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"Let Not the Sun.0 Dwoc
HATE BRINGS UNHAPPiNESS
Dr- Talmage Reccommends M41re
of the Saccharine and L.s
of Sour in Human
In this discourse Dr. Talmage
cates the world's reveuges and rccom
mends more of the saccharine and ie s
of the sour in human dispositions: text.
Ephesians iv, 'L2 Lt n-et the sun o
down upon your wrali
What a jillow, embrioder d of all
colcrs, hath the dying day! The crad!.
of clouds from which the sun rises
beautiful enough, but it is surpassed by
the many colored iausoleum ill whIn
at evening it is buried.
Sunset among the mountain. it a
most takes one's breath away to recali
the scene. The long shadows s.rgtefh
ing over the plain make the glory of tne
departing light on the tiptop crag. aid
struck aslant through t-, foliage the
more conspicuous. S.ffron and gold,
purple and crimson comtwingled. All
the castles of cloud in confhratioa.
Btrning Moscows on the sky. lang
ing gurdens of roses a. their deepest
blush. Banners of vapor, red as if
from carnage, in the battle of the ele
ments. The hunter ameng the Adiron
dacks and the Swiss villager among the
Alps know what is a sunset anong the
mountains. After a storr: at sea the
rolling grandeur into wLich the sun
goes down to bathe at nightfall is some
thing to make weird and -splendid
dreams out of for a lifetime. Alexan
der Smith in his poem compares the
sunset to "the barren beach of hell.'
but this wonderful spectacle of nature
makes me think of the buanished wall
of heaven. Paul in prison, writing my
text, remembers some of the gorgeous
sunsets among the mountains of Asia
Minor and how he had often seen the
towers of Damascus blaze in the close
of the oriental days. and he dashes out
that memory in the text when he says,
"Let not the sun go down upon your
Sublime, all suggestive duty for peo
ple then and people now! Forgiveness
before sundown! He who never feels
the throb of indignation is imbecile.
He who can walk among the injustices
of the world inflicted upon himseif and
others without flush of cheek, or flash
of eye, or agitation of nature, is either
in sympathy with wrong or semi-idiotic
When Ananias, the hgh priest, ordered
the constables of the courtroom to
smite Paul on the mouth, Paul fired
up and said, "God shall smite thee.
thou whited wall!" In the sentence
immediately before my text Paul com
mands the Ephesians, "Be ye angry
and sin not." It all depends on what
you are mad at and how long the feel
ing lasts whether anger is right or
wrong. Life is full of exasperations.
Saul after David, Suecoth after Gideon,
Korah after Moses, the Pasquins after
Augustus, the Pharisees after Christ,
and every one has had his pursuers,
and we are swindled or belied or mis
represented or persecuted or in some
way wronged, and the danger is that
healthful indignation shall become
baleful spite and that our feelings set
tie down in a prolonged outpouring of
temper displeasing to God and ruinou<
to ourselves, and hence the important
injunction of the text. "Let not the
sun go down upon your wrath."
Why that limitation to One's anger?
Why that period of fhiming vapor set to
punctuate a flaming disrosition? What
has the sunset got to do with one's re
sentful emotions? Was it a haphaza-rd
sentiment written by Paul without spe
ial significance? No, no; I think of
five reasons why we should not let the
sun set before our temper.
First, because 12 hours is long enough
to be eross about any wrong inflicted
upon us. Nothing is so exhausting to
physical health or mental facult y as a
protracted indulgence of ill humor. It
racks the nervous system. It hurts
the digestion. It heats the blood in
brain and heart until the whole body
is first overheated and then depre~ssed.
Besides that, it s ours the disposition,
turns one aside f.uw his legitimat
work, expends eneec' th-'t ought to
be better employted awd d .a us un re
harm than it does our antacor't.
Paul gives us a good, wide allo .vee c
of time for legitimate denunciation,
from 6 o'clock to 6 o'clock, but says.
"Stop there!" Watch the descending
orb of day, and when it reaches the
horizon take a reef in your dispolition.
Unloose your collar and cool off.
Change the subjiect to something de
lightfully pleasant. Unroll your tight
fist and shake hands with some one.
Bank up the fires at the curfew bell.
Drive the growling dog of enmity back
to its kennel. The hours of this morn
ing will pass by, and the afternoon will
arrive and the sun will begin to set,
and, f beg you, on its brszing hearth
throw all your feuds, invectives and
O:her things being equal, the man
who preserves good temper will come
out ahead. An old writer says that the
celebrated John Henderson of Bristol,
England, was at a dining party where
political excitement ran high and the
debate got angry, and while Henderson
was spe-:king his opponent, unable to
ans'er his argument, dashed a glass of
wine in his face, when the speaker de
libe:ately wiped the liquid from his
face edl said: "This, sir, is a digres
sion. Now, if you please, for the main
argument."' While worldly philosophy
could help but very few to such eqijn
oise of spirit, the aiace of G3od could
help any man to sunh a triumroh. "Im
possible," you say. "I would have
either left the table in anger or have
knocked the man down." But I have
come to believe that nothing is impos
sible if God help.
Aye, you will not postpone till sun
down forgiveness of enemies if you can
realize that their behavior toward you
may be put into the catalogue of the
"all things" that "work together for
good to these that love God " have
had multitudes of friends. but I have
found in my own experienee that Cod
so arranged it that the greatest o;ppur
tunities of usefulness that have been
opened before me were opened by ene
mies. So you may harness your .antag
onists to your best inttrests and con
pel them to draw you on to bet a
work and higher character. suppose
instead of waiting until .2 mieutes
after 4 this evening, when the sun wil:
s, you transact this !cribus work of
forgiveness at meridiau.
Again, we ought not t. xt lt:e sun g'O
down on our wrath, because we wu
sleep better if we are at poec with
everybody. Insom:& e s yettda t'o b
one of the most prevale-znt of isorder5.
ani' ~ uph
dem ea ~i ecants are used,
a nineis orein!It"tant than a
'low i'a mi ing;! to ::leep
when- he is1 in ind ]pu1isuing an c(
es V wth wha rerou titch hie
rt .u o t ecam ThaI newI
'~~~ I I;,' .' *nU
W e awakr hil . fe thc k k 1
p 1. 2. i eve yon, an utlln PrIW
ir-' t~I.' b*II -t .way of a(enging th.
j i our" ilar *'or o4E.e at S 1r1
' .. Coe the exemnr 'or wrtnrl
a bitter letter exi.-'iinl your sent
r nI-. Take f4rom t dIl t er [iicon. -
hoe the i apers i1] t caze to rfre-I
wur . ind Ili 12u r e y m -
neT" Th en lie dwn and wait for the
C' 'f the day, and it wiil coIc be
fore -l p comes, or your sieep will be
..ried V i eCenCe and. if vou take the
ian to l1. it Un your back. a
Why not put a b'ud 1r 1. or aInos
vitX? Why let your fots come into the
Sa-nt- i f your dormi tory? Why let
lerers wh have already torn
your. r.p1. uation to pieces or inj tred
your t.u'lcess bend over your midnilit
pilow and drive from In (ou on1 (f the
Ireatest blessins that God can offer
sweet. reft rshing. all invigoralin:Z sleep?
Why not fence out your enonies by the
gtOld'en bars of the suSer? Why not
stand behind the barrlia.!e of evening
coid and say to them. "Thus far and
no farther." Many a man and nny 'a
woman is iavinz the health of body as
well as the health of soul eaten away by
a malevolent spirit. I have in time of
iclijious awakening had persons iight
after night come into the inquiry room
and get no peace of soul. After awhile
I have bluntly asked them, "Is there
not some one against whom you hive a
hatred that you are not willing to give
up?- After a little confusion they
slightly whispercd. "Ycs." Then 1
have said. "You will never find peace
with God as long as you retain that
A boy in Sparta having stolen a fox
kept him under his coat and, though
the fox was gnawing his vitals, he sub
titted to it rather than expose his
n.isdeed. Many a man with a smiling
face has under his j icket an animosity
that is gnawing away the strenth of his
body and the integrity of his soul. Bet
ter ct rid of that hidden fox as soon as
possible. There are hundreds of domes
tic circles where that which most is
needed is the spirit of forgiveness.
Brothers apart and sisters apart and
parents and children apart. Solomou
says a brother offended is hirder to be
won than a strong city. Are there not
enough sacred memories of your child
hood to bring you together?
The rabbins recount how that Nebu
chadnezzar's son had such a spite
against his father that after he was dead
he had his father burned to ashes and
then put the ashes into four sacks and
tied them to four eagles' necks, which
flew %way in opposite directions. And
there are now domestic antipathies that
seem forever to haye scattered all pa
rental memories to the four winds of
heaven. How far the eagles fly with
those sacred ashes! The hour of sun
down makes to that family no practical
suggstion. T homas Carlyle in his bio
graphy of Frederick the Great says the
old king was told by the confessor he
must be at peace with his enemies if he
wanted to enter heaven. Then he said
to his wife, the queen, "Wvrite to your
brother after I anm dead that I forgive
him." Roloff, the confessor, saidJ,
"Her majesty had better write him im
mediately." 'No," said the king;
" after I am dead. That will be safer."
So) he let the sun of h~s earthly exis
tence go down upon his wrath.
Again, we ought not to allow the sun
to set before forgiveness takes place,
because we might not live to see an
other day. And what if we should be
usherei into the presence of our M1aker
with a grudae upon our soul? The
'majority of people depart this life in
the night. Between 11 o'clock p. in.
and 3 o'clock n ru, there is something
in the atmtt1here which relaxes the
grip which the body has on the soul,
and most people enter the next world
throuh the shadows of this world.
Perhaps God may have arranged it in
that way so as to make the contrast the
more glorious. I have seen sunshiny
days in this world that must have been
almost like the radincee of heaven.
Bt as most people le. -e the earth be
'cenl sundown and sunrise they quit
this world at its darkest, and heaven,
always bright, will be the brighter for
that contrast. Oat of darkness into
Shall we then leap over the roseate
bakt of sunset into the favorite hunt
ing greund ot' disease and death, carry
ing our animosities with us? Who
would want to confront his God, against
whom we have all done meaner things
than anybody his ever done against us,
carrying old gru e? How can we ex
pet his forgivenn-s for the greater
when we arc not wih'bg to forgive oth
ers for thie les? Napoleon was encour
age to inderteke the cro'sing of the
Alps bee s;* ''harlemagne had previ
ously crossed the~n. And all this rug
ed path of forgiveness bears the bleed
ing footsteps of him who conquered
through suffering, and we ought to be
willing to follow. On the night of our
departure from this life into ths next
our one plea wvi' have to be for mercy,
and it will have to be offered in the
presence of him who has said, "if' you
forgive not men their trespasses, neither
will your Heavenly Father forgive your
-Wnat a sorry plight if we stand there
hating this one and hati' hat one and
wishing that one a damiage anti wishing
sonic one else a calamiity, a::d w-" our
selves needing forgiveness for 10,000)
obluites of heart and life. When our
last hour c oims, we want it to find us
Hardly anything affects mieso much
in the uncovering of Pompeii as the
account of the soldier who, after the
city had for many centuries been cov
ered with the ashes and scorhe of Yesu
vius, w'as found standing in his place
on guard, hand ou spear and helmet on
head. Others tied at the awful sub
mergeent, but the explooyer, 1 00
Iyears after, found the body of that
brave fellow in right position .And
it will be a grand thing7 if, when our
last moment comes, we arc found in
:igh z position toward God, on gard' and
uuaffrigted by the descendin:; ashes
'em the mountain of deth. I do not
upose that I am any mere of a coward
thn mst pleople, but I declare to yoa
tat I vould not dear to sleep tonight if
hre were any being i" all th ecarth
wi. h whom I would not "ladly shake
ia~ 13-ast durng the igh h' us m
-prtdimsed to other realms I should
Ibecause tof my unforgjjii' spirit, b~e
deni'd dittine forgiveness.
"Bt tays -come woaten, 'there is a
orid ceature that has in jur.d mei
ctr theaan mtake up; with her I
w 1l die rt." Well, Ai'e, yo'u may
it wn- be-your eonr.piete padca of bet
er (.&s eternal y;nishment of you.
savs some ma-i. "that fellow
who cheated ic out of those goods or
d:ingeed my business credit or started
that lie about me in the newspapers of
by his perfidy broke up my domestic
happinless. forgive him I cannot, for
dive him I will not." Well, brother,
I.,e yoar choice. You will never be
at Peace wIth God till you are at peace
wit h man. Feeling as y-u now do, you
would not get so near the harbor of
heaven as to see the lighthip. Better
leave that man with the God who said,
-Venenee is mine, I will repay.
You may say. "I will make him aweat
forth at yet; I will make him squirm; I
mean to pursue him to the death," but
you are damaging yourself more than
-ou damage him, and you are xaaking
Iaven f-r your soul an impossibility.
If he will not be reconciled to you, be
reconciled to him. In five or six
hours ii will be sundown. The dahlias
will bloom against the western sky.
Somewhere between this and that take
.I hovel and bury the old quarrel at
least six feet deep "Let not the ,un
go down upon your wrath."
"But ." you say, "I have niore than
I etn bcar: too much is put upon me,
atd I am rot to blame if I am some
what revengeful and unielenting."
Then I think of the little child at the
moving of some goods from a store.
The father was putting sime solls of
goods on te child's arm. package after
package, and some one said. "That
child is being overlo.ded, and so much
ouuht not to be put upon her," when
the child resounded, "Father knows
iov much I can carry." and God, our
Father, will not allow to much im
position on his children. In the day
of eternity it will be found you had not
one annoyance it will be found you had
not one annoyance too many; not one
exasperation too many; not one outrage
too many. You Heavenly Father
knows how much you can carry.
Again, we oaght not allow the pas
sage of the sunset hour before the dis
missal of all our affronts, becaus we
nay associate the sublimest action of
the soul with the sublimest spectacle in
nature. It is a most delightsome thing
to have our personal experience allied
,with certain subjects. There is a tree
or river band where God first answered
. our prayer. You will never pass that
place or think of that place without
thisking- of the glorious communion.
There was some gate or some rorm or
some garden wall where yon were
affianced with the companion who has
ehief joy in lise. You never spead ( f
tha place but with a smile. Some (
you have pleasant memories connecte
with the evening star, or the moon I
its first quarter, or with the sunrise.
because you saw it just as you wern
i riving at harbor after a tem pestuou-s
voyage. Forever and forever, 0 hearer,
associate the sunset with your magnani
m1ou, out aad out, unlimited renuncia
of all tatred and forgiveness of all foes
I admit it is the most difficult of all
graces to.practice, and at the start yon
may make a complete failure, but ke:
on in the attempt to practic! it.
Shakespeare wrote ten plays before he
reached "Hamlet" and 17 plays before
he reached "Merchant of Venice" and
20 plays before he reached "Macbeth."
and gradually you will come from the
easier graces to the most difficult.
Besides that, it is not a matter of
ersonal determination so much as the
laying hold of the almighty arm of
God, who will help us to do any thing
we ought to do. Remember that in all
controverfies the one least to blame
will have to take the firrt step at paci
fication if it is ever effectee. The
contest between ..aEchines and Aris
tippus resounds through history, but
Aristippus, who was least to blame,
went to Mechines and said, "Shall we
not agree to be friends fefore we make
ourselves the laughing stock of the
whole country?" And ?schines said,
"Thou art a far better man than I, for
I began the anarrel, but thou hast been
the first in hiealing the breach," and
they were always friends afrerwards.
So let the ore oa y, that is least to
blame take the tirst step toward recon
ciliation. The one mast in the wrong
will never take it.
Oh, it makes one feel spelndid to be
able by God's help to practice unlimit
ed forgiveness. It improves one's
body and soul. My brother, it will
make you measure three or four more
inches around the chest and improve
your respiration so that you can take a
deeper and longer breath. It improves
the countenance by scattering the
glom and makes you somewhat like
God himself. He is omnipotent of all
the universe, and we cannot copp that.
He is creative, and we cannot copy
that. 11L is omnipresent, and we can
not copy thLt. But he forgives with a
broad s weep all faults, and all neglects.
and all insults, and all wrong-doings,
and in that we may copy Mim with
mighty success. Go harness that
sublimne action of your soul to the sun
set-the hour when the gate of heaven
opens to let the day pass into the
eternities, and some of the glories
escape this way through the brief open
ing. We talk about the Italiatn nuis~
sets and sunset amid the Avemtae
and sunset amid the condille:as, but I
will tell you how you may see a grander
sunset than any mere lover of nature
ever beheld; that is by flinging into it
all your hatreds and animosities, and
let the horses of fire trample them, and
the spearmnen of fire stab them, and the
chariots of the fire roll over them, and
the spearmen of fire stab them, and the
beach of fire consume them, and the
billows of fire overwhelm them.
Mohammed said, "The sword is the
key of heaven and hell." But, my
hearers, in the last day we will find
just the opposite of that to be true,
and that the sword never unlocks
heaven, and that he who heals wounds
's greater than he who makes them,
and that on the same ring are two keys
-G od's forgiveness of us and our for
eivnss of enemies-and these two
keys unlock paradise
And now I wish for all of you a beau
tiful sunset to your earthly existence.
With some of you it has been a long
day of trouble, and with others of you
it will be far from calm. WXhen the
sun rose at 6 o'clock, it was the morn
iig of youth, and a fair day was
prophesied, but by the time the noon
day or middle life had come, and the
clock of your earthly existence had
sru'k 12, cloud racks gathered, and
tempest bellowed in the track of
tempest. But as the eveninr of o' i
age approached. I pray God the e
nmay brighten and the elouds be pil.ed
up into pillars as of celestial reiu;'Y>
which you go, or move as with nuunted
cohorts come to take you htome. And
a you sink cut of sight below the
h~oronl, may there be a radiance of
Cr"stian examiple lingering long after
oI are uo-ne. and on the heavens be
wrtten 'iu letters of sapphire and on
thut ates in letters of opal and on the
hils in letters of emerald, "Thy sun
saal no more go down, neither ahall
ty moon withdraw itself, for the Lord
shal tbe thine everlast'ng light, and
the day of thy mouruing shall be
ended." So shall the sunset of earth
Methodist Ministers Make Many
WHERE THE PREACHERS GO.
The Appointments of the South
Carolina Methodist Confer
ence. More Changes
I han Last Year.
The South Carolina Confereuce of
the Methodist Episcopal Chur:h, South,
convened in the Methodist Church at
Orangeburg last Wednesday morning.
The Conference transacted much busi
ness of importance, and Monday the
names of the mninisters and the ebarges
to which they were appointed was made
public. Below will be found a list of
C I .\RLESTo.5 10SiTRICT.
A J Stokes, Presiding Eder.
Allendaie- I .1 Cauthen, Jr
Beaufort-,A B Earl.
P1inopoli--W T Patrick.
D-ack ,wamp-W G Kirkland.
Char eston- Irinity, J W Kilgo; Bethel, E
0 Watson: Spring sreet, Jno Owen: Cum
berlind, .1 L larler.
Etrhardt-tl C Nlruzon.
Cypress-J L Muiliuix.
Ri g-land-W R Burthanan.
Hlampton-E K Moore.
liarle)ville-E M MKissick
Hendersonville-- 0 N Rountree.
McCellaavdl'e-J F Way.
Port Royal-Il E Turnipseed.
Ridgeviie-Rt W uwphries
Round 0 and St. Pau -J C Davis.
Fumm rville-G P Watson.
St. George's station-W B Duncan
Grover-) A Calhour.
C,>rdesville-D A Patrick.
Walterboro-J E Carliile
Secretary E tucation -J W Kilgo.
Assis ant Edi~or S. C. Advocate-S A
Chaplain Port Society-P A Murray.
Mt Pieasant-To b- -upplied.
R k Child, Pcesiding Elder.
Abbcvill -J W Dauiel.
Antreville -S T Blackman.
Butler-li W Whitaker.
'okesbury-J L Daniel.
Dona'ds-W B Wharton.
Greenwood-P L Ktrton.
Greenwood City Mission-Supp'ied.
Kinardls-J J Stevenson
WloCormick-W T Duncan.
\b. Carmel-Henry Stokes.
Ninety-six-W L Wait.
Newberry-Johnston Street, W I Herbert;
'YNeal Street, J W Speake.
Newberry circuit-D P Boyd.
Pa'ksville-F E Hedges.
1henix-M M Braboam.
Princeton-4 W Henry
Prostoerity-W H Ariail.
4aluda-A S LeAlie.
Verde y-S J Bethea.
I Waterloo-W C Winn
Coice:bury Conference Szhool -W S
E T 11 dges, Presiding Eider.
Biteshurg, A C Walter.
Columbia, Washington sareet, W R Rich
ar son; Main street, S d Zimmerman; Green
street, Granby and Richland, J E Mahaffey;
Brookiaud aLnd Heiron, C D Mann; Edge
wood, kt S Treadale; Hyatt's Park, to be bup
Edgefield, G W Davis.
Faireeld, R WV Spisener.
Fort Motte, J C Welch.
Graenitevilre, E P Hutson.
Johnston, 8 P 1? Et Bwnll.
Lengley, R C Bout ware.
Lesvi le', J F Anderson.
Lewiedale, J M Lawson.
Lexington, J N Wright.
Lexington Fork, J S Abercrombie.
Rlidgeway, W S Good win.
Upper St. Mi'tbews, J W Ariail.
Winisboro, J D) Crout.
Southern Christian Advocate, Jno. 0. Will
Colombia Female College, W W Daniel.
Epworth Orphanage, G R Waddell.
Paine Institute, Geoc. WV Walker
Warrenville, Rt E Mood.
M Dargan, Presiding Elden.
Cheraw station, E G Price.
Cheraw circu.ii', A B Weldon..
Caeussen, J L Roy.
C.yde, W M Harden.
Darlington, C B Smith.
Darlington circuit, A R Phillips.
Florence, J T Pate.
Georgetown, J L~ Stokes.
Georgetown circuit,.] A White.
Hartsville circuit. 3 W Humbert.
Johnsonville. J R S jouirner.
Kingstree circ it, WV S Martin.
Laae City, J E Rushtonz.
Lamar, G .'1 B tyd.
Lanes, Rt M DoBose.
Rome A E Holler.
S~lters, WV H Thrower.
Scran-on. W C Kelley.
South Fiorence, 0 1 Durant.
Tnmonsvi he, H J Cauthen.
Cartersville, Win. huff.
J B Wilson, Presiding E der.
Anderson, St. John's, J B Campbilell:
West End, S B Harper.
Easley and Bethesda, W E Wiggius?
Fountain Inn circuit, G C Leonard.
Greenville, Butncombe street, G T Har
mon; City Mills, B G Murphy; St. Paul's, M
G-eenville circuit, T J White.
Greer's, J C Roper.
Mo Lure circuit, C W Burgess.
Nrth lPickens circuit, J N Stone.
Bz, sville, 83 M Robertson.
Pc zer T GI herbert.
P - 's r'rtit. RL E Sta~khouse.
PIckens cuc... h Rt Dagnall.
Pedmont, 12 C Lison.
Reidviile, J WV Shelhl.
Seneca at d Walhal a, G F Clarkson.
Starr and Ira. t) M ahney.
Town'lie, John W Bailey.
Travellers' Rest, J P Attaway
Waihalla and Newry. To be supplied.
Westminster, D) W Keller.
West Pickens, L L Inabinet; A M itta
Wiiamuaton and Belton, P F Kilgo.
Willumneton circuit, A W Attaway.
Asitant S S Editor, L F Beaty.
Wiiiamaton Female College, S Lan ler.
SIAlt ON DIsTRICr.
W C Power, Presiding Elder.
Bayboro-tE M Merritt.
Bennettsvil'e station-C W Creighton.
Bennetsville circuit-A J Cauthen.
Bightsville-W B Bakter.
Briton's Neck-W E Barre.
Bucksville-M F Dukes.
Centenary-J S Porter.
Clio- l' M Dent.
Conway station-J W Elkins.
Cool Springs Crcui-E FScoggins.
Conway Circuit, T B R.-ynolds.
Dillon Station-C C Herbert.
Ltta-3] E Beard.
little Rock-J A~ (mzn hell.
Little hRive- !an
.\i :,,u treuit a d \i'tls-II- La Singleton.
McColl Circui and Mit s-T L Belv'n.
Mulin-A B Waetsn
North MsnrlbooJ H Noland.
North Mulis-G~ R Shaffer.
Waccamaw--G WI Gatlin.
H1 B Browne, PresIding Elder.
Aken, A J SrMif.d.
Bambherg, T Ct)'dell.
Barnwell, .J G eek with.
Ba'ncheille. W A Wright.
Biling sprintgs, E Z James.
Denmark, G E Stokes.
Edito, .1 C Yongue,
Lower St. Matthews, M W Hook,
Orangeburg Staetiorn, WV A Rogers.
Orangeburg Circuit, W W Williams.
Providenc3, B M Grier.
Roweaville Station, JC Chandler.
South Branchville, J D Frierson.
Springfield, R C McRoy.
Swansea, W C Gleaton.
Waener, To he supplie 1.
Willistcn, T T Macfarlane.
ROCK HILL DI5LTRICT.
H W Brys, Presiding Elder.
Blacksburg, D M .ilcLeod.
B ackstock, P B Ingrahm.
Chester, J E Grier.
Chester Circuit, J B Traywick.
( hestrfteld, A F Berry.
E4Ast Chester, W H \liller.
Fort 1ill, R A Yongne
ffickory Grove, R W BIrber.
.eff-rson, L. L. 5edenbaugh.
Lancaster-R N Brunson.
Lancaster Circuit and City Mission, %1 H
North Rock Hill. J 0 SJoll.
Richburg, N B Clarkaon.
Rock Hili, J 6 Bealey.
Rock Hill Circuit, J B Harris.
Tradesville, C Li Clyde.
Yorkville, J N1 Steadman.
Yr-rk Circuit. 8 I Buoth.
Van Wyck, J I Spin ks.
W P Mcadors, Prsidtng Fleder.
Belmont, M L Banks Jr.
Clifton and Cowpens, 8 D Vaughn.
Cher kee, W J Snyder.
Clinton, J M Friday.
Campobello, A H Best.
Gaffney, w H Hodges.
Gaffney Circuit, 6 T Creech.
Kelton, J N Isom.
Laturens, it H Jones.
Laurens City Mission, J 11 Shell.
No- th Laurens Circuits. J K McCain.
Pacolet Mills btatio3, E S Jones.
Paculet ( ircuit, 8 A Nettles.
Santuc, C B Burns.
Spartanburg, Centril, '% L rarlisle;
Duncan, W A Fairey; Bethel and Glendale,
R. T. Hobrayd.
Union, Grace Church, W A Massebeau;
Union Mills, F H Shuler: Whitmire, W B
T J Clyde, Presidiog Elder.
Betbauy. J R. Copeland.
Bishopville, E P Taylor.
Camden, W M Duncan.
Camden Circtit. To be supplied
Foreston, F Speer.
Heath Springs Station, D A Phillips.
Jordan, W A Pitts.
Kershaw. W -t Betts.
Lynchburg. E W Mason.
Man-ing Station. P W Wells.
New Z:on, 0 R Whittaker.
OswA'o, J H Thacker.
iichland, J C Counts.
Santee, A T Dunlap.
Smithville, J H Graves.
Sumter, Sumter Sotion, .1 A Clifton;
Magnolia St. Mission, W A Kelly; cumter
ircuit, 8 D Bai'ey.
Wate ee. J E Strickland.
Wedgefield, G H Pooser.
Best Place to Be Robbed.
Of all cities In the world, if a person
must be robbed, Vienna is the town In
which to have the performance enact
ed. Some time ago a Boston gentle
man had his watch, a valuable gold
one, and a sum of money stolen from
him while in that city. He offered
$50 reward for the recovery of the
property. The watch did not appear,
and on returning to America he left
his name and address sAd the number
of his watch, together with the amount
of the reward. with the police. A
short time ago the gentleman received
is watch, together with the reward
ntact, and a polite note from the Dl
rector saying that It was against the
rules for ptolicemlen to recive money re
wards; of course if a civilian had re
covered the watch the reward would
have been paid. The only charge was
50 cents. the expense of transporting
the watch from New York to Boston.
The thief bad been arrested in Vienna,
the watch had been found upon him
and forwairded by the City Govern
ment ot' Vienna free of charge to New
York. There Is a degree of Innocence
about the Vienna police that suggests
struck thae Rtaht Attorney.
Owing to good crops and other
causes, the prosperity of Kansas has
been very great during the last year
or two, and thousands of farmers have
ben enabled to remove the financial
encumbrances that rested upon their
A man In one of the interior coun
ties, having disposed of his crop to
good advantage and finding himself
possessed of several thousand dollars
In cash. went to the county seat one
day, and while on his way to the court
house stepped Into an attorney's offie
to obtain a little legal advice.
"You're a lawyer, ain't you?" he
said, addressing the only occupant of
"Yes, sir,"' answered the other,
"What can I do for you?"
"'What's your name?"
"My name is Derrick."
"You'll do." rejoined the farmer.
nodding his head. "I want your help.
Mr. Derrick in liftin a mortgage off
my farm.''-Youlths' Companion.
Turkeys Tracked By Dogs.
The wild turkey In the Ozarks is
now hunted with a slow-tracking dog,
and whole flocks are often killed in
this way. Till the trained dog was cem
ployed to follow up the wary bird this
game fowl could baffle the most skill
ful hunter. Now when a flock of tur
keys is found the sportsman has little
difficulty. A good dog will follow a
turkey track that is three or four hours
old, and set the birds when overtaken,
just as the pointer does the quail.
After the turkey had been chased
awhile It hides in a tree or under a log,
and stays there until the hunter,
guided by his dog, comes within close
It is astonIshing what fine instinct a
good turkey dog will develop after a
few months of training in the woods.
He will follow a fiock of turkeys for
hours just ahead of the hunter. tdd in
dcate by unmistakable signs when the
game is near. After a turkey has re
ceived a fatal shot it may fly for a half
a mile or more. A trained dog will go
straight to a wounded or dead turkey
with the same precision with which he
tracks the game.
A recent visitor to Andersonville.
where the Union soldiers wereipris
oned years ago, says that the earth
works and stockade are still preserved
and that the wells dlug by the prison
ers are In as good condition as if they
had just been completed. "Providence
spring," so named because it seemed'
to have suddenly burst from the
ground just at a time when the sol
diers were suffering for water Is still
the same, having kept up a constant
low of pure, clear water ever since.
"I t'-0-:-e.nd Gregory's wife Is
er., iingofa poet."
' How do you know?"
"I was down in Jersey with them
and drove by a meadow where a lot
of lambs were frisking, and she said
sometin;; hout mint sauce and
green peas."-Detroit Journl.
Fireworks for Christmas.
The Columbia Stationery Cominny
in its new advertisement, would call the
attention of dealers to its stock of fire
works-ready for shipment in full time
for the Christmas holidays. Read
what they have to say.
Buchu. Gin and Juniper is a com
bination of curatives to which The
Murray IDrug Company, of Columbia
call attention in their new advertise
ment TReadl it.
EARN $10,000 A YEAR
THIS IS THE RECORD OF THREE ELE
PHANTS IN THE LONDON ZOO.
These Hugo Beasts Earn Their 3Ioney By
Carrying on Their B1acks Patrons of the
Gardens-They Are As Jealous Hearted
Three elephants earn $10,000 a year.
This is $2,000 more than the salary of
a member of the President's Cabinet,
and $3,000 less than the income of an
admiral in the navy, a rank done away
with because Congress thought the
salary too high. These elephants are
at the London Zoo, and they earn their
money by carrying on their backs the
patrons of the gardens. Every 'Arry
takes his 'Arriet and hies him to the
Zoo on bank holidays, and for five cents
they can jog about the ring on the
back of one of the elephants.
The elephants are stationed in differ
ent parts of the Zoo, and there seems
to be a bit of professional jealousy be
tween them. Apparently they are on
very good terms between hours, but
when business is brisk, and the largest
one is coining money, for he is the fav
orite, the other two try to lash him
with their trunks as he passes.
The largest elephant is a financial
record breaker. He is the senior
member of the firm, so to speak. On
one holiday he carried 1,600 persons.
There are camels which are sought
after by those left out in the scramble
for the elephants. but the old patrons
of the Zoo say the uneven motion of
a camel is only appreciated by an old
salt, who is most at home on an ex
ceedingly choppy sea. The camels
are too cultivated a taste for the ordin
ary mortal to affect.
Three camels earn about $1,200 a
year, but they cost less to keep than
their more successful brothers. The
elephants eat up most of their profits.
The greatest number of visitors to the
Zoo in one day was 44,000, and an av
erage of 500 pounds of dainties were
fed to the brothers of the royal execu
tioner of India.
The Migration of Robins.
For many years naturalists like Au
dubon and Wilson studied and wrote
of this bird before it was known that
there were "robin roosts," as well as
pigeon roosts. Only within the last
few years was the fact brought out
that a bird more familiarly known thau
the passenger pigeon followed this
mode of spending the night, although
it adopted spring instead of fall for
massing by hundreds in a high shel
tered wood for a night's protection
from cold, or because it is the period
before pairing time, or for some other
reason at present beyond man's ken.
With what stealth must this well-known
and much-observed bird have found its
way in such numbers to the same patch
of timber night after night in the early
months of the year, according to lo
cality coming from all directions so
swiftly that a secreted observer could
not count, keeping up a chatter that
could be heard for a long distance, un
til the last bird, somewhat belated,
perhaps, found shelter In the darken
ing grove, when all became silent as
thousands of wings were folded to rest.
Another peculiar trait of the robin,
unnoted except by so keen an ob
server of bird ways as Maurice
Thompson, is that, with all its friendly
and confiding relations with the human
family during the time of nesting and
rearing its young, in the fall of the
year, it becomes a wild bird, betaking
itself largely to the woods and even
the secluded parts of mountains, at this
season showing little disposition to be
on famillar terms with man, giving a
note of alarm and flying high and
swiftly when surprised at his approach.
At this time they range over extensive
tracts of country, but nearly always
evince a tendency to seclusion. The
writer has seen them in small ficeks
flying over a wide valley at such an ele
vation that only by the wefl known
sharp squeak, rather than by the eye,
could he surely determine that they
Even in its migratory habits this bird
is somewhat peculiar. They seem to
move southward in the fall with more
tardiness than most other birds, al
lowing the increased severnties of the
cold season to push them off the win
ter's edge. Or are these late goers
the birds inured to cold by a residence
in the States further north, which.
coming southward, take the place of
others that have gone earlier in the
season? The question of Identity, al
ways a difficult one. almost precludes
argument on this point.
Novel U'se for Japanese Newspapers.
A Lewiston man, a chemist, went into
a well-known Lisbon street variety
store the other day and began to pick
out things of interest and tell where
they were made and what they were
made of. He found several things
made in Japan, where he supposed that
the newspapers, which he especially
has no liking for, have no pull with the
It so happened that the storekeeper
knew something about the forcefulness
of Japanese newspapers, and he took
up a little white skeleton, made in the
exact shape of the human one, and a
good specimen of Japanese art. This
the Lewiston chemist thought was odd,
and he couldn't guess what it was made
f but said that he would like to see
what it was made of. He went away
saying that Japan was destined to be a
great country because it was not over
riddea by newspapers.
When the chemist got home he put
the little Japanese plaything into the
water and soaked It out. Gradually it
unrolled till it peeled off, bone by bone,
and the little rolls were found to
be closely printed paper, evidently old
Japanese newspapers, used by the
makers of the little playthings. The
chemist took the rolls to a friend of his
who has been studying Japanese ai
little, and he picked out sentences
here and there such as:
"The Chinese army was cornered at
Port Arthur." and "Fearful slaughter
of the Orientals-On both sides." The
next time he went Into the variety
store, says the Lewiston Journal, he
found his friend, the store keeper
grinning out of his eyes at him. "What
were the Japanese skeletons made ofy'
asked the store man. "Ne wsprpers."
ad the chemist.
A soul occupiod with grent idens
nest performs smell -dutie: the divin
st views oft life p,'rotrat. miost rienrly
nto the mannel('t eme,~renies&.-Mair
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and has been made under his per
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All Counterfeits, Imitations and Substitutes are but Ex
periments that trifle with and endanger the health of
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Castoria is a substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops
and Soothing Syrups. It is Harmless and Pleasant. - It
contains neither Opium, 3orphine nor other Narcotic
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and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhcea and.3Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipator.
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A German protessor Dy tne name or
..eipsic has discovered In India a tret e o Ha kr S n
which is a natural electric battery. F
When the dark green leaves of the tree
were touched with the fingers a tiny
spark was emitted, and a distinct elec
trical shock was felt. Professor Leip- 0
sic found that even at a distance 'of
eighty feet the tree had a strong in
fluence upon the magnetic needle.
These magnetic variations varied ac
cording to the time of day. They were cc
strongest at noon, but almost entirely 5
fsappeared at midnight. The electri
ity also disappeared In wet weather. s
No explanation of this strange phen
menon is attemptedi. -___- -_______
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barleston, s. C., hive mnade' arrangien~fts
ith the S.ou:h Carolina State anth~oritnes Ss egt n od n
y which they are enabled to 6! orders Bilr'Had re
ron cons um-e for shi pmitils of beer in
nquattity at the following prices: Widwa FnGas-Sicat
Pints. patent stopper, 60c. per dozen.
Four dozen pints in crate, $2.80 per crate.
Eighth-kee,. $1 25.
Quarter-k--z. S2 25
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