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Or. Talmage on the Temptations
of College Life.
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Leave Their Homes?Helpfulness
of tirly Christian
Dr. Talmage staid in London to occupy
the famous Wesley pulpit in the
. City Road chapel, where he has preached
several times before, always receiving
a hearty welcome. Thence he
went to Ireland, preaching in Belfast
and Dublin. The discourse he has
sent this week describes the behavio
of a young man away from home and
acggests practical lessons for people of
every age and class. The text is Dan*
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lei 1, o: Ana cue sicg appuimcu
a daily provision of the king's meal, and
of the wine which he drank; so nourishing
them three years, that at the end
thereof they might stand before the
My tezt opens the door of a college
in Babylon and introduces you to a
young student 17 years of age, t)aniel
by name. Be not surprised if in the
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college you find many nmanues. rui
a hundred young men together and they
sure to have a good time. There is no are
harm in that. God does not write out
the trees and the grass and the blossoms
in dull prose. The old robin does
not sit moping in the nest because of
the chirpings and the lively adventures
of the fledgelings that have just begun
to fly. Do not come into an orchard
looking for winter apples on a May
But Daniel of the test is far from being
gay. What oppressive thoughts
must have come over him as he remembered
that he was a oaptive in a strange
land! The music that oame into his
study window was not the song of Zion,
but the sound of flute, sacsdue ana ;
dulcimer in the worship of the heatbeD j
god. Moreover, he had no hope of
ever getting back home again and meeting
those who had missed him long and I
missed him bitterly, wondering if he
were still alive and finding many a luxury
tasteless because they did not know
but Daniel might be lacking bread.
When you and I were in school or
college and the vacation approached,
we were full of bright anticipation, and
we could not study the last day, and we
?ould not study the last night. The
lexicon and the philosophical apparatus
were transparent, so we could see right
through them into the meadows and
*2jhards. Not so with poor Dan"~iel.
He did not know that he should
ever escape from captivity, or esoaping,
ke did not know but when he got home
the loved ones would be dead, and he
would go wandering and weeping
among the sepulchers of his fathers.
Besides that the king tried to make him
forget his home and forget his country;
for that purpose actually changed his
name. The king wanted him to be a
prodigy in persoDal appearance, and so
he ordered meat and wine sent from
his own table to Daniel, but Daniel refuses
all this and puts himself upon
the humblest diet, the poorest of all
herbs, called pulse, and plain water.
His attendants ory out against this and
'tell him he will perish under eueh a
diet. "No," he says, "you try us for
ten dayi, and if at the end of that time
* we are not full cheeked and robust as
any, it will be surprising. '' Ten days I
pass aioDg and the students come up j
-for examination, and all declare that
none are so ruddy aud robust ss Dan.
: idi and his fellow captives. The days
of iDdustrious pupilage and the years
pass by, and the day of graduation bas
eome, and Daniel gets bi3 diploma,
aigned by the king and reading as follows:
"In all matters of wisdom and
understanding chat the king inquired
of them he found them ten times better
than all the magicians and astrologers
that were in all his realm." And so
Daniel took the first honor, and here
the story ends, for Daniel the student
hereafter will be Danial the prime minister.
The first thought suggested to me by
this 8ubjeot is that young men may be
earried into captivity by their enemies.
There is a captivity more galling than
the one in which Daniel was transported;
it is the captivity of evil habit.
Men do not go into that wittingly.
Siyly and imperceptibly are the chains
forged upon them, and one day they
wake up to find themselves away down
in Babylon. Cyrus afterward consented
that some of his captives should
return, and 50,000 of them accepted
the opportunity, but tell me what evil
lia.Kik fiVflr nnnsented to let a man eo.
Ten plagues made Pharaoh consent to
the departure of God's people, but tell
me what Pharaoh of evil habit ever
cheeerfully oonsented to let any of its
victims go. Men talk of evil habits as
though they were light and * vivial, but
they are scorpion whips that tear the
flesh; they are spikes more bloody than
ihe path of a Brahmam; tbey make the
poisonous robe of Nessus; they are the
sepulohers in which millions are buried
The young are in more peril be
eause they are unsuspecting. The
lions are asleep in their soul, and their
power is not suspected. The time when
a ship's company makes mutiny is
when the watchman is of his guard.
When a spider meets a fly, it does not
say, "Go down with me to the plaoe
where I murder insects." No; it says,
"Come and take a bright morning walk
with me on this suspension bridge of
glittering gossamer." Oh, there is a
difference between the sparkle of a
serpent's eye and the crush of its sliray
folds. There i3 a difference between
the bear's paw toying with a kid and
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sne cr&c&ung oi me uunes m tuc cei
rific hug.
Pike'i peak looks beautiful in the
distance, but ask the starved travelers
by tn3 roadside what they think o?
Pike's peak.' Are tk9re those around
whom suspicious companions are gathered?
Do their jests and their enter
tainments make ihe hours go blithely
by when you are with them? Have
you taken a sip from their cup of sin or
gone with them in one path of unrighteonsoess?
Turn back. From Ba&y.'oc:
they came and to Babylon they would
carry you. If so many piague stricken
men would like to enter jour companionship,
before any one is allowed to
pass into the intimacy of. your heart
put on them severest quarantine.
My subject 3lso impresses me with
the fact that early impressions arc al
most inefiaceable. Daniel liad a religious
bringing up. From the good meaning
of his name I know he had pions
parentage. But as soon as he comes
into the possession of the king his
name is changed, all his surroundings
are changed, and now, you say, will be.
gin tie demoralization of his character.
Ssfsfs Pa&iSh fthishl
taeans "Gtotl, my judge.;1'ecw{ kiBn&ze .
is to be Bsltesha2zar, "nhicli means
"the treasurer oi the god Bel.'' Now
you expect to see him overthrown
amid all these changed circumstances.
Oh, eo! Daniel started right, and he
keeps on right. When I Una wnac
Daniel is in Jerusalem, I am not surprised
to find what he is in Babylon.
I wish I could write upon all parents'
hearts the fact that early impressions
are well nigh ineffaceable. WHen I
see Joseph, a pious Jad in the house of
his father Jacob, I am not surprised to
see him acting so nobly down in Egypt.
When I 2nd Samuel, a pious lad, in the
house of his mother Hannah, I am not
surprised that he gives terrible smiting
to '.dolatry as soon as he comes to manhood.
David planned the temple at
Jerusalem and gathered the materials
for it building, but Solomon, the son,
came and put up the structure, and
that goes in all ages. The father plans
the character of the child and its destiny
for time and. eternity, then the
son completes the structure. You
might as well put down a foundation
ten feet by five and expeot to rear on it
a grest cathedral as to put down a contracted
character in a child's soul and
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yet rear upon it aumeimu*
grand and extensively usefal.
Let me say to those Christian parents
who are doing their best in the education
of their children: Take good
heart; your sons this morning may be
far away from you and in a distant city,
but God, to whom you dedicated them,
will look after them. The God of Daniel
will take care of them far avray in
Babylon. "Train up a child in the
way he should go, and when h6 is old
he will not depart from it." He may
wander away for awhile and fall into
sin and break your heart, but before he
is done with this life, you having com?"Is-J
liim fn will finme back
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again, for I put the emphasis in the
right place and on the word "old" when
I repeat that passage and say, "Train
up a child in the way he should go, ani
when he is old he willDOt depart from
it." May you all have the glorious
satisfaction of seeing your children
walk in paths of rigteoujne6S and psace!
One with them on earth, may you be
one with them in heaven!
But I learn also from this subject
the beauty of Christian sobriety. The
meat and the wine that were to cotne
to Diniel's table were to coaa9 from
the king's table. Well, Daniel had no
right to take that food. The king was
a heathen and, like all the heathen,
was accustomed to ask a blessing before
he partook of food, and in that
blessing they always dedica;ed the
food to the gods. So that if Daniel
had taken this food he would have
broken the law which forbade the taking
of food dedicated to idols. He ohose
pulse. It was a miracle that he did
not dwindle away. There is nothing
in pulse, such a poor herb, to make a
man ruddy and healthful Some peo
talV ?? thnnoh that were a kind of
diet which would make a man swarthy
and competent to do the duties of this
life. That is not the lesson at ail. Bat
for a positive miracle Daniel would
have dwitdled away, and when God for
his self denial puts upon him this benediction
he puts a benediction upon all
Christian sobrietv. I would not have
you class your preacher among those
who would put unnecessary restraints
upon lawful appetites. There are
those in this day who dispute the grant
which God gave to man for animal
food, and they make a religion of their
hunger as the Pharisees expected heav?n
for their fasting Daniel did not
always li ?e on pulse. He was not a
Grahamite; he was not a vegetarian.
He went through that self denial because
the food offered him was idolatrnrm
fond. When I see God filline
the earth with all varieties of food, I
have not much confidence in the teaching
of tho3e who wonld put us on severe
regimen. There are parents who, with
a wrong theory in this aspect, deny
their children all harmless luxuries and
without sufficient inquiry send tbem
out to boarding schools where their intellects
are cultured to the disadvantage
of their starved bodies, so that from
many a boardiDg school a clase of 20
will graduate, 19 of them ghosts. Now
when I see the three argels eating the
calf which Abraham slew and when I
find Christ eating broiled fish even after
his resurrection I come to the concluson
that the theories of the vegetarian
are not from a religious standpoint
well found?d.
But, oh, how many temptations to
dissination! With so manv thices to
tempt the appetite, how many tempations
to gluttony! With so many
sparkling beverages, how much tempation9
to arackennes&I Could I bring
before this morning the mothers and
wives and sisters who have wept at the
graves of the inebriate,-jour soul would
be overpowered with the spectacle.
Could I show you the manly form3
robbed of their beauty, the eye flashings
quenched in the wine cup, the
rnddy cheek from which rum has
wormed the rose, your souls would recoil
with horror, and you would rise
up and cry, "Begone, thou dream of
Aro ycu fond of piotures? Here is
one drawn by Solomon: "Who hath
woe? Who hath sorrow? Who hath
contentions? Who hath babbling?
Wlin TiatTi wif-Tmrjfc nmsp?
They that tarry long at the wine; they
that go to seek mixed wiae. Look
thou not upon the wiDe when it is red,
when it moveth itself aright in the
cup. At the last it biteth like a serpent
and stingetb like an adder."
"Do you know what you are doing?"
said a mother who had broken into a
restaurant, the door locked against her,
her son inside. She Same up to the
oounter and saw the man of the restaurant
mingling the intoxicating onp for
her own son. She said to the man behind
the counter, "Do you know what
you are doing?" "No," said he, "I
don't." Says she, "You are fattening
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i tains tne moss innuing passage 01
a young msm's life is when he leaves
home to make his fortune. The novelty
and the romance of the thing may keep
him from any keen sorrow, but the old
people who have seen the destruction
of so many who started with high hope
cannot help but be anxious. As long
as he was in his father's house his waywardness
vas kindly chided, and although
sometimes he thought the restraint
rather bitter and rather severe
in his calmer moments he acknowledged
it was salutary aad righteous. Through
the influence of metropolitan friends
the father has obtained a position for
hi3 son in the city. The comrades of
the young man come the night before
his departure to bid farewell to the adventurer.
The mornicR of his going
aw3y iie walks arouad the place to take
a last look at things?perhaps comes
upon some object that starts a tear,
some old familiar place, but no one
sees the tear. The trunk is put upon
the wagon, the youn? man is off for
the city, fie is set down amid excitements
and amid associates that are not
overcareful about their words their
thoughts and actions. Morning comes.
No family al-ar. Sabbath come3. No
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rur^I quiet. The sssotjUfy cok?5, |
but all the faces ale strange, snd no ;
one cares nhether he com;s tO church j
or Goes not come. ()a his wsy home
frSic the store he 9ecs a placard ao
nouncing a rare ana vivacious amusement.
He has no greeting at the door
of the boarding house. He has no appetite
for the food. No one cares
whether he eats or does not eat?rather
he would not?it is cheaper' After the
tea he goes into the parlor, tafces up a
book, finds it dull, no sister to look
over it with him. Groen up stairs to
his room in the third story, fiads it
cold and uninviting, and in despair he
rushes out, caring for nothing but to
get something to make him stop thinking.
He is caught in the first whirl of
sin. He has started out on the dark
sea where the gleam of the joy is the
flashing of the pit and the laughter is
the creaking of the gate of the lost.
On, how many graves in the oountry
churchyard which, if they could speak,
would tell of young men who went off
with high hopes and came back blastei
and orushed to disgrace the sepulcherof
their fathers!
And yet this exodus must go on.
As from distant hills the rivers are
poured down through tunnels to slake
the thirst of our great cities, so from
distant country places the streams of
incorrapt population must pour down
to purify our great cities. To morrow
morning on all the thoroughfares, in
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DLCaiJLlUUaiJ auu ?U vij lai: rr <xj uai
will be young men going forth to seek
their fortunes in our great towns. 0
Lord God of Daniel, help them to be as
faithful in Babylon as they were in
Jerusalem! Forget not, 0 my young
friend, in the great seaports the moral
and religious principles inculcated by
parental solicitude, and if today seated
in the house of God you feel the advantage
of early Christian culture forget
not those to whom you are most
indebted and pray God that as old age
comes upon, them and the shadow of
death, the hope -of heaven may beam
through the darkness. God forbid
that any of us through our misconduct
| should bring disgrace upon a father's
' name or prove reoreant to the love of
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a motner. ?ne dramatist matte do ex
aggeration when he exolaimed, l,How
sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to
have a thankless child!" Oh, that
God would help yon as parents and as
youDj? people to take to heart the lessons
of thi* important subject, and if
we shall learn ihat there is danger of
being carried into capitivty, and that
early impressions are almost ineffioeable,
aud that ther-- is something beauj
tiful in Christian sobriety, and that
I there is great attractiveness in piety
I away from home?then it will be to
I you and to me a matter of everlastiDg
congratulation that we considered ho*
| Daniel behaved when he became a col|
lege student at Babylon.
Texas Crops Damaged Five Million
Dollars by Storm.
Tne statistician 01 tae department
of agriculture has completed his inves
dgation of the agricultural situation in
those counties in Texas which were
visited by the West India hurrioane of
September 8 Reports have been received
from the department's correspondents
and from many-other prominent
citizens identified with the agricultural
and commercial interests of
southern Texa?. The special agents
have personaliy visited the storm swept
region and carefully investigated the
existing situation. Much valuable as
sistance has been rendered the department
by the census office in determining
the acreage of crops prior to the
The area under cotton in the counties
which serious damage resulted from the
storm was approximately 1,300,000
acres with a promise on September 1 of
a crop of about 640,000 bales The reduct'on
of the or >p iB estimated at
about 63,000 bales or 10 6 per cent.
Oq a basis of $50 per bale the amount
destroyed would represent a va?ue of
The area under corn is estimated at
about 925,000 acres with an estimated
production of 17,500,000 bushels This
loss, to the crop is estimated at about
a million bushels or 5 7 per cent., rep
resenting a value of about $500 000
The loss o? rice is estimated at 73,000
barrels of four bushels each, rep
resenting a value of about $219,000
Of pecans, there is an estimated loss
of 2,500,000 pounds valued at $100,000.
Three thousand trees valued at $75,000
are reported destroyed. The loss of
farm animals is estimated at 300 horses,
150 mules, 20,000 cattle, 2,800 sheep
and 900 swine, lepresenting a total
value of about $190,000.
The loss of sugarcane, sorghum and
other minor crops has not been a3cer
tained with sufficient definitensss to
warrant the publication of an estimate
Exclusive of the damage to farm pro
ducts, machinery, etc., ihe total loss ii
estimated at $5,000,000.
It should be stated that all the counties
visited by the storm were iocluded
ia the crop report issued October 10.
The Viceroy's Report Shows the Terrible
Extent of Plague.
The Viceroy of India, Lord Carson,
in a speech Friday, said the famine had
affected s quarter of the population of
India and that even now two millions
of people were receiving relief. He ex
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pre-ibeu tue uup-;, liuirevei, tint in a
month these would return to their
homes. His lordship further said that
half a million deaths were traceable to
the famine and that the loss of the
crops involved the loss of fifty millions
sterling, plus some millions for the loss
of cattle. It will never be known how
many were affected by the calamity
among the hill people and wandering
tribes, while the alms distributed were
At the end of Augast 854 lakhs of
rupees ($42,500,000) had been expended
and the government further expected
to spend 150 lakhs ($7,500,000) up to
March next. Besides this, 258 lakhs
($11,900,000) of landtsxss had been advanced
to cultivators, many lakhs of
land taxes had been remitted, 3$ crores
(35,000,000 rupees) had been ient to
tbe native States, and nearly a million
sterling had been contributed by private
Tne viceroy complimented the relief
committees, alluding to many instances
of native chivalry and devotion and to
iSoglish military aad civil servants dying
at their posts. He said the cotton
crop wa3 worth 13.009,000 pounds sterling
on the ground.
Alluding to the shocking mortality in
the native States, Lord Curson said
that, broadly speaking, no relief system
in the world could counteract the
eSects of reduced food, the cessation of
wage3, high prices and the breaking up
of the homes of millions, or prevent
pestilence following famine.
Srysn Believes That Hs Wiil
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v^arry i nis cietxion.
Description of His Special Car,
His Daily Life, Wardrobe,
Diet-, Companions
and Habits.
Mr. Bryan thinks lie will be the next
president. He has perfect faith in himself
and his theories. He knows he is
fighting his last battle. If he does not
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win tms time ne never win attain nis
ambition. He realizas that his personality
has more to do with the result
than any other faotor in the campaign,
and his plan is to get in personal touch
with as many people as possible and
make them friends.
He is never too tired to make a
speech. He never keeps the people
waiting. When his train get3 into a
town Bryan is on the back platform,
and he insists that the local chairman
shall waste no time in introducing him.
A few words is all he will permit.
Then he does the rest of the talking
himself. His hand never aches too
much to keep him from shaking hands
with every one who can get near him.
He submits to the rudest prattling with
a smile and laughs when the people
shouts, "Hsllo, Billy!" and uHowde do
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join: CL3 is campaigumg iur 1113 people
and the people can have their way.
Mr. Bryan's friends prevaiied on him
to take a private oar for the last great
swing around the circle he is now mak
ing. He protested, but they prevaiied
They told him he was killing himself
with work, and he owed it to his pirty
and himself to make himself as comfortable
as possible. So three weeks
ago the oombiufttion dining -and sleep
icg car '"Himbler" was sent to Sioux
City, la , and Bryan acd his party went
into it to stay until election day.
The '"Rambler"' is the ordinary type
of the Pullman comb: aation car. It has
a kitchen at one end, And then a living
room into which at night eight berths
oan be let down, From the dining room
a narrow hallway leads tc the observation
room at the rear and the wide rear
Mr. Bryan's stateroom is the first off
the hall from the dinning room. It has
a wide bed, that is always down, and a
little table. There is on6 camp stool in
the room. If there are two visitors one
of them has to sit on the bed. B.*yan
always sits there. There is a little toilet
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lUUUi liUU a U1U3SV, nusic uijau
a small steamer trunk, and next is another
compartment, where hid secretary,
Rjbsrt E. Ross, a Western news
paper man and brother of Mayor David
R ?se, of Milwaukee, has his typewr.t r
Secretary lt>se and Mr. Bryan's personal
representa ive, National ?'ommio
teeman James C. Dahlman of Nebraska
sleep in their room. Tnen there a-e a
couple of iockers, and that, bssides the
observation-rcom at the rear of the car,
where there are several ea?y chairs and
a louoge, is all. Dahlman is an old
friend of Bryan's. He is a small wiry,
smooth-shaven, keen-lookiag man, who
[ stands between Bryan and the ou side.
The newspaper correspondents use the
dining room for a working room and
sleep there at night.
Aside fromBryen, Dahlman andR)se
*nd the newspaper man, the only other
persons on the c?r are the negro cook,
porter and waiter. Bryan is very food
of these three men, who are the pick of
the Ptillman employees. The other day
the spccia! train was stopped out in the
country in Ohio to let a photographer
get a group picture of the party for the
Dartv's own us<*. The people were posed
alongside of the car. Just as the photographer
was about to make his exposure
Bryan shouted: "Here! wait a
minute. Where is the cook?" Aid he
insisted that the cook, the porter and
the waites should be in the picture.
Bryan is a good travelling companion,
His mos". noticeable habit is his universal
good humor. He never seems to be
out of sorts. Sometimes he is tired and
looks it, but he is always pleasant. The
State and local committees, thinking
only of their own advantage, work him
unoeasingly. They Etop the train at
places hot on the schedule and say.
"Just a few words here, Mr. Bryan, '
or ' C<">me out on the platfor here, Mr
Bryan;"' and he never refuses.
One day's life on the Rambler is much
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use anotner. rne speasiDg always oj
gins early, generally at 7 o'clock, and
before that time everybody mu^t be up
Bryan gees to bed as soon as possible
after his eveniag speech and never has
to be called. He has a suit of gray
mixed cloth he uses for day meetings,
and he jumps into that in an instant.
His shirts are all of madras cloth, most
of them blue striped and all with soft I
bosoms. He wears turn-down collars
and small string ties. Bryan has a
small, well-shaped foot for so large a
man, and has several pairs of fine calf
shoes with him. Sho83 seem to ba his
only extravagance, so far as apparel
goes. His stateroom looks like the show
window of a haberdashery store, for he
wears many shirts in a day and has
them hung around the room on lines
stretched along the walls.
Usuall tho first speeeh comes before
breakfast. Mr. Bryan always goes out
to the kitchen and drinks a cup of coffee.
Then he step3 out on the platform
and talk fives, ten, fifteen or twenty
minutes as the case may be After that
cornea oreaKiast. joryan nas a s^at as
the head of the table. If there are any
guests they sit next to him. If not the
parly consists of the candidate, Dahlman
and Rose and the correspondents.
The man at the foot of the tables serves
Bryan talks with everybody about
everything, some3times about politics,
bat generally not.
The people who wonder how he can
stand the great strain he is under
should sec him eat. That is the secret
of it. He has the appetite of a growing
boy. The man who serves sometimes
asks the others what they will have,
for there is always a choics of meats,
but he never a=ks Bryan. He takes a
liberal portion of everything there is
and generally comes back for more.
Bryan likes coffce and drinks it at
every meal. He also likes milk and
drinks that sometimes. He never
drinks any liquor or beer and does not
smoke. He does not try to force his
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ideas on omen?, uawever, aau bus iur
a fe* minutes after the cigars are
Mora likely than not the train stops
in the middle of crowd of yelling enthusiasts
while breakfast is on. Bryan
does not stop to finish his ceffee or his
ecgs. "Here we are," he say3, and
sprints for the rear platform and makes
j his spsesk Then ho eoaies back asd
j finishes his loeai. It ia the sane at
luncheon, but dinosr is always sc planI
as to give Mr. Bryan time to eat
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in comiort.
G-reat bunches of letters are banded
on the train at each stop almost. Bryan
li=s on his back on his bed, reads them
and dictates the answers to the secretary,
who psrches on the edge of the
bed and uses his knee for a desk. When
Bryan gets a telegram he reads it and
puts it in his trousers pocket. Sometimes
the pooket bulges with thirty or
forty messages.
Bryan spends most of his time in his
stateroom. Two or three times a day
he comes out into the newspaper men's
room and talks with them or comments
on some features of the day. He sees
the local dignitaries in bis stateroom,
but he is alone for a g?od many half
hours. Those on the train know he
needs all the rest he can get and keep
aw&v, and the others have to.
He reads every newspaper that comes
on the car, and is as throughly interested
in the news of the day as in
the political news. A favorite habit of
his is to bring a newspaper to the table
and comment on the news as he reads
it aloud. Yesterday he had a copy of
Friday's World at the dinner table. He
laughed at an item and then said:
'Here's a story about a hen laying a
glass egg. I suppose the Republicans
will claim that is a Denrocrtic scheme
to break the Glass Trust,"
After Bryan makes a long speech he
takes off all his clothes and is rubbed
down. Then he grabs another suit of
underwear and another blue striped
shirt and is ready for the fray again.
His speeches are necessarily on the
same topics every day, but with an eye
keen to the advantages of publicity, he
taizes on anything new that there may
be and uses it in such a way as to in
terest the newspapers.
Bryan never has any difficulty in
making himself heard, no matter how
big the crowd is. He can talk to 40,000
or to 500, and there does not seem
to be an effort about it. He is a marvelous
judge of distance, and uses only
enough voice for his crowd.
His constant outdoor work has made
him brown aj a be:rv. His hinds are
tanned like a sail.r's. They are generally
scratched on the back also, for
the thousands that grab at him sometimes
have long finger-nails.
The gray sack suit does business
through the day. At night, however,
Mr. Bryan sometimes puts on a black
cutaway coat and gray trousers, and
wears a white shirt. Ho has a silk hat
with him, but generally wears his blask
reaora. iie aoes not tase any cnances
with cold, but wears his overcoat whenever
he is driven from the car to a
Mr. Brjan's beard is black and heavy
Generally Le shaves himself with a
safety razor, bat some days the shave
is noglected, especially if there are
many speec'\e^ to be made Bis hair
has been pretty Ion;? for a couple of
week^ atd at various piaces along the
line irreverent youngsters have advised
him to get it cut. He took their advice
Bryaa's only dissipation is peanuts.
He eats them whenever he oan get
ihern. At night before he goes to sleep
he has two slices of uobuttered bread
and a glass of milk.
Tiic magnetic personalty of the man
is nowhere more apparent than in the
Rambler. Even the autocratic oook admits
"He's a mighty fine gemman, Mr,
Bryan is; 'deed he is." He is wholesouled,
j >lly, considerate and democratic.
Every man who has been in his
company for any length of time comes
away saying "Bryan's a good fellow."
Politics aside, that's it.?New York
Merely an Incident.
What a revelation to the readers of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" at would bave
been to have witnessed a little occurrence
at a momentous gathering in an
old Southern homo on Bianding street
las: Wednesday morning. The occasion
was a wedding?a happy, joyful home
wedding?the incident was when just
before leaving the house for the train,
the handsome, youthful bride slipped
away from all the gathering of merry
joyous sympathetic friends aid sought
one of the back parlors where were
gathered the old family servants. Some
of them had held her in their faithful
old arms, and guided her baby steps,
soothed her little troubles, as only a
souvhern child's black mamma could?
tended her so faithfully, loved her so
fondly and now as she stands on the
threshold of her new life their faithful
old hearts are glad for her happiness,
and no more fervent good wishes are
spoken than is expre-s jc ia their "God
blees you honey." 'God watch over
my baby always." "May de gudLawd
keep hold ob your hand honey, for de
gud cle mas;y and missy sake, and hole
it tight now de old mamma can't reach
it no mo'." Who would crave a richer,
sweeter blessing, what more was needed
to crown the happiness of- this wedding
da}! So with words of warm appre
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ciatxon aca a nana sasse ior eauu one
this Southern bride will always have
em of the warmest places in the remembrances
of her girl life ?Columbia
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Still a Democrat.
Regarding the statement made in a
recent speech by Gov. Rooseyelt that
he aras glad to see such men as Gen.
Wheeler supporting President McKinlcy
in the present campaign, Gen.
Wheeler faid Friday:
' Gov. Roosevelt is honestly mistaken.
He made the stanement on the
strength or a publication made by a
man in a New Yors district unfriendly
to me, that I had deliver a Republican
speech at Florence, in congress there
is only one member who has so long
and so consistently as I have supported
the Democratic mssures. There is no
need for me to deny tkese statements.
The people of Alarms do not doubt
my fealty to the Democratic pany."
Why She KickedA
Georgia woman sued for divorce
from her husbsnd because he insisted
on her reading some verses in the Bi*
ble before meals and several aicer.
Grove's 1
The formula is
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tion- Anxious for TJs to Pro- I
tect Church Property a
in Philippines. a
Archbishop Ireland, in conversation in
New York Friday touching the send- ^
ment at Home towards the Catholic t
church in the Philippines and in Cuba, ^
remarked that he felt quite willing to
repeat what was reoe'ntly said to him ,
in Rome on this subjeot. {
He said he did so the more readily a
beoause the eminent personages with a
whom he had the honor* of conversing c
on the matter showed themselves to {
be in no way unwilling to have the
statements made by them become pub- j
Jic. The archbishop said: c
"In one of the audiences which he ^
graciously granted me, the pope said: a
"We are well pleased with tne rela- v
tions of the American government to t
the church in Cuba and in the Philippines.
The American government gives r
proof of good will and exhibits in its r
acts a spirit of justice and of respect I
for the liberty and rights of the i
ohurch. The representations to bishops E
and others indioate this. Difficulties r
of detail occur as a conse^uencc of war i
and of newness of complexions. Bat I
we understand saoh things. We have e
confidence in the intelligence and the f
spirit of justice of the American gov- i
ernment and people and believe that g
the future will not lead us to change t
the sentiments towards it. Under the s
American government there will be o
due respects for rights of property and [
of conscience. You will thank in my a
name the pee9ident of the republic for g
what is beiDg done.' i
The cardinal secretary of State,
Rampolla, on my telling him of my I
conversation with the pope, said that I
the statements made to me by the e
pope were such as He, trom his own I
personal knowledge and belief, was a
ready to repeat, and that I was at lib- 1
erty to make them known to the American
people at large. The cardinal said n
furthermore tbat on no less than three
different occasions petitions were sent s
to the Vatican, in the name of Philippine
leaders, to have opened between f
them and the Vatican direct official relations,
but that the Vatican always re s
fused to listen to such petitions out of u
consideration for the American govern- f
meut. t
"Thechuroh, said the cardinal needs "
iD Cuba and the Philippines the cooperation
of the American government
: for its rights aEd liber vies, as indeed r
the American government needs the '
oooperatioD of the church for the paci/>
. - . .. ? ii .- )f
t notion 01 "josee countries.
"Cardinal Gotti, before his elevation
to the cardinalate, had been superior
general of the Carmelite monks and (
had established in Cuba antecedently K
to the American occupation, three j
houses of tbe order. He said to me:
'I received a few days ago letters fro m
the several Carmelite houses in Cuba.
The fathers tell ma that they enjoy, under
the present administration of the ^
island, full liberty; chat they have undisturbed
possession of all their properties,
and that they were never in bet- t
ter position to labor for the progress of
religion and the salvation of souls.' ?
' The authorities of Rome," added J
archbishop Ireland, "are informed to a
degree that both astonished and pleas- 4
ed me about matters religious and political
in the Philippines and in Cuba;
and as they have the interest of the J
aIiumIi in those countries most deeolv
at heart, and know far better than we
in America could know what the rights
of the church are and how best such rights
may be defended, Americans, 1
Catholics and others, may safely accept i
their judgment of things and not give
themselves further and needless trou- .1
ble about the religious conditions of
he Philippines or of Cuba. As a j
plain matter of fact, the only safety **
which the Catholic church at the pres- ^
ent time has in the Philippines for
the possession of ber properties and
for the lives of her priests, js the protection
afforded by the Amerioan flag,
and all this is fully understood and
recognized in Rome."
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Warfield, a negro, was "?
lynched at Elktown, Ky., Thursday, *
by a mob who took him from the ooun- -?
ty jail where he had been plaoed for J
attempting to break into a farm house
where the farmer's wife and little child
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Jryaii Supporters Fail to Get Them to
Put UpNew
York Democrats willing to back
heir political opinions ' with their
noney are beginning to tire of the
jhase after Republicans whose confidence,
according to National Commitr
.ee press agents, is such that they will
1 1 . 1 0
ay enormoas ocas on tne success 01
ftcKinley. They have searched for
hese liberal layers at home and abroad,
md the result has been uniformly the
ame. Everywhere there appears to be
i vocal willingness, but the money is
lot forthcoming.
Comes a rumor from Wall Street
hat Black, of Blank and Dash, is ofering
4 to 1 and 5 to 1 that McKinley
rill carry the country.
"Just left" "or all" taken is the
rord when Democratic money appears,
>ut next day in the Republican papfrs
appears a record of a bet, coupled with
, statement the a: .ount of the bet
lould not be ascertained, but it is supposed
to run into thousands."
According to men who bet from
udgement on the elections, 2 1 2 to 1
in McKinley is the top betting, and
rery little big money is being offered
ill XT-J. j.1 dkl AAA
ii tcose ouub. iimsre tuaa j.jVuu
pas actually wagered od Saturday, and
hat was at the office of Bell & Co.
"There are other bets," said a.pooknaker
yesterday, "ana the odds antounced
may reach as high as 3 to 1,
>ut those bets are not looked on serously.
They are regarded as in the
latnre of complimentary bets for the
mrpose of influencing opinion. That
a as much a part of the work of the
lepublican Committee as anything
lse now. They have an enormous
und, as every one knows, and by anlouncing
these bets they hope to do
;ood. As a matter of fact, I have not
teard of aDy sum of money, large or
mall, offered by a bona fied bettor at
idds of 2 i to 1 or bettor which has not
leen taken. The Republicans have
.anouacea mac me saorcesc prices tney
;ive is 2 ? to 1, bat at that we see no
aoney m eight."
As an example of the hesitancy of
lepublican bettors on last night at the
lofE&au House a Republican announcd
that he had $10,090 to bet on Mckinley
at 2$ to 1, Fialey Peter Dunne,
.uthor of the "Dooley stories." heard
"I will take a thousand o? that," reoarked
Mr. Donne quickly.
"Very well," answered the first
psaker; "I will see my principal."
"Suppose we pat up a hundred as a
orfeit?" suggested Mr. Danne. .
"Um?a ao," was the hesitating anwer.
"I don't see why I should put
;p a hundred " Then with a burst of
rankness, ''How do I know I can get
he $10.000?" '
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