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TIE LiGhT tu !Ar'L.
DR. TALMAGE PORT5A YS TE SS
:NGS O F NSFOR URNE
Feaple WL 'e - Bright 1 ght
in the C:>uds- Ea -hly Ber' mnts
Essentimi to H. -v<Air w. - GIO'
succeeds G:o'am.
This sermen C Dr. yaLae will
have a tendency to take ite glcom
out of many lives ard stir up a spirit
of healthful anticipation; ta:, Job
xxxvii, 21, "And now n-en see rot
the briaht light which is in the
clouds.
Wind esst. Barom<ter fallirg.
Storm signals cut. Ship reenne main
toDEail. Awnings taken in. Prophe
cies of foul weather everywhere. The
clouds congregate around the sun,
proposing to abc-lish him. But after
awhile he assails ite flangs of the
clouds with flying at illery of light,
and here and there is a stgn of clear
ing weather. Many do uct observe it.
Many do not realize it. -At d now
men sEe not the brigbt light which is
in the clouds." In other wor ds, there
are one hundred men looking for
storm where there fs ore man lcoking
for sunshine. My cj et will be to
get you andmyself iato the delight
ful habit of making the est. ci every
thing.
You may 1:ave won dered at the s'a
tistics that in India in t, e year 1875
there were cver 19,0CO people slain bv
wild beasts, and that in the year 1S70
there were in Ir dia cvtr 20(00 peop7e
destroyed by wild animals. Bu: there
is a monster in our own land which is
year by year destrcy ng more than
that. It is the old bea'r min .neholy,
and with gospel weapors I propose to
chase it back to its midi;:hl caverns.
I mean to do tvro sumi-a sun in
subtraction acd a sum ;n additicr -
asubtraction from your days of de
pression and an add ion to y cur days
of joy. If God will help me, I will
compe. you to see the Lright light
that there is in the c!oud s an.d compel
you to make the best of everything.
In the first placeyou ought to make
the very best of all y our fnancial mis
fortunes. During mze panic a few
years ago you all lost money. Scme
of you lost it in most unaccountable
ways. For the question, "How many
thousands of dollars shall I put sside
this year?" you substituted the qurs
tion, "How shall I pay my butcher
and baker and ciothier and landlord?"
Ycu had the sen ation of rowing hard
with two oars and y et all the time
going down stre:im.
You did not ,ay mon aucut it be
cause it was not posurc to s~peak much
of financial embarrassment, tut ycur
wife knew. Less variety of wardroee,
more econcmy at the table, self denial
in art and tapestry. Ccmprelsion,
retrenchment. Who did rot feel the
necessity of it? My friend, did y oa
make the best of this? Are you aware
of how narrow an escape y ou made ?"
Suppose you had reached the fortune
toward which you were rapidly going?
What then? You would have been as
proud as Lucifer.
How few men have succeeded large
ly in a financial sense and yet main
tained their simplicity and religious
consecration. Net one man out of
100. There are glorious exreptiois,
but the general rule is that in propor
tion as a man gets well off for this
world he gets poorly off fcr the next.
.He loses his sernse o: dependence on
God. He gets a distaste for prayer
meetings. With plenty of bank stocks
and plenty of Government securities,
what does that man know of the pray
er, "Give me this day mry daily
bread?'' How few men la~gely suc
cessful in this world are Dringing
souls to Christ or showing self denial
for others or are enminen for piety ?
You can count them all r.pon your
eight fingers and two thun bs.
One of the old ecovetous souls, when
he was saek and sick unto death, used
to have a basin brought in, a basin
filled with gold, and his only amuse
ment and the only relief he got for
his infiamed hands was running them
down through the gold and turning
it up in the basin. Oh, what infatua
tion and what destroying power mon
ey has for many a man. Now, you
were sailing at 30 knots the hour to
ward these vortices of worldliness
what a mercy it was, that honest de
falcation. ihe same divine hand that
crushed your storehouse, your bank,
your office, your insurance company,
lifted you cut of destruction. The
day you honestly su: ptnded in busi
ness made y our fortune fcr eternity.
"Oh," you say, 'I could get along
very well myself. but I am so disap
pointed that I cannot leave a c~mpe
tence for my children." My brother,
the same financial misfortune that is
going to save your soul will save y our
children. With the anticipation of
large fortune, how much industry
would your children have, without
which habit of industry there is no
safetyi The young man would say,
"'Well, there's no need of my work
ing. My father wlli soon step out,
and then i'll have just. what I want."
You cannot hide from him how much
you are worth. You think you are
hiding it. He knows all about it. He
can tell you almost to a dollar. Per -
haps he has been to the county cfflice
and searched the records and mortga
ges, and he has added it all up, and he
has made an estimate of rLow long you
will probably stay in this world, and
is not as much worried about your
rheumatism and shortness of breath
as you are. The only fortune worth
anything that you can give yocur child
is the fortune you put in his head and
heart. Of all the young men who
started life with $40,000 capital, how
many turned out well? I do not know
half a dozen.
The best inheritance a young man
can have is the feeling that he has to
fight his own batule, arud that life is a
struggle into which lhe mutt throw
body, mind and s-nul or be disgrace
lully worsted. Wrt re arc the btu-ial
places of the men vwho started life
with a fortune ? Some of :nem in the
potter's field, son in the suicide'
grave. But few of there men reached
35 years of age. T hey drar 2 they
smoked, they gamblei In thema the
beast destroyed the man. Samne of
them lived long enough to get treir
fortunes and went through then. The
vast majority of them d:d not yie to
get their inheritance. Fromn the gin
shop or house of infamy they were
brought home to their father's house
and in delirium began to pick c if
loathsome reptiles from tne emnbroid
ered pillow and to ight back imagi
nary devils. And th::u they were laid
out in highly upholste-red psrlor, the
casket covered with ibwers by inc'ul
gent parents, fl iwers saggestive of a
resurrection with no ho-pe.
"How hardly sta 1they tat have
riches enter nto thekir gom of God:"
"It i:n easier for a camel to go through
a needle's eye than for - r'ch man to
e nter the kirngdom of ' e-. What
does that mean? It men that the
grandest blessing God ever bestowed
upon you was to take sour money
away trom you. Let me are say, in
passing, do not put auch stress on the
treasures of this woU. You. cannot
take them along wit yr'vu. At any
ate, you cannot tae the scre than
two er th:ee miles. Yo' will have to
leave them at the cemtryv. Attila
should be bur:n a :i a c e:
S that then that scd b 0
Cna cin or s~ilvr. and tas"
be inclOstL inac;aon, at 'r:
a 'arae amount of tre.asur should. be
thrown in over his bdy. A, . so he
was buried. and the nen who buried
him were s'ain so that ro cOe mi.ht
know where le naslburisd ard rsoone
might there interfere with his t:easure.
0 men of tl e world who want to tase
VcUr mnor.ey with vou, better 'rave
three coffins:
Again, I remark cu cught to ae
the very best of your birzavremeL .
The whole tenderey is to brood ovcr
separationr, and to gte much tine
the handlir g of rne! ee's of tle ce
parted, and to =&ke 1-r.c vi:-itator~s to
the cemetery, and to sy : v Oa, I ein
never icok up nnsin: y rope
gore. My courage is e. Myv re
ligion is gone. My faiL i a rd 'S
gone. Oh, the wear and tear and ex
h austion of t his lonelrnerc-s s- T-;he
most frequent bereavemiezt Is the loss
of children. If your depsred cmla
'had lived as long as you 'ave ve d,
do you nct suppcs- tiat re wo
have had about the same amt ut of
trcuble and trial that you nave had:
I11 you could make a cbo ce for vour
child between 4) years of annoyance,
loss, vtxation, Ex.speration ana hr.
reavements and 40 years in heaveu,
would you take the respor sibility of
choosing tte former ? Would ou
snatch away the cup of eternal biss
and put itto that child's hands th11
cup of many bereavementsi Irstead
of the complete safety into which that
child has been lifted, would you lige
to hold it down to the risks of ths
mcrial state Would ycu like to e
it out on a sea in which there have
been more ship;7recks than safe voy
ages? Is il. nota comfort to you to
know that that child, instead of bi
besoiled and flung into ie sire'
sin, is swung clear into the skiet: Are
not these children to be con2ratulattd
Ih t the point of cekrstial bliss -wbich
you expect to reach by a pilgramage
~of 50 cr 60 or 70 y ears they reached at
a flasL? I' the last 10.00U childreu
who had entered heaven had gcne
through the a;erage cf human life on
earth, are you sure all those 10,060
children would have finally rEachEd
the blissful terminusl Bsides that,
my friends, you are to look at this
matter as a self denial on -your part
for their benefit. If ou- children
want togo off ia a May day pary, if
your chi'dren want to go on newery
and musical excursion, yo.u coaset.
You might prefer to have them with
you, but their jubilant abserne aStis
fies you. Well, your departcd cil
dren have only gone out in May day
party, amid flowery and iusical en
terta ament, am:d jDys an" L!rs
forever. Tha cugut 4o q--i scmec ;
your grie, the thu eh. Qf their giee.
So L ought to ce tLat ycu Ccu*,
make the clcst of all bo;ezens.
The fazt that you have so many
friends in heaven will make your
own departure very chcerful. When
you are going on a voyage, every
thing depends upon where yot.?i'
friends are-if they are on the wharf
that you leave or on the wharf to
ward which you are going to sail. In
other words, the more feienes you
have in heaven the easier it will be to
get away from this world. The morte
friends you have here the more
bitter gcodbys. The more friends
there the more glorious welcomes.
Some of ycu have so many brother-s,
sisters, children, friends, in heaven
that I do not kcow hardly how you
are going to crow d through. When
the vessel came from foreign lan ds
and brcuzht a prince to our harbor,
the ships were covered with bunting,
and you remensber how the men of
war thundered broadsides, hut there
was no jy there compared with the
joy which shall be demoustrated when
you sai'. up the tror d bay of heavenly
salutation. The more friends you
hive their the easier your own transit.
What is deauh to a mother whose chil
dren are in heaven? There is no more
grief in it than there is in her going
into a nursery amid the romp and
aughter of her household. Though
all around may be dirk, see v ou not
the bright light in the clouds, that
light the irradiated faoes of your glo
rIfied kindred1
So also, my friends, I would have
you make the best of your sicknesses.
When you see one move c tY with
elastic step and in full physical vigor,
sometimes you became impatient with
your lame foot. When a iman de
scribes an objeot a mile of! and you can
not Eee it at all, you become im patient
of y our dim eye. When y ou hear or a
well man makirng a great achievement
you become very impatient with
your depressed nervous sys'em or
your dilapidated health. I will tell
you how you can make the worst of it.
Brood over it-brood over all these
illnesses-and your nerves will became
more twitchy, and your dyspepsia
more aggravated, and y our weakness
more appalling. But that is the
devil's work to tell you how to make
the worst of it. It is my work to show
you a bright light in the clouds.
Which of the Bible men most at
tract your attentioni You say Mos~s,
Job, David, Jeremiah, Paul. Why,
what a strange thieg it is that you
have chosen tho~e who were physical
ly disordered ! Moses-I kno w he was
nervous from the clip he gave the
Ezyptian. Jeb-his blood was vitiat
ed and diseased and his skin distress
fully eruptive. David-he had a ru:m
ning sore, which be speaks or when
he says, "My sore ran in the night
and ceased not." Jeremiah had en
largement of the spleen. Wno can
doubt it who reads Lamentation?
Paul-he had a lifetime sickness which
the commentators have been gussn
about for years, not knowing exactly
what the apostle 'meant by~ "a ''uorn
in the flesh." I do not k'ow eu'her,
but it was something th~tat stck
him. I gather from ati ths at~ phy
sical or der may be the means of g race
to the soul. You say you have so
many temptations from bodily all
ments, and if ycu were orl v ei you
think you could be a good Christi n.
From my observation, I jadge 1hu.
invalids have a more rapturous vie w
of the next world than will peopleerrn
will have bizher renoun in heave.
The best vi v of the delcable m. us
ans is throu.:h 'ae la'ic of i& s ?e k
room. They are transits .rui
every hour between pilv and
throne, bet ween ncspital at di masi 'a,
between bandages and rob betwee
cruch and palan branch. u , I wish
some of your people who are co~-oell
ed :o cry: "Mv head. myvhea : M
foot. my foot: My sca. my bc -E'
would try some of the L~rc's ~d. -
cine. Yoau are going to be well any
how befor9 long. Hea.es is an old
city, but has never yet reported onae
ce of sickness or one bil of mcria'i
y. No opthalmia for th e ys. N
preumoaia for t' ~i:-g Nj pl'ew'i
v .for the sice, Li neriaia ar in
nerves. No rheumatism for tae sus
ces. "The mnhabitants sha inever
say, I am sick." "There shall be n
more psa."
Again, you ought to make toe best
of hr'e's rinality. Now, you thinkI
have a very tcugh subject. You ao
rot see how I am to strike a spssrk of
light out of the tiint of the tombstos e.
Tnere are many people who have an
:dea that death is the submergence of
everything pleasant by everything
doleful. I! my subject could close in
the upsetting of all such preccnceived
notions, it would close wel Who
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we eu r s a~ d?~ .oat .vad wuog so
w r sa ret a r o :hay
so w E ihe 10:;% i. I f :he
ariht tof truble thard me tropls h
;i which w1 cie tat ve ::.ro ara:a to
go up and live on the hillic p. 'We ae
slarm ed b .c.aus- v, ons cmirg.
E,:erual suQlight and Uk.cst prozramme
of celetial n ce ani al
no idmt.Le-t us sta-y here azsu,
kep cid an dgnor.tand weak.- 1.
om ucnh-o c s.to Elija I d J.,S on
fet ond the harpWcb' so'nes oL'arso
nstend of plantiYz them ont bak
d asn:th yo e 's en. Gw a s this
smol slnd tof have kroe wor onsar
jof e t hen o n sitie of spene d de
etd or e k iu the. y e ar h-o e:
it r~ts.v "D a L-r ,,e lem 3t3ay
yo fr ons1 e P '' -.in us })'hert
to lmighc liv andrg an re- c.
ter fo thi~s.'a u.i.1ne hc
we llret. de y uul sups
intib orl inst -'-ad of sigfih
I moratulatei erybd h a
sickesu cannot avr' o hou
accid-e ~yo'ruc vi yu 1o ki
~iM" said ora e litte c lu ' - ant r
a09.''e relid 'ybUid e
t h odgoua u a t a
o muhtoii' ha m s ls
loo co m oe.'Vud o s
it. Yo omrels ou yb
deat thn yo loe yar wrenwhe
yo .edi ohv t epieo u
j 'lw e1 o ed tt ae i e
set, orte* aeapia-e hn usn
itt av' itiu:e V r'h h t
get 1,i . Pyo ilg aP rln
t j-.quhadr' esw' uni Ener ' '-li
'4E WE K'.Y SULLETiN CF THE
PAESENT SEASN
? waz'ce :t e e: Zso-wht thle
ino i Fr'nm t' e U. K. Obei4'es A;
Szua.e ah.;w :ii to Ix'si:. C i
T c ean tempera:ure !or t* e v a
w.-s Ec ra but . the rez "
r'.::C er, &Ld nor t stra c -.iL
te niaht T:ere too' ecoA for tho rar:h
o' cross while tie day temperatt:es
:resuiliciently high to v-arm it.e
d and bring p ce d rEcr i
pla nntEd. Tae mean t-mr~r_ m Ire fo-r
the, wEeek was 65 which i; a'st e nc r
for the simep pri),d
Tn re w2s a w:da ran e o tem r
*ure betwe-n ;h! west ern Id eo*r
psons, v z; between 1 on the
al G;ihonvIl'e and 36 on tne 21o
G~nv ~L , L'ht fro.s x.ere o ir
i r i of the 2, ) r'
21it in k Pcns, Gree -nville, Zu u,A
-s-er and Lu cister cout::i a;
ncI irg was in.jared.
T-e rainfall for the week wa3 n;av
aru well distributed, an-d ovlr te
ester portion of tle State was net -
,d and will prove bentieis. wh.e
over limiited areas in the wes' ceiral
ccuntics the ground was previously
Swet and farmwork will be farther
deleqvd. Oer the stuth-eastCrn
eastern, ann north eastern coufti(s
he rain was timely for oats art for
pur'ing the soil 1a ecndition ror trats
planting tobacco. T werdy are plac:s,
re oresenting all portions of the :at.
reportcd amounts of rain'all of or
e or nore, fuir of wLich had C.;.r
o iscnes, with excessive falls of
4 73 and 4 25 at St. Paul and Eila re
e'-tively. The average of allre-parBt
1 19 a.d the normal for tuc -ama
period is apprey-inately C S. Li'.
1 felon the Eii at Govn ad
iC>eraw but did no damage.
Tae sunshine varied gre;iy over
1he State but averaged 86 er cint, of
osibl. Hi-h wind ac:ompani
Ed the t uader storms over N.woerry
couty destroying fruit tr.es and
I a:o .ing down fe2ces.
Tne weather on the -hcle was :,y
rabla for farmawork, waica pro
pssxd rapid;y and is now well ad
canel d.
:(9rn v sating made fair progress
- d woiard corn la :nost c.>aAies is
nearly all planted. some bottont lands
have been planted.
OCmpl ai:ts of poor stands of corn
are ,e.eral and icclude all portions
r the ':ete. Same of the earliest
ar,ted has been pioxea u, and 1a
Via7 td, while repianting is necessary
hi mnany places owing to cut, and bud
&orms and the poor germination of
-.e-Ed.a "Irly corn that was cut down
by froit is coming cut siowly. in
general the nights have been too coal
for corn to grow well. Early corn, in
pla'ges. is large enough to plow.
The buik of the Uotton crop was
planted during the week, and only in
.he extreme northwestern cunies
does any considerawle area remain to
be IanT d. arly plaating is coming
up to irregular stands waile later
pianting is coming up nicely. No ..e
nas betnn chopped out yet. In tue
northeastern ouanties rain was needed
bat has been copiously supplied.
Oats are small and oack ward iii
B.srnwedl, Hamptoa and Beau'ort
cunties owing to the dry winter, b i;
th recen rains wilt hm eat theat. In
other portions of the State oats are
very premzi:sing and are heading. The
rairns of the week will assure a full
croap.
The work or transplanting tobacco
"raad rpdprogress, although the
grudwas too dry ia places during
the ilrst of the week, but the weather
cnditions were generally favra
ole.
In the lower rice dis'.ricts plantiog
is nearing completion and good stan&d
are the riae throaghoat the entirc rice
raisin g sections.
I rish potatoes are being dug in
Charleston and B3eaufori counti s,
but the yields are poor; later plant
ing look more promising. Potatc
bags have appeared in Cnarieston
county.
Sweet potato slips are comirn u
nicely iu most piaces, althogh a fu
complaints are received of thseir not
trowiug well.
Musk melons are coming up poorl'
and are later than usual. Water
melcas have poor stands in E lgeaeid,
Barn well, 0:ang e ->rg, Fiorenc~ aan
Williamsburg counties.
More corn and other food c:ops,
than usual being planted in Spatrtan
burg county.
Farmers are well up with their work
except in portions of Liurens and S~a
iuda countiCs where it has been delay -
ed by too much rain.
WATCri THE RASCALS.
A Mcio Tros: Furmned tJ FI. c~ :Lte Gon
e ramen:
Whernever the government is u::d-r
thenecesityof laying ia large sup
plies in ashcre time there is al way s
danger of ccmbinations to swindle.
It appears that a game of this sort has
recently been attemy t:d by mule deal.
ers ini the wst. The quartermatsr
I eneral advertised for 1 u00 mte
Bi3ds were received frora S:,. Louis
0:ncianati and Kansas City.
Tne gaartermas:er general was as
t.unded when he read thesz bids. He
eas ascertained that tae prices of first
class mules in the ci~ies namecd ha d
ranged just at the tiame of rhis adget
isueat from $70 to $90 The uv
rn ntwas n~sked to pay frota $13
L) St3 The uniformity of the i
ectascd prices in the bids convinced
hie q aurtermuster gener.:l tnata
onemation had been made by na1
mnwho controal the mule trede m is
Atte: scoring thne bidders se';-rt'
or t..eir "uupatriatic cniduct,''in
qia trmas.er general indigrnantly re
j-ted. all their ciffers a'nd a-vtie di
mte toa h fr males It wil bI )
tuate~~" for the govermikent if l h
haethe making of contra't fr *r
suple hall be as watcnful a::dA
sr e. in he performance .ti X m
-s was the quartermnast'r "e'eral in~
thisin.stancs. Lock out for the s
cls w'o are scheming to swindlcth
goverafment rm war conatracts
Gn'\m tn Roser n a ltr wc
no:mas oerth vue o clcs
dIr nthe.~ war with~ Spain. He 'I
"y outag m fr eilis soldias, an
s1m are hat G nea Rneed, a-.
raut.ayee.and b\ind an ther U
:n' ~.cusC o co:st ngo. of cde
mapots, who canc 0rl :g .
,inu a propekry n atd e ..a es:
itnou a reader. ghiocs is uti lit
rainer threey, bunths, anre a hcpr
.ruthi in ray fara Rv ssr a
arthet veteans, tithal hirgi
scomb n a 1:e aeno ae
'. -_ Jr, S S'.ej) A as the
cir' I'Ir -.the v l ter
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on~a. C -T e :hi-. the
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fee ldow cf sec.
tios is-n sen th a apresident's
nr,. -ess and3
ratio.e
icly at d ane 7
'gstr vf c e of our
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rr irl 'y n cj f o tis
:rn:s ndve mSt sesy-ct.fully
C : c ar irt a "Mavor*S
uutte 1 eeve E roIIrg
.g of one or
-V ' a a embrs 'ro-m each
S:-aera. and veieran
s c ,cur cy and vici
, in ..c a re)r -;entative from
Cr; orga zd. b v adng to said
c n -mI t! 1:-n. t busines 'Lien,
charman, ss
. l, cll the conmitte
oe -. - sta'--sa nesdquarters in
or a:e of vour public buildiov,
n chc! houses. .odge
erin an mting ilEs of the vari
o Org asmenI.s cach evening for a
e sr 1 days for the purpose of en
coli' LIa s. cvIng enrollments
N ilocal Vo'uatee zeserve.
d te-ta:ive mili:ary compaies
Le 1:c e !!ralfrd, the;;
.;n te Na ioaql Volunteer
er. :.a bo , as si.oild o'.hers
, s - ri zt frn '
n-letr *-.o contain.Ed thlw
e ntr a.g rampirative s'emeni
n) '. Sw~flD
eare War
fo-oting foi ng
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/E R A N iSH rH? S.
r1e Ua.ed ts ed snds Ot Thies Crack
ora~ly ec iser godb-ese.
A disoatchj from Was -hingtonj Sayjs
is ntirely probaleo tha e operdt a
tions Cf th y Americsn at in Couban
.aters in he mitter of seizing Spanish
veitels as prin7,s will be soon -om,-,plete
13y eclipsed by the perfcrmance of the
swift, ocea'n grE3hounds r.-cently
bgo o oby the govemetsfrom the
-Aur~in line. TIese vssels St
I. iS:..Paul and iHrvard, haive
tdn Te wU aeinr proection over
ai a ar t x poed machinery and have
alrady reeivd gothobteriwos.,It
wa n nt-etinfter darmn tobul
cassider andly su. ralemet th attiey
't t h av yaerdts.s un owin
from aI da ofc the o moensn~e
cvery~ riey an b.>enscre aeselo the
du amenotdes ae cponid tatimear
c-u- ers tpit ih.:re work i the
r:-t-a trey atr he na oafs
oa' wreir nm ith otier waitfoo
therans.one lirer of re topbe tsh-i
pcdl -to se ad itroe is redthtifcey
rill carr iner hs c se guns
hav a e wmcat fin aye muntod
tashed cc ther i crbueiwaer.Noci
cla sattr~ntca - sec uresto the
des~iationohese splendid aiiar
cIi:.ers, but it is ru .of thar the
rethed.dit. i foro he pubast oen
: b aa were teil: li'n t for
observ ~atin aorcciofthe fullyih itn
the2no eitrraniag compse oetr
pedaa s 5.anddsryr.i enoc
he ccuanso the cures re
As t'eb.o hating an t end t Angk
so uss phuou;n~ the.
xl ise foiozing exrweson of
H a. a resR a ta. cofuBrr, a
a Lae o the Dorinion toenate and
one ada' forpe mostgi' publi mnen,
'ill beri fod ar es "Tnepec
ple ofh -aud appreci ate lly thei
uati - ow c otng yout bodern
*m-?t, and omend, unrservedlyn
te ccrsei1'w t7 at resient f Mciney
has daken.c I~ putn actng en toh
dra u or ditionx ofe things an ngloa
~ te I d ate s pcrforindeinl
z-t:. E 5LIIsn eteryshment are
o 'yp- uly- with It out a nd~io
.pp aL cratin fo d an
oppresideopl s1r nggliae for tier
asud honoa ad- this, Iktake ito sthe
-n Aaeiar o. I:aseems to m
worl, w~chcan y ictyg m uni
so,~ di:.t o al oe. goelfrme nds.
For -e-~rs s hae faoen itsgso
a-dt..(... 'd Ste ca reeui
estinabi s e to thei wnciti
zess, trough e estabishm e of
wt~af be's p>efil ha al thna
3:r i. an itwou d ake o nier
H :s rosm m- A C.d It ems i
esaudra~iu of n v-ina euareu an
wil o- an:.i~y I our presento
auasuabwe e idec o er fred
sa~p whca il e-.r ary ote Eu
r: p m ec anon .rom giIun Ssivactl
est es:t~e. :royera usanle
orne seste th EO sea ir
and - m-t *- o advancemeaut o
f re-m:dGd e the ed ay whe
SHE WAS AN iTA Ll AN.
Th oe biock ad ig s quadron o:t ihc
of Cuboa is kept gli'e buasy. Sanday
morning the cruiser Cincinnati was
seen or the eastern hora , smAe
pouring froa hr funnels e d
been heoded2. for antrzas an E;i
dently hsd tuenrned back to cniae som
vessel. Tne obj-ct o' her %r7.2s
wand heo coasts. T h-e . tue
eMar s -enesa at , a the , aunb a , ii z
t i i miae"- v 'ur-:ed out cf U rse
t0 he ' warshi off I- rem ai
diner of th z acnron r d o the
west wErd.
srnooe i:ured frcrn our ships The
1.gship xwas- n :irg 'k nos. t h
whole Vesel t b'r-c wih the vibra
t:ons C.f her sc- ws T.e little Wil1
inton steai-d up in spl-ndil ,tqe. I
snd the fas: crisr Marblehead kept
nearlyv abreaut. The .ormid abe trio
bore d"7n unonthe wario". The1 a
sI-ut viert up "She is a Sraniard
Fo.r thre text 10 minute 'he esie
menit was terrific The d stance xhic-h
sepsrted the vessels rerdreJ it im'
Dcssib'e to make oat th war's
identity. She was thought to be the
Viz -:a or the Al-miente 04u ndo,
heading hard for Habana. The mcn
at the guns shou'ed with he Te
stckers c 1' duy telow chered vcci'er
Gusly a-:d bg-Zaed to b. ai )wed A go
on dzck to helpshoot 'At the Lirst arIted
enemy mne:. The oflic-:rs cr-dcd a
the q iarter dEck as elated ao the men,
though under better control
The bugler blew "general quarters."
All bands lew to their posts. Do -n
came the shrouds with a rattle. The
life lines vanishEd from the deck
R-ar Admiral Sampson, stazdiang On
the bridge, said deliberat: ly to Cap-1s.
Caadwick, "Yes, the Oouiand6o ot
V:zraya," and tten adced "I shculd
like to bag thom both." Then it was
seen that the chWs ws flying an
Italian IiaU, but this was no proof that
hehicd her siil inviible guns Span
iards vere not coitc-ealed, ready to
shcot urder adatage of sabterfu;e. -
A"! the nuns cii the New York's port
side and in the forivard and after tur
rets were trained on the stranger. A
few nAinutes later when about 1,500
yards separated the New York from
her target, the American flig was run
up by the warship, and then it was
kco -n she wss not a Spaniar d.
A puff of snroke issued from har
sides, and the boom of a gun stund d
a.ross the waters. It was cnly a sa
iute, but at tirtt many on board
thcuaht Rear Admiral Sampsoa had
bezn deciv.d. Bat the warsnip fired
15 g uus as a salute, which also !1ew
th- Ialiau thig. The stranger wasI
thzn :ade out to be the Giovani
Bausan, a powerful cruiser. Withoat
further formalities she pursued her
course and entered Habana harbor.
Thus an excitirg incident ended in
disappointment, but it served to sho
how anxious all handz ara for a real
nght and how splendid the discipline
is when a contingency stems imni
L :lt.
R'ght or Wraor. Oar country.
"TIere may be, and there are, two
opinions as to the justiacation and
righteousness of the war with Spain
upon which the United States has now
practically entered," says the Charles,
ton Critic. "There al way s i; a con
servative sentiment which questions
the moral j astidea'.ion of any war.
There were men in the generation
which preceded us who hela tue war
of secession ur jastidable. In fact,
there never was, sin ce tihe world be
gao, and neve:- wil be unanimity of
opioion oui any 1iuC af such :cunim
tude as to involve the icsue o' war
Oar father: and ccnterto oraties who
opened .tre on Fort Saater may have
blundered in 1861. Clingress may
have committted a similar blad::r
nowv. These are question~s whic~h ad
mit of argument. But there is one
auestion which is resadjudicata in the
domain of patriotiem and of senti
ments of natianal pride and honor
which we have not yet grown wise or
calculating enough to disregard as
unmeaning claptrap-and that is, that
or ce war is declared by the duly au
thorized representatives of our gov
erhment, rightly or wroagly, individ
uai oainion of its wisdom or jastidea
lien inust be suspeadedi and give way,
for the time, to the uii-ed purpose of
of Americans er ery wnera to maintain
tt-ie cause and make god tie preten-'
sions to which we have been cumn-.tj
ted. Every other consideration muAt
be s valloled up, for the time being,
in the honor of our country. We may
meet with disaster and defeat. We do
not anticipate such poesibility. Yet
these may came. The war may be an
individual and a national sin fo:
which we alal yet have to account to
God. But if there is any meaning in
the term patriotism; in love for anid
fldelhty to one's native country and
jalousy of her honor, these are the
things wi.h which we now have to do.
Disaster and d::feat we can sustain
with honor unimpaired, it the proper
ecursge, fasith and manliness of ourI
people are Lot impeached. But sow
ing the seeds of d tssension and disaf- -
fection amo::g the people in the face
of a foreign war; assiduously disparag
tgthe country's cause, slurring its
ctions and tasing pleasure in its an
icipate d discomfiture is not commen
dabie, as it certaiy is act either dig
id..:d or in good taste. Miany of tne
~enerais who led the armies c f the
South and most signally illustrated
the manhood and glor3 of our people
did not belitrye in the wisdom of our
ivil war."
For t Oe e02r atee te.
The Coarirston C; i ~c says "between
hemn, the dc ius action o' the editor,
of the Nows and Courier and r-f the
Washington correspondent < f that
sper, has put South Carolina in a.
vry un'nviable light before the
ountry at this delicate juncture. The
.dior wired his corresp:.ndent:
"ziate militia eiling to fight, i a.
do rot wisn to tight in Cracr outsidej
he S ate."
Tois was the persona1 cpinion of
he editor and it Lad been furnishe4
als cor spx dr it mrereiy as pri ;ate
nformatuin it so d v? h-en all
igh t B3 ' ter correspu ii ent se-en s
to rave~~ ehit te t-'eg-am a ou dl
a, an authoitaive sta'tement ot t:. e
auttude of t'e ilitia cf tiais Sutt.
and the N : 're Tribure anti o'her
unecessarily give this State a bhea
yve in threeys of'the contry. Amaoa
e egram we e cormunam e oSn
to the genr*al in c nmard ni th
rrth? B-gade n ~CitC2no t> is
oTh N-'ws and (:.ure wins 'ier
'-rtareent that e ou Ca a1
,iit rfn-e to *tiz-t cuia - i ofth
1tae.Fo the ho or of the -. a
i 'nlov any suc a::i na t
;a sweet '"orse toer e is d
li- ac thn e 8:t'
n''an:
:o3mancs as se' Ty san
th cries an ix. do to snr t
Thus a(~ hee tir (:11 2ieret
A BATCH M"F WAR NEWS,
TH. '' 1 i FLEET SA-L3 FRCM
( APE VERE .
AL I )pan ti C, p:ur-> Ly tt F - -t Key
west ce t:. g Nmioas Abot Belog Bcm
12-!,I A itak' Dinled -Tro ps Eeirg
T I 2 -es :;agNe rs Friday
a no u dle da dis;p ech fromn
t.\eC ,e Vrde Islands. say
saAim ( gnda, Vz7e.yaand
Co l C o, acimpinied by the
;a at-:.- e o .at dehroyers Piu
, T !rra Furcr. hd. at Lne
hc u - thei dipa e' was "'ed (9 o'clock
Fr. iy mor::? jy. sauted 'n a
rem~y ire~io, peumblygoiig
oa T:.e dispatech adJs that
to Scpito:sa 0opedo t;Az~ra, RAyo
and Arie-e and th! SaLisb transoorts
S.a F'rrCi ard C. U iad de Cadiz
ailed at the SaLI time la a no:therly
directikn, proeabgoin gto theCana
ry Islares.
DH11'o1'T NT CAPrCRT.
A small Spaisj s:ojp, the E igra
ciS cit:urd by the Uniel States gun
boatNew'ort, CaotAlia B. F. Tilley,
ti Cf Ab-as Tiursday was brotaght
into Kqy West Flday morning She
was Inchrg of a p:.z crev coniist
ing of a couple of b*utjckets. Oly
one blank siot wvas necessary to briag
h e Ei gra.-ia to. 8S had on board a
crew of seven nen and a cargo of
Lih The rmu on board the pr:z had
een la the Sp h ih nivy, and serve
as a sort of nV ieserve. Tae ctii
curs of t: Newport say the cap'u:-e is
an maportaat one, in view o tne fact
that 'nat the l.ttie vessel was attempt
in.. to carry into Havana news of the
Uu:tea S:ates fleet.
KEY wEST GETTING NERVOUS.
The timid aver tnat K!y Weit is
sure t 1:e the irst point o attsek by
the 1ti feet, and ta whereabouts
of 1e iter taey place-some at Po:to
Ribo, otbhers off BraudA, while some
will almost cerufy taat the hostile
crulsers. aya less thia aa hundred
iws ay. A reasons for their
belief that Key West wi.1 b! selected,
aLany say Spain his aa especial
gud e againsttae plac, as having
b e tor many years a ho'bed of
t'eascn to tae croxin, nait the
coil anin-tralsores b.lAu;in tot ae
United S.ates ati nowv here to supply
the fleet would b o iac.lcalable ben
t'.t tue Sdaaiards, and tnat Lth VIs
cayA and O iendo alone oall capture
the place I- a feax ho.rs
ardSATIONAL SYORY.
Taere ii ao.zour.ety na foanda ion
for !t sensational repors ciael 'rom
Key Wes: t. the efft -tat a case a.
treasonri has beea cisoovered ca board
the United S'ates monitor Parira.
Tue rumors arcse from the strange ac
tions of a firemau, with a Spanish
sounding naame, nov under restraint
on the warship becau e o: his recanL
eccentricities. Tne officers of the Pa
ritan declare there is no tacusht of
trying tae man by art-:nartial, and
the. all the talk about treason is ab
aod.
M ASSING AT TAMPA.
The Uz-atu States is massing large
bodies of troops at Tampa Fiorida,
and qa invasion of Ca*A will soon
take place.
F.R ST SPAN.SH SHO r.
;orprdo E s t FacHa1 U t 3eHor at B'
ing the T a: get.
Tie United Sate3 torpcde boat
Foote, I.ieutenant L. W. R~dgers
c mr~mndng, has the honor of having
been the target for the first shot fired
by the Spaniards at the American
11.1g during the wrar juit begun. The
firing occumrd bet ween 5 and 6 o'clcck
on Saturday afternoon while the tor
r edo bost was taking scu adings in the
harbor cff Mar.tas z Cs. She was with
in t .vo or thrce u-idred yards of the
shore. Saddenly a Spanish masked
boati~erv on the east side of the harbor
and ntct very far distant from the
Foote, fired three sho's at the torpedo
boat. They sli. went ride of their
mark snI the Foote returned leisure
iy to the Cincinnati where she report
ed the result of her soundings and
then annctunced she had been fired
uoon. T ae Cinciauati was anxious to
steam instantly and reduc3 the Span
ish batteries, out she was not vermit
tcd to do so. ______
wh:.t P. 1-e at o Fr~rming1
The art of farmi.- g mainly consists
i i the art of manuri-:g, or supply ing
to the crop the proper kind of focd in
proper proportiofls or suf~cient quan
tities. Theatmcsphere is inexhaut~i
bie; the suit is hot, but God has given
man the materia~s ior its r efertiliz ition
and he must cutivate his understand
ing and physicai powers in order to
apply them. Tue mechanical charac
ter of the soil very mu~h controls the
kind c f plants th a naiurally grow on
it. Oa very light lands, rye, of all
gratins, gro ws ber.; on heavy clay
lands, wueat. clover tud gi rass grow
mest le ariantly. Thus we find that
h t physesal cbaracter of the 5oils are
cf great cor.Sc q sence, and determine
the agriaultural productsof the region
where thtey exi:t Soiis may be im
proved mechanically as well as ene m
ically ; in faci all the conditions must
b y fullled if we wouli have a perfect
result. Deep ploughing and subsoil
mng turn up new earth atd loosen the
s ail so that the roots may penetrate.
This mode of culture improves sttiY
clay sois, but it wrould injure light
ar d aucy eiis. si:ch as pirney woods
ato t;you e'~uni break up the ran
ar~d :nur s5i1 wjl2l rether hod]
manu e nt r wac. ) -ainage U!s
anotcer moida3 cf mechauer i~nprove
men. rnot only by taking cff superfiu
ons ..ater, but the soil is readered
warar.r Or:eS cut eo mer after rains;~
isom. r cui:ivated ia~ the em. :g of
tL year, a'~d the plant gr ot
more reacily. YourV :0. rouuasa'e
the la'.t to be plart'd iu coro. U'ter
rains, a!sc', :he water n k i th
;.rur, cI~r::Io' el:. :n- ic .:.icoug
p-inciloes aosorbed iu? ;ts cescent
hi -;ug a the~ atmospohere. Drainage
cimtitish s fo-s, sdetrimentalto some
'i:d: o' e ii ndlg but not lea-t,
is comui' UCr-o 'd-to and saves doc
-ra"n" r tra in No 20.'atn in
di ac2' . y'e Te~r d eo
txloi.r a -ed and
11- . r. a-.. ad vr to!r
r ,.,arsquadro in the a
- e. >.h srmoe soa-er the
ef Ap prde ads
proced r not to Porto
e ha ut to attack our shi: s
e P. There is Lit le prob'
hat an ever tanaght of such
n .Tr Sa a-is> Ce woutld be
-~ *-es o,~r or' P~el
etqe di bh !r.t s0:1 pro? V y 1ot
Royal makes the food pure,
wholasomo and deUclous.
bAKIO4
POWDER
Absolutely Pure
POYAL BAKINO PCWDER CO., fW YORL
I HE TWO FLEETS.
United atesa-d fpaalft . g
In tIe Battle,
The f )o wing is a list of the twe
Sihets engaged in the confict at Ma.
nila:
UNITED STATE8 SHIPS.
Olympia, first class protected cru's-r,
5,800 tons, launched, 1892; sosed, SL
knots; battery, four 8 inch rifles, tea
5irc'i rapid fire guns, fourteeng -
pounders, six 1 pounders and four
machine gun-.*
Baltimore, se:ond rate, 4,600 tons;
soeed 20 6 knots; battery, four 8 inah,
six 6 inch rifes. four 6 poundeirapil
tire, two 2 pounders, two 1 poinders,
two 18 inch, two 1.4 inch and two
machine guns.]
Boston, se cand rate, 3,189 tons spd
15 knots; battery, two8 inch, six g
inch rifles, two 6 pounder rapid fre,
two 3 pounders, two 1 pounders, two
one point 8 inch, two one-point4 inc't
and two machine guns.
Rtleigh, second-class, speed, It
knots; battery, one 6 inch and ten S
in2ch rapd fira rifles, eight 6 pounders,
four 1 p:unders and two machine
guns.
Concord. third rate,. 1,700 tons;
speed, 17 k2ots; battery, six 6 ineb,
t Lo 6 pounder rapid fiee, two 3 pmwa,
ders, one 1 pounder and fourmachian
guns,
Petrel, fourth rate, 893 t )w;
1S keots. battery, four 6 inch ga
two 3 pounder rapid fire, onel ou
and four machine guns.
McCulloch, revenue cutter.
Nanshan, collier.
Z tlra. supply vessel.
THE SPANISH FLEET.
R ina Maria Christina, 3,520
built 1886; speed, 17 knots;
six 6 2-ie i Hontoria guns; t
inch and three 2.2-inch rapid
rifles, six 1.4-inch and two'
guns.
Castilla, 3.342 tons: built 1881; bat
tery, four 5 9-inch Krupp rifles, two
4 7-:nch, two 3.3-inh, four 2.5-inch
rapid fire and two machine guns.
Velac:, 1,153 tons; battery thre
5.9-inch Armstrong inss, two 27
inch Ho2ntorias and two machine guar.
Dun Antoni3 de Ulloa and Don
Juan de Austria, each 1,130 tons;
spued, 14; knots; battery, four 4 7-inch
Eortorias, two 2.2-inch rapid fire,
t wo 1,5-inch and two machine gLuns.
General Le za and El Can', gun yes
,ils, 524 tons; built 188E; speedi11.
niots. The General Iz has two
atoria r~fles of 4 7-inch calibre, one
3 5 inch, t wo small rapid fire 'and one
machine gun; the E!cano, three 4,7
inch guns, two small rapid firs and
t wo machine guns.
Ma q es del Duero, dispatch boat,
500 tonsa; one smooth bore 6 8-Inch
calibre, t wo 4 7-inch and one "mMcin
The Isla de Cuba and the Isla de
Luzon are both small gunboats. They
are of 1,030 tons dislaement and
carry four 4.7-inch H 'to two
small guns and two machine guna,
Ila do Mindarao, of the Compal
Trans Atlantica of Cadiz, arme as a
cruiser; length, 376 5; beam, 42,3;
gross tons, 4,195; speed, 13 5.
The True Spirna.
Senator Teller has on mere than one
oc::asion proved that he is the brain
iest, broadest and most patriatic stae
man in the Uaited States &nnte.
No where has the attitude of this cena
try towaerds Spain been more terUSel
stated or the real American idea more
clearly set forth than in Senator Till
er's speech wheu-he said: "This war
upon which we ar-e enteuing cann bring
us no material gaia. It will result ia
i he loss of millions to our commerea.
It will s weep our ships from the me
and wa will leave thousands of our
yo ing men dead from fevers and di.
ease in the tropics. AUl this must e
counted in advance, aa d we have
counted it. I believe the day of Cuban
freedom has come, but when we have
achieve d the victory there wall be no
territory to indemnify us for our sae
rifices, because we do not want terri
tcry . There will be no money to in
demnify us, because Spain is bnk
rupt. We must fi- d our supreme a-t
isfaction for our bl.:od and treasures
in relieving the cry of suffering and
the cause of humanity. This war must
be fought, because in the eyes of the
world we stand as thie sentinel of 10
erty on the western hemisphere, a -d
because, if we fail to iste to t
voice of the stiffering and downtraa
den, we will be untrue to the prihei
ples upon which this government is
fout. ded as upon a rc."
slivar and B anas oaptai e4
The United States mo..i.or Terror.,
Cap-. Ludlow,- captured tne small
Spanish coasting steamer Anorsio
BAivar off Cardenas W-daesday
night. When captured she nad $60,
000 in Spanish silver aboard. in addi
tion a cargo -of bananas. The silver
was taken on baard thie Terror. The
steamer was bound from P,>rt Limom,
Costa Rica. for Habana, wne n capi
ured off Catrdenas by ths mOaitor.
She w:.s brought in here by Gxaner
iartin and a prize crew.
Spunisr 'ifee oept2ine.
B snco cables that American war
shit~s blockading Cienfuegus capture .
Spanish merchant iteame'-. A colo-.n
rad, surgeon, sax officers and three
nor -commissioned officers were held
a'- prisoners. Civilian passengerh lity
era.ed.
T HE opinion seems to pru vail amnoag
hli naval c ffic-rs taat Havana w1ll
not be bmbarded; but will only be
olcckaded ic'r the present It is mad to
be the desire of the administration to
take the city with as little bloodihed
and destruction of prop rty as posible
But all this, of course, is subject to
speedy change.
ACCoRDING to the SAwitac Center,
Mithl, Repub'iaan, a big mejarity of
the c Tz ns of that place favor an im
mediate war with Spain but a careful
esiimate of the number o' recruits
willing to help drive Sin fr o a 'he
Western Hemnisahere p s.ea t-e toutal
at t wo. And Sanilae is not the only
npace wrew this condition ~mflta

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