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DIVINE S13M PAT111Y
Dr. Talmage's Prescription For
Anxiety and Worriment.
HE ADVISES THOSE IN
Trouble to Follow the Example
of the Disciples, Who
"Went and Told
Dr. Talrage who has finishcd his
tour in England and Scotland, where
thousands thronged to hear him where
soever he preached, is now on his way
to Norway and Russia, in which coun
tries he is already well known through
the publication of translations of his
sermOn3. In the following discourse,
which he has'scnt for publication this
week, he gives a prescription for all
anxiety and worriment and illustrates
the ;vine sympathy for all who are ;n
any kint ',f struggle. The text is Mat
thew xiv, 1., "And his disciples went
and told Jesus."
An outrageous assassination had just
taken place. To appease a revengeful
woman King Herod ordered the death
of that noble, sacriacing prophet, John
the Baptist. The group of the dises
ples were thrown into grief and dismay.
They felt themselves utterly defense
less. There was no authority to which
they could appeal, and yet grief must
always find expression. If there be no
human ear to hear it, then the agonized
soul will cry it aloud to the winds and
the woods and the waters. But there
was an ear that was willing to listen.
There is a tender pathos and at the
same time a most admirable picture in
the words of my text. "They went and
told Jesus." He could understand all
their grief, and he immediately soothed
it. Our burdens are not more than
half so heavy to carry if another
shoulder is put under the other end of
them. Here we find Christ, his brow
shadowed with grief, standing amid the
group of disciples, who, with tears and
violent gesticulations and wringing of
hands and outcry of bereavement, are
expressing their woe. Raphael. with
his bkilllul brush putting upon the wall
of a palace some scene of sacred story,
gave not so skillful a stroke as when
the plain hand of the evangeiist writes,
"They went and told Jesus."
I feel that I bring to you a most ap
propriate message. I mean to bind up
all your griefs into a bundle and set
them on fire with a spark from God's
altar. The prescription that cured the
sorrow of the disciples will cure all
your heartaches. I have read that
when Godfrey and his army marched
out to capture Jerusalem, as they came
over the hills, at the first lash of the
pinnacles of that beautiful city, the
army thathad marched in silence liftei
a shout that made the earth tremble.
Oh, you, soldiers of Jesus Christ,
marching on toward heaven, I would
that today, by some gleam from the
palace of God's mercy and God's
strength, you might be lifted into great
rejoicing, and that as the prospect of
its peace breaks on your e'nraiptured
gaze you might raise one 6!ad hosanna
to the Lord!
.in the first place, I recommend the
behavior of these disciples to all bur
dened souls who are unpardoned. There
comes a time in almost every man's
history when he feels from some source
that he has an erring nature. The
thought may not have such heft as to
fell him. It may be only like the flash
i an evening cloud just after a very
het summer day. One man to get rid
of that impression will go to prayer,
another will stimulate himself by ar
dent spirits, and another man will dive
deeper in secularities. But sometimes
a man cannot get rid of these impres
sions. The fact is, when a man finds
out that his eternity is poised upon a
perfect uncertainty and that the next
moment his foot may slip, he must do
comething violent to make himself for.
get where he stands or else fly for
Some of you creuch under a yoke,
and you bite the dust, when this mo
ment you mniht. iise up a crowned con
queror. Driven and perplexed as you
have been by sin, go and tell Jesus.
To relax the grip or death from your
soul and plant 3uar unsckled feet
upon the golden throne, Cair?t let t he
tortures of the bloody mount tran: ;x
him. With the beam of his own eres
he will break down the door of your
dungeon. From the thorns of his own
crown he will pick enough gems to
make your brow blaze with eternal vic
tory. In every tear on his wet cheek,
in every gash of his side, in every
long, blackening mark of laceration
from shoulder to shoulder, in the grave
shattering, heaven storming a eath
groan, I heir nim say, "Him that
cometh unto me I1 will in nowise cast
Lou will never get rid of your sins in
any other way. And remember that
the broad invitation which I extended
to you will not always be extended.
King Alfred, before modern timepieces
were invented, used to divide the day
into three parts, eight hours each, and
then had three wax candles. By the
time the first candle had burned to the
socket eight hours had gone, and when
the second candle had burned to the
socket another eight hours had gone,
and when all the three candles were
gone out then the day had passsed. Oh!
that some of us instead of calculating
our days and nights and years by any
earthly timepiece, might calculate them
by the number of opportunities and
mercies which are burning down and
burning out, never to be relighted, lest
at last we be amid the foolish virgins
who cried, "Our lamps have gone out!"
Again, I commend the behavior of
the disciples to all who are tempted. I
heard men in midlife say they had
never been led into temptation. If you
have not felt temptation, it is because
you have not tried to do right. A man
hoppled and handcuffed, as long as he
lies quietly, does not test the power of
the chain, but when he rises up and
with determination resolves to snap the
handcuff or break the hopple, then he
finds the power of the iron.
It is all folly for you to say to some
one. "I could not be tempted as you
are." The lion thinks it is so strange
that the fish should be caught with a
hook. The fish thinks it is so strange
that the lion should be caught with a
trap. You see some nn with a cold,
phlegmatic temperament, and you say,
"I suppose that man has not any tcmp
tation." Yes, as much as you have. In
his phlegmatic nature he has a tempta
tion to indolence atil eensorieusness
overeating and drioking, a temptation
to ignere the great work of life, a temp
tation to lay down an obstacle in the
way of all good enterprises. The
temperament decides the styles of
temptation, but sanguine or lymphatie,
ou will haeemptationn_ atan has a
grplf&hook juast fitted for your sou
A man never lives beyond the reach ofi
temptation. YA1u say when a man gets
to be 70 or S0 years of age he is safe
from sataniC assault. You are very
much mistaken. A man at 85 years of
age has as many temptations as a man
at 25. They are only different styles
of temptation. Ask the aged Christian
whether he is never assaulted of the
powers of darkness, If you think you
have conquered the power of tempta
tion, you are very much mistaken.
A man who wanted a throne pretend -
ed he was very weak and sickly, and if
he was elected he would soon be gone.
le crawled upon his crutches to the
throne, and having attained it he was
strong again. le said. "It was well
for me while I was looking for the scep
ter of another that I should stoop, but
now that I have found it, why should I
stoop any longer?" and he threw away
his crutches and was well again. How
illustrative of the power of temptation!
You think it is a weak and cripple in
iluence. but give it a chance and it will
be a tyrant in your soul; it will grind
you to atoms. No man has finally and
forever overcome temptation until he
has left the world. But what are you
to do with these temptations? Tell
everybody about them? Ah, what a
silly man you would be! As well might
a commander in a fort send word to the
enemy which gate of the -castle is least
barred as for Nou co go and tell what
all your frailties are and what your
temptations are. The world will only
caricature you, will only scoff at you.
What, then, must a man do? When the
wave strikes him with terrific dash shall
he have nothing to. hold onto? In this
contest with "the world, the flesh and
the devil," shall a man have no help.
no counsel? Our text intimates some
thing different. In those eyes that
wept with the Bethany sisters I see
shining hope. In that voice which
spake until the grave broke and the
widow of Nain had back her lost son
and the sea slept and sorrow stupendous
woke up in the arms of rapture-in that
voice I hear the comunnd and the
promise, "Cast thy burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain thee." Why should
you carry your burdens any longer?
Oh, you weary soul, Christ has been in
this conflict. He says: "My grace
shall be sufficient for you. You shall
not be tempted above that you are able
to bear." Therefore with all your
temptations, go, as these disciples did,
and tell Jesus.
Again. I commend the behavior of
the disciples to all the bereaved. How
many in garb of mourning? How many
emblms of sorrow you behold every
where? God has his own way of tak
ing apart a family. We must get out
of the way for coming generations. We
must get off the stage that others may
come on, and for this reason there is a
long procession reaching down all the
time into the valley of shadows. This
emigration from time into eternity is
so vast an enterprise that we cannot
understand it. Every hour we hear
the clang of the sepulchral gate. The
sod must be broken. The ground
must be plowed for resurrection har
vest. Eternity must be peopled. The
dust must press our eyelids. "It
is appointed into all men once to die."
This emirration from time into eter
nity keeps three-fourths of the families
of the earth in desolation. The air is
rent with farewells, and the black tas
seled vehicles of death rumble through
every street. The body of the child
that was folded so closely to the moth
er's heart is put away in the cold and
the darkness. The laughter freezes to
the girl's lip, and the rose scatters.
The boy in the harvest field >f Shumem
says: "My head! My head!'' And
they carry him home to die on the lap
of his mother. .Widowhood stands with
tragedies of woe struck into the pallor
of the cheek. Orphanage cries in vain
for father and mother. Oh, the grave
is cruel! With teeth of stone it clutches
for its prey. Between the closing gates
of the sepulcher cur hearts are mangled
Is there any earthly solace? None.
We come to the obsequies, we sit with
the grief stricken, we talk pathetically
to their soul; but soon the obsequies
have passed. the carriages have left us
at the door, the friends who staid for a
few days are gone, and the heart sits in
desolation listening for the little feet
that will never again patter through the
hall, or looking for the entrance of
those who will never come again-sigh
ing into the darkness-ever and anon
coming across some book or garment or
little shoe or picture that arouscs for
uer association, almost killing the
heart. Long days and nights of suffer
ing that wear out the spirit and ex
punge the bright lines of life and give
haggardness to the face and draw the
flesh tight down over the cheek bone
and draw dark lines under the sunken
eye, and the hand is tremulous, and the
voice is husky and uncertain., and the
grief is wearing, grindi ng, accumulating,
Now, what are such to do? Are they
merely to look up into a brazen and un
pitying sky? Are they to walk a blast.
ed heath unfed of stream, unsheltered
by overarching trees? Has God turned
us out on the barren common to die?
Oh, no! no' no! He has not. He
has not. Hec comes with sympathy
and kindness and love. He understands
all our grief. He sees the height and
the depth and the length and the breadth
of it. He is the only one that can ful
ly sympathize. Go and tell Jesus.
Sometimes when we have trouble we go
to our friends and we explain it, and
they try to sympathize; but they do not
understand it. They cannot under
stand it. Bu~t Christ sees all over it
and all through it. He not only counts
the tears and records the groans, but
before the tears started, before the
groans began Christ saw the inmost
hiding place of your sorrow, and he
takes it, and he weighs it, and aie meas
ures it, and he pities it with an all ab
sorbing pity. Bone of our bone. Flesh
of our flesh. Heart of our heart. Sor
row of our sorrow. As long as he re
members Lazarus' grave he will stand
by you in the cemetery. As long as
he remembers his own hcartbreak he
will stand by you in the laceration of
your affections. When he forgets the
footsore way, the sleepless nights, the
weary body, the exhausted mind, the
awful cross, the solemn grave, then he
will forget you, but not until then.
Isent for our friends, but they were far
away; they could not get to us. We
wrote to them, "Come right away." or
telegraphed, "Take the next train."
They came at last, yet were a ereat
while in coming or perhaps were too
late. But Christ is always near-be
fore you, behind you, within you. No
mother ever threw her arms around her
child with such warmth and ecstasy of
affection as Christ has shown toward
you. Close at hand -nearer than the
staff upon which you lean, nearer than
the cup you put to your lip, nearer than
the handkerchief with which you wipe
away your tears-I preach him an ever
preent, all sympatbizing, compassion
ate Jesus. Ihow can you stay away
one moment from him with your griefs?
Go now. Go and tell Jesus.
pathy, s:l is well. Everything will
brighten up and joy will come to the
heart and sorrow will depart: your sins
will be forgiven and your foot will
touch the upward path, and the shining
messengers that report above what is
done here will tell it until the great
arches of God resounnd with the glad
tidi:gs, if now. witih contrition and
full truthfulness of !oul, you will only
go and tell JEsus.
But I ai oppressed as I think of
those who may not take this counsel
and mlay remain unblessed. I cannot
help asking what will be the destiny of
these people? Xerxes look off on his
army. There were 2,00o0oU men
perhaps the finest army ever marshaled.
Xerxes rode along the lines, reviewed
them, came back, stood on some high
point, looked off upon the 2 000,000
men and burst into tears. At that mo
ment, when every one supposed he
would be in the greatest Pxhultation,
he broke down in grief. They asked
him why he wept. "Ah," he said, "I
weep at the thought that so soen all
this host will be dead" So I think of
these vast populations of immortal men
and women and realize the fact that
soon the places which know thcm now
will know them no more, and they will
be zone-whither? whither? There is
a sirring idea which the poet put in
very peculiar verse when he said:
'Tis not for man to trifle: life is brief.
And sin is here:
Oar age is but the falling of a leaf,
A droppiun tear.
Not many lives, bat only one have we
One, only onc;
Ho v sacred should that one life ever bc
That narrow span!
BEAT AT HIS OWN GAME.
How a Governor Tried to Get a
Senatorship and Failed.
When the senate committee on elec
tions begins to investigate the charges
of collusion or conspiracy which they
are now talking about bringing against
Senator Clark for the manner in which
ke secured that last appoin!ment which
has given rise to so much discussion,
the prospects are that there will be a
bit of a side issue in the coilusion or
conspiracy line to attract their atten
tion elsewhere. According to the
stories told by those who profess to be
on the inside of the Daly end of this
Montana feud there was more than one
reason why Governor Smith of that
state was surprised when he learned
that his lieutenant governor had ap
pointed Mr. Clark. Gov. Smith, it iz
said, went away from Helena firm ir
the oelief that should a vacancy in the
senate arise the appointment would go
to him and to nobody else. This it is
claimed, is a contingency possible un
der the constitution of Montana which
makes a full fledged governor of the
lieutenant governor the minute the
governor proper gets across the state
line. Now, according to this particu.
lar piece of gossip, the governor's ab
sence from the state was by no means
unpremeditated, but it had as its pur
pose the elevation not of some other
Daly man, but of himself--of course
had he remained at Helena he could
not :ave appointed himself. The bur
den would have been on him then to
send some other anti-Clark man, and
his own ambitions to shine in the sen
ate would have been forever dimmed.
The tip that Clark proposed to resign
reached Helena seome days before the
resignation, and then it was that the
governor discovered he had business
,vhich would take him out of the state.
When the news was flashed to him
that his faithful lieutenant had given
him a glittering expample of what
sporting men knew as "the double
cross," his feelings can be better im
agined than described. It appears that
the governor's claim is that Clark's at
torney lured him out of the state by
means of a trick, and that the lieuten
ant governor exceeded his authority.
He wlli contest t he seating of Clark and
it is more than lakely that the new hole
that will be punened in the body poli
tic of Montana will let out a vast quan
tity of corruption that was not thought
NeSweeney Was Right.
It is charged in some quarters that
Mr. Patterson is brought out and sup
ported by Col. Robert Aldrich to beat
McSweeney because of the governor's
refusal to pardon the white bigamist
Pons, (Col. Aldrich's client. It is not
credible that so small a matter as a re
fusal to pardon a convict should have
so great a result as this is alleged to
have, it is probable, though, that
there is some opposition to McSweeney
on this account. There have been
several determined and strong efforts to
get the governor to pardon Pons, and
strong influences have been brought to
bear on him to this end; but he has
persistently refused, and we under
stand has said positively that Pons
must serve out his sentence, which was
really very light, considering his
offense. The News is not advo'atir.;
Mr. McSweeney for governor, but
cheerfully commends him for his
course in the Pons matter. It certain
ly ought not to lose him any votes in
South Carolina. In that respect he
has undoubtedly done his duty.
Col. Hoyt's Story Dlenied.
To the Editor of the News and
Courier: I note in the report of the
Beaufort campaign meeting published
in your paper of this date Col. Hoyt
says that there is a lad in this town
when 18 -years old forged his fathers
name to an order and obtained whiskey
at the dispensary, and who, now at 17
years of age, is a drunkard. There is
no such case known to our citizens
here. It ill becomes one who is an as
pirant for the highest position in the
gift of our people, and who has but
lately been a guest of our town, to
give publicity to so cruel and baseless
a slander against those upon whom the
future of our town is dependent. Our
boys are an exceptionally manly and
upright set, and properly resent this
imputation upon their moral integrity.
A Friend of the Boys.
St. Gesorge, June 20.
That Is the Rub.
The Philadelphia Record says:
"Much complaint is made that the dele
gates from the Southern States to the
Republican National Conventioni ar.
nearly all office holders, not withstand
ing President McKinley's dasire that
his offiee holders should not manifest a
pernicious activity in political matters.
But how are the Southern delegates to
be chosen if office holders and ofice ex
petants from that region are to be bar
red out of Republican National Con
Killed by Lighting.
Mrs. Mark Swanson, of Flat Creek,
Fayette G~a. county, was struck by light
ning and instantly killed Wednesday
about 11 o'clock, while in her yard at
tending to h~ r young turkeys. 11cr
uaughter, a grown up' young lady, was
with her and received a severe shock,
He Called It to Order on Tuesday
AND TOLD IT WHAT TO DO.
And It Did It Without Asking Why
or Wherefore. McKinley
At a few minutes past 12 o'clock on
Tuesday of last week the twelfth na
tional Republican convention was called
to order in the great Auditoium at
Philadelphia by Boss Hanna. There
was a lavish display of national colors
and an immense crowd thronged the
exterior of the building while the inside
was filled to suffocatiou. Immediately
after order had been obtained Secretary
of the Committee Chas. Dick. of Akror,
Ohio, announced Senator E. 0. Wol
cott, of Colorado, as the committee
choice for temporary chairman. Mr.
Wolcott took the chair, and after the
adoption of temporary rules of order he
announced the committees on rules,
credentials, permanent organizations
Each member of the Republican na
tional committee received 25 tickets to
the convention, and in all 50,0)0 tick
ets have been issued, 4,01)0 of which
were distributed to local parties by the
mayor of Philadelphia. The conven
tion consists of a number of delegates
at-large from each state equal to double
the number of the United S:ates Sena
tors to which each state is entitled, and
for each Representative at-large in con
gress two delegates-at large: from each
congress district and the District of Co
lumbia, two delegates; from each of the
territories of Alaska, Arizona, Indian
Territory, New Mexico and Oklahoma,
two delegates, making a total of 906
delegates. Necessary for nomination
454 No provision has been made for
a delegate from Hawaii, as in the
Democratic convention to be held at
McKinley and Roosevelt were nomi
nated by acclamation on Thursday.
When the nomination of president was
in order, Mr. Foraker .was recognized.
II, began his speech nominating Me
Kinley amid great cheers, concluding
at 11:15. The audience went wild for
'1eKinley. Banners were caught up
and waved, the band played and the
crowd wildly cheered. The demon
stration lasted fifteen minutes.
When Roosevelt ascended the plat
form, the uproar was renewed and
lasted five minutes longer. He said
he rose to second the nomination of
M1cKinley. Somebody applauded every
word he spoke. Thurston followed.
Yerks, of Kentucky, also seconded.
Delegates howled for a vote, but Lodge
recognized Knight, of California, who
also seconded. McKinley was nomi
nated by acclamation. There was wild
cheering and a great demonstration.
Lodge ordered a call of the roll for
nomination of vice president. Ala
bama yielded to Young, of Desmoines,
who withdrew Dolliver and nominated
Roosevelt. Murray of Massachusetts,
withdrew Long and seconded Roosevelt,
whose nomination was made by accla
Hanna did all he could to work up
great enthusiasm, but he only partially
succeeded, the cheering lasting only a
An Old Custom
The Abbeville Medum says A. How
ard Patterson, is making the canvass
for Governor and of course is opposing
the recelection of Gov. McSw-eeney.
Among other charges brought against
Gov. McSweener is the fact that he
has subscribed for a number of news
papers and has paid for them cut of
the Governor's contingent fund. So
far as we know there is no law requiring
the Governor to subscribe for news
papers. As a matter of fact Governor
Johnson Hagood subscribed for such
newspapers as lhe wished and paid for
for them out of his contingent fuad.
His purpose was to keep informed
about what happened in the State and
he always knew what course to take in
any emergency. Tne Medium has been
sent to every Governor of South Caro
lina since the time of Gov. Hagood and
has been paid for out of the contingent
fund except by Gov. Ellerbe who died
while in offiae. If we are not mistak
en one of the Sumter papers was not
paid. The editor made out a bill and
brought it before the General Assem
bly. It was referred to the comnmittee
on claims in each House unanirmusly
approved and both the Hiouse
and Senate ordered the claim to be
paid. There was not a solit are vote, so
far as we know against paying the
claim. This showed that the G eneral
Assembly believed the claim was a just
one. M1r. Patterson also complains
that Gov. McSweeney bought a picture
of the Governors of the State since and
icuding G en. Hampton and paid for
it out of the contingent fund. The cost
was t2I. Tii. re is a precedent for
such purchases. We have always
understood that Gov. Ellerbe bought a
photograph of the members of the Con
stitutional Convention of 1895 and paid
$60 for it out of the contingent fund
of the Governor. The picture now
stands in the State library and is an
object of great interest. Mr. Patterson
will not make his election sure" by such
Happy With Two Wives
A census enumerator has found a
man in Newark, N. J., living happily
with two wives and two sets of chil
dren. In answer to cquestions of the
numerator the man said he was born in
Germany and married there 20 years
ago. He became tired of married life,
ad leaving his wife and four children
behind he came to this country and
found wife No. 2 on the vessel in
which he crossed and fell in love with
her. After landing at New York he
went to Pennsylvania and the girl set
ted in Newark. That was ten years
ago. The man did not like P us.,1
vania and he went to Newark, where he
married the girl he met on the ship.
Two years ago the man's first wife came
to this coutntry and found her husband
living with wife No. 2. There was no
trouble, the man said, and wife No. I
took up her residence with her husband
and wife No. 2. The husband sent to
Germany for the children by his first
wife. fHe has had three children by
his second wife. The man told the
enumerator that he got along amicably
with his two wives by dividing his pay
between them every Saturday night.
Tlhe Columbia Record says: "Editor
Verner's witnesses do. not sustain his
blind tiger ease against Governor Mc
Sweeney. lHe should now withdraw
his charge as he can not prove it by the
men he cited as witnesses." He could
hardly do less.
prove his slanders by the mythical "a
Mr. Jones" or admit that he circulated
a vile slander against the Governor of
That Is What the Florence Times
Calls Patterson's Charges.
The irjection of personalities in the
campaign by Hon. Howard Patterson at
Orangeburg was the most unpleasant
feature of the occasion. This feature
was very much discassed on the street
corners and in the cars. It was gen
erally conceded that Gov. McSweeney
stood the attack very well, and on all
sides, except among the friends of Mr.
Patterson, were heard regrets that
such should have been injected in the
campaign. His friends held that it
was right and proper that a man should
be called to account for his short com
ings, and that the charges made were
of short comings. Briefly summed up
they were that the governor bad taken
a drink in one of the clubs in Colum
bia, which liquor was blind tiger stuff.
As Mr. Patterson himself said that
nine-tenths of the men in the world
drank liquor, and as the crowd prompt
ly replied, some that the other tenth
did too, and others that they wanted
to, the taking of the drink was hardly
to be construed as the offense, and it is
not very plain how a guest is to satisfy
himself as to where his bolt's liquor
comes from, the offense is at least not
of such magnitude as to warrant a
great dramatic display which was in
tended to magnify the offense into a
seriuus noral and civil crime against
decency and the laws of the state, and
to put the accused in the light of a so
cial leper. The other crimes were in
regard to the dibursements of the gov
crn:,r's contingent fund, a fund intend
ed to be used for the benefit of'the
governor's office as the governor saw
fit. It has always been considered
necessary for the governcr's office to
keep posted on the local affsirs of the
various communities in the state, that
is part of the governor's duty, and the
duty of those around hAm. There is
but one way to do this, and that is to
read the papers from the different
towns. The taking of these papers
was inaugurated in the time of John
scn Ragood, and has enabled the gover
nors of the. state to keep themselves
better informed than any other means
ever employed, and understanding the
people bettes, they have been enabled
to administer their affairs with more
justice and satisfaction. McSweeney
has simply increased the number of pa
pers used by that office because there
were many communities not represent
ed. His own paper had been on the
list for years and he considered it en
titled to the pay from the office. If
these were crimes they were crimes of
a very peculiar nature and seriously
lack the element of malice against the
people. 'he other accusation was that
no attempt was made to stop the blind
tiger business in Charleston because
McSweeney wanted the vote of the
blind tiger element in that city. The
facts on record are against Mr. Patter
son in this matter and the assumption
of the cause was purely gratuitous.
These charges were made in t.he same
manner as if the g ,vernor had embez
z~ed all the funds that had come his
way, made all kinds of nefarious bar
gains with the blind tiger element and
was altogether the most corrupt and
shameless character in the state, and to
the unthinking in the audience the im
pression left was that such charges had
been made. There was great confusion
at this stage of the proceedings to
which the resentment of the soft at
tacks of hypocracy and duplicity and
calumniation of a pure and virtueus
people, leveled at Col. Hoyt, was but a
zypher. But for the quiet dignity of
MceSweeney, who held his tepmer un
der the lash, there would have been
half a hundred different rows at once,
for blood got hot all round.-FL"orence
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Back in Stripes
The Columbia Record says quite an
interesting story has been developed by
the return to the r,.aitentiary of .John
Stuckey, a white convict, from the
Scarborough farm in Sumter county.
Stuckey was convicted in Spartanburg
about a year ago of killing J. C. Ser
vier, who was a clerk in his store, and
owing to the prominence of the pirties
the c ise was in many respects a sensa
tional one. Stuckey was found guilty
of manslaughter and was sentenced to
twenty years' imprisonment. Hie is
said to be quite well "fixed" in
this world's goods. According
to the story as related by the pen
itentiary authorities, Mr. Scarborough
is a man who contracts for laborers on
his farm. It appears that he was also
a relative of Stuckey, and when he got
his last batch of convicts he asked that
Stuckey be included. Not knowing of
any relationship existing between the
two men he was turned over to Mr.
Scarborough. It was later reported to
the authorities that Stuckey was not
being used as a convict, but was really
having a pretty good time. It is alleg
ed that he was actually boarding with
Mr. Scarborough and paying for it.
Acting upon these reports the superin
tendent and the board of directors or
dered Stuckey to be brought hick to
the penitentiary. He is now in that
institution, again in stripes, and at
work in the commissary department.
A Bark Lost.
The vice consul at Trieste reports
that hie has received notice from the
local imperial royal maritime govern
ment that nothing having been heard
from the Austrian bark Palmier since
it sailed from Pensacola, Dec. 19, last,
it is presumed that the crew of the ves
sel are lost. Among the crew were two
American citizens, Cicero Akens of
Washington, and William Woodall of
DUNCAN AND BARNWELL.
They Give a Black Eye to Ebsnezer
At the campaign meeting held at
Orangeburg, Mr. A. Howard Patterson,
candidate for Governor, read the fol
lowing from the 0.onee News, of
which M1r. Ebenezer Verner, is the edi
"The editor of this newspaper has
had letters from iifferent parts of this
State asking that an editorial published
in the Oconee News some time back,
accusing Mr. McS-eney of drinking
blind tiger liquor, be republished. That
does not appear to be necessary. When
Mr. McSwceney denies the charge we
will give the names of those who in
formed us that he did frequent the
blind tigers and drink liquor Sunday
night at the Mlerchants' and Manufac
Governor McSweeney immediately
arose and branded the statement as
false. Monday morning the Columbia
State published the following card from
Mr. Verner, which reads very much
like the three black crows tale:
To The Editor of The State:
The names of those who told me
about Gov. McSweeney drinking liquor
Sunday night at the club in Columbia
and patronizing blind tigers are, T. C.
Dancan of Union. William Barnwell of
Columbia, and a Mr. Jones of Green
wood, (now of Alabani.) It came
about this way: I met Mlr. Jones on
the ears near Greenwood la-st fall. He
impressed me as being a gentleman
and a man of character. We talked of
the dispensary law and he said that it
was a common report in Columbia that
Gov. MeSweeney not only did not trv
to enforce the law in Columbia and in
other largc towns, but that he had been
known to patronize the blind tigers
himself, and that frequently. Last
November I met Mr. Barnwell in this
county in company with half a dozen
other gentlemen. We were discussing
the dispensary law. I reported what
Mr Jones had told me. Mr. Barnwell
laughed and said: "Why that is noto
rious in Columbia, and I do not sup
pose any one would deny it." I said:
"Remember you are talking to a news
paper man and I mean to publish what
you have said." He did not object to
that, only said that I need not give his
name. I replied that I would not un
less my word was questioned,
Again last January as I was going to
Columbia to the legislature I met Mr.
Duncan at Spartanourg. There were
several other gentlenen present and
some one remarked that I had accused
the governor of drinking blind tiger
liquor. Mr. Duncan said he did not
doubt it in the least, and said that a
gentleman had that day (Monday)
shown. him a copy of the governor's
message to the general assembly,
which the governor had given him the
night before at the Merchants and
Manufacturers club. This was on Mon
day before the legislature met on Tues
day, and this man told Mr. Duncan that
he had "set the gevernor up" to several
drinks the night before-Sunday night
-that they staid at the club until mid
night; that the governor got to feeling
mighty good and gave him the message.
Mr. Duncan said he saw the message,
and this was two days before any Inem
ber of the legislature got to see it.
In the first article [ wrote I said
twice "If this be true-that is if the
governor did have such conduct. I
never said he did do it. only that I had
been so informed. In the last piece I
said I would give the nawes of those
who told me, and you find them above.
I did not say that [ would prove it, but
would give the name of those who told
me. E benezer Verner.
Richland, S. C., June 13, 1900.
DUNCAN D)ENIES IT.
To the Editor of The State.
I have just read your editorial in to
dey's paper in which is incorporated
the letter of Mr. Verner in which my
Coming down on the train last De
eember from Spartanburg, I met Mr.
Verner and several other members of
the legislature en route to Columbia,
and in the course of a general conver
sation, which was of a very pleasant
character, the q-iestion came up as to
what position the governor would take
in the matter of the dispensary. I re
marked that I had seen a printed copy
of the governor's message, which the
governor had given to a gentleman on
Sunday at one of the Columbia clubs.
I attached no importance to the matter,
and do not at this-time, as the entire
company of gentlemen were in a jocu
lar mood and no one, I am satisfied,
gave the matter a serious thought.
As to my making any statement with
reference to Gov. McSweeney patron
izing "blind tigers," I have no definite
recollection, because I have never met
Gov. MeSweeney and only know of him
in a most pleasant way, but as there
were several getlemen in the party on
the trrin, all of them but one being
members of the legislature, something
might have been said in a genaral way,
buit not in a reflective manner with re
ference to the governor.
1 sincerely regret that I have been
tr..ught into this controversy, and I
beg to take the position at once that I
am not an opponent of Governor Mc
Sween'y, and in mentioning the fact
that I bad seen a copy of his message
on Monday before the legislature met,
I had no idea that it would have been
referred to as in the least detrimental
to the interest of Gov. McSweeney.
T. C. Duncan.
Union, S. C., June 1S, 1%lt.
B.ARNWELL DENIES IT.
The Columbia correspondent of the
News and Dourier says:
Mr. Barnwell was seen today and he
feels very much chagrined at the men
tion of his name in this connecti~n.
He has never had anything to do with
politics and does not want to have any
thing to do with such matters, and said
that he would not have anything to say
for publication, and he certainly never
expected what he said in a gentleman's
library would get into print, correctly
or incorrectly. He did not care to have
anything to say for publication, but it
may be stated in justice to Mr. Barn
weli that he stated most emphatically
that he never in all his life patronized,
nor has he been in a "blind tiger," and
he could not of his own knowledge say
where there was one in Columbia or
elsewhere. He most emphatically
never has told Mr. Verner or anyone
else, be says, that Governor McSweeney
patronize d a "blind tiger," because he
does not know asytihg about it. Hs
did tell Mr. Verner that Governor Me
Sweeney in common with other gentle
men visited the Merchants' and Mann
facturers' Club, and that he met him
there, and he told Mr. Verner that if
the G overnor took a drink thcrc he did
not suppose he would deny it, but he
certainly does not look upon a club
room where gentlemen meet and talk as
a "blind tiger."
The testimony of the above gentle
men should most effectaally dispose of
the vile slanders that Patterson has
been using. Xrrner will now haen to
Makes the food more del
RtOYAL BAKING POWOD
HIS SOLEMN VOW.
It Was Made Early in Life and He
Wouldn't Break it.
"NO. I will not violate my oath," ex
6lhdmeod the Capitol Hill man, strid
in4 1up antd down the room. "It was
in my extreme youth, but an oath
mad" at any stage of life is sacred.
a I cannot, will not disregard it!"
His distressed wife clasped her
hands in supplication.
"But Johnnie needs it," she almost
wailed. "This is the spring of the
year. when the blood of children is
thick and needs to be thinned, and.
besides. every child ought to have
some kind of spring medicine as a
"That end of it is all right, Eucli
dia," said the Capitol Hill man in a
relentless tone, "but my oath goes.
When, at the age of 9 years my moth
er used to corral me and the rest of
the kids every morning before break
fast around this time of year and force
down our throats a big pewter table
spoonful of thick, gritty, yallery, evil
tasting sulphur and molasses, and
club us with fence pickets if we tried
to duck and sidestep that regular
morning ceremony, I made a solemn.
heaven-hear-me vow that if ever I
had any young ones of my own, the
sulphur-and-molasses game 'ud be cut
out, and that vow's going to stick!
T don't care a hoot in Jackson City
If Johnnie's blood's as thick as the
mayonnaise dressing In a baseball
magnate's head, I don't stand for no
sulphur and molasses, and I have
Thus brutality shorn of one of the
hereditary privileges of motherhood,
the wife of the Capitol Hill buried her
face in her hands and sobbed dismally.
Tales of the Orient.
The Cadi was jogging along the
highway when he met a peasant, who
thought to work the gum-game on
him. Forcing the tears to his eyes,
the man cried out:
"Alas! but I have met with a griev
ous loss, and am Uo longer myself.
My ass is dead."
"So? Did he expire of old age?"
"It was not so. He was still young."
"Then he was overfed.".
"Nor that either, 0 Ruler of Men!
He fell into the water."
"But didst not pull him out again?"
"I did not. My wife and I got Into
a dispute as to whether we should pull
him out by the head or the tall, and
before we could settle It the poor ass
"Just so." smiled the Cadi, "just so.
Well, my friend, thou hast cause for
rejoicing instead of complaint. Where
thou hast lost one ass there has been
a gain in two In his place, and 100
per cent profit is enough for any hon
The Same Effect.
"It is very odd," remarked Mr. Hub
bub, -'that in Africa there Is a tribe
which cannot wear clothes at all.
Clothes make them sick. Isn't it
"Not at all," replied Mrs. Hubbub.
"The same thing happens In this coun
"Oh, surely not. I never heard of
such a thing in civilized countries."
"Well, Mr. Hubbub, I can tell you
that even in this great and glorious
land the same phenomenon Is by no
means unknown. When I see Mrs.
Poindexter coming out every month
or so with a fine new outfit from head
to foot, her clothes make me sick
make me sick;i I say, Mr. Hubbub
when I reflect that you are just as
able to buy me new clothes as Mr.
Poindexter is to buy them for his
wife, and don't."
And Mrs. Hubbub dissolved in tears.
The Clock and the Car.
"Is that clock right?" he asked after
It had struck 11.
"Why?" she answered.
"Because if it is, I shall have plenty
of time to catch the 1-1:30 car."
"I remember now," she said, "that
the clock Is about 20 minutes slow.
If you hurry you will just about catch
During the 20 minutes that he stood
on the corner he arrived at the painful
conclusion that she didn't really love
him as he longed to be loved.-Chi
A truly rural lover, with a truly rural
Wooed a truly rural maiden all the
Said the truly rural lover, "Truly rur
al is our lot
Let us marry in a truly rural way!"
So a truly rural wedding and a
truly rural feast
Made two true truly rurals truly one:
For naught truly rural truly cared
they in the least,
Oh, two truer truly rurals there are
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ectly satisfied that it is all, and will
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P. .-I am using it now myself.
t's doing me good.-Sold by The Mur
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R CO., NEW YORK.
How Fido Supplied the Three Missing
Orchestra gives an imitation Of an
earthquake dancing rag-time in a tin
shop. Enter the man with the green
whiskers and the man with the bald
wig and blue face, and the following
"Know that little dog of mine?"
"The one that looks like your sis
"Yes; the one-no, he doesn't look
like my sister! Well, every morning
I send him to the baker-"
"Anti have him baked."
"-And have him baked-no-I don't
have him baked! I send him to the
baker to get a dozen rolls for break
fast. Well, day before yesterday I ,
sent him, and when he came back
three rolls were gone. So I beat him."
"To the rolls."
"I beat him to the rolls-no, I didn't
beat him to the rolls! I beat him
with a bedslat. So I thought I would
give him another trial. I thought since
his licking I could trust him."
"Though the baker wouldn't."
"Though the baker wouldn't-of
course the baker would trust him!
And when he got home yesterday
morning three rolls were missing
again. I reached for the bedslat
"And the bed broke down and
"And the bed broke down-no, the
bed didn't break down! What do you
think that dog did?"
"I give it up."
"He laid down and rolled over three
As Others See Him.
She-Mr. Murkleton always agrees
to everything his wife says. I hate a
man like that. Why doesn't he show
some spirit and try to have a mind
of his own sometimes? I don't believe
the man knows beans.
He-You wrong him. By adhering
to his system, as he does, he some
times makes It impossible for her to
think of anything else to try to argue
The Small-Minded Man. .
"Well," said the Small-Minded Man,
"I have found out another woman's
"How did you do it?" asked the lis
"Why, I asked her suddenly how
many years It was since 1873."
"But how did you find out her age?"
"She figured it up by subtracting
five from thirty-two before she
Which Make It Best.
Beanwear-The British may be hav
ing the best of it just now, but I no
tice the Boers captured 200 wagons,
just the same.
Brittan-True, and I bet that's
part of Roberts's strategy. Wouldn't
be surprised If those wagons were full
of bicycles of different makes, which
the Boers were allowed to capture
so as to create dissensions in their
The girl In the golf cape turned
partly around to scrutinize the attire
of the girl In the fur jacket, and In
consequence she slipped and fell on
the muddy crossing.
Meanwhile the girl in the fur jacket
"That wouldn't have happened If
she'd had a little more rubber on her
heels and a little less in her neck,"
she said.-Chicago Tribune.
"But," we assured him solemnly,
"to receive proper consideration, you
do not owe enough."
"1 owe," he retorted, "all that any
of my friends can afford."
We saw that there was Inevitable
limits even to popularity, and, with
drawing, wept coplously.-New York
Mesheck-You must come up to my
place some evening and try one of
Yawner-Thanks, but I don't smoke.
"Well, come up on Thursday and
have a glass of wine with me."
"Thanks, I never drink."
"Himmel! Then come up and see
me every evening."-Life.
Again the Worm Turns.
"I suppose," said Mrs. Vick-Senn,
her voice rising to a shrill falsetto,
"you would justify the use of the dum
dum bullets in that war down there
in Africa. It would be just like you!"
"I'd as lief be dumdumbed to
death," replied her long-suffering hus
band, "as to be talk-talked to death-"
Likely to be an Acquisition.
"Who are these new people that
are moving into the house next door?"
"I don't know, but I am sure we
shall get along splendidly with them.
They have just unloaded a wheelbar
row and a lawn mower-Chicago Tri
On a Large Scale.
First Foreigner-To get in with the
Americans one has merely to join a
Second Foreigner-Did you do
"Did I? Why, I belonged to a doz
An Unknown Tongue.
The Optimist-A pure woman's
heart Is like an open book.
The Old One-Yes. I've often won
dered what the language is it is Writ
ten in--New York Press
Rev. Dr. Leonard, secretary of the
Methodist foriegn missionary society
in New York, received ths followiog
Uhefoo, June 15.
Tien Tsin bombarded. Pekin very
serious. Hopkins, Brown and King
saved, gunboat. . Brown.
The three men mentioned are mis
ionaries. Dr. Leonard infers from the
act that only those who were saved are
abed, the remaining 24 missionaries in
Lien Tfsin have been murdered by the
B~oxers. Among them are many women,
.ncluding five in the woman's foreign
nissionary society and the members of
:he Haynor, Pike, Hopkins and Brown