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STORMl ON GALIE.;
Lessons From a Memorablie Inci
dent in the Saviou's Life.
DR. TALMAGE DESCRIBES
The Rcugh Places in Human Ex
perience and indicates the
Best Means Cf Getting
Dr. Talhage, who is now in Europe
preaching to uimmense congregtio n a
the great cities, sends this Ierm' in
which I e describes the rough places c
life and indicates the btt ne::s ol
getting over them and shows how-S
people fail to underztzand thir
blessings; text, Mark iv- :ie
arose and rebuked the
unto the sea, l'eee, stil.
Here in Cap~ernauW. the seashore vil
lage, was the temporary home of that
Christ who for the most of his life was
homeless. On the site of this village,
now in ruins, and all around this lake
what scenes of kindness and power and
glory and pathos when our Lord lived
here! I can understaad the feeling of
the immortal Scotehitn, Robert M,
Cheyne, when, sitting on the banks of
this lake, he wrote:
It is not that the wild gazeile
Comes down to drink thy tide,
But he that was pierced to save from
Oft wandered by thy side.
Graceful around thee the mountains
Thou calm, reposing sea.
But, ah, far more the beautiful feet
Of Jesus walked o'er thee.
I can easily understand from the con
tour of the country that bounds this
lake that storms were easily tempted to
make these waters their playground.
This lake, in Christ's time, lav in a
scene of great luxuriance; the surround
ing hills, terraced, sloped. groved; so
many hanging gardens of beauty. On
the shore were castles, armed towers,
Roman baths, everything attractiye and
beaLildi-al' -L)es of vegetation in
smaller space than in almost any other
space in the world, from the palm tree
.of the forest to the trees of rigorous
climate. It seemed as if the Lord had
launched one wave of beauty on all the
scene and it hung and swung from rock
and hill and oleander. Roman gentle
men in pleasure boats sailing this late
and countrymen in fishing smacks com
ing down to drop therir nets pass each
other with nod and shoat and laughter
or swinging idly at their moorings. Oh,
what a beautiful scene!
It seems as if we shall have a quiet
night. Not a leaf quivered in the air,
noz a ripple disturbed the face of Gen
nesaret. But there seems to be a lit
tle excitement up the beach, and we
hasten to see what it is, and we find it
an embarkation. From the western
shore a nlotilla pushing out: not a
squadron of deadiy armament, nor clip
per with valuabic merchandise, nor
pi::tic vessels ready to destroy every
thing they could seize, but a flotilla.
messengers of light and life and peace.
Christ is in the stern of the boat. His
disciples are in the bow and amidships.
Jesus, weary with much speaking to
large multitudes, is put into somnolence
by the rocking of the waves. If there
was any motion at all, the ship was
easily righted; if the wind passcd from
starboard to larbeard, or from larboard
to starboard, the boat would rock and,
by the gentleness of the motion, put
ting the Master asleecy And they ex
temporized a pillow made out of a fisher
- man's coat. I think no soorner is
Christ prostrate and his head touched
the pillow than he is sound asicep.
The breezes of the lake run their fin
gers through the leeks of the worn
sleeper, and the boat rises and falls like
a sleeping child on the bosom of a sep
Calm night, starry night, beautiful
night! Rush up all the sails, ply all the
oars, and let the large boat and the
small bea? glide over gentle Gen
nesaret. But the sai ors say there is
going to be a change f weather. And
even the pasaengere 'n hear the me.an
ing of the storm as it co~mes on with
great stride and ani un~ :m-r of hurri
cane and darkness. The 1arge b:'.
trembles like a deer at bay aumit
clangor of the hounds; great patches ai
foam are flung into the air; the sails of
the vessel loosen and in the strong wind
crack like pistols; the smaller boats,
like petrels, poise on the cliffs of the
waves and then plunge. Overboard go
cargo, tackling and masts, atnd the
drenched disciples rush into the back
part of the boat and lay hold of Christ
and say unto him, "Master, carest thou
not that we perish?''
That great personage lifts his head
from the pillow of the fisherman's coat;
walks to the front of the vessel and
looks out into the storm. All around
him are the smaller boats, driven in the
tempest and through it comes the cry of
drowning men. By the flash of the light
ning I see the calm brow of Christ as the
spray dropped from his beard. He has
one word for the sky and another for
the waves. Looking upward, hie cries,
"Peace!" Looking downward, he says,
"Be still!" The waves fail flat on
their faces, the foam melts, the ex
tinguished stars relight their torches.
The tempest falls dead, and Christ
stands with his foot on the neck of the
storm. And while the sailors are bail
ing out the boats and while they are
trying to untangle the cordage the dis
ciples stand in amazement, now look
ing into the calm sea, then into the calm
sky, then into the calm Saviour's coun
tenance, and they cry out, "~What man
ner of man is this, that even the winds
and the sea obey him?"
The subject, in the first place, im
presses me with the fact that it is very
important to have Christ in the ship;
for all those boats would have gone to
the bottom of Gennesaret if Christ had
not been present. Oh, what a lesson
for you and for me to learn: What
ever voyage we undertake, into what
ever enterprise we start, let us always
have Christ in the ship. All you can
do with utmost tension of body, mind
and soul you are bound to do; but, oh,
have Christ in every enterprise!
But my subject also impresses me
with the fact that when people start to
follow Christ they must not expect
smooth sailing. These disciples got
into the small boats, and [ have no
do'ubt they said: ''What 3 be:autiful
day this is! How delightful is sailing
in this boat! And as for the waves un
der the keel of the 'c'e, why, they
only make the motion of our little boat
the more delightful." But when the
winds swept down and the sea was tossed
into wrath, then they found that fol
lowing Christ was not smooth sailing.
So you have found it; so I have found
Did you ever notice the end of theI
life of the a3pestles of Jesus Chrit?
You won'. say if ever men ought to
have had a smooth life, a smoott de
parture, then those men, the disciples
of .iesus Christ, ought to have had such
a departure and such a life. St. James
lost his head. St. Philip was hung to
death on a pillar. St. Matthew had his
life dashed out with a halbert. St.
Mark was dragzed to death through the
streets. Si. James the Less was beat
en to death with a fuller's club. St.
Thom.as was struck through with a
st'ear. They did' not tind foll
Christ smooth sailing. Oh. how they
were all tossed in the teujrest' John
Hluss in a ire; lugh 'le'ail in the
hour of mart:rd: the Albigcnse.
the XVOldeuses. the h (oveianters
-idi th~ vind it sroth saiivg? Bit
w w hir . we can draw
remory iiusitations of
1 m'an xu a store trying to
SN: (01. while his cmploer scofs at
l-.-t; anity;the young men in the same
tor , antagonistic to the Christian re
lgiou, teasing him, tormenting him
about his religion, tring to get him
mad. They succeed in getting him
mad and say, "You're a pretty Chris
tian'" Does that young man find it
smooth -ailing when he tries to follow
Christ? Or you remember a Christian
girl. Her fathcr despises the Chris
tian religion: her mother despises the
Chri.tian religion: her brothers and
sisters s;eff at the Christian religion;
she can hardly find a quiet 1lace in
whieh to say her prayers. Did she find
it suoo:h sailing when she tr:ed to fol
:ow Jesus Christ? Oh, no! All who
would live the life of the Christian re
ligion must suffer persecutio)n. If you
do not find it in one way, you wil get
it in another way. But be not dis
heartened! Take courage. You are in
a glorious companionship. God will
see you through all trials, and he will
11y subject also impresses ine wAh
the fact that good ecoplc sometimes
get frightened. In the tones of these
disciples as they rushed into the back
part of the boat I find they are fright
ened almost to death. They say,
"Master, carest thon not that we per
ish?" They had no reason to be frigh
tened, for Christ was in the boat. I
suppose if we had bten there we would
have been just as much affrighted.
Perhaps more. In all ages very good
people get very much aifrighted. It is
often so in our day, and men say:
"Why, look at the bad lectures. Look
at the various errors going over the
church of God. We are going to foun
der. The church is going to perish.
She is going down." Oh, how many
good people are affrighted by iniquity
in our day and think the church of
Jesus Christ is going to be overthrown
and are just as much aff righted as were
the disciples of my text! Don't worry,
don't fret, as though iniquity were go
ing to triumph over righteousness. A
lion goes into a cavern to sleep. He
lies down with his shaggy mane cover
ing the paws. Meanwhile the spiders
spin a- web across the mouth of the
cavern and say, "We have captured
him." Gossamer thread after gossa
mer thread until the whole front of the
cavern is covered with the spider's
web, and the spiders say, "The lion is
done; the lion is fast." After awhile
the lion h~as got through sleeping. Ile
rouses himself, he shakes his mane, he
walks out into the sunlight. Ie does not
even know the spider's web is spun, and
with his roar he shahes the mountain. So
men come spinning their sophistries and
skepticism about Jesus Christ. i-fe
seems to be sleeping. They say; "We
have captured the Lord. He will
never come forth again upon the na
tion. Christ is overcome forever. His
religion will never make any conquest
among men." But after awhile the
Lion of the tribe of Judah will rouse
himself and come forth to shake might
i!y the nations. What's a spider's
web to the aroused lion? Give truth
and error a fair grapple, a.:d truth will
come off victor.
But there are a great many good
people who get affrighted in other re
spects. They are affrighted about re
vivals. They sm: "Oh, this is a
strong reiesets gale! We are afraid
the church df God is going to be upset
and there are going to be a great many
people brought into the church that are
going to be of no use to it." And
they are aifrighted whenever they see
a revival taking hold of the churches.
As though a ship captain, with 5,000
bushels of wheat for a cargo, should
my some day, coming upon deck,
~Throw overboard all the cargo!" and
the sailors should say: "Why captain
what do you mean? Throw over all
the cargo?" "Oh," says the captain,
"we have a peck of chaff that has got
i:to this 5,000 bushels of wheat, a~od
the only way to get rid of the chaff is
to throw all the wheat overboard!"
Now, that is a great deal wiser than
the talk of many Christians who want
to throw overboard all the thousands
and tens of thousands of souls who aie
the subjects of reviv-als. Throw all
overboard because h r' are brought in
to thc king-doin of God through great
revivals, tbecause there is a peek of
chaff, a quart of chaff, a pint of chaff!
I say, let tr'mn st my until the last day.
Te Lord wzli ci-,ide the chaff from the
Again, my subject impressed me
with the fact that Jesus was God and
man in the same being. Here he is in
the back part of the boat. Oh, how
tired he looks! What sad dreams he
must have! Look at his eountenance,
he must be thinking of the cross to
came. Look at him; he is a man
bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh.
Tired, he falls asleep; he is a man.
But then I find Christ at the prow of
the boat; I hear him say, "Peace, be
still," and I see the storm kneeling at
his feet and the tempests folding their
wings in his presence; he is a God. If
I have sorrow and trouble and want
sympathy, I go and kneel down at the
back part of the boat and say: "0
Christ, weary One of Gennesaret, sym
-pathize with all my sorrow! Man of
Nazareth! Man of the Cross!" A
Man, a ManI But if I want to conquer
my spiritual foes, if I want to get the
victory over sin, death and hell, I
come to the front of the boat, and I
say, "0 Lord Jesus Christ, thou who
didst hush the tempest, hush all my
temptation, hush all my sin."
I learn once more from this subject
that Christ can hush a tempest. It
did seem as if everything must go to
ruin. The disciples had given up the
idea of managing the ship: the crew
were entirely demoralized; yet Christ
rises, and the storm crouches at his
feet. Oh, yes, Christ can hush the
tempest! You have had trouble. P~er
haps it was the little child taken away
from you-the sweetest child of the
household, the one who asked the most
curious questions and stood around you
with the greatest fondness, and the
spade cut down through your bleeding
heart. Perhaps it was an only son.
and your heart has ever since been like
a desolated castle; the owls of the
night hooting among the fallen arches
and the crumbling stairways, Or all
your property ssept away, you said:
many governtuent securiie: I hL-d so
many houses; I had so many farms
all gone, all gone." Why, sir, all the
storms that ever trampled with their
thunders, all the shipwrecks have not
been worse than this to you. Yet you
have not been cowpletely overthrown.
Why? Christ says: "i havc that little
one in ny keeping. I can care for him
as well as you can, hctter than you
can, ( bereaved mother!" Hushing
the temp-t. When your property
went away. God said, "There are
rreasurcs in heaven in barks that never
break. Jesus bushing the tempest.
There is one storm into which we
will all have to run. The moment
when we let go of this world and try to
take hold of the next, we will want all
the grace possible. Yonder L see a
Christian soul rocking on the surges of
death. All the powers of darkness
seem let out against that soul--he
skiriing wive. the tiunder of tie sky,
the shriek of the wind, all seeu to
unite togetlcr. Bat that soul is not
troubled. There is no !ighing, there
are no tears; plenty of tears in the room
at the departure, but he weeps no
tears-ealm. satisfied and peaceful; all
is well. By the flsh of the storm you
see the harbor just ahead, ani you are
makiez for that harbor. All shall be
well, Jesus being our pilot.
Into the harbor of heaven rov we
We re hoiie at last, h'ome at last.
Softly we drift on the bright, silv'ry
We're home at !ast.
Glory to G.d. all our dangers are o er;
We stand sceure on the gloridied
Glory to G od, we will shout everaore,
We're home at last.
The Names of Those Who Have Filed
Col. Jones furnishes the following list
to date of candidates who have iled
their pledges and paid their assess
For Governor-M. B. McSweeney, J.
A. Hoyt, F. B. Gary, A. H. Patterson.
For Lieutenant Governor-Jno. T.
Sloan, C. L. Winkler, C. L. Blease, J.
For Attorney General -G. D. Bellin
ger, Jas. H. Moore.
For Secretary of State-M. R. Cooper.
For State Treasurer-W. H. Tinmer
man, R. H. Jennings.
For Comptroller General-J. P. Der
ham, N. V. Brooker.
For Superintendent of Eiucation
J. J. McMaban, Ellison Capers, Jr.
For Adjutant and Inspector General
-J. W. Floyd, George Douglas Rouse.
For Railroad Commissioner-W. D.
Evans, J. G. Etheridge, J. H. Wharton,
Thomas N. Berry, W. D. Mayfield, B.
B. Evans, J. G. Pettigrew.
For United States Senator-B. R.
Tillman, A. C, Jones.
First District-Win. Elliott.
Second-W J Talbert.
Third-A C Latimer, E E Verner,
C T Wyche.
Fourth--Jos. Johnson, Staryarne
Fifth-P E Finley, T J Strait.
Sixth-Jas. Norton. RI B Scarbor
ough, J E Eilerbe.
Seventh -J Win. Stokes.
Fhr Seli.aitor, F:rst. Distriet-B 11
Matthews, W H1 Thomas. P T IHilde
Second-J) E Davis. C C Sinuins.
Third-Jn-> S Wilson.
Fourth-J M Johnson.
Fifth-- Wtn. Thurmond.
Sixth-J K H enry, Thos. F Me Diw,
WV C Hough.
Seventh-Thos. S Sease.
E'cghth-Ji E Bogs. J A Mooney.
The commencement exercises of Fur
man U'niversity at Greenville took place
Wednesday niett in the new alumni
hal. IDc. D). M. Ramsey, p'resident of
the trustees, made the speech of wel
come, after which the Orations were
delivered. The graduating speak ers
and their subjects were as follows:
"National perpetuity"-Wiliami Cox
"Unremembered Worth"-John El
"Echoes of Life"'-Samnuel Alexan
"The Decline of Spain"-George
"A Vision of the Future"-Hlenry
"Out of the Ashes"-George Smith
Diplomas were delivered by the pres
ident to the following graduateb:
Bachelors of Arts-Samuel Alexan
der Agnew, Saluda; William Cox Allen,
Free S:ate; D.'catur Lee Bramlett,
Simpsonville; G orge Smith Bryan,
Greenville; Robert Albertus Dobson,
Yorkville; Henry Melton Fallow, Gas
ton; George Monroe Hlowerton, Green
ville; Charles McKay Mc~ee, Green
ville; John Edgar Nunnery. WV~ li. s
Mill; Robert stonewall Rogers, G ade ;
Richard Furman Watson, Ridge
Bachelors of Science-James Daniel
Coker, Hartsville; George Albert Tfray
Bachelors of Literature-Louis Mil
ledge Bonham, Jr., Anderson; Lorenzo
Starr Brown, Jr., Washington, D. C.;
Abiah Whitmire Bussey, Peilzer; Jesse
Eulie Crim, Johnston; William
Lwndes Daniel, Daniel; Jacob Aquilla
Hunter, Bamberg; Barham Foster Kien
nedy, Jonesville; Eiward Allison Mc
Dowell, Monticello; William LeRoy
Newby, Bellevue, William Fletcher
Scott, Mitford; John Farman rhomna
son, Greenwood: William Carl Whar
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more right to do this than the treasurer
of this county has to take money from
his office to pay for his paper. Here is
the list and form of voucher. Not only
does he pay fvr all the other papers in
the State out of your money, but he
paid for his secretary's paper.
Governor MeSweeney: "This s3s
tent of taking papers was started by
GovernorJohnson Hagood and has been
iu vogue ever since, and it would do
you good to read these papers."
Mr. Mitchell: "Why censure him
Mr. Patterson: "Two wrongs do not
make a right. is it customary to buy
photographs cut of the enntingent fund.
Here i- an item of $20 for piceturcs
Governor MeSweeney. "That was
a picture of all the Governors."
H:! said Governor McSweeney should
hiiself pay for such pictures.
Mr Patterson said he was not de
peniing on any newspapers ir politici
ans to support him, but he counted on
the voters. He coneiuded by saying
he favored enforcing the dispensary law
in every part of the State. There was
much applause and Mr. Patterson's
jab's at Col. Hoyt, and particularly at
G v(rarr MeSwieeney, seemed to ex
cite applause. either of concurrence or
for the liveliness he affected.
A!ter the lively fusillade of Mr. Pat
terson the cool, yet incisive, speech of
MR. FRANK B. GARY
was not so fiery by contrast. It took
welL le said in substance:
lie had not come to indulge in per
sonalities or mud-.-linging. If any
have eyme to see umud-slinging so far as
he was concerned they would be dis
appointed. le did not come of his
own motion, but he was urged to make
the race f'or the good of the State. They
have urged him to make the race be
cause they knew he would not see the
dispensary law wrecked by lax enforce
ment. He favored enforcing the law,
but did not believe in forcing it down
the throats of unwilling counties. The
dispensary is a local matter. It is lo
cal in its good, local in its evil and lo
cal in its enforcement.
He then went on to explain the opera
tions of the law and distribution *of the
profits. If a county does not want a dis
pensary then there was no use to force it
sa each county now gets its own profits.
It i- Jeffersonian Democracy to favor
..unty decision. Col. Hoyt advocates
.nondescript system. He wants the
'lispensaries run and the constables
lone away with. Under Col. Hoyt's
plan the blind tigers will sell the liq
aor used for beverages and the dis
pensaries will sell liquor fo. medicinal
and scientific purposes.
Now Col. Hoyt is willing to join
hands with anyone to get the dispen
-ary out of the way. Then what need
Iu expect oLher than open tigers?
Mr. Gary read the same editorial
romn the State that had been read by
Mr Gary said Col Hoyt had a son on
the State and it very likely koew his
views. .He wanted to know if Col Hoyt
repudiated this editorial in the State,
and read this: "We have already said
enough to indicate that as between Col
James A. Hoyt, of Greenville, and the
other candidates for Governor now in
the tield, the State favors the. election
of Cccl Hot-Col Ho~yt is a Prohibi
tionist., but not a fanatical one. He
will pupport his cause as long as there
is hope for it: but if in the Legislature
a coalition should be necessary to the
overthrow of the dispensary system
there is no reason to suspect that he
would be less willing to recognize the
requirements of the situation than was
last winter when lie favored concessions
by his side. 'There is nothing in his
candidacy to make useless the running
of local option candidates for the Legis
lature or such combinations between
Prohibitionists and local optionists as
may be necessary to overcome the dis
pensary majority in the present General
Assmbly."-Thie State, May 28, 1900.
Col Hoyt emphatically said he spoke
for himself and Mr Gonzales did not
speak for him as he was here to speak for
himself and always did his o~vn speak
ing and writing and not by proxy.
Mr Gary asked Col Hoyt whether lie
repudiated the views.
Col Hoyt said he spoke for himself.
Mr Gary said the dispensary law
suited his people and all who wanted
system ought to have it, as those who
favored prohibition or a license system
under constitutional restrictions ought
to have what they wanted for their
There are two candidates, he said,
who will enforce the law better than at
present. lie would try to get all the
votes he could, but he would allo e rio
law to go unenforced to get a lot of
votes. He would enforce the law in
Charleston and elsewhere. It is a r ng.
What is he doing? Reducing the con
stabulary force, and then comes and
prates about reducing expenses.
Voice: "Who is the other man who
.3r 'ry: "I believe Mr. Patterson
wii txriorce the law." Hiurrabs.
Mr Guty tb'n went on to say Col
11o3 wats an of the dispensaries kept
open, but let the "tigers" sell the
drinks, lie was a friend of the dis
pensary law and favored its enforce
ment. He then said he had to hurry
along and favored more liberal support
of the Confederate Veterans. lie pie
tured beautifully the trials of ihe~ old
soldiers and why the State ough; to
take better care of them.
Some say there ought to be a second
term for endor-cment. There is not a
single record where a Lieutenant Gov
ernor has taken the place of a Governor
and then succeedc d himself. 'This is
the time which precedent marks for a
change. Hie cited how Simpson and
Jeter and Sheppard did not succeed
thmselves. lie has to get some
stronger claim than that he is entitled
to endorsement. lie asked no favors
because of his kinship to others. All
he asked was to he measured by the
same yard stick as others. When his
father and fiye brothers went to war
there was no one who objected to the
seventh brother going. The seventh
went and yielded up his youog life. AEi
he wanted was fair atnd hon ;t trea' -
ment. He was n'Ping the race on his
own nerirs anid wanted to be judged as
a mn oi 434 lie spoke and acted for
himself and had always done so and
would continue so to do. Hie was given
Messrs. C L Winkler, Jno. T Sloan.
C L Blease and J H Tillmnan, for Lieu
tenant-Governor were then introduced
in the order named and addressed the
audience. Messrs. Jas. 11 Moore and
G D) Bellinger, for Attorney-General,
next spoke. Mr More said the enforce
ment of the dispensary law is a lamen
table failure in large cities, hypocrites
citizens. lie had endeavored to do his
duty in Charleston and had issued tt0t
warrants for violation of the dispensary
istrate had issued but four. But how
could they enforce the dispensary law
when members of the board of direc
tors patroniz2 blind tigers in Charles
There were cries "Who, who?" Mr
Moore replied, "Hub Evana? Ile was
treed in a blind tiger with two quarts
of champagne, a quart of liquor and
Mr Evans in the presence of Mr.
Moore subsequently issued the follow
Who ever says or allcgt's that I wal
ler or lay with blind tigers or orders
champaien to Charleston is a Dam
Liar. ~ H H Evans.
Ellison Capers, Jr..
T .1 .'lcLaurin.
Mr Bellinger, the incumbent declined
t, spk "in view of his practical lack
of oppoIition. Ile was a favorite.
Mr Cooper also yielded to the speak
Dr Timmerman male an earnest ap
peal for reelection to the office of State
treasurer. Capt. it II Jenningi of Fair
field brifl; announced his candidacy
fur that jib. Dr. Timmerman's home
liness was thc cause of much merri
Mr Derham and his opponent, Mr.
Brooker bad a spirited tilt over issues
in the race for comptroller genera.
Col. . W Fioyd had the crowd with
him in his appeal for reelection as adj u
tant general. His opponent, Mr George
Douglass ouse, made a nice little
Then followed a coloquy between
Messrs. MeMahan and Capers in which
neither won. Mr McMahan with evi
dent earnestness avowed his allegiance
to common school education and to
State colleges. Mr. Capers taxed him
with overstepping his rights as State
superintendent of education.
The several candidates for railroad
commissioner presented themselves.
Maj. B B Evans, the last speaker, won
some applause by his attack on the
present commission and upon w )
Evans, who is up for reelection.
Mr A C Jones, candidate for United
Senator, then addressed the crowd.
Then came Senator Tillman, the man
for whom the crowd had been waiting
for hours, and he was received with the
Senator Tillnan's speech will be
found on the last column of the first
WEATHER AND CROPS.
Weekly Bulletin Issued by Section
The following is the weekly bulletin
of the condition of the weather and
crops of the State issued last week by
Director Bauer of the South Carolina
section of the United States weather
bureau's weather and crop service:
Favorable temperature prevailed dur
ing the week ending S a. m., June 11th.
The average for the week was about
normal, with no unusually high or low
There was rain over the whole State,
heaviest in Ooonee and Pickens coun
ties, with a maximum fall of 5 69
incbes at Walhalla. Seattercd locali
ties, in other portions of the State, had
from three to over four inches. 'Wash
ing rains occurred throughtut the Sa
Ivannah valley, also in Colieton and
Chesterfield counties. The rainfall
was gener.d.ly sutlicient and beneficiial,
but more rain is needed in the Waterte
river basin. The rains interfered with
farm ;ork over the northwestern coun
ties, where acIds are becoming grassy.
There are few complaints of grassy
fields in other sections. Uail fell in
Barnwell county, doing slight damage.
The week's weather was favorable on
all crops, arnd a marked improvement
is noted over thc entire State. There
was a lack of sunshine during the week.
Corn continues small, but is healthy
and is growing fast: so-ne has been laid
by. Worms are less troublesme, and
better bottom la;:d stands have becn
Cotton is now doing well. It is un
dersiz:d for the season, and some is
not up, and in the northwestern coun
ties chopping to stands is not finished,
where the crop also needs cul~ivation.
Some sections report the prevalence of
lice. The'crop now needs sunshine
and hot weather. It is fruitiog well in
the southeastcrn counties.
Wheat harvest is nearly finished, ex
eept in the northwest portion, where it
has just begun. The indications are
for the best yield in years. Oats har
vest weli under way. The conditions
are variable, and the crop rather below
Tobacco worms continue troublesome,
other~vise this crop is doing well, but
shows the effects of the previous cool,
Rice planting is finished, except in
the Georgetown districts, where rain
and high tides delayed the work. Mel
ons are very promising. Peaches,
plums, and apples are ripening, the lat
ter are very scarce. Minor field crops
and gardens are doing nicely. The
whole crop outlook is very promising.
Belle Boyd Dead.
BI -le Boyd, famous as a Confederate
spy, cied suddenly at Kiillbouine, Wis.,
Wedues-day-. With the passing of
Belle Boyd there goes another of those
pcturegu'e figures which were a result
of the diaruption of the Union and the
taking up of arms by brother against
brother. In the fifty-seven years of
her life there had come more adventure,
more excitement, more romance, more
danger than a score of lives possibly, of
other ae oe of modern times.
When "&~Sonewall" Jackson was cam
paigning in the Virginia Valley with
his "'Stonewall" Brigade, Belle Boyd
was one of his most useful spies. She
was a standing menace to the integri
ty of the Federal army; her tact and
skill did possibly as much to aid Jack
son as that of any other spy in the ser
vice; she passed in and out of lines
with apparent ease and a dare devil
recklessness and coolness carried her
through many places where another
would have failed.
A Horrible Death.
A special from El Paso Texas, says:
A iiii man who reached here from
the state of Jinaloa, Mex., Wednesday
tells the story in detail of horrible
punishment recently inflicted on a pros
pector named Wilson by Mayo Indians.
Wilson freqaently visited the villages
snd finally won the affections of a hand
anme young girl. Instead of marrying
the girl, according to the rites of her
tribe, he is said to have decoyed her to
his camp in the mountains and kept her
there against her will. He was over
t ':en and carried back. As a punish
ne nt for his crime it was ordered that
he be put to death by a method com
mon with the Mayos. I' he prospector
was stripped of his clothing and bound
across an ant hill infested by large red
ants. After many hours of horribile
suffering the inrects slowly gnawed
away his flesh Wilson expired. Wil
son reputed to be a fugitive from jns
To The Demccratic Party and Its
THE COUNTRY IN DANGER.
Rich Men Who Think Hannaism
and McKinleyism Threatens
all Things Americar,
Rich and Poor.
Recently in the Atlanta fournal,
Alfred Henry Lewis, 7riting from New
York, stated that James R Keene. the
King of Wall Street, would this fall
vote for Bryan. Mr. Lewis says:
The present Republican trend-this
march of McKinleyitm, threatens all
things American-rich and poor, the
rights of property ai well as the rights
of men. Wealth is not necessarily
either a traitor or a foul: and M1r. Keene,
aware of the new meaning of McKin
leyism, like many other honest Ameri
cans of bonest millions oppose it and
will fight against it.
the setting forth of this significant
intention on the part of Mr. Keene has
excited the dissatisfaction of the New
York Sun. At first that excellent im
print said nothing of the matter. But
observing that Mr. Keene's views were
receiving wide quotation and thought,
and fearing the result, The Sun was
driven to a retort. It states in
effect in explanation of Mr. Keene's
position that he's "a great bear specla
tor; that a bear speculatoi is ever active
and hopeful of disaster, and that
nasturally being a bear, Mr. Keene
would support Bryan, who, of course, is
an enemy of prosperty; and so on and
so forth ad nauseam."
Doubtless The Sun is great and with
al able paper. Were it not for its halt
ing, stumbling politics it might well
rank abreast of the greatest. But it
suffers from the pink eye of Republi
canism. The Sun sees not the truth,
and imagines all who adopt Democracy
and Bryan to be impelled to those mo
tives mercenary which are so common
among the leading Republicans as to
become fairly the mainspring of that
Mr. Keene has been a central fgure
of the American Bourse far fully a
quarter of a century. All his life he
has been a Republican. He isno more
what The Sun calls a "bear" to day than
he was four years ago. Then he sup
ported McKinley with voice, vote and
treasure to the tune of $40,000. 1i
there was aught of pith or moment in
the "bear" thery of the The Su,, Mr.
Keene would have been as warmly op
posed to the Republicans in 1896 as he
is at this pinch of 1900. The Sun
should seek a better explanation of Mr.
Keene's disaproval of McKinleyism or
oier none at all.
Also Mr. Keene is not alone. Just
as the Rev. Parkhurst shoved from
shore the other day, bound Europe
ward. he pronounced for Bryan and de.
Bouaced MeKinley. Is the Rev, Park
hurst a 'bear?" Does he, too, seek
disaster to our trade?
There's a huge department store of
thito wn bigger than Wanamakers,' big
ger than the Bon Marche of Paris. Its
name is "'lacy's." The head and con
trolling spirit .. "Macy's" is a gentle
man ot millions Beyond that, he is
of character, the highest for honesty
and wisdom. Like Mr. Keene, too, he
is not only a cool, wise head for basi
ness, but he is a philanthropist, and
each year gives tongueless, silent
thousands one never hears of, and but
seldom sees to the poor of this town.
flowever, this last is a side from the
point of politics aimed at. This owner
manager of Macy's i-s for Bryan. Hlis
name-as well known in Nesv York as
is the city hall-is Nathan Strauss. Is
Mr. Strauss also a "bear," seeking the
annihilation of our commerce?
Of still another sort is M1r. Oliver II.
P. Belmont, also a multi-millionaire,
but not in business, and living on his
income. Mr. Belmont never bought
or sold a share of stock in Wall street.
He keeps no bank, no store. Fvery
dollar of his millions is investcd in
those interests of which Hanna and
The Sun declare McKinley is to be the
last refuge and Bryan the inveterate
foe. Moreover, Mr. B3elmont, who is a
gradun ite of Annapolis and served three
years in our navy, and has been awake
and alive every moment of his existence
is perfectly capable of seeing his in
terests and protecting them. And yet
Mr. Belmont is for Bryan, and has been
for two years one of that gentleman's
most notable advocates as against the
evils of McKinleyism in New York. Is
Mr. Belmont a "bear," striving to pull
down and destroy those very interests
in which he has his fortune invested
and from which his whole income is de
rived? Let The Sun answer. And
when it fails to answer as it will, then
to preserve that character for fairness
and high motive which has been its owon
for years-let The San apologize to Mr.
There arc four names, Belnmont,
Keene, Strauss, Parkhurst. Each is
type of a strong and cogent class: and a
highest type. Keene for years has pre
vailed on the field of etocks, the un
conquered champion of speculation.
Strauss, among the merchants is what
the other is in Wall street, the tallest
figure and a land mark. Parkhurst
is of practical force and brains, and the
most notable of our pulpiteers. Bel
mont, inheriting vast riches, and never
in active business, still has vogue and
leading celebration among those who,
without axes of their own to grirnd,
form the wiser, truer and more thought
ful element in American politics. E ach
of these gentlemen is for Democracy
and its candidate. Each comes to his
decision by his own paths and by no
light nor glimmer of self- interest. Anad
each, be sure, is a sample of thousands
whose names you have neither the time
to hear, nor I the space to rehearse,
but who will vote for Democracy in
November. Peculiarly, for McKinley
poses as the def'endcr of the business
interests, whatever that may mean as
against all other interests, should the
example of Keene and Strauss have
sincere effect. Each is a past master
of ficance, a doctor of commerce as it
were. Each is the archbitect of his own
fortune, and can make his millions and
count his millions and keep his millions
with any on the list. And each, in theC
tilt-yards of trade, has for years kept
saddle and stirrup against the strongest
who ever rode lance in hand to the
A Fatal Fire.
Six men were killed, eight so badly
burned or maimed that they are in the
hospital, and three other men are miss
ing as the result of a fire in the cooper
age establishment of Paul Weidemann
at North Eleventh street and Wythe
avenue, Willamsburg, Brooklyn, Wed
nesday night. 'The property loss is
variously estimated at from $75,000 to
Makes the food more del
ROYAL 8AXINO PO't
There Was Only One More Thing
Needed for Complete Happiness.
"Listen. my darling."
The youthful millionaire drew to his
heart the beautiful girl who had prQm
ised to share his wealth and happi
ness, and in simple language began
to recount what the future had in
store for them.
"It has been my great wish," he
said, "that you should have a home.
not only commensurate with your po
sition and my own, but one which will
be a fit setting for your altogether
sweet and delightful personality. And
so for months now I have been en
gaged in a search after the best that
money can buy, and the house I have
had built especially for you is now
complete throughout. Nothing has
been omitted. Decorators and artists
have bestowed their services, and all
my resources have been taxed to pro
vide our home with a suitable interior
and with the most costly furniture.
What do you say to this, my- dear?"
"It is lovely," replied his betrothed,
as she heaved a slight sigh. "There
is only one thing more, dearest. that
will make me completely and utterly
"It shall be granted," exclaimed her
enthusiastic lover. "Only tell me
what it is."
The girl at his side stirred raptur
"How good of you!' 'she said. "I
was only going to say that when we
have moved into our new home I
would like the privilege of furnishing
It all over again to suit myself."-Life.
Just Getting Warm.
An East Indian prince, on his first
visit to this country, suffered so con
tinuously from cold that he contracted
pneumonia and died.
He was cremated, and, after being
some ten minutes in the crematory,
an attendant opened a small slide in
the side of the furnace to note the re
sult. The prince was sitting bolt up
right on the slab, and shouted: "Shut
that door '-Life.
The Bubbling Caidron.
The Chicago actress, seized by the
Cannibal horde, struggled appallingly.
"Unhand me, villains!" she shrieked.
"Not on your life!" observed the
royal presence. "Chop off her toot
sies. They would only keep the cover
From which it appears that the vo
cabulary of the footlights is not un
susceptible of unsophisticated miscon
struction.-New York Press.
The Charge Denied.
First Passenger-That is what you
might call a musical conductor, eh?
Second Passenger-Naw. He's
In the meantime the car whirled
merrily on, bearing Its human freight
toward home and hot sausages, joy
ous greetings of happy little ones and
complaints about the delinquencies of
the grocer and the cook.-Indianapolis
One Thing in Their Favor.
"I'll give the Boers credit for one
thing," remarked the engineer of the
armored train, as several more shells
banged against the armor, "their gun
ners would make ideal suburban citi
"How's that?" inquired the fireman.
"Why, they never miss a train!" re
torted the engineer, as the baggage
car left the track.-Puck.
Had Lived in the City.
Conductor-"Your ticket Is for
Lawnville, and we don't stop until we
get to Trenton. This is the lightning
Surburban Resident-"All right.
When we get to Lawnville I'll jump.
I've got off of street cars many a
time when the driver was homeward
bound on his last trip."-New York
Terrible to Contemplate.
"Fate has drawn us together!" he
"Then it is not so bad," she said,
with a sigh of relief. "I thought you
were going to say some amateur cray
on artist had drawn us together."
Hence the Expression.
The Cliff Dweller had returned
home intoxicated, and, making a mis
step, slipped off the crags and been
dashed to pieces on the rocks, hun
dreds of feet below.
"Alas:" said a neighbor, "he has
fallen from his high estate!".
So He Did.
"Did you hear the verdict that fool
jury gave on the death of that man
who was drowned?"
"No; what was it?"
"They said they had come to the
conclusion that he had died with
water on the brain."-Philadelphia
A Feminine Exception.
"Well, 'ignorance is bliss.' you
"Indeed it isn't. When I want to
know something about somebody, and
can't find out about it, I nearly lose
my mind."--Chicago Record.
"Is the little Jones boy bright?"
"I don't think so; he minds every
'word his father and mother say to
him."-Detroit Free Press.
"I wonder how he was cured of the
"By the mud-bath treatment, I be
,Jsmes 13. Ireland of Hancock county,
Kentucky, celebrated his 105th birthday
anniversary the other day. The Min
neapolis Tribune wonders how he was
ever able to live so long in Kentucky
without being shot.
Gainesville, Ga.. Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator has
been used in my family and I am per
fectly satisfied that it is all, and will
do all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorsey.
P. S.-I am using it now myself.
It's doing me good.-Sold by The Mur
ray Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
icious and wholesome
ER CO., NEW YORK.
WHY HE WINKED.
The Misapprehension Under Which a
Drug Clerk Labored.
The well-groomed, middle-aged man
with the plug hat walked into a down
town drug-store on Sunday afternoon
last and winked his left eye violently.
The young pharmacist standing be
hind the toilet articles show case
"Sorry," he said, "but It can't be
done. They're mighty particular In
this man's town about that sort of
"But I-" the plug-hatted man start
ed to say, still winking his left eye
"I know, maybe you do need It
pretty bad and all that," said the
cheerful young pharmacist, "but if I
give It to you and got nailed, why
we'd have to go out of business in a
"But isn't it queer that-"
"Yes, it's darned queer, sir, of
course, but this is a pretty blue-lawish
sort of a burg, you understand, and
a man can't even get a shave here
on Sunday, no matter whether he's
got a hobo's growth of beard on his
face or not. I'd like to sell you a
good, big hooter-s'pose you were out
with the bunch last night and need a
good eye-opener in your business
but I wouldn't dare take a chance and
give It to you. The boss 'ud-"
The well-groomed man, still wink
ing, and blinking his left eye as If he
were doing it for wages, cut in right
there with emphasis.
"Look here," said he, "are you
wound up for 24 hours or what the
dickens ails you? There's a lump of
gravel in my left eye and I came in
here to see If I couldn't get some
conversationless clerk to blow or
drown it out for me." -
Then the abashed apothecary dug
the rock out of the man's eye and
forced himself to the conclusion that
all winkers are not necessarylly booze
Knew What She Liked.
The grocery man on the corner re
lates that a couple of days ago a little
girl entered his emporium and timidly
laying down a dime asked for 10 cents'
worth of candy.
"It's for papa," she said. "I want
to 'sprise him when he comes home."
The grocery man proceeded to dig
out some of his stock, when the little
"Don't give me that kind. Give me
caramels. I just love caramels."
"But I thought they were for papa,"
the grocery man remarked.
"I know," explained the little girl,
"but when I give them to papa hell
just kiss me and say that 'cause rm
such a generous little girl he'll give
them all back to me. So you'd better
give me caramels."-Memphis Scim
The surgeon examined the injury,
laid aside his instruments and called
for some bandages.
"It is only a slight flesh wound," he
said. "If the bullet had gone an Inch
to the left it would have severed an
artery, In which event I could have
used my new appliances for the tak
ing up of lacerated blood vessels. It
would have been a beautiful case," he
added, with a sigh of mild disappoint
The British, you understand, always
advanced with the sword In one hand
and the Bible in the other.
Hence the scandal in the War Of
fie, when it Is discovered that the
troops at the front are being suppied
with an archaic edition of the Scrip
The country clamors ominously and
a parliamentary inquiry impends.
The Reason Why.
e -Irl oder i whe young aeddea
wearsl ar oolev ou t h
hast, he caomprneed, Ife supoet'
-'ut". leddiaap eis ore. les
Not Necessarily Heard.
"Of course, you hree heard 'Lohen
But what a question is this to ask
a woman who mov'es in the best so
<iety and subscr'ibes for a box at the
Metrooitfn OprW:1 a :- seso
She Fooled Many
The adoration of the young girl at
.Acqui, France, who claimed to have
communication with the Virgin in a
vision and had attracted troops of de
'rout believers wh came to worship,
has met an abutend .At her.first
public communication, which had been
announced bpforehand and had-gather
d a crowd of 30) 1)0, she declared that
the Virgin declined to appear and
would appear rno more. The people in
their disappointment had the girl ar
re.te and placed in a reformatory.