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"Where sunless iIvers weep
Their w- vesz iuto the de'p,
zhe s'eeps a cha-Imed sleep;
Awake her iot,
Led by a single star.
She cam- fromi very far
To qsek whlere hadows ate
rier pleasant lot.
"She left the rosy worn
She left the fi-lds of corn
For twilight cold. and 101,
And water sprmnrzs
ThrcuAh slee', as throu zh a veil,
She sees the skv lo-k pale,
And bears the nhtiugale
Tnat sad1y sings.
"est, rest, a per-ect rest
Shed over brow and breast.
Her face Is towards thi-' west.
'Ihe purple land.
fhe cannot see the grain
RipeE inz on hull and plain;
Sie cannot feel the iai-n
Upon her hand
-Rest, rest for evermore;
Upon a mossy share;
Rest, ri st, at the heart's co e
Till time shall cease.
Sleep that no pain shall wale:
Night that no morn shall break,
Till joy shall overtake
Her perfect reace."
OUR FRIENDS THE WYDESWARTHS.
We were very plain pec.ple. Mrs.
Crumplehorn and I-I'm Mr. Crum
plehorn-when the death of a distant
relative made us uaexpectedly rich.
Now I'm not going to be mneanl
enough to put the blame of what fol
lows on Mrs. Crunplehorn. That
dodge of husbands laying their sins at
their wive's doors began at a very
early stage of the world's history, and
small good it did the man that tried it
We had hardly come into possession
of our fortune-certainly hadn't begun
to feel at home in it-when the season
at Saratoga opened, and Mrs. Crun
plehorn said we must go there, as
everybody that was anybody did: that
it was expected of us-by whom. I
don't remember that she stated: in
short, that there was "rio getting out
of it." I really didn't see that there
was, and so we went.
We found a crowd of people there.
none of whom we knew. You can't
think how unsociable they were.
Why, when Mrs. Crumplehorn, just
to be civilasked a lady where she had
bought the stuff in her dress, and how
much it had cost a yard, she received
for answer such a stare as- made the
cold chills run over her, and, to use
her own expression, "came near girv
ing her a turn."
Hops" to people that don't dance,
games to people that can't play them,
and jostling people one doesn't know,
are. very tiresome modes of- killing
time. In two days I had enough of
it, and Mrs. Crumplehorn expressed
herself satisfied in three.
We had just concluded to set fash
ionable opinion at defiance and go
home and take things comfortable,
when, as luck would have it, we made
the acquaintance of General and Mrs.
Wydeswarth; and so agreeable did it
prove, that our puftpose of speedy de
parture was at once reconsidered, and
During our stay, which was pro
longed several weeks, the General and
myself, similarly his lady, and Mrs.
Crumplehorn, were inseparable. They
were a very entertaining and agreea
ble couple, quite up to the highest
notch of fashion, but not in the least
proud. Why, bless you, the General
made no more of walking arm and
arm with me, and thought it no more
a liberty to b'e invited to drinik cham
pagne at my expense than his aristo
cratic wife did to be offered-and to
accept, too-Mrs. Crumplehorn's fin
est diamond ring as a marriage anni
versary present, of the event of which
happy occasion she took care to give
Mrs. C. private and confidential no
When the time came for going we
had become so attached to our new
friends that we gave them a cordial
invitation to pay us an early visit,
which they promised to do.
While the two ladies were taking
an affectionate leave, crying and kiss
ing one another by turns, the Genera]
took me aside' and disclosed the fact
that, owing to the miscarriage of an
expected remittance he found himself a
little short of fund.s. If I could ac
commodate him with-say $500-it
would relieve him from present embar
rassment and he would return it the
following week when he and Mrs.
W. came to pay their promised visit.
I was deeply affected at this mark of
confidence, and at once handed over
the amount, and after another pathet
ic scene between Mrs. W. and Mrs. 0.
we tore ourselves away.
Punctual tothe day our distinguish
ed~guests arrived, and right glad we
were to see-them. Our country home
had seemed dull since our return,
mainly owing, no doubt, to the absence
of the dear friends to whose society
we had grown accustomed.
The General was captivated witht
our ruralabode. He thought of build
'ing just such a house himself: and
'nothing would do but I must show~
/him over the premises-which I did,
pointing out every nook, corner and
apartment, with a conscious pride
which my friend's praises served in no
way to abate.
The first flurry over, we were-just
getting cleverly settled down, and be
ginning to enjoy ourselves in earnest,
when an event occurred to mar our
The house was entered by burglars
one night, ransacked from top to bot
tom.Our own loss,though by no means
trifling-consisting of all'the plate.
and over a thousand dollars in mnoney
we could have grinned and borne:
but Mrs. Wydeswarth's diamonds-we
had never seen them, but they must
have been slendid-and the General's
ktok, fat with untold green
~ks, that was what crushed us.
"Never mind, my dear fellow," said
the General with the fortitude of a
hero; "my chief regret is on your ac
count. It wvill compel me to defer pay
ment of that little loan a few days lon
rOn the whole, I'm rather glad]I
'idn't tink of returning- it sooner
though, as the loss would then have
I begged him not to think of such a
trifle; and when I offered to replenish
his purse till another remittance came,
hesadme " the back, and called
which followed close upon the burg
lary, Mrs. Wydeswarth insisted on lher
acceptance of a magnificent breastpim,
which had somehow escaped the vigil
ance of the robbers. Mrs. C. would
declined the gift, could she have done
so without wounding her friend's fcol
ings; but it was manifest she couldn't,
so she took it.
Just then the General put a letter
in his wife's hand.
"How provoking:" the latter ex
claimed when she had read it.
"What: my lifer"
"Why, that Fannie Fitz Blodgitt
should," just at this time, take it inte
her head to get married and insist on
my being present, in fulilment of
promise we made each other at school.'
"It is a little inconvenient," said th<
"There's no help for it: I must givi
it up :" sighed Mr-s. Wy-deswarthr, - .
couldn't think of appearing on suci
an occasion without jewels.
"Of course not,'" the General as
"My dear Aspasia," interrupted 3Irs
Oru1mmr-she had 1rown ver,
e ith h-r friend by this time
vj.wels art at your service.
T b . me verV plain, no doubt. in com
Swith tho.se you have been ac
cu1stomeitd to wear: but such as they
are you're w'elcoime to their use."
-M v dear--'but Mrs. W.'s feelings
were too iany for her.
The siation was extremely deli
cate. I scarcely knew how to'act. I
managed, however, to tip the General
a wink, and he followed mne out.
I'm afraid I did it very awkwardly:
but I somehow succeeded in making
him comprehend that if his wife could
make out with '-Mrs. C.'s diamonds
they had cost seven thousand dollars
-tie want of ready money for travel
ing expenses needn't stand in the way.
He grasped iy hand, and pocketed
Mrs. Wvdesw'artli packed up lier
things, Poliv's diamonds included.
commended her husband to our care.
promised to he back in a week, and
was waiting for the carriage in which
we were all to ride to the station to
gether, when her husband came in.
fooking a good deal concerned.
Hetoo had received a letter, sum
moning hin away on important busi
ness. It was necessary he should
leave at once--by the same train witn
his wife, in fact.
Loath as we were to part with both
our friends at once, it was, after all,
-ratifying to think that Mrs. W. would
be saved the annoyance of traveling
At the station I succeeded in pressing
a couple of hundred more on the Gen
eral, to meet his own expenses. As lie
was only to be gone a couple of days.
that sui, he said, would be aniple.
The kissing of the ladies, and the
handshaking of the General and my
self, were interrupted by the cry of
"All aboard:" and in anothermoment
the train was lumbering oil', Mrs.
Wvdeswarth waving her handkerchief
from the window at Mrs. Crumplehorn
standing weeping on the platformi.
We were just getting back into the
carriage. when another train stopped,
out of which three men rushed, in one
of whon we recognized the husband
of the unsociable lady that had given
Mrs. Crumplehorn the "turn."
"Here's a couple of them:" shouted
the latter gentleman, making a dash
toward us; "and, by Jove ! that's my
wife's breastpin that woman has on
"What do you mean ?you villains!"
I roared, aiming a blow at one of the
m~n, who had laid his hands some
what rudely on Mrs. Crumplehorn's
"Come: none of that, my covey:"
exclaimed another of the men: and
before I knew it, a pair of handcuffs
were snapped on my wrists.
We were about being hustled off,
and Heavens knows what would have
come of it, if some of our neighbors
hadn't interfered and demanded an
Everything was soon made plain
enough. The General and his wife
so called-were a couple of notorious
thieves, in league with goodness
knows how many others. They had
been plying their vocation at Saratoga
under the guise of a pair of fashiona
bles. Among their victims had been
the unsociable lady. And Mrs. Crum
plehorn and myself, whom nobody
knew, having constantly been seen in
the Wydeswarth's company were, nat
urally enough, suspected as accom
plices-a suspicion materially strength
ened, I may add, by one of the stolen
articles being found in Mrs. C's. pos
My own statement. however, and
the testimony of our neighbors, com
pletely satisfied the strange gentle
man and the two detectives, and Mrs.
C. and myself were at once released.
I was willine to say no more about
it, but Mrs. C.%eing a woman of spirit
as she handed back the breastpin,
couldn't refrain from sending her
compliments to the gentleman's wife.
"And tell her,"~ she said. "if Ilever
shouldthink of stealing, it'll not be a
trumpery piece of pinchbeck like
She had called it a "love of a thing"
that very morning; but circumstances
Polly and I are not going to .Sara
toga next season. To say nothing of
the water, we've had quite enough of
fashionable society for one while.
A BLOW AT THE DISPENSARY.
Judge Gofr Grants an Isnjunction Against
CoUixxIA, S. C. April 22.-Judge
Goff's gaff is getting in its work again.
He made another lunge with it yes
terday and it penetrated dee p into the
fabrics of the South Carolina State
The dropping of bombs into
South-'Carolina from the long range
guns on the turrets of Judoe Gotf's
court room in Clark-sburg, \Nest Ya.,
seems to be the order now. Before the
public has recovered from the first
shock another and more severe one
The State mentioned a few days ago
the fact that Dr. Sampson Pope and J.
F. J. Caldwell, Esq., of Newberryv,
had gone on to Washington to apply
for an injunction against the dispeni-.
sary authorities. It now appears that
theyv went to Clarksburg, and applied
for'the injunction befoi'e Judge Goff
yesterday. the case being that of
"Dumbar vs. the Statc Board of Con
trol and F. M. Mixon, Commission
Judge Goff granted an order provid
First. That on motion of Messrs.
Caldwell and Pope. it is ordered that
the bill for injunction be filed in the
clerk's otlice at Charleston.
Second. That it is ordered that the
defendants be required to show cause
at Columbia, S. C., on May 2, why
the prayer of the petitioners for a per
manent injunction shall not be grAnt
Third. That it is further ordered
that the defendants herein. their
age'nts, officers and employes, and the
sheriffs, and ptolice officers of the State
of South Carolina or ofany municipal
itv therein be enjoined and restrained
ijtil the further order of this court
from interfering in any manner what
soever with the commerce between the
States. aiid, to that end, that they are
hereby restrained from interfering
with the agents or employees of the
c-mmon carriers in said State in aniy
man nei' whatsoever whilst transpot
img. hioldin g, or delivering articles of
commerce brought by said common
carriers in the State: or interfering in
any- manner whatsoever with articles
of 'commerce so) broughlt into the State
whilst in the hands of the consignees
Fourth. That the bill and this order
shall be served on the defendants on or
before the 25th day of April, 19J'5.
Fifth. That the defendants. the State
Board of Control, and Mixson, comi
missioner, shall answer the interr-ogat
oies filed therewith by the 25th day
of April, 189~5.
Sixth. That the subpoena resp)ond
enunm do issue.
In acco-dance with this order, it ap
pears that anybody who wants to get
any liquor, in no matter what quantity
from an adjoining State, can order it
shipled in : that it can be delivered to
him. and further that no authority can
touch or molest it after it is on the
consignees premiuses, All this to hold
goodI till 31a~y 2.
But if this is done, and the injunc
tion is not made pernmanent, all parties
AFTER THE BATTLE.
REV. DR. TALMAGES SERMON AT T HE
ACADEMY IN NEW YORK.
The Eloquent I rteIer on 111ec'ee.
Temptation and the Wiles of the World
Story of the Good Anmel and the Bad.
NEW Youx. April 21.-There is no
dimiinution in the vast numbers that
asseible froin Suziday to Sunday to
iistein to the elo1n4-t sermons of Rev.
Dr. Tlmage. Today lie chose for his
subject -After the Battle," the text
seleited being I samuel xxxi. 8, "And
it came to pass on the morrow, when
the Philistines caie to strip the slain.
that they found Saul and his three
sons fallen in 'Mount Gilboa."
Sonie of you were at South Moui.. ur
or Shiloh, or Ball's Bluff, or Gettvs
burg, on northern or southern side,
and I ask you if there is any sadder
sight than a battlefield after the guns
have stopped firing? I walked across
the field of Antietam just after the
conflict. The scene was so sickening
I shall not describe it. Ever v valuable
thing had been taken frn the bodies
of the dead, for there are always vul
tures hovering; over and around about
an army, and they pick up the watches
and the mei )randum books. and the
letters. and tne daguerreotypes. and
the hats and the coats, applying them
to their own uses The dead raake no
resistance. So there are always camp
followers going on and after an army,
as wh ? Scott went down into Mexico,
as wh -n Napoleon marched up toward
3Moscow, as when Von MIoltke went to
Sedan. There is a similar scene in my
Saul and his army had been horribly
cut to pieces. Mount Gilboa was ghast
ly with the dead. On the morrow the
stragglers came on to the field, and
they lifted the latchet of the helmet
fron under the chin of the, dead, and
they picked up the swords and bent
them on their knee to test the temper
of the metal, and they opened the wal
lets and counted the coin. Saul lay
dead along the ground, eight or nine
feet in length, and I suppose the cow
ardly Philistines, to show their brav
ery, leaped upon the trunk of his car
cass and jeEred at the fallen slain and
whistled through the mouth of his hel
met. Before night those cormorants
had taken everything valuable from
the field. "And it came to pass on
the morrow when the Philistines came
to strip theslain that they found Saul
and his three sons fallen in Mount Gil
boa. Before I get through today I will
show you that the same process is go
ing on all the world over and every
day, and that when men have fallen
satan and the world, so far from pity
ing them or helping them, go to work
remorselessly to take what little there
is left, thus stripping the slain.
There are tens of thousands of young
men evervyear coming from the coun
try to otir great cities. They come
with brave hearts and grand expecta
tions. The country las sit down in
the village grocery, with their feet on
the iron rod around the redhot stove
in the evening, talking over the pros
pects of the young man who has gone
off to the city. Two or three of them
think that perhaps he may get along
very well and succeed, but the most of
them prophesy failure, for it is very
hard to think that those whom we
knew in boyhood will every make any
reat success in the world.
*But our young man has a fine posi
tion in the dry goods store. The month
is over. He wets his wages. He is
not accustomecitohave so much money
belonging to himself. He is a little
excited and does not know exactly
what to do with it, and he spends it in
some places where he ought not. Soon
there come up new companions and
acquaintances from the barrooms and
the saloons of the city. Soon that
young man begins to waver in the bat
tle of temptation, and soon his soul
goes down. In a few months or few
years he has fallen. He is morally
dead. He is a mere corpse of what he
once was. The harpies of sin snuff up
the taint and come on the field. His
arments gradually give out. He has
pawned his watch. EIis health is fail
ig him. His credit perishes. He is
too poor to stay in the city, and he is
too poor to pay his way home to the
country. Down, down! Why do the
low fell ows of the city now stick to
him so closely? Is it to help him back
toa moral an~d spiritual life? Oh, no;
I will tell you why they stay ; they are
Philistines stripping the slain..
Do not look where I point, but yon
der stands a man who once had a
beautiful homne in this city. His house
had elegant furniture, his children
were beautifully clad, his name was
synonymous with honor and useful
ness, but evil habit knocked at his
front door, knocked at his back door,
knocked at his parlor door. knock at
his bedroom door. Where is the piano?
Sold to pay the rent. Where [is th~e
hatrack ? Sold to meet the butcher's
bill. Where are the carpets ? Sold to
0-et bread. Where is the wardrobe?
Sold to get rum. Where are the
daughters? Woring their fingers otf try
ing to keep the family together. Worse
and worse until everythitng is gone.
Who is that going up the front steps
of that house? Thal is a creditor, hop
ing to find some chair or bed that has
not been levied upon. -Who are those
two gentlemen nowgoing up the front
steps? The one is a constable; the
other is the sheriflf. Why do they go
there? The unfortunate is morally
dead, socially dead, financially dead.
Why do they go there ?I will tell you
whyv the credlitors, and, the constables,
and the sheriffs go there. They are
some on their own account, and some
on account of the law stripping the
An ex-member of congress, one of
the most eloquent men that ever- stood
in the house of representatives, said in
his last mooments: '"This is the end.
I am dying-dying on a borrowed bed.
covered byv a borrowed sheet, in a
house built by public charity. Bury
me under that tree in the middle o~f
the f ield. wher-eI shall not be cr-owded,
for I have been crowded all my life."
Where were the jolly politicians and
the dissipating comrades who had been
with him laughing at his jokes, ap
plauding his eloquence and plunging
him into sin Thiey have left. Why
His money is gone, his reputation is
gone, his wit is gone, his clothes are
gone. everything is gone. Why
should they stay any longer-? They
have completed their work. They
have stripped the slain.
There is another way, however, of
doing that same work. Here is a man
who, through his sin, is prostrate. He
a-knowledges that he has done wrong.
Now is the time for you to go to that
man and sav, " Thousands of people
have been asfar astray as you are and
got back." Now is the time for you to
go to th-at man and tell him of the om
nipotent grace of God-that is sufhici
ent for- any poor soul. Now is the
tne to go to^ tell hinm how swearing
ihon Bunyan. through the grace
of God, after-ward came to the
celestial city. Now is the time
to go to' that man and tell
him how protligate Newton came,
through conversion, to a wornld -e
nowned preacher of righteousness.
Now is the time to tell that man that
multitudes who have been pounded
with all the lails of sin and dragged
through all the sewers of pollutioni at
last have risen to positivc dominion of
You do not tell him that do you?
No. You say to him: "Loan you
money No. You are down. You
will have to go to the dogs. Lend you
a dollar. I would not lend you 5
cents to keep you from the gallows.
You are debauched. Get out of my
sight now. Down. You will have to
stay down." And thus those bruised
and battered men are sometimes ac
costed by those who ought to to lilt
them up. Thus the last vestige of
houe is taken from them. Thus those
who ought to go and lift and save
them are guilty of stripping the slain.
The point I want to make is this:
Sin is hard. cruel and merciless. In
stead of helping a man up it helps him
down, and when. like Saul and his
comrades, you lie on the field, it will
come and steal your sword and helmet
and shield, leaving you to the jackal
But the world and satan do not do
all their work with the outcast and
abandoned. A respectable impenitent
man comes to die. He is flat on his
back. He could not get up if the nouse
was on fire. Adroitest medical skill
and gentlest nursing have been a fail
ure. He has come to his last hour.
What does satan do for such a man?
Why. he fetches up all the inapt, dis
agreeable and harrowing things in his
life. He says: "Do you remember
those chances you had for heaven and
missed them. Do you remember all
those lapses in conduct? Do you re
member all those opprobrious words
and thoughts and actions? Don't re
member them, eh? I'll make you re
member them." And then he takes all
the past and empties it on that death
bed as the mail bags are emptied on the
postoffice floor. The man is sick. He
cannot get away from them.
Then the man says to satan: "You
have deceived me. You told me that
all would be well. You said there
would be no trouble at the last. You
told me if I did so and so you would
do so and so. Now you corner me and
hedge me up, and submerge me in ev
erything evil." "Ha. ha!" says satan.
"I was only fooling you. It is mirth
for me to see you suffer. I have been
for 30 years plotting to get you just
where you are. It is hard for you now.
It will be worse for you after awhile.
It pleases me. Lie still, sir. Don't
flinch or shudder. Come, now, I will
tear off from you the last rag of expec
tation. I will rend away from your
soul the last hope. I will leave you
bare for the beating of the storm. It
is my business to strip the slain."
'While men are in robust health, and
their digestion is good, and their nerves
are strong, they think their physical
strength will get them safely through
the last exigency. They say it is only
cowardly women who are afraid at
the last and cry out for God. "Wait
till I come to die, I will show you.
You won't hear me pray, nor call for a
minister, nor want a chapter read me
from the Bible." But after the man
has been three weeks in a sick roomhis
nerves are not so steady, and his
worldly companions are not anywhere
near to cheer him up, and he is per
suaded that he must quit life. His
physical courage is all gone.
He jumps at the fall of a teaspoon in
a saucer. He shivers at the idea of
going away. He says: "Wife, I don't
think my infidelity is going to take
me through. For God's sake, don't
bring up the children to do as I have
done. If you feel like it, I wish you
would reaa a verse or two out of Fan
nie's Sabbath school hymnbook oI
New Testament." But satan breaks in
and says: "You have always thought
religion trash and a lie. Don't give
up at the last. Besides that you cannot
in the hour you have to live get off on
that track. Die as you lived. With
my great black wings I shut out that
light. Die in darkness. I rend away
from you that last vestige of hepe. It
is my business to strip the slain."
A'man who had rejected Christiani
ty and thought it all trash came to die.
He was in the sweat of a great agony,
and his wife said, "We had better have
some prayer." "Mary, not a breath
of that," hie said. "The lightest word
of prayer would roll back on me like
rocks on a drowning man. I have
come to the hour of test. I had a
chance, but I forfeited it. I believed
in a liar, and he has left me in the
lurch. Mary, bring me Tom Paine,
that book that I lived by and sworeby
and pitch it into the fire, and let it
burn as I myself shall soon burn.'
And then with the foam on his lip and
his hands tossino wildly in the air, he
cried out :I"Blaciness of darkness! Oh
my God, too late:" And the spirits of
darkness whistled up from the depth
and wheeled around him, stripping
Sin is a luxury now. It is exhilia
ration now. It is a victory now.
But after awhile it is collision.
It is defeat. It is extermina
tion. It is jackalism. It is robbing
the dead. It is stripping the slain.
Give it up today-give itup. Oh, how
you have been cheated on my brozher,
from one thing to another: All these
years you have been under an evil
mastery that you understand not.
What have your companions done for
you? What have they done for your
health ? Nearly ruined it by carousal.
What have they done for your forttune
Almost scatterred it by spendthrift be
havior. What have they done for
your reputation? Almost ruined it
with good men. What have they done
for your immortal soul? Almost in
sured its overthrow.
You are hastening on toward the
consummation of all that is sad. Today
you stop and think, but it is only for
a moment, and then you will tramp
on, and at the close of this service you
will go out. and the question will be,
"How did you like the sermon ?" And
one man will say, 'I liked it very
well," and another man will say, "I
didn't like it at all," but neither of the
answers will touch the tremendous
fact, that, if impenitent, you are going
at 30 knots an hour toward shipwreck.
Yea, you are in a battle where you will
fall, and while your surviving rela
tives will take your remaining estate,
and the cemetery will take your body,
the messengers of darkness will take
your soul and come and go about you
strippjing the slain.
Many are crying out, "I admit I am
slain-I admit it." On what battlefield
my brothers? By what weapon?
"Polluted imagination,"-says one man.
"Intoxicating liquor," says another
mani. 'My own hard heart," says an
other man. Do you realize this? Then
I come to tell you that the omnipotent
Christ is ready to walk across this bat
tlefield and revive and resuscitate and
and resurrect your dead soul. Let
him take your hand and rub away the
numbness: your head and bathe off the
aching: your heart and stop its wild
throb. He brought Lazarus to life:
he brought Jairus' daughter to life;
he brought the young man of Nain to
life, these are three proofs anyhow
that lie can bring you to life.
'When the Phillistines came dowvn
on the field, they stepped between the
corpses. any they rollcd over the dead,
and they took away everything that
was vatuable. and so it was wvith the
people that followed after the armies
at Chancellorsville, and at Pittsburg
Landing. and at Stone River-. and at
Atlanta. stripping the slain, but the
northern and southern women
-God bless them :-came on
the field with basins and rads
and towels and lint and cordials and
Christian encouragement, and the
poor' fellows that lay there lifted up
that does feel since vou dressed it:"
and others looked up and said. Oh,
how von make me think of iiv moli
er!" and otiers saidl. -Tell the, folks
at hoiniie I died thinking aha tIhm.
and another looked up aiid idis.
won't Vou sing m1fe a verse o 1f ,w
Sweet Honw,' before I die And hen
the tattoo was souided, and the bats
weite of. and the service was read. -I
am the resurrection and the life.* and
in honor of the departed the nnski~ts
were loaded and the command given:
And there was a shingle set up at
the head of the grave. with~ the epitaph
of Lieutenent-in the Fourteenth
Massachusetts regulars." or "Ciptain
-in the Fifteenth regiment of South
Carolina volunteers. And so now
across this great field of moral and
spiritual battle the angles of God come
walking among the slain, and there
arevoices of comfort and voices of hope
and voices of resurrection, and voices
One night I saw a tragedy on the
corner of Broadway and Houston
street. A young man, evidently doubt
ing as to which direction lie had better
take. his hat lifted high enough so
that you could see he had an intelli
gent forehead, stout chest: he had a ro
bus development. Spiendid young
man. Cultured young man. Honor
ed young man. Why did he stop there
while so many were going up and
down? The fact is that every man has
a good angel and a bad angel contend
ing for the mastery of his spirit, and
there was a good angel and a bad angel
struggling with that young man's soul
at the corner of Broadway and Hous
Come with me," said the good angel
"I will take you home. I will spread
my wings over your pillow. I will
lovingly escort you all through life un
der supernatural protection. I will
bless every cup you drink out of, every
couch you rest on, every doorway you
enter. I will consecrate your tears
when you weep, your sweat when you
toil, and at the last I will hand over
your grave into the hand of the bright
angel of a Christian resurrection. In
answer to your father's petition and
your mother's prayer I have been sent
of the Lord out of heaven to be your
guardian spirit. Come with me," said
the good angel in a voice of unearthly
symphony. It was music like that
which drops from a lute of heaven a
seraph breathes on it. "No, no." said
the bad angel. "Come with me. I
have something better to offer. The
wines I pour are from chalices of be
witchino' carousal. The dance I lead
is over floor tessellated with unrestra
ined indulgences. There is no God to
frown on the temples of sin where I
worship. The skies are Italian. The
paths I tread are through meadows,
daisied and primrosed. Come
with me." The young man
hesitated at a time when hesita
tion was ruin, and the bad angel smote
the good angel until it departed, spread
ing wings through the starlight up
ward and away until a door flashed
open in the sky, and forever the wings
vanished. That was the turning point
in that young man's history, for, the
good anoel flown, he hesitated no
longer, 'but started on a pathway
which is beautiful at the opening, but
blasted at the last.
The bad angel, leading the way, op
ened gate after gate, and iteach gate
the road became rougher and the sky
more lurid, and what was peculiar as
the gate slammed shut it came to with
a jar that indicated that it would never
open. Passed each portal, there was
a otrinding' of locks and a shoving of
bots, andethe scenery on either side
of the road changed from gardens to
deserts, and the June air became a
cutting December blast, and the bright
wings or t he bad angel turned to sack
cloth, and the eyes of light became
hollow with hopeless grief, and the
fountains that at the start had tossed
with wine poured forth bubbling tears
and foaming blood, and on the right
side of the road there was a serpent.
and the man said to the bad angel,
"What is that serpent?" and the an
swer was, "That is the serpent of
stinging remorse." On the left side the
roadi there was a lion, and the man
asked the bad angel. "What is that
lion?" and the answer was, "That is
the lion of all devouring despair." A
vulure flew throuo' the sky.
and the man asked te bad angel,
"What is~ that vulture?" and the an
swer was, "That is the vulture waitino
for the carcasses of the slain." Ana
then the man began to try to pull off
him the folds of something that had
wound him round and round, and lie
said to the bad angel,, "What is it
that twist me in the this awful convo
lution ?" and the answer was, "That
is the worm that nevr dies."
And then the man said to the bad
angel: "What does all this mean: I
trusted in what you said at the corner
of Broadway and Houston street. I
trusted it all, and whyvhave you thus
deceived me?" Then the last'deception
fell off the charmer, and it said: "I
was sent forth from the pit to
destroy your soul. I watched my
chance for many a long year. When
you hesitated that night on Broadway
I gained my triumph. Now you are
here. Ha, ha! You are here. Come.
now, let us fill these two chialices of
fire and and'drink too'ether to darkness
and woe and deatTi. Hail: Hail:
Oh, young man, will the good angel
sent forth by christ or the .bad angel
sent forth by sin get the victory over
your souli Their wings are irnterlocked
this moment above you, contendmng
above you. cendinig for your destiny.
as above the Apeninines eagle and con
dor fight mid-sky. This hour may de
cide your destiny.
Bloody Work in Edgefield.
EDGEFIELD, April 24 -This morn
ing at 9 o'clock in the store of 1Ham
mond & Co.. at this place. B. L. Jones
shot and killed John C. Swearingen.
About three months ago Jones indicted
Swearingen for obstructing a public
road that led through the former's
place, and Swearingen was tried and
convicted at the last term of.- Court of
the offence. It seems that soon after
the obstruction of the road the rails
used in forming the obstruction were
burned, and Swearingen claimed that
Jones' son did' the burning, while
Jones alleged that Swearingen was the
uilty party. This among other
causes brought on bad blood between
the par'ties. A few days ago Swearim
en caused the arrest of a negro and
oded him in jail, claiming that lhe
could substantiate the charge agaimst
young Jones by the negro's testimony.
Jones bailed ~the negro out. This
morning Swearingen came to town to
see about the matter, anid, as the testi
mony of the coroner's investigation
discloses, on entering the store was
asked by young Jones if lie Swearin
gent hadl said lie bur'nt the rails and if
ie did it was false. Other words pass
ed between young .Jones and the de
ceased, during which time Mr'. B. L.
Jones came in and told Swearingen if
ie desired to talk to any one to talk to
him. Swearingen thr'ew his hands on
his hip pockets, at wich both piarties
drew pistols and commenced lirmng.
The witnesses could not say who shot
first. Immediately after the firing Swea
ringen fell to thie Iloor and (lied in
twenty minutes. The ball that killedpj~r
Sw~earingen entered at the upper mar
gin of the right ear. penetrating tihe
posterior por'tion of the brain. Jones
was not hit. The verdict of the jury
was in accordance with the above~ facts.
Mr. Jones surrendered aiid is now in
jal h parie were brothers-i n-Ia w.
A cream or tartar DaRng powder.
Highest of all in leavening strength.-La
test United States Government Food Re
F oyal Baking Powder Company,
106 Wall St., N. Y.
DRUNKENNESS A DISEASE
An Important and Interesting Decision of
the Maryland Courts.
In 1894 the Legislature of Maryland
passed what is known as the "Avirett
Inebriate Act," which provides for the
cure of inebriates by the Keeley treat
ment-this. in the cases prescribed in
the Act, at the public expense. Public
opinion very strongly sustained the
new law, but there were, in the
minds of some persons, doubts as to
its constitutionality. To settle this
question a case was made up. to be de
cided by the Superior Court of the
city of Baltimore. That tribunal sus
tained the constitutionality of the law.
An appeal was taken, and the Court
of Appeals, in a well considered opin
ion, aflirms the decision of the lower
court. The following is a synopsis of
the opiw.on. delivered by Judge Rob
Afterstating that the principle in
voked br the act has the same force in
its application to the condition of an
habitual drunkard as to a lunatic pau
per, and that the law is general in its
application is intended alike for city
and county. the opinion continues:
"Whilst it is not claimed that the
Legislature has absolute and unlimit
ed control over the applicant, there
can be no doubt as to the power of the
Legislature to require the payment by
the city of a sum requisite to defray
the expenses of maintenance and med
ical treatment of habitual drunkards
residing within the corporate limits
and committed under the provisions
of the law now under consideration.
If the Legislature has authority,which
we do not question, to treat habitual
drunkards as a class of citizens who
are entitled to be restrained or medi
cally cared for by placing them in in
stitutions for treatment, it would nat
urally follow that in so far as the law
applies to the citizens of Baltimore the
expense of the treatment of its habit
ual drunkards ought reasonably be
borne by it."
It had been contended that the act is
in conflict with the constitution, and
that the Legislature had no power to
compel the city of Baltimore, without
its consent, to tax its citizens for the
treatment of habitual drunkards at an
inebriate asylum. Continuing, the
opinion says: "It is one of the gravest
conditions of the century in which we
live, and of which legislators .have
been compelled to make observation,
that the victims of the excessive use of
alcoholic stimulants, narcotics, &c.,
have grown to be legion; not of heal
thy, robust manhood, but of bioken,
debauched and decrepit men, against
whom and for whom, as a class, pub
lic sentiment has a right'to appeal to
the Legislature for protection. Lord
Baconchas said that 'all the crimes on
earth do not destroy so many of the
human race nor alienate so munch
roperty as drunkenness.' Mr. Justice
Halin in delivering an opinion said:
'There is no justification for holding
that the State under the guise merely
of police regulations, were aiming to
deprive the citizen of his constitution
al right, for we cannot shut out of
view the fact, within the knowledge
of all, that the public health, the pub1
lic morals and the public safety may
be endangered by the use of intoxicat
ing drinks; nor the fact, establshed
by statistics accessible to every one,
that the idleness, disorder, pauperism
and crime existing in the country are
in some degree at least traceable to
this evil.'" After quoting other au
thorities Judge Roberts concludes:
"There is nothing in the contention
that the title to the act violates article
3, section 29, of the constitution,
which provides that every law enacted
by the General Assembly shall em
b-ace but one subject, which shall be
described in its title. The title pro
vides for the treatment and cure of
habitual drunkards, and it is claim
ed that th.is contains more than one
subject. and that in the provisions of
the act nothing is said about 'cure,'
but reference alone is made to the
treatment of habitual drunkards. But
we think the Legislature must have
been iniluenced by the conviction
that the cure would in some instances
at least follow the 'treatment,' and
that cure and treatment constitute but
Thus. by the judgment of the high
est court of the State of Maryland it is
held that drunkenness is indeed a dis
ease. to be treated by proper scientiac
methods. It is also seen that the
methods of Dr. K'eeley are recognized
and directed to be employed.
The Keelev treatment is successfully
administered at the Keeley Institute,
Columbia, S. C.
Five Fegroes Lynched.
ATL.XTA, Ga., April 21.-A dis
patch to The Constitution from Green
vile, Ala., says: Five persons were
arrested vesterday near' Butler Sprinrgs.
this countv. charged withr thre murder
of Watts 'Murphy. a splendid young
man andl neprhew of our fornmer Gover
nor, Tom Watts. Of threse~ two were
men anid thr'ee were women, all col
ored. Th ei rnames were Johmn Rattler,
Zeb Colley. Martha G'reene, Alice
Greene and Mary Deane. Another
negro man, who was also implicated.
made his esicape. A posse of biave and
determin ed men who had charge of
the live prisoniers started from Butler
Sprns distance~ of about sixteen
miles wes of G4reeunville, with tihe live
prisonersN at abotut If0 or 11 o'clock
lst nighit, put them all in tire county
al for tr'-'. At :1 o'clock this morn
Ing, at a Onely place en route, the
a'ty, which was slowly wending its
'.vav to tire Greenville jail, was halted
a-.id commfandeld up)on pain of instant
death to be still. A hundr(11ed probably,
of br'ave and despe'rately de'terumined
men. with arms ini the.ir' hands. took
the live pr'isoneirs fromi theguar'ds and
huLng themr to thre limibs of
treland left their bodies dangling in
ihat positiorrn. Last week Watts Mur
phy, thne mutrdered mn was waylaid,
kilk'd and his boudy er'emated. Noth
jug of his whecreabouts was kniown and
iris family becaetr alarmed and imsti
trted a search fo r him. One of the old
'arilv ser'vants. Zeb. finally tol what
ie kmrew of the mnissig man. His
confesson inivol ved fouir others and it
was repor'ted that all of themr confessed
TH lE covernuor of Nebraska hras ve
ted a bill recently passed by the leg
isat ure arid which p~ermnits inter-mar
..-g between white and blacks. r
HE BROKE THE CHA\%J.
Bill Arp Will Not Hell) Build a Mo1nent
to Gen. Sherman.
The fo]lowing letter froni Bill Arp.
the famous Georgia humorous. ex
Mr. Slickman-Sir: I received your
letter asking for 25 cents to help build
a monument to Gencral Sherman, the
hero of the march to the sea. and
wanting me to send three other names
and warning me not to break the
chain. etc. I wllI go as far as any rebel
so-called to keel) the peace and bury
the past and be friendly: but you must
excuse me. I have lived all my life
in the path of that march to the sea,
and for thirty years I have been strain
ing my mind to see the heroism ini it,
and I can't do it. It just shows how
blinded we poor mortals are. All the
heroism I see is in the retreat of Joe
Johnston, who, with 40,000 men, re
sisted that march of Sherman with
three times that number and killed
more, man for man. than he had sol
diers. There is where the heroism
comes. But we will make a fair
compromise with you. If you and
your boys will contribute 25 cents each
for a monument to Joe Johnston. the
real hero of the march to the sea, we
will let you build one to Sherman and
say nothing about it. We thought
that the time was about out for brag
ging, but if you are determined to keep
it up let's tote fair. It seems to us
that it requires a good deal of cheek
to brag about an army of near three
millions of men whipping an army of
three-quarters - of a milhon in four
years' time. I wouldn't mention it if I
vere you. We are very tired of all
this ridiculous gush about the Grand
Army of the Republic, especailly
when you know or ought . to
know that you have on the pension
rolls more men than we had in our
army during the war. You can't
knock the truth out with monuments.
We will help you build a monument
to all the brave soldiers whafought on
either side and we will bury the toma
hawk and say hurrah for Americans,
but we take no stock in Tecumseh
Sherman, nor any other Sherman that
is kin to him. We would if we could.
but somehow or other we can't. So
you will please excuse me for breaking
the chain. Some of these days, when
this everlasting panic is over, we, will
build a monument to old Joe Johnston
that will tell the truth and commemo
rate the heroism of that march to the
This reminds me of old John Sher
man, the statesman, so-called, and of
a little paper-covered book that is called
"Coin's Financial School" and is go
ing the grand rounds on its silver mis
sion. It did not come from our side of
the country, but it is capturing the peo
ple. I don't know who is behind it. but
do know that it is the brightest, clear
est and most attractive book on the sil
ver side that has been placed before
the American people, and if not an
swered in an effective, convincing way
will sweep this Western country as
fires sweep the praries. It will-not do
for the gold standard folks to say,
"Oh, itis all bosh andispaid for by the
silverites." The book must be an
swered. Maybe it can't be. I don't
know. I can't answer a position in it
and I am an average man. The truth
is, I am afraid to believe all that is in it
for fear somebody will call me a fool.
I asked Joe Chandler Harris about it
yesterday and what he knew about W.
H. Harvey, who wrote it.. He smiled
and said: "Harvey is a silver crank,
,just like I am. They call me a crank,
but nobd y can answer the argument
on the silver side, and hence their
only xeply is that the bcok is a hum
bug-a deceitful snare and all that,
bit the book is taking the Western
and Southern country. They cannot
print them as fast as they are called
for. You will find them on all the
railroads, but as yet they have not got
in the book stores. It is said that 250,
000 copies have already been sold. The
simple colloquial style of questions
and answers and the illustrations cap
ture the common people."
Now, there are a whole lot of us
who have been reading both sides of
the newspapers for a yesar or so, and
we have got all mixed up and come to
the eenclusion that nobody knows
much about it. But this little book
has tbold us more than all the newspa
pers, and if somebody don't publis a
reply to it I'm afraid we will all slide
down the silver tobogg-an and stay
there. Corn says that thie value of all
the property in the United States is
$25,000,000,000 and the indebtedness of
the nation is $17,000,000,000, and he
gives all the figures in detail. Well,
f that's so, we are busted and the ap
pointment of a national receiver is in
order. He says the railroads aloue
owe $5,000,000,000 to Europe- and the
annual interest is$240,000,000, payable
in gold. He says that every kind of
property has been shrinking in value
sine the crime of 1873 that old John
Sherman was the author of. The
crime of demonetizing silver by an act
passed between midnight and day,
when everybody was drunk or asleep
and even General Grant said he didn't
know that he had signed any such an
act. It takes twice as much property
now to pay a debt as it did five years
ago, and as we all owe nearly as much
as we don't owe, the country is about
bankrupt, and a few thousand million
aires will own the whole concern. This
is the picture he draws, and to read it
and believe it makes a man feel like
taking his double barrel shotgun and
joining the army, of bread winners.
The masses of the people are in debt
and while property shrinks, the debts
swell and taxes increase until they are
a burden. The people realize this.
Not long ago Isol a piece of property
for $800 that I refused $1,500 for three
years ago. I was forced to sell to pay
debts and taxes. Some so-called states
men say the wheat and other things
have come downi from overproduction
or fronm cheaper methlods of growing
and harvesting. But Coin says how
about wool that has not increased in
quantity. -but has decreased 60 per
cent, in price? How ab)out horses
t at have been selling in Colorado for
$5 a head ?
The fact is that Coin's book is either
a dangerous fallacy or an alarming
trth. Clevelanid is not in it. nor the
taritY, anid neither will cut any figures
in the presidential election. The shlib
boleth will be, 'Give us back the dol
la' of our daddies, and coin it free!'
Tte old alignment of parties will not
be ill it, but the cry f'roum the West
and tile South will be: "Silver and
gold: Onte and inseparable, now and
!orever''-' BILL ARP.
CousmuL, S. C., April 25.-Thte
penitentiary stables just south of the
walls were burned to thte ground this
afternoon. A frame house just east of
it was also co'nsumed. Loss $5.000.
No insurance. T wo reels lost a wheel
eact going to thte fire. Thte commis
sary of the pemtentiary, inside the
walls, and but a shtort distance from
the stables, was saved by hard work.
Foul Play Suspected.
QsIcY. Fla., April 22.-JIoe Robin
soi. who lives near this place, attended
cturch last nioht with his wife. lea
ing three children at home. Dturing
their absence the house was burned
and the children were cremated. One
was a girl about fifteen y-ears old and
the others were aged ten and five
years, respectively. Foul play is sus
PA Y M'NT.
Suen is the record of the
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Numbers of Beneficiaries Testify to its
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Natural Premium Insurance o the mcs
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