TH iceS GRIE
Dr. Taimage D ceu: s: r C;,ist
an. h C u c.
THE MOST E AunFUL
Flowesandl nh it-:hy
theavi&r Pck ,he Chicest
Fist- T-e ? -,ay of
This sermon Dr. Tlrage seds fr; y
a halting place :n ':is j&uttey th:c:us
the volley s ef Swizrrihd. it seems to
have been prepared n:.l t : am
aroma of a garden t u rT
text is Song of S1
come into my garden.
The Bible is a great ptxet. We have
in it faultless rhy h.i and bid imatoigtry
and startlirg atite ais:.d raptu:ous
lyric and sweet pastoral ad instructive
narrative a-:"d dsvoional psahn;
thoughts expretscd in sta le more
solemn than that o# wrUgomdry- were
bold than that of iton. n.ore terrible
than that of Dnrte, nore natu-:.i tLan
that of Word:worth, x; re in:p soned
than that of Folick. imee tc:er thar
that of Cow-er, m"re weird tinr; tht of
Spenser. This gnat p.eai brirgs all
the gems of the erh i:to its eoronet.
and it weaves the tntrmes of judsment
into its garlands and pws eterr:al har
monies in its rhythm. Everything this
book touches it makes beautitul, from
the plain stones of tie un u r t ra-h
ing floor to the daugh;ters dN.m i
ing the troughs for thc ea:''. om the
fish pools of Hebhbon up to e ldi
ibt pr'sitg Go: With d:a- .a-n' - storm
s::z whirlwind and Job s imanery of
trion, Arcturus and tiL Ieia-es.
ily text kans us into a sCe e of sum
mar:edolenee. The 'urle has had a
great many beautiful garden e. Charle
magne added to the glory of his reign
by decreeing that they be estabiiehe d all
through the rear deciding even the
names of the i -.rs to ro planted
there. Henry i at Montpellier
established gardens of bewitching
beauty and luxuriance, gathering into
them Alpine, P;:enean and French
plants. One of the sweetest :-pots on
earth was the garden of Shenstone, the
poet. His writings have made bat lit
tle impression ou the world, but his
garden, the "Leasowes," will be im
mortal. To the natural advantages of
that plaoo was brought the perfection
of art. Arbor and terrace a-.d slope
and rustic temple ani reseivoir and urn
and fountain here tad their erowning
Oak and yew and hnz-i put f,,:th their
richest foliage. There was no life more
diligent, no soul more iugenicus than
that of Sheirstone, a:.d a I that dili
gence and genius h-: brought to t
adornment of that oae tre aued soot.
He gave ?300) fr it. He sold it for
several thousand. And yet 1 am to
tell you today of a rieher gardun than
any I have mentioned. it is rhe garden
spoken of in my art-the goe of the
church, which belons to Ci t, for
my aext says so. He bought It, he
planted it, he own it and he
shall have it. Walter Scott, in his out
lay at Abbotsford, ruine-d his fortune,
and now, in the crimson flowars of thoso
gardens, you can alm~ost think or
imagine that you see thes blood of that
old man's broken heart. The pay ment
of the last ?1u0,000 sacrificed him.
BtIhave to tell y ou that Christ's life
and Christ's death were the outlay of
this beaatdful garden of the church, of
which my text speaks. Oh, how nmany
sighs and tears and rangs a- d agonies!
Tell me, ye women who saw him hang!
Tell me, ye executioners who lifted him
and let him down! Tell me, thou suu
that didst hide, ye rocks that fell!
"Christ loved the church and gave him
self for it," if the garden of the
church belongs to Christ, certainly he
has a right to walk in it. Come, then,
O blessed Jesus, today. Waik up and
down these aisle and pluck what thou
wilt of sweetness for thyself !
The churah in my text is approprpri
ately compared to a garden, because it
is a place of choice flaters, of select
fruits and of thorough irrigation.
That would be a strange garden in,
which there were no fbwers. If no
where else, they would be along the
borders or at the gateway. The home
liest taste will dictate somnething, if
it be only the old fashioned hell' hock
or dahlia or dafidil. Batt if there
be larger means tr?en y ou will find
the M1exican cactus and blazing
asalea and the clustering oleander.
Well, now, Onrist comes to his gantien,
and he plants there some of the bright
est spirits that ever fl owered upon tne
world. Some of them are violets, in
conspicous, hat sweet as heaven. You
have to search an' find them. You do
not see them very otten perhaps, but
youz find where they have b-een by t1he
brightened face of the invalid and the
sprig of geranium on the sta::d and the
new window curtains keepin g out the
glow of the sunlight. They are perhaps
more like the ranuneuius, creeping
sweetly along anmid the thorns and
briers of life; giving ktss for sting.
And many a man who has had in his
way some great niack roet of trouble
has found that they have covered it ali
over with fiowery jasmine running in
and out amid the cre-vices. The~se flow
ers in Christ's gardtn are not, like the
sunflower, gaudy in the iight, but
wherever daiksess hovers over a soul
that needs to be comiorted there they
stand, night bloongn escuses. Bt
in Chirist's garden there are piants that
may be better compjared to the Mexican
cactus-thorns without, ioveliness with
in-men vwith sharp pc nt-s of charaocer.
They wound almost cv ry one that
touches them. T hey~ are hard to han
die. Mien pronounce the-m nothing bat
thorns, but Chri-t lov- thez, notwith
standinir all their sharnsessesi. Man
a ma has had a very harda grouna t~o
cultivate, and it has only ucea through
severe trial that he has raise ven the
smallest scrap of grac. A very harsh
minister was talki1ng to a very placid
elder, and the placid elder said to the
harsh minister, "Docrtor, I do 'sh y ou
would control your tcei-." "Ah"
said the minister to the eher, "I con
trol more temper in five uinutcs than
you do in five years.
There are others plannted in Chrisit's
garden who are alway s ra~iant, always
impressive, more like the roses of deep
hue that we oealml-a y tiid cedLkd
"giants of battle; the \ri L -1 er
St. Pauls, Chryse tona, W. eles L a1i
maers and Sattueila iL . W h~1at
in other men is a spark ina ti~em i.s a
conflhgration. Whn.- -i -e ,they
sweat great drops of blo. ' iL'-they
pray, their prayer to& Ste. When
they preach, it is a Pezntee.s. Wrten
they fight, itris a Thenmatylae. When
they die, it is a mar: rdon. Y ou tind
a gre at many roses in the gardens, but
only a few "gianits of batte. 'M~en
Ra=, "Why don't youhhv nre of t.em
in : re cur-. s a>, "Why don't
you I y Ie it the world m;e Humboldts
,ti wellingtnts? God gives to some
ter Taents, to others one.
In this garden of the church which
li-.t has planted also find the snow
dirops, beautiful but cold lookiug, seeua
inlLy another phase of winter. I mean
those Christians who are precise in
their tastes, uni- passioned, pure as
snowdrops and as cold. They never
shod any tear, they never get excited,
they never say any thing rashly, they
never do anyt"ing prci-pitatelY. Their
puh:es never ? r. ,:h ir nerve sever
twitch, the' ir i'tiOon never Dos
ever. Th..} live lorm.r that u'1ost coo
>, but their li, is is a minor key.
Tiev never rue up to "C" above the
I in their musie oF life they have
; tecato paaces. Christ planted
.hM in thtchurch, and they must be
of some se: vie or they would not be
ire: rowdrops-always snowdrops.
B:it I have not tc ' you of the most
beau;iiul fiwer in alp this garden spok
en of in the text. If you see a century
plan;. your emotions are sarted. You
say, -Why, this flower has been a hun
dred years gathering up for one bloom,
.nd it will be a hundred years more he
f.;re other peta's will come out." But
I have to tell you of a plant that was I
waherirg up from all eternity and that
1.o wars agI pu. ftrth its bloom nev
er to wither. It is the passion plant of
thc eoss. Prophets fcreteld it, Bethle
hemshepherdslooked upon it in the
bud. the rocks shook at its bursting and
the dead got u; in their winding sheets to
see its full blem. it is a crimson flower
-blood at the roots, blood on the
branches, blood on the leaves. Its
perfume is to fill all the nations. Its
breath is heaven. Come, oh winds
from the north and winds from the
south nnd winds from the eat and
win;ds from tne west and bear to all the
carth the sweet ineling savor of Christ,
His worth if all the nations knew,
Sure the whole earth would love him too.
Again, the church may be appropri
atd yconpartd to the garden, because it
is a place of fruits. That would be a
strance garden which had in it no ber
rie-, no plums or per s or apr:cots.
The coarser fruits are planted in the
orchard or they are set out on the sun
ny hillside. But the choicest fruits
are kept in the garden. So in the
world outside the church Christ has
planted a great many beautiful things
patience, charity, generosity, integrity.
But he intends the choicest fruits to
be in the garden, and if they are not
there then shame on the church. Re
ligion is not a mere flower-ng senti
mentality. It is a practical, life giv
ing, healthful fruit, not posies, but ap
"Oh," says somebody, "I don't see
what your garden of the church has
yielded!" Where did your asylums
come from? And your hospitals? And
yer institutions of mere;? Christ
planted every one of them; he planted
th. vi in his hard -n. When Christ gave
bight to Bartimeus, he laid the corner
stone of every blind asylum that has
c':'r been built. When Jhrist soothed
the demoniac of Galilee, he laid the
cornerstone of every luaatic asylum
that has ever been established. When
Christ said to the sick man, "Tak-e up
thy bcd and walk," he laidi the corner
stone ol every hosp'ital the world has
ever seen. When Christ said, "I was
in prison and ye visited me," he laid
the cornerstone of every prison reform
association that has ever been organized.
The Church of Christ is a glorious gar
den, and it is full of fruit. I know
there is some poor fruit in it. I know
there are some weeds that ought to be
thrown over the fence. I know there
are some crab appte trees that ought to
be cut down. I know there are some
wild grapes that ought to be uprooted,
but are you going to c estroy the whole
grden because of a little gnarled fruit?
You will fled worm eaten leaves in
Fontainebleau and insects that sting
in the fairy groves of the Champs Ely
sees. You do not tear down and de
stroy the whole garden because there
are a few specimens of gnarled fruit.
I ad mit there are men and women in
the church who ought not to be there,
but let us be just as frank and admit
the fact that there are hundreds and
thousands and tens of thousands of
glorious Christian men and women
holy, blessed, useful, consecrated and
triumphant There is no grander col
letion in all the earth than the collec
tion of Dhristians. There are Chris
tian men in every church whoise religion
is not a matter of psalm singing and
church going. Tomorrow morning that
religion will keep them just as consis
ten and consecrated in their worldly
cupation as it ever kept them at the
communion table. There are women
with us today of a higher type of charae
ter than Mary of Bethany. They not
only sit at the feet of Christ, but they
go out into the kitchen to help Martha
in her work, that she may sit thiere too.
There is a woman who has a drunken
husband who has exhibited more faith
and patience and courage than Ridley
in the fire. He was consumed in 20
minutes. Hers has been a 20 years'
maryrdocm. Yonder is a man who has
been 15 years on his back, unable to
feed himself, yet calm and peaceful as
though he lay on one of the green
banks of heaven, w'tching the oarsmen
dip their paddles in -the crystal river!
W y, it seems to me this moment as if
St. Paul threw to us a pomologist's
catalogue of the fruits growing in this
great garden of Christ -love, joy, peace,
patience, chareter, brotherly kindness,
gentleness, inercy; diorious fruit,
enough to fill all the baskets of earth
It has seeI. as if Jesus Christ took
the best. Fromn many of your house
holds the bcst one is gone. You know
that she was too good for this world.
She was the gendlest in her ways, the
deepest in her affetion, and whe-n at
last the sickness came you had no faith
in medicines. You knew that the hour
of parting had come, and when, through
the rich grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
y ou surrendered that treasure you said:
Lord Jesus, take it. It is the best
we have. Take it. Thou art worthy."
The others in the household may have
been of grosser mold. She was of the
The heaven of your little ones will
not be fairly begun until you get there.
Al the kindnesses shown them by im
mortals will not make them forget you.
Tnere they are, the radiant throngs
that went out from your homes. I
threw a kiss to the sweet darlings.
They are all well now in the palace.
Te erippled child has a sound foot
now. A little lame child says, ")la,
will I be lame in heaven?" "No, my
darling, you .von't be lame in heav.en."
A little sick child says, "Ma, will I be
sick in heaven?" "No, my dear, you
won't be sick in heaven.' A little
blind child says, "Na. will I be bind
in heaven?" "No, my dear, you won't
be blind in heaven." They are ali
I notice that the fine gardens some
times have high fences around them,
and I cannot get in. It is so with a
king's garden. The only glimpse you
ever get of such a garden is when the
It i not so wi-h this ir'ai. rids
Kings garden. I threw wid1te o ptn t'm
ate and tell Sc-u all oci u it.
uono'pav in rel. iie \1 '! won"r 4
rma. C'ho -; nw ! a de
sad a garde., t'n) a ' . ric .
the iden c-i the Nti 's . Yu
h e found it b'et G' ?chionk. . So
i:a hwit v'tioor b . Ill ,l nue
ali :e t or e I ug.. Iie it.,r us
::th: r , a when, we re-.d his poetusA
Bt:u jon t the :: e hi i on heA
a "' . Whlex in the midst of hhfes -
tiiirs hie c nfrpnt,Cd a 11 o..ki:: a
ad he saw iituself : d said: ";ere
0iat. is true. I lcuk jc :n CI w r
up in body. nd ii and picea.rs
Sas. of Setone. -f whret ad he
told youi at the bain-ltains of ix:: ser
mon. He s at d loa:td ' pt. Doer
and said: "'I hav, lst mi y n a aost
happnes. I n a tiry -:cn envious
a-id frattilc an c ap n rt
around me juslt a., it beone sa mas
usanl to do "f
0 .e weary souls, come1. into Christ's
garde~n today and plck a iittle hearts
ehse,. Christ is the only rest and the
ouly pardon for a perturbed spirit. Do
Sou not thick cour chance has almost
coeni? You men aod waeen who have
been waiting year after yearfor some
good oppoyrtunity in which t" ac"-st
Chbrist, but hlave po st pone d it 5 lu. 2;)
30 year:, d. you i t feel as if nov
our honor of diverac,ce anid rar don
and sa nation h::d come -? 0 main,
v h sat grud} e hart thou agaii S: p
soni titit tho u wilt riot ft it b:' saved?
Son~e years agoc a ve-se: struck on the
reeks. They had otnyonet afeboast
la that hftoit the pa;sser'gers and
crew were gettirce ashore. The ves-el"
had foun~dered arnd was sinkin:g deeper
atd deeper, and that one boat could
rot take the passengtrs very swiftiy.
A little Sirl stood on the des naiting
f':r her turn to get into the boa. "T re
boat Came at d weet, e"n.- wev,
.it her turn did not eem to eJ.e.
After awhile s:e e-uld w'"o loe r.
and she leaned on the t:.r. and then
sprang into the sea cryiuz t. thes be it
iran: -Save me c<xt: :ve we next
Oa, how flauy have g lu' ashore into
God' mercy, and yet .m arc cang:ng
to the wreck of .iu! O-v;rs br.ve oa
e- pted the parotin of Chriur. but you
are in peril. Why not this moment
make a rush for y jo-r immortal rescue,
crying u:,til Jius shall hear you saod
heaven and earth ng w:th the era
'Save me next! Save me nex.!" Nw
is the day of saivatiou! Now! Now!
New York's Vote
William E Curtis, v riting to the
Chicago R -cord, says before Senarnr
Mnderson, R-publi'an sailed for Eu
rope last week, he told a friend that oe
had seen and heard enugh during his
.tay at saratoga and Nesc York city to
convince him that the Republicans
were not goi"g to have a w-lkover ins
that state. "aj*1:ities change very
,uddcnly in New Yrk," he said, "I
you wi eximiee the po itical almnacs
you will see that the carnidate of one
prty has been eieotcd by a lar e n;
j )rity one year and the oandidrae .of
another party b, a inl'aar aprity
the next, wih'out -any rev o appa"re'.t
to the outsider. Foem v. na: 1 piced
up in gossipiug arisong politcians of
~oth piartiest herc andi at Saraosa,
cotiaied General Shadercson, "and
fron, wnat 1 gsthered from ti. lawyers
I met at the meeting of the B .r a-so
cition, I am eeviuced that Croker
intends to carry the stale for Bryan if
possible, and t~a'. he is pledged to do0
so. Eery'body familiar with New
York polities know.3 wha t tat mns,
and the Republicans of the state "Lould
be fally advised of iLhC danger.
Battle Fisgs Returned.
An incident out of the ordi::ary occur
red at the reunion of the Fort y-sixth
Ohio Volunteer infantry at W-ibine
ton, a suberb of Column us Ohio, Wed
nesday. The colcr.s of the Thirteenth
Louiiana regnment were returned to
a committee cof t he surviv'rs of that old
organization. Th'e fhg.s were captured
atEzra court house, just outriaec of At
lanta, during the war and have been in
the relic room of the state capital at Col
umbus for years. Du~ring the reunion,
Judge David Pugh made an addres, and
turned the flhgs over to a committee
composed of Snepherd D. hlrris, John
A. Landry and James EI. Brown of New
Orleans. Governor Nash was present
and piarticip 'ted in the exercises.
Alaska Indians Starving
The secretary of the tre'.sury has re
eeved advices from Alaska, con~fi.-ming
the renorts that a most detlorab:e con
dition exists amnong Indians aiong the
coast from Cape Nomne norts.ward. The
treasury efniis are po-.vrless to ren
der any aid to the suerers owing to
the fact that the department has L~O
available funds for such a purpose, but
Gn. Spaiding has written a letter t>
the war department, whieh has a tund
that can be cr-awn upon in emjergeney
eases ,ike the present, re commenul~g
that food be suppliedi atnd di3'ribaited
under the dirction oi ainy of the army
oiciers in charge of the troo'ps mt:tiou
ed there. The treasury uc;imtment
Dr. S. J. Love, who re'stded near
Longs stort, in Guxion eiti ry, L3.
eieoout 3 olocekTturnday'a tCe-c
ron the edeets otf arsenie pois.>axios
A. force of thre-thers took dinner I Dr
Love's and aft*:rward the d Ieo' 'mi
hy and five oft the threshers " wretn
seriou-ly ill, the doctor " d.i"g,
others 'are jet tick. atid 0o:ureui
may foilow. Pnysicians say thte -
feets are thoec of arseui' x'oioni'
ad it is believed a w ho-sxe muirde
was attemptedi by putting the pe;1on
into the food eaten a: dmnner. Tnr
is no clew to the perp;etrator of t:e
deed. The comoiu::y i- 0 w' o I
up over the miatter.
Can't Etcap3 the Crow-is
Bryau left Wh~eilingr, W. Va , ier
Chicago Friday minoig. !!e ad en
deavored to keep his route a '-eret, hot
at Cambridge tlere was axmmbad a
rowd of severat hundred people. who
demanded a speecih of the caCdid.1aTe.
Mr. Bryan spoke for three xmuutas,
onfining himnself to the trusts alonrg
the Eame .incs he used in former
speeches. Hie said that no oue cuuld
exuect remed'ial it gislation from the
Republican party, which deannds to a
ar~e extC~ut upon t bese combinations
or capa'gn cautribtion-:. H: sate
hat if the'working man did not ki:.a
how to vote in order to hurt the tut
he should watch the way the tru-t mn..g
ates voted and then vie the other
way.v He was cheered adapade
during his remarks.
Gainesville, G a.. Dee. 8, i1h93
Pi~tes Antiseptie invorto' k
een used in my family and 1Impr
fetly satisfied th~at it is ' and w'i
do all, you climr for it. Y x stuy
P. S.-1 am us=iug it. nowr myself.
t's doing trc goo~d.-Sold by The Mur
ry Drug Co .Counmia , S. C., an all
A EORT COTTON CROP.
if the Farmers Are Wise They Will
Get Good Prices.
A dispatch from Galveston, Texas,
:ss c- .on is se liing for a higher price
at the depots in Texas than Septemher
contrae- are q otcd at New Yoik.
Tb iaU -a not got control of the
tpwn er1p, :-:d the speculators have
n . te e.Lt:-l of the erop. The crop
:it ,rmn. it is one of the latest in
SuIh c.aton as is on the roarket is
": T.ic a read u e t ifrom S4 tO 9
e i poud in th e iuterior. The
ople is '-xc d!erit and the Hiat of ex
tra rdiary good color.
The nottou is slow in appearing that
it is difiie'ilt to teal how long this de
mand will continue, but for the present
at least th.e planter is scught by the
buyer, and n-:t the buyer by the plant
Pickers are rather scarce; the rains of
this week have stopprd field work and
it looks like a further checking of the
movement, making the crop later than
Cotuon men a-c pcrplexe-d as to how
the chatsw hctween the o'd crap and
the new is to be bridged. There are
ath-rs here for all th'e cotton obtainable
in the first half of September at 91
cts.f. o h, Galveston.
Local dealers are inclined to think
the interior peoplie will take their time
about markctie: this crop.
L soiuer= & Flint, cotton factors and
bu.ers. said to-day:
"CLtton is sellinz in the interior
tosns of Texus at 8i eerts or a trifp:
ighe-r. There is a pronouneed de
tand, indicatiog that there are a great
suany eo;a'e:ents for early shipment
t b., filed.
" Tee suppi is no. qipxd to the de
m i, : d :t is the producer who is fix
og the p i and the bus er who is do
imC ttbe bd dag.
-T he planters of T. x i are in better
-ha- e to market cotton slowly than
.iy have ever been before. No one
:an tell what they will do.
"They are well informed as to the
needs of the world and the general out
look for the c-op.
l'hey expect good prices. Too lit
tie of the crop hae come into sight for
!-peculators to get hold of any of it.
Such as is coming along is rushed to
the s:abo rd for ircm'aiate shipment."
Ea-tace Taylor, of Young & Higgin,
English cotton buyeis. said:
*Nvar befc.re were the farmers in
.ueh a positi.tn to dictate prices. It
Feees they are doing it now, and will
ecotinue doing it for some time.
'The needs of the trade are such and
he condition of the crop is so tender
hat the planter can practically control
lho situation until frost."
WHAT NEW ORLEANS SAYS.
A dtspatch from New Oricans says
he openinu ot the new season fieds the
*totton pla- tars in a position to dictate
the pries at which their cotton .hall
-ell. This is the consensus of opinion
;mong th-; lcaaing cotton men of that
"The planters have only to market
uheir cou'on slowly and jadieiously in
.rder to g.et at least-t Ttn cents a pound
for it," e~id W. P.- Ber.vn. the leader
of the buli aide in this market.
"PChe planters hold the key to the
~itua;;on," he replied, when asked
-rhetbor the new crop was in the hands
of the speculaters or the planters.
The interior is bare of cotton, stocks
at ports are unprecedentedly small,
there- is little or no cottoa alaat for
Liverpool atnd not likely to be for several
Aeeks. Liverpool is almost tare of
stocks and the visible supply has
reached the famirne stage.
"All of these facts strengthen the
hand of the ptlanters, to say norhing of
the lateness and bhortness of the crop
The Chinese situati.mi has improved,
so that it need no longer be feared."
Aahton Phelps, an acknowlcdged au
tfority, told the Commercial coires
pondent that he believed that the plant
rs would control the situation and
"There is a cotton famine," he said,
"The visible supply of American cot
ton on September 1. 1900J, will be, in
runtt figurtes, 6)0,00)0 bales.
"It is ten years since such a condi
tion of exhaustiain has been seen. On
Septmber 1. 1S90, the American visi
ble stood at 543,00J0 bales, but the an
nal consumption was not then more
han S,000.000 bales, whereas it is now
arger by something like 3.000,000.
The ptresent supply is, therefore, rela
tively mutch smaller.
"As to the invisible supplies, all the
.urrounding facts lead to the belief that
rhey are p actically it The een
,umptioa during 1S99-19)00 may be
ekoed at 1t).7Z0,000j bales, even with
the curtailment arising from the Chinese
"If a rduction of 750.000 he made
to allow for less favotranle conditions,
reoirements of 10),000,t000 for 19tJ0
19"1 tiu-t still be faced. In order to
e rea-toably safe, 61)0 000 bales should
ne a dd to the vist ble and 40)0,00)0 to
ih invh le~n supply.
It is thus~ fairly certain thatuhe world
needs an Am~nezican crop of 11 000,000
b to sati'sfy i:s nee-ds for the ensu
i'tg 12 - ,ths. 'le crop is an exceed
ircliy un-.ven one. In some etions
the oulook is realy good, while others
re confronted nicih a veritable disas
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Judze John H. Holt, D)emocratie
candidate for governor of West Vir
ginia. was in Washington last week
ani expressed the opinion that his
state wouid go Democratic at this elec
tio. A national, state and congres
sinal ticket comes before the peo
pl. Hie says the defeat of one
masthe defeat of all. Judge
He saiys that the Republican
poll of West Virginia showing a
large majority in their favor is all bosh
and was conected to bolster up the
weak kneed Republicans in the state.
In West Virginia, he says, imperialism
LIGHT AS UUK FOR AZSLES.
Experiments Show That Sunshine
WIll Alleviate the Severity
Recent experiments indicate that the
sun may be a potent remedial agent in
the case of persons attacked with
snallpox, scarlatina and measles. These
experiments were made by Dr. Finsen,
of Copenhagen, and Dr. Chatiniere, of
St. Nande, and so novel were they that
they have aroused a good deal of dis
cussion among the members of the
Aca:cmy of Medicine in Iaris,says the
Mw York llerald.
Dr.Chatiniere a short time ago treat
ed 12 children who had measles accord
ing to his new method, which is scien
tifically known as phototherapie. Red
light was the only cure which he used,
and this he made serviceable in the fol
lowing manner: On the windows of
the sick room he hung red curt ains and
on the tabie near each bed he placed a
lamp which gave forth a red light. He
acted thus because he felt satisfied
that the irritation of the skin in cases
of measles is due to the chemical rays
of the solar spectrum, or, in other
words, to the ultra violet rays, and not
to the so-called caloric or heat rays. If
this were not so how account for the
fact that the pustules and scars are es
pecially deep and marked on the face
and hands, which are the very parts of
the body that are most exposed to the
solar rays? The result showed that he
had not erred in arriving at this con
clusion. His little patients rapidly re
gained their health, and the virtue that
lies in red curtains and red lamps is
being extolled by many physicians.
Impressed, like Dr. Chatiniere, by
the fact that the influence of the solar
rays is especially manifested on the
face and hands of patients, Dr. Finsen
conceived the idea of subjecting per
sons suffering from smallpox to the in
fluence of ultra-violet rays, which
reached them after the light had been
filtered through thick red curtains.
The result was that the little vesicles
or bladders gradually disappeared and
the patients did not suti'er from the
customary fever and, furthermore,
were netpockmarked. Theultra-violet
rays, indeed, in the case of these pa
tients produced the same effect as the
red light in that of Dr. Chatiniere's,
the most no-table token of their efficacy
being the absence of fever and the rest
lessness and the gradual disappear
ane of the eruptions before coming to
maturity. It was also noticed that the
rays had a marked effect on the mala
dies in so far as they affected the bron
Dr. Finsen's method of cure has been
introduced Into France by Dr. Larat
and is being used not only in cases of
smallpox, but also in cases of certain
forms of skin diseases.
HOW TO DRESS WELL.
A Woman's Identity Should Not Be
Sacrificed to the Taste of
If a woman is afraid to decide about
her own style, let her get. an artist
to tell her what it is, and what she
can vt'ear to the best advantage, says
the Ledger Monthly.
flavinig ascertained her style and
the colors she should wear, then she
should never deviate from them. She
must strengthen herself to ignore
wonerful bargains in the wrong
styles and colors, and prepare herself
even to endure a certain amount of
nionotony in her wardrobe. But her
reward lies in being invariably well
dressed and in having an air never
to be acquired by sinking one's iden
tity in the nondescript taste of the
A business w"oman Is wise to select
some one standard color that best
suits her-say brown, or navy blue,
or gray-and then, having bought the
principal garments in this tone, to
buy all others In harmony with It.
It affords a woman a wonderful op
portunity to appear smartly dressed
on the least possible outlay. And it
is remarkable how many pretty varia
tions can be found to prevent any one
color scheme growing tiresome.
It Is a.' excellent plan to begin this
sim.ple msthod of good dressing when
girls are quite young. It cultivates
their taste to a very great degree and
enables them, as they grow up, to
dress well with but little thought or
What a wise precaution it would be
to give every girl her own pin-money,
however little, and teach her to be
self-reliant, for it is a, sad fact that it
is usually the woman who has the
least ability to dress wel) who thinks
most about her clotheCs, always strug
gling for e'feets, and doomed to fail
ure: while the woman or girl who un
derstands herself, her style, color and
the courageous art of selective shop
ping can get the largest returns for
her time and. trouble.
The consciousness of looking well
Is pretty sure to bring repose of milnd
and manner-an attitude In which a
woman is best calculated to meet the
social and business world at her best.
Served Him Right.
Ie carefully prepared the small gar
dea plot, while his wife, deeply inter
ested In his labor, stood watching him.
After he had put in the seeds and
smoothed over the bed, his wife took
his arm to accompany him to the house,
and en the way s-he asked:
"When will the seeds come up,
Laying his hand caressIngly on her
shoulders, the smart man sai:.
"I don't expect them to come up at
all, my dear."
"You don't:" she explained. "Then
why have y-ou gene to all that trouble ?"
With a smile that springs from su
perior knowledge he answered: "The
seeds won't came up, but the plants
and flowers will, by and by."
Yet he was wrong; for his neigh
bor's hens got Inte his garden, and the
seeds did come upe- pfliier'a Weekly.
The Washington correspondent of the
atlanta Journal says: "It is believed
hat in a few days G:over Cleveland
ill issue a statement declaring for
Bryan, and urging all his x:iends to vote
or thc Nebraskan. There is a persis
ent rumor to that effect. It has e'iused
panic among the Republicans. Some
~ime ago Clevoland and his old cabinet
ad a conference. The subject under
~onsideration was not given out. It
was evidently politics. Since then
[-Seretary Olney and Ex-Postmaster
)enerai Wilson have gone to Bryan.
[ looks like Cleveland will do like
sis. He cennot swallow imperialism."
That Vermont Stump.
The Washington correspoedent of the
Atlanta Journal says Senator Proctor,
>f Vermout, was one of the earliest cal
ers at the white house Thursday morn
ng. He had a conference with the presi
et and frankly-told him that the loss in
.he Republican vote in Vermont was due
o gold D'emocrats going back into the
egular Democratic fold. The same
~esult will be witnessed in the Maine
No time, do we say-for a helytul thought
To lighten the burdens of hearts that
No time for encouraging, cheering
That are healing balm to the hearts
No time, do we say--for a kindly act.
For the comfort and sunshnle of a
No time for the tenderness that is life,
As careless and heedless we pass along?
The tender words we neglect to speak
To the hungry hearts we so fondly love,
Yet the tenderest words go up to Cod
And each flower we give wii blossom
Still we grieve our own by hasty words
And acts that in vain we try to forget
Then beautiful things we say of our
And cover with flowers our vain re
Oh, pray, to the living give time each
In some way to gladden the lonely
By the touch of a hand, a smile, a word
'Tis the living who need our kindness
-Ruth Reid, in Detroit Free Press.
By Helen Frances Huntington.
kbrom the Hm,' .uurnal. New York. iteprinted by
A N INEXPLICABLE instinct had
guided Jimmy through forbidden
grounds direct to Ted's library door,
where he stood, cap in hand. a decently
clean, solemn-faced boy of 12, with a
little grizzly mop of a dog wriggling
apologetically at his heels.
"Ilis name's Tatters, an' he kin sit
up an' da.nce an' sing.' said Jimmy.
Whereupon Tatters "sat up" and
peered axtiously through the ragged
dun-colored fringe that veiled his
bright black eyes. For the rest he was
the most dejected, forlorn little crea
ture that ever begged his way through
s hard and thankless. world.
"What are you two doing here?"
Ted demanded, coldly.
"Please, sir, worr't you take 'im in?"
Jimmy entreated. "The Home's sendin'
me to Kansas an' the man what's hired
me won't take Tatters. You kin have
'im fer a dollar."
"But .1 don't want him," Ted an
swered, heartlessly; at which Tatters
dropped his smudgy paws limply and
turned to Jimmy, with a look of hope
less appeal which said, as plain. as hu
man speech could do: "Why is the
hand of every man turned against me?"
"le eats so little you'd never miss
It," Jimmy explained, persuasively,
"Tatters promised, mutely, to eat still
less if Ted would take him, and Ted's
heart wasn't proof against that last.
appeal. He patted the little towsled
head good-naturedly and assured him
that he should have abundant food and
a roof to shelter him as long as he
behaved in a fit and proper manner. I
have never owned a dog in my life, he
explained, deprecatingly, "but I'll take
Tatters and do the best I can for him."
The leave-taking consumed half a
minute. It was plain that the dog suf
fered most acutely; but he had been
made to understand that it was all
part of the inexplicable fate that had
branded him as a vagrant. When the
door closed behind Jimmy he ran about
from window to window, till he found
the one overlooking the avenue where
he sat very still, watching the lessen
ing figure of his late master until his
breath blurred the pane hopelessly;
then he whined softly until Ted be
thought himself of his promise and
carried him out to be bountifully fed
and groomed after the manner befit
ting his adoption..
Shorn of his long disguise-the grime
and soot of plebeian association-he
was a handsome dog with a s&ilver-grny
coat, a little black dust-brush of a tail,
a~ curly, shapely head, and the kindest
eyes ever set in a canine face, deep,
midnight black, shot with coppery
lights that gave him a look of human
intelligence. The longer Ted looked at
tat winning little face, the longer he
wanted to look; it was so wvise, so ten
der, so impressibly grave.
"Tatters," said Ted, put ting his hand
under the silky uplifted chin. "I'm go
ing to be very good to you always, and
'in return I want you to be very good to
ome one else. Come, let us go and see
her, and you'll know why."
She sat on a couch'-beside a sunn.y
window, her hands folded idly over an
open book, her eyes fixed unseemingly
on lu.minous space. Ted affected not
to notice the deathlike transparency
of the flower-like face; he proceeded
cheerfu!!y to introduce Tratters to his
new mistress, and Tlatters "sat up"
very prettily until he was lured by the
look in Nadine's eyes to move a step
closer and put his paws on her knees.
"What a dear little fellow," she said
languidly, taking his face between her
thin hands and looking down into his
dark, beautiful eyes. "I never thought
I should like a dog; but. this one looks
almost human. Is he really mine? Oh,
thank you. Ted." For the first time in
many weeks she smiled g'enuinely, and
Ttters pu/zled his brain sorely
about Nadirne's inactivity,. and atfter
patient endeavor to rouse her, he wer t
to 'red for an explanation. And it
seemed so human to tell this faithful.
lit tle friend what was wvearing out h~s
"The doctor gave her Iroublde a long,
hard name. T1atters." said he, "aud he
thinks ;tere's one chance in a hu n
dred that she mnay be cured; hut 1'
kow bet ter. Sh'n's very youingr barevy
22, buit sorrow has aged her more in a
single' hour t han a whole lifetime of
oy coulnd have donie. No. ste dos'
rightly belong to tus. lc ahe eanme to
uls longr ago when she was~ a little gil
and ther'e nte'ver was a time vwher' I
didn't love. hr. 'moret' thIiana a yore et'e
in the wide war0.~ -the was always
'very goad and sneect t mr and sucha
happy. bright; lint:e gir'i. ut3 ;~ me
Diot. lic was a fine feiown, too. Ut
not qluile good enoutgi: for' Naitre. ile
was very fond. of her, tac she was htop
pier' still tutil the other woman camte.
Such a wo man, TIatter : an auiu
as nn angel-yo u couldn't idae htim a
if yon could see her. Nadine ciln'
blame him., either, but. 'it 'oke herL
har;. They say people somtim es ut
live even that trouble. but' it in't tue
rot with a nature like iers. If youtt
could only help her to frt, jus fo
a little while. Tfatters, I'd :0 you os
koug as I live."
TJatters kept his ebar.p fat..hit~y
but it wvas vain to hop'e for .s:eees:
where human mnuayit had aed
'ed helpedi evade the- dret:Cd- el::::x
by reading all the nes:sot~acrs -arefully
befre Nadine saw ithem a cuard~
against her seeing mntio tof hi I.
turn, for wvhich she wva iebed nd u..i -
el. as a tiy::g man longs to b)e si :b
She put eff tile sonthw ci.a tiit Iy
by day, and nreattntm ewv~ neaker.
paler and- sadder; and-T'etan Tamr s.
went about watching her~ wit h tr..ou'
Wiinter cnue with a1 rush of icy air
ones n urryttG sou"tuwi. rd
climes. The others could not, well be
spared from the busy round r,f socia
life, so Ted went, with his mother and
Nadine. The world h shrouc:ed in
white vestments tthrough which the
train plowed a Irrow track bearing
them farther and :arther from their ae
customed scenes. Tatters sat in Na
dine's window looking wistfully out. of
the window at the flying panorama of
skeleton trees and hedges till the traiu
stopped at a wayside station. Ted took
him out for a little walk, and he
scudded. along the narrow path sniiling
the frost v air delightedly, and present
ly disappeared uider the car v.heeis,
be caught up by someone on the op
Ted: heard a man's coaxing voices:
"Hello, my beauty! Look, Tess, ia't
that a perfect little beauty?" The a
swer was a delightedi little feminine
exclamat.ion, then a lady steppcd: out
of the coach and confronted him, fol
lowed by Dion, who 'coked very wan
and weary beside that rad.iant vision.
Ted looked into her face and forgot
everything but the thought. that, Na
dine munt, not see them. He got pos
session of Tatters and walked the
length of the train and back before he
dared to confront Nadine, and! he train
pulledoff witha few preliminary shucks
when he swung aboardi the amoking
car. He sat staring dully before him,
until he was recalled to a realization of
things tangible by a keen sense of nu
There was a shriek of escaping steam.
a sickening crunch of wheels, an explo
sive crash, then he was seized by some
blind force and flung down amid the
debris of a wreck. Tatter's doleful lit
tle whine recalled Ted's scattered
senses. He woke to find himself lying
in a poor little roadsidle hut, where
they had carried the deadJand wound
ed. Dion's wife lay not an arm's
length from his couch, and besidehim
sat Nadine unhurt.
. "It is not fatal?" Dion asked in a
The doctor moved away very softly,
but the dyiug woman read the bitter
truth in his eyes, and' shivered with
"Dying:" she cried, incredulously.
"Oh, no. It simply isn't possible! it
can't be; why should I be chosen when
so many others don't- care to live! Oh,
no. not I; life is far too sweet to die!"
Tatters whined and, h"ust his nose
close to Ted's face, and he opci:ed his
eyes and smiled understandingly, then
the clear, tuneful voice broke the
deathly silence again. "Dion, if it
should be true! I am afraid to die with
an unconfessed lie on my soul. It was
all my fault that she left you. I want
ed you to believe Nadine unfaithful.
You'll forgive me, Dion, won't you. It
was because I loved you so-and she
couldn't have cared one hundredth part
.as much as I do. You loved her, didn't
you, Dion? Yes, I knew, but I tried to
-forget. If I should die you will marry
her. Dion, I love you so that 1 wish
only for your happiness.
"But I will not die, Dion, 1 will not!"
:the young voice trailed oft in half a sob,
then woke again very faint and tremu
lous, like the echo of distant music.
"How d.rk it hvas grown!" it mur
iured. "Have they left us alone at
last, Dion? Come closer, I cannot see
There was no more sound or motion
from the darkened pallet; the long
lashes fluttered down and lay like rays
*of darkness on driven snow, and the
childish lips parted in a faint, sweet
smile upon which death had set his
holy seal as if God had, forgiven her
IRoses everywvhere! Stately bride
roses under a fringed canopy of maiden
hir fer-n, long-stemmed beauties.
queens of hearts in such lavish con
fusion that Tatters wasobligedito walk
very circumspectly through the maze
of blossoming stutt to the window
where Ted stood with folded, hands.
breast high, to a rose bower-.
There were white-rose petals on the
sidewalk leading to lie front entry and
three. little urchins were chattering de
lightedly over their trophies of an easy
Tatters found a little bare space on
the window~ and looked out too, but
failed to discover anything of signal
importance. So he frisked about until
Ted roused himself and took the fluffy
little head between his palms anc
smiled with the pathetic cheerfulness
of complete renunciation.
"All the fuss and flurry' is over at last.
atters," he said. "and nowv we've go9
to take life in hand and make some
thing out of it. We shall be very happy.
too-not quinte as happy as Nadine arnd
Dion. perhaps: s till you have mec and l
have my work. Nadine? Well, Tatters.
she (:oesn't need either of us now."
Is Uderstood a a Purely Voluntary
Contract Duriag Active
Parole, it must be understood, Is
a purely voluntary compact. The cap
tr is not obliged to offer to parole
his prisoner-the prisoner hs not
obliged, and cannot be compelled, to
give hIs parole.
If he does so, he will probably be
released on pledging his word not to
serve during the existing war. If he
refuses he will remain captive until
the war is over or until he can make
The usual parole pledge extends
only to active service against the en
emy. A prisoner released on parole
is not breaking his contract if he
drills recruits, quell.a civil commo
tions or fights other enemies.
A soldier taken prisoner has no au
thority to pledge himself never to
serve against a particular enemy. He
cannot throw off thuB lightly the duty
he owes his sovereign or country, and
If he make any pledge it, must be con
fined to a limited time.
Moreover, if a prisoner should make
a pledge not approved by his own gov
ernment., he is bound to return and
surrender himself to the enemy.
In the British army a soldier can
only give his parole through a com
missioned offieer. Even a noncommis
sioned officer or an officer of inferior
rank cannot give parol. for himself
or for his mhea withiouT permission
from his commaadaxg officer.
The U'nited State. authorities, by
the way, give greater liberty to parole
than Is the case wits .the British army.
A captured prisoner who has vio
lated his parole may be punished with
Extinct Gia.nta of Guam.
Were there giants in the old days In
ur latest possesalon, Guam? The
resent races are MelanesIan and Ma
lay, wIth occasiona1 Negritos. But
these men could never have built the
massive forts that dot the Isles-forts
as massive as those of Yucatan. The
walls range in height from eight feet
to forty. Ia one w~ela corner stone t en
feet by two ad one-half by six was
foundi so feet abov' the ground'. Kow
did the natives, -'wb have left no trace
of skill beyond ?. at*one ax or two and'
n' iom spearhed, 1-ear those mighty
A GREAT SPEECH.
The Hcpas and Amrbitions of the
WHAT BRYAN SAYS ABOU TIT.
The Secret Ballot the Working
Man's Protection and
Power. H w He Ought
to Use It.
W. J Bryan's Labor Day speech at
Chicago is attracting a great deal of
attention. There were a number of
truthful declarations in it that were
"from the shoulder," as the sport would
put it, and which are now being re
quoted throughout the country.
He points out, in striking manner,
why the laboring man demands consid
eration. "The first thing to be consid
ered is the laboring man's ambitions;
what are his aims and his purposes,
for what is he striving? The animal
needs only food and shelter because
he has nothing but a body to care for;
but man's wants are more numerous.
The animal complains when it is hun
gry and is contented when its hunger
is appeased, but man. m (e in the im
age of his Creator, is a three fold be
ing and must develop the head and the -
hcart as well as the body. He is not
satisfied with mere physical existence;
n. ither will he be content unless all
a eLu-s of adva'ncem.nt are open to
him. His possibi.ities must be as un
imited as his aspirations."
With "Why should the man who eats
at a well supplied table foreet the man
whose toil furnishes the food?" as a
teat, be points out what labor organ
ization has aecmrlishcd for the public
good and for the laborer. Among those
accomplishments he recites: "'he la
bor organization has be"-n a consistent
and persistent advocate of the doctrine
of arbitration; although it is difficult to
see why the burden of this reform
should be thrown upon the laboring
man. Surely the employer, if he would
take a ci.mprehensive view of his own
intcrestt, wouid be as much benefited
by arbitratiou as the empleye, and be
cause every prolonged content between
labor and capital brings interruption
to business and pecuniary loss to those
who are in no way respon'ible for the
disagreement, society in genera' is
even more interested than employers
or employes. Tbe desire for justice is
so univcreal that the public can be de
pended upon to support the finding of
an impartial board of arbitration as
certainly as it can support the suo
cessful contestant in a lawsuit. The
court of arbitration is one of the cer
tainties of the future, and when it is
s' cured and perfected, we shall wonder
why its coming was dclayed solong."
Principal among the aeh:evements of
labh-r cr scizntiou, be designates and
stresses this: "The labor organization
has been foremost in advecating the
reforms which have already been secar
ed. Several years ago the secret ballot
was demanded by the wade earners for
their own protection Tiuat ballot has
bcn obtained, and through its copera
ins thee who toil for individuals or
crporationzs are able to protect their
political rights and to use the ballot ac
cording to their own judginents. This
is a long step in advauce "
He discusse~s the hurt of the black
list; the unlawful resort to i, junction;
ae endorses labor's planning to direct
legislation; points out why labor must
fear trusts; and compliments labor on
its stand against a large standing ar
m. He saia: "Without a large percen
tage of the laborin~g v.o:e, no party can
win an election in the Uaited States.
The men, who work fojr wages can, by
throwing their votts on the one side
or the other, determine the pality of
t his count~ry. They need not mach in
narades; they need not adorn them
elvs with the iosignia of any party,
but on election day their silent ballots
can shape the destiny of this nation,
and either bring the governument back
to its ancient landmark or turn it into
the pathway followed by empires of the
ETIQUETTE OF THE DANCE.
A Few Things That Should Be Known
by Every Devotee of Terp
The etiquette of the ballroom or the
private d'ancing party ought to be fa
miliar to all who attend such diver
sions, but, if so, its observance is far
from universal. A few general rules
should always be borne in mind, says
the Chicago Chronicle.
When a man is presented to a young
woman at a dance he usually says al
most at once: "May I have the pleas
ure of this dance?" After dancing and
walking about the rooms two or three
times the young man may take the girl
back to her chaperon and plead anoth
er engagement, or, better, she suggests
that he take her to a place near her
mother or chaperon. The lady is the
one to first Intimate her desire to stop
If a man holds a girl too tightly she
should drop her hand from his shoul
der so as to bring it between her part
ner and herself. If he does not take
the hint let her stop dancing at once
under some pretext so evident that he
may realize her displeasure or disap
A chaperon should not be lacking in
personal dignity; nor should she dance
while her charge is unprovided with a
partner. A girl should be attentive to
her mother or her chaperon, presenting
her friends to her and occasionafly
stopping to say a few words.
Both young men and maidens should
be careful to remember that their dan
cing engagements must be kept. A girl
must not refuse to dance with one man
under some pretext and then dance
with another; neither should she dance
with the same man more than two or
A young man invited to a house
should dance as early as possible with
the daughter of his hostess and pay
them every possible attention.
Illinois is Democratic.
The Chicago Daily News says: "lIlili
nois is for Bryan and Alsebuler, ac
cording to a poll of the state which the -
Democrats have nirde, from which See
retry Nelson, of the Democratic state
committee says that practically com
plete returns have jutst been received.
Contrary to general expzectations, Al
schulr is said to have run only about
ven with Bryan save his own county
of Kae, where the poll showed that
e is exceedingly popular. This fail
ure of Alschuler to run far ahead of
Bryan is thought to be due to the fact
hat no poll was taken in Cook county
n it is right here in Chicago that Al
chuer's chief strength is suppased to
ie, the bulk of the Jewish vote, which
s considered solid for Alsohuler, being
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