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InfjamastheMcband the Streets
of New Orleans
A Desperate Negro Kills Two
Police Officers and Wounds
a Third Which Causes
? B'g Row
A trifling jacident atNew Orlans ha3
begun & seric* of tragedies which may
culminate ia a popular uprising similar
to the Italia; lynching some years ago.
Two susp*3jo^s Negrces were hanging
around t quiet neighborhood and
somebody tcok the precaution to inform
the police. Several officers went
to the soene md instead of making explanations
or going to jail, the Negroes
showed fight. Pistol3 wer,j soon in play
and Officer VIora wa3 seriously shot.
One of the KV rroes was arrested, but
the Negro?Egbert Charles?who did
the shooting, i:;nce said to be a desper
ate burglar a:>l ex convict, got away,
although wcu^aed.
The police organized a pursuing
party and succeeded in locating the
fugitive. Capt. John T. Day, com
mantling the precinct, Jed a po3se 01
police to his shanty and tried to reach
the refagee by a dark alley leading to
:t. They carried lanterns and were
easily distinguished, and when they got
olcse enough Charles opened fire with a
Winchester, killing Capt. Diy and
keeping up the fusillade until the captain
had five wounds in him.
A Negress opened the door of an adjoining
rcorn and told the police to
jump in, as Charles had rifles and ammunition
and an impregnable position.
They obeyed, thinking to hold Charles
in his quarters until help or daylight
came. Officer Lamb was the last of the
three survivors to attempt to reach
shelter, after emptying his revolver in
the direction of the Negro, aod Charles
reached out and dropped him with a
bullet behind the ear.
Nearly an hour elapsed before resnforc9ments
.same, and these were
placed around the block to prevent escape
It was then discovered that
Charles had already lefc the room,
though a shot at the pickets told that
he was in the neighborhood. The two
dead policemen were removed and a
systematic search organized, but no
trace of the fugitive was found. Jfolice,
armed with rifles, and citizens
similarly equipped, and a borrowed
bloodhound kept up the quest; and had
Charles been sighted he would have been
shot to pieces.
Mayor Capdevielle ofibred a reward
of $100 and Gov. Heard has added $250
for the State. Parties are out in ali directions,
even miles away from the oity,
and all trains and cars are being
searched. Suspects were arrested in
the suburbs but the right man was not
c?ught. In the meantime the police
had work to do and the whole force was
kept busy.
Thousands of people gathered around
the scene of the shooting and, lacking
a victim or other excitement, proposed
venguance on the property and on the
Negroes in the hovels around. The
police promptly quelled the disturbers
and jailed a Eumber, but the guard had
to be increased. A committee from the
respectable calored element called on
Chief Gsster Wednesday and offered
aid ia running down the murderer, and
as some of them know the mm by sight
their services were accepted.
The excitement has not yet died out,
and the capture ?f the Negro, who is
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mob going.
New Orleans was in the hands of a
mob Wednesday and Wednesday night.
The murder of the two poheo officers
caused the .Lole trouble. Throughout
the da, were made by irrespon
sible mobs of whites upon the blacks,
and the negroes before nightfall had
been effectually chased from the streets.
The effect of the disorders was to pat
a practical stop to business in the whole- ,
sale districos aad on tne levee lont.
As tiiis meant a serious crippling of the |
trade of the pjrt the business element ,
rallied in force aod handreds of the
most prominent men oC th> city re- !
sponded to the app6il of the inayjr f 1
assistance in preserving order.
The police have been practically (
helpless throughout the disturbances.
The force consists cf some 300 men, in- '
eluding clerks and telegraph operators, :
and this is manifestly a force inade- (
quat8tothe pieservation of the peacj ,
of a city of 310,000 people. Bat aside }
fvr\m r.Ma ih* fiAPrtft ini^icnahiftn amnrtc
the members of the department over J
the ruthless murders of Capt. Diy and (
Policeman Lamb and the serious wound- ,
ing of-Officer Mora by the.negro Robert \
Charles, to some extent made the police j
sympathetic with the mobs in their ,
pretended eff orts to avenge the murders. :
The fact that there has been a strong
resentment on the part of the working J
peeple against steamship agents and (
contractors in the employment of negro ?
labor to the exclusion of whites on ;
public worfcs aal oa tne ievae, also coa- ,
tributed somewhat, it is believed, to the ,
disinclination of the police to do their .
fall duty.
Mayor Capdevielle was at 0*sean <
Springs last night when the mobs i
swept over the city. When he arrived |
at his ofiae Wednesday hefoand awaiting
him a delegation of the leading mer- :
chants of the cicy, who said the interests
of the comrauaity and its commercial
welfare demanded prompt and
vigorous action. About the same time
Lieut. Gov. Estopinel, who had witnessed
a scene of outrage upon negroes
on Canal street, joined the conference
at the hotel. He at once advised a con^
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ierence wiin uov. tieara at, jskod
Kouge. The losg distance 'phone was
used and the governor said he would
Without delay he sent messages to
Col. Hodgson in the absence of Gen.
Glynn and had him immediately order
out the Washington artillery, the
Louisiana field and the First regiment.
At twilight there were 1,500 ra?n con
gregated in the armories. At the same
time the mayor, in a proclamation, appealed
for 500 special police. Before 4
p. m., *uy 01 tne representative citizens
of the community had been sworn
in. The mayor made requisition on the
leading hardware and ammunition es.
tablishments of the city and the specials
were heavily armed and seat to
Virions section of the city. Hoodlums
prowled the streets throughout the
diy, and whenever they spied a
negro, assaulted him. In some c. ie3
citizens rallied to the police and with
their assistance beat off the attackers.
Just after daylight the remnants of one
of the mobs gathered at *he Spanish
Fort railway station whence a large
ttamber of negro laborers daily leave for
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Thasr saw i !
crowd of darkies approaching and
started to chase them. Louis Lapuyard
got in their way and received a
bullet in the leg. Later in the forenoon
a negro emptied his pistol into a
down town house and wounded a child.
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At II o clocK a moD marcneu. mruugu
Lafayette square, which is opposite the
city hall, aod discovering some negroes
in the park, jamped on and beat them
until they made their escape. An hour
afterward a white man saw a negro
named Ross at the corner of Lafayette
and Dryades streets and fired his gan
at him. Those on the street fled in
every direction and the negro made his
escape. Shortly after 1 o'clock Josephine
Wild, a child, while seated ia
froBt of her home, caught astray bullet
in the knee.
Oae of the most sensations 1 incidents
of the day was the discovery of two
T^PtrrAAq wminded in a box car on
the levee front. They were desperately
hart and only one was consaious. He
was so frightened that he declined to
give any account of how the shooting
Mayor CJapdevielle and his assistants
made arrangements this afternoon for
transportation facilities which would
assist in the quick dispatch both of the
militia and of the special police from
one section of the city to another. All
the trolley lines sent representatives to
his honor to say that they wjuIq place
special cars at his disposal throughout
the night so that armed forces could be
moved quickly. ' The express companies
also assured the mayjr that
TTTO rrnrta UTrtnlr} Ka roo^v tft TP - I
spond to any call which might be made
upon them.
Late this afternoon Mayor Capedevielle
issued a proclamation which had
an excellent effect. It called upon all
good citizens not enrolled in the special
police to go to their homes or
p^ces of business and remain there
They were also warned and advised
not to assemble or idle about the
streets. The police, general and special,
were ordered and directed to dis
perse all crowds and to arrest all oosteperous
and disorderly persons
They were especially ordered, after 7
p. m., to arrest all persons found loafing
or idling about the streets. As a
result of the proclamation tonight few
people were upon the streets.
At the various exchanges this afterno
)n the wish was expressed that The
Associated Press might make it public
to the world that the present emeute
was one sincerely deprecated, and having
the support of none of the conservative
elements of the community.
The local business bodies are much opposed
to the importation here of large
numbers of negroes by plantations to
work on the levees or the public
works, i but while they are of that
opinion, they are very much opposed to
violent methods in dealing with the negro
population. On1/ the worst elements
have participated in the disor3
After a desperate battle lasting for
several hours in which he succeeded in
killing Sergt. Gabriel Porteus, Andy
Van Karem, keeper of the poliee jail,
and Alfred J. HloomSeld, a young boy,
fatally wounding Corporal John F.
Lilly, John Banvills, ex-Poiiceman
Frank H. Evan3, A. S. Lociere, one of
the leading confectioners of the city,
and more or less seriously shooting several
citizens, the negro desperado,
r!h*rloa to Tin lrill<?f1 flanf Dav
and Patrolman Lamb and badly wounded
Officer More, was smoked out of his
biding place in the heart of the residence
section of' the city and literally
shot to pieces. The tragedy was the
most remarkable in the history of the
city, and 20,000 people, soldiers, pjlicemen
and citizens were gathered around
the square in which Charles was finally
put to death.
Sergt. Gaberorteus, one of the best
known officers on the force, and Sergt
John F. Lally, who has a fine record for
bravery, were informed during the day
by a negro that Charles was in hiding
in a house on Clio, near Saratoga street.
Determining to take him alive if possible,
the officers summoned a number
of patrolmen to their assistance and
went to the house where Charles was
supposed to be in concealment. The
negro informant of the policemen accompanied
the officers. They entered
the side alley of the house and were
surprised in practically the same way
as were Day and Linn. Before the
officers were aware of their danger
nj->arl.aa orri/i woo Kohinil a
screen on the second floor of the building,
raised his Winchester and began a .
Carious but accuiate fire. Lally fell
with a bullet ia the right ride of the abdomen.
Porteus was shot through the
bc*d and dropped dead across the body ;
af Lilly. The other offioers and the
aegro fled from the scene. The reports
Df Charles' Winchester and the fact that 1
two officers lay bleeding in the yard,
raised tremendous excitement. Hurry
sails were sent to the mayor, the chief
Df police and Col. Wood, in command of 1
l-.Vio niVIJffA and as fast, as nns
rible arm.d help was rushed to the 1
scsns. In a little while there was an
immense armed crowd encircling the
3quare in which Charles was located. 1
[n the meantime Father Fitzgerald of
3fc. John's church was summoned to ad- J
minister extrems unction to the police
officers, who were lying in the alley. ]
rhe priest responded promptly and he
was annointing the body of Proteus,
with Alfred J, Bloomfield, a young boy
3tanding by his side, when Charles .
again appeared at the window. The ,
tad saw him at once and begged ,
the desperado not to shoot him. .
Charles immediately fired his Winches- ,
ter again and Bloorcaeld fell dead. The
priest, unhurt, !cu the scene after
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pmcsuy perromm' tae last omce ior i
the dead officer. 'i~is time the ambulance
arrived aad two citizens volunteered
to go in the alleyway and bring
one the body of Lally. They entered,
aad while they were attempting to take
the body of the dead officer from that
of his colleague, Charles fired again.
The citizens, nevertheless, got Laily's
body out of the alley and afterward
succeeded in taking Porteus' body out
also. In the meantime an immense
throng had gathered in the vioinity and
schemes were set on foot to get Charles
out of the building. Charles, however,
r?irt r>nf nrnnnsA fr> hft r??nfrnred without
selling his life dearly. Time after time
he came to th6 window and as citizens,
one by one, entered the alley, he blazed
away at them. 1q this manner Confectioner
Lsclere, who was one of the
special police squad, ex-Policeman
Evins, John Banville and George H.
Lyons, son of the bead ef the biggest
drag establishment ia the south, were
At this time the extra Police began
to fire indiscriminately at the Negro.
Who shot hi^ will probably never be i
known. Just at the time Andy Van
Kurem, keeper of the police jail, got a <
bullet in the body and fell dead. Jast :
afterward H. H. Batt, an old man, 1
aged 65, working for the mutual bene- 1
volent association, doing business in i
the vicinity, was hit and mortally i
wounded. About the same time, with ]
Charles firing his Winchester indis- i
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oridiuiteiy, r riwas xnsztuuyi *cu. n
shot in the left shoulder ac? J. W. ]
Bofil got a hot bullet ia the right hand, j
Ultimately it was concluded by those |
who were handling the situation that i
the only way to get at Charles was to !
burn the building in which he was en- j
trenched. There were, however, some i
sftninles about resorting to this method |
of getting him, owing to the exertmely
thickly populated section in which the
hou9e was situated. Nevertheless, it
wa3 determined that the fire department
should bs called out, in order to |
protect surrounding property, in case
it should be resolved to barn the building.
At the moment of apparent indecision
some one went to a neighboring grocery,
purchased a can of oil, and, pouring
it over the rear steps of the building,
applied a in itch and soon had the
building in flames. So fiercely did the
fire burn that it became evident that
no human being could live in the building
and picked men from the police,
squards and members of the militia
stationed themselves about the build*
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log in oruer iu pica. uu. iuc
a3 he attempted to leave the house.
A young soldier named Adolph Anderson,
a member of the Thirteenth company
of the State militia, was one of
the first to sec Charles as he ran down
the steps leading to the second 3tory.
Charles ran across the yard and entered
the second room. He fired several
times at Aoderson and the lattrr, who
was armed with ?. Winchester riflshot
the Negro in the breast and he fell and
died soon after.
As soon as the Negro fell numbers of
people armed with Winchesters and re
vol vers rushed ia and fired into tfie
bocy. Charles was literally shot to
pieies. After it was certain that he
waji dead a nn& entered the yard and
dragged the body into the street.
There the police and the mob emptied
their revolvers into it while a son of
one of the murdered men rushed up and j
stamped the face beyond recognition
There were then loud howls that the I
body should be taken to a vacant
square in the vicinity and publicly
burned. At this instant, however, a
big squad of police dashed up in a patrol
wagon. There were thousinds
of people congregated in the vicinity
and it seemed as if there might be a
clash between the officers and the mob.
But the police took the body and carried
it to police headquarters. Shortly
after th? hndv of Charles had been
taken from the scene a report spread
that there were still some negroes in
the burning building. The square was
again quickly surrounded by picked
men and under guard of men with Winchesters
a special squad made its way
into the building. In a room which
the fire had not yet reached three negroes
were found dressed in female attire.
They were hustled out and immediitely
sent to prison in a patrol
wagon. Subsequently a fourth negro,
a mulatto, was discovered in the buildiri2.
He made a desperate resistance
against being arrested and while io the
hands of the polica was killed by a shot
fired from a pistol in the hands of one
of the disorderly mob that had congregated
in the vicinity. Just about the
time that Charles' body reached the
morgue the body of an unknown negro,
who had been shot and stabbed to
death on Gallatin street-, was carried
in. This darkey was passing through
the French market when he was seen
by a crowd of whites. The latter were
intensely excited by the news of the
slaughter of Porteus and others up
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him. The unknown negro ran for his
life and the angry mob kept at his heels,
the crowd increasing in nambers every
minute. The negro finally succeeded
in entering a house in Gallatin street.
He ran up stairs and jumped from the
gallery to the ground. Before he could
arise the mob shot and stabbed him to
August Thomas was identified today
as the negro who had met a violent
death at the hands of hoodlums Wed
nesday night at the corner of Castom
House and Viiliers streets. Louis
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.iciyii.tr uuc ui me uc^iuco nuu nu cuuu
and clubbed at the French market
Wednesday night succumbed today to
his rounds. Late this afternoon Harry
Mabry called at the Central police
station and identified two men under
arrest, George Flanagan and Mike Foley,
as members of the mob who murdered
Anna Mabry, his mother, while
she was asleep in her home on Rousseau
street this morning. The mob
broke into the house and firing recklessly
around the room, wounded the'
old woman. She died on her way tc
the hospital.
At a late hour tonight a mob which
had evaded the militia and the citizsns'
police attacked the Thorny L ifo school
hou?e, Sixth and Rampart streets, upon
the supposition that negroes had stored
arms and ammunition in the building.
They quickly gained possession and
fired the structure, destroying it completely.
The school building was
erected a few years ago by the city, and
was devoted exclusively to the educatinn
rtkiMran Vn r>pi>r ips
were ;'ouad in the school, but a Lumber
who emerged from houses in the vicini
ty were pursued for quite a distance.
A. strong force was dispatched to the
scene as soon as the alarm was given,
but too late to save the school. The
mob was quickly dispersed.
A Sample Placardlaflimatory
placards are posted all
over China. The following is a fair
sample of them: "We, the Chinese
children of the Sages, are _faithful and
filial, as well as modest. How does it
come to pass then that any of us can so
far forget himself as to become the
proselyte of a barbarian's religion.
Tens of thousands of native converts
have been killed in North China, and
their houses and possessions destroyed.
Because of this all the countries of the
woild have sent soldiers to Tien Tsin
to protect the converts. This they
have failed to do. The mission the
churches, foreign consuls and all the
barbarian troops Have beea siaugnterea
just as you kill chickens and dogs,
"You converts have involved the barbarians
ia this calamity. We look
upon you as rebels and soon your doom
will overtake you. Uahappy is your
condition, for all men hate aad dispise
you. Great is your distress. Your
hands hang helpless by your sides. Despair
has seized your minds. Death
alone will relieve you. By follotfiug
the doctrines of these reoecades and |
foreigners you have forfeited your
rights as men. We warn you at once
to fly to safe hiding places while yet
there is opportunity."
Three Hundred Killed.
Another steamer with Russian troops
aboard was bombarded by Chinese from
the river bank July 24. Securing reenforcements,
the Hussian commander
returned to the scene and landed on
the Chinese side of Yalu Iliver. Some
i.i :
UQineee pickets were lu&eu pnsuuers.
Three magazines were set 011 fire
wd exploded. The Chinese loBt 300
killed, while the Russian loss was only
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\A miJUAi uiii'ut ?
Rev. Dr. Talmage on one of the
Missions of Christ.
Divine Power in Healing the
I World's Wounds and Deformities,
Relations of Surgery
and Theology.
Ia this discourse Dr. Talmage (who
is now traveling iu Earope) pats in an
uiiusal light the mission of Christ and
shows divine power will yet make the
illness of the world fall back; text,
Matthew si, 5, "The blind receive
their sight, and the lame walk, the
leperi are cleansed and the deaf hear."
"Doctor," I said to a distinguished
surgeon, "do you not get worn out with
constantly seeing so many wounds and
broken bones and distortions of the human
body?" "Oh, no," he answered;
"all that is overcoma by my joy in curing
them." A sublimer and more merciful
art never came down from heaven
than that of surgery. Catastrophe and
disease entered the earth so early that
one of the first wants of the world was a
doctor. Oar crippled and agonized human
race called for surgeon and family
physician for many years before they
came. The first surgeons who ass wered
this call were ministers of religion?
namely, the Egyptian priests. And
what a grand thing if clergymen were
also doctors, all D. D's were M. D's,
for there are so many cases where body
and soul need treatment at the same
time, consolation and medicine, theology
and therapeutics. As the first
surgeons of the world were also ministers
of religion, may these two professions
always be in fall sympathy! Bat
ander what disadvantages the early surgeons
worked, from the fact that the
dissection of the human body wa3 forbidden,
first by the pagans and then by
the early Christians! Apes, being the
brutes most like the human race, were
dissected, but no human body might be
unfolded for physiological and anatomical
exploration, and the surgeons had
to guess what was inside the temple by
' l<> kiag at the outside of it. If they
; failed in any surgical operation, they
i wsre persecuted and driven out of the
| city, as was Archagathus because of
| his bold bnt unsuccessful attempt to
save a patient.
Bat the world from the very beginninc
Icent calling for sureeons. and
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their first skill is spoken of in Genesis,
where they employed their art for the
incisions of a sacred rite, God making
surgery the predecessor of baptism, and
ve set it again in 11 Kings, where
Ahaziah, the monarch, stepped on some
cracked latticework in the palace, and
it broke, and he fell from the upper to
the lower floor, and he was so hurt that
he sent to the village of Ekron for aid,
and JE-culapius, who wrought such
1 f .ll A. 1 J - - J
wonders 01 Burgery mat ne was uemeu.
and temples were built for his worship
at Pergamos; and Epidaurus and PedcHrius
introduced for the relief of the
world phlebatomy, and Damocedes
cured the dislocated ankle of King
Dariasand the cancer of his queen, and
Hippocrates put successful hand on
fractures ana introduced amputation,
and Praxagoras removed obstructions,
and Herophilus began dissection, and
Erasistratus removed tumors, and
Celsus, the Roman surgeon, removed
cataract from the eye and used the
Spanish fly; and Heliodorus arrested
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j Disease 01 cue laroat, aau ^.leiauuer oi
Tralles treated the eye, and Rbazas
cauterized for the prevention of hydrophobia,
and Percivai Pott came to combat
diseases of the spine. I
But the world wanted a surgery without
pain. Drs. Parre and Hickman
and Simpson and Warner and Jackson, <
with their amazing genius, came for- 1
ward and with their anaesthetics be- <
mimhed ths natient with, narcotics and
ethers as the ancients did with hasheesh
and mandrake and qnieted him for i
awhile, but at the return of consoioun- 1
ness distress returned. The world has i
never seen but one surgeon who could '
straighten the crooked limb, cure the
blind eye or reconstruct the drum of a ]
soundless ear or reduce a dropsy with- i
out any pain at the time or any pain t
after, and that surgeon was Jesus i
Christ, the mightiest, grandest, gent- j
laaf mncf nrmnatli At.frt smraenTi thf*
world ever saw or ever will see, and lie i
deserves the confidence and love and 1
worship and hosanna of all the earth (
and halleluiahs of all heaven. 4'The i
blind received their sight and the lame \
walk; the lepers arc cleaosed, and the 1
deaf hear." <
I notice this surgeon had a fondness <
for chionic cises. Many a surgeon, i
when he has had a patient brought to <
him, has said: {,Why was not this at- i
tpndod tn five ve&rp aco? Yon brine i
him to me after all power of recupera- <
lion is gone. Yon have waited until <
there is a complete contraction of the i
mu^c'ee, and false ligatures are fonned, <
and ossification has taken place. It 1
ought to have been attended to long 1
ago." Bat Christ the Surgeon seemed 1
to prefer inveterate cases. One was a 1
hemorrhage of 12 years, and he stopped i
it. Another was a curvature of 18 <
years, and he straightened it Another I
was a cripple of 38 years, and he walked 1
out well. The 18 year patient was a i
woman bent almost double. If you 1
could call a convention of all the surgeons
of ail the centuries, their com- j
biaed skill could not cure that body so <
drawn out of shape. Perhaps they y
might stop it from getting any worse, 1
perhaps they might contrive braces by 1
which she might be made more com- <
fortable, but it is, humbly speaking, in- i
curable. Yet this divine surgeon put f
both his hands on her, and from that 1
doubled up posture she began to rise, i
and the empurpled face began to take i
on a healthier hue, and the muscles be- i
gan to relax from their rigidity, and the ?
spinal column began to adjust itself, 1
and the cords of the neck began to be 1
more supple, and the eyes, that could t
see only the ground before, now looked 1
into the face of Christ with gratitude J
and up toward heave a in transport, i
Straigh'! After 18 weary and exhaust- 1
ing }e*rj, straight! Tiie poise, tne i
gracefulness, the beauty of healthy wo- <
manhood reinstated. The 38 years' 1
case was a man who lay on a mattress <
near the mineral baths at Jerusalem. '
There were five apartments where lame f
people were brought, so that they could 1
get the advantage of these mineral ?
baths. The stone basin of the bath is ?
still visible, although the waters have ?
disappeared, probably througtt some ?
convulsion of nature. The bath, 12U j
feet long, 40 feet wide and 8 feet deep, t
Ah poor man. if you have been lame ?
and helpless 38 years, that mineral 1:
bath cannot restore you Why, 38 i
years is more than the average of hu- c
man life Nothing bui the grave will 1
cure you. But Christ the Surgeon 4
walks along these baths and I have no 1
/?/\*iSvr r^aaoc. yiw a-\tr,.i naH&rs^s. erfirtTiftVA f
been only months disordered or a
year or five years and comes to the mattress
of the man who had been neaily
four decades helpless and to this 38
years'invalid said, "Wilt thou be made
The question asked not because the
surgeon did not understand the protractedness,
the desperateness, of the
case, but to evoke the man's pathetic
narrative. "Wilt thou be made whole?"
"Would you like to get well?" "Oh,
WAO '' mflrt ' 'T^of TQ Trlldf T
came to these mineral bath3 for. I
have tried everything. All the surgeons
have failed, and all the prescriptions
have proved valueless, and I got worse
and worse, and I can neithermove hand
nor foot nor head. Oh, if I could only
be free from this pain of 38 years 1"
Christ the Surgeon could not stand
that. Bending over the man on the
mattress, and in a voice tender with all
sympathy, but strong with all omnipotence,
he says, "Rise!" And the invalid
instantly scrambles to his knees
and tben puis out ins rigbt loot, tnen
his left foot, and then stood upright
as though he had never been prostrated.
While he stands looking
at the doctor, with a joy too much
to hold, the doctor says: ''Shoulder this
mattre?, for you are not only well
enough to walk, but well enough to
work, and start out from these mineral
baths. Take up thy bed and walk!"
Ob, what a surgeon for chronic cases
then and chronic cases now!
This is not applicable so much to
a aha an!rr o Kffla ^nrf aP qi n
WilUOC vtilv axg uuij a jxvww jjviau v*. mam
and only for a short time, but to those
prostrated o? sin 12 years, 18 years, 38
years. Eore is a surgeon able to give (
immortal health. "Oh," you say, 'i (
am so completely overthrown and tram- \
pled down of 3;.n that I cannot rise." ^
A.re you flatter down than this patient ?
at the mineral baths? No. Then rise. 1
In the name of Jesus of Nazweth, the ?
surgeon who offers you his right hand *
of help, I bid thee rise. Not cases of ;
acute sin, but of chroDic sin?those .
who have not prayed for 33 years, those J
who have not been to ohurch for 38
years, those who have been gamblers, [
or libertines, or thieves, or outlaws, or
blamphemers, or infidels, or atheists,
or all these together, for 38 years, A
Christ for exigencies! A Christ for a j
dead lift! A surgeon who nsver loses j
a case! ,
In speaking of Christ as a surgeon I ]
must consider him as an oculist or eye ?
doctor, and an aurist or ear doctor. Was S
there ever such another oculist? That ]
he was particularly sorry for the blind i
?rt1lra T faVo fmm tlio fViaf.t.llA mrtfif ?
of his works were with the diseased optic
nerves. I have not time to count tip
the number of blind people mentioned
who got his cure. Two blind men in
one house; also one who was born blind;
so that it was not removal of a visual
obstruction, but the creation of the
cornea and ciliary muscle and crystalline
lens and retina and optic nerve
and tear gland; also the blind man of
Bethsaida, cured by the saliva which
the Surgeon took from the tip of his
own togue and put upon the eyelids;
also two blind men who sat by the wayside.
In our civilized lands we have blindness
enough, the ratio fearfully increasing,
according to the statement of European
and American oculists, because
of the readiog of morning and evening
newspapers on the jolting cars by the
multitudes who live out of the city ind
come in to business. But in the lands
where this divin6 surgeon operated the
cases of blindness were multiplied beyond
everything by the particles of
an<3 floal.inc in air and
uuuvt "" ? O 1 ? ? ? ? O ?dews
falling on the eyelids of those a
who slept on the top of their houses,
and in some of these lands it is estimated
that 20 out of 100 people are
totally blind. Amid ail that crowd of
visionless people, what work for an oculist!
And I do not believe that more
than one out of a hundred of that sur- e
eeon's cures were reported. He went 3
ap and down among those people who
were feeling slowly their way by stafE. *
or led by the hand af man or rope of 1
AM/) .lAinrf tliATVl fA "PoAAO C
UUg? auu ILIUUUU^1^5 luvw w uug lavvd ,
of their own household, to the sunrise J
and the sunset and the evening star.
He jast ran his hand over the expres 1
3ionless faoe, *nd the shutters of both 8
windows were swnng open, and the restored
went home crying, "J seel 1 see! 3
Thank Gad, I see!'' !
That is the oculist we all need. Till J
tie touohes our eyes we are blind. Yea,
we were born blind. By nature we see
things wrong, if we see them at all. j
Oar best eternal interests are put be- r
tore us, and we cannot see tnem. xne t
glories of a loving and pardoning .
Christ are projected, and we do not j
behold them. Or we have a defective
sight which makes the things of this .
world larger than the things of the fatare,
time bigger than eternity. Or, 5
we are color "blind and cannot see the k
iifference between the blackness of r
iarkness forever and the roseate morn- c
ing of an everlasting day. Bat Christ j
:he Surgeon comes in, and though we ^
shrink back afraid to have him touch
is, yet he put his fingers on the closed ,
jyelids of the soul and midnight be- ^
jomes midnoon, and we understand
something of the joy of the young man
)f the Bible who, though he had never 5
Defore been able to see his hand before ?
bis face, now by the touch of Christ
fciad two headlights kindled under his ^
i>row, cried out in language that con- g
'ounded the jeering crowd who were
ieriding the Christ that had effected
he cure and wanted to make him out a ,
Dad man. "Whether he be a sinner or
~ . r
ao 1 know not. Uoe tiling l Know, tnat ?
whereas I was blind, now I see."
What a grand thing for our poor hu- ?
nan iace when this surgeon shall have j
jompleted the treatment of the world's 5
(rounds! The day will come when there r
will be no more hospitals, for ihere will I
De no more sick, and no more eye and j
jar infirmaries, for there will be no
more blind or deaf, and no more de- J1
serts, for the round earth shall be
wrought under arboriculture, and no 5
- i # _ il . I
aore blizzards or sunstroKes, ior cne fl
itmosphere will be expurgated of scorch ?
md chill, and no more war, for the
swords shall come out of the foundry ,
Dent into pruning hooks, while in the
leavenly c >untry we shall see the vie- 5
irns of accident or malformation or ^
lereditary ills on earth become the
ithletea ia Elysian fields. Who is that
nan with such brilliant eyes close before
the throne? Why, that is the
nan who, near Jericho, wa3 blind and
jur surgeon cared his ophthalmia!
Who is that erect and gracefal and r
lueenly woman before the throne? ii
Chat was the one whom our surgeon r
ound bent almost double and oould in ii
lowise lift up herself, and he made her &
itraight. Who is that listening with c
inch rapture to the music of heaven,
into nliftma f?T7mhal TP
ipondiBg to trumpet, and then himself
oining in the rvithem? Why, that is b
he man who our surgeon found deaf fi
md dumb on the beach of Galilee and d
>y two touches opened ear gate and
nouth. Who is that around whom the
irowds are gathering with admiring
ooks and thanksgiving and cries of *
'Oh, what he did for we! Oh! what J
le did for my family! Oh,, what he ^
tot tWjj
1 he formula :
know just what yc
do not advertise th
their medicine if y<
Iron and Quinine pi
fnrm The Irnn
malaria out of the
Grove's IS the On
Chill Tonics are in
that Grove's is si
are not experimeni
and excellence h<
only Chill Cure s<
the United States.
lid for the world! That is the surgeon
all flip r?oT?fni<i?a t.Vio flip
mrist, the emancipation the Saviour.
So pay he took on earth. Come, now,
ind let all heaven pay his with worship
.hat shall never end and a love that
iball never die. On his head be all the
:rowns, in his hands be all the fcepters
md at his feet be all the worlds!
Che Whole Truth as to the Rural Hail
The Orangeburg correspondent of
.he News and Courier says there has
)een some recent comments hereabouts
ipon the statement of Congressman
Norton, as reported in his Bennettviile
ipeech to the effect that Congressman
Stokes had not worked for free rural deivery
of mail. Congressman Stokes
las jast returned home after some days'
ibsence and your correspondent asked
rim what he had to say about this mat?r.
The people of this section have
>een giving Dr. Stokes the credit for
eadership in the movement, as they
ire satisfied that he deserves the honor
ind in j ustice to him the people think
le should receive proper recognition for
lis valuable seances. Mr. Stokes replied
as follows:
"I thought my attitude and relations
o the subject of free rural delivery was
;oo well understood to.require explanaiion
anywhere in the State. I am inslined
to think that Mr. Norton was
nisquoted, for I do not think he would
nisrepresent me. The fact is that I
if as the first to secure an adequate appropriation
for this purpose?enough to
put it on a fair basis. As a resuit it
mmediately went forward by leaps and
rounds. Efforts had been mide to
la/invA on n rl na no fn ?i ofinn c/stt_
igvuiv au augvjaaiig arrx vrlia,b<luu oyj f
sral limes before, bafc they had failed,
md it was only after a persistent and
)rotracted fight in both Senate and
louse that I succeeded.
"In the Atlanta'Journal of July 11
appeared a very comprehensive and acsurate
history of the whole movement
or rural delivery, by Congressman
3-riggs, of Georgia, who stands high on
he roll of Democratic members of the
jostoffice committee, and hence lias
? i _ x _ ? I i.
>een in posujoa 10 snow waat iqqumces
wero most potential in bringing
ibont the service as it now exists.
"It is true, as stated by Friend Noron,
that I have gotten free delivery of
nail aloDg all star routes in South Carolina?the
service beginning July 1,
>ut my first fight wa? for the rurel deivery,
as stated above aDd the star
oute delivery is aaamplificjtion of that
"But all this is such recent history
tnci so generally understood tnat it
eems superfluous to restate it. Stiil
a view of this and of some very exravagant
claims upon the same subject
ecently appearing in the State papers
iver the signature lOae Who Knows,'
t may be as well to refresh the public
Hind on the facts, so as to keep before
he public corrcctly the work of the
bngressman from the 7th district.
Icre is the paragrrph from Congressman
Grigg's history of rural delivery in
he Atlanta Journal of the 11th infant,
which refers to Congressman
44 Thn nPTf. vpir HfiQS savs Mr.
J-riggs, "Congress gave $300,000 to
ontinue experiments in this direction,
ly recollection is that the department
,sked for only $150,000, and the committee
recommended that amount on
he floor of the House. The Hon. J.
Villiam Stokes, of Sonth Carolina, a
ast friend of the farmer, moved to make
b $300,000 and it passed in that shape,
lo great was the pressure for these
outesfrom all parts of the country
fter this we were called upon by the
.epartment to supply a prospective deiciency
of $150,000.
Deafness Cannot be Cured.
?y local applications as they cannot
each the diseased portion of the car.
?here is only one way to cure deafness,
nd that is by constitutional remedies.
)eafness is caused by an iciflimed conition
of the muoou* lining of the
eustachian Tube. When this tube is
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
mpeifeot hearing and when it is entire7
closed. Deafness is the result, and
mless the inflammation can be condiion,
hearing will be destroyed forever;
line cases cut of ten are caused by
Jatarrh, which is nothing but an inamei
condition of the mucous suraces.
We will give Oce Hundred Dollars
< "TV * . . . / . J 1
or any case ot l/eainesa ^causea Dy
atarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's
Jatarrh Care. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by all Druggists 75o.
Rail's Family Pills are the best.
To be Sent from PekinThe
Chinese Minister at Washington
eceived a dispatch Wednesday mornDg
from Sheng. the direotor of rail?
oadsand telegraphs at Shanghai, statag
that the foreign ministers are to be
ent from Pekin to Tien Tsin under esort.
Gainesville, Ga., Deo. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptio Invigorator ha=
een used in my family and I am persctly
satisfied that it is all, and will
o all, Ton 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 Mur
TV?Ha OAI?rwVila Q fl *11
%y jyiug vv*) vvnAiuwio, v.j * *?*? ? * .
ruggiats. , tf
r asteless Chi
is plainly printed on every
iu are taking when you take
eir formula knowing that y<
ou knew what it contained,
jt up in correct proportions a
acts as a tonic while the
? t* - L i _ j
system, /iny rename uruggi*
iginai and that all other
litations. An analysis of othe
jperior to all others in ev
ting when you take Grov<
iving long been establishe
Did throughout the entire i
No Cure, No Pay. Price
Pekin in AnarchyGen.
Li, commanding the Pei Tang
forts near Takti, reports to the British
officer commanding at Tong Ka that a
rannerwho left Pekin on Jaly 14 reports
that Pekin was in a state of absolute
anarchy, that the regular troops
were fighting the Boxers, and that the
latter were getting the better of the
struggle; that the Maxim ammunition of
the legation guards was exhausted, and
that they were using their rifl?8
sparingly; that the guards reoently
rushed the walls and silenced tie
Chinese guns, and that a few Chinese
princes were desirous of protecting the
foreigners, but were in a minority.
S. P. Dahlman confessed at Burling-,
ton, la., Wednesday night that he
killed his wife three years ago in St
Louis. He surrendered himself to the
sheriff and made a voluntary confession,
saying that he could no longer endure
the remorse ef conscience. He says he
* * * ' * ?.t Ml _1_
| smotnerea nis wire witn a puiow as sne
lay on her bed ill with consumption.
He got the benefit of $500 life insurance
carried by his wife.
In Buffalo, N. Y., a church is trying
to get out of paying its organist his
salary on the ground that the work
which he performed was done on Sunday,
and that since Sunday labor is
contrary to law the organist cannot enforce
payment through the courts. One
would hate to have to depend upon that
church as a guide to heaven.
Ginning Systems Equipped
With The
Murray Cleaning and
Distributing System.
Power Equipments
Saw Mill Machinery
Farm and Mill Machinery
S. n AtrflTits for Steele's "New
South. Brick Machinery.
Write ns fcr prices on anything
in onr line.
W. H. Sibbes & Co.,
804 Gervais Street,
The New Ball Bearing
n ?
Sewing Machine
It Leads in Workmanship, Beauty,
Capaoily, Strength, Light Running.
Every We man Wants One.
Attachments, * Needles and
Parts for Sewing Machines
of all makes.
When ordering reedles send
sample. Price 27c per dozen,
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied Territory.
1219 Taylor Street,
Whitens the Teeth
Cleanses the Month
Sweetens the Breath
Murray *
Drug Co.,
improved real estate.
Interest eight per cent.
payaDie semi-annually.
Time 3 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
E, S. Palmer.
205 Plain St., Columbia, 8.0
?(/ ^ ^
SON IS ** %
ill Tonic. t
bottle?hence you
Grove's. Imitators
>if/mi1/1 rirtf V*11V
J U WUUJU tivv -* J
Grove's contains ~|M
nd is in a Tasteless
Quinine drives the fl
t will tell you that
so-called Tasteless
,t chill tonics shows
ery respect. You
e's?its superiority
d. Grove's is the
Tialarial sections of
Near Union Depot.
Having formed a connection Jg
I am now prepared to repair
and rebnild cotton gins as
thoroughly as the vari- ?
ons manufacturers.
This branch of the business j|
be under the personal
supervision of
MR. W. J. ELLIOTT, r |?|j
who has had fourteen years of lgB
practical experience in buHd- ^IgS
ing the Elliot Gin, and who ' |
is well Jknown to most gin
nsers in this State. - -5
Now is the Time I Bring- Your
Gins Before Yon Need Them!
Hignes uraae engines, couers, -mm
Saw Mills, Coni Mills, Brick I
Machines, Wood Working*
Machinery, Saws, Pulleys, etc
We offer: Quick delivery, low prices ?
and reasonable terms.
1356 Main St., Columbia, S. C.
MENT, the Great Antiseflro j
Healer, cures Piles, Eczeiha, 4
Sore Eyes, Gianulated Eyelids, 'M
Carbuncles, Boils, Cuts, Bruis- ~M
es, Old Sores, Burns, Corns, ||
Bunions, Ingrowing Toenails, m
Inflammatory Rheumatism,
Aches and Pains, Chapped
Hands and Lips, Erysipelas. - '-M
It is something everybody
needs. Once used always used.
For sale by all druggists and
dealers. At wholesale by
Columbia, S. C. ^
Unman rays
the EXpress j
Steam Dyeing of every ^
description. Steam, NaptTio
T??on oil Trtin? anrl
viuij i: A^uvu A/i j auu
chemical cleansing. Send |||
for our new price list and
circular. All work guar 'M
anteed or no charge.
Ortmao's Steam Dye Works I
1310 Main Street
Colttjcbia, S. C
A. L. Ortman. ProDrietor. ;';1
The firm of Jno 8. Reynolds & Co., Printera
of Ready Prints to Newspaper*, ^
was dissolved by mutual consent on July 1, 'ses|
1900. J NO. 8. REYNOLDS, g|
Having purchased the interest of Mr. Jno.
8. Reynolds in the above basinest I will ^
continue the same on my own account at
Orangeburg, 8, C., and hope,by strict atten*
tion to business to merit a continuance of the ..:
patronage heretofore bestowed on the old - ^?f?g
firm. J AS. L. SIMS. '
Ha?ing transferred, to Mr. Jas. L. Sims --"4
my interest in the business of Jno. 8. Beyn- ^
olds & Co., I take pleasure in taking for him - - Jfc
a continuance of the patronage hitherto --Zgfffif
given the firm. JNO. 8. REYNOLDS. ?0w^|j
Columbia, 8, C., July 1,1900.
~~ PITTS' "mm
Cures La Grippe, dyspepsia, indigestion
ana au stomaon ana Dowel troubles oolicor - %
chelera morbtui, teething troubles with
children, kidney troubles, bad blood and
all sorts of sores, risings or felons, oats and ^
barns. It is as goodaotiseptio, when locally
applied, as anything on the market.
Try it and yon will praise it to others. " \y/ia
If your druggist doesn't keep it, write to - :%
Columbia, 8. ?.
Jbo. s. Reynolds,
Attorney at Law
COLUMBIA, . 8. 0.

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