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Dr. TaJmage's Sermon Recalls i
Scenes of Youth. s
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He Draws a Vivid Picture of Two i
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Contrasting Homes. A Man's t
True Character Comes Out
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at the Fireside.
Manv tender recollections were stirred
by Dr. Talmage's discourse at Wash- ]
ington last Sunday, and scenes of boy- <
hood and girlhood days will be lived i
over again; ter.t, I Timothy v, 4, "Let ?
them learn first to show piety at home." '
During the summer months the ten- :
d?nc-y is to the fields; to visitation, to "
foreign travel and the watering places,
and the ocean steamers are thronged,
but in the winter it is rather to gather 1
in domestic circles, and during these- ;
months we spend many of the hours :
within doors, and the apostle comes to
us and says that we ought to exercise
Christian behavior amid all'such eir/?T)Tnsfan<v>s_
"Let them learn first to
show piety."
There are a great many people longing
for some grand sphere in which to '
serve God. 'They admire Luther at ,
die diet of Worms and only wish that
they tad some such great opportunity
in which to display their Christian prowess.
They admire Paul making Felix
tremble, and they only wish that they
had some such grand occasion in which
to preach righteousness temperance and
judgment to come. All they vraBt is
c an opportunity to exhibit their ChrisVnw
the aDostle oracti
cally says: "I mil show you a place
where you can exhibit all that is grand
|. and beautifal and glorious in Christian
^ character, aad that is the domestic circle.
Let them learn first to show piety
at home." If one is not faithful io an
insignificant sphere, he will not be faithful
in a resounding sphere. If Feter
will not help the cripple at the gate of
the temple, he will never be able to
, preach 3,000 into the kingdom at the
Pentecost, If Paul will not take pains
to instruct in the way of salvation the
jailer of the Philippian dungeon, he
will never make Felix tremble. He
who is not faithful in a skirmish would
not be faithful in an Armageddon. The
fact is, we are placed in just the posi
tion m wincii we can most granaiy serve
God, and we ought not to be chiefly
thoughtful about some sphere of usefulness
wliich we may after awhile gain,
but the all absorbing question with you
and with me ought to be, "Lord, what
wilt thou have me now and here to do?"
There is one word in St. Paul's adjuration
around which the most of our
tkhaifflita trill rpvnlrp That word is
"home." Ask ten different men the
meaning of that word, and.they will
give you ten different definitions. To
one it means love at the hearth, plenty
at the table, industry at the workstand,
intelligence at the books, devotion at
the that household discord
neycr sounds its warwhoop and decep
tion never tricks with its false face.
X . To him it means a greeting at the door
^ , and a smile at the chair, peace hover- ,
ing like wings, joy clappiDg its hands
with laughter. Life is a tranquil lake.
Pillowed, on the ripples sleep the shadows.
Ask another man what home is,
and he will tell you it is want looking i,
* out of a cheerless fire grate, kneading
hunger in an empty bread tray. The
damp air shivering with-curses. No
Bible on the shelf. Children robbers j
. aod murderers in * ibryo. Obscene ;
-- sAnms their Inlla' farSp n Tvif?
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tare of ruin. W ,. in the background j
and sin staring irom the front. No j
Sabbath wave rolling over that doorsill. ]
.ob Vestibule of the pit/ Shadow of in- i
fernal walls. Furnace for forging ever- '
lasting chains, Fagots for an unend- ;
ing funeral pile. Awful word. It is j
spelled with curses, it weeps with ruin, ]
it chokes with woe, it swears with the <
death agony of despair. The word <
:home" in the one case means every- ]
thing bright. The word3 "home" .in <
the other case means everything terrific., i
I shall speak now-of home as a "test <
of character, home as a refuge, home as i
a political safeguard, home as a sehool t
aDd home as a type of heaven. And in <
the first plaee home is a powerful test 1
of character. The'disposition in pub- i
lie may be in gay costunfe, while in s
private it is dishabille. As play actors <
, ^ may sppear in one way on the stage and j
may appear in another way bnd the i
scenes, so^rivate character may be very '<
different from public character. Pri- (
vate character is often public character 1
tamed wrong side out A man may re . j
ceive you into his parlor as though he t
were- a distillation of smiles, and yet ]
his heait may be a swamp of mettles, t
There are business men who all day <
juii& aic niiiu auu wuivcuuo auu ^cuiai t
and good natured in commercial life,
damming back their irritability and j
their petulance and their discontent; (
but at nightfall the dam breaks and 1
scolding pours forth in floods and fresh- t
ts. - ' j
Reputation is only the shadow of ?
character, and'a very small house some- (
times will cast a very long shadow. 'I he -f
lips may seem to drop wi^h < myrrh and 1
cassia and the disposition to be as t
bright and wary-is astieath of sun- ]
beams, and * c they may only be a t
magnificent sho* window for a wretch; ^
ed stock of goo'3*. Ihere is many a ]
man who is afaoie in public life and t
amid commercial spheres who in a s
cowardly way takes his anger and his t
petulance home and drops them in the c
domestic circle. The jeason men do \
not display their bad temper-in. public {
is because they do not want to be s
knocked down. There are men who ^
rvAfnlo-n^o o
bilitv just for the reason that g
they do not let tne^ -otes go to protest g
?it dow aot pay?or for the same rea- \
son . that they do not want a man in j
their stock company to sell his stock ^
below par lest it depreciate the value. ^
As at sunset - sometimes the wind "t
rises, so after a sunshiny day there may a
be a tempestuous" night. There are ;
people who in public act,, the philan- a
thropist who at.hom&afct-the Xero with \
respect to their slippers and their t
gown. Audubon, the great omitholo- \
gist, with gun and pencil went through }
the forests of America to bring down j
and to sketch the beautiful birds, and T
after years of toil and exposure com- j
pleted his manuscript and put it in a j
trunk in Philadelphia and went off for j
a few days of recreation and rest and ,
-- ^ came back and found that the rats had ).
utterly destroyed the manuscript, but t
without any discomposure and without
any fret or bad temper he again picked j
ip his gun and his pencil and visited t
. again all the great forest of America ^
V and reproduced his immortal work- ^
\ And yet there are people with the ten g
thousandth part of that loss whoare i
utterly irreconcilable, who at the loss j
of a pertoil or an article of raiment will ?
blow as long and loud and sharp as a <
lortheast storm. _ NOW. thai , mac Who
s afable in public and "who is irritable
n private lz making a fraudulent and
>verissue of stock, and he is as bad as
i bank that might have S4UU,UUU or
?500,000 of bills in circulation with no
specie in the vault. Let us learn to
show piety at home. If we have it not
;here, we have it not anywhere. If we
aave not genuine grace in the family
jircle. all our outward and public i
plausibility merely springs from the
'ear of the world or from the slimy,
putrid pool of our own selfishness. I
:ell you the home is a mighty test of
iharacter. What you are at home you
ire everywhere, whether you demonrtrate
it or no*.
Again, home is a refuge. Life is the
Qnited States army on the national
road to Mexico?a long march with ever
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1DU auuu a skiiiui&h <tuu a. ua.uic. -n.
jventide we pitch our tent and stack
the arms; we hang up the war cap, and
Dur head on the knapsack, we sleep
until the morning bugle calls us to
march to the action. How pleasant it
is to rehearse the victories and the surprises
and the attacks of the day, seated
by the still camplire of the home
circle. Yea, life is ?> stormy sea. Witn
shivered masts and torn sails and hulk
aleak, we put in at the harbor of home.
Blessed harbor! There we go for repairs
in the drydock. Th* candle in
the window is to the toiling man the
lighthouse guiding him into port.
Children go forth to meet their fathers
as pilots at the Narrows take the hand
of ships. The:doorsill of the home is
the wharf where heavy life in unladen.
There is the place where we ma}' talk
of what we have done without being
charged with self adulation. There is
the place where we may lounge without
being thought ungraceful. There is
the piece where we may express affection
without being thought silly. There
is the place where we may forget our
annoyances and exasperations and troubles.
Forlorn earth pilgrim, no home?
Then die. That is better, The grave
is brighter and grander and more glorious
than this world with no tent from
marching, with no harbor from the
storm, with no place of rest from this
scene of greed and gouge and loss and
gain. God pity the man or the woman
who has no home!
Further, home is a political safeguard.
The safety of the state must be
Knilf nr> nf fho liAmp W'llV
cannot France come to a placid republic?
MacMahon appoints his ministry,
and all France is aquake lest the republic
be smothered. Gambetta dies,
and there are hundreds of thousands of
Frenchmen -who are fearing the return
of a monarchy. The Dreyfus case is at
this moment a slumbering earthquake
under Paris. France as a nation, has
not the right kind of a Christian home.
The Christian hearthstone is the only
hearthstone for a republic. The virtues
cultured in the family circle are an absolute
necessity for the state. If there
be not enough moral principle to make
the family adhere, there will not be
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enougn pouucai principle 10 niase me
state adhere. No home means -the
Goths and Vandals, means the Nomads
of Asia, means the Numidians of
Africa, changing from place to
place according as the pasture happens
to change. Confounded be
all those babels of iniquity which would
overpower and destroy the home! The
same storm that upsets the ship in
which the family sail will sink the irigate
of the constitution. Jails and
penitentiaries armies and navies are
not onr best defense. The door of the
home is the best fortress. Household
utensils are our best artilery, and the
chimneys of our dwelling houses are
the grandest monuments to safety and
triumph. No home, no'republic!
Farther, home is a school. Old
ground must be turned up with subsoil
plbw, and it must be harrowed and rehnrrnxpfJ
snrJ fnAn hliA ^rrm trill nnf. 1">P
as large as that of the new ground with
less culture. Now. youth and childhood
are new ground, and all the influences
thrown over their heart and life
will come up in after liie luxuriantly.
Every time you have given a smile of
approbation all the good cheer of your
life will come up again in the geniality
jf y~ur children. And every ebullition
)f anger and every uncontrollable display
of indignation will be fuel to their
lisposition 20 or 30 or 40 years from
aow?fuel for a bad fire a quarter of a
jentury from this. You praise the in:elligence
of your child too much some;imes
when you think he is not aware
if it. and vou will s?ft the resnliof ifc
before ten years of age in his annoying
iffec tat ions. You praise his beauty,
supposing he is not large enough to unlerstand
what you say, and you will
ind, him standing on a high chair before
a flattering mirror. Words and
leeds and examples are the seed of
;haracter,* and children are very apt to
)e the second edition of their parents.
Abraham begat Isaac, so virtue is apt
;o go down in the ancestral line, but
Elerod begat Archelaus, so iniquity is
,ransmitted. What vast responsibility
:omes< upon parents in view of this
Oh,, make your nome the brightest
>lace on earth if you would charm your
:hildren to the high path of virtue and
ectitude and religion! Do not always
:urn the blinds t,h#> vrrrmsr wav. Let: the
ight, which puts gold on the gentian
tnd spots -the pansy, pour into your
Iwellings. Do not expect the little
'eet to keep-step to a dead march. Do
lot cover ud your walls with such pic:ures
as West's" "Death on a Pale
Borse" or Tintoretto's "Massacre of
;he Innocents." Rather cover them if
*ou have pictures with "The Hawking
Party/' and "The Mill by the Mounain
Stream," and "The Fox Hunt,"
md the "Children Amid Flowers," and
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ne Jti arrest scene, -ana ine oaturlay
Night Marketing.'' Get you no
lint of cheerfulness from grasshopper's
eap and lamb's.frisk and quail's whistle
md garrulous streamlet, which from
;he rock at the mountain top clear
iown to the meadow ferns under the
ihadow of the steep comes looking to
lee where it can find the steepest place
.0 leap off at and talking just to hear
tself talk? If all the skies hurtled
j.1L x i. 3 1 L.*
vim tempest ana everlasting siorm,
randered over the sea, and every mounain
streim were raving mad, frothing
it the mouth with mud foam, and there
rere nothing but simoons blowing
imong the hills and there were neither
ark's carol nor humming bird's trill,
tor waterfall's dash, but only bear's
>ark and panther's scream and wolf's
iowI, then you might well gather into
'our homes only the shadows. But
fhen God has strewn the earth and the
leavens with beauty and with gladness,
et us take into our home circles all
nnocent hilaiity, all brightness and all
;ood cheer. A dark home makes bad
>ad boys and bad girls m preparaion
for bad men and bad women.
Above all, my friends, take into your
lomes Christian principle. Can it be
hat in anv of the comfortable homea
vhose inmates I confront the voice of
>rayer is never lifted? What! No
application at night for protection?
iVhat! Xo thanksgiving in the mornng
for care? How, my brother, my
iister, will you answer God in the day
>f judgment with reference to your
fchildr<!h? . it is & plain question, and j
therefore i Hsk it. In the temh chapter
of Jeremiah God says he -will pour
out his fury upon the families that call
not upon his names. Oh. parents,
when you are dead and gone, and the ]
moss is covering the inscription of the !
tombstone, will your children look back !
and think of father and mother at fami- i
1.. ?? 9 HT'III iT L>]> AU_ !
ly ?>i*yvi . r> 111 tur-j uuie Liie uiu !
family Bible and'open it and see the
mark of tears of contrition and tears of
consoling promise wept by eyes long
before gone out into darkness? Oh, if
you do not inculcate Christian principle
in the hearts of your children, and you
do not warn them against evil, and you
do not invite them to holiness and to
God, and they wander off into dissipation
and infidelity and at last make
shipwreck of their immortal soul, on
their deathbed and in the day of judgj
.1 !11 . I
merit mey wm curse you:
Seated by the register or the stove,
what if, on the wall, should come out
the history of your children? What a
history?the mortal and imuortal life
of your loved ones! Every parent is
writing the historv of his child. He
is writing it, composing it into a song,
or pointing it with a groan.
My mind runs back to one of the
best of early homes. Prayer like a roof
over it. Peace like an atmosphere in
it. Parents personifications of faith
in trial and comfort in darkness. The
two pillars of that eartnly home long
crumbled to dust. Bnt shall I ever
lorget tnat eariy nomer ics, wnen
the Sower forgets the sun that warmed
it. Yes, when the mariner forgets the
star that guided him. Yes. when love
has gone out on the heart's altar, and
memory has emptied its turn into forgetfulness.
Then, the home of my
childhood, I will forget thee! The family
altar of a father's importunity and
a mother's tenderness, the voices of affection,.
the funeral of our dead, the
father and mother with interlocked
arms like intertwining branches of trees
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uiajviug a pciyctudi aiuu; ui auu
kindness?then I will forget thee?
then, and only then! You know, my
brother, that a hundred times you have
been kept out of sin by the memory of
such a scene as I have been describing.
You have often had raging temptations,
but you know what his held you with
supernatural grasp. . I tell you a man
who has had such a good home as that'
never gets over it, and a man who has
vioh o ftorlv Tiatt-.o novor crofa river
itT "
Again, home is a type of heaver;
our Dest estate we are only pilgria; .win
strangers here. "Heaven is our h
Death will neyer knock at the du..r of
that mansion, and in all that cou itry
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mere is not a single grave, now j;iaa
parents are in the holidays -to gather
their children home again! But I have
noticed that there is almost always a son
or a daughter absent?absent from home
perhaps absent from the oountry, perhaps
absent from the world. Oh. how
glad our heavenly Father will be when
ho cMf.st all his nhilrlrpn hnms with him
in heaven! And how delightful it will
be for brothers and sisters to meet after
long separation! Once they parted at
the door of the tomb. Now they meet
at the door of immortality. Once they
saw only "through a glass darkly.'"
Now it is face to face, corruption, incorruption,
mortality, immortality.
Where are now all their sins and sorrows
and troubles? . Overwhelmed in
the Red sea of death, *hile they pass
through dry shod. Gates of pearl, capstones
of amethyst, thrones of dominion
do not stir my soul so much as the
thought of home. Once there, let
earthly sorrows howl like storms and
roll like seas. Home! Let thrones
rot and empires wither. Home! Let
the world die in earthquake struggle
and be buried amid procession of planets
and dirge of spheres. Home! Let
everlasting ages roll in ^irresistible
sweep. Home! No sorrow. No crying.
No tears. No death. But Home,
sweet home, beautiful home, everlasting
home, home with i ach other, home
with angels, home with G-od. '
One night, lying on my lounge when
very tired, my children.all around about
me in full romp and hilarity and laughter?on
the lounge half awake and half
asleep?I; dreamed this dream: I was in
a far countay^/Jfr was not Persia, although
more than oriental luxuriance
crowned the cities. It was not the
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tropics, aituougn more man tropical
fruitfulness filled the gardens. It was
not Italy,' although more than Italian
softness tilled the air. And I wandered
around looking for thorns and nettles,
but I found that none of them
grew there, and I saw the sun rise, and
I watched to se^ it set, but it sank not.
And I saw the people in holiday attire,
and I said, "When will they put off
this and put on workmen's garb and
agtuu ucive iu lllu illiLit; anu sweuer at
the forge?" But they never put off
the holiday attire.
And I wandered in the suburbs of the
city to find 'the place where the dead
sleep, and I looked all along the line of
the beautiful hills, the place where the
dead might most peacefully sleep, and
I saw towers and castles, but not a mausoleum
or a monument or a white slab
could I see. And I went into the
chapel ol tne great town, and 1 said,
"Where do the poor worship and where
are the hard benches on which they
sit?" And the answer was made me,
"We have no poor in this country."
And then I wandered out to find the
hovels of the destitute, and I found
mansions of amber and ivory and gold,
but not a tear could I see, not a sigh
could I hear. And I was bewildered,
and I sat down under the branches of a
great tree, and I said, "Where am I and
whence comes all this scene?" And
then out from among the leaves and up
the flowery paths and across the broad
streams there came a beautiful group
thronging all about me, and as I saw
them come I thought I knew their step,
and as they shouted I thought I knew
their voices, but then they were so gloriously
arrayed in apparel such as I had
never before witnessed that I bowed as
stranger to stranger. But when again
they clapped their hands and shouted,
"Welcome, welcome!" the mystery all
vanished, and I found that time had
gone and eternity had come and we
were all together again in ournewhome
in heaven, and I looked around, and I
said, <;Are we all here?" and the voices
of many generations responded, "All
here!" And while tears of gladness
were running down our cheeks, and ihe
branches of the Lebanon cedars were
clapping their hands, and the tcwers of
the great city were chiming their welcome
we all together began to leap and
shout and sing: "Home! Home! Home."
Wants Damages.
Wellington, Kan., built a new jail
last year, and the authorities determined
to name it after the first prisoner
who might be confined in it. This
prisoner proved to De a woman, j>irs.
Horton, and the institution was
promptly named "Hort-on Jail.': Now
it has been proven that the woman was
innocent, and she proposes to sue the
Wellington authorities for damages.
If those of our readers whose hens
do not lay every time they want eggs,
will feed them on nearly done cow peas
they will have eggs to burn.
His Entrance Into Havana Causes the
Wildest Enthusiasm.
Gen. Maximo Gomez, the Cuban
commander-in-chief, entered Habaca
Friday afternoon escorted by Gen. Ludlow
and his staff and Troon L. of the
Seventh United States cavalry. He
marched at the head of 2,000 armed
Cuban horsemen and footmen." The
population of the city was wild with enthusiasm,
throwing themselves in front
of the general's horse, impeding its
progress *and pelting him with flowers.
The general reviewed the troops at the
The festivities in honor of the fourth
anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban
struggle for independence was most
spontaneous and wildly enthusiastic.
Habana had never seen anything like it
before. The entrance of Geo. Gomez
into the city was, of course, the princi
pal feature. The whole town was decorated,
and the streets were packed
with a crowd twice as large as that
which turned out at the Garcia funeral.
As Gen. Gomez passed the crowd
went wild with vivas, hats were flung in
the air, and women showered flowers on
all sides. He bowed and raised his
hat incessantly as the crowds struggled
to get near his horse and clung to the
animal's sides as long as possible. The
procession stopped frequently, eventually
filing into the main streets of the
city, passing central park and arriving
at the palace at half past 2.
Once at the palace the Cuban com
mander in-chief was welcomed by Senor
Federico Mora, the civil governor.
\TorAr P/irPortf A A fli A m AmV*Ai?j
i'ltij vx i tiigviv uawotL, tat
of the city council, the junta patriotica
the members of the assembly, the officials
of ali classes and numerous patriotic
clubs. The place was beautifully
Following the procession were many
private carriages filled with women of
f ^ V\?>a f crtniafr OATYIQ allonrrv'M/^ollvT
dressed and others waving flags. TEe
Cuban bands played the Cuban national
hymn, varying this with "Dixie," "The
StaT Spangled Banner," "TheStars and
Stripes forever." and popular American
marches. There were many allegorical
floats expressing the friendship
between Cuba and the United States.
A handsome carriage, containing la
dies, ana decorated with large Spanish,
American and Cuban flags draped together
with white ribbons and bearing
the legend "Unity, peace and concord,"
was vociferously cheered. Still
another float reresentcd -a Cuban woman
holding the American flag, with
the scattered crown of Spain at her
No fewer than 25,000 people were in
line, requiring three hours to pass a given
point. After the review at the palace,
Gen. Gomez, accompanied by his
staff, proceeded to Elvedado, visiting
Gen. Brooke. This evening he attended
the charity ball at the Tacon theatre,
where the best Habana society
was represented. Foreign consuls rais_
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ea uieir respective uags in uuiiur ui cue
day. The crowds throughout were orderly.
Spanish .oerivation*.
Many English words are taken directly
from the Spanish. When you
speak of a Piccadilly collar ~ou are
not using sl&ng. The ^piccadallo" is
a collar which at one time was worn
by all men of position in Spain.
A few years since many Americans
cities boasted of companies of volunteer
soldiers called grenadiers.
The first grenadiers were in Grenada.
TTTTI/VW TTTA flra cnaninl
LFU1 UJLcLi IJJCO, \JJL niivui irv uiv
[y proud just now, got their name by
clipping the last syllable of "marineros,"
which is the equivalent Spanish
-Rye bread without caraway seeds
would not be rye bread at all. Caraway
is a purely Spanish word, derived
from "Alcara Hueya."
The hammock on your veranda got
its name from the Spanish "hamaca,"
although that is not purely a Spanish
word. Columbus got it from the Indians
400 years ago.
There are many - other examples:
:'Banana," "apricot," "Canada," "duel"
and "palavar" nrc all directly from the
Venice Drying Up.
Venice without its waters would be
a far less pictusesque place than it
actually is. And such a state of af-.
fairs, we are led to believe, may eventually
come about The regular increase
in the delta of the Po has-been
studied by Prof. Marinelll. Compari-.
son of the Austrian map of about 1823
with the records of surveys made in
1893 shows that the mean annual increase
during those seventy yeara has "
hwit about three-tenths of a square
mile; and from all known data it appears
that the total increase during
six centuries has been about 198 square
miles. The increase is continuing, and;the
Gulf of Venice is doomed in time.*
to disappear. No immediate alarm
need, however, be excited, for Prof.
Marinelli calculates that between 100
md 120 centuries will elapse before the
?ntire northern Adriatio will have become
dry land.
distance Traveled When Reading.
Has it ever occured to you to reckon
how far your eyes travel in reading?
The distance will not startle you. perhaps.
for 1.000,000 letters in ordinary
type would measure hardly more than
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my house. 1 use it tor almost everything,
where any medicine is needed,
and have gotten the best of results
every time. Respectfully,
James M. Smith.
If there is anything in the old saying
that a severe winter makes a good crop
year, and we think there is a great deal
of truth in it, the farmer will be blessed
with very fine crops this season, for we
have certainly had one of the coldest
spells that has ever been known in this
section of the country. 1 i1" ~1
<1 LUiJLt; yiilLCU oiuc uj Oiuv. *** ?,
time, however, the average reader
wends his way through 2,000 miles of
print. The average novel of 300 pages
contains one mile of reading; that is,
the eye travels 1.700 yards in reading
the book through.
Charlotte Man Suicides.
II. S. Chadwick of Charlotte, X. C.,
apparently a person* of wealth, committed
suicide by shooting at the Parker
House in Boston Thursday. He
engaged a suite at the hotel and Wednesday
night he was found in his room
in a delirious condition and a male
nurse was summoned. Thursday morning
Mr. Chadwick went into 'the bathroom
adjoining his chamber while thv
nurse was ordering his breakfast and
put a bullet through his brain.
Will Se Saved.
' After considerable delay the forteer
Spanish cruiser Reina Mercedes, which
was sunk in the channel of San^iap^
harbor during the bombardment by Admiral
Sampson's fleet on June Ikh, hss
been raised and pumped out, the gov
ernment tugs assisting the wrecking
Mr. James M. Smith of Columbia. S
C. writes: Dear Sir?It eives mo
great pleasure to say tnat tne Uld
North State Ointment bought of you
has entirely cured me of eczema when
everything I had used previously failed
to giye any relief. It is a great medicine.
and I would not be without it in
Massed at the Eecent SsssioD ef the
; An act to prevent destruction of graves
and graveyards.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the genI
eral assembly of the State of South
j Carolina, That from and after the approval
of this act any person or persons
who shall wilfully obliterate or desecrate
any grave, or shall wilfully destoy
any plants, trees, decorations,
shrubberry, or deface or remove any
grave stone, or shall wilfully destroy,
tear down or injure any fence or other
enclosure of any graveyard, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
shall pay a fine of not less thin
$25 er be confined in the county chaingang
not more than 30 nor less than 10
Approved February 15, A. D. 1S99.
An act to require cotton buyers to accept
bales of cotton weighing not
less than three hundred pounds,
i AW 1 PA if Anft Af A/^ V\ T-? f Vi A rrAn?
UGUllUll J. CuaV/LUU UJ tuu wCJl I
eral assembly of the State of South
Carolina, That it shall be unlawful for
any cotton buyer to refuse to accept any
bale of cotton, after he has bought the
same by sample thereof, weighing over
300 pounds, provided same corresponds
in quality with sample bought by; and
any such buyer who docks or deducts
any amount from the purchase price of
any such bale of cotton, or attempts to
dock or deduct, any amount from the
purchase price of such bale of cotton,
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
nrid.imnn ^nnvir>tirm hcfrvrA anvp.rmrt
of competent jurisdiction shall be fined
in the sum of not more than $100 nor
less than $20.
Approved February 15, A. D. 1899.
An act to declarc the law in relation to
termination of rental contracts.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the general
assemply of the State of South
Carolina, That from and after the passage
of this act, should any tenant for
years or lesser period remove from any
demised premises before the expiration
of the term for which said premises
were demised, leased or. rented, then,
and in such case, the rent (which would
I be earned up to the end of the month
in which the tenant leaves) shall be immediately
due and payable and it shall
be lawful for the landlord, at any time
within five days after the removal of
such tenant, to issue his distress warrant
for such an amount as may be due
up to the expiration of the month in
which said tenant leaves the premises.
Approved Fo'bruary 15, A. D. 1899.
An act to require county boards of commissioners
to deduct from salary of
regular constables compensation paid
persorts~acting as constables on a particular
occasion, unless such service
was rendered in an emergency wherein
the regular constable could""not
perform the service.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the general
assembly of the State of South Car
olina, That in all counties t>f the State
wherein magistrates are allowed by
law to appoint a constable, such constable
so appointed receiving a salary
from the county in lieu of all costs and
fees in criminal cases, it shall be I
the duty of the board of county commissioners
to deduct from the salary of
such constable a)! sums .paid to any
other person or persons for services
rendered the county in criminal cases
while acting under appointment by
such magistrate, on a particular occasion;
unless it is proven to the satisfaction
of the board of county commissioners
that such services were rendered
in an emergency wherein it was impossible
for the constable entitled to
the salary to perform the said sen-ices.
Approved February, 15, A. D. 1899.
An act to provide for the renewing char
ters of ferries which have expired or
are about to expire, and for granting
charters for ferries not heretofore
Section 1. Be it enacted by the general
assembly of the state of South
Carolina,. That aftei the approval of
this act, when the charter of any ferry
has expired -or is about to expire, the
same may be renewed or rechartered,
and when a ferrry needed where no ferry
has been heretofore chartered the
same may be chartered in the following
manner: By application to the
county board of commissioners instead
of to the general assembly, and where
the . ferry is across a river at a point
mk WITA1* "1*3 i'VlA VlA
WLLC1C SUUU livgi jlo wuc uuuuuaij
tween two or more counties, then to
the respective boards of commissioners
of the counties concerned. That the
.'application shall be by petition after
the notice now required by law, and
after strictly observing and complying
with all prerequisites required by law
before the granting of such charters.
Sec. 2. Such charter shall be: to the
'applicant, (petitioner,) his or her heirs
and assigns, for a term not to exceed
twenty-one years, and shall be subject to
revocation at any tine by the county
board of commissioners which granted
or renewed the same for such cause or
causes as to them may seem just and
Sec. 3. That the following shall be
the maximum rates of toll that shall
be charged at each public ferry in this
state chartered under the provisions of
this act:* For every passenger, 5 cents;
for every head of sheep, goats, hogs
and other small animals; 5 cents; for
every horse, mule and head of cattle,
10 cents; for every passenger with single
horse, mule, ox or other ridiDg animal,
20 cents: for every single horse
buggy, cart or other vehicle. 25 cents;
for every 2-horse wagon or other vehicle,
50 cents; for every 3-horse wagon
jr other vehicle, 65 cents; for every
4-horse wagon or other vehicle, 75
cents: Provided, that it shall be with
ill tliC piuviuvc auu ^/U*TCi VJL CJUV^
county board of commissioners of the
several cduiities of the state to fix
lower rates of toll for any one or more
specific ferries in any county as the
special conditions and circumstances
may demand, and in case of ferries
crossing rivers or streams forming
boundary limes between any two counties
the power and province aforesaid
shall vest in the county boards of commissioners
of said counties.
Sec. 4. That the eounty boards of
commissioers of the various counties
of the state are hereby authorized and
empowered to grant the charters for
ferries, and to establish feeries under
the provions of this act. and shall report
all such ^charters to the secretary
of state immediately after they are
Sec. 5. That the following shall be
a sufficient form for such charter:
The state of South Carolina, county
of , on the petition of , and
it appearing that the public good will be
subserved thereby the (or a) ferry across
river at , known as (or to
be known as) ferry, is hereby
chartered (or rechartered) and vested in
. the said petitioner, his (or herheirs,
executors, administrators or assign?,
for the term of years, sub
ject, however, to be revoked in the discretion
of the county board of commission)
l-:vmr~V Ml i "iWllil Mh i nil" i |-nt"'-- i
ers at an}* time. Given under cur hands
and seal of this office, this the
day of , A. D. 18?.
Approved February 15, 1899.
j Sec. G. That all acts and parts cf
acts inconsistent with this.net are hereI
kr 1
U J Itj^vuivu.
| Some Sago Kernarks by an Officer Who
Knew Whereof Ho Spoke.
The downtown policeman was in a
reminiscent mood. "Yes," lie said,
"never go before a man when you are
arresting him, and whatever you do,
never precede him when you are going
down a flight of stairs. I was walking
my beat one dark night when I heard
cries or muraer coming irom a xeuement
house. Running to the place, I
saw a great hulk of a fellow beating his
wife, who was screaming and shouting
in mortal terror. At the sight of me
the fellow ran upstairs, and I went after
him. The stairway leading from
the upper floor to fehe kitchen below
was a very narrow affair, and it was
impossible for two to walk abreast. So,
with my prisoner at arm's length to the
rear, I went down the flight. There
was an old-fashioned door at the bottom
of the staircase, and I had hardly
opened it when something hit me a
whack on the head like a load of bricks
falling from a seven-story roof. At the
same time a shrill fen:ale voice shriek"ed
out: 'There, you brute, you will
strike a defenseless woman, will you?'
j and again she raised a long, heavy iron
poker, which she held in her hand, to
| strike me. As she looked up she saw
her mistake, but too late to check her
i sinewy right, which was twirling
I through the air. Down came the poker
j again. Bang! it didn't do a thing to
| my helmet, and I saw more stars at
' ? ? -r 1 _"T
[ mat xime man ever i am on a. uu^uc
night in August. 'Holy mother!' shrieked
out the woman, when she saw what
she had done, 'I've struck the cop and I
thought it was Jimmy I was bateing.'
To make my cup of sorrow more bitter
the next morning the woman swore,
that her husband always treated her
kindly, and that I had no ngnt to interfere
while Jimmy was giving her
only what she deserved. Yes, whatever
people may say, a policeman's lot is no
bed of roses."
At Mme. Patti's Castle.
Visiting Mme. Pali's superb castle in
Wales, a guest not long since had a
very curious experience. He chanced
to open his window in the middle of the
night, and, to his surprise, bells began
to ring in every quarter of the grounds.
Very much scared, but realizing that he
had, after all, only set a burglar alarm
going, the guest descended-to reassure
the household, when he instantly found
himself in danger from a dozen roving
dogs, who had obtained their freedom
and were growling aid snapping in the
ugliest manner. At breakfast next
morning he learned all about the curious
fad of Mme. Patti, and wondered
at it.
The singer has a great dread of burglars.
Some time ago a gang of these
gentlemen from London attempted to
obtain admittance, but were defeated in
their object, and since that date Mme.
Patti has set up every kind of burglar
alarm that exists. The queer part
about one of these is, however, well
worth noticing. Her largest dog, an
enormous brute, who might be relied
OH to cope wuu a nine army ui iuic?w,
is kept rigorously chained in a patent
kennel. But the chain is so arranged
that should any one attempt to open
a window or' a door in the castle the
dog is released and free to rove at his
pleasure, it being presumed that he
would at once make for the burglars
and do his duty. The idea is ingenious,
and, as the traveler discovered, not a
"Xavy Sherry."
According to the navy" regulations,
whiskey is not allowed on war ships
except in the medical supplies, but it
gets aboard somehow, as visitors to the
hospitable officers can testify. It is
called' "navy sherry" on shipboard.
Sometimes, when the fleet was on"
blockade duty, newspaper despatch
boats carried supplies to the officers.
\ man ignorant of the rule about "navy
oherry" hailed the flagship New Yorkone
Sunday morning off Santiago and
asked the officer of the deck if he would
send a boat for some supplies.
"For whom are they?" the officer
asked, through a megaphone.
I "The ward room mess,'7 was the reply.
It was an idle hour on the New York,
and a crowd of officers and men had
lined up and were listening.
"What supplies have you?" the officer
asked again, and through his megaphone
the correspondent bawled:? .
"Onions, potatoes and whiskey!"
Then he wondered why all the officers
in sight fled to the other side of
the ship, holding their sides with
laughter. The onions fcnd potatoes
were sent on board?at least they alone
were received officially.
An officer, who asked a friend to get
a case of "navy sherry" for him later
on was astounded wh>en ..the man
brought real sherry. He had supposed
that every one knew the difference.
"Come In, OI?l Paxd.*'
The land crab, big, noisy, of weird
locomotion and most objectionable appearance,
was among the horrors which
our soldiers encountered as they movedfrom
Siboney to Santiago. Most of the
men had never seen such creatures, and
regarded them with extreme aversion.
Often these noisy creatures invaded
the tents of the men, and violence and
profanity followed. But some of the
Rough Riders had seen such things before.
One flight an Eastern man was
vrsiting a Rough Rider from Arizona,
when in walked the biggest land crab
of the season.
"Ugh!" cried the visitor. "Look at
that!" 04
"Why," said the Rough Kider,
delightedly, "how home like!" And extending
his hand toward the ugly in- I
truder, he cried:?"Cone in, old pard.
I knew your brother In old Arizona."
The Eastern man fled, leaping over the
"old Dard" as he departed.
Tup: Sumter Freeman says: '"The
dispensary stands for another year, despite
the fact that a majority of the legislators
were opposed to it?thus demonstrating
its power as a political
machine. Light, however, has been
lurr.ed on and such pressure will soon
brought to bear on the legislature as
will compel that body to submit the
question to the people and then woe to
the big machine!" If a majority of the
Legislature is opposed to the dispensary
i hey have a very poor way of showing
An enterpising American firm in
Manila has struck off a number of
badges, commemorative of Dewey's victory
on May 1, 1S0S, and thousands of
them have been sold to our soldiers.
The ribbon of the baJge is a piece of
red. white and blue silk. The pendant
is a bronze medal on one side of whicli
is stamped the inscription: "Dewey's
Victory. Manila Bay," and on the other
side is a picture ef the Olympia.
Millions Of Illicitly Coined Iitipees >'o?
in Circulation,
Whom the Government of British
India closed tlie mints to the coinage
of silver in 1S1KJ. it was predicted thai
private enterprises would tind a v.-aj
Df frustrating: its intentions. Sir Davie
Barbour combatted thn idea ami gavt
his reasons for believing: that the
measure wouUl give to little or uc
illicit coining. The exncrienee of the
three following years s<t*tned to jus
tify his forecast, as nothing was detected
in that direction, although the
circulation of rupees was carefully ob
served. Matters, however, have assumed
recently a different aspect
According to one of the Indian papers
the net import of silver for those thret
years was 20.000.00 ounces. With this
enormous augmentation of Tlie silvei
imports in one year, there iias beer
an increase of rupees in circulation
principally of the years 1840 and IStri
Itnow transpires that illicit coining
IS ?^01Ii?^ <>I1 HI lllUui oil ?.iLi cauLiuv/u>
scale. especially in the native States
Various explanations are given of the
way these illicitly coined rupees gel
into circulation. One is ihnt tlie ha
zaar money lenders are the channel b}
which they pass from the hands of th(
private coiners into public currency
It has been remarked that of late loans
could be obtained in the bazaars fot
short periods :it several points below
bank rates, and it is coujectured thai
this was done in consequence of tht
large supply of illicit rupees .%t the dis
posal of the i..oney lenders tnat c-oulc
be profitably employed at compara
tively low rates. It is stated, on whai
seems good auihoritj, .hat millions oJ
illicitly coined rupees are now in cir
Sn T?1 A;o tnvnuH rtni- hv ctflroTV
L UUUIVU ill luvii.t, lui v* wv?v xiug
machines imported from Austria
md so excellent is the workmanship or
them that they defy detection even bj
the masters of the mints.
A Few Han<ly Articles Which Have Recently
Been Patented.
io reiain smrt uosoms iu yiacc, c
southerner has patented a device com
posed of two strips of flexible webbing
crossed at the back, with fasteners ai
the ends which clasp the edges of th(
bosom and draw it against the bodj
to prevent it from bulging out.
In a recently-patented bicycle saddle
the frame is pivoted at the end of th<
post to tilt forward and backward, ar
adjustable coiled spring being attachec
to the point of the saddle to allow it tc
swing back until the tension of th*
spring balances the weight of the rider
Cotton can be easily gathered by s
New Jerseyman's invention, an engine
being mounted on a wagon and usee
to drive an intermittent-blast suctior
pump, with funnel-mouthed tubes helc
in the hands of the pickers to suck tlw
. cotton into a wire basket on the
To prevent animals from swallow
ing their food in a hurry, an improved
manger has a spring partition suspend
sd from the top. which only premits a
cmnii nortion of the food to fall at s
time, pressure on the partition to gel
larger mouthfuls shutting off the sup>
ply entirely.
An Austrian has patented an appii
ance to be attached to the months ol
cannon, to be struck by the shell as il
leaves the muzzle, the device being
hinged at the top of the gun to swing
out of the way after it has explodec
the shell and caused its contents tc
spread over a large area.
Where Umbrellas Are Valuable.
An Af-rican chiefs umbrella is of
greater importance than many people
suppose. Apart from its enormous
size, its loss in battle more than equals
fha nf a standard of a European
commander. Some of the umbrellas
are of prodigious dimensions, bein?
no less than 2T> feet in diameter, with
ribs 12 feet six inches long.
John Bull does not hesitate to utilize
material wherever found. He a!
ready has native regiments in India.
Egypt and other colonies, and is nop
engaged in raising a regiment of Chi
oese, to be commanded by Englishmen.
The economy ofrthe movement,
too, will be in the fact, that, while the
troops fight for England, the Chinese
Government will probably pay them.
Periodically some genius presents 2
bullet proof cloth and .wants it adopted.
The latest is that of a Frenchman, the
essential portion being a sheet of metal
placed between an outer and.inner lining.
A suit weighs s?> en pounds, fotu*
teen ounces and a Mauser bullet fired
at a distance of 70 yards made a verj
slight indentation in the metal, nol
enough to disturb the inner lining.
Four people, all named Franklin, wer
recently married m Jefferspuville. lwc
brothers met the two girls the same day.
called at the frame time, popped the
question the same evening, eloped in
the same vehicle and were married under
a double ceremony.^ Verily, it was
a case of four hearts "with but a single
thought and that thought matrimony.'
Take Care of
... Your Properly.
Save money oy keeping yoir
Gins in thorough repair.
Yon get better results
; please the'public
and save your
Fourteen years practical experience
in the ELLIOTT Gl>'
SHOPS at "Winnsboro, S. C..
is a guarantee of good work.
Send yonr gins at once telle
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I Charleston, South Garolina. ;
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Corner VaoderjiorstSSm'iSts.,
i Charleston, -|
Hirl ITnrfli Otnta
uiu nuun oiaiG uiiiimoiiu
The Old* North State Oinl
J ment is a medical wonder disi"
covered by Jasper Miller. It
cures Piles, Eczema, Carbunj
cles, Boils, Inflammatory .
Rheumatism, orns, Bunions,
Sore Eyes, Sore Throat, Prick- *
; ly Heat and ail siun diseases,
r or money refunded. Only 25
cents per box. The discovery ^
was a case of seeming necessity.
His little daughter had a
fearful case of eczema of the
head and eyes, and it finally
L got into the upper lip, causing
1 it to turn inside out. He had
t her treated by leading?the ;?
; best?physician^ in Columbia
and Charlotte for nearly two
; years, and the disease con|
stantly grew worse. He be- ^
i gan reading a standard medi
; cai journal, auu saw, many
things recommended for eczei
ma, and went to work o?d . ; -3
[ took ofthe many things and ^
i compounded this uedical won[
der, Old JSorth State Ointment,
! and cured, in the case of this -- |
little girl, one of the most J
j stubborn cases of eczema; after
. which xmany other stubborn
l dicoasoa. hd ca haatl ftytlflri- - i5
? ?* ' v ? w?
\ mented witli and cured.
Cu'.hVrL Ga . i> pte nWt?r L, 1897. ^
. Mr Jasper Miller, olom^ia, 3 O :
Dcj.r Sir?A frieu<i f m ne bad ecz?:m, in
S?.t nnuh acd he h d tries everything re,
commended to him without Suco-e*: l.re)
coamec^ed youi* (); ! N'-rtb Slat*?1 Ointment.
| Beusod o e box.'whi h rnafe -4 complete
, cure I tak-. p.-- asure in rec-u u-adiag it \<?"
to any ne suffcrta*; Tom ?-czema -r *j?j fKin ?.L '
aJFecioti YViur- tin*y. 0. B*eot.
For sale bj all Dealers and ; rugginta at 25
cents per boz^
i ^ From Kaktr D:,sct to Purchaser - V'
: i ?-j-m m
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Is always Good, always Reliable* ?l
- <?? always Satis factory, always Last* Mf
I 9S? ing. You take no chances in bay- <9 ? <
sSh It costs somewhat ^iore than a MB . ".'I;
- cheap, poor piano, but Is much the M SjlgK
3S? cheapest in tbe end.
jgff No other High Grade Piano sold *o ffij ' "SS
reasonaoie. x acwry prices w rovau A
GSK buyers. Easy payments. Write us* Om
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Machinery. .
Roller Floor Mills. - ^
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One. of the lar^st mnafnearer*
Flour Mill Machinery in the on try
and having experienced Millwrights, ''$&&
[ am prepared to build mills on
the most improved plans and at
prices to compete with any one
in the trade. We guarantee
the products of our mills to -^32
equal the grades of the best
Western mills. Before .
/ placing your orders *
write to me.
I also handle a complete line c? Wood- . .
Working Machinery: Saw MilU, Ea
^ines and Boilera, Corn Mills and Machinery
in general.
Having been established in business
here for sixteen years, I have built up'
my trade by selling the very highest
class of machinery, and am in a better
position to serve the interest of my ' '*eu-t->!i;crs
than ever before.
V. 0. Badham, j|
We will exhibit at theM
Fair to be held here jM
13th to 18th, in or>?
ation a
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lotte, N. C.
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portunity of seajA
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