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Dr, Taimage Draws Some Lessons i
From Summer Outings. \ r
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The Necessity For a Period of z
Inoccupation. No Surplus c
of Piety at those i {
At this season of the'year, when all *
who car. get a vacation are taking it, j
this discourse of Dr. Talmage is sug- c
gestive and appropriate. T ,e text is 2
John v, 2, 3: "A pool, which is called 1
*- ~ MnoT?et,hesda. hav- | 1
ill tilC LL</li/lVn i?vw^av j
ing five porches. In these lay a great j
multitude of impotent folk, of blind,' ,
halt, withered, waiting for the moving
of the water." J
Outside the city of Jerusalem .there ,
was a sanative watering place, 'the popular
resort for invalids. To this day "
there is a dry basin of rock which sho*s ,
that there may have been s. pool there
360 feet long, 130 feet wide and 75 feet ;
deep. This pool was surrounded by ]
five piazzas, or porches, or bathing .
houses, where the patients tarried until
the time when they were to step into the
o? n ; _ ^ ^ t
water. &o rar as remv.gvianus ?t?.j ,
concerned, it must have been a Sarato,
ga and a Long Branch on a small scale; *
a Leamington and a Brighton combined "
. t ?medical and therapeutic. Tradition s
says that at a certain season of the year
there was an officer of the government ?
who would go down to that water and
pour in it some healing quality, and 2
after that the people would come and J
get the medication. But I prefer the
plain statement of Scripture, that at a ]
certain season an angel came down and
stirred up or troubled the water, and "
then the people came and got the heal- ra
ing. That angel of God that stirred up 3
the Judaen watering place had his *
counterpart in the angel of healing who, 1
in our day, steps into the mineral water ?
of Congress or Sharon or Sulphur *
Springs, or into the salt sea at Cape 2
May and Nithant. where multitudes 1
who are worn out. with commercial and *
professional anxieties, as well as those *
who are affiictcd with rheumatic, neuralgic
and splenetic diseases, go andnre *
cured by the thousands. These bless- ^
ed Bethesdas are scattered all up and *
down our country.
We are at a season of the year when
rail trains are laden with passengers and
baggage on their way to the mountains
and the lakes and the seashore. Multitudes
.of our citizens are away for a restorative
absence. The city heats are
pursuing the people with torch and fear
of sunstroke. The long, silent halls of
sumptuous hotels are all abuzz with excited
arrivals. The antlers of Adirondack
deer rattle under the shot of city
sportsmen, the trout make fatal snap at
the hook of adroit sportsmen, who toss
tl I.?*1 A MTHO I
ftaeir spw-ieu uinnauijo mtu tuv
basket; the baton of the orchestral lead- ^
er taps the music stand on the hotel *
green, and American life has put on festal
array, and the rumbling of the ten
pin alley, and the crack of the ivory 1
v balls on the green baized billiard tables, I
and the jolting of the barroom goblets s
and the explosive uncorking of the c
champagne bottles, and the whirl and ^
the rustle of the ballroom dance, and ?
the clattering hoofs of the race courses I
and other signs of social dissipation at- ?
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test tnat tne season ior me giea^ -xmu- ican
watering places is in full play. -1
Music! Flute and drum and cornet-a- s
piston and clapping cymbals wake the J
echoes of the mountains. Glad am I *
that fagged out American life for the t
most part has an opportunity to rest I
and that nerves racked and destroyed *
wili find a Bethesda. I believe in wa- t
tj?rir?cr Thfiv recunerate for ac- 1
-W-.?0 ? A
tive service many who were worn out '
with trouble or overwork. They are 1
national restoratives. *
The first temptation that is apt to '
hover in this direction is to leave your I
piety at home. You will send the dog *
and cat and canary bird to be well cared *
for somewhere else, but the temptation 3
will be to leave your religion in the I
room with the blinds down and the
doors bolted, and then you will come a
back in the auiumn to find that it is i
starved ana suffocated, lying stretched j c
on the rug, stark dead. There is no v
surplus of piety at the watering places, a
I neyer knew any one to grow very rap- e
idly in grace at the Catskill Mountain j
House or Sharon Springs or the Fails of 5
Montmorency. It is generally the case a
that the Sabbath is more of a carousal t
than any other day, and there are Sun- i
day walks, and Sunday rides, and Sun- I
day excursions. Elders and deacons s
and ministers of religion who are en- f
tirely consistent at home, sometimes r
when the Sabbath dawns on them at 1
Niagara Falls or the White mountains t
take a day to themselves. If they go '
to the church, it is apt to be a sacred '
parade, and the discourse, instead of J
being a plain talk about the soul, is apt f
^ to be what is called a -crack sermim? c
that is, some discourse picked out of
tk rfoor oc ATI & ! f
tuc CUUOiVUJ Ui UiJ.V jVtti vuv v**v
most adapted to excite admiration, and p
in those churches, from the way the t
ladies hold their fans, you know that o
they are not so much impressed with t
the heat as with the picturesqueness of t
half disclosed features. Four puny v
souls stand in the organ loft and squall I
a tune that nobody knows, and worship- c
ers, with $2,000 worth of diamonds on e
the right hand, drop a cent into the i:
poor box, and then the benediction is p
pronounced, and the farce is ended, c
The toughest thing I ever tried to do g
was to be good at a watering place. The s
air is bewitched with the "world, the t
flesh and the devil." There are Chris- e
tians who, in three or four weeks in A
such a place, have had such terrible v
rents made in their Christian robe that v
they had to keep darning it until a
Christmas to get it mended. I:
Another temptation hovering around ^
nearly all our watering places is the 0
horse racing business. V.'e all admire ?
the horse, but we do not think that its ^
beauty or speed ought to be cultured at ^
the expense of human degradation. ^
The horse race is not of such importance ^
as the human race. The Bible inti- "
mates that a man is better than a sheep,
and I suppose he is better than a horse, "
though like Job's stallion, his neck be E
clothed with thouder. Horse races in P
olden times were under the ban of Chris- v:
tian people, and in our day the same s:
institution has come up under fictitious ?1
names. And it is called a "summer 15
meeting," almost suggestive of posi- u
tive religious exercises. And it is 2
called an "agricultural fair," sugges- ?
tive of everything that is improving in "
the art of farming, but under these de- a
ceptive titles are the same cheating,
and the betting, and the same drunken- ^
ness, and :he same vagabondage, and 2
the same abomination that were to be a
found under the old horse racing sys- S
tem. I never knew a man yet who could ^
give himself to the pleasures of the ^
turf for a long reach of time and not be *
mattered iHmoials, Tiifejr hc&J up their
panking team and put on their SportDg
cap ana light their" cigar and take
he reins and dash down on the road to
>erditioa! The great day at Saratoga
.ad Brighton Beach and Cape May and
icarly all the j)tbe? watering places is
he day of the races.
Another temptation hovering around
he watering place is the formation of
lasty and lifelong alliances. The
catering places are responsible foi
nore of the domestic infelicities of this
icuntry than nearly all other things
ombined. Society is so artificial there
bat no sure judgment of character can
>e formed. They who form companonships
amid such circumstances gc
nto a lottery where there are 20 blanks
;o one prize. In the seveTe tug 01 me
ou want more-than glitter and splash.
Life is not a ballroom where the music
lecides the step, and bow and prance
md graceful swing of long train can
nake up for strong common sense. You
night as well go among the gaylj
minted vachts of a summer reeatta tc
ind war vessels as to go rimoDg the
ight spray of the summer wateriDe
)lace to find character that can stand
he test of the great struggle of humar
ife. In the battle of life you ^ant s
tronger weapon than a lace fan or a
:roquet mallet. The load of life is sc
leavy that in order to draw it you
vant a team stronger than that made
ip of a masculine grasshopper and a
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emimoe Dutieray. n tuurt; is a,uy ?uo.l
n the community who excites my conempt
and who ought to excite the conempt
of every man and woman, it is
he soft handed, soft headed dude, who.
>erfumed until the air is actually sick,
;pends his summer in striking killing
rttitudes, ar.d waving sentimental adi
:ux, and talking infinitesimal nothings,
md finding his heaven ia the set of a
avender kid glove. Boots as tight as
m inquisition. Two hours of consu innate
skill exhibited in the tie of a
lashing cravat. His conversation
nade up of uAhs!" and "Ohs!:' and
:He hes!''
There is only one counterpart to such
? ? ? a^ A "pTAflitj
I Hid 11 ClidL, auu Lixab iO wuv
roung woman at the watering places;
ler conversation made up -of French
noonshine; wbat she las in her head
>nly equaled by what she has on hei
>ack; useless ever since she was born,
md to be useless until she is dead uness
she becomes an intelligent Christian.
We may admire music and fail
aces and graceful step; out amid the
lejirfclessness.and the inflation and the
antastie influences of onr modern
ratering places beware how you make
ifelong covenants.
Another temptation that hovers over
he watering place is that of baneful
A 1 mAflf /rr?A-J*T7 AT)D fltftrtini*
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>ff for the summer takes some reading
natter. It is a book out of the library
>r off the bookstand or bought of the
>oy hawking books through the cars. I
eally believe there is more pestiferous
rash read among the intelligent classes
nJuly and August than in all the other
en months of the year. Men and wonen
who at home would not be satisfied
vith. a book that was not really sensible
. find sitting on hotel piazza or under
he trees .eadi'jg books the index of
- - " J 1 T * fl i 1
Finch would mase tnem Diusn n mey
mew that you knew what the book was.
'Oh," they say, "you must have inteligent
recreation." Yes. There is no
leed that you take along to a watering
>lace ''Hamilton's Metaphysics" or
ome ponderous discourse on the eternal
lecrees or "Faraday's Philosophy.'"
["here are many easy book3 that are
;ood. You might as well say, "1 pro>ose
now to give a little rest to my di;estive
organs, and instead of eating
leavy meat and vegetables I will, for a
?? 1 - Tlr?"U CI ^ 7 ^ V? 4-S\V* o llf.f.lo
IbCiC VY 1111^5 i-ajxc ivvu ?.
trychcine and a few grains of ratsbane."
literary poison in August is as bad as
iterary poison in December. Mark
hat. Do not let the frogs of a corrupt
>rinting press jump into your Saratoga
ruDk or White mountain valise. Are
here not good books that are easy tc
ead?books of entertaining travel;
iooks of congenial history; books of
rare fun; books of poetry, ringing with
nerry canto: books of fine engraving:
>ooks that uill rest the mind as well as
rarify the heart and elevate the whole
ife? There will not be an hour beween
this and your death when you can
iftora to read a book lacking in mora]
Another temptation horering all
-rrmnrl rmr Tcai-Arimr nl?r>AS is intftTlftat
ng beverages. I am told that it is becoming
more and more fashionable foi
romen to drink. I care not how well
. woman may dress, if she has taken
nough of wine to flush hfr cheek and
nit a glassiness on her eye, she is drunk.
>he maybe handed into a$2,500 carrige
and have diamonds enough to asound
the Tinanys?she is drunk. She
Qay be a graduate of the best young
adies' seminary and the daughter of
orue man in danger of being nominated
or the presidency?she is drunk. You
aay have a larger vocabulary than I
lave, and you may say in regard to her
hat she is ''convivial" or she is
'merry" or she is '"festive" or she is
'exhilarated," but you cannot with all
our garlands of verbiage cover up the
>lain fact that it is an old fashioned
ase of drunk.
Xow, the watering places are full of
emptations to men and women to tip*
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ue. -At LUC UIU&C Ul Lilt teupiu U1
illiard game they tipple. At the close
f the cotillon they tipple. Seated on
he piazza cooling themselves off they
ipple. The tinged glasses come around
rith bright straws and they tipple,
first they take "light wines," as they
all them, but "light wines" are heavy
nough to debase the appetite. There
s not a very long road between champagne
at $5 a bottle and whiskey at 10
ents a glass. Satan has three orf?ur
rades down which he takes men to detraction,
One man he takes up and
hrongh one spree pitches him into
tenia! darkness, ihat is a rare case,
'ery seldom indeed can you find a man
rtio will be such a fool as that. Satan
rill take another man to a grade, to a
escent at an angle about like the
'ennsylvania coal shoot or the Mount
Vashington rail track, and shove him
ff. But this is very rare. "When a
lan goes down to destruction, satan
rings hin to a plane. It is almost a
jvel. The depression is so slight that
ou can hardly see it. The man does
ot actually know that he is on the
own grade, and it tips only a little tornwJ
wl'? A P- r sncf A llffl A A f A
aiu j use a ijlwcxc. auu tuc
rst mile it is claret and the second
lileit is sherry and the third mile it is
unch and the fourth mile it is ale and
he fifth mile it is whiskey and the
isth mile it is brandy, and then it gets
beeper and steeper and steeper, until it
> impossible to stop. "Look not thou
pon the wine when it is red, when it
iveth its coloi in the cup, when it
joveth itself aright. At the last it
iteth like a serpent and stingeth like
n adder/'
Whether you tarry at home?which
'ill be quite as safe and perhaps quite
s comfortable?or go into the country,
rm yourself against temptation. The
race of God is the only safe shelter,
hether in town or country. There are
atering places accessible to all of us.
'ou cannot open a book of the Bible
1 witiiOat finding Out soUie suck Watering
place. Fountains open for sin and un:
cleanness. Wells of salvation,
i Streams from Lebanon. A flood
, struck out of the rock by Moses. P
. Fountains in the wilderness discovered
i by Hagar. Water to drink and water
to bathe in. The river of God, which
is full of water. Water of which if a
> man drink he sLall never thirst. Wells
, of water in the valley of. Baca. Liv.
ing fountains of water. A pure river
i of water as clear as crystal from under 7
[ the throne of God. These are water.
ing places accessible to all of us. We
, do not have a laborious packing up be.
fore we start?only the throwing away
, of our transgressions. JN'o expensive
. hotel bills to pay; it is "Withoutmon,
ey and without price." No long and
dusty travel before we get there; it i3
, only one step away. t]
> In California, in five minutes, I walked a
around and saw ten fountains all bub- ?
bling up, and they were all different, w
and in five minutes I can go through P
this Bible parterre and find you 50 v*
bright, sparkling fountains babbling 1
up into eternal life ?healing and ther- u
apeutic. A chemist will go to one of
these summer watering places and take r(
the water and analyze it and tell you d
that it contains >o much of iron and so i<
much of soda and so much of lime and ti
so much of magnesia. I come to this
gospel well, this living fountain and
analyze the water; and I find that its jinmredients
are peace, pardon, forgive- ?
? * 'ft" ' ? yy
. ness, hope, comfort, life heaven. '*Ho,
. every one that thirsteth come ye" to
i this watering place. Crowd around
this Bethesda. 0 you sick, you lame, ?
you troubled, you dying?crowd around jj
this Bethesda. Step in it, oh, step in ^
it. The angel of the covenant to day
stirs the water. Why do you not step
t in it? Some of you are too weak to
i take a step in tnat direction. Then we '
. take you up in the arms of prayer and ,
plunge you clear under the wave, hop- t.
ing that the cure may be as sudden and
as radical as with Captiin Xaaman, ^
who blotched and " cartuncled, stepped
into the Jordan, and after the seventh
; dive came up, his skin roseate complex
ioned as the flesh of a little child.
The Cotton Crop. *(
According to the New York Commer- n
cial the cotton men in New York do b
, not put much faith in Mr. Neill's esti- e]
mate of the crop. They plaim that it p'
is extravagant and*is not based on sub- ^
o+ow+iol -Portfo Tlio nnmmArfiial savs:
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Mr. Xeill's yearly report on the c - i | 1
situation is looked forward to with k .r,
interest both in this country and in
England. Cotton operators in Engl r:d Cl
- especially have great respect for his ^
judgment. Mr. Neill predicted the 'a
enormous crops of 1894 95, 1897-93, ^
and 1S98-99. The accuracy of his pre- S(
dictions in these years have given Litn t(
a world-wide reputation as a cotton w
crop expert. "Whatever he has to pay ?
i j 1 / o1
concerning crop conditions or tne iu- t(
ture of the growing crop is listened to e]
with close attention. Bnt this year w
the general opinion seems to be that cj
he has overshot the mark and that the 2s
crop will fall short of his predictions. ?
He predicts a crop of 12,000,000 bales.
1 On the floor of the New York Stock ^
Exchange none of the traders seem to a,
think that the crop will be over 10,500,- _
000 bales at the highest. Mr. Neill a]
i estimates the damage in the Brazos p
river valley, the scene of the recent gi
severe floods in Texas, at barely 100,- g
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statistical bureau of the Department of
Agriculture, who has made a special report
on the agricultural sitiation in the
flooded section, states that a conserva- 3
tive estimate of the actual destruction
! includes about 277,000 bales.
Thomas M. Robinson, president of
the Cotton Exchange, when asked what
( he thought of the accuracy of Mr. j<
Neill's prediction, said: *'I don't see s<
; how Mr. Neiil or any other man oaD tl
, pretend to say this early in the year v
. what the crop will b5. I have known e:
1 careful estimates male as late in the ^
season as November to be wrong by as si
big a margin as 1,UUU,UUU Dales. i ne s.
possibilities of the crop, when all condi- d
; tions are favorable, are almost infinite, ^
i but account must be taken of possible
j droughts, scorching temperature, and
. other things likely to hurt the crop. ^
t It is hard to say just what result Mr. IV
[ Neill's report had on the market. Liver- C
pool opened four points lower, but S
whether that is to be attributed to Mr. ?
Neill's report or other causes I don't
know. It is probably a fact, though,
. that as much or more reliance is placed
in Mr. Neill's forecast in Liverpool b
' than anywhere else. English opera- b
tors seem to have great confidence in r<
him. In my opinion it is much too tl
early to hazard an opinion as to how ii
I large the crop will be this season."
I in -r-r , , i p TT T1 J T> P,
?>. T. JtlUDDara OX xiuooaru jorus. vx/ oj
! Co. said: "The market tells the story. f<
! The estimate undoubtedly gave it a tl
slight shock. But the report is believed p
to be extravagant. A man who pretends o:
: to say on August 14 what the crop will
; be and that it can't be hurt seriously
, by frost, rains or drought enoueh to af- jN
feet the ultimate yield is regarded as a ft
rather loose prophet." Another prom- 0
inent trader said: "The estimate is a T
big fake. The probable yield is gro?sly
exaggerated and I don't think Mr.
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are being taken six months ahead for
cotton cloths, both here and abroad, on
a basis that would allow the spinner to
pay S cents a pound for middling cotton,
and we are selling middling in the V
pit every day at prices about cents
and 9? cents per pound. I would like,
to know where Mr. Neill gets the information
on which he bases his report.
"We spend a good deal of money S
for information and it is just as good
as Mr. Neill's. I fail to see how he de- 01
duces the facts embodied in his estimate.
The estimate had no effect on 11
the market."
Porto Kic in Sufferers. v,
Gov. McSweeney has received a com- P:
munication from Flihu Koot, secretary a
of war, detailing the fearful destruc- c<
tion wrought by the recent storm in ei
Puerto Rico and calling for aid for the C1
unfortunates. He has already appeal- sc
ed to the mayors of cities throughout
the country, but has decided to extend b<
the appeal to the governors of States. Sl
Supplies and money are neede'L Sup- 3C
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J-UIC3 S11UU1U UU O^uu IV vvi. X ?
Jones, Army building, New York, and ?
money to the National bank of North w
America, New York.
Times are getting better. Sis Pianos di
sold in the last three weeks. Four for ri
cash. Those in want of Pianos and d<
Organs have found the place to get the ta
best makes for the least money. A m
nice x^Iathushek Piano now completes lo
the furnishing of the new Odd Fellows ai
hall, for the use of societies that meet se
in hall. Call at my office or write in
me for circulars and price. D. A. di
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rressiey, manager v^ui umiua, o. ki. u
The Iowa State Democratic
Convention declared for Bryan ^
and free silver. The other states of
will do the same thing. The ft
Chicago platform will be re-af- ^
firmed and Bryan will be renom- ^
inated and elected. pi
>. i ?*W"*V i'I DARIEN
5ace War Threatened atthis Georgia
"he Rc , Started by the Murder
of a Deputy Sheriff. Many
Rioters Arrested
by Militia.
A dispatch from Darien, Ga., says
bat Friday was a day of great anxiety
nd intense excitement among the
rhite people of that place. The disatch
says an outbreak of the Negroes
ras feared since the killing of Joseph
'ownsend, a prominent citizen and deptv
sheriff Thursday night. At the
jquest of the sheriff the Governor orered
out the militia and declared D*lin
and surrounding county under marial
law, with Col. A. R. La^ton in
Jon Dellegal, the Negro who killed
>eputy Sheriff Joseph Townsend and
ounded Deputy Hopkins Thursday
ight, connot be found. He is the son
f Henry Dellegal, whose arrest for asurilf
fVio raw war Tim fron
eputies went to the house of Henry
>ellegal to arrest his two sons, John
as found at the house and Townsend
otered. The Negro made no remontrance
but showed his willingness to
ccompany the officers. Hopkins who
as in the moonlight outside was joined
y Townsend and the two waited for
lie Negro to come out. He came to
tie door and af^Negro woman, handing
im a gun, he fired on the officers.
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owaseuu uieu iu a icw miuutea auu
as brought to Darien by Hopkins, who
> badly, wounded.
The sheriff and his deputies continue
) make arrests of the rioting negroes
ad the jail has a large number in it
otwilhstandiDg the fact that the town
oat Iris left for Savannah with 25 riotre
who had been arrested. This was a
recautionary measure to prevent an attck
on ihe jail by the Negro friends of
lose imprisoned and to make room for
iose who have been arrested since the
Nearly all the Negroes left town and
3ngregated in a swamp about twelve
tiles from town. They are armed, and
posse of armed whites went out to
eep guard over them. A telegram was
snt to Bruaswick urging all white men
) go to Darien. The presence of the
hites is wanted to overawe the Neroes,
who outnumber the whites five
) one. A conference was held at
leven o'clock Friday night by the
hites, and it was decided to take deisive
action at daylight against the
egroes who are massed and armed in
ellegal's swamp.
The citizens move from Darien on a
pecial train for the swamp at 3 o'clock
ad the militia?about 150 in number
trrrni a oro
Vllt, iiUUi Aatu. AUU ^
rmed in defiance of law, and the purose
of the militia is to snrronnd the
ivamp and relieve the blacks of their
re arms and arrest them.
Farmers-Voted on Certain Im
portant uuestions,
Farm and Home, ail agricultural
jurnal, published in Chicago, recently
jntout 20,000 postal cards to farmers
imughout the country, asking them to
ote on various questions bearing on
xpansion. The first of these questions
a3, "Should the Filipinos be held in
abjection to tbe United States, or
bould they be allowed to form an inependent
government?" The replies
rere as follows:
For inde- For subpendence.
i"ew England 1,276 785
liddle States 2,867 2,343
lentral West 4,901 3,0S2
outhern States 1,792 1,083
'acific Coast 1,684 1,103
Total .....12,520 S,416
The next question was "Should Cuba
e free and independent, or should it
e annexed to the United States?" The
t.A t.Ms 13.199 in favor of
be independence of Cuba and 7,362
1 favor of annexation.
The ninth question was, "In general
hould the United States adhere to its
)rmer policy of non-interference with
le nations beyond the two seas, or deart
from it?" And this was the result
f the vote:
Adhere to. from.
few England 1,578 291
[iddle States 3,946 1,003
entral West 6,179 1,204
he South 2,065 817
'acific Coast 1,856 572
Total 15,624 3,887
Hiat Can Be Raised on a South Caro
The recent meeting of the Georgia
tate Agricultural Society at Quitman,
lysthe Columbus Enquirer Sun, was
ae of unusual interest. Among other
lings the matter of diversified farmig
was discussed. In order to show
lat the South, and Georgia especially,
i the best place in the country for di2rsifiea
farming, the following list is
rinted showing the products grown on
single farm in one of the Georgia
mnties: Hay, corn, hams, pigs, chickis,
sea island cotton, casava pepper,
ishaws, peanuts, millet, syrup, pears,
ugum, wheat, peas, lard, rice, bacon,
irkeys, cattle, geese, eggs, cotton,
2ggar weed, collards, oats, pumpkins,
igar cane, rye, potatoes, grapes, John>n
grass, pea vine?, wafermc!ous,
Kaffir corn," That is doing very well
>r Georgia. A South Carolina firm
onld have a.-.litd, however, black
irrio.s, rlcwbairies, cucumbers, squash,
iaus, tigs, pomegranates, quinces,
icks, guineas, Bermuda grass, partdges,
cantaloupes, plums, maypops,
)ves, sparrows, haws, crows, yams.
,nvas, peaches, lettuce, poke-salad,
ilk butter, buttermilk, vetch, mellit,
asparagus, maize, horses, cabbages
id some nut grass here and there for
ied. Surely, surely, there is no place
oil flip wnrlrl lilrA firmfch flnrnlina fnr
versified farming.
Strikes it Bich.
Coxey, who led a tramp army to
rashington in 1S95, is now the head
' a mining company, which has just
aJe a strike of lead ore that will m&ke
jxey a magnate. He organized a comtny
atMassillon, 0., and began operions
on the Shoal Creek Mining cominy's
lease last spring.
m "On ???i irVitl I III II. -1 1
A Menace to the fiom6.
XeW York is worse than Sodom
and Gomorrah. The Mazet
committee is still ferreting out
badness in the bad portions of
that city. The Charlotte Obsprvftr
savs one of its detectives
spent a night in the Tenderloin
recently, with his pockets full
of spurious money. He was
robbed with lavish prodigality
by the bad women of that section
who thrust their viciousness
into his face on the streets.
He complairted to the police of
that district, and they located
the female thieves, but quar?/v11/n4
rtri+1, nc ivVia
ICIICU. UliVlli U'J W r,?v
should have the stolen money,
themselves or the robbers, the
despoiled victim evidently being
supposed to be dead. Such robberies
are of constant occurrence,
the police evidently be*"
? - ? am i-rrZ 4-1^ tri a/\ +a r% >-?
appalling extent, and tliey are
protected in that collusion by
the municipal administration.
Indeed, the supposed "guardians
of the law'? are passing
the point of merely winking at
vice. They are becoming active
criminals themselves. One of
"the finest" held up a street car
in the American metropolis and
robbed everybody on it worth
robbing. Profligate women
from all parts of the country are
pouring into the city, because
flip, tnwn is "wide onen." and
one of the Mazet detectives
found thirty posts unpatrolled
by the policemen in the worst
part of the city. Such is disrespectable
disreputable vice in
!New York.
Our attention is called to vice
in somewhat less disgusting
form and brazen openness by
the Washington correspondence
of the !New York Sun, which
states that the United States
Post-office department is con
siaermg tiie JNew xorK Herald's
' "personal" advertisements, as
to whether they are fit matter
to be allowed in the mails or
not. These "personals" ark
barely cloaked with ingenious
wording. Their evident impure
intents and purposes are apparent
to all but the absolutely
guileless. The New York Sun
hates Mr. James Gordon Rennet,
proprietor of'The Herald,
and hence it is just now making
a noise about his paper's '-'personl"
ads. It calls attention to
the fact that the wealthy editor
of the Chicago Dispatch, Joseph
R. Dunlop, who printed '/personal"
advertisements of a similar
nature to The Herald's, was
tried for the offence in the fed
erai court, iouna guilty ana
sentenced to two years in the
Joilet penitentiary, in spite of
all that money and lawyers
could do to prevent the law's
decree. The punishment after
all was a mild one. But the
fact of the publication of these
''personal" columns in the city's
yellow papers shows the existence
of vice to a very great extent.
yet not so flagrant as in
the Tenderloin.
And yet thisds not all. The
"four hundred/7 with their
creme de la creme exclusiveness,
<*? Y1A -Po 1~\ A1 V\ /"? W\ O /?nl rt f A
CLl C X.CLL UOAJULi^ Hill liCtw> U.ICL tC;
and brown-stone fronts on Fifth
avenue are sometimes?nay, often?the
haunts of vice, jewel
bedecked, satin-clad "swell,"
elite vice, but vice all the same.
The * millionaires of the great
city tire of a wife very quickly,
the courts grant divorces on the
very slightest provocation, and
glittering millions do not have
to hunt for wife No. 2. These
exclusive, soap-scented, millionaire,
alleged aristocrats depose
one wife and take up a neighbor's
wife so suddenly sometimes
that it almost amounts to
a swap. The Norfolk Landmark
used an apt term the other
day, when it referred to the
state of New York society as
being truly "ISTeronian."
An so in the tenement, in the
flat and in the brown-stone
front of New York the vice of
impurity is sapping the foundation
of the home, which is the
basis of a pure church and an
upright state. Other great cities
like Chicago and San Francisco
are no better than ISew York.
There are thousands of good
people who cry out against this
state of society, but the truth
remains that, with the highest
development of art. with astounding
strides in science and
invention, at the high tide of the
planet's progress, we are swinging
into the twentieth century,
permitting, and often nursing
and caressing, the sin, which in
its most frightful development
and culmination, called down
fire from heaven upon the cities
of the plain.
A judge in Ohicago the other
day interrupted the unintelligible
testimony of a witness in
court by saying: "Take that
! stuff out of your mouth. How
do you expect me to hear what
you are saying when your mouth
is filled with a wad of gunl?
This practice of chewing gum
on the witness stand must stop.
If you talk as plainly as you cau
the jury will have trouble
enough hearing you, without
your making it worse by rolling
that great wad under your
Without Competition.
A newspaper recently started in Alabama
is called "Spot Cash." The newspaper
that tries to run on that basis in
this latitude will be like Bob Toombs'
man who was going to Atlanta ''to
make an honest living?entirely without
competition."?Augusta Chronicle.
Afraid to Let Go.
"Spain she had a little lamb, the
slickest lamb around. She sold the
lamb to uncle Sam for twenty millions
down; then Sam he took it by the tail
to lead it home, you know; the mutton
rare turned out a bear, and Sam can't
let it go."
mSNTal pictures.
Tbe Kistake One Man Made and tte
"Did you ever notice that when an
idea becomes fixed in the mind it is
ui.uicu.ao cuange it, espjxiiiiij'
la the case of extremely sensitive and
highly nervous persons?" asked a
Brooklyn expert on nerves. "Not long
ago I had a visit from a man who was
afraid he was losing his reason because
of a very simple persistence of a certain
thought or idea which he could
not shake off. The history of the case
is one often found in cases of hypochondriasis
developed from using the
telephone. My patient for about a
year's time had occasion to telephone
every day to a trade customer in New
York?Manhattan, if you like. The
New Yorker had a peculiar high tenor
squeak to his voice, and somehow my
friend got to picturing him as a little
chap with a thin face. This hahit
grew day after day until the customer
took a real shape and form in the mind
of my patient, all based, of course, upon
his voice. As he talked over the telephone
there always was mentally pictured
that little chap with. the thin
face and squeaky voice. Well, one day
my patient called at the office of his
"nt pw "v nr'lr n /v ttj-y-irj
V .. A viiv G.'~U. CLO 11G W CVIZV^LI
into the place and saw a tall, fat man
weighing nearly 300 pounds he co.:ld
scarcely believe his eyes. When the
fat man opened his mouth and talked,
my patient says, the squeaky voice
with which he was familiar sounded
strange and unnatural. He told the
owner of the absurd voice, in view
of his size about having pictured him
as a little thin person, and there was
a good laugh over the odd difference
of the reality.
"But the next day when my friend
used the telephone and the squeaky
voice came to him, hie had to struggle
to get away from thinking of his fat
patron as being little and thin. He
talked the matter over with his wife
and laughed about It, but eoon there
came a _Jime when he forgot all about
the actual existence of his customer,
and the little thin-faced chap was
again talking to him over the wire.
Then it was that he came to see me.
He feared, hp said that his rnind was
giving away, because of the persistence
of the odd picture of the thin man.
I thought the case was easily disposed
of, and told my friend to go to New
York every day for a week and visit his
fat customer. This he did, but every
time he telephoned the squeaky voice
would oring up tne mental picture
formed before he had set eyes on its
"I was in despair and my patient was
growing gray from worrying when I
bit upon the happy expedient of placing
a photograph of the fat man on
the telephone, where the eye of the
patient could rest upon it as -he
talked. The result was the disappearance
forever of the thin chap. My patient,
in looking at the picture of the
owner of the squeaky voice, got his
mind working upon the same lines that
would have been followed had he met
the fat man face to face the first time
be beard bis voice. Tbese cases are
common every day. We form queerly
opposite pictures of men and -women
we hear over the telephone and never
see, but in the great majority of instances,
the impression is a momen-_
tary one, and it is seldom that the
mistake is ever forced upon us in the
startling Vay described by the patient
I_told of.
"The telephone, by the -way, has produced
very many queer cases of neurasthenia
that remain unaccountable
excepting on the hypothesis that the
new habit brings them into existence.
I have had very many patients who
had to give tip the use of the 'phone
altogether where it had been used to a
great extent before."
Failed ;o Saye the Child,
Darling-ton is to have a peculiar
case when court meets in
that county next time. A correspondent
of the State writes
.Li- -J. 1 1? ),* +
mat sevexai weeivb ugu mc im
tie twelve year old daughter of
Mrs. Lide was taken ill. No
doctor was summoned, but
"faith" was put in the powerand
willingness to cure of the Great
Physician. The little girl continued
sick. Dr. R. L. Edwards
called to see it, having been
sent for by a friend or going of
1 * _t_-n TT?
flis own wm. xie ?<xj> auxuibted
to the sick room, but was
not'aliowed to administer to or
prescribe for the child. The
girl was in a critical condition.
I\o_other physician saw the sick
one". The little one was reported
better, but Friday it died.
Arrangements for the interment
were made and the body was
placed in a coffin. Saturday
morning the matter was
brought to the attention of Coroner
Darsran and he was asked
to hold an inquest. A jury was
empanelled and went to the Lide
homestead to view the remains.
As the jury reached the house,
fVia -r\o 11 V-VC.O roro word 'nnttinO" t.Vlft
UULV./ ?/CO 1J.UVCA/1 V>1 M ? ? V*. V vfc v ?
little coffin in the hearse, but
the coroner had all proceedings
stopped, opened the coffin and
allowed the jury to view the
body: after which thecoffn was
again fastened up and the funeral
carried to an end. It is
not known just what the status
of th? case is. That the little
girl was sick there can hardly
be any doubt. That her death
was the result of the illness is
also manifest to one not versed
in the sciences. Some say that
an action under the head of
criminal negligence may result,
but this is mere speculation.
The case is unique and the outcome
will be watched with in
tense interest.
Fatal Bicycle EaceErnest
Kinard, of Pelzer, S. C-, is
desperately ill from internal injuries
received from a fall he had in the
bicycle race at Elberton Thursday. He
is not expected to live.
Lost, a Husband. |
Mrs. James K. Jolly, 82 Oakridge
street, Norwich, Conn., writes to Postmaster
Ensor at Columbia for information
of the whereabouts of her husband,
formerly of the Third Connecticut,
stationed at Summerville. She states
that she heard of him in Columbia last.
':I have used yoar 'Life for the Liver
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and
for Dyspepsia or a ay derangement of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as be- I
ing without an equal." James J. Osborne.
Attorney at Law, Boilston,
Henderson Co., N. C,
Five Lives Lost.
The three-masted schooner Aaron
Keppard. Capt. Wessell, lumber laden
from Savannah to Philadelphia was totally
wrecked off Guli Shoals, on the
North Carolina coast Thursday. The
schooner had been in distress nearly
all day, and went to pieces toward
night. A life saving crew from the
Gull Shoals life saving station was sent
out to rescue the schooner's crew, but
of the eight men, only three were saved.
It is not known whether or not C?pt.
Wessell is among the five lost. i
The Seaboard Air Line to Build from
Charleston to Augusta.
The "Charleston Air Line" is to be
built in the near future. It will run j
from Charleston to Augusta through
Charleston, Colleton, Barnwell and
Aiken counties. It will be part of
the Charleston, Augusta and Chattanooga
railroad, application for a charter
for which will shortly be s:zde.
The application for a charter. will
shortly be made to Secretary of State
Cooper. Under the law, advertisement I
of the intention to apply for a railroad J
1 , i 1_ J. f.-i.'L'.i? J *
cnaner muse oe maae iortmny uaysic
-the papers of the counties through
which it is proposed to run the railroad.
Such advertisements will immediately
be published and at the expiration of
the thirty days the chai'c: will be asked
for. . '
The proposed '"Charleston Air Line"
will be 125 miles lone and will be capi-"
talized at $3,125,000, or $25,000 to the
mile. This route is about twenty miles
A Cnn^l'iAwn r?
Duuiici Uiau tug uuubuuuiauxuauiivui ^
Charleston to Augusta. Barnwell is ^
he largest town between Charleston
and Augusta through which the new o
road will run. ''*v
The Charleston, Augusta and Chattanooga
railroad will be embraced in
the Seaboord Air' Line consolidation, j
In Georgia a railroad will be built from j
Augusta to Athens, which "will connect
the -Charleston Air Line with the Seaboard's
trunk line from the North <to
Atlanta. The tracks of that trunk liae
will be used between Athens and Atlanta
by C. A. & C. R R. Later 'the
connection between Atlanta and Chattanooga
will be completed. *
This new road will give Charleston a
short and direct line to the coal, iron
and mill districts of the West. Its
construction will be rapidly pushed.
The Seaboari is after business and will
lose no time in completing the arrangements
for getting it. Later on the
Seaboard will build from Columbia to
Augusta, thus completing its system in
this State and putting iteelf in* condi- j
tion to compete for the business, to
Aiken and Augusta.
maumnci y.
The Smith Pnenm'atic Suction
Elevating, Ginning and ..
Packing ,$ysteai
Is the simplest and most efficient on .
the market. Forty-eight complete
outfits in South Carolina; each
one giving absolute
Boilers and Engines; Slide
Valye, Automatic and Corliss.
My Light-'and Heavy Log Beam Saw ]
Mills cannot be equalled in design, efficiency
or price by any dealer or manu !
cajturer in the South.
Writ* for prices aad catalogues.
V. 0. Badkm,
1326 Main Street,
muiik i j
niirn inn i/inurvo '
Limn ARU MlllfCIO. >f
I1" J
A vegetate preparation, wherever known
the m< et popular of all remedies, beciuse ihe
most effectual. 1
Sold wholesale by?
The Marray Drag Co. Columbia.
Dr. H. Baer, Charleston, S. C.
School of V
?A5D?x r (
This School has the reputation of being the .
beet business institution in tfee State. Grad
uatee are holding reauaeraUre positions in I
mercantile house*, banking, insurance, real
estate, railroad offices, &c., in this and other
etates. Write te W. EL Maefeat, Court
StenographerComulbia, 8. C- for terms.toe
Merits of the
Mr.. D. A. Pressley, Colur
two Mathnshek pianos which w<
Music House last year for our C
The Mathushek piano is a *
which I can cheerfully recomme
Yours truly,
Director Departmen
Mr. I). A. Pressley*?Havic
both in concert and in teaching,
strument; thoroughly well made
in tune. And do not hesitate tc
piano to those wishing a high gi
Very truly,
Director Music Dept.
To Mr. D. A. Pressley.?De
thushek piano in use at the cc
The instrument has a pleasing t<
sive touch, and is in all respects
pacity for staying in tune is "v
passed by none. Yery respec
fi^Three more Mathusheks sc
D. A. P]
Manager Lndden & Bates
Jut a very po<*r one, to w*it until the ginning
season is on bifore lo -king to see
what fix the gin is in
'Now is the time to HURRY
Do not delay aed then ask us to let 700
iave it at once, for thorough work can^oi
>e d'-ne ia a hurry The attention givet
his matter now. will more than repay yoo ^
Then the cotton is wnite in the field*
ind the gin house crowded. T"e workw
iomiog in already, so ship at once to t
mdersigned, located at the old electric ligbtfl
ingine house.
> w tr r > . V
: Co , V C. B&'ih&m, Jno. A. Willis. fl
Jgfifark jour same and shipping poififl
m work seat and prepay t&e freight.
Thp Fllinff Cin RsnairWnrksr ^
IIIU hlllVhh Will 1KI#|?WII II wi nvj
W J. ELLIOTT, Proprietor,
No. 1314 Gates Street, J
All We Ask of
sryou T
[n -he Machinpry or *
Mill Snpply Line
Is thafcyou give usvx apportuaity
to submit our prices an<l_ maite
comparisous. We ask this - because
We believe ire can make it to
. YOUB advantage. TPRY .US.
We make a specialty ef equipping .
- -SYSTEM. /
; Correspondence with intending pur- jcaaers
W. H. Glhbas & Co..
Liddell Co., Charlotte, N. C.
A. B. Farqnhar Co., Ltd., York, Pa.
Eagle Cotton, Gin Co., Bridge water,
3tranb Machinery Co., Cincinnati, 0.
?AND? , *
rr i Tirmn mmnn >
niimid ouiuju.
Governor of Minnesota.
"I have always said that the Keeley Iostiule
of this country had done more good, in
ny judgment, than any other institutions or.
jrganizitions in the country. I have said it
nany times, and I want to repeat it here,
bat Dr. Keeley has doae more for the counry,
has sa?ed more uuf-rtuna'e men than
my one man in the Uniied States "
(Extract from an address delivered in
Minneapolis, Augis?, 1897.)
Address Communications to
The Keeley Institute,
126 8mith Street, Corner Vanderhorst,
To get strong
and healthy use
rvno Knffln IVCTTD
ray's Iron MixruRE.
Price 50c
Til HHBBAY BBflO 09.,
Rock Hill, S. C.
ubia, S. C.?Dear Sir: The
e bought of Ludden & Bates
lollege have given excellent
rell made instrument and one
nd for hard and constant use.
Wade R. Brown,
t of Music Winthrop College.
Columbia, S. C.
g used the Mathushek piano
I find it a most excellent ini,
wearing well, and staying
) recommend the Mathushek
:ade instrument.
' G-. P. McCoy,
. of S. C. College for Women.
Columbia, S. C.
ar Sir: We have had a Ma>llege
during the past year,
one, an eves, light, respon5
a well made piano. Its carery
great and. I believe, surtfully,
Ernest Brockman,
)irector Music Department.
>ld to this college.
Southern Music House, J
S. C.

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