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apring wal ankad in all the gilda titY.
HrW touch has left the apple orcherd;
The baby buds that waited for the May
Haye shakea out their petals over night.
Against the rugged boughs they softly press,
Shell tinted blossoms on a field of green,
Weaving the mantle of their loveliness
Across the uncouth shapes tha' spring
Amid their fragrance croon the drowsy bees.
And in the perfumcd mazes lose their way
While hovering over them the wandering
Lays tunder fingers on each sun-kissed
A thousand gifts she joyfully bestows,
Bit all her fairest handiwork is here.
Where orchards toss their drifts of scented
Dr. Talmage in a Timely Discourse,
Discusses Spiritual Archery.
In this discourse Dr. Ta!msge urges
all Christian w rkers to increased fideli
shows how Tu r Ir
good fails through lack of adroitness;
text, Genesis x, 9. "He was a mighty
hunter before the Lord."
In our day hunting is a sport, but in
the lands and the times infested of
wild beasts it was a matter of life or
death with the people. It was very
different from going out on a sunshiny
afternoon with a patent breechloader
to shoot redbirds on the flats, when
Pollux and Achilles and Diomedes
went out to c'ear the land of lions and
panthers and bears. X.-nophon grew
eloquent in regard to the art of hunt
ing. In the far east people, elephant
mounted, chased the tiger. Francis I
was called the father of hunting. And
Moses, in .ay text, sets forth Nimrod as
a hero, when it presents him with broad
shoulders and shaggy apparel and sun
browned face and arm bunched with
musele, "a mighty hunter before the
Lord." I think he used the bow and
the arrows with great success practic
I have thought if it is such a grand
thing and such a brav thing to clear
wild beasts out of a country if it is not
a better and braver thing to huat down
and destroy those great evils of society
that are stalklug the land with fi -rcs
eye and bloody paw and sharp tusk
and quick spring. I have wondered if
there is not such a thing as gospel arch
ery, by which those who have been fly
ing from the truth may be captured for
God and heaven. The Lord Jesus in
his sermon used the art of angling for
an illustration when he said, "I will
make 3ou ILhers of men." And so I
think I have authority for using hunt
ing as' an illustration of gospel truth,
and I pray God that there m y be many
a man enlisted in the work who shall
begin to study gospel archery of whom
it may after awhile be said, "He was a
mighty hunter before the Lord."
How much awkward Christian work
there is done in the world! How many
good people ther are who drive souls
away from Christ instead of bringing
them to him! All their fingers are
thumbs-religious blunderers who up
set more than they right. Their gun
has a crooked barrel and kicks as it
goes ofE. They are like a clumsy com
rade who goes along with skillful hun
ter.. At the very moment he ought to
be most quiet he is crackling an alder
or falling over a log and frightening
away the game. How few Christian
people have.ever learned how the Lord
Jesus Christ at the well went fromr talk
ing about a cup of water to the most
practic al religious truths, which won
the wowan's sou' for God! Jesus in
the wilderness was breaking bread to
the people. I think it was very good
bread. It was very light bread, and
the yeast had done its work thorough
ly. Christ, .after he had broken the
bread, said to the people, "Beware of
the yeast or of the leaven of the Phari
sees." So natural a transition it was
and -how easily they all understood him!
But how few Christian people there are
who understand how to fasten the
truths of God and religion to the son's
The archers of olden time studied
their art. They were very precise in
the matter. The old books gave special
direetions as to how an archer should
go and as to what an archer should do.
He must stand erect and firm, his left
foot a little in advance of the right
foot. With his left hand he must take
hold of the bow in the middle, and then
with the three fingers and the thumb
of his right hand he should lay hold the
arrow and affix it to the string-so
precise was the direction given But
how c'umsy we are about religious
work! How little sk~ll and care we ex
ercise! How often our arrows miss the
mark! I am glad that there are institu
tions established in many cities of our
land where men may learn the art of
doing good-studying spiritual archery
and become known as "mighty hunteis
before the Lord!'
In the first plae, if you want to be
efreenial in doing good you must be
very sure of your weapon. There was
something very fascinating about the
archery of olden times. Perhaps you
2'o not know what they could do with
the bow and arrow. Why, the chief
battles fought by the English Planta
genets were with the longbow. They
would take the arrow of plished wood
and feather it with the plume of a bird,
and then it would fly from the bow
string of plaited silk. The bloedy fields
of Aginecu-t and Solway Moss and
Neville's Cross heard the loud thrum
of the archer's bowstring. Now, my
Christian friends, we have a mightier
weapon than that. It is the arrow of
the gospel; it is a sharp arrow; it is a
straight arrow; it is feathered from the
wing of the dove of God's spirit; it flies
from a bowr made out of the wood of the
cross. As far as I can estimate or cal
culate, it has brought down 400,000,000
of souls. Paul knew how to bring the
ncach of that arrow on to the bowstring,
and its whir was heard through the
Corinthian theaters and through the
courtroom until the knees of Felix
knoeked together. It was that arrow
that struck in Luther's heart when he
cried out: "Oni, my sins! Oh, my
sins!'' If it strike a man in the head,
it kills his skepticism; if it strike him
in the heel, it will turn his step; if it
strike him in the heart, he throws up
his hands, as did one of old when
wounded in the battle, crying, "O
Galilean, thou hast conquered!'
In the armory of the Earl of Pem
-broke there are old corselets which
show that the arrow of the English used
to go through the breastplate, through
the body of the warrior and out through
* the baekplate. What a symbol of that
gospel which is sharper than a two edged
sword, piercing to the dividing asunder
of soul and body and of the joints and
marrow! Would to God we had more
faith in that gospel! The humblest
man in the world, if he had enough
faith in it, could bring a hundred souls
to Christ-perhaps 500.~ Just in pro
portion sa this age seems to belicve less
in it, I believe more and more in it.
accegt their own deliverance? There is I
nothag piposed by mea that can do ,1
anything like this gopel. I I
The religion of Ralph Waldo Emer,
son was the philosophy of icielii; the I
religion of Theodore Parker was a 0
sirocoo of the desert, covering a:> the 1;
soul with dry sand; the religion of I
Renan was the romance of believing
almost nothivg; the religion of the
Huxleys and the Spencers is merely a
pedestal on which human philosophy
sits shiverirg in the night of the soul,
looking up to the stars, sffEtring no help
to the r-atio-3s that crouch and groan at
the base. Tell me where there is one
man who hag rcjec'&i thit gepe. fr
another who is thoronyi ,a-.fid and
helped and contentcd in his skepiaisn
and I will take the car temorrow and
ride 500 miles to see him. The fu
power of the goSpcl has not ye: been
touched. As a spo:t man tbrew. U;
his hand and catches the bil lyirs
through the air, j-st so easily will t ias
gospel after aahile catch this rrrni
world flying from its or~it and btuig it
back to the heart of Christ Gire a
fu I swing, and it will pardion e:vnry Sin,
ea ev 'ai4,'6ire ecey trouble,
emancipate every slave and rnosom
every na-ion. Ye Christian men a-d
women who go out this afternoon to d.)
Christian work, as 5 ou go into the Sun
day schools, and the lay preaching sta
tions, and the renitentiaries, and the
asylums, I want you to feel that you
bear in your hand a weapon compared
with which the lightning has no speed
and avalanches have no heft and the
thunderbolts of heaven have no power;
it is the arrow of the omnipotent gospel.
Take ca-eful aim! Pall the arrow clear
back until the head strikes the bowl
Then let it fly. And may the slain of
the L rd be man,.
Again, if you want to be skillful in
spiritual archery you must hunt in un
frEqented and saal2ded places. Why
does the hunter go th-ee or four days in 1
the Pennsylvania forests or over Ra
o aette lake into the wilds of ih 3 Adiron
c.acks? It is the only way to do The
deer are ahy, and one "bang" of the gua
clears the forest. From the California
stage you see, as you go over the plains,
here and there a coyote trotting al ng
almost within range of the gun-some
times qite within range of it. N2 one
cares for that. It is worthless. The
good gam3 is hidden and seclu~el.
E rery hunter knows that. So many of
the souls that will be of m-st worth f or
Christ and of m->st value to the church
are sec'uded. They do not come in our
way. You will have to go whcre they i
are. Yonder they are down in that eel i
lar. Yonder they are up in that garret i
-far away from the door of any chu -ch. I
The gospel arrow has not been pointed ,
at them. The trait distributer and the I
city missionary sometimes jast catch a i
glimpse o:, them, as a hunter through
the trees gets a momentary sight of a
partridge or roebuck. The trouble is
we are willing for the gam3 to come tb
us. We are not good hunters We are
standing on some street or road expe3t
ing that the timid antelope will coma
up and eat out of cur hand. We are
expecting that Lhe prair'e fowl will
light on our church steeple. It is not
their habit, If the church should wait
10,000,000 of years for. the world to
come in and be saved, it will wait in
vain. The world will not come.
What the church wants now is to lift
lie feet from damask ottomans and put
them in the stirraps. The church wants
not so much cushions as it wants sad
dlebags and arrows. We hive got to
put aside the gown and the kid gloves
and put on ti. huntfog shirt. We warnt
a pulpit on wheels. We have been fish
ing so long in the brooks that r under
the shadow of the churob that the fish
know us, and they avoid the hook and
escape as soon as we coma to the bank,
while yonder is Upper Saranac and Big
Tupper's lake, where the first swing of
the gospel net would break it for the
multitude of the fishes. There is out
side work to be done. What is that I
seein the backwoods? It is a tent
The hunters have made a clearieg and
camped out. What do they care if they
have wet feet or if they have nothing
but a pine branch for a pillow or for the
northeast storm? If a moose in the1
darkness steps into the lake to drink,
they hear it right away. If a loon cry 4
in the midnight, they hear it. So in'
the service of God we have exposed
work. We have got to camp out and
rough it. We are putting all our care on
the comparitivefy few people who go to
church. What are we doing for the mili
lions who do not come? Have they noI
souls? Are they sinless that they need I
no pardon? Are there no dead in theiri
houses that they need nocomf art? Arei
they cut off from God to go int) eternity I
no wing to bear them, no light to cheer
them, no welcome to greet them? I hear:
today surging up from that lower derth
of our cities a groan that comes through]
our Christian assemblages zud through
our beautiful ohurch~e::, and it blots out I
all this scene from my eyes today, as by <
the mists of a great Niagara, for the I
dash and the plunge of these great tor- 1
rents of life dropping down into thei
fathomless and thundering abysm of<
suffaring and woe. I sometimes think I
that just as God blotted outithe churches
of Thya'i::a and Corinth and Laodic ja I
because of~ their sloth and stolidity he
will blot out Amer'ean and E~iglish
Christianity and raise on the ruins a I
stalwart, wide awake missionary church
that can take the full meaning of that
command: "God ye into all world and
preach the gospel to every creature. He
that believeth and is baptized shall be<
saved, but he that believeth not shall
be damned"-a command, you see,<
puntuated with a throne of heaven I
and a dungeon of hell.
I remark, fu:ther, if you want to sue
ceed in spiritual archery you must
have courage. If the hunter stands
with trembling hand or shou'der th at
flinches with fear, instead of his tasing
the catamnount the cstamount takes
him. What would become of the
Greenlander if when out hunting for
the bear he should stand shivering with
terror on an iceberg? What would
have become of Dai Chaillu and Living
stone in the African ticket with a
faint heart and a week knee? ' When ai
panter comes within 20 paces of you I
and it has its eye on you ani it has I
squatted for the fearful spring, "Steady f
there!" Courage, O) ye spiritual archers!C
Ttre a-c preat monsters of iniquity I
prowling a'l around abort the e~m
munity. Shall we not in the strength
of God go forth and combat them? Wet
not only need more heart. but moret
backbone. What is the churchc
of God that it should fear to r
-look in the eye any transgression?f
There is the Bangal tiger of drunken- I
ness that prowls around, and instead of s
attaking it how many of us hide under a
the church pew or the communion t
table? There is so much invested in it I
we are afraid to assault it. Millions of d
dollars in barrels, in vate, in spigots, in t.
corksrews, in gin palaces with mrarbl> e
floors and Italian top tables and chased
ice cooere, and in the strychnine and
the logwoo I and the tartaric acid and
the nux womica that go to make up 2
our "pure"~ American drinks. I look- S
ed with wondering eyes on the "Heidel- r
berg tun." It is the great liquor vat of c
opeheadiof win- and only three .dmes
k100 yea i hap been led. .but sa
stood and looked at it I said tynvself;
That is methiz-00 Vgpheada.
Vhy. our Ameriean vat ho~s 10, 200, -
00 barrels of strong drinka, and we
eep 300,00 men wit nothing to do
ut to see that it i~ ."
0 1, tc attack is great mmnst r of
Dtemperacc 3 the kindred monsters
f fraud a un 3!canness requires you
o rally - All your Cbr's:ian courage.
'hroudz the press, through the pulpit,
hrougl the platforn you must assault
t. Wbuld to God that all orr Ameri
an Christian i would band together,
ot fir crack brained firaticism, but
Ur 1y Christian reform! I think it
7.1 in 1 i'3 that there went out from
luow. Iais, under the sovereign,
he re&oest hunting party that was
e f- J oted. There were 10,000
Smen in that buating party.
E>mer. we. e camels and horses and ele
bhrats On some princes rode and
-o: a' iadies under exquis'te housings,
icd 5)0 coolies waited upon the train,
nd the desolate places of India were
nvaded by this excursion, and the
hinc ro3 and deer and e'ephant fell
inder tte storke of the saber and bul
et. Alt r awhile the party brought
)nCk trophies worth 50,000 rupees,
iaving left the wilderness of India
,hastiy wi-h the slain bodies of wild
yeasts. Would to God that instead of
iers and there a straggler going out to
ight these great monsters of iniquity in
mur country the millions of memoer
ihip of our churches would band to
;ether and hew in twain these great
rimes that make the land frightful
ith their roar and are fattening upon
:he bodies and soul- of immortal men1
Who is ready for sBuh a party as that?
Who will be a mighty huater for the
.I rema-k, again, if you want to be suo
lesful in spiritual archery you need
iot only to bring down game, but bring
t in. 1 think one of the most beautiful
itures of Thorwaldsen is his "Au
umn." It represents aspor-sman com
ng hom>3 and standing.under a grape
rine. He has a staff over his shoulder,
iud on the other end of that staff are
ung a rabbit and a brace of birds.
9rery hunter brings h.m the gami.
go one would think of bringing down a
-oebuck or whipping up a stream for
rout and lettirg them lie in the woods.
it eventide the camp is adorned with
he treasures of the forest-beak and
in and antler.
If you go out to hunt for immortal
ouls, not only bring them down under
he arrow of the gospel, but bring them
ato the church of God, the grand home
nd encampment we have pithed this
ide the skies. Fetch them in; do not
et them lie out in the open field. They
eed our prayers and sympathies and
elp. Toat is the meaning of the
burch of God-help. 0 ve hunters
'or the lord, not only bring down, the
;ame, but bring it in.
If Mithridates liked hunting so well
hat for seven years he never went ia
loor, what enthusiasm ought we to Iare
who are huating fLr im nortal soulsl If
)amitian practicel archery until he
sould stand a boy d wn in the Rom sn
imphitheater with a hand out, the fin.
gers spread apart, and then the king
soald shoot an arrow between the fin
gers without wounding them, to what
rill and what practios ought we to sub
ect ourselves in order to become spirit
al arc 'iers and "mighty hunters before
he Lrd!" But let me say you will
iever work any better than you-pray.
rhe old archers took the bow, put one
md of it down beside the foot, elevated
he othe r end,an d it was the rule i.hat the
>ow should be j ist the siz, of the archer.
[f it were jus his siz3, then he would
o into battle with confidence. Let m
ay that your power to proj -ot good in
he world will correspond exactly to
ror own epi:i~uil stature. In other
rords, the first thing in prepa-ation for
3hristian work is personal consecra
Oh, for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly fra . .
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!
I am sure that there are some m 'n
ho at some time have been hit by the
;ospel arrow. You felt the wound of that
monviction, and you plunged into the
vorld deeper, just as the stag, when the
zounds are after it, plunges into Scohroon
ake exp c ing in that way to escape
esus Christ is on your track today, 0
mpenitent man! Not in wrath, but in
nerey. 0 ye chased and panting souls!
lere is the stream of Gd's mercy and
alvation, where you may c'ol your
hirstl Stop that c'iase of sin today. By
he red fountain that leaped from the
eart of my L->rd, I bid you stop! There
a morey for you-mercy that pardons,
nercy that heals. evelasting mercy. The
. gates of God's love stand wide open.
5ntr and be forever safe.
Thiere is in a forest in Germany a
lace they call the "dear leap"-two
Irag3, about 18 yards ap'rt; between
hem a fearful chasm. This is called
he "dear leap" because one a hunter
vas on the track of a dear. It came to
i of these crags There was no escaps
or it from the pursuit of the hun ter, and
n utter despair it gathered itself up and
a the death agony attempted to jump
bcrozs. Of course it fell and was dashed
i the rocks far .beneath. Here3 is a
>atlh to heaven It is plain; it is safe.
[esus marks it out for every man to wa'k
n. But here is a man who sayzs: "I
ron't walk in that path. I will ake my
wn way." He comes on up un'il he
onfronts the chasm that divides his
oul from heaven. Now his lasthbour has
ome, and he resolves that he will leap
hat chas-n from the heights of earth to
he heights of heaven. Stand bsnok now
bud give him full swing, for no soul ever
lid that sue cessfually. Let him try
umpi He misses the mark, and goes
town, depth below depth, "'de:stroyed
rittout remedy.' Men, angels, devils!
Wat shall we call that place of awful
atastrop he? Let it be known forever
a the soul's death leap.
A Lame Tale.
Pilip Schumacker, paying teller of
few :lea-s Teatonia bank, a State
natiution, was shot in the calf of the
eg while at work in the bank counting
he cash previous to a meeti.1g of the
nance committee. When as:istance
arne he was lying on the fi .o:, badly
ruised, a pistol near him and money
atered on the fior. II> said he was
,tacked and fired on by two men anc:
hat he returned the fi:e. Although the
rank is in the hearz of the city men
oud have ertered and escaped by the
ear. The pol:c e have been un able to
d any trace of the thieves and the
ank officars are counting the cash to
sertin if any is mnissing. An ex
mination of the Teutonia bak books
oight seem to point t> a shortage of
18,000. Although hi3 wound is not
angerous, Schumaker is delirious and
he doctor said he spoke of being attack
Crushed by a Stone.
Most of the houses of the village of
eroza, near Polentzeu, Italy, were
ept away by the fall of an immense
yee. Trops were rushed to the scene
the disaster. Thus far fifteen bodies
A PATRIOTIC POEIe
An rident of the Recint Con.
fed rate Reunion.
THE GLORiOJ HOST AGAIN
-1he Ed aeld Sab-eClub and the
Memories it Evok ed Twenty
Seven Years Ago
(From the C( !ambia tate, May .
When on Thurs'dav an Augusta
camp of Confederate Veterans reaoahed
Columbia and marched up Main street
to the quarters prepared for them a
thrill ran through the throng at the
sight-for they were uniformed in the
old 0onfederate gray, the homespun
gray of the fighting private, so amiliar
to the eyes, old and young, of tbir:y
seven years ago; and they were armed;
and their acooutr ments were of the oVe
type; and they wore the dusty, grim
and battered aspect of veterans who
had stepped from out the distant past.
Sentiment was stirred as they ploidel
up the street and eyes were wet with
tha tears of love and pride which greet
ed them a generation ago. No showy
pomb, no blaz nry of gold lace could
have made to profund an impression '.
thcse worn and homely suits of gray
The incident recalls another-another
of a quarter century ago, long cherished
in the memories of old Columbians
when Confedeiate Reunions were un
krown and the wearing of the gray was
deemed akin to treason. This incident
was comm:morated in touching verse
by one who was then a CAumbian, but
is now a resident of Caarleston where
he holds a distinguishel place on the
editorial staff of The News and Courier.
We wish it had been our privilege to
print these verses-poetry true and
touching, and in thd perfection of its
art as well as the verity of its pathos
superior to m-oh that comes now from
the pens of famotv' writers-in time for
Veterans at our E.thoring to read them.
Bit we secured tse" only at the close
of the Reunion. They are reproduced
today with the L:: susurance that they
will be clipped fe2 the State and
treasured in mar. :Taes. They have
been published b ase, but are far too
little known, at.' . append them in the
certainty that nothing elEe we could
print in these columns would give
more gratification to the readers of the
AFTER .. 'tN YEARS.
( I troop of cava: -y, the "E Igefield
Sabre Club," unifom.ied in Confederate
grey, visited Columbia during Fair we ik
of 1873. They reache d town abou& dusk
on the evening of the 13 h November)
It w is the Erst day of the fair,
And fast, on every side,
From all the c untry round about
Rolled in the living fide.
All day al.eng the broad highways
The great crowd ebbel and flwed,
And whirliug wheels and trampling feet
Thronged all the souriding road.
From morn 'till night 1 marked the route
That came and wentsaway;
Des; ite the wintry wind and rain
The town kept holida..
But at the dusk I stood apar',
To watch the troubled flow
Of tired feet, that down the street
In 'weary sort did go.
Long while I stood and waited there,
Alone and~ silently,
Watching the cuter; larger fair
01 human vanity.
'lill aired at last. I turned away,
Wi..h seeing satisfied;
The weary sights and weary scands,
Sdll rising far and wide.
But ere that I had gone a rood
1 marked upon it al1,
Along the street, from eud to end,
A sudden silence fall.
See there! and every eye was fixed,
And evey feet was stayed;
We saw beyond the breath:ess throng
A dusty cavalcade
Come riding up by two anid two,
As silent as the dead;
'[heir very horse hoofs made no sound
Upon the hard road-bed.
No sound of bugle, nor of drum,
!Nor loud command was there;
Fe silken flag threw out, its folds
Upon the evening air
N'or flashing uniform they wore,
But by the light of day
That still was left, we thrilled to see,
Once mere--the rebel grey!
And nearer, nearer, yet they come,
They climb the weary hill;
And, nearer yet; upon the throng
The hush grgwa deeper still
No silken flag throe or.t its folds
U on the evening air,
And yet above their hea~ds we see,
A tattered banner there!
The banner that deth haunt our sleep,
The Southern Cross-and Crown!
The wonder of a thousand lands,
And glory of our own.
That fair hands wrought, that brave ones
Unsullied all its yenrs;
That hope baptised with fair, false smiles;
That memory guards with tears.
Our blazon in the clays of wrath;
Our pride tn days of peace;
The flag that guarded al our laud
And flumel along the seas,
The crimson field, the amr~e cross,
We see with more than sight!
The stars we deemed forever set
Once --.rc shine thrcugh the night.
Forgotten are our fettern now,
Forgotten all our pan
These riders bring a spell with them
And we are free again!
So strange they seem, there comes a doubt
If these be living meni!
We cannot think we look upt n
That g'o:ious host agan.
t here they ride; and these not all
We see them far along;
Behind, before, by thousands mere,
The old-time squadrons throng.
There goes the Army of the North;
There Johnston and the West;
An angry wave that rolleth on
With bayonetted creit.
Once more the light of ,"aekson's sword
Far flashes through the gloom;
There Ashby rides; and there, ohce more,
The toss of Stuart's plume!
Oh, life goes back ten years to-night.
And we si e men once more;
And this old hill is A rlicgton,
And there the alien shore:
And over yonder on the heights
The hostile camp firee' quiver;
And sullenly 'twIxt us snd them]
Fiows by Potomac's river.
And these be going to the front,
With work to do ahead,
H ow fair they ride--God go with them!
Alste that day is dead.
'er Stuart's head, in p!ace of plume,
The long grass nowr d ath wave;
Ten times we've seen the violets bloom
On Stonewall Jacksor's grave.
And he who ne'er did yield tc man
Hath yielded unto dea'h;
The stainlees sword at Lexington
Hang idl inits heat. 'C
be secorded. flolders of~ these tiokets
will be pormitt a to stop over at Chat
tanooga, Tenn , one day, both going
and returnirg, and thcsa holding
through tickets to Memphis can get
side trip ticketi from Cba-tanorga to
Lytle station (1bickamauga) and re
turn for 25 cente round trip. -
Tickets to Chattanooga and return
(for those not destriag to continue on
to the Memphis reunion) will be on sale
May 24tb, 25th and 26t1-, good to return
until May 30th, 1901 Fr millitary
companies and brass bands acoomrany
ing them. 20 or more on one ticket, to
Chattanoega and return, and n -t con
tinuing on to Memphis, reduced rat ei
have been- arranged frum all points in
South Carolina, and for tuch companies
the rate per capita from Columbia will
be $7.70; Charleston $8 95; Abbevil'e
$5.50; Anderson $5 70; Greenville
$6.00; Spartanburg $6 20; Rock Hill
$7.80, and correspondingly low rates
from other points.
Tickets for both,the ceremonies of
unveiling of the -South Carolina monu
ment, Chickamaugs, and for the Con
federate veterans' reunion at Memphis,
will be sold via Atlanta or via Ashe
ville and Kncxville, according to the
location of the starting point, and from
a number of joints, via eitler route.
The round trip for everybody from
Clattarooga to Lytle Station (Chick
amauga) and return, via the C A and
S. R. R , will be 25 cents for the round
Not His Business to Inquire.
"Uncle," said the dusty pilgrim,
"how far is it to Sagetown?"
"'Bout a mile and a half," replied
"Can I ride with you?"
"Sartin. Climb in."
At the end of three-quarters of an
hour the dusty pilgrim began to be un
"Uncle," he asked, "how far are we
from Sagetown now?"
"'Bout four mile and a half."
"Great grief! Why didn't you tell
me we were going away from Sage
"Why didn't you tell me you wanted
to go thar?"-Chicago Tribune.
The Forgotten Part.
Aunt Hetty-What in creation is the
use of these, new-fangled individual
forks and spoons?
City Niece (a follower of fads)
Don't you think it's rather nice to have
things which no one else uses? -Forks
and spoons go into people's mouths,
Aunt Hetty-Yes; but, land sakes,
--hdy all go into the same dishwater.
N. Y. Weekly..
No Need to Worry.
The mother was in a state of mind
over her first born.
When the father arrived, he having
returned from his daily labor, he found
he mother in tears.
"Oh, William," she wailed, -"Willie
says he wants to be a pirate!"
"Don't let that worry you," was the
consoling reply. "When I was his age
my ambition was to be a policeman."
Then She Departed.
For two hours a fashionable lady
kept the draper exhibiting his goods.
and at the end of that period she
"Are you sure you have shown me
everything you have?"
''No, madam," said the draper; "I
nave yet an old account in my ledger
I'll gladly show you." He did not need
to show any more.-Tit-Bits.
The Soft Answer.
Ethelinda (who has been singing
her new songs without a sign of ap
proval from Felix)-You are so tire
some, Felix; you have no ear for
Felix (artfully)-Never mind, dar
ling; I have an eye for beauty.
(And E'thelinda was soothed.)-Chi
cago Inter Ocean.
Benson-Look here, that boy of
yours threw a stone at me just now,
and barely missed me!
Proud Father-You say he missed
Benson (angrily)-You heard what
I said, didn't you?
Proud Father-Then it couldn't have
been my boy.-Tit-Bits.
Day to Be Remembered.
Church-You used to be in business
with that man?
"You've evidently lost faith in
"Well, yes; I lost all the faith I
had, and an equal amount of money,
the same day."-Yonkers Statesman.
.To Be Removed.
Bookkeeper-Did the boss carry out
that plan of yours?
Clerk-No; but I guess Mike will.
Clerk-Yes, the porter. The. boss
threw -the plan in his wastebasket.
- A Money Maker.
"I shall make a fortune out of my
new musical box. You put a penny in
the slot and-"
"And the thing plays a popular
"No, it stops playing one." - Tit
Youth's Bad Start.
Han oft may soar to Fame's proud height,
But-drops with dismal thud
When he goes back to neighborhoods
Where people call him "Bud."
GAVE HIMSELF AWAY.
Merchant-Are your habits all cor
Applicant for Posit ion-Yes, sir.
.\erchant (after a pause7-Do you
A pplicant (absenrtly)-Thanks. Don't
care i f I do.-Chicago Chronicle.
A Matter of Apparel.
"Then you don't believe that one
can tell character by physiognomy
"No; when a man has on his old
shoes it gives him a cringing air."-De
troit Free Press.
Agnes-He is what might be called
a reversionary type of man.
Agnes-Yes; it's so easy to miake a
monkeyv of him!-Puck.
Texas is counting on having a bigger
otton crop in 1901 than it gathered in
1900. Its acreage for 1901 is 25 per
ent. getert than that af 1900.
'he ted a"s on Virginia's Bills
Are healing esa by one,
Lnd golden grain on Malzern's side
Is waving in the sun.
'he field we fought. the wood we he'd,
On yonder fearful day;
Sow echo to the song of birds
Or sound of childish play.
Lud there where last we stood -,f'ayed,
Thai last sad April morn,
'org- tful Nature smiles again
With ranks of rustling corn.
'he fl g that once did brave a world!
From its proud standard riven.
s folded from our sight, and now
lath no place uader heaven
lave in our hearts and in our homes
"Where sadly, day by day,
'h. silent spiders fitting y,
.ire shrjuding it in grey.
3utsee! the strange troop fades from sight,
The last file disappears;
Te cannot see them for the night,
Or-for these blinding tears.
,ow they are gone! and g >ne our dream;
And darkly o'er the town,
Ind o'er our bearts, and o'er our past,
Once more the night comes down.
Ind homeward row, with darkened brow,
Each takes his silent way;
Che thoughts that rive within our hearts
We may not shoat nor say.
Eet hai.! ye gallant riders all;
Though none may speak yourpraise,
Ee see how, in a thousand eyes,
A. thousand welcomes blaza.
kni many a kindly heart, I ween,
Doth bless your ride to day,
[a that ye once more bring to sight
The wearing of the gre).
iot yet forgotten is our past!
Thoagh we to-d-y are dumb,
ro night we'll tell the old dnys o'er
And dream of one to came!
Columbia, S. C., November 10. 1871.
The Schedubt of Special Rdtes
There and to Memp'is,
The following is the official schedule
announced by the Southern railway for
the special reunion train carrying the
govornor and staff and Confederate
veterans from this State to the unveil
ing of the South Carolina monument
at Chickamauga, and to the general
Donfederate reunion at Memphis, Tenn
[& may be mentioned that Col. R. W.
Hunt, division passengor agent, will
accompany this train on this occasion:
Liv Charleston, May 25...... 2:30 pm
A.r Columbia ... ........ 6.00 m
Lv Columbia................ 6 15 pm
Lv Newberry ... . ...... .. 7.30 pm
Lv Greenwood.. .........8:40 pm
Lv Greenville ..............10:50 pm
Ar Chattanooga, May 27..... 7:30 am
Lv Chattancoa, May 27..... 8:00 pm
Ar Memphis............ 7:00 am
This train will consist of first-class
aoaches with comfortable high ba-k
seats at d Pullman drawing room butf
fet sleeling cars through wi~hcu.
har g -. It will make a trip do wn to
Lytle Station (Cnickamauga,) lcav:nu
Chattanooga at 10 a. m , giving passeL
gers time to treakfast in Chattanooga
[n the afternoon it will return to Chat
tanooga and e~ntinue on to Mempl.is
l'here will be plenty of room for every
body, extra cars being attached to the
trsin as needed.
Here are the rates for the round trip
governing between Sonth Carolina
points and C:attanooga and Memurhis:
Fr jm.Anderson to (Jhattanooga$8 90;
Me mphis $11 60.
From A bheville to Chattanooga $8 90;
Memphis $11 60..
Fi-om Aiken to Chattanooga $9 75;
Memphis $12 10
From Aliendale to Chattanooga
$11 00; M. mphis $13 15
From B:acksburg via. Spartanburg
and Ashev lie, to Chattanooga $10 45;
Memphis $12 80.
From Batesburg, via Augue~a and
Atiants, to Chattanooga, $10 75; M:-m
phis $12 80.
From Batesburg, via Columbia and
Aheville, to Chattanooga $!2 10; Mem
From Barnwell to Chattimooga $10 85;
Memphis $12 75
From Bamberg to Chattanooga $11 10;
emphis $13 05.
From Blackville to Chattan~oga
$10 65; Memphis $12 75.*
From Calhoun to Chattanooga $7 95
Mt mphis $11 00
From Chesatr to Chattanooga $11 90;
emphis 13 75
From Colambia to Chattaaczga
$11 10; Memphis $13 393.
From Camdeo to Chattanooga $12 10;
emphis $13 95
From Charleston to Chattanooga
$13 40; Mem~his $14 55
From Denmark to Chattanooga
$10 90; Memphis $12.90.
From Donalds, via Anderson at~d At
anta to Chattanooga, $8.70; Memphis
From Donalds, via Greenville and
Atlanta. to Chattanoega $8 90; Memphis
From Edgeseld to Chattanoega
10 20; Memphis $12 45.
From Gaff ney to Chattanooga $10 20;
emp his $12.65.
From Graniteville to Cha'.tanooga
9.65; Memphis $12 05
From Greenville to Chattanooga
5890; Memphis $11 60.
From Greenwood, via Greenville and
irlants to Chattanooga $8 90); Memphis
From Greenwood, v'a Anderson and
Atlanta, to Chattanooga $8.70; Memphis
Fram Johnston, via Columbia and
asheville, to Ubattanoog, $11 10; Mam
his $13 30.
From John it on, via Augusta and At
auta, to Chattanooga, $10.25; Memphis
From Newberrvy to Chattanooga
59 85; MemphiE $12 40.
From Orangeburr to Chattanoora
$11 50; Memphis $13 30.
From Prosperity to Chattanooga
$10 05; Memphis $12.60.
From Rock Hill to Chattanooga
111 90; Memphis $13.33.
From St. Matthews to Chattanooga
il 50; Memphis $13 30
From Senecen to Chattanooga $7 70;
From Spartanburg to Chattanooga
;9.55; Memphis $12 20.
From Sanmmerville to Chattano 'ga
;13 35; Memphis $14. 10
From Trenton, via Columbia and
asheville 26 k to Chattarnooga $12 85;
Trenton, yin Augusta and Atlanta,
o Chattanooga, $10.03; Memphis $12.
From Union to Chattanooga $10.40;
remphis $12 60.
17rom Winsbcr.. -to Chattanooga
$11 90; Memphis $13 75
From Samter 1o Catanooga $12.40;
iemhis $14 15
Tickets at rates shown above to Mem
his, Tenn., and return will be sold
ay, 25..h and 27th, good to return
Lntil June 4.h, 1901, and by depositing
in person) tic rets with j)inlt agent at
iemphis, between May 28 and june 31,
nelusive, and on payment of fee of 50
ants at time of deposit, an extension
f te fnal limitt uemn 190, 1901, wtill
TALE OF A SIAMF.
I'm a stamp
A postage stamp
Don't want to brag.
But I was never
By a genticman, too;
He pur me on
To a good thing;
It was an envelope
Perfumed, pink, square;
I've been stuck on
He dropped us
The envelope and me
Through a slot in a dark box;
But we were rescued
By a mail clerk,
More's the pity;
He hit me an awful .
Smash with a hammer;
It lett my face
Black and blue;
Then I went on a long
. Journey -
Of two days;
And when we arrived
- The pink envelope and me
We were presented
To a perfect love
Of a girl,
With the stunningest pair
Of blue eyes
That ever blinked;
Say, she's a dream!
Well, she mutilated
The pink envelope
ALd tore one corner
Of me off
With a hairpin;
Then she read what
The pink envelope.
I never saw a girl blush 4
I would be stuck
On her-if I could.
Well, she placed
The writing back
In the pink envelope;
Then she kissed me.
Oh, you little godlets.
Her lips were ripe
As the summer sun,
The' pink envelope and me- :
. Nestling snugly
In her bosom;
We can hear
Her heart throb
When itgoes fastest
She takes us out
And kisses me.
This is great!
I'm a stamp
-Newton Newkirk, in Ohio State
. By E1zabeth . Gilmer. *
(Copyright,190, by Authors Syndnca.)
I T HAD only been three years since
Beppo, with a horde of other ear
ringed Italian emigrants, had landed
in New Orleans, but already he had
prospered beyond his wildest dreams
of avarice. His fruit stall, built *flat,
cupboard fashion against the wall
of a big office building, was always
luscious with strange Central Amer
ican fruits with queer exotic flavors,
and golden with oranges and purple
with grapes, and all day luw g he and
Tessa were busy with the customers
who rained a harvest of smiall coin
into their till. Tessa herself was
not the least of the attractions. She
was in the first flush of her young
beauty, and with her dusky hair and
eyes and scarlet cheeks looked half
sister to the sun-kissed nectarines in
the boxes behind her..
So at least thought Arthur Gray, as
he leaned against the wall, watching
the quick, bird-like motions of her lit
tle head, and hiereeft hands, ashe priced
her wares with provoking slowness just
for the pleasure of listening to her
soft, broken English. A bad spell of
pneumonia hall sent him south to re
cuperate under surny skies. He was
very idle and a trifie bored, and-well,
since he had discovered Tessa he had
developed an enormous appetite for
fruit, and every morning for a month
the same little comedy had been en
Tessa would see the tall, athletic fig
ure coming down the street, and a mo
ment later it would stop at the stall.
"How much?" he would ask, pric
ing this and that, and the girl, who was
a coquette to her finger tips, would
smile and ask:
"You ]ik'a da orang'a an' da grap'a
"I like--something else very much,"
the man would answer, with a
look that sent the quick blood flaming
up into thegirl's cheeks, and she would
say, as she dropped a bit of extra fruit
into the bag:
"For lagniappe, signor."
"For lagniappe?" he had asked, the
first time, and then she had explained to
him the quaint old custom handed down
in New Orleans from the old Spanish
days, of throwing in something for
good measure with every purchase,
and without which gratuity no child or
servant considers a transaction com
With Arthur Gray his admiration for
Tessa was the idlest of passing fancies,
but there was one to whom the matter
was serious enough. That was Gius
seppe, who loved the girl with all the
ardor of his passionate soul, and to
whom Beppo had promised her hand in
marriage just as soon as he could save
up enough money to buy the horse and
art with which he peddled charcoal
about the streets, and which, in his and
Beppo's eyes, represented the equiva
lent of an ample fortune, Giusseppe
had been happy enough and his stri
dent voice calling: "Charcoal, char
c-o-o-oal," early and late, had thrilled
with love and hope, as if every intona
tion brought him closer to Tessa and
the little home for which he was work
But since the coming of the stranger
who had noticed Tessa so much eve'ry
thing was changed. The girl had
grown cold, and the little home seemed
a long way off. It takes a long time,
when one must save money by the
penny, and he grew discouraged.
Worst of all, he had seen Tessa flush]
with pleasure when the American bent 1
over her one day, and the mere remem-i
bance set his jealous soul on fire. <
The climax had come one night
when, moody and sullen, he had re-i
proached Tessa with ?g ing in love with j
he handsome stranger and had de- f
manded to know where she had gotten
a little trinket she wore.
The girl turned on him with sudden
"Mother of God," she cried, in Ital
an, "but you are not my master yet." I
"Bah," he retorted, "you are but a
woman to be bought like all other '
women with gewgaws," and then he I
had flung himself out of the house. ~
iusseppe knewv nothing of law, and I
ared less. His one thought was to t
ind the man who had stolen his sweet- I
heart's love and settle the affair, man
to man, and, as he made his way along
the street, he touched the dirk hidden
in the broad belt about his waist. Tessa]
had said that Gray was staying at the z
otel around the corner from the fruit t
stall and he made his way to it, hot i
murder in his heart.
How to find Gray he knew not, butt
Soon or late he must pass that way.
There would be a sud8en spring, A
thrust of a knife, a muffled cry, per
haps, and then-for awhile the angry
beat of his jealous heart was like am
audible voice urging him on to ven
geance. and then, as the solemn night
wore on, something divine that under
iies all true love struggled to the sur
face, and the soul of Giusseppe, the
charcoal peddler, humble, poor, illiter
ate, was transfigured by a great renun
ciation. He would sacrifice himself. If
Tessa loved Gray, she should have him.
It was very late when Grafentered
the hotel, and neither he .nor the
sleepy porter noticed the stealthy fg
ure that crept in with him, and fol
lowed his every movement like a dark
shadow. Gray saw him first as he
turned to close the door behind him.
Giusseppe entered as stealthily as a
"You steal'a da love'a Tessa," he
said, simply, "dassa what'a Ah come's
fo' keel'a you. .Ah steek's yo da stil
Gray walked over to the mantel and
relIed and lit a cigarette. His face as
a trifle paler, but his hands did not
tremble at their task.
"Well," he asked, "why did you not
"God'a know," replied the other. "Ah
be da poor. You be da beega'Mericana
Ah love she. Ah give'a ma life fo' she."
'4You love the girl?" Gray asked, eU
riously, "then why don't you marry
her? You know the fate of the rose
that hangs too.near the garden wall-"
and a shrug of the shoulders complet
ed the sentence.
Giusseppe made a hopeless gesture
of assent, and then impetuoisl-y.poure&
out the whole story--hislove for Tessa
the weary wating, the little home-U
had hoped to make for her when he ha d
saved up enough money to buy
horse and cart. They were to have
been so happy, but no-it was aff
over. It was a pathetic little storyof
human love and longing, of faithful
votiprn that rose to the- heights of
great sacrifice and as Arthur GM
listened he smoked many c'
and cursed his own idle folly. -
"Giusseppe," he said, at - last; ye
humbly, "if I have wronged you, hit 0i
been unintentional, and I beg yor
giveness. I admired your rose, as
man may a beautiful flower, but Il
no desire to rob youof it. Inmy
ern home there is a lily which
please God, I shall wear on my
breast. Go back to Tessa. Pluck'you
own rose, man, and tell old Beppo
shall send down the horse and-carti
morrow as a little weddingpre 3,,
The ligb6was still-burningine7'
room when Giusseppe made his~ y
back'to Beppo's house, and-the
red eyed with weeping over her quarieL
with her lover, sprang to the windows
at his first call. In a word almost lxa-'0
told- her his glad news.
"Ah, beloved," he said, holding ouf
his arms to the girl as she leaned abo&e
him in the window, "but the world:is
Heaven to-night." For answer Tess
swayed to him in the scented dark and....
laid her lips for the first time on1is
"For lagniappe," she said, shyly.,
EE CHASED A GRIZZLY flAR
lIon . a Sheep Rancher in. Aisoma
Frightened .the. Animal O
. of Its Wits,
Bears are not the bravest, althougl
they are among the mostdagou
of wild beastk. They are somenw
frightened by very triflingocu'
rences, and run with all poss'le~
speed to a place of safety.
A short -time ago an Arizona she~
rancher was riding in the.footiil
when he saw 'a big, awkward silver
tip. He had a rifle, but was noteer
tain he could kill the bear at -ol
shot, and knew that he would .e-5
into trouble if he missed. So he ~i~
a regular cowboy yell, and thebea
started away in alarm.
The man gave chase, at the. ae
time keeping up the piercing yell, and
he soon noticed that the grizzlypwas9
g-etting farther away. Ee-continuedd
the chase for nearly, two. miles, mtil'.
the bear disappeared in the mona
tains and he had not gained a foot. -
In going back along the trail bae
noticed places where the bear,.had'
made jumps of 15 or 20 feet, and-the>
ground had been cut up by his claies
so that it looked as if a harrow hi
been run over it. It is evidentthk'
a man would have no show rn~
a footrace with a grizzly.
Spring Realth Note.
"I suppose, doctor, in order to cure
ny wife's earache the cause must bei
"Yes; you'll have~ to take ofE that-:
oud suit."-Town Topics.
Married Whole Family.
An extraordinary domestio tangle
tas come up for settlement in the Dis-j
riet Court at Omaha, Nab. Edward
3arrett is charged with having married
win sitters within ninety days without
he formality of a divorce, and his
>rother, it is said, then married the
nother of the twins to increase the.
renliar relations of the persons in- -
olved. Thus the mother becomes the
ister-in-law of her own daughter and
hie Barret brothers sustain the rela
ion of father in-law and eon in law to
ach other, and Eiward Barrettbe
omes the stepson of his brother John.
Che people involved are fairly promi
ent. Mrs.' Mary E~gles, the head of
he family, was a wealthy widow of
forth PlanLe. Her husband a year ago
cid..er about $50.000 To his twin
tauchters he teft $30,000 each. All was
an ranch property.
It is expected that Rassia will soon
ie able to supply her own needs in cot
on, according to a report recsived at
he state department - from Deputy
jonsul General Hanauer at Frankfora,
iermany. She is one of the few coun
ries wh'ich levies a tax an imported
otton. A tax equal to almost $5 per
10 pounds, and amounting to about.
wo-thir ds of the value of the staple is
mposed. The importation of cotton
ver 72 000,000 pounds in 1899, while
he prcdnotion ir ecased 34 per cent.
uring the same year. Grain fields in.
lsaare now planted with tsotton
or the cultivation of the fiber is much
ore profitable than of wheat.
A Powerful Instrument..
The Atlanta Journal says "a Dar
outh college man has an instrument
hat can detect the heat of a cadle a
ile off. With such an instrument it
ight be possible to measure the
amth of soul of that New York man.
ho a few days ago gave a young boy
en cents for finding a pocket book coni
1,000 which he had lost.
A Sad Case.
John Pay, employed by the Seattle.
3ridge Company, at Lacconner, repri-R
anded his 15 year-old boy for some
rivial offense, wounded the boy's feel
ogs arnd he shot himself dead. .ein&-g
Ils son writhing in the agonies of death
he father picked up the weapon 5flt