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Christ is the Theme of Nature's
Joyful Song.
Have a Stronar Influence in After
Life, Says Dr. Talmage? Infinite
Music in the Name
of Jesus.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage shows
how Chris* brings harmony and melody
into every life that be enters; test,
Psalm cxviii, 14, ''The Lord is my
strength and song."
The most fascinating theme for a
heart properly attuned is the Saviour.
There is something in the morning light
to suggest him and something in the
evening shadow to speak his praise.
The flower breathes him, the stars shine
him, the cascade proclaims him, all the
Toiees of nature chant him. Whatever
ii grand, bright and beautiful if you
listen to it will speak his praise. So
when in the summer time I pluck a
flower I think of him who is "the Rose
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When I see in the fields a lamb, I say,
''Behold the Lamb of God that taketh
away the sin of the world." When in
Very hot weather I earn? under a projecting
cliff, I say:
Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myaelf in thee!
Orer the old fashioned pulpits there
was a sounding board. The voice of
the misiste; rose to the sounding board
and then was struck back again upon
the ears of the people. And so the 13,000
voices of earth rising up fiad the
heavens a sounding board which strikes
back to the ear of all nations the
praises of Christ. The heavens tell
his glory, and the earth shows his
handiwork. The Bible thrills with one
great story of redemption. U*on a
blasted aod faded paradise it poured
a light of glorious restoration. It looked
upon Abraham from the ram caught
in the thicket, it spoke in the bleating
of the herds dnvtn down to Je"*
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pathos into the speech, of uncouth
fishermen. It lifted P&oi into tbe third
heaven, and it broke upon the ear of
St. John with the brazen trumpets and
I' the doxoiogy of the elders and the
rushing wings of the seraphim.
The old Greek orators, when they
saw* their audiences inattentive and
slumbering, had one word with which
they would rouse them up to the greatest
enthusiasm. In the midst of their
orations they would stop and cry out
"Marathon!' and the people's enthusiasm
would be unbounded. My hearers,
though you may have been borne down
with ?in and thoagh trouble and trials
and temptation may have come upon
upon you, and 50a feel today hardly
like looking up, methinks there is one
grand, royal, imperial word that ought
to rouse jour soul to infinite rejoicing,
and that word is "Jesus!"
Taking the suggestion of the text, I
shall speak to you of Christ our Song.
1 remark, in the first place, that
Christ ought to be the cradle song.
What our mothers sang to us when
tbey put us to sleop is singing yet We
may have forgotten the werds; but they
went into the liber of our soul and will
forever be a part of it. it is not so
much what you formally teach your
children as what you sing to them. A
hymn has wings and can fly every- j
whither. Oce hundred and fity years
after you are dead and 4'Old Mortality"
has worn out his chispl recutting yoar
same on the tombstone your greatgrandchildren
will be singing the song
which last night you sang to your little
ones gathered about your knee. There
is a plaoe in Sffitzland where, if you
distinctly utter your voice, there come
back 10 or 15 distinct echoes, and every
Christian song sung by a mother in the
ear of her ohild shall have 10,000
ehoes coming back from all the gates
of heaven. Oh, if mothers only knew
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of tener the lit tie ones would be gathered
and all our homes would ohime with
the songs ot Jesus!
We want some counteracting influence
upon jour children. Tiie very moment
your child steps into the street he steps
into the path of temptation. There are
foul mouthed children who would like
to besoil your little ones. It will not
do to keep your boy* and girls in the
house and make them house plants.
They must have fresh air and recreation.
God save your children from the
scathing^ blasting, damning influence,
of the street! I know of no counteracting
influence but the power of Christian
culture and example. Hold be
fore your little ones the pure life of
Jesus. Let that Dame be the word
that shall exercise evil from their
hearts. Give to your instructions all
the fasoination of music morniog, noon
and night. Let it be Jesus, the cradle
song. This is important if your children
grow up, but perhaps they may
not. Their pathway may be short.
Jesus may be wantiDgthat child. Then
there will be a soundless step in the
dwelling, and the youthful pulse will
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be lifted for help. You cannot help.
And a great agony will pinch at your
heart, and the cradle will be empty, and
the nutery will be empty, and the
world will be empty, aadyour soul will
be empty. No little feet standing on
the suirs. Wo toys scattered on tbe
carpet. No quick following from room
to room. No strange and wondering
questions. No upturned face with
laughing blue eyes come for a kiss, bat
oaly a grave and a wreath of white
blossom* "vn the top of it and bitter
deb x.ivi and a sighing at nightfall
with one to put to bed. The
heavenly Shepherd will take that lamb
*afely any bow, whether you have been
faiiful or unfaithful, but wouid it not
have been pleasanter if you could have
heard from those lips the praises of
Christ? I never read anything more
beautiful than this about a child's
* departure. The account said, "She
folded her hands, kissed her mother
good ay, sang her hymn, turned her
face to the wall, said her little prayer
and then died."
I speak to you again of Jesus as the
sight song. Job speaks of him who
givtth songs in the night. John
Welch, the old Scotch minister, used
to put a plaid across his bed on cold
sight, and some one asked him why he
put that there. He said, 4'0h, sometimes
in the night I want to sing the
praise of Jesus and to get down and
to get down and party. Then I jast
take that plaid and wrap it around me
to keep mj self from the cold." Songs
in tbe night! JSight of trouble has
oome down upon many of ?ou? Commercial
losses put out one star slanderous
abuse puts out another star, domestic
bereavement has put out l,OoO
lights, and gloom has been added to
gloom and chill to chill and sting to i
! !.?-.1.MI N;i r"-|irlin n n.V.i
sting, asd one midnight has s*emed to'
borrow the fold from another midnight
to wrap itself in more unbearable darkness,
bat Christ has spoken peace toyour
heart, and you sing:
Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
"While the billows Dear me roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, 0 my Saviouii Hide
Till the f^rm of life i9 past*
Safe into the haven guide;
Oh, receive my soul at last.
Songs in the night! SoDgs in the
night! For the sick, who have no one
to turn the hot pillow, no one to put
the taper on the stand, no one to put ice
on the temples or pour out the soothing
anodyne or utter one cheerful word.
Yet songs ia the nightl For the poor,
who freeze in the winter's cold and
swelter in the summer's heat and
munch the hard crusts that bleed the
sore gums and shiver under blankets
in at 030 out ?Ujr luuj^ci UB yuvv uvu
and tremble because rent day is come
and that they may be set oat on the
sidewalk and looking into the starved
face of the child and seeing famine
there and death there, ooming home
from the bakery and baying in the presence
of the little famished ones, "Oh.
my God, flour has gone up!" Yet
songs in tbe Bight! Sengs in the night!
For the widow who goes to get the
back pay of her husband, slain by the
ttha?*g&hooters," and knows it is the
last help she will have, moving out of
a comfortable home in desolation,
death turning back from the exhausting
cough and the pale cheek aod the
lusterless eye and refusing all relief.
Yet songs in the night! Sons in the
night! For the soldier in the field hospital,
no surgeon to bind up the gunshot
fracture, no water for the hot lips,
no kiod hand to brush away the flies
from the freeh wound, no one to take
the loving farewell, the groaning of
others poured into his own groan, the
bla>hphemy of others plowing up his
own spirit, tbe condensed bitterness of
d>ir>g away from home among strangers
Vet 8"cg* in the night! Songs in the
niffhtl "Ah," said one dying soldier,
"'tell my mother that last night there
was not one cloud between my soul
and Jesus." Songs in the night!
Songs in the night!
This Sabbath day came. From the
[ altars of 10 000 churches has smoked
up the savor of sacrifice. Ministers of
the gospel preached ia plain English,
m broad Scotch, in flowing Italian, in
harsh Choctaw. God s people asseaI
bled in Hindoo temple and Mcravita
church and Qiaker meeting house and
! sailors' bethel and king's chapel and
high towered cathedral. They s$ng,
and the song floated off amid the spioe
groves or struck the icebergs or floated
off into the western pines or was drowned
in the olamor of the great cities.
Lumbermen sang it and the factory
girls and the children in the Sabbath
class and the trained choirs in great
assemblages. Trappers, with the same
voice with which they shouted yesterday
in the stag hunt, and Mariners with
throats that only a few days ago sounded
in the hoarse blast of the sea hurricane,
they sang it. One theme for the
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Jesus for the invocation. Jesus for
tb.3 Scripture lesson. Jesus for the
baptismal font. Jesus for the sacramental
cap. Jesus for the benediction.
Bat the day has gone. It rolled away
on swift wheels of light and love.
Again the churches are lighted. Tides
of people again settiBg down the-streets
Whole families coming up the church
aisle. We must have one more service.
What shall we preach? What shall we
read? Let it be Jesus, everybody says;
let it be Jesus. We must have oae
more song. What shall it be, children?
Aged men and women, what shall it be?
Young men and maidens, what shall it
be? if you dared to break the silence
of this auditory, there would come up
thousands of quick and jubilant voices,
crying out, "Let it be Jesus! Jesus!
| We sing his birth?the barn that
I sheltered him, the mother that nursed
him, the cattle that fed beside him, the
aogels that woke up the shepherds,
shaking light over the midnight hills.
We >iDg his ministry?the tears he
wiped away from the eyes of the orphans,
the lame men that forgot their
crutches, the damsel who from the bier
bounded out into the sunlight, her
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cheek, the hungry thousands who
broke the bread as it blossomed into
larger loaves?that miracle by which a
boy with five loaves and two fishes became
the sutler of a whole army. We
sing his sorrows?his Btone bruised
feet, his aching Lart, his mountain
loneliness, his desert hunger, his storm
pelted body, the eternity of anguish
that shot through his last moments,
and the immeasurable oc?an of torment
that heaved up against his cross
in one foaming, wrathful, omnipotent
surge, the sun dashod out, and the
dead, shroud wrapped, bieaking open
their sepulchers and rushiDg out to see
what was the matter. We siog his
resurrection?the guard that could not 1
help him, the sorrow of his disciples,
the clouds piling up oa either Bide in
pillared splendors as he went through,
treading the pathless air, higher and
higher, until ha came to the foot of |
the throne, and all heaven kept jubilee (
at the return of the conqueror. Oh, is
there any soag more appropriate for a '
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Let the passers by ia the street hesr it, *
let the angels of God carry it amidst ;
the thrones. Sound it out through ibe
darkness. Jesus the night song, appro- j
priate for any hour, but especially sweet
aod beautiful and blessed on a Sabbath J
I say once more Christ is the everlasting
song, The ?ery best singers
sometimes get tired, the strongest
throats sometimes get weary, and many (
who sang very sweetly do not sing now,
but I hope by the grace of God we will (J
after awhile go up and siBg the praises
of Christ where we will never be weary. J
Yon know there are some songs that (
aie especially approriate for the home j
circle. They stir the soul, they start (
the tears, they turn the heart in on itself
and keep sounding after the tune ,
has stopped, Hke some cathedral bell J
which, long after the up of th<? brazen ;
tongue has ceased, keeps throbbiDg on (
the air. Well, it will be a home Stag
in heaven, all the sweeter because
those who sang with us in the domestic
circle on earth shall join that great
harmony. j
Jerusalem, my happy homa, i
Name ever dear to me; <
When shall my labors have an end
In joy and peaoe in thee?
On earth we sang harvest songs as i
the wheat oame into the barn aod the (
barracks were filled. You know there
is no such time on a farm as when they
get the crops in, aod so in heaven it ?
?ill 1 1 ? ?
win ue a mvcsu ouug uu mo ytyil ui c
those who on earth sowed in tears and c
reaped in joy. Lift np your heads, ye i
everlasting gates, aod let fhe sheaves (
come in! Angels shout all through i
the heavens, and multitudes come down I
the hills crying: "Harvest home! I
Sarvest tomet" ?!
There i? nothing tnore bewitching to
on's ear than the stfng of sailors far otit
at sea, whether in day or night, as they
pnll away at the ropes?not much sense
often in the words they utter, but the
music is thrilling. So the song in heaven
will be a sailors song. They were
voyagers once and thought they could
never get to shore, and before they
could get things snug and trim the
cyclone struck them. But now they
are safe. Once they went with damaged
rigging, guos of distress booming
through the storm, but the pilot came
aboard, and he brought them into the
habor. Now they sing of the breakers
past, the lighthouses that showed them
where to sail, the pilot that took them
through the straits, the eternal shore on
which they landed.
Aye, it will be the children'! song.
You know very well that the vast majority
of our race die in infancy, and it
is estimated that sixteen thousand millions
of the little ones are standing be
fore God. When they shall rise up
about the throne to sing, the millions
and the millions of the little ones?ah,
that will be music for you I These
played in the streets of Babylon and
Thebes; these plucked lilies from the
foot of Olivet while Christ was preaching
about them; these waded in Siloam;
these were victims of Herod's massacre;
these were thrown to crooodile3 or into
the fire; these came up from Christian
homes, aod these were fouodliogs on
the city commons?children *ver> where
in all that land, children in the towers,
children on the seas of glass, ohildren
on the b*iiletneots. Ah, if you do not
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are in vast majority. And what a fong
when they lift it around about the
The Christian singers and composers
of all ages will be there to join in that
song. Thomas Hastings will be there.
Lowell Mason will be there. Beethoven
and Moiart will be there. They who
sounded the cymbals aod the trumpets
in the ancient templei will be there.
The 40 000 harpers that stood at the
ancient dedication will be there. The
200 singers that assisted on that day
will be there. Patriarchs who lived
amid thrashing floors, shepherds who
watchtd amid Chaldean hills, prophets
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WOO Waisea, WHU ioug uearus ?uu
coarse apparel, pronouncing woeagainsi
ancient abominations, will meet the
more reoeot martyrs who went up with
leaping cohorts of fire; and some will
speak of ihe Jesus of whom they pro
phesied, and others of the Jesus for
whom they died. On, what a soogl It
came to John upon Pafccnos, it came to
Calvin in the prison, it dropped to Kid
ley in the fire, and sometimes that son*
has come to your ear, perhaps, for I
really do thiofc it sometimes breaks oyer
the battlements ef heaven.
A Christian woman, the wife of a
minister of the gospel, was djingin the
parsonage near the old church, where
on Saturday night the choir used to
assemble and rehearse for the following
Sabbath, and she said: "How strangely
sweet the choir rehe-v.-ses tonight.
Theg have been rehearsing there tor an
hoar." "No," said some one about
her, "the choir is not rehearsing tonight."
*'Yes," she said, "I know
they are. I hear them sieging. How
very sweetly they sing!" Now, it was
not a choir of earth that she heard, bat
the choir of heaven. I think that Jesus
sometimes sets ajar the door of heaven,
and a passage of that rapture greets our
ears. The ministrels of heaven strike
such a tremendous straiD the walls of
jasper cannot hold it.
1 wonder?and this is a question I
have been asking myself all the service
?will you sing that song? Will I
sing it? Not unless our sins are pardoned
and we learn bow to sing the
praise of Christ will we ever sing it
there. The first great concert that I
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ever aiwuueu wis iu new jlui& nu?u
Julien iu the Crystal palace stood before
hundreds of singers and hundreds
of players upon instruments. Some of |
you may remember that occasion. It
was first one of the kind at which I was
present, and I shall never forget it. I
saw that one man standing and with the
hand and foot wield that great harmony,
beating the time. It was to me overwhelming.
Bat, oh, the grander scene
when thev shall come from the east and
from the west and from the north and
from the south, "a great multitude that
no man ean number," into the temple
of the skies, host beyond host, rank
beyond rank, gallery above gallery, and
Jesus will stand before that great host
to oonduct the harmony with his
wounded hands and wounded feet! Like
the voice of many waters, like the voice
nf miffhtr thnndprimrfl. thev shall CTV. I
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Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive blessing and riches and
honor and glory and power, world without
end. Amen and amem!" Oh, if
my ear shall hear no other ffceec sounds
may I hear thai! If I join no other
glad assemblage, may I join in that.
I was readiog of the battle of Agincourt,
in which Henry V figured, and
it is said after the battle was won, gloriously
won, th'e Vng wanted to acknowledge
the divine intcrpo*iiion, and he
ordered the chaplain to read the Pia'im
of David, and when he came to the
words "Not unto us 0 Lord, but to
thy name be the praise," the king aia
mounted, and all the cavalry dismounted,
and all the ?rreat host, officers and
men, threw themselves on their faces
Dh, at the story of the Saviour's love
hnd the Siviour's deliveranoe shall we
ot prostrate ourselves before hiua toiay,
hosts of earth and hosts of heaven,
Faliiog upon oar faces and crying, "\iNot
unto us, not uoto as, bat aato tky
Dame be the glory!" "Until the daybreak
and the shadows flee away tare
Dar beloved and be thou like a roe or a
Foung hart apon the mountains of
Tried to Kill Themselves.
Dr. Vincecza Yaccari and his wife.
)f San Francisco, attempted suicide at
New Orleans Thursday. The woman's
;orset saved her life, the knife barely
penetrating and the man cut his throat
with a scalpel. They are beiog ftuard?d
and will be taken to an insane asyiuoi.
Dr. Vicarri broke down from
overwork and he and his wife left for
i long trip to Italy and Paris, taking
ilong fifteen thousand dollars in money
ind jewels. The doctor's mind became
mbalanced on the trip and the wite's
kAmofanf viffil 1"> CkV rOOflAT)
Both will likely recover.
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator has
jeen used in my family and I am perfectly
satisfied that it is all, and will
lo all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. 0. Dorsey.
P. S.?I am using it now myself,
[t's doing me good.?Sold by The Murray
Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
Iruggists. tf 1
Col. Wm. F. Wickman, who in some
yay unknown shot himself several days '
igo, died at his home in Powhattan ]
sounty, Va , Thursday nisrht. He was 1
i son of the late Gea. Wickman, the I
Confederate cavalry general, aud for <
nany years president of the Chesa
>eake and Ohio railroad, and had been J
prominent in Republican policies in I
firgiaia. V;1
gas saESfegg
Facts That Will Be of Interest at
This Time.
A Story of Mormonism Published
by Rev. Sheldon While Editing
a Newspaper as He Supposed
Jesus Would.
While managing the Teresa Capital
as he considered Jesus would run a
newspaper the Rev. Sheldon piinted a
great deal of stuff about the Mormons
and he had a man at Salt Lake City
write a story about the Mormon3 at
home. In this article it was said that
few converts to the faith were being
made and many were being lost. The
religion, it was said, was losing ground.
In the Topeka Capital the writer says:
Mormonism is the conundrum of the
century. Sach a medley of superstition
and shrewdness, of absurdity and
sagacity, of religious fanaticism and
worldly wisdom, the world ha3 never
Recent events have so brought this
strange faith and peculiar people ioto <
the focus of public attention that cor- i
rect information concerning the
"Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints'' cannot be inopportune.
Inquiries concerning Mormonism <
cluster around three points?creed, re- s
ligious life and ethical resu'ts. , >
1. The creed. Mormonism profes <
nes to be a restored form of the gospel <
It claims that universal Christendom <
had departed from apostolic doctrine <
and i-ractioe, and hence God called Jo !
t>ephSmith to be the Prophet andGieat I
High Priest of a new dispensation i
Through him has been re-established <
the Melchisedek and Aaroritc priest
hoods. As no sacrifices are offered, not
even the sacrifice of the Mass as in the
Catholic Church, the functions of the '
priesthood are to exercise authority ana
to be the channel through which alone
saving grace can flow to the people.
There can be no salvation without immersion,
administered by one of the
i >:ly order, and complete obedience !
i j iis commands in all things ]
The doctrine of ''Immediate Revela- ,
f '?ou" is the corner stone of the system. (
The Bible is but one of several of manv
revelations. Itrevealed the Divine will of 1
(rod's ancient people in the Eastern hem ;
isphere, while the Book of Mormon wan i
a revelation to the early inhabitants of ,
the Western Continent. Bat more im i
portant than either is the Boole of Doc |
trines and Covenants, containing reve- <
lations to Joseph Smith and other modem
seers. 1
Hjach succeeding head of the Church <
receives revelations from time to time, i
and the later revelation supersedes i
those previously given if in any partic- i
uiar they disagree. Hence, polygamy, (
f.llO R.\n!r. nf Mrtr. *
moil, was commanded to Joseph Smith, |
then "suspended" through President
Woodruff, and may be at any time reestablished
by a later communication
to some inspired head of the church.
Baptism for the dead is a prominent
doctrine of the sect. As there can be
no salvation but by immersion, administered
by a priest, the generations who
have died without this rite are held in
a ghostly prison until some friendly
soul an earth shall undergo vicarious
baptism in their name. President
Woodruff, shortly before his death,
stated in the Salt Lake Tabernacle that
forty years ago he had been baptised in
one of the Utah temples in the names
of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
and many other of the fathers of ]
the country, and that thereupon these ]
wnrr.hifl* had heen freed from their im
prisooment and introduced into the j
heavenly state. j
This superstition gives the priesthood ;
a fearful power oxer th? people, for |
they are made to believe that not only t
their own salvation, but that of their <
departed kindred, depends upon their ,
obedienec to the Church.' 2
They believe in many Gods; that t
God the Father was oace a man and j
a till has a body of fiesh and bones. They j
teach thu we have a Heavenly Mother (
as well as a Heavenly Father, for how j
otherwise could God be the "Father of
Spirits?" They believe that Adam was j
the "Ancient of Days;" that he is our t
Father and God; that Ere was a celestial
wife whom he brought with him j
from Heaven. They also believe that v
all faithful saints will ultimately be c
come god*.
Polygamy may be correctly described j
as an essential feature of Mormooism. t
The degree of glory to which a saint
may attain in Heaven will be deter- j
mined by the number of his children,
as these will form the family or tribe J
over which he will reign. Heoce it is
important that every facility be allowed
hiui to secure a numerous offspring. As fc
the marriage relation will ooutiDue in 0
Heaven with same privileges and re- fe
Milta as attach to it here the much-mar- i
ned saint will enjiy a perpetual advan- 0
ta^e over his poor monogamous brother t
To sustain the doctrine and practice a
of polygamy it is taught and generally p
believed that Jesus Christ was the poly
gamous husband of the Bethany sisters r
aad of M^ry Magdalene and probably 'n
of others. t
As salvation depends upon such y
things as baptism, the laying on of hands, 0
obedieDce to the priesthood, payment of t
tithes and ''doing of temple work," out- e
ward observances of all, there is no demand
for those inward changes on
which the Christian faith insists. As ,j
regards religious emotion the Mormon t]
Church is a veritable Desert of Sahara j(
for drvnessand barrenness.
The trap test of a religion is its ef- j
feet upin character and conduct. n
Judged by this standard Mormogism 0
must be pronounced a conspicuous fail- ?
ure. The moral tone of Mormonism is tj
far below that which prevails in average
Protestant communities. Prof^ni- a;
ty is a prevalent vice and indulgence in j,
the habit is no bar to official position in a
the Church. The editor of Living Issues,
a highly respected eitizen of Salt ?
Lake City, who has recently withdrawn
from the Mormon Ohurch, signalizes 4
his withdrawal by publishing an open
letter to President Angus M. Cannon,
in which he says: 4,You could lay ?
your fingers on high priests, seventias "
and elders who are to be found in gaming
hells; who let their premises for
houses of ill fame and for saloons.
Drinking, swearing and bad language
are so common that when a good brother
ht*?na nrt hjKa oKcfoina frnm oil tkaaa
bUiUD U Y ?"v iaVJMttUJ A1VU*
he is a curiosity and a marvel." "When 3j,
twenty-oae members of jour State ar- Ci
ranged to furnish a grand brothel on al
Commercial street we never heard your bi
protest. Sixteen years ago, when the &l
sditor of Living Issues came to Salt
Lake, he found the saloon, the gaming "
bell and the brothel in full swing. Atj
hat time no Non-Mormon had everj
reea in the city council; no Non-Mor- i
mon bad ever bees elected to &s Legislature."
The inherent weakness of Monnonism
is shown by its inability to secure converts
in Utah, wbere it is best known
and by tbe large number of defections
from its ranki. The editor of Living Issues,
in the letter above referred to,
asks President Caonon: 4,In the
twenty-three years of your presidency
how many of the residents of this fair
city have joined your Church? You
could almost count them on your
fingers. How many have left it? Why,
tens of thousands. Among those who
left you were some of the best men and
women who ever joined you. Did you
ever stop to think of that and of the
awful gaps made in the Church? Of
the three special witnesses to the Book
of Mormon all apostatized. Of the
first quorum of the first presidency two
apostatized. Of the fir*t twelve
apostles seven apostatized. Of the
first seven presidents of seventies four
apostatized. Of the high priests,
Bishops, seventies, elders and members
who have been excommunicated or have
withdrawn there must have been hun
dreds of thou?aBds."
Of forty evangelical churches reporting
as to losses and g-.ins to and from
Mormonism figures show that during
the history of these churches they have
lost but nine members perverted to the
dominant Church, while their gains
from that Church equal 44 per cent of
their present membership. The indisputable
fact that where Mormonism is
best known it has the least success is
eloquent in condemnation of the
The rejection of Congressman-elect
Roberts has been a serious blow to the
polygamic hierarchy controlling the
Uhurch, and if do* h constitutional
amendment disfranchising polygamists
-hail be adopted it will have a crushing
t-ffect upon the most oboosious feature
:>f this strange anomaly in nineteenth
sentury civilization, which insists upon
jailing itself a religion. To seoure the
An f\( oti nn n m m A ill A
Jonstitution of the United States we
invoke the aid of all friends of virtue
md true religion.
What a Man Who Ought to Know
Say a of the Island.
Lieut. Marcus B Stokes, U. 8 A.,
who is now detailed as collector of the
port at Cardenas, Cuba, while in Columbia
recently talked interestingly to
i representative of The State about
Cuba and the Cubans. Among other
things he said: "I went to the island a
pear and a half ago and have opportunities
to observe the people and their
iharaoteristics. The popular idea is
that the Cubans are a very excitable
people. 1 have net observed anything
specially of this character among them
The typical Cuban countryman is just
the very opposite. They are good,
steady Workers both on their plantations
and on the publio roads and works
that are being constructed. They are,
the most temperate people I have ever
seen, aod that as a people, too. It is
the polioy to give every position available
in the island to native Cubans,
preference always being given to Cuban
ne 1 iv mi , i"
juicers and soldiers. rney are taKing
the places in the telegraph and postal
md other service*, and seem to be filing
them satisfactorily. Ia all eases it
is impossible to secure, of course, the
best men on first effort, bat those
pbtained are,- as a role, doing their
ffork most satisfactorily.
"The color lioe among the better.
classes, as far as I can judge, is jast as
sharp as it is in this country. Socially
;he people are on a par with those
"ound in our own country.
"There is at present a clamoring and
liscontented element in Cuba, but this
jlement is not a part of the class oi
people I have just referred to?the soDer,
tninking' people.
' Crime is almost unknown, and this
applies tc all classes upon the island;
including the Spaniards. And as to the
Spaniards there is a large proportion of
:he population of the cities made up of
;hem. They are in fact the merchant
jlass. They are apparently contented
mh the way things are g>ing, at least
iccepting conditions. Oaly a short
:ime ago I noticed one of the newly appointed
Spanish consuls apparently
perfectly at home at a reception and
iance at the house of a leading Cuban
"Da you think the Cuban white people
will ever allow the negroes to govern
'{l finrfcAinlv dr? not ffcinlr an* if *riv
)olitical color question ever arrises it
rill never come up ia the western half
>f the island.
"The masses of the people are anxous
for work. Oa all public works ail
he laborers needed can be secured."
. "Is there much hatred for Americans
n Cuba?'
"I never find any hal7ed expressed.
q Habaoa we hear of it. that is all."
"Is business reviving?"
"A great many sugar plantations are
>eirg built up. I am in the sugar belt
ti the island. The destruction has
>een fearful; the great need is capital,
absentee landlordism and foreign
wnerahip of lands seem to be the
rouble. It is a case of indefiaate lease,
,nd it is holiing a great deal of the
ircgress of the island back.
"The winter climate in Cuba is simily
ideal?most delightful, in the summer
I found that it is more pleasant
ban here ia South Carolina, provided
ou keep out of the sun in the middle
f the dey. A white man can work in <
he fields all the year, morning and <
vening. j
"The United States government is <
timing over all the offices in anticipa ,
ion of transferrin^ the zovernmnel of
be island to the Cubans as soon as it
j practicable. It is a necessarily slow
rocess. I am, for instance, the only
Lmerican who is in om custom departjent
at Cardenas. The force consists
f about 3") men. All the chiefs are
lubans, and they are giving satisfacion.
''It is a pleasure to see the streets
live with school children now attendig
the public schools. The children
rc bright and keen."
l kingdom for a cure .
You need not pay so much.
l twenty-five oenc bottle of L. L? & K.
Will drive all ills away.
8ee ad. and trv it?never failg.
Cures La Grppe, dyspepsia. indigestion,
id all ktomach and bowel tr> ub'es colic or
tolera mo'bos, teething troubles with
liidren, kidney troubles, bad blood and
1 aorta of sorea, risings or felons, cuts and
lrns. It is as good autiseptic, when locally
?pli<;d, as anything on the market.
Trjr it and yon will praise it to others,
your druggist doesn't keep it, write to 4
Columbia, S. C. j
Why Gold Lezf Is Packed Between
Leaves of the Bible.
People outside of regular dealers In
gold leaf are occasionally surprised
when they purcha.se books of the material
to find that the paper leaves between
the sheets of geld have texts
of Scripture printed on them. Looking
closer they find that the paper leaves
are actually cut from the Bible.
Speaking of this, the head of a Chicago
firms which deals in gold leaf
"The gold leaf which Is put up In
books made from paper leaves cut
from the Bible comes from England.
There Is no Intention to be irreverent
In packing the gold leaf in this way.
Moat of it goes to the stores where
they sell artist's materials, and is
packed between printed sheets because
the slight indentations in the paper
made by the printing serve to hold the
delicate film of gold in place;
"Why is it that the Bible la generally
used? Simply for the reason
that the Bible is usually printed in
small type and Is always very evenly
set, and the impression of the type on
the paper is very light, but enough to
hold the gold leaf in place without injuring
it Another book that is used
for the same purpose is the Book of
Common Prayer, the small type editions,
of course. The paper is always
very fine and smooth and when printed
the leaves are just adapted for the
purpose of holding the gold leaf.
'"The first time I was asked for an
explanation on this point was when I
had a store for the sale of artist's materials.
A gentleman who bought several
books of English-made gold leaf
came to me and asked me If paper was
so scarce where the gold leaf was
made that they had to cut up Bibles
for the purpose of packing t&e leaf.
He had noticed that the sheets of gold
leaf were packed between sEeets of
printed paper, but paid no attention to
it until his eye caught a Scriptural
text that had often puzzled him. It
was the passage 'Iron sharpeneth iron; j
so a man sharpeneth the countenance
of his friend.' Then he saw that the
ffnld Ipjif was nlaced between cut-up
pages of the Bible. He seemed to
think that the sheets of the Bible were
used by some religious manufacturer
who thought some one might be con-;
verted by reading a stray text He
said he was almost startled when he I
read the text he was puzzling over j
and looked disappointed when -1 ex- j
plained in a matter-of-fact way why j
pages of the Bible were used.
"Once or twice very excellent people
who bought this gold leaf from me
were indignant when they found that
the Bible was cut up to bold It, and
told me I should not encourage the
profanation by selling that kind of
leaf. Others who r ere of a different
temperament said they were glad to
see it, as. it might lead to some people
reading texts of Scripture, by glancnig
with curiosity at the printed sheets,
who never took a Bible In their hands.
They held that no matter what lorm
It took It was a good thing to circulate
texts of Scripture."
London's Meat.
little more than a half of the bill
that London settles every year goes
into the pocket of the English farmer. j
From the ends of the earth comes this j
vast supply. This great ogre of a city I
of ours, before whose gastronomic ef-!
forts the feats of all the giants of legend
and fairy tale fade into insignificance,
has taken his toil of the wild
rancher* from boundless Western prairies,
of the beautiful chestnut-colored
herds of the And&lusian Mountains, of
the piebald-coated cattle that the honest
Dutch tend as their own children,
and of the sturdy oxen of the North
German plains, says Cassell's Magazine.
Canada and Australia send us
lambs and sheep, the River Platte our
ox tongues, Hamburg and Rotterdam
oar pigs. What an adTertisement for
the Nary League! What an object
lesson for those who declare our fleet
is overgrown!
It passes human comprehension to
think what would become of London
if our command of the sea were lost
and the foreign supplies failed! if the
150,000 live cattle from America that
swell the metropolitan cattle herd during
the year never reached their destination;
if Holland's half million of
sheep were forced to remain-on the
home pastures?in short, if the 140,000
tons of meat, neither bredsnor fed in
these islands, thax London annually
tn armftar In thft hat
ohen' shops of the metropolis.
Trying to SoIto a Question of Suicide
or Murder.
There was an odd freak if court Justice
out in Santa Fe, New Mexico, &
few days ago. It was in a puzzling
case of suicide or murder.
The point to be decided was whether
the dead man, Fred Merrill, had committed
suicide ty shooting himself or
had been shot by Walter Locke, his
brother-in-law, who had been suspect?
ed of murder.
. A note was fotmd in the dead man's
room purporting to give reasons for
committing suicide. This note, the
prosecution claims, was a forgery. The
friends of Locke, the prisoner, insisted
on the suicide theory.
The court and Jury went to the cemetery.
The pistol which was found in \
Merrill's band was placed against the
head of a lately-deceased pauper, dug t
up for the purpose, and pointed in the \
direction that it is alleged the bullet ?
went through Merrill's head.
The skull was cracked to splinters I
and torn apart In mnch the same man
ner as was Merrill's head. The wounds
were, however, different in character,
and no clean cuts appeared. "The face
was powder burned immediately
around the bullet wonnd and pieces of
skull on the left side were thrown outward.
one piece being blown thirty feet
against the wind. The recoil of the
revolver was such that had it been in
the bands of a man committing suicide
It would have been thrown thirty-five
feet or clutched so tightly that force
would have been necessary in removing
it from the dead man's hand. It is
claimed there were no powder burns
on the dead man's .face. ?
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r Our business in Farm Seeds is f ;
v to-day one of the largest in this r
I Country. A result due to the fact $
i tnat quality has always t^ees oar &
a first consideration. We supply \
I all Seeds required for ti e Farm, i
} Cow Peas, Cotton Seed, r
) Seed Oats, Seed Corn, 4 ,
Soja, Navy & Velvet f
Beans, Sorghums, ?
Broom Corn, Kaffir r i
Cora, Peanuts, (
Millet Seed, &
Wood's Descriptive Catalogue f
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?i ^ m ti _ ____
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The Demand of the Times. St
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Terms reasonable. >
A Priceless Treasure.
The National Museum at Waahlnf1
ton has just received an almost priceless
treasure Is the shape of the ensign
of the Bon Homme Richard, Paul
j Jones famous frigate.
; The evidence collected teems to preve
that this 1a the first American flag
bearing the Stars and Stripes, sad Is
undoubtedly the first National colors
ever hoisted over an American warship
and the first to bo saluted by a
foreign naval power.
This flag is the rift of Mrs. Mtaift
R. P. Stafford, of Cottage City, Iff ,
who Inherited It from her ancestor,
James Bayard Stafford. Whea Prist*
dent McKinley and Secretary Loaf received
the valuable relic, then aceoa*
panled it conclusive proof of its authenticity.
Verdict For the FUlttiC
Heard a couple of good eses os this
trip," announce^ one of Detroffa trt?*
cling men. "At a little town la Oklahoma
court was in session -and I
dropped in while waiting for the train.
The prosecution had taken the testimony
of a stationary engineer and the
attorney for the defense took koU
'Where were you the day this thlag
lianfwnul? K* InnnlPML ? ?
" Running' a injun.'
" 'What .-Ibe did ha bdeaf to?
"The day before a case had beta
tried In which a man had climbed to
the top of a freight car, laM op ea a.
siding. He had no buslneaa there, but
loosened the brake. The car started
down grade, gained speed rapidly for
five miles, and then turned a simmer*
Ban 11 over an embankment His collar
bone was broken and be got a verdict
for $500 because a smart lawyer convinced
the jury that the ralhead waa
guilty of contributory neglif?? .
Professional etiquette prermta the
French Judges and judicial ofidals
HHfag In ?rnn>hinM
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Attachments, Needles and;
Parts for Sewing Machines
of all makes.
When ordering needles send
sample. Price 27c per dozen.
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Ortman Pays
the EXpress
Steam Dyeing of every
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Ortmaa's Steam Ore Vsrls j
1310 Main Street
* .
A. L. Ortman, ProprietorMurray's
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coughs, colds,
La Grippe. A
sure remedy.
Price 25 cents*
Alcoholic, Opium (Aforphine),
and other imncotio
irngs; also cigarette and other
tobacco habits. Address or
sail at
lie Keels? Institute,
1109 Plain Street.
Coi.tWBIA, S.C.
Ko otbrsr Jn the itale.
Shed Tears. j]
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ationery Co., ^
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ths Great Antiseptio d
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Sow Eyes, Giiurol&ted Eyelids, j
Carbuncles, Boils, Cuts, Bruis- J
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Bunions, Ingrowing Toenails, ;JS
Inflammatory Rheumatism, :
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ft is something everybody
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The eqtrfpm&t of mederi M
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Murray Cleaning and Diitrib
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804 Gerrais Street,
COLUMBIA, 8. 41 ]
If ear Union Depot.
Man's strength
lies in his
stomach. '
poor, weak digestion debili* .
tatee and impoverishes the body.
No need confining one's self to
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