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Sermons by Rey. Dr. Talmage on
Small Annoyances.
They Test Christian Fortitude
and Patience. The Less .i
of Trivial Irritations.
This sermon by Dr.- Talmage deals
with i subject which appeals to all
classes and conditions of men. His
text is Deuteronomy vii, 20, "The Lord
thy God will send the hornet."
It seems as if the insectile world
were determined to extirpate the human
race. It bombards the grainfields
and the orchards and the vineyards.
The Colorado beetle, the Nebraska
grasshopper, ' nj*x>ew o erseyaui-.usL, mt
universal potato beetle, seem to carry
on the work which was begun ages ago
when the insects buzzed out of Xoah's
ark as the door was opened.
In my* text the hornet flies out on its
mission. It is a species of wasp, swift
in its motion and violent in its sting.
Its touch is torture to man or beast.
We have all seen the cattle run bellowing
under the cut of its lancet. In boykood
we used to stand -cautiously looking
at the globular nest hung from the
tree branch, and while we were looking
at the wonderful covering we were
struck with something that sent us
shrieking away. The hornet goes in
swarms. It has captains over hundreds,
and 20 of them alighting on one man
will produce certain death.
The Persians attempted to conquer a
Christian city, but the elephants and
the beasts on which the Persians rode
were assaulted by thelhornet, so that
the whole army was broken np, and the
besieged city was rescued. This buying
and noxious -insect stung out the
Hittites and the Canaanites from their
country. What gleaming sword and
chariot of war could not accomplish
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was done by tne puncture 01 an insect.
"The Lord sent the hornet."
My friends, when we are assaulted
by great behemoths of trouble ,we become
chivalric, and>we-assault them.
We get on the high mettled ?steed of
our cfeura?e, and we make a cavalry
eharge at them, and if God be with us
we come out stronger 3nd better than
- , when we went in. But alas for these
insectile annoyances of life, these foes
too small to shoot, these thiiags without
any avoirdupois weight, the gnats and
the midges and the flies and the wasps
an*? fto Tifti-npt-s' Tn other words, it is
the small stinging annoyances of our
life which drive us out and use us up.
In th2 best conditioned life for some
grand^and glorious purpose God has sent
the hornet.
I remark, in'the first place, that these
small stinging annoyances may come in
the shape of a nervous organization.
People who are prostrated undertyphoid
fevers'or with broken bones get plently
of sysmpathy, but who pities anybody
that is-nervous? The doctors say and
the* family say "and everybody says,
"Oh, she's only a little nervous; that's
jJl!" The sound of a heavy foot, the
harsh clearing of a throat, a discord in
music, a "want of harmony "between the
shawl and the glove on the same person
a curt answer, a passing slight, the wind
the from the east, any one of ten
thousand annoyences, opens the door
for the hornet. The fact is that the
vast majority of "the people in this country
are overworked, and their nerves
are the first; to eive out. A freat multitude
are under the strain of Ley den,
who, when he was t >ld by his physician
that if he did not stop working while
he was in such poor physical health he
would die, responded, "Doctor, whether
I live or die, the wheel must keep going
round." These sensitive persons of
whom I speak have a bleeding sensitive
new. The flies love to light on anythiag
raw, and these people are like
the Canaanites spoken of in the text or
in the context?they have a verv thin
covering and are vulnerable at all
points. ^"And the Lord sent the hornet"
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may come to us in the shape of friends
and acquaintances who are always saying
disagreeable things. There are
some people you cannot be with for half
an hour-bet you feel cheered and comforted.
Then there are other j>c pie
you cannot be with for five mir.utes
before you feel miserable. Ihcy do
not mean to disturb you, but they f.ting
you to the bone. They gather up all
the yarn which the gossips spin and retail
it They gather up all the adverse
criticisms about your person, about
your business, about your home, about
your church, and they make your ear
the funnel into which they pour it.
They laugh heartily when they tell you,
as though it were a good joke, and you
laugh, too?outside.
These people are brought to oar attention
in the Bible, in the book of
Ruth. Naomi went forth beautiful
and with the finest worldly prospects
into another land, but after awhile she
came back widowed and sick and poor.
What did her friends do when she came
to the city? They all went out, and instead
of giving her common sense consolation,
what did they do? Read the
book of Ruth and find out. They threw
up their hands and said, "Is this
Naomi?" as much as to say. "How
awful bad you do look!" When I entered
the ministry, I looked very pale
for years, and every year, for four or
five years, many times a year I was
asked if I had not consumption, and,
passing through the room, I would
somfct'mes hear people sigh and say,
*'A-ah. iot lone for thi?? world!" I re
solved in those times that I never in
any conversation would say anything
depressing, and by the help of God I
have kept the resolution. These people
of whom I speak reap and bind in
the great harvest field of discouragement.
Some day you greet them with
a hilarious "Good morning," and they
oome buzzing at you with some depressing
information. "The Lord sent the
It is astonishing how some people
prefer to write and to say disagreeable
hings. That was the case when Henrv
M. Stanley returned after his magnificent
exploit of finding David Livingstone.
When Mr. Stanley stood before
the savants of Europe and many of the
omoll nritifV! of tVlA nrtr^pr nrofonco
of getting geographical information, put
to him most insolent questions, he
folded his arms and refused to answer.
At the very time when you would suppose
all decent men would have applauded
the heroism of the man there
were those to hiss. 4'The Lord sent
the hornet." And when afterward that
man sat down on the western coast of
Africa, sick and worn out, with perhaps
the grandest achievement of the age in
the way of geographical discovery, there
were small critics all over the world
to buzz and buzz and caricature and deride
him, and when after awhile he got
the London papers, as he opened them,
out flew the hornet. "When I see that
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there are so many people in tb.fc s^rld
who like to say disagreeable things and
write disagreeable things, I %as almost
in my weaker moment- Vo believe
what a man said to me in Philadelphia
one Monday morning. I went to
get the horse at the livery stable,
and the hostler, a plain man, said
to me, "Mr Talmage, I saw
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yesterday." I said, "Yes.'! He said:
"No use, no use. Man's a failure."
The small insect annoyances of life
sometimes come in the shape of local
physical trouble which does not amount
to a positive prostration, but which
botLers you when you want to fe il the
best. Perhaps it is a sick headache
which has been the plague of your life,
and you appoint some occasion of mirth
or sociality or usefullness, and when the
clock strikes the hour you cannot make
your appearance. Perhaps the trouble
is between the ear and the forehead in
the shape of a neuralgic twig. Nobody
can see it or sympathize with it, but
just at the time when you want your
intellect clearest and your disposition
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concerning thrust. "The Lord sent
the hornet."
Perhaps these small-insect annoyances
will come in the shape of a domestic
irritation. The parlor and the kitchen
do not always harmoniza. To get
good service and to keep it is one of the
r? j t i. o
great questions ox tne country, oumetimes
it may be the arrogance and inconsiderateness
of employers; but,
whatever be the fact, we all adz: it there
are these insect annoyances winging
their way. out from the culinary department.
If the grace of God be not in
the heart of the housekeeper, she cannot
maintain her equilibrium. The
men come home at night and hear the
story of hese annoyances and say, "Oh,
UUUC tlVvik/iwd
things!"' They are small, small as
wasps, but they sting. Martha's nerves
were all unstruag when she rushed
in asking Christ to scold Mary, and
there are tens of thousands of women
who are dying, stung to death by these
pestiferous domestic annoyances. "The
Lore sent the hornet."
These small insect disturbances may
also come in the shape of business irritations.
There are men here who went
through-the 24th of September, 1869,
and the panics of 1873 and of 1S93 without-losing
their balance who are every
day unhorsed by little annoyances?a
clerk's ill manners, or a blot of ink on a
bill of lading, or the extravagance of a
partner who overdraws his account, or .
liner Vitt o rival Or I
the whispering of store confidences in
the street, or the making of some little
bad debt which was against your judgement;
but you wanted to please somebody
It is not the panics that kill the merchants.
Panics come only once in 10 or
20 years. It is the constant din of these
everyday annoyances which is sending
so many of our best merchants into nervous
dyspepsia and paralysis and the
grave. When our national commerce
fell flat on its face, these men stood up
and felt almost defiant, but their life is
going away now under the swarm of
these pestiferous annoyances. "The
Lord sent the hornet."
I have noticed in the history of some
of my congregation that their annoyances
are multiplying and that they have
a hundred where they used to have ten.
The naturalist tells us that a wasp
sometimes has a family of 20,000 wasps,
and it does seem as if every annoyance
of your life brooded a million. By the
help of God, today I want to show you
the other side. The hornet is of no
use?' Oh, yes! The naturalist tells us
they are very important in the world's
economy. They kill spiders, and they
clear the atmosphere. And I really believe
God sends the annoyances of our
life upon us to kill the spiders of the
soul and to clear the atmosphere of our
These annoyances are sent on us, I
think, to waie us up from our lethagy.
There is nothiog that makes a man so
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I think that these annoyances are intended
to per?uade us of the fact that
this is not a world for us to stop in.
If we had a bed of everything that was
attractive and soft and easy, what
would we want of heavec ? We think
that the hollow tree sends the hornet,
or we may think that the devil sends
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opinion. "The Lord sent the hornet.''
Then I think these annoyances come
on us to cultivate our patience. In the
gymnasium you find upright p.'rallel
bars with holes over each other for pegs
to be put in. Then the gymnast takes
a peg in each hand, and he begins to
climb, one inch at a time or two inches,
aad getting his strength cultivated,
reaches after a while the ceiling. And
it seems to me that these annoyances
in life are a moral gymnasium, each
worriment a peg with whi:h we are to
climb higher and higher in Christian
attainment. We all love to see patience,
but it cannot be cultivated in
fair weather. Patience is a child of
the storm. If you had everything desirable
and there was nothing more to
get, what would you want with patience?
The only time to cultivate it is
when you are lied about and sick and
half dead.
"Oh," you say, "if I only had the
circumstances of some well to do man I
would be patient too.'" You might as
well say, "If it were not ior this water,
I would swim," or. "I could shoot this
gun if it were Dot for the cartridge."
When you stand chin deep in annoyances
is the time for you to swim out toward
the great headlands of Christian
attainment, so as to "know Christ and
the power of his resurrection and to
have fellowship with his sufferings."
NTntT-iincr Vmf fnrnoM Trill arra-r
burn out of us the clinker and the
slag. I have formed this theory in regard
to small annoyances and vexations.
Jt takes just so much trouble to fit us
for usefulness and for heaven. The
only question is -whether we shall take
it in the bulk or pulverized and garnulated.
Here is one mac who tak.s it
in the bulk. His back is broken or his
evesight put out, or some other awful
calamity befalls him, while the vast
majority of people take the thine
piecemeal. "Which way would you rather
nave it? Of course, in piecemeal.
Better have five aching teeth than one
broken jaw: better 10 fly blisters than
an amputation, better 20 squalls than
one cyclone. There may be a difference
of opinion as to allopathy and homeopathy,
but in this matter .of trouble I
like homeopathic doses, small pellets
of annoyance rather than some knockdown
dose of calamity. Instead of the
thunderbolt give us the hornet. If you
have a bank, you would a great deal
rather that 50 men would come in with
checks less than $100 than to have two
depositors come in the same day, each
wanting his 810.000. Ia this latter
case you cough and look down to the
floor and you look up to the ceilirjg be:
fore you look into the safe. Now, my
friends, would you not-?rather have
these small drafts of annoyance on your
; bank of faith than some all staggering
demand upon your endurance? But re;
member that little as well as great an
j noyancee equally require you to trust in
i Christ for succor and fo* deliverance
from impatienoe and irritability.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on thee."
In the village of Hamelin, tradition
says, there was an invasion of rats, and
these small creatures almost devoured
the town and threatened the lives of the
population; and the story 13 that a
piper came out one day and played a
very sweet tune, and all the vermiu followed
Weser, and then he blew a blast,
and they dropped in and disappeared for
ever. Of course, this is a fable, but I
wish I could on the sweet flute of the
Gospel draw forth all the nibbling and
burrowing annoyances of your life and
play them down into the depths forever.
How many touches did Mr. Church
give to his picture of "Cotopaxi" or
his "Heart of the Andes?" I suppose
about 50,000 touches. I hear-the can
vas saying: "Why do you keep me
trembling with that pencil so long? Why
don't you put it on in one dash?"
"No," says Mr. Church; "I know how
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co maKe a painting, it win to ov,000
of these touches." And I want you
my friends, to understand that it is
these ten thousand annoyances which,
under God, are making up the picture
of your life, to be hung at last in the
galleries of heaven, fit for angels to
look at, God knows how to make a
I go into a sculptor's studio and see
him shaping a statue. He has a chisel
in one hand and a mallet in the other,
ana ne gives a very genue strode?
click, click, click! I say, "Why don't
you strike harder?"' Oh, he replies,
"that would shatter the statue. I can't
do it that way. I must do it this way."
So he works on, and after awhile the
features come out, and everybody that
enters the studio is charmed and fascinated.
Well, Grod has your soul under
process of development, and it is the
little annoyances and 'vexations of life
that are chiseling out your immortal
nature. It is click, click, click! I
wonder why some great providence does
not come and with one stroke prepare
you for heaven. Ah, no! God says that
is not the way, and so he keeps on by
ofrrtl-oo nf Hft.lo vavo firms nnf.il at. last
you shall be a glad spectacle for angels
and for men.
You know that a large fortune may
be spent in small change, and a vast
amount of moral character may goawav
in smail depletions. It is the litt f j
troubles of life that are havihg more < f
feet upon you than great ones. A
swarm of locusts will kill a grain fie'd
sooner than the incursion of three or
four cattle. You say, "Since I lost my
child, since I lost my property, I have
been a different man." But you do not
recognize the architecture of little anonwrir?rr
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ting, shaping, splitting and interjoining
your moral qualities. Rats may
sink a ship. One lucifer match may
send destruction through a block of
storehouses. Catherime de! Medici got
her death from smelling a poisonous
rose. ColuBibus, by stopping and asking
for a piece.of bread and a drink of
water at a Franciscan convent, was led
to the discovery of a new world. And
there is an intimate connection between
trifles and immensities . between nothings
and everythings. * .
Now, be careful to let none of those
annoyances go through your soul unarrainged.
Compel them to administer to
your spiritual wealth. The scratch of a
sixpenny nail sometimes produces lockjaw,
and the clip of a most infinitesimal
annoyance may damage you forever.
Do not let any annoyance or perplexity
come across your soul without its making
you better.
Our national government when it
wanted money did not think it belittling
to put a tax on pins and a tax on
buokles and a tax on shoes. The individual
taxes do not amount to much,
but in the aggregate to millions and
millions of dollars. And I would have
you, 0 Christian man, put a high tariS
on every annoyance and vexation that
comes through your soul. This might
not amount to much in single cases, but
in the aggregate it would be a great
revenue of spiritual strength and satisfaction.
A bee can suck honey even
out of a nettle, and "if you have the
grace of God in your yeart you can get
sweetness out of that which would otherwise
irritate and annoy.
A returned missionary told me that
a company of adventurers rowing up
the Ganges were stung to death by flies
that infest that region at certain seasons.
The earth has been strewed with
the carcasses of men slain by insect annoyances.
The only way to get prepared
for the great troubles of life is to
conquer these small troubles. What
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wuuiu yuu any ui a buiuiei vyllv iciascu
to load his gun or to go into the conflict
because it was only a skirmish, saying:
"I am not going to expend my ammunition
on a skirmish. Wait until there
comes a general engagement, and then
you will see how courageous I am and
what battling I will do?" The general
would say to such a man, "If you are
not faithful in a skirmish, you would
be nothing in a general engagement."
And I hav? to tell you, 0 Christian
men, if ysu cannot apply the principles
of Christ's religion on a small scale jou
will never be able to aDt>lv. them on a
larger scale. If I had my way with
you, I would have you possess all possible
worldly prosperity. 1 would have
you each one a garden, a river flowing
through it, geraniums and shrubs on
the sides and the grass and flowers as
beautiful as though the rainbow had
fallen. I would have you a house, a
splendid mansion, and the beds should
be covered with upholstery dipped in
the setting sun. I would have every
hall in your house set with statues and
statuettes, and then I would have the
four quarters of the globe pour in all
their luxuries on your table, and you
should have forks of silver and knives
of gold, inlaid with diamonds and amethysts.
Then you should each one of
vou have the finest horses and vourmck
of the quipages of the world. Then I
would have you live 150 years, and yeu
should not have a paiuor an ache until
the last breath.
"Not each one of us?" you say. Yes.
each one of you. "Not to your enemies?"
Yes. The only difference I
would make with them would be that I
would put a little extra gilt on their
walls and a little extra embroidery on
their slippers. But, you say, "Wiiy
does not Sod give us all these things?"
Ah! I bethink myself- He is wi<er.
It would make fools and sluggards of us
if we had our way. No man puts his
best picture in the portico or vestibule
of his house. God meant this world to
be only the vestibule of heaven, that
crrpof (rallftrv of the nnivflrsft toward
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wh'ch we are aspiring. We must not
have it too good in this world, or we
would want no heaven.
Polycarp was condemned to be burned
to death- The stake wa.? planted.
He was fastened to it. The fagots * ere
placed around him, the fires kindled,
but history tells us that the flames bent
outward like the canvas of a ship in a
stout breeze, so that the flames, instead
of destroying Polycarp, were osly a wall
between him and his enemies. They
( had actually to destroy him with the
j poniard. The flames would not touch
! him. Well, my hearer, I want you to
understand that by God's grace the
flames of trial, instead of consuming
your soul, are only going to be a wall of
defense and a canopy of blessiDg. God
is going to fulfill to you the blessings
and the promises, as he did to Polycarp.
"When thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned." Now you
do not understand, but you shall knowhereafter.
In heaven you will bless
God even for the hornet.
A Good S-ory of His Recent New
York Experience.
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neey's visit to New York recently,
which has so far escaped the newspapers,
has leaked out in the last few days,
and it serves to show the manner of
man South Carolina's Governor is.
The incident occurred on the day before
the naval parade. The Governor,
accompanied by his little son and Cols.
Wilson, Folk, Redding, Maulding and
Watson or nis stan flaajastieit tne
cotton exchange and had re-ached
''newspaper row," bound for the bridge
to go over to the navy yard, when just
at the Pulitzer building corner they
came across a great crowd of newsboys
of the "cent-a-world" variety, getting
their supplies of the big afternoon edition
just issued.
The Governor saw the crowd of urchins.
He exclaimed, "Ah, that is what
I was once. Just look at them; Miles,
come here, son, I want to show you
what your father was when he was
your size." Reaching back and catch
ing his boy's hand it was only a second
or two before the Governor had forced
his way into the heart of the crowd of
yelling, scuffling newsboys. He talked
with them and when they found out
who he was and that he had once been
one of the "clan," they rallied around
him and the Governor's face was all
smiles. He bought as many papers as
he could carry and CL1. Folk, who got
down in the crowd, did likewise. The
boys gave the Governor an ovation in
their own demonstrative way and before
he could be extricated from his
admiring host of newsboys enthusiasts
the police had to go to his aid and clear
a way out of it for him.
There was no incident of his trip to
the metiopclis that Gov. McSweeney
i.joyed more thoroughly than this. It
recalled to his mind many memories of
the past and when in the crowd he
really seemed to be a newsboy again
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JH.au vviiu oievy xlis wiics xuauitcx
to be Freed.
Gov. McSweeney Wednesday commuted
to two years the life sentence of
William Franks, a young whitie ::nan
convicted of manslaughter in Laurens
county nearly two years ago. This
means that Franks will be discharged
in February.
From all the evidence, the statements
of the judge and the jury and all
those familiar with the case, it seems
strange that the man was ever convicted.
The victim, Mason Clark, grossly insulted
the joangwire of Franks, making
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an improper propositi 10 uex. ??ucu
she wont to Franks and told him of it
he wished to kill Clark forthwith, but
was dissuaded by the appeals of his wife.
Franks and his wife had been living at
Clark's home; they were about to leave
and the matter was being discussed between
the two men, when an altercation
occurred and Mason was killed.
Judge Buchanan recommended that
a pardon be given at the expiration of
two years of the term. Eleven of the
jurors signed the petition for a pardon,
certifying that there 'was grave <?oubt
as to which of the men fired first, and
ad';- g that there would have been no
conviction save for the lapse of time
between the deed and the receipt of the
in forma! inn hv Frank'.: as tn the insillt.
The jurors regarded the provocation
very great.
Ex-Senator Irby and ex-Congressman
Shell wrote the governor strong personal
letters in behalf of the man, and
stated that his wife and cnildren were
sadly in need of tis support and protection.
The governor, before acting, had the
prisoner brought up to his office and
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that Franks simply acted in defense of
his wife's honor, and the commutation
was forthwith granted.?The State.
After County Officials.
The State sinking fund commission,
in view of the numerous cises of irregularities
and shortages in county
official's tax collection accounts, has
determined to go after the treasurers,
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thorough and systematic manner and
enJoavor to have all such cases straightened
out at the earliest possible moment.
.Already the papers in several
cases have been placed in the attorney
general's hands ior such action as he
may deem proper. The following circular
letter prepared and sent out Friday
to officials concerned indicates how the
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By certain reports of X. W. Brooker,
field agent of the siDkiDg fund commission,
there appear to be ininy irregularities
in the books and accounts of
county officers relating to the collection
of taxes which may result in great
loss to the State and county.
The commission, by recent actioD,
has determined to make vigorous efforts
to adjust these matters. The field
agent states that he (has or will) serve
you with notice of certain shortages
and irregular:lies in which you are interested.
I respectfully ask your cooperation
in the effort to adjust these matters
without further delay.
Mr. Brooker has instructions to arrange
for a meeting with you and all
others concerned at your county court
house at an early day for the adjustment
of these matters.
Your prompt attention and action is
most.earnestly requested.
Very respectfully.
M. JR. Coopor,
Secretary of citate.
The Same Old Story.
AXegconamed Lanham, living ob
the farm ofS. T. Weyr&an, tear Pelham's
Mill, Greenville County, went to
the field Wednesday morning with his
wife to pick cotton, leaving his two little
children fastened up in his house.
The house is near the river, and Lanham
was afraid the children would get
out and wander into the stream. About
anon the house was burning, and before
any one ceuld reach the building it was
in full blaze. The two children could
not get out and both were burned to a
crisp. It is supposed that the children
started the fire.?News and Courier.
A Hew Crank.
Kansas has a new crank in the person
of W. K. Reeme, who advances the
dynamiting of saloons, distilleries and
breweries and the lynching of corrupt
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Youn^ Woman Ravished bv Num
a J
ber of Black SavagesSOME
The Law Will Take Them Speediiy
to the Gallows- Shocking
Story of Brutality. Carried
to Columbia.
A horrible crime was committed in
Darlington county, near Lamar. Monday
afternoon, for which at least three
Negroes will pay the penalty with their
lives. Two of them arc now in jail,
aud if there is no attempt to lynch them
made before court convenes two weeks
from now, they will be convicted without
a doubt and hanged, for they have
confessed the commission of the blackest
crime that has ever darkened the
* * Tv 1? , T# J! . .tl
iair name 01 juarnngion. jli me ocner
party is caught he will doubtless be
spared the suspense of waiting two
weeks to meet his doom.
The details of the crime are too hor-rible
to be published, but they have
been told over and over again all over
Darlington county Monday. It is
sufficient to sav a highly respectable
young lady of Lamar has suffered at
the bands of several black brutes, and
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Mie Xiuvv lies iu a uaugciuus uuuuiuuu
fearfully maDgled and bruised. The
two Negroes who are now in jail admit
the commission of their fearful deed
and say that it was accomplished only
after a terrible struggle with their vie
tirn and only after they had choired her
into insensibility, and that when they
left her they thought her dead. Two
of them only were present, the others
having gone away and had not gotten
back in time to take part in the deed as
was their intention.
One ?f the black brutes now in the
custody of Sheriff Scarborough bears on
his clothing stains of blood from his victim,
and this Negro now owes his life to
the tact and skill of the deputies who
secreted him from an angry mob and
oarried him to Darlington through the
swamps under cover of the darkness.
The people are aroused for miles around
and justly so. The third Negro, one of
those who as4iulted the unfortunate
girl, has not yet been captured, bat he
will be if he is in Darlington county,
and if he happens to fall into the hanas
of any of the present searching party
his hours of life will be but few more.
A dispatch from Columbia says one
of the principals in the Lunar outrage
affair?Edward Luckie, and four Negroes
charged with beiDg accessories
to the foul crime in that they stood by
and saw the deed committed and did
not, offer to interfere. arp. now within
the walls of the South Carolina penitentiary
for safe keeping.' The four accessories
are Jim Washington, Daniel
and Ed Mack and Lucius Stuart?an
aggregation of ugly looking, sullen Negroes,
who look like Georgia turpentine
The other principal, who is at large,
is very black; is about 18 years old, has
a broad forehead; has high wide cheekbones;
has a scar over his left eye, and
his clothing was spattered with mud
when last seen. When last heard from
i a - ---- - j. j rr:
ne was ueexug wwaru iiuiuuusvuic.
The sheriff never expects to ges hold of
him if he is run down anywhere in this
section of the country.
Preparations Being Made for the Centennial
of Washington's Death.
It is not generally known among
those beyond the pale that America's
greatest President was a member of the
Masonic order, but the fact is tme
nevertheless, and what is more, he was
. ni c 1?
not years 01 age wueu iuiv
the 'brotherhood, although he had
reached his majority before he was pass
ed to the fellow craft degree.
Just in what manner the illustrious
man succeeded in being admitted to
the order before his 21st birthday is not
revealed by this historian. At the age
of 56 Washington was a charter member
of the Alexandria-Washington
lodge, and in the same year he considered
it an honor to accept and faithfully
fill the office of worshipful master of
the lodge. During this time he heid
his membership in his mother lodge at
Daring his entire life Washington
ever showed a devotion to the cause of
Masonry and Masons. It was the feeling
of veneration for the Mason and for
the man that led the Grand Lodge of
Colorado to suggest a fitting observance
of the date of his passing into the eternal
lodge ibove. The Virginia lodge
was requested to take charge of the
A committee of prominent Masons
from Virginia and the District of Columbia
have met in Washington to discuss
the proposed exercises in commemoration
for the centennary of the
t , 1 O n TTr _ _1_ ^ _ A J}
aeatn oi ixeorge Washington. a. grauu
banquet and reception will be given on
December 14th at Mount Vernon and
in Washington.
The intention is to make this banquet
one of the most successful affairs in the
history of Masonry. At the banquet
all Masons and their wives will be welcome,
and the Grand Masons and distinguished
Masons from all parts of the
United States will be present. It is
expected that President McKinley, who
is a Mason of high ratik. will deliver
the address at Mount Vernon, and also
receive with the distinguished Masons
at the banquet.
Winthrop's AttendanceId
a letter to G-ov. McSweeney President
Johnson of the Winthrop College
at Iljck Hill speaks thus of the institution:
"We have had a very fine opening
of the college this season. The students
are better prepared for college
work than ever before. Our sub-freshman
class numbers only 27. The total
enrollment in every department of the
college thus far is 4S1. If we had had
dormitory accomodations we would
have enrolled 6S1 easily. A number
of applicants from other States than
. South Carolina were refused admission
because of lack of room for the girls of
?T-?a nPV?/\ ofrj^Anfo ora oar.1 tT in
LliU kjcaiu* JL JLiv JlUU^UtJ U1U \A\s\s yj *u
earnest and seem to take up their work
with fine spirit."
Moses' Princess.
An exchange says that the mummy of
the Egyptian princess who found Moses
in the bulrushes is all alleged to have
been discovered and placed on exhibition.
If the princess could have foreseen
that her act of kindness would
have made her a museum freak, she
would probably have left Moses to
be drawn out of the water by somebody
Endless Chain Scheme Proposed By
Miss Edna McClellan.
The New York Journal says: ''Rear
Admiral Schley may well count Miss
Edna McClellan amoDg his very warm
friends a'nd supporters, and if her plan
succeeds he will have something substantial
to be grateful for.
Miss McCleltan, who is young and
pretty, and the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J.'Weller McClellan of No. 105
West Seventh street, was much impressed
by the tremendous applause for
Admiral Schley in the Dewey day parade.
She decided that Admiral Schley 1
norffl o r\?T on in Wool, ' r(r!nn
^jLLi/uiv^ XI. a. * V ?. iivuju AJJ ir %*k^
well as Admiral Dewey. She saw do
reason why Schley's admirers should
not come forward with their dollars and :
dimes. She returned to her home and ,
laid out a plan for the work which has
just been begun. She has started end- .
less chains to raise dimes. Subscriptions
in all amounts will be gratefully '
received. <
Miss McClellaD will ask Gov. Roose- i
velt &nd Miss Helen Gould to be mem- ]
bers of the committee to control the
fund. She will ask the assistance of
President McKinley and members of .
his cabinet, and will go to Washington. .
if necessary, to seek the aid of Repre- sentatives
of congress.
She is very busy writing endless
chain letters to be sent to all parts of ;
the country. She is very confident of ]
Schley s admirers are legion, she
knows. She feels like all his friends,
that he-has never received due credit
from his government for the splendid
victory off Santiago, and she believes
they 'will welcome an opportunity to
show their appreciation by substantial
contributions to this fund.
Miss McClellan has not considered
the price of the residence to be pur- ]
chased nor the location, but she is con
fident that this present from the peo- !
pie of the nation will be worthy of his .
position as a great naval commander.
Fair .Week Rates. 1
The rates for the State fair of South ,
Carolina, to be held in Columbia Nov. '
6th-10th, have been announced as fol- '
lows: 1
The Southern Passenger association
has granted rates to Columbia, S. C.,
on account of the State-fair, Nov. 6th
to 10th, 1899, from ail points in the |
Sfoto nf Snnfh f"!*rnlina alsn fpnm
A&heville, Charlotte, Wilmington, N. |
C., Augusta and Savannah, Ga., >nd i
intermediate stations at the following !
A rate of one first class fare for the
round trip, plus 50 cents for admission !
to the fair grounas. Tickets for the !
general public, limited to continuous i
D9s<;a?rf> in both directions to be sold
daily Not. 4th to 10th inclusive, with
final limit Nov. 13th, 1S99, and for
fair officials and stock men only at the
same rate Nov. 2nd and 3d, on presenta- j
tion of certificates signed by Thos. "W. j
Hollo way, secretary State Agricultural I
and Mechanical society. i
Also rates embraced in the following
table, which include 50 cents for admis- :
sion to the fair grounds; tickets at >uch ;
rates to be sold Nov. 7th, 8th and 9th, ;
with final limit Nov. 11, 1899:
10 miles and under $ 85 .
11 miles and'unaer 15 90 j
15 miles and under 20 1.00 |
20 miles and under 30 1.20 j
HO miles and under 40 1.40 :
40 miles and under 50 1.G0 '
50 miles and under 60 1 oU .
60 miles and under 70 2 00 ;
70 miles and under 80 2 20 i
80 miles and under 90 2.40 j
90 miles and under 100 2.60 r
100 miles and under 110..- 2.80 :
110 miles and under 120 3 00 E
120 miles and under 130 3 20 '
130 miles 2nd under. 140 3.40 ;
140 miles and under 150 3.60 ;
150 miles and under it>U 3.&0 r
1(30 miles and under 1T0 4 00 :
170 miles and under ISO 4.20 r
180 miles and under 190 4.40 I
190 miles and under 200 4 60 j
Counterfeit Money.
The Atlanta Constitution gives an
account of the capture of a counternting
outfit within three miles of that t
city. The "den" contained "a stock of ?
spurious coins, plating apparatus with ?
which to make counterfeit coin, as well :
as silver." The Constitution says':
"This raid and capture, believed to be
one of the best and most important that
has recently occurred in the South, has
solved the mystery of the counterfeit i
silver with which the city has been pe- t
riodically flooded since last March, c
X1 UI" SCVtJLL Ul L'l^Ul muutuo c* v*
counterfeit silver dollars and half dol- 1
lars have been floated over the city, and j
the spurious money was pronounced the ,
best that had ever been put in circula- t
tion. The money, while a trifle light- t
er than the good coin, had a genuine t
ring when dropped upon the floor. In 2
fact, there were lew except the experts *
who could tell the money was counter ?
teit without a very close inspection." v
Bold Bank Robbers.
Three masked robbers entered the
bank at Sevierville, Term., Friday ?
morning and attempted to rob the vault, t
containing considerable money. Prcsi- s
dent William Macmabon threw his loose 1
money into the safe and seized a gun.
His first shot killed the leader of the }
robbers, Pearl Thurman. The assistant '
cashier, John Marshall, rushed out of ?
aside door and shot two of the robbers' \
* rt-1 A**A /\-P f hn
Xiorses. ^iliueiivn*, uug Ui awwv/v.u,
was arrested after being wounded. Will
Derrick, the third robber, got on a horse ;
and rode a mile hotly pursued by a ^
posse. On being surrounded by the 1
men he fled into a barn, where he com- 15
mitted suicide by shooting himself in s
the head. The men arc supposed to c
have come from Knoxville on an early J
train. " j
Wehding of the Blind. I
Probably ona of the most remarkable c
weddings ever known will take place to- T
day at the home of Mr. George TV. De c
Weese, No. 6 Vine street, Cleveland, ?
Ohio. De Weese, is the secretary of
the blind people's asylum. He is blind. 0
n TIT 1 it- | C
Jue >V eesc iiiis luiunu vpcu jllao uuuoc
for the wedding festivities. The groom ?
is W. M. Moore. 33 years old. He is *
blind. The Dride is Miss Lizzie Brown. *
She is blind. The knot will be tied by
Justice of the Peace Dwight Palmer.
He is blind. The best man will be ?
Wm. Vanderwyst. He is blind. Fifty (
guests have been invited. All are e
blind. An orchestra composed of blind 1:
men will play the wedding march. I
After the ceremony a literary and aus- c
ical programme will be carried out by d
blind people. I
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver v
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and s
for Dyspepsia or any derangement of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as be- t
ing without an equal." James J. Os- p
borne, Attorney at Law, Boliston, e
Henderson Oo., N. C. ].
A Jfoyei Election.
According to the Greenvilie |
is ews tue people or tne jLanasford
neighborhood of Chester
county have conducted the most
remarkable election held since
the days of the glory of Athens,,
when there used to be a general
vote every year to determine
what eminent citizens should be
requested to leave. The News
says it seems that there has been
a good deal of blind tiger and
other disorderly business about
Landsford. and last week the
carnival of crime culminated in
an attempt to assassinate a mule
belonging to a citizen who had
been prominent as a champion
of law and order. Consequently
a neighborhood convention
was called and organized at
Fudge's Store, fifty white men
being present. The secretary
read this notice:
"If you conscientiously believe
the presence of any person
or persons in the neighborhood
contaminates our moral and so
cial atmosphere sc that it would
i- - r? ? ? 4.1,
ue utJiier iyr nuu uj. iucia lv
leave, write his name or theirs
on a slip of paper and put it into
the box. If you do not so believe
write it on the slip and so
Managers were appointed and
a poll list of those present was
made the polls were opened and
the voting was done. The X"ews
rt?Q /?i+ii7Qn wVirt TC5J<5
OCLJ O V/JLL^ V^X Ui/iVyXX, " uv ??
present, carried the precinct by
a large majority, receiving a
nearly unanimous vote of his
fellow citizens on the proposition
that he get away and stay
Q-ccro-c- TTo nr>+ Qrmpar tn hft
gratified and did not make any
speech returning thanks for the
flattering but undeserved tribute.
It is believed however,
that he is a man who can take a
bint. Several others present received
liberal support as candidates
for banishment, and are
also expected to depart "as soon
as practicable." The only sug- i
gestion as to their destination is <
that it shall be "elsewhere."
The Fatal Boiling HaDit.
"Apropos of the hardships or our
boys in Cuba," said an. officer who saw
i good deal of duty on the island, "I'll
:ell you a bit of a story. Shortly after
3ur regiment went on duty near San:iago,
at the beginning of Wood's administration
as governor, we began to
je able to take a little better care of
Durselves than we had done throughout
the campaign- One of our captains
?I won't mention his name, for he's
sore about this eifair?was a great
:rank on the subject of microbes, and
;ook extraordinary pains to avoid their
society. He had picked' up a raw
2uban cook, and gave him the most ex
jlicit orders to "boil all the water used
n the mess, no matter where he got
t. 'Boil everything we drink/ he said,
or I'll IdcK your DacicDone tnrougn tne
;op of your hat.'
"The Cuban promised faithfully, and
>beyed the orders to the letter. A week
)r so afterward the captain, -while foriging
about town, was presented with
l quart bottle of champagne from one
>f the ships. He was overjoyed, and,
securing a small lump of ice, he
lustled back to camp and turned over
lis prizes to the cook. 'I want you to
jet up something extra good today/ he
;aid, 'for I'm going to ask a few friends
:o dinner to help drink this wine.' -At
he appointed hour the party assembl:d,
and, after serving a repast of stew- i
id beef and sweet potatoes, the cook <
>l<Ui?t?U ILL, I y iU-g, A Dauw)an
half full of a muddy yellow liquid.
What in thunder is that?' asked the
iaptaln. 'That's th' -wine, senor,' re)lied
the Cuban gravely. 'I boil 'im
jood deal, an' 'e most' all go 'way.' The
quests roared with laughter, and the
laptaiu was so thunderstruck he
louldn't say a word. He subsequently
J -U*
ecuvereu mniacxx Duuiuciiuj w
i cleaning rod and chase the Cuban
learly half a mile. After that all any>ody
had to do to get a fight -was to
ay boiled champagne. When I left
he wound still rankled."?New Oreans
Remembered Him
"There's no nse of your 6aying a
Tord!" exclaimed the woman of the
louse, as soon as she (had opened the
loor and glanced at the man standing
rntside. "I know you,"
"But ma'am "
"I recognized yon a* soon as I saw
ou. You can'*>?*
"Ma'am "
"You're the man *ho sold me a washng
machine six months ago for ?6.50
hat wasn't worth shucks. It would- t
ft " '
"All I wanted to tell you, ma'am, {
s "
"It wouldn't wash anything. The
? - ? J AX.- 4-VA
onger you useu it uc vui-um iw
lothes got. You couldn't sell me anyhing
now if you was to pay me for
aking it "When a man fools me once
le won't ever have the chance to do it j
igain. I can tell you that I'll sell |
uroe'Mnc har-l? trt VOU for i
ifty cents. It doesn't make any diference
what you've got this time. I j
wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole, ?
md you can talk till you are gray. It ,
pon't do you any good." '
"Madam," replied the man, who had <
>een dancing about impatiently, "your (
:itchen roof is blazing where that iron
tovepipe runs up and through it *
?hat's what I stopped to " i
"Good land, why didn't you say so? ?
Vhat did you want to stand there talk- ^
ng for -when the house is burning up? *
lun over to that grocery store on the I
orner and turn in an alarm! Fire! 1
rire!"?Chicago Tribune.
A Georgia Amazon. t
The section of Glynn county arouDd ii
Sapp's still, near Brunswick, Ga., is be- a
ng terrorized by a crazy Xegro woman,
^ho, stark naked, roams the woods,
iVinnfincr of. otitt nna olio caoc Alr^o/^TT
rae man has fallen dead before a pistol ~
shot, while two other Negroes, her hus>and
and brother, have been wounded I
v her bullets. The woman's name is
tfary Eason. A few days ago she be:ame
violently insane, stole the weapon 5
nth which she is now armed and a box *
>f cartridges from her husband and was
iff to the swamn. She is rennrled to
tave been captured by a crowd of her
iwnrace, but the two men left in charge
>f her allowed her to escape. Persons
:o armed in the neighborhood and b<
louses are guarded as protection for
he women and children. m
A Remarkable Case. *
An extraordinary feat of surgery, oj
rith tbe aid of x-rays, is reported from _
Chicago. A small child was the pati;nt.
For two years the little one had
>een blind and a paralytic. An x-ray
>rint snowed mat tfiere was a tumor
m her brain. The skull was trephined ?
Lirectly over the cyst, as shown in the
>rint, and the tumor was removed, r
Jpon recovering consciousness the child *
ras able to move her limbs and in a
hort time conld see. 1
In railway building in the Soudan
here are two harp players and one flute ]
ilayer to every gang of forty or fifty
aen. As long as the music is brisk the
aborers do not seem to feel fatigued.
- V
i. LUM .j ???^ i
What Would the Business
World Do Without Us ?
We know our business and we always Lave
emp'oyment. We secured our traiGirg at the .
Columbia, S C , jfl
and irould advi^ you to do likewise if you
desire the beat ia the c untry. No other
school has a more fhorcugh business
a simpler or easier leirned shorthand cot^se,
or more successful graduates.
Their catalogue gires fait iaforcation, as
to courses of study, ra*es of tuition, b->ard,
securing positions, and other inducements. _
Send for it and came the course wanted.
Address, W. B. NEWBERRY,
4l President. *
It is now unseasonable to
"Talk" Cotton Ginning Machinery,
but it is the |in$e for you to
place your orders? for?
UKLSL' Ml 1.1.1,
8 \.W MILLS.
And many otber useful and ne jessary mv
chines we might mention.
If you want the best r?lue for your
money, consult your iutfr^s! by writing or
calling on us for prices and estimated before
placing your orders.
Large Stocks.
Prompt Shipments.
Lowest Prices Consistent With A
CiTT ?i. ? J^ } } (
jo.ones i/ uuuus. , >
W. H. fiibbes & Co..
Machinery. |
The .Smith Pneumatic Suction
Elevating, Ginning and
Packing System
[a the simplest and most efficient on ^
the market. Forty-eight complete
outfits in South. Carolina; each
one giving absolute
Boilers and Engines; Slide A
Valve, Automatic and Corliss,
My Light and Heavy Log Beam feam
Mills cannot be equalled in design, ef-S
aciency or price by any dealer or manu 1
lajturer in the South.
Write for prices and catalogues.
V. C. Badhan?,
1326 Main Street,
A vegetable preparation, -wherever known
lie m< bt popular of all remedies, bsc .use the
nost effectual.
sold wholesale by?
The Murray Drug Co. Columbia.
Br. H. Baer, Charleston, S. C. s
\ ItJ cures piles, eczema, car
:>uncles, boils, sore eyes, stie?
md granulated eye lids, ol
sorea, cuts, bruises,'burns, erysipelas,
infiamatory rheumatsm,
corns, bnnions and ingrowing
toe nails. Taken in;ernally
it cures dyspepsia,
)ilions fever, stomach ana \
. 1 _ J 3 - _ J. 1 T ^
jjaauer xronDies.
It"1iTtiie^b68t thing oi^tbe"mark*! for sll
hese tfflicttoc s There is nothing to equal
t for Kiinej Trouble and Colic in hordes,
nd all it co,t ii 25c a box.
At wholesale by
MUiLAT DRUG CO.. Columbia. ?. C.
Vlacfeat's 7
School of
This School has tbe reputation of being the
Mt business institution ia the State. Or*.!ateg
are holding remunerative positions ia -
.ercantile houses, banking, irauranoe, ival
state, railroad offices, &c., in tbu and otber
ates. Write to W. H. Macfeat,
jrapberComalbtA,. C for terjut
To get strong
md healthy use
>ne bottle murray's
Iron Mixrure.
Price 50c j

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