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Mule a brayta';
Man at gate:
"IHellol brother,"
Tfow-headed children
Watch an' walt;
"Bless the darlings]"
Stump in corn field;
(Urowin' late,)
"1Baised a farmer,"
Gray head so'dier
Served the State;
''Wait mucre ponslons?"
Old-timed wilddor,
bad as fate:
'Lost my wift,-too!"
.ig church meetin'
DOaCOD Atraight,
"Born a Baptist!"
Safe In ofllce,
Vote a wait:
"Go to thunderl"
An Eloquent and Foreful Boyinon by Mv.
Dr. Talmpge.
DeWitt TaIogo is1 now in this city,
whence he will sIll next Thursday on
the iteomer Alameda for Honolulu on
his irip round !he ivorld. le preached
today to a 1ire and deeply interested
aujieice on the eubje.ct of "Heavy
Weights," the text being takeu from
Pasnois lv, 22, -Cast thy burdens uoon
the Lord, and he shall sustain thee."
David was heie taking ble own meal,
cne If anybody had on him heavy
weights, Dravid hId them, and yet out of
his own experienco he atvines you and
me as to the bes\ way of gel.ting rid tot
burdens. This Is a world ol burden bear
ing. During tie pact few days Iidio2s
came from acioss the sea of a mighty and
rood main fallen. A man full of the
Holy Ghost was he, his name tho syn
nym lor all that I good and hind and
gracious and beietcieut. Word comes
to us of a scouren sweet ing oil hundreds
and thousands of people, and there is a
burden of sorrow. Sorrow on the son
and sorrow on the land. Comiug into
the house of riyer there may be no
sign of Eadoess or sorrow, but where is
the man who has not a conflict? Where
Is the soul ibat has not a etruggle? And
there Is not a dav of all tie year when
my text is not glori usly appropriate,
and there is never an audience assembled
on the planet where the text is not glo
riously appropriate, "Cast thy burden
upon the Lord, and he shall sustain
In the for east wells of water are ac
infrejuent that when a man owho a well
be has a property of very great value,
and sometimes battles have been fough1
for the poesession of one well of vater
l'ut there is one well that every moi
owns, a deep well, a perennial well I
well of tears. If a man has not a burdei
on this shoulder he has a burden on th4
other shoulder.
The day I loft home to look after my
self sane 1.r myself in the wagon my fa
ther eat driving, und he said that da3
something which has kept with me al
my life: ".DnWitt It is always safe tF
trust God. I have many a time come to I
cnesd of dfl-cultV. You may know .hat
having been sick for 15 years, it wan n
easy thing for me to support a famly
but always God came to tue rescue,
remember the time," lie said, "when
didn't know what to do, and I saw
man on horseback ridiang up the fan
lane, and lhe announced to me that
had been nominated for the most lucra
tive ofilce in all the gift of the people o
the~ county, audi to that ofile I wa
elected, and God in that way met all m
wants, and [ toll you it, is always safe t
trust him
Ob, my friends, what we want is
practical religion. The relhgion peopl
have is so high up you cannot reach i
I had a friend who entered the life of al
evangelist, lie gave up a lucratly
business In Chicago, and he and hi
wile finally came to severe want. H
told me that in 'he morning prayers h
he said: "0 Lord, thou knowest w
have not a mouthful of food in the house
Help me, help nel'' And lie starte
out on the street,, andl a P,ontleman me
him and said: "I have been thinking a
you a good while. You know I am:
flour merchant. If you won't be oflend
ed, I shoul1 like to send you a barrel c
flour.'' lie cast his burden -on th<
Loi d, and the Lord sustained him. Noi
that Is the kmdi of rehigion we want.
In the strait of Magellan I have beel
told, there is a place where, whicheve
way a ship capt4un puts his ship, lhe flada
the wind aganct hi-o, aind there arm
men who all their lives have been run
ning in the teeth of the wind, and whici
way to t urn they do not know. Some .:
thr m may be in this assemblage, and].
address them ince to face, not perlunc.
t(;Lby, but as onie breijer talks to an,
other brotl'er, "Cast thy burden un
the Lord, andl be shall sustamu thee."
Thl~ere are a great many men who have
business burden's. When we see a war
harried and perplexed and annoyed it
business lie, we are apt to say, "He
ouebit not to ,uave attempted to carry ac
much.'" Ah, that man may not be to
blame at all! When a man plants his
business, lhe does not know what will be
Its outgrowths, what will be Its roots.
.what will be its branches. There ia
ma~ny a man with keen foresight and
large busineso faculty who has beer
flung Into tho (lust by unforesen cir
cumstances springing upon him from
ambush. When to buy, when to sell
when to trust and to what amount o
credlit, what will be the effect of thu
new mnyeution in machinery, what wil
be the effect of that loss of croi) and a
thousand other questions perplex bust
ness men until the hair is slivered an<
deep wrinkies are piowed in the cheek
and the stoks go up by mountains and gi
down by valleys, and they are at tbei
wits' ends and stagger like drunke:
There never has been a time whe1
there have been such rivalries in busi
ness as now. It is hardware againa
hardware, books agair~st books, chant
lery against chandlery, imported artic1
agaInst impiorted article. A thousan
*stores in combat with another thousan
stores. Never such advantage of lighi
never such variety of assortment, nevi
so much splendor of show indow, no
or so much acuteness of' advertising ai
amid all these severities of rivalry
business how many men break dow
Oh, the burden on the shoulder! e
the burden on the heart!
You hear that it as -avarice whi<
drives these men of business throup
the street, and that is the commonly a
ceptedi idea. I do not believe a word
it. The vaot multitude of these busine
mnen are tollng on for others. To ed
cate their children, to put wing of pro
Iteotion over their households, to have
. omething left so when they pass out of
this life thetr wiver end children will not
have to go to the poorhouse-bat Is
the way I translate this enerey In the
street and store, the vast wejority of
thAt energy. Grip. Gouge & Co. do not
do all of the business. Some of you re
member who the Central America was
coming home from California it was
wrecked. President Arlbur's father-.
law was the heroic captain of the ship
and went down witk most ot the passen
tenre. Some of them got off into lifeboats
Lut there was a young man returning
from California who had a bag f gold
in his hand, and as the last boat shoved
off from the ship that was to go down
that -oung man shouted to a comrade in
che boat: "Hiere, John, catch this gold.
There are $3,000 Take it home to mv
old mother. It will maxe her comforpa -
ble in her last days." Grip. Gtange &
Co. do not do all the business o the
Ab, my friend, do you say that God
does not care anything about your world
ly business? I tell you God knows more
about it than you do. He knows all your
o*rplexities. Hn knows what mortbage
in about to fVraclose. He knows what
note you cannot piy. He iknowa what.
-iussa~blo goods you have on your
lielvcs. IIe knows all your trials from
Cie day you took hold of the firh,.3atd
stck down to the sale of the last yor' of
rbbon, sud the Gd who bolped Dev-d
!o be king, und who helped Daniel to be
prium 0 minister, n! who helped H1ava
lock to be a tsoldier will help you
o discharge all your duties. le
la going to Pee you through. When
loss cormes and you flnd your pro
porty going, just take this book and put
it down by your ledirer and read of the
eternil psossions that will conio to
you through our Lord J-aus Christ.
And when your business partner betrays
you, and your frier'ds turn against you,
just take the insultiog letLer, put it down
on the table, puL your Bible beaido tho
insulting letter and thou read of the
friendship of him who "stickoth closer
than a brother."
A young accountant in New York city
got his accounts entangled. He knew
he was honest, and vet, he could not
make hls acounts come out right, and
he tomlod at them day and night until he
was nearly frenzied. It seemed by those
hooks that something had teen misap
propriatod, and he know before (od ho
was honest. The last day came. Ho
kLiew if ho could not that day make his
z.counts . come out right he would to
into disgrace and go into hankihment.
trom the business estaulishinent. He
'vent over there very early, bMforo there
was anybody in the place, and he knelt
down at the desk anad said: "0 Lord,
thou knowest I have tried to be honet,
but I cannot make these things come
out rightl Help metoday-help me thifs
norniugi" The young man arose, and
hardly knowing why lie did so opened it
book that lay on the desk, and thero was
a I,.at toutainin a line of fleurcs which
explained everything. In other words,
I ho casi, his burdien upon the Lord, and
L Lhe Load sustained him. Young uan,
3 %o you hear that?
Oh, )es, God Las a sympathy wiL,
anybody that is in any kind f toil. lie
- knows how heavy is tho hod or bricks
- iat the workmau carries up the laddei
on the wall, he hears tho pickox ot the
i miner down in the coal shalt, he known
) now strong the tempost strikes the sail.
i 'w at meaathead, he sees the iactory 2 iL
among the spdles and knows how hier
3 a'ms ache, he sees the sewing woman
,in the fourthestory and knows how few
I *a~ce she gets for making a garment.
I and k~uder than all tihe din and roar cf
s ,* city comes the voice ola sympathie
1 GE d, "Cast thy burden upou thei Lxd,
[ and hie shall sustain thee."
Then there are .a great many who
' br-ve a weight of persecution and abuse
s upo~n them. Somnsumes society gets a
ir gidg against a man, All his motives
3 are mtsmuterpre'ed, and all his good
deeds are depreciated. With more vir
a ture than some of the honored and ap
e plauded he runs only against raillery and
.sharp criticism. When a man begir~s to
i igo down, he has not only the force of na
e tural gravitation, but a hundred hands
s to help him in the precipitation. Men
s are persecuted for their virtues and their
B Euccesses. Germianicus Eald he had juet
B as many bitter antagonists as he had ad
I oniments. The chatacter sometimes
:1 is so lustrous that the weak eyes of envy
t aud jealousm. cant'ot he ir to look atIt.
I It was their in'te.rity that, put Joseph
a iu the pit,, and Daniel in the den. and
- Mihadrach in the lire, and sent Johni the
li Evangelist to desolate Patmos, and Cal
s yin to the castle of persecution, and John
v H-uss to the stake, and Korah after
Mosey, and Saul after David, and Herod
2 afteor Christ. Be sure if you have any
r tihing to do for eburch or state and you
i attempt it with all your soul the hu2ht
ning will strike you,
The world al -ave has had a cross he
tween two thieves for the one who
.omeni to cave ih.. high and holy en tei
prise has always been tollowed by abuse.
The most sublime tragsdy o1 self sacri
fice has come to lurlesque. The graceful
sgatt of virture is always followed by
scoff and grimace and travesty. The
tweeiest strain of poetry ever written
has come to ridiculous parody, and as
tong as there are viriue atnd righteous.
ness in the world there will be something
for iniquit~y to grin at. All along the
line of the ages and In all lands the cry
has beeni: "Not tis man, but Barab
baa. 2Now, Barabbas wao, a rob' or."
A ud what makes the persecutious of
life worse is that they come from people
whom you have helped, from those to
whom you loaned money or have started
in business, or whom you rescued im
some great cricis. I thintk It has been
tene history of all our lives--the most
acrImonious assault has come from those
whom we have benefited, whom we have
helprd, and that makes it all the harder
to bear. A man ia in danger of becom
ing cynical.
I A clergyman of the Universalist
, hurch went into a neighborhood for the
> estab~lishment of a church of his denomi
e nation, and he was anxious to find some
r one .f that denomination, and he was
pointed to a certain house and went
3 there. He said to the man of the house:
"I understand you are a Universalist. 1
't want you to help me in the enterprise,"
|- "'Well," said the man, "I am a Univer
e salist, but I have a peculiar kind of Uni
d versahsm." "What is that?" asked the
d minister. "Wl, replIed the other, "I
, have beep out in thle world, and 1 have
or , esn cheited and slandered and outriged
w- and abused untIl I believe in umiversal
id damnation)"
in The groat danger is that men will he
n) come cynical and given to believe, as
b, David was tempted to say, that all men
ito liars. Oh, my friends, do niot let
yh that be the effect upon your souls) II
h you cannot endure a little persecution,
o- how do you think our fathers endured
of ureat persecution? Motley, in his "Dutet
as Reopubllc," tells tis of Egmiont, the mar.
a-2 tvr. who, condemned to be bhadea
uotastened. his collar on the way to th4
80solrold, and when they asked'him wh'
he did that he said: "So they will not
be detained in their work. I Want to bI
ready." Oh, how little we have to on,
dure compared with those who have gone
before ne
Now, if you have com across ill
treatment, let me tell you you are in ex.
cellent company-Christ and Luther and
GaIllei and Columbus and Jobn Jay and
Josiah Qincy and thousan(is of men and
women, the best spirits of earth and hea
Budge not one Inch, though all hell
wreak upon you its vengeance and you
be made a target for dtevils to shoot at.
Do you n not think Christ knew all about
pereccution? Wak he not hissed atI Was
he not struck on the cheek? Was -a not
possued all tho days of his life. Did they
not expectorate u',on him? Or, to put
t in B'ble lmuago, "They spIt upon
him " And canuot he understand what
tieraccution is? "Cait they burdtn upou
the L~rd, and bei shall sustain thee."
Then there are others who carry great
burdeos of' physical ailments. When
sudden sickness has come and fierce
choleras and maliigrant fevers take the
castles of life by storm, we appeal to
God, hut. in them, chroic ailments wbich
worr our, the streigth day tter day wisd
vek after week end year after year how
little reiorting to God for solace! Then
icople dewoinded.npon their tonims. Rd
'heir phwsterq, and tueir cordials rather
dhan upon hiavenly st)mula'JLs.
Oh, how fow peop)e there are com
vlotelV well. Some of you, by, (3it of
tombOverance and care, have kept living
it) this time. but, how you havo had to
war against physical ailmente! Anedilu
vitns, without modical collego and li
firmary and apothecairv Bhop. multiplied
thteir years by hundreds, but ho who has
gone through th gantlet of distase in
our time and hlan come to 70years of age
is a heio worthy o'f a palm.
The world seems to be a great hos
pital, and you run againAt rheumstisms
and consumptioca aud scrof ulas and
sctofuls and icwalgias and scores of
old diseases baptized by new nomenela
ture. Oh, how heavy a burden sickness
Is! It takes the color out of the sky
and the sparkle out of the wave, and
-be swectneos out of the fruit, and 'he
luster out of the iitght. When the limbs
ache, when the mouth is hot, when the
ear roars with ilieaithy obstructions,
how hard it is to be patient and chear
ful 'id aussidunus!
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord."
Doesuour head ache? Iis wore the
1.horn. Do your feet hurt? 1119 were
crushed of the spikes. Is your side pain
ful? Ills was stiuck by the spear. Do
Yol teel like giving way under the
burden ? Ills wtakuess gave way under
a cresa. While you are in every pos
sible way to try Lo restore your physit
cal vigor, you are to remember tuat
more sothing than any auodyne, more
vitalizing than any stimulant and more
strengthening than any tonic is the
prereription of the text, "Cast thy bur
den upon the Lord, and he will sustain
We hear a great dai of talk now
about faith cure, and some people say
it cannot be done and i is a failure. I
do not know but that the chiet advance
.,f the church is to be in that direction.
Marvelous things come to ins day by
day wh.i make nu think that if the
age of miracles is past, it is because the
aith of toiraclee is past.
A prominent wercaant of New York
said to a member of my family, "Mv
mother wants her case mentioned ti
Mr. Talmnage."
This was tio case. Ho said: "Mly mot
her had a dreadtul absetcss, fiom whicl
sihe had suff-red untold agonies, and al
surgery hati been exausted uponL her
and worseanri worse she grew utilwe
call ini a few Chiistan friends and pr<
c::etted to pray about it. We commend
'ed her case to God, and the albscest
began inmmediately to be cured. She is
entirely wveli no w anrlwithout any sur
gmt y." So that case has come to me
and there are a score of othier caset
coining to our ears from all parts of thn
eaith 0, ye who are aick, go to Christ
Oh,ye who are worn out with agonies ol
body, "Cost thy burden upon the Lord
andi lie shall sustain thee."
Anothrer burden some have to carry
is thbe buirden of breevement. Ah, thesa
are the troubles that worr us out! If wa
lose our proparty, by additional indus
try perhaps we may bring back thi
estranuged fortune; if we lose our gooc
name, perhaps by reformation of mor
als we may achieve axamn reputatiot
for integrity, but who will bring bacd
the dear departed ?
Alas, me, for the~se empty cradles an<
these trunks of childish toys that wil
never be used again! Alas, me, for thi
in myty chair and the sijence in the ball
that, will never echo again to those fan
iliar footsteps! Alas for the cry of wid
owhoodl andi orphanage! What bitte:
Maraths in the wildJerness, what citiei
of the dead, what lon~g black shiadow
from the wing of death, what eyes sun.
kani with grief, what hands t"ombling
,vith bureavemntr, wvhat inrtruments
of music shut nowv becaust there are
no LIgers to play on them! Is there no
relief for such sonius ? Aye, let that soul
ride into the h arbor of my text:
'Thr soul that onu Josus has learned to re
I wili nuot, I will not desi-e to its foes.
.That soul, though all hell shall endeavor
to stake,
I'll ilever, no never, no never forsake.
Now the grave is brighter than the
ancient tomb where thme lights were
pre-petually kept burning. Lrhe scarred
fee.t of him who was "the resurrection
and the life" are on the broken grave
hbtlock, while the voices of angels ring
down the sky at ' he coronation of an
othefr aoul come home to glory.
T'hen there are many who carry the
burden of sin, Ab, we all carry It until
In the appointed way that burdan is
lifted, We need no Bible t~o prove that
the whole race is ruined. What a spec.
tacle it would be if we could tear oil
the mask of human defilement or beat
a drum that would bring up the whole
army of the word'd trans g ressions
the deception, the fraud, and the mur.
der, and the crime of all centuries! Ayt
if 1 coul'l soud the trumpet of thi
resurection in the eoul of the best
men in this audience, and all the
dead sains of the paat shonld come up
we could 'aot endure the sight. Sin
grim anid dire, has put its clutch upor
the immortal soul, and that clutch wil
never relax unless it be under the bee
of bitni who came to destroy the worki
of the devil.
Oh, to have a mountai of sin on thi
soul! Is there no way to have the bar
den moved ? Oh, yes, "Cast thy b~urder
upoin the Lordi." The siulessone came
to take the conlsPeues of our sin
And 1 know he its in earnest. Row d<n
I know it ? By the streaming temples
atd the streaming handu as he sayi
"Conso unto me, all yeo who are wear:
and heavy laden, and 1 will give yot
Why will prodigals live on swinec
husks when the robe, and the ring, ant
father's welcome are ready ? Why g<
w andering over the great Sahara deser
of your sin when you are Invited to thi
gardens of God, the trees of life an<e
fountations of living water ? Why be
houjeleas anid homeless forever wher
you may become the sons atid daughi
tera of the Unrd f ad A 1mlgah ty?
Geittna Ready for the BIg Conventiox,
WhIch Will Soon be Held to Coluanbia
Want the Question Submitted to tLe
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 28.-The
Prohibitionists of the State are now up
an( doing, though it can hardly be said
that they are doing much so far. It has
been thought for some weeks, since the
accidontri prohibition law has been of
effect, that the Prohibitionists would
take steps to have the law applied to 1he
men dealing in liquor. But thev have
not made a move lo 0o far as the ueneral
publIc la aware.
T'he committee now comes to the fcotnt
however, and shows its hand. The
committee manifestly wishes to consult
with the Prohibitionists of the State and
get them all to join in a demand upon
city authorities that the prohibition law
be enforced. Friday the committeo pre.
paved an address to the people of the
State along this line and urging a bit at.
tendauce at the State Prohibition CJn
vention to be held in this city on June 7.
This address was given to the press Fri
day but withdrawn and held over till yes
terday, when it was made public. The
address reads as follows:
To the Democratic voters of South
We are at this time confronted with a
situation which threatens greater perils
to all the interest of our people than un'y
which we have had to face since the dark
day ot reconstruction and nepro domit-a
tion. It ,in, therefore, the part of true
manhood and loyal citizenship, to meet
the emergency with a determined pur
pose to do fearlessly and uncompromrais
ingly that which is right in the signt of
God and, trusting to him for a safe deli
verance from the impending evils.
The State Prohibition Executivo Com
mittee, voicing the sentiments of the
large class of our people who balieve
that the liquor traffic In an evil agency
from which floiws most of the pauperiam,
crime and suflering which curse our State
and who are confident in belief that
prohibition of the traffic is the only ade
quate remedy for these evils within our
reach, bave issued a call for a conven
tion to meet in Columbia on the 7rh day
of June to consider thb means for applv
ing this remedy. We Veal that we are
but fulfillin-z a duty which we owe to
our follow citiz-ens in urging upon them,
with all the earnestness of which we -tre
capable, the supreme importance of re
sponding to this call and giving the most
thoughtful consideration to the occrasion
which demands it. An experiment au
thorized by the Legislature, in diroct
violation of the will of the people as
clearly expressed at the last election,
has, after nine mouths trial, just been
closed by the interpositioa ol the Su
preme t.o.trt, at a cost of bitter puTii
cal animcesily, bloodlied, and a cori
tion of unehecked lwlessuess ou the
part of the representatives of the hqu'ir
traffln, uuparallelled in the history of the
State. The first decision of the Supremo
Court. has been interpreted by some as
in effect, removing all restraints lc o
the liquor traffic, and the whiskey seller
has been thus advertised that they might
reopen their saloons anywhere in the
-tate without molestation from the su.
thorities. As a direct result of thic an
nouncement, the sluice sates of this
abommnation have been opened, anel! a
stream of intoxicants is now roliit' in
upon the S'tto, which, if unchecked, by
the Prompt and ('etermined action "f a
nited people, will carry death and de
struction to every portion of our devotad
If we did not believe that there is stA
aicient power in the law, if promptly u'1
lized, to protect, us in a measture from~
the threatened evils, the siituation would
indeed be appalling, but we confidently
assure you tellow citizens, that, you are
not left hopelessly to battle with this
merciless foe, thus invited to invade tho
sanctity of your homes. The means
of protection are within your reachi.
SMunicipal laws exist in most of the
towns and cities of the State forbidding
the sale of intoxicating liquors without a
license and there are penaltics to enf'wce
such ordinances. It therefore becones
Sthe duty of all good citizens to demiandI
iof their municipal authorities that this
a prohibition be applied to anyone who
would attempt, under the ill-advised ,s.
surance of any one, to violate the law of
the community as thus expressed.
The statute law, which the supreme
Court has decided to be of force, pro
vides for the punishment of offenders
when convicted, a fine of *200 or six
months imprisonment, or botth, in' the
discretion of the court. While it is truc
that these statutes, both in their penal
ties and method of prcceedure, are niot
such as are needed to guarautee the
most efit'ctivo enforcement of prohibi
tion, and only show the necessity for
nr present movement to secure the pas
sage of a law framed in all its p~arts to
insure its own summary enforcement,
still, the law as it stands is-a moans of
defense against the illegal whiskey
traf11c, and should be used for all that it
will do, until a more perfect law can be
It is therefore especially the duty of
prohibitionists to make this the occa
sion when they shall give emphasis to
their faith, and assurance of their con
sistency, by aiding in every proper way
to bring such violators under the oper
ation of the law. In this way can we
most e ffectually show that our deniuncia
tion of the liquor traffic and our demand
for its prohibition was not an unmeaning
clamor but the earnest heartfelt expres
sion of truth and soberness.
The abandonment of all e fl'jrt to pre
vent the reopening of saloons. and the
promptness with which the liquor sellers
have reoccupied his former position in
Imany parts of the State, show unmistak
ably thait the battle is joined bet ween
the law-respecting citizen and the law
less wh'skey seller and that the issue can
be no longer evaded or avoided. In'this
crisis we urgently present to you .lio
only alternat~ive by which as it seemsi to
us, the scattered and divided forces can
be united for successfuil resistance to the
common enemy. It is for all true chii
zens who have the general good at heart
to lay aside the animosities which hAve
divIded them as a political party in the
past, and putting behind them the bitter
Iness which four years of factional strife
has engendered, rememnber only thti jwe
L are Caroldivn9, whose dearest interests
,are in leogardy and meeting as brethen
on the comnmon ground whiceh all can
Soccupy without the least abatemout of
selfrespect or of tegard for the views of
Seach other on other subjects, and stand
together until prohibition Is permanent
ly engrafted on the fundamental law of
the State. In the presence of a danger
- so imminent, all considerations of mere
peresonal or fantional dominance or ad
vancement should be held resolutely in
abeyance, and those who at such a time
would seek to influence passion or pro
vent the heating of existing variances,
or introduce new causes for embittering
feeling Within our political family, should
be peremptorily remanded to the rear
until the enemy in our front has been
finally disposed of.
Who can doubt, that if the thought
ful condervative men of both factions
into which our people have been so un
fortunately divided, can be brought to
gether in council on a question of such
vital moment to them all as this, It will
be the beginning of a now era of fraterni.
ty and peace so devoutly longed for by
every true Carolinian. And what ahould
prevent this fraternization? Are there
not euough good and true men to be
found on both sides, intelligent, enough,
and patriotic enough, to hold ,heir pro.
ferences for men in check long enough to
give grave consiceration to it question
which has been shown to involve not,
merely a policy, but the very peace and
safety of society and the maintenance of
the law and authority uudtr Which we
are to live? We therefore appeal to the
voters of every county to see that they
are fully represented in the convention
which has been calleI to meet, in Colum.
bia June 7th, and we earnestly invite
the co-operation of the press and of jie
ministers of all denominatious, and es
pecially of the noble women of the State
whose neace and happiness are trembling
in the balance during this crit'cal period.
Let thein all unite their efforts and
prayers with ours to bring about the
happy consummation of our hopes and
save us from the blighting inilUces
which must inevitably follow the return
of the saloon, under ativ form of hw, to
power n South Carolina.
Ch'mi State Pro. Ex. Committee.
8light Rctluotiono 14de . in tho A1asse
monta of N(tot of Then.
COLUMIj1AS. C., May 31.-The State
Board of Railroad Equalization held a
meeting i esterday and mado the assess
ments on the railroads for the ensuring
The Board is composed of State Tre
asurer Bates as chairman, Attorney
General Buchanan, Secretary of State
Tinoal and Chairoiari Duncani, of the
Rairoad Commission.
The session of the Board did not last
over three-hoirs but every road in the
State was gone over and the assess.
ments on each fixed. The assessneats
are not final; at least changes may Le
made in sone of them. Etch road has
been notifled of the amounts it was as
sessed at and will be given an oppartu.
nityto cnter protests or to ask for
changes. The next meeting will be
held on June 9.
Secretary Norton, of the Board, was
too busy yesterday to give the figures
to the puplic but from different sour
ces it was leared that there has bieen a
slight scaling in the asessemients or a
majority of the roads. The assesstment:s
of some of the new roads, notably the
Wilson Short Cut and the Georgia,
Carolina and Northern, have been in
creased. The object of the Board in
the reductions and increases was to
equalize taxation. The two new roads
mentioned have played havoc witti the
business of some of the old roads and
have consequently diminished the val
ue of the latter.
It is understood that the Columbia
and Greenvillee, the Charlotte, Colum
bia and Augusta, the Spartanbuag,Un
ion and Columbia and the Pleonmont
Air Line, all of the Richmond and
Danville system, have had reductions
made in their assessments. *rhe reduc
tions run from $2,000 to $3,000 per
mile. T1 be Atlantic Coast Line and the
Port Royal and Augusta roads have
also been niven reductions. The largest
cut was made in the Three O's Road.
which will hereafter pay $6,000 instead
of $10,000 a mile. The assessment of
the South Carolina road will remain as
it is, $10,000 per mile.
The assessment of the Columbia and
Greenville road last year was $10,500
per mile, the Char lotte, Columbia and
Augusta $14 000 per mile; the Pied.
mont Air Line 18,000 per mile; the
Coast Line $13.000.
The total reduction will not be heavy
probably $200,000 or $300,000 in the en
tire State,
The following shows the amount of
railroad property by counties in this
State, andl on which the roads paid in
Abbeville....... ........ 16058,740O
Aiken ......... ........... 1,249.150
Anderson................... 67,150
Barnwell................. 1,47,375
Beaufort.................. 512.400
Berkeley.......... ........ 1301 250
Charleston.................. 530.990
Chester .......... .......... 743.990
Clarendon ................. .458 912
Colleton.... .............. .1,17.850
Darlington.................. 303 950
Edgeflld................... 804 100
Fairtield ................... 711 050
Florence................... 78.260
Georgetown............. 64 425
Greenville .... ........... ..88,870
Hampton................... 775,070
Horry ....... ...............197 370
Kershaw ........... ........39.1450
Lancaster .................. 401 420
Laurenis.................... 916.700)
Lexington.................. 807030
Marion..................... 596400
Marlboro..... .... .......... 185,440
Newberry.................. 696 040
Oconee..................... 592 050
Orangeburg...... ......... 1,192,462
Pickens.................... 506 400
Richland................... 1,415,137
Spartanburg..............1 1302.250
Sumter................... 1322,140
Union...................... 3223320
Wiliamsburig............... ?3.935
Murte,-er Ha~nned.
MACON, Ga., May 28 -Henry Millcr,
colored, was ba'wod here Fdiday for the
murder of Mr. ,John Braswell on Septom
ber 19, 1893. Thelevilence on which he
was convicted p~rinc!ially cii cumstan'Jial
and he denied the crime to the Jast, but
acknowledged being present when it was
done andl robbing tihe dead rman's pck
ets. lie also~ conifessed to l.aving kill
ed Pink Ryan, who was found (dead tin
der the ahed of the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company a year and a half ago
and whose muirder has always been
shrouded in mystery. H~e further con
fessed that lie had killed three other men
on the Oc mulceo river and lie betonged
to a band of Kuklux. ?he drop fell at
12:19, and he died in five m.intts, his
neck having been broken, lHe made no
confession of religion and said be could
live as well in hell as anywhere elee.
lie was defiant and sullen to t.he last aind
exhibited no symptons of weakucas .on
the scaffold. The crime for which he
was convicted was one of the most brnu
tal committedl in this section since the
Woolfolk murder. Miller and oth~ers
waylaid and murdered Mr. Braswell
while he was on his way home to the
country from Macon. ils throat was
cut from ear to ear arnd his head was
ahot full of slus and hmunkt shot.
Its InstIWator PrOMPti4 s5WU Up b;
Jude Evaoh.
JAOK5ONVILLE, Fla., May 81.A
dpeoial to the Times-Union from Pa,
latka, Fla., says: The people of this
section are very much excited over the
dienussion of a diabolical conspiracy
among the negroes to commit a series
of outrages upon white women. The
particulars are that about eight weeks
ago, a negro preacher by the name of
I. T. Burgle cane to the turpentine
stills in the neighborhood of Putnam
Hall and procured employment. After
becoming acquainted with the colored
employees he made damaging remarks
about the daughter of a farmer livILg
near b , and proposed to the negroes
that they should seize the girl and
several other white women and carry
them into the swamp and make them
submit to their embraces. it is under
stood that several negrees agreed to
the plan and that preparations wero
being made to carry it into effect
Fortunately the white people got a
hint of the conspiracy and began to
mpke an investigation. They secured
evidence that such a conspiracy did #i.,
lst and they took steps to guard their
homes. In the meanwhile the negroes
learned that their diabolical plan was
known, and secretly they began to
leave the country. One of those to
leave was Burgis, who had suggested
the outrages upoi the women. He fled
just In time to escape from a number
of white men who had gone to secure
him. It was learned that Burgle had
gone to Georgia, and the father of the
young lady whom Burgis had so vilely
slandered awore out, a warrant against
the negro. The Georgia authorities
were communipated with and Burgis
was arrested. A Florida officer left to
secure the negro Sunday. The officer
returned with the negro, and, fearing a
mob, stopped off at a little station call
ed Newburg, intending to secret the
prisoner at a friend's home near by.
The officer started to this friend's
house, but had not proceeded more
than half a mile when he was suddenly
confronted by between seventy-five and
a hundred mounted men. They cover
ed him with guns and rifles and de
mantled the prisoner. Being over
powered there was no alternative but
tog ive him up, and next morning Bur
gis was seen hanging from a limb two
miles from the place wherp he was
taken from deputy Lane. Burgle is
described as being about 46 years or
age, 6 feet tall and weighing about 180
pounds. ie confessed to Mr. Lane
that the report he circulated about the
tarreer's daughter was untrue, but
that he made the remark about her to
interest the negroes in his damnable
undertaking. The white people are
wild with rage, and it is believed that
more lynchings will speedily follow.
A Most Flendish Plot,
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 31.-On Sun
day tihe wife of R1ev. S. P. Schumpert,
a well known minister of Lexington
County wint to visit a relative some
miles from her home. .1 was in the
evening 'when she returned. Knowing
that it would be late before she arrived
at her home her uncle, who she had
been visiting decided to accompany her.
In so doing a henious crime was possibly
prevented. Before the lady and her es
cort reached ber home they found that
the road had been barricaded by trees,
stumps and other things. An Investiga.
tion revealed that a number of baretooted
men had built the barricade. Further
inveetigation led to some startling reve
lations. These revelations exposed an
alleged plot which had been formed to
intercept the lady on her return to her
homes and to criminally assalut her'
Two negroes were arrested and are sup
I)osed to be in Lsxington jail. A negro
named George Taylor was also sus
pected of being implicated in the plot.
Hie left Lexington and came to this city.
In the meantime the matter had been re
ported to Chick Radclhfre by the husband
of the lady and the Chief Issued orders
for all of the officers to look out for the'
negro. Yesterday morning Officer Bol1.
ton aaw Taylor in Main street and ar
rested him. Taylor was put In the sta
tioni house and wi: l be kept there until
the arrival of Lexington officers. W hat
w ill be done with the neogroes or what
hats been done with them is not known.
Ii there has been any talk of lynching ii
has not reached this city. It is probable
that if the negroes have not been lynched
their lives have hung on the failure of
thore making inveitagations to get suffl
cient against them.-Esgister.
Silver lastead of B rmdi.
WAsHrrNGTON, D. C., May 30.- -Con
gressmani Talbert has introduced the fol
lowing joint resolution in the House."
i tJoint resolution en joining the S cre
tary of the Treasury from the lurther
issue of bonds.
Whereas it is currently reported in the
public press that the Secretry of the
Tlreneury is agaIn considering an issue
f United States bonds in addition to the
flIty million dlollars sold in the last Jau
uary; e'nd
W hereas there is no~w laying idle in the
Treasury a large quantity of silver un
coined, the 'seigniorage of which, when
coined, will amount to flity-five million
silyver dollars; therefore, be it
RWsolved by the Senate and House of
R -presentatives of the United States of
Amierica In Congress assembled, That
the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby
ei jolned from a further iesue of bonds,
and sll laws and parts of laws whatso
ever on the statute books or in appro
priation bills giving him authority so to
do, either directly, by Implication, Infer
ernce, or otherwise, are hereby repealed.
Section 2. That the Secretary of the
Treasury is hereby directed, in order to
meet tihe present pressing need of the
Treaeury for money, to at once coin the
silver seignmorage in th~e Treasury, and
turn It into the availab.e Treasury cash.
A Coupile's Third Marxiage,
COL UMBUS, May 28.-There was .an
unusual event in the study of Chaplin
Winget, of the State prison, last eyen
ing. It was a wedding le which the
groom was a convict with the greater
part, of a seven years' sentenlcQ yet to
servo and the bride the daughter of
one of Cincinnati's most prominent
families. T welvd years ago B. F . Con
red came to Cincinnati from Minnea
polis, where he had left a wife and two
childtren. At Cincinnati he married
MIi Emma Eberle. Ten years they
lived together happily and three .child
ren were born to them. Then the fact
that lie had another wife living be
came known. It was agreed that CJon
rad should get a divorce in Minnesota
from his first wife, which he did, but
on hIs way back fell in love with a
Milwaukee girl and married her. lie
again married Miss Eberle but she learn
of the deception had him arrested for
bigamy, for which lie is now serving
his sentence. Last night she married
Conrad for the third time, on the advice
of her la wyer, in order to make her
children legitimate. The Milwaukee
wife recently secured a divorce and
therefore this marriagre is legal.
M 06l one Hare Rppy
Have 1011 ever noticed it?
Iind the hotues of your frien w
have a60ooId Piano or Organ In -tb
house. Are they not brighter au'
more attractive than those where the
divine art of music never enters? To --
be sure it Costs to buy a good ins-tru
ment, but it lasts imany y4ears auil will
pay Its costs many a tug
over by interesting the to)a .
their homes. Don't make the m
though, of onverting 4ikp5, Pudd
Yourself thoroughly by writing-Lu4~~
&Bates Southern Music House, Sava 1
nab Ga., the great music house of the.
South, estabitshed in 1670. They have
supplied 50,000 instruments to 8Outh
era homes, and have a reputatt9n for 4.
fair prices and honoral3le tyeatm nt of
customers; and they represent-the lead.
Ing pianos and organs of America-.
They take pleasure in corresponding
with you, senifig free catalogues, et0
Write them. ctlgeec~,
Why Pay Ex Pdr for Cohl dsZ.
and for Catalogue ud Sea Whit You CaM Sm!
5!Al I tS~l~I:R
U0fl0OU1 OVIT -" u .
At d-14- wor-thl -M
oher e roo
"uitts, all pri ces.
$69 *% $37
Just te Introucthm
No freilht paid on this Or.
: an. u3naratiteed to be a
drian or money re.
Elegant Plush PARLOR SUITM, cnah
-P ofa, Armhair, Rech:iz Chair Di
ouid 2 side hair; -worth 45. Widel4
I to your depot for JOBS.-~ i~
SThis N6.1
t "th 21
pices of
ware win
0 E4 to yo
I attachmentr for
deiiveea toyorrgulart
eririo t$
h egX is r pzro w hin
00YI 6to 76 dollarit.
"he manufacturet' v 3s all
theexpenisen, and I athem
to you for Q A2g.. ..
an guarantee every one a
sir ain. No freight paid
V is Uuggy
A $*60 PIAN4
ielivered at your depot
_1 freight paid for 1l0
Bend for catalogues of Furniture, 000king
toves Baby Carriages, Bicycles, Orgs, P
aons& aSts. Dinner gets, Lamps, e., a
rAVli MON E Y. Addreas
For Agrcul
tural and Gin
oral Plantation
U Iae,ihave earn4
' ed their reputa
tlon asthe beat
on tne market.
For 8impliity,
Durabilit and
Eeonorn in-.
Has no Equal,
so /
INOUU Times Hard
ORIANSPrices Low
Only $00 for~ a Superb MASON &
IIAMLIN Organ. 4 sots Rteeds,
10i Stop, Rich Case. $5 cash
and 8mo nthly. Reduced
from 5116. WV RIE Us.
BeantilfuI BTER LING M irror Top
only 60. 4 sets Reeds, 11 Stops.
Lovely New Sty les at 65 and
075. Wnx RIEU.
Elegant New Pianos only 6225.I
WODERFUJL at the R'a..
Tremendous bargains in nearil~
If you want a Piano or Organ
now is the time to buy it,
WrIte us anyhow. . Trade is
dull and you can't, ask more
'quetions about, Plinos and
Organs than we want, to ant
awer. Try it,, please.
And I Bell the Best In the Market. 3.Write
to me Before Buying.
Shingle Machines,
Stave Machines,
Brick Machines,
Planing Machines,
.Swing Saws,
Band saws,
Gang Rip 8aws,
and all kinds of
-wood workingrmachines.
Grist Mills $115 to $250.
Saw Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines and Boilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton Elevators.
Cottoh Gins and Presses

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