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verything has beauty li it
in tme world that 'round us lies,
Lifting up each wakIng minuto,
Giving 0 to longing eyes,.
Thdbat a il the hours with praise -
Goldon hours made golden days.
By us joys are ever flying,
Let us make our hearts their snaro,
Let us share the sweetness lying
All about us everywheret
Lot us walk In happy ways
Golden hours make golden days.
Troubles co me but they are flooting;
Soon their shadows will go by,
As the clouds the sunlight mecting,
rass and show the azure sky.
Life is full of sunny rays
Golden hours make go!don da)s.
Those That Lead t, an Extsteico That
.Never Ends.
BROOKLYN, July 22.-ltv. Dr, Tal'
mage, who is now touring in the Au3
fralian cities, has chosen as the suh jact
for today's sermon through the press
"Worth Living," the text beint taken
from Lamentations iii, 39, "Wlicidre
doth a living man complai?''
if we live to the evolutionists to guess
where we came from and to the theolo.
gians to prophesy where we are going to,
we still have left for consideration the
important fact that we are here. Thore
may be some doubt about where the
river rises and soie doubt about whore
the river empties, but there can b no
doubt about the tact that we are sailin"
on it, so I am not surprined that every
body asks the qusation, "Is life worth
Solomon in his unhappy nmomtenis
says it is not. "Vanity," "vexation of
spirit," "no Rood, are his estitimate.
The fact is that Solomon waIs at one1
time a polygamist, and that soured his
disposition. One wife makes a mai hap.
pi; more than one makes him wretched.
But Solomon was converted from polv.
gamy to monogamy, and the last, words
he ever wrote, as far as we can read
them, were the words, "Mountuins Of
spices." But Jeremiah says in my trxt
hife is worth living.
In a book supposed to be doleful and
lugubrious and sepulchral and entitled
"Lamentations"' he plainly in tia.es
that the blessing of merely living is no
great and grand a blessing that though
a man have piled on him all milfortunes
and disasters he has no right to complain.
The author cf my text cries out in start
ling intonation to all lands and to all
centuries. "Wheielore doth a living man
cOmplain?" A diversity of opinion in
our times as weil as in oldeii time. Here
Is a young man of light hair and blue
eyes and soun(d digestion and genercus
salary and happily fillanced an(l on the
way to become a partner it a commiuercial
firm of which he is an important clerk.
Ask him whether lie is worth hving.
Me will laugh in your facN and say,
Yes, yes, yes!" Ilore is a mati who
has come to the forties. lie is at the
tiptop of the hill of li'O. Evcry stopl hais
been a stumble ail(' a bruiae. The peo.
pie he trusted have turnell out deserters,
and the money he has honestly made le
has been cheaten out of. IIis nerves are
out of tune. He has a poor appetito,
and all the food le eat does not, assimi
late. Forty miles climbing up the hill
of life have been to him like climbing the
Matterhor, and there are .0 mites yet
to go down, and descent is always more
dangerous than ascent. Ask himt wvhie
thmer life is worth living, and lie wviil
drawl out in shivering and lugubrious
and appalling negative, "No, no, no!"
How are wve to decide this matter
righteously and intelligentlh? You will
find the same man vacillating, oscillat
ing in his opinion from dlejectioni to exut
berance, anod it lie be very mercurial ini
his temperament it will (depenid very
much upon which way the wind blows.
If the wind( blow from the iiorthiwest,
and yo ask him, lie will say "Yes,"
and if it blow from the northeast, and
you ask him, he will say "No." How
are we, then, to get the question right
couly answered? Suppose we call all
nations together in a erect convention
on eastern or westerii hemisphere and
let all those who are in the atirmative
say "Aye" and all those who are ini the
negative say "No."
While there would he hundreds of
-thousands who would answer in the af
firmative there would be more millions
who would answer in the negative, and
because of the greater number who hnve
morrow and misfortune and trouble the
"noes" would have it. The answer I
shall give will be different from either,
and yet it will commend itself to all who
hear me tisl day as the right answer. If
you ask me, "[a life worth living?"' I
answer, it all dlepends upoii the kind of
life you live.
In the first place, I remark that a life
of mere money getting is always a fail
ure, because you witll never get as much
as you want. The poorest, peop~le in
this country are the richest and next, to
them these who are half as rich. There
is not a scissors grinder on the streets
of New York or Brooklyn who is so
anxious to make money as these nmen
who have piledl up fortunes year after
lear In storehouses, in governent secu
rities, In tenement houses, in whole city
blocks. You ought, to see thema lump
when they hear the lirt. bell ring. 'You
ought to see them In their excitement
when some bank explodles. You ought
to see their agitation when there fs piro
posed a reformation in the tarifl'. Their.
nerves tremble like harp strings but no
music in the vibration. They read the
reports from Wall street in the mnorniing
with a concernment that threatens para
lysis or apoplex),, or more probably they
have a telegraph or a telephone in their
own house, so they catch every breath
of change in the money market. The
dsease of accumulation hias eaten into
them--.eate into their heart, into their
log, i to heir spleen, into their liver,
themistm have soanetimes analyzeod
auc maneiasomuch time, so muchm
than ohemist would analyze one of these
fiOnanlthalbehemothis, he would flnd lie
~sis made p of copper and gold and silver
andc zine and lead and coal and iron.
~. That ia not a life worth living. There
41%r too mans earthquakes In it; too
~,' -' perdftio'ns In it, too many
s gonies In it. They build their
4 a'astles, and they open their picture gal
/lerlfs, and they summon prim~a donnas,
ai4 t>W offer e~'er Inducement for hap
hb tp come and livo there, but hap
ess will not come,
~ysend footmanned and portilloned
1*oto bring her. She will not
d th leir door'. They send princely
Kjtb~.She U Not tIdounethm
to e She 4 y from the
tW Theyp hol
Mark you, this Is the failure of those wh
have had large ccumulation.
And then you must take into consid
eration that the vist mejority of thos
who wake the dominant idea of lif
money getting hill far short of afiluence
It is estimated that only but two outc
a hundr-d business men have anythin
worthy the name of success. A miai
who spends his life with the one domi
nant idea of floonchal accumulatioi
s) 18IRi life nlot, worth living.
So the idea of worldly npprova'. I
that be dominant in a man's life, he I
miserable. The twvo moPt unfortunat
men in this country for the six month
of next presidential campatign will be -vc
men nominated for the presidencv. Th4
reservoirs of abnue and diatrib
and mnkdliction wili gradualll
Jill up, gallon above gallon
hogshead above hogshead, aut
about autumn these two rcservoirs wil
be brimming full, and a hoae will be at
tnched to each one, an11d it will pla)
away on these nominees, and they wil:
have to stand it and take the abuse, and
the falsehood, and the caricature, an(
the anathema, and the caterwauling,
and the. filth, and they will be rolled iti
it and rolled over and over in it, unti:
they are clicked and submerged am
strangulated, ai'1 at every sign of re
turning consciousness they will be bark,
ed at by all the hounds of political par
ties from ocean to ocean. And yet there
are a hundred m1en to(tIy struggling for
that privilege, and there are thousands
of men who are helping thelm in the
su gg!c, Now, that Is not a life worth
living. You can vet slandered anl
ahbund chealper tham that. Take it on a
smaller scale. Do iot he so ambitious
to have a whole reservoir rollod over on
you. But what you see ini the matter of
high politien' preferment you ace in ev
ery community im the striggle for what
is called social position.
Tens of thousanda of people trying to
get into that realin, an1d they are under
territle tension. What is social positioni
It is a diflicult thing to deflue but we all
know what it is. Good morals and] in
telligenco are not necessary, but wealthi
or show of wealth is absolutely indisp5n
sable. Thero are men today as notoili
ous for their libertinism as the night i
famous for its darkness who movo in
what is called high social position. Then
are hundreds of cut anw out rakes It
American society whose names an
mentioned among the distinguisher
guests atl the great levees. They havi
annexed all the known vices and an
lonving for other worlds of diabolism t
conquer. Good iuorals are not necessa
ry in many oC the exalted circles of so
Neither is iitellige to necessiry. Yot
find in that realm men who would no
know an ad verb from an adljective if thol
met it i hundred times a day, and wh<
could not write a letter of acceptance o
regrets without the aid of a secretary
They buy their libraries by the aquar
vard, only anxious to have the bindin
Rlussian. Their ignorance is positivol
sublime, making Engliei grai mmar a
most disreputable. And yet the fline
parlors open nefore them. Good moral
and intelliveico are not necessary, bn
woalth or a show of wealth is absolutel
indispensable. IL does not maKe an
(1111erence how you got your wealth if yo
only got it. The best way for you t
get into social position is for you to bi:
a large amount on credit, then put you
property in your wife'd name, have
few pr'eferied credlitors and1( then mauk
an assigiuiment. T1hen disappenCir froit
tihe community iutil the breez3 leI over
and then come back and start in th<n
same businiess. Do ycu not see how
beautifully that, will lput out all the poo.
1)10 who are in competition with you and
trying to make an honest living? lIow
qui'kly it will got you Into high social
position. What is the use of 40 or 50
years of hard work when you can by
two or three bright stroken make a
great fortune? Ahi, my friends, when
you really lose your money, how quick
they will let you dirop, and~ the higher
you get the harder you will dIrop).
'T'here are thousands in that realm toi
day whio are anxious to keel) it. T1here
are thousands in that realm who are
nervous for fear they will fall out of it,
andl there are changes going on every
year, andl every month, anid every hour
which involve heartbreaks that are never
reported, High social life is constantly
ill a flutter about, the delicate questian
as to whom they shall let in and whom
they eball push51 out, and~ the battle ia
going onl-pier mirror against pier mfir,
ror, chandelier against chandelier, wine
cellar agamnst wine cellar, wardrobe
against wardrobe, eqdJuipage augainst Cqui
page. Uncertainty and insecurity dtomi.
nant in that, realm, ivretchedn~ess en
thronedl, torture at a premium, and a1
life rnot worth living.
A lire oif sin, a lifo of pride, a life oi
indulgence, a le of woridiness, a life d15
voted to the world, i~he flesh and the
dlevil is a failure, a dheadI failure, an In
finite failure. 1 care not how many pres
eats you sent that cradle or how mani
garlandls you send to that, grave, you
needi to put right unader the name on the
tombstone this inscription: ''Better foi
that man if he bad never been born."
Bunt I shall show you a life that is
worth livIng. A young man says: "1
am here. I am not, responsible foir an
cestry. Ot~hers decided that,. 1 am no
responsible for my tom peramen t. (Gotc
gave me that. But hero I am in the
afternoon of' the nineteenth century al
20 years of age. 1 am hero, andl I nmus
take an account of my stock. liere]
have a body which is a dlivinely con
stru~ctedl engine. I must, put it, to till
very besL uses5, and I must allow noth
mng to damage this rarest, of machinery,
Two feet, and ,they mean locomotion
Two eyes, andl they mean capacity tc
pick out my own wvay. Two ears, an(
they are telephones of comlmunicatior
with all the outside world, and thoel
mean capacity to catch sweetest muisi
and the voices of friendship-the very,
b~est music. A tongue, with almost in
f!nity of articulation. Yes, hhands wit~h
which to welcome or resist or lif't or
smite or wave or bless-hand1s to help~
myself and help otherd.
"Ihere is a world which after 6,000
years, of battling with tempest andl acci
dent is st~ill grandler than any archilect,
hluman or angelic could have drafted. I
have two lamps to lIght me-a go1lon
lamp an~d a silver lamp, a golden lampi
set on the sapphire mantel of the (lay,
a silver lamp set, on the jet mantle oh
the night. Yea, I have that at 20 sears
of age which defies all Inventory of val
uables-a soul, with capacity to choose
01 reject, to rejoicdi or to suff'er, to iove
or to hate. Plato says it Is immorsal,
Seneca says It, Is immortal. Confu
cius says it Is immortal.
"An old book among the family reli
a book with leathern Cover almost worn
out and pages almost obliterated by of
perusal, joins the other books in sayint
Iam immorfal. I have 80 years for
lifetIme, 60 years yet to live. I may no
live an hour, but then 1 must. lay ou
my plans intelligently and for a lou
life. Sixyl yeans atderl in tbe 20 T ha
o already lived, that will bring me to 80. 1
I must remember that these 80 years
- are only a brief preface to the lve tun. I
D dred thousand millions of qutthhons of 1
o years which will he my chief residence I
. and existence. Now I understand my I
f opportunities a'sJ my rosponsIbilities. <
4 "If there is any being in the universo I
i all wise arid all benefleent who can help I
- a man in Euch a juncture, I want him. i
i The old book found among the family <
relics tells me thero is a God, and that I
r for the sake of his son, one Jesus, he
5 will give heli) to a iau. To him I ap.
p peal. God help me! Here I have yet I
6 60 yeart, to (10 for Ityself and to do for (
> others. I must develop this body by all g
industries, by all gymnastic', by all sun. t
shine. by all freah air, by all good habits. c
And this scul I muit hava swept and I
garnished an illumined and glorified by I
I all that I can - for it and all that I can c
get God to o for it. It shall be a Lux. c
emburg of fine p'ctures. It shall bs an 6
orchestra of grand harmonies. It shall *
be a palace for God and righteousness to
reign in. I wonder how many kind
words I can utter in the next 60 years.
I will try. I wonder how many good
deedls I can do in tle next 00 years. I
will try. God help meP"
That young man enters life. Ile is buft- t
fete0; he is tried; he Is perple xed. A grave
opens on this side, and a grava openson
that side. Ie falls, but he rises again.
ie gets into a hard battle, but he gets y
the victory. The msin course of is
life is in the ri 'ht direction. iHe blesses
everybody he comes in contact with. a
God forgives his mistakes and makes
everlasting record of his holy endeavors,
and at the close of it God soys to him,1
"Well done, good and faithful servant;
enter into the joys of thy Lord." My
brother, my sister, I do not care whether
that man (lies at 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80
years of ago. You can chi s1 right under
his name on the tombstone these words:
"lis lite was worth living.'
Amid the hills of New Hampshire in
olden times there sits a mother. There
are six children in the household-tour
boys and two girls. S-nall farm. Very
rough, hard work to coax a living out
of it. Mighty tugs to make two ends of
the year meet. The boys go to school
Im witer and work the farm in summer.
Mother is the chief'presiding spirit. With
her hands she knits all the stockings for
ihe little feet, atid she is the mantua
maker for tih boys, and sie is the milli
I ner for the girls. There in only one
muilcal instrument in the hose-the
slpining wheel. The food is very plain,
but it is always well provided. The
winters are very cold, but are kept out
by the blanketa sie quilted. On Sun.
day when she appears in the village
church, her children around her, the
ministr v looks down and is reminded
o the bible descrition of a good house.
wife: "Ilor children arise up and call
her blessed. Her husband also, and t
he pralseth her."
Sime years 2o by, and two eldest
boys want a collegiate education, and
the household economies are severer,
and the calculations are closer, and until
t those two boys got their education there
B is a hard battle for bread. One of these
L boys enters the univerasty, statiud in a
pulpit widely influential and preaches
y righteousness, judgmn t and temperance
a and thousands during his ministry are
a blessed. The other lad who got the coi
legiate education goes into the law, and
r theuce into legislative halls, and a fter
awhile he commands listening senates as
a bo mtakes a phlea for the dlownitrodden~
1 and the outcast. One of the younger
boys becomes a merchants, atartinig at
the foot of' tihe latler, bitt cliimbinsg on
upi until his succeess anud his philanthbro- s
pies are recognized all over the land. b
1'Te other son stays at home because
hie prefers farming life, and then he
thinks lie will be able to take csre 'of ~
father and mother when they get old1.
Of' the two daughters, whieni the war
broke oust, cite went through the hospit. ~
ale of Pittsburg Landing and F'ortressc
Monroe, cheering up the (tying arnd home.
sick and taking the last message to kin.
dred far away, so thbat every time Christ
thi ought oflher hie said, as of old, ".The
same is my sister and mother." The
other daughter has a bright home of her
own, and in the afternoon of the fore- I
noon when site has b~een devoted to her ~
household site goes forth to hunt, up the
sick and to encorage, the dicouraged,
leaving smiles and benediction all along
the way.
Bunt one dlay there start five telegrams
from the village for these five absent
ones saving "Come; mother is danger- I
ously ill."' But bef ore they can be ready
to start they receive another telegram,
saying, "Come; mother is dead.''~ The
old nseiihors gather in the old farm- I
hlouse to (10 the last, oflices of' respect.
Bunt as Ltat farmmng sonm, aind the clorgy
man tihe seniator, and1( the merchant, and
the t~wo daughters standc by the casket of
the (lead mother taking t~he last look or
lifting their little children to see once
more the face of dlear old grandma I
want to ask that, group around thie cas- 1
ket, osie questioni, "D~o you really think
her life was worth living?'' A life for t
God, a lif'e tor others, a life oh unselish
ness, a useful life, a Christiani lif, is al!
ways worth living.
I woul not, flnd it hard to persuade
you that the poor lad Peter Cooper,
making glue for a Ivig and tisens amass
hng a groat fortune unitil lie could build1( a
I .philanthropy which has had its echo min
'10,000 p~hilanthropiies all over time coiuu
try-I wvon id ntot tlad it hard t6 persuade
you that his life wais worth living. Nel
tiher would 1 find( it hardi to p~ersuadoe you t
that the lifo of'Susannahi Wesley was 4
a worth living. She senm out one son t~o
to organtiz3 Methsodism and the other
son to biring his anthems all thsrough tihe
ages. I wvould not fInd it hard work to
p hersuaed you that the life of' Frances
I Leere was worth living, as she estab
hshted in England a school for the sclen.
title nursing of time suck and thten whietn
the war broke out, between Francs aind
G*ermaniy went to thme front, and withs j
her ownt hands scrapled the mud ofi the '
bodies of the soldiers dyIng ini the tresn- I
cihes, with her weak arm, standing one
niighst in the hospital, puishiing baick a I
German soldic r to his couch as, sill fren-d
ziedh with his wouindis, lie rushted toward t
the dloor and saidi: "Let ime go! L,,t
me go to my hebhe mutter." MajIor ge'i
orals standing back to let pass this angel
of mercy.
Neither would I have hard work to
persuade you that Grace D)arling hived a
life worth living, the heroino of thse life- d
boat,. You are not wondierinig that the
Duchess of Northumbesrland came to see
her, and that people of' alt lands asked f
for her lighitaouse, and that this proprIe- r
tor of the Adlelphi theater in London
offered hter *100 a night just to sit In the (
lifeboat 'hio some shipwreck scene was 'v
being enacted.
But I know the ',thought in the minds
.of hundreais who read this. You say,
( "While I know all these lived lives
4 Worth living, I don't think my life ~
t amounts to much." Ah, my friend,t
1, whether you live a life conspicuous or
K itncon pleou it is worth livIng if you
e )ive tight An.d 12 ....t --nxts
ence to go dowii into the deaths
four souls.- You are to be retWarde
Lccording to the greatiiess ofyour V
)ut accoitding to the holy industries
vhioh y)u employed the talents
'eally possessed. The mejority o
>t the crowns of heaven will not be u
0 people with 10 talents, for mc
,hem were tempted only to serve ti
elves. The vast majority of the Cc
>f heaven will be given to people
lad ou3 talent, but gave it all to
nd remembcr that our life here i
roductory to another. It is the v
>ule to a palace. But who despiee
loor of the Madeleine because ther
:rander glories withib? Your li
ightly lived is the first bar of an etc
>ratorfo, and who desvises the no
aydn's sympiholiea? And the lite
ive now is all the more worth living
ause it opens into a life that shall :
nd, and the Inst letter of tie
Itime's the ilkst letter of the
'etermtW _______
A Note of Warn'g.
WASIINGTON, July 24.-"The
tringent meneitres may need to be t
o protect the United States," w
)r. Stuart Eldridge from Yokohan
he marine hospital bureau fin rega
lia black plague.
Particular care, he suggests, is
isable in admittine certain classe
oods from China likely to convey in
on-rags, old cotton, etc., and
Lich manufactured articles as are n:
tile native workships, with, peril
case of plague dying in the same r<
uch things ari straw matting,
roideries and every sort of te
ltcognizing the difilcultien in
Ray of obtaining accurate intformi
pon sanitary matters from ori(
oauntrias, Dr. Eldridge, who is
eo'lth oilcer of the p)rt ol Yokoh
id a member of the imperial boa
ealth of Tokio, has sent to the M
ospital bureau a semi-olicIal a
Lent of the epidemic in southern Cl
It appears from his report, that
courgs is one of the most fearfu
ecord, 'iaving its greatest hold a
iort of liong-Kong, where mostol
ocelgn commerce touches.
The disease broke out in Canton
ast 1'ebruary, and about the same
Vas e)Idomic at Pakhoi, a port not I
risited by .luropeans. Daring M
ind April it steadily increased un
Issumed giiantic proportions, yet
ording to Dr. El.fdrid-e. the eastern
horities mianifested thsir customar
"Although I1ong -Kong is tha ci
f trade in tile east," h, writes, '41
malf day's journey from Caiton a1
onstant communication therewitlh
xlstence of danger was ignored.
ral cases appeared in Ioug Kong
ag the first days of May, but not"
he tenth of that month was any of
ction taken. It has steadily mucre
a that place until the mortality
eached 100 a day, despite the exod
[00,000 Chinese and many Europc
'lie natives, in most cases, have le
ecling tihe 1rat symptoms of the die
n the 1101)8 of dying. in their native
ages, while a dCzn }iropeans
>een attacked and mr)st of them
lied. - From Canton and Hong Kon
lisease is spreading thrugh the n
>oring country and will probably
'1)pear in the coast towns of China 1
>f 1[ong Kong, because from tile
essness in thos3 plarts no effective
antine is likely to b)e established.
ral cases hlavO already occurre<
teamers tradlin.? from liong K(on
hmese88 ports but without serioul
equences onl acconut of tPromipt at(
y tile ships1' surgeons.
"A quarantine system has ben
1 Operation in Japan holding ships I
le infeeteed districts nine da~ys after
al or after the last case has been ab
ud only one infected ship has rea<
apan. As long as the (disease is I
uit of Japan, so long will this COtI
e thie best, bulwalk for the Uni
tates against the importation of
Weather Rteport.
COLUMBIA,8S. C., July 23.-The
wing is Director Buner's report
he week-ending July 22, 1894:
Tihe past week will take rank as
f the best growing' ones of the sea
lthough there was a diflciency in
emperature and sunshine. 0 wvin
nore than the usual amount of cl
ness, the daily range of tempert
vas less than ordinary oin accoun
ower maxima and consequently
nean temperatures averaged from
degrees a day below the normal.
afnniall was general over the State
a many places excessive and dama
o field crops especially on bottom I
thlich were overflowed, notably in
ieryille and 13 irnwell counties; in
erson, and to a less extent in
'ow othler counties, hillside corn
madly washed. Some fields of cottc
yell as corn, are becoming very gi
vhfich threatens injury to those cm
>ut little could be done to clear
trass as tihe ground was gene
o wet to plow, in fact si
:orrespondlents think it will be n
mary to lay by tile former crop In
trass; corn is beyond injury from
Aside from tile damage by st1u
vater noted ab~ove, cotton anid p~eal
he only crops Impaired by tile St
afinfall, but as yet to no0 very grea
ent. So calledi rulst is noted on co
romn foult counties, while others re
he piant turning yellow on sandy
~rowing too n'ich to weed and frul
oo little on richer land, and shed<
if squares more common than is ue
'he crop has not yet been (lam;
eriously and In many counties no
1ll, but would be much Improved el
vhere by more sunshine. Its ger
ondition 18 above the average
iminber of years past.
Corn countinfues to make rapid
rovement andl thait of earliest plan
s made and( assures a big yield and
mter planting will soon be beyond
ury except from violent wind stol
'he yield of corn promises to bo
argest for many years.
Sweet potatoes growing too mucd
'ne, but like all other crops their
ition is excellent andl In some counif
he acreage tihe largest ever plan
LI ce continues to do wvell and prom
goodl yield. Tobacco doing s
orghumn growing finely. Large qua
los of turnip seed being pianted i
ery favarablo conditions. Grass
asturage abundant. Melons pleni
nd heavy shiipmenits being made.
ens continue to make wonderful
'rovement. Little mention Is mad
ruit, probably because there Is II
rult to speak of; Charleston cou
oports second fig crop very large.
Thei followining places reported
f) inches or more, of rainfall for
reek: Cheraw, 2.19; Ilardeville,
~ingstree, 3.09; Saints George, 2.89;
(atthews, 1.58; Allendale, 2.76- Il
ille, 2 59: Charleston, 2.98; St. 1(tqpl
,10; Loopers, 8 85; Longshoe,
iake City, 2.90; Health Sping., '
lonway,5.09; Chesterfld, 8.29; Uet~
own,2.87; Statesburg,2.20; St. Us
>rty 8.41 EIrial, 2.42; McoCormc
jentral: .10;fllaorea,2.15; Hantud
I the adopted.
:ven Resolved. 'That we approve the gt
at of oral course of our Inembora of Cc
1m- gross who have been directed in tie
Mle efforts for relief by Alliance policy, b
who express deep regret and con demnati,
of their vote upon the bill to repe
od. -unconditionally the tax on State ban
in- as bting a repudilation of the deman
B8ti- Of the Alliance upon the vital questti
I the at issue.
are Messrs. W. A. Neal, of AndersoD;
0, it A. Sligh, of Ne werry; 1). P. Dunca
rnal of Union; T. J. Cunningham, of Oh
Lo of ter, and W. II. Timmerman, of Ed8
you field, were made a permanent commi
b-tee to take charge of the Cotton Pla:
ever and put it on a (irm foundation by r
i organization and placing new men
ort the helm. This action was taken b
vord cause of the fact that J. W. Bowdf
was impelled to give up its inanag
ment on account of ill health. Ile ir
nost given the utmost satisfaction in v
tken his work and the Alliance "regre
rites very much that ha is so situated th
he has to sever his connection." TI
a to fact is that Mr. Bowden has been ru
d to ning the Cotton Plant under a lea
IIe has give up his lease, being phyi
ad- cally unable to attend to all the worl
O 0f 1 understand he is to be continued
fec- editor, however.
also The sensation of the day was the u
kade shot of the Duncan-Gantt matter.
aps, The judiciary committee made ti
1m. following report which was adopti
em- unanimously.
gie "The committee, after repeated
forts, due notice having been give
the failing to get Mr. Gantt before them
tonperson or with testimony, fInds tl
h3a charges alleged are groundless and t:
committee fully exonerates Manag
the I)uncan of said charges.
nia W. N. ErLDER, Chairman.
*d of' There was also a report from a spt
krine ial committee to consider the coniu
ate- of Mr. Gantt. They made the followil
ina. report, which was adopted by a risii
this vote:
on "The committee to whom was i
ith) ferred the resolution to investigate t
ul conduct of T. L. Gantt, editor of t
Piedmont Headlight, and a member
late the Farmers Allianca, would respei
fully submit:
Limle I"'hat as such editor lie has persi:
>lten ently used the columns of his paper
arch preferring promiscuous charges agair
til it a brother-member, D. P. Duncan, t
Rc- State Exchange agent, instead of pi
au- ceeding according to the provisions
V im- expressed by the Constitution, Secthi
4, Article 15. That in thus using t]
uter columns of his paper he not only vi
>ut a lates the spirit and letter of the Al
Id in ance law,and brings discredit upon t
the order, but forfeits the conditions upi
which editors are eligible to memb(
dur- ship under Section 1, Article 10.
"In view of the above violations
the constitution we recommend tih
tIcial he be expelled from the order.
ased "(Signed.) W. 0. Tatum, J. It. Blal
has Jr., J. D. Montgomeryj. C. Elliott ai
1s of J. L. Smith."
ians. Reports from a member of the boa,
1, on of directors of the Alliance Exchan
ease and from Manager Duncan were hea
vil- and gave entire satisfaction, a]
lave showed the management to be cond<
lave ed on business principles and the e
Y tihe change to be in a good financial con(
tion. The annual election of ofilec
soon- was then entered upon. The followi
ofilcers were elected:
iortii I.resident-W. D. 1Evans.
,are- Vice President-J I. Keitt.
qjua. Secretary-J. W. Reid.
Sov Treasurer-F. P. Taylor.
on State Lecturer-IRev. .J. A. Sligh.
to. Staward-E. B. Tyler.
coai Doorkeeper-iI. C. L ittle.
tion Assistant D)oorkeeper-D. M. VTar
Sergeant at Arms-J. E. ,Jarnigan.
Put P. P'- Mitchell was chosen a memb
co~ of the executive committee f'or a thr
ariyear's term.
W. N. Elder was elected for a tbr
haed year's term to the executive committh
h dI. K. Norris was elected delegate
'apt the national convention.
1try John T. Gaston was elected altornal
uted J. William Stokes's name was pr
the posed for re-election as lecturer, but
was withdrawn, he asking all I
friends to vote for Sligh.
fol- bite dinner the Alliance reasse:
for ble, the new oflicers were instailt
some resolutions of thanks were adol
ed, and then the body adjourned si:
oedie. All of the delegates are mui
son, pleased with what they have done, ai
3th they have been handsomely treatedI
the people of Aiken.
tune UorrnIle Exporlence.
b of lION DOUT, N. Y., July 25.-At Spr
tile kers, a village not tar from here, Mu
1 to Eleanor Markham complained of hea
The trouble, and was treated by a physicia
and She grew weaker gradualiy, and app
ging rently breathed her last. 'L'he doct
unds pronounced her doad, and funish4
Ab. the usual burial certillcaite. Mi
An- Markham was put in the coilin, the
ome wvas fastened, and the undertaker aii
was his assistant took the coflin to t
n as hearse waiting outside. As they a
assy preached the hearse a noise was hea
ops; and the coilin was put dlown and open
the in short order. Behold, there was po
cally Eleanor Markham lyIng on her bac
ome her face white and (distered and h
aces- eyes distended.
the "My God!" she cried in broken a<
the cents, "where am I? You are imlryin
me alive!"
face "Ilush, child," said Dr. lo ward, wl
are happened to be presenit. "I t is a mistal
plus easily rectified."
ex- The girl was then taken into tU
bton house and placed on the bed, when si
port fainted. While the doctor was admnii
ioil; istering stimula'.ing restoratives ti
ing trappings of woo were removed, ar
Ling the hearse drove away with (more chee
ual. fuil rapidity than a hiearsae wvas ev
lgedl driven before. The cordials had ti
at desired effect, and Miss Markham gre
~ery- a little stronger. As it wvas evidei
oral that her nerves were suffering fro1
of a the terrible shock they had receive
the doctor ordered the dioors thirow~
im- open, and told the girl's mother an
ting immediate friends to stay with he
Lhat until she completely recovered, antd a:
in- or do not nothing in her hearing<
ins. sight that wasnot cheerful and stimuli
the ting, and, above all, not to refer to tt
late sensational episode. Biut this E
Sto ennor would not havo. She spoke of
~on - herself, and seemed relieved, and pasi
ties ed into a refreshing sleep when she hi
ted. uneburdejned her mind.
ies "1 was conscious all the time ye
roll. were making preparations to bury me
nti- she said, "and the horror of my situ
ider ition is altogether beyond descriptie
for I could hear everything tnat was goir
if ul on, even a whisper outside the door at
Sarn- though L exerted all my will power ar
Im-- made a supreme physical effort to ci
s of out, 1 was powerless. I had readl ini
ttle New York paper lately about how ti
nty IReverend Doolor Kand died and we:
to heaven, but felt that my fate was
two be buried alive, and the frightful idi
the was the saving of me, for as I wI
1.01; borne to the hearse I prayed to God f<
St. strength and, making another attemp
9tok- succeeded in rapping on the lid of ti
ens coflin. At first I fancied the beare
.00; would not hear me, but when I felt or
00O; end of the cofin falling suddenly
rge- knew that I had been heard,"
rge Miss Markham is in a f ~ way to r
[sib-- covery, and what is stra~i -tht t
3.73; fintterings of her heart ttbrought
1.her illness are gone.
M momeb ire Happy Homos.
'iAve You ever noticed It? Call to
ivd the homes of your friends who
have a good Piano or Or0 We to he
house. Are they not brighter and
more attractive than those where the
divine art of muslo never enters? To
be sure it costs to buy a good intru.
ment but It lasts many years, and wil
pay Its costs many a t ousand tip
over by interesting the young folks in
their homes. Don't make the mistake
though, of Investiug haphazard. Pool
yourself thoroughly by writing Ludden
& Bates southern Music House, Savah.
nah, Ga., the great music house of the
South, established in 1870. They have
supplied 50,000 instsruments to Solth
ern homes, and have a reputation for
fair prices and honorable treatment of
customers; and they represent the lead
ing pianos and organs of America
''hey take pleasure In corresponding
with you, sending free catalogues, etc
Write them.
1 1 Enw-ne Pdes hr God I
t. k :iogue and See What You CM Sal
ri .W SI
$69- $37
to in rot] ue )m.
N4 o freignit !mid onl thist Or
#:snti GuKri'iteed toi be a
4Pracei Or mone4y re.
VI fu;, orcs r 0 t
- U 'II i e '^Ri.I'* ' I lT', ~oiniting
-.: o thar, freekling %Jhair Divan
e-wlru $46. Will delives
This No.1
- ware wil
be deti'rqt
(: ed to yot
sot for
ritl all atoiach 'min . For
ONLY $10.50
*b' er nr prit- or this
Tim. man.,or.ig t r iar ony4 all
the ex1 n.-'s nedi . * I 11 11iem
to you ror &A.70.
and guarantei. every one a
bargainj. No treight paid
tr .ta Uug y-- .- -. .
A 068 'jIAI
ond4 fot etah' esi ., i.rniture, Oooking
atovee, Baby rriagn. niayele~s, Orgame, Ph
P.,t h lam, &., and
For Agricul
tural and (in
eral Planta~ton
UJae, have earn
ed their reputa.
tion as the best
on tue market.
* For Blmpiioity,
Durability and
Economy in
fuel and water
Uas no Equai.
And I Soil the Best.in the Market, Write
to me B~efore Buying.
Shingle Machines,
Stave Machines,
Brick Machines,
Planing Machiines,
Swing Saws,
. and saws,
Gang Rip 81ws,5
and all kind-, of
wood workiag maotines,
3rist Mills $115 to $250.
Sa w Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines aw Il oers.
Talbott Engines nnd Boilers.
Seed Cotton Eievators.
Cottoh (lne and P.reisses
Iflil anid LO0W GRADE.
(JorUM IA 8. 0.
t ~ilfl *~
ORGANSPrices Low
(nly $90 for a Huperb M ASON A
iIA MrN Organ. 4 seta Uceeds,
1i Sto . ich Case. 65 cash
and *, mnontliy, Ileduced
fromt 6115. WIIITa US.
Ileautitful TraLNG M irror Top
only 860. 4 sets lteedu,i18topo.
Wuu'Ta Us.
Lovely New t4y les at, 65 and
67b. W nITE UsR.
1'0egant New Pianos only 225
W ONDERVFUL at t~he Jln3.
Tremendous bargains in nearly
new Pianos c.ndt Organs, used
a trifle only, WarIT Us.
If you want a Piano or Organ
now is the time to buy it
Write fls anyhow. Trade Is
dull sind you can't a~ak moee
questions about Pianos anid
O rgans than we wabtPto bia
swer. Try it, please.
Luden 0 B1e&88..
Who One Tino Lived In 13etkoleo otunt).
Several y ears ago, says the N ews and
n- Courier the good ship Richard 11 ar.
n - rived in Charleston harbor from St. P.
ir tersburg to take a cargo of cotton.
nt The Richard 111 was one of the last
)n full rigged ships that used to come to
al this port. On this particular trip she
ka had on board a young Russian of high
da birth and prepossessing manneis, but
)11 without a dollar or a friend in the
World-cast off. desolate and alone.
J. Col. William' L,. Trenholm, after
n, wards comptroller of the currency un
a- der Mr.Cleveland's flest administration
0- was then Russian consular agent at
Lt- port, and the captati.being exercised in
at his mind about- this young man, went
0- to Wim and told him this boy of about
at 18 years of age was on board of his ship,
e- that he was the son of a nobleman high
m in the se vice of the Czar who, on the
e- eve of his departure, hfd brought him
as aboard of his shlp g n him just the
ill bare passage money, and begged him
ts to take him to America and then turn
at him adrift.
ie The captain said that he became in
n- terested in and afterwards touched by
ie. -the forlorn plight of the young noble,
If- who was a bri41iant talker and of most
c. charming manners, and determined to
as see what he could do for him, and so
had brought him to Col. Trenholin and
p. begged that lie would do whatever li
could for him.
10 Col. Trenholm weas very much pleased
Ad with the young man, who was singu
larly prepossessing, as said above, and
f. called himself Michelson and said that
n, the reason for his being sent qff by his
in father was that his father had slapped
io his sister's face and that lie had struck
le him for so doing.
ar Col. Trenholm introduced him to his
friend, Major Julian Mitchell, who, up
on examination, found that he could
c- read Greek and lAtin with ease and
ct could speak all of the great modern
ig languages with fluency. At figures,
ig too, he was a veritable prodigy. One
could take a pencil and w lite on a piece
-e. of paper. calling it out to him as it was
lie written, such a sum as this: 7,872
lie multiplied by 6,368 and before the man
of with paper and pencil would have the
t- sum flinished lie would have calculated
it mentally.
it- Major Mitchell and Mr. Smith, his
in partner, were no pleased with the young
ist man that they took him into their of'
he lice as a clerk. Ile remained some time
o- giving absolute satisfaction and win
ts ning his way into the good graces of all
in with whom he came into contact.
1e At the boarding house at which lie
o. lodged the landlady and all tht boarders
i. especially those of the weaker sex, were
he his ardent admirers and enthusiastic
m friends.
,r. After Michelson had been in tie of
lice some time Messrs. Mitchell &
of Smith were apprised of the fact that
at their firm name had been forged on
several occasions to checks. The forg
:e, eries were easily traced to young Mich
id elson. ILis employers did not prose
cute him, but he did not receive such
rd mercy at the hands of the manage.
ge ment of the Garmania Bank. Ile was
rd tried and sent to the penitentiary for
id eighteen months.
st- Even in the Penitentiary his unusual
x. gists stood him in tood stead. lie made
i-- a most favorable impression on all with
rs whom he came in contact and was soon
ig made the bookkeeper of that institu
tion.By his uniform goodconduc the les
sened his time of imprisonment and
was soon free to roam at will. Whether
he really exp~eriencedi a temporary
- change of heart, or whether ho was
merely adding sacrilegious hypocrisy
to his other crimes of ingratitude and
dishonesty is not known. At all events
n~. he became a Cambellite minister and
achieved considerable nopularity in the
er extreme upper Portions of the State in
se his ghostly capacity.
After a while hie was married to a
se very excellent young country girl,wvith
e. whom he seemed to live happily for
to some time but after about a years time
lie suddenly disappeared and was not
e. hieardi of from that day until about
o. four years ago, a letter was received in
it Charleston from a Charleston lady in
15 Florida who had known of Michelson
when in Charleston saying that he was
n- then married to a very pretty and
d, charming young woman of excellent
~t- parentage, asking if lie ought not to be
rie exposed.
::h The gentleman here to whom the let
id ter was add ressed thought that as the
>y mischief wvas done and the girl already
married to him, and as he seemed to
be leading a quiet and respectable life,
andi as he hoped that having sown so
a- much wvild oats, that lie might have
aS gotten through and really turned over
rt a new leaf, it would be wisest to do
m nothing in the matter at all, and ac
a- cordingly nothing was done and he
or dIropped out of the minds of the peo
id ple here entirely until the spoclal from
as ,iacksonville about him in the News
1(1 and Courier yesterday recalled him to
id their mindls.
[1e in Florida he seems to havei ri-wn to
P considerable prominence in' Madison
rd county, as he representedl that constit
duency i'n the State Legislature last ses
or sion. The story of his downfall in
k, Florida ia curIous. ie telegraphed
or from Thomasville, Ga., to a stableman
In Quinman, oraeridg a carriage and
~pal!r of horses to take a gentleman over
g to Madison, signing the name of RL. C.
Mcintosh, without that gentleman's
o knowledge. .lie went to Quitman, it
e is reportedl, made use of the team, and
when asked for the charges said that
1e Mr. Mcintosh was rosponsible for
1o them. ]For this he was arrested1 for
l~ forgery.
dA Illoody Fight,
r- SiraIvi'owri, Li., July 21.-News
ar has beeni received here or a tragedy at,
1e Ivory, a settlemenit in Arkansas, just,
wV beyonid hie .Luiiana line, in which a
preacher, the Rev. J. S. Platt, and two
mIiiemb~ers of hi1s congregation wore slain,
andi several others seriously woulndedl.
(I Tihe parties hal met in a secluided pilace
ir to settle a (dispute concerning the author
iy shipi of a slanderous report that was in
ir circulation and the fight, a s thie result.
v- A rumor got abroad in the commniity af
ie fecting the character of a young lady. It
I- was alleged that the Rev. P'latt started
it the story, but lhe in turn acctused a mom
b- er of his congregation named P'erdue.
d The men were about to Come together
mn bittle, liut, friends intervened and~ it
,was dlecided that the principals, with
.their friends shou1ld( meet downl the river
.addeiothe matter without trouble.
g hrewre presenit Plat, Felix Goulet,
id Din Pordue, two men name Diadale,
d two men named Dolceo and G. U. Stuart,
y father-in law of the Rev. Platt, After
a some h'-9e had been dleveted t~o argumient,
10 all the parties reached for their wieapons.
it Trhere were Winchesters, revolvers and
;o shot enos, Platit, the only man un
~a armed, jumpedl .into the river, where he
is was killed with a Winchester ball. Siu
r art his relative, was shot in the back
t, and leg, and was knocked Into insensi
1e bllity. O.ie of the Dlsdales was shpit in
sthe abdomen. OJ~hiers of the'two factions
yreceived hkuju als. The congreg~t oli of
Plati's chur is arousbd over the airgi,
s. and an efro~' piay be made to driVe Per
Sdue out of he communlty,'ha the Which
jicase a war of extermination *111 be 04
tere4 npo I? b0o0f gl~e,

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