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VALUE OF MILLS.
The State Board Completes I:s
Important Wor k.
NO NOTEWORTHY INCREASE,
Except In the County of Richland
The Complete Statement
of all Classes c f
The . te board of equalizntion
charged with the fixing of assessments
for taxation on cotton mill, oil mill,
fertilizer factory, hosiery mill and such
property. In uaking the assessments
the board adheared to its adopted plan
of fixing the valuation at 60 per cent
of the market value of the bonds at a
The work was vary arduous. In the
statement of the cotton mills published
below several mills will be found with
no figures given. This is because of
the fact that work has jnst bee-n started
on these mills and the property is for
this year being created as real propert.
on the books of the several ocunty
auditors. One or two mills had not
sent in their sworn statements as to
stock and bonds. These were assessed
on the figures previously returned by
these mills, the 60 per cent. basis be
Below is the complete statement of
the assessments placed on the cotton
mills of the State in comparison with
the assessments heretofore made by the
county boards. The most notable in
crease is that of the Olympia mill in
Columbia the jump being from $200,
000 to $1,131,000; the total increase of
valuation on mills in Richland coun:y
is represented by the difference be
tweed $886,802 and $2,675 940; the in
crease in the mill property in the city
limits being $631,950. Here is the
Assessed As fixed
by State by Co.
AbbeviLe ................$ 247,908 $ 225,000
Warrenville ............ 273,00) 303,215
Graniteville ............ 594,000 621.621
Aiken..................... 220,800 337,035
Langley.................. 472,400 452,081
Anderson............- 385,170 377,400
Pelzer..................... 972,000 950,000
Piedmont................... 277,200 240.000
Cox Mfg.................. 27,600 30,000
Belton.._..._.. ....... 246,000 240.000
Orr ..................... 240,100 240,000
Pendleton................ 6.000 x6,220
Riverside................. 47,4;.0 32,080
Bamberg................ 71,370 40,000
Gakney Carpet Co...... 42,84. 50,000
Cherokee Falls C...... 132,000 163,325
GaneyMfg.. 532,800 451,461
Springtein. .......... 9,000
Monetta Mills.......... 60.400)
Wyli.................... e60 000
Colleton............... 70,200 60,300
Hartsville........... . 15,000 .
Darlintaton.......... 276 000 177,000
Fairfield.............. 79,740 50,000
Bzedmont Mfg. Co... 514 800 341,200
American Spin. Co. 109,460 87,14C
Moneaghan Mills.......2,800 52,475
Carolina Mills........ 24000 24,040
Reedy R. Mills...... 107,025 95,6355
Huguenot Mills....... 48,750 36,440
Putnam Mills..........18760 18.760
F. W. Poe Mfg. Co. 221,205 233,480
Mmll Mfg.00........... 209 286 106,310
Brandon Mills........ 30,005 30,005
Oak Lawn Mfg.Co... 13,585 13,585
Fountain Inn Co........ 45000 25,000
Franklin Mmll........ 19,000
Greenwood Cot. Mills. 109,650 85,000
Grendel Mil.......... 210,000 200,000
Camden Cot. Mil.... 74,166 82 58]
DeKalb Mfg. Co..... 24000 20,000
Lancaster Mills........ 111,300 103 095
Clinton Mills........... 90,000 67,370
Iaurens Cot. Mills... 294,000 240,000
Gold'uille Mfg. Co... 18,000
Lexington Mfg. Co..... .500 25,000
Leestille Mfg. Co... 15,000
SaxoeGoth Mills........31500 2.5,000
Middleburg Mills... 27,270 35.000
Columbia Mills..... 13,250
Ashby Cotton Mills. 10,000 10,00C
Dillon Cotton Mills. 69,780 65,00C
Ben'ts'viile Mfg. Co. 32.000 76,00C
Bed Bluff Co..........11,75
Ieeman Mills.......... 40,40 40,40(
Mochol Mfg. Co........ 120000 81,125
Marie Mfg. Co......... 72,000 40,931
Newberry Cot, Mill.. 282,000 800,00(
Courtenay Mfg. Co. 180,000 130,00(
Senaca Cot. Mills... 30,000
The Cheswell Mils.. 12.000 75.32(
Walhalla Cot. Mills. 74,226 75,00(
Orangeburg Mfg. Co. 120,000 100.00(
Orange Mill............60,720 50,72(
Norris Cotton Mills. 126,276 49,254
Liberty Cotton Mills. 9,360
Ealey Cotton Mills. 34,848 58,841
Olympia Mills.... 1,131,000 200,0
Palmetto Mills........ 70,100 25,101
Granby Mills......... 480,000 300,45'
Capital City Mills... 64,240 51,60
Columbia Mills...... 068,000 200),00
Riehland Cotton Mills 273,600 109,65
Clifton Mfg.C0...... 1,020,000 1,021.52
Arkwright Mills..... 141,600 I54,00
Mary Louise Mills- 7,500
Enoree Mfg. Co.... 288 000 308.00
D E Converse Mfg. Co. 231,300 252,05
Cowpens Mfg Co..... 36,) -0 44 1"
Victor Mills......... 222,600 245,00
Saxon Mills ......... 41,259 6i8,3
The Pelham Mills... 117,000 84,37
Whitney MfgCo-..... 236,25th 141,12'
Fingerville Mfg Co... 30,000 37,.7
Tneapan Mills....... 201,70 23l,85
Arlington Mills ....... 12.000
Beaumont Mills........ 42,000 4.520
Valley Falls Mfg Co. 30,100 52,70
Woodrufi Cotton Mills 23,4(,0 28,00
Spartaa Mills ........ 750,000 740 79
Pacolet Mills ........ 40,000 808,504
Fairmont Mill......... 45,200 45,20)
Sumter Cotton Mills. 23.124 14 40'
Monarcb. Cotton Mills 60 00)
Alpha Cotton Mills. 36,4000 30,00)
Union Cotton Mills. 625 000) 625.001
Glenn Lowry Mtg Co 60.000
Buffalo Mfg Co ....... 72.000
Locrthart Nills...... 399,000 259,004
Arcade Cotton Mill.. 69.498 e69.7:;
Manchester C~t'n M ls 110 292 1 16.551
Fort Mill Mrg Co.....54,9(0 50t 'j
Mifort MilEs ........... 37;032 40 t.
Sutro Mills............ 18,3116 18,31'
Yor Ctton Mill. 103,56:0 94.45)
Clover Cotton MiP9... 1?2,6 i1) 119.400 i
b. Cohe Co., Trus 20.100 21,00
Victoria Cot'on Mik i9 WuO :35-000
Iligh'.and 'rk " fg Co 12-,000 12.5,000
THE OIL MILLS. neb
The bosrd unanimously adopted the %it
assessment find by the committee en t
oil mills pro;erties. The assessments pit:
are given here in comparison with the pro
county boards' figures f, follows: wer
Fixed Assessed cats
by County by State ar.d
Boards. Board. dec
Lowndesviile............ . $16.000 9,.00 use
Aiken Industri Ia....... 20.1 12 510 the
Kentwood Mfg.------ .- "'00
ANDFItSON . 1)tA ( O exe
P"endleon........ ------- 10 000 10.800 -he
Hor el Prha ..--- . em :015
Ji o t -12.00 13800001
.io r: c ...............1 0 138 0 C
Exceeor .... 10 500 16 5)3 Pal
Anidenon 0. F............ 10,500 ' ,S-u ws
Wii imston 0 & F...... 8,000 ide
Eim e ros ............-.... 6,500 wa:
Farmers.................... 11,150 15,000 tak
The Cotton Oil............ 10,125 15.0 0 fo
Charleston ................... 70 000
South Carolina............ 10.000
vi:tori .................... 14,500 12,0:0 tO 1
Farmers.............. 50,000 20,000 mi
Manning 0. & I......... 20,500 fa
T J Martin................ 18.000 tir.
0a-lington................ 21,G50 43,350
Pee D e 0 &I............ 15.001 ,
Hartsville ............... 20000
Edgofield 51f-..--- 18 000 .O.
Fairfield U. & F.......... 13,125
Florence ..........--... - 13.0~0 lice
South Carolifia........... 43 340 lan
Saluda............... 6,290 6,290 pol
The Farmers C . & G... 7,800 i r
Simpson Mfg, ............ 9,450 9,450
Fountain Inn.............. 8,185 ati
Greers 0 & F.............. 7,075 7,075 bro
GREEN WOOD. 't
Coronaca ..............--.. 11 000 11,000
NinetySix............ 7,225 6 000 mo
Greenwood ......... 24 00) pea
Farmers'................... 33.350 Iou
Atlantic ..........---.--... 36,000 tak
Gold'ille Mfg -......----- 7,000 tiol
Clinton Mfg............... 6 000 the
Gray Court................. 4,000 6.000
L-rens 0 & F ........... 27,000 Wei
At hby ........ .... 10,000 we
Dillon .......... . 21,000
Atlantic ... 18 000 the
O:angeburg.... .... 15 000 t
St Matthews W & M 14,400 15,000 er
Southern.......... 60 000 cr
South Carolina..... 60,000 ap
Liberty........... 5,500 6 000 CIO
Esley .. ......... 5,180 7 515 Di
R C SALther......... .7.650
SPARTANBURG. . Cot
Woodruff .. ....... 14,000 12,000 doc
Clross Anchor.. .....8,400 7,920 rhe
Farforest......... 11,200 11,000 .
Campoibello.. .. . ... 7,000 6 000
Cawpene. ..... 6 000 ab
Tger Shoals..... .15,400 18.000 ahi
Union ...... ..........11,664 T
THE FERTILI'4ER PLANTS. i
The report of the commite3 on the !at
fertilis r cmrpanies' property was un- ing
animously adopted. Some increases in
over the returns were made. The~ An
derson plant was raised from $33,905
to $44,8S50; the Virginia Carolina Chem-.
ial compariy plant at Beaufort from
$87,460 to $138,000; the V. o. (C.,
plant in Cherokee c'unty from $35,505 IS
:o $47,340; the V. C. C., plant in
Dorbester from $32.000 to $42.665,
and tr e V. C. C. plant in Greenville
from $55,145 to $86,250. t
The Southern Railway. the
T he Southern railway's recent re proFa
for the fiscal year ended June 30, me
1901, is of general interest as it relates miu
to the operations of one of the greatest Ta'
railroad systems of the country. Tie
average number of miles operated for so
the yest, including the St. Louis divis- Th'
ion, was 6,612, as against 6,306 miles inb
in the previous years. The mileage dus
operated at the close of the year was
6,728 miles, as against 6,431 at the of
cose of the Irevious year, an incease su
of 297 miles. Both the gross anid net wa:
re ceipts of the system show a very large thc
increase. The gross earnings for 1901 the
were $34. 660,482.18, against $31,200,
869.89 for 1901, an increase of $3,459,. JaE
The operating expenses and taxes Sp:
were $24 343,625.09 for 1901 and $21,. ma
831,446.86 for 1900, an increase of l
$2 512,178. 23. The net income from h
operations was in 1901 $10,316,857 09, cit:
against $9.363,423.03 in 1900, an in- sta
crease cf $947,434 06. The net income mii
from other sources increased $179,900.- ed
43. In 1901 interest and rentais *
amounted to $7,275,062.96, against fro
$6,755 442.30 in 1900, an increase of
$504,085 96 leaving a balance for 1901 at
of $3, 540,500.04 for 1901, against $2,- be:
917, 2.1 .50 for 1900, an increase ofin
In 1901 the number of passenersra
carried was 7,437,404 against $6,728,- an
63 in 1900, an increase of 10 53 per w
en:. The freight trsffc amounted to
14,121 81 tons in 1901, against 13,674.
044 for 1900, an increase of 3,27pe
cent. The paseenger earnings in 1901t
$10,966,974.71, against $9,904,280.53 be
in 1900, an iaerease of 10.73 per cent. bo:
Ttie trewht earnings in 1901 were tb
$22,203 533 82 in 1201, against $21,- b
05, 426.27 for 1900, an increase of W
5.26 per cent. There was an increase a
of 7.58 per cent in net earnings, an in- P
crease of 6 57 per cent in net earnns b
per mile and an increase of 8.82 per
cent in net earnings per revenue train a
mile. All of these to-npanisons are ab
made for the fiscal years ending June ed
30, 1901 and June 30, 1900. The "
shwing is a very fine one both as to
iscreae of traf!e and revenues and "
)inicates able mLanagement. The phy- ds
sial condition of the great system was Id
nevr so good as it is now. b
Indian Relics. Ia:
The recent tibods in Eaet Tennessee tu
have unearthed many things in the way ti
of Indian relics, akeletons arnd other
thine which tend to th~row light on his- ed
t.r Near Chucky City, Green county, th<
the deep soil of the botom lands was T
washed off, revealiag parts of the old on
or.a of Davy Crock:.t, the famous ers
Tenncs see pioneer. 'lho Gd-fashion, Det
deu';e ch~mw;, built of store, which t
inve wn ml and carried cff smuke item wZ
e fix; where was ecoked vension fLr pe
th hurgry family of the famous hunter Wa
an p ermsst well presemvd, in1
(Contioned from page 1.)
es to the naval sni about on a level
pon arrival at the exposition hos
6l the second bullet wound was
Led. The walls of the abdomen
e opened but the ball was rot lo
-d. The incision was bastily c'osed
after a hasty consultation it was
ided to remove the patient to the
oe of President Milburn. This was
e, the automobile ambulance being
d for the ; urpose. Arrived at the
burn residence all parsons outside
medical attendants, nurses and the
eills immediately concerned, ware
iudtd and tie task of probing for
bullet which had lodged in the ab
en was begun by D:. Roewell
ke. When the news of the crime
telephened to the home of Pres
at Mi burn where Mrs. McKinley
resting immediet steps were
en to spare her the shock of a pre
ture statement of the occurrer c: be
B the true condition of the presi
t coald be ascertained. Guards
*e stationed and no one was per
<ed to approash the house.
Ven it was decided to remov3 the
sident frm the exposition hoepital
he Milburn residence the news was
ken to Mars. McKinley as gently as
ht be by members of the Milburn
lily. She bcre the shock remark
well and displayed the utmost for
hile the aoundea poesident was be
borne from the expeni'ion to the
burn residerce between rows of on
bers with bared heads a far difder
spectacle was being witnessed
rg the route of his assailants j~ur
irom the scene of his crime to po
hearquarters. 'The trip was made
ntiokly that the prienner aas safely
ucd within the wide portals of the
cs station and the doors closed be
an; ore was aware of his plesenoe..
'he new, of the attempted assansin
w had in the meanwhile been spread
adcast by the newspapers. Like
Ifire it spread from mouth to
th. Then bulletins began to ap
r on the boards along newspaper
tes and when the announcement
made that the prisoner bad been
en to police heac quarters, only two
Aks distant from the newspapes tee
l, the crowds surged down toward
terra:e eager for a glimpse of the
toner. At poiico heacquar~ers they
- met by a strong cordon of police,
ech was drawn up across the pave
at on Pearl street and admittance
denied to any but officials authc
;d to take part in the examination of
n a few minutes the crowd had
wn from tens to hundreds and the: e
urn quickly swelled to thousands
il the street was completely blocked
h a mass of humanity. It was at
s juncture that some one raised the
cf 'Lynch him!" like a flash the
was taken up ani the whole :.roevd,
f ignited by the single ma cl thus
ilid. reechoed the cry
"LYNCH HIM!" ' HANG HIM!"
ier the crowd surged forward.
naer the throng became as new ar
sl swelled eaen moment the sway
multiuie. The situation was be
2ing critical when suddaly the big
>r were flung open and a sqra-d of
erves arr ived with solid front Grove
crowd back from the curb, then
oss the street and then gradu~dly
eeded in dispersing them frors
u the erntrance to tne station. .By
s time there was pro'bably 50,(00 pso
asembled in the vicinity of Pearl,
zeca, Erie streets and the terrace.
c:owd was so great that it beesane
easary to rope cff the entire street
~ront of poltee heaciquarters and at a
Shour the police were still partull
in the streets in the neighbor hood
quads of three or fovr.
LUKE A DIME NOVEL.
Account Given by 'he Resis
tentca Le aders
L dispatch from Tampa Faa., says
tirteen of the abducted leaders of
striking cigarmakers of Tampa,
.have returned from exile. The
n who camposed the central corn
.tee of the Resistencia Ucion of
npa, arrived here on a small fruit
ooner, the Gertrude, of this port.
ty were marooned on a barren, un
abited isle off the coast of Hon
'as, and had by an unexpected turn
fortune, escaped death from expo
e and starvation, and mnaie their
rto civilization and safety. The an
rities at Washington have instructed
United States district attorney at
konville, F.a., to make an investi
ion. The party consisted of six
zniards, six Cubans, and one English
n. The Cubans and Englishman,
ever, were naturalized American
zens. The stories they tell are sub
ntialy the same, differing only in
ir details as to the violence resort
to by their abductors.
uis Barcia was taken, at midnight,
m the bedside of his wife, whose
ouchement had taken place three
s before, and whose death has since
in reported. He says he was forced
o a closed cosmage and taken to a
iroad station, where he was put into
electric car, of which the lights
e cut, the current having been shut
Eight of his comrades, who had
nsimilarly captured, were put with
uself into the rear compartment oi
car, and taken to Ballast Point, a
miles west of Tampa, on Hills
ough Bay. Pour other members of
Resisencia Uzion had previously
n taken through the wroods in a
gon to the same place, where a tug
a.fter a brief conference at Ballast
it the thirteen men were dragged
yard the tug and a start was made,
id the derisive farewells from the
luotors on the dock. Tne tug head
f or the schooner Marie Cooper,
ich was riding at anchor in the
cam with all her sails set. The men
re trantferred to the schooner un
a heavy guard. This was on 'lues
night, August sixth. A stif
reze soon carried them down the bay
out to sea. They were told that
zy would be landed on English soi!,
erough away to prevent their re
a t the United States for a long
) the seventh day land was sight
and the captives were informed that
:ir destination had been reache: ,
e men were larnded at night. each
receiving $5, a box of soca crack
two small hame, and three casao
*f, andn~bout a gain of water. Tne
Ga then re'turned to the sehcener,
nh immediately set sail and d'sap
ired in the <iisance. For da~ys they
ndered along the beach, husband
A SUMMER SERMON.
Discourse Full of the Breath of
Hils and Fields.
Dr. Talmage Applies His Text to the
World in Which We Live-The
Need of Olive Wranches in
Every Day Life.
[Copyright. 1901. by Lou's Klopsch, N. Y.]
washington, Sept. 1.
This discourse of Dr. Talmage is
full of the breath of the hills and
fields and is a summer sermon: text,
Nehemiah viii, 1Z, "Go fcrth unto the
mount and fetch olive branches and
pine branches and myrtle branches
and palm branches and branches of
thick trees to make booths."
It seems as if Mount Olivet were
nmoored. The people have gone in
to the mountain and have cut off
tree branches and put them on their
shoulders, and they come forth now
into the streets of Jerusalem and on
the house tops, and they twist these
tree branches into arbors or booths.
Then the people come forth from
their comfortable homes and dwell
for seven days in these booths or
arbors. Why do they do that? X ell,
It is a great festal -time. It is the
feast of tabernacles, and these peo
ple are going to celebrate the desert
:ravel of their fathers and their de
liverance from their troubles, the ex
perience of their fathers when, travel
ing in the desert, they lived in booths
on their way to the land of Canaan.
And so these'booths alobecame high
ly suggestive-I will not say they are
necessarily typical, but highly sug
;estive-of our march toward Heaven
and of the fact that we are only liv
ing temporarily here, as it were, in
booths or arbors, on our-way to the
Canaan of eternal rest. And what
was said to the .ews literally may
be said figuratively to all this at.
ience. Go forth unto the mountain
and fetch olive branches and pine
branches and myrtle branches and
palm branches and branches of thick
trees to make booths.
Yes, we are only here in a tem
porary residence. We are marching
n. The merchant princes who used
to live in Bowling Green, New York,
tave passed away, and their rest
ences are now the fields of cheap
merchants. Where are the men who
i0 years ago owned Washington and
New York? Passed on. There is no
ass in our driving our stakes too
Seep into the earth; we are on the
march. The generations that have
preceded us have gone so far on th.t
we cannot even hear the sound of
their footsteps. They have goa e
aver the hill, and. we are to follofr
them. But, blessed be God, we are
not in this world left out of doors
and unsheltered. '1here are Gospel
booths or Gospel arbors in which our
souls are to be comforted. Go forth
auto the mountain and fetch olive
branches and pine branches and
myrtle branches and palm branches
and branches of thick trees and build
Well, now we soereadyto construn
a ospel arbor or Gospel booth, and
ow shall we construct it? Well, we
must get all the tree branches and
build. According to my text, wev
must go up into the mount and
bring olive branches. What does
that mean? The olive tree grows
.n warm climates, and it reaches the
height of 20 or 22 feet, a straight
stem and then an offshoot from that
litem. And then people come, and
they strip off these branches some
times, and when in time of war the
general of one army takes one of
these olive branches and goes out to
the general of another army, what
ioes that mean? Why, it means un
saddle the war chargers. It means
ang up the war knapsacks. It is but
a beautiful way of saying, Peace'
Now, if we are to-day going to
ucceed in building this Gosp:1 arbor
we must go into the mount of God's
blessing and fetcht the olive branches,
and whatever else we must have we
must have at least two olive
branches, peace with God and peace
with man. When I say peace with
Go I do not mean to represent God
as an angry chieftain, having a
grudge against us, but I do mean to
affi:m that there is no more antag
onism between a hound and a hare,
between a hawk and a pullet, be
tween elephant and swine, than there
is hostility between holiness and sin.
A~nd if God is all holiness and we are
all sin there must be a treaty, there
must be a streltehing forth of olive
There is a great lawsuit going on
now, and it is a lawsuit which man Is
bringing against his Maker. That
lawsuit is new on the calendar. It is
the human versus the Divine, it is ini
uity versus the immaculate, it is
veakness versus omnipotence. Man
began It. CGod did not begin the law
suit. We b egan it. We assaulted our
aker, and the sconer we end this
part of the struggle, in wnich the
finite attempts to overthrow the in
finite and omnipotent-the sooner we
end it the better. Travelers tell us
there is no such place as Mount
Calvary, that it is only a hill, only an
insignificant hill, but I persist in
egling it the mount of God's divine
mercy and love, far grander than
any other place on earth, grander
than the Alps or the B:imalayas, and
there are no other hills as compared
with it, and I have noticed in every
sect where the cross of Chrisa is set
forth it is planted with olive
branches. And all we have to do is
to get rid of this war between God
Bnd ourselves, of which we are all
tired. We want to back out of the
war, we want to get rid of this hos
tlity. All we have to do is just to
get up on the mount of God's bless
ig and pluck thes.e olive brantceeI
encuntering a humain being or sight
ing a sail.
Their small stocks of provisions fin-1
aly gave out and the water supply
was cxhausted. They had almost giv- I
en up the fight when they were dis
covered by an Indian, who brought
them a'd, and took them to the main
!and, and guided them to the planta
tion of a Mr. Bruno, where they were
well received. rheir immediate wants 1
were supplied and they procured a
smsll boat to take them to Truxillo.
They were told by Mr. Bruno, that I
from the description they gave of the
island, they had rvidently been landed 1
near the mouth of Plantation river.
BEFORE the Beaumont discov
ries the annual production of
i in this countryv was about
6'0,00( 0,1000 barrels. Thi rty wells
at Beaumont now produce 1.
500,100 barrels a day, or as much
in 4v' days as the whole country
previously yielded in twelve
months. 'Th is comparison gives
an idea of the immensity anti
the importance of the Texas oil
and wave them before the throne
Peace through our Lord Jesus
Oh, it does not make much differ
once what the world thinks of you
but come Into the warm, intimate
lowing and everlasting relationshii
with the God of the whole universe!
That is the joy that makes a hal
eluiah seem stupid. Why do we wani
o have peace through our Lord Jesup
2rist? Why, if we had gone on it
[0,000 years of war against God we
:ould not have captured so much a
3 sword or a cavalry stirrup of
v-isted off one of the wheels of the
3hariot of his omnipotence. But the
moment we bring this olive uranch
od and all Heaven come on our side,
Peace through our Lord Jesus (.wrist,
nd no other rind of peace is worth
But my text takes a step further,
mnd it says, Go into the mountair
ind fetch olive branches and pine
branches and palmbranches. Now, the
halm tree was very much honored
by the ancients. It had 360 different
uses. The fruit was conserved, the
sap was a beverage, the stems were
,round up for food for camels. The
base of the leaves was turned intc
bats and mats and baskets, and from
the root to the top of the highest
eaf there was usefulness. The tree
grew 85 feet in height sometimes
ind it spread leaves four and five feel
long. It meant usefulness, and i1
meant victory-usefulness for wha1
t produced and victory because i1
was brought into celebrations o:
triumph. And oh, how much we wan1
the palm bran-1 es in the churches
of Jesus Christ at this time! A
reat many Christians do not amouni
to anything. You have to shove
them off the tracn to let the Lord'.
:hariots come along.
I know the old plan was, the plat
cow is, in regard to worldly invest,
ments-you hear it, merchants tel
ou-do not put everything into one
thing, do not put all your eggs intc
one basket. But I have to tell yot
in this matter of religion you hac
better give your all to God and ther
et in yourself. Oh, says some one
"My business is to sell silks ani
:loths," Well, then, my brother, sel:
silks and cloths to the glory of God
And some one says, "My business is
to raise corn and carrots." Then
ny brother, raise corn and carrots tc
the glory of God. And some one
says, "My business is to manufacture
horseshoe nails." Then manufacture
horseshoe nails to the glory of God
There is nothing for you to do tha1
Fou ought to do but for the glory o
Usefulness Is typified by the pain
tree. Ah, we do not want in the
church any more people that are
merely weeping willows, sighing inte
the water, standing and admiring
their long lashes in the glassy spring
K'o wild cherry, dropping bitter fruit
We want palm trees, holding some
thing for God, something for angels
something for man. I am tired ani
sick of this flat, tame, insipid, sa'ti
slippered, nambypamby, hightytight
religion! It Is worth nothing for thi:
world, and it is destruction for eter
nity. Give me 500 men and wome!
ully consecrated to Christ, and we
will take this city for God in three
ears. Give me 10,000 men anc
women fully up to the Christia:
standard. In ten years 10,000 0:
them would take the whole earth foi
od. But when are we going to be
in? We all want to be useful. Ther<
is not a man in the pews that doe:
not want to be useful. When are
we going to begin?
But the palm branch also meani
ictory. You all know that. In al
ages, in all lands, the palm branel
means victory. Well, now, we are b:
nature the servants of satan. H<
tole us, he has his .eye on us, he
wants to keep us. But word come:
from- our Father that if we will tr'
to break loose from this doing o:
wrong our Father will help us, ani
we look the black tyrant in the face
and we fly at him, and we wrestle
him down, and we put our heel o!
his neck, and we grind him in the
aust, and we say, "Victory, victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ!" 0]
what a grand thing it is to have si!
nder our foot and a wasted life be
lnd our backs. "Blessed is he whose
transgression is forgiven and whose
sin is covered."
Do you not think we had bette;
begin now to celebrate the coming
sictory? In the old meeting house
at Somerville my father used to leac
|he singing, and he had the old fash
ioned tuning fork, and he woulc
strike it upon hi.. knee, and the!
put the tuning fork to his ear te
atch the rIght pitch and start thu
ymn. But, friends, do you not thinl
we had better be catching the pitcl
of the everlasting song, the song o
rictory, when we shall be more tha3
congnerors? Had we not better be
gin the rehearsal on earth? "The3
shall hunger no more, neither thirsi
any more; neither shall the sux
ight on them, nor any heat. For the
Lamb which is in the mist of the
throne shall feed them and shall lead
them to living fountains of waters;
and God shall wipe away all tear:
from their eyes."
But then we must have that other
olive branch, peace with man. Now
it is very easy to get up a quarrel
'here are gunpowdery Christians al.
around us, and one match of provoca
tien will set them off. It is easy
enough to get up a quarrel. But, my
rother, do you not think you hac
better have your horns sawed off'
ad not you better make an apol
ogy? Had not you better submit to
i little humiliation? "Oh," you say,
Tuntil that man takes the first stel
will never be at peace with him
Nothing will be done until he is read3
to take the first step!" You area
pretty Christian. When would thi
world be saved if Christ had noi
taken the first step? We were in the
Can't Bar All.
St. Peter-Did you ever do anything
Fair Arrival-I-I smuggled a few
aces through the customhouse.
St. Peter-Oh, well, come in. We
:an't get along without women.-N.
"Do you think bachelors ought te
ec taxed?" asked Willie Wishington.
"No," answered Miss Cayenne. "I
ink the girls ought to make up
'urses and pay them bounties for not
naking homes unhappy."-Washing
Too Miuch of a Good Thing.
Jimson-What became of that man
who had 27 medals for saving people
Dock Worker-lie fell in one day
vhen he had them all on. and the
veight of 'em sunk him.-N. Y. Week
. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Jus't His Wany.
Mael-I sometimes think thai
lharlie doesn't love me-he acts sc
Ages-onsense1 When he act!
wrong. Christ was in the right, alT
right and forever right. And yet He
took the first step. And instead of
going and getting a knotty scourge
with which to whip your antagonist,
your enemy, you hau better get up
on the radiant mount where Christ
suffered for His enemies and just
take an olive branch, not stripping
off the soft, cool, fragrant leaves,
leaving them all on, and then try on
them that Gospel switch. It will not
hurt them, nd it will save you.
Peace be with God, peace with man.
If you cannot take those two doc
trines, you are no Christian.
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
From sor-ow, to!l and pain
And sin we shall be free.
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.
But this evergreen of my text also
suggests the simple fact tha.t religion
Is evergreen. What does the pine
branch care for the snow on its
brow? It is only a crown of glory.
The winter cannot freeze it out. This
evergreen tree branch is as beautiful
in winter as it is in the summer.
And that is the characteristic of our
holy religion. In the sharpest, cold
est winter of misfortune and disaster
it is as good a religion as it is in
the bright summer sunshine. Well,
now, that is a practical truth. For
suppose if I should go up and down
these aisles I would not find in this
house 50 people who had had no
trouble. But there are some of you
who have especial trouble. God only
knows what you go through with.
Oh, how many bereavements, how
many poverties, how many persecu
tions, how many misrepresentations!
And now, my brother, you have tried
everything else, why do you not try
this evergreen religion? It is just as
good for you now as it was in the
day of prosperity. It is better for
you. Perhaps some of you fee al
most like Muckle Backie, the fishers
man, who was chided one day be
cause he kept on working, although
that very day he buried his child.
They came to him and said: "It is
t indecent for you to be mending that
boat when this afternoon you buried
your child." And the fisherman looked
up and said: "Sir, it is very easy for
you gentlefolks to stay in the house
with your handkerchief to your eyes
in grief; but, sir, ought I to let the
other five children starve because one
of them is drowned? No, sir. We
maun work, we maun work, though
our hearts beat like this hammer."
You may have had accumulation of
sorrow and misfortune. They come in
flocks, they come in herds, upon your
soul, and yet I have to tell -you that
this religion can console you, that it
can help you, that it can deliver you
if nothing else will. Do you tell me
that the riches and the gain of this
world can console you? How was it
with the ecclesiastic who had such a
I fondness for money that when he
was sick he ordered a basin of gold
pieces brought to him, and he put his
gouty hands down among the gold
pieces, cooling his hands off in them,
and the rattle and rolling of these
gold pieces were his amusement and
entertainment. Ah, the gold and sil
Iver, the honors, the emoluments of
this world, are a poor solace for a
perturbed spirit. You want some
thing better than this world can give.
-A young prince, when the children
came around to play with him, re
fused to play. He said: "I will play
only with kings." And It would be
supposed that you would throw away
all other solace before this regal sat
isfaction, this imperial joy.
The hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred sweets
Before we reach the heavenly fields
Or walk the golden streets.
City of eternity, to thy bridal halls
From this prison would I flee.
Ah, glory! That's for you and me!
My text brings us one step further.
It says: "Go forth, into the mount
and fetch olive branches and pine
branches and myrtle branches and
palm branches and branches of thick
trees." Now, you know very well
I make this remark under the head
of branches of thick trees-that a
booth or arbor made of slight
branches would not stand. The first
blast of the tempest would prostrate
It. So then the booth or arbor must
have four stout poles to hold up the
arbor or booth, and hence for the
building of the arbor for this world
we must have stout branches of thick
trees. And so it is in the Gospel ar
bor. Blessed be God that we have a
brawny Christianity, not one easily
upset. The storms of life will come
upon us, and we want strong doc
trine; not only love, but justice: not
only invitation, but warning. It Is
a mighty Gospel; it is an Omnipotent
Gospel. These are the stout branches
of thick trees.
Well, my friends, you see I have
omitted one or two points net be
cause I forgot to present them, but
because I have not time to present
them. I have shown you here is the
olive branch of peace, here Is the
pine branch of evergreen Gospel con
solation, here the palm tree branch
of usefulness and of victory, and here
are the stout branches of thick trees.
The Gospel arbor is done. The air Is
aromatic of Heaven. The leaves
rustle with the gladness of God.
Come into the arbor. Come into the
booth. I went out at different times
with a fowler to the mountains to
catch pigeons, and we made *ur
booth, and we sat in that booth and
watched for the pigeons to come.
And we found flocks in the sky, and
after awhile they dropped into- the
net, and we were successful. So I
come now to the door of this Gospel
booth. I iook out. I see flocks of
souls flying hither and flying thither.
Oh, that they might come like clouds
and as doves to the window! Come
into the booth. Come into the booth.
rne crow is the eviu genius or tne
turtle just as of the diamond-back and
other terrapins. When the warm days
of spring come and the female terra
pins and turtles leave their beds in the
marsh, the crow goes on guard, know
ing that a season of feasting is at hand.
Both terrapins and turtles seek the
warm, sandy uplands near the shore
to deposit their eggs. A hole is dug
several inches deep and from 20 to 30
inches oblong, while eggs are deposit
ed and then the nest is filled or covered
with sand. ]lavin~g neatly piled the
sand over the eggs, the turtle raises
herself just as high as is possible, then
comes down with a heavy thud on the
sand. This is continued until the sand
is quite hard, when the eggs are left
for the sun to hatch. In the meantime
the crow has been on guard, and by
means of his sharp bill and strong
claws the work of breaking into the
treasure house of the unsuspecting
turtle is quickly accomplished and
the feast is soon over. The crow is con
sidered by many to be the greatest en
emy the diamond-back has. It is an
easily established fact that the crow
destroys thousands of the eggs of all
kinds of terrapins, not making an ex
ception of the diamond-backs.-Balti.
Better If 8e Had.
Coming home rather late one night,
old Jones discovered a country yokel
with a lantern standing by the kitchen
"Young man," said he, "what are
you doing here?"
"I've come a-courting, sur."
"A-courting? What do you mean?"
"Well, rm a follower of Mary, the
kitchen maid, sur."
"Do you usually carry a lantern
when you are on sueh errands?" asked
the old man, sarcastically.
"Yes, sur, always."
"Don't tell me such nonsense. You
had better be of quickly - courting
with a lantern,' indeed! In my young
days I never used such a thing."
"No, sur," replied the yokel, sidling
off, "judging by yer missus, I shouldn't
think yer did."-London King.
Turns Flank on Monitress.
It was at an exclusive South side
boarding school and the young women
pupils in the institution were at din
ner. The preceptress was a task mis
tress of the most rigid sort and al
ways paid special attention to the
manners of the young women at the
table. She laid down the strictest
rules and she compelled her pupils to
obey them to the letter.
On this occasion she espied one of
the young women wiping her knife
with a napkin.
"Would you do such a thing as that
at home?" asked the preceptress,
"No, indeed, I would not," replied
the young woman. "We have clean
knives at home."-Chicago Chronicle.
Unique Concert-Old Violins.
According to a German correspond
ent, a concert was lately given in Ber
lin which has a unique interest on
account of the instruments used for
the occasion. The first iteu on the
programme was played on violins for
merly possessed by his royal high
ness, the late duke of Saxe-Coburg
Gotha. They were a Stradivarius of
1723, a Rueggeri of 1667, an Amati
riola of 1680, and a Techler violoncel
lo of 1703. Other violins were: One
formerly belonging to the earl of
Falmouth, a Carlo Bergonzi of 1733;
a 1723 Stradivarius, made for and
owned by the king of Spain; Lord
Nelson's Amati of 1648 and his Sane
tus Serafin of 1712. Voilin bows used
were made by Tourte, and former
ly owned by Vieuxtemps,Leonard and
Paganini, and the Vuillaume bow, for
merly owned by De Beriot and Prince
de Chiniay.-N. Y. Sun.
Exceptionally heavy rainfalls often
occur, sometimes with disastrous ef
fects. For periods of five minutes rain
falls have occurred at Bismarck. N. D.,
at the rate of nine inches per hour, at
Jacksonville, Fla., at the rate of seven
inches, and at Galveston, Tex., at the
rate of 61/ inches. In periods of 60
minutes rain has fallen at these three
stations at the rate of over two inches
per hour; at Galveston at the rate of
21/ inches. One inch of rainfall is equiv
alen t to 27,154 gallons of 226,000 pounds
on each and every acre of the wetted
area. Rainfall at the rate of nine
inches per hour represents a fall of 33,
900 pounds, or 4.073 gallons, per min
ute per acre. In five minutes, such a
rainfall would cover each areauf four
square miles with 51,000,00 gallons-a
quantity much in excess of the daily
consumption of the city of Washing
An Unexpected Result.
An amusing episode occurred at a
political meeting at Lavendon dur
ing the general election. After hear
ing the speeches of the candidate and
his supporters an aged conservative
from Wolverton mounted the plat.
form and caused some mystery by dra
matically holding aloft a walnut,
when he proceeded to say:
"This is a political walnut. The
rough shell represents the radicals;
the next, the thin, bitter skin, is the
liberals, and the kernel represents
the good conservative."
A man in the audience cried out:
"Now crack it."
The Wolverton tory did so, when,
1o and behold! the kernel was rot
ten! The admixture of laughter and
chagrin that followed may be imag.
ined.-London Spare Moments.
A man asked a friend to stay and
have tea. Unfortunately, there was
no tea in the house, so a servant
was sent to borrow some. Before the
latter had returned the water was
already boiling, and it became neces
sary to pour in more cold water.
This happened several times, and at
length the boiler was overflowing, but
no tea had come. Then the man's
wife said to her husband: "As we
don't seem likely to get any tea, you
had better offer your friend a bath!'
-History of Chinese Literature.
Rare Astronomical Event.
The sudden blazing into view of a
star previously invisible ranks among
the very rarest of astronomica]
events. Only 14 times since men first
bgan to write down records of the
skies has such an occurrence been
chronicled; and but once before have
astronomers found a "temporary'
star rivaling in splendor Anderson's
recent discovery in the constellation
Jack-Hello, old man! What makes
you look so glum?
Jim-Edith-Miss Sheeroff-has re
fused me; she doesn't care at aui
"V ho told you?"
"She did, of course. Why, what do
"Oh, she told me some time ago
that she never hoped to make you
understand it."-Harpcr's Bazar.
"I wish to ask you one question,"
said the Sweet Young Thing.
"Go ahead," answered the Savage
Bachelor. "Being a woman, of .course,
your question is something personal."
"'What I want to know is this: Are
you so mean because you are a
bachelor, or are you a bachelor be
cause you are so mean?"-Indianap
One ot Them.
"D~o you suppose," asked the fair
Eulalla McGillicuddy, "that the lower
creatures ever have any amuse
"Well," repied Jason P. Simpson, "I
have heard of a fish ball."-Detroit
They Don't Speak Now.
Ida-I want to have sonme picture.
taken. Can you recommend a photog
Ada-Flashem! I've heard that he
has a way of making the homeliest
people look absolutely handsome.
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
Decrease in English Arrests.
Since the outbreak of the war in
South Africa, a marked decrease in the
number of prisoners up for trial at the
assizes has been noted In England.
Little Japanese Cook. 1
0, he was a perfect jewel-her little
Japanese cook! So watchful and at
tentive! He wrote in his little mem
orandum book all her instructions, so
there could be no mistake. His cui
sine? Incomparable. His manners?
Divine. But, like all good things and
perfect jewels, he had to go. He
begged the privilege of calling and
say good-by before sailing for his na
tive land, and in due time his card was
presented by the footman with a "Ph.
D."after his name. Madame foundhim
in full evening dress and some foreign
decorations. He informed her that his
degree had been conferred by a cele
brated German university, and that he
had been in America to obtain at short
range material for a book on the man
ners and social customs and the daily
domestic life of the upper-class Amer
ican people. At first inclined to the
horrors and hysterics, madame Snall
yielded to the humor of the situation
and forgave the former cook his amaz
ing duplicity. If I am not in error she
invited him to dinner to inveigle her
husband into the joke.-N. Y. Press.
Cooperation in Farming.
The Dane thoroughly understands
the value of cooperation. Butter was
at first made on every farm, but part
ly owing to the difficulty-of procuring
trained butter makers, partly to the
smallness of the farms, Danish butter
was at first of uncertain quality and
fetched a low price in England. So
the goahead Danish farmer combined
with his fellows, and at the present
day almost every parish has its coop
erative dairy. On an average 150
small farmers combine together to es
tablish a dairy,. subscribing between
them 21,000, that is eight pounds
sterling each, this being enough cap
ital for a dairy of 850 cows. A coop
erative society has also been formed
for organized egg collecting for ex
port. Local societies are established
all over the country, whose members
engage to deliver fresh eggs. They,
are lined five pounds six shillings for,
every bad egg delivered after fair
A Chinese Choir.
A church choir, couplete in all its
parts and composed exclusively of Chi
nese vocalists, accompanied on the or
gan by a young Chinese matron, is one
of the unique practical sights sad re
sults of Christian efort in Sen Fran
cisco. Of course it h-s required years
to accomplish this result, but in those
years the zeal and hope of Rev. L 3.
Condit and his missionary wife have
known neither flickering nor-wavering.
As a result, Dr. Condit presides Sun
day after Sunday at the services in the
Presbyterian church on Stockton
street; a Chinese congregation eom
posed of men, women, children and in
fanta in arms attend for worship, ead
now sufficient advance has been made
to have the music of the service ren
dered by a double quartette of male
and female voices. - San Franoise
Gambled Away His Front Stairs.
One of the most extraordinary me
mentoes of gambling mania is to be
seen to this day at B'oughton hall, the
resience of the marquis of Cholmon-I
deley. This is a blank space where the
central flight of steps leading to thee
entrance hall should be. The hall att
one time belonged to Robert Wrsipole,
earl of Orford. Lord Orford was a tre
mendous gambler. One of his feats
was to gamble away that particular
liight of steps. The winner carted
them off, and they have never been re
placed. The effect of the blank space
is most singular.-London To-Day.
New industries in Palestine.
One of the Zionist movements In
Vienna is an effort to establish indus
tries in Palestine. Among those being
considered are fez and basket making
and the manufacture of textile fab
ries;- clothing, paper, chemicals,
matches, machinery, bricks and tiles.
The production of wines has been one
of the Zionist developments and has
proven successful, large quantities of A
Palestinian wine being exported an
nually-N. Y. Tribune.
Might Need a Size Larger.
Towne-liello! Where did you get
the iiew tile?
Browne-Won it from Jinks on a het.
He's got to give me a wine supper to
night on another bet.
"fl'm. Don't you think It would have
been wiser to wait until to-morrow
morning to select the hat?"-Philadel
Russians Stay U7p Late.
The Russian people are not fa-vorable
to the old adage early to bed and early
to rise, etc. Even in the country dis
tricts the czar's subjects like to sit up
late o' nights. In the great capitals the
principal streets are generally crowded
often to the small hours of the morn
irng. Many of the theaters do not open
till midnight.-N. Y. Post.
Beautiful Ancient Statue.
The Greek inspector general of an
tiquities states that the bronze statue
of a youth recently discovered at Cer
igo, in the Ionian islands, dates from
the period of Phidias, and is the most
beautiful relic of antiquity yet
brought to light.-Chicago Inter
"Ah, Mirabelle!" he sighed. "May I
not hope that you will be mine for
"If you wish to hope that long, Mr.
Sophtie," she replied. "I don't sup.
pose I could stop you."-Philadelphia
A Sure Vietim.
She-A faint heart never won a fair
lady, you know.
He-N-no, and a faint heart neyer
got away from one either.-Judge.'
One Step Above Begging.
Borrowing is but one step above
begging.-Chicago Daily News.
One Man's Wisdom.
She (after the proposal)-Are you
in favor of a long or short engage'
He-If you can cook I'm in favor
of a short one. If you can't we had
better make it long enough to enable
you to learn.-Chicago Daily News..
Like Your Shadow.
False friends are like your shadow
-only with you in sunshine.-Chica-,
go Daily News.
Time and Beauty.
Time is an expert beauty slaughter
Swedish Land Arrangement.
In Sweden they have a land arrange
ment of this kind. The farmer will1
give a tonant so many acres of ground,I
provided the tenant will give him soj
many days' labor for so many yea,
the labor to be paid as wanted.--N. Y.
Warned in Time.
Tired Tread well-Hold on; don't go
to dat house fer grub.
Saunitering Sim-Why not?
"I seen a delivery boy takin' a snow
shovel in dere yistady."-ChicaoQ