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Biut tWan't (1 it, C hoel't you're bor n
Ef de motive am right, den what sde s111.
I stole (em tritches o baptized in'
Fur mv onliest par v as clean worn out;
Uey gave up de ghost v ben I 'gun to shout.
But 'i0ion am mighty and mus' prevail,
'I ho' it land a darkey in a county Jail.
Th- c' a'n-gang's got me, and the coal mine
But w'at could a 'fen-eless cullud man do?
When de jodge and de jury 'lowed it was a
To steal dem britches to be baptized in'.
Tell all de folks howdy, and goodbye, too,
I'll meet 'em in heaven when my work is
Fur my heart is white, tho' my skin be
I'm gwine to travel on de shinia' track.
In de judgment, old Gabriel, he's gwine to
"Pomp's straight as a shingle and clear as
He'll shout to de world dat it wan't to sin
TO steal dein britches to be baptized in.
A PROXY PR-OPOSAL.
"If in all our lives you need me- if
there should ever be ~anything that I
can do for you. I swear to do it. You
can ask me'nothing which, at any per
sonal sacrifice, kwill not endeavor to
accomplish. You are rich. I poor.
You are somebody; I am nobody.
But the time may come when the
promise will be worth something, and
I will keep it."
An hour before this speech was
made, Frank Millard had saved Paul
Holbrook's sister from a watery grave,
and brought her safe in his strong
arms to the very spot upon the beach at
New t where the two men now stood
There never were two men so utterly
unlike as Paul Holbrook and Frank
Millard. The first a hard working
professional man, who had struggled
for such little success as Fate had
meted out to him, unaided save by his
own hands and brain. The other a
man who had fortune for his friead
from his birth: who neither toiled nor
spun; who was a man of society; a
member of clubs: and one with whom
women always fell in love. From that
day they were friends. And so it came
to pass that, walking down Fifth Ave
nue one day arm in arm, they met
Rose Lewis, that Frank introduced
her to Paul, that they turned and
walked a block with her, and that, a
few evenings afterward, Frank took
Paul to call upon her.
She was beautiful. But that tells
you nothing about the woman-the
frank, sweet, womanly woman with
whom Paul fell in love before he had
known her a month. Wrapped up in
his profession, engrossed by strug
gles for bread and butter, which, while
they seldom prevent a man from do
ing great things, always unfit him for
society, Paul had known few women.
He had no experience by which to
guide himself, or by which to measure
his own feelings. For a while he did
not guess that he was in love, and so
was drawn nearer and nearer to the
whirlpool, until, when the truth at
last dawned upon him, there was no
retreat. It was out of the question
that she should like him. It was im.
possible for him now to cease to love
her-to be happy without her. That
she could care for him never entered
his mind; that she did, would have
been an absurdity too preposterous to
But it was true, nevertheless. Rose
said, "If he cares so little for me, I
will make very sure that he does not
guess I care one whit for him." Paul
said, "She shall never laugh at me,
though she does not love me. She
shall respect me, and never guess her
power, whatever pain I feel."~ And so
)hey-met and parted, day after day;
and no one guessed that anything
troubled the heiress but Frank Millard;
and only two, the same Frank Millard
and Paul's sister Ruth, saw how pale
Paul grew. Poor Ruth ! who in'her
terror asked Frank Millard one day,
if he thought that Paul were ill.
"He is so unlike himself." she said.
"I am frightened, Mr. Millard."
And Frank had said, "I think that
your brother cannot be very ill. If
anything troubles him that will pass
"But do you know of anything that
can trouble Paull" asked Ruth. And
Frank had answered, "PerhapsI guess
at something, but I am not certain."
They were together a good deal,
Frank Millard and Ruth. It had
entered Paul's head at times, that this
fellow liked his sister very well; of
late, that it was possible that he loved
her. But Ruth, at seventeen, seemed
a child to him.
As she had said, he worked very
hard, but toil could not banish the
"haunted thought" of his life. It
grw stronger instead of fading. At
lathe resolved to try what charm
there might be in absence; to leave
the city, forbidding himself to meet
the woman he hopeessy adoe; and
availing himself of an offer which
promised to be a stepping-stone to his
professional success, put a barrier of
miles of land and water between him
self and Rose Lewis.
At the same time Rose, scorning
herself for the infatuation which she
could not control, had also resolved to
leave a place where every day bore in
its arms a possibility of meeting the
man who, with indif erence in his
mien and coldness ini his speech, still
haunted her presence so persistently,
and following an example already set
by most of hey fashionable friends, go
to Europe, Tne A.s were going, and
the B's. She should have pleasant
company on the voyages, so she said
to Frank Millard. On the same even
ing Holbrook spoke of his departure
to South America.
"It's a good offer," he~ said. "I
shall make money, and g'et on. Of
course it's hard to 'leave Ruth alone;
but she will board with an old friend,
and be well protected."
"You are doing well here." said
"In one sense, yes. In another,
no. A man must not peril his
Frank asked no explanatipn.
The days flew by.' Rose was ready
for her tour. Paul for his departure.
Frank had seen a good deal of both.
One morning he sat in Paul's room,
and talked as people do when their
minds are on some subject which they
hesitate to mention. At last he
"Have you bidden good-by to Rose
Paul flushed, and shook his head.
"It does not matter," he said. "We
shall not probably meet again; nor
will she care."
"I think she wonld," said Frank.
"You will hurt her by going so."
Paul shook his head again.
"'She will not care. Why should
she?" and he tu-rned his head away to
In a moment more Frank spoke
"Paul, you know I am neither a
bashful man nor a cowar'd in most
cases; but every man becomes one or
both, under some circumstances. I
have a favor to asked of you. You re
member your promise to refuse me
nothing I'could ask of you. The time
has come when I have need of your
aid. Will you give it to me -" .
"Tell me what you want me to do?"
"I want you to see Miss Lewis. I
want you to tell her something which
I have not the courage to tell her my
saE..-to tell her a love story, in fa.t
and see what she says to it. Will you
Paul stood dismayed. He- -he, of
all men, to undertake such a task as
this! he who loved Rose so madl!
He stood bewildered. So Frau,
splendid fellow, her mate in wealth,
position and appearance, loved the
girl also. If so she could not fail to
love him in return. They were made
for each other. That fancy that Frank
admired Ruth was a mere dream too.
The little woman's heart, sweet little
Ruth's was thus unharmed. Yet it
was all right. It was natural; but
why choose him for a go-between? "I
do not refuse, Frank," he faltered;
"but you need not fear. She will
love you. You are not one to sue n
"I am acoward." said Frank. "You
are a good fellow. Paul, and you will
"But how " asked Paul. "I know
nothing of such things. I have never
told any woman of my own love. I
shall harm yours in the telling."
He was deathly white. But Frank
went on unheeding:
"Tell her a story-this: You know
a man who hast loved her long, but
who has never dared to say so. He
feels that his own deserts are too
small to entitle him to hope; but on
the eve of parting he can restrain
himself no longer; he must tell her
that life is nothing without her, that
her love is the only thing worth striv
ing for; he must ask her in this strange
way because he has not courage
enough to do otherwise; to bid him
hope or despair. Then she will ask
who this lover is and you may tell
her; not until then-not until all the
story of the love is told. And you
will bring me the anwer."
Paul turned a ghastly face toward
"You will tell the tale just as I have
Then lie sought Miss Lewis.
"You have come to wish me bon
voyage," she said, as she held out her
hand; but he only bowed and seated
himself beside her. In a moment he
"I have come upon an errand that
will surprise you, Miss Lewis. I am
commissioned to tell you a story."
"That of some poor person?" she
asked. "You have only to say that
you know him to be in need, and
"It is the story of one who asks a
gift," he said, but not a gift of alms,"
his voice trembled-"a gift that only
you can gi've-vou, of all the world."
She looked at him shyly now. Her
"I know a man who has loved you
for a long time," he went on, taking
now a sort of fierce and bitter pleasure
in this cruel usage of himself. "For
months he has thought of you by day
and by nioht, until there is but one
woman to tle world to him-you. Of
all the objects that there are upon the
horizon of the future he sees only
vour face. He could do anything for
your sake; without you he will be
nothing. He has seen no token of
any liking for him in your face, nor
heard it in your voice; yet he would
have you hear his story, and know
his fate, ere you are parted from him
His na ie
But then a sharp spasm of pain
caught his breath. He paused for an
instant. In that instant Rose turned
toward him and put her hand in his.
"My love is not worth so much,"
she said, tearfully. "But since you
value it so highly, it is yours. It
always-has been-since I frst knew
And tears came faster, and wo-~
man's hysterical sobs. And what
could he do but take in his arms this
woman whom he adored, and whohad
just admitted her love for him, under
the impression that he had propsed to
He was almost mad; he was quite
distraught indeed. The suddenness of
his happiness was in itself enough.
And then there was the awful con
sciousness of a terrible breach of
His utter joy and his woeful shame
mingled themselves in his soul, as,
having bidden Rose adieu, he found
Frank Millard waiting tor him.
Frank looked at-him. He turned
away his nead.*
"what have you been doing?"
asked Frank. "Why do you look
"How can I ever make you believe
that I have not played you false?"
faltered Paul, and Frank brust into a
"Yohaeproposedto her,"he said,
"and she has accepted you?"
Paul could not answer.
"You have the right to take my
life," he said; "but I-"
'"Do you think I wanted to marry
Rose," said Frank, "or that I dreamed
she would accept me? I read your
hearts too well. I knew your love,
and your pride. I saw two who were
made for each other tearing themselves
asunder, and I took advantage of your
foolish promise to place you in a posi
tion in which it was impossible for you
to conceal your true feelings. Some
how I felt sure you wauld understand
each other; and at the worst I should
only have refusal. My happiness,
as I think you must guess, is depend
ent on what Ruth will answer me
some day, and I think I shall have
courage enough to do without your
aid in this case."
When Rose Lewis returned from her
European tour-a very brief one
there was a double wedding; and since
Rose and Ruth were the names of the
two brides, it is easy to guess who
were their bridegrooms.
The Military Accedemy.
CorxxmBI, S. C., Aug. 2.-The an
nual summer meeting of the board of
visitors of the South Carolina Military
Academy was held in this city yester
at the Hetel Jerome for the purpose of
receiving and passing upon applica
tions for premission to make the comn
petitive examinations for the thirteen
vacant scholarships in the accademy,
which examinations are to take place
on September 12th in the several coun
ties wherein the vacancies exis, being
conducted by the county boards of ex
amiuers of those counties.
The? : were present the chairman,
General Johnson Hagood; the secret
ary, Mr. Butler Hagood ; Col. John P.
Thomas, Mr. M. B. McSweeney and
Suprentendent of Education May
The board received 74 applications,
of which only seven were rejected for
one cause and another. These applica
tions came from the several counties
as follows: Aiken 10, Anderson 10.
Berkeley 2, Charleston 9, Hlorry 4.
Orangeburg,8S, Spartanburg 5, York
4. Permits were issued to the makers
of the aboveapplications and they will
stand the examinations on September
12th. The board completed its work
and adjourned about 4 p. n.- State.
War Between Factions.
NAsHVILLE, Tenn., August 28.
Bristol, Tenn., special to the banner
says: A bloody war between two fac
tions. resulting from a long standing
feud, has been fought in the Cumber
land Mountains, seventy-five miles
north of here, on the X irginia and
Kentucky lines. A number of Boyd's
relatives and Thomas' relatives, with
Winchesters, met at an illicit distil
lery. where the battle began. Four
men, John Boyd. Wilcox, Will
Thomas and Floyd Thomas, are dead
GLORIES OF HEAVEN.
REV. DR TALMAGE TO THE BEREAVED
AND FAINT HEARTED.
He Glowlngly Piernres the Attractions of
rthe World Ieyond-The Health, the
Splendors. the Reunions. and the Song of
NEw YORK, A ug. 25.-For the be
reaved and faint heai ted there could
be no words of stronger consolation
or encouragement than those of the
sermon prepared by Rev. Dr. Talmage
for today. His subject was "Surpassing
Splendors." With inimitable touch,
he has pictured the :zlories and attrac
tions of the world beyond the skies in
a way to bring joy to believinz souls
and to fascinate even the thoughtless
and indifferent. The text chosen was,
"Eye hath not seen nor ear heard,"
I Corinthians ii 9.
"Iam going to heaven! I am going
to heaven: Heaven! Heaven Heav
en!" These were the last words uttered
a few days ago by my precious wife as
she ascended to be with God forever,
and is it not natural as well as Christ
ianly aypropriate that our thoughts be
much directed toward the glorious
residence of which St. Paul speaks in
the text I have chosen?
The city of Corinth has >een called
the Paris of antiquity. Indeed for splen
dor the world holds no such wonder
today. It stood on an isthmus washed
by two seas, the one sea bringing the
commerce of Europe, the other the
commerce of Asia. From her
wharves, in the construction of which
whole kingdoms had been absorbed,
war galleys with three banks of oars
pushed out and confounded the navy
yards of all the world. Huge handed
machinery, such as modern invention
cannot equal, lifted ships from the sea
on one side and transported them on
trucks across the isthmus and set them
down in the sea on the other side.
The revenue officers of the city went
down through the olive groves that
lined the beach to collect a tariff from
all nations. The mirth of all people
sported in her Isthmaian games,
and the beauty of all lands sat
in her theaters, walked her porticoes
and threw itself on the altar of her
stupendous dissipations. Column and
statue and temple bewildered the be
holder. There were white marble
fountains into which, from apertures
at the side, there rushed waters every
where known for health giving quali
ties. Around these basins, twisted into
wreaths of stone, there were all the
beauties of sculpture and architecture,
while standing, as if to guard the
costly display, was a statue of Hercu
les of burnished Corinthian brass.
Vases of terra cotta adorned the ceme
teries of the dead-vases so costly that
Julius Coesar was not satisfied until
he had captured them for Rome.
Armed officials, the "Corinthiarii,"
paced up and down to see that no stat
ue was defaced, no pedestaloverthrown
no bas-relief touched. From the edge
of the city a hill arose, with its mag
nificent burden of columns and towers
and temples-1,000 slaves awaiting at
one shrine-and a city so thoroughly
impregnable that Gibraltar is a heap of
sand compared with it. Amid all that
strength and magnificence Corinth
stood and defied the world.
Oh, it was not to rustics who had
never seen anything g-rand that St.
Paul uttered this text. They had heard
the best music that had come from the
best instruments in all the world, they
had heard songs floating from morn
ing porticoes and melth in evening
groves, they had passed their whole
lives away among pictures and sculp
ture and architecture and Corinthian
brass, which had been molded and
shaped until there was no chariot
wheel in which it had not sped, and
no tower in which it had not glittered,
and no gateway thatit had not adorned.
Ah, it was a bold thing for Paul to
stand there amid all that and say;
"All this is nothing. These sounds
that come from the temple of Neptune
are not music compared with the har
mony of which I speak. These waters
rushing in the basin of Pyrene are not
pure. These statues of Bacchus and
Mercury are not exquisite. Yon cita
del of Acrocorinthus is not strong
compared with that which I offer to
tae porest slave that puts down his
b en at that brazen gate. You, Co
rinthians think this is a splendid city ;
you think you have heard all sweet
sounds and seen all beautiful sights;
but I tell you 'eye bath not seen, nor
ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man the things which God
ath prepared for them that love him.'"
You see my text sets forth the idea
that, however exalted our ideas may be
of heaven they come far short of the
reality. Some wise men have been
calculating how many furlongs long
and wide heaven is, and they have
calculated how many inhabitants
there are on the earth, how long the
earth will probably stand, and then
they come to this estimate-that after
all the nations had been gathered to
heaven, there would be a room for
each soul, a room 16 feet long and 15
feet wide. It would not be large
enough for me. I am glad to know
that no human estimate is sufficient to
take the dimensions. "Eye bath not
seen, nor ear heard,"- nor arithmetic
I first remark that we can in this
world get no idea of the health of
heaven. When you were a child, and
you went out in the morning, how
you bounded along the road or street
-you had never felt sorrow or sick
ness! Perhaps later--perhaps in these
very summer days-you felt a glow in
your cheek and a spring in your step,
and an exuberance of spirits, and a
clearness of eye, that made you thank
God you were permitted to live. The
nerves were harp strings, and the sun
light was a doxology, and the rustling
of the leaves were the rustling of the
robes of a great crowd rising up to
praise the Lord.
You thought that you knew what it
was to be well, but there is no perfect
health on earth. The diseases of past
generations come down to us. The
airs that float now on the earth are uni
like those which floated above paradise.
They are charg-ed with impurities and
distempers. The most elastic and ro
bust health of earth, compared with
that which those experience before
whom the gates have been opened, is
nothing but sickness and emaciation.
Look at that soul standing before the
thron a. On earth she was a lifelong
invalid. See her step now and hear
her voice now. Catch if you can one
breath of that celestial air.- Health in
all the pulses! Health of vision;
health of spirits, immortal health. No
racking, cough, no sharp pleurisies,.no
consuming fevers, no exhausting
pains, no hospital of wounded men.
Health swinaimg in the air; health
tIowing in a01l the streams; health
blooming on the banks. No headaches,
no sideaches, no backaches. That child
that died in the agonies of croup, hear
her voice now ringing in the anthem.
That old man that went bowed
down with the infirmities of age, see
him walk now with the step of an im
mortal athlete-forever young again !
That night when the needlewoman
fainted away in the garret a wave of
the heavenly air resuscitated her for
ever-for everlasting years to have
neither ache nor pain nor weakness
nor fatigue. "Eye hath not seen it;
I remark further that we can it; this
world get no just idea of the splendor
,f heaven. St. John t-ies to describe
it. le says, "The 12 gates are 12
pearls," and that "the foundations of
the wall are garnished with all man
ner of precious stones." As we stand
looking through the telescope of St.
John we see a blaze of amethyst and
pearl and emerald and sardonvx and
chrysoprasus and sapphire-a ~moun
tain of light, a cataract of color, a sea
of glass and a city like the sun.
St. John bids us look again, and we
see thrones--thrones of the prophets,
thrones of the patriarchs, thrones of
the angels, thrones of the apostles,
thrones of the martyrs, throne of
Jesus, thorne of God. And we turn
round to see the glory, and it is- -
Thrones: Thrones: Thrones:
St. John bids us look again, and we
see the great procession of the redee T -
ed passing. Jesus, on a white horse,
leads the march, and all the armies of
salvation following on white horses.
Infinite cavalcade passing, passing;
empires pressing into line, ages fol
lowing ages. Dispensation tramping
on after dispensation. Glory in the
track of glory. Europe, Asia, Africa
and North and South America press
in, into lines. Islands of the sea
shoulders to shoulder. Generations
before the flood following generations
after the flood, and as Jesus rises at
the head of that great host and waves
his sword in signal of victory all
crowns are lifted, and all ensigns-flung
out, and all chimes rung, and all hal
leluiahs chanted, and some cry, "Glory
to God most high," and some, "Hos
anna to the Son of David," and some,
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain"
--till all exclamations of endearment
and homage in the vocabulary of
heaven are exhausted, and there come
up surge after surge of "Amen: Amen:
"Eye hath not seen it: ear hath not
heard it." Skifn from the summer
waters the brightest sparks, and you
will get no idea of the sheen of the
everlasting sea. Pile up the splendors
of earthly cities, and they would not
make a stepping stone by which you
might moun to the city of God. Ev
ery house is a palace. Every step a
triumph. Every covering of the head
a coronation. Every meal is a ban
quet. Every stroke from the Lower is
a wedding bell. Every day is a jubi
lee. every hour a rapture, and every
moment an ecstasy. "Eye hath not
seen it; ear hath not not heard it."
I remark further we can get no idea
on earth of the reunions of heaven. If
you have ever been across the sea and
!met a friend or even an acquaintance
in some strange city, you remember
how your blood thrilled, and how glad
you were to see him. What then,
will be our joy, after we have passed
the seas of death, to meet in the bright
city of the sun those from whom we
have long been separated:
After we have been away from our
friends 10 or 15 years, and we come
upon them, we see how differently
they look. The hair has turned, and
wrinkles have come in their faces, and
we say. "How you have changed!"
But, oh, when you stand before the
throne all cares gone from the face,
all marks of sorrow disappeared, and
feeling the joy of that blessed land,
methinks we will say to each other,
with an exultation we cannot now im
agine, "How you have changed " In
this world we only meet to part. It is
goodby, 'oodby, farewells floating in
the air.' 'Ve hear it at the rail car win
dow, and at the steamboat wharf
goodby. Children lisp it, and o1. age
answers it. Sometimes we say it in a
light way--"goodby"-and sometimes
with anguish in which the soul breaks
down. ~Goodby ! Ah ! That is the
word that ends the thankgiving ban
quet; that is the word that comes in to
close the Christmas chant. Goodby:
goodby !But not so in heaven. Wel
comes in the air, welcomes at the gates
welcomes at the house of many man
sions--but no goodby. That group is
constantly being augmented. They
are going up from our circles of earth
to join it-little voices to join the an
them, little hands to take hold of it in
the great home circle, little feet to
dance in the eternal glee, little crowns
to be cast down before the feet of
Jesus. Our friends are in two groups
--a group this side of the river and a
group on the other side of the river.
Now there goes one from this to that,
and another from this to that, and
soon we will all be gone over. How
many of your loved ones have already
entered upon that blessed place ! If I
should tak-e paper and pencil, do you
think I could put them all down ? Ah,
my friends, the waves of Jordan roar
so hoarsely we cannot hear the other
side where their group is augmented.
It is graves her3 and coffins and hiear
A little child's mother had died, and
they comforted her. They said:
"Your mother has gone to heaven.
Don't cry." And the next day they
went to ~the graveyard, and they laid
the body of the mother down into the
ground and the little girl camne up to
the verge of grave, and looking down
at the body of her mother said, "Is
this heaven?" Oh, we have no idea
what heaven is: It is the grave here
it is darkness here, but there is merry
making yonder. Methinks when a
soul arrives some angel takes it
around to show it the wonders of that
blessed place. The usher angel says
to the newly arrived: "These are the
martyrs that perished at Piedmont.
These were torn to pieces at the In
quisition. This is the throne of the
great Jehovah. This is Jesus !" "I
am going to see Jesus," said a dying;
negro boy. "I am going to see Jesus."'
And the missionary said, 'You are
sure you will see him?" "Oh, yes;
that's what I want to go to heaven
for." "But," said the missionary,
"suppose that Jesus should go away
from heaven-what then ?" "I should
follow him," said the dying negro boy.
"But if Jesus went down to hell
what then?" The dyino boy thought
for a moment and t~ien ~lhe said,
"Massa. .where Jesns is there can be
hell!:" Oh, to stand in his presence !
That will be heaven! Oh, to put our
hand in that hand which was wound
ed for us on the cross, to go around
amid all the groups of the redeemed
and shake hands with prophets and
apostles and martyrs and with our
own dear, beloved ones--that will be
the great reunion. 'We cannot imag
ie it now, our loved ones seem so far
away. When we are in' trouble and
lonesome, they don't seem] to come to
'We go on the banks of the Jordan
and callI across to them, but they don't
seem to hear. 'We say, "Is it well
with the child, is it well with the loved
one" and we listen to hear if any
voice comes back over the waters.
None! None: Unbelief says "They
are dead and extinct forev~er,"- but,
blessed be God, we have a Bible that
tells us different. We open it and find
that they are neither dead cr extinct;
that they never were so much alive as
now: that they are only waiting for
our coming, and that we shall join
them on the other side of the river.
Oh, glorious reunion!I we cannot grasp
it now- "Eye hath not seen, nor ear
heard, neither have entered into the
heart of man the things which God
hath prepared for them that love him."
I remark again we can in this world
get no idea of the song of hea'cen.
You know there is nothing more mn
spirting than music. In the battle or
Waterloo the highlanders wvere giving
the bands of mieic had aso piaSmg
iliesnt a ruick dispttch. telling them
to p'-: u i h utmo)st spirit a bAttle
march'. Th music started. the high
landers we-e raillid. and thwy dashed
on till the day was won. We appre
ciate the p nwer of sec ular music. but
do weap'~ cpreiate the power of sacred
song: There ii nothing morning more
inspiring to me thin a whole congre
ation lifted up on the wavc of holy
melody. When we sing some of those
dear old psalms and tunes, they rouse
all the memories of the past. Why.
some of them were cradle songs in our
father's house. They are all sparkling
with the morning dew of a thousana
Christian Sabbatis. They were sung
by brothers and sisters gone now, by
voices that were aged and broken in
the music-voices none the less sweet
because they did tremble and break.
When I hear these old songs sung, it
seems as if all the old country meet
ing houses joined in the chorus, and
Scotch kirk and sailors' bethel and
western cabins, until the whole conti
nent lifts the doxclogy, and the scep
ters of eternity beat time to the music.
Away, then, with your starveling
tunes that chill the devotions of the
sanctuary and make the people sit si
lent when Jesus is coming tohosanna.
But, my friends, if music on earth
is so sweet. what will it be in heaven?
They all know the tune there. Me
thinks the tune of heaven will be made
up partly from the songs of earth, the
best parts of all our hymns and tunes
going to add to the song os Moses and
the Lamb. All the best singers of all
the ages will join it-choirs of white
robed children, choirs of patriarchs,
choirs of apostiles, morning stars clap
ping their cymbals, harpers with their
harps. Great anthems of God roll on,
other empires joining the harmony
till the thrones are full of it and the
nations all saved. Anthem shall touch
anthem, sounds join chorus, a-,id all
the sweet sounds of earth and heaven
be poured into the ear of Christ.
David of the harp will be there.
Gabriel of the trumpet will be there.
Germany, redeemed, will pour its
deep bass voice into the song, and
Africa will add to the music with her
I wish we could anticipate that song
I wish in the closiong hymns of the
churches today we might catch an
echo that slips from the gates. Who
knows but that when tie heavenly
door opens today to let some soul
through there may come forth the
strain of the jubilant voices until we
catch it ? Oh, that as the song drops
down from heaven it might meet half
way a - song coming up from
It Will Not Down.
RALEIGH, N. C., Aug. 27.-Ex.Sen
ator Thomas J. Jarvis today made the
first of a series of speeches he inter ds
to deliver in the State on the finan .ial
question. He spoke to a large crowd
at Morganton and advocated the free
and unlimited coinage of silver. The
money question, he said, would no1
down. It sat by every fireside, hov
ered over every industry and was up.
permost in the thoughts of every man
He did not profess to know all aboul
it. but there were some who had noi
given the subject mature thought, and
to them he spoke. He said that the
silver dollar was made the standard
by the father of the republic and had
continued the standard until the pass
age of the Act of 1873. Since that
time the purchasing power of golc
had been contmnually increasing anc
the prices of all produce had been con
tinually decreasing. The remedy wa
to restore silver to the place it hek
before 1873. He said that ideal money
was fixed and stable, preventing thE
enhancement of debts and assuring
the creditor an equitable payment
Both metals, not one, experiencE
showed to be this ideal money. Sen
ator Jarvis denounced the recent pan
ic as a conspiracy of the money powel
and said that the present low prices
were the direct result of the apprecia
tion of gold.
Killed by Lightning.
FLOR ENoE. August 20.-During .i
thunder storm that passed over thi:
city about 11 o'clock this morning
Lilly May, the fourteen-year-olc
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. R
Eagerton, who resides in McFarlar
street,was instantly killed by a stroke
of lightning. It was a strange freak,
inasmuch as there was no sign o1
where the lightning struck. The gir:
was standing at a washtub wringms~
some clothes near the pump by the
side of the piazza. Belle, her youngel
sister, was sitting in the piazza, ancd
several other children were nlaying
when the flash came. Lilly fell dead
and Belle -was badly shocked. The
other children received a slight shock
but soon ran in the house and told
their mother, who immediately rar
out and picked up Lilly's lifeless forrr
and carried it into the house. The sad
occurrence has cast a gloom over the
city, as she had many friends here.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 22. -While
an excurson train from Knoxville,
Tenn., to Cumberland Gap was goi ne
at full speed, a number of intoxicatec
pasegers commenced a fight. The
train men, assisted by Capt. Wynne.
superindent of the Knoxille, Camber
land Gap and Louisville Railroad, at.
tempted to restore order, when the
belligerents drew knives and pistole
and tired in the car heedlessly. Wher
order was restored, two of the excurs
ionists were dead from pistol wounds
and Capt. Wynne was dangerously
cut about the head and shoulders.
Owing to the fact that the Cumberland
Gap tunnel is caved in, it is impossible
to get communication with any stator
near the tragedy to learn further par
How is This for Freedom.
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.,- Aug. 25.-Geo.
Schilling. Secretary of the State bu.
reau of labor statistics, who was
sent to Spring Valley by order of Gov
ernor Altgeld to investigate the trouble
between thie Italian and negro miners
there, will state in his report to the
Governor that the imperted colored
miners were the cause of the tr-ouble
entirely. The town had always been
peaceful until the negroes were
brought there. All the citzens side
with the Italians. The report con
cludes with the recommendation that
the negroes be removed from the
town or more trouable will break out.
Three JMund red People l'OIS4,ned
LAI'oRTE, Ind., Aug. 20. -Three
hundred out of one thousand people
were poisoned at a German Lutheran
mission festival, or picnic, in a grove
at Tracy. this county, yesterday. A
picnic dinner was served, and it is
thought some miscreant poisoned the
potatoes or drinking water. The vic
tims were attacked with frightful
pains, purging and vomiting, and
rolled and tumbled on the ground in
agony until medical aid was secured.
As yet, none have died, but many are
still very ill. T wo hundred and tiftv
were present from this city.
A Victim of Clgarettes.
iEx n:ln, Mo., Aug. 25.-Oscar Cun
ningham, a young man, died last night
f-om the etJeets of cigarette poisoning.
When dleath came lie was smoking a
cigarette, and had grown so emaciated
fro the use of thte p)oison that he had
to take his bed ie awoke at 12
oclok- last night, rolled a cigarette.
lighted, called for a drink of water
and expiiredl in an instan; If" smioked
WIO WILL COMPOSE IT.
THE DELEGATES ELECTED TO THE
The Cownirvatives [ave Forty 31embers
and the Republican4 Six--Tio Curios
from the Ring. .treaked and Striped
Convention will be )elegates.
COLUMIUA, S. C., Aug. 26.-The in
terest of the people of the State is now
centered upon the eighth Constitution
al convention that the State has ever
had which is to assemble in the hall
of the House of Representatives here
exactly two weeks from tomorrow at
the hour of high noon, to be called to
order by Secretary of State Tompkins.
The convention is now practically at
hand, and any information prelimin
ary to the assembling of the conven
tion is read with interest by the people.
The Convention will be composed of
160 delegates. Of these 40 are Con
servatives and 6 are Repbublicans.
All of the Republicans are negroes
and they are the only negroes in the
convention. There are in the conven
tion, however, a great many very con
servative Reformers. Beaufort sends
a solid Republican delegation of 5 ne
groes, and Georgetown sends the other
Republican, who was elected on a
Charleston was the only county in
the State to send a solid Conservative
delegation, the other Conservative
counties having divided their delega
tions with the efomers.
It will be a matter of general inter
est to know that there will be only two
members of this convention who sat in
the last constitutional convention in
1868. They are Robert Smalls, the
"Gllah Statesman," and W. J. Whip
per, both negroes. It may be interest
ing, too, to know that the last con
vention was called to order by Tim
othy Hurley, of Berkeley; that Sena
torT. J. Robertson, of this city, was
made temporary chairman and that
Albert G. Mackey was president.
There is a great amount of speculation
as to who will be made temporary
chairman of the coming convention
and as to who will be president. The
name of Congressmon Talbert is. men
tioned in connection with both posi
tions, as is also that of Speaker Ira B.
Much has been said as to what the
convention ought to and will do, but
the following summary of Senator
Tillman the other day pretty well cov
ers the ground: "The main subjects
to be discussed are suffrage, divorce,
schools, and questions as to how the
courts shall be formed; whether the
judoes are to elected by the people or
theLegislature." Among the notable
members of the convention will be
Senator Tillman, Governor Evans,
Congressman Talbert, ex-Congress
men Geo. D. Tillman and Geo. John
stone, ex-Governor Sheppard and oth
ers. Here is the roll of delegates that
will compose the convention:
Abbeville-Wm. C. McGowan, I. H.
McCalia, J. C. Klugh. R. R. Hemp
hill, Frank B. Gary, R. F. McCaslan.
Aiken-John Gary Evans, F. P.
Woodward, R. L. Gunter, D. S. Hen
Anderson-J. P. Glenn, L. D. Har
rison, J. E. Breazeale, D. H. Russell,
G. E. Prince, J. M. Sullivan.
Barnwell-Robert Aldrich, G. D.
Bellinoer, C. M1. Hires, W. C. Smith,
A. H. 'Iatterson, G. H. Bates.
Beaufort-Robert Smalls, James
Wio., Tom Miller, Isaiah Reed, W.
Berkelev-J. B. Morrison, J. B.
Wiggins, TE. J. Dennis, Win. Hender
son, A. H. DeHay, H. H. Murry, W.
M. Breeland, R. C. McMakin
Charleston-Theo. G. Barker, J. K.
P. Bryan, J. N. Nathans, A. S. Far
row, Julian Mitchell, Sr., George F.
Von Kolnitz, Jr., W. M. Fitch, Joseph
Oliver and W. St. Julien Jervey.
Chester-T. J. Cunningham, J.
Lyles Glenn, Geo. W. Gage, R. 0.
Chesterfield-W. P. Pollock, E. N.
Redfearn, F. P. Taylor, E. F. Ken
Clarendon-James M. Sprott, Jos.
S. Cantey, D. J. Bradham, J. W.
Colleton-M. P. Howell, C. W.
Garris, D. H. Behre, M. R. Cooper and
L. E. Parler.
Darlington-H. C. Burn, J. N. Par
rott, J. 0. A. Moore and A. T. Peritt.
Edgefield-B. R. Tillman, W. J.
Talbert, George D. Tiilman, W. H.
Timmerman, J. C. Sheppard and R.
Fairfield-RH. A. Mears, W. L. Ros
borough, G. WV. Ragsdale snd T. W.
Florence-B. B. McWhite, R. M.
MCown, J. S. Hutchison, J. 0. Byrd.
Georgetown-S. H. Reid, E. F. Mat
thews, and Robert S. Anderson, col
Greenville-S. WV. Gray, J. Thomas
Austin. Hugh Barton, Hug~h B. Buist,
H. J. Haynesworth and Capt. G. G.
Hampton-W. S. Gooding, A. S.
Harrison, C. S. C. Hutson.
Horry-J. P. Durham, J. A. Mc
Dermott, Jeremiah Smith.
-Kershaw-C. L. Winkler, J. W.
Floyd and J. T. Hay.
Lancaster-Ira B.- Jones, S. N. Es
tridge, J. W. Hamel.
Laurens-J. L. M. Irby, A. S. Smith,
. HI. Wharton, R. L. Henry.
Lexington-C. M. Efird. J. L.
Shuler, and the Rev. E. S. Lybrand.
Marion-WV. J. Montgomery, E. B.
Berry, J. E. Ellerbe. J. D. Montgom
Malborc-W. D. Evans, T. E. Dud
le, H. H. Hodges, T. I. Rodgers.
Newberry-J. A. Sligh, Joseph L.
Keitt, George S. Mower, George John
Oconee-JT. C. Alexander, O. M.
Doyle, William J. Stribling.
Oangeburge-J. William Stokes I.
W. Bowman, L. S. Connor, E. H.
Houser, A. K. Smoak, U. R. Lowman.
Pickens-WV. T. Field, WV. T. Bo
wen, R. F. Smith.
Richland-Jno. T. Sloan. H. C. Pat
to, J. J1. McMahan, Wilie Jones. John
Sumter-H. D). Lee, J1. A. Scarbor
ou gh, T. B. Fr-aser, George P~. Meka
gen, Shepherd Nash, R. P. Stack
Spartanburg-Stanyarnle Wilson, C.
A. Barry, WV. T. Uobo, WV. U. Row
land, A. S. XWaters, T. E. Johnson and
V. E. Carver.I
Union-G. T. Douglass, WV. A.
Nichelson, G. A. Peak and J. C. Otts.
W~illiamsburg-Thos. M. Gilland,
S. WV. Gamble, WV. R. Singletary, Geo.
York-A. HI. White, J. S. Br-ice, ..
F. Ashley. WV. B.- Wilson and S. 1E
W ~hite. ________
H arvest of the Plague.
Lscos, Aug 23.-A Shanghai dis
~atch~ which the Chronicle will7 publish
tomorrow says that oflicial reports
show that there have been 40,001)
deaths from cholera in Pekin during
the present month.
Shot 11cr Cruel Husband.
SvNNAHi, Ga., Aug. 25.-Louisa
Flod. a young white woman, to-day
shot and" probably fatally wounded
her husband at their honme near
Bloomingdale, in this county. Floyd
Suimmary Justice Meted onit to Four 31tr
YREKE, CAL, Aug. 26.-Four mur
derers were taken from the county
jail by a mob of 250 men at 1 o'clock
this morning and lynched. A band of
citizens, fearing that the law would
not be carried out and angered over
the atrocity of recent crimes, deter
mined to take matters into their own
hands. The lynching was the ghastly
climax to the reign of lawlessness
which has prevailed in Sisikiyou
County for some months past. One of
the victims was Lawrence Johnson,
who on the evening of July 28 stab
bed his wife to death in the town of
Etna. Another was William Null,
who shot Henry Hayter in the back
with a rifle near Clahans, on April 21.
Louis Moreno and Garland Seemler,
who are supposed to have killed
George Sears and Casper Meirehans at
Bailey Hill on August 5, were also
At 11 o'clock last night farmers from
all of the surrounding country began
to drive into town, and by midnight
the mob was ready to march to the
county jail. Before taking a step,
however, every precaution was taken
to prevent the plans of the lynchers
from beinca frustrated by the officers of
the law. 'he sheriff and one of his
deputies were decoyed to another part
of the town by members of the mob,
who engaged in a sham fight, and the
firebell was muffled to prevent an
alarm being given'in that way. When
the jail was reached a number of the
men,. all of whom where masked,
awakened Under Sheriff Radford and
demanded the keys froma him. He
positively refused to open the door or
to give up the keys, telling them if
they broke in the door he would blow
their brains out.
Finding that Radford was deter
mined not to give them the keys, they
went across to the jail and got on top
of a stone wall which sourrounded the
jail. Deputy Sheriff Henry Brahtlacht,
who has been sleeping in the jail since
the commitment of so many murder
ers, thinking some one was escaping
from the jaiI fired two shots out of the
window to alarm City Marshal Parks
and Deputy Sheriff Radford. He then
opened the doors and was immediate
ly held up by the mob, who took the
keys from him and entered the jail.
Having no keys to the different cells,
they were compelled to burst the
locks with a sledge hammer, which
they proceeded to do at once.
Lawrence Johnson, who brutally
stabbed his wife to death at Etna on
Sunday evening, July 28, was the first
to receive the attention of the mob.
They broke the lock from the door of
his cell, and placing a rope around his
neck led him out of the jail and across
the street to where an iron rail was
laid between the forks of two locust
trees. Johnson pleaded for mercy,
but the silent gathering gave no heed
to his appeals, and he was quickly
strung up, dying from strangulation
in a few minutes.
The mob returned to the jail and
then broke into the cell of William
Null, who shot Henry Hayter at
Clahans on April 21, in a dispute over
a mining property. Null desired to
make a statement, but time was too
valuable to permit any such prelimi
naries, and he was soon hanging
alongside of Johnston.
Lo'uis Moreno, who is charged with
having killed George Sears on the 5th
of this month, was taken from his
cell and was soon si~inging with John
ston and Null.
The last and youngest of the four
murderers to pay the penalty of his
crime was Garland Seemler, aged
about 19, who, in company witr~o
reno, was charged withiliaving killed
Casper Meirerhans at Bailey Hill on
the 5th of this month. A rope was
placed around Seemler's neck and he
was led from the jail in his bare feet.
Seemler begged for mercy, and his last
words were: "Tell my dear old
mother I am innocent of the crime."
About this time Sheriff Hobbs, hav
ing been notified, arrived on the
scene, and starting for the jail door
was commanded to halt, the command
being emphasized by the display of
several revolvers. He was told that
the job had been done.
Bthis time the groter part of the
mob had disapersed, leaving only
about thirty or forty men on guard,
who soon left after the sheriff arrived.
The bodies were taken down by
Coroner Shoefield and Marshal Parks,
who removed them in a wagon to an
engine house, where they were laid
side by side. The Coroner has sum
moned a jury to hold an inquest.
Yreke is a little mining town, and
years ago was frequently the scene
of mob violence. The summary man
ner in which justice was measured out
to the four murderers this morning
reminded the pioneers of similar
scenes during the gold excitement,
forty years ago, when it was not an
uncommon spectacleto awaken in the
morning and see -the body of a no
torious criminal dangling from a tree.
Drowned Like Rlats.
DExvER, Colo., Aug. 29.-A speial
to the News from Central City, Golo.,
says: The accidental flooding of the
Americus and Sleepy Hollow mines
this afternoon caused the death, it is
believed, of thirteen miners. Every
effort is being made to rescue the un
fortunate men, but little hope is enter
tained. A little after :3 oclock the
water in the lower workings of the
Fisk mine, East of the main shaft,
broke through the old workings of the
vein, that has not been worked for a
number of years. Coursing East
wards, it struck the Americus. where
two Italian minlers were at work in the
lower part of the shaft. They were
both drowned. In its course the water
diverted to the Sleepy Hollow mine,
the Eatsterly portion of the Fisk mine.
Fifteen men were working in the
Sleepy Hollow, threce of whom es
caped. A courier was sent wina a
wvarning to the adjacent mines, and
all their work men escaped.
Train Robber Killed.
CRAND 1-APinS, Michi., August 25.
,John Smalley, who was shot and in
staitly killed by Deputy Sheriffs Spof
ford and McBain, at McBain, last
night, was identifled today by Detect
ive Jake Way as the mian who mur
dered Detective George WV. Powers
a~oard a Grand Rapids and Indiana
train Wvedinesday night while it was
leaving this city. Jake Way was with
~owers aboard the train when the
murder was committed .
Killed and~ fed Boys~ to Hlears.
BuI~a PEsT. Aug. 29. -T wo Rou man
ian trainers and exhibitors of perform
ing bears have been arrested in D~ebrec
zin, in Haiduck district, of Hungary.
charged with having fed their animals
on human Ilesh. In the course of their
examination, the men admitted that
they had killed four boys, cut their
bodies into pieces and fed their bears
with the Ilesh. The confession of the
prisoners has aroused popular indigna
tion to the highest pitch.
FIne H~orses Burned.
IzXIN;ToN, Ky.. Aug. 28.-The
barn of Foxhall Keene, barned at
daylight this morning. His imported
stalon, Kallacrates, by Hermit, and
the American stallion, Hyderbad. by
ydr. A ll periseda in the flames.
A cream or tartar barng powder
Highest of all in leavening strength.-La
test United States Government Food Be
Royal Baking Powder Company,
106 Wall St..N. Y.
COTTON OUTLOOK BETTER.
CHEERING WEEKLY BULLETIN OF
THE CROP CONDITIONS.
Issued by State Observer Bauer Tuesday
The Rainy Weather and Its Effects Upon -
the Outlook--Rice and Other Crops.
CoLU3BIA, S. C., Aug. 28.-The fol
lowing weekly bulletin of the condi
tion of the weather and crops in the
State, issued yesterday by State Obser
ver Bauer, will be read with general
interest in view of the heavy rainfalls
of the past week:
The weather conditions were,on the
whole, favorable in.crop development
during the past week, and there is,
consequently, a better and more hope
ful feeling extant among farmers,
especially in the northern and western
counties where the improvement was
most marked. The only crop that did
not share fully in the general im
provement was cotton, for which
there was too much rain, in places,
causing shedding and rust to a slight
ly greater extent than heretofore, es
pecially in the eastern half of the
State; in the western counties the
weather was entirely favorable for
The week was characterized by an
even temperature along the coast,
where it ruled steadily about two de
grees above the usual; in the interior
and western portions the fluctuations
were somewhat greater, but well with
in normal limits, the daily mean tem
perature ranging from 4 degrees below
the seasonabe on the 21st (Wednes
day) to 4 above on the 25th (Sunday.)
The highest temperature for the week
was 96 degrees at Batesburg on the
20th and at Greenville on the 21st;
the lc west was 59 degrees at Liberty,
Pickens county, on the 22nd. The
average daily mean temperature of 30
stations for the week was 79 and the
normal for the same period is approx
The rainfall was fairly well distri
buted,with no portion of the State but
that received some, generally enough,
and in a few localities it was excessive
the latter in the Savannah drainage
basin where some low lands were over
flowed. In other places the effect on
cotton of too much rain has already
The average measurement of 37 sta
tions reporting rainfall was 1.46 in
ches, and the normal for the same pe
riod is approximately 1.44. The great- -
est amount was 4.90 reported from
Allendale. The following places re
ported amounts less than the normal:
way, Tiller's Ferry, Longshore, itl
Mountain, Trenton, Camden, States
burg, McColl, Darlington, St. Mat
thews, Yemnassee, Batesb~urg, Cheraw,
Florence, Greenville and Spartan
burg. The following places reported
more than a normal amount:Lop
er's, Reid, Blackville, Mont Clare,
Branchville, Santuc, Beaufort,Colum
bia, Elloree, Society Hill, Kingstree,
St. George's, Greenwood and Allen
The percentage of sunshine ranged
from 49 to 90 of the possible, with an
average of about 70 for the State.
There was a heavy rain and hail
storm in the vicinity of Winnsboro
on the 29th. There was also hail in
the vicinity of Cartersville, Florence
county, on the 21st that riddled tobac-.
co and corn fodder, and damae
crops generally. On the same .ly
there was a violent wind storm in -
the vicinity of Elloree, Orangeburg
County, that blew down trees, corn
Many of the reports on cotton say
the crop is all that can be expected,
having grown well and fruited heav
ily since the rains became general
over the western pdrtions of the State;
a few say it is growing too much to
weed; there is scarcely a section but
that reports excessive shedding and
the appearance of rust, but both -are
more common in the eastern portions
of the State; the crop in g-eneral is in
a very satisfactory condition ;the bolls
are opening freely in the eastern and
central sections and picking will be
gin this week; the first bale was mar
keted on the 20th, which was six
days later than in 1894. Boll
worms have appeared in Edgefield
Late planted corn continues to im
prove, being greatly benefitted by the -
heat and rains and is practically all
made; the only source of danger is
freshets in river bottoms. Fodder
pulling was pushed vigorously over
the entire State,'but much of the fod
der was damaged by the rains; some
on the stalk and much while being
gathered; the weather was generally
unfavorable for gathering fodder.
The entire corn crop is of a uniform
excellence over the whole State.
Peas are growing well and early
peas are being gathered, but the ~
greater portion of the crop is still
The late tobacco'is yet in the fields,
but the bulk of the crop is gathered,
and cured and being sold. The crop
was an unusually fine one and is
bringing~ remunerative prices.
Rice hIarvest has begun in a small
way, while the crop in general, both
upland and on the coast, is heading
nicely. The weather has been entire
ly favorable f or rice. -
Turnip sowing continues to some.
extent, while reports vary as to the
condition of the stand of earlier sow
ing, but generally it germinated and
Under the influence of favorable
weather, sugar cane and sorghum
continues to grow well, and the crop
promises to be a very fine one.
Sweet potatoes are apparently grow- -
ing too much to vine; otherwise are
doing well. The improvement in this -
crop within the last three weeks is
noteworthy, with prospects of much
larger crop than anticipated early in
Gardens, peanuts and in general all
truck is doing remarkably well, espe
cially in the coast truck region.
Grass for hay, as well as pastures,
is growing luxuriantly. In fact, the
condition of all crops has been greatly A
improved by the abundant rains of
thfast two weeks. cniu
tifl arieie of druaitycntnu plen.