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Folly of Allowing Forebodings of
Evil to Influence Action.
Dr. Talmage in IIIs Sermon Declares
the Life of E.vcry Man, IWOmUan
and Child to Ue CloselY
Under Divine Care.
[Copyr!gbt, tO, by Lctus K'cpsch, N. Y.3
NWashi:gtor., Sept.. &
In this discourse Dr. Talinge
shows the folly of allowing forebud
ings to influence us and how cxpee
tation of evil weakens and destroys.
Text, Matthew 6:3i: "Suilcielt IUnto
the day is the evil thereo:."
The life of every =-an, wonian and
child is as closely under ivi::e carc
as though such pers o were the 011%
man, woman or chiki. Therc :ure no
accidents. As there ;s a law o' storms
in the natural world, so there is a
law of trouble, a law of disaster, a
law of misfortune; but the majority
of the troubles of life are imaginary,
and the most of those anticipated
never come. At any rate, there is no
caUse of dmplaint against God. See
how much He has dotne to make you
happy, His sunshine filling the earth
with glory, inal!g rainbow for the
storm and halo for the mountain,
greenness for the moss, sairron for
the cloud and crystal for the billow
and procession of bannered flame
through the opening gutes of the
morhing, chaftinches to simg, rivers
to glitter, seas to chant and springs
to blossom, and overpowering all
other sounds with its song and over
arching all other splendor with its
triumph, covering up all other beauty
with its garlands and outfiashing all
thrones with its dominion-deliver
ance for a lost world through the
I discourse of the sin of borrow
First, such a 'habit of .mind and
heart is wrong, because it puts one
Into a despondency that ill fits him
for duty. I planted two rosebushes
in my garden; the one thrived beau
tifully, the other perished. I found
the dead one on the shady side of the
house. Our dispositions. like our
plants, need sunshine. Expectancy
of repulse is the cause of many sec
ular and religious failures. Fear of
slander and abuse has often invited
all the long-beaLad vultures of scorn
and baekbiting. Many of the misfor
tunes of life, like hyenas, flee if you
courageously meet them.
How poorly prepared for religious
duty is a man who sits down under
the gloom of expected misfortune! If
he prays, he says: "I do not think I
shall bi answered." If he gives, he
says: "I expect they will steal the
money." Helen Chalmers told me
that her father, Thomas Chalmers, in
the darkest hour of the history of
the Free church of Scotland and when
the woes of the land seemed to weigh
upon his heart, said to his children:
"Come, let us go out and play ball or
fly kite," and the only dificulty in
the play was that the children could
not keep up with their father. The
McCheynes and the Summernields of
the church who did the most good
toiled in the sunlight. Away wvith the
horrors! They distill poison; they
dig graves, and if they could climb
so high they would drown the re
joicings of Heaven with sobs and
You will have nothing but mnisfor
tune in the future if you sednibously
watch for it. How shall a man catch
the right kind of fish if he arranges
his line and hook and bait to catch
lizards and water serpents? Hunt for
bats and hawks, and bata and hawks
you will find. Hunt for robin red
breasts, and you will find robin red
breasts. One night an eagle and an
owl got into fierce battle. The eagle,
nused, to the night, was no match
for the owl, which !s most at home
in the darkness, and the king of the
air fell helpless. But the morning
rose, and with it rose the eagle, and
the owls and the nighthawks and the
bats came a second time to the com
bat. Now, the eagle in the sunlight,
with a stroke of his talons and a
great cry, cleared the air, and his en
emies, with torn feathers and
splashed with blood, tumbled into
the ticokets. Ye are the children of
light. In the night of despondency
you will have no chance against your
enemies that flock up from beneath;
but, trusting in God and standing in
the sunshine of the promises, you
shall "renew your youth like the
:Again, the habit of borrowing
trouble is wrong because it has a
tendeney to make us overlook pres
ent blessing- To slake man's thirst
the rock Is cleft and cool waters leap
into his brimming cup. To feed his
hunger the fields bow down with
bending wheat, and the cattle come
from the clover pastures to give him
milk, and the orchards yellow and
ripen, casting their juicy fruits into
his lap. Alas, that amid such exuber
ance of blessing man should growl
as though he were a soldier on half
rations or a sailor on short allowv
ance; that a man should stand neck
deep in harvests looking forward to
famine; that one should feel the
strong pulses of health marching
with regular tread through all the
avenus of life and yet tremble at the
expected assault of sickness; that a
anan should sit in his pleasant home,
fearful that ruthless wvant will some
day rattle the broken window sash
with tempest and sweep the coals
frm the hearth and pour hunger
into the bread tray; that a man fed
by Him who owns a1l the harvests
should expect tco starve; that one
whom God loves andi surrounds with
benediction and attends with angelio
People Who Make Sunshine.
There is a society that has for its
motto these word:s "If you, have a
kindness shown you pass it on." There
is a sermon in a few words. There are
thousands of people who sec much of
the dark side of life. They are poor,
miserably poor. Their lives are pinch
ed. They hardly know what kit'! ness
means. Sickness to them mrans thc
hospital and charity. So the Surshine
Society was organized, and it grew and
broadened. There were noble women
behind it. Their hearts throbbed with
good feeling. Th'ey read to the sick in
the hospitals. They established free
library section - in tenement districts.
and bright faced girls gave up after
noons to instructing and amusing chil
dren who needed just thai kind of help.
In addition, work was found for young
girls recovering froni illness atd too
weak to resume their regular p.ositions.
Now ten new reading and ersemer t
sections are to be evened, vd sn'
shine, as warm and brikht -.s cod'
pulses can make it, vwili eter :tn rd
of many people. It is a tel. h
thropy. [t is prsctical, ead it is ~u
escort ana noverS over ith m oO
than motherly fondness should be
looking for a heritage of tears! Has
Cod been hard with thee that thou
slho :.ist be foreboding? Has Ie
stinted thy board? hIas le covered
thee with ra H? Has le spread
traps for thy feet, and galled thy
cup, and rasped thy soul, and
wrecked thee with storm, and thun
dered upon thee with a life full of
If your father or brother come into
vour bank where gold and silver are
lying about, you do not watch them.
for vou know they are honest, but if
an entire strangwr come by the safe
you keep your eye on him, for you
'do not know his designs. So some
non -reat God: not as a father, but
a siran-er. aid act suspiciously to
ward 1 Ui. It is high time you began
to thank God for present blessing.
ihauk 11im for your children, happy,
buoyant and bounding. Praise Him
for your home, with its fountain of
song and laughter. Adore Him for
morning light and evening shadow.
Praise Ilim for fresh, cool water bub
biing from the rock, leaping in the
cascade, soaring in the mist, falling
in the shower, dashing agains: the
rock and clapping its hands in the
tempest. Love Him for the grass that
cushi.ons the earth and the clouds
that eurtain the sky and the foliage
that waves in the forest. Thank Him
for a Bible to read and a Saviour to
Many Christians think it a bad sign
to be jubilant, and their work of self
examination is a hewing down of thei:
brighter experiences. Like a boy with
a new jackknife, hacking everythi:ag
he comes a cross, so their self-examir.a
tion is a religious cutting to pieces of
the greenest things they can lay their
hands on. They imagine they are do
ing God's service when they are going
about borrowing trouble, and borrow
Ing it Qt 30 per cent., which !s always
a sure precursor of bankruptcy.
Again, the habit of borrowing trou
ble is wrong because the present is suf
ficiently taxed with trial. God sees
that we all need a certain amount of
trouble, and so he apportions ft for all
the days and years of our life. Also
for the policy of gathering it all up for
One day or year! Cruel thing to put
upon the back of one camel all the
cargo intended for the entire caravan.
I never look at my memorandum book
to see what engagements and dutiet
are farahead. Let every week bear its
own burdens. The shadows of to-day
are thick enough. Why implore the
presence of other shadows? The cup
is already distasteful. Why halloo to
dsasters far distant to come and
wring out more gall in the bitterness-?
Are we such champions that, having
won the belt in former encounters, we
can go forth to challenge all the fu
Here are business men just able to
manage affairs as they now are. They
can pay their rent and meet their notes
and manage affairs as they now are,
but how if a panic should come and
my Investments should fail? Go to
morrow and write on your daybook
or on your ledger, on your money safe:
"Sufficient unto the day is the evil
thereof." Do not worry about notes
that are far from due. Do not pile up
on your counting desk the financial
anxieties of the next 20 years. The
God who has taken care of your world
ly occupation, guarding your store
from the torch of the incendiary and
the key of the burglar, will be as faith
ful in 1910 as in 1901. God's hand is
mightiezr than the machinations of
stock gamblers or the plots of political
demagogues or the right arm of revo
lution, and the darkness will fly and
the storm fall dead at his feet.
So there are persons in feeble health,
and they are worried about the fu
ture. They make out very well now,
but they are bothering themselves
about future pleurisies and rhenma
tisms and neuralgias and ievers. Their
eyesight is feeble, and they are wor
red unless they entirely lose it. Their
hearing is indistinct, and they are
alarmed lest they beoome entirely
deaf. They feel chilly to-day and are
expecting an attack of typhoid. They
have been troubled for weeks with
some perplexing malady and dread be
coming lifelong invalids. Take care
of your health now and trust God for
the future. Be not guilty of the bias
phemy of asking Him to take care of
you while you sleep with your windows
tight down or eat chicken salad at 11
o'clock at night or sit down on a cake
of ice to cool off. Be prudent, and
then be confident. Same of the sickest
people have been the most useful. IR
was so with Payson, who died deaths
daily; and Robert Hall, who used to
stop in the midst of his semn and
lie down on the pulpit sofa to rest
and then go on again. Theodore Fre
linghuysen had a great horror of dying
till the tine came and then went peace
fully. Take care of the present, and
let the future look out for itself. "Suf
ficient unto the day is the evil there
Again, the habit of borrowing mis
fortune is wrong because it unfits us
for it when it actually does come. We
cannot always have smooth sailing.
Life's path will sometimes tumble
among declivities and mount a. ateep
and be thorn pierced. Judas will kiss
our cheek an d then sell us for 30 pieces
of silver. Human scorn will try to
crucify us between two thieves, We
will hear the iron gate of the sepulcher
creak and grind as it shut-s in our
kindre d. But we cannot get ready for
these things by forbodings. They wvho
fght imaginary foes Will come out of
breath into conflict with the armed dis
asters of the future. Their ammuni
ton will have been wasted long beferre
they come under the guns of real mis
fortune. .3oys in attempting to jump
a wall sometimes go so far back in or
der to ge- impetus that when they
come up they are exhausted, and these
long races in order to get spring
enough to vault trouble bring us up a.t
effect on those people who only lack
opportunity to become ornaments to
society. Don't forget the Sunshine
motto: "If you have a kindness shown
you, pass it on."
City Takes a Hand.
The city council of Charleston at its
regular monthly meeting Friday ratified
the recent ordinace and which renders
the sale of liquor in any form in Char
leston, other than as it is prepared for
in the dispensary law, a misdemeanor.
Mayor Szythe will give the Police
Department instuctions to rigidly en
force the ordinance, and from now on
al the alleged blind tigers in Charles
ton will have to lock well to them
seves. This ordinance, it ,will be re
membeed, was adopted at the sugges
tion of the state authorities of South
As Parker, the Georgia colored man
who caug7ht Cz;!ogosz, said: "A man
n :.have been able to shoot the pres
iao in the south, but he would never
East to the dreadfui reayt wts r
Finally, the habit of borrovlng
trouble is wrong because it is unbelief.
God has promised to take care of s.
The Bible blooms with assurances.
Your hurazer will be fed; your sickness
will be alleviated; your sorrows will
be healed. (od will sandal your feet
and smooth your path, and along by
frowning crag and opening grave
sound tha voices of victory and good
cheer. The summer cloudes that seem
thunCer charged really carry in their
boso.n harvests of wheat and shocks
of carn and vineyards 'purpling for the
winepress. The wrathful wave will
kiss the feet of the great Storm Walk
er. Our great Joshua wil command,
and above your soul the sun of pros
perity will stand still. fleak and wave
s-truck Patmos shall have apocalyptic
vision, and von shall hear the cry of
elders and the sweep of wings and
trumpets of -salvation and the voice of
haUeluiah unto God forever.
Your way may wind along dangeroue
bridle paths and amid wolf's howl and
the scream of the vulture, but the way
still winds upward till angels guard It.
and trees of life overarch it, ani
thrones line it, and crystalline foun
talus leap on It, and the pathway ends
at gates that are pearl and streets that
are gold and temples that- are always
open and hUls that quake with per
petual song and a city mingling for
ever Sabbath and jubilee and triumpb
Let pleasure chant her siren song;
'Tis not the song for me.
To weeping it will turn ere long,
For this is Heaven's decree.
But there Is a song the ransomed sing
To Jesus. their exalted Kir.g,
With joyful heart and tongue.
Oh, that's the song for me!
Courage, my brotherl The father
father does not give to his son at
school enough money to last him setv
eral years, but, as the bills for tuition
a.nd board ard clothinf a.nd books come
in, pays them. So Got will not give you
grace all at once for the future, but
will meet all your exigencies as they
come. Through earnes-t prayer trust
Him. People ascribe the success of a
certain line of steamers to businesp
skill and know r,ot the fact That when
that line of steamers started the wife
of the proprietor passed the whole of
each day when a s teamer started in
prayer to God for it-s safety and the
success of the line. Put everything in
God's hands and leave it there. Large
interest money to pay will soon eat up
a farm, a store, an estate, and the in
terest on borrowed troubles will
swamp anybody. "Sufficient unto the
day is the evil thereof."
HOW MEN MAKE LOVE.
Some Do It in a Grandiloquent Man.
ner and Fail to Make an
All sorts of men in all kinds of
conditions have made love to me.
While I won't say that I loved them
all in return, they-that is those
who sent me fruits and flowers and
bonbons, not diamonds and gems,
succeeded best with me. Stage wom
en don't want b1g things; it is the
trifles that touch their hearts, says
Marie Dressler, in St. Louis Post
Handsome men have never succeed
ed with me. They arc generally too
overbearing and make you feel as if
they did you a fav'or by making love
to you. The little gentlemanly things
a man does win a woman's heart.
I like a man who take's his hat off
in my presence and the cigar out of
his mouth the moment I come neai
him; who rises from the table and
.remains standing while I am being
I like the man who divines when I
feel a draft and gets up to shut the
window even If it is in a garden.
The man who wants to win my
heart mustnt do these things only
for a few weeks, while I am getting
interested in him, but keep right on
The straightest way to a woman's
heart is by small and gentlemanly
courtesies. It never fails. The man
who showers diamonds acd costly
presents upon a woman is usually
very ostentatious about it. The fel
low who comes along with a bunch
of flowers or a bonbon box makes
you feel as if you did him an honor
to accept his present. He'll win
where the other will get the cold
Love-making is an art which wom
en understand much better than men.
-Marie Dressler, in St. Louis Post,
Fighting Yellow Fever.
If th, ship enters the mouth. of the
Mississppi with a clean bill of health
nd no sickness on board she is al
lowed to proceed to quarantine.
There the quarantine offcer and his
ssistant physician go aboard. The
reports of the master and physiaian
are received 'first. Then the crew is
mustered, the roll is called, and, as
each man's name is reached, h~e steps
out of line and extends his arm to
the physician, who feels his pulse,
nd if the slightest abnormality i
ietected indicative of fever the clin
ical thermometer is used at onco to
get the degree of fever.-Earl Mays,
in Leslie's Monthly.
Burial Stopped by Bees.
While the body of a child was being
lowered into a grave at Salem, Ind., a
swarm of bees attacked the mourners
and drove them away. It was only
after dark that the sexton and hIs
attendants were able to return tocom-.
pete the burial, the bees remaining
at the grave until the gloom of night
caused them to depart.
"We allourlittle southern branch
railway the G. 0. P."
"What's that for?"
"Get out and push."-Chicago Rec'
A Fatal Mistake.
Cornelia Wideman, a young colored
women, residing in Summerville temn
porarily, died Thrusday nigh at the
home of a relative in Elizab-thtown-a
negro settlement--northwest of the ar
enal. The woman was from Edgefield,
and was here to have her eyes treated.
She had several packages of powders
which she was taking, and it seems,
from what can be learned, that she,
while in a partially blind condition,
ook the wrong powder a posion, and
Look a large does of it. She grew
leathly sick, a nd, in a very short
ime, died. There was no inquets
held, but it was thought for a while
:hat that taere would be one-Augusta
The "average American," says Dr.
enry Gannett in Everybody's Maga
;e, is in a measure a slave to tobacco.
-e consumes twenty pounds of the nar
otic weed a year, or one ounce per
ay, and although he has used it freely
inoo he was grown, as did his father
d grandfather befare him, it does not
ppear that he has suffered any mental
*r physical deteioration in consequence
She Capifred a Coit '
By D. A. Chauncey.
(Copyright, 1901. by Avthors Syndicate.)
W ELL, girls, put on your war
paint," said Cousin Fred, as
he threw himself into a chair on the
veranda; -your opportunity has ar
rived--or is about to. A German
count, real thing, you know, fam
ily castle and ancestral portraits
and estates and orders, and a name
longer than a trolley line. Coming to
morrow, so brush up on German and
the history of the Von Schimmielheim
er family, and plan the most fetching of
In an instant Cousin Fred was the
center of six excited girls, and was
plied with so many questions that the
very atmosphere seemed one great in
"How do I know? A little bird told
me. Besides, Frank Lacy showed me
a letter from the count's secretary;
Frank knew him at the university.
He has to leave f<or the west, and wants
me to do the honors in his place. Yes,
the count is unmarried, young and
eligible; probably runting for a girl
with a baiwel of money. That gives
Fannie and Belle rather the inside
track. Although I imagine Aunt Marga
ret would make some sacrifices to give
Dora and Helen a show to be a count
ess. I guess, Lona, you will have to
sit on the fence and see him go by.
Of course Mary will 'sass' him and be
sarcastic with all concerned."
"'rhat's where your head's level," re
sponded Mary. "I haven't money or ex
pectations enough to buy a dry goods
clerk, and if I had a million, and had
to buy a husband, I don't know but
the dry goods clerk would be the best
"I confess that I wouldn't object to
wearing a coronet," remarked Fannie.
"Good," resporded Cousin Fred.
"One entry for the prize. Do I hear
"I hope he's handsome," remarked
Dora, as the six cousins started for
their rooms to dress for dinner .
The next day the count arrived with
his secretary, who apparently was also
his companion. In the evening the two
were presented to the girls by Cousin
F-ed. They were intelligent gentle
men of 28 or 30.
After the introductions there fol
lowed an immediate appropriation of
the count by Fannie and Dora, with a
languid effort on the part of Belle to
interest the titled person, and inef
fectual attempts by Helen and Lona to
maintain their parts.
Mary soon found herself In conversa
tion with the private secretary, who
was slightly taller than the count.
Soon tiey were joking away with the
utmost freedom. When Fannie took
the count's arm and swept out on
the broad veranda for a promenade,
giving the other girls a. glance of tri
umph, Mary could not resist saying
sweetly to Mr. Schwartz:
"Your European aristocracy never
.bake a mistake in picking out the girl
"I beg your pardon!" replied her
"Oh, yes, he has instantly discovered
the richest one of the party." -Then
noting the astonishment on his face,
"You mustn't be surprised at a-.:y
thing I do. No one is, after they know
me. I am 'the incorrigible' of the famn
"Then Miss Curtin is very wealthy?"
"Yes, indeed. Mfoney on both sides
of the house-nothing lacking but ao
count or a duke or something of that
"Then the count is esteemed a great
"By- those who want that sort of
thing and can afford to pay for it,'
He laughed with rather more mirth
than the occasion seemed to demand,
and offered his arm for a promenade.
During the days that followed the
two Germans became more and more
intimate with the Curtin party, which
intimacy was duly approved of by the
mammas. Fanny retained her lead
with the count, although he took Helen
riding and always danced more with
Belle, but she was by all odds the best
dancer. while the private secretary
strd Mary found themselves thrown to
gether a great deal. He liked her
sharp tongue and unconventional
cmments. The mammnas of the party
were reconciled (Mary's mamma was
dead), and they even commented that
"it would be just like Mary to marry
some secretary or somebody who had
neither money nor position-but dear
knows, they had done all they could,
and she was such a headstrong piece
that it wa beyond guessing what she.
would do next-perhaps become a
school-teacher, and any marriage were
better than that."
The stay of the foregners, whioh
ad been set for one week, lengthened
t-o two, and then to three; and here
it was the fourth week, and the sea
son nearly over. It was evident that
matters were approaching a crisis be
sween Fannie and the count. It also be
came evident one day that there was
a breach between the two Germans
Cousin Fred rushed out of the billiard
room into the midst of the girls on the
"Great Ctresar's ghost, but that pri
vate secretary, Schwartz, has been lay
ing down the law to the count! Both
are madder than blazes, and I believe
the trouble is over Fannie. The first
we know there will be a melodrama
right here on the veranda. I'll bet a
dollar that it's a tempest in a teapot,
and Schwartz simply proposes to teil
Fannie that the count hasn't a red
cent, and Is courting her for her money.
Here comes Schwartz now. I'm off.
Can't catch me in a scene."
Sure enough out marched Schwartz,
flushed of face and stiff of manner.
"Miss Curtin," he began, formally
addressing Fannie. "I owe it to you
to make you informed regarding a
matter upon which I have remained
silent too long already. I--"
"Is it with regard to Count von
Schimmieleimer?" she interrupted.
"It is," replied Schwvartz.
"Then you must excuse me. I pre
fer not to hear it," and Fannie swept
into the hotel like an insulted
That afternoon Schwartz asked
Mary to ride, and when they had
reached a bit of quiet road he turned
to her and said a
-; ea to mnKOe a conredsrom
your cousin this afternoon. She re
used to listen. I now desire to make
the same confession to you, but for
a different purpose. Will ycu listen?"
"I don't see how 1 can stop it,"
she replied. "I cannot rise and sweep
into the house."
"First I want to tell that I love
you and would make you my wife.
E would speak to your father and
make known to him that I am a
proper person to sue for your band,
but I do not desire to do so until
[know if your feelings toward me are
rtnaea to Ue so norupt, but i 23
necessary for me to explain to-day."
She had grow.Nn pale. She knew
that she had become very fond of
the handsome secretary, but she had
scarcely thought of marriage.
"Should I not hear the confession
first?" she aske!.
"N.o believe mue, you should not,"
he replied, with an air so masterful
that she looked at him with surprise.
"I ask no promise; only a hint tbat
you think enough of me to let me
talk to your father. 'May T. may I,
fraulein? Will you trust me?"
"I wi.1." she whispered. and he
raised her ltni to his lips with 1!!
the (ourtesv of a prince of the lold.
"iy confession is this," he said.
"I am an impostor. I am not. Mr.
Sehwvartz. I am Count von Selim
mielheiimer and mv friend is Mir.
Scliwvartz. Your cousin. Mr. Curtin.
got us mixed in the introduction and
we decirled to let it go as a joke. My
secretary is not acting honorably with
ymr cousin and is taking advantage
of the mistake to attempt a marriage
to secure her fortune. There is
thought of an elopement to-night."
Wien 'Mary recovered from her sur
prise she set her keen senses to work
and the elepement was prevented. al
though Farnie's humiliation could not
The emperor of Germany is always
meeting with accidents, although on
the middle tintrer of his left hand he
wears a famous talisman which for
centuries has been credited with a
supernatural power to protect the
wearer from evil and injury of all
kinds. It is a dark-colored, square
shaped stone, set in a massive gold
ring, and riginally belonged to Sa
ladin, from whom it was captured by
a German knight under the walls of
Jerusalem during the crusades. It
afterward came into the possession
of Ulrich, the margrave of Nurem
burg. who was the founder of the
Hohenzollern family. This ring has
been passed down from generation to
generation, one of the most highly
prized and interesting heirlooms of
the dynasty, but the kings of Prus
sia of late generations have seldom
worn it until it was inherited by the
present kaiser. It is a matter of dis
cussion whether he wears it from
superstition or ordinary interest. It
has never left his finger since he
came to the throne, although by this
time he must have lost confidence in
the protective power of the jewel.
MRS. BUGHIS GONE
With $2,000 and 9 Man's Suit of
Clothes She Decamps.
There is a iefendant missing at crim
inal cowt in Greenville this week. The
celerated Mattie Hughes case was to
come up but the defendant is not there
and she is not here, where her home
has been for more than a year past.
She has been running a restaurant ai d
it is generally conceded has made a
great deal of money and trouble.
Mattie A Hughes lif this town last
week in the attire of a man. She sold
her restaurant business and for a day
or so was seen about town several imes
with a man's clothing on. It has been
hited by some who pretend to know
that she L as either gone to Charleston
or Charlotte. It is not believed she is
in this city.
This woman has been the cause of a
great deal of trouble. Nearly three
yeas ago she killed her husband Geo.
W. Hughes, at Greers and three timet
she was put on trial, but in each case
a mistrial resulted. Judge Townsend
heard the csse first and it is his time
at Greenville again. A few liqucr cases
are pending against her there.
In Spartanburg her course did not
improve and complaint resulted from
her establishment at the depot. Fights
became frequent and the police were in
demand A case for keeping a disor
derly house wasn made by the grand
Jury. It is understood she has threat
ened the chief of police. Several cases
for liquor selling are pending against
her. Mrs. Hughes is und-ubtedly
away. She dressed up in a $15 suit,
took $2,000, it is said, and went out to
see the world.-Spar' ai burg Jouroal.
South Carolina's Population.
The census 'bureau Thursday is
sued a tulletin on the rehool, militia
and voting populations of South Caro
lina. It shows that 560 773 are of
school age, including 354 foreign born.
Of the aggregate 218,323 are white and
342,450 are colored, all but 49 of the
last nam< d being negroes. There are
279,546 males of school age, of whom
279368 are native born and 110,775
are white The total Dative white males
of echcol age is 110,598, of wtom all
but 1,848 are of native parents. Fe
males of s chool age number 281,227,
all but 176 being native born and 107,.
548 being white. Males of militia
age aggregate 236,767, of whom all but
1,506 are native born and the total
wtite Dumber 106,406 Or the 104,
983 native white all but 2,685, are of
native parentage and of the 130,361
clasified as colored all but 78 are ne
groes Males of voting age aggregate
283 325, all but 3,104 being native born
and the total whit'e number 130,375. Of
the 127 396 native white all but 2,979
are of native i arents and all but 90 of
the 152.950 classified s colored are
State House Grounds.
The work of making a park of the
state capitol grounds is being prose
cuted by Mr. M. R. Cooper, the secre
tary of state. His assistant, Mr Jesse
T. Gantt, is also taking a great amount
of inte rest in this work, and has some
well defined plans. Thin cifico will re
quest the legislature to appropriate
$25,000 for the purpose of building
granite retaining walls around the ter
races which surround the capitol build
ing. It is also the purpose of the sec
retary of state to have the walks bord
ered with granite curbing. The monu
ments and statues in the capitol grounds
are in need of better mounting and the
secretary of state will try to have the
bases made for these monuments.
Ghosts Use Telephone.
A nun ber of Spiritualists are inter
ested in ghostly voices over the tele
phone to Mrs. Mary F. Bringman, a
medium who keeps a boarding house
at Springfield, Ohio. The mysteri
us telephone is on the wall of a large
room, and had been there for some
time before the manifestations were
noticed. One evening a visitor was
startled by hearing the voices, andI
finally the story was spread through
town. A well-known spiritualists has
said that he had no doubt that the
voices were from friends in the other
world "I have talked through the
telephone in Mrs. Bringham's," he
said. "There can be no mistake in this
natter, and it is not a subject to be
A GREAT NATION MOURNS.
- -ontinued from psge one.]
One 'ty one they ascended the stairwav
-Secretary Root, Secretxry Hitchcock
and Attorney Generil Knox. Secre
tary Wihon was also there, but held
back, Lot wishing to see the presi
dent in his last agony. Tbere wss only
a momentaty stay of the cabinett ffises
at the tbresbhold of the death chan.
ber. Then they withdrew, tbe tears
streaming down their faces, and words
of intenie grief oboking tbeir thorats.
CALLED HIS DEVOTED WIFE
AFter they Jeft the tiax room, the
ph.sicians rallied him to cor sciou-nees,
and the president asked almost imme
diately that his wile be brought t him.
The dcctors fell back irto tie shad'ws
of the room as Mrs. McKinley cemi
throuzh the dorrway. The strong face
of the dying man lighted up with a
faint smile as their hands were clasp ad.
She Eat beside him and held his hand.
DeEp.te her physical weakness, she
bore up bravely under the ordeal. The
president, in his last period of consai
ousness, which ended obout 7:40 D. m.,
chanted the words of the hymn, "Nearer
My God to Thee," and his last audi
ble conscious words, as taken down by
Dr. Mann at the bedside, were:
"GOD'S WILL BE DONE I'
"Good-bye all, good-bye; it is God's
way; His will be done." Then his
mind began to warder, and soon after
ward he cc1mpletely lost consciousneps
His life was prolonged for hours by the
ad minist ration of ox-gen, and the pri si
dent finally ex;reseed a cekire to be al
1Lwed to die. About 8 30, the tdmiii
tering of exigen ceased, and tle pulse
grsw fairter and fainter. He was si k
ing gradually, like a chi d, iuto the
eternal klumter. By 10 o'clock the
pulse could no longer be felt in his x
tremitics, and they grew cold. B-Ilw
stai:s the grief-stricken gathering
waited saly for the end.
A 2.15 the end came, and the good
man passed to his reward.
A Pathetic F cane.
"The ires~dent is dying. isn't he
Mr. Cortlsou, said Mrs. M. Knley ai
bhe met the secretary in the tall.
"He is very ill."
'- knew it," Mrs. MLKinley sobbed.
"The doctor said I must not go into the
room when I went there this morning "
"You may go into the room to sae
the president now, Mrs. McKinley,'
sa-d Secrtars Cortelyou, later.
"How is he? How s Ld you Io ik. Oh
I sce! The president is low-the ;-res
ident is very low. My God-is the
president dying? I know it."
In the room, the presidant, under
stimulants,. was conscious. He rec~g
nized his wife. He smiled-or tried to.
Then the wife bowed her head to the
bed cover. She recovered herself. She
smoothed the patient's brow. He looked
at her-looked his thanks. There was
love in the glanc. The wife tcok the
husband's hand, holding it in hers. H 3
consoled ler. He bade her gozd bye.
This was shortly after 7 o'clock. Still
she was brave. Her fortitude was mi
Mrs. McKinley last saw her hu:band
between 11 and 12. At that time she
sat by the bedside holding his hand.
The members of the cabinet were ad
mitted to the sick room singly at that
Where the President Died.
A dispatch from Buffalo to the New
York Tributne says the name of John:
George Miu burn, in whose beautiful
home President McKinley died, has
become known to every quarter t~f the
globa. It is s~mething that Mr. Mil
burn wculd not have sought or
desired under ordinary circumstances,
for he has always disliked everything
that approached parade and notoriety,
and has never put himself in the way of
public applause. For twenty years or
more John G. Milburn has been know
as one of the ablest lawyers in the
western part of the state. In Buffalo
he has belonged to that class of mer.
who do not intrude themselves into
public matters, but whose opinions,
when given, count for much-the sort
of man whom the newspaper reporters
fi; to when the soundest j undgmen t up
on the gavest affairs is to be had. When
the business men of Buffalo decided to
build the Pasn- American exposition it
was this sort of man they wanted at the
head of the great undertaking, and they
selected John G. Milburn becuase he
was a giant intellectually, a gentleman
aways, and honest beyond the suspi
cion of any man's dou->. By birth he
is an Englishman, and in Politices a
A Stormy Career.
Emma Goldman, from whom
Czlgot z says he received the impulse
to murder the President, is about 35
years old, the daughter of a Russian
tailor. Without education, she was
brcught up in a hotbed of anarchy,
near Koona, Russia. She came to this
country seventeen years ago and marr!
ed a man by the name of Gruenebaum,
with whom she lived in Rochester. She
deserted him after a year and a half
and followed Louis Bernstein, an An
archist, to this city, Since then she
has had many partners, disregard of the
marriage tie being part of her doctrine.
Assuming the name of Goldman, she
joined Anarchistic group known as the
Pioneers of Liberty. Her language was
so violent that they expelled her. She
associated herself later with the Gsr
man Anarchists and wrote signed
articles for Die Freiheit, John Most's
paper. She quarrelled with Most and
on December 18, 1892, lashed him with
wip as he was about to speak in Old
Fellows' Hall. Alexander Barkmann,
with whom she lived, shot Henry C.
Frick at the Carnegie works. Both she
and Berkman then joined the extreme
wing of the Anarchists. She made
her living by speaking. She was ar
rested for inciting to riot in 1893 and
served a year's term on Blackwell's Is
land. Whire there she be gan to study
medicine and took a degree after her
release. She left this city several
months ago. She speaks several lan
guages, but her tirades are merely de
nunciations of capital and the laws of
society, without logic or argument.
New York Herald.
Not a Bad Idea.
At the old-fashioned inns and restau
ants in Sweden it is customary to
harge less for women than for men,
n the theory that they do not eat so
much. At some hotels in Sweden a
man and wife are charged as one and
ne-half persons if they occupy the
same room. A husband and wife may
ravel as one and one half persons by
railway, and also by the post routes,
urnishing their own carriage.
Five Men Killed.
Three explosions occured in the
works of the American-Schultiza Pow
er company in Oakland, N. J., today.
ive men were killed. The first ex
losion was that of she boiler. Follo v
ng immediately there were two explo
ions, one in the magazine, the otherI
n the mixing house. The latter is
pposed to have been caused by a
Xa ior and tie boe.
There is no truer friendship than
that of the boy and the dog. There
are no happier days to which the
grown man may look back with a
tender regret for their passing than
the days spent in the old home fields
with the faithful four-footed com
panion of youth. Confidence between
boy and dog was perfect. -The dog
perhaps was not a thoroughbred, and
had come into the world minus a
pedigree, but the boy accepted him
for what he was, and in the blessed
ingenuousness of youth may even have
found an occasion of added pride in
the dog in some characteristic which
he now knows was highly to the ani
mal's discredit as determined by the
bench show standards. And as for
the dog, on his part, too, he took the
boy for what he was, asking of him
no more than that he should conde
scer.d to make of himself a demigod
for unstinted confidence, affection
and worship. If the scientists would
devise a way to represent the care
free happiness of boyhood days in
some equivalent of foot-pounds, the
amount of it justly accredited to the
companionship of boy and dog would
be expressed in many tons.-Forest
Fashions in Horns.
If the question were asked: Why
do the rhinoceri grow their horns
upon the nose, instead of on the head,
like other animals? the answer would
probably be that they require them
for root digging and such like pur
poses as well as for war, and the nasal
position renders them more general
ly useful than if they were fixed on
the top of the skull. At present the
rhinoceros is the only quadruped
which has a horn of this kind, but a
study of fossil mammals shows that
he is the sole survivor of a vast num
ber of creatures whose natural weap
ons were built on the same general
plan. In fact, in the days of the rhi
noceros' early forefathers horns of
this kind were probably much more
common than those such as we see
on the heads of oxen, antelopes and
sheep. In the course ol ages the fash
ion in wearing horns has undergone a
radical change, but' the rhinoceros,
who is essentially a conservative
beast, has stuck to the older method.
They Met Their Match.
At an evening party the other night
one of the guests made a novel bet.
He placed three jugs in a row. Tying
a piece of stout string to the handle
of the first one, he threaded it through
the handle of the second jug, and tied
it again to the handle of the third jug.
Then he offered to bet the other
guests that he would free the middle
jug without untying or cutting the
string. Many took up the challenge
and wQgered he could not do it. When
all was agreed the man who had made
the bet calmly lit a match and burnt
the string through and took the bet.
London Ans' ,rs.
A Strange Punishment.
In Guiana, if a child is slow in its
movements the parents apply an ant
to the child instead of a whip, to make
it move faster. This little ant bites
more cruelly than a mosquito, and its
bite is apt to be troublesome after
ward. As you can imagine, the treat
ment does not make the child kind to
others, and the children of Guiana are
said to be particularly cruel to ani
mals. The little boys of Guiana do not
reckon their age by years, but by their
ability to endure pain. Until he gets
to the point where he can let the Hucu
ant bite him without wincing, he is
considered merely a baby.-Detroit
The Diameter of Veru .
Prof. See has !ately measures. the di
ameter of the planet Venus and finds
the vaine 16.80. This is in agreement
with the value 16.82 found by Prof.
Auwers from heliomneter measures
taken at the transits of 1874 and 1882.
If these are reduced to miles (taking
the suiatr parallax as 8.S0), the result
ing diameter of Venus is 12.181 kilo
meters. or 7.564 miles.-Science.
First Bookkeeper-Dobson has been
chuckling to himself over his work all
da. H~e must see something very
amusing in the figures he's working
Second Bookkeeper-That so? Well,
let's watch out and get away the nin
ute -losing-up time comes. His three
year-old boy has been saying some
thing cute again.-Judge.
The Real Thing.
The Suitor-Here, on my knees, I
place this ring upon your finger. My
love goes out to you.
The Coquette-But how do I know
it is genuine?
"My love is as genuine as the blush
"iUnther the love! I miean the rmng."
-Chicago Daily News.
Plague of Flies in Paris,
l'aris has been suffering for months
rom a great plague of fies. and other
lsect5. Naturalists trace this to the
wleieale slaughter of birds for womn
en'. lhar. and the ministry of agricul
ture as issued a circular ordering a
stricter observance of the laws enacted
for the nrotection of birds.-N. Y. Run.
Sweetbreads with Partnesan Cheese.
Two tablespoonfuls butter, one pair
weetbreads, oooked and chopped,
hree tablespoonfuls Parmesan
heese, three egg yolks, salt, eay
ne, one tablespoonful butter. Melt
utter, add sweetbreads and cheers,*
sook until cheese is melted, add eggs
tlightly beaten, and seasonings; just
efore serving add butter. - Good
Crops in Porto Rico.
Oranges and bananas reach a deli
ious perfection in Porto Rico, and
rosts are unknown. The cultivation
>f various crops has increased
enormously since 1898, averaging fully
10 per cent. all around. 'The cultiva
:ion of cane has increased 25 per cent.;
f coffee, 25 per cent., and of tobacco,
00 per cent.-Chicago Inter Ocean.
An Informal invite.
Mrs. Goodart-Poor manl Come to
ny house, across the way there, this
~vening, and you shall have a good
Harvard Hasben-Some of your
-uests disappoint you? That's rather
hort notice; I'm afraid I can't get
:n-y full dress suit out o' the laundry
in time.-Philadelphia Press.
A scamp was originally only a trav
eler, but in the early middle ages most
f the scampering was done for some
rood cattse, and the man who scamp
-red was in virtue of that fact ad
udged to be a person of bad character.
The Real Thing.
Hotel Guest-Can you get me an un
Lbridged dictionary anywhere in the
Bell Boy-I'm afraid not, sir-, but
here's a lady from Boston on the see
The machinery of two steamers,
the Inchdune and Inchmario, has
proved remarkably economical. The
engines are a modification of the
quadruple-expansion five-crank type,
advocated by the late Mr. Mudd. The
working pressure has been increased
267 pounds per square inch, and the
steam is superheated to a tempera
ture approaching 500 degrees Fahren
heit. The general result is that on
an extended trial from Hartlepool to
Dover the coal consumption was at
the unprecedentedly small rate of
.97 pound per indicated horse power.
If we increase this to one pound, it
works out to 151/ tons per day for
a ship carrying 6,170 tons at 9%
knots, or to 1314 tons at 9 knots.
In other words, one ton is carriedl
one nautical mile on an expenditure
of about one-third of an ounce of
coal. Taking coal at 15 shillings a
ton, one ton of cargo is carried over
550 miles for an expenditure of one
penny for fuel.-London Engineer
One of those drummers who does a
good deal of driving about the coun
try delights in telling about an old
time boniface who runs a country
hotel within a day's drive of Detroit.
"Sharp as a tack," declares the
drummer. "Always as smooth as oil
until some one tries to make a run
on him, and then he can get back
harder, faster and in fewer words
than any man I ever heard talk.
"I saw a man come in there one
day from the city. He is all right at
home, but was feeling his oats that
day and opened up on the old land
lord by saying: 'Hello, grandad, get
your frame into circulation. Don't
set around like a bump on a log. I
want accoinmodation for man and
"'Where's the man?' asked the old
chap,. in a flash."-Detroit Free Press.
Roagh on the Bride.
At a small country church a newly
married couple were just receiving
some -advice from the elderly vicar
as to how they were to conduct them
selves and so always live happily.
"You must never both get cross at
once; it is the husband's duty to pro
tect his wife whenever an occasion
arises, and a wife must love, honor
and obey her husband, and follow
him wherever he goes."
"But, sir-" pleaded the young
"I haven't yet finished," remarked
the clergyman, annoyed at the inter
"But, please, sir" (in desperation),
"ean't you alter that last part? My
husband is going to be a postman."
Safety of Conveyances.
Railways, automobiles and bicycles
are safer conveyances than vehicles
drawn by horses, according to statis
ties just issued by the French gov.,
ernment. In a single month 967 ac
cidents occurred for which horses'
were responsible, and in these 82 per
sons were killed and 885 injured.
There were 145 railway accidents,
causing eight deaths and injuries to
137 persons. Thirty-eight automobiles
came to grief, and two deaths and 36
injured resulted. Bicyclists had 119
bad accidents, six died and 113 were
The "bloody rain" reported in Italy
is a phenomenon familiar to natural
ists. The micrnscope has demon
strated that the redness of the Eed
sea, of rare snow and occasional rain
is due to living organisms transported
by abnormal atmospheric conditions.
Sometimes lurid ashes and scoriae.
from active volcanoes produce the
same effects. The "fata morgana" is
a mirage of the Straits of Messina and
is not rare.--Chicato Chronicle.
The duchess of Fife is one of the
most quiet and retiring of all the
king of England's daughters. She
takes the greatest interest in the
bringing up of her little danghiters.
Some years since society was very
much disturbed by the case of a lit
tle child of high birth,. who was ao
cidentally found to be covered with
bruises inflicted by a brutal nurse.
The duchess of Fife said. to a lady
who was visiting her: "No nurse
would be able to systematically
bruise my children's bodies, for not
many days go by that I do not bath.
them myself." The lady misunder-.
atood and remarked: "Do you, trou
ble to stay In the nursery to watch
their toilets?" "I did not say I
watch," said the duchess, emphatic
ally. "I said I bathe them myself."
Cn. ago Times-Herald.
4uadrennial State Elections.
Kansas this year will try for a law
making all state elections come every
Not a Bad ArgumnenK.
"If a wife is a good thing to have,"
remarked the Observer of Eyents and
Things, "why not get one weighin'g300
pounds? You know one can't have too
much of a good thing."-Yonkers
"Did you say you foresaw great dan
ger in this new trust?"
"I did," answered. Senator Sorghum.
"I was afraid for a little while that I
would not be able to buy any stock in
Downright Hard Work.
"I may as well tell you, doctor, that
I am engaged, and I have been sitting
up late nights."
"That ought not to affect you. It's
leasure, isn't It?"
"No, sir; businets."-Town Topics.
One of Tnem.
"Do you suppose," asked the fair
Eulalla McGillicuddy, "that the lower
creatures ever have any amuse
"Well," replied Jason P. Simpson, "I
have heard of a fish ball."-Detroit
They Don't speak Now.
Ida--I want to have some pictures
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.
It was reported in Columbia Wednes
day that something had gone wrong
with the post dfies at Newberry. A
dispatch to the Associated Press from
Chattanooga stated that Mr. William
F. Fair, the postmaster, had been ar
rested for embczzlement. The matter
was denlored by all who know Mr.
Fair. He is of a highly respected
family and a brother-in Jaw of Hon. Y.
J. Pope, senior associate justice of the
State supreme court. Mr. Fair has been
postmaster for over three years and is
aligned with the Republican party,
although of late it has been stated he
has an inclination toward "Comimercial