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Dr. Talmage's Timely Discourse
cn Religious Doctrines.
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rrem ints uiafcuivu>e? ?. . ? ?
cleaiastica! Dogmas. Simple
Faith In Christ the Test of
At a lime "when the old discission of
creeds is being vigorously and somewhat
bitterly revived this discourse of
Dr. Talmage has a special interest.
The text is John xi,^44j^_JjJ^oese^him
My Bible is at the place of this test
written all over with lead pencil marks
made at Bethany on the ruins of the
house of Mary and Martha and Lazarus.
We dismounted from our horses on the
way up from Jordan to the Dead sea
Bethany was the summer evening retreat
of Jesus. After spending the
day-inthehot city of Jerusalem he
would come out there almost every
evening to the house of his three friends.
I think the occupants of that house
were orphans, for the father and mother
are not mentioned. Bat the ?on and
two daughters must have inherited property,
for it must have been, judging
from what I saw of the foundations and
the size of the rooms, an opulent home.
Lazarus, the brother, was now at the
head of the household, and his sisters
depended on him and were proud of
him, for he was very popular, and
- everybody liked him, and these girls
were splendid girls?Martha a first rate
housekeeper and Mary a spirituelle,
somewhat dreamy, but affectionate and j
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as good a girl as could be loana in an
Palestine. But one day Lazarus got
sick. The sisters were iD consternation.
Father gone, and mother gone,
they feel very nervous lest they lose
their brother also. Disease did its
quick work. How the girls hung over
his pillow! Not much sleep about that
house?no sleep at all.
From the characteristics otherwise i
developed, I judge that Martha prepared
the medicines and made tempt- j
ing dishes of food for the poor appetite
or the sufferer, but Mar? prayed and
sobbed. Worse and worse gets Lazarus \
until the doctor announces that he can
do no more. The shriek that went up
from that household when the last
breath had been drawn and the two sisters
were being led by sympathizers
infrt adirtininff room all those of US
can imagine who have had our own
hearts broken. Bat why was not Jesus
there as he often had been? Far away
in the country districts, preaching,
healing other sick, how unfortunate
that this omnipotent Doctor bad not
been at that domestic crisis in Bethany.
When at last Jesus arrived in Bethany,
Lazarus had been buried four days and
dissolution had taken place. In that
climate the breathless body disintegrates
more rapidly than in our3. If,
immediately after decease, the body
had been awakened into life, unbelievers
might have said he was only iD a
comatose state or in a sort of trance
and by some vigorous manipulation or
powerful stimulant vitality had been
renewed. No! Four days dead.
At the door of the sepuloher is a
crowd of people, but the three most
memorable are Jesu3, who was the
family friend, and the two bereft sisters.
We went into the traditional
tomb one December day, and it is deep
down and dark, and with torches we
explored it. We found it all quiet
that afternoon of our visit, but the day
spoken of in the Bible there was present
an excited multitude. I wonder
what Jesus will do? He orders the
door of the grave removed, and then he
begins to descend the steps, Mary and
TWVtrf.Kn. after Tiim and th<> flrrve?^
_ r after them. Deeper down into the
shadows and deeper! The hot tears of
Jesus roll over his cheeks and plash
npon the back of his "hands. Were
ever so many sorrows compressed into
so small a space as in that gronp pressing
on down after Christ, all the time
bemoaning that he had not come before?
Now all the whisperiDg and all ths
crying and all the sounds of sbulHine
feet are stopped. It i* t^e silence of j
expectancy. Death had conquered,
bnt now the vanquisher of death c<v.fronted
the scene. Amid the awi.il
hush of the tomb, the familiar name
which Christ had often had upon his
lips in the hospitalities of the village
home came baek to his tongue, and
with a pathos and an almightiness of
which the resurrection of the last day
shall only be an echo he cries, "Lazarus,
come forth!" The eyes of the
slumberer open, and he rises and comes
to the foot of the pteDs and with great
difficulty begins to ascend, for the cerements
of tomb are yet on him, and his
feet are fast and his hands are fast and
the impediments to all his movements
aie so grdat that Jesus commands:
"Take off these cerements! Remove
these hindrances! Uafasten these
graveclothes! Loose him, and let him
Oh, I am so glad that after the Lord
raised Lazarus he went on and commanded
the loosening of the chords that
bound his feet so that he could walk
aad the breaking of of the cerement
that bound his hands so that he could
stretch out his arms in salutation and
the tearing off of the bandage from
around his jaws so that he could speak.
What would resurrected life have been
to Lazarus if he had not been freed
from all -those cripplements of his
body? I am glad that Christ commanded
his coumlete emanciDation.
saying, "Loose him, and let him co."
The unfortunate thing now is that so
many Christians are only half liberated.
They have been raised from the death
and burial of sin into spiritual life, but
they yet have the graveclothes on them.
They are, like Lazarus, hobbling up the
stairs of the tomb bound hand and foot,
and the object of this sermon is to help
free their body and free their souls, and
I shall try to obey the Master's command
that comes to me and comes to
every minister of religion, "Loose him,
and let him go!"
Many are bound hand and foot by religious
creeds. Let no man misinterpret
me as antagonizing creeds. I have
eight or ten of them?a creed about religion,
a creed about art, a creed about
social life, a creed about government,
and so on. A creed is something that
a man believes, whether it be written
or unwritten. The Presbyterian church
is now agitated about its creed. So:ne
good men in it are for keeping it because
it was framed from the belief of
John Calvin. Other eood men in it
wait revision. I am with neither party.
Instead of revision I want substitution.
I was sorry to have the question
disturbed at all. The creed did
not hinder us from offerin? the pardon
and the comfort of the gospel to all
men, and the Westminster Confession
has not interfered with me one minute.
Bat now that the electric lights have
been turned en the imperfections of
that creed?and everything that man
fashions is imperfect?let us put the
old creed respectfully aside and get a
brand new one.
It is impossible that people who
lived hundreds of years ago should
fashion an appropriate creed for our
times. John Calvin was a great and
! good man, but he died 336 years ago.
i The best centuries of Bible study have
come since then, and explorers have
| done their work, and you might as well
cmrld eo back and stick to
naw ? 0
what Kobert Fulton knew about steimI
boits and reject the subsequent improvements
in navigation, and go back
to John Gutenberg, the inventor of the
art of printing, and reject all modern
newspaper presses, and go back to the
time when telegraphy was the elevating
-otsigs&ls er the burning of bonfires^Qn^ _
the hilltops and reject the magnetic
wire which is the tongue of nations as
to ignore all the exegetes and the philologists
and the theologians of the last
336 years and put your head under the
sleeve of the gown of a sixteenth cen
tury doctor. I could call the names of
20 living Presbyterian canisters of religion
who could make a better creed
than John Calvin. The nineteenth
century ought not to be called to sit at
the feet of the sixteenth.
"But," you, "it is the same old Bible,
and John Calvin had that as well
as tlie present student of the Scriptures."
les; so it is the same old sun
in the heavens, but in our time it has
gone to making daguerreotypes and
! photographs. It is the same old water;
but in our century it has gone to running
steam engines. It is the same
old electricity; but in our time it has
become a lightning footed errand boy.
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I 50 It IS IQC Old USlb UCW aj/yjiva|
tions, new uses, new interpretations.
You must remember that during the
last 300 years words have changed
their meaning, and come of them now
mean more and some less. X do not
think that John Calvin believed, as
some say he did, in the damnation of
infants, although some of the recent
hot disputes would seem to imply that
there is such a thing as the damnation
of infants. A man who believes in
the damnation of infants himself deserves
to loose heaven. I do not think
any good man could admit such a possibility.
What Christ will do with all
the babies in the next world I conclude
from what he did with the babies in
Palestine wien he hugged them and
kissed tbem. wnea some you growu
people go out of this world, your doubt
fal destiny will be an embarrassment
to ministers officiating at your obse
quies, who will hare to be cautious so
as not to hurt surviving friends. But
when the darling children go there are
no "ifs" or "buts" or guesses.
We must remember that good John
Calvin was a logician and a metaphysician,
and by the proclivities of his nature
put Fome things in an unfortunate
way. Logic has its use and metaphysics
has its use, but they are not good at
making creeds. A gardener hands you
a blooming rose, dewy, fresh, but a severe
botanist comes to you with a rose
and says, "I will shew you -the structure
of the rose," and he proceeds to
take it apart and pulls oft the leaves
and he says, "There are the petals,"
and he takes eut the anthers, and he
says, "Just look at the wonderful
structure of these floral piilars?" and
then he cuts the stem to show you the
juices of the plant. So logic or metaphysics
takes the aromatic rose of the
Christian religion and says, "I will
just show you how this rose of religion
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was iasmoneu, auu it puns uu m iv> ?
piece and says, "That is the human
wili," and another piece and says,
"This is God's will," and another piece
and says, "This is sovereignty," and
another piece and says, "This is free
agencr,'' this is this, and that is that.
And while I stand looking at the fragments
of the rose pulled apart, one
whom the Marys took for a gardener
comes in and presents me with a crimson
rose, red as blood, and says, "Inhale
the sweetness of this; wear it on
your heart, a^d wear it forever." I
must confess ihat I prefer the rose in
full bloom lo the rose pulled apart.
Again, there are Christians who are
under sepulchral shadows and fears and
hoppled by doubts and" fears and sins
long ago repented of. What they need
"is to understand the liberty of the sons
of God. They spend more time under
the shadow of Sinai than at the base of
Calvary. They have been singing- the
only poor hymn that Newton ever
'Tis a point I long to know;
OFt it causes anxious thought:
Do Ilove the Lord or no?
Am I hi9 or am I not?
Long to know, do you? Why do you
not find out? Go to work for God, and
^ mi
you will very soon nna out. xne man
who is all the time feeling his pulse
and looking at his tongue to see whether
it is coated or not is morbid and cannot
be physically well. The doctor will say,
"Go out irno the frc?h air and into active
life and stop thinking of yodrseif,
and you will get well and strorg." So
there are people who are watching their
spiritual symptoms, and they call it
self examination, and they get weaker
and sicklier in their faith all the time.
Go out and do something nobly Christian.
Take holy exercise and then examine
yourself, and instead of Newton's
saturnine and bilious hymn that I first
quoted you will sing Newton's other
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see. ,
A man who was once called Saul, but 1
afterward Paul, declared, "This is a
faithful saying and worthy of all ac
ceptation that Christ Jesus came into .
the world to save siimers, of whom I am
chief." Mark that?"of whom I am !
chief." "Put down your overcoats and j
hats, and I will take care of them
while you kill Stephen." So Saul said to
the stonersjof the first martyr. "I do not
care to exert myself much, but I will .
guard your surplus appearel while you :
do the murder." The New Testament
account says, The witnesses laid down (
their clothes at a young man's feet, '
whose name was Saul." No wonder he ,
said, "Sinners, of whom I am the '
chief." |
Again, my text has good advice con- j
cerning any Christian hampered and (
bothered and bound by fear of his own (
dissolution. To suuh the book refers
when it speaks of those who through
fear of death were all their lifetime subject
to bondage. The most of us, even 1
if we have the Christian hope, are cow- i
ards aDout aeatn. j.i a plans Ian irom (
a scaffolding and jast grazes oar hat,
how pale we look! If the Atlantic
ocean plays with the steamship, pitch- ;
ing it toward the heavens and letting J
it suddenly drop, how even the Chris- ,
tian passengers pester the steward or
or stewardess as to whether there is any
danger and the captain, who has been
all night on the bridge and chilled
through, coming in for a cup of coffee,
is assailed with a whole battery of ques
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ticns aa to what he thinks of the
mofirlior And manv nf thft beat r>?0
pie are, as Paul says, throughout their
lifetime in bondage by fear of death.
My brothers and sisters, if we made
full use of our religion we would soon
get over this.
Backed up by the teachings of your
Bible, just look through the telescope
some bright night and see how many
worlds there are and reflect that all you
have seen, oompared with the number
of worlds in existence, are less than the
fingers of your right hand as compared
with all the fiDgers of the human race.
How foolish, then, for us to think that
ours is the only world fit for us to stay
in. I think that all the stars are inhabited
and by beings like the human
race in feelings and sentiments and the
difference is in lung respiration and
heart beat and physical conformation,
their physical conformation fit for the
climate of their world, and our physical
conformation fit for the climate of our
world/ So we shairteekal-home in any
of the stellar neighborhoods, our physical
limitation having ceased.
Heaven is 95 per cent better than
this world, a thousand per cent better,
a million per cent better. Take the
gladdest, brightest, most jubilant aays
you eve'r had on earth aud compress
them all into one hoar, and that hour
would be a requiem, a fast day, a gloom,
a horror, as compared with the poorest
hour they have had in heaven since its
tower was built or its first gates swung
or its first song caroled. ,lOh." you
say, that may be true, but I am so
afraid of crossing over l'rom this world
to the next, and I fear the snappiag ot
the cord between soul and body. Well
all the surgeons and physicians and
scientists declare that there is do pang
at the parting of the body and soul, and
all the restlessness at the closing hour of
life is involuntary and no distress at
all. And I agree with the doctors, for
what they say is confimed by the fact
that persons who were drowned or were
submerged until all consciousness departed
and were afterward resuscitated
declare that the sensation of passing
into unconsciousness was pleasurable
rather than distressful. The cage of
the body has a door on easy hinges, and
when that door of the physical cage
opens the soul simply puts out its
wings and soars.
"But," you say, "I fear to go because
the future is so full of n^ystery." Wei},
I will tell yoa how to treat the mysteries.
The mysteries have ceased
bothering me, for I do a3 the judges of
youi oourts often do. They hear all
the arguments in the case and they say,
''I will take these papers and give you
my decision next week." So I have
heard all the arguments in regard to the
nezt world, and some things are uncertain
and full of mystery, and so I fold
up the papers and reserve until the
next worid my decision about them.
I oas there study all the mysteries to
better advantage, for the light will be
better and my faculties stronger, and I
will ask the Christian philosphers, who
have had all the advantages of heavon
for centuries, to help me, and I may
be permitted myself humbly to ask the
Lord, and X think there will be only one
mystery left; that will be how one so
unworthy as myseir got into suuu ?u
enraptured place. Come up out of the
sepulchral shadows. If you are not
Christians by faith in Christ, come up
into the light; and if you are already
like Lazarus, reanimated, but still have
your grave clothes on, get rid of them.
The command is, "Loose him, and let
him go."
The only part of the journey I made
years ago to Palestine that 1 really
dreaded was the landing at Joppa. That
is the port of entrance for the Holy
Land, and there are many neks, and in
rough weather people cannotdand at all.
The boats taking the people from the
steamer to the docks must run between
reefs that looked to me to be about 50
feet apart, and one misstroke of an
oarsman or an unexpected wave has
sometimes been fatal and hundieds of
souls have perish along those reefs. Besides
that, as wo left Port Said the even
iDg before^ an old traveler said: "The
wind is just right to gWe you a rough
landing at Joppa: indeed I think you
will not be able to land at all." The
fact was that when our Mediterranean
steamer diopped anchor near Joppa and
we put out for shore m the small boat,
the water was as still as though it had
been sound asleep a hundred years, and
we landed as easily as I entered this
pulpit. Well, your fear have pictured
for you an appalling arrival at the end
of your voyage of life, and they say
that the seas will run high and that the
breakers will swallow your up, or that
if you reach Canaan at all, it will be a
very rough landing, The very opposite
will be true if you have the eternal God
for your portion. Your disembarkation
for the promised land will be as
smooth as ours at Palestine. Christ
will meet you far out at sea and pilot
you into complete safety; and you will
land with a hosanna on one side of you
and a halleluiah on the other.
1 'Land ahead!" Its fruit3 are wavirg
O'er the hill of fadeless green
And the living waters laving
Shores where heavenly forms arc seen
Rocks and storms I'll fear no more
When on that eternal shore.
Drop the anchor, farll the sail!
I am safe within the veil! \
A Crazy Printer.
A dispatch from Yorkville to the Columbia
State says at noon Thursday
while all others were out of the office,
H. H. G-allaher, a printer, temporarily,
crazv, tried to cut the throat of Miller
Drakeford, the 7-year-old son of the
editor of The Yeomaa. The child was
playing in the composing room. His
mother heard a scream and ran to the
door in time to see an uplifted knife
over her boy. She snatched him from
the man and ran into an adjoining
room, fastening the door. The little
boy has a gash on his neck an inch
long, barely missing the jugular vein.
Gallaher is in jail, and said if he had
known they were going to imprison him
he would have cut off the child's head.
Hangs Himself.
Theo Troutman, a traveling salesman
for John E. Hurst & Co., of Baltimore,
landed himself in a room in the Duncan
hotel in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday
night. He took a leather strap
From his valise, fastened one end to the
top hinge of the door and the other
iround his neck, and in this way
choked himself to death. In a letter
to his wife, who lives in Baltimore, he
sxpressed great despondency because
:>f his inability to make sales.
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator has
been 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. C. 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
druggists. tf
" . z?^
A. kingdom forarcure^.,*-^^^****You
need-not pay so
A. twenty-five cent bottle of Il/L. & K.
Will drive all ills away.
_ See ad. and try it?never fails.
Governor Candler's Plain Talk to Old
The observance or Memorial day in
Atlanta was made notable by a speech
delivjred by the governor of Georgia
in which he scored Republican "fanatics"
and criticised the war in the
Philippines, the speeoh was made at the
presentation of crosses of honor to the
veterans and was londly cheered. Gov.
Candler said in Dart:
"Vnn nnt; t,r> nrnmnfcft the am
bition of a crowned head, not for conquest,
not to force your government
upon an unwilling people, but for the
God-given right of local self-government.
You rebelled against the domination
of a sectional political party, led
by fanatics who did not and do not believe
in this oardinal doctrine and who
were the sworn enemies of you and your
interests and your institutions.
Blinded by fanaticism the leaders of
this party either could or would not do
you and your seotion justice. You
were maligned and abused and reviled
aud slandered.
''It is a-singular fact, as has been
justly said by a distinguished .Republican
senator a few years ago, that the
northern conscience was never quickened
to a full realization of the enormity
of slavery until their own slaves
had been converted into gold and the
gold had found a safe lodgment deep
down in their pockets. The southern
people were goaded into secession in
spite of their love for the constitution
and the union.
"Perhaps both sides sinned as the
confict grew fiercer. Let the question
rest where the legend on the beautiful
badge you are to wear places it. Deo
vindicc, let God judge between us. 1
do not mean to disparage nor impugn
the motives of the gallant men who confronted
us on a hundred battlefields, nor
of the great mass of the people of the
non-seceding States. I am denouncing
the fanatics who presided at the birth
of the Republican party, and nursed
the bantling into vigorous manhood
and taught it the doctrine of a higher
law and to disregard the limitations of
the constitution, reverse the precedents
of a hundred years, and who, disregarding
the golden rule, preached from the
pulpit the dootrioe of hate instead o?
p?ace on earth and good will to man.' "
This breed of fanatics has not run
yT. None of them were ever killed in
bitdo, for they didn't go. They are
.still in congress and in the pulpit, and
*re preaching the same unholy gospel.
They still dominate the party of Lincoln
and Seward and Chase, which denied
to you in 1860 the blood-bought
right of local self-government, and who
are today waging a war of conquest
against an unoffending people 10,000
miles away, and denying to them the
rights for which Washington and Marion
and Sumter and the Lees fonght on
the field of Camden anc* Yorktown and
Uompens and Ring's Mountain, and for
whioh you fought as no men have
fought in twothousand years at Manassas
and Shiloh, Q-ettyburg and Chickamauga.
The same party, drunk with
its excesses of usurpation, are in violation
of the spirit of the constitution,
holding a million people on the island
of Puerto Rico in a state of vassalage
and taxing them without representation
as they held you and taked you in the
days of reconstruction. It is a healthy
sign however, that some of the ablest
and most patriotic men of this party
are protesting against tms usurpation
of power and this abandonment of the
teachings of the fathers and the traditions
of the republic."
Congressman Stokes Has Presented a
Bill in Begardto Them.
For qaite a long time Congressman
Stokes has been engaged in the laud
able effort of having the United States
government make some provision for
the printing in permanent form of the
valuable oolonial reoords on file in the
office of the secretary of slate in the
oapitol. No State has a more valuable j
or interesting collection of suoh documents
than South Carolina. Students
of American history come to Columbia
time and again and spend days and
even weeks going through these records.
All express the greatest surprise
that such documents have never been
? ?' ?J - ? J MAM J A A/tAAflflllvlA
pnutcu. auu uiauc ouucddivio*
Congresman Stekes writes from
Washington to Mr. D.H. Means stating
that he has hit upon the proper plan
for accomplishing the desired purpose.
The following is the bill he has introduced
in oongress, which was on April
25 referred to the committee on library:
To provide for the investigation of
the historical archives and publio records
of the several States and Territories
and of the United States, with a
view to their preservation and publication.
Be it enacted by the senate and
hou?e of representatives of the United
States of America in congress assembled.
That the American Historoical
association and it is hereby, directed
to investigate iho character and condition
of the historical archives and public
records of the several States and
Territories, and of the United States,
and the provisions which have been
made by law for the preservation and
publication of the same, and to report
to congress, through the secretary of
the Smithsonisn Institution, the 're
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with suggestions of such legislation as
the said American Historioal association
may deem nccessary and proper;
and that the sum of $5,000 be. and the
same is hereby, appropriated to the
said American Historical association,
out of any money in the treasury not
! otherwise appropriated, for defraying
the expenses of such investigation and
| report: Provided, That no member of
, the said American Historical association
shall receive any compensation for
his services in connection with the
said investigation and report other than
the reimbursement of such expenses,
including clerical assistance, as shall
be necessarily incurred in the prosecution
of the work.
Carter Arrives at Prison.
Oberlin M. Curler, late captain U.
S. A , arrived at the federal prison at
Leaven worth, Kas., Friday night under
guard of Lieut. Thomas Harker,
Fifteenth infantry, a corporal and
three soldiers. The prisoner was immediately
dressed in the prison garb
and assigned to a cell
Where to Find Out.
Grosvenor says the president bowed
to the will of congress in changing his
mind on the Porto Rican question. If
any one desires to know to whose will
congress bowed let him inquire of the
sugar and tobacco trust people.
" " It Takes Money Seven
hundred and fifty dollars a
! minute is said to be the cost to England
of the South African war. Kru- i
ger's accounts haven't been audited yet. :
A Good Opportunity For Some of Our
Bright Young Men.
The United States Civil Service Commission
that on May 17-18-19, 1900;
examination will be held ia any city in
the United States where it has a board
of examiners, for the position of cadet
in the Revenne-Cutter Servioe.
The examination will consist of the
subjects mentioned below, which will
be weighted as follows:
S objects.
1. Spelling (first grade) 4
2. Geography of the United
States 8
3 H istory and constitution of the
United States 12
4. Grammar, composition, and
rhetoric 8
5 Arithmetic (first grade) 12
6. Algebra 12
7. Geometry 12
8. Trigonometry 12
9. Physics 8
10. Chemistry (inorganic only)... 8
11. General information 4
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Three days of seven consecutive hours
cach will be allowed for this examination,
a3 follows: The first five subjects
will be given on the first day, the 6th:
7th, and 8ch subjects on the second
day, and the remaining subjeots on the
third day.
Under the regulations of the Treasury
Department, applicants must be not less
than 18 nor more-than 25. years of age,
of vigorous constitution, physically
sound and well formed, not less than 5
feet 3 inches in height, of good moral
character, and unmarried.
While it is not a prerequisite to
eligibility, all applicants for the position
of cadet who have served at sea,
or who have served as deck officers of
seagoing vessels of the Uaited States
merchant marine, should file with their
applications a certificate or certificates
showing such service from the master
of the vessel with whom they have
served, or from the Ship Masters' Association.
It is proposed to gi;e applicants
credit for such service when
satisfactorily shown.
Applicants are advised that cadets
may be commissioned by the President
as lieutenants after owo years' satisfactory
service. The salary of a cadet is
$500 per annum and one ration per day.
There are in the Eeveue Cutter Service
commissioned officers as follows: Cap
tains, about 36, at a salary of
$2,500 per annum; first lieutenants,
about 36, at a salary of $L,8QQ per an-'
num; second lieutenants, about 36, at a
salary of $1,500 per annum; third lieutanants,
about 12, at a salary of $1,200
per annum. It will thus be seen that this
examination offers te young men possessing
the requisite qualification a
most excellent opportunity for entrance
to a very desireable par* of the service.
As a result of this examination, it is
expected that about fire appointments
will be made, in the early part of J une
next, to the position of cadet. It may
be stated that the Commission has
heretofore experienced difficulty in
securing a sufficient number of eligibles
for this position, all persons who have
passed thus far having received ap;
pointment. It will thus be seen, judgingjrom
the past, that for those who
pass the examination the opportunity
for appointment is most excellent
QThis examination is open to all citizens
of the United States who comply
with the requirements and who desire
to enter the service. All such persons
are invited to apply. Applicants will
be examined, graded, and certified with
entire impartiality and wholly without
regard to any consideration save their
ability as shown by the grade they attain
in the examination.
Persons who desire to enter this examination
should at onee apply to the
United States Civil Service Commission,
Washington, D. C., for application
form 304, the medical certincatc of
whioh must be executed by a regularly
commissioned surgeon or assistant surgeon
of the U. S. Marine-Hospital
Servioe, which should be properly
executed and promptly filed with the
Applicants are advised that if they
will communicate with the Commission,
either by letter or telegraph, in sufficient
time to ship examination papers,
arrangements will be made to examine
them conditioned upon the subsequent
filing of their applications in proper
April 18, 1900.
Suicide Leaps Into a Coke Oven and
Literally Destroys Himself.
A dispatch from Connelsville, Pa.,
says leaping high into the air as an expert
diver would in taking a fancy
plunge into, the water, an unknown j
man committed suicide Wednesday
morning at the foundry works of the
H. C. Friok Coke company, by diving
into a ooke oven. In less than a
minute what had been a man apparently
in the lull vigor of life had mingled
with the curling smoke of the ovens,
distinguishable only by its bluish
brown color and nauseating odor from
the gas smoke of the burning coal.
A more tragic death never occurred
in this region. The coke workers saw
him only for an instant as he prepared
for the leap. He was well dressed, of
medium height and weight and smooth
shaven. For the slightest possible
space of time he seemed to pause on
the sloping ground behind the ovens,
then quick as a dash he ran down the
slope, takiog the quick short steps of a
trained athlete, who gauges them precisely
for the jam p he intends taking.
Eight feet from the oven-tops the man
shot into the air, his hands poised
above his head in the fashion of a diver,
and descending swiftly, dropped head
first into the tunnel head of an oven
that had burned to the sizzling white
heat of coke, just before it is drawn.
For an instant the body clogged the
tunnel head and the legs were wriggled
*? m A Aflnnw tiro a Koi Tt rv
ao HUUU^ll o vuva u n wo vwug
made to squirm through and meet
death quickly in the blazing oven. A
rush was made for the oven door by
the horrified coke drawers. All there
was 10 show for the man, who but a
few seconds before had been in life,
was a charred mass of flesh not three
feet in length. There is no means of
A Good Work.
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J.UU vviuuiwia jtvvwi v* W4I
John D. Frost is about finishing a very
important work whioh he undertook on
his own responsibility to preserve a
valuable historical record. Enclosed
in a glass frame there has been for
years in the adjutant general's office a
manuscript list of the members of the
famous Palmetto regiment. It was
made years ago and the ink was so -old ?
and dim that in some cases the name
could barely be deciphered. Colonel
Frost took out the manuscript and has
spent some time in retracing the names
in fresh ink."
The Philippine War.
The war now in progress in
the Philippines seems to be a
kind of now you see it and now
you don't affair. Several months
ago President McKinley issued
a proclamation that the insurrection
was over, and that in a
very short time every thing
would be tranquil in the archapelago.
Nothwithstanding this
declaration .of the President
fresh troops were sent right on
to the Philippines. Since the
President's remarkable statement
several other high officials
TiiJ-ctk occnrorl +V10 r>rmri+'r\r f.Tiflt
T V VV^tJUX iiuv J VH^v
the insurrection was over, but
fresh troops were still being sent
to the front. Now comes the
Republicans of the State of New
York, in convention assembled,
with a platform which declares
that the insurrection in the
Philippines has been suppressed
and that organized resistance to
the authority of the United
States no longer existed. The
newspapers which contained
this declaration of this convention
contained also the following
item of news:
Twelve hundred Tagals attacked
Case's battalion headquarters
of the Fortieth regiment
at Cagayan, Island of Mindanao,
on the 7th. The Ameri;
cans had fifteen casualties, while
of the attacking force fifty
were killed and thirty wounded
or taken prisoners. The enemy,
numbering 150 riflemen, the remainder
being bolomen, archers
and mounted spearmen, swooped
down in a howling mass at daylight,
surprising and killing
three Df the sentries- They
swarmed the streets in small
parties, some wearing scaling
ladders, by means of which they
attempted to enter the houses.
The Republican idea of a suppressed
insurrection appears to
be rather a curious one. It is
an expensive one, as well, for
only a day or two before the
New York Republicans had
suppressed the insurrection, the
adjutant-general of the army
issued a statement saying that
the troops now in the Philippines
numbered 63,585, an increase
since March 1 of 308. Transports
bearing some 3,000 men
are now on the way thither^ these
figures do not include, of course,
the navy forces in the islands.
If a suppressed insurrection requires
the active service of so
many soldiers, we may well contemplate
with some apprehension
the size of the army which
would be necessitated should tiie
insurrection really gain in force.
Up to date and since the happy
establishment of "peace," the
American casualties in the
Philippines as reported from
Washington are as follows, the
last report being dated April 18:
Balled 473
Died of wounds, disease and accidents
Total deaths 1,678
Wounded 2,092
Total loss 3,770
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Schley Wins.
The Philadelphia Record says,'thai
the Sampson-Sohley controversy is officially
ended, and that Schley wins. It
appears that the way the settlement
was brought about was this, in brief:
G-en. Felix Agaus, owner of the Baltimore
American, had an eight page supplement
prepared for his newspaper
which dealt wholly with the feud. In
detail it exploited the causes of the
animosity of the naval clique against
Schley. It contained two sensational
exposures. One was a direot and damaging
charge against Admiral Sampson,
and the other shewed that in 1896
Schley had recommended the courtmartial
of Crowniashield for incompetency.
Official papers and records
were quoted in support of e?ery statement
made. General Agnu9 printed
one copy of the supplement and tent it
to Washington, where of course, it got
into the hands he intended it should.
The plates were removed from the press
and locked up "for future use." The
powers at Washington were informed
that unless the attacks upDn Schley
were stopped and he was permitted to
take his proper Tank in the navy, 1,000
oopies of the supplement would be
printed and disturbed. The administration
gave in, and Schley will get his
reward. " Arrangements are now being
made whereby he will rank next to
Dewe? in the lists.
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The Candidate. !|
This is the season when the politioal,
candidate is abroad in the land. Of
oonrse he is a proper subject for jest,
bat he is apt to take it with rare good
humor. The faot is, the candidate is
a useful animal. He forces the man i
who has held office for a generation to
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political situation. We like the candidates.?Spartanburg
Who Can Tell?
There comes from New. York a kind 1
of faraway hint that Roosevelt is ere (
long going to be a wedge to split the
Republican part; in twain, which
causes the Newport News Herald to
predict that Roosey will do this country
some good yet
Will Be a Winner.
The Spartanburg Herald says "there
seems to be a wonderful unanimity of
opinion among the State papers that
Governor McSweeney ought to have a 1
full term. Unless all signs fail he is
going to make a winning race."
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