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Dr. Talmage on the Duties of
Parents to Children.
The Dangers and Temptations
Which Surround the Young.
Necessity of Wise Training
and Proper Discipline.
This disconrse of Dr. Talmage will
interest youDg men, while it is full of
advice and en courage merit to parents
who are trying co bring np their children
aright; text, Proverbs 10, i, "A
%ise son maketh a glad father; bat a
foolish son is the heaviness of his
In this graphic way Solomon seta
forth the idea that the good or evil be
iaTior of children blesses or blights
the parental heart. 1 know thero are
persons who seem to hare no especial
Interest ia the welfare of their children
The father says: t4My boy must take
the risks! took in life If he turns out
well, ail right; if he tutus out ill, he
will hare to bear the consequences.
Ba has the ^auie ebacee that 1 had.
He must take care of himself." A
shepherd might just as well thrust a
lamb iuto a den of iioas and say, "Little
lamb, take care of yourself."
Nearly all the brute creation are kind
Bough to look after their youDg. 1
was going through a woods, and I heard
a shrill cry in a nest. 1 climbed up to
the bird's nest, and I found that the
old bird had left the brood to starve.
J5ut mat is a very rare occurrence.
Generally a bird will pick your eyes oQt
rather than surrender her young to jour
karpitg or your touch. A lion will
rend you if you come too near the
whelps; even the barnyard fowl, with
it> clumsy foot and heavy wing, will
eome at you if you approach its young
too nearly, and God certainly intended
to hare fathers and mothers as kind as
the brutes.
Christ coincs through all our households
today, and he says: ''You take
eare of the bodies of your children and
the minds cf your children. What are
you doing for their imtnortal souls?" I
read of a ship that foundered. A lifeboat
was launched., Many of the pas?
iengers were in the water. A mother
witn one hand beating the waves and
the other hand holding her little child
out toward the lifeboat cried out. "Save
?y child!" And that impassioned cry
is the one that finds an echo in every
parental heart of this land today.
"Save my child!" That man out there
says: "I have fought my own way'
through life. 1 have got along tolerably
"* II 1
wen. me wona nas uuueieu mo, ?uu
1 have had many a bard straggle. It
- doesn't make much difference what
happens to me, but save my child."
You see, I have asubjectof stupendous
import, and 1 acn going, as God ma;
help me, to show the cause of parenial
polfcitJiHe and then the alleviations of
that solicitude.
'J He nr?t cause of parental solicitude,
I think, arises l'rom the imperfection of
parents on their own part. We all
somehow want our children to avoid
our faults. We hope that if we have
> any excellences they will copy them,
but the probability is they will copy
*r faults and omit our excellences.
Children are very apt to be echoes of
the parental life. Some one meets a
lad in the back street, finds him smoking
and say'* 4'Why. I am astounded
at you. What would your fat&er say
if he knew this? Where did you get
that cigar?" "Oh, I picked it up on
the street." "What would jour father
say and your mother say if they knew
this?" ,kOh," he replies, "that's nothing.
My father smokes." There is
Bet one of us today who would like to .
ha>e our children copy all our example.
And that is the cause of solicitude on
the part of all of us. We have so maoy j
faults we do not want them oopied and
stereotyped in the lives and characters
of those who come after us.
Then solicitude arises from our conscious
insufficiency and unwisdom of
discipline. Out of 20 parents there
say be one parent who understands
how thoroughly and skillfully to discipline;
perhaps not more than one out
of 20. We, nearly all of us, err on one
side or on the OLher. Here is a father
who says: "I am Kci-g to bring up my
ohildren 'right. My sods shall know
nothing but. religion, shall see nothing
but religion ana hear nothing but religion/'
They are routed out at_ 6
'clock in the morning to recite the Teu
Commandments. They are wakened
*o from the sofa on SuucUy night to re <
cite ihe Westmiaster catechism. Their
badroom walls are covered with religious
pictures and quotations of Scrip- ;
tare, and when the boy looks for the <
day of the month he li-oks for it in a i
religious almanac. If a minister comes ;
to the house, he is requeued to take
the boy a->ide and tell him what a great ,
iinner he is. it is religion morning, ,
uoon and night.
Time parses on, and the parents are ,
waiting for the return of the son at ,
"sight. It is 9 o'clock, it is 10 o'clock, (
it is 11 o'clock, it is 12 o'clock, it is ,
kalf past 12 ovclock. Then they hear J
a rattling of. the night key, and George <
comes in and hastens up. stairs lest he (
be accosted. His father says, "George, (
where have you been?" He says, 4,1 ,
have been out." Yea, he has been out,
and he has been down, and he has ,
Started on the broad road to ruin for :
this life and ruin for the life to come, I,
and the faiher says to bis wife: (
"Mother, the Tea Commandments are <
a failure. No use of Westminster J
eateobism. 1 have done my vefy best ,
for that boy. Just see bow he has turned ,
out." Ah! my friend, you stuffed that
boy with religion. You had no sym-->
paihy with innocent hilarities, You (
bad no comrnom sense. Aman at mid- .
life said to me: , "1 haven't much.deaire
for religion. My father was as
Rood a man as everlived, but he jammed i
religion down my throat when I was a
boy until 1 got disgusted with it, and I '
baven't wasted any of it since." That
father erred on one side.. * Then
the discipline is ah entire failure
in many households because the
father pulls one way and the inoiher
pulls the other way. The father ^sftys, .
"My swv.I. tola you if I ever found you
guilty of falsehood again .1 wouM chastiaeyou,
and 1 am uoiog to keep my :
promiie." The mother says: ".Don't. :
f Let him off this tiuce."
A father says: "i baTe seen so many
that mate mistake by too great severity :
in the rearing their children. Now, I i
will iet my boy do as he pleases. He
shall have full swing. Here, xn? son,
are tickets to the theater aad opera. If
yon want tc play cards, do so. If you
don't wan: to play cards, you need Dot
to play them. Go when you want and :
come back when you want to. Have a
good time. Go it!". Give a -boy plenty <
of mouey and ask niai not what he does j
vith it, and you pay his way straight i
" V ' ' ' ' * V
a a wi i iimi n^ffri i 11 ii inn11 ii in 11ni ii n i iiT-iii
to perdition. Bat after awhile the lad
thinks he ottgbt to have a still larger
supply. He has been treated, and he
must treat. Be must have vrine suppers.
There are larger and larger expenses.
After awhile one day a messenger
from the bank over the way calls in and
r?t* to th? father of the household of
which lam speaking: "The officers of
the bank would like to lave you step
over a minute." The father steps ovvr
and a bank officer says, "Is ihat your
check?" "No," he says, "that is not
my check. I never make an 'H' in that
way. 1 never put a curl to the *Y' in
that way. Tbat is not my writing; that
is not my signature; that is a counterfeit.
Send for the police." "8top,"
says the bank officer, "your son wrote
Now ths father and mother ars waiting
for the son to come home at night
It is 12 o'clock, it is half past 12
o'clock, it is 1 o'clock. Tht son oomes
through the hallway. The father says:
"My son, whit does all this mean? 1
gave j on erery opportunity. I gave you
all the money you wanted, and bore in
my oid days I fiod ihat you have become
a spendthrift, a libertine and a
sot." Tfae son sa3i: "Now, father,
what is the use of year talking that
?V/>r? tnM TO a ti\ *A Ik arid r iust
took jour bu?rg?.?tioa." Aod bo to
sinke the mediae betweee severity &r>d
tjo great Iceiesey, le strike the happy
medium between the tire and to train
our children for Crod aod for hearen i*
the anxiety of erery intelligent parent.
Bat for the most, part tke children
that live sometimes get cross and pick
up bad word* in the street or are disposed
to quarrel with brother or sister
shd show that they are wicked. You
see thcE in the Sabbath school class
They arc so sunshiny and bright jou
wculd think they were always so, but
the mother looking over at them remembers
what an awful time she had to get
them ready. Time passes oil. They
get considerably older, and the sen
comes in from the street from a pugilistic
encounter, bearing oa his appearance
the marks of defeat, or the daughter
practices some little deception in
the household. The mother says,
"I can't always be scolding and fretting
and finding fault, but this must be
stopped." So in many a household
there is the sign of sin, the sign of the
truthfulness of what the iSible says
when itQdeolares, "They go astray as
- ? V- 1 K "
seon as tney lkj uuru, nco.
Some go to work and try to correct
all this, and the boy is picked at That
always is ruinous. There is more help
in one good thunderstorm than in fire
days of oeld drizzle. Better the old
fashioned stjle of chastisement if that
be necessary than the fretting and the
scolding which hare destroyed so many. '
.The statistic has never been made np ,
in these great cities of how many hare
been destroyed and how many beautiful
homes hare been overthrown. If the
statistio could be presented, it would
freeze your blood iu a solid cake at
your heart. Oar great cities are full of
temptations, and to vast multitudes of
parents these temptations become a
matter of great solicitude.
? 1? ? ?)l.tit.hAm 7irof
DUl OUlf 1\J1 iu? iifiuiivuti
of all, you. save yourself a great deal of
trouble. 0 parent, if you can early
watch the children and educate them
for God and heaven. "The first five
years of my life made me an infidel,"
said Tom PaiDe. A vessel put? out to
sea, and after it has be^n fire days out
there comes ?a cyclone. The vessel
springs a leak. The helm will not
work. What is the matter? It is not
seaworthy. It never was seaworthy.
Can you mend it bow? It ia too late.
Down she goes with,250 passengers into
a w*tery,grave. What was the time
to fix that vessel? What was the time
to prepare it for the storm? In the
drydock. Ah, My friends, do not wait
until your childrea get out into the j
world, beyond the Narrows and out on ,
the great voyage of life. It is too late
* > ? - -i -111- J a.l_ I
tnen to mena ineir morais ana sneir
maaaers. The dry dock of the Chris
tian home is the place. Coxreet the
sin no r, correct the evil now.
Just look at the ckaraeter of your
children now aod get an intimation of
what the; are going to be. Yon ean
tell by the way that boy divides the ap
pie what his proclivity is and whit his
sia will be and what style of discipline
yon ought to bring upon him. You see
how he divides that apple? Be takes
niae tenths of it f?>r himself, and he
gives one-tenth to his sister. Well, let
that go, aod all his life he will want
the best part of everything, and he will
be grinding and grasping to the day of
his death.
People hurl their scorn at theJife of
Lord Byron. Lord Byroa was not half
10 much to blame as his mother. The
historian tells us that when her ehild
wmmtm Itmrvlniv t k A fl.iAP VI f ^ kit
n ao avi vaj ?uv M.a
unsound foot, instead of acting like any
other toother, she said, 4,Get out of my
way, you lame bratl" Do aot denounce
his mother. All the scenes in Venice,
all the scenes in Greece, ail the scenes
of outrage wherever he went an echo of
that bad mothe's heart and that had
mother's life.
Begin early with your children, i on
stand on the banks of a river and you
try to ehasge its course. It has been
rolliug now for 100 miles. Tou cannot
ohange it But just go to the source of
that river, go to where the water just
Irips down on the rocks. Then with
pour nife sake a channel this way and
i channel that way, and it will take it.
Dorse out and stand on the banks of
shilds life when it was SO or 40 years
:>f age, or even 20. and try to change
the course of that life. It is too late!
[t is too late! Go father up at - the
source, of - life and nearest to the
mother's heart, where the character
starts, and try to take it in the right
direction. But, oh. my friend, be careful
to make a line, a distinct line, bei
1 ?. .t_ _ _ _ V _ _ 3
iween mnoceni nu&my on cue one nana
ind vioieas proclivity on the other. Do
act thiok jour children are going to
ruin because they make a racket. All
healthy children make a racket. But
io not laugh at your child's sin deeause
it is smart. If yon do, yon will cry
sifter awhile because it is malicious.
Remember it is what you do more than
what yen say that is going to affeet
your children. Do yon suppose Noah
would have got his family to go into the
ark if he staid out? No. Bis sons
would have said: "lam not going into
the boat. There's somethiog wrong.
Father won't go in. If father itayi out,
I'lfc stay out." An officer may stand in
a cattle aod look off upon an army
fighting, but he cannot be much of an
officer, he cannot excite much enthusiasm
on the part of his troops standing
in a. castle or on a hilltop looking off
upon the fight. It is a Garibaldi or a
Napoleon 1 who leaps into tbe atirraps
and dashes ahead. And yon stand outside
the Christian life and tell jour
children to go in. They will not go.
Bat you dash on ahead, you enter the
kingdom of God, aad they themselves
will become socd soldiers of Jesus
Christ. Lead if you would have them
follow. Have a family altar. Do not
with long prayers wear out your children's
knees. Do not have the prayer
a repulsion. If you hare a piano or an.
organ or a melodeon is the house, have
it open labile you are havifcg prayers.
If you Say, "I caooot construct a
praj erj I am slow of .speech and never
could Construct a prayer," then take
Matthew Henry's prayers or take the
Episcopal church prayer book. There
is nothing better than that. Put it
down on the chair, gather your children
about you and com nead them to God.
You fay it wiil will not amount to anything.
It wiil, long after you are under
the soil. That son will remember
father and mother at morning and evening
prayers, atd it will be a mighty
help to him. And above all, in private
commend your children to God. Say:
"Here, Lord, I am?all my imperfections
of dij-ciplioe and government?'
here are those immortals?make them
thine forever. The angel that redeem
f IT :i LI ??
eiQ us irom an evn, uicss uuo nvs.
Are your children ?afe? I Know it
if a stupendous question to ask, but 1
must ask it. Are all your children
safe? A mother when the house was
on fire got the household goods, many
articles of beautiful furniture, but forgot
to ask until too late, "Are the
chiJdrcn safe?" When the elements
are melting with fervent heat and God
shall burn the world up and the cry of
' Fire, fire!" shall resound amid the
mountain* and the valleys, will your
children be safe?
I wonder if the sabjse* strikes a
chord io the heart of any man who had
Christian parentage, bus ha< not iired
as he ought? Grid brought jou here
this mornirg to have your memory
revived. Did you havo a Christian
ancestry? "Oh, yes," says one man.
i 4 If there ever was a jcood woman, my
mother was good." How she watched
! .?L? ? -:~i.i i\
JOU WUOU J uu nao sivai
wearied. If she got weary, she nevertheless
was wakeful, and the medicioe
was given at the right time, and when
the pillow was hot she turned it. And,
oh, thee when you began to go astray
| what a grief it was to her heart!
All the seene eomcs baek. Tou rani
ember the chairs, your remember the
table, you remember the doorsili where
you played, yon remember the tones of
hear voice. She seems calling you
now, not by the formal title with which
we address you saying, "Mr." this or
"Mr." that or "Honorable" this or
^Honorable" that.. It is just the first
name, yoar first name, she calls you by
this morning. She bids vou to a better
life. She says: "forget not all the
counsel I gave you,. my waodering boy.
Turn into paths of righteouanosa. I am
waitingfor you at the gate." Oh, yes.
God brought you here this morning to
"have that memory revived, and I shout;
unward the tidings. Angels of God,
send forward the newt! Ring! King!
The dead is alive again, and the lost is.
The Testimony of a Republican Who
Was in the Secret.
"John Powers told me they had two
Niggers here to kill Goebol. They
were Herr Smith and Dick Coombs."
This statement was made Saturday
by C. F. Wharton Golden, a frail, consumptive
looking Kentucky mountaineer,
while on the witness staad in the
preliminary examination of Secretary
of State Powers, at Frankfort, Ky.,
charged with conspiracy to kill Goebel.
Golden told a story of the events leading
up to murder, that if substantiated
will in the minds of those connected
with the prosecution at least, probably
go far toward proving the contentions
of the commonwealth that the murder
was the result of a plan in wjiich several
prominent men were involved. Whether
the defense will seek to impeach
n -i j i- ;_ |
VTOlUea B t?3umuujf 1U tU13 J/lCiiuiiuni j
examination is Dot. inown, as the attorneys
for the defense will not ta'k on
the subjeet, but unless such attempt is
made the commonwealth will rest its
case, both County Attorney Polfgrove
and Attorney Campbell being satisfied
that enough evidence has been presented
to hold the defendant on the
Golden, whe claims to ha7e been a
friend to Secretary Powers and his
brother, John Powers, for years, gave
testimony that wis particularly damaging
to John Powers, but he also
broucht in the names of many others,
including Charles Finley, W. H Culton
and 6k)V. Taj lor in his story ft the
bringing of the mountaineers to Frankfort
previous to the assassination. Gov.
Taylor, however, wai netdireetly implicated,
and the attorneys for the commonwealth
intimated today that they
do not expect to have his name brought
forth prominently in the story of the
alleged conspiracy. Golden was not
UU/99'CA?UiiUCU IVUe*J , auu aujvMi u
ment wa-t taken at an early hour on aoooaot
of hi* physical cooditioo, the
witness having a slight hemorrhage during
the morniog, beootniog so weak under
the strain of the examination in the
afternoon that he begged to be allowed
a respite. He was quite nervous at
Golden's testimony tended to show
that a plan was made to bring several
hundred "regular mountain feudists"
to Frankfort, who would if necessary,
is Golden expressed it, "go into iu?
legislative hail and Icill enough of the
Democrats to make it our way." The
testimony did not show that the alleged
plot to kill Gocbel was a pare of the
original nor did it contain the names of
those who conceived the idea. But
the commonwealth sought to show by
Golden's conversations with various
people that not only John and Caleb
Powers bat others as well had full
knowledge of the alleged plan of assassination.
Died of Smallpox.
Barraeemaster Morse of the Southern
railway, who was found in a boariiag
house out oq Laurel street early last
week with a genuine case of smallpox,
is dead. Ge passed away at the pest
house at 7 o'clock Thursday morniig,
and that night the remains, all sanitary
precautions being taken, were interred
not far from the Bpot where the man
died. Later on thoy may be removed,
after all danger is gone. The man evidently
contracted somewhere on hit
travels a more maligEant form of the
disease than has been prevalent in this
State. He had beoa vaccinated, but
the vaocination did not r'take," and
he did not try second time. When
the case was first dihcovered the house
was quarantined and all who had been
about the place were vaccinated. S'x
days before bis deatb tbe patient wsg
removed to the pest house, out of ?h?
city, and the boarding hones was thoroughly
disinfected. So corapl?to wa?
the work of the board of health that no
other ca?e developed. At the pest
house the patient was placed in charge
of an immuoe nurse and attendant, and
every attention was given the unfor
tunate man, but without avail.
The case seemed to be of the
variety described as prevalent in New
Orleans, and was probably contracted
from contact on the train w'th some one
from that section.?Columbia State.
A kingdom for a cure . J"' *
You need not pay so much.
A twenty-five cetfTbottle of L:X?& K.
Will drive all ills away.
Sec ad. and try ii?never fail*. | j
II I ~ I fl I Stt
The Array of Evidence Against
the Montana Senate.
it Came High, But Clark Had to
Have If, and Ht Bought
It for Cash.
Counsel for the memorialists in the
case of Senator Clark of Montana have
submitted their brief to the senate
committee on privileges and elections.
They present the following as established
facts in the rase from the evidence
First. That at least Id members of
the legislature were paid by Mr. Clark
aDd his agents for their votes.
Second. That at least nine others
were offered money for their votes and
that the to a! amount of effera proved
aggregate $175 <>00
Third. That $1,000 vu ofered Toy
Dr. Tracy, a friend and agent of Mr
Clark, to bribe the attorney general bo
dismiss the proceedings im the Wellcome.
Fourth. That the same agent of Mr
Clark offered Justice Hunt of the supreme
court $100,000 to disi&i&f the
Wellcome case.
Fifth. That Mr. Clark and his
friends engaged in wholesale bribery of
members of the legislature to secure
the election of Mr Clark.
Of the 95 members of the legislature
(including Mr. Whiteside) 26 were
bworb before this committee.' Of these
the memorialists say, nine have taken
oaths that they were offered money to
ote for Senator Clark. Two, they
claim, hire admitted the reeeipt of
money, $5 000 each, after voting for
Mr. Clark, but* tried to ezeuse it
Either by direct testimony or otherwise
they claim that the acceptance of
bribes is fixed upon 15 others.
The testimony of both Mr. Clark and
Mr. E C. Day established conclusively
the payment by Mr. Clark to Mr. Day
a few days after the election of $5,000.
which sum Mr. ,Day says he aoeepted in
compensation for his services as a
friend of Mr. Clark ^hile he was in the
city of Helena as a member of the legislature
and leader of the Clark forees
upon tbe floor or tne nouse. air.
Clark testifies as to this transaction as
follows: "It was in eonsidoration of
my friendship for Mr. Day and for the
work performed by him in trying to organise
the legislature to be eleeted
speaker, and is order to control our
forces, in which however, we failed. 1
reoogoized that he was worthy of this
"Mr. Day admits that bo part of this
$5,000 went to the other members of
the law firm of which he is a partner.
The contention on the part of Mr. Day
and Mr. Clark that this was a gift will
deceive no one. It was received in direct
violation of his oath of office."
On the general question of fact the
following deductions are made:
First. That general corruption was
practised by Mr. Clark's agents.
Second. That such corrupt practices
were known to and authorised by him.
Third. That he personally made efforts
to secure votes by biibery.^
Fourth. That through corruption by
means of bribery of members of the
legislature his election was s< euro J.
Fifth. That while the laws of his
State prohibit the use of more than
? AAA \ 1'J .1 a.
$i,uuu Dy a canataate xor me senile to
secure his election, Mi. Clark employed
for this purpose, by his owe confession,
at least $139,000; and that the committee
appointed by him to expend this
money violated the laws of the State
by failing to make a report thereof as
required by the statutes.
The following five preposition of
law are submitted as properly eentrolling
in this cause:
First. That proof of these general and
extensive corrupt practices is lufioient
to require a judgment of the senate
that the eleetion was void.
Second. That Mr. Clark if just as
much affected by praetises of kis ageats
as if he had himself dose the same
Third. That he was bound te know
what means of accomplishing his eleo
lion were being resorted to.
Fourth. That if the committee is
satisfied that?Votirs wire eorruptly influenced
and procured Co rote for Mr.
Uiark, without whose votes he could
qoc have received a majority, then 'the
election was void without regard to the
question of whether such votes were
obtained bj himself, kit agents tr by
Filth. If Mr. Clark employed the
means and used the money which the
Montana statute! prohibit the election
is absolutely void, as much as if direct
bribery had been practiced.
In summarising, the memorialists
"That after the general election his
agents traveled about the State to se
cur* votes for birn; that during the 28
days of the (session of the legislature
before his paction he maintained in
Helena from 200 to 400 men called in
frnrn all narts (if the Stat* to infln?n?ta
members and that he paid at least their
expends, these amountiag to sot less
than $43,000, at admitted; and that it
was common knowledge in Helena that
votes were boaghtinhis interest."
'it is proved beyond question that
he paid:
To the committee of three $136,000
To sundry persons 2 8H0
To Representative Day BjOOO
To Representative Fine 6,000
To William McDermott 5,000
To John B. Wellcome ' 6,000
To Senator D. G-. Warner.... 7 500
To Rept've McLaughlin 16,000
To Senator Whiteside 6,000
To Senator Meyers 10.000
To Senator Clark of Madison. 10.000
Total $207,390
"Direot and circumstantial testimony
establishes the further payment of
$105,500 as follows:
To Representatite H. H. Carr.$ 5,000
To Rt-presentatlve Tierney 15,000
To Representative Bywater 15.000
To Representative Jaeqmeth... 10,000
To Representative Wo$ds 8 000
To Kepro*entativ? Sotlin 9.500
To Kcpreatataave Parker 2 000
To Representative JJeasley 6,000
To liepreaentative ifiversolo 6.UUU
To Senator Hobson. 25,OOo
To Senator Geiger B,00O
The brief of the defame is a diaeussion
of the facts and law in the ease
from Senator Clark's standpoint 1c
asserts that those who originated this
prosecution were controlled only by
sentiments of the bitterest personal and
political hostility.
It is then declared that the sentiment
in Montana is so universal for
Mr. -Ciark that the leading spirit of the
protes?.ants whose wealth has supported
and whose prejudice has animated
this prosecution, has found it neoessary
to invest large sums of money in the
purchase of the press of the
Stats and in oilier casea by the establishment
of newspapers with the
hope of checking and dividing the sentiment
of the people of Montana. It
says the ostensible objects of the contest
are used to eover the cloven foot
of personal malice. The brief names
Marcus Daly as the chief instigator of
the contest.
"Every member of this prosecuting
committee/7 it says, "was either one of the
conspirators in the attempt to defeat
Mr. Clark's election or an employe
of Mr. Daly or an adherent of his faction
in the State."
The defense says out of the 37 names
of members who were bribed there is
an absolute failure to introduce any
proof of any character, by Whiteside,
or sny one else that they knew of one
act by which any 20 of these men was
bribed or hate beard of any friend* or
Senator Clark in am; conversation
olaimed that they were bribed."
The contention is then made that the
prosecution of the ease is the result; of
a conspiracy, former State Senator
Whiteside being represented as the
chief -eonspirator. Mr. Whiteside's
Statements, it is deolar. d cannot be
?ccepted as true "became of their improbability
and inconsistency when
taken iu eonneetion with uncontradicted
facta." After especially denying
charges in a number of transacting,
she defease ears the checks to Day,
Wellcome aad McDermoit were in re
cognition of their friendly support and
that this should net ereate erea a bad
impression on iuo somnmiee.
It is claimed the evidence shows that
Senator Clark personally did not know
ot the corrupt use of any money to ia
fuenee legislators.
A series of legal propositions are
then laid down, mainly as to the insaffieieaey
of the testimony.
d&iaeiville, <Ja.. Deo. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Inrigorator has
been msed in my family and I am perfectly
satisfied that it is all, aid will
do all, yea claim for it.. Tours truly,
A. B. C. Dersey.
P. 8.?I am using it bow myself.
It's doing me good.?Sold by Hie Marray
Drag Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
druggists. tf
A Paying Business.
It is astonishing the number
of people there are in the world
who apparently bite at every
fraud ,tnat come along. A recent
Boston dispatch says that
Francis Truth, head of the Divine
Healing Association bearing
his name, and whose advertisements
have been spread over
the whole country, was arrested
in that city charged with using
the mails for fraudulent purposes.
The dispatch goes on to
say that after Truth had been
taken away a thorough search
of his premises was instituted.
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xne place waseiaooraieiy niiea
up. On the first floor in one room
there were at work about a dozen
girls, typewriters and copyists,
whose wages are said to have
ranged from $3,00 to $8,00 per
week. In the next room therewas
a "printing press, which
turned out, circulars and the
magazine known as "The Divine
Healer." Across the hall,
which was richly furnished, are
the parlors used by Truth and
his wife. They are all elaborately
furnished. On this floor there
is the crutch room, where are
displayed the crutches which the
"Divine Healer" claimed were
cast aside by those who had been
cured by his treatment. There
was nearly a wagon load of let- *
ters, which had evidently been
accumulating for some time.
These were either orders for a
course of treatment, absent or
otherwise, as the case might
be,, or else inquiries as to the
wonderful promises that had
been so liberally advertised. In
all there were twenty-three girls
employed to look after the extensive
correspondence. The
warrant for Truth's arrest was
issued at the solicitation of the
district attorney's office. It
charges that by means of his
representations he secured many
paying members of the association,
to whom he gave what he
called his "absent treatment."
The blanks for these "absent
treatments" called for a first
payment of $5,00 for one month's
treatment. Truth has been conducting
the establishment for
about six months and has had
all the business he could attend
to. The dispatch says the business
brought in thirty thousand
dollars a week regularly. Truth
certainly had a paying business,
but the whole story goes to prove
the correctness of what we said
in the beginning that there are
numbers of persons all over the
country who are just itching to
be swindled and who bite at all
frauds, big or little.
The New York World aays the JKe
publican leaders had only $18,000,000
to elect McKioley in 1896, bat have
started this year to rai^e a campaign
fund of $30,000,000. Y?t the World
did what it eould for McKioley in 1896
Farm Seeds.
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Ail Honest Admission.
The Charleston Post says "a
New Yorker who has just return
pH from ft. visit to Mexico
says that many Americans are
making fortunes out of the
mines throughout the republic.
Already there are 5,000 silver
mines and over 1,000 gold mines
being operated, and last
year the value of these metals
exported was nearly 40,000,000. j
In no other country in the
world are cotton mills paying
such dividends on the capital invested
as those in Mexico, and
new manufacturing plants of
every description are going up
all over the republic. It has a '
good future, and in developing
itself it is benefiting the business
men of the United States. The ,
importation of machinery from
this country in the last year
amounted to over $6,000,000" j
This is a most remarkable statement
to be published by a goldbug
paper about a silver "debased"
country as the Post, no
doubt, has declared Mexico to be
more than once in discussing the
fine silver issue. As the Post
publishes the paragraph without
comment we presume it accepts
the statements it contains
as true. "If in no other country
in the world are cotton mills
paying such dividends on the
capital invested as those in J
Mexico, and new maufacturing
plants of every description are '
going up all over the republic," j
what becomes of the Post's j
argument against free silver?
Mexico is a free silver country j
and if she prospers so under it, (
why should free silver ruin the 1
United States, as the Post has j
proclaimed time an again it ^
would? Is a small republic like s
Mexico more capable of manag- J
ing its own finances than a great ^
republic like the United States? ^
Why do the cotton mills of free j
silver Mexico Day larsrer divi- /
dends than the cotton mills
of the gold standard United
States? Will the learned editor
of the Post, who refrained from
demolishing Bryan's arguments
only because they contained
nothing to. demolish, enlighten
a poor benighted silverite on the
above questions? The fact that
Mexico is so prosperous with a
"debased" money standard is
one of the causes of our being
one of the "deluded" believers
in the free and unlimited coinage
of silver- in the United
States. Will the Post give us
Thi Jem Ckow Cae Act.?In a very
shorv time the new Jim Crow ear aet
becomes effective and the railroads are
preparing to make the necessary
changes The Columbia State says
several railroad officials were before the
State commission Friday seeking an
exact construction by that body of the
terms of the act. The change from the
present law means the carrying of more
coaches on the trains and some of the
roads will find it difficult to comply at
the proper time.
Cah You Solvi This.?Here is a
problem a number of Charlestomans
have been trying to solve, says the
L> .... 4 1 U .1 OAA
jlusl. a auu u wgcunci puiuuasc ?w <
aor?s of land, each paying $200. Some <
of the land worth $2.2 j per aore, the j
rest $1.75 per acre. A agrees*-to- take
all the poor land is allowed enough' of '*
the rich land to make his share worth *
the $200. To thii ? agrees. ., What i
does eaeh get? ]
Accused of Wire-seating.
An edict has been issued by the Bight '
Rev. Bishop Huntingdon suspending J
the Rot. R. Eugene Griggs, an Epts- i
copal minister of Binghamton, N. 7., ,
pending the investigation by an eoclesl*
Actic&l court into charge* of wife-beat* (
ing and desertion made by Mrs. Griggs. I
Mr. Griggs has already been lined $21 j
In the police eourt for wife-beating, (
and was compelled to give security to .
support his wife for a year. Other
charges effecting his moral standing J
will come up before the ecclesiastical
While Chaplain J. W. Comfort of the
manna, neiorui&ivr; ?.L
In<3., was appealing for sympathy and
better reform measures for criminal!
at the First Methodist Church, some j
thief stole his overcoat, hat and gloves.
Robert M. Rouse, a man without legs t
was found guilty of murder in the 1
criminal court at Birmingham, Ala., a
and sentenced to 25 years in the penitentiary.
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The'Atlanta Journal says the
jontention that the several states
lannot devise anyway of dealing
;ff ectively with the trusts is' completely
smashed by the recent
iecision of the Uuited States suDreme
court which sustains the
Texas an ti-trust law, one of the
nost extrene statutes of the
rind that has been enacted. The
)oint decided is that a state has
;he right to prescribe conditions
>n which a foreign corporation
nay do business within its limts,
and that it may withdraw
;he permit to do business when
>uch corporation violates the
conditions on which the permit
vas granted. The offender in
;his case was a concern which
lad by grant from the Standard
3il company a monoply of the
>il business in Texas. Justice
HcKenna, who delivered the
>pinion of the court, said:
"The transactions of local comnerce
which were held by the
state courts to be violations of
statutes consisted in contracts
with certain merchants by which
;he plaintiff in error required
;hem to buy of it, exclusively
:rom it and from no other source
>r to buy exclusively from
plaintiff in error and not to sell
a any person handling competng
oils, or to buy exclusively
Tom plaintiff in error and to
sell at a price fixed by it."
These acts were clearly in vioation
of the statutes, and the
question, therefore wa# whether
;he statutes were constitutional,
rhft nniirfc that thev
f^ere. It said:
"The statute of 1889 was a
jondition on the plaintiff in error
within the power of the state
o impose, and., whatever its
imitations were upon the power.
)f contracting, whatever itsdis;ri
ruinations were, they became
jonditions of the permit, land
were accepted with it."
The court went still further
rnd decided that the permit to
lo business was not protected by
;he 14th amendment, inasmuch
is it was issued by the state
subject to the right to withdraw
.t if the company violated the
aws, and was accepted by the
company with that understanding.
This is as clear as can be.
[f Texas can regulate and restrict
the operation of trusts
within its limits any other state
jandoso. Why do they not all do
so? Such enactments in all the
states would go very far toward
curtailing the power of the
trusts and protecting the public
from their greed and extortion.
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