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Ta?magfe'"s Ccmforiing Words to
Those in Declaring Years.
Helpful Thoughts Suggested
by the Invitation to Abide
Overnight In an Orien
tal Vilfage. I
In this sermon Dr. Tal mage dis- I
oeurses npon the invitation given to !
Christ to stay overnight in the oriental !
village and makes some consolatory
suggestions. The text is Luke xxiv,
29, "Abide with us, for it is toward
Two villagers, having concluded
their errand in Jerusalem, have started
nnfc at the eitv zata and are on their
way to Emmaus, the place of their residence.
They go with a sad heart.
Jesus, who had been their admiration
and their joy, had been basely massacred
and entombed. As with sad face
and broken heart they pass on their I
way a stranger accosts them. They |
tell him their anxieties and bitterness
of soul. He in turn talks to them,
mightily expounding the Scriptures j
fie throws over them the fascination of
intelligent conversation. They forget
the time and notice not the objects
they pass and before they are aware
ha?e come up in front of their house.
They pause before the entrance and
attempt to persuade the stranger to |
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their hospitalities. Night is coming
on, and he may meet a prowling wild
beast or be obliged to lie unsheltered
from the dew. He cannot go much
farther now. Why not stop there and
continue their pleasant conversation ?
They take him by the arm, and they
insist upon his owning in, addressing
him in the words "Abide with us, for
it ia toward evening." The lamps are
lighted, the table is spread, pleasant i
socialities are enkindled. They re- j
joice in the presence of the stranger !
guest. He asks a blessing upon the
bread they eat, and he hands a piece of
it to each. Suddenly and with over- I
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wheimine power tne tnougnt nasnes
upon the astounded people?it is the
Lord! And as they sit in breathless
wonder, looking upon the resurrected
body of Jesus, he vanished. The interview
ended. He was gone.
With many of us it is a bright, sunshiny
day of prosperity. There is not
a cloud in the sky, not a leaf rustliDg
in the forest. No chill in the air. Batj
we cannot expect all this tc last. He
is not an intelligent man who expects
perpetual daylight of joy. The sun
will after awhile near the horizon. The j
shadows will lengthen. While I speak
many of us stand in the very hour described
in the text, '"For it is toward
awim'nir." Thft Tpnnpsfc nf thfi text is
appropriate for some in every community.
For with them it is toward
the evening of old age. They have
passed the meridian of life.. They are
sometimes startled to thick how eld
they are. They do not, however, like
others to remark upon it. If others
suggest their approximation toward
venerable appearance, they sav, liWhy,
I'm not so old after all." They do indeed
notice that they cannot quite as
much as once. They cannot walk quite
so fast. They cannot reiid quite so
well without spectacles. They cannot
so easily recover from a cough or any
occasional ailment They have lost
their taste for merriment. They are
surprised at the quick passage of the
year. They say that it only seems buta
little whiie ago that they were boys.
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There is something in their health,
something in their vision, something in
their walk, something in their changing
associations, something above,
something beneath, something within
to remind them that it is toward evening.
The great want of all such is to have
Jesus abide with them; It is a dismal
thing to be getting old without the rejuvenating
influence of religion. When
we stop on the down grade of life and
see that it dips to the verge of the cold
river, we want to behold some one near
who will help'us across it. When the
eight loses its power to glance and
gather up, we need the faith that can
illumine. When we feel the failure of
the ear, we need tne clear tones of that
voice which in olden times broke up
the silence of the deaf with cadences
of mercy. "When the a^men of death
hew down whole forests of strength and
beauty around us and we are left in
solitude, we need the dove divine mercy
to sing in our branches. When th9
shadows begin to fall and we feel that
the day is far spent, we need most of
all to supplicate the beneficicnt Jesus
in the prayer of the villagers, "Abide
with us, for it is toward evening."
"When the night of the soul came o%
and all the denizens of darkness came
riding upon the winds of perdition, who
gave strengtn totnesouir who gave
calmness to the heart? Who broke the
spell of infernal enchantment? He
who heard the request of the villagers,
"Abide with us, for it is toward evening."
One of the forts of .France was
attacked and the outworks were taken
before night. The besieging army lay ;
down, thinking there was but little to
do in the morning and that the soldiery
in the fort could be easily made to surrender.
But during the night, through
a back stairs, they escaped into the
country. In the morning the besieging
army sprang upon the battlements,
but found that their prey was gone.
So when we are assaulted by tempts
tion, there is always some secret stair
bv which we mizht pet off. Gnd will
not allow us to be tempted above what
we are able, but with every temptation
will bring a way of escape that we may
be able to bear it.
The prayer of the text is appropriate
for all who are anticipating sorrrow.
The> greatest folly ever known on the
earth is the tendency to borrow trouble.
But there are times when approaching
sorrow is so evident that Tre
need to be making special preparations
fnfiro onminf One nf xrrtnr r?ViiMror>
has lately become a favorite. The cry
of that child strikes deeper into the
heart than the cry of all the others.
You think more about it. You give
it more attention not because it is any
more of a treasure than the others, bnt
because it is becoming frail, lhere is
something in the cheek, in the eye
and in the walk that makes yoa quite
Bure that the leaves of the flower are
coin? to be scattered. The utmost!
nursing and medical attention are ineffectual.
The pulse becomes feeble,
the complexion lighter, the step lighter,
the step weaker, the laugh fainter.
No more romping for that one through
parlor and hail. The nursery is darkened
by an approaching calamity.
Tha hesit feels with mot rnfu! anticipation
that the sua is going down. Night
speeds on. It is toward evening.
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Von have long rejoiced in tbo car?
of s mother. You hivo done S?erym?Vc
>ior davs ham?V.
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have run with quick feet to wait
upon her every wane. Her presence
fca3 been a perpetual biessicg in the
household. But the fruit gatherers
are looking wistfully at that tree.
Her soul is ripe for heaven. The gates
are ready to flash open for her entrance.
But your soul shrinks at the thought
of separation. You caunot bare to
think that soon you will be called to
take the last look at that face which
from the first hour has looked upon
you with afiection unchangeable. But
! you see that life is ebbiog and the
grave will soon hide you from your
sight. You sit quiet. Ycu feel heavy
hearted. The light is fading from the
sky, the air ia chill. It is toward eveniDg.
Trouble is an apothecary that mixes a
great many drafts, bitter and sour and
nauseous, and you must drink some
one of them. Trouble puts up a great
many packs, and yju mast carry one
of them. There is po scandal so thick
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and well aa]tt?t due some more wm
strike through it. There is no souud
so sweet but the undertaker's screwdriver
grates through it. In this
swift shuttle of the heart some of the
threads must break. The journey from
Jerusalem to Eamr-aus will soon be
ended. Oar Bible, our common
sense, our obseiration, reiterate in
tones that we cannot mistake and
ought not to disregard, it is toward
Oh, then, for Jesus to abide with usi
He sweetens_ the cup. He extracts
the thorn. He wipes the tear. Me I
hushes the tempest. He soothes the
soul that flies to him for shelter. Let
the night swoop and the Euroelydon
toss the seas. L3tthe thunders roll.
Soon all will be well. Christ in the
shio to soothe his friends. Christ on
the sea to stop its tumult. Christ in
the grave to scatter the darkness.
Christ in the heavens to lead the way.
Blessedall such. His arms will enclose
them, his grace comfort them, his
light cheer them, his sacrifice free
them, his glory enchant them. If
earthl7 estate take wings, he will be
on inrtrnrnnHhlft {tv!ASflrfi_ If frienda
die, lie will be their resurrection.
Standing with as in the morning of
our joy and in the noonday of our
prosperity, he will not forsake us when
the luster has faded and it is toward
The words of the text are pertinent
to us all from the fact that we are nearing
the evening of death. I have
heard it said that we ought to live as
though each moment was to be our
last. I do not believe that theory.
As far as preparation is concerned, we
ought always to be ready. But we
cannot always be thinking of death, for
we have duties in life that demand our
attention. When a man is selling
goods, it is his business to think of the
bargain he is makiDg. When a man
is pleading in the courts, it is his duty
to think of the interests of his clients.
When a clerk is addiog up accounts, it
is Ms duly to keep his mind upon his
figures. He who fills up his life with
thoughts of death i3 far from being
the highest style of Christian. I knew
a man who used often to say at night,
"I wish I might die before morning!"
He is now an infidel. Bat there are
times when we can and-ought to give
ourselves to the contemplation of that
solemn moment when to the soul time
ends and eternity begins. We must
go through that one pass. There is no
roundabout way, no bypath, no circuitous
route. Die we must, and it will
be to us a shameful occuranoe or a
time of admirable behavior. Oar
friends may stretch out th?ir hands to
keep us back, bat no imploratioa on
their part can hinder us. They might
offer large retainors, but death would
not accept the fee. The breath will
fail, and the eyes will close, and the
heart will stop. You may hang the
couch with gorgeous tapestry, but
what does death care for bed curtains?
| You may hang the room with the finest
works of art. but what does death oare
for nictnres? You mav fill the house
with the wailiDgs of a widowhood and
orphanage?does death mind weeping?
This ought not to be a depressing
theme. Who wants to live here for
ever? The world has always treated
me well, and every day I feel less and
less like scolding and complaining, but
yet I would not want to make this my
eternal residence. I love to watch the
clouds and bathe my soul in the blue
sea of heaven, but I expect when the
firmament is rolled away as a scroll to
see a new heaven, grander, higher and
more glorious. You ought to be willing
to exchange your bodv that has
headaches and side aches and weaknesses
innumerable, that limps with
the stone bruise or festers with the
thorn or flames on the funeral pyre of
fevers, for an incorruptible body and
an eye that blinks not before the ja3per
gates and the great white throne. But
between that and this there is an hour
about which no man should be reckless
or foolhardy. I doubt not your courage,
but I tell you that you will want
something better than a stroDg arm, a
good aim and a trusty sword when you
come to your last battle. You will need
a better robe than any you ha?e in your
wardrobe to keep you warm in that
Circumstances do not make so much
difference. It may be bright day when
you push off from the plante or it may
be dark night and while the owl is hooting
from the forest. It may be spring,
and voar soul may eo out among the bios
soms, apple orchards swinging their censers
in the way. It may be winter and
the earth in a snow shroud. It maybe
autumn and the forests set on fire by
the retreating year; dead nature laid
out in state. It may be with your wife's
hand in your hand or you may be in a
strange hotel with a servant faithful to
the last. It may be in the rail train,
shot off the switch and tumbling in long
reverberation down the embankment?
crash! crash! I know not the time; I
know not the mode, but the days of our
life are being subtracted away, and we
shall come down to the time when we
have but ten days left, then nine days,
then eight days, then seven days, six
days, five days, four days, three days.
two days, one day. Then hours, three
hours, two hours, one hour. Then only
minutes left, five minutes, fourminutes,
three minutes two minutes, one minute.
Then only seconds left, iour seconds,
three seconds, two seconds, one second.
Gjne! The chapter of life ended! The
book closed! The-pulses at rest! The
feet through with the journey! Tho
hands closed from all work. No word
on the lips. No breath in the nostrils.
Hair combed back to lie undishevelcd
by any human hands. The muscles
still. The nerves still. The lungs still.
The torgue still. All still. You might
put the stethoscope to breast and hear
no sound. You might put a speaking
trumpet to the ear, but you could not
wake the deafness. No motion. No
throb. No life. Still! Still!
On earth with many of you the e?en- :
leg is the happiest part of the 24 hours.
You gather about the stand. You talk 1
and laugh and sing. You recount the
day. You plan for the morrow. You '
have games and repartees., .Amid all J
the toll of tfte day that is ths goal fer ;
which you fun, ai'i as you take out j
your watch or lo< k at the der'cen'iini; i
sun jou thrill with trie thought that it
is toward evening. So death comes to
tho diofiinlp! Wbat if the sua of life
is about to set? Jesus is the dayspring
from on high; the perpetual morning of
every ransomed spirit. What if the
darkness comes? Jesus is the light of
the world and of heaven. What though
this earthly house does crumble?
Jesus has prepared a house of many
mansions. Jesus is the anchor that
always holds. Jesus is the light that
is never eclipsed. Jesus is the fountain
that is never exhausted. Jefin is
the evening star, hung up amid the
gloom of the gathering night.
You are almost through with the
abuse and backbiting of enemies. They
will call you no more by evil names.
Your good deeds will not longer be
misinterpreted or your honor filched.
The troubles of earth will end in the
felioities of heaven! Toward evenicg:
The bereavements of earth will soon be
lifted! You will not much longer stand
pouring your grief in the tomb like
Rachel weeping for her children or
David mcuroiDg for Absalom. Broken
heart bound up. Wounds healed. Tears
wiped away. Sorrows terminated. No
more soundiDg of tho dead march! Toward
evening. Death will come, sweet
as slumber to the eyelids of the babe,
as full rations to a straving soldier, as
evening hour to the exhausted workman.
!he sky will tske on its sunset
glow, every cloud a fire psalm, every
lake a glassy mirror; the forests
transfigured; delicate mists climbing
the air. Your friends will announce
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h; your puises win ucat j?, jvui
will ring it; your lips will whisper it:
'Toward evening."
The Condition of the Crops in the
Cotton Belt.
Section Director Blythe, at New Orleans.
gives the following summary of
the weather and crop conditions in the
cotton belt during the past week:
The mean temperature for the week
was again markedly above the normal
at all stations in the cotton belt, the
excess ranging from 4 degrees at New
Orleans and Corpus Uhristi to 12 degrees
at Nashville. Baring the last two
days, however, the temperature in
Texas was below normal, except near
the coast line, and the oool wave is
rapidly spreading south and east.
NV> rain fell in Texas until during the
last two days of the week, when light
showers occurred at a few scattered
stations. Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi
and west Tennessee were also
practically without preoipitation until
Friday, after which plentiful showers
occurred. 0?er that portion of the cotton
belt east of the States named above
showers were reported at scattered
places throughout the ffeek, and dur
ing the last twc days were qaite general.
Louisiana?Weather conditions highly
favorable for harrestin^ iioe, pickitg
cotton and ripening cane; showers Fiiday
and Saturday benehcial to cane
and v. getables and improved condition
of ground for all plowing and seeding.
Cotton picking well advinced and in
some localities more than half gathered;
yield light and generally no top cropia
making. A few mills have started, but
sugarmaking will not become general
before the last docade of October; cane
promises a large tonnage; soma fall
planting being done. Rice threshing
is progressing rapidly ana turning out
satisfactorily, but a large portion of
the crop is yet in the fields in shock or
stack, and a considerable acreage has
not yet been out.
Texas?Rainless week over nearly the
whole of the State, favorable for gathering
crops, cotton picking rushed,
pickers scarce, early cotton all open,
picking half completed in places, on
land crop very spotted and almost a
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taiiure in some localities, gooa in
others, yield as a whole considerably
below the average; rice harvesting
progressing, yield good; corn gathering
continues, yield below average; wheat
sowing commenced; sugar cane maturing,
crop good in places; fall truck gardening
progressing along the coast.
Oklahoma Tenitory?Cotton picking
progressed rapidly under favorable
conditions, with yields running from
one-third to one-half bale per acre;
much damage done by recent rains, but
orop still in fair condition; picking
about half done, but delayed by scarcity
of pickeis.
Arkansas?Light rain general on 6th
and 7th; cotton picking progressed rapidly
and under favorably conditions;
most all will be picked within from 20
to 30 days, general outlook for little
over half crop.
Mississippi?Cotton continues to open
and is being picked rapidly, half of the
crop gathered in maDy places, yield
grows lighter as the season advances,
ftkntnAPa a /?Ir a rl Annninor on/^ r&tavAcA
Diiurrcio vutvavu
picking slightly last of week; peas, potatoes
and turnips improved by rains;
corn generally a small crop.
Alabama?Warm and wet week, rainfall
excessive in some eastern aid
southern counties, retarding pickiag of
cotton, which will practically all be
gathered in the next two weeks, with
very light yield; considerable corn
housed; all minor crops satisfactory;
fall plowing being pushed, with indications
of a large aoreage being devoted
to wheat and oats.
Georgia?Cottcn picking progressed
favorably in most northern counties,
but was retarded and the staple somewhat
injured in portions of middle and 1
southern sections by too much rain;
where not damaged by recent rains the
quality of the staple is good.
Florida?Copious rains greitly improved
cane, sweet potatoes and vegetables,
but delayed work and did some :
damage to cotton, the bulk of which
will be picked by the 15th, the top crop
l. iT i .. j. 3
wm ue ligQi;. citrus irees auu pineapples
are doiDg well.
South Carolina?Continued warn,
with light rains in eastern and western
and heavy in central portions; cotton
picking interrupted, bolls opening slowly,
but little left in the fields, new ,
growth started, blooming freely in ,
places, but unlikely to ripen; sea island ,
improved recently; fine crop of June rice \
being harvested. (
North Carolina?Light rains from 1st j
to 5th, but insufficient in amount, followed
by fair, very warm weather; fall ;
plowing still backward, but prepara- <
tions are under way for large crop of ]
winter wheat; picking cotton delayed ,
first week, but pushed towards the j
close, will be completed within two ;
weeks; no top crop.
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jLeuxiCBBee?wai'iii, uijr vYCdinci iur
lowed last of week by good rains in
middle and western division: ootton in ,
bottoms opening slowly, picking in full ,
progress, and the crop, which is gener- <
ally short, is being gathered rapidly;
preparations for wheat seeding progressing
well and considerable areas already '
planted; much corn cut for forage;
minor late crops doing fairly well. (
7 .
TP*-JN "/li'lT ^ -*? ?* ?
A Plain Sfatemant to the People
of The State
Abcu* a Constitutional Amendment
to b* Voted on that
Means Much to Some
The following is the text of a communication
adopted recently by the
city council of Columbia and sent out
to the newspapers of the State with
the request that it be published. It is
a matter ot the greatest importance to
the people of Columbia and several
other cities in the State:
City Council Chamber,
ColumDia, S. 0., Oct. 9, 1900.
Dear Sir: The constitutional convention
of 1895 was composed of as
representative a body of men as ever
assembled in the State capitol. Brains,
progress and profund deliberation
marked the consideration of each subject
as it arose. The debates arising
upon the various provisions adopted by
that august body will go down in history
replete with wiidom and forethought.
To none of the provisions of
the constitution then adopted oan more
just endorsement be given than to.the
proposed amendment of secsion 7 of
Article VIII qualifying the limitation
i. l i JJ
contained in section 5 of Artiole iV,
thereof. To many of the people of the
State this proposed amendment is novel,
and so it is here inserted for the
purpose of informing the public genererally,
and of encouraging (particularly
on the part of the members of the
general assembly) a discussion' of its
merits in the county papers throughout
South Carolina, to the end that it can
be intelligently voted upon in the ensuing
general election.
The proposed amendment is as follows:
Add to the end of section 7, Ar
tide VIII this proviso: "Provided that
the limitation imposed by this section
and section 5, Article IV, of this constitution
shall not apply to bonded indebtedness
incurred by the cities of
Columbia, Rook Hill, Charleston and
F.orence, where the proceeds of said
bonds are applied solely for the purchase,
establishment, maintenance or
increase of water-works plants, sewerar.ofAmfl
d^g S0,0 auu
plants (where the entire revenue arising
from the operation of such plants
or systems shall be devoted solely and
exclusively to the maintenance and op
erafcion of the same, and where the
question of incurring such indebtedness
is submitted to the freeholders and
qjalified voters of such municipality,
as provided in the constitution upon
the question of other bounded indebtedness."
This proposed amendment to the
constitution is of vital importance to
the city of Columbia whose population
comes from almost every county in the
State. Growing with a rapidity that is
without a parallel in the statistics of
this State, her teeming streets and
busy martf are the wonder and admiration
of all. The State at large shares
with her citizens in the pride engender:
ed by the growth and promise of the
capital of South Carolina. There are
but two things vitally essential to the
encouragement and fostering of this
wonderfdl growth?a sewerage system
and a waterworks plant which together,
it is estimated, will cost our municipality
a half million of dollars.
To raise that sum, so necessary to
the well being of ail the people, we
mast appeal to the intelligentvotersof
this entire State to vote solidly for this
proposed amendment, for the reason
that Columbia is already encumbered
with a debt far in excess of the constitution
debt-limit. Hence upon failure
to carry the proposed amendment
at the polls, our only recourse to preserve
and foster the magnificent on
ward march of our city will be to place
these systems in the hands of private
parties, and tnat course.is condemned
by every economic authority, based
upon the closest study o? results.
If the people of the State drive us to
this alternative, we must accept it
even at the risk of its becoming disastrous
to our well-being and advancement;
for Columbia canaot keep pace
with her growth and the increased
density of her population, so ai to
properly guard her health and comfort,
without the building and development
of these systems at an early day. She
feels the need of them every hour. Her
waste places, silent reminders that she
wa9 made to expiate the alleged sin of
secession, a/e fast hilmg upwitn bandseme
buildings which are being erected
by the people from the different sections
of our State?people who are coming
into our midst in recognition of the fact
that the united patriotism cf the good
people of South Carolina will provide
the means for this municipality to work
out in its own way its aspiration to become
the pride, as well as the capital,
of the State.
That end, 30 devoutly to be wished
for, can be acoomplished if your paper,
and the other papers of the State,
will editorially advocate this measure.
Remember that not only does the legislature
meet here annually, but that the
hospital for the insane is here, besided
the State penitentiary, as well as other
State institutions, all of which will be
We are sending this circular letter to
each of the papers in the State with
the earaestly expressed hope that it
will be published and commented on by
all of the advocates and supporters of
progress throughout the commonwealth.
Very respectfully,
F. S. Eirle, Mayor.
T. H. Gibbes,
Uhas. C. Stanley.
Fair Candidates
There is a lively race for the position
of State librarian. The legisla
ture will elect in January. TJaere are
already eight entries, with a number
)f counties to hear from. The candiiates
so far in the field are the following:
Miss Lucie Barron, Manning;
Mrs. P. L. Melton, Columbia;
Miss Bessie 0wings, Greenville; Miss
Sallie Fouohe, Ninety-Six; Miss
Maggie Connor, Warn pee, Horry county;
Miss Blanche O'Neal, Columbia;
Miss L M. Aycock, Mount Willing: ,
Mrs. S. C. Cason, Abbeville. i
Can't Fool Hanna.
Senator Pettigrew, of South Dakota,
Wednesday issued a public challenge
jo Senator-Hanna for a joint debate in
V> r\i? a!catttVthi* a fli/a onV?_
jyuvu JL/aa^vta ux wioonugiu vu vuv wuw
ject' of trusts, armor plate oontraots,
ind the government policy in Porto
Rico, Cuba, and Philippines. Hanna :
says he will pay no attention to the
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Eiisis In Pact; Endorsed By Cti?, "But
Net Sy MeKinley.
Acting Secretary Meikeljcha ortbe
war department has seDt the following
letter to Hon. W. J. Bryan:
4 Oct. 6, 1900.
Dear bir: la the press reports yes
terday of your address at Tipton Ind.,
in ^hich you referred to the overthrow
of human slavery in the United States
resulting from the success of the armies
of theUniou, jouare also reported as
saying inthatconnection:
"We fought then for the adoption
of a constitutional amendment that
provided that no man could own a
slave, and yet before the Philippine
war ie ended we have the Sulu treaty,
which recognizes slavery."
"Permit me to invite your attention
to the following extract from the letter
of the secretary of war fo Maj Gen
Otis, commanding the United States
forces in the Philippine islands, under
date of Oct. 27, 1899:
"The president instructs me to advise
you that the agreement signed
Aug 20, 1899, between Brig. Gen.
John C. Bates, representing the
United States of the one part, the sultan
of Jolo, the Dato Rajah Muda, the
Dato Attick, the Dato Calbi and the
Dato Joabnain of the other part, is
confirmed and approved, subject to the
action of congress provided for in that
c!au9e of the treaty of peace between
the United States and Spain which
provides "the cizil rights and the political
status of the native inhabitants of
the territory hereby ceded to the
United States shall be determined by
congrcss" and with the understanding
and reservation, whioh should be distinctly
communioated to the eultan of
Jolo, that this agreement is not to be
deemed in any way to authorize or give
f-Tm f>rmaont nf TTnifA^ States in tlio
existence of slavery in the Sulu archipelago,
a thing which is made impossible
by the thirteenth amendment to
constitution of the United States.
"It is probably unnecessary to call
your attention to the fact that in the
absenoe of the approval of the president
it is impossible for us to 'have the
Sulu treaty' or any other treaty.
"Very respectfully,
"G-. I). Meikeljohn.
"Hon.- W. J. Bryan, Peoria, Ills."
W. J Bryan took cognizance of the
letter sent to him by Assistant Secretary
of War Meikeljohn and prepared
a reply to it. The reply says:
"I am in receipt of your favor of the
6th in regard to the signing of the
treaty. It is true that the president,
two months after the signing of the
treaty, sent to Gen. Otis the instructions
which you quote. You will note
that the treaty, or agreement, as the
president describes it, was confirmed
and approved subject to the action of
congress and the only exception that
ho was thai, inrpffard t,n arfcinlA
10 relating to slavery. You can but
kno.v, however, thatsincethe president
sent thos* instructions, the Republican
party, with the approval of the administration,
has adopted the theory that
the constitution does not follow the flig,
and, therefore, the Thirteenth amendment
does not interfere with slavery in
the Suiu archipelago.
"The Puerto Kican law asserts the
doctrine that the people of Puerto Rico
are beyond the protection of the constitution
and can be eoverned bv the ar
bitrary and unrestrained power of the
president aod congress. Jf the constitution
itself cannot reach the West
Indies, how can the Thirteenth amendment
find its way across the Pacific into
Asia? The president does not repudiate
Article 13, which reads as follows: 'The
United States will give full protection
to the sultan and his subjects if any
foreign nation should attempt to impose
upon them.'
"In view of the fact that the presient
in' his letter of acceptance de_
lares it dangerous for us to agree to
drotect a Christian republic in South
Africa, would it not be wise for him to
withdraw the agreement to protect a
Mohammedan island in the Philippines?
The agreement does not repudiate Article
14, which reads as follows: 'The
United States will not sell the island
of Sulu or any other island of the Sulu
archipelago to any foreign naton without
the consent of the sultan of Salu.'
"If we bought all the Philippine
islands from Spain without the consent
of the inhabitants is it fair that we
should agree not to sell any of the Sulu
islands without the consent of the sultan?
In other word a is it moreimpor
tant that a tultan's wishes should be
considered than that the interests of
the rest of the people should be re
garded? . Very respectfully yours,
"W. J. Bryan."
Eester's Weekly Statement.
Secretary Hester's weekly statement
issued today stows an increase in the
movement into sight compared with the
seven days ending this date last year of
69,000 bales, r. decresa? urjder the
same days year before lart of 40,000.
For the 62 day* of theseasoa that
have elapsed the aggregate is behind
the 42 days of last year 93,000, and behind
the same days* jear before last of
97,000. The amount brought into
sight duriDg the past week has been
A7Q ofraincf J.1 7 .4.3Q tli/a oamft
-XOVjU.W, &6?iUOW , JW -V*
seven days last year. The totil movement
for the 42 days from Sept. 1 to
date id 1,730,587, against 1,823,923
last year and 1,828,074 year before last.
Ike movement since 8;'pt. 1 shows
receipts at all United States ports 1,234
234, against 1,231,986 last year
aud 1,301,656 year before last; over
land across the .Mississippi, Ohio and
Potomac rivers to northern mills and
Canada, 75,892, against 136,979 and
92,082; interior stocks in excess tf
those held at the close of the commercial
year, 245,656, against265 899 and
270,477; southern mill takings, 174 805,
.L ... 'ion fisn im qq~
agaiiiSL jlc*75\juo <iuu iv?c> w.;.
Foreign exports for the week have
been 265 592, against?152,117 last year,
making the total thus lar for the seasoq
726,569, against 737,103 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and 29 leading '
southern interior centers have increased
140,056 bales, against an increase '
during the corresponding period last '
season of 156,3d3.
Including stocks left over at ports ;
and intreior towns from the last crop
and the number of bales brought into
sight thus far for the new crop, the
supply to date is 1,853,121, against
2,442 821 lor tne same penoa iasi year.
Cotton Growers Active^
president Wilborn, who has beea
traveling the State in the in the interest
of the cotton Growers' Association
says the movement is being enthusiastically
supported. The convention to
meet in Columbia during the State fair
will be largely atcenced.
A Striking Fact.
0 ne of the most striking facts o
' T-- i<= tKof Von Vnrt wViinli
LJLLC V^CiLLI ycklfaix ij vutaw wn ?. ?
gave a Republican majority of 268,000
for McKinley four years ago can be
considered "doubtful" today.
- _ ^ .
wrsat r reparations ior ice uoming
State Fair.
The Military Encampment and Other
Attractions to Please the
People in Thousands.
Columbia, Oct. 13.?Special: Co!.
Thomas W. Holloway, the veteran secretary
of the State Agricultural and
Mechanical Sooiety. is in high spirits
over the prospeots of the coming fair.
He receives the applications for space
for exhibits, and the number of such
applictions already in hand indicates an
extent and variety of articles tnat are
well up to the standards of the best
years in the history of the society.
The outlook is for a most excellent exhibition
of the products of our fields
and factories and also of the industries
of other commonwealths. Oa every
hand there will be sights to interest the
people in attendance. How many will
come cannot now be estimated. But
there will be an immense crowd. There
will be other attractions besides those
of the fair itself. Conspicuous among
these will be the "Military encampment"
arranged for the Siate militia
under the direction of Adjutant General
Floyd. The number of commands
already listed for the encampment assures
a grand sucoess for a feature that
is deoidedly amongst the most attractive
and popular of all. Twenty companies
of infantry are coming, these to
constitute two regiments, of ten
campanies eaoh, one regiment to
be commanded by Col. Wilic Jones
of this city and the other by Col. J. M.
Boyd of Greenville. The Charleston
battalion, commanded by Major Henry
Sohacte, will also constitute a part of
the infantry force. Two companies of
Naval Militia, one from Charleston and
one from Beaufort, each with its Gatling'gun,
will add to the military force.
There is a probability that the German
Artillery of Charleston and the Edgefield
Hussars will also swell ihe number
of volunteer soldiers who will be
here for fair week.
On Wednesday there will be a com
petitive drill. Three cash prizes are
provided for the companies that shall
participate, $300, $200 and $100. The
judges (whose names cannot now be
given) will be officers of the regular
army ol tne united states. .Besides
this company contest there will be an
individual contest, in which the prize
will be a handsome silver souvenir.
This prize will be contested for annually,
provided that the individual
winning the same in three successive
contests shall thereafter hold it as his
own or as a company prize to be contested
for as may be afterwards decided.
Oa Thursday there will be a review
of the troops by Governor MoSweeaey
and his staff, a sight that will be enjoyed
by all the thousands of men, women
and children who shall witness the
martial pageant.
Speaking of the military it must be
11 <1 i iii n.i
notea taat cue caaeis 01 weiusua uujlege
are expected to attend for one day
at least. The splendid drill, the sol
dierly bearing and the admirable deportment
of these youthful men-atarms
have attracted notice whenever
they have attended the fair. They will
be welcomed by the people of South
Ciroliaa, here assembled for their an
nual oarnival.
There will be plenty of fine music.
The Fust Artillery band, stationed on
Sullivan? Island, will be engaged for
the week, and the band of the Second
Regiment or militia, whose members
all live at Sumter, will attend the encampment.
The an Dual footoail contest for the
State champioiship is scheduled for
Thursday of fair week The two
elevens will be the Clemson team and
the South Carolina College team. Both
teams are in active 8nd careful training,
?r./3 orvmo fino TllaV IS PXneotfid. Clem
30n holds the championship now and is
determined to keep it. At the same
time the Carolina boys are ambitious to
bear off the palm of victory, and will
do their very best.
The city ia r as9ooiat:on will supplement
ihe fair and the pleasures of
the fair grounds with a street
exhibition every afternoon, acrobatic
performances, tight rope walking and
other feats of expert performers
Every tveniDg at Hyatt's Park, Columbia's
attractive suburb, there will be
a variety show of a high class. The
electric railway reaches the park, and
there will be ample arrangements for
the transportation of the thousands who
will go.
Nobody doubts the grand success of
our fair this vcar. Columbia is ready
for hea visitors, and they will all have
a jolly good time.
How's This?
We oSer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot
be cured by Hail's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Props.,
Toledo, 0
We, the undersigned, haye known F
J. Cheney for the last 15 years and be
lieves him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by their firm.
West & Fsuax, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan &
Marvix, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood
? - e a. i.
and mucous suriacee 01 tue o^aieui.
Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists, Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
A Heartless Wife.
Mrs. Alice Wharton Core has instructed
her attorneys to file ten damage
suits against Norfolk, Va., because
she was forced to resign as teacher in
one of the public schools. The board
learned that Mrs. Core had been socret-.
ly married in Baltimore, and married
women are not wanted as teachers in
\rnrfn)k Mrs. Core offered to get a
divorce, as she felt that she needed her
place more than her needed her new
husband, bot the board was flint hearted,
and would hava nothing but the
On improved real estate
Interest eight per cent,
payable semi-annually.
Time 3 to 5 years.
No commissions charged
E. K. Palmer,
Central National Bank Building,
205 Plain St-, Columbia, S. C.
rr v.?rr
Tiie land o' the Sky.
(Written at Aahrille, N. C.)
Mctinfains that climb to the blue bead on
Likes where the stars see themselves in the
Violet valleys of beauty and love,
Where earth seem3 so close to the heaven
You can hear the faint echoes of seraphimfeet
And the musical beat
Of the hearts of the angels?the scngs they
In their cadences sweet!
^ II.
A wild world of mountains that drift into
The ripple of rills and the dish ins; of streams
That hing to the sea! And the bean s and the
That lure you to gardens of beautiful dreams!
Of beautiful dreams that have lifted your
To the thunder's high roll!
Where you slip from life's care, and its curse
and control,
With the joy in your soul.
God crowned with old glory these mountains;
He panted
The sky reaching hi.lls in these valleys enchanted;
These streams in the hollews by mystery
These oaks that still wavetheir green banners
And dare the storm's thunder!...and peans
of praise
Mountains?rivers, still raise
To the hearen above them, while rose-scented
Wreathe the beautiful days!
O, land of all ber ',y?loved Land of the Sky,
Where Love breathes "Good morning," and
never "Gcodby!"Where
song on each wil I wind in. melody
And times the bright steps of the gods of the
The rose of the morning is white on thy
Thou art crowned?thou art blest
From the seas to the east and the eeas to the
With the rose-wreath of rest!
F, L. S.
Battery Park, Asheville, N. C.
(Atlanta Constitution, Sept. 22, 1900.)
Betraying Pens.
"Killed by a letter" was the algnlflcant
heading of a Havana newspaper
over an article telling of ex-Minister
De Lome's fall. This legent would b?
an appropriate epitaph over the political
graves of many public men. The
rivalry between Hamilton, the leader
de facto of the Federal party, and
Adams, the leader de Jure, Incited
Hamilton's letter during the campaign
of 1S16, arraigning Adams, which was
one of the causes of the rupture and
overthrow of that party and the
triumph of Jefferson and the Democrat
PTumll+rtn's lftttwa attaokinz
Burr were the cause of the duel In
which Hamilton lost his life.
Jefferson's letter to his old neighbor,
Mazzel, in 1786, in which, by pretty
plain implication, he traduced Washington
and other men whom the American
people honored) kept Jefferson denying
and explaining for many year?,
his historic letter to Van Buren on this *
subject having been written shortly
before his death and twenty-eight
years after the Mazzel epistle was penned.
The reservation and publication
of Jefferson's "Anas,' 'or dairy, which
Is really a sort of letter to posterity,
with Its spiteful assaults on the
memory of Hamilton and other eminent
men, showed an amazing lack of
discernment on Jefferson's part, and
has called out from all his creditors
and blagraphers excuses which accuse.
"Never write a letter," saia xaueyrand,
"and never burn one that yon
receive." If Nicholas Biddle had ob?erved
the first part of this Injunction
the fate of the United States bank,
over which he presided, would probably
have been different Jackson
would not have been able to perform
that second labor of Hercules In slaying
the bank "hydra," and the politics
of the '30s would have lost one of Its
most picturesque episodes.
An Interesting and usually level
headed personage, Biddle, had what
Juvenal called an "Incurable itch for
writing," and this led him and his Institution
to their doom, defeated Clay
and the national Republican party In
1832, and, as one of the consequences
of the bank's overthrow, brought en
the panic of 1837. The "Rhea, letter"
precipitated the contest, of 1830 between
Jackson and Calhoun out of the
line of succession to Jackson's political
heir, dwarf ted Calhoun from a
national to a local figure, and turned
him to the partisan metaphysics out
of which were evolved nullification and
that morbid and wire drawn political
philosophy In defense of slavery that
brought on the war which destroyed
: The "Star-Eyed" a Cook.
"Tears ago, when I belonged to a
coterie of young cavaliers In New York
City." said CoL Henry WattersOn at
Chamberlin's, "I designed the dish now
? - 11 w. aa 1 Vv <-? +/v?? 1 o XT
gtUintUJ^ ii-LLU VTUL CLO ivyoi^i a la mnburg.
I gave my idea to Charlie Delmonico,
and he saw that it was carried
Bix-ewssfnl execution. John McCulloch
was one of us, and to John is due ihe
appearance of broiled live lobster In
the East. He had caught on to the
epicurean way of preparing it during
his stay In California. In after years
I attained some fame as a manipulator
of certain dishes, terrapin, perhaps, being
my masterpiece.
"Curiously enough, all the newspaper
jrtories have given me credit for being
an artist In the preparation of oyster
stews, but my experience with the bivalves
is limited. I always 3eft them
to John Chamberlin, while he would
rint nllnw snv one hnt mvself to attend
to the diamondbacks. ' *
"I can't begin to tell yon how much
of this Ingredient or the exact quantity
of the other to pat. with the terrapin,
but I know how to blend them all in
an instinctive sort of way, and I've
never yet found the man who didn't
admit that my cooking was of the
highest order."?Washington Post.
"Now," said the enterprising Interviewer.
"please read this over and hold
up your right hand?"
"But," said the public man, "this
is merely an interview."
"That's all it is now. But I thought
it would be a good thing to be appointed
a notary public. We've had too
many danlals, and this article's going
to he an affidavit before it gets into th?
paper."?'Washington Star.
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