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U't /fn? Need of Its Exercise in the
bL/ Affairs cf Daily Life.
Final Reward Of
Pati e?r\r.(*.
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This discourse of Dr. Talmage is a
l full length portrait of a virtue which
' all admire, and the iessons taught sre
very helpful, text, Hebrews x, 36, "Ye
fcave need of patience."
Yes, we are in awful need of it.
, Some of us have a -mil0, of it, and some
of us have none at all. There is less
of this grace in the world than of alp/'
most any other. Faith, hope and chari&ta
nil abloom in hundreds of souls
[where you find one specimen of patience.
Paul, the author of the text, on
a conspicuous occasion lost his patience
with a coworker, and frt m the way he
urges this virtue upon the Hebrews,
upon the Corinthians, upon the Ihessalonians,
upon the Ramans, upon the
Colossians, upon the young theological
student Timothy, I conclude ho was
speaking out of his own need of more
of this excellence. And I only won
Aarn tliot Ponl hay? "ftTlW ?JPrC#!S left. Tm
prisonment, flagellation, Mediterranean
cyclone, arrest for treason and conspiracy,
the wear and tear of preaching to
angry mobs, those at the door of a theater
and those on the rocks of Mars hill,
r leffe him emaciated and invalid and
with & broken voice -.nd sore eyes and
nerves a-jangle. He gives us a snap
shot of himself when he describes his
appearance and his sermonic deliver)1
by saying "In bodily presence weak
and in speech contemptible, ana reiers
to his inflamed eyelids when speaking
of the ardent friendship of the Galatians
he says, "If it had been possible,
ye would have plucked out your own
eyes and have given them to me."
We admire most that which we have
least of. Those of us wicn unimpreslive
visage most admire beauty; these
of us with discordant voice most extol
Ynnsriftal ftadeoce: those of us withstam
mering speech most wonder at eio*
\ quence; those of us who get provoked at
trifles and are naturally irascible appreciate
in others the equipoise and the
calpi endurance of patience. So Paul,
with hands tremulous with the agita
~ irons of a lifetime^ wntes'*3T4&eJ
of patience," and of "ministers of God
in much patience," and of "patience of
hope," and tells them to "follow after
to "mB with
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patience," and speaks of tbosestrengthened
with all might to all patience,"
. and looks us all full in the face as he
makes the startling charge, uYe have
need of patience."
Some of the people ordinarily most
Excellent have a deficit in this respect
That man who is the impersonation of
amiability, his mouth full of soft words
and his face a spring morning, if a passirg
-wheel splash the mud across his
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Drcaaoiotu, see uuvv uc ov?vjs uy, ouu
hear him denounce the passing jehu.
The Christian woman, an acgel of suavity,
now that some sociai slight is
put upon her t her family, hear how
her utterance increases in intensity.
One of the ablest and best ministers of
the gospei in America, stopping at a
hotel in a town where he had an evening
engagement, was interrupted in his
afternoon nap by a knock at the door
by a minister who had come to welcome
him, and after the second and third
knock the sleeper opened the door and
took the invader of his repose by the
collar and twisted it with a force that,
if continued, would hive been strangulation.
Oh, it is easy enough to be
patient when there is nothing to be
patient about. When the bank ao
count is good and in no danger of being
overdrawn, and the wardrobe is
crowded with apparel appropriate for
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all the family have attested their health
by keen appetites at a loaded table,
and the newspapers, if they mention
us at all, put right conetrao-ion upon
what we do or say, and we can walk ten
miles without getticg tired, acd we
leep eight Eolid hours without turning
from side to side, the most useless
J grace I can think of is patience. It
has no business anywhere in your bouse,
you have no mere need of it than of a
life preserver while you are walking
the pavement of a oity, no more need
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01 It man. an umoreua uaucr a vjiuuless
sky, no more need of it than of
8ir Humphry Davy's saftey lamp for
miners while you are breathing the
tonic sir of an October morning.
Many of the nations of the earth
hava put their admiration of this virtue
into proverb or epigram. Oae of those
eastern proverbs says, ''With time and
patienoe the mulberry leaf becomes
eatin." A Spanish proverb says, "If I
have lost the rings, here are the fingers
still." The Italian proverb says, "The
world is his who has patience." The
English proverb declares, " When one
door shuts, another opens." Al! these
prorerbs only pat in another way Paul's
terseness when he sajs, "Ye have need
of patience." . ^
First, patience with the faults of others.
Ho one keeps the Ten Commandments
equally well. One's' temperament
decides which command meats he
shall come nearest to keeping. If we
break some of the commandments our elves,
why be so hard on "those who
break others of the ten? If you and I
run against one verse of the twentieth
chapter of Exodus, why should we so :
severely exooriate those who run against j
anoiaer verse vj s<uc saiuc vuspici? uutil
we are perfect ourselves we ought to
be lenient with our neighbor's imperfections.
Yet it is often the case that
the man most vulnerable is the most
hyporcritical. Perhaps he is profane,
and yet has no tolerance for theft, when
profanity is worse than theft, for while
the latter is robbery of a man, the former
is robbery of God.
Perhaps he is given to defamation
and detraction, and vet feels himself
better than some one who is guilty of
manslaughter, not realizing that the
jS&k assassination of character is the worst
kind of assassination. The laver for
> washing in the ancient tabernacle was
at ixd burnished like a looking
^ glass, so that ii??e that approached
that iaver might see their need of wast ing,
and if by the gospel looking gtasa we
discovered our own need of moral
cleansing we would be more economic
of denunication. The mo3t of those
who go wrong are the victims of circumstances,
and if 50a and I had been I
?ll our lives surrounded by the same
baneful influences we would probably
Lave done ju?t as badly, perhaps worse.
In most cases you had better pity more ;
and scold ie*s. Here is a man down
in the ditch of misdoing.___A-^?44-r!ght- <
jtaaMMsjrdomes'aiong and looks down <
fci says: 'There is a man <
?IM ?M?W
3c"a ia fha ditch. "03 had 20 business
o fall into it. Ha 19 severing the
c^nsfqnenoes of hiq own wrongdoing.
No one but himself is to blame."' And
the hearted man passes on.
Again, we have need of patience under
wroDg afflicted, and who escapes it
n some form? it comes to ail peopJe
in professional life in the shape of being
miennderstood. Because cf this
tow many peoplo fly to newspapers for
an'expiation. You ?ee tbeir catd
signed by their own name declaring |
they did not say this or did not do that.
They fluster and worry, not realizing
that every man comes to ba taken for
what he is worth, and you cannot by
any newspaper puff be taken for more
than you are worth nor by any news
paper depreciation be put down, mere
is a spirit of fairness abroad in the
world, and if you are a public man you
are classified among the friends or foes
of society. If you are a friend of
society you cacnot escape ieprebension.
Paul, you were right when you said,
not more to the Hebrews than to us,
*'Ye have need of patience."
T O wilo rooi-j aT17I1}oil llAS
been of great service to me, and it may
be of some service to you: Cheerfully
consent to be misunderstood. God
knows whether we are right or wrong,
whether we are trying to serve him or
damage his cause. When you can
cheerfully consent to be misunderstood,
many of the annoyances and vexations
of life will quit your heart, and you
will come into calmer seas than you
have ever sailed on. The most mis
understood being that ever trod the
earth was the glorious Christ. The
world misunderstood his cradle and
concluded that one so poorly born could
never be of much importance. They
charged him with inebriety and called j
him a winebibber. The sanhedrin misunderstood
him, and when it was put
to the vote whether he was guilty or
not of treason he got but one vote, while
all the others voted "Aye, ave." They
misunderstood his cross and concluded
that if he had divine power he would
effect his own rescue. They misunderstood
his grave and declared that his.
body had been stolen by infamous resurrectionists.
He so fslly consented
to be misunderstood that, harried and
slapped and submerged with scorn, he
answered not a word. You cannot come
up to that, but you can imitate in some
small degree the patience of Christ.
I admire exceedingly the behavior of
that farmer at Sedan, who, when the
great battle was going on between the
armies of Germany and France and
the air was full of the souDd of whistling
bullets and bursting shells, kept
right on plowing in the field, making
straight furrows, now this way and now
that. He had his work to do, and as
he did not feel called to fight, he felt
called to plow. Bravo! I say for that
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all the artillery oHiuman and sataaic
hate rage about you, keep right on plowiog.
Now, let us this hour turn over a new
leaf and banish worriment and care out
of our lives. Jest see how these perversities
have multiplied wrinkles in
your face, and acidulated your disposition
and torn your nerves. You are
ten years older than you oujhs to be.
Do two things, one for the betterment
of your spiritual condition and the
rtf'koi. -P/vr t.fta oftfof.tr nf tnnr wnrMlv in
teresta. First, get your heart right
with God by being pardoned through
the atonement of Jesus Christ. That
will give security for your soul's welfare.
Then get your life insured in
some Well established insurance company.
That will take from you all
anxiety about the welfare of your house
hold in case of your sndden demise.
The sanitary influence of such insurance
is not sufficiently understood.
Many a bread winner long since deceased
would now have bsen alive and
well but for the reason that when he
was prostrated he saw that in case of
his decease his family would to go the
poor house or have an awful struggle
for daily bread. But for that arxiety
he would have got well. That anxiety
defied all that the best physicians oould
do. Supposing these two duties attended
to, the one for the safety of
vonr soul in this world and the next.
| and the other for the Bafety of your
family if you pass out of this life,
make a new start. If possible have
your family sitting room where you can
let in the sunlight. Have a musical
instrument if ycu can afford it, harp
or piano or bass viol or parlor organ.
Learn how to play on it yourself or have
yonr children learn how to play on io.
Let bright colors dominate in your
room. If there are pictures on the
wall, let them not be suggestive of bat
tlefields which are always cruel, of
deathbeds whioh are alwajs ead, or part
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logs wnicn are always neartorea&ing.
There are enough present woes in the
world without the perpetual commemoration
of past miseries If you sing
in your home or your church do not
always choose tunes in long meter.
Far better to have your patience
augmented by the consideration that
the misfortunes of this life must soon
terminate. Hardly anyone lives to
10U years, but few live to 80, while the
majority quit this life before 50. You
ought to be able, God helping you, to
be able to stand as long as that, for
then by the grace of God you wili move
into an improved residence and com
passed by ail Benign ana excellent surroundings,
into aa atmosphere every
breath of which is balmy, and a region
where every sound is music and every
emotion rapture. A land without one
tear, without one parting, without one
This last summer I stood on Sparrow
hill, four miles from Moscow. It was
the place where Napoleon stood and
looked upon the city which he was
about to capture. His army had been
in long inarches and awful fights and
fearful exhaustions, and when they
came to Sparrow hill the shout went
up from tens of thousands of Yoic?s,
"Moscow, Moscow!" I do not wonder
at the transport. A ridge of hills
sweeps round the city. A river semicircles
it with brilliance. It is a spectacle
that you place in your memory
as one of the three or four most beautiful
scenes in all the earth. Napoleon's
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four over whelming torrents of valor
and pomp. Down Sparrow hill and
through the beautiful valley and across
the bridges and into the palaces, which
surrendered without one shot of resistance
because the avalanche of troops
was irrestible. There is the /room in
which Napoleon slept and his pillow,
which must have been-" very uneasy,
for, oh, how short his stay! Fires
kindled in all parts of tile city simultaneously^^^ogi^^ir
army into
the snowstorm^ralSjr which 95,000
men perished, ^jgggpoa did triumphal
march turn in^^j^frible demolition.
TV J _ ? u:l_ T too r>r\ f><? nri'ft
wmic jl ^ ? w high
hill, a as -hill of Christian
anticipation. These hostsvof Grod have
had a long march, and fearful battles
and defeats have again and againlEdngied
with the victories, but today wH
jome up in sight of ths great oity, the
npit^r-ef_ the universe, the residence i
)f the King ^d~tfc?Jlomej>f^t^^
are to reign *ith hitn fcrsvc? an.l evtr.
Lock at the tower? and hear them ring
with etomal jubilee. Look at tbe (
house of many mansion?, whrre many
of our loved ones are. Behold the
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srreers oi oarsnueu iju u ?uu iicm
rumble of the chariots of those who
are more than conqurrorg. So far from !
being driven back, all the 12 gates are
wide open for our entrance. We arc
marching on and marofcing on, and our
every 3tep brings ua nearer to tie city
At what hour we shall enter we have
Tin riftwpr to foretell, but onoe inlisted
amid the blood washed host our en- .
trance is certain. It may be in the '
bright noon day or the dark midnight.
It may b? when the air is laden with
springtime fragrance or ohiiled with
failiag snows. Bat enter we mnst, and
enter we will through the graoe offered
as as the- chief of sinners. Higher
hills than any I have spoken of will
guard that city. More radiant waters
than I saw in the Russian valley will
pour through that great metropolis
No raging conflagration shall drive us
forth, for the only fires kindled in that
city will be the fires of a splendor that
shill ever hoist and never die. Reaching
that shining gate, there will be a
parting, but no tear3 at the parting.
m ?'lit.. __ .i. 1 t ~ll u,
mere win oe an eteruai iaiewcii.
no sadness in the utterasce. Then
there we will part with one of the best
friends we ever had. Noplace for her
in heaven, for she needs no heaven
While love and joy and other graoes
enter heaven, she will stay oat. Patience,
beantiful Patience, long suffering
Patienoe, will at that gate say:.
"Goodbye! I helped you in the battle
of life, but now that you have gained
the triumph you need me no more. I
bound up your wounds, but now they
are all healed. I soothed your bereavements,
but you pass now into the reunion
of heaven. I oan do no more
for you, and there is nothing for me to
do in a eity where there are no burdens
trt nvrrv fJnndhv! T ffo back to the
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world from which you came up, to resume
my tour among hospitals, and
almhouses. The cry of the world's sorrow
reaches my ears, and I must decend.
Up and down that poor suffering
world I will go to assuage and comfort
and su3tain, until the world itself
expires, and all on its mountains, and
in all its valleys, and on all its plains,
there is not one soul left that has
need of Patience."
Fell in Love With Pictures of Women
They MarriedEnveloped
by the cold and solitnde
of an Antarctic night aod with no
women within hundreds of ioe-capped
miles, Prof. Henry K. Archtwski,
jreoiokta&d-ffiete?rologist ofthereceDt
Belgian Antaratic "expaiki6%-felHn^
love with the woman whom he has jast
persuaded to give tip her operatic
career and become his wife.
It wa3 on the night of April 9, 1898,
and on board the steamer Belgina, fast
in the ice floes of the Southern sea,
that there was held a "gran'3 concourse
of beautiful women," one of the many
diversions by which the explorers
Bought to pass away tbe time. Figures
and faces were clipped from magazines
and journals, the fair women in question
were divided into classes, and the
lonesome adventurers began to ballot
for tbe fair ones of i-heir choice.
Professor Archowki discovered a fulllength
portrait of Miss Caroline Adey,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Adey,
of Philadelphia, an operatic prima
donno and heiress of a wealthy father.
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> one w&a iu a \jricuiau ?uu
! scientist was so charmed by the^picturc
! that he cast his vote for her repeatedly.
It was a uniqae case of love at first
! sight. :
Nearly a twelvemonth elapsed before
Lietenant de Gerlache's expedition returned
to civilization, and almost two
years passed before the scientist met
the original of the portrait. She was
then making a European tour with the
Savoy Opera Company. They became
engaged. Mr. and Mrs. Adey were at
first somewhat opposed to the match,
but all obstacles were at last happily
overcome and the marriage was celebrated
on the Continent a fortnight ago.
Professor and Mrs. Archowski are now
living at Liege, Belgum, and expect to
| pay a visit to this country next sum
; mer.
Another member of the expedition,
Capt. George Lecointe, has been married,
and others of the explorers are
said to be contemplating matrimony,
having bten impressed with the comfort
and felioitv of domestic life by
their hardships and solitude.
From Every Sook and Corner of
the GlobeKILLED
Two persons wtre killed in Ucica, X
Y., Wednesday morning by comiDg in
contact with electno wires broken from
Doles b? the Btorm. The snow broke
down thousand? of wires and telephone,
telegraph and car service was badly
A cave in occurred Wednesday morning
at the Nay Aug mine, near Danmore,
Pa., fifcy-one men were entombed
but a rescuing party, after three hours
hard work, Euoceeded in dizgmg into
^je chamber, and rescued all of them
As the result of a fire Wednesday
morning one life was lost, fi7o people
were injured the large struotural
iron works of (J^^&J&Mesker & Co.,
and Lowenthti's commission house at
Evansvtlle, I-Jd , were totally destroyed.
The loss is 1:110,000.
Mra. .Mary Webster Sallee, of Lexington,
Ky., heir to several thousand
dollars of her unole's estate, was shot
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whom she had declared should not share
in her luxury. After shooting his wife
Sallee committed suicide.
The cotton crop of Central Asia is
expected to be excellent this year, according
to Vice Con?ul Smith, at Moscow.
This year's crop is expected to
aggregate between 7,000 and 8,000
poods, or enough. to meet half of the
general demand. The remaining cotton
required for manufacturing purposes
in Russia will have to be imported.
The old home place of James K. Polk,
located in Polk avenue, Na?hville,
Tenn., is being rapidlj demolished and
an apartment house will be erected on
tne site. Mr. Poik died tbiere. The
State Legislature has several times
considered propositions to buy, the
hofcw^for a gubernatorial mansion, but ,
the lcfea^has always met with a negative
action," 1
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Golden Opportunities Which South
Carolina Offers to ' ettlersTen
years after Scuta Carolim bcsame
a State it* population numbered
Ies9 than 400,000. Ono-tenth o* tbis
population lived in cities and towni.
V*8t plantations flourished along tho
back3 of the Edisto, the Ashley, the
Uocper, the Catawba and the Savannah
Rivera. These were the homes of the
rtloaooo -nortnlp ftf WAftlfch and
UUI ( Ul^U viaJDW) ^/wv |/av v*
refinement, who here exeroi3ed a sort
of baronial sway ever their numerous
slaves, and also in less degree over
their poorer white reighbors. After
the civil war many of these homes were
entirely deserted or left in ruins, and
for this reason many once fertile and
well cultivated spots are now untilled,
and seeking new owners. The rcmanceT
of the past olings to many of these
neglected districts, and the classic
beauty of places famed in song and
story remains to cntioe new-oomers to
a land replete with bounteous possibilities.
The Southern Field, a paper devoted
to the agricultural manufacturing,
mining and business interests of
the Southern States, gives a careful
sketch of at least a part of these neg
lected districts, embracing that sec
tion of the State str*. tching from Charleston
to Branchvilie, thence^to Aiken
and Augusta, then to Columbia and
down again to Branchvilie.
This region embraces part3 of Cthe
Red Hills country, in which the soil is
generally red clay and eandy mixture
with here and there a more or less dense
growth of oak andhiol?cry,of the upper
pice belt, in the uplands of which the
soil is a light gray sandy loam, -pro
dnninc the best cotton in the State,
while susceptible, through proper treatment,
of yielding fiae crops of com,
hay, vegetables, anafiuits. Included
in this region are bayou or wet lands of
remarkable riohnees, which may be
brought to the highest state of cultivation
by proper draining. The soil of
these lands is a dark gray loam, under
laid at a considerable depth with im
pervious clay. The products are oats,
corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, cane,
sweet potatoes, beans, apples, plums,
or?^ tyronofl
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Leaving Charleston by rail the heighway
is flanked, by extensive gardens,
the products of which afford comfortable
revenue to every thrifty farmer who
cares to engage in trucking, and which
are easily marketed in Charleston. At
Seven Mile Station, such lands spread
out to the very banks of the Ashley
and Ccoper Rivers, and there are tracts
yet untaken which offer especial inducements
to farmers experienced in gardening,
the prices ranging low, and labor
being extremely cheap. Farther north,
20 miles distant from the city, is the
pretty tos?n of Summerville, known in
4feis-6ett&tfy-,&nd Europe as one of the
5ne3t of health-resorts, ^ where pine
woods, good water, teeandgsoiL
?1?1 AlfTA nccnMHrto Krtfh
WiiUlUbUUiC <311 gl *0 a^buauvw v*. wv?u .
physical and worldly gain. Hundreds
of fertile acres here await the thrifty
farmer; and nowhere in the South cou.d
he do better than here, in the midst of
a refined and kindly people, with
ohurohes, schools, and a near by market.
Four miles onward, and Jedburg
i? reached. This is as yet an unsettled
section, but there are several
thousands of acres here available for
truok-gardening and orchards, for rice
culture aed hemp, and for stock raising.
Dairy farming could be made im
mensely profitable at this point.
At Bird's Station, 41 miles from
Charleston, is another fine bsdy of land
adapted to fruit and oereals; while three
miles below is the station at Pregnalls,
on both sides of which thousands of
acres of stock land can be purchased at
low prices and upon most favorable
terms for tillage, and for pasture. Tiiis
point affords extraordinary opportunities
to stockmen, especially for sheep
and catile. The grasses are stror.g and
nutritious, and with the forest fruits
will enable the raDger to fatten both
sheep and oattle at the cost only of
tending. Numerous branehes traverse
these tracts, so that the supply of
water is unfailing and plentiful. The
mild and wholesome olimate and the
sheltericg woods render it a perfect
habitation for stock.
Twenty miles farther on, is the at
tractive town of Branohville, encom
passed by woodlands not merely ornamental
but containing redoik, cypress,
water oaks, chescut, pine, hickory and
gum of noticeable girth anclin bufficient
quantities to supply furniture factories,
planicg mills, box and crate aad stave
factories with material cheaply obtained.
The next important town west is
Aiken, elevated 600 feet above sea
level, and famed for its salubrity of
climate. Many northern families of
wealth sojourn here during the winter
months, aDd own attractive and expensive
homes among the beautiful groups
of magnolia, crepe mjrtle and stately
pities. Few places in the country can
compare with Aiken in attributes con
tributing to health, comfort and enjoyment.
But the utilitarian also has
found it a meet place for industrial effort,
and several great enterprises are
under way in the vicinity which ensure
its material prosperity far beyond the
speculation or prophecy of the last
generation. Valuable gracite deposits
are quarried in the neighborhood, but
future developments will far surpass
all present enterprise, when the immense
beds of kaolin and granite not
yet uncovered are taken up by foreign
Prominent among the manufacturing
centers of the South is Augusta, the
beautiful little city on the Savannah,
where cotton factories and other
Industrie* attest suberbly the enterprise
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of tiie sturdy Georgians ana tneir coworkers
from abroard whoare rapidly
leading this busy emporium of the past
into new prominence and toward a grand
fulfillment of its natural destiny.
Edgefield and Lexington Counties
are both full of undeveloped riohes in
granite, slate, soapatone >nd kaolin.,
The rapid advancement of this fair
city within the past six years has been
phenomenal, in cotton manufacturing
especially. Not less than $40,000 spindles
are in action within its territory;
while many other industries are prospering
and expanding. Its water works
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ana electric plant, use inos^ or Augusta,
are magnifioient realities, and
are mighty factors in Columbians future
development. Its situation von the
Congaree River gives a commanding
advantage in economic and vast Tvater
power service; while five lines of the
Southern Railway diverging in as rtjany
directions lead to two great ports "and
to every important terminal in the State
and beyond. 1
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Jb romuouimDia soutnwara 10 vraageburg
there stretches another interesting
and fertile section. The town j^ne
of tfca' most attractive in the State; no- I
t?c?ab!c for its bard-oice residence", !
i?3 wide streets adorned *ith serai-trop- j
ic?l folijg-i, and ihs refinement of it3 j
cit'zcrs: The furrounding country is j
irvitioc; and tho productiveness of the j
soil, under which are rich beds of D'arl j
of utknbwn depth and extent, with the
prcrmiiycf valuable growths cf timber,
(ff'rs unusual advantages to those
utho se$k pleasant homes in a climate
rcpletct with health giving qualities,
where -'"reasonable thrift andindastry
are certain of reward. This county is
well watered by the north fork of the
Edisto and other smaller branches, and
is well adapted to general farming and
stock raising.
Hard to Dcivn a Philosopher.
A playful gust of wind came along
and picked off his hat. It waa of the
straw brand, vintage of 1900, already
out of date, although still quite prtsentable
in appearance. That hat just
got up on its rim and bowled merrily
along the sidewalk, while the usual
number of feet and canes wer? thrust
out to check its progress.
"Never mind," called out the owner
of the hat, cheerfully, "I'm going that
way, anyhow."
So -ho walked on in the hat's wake
without any hurry and overtook It
within a block. Then it rolled into a
gutter, which was dirty. This would
have disconcerted anyone except a
"Never mind," said he again, as he
gave the hat a careless brush and put
it on his head. "I was going to get a
new hat to-morrow^ anyhow!"?Chirncrn
The Best-Loved Woman.
The world loves a true and noble
woman more than the greatest beauty
that ever lived or the most brilliant
intellect. Within the memory of
every one there are noble, womanly
lives, which have been dearer and better
to us than the most brilliant women
of history. Not for the beauty of
a Helen of 'xToy or & Cleopatra, nor
for the brilliancy of a George rfand
or a Joan of Arc would we *acrifice
these lives. Indeed, if we had to
choose between one or the other, we
would wipe from the slate of history
those historic characters rather than
destroy the sacred influences of a
noble mother, sister or -wife which
have shaped and formed our career*.
?A. S. Atkinson, M. D., in Woman'i
Home Companion.
Jamaica's Cleft Mountain.
In Jamaica there ;s a mountain,
between Kingston and St. Thomas in.
the east, on the south side of the island,
which bears the name of Judgment
mountain, or Mount Sinai, because
of the awful catastrophe which
occurred there in 1692, by an earth
quaue. in tne district 01 ex. Auarew
only one house was left standing. A
mountain some 4,0G0 feet high was
cleft perpendicularly for 500 or 1,000
feet. from the summit, as smoothly
cut as the housewife's knife could cut
down through a cheese*. '-The-slice <A*
the mountain thrown off covered 1,000
acres in its fall, burying houses and
herds and flocks and 13 persons.?N.
Y. Times.
Voracion* Birds and Fishei.
Birds are bisr eaters. The much
admired robin can give points to most
of his kind. He can easily manag?
two-thirds of his weight in earthworms
in a day. The common pigeon
goes one better. He consumes his own
weight in grain within a day. Fish
are great gluttons. A single American
bluefish. has been known to kill and
partially devour ten great cod, each aa
big as himself, in rapid succession.?
London Mail.
Signs. _
"I thouldn' be surprised if I don?
sold Cat muie ait.ua au," remarjteu
Uncle Rasberry.
"Is joti got any offers?"
"No. But I's gvTinter git one purty
soon. Deacon Thompson stops hyuh
every yuthuh day an' was'ea hall an
hour tellin' me 'bout whut a no 'count
animal it is. An' de deacon doesn' put
in his time wifout'n ha'i got an object."?Washington
Padding; for Footmen's Calves.
One of the greatest essentials with
regard to the recommendation of a
London footman is not only his height,
but the size and form of his legs. T?
suit the needs of those who hare not
been gifted with a well-formed leg the
livery-makers supply artificial calres
which pad out the legs to a respectable
size. A pair of these pads cost about
$1.25.?N. Y. Post.
But * Good One.
"What are you buying ah those
traps for?"
"Doctor's orders. He tells ine I
need a little recreation and insists
that I should go duck-hunting' with
"Huh! Seems to me that's a sort
of quack remedy."?Philadelphia
Xo Consolation There.
"There, now, Clara, how would you
like to be these people who can't get
home from Paris because their funds
gave out?"
"Well, dear me, Clarence, they are
better off than we are, whose funds
gave out before we got started."?In
dianapolis Journal.
A Sad Case.
Mrs. Hogan?Thot little aphalpane
av*a Jerry Horrigan musbt be a bad
penny entoirely.
Mrs. Duggan?Phwy?
"Shure, he's bin th' manes ar maltin*
his poor woife a conflr-rmed husband1
U4. LCi . >. UU,
Her Explanation.
George?How is it, Cousin Clara,
that you gare your age to ths census
enumerator as 22, when we were both
bora in the same year and 1 am 31?
Clara?Oh, that is easily explained.
You haTe lived much faster than I.?
Chicago Daily News.
How It Imprened Her.
Old lady?Just think, only ?ne Sessionary
for 10,000 cannibals.
Young Lady?Dear me! They must
hare veTy small appetites or rery bif
missionaries!?Woman's Journal.
But ISot Sngrar-Co&ted.
A man who marries a disagreeable
woman for the sake of her mon?y
swallows a bitter silver-coated pill.?
Chicago Daily News.
Woman'* Great PomnsIoii.
Men have strength, but-women have
tact.?Chicago Daily News.
Engineer Dvrid Phillips aid Fireman
Cobaugh, of the eastbound express
were burned seriously and the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad was blockaded
for hours by a peculiar accident west of
Washington. Pennsvlvanis. Wednes
day morning. Natural Gas escaping
from a large pipe laid under the tracks
was ignited by cinders from the fire
box of the engine and flames enveloped
the cab.
ilfasi is / ; - .
?hiim^mumiiain a ? ? in? iimmi
Fifihtinsr Spiders.
i "Spider" time has arrived, and the
Filipino boy is happy; writes a corre- i
spondent. He does not know much
about marbles, but when spider time
arrives, and that is just after the
rainy season commences, he knows
that he is to have great sport. There
are two harmless varieties of spiders
that are green and yellow in color and
mature in June. They are as long- as
the common black spider, so plentiful
in California. The Filipino boy catches
these and keeps them secure in a
box. A small rod the size and length
of a knitting needle is procured. A
spider is then placed on the rod. Another
boy comes along and he bets a
cent that his spider will whip. Then
the sport commences. The boy who
is challenged produces his spider,
places it on the rod with the challenger's.
Both spiders make a rush
for each other and a fierce battle ensues.
Sometimes the stronger of the
two will wind a web around the other,
fastening him to the rod and completely
putting him out of business.
The spiders sometimes fight for ten
mim:tes. Nearly every boy has from
eight to twenty spiders, and they bet
all fhA Vilinmn nennies thev can ff-et
? JC X" -*i c
on the result of the light.?Detroit
Free Press.
A Chinese Fable.
Here is a Chinese fable with a moral.
A sparrow had its nest half-way
up a tree, in the top of which dwelt
a monkey. After a heavy rain the
sparrow, snug and dry in its warm
nest, saw the monkey shaking his
dripping body, and could not refrain
from addressing him thus: "Com
rade, your hands are skillful, your
strength great, your intellect clever;
why do you live in such a iniserable
state? Why not build a snug nest
like mine?" The monkey, angered at
the complacency of the sparrow, replied:
"Am I to be mocked by an
evil creature like you? Your nest is
snug, is it?" and so saying, he threw
the nest to the ground. Moral: Don't
talk with a passionate man.?London
America th* Land of Stability.
What ether civilized government can
boast such continued stability as the
United States since the inauguration
af our first president? During this
period the form of government In
France has changed ten times. Germany
is but 30 years old. Austria, as a
nation, is the outcome of the Hungarian
rebellion. Italy is a still later
product of popular evolution. Cavour
tore down many walls to build one
nation. England and Russia ere the
only great powers which are now iden
LIC& 1 ill 31/lUVlUiai Iiibu Tiiiuv
they were when, our republic adopted
her constitution.?Albion W. Tourgee,
in N. Y. Sun.
He Lingered.
"Isn't it a nuisance to button one's
gloves?" remarked the fair young girl,
whose engagement hi^ recently been
"I always let my husband do it :?or
me," said her married friend.- "He buttons
them in a jiffy. Why don't you let
your young man button yours?"
J. UIU CJU.C VlUCi t , ouu 4 1/ irUVtt
him nearly half ail hour."?Philadelphia
"This," said the drug clerk, "ia a
most wonderful hair ren-ewer. It's
our own preparation."
"Well, giro me a bottle," said "the
bald-headed man. "But say, come to
think of it, why don't you use it? You
are pretty bald yourself."
"I can't use it. You see, I'm the 'before
using' clerk. The 'after using*
clerk is out at. lunch. You should see
him."?Philadelphia Press.
Odd Advertising Scheme.
Ingeniously enterprising was the advertising
method adopted by an English.
tradesman. While at a seaside resort
he noticed how eagerly visitors
from town picked up shells. At a small
expense he bought a wagon load of
mussel shells, stamped an advertisement
on each and scattered ths lot
along the shore.?Times.
A New Will.
"Hello, Jasper," exclaimed Spenders,
stopping his rich uncle's valet,
"how's uncle this morning?"
"Weu, sir, ne says ne tnnun n?
needs a change of heir."
"So he sent you for the doctor, eh ?M
"No; his lawyer." ? Philadelphia
Niearaffna'c Noted Volcano.
The most noted rolcano In Nicaragua
ia Coseguina, which, after a long
series of earthquakes along the Andes
mountains and throughout the Central
American states, in June, 1S35,
broke into violent eruption, scattering
ashes over 1,500 miles of country.
?jL/etroit xree rre?.
Slow Promotion In Ruiian Army.
Promotion in the Russian army is
slow. It takes 16 to 17 years fox a
captain to become a lieutenant
colonel, and 14 year? tor a lieutenant
colonel 'to become a colonel.?N. T.
His Proficiency.
Employer?I thought you told me
that you were the best scholar in your
class at college. You don't seem to
ihow it.
Vovn floTV?T rtMn'-f UT I
said sculler.?Philadelphia Eecord.
The Only Thtnff.
Edythe?Don't you think that character
is a young man'i everything?
Ethel?Oh, yes; if he has nothiig
To Learn to Carve.
Every head of a family should attend
a medical collece lone enough to
gain a knowledge that will aid him
In carving a chicken.?Atchison Glob*.
Hard to Seat our Lins
of Machinery anil
Kill Supplies.
Chase, Hege, Liddell and High
Point saw mills
The Murray Cleaning and Distributing
Liodeil Automatic and plain Engine#.
"Sioux" Ooriifl8 Engines.
' New 8onth" Brick Machinery.
Farquhar Threshers and Grain Drills.
Diss ton Saws and Files.
Peerless Packings, Stevens Sewer Pipe,
and Supplies generally.
Erie City Engines and Boilers
Egan Woodworking Machinery.
"Qneen of the 8auth" Grist Mills
KelJey Dup-ex Feed Mills
Buadj Trap? and Steam Specialties
?? 1 \fotala
icagnvua tkU'S uviuwuia vauuv?
W. H. Glbbes & Cs.,
- /> - x ? cr<i
bus ttervaifl ?treat,
Chinese Igneranee, "
One of tho delights of travel in
China is the innocent ignorance of the
people. They think themselves the
most sophisticated and heaven-enlightened
people on this earth, and so
make their naive childishness the
more engaging. They live very close
to the primeval superstitions, and the
srods and devils, between whom they
make little practical distinction, command
their healthy respect. Onr slipper
boatmen stuck a bunch of incense
sticks into the bank at' the foot of
some bad rapids, to placate the spirits
of the rapids, who, indeed, were so far
pleased as to let us ascend. Our house '
boat admiral laid out an elaborate
offering of chicken and rice and soup
and pork and chicken-blood and lighted
candles as we entered the North
river on our downward journey.
"What is this for, captain?" we
asked. "For the enjoyment of the
spirits of the river," he replied; "they
are eating half the sacrifice." "But
it is all here still," we told him at
the close. "Well," he replied, "at
least, the candles are gone."?R. E.
Speer, in Frank Leslie's Popular
Monthly. -
Facts About the Sirdar.
The sirdar (Sir Francis Wingate).
short stay, is a remarkably young- mail
for the important position he now
holds, and he is one of those who carry
an old head on young shoulders. Twenty
years ago, when only 19, he entered
the royal artillery and reached his majority
art 28. When only 23 Wingate
served as military secretary to Sir Evelyn
Wood in the Nile expedition and received
special mention in dispatches
for his brilliant work. The sirdar's
late career is familiar to everybody.
He fought at Toski, Tokar, Afafit, Firkert,
Hafir, Atbara and Omdurman, carries
more medals and decorations than
any other man of his age in the world
and does not look as if he had erer been
in anything more dangerous than a
kaa^Qm.?London Mail.
io?d Roberts' Warm Friend.
"It ia not generally known," says M.
A. P., "that Lord Soberts has with him
in South Africa a warm personal friend
who faced death with him in India
more tfoan 40 years ago. The gray-1--0
?J. u? 4-v ~
nairevi vcicr<tu tyiiv :wc ujr cue oivxo ua
the commander In chief into Kroonstad
recently was Lieut. Gen. Sir James
Hills-Johns, of Dolan Cothy, in Carmarthenshire,
The two old friehd*
hare much in common. Both, curiously
enough, are very short in stature, both
hare been in Indian veritable hairbreadth
escapes from death. There ia
a very considerable personal resemblance
between them and both have
won the Victoria cross.?N. Y. Sun.
Boston's Early Pauper Lnnatiei.
At a legislative hearing on behalf of
the insane poor a physician recalled
the fact that, as late as 1839 the city
of Boston kept its pauper lunatics in
T*r??nr1 at> wTi-icVi rws+*d nt? Wharfs
and were rolled out of the almshouse on
pleasant days to give the wretches a
little air and sunshine. When a new
building was provided the patients
were trundled into it in their cages.
But Dr. Butler, the wise and humane
superintendent, promptly set them
free from conditions which might make
a same man crazv.?Youth's Companion.
Dyad for Loxe.
"Congratulations, old man!"
"Whrt for?"
"Oh, don't be hypocritical. Joakley
tells mo jour rich uncie died last
"Joakley thinks he's funny. A
pretty young widow moved in next
door to my uncle, and he's dyed his
hair and mustache."?Philadelphia .
Unconscious Comparison.
"Ah," he protested, "my love for
you is the greatest thing1 in the'world.
It is larger than the -world. It is wider
? ? ? T win nAtlf if in+A
your ears."
"Sir!" ejaculated the fair maid. "Doyou
mean to insinuate anything about
the sise or shape of nay ears?"?Ealtimere
Son tana's Copper Output.
According to United States Assayer
Bradea, the copper taken from the
mines ef Montana last year was worth
se less than $40,000,000. That is the
largest amount of that metal ever produced
in any state in a single year, and
it takes no aceount of th? revenue from
ether mineral resources there, either.
?Chicago Chronicle.
on* AaTKuxnsc.
Phyllis?Ii you continue to be a rollr"
toff stone, Gordon, you will never
amount to anything. _ .
Gordon?There is one great advantage
of being a rolling, atone; you
don't gat pieked up for a flat.?Harlem
Puzzled tor Once.
Mrs. Banks?"What do you think of
your new neighbors?
Mrs. Brooks?Well, I can't say. They
moved in when. I was downtown, and
they have their washing done out.?
loaart Set.
$100 Eeward, $100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to lean that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been.able to core in all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cnre
is the only positive cnre known to the
medioal fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires constiutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease and giving the
patient strength by building up the constitution
and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so
much faith in its curative powers, that
they cffer One Hundred Dollars for
any case that it fails to eure. Send for
llfll ux bCDiltUUUJl01O>
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Props.,
Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Kail's Family Pills are the best.
Storms have been sweeping over the
British coasts and ships in the channel
have had rough experiences. Several
miner wrecks are reported. The steamer
Rossgull, Plymouth, foundered off
the Island of Jersey. Her passengers
were saved but a boat containing nine
of the crew is missing.
IOHFI Tl 1811
incHhi aw
Ob Improved real Mt&te.
Iatemt eigkt per eeat.
payable feml-aaiinally.
Time S t? 5 years.
No eenuaiflsions charged
H- T?. Pftlmftr.
CentralNatioiia] BankBaildim?,
05 Plain Sfc-, Columbia, S. C.
- H3
w M
Cane Mills,
Rice Huliers, Pea
Huliers, |
Planers and j
Swing Saws,
Rip Saws,
ard all other kinds of wood .
working machinery. My Ser
geant Liog Jtfeam saw mm is
the heaviest, strongest, and
most efficient mill for the
money on the market, quick,
accnrate. State Agent for EL
B. Smith Machine Company
wood working machinery. : $
For high grade engines, plain l!
slide valve?Automatic, and I
(Inrlists wtita ttia* A tflaa : :
Warertown, and Sfcruthers I
and Wells. V-S
1826 Main St., Columbia, S. 0. - J
The New Ball Bearing |
Sewing Machine
It Leads in Workmanship. Beauty, .
Capacity, Strength, Light Running.
Every Woman Wants One.
Attachments, .Needles and ]
Parts for Sewing Machines
of all makes.
When ordering needlessend
sample. Price 27c per^oten,
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied Terrf ,
1219 Taylor Street,
MENT, the Great Antiseptic
Healer, cures Piles, Eczema, |
sore jsyes, uianuiatea myelins, ^
Carbuncles, Boils, Cuts, Brnii- 1
es, Old Sores, Bums, Corns, I
Bunions, Ingrowing Toenails, J
Inflammatory Rheumatism, I
Aches and Pains, Chapped I
Hands and Lipa, Erysipelas,
It is something everybody*"''1
needs. Once nsed always used.
For sale by all druggists and
dealers. At wholesale by
Columbia, o. U i,
Ortman Pays
the EXpress j
Steam Dyeing or^very^
description. Steam, Napt'Jia,
French Dry and
chemical cleansing. 8end ~
for our new price list and
circular. Ail work guar
anteed or no charge.
Ortoas's Steal Oye Iwkt1310
Main Street
Columbia, S. C
A. L Ortman, Proprietor. ?!?
Aromatic 3
" WTritena the Tee tlx
dleanses the Month
[^Sweetens the Breath
' :-^S
Drug Co.,
I 'f > v.":
Curat La Grippe, dyspepsia, indigestion
ancl all stomach and bowel troubles, solid or . ^
shelera morbus, teething troubles villi
children, kidney troubles, bad-Jdeod aad.
all ?crts of tores, risings or felons, eutsaad
bonis. It is ss good antiseptic, when locally \
applied, as anything on the market.
liry ft and yon Trill praise it to others.
If jour druggist doesn't keep it, write to
3-? BHIiii
UIH B&3 firfii Habits Cared a',
of tefareseM. 25 Toaxs a wmMB mm
Hom? Treatment "en c FKEE.. -Add^^H
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