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Talmage's Stirring Sermon on
the "Queens of Home."
HEROINES OF THE FIRESIDE.
Ministering Angels. In the Sick
room. What Her Chief
Desire Should Be.
In this discourse the opportunities
of usefulness for women are set forth by
Dr. Talmage, and many sympathies are
stirred and memories recalled. The
text is Solomon's Song vi, S. "There
are threescore queens.
So Solomon, by one stroke, set forth
the imperial character of a true Chris
tian woman. She is not a slave, not a
hireling, not a subordinate, but a quceen.
In a former sermon I showed you that
crown and courtly attendants and im
perial wardrobe were not necessary to
make a quesu, out that graces of the
heart and life will give coronation to I
any woman. I showed you at once at
some length that woman's position was
higher in tue world than man's, and that
although she had often been denied the
right of suffrage, she always did vote and
always would vote by her influence, and
that her chief desire ought to be that
she should have graec rightly to rule in
the dominion which she has alread won.
I began an enumeration of some of her
rights, and now I resume the subject.
In the first place woman has the spe
cial and the superlative right of bless
ing and comforting the sick. What
land, what street, what house, has not
felt the smitings of disease? Tens of
thousands of sickbeds: What shall we
do with them? Shall man, with his
rough hand and clumsy foot, go stumbl
ing around the sickroom, trying to
soothe the distracted nerves and allevi
ate the pains of the distressed patient?
The youngman at college may scoff at
the idea of being under maternal in
luences, but at the first blast of typhoid
fever on his cheek he says, "Where is
mother?" Walter Scott wrote partly
in satire and partly in compliment:
Oh, woman, in our hours of ease,
Uncertain, coy and hard to please,
When pain an anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou!
I think the most pathetic passage in
all the Bible is the description of the
lad who went out to the harvest field
of Shunem and got sunstruck-pressing
his hands on his temples and crying
out: "Oh, my head! My head!" And
they said, "Carry him to his mother."
And then the record is, "He sat on her
knees till noon and then died."
And so it was also through all of our
war with Spain-women heroic on the
field, braving death and wounds to
reach the fallen, watching by their
fever cots in the West Indian hospitals
or on the troopships or in our smitten
home camps. Men did their work
with shot and shell and -arbine and
howitzer; women did their work with
socks and slippers and bandages and
warm drinks and Seriptvre texts and
gentle strokings of the hot tempses and
stories of that land where they never
have any pain. Men knelt down over
the wounded and said, "On which side
did you fight?" Women knelt down
over the wounded and said: "Where
are you hurt? What nice thing can I
make for you to eat? What makes
you cry?" Tonight while we men are
sound asleep in our beds there will be
a light in yonder loft; there will be
groaning down that dark alley; there
will be cries of distress in that cellar.
Men will sleep, andlwomen will watch.
Again, woman has a special right to
take care of the poor. There are hun
dreds and thousands of them all over
the land. There is a kind of work that<
men cannot do for the poor. iHerei
comes a group of little barefoot children1
to the door of the Dorcas society. They
need to be clothed and provided for.
Which of these directors of banks would
know how many yards it would take to'
make that little girl a dress? Which
of these masculine hands could fit aC
hat to that little girl's head? Which
of the wise men would know how to
tie on that new pair of shoes?
0 Christion young woman, if you
would make yourself happy and win the
blessing of Christ, go out among the
destitute. A loaf of bread or a b '
of socks may make a homely 1-- * i r -
carry, but the angels oz God wit - me
out to watch and the Lord A. Thty
will give his messenger hosts a r ,
saying, "Look out for that y- aan,.
canopy her with your wings and ielter
her from all harm," and while you are
seated in the house of destitution andI
suffering the little ones around theC
room will whisper: "Who is she? Ain'tI
she beautiful?" And if you will listen
right sharply you will hear dripping
down through the leaky roof and rollinga
over the rotten stairs the angel chant
that shook Bethlehem, "Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace, good
will to men."
Can you tell me why a christian wo
man going down among the haunts of
iniquity on a christian errand never -
meets with any indignity? I stood in
the chapel of Helen Chalmers. the
da-ighter of the celebrated Dr. Chal
mers, in the most abandoned part of the
city of Edinburgh, and I said to her as
I looked around upon the fearful sur
roundings of that place, "Do you come
here nights to hold a servie?" "Oh.,
yes," she said. "Can it be possible ?
that you never meet with an insult b
while performing this christian errand?
"Never," she said, "never." That n
young woman who has her father by )
her side walking down the street, armed
police at each corner is not so well de- ~
fended as that christian woman who "
goes forth on gospel work into the ~
haunts of iniquity carrying the bibles u
and bread. God, with the red right i
arm of his wrath omnipotent, would 1
tear to pieces any one who should offer g
indignity to her. He would smite t
him with lightnings and drown him C
with floods and swallow him with b
earthquakes and damn him with eter. ri
nal indignations. e
Some one said: "I dislike very much sI
to see that christian woman teaching t
those bad boys in the mission schools.
I am afraid to have her instruct them." n
"So," said another man. "I am afraid ri
too." Said the first, "I am afraid they t<
will use vile language before they leave t!
the place." "Ah," said the other man, ti
"I am not afraid of that. What I am y,
afraid of is, that if any of those boys at
shouldl use a bad word in her presence e1
the other boys would tear him to pieces ti
and kill him on the spot." That wo- ti
man is the best sheltered who is shel- s<
tered by the Lord God Almighty, and w
you need never fear going;i anywhere tl
where God tills you to go. a
It seems as if the Lord had ordained p
woman for an especial work in the so-f
licitation of charities. Backed up by o
barrels in which there is no flour, and y
by stoves in which there is no fire, and T
by wardrobes in which there is no y
na on her errand, God says to her, 1
You 1ro into that bank or store or shop
.ndi-oct the u:oney." She goes in and
ets'it. The nan is hard fti3ted, but
he aets it. She could not help butget
t. It is decree! from eternity she
hould get it. N. need of your turn
u, your back and pretending you don't
iear: you do hear. There is no need of
-our saying you are begged to death.
[here is no need of your wasting your
ime. "nd you might as well submit
lr t as las. You had better right away
ake down your checkbook, mark the
umber of the cheek, till up the blank,
izn your name and hand it to her.
Lere i; no need of wasting time. Those
oor !hildren on the back street have
)-a hurg:ry long cnough. That sick
Lan must ha7 some farina. That con
umptive must have something to ease
'is cough. I mect this delegate of a
elief seciety coming out of the store of
uch a hard fisted man, andI say, "Did
Fou get the money?" "Of course," she
ays **I got the money; that's what I
went in for. The Lord told me to go in
lld get it, and he never sends me on a
Again, I have to tell you that it is a
wo.an's specific right to comfort under
the stress of dire disaster. She is call
d the weaker vessel, but all profane as
well as sacred history attests that when
the crisis comes she is better preparec
than man to mect the emergency. How
>ften you have seen a woman who seem
?d to be a disciple of frivolity and in
lolence, who, under one stroke of ca
amity, changed to a heroine. Oh,
what a great mistake thore business men
make who never tell their business
roubles to their wives! There comes
some great loss to their store, or some
f their companions in business play
them a sad trick, ar.d they carry the
burden all alone. He is asked in the
household again and again:
"What is the matter?" But he be
lieves in a sort of Christian duty to keep
all that trouble within his own soul.
Oh, sir, your first duty was to tell your
wife all about it! She perhaps might
not have disentangled your finances or
extended your credit, but she would
have helped you to bear misfortune.
You have no right to carry on one'shoul
der that which is intended for two.
Business men know what Imean. There
came a crisis in your affairs. You strug
gled bravely and long, but after awhile
there came a day when you said' "Here
I shall have to stop," and you called in
your partners, and you called in the
most prominent men in your employ,
and you said, "We have got to stop."
You left the store suddei.ly. You
could hardly make up your mind to pass
through the street and over on the fer
ryboat. You felt everybody would be
looking at you and blaming you and de
nouncing you. You hastened home.
You told your wife all about the atfair
What did she say? Did she play the
butterfly? Did she talk about the
silks, and the. ribbons, and the fash
No. She came up to the emergency.
'he quailed under the stroke. She of
ered to go out of the comfortable house
into a smaller one and wear the old
:oak another winter. She was the one
who understood your- affairs without
blaming you. You looked upon what
ou thought was a thin, weak woman's
irm holding you up; but while you look
ed at that arm there came into the fee
le muscles of it the strength of the
eternal God. No chiding. No fret
:ing. No telling you about the beautiful
douse of her father from which you
brought her 10. 20 or 30 years ago.
ou said: "Well, this is the happiest
lay of my life. I am glad I have got
~rom under my burden. My wife don't
eare-I don't care." at the moment
ou were exhausted God sent a Debo
ah to meet the host of Amalekites and
scatter them like chaff over the plain.
[here are sometimes women who sit
eading sentimental novels and who
wish that they had some grand field in
which to displlay their Christian pow
~rs. What grand and glorious things
hey could do if they only had an oppor
unity' My sister, you need not wait
er any such time. A crisis will come
n your affairs. There will be a Ther
nopylae in : ar household where God
ill tell y ou to stand. There are
cores and hundreds of households to
ay where as much bravery and courage
re demanded of women as was exhibit
d by G race Darling or Marie Antoin
tte or Joan of Arc.
Again, I remark it is a woman's
ght to bring to us the kingdom of hea
en. It is easier for a woman to be a
histian than for a ma'a. Why? You
ay she is weaker. No. Her heart is
nore responsive to the pleadings of di
'e love. She is in vast majority.
he fact that she can more easily be
ome a Christian I prove by the state
aent that three-fourths of the members
f >hurches in all Christendom are we
en. So God appoints them to be theI
hief agencies for bringing thi3 world
pa'k to Goil. I may stand here and
ay the soul is immortal; there is aman
rho will deny it. I may stand here
nd say we are lost and undone without
~hrist:;- there is a man who will contra
.ict it. I may stand here and say there
rill be a judgment day after awhile;
onder is some one who will disputs it 1
lut a Christian woman in a Christian
.ousehold. living in the faith and con
istency of Christ's gospel-nobody can
efute that. The greatest sermons are
ot preached on celebrated platforms.
hey are preached with an audience of
wo or three and in private home life
t consistent, consecrated Christian ser
ice is an unanswerable demonstration
f God's truth.
A sailor came slipping down the rat
nes one night, as though something
ad happened. and the sailors cried,
hat's the matter?" He said, "My
other's prayer haunts me like a ghost. I
lome influences, consecrated home in-I
uenes. are the mighticst of all infnu-a
aces upon the soul. There are men i
'ho have maintained their integrity
ot because they were any better nat- a
rally than some other people, but be- d
use there were home influences pray2 t
ig for them all the time. They got ay
>od start. They were latuxehed on a
ie world with the benedictions of a t,
ristian no:her. They may track Si- '3
rian shov~s, they may plunge in Af- i
can jungles, they may flee to the i
rth's end-they cannot go so far-and i
fast but the prayers will keep up with
I speak',to women who have the eter
al salvation of their husbands in their I
ght. hand. On marriage day you f
ok an oath before men and angels
aat you would be faithful and kind un
death did you part, and I believe
u are going to keep that oath, but h
ter that parting at the grave will it be e
ernal separation? Is there any such a
iing as an immortal marriage, making I
e fowers that grow on the top of the b
~puher brighter than the garlands r
hih at the marriage banquet flooded si
e air with aroma? Yes, I stand here ti
2 embassador of the most high God to d
claim the banns of an immortal union
r all those who join hands in the grace a:
Christ. O woman, is your husbaad, f<
ur father, your son, away from God? tl
he Lord demands their redemption at ir
ur hands. There are prayers for you b
.o give, there are examples for you to
set, and I say now, as Paul said to the
Corinthian woman, "What knowest
Lbou but thou shalt save thy husband?"
A. man was dying, and he said to his
wife: "Rebecca, you wouldn't let me
have family prayers; you laughed about
all that, and you got me away into
worldliness, and now I'm going to die,
and my fate is sealed, and you are the
,-ause of my ruin!" 0 woman, what
knowest thou but thou canst destroy
Are there not some of-you who have
kindly influences at home? Are there
not some who have wandered far away
rrom God who can remember the Chris
ti.n influences in their early home?
Do not despise those-'influences, my
brother. If you die without Christ,
what will you do with your mother's
prayers, with your wife's importunities,
with your sister's entreaties? What
will you do with the letters they used
to write to you, with the memory of
those days when they attended you so
kindly in times of sickness? Oh, if
there be just one strand hoiding you
from floating off..from that dark sea, I
would just like to take hold of that
strand now and pull you to the beach!
For the sake of your wife's God, for the
sake of your mother's God, for the sake
>f your sister's God, come this day and
and be saved.
Lastly I wish to say that one of. the
specific rights of woman is, through the
grace of Christ, finally to reach heaven.
0 what a multitude of women in heav
en! Mary, Christ's mother, in heaven,
Elizabeth Fry in heaven; Charlotte
Elizabeth in heaven; themother of Au
gustine in heaven: the Countess of Hun
tington, who sold her splendid jewels to
build chapels, in heaven, while a great
many others, who have never been
heard of on earth or known but little,
have gone into the rest and peace of
heaven. What a rest! What a change
it was from the small room, with no
fire and one window (the glass broken
out) and the aching side and wornout
eyes, to the "house of many mansions!"
No more stitching until 12 o'clock at
night, no more thrusting of the thumb
by the employer through the work, to
shw it was not done quite righL
Plenty of bread at last! Heaven for
aching heads, heaven for broken hearts,
heaven for anguish bitten frames! No
more sitting until midnight for the com
ing of staggering steps! No more
rough blows across the temples! No
more shaip, keen, bitter curses!
Some of you will have no rest in '
world. It will be toil and struggle
suffering all the way up. You 'ii
have to stand at your door fighting b ok
the wolf with your own hand, red v iLh
carnage. But God has a crow i for
you. I want you to realize this mora
ing that he is now making it. and when
ever you weep a tear he sets another
gem in that crown. Whenever you
have a pang of body or soul he puts an
other gem in that crown until after
awhile in all the tiara there will be no
room for another splendor, and God will
say to his angel: "The crown is done.
Let her up, that she may wear it."
And as the Lord of righteousness puts
the crown upon your brow angel will
cry to angel, "Who is she?" and
Christ will say: "I will tell you who
she is. She is the one that came up
out of great tribulation and had her
robe washed and made white in the
blood of the Lamb." And then God
will spread a banquet, and helwill in
'ite all the principalities of heaven to
sit at the feast, and the tables will
blush with the best clusters from the
vineyards of God and crimson with the
12 manner of fruits from the tree of
ife, and waters from the fountains of
the rock will flash from the golden
tankards, and the old harpers of heav
>n will sit there, making music with
their harps, and Christ will point you
ut amid the celebrities of heven, say
ing, "She suffered with me on earth;
aw we are going to be glorified togeth
r." And the banqueters, no longr
able to hold their peace, will break
fo. h with congratulation, "Hail, hail
A~d there will be handwritings on the
wall not such as struck the Babylonian
aoblemen with horrow, but fire tipped
Ingers, writing in blazing capitals of
ight and love, "God hath wiped away
dl tears from all faces!"
A New Counterfeit.
There is a new $10 counterfeit bill
n circulation, and the money handlers
iae been warned of its appearance.
rhe note should not deceive anyone
~amiliar with paper money, though it
vould scarcely ever be detected by the
nan who is not familiar with a "ten
~pot." The following circular de
erbirg the counterfeit has been re
~eivd here: "New counterfeit $10
~ilvr certificate, series of 1891, check
etter 1), plate number 14, B. K. Bruce,
egister; Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer;(
>Ortrait of Hendricks. This note is a 1
ithograph, printed on two sheets of
Japanese tissue paper, between which
~ery coarse red and blue silk fibre hasr
>een distributed. The lathe work inc
~ounters in face is creditably executed'
ettering in border so blurred as to bee
llegible; color of ink is a redd ish brown,
nstead of carmine. The nunmber of
he note at hand is E20,394,345; colord
nd formation of numbers is good, butd
ignmcnt bad. The back of the noter
s more deceptive than the face. The
umber of the back plate is ?6. Line 1:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing' is
o blurred as to be illegible, and all oft
he ornamental work is so blurred that 1
Letail is lost. The note will not de-d
ive anyone familiar with money. The v
redit for the discovery of the note ist
Lue the cashier of National Park Bank, b
Special attention is called to the i
arge advertisement of the Columbia
usiness Coliege, which appears in ~
nther column of this paper. There
s no school in the country that turns ~
ut more successful graduates, or is
iore progressive, more alive to the 1t
emands of the times or that has a bet- ~
er business or shorthand course. No
oung man or lady who is thinking of f,
ttending a business college should fail u,
send for one of their catalogues. b
'he college makes a specialty of secur- a
og good positions for its graduates and h
often has more calls than it can fill. d
very graduate of the college and many t
rominent business men of Columbia
ndorse the school as one of the very
est. A postal addressed to Prof. W.
[. Newberry, the president will b:i
A Butterfly Visit.
Thousands of butterflies invaded
ingston, N. Y., the other day. They
verd the streets and sidewalks, and ti
Stimes the air was filled with them. J
is thought that the butterflies were L
lown in from the far West, and the hi
~sidents of the town fear that the in- 7;
cts will lay their eggs in the maple it
ees and thereby give risc to a great w
eal of trouble next summer. ~ t
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver m
ad Kidneys' with great benefit, and at
yr Dyspepsia or any derangement of a<
e Liver or Kidneys I regard it.as be- at
ig without an equal." James J. Os- p.
rne, Attorney at Law, Boliston, ar
OUR NOBLE DEAD
Who Gave Up Their Lives a
THEY ARE:NOT FORGOTTEN
An Effort' Being Made to Place
Suitable Memorial to South
Carolina Soldiers in
An effort will be made to erect
monument to the South Carolina Con
federate dead in Chickamauga Park
The following memorial is being cire
lated throughout thc State for signa
To the Ilonorable the Senate ani
House ofilRepresentatives of the Statt
of South Carolina: The undersignei
respectfully call to your attention thal
by a joint resolution passed on Decem
ber 22, 1894, provision was; made foi
the appointment of what is known ai
the Chickamauga commission; pursuan1
to which a commission was appointei
by the Governor, consisting of Gen I]
L Farley, Capt R F MeCaslin, Cap,
Perry Moses, Capt A C Appieby, Get
C I Walker, Capt C K Ilenderson, I
P Iarling, Capt E J Gozgins, Major J
D McLucas and Capt Culpepper, to in
quire into and report what suitable
monuments should be erected to com
memorate the deels of the Confederat<
soldiers of South Carolina upon th<
Chickamauga battlefield. Said com
mission was duly organized, visited th<
battlefield and made their report, re
commending the erection of suitabl<
mionuments for said purpose at propei
places on the field.
Nothing has been done towards sup
plying the commissien with means t(
carry on this laudable end, and w<
earnestly urge that the General Assem
bly appropriate at its next session at
least the sum of $10,000 for said pur
pose. It is due by the people of Soutl
Carolina to the heroic dead who perish
ed at Chickamauga that said monu
ments should be erected, and we ar<
satisfied that the taxpayers of the Stat<
will sustain the General Assembly ir
In addition the following order ha<
!)en issued to Confederate Veterans:
Charleston, S. C., Sept. 5, 1899.
General Orders No. 45.
At the Chester Convention the fol.
lowing resolutions were unanimously
Resolved, 1st. That this Convention
memorialize the Legislature to appropri
ate the sum necessary to erect propei
monuments on the battlefield of Chicka
mauga to the < dor of the sons of Caro
[ina who participated in that glorious
2d. That the accompanying memorial
be adopted, and that copies be sent tc
mach camp, which shall secure from
Veterans, Sons of Veterans and citizens
ignatures to the same, and that these
nemorials be returned to the division
ommander before January 1, 1900.
3d. That the division commander
shall appoint a committee of five, who,
ith himself, shall constitute a comn
ittee to present the memorial to the
Camps will please secure signatures
:o the accompanying memorial; not
signatures of Veterans alone, but of
ll citizens of South Carolina who would
ndorse the memorial.
Most of the Northern States, and
any of the Southern States, have
~reted such monuments, and it is due
o the matchless bravery of South Car'
lina's sons that the places consecrated
>y their heroism shall be marked in
~ommon with those of other States.
~s the memorials on the battlefield now
tand South Carolina had no part in
hat glorious victory. Shall this re
nain so? Shall the magnificent valor
>f her sons be still unmarked?
The comrades of this division are
irged to secure so many signatures that
he General Assembly will be bound to
~espect their request to do honor to the
plendid achievements of the sons of
By order of C. Irvine Walker, Comn
nander 5. 0. Division, U. C. V.
James G. Holmes,
Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.
tage Held Up by Solitary Robber,
Who Took the Box.
A dispatch from Napa, Cal., says the
3aligtoga and Lakeport stage was held
ip Thursday by a solitary high waym~an,
rho made off with the express box.
At the scene of the robbery the road
uns through a heavy undergrowth, and
oming suddenly around a curve the
tage driver was confronted by a mask
d robber, who covered him with his
hotgun and ordered him to stop. The
assengers were then commanded to
ismount from the stage and were
rawn 'no in a row while the highway
eti . dated the box of Wells, Fargo
C o., but left the United States mail
The highwayman then turned his at
ention to the row of eight frightened
assengers, whom he commanded to
eposit on the ground their money and
aluables; Rev. C. F. Coy, pastor of
he Methodist church at Middleton,
anded the bandit $5 remarking: "1
m a poor preacher and that is all I
.ave." Upon this statement the high
rayan handed the minister back $1
"All right, pard," he said, "here's
se simoleon for luck."
Newton Stiff, an old resident of Mid
leton, had a considerable sum in his
urse, but slipped the wallet inside his
ng boot, giving the robber only the
yose silver in his pocket.
In all about $75 in cash was secured
-om the passengers in addition to
-atches, chains and trinkets. The rob
er then plunged into the thicket which
joins the road, and the last heard of
im was a report, wnich probably in
icated the blowing off of the lo us
i express box.
MOi. T:; HALF BILLION.
[utual Life Insurance Co. Has Re
urned to Its Members $500 870,737.
New York, September 16.-More
ian half a billion dollars paid. Up to
uy 1 of the cuirrent year the Mutual
ife Insurance Company, of New York,
as returned to its members $500,570, -
17, or over half a billion dollars, and
s accumulated assets on that date
ere 288,5336,471. This shows that
e company has practically paid out as
uch money to the insuring public as
y other two companies of like char
~ter, and that by holding a larger
nount in assets than any other com
iny it is beyond qluestion the largest
id strongest institution of its kind in
e worl. Allan Forman_
Makes the food mor
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroa
According to the Augusta Chroni
'of Thurday the Atlantic Coast L
paid one million dollars for a half
terest in the Georgia railroad lea
Says the Chronicle: "This is a f
which the Chronicle has learned sic
the meeting in Atlanta of the Atlan
and West Point and Western of A
bama roads. Thursday morning I
half million of securities of the Co:
Line were passed upon by th.e Georl
railroad directors and accepted. Th<
a-e more reasons than one why t
Coast Line wanted a share of this lei:
as is shown in the annual statement
Georgia railroad earnings for the p
year which are no secret, and up
which Col. T. K. Scott, general in;
ager, has been receiving very wa
congratulations. These earnings sh
that for the second time in the hist<
of the road under the lease it has eai
ed enough money to pay the rent
The earnings, including interest fr<
the securities under the lease,
$614,179.60, or $14,179.60 over a
above the rental, the rental being $60
000 a year. The other occasion
which it earned .ts rental was duri
the management of Major Greene. E
this is not all the profit to the lei
holders under their contract. I
Georgia road owns other very valual
railroad property. It has a controlli
interest in the Atlantic and West Po'
and a half interest in the Western
Alabama. Of course the Coast Line
der the purchase fall heir to one quar
interest in these two properties duri
the lifetime of the lease. The Chroi
cle published Thursday that the
lantic and West Point declared a dia
dend of 25 per cent. on the capi
stock. By the declaration of this di
dend the lessees of the Georgia ca
into possession of $123,605. T]
amount added to the income of 1l
year-614,179.60-makes a grand a
tal of $737,7S4.60, or $137.804.60
clean cash over and above the ann
rental of $600,000 for the Georgia ra
THE WEATHER AND CROPS.
Weekly Review of United Stal
Weather Bureau for this State.
The following is the weekly bullet
of the condition of the weather a
crops of the State issued Wednesday
Director Bauer of the South Caroli
section of the United States Weatt
Bureau's climate and crop service:
The mean temperature, during t
week ending September 11, 1899, av
aged about S3 degrees, which is nea
7 degrees per day above the norm
A maximum of 101 was recorded
Cheraw, and a minimum of 62 at Te
There were local showers over t
entire State, light along the coast a
over the Pee D~ee regioli, heavy os
the central and western counties, wn<
many localities had weekly amounts
excess of two inches. The need of ra
is indicated for the two regions i
named, while dry weather is needed
permit gathering crops over the greal
portion of the State.
Army worms either have alheady d
appeared or arc fast disappearing
Corn has recently come into silk --
tassel, and on bottom lands, loo
promising, but generally the crop l
not improved and is a poor one. F<.
den pulling is nearly finished and t
fodder has been secured in good cont
Locally heavy rains and high win
damaged open cotton, a~nd a few
ports of rotting and sprouting were
ceived. Picking was retarded in a f
western counties by wet weather, b
generally it made rapid progress, as fr(
half to two-thirds of the bolls are ope
caused by the continued excessive he;
In sections, about all the cotton will
gathered during this month. There w
be no top crop over most of the Stai
although late cotton is still growing a:
blooming, as it is improbable that fru
age now being put on will have time
mature before frost. Also, much c<
ton is not growing at all, the stalks ha
ing reached full maturity. Poor yiel
are reported from all sections, and
picking advances, the tendency is to
duce previous estimates. Sea islai
cotton has improved slightly, althou,
it is rusting and is opening slowl
Second growth is also a damaging pr
The weather was ideal for harvestii
rice, and about half the crop has be<
cut and stacked, while the remaind
is ripening fast.
Sorghum is being pressed and boil
with fairly good 3ields of excelle
quaity of syrup. Grass for hay ai
pastures is making rapid growth. Pc
vines being cut for forage. Peas ha
improved except in Marlboro and Che
terfield countie's, where hot, dry went:
en ruined them. The general prospe
for minor crops is now quite promisin
especially so for s .weet potatoes. In tI
truck regions, fall crops are beit
planted, and the second crop of Iri!
pct:tes being gathered.
A Brutal Assault.
Four or five men went to the aln
house in Transylvania county N.(
about ten days ago and entered tb
room of Brazil Chappel, a weak minde
white woman. choking her to preve;
an outcry. The men carried her to tU
bushes and assaulted her, keeping hi
there several hours. She crawled bac
to the house about 3 o'clock a. m an
told her story. The matter was kei
quiet till the officers could secure clue:
On Sunday the first arrest was mad<
the- e':et being Tillman Andersor
a negra, John Gather, another ncgr
upect, was arrested in Asheville an
taken to Brevard, the county seat c
Transylvania. John Gaston, a negrn
and John Stancill, white, are also sum
peted and warrants are out for them.
The Omaha Herald reports iDr. Rad
er's temperance lecture, and include
"Now, there's President McLinley,
he said, "he's a Methodist, and we use
to be proud of it. But we're not prou
of Mr. McKinley since his stand o
that canteen business. Are we?'
"How many of you are proud of hur
Not a sound.
"How many of you are ashamed the
Mr. McKinley is a Methodist?"
One woman in a far corner murmure<
"Is that all?'' asked Dr. Rader. An<
then the response came from all ove
m delicious and wholesome
i6 POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
THE COTTON RECEIPTS
White Staple Pouring on Market. A
ne Heavy Demand.
se. Secretary Hester's New Orleans cot
et ton exchange statement shows the
cc amount brought into sight for the week
:ic ending Friday is 230,705 bales, against
la- 152,197 for the seven days ending Sep
he tember 15th last year, 227,046 year be
tst fore last and 302,386 same time in 1896.
,ia This makes the total amount for the
re 15 days of the new season 408,404,
he against 239,221 last year, 372.593 year
Lse before last and 508,374 same time in
Ist The statement shows receipts at all
on United States ports since September 1st
M- of 280. 019, against 153,754 last year and
rm 232,599 year before last; overland across
)w the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac
ry rivers to northern mills and Canada,
n- 1S.279, against 8,314 last year, and
al. 3,290 year before last; interior stocks
m in excess of those held at the close of
Lre the commercial year 49,029, against
rd 22,076 last year, and 86,765 year before
D,- last; southern mill takings 61,077,
on against 55,077 last year. and 50,939
n g year before last.
ut Foreign exports for the 15 days have
se been 114,215, against 68,535. The to
he tai takings of American mills, north
e and south and Canada, thus far for the
ng season have been 104,561 bales, against
nt 75,271 last year. These include 43.
of 484 by northern spinners, against 18,
er Since the close of the commercial
ng year stocks at American ports and the
ii- 29 leading southern interior centres
Lt- have been increased 189,628 bales,
i- against an increase for the same period
tal last season of 97.415, and are now 443,
vi- 545 more than at this date last year.
ne Including amounts left over in stocks
iis at ports and interior towns from the
st last crop and the number of bales
;o- brought into sight thus far for the new
in crop, the supply to date is 1,027,302,
al against 506,787 for the same period
11- last year.
HE HAS A PULL.
es Senator McLaurin on Good Terms
in With McKinley.
ad The Washington correspondent of the
by Charleston Post says Senator MeLaurin
2a of South Carolina is among the distin
er guished Southern statesmen in Wash
ington. He is here on business before
he the War Department, trying to secure
- commissions for some of his constitu
y ents and also in relation to the matter
.- of thie State claimis growing out of the
at Spanish-American war.
S The senator called at the executive
mansion the other day in relation to
2ed placing some applications before the
idpresident for commissions, and was re
er ceived very cordially. President Mc
re Kinley and Senator McLaurin are, as is
Pn well known, on very good terms, politi
incally, notwithstanding the political af
3t filiations of the junior senator from
to South Carolina. On several occasions
er the se nator has supported the politics
is of the administration, and moreover he
shas a very high opinion of the chief ex
ecutive. The senator stands very well
a d at the White Ihouse, and the president
ks usually seems disposed to graLnt h's re
as quests in the matter of State patronage.
h- Senator McLaurin says that politics
hin South Carolina just now is not
arousing any great interest. The peo
dsplc of the State are naturally interested
din the Philippine question an-i hope for
--a solution of the difficulties as speedily
-as possible. The senator thinks that
* ongress will be disposed to support
at thle President in his efforts to bring
m about such termination of the war on
"'the islands, and will grant him all the
aid necessary for this purpose.
be I eadto State affairs, Senator
11McLaurin says that business in South
e, Carolina has been very good, and that
Id the farmers as a rule are contented.
t- The senator will likely be in Washing
to ton several days before returning home.
v- The Mortgage.
as The mortgage is a self-supporting in
e; It always holds its own.
m It calls for just as many dollars
;h when cotton is cheap as when itis dear.
Y. It is not affected by the drouth.
e- It is not drowned out by heavy rains.
It never winter kills.
ig Late springs and early frosts never
an trouble it.
er Caterpillers never disturb it.
Moth and rust do not destroy it.
d It grows nights, Sundays, rainy: days
it and holidays.
d It brings a sure crop every year and
- sometimes twice a year.
Ce It produces cash ever time.
s- It does not have to wait for the mar
1- ket to advance.
et It is not subject to speculation of
~the bulls and bears of the board of
gIt is a load that galls and frcts and
It is a burden that the farmer can
not shake off.
s It is with him morning, noon and
e' It eats with him at the table.
d It gets under his pillow when he
e It rides upon his shoulders during
r the day.
S It consumes his cotton crop.
d It devours his cattle.
tIt selects his finest horses and the
It stalks into the dairy where the
busy housewife toils day after day, and
Smonth after month, and takes the
jnicest theese and the choicest butter.
SIt shares the children's bread, and
robs them of half their clothes. -
it stoops the toiler's back with its
remorseless burden of care. It hard -1
ens his hands, benumbs his intellect,J
prematurely whitens his looks, and
- oftentimes send him and his aged wife
over the hill to the poor house.
It is the inexorable and exacting
3. It is a menace to liberty, a hindrance
I to progress, a curse to the world.
He Was Dead.
Goy. Wolcott of Massachusetts re
censly appointed e dead man to the of
fice of medical examiner in District No-.
t 3, Barnstable county. The appointee
not unnaturally failed to qualhify, and
the Governor's attention having been
called to this fact he renominated the 1U
I deceased physician. The executive has
e just learned that the man whom be in
tene to hoao died in April last.
-~: Priest Msaries His Nurse.
Father Charles Brady, a priest of the
Catholic church, was taken sick in
Quincy, Ill., three weeks ago, and was
nu-sed back to health by Miss Addie
Gwinn, a Protestant nurse. It is an
nounced that Father Brady and the'
nurse were mairie.d in St. Louis a few
days ago by a Protestant minister.
The marriage means the retirement of
the priest from the church. Father
Brady, who is wealthy, was educated
for the priesthood at Rome.
A Negro was arrested at Ty-Ty, Ga.,
positively identified as one of the two
Negroes who assaulted Miss Johnson at
that place last Tuesday. Two hundred
men heavily armed assembled at Ty-Ty.
People passing on a train at 2 o'clock
this morning saw a Negro suspended 20&
feet in the air from a telegraph poles
Scarch for the other Negro continue.
Kills Herself and Daby.
Mrs. J. M. Williams, of Sedatia, Mo.,
wife of a Missouri Pacific breakeman,
saturated the clothing of herself and
two-months-old babe with. kerosene
Wednesday and then set fire'to the gar
ments. She was burned to death and
the babe was fatally burnedr Mrs.
Williams has for some time been con
idered of unsound mind.
To Consumers of Lager Beer:
The Germania Brewing Company, of
harleston, S. C., have made arrangements I
with the South Carolina State authorities
by which they are enabled to fill orders
rom consumers for shipments of beer in
mny quantity at the following prices:
Pints, patent stopper, 60c. per dozen.
Four dozen pints in crate, $2.80 per crate.
Exports, pints, ten dozen in barrel, $9.
It will be necessary for consumers or
>arties ordering,to state that the beer is for
rivate consumption. We offer special
ates for these shipments. This beer is c
naranteed pure, made of the choicest hops
td malt, and is recommended by the
nedical fraternity. Send to us for a trial
Charleston, S. C.
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