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Dr. Talrr.age Tells of its Sighting j
Effect cn Mank nd.
Of These Who Worship the Golden
Calf of Modern Idolatry and
Sacrifice Themselves
on its Altar.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage shows
how the spirit of greed destroys when
it takes possession of a man and that
money got in wrong ways is a curse.
Text: Exodus, xxxii, 20, And he took
the calf which they had made and burnt
it in the fire, and ground it to powder,
a 2d strewed it upon the water, and made
the children of Israel drink of it."
' People will have a god of some kind,
and they prefer one of their own making.
Here come the Israelites, breaking
off their golden earrings, the" men
as well as the wcrnen, in those times
there was masculine as well as feminine
decoration. Where did they get these
beautiful gold earrings, comiog up as
they did from the desert? Oh, they
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they left Egypt. These earrings are
piled up into a pyaraid of glittering
* beauty. "Any more earrings to bring?"
says Aaron. None. Fire is kindled,
the earrings are melted and poured into
a mold, not of an eagle or a war charger,
but of a silly calf. The gold cools down
the mold is taken a war, and the idol is
set up on its four legs. An altar is
built in front of th9 shining calf. Then
the people throw up their arms and
gyrate and ahriek and danoe vigorously
and worship.
Moses has been six weeks on Mount
Sinai, and he comes b&ok and hears the
howling and sees the dancing of these
golden calf fanatics, and be loses his patience,
and he takes the two plates of
stone en which were written the Ten.
Commandments and fiings them so hare
against a rock that they split all to
pieoes. When a man gets angry, he is
apt to break all the Ten Command
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ments! Mcses rusnes m, ana ue uutes
this calf god and throws it into a hot
fire until it is melted all out of shape
and then pulverizes it, not by the
modorn appliance of nitromuriatic acid,
but by the ancient appliance of niter or
by the old fashioned file. He stirs for
the people a most nauseating draft. He
takes this pulverized golden calf and
throws it in the only brook which is
accessible, and the people are oompelled
to dring of that brook or not brink at
But they did not drink all the glittering
stuf thrown on the surface. Some
of it Sows on down the surface of the
brook to the river and then flows on
down the river to the sea, and the sea
takes it up and bears it to the month of
all the rivers, and when the tides set
back the remains of this golden calf
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the Hudson and the Thames and the
Tiber, and men go out, and they skim
the glittering surface, and they bring it
ashore, and they make another golden
calf, and California and Australia
break off their golden earrings to augment
the pile, and in the fires of financial
excitement and struggle all these
things are melted together, and while
we stand looking and wondenng what
will come of it, lo, we find that the
golden calf of - Israelitish worship has
beoome the golden calf of European and
American worship.
Pull aside this curtain and you see
the golden calf of modern idolatry. It
is not, like other idols, made out of
stocks or stone, but it has an ear so sensitive
that it can hear the whispers on
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street, and lootfalls in the Bank of
England, and the flattter of a Frenchman's
heart on the Bourse, It has an
eye so keen that it can see the rust on
the farm of Michigan wheat and the insect
in the Maryland peach orchard and
the trampled grain under the hoof of
the Russian war charger. It is so
mighty that it swings any way it will
the world's shipping. It has its foot on
all the merchantmen and the steamers.
It started the American civil war and ,
under God, stopped is, and it decided
the Turke-Russian contest. One broker
in September, 1869, in New York,
shouted, "One hundred and sixty for a
million!' and the whole continent
shivered. The golden calf of the text
has, as far as America is concerned, its
right front footrin New York, its left
front foot in Chicago, its right back
foot in Charleston, its left back foot in
New Orleans, and it shakes itself the
world. Oil, this is a mighty god?the
golden caif of the world's worship.
But every god must have its temple,
and this golden calf of the text is no
exception. Its temple is vaster than
St. Paul's cathedral in England, and
St. Peter's in Italy, ai>d the Alhambra
of the Spaniards, and the Parthenon of
the Greeks, and the Tsj Mahal of the
Hindoos and all the cathedrals put together.
Its pillars are grooved and
luted with gold, and its ribbed arches
are hovering gold, and its chandeliers
are decending gold, and its floors are
tessellateu gold, and its vaults are
crowded heaps of gold, and it? spires
and domes are soaring gold, and its
organ pipes are resounding gold, an i its
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peaaisare tramping goia, ana its stops
pulled out are are flishing gold, while
stand at the head of the temple, as the
piasiding deity, are the hoofs and
Bhoulders and eyes and ears and nostrils
of the calf of gold.
Further, every god must have not
only its temple, but its altar of sacrifice,
and this golde* If of the text is
no exception. I' * ritzi is not made out
of itone as other Attars; but out of
counting room desks and fireproof safes,
and it is a broad, a long, a high altar.
The victims sacrificed on it are the
Swartouts and the Ketchams and the
Fisks and 10,000 other people who are
slain before this golden calf. What
does this god care about the groans and
o triAfimo it ? With
cold, metallic eye it looks 011 and yet
lets them suffer. What an altar! What
a sacrifice of mind, body and soul! The
piysical health of a great multitude is
iiang on to this sacrifical altar. They
cannot sleep, and they take chloral and
and morphine and intoxicants. Some
of them struggle in nightmare of stocks
and at 1 o'cleck in the morning sud
danly rise up, shouting, "A thousand
s'aares of .New York Central?10S*? :
lake it!" until the whole family is
affrighted, and the speculatorsfals back <
on their pillow and sleep until they are <
awakened again by a "corner in Pacific <
Mail or a sudden "rise" ci island. i
Their nerves gone, their digestion gone 3
their brain gone, they die. The gown- <
ftd eociesiastic comes in and reads the :
funeral service, "Blessed are the dead j
who die in the Lord!" Mistake. They !
did not "die in the Lord." The golden j
calf kicked them!
The trouble is when men sacrifice '
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th3 text they act 021? sacrifice them-- :
selves, bat they sacrifioe their families. :
If a man by a wrong course is determined
to go te perdition, I suppose yott
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bis wife and children in an equipage
that is the amazement of the avenues,
and the driver lashes the horses into
two whirlwinds, aDd thes^kes flash in
the suq, acd the golden headgear oi the
harness gleams until black oalamity
takes the bits of the horses and stops
them and shouts to the luxuriants of
the equipage, "Gret out!" They get
out. They get down. That husband
and father flung his family so hard they
never got up. There was the mark on
them for life?the mark ot a split hoof
?the death dealing hoof of the golden
Solomon offered in one sacrifice on
nnoaainn 22.000 oxen and 120,000
sheep, but that was a tame sacrifice
compared with the multitude of men
who are sacrificing themselves on this
altar of the golden calf and sacrificing
their families with them. The soldiers
of General Havelock in India walked
literally ankle deep in the blood of
"the house of massacre" where 200
white women and children had been
slain by the sepoys, but the blood about
this altar of the golden calf flows up to
the knee, flows up to the girdle, flows
up to the shoulder, flows up to the lip.
Great God of heaven and earth, have
mercy on those who immolate them
selves on this altar! The golden calf
has none.
Still the degrading worship goes on,
and the devotees kneel and kiss the dust
and count tfceir golden beads and cross
themselves with the blood of their own
sacrifice. The music rolls on under
the arches. It is made of clinking sil"
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ver and clmkipg gold ana caeratuiug
speoie cf the bamcs and brokers' shops
and the voices of ali the exchanges.
The soprano of the worship is oarried
by the timid voices of men who have
just begun to speculate, while the deep
bass rolls out from those who for ten
years have been steeped in the seething
oaldron. Choru3 of voicss rejoicing'
over what they have made; ohoras of
voices wailing over what they have lost.
This temple of whioh I speak stands
open day and night, and there is the
glittering god with his four feet on
broken hearts, and there is the smoking
altar of sacrifioe, new victims every
moment 011 it, and there are the kneeling
devotee?; and the doxology of the
worship rolls on, while death stands
with moldy and skeletoo aim beating
time for the chorus?"More, more,
Some people are very much surprised
at the actions of people in the Stock
Exchange, New York. Indeed, it is a
scene sometimes that paralyzes description
and is hevOnd the imagination of
any one who has never looked. What
snapping of finger and thumb and wild
gesticulation and raving like hyenas and
stamping like buffaloes and swajingto
and fro and jostling and running one
upon another and deafening uproar,
until the president of the exchange
strikes with his mallet four or live times,
orying, "Order, order!" and the astonished
spectator goes out into the fresh
air feeling that he has escaped from pan|
demonium. What does it all mean?
1 will tell you what it means. The devotees
of every heathen temple cut
themselves to pieces and yell and gyrate.
This vociferation and gyration of the
Stock Exchange is all appropriate.
This is the worship of the golden calf.
But my text suggests that this worship
has to be broken up, as the behavior
of Moses on this occasion indicated.
There an; those who say that
this golden calf spoke n of in the text*as
hollow and merely plated with gold,
nfrhp-raricA MnsAs nnnld not have carried
it. I do cot kaow that but- somehow,
perhaps by the assistance of his friends,
he t&kes up this golden oa)f, which is
an infernal insalt to God and
man, and throws it into the
fire and it is melted, and then it comes
out and is cooled off, and by some
chemical applicance or by an old fashioned
file it is pulverized, and it is
thrown into the brook, and as punish
ment the people are compelled to drink
the nauseating stuff So you may depend
upon it that G-od will burn and
he will grind to pieces the golden calf
of modern idolatry, and he will compel
the people in their agony to drink it.
If not before, it will be so on the last
day. I know not where the fire will be
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giu, wiietuer at tu?3 u* jj^uibard
street, whether at Shoreditch or
West End, but it will be a very hot
bhze. All ihe government securities
of the United States a.nd Great Britain
will curl up in the first blaze, .ill the
I money safes and deposit vaults will
melt under the first touch. The sea
will burn like tinder, and the shipping
will be abandoned forever. The melting
gold in the broker's window will
burst through the melteo window glass
into the street, but the flying population
will not stop to scoop it up. The
cry of "Fire!' from the mountain will
be answered by the cry of "Fire!'' in
the plain. The conflagration will bum
out from the oontinent toward the sea
and then burn in from the sea toward
the land. New York and London with
one cut of the red scythe of destruction
will go down. Twenty-five thousand
mileaof conflagration! The earth will
wrap itself round and round in shroud
of flama and lie down 1:0 perish. What
then will become of jour golden calf?
Who then so poor aa to worship it?
Melted or between the upper and the
nether millstone of falling mountains
ground to powder. Dagon down, Moloch
down. Juggernaut down, golden caif
But every day is a day of judgment,
and God is all the time grinding to
meces the eolden calf. Some years
ago in a time of panic wo learned as
never before that forgeries will not
pay, that the watering of stock will
not pay, that the spending of $50,000
on country seats and a palatial oity residence
when there are only $30,000 income
will not pay, that the appropriation
of trust funds to our own private
speculation will not pay. We had a
great national tumor in the shape of
fictitious prosperity. We called it national
enlargement. Instead of calling
it enlargement we might better
have called it a swelling. It was a
tumor, and God cut it out, and the nation
was sent back to the principles of
our fathers and grandfathers, when
twice tbree made 6 instead of 60 and
when the apples at the bottom of the
barrel were just as good as the apples
on the top of the barrel and a silk hand- ,
kerchief was cot half cotton aud a man j
who wore a $5 coat paid for was more
honored than a man who wpre a $50 coat 1
not paid for. ;
The modern golden calf, like the <
one of the text, is very apt to be made i
out of borrowed gold. These Iseraliies
sf the text borrowed the earrings of
the Egyptians and then melted them
into a god. This is the way the gold- ]
2n calf is made nowadays. A great i
many housekeepers noi; paying for the <
articles they get borrow of the grocer
md the baker and the butcher aud the
;ry j?eods seller. Then the retailer- ]
borrows of the wholesale dealer.^ i
Ihen the wholesale dealer borrows of c
?h? sapitriisii sad we. barrel ?sd ta?* j
rotf and borrow until tbs community j
is divided into two classes, thosd who | <
borrow and those wboare borrowed of, j
sna alter awnne cue capitalist wauia
hi^ money, and he rushes upon the
wholesale dealer, and the vrhcleBaio
dealer wants his money, and ho rushes
upon the retailer, and the fetai'er
wants his money, and he rashes on the
customer, and wo all go down together.
There is many a man this day who
rides in a carriage and owes the blacksmith
for the -tire ond the wheelwright
for the wheel and the trimmer for the
curtain and the driver for unpaid
wages and the harness maker for the
bridle and the furrier for the robe,
while from the tip of the carriage
tongue clear back to the tip of the
camel's hair shawl flattering out of the
back of the vehicle everything is paid
for by notes that have beea three time3
I teli you tbat in tnis country we
shail never get things right until we
stop borrowing and pay as we go. It
is this temptation to borrow and borrow
and borrow that keeps the peopie
everlastingly praying to the golden calf
for help, and just at the miaute they
expect the help the golden calf treads
on tbem. The judgements of God,
like Moses in the text, will rush in
and break up this worship, and I say
let the work go on until every man
shall learn to speak the truth with his
neighbor, and those who make engagements
shall feel themselves bound
to keep [them, and when a man who
will not repent of his business iniquity,
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nibal appetite by devouring widow's
houses, shall, by the law of the land,
be compelled to exohange the brownstone
front for the penitentiary. Let
the golden calf perish!
But, if we have made this world our
god, when we come to die we shall see
our idol demolished. How much of
this world are you going to take with
you into the next? Will you have
two pockets?one in each side of your
shroud? Will you cushion your oasket
with bonds and mortgages and
certificates of stock? Ah, do! The
ferryboat that crosses this Jorban takes
no baggage?nothing heavier than an
immortal spirit. You may, perhaps,
take $500 with you two cr three miles
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in tne snape 01 iunerai irsppiDxa iv
the oemetary, but you will have to
leave them there. It would not be
safe for you to lie down there with a
gold watch or diamond ring. It would
be a tempation to (he pillagers. If we
have made this world our god, we shall
see our idol when we die ground to
picoes by our pillow, and we shall have
to drink it in bitter re?rets for the
wasted opportunities of a lifetime.
Soon we will be gone. Wqere are the
men who tried Warren Hastings in
Westminster hall? Where are the
pilgrim fathers who put out for Amer
iea? Where are the veterans who on
the Fourth of July, 1794, marchcd
from New Y.rk park to the Battery
and Area a salute and then marched
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DacK again: arm tee society m tuc
Cinoinnati who dined that afternoon at
Tontine oof house on -Wall street?
and G.-aot'Thoburo, wHo that afternoon
waited 15 minutes at the foot of maiden
late for the Brooklyn ferryboat,
then got in and was rowed aoross by
two men with oars, the tida so strong
that it was an hour a^ ten minutes
before they landed? Where are the
veterans that fired the salute and the
men of the Cincinnati society who
that afternoon drank to the patriotic
toast?and the oarsmen that ro<?ed the
boat? and the people who were transported?
Gone! Oh, this is a fleeting
world! It is a dying world. A man
who had worshiped it all bis days in
his dvine moment describad himself
w'aeu he said, ''Fool, fool, fool!"
I want you to change temples and
to give up the worship of this unsatis
fyiog and cruel god for the service of
the Lord Jesns Christ. Here is the
gold that will Dever crumble. Here
are the banks that will never break.
Here is an altar on which there has
been one sacrifice that does for all,
for "by one sacrifico hath Christ perfected
forever them that are sanotifiei."
Here is a God who will comfort you
when you are in trouble and soothe
you when you are sick and save you
when you die. For he has said:
''When thou passeth through the waters
I will be with thee, and through
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when thou Wiiikest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burnsd, neither shall
the flame kindle upon thee."
When your parents have breathed
their last and the old, wrinkled and
trembling hands con no more be put
upon your head for a blessing, he will
be to you a father and mother both,
giving you the defense of one and the
comfort of the other. For have we
not Paul's blessed hope that as Jeaus
died and rose again, "even so them
also which sleep in Jesus shall God
bring with him." And when your
children go away from you, the sweet
darlings, you will not kiss them and
sar ffnnrlbvfl fnrfl7fir. He onlv wanta
to hold them a little while for yon.
He will give them back to you again,
and he will have them all waiting for
at the gates of eternal welcome. Oh,
what a G-od he is! He will allow yoa
to come so close that you can put your
arms around his neck, while he in response
will put his arms around your
neck, and all the windows of heaven
will be hoisted to let the redeemed
look out and see the spectaole of a rejoicing
father and a returned prodigal ,
locked in that glorious embraos. J
Quit worshiping the golden calf and
bow this day before him in whose
presence we must all appear when the .
world has turned to ashes.
WHen snriveiing luce a parcnea ,
The flaming heavens together roll,
When louder yst and yet more dread
Shells-the high trump that wakes
the dead.
Shall Not Be Queen. (
A stormv debate was participated in 1
in the lower house of the Hungarian j
parliament on the Archduke Ferdin- ]
and's renunciation of olaim to the Hung- <
arian throne in behalf of the issue of j
his morganatic marriage. Francis i
Kossuth had insisted on the right , of s
Countess Chotek to become queen of
Hungry, and the premier, Koloman de
Selle, had declared this was impossible.
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tumult, with deafening cries of "She 1
shall be queer.!" When quiet was re- 1
siorv-i thu prenrcr espre-sed the greatest
reapect tor ths wife of Archduke
Ferdinand, but explained that it was
impossible to alter the law of succession. *
This explanation, he followed with a :
strong appeal to the chamber to pass 1
the bill confirming the renunciation. ^
Gainesville, Ga., Dec. 8, 1899 ^
Pitts' Antiseptic lnvigorator h*a ;j
Deen used in my family and I am per '
'ectly satisfied that it is all, and will
io all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. 0. Dorssy. 1
P. S.?I am using it now myself. ?
[fc's doing jne good.?Sold by The Mur- *
ay Drug Co., Columbia, 8. C., acd ail A
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BtttthS Assistant Scot Two Sobbsia j
and Saved Money.
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uour jjanan micers attempted to rob
Pay Ck-rk Wm. Hosier of the Southwest
Uonnelisville Coke company,
while making his trip between Pittaburg
Pi., and Alverton with the pay
roll ot the Alverton and Tarr Works,
amcuatmg to $4,000. Mr. Hosier is
dead, his companion, Harry Burgess,
messecger of the company, is wounded;
two of the Italians are dead; a third
fatally wounded and the fourth in jail.
Hosier and Burgess left this city at
1 oclock this afternoon with the safe
containiDg the money to pay off the men
at the Alverton and Tarr Werks. As
they reached the summit of the long
hill above Morewcol, just below which
lies Alverton, a large coke town, without
a second warning, the four Italians
fired a volley from their hiding place
and sprang forward firing as they ad
vaneed. Mr. Hosier fell dead, at the
fLst volley. Youag Burgess, though
wounded, was able to return their fire
with effect and one of the number at
the horseheads fell dead. A second late
he fired his revolver in the very face
of another, and as he fell his remaining
companions became terrified and leaving
the dead, one set out with the
wounded one over the hill to the south
in ihe direction of the Allice mines.
Burgees managed to drive on into
Alverton with the bodv of Mr. Hosier
and the safe, where he gave the alarm
Mount Pleasant and vicinity with the
cleric-il force of the coke company turned
out 500 strong headed by Lieut,
John G-. Thompson, of Company E, and
soon corraled the two, who had ooncealed
themselves in a iidd on the
Durstine farm, a mile or so from this
A summons to surrender was answered
by a volley in whioh one of the
posse received a slight wound on the
chest The outlaws, from their fortified
position, made a fierce stand for a
few minutes until ono of the posse succeeded
in getting in the rear. He shot
one through the head, killing him instantly.
The other surrendered and
was brought to the office of Squire
Rhodes and remanded to jail.
In the meantime another divison of
the posse overhauled the third wouldbe
robber, who had received a ghastly
wouad. The ball, entering his mouth
and penetrating his head, came out at
the back of his neck. He is not expected
to recover.
Tragic Death, of an Augusta Police
Sooner than become a burden to
those he loved and should support Policeman
David Redd sent a bullet crashing
through his brain last Wednesday.
The circumstances surrounding tbe
dsaih of this officer are not only tragic,
bat extremely sad. The act was ot-m
mltted in the presence of his fond old
mother, who vainly sought to snatch
the pistol from his hand while the old
muzzle wa3 against ths temple and the
finger trembled on the trigger. H. r
eif irts were unavailing, for before she
could reach her son's bide and at leas;
divert the aim of the deadly weapon,
pressure was applied to the trigger, the
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report resounaea tnrougn tne nou?e
and the son fell back upon bis bed, covered
with blood, in the thoresof death
David Radd had been a member of
the police force for several years and
wa3 considered faithful and efficient in
every regard. He was popular with
his comrades and erjoyed the full confidence
of his superior officers Up to
two jears ago the deo<a-ied was haie and
hearty, but at that time a bad cold was
contracted and it rapidly developed into
consumption. Mr. Redd steadiiy
retrograded in health and was compelled
b?- leason of his illness to lose rnuih
time. Be had been u:able to respond
to his duties for three days before his
death, although he hadgane to the upper
barracks from his - heme, 2 007
Greene street, three times to report for
work arid each time was so weakened by
the walk that he was unable to go out
with his squad. This state of affairs
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naa a very aepressing enecc on me man
and a sort of melancholy fixed itself
upon him
Mr. Redd left his house and went to
the barracks, in the hope that he would
be able to go our, Lat again the exer
tiou proved too much for him and he
had to sit at the barracks and rest.
He walked slowly back to his home in
West Ead, and on the way complained
to several friends of hi3 deplorable condition.
Arriving at home he had a
long talk with his mother, his wife and
little child being in another room. To
his mother he complained most bitterly
of hiscoadition and told her that he
intended killing himself, as he saw no
hope for an improvement in his condition.
He furiher stated that he did
not wish to become a burden on his
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wue ana.' mutaer, me ones taat ue
should support and sooner than do so
he would blow his brains out. The
mother tried to dissuade him from such
thoughts, but never entertained the
idea that he contemplated immediate
There was a flatter of some sort
among the poultry in the yard about this
time and he oalled his mother's attention
to it. The good old lad v went to
tin door and looked out. When she
returned she was horrified to see her
son sitting on the edge of the bed with
the pistol muzzle against his right temple.
She screamed and dashed forward,
but too late. Coincident with
her act the finger pressed the trigger
and the ball sped on its mission of
dpafrh arifJ tlift fnr.d narrvnt. saw har
child fall over on the bed, his brains
oozing from a cruel woucd in the head.
Mr. Redd lived about 30 minutes, but
was unconscious all the while.
The ball had entered the head, just
ibove the right ear and ploughed its
way through ihe centre of the braia,
making its exit jast over the left ear.
Mr. Redd had realized his dangerous
jondition for some time and on July 5th
joined the church. The deceased
Fas 40 year3 of age and leaves a wife
md child, besides other relatives."
How's This?
We o5er One Hundred Doi.Ws Re
ivaru iui any ajl vat-aiiii tuai uauiot
be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO Props.,
Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, haye known F.
F. Cheney for the last 15 years and beieves
him perfectly honorable in all
msiness transactions and financially
tble to oarry out any obligations made
>y their firm.
(Vest & Fruax, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo, 0. Walding, Kinnan &
Martin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken interlally,
acting directly upon the blood
,nd mucous surfaces of the system.
Mce 75o. per bottle. Sold by all
^wn/T/Tis^n oii m Aniol a frAA
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
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Ail umeiai isiiiieiia mat win interest
The fhal bulletin for the season on
he condition of the crop in the cotton
belt States has jast been issued as follows
by director Blytbe of the New
Orleans saction of the crop and climate
service of tho United States weather
The mean temperature for the week
was decided above normal; the least
departure was an excess of 6ix degrees
and 7 degrees at San Antonio and Corpus
Cbristi, respectively, while at all
Vrt/tnlo* TTTArt f 1"! / ?* a f f C r\v*> a
utuci ic^uioi r?v>?cuvi> l/ulc&u auaiivua
in the cotton belt the excess ranged
from 9 to 15 degrees, except at Charleston,
where in was 8 degrees above normal.
There were few, either regular or
special, stations of the weather bureau
in the cotton belt at whioh there was
not mere or less rainfall during thp
week. At many places the amount t r
precipitation was greater than the
average or the requirements, and at a
few it was exessbive. The greatest
total amount reported was 7.05 incles
at Lake Charles, La., and 7 inches of it
fell between 8 p. in. Wednesdy and
7 am. Thursday.
HP a aw rr?? n 4?*ta
juuuioiaua?-luo vtcatnci vras mu j
warm and wet during the past week for
the best interest of agriculturists,
exoept the truck farmers.
Cotton picking was interrupted, and
that yet in the field was injured to
some extent by the rains; where not
open is rottiDg in the boll; very little
top crop has been made or 13 expected;
correspondents report that with few exceptions
cotton has been ginned and
marketed as fast as picked.
The threshing of rice was also interrupted
by the frequent and in some
places heavy rains, but it is estimated
that ever half of the crop has reached
ti\e mills. All mills in the rice growing
districts are reported to bo running
to their full capacity.
The continued warm weather has
kept sugar cane green and growing,
and, although grinding is in operation
in all sections, the work is not being
pushed, mainly for the reason that the
jield of sugar per ton is yet bslow avni
* i
erage. Tonnage or cane is aiso reported
to be disappointing on the many
The most of the fall planting has been
done, but as a rule planters are waiting
for cooler weather to windrow seed for
spring planting.
The condition of fall gardens and
truck has improved during the week.
Texas?"Weather generally favorable
for farming opcriuoas esoept scattered
showers retarded cotton picking, but
generally good progress has been made
except here and there pickers are
scarce, crop mostly gathered in lower
Brazos bottoms and some other scattered
localities, elsewhere picking onehalf
to three-fourths done, the staple
is generally g-od; corn gathering proeressiug
tlowiy oa account of all time
briag given to cotton picking; wheat
do'.i-g well; noe haivesting neanng
completion; truck gardens doing well.
Oklahoma Territory?Weather during
the week was generally *arin and
clear, favorable for cotton picking
which is now well advanced, the yield
?i;l bo some* hit greater than had been
expected, grade not so good, top crop
still opening, but jieli promises to be
Arkansas ?Heavy rains were general
on the 22i and 26th, local rains on the
27ch and 28J), retarded cotton picking
to some extent, but it has been pushed
as rapidly as the weather would permit;
pickers scarce in some localities;; worms
are destroying the top crop in borne localities:
in others it is still making,
but the vield will be lieht and the
qua'ity poor: corn about all gathered,
although damaged to some ex;eattfce
yield is generally better than expected
Mississppi?Cloudy and rainy weather
has limited farming operations and
damaged open cotton, which is neaaly
all picked, yield v^ry small; rail heavy
in northern and western counties; considerable
corn gathered, some damage
by moisture; potato crop good.
Alabama?General rams the firat
two days, heavy to excessive in some
places, causing damage to late cotton,
thereafter very favorable, practically
all cotton picked, though some very
Jate is stzil maturing; yield lignt; com
housed in fair condition, but yield
li^ht; minor crops satisfactory; sowing
of wtieat and oats continues.
Georgia?Weather favorable for saving
cotton, sowiog grain and germination
of seed in ground; about all the
cod on crop has been saved and the
staple is generally good, there will be
no top crop; a large acerage will be
sown in wheat, in some fields wheat is
growing nicely.
Florida?"Warm, with rainfall irregu
larly distributed; cotton picking was
active; in some seotions the crop is
about gathered, in other localities pick
mg will continue for several weeks;
cane, sweet potatoes and vegetables
are doing well; oranges are coloring
rapidly; some heavy shipments made,
South Carolina?Week partly cloudy;
warm and heavy rains in plac;s, interfering
with finishing picking, altough
scarcely any cotton is in the fields, except
iu! places an immature top orop
unlikely to open; minor crops imt roved
and oat seeding made good progress,
but no wheat was sown.
North Carolina?Light rains early in
the week, otherwise weather very fine
and exceptionally warm for the season;
winter wheat and oats growing rapidly;
some boils of cotton still green and immature,
but wili not open.
Tennessee?Heavy rains first of the
week hindered cotton picking and damaged
the staple, but warm, favorable
weather promotes top growth and adds
materially to yield, crop mostly gathered
and marketed and much below the
average in yield; wheat seeding delayed
iD many sections for fear of fiy, early
sown coming up and growing well;
corn dried rapidly and is mostly housed
with light crop.
Killed by a Fall.
A dispatch from Spartanburg to The
State says Fr.day afternoon a colored
Katt T.^olia 1 A TTAOi?a TT7Vi11 n
u\jj uauitu vtjuaiw
driving a wagon to which two mules
were attached, met with a tragic death
near Fair Forest, in this county. The
boy, with his parente, lives on the
farm of Mr. John Frey, near Fair. He
was hauling up a load of corn. The
mules, for some reason, became frightened
and ran at break neck speed.
The boy was thrown from the vehicle
and lit head foremost in a gully. His
skull was crushed and be was instantly
Attempted Suicide.
t? ann! rrn o "p.innrtl 1 tt*v* /% fjm a /*an.
-LVUOOJ. J LL JJ.. i. Clltii, TTJUU TT ?C WU'
victed of the murder of Express Messenger
Lane, attempted to commit suicide
at Mary'sville, Ohio., last week,
by smothering himself. He wrapped
the bed clothing tightly about his head
and turned over on his face. When
his purpose was discovered the guards
pulled the clothes elf, while Ferrell
1 ought to prevent their removal.
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The formula i
know just what yo
do not advertise th<
their medicine if y<
Iron and Quinine pi.
form. The Iron
malaria out of the ?
Grove's IS the Ori
Chill Tonics are irr
that Grove's is si
are not experiment
and excellence ha
onlv Chill Cure sc
the United States.
A Ghastly CargcA
few days ago there arrived
at San Francisco a ship with a
cargo which illustrated some of
the beauties of of our imperialistic
experiment in the Philippines.
It was the transport
Sherman from Manila, and it
brought home troops whom we
had sent to conquer the Filipinos.
On their arrival at San
Francisco they were in the following
condition: Dead, 51;
^ 1_ A ,~*ry 1 ^ j. fn.
sick, 40/; convalescent, oo; insane,
The transport Meade is now
on her way across the Pacific
with 300 of our soldiers who
"have been shattered in mind and
body by service in the fearful
climate of the Philippines. The
transport Logan is trailing behind
the Meade with 273 sick
soidiers, many of whom will
probably be dead before they
reach San Francisco.
As the Atlanta Journal says
"there is nothing to expect but
that this ghastly procession
from Manila to San Francisco
will continue' indefinitely and
ships bearing back to our shore
dead, dying sick and insane
men whom we sent forth strong
and hearty will pass on the sea
ships carrying other men to a
like sacrifice. It is stated that
20,000 men should be sent to the
Philippines at once. How many
of them will come back unimpaired?
Ho w many of them will
never come back? How many
of the 70,000 now in the Phillippines
will be sacrificed or ruined
for lif?
"It is not strange that the
people of the United States are
getting very tired of the Phillippine
war with its drain upon
the manhood and the treasure
of the country, a war which
would have been averted if the
administration had been true
to the principles and traditions
of our country and which is being
waged upon a people whose
only crime is that they are fighting
There is one Hall of Fame in
? 1- : -1- xl T
wmun uue uarno ux xjcc win uc
enshrined as long as time and
memory shall last, and that is
the hearts of a people who knew
him in the day of prosperity,
tried him in the hour of darkness
and found in him the gentleman,
the soldier, the patriot,
the Christian, the greatness that
makes men great, the traits that
bring men love, devotion, and
willingness to die in any cause
they might espouse with him as
Senator William Lindsay of
Kentucky, who will retire from
Dublic life next March, has de
r /
cided to join the colony of former
statesmen who are practicing
law in Ifew York city. Like
J. G. Carlisle, he went back on
the people who honored him.
and hopes to be rewarded for
being a Southern renegade by
the trusts The
Chicago papers' tell of a
seventy year old man who left
that town on a bicycle and
made 205 miles in less than two
days. He seems to have been in
a hurry to get away from. Chicago.
He was lucky in having
a bicycle. Some men tramp or
commit suicide to get away from
The Limestone, Ala., Democrat,
covers the whole subject
in a few words when it says
that "Gen. Lee's name will
honor the Hall of Fame much
more than the Hall will honor
It my be of interest to call attention
to the fact that the
Hawaiian government is whiaout
funds to pay its current expenses.
The wealth of our colonies
seems to be chiefly rhetorical.
Leading Chicago physicians '
declare that the drink habit is j
growing among American wo- ,
men. It is a general complaint
in cities, and that, too, among 1
the 400. Drinkiog among society
women is a growing evil not
confined to Chicago.
a Vermont man defends Lee's
name and says in the New York
Times: "He was an American
as much as Grant, and if he had
had the men and means behind
him that Grant had he would
have whipped us.'7
Wade Hampton was for Bryan.
He is a man of honor and
no political trimmer like Butler <
ana s<?rne otners. j:
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s plainly printed on every
u are taking when you take
k.11 1UI UlUld IVilVJ w lug uiav. y
)ii knew what it contained,
it up in correct proportions a
acts as a tonic while the
system. Any reliable druggis
gstsai and that all other
litations. An analysis of oth<
iperior to all others in e\
ing when you take Grov
,ving long been establishe
>ld throughout the entire
No Cure, No Pay. Prict
A New Cure For InsomniaMany
people claim that the; cannot
sleep well at night. Some of them
drink too much coffee, smoke too nuty
cigars or torment their stomach* at
pupper, etc., etc. Bat there is hope
for all the sleepless by a very simple
device. Victor Smith savs, in th?
New York Press: *1 suppsse all of
us are suffering from the invasion of
eleotricity. My old friend Bounce,
who was a victim of insomnia for 40
years, thinks he slters now better than
any man on earth. Ha lost his way in
the Adriondaoks and stayed over mgnt
in the cabin of a forester. His sieep
wa< the sleep of a man just made perfeot,
and in the morning he found that
he had not moved half an inoh. It's
the insulation,' the forester insisted.
'You city folk are kiilin' yourselves
with contact. If you'll break the con?
tact you'll be able to sleep and get your
nerves *back. This mr.uer of contact
was finally explained to mean that our
bed posts are in contaot with the floors,
the floors with the walls and the walls
with Mother Eirth, so that whatever
1 ^?
per* Jliai ina^ueiaoiu a iuau nao m llxuj
goes away in the night time, leaving
him like a log on the mattress. The
forester had obtained four glass insulators
from telegraph poles some?
here and screwed them on the posts
of his gaest bed, so that the electrioty
could not run away. Bounce, the
very day he got home, insulated his
bed, and from that moment to the
present his insomnia has bees- banished."
To Bob the SouthA
bill to reapportion representatives
among the state in aocordmoe with the
twelfth oensua will be introduced in
congress this winter, and it is ex pec ted
to lead to bitter partisan debate. The
n - i l._ : A.
.RepuDncans nave a piau iu iocceraa. Lite
basis of re presentation so aa to give one
re resentative to 200,000 people, instead
of one to 173,000, aa at present. By
this means they calculate to reduce the
number of representatives from the
Southern states, which are always
Democratic, and increase the representation
from the northern states,
which are generally R-publican. In
this way they hope to take much of the
political power from the South.
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It Leads in Workmanship, Beauty,
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When ordering needles send
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irv a, ckiAKL jrvu wui yioiBC u> giiien
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' T-" :JjS
ou would noc buy
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t will telJ you that
so-called Tasteless
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;d. Grove's is the
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