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An Especially Timely Discourse
By Rev. Dr. Talmage,
Is the Most Faithful to His Country
and to His Fellow Men.
An Example From the
Life of Daniel.
THs discourse of Dr, Talmage is appropriate
for all seasons, but especially
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tion. The text is, Daniel vi, 16,
"Then the king commanded, and they
brought Daniel and cast him into the
den of lions."
Darius was king of Babylon, and the
joung man Daniel wa2 so much a favorite
with him that he made him prime
minister, or secretary of state. But * >
man oould gain tuoh a high position
without exciting the envy and jealousy
of the people. There were demagogues
in Babylon who were so appreciative of
taeir own abilities that they were affronted
at the elevation of this young
man. Old Babylon was afraid of young
Babylon. The taller the cedar the
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ning. Demagogues asked the kirig to
make a decree that anybody that made
t petition to any one except the king
during a period of 30 days should be
. put to death, jvicg Darius, not suspecting
any foul play, makes, that decree.
The demagogues have accomplished
all they want, because they
know that no one can keep Daniel from
sending petitions before Grod for 30
So far from being afraid, Daniel goes
on with his supplications three times a
day and is found on bis housetop making
prayer. He is caught in the act.
He is condemned to be devoured by
the lions. Rough executioners of the
law seize him and hasten him to the
cavern. I hear the growl of the wild
beasts, and I see them pawiog the dust,
and as they put their mouths to the
ground the solid earth quakes with
their bellowing. I see their eyes roll,
and I almost hear the fiery eyeballs
snap in the darkness. These monsters
approach Daniel. They have an appetite
keen with huoger. With one
stroke of their paw or one snatcn 01
their teeth they may leave him dead at
the bottom of the cavern. Bat what a
strange welcome Daniel receives from
these hungry monsters! They fawn
?-- around him; they lick his hand; they
bury his feet in their long manes. That
night he has calm sleep with his head
pillowed on the warm necks of the
tamed lions.
But not so well does Dariu3, the sing,
sleep. He has an attack of terrific insomnia.
He loves Daniel and hates
this stratagem by wnich he has been
condemned. All night long the king
walks the floor. He cannot sleep. Ac,
the least sound he starts, and his fiesh
creeps with horror. Ee is impatient
for the dawning of the morning. At
the first streak of the daylight Darius
hastens forth to see the fate of Daniel.
The heavy palace doors open and clang
shut long before the people of the city
waken. Darius goes to the den of the
lions. He looks in. All is silent.
His heart stops. He feels that the very
woist has happened; but, gathering all
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Jus strengtn, ne buoucs inrouen tae
rock, "O Daniel, is thy God whom thou
lervest continually able to deliver
thee?" There comes rolling up from
the deep darkness a voice which says:
* 0 king, live forever. My Grod has
Bent his angel to shut the iions' mouths
that they hav9 not hurt me." Then
Daniel is- brought out from the den.
The demagogues are hurled into it, and
no sooner have they struck the bottom
of the den than their flash was rent,
and their bones cracked, and their
blood spurted through the rifts of the
rock, and as the lions, make the rocks
tremble with their roar they announce
to all aires that while God will defend
his people the way of the ungodly shali
- perish.
Leara first from this subject that
the greatest crime that you commit ia
the eyes of many is the crime -of success.
What had Daniel done that he
should be fiung to the Hons? He had
become prime minister. They could
not forgive him for that, and behold in
that a touch of unsanctified human
nature as seen in all ages of the world.
So long as you are pinched in proverty,
o long as you are running the gantlet
between landlord and tixgatherar, so
long as you find it hard worK to educate
your children, there are people who will
Bay: "Poor man, I am sorry for him.
Be ought to succeed, poor man." Bat
after awhile the tide turns in his favor.
That was a profitable investment you
made. You bought just at the right
time. Fortune becomes good humored
and smiles upon you. Now you are in
some department successful, and your
success chills some one. Those mer
who used to sympathize with you stand
along the street, and they scowi at you
from under the rim of their hats. You
have more money or more influence
than they have, and you ought to be
scowled at from under the rim of their
hats. You catch a word or two as you
pass by them. "Stuck up." says one.
"Got it dishonestly," says another.
"Will burst soon," says a third. Evary
stone in ycur new house is laid on their
hearts. Your horses' hoofs went over
their nerves. Erery item of your suoeess
has been to them an item of discomfiture
and despair. Jast as soon
as in any respect you rise above your
fellows, if you are more virtuous, if you
are more wise if you are more influential,
you cast a shadow on the prospects of
others. The road to honor and success
is within reach of the enemy's guns.
Jealousy says. "Stay down or III
knock you down." "I do not like you,"
gays the snowflake to the snowbird.
"Why don't you like me?" said the
snowbird, "Oh," said the snowflake,
"you are going up and I am coming
down." Young merchants, young lawyers,
young doctors, young mechanics,
young artists, young farmers, at certain
times there are those to symprthize
with you, but now that you are becoming
a master of your particular occupation
or profession, how is it now, young
lawyers, young doctors, young artists,
young farmers?how is it no*? The
nrimo TTATI Mn frtmmit IS
the crime of success.
Again, my subject impresses me with
the value of decision of character in
any department. Daniel knew that if
he continued his adherence to the religion
of the Lord he would be hurled
to the lions; but, having set his compass
well, he sailed right on. For the
lack of that element of decision of
character so eminent in Daniel many
men are ruined for this world and rained
for the world to come. A great
many at 40 years of age are not settled
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id any respect, Decause tney cave nut i
(wen able to make up their minds. Per-1
haps ihey w'll g} west; perhaps they
will go east; perhaps they will not; perhaps
they will go Nortb; perhaps they
may go south; perhaps they will not; perhaps
they may make that investment in
real estate or in railroads; perhaps they
will not. They are like a steamer that
3hould go out ot JNew xors narDor,
starting for Glasgow, and the next day
should change for Havre de Grace, and
the next for Charleston, and the next
for Eoston, and the next for Liverpool.
These m?u on the sea of life everlast
ingly tacking ship and making no headway.
Or they are like a man who starts
to build a house in the Corinthian
style and changes it to Doric and then
completes it in the Ionic, the curse of all
styles of architecture. Foang man,
start right and keep on. Have decision
of character.- Character is like the
goldfinch of Tonquin. It is magnificent
while standing firm, but loses :.il bsauty
in flight. How much decision of
character in order that these young men .
may be Christina! Their old associates
make sarcastio flings at them. They go
on excursions, and they do not invite
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them. They prophesy tnat ne win (
give out. They wonder if he is not getting
wings. As he passes they grimace
and wink and chuckle and say, "There
goes a saint." 0 youm? man, have
decision of character! You can afford
in this matter of religion to be laughed
at. What do you care for th8 scuff* of
these men, who are affronted bsciuse
you will not go to ruin with them?
When the grave cracks open under their
feet, and grim messengers push them in
into it, and eternity comes down hard
upon their spirit, and conscience
stings, and hopeless ruin lifts up to hurl
them down, xill they laugh then?
Iharn also from mysurjjct that men
may take religion into tneir worldly
business. This is a most appropriate
thought at thi's^ason of the year, when
90 many a n arj si;?r:icg uuv m ub?
enterprises Paiiei had enough work
to do to occupy eix mea._ All the affairs
of state we-fc iu his haads; questions
of fiaancp, questions of war, of
peace; all intern *tional questions were
for his settlement or adjustment. He
must have had a correspondence vast
beyond ail computation. There was
not a ms.o in all the earth who had more
to do than Daniel, secretary of state,
and yet we find him three times a day
bowing before God in prayer. There
are men in our day who haye not a hundredth
part of Daniel's engagements
who say they are too busy to ba relig
ious, Tbey have an idea somshov that
religon will spoil their worldly occupaif
twill ffirt
pen or dull the carpenter's 6aw or confuse
the lawyer's brief or disarrange the
merchant's store shelf. They thitk religion
is impertinent. They would like
to have it very well seated beside them
in chureh on the Sabbath^ to find the
place in the psalmbook or to nudge
them awake when they get sleepy under
the didactic discourse, or they would
like to le?ive it in the pew on Sabbath
evening us they go out, closing the door,
saying, "Good night, religion; I'll be
back next Sunday!" But to have religion
go right along by them all through
life, to have religion looking over their
shoulder when they are making a bargain,
to have religion take up a bag of
dishonest gold and shake it and say,
"Where did you get that!" They think
that is an impertinent religion. They
would like to have a religion to help
them when, they are sick, and when the
shadow of death comes over then, they
would like to have religion as a sort of
nightkey with which to open the door
of heaven, but religion under other cir
cumstances they take to ba impertinence.
Now, my friends, religion never jobbed
a man of a dollar. CKher things
being equal, a mason will build a bet
ter wall, a cabinet maker will make a
better chair, 3 plumber will make a bet
ter pipe, a lawyer will make a better
plea, a merchant will sell & better bill
of goods. X say, other things being
equal. Of course when religion gives
a man a new heart, it does not propose
to give him a new heid or to intellectuals
him or to change a m*n's condition
when his ordinary state is an overthrow
of the philosophical theory that,
a total vacuum is impossible, but the
more letters you have to write, the more
burdens you have to carry, the more
miles you havo to travel, the more burdens
you have to lift, the more engagements
vuu have to meet, the more dis
putes you have to settle, the more opportuciiy
you have of being a Christian.
If you have a thousand irons in the fire,
you have a thousand more opportunities
of serving God than if you only had one
iron in the fire. Who so busy as Christ?
And yet who a millionth part as holy?
The busiest met the best men. All
the persons converted in scripture busy
at the time of their being converted.
Matthew attending to his custom house
duties; the prodigal son feeding swine;
Lydia selling purple; Simon Peter hauling
in the ntt from the sea; Saul spurring
his horse toward Damascus, going
down on his law business, Busy, busy!
Diniel with all the aSairs of state
weighing down upon his soul, and yet
three times a day worshiping the Grod of
Again I learn from this subject that
a man may take religion into his politics.
Diniel had all the affairs of
state on hand, yet a servant of Q-od.
He conld not have kept his elevated
position unless he had been a thorough
politician, and yet all the thrusts of
officials and all the danger of disgrace
did not make him yield one iota of
his high toned religious principle.
He stood before that age, a specimen
of a godly politician. So there have
been in our day and in the days of our
fathers men as eminent in the service
of God as they have been eminent in
the service of state. Such was Biniarnin
F. Batler. attomev ppneral of
New York in the time of your fathers.
Such was John McLean of the supreme
court of the United States. Such was
George Briggs of Massachusetts. Such
was Theodore Frelinghuysen of New
Jersey?men faithful to the state, at
the same time faithful to God. It is
absurd to expect that men who have
been- imersed in political wickedness
for 30 or 40 years shall come to reformation,
and our hope i3 in the young
men who are coming up, that they have
patriotic principle and Christian principle
side by side when they oome to
the ballot box and cast their first vote
and that they swear allegiance to the
government of heaven as well as the
jrovernment of the United States. We
would have Bunker Hill mean less to
them than Calvary, and Lexington mean
less tkaa Bethlehem, but because there
are bad men around the ballot box is
no reason why Christian men should
re .reat from the arena. The last time
you ought to give up your child or forsake
your child is when it is surrounded
by a company of Choctaws, and tne
last time to surrender the ballot box is
when it i3 surruunded by impurity and
dishonesty and all sorts of wickedness.
Daniel stood on a most nnpopular
platform. Ke stood firmly, though
the demagogues of the day hissed at
him and tried to overthrow him. We
must carry our religion-into our politics.
But there are a great many men who
are in favor of taking religion into na
tional politics who do not see the importance
of taking it into city politics
as though aman were intell'gent about
the welfare ef his neighborhood at d had
no concern about his own home
My subject also impress jae with
the fact that lions cannot hu t a good
min. No man_ever got it.to worsu
company than Daniel got into when
lie was thrown into the den What a
rare morsel that fair young man wou'd
have been for the hungry monsters!
If they had plunged at him, he coali
not have climbed into a nitche beyond
the reach of their paw or the snatch of
their tooth. They came, pleased, ill
about him, as hunters' hounds at the
well known whistle come the hounds
to his feet. You need not go to Nammidia
to get many Hods. You all have
them after you?the lion of financial
distress, the lion of sickness, the lion
of persecution. You saw that lion of
finanoial panic putting his miuth do^n
to the earth, and he roared until all
the banks and all the insurance com
paniea quaked. With his nostril he
scattered the ashes on the domestic
hearth. You have had trial after trial,
misfortune after misfortune, lion after
lion, and yet they have never hurt you
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if you put your trust ia lioa, ana iney
never will hurt you. They did not
hurt Daniel, and they cannot hurt you
The Persians used to think that rain
falling into seashells would turn into
pearls, and I have to tell you that the
tears of sorrow turn into praoious gems
when they drop iDto God's bottle.
You need be afraid of nothing, putting
your trust in God. Even death, that
monster lion whose den is the world's
sepulcher, and who puts his paw down
amid thousands of m.liionsof the dead,
cannot affright you. When in olden
times a man was togetths honors of
knighthood, he wa9 compelled to go
fully armed the night before among the
tombs of the dead, carrying a sort of
spear, and then when the day broke he
would come forth, and, amid, the sound
of cornet and great parade, he would
get the honors of knighthood. And
so it will be with the Christian in the
night before heaven, as; fully armed
with spear and helmet of salvation, he
will watch and wait through the dark
nesa until the morning dawns, and
then he will take the honors of heaven
amid that great throng with snowy
robes, streaming over seas of sapphire.
Thousands cf Them Parade in Honor
of McKinley.
More than 3 000 brokers, members
of the Stock, Produce and Maritime
Cotton exchanges, paraded in New York
Wednesday afternoon ia celebration vf
the election of McKinley. After the
close of the produce exchange the mem
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Ders gatnerea at tne corner 01 wmiehall
and Beaver streets where the Sixty-ninth
regiment band was stationed.
A line was formed, and headed by a
platoon o? police the brokers marched
into the exchange. They marched
around the fljcr r/aviDg banners and
flags and cheering for McKinley and
Roosevelt. An immense American
flag suspended as the brokers made
advent was the sigoal for a continuous
cheer that was taken up by the throngs
| that crowded the galleries and corriders.
The rendition of the "Star Spangled
{ Banner" by the band was another sigI
na! for long cheers, lasting Tor several
minutes. Ladies in the galleries franI
tically waved handkerchiefs and the
long din of cheers drowned the music.
Afcer twice marching around the floor
Marshall Brainard led the long oolumn
out of the exchange and the marc was
begun down Beaver Btreet. The paraders
were greeted with cheers from
all the buildings along the line of march
i ?r><3 frnm tliA that thronffcd the
! sidewalks. When passing the cotton
exchange the cotton brokers rushed out,
giving cheer after cheer and then formed
in line after the produce brokers.
When opposite the custom house the
custom house brokers, after giviDg a
rousing cheer, f jrmed in line behiud
the ootton brokers. The parade continued
to the stock excbaoge. Wild,
tumultuous scenes reigned for several
minutes on the stock exchange floor.'
Many of the stock exchange members
formed in line and marched with the
happy and excited brokers up the street
as far as Maiden Lane. A reception
was accorded on Broadway, where the
pirade was partia'ly disbanded The
produce exchange members marched
again into their exchange and another
outburst of approval of the election of
Mckinley occurred.
That Pull Dinner PailIt
cannot be denied that the victory
of President McKiniey and Republicanism
was the triumph of commercialism
in politics. It was the full dinner
paii for the workingman and prosperity
for everybody that was the watchword
of the Republican campaign and its
slogan of victory. It was the appeal of
the loaves and fishes, and the belief of
the people that a Republican administration
promised greater security for
wealth already accumulated and better
opportunities for making more. While
we have not been a subscriber to this
belief during the campaign, we are glad,
since Brvan had to be defeated, that
the triumph of Republicanism is complete.
For four years more it is to
have control of both branches of Congress
as well as the presidency and the
various governmental departments.
There is no Democratic majority in
either house tocneck the wheels of Republican
legislation, and if Republican
rule means prosperity for the country
there is absolutely nothing to prevent
the fullest demonstration of the fact.?
Augusta Chronicle.
On His TombstoneB.
H. Morris, a life-Ion? Democrat,
recently died in Mexico Mo., &nd over
his gravo was ereotei a slab of marble
which is inscribed this remarkable
To the Memory of
B. H. Morris
April 9, 1900,
Kind friends I've
T,affc RoVnTld.
Cast your vote for
Jennings Bryan.
Morris was an ardent supporter of
Bryan and the ideas which he represented,
and it was his wish that if
death should prevent him from taking
part in the 1900 campaign he might
still help in the work by this "voice
from the tomb."
The tombstone is three feet,
by one mounted on two stone bases,
the second smaller than the first. The
above inscription, three oak leaves on
a stem and a single acorn, are on the
A Fighting PreacherA
York coaaty preacher attacked a
certain business block in the town of
Hickory Grove from the pulpit, characterising
it a3 disreputable. A young
man doing business there went to to the
preacher on the streets and told him to
apologize or fight. The precher was
game and fought but ha was licked and
hereafter he will be less speoific in his
England R-jo'cing Over McKinl-ay's
Who Congratulates the English
Premier that He Did Not
M-ke His Speech Before
the Election.
The Lord Mayor show in London Friday
was witnessed by large crowds. It
consisted of the usual gilt and ermiDe
features. The procession moved on
through admiring throngs to the law
courts, where the ancient ceremony of
taking the oath was carried out. The
new and old Lord Mayors were heartily
cheered. There were no emblematic
cars, but there were mounted men clad
in British uniforms in use from 1800 to
1870 A model of tke gan of the British
cruiser Powerful used at the siege
of Ladysmith was much cheered, as
were also mounted men representing
[ndia, Canada, Austral*"* and SuutL.
What is probably tb'i most brilliant
of all functions in England?the Lord
Mayor's b-nquet?took place Friday
evening It will be memorable even to
Amerijans by reason of the following
remarkable utterance of Lord Salisbury,
who, in the presence of 900 guests,
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Choate, the members of the British
cabinet and many of the leading men
of England, spoke as follows of the
American election:
"We believe that cause which has
won is the cause of civilization and
commercial honor. We believe those
principles to be at the root of all prosperity
and all progress in the world.
Therefore, we claim that we have as
much right to rejoice in what has taken
place as the distinguished gentleman
(referring to Mr. Choate) who sits at
my side."
This was followed by loud and prolonged
cheering which made the gold
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the great rafters of the guild hall ring
and ring again.
Lords Salisbury's incursion into the
international politics of the United
States was then preceded by an apology,
in the course of which he said:
4 One of the circumstances which has
gratified me most during the last year
is the very hearty, friendly feeling dis
nlftrpH hfitwfip.n this oountrv and the
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.United States. I hope Mr. Choate will
forgive me if there is any irregularity
in my expression. It is quite wrong for
a Sfcerary of state to make observations
with respect to the internal po'i
tics of another country; but I am soon
to give op my office, and in view of this
abandonment, which is close at haad,
I hope Mr. Choate will forgive me for
expressing the supreme satisfaction
with which all of us have heard of
what has recently taken place in the
Uni'ed Staies."
Mr. Choate, replying a few minutes
later to the toast of the diplomatic
corps, declared that Lord Salisbury had
stated with such tiuth, simplicity and
earnestness the result of the election
that he (Mr. Choatf) would cot attempt
to add to it, although he would
venture to congratulate the noble lord
rnnr>orlrfl ha/3
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been made after instead of before election.
Stories Told After the Misterious Murder
of Old Woman
A few lays ago, on Big O.ter Creek,
in West Virgina, Mrs. Boggs, over 70
years old, was mysteriously murdered.
She lived by herself, and was sitting
at a window when a shotgun charged
entered her body, killing her instatnly.
The mystery sarrounding the murder,
it is claimed, has been partially cleared
away by the arrest of a man Darned Cot>
til l who is dow ill me uuumy j-?n uu
suspicion of havicg been implicated in
the murder. It brings to light a genuine
case of witchcraft saperstition. Cottrill
is under the impression that he has &uf
fered jm supernatural powers exercised
by Mrs. Boggs. He claims that
at times during the last three months
he has been ridden by h9r ail over Clay
and Calhoun counties, in witoh fashion.
On one occasion the old lady's
house appeared to him to be a blacksmith
shop, and he was shoeing his
horse there at night, when the witch
appeared and told him that that would
be the last night he would ever shoe
the horse. Within a day or two the
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norse aiea. it 13 saia mat oiner neignbors
of the old lady were affected with
the same hallucination, and chat threats
were previously made to kill her. Cottrill
refused to talk about the murder,
but talks freely en the wrongs he thinks
he suffered at the hands of the aged
woman. Many case of sickness in the
neighborhood were attribute to her
8uprenatrual influence, and on several
occasions it is claimed a lynching was
threatened, but no one could be found
with sufficient courage to lead those
who fancied th<?y had been wronged.
Capitalists to Secure Control of Street
Car Lines in Cuba.
Following a meeting of New York,
Philadelphia and Canadian capitalists
in Philadelphia Thursday night, Sir
Wm. C. Van Horn, chairman of the
board of directors of the Canadian
Pacfio railroad, and his son, R. B. Van
Horn, of Montreal, sailed from Friday
on steamer -Admiral Sampson for
Santiago, where they will make an
effort to secure options on all horses
and trolley lines in Cuba and also on
all sugar plantations in the island. The
departure of the men was the result of
the permanent organization at last
night's meeting of the Cuba company,
with a capital of $20,000,000.
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oir VYiiixam jyreoiueu at, iuo uiccbiu^,
and the others present, besides his son,
were William L. Elkins and Thomas
Dolam, of this city; R. A. Smith, president
of the Cuba Mail Steamship company,
and Percival Farquhar, of New
York, and Dr. T. W. Shephard and M.
L. Erans, of Montreal.
The purpose cf the company, it is announced,
is to secure control of all electrio
light and trolley franchises in Cuba
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ana to ejtaDiisn pianis aau systems m
every city. The purpose, it is said,
will not be confined to the control of
these frnchises alone, but will ultimately
takes in steam roads and also
sugar plantations. The entire capital
stock of the company it is said by those
interested, has been subscribed.
Freeze and Frost Last Week Finished
The Augusta Chronicle says what
effect the cold snap will have od the
top crop of cotton was the paramount
issue in this part of tbe world Friday.
This top crop has been tbe Eubj^ct of
much speculation of rccent weeks and
and all sorts <-f estimates as to what it
would amount to have been indulged
in quite lavishly by those who watch
the fluctuations of the market with
anxious care.
The farmers who grow the cotton
have been unanimous in the opinion
that the top crop would amount to very
little. It has been a case of the spinner
hoping for a big top crop in order
to reduce the price and the farmer endeavoring
to m;nim:ze the top crop in
order to keep up the price. Which one
has succeeded is yet to be learned by
the development of the crop in question.
There is one tbifcg certain about the
freeze and frost of Thursday night and
iVaf it Tioa noncart tViA fn.
ture growth of cotton to sea its finish
in plain unmistakable terms. What
cotton has reached a certain stage of
maturity, it is thought, will not be injared
if the weather continues dry and
cold. The effect of such weather conditions
i? to make the partly matured
bolls dry up and crack open, furnishing
some cotton that will be worth the
picking. But there is an end to all
cotton that was too young to have this
effect produced upon it.
It was expected Friday moroing
that the prise of cotton would go up on
aocount of the freeze and the frost,
v..! ?L ?. _-i. Tk? ,
remained the same as the day before.
Many samples of the top crop were
brought to the city Friday and in
some oases the cffeofc had been very
disastrous to the bales. Inside the
bolls were a complete mush, which
must certainly result in rottenness.
The Manufacturers' .Review figuring on
the cotton situation says: "A bale in
weight has become two days in value,
for a bale that once brought $25 is now
worth at least $50. The small farmer
who planted and cultivated ten acres,
hoping to get from the fleecy product
enough money to pay the merchant,
the tax gatherer, and the doctor, finds
a surplus in his pocket equal to all he
had expected. When this is applied
to the cotton belt, it means over $200,
000. It means at any rate^a clear surplus
of $100,000,000.
"Such a surplus is as gratifying as it
J H k a mAwlJ'fl ADC3 n r? A
19 SUUUCJLU iuc rrujlxu a uaacuucoo auu
muoh unfavorsble weather did it, although
'be truth is, the wcrld is coming
to want more cotton than can be
picked out.
But we need not stop to consider the
world's sipply. We have to deal with
a $100 000,000 of surplus cotton money.
This cotton money does not go
tbis year wholly into the pockcts of
the middlemen, but in great part it
will be plac.-d where it belongs, in
the pockets of the producers. It
wiil fill the cotton bell with
prosper ty rnd happinefs It will fill
southern shops and factoriesand stores
wiih orders, and it will pun on foot
many new enterprises. Tte farmer
will subscribe for cotton mill shares, or
invert in a nfw neighboorl ood bank, or
Oujld a jurist n-ill, or a better home
for his family, or plan some other im.
i -ill ^ # T 1 _
pr .vemcnt tnat win D3 iraiiuiwre
teD cent cotton dees not bless and
t>r.kh en the land. The year is to be a
prompt rous and harpy jear? that much
we know, and that id qiite enough to
know at present."
ThePhiloaepher Says be Reconciled to
What You Can't Help
"Nil desperandum." "Carpe diem "
D m't despair. Eo joy the day. Ba reconciled
to what you can Lot help.
That's good advice and 1 wish that we
could all take it. I try to, but some
times it is hard work. When it rained
all the month of Jane and we had a
Huming sun all the month of September,
I couldn't "carpe diem " When I
ponder upon the oruel and useless
Philippine war and the Porto Rico
steal and the Chinese muddle and all
the other devilment that this administration
has IfOOjcht about, 1 cau't ic
reconciled. When 1 hear these McKintn*?
men cKniifincr nrnar^'ritT7 it- makes
me hct under the collar. They remind
me of a gang of highway robbers who
murder helples3 travelers and rob them
and then go off and cry prosperity.
Manufacturers of army and navy supplies
are getting rich oa contract and
armo officers in Manila *and Pekin are
taking in the loot and cry prosperity.
War alwajs brings a show of prosperity
but it is at the eost of blood and tears.
But still we live in hope that there
will come a change. If Bryan is elects
d I know there will. And if he is
not we will be no worse off than we are
now. We can't be worsted, and so we
will try to be reconciled. When I was
a young man I was a Democrat because
my father was but I cast my first vote
for W. W. Clayton, who was a Whig. I
was a college boy at Athens and Mr.
C!ayfca was so kind to us and we all
l l? 1? a. T
vote a lor Dim ior oiate Benaigr. j.
knew Mr. Clajton for many years and
always respected him, for he had a kind
heart and was a gentleman. After his
election he gave the college bsysa party
one night and fspecia'ly kind to me,
and I have never forgotten it.
'How far that little candle throws its
So shines a good deed in a naughty
Before the war, when I was in my
prime of manhood and had more vitality
than sense, I was a strong paitisan
and really believed that if my party
didn't succeed the country would be
ruined. My father used to laugh at
my zeal and say "Oh, no my son, the
country is safe; don't let the politicians
and the newspapers alarm you." What
a pity it is that when a man has treasured
up a lot of wisdom and experience
he is old enough to diesl What a pity
it is that we pass the best portion of
our lives in looking afar off for happiness
when really it is near by and within
our grasp. Of course, I get excited
now and then about politics, but I fight
it off, for I realize that "domestic is
the only bliss that has survived the
fall." The best things on earth are the
cheapest and most abundant. The joys
and eomforts of home and the fireside
the showers and fruits, the air and water
and sunshine, the garden, the birds
and the welcome visits of kind friends
and nabors. Neither wealth nor fame
nor office will compare with these. In
most cases office means spoils; rewards
from the public crib. Judge Underwood
said that one time when he was a
candidate and was making a stump
speech and had closed an eloquent paragraph,
a long, lank countryman, who
was again him, exclaimed: Boys, he's
jest 6idewipin' around huntin' the orthrgrahy
of a little office." The judge
studied politics as a science and under
stood it. Une day when we were dig-1
cussing the great steal ot Boss Tweed]
& Co., in New York, a preacher who
was presentr? mirked: ''Why all these
charges aea n-t Twoed mu?t be politi- j
cal lies and slanders, for tfiey are L>em
ocrats." '"My innocent friend," said
the judge, ' ves, Tweed & Co. are all
Democrats, bat my observation has
been that it is within the range of possibility
for a Democrat to steal." Politics
is most demoralizing business
and has been so in all governm- nts.
Sheridan said, ''There is no conscience
in gallantry or politics," and Hamle
said, "A politician is one who wonld
circumvent God." Still there are some
honest politicians, but 'they don't go
about in droves. The main reason why
I admire Bryan so much is because of
his honesty, his sincerity. His political
enemies admit that, and everybody
admits that he is a very wonderful man,
both mentally and physicially. If all
the people could see him faca to face
and hear him he would be elected by a
million or two majority. When a
politican speaks has to be very csre'ul
what he cays, but when a statesman
like Bryan speaks, the truth comes
gushing forth sponteneous. Hurrah for
Bryan! I'm getting excited now, Let
aoe walk about and cool iff. My wife
is calling me; wants me to build a little
house for the Muscovy ducks. That
will cool me (B. Yesterday-she kept
me busy all the evening sif'tng" earth
and ashes and fertile for Ih > plants
that are to go in the pit. Sue has the
(arth changed every fall, acd my back
nearly broken today. has some of
those sharp pointed, stickeiy cactus
plants that Carl sent her from Mexico,
and I got my old hi n's s u k up setting
them out of the pots and tubs Oh, my
country, is mere no restiortne w ciear
Now bore i* a letter from another
Mississippi girl giving a poetic answer
to that scriptural enegma. Sue writes
as follows:
''Haz^hurst, Miss.?I am a school
girl. Cao't work cut your bible, pcz
z'es, but my dad can. My mam* is a
Presbyterian and my dad is a Baptist.
They are taking both chances aid the
that gets to heaven will pull the other
in, for you know the Bible says, 'They
twain shall be one flesh,' sorter like
the Siamese twins.
"My name is Tellie, and here is the
answer to pour puzzle:
Yes, God made Adam out of dust
The truth of this admit we mus-.
Some time before by His own wishes
He made some small and some great
They had no souls or immortality.
"Now Jonah for his great rascality
Was swallowed by a whale one day,
And in its belly had to stay
'Till he repented. Then he fonnd
The Lord's will he must not question,
Then was he thrown upon the ground
By the fish's indigestion.
The whale doth live in all the zooes,
In pleasure or in toil,
And, in dying, gives to woman bones
A ad yields to man his oil."
The Mississippi girl is now ahead.
Next! I am getting poetry cow, wcrli
without end.?Bill Arp, in Atlanta
Bequest Which Boston Will Sp?nd
la Building a Public Hall.
The Franklin fund, which now,
amounts to about $400,000, and which
represents, with interest, the result of
a bequest of ?1,000 which was left to,
the city of Boston by Benjamin Frank-!
iln in 1791, is to be expended. The full
vote of the Aldermen is needed as yet,
but a plan has been broached and ao!
cepted by the subcommittee to use one
half of the sum for the erection of aj
public building which shall have a.' halli
to be used as a public fornm. Thej
other half of the fund Is to be spenti
for the extension of Mayor Quincy'g
bath and gymnasium schemes.
The public building is to be known
as the Franklin Building, and It will
be built in the south end. It is planned
to have various meeting rooms In It,,
and to carry on courses of lectures on
trade subjects. The original idea ot
the fund as left by Dr. Franklin was
for the erection of a trade schooL
When this proposition was advanced!
by tbfc committee two years ago all
the labor bodies protested, and the Aldermen
were forced to retreat, having
gone so far as to secure a plot of land
for the building. The trades union
men objected to boys receiving instruction
at trades unless under their direct
tuition, as apprentices?Exchange.
Used His Brains.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company a few days ago sent a brake*;
~ cm a a f/YT "fr,r
using his brai*s," as one of the official*
expressed it. A freight train while
coming down the grade between Cranberry
Summit and Rowlesburg stopped
Tery suddenly, making a horrible racket.
The brakeman, who was on the.
front of the train, knew something was
wrong, and, realizing that the westbound
Chicago express No. 7 was,
about to pass, without investigating the
trouble he rushed a bead and flagged
No. 7. Had he gone ?sack to investigate
it would have been too late and No.'
7 would have dashe>l into four or five
derailed cars and tuwbled over into the
river. For his good judgment the company
made him a present "of $50, and
has posted a bulletin so that those
"who run may read."
Morsel of Land for $5,000.
A triangular slip land, containing
about 16 square feet, In the Wall street
district in New York, was sold the other
day for $5,000, or more than $300 a
square foot The morsel of real estate
about as large as au ordinary kitchen
table, if it were square, has been in dispute
between the Stock Exchange
Building Committee and the Commercial
Cable Company for years. The
difficulty wus settled by the cable company
buyinjr it of the Stock Exchanfe
Bow's This?
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. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken?internally,
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Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by ail
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Hall's Family Pills are the best.
On improved real estate,
, Interest eight per cent,
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Time 3 to 5 years.
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What Was Heard During a Most Al?
sorfalng Scene.
Macauley's Theatre was bo crowded
I a 1ao+ 4-1*/v TwHa i W-Ymii* A*n?
UIC ia.94. ui^ui ui. iuq u una
gagement that there was no room for
the Fool Killer who came late. Down
In the parquet was a couple In need of
his services. They had been engaged
probably twenty hours, and within five
minutes everybody in their vicinity
knew it Two young men who think
Miss Arthur the greatest as well as
the most beautiful English-speaking
actress were in front of the loving pair.
Trouble started with the second act,
when Miss Arthur swept on the stage
gowned in her Cleopatra costume, a
vision of perfect loveliness. The au
dience gasped Its admiration and the
only male creature that had been engaged
since Eden -whispered to the cotton-locked
damsel beside him: "That's
Just as yon looked last night, Evangeline."
Then followed the scene when Josephine,
with all the seductive power of
her voice, her beauty, her love and her
womanliness, coaxes the sulky Napoleon
from his room. The house was
scarcely breathing. The two young
worshippers were living on Miss Arthur's
pleading. The voice of the girl,
who had bitten off more love than sh?
?culd digest secretly, rasped them to
I ortti a<rain
"Henry," she grated, "that's just ax
I begged you after we quarreled to
Again came comparative peace until
Napoleon began to urge the divorce.
Josephine sinks on a sofa overcome.
Her husband offers her water. She
shrinks from him. "That water Is
poisoned, Junot. Drink!" thunders tha
emperor, and Junot drains the glass.
"Would you do that, Evangeline,"
grunted Henry, turning calf s eyes on
"I'd do It If I lored him. I'd drink
poison for you, Henry," ihe whimper*
ed, sentimentally.
That was past all patience. One of
the men whirled In his seat
"For heaven's sake, young woman,
drink It, and drink it quick," he said.
The voice from the stage was heard
alone after that?Louisville CourierJournal.
He Guessed Wrong.
Brown?7 ju seem to be a hustler.
I saw tl life insurance agent go into
yonr hjuse this morning, and in less
than '^alf an hour after him came the
Smith?Well, what do you gather
from that?
Brown?Merely that you were in &
great hurry to undergo the physical
examination and hare it over with.
Smith?You're wrong. The doctor
came to examine the insurance man's
wounds.?Philadelphia Press.
The tramp entered the private office
of a South Water street cheese
'"Boss," began the knight of the tincan
tribe, "Tee a Boer, an' I wants
yer to help me to land In South Africa."
"I'll help you to land on the outside!"
blurted the busy cheese merchant.
"Den, boss, HI be an outlander."
And the tourist vanished before the
bombardment of ripe cheese,?Chi?
cago News.
Rapid Development.
"You are In business in Montana?"
asked the passenger in the skull cap.
"Tea," said the passenger in the
smoking jacket.
"Is business good out there?"
"Yes. In the last two years-our
plant has increased in size more than
1.Q00 per cent"
"Great Scott! What was the size
of your plant originally?"
"It consisted ef a pair of Belgian
rabbits."?Chicago Tribune.
The Farewell.
"Good-bye," said the pale, determined
sum, as his wife flung her arms
wildly about his neck, and gave way
to a flood of weeping.
"Do not ge into unnecessary das*
ger," she cried. **I know you will be
brave and return with honors."
And he was gone. He was not off
the war. No; he was a baseball
umpire, and he was leaving home for
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Following Instructions.
"Young Sammie Spender is carrying
out his Governor's wishes faith*
fully, Isn't he?"
"How's that?"
"Why the old gentleman left instructions
in his will that after his death
his dust was to be scattered to the
Mother, Sisters and Wife.
"Man spends twenty years of his
life In sleep."
"You are mistaken; he spends at
least five of the twenty years In battling
with his women relatives who
want to make him get up."?Chicago
Connubial Caloric*.
York?I see they have a new cure
for rheumatism. They roast the patient
Towson?My wife must think I have
It?Baltimore American.
Explanation of Her Penchant
"X notice that she has her portrait
painted hut never has hfcr photograph
'Tea. You see the camera Is so
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