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Taimage Draws from thsm Lessons
in Christian Wdrfare.
For Those Engaged in the Battles
of Life. God's Soldiers
Never Turn Backward.
In tills discourse Dr. Talmage follows
Joshua on his triumphal march
and speaks encouraging words to all
who are engaged in the battles of this
life; text, Joshuai, 5, "There shall not
any man be able to stand before thee
all the days of thy life."
Moses was dead. A beautiful tradition
says the Lord kissed him and in
that act drew forth the soul of the dying
lawgiver. He had been buried,
only one person at the funeral, the
same one who kissed him. Bat God
never takes a man away from any place
of usefulness until he has some one
ready to replaoe him. The Lord does
not go looking around amid a great variety
of candidates to find some one
especially fitted for the vacated position.
He makes a man for that place.
Moses has passed o? tbe stage, and
Joshua, the hero, puts his foot on the
platform of history so solidly that all
the ages echo with the tread. He was
a magnificent fighter, but he always
fought on the right side, and he never
fought unless God told him to fighfc.
He got his military equipment from
God, who gave him the promise at the
start, "There shall not any man be able
to stand before thee all the days of thy
life." God fulfilled this promise, although
Joshua's first battle was with the
spring freshet, the next with a stone
wall, the next leading on a regiment of
whipped cowards and the next battling
against darkness, wheeling the sun and
the moon into his battalion, and the
last against the king of terrors, deathfive
great viotories.
As a rule when the-general of an
army starts out in a war he would like
to have a small battle in order that he
may get his own courage up and rally
bis troops and get them drilled for great- !
er conflicts, bat the first undertaking
of Joshua was greater than the leveling
v of Fort Pulaski, or the assault of Gib-1
raltar, or the overthrow of the Ba3til!e.
It was the orossing of the Jordan at
the time of the spring freshet. The
snows of Mount Lebanon had just been
melting, and they poured down into
the valley, and the whole valley was a
raging torrent. So the CaDaanites
stand on one bank, and they look across
and see Joshua and the Israelites, and
i.V A rtOn
UlOJf 11U 3d J uuaj w?unot
disturb as until the freshets fall! It
is impossible for them to rc-ach us." Bat
after awhile they look across the water,
and they see a movement in the arm;
of Joshua. They say: "What is the
matter now? Why. there must be a
panic among those troops, and they aregoing
to fly, or perhaps they are going
to try to march across the river Jordan
Joshua is a luaatio." Bat Joshua, the
chieftain, looks at his army and cries,
"Forward, ^arch!" and they scart for
the bank of the Jordan. One mile
ahead go two priests carrying a glittering
box four feet long two feet wide
It ?is the aiK of the covenant. And
they come down, and no sooner do they
just touch the rim of the water with
their feet than, by an Almighty fiat.
Jordan parts. The army of Joshua
marches right on without getting their
feet wet? over the bottom of the river,
a path of chalk and broken shells and
pebbles, until they get to the other
bank. Then they lay hold of the oleanders
and tamarisks and willows and
pull themselves up a bank 30 or 40 feet
high, and having gained the other
bank they clap their shields and their
cymbals and sing the praises of the God
of Joshua. But no sooner have they
reached the bank than the waters be
gin to dash and roar, and with a terrific
rush they break loose from their strange
As the hand of the Lord G-od is
taken away from the thus uplifted waters?waters
perhaps uplifted half a
mile?they rush down, and some of the
unbelieving Israelites say: "Alas,
alas, what a misfortune! "Why could not
those waters have staid parted? Because
perhaps we may want to go back. 0
Lord, we are engaged in a risky business.
Those Canaaniies may eat us
up. How if we want to go back? Would
it not have been a more complete mira
ole if the Lord had Darted the waters
to let us come through ani kept them
parted to let us go back if we are defeated?"
My friends, God makes 110
provision for a Christian retreat. He
clears the path all the way to Canaan.
To go back is to die. The same gatekeepers
that swung, back the amethystine
ani crystalline gate of the Jordan
to let Israel pass through now swing
shut the amethystine and crystalline
gate of the Jordan to keep the Israelites
from going back. Victory ahead, bat
water 30 feet deep behind, surging to
death and darkness and woe. B it you
say, "Why did not these Oanaanites,
when they had such a splendid chance,
standing on the top ef the bank 30 or
40 feet high, completely demolish those
poor Israelites down in the riverV I
will tell you why. G-od had made a
promise, and he was going to keep it.
"There shall not any mao be able to
stand before thee all the days of thy
But this is no place for the host to
TAo^na ffiTTAa rtAnomon^
DW^ WV3UU<> 6X T
"Forward, march!" In the distanse
there is a long grove of trees, and at the
end of the grove is a city. It is a city
with arbors, a city with walls seeming
to reaoh to the heavens, to buttress the
very sky. It is the great metropolis
that commands the mountain pass. It
is Jerioho. That city was afterward
captured by Pompey and once by Herod
tie Great and once again by the Mohammedans,
but this campaign the Lord
plans. There shall be no sveords, no
' battering ram. There shall be oaly one
weapon of war and that a ram's horn.
The horn of the slain ram was sometimes
taken, and holes were punctured
in it, and then the musician would put
the instrument to his lips, and he wo aid
win his finc^rs over this rude musical
instrument and make a great deal of
sweet harmony for the people. That
was the only kind of weapon. Saves
priests were to take these rude, rustic
musical instruments, and they were to
gc around the city every day for sis
days?once a day for six days?and
then on the seventh day they were to
go around blowing these rude musical
instruments seven times and then at
the close of the seventh blowing of the
ram's horns on the seventh day the
noTwrtttinn nf t,h? wKr.lft snrnf* was tn h/>
a shout, at which those great walis
should tumble from capstone to base.
The seven priests with the rude musical
instruments pass all around the {
city walls on the first diy and score a j
failure. Not so much as a piece of plas. I
ter broke "loose from the wall, not so
much ai a loosened lock, not so much,
as a piece of mortar lost from its place.
"There,"say rheuubelie'iDg Israelites.
udi& I not tell you so? Why, those
ministers are fools. The idea of going
j ,u
arouuu me uity wnu tuuoc mu^ivai w
struments and expecting in that way to
destroy it. J oahua has been spoiled, lie
thinks because he ha.5? overthrown and
conquered the spring freshet he can overthrow
the stone wall. Vv'hy, it is not
philosophic. Do you not see there is no
relation between the blowing of these
musical instruments and the knocking
down of the wal.? I: is not philosophic."
And I suppose there were miny wise
acre3 who stood v itb their brow knitted
j and with the fcreSager of the right
hand to the forefioger of the left hand
i arguing it all out and showing that it
was not possible that such a cause ooald
produce such an effect. And I supposo
that night in the encampment there was
plenty of caricature, and if Joshua had
been nominated for any high, military
position he would not have received
man? votes. Joshua's stock was down.
Tne second day the priests blowing the
musical instruments go around the city
and again a failure. The third day and
a failure, fourth day and a failure fifth
day and a failure, sixth day and a failure.
The seventh day comes, the dim
acteric day. Joshua is up early in the
morning aid eximines the troops, walks
all abouc, looks at the city wall. The
priests start to make the circuit of the
city. They go all arouad once, ail
around twice, three times, four- times,
live times, six times, seven times aad a
failure. There is only ne more thing
; to do, and that is to utter a great shout.
I see the Israelitish army straightening
themselves uo, filling their luags for a
i vociferation such as never was heard bej
fore and never heard after. Joshua feels |
i that the hour has come, and he cries
out to his host, "Shout, for the Lcrd
hath given you the oity " Alt together
the troops shout: "Down, Jericho!
Down, Jericho!' And the long line of
solid masonry begins to quiver and to
move and to rock. S.and from under!
She falls! Crash go the walls and temples,
the towers, the palaces, the air
blackened with the dust. The huzza of
the victorious Israelites and the groan
of the conquered Canaanites commingle,
and Joshua, standing there in
the debris of the walh, hears a voice
saying, "There thai! not any man be
able to stand before thee all the days of
thy liie."
Only one house spared. Who lives
there? Some great king? No. Some
woman distiogaistieci tor great Kiauiy
deeds? No. Sue had been, conspiouous
for her crime3. It is the house of Xahab.
Why was her house spared? Because
she had been a great sinner? No, but
because she repented, demonstrating to
all the ages that there is mercy for the
chief of sinners. The red oord of divine
injunction reaching from her window to
the ground, so that when the people
saw the red cord they knew it was the
divine indication that they should not
disturb the premises, making us think
of the divine cord of a Saviour's delive
ranee, the red cord or a Saviour's kindness,
the red cord of a Saviour's mercy,
the red cord of our rescue. Mercy for the
chief o! sinners. Put your trust in that
God, and no damage shall befali you.
When our world shall be more terribly
surrounded than was Jericho, even by
the trumpets of the judgment day and
the hills and the mountains, the metai
boaes and ribs of nature shall break,
they who have had Kahab's faith shall
haYi, Rahab's deliverance.
When wrapped in fire the realms of ether
And beaven'a last thuaier shakes the earth
Thou, uadlsmayf d, shall o'er the ruins smile
And light tby torch at nature's funeral pile.
Bat Joshua's troops may not halt
here. The command is, "Forward,
march!'' There is the city of Ai. It
must be taken. Hov shall it be taken?
A scouting party comes back and says:
"Joshua, we can do tbat withoatyou.
It is goiog to be a very easy job. You
must_stay here while we go and capture
it." They mar^h with a small regiment
in front of that city. The men of Ai look
at them and give one yell, and the Is
raelites run like reindeer. The northern
troops at Bull Run did not make such
rapid time as these Israelites with the
(Janaanites after them. They never cut
such a sorry figure as when they were
on the retreat. You who go out in the
battles" of God with only half a force
instead of your taking the man of Ai
the men of Ai will take you. Look at
the church of God on the retreat. The
Bornesian cannibals ate up Manson, the
missionary. "Fall back!" said a great
| many Christian people. "Fall back, 0
| church of God! Borneo will never be
taken. Do you not see the Bornesian
cannibals have eaten up Munson, the
missionary?" Tyndall delivers his lec
ture at the University of Glasgow, and
a great many good people say: Fall back,
0 church of G-od! Do you not see that
Christian philosophy is going to be over- j
come by wordly philosophy? Fill back!"
G-sology plunges its crowbar into the
mountains, and there are a great many
people who say: ' Scientfic investigation
is going to overthrow the Mosaic
account of the creation. Fall back!"
Bat friends of God never have had
any right to fall back. Joshua falls on
his face in chaagrin. It is the only time
you ever see the back of his head He
falls on his face and begins to whine,
and he says, "O Lord God, wherefore
hast thou at all brought this people
over Jordan to deliver us into the hand3
of the Amorites, to destroy us? Would
to God we h%i been content an dwelt
on the other side of Jordan. For the
Canaanites and all the inhabitants of
the land shall hear of it and shall
environ us round and cut off our name
from the earth." I am very glad Joshua
said that. Before it seemed as if he were
a supernatural being and therefore
could not be an example to us, but I
find he is a man, he is only a man. Just
as sometimes you find a man under
severe opposition or in a bad state of
physical health, or worn out with overwork,
lying, down and sighing about being
defeated. I am encouraged when I
hear this cry of Joahua a3 he lies in the
dust. God comes and rouses him. How
aoes he rou^e him: By complimentary
apostrophe? No . He says, "Get thee
up. Wnere you liest thou upon thy
feace?'' Jo3hua rises, aad, 1 warrant you
with a mortified look. Bat his old courage
comes back. The fact ^was not his
If he had been in it he would have
gone on to victory. He gathers his
troop3 around him and ea>s: "No*,
let us go up and capture the city of Ai.
Let us go up right away. They march
on. Ee puis the majority of the troop3
behind a ledge of rooks in the night, and
then he seeds comparitively small regiments
up in front of the city. The
men of Ai come out with a shout. Th9
small regiments of Israelites ia stratagem
fali back and fall back, and when
all the men of Ai have left the city and
are in pursuit of the scattered, or
seemingly scattered, regiments, Joshua
stands on a rock?1 see his locks
fiying ia the wind as he points his spear
1 \ 1 3 J - I
toward tee aoomea c;ty, ana tnai is
the signal. The men rash out from
behind the rocks and take the city,
and it is put to the torch, aod th?n
these Israelites in the city march down,
aod the flying Israelites return, and
between these two ^av-i* or Jsraeimsa
prowess the men of Ai are destroyed,
and tha Israelites gain the victory; and
while I see the curling smoke of that
destioyed city on the sky and while I
hear the huzza of tha Israelites aad
the groan of the Uanaanitet), Joshua
hears something louder than it all,
ringing and echoing through his soul,
I 'There shali not any man be able to
stand before thee all the days of thy
Bat this is no plac* for the host of
Joshua to stop. "Foward, march!
cries Joshua to the troops. There i9
I the city of Gibeon. It has put itself
under the protection Joshua. They
send word: "There are fire kings after
us. They are going to destroy us
Send troops quick. Send us help
right a*ay," Joshua has a three days
rrtorA than dnuhla nuiok. On
the morning of the third day he is be
fore the enemy. There are two long
lines of battle. The battle opens with
great slaughter, but the Canaanites
soon didoover something They say:
'That is Joshua. That is the man
who cenquered the spring freshet and
knocked down the stone walls of Jericho
and destroyed the city of Ai.
There is no u9e fighting " They sound
a retreat, and as they begin to retreat
Joshua and his host spring upon them
like a panther, par3uing them 07er the
I rocks, while the catipults of the sky
pour a volley of hailstones into the valley,
and all the artillery of the heavens,
with bullets of iron, poaad the
Caaaanites agiinst the ledgas of Bathhoron.
"Oh," says Joshua, "this is
surely a victory!' "But do you not see
the sun is going do*n? Those Amories
are going to gat away after all,
and then they will cdme up eoma other
' ' -i ? J 1??
timo aQQ Docaer us, aau peruana uo- i
stroy ns. See, the sua is going do^n.
Oh, for a longer day than has ever been
seen in this cl'mate!" What is the
matter with Joshua? Has he fallen in
an apoplet:c fit? Nj. He is in prayer.
L>ok out when a good man makes
the lord his ally. Joshua raises his
face, radiant with prayer, and looks at
the deeending sun over Gibeon and at
the faint crescent of the moon, for yon
know the queen of the night sometimes
will linger around the palaces of the
day. Pointing one hand at the deeending
sun and the other hand at the
faint orescent of the moon, in the name
of that God who shaped the worlds and
moves the worlds he cries: "San
stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou,
moon, in the valley of Ajilon!" They
halted. Whether it was by refraction
of the sun's rays or by the stopping of
the wboie planetary system I do not
know and do not care. I leave it to
the Christiaa Scientists and the infiiel
scientists to settle that question, while
[ tell you I have seen the same thing.
"What?" sa? you. "Not the sua
standing still?" Yes The same miracle
is performed nowadays. The wicked
do not live out half their day, and
their sua eels at njon. Bat let a man
stare out in bittle for God and the
truth and against sin, and the day of
his usefulness i* prolonged and prolonged
and prolonged.
Bat it is time for Jo?huato go home.
Ee is 110 years old. Wasnington went
down the Potomac and at Mount Vernon
closed his days. Wellington died
peacefully at Apsley House. Now,
where shall Jo3hna rest? Why he is
tc have his greatest battle now. After
110 vears he has to meet a king who
has more subjects than all the present
population of the earth, his throne a
pryamid of skulls, his parterre the
graveyards and the cemeteries of the
world, his chariot the world's hearse?
the king of terrors. Bat if this is
Joshua's greatest battle, it is going to
be Joahua's greasest victory. He gathers
hi3 friends around him and gives
his valedictory and it is full of reminiscence.
Young men tell what they
are going to do. Old men tell what
they have done. And as you have
heard a grandfather or great-grandfaer
seated by the evening fire tell of
\r a ? \r? ?j *1,
ju.0aiu.uuiu or jl urjiiiijwii <tuu wcu wi
up the crutch or Btaff as though it were
a musket to fight and show how the
old battles were won, so Joshua gathers
his friends around his dying couch,
and he tells them the story of what he
has been through and as he lives there,
his white locks snowing down on Ms
wrinkled forehead, I ask if God has
kept his promise all the way through.
As he lies there ha tells the story one,
two or three times?you have heard
old people tell a story two or three
times over?and ne answers: "I go
the way of all the earth, and not nne
word of the promise has failed, not
one word thereof has failed, not one
word thereof has failed. All has come
to pass; not one word thereof has failed."
And then he turns to his family,
as a dying parent will, and says:
"Choose now whom you wiil serve,
the God of Israel or the god of the
Amorites. As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord." A dying
parent oannot be reckless and thoughtless
of his children. Consent to part
with them forever at the door of the
tomb we cannot. By the cradle in
which their infancy was rocked, by
the bosom on which they, first lay, by
the blood of the covenant, by the God
I A? .InoKna if. filial! nrtfc h* \V(>. will
Dot part, we cannot part. JehovahJireh,
we take thee at thy promise.
'"I will be a G-od to thee and thy seed
after thee."
Dead, the old chieftain must be laid
out. Handle him very gently. That
sacred body is over 110 years of age.
Lay him out, stretoh out those feet
that walked dry shod the parted Jordan.
Close those lips which helped
blow the blast at which the walls of Jericho
fell. Fold the arm that lifted up
the spear toward the doomed city of Ai.
Fold it right over the heart that exulted
when the five kings fell. But
where shall we get the burnished granite
for the headstone and the footstone?
I bethink myself now. I imagine that
for the head it shall be the sun that
otill rinrtn {"I'Xonn and for fVlfl
3WVU DMAi V iWVVii) MU4 V* ??*v
foot the moon that stood still in the
valley of Alalon.
A Fishy Story.
A dispatch from Jacksonville, Fla.,
says the most daring and unique highway
robbery in the history of the south
was committed in the center of the city
on a principal thoroughfare late one
night. John S Smith, a young business
man, was on his way home, when
at the corner of .Monroe and Laura
streets a well-dressed white woman
stepped in front of him and help him
up. He did noi. know, however, he
had been robbed until he had left her.
Then he found that in the oleverest
professional manner she had ex:racted
thre? $100 bills and fi/e $20 bills, a
total of $400, from his pocketbook. i
Means a Scarcity. . . j
A dispatch from Manchester, 2ngland,
says that cotton men there think
that NeH's estimate of the cotton
crop means a scarcity, and that before
September the Bpinners mostly will be
working on short time.
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The O d B >er Hero Rocaived
VA/irU Prual1 n?monctratim
Was Presented by the Good
Old. Man as He Declares
His People Will Die
President Kniger, of the Datch Republics
of South Africa, arrived in
Marseilles, France, Thursday, and was
f ?? -3 1 iV. _ _ 1 . i.: __ i.'L
received oy me enure pupiuauuu wun
great demonstration. The delirium of
eathusiaem which marked every step
o; his progresB from tke time he landed
from the ship until the hotel was reaohed
was a revelation even to the people of
Marseilles themselves. It fully equalled
if it did not surpass the frantic demonstrations
of patriotism srith which
France opened her arms to Maj. Marchand
at Toulon on his return from
Yet the grandeur of this demonstration,
perhaps, ranks seoond in importance
to the emphatic manifestos of "no
compromise," whioh Mr. Krager delivered
in a low voice but one vibrating
with emotion, accompanied by energetic
gestures-of the right hand, stirring
the hearts of all within hearing. The
last sentences of his declaration were
nttered with a vigor and decision which
bore out his reputation as the incarnation
of iron will and stubborn resis
tance. His mere delivery of a declaration
of such far reaching importancc'testifics
to the incepedence of his
character, as it came as a surprise even
to his most intimate political advisers
who up to the last, were in ignorance
of his determination.
An unfortunate occurrence at the
hotel on the main beulevard alone
marred the character of the demon tration,
which up to that moment liad
been unanimously and exclusively a
tribute of sympathv and admiration.
"Vive Kruger," "Vive lea Boers," and
''Vive la liberte," were the cries that
formed a hurrioane of cheering and
swept over the city. Unfortunately
til a lOpiCUCUO^UiO Awiiuuubuu v*. r
half a dozen persona in throwing small
coins into the crowd as Mr. Kramer
passed, acted like magic in conjoring
up an anti-British outburst, which it
needed all the promptitude and energy
of the police to prevent becoming a serious
disturbance. The hotel remained
for the rest of the day in a state of
siege while at one time a procession
several thousand strong marched in the
direction of the British consulate,
shoutiog. '"Do^n with the English,"
and raising other threatening cries.
The result was that a strong body of
police was compelled to disperse the
demonstration, although it was not
found necessary to make more than a
few temporary arrests. Throughout
the evening, however, large bands of
students and other youths marched up
ana down in iront or air. jijruger s notel
and of the hotel which was the
scene of the unfortunate inoident,
cheering in chorus for Mr. Kruger and
the Transvaal and denouncing England.
Tiiese demonstrators were more
noisy than dangerous, and the police
wisely left them to relieve their feelings
by shouting, instead of interfering
with them, whioh might have created
Mr. Kruger wa9 borne on an irresistible
wave of enthusiasm from the landing
stage to his hotel. The broad streets
and boulevards through which the
route lay presented a perfect sea of
human beings, all gathered there
prompted by the unanimous desire to
welcome the aged Boer statesman.
From the moment the white 12 oared
barge left the side of the Gelderland
with Mr. Kruger, who appeared to be
in good health, sitting in her stern surrounded
by the Boer representatives,
including Dr. Leyds and Messrs.
Fischer and Wessels, a storm of cheering
broke and never ceased until Mr.
Kroger entered his hotel. Even then
a vist ooncourse of people remained in
front of the building until Mr. Kruger
appeared on the balcony, acknowledg
ing the acclamations of his thousands
of admirers, who continued cheering
until they were hoarse with shouting.
Hepljing to the addresses of welcome
of the presideats of the Paris and Marseilles
committees, Mr. Kruger spoke
in Dutch and in a low voice, accompanying
his words with energetic
movements of his hat, whioh he held in
his right hand. He said:
"I thank the president of the Marseilles
committee and the president of
the central committee of the independence
of the Boers for their welcome. I
thank all this population assembled in
great concourse to greet me, for alt
r 1 n fi
tbougti l am weat irom mourning ior
the misfortunes of my country, and although
I have not come to seek festivities,
still, I, nevertheless, accept
with all my heart these acclamations,
for I know they are dictated to you by
the emotions which are inspired in you
by our trials and by your sympathy
for our cause, which is that of liberty,
which awakened you. I am truly proud
and happy at having ohosen as my
point of landing a port in France, to
set'foot on free soil and to be received
by you as a free man. But my first
duty is to thank your government for
all the tokens of interest that again
only* recently it wa3 pleased to give me.
I believe Eagland, had she been better
informed, would never have consented
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10 tnis war, auu binoe me eiptJuiLiuu ui
Jameson, who wished to seize the two
republics without the necessity of firing
a rifle shot, I have never ceased to demand
a tribunal of arbitration which,
up to now, has always been refused.
"The war waged on us in the two republics
reached the last limits of barbarism.
During my life I have had to
fight many times the savages of the
tribes of Africa, but the barbarians we
have had to fight now are worse than the
others. They even urge the Kaffirs
against us. They burn the farms we
worked so hard to construct, and they
drive out our women and children,
whose husbands and brothers they have
killed or taken prisoners, leaving them
unprotected and roofless, and often
without bread to eat. But, whatever
thev may do, we will never surrender.
We will fight to the end. Oar great,
imperishable confidence reposes in the
eternal in our God. We know our
cause is jast and if the justice of men
is wanting to ua He, the eternal, Who
is master of all people, and to Whom
belongs the future, will never abandon
. "I assure yau that if the Transvaal
and the Orange Free State must lose
their independence it wiil be because
all the Boer people have been destroyed
with their women and children."
The declaration that the B jers would
[ not surrender dispelled at oace any lm-1
pression that Mr. Kruger intends to accept
a compromise from the British,
government. His announcement was
prated with a roar cf cheers and cries:
"Vive Kruger, vive les Boers, vive la
The sun was shining down on Mr.
Kruger and he held his hat to shade
his ejes from tbe glare, which, apparently,
was painful to hi? eyes. As he
stoud in this attitude, hn head slightly
bowed, with his hair trashed bajk, he
was an unutterably pathcic figure,
which at cDce won the sympathy and
reverence of every person present.
The speechcakiog over, a procession
was formed and Mr. Kroger was escorted
to his hotel amid the acclamations
of thj crowds, which Mr. Kruger
repeatedly acknowledged.
Soon after arriving at the hotel, in
response to a thunderous ovation, he
appeared on the balcony aod repeatedly
bowed, but as some ten miautes elapsed
without a sign of abatement in the ena
cnrtlr j i I* n rr* tr nr/1 a 1 /"? Vl
bnusiaa.UA JU^ opvac a ttvjlvboj TTUIVU
were interpreted in French by Dr.
Leyds and were followed by a renewal
of the frenzy. Finally, to testify his
gratitude, he took in his hand a cornor
of the French tri-color that was flying
from the balcony between the Transvaal
and Free State flags and pressed
them to his heart again and again. The
enthusiastic people cheered him until
he withdrew to his rooms, which he
found half filled with bouquets and
garlands presented by his admirers.
The prefect and mayor then called to
pay their respects, the latter making
an eloquent speech in sympathy with
the Boers.
Mr. Kruger replied brufl?, declaring
how deeply be had been touched by the
uaexpected warmth of his reception in
Marseilles aDd by the sympathy of the
French people.
After luncheon and a little repose Mr.
Kruger descended to the hall of the
hotel, where he received the delega\
tions. This proved too fatiguing and
he asked that the addresses be prej
sented to him in writing aod then withdrew
again to his apartments, where he
| passed the evening quietly, receiving
I no one.
Dr. Leyds represented him at the
banquet given in his honor, where all
the Boer officials and members of the
pro-Boer committees were present, and
read the following message from him
"I am fatigued and am in mourning.
Moreover, I never attend banquets.
Otherwise I should have liked to have
spent a few. minutes with you and to
thank you. I shall never forget the
warm welcome I have had in your
beautiful city. Tour reception of me
has surpassed all I could have expeeted
even from the city whioh gave France
her admirable national hymn, that
'Maaseiliaise' which is the soog of all
peoples whose independence is threatened
and who are straggling against
'"I would that your acclamation could
have been heard by all those Boers in
South Africa who are enoamped in our
mountains. They would thaak you from
the bottom of their hearts. I thank
you in their behalf.
''Could I have been with you I should
have also expressed my thanks to all
France and would have raised my glass
in honor of her worthy president, M.
Dr. Lejdi then said:
"In ihe name of President Kruger I
have the honor to drink to the health
of the president of the French republic."
A Narrow Escas*- -
T. N. Coffer, of Charleston, Illinois,
a prominent young attorney and Democratic
politician, has just escaped destruction
in what seems a miraculous
manner. He gave out Friday the details
of an attempt on his life by means
of a "preeent" from somo unknown
person, a box containing dynamite. It
came to his office by express last week
and he opened the package while the
express messenger was still there.
Tte label was typewritten and said:
"Sample puzzle box. To open pul!
string with quick jerk, ths result will
be surprising." Mr. Coffer gave the
string, which protuded from a hole, a
jerk, but it broke. The box was then
pried open, disclosing three big sticks
of dynamite wrapped in combustibules
and holes bored in them with fuses attached.
A hundred match heads glued
to a stick were intended to ignite when
the string should draw a piece of sandpaper
across their heads About half
of them were ignited with the first pull
of the string, but in some miraoulous
manner smothered and only a sulphur
smell came out when the box was opened.
There was enough dynamite in
the package fco wreck the whole side of
the public square in whioh Coffer's office
was located. The package came
from Aurora, but the express agent
there has no clue te the consignee.
Coffer does not know of an enemy in
the world. Detectives have been set
to work by Mr. Coffer and the American
Express Company.
Burglars At Work
A dispatoh- to The State says burgi
a j e L J a.
larsioiceu open me lroutuoor 01 rue
store of Mr. J. B. Gillam Jr., at Lee's,
three miles east of Blackville, Wednesday
night, and robbed the safe of $30
belonging to Mr. Giilam, about $20 in
cash and about $41 ia postage stamps
belonging to the postoffioe, which is
located in Mr. Gillam's store. The
safe was blown to pieces by dynamite,
the explosion of which wrecked Mr.
Gillam's office and contents. The
thieves carried off eveeything of value
from the safe They were not interrupted,
and are evidently experienced
men in the business. No one knew
about the robbery until Mr G-illam
went down to open his store Thursday
The Irl R. Hicks 1901 Almanac.
Whatever may be said af the scientific
causes upon which the Rsv. Irl R.
Hicks bases his yearly foreoasts of
storm and weather, it is a remarkab le
fact that specific warnings of every
great storm, flood, cold wave and
drouth, have been plainly printed in
his now famou3 Almanac for many years
The latest startling nroof of this fact
was the destruction of Gralveston, Texas,
on the very day named by Prof.
Hicks in his 1900 Almanac, as one of
disaster by storm along the gulf coasts.
The 1901 Almanac, by far the finest,
most complete and beautiful yet published,
is now ready. This remarkable
book of near two hundred p3ges, splendidly
illustrated with charts and halftone
engravings, goes as a premium to
every subscriber who pays one dollar a
year for Prof. Hicks'journal, Word
and Works. The Almanac alone is
sent prepaid for only 25c, Order from
Word and Wcrks Publishing Company,
2201 Locust Street, St. Louis,
A Figuring Idiot.
The Atlanta Jouroal says some cheesful
statistician ha3 figured out that in
the United States somebody is murdered
every 20 minutes during the night, and
that one out of every 200 Americans
meets death at the hands of an assassin.
What an acquisition this fellow would
be to the funny story department of
Harper's Weekly!
weyler:asa satiristHe
Makas a Good Point on his Former
The Augusta Chronicle says: Gen.
Weyler has not had to wait very loog
t li. ?: TJ?
lur wnai ne ueeuia 1113 v muicawuu. jllc
has issued a characteristic statement,
aad it has large elements of truth to
substantiate the position taken. Ha
refers to the faot that his military conduct
in Cuba brought him into execration,
especially amoag what are called.
Anglo-Saxon peoples. He professes
to have acted as a soldier, who has
been ordered to surpress rebellion, and
took up the only course likely to succeed
in dealing with a mongrel foe.
He now rather derisively points out
that the British government has commanded
Lord Kitchener to adopt his
policy in the Boer country. ,
"He might have taunted the Washington
administration for not holding
up Kitchener to public shame, as it
did him, but he may reserve that for a
seoond letter. This administration is
UU lUU^Cl 1U tlio UUDlliCD3 \JL U^UUOiUU
ing Weslerism when practiced by the
British or of sympathizing with republics
in aDy part of the world when
threatened with destruction by European
imperialism. We, as a nation,
are about to introduce Weylerism in
the Philippine islands, and are held
back, consequently, from a reproach of
Great Britian ia the Tiansvaal. This
looks like a monstrous departure from
the policy of the fathers of the re
public, but what are you going to do
about it?
"At present, however, General Weyler
is "the man who laughs," and when
he comes to the Philippine question,
in another letter, he may make "Anglo
Saxonism" look more hypocritical
than otherwise. It is not often that a
crae) mail gets such swift, so called
"vindication," bat Weyler, even if he
is not to be excused for his atrocity,
may be pardoned for having some ex
ultation when he sees Uncle Sam and j
John Ball following his Caban plan in
South Afrioa and Lazon. We think it
a rather lamentable and pathetic thing,
but Weyler has some right, in the
premises, "to grin horribly a gbastly
Talking Through His Hat.
Capt. Robert J. Lowry, one of the
leading bankers of Atlanta, in atalk with
a New York Tribune reporter a few
days ago, declared, in effect, that the
majority of the people of Georgia are
Republicans at heart, and would have
much preferred voting for McKinley
but for the fear of Negro domination.
The Atlanta Journal explains, that
('he has mistaken the views of a small
circle of uncompromising gold men like
himself?bankers and heads of big
business enterprises?who place the
m >ney issue above all other questions,
for a universal sentiment in favor of
Republicanism. This element has
brushed aside every other consideration
ignored all the other great questions at
issue, in tbeir eagerness to have the
man re-elected /?hom they regarded as
representing the safest polioy for the
man of wealth." The people of the
South, it adds, "are not blind to what
McKinleyism and Hannaism mean and
thoy are jast as unalterably opposed to
trie policies wnion taey represent as
they were opposed to the Kepublican
party in the days of reconstruction.
And there is nothing sectional in this
feeling. It is opposition based on
Was Sorry He SpokeWilliam
Smalls, alias "D ahoo,
FredLadaon, alias "Squash," William
White and Caesar Williams, members
of a gang of white thieves who have
been giving trouble to the police for
years, famished the chief interest in
proceedings in the Court of General j
Sessions Wednesday. In May last these
four, together with William Frasier,
alias "Blackmoor," and Tom Johnson,
broke open one of the ware honses of
the Southern Railway and got of with
eighteen sacks of sugar. "Blackmoor"
was wanted on other charges and was
sent up at the Summer term of the
Court upon sentences aggregating ten
years. Johnson is still at large."
"Dahoo." "Sqaash," White and
Williams were - convicted Wednesday
and five years given each, with an additional
six months for White and seven
for Williauis. "Bahoo" made a
play to the galleries as he was taken
out, saying he didn't care if it was
ten years. He was a surprised negro
when Judge Buchanan ordered him
brought back and made his sentence
ten years.?News and Courier.
An Old Han.
A dispatch to the Atlanta Journal
from Washington, Ga., says the oldest
man in the world lives a few miles from
that town. He is old Caesar Booker,
a negro, and he is 126 years old. He
was born a slave in Virginia and his
memory of events occurring over 100
years ago is very bright. He is a most
interesiing talker and ohildren listen
by the hour to his stories. Hs was
owned as a slave by Richardson Booker,
who has been dead for fifty years.
He has a daughter living at Thomson
who is 98 years old. Old Caesar has
' -i J? i-*? J ii
seven cnuaren living auu a ouuau arm*
of grandchildren. Ihey are scattered
among the plantations aloDg the Savannah
river. Old Caesar is hale and
hearty and appears to be eDjoying a
renewal of his youth. He is one of
the most interesting personages in
Wilkes county. /
For Negroes Only.
At Sioux City, la., a state lodge of
the Afrioan Monarohs of America has
been instituted. The organization is
the first fraternal insurance society
organized for colored people exclusively.
Since the foundation of the African
Monarohs another association has been
organized in Illinois, but the Monarohs
were the pioneers. The lodge-at-large
just installed in Sioux City will have
jurisdiction over the state lodge will at
once begin their efforts to establish
subordinate lodges throughout the state.
An Old Woman's StoryThe
poverty stricken condition of
Adelia Barton, who olaims to have been
a confidential servant in the family of
Jefferson Davis during the civil war,
was bronght to the attention of the
police^n Chicago Friday and her wants
attended to. Adelia Burton, who was
discovered in a lonely hovel on the
South Side, declares that when the
president of the Confederate States fled
to escape capture she was entrusted
with private effects of the fagitives.
She was born in slavery 87 years ago.
Turn Them Down.
Nine young colored canididates for
holy orders were turned down by Bishop
Tanner, of the African Methodist
church, in Memphis, the other day, because
they did not know the date of the
flood. Eight of them failed to make
any reply whatever to me question.
The ninth said he thought the Galveston
flood occurred this Tear.
Au,, 4^,.
A H&ndaame Sfcowla*! for the Capital
In 1880 there were 18 cotton mills in
South Carolina capitalized at $2,993,000;
in Columbia today there ar<2 six
mill* capitalized at $4 150,000. In
1880 all the mills in-South Carolina
had 95,938 6pindles: in 1900 the mills
in Columbia have 240,000 spindles.
In 1880 all the mills in South Carolina
had 1( 925 looms: in 1900 the mills in
Colombia have over 6,000 looms. In
1880 the mills in Sjuth Carolina had
2,600 operatives: in 1900 the mills in
*?% nrnll VnTT/i AT7fll? d
atives. In 1880 there was only one
mill in South Carolina with over 13,000
epindlea, and that was Graniteville,
with 24,000: in 1900 four of the six
Columbia mills average 55,000 spindles
each and one of them has four times
as many spindles as Graniteville had
20 years ago. Only by such comparisons
as these can a j oat idea be had of
the extraordinary growth of cotton
manufacturing in South Carolina, and
especially in this city. The increase
in the efficiency of the mills in pioportion
to their capital in the last two
decades is hardly less marvelous At
illustrations we may oite the fact that
in 1880 Graniteville and Vaucluse with
only 34,000 spindles between them,
were capitalized at $1,000,000, while
in 1900 the Granby mill of this oity,
with 65,000 spindles, represents an investment
of only $900,020; and the
further fact that 20 years ago the Pied
mont mill, then having only 10,624
spindles, employed $334,000 capital,
while in 1900 the;Richiand mill of this
city, with nearly 27,000 spindles, has a
capital of only $300,000. The present
ability of our mills to operate from
two to three times as many spindles to
the thousand dollars invested as they
used to do is in a measure the success
of South.Caroiina'3 preeminent-success
in cotton manufacture. Its great manufacturing
development has j been recent
and no old factories can compete
on < qaal terms with its new and su
perbly equipped cotton mills. Colum
bia State.
He&ter's Cotton Statement.
Secretary Hester's weekly New Orleans
cotton exchange statement issued
today shows a decrease in the movement
into sight eompared with the seven days
ending^ this date last-year, in round
figures. 41,000.For
the 84 'days of the sesscii that
have elapsed the aggregate is ahead of
the 84 days of last year 215,000.
The amoant brougt into sight during
the past week has been 371.8'J5, against
412,384 for the sevevn days ending
November 23 last year.
The movement since September 1st
shows receipts at all United States
ports 3,073,825, against 2,768 054 last
year; overland"across- the*Mississippi,
Ohio acid Potomac rivers to northern
mills and Canada, 339,237, against
514 836 last year; intexior stocks in excess
of thoae held at the close of the
commercial year, 525,189, against 477,388
iast year; southern mill takings,
383,426, against 395,574 hat year.
Forign exports for the week have
been 186,715, against 132 295last year.
The total takines of American mills.
noth and south and Canada, thus far
for season have been 936,661, against
1,245,186 last year. These include 596,044
by northern spinners, against 840,279.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior centeres have
increased during the week 86,638 bales,
against an increase daring the corresponding
period last season of 102,578,
and are now 397,666 smaller than at
this date in 1899.
How's This? *
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A Heinous CrimeRochester,
N. Y., has never had a
deeper mystery to s )lve than that disclosed
by the finding of the dead body
of Miss Theresa Keating behind a billboard,
a short distance from Dav:s
street Thursday morning. The autopsy
which was held at the morgue by several
pysicians showed tbat the girl had
been criminally assaulted and choked
to death. There is up to the present
moment absolutely no clue to her
slayer, although the whole detective
force of the oity is working on the
oase. Neither is it known whether
the crime was committed by one or
more men.
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