TH 'ItA EYE
Rev. Dr. Taimage's Sermon on the
System's Imperial Organ
HOW GOD HONORS THE EYE.
The Two Great Lights of tne
Human Face. God Not a
Blind Giant Stum bli!-,
In this discourse Dr. Talmage. in bis
own way. calls attention to that part
of the human body never peri.ar's a,
courted 'pon in the pulpit and ch
lengs us all to the stuey ti omfl"
cience: text, Psalixeiv, ."i U
formei the eye, shall he rut stee"
1he imperial organ of tie human
system is the eye. All up and k:.,
the Bible God Honors it. exI 0.
illustrates it or arraigus i t.
hundred and thirty four tiums ;t
mentionedin the Bible. Uamivrea iO
---the eyes of the Lord are IL every
place." Divine care-"as the apple of
the eye." The elouds-- *the eyelids of
the morning." Irreverence-"the eye
that mocketh at his fatLer." Pride
"oh, how lofty are their eyes." Inat
tention-'the fool's eye in the ends of
the earth." Divine inspetion
"wheels full of eyes." Suddenness
"in the twinkling of an eye at the Iant
trum." Olivetic sermon--the light
of the body is the eye." This morn
ing's text, "He that formed the eye,
shall he not see?
The surgeons, the doctors, the anto
mists and the physiologists understand
much of the glories of the two great
lights of the human race, but the vast
multitudes go on from cradle to grave
without any appreciation of the two
great masterpieces of the Lord God Al
mighty. If God had lacked aoything
of infinite wisdom, he would have
failed in creating the human eye We
wander through the earth trying to sec
wonderful sights, but the most wonder
ful sight we ever see is not so wonder
ful as the instruments through which
we see it.
I suppose my text referred to the
human eye, since it excels all others in
Structure and adaptation. The eyes of
fish and reptiles and moles and bats are
very simple thi gs because they have
not much to do. There are insects
with a hundred eyes, but the hundred
eyes have less faculty than the two hu
man eyes. The black beetle swim
ming the summer pond has two eyes
under the water and two eyes above
the water, but the four insectile are
not equal to the human. M-an placcd
at the head of all living creatures mut
have supreme equipments, while the
blind fish in the Mammoth cave ol
Kentucky have only an undeveloped
organ of sight. an apology for the eye,
which if through some crevice of the
mountain they should go into the sur
light might be developed into posi
In the fist chapter of Genesis we find
that God vithout any cousultation cre
ated the light, created the trees, cre
ated the fis.:. created the fowl, but
when he was about to make man he
called a convention ot' divinity, as
as though to imply that all the powers
of Godhead were to be ealst ni in the
achievenaent. "Let us wrie man.
Pat a whole ton of emphasis on that
word "us.' "Let us make man."
And if God called a convention of
divinity to create man, I think the two
great questions in that conference were
how to create a soul and how to make an
appropriate window for that emnpcror to
look out of.
See how God honored the eye before
he created it. Ht. cried until chasoc
was irradiated with utterane. 'let
there be light!" la other words,
before he introduced ma~n into this
temple of the world be illumined it,
prepared it for the eyesight. And so
after the last human eye has been
destroyed in the final demolition of the
world, stars are to fall and the sun is
to cease its shining and the moon is to
turn into blood. In other words, after
the human eyes are no more to be
profited by their shining the chande
liers of heaven are to be turned out.
God, to educate and to bless and to
help the human eye, set on the mantel
of heaven two lamps-a gold lamp
and a silver lamp-the one for the day
and the other for the night.
To show how God hos is the eye,
look at the two halls built for the resi
dence of the eyes. Seven bones la-'
ing the wall for each eye. the seven'
bones curiously wrought together.
Kingly palace of ivory is considered
rich, but the halls for the residence of
the human eyes are richer by so much
as human bone is more sacred than
elephantine tusk. See how God hen'
ored the eyes when he made a roof for
them, so that the sweat of toil should
not smart them and the rain dashing
against the forehead might not drip
into them; the eyebrows not bending
over the eye, but reaching to the right
and to the left so that the rain and trne
sweat should be compealed to drop upon
the cheek instead of falling into this
divinely protected human eyesight.
See how God honored the eye in the
fact presented by anatomists and physi
ologists that there are 800 contriv~ioces
in every eye. For win'dow shutters.
the eyelids opening and closing 30.000)
times a day. The eyelashes so cou
structed that they have their selection
as to what shall be admitted, saying to
the dust, "Stay out," and saying to the
light, Come in." For inside curtain.
the iris or pupil of the eye, according
as the light is greater of .iess, con
tracting or dilating. The eye of the
owl is blind in the daytime, the eyes
of some creatures are blind at night,
but the human eye so marvelously con
structed it can see both by day and by
Many of the other creatures of God
can move the eye only from side to
side, but the human eye, so marve
lously constructed, has one muscle to
lift the eye and another muscle to
lower the eye and another muscle to
roll it to the left and another rausele
passing through a pulley to turn i
round and rournd, an elaborate geatriug
of six muscles as perfect as God couldi
There is also the retina gathering the
rays of light and passing the visulal itn
pression along the optic nerve about
the thicknes of the lamp wick, pasaing
the visual impression on to the sen-'
sorium and on into the soul. What a
delicate lens, what an erguisite screen,
what soft cushions, what wo.derfu
chemistry of the human eye' The eye"
washed by a slow stream itar
whether we sleep or wake.A roligle
perceptibly over the rebole~ of th y
and emptying into a tJune of thels
tril, a con.trivance so wodru bti
can see the sun 940, UOy' of 'lsya
and the point of a pin. Teice pe am
miscroscope in the same contri'.'~c
'The astronomer swings and a'e :E
way and that and adjusts and readjusts
f'us. The microscopist moves
and that and adjusts and read
umde 1-sauifi1 glass until it is
to o its work, but the human
a touch beholds the star
d esalest inseet. The traveler
,e A.s with one glance taking
n 'ut Blanc and the face of his
to see whether he has time to
Oh, this wonderful camera
whieh you and I carry about
us so Irom the top of Mount
aneton we can take in New Eng
Ssoat night we can sweep into one
vis.on the con-tellations from horizon
O z So delicate, so seni-infi
n~' ite ad e the lighlt comnhg 9~Ah00
u.) o" il at tie rate of 200,000
es a ecd is obliged to halt at the
ae te eve, waitig until the port
uted. Something hurled
- iles and striking an in
, :. li s not the agitation
.a Likin under the power of the
Tre abo is the merciful arrange
t e tear gland by which the
A i wa!heS. and through which rolls
ide which brings relief that comes
;1 ears when some bereavment or great
l ' tkes us. The tear not an aug
'enkation of sorrow, but the breaking
up of the arctic of frozen grief in the
warm gulf stream of consolation. in
eapacity to weep is madness or death.
Thank God for the tear glands and that
the crystal gates are so easily opened.
Oh, the wonderful hydraulic apparatus
of the human eye' Divinely construct
ed vision. Two ligbthouses at the har
bor of the immortal soul under the
shiniu of which the world sails in and
What an anthem of praise to God is
the human eye! The tongue is speech
less and a clumsy instrument of expres
sion as compared with it. Have you
not seen the eye flash with indignation,
or kindle with enthusiasm, or expand
with devotion, or melt with sympathy,
or stare with fright, or leer with villainy
or droop with sadness, or pale with
envy, or fire with revenge, or twinkle
with mirth, or beam with k 1? It is
tragedy and comedy and pas-oral and
lyric in turn. Have you not seen its
uplifted brow of surprise, or its frown
of wrath, or its contraction of pain? If
the eye say one thing and the lips say
another thing, you believe the eye
rather than the lips. The eyes of
Archibald Alexander and Charles G.
Finney were the mightier part of their
sermons. George Whitefield enthralled
creat assemblages with his eyes, though
they were crippled with strabismus.
Many a military chieftain has 1with a
look hurled a regiment to victory or to
death. Martin Luther turned his great
eye on an assassin who came to take
his life, and the villain fled. Under
the glance of the human eye the tiger,
with five times a man's strenth, snarls
back into the African jungle.
How it adds to John Milton's sublim
i:v of charactea when we find him at
the call of duty sacrificing his eyesight.
Th rugh studying at late 'hours and
rig &all kinds of medicament to pre
ser-e his sight he had for 12 years
beer coming toward blindness, and
af aw bile one eye was entirely gone.
Ii.s physician warned him that if he
continued reading and writing he would
lose the other eye. But he kept on his
I wrK aad said after sitting in total
darnes "The choice lay be~ e me
between dereliction of a supreme duty
and loss of eyesight. In such a case I
coulde not listen to the physician, not
i enulaplus himself had spoken from
'is ,anictuary. I could not but obey that
inwara monitor. I know not what
spoke to me from heaven." Who of us
would have grace enough to sacrifice
our eyes at the call of duty?
But. thank God, some have been
enabled to see without very good eyes.
IGeneral Hlavelock, the son of the more
famous~ General Havelock. told me this
concerning his father: In India, while
ri dfatr and himself, with the army,
were ec'amnped one evening time after
a oa'acii, General Havelock called
uphssoiaters and addressed them,
sa.o n words as near as I can recol
.et:"Sliers, there are two or three
'rundred 'somen, chiidren and men at
C awupur at the mercy of Nana Sahib
&nd his butchers. These poor people
may any honer be sacrificed. How
man-; of you e 'il go with me for the res
cue of tho:e women and children? I
know you are all worn out, and so am I,
but all those who will march with me
to save those women and children hold
up your hand." Then Havelock said:
" ~It is almost dark, and my eye-sight is
very poor, and I cannot see your raised
hands, but I know they are all up.
Farvard to Cawnpur." That hero's
eyes, though almost extinguished in
the service of God and his country,
could see across India and across the
centuries. But let anybody who has
one good eye be thankful, and all who
have two good eyes be twice as thank
ful. Take care of your eyes and thank
God every morning when you open
them for capacity to see the light. I
do not wonder at the behavior of a poor
man in France. He had been born
blitd, but was a skillful groom in the
The Earl of Bridgewater, in his last
will and trestament,bequeathed $40,000
for essay,3 to be written on the power
adwi-domn and goodness of God as
manifestedi m' creation, and Sir Charles
BDll. t he Briti-sh sur. fresh from Coruna
amnd Waterloo. where he had been tend
ing the wounded and studying the for
mation of the human body amid the
amputating horrrs of the battlefield,
are'ted the invitation to write one of
those Bridgewater treatises, and he
wrote his book on the human hand, a
book that Will hiye as long as the wcrld
lives. Today I have only hinted at
the splendors, the glories, the wonders,
the divine revelations, the apocalypses.
of the huaman eye, and I stagger back
fom the awful portals of the physiolo
cial miracle which must have taxed
the ingenuity of a God to cry out in
your ears the words of my text. "He
that formed the eye, shall he not see?"
Shali Herschel not know as much as
his telescope? Shall- Fraunhofer not
koow as much as his spectroscope?
Shl Swammerdam not know as much
as is m.icroscope? Shall Dr. Hooke
not ko as much as his micrometer?
Shal the thing formed know more than
its makei'r? "He that formed the eye,
sha eno see?'
Th ecil of this questionis tremen
do.~ WAe stand at the center of a
va crcumference of observation. No
prvc.Oa us eyes of cherubim,
eysofsraphim. eyes of archangel,
'habitantd. sW ma not be able to
seetheinhbitntsof other worlds,
btprpsthey may be able to see us.
We -av nt optical instruments strong
todesv th'em. Perhaps they
hae 'ia instruwents strong enough
o 'esery us. The mole cannot see the
eag'le 'idair, but the eagle midsky can
Ce ihfmle midgrass. We are able to
see- mountalis andI caverns of another
w ord buierhaps the inhabitants of
othe woldscan see the towers of our
so h ash of our seas, the march
n r rocessions, the white robes
ofe :iins the black scarfs tf our
a No. Ifpasses out from the
as no depoitive when we are
a ir 'h Bile 'nat the inhabitants
they -aot all ministering spirits sent
forth to minister to those who shall be
heirs of salvation?
But human inspection and angelic
inspection and stellar inspection and
lunar inspection and solar inspection
are tame as compared with the thonght
of divine inspection. "You converted
me 20 years ago." said a colored man to
my father. "How so?" said my father.
"Twenty years ago," siid the other,
-in the old schoolhouse prayer meet
ing at Bound Brook, you said in your
prayer, 'Thou God seest me,'and I had
no peace under the eye of God until I
became a Christian." Hear it: "The
eyes of the Lord are in every place."
His eyelids try the children of men."
His eyes were as a flame of fire." "I
will guide thee with mine eye." Oh,
the eye of God, so full of pity, so full
of power, so full of love, so full of in
dignation, so full of compassion, so full
of mercy! How it peers through the
darkness! How it outshines the day!
How it glares upon the offender! How
it beams on the penitent soul! Talk
about the human eye as being lde
scribably woLderful-how much more
wonderful the great. searching, over
whelming eye of God! All eternity
to come on that retina. The eyes with
which we look into each other's face to
day suggest it. It stands written twice
on your face and twice on mine, unless
through casualty one or both have been
obliterated. "He that formed the eye
shall not see?" Oh, the eye of God!
It sees our sorrows to assuage them,
sees our perplexities to disentangle
them sees our wants to sympathize 'vith
them. If we fight him back, the eye
of an antagonist. If we ask his grace,
the eye of an everlasting friend.
You often find in a book of manu
script a star calling your attention to a
footnote or explanation. That star the
printer calls an asterisk. But all the
stars of the night heavens are asterisks
calling your attention to Gol, an all
observing God. Our every nerve a
divine handwriting. Our every mus
le a pulley divinely swung. Our
every bone sculptured with divine sug
gestiveness. Oar every eye a reflec
tion of the divine eye. God above us
and God beneath us and God before us
and God behind us and God within us.
What a stupendous thing to live! What
a stupendous thing to die! N. such
thing as hidden trangression.
A dramatic advocate in olden times
at night in a courtroom, persuaded of
the innocence of his client charged
with murder and of the guilt of the wit
ness who was trying to swear the poor
man's life away-that advocate took up
two bright lamps and thrust them close
up to the face of the witness and cried,
"May it please the court and gentle
men of the jury, behold the murderer!"
and the man practically under that aw
ful glare confessed that he was the
criminal instead of the man arraigned
at the bar. Oh, my friends, our most
hidden sin is under a brighter light
than that! It is under the burning
eye of God.
He is not a blind giant stumbling
through the heavens. He is no: a
blind monarch feeling for the step of
his chariot. Are you poor? He sees
it. Have you domestic perturbation of
which the world knows nothing? He
sees it. "Oh," you say, "my affairs
are so insignificant I can't realize that
God sees me and sees my affairs!"
Can you see the point of a pin? Can
you see the eye of a needle? Can you
see a mote in the sunbeam? And has
God given you that power of minute
observation and does he not possess it
himself? "Hie that formed the eye,
shall he not see?
But you say: -'God is in one world
and I am in another world. He seems
so far off from me I don't really think
he sees what is going on in my life."
Can you see the sun 95,000,000 miles
away, and do you not-think God has as
prolonged vision? But you say. "There
are phases of my life and there are
colors, shades of color in my annoy
anees and my vexations that I don't
think God can understand." Does not
God gather up all the colors and all the
shades of color in the rainbow? And
do you suppose there is any phase or
any shade in your life that he has not
gathered up in his own heart?
Besides that, I want to tell you it
will soon all be over, this struggle.
That eye of yours so exquisitely fash
ioned and strung and hinged and roofed
will before long close in the last slum
ber. Loving hands will smooth down
the silken fringes. So he giveth his
A ledgend of St. Frotobert is that
his mother was blind and he was so
sorely pitiful for the misfcrtune that
one day in sympathy he kissed her
eyes and by miracle she saw everything.
But it is not a legend when I tell you
that all the blind eyes of the Christian
dead under the kiss of the resurrection
morn shall gloriously open. Oh, what
a day that will be for those who wenj
groping through this world under per
petual obscuration or were dependent
on the handi of a friend or with an un
certain staff felt the way, and for the
aged of dim sight, about ,whom it
might be said that "they which look
out of the windows be darkenii
when eternal daybreak comes in!
What a beautiful epitaph that was
for a tombstone in a European ceme
tery: "Here reposes in God Katrina,
a saint, 85 years of age and blind. The
light was restored to her May 10, 1840."
To Guard Mules.
It is stated that there are British
warships within easy reach of the
Miississippi assigned to the duty of
escorting the mule transports when
they shall have been loaded with
animals from New Orleans for South
Africa. The presence of the warships
in the gulf waters is said to have been
brought about by advices received at
the British war office in London to the
effect that two old hulks had been fitted
out by American sympathizers with the
Boers, with the avowed intention of
capturing and sinking the mule trans
ports as soon as they had left the
mouth of the river for the voyage
across the Atlantic.
Exposition in Charleston.
At a large and representative meet
ing of business men held in Charleston
Tuesday night the Industrial Ehxposi
tion project was launched by the ap
pointment of a comnmitto3 for prelimin
ary work. The plans now considered
contemplate a grand state or interstate
exposition to be held in Charleston in
1901. One of the most notable fea
tures of the meeting was the raising of
$1,500 in fifteen minutes for the ex
penses of the investigation ordered.
The exposition idea has already been
endorsed by the governor, congressmen
and leading business and professional
men of South Carolina.
Head Blown Off
Lewis Buchansn, aged :30 years,
white, working in a mica inne near
Elk Park, Md., Thursday afternoon,
after loading a hole and waiting the
time usually allowed for it to fire, went
back and was leaniug over Lhc charge,
cleaning it out, when it 'exploded and
blewhimt pieces, half of his head
Instances of Persons Afflicted With
Question. You say that every man
who takes a full course of this treat
ment as prescribed by Doctor Keeley is
cured. Why is it that some who take
the treatment drink again?
Answer. For the same reason that
some men will have a second or even a
third attack of pneumouia, typhoid
fever, appendicitis or any ether disease.
It is because the same causes or agen
cies being brought into operation a see
ond time will produce the same results
as in the first instance. Certain causes
are always followed by certain effects.
It is well known that the relation be
tween cause and effect is always the
same. Introduce into the system suffi
cieht typhoid fever germs and there will
be an attack of typhoid fever. Intro
duce a certain amount of arsenic and
there will be arsenical poison. A cer
tain amount of any poison will be fol
lowed by a poisoning bearing the char
acteristics of the poison introduced
into the system, and alcohol is no ex
ception to the rule. The chief difficul
ty lies iu the fact that the general
public do not look upon alcohol as one
of the poisons. They all recognize that
the use of strychnia in other than a
certain amount produces a poisoning of
the nervous system as exhibited by
muscular twitching, involuntary move
ments, spasms, convulsions and death,
unless antidoted and removed from the
system in time. There is no actual dif
ference in the poisoning by alcohol and
the poisoning by any other of the
known poisons. Any man taking a cer
tain amount of alcohol will exhibit tie
signs of alcoholic poisoning varying in
degree according to the susceptibility
of the man and the amount of alcohol
used. There is a great difference in the
susceptibility of individua's to alcohol
as there is in their susceptibility to
other medicines. One or two grains of
quinine will in some persons produce
quinism or quinine poisoning, while
with others 10, 15 or 20 grains would be
required to produce this effect. So it
is with alcohol; a half pint of whiskey
will affect some persons much more
than a quart will affect others, and
whether the user has taken but a half
a pint or a quart as the case be, alco
holic poisoning ensues. Repetitions of
the act create the disease known as al
coholism or alcoholic poisoning, and
the characteristic effects of alcoholic
poisoning are manifested. Now any
man taking a full course of the treat
ment as prescribed by Doctor Keeley is
as thoroughly cured of the alcoholic
poisoning as the man who is cared of
Ptrychnia poisoning, arsenical poison
ing, typhoid fever or other diseases
produced by poisons, and the perma
nency of the cure of alcoholism is with
one exception on exactly the same basis
as the cure of other poisonings de
pendent upon the patient's abstinence
from the use of the poison, for when
the victim of alcoholic poisoning is
cured there is a complete disappearance
of all necessity, craving or desire for
alcohol in any form, and he has no more
need or desire for alcohol than the
strychnia poisoned patient bas for
The one exception that I refer to is
that strychnia and other poisons are
not the subjects of social indulgencies.
In this world in the present state of so
ciety, business associations and illness
es, one is more or less subjected to the
dangers, the poison being used as a
medicine, or a part of social functions,
or companionship with other alcohol
users, but the cured inebriate is thor
oughly and fully warned by the physi
cians in a majority of the Keeley Insti
tutes of the dangers of alcohol, its
presence in many of the patent medi
eines and so-called temperance or "soft"
drinks, as well as its absolute useless
ness in the treatment of diseases or as a
remedy for any ill that flesh is heir to,
and he leaves the Institute fully armecn
on all sides for the intelligent protec
tion of the cu:e, so that his return to
his former practice of using alcoholic
liquors is the same as would be the re
turn of a man who was poisoned by ty
phoid fever germs to use the water
known to contain the germ, or to the
use of strychnia knowing it to be such.
Unfortunately we fiad many people
who never appreciate the advantage of
a sober life and the necessity for absti
nence from alcoholic liquors.-From
The Banner of Gold.
Cadet Maxwell Dismissed.
The resukt of the finding of the
naval court of inq.uery was the dis
honorable dismissal of naval Cadet J.
D. Maxwell, of Anderson, S. C., from
the naval academy. He was engaged,
with Cadet Donaldson, of Tennessen, in
a disgraceful practical joke on CThrist
mas day. The case of Cadet .iaxwell
was the cause of a sharp controversy be
tween Admiral McNair, superinten
dent of the naval academy, and Rep
resentative A. C. Latimer, who was
responsible for Maxwell's appointment.
Admiral McNair was summoned to
Washington by the secretary of the
navj;y and instructed to make a full
report on the case. The result was the
approintmenit of a board of officers to
take testimonuy. Maxwell almost im
mediately made a request that he be
allowed to resign, but he was not per
mitted to do so.
A Lost Man Found.
Alexander Savage, who disappeared
from his home at Bloomsburg, Pa., 3~5
years ago, and has long been mourned
as dead, has turned up alive and well.
His brother is in receipt of a letter
from him announcing that he is an
officer oi high standing in the Spanish,
army, and resides at Madrid. Savage
says he has acquired a large fortune.
Five years af ter Sauage's disappearance
he wrote to his relatives from China,
stating that he had gone to the Orient
to seek his fortune. Thirty years have
elapsed since that letter was written.
Fighting the Trust.
The farmers of Greenwood county are
starting a very effectual fight against
the fertilizer trust. It is the same kind
of a fight that was so successfully waged
against the bagging trust a few years
ago. In mass w-eting assembled re
cently, they rest.Ned hot to use any
acid phosphate or c.omnmercial fertilizer
this year. If the farumers all over the
south will adopt that plan they will
down the trust, but of course nothing
but a general movye along that line
would do any good.
Explosion on Steam Launch
Fifteen persons ~:were seriously in
jutred by a boiler explosion on the steam
launch "Caperon" at Delaware City
Thursday morning. Several may die.
Most of the passengers jumped or were
thrown overboard but were, pulled out
of the water by persons attracted by the
noise of the explosion.
No ill effects need follow the eating
of a big Christmas dinner if, after
same, you take "Hilton's Life for the
Tiera ndKidelns." Encabhottle tf
WHEN A-MA IS TII
It Is Almost Impossible for
Him to Lose Money.
HERE IS PROOF OF IT.
How a Turf Plunger Won $100,000 In
Less Than Two Months on a Bor.
rowed Capital of $200-Yel: the
Moral of It Is to Avoid Speculation.
William M. Barrick is the latest suc
cessful turf plunger. In less than two
months he has managed to win, with a
borrowed capital of $200. more than
$100,000 in cash and twelve good race
To a New York World reporter at
Washington. Barrick the other day told
the story of his racing career:
"I had been knocking around the
tracks a little, placing a few small bets
on the ponies, till one day-this was
years ago-I went to Clifton. Ballston
was then the crack of the Jersey
tracks. If a man owned a horse that
could beat Ballston he had a good
horse. While there I was let into the
secret that a horse called Loantaka
could sift sand some.
"The people behind Loantaka were
not content to race him against poor
horses they wished to stack him up
against Balston or keep him in the
barn. Finally they got him into a race
where they met Ballston. I placed a
big bet, for me then-not quite $500
on him. There was a long price and I
waited and hoped. Well, to make a long
story short, Loantaka went off and
never came back to Ballston. He won
by fifty yards. It was my first big win
nig and I was highly elated.
"I soon got to betting heavily and
fortune favored me. I bought a two
year-old called Void and won a small
fortune with him. Then Dr. Hasbrouck
won a selling race at the Brooklyn
track and I bought him out of it. I
would never have secured Hasbrouck
except that somekindfriendtoldWynd
ham Walden I hadn't the money to
purchase him and that it would be wise
to drop the colt on me and have h!m
resold in fifteen minutes when the mon
ey was not forthcoming. But I fooled
them; I had the money and I bought
the Doctor with it.
"Dr. Hasbrouck was a great horse
and won me a fortune in stakes and
purses. I have bet as much as $10,000
on him and won more than double that
amount in one race. He was game and
true. I owned several other good
horses, but none was as good or true
or Dr. Hasbrouck.
"When Dr. Hasbrouck broke down
my fortunes also went to the bad. I
could not do anything right. I drifted
along, going from bad to worse, till
finally Dr. Rowell. a veterinary sur
geon, took my last good horse from me
in a selling race. This was in the West.
I came back to New York badly bent
financially. Old Maurice kept me going
for a time, but even he finally went
back on me. I would, now and then,
get hold of a few thousand dollars, but
I could never make three or four good
bets stick together.
"After many ups and downs I bor
rowed $200 during the Morris Park
meeting from a Canadian friend and
played 'the bank'. After an all-night
session I was $10,000 to the good. After
an interval of a day I returned to the
bank and played all night, quitting
"From that time I prospered in all
my speculations. I won over $16,000 at
the Morris Park meeting and went to
the Aqueduct track well heeled, as the
boys say. There I ran Sir Guy, a colt
belonging to me. I got 30. 25 and 20
to 1 against him and won nearly $40
000 on him. It was one of the biggest
killings I ever made. I beat the Aque
duct meeting good and then came to
"To show you that a man when in
luck can't do anything wrong. I tele
graphed to a couple of friends to place
several thousand dollars on Sir Guy
when he was beaten here by Royal
Sterling. What was the result? That
night when I had returned to the ho
tel I opened a telegram I had received
just as I left the track and found that
my friends were unable to place my
money on Sir Guy because the pool
rooms had refused to take it. That's
luck, ain't it?
"During the fifteen days' racing here
[ had only three losing days. The other
twelve days have netted me a big profit
on my investments. I have backed
horses at all kinds -of prices and won
a big majority of them. Just how long
this good fortune will continue I ca
say. But I can stand it as long as old
Dame Fortune is willing to throw It
at me. Should my good luck desert me
[ suppose I will go broke again. That
Is the fortune of all speculators."~
The sweet bay tree, or laurel, was sa
cred to Apollo, and in both Egypt and
Rome Its leaves were used to deoorate
the victors in games or in war. These
leaves are much used now in the culi
nary. art, the practice having been bor
rowed from the French.
From time to time experts have no
ticed certain unexplained peculiarities
in magnetic instruments In various
buildings. Electricians now declare, as
the result of experiments and Invest
gations that the vagaries are due to
the presence of magnetism in bricks.
Examples in Real Life.
The test of the strength of every sys
tem, whether in science or business is
the extent to which it shows actual re
suits. By this tvt the Keeley treat
ment for the whiss.ey habit and the
morphine habit may safely be judged.
All over the country there are exam
ples of its splendid results-the many
oases in which it brought happiness
and success where before there had been
failure and misery. Science indeed
has worked wonders. No grander
achievement is her's than the discovery
of the Keeley treatment. Full infor
mation may be had by addressing The
Keelcy Irstitute. Columbia. S. C.
Made His Escape.
Lorenzo Brown, colored, under sen
tence of death with the execution set
for the 26th inst., escaped from jail at
Greenville, N. C., Wednesday night.
He was assisted by other prisoners and
by a colored man employed by the
sheriff as waiting boy about the court
house and jail. The other prisoners
secreted Brown and fixed a dummy in
the cell so that in counting up the jailor
thought all were present. After night
the waiting boy stood guard outside,
and is believed to have helped cut a
hole through the wall. Brown was
convited of rape at the April court last
year and sentenced to hang.
Using Egyptian Cotton.
It is said that Egyptian cotton has
been imported in small quantities by a
certain woolen mill in South Carolina
for several years, but the first large
shipment of the Egyptian staple for a
South Carolina cotton mill was received
at Clover, in York county, from Alex
ander, via Boston. The new cotton
mill at Clover will use Egyptian cotton
exclusively, its managers claiming that
the Sea Island staple has not the
"strength and silkiness' necessary for
the superior yarn they are to make.
A Sad Accident.
Joseph D. Davis, white, fireman on
the Southern Railway, was killed at
Westminister Wednesday by the back
ing of a train. He was 32 years old
an laves a wife and one child.
THE PRESIDENT SCORED.
He Is Charged With Murderine Our
At the conclusion of the routine
business in the United States Senate
Wednesday the resolution of inquiry
introduced by Mr. Hoar of Massachu
setts, and amended by Mr. Lodge,
of Massachusetts, calling for general
infoimation regarding the conduct of
the insurrection in the Phillippine,
was laid before the senate.
Mr. Pettigrew, of South DAkota, said
he desired to address the senate upon
the resolution before it passed. He
favored the passage of the resolution,
believing that the information asked
for was entirely proper.
He declared that he had received in
formation since the introduction of his
resolution that assured him of the facts
he had asserted.
"The blood of every soldier," he said,
'who has fallen since the warbegan is on
the hEad of theMcKinley administration
The blo->d of the soldier boys of South
Dakota who lost their lives after being
conscripted into an unwilling service
after their terms had expired, lies at
the door of the administration, and
there is no escape for it.
"I charged tihat the censorship of
the press and the suppression of facts
are for the purpose of advancing the
political ambitions of Mr. McKinley."
"If this action," said Mr. Pettigrew,
"put the administration in a hole, as
was stated, it was not his fault."
Mr. Pettigrew reverted to the asser
tion by Senator Beveridge that the ac
quisition of the Philippines was brought
about by the act of God, but he said
the only way he could see God's hand
in the work was that God must have
used Mr. McKinley as a prophet or ap
peared to the president in a vision.
At the conclusion of Mr. Pettigrew's
ipeech the resolution of Mr. Hoar was
passed without division.
The following order was'Saturday is
sued from the headquarters of the de
partment of South Carolina of, the
Spanish-American War Veterans' asso
General Order No. 1.
The following appointments are
hereby announced in compliance with
General Order No. 2, national head
quarters,-and will compose the staff of
the commander of the department of
Assistant Adjutant General-J. D.
Frost, Columbia, S. C.
Assistant _Quartermaster . General
G. C. Sullivan, Anderson.
Assistant Surgeon General-E. J
Assitant Inspector General-Edward
Judge Advocate General-D. 0. Her
Chaplain-P. A. .Murray,-Charleston.
AIDES TO COMMANDERS.
Capt.IL. M. Haselden, Sellers.
Capt. R. H. Pickney, Charleston.
:Capt. W. E. Gonzales, Columbia.
,Capt. H. H. Watkins. Anderson.
Capt. J. E. Hunter, Union.
Capt. W. N. Kirkland, -Columbia.
Capt. J. D. Lowrance, Columbia.
Capt. Wm. McGowan, Spartanburg.
Capt. E. R. Cox, Darlington.
-Capt. F. W. Frederick, Roweeville.
Capt. T. B.!Lumpkin, Rock Hill.
Capt. Jas. B. Hollman, Aiken.
Capt. RI. L. Croswell, Boykins.
By order of Wilie Jones.
-.Jno. D. Frost, Ass't A.-arnd-I. Gen.
An Awful Scene.
A dispatch from Ladysmith says a
representative of the Associated Press
visited Saturday's battlefield Monday
morning, and saw large Enumbers of
Boer dead. The British guns seems
to have worked great havoc. One Boer
was.completely disemboweled,' another
had his head shot clean off, and a
couple of others'were killed by the-samne
shell, evidently, while h eating their
luncheon, as half eaten hard boiled
eggs - lay bcside--them. Some Natal
Dutchmen were recognized among the
dC.d.4 A'number of.Boer ,bodies and
carcasses of horses have been washed
down a spruit which became a raging
torrent during a heavy thunderstorm.
The British, while digging'graves, were
Ered on by the Boer artillery, and
several of them were hit. Soft-nosed
bullets and dumdumn cartridges have
been found on wounded prisoners.
Volunteers carried the Boer dead off
the hill and handed the bodies over to
their comrades at the 'bottom. Over
ninety were carried off Wagon Hill
A divorce case heard in Cincinnati
the other day was that of C. H. Ma
guire against Minnie Maguire. He is a
telegraph operator. She is an actress
and known as Lillian Waltone. She was
a singer In the musical Humpty Dump
ty which was at the Walnut Street
Theatre a few seasons ago. She also
appeared in other productions of a mu
sical character. Her husband said she
was a good wife for a time. One day
his employer told him he must not al
low the woman who was coming to
the office to see him to do so any more.
He said the woman was his wife, but
his employer would not believe it, and
when the fact was insisted upon he
was told he would better, under such
conditions, watch her. One night he
found her with a man named Jack Cox.
He asked her to go home and she
would not. Cox said if she was the wife
of Maguire she must go home and he
would accompany them. He did so, and
they all drank some beer together in
Maguire's flat. After that she said,
"Jack, I will go with you. Good-by,
hubby," and the two left together. She
refused to live with her husband again
and he sued for divorce. They were
married in 1392. A decree was granted.
Dead Man's Hoard Opened
Nearly $7,000, mostly gold, was
found in a rusty old safe of Edward
Elliott, a farmer living two and a
half miles from Atlanta, who died in
December, aged 81 years. His wife,
70 years old, who survived him, did
not know of the money and by the
merest accident the safe was opened.
By advice of a lawyer it was deposited
n a bank for safe keeping.
A Big Family.
Near Boden, in Kansas, is a Russian
Mennonite who has reached the age
of 74 years. He came to this country
in 1875 with twelve children, the prog
eny of his first wife. Shortly after ar
riving in Kansas he was married again
and thirteen more children have come
to join the family. All of the twenty
five are alive and live with the old man
or in the neighborhood.
A Chruch Collapsed.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg,
Russia, says a church collapsed Wed
nesday during the celebration of a
mass in Maloonzene township. Su
mara district. Nineteen persons were
killed and 68 were wounded.
,Tailbirds Kill a Keeper.
While Deputy Sheriff Henry White
was feeding a prisoner in the Howell
county, Mo., jail Thursday he was
dragged into a cell and killed. All the
Hie wish all a bright and prosperous New Year, especially
those, who are the happy possessors of one of our
We hope the success of every reader of thislpaper is as
well assured as the success'of our mattress. The sale ofIsame
grows steadily and the most gratifying part of it is the daily
receipt of voluntary letters from new customers, expressive
of great satisfaction and comfort derived from (use of same.
If you are interested in good bedding, and all ought to be,
call on your nearest dealer. It he does not handle then,
write to us direct for descriptive pamphlet.
Royall & Borden, MANUFACTURERS,
GOLDSBORO, N. C.
Prepare to Shed Tears.
Prices of paper and paper bags are rapidly advancing, but
if you will tell us your troubles we may be able to help you.
Columbia Stationery Co.,
,Wkolesalers of Bags, Paper, Twines, etc.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
MacFEAT s SCHOOL OF SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING,
COLUMBIA, S C.
W. R. MacFeat, Court Stenographer, Principal.
Terms feasonable. Write for catalogue.
Ortnman Pays Machinery
the EXpress Mill Supplies"
Steam Dyeing of every if you need anything in the
description. Steam, Nap- above line write us. Prices
thaFrenh Dr andare steadily advancing, and
chemcal leaning.Sen there is every indication of
for our new price list and
circular. All work guar- uteadncsByNO
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