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Saved From Fx'inctior. by J ?- i
hosheba's Heroic Deed.
RjV. Dr, Talmage Draws a Useful
Lessen From the Rescue
of Joash From the
Murderous Athaliah.
In this discourse on a neglected incident
of the Bible Dr. Talmage draws
f?rtw>^rs-+?nor Ipssrtnp. and SQSW5 that
ouuav wvmtiavamm^
all around us are loyal natures that We
may help deliver. The text is II King?
xi, 2, 3: "Jehosheba, the daughter of
King Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took
Joash, the sou of Ahaziah, and stole
him from among the king's sons which
were slain, and they hid him, even him
and his nurse., in the bedchamber from
Athaliah, so that he was not slain
And he was with her hid in the house
of the Lord six years."
Grandmother are more lenient with
their children's children than they
were with their own. At 40 years ot
age if discipline be necessa- y chastise
ment is used, but at 70 ine grandmother,
looking upon the misbehavior
- * ii-it- , j
ol tiie granacana, is 3po.iogeue auu u?posed
to substitute conreotionery for
whip. There is nothing more beautiful
than childhood. Grandmother
takes out her pocket handkerchief and
wipes her spectacles and outs them on
and Iooks down into the face of her
mischievous and reballious descendent
and says: "I don't think he meant to
do it. Let him eff this time. I'll be
responsible for his behavior in the future."
My mother, with the second
generation around her, a boisterous
crew, said one day: "I suppose they
ought to be disciplined, but 1 can't do
it. Grandmothers are not fit to bring
? j-V.-1 J? ?
up graiiuuiiiiujrcu. nan hub au
text we have a grandmother of a different
I have been at Jerusalem, where the
ooourrence of the text took place, and
the whole scene came vividly before
me while I was going over the site of
the ancient temple and climbing the
jt towers of the king's palace. Here in
W the text it is old Athaiiah, the royal
v murderess. She ought to have been
honorable. Her father was a king,
gjjlir Her husband was a king. Her son was
a king. And yet we find her plotting
for the extermination of the entire
royal family, including her own grandchildren.
The executioners' knives
oka cjV* oTho mIoao 7C rpfl with I
the blood of princes and princesses.
On all sides are shrieks and bands
thrown ap and straggle and death groan
No mercy! Kill kill! Bat while the
b? ivory floors of the palace run with carnage
and the whole land is nnder the
shadow of a great horror a fleet footed
woman, a clergyman's wife. Jehosheba
by name, stealthily appraches the im
perial nursery, seizes upon the grandchild
that had somehow as yet escaped
f massacre, wraps it up tenderly but in
haste, snuggles it against her, flies
down the palace stairs, her heart in her
Iao^ Via in fVnc
uuvav ioug vo UAkwivtvu au
compassionate abduction. Get her out
of tne way as quick as you can, for she
carries a precious burden, even a young
king. With this youthful prize she
^ ' presses into the room of tbs ancient
temple the church of oiden time, un
wraps the young king and puts him
down, sound asleep as he is and unconscious
of the peril that has been
threatened, and there for six years he
is secreted in that ohurch apartment
Meanwhile old Athaliah smacks her
lips with satisfaction and thinks that
? all the royal family are dead. But the
six years expire, and it is time for
young Joash to come forth ana take
the throne and to push baok into disgrace
and death old Athaliah.
The arrangements are all made for
political revolution. The military
come and take possession of the temple,
swear loyalty to the boy Joash and
stand around for his defense. See the
sharpened swords and the burnished
* shields! Everything is ready. Now
Joasb, half sfrighced at the armed
tramp of his defenders, seared at the
vociferation of his admirers, is brought
orth in lull regalia. The scroll of
authority is put in his hands, the coronet
of government is put on his brow,
*?- -- and the people clapped and waved and
huzzaed and trumpeted. "What is
that?" said Athalaih. "What is that
sound over in the temple?" And she
flies to see, and on her way they meet
here and say: "Why, haven't jou
heard? You thought you had slain all
the ryoal family, but Joa3h has come
to light" Then the rojal murderess,
frantic with rage, grabbed her mantle
and tore it to tatters and cried until Bhe
foamed at the mouth: ''You have no
right to crown my grandson. You have
no right to take the government from
my shoulders. Treason, treason!''
While she stood there crying that
the military started for her arrest, and
she took a short cut through a back
door of the temple and ran through the
royal stables, but the battleaxos of the
military fell on her in the barnyard,
and for many a day when the horses
were being unloosened from the chariot
after drawing out young Joash the fiery
steeds would snort and rear passing the
place as they smell the place of the
The first thought I hand you from
this subject is that the extermination
of righteousness is an impossibility.
When a woman is good, she is apt to
be very good, and when she is bad she
is apt to be very bad, and this Athaliah
was one of the latter sort. She would
exterminate the iast soion of the house
of David, through whom Jesus was to
come. There was plenty of work for
embalmers and undertakers. She would
clear the land of all God fearing and
Iattiwap x/x/'vtnI r\ C ^ a rrAn 1 ^ r?Ti a ^
end to everything that could it anywise
interfere with her imperial criminalty.
She fold3 her hands and says:
"The work is done. It is completely
done." Is it? in the swaddling clothes
of that church apartment are wrapped
the cause of God and the cause of good
government. That is the scion of the
house of David.
It is Joash, the God worshiping reformer.
It is Joash, the friend of God.
It is Joash, the demoralizer of Baalitish
idolatry. Kock him tenderly, nurse
him gently. Athaiiah. 5 on may kill all
tne other children, but you cannot kill
him. Eternal defenses are thrown all
around him, and this clergyman's wife,
Jehosheba, will snatch him up from the
palace nur0", ?nd will run down with
Mm ink lac c juse ot the Lord, and
there 9he will hide him for six jears,
and at the end of that time lie will
come forth for our dethronement and
Well, my friends, just as poor a botch
does the world always make of extinguishing
righteousness. Superstition
rises up and says, "I will iust put an
2nd to pure religion." _Dom!tian slew 11
M 000 Christians. Diocletian slew 844.- j t
)00 Christians. Atfi the soythe of per 11
secution has been swung through a!! j v
the ages, and the fiimes hissed, and thi c
eruillotine chopped, and the B tstilie j fc
groaned, but did the foes of Christianity 1
nx'erminate it? Did they exterminate \
Alban. the first British sacrifice, or
Zm-gli, the S*iss reformer, or J )hn
U'dcastle, the Christian nobleman, or
Aodallah, the Arabian martyr, or Anne
A*kew or S znders or Craumer? Great
*ork of ex-ermination they made ot' it.
Just at the time when they thought
they had slain all t&e royal family of
Jesus some Jor.3a would spring up and
out aiid take the throne of power and
wield a very scepter of Christian dominion.
Infidelity ?ays, "I will exterminate
the Bible," and the Scriptures were
thrown into the street for the mob to
trample on, and they were piled up in
the public squares and set on fire, and
mountains of indignant contempt were
hurled on them, and learned universities
decreed the Bible out of existence
Thomas Pain said: In my 'Age of
Reason' I -have annihilated the Scriptures.
Your Washington is a pusillanimous
Christian, but I am the foe of
Bibles and of churches." Oh, how
many assaults upon that word! A'l the ,
hostilities that hav ever beeu created |
on earth are not to be compared with (
the hostilities against that one book t
Said one man in his ibfidel desperation (
to his wife, "You must tot be reading ;
chat Bible," and he snatched it away ,
from her. And though in that Bible <
was a lock of hair cf the dear child? j
the only child that God had ever given j
them?he pitchedthe book with its j
contents into the fire aiad stired it with
the tongs and spat on it and cursed it 1
and said, ''Susan, never have any more ;
of that damnable s:uff here."
"CT/^ttt nr.oir.TT i rt?Tn ^ n oj flt*:?Aniz *(3
JLIV/If JJ4C9J4J v9? - ,
atieuapts have been made to exterminate j
that Bible? H?ve its enemies done it? |
Have they exterminated the American i
Bible societj ? Have they exterminated ,
the British and Foreign Bible society? (
Have they exterminated the thousands .
of Christian institutions whose only ob
ject it is to multiply copies of the
Scriptures and spread them broadcast j
around the world? They have exter- ,
minated until instead of one or two j
copies of the Bible in our houses we
have eight or ten, and we .pile them up
in the corners of our Sabbath school ,
rooms and send great boxes of them
everywhere. If they get on as well as
they are dow going on in tho work of
extermination, I do Dot kno# but that
our ohildren may live to see the millen
nium. Yea, if there should oome a
time of persecution ia which all the
known Bibles of the earth should be
destroyed, all these lamps of hf j that
blaze in our pulpits and in our families
extinguished, in the very day that infidelity
and sin should be holding jubilee
over the universal extinction there
would be in some closet of a backwoods
churah a seoreted copy of the Bible,
and this Joash of eternal literature
would come out and come up aod take
the throne, and the Athaliah of infidelity
and persecution would fly out the
baok door of the palace and drop her
miserable carcass under the hoof3 of the
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horses ot tne *mg s staoies. i ou cannot
exterminate Christianity! ?ou cannot
kiJl Joash?
The second thought I hand you from
my subject is that there are opportunities
in which we may save royal life.
You koow thaf. profane history is replete
with stories of strangled monarchs
and of young princes who have been put
out of the wa>. Here is the story of a
young king saved. How Jehosheba;
the clergyman's wife, must have trem
bled as she rashed into the imperial
nursery and snatched up Joash! How
she hushed him lest by his ory he hinder
the escape! Fiy with him Jehosh
eba! You hold in your arms the cause
of God and good government. Fail,
and he is slain. Suaceed, and you turn
the tides of the world's history in the
right direction. It seems as if betweeD
i-nnnrr ini! hie acaassins
is nothing but the frail arm of a woman.
But why should we spend our time in
praising this bravery of expedition
when God asks the same thing of you ;
and me? All around us the imperiled i
children of a great king. They are I
born of Almighty parentage and wili <
come to a throne or a crown if permit- i
ted. But sia, the old Athaliah, goes i
forth to the massocre. Murderous <
temptations are out for the asssassina- i
tion. Valens, the emperor, was told j
that there was somebody in his realm <
who would usurp his throne and that 1
the name of the man who should be the '
usurper would begin with the letters i
T, H, E, 0, I', and the edict went '
forth from the emperor's throne, "Kill i
everybody whose name begins with T, <
U IE Ti " At?5 hnnrf-rftde and i
-"J "?
thousands were slain, hoping by that
massacre to put an end to that one
usurper. But sin is more terrific in its
denunciation. It matters not how you
spell your name, you come under its
knife, under its sword, under its doom,
unless there be some omnipotent relief
brought to the rescue. But, blessed be
God, there is such a thing as delivering
a royal soul. Who *ill snatch away
This afternoon in your Sabbath
school class there will be a prince of
God, some one who may yet reign a3
king forever before the'throne; there
will be some one in your class who has
a corrupt physical inheritance; there 1
will be some in your class who has a 1
father and mother who do not know 3
how to pray; there will \ j.some one in 1
your class who is destined to command *
in church or state, some Cromwell to 1
dissolve a parliment, some Beethoven 1
to touch the world's harp strings, some <
John Howard to pour fresh air in the 1
lassretto, some Florence Nightingale *
to baniage the battle wouids, some *
Miss Dix to soothe the crazed brain, 1
some John Frederick Oberlin to ed- <
ucate the besotted, some David Brain- 1
erd to change the Indian's warwhoop 1
to a sabboth song, some John Wesley $
to marshall three fourths of Christen- J
dom, some John Knox to make queens 3
turn pale, seme Joash to demolish idol- 3
ond ctrilro fnr t'no fcirnri?nrtl
heaven. There are sleeping in your J
cradle3 by night, there are playing in
your nuseries by day, imperial souls
waiting for dominion, and whichever
side the cradle they gee out will decide
the destiny of empires. For each
one of those children sin and holiness
contend?Athaliah on the one side,
Johosheba on the other. But I hear
people say: "What's the use of bothering
children with religious instruction?
Let them grow up and choose
for themselves. Don't interfere with
their volition." Suppose some one
had said to Jehosheba: "Don't interfere
with that young J oash. Let him
grow up and decide whether he likes
the palace or not; whether he wants
to be king or not. Don't disturb his
volition." Johesheba knew right well 1
that unless that day the young king i
was rescued he would never be reecued (
at all. I tell you, my friends, the 3
reason we don't reclaim all our child- <
ren from world iness is because we begin
too late. Parents wait until their i
children lie before they teach them 1
he 7ala? of fratb. They wait until j 1
heir chi-dren ssvear before they teach i i
beta the importance of richteos* con- J i
eroatioa. They vjifc u^til rheK j c
hildren are all w:ai>t up io ihis world t
lefore they tell th^m vf & better wcrid j
foo late with jonr prayers. Too iare i
lafct* wiih I (
ru-u ;vui \*~^ ?
'our benediction. Yju put all ca~e j
ipon y>ur childrea betwrerj 12 aud 18 i
i\Thy do you not put the chief care bo <
ween 4 and 8? it is too lita to re
>air a vessel when it his got out of the
Irydocka. It is too late tu save Joash
ifter the executioners hare broken in.
!klay God ami us all for this work of
matching royal souls from death to
Can you imagine any sublimer work !
;han this soul saving? That was what i
luahed Paul's cheek with enthusiasm;
:hat was what led Munson to risk his
ife amid Bornesian cannibals; that
pras what sent Dr. Abeel to preach un- 1
Jer the consuming skies of China; that 1
uras what gave courage to Pkoca3 iu 1
ihe third century. When the military
vffi.vrs me to tut him to death for 1
Christ's sake, he put them to bed that
hey might rest, while he himself went
5ut and in his own gardea dug his
jrave and then osme bask and said,
"I am ready." ' Bus they W; re shock3d
at the idea of taking the life of
their host. He said, "It is the wilf
)f God that I should die," and he
stood on the margin of his own frave,
md they beheaded him. You say it
is a mania, a foolhardineis, a fanaticism.
Rather would I call it a glorious
3elf abnegation, the thrill of eternal
satisfaction, the plucking of Joash
from death and raisin'; him to coronation.
The thirl thought I hand-to you is
that the church of God is a good hilling
place. When Jehosheba rushes
into the nursery of the king aad picks
ap Joash, what shall she do with him?.
Shall she take him to some room in
the palace? ' No, for the offoial desperadoes
will hunt through every nook
and corner of that building. Shall she
take him in the residence of some
wealthy cuizcn? No; that ciuzen
would not dare to harbor the fugitive.
Bat she has to take him somewhere.
She hears the cry of the mob in the
streets; she hears the shriek of the dying
nobility; so she rushes with Jeash
anto the room of the temple, into the
house of Gad, and there she puts him
down. She knows that Athaliah and
her wicked assassins will not bother
the temple a great deal. They are not
apt to go very much to church, and so
she sets down Joash in the temple.
There he will be hearing the songs of
the worshipers year after year; there
he will breathe the order cf the golden
censer?; in that sacred spot he will
tarry, secreted until the six years have
passed and he come to enthronement.
Would (rod that we were all as wise
c .rohnsAha and lcnftw thaf, rthnrn'n
of God ia the best hiding place! Perhaps
our parents took us there in our
early days. They thatched U3 away
from the world and hid us behind the
baptismal fonts and amid the Bibles
and psalmbooks. 0 glorious enclosure!
We have been breathing the breath of
the golden censers all the time, and
we have seen the Lamb on the altar,
and we have handled the vials in which
are the prayers of all saints, and we
have d -reit under the wings of the
cheribim. Glorious inclo3ure! When
my father and mother died and the
property was settled up, there was
hardly anything left. But they
endowed us with a property worth
more than any earthly possession because
they hid us in the temple. And
when days of temptation havo come
upon my soui I have gone there for
shelter, and when assaulted of sorrows
I have gqne there for comfort, and
there I mean to live. I want, like
Joash, to stay until ooronation.
0 men of the world outside there, betrayed,
caricatured and cheated of the
world, why do ycu not come in through
the broad, wide open door of Christian
communion? I wish I could act the part
of Jehosheba today and steal you away
from your perils and hide you ia the tem
pie. How few of us appreciate the fact
that the church of Q-od is a hiding
place! There are many people who put
the church at so low a mark that they
begrudge it everything, even the few
dollars they give toward it. They make
no sacrifices. They dole a little out of
their surplusage. They piy thejr butchjr's
bill, and they pay thsir doctor's bill,
and they pay their landlord, and they
pay everybody but the Lord, and they
some in at the last to, pay the Lord in
bis church and frown as they say:
'There, Lord, it is. Send me a receipt
in full and don't bother me soon again."
fhere is not more than one man out of
\ thousand that appreciates what the
jhurch ia. Where are the souls that put
uside one-tenth for Christian institutions?one-tenth
of their inoome?
Where are those who, having put aside
f r\-n m f/antK rr ti nftn if. onrfrt! 1 t? ?
Why, it is pull aad drag and hold on
ind grab and clutch, and giving is an
iffliotion to most people who it ought to
5e an exhilaration and a rapture. Ob, !
:hat God would remodel our souls on
;his subject and that we might appreciate
the hou^e cf God as the great
efuge! If your children are to come up !
io lives of virtue and happiness, they 1
yili come up under the shadow of the
jhurch. If the church does not get them, |
,he world will.
Ah, when you pass away?and it will .
iot be long before you do?when you
pass away, it wiil be a satisfaction to see
rour children in Christian society. You
vant to have them sitting at the holy
lacraments. You want them mingling
n Christian associations. You would
ike to have them die io the sacred prejinots.
When you are on your dying
)ed and take your little ones come up to !
;ake your last word and you look into
iheir bewildered faces, you will want to
eave them under the church's benidiotion.
1 do not care how hard you
ire; that is so. I said to a man of the
fforid: "Your son and daughter are
joingtojjin our churoh next Sunday. '
Save you any objections?1' "Bless
foul'' he said. "Objections? I wish aU I
ny children belonged to the church. I
lon't attend to those matters myself? 1
[ know I am very wicked- -but I am
rery glad they are going, and I shall be (
;here to see them. I am very glad, six;
[ am very glad. I want them there."
A.nd so. though you mav have been wan
lerers from God and though you may
aave sometimes caricatured the church <
)f Jesus, it is your great desire that
rour sons and daughters should be
standing all their lives within this
sacred inclcsure.
More than that, you yourself will 1
ffant the church for a hiding place when :
ihe mortgage is foreclosed; when your i
laughter, jast blooming into woman- .
tiood, suddenly clasps her hands in a <
slumber that konws no waking; when
jaunt trouble waiks through the parlor i
and the sitting room and the dining :
hall and the nursery, you will wane 1
V.U A h
some of yon have been run upon by I
misfortune and trial! Why do you not
some in-o the shelter?
Church of God, be a hiding place to ;
ill these people! Give them a seat
where they can rest their weary souls.
JL .
i <?b mw?iiwmni ra?. mm ****** niw* v
j'ias'i soma light from your chandeliers
jpoa their darkness With some soothng
hymn hush their griefs. Oh. church
>f God, gate of heaven, let hi; go
ihroag'ii'i! AU other iiatitut-ioDS are
roine to f?il, but thn churoh of God?
V ? 3. ~J" A Uc
AS MUQUdllUU 13 IU?3 Vi XiitCD, iVD
jharter is for everlasting years, its keys
ir^ h- Id by the universal Proprietor,
i*.? <3 vidend is heaven. its president is
jr ?o!
Siire as thy truth shall last,
To Z on shall ba given
The hizest glories earth oan yield
And brighter bliss of heaven.
God grant that all this audience, the
youngest, the eldest, the worst, the
best, may find their safe aud glorious
biding piace where Jcash found it?in
the temple!
An Important City.
The Newport News Herald figures
out the election down to New York
oity, and says t'-.e v)te of that city wi 1
decide the itsie between Bryan aiid
McKinley. Tne Herald says the night
of November 6th will find naif the people
of the United States watching the
bulletin boards to lea:n the news from
the election. Tncse pfople will closely
scan every report that is flashed over the
o]fc.'fnr. wires and soma of tham will en
tertain tbems -Ives comparing the returns
from some preciact in Oregon
with the fienres made by the same prenint
in 1896 The same figureing will
be nadewith othvpre ?ntshere5 the: a
aud everyvfLere aiK*wr thisbroau ianc.
Bat all this wiil be useless and idle
worJs To find out who shall be the
next President of the United States,
the man who watches the bulletin board
has only to watch the returns from New
York city. No matter how many other
states Mr. Bryan or Mr. McKlnley may
carry each of them needs the vote of
>f<iw York. The creat State that casts
36 electoral votes is absolutely pivotal.
It will make one candidate and unmake
the other. It will dictate the policy of
tbft government through the comiag
four years.''
l'ho Herald goes on to say that "Mr.
Bryan's chance for carryiog the State
lies in the power of Tammany Hall to
roli up a majority of 100,000 for him in
the city of New York?in Greater
N-w Yerk. Mr. Croker Siya
it can he done. He says it shall be
done. Republicans on the other hand
are loudly proclaiming that Mr. Bryan's
msjority in New York city will fall a
long way under 100,000. Some claiming
that it will sjarcely reach 25,009.
The difference between 25,000 and 100000
is great, great enough to changc
the electoral vote of the State and the
electoral vote of the Empire State is
great enough to say who shall be President.
The Republican vote in the
Sta e above the Brjnx cannot overcome
100,000 Democratic plurality in
the city, while it can really overcome
25,000 plurality. Ic thus comes to pass
that New York city is the pivot. If
Mr. Croker and his co workers correct
ly estimate the v<tias of the grea-, to**n
vi_ o 11 u^L-v?
JiT. JLJIJrifcLi Will UUUUjJy tliC UitC
House after March 4, and the trusts
and combines wiil ha?e to face an Attorney
General that knows not New
We do not agree with The Herald.
If Bry<m iseltcted, a&d we believe he
wi 1 be unless tlaona oaa succeed in
having the election, he will go in oa a
tidal wave that wili make the vote of
NTo.of Ynrk State nnnftcoesp.arv for hia
success. New York will be 12 Bryan's
column, but it will not be necessary to
secure his election. Tne Republicans
hope to buy up the small farmer m the
doubtful States and thus save them to
McKinley. As we said above, this is
the oniy chance they have of winning.
We hope and trust that ihcy will not
succeed in carrying cut their debanching
process. If they do not Bryan will go
in on the biggest tidal wave ever known
in our political history.
A Boston Post View.
The Boston Post says the political
situation now closeiy resembles thaf of
1892. "Nothing was more positive,"
it declares, "than the conviction of the
Republican managers in 1892 that Harrison
wnn'.d h>> rfi filftfttfld. Th? r>nnn
try was highly 'prosperous' and the
'full dinner paii' was strongly in evidence.
Industrial trusts were booming
all over the land under the stimu
lus of the McKinley tariff. All the
machinery of the government wa3 in
the hands of the Republicans and was j
worked for the advancege of the R3 j
jublican candidate. Ail the 'protected'
industries aid the monopolies
receiving favors through Republican
legislation in Congress were liberal contributors
to the party campaign fund.
There was money in plently for political
U3e, there was apparent prosperity
tnroughout the land, and there was the
prestige of being 'in.' At this period
of the campaign, two weeks before election,
Harrison was declared the winner
by almost any majority, hardly short of
unanimity. But Cleveland swept the
country. Tne result of the contest
this year turns upon five states which
are doubtful, althouge claimed by each
side respectively. These are Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and New
York. All of these states were carried
for McKiDley in 1896, Kentucky alone
giving oae of its electoral votes to Bryan,
if half of their votes 3an be held for
McKinley this year he will be re-elected;
if Bryan can win back a little more
than haif of their combined electoral
vote, in addition to the states which
he carried four years ago, he will win.
It is not even neoessary that Bryan
should carry New York in order to oarry
the election, Illinois, Indiana and
Kentucky will give hioa enough.''
Brethren who have been demoralized
by the New York Herald and other
sheets might find encouragement in
Hot, Pure and Simple.
The New York Sun says Henry
Voorce Brandenburg, senior member of
the firm of Henry Voorce Brandenburg
& Co., of Wall street, said on Saturday
tbat while the public was informed in a
general way of the fact that capital was
waiting before investing to sea the out
come of the Presidential contest, there
was no conception among moss people
of the tremendous amounts which
waited only the assurance of continued
Republican control to begin the development
of new industries. "I do not believe
that the people realize the exteDt
of this condition," said. Mr. Brandenburg.
"Millions of doHarsare being
Held oacs unui tne election ia over.
When the money ia put into these enterprises
that are now standing still,
thousands of workingmen will be employed.
So you see that the capitalist
and the laborer are both affected by the
present condition." This is rot, pure
and simple, put out for the purpose of
helping the Kepublicans. If we mistake
not, the Sun, and most other liepublican
papers, claim that there is no
chance whatever of Bryan's election.
t - - ? a.??? ?rtHorrfl^
JLI LOIS IS true, wny D JLLUuiu bu^oo
gigantic financial echemes he held back?
In publishing such stuff as the above
the Sun and other Republican newspapers
discredit their own claims that
McKinley will s*eep the country next
Of Certain Cities to Voters of the
The mayors of the several cities interested
have issued the follo??iog
j ?ict stress to the people of the
Sf.a<e in r gard to the? proposed constitu*'onal
amendment to be voted
upon at the coming general election.
To the Voters of South Carolina;
At the last session of our general
assembly, through the efforts of onr
respective senators and representatives,
the following amendment to the constitution
of onr State was passed by
the requisite majority of both the senate
and the house of representatives,
and will be sabenitted to you at the
general electioa on the 6th day of
November next:
"A Joint Resolution proposing to
amend section 7. article Vlll. of the
constitution, relating to municipal
bonded indebtedness:
''Section 1. Be it enacted by the
general assembly of the State of South
Carolina, that the following amendment
to section 7, of article Vlll, of
the constitution, be agreed to: Add
at the end thereof the following words:
Provided, that the limitation imposed
by this section and by section 5,
article IV, of this constitution, shall
do: apply to bonded indebtedness in
curred by the cities of Colombia, Rock
Hill, Charleston and Florence, where
the proceeds or the said bonds are ap
plied solely for the purchase, establishment,
maintenance or increase of
water-works plant or sewerage system;
and by the city cf Georgetown, when
the proceeds of said bonds are applied
solely for the purchase, establishments
maintenance or increase of wa;or work,
plant, sewerage system, gas, and electric
light plants, where the entire rev
enue arising from the operation of such
plants or system5, sball be devoted solely
and exclusively to the maintenance
and operation of the same, and where
the question of incurring such indebtedness
is submitted to the freeholders
and qualified voters of such municipality.
as provided in the constitution^
upon the question of other bonded indebtedness.
Approved the 19th day of February,
A. JD. 1900.
We believe if the vital importance
of this amendment to our oities waa
understood by yon, there would be no
dcubt of its being ad jpted by an overwhelming
Fearing taat you may not appreciate
the imperative necessity of giving our
municipalities the opportunity of deciding,
each one for itself, whether we
should increase cur resp9ctive debts
for the sols purposes named, we appeal
to you to give us this right of choice.
All must realize that without an
abundant supply of good water, suitable
for all purposes, and without a
proper system of sewerage, whioh can
not be made efficient without this
water supply, the growth and the health
of any municipality must be seriously
We believe there is no other measure
orprojact possible, for the advancef
/mi* MifnAa r> o r? nArn r.o m
UiCLIl \Jl UU1 bU^U vau VVlU|/Oi&
in importance with an abundant water
supply atd a proper system of sewerage,
aad without these, in our opinion,
they caunot advance in prosperity or
population as they should do.
Section 13, of artide 2, of the constitution
of South Carolina, adopted
December 3 1895, provides:
. Section 13. In authorizing a special
election in any incorporated city or
town in the State for the purpose of
bonding the same, the general assembly
shall precribe as a condition precedent
to the holding of said election
a petition from a majority of the freeholders
of said oity or town ss shown
by its tax books, and at suoh elections
all electors of such city or town who
are duly qualified for voting under section
12 of this article, and who have
paid taxes, 8tate, oounty and munsci
pal, for tbo previous year enau De allowed
to vote; and a vote of the majority
of those votingia said election shall
be necessary to aushorizj the issue of
3aid bonds.
And sections V and VII of artiole
VIII of the constitution confirm and
anr reiterate the same provisions.
You will ece therefore that the
adoption of this amendment will not
commit any of our communities to an
issuance of bonds, or to municipal
ownership, bat will only confer upon
us a power in these respects that
we do not now possess.
And the conferring of this authority,
ia the event that other plans prove
impractical or undersirable for procuring
for us these vital essentials to oar
very life and growth, will be under
these most ample safe guards provided
by thp constitution of the State.
JLne cousuiatioa a? quuueu suuve
now wisely surrounds this question of
increasing the debt of any municipality
with such provisions and limitations,
j as require the consent of a majority of
[ both the real estate owners and of the
qualified voters in each place to any
issuance of additional munioipal bonds.
The amendment submitted to your
I votes recogQiz2s and repeats the constitution
Should this Qamendment be adopted
by the voters of the State, and approved
by our next general assembly,
neither of our cities can issue a single
bond nor increase their bonded debt a
single dollar, by any action whatever
of our municipal authorities, unless
and until in each city, first, '"a majority-of
the freeholders" petition those
authorities to order a special eleotion,
at that, nnftnial election a "maioritv
of the qualified eleotors" vote to issue
these bonds for the special purpeses
named in the amendment, and for no
other purpose whatsoever.
Unless this constitutional amendment
is adopted, "the freeholders and
qualified voters" in neither of our
cities can have the privilege or option
of issuing bonds for the purpose cf
acquiring these necessities, so essential
to health, life and prosperity, even if
all "the freeholders and all the qualified
voters" were unanimous in their
de^re to do so.
We therefore appeal to you, our fellow
citizens, to help us secure by your
votes for the adoption of this amendment,
the right to decide for ourselves,
subject to the limitation of the constiinfirtn
rtf Sftntll HAMIIHA. aboVS Sfifc
fortb, these blessings so essential to
our health and prosperity, which our
own people are praying for, and a prayer
which we feel sure our fellow South
Carolinians will not suffer to pass unheeded.
Yours respectfully,
F. S. Earle,
Mayor of Columbia.
J. J. Waters,
Mayor of Rock Hill.
W. D. Morgan,
Mayor of Georgetown.
W. H. Malloy,
Mayor of Florence.
J. Adger Smythe,
Mayor of Charleston.
yarn Mil?a miujw aif^i?nw?p?<mmn iwii .una
Warby Wine, tin MurcUrcr of Mr H.
H Paulling, Hang
'Warhv Wir/v thfi mnr^fer nf Mr
H H. Paulliog. was hang ia the corridor
of the 0 angeburg county j iii
en last Friday m the presence of about
seventy witnesses. About one thou -and
people were on tbe outside, bat the/
could not see the execution, The prxs
oier was baptizied by Rev. Jones, the
pastor of the colored Baptist church, on
last Saturday aua professed conversion.
Sheriff Dakes wax very liberal in his
time allowance to the prisoner. Shortly
before 1 o'clock the march frem the cell
to me gallows was commenced, the culprit
joining with his spiritual adviser
in singing a hymn, which lasted some
time after the place of execution was
reached. Rev. Jones made a few appropriate
remarks, after which the
prisoner was given an opportunity to
speak. He was perf ;ctly cool and in
possession of all his faculties. He
said that he realized that he had only
about five minutes longer to live and
would soon be before his Maker, whom
he felt had pardoned him and would re
ce've him in lit avei. He w*a guilty
out had re pe n tea a ad had no fear of
the hereafter.
Aiccr tnis a teeiiog ana earnest
prayer was offiered by the minister
Just as the preacher said "amen" the
trip was sprung and simultaneously
the prison clook struck the hoor of 1.
The only hitoh in the whole affair ac
curred just as the trap was sprung.
Oae cf the man's feet caught in the
rope which supported the trap and for
Dearly a minute he lay suspended by
his feet and neck. This oiroumstanoe
probably prevented his neck from being
broken, as there was no "drop." Deatn
wa3 caused by strangulation. In 14
minutes he was pronounced dead by
Drs. Djyie and Jclforas, aad in 25 the
bsdy was cut down. The remains were
interred by the county.
It will be remembered that on the
night of Decembar 17, 1898, Mr. H. H
Pauling was found wouudeu in an old
field near Fort Motte. He did not live
long after being found, and died without
saying who had shot him. By ac
cident almost Warby Wine, Major
Q-reen and two other negroes were associated
with the crime. They were
arrested. At the trial Wine and Green
were convioted, and the other two were
discharged. They left for Darts un
known as they have not been seen or
heard of since The evidence produced
on the trial was quite strong.
Finally Wine confessed that on the
night of the murder he and Green were
going along the road and that he bad
tired at an oblect lying cn the side of
the road, supposing it 10 besoms animal.
He claimed that ho and Green passed
on without stopping. This, of coarse,
was not trae, as Paulling's watch was
in Green a possession, proving conclusively
that the deceased had been rob
bed, as stated by h m before his death.
Green tesuned thac ihe watoh had
been given him by Wine, but the evidence.
clearly showed that both were
conoemed in the robbery.
Wirie aad Green were both conv'oted
and sentenced to be hang. The caae
was aDDealed to the suurcme court, but
the verdict W3S sustained. The governor
was then appealed to in behalf of
the criminals, but lie also refused to
interfere unul Thursday, when Wine
made a confession, in which he stated
that he alone killed Paulling and Green
had nothing to do with it. Upon the
strength of this confession Gov. McSweeney
commuted Green's sentence
to imprisonment in the penitentiary
for life. Ho is now in that institution.
Wine's was about thirty years old and
Green about twenty five.
New York Herald's Forecast.
According to the* New York Herald's
forecast of the election, published ten
days ago, McKinley is as good as elected.
'lne Herald gives McKtnley 282
AUAfAvio] TTAtofl Rfnan nnlxr
it gives Ohio, Indiana, Maryland and
West Virginia to McKinley. It also
gives him Kansas and ionr of the extreme
Western States that Bryan carried
in 1896. It giyes Bryan eleven
less votes than he received in
1896. The only gain it gives Bryan is
the vote of Kentucky. If there is &
tidal wave for McKinley the Herald's
forecast may prove true, otherwise
Bryan will be elected. The New York
correspondent of the Louisville Courier- i
Journal has dissected this forecast and
his conclusions are interesting. He
"How the Herald oan concede a Republican
loss of 150,000 in New York
State and still give McKinley States
that Bryan carried in the West in
1896 is perplexing. Is Bryan stronger
East now and weaker in the West than
la 1896? If so, why would he not
carry Marryland, Delaware and West
Virginia? If Bryan, aooording to the
Heralds forecast, has gained 150,000
votes in New York and 40,000 votes in
jNew Jersey in four years, would not
the same percentage of gains give him
Maryland, Indiana, West Virginia and
Delaware? Certainly it would.
"In 1896 McKinley carried Ohio by
47,498; now the Herald gives him but
35, J00, or a loss of 12,500. If Bryan is
going to gain 12 500 votes in Ohio, why
should he loss 12.300 votes in Kansas?
The Herald forecast is all rot and a
bundle of inconsistencies. Bryan has
oa -mTinfi (iKtriftfl nf ftn.rrvioi7 Ohio. In
?""??? V?V ?" ? ? J
diana and Illinois as Mo Kinley. The
eleciorial vote of these three states ia
sixty-two. Added to that which the
Herald gives him, 165, makes 227, or
three more than requirdd to elect.
"If the Democrats of Indianapolis
cut the McKiniey majority of 1896
down from 7,000 to 2,5u0, as they say
they will, Bryan will cairy Indiana,
"If the Democrats of Cnicago carry
Cook county, as they say they will, by
30,000, Bryan will carry Illinois,
fer Cook County gave. McKiniey 71000
in 1896.
4'If the Democrats of Cincinnati,
nnlnmhtf* and Davfcon
VAVrVAHUVj vw. ?>? ???
do one-half of what John R. McLean
and Tom L. Johnson gay they will,
Bryan will carry Ohio. L. W. Habeman,
one of the most intelligent German-American
citizens in the country,
who has made a thorough canvass of
Ohio, told 'me this morning that 65
per cent, of the German vote and all
the Quaker vote of Ohio would go for
Bryan. Haberman says that Bryan
will carry Ohio by -30,000. 'Golden
Kule' Jones, of Toledo, who received
100,000 votes for Governor a
year ago, tells me that Bryan will get
two-thirds of that vote."
A Sew Rice Huller.
Patents have been taken out for a
rice-fcuHing machine, invented by a citizen
of Cincinnati. The working part
of the machine is a carborundum wheel,
or cylinder. There are corrugations
on the surface and these are deep and
I sharp enough to cut th9 hull without
injuring the kernel, The nee win De
fed upon the roil from the hopper above
and a stiff brush will hold the grain to
the wheel while the hull is being taken
off. A fan will then separate the husk
from the grain.
Novembar Weather.
The to'iowiDg data, covering a per-!
iod of 29 yeaTs, have been compiled
from tne weather bureau records at
C harks on for the month of November
for the past 29 years:
Mean or normal temperature, 58 degrees
The warmest month was that of 1896,.
with an average of 63 degrees.
The coldest month was that of 1872,
with, an average of 54 degress.
The highest temperature was 83 degrees
on November 23 1899.
The lowest temperature watt 23 degrees
on November 30. 1872.
a? _ ^
xxvciagc uaic uu niiiuu mat
frosfc occured in autumn, November 30.
Average date 011 which last "killing"
frost occurred in spring, March 3
Average for the month, 2 99 inches.
Average number of days with 01 of
an inch or more, 8
The greatest monthly precipitation
was 7 54 inches in 1888.
The least; monthly preoipitatton was
0 33 inahes in 1886.
The greatest amount of precipitation
recorded in any 24 consecutive hours
was 5 94 inches on November 16
and 17, 1899.
Clouds \nd Weather,
Average number of clear diys, 13;
nartlv cloudy davs. 10: cloudv dava. 7.
The prevails* winds have been from
the northeast, 22 per centum.
The highest velocity of the wind wss
46 miles from the east, on November
14 18S8.
L. N. Jesunoftky,
Local Forecast Official,
Weather Bureau.
m.JJ- A m:.
xeuuy vjrows lixesome.
The Baltimore News, which is supporting
Mc&tnley is not so well pleased
with Kooevelt and his methods in this
campaign. The News takes a shot at
him thus: Governor Roosevelt does
not appear to be very comprehensive of
the impationceof the. American people
with a nun who harps too much on one
string, especially when that string
strikes a jarring and unnecessary note.
It has been the habit of Governor
Roosevelt for several weekes past to
answer those who attend his meetings
to cheer for Bryan with the injunction:
41 Why don't jou cheer for Aguinaldo?''
and ' Why don't you cheer for Altgeld?"
Of course, this silences the
enthusiasm some solitary individual
here and there might have been bcld
enough to manifest for Bryan; but it
has become tiresome. Governor Roosevelt
is not hard up for arguments in
this campaign that he is compelled to
resort this kind of claD trao "
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for any case of Catarrh that cannot
be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Props.,
Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, hayo known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years aad believes
hitn perfeotly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations made
by their firm.
West & Feuax, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo,. 0. Walding, Kinnan &
Maryin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
flail's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting direotly upon the blood
and muoous surfaces of the system.
Price 75 c. per bottle. Sold by all
Druggists, Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Boxers on Tod.
The governor of Hong Kong, China,
had been informed that 4,000 villagers
ia the Sasntochuok-Kwaishin distriot
were attacked by rebels at Pengkok.
The villagers were defeated and 2,000
of them killed. The rebels, who lost
400 killed, burned two villages containing
3,000 houses. A force of 2,000
troops went to the assistance of the
villagers and engaged the rebels on
October 22ad. No details of the resuit
have been received. Gen. Ho,
with 2,000 troops has returned to Hong
Kong, having burned the villages of
Shan Chautin and Malantau.
Nothing In It.
The Mobille Register says "much is
made by the republican journals of the
v i.: XT XT L
ueiucg uu lue eiuuuuu iu itew jlu?,
but a correspondent of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch writes that there is nothing
in it. There is not, he says* $100,000
wagered in New York on the election,
and th9 talk about betting is a
bluff for election purposes."
Wouldn't Do in Politics.
Because a bar-keeper put an overripe
egg in his gin fizz, a St. Louis
man bro.se all the furniture in the saloon.
Saoh a person would not make
a patient ?impaign orator. He would
be apt to lose his temper the moment
the audience began to ask questions.
jaaana is xw^ut.
Senator Hanna may be right in eay
icg that a panic would follow the eleotion
of Bryan. Suppose now, it was a
panic of the trusts.
A Warning.
A Kalamazoo, Mich., woman has
actually talked herself to death. Now,
ffirlfl. will von be aniet?
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