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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 16 1895. ESTABLISHED 1843.
A London paper reports that Queen
Victoria cannot walk now without the
assistance of servants, but it is certain,
ait least, that the grand old lady, unlike
her royal grandfather, Is not dying at
the top. She is nearing the age of 70
and has reigned fifty-seven years, and
her judgment In matters of statesman
ship is probably as good to-day as It
The Boston Tiaveller, which has been
erebrating its seventy-second'birthday
lately, has become a really phenomenal
afternoon newspaper under the mani
agement of Charles E. Hasbrook, who
Is well kncwn in Chicago and the West.
The paper is bright, newsy and uncon
ventional, with an uncommonly strong
editorial page. The success of its man
agement In invading and capturing so
conservative a field as Boston Is mat.
'er of widespread journalistic comment
Driven wells are becoming quite pop
ular since the advent of machinery for
doing the work In an efficient manner.
By the use of these, large volumes of
water are obtainable in places where
none could be procured before.' These
wells are sunk about seventy-five or
one hundred feet usually, and, with a
-pipe of from two to eight Inches in di
ameter, issue water in abundance, and
have proven very valuable to many a
mill. So varying are the conditions in
connection with locating a driven well,
that costs canrot be given, but it is
commonly estimated that about four
dollars per foot for six-inch pipe covers
The authors of "The Life and In
ventions of Edison" tell a good story
of the manner in which their hero once
saved the life of a child at the risk of
his own. He was then the newsboy
of a train running between Port Hu
ron and Detroit. ThU -*ation agent at
Mt. Clemens had a -i year and
a half old, with whom Edison-"Al,"
as he was called-was fond of playing
during the half hour or more that th(
:ran stopped at that station.
One summer forenoon, while th<
train was being taken apart and made
up anew, a car was uncoupled and sent
down the track with no brakeman to
control it Edison, who had been look
ing at the fowls in .the poultry-yard,
turned just in time to see little Jimmie
on the main track, throwing pebbles
over his head, utterly unconscious of
41 dropped his papers upon the plat
form, seized the child in his arms, and
threw himself off the track, face down
ward in sharp, fresh gravel ballast,
without a second to spare. As it was,
the wheel of the car struck the heel of
"I was in the ticket-office," says the
child's father, "and hearing a shriek,
ran out In time to see the train hands
bringing the two boys to the platform."
Raving no other way of showing his
gratitude, the agent said:
"Al, if you will stop off here fou:
days In the week, and keep Jimmie out
of harm's way until the mixed train
returns from Detroit, I will teach yor
"Will you?" said Edison.
He extended his hand and said: "It's.
a bargain." And so Edison became a
Her Son Returned.
"Madam," he said, as she held the 4
door open a little way and asked him
what he wanted, "perhaps it so hap- I
pened years ago that you had a son
Wvander away from the family fire
"Yes, It did," she replied, as she open
ed the door a little further.
"He went out into the cold world and
became a wanderer o'er the face of the
"Yes, he did."
"Days and weeks and months ran in
to years and you heard no word of him?
You know not whether he lived or
"As you say, I knew nothing," replied
the woman as she stood in the door
and looked fixedly at the tramp.
"Well, ma'am," he continued, "I don't
want to raise any false hopes, but
"But you are just a little too late,'
she finished, as he swallowed the lum1
In his throat and tried to wipe away
a tear. "My wandering son returned
about two hours ago and is now tak
ing asoak In the bath tub. Had you
-called earlier this morning, you
"Then the situation Is filled ?"
"Just my luck, ma'am, but of course
you are not to blame for it. I congrat-.
ulate you and your wandering son and
I will bid you good-day and try the
'amily next door."I
Mammy-Do you hear what der phy
sician says? You've got the chicken
pox. Hain't I done tole yer dat somp
fin dreadful gwine ter happin 'less you
kept way fum dat hen-coop ?-Harper'r 1
Responsibility for tho Meteor. I
Just after the recent meteoric display '1
a Conyers negro woman was heard to I
exclaim: "Who dat fro dat chunk o'i
fire ober my house? Dat wuz some
white reb, I noze."-Atlata Constltv i
Mrs. Bacon--As I came up the street
I saw a policeman on this beat with his
arm around a lamp-post.
The Cook-Yes, ma'amf; that's a way
lte has when he's thinking c' me
A man never learns how to step on
the tack of adversity with comfort to
HERE IS GOLD IN ABUNDANCE
'he United States Leads the World ir
The Mint Bureau has completed it:
stimate of the production of the prec
ous metals during the last year, and
'urnishes a table of comparative re
;ults for the last three years. The fig
ires are as follows:
Eear. Gold. Silver.
892........ 146,200.000 197,200,000
1891........ 130,600,000 177,000,000
The United States continued to leal
:he world in gold production last yeai
n spite of the South African develop
nent. The mint estimate of the do
nestic product last year is 1,739,32.
Ine ounces worth $35,955,000, compared
with $33,014,000 in 1892. This domestic
product of 1893, it is agreed by both
fficial and unofficial authority, is the
Largest in a dozen years, so that while
frica is rapidly increasing the world's
;old supply, the United States is hold
Ing its own against the world, and
howing no sign of exhaustion. While
there is depression in other industries,
the gold miner keeps at work, and i1
mneeting with at least the average re
ward for his labors. The San Francis
!o Chronicle thinks that, in view of
what has been accomplished the last
ear, those people who have been mak.
Ing such a fuss about the African dis.
%overies would do well to fix their
thoughts on gold fields nearer home.
t insists that the California gold min
ing industry is far more important than
appears to be generally recognized, and
that capitalists who are directing their
nergies to the development of these
resources are enthusiastic, and predict
ing a great increase in the product o'
This remarkable impulse given to gold
production cannot fail of important
anects upon the settlement of the silver
auestion. An international agreement
would establish the ratio between the
two metals for a time, but when the
production of gold outruns that of sil
ver the latter must almost inevitably
succumb. The gain of 1893 over that
>f 1S92 was almost equal between the
Scotland 150 Years Ago.
The produce was carried in sacks on
iorseback or on sledges, or (later in the
sentury) on tumbrils, which were
;edges on "tumbling" wheels of solid
wood, with wooden axle trees, all re
olving together. These machines
rere often so small that in a narrow
)assage the carter could lift them bod
ly, for they held little more than a
wheelbarrow. They had wheels a fooi
ld a half in diameter, made of three
)ieces of wood pinned together like a
)utter firkin, and which quickly wore
nt, and became utterly shapeless, so
hat a load of 600 pounds was enor
nous for the dwarfish animals to drag.
Eet even such vehicles were triumphi
f civilization when they came lnt
ise when the century was young.
Carts are a later invention still, and
vhen one, in 1723, first carried its tiny
oad of coals from East Kilbride tq
,ambuslang, "crowds of people," it is:
-eported, "went to see the wonderful
nachine; they looked with surprise,
mlt returned with astonishment" In
nany parts of the lowlands they were1
iot in ordinary use, even till 1700, whle
n the northern disticts sledges, or
reels on the backs of women, were
'hiefly employed to the end of the cen
ury. The wretched condition of the
nads was the chief cause of the relue
ant adoption of carts.
In the dryest weather the roads were
ofit for carriages, and in wet weath
*r almost impassable, even for horses
-deep in ruts of mire, covered with
tones, winding up heights and down
illls to avoid swamps and bogs. It
ras this precarious state of the roads
thich obliged Judges to ride on circuit.
.nd a practice began as a phiysical no
essity was retained as a dignified
iabit, so that in 1744 Lord Dun re
igned his Judgeship because he was
o longer able to "rIde on circuit."
rhe Scottish Review.
For Which One?
Customler (in hardware store)-I want
Absent-Minded Clerk-Medical stu
ent or dog?-Philadelphia Inquirer.
After the Refusal.
Biby-Well, I may be poor but I'm
Mabel-That's why you're hopeless.
f you were only normally miserabre
might consider, buit I couldn't think
' yoking rayself with a fr'eak.-Ex
It would be a pleasant thing if ab
eople who are plagued with short
aemories had the ready tact by which
he composer Rossini once turned his
wn defect into a graceful compliment.
Ie met at a dinner one evening Bish
p the famous English song-writer, to
v'hom he had been introduced on a pr-e
ious occasion, and to whom he had
aken an instant liking.
"Good evening, Mr. -," began Ros
in, eordially, extending his hand; but
he name of his English acquaintance
tad basely deserted him for the mo
There was scarcely a perceptible hesi
a~tion on his part, however, for instant
y he began to whistle softly the open
ng bars of Bishop's glee, "When the
The face of the "English Mozart," at
ishop was often called, lighted up
vith a smile of gratification, and Ros
tini's failure to recall his name was in
;tantly forgiven in the recognition of
is pretty compliment
When a man dies, we wonder if the
fact that he has a lot of life insurance
Is any comfort.
ifg Armies and Niavies.
The armies of the world stand ir
hia order: The French army at the
head; second, at a very short inter
val, the German army; third, the Rus
sian; fourth, the Austrian. At sea,
the first four powers are Great Brit
ain, France, Italy, Russia. Taking
the two elements into consideration
we have France leading with seven
point; Great Britain second, with four
points, made on one element; Russia
&'th three points, and Germany with
three points, made on one element;
Italy with two points and Austria with
The reasons for our decision are
)rietly these: On land France has a
iarger body of trained men than Ger
many has, and is surpassed by Ger
many only in the number of horses I
and in cavalry. The French artillery c
is believed to be finest in the world.
The German army comes second, but c
very close to the French. The Rus- "
sian army is larger than either the 9
French or the German army, but its f
material is not so good, its equipment e
not so good. Its infantry far exceeds
that of the French or German army;
3o does its cavalry; but its artillery
'ind engineer forces are much smaller
Lhan those of France and barely equal r
ihose of Germany. Austria probably
stands fourth in number of men and
equipment, though Italy pushes it P
'very close. 0
On the sea Great Britain leads with
the largest number of armored vessels,
second largest number of leaviest
guns and largest number of lighter.
but still heavy guns, and second !arg
est number of men. Further, Great
9ritain has just built andis now build
ng sixteen new armor-clads and forty
Lve cruisers. Franee stands second, a
1aving since 1871 spent much money E
intelligently on her fleet. She stands
third -in the number of armor-clads, t
first in cruisers, but second in the z
vuns these mount; second in the
eavy guns, but first in number of c
Italy, soon after 1870, began to t
build up its navy, and now stands c
1,ourth in armor-clads, third in cruis- I
ers, first in heaviest guns, and fourth t
in number of men. Russia comes I
econd in number of iron -clads, second I l
in cruisers, third in heavy guns, and ! a
third in number of men. The Russiani q
eet is capable of being bottled up B
argely in the Baltic and Black Seas, 1
herefore the Italian navy is put third. f
Other elements enter into the decision: 1.
in that we simply follow the opinions p
6f the principal authorities on arma- a
-ent.-St. Louis Glob.e-Democrat. ;
A small boy, living in the uppez D
part of New York State, having heard C
his father say that it was a poor rule V
that would not work both ways, baited
a hook with a fish and went out to
catch some worms.
Christian Couege Students.
It was stated last year that out of tho
70,000 college men in this country and S1
Canada, 8,000 were church members, o0
and the remaining 82,000 were not. -3
Next statistics were furnished by the
Young Men's Christian Associations is
established in some hundreds of col- b
lgs. Since that report, however, 3( a
new branches have been formed, giving e
larger returns, though the average is
not so good. Three hundred and thirty
five college associations show that 32- t:
00 'men are church members in the b1
colleges which have associations and a
about 43.000 are not. There are said
to be altogether 200,000 men in the in
stitutons of higher learning on this
continent, so that, assuming the same
proportion, there are probably 85.m0I'
hurch members out of 200,000 college
Forcing the Issue.
deal, ad if Idon't egin t squz
yohel sqez me.]
Olk Dutch yalcok re inndngfa
eor hasgotn mferi a foer iesns of ne
yWhe'lla gqets mre iste ny
rime in his life when he 'aas on new
lthes all througi
Causes of Fires.
Statistics are quoted to show that in
New York City last year 3;47 lire. were
caused by coal oil, 2830 by gas, 273 by
matches, and only 4S by the use of
electric light and power.
The only discoveries people past for.
ty make are curious lumps on their
bodIes which worry them to death
e~he Choir Bas5,
tranger - Why do you put the
hoir so high up in the gallery? |Dea- e
con-Because the bass has such a
leep voice that if he was below no- I
body could hear him unless they sat
In the callcr .-Pucm, _
Beat together until foamy the yolk
f one egg, one cupfnl of white sugar,
piece of butter the size of an egg.
.dd one cupful of sweet milk, one
int of flour into which has been sifted
wo teaspoonfuls of baking powder,
nd the beaten white of the egg. Fla
or with lemon or vanilla. Butter a
iece of white paper and put it in the
ottom of the cake pan. Bake in a
ot oven.-St. Louis Republic.
To dissolve gelatine. is not so easy a
iatter as some cooks suppose. If the
elatine is covered with witer and
laced on the hearth or on the baek
i the stove it will melt in fifteen or
wenty minutes; but in nine cases out
I ten it will be strong flavored- and
rill spoil whatever it is added to.
'his is the reason that gelatin6 is not
ally appreciated by many housekeep'
If the gelatine be soaked in cold
rater for two or more hours, and then
ave boiling water or milk poured on
, it will dissolve immediately, and
arely will have taste or odor. Here
3 a good rule to follow:
Put a box of gelatine in abowl, and
our over it half a pint of cold water.
'over it and let it stand for two hours
r more. When ready to use it, add
alf a pint of boiling water or the
%me quantity of boiling milk. Stir,
Dr a few minutes, and the gelatine
rill be dissolved.-New York World.
Jellied apples make a very good
weet dish, when other sweets fail.
elect a dozen sound, well-flavored
ellow pippins. Pare them; take out
he cores and lay in cold water the t
Anute you get through with them to i
revent their turning dark. Take the
ores and parings and half a dozen
iore apples sliced rather thin; put
em in a saucepan and cover with
ne quart of cold water. Simmer
birty minutes, stir, and then drain
brough a jelly bag. To every pint of
,quid that you get add a pound ol
)af sugar, set over the fire, and ae
:on as the sugar is dissolved add the
uartered apples. Cover, and cooki
lowly until the apples are tender. Do
ot let them get so soft that they lose, I
eir shape, or the dish, in looks at -
5ast, will be a failure. Take out the I
ieces on a skimmer, one at a time,
nd lay them on a plate. Boil the I
yrup twenty minutes, and when a lit- I
le of it cooled jellies, take it fromthe.
re. Put the apples in bowls or wide.
iouthed jars, and turn the j nll ver
em. When cold tie up as you do any
resrves or jelly.-New York Post.
- 1 HOSEHOLD HIM-m.
Butter put into clean pots and well
arrounded with charcoal will keep
ood for twelve months.
In baking bread or rolls put a
tucepan of boiling water into the*
ven. The steam will keep the crust I
nooth and tender.
Much of the heavy cake and bread
the result of the oven door beingI
anged when closed. Close the doorI
s gently as possible. Nearly every one1
pens it gently enough.
For frying alwaysput a poundeor two
fat in the pan. There is no waste, as
be same fat can be used over and over
y pouring it thorugh a strainer into
crock kept for the purpose.
To remove claret stains from a table
loth put salt on immediately and
bickly over the spot. Rinse in coldl
rater before washing. If not entirely 1
emoved apply lemon juice and dry in 'i
A little kerosene oil in the water
rith which you clean your windows
akes them take a much higher polisb
nd makes much easier work of thati
ane of a housekeeper's life, window.
Never buy stale fish. It will look
abby and dark and will have an un
leasant odor. Fresh fish is firm, the
yes are full and rather bright, and~
he odor, while it is always fishy, will
o be disagreeable.I
Those in search of novel luncheon
ainties should try the peanut sand
ich, which had its origin in Boston.
e sure the peanuts are freshly roast
d. Chop fine and spread between
lices of buttered bread cut very thin.
To make garlic vinegar pure and slice
dozen cloves of garlic, put them in
preserving jar with one pint of
megar, cover and set away for twoa
eeks, then strain into a bottle. One
blespoonful of this vinegar added
o a otato salad gives it a delicate fla
or of garlic.
Lace pillows and spreads can be
red to advantage after washing by
utting down a sheet on the floor and
inning each scallop firmly and se-I
tnely to the sheet so that all sides arej
ecured. -Leave it over night, and
rhen dry take up carefully and fold
eady for use.
To cure a sty take the white of an
gg in a saucer and rub into it a small
inch of powdered alum. It will be
ome a curd. Put it between two fine
iece~s of muslin and bind it over the
ye before retiring for the night. In
be morning the sty will be gone, or
mch better. One more application
rill be sufficient, and no more stie,
Chlles-"Aren't you going out tc
rlk with me ?"
Henwy-"I cahn't go until I dress,
Challe-"What's the matter with
our present costume?"
Henwy-"I hs<en't got my chrys'
na.ae m.ma Beoord.
Deep In the "Vale of the Shadow,'
Down through the gloomiest dense,
There glimmers the sheen of a halo,
In the heaviest night of suspense.
Trembling it hangs In the silence, '
Faint as a quivering wraith,
Elusive even to science;
But there to the keen eye of Fait&
Slowly it gathers and lengthens,
And fades as it were with a breath,
Yet ever and ever It strengthens,
And out of the Valley of Death
There glints the soft beams of the dawning
And hope Is restored with the light.
A loved life comes back with the morning,
And sorrow has flown with the night.
-C. Turner, In Outign
PITH AND POINT.
Without caws-A dead crow. -
Hard to beat-Last year's carpet.
If anybody can shoot the rapidi
uccessfully it is the gunboat. a
The popular pianist finds little diffi
ilty in realizing on hisnotesof hand.
The very greatest novelty in girls
ocketbooks is money. -Athisor
The man who makes the most noise
n a quarrel isusually believed to bein
Barber-"Do you want a haircut?'
ictim-"Not only one, but all of
There is nothing a woman likes bet
er than to get hold of a sick man who
ikes to try remedies.
The doctor who will discover a rem
dy for fits and starts may treat the
orld. -Galveston News.
It is rather too much to expect a
aan on his uppers to be a whole
ouled fellow. -Buffalo Courier.
Wonder if an iceman minds it when
he woman of his choice looks coldly
in his suit?-Boston Transcript.
Every husbar d has a mind of is
wn, but it is sometimes lodged in the
Lead of his wife. -Galveston News.
She-"Did you see my new hat al
he theater last night?" He-"J
idn't see anything else."-Bosto
Kind Party-"Why are you crying
ike that, my little boy?" Little Bo1
-"'Cause it's the only way I know
Don't be a clam. If you've got
e anything of the. kind be a mud tur
le. Then you may have some
Sister-"This recipe says to stir we
ad set on a hot stove." Small Broth<
r-"Don't ye do it, Sis. Yot'll b
>rry if you do."-Detroit Free Pres
I would not live always,
I couldn't if I would;
Death has such a liking
F For the beautiful and good.'
-Kansa City Jon
Justice-"Why did you steal t
vaterproof cloak?" Prisoner - ".
idn't think it was wrong to try and
ay up something for a rainy day."
Doctor-"Iwould advise you to taki
walk every morning before breakt
st." Sappy-"But, doctor, I-ah
ever get up until after bweakfasa
Matchmaking Mamma-"Ethe1, wh:
on't you marry Fred Hardcash? Di
ou want a husband made to order?'
ithel-"No, mamma;- I want one
ade to obey."-Truith.
The Sage-"In choosing a wife
~oung man, you must not look fo
~eauty alone." The Youth-"Of cours<
iot. It is the other- kind of a gir:
bat one may expect to find alone."
"Hicks is crazy about etiquette. H
aw in the paper the other day that is
bhe best circles the wife ladles out the
soup and he has- consequently give:
p soup." "Why?" "He has n<
"I don't suppose this business dE
ression affects you tramps much,
id the philanthropist. "Yes,i
oes," retorted the tramp. "Tb
rality of the food we get these day
is somethin' awful. "-Brooklyn Life.
Hungry Higgins-"Mada.m usetes
have as good a home as anybody til
isfortune overtook me." Mrs. Pott
-"Indeed? And what was the natur<
f the trouble?" Hungry Higgins
My father-in-law lost his job. "-Ii
Micrebes on Post UarGa.
The latest scare in microbes hs
been started by Professor Uffelman,
ostok, who infected a letter wit:
holera bacilli and put it into a poi
bag. When the letter was taken on'
wenty-three and a half hours later
the bacilli were still alive. Bacill
were also found living on post card
wenty hours after infection. Th
icro-organisms were found to di
rapidly when placed upon coins.J
y charged with cholera bacilli wa
afterward placed on some beef. A lit
ie later the meat was found to b
warming with bacteria. A finger wa
ufeted with cholera bacilli ant
tied. One hour later the, finger wa
rubbed on some roast meat. and nu
merous bacilli developed subsequent
ly. The moral of these experiment
s obvious. --Scientific American
'WELL VEBSED DE DIVs&oN.
Pa-"Bobby, the school teacher i:
forms me that you are well up in d
Pa-"Well, Bobby, suppose I tol
you to divide this apple equally b
tween your little sister and yoursalf
how much would she get?"
TE BEOO~rYt D[IXDURS 5UN'
Subject: "After the Battle.'
TZXT: "And it came to pass on the mr,
tow, when the Philistines came to stip the
slain, that they found Saul anid histhreesona
fallen in Mount Gilboa."--I Samuel xxxi., 8.
Some of you were at South Mountain
Shiloh or Ball's Bluff or Gettysburg .
Northern or Southern side and E ask you ;
there is any sadder sight thian abalefielA
after the guns have stopped firing? Iwak~
across the feld of Antietam Lust after t -
oohfliet. The scene was so sickening I ah
not describe it. Every valuable thing had
been taken from the bodies of the dead, foi
there are always vultures hovering over an4
around about an army, and they pick up
the watches, and the memorandum books
and the letters, and the daguerreotypes, an
the hats, and the coats, applying them
their own uses. The dead make no rests,
tanee. So there are always camp follower
going on and after an army, as when ot
went down into Mexico, as when Napoleo '
marched up toward Moscow, as when VonI
Moltke went to Sedan. There is a simiI
lar scene in my text.
Saul and his army had been horribly out tq
pieces. Mount Gilboa was ghastly with the
dead. On the morrow the stragglon camei
on to the field, and they lifted the latohet of
the helmet from under the chin of the dead,'
they picked up the swords and bent them om
their knee to test the temper of the metal,'
and they opened the wallets and counted th
coin. Saul lay dead along the ground, eigh
or nine feet in length, and I suppose th I
cowardly Philistines, to show their bravery
leaped upon the trunk of his carcass anJ
leered at the fallenslainand whiatledthroul I
the mouth of his helmet. Before nightthos:
cormorants had taken everything I
from the feld. "And it came to passonth
morrow, when the Philistines came to strip
the slain, that they found Saul and his threq
sons fallen in Mount Gilboa."
Before I get through to-day I will show
you that the same process is going on all the I
world over, and every day, and that whe
men have fallen satan and the world, so fat
from pitying them or helping them, go tq I
work remorselessly to take what little there
Is left, thus stripping the slain.
There are tens of thousands of young men
every year coming from the country to oul
great cities. They come with brave heart4
and grand tations. The country ladl
sit down in e village grocery, with theii
feet on the iron rod around the
stove, In the evening, talking over th
prospects of the young man who hasgoni
off to the city. Two or three of them n
that perhaps he may get along very well an
succeed, but the most of themp
failure, for it is very hard to think
those whom we knew in boyhood will ever
make any great success in the world.
But our young man has a fine positionin a
dry pods store. The month is over. HA
gets n ages. He Is not accustomed to
have so much money belonging to hImself
He is a little excited and does not know
exactly what to do with It, and he spends i$
in some places where he ought not. Soon
there come up newoompanionsandacquainta
ances from the barrooms and the uuloons og
the city. Soon that young man beg.
waver in the battle of temptaton, ad
his soul goes down. la a few moatf
he has fallen. He is morally dead,
a mere corpse of what he once was h
harpies of sin snuff up the taint and
on the field. His garments
out. He has pawnod his wat Hi
is fatling him. His credit perabu. Beli'
too poor to stay In the city, and he Is too
.or to pay his way home to the country.
wn, down Why do the low fellows of
theelty now stick tohim solosely? Is it to
help him back to a moral and spitualife?
Oh, no. I will tell you why they stay. They
are Philistines stripping the slain.
Do not look where I point, but yonder
stands a man who once had a besutiful home
in this city. His house had elegant furni
ture, his children were beautifully clad, his
name was synonymous ith honor and use
fulness, -but evil habit k2ocked at his front
door, knocked at his back door, knocked at
his parlor door, knocked at his bedroom
door. Where Is the piaxgo? Sold to pay the
rent. Where is the hatrack? Sold to meet
the butcher's bill. Where are the carpets?
Soldto get bread. Where is the wardrobe?
Sold to get rum. Where are the daughters?
Working their fingers off in trying to keep
the family together. Worse and worse until
everything is gone. Who Is that gigu h
front steps of that house? That Iareto
hopng o fndsome chair or bed that hasno
beleedupon. Who are those two -
tlemen now going up the front step.?e
one is a constable; the other is the sheriff.
Why do they go there? The unfortunate is
morally dead, socially dead, financiallydead.
Why do they go there? I will tell youwh
the creditors and the constables and~th
sheriffs go there. They are, some on to
own account and some onaccbunt of the law,
stripping the slain.
An es-member of Congress, one'of the
most eloquent men that ever stood i' the
House of Representatives, said in his last
moments: "This isathe end. I am dying
dying on a borrowed bed, covered by a bor
rowed sheet, In a house built by public
charity. Bury me under that tree in the mid
die of the field, where I shallnot becrowded,
for I have been crowderi all my life." Where
were the folly politicians and the dilang
comrades who had been with him, luhn
at his jokes, applauding his eloquencead
plunging him into sin? They have left. Why?
his wite is gone, his othationre goner
his mone is gone, his epuatioe goneey
thing is gone. Why should they stay any
longr? heyhave completed their work.
Tehaestripped the slain.
There Is another way, however, of doing
the samc work. Here is a man who, through
his sin, is prostrate. He acknowledges that
he has done wrong. Now is the time for you
Ito go to that man and say, "Thousands of
Ipeople have been as far astray as you are
and got back." 19w Is the time for you to
Igo to that man and tell him of the omnipo
tent grace of God, that Is sufficient for any
poor soul. Now is the time to go and tell
how swearing John Bunyai, through the'
grace of God,atterward came to the Celestial
City. Now is the time to go to that man and
tell him how profligate Newton came
Sthrorgh conversioni, to be a world renowne
preacher of righteousness. Now is the time
totell that manthat multitudes who have been
,pounded with all the flails of sinand dragged
through all the sewers of pollution at last
have risen to positive dominion of moral
E You do not tell him that, do you? No.
I You say to him, "Loan you money? No
SYou are down. You will have to go to the
Sdogs. Lend you a dolldr? I would not lend
you five cents to keep you from the gallows,
Yod are debauched! Get out of my sight,
a now! Down! You will have to stay downl"j
8 And thus those bruised and battered men are
sometimes accosted by those who ought toi
lIft them up. Thus the last vestige of hopei
8 13 taken from them. Thus those who ought
to go and lift and save them are guilty of
stripping the slain.
The point iwant to make is this: Sin is
hard, cruel and merciless. Instead of help-.
ing a man up it helps him down, and when,:
like Saul and his comrades, you lie on the
field, it will come and steal your sword and;
helmoet and shield, leaving you to the jackali
and the crow.
...But the. world and satan do not do their
work with'the outcast and abondoned. I
respectable impenitent man comes to die.
Re isfiat on his back. He could not get ud
If the house was on fire. Adroitest medical
He has come to his last hour. What does
6 satan do for such a man? Why, he fetches
Sup all the inapt, disagreeable andA harrowing
thingasin his life. He says: "Do you remem
brtoechances you had for heaven and
missed? Do xou remember .aM those laae
pobnous words and thoughts and apuasa
)on't ronember them, eb? n make Sure
aemaber them." And then etakes all the
>ast and empties it on that deathbed, as the
nalibags are emptied on the postoffie Dook.
1nan Is sick. He cannot get away from
Then the man says to satan: "You ha
edelved me. You told me that allwoul4
well. You said there would be no trouble A
he last. You told me f I did so andso you
ould do so and so. Now you corner mg
ad hedge me up and submerge me in evey
hg" vese" ha!"sayssatan.Iwas onl
olqymIt ismirth for me to see you sufN
or. . been for thirty years plotting to
et you Just where- are. it is hard los
reu now- it will bworse for you ateS
6wble. Itpleasesme. Lie stdIl,sir. Don't
linch or shudder. Come, now, I will tems
> from you the last rag of on. I
will rend away from your soul e last hope
will leave you bare for the beating of the
Iis mn busnes to strin the slain"
You are nassemng on toward f enm=: -
nationof althat issal. To-day ycustop and
hink, but It is only for a moment, and then
rou will tramp on, and at the alose of this
ervice you will go out. and the cuestion
vil be, "How did you like the sermon?"
Lud one man will say, "I liked it very well,"
md another man will say, "I didn't like it
6t all," but neither of the answers will touch
he tremendous fact that if impenitent you
re going at thirty knots an hour toward
hipwreck. Yea you are in a battle where
rou will fall, and while your surviving rel
tives will take your remaining estate and
he cemetery willtake your body the messen
-ers of darkness will take your soul and
ome and go about you, stripping the slain.
Many are crying out, I admit I am slain;
:admit it." On what battlefield, my broth.
irs? By what weapon? "Poluted Imagin.n
ion," says one man; "Intoxicating liquor,"
ays another man; "My own hard heart,"
sys another man. Do you realize this?
Lhen I come to toll' you that the omnipo
ent Christ is ready to walk across this bat
leflelid and revive and resuscitate and resur
ect your dead soul. Let Him take your
umd and rub away the numbness, your head
od bathe off the aching, your heart and
;top its wild throb. He brougt Lazarus to
lie, He brought Tairus's daughter to life, He
rought the young man of Nain to life, and
hese are three proofs anyhow that He can
rng you to life.
When the Philistines came down on t
leid, they stepped between the corpses, mn
hey rolled over the dead, and thgy t6ok
iway everything that was valuable. so
t -as with the people that folloired ater the
es at Chancellorsville and at Pitsburg
ding and at Stone River and at A
tripping the slain, but the Northern
jouthern women-God bless theml-ae on
he field with basins and pads a wt*els
ad lint and cordials and Christian en
iouragement, and the poor fellows that
here lifted up their arms and sg&"
tow good that does feel sine you e
9!" And others looked up and said, "0h
ow you make me think of my rhotherr
Lud others said, "Tell the folks at home I
lied thinking about them." And aother
1ooked up adcl aiMISS, Vod'T.ous
tie a Verse oA ,'Home Sw9eetHom. 17 SrI
ie?" And wathe tows u
he hats were of, and the service wiread
Ilam the resurrection and the life."
h honor of the departed the muskets were
oaded and the commang "Pzeet
re!" And there wa a t s the
gead of theg *o
Mientenant -- the
Phusetts or --- nthe
re enti of uth a volun M."
" n so wroes thsgr field
t moral and a bW the tgel of
Sod come a 3iaimdS_4.
Pere wa voices of a-it And voice -o
lope and voices of andvaces of
heaven,, - ~i
One nt Isaw a tragedy n the ee
)f Broadway and Houston eteet, A youa
had beehat -
rniogh 1o that yo4 could see he hd
llet forehead, stout chest; had a
development. Splendid young man.
young man. Honored young man.
Why did he stop there while so many were
pi and down? The fact is that everyl
a good angel and a bad con
ending for the mastery of his an
fhere were a good angel and a a
traggling with that young 'man's ion! at
he corner of Broadway and EoustOn let
"Come with me," said the good ~~gl - '
wrilitake you home; I will spedmywig
aver your plo; I will lovinly eseortyo
sll throu life under supernatural rte
lion; I wllbless every cup you drink ofe,
every couch you rest on, every doowy you
nter; I will consecrate your tears when you
wreep, your sweat when you toll, and at the
last I will hand over your grave into the
adof the bright angel of a Christian re
urcton. In answer to your father's a
on and your mother's prayer I have be
bent of te Lord out of heaven to be year
gurinsirit. Come with me," said the
godangeli a voiceof unear.
twas music like that hiha
te of heaven whena seraph
,o no," said the bad angel; "come
noe; IE have something better to bf.~
wrines I porare from chalices of bwthn
erousI the d4joe I lead is over loe
llHated wihunrstrained Indulene; tbre
no God to frown on the tmlsof sin
wrhere I worship. The skies areltlan Thd
paths I tread are through meahws, daied
ead primrosed. Come with me. .
The young man hesitated at a timewh
esitation was ruin, and the hadage
mote the good angel until St dpre~
ra away unti a door flashed ope a
~e sky and forever the wings vanished-.
~t was the turning point in that young
rn's history, for, the good aglflown, he
esitated no longer, but starte onath
aywhich is beautiful at the opnnbut
lasted at last. The bad angel, eangthe
~aopened gate after gate, and at each,
gate the road became rougher and the sky
unore lurid, and, what was peculiar, as the
gate slammed shut It came to with a jar thai
indicated that it would never open.
Passed each portal there was a grinding
'f locks a ashoving of bolts, anid the scen
ry on e side of the road changed from
gardens to laserts, and the June sig became
a cutting b~ecember blat, and the bright
wings of the bad -n34 turned to sackcloth,
and the eyes of ligh became hollow with
hopeless grief, and the fountains, that at the
star had tossed with wine, poured forth
bubbling tears and foaming blood, and -
on the right side of the road there wae
a serpent, and thie man uaS4 tothebad angel,
"What is that serpent?" ana the answer was,
t'That Is the serpent of stinging reme~rse.'
Dn the left side the road there was a lion,
md the man asked the bad angel, "What is
hat lion?" and the answer was, "That is the
ion of all devouring despair." A vulture
lew through the sky, and the man asked the
lad angel, "What is that vulture?" and- the
inswer was, "That Is the vulture waiting for
he carcasses of the slain."
And thenathe man began to try to pull ofif
urn the folds of something that had wound
him rou dand round. and hesaid to the bad
angel. "What isait that twists me in this aw
!al convulsion?" and the answer wis "That
' the worm that never dies." And then the
nan said to the bad angel: "What does all
pils mean? I trusted in what you saia at the.
porner of Broadway and Houston street; I
uusted it all, and why have you thtis de
Wived me?" Then the last deception fell off
he charmer, and it said: "I was sent forth -
rom the pit to destroy yoursoul. Iwatched
py chance for many a long year. Whenyou
esitated that pight on Broadway, I gained
aiy triumph. Now you are here. Ha, hal
tou are here. Come, let -us fill these two
shalices of fire and drink together to dark
nes and woe and death. Hai- hail!" Qh,
oung man!- will the good angel sent forth
~y Christ or taebad angel sent forth by sin.
get the victory over your soul? Their wings
ire interlocked this moment above you, -on
lending for your destiny, as above the Apen
ines eagle and condor fight mid-sky. This
~wun mana decie destiny.