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EVENING SF1 XDOWS.!
Ta'mag's Ccmtor irg Words to
Those in Declarirg Years.
ETERNAL RESTING PLACE.
Helpfu! Tnoughts Suggested
by the invitation to Ab'ds
Overnight In an Orien
tal Village.
In this sermon Dr. Talmage dis
ceurses upon the invitation given to
Christ to stay overnight in the oriental
village and makes some consolatory
suggestions. The text is Luke xxiv,
29, "Abide with us, for it is toward
evening."
Two villagers, having cncluded
their errand in Jerusalctil, have started
out at the ,ity gate and are on their
way to Emmaus, the place of their resi
dence. They go with a sad heart.
Jesus, who had been their admiration
and their joy, had been basely nassa
ored and entombed. As with sad face
and broken heart they pass on their
way a stranger accosts them. They
tell him their anxieties and bitterness
of soul. He in turn talks to them,
mightily expounding the Scriptures
He throws over them the fascination of
intelligent conversation. They forget
the time and notice not the objects
they pass and before they are aware
hare coine up in front of their house.
They pause before the entrance and
attempt to persuade the stranger to
tarry with them. They press upon him
their hospitalities. Night is coming
on, and he may meet a prowling wild
beast or be obliged to lie unsheltered
from the dew. He cannot go much
farther now. Why not stop there and
continue their pleasant conversation?
They take him by the arm, and they
insist upon his coning in, addressing
him in the words "Abide with us, for
it is toward evening." The lamps are
lighted, the table is spread, pleasant
iocialities are enkindled. They re
joice in the presence of the stranger
guest. He a:ks a blessing upon the
bread they eat, and he hands a piece of
it to each. Suddenly and with over
whelmine power the thought flashes
upon the astounded people-it is the
Lord! And as they sit in breathless
wonder, looking upon the resurrected
body of Jesus, he vanished. The in
terview ended. He was gone.
With many of us it is a bright, sun
shiny day of prosperity. There is not
a cloud in the sky. not a leaf rustling
in the forest. No chill in the air. But
we cannot expect all this to last. He
is not an intelligent man who expects
perpetual daylight of joy. The sun
will after awhile near the horizon. The
shadows will lengthen. While I speak
many of us stand in the very hour de
scribed in the text, ' For it is toward
evening." The -,quest of the text is
appropriate for ,me in every com
munity. For with them it is toward
the evening of old age. They have
passed the meridian of life. They are
sometimes startled to think how old
they are. They do not, however, like
others to remark upon it. If others
suggest their approximation toward
venerable appearance, they say, "Why,
I'm not so old after all." They do in
deed notice that they cannot quite as
much as once. They cannot walk quite
so fast. They cannot read quiie so
well without spectacles. They cannot
so easily recover from a ecugh or any
occasioneal ailment. They have lost
their taste for merriment. They are
surprised at the quick passag of the
year. They say that it only seems but
a little while ago that they were boys.
They are going a little down hili.
There is something in their health,
something in their vision, something in
their walk, something in their char'g
ing associations, something above,
something beneath, something within
to remind them that it is toward even
ing.
The great want of all such is to have
Jesus abide with them. It is a dismal
thing to be getting old without the re
juvenating influence of religion. When
we step on the down grade of life and
see that it dips to the verge of the cole
river, we want to behold some one near
who will help us across it. Whe n the
sight loses its power to glance and
gather up, we need the faith that can
illumine. When we feel the failure of
the ear, we need the clear tones of that
voice which in olden times broke up
the silence of the deaf with cadences
of mercy. When the axmen of death
hew down whole fIorests of strength and
beauty arournd us and we are left in
solitude, we need the dove divine mercy
to sing in cur branchts. Whben the
shadows begin to fall and we feel that
the day is far spent, we need most of
:lli to supplicate the beneficient Jesus
in the prayer of the villagers, "A bide
with us, for it is toward evening."
When the night of the soul came e-n
and all the denizens of darkness came
riding upon the winds of perditio, who
gave strength to the soul? Who gave
almness to the heart? Who broke the
spell of infernal enchantment? Hie
who heard the request of the villagers,
"Abide with us, for it is toward even
ing." One of the forts of Frar ce was
attacked and the outworks were taken
before night. The besieging army lay
down, thinking there was but iittle to
do in the morning and that the soldiery
in the fort could be easily made to sur
render. But during the night. through
a back stairs, they escaped into the
country. In the morning the besieg
ing army sprang upon the battlements.
but found that their prey was gone.
So when we are assaulted by tempta
tion, there is always some secret stair
by which we might get off. God will
not allow us to be tempted above what
we are able, but with every temptation
will bring a way of escape that we may
be able to bear it.
The prayer of the text is appropriate
for all who are anticipating sorrrow.
Te greatest folly ever known on the
earth is the tendency to borrow treu
ble. But there are times when ap
proaching sorrow is so evident that we
need to be making special preparations
for its coming. One of your children
has lately become a favorite. The cry
of that child strikes deeper into the
heart than the cry of all the others.
You think more about it. You give
it m.ore attention rot because it is any
more of a treasure than the others, bnt
because it is becoming frail. I here is
something in the cheek, in the eye
and in the walk that makes you quite
sure that the leaves of the fower are
going to be scattered. The utmost
nursing and medical attention arc in
effectual. The pulse becomes feeble,
the complexion lighter, the step lighter,
the step weaker, the laugh fainter.
No more romping for that one through
parlor and hail. The nursery is dark
ened by an approaching calamnity.
The heart feels with mot rnfutl anticipa
tion that the sun is going down. Night
sped on. t is toard evning.
You have long rejoiced in the care
oF a uother. Feu h,-ve done every
thing to make her last days happy.
Vo hive run with quick feet to wait
non her every wan:. Her presence
;as been a perpetual blessing in the
h ouehold. But the fruit gatherers
are looking wistfully at that tree.
Her soul is ripe for heaven. The gates
are ready to flash open for her entrance.
Bat your soul shrinks at the thought
of se aration. You caunot bare to
think that soon you will be called to
take the last look at that face which
from the first hour has locked upon
you with afiection unchangeable. But
you see that life is ebbiog and the
grave will soon bide yru from your
sight. You 'it quiet. Y. u feel heavy
hearted. The light is fading from the
sky, the air is chill. It is towaid eve
'froubie is an apothecary that mixes a
great many drafts, bitter and sour and
nauseous, and you umust drink some
one of them. Trouble puts up a great
many packs, and you must carry one
uf them. There is ro scandal so thick
and well adjut but some thorn will
strike through it. There is no sound
so sweet but the undertaker's serew
driver grates thrsugh it. in this
swift shuttle of the heart some of the
threads must break. The journey from
Jerusa.lem to Em.aus will soon be
ended. 01r Bible, our common
sense. our obseiration, reiterate in
tines that we can.?ot mistake and
ought 1:ot to disregard. it is toward
evening
Oh, then, for Jesus to abide with u:'
lie sweetens the cup. He extracts
the thorn. He wipes the tear. He
bushes the tempest. He soothes the
soul that flies to him for shelter. Let
the night swoop and the Euroelydon
toss the seas. L :t the thunders roll.
Soon all will be well. Christ in the
ship to soothe his friends. Christ on
the sea to stop its tumult. Jhrist in
the grave to scatter the darkness.
Christ in the heavens to lead the way.
Blessedall such. His arms hill enclose
them, his grace comfort them, his
light cheer them, his sacrifice free
them, his glory enchant them. If
earthly estate take wings, he will be
an incorruptible treasare. If friends
die, he will be their resurrection.
Standing with us in the morning of
cur joy and in the noonda of our
prosperity, he will not forsake us when
the luster has faded and it is toward
evenng.
The words of the text are pertinent
to us all from the fact that we are near
ing the evening of death. I have
heard it said that we ought to live as
though each moment was to be our
last. I do n-t believe that theory.
As far as preparation is concerned, we
ought always to be ready. But we
cannot always be thinking of death, for
we have duties in life that demand our
attention. When a man is selling
goods, it is his business to think of the
bargain he is making. When a man
is pleading in the courts, it is his duty
to think of the interests of his clients.
When a clerk is adding up accounts, it
is his duty to keep his mind upon his
figures. He who fifls up his life with
thoughts of death is far from being
the highest style of Christian. I knew
a man who used often to say at night,
"I wish I might die b-fore morning!'
He is now an infidel. Bit there are
iimes when we can and ought to give
ourselves to the contemplation of that
solemn moment when to the soul time
ends and eternity begins. We must
go through that one pass. There is no
roundabout way, no by path, no circui
tous route. Die we must, and it will
be to us a shameful occuranco or a
time of admirable behavior. Oar
friends may stretch out their hands to
keep us oack, but no imploration on
their part can hinder us. They might
offer l ar&e retain >rs, but death would
not accepL the fee. The breath will
fail, and the eyes wilil close, and the
heart will d'op. You may hang the
couch with gorgeous tapestry, but
what does death care for bed curtains?
You may hang the room with the finest
works of art, but what does death care
for pictures? You may fill the house
with the wailings of a widowhood and
orphanage-does death mind weeping?
This ought not to be a depressing
theme. Who wants to live here for
ever? The world has always treated
ire well, and every day I feel less and
less like scolding and complaining, but
yet I wiould not want to make this my
eternal residence. I love to watch the
clouds and bathe my soul in the blue
sea of Leaven, but I expct when the
firmament is rolled away as a scroll to
see a new heaven, graaider, higher and
mcre glorious. You ought to be will
ing to exchange your body that has
headaches and side aches and weak
nesses ianumerable, that limps with
the stone bruise or festcrs with the
thorn or flames on the funeral pyre of
fevers, for an incorruptible body and
an eye that blinks not before the jasper
gates and the great white throne. But
tretween that and this there is an hour
about which no man should be reckless
or foolhardy. I doubt not your cour
age, but I tell ycu that you will want
something better than a strong arm, a
good aim and a trusty sword when you
come to your last battle. You will need
a better robe than any you have in y our
wardrobe to keep you warm in that
place.
Circumstances do not make so much
difference, It may be bright day when
you push off from the plante or it may
be dark Light and while the owl is hoot
ing from the forest, it may be spring,
and y our soul may go out among the blos
soms, apple orchards swuinging their cen
sers in the way. It may be winter and
the ( arth in a snow shroud. it may be
autumn and the forests set on fire by
the retreating year; dead nature laid
cut in state. It may be with your wife's
hand in your hand or you may he in a
strange hotel with a servant faithful to
the last. It may be in the rail train,
shot off the switch and tumbling in long
reverberation down the embankment
rash! crash! I know not the time ; I
know not the mode, but the days cf our
life are being subtracted away, and we
shall come down to the time when we
have but ten days left, then nine days,
then eight days, then seven days, six
days, five days, four days, three days:
two days, one day. Then hours, three
hours, t wo hours, one hour. Then only
minuates left, five minutes, four minutes,
three minutes t wo minutes, one minute.
Then only sto~nds left, four seconds,
three seconds, two seconds, one second.
n!Techapter of life ended! The
ok 'ed!The pulses at rest! The
ftet it rough with the journey ! Th2
hands d osed from all wo.r k. No word
on the lips. No breath in the nostrils.
Hair combed back to lie undisheveled
by any human hands. The muscles
still. The nerves still. The lungs still.
The tongue 5till. All still. Y ou might
put the stethoscope to breast and hear
,o sound. You might p-it a speaking
trumpet to the ear, but you could not
wake the deafness. No motion. No
throb. No life. Still! Still:
On carth with many of you the cven
'g is the happiest part of the 24 hours.
You ather about the stand. You talk
and laugh and sing. You recount the
have games and repartees. Amid all
the teil cf the day that is the goal for
which yoia fun, and a you tako out
your watch cr lo th dc-yen-eing
sun yeu thrill i--t t e thofl" thit it
is toward evening. So death comes to
the disciple ! Wht if the sun of life
is about to set ? .Jesus is the dayspring
from on high; the per'e usl morning of
every ransorged spirit. What if the
darkness comes? .Jesus is the light of
the world and of heaven. What though
tt is earthly house does crumble?
Jesus has prepared a house of ma.y
mansions. Jesus is the anchor that
always holds. Jesus is the light that
is never eclipsed. Jesus is the foun
tain that is never exhausted. Jesus is
the evening star, hung up amid the
glonm of the gathering night.
You are almost through with the
abuse and backbiting of enemies. They
will call you no more by evil names.
Your good deeds will not longer be
misinterpreted or your honor filched.
The troubles of earth will end in the
felicities of heaven! Toward evening!
The bereavements of earth will soon be
lifted ! You will not much longer stand
pouring your grief in the tomb like
Rachel weepi.ng for her children cr
David meurning for Absalom. Broken
heart bound up. Wounds healed. Tears
wiped away. Sorrows terminated. No
more sounding of the dead march! To.
ward evening. Death will come, sweet
as slumber to the eyelids of the babe,
as full rations to a straying soldier, as
evening hour to the exhausted work
man. The sky will take on its sunset
glow, every cloud a fire psalm, every
lake a glassy mirror; the forests
transfigured; delicate mists climbing
the a'r. Your friends will announce
it; your pulses will beat it; your jars
will ring it; your lips will whisper it:
'Toward evening."
OF INIEREST TO FARMEES.
The Condition of the Crops in the
Cotton Belt.
Secion Director Blythe, at New Or
leans, gives the following summary of
the weather and crop conditions in the
cotton belt during the past week:
The moan temperature for the week
was again markedly above the normal
at all stations in the cotton belt, the
excess ranging from 4 dogrees at New
Orleans and Corpus Christi to 12 de
crees at Nashville. During the last two
days, however, the temperature in
Texas was below normal, except near
the coast line, and the cool wave is
rapidly spreading south and east.
No rain fell in Texas until during the
last two days of the week, when light
showers occurred at a few scattered
stations. L uisiana. Arkansas, Missis
sippi and west Tennessee were also
practically without precipitation until
Friday, after which pl utiful showers
occurred. O-er that portion of the cot
ton belt east of the States named above
showers were reported at scattered
places throughout the Neck, and dur
ing the last two days were quite gen
eral.
Louisiana-Weather conditions high
ly favorable for har, esting lice, pickir g
cotton and ripening cane; showers Fii
day and Saturday beneticial to cane
and v geta1,lcs and improved condition
of ground for all plowing and seeding.
Cotton picking well advanced and in
some loca'itiss mere than h alf gathered;
yield light and generally no top crop in
makiin. A few mills have started, but
sugarmaking will nt become general
before the last decade of October; cane
promises a large tonnage; some fall
planting being done. Rice threshing
is progressing rapidly and turning out
satisfactorily, but a large portion of
the crop is yet in the fields in shock or
stack, and a considerable acreage has
not yet been cut.
Texas-R ainless week over nearly the
whole of the State, favorable for gath.
ring crops, cotton picking insbed,
pickers scarce, early cotton all open,
picking Iaf completed in places, on
land crop very sp..tted and almost a
failure in some lecalities, good in
others, yield as a whole considerably
below the average; rice harvesting
progressing, yield good; corn gathering
continues, yield below average; wheat
sowing commernced; sugar cane matur
ing, crop good in ptaces; fall truck gar
dening i~rogressing along the coast.
Oklahoma Tcriitory-Cottone picking
progressed rapidly under favorab~e
conditions, with yields running from
one third to one-half bale per acre';
much damage done by recent rains, but
rop still in fair condition; picking
abut half done, but delayeu by scar
city of pickers.
Arkansas-Light rain general on 6th
and 7th; cotton picking progressed rap
idly and under favorable conditions;
most all will be picked within frvm 20
'to 30 days, general outlook for little
over half crop.
IMississippi-Cotton continues to open
and is being picked rapidly, half of the
crop gathered in marny places, yield
grows lighter as the season advances,
showers checked opening and retarde d
picking slightly last of week; peas, po
tatoes and turnips improved by rains;
corn generally a small crop.
Alabama-Warm and wet week, rain
fal excessive in some eastern aod
southern counties, retarding picking of
cotton, which will practically all be
gathered in the next two weeks, with
very light yield; considerable corn
housed; all minor crops satisfactory;
fall plowing being pushed, with indi
cations of a large acreage being de
voted to wheat and oats.
Georgia-Cotton picking progressed
favorably in most northern counties,
but was retarded and the staple some
what injured in portions <f middle and
southern sections by too much rain;
where not damaged by recent rains the
quality of the staple is good.
Florida--Copious rains greuly im
proved cane, sweet potatoes and vege
tables, but delayed wer'k and did some
damage to cotton, the hulk of which
will be picked by the 15th, the top crop
will be light ; citrus trees and pineap
ples are doing well.
South Carolina -Continued warm,
with light rains in eastern and western
and heavy in central portions; cotton
picking interrupted, bolls opening slow
l, but little left in the fields, ne v
growth started, blooming freely in
places, but unlikely to ripen: sea island
improved recently ; fine crop of June rice
being harvested.
North Carolina-Ligh t rains from 1st
to 5th, but insufficient in amount, fol
lowed by fair, very warm weather; fall
plowing still backward, but prepara
tions are under way for large crop of
winter wheat; picking cotton delayed
firt week, but pushed towards the
close, will be complkted within two
weeks; no top crop.
Ten nessee-Warm, dry weather fol
lowed last of week by good rains in
middle and western division: cotton in
bottoms opening slowly, pick-ng in full
progress, arnd the crop, wbich is goner
ally short, is being gathered rapidly:
preparations for wheat seeding progres
sing well and considerable areas already
planted; much corn cut for forage;
HELP COLUMBIA.
A Plain Statement to the Peaple
of The State
FROM COLUMBIANS
Abr u a Constitutional Amend
ment to b3 Voted on that
Means Much to Some
Cities.
The following is the text of a com
munication adopted recently by the
city council of Columbia and sent out
to the newspapers of the State with
the request that it be published. It is
a matter oi the greatest importance to
the people of Co'umbia and several
other citiesin the State:
City Council Chamber,
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 9, 19O0.
Dear Sir: The constitutional con
vention of 1895 was composed of as
representative a body of men as ever
assembled in the State capitol. ';rains,
progress and profund deliberation
marked the consideration of each sub
ject as it arose. The debates arising
upon the various provisions adopted by
that august body will go down in his
tory replete with wisdom and fore
thought. To none of the provisions of
the constitution then adopted can more
just endorsement be given than to the
proposed amendment of section 7 of
Article VIII qualifying the limitation
as to municipal banded indebtedness as
contained in section 5 of Article IV,
thereof. To many of the people of the
State this proposed amendment is nov
el, and so it is here inserted for the
purpose of informing the public gener
erally, and of encouraging (particular
ly on the part of the members of the
general assembly) a discussion of its
merits in the county papers throughout
South Carolina, to the end that it can
be intelligently voted upon in the en
suing general election.
The proposed amendment is as fol
low : Add to the end of section 7, Ar
ticle VIII this proviso: "Provided that
the limitation imposed by this section
and section 5, Article IV, of this con
stitution shall not apply to bonded in
debtedness incurred by the cities of
Columbia, Rock Hill, Charleston and
F.orence, where the proceeds of said
bonds are applied solely for the pur
chase, establishment, maintenance or
increase of water-works plants, sewer
age systems, gas and electric-light
plants (where the entire revenue aris
ing from the operation of such plants
or systems shall be devoted solely and
exclusively to the maintenance and op
eration of the same, and where the
question of incurring such indcb'edness
is submitt d to the freeholders and
qiahfied voters of such municipality,
as provided in the constitution upon
the question of other bounded indebted
ness."
This proposed amendment to the
constitution is of vital importance to
the city of Columbia whose population
comes from almost every county in the
S:ate. Growing with a rapidity that i.,
without a parallel in the statistics of
this State, her teeming streets and
busy martf are the wonder and admi
ration of all. The State at large shares
with her citizens in the pride engender
ed by the growth and promise of the
capital of South Carolina. There are
tut two things vitally essential to the
encouragement and foste ring of this
wonder ful growth-a sewerage system
and a waterworks plant which togeth
er, it is estimated, will cost our manici
pality a half million of dollars.
To raise that sum, so necessary to
the well being of all the people, we
must appeal to the intelligent voters of
this entire State to vote solidly for this
proposed amendment, for the reason
that Colun.-bia is already enoumbered
with a debt far in excess of the consti
tution debt-limit. Hence upon fail
ure to carry the proposed amendment
at the polls, our only recourse to pre
serve and foster the magnificent on
ward march of our city will be to place
these systems in the hands of private
parties, and taat course is condemned
by <very economic authority, based
upon the closest study of results.
If the people of the State drive us to
this alternative, we must accept it
even at the risk of its becomirg dis
astrous to our well-being and advance
ment; for Columbia cannot keep pace
with her growth and the increased
density of her population, so as to
properly guard her health and comfort.
without the buildiing and development
of these systems at an early day. She
feels the need of them every hour. Her
waste places, silent reminders that she
was made to expiate the alleged sin of
secession, a:e fast filling up with hand
some buildings which are bd ng erected
by the people from the different sections
of our State-people who are coming
into our midst in recognition o-f the fact
that the united patriotism f the good
people of South Carolina will provide
the means for this municip~ality to work
out in its own way its aspiration to be
come the pride, as well as the capital,
of the State.
That end, so devoutly to be wished
for, can be accomplished if your pa
per, and the cther papers of the State,
will edit orially advocate this measure.
Remember that not only does the legis
lature meet here annually, but that the
hospital for the insane is here, besided
the State penitentiary, as well as other
State institutions, all of which will be
directly benefited by these proposed
impro vements.
We are sending this circular letter to
each of the papers in the State with
the earaestly expressed hope that it
will be published and commented on by
all of the advocates and supporters of
progress throughout the common
wealth. Wry respectfully,
F. S. E trle, Mayor.
T1. H. G-ibbes,
Chas. U. Stanley.
Can't Fool Hanna.
Senator Pettigrew, of South Dako
ta, Wednesday issued a public challenge
to Senator Hanna for a joint debate in
South Dakota or elsewhere on tbc sub
jct of trusts, armor plate contracts,
and the government policy in Porto
Rico, Cuba, and Philippines. Hanina
says he will pay no attention to the
challenge.
Cotton Growers Active
President Wilborn, who has been
traveling the State in the in the inter
est of the cott02 Growers' Association
says the movement is being enthusias
tically supported. The convention to
mneet in Columbia durIng the State fair
will be largely atteneed.
Wild geese in great fiacks are firing
southward. Th~e knowing ones say
Otober migration is an invariable sign
SLAVERY IN SULU
Exists In Fact, Endorsed By ^tig, But
Not By McKinley.
Actirg Secretary Meike'j he of the
war derparuent has sent the following
letter to Hon. W. J. Bryan:
Oct. 6, 1900.
'Dar Sir: Tn the press r( ports yes
terday of your address at Tipton Ind.,
in which yon referred to the overthrow
of humar ,lavcry in the United States
resuiting : ramu the success of the armies
of the Uniou, 3 on are also reported as
saying in that connection:
"We fought then for the adoption
of a constitutional amendment that
provided that no man could own a
slave, and yet before the Philippine
war is ended we have the Sulu treaty,
which recogtizes slavery."
"Pertit me to invite~ycur attention
to the following extract from the letter
of the secretary of war to Maj Gen
Otis, commanding the United States
forces in the Philirpice islands, under
date of Oct. 27, 1899:
"The president instructs me to ad
vise you that the agreement signed
Aug 20, 1899, between Brig. Gen.
.John C. Baie, representing the
United States of the one part, the sul
tan of Jolo, the Dato Rajah Muda, the
Dato Attiek, the Dato Calbi and the
Dato Joaknain of the other part, is
confirmed and approved, subject to the
action of congress provided for in that
clause of the treaty of peace between
the United States and Spain which
provides "the cinl rights and the polit
ical status of the native inhabitants of
the territory hereby ceded to the
United States shall be determined by
congress" and with the understanding
and reservation, which should be dis
tinctly communicated to the eultan of
Jolo, that this agreement is not to be
deemed in any way to authorize or give
the consent of the Unit e' States to the
existence of slavery in the Sulu arch
ipelago, a thing which is made impossi
ble by the thirteenth amendment to
constitution of the United States.
"It is probably unnecessary to call
your attention to the fact that in the
absence of the approval of the president
it is impossible for us to have the
Sulu treaty' or any other treaty.
"Very respectfully,
"G. D. Meikeljohn.
"Hon. W. J. Bryan, Peoria, Ills."
ERTAN REPLT.
W. J. Bryan took cognizance of the
letter sent to him by Assistant Secre
tary of War Meikeljohn and prepared
a reply to it. The reply says:
"I am in receipt of your favor of the
6th in regard to the signing of the
treaty. It is true that the president,
two months after the signing of the
treaty, sent to Gen. Otis the instruc
tions which you quote. You will note
that the treaty, or agreement, as the
president describes it, was confirmed
and approve1 subject to the action of
congress and the only exception that
he made was that in regard to article
10 relating to slavery. You can but
know, however, that since the president
sent thcs: instructions, the Republican
party. with the approval of the admin
istration, has adopted the thfo-y that
the eons;itution does not follow the fig,
and, therefore, the Thirteenth amend
ment does not interfere with slavery in
the Su!u archipelago.
"[he Puero Rican law asstrts the
doctrine that the people of Puerto Rico
are beyond the protection of the con
stitution and can be governed by the ar
bitrary anid unrestrained power of the
president anni congress. If the econsti
tution i:salf caanot reach the West
Indies, how can the Thirteenth amend
ment find its way across the Pacific into
Asia? The president does not repudiate
Article 13, which reads as follo ws: 'The
United States will give full protection
to the sultan and his subjects if any
foreign nation should attempt to impose
upon them.
"In view of the fact that the presi
eat in his letter of acceptance de
lares it dangerous for us to agree to
drotect a Christan republic in South
Africa, would it not be wise for himi to
withdraw the agreement to protect a
Mohammedan island in the Philippines?
The agreement does not repudiate Ar
ticle 14, which reads as follows: 'The
United States will not sell the island
of Sulu or any other island of the Sulu
archipelago to any foreign naton with
out the consent of the sultan of Salu.
"If we bou;ht all the Philippine
islands fron Spai'n without the consent
of the inhabitarnts is it fair that we
should agree not to sell any of the Sulu
islands without the consent of the sul
tan? In other words is it morecimpor
tant that a sultan's wishes should be
considered than that the interests of
the rest of the people should be re
garded? Very respect fully yours,
"W. J. Bryan."
Hester's Weekly Statement.
Secretary Hester's weekly statement
issued today shows an increase in the
movemen t into sight compared with the
seven days ending this date last year of
69,000 bales, a decreas3 under the
same-days year before la-t of 40,000.
For the 62 days of the season that
have elapsed the aggregate is behind
the 42 days of last year 93,000, and be
hina the tame days. 3 ear before last of
97,000. The amount brought into
sight durir-g the past week has been
486, 67S, against 417,439 for the same
seven days last year. ? he total move
ment for the 42 days from Sept 1 to
date is 1,7303,5S7, against 1,82:3,923
last year and L8S28,074 year before last.
The movement since Sept. I shows
receipts at all United States ports 1,
234,234. against 1,231,986 last year
and 1,3u1,636 year before last; over
land across the .Mississippi, Ohio and
Potomac rivers to northern mills and
Canada, 75,892, against 136,979 and
92, 082; interior stocks in excess c
those held at the close of the commner
cial year, 245,656, against 263 899 and
270.477: scut hern niill tak ings, 174St05,
against 1S9,059 and 16:3335.
Foreiga exports for the week have
becn 265,592, against:152,117 last year,
makingt the total thus far for the sea
son 726,569, against 737,103 last year.
Stceks at the seaboard and 29 leading
southern interior centers have increas
eduri40,05 bales, against an increase
durin thecorrespon~ding period last
season of 156 3S33.
Including stocks left over at ports
and intreior towns from the last crop
and the number of bales brought into
sight thus far for the new crop, the
suprly to date is 1A53.121, against
2,441 821 for the same period last year.
A Heartless Wife.
Mrs. Alice Wharton Core has in
structed her attorneys to filo ten dam
age suits against Norfolk, Va., because
she was forced to resign as teacher in
one of the public schools. The boari
learned that Mrs. Core had been socret
ly married in Baltimore, and married
women are not- wanted as teachers in
Norfolk. Mrs. Core offered to get a
divorce, as she felt that she needed her
place more than her needed her new
husband, bot the board was flint heart
ed, and would have nothing but the
A GALA TIME.
Great Preparations for the Coming
State Fair.
SOME PROMINENT FEATURES.
The Military Encampment and Other
Attractions to Please the
People in Thousands,
Columbia, Oat. 13 -Special: Col.
Thomas W. Holloway, the veteran sec
retary of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical Society, is in high spirits
over the prospects of the coming fair.
He receives the applications for space
for exhibits, and the Lumber of such
applictions already in hand indicates an
event and variety of articles that are
well up to the standards of the best
years in the history of t.e society.
The outlook is for a most excellent ex
hibition of the products of our fields
and factories and also of the industries
of other commonwealths. On every
hand there will be eights to interest i he
peQple in attendance. How many will
come cannot now be estimated. But
there will be an immense crowd. There
will be other attractions besides those
of the fair itself. Conspicuous among
these will be the "Military encamp
ment" arranged for the Sate milit'a
under the direction of Adjutant Gen
eral Floyd. The number of commands
already listed for the encampment as
sures a grand success for a feature that
is decidedly amongst the mast attrac
tive and popular of all. Twenty eom
panies of infantry are coming, these to
constitute two regiments, of ten
campanies each. one regiment to
be commanded by Col. Wllit. Jones
of this etty and the other by Col. J. M.
Boyd of Greenville. The Charleston
battalion, commanded by Major Henry
Sehacte, will also constitute a part of
the infantry force. Two companies of
Naval Militia, one from Charleston and
one from Beaufort, each with its Gat
ling-gun, will add to the military force.
There is a probability that the German
Artillery of Charleston and the Edge
field Hussars will also swell the num
ber of volunteer soldiers who will be
here for fair week.
On Wednesday there will be a com
petitive drill. Three cash prizes are
provided for the companies that shall
participate, $300, $200 and $100. The
judges (whose names cannot now be
given) will be officers of the regular
army of the United States Besides
this company contest there will be an
individual contest, in which the prize
will be a handsome silver souvenir.
This prize will be contested for an
nually, provided that the individual
winning the same in three succeesive
contests shall thereafter hold is as his
own or as a company prize to be con
tested for as may be afterwards decided.
On Thursday there will be a review
of the troops by Governor McSweeney
and his staff, a sizht that will be enjoy
ed by all the thousands of men, women
and children who shall witness the
martial pageant.
Speaking of the military it must be
noted that the cadets of Clemson Col
lege are expected to attend for one day
at least. The splendid drill, tho sol
dierly bearing and the admirable de
portment - of these youthful men-at
arms have attracted notice whenever
they have attended the fair. They will
be welcomed by the people of 5-outh
Carolica, here assembled for their an
tiual carnival.
There will be plenty of fine music.
The First Artillery band, stationed on
Sullivans Island, will be engaged for
the week, and the band of the Second
Regiment of militia, whiose members
all live at Sumter, will attend the en
cam pm ent.
FOOTBALL.
The annual footosi contest for the
State champior ship is scheduled for
Thun~da, of iLiir week The two
elevens will be the Clem.son team and
the South Carolina College team. Both
teams are in active and carefui training,
and some fine play is <xpected. Clem
son holds the championship now and is
determined to keep it. At the same
time the Carolina boys are amnbitious to
bear off the palm of victory, and will
do their very best.
ON THE STREETs.
The city ta r assoc at:.on will suppie
meet ihe ta'r ansd thle pleauures of
the fair grounds with a street
exhibi- ion every afterno;>n, acrobatic
performances, tight rope walking and
other feats of expert performers
Every everiitg at Hyatt's Park, Colum
bia's attractive su'>urb, there will be
a variety show of a high class. The
electric railway reaches the park, and
there will be ample arrangements for
the transporration of the thousands who
will go.
''TINE PROSPEoTS."
Nobody doubts the grand success of
our fair this year Columbia is ready
for hea visitors, and they will all have
a jolly good time.
FREE BLOOD CURE.
An Offer Providing Faith to Suffe rr s
Eating Sores, Tumors, Ulcers, are
all curable by B. B. B. (Botanic Blood
Balm,) which is made especially to cur,
all terrible Blood Diseases. Persisten,
Sores, Blood and Skin Blemishes,
Srofuia, that resist other treatments,
are quickly cured by B. B. B. (Botanit
Blood Balm). Skihi Eruptions, Pim
pes, Red, Itching Eczema, Scales,
Blisters, Boils, Carbuncles, Blotches,
Catarrn, Rheumatism, etc., are all due
to bad blood, and hence easily cured
by B. B. B. Blood Poison producing
Eting Sores, Eruptions, Swollen
glands, Sore Throat etc., cured by B.
13 B. (Botanic Blood Balm), in one to
five months. B. B. B. does not con
tain vegetable or mineral poison.
One bottle will test it in an ease. For
sale by druggists everywhere. Large
bottles $1, six for five $5. Write for
free samplebottle, which will be sent,
prepaid to Times readers, describe
simptoms and personal free medicaf
advice will be given. Address Blood
Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Fair Candidates
There is a lively race for the posi
tion of State librarian. The legisla
ture will elect in January. There are
already eight entries, with a number
of counties to hear from. The candi
dates so far in the field are the fodouw
ing: Miss Lucie Barren, Manning;
Mrs. P. L. Melton, CJolumbia;
Miss Bessie 0Owings, Greenville; Miss
Sllie Fouche, Ninety-Six; Miss
Maggie Connor, Wam pee, Horry coun
ty; Miss Blanche O'Neal, Columbia;
iss L M. Aycock, Mount Willing;
Mrs. S C. Cason, Abbeville.
A Striking Fact.
One of the most striking facts o
the campaign is that New York, which
gave a Republican majority of 263,000O
for McKinley four years ago can be
onsidred "doubtful" tonay.
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The Land o' the Sky. CATCHING THE SARDINE.
(Written at Ashville, N. C.)
I. Curious Things About a Large and
Mountains that climb to the blue bend on Profitable Fishery,
high
Likes where the s'ars see themselves in theear
Liks wer th sltsseethesevesin hely in June, and is successful in places
sky; along the Atlantic coast and on Puget
ouolnt valleys of beauty and love,
Where earth seems so close to the heaven
shovetany in France. are the scenes of the
above
You can hear the faint echoes of seraphim- heaviest takes, and the grade of sar-,
feet dines obtained there is superior.
And the musical beat As soon as the fishermen notices
Of the J'earts of the angels-the songs they shoals of porpoises or flocks of seagulls
repeat off shore sail Is made immediately, for
In their cadences sweet: the sardine is there.
li A curious thing about this kind of
fishing is that one rarely sees a living
A w id world of mountains that drift into sardine out of the water. The fish
dream'; make a little squeak when taken from
The ripple of rills and the d tshing of streams the water, and die instantly. Of the
That sing to the spa! And the bean s and the 250 or 300 fishing boats fitted out at
gleams Belle Isle about 200 belong to Palais
That lure you to gardens of beautiful dreams: and the others to Sauzon.
(Of beautiful dreams that have lifted your It is in these two ports that the
soul French fishermen sell their fish. An
To the thunder's high roll! ordinary catch of sardines gives to each
Where you slip from life's care, and its curse boat from 8,000 to 10,000 fish, and the
and control, price is regulated by the quantity
With the joy in your soul. brought in by the first comers. Seven
III. francs a thousand is a fair price.
God crowned with old glory these moun During the sardine season about 300
tamPs; women and fifty men anxiously await
He p'anted the arrival of the first boats. If there
The sky reaching hills in these valleys en- are no fish there is no work for them.
chanted: When the news arrives that the boats
These streams tin the hollows by mystery have their welcome cargoes the women
haunted- in their picturesque costumes, rush to
These oaks that still wave their green ban- the cannery like a flock of frightened
i'ers undaunted, sheep, and each takes her place in the
And dare the storm's thunder:...and peans great room where the fish undergo
of praise their first preparation.
Mountains-rivers, still raise Here the sardines are spread upon
To the beaven above them, while rose-:cent- t. Then
ed ways they are cleaned, and when that oper
Wreathe the beautiful days! ation is finished they are sorted by little
boys and carried into another part of
iv. establishment, where they are put in
0, land of all beauty-loved Land of the Sky, pickle.
Where Love breathes "yood morning," and After this the fish are washed and
never ""G odh3: placed one by one, with great care,
Where sing on earn will wind in mSlody upon wire nets, called "grills," and
roves put out to dry in the open air. If the
And times the bright steps of the g'Is of the weather is wet or even foggy this op
groves! eration is Impossible,, and the fish
The ro-e of the morning is white on thy spoil and become worthless, except for
breast: fertilizing.
Thou art crotwned-tsou art bhest The tins In which the sardines are
From te seas to the east and the seas to the then packed are carried to the oiling
wet t room, where the last manipulation con
With the rose wreath of rest! sists of filling them with oil It is in
F. L. S. this part of the establishment that the
Battery Park. Aehevilie. N. tomato sauce and the spices are placed
(iBlaeta Constitution. Sept 22, 1900) in the boxes which give to the French
preparation of sardines their universal
Betraying Pens. renown.
"Killed by a letter" was te g In any one of the above Important
cant heading of a Havana newspaper establishments the sardines are pre
over an article telling of ex-Minoster pared and exported ten hours after
De Lame's fall This legent would b coming out of the water. Gourmets
an appropriate epitaph over the politi- should never eat newly-prepared sar
cal graves of many public mal f The dines. They have neither the per
rivalry between Hamilton, the leader fume nor the flavor of those which
de facto of the Federal party, and have lain in the boxes for a year.
Adams, the leader de iures incited
HaWilton's letter during the campaign Arctic Clothing.
of 1516, arraigning Adams, which was The sleeping bag is made of the win
one of the causes of the rupture and ter skins of the deer sewed together,
overthrow of that party and the with the hair turned in, long enough
triumph of Jefferson and the Demo- for a man to lie atfull length inside,
racy. Hamilton's letters attacking and fitted with a flap to haul over the
Burr were the cause of the duel in head after getting in. The boots are
w-hich Hamrilton lost hislfe mae of the sin frnm then le of the
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