT G00ds, Etc.,
Send for circulars
Timw e, and price lists.
No.. 232 Meeting St., CHARLESTON, S. C.
PERCIVAL M'FG. CO
DOORS : SASH, : AND BLINDS.
4:8 to 486 Meeting Street. CHARLESTON, S.C
OTTO TIEDEMAN & SONS,
Wholesale Grocers and Provision Dealers,
172, 174, and 176 East Bay Street,
Palmetto Pharmacy Save Your Eyes!
When yo need a pair of spectacles don't
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M AIL, Express or Freight goods to any
part of the United States or abroad.
Orders receive prompt attention immedi
ately upon receipt. In sending money for
articles not quoted in this list or our free
catalogue, send the amor at of retail price
less 20 per cent. Any difference will be
returned by next mail. Our business is
sTRIcTLx cAsE. Goods sent C. 0. D. to re
sponsible parties. We solicit a share of
your mail orders. THE CELEBRATED
Price. lar. -
Allcock's Porous Plasters, 10 25
Belladona Plasters, 15 25 -AND
Capcine Plasters, Benson's, 15 25
Alcock's Bunion Plasters, large 18 25 + EYE -:- GLASSES. -
Allcock's Corn Plasters, 08 10 For s-de by
Our Little Liver Pills, 1. 25
Cuticura Resolvent, 85 1 00 Dl W. . BROCKIN.CTON,
Cuticura Salve, 40 50 Manning, S. C.
Cuticura Soap, 15 25
Anti-Pain Plasters, 10 25 TUy T E &
Simmon's Liver Regulator 67 1 00 40
No-To-Bac, 3 boxes for 250
Chichester's Pennyroyal Pills, 1 85 2 00 ~
Hall's Syrup of Hyphosphites, 90 1 50 V 7' -
Pennyroyal Pills, 75 1 00 1 1 r1
Dr. Felix LeBrun's Steel and
Pennyroyal Pills, 67 1 00
Alligator Liniment, 25
Scott's Emulsion, 67 1 00
Acid Phosphate, Horsford's, $ .40 $ .50
Ayer's Pills, 20 2.3___
Pierce's Favorite Prescription 75 1 00
Hall's Emulsion 25c and 50
Cod Liver Oil, pure, 45c, pint, 50
Cod Liver Oil, pure, 80c, quart, 1 00
Castile Soap, 12 oz cake, 10 15
Castile Soap, imported, per lb., 20 25
West's Nerve & Brain Treatment 67 1 00 -
Phosphodine, 85 1 00
Extract Witch Hazel, pints, 20 25 MOST
Carter's Little Liver Pills, 15 ~Ro
.s9We claim to have the best stock of TO
Druggists' Sundries, Perfumery, Tooth,
Nail and Hair Brushes, Combs, Sponges,
Chamois Skins and Toilet Requisites in the ; -
City. We can mail over 2,000 articles in C U Sq.,N.Y
the Drug line, anywuere, and pay special - , "sjn Luck," and
attention to mail orders. We will mail our sowing Machine.
catalogue to any address about April 1st,
1894. While this catalogue is not complete - . M
it will give some idea of the stock we c . . MASS.
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Opposite Dime Savings Bank. SOUTHERN RUIT 0
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DEALERS IN AND MANUFACUBERs1 oF I'MPOTERS AND W11OLESALE DEALERS IN
Cakes, Biscuits and Plain
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.Nit ulegethd Sipping huhg Etcs.
Penny Candies and Chewing Gums. 0
French Mixtures and
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319 King Street, CHARLESTON, S. C- C h.arleston., 4. o.
S.J. J.PERY. X. R. SIMONS. B.A. PRINGLE. jOnlers soleited, promptly shipped,
Cx aretr l selectedl.
Johnston, Crews & C0
JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS,
Notions and Small Wares,
Nos. 49 Hayne & 112 Market Streetsi
CH ARLESTON, S. C.
JEFERON D. ALSP'ROOK,
EFES A T Toi:EY AT LA AW,
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Office in TDIEs building. Special atten-- ~
tion given all busincss in his charge. For sal only~ by Moses Lei Man
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