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Talmage's Stirring Sermon on
the "Queens of Home."
Ministering Angels. In the Sickroom.
What Her Chief
Desire Should Be.
la this discourse the opportunities
?f usefulness for women are set forth by
Dr. Talmage, and many sympathies are
stirred and memories recalled. The
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text is Solomon s ooDg >i, o,
are threescore queens."
So Solomon, by one stroke, set forth
the imperial character of a true Christian
woman. She is not a slave, not a
hireling, not a subordinate, but a queen.
In a former sermon I showed you that
crown and courtly attendants and imperial
wardrobe were not necessary to
make a queen, but that graces of the
heart and life will give coronation to
any woman. I showed you at once at
some length that woman's position was
higher in tiie world than man's, and that
although she had often been denied the
right of suffrage, she always did vote and
always would vote by nermnuence, aau
that her chief desire ought to be that
she should have grace rightly to rule in
the dominion which she hasalread won.
I began an enumeration of some of her
rights, and now I resume the subject.
In the first place woman has the special
and the superlative right of blessing
and comforting the sick. "What
land, what street, what house, has not
felt the smitings of disease? Tens of
thousands of sickbeds! What shall we
do with them? Shall man, with his
rongh hand and clumsy foot, go stumbling
around the sickroom, trying to
soothe the distracted nerves and alleviate
the pains of the distressed patient?
The young man at college may scoff at
the idea of being under maternal influences,
Dut at th? first blast of typhoid
' * ? ? inn
fever on ins cneeic ne says, vv xiere is
mother?" Walter Scott wrote partly
in satire and partly in compliment:
Oh, woman, in our hours of ease,
Uncertain, coy and hard to please,
When pain an anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou!
I think the most pathetic passage in
all the Bible is the description of the
lad who went out to the harvest field
of Shunem and got sunstruck?pressing
his hands on his temples and crying
out: "Oh, my head! My head!" And
they said, "Carry him to his mother."
And then the record is, ''He sat on her
knees till noon and then died."
And so it was also through all of our
war with Spain?women heroic on the
field, braving death and wounds to
reach the fallen, watching by their
fever cots in the West Indian hospitals
f-Trt/MiaTii'na nr in <vnr smitten
home camps. Men did their work
with phot and shell and carbine and
howitzer; women did their work with
socks and slippers and bandages and
warm drinks and Scriptvre texts and
gentle strokings of the hot temples and
stories of that land where they never
have any pain. Men knelt down over
thewonnded and said, "On which side
did you fight?" Women knelt down
over the wounded and said: "Where
are you hurt? What nice thing can I
. make for you to eat? What makes
'you cry?" Tonight while we men are
sound asleep in our beds there will be
a light in yonder loft; there will be
groaning down that dark alley; there
will be cries of distress in that cellar.
' "?- mi j -L
Men will sleep, anaywomen win waicn.
Again, woman has a special right to
take care of the poor. There are hundreds
and thousands of them all over
the land. There is a kind of work that
inen cannot do for the poor. Here
/ 'comes a group of little barefoot children
: to the doer of the Dorcas society. They
/' need to b^ clothed and provided for.
/ Which of these directors of banks would
. ' know how many yards it would take to
' xua&c bjuai UlUC 51x1 a. uicss* 11U1V11
of these masculine hands could fit a
hat to that little girl's head'? Which
of the wise men would know how to
tie on that new pair of shoes?
OChristion young woman, if you
would make yourself happy and win the
blessing of Christ, go out among the
destitute. A loaf of bread or a bundle
of socks may make a homely loa-i to
carry, but the angels of God "will c :ns
out to watch and the Lord Alravhty
will rive his messenger hosts a cL .rse.
saying, "Look out for that wo:aan,
canopy her with your wings and sh .Iter
her from all harm," and while you are
seated in the house of destitution and
suffering the little ones around the
room w?U whisper: "Who is she? Ain't
she beautiful?" And if you will listen
right sharply you will hear dripping
down through the leaky roof and rolling
over the rotten stairs the acgel chant
that shook Bethlehem, "G-lory to God
in- the highest, and on earth peace, good
will to men."
Can you tell me why a christian woman
going down among the haunts of
iniquity - on a christian errand^never
meets with any indignity? I stood in
the chapel of Helen Chalmers, the
daughter of the celebrated Dr. Chalmers,
in the most abandoned part of the
city of Edinburgh, and I said to her as
I looked around upon the fearful surroundings
of that place, "Do you come
here nights to hold a service?" "Oh,
yes," she said. Can it be possible
that you never meet wJth an insult
-while performing this christian errand?
"Never," she said, "never." That
young woman who has her father by
her side walking down the street, armed
police at each corner is not so well defended
as that christian woman who
goes forth on gospel work into the
haunts of iniquity carcyiDg the bibles
and bread. God, with the red right
arm of his wrath omnipotent, would
tear to pieces any one who should offer
indignity to her. He would smite
him with lightnings and drown him
with floods and swallow him with
earthquakes and damn him with eternal
Some one said: "I dislike very much
to see that christian woman teaching
those bad boys in the mission schools.
I ana afraid to have her instruct them."
"So," said another man, "I am afraid
too." Said the first, "lam afraid they
will use vile language before they leave
the place." "Ah," said the other man,
"I am not afraid of that. "What I am
afraid of is, that if any of those boys
shnnld use a bad word in her nrespriof
the other boys -would tear him to pieces I
and kill him on the spot." That woman
is the best sheltered who is shei- I
tered by the Lord God Almighty, and
you need never fear going anywhere
where God Ulls you to go.
It seems as if the Lord had ordained
woman for an especial work in the solicitation
of charities. Backed up by
barrels in which there is no Sour, and
by stoves in which there is no fire, and
by wardrobes in which there is no
clothes, a woman is irresistible. Pass
ine on her ai'raad, God saja to her, i
"You go into that bank or store or 6hop i
and'get the money." She goes in and i
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gets it. xrte man 13 naru usueu, uui 1
she gets it. She could not help but get .
it. It is decreed from eternity she 1
should get it. No need of your turn- ]
ingyour back and pretending you don't ;
hear; you do hear. There is no need of 1
your saying you are begged to death. j
There is no need of your wasting your (
time, aad you iright us well submit ]
firci- nti last You had better right away I
take down your checkbook, mark the I
Dumber of the check, fill up the blank, 1
sign your name and iia'ud it to her. 3
There is no need of wasting time. Those i
poor children on the back street have 1
been hungry long enough. That sick J
man must have some farina. That con- 1
sumptiTe must have something to ease 1
his cough. I meet this delegate of a ]
relief society coming ou-; of the store of i
such a hard fisted man, :mdl say, "Did 1
you get the money?" "Of course," she 1
says, "I got the money; that's what I l
went in for. The Lord told me to go in I
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fool's errand." j
Again, I have to tell you that it is a 1
woman's specific right to comfort under |
the stress of dire disaster. She is call- ed
the weaker vessel, but all profane as
well as sacred history attesta that when
the crisis comes she is better prepared '<
than man to meet the emergency. Ho*
often you have seen a woman who seem- s
ed to be a disciple of frivolity and in- \
/JnlnTrlirt nnnor nnn strnlcfi of Ca- '
uvicuvtj nilVj Muvtv* v ? v ~ ~ ?
lamity, changed to a heroine. Oh, <
what a great mistake tho-e business men make
who never tell their business troubles
to their wives' There comes t
some great loss to their store, or some <
of their companions in business play 1
them a sad trick, and they carry the J
burden all alone. He is asked in the 1
household again and again:
"What is the matter?" But he bo- !
lieves in a sort of Christian duty to keep J
all that trouble within his own soul. *
Oh, sir, your first duty was to tell your (
wife all about it! She perhaps might \
not have disentangled jour finances or J
extended your credit, but she would !
have helped you to bear misfortune. '
You have no right to carry on one shoul- *
der that which is intended for two. J
1 T--.lT TV,?.a I i
.Business men scow wuaoxiucau. iuuc .
came a crisis in jour affairs. You strug- '
gled bravely and long, but after awhile ?
there came a day when you said' "Here 1
I shall have to stop," and you called in 1
your partners, and you called in the 1
rbost prominent meD in your employ,
and you said, "We have got to stop." 1
You left the store suddenly. You *
could hardly make up your mind to pass *
through the street and over on the fer- *
ryboat. You felt everybody would be c
looking at you and blaming you and de- 5
-rr? T a J 1, 1
nouncing you. iou uasieueu uumc.
Ycu told your wife all about the affair
What did she say? Did she play the ^
butterfly? Did she talk about the *
silks, and the ribbons, and the fash- c
ion?? s
No. She came up to the emergency. 1
She quailed under the stroke. She of- ij
fered to go out of the comfortable house ^
into a smaller one and wear the old 1
cloak another winter. She was the one t
who understood your affairs without c
' -v ? v iaaita^ titnad nrliof. v
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you thought was a thin, weak woman's I 8
arm holding you up; but while you look- c
ed at that arm there came into the fee- J
ble muscles of it the strength of the u
eternal G-od. Xo chiding. No fret- T
ting. No telling you about the beautiful ^
house of her father from which you ?
brought her 10, 20 or 30 years ago. '
You said: "Well, this is the happiest ^
day of my life. I am glad I have got ^
from under nay burden. My wife don't *
care?I don't care." at the moment t
you were exhausted God sent a Debo- *
rah to meet the host of Amalekites and e
+V>am KL-o nvpr flip nlain. ^
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There are sometimes women who sit ?
reading sentimental novels and who 1
wish-that they had some grand field in r
which to displlay their Christian pow- e
ers. What grand and glorious things
they could do if they only had an oppor- *
tunity! My sister, you need not wait ^
for any such time. A crisis will come T
in your affairs. There will beaTher- *
mopylae in your household where God ^
will tell you to stand. There are *
scores and hundreds of households to- a
day where as much bravery and courage
are demanded ot women as was exni oiled
by Grace Darling or Marie Antoin- .
ette or Joan of Arc.
Again, I remark it is a woman's J
right to bring to us the kingdom of hea- ^
ven. It is easier for a woman to be a *
Christian than for a mau. "Why? Yon v
say she is weaker. No. Her heart is 13
more responsive to the pleadings of di- s
1 m _ _ q
vine love, one is in vast majority. The
fact that she can more easily be- c
come a Christian I prove by the state- ?
ment that three-fourths of the members *
of churches in all Christendom are wo- r
men. So God appoints them to be the f
chief agencies for bringing this world ^
back to Gol. I may stand here and ?
say the soul is immortal; there is a man ^
who will deny it. I may stand here *
and say we are lost and undone without c
Christ; there is a man who will contra- j|
diet it. I may stand here and say there }
will be a judgment day after awhile; 1
vn-nrW is snme one who will disnuts it. ^
But a Christian woman in a Christian a
household, living in the faith and con- ?
sistency of Christ's gospel?nobody can 1
refute that. The greatest sermons are ?
not preached on celebrated platforms.
They are preached with an audience of s
two or three and in private home life. *
A consistent, consecrated Cnristian ser- ?
vicft is an unanswerable demonstration c
of God's truth. ?
A sailor came slipping down the rat- >
lines one night, as though something
had happened, and the sailors cried,
"What's the matter?"' He said, "My
mother's prayer haunts me like a ghost. i.
Home influences, consecrated home in- j
fluences, are the mightiest of all influ- a
ences upon the soul. There are men j,
who have maintained their integrity 0
not because they were any better nat- D
urally than some other people, but be- ^
cause there were home influences prayj t
ing for them all the time. They got a y
good start. They were launched on a
the world with the benedictions of a t
Christian mother. They may track Si- ^
berian shows, they may plunge in Af- j
ncan jungles, they may flee to the j
earth's end?they cannot go so far and j
so fast but the prayers will keep up with p
them. e
I apeak'to women who have the eter- ^
nal salvation of their husbands in their ^
right- hand. On marriage day you *
took an oath before men and aDgels
that you would be faithful and kind until
death did you part, and I believe
you are going to keep that oath, but *
after that parting at the grave will it be c
eternal separation? Is there any such a
thing as an immortal marriage, making I
the flowers that grow on the top of the ^
sepulcher brighter than the garlands r
which at the marriage banquet flooded s
the air with aroma? Yes, I stand here t
an embassador of the most high God to d
proclaim the banns of an immortal union
for all those who join hands in the grace a
of Christ. 0 woman, is your husband, f
your father, your son. away from God? t
The Lord demands their redemption at i:
your hands. There are prayers for you h
to o.Ter, there are exhortations for you I
to give, there are csamplea for you t<
set, and I say no*, a9 Paul said to th<
Corinthian woman, "What knowe3i
thou bat thou shaltsave thy husband?"
A. man was dying, and he said to his
wife: "Rebecca, you wouldn't ]et m<
have family prayers; you laughed abou'
ill that, and you got me away intc
irorldliness, and now I'm going to die.
ind my fate is sealed, and you are the
iause of my ruin!" 0 woman, whal
inowest thou but thou canst destroy
:hy husband?
Are there not some of-you who have
cindly influences at home? Are there
lot sorae who have wandered far away
:"rom God who can remember the Chris;i/,n
influences in their early home'.:
Do not despise those- influences, mj
brother. If you die without Christ,
ivhat will you do with your mother's
prayers, with your wife's importunities,
pV'itu yuur sisters euucaucs. n um
will you do with the letters they used
:o write to you, with the memory oi
Jiose days when they attended you sc
iindly in times of sickness? Oh, il
:here be just one strand holding you
'rom floating off. from that dark *sea, 1
;rould just like to take hold of that
strand now and pull you to the beach!
For the sake of your wife's God, for the
sake of your mother's God, for the sake
)f your sister's God, come this day and
md be saved.
Lastly Iwish'to say that one of-the
specific rights of woman is, through the
rrace of Christ, finally to reach heaven.
3 what a multitude of women in heav313!
Mary, Christ's mother, in heaven.
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Cjuzuoeiu rry iu umvcu,
Elizabeth in heaven; the'mother of Aujustine
in heaven: the Countess of Hun;iugton,
who sold her splendid jewels to
5uild chapels, in heaven, while a great
xiany others, who have never been
leard of on earth or known but little,
lave gone into the rest and peace of
leaven. What a rest! "What a change
t was from the small room, with no
ire and one window (the glass broken
>ut) and the aching side and wornont
jyes, to the "house of many mansions!'5
So more stitching until 12 o'clock at
light, no more thrusting of the thumb
jy the employer through the work, to
ihDw it was not done quite right.
Plenty of bread at last! Heaven for
iehing heads, heaven for broken heart?,
leaven for anguish bitten frames! No
nore sitting until midnight for the comng
of staggering steps! No more
ough blows across the temples! No
nore shaip, keen, bitter curses!
Some of you will have no rest in this
vorld. It will be toil and struggle a^d
suffering all -the way up. You wH
lave to stand at your door fighting back
,he wolf with your own hand, red with
:arnage. But God has a crowi for
rou. I want you to realize this mornng
that he is now making it. and whensver
you weep a tear he sets another
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;em in tnat crown, wnenever you
lave a pang of body or soul he puts an>ther
gem in that crown until after
iwhile in all the tiara there will be no
oom for another splendor, and God will
ay to his angel; "The crown is done,
jet her up, that she may wear it."
ind as the Lord of righteousness puts
he crown upon your brow angel will
:ry to angel, "Who is she?" and
Christ will say: "I will tell you who
he is. She is the one that came up
iut of great tribulation and had her
obc washed and made white in the
>lood of the Lamb." And then God
rill spread a banquet, and helwill in ite
all the principalities of heaven to
it at the feast, and the tables will
>lush with the best clusters from the
ineyards of God and crimson with the
.2 manner of fruits from the tree of
ife, and waters from the fountains of
he rock will flash from the golden
ankards, and the old harpers of heav
in wm sit mere, making wuaiv mm.
heir harps, and Christ will point you
mt amid the celebrities of heven, eayng,
''She suffered with me on earth;
tow we are going to be glorified togethr."
And the banqueters, no longtr
,ble to hold their peace, will break
ortli with congratulation, "Hail, hail
Lnd there will be handwritings on the
rail not such as struck the Babylonian
toblemen with horrow, but fire tipped
ingers, writing in blazing capitals of
ight and lore, ' 'God hath wiped away
11 tears from all faces!"
A New Counterfeit.
There is a new $10 counterfeit bill
n circulation, and the money handlers
lave been warned of its appearance,
^he note should not deceive anyone
-r\oy\clt mnnflTr fTionorV? if
auiuiai TT ivii yMyvi jr J WUVM^U. *v
rould scarcely ever be detected by tbe
nan who is not familiar with a "ten
pot." The following circular decrying
the counterfeit has been reeivcd
here: "New counterfeit $10
ilver certificate, series of 1891, check
etter D, plate number 14, B. K. Bruce,
egister: Ellis H. Roberts, treasurer;
lortrait of Hendricks. This note is a
ithograph, printed on two sheets of
'apanese tissue paper, between which
ery coarse red and blue silk fibre has
?een distributed. The lathe work in
ounters in face is creditably executed;
ettering in border so blurred as to be
llegible; color of ink is a reddish brown,
nstead of carmine. The number of
he note at hand is E20,394,345; color
nd formation of numbers is good, but
lignment bad. The back of the note
s more deceptive than the face. The
lumber of the back plate is 36. Line
Bureau of Engraving and Printing' is
o blurred as to be illegible, and all of
he ornamental work is so blurred that
.etail is lost. The note will not deeive
anyone familiar with money. The
red it for the discovery of the note is
/tie the cashier of National Park Bank,
iew York."
Merited Success.
Special attention is called to the
arge advertisement of the Columbia
Jusiness College, which appears in
nother column of this paper. There
s no school in the country that turns
ut more successful graduates, or i3
acre progressive, more alive to the
.emands of the times or that has a beter
business or shorthand course. No
oung man or lady who is thinking of
ttending a business college should fail
o send for one of their catalogues.
?he college makes a specialty of securng
good positions for its graduates and
t often has more calls than it can fill.
Svcry graduate of the college and many
rominent business men of Columbia
ndorse the school as one of the very
>est. A postal addressed to Prof. W.
I. Newberry, the president will bring
ull particulars.
A Butterfly Visit
Thousands of butterflies invaded
Kingston, 2s. Y., the other day. They
overcd the streets and sidewalks, and
t times the air was filled with them,
t is thought that the butterflies were
ilown in from the far "West, and the
esidents of the town fear that the inects
will lay their eggs in the maple
rees and thereby give rise to a great
.eal of trouble nest summer.
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver
nd Kidneys' with great benefit, and
or Dyspepsia or any derangement of
he Liver or Kidneys I regard it as beng
without an equal." James J. Osiorne,
Attorney at Law, Boliston,
lenderson Oo., X. C.
i Who Gave Up Their Lives at
t Chickamauga.
An Effort'Being Made to Place a
; Suitable Memorial to South
Carolina Soldiers in
the Park.
An effort will be made to erect a
' monument to the South. Carolina Con'
federate dead in Chjckamauga Park,
i The following memorial is being circu.
lated throughout the State for signa'
' To the Honorable the Senate and
llouse oi;Jttepreseniauves or -tiie state
of South Carolina: The undersigned
; respectfully call to your attention that
| by a joint resolution passed on Decem;
ber 22,1894, provision was made for
[ the appointment of what is known as
' the Chickamauga commission; pursuant
to which a commission was appointed
by the Governor, consisting of Gren H
1 L Farley, Capt 11F McCaslin, OaDt
! Perry Moses, Capt A C Appleby, G-en
C I Walker, Capt C K Henderson, L
P Harlin?, Capt E J G-oegins, Major J
I D McLucas and Capt Culpepper, to inquire
into and report what suitable
monuments should be erected to com
memorate the dee.!s of the Confederate
1 soldiers of South Carolina upon the
' Chickamauga battlefield. Said com1
mission was duly organized, visited the
battlefield and made their report, recommending
the erection of suitable
monuments for said purpose at proper
places on the field.
Vioq ViAPn t.Aurari^ci cnn.
plying the commissien with means to
carry on this laudable end, and we
earaestly urge that the General Assembly
appropriate at its next session at
least the sum of $10,000 for said pur,
pose. It is due by the people of South
Carolina to the heroic dead who perished
at Chickamauga that said monu|
ments should be erected, and we are
caficfiprl t.lint. t.Vi a fcaYnavers nf t.liA Sf.at.A
will sustain the General Assembly in
such action.
In addition the following order has
' Won issued to Confederate Veterans:
Charleston, S. C., Sept. 5, 1899.
General Orders No. 45.
At the Chester Convention the fol,
lowing resolutions were unanimously
Resolved, 1st. That this Convention
memorialize the Legislature toappropri
ate the sum necessary to erect proper
monuments on the battlefield of Chickamauga
to the valor of the sons of Carolina
who participated in that glorious
2d. That the accompanying memorial
be adopted, and that copics be sent to
each camp, which shall secure from
Veterans, Sons of Veterans and citizens
signatures to the same, and that these
memorials be returned to the division
commander before January 1, 1900.
3d. That the division commander
shall appoint a committee of five, who,
witli shall nnnstitnt#? a f?om
mittee to present the memorial to the
Camps will please secure signatures
to the accompanying memorial; not
signatures of Veterans alone, but of
all citizens of South Carolina who would
endorse the memorial.
Most of the Northern States, and
many of the Southern States, have
erected such monuments, and it is due
to the matchless bravery of South Carolina's
sons that the places consecrated
by their heroism shall be marked in
common with those of other States.
As the memorials on the battlefield now
stand South Carolina had no part in
that glorious victory. Shall this remain
so? Shall the magnificent valor
of her sons be still unmarked?
The comrades of this division are
urged to secure so many signatures that
' n 11 1_ 1 Ml 1_. 1 J
tne general iissemoiy win oe uuuuu tu
respect theirrequest to do honor to the
splendid achievements of the sons of
South Carolina.
By order of C. Irvine Walker, Commander
S. C. Division, U/C. V.
James Gr. Holmes,
Adjutant-General, Chief of Staff.
Stage Held Up by Solitary Robber,
Who Took the Box
A dispatch from Napa, CaL. says the
Caligtoga and Lakeport stage was held
up Thursday by a solitary highwayman,
who made off with the express box.
At the scene of the robbery the road
runs through a heavy undergrowth, and
coming suddenly around a curve the
stage driver was confronted by a masked
robber, who covered him with his
shotgun and ordered him to stop. The
3 . 3 A _
passengers were tnen commanaea to
dismount from the stage and were
drawn ur> in a row while the highwaymen
ab&tiacteH the box of Wells, Fargo
& Co., but left the United States mail
The highwayman then turned his attention
to the tow of eight frightened
passengers, whom he commanded to
deposit on the ground their money and
valuables; Rev. C. F. Coy, pastor of
the Methodist church at Middleton,
handed the bandit $5 remarking: "I
am a poor preacher and that is all I
have." Upon this statement the high
i J-J i si
wa^inau na.uu.eu. iiie imuistvi ustun.
in change.
"All right, pard," he said, "here's
one simoleon for luck."
Newton Stiff, an old resident of Miadleton,
had a considerable sum in his
purse, but slipped the wallet inside his
long boot, giving the robber only the
loose silver in his pocket.
In all about $75 in cash was secured
from the passengers in addition to
watches, chains and trinkets. The robber
then plunged into the thicket which
adjoins the road, and the last heard of
him was a report, wnich probably indicated
the blowing off of the lock on
the express box.
Life Insurance Co. Has ReI
lumeu. iu lib mcijuuexB $><jw otv,ioi,
New York. September 16.?More
than half a billion dollars paid. Up to
July 1 of the current year the Mutual
Life Insurance Company, of New York,
has returned to its member? $500,870,737,
or over half a billion dollars, and
its accumulated assets on that date
were $2S8,536,471. This shows that
the company has practically paid out as
much money to the insuring public as
any other two companies of like character,
and that by holding a larger
amouat in assets than any other company
it is beyond question the largest
and strongest institution of its kind in
the world. Allan Forman.
C^yh<?wa^awy; 'Nfaa'jo
The Atlantic Coast Line Sailroad's !
New Purchase.
According to the Augusta Chronicle
of Thursday the Atlantic Coast Line
paid one million dollars for a half interest
in the Georgia railroad lease.
Says the Chronicle: "This is a fact
which the Chronicle has learned since
the meeting in Atlanta of the Atlantic
and West Point and Western of Alabama
roads. Thursday morning the
half million of securities of the Coast
Line were passed upon by tUe Georgia
railroad directors and accepted. There
are more reasons than one why the
Coast Line wanted a share of this lease
as is shown in the annual statement of
r J
vjreUJ5icl i^Liiuau CAIUIU^ IUI tug uaoi
year which are no secret, and upon
which Col. T. K. Scott, general manager,
has been receiving very warm
congratulations. These earnings show
that for'the second time in the history
of the road under the lease it has earned
enough money to pay the rental.
The earnings, including interest from
the securities under the lease, are
$614,179.60, or $14,179.60 over and
above the rental, the rental being $600,000
a year. The other occasion on
which it earned its rental was during
the management of Major Greene. But ,
this is not all the profit to the lease 1
holders under their contract. The .
Georgia road owns other very valuabl e
railroad property. It has a controlling
interest in the Atlantic and West Point
and a half interest in the "Western of
Alabama. Of course the Coast Line under
the purchase fall heir to one quarter .
interest in these two properties during ]
the lifetime of the lease. The Chroni- i
cle published Thursday that the Atlantic
and West Point declared a divi- .
dend of 25 per cent, on the capital j
stock. By the declaration of this divi- ]
dend the lessees of the Georgia came (
into possession of $123,605. This .
amount added to the income of last j
year?$614,179.60?makes a grand total
of $737,7Si.60, or $137,804.60 in
clean cash over and above the annual
rental of $600,000 f*r the Georgia rail- ,
road. 1
Weekly R3view of TJnited States
Weather Bureau for this State. j
The following is the weekly bulletin :
of the condition of the weather and
creps of the State issued Wednesday by (
Director Bauer of the South Carolina (
section of the United States Weather
Bureau's climate and crop service:
The mean temperature, during the
week ending September 11, 1899, averaged
about 83 degrees, which is nearly
7 degree? per day above the normal.
A maximum of 101 was recorded at
Cheraw, and a minimum of 62 at Temperance.
There were local showers over the
entire State, light along the coast and
over the Pee Dee region, heavy over
the central and western counties, wnere
many localities had weekly amounts in
o ? _ . i rr.L j .1? I
excess 01 two mcnss. xae neea. ui ram is
indicated for the two regions ffrst *
named, while dry weather is needed to 2
permit gathering crops over the greater x
portion of the State. c
Army worms either have already dis- .
appeared or are fast disappearing. 1
Corn has recently come into silk and 2
tassel, and on bottom lands, looks- I
promising, but generally the crop has 1
not improved and is a poor one. Fod- 2
der pulling is nearly finished and the 2
fodder has been secured in good condi- J
Locally heavy rains and high winds 2
damaged open cotton, and a few re- *
ports of rotting and sprouting were re- 8
ceived. Picking was retarded in a few ,
western counties by wet weather, but 1
generally it made rapid progress, as from *
half to two-thirds of the bolls are open, *
caused by the continued excessive heat. J
In sections, about all the cotton will be *
gathered during this month. There will
be no top crop over most of the State,
although late cotton is still growing and c
blooming, as it is improbable that fruitage
now being put on will have time to
maturft before frost. Also, much cot*
- -- i A -11 ?1 i._ll T >
toil IS not growing at an, tiie auuis.3 Having
reached full maturity. Poor yields
are reported from all sections, and as
picking advances, the tendency is to reduce
previous estimates. Sea island ^
cotton has improved slightly,, although
it is rusting and is opening slowly.
Second growth is also a damaging prevailing
The weather was ideal for harvesting
rice, and about half the crop has been ,
cut and stacked, while the remainder
is ripening fast.
Sorghum is being pressed and boiled j
with fairly good jields of excellent
quality of syrup. Grass for hay and t
pastures is making rapid growth. Pea- t
vines being cut for forage. Peas have
improved except in Marlboro and Chesterfield
counties, where hot, dry weather
ruined them. The general prospect
for minor crops is now quite promising,
especially so for s^eet potatoes. In the
truck regions, fall crops are being
planted, and the second crop of Irish
potatoes being gathered. B
A Brutal AssaultFour
or five men went to the alms *
housa in Transylvania county C.
about ten days ago and entered the
room of Brazil Chappel, a weak minded
white woman, choking her to prevent *
an outcry. The men carried her to the
bushes and assaulted.her, keeping her ^
c/n'aro 1 linnra A proTrlOf! haf?|r ^
to the house about 3 o'clock a. m and r
told her story. The matter was kept
quiet till the officers could secure clues. r
On Sunday the first arrest was made,
the suspect being Tillman Anderson, r
a negro, John Gather, another negro e
suspect, was arrested in Asheville and f
taken to Brevard, the county seat of 0
Transylvania. John Gaston, a negro, 0
and John Stancill, white, are also suspected
and warrants are out for them.
McKinley's Religion. t
The Omaha Herald reports Dr. leader's
temperance lecture, and includes
the following:
there's President McKinleV." E
he said, "he's a Methodist, and we used 2
to be proud of it. But we're not proud t
of Mr. McKinley since his stand on n
that canteen business. Are we?" I
"How many of you are proud of him t
now?" f
Not a sound. S
"How many of you are ashamed that
Mr. McKinley is a Methodist?"
One woman in a far corner murmured
"I." _ v
"is that all?" asked JL>r. Jttaaer. Ana s
then the response came from all over t
the church. . \
He Was Dead. "
Gov. "Wolcott of Massachusetts recensly
appointed e dead man to the of- g
fice of medical examiner in District No.
3, Barnstable county. The appointee
not unnaturally failed to qualify, and
the Governor's attention having been I
called to this fact he renominated the e
deceased physician. The executive has t
just learned that the ma,n whom he in- 1
tended to hoaor died in April last. d
White Staple Pouring on Market. A
Heavy Demand.
Secretary Hester's New Orleans cotton
exchange statement shows the
amount brought into sight for the week
ending Friday i3 230,705 bales, against
152,197 for the seven days ending September
15th last year, 227,046 year before
last and 302,386 same time in 1896.
This makes the total amount for the
15 days of the new season 40S,404,
against 239,221 last year, 372.593 year
before last and 508.374 same time in
The statement shows receipts at all
United States ports since September 1st
of 280.019, against 153,754 last year and
232,599 year before last; overland across
the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac
rivers to northern mills and Canada,
18,279, against 8,314 last year, and
3,290 year before last; interior stocks
in excess of those held at the close of
the commercial year 49.029, against
22,076 last year, and 8G,765 year before
il- *11 J..!- S*1 A*TPT
last; soumern 111111 ladings
agaiDst 55.077 last year, and 50,939
year before last.
Foreign exports for the 15 days have
been 114,215, against 68,535. The total
takiDgs of American mills, north
and south and Canada, thus far for the
season have been 104,561 bales, against
75,271 last year. These include 43,484
bv northern spinners, against 18,194.
Since the close of the commercial
7ear stocks at American ports and the
29 leading southern interior centres
have been increased 189,628 bales,
against an increase for the same period
last season of 97,415, and are no* 443,545
more than at this date last year.
Including amounts left over in stocks
it ports and interior towns from the
Last crop and the number of bales
hrrmphf-, intn sio-Tit, thns far for the new
)i me administration, ana moreover ue
ias a very high opinion of the chief exscutive.
The senator stands very well
it- the White House, and the president 3
isually seems disposed to grant his reLuests
in the matter of State patronage.
Senator McLaurin says that politics
n South Carolina just now is not
trousing any great interest. The peo)le
of the State are naturally interested
n the Philippine question and hope for
l solution of the difficulties as speedily
is possible. The senator thinks that ~
^ ?:n t? j: j j.
jongress win ue uisposeu iu
he President in his efforts to bring
ibout such termination of the war on
he islands, and will grant him all the '
iid necessary for this purpose.
In regard to State affairs, Senator j
VIcLaurin says that business in South
Carolina has been very good, and that
he farmers as a rule are contented."
The senator will likely be in Washingion
several days before returning home.
The Mortgage.
The mortgage is a self-supporting institution.
It always holds its own.
It calls for just as many dollars
yhen cotton is cheap as when itis dear.
It is not affected by the drouth. 8
It is not drowned out by heavy rains, t
It never winter kills. c
Late springs and early frosts never
rouble it. 1
Caterpillers never disturb it. 1
Moth and rust do not destroy it. 1
It grows nights, Sundays, rainy days J
tnd holidays. t
It brings a sure crop every year and
:ometimes twice a year.
T f n rtrtc nd aTi ATror fimo
JLU ?S1,VSVAIA\JU\J AJk VT V4 v^uivi
It does not have to wait for the marret
to advance.
It is not subject to speculation of
he bulls and bears of the board of
rade. 1
It is a load that galls and frets and
It is a burden that the farmer can
lot shake off. ?
It is with him morning, noon and ,
light. i
It eats with him at the table. I
It gets under his pillow when he t
ileeps. 1(
It rides upon his shoulders during 1
he day.* b
It consumes his cotton crop.
It devours his cattle. L
T4- "AIaa^ *U c finncf nrcoe or A +T10 I _
attest steers. a
It stalks into the dairy where the
>usy housewife toils day after day, and c
uonth after month, and takes the c
licest cheese and the choicest butter. 8
It shares the children's bread, and
obs them of half their clothes.
It stoops the toiler's back with its t:
emorseless burden of care. It hard- o
:ns his hands, benumbs his intellect,
irematurely whitens his locks, and ^
iftentimss send him and his aged wife 0
'ver the hill to the poor house.
It is the inexorable and exacting ?
ask-master. 0
It is a menace to liberty, a hindrance c
o progress, a curse to the world. y
Ravish er Hanged. o
A Negro was arrested at Ty-Ty, Ga , 6
ositively identified as one of tho cwo 7
Negroes who assaulted Miss Johnson at a
hat place last Tuesday. Two hundred
aen heavily armed assembled at Ty-Ty.
^ople passing on a train at 2 o'clock
his morning saw a Negro suspended 20* <2
eetin the air from a telegraph poles
search for the other Negro continue. ^
Kills Herself and Daby.
Mrs. J. M. Williams, of Sedatia, Mo., ^
fife of a Missouri Pacific breakeman, ^
aturated the clothing of herself and
wo-months-old babe with kerosene
Wednesday and then set fire to the garments.
She was burned to death and a:
he babe was fatally burnedr Mrs.
Villiams has for some time been con
idered of unsound mind.
Thirty-two Dead.
Advice from Ivalisch, in Russian
'oland, say that 32 persons were crushd
to death in a panic in a synagogue
here caused by the upsettiagof a lamp,
.'he victims were all women and chilren.
Many others were injured.
griegt jKarrles His Nurse- "'"1
Father Charles Brady, a priest of the
Catholic church, was taken sick in
Quincy, 111., three weeks ago, and was
nursed back to health by Miss Addie
Gwinn, a Protestant nurse. It is an
nounced that Father Brady and the
nurse were mairiod in St. Louis a few
days ago by a Protestant minister.
The marriage means the retirement of
the priest from the church. Father
Brady, who is wealthy, was educated
for the priesthood at Rome.
Something About a New
Insurance Contract W ritten
by the Mutual Life
Insurance Company of
New York, Richard A.
McCurdy, President,
which is Attracting Much
-a.*.ten uon -ci-inong
Business Men.
The general public attention 'which has
been concentrated upon the new policy of
tne Mutual Life Insurance Company of New
York has demonstrated the feet that V a
liberal and attractive contract its equal has
ntver been offered to the public; it is po ?siMe
that some of its advantages may have
been overlooked by you, and it is to this end
that we des.re to call your attention to the
following comparisons with the guarantees
of other companies, which ?will prove conclusively
that this policy is not equalled'by
that of any other company.
For comparison we will use a $10,000
Limited 20-Payment Life Policy. 20-Year
Distribution, at see 35. which is the kind of
srop. the supply to date is 1,027,302,
igainst 506.7S7 for the same period
last year.
Senator McLaurin on Good Terms
With McKinley.
The Washington correspondent of the
Charleston Post says Senator McLaurin
}f South Carolina is among the distinguished
Southern statesmen in Washington.
He is here on business before
;he War Department, trying to secure
;ommissions for some of his constituents,
and also in relation to the matter
)f the State claims growing out of the
Spanish-American war.
The senator called at the executive
nansion the other day in relation to
^lacing some applications before the
^resident for commissions, and was revived
very cordially. President Mckinley
and Senator McLaurin are, as is
Tell known, on very good terms, politicly,
notwithstanding the political afiliations
of the junior senator from
south Carolina. On several occasions
he se nator has supported the politics
n , i J _
policy usually illustrated by different ?ompanies:
Premiums $368.70 Guaranteed
Cash Value at end of 20 years, $6,310 00
Premium $383.40. Guaranteed
Cash Value at end of 20
years 6,090.00
Mutual Life returns over New
York Life $220 00
Mutual Life saving in premium
$14.70 for 20 years compounded
at 4 per cent - 454.97
Net saving in favor of Mutual
Life * $674.97
Premium $368.70. Guaranteed
Cash Value at end of 20
years $6,310.00
Premium $383.40. Guaranteed
Cash Value at end of 20
years 6,100.00
\fnfriol f.ifo r?ini?na atai* TJVmif*
able - $210.00
Mutual Life saving in premium
$14 70 for 20 years compounded
at 4 per cent- 454.97
Net saving in fi.vor of Mutual
Life .$ 664.97
Premium $368.70. Gua-anteed.
Cash Value at eai of 20years$6, 310.00
Premium $339.70. Gaar?nteed
Cash Value at end of 20
3 ears $4,809.20
Mutjal Life returns over Mutual
JBenefit $ ,600.80
Mutual Benefit saving in premium
$29.00 for 20 years
p.nmn'MinHAH at.4 CH\
?r ^ vv4*?- * ?w
Net saving ia favor of Mutual
Life $633 60
Premium $368.70. Guaranteed
( ash Value at end of 20 vea-s?$6,310.00
Fr-miura $319.7-) Guaranteed
. Cash Vilue at end ?f 20 yeard $4,044.82
Mutual Life returns over
Aetna ..$2,265 18
Aetna saving in pr?mium3 $49.00
for 20 years compounded at 4
per cent 1,437.48
Net eaviug in favor of Mutual
Life $777 70
All of the above figures are taken at the
snd cf a 20 yiar period, although the goarmtees
given by this Company all through
he diSereat years are larger than those of
ither companies.
It should be remembered that the surplus
esults are not taken into consideration in
- .
nese comparisons, wnicn, vita tae Tact tnat
he Mutual Life dividends on. distribution
>oliciea are very large, proves conclusively
hat there is no policy like this new conract,
iOans at 5 per cent, per annum at any time
after three yeaw.
fash value after three years.
Automatic paid up insurance.
Extended insurance'hirty
dajs' grace in the payment of pre
The New York Life and Equitable policies
irovide for loans only on the anniversary of
he Dolicv *nd within thirtv davs thereafter:
rhile loans will be granted at any time dur g
the year on the Mutual Life policy. To
oan on a policy only one month out of twelve
ruld be something like a bank making
oans to its customers o?ly once a month out
f the year, a limitation which would offer
>ui little accommod6tion to the depositor.
Neither loan nor cash value is Riven on the
ifctna policy until after ten years, and at
he expiration of any policy year thereafter;
rhile The Mutual Life gives both at any time
Iter three years."
In the New Fork Life and the Equ'.table
ash dividends cannot be applied to pur. 1
base additional insurance, thus makiDg the '
mount more than the face of the policy, 1
nleas the insured furnishes a certificate of '
ood fceilth The Mutual Life will make
he dividend additions without re examinaion,
if so elected two years before the end ,
f the distribution period.
The severest criticism which rival compile*
and agents have made on the new policy 1
f the Mutual Life is that "it it too liberal,"
rhich is really the highest indorsement that
ny pol:cj has ever received, and ore that
rill obtain for it the preference over any
ther offered by anj co upany. With such a i
ontract, issued by ihe Great Mutual Life, |
riih assets of $277 000,000.00, and a surplus
I $44,000,000.00, with an income in 1898 cf
ver $55 000 0:X>.00, there can be nothing J
urer, ra'er or belter either aa a financial in- '
esiment or as a protection for the family
j&iast the pDSSibil ties of future disaster.
I was born on the
ay of. - and year 18 1
ly full name i?~
Iy address is
.mount of insurance desired $
larried or single ?
For further particulars fill out this cout>on
ad send to j
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T4> vi /\*tt > ? ?-> A ?s rt T\ 7 /-v 4"A
j.t i:> LL\jyy uiiocao<jiiciuj.c w
"Talk" Cotton Ginning Machinery,
but it is the time for you to
place your orders for?
8 \.W MILLS,
And many other usefal and nesessary machine
wa miffM mpnliftn
If you want tfce best value for your
money, consult your ir teres! by writing or
calling on us for prices and estimates before
j placing your orders.
Large Stocks.
Prompt Shipments.
Lowest Prices Consistent "With
"Honest Goods."
W. H. 8ftlns & 60..
SLI Vft.ll
A vegetable preparation, wherever known
the meat popular of all remedies, because the
most effectual.
Sold wholesale by?
The Mirray Drug Co. Columbia.
Dr. H. Baer, Charleston, S. C.
It is the= |
Bat a very poor one, to wait until the ginning
season is on before locking to see
what fix the gin is in.
New is the time to
Do not delay and then ask as to let yon
have it at once, for thorough work canto*
be dene In a hurry The attention gir??
his matter now will more than repay yen
when the cotton ;s wiut? in the He tea
and the gin house crowded. T?e work:*
coming in already, so ship at once to th*
uadereigned, located at tho old electric ligfct
engiae house.
Reference by pefoiijjioa:?W". H Gi1) _
& Co, V. C. Badh&m, Jno. A. Willis.
5?*ilsrk your name and shipping point
on work sent and prepay the freight.
The Elliott Gin Rejsair Works,
W. J. ELLIOTT, Proprietor,
No. 1314 Gates Street,
Macmnery. j
The Smith. Pneumatic Suction
Elevating, G-inning and
Packing Bysteia
Is the simplest and most efficient on
the market. Forty-eight complete
outfits in South Carolina; each
one giving absolute V
satisfaction. Boilers
and Engines; Slide
Valve, Automatic and Corliss.
My Light and Heavy Log Beam Saw
Wilis cannot be equalled in design, efficiency
or price by any dealer or manu
cajturer in the SouthWrite
for prices and catalogues.
V. C. Badham,
1326 Main Street,
Whiskey i
Hon. W. H. CLOUGH,
Governor of Minnesota.
'I hare al *ayd sail that the Keeiey Insti
lute of ibis country bad done more good, ia *
-n v 1 nrl(Tm?n f f Kin anv inotifntiAAa a*
uLAJ J U\4^UlVUWj ^UV>U J WUW* IU?lfll>UMVUQ Vt ^
organizations in the country. I have said it
many times, and I want to repeat it here,
Lat Dr. Kealey has doae more for the coan*-^
;ry, has sa^ed more unf.-rtuoae men than
my one man in the United States
(Extract from an address delivered in
Minneapolis, Augaa\ 18V7.)
Address Communications to
The Keeley Institute,
126 Fmiih Street, <A>rner Vanderhorat,
Macfeafs 1
School of
?A5D? M
TWa gcbwl U/6 npttUKiiU beinz the
>eet buaUtw* iwtftc ttoa in Qradwtw
are hoi<ii?$ wa&aer&tiY# tofUfee? ^
nerc&ntile boo$?<> w&fcisg, Utfpra)W?, ml
sjtate, railroad offices, &c., m this and other
states. Write to W, H- Macfeat,
;ri.> u* j> 11 > k J. t!:aio M
To get strong j
and healthy use
?ne bottle Mxra- I
ray's Ieon Mix- I
rtiBE. Price 50c 1
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