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I Mked a little child one day
A child Intent on foyOus play;
"My littleone, pray toll me
Your dearest WrIsh; what may it be?"
Trho little one thought for a while,
Then answered, with a wistful slile:
"The thing that I wish most of all
as to be big, like you, and tall."
I asked a maiden, sweet and fair,
With dreamy eyes and wavy hair:
" What would you wish, pray toll imo tne,
That kindly fato should bring to you?"
With timd mien and downeast eyes
And blushes deep and gentle sighs,
11r answer came: "All else abovo
I'd wish some faithful heart to love."
I asked a mother, tried and blest,
With babe asleep upon her breast:
"h01, mother fond, so proud and fair,
What is thy inmost secret prayer?"
he raised her calm and peaceful eyes,
Madonna-like up to the skios:
"My dearest wish is this," said she,
"'That God may spare my child to mc."
Again, 1 asked a woman old,
To whom the world ecomed hard and ecold:
"Pray tell me, oli, thou blest in years.
What are thy hopes, what are thy fears?"
With felded hainds and head bont low
'The answer made in accents slow:
"For me remains it 0110 request
It is that God may give me rest."
HtAv, Dr. Talmi1aso on the It HuoucO of tie
Idol of Fashion.
BRooicLTYN, Aug. 5.-Rev. Dr. Tal
mage, who is now in Melbourne on his
round the world tour, has chosen as the
subject of his sermon for today throuh.
the press "Tuo Tragedy of Dress," the
text selected being I Peter 111, 3, 4,
"Whose adorning iet it not be that out
ward adorning of plaiting the hair and
the wearing of gold or of putting on of
apparel, but let it be the hidden man of
the heart."
That we should all be clad is proved
by the opening of the first wardrebe in
in paradise 'with its apparel of dark
green. That we should all, as far as
our means allow us, be beautifully and
gracefully appareled is proved by the
fact that God never made a wave but he
gilded it with golden sunbeams, or a tree
but he garlanded it with blossoms, or a
sky but he studded it with stars, or al
lowed even the smoke of a furnace to
ascend but he columned and lurreted
and domed and scrolled it into outlines
of' indescribable gracefulness. When I
see the apple orchard of the spring and
the pageantry of the autumnal forests, I
come to the conclusion that if nature
ever does join thechurch, while ehe may
be a Quaker in the silence of her wor
ship, sne never will be a Quaker in the
style of her dress. Why the notches of
a fern leaf or the stamen of a water hiI3?
Why, when the day departs, does It let
the folding doors of heaven stay open so
long, when it might go in so quickl3?
One summer morning I saw an army
o a million speae, each one adorned
with a diamond of the first water-I
meau the grass with the dew on it.
When the prodigal came home, his father
not only put a coat on his back, but
jewelry on his hand. Christ wore a
beard. Paul, the bachelor apostle, not
ailicted with any sentimentality, ad.
mired the arrangement of a woman's
hair when lie said in his epistle, "If. a
woman have long hair, it is a glory unto
her." There wIll be a fashion in heavern
as en earth, but it will be a diff'erent kind
of fashion, It will decide the color 0i
the dress, and the population of tha;
country, by a beautifld law, will wvear
white. I say these things as a back
ground to my sermon, to show you that
.I have nio prinm, precise, priudish or caa;,
iron theories oni the subject of human
apparel. But the godidess of fashion
has set up her throne in tils world, and
at the sound of the timbrels we are all
expected to fall downi and worshipl. The
Old and Nlew Testament of her Bible are
th~e fashion plates, IHer altars smoke
wit lithe sacrifice of the bodies, mmsda
and souls of 10,000 victims. in her
templlle four p~eople stand in the orean
loft, and from them there comes dtOWn a
cold udriazle of music freezing on the ears
of her worshipers. Th'iis goddess of fashi
ion has become a rival of the Lord of
heaven and earth, and it is high time
that we unlimibered our batteries against
this idlolatry. Whaen .1 cOnme to counit
the victims of fashion, I fInd as many
masculinie as femiinine. Men mnake an
easy tirade against .woman, as though
a hie were the chief worshiper at. this
idolatrous shiorine, and no doubt sonme
men in the more conspicuous part of the
pew have already cast, glances at the
more retired part of the pew, their look
a prophecy of a generous distribution.
My sermon shall be as appropriate for
one endl of the pew ns for the other.
.Men are as much the idolators of lash
ion as women, b'ra they sacrilce on a
different part of tue altar. With men
the fashion goes to cigars and clubrooms
and yachting parties and wine suppers,
In the United States the men chew up
and smoke *100,000,000 worth of to.
bacco every year. That is their fashion.
In London not long .ago a man died who
had started in life with $750,000, but lie
ate it all up in gluttonies, sending his
agents to all parts of the earth for some
rare delicacy ,or the palate, sometimes
one plate of food coasting hIm *300 or
*400. lie ate up his whole fortune and1
had only one guinea left. 'With that lie
bought a woodcock, had it dressed in the
very best style, ate it, gave two hours
for digestion, then walked out on West
minister bridge and threw himself into
the Thames and died, doing on large
scale what you and I have often seen
done on a small scale. But men do not
abstain from millinery and elaboration
of skirt through any superiority of humi
lity, [t is only because such append
ages would be a blockade to business.
What would sashes and trains 31 yards
long do in a stock market? And yet men
are the disciples of fashion just as much
as woma n. Some of them wear boots
so l~h hthey can'hardly walk in the paths
of hoihteousness. And there are men
wh buy expensive suits of clothes and
never pa for thorm, and who go though
te strees in great stripes of' color, like
animated checkerboards. I say these
things because I want to show you that
I am impartial in my discourse, and that
both sexes, in the language of the surro
gate's office, shall "share and ehiare
alike." As God may help me I shall
show you what are the destroyin an
deathfnl influences of inordinat tashlon.
InThe first baleibl Influence i notice is
ifraud, illimitable andhasty. D o
known that Arnold of the Rlevolution
proposed to sell his country in order to
get money to support his wife's ward
robe? I declare here before God and
this people that the effort to keel) up ox
penslie establishments in this country
is sending more business men to tempo.
ral perdition than all other causes
combined. What was it that
sent Gilnan to the penitentiary
c#d Ph4adelphia Morton to the
wat~i~g'ofstocks, and the life in.
~i~4~e pesients, to perjured state.
w tther ee .
What was it that overthre w the United
States secretar y at Washington, the crash
of whose fall thook the continent? But
why should I go (o these famous default
inus to show what men will do in or(ler
to keel) up arent home style and expen -
sive wardrObe. when you and I know
scores of men who are pit to their wits'
ond and are Islied frnt.iJauiary to De -
.elber inl the attemp?
Oar politicians may theor'ra until the
expiration of their terms of cilice ars to
the best way of improving our nionetary
,ondition in this ccuntr). It will be o
no use and things will be no better until
we learn to put on our heads and backs
and icet and hands no more than we can
pav for.
There are clerks in stotes and bnks
on limited salaries who, in the vain at
tempt to kee-p tho wardrobe of their fanii
lV as showy as other olik' wardrobes,
are dying of irt and ( die monds
and i-hawlA ail lhi hats, 1111d
they have nothing left except
what they give to cigars and wine sup
perm, and they (lie bofbre their time,
[tud tl:ey will expect uts ministers to
preach about them as though they were
the victims of early piety, and after a
high class atieral, with silver handles at
the side of the collin of extraordinary
brightness, it will be found out that the
undertaker is cheated out of his legiti
mate expensee!
Do not send to ire to preach the fun
eral sermon of a man who (lies like that
I will blurt out the whole truth and tell
that he was strangled to death by his
wife's ribbons. Our countries are
dressed to death. You are not sur
prised to flad that the putting up of one
public building in New York cost mil.
iors of dollars more than it ought to
htave cost when yeu find that the man
who gave out the contracts paid more
than $5,000 for his daughter's wedding
dress. Cashtiif res of a thousand dol.
lars each are not rare on Broadway. It
is eatimated that there are 10,000 wo.
men in these two cities who have ex
pended on their personal array $4,000 a
What are men to do in order to keel)
up such home wardrobek? Steal! That
is the only respectable thing they can
(to. During the last lifteen years there
have been Innumerable line businesseB
shipwrecked on the wardrobe. The
temptation comes in this wa3: A man
thinks more of his family than c ft all the
world outside, and it they spend the
evening in describing to him the superi
or wardrobe of the family across the
street, that they cannot bear the sighi
of, the man is thrown on his gallantry
and on his pride of family ann without
translating his feelings into pla.n lan
guage lie goes into extortion and issuing
of false stock and skillful penmanship it
writing somebody else's name at the
foot of a promissory note, and they al
go down together-the husband to the
prison, the wife to the sowing machine
the children to be taken care o1 by thos
who were called poor relations. Oh
for some new Shakespeare to arise an<
write the tragedy of human clotheel
Will you forgive me it I say in terses
shape possible that some of the me
have to forge and to perjure and to swir
de to pay for their wives' dresset?
will say it whether you forgive me o
Again, inordinate fashion is the foe
all Christian almsgivinig. Men and w<
men put. so much in personal dhispkl
that, they often htave nothinig lef t f'or (t
and~ the cause ol~suflering humanity.
Christian man cracking his P'alais Rloyt
glove across thte hack by shutting a
his hand to hide the cent hto puts int
the Poor box. A Chtristiani woman a
the story of' the JIottentots, crying cc
pious tears mnto a $25 handkerchief ani
then giving a 2 cent piece to the coilec
ion, thtrustinug it undi~er the hills so pec
jie will not, know but it, was a $10 gold
piece. One hundred dollars for incens
to fashion; 2 cents for God, God give
ns 90 cents ouit of every dollar. The
other 10 cents by command of htis Bible
belong to him. 1s not God liberal ac
cording to his tithing system laid dlow
in the Old Terstamienl? Is not, God lib
oral in giving us 90 cents out of a ddlla:
when he takes but, 10? We (10 not hiki
that. We want to have 99 cents foi
ourselves and 1 for God.
Now, I would a great deal rather stea
10 cents fromyou than from God. I thin]
one reason why a great many peop~le di
not get along in worldly accuimultiot
faster is because tbey do riot Obseryv
this (Irvine rule. God says, "Well,i
that, man is not antisfied with 90 cents o
a dlollar then I will take the whole (10!
lar, and I will give it, to the muan or wo
tian who is honest with me.'" Thi
greatest obstacle to charity in the Chris
tian church todlay is the fact that met
expend so much money on their table
and~ women so much on their dress, the'
have got nothing~ loft for the work a
God and the world's bettermont. It
my first, aettlemenitat ]Belleville, N. J.
the cause of missions was being prese nt
ed one Sabbathb, and a plea for the char
ity of the people was being made, whei
an 01(1 Christihn man in the audicac
lost, his balance and said1 right ought ii
the midst of the sermon, "Mr. Talmag
how are we to give liberally to thes
arand and glorious causes when our fam
ilies dress as they (10?" I did not an
swer that, question. It, was tihe onl'
time in my life whien I hiadl nothing ti
Again, inordinate fashion is distractiot
to public worship. You know very we]
there are a good many pisople who comi
to church inst as they go to the races t<
see who will come out first. What,
flutter it makes In church when somi
woman with extraordinary dilsplay 0
fashion comes in! "What a love of
bonnet!" says some one: "What a per
rect fright!" say five hundred. For thi
most merciless critics in the world arn
fashion critics. Men and women wit~l
souls to be saved passing the hour In
wonderIng where that man got his cra
rat or what store the woman patronizes
[n many of our churches the prellminar)
exercises are takeh up with the discus
sion of wardrobes. It is pitiable. Is iI
tot wonderful the Lord (loss niot strike
the meeting houses with lightmngl
What distraction of pub~lic worship! Dy
ing men and women, whose bodies are
loon to be t~urned into dust, yet before
three worlds strutting like peacocks, thie
twfil question of the soul's diestiny
mubmerged by the question of navy blue
velvet and long fan train skirt, long
enough to drag up the church aisle, the
husband's store, otlice, shop, factory,
fortune and the' .dmirat~ion of half the
people in thie building. Men and women
come late to church to show their clothes
People sitting down In a pew or taking
up a hymnbook, all absorbed at the
same time in persofial array to smng:
Rise, lysoul, and stretch thy wings;
Thy hoter portions traee.
Rise fromi transitor thsn
Toward heaven, tiv ei place.
I adopt the E~pisc r1a~ ayer anid
ma ~ Good LorkI de, ' te1 t
W0the 1mpou,
tance of the subject on whic'i we con
stantly dwell. (Jan you imagine any
thing more dwarting to the human intel
lect thun the study of fashion? I see
men oi the street, who, judging from
their elaboration, I think must have
taken two bouts to arrange their upparel
After a few years of that kind of absorp.
tion, which one of McAllister's mnagiy
Ing glasses will be powerful enoigh to
make the man'd character visible. 1'hey 1
all land in idiocy. I hIve seen mnent at
the summer watering vices through I
fashion the mere wreck of what they
once were. Sallow of cheek. Meager
of limb. Hollow at the cheat. Showing
no animation save in rushitig scroa a
room to pick up a lad%'s 'llm. Simper
isti along the corridors, the someu con
pliments they dimpered 20 yeara tao. A
New York lawyer at United States
hotel Saratoga, within our hearing
rushed acro3s i room to say to a senits
ble woman, ''You are as sweet as
p3ache!' The Fos of fashion are
myriad Fashion not only destroys the
body, but it makes idiotic the intelleet.
Yet my frienids. I have givei yon only
the milder phase of this evil, It shuts
a great multitade out of heaven. The
first peal of thunder that shcok Sinai de
clared. "Thou shalt have no other God
before me," and you will have to choose
between the goddess of fashioni and the
Christian God. There are a great many
seats in heaven, and they are all easy
seats, but not one seat for the devotee
of fashion. Heaven is for meek and
quiet spirits. Heaven is for those who
think more of their souls than of their
bodies, Heaven Is for those who have
more joy in Christian charity than in dry
goods religion. Why, if you with your
idolatry of lashion should somehow get
into heaven, you would be for putting a
French roof on the "house of many
mansions." Give up this idolatry of
fashion or give up heaven.
What would you do stanling beside
the Countess of Huntington, whose joy
it was to build chapels for the poor, or
with that Christian woman of Boston
who Fed 1,500 children of the street at
Farucuil hall on New Year's day, giving
out as a sort of doxology at tile end of
the meeting a pair of shoes to each oie
of them, or those Dorcases of modern
society who have consecrated their need
les to the Lord, and who will get eternal
reward for every -t~tch they take. On,
men and women, give up the idolatry
of fashion. The rivalries and the com.
petitions of such a life are a stupendous
wretchedness. You will always lad
some one with brighter array, and with
more palatial residence, and with laven
der kid gloves that make a tighter fit.
Ani if you buy this thing and wear it
you will wish you had bought something
else and worn it. And the frets of such
a life will bring the crows' feet, to your
temples before they are due, and when
Vcu come to die you will have a mider.
able time. I have seen men and wo
men of fashion die, and I never saw one
cf them die well. Tile trappings oft',
there they lay on the tumbled pillow,
and there were just two things that
nothered them-a wasted life and acom
a ing eternity. I could not pacify them,
for their body, mind and soul had been
exhausted in the worship of fashi-n, and
'r they could not appreciate the gospel.
When I knelt by their bedside, they
were mumbling out t-eir regrets and
Ssaying: "0 God! O) God!" Their gar
m uents hung up il the wardlrobe never
dagain to be seent by them. Without
any exceptionl, so far its my miemiory
ii sirves me, they died without hope anld
P wenlt into eternity unpilrepaired.
3 VTe most ghastly deathhbeads on earth
Sare the one whero a man (lies of dliiriumi
'tremiens, and the other where a woman
1 (lies after having sacrificed all her facuil
-tIes cf body, ntmnd and soul mn the wor
'shilp of fashtioni. My friends, we must
appear in Judgment to answer for what
3 we ha/;e worn on our bodies as well as
for what repenltances we have exercisedl
with our souls. On that (lay I see comn
ing in Beau B3rummel of the last cenl.
tury, without his cloak, like which all
Enlgiland got a cloak, and without his
cane, like which all England got a cane;
without his sniuff-box, like which all
England got a snu'll-box. ie, the fop
of the ages, particular about everytina
hut is morals. and Aaron Burr, with
out |thae lctter's that down to 01(1 age hte
shlowed in pride to prove his early wicked
gallantries, nd Abs~olom withotit his
hair, andl Marchioness P.ompadour with
out her titles, and Mrs. Arnol, the
belle of Wall street when that was the
center of fashi n, without hter fripperies
of vesture.
And in great htawariess they shall
go away imto eternal exp~atriation, whtile
among the (l ueents of heavently society
will be found Vashti, whoc wore the
modest veil bef ore the palatial baccha
nahians, and( Ilannah, who annually
made a little coat for Sauul at, the tem-.
ple, and Ghrandmothter Lois, the ances
tress of 'Timothy, who imitated her vir
ture, add Mary who gave .Jesus Christ to
the world, and many of you, tile wives
andl mlothlers and sisters andi dlaughtters
of the present Christian church, who,
through great tribulation, are enterIng
into the kingdom oif God. Christ an
nlounicedl who would mtake up the royal
family of heaveni when ite said, "'Who
soever dJoeth th ilof Gdthe same is
my brother, lmy sister, my mohe.
A Terrlibto Trseody,
Cor.MnIA. S. C., Aug. 8.-Yesterday
morning about two miles from the cIty
a yoiung son of Mr. Henry Williams
was ebot and killed by his brother. The
children were 7 and 5 years old respect
rively. It was a strange case and no ex
planation of the reason why the (deed
was done is given. Tihe facts are as
follows: Mrs. Williams3 left her house
and went out into the adjourning
woods for same purpose and left her
three chIldren at the house. They were
aged 7, 5S ahd 3years. When she return
ed she was horrifIed to find the five-year
old child dead. Blood was pouring from
its ear. She screamed at tihe sigcht,
which brought in some neighbors. T'he
seven-yearold child on being questioned
said that he had taken a nail and while
his little brother was lying on the floor
lhe had put it in his ear and stuck it
with his hland. ie did not mean to
drive the nail in, he said. This explana
tion was not at all sati factory, but the
little fellow stuck to it for a long tim e.
In the meantime Coroner RIoachi was
notified and Dr. Green was sent for.
The Doctor saw at once that the fatal
wound had not been made by a nail.
The boy was questioned again and af
ter much persuasion and some threats
he finally said that he had gone to a
trunk, took out a pistol, put it to his
brother'e ear and fired. Tile little three
year-old child in its baby way confirm
ed that statement.
A bsolutely no reason Is given as to
why the child shot his brother, and it is
supposed that he really dhid not
know what he was doing when he put
the fatal weapon to his brother's ear
and flred. Coroner Roach empaneled a
anyud a verdict was rendered in ac,
O)ano with the above facts. The
t98pfl5Il~t~t~ oldt ja learly not
Ui9 Recent Dofeat Denotuc4d an Wrong I
und a Robbary,
JIRMINIIA31, Ala, Aug. 9.-The
,onference of Kolb leaders which con - (
rened yesterday finished their labors I
oday. They have been consulting on
he situation and discussing a plan of
tction. The following address to the
eople was given out this afternoon as
,he result of their labors:
To the people of Alabama: The
.ampaign committee of the Jefferson
an Democracy and the People's party t
)f Alabama have been instructed by a (
3onference of our State candidates, the t
ending suiporters of that ticket and I
1ho State Executive Committee to pro
nulgate the following:
The election returns as reported by f
'he Associated Press and supporters of
Lhe ticket headed by Colonel Oaten
;how a repetition of the election frauds
f 1892 with less pretext and absolute
y without the least semblance of justi
ication, in order to overcome legiti
inate majorities for our ticket in forty
)no white counties. The false and v
rraudulent majorities aggregate 24,107
Erom hfiteen black belt counties. In
[892 these same black belt counties had
iggregated majorities of 28,069. In ad
lition to this frauds have been perpe
,rated in white counties of not less than
[5,000. With the consummation of
'heso has been also brought forth four
>r five fraudulent elections of Senators
ind eleven or twelve fraudulent elec
'ions of Representatives in the General
&ssembly. This outrageous action,
ntensilled by the impu'dence and of
[rontery with which it has been taken,
lisplays a disregard of public senti
mient in such a brazen faced manner
that it seems to have been intended to
add insult to injury.
The law under which the election of
1892 was held, which was devised to as
sure the prevention of fraud with ease
facility and safety, has been amended
by the Sayre law, the purpose of which
to assure the perpetration of greater
wereto disfranchise illiterate voters and
frauds in the black belt counties. This
has been demonstrated by the "election
just held, and was known and Intended
by the usurper who exercises the func
tions of Governor and was illustrated
by his remark when he signed that bill.
A contest law was promised to allay
and prevent a popular uprising in 1892
to be broken in the most shameful
manner, and the perfidy and treahery
displayed was af terwards boasted of as
a fine piece of legerdemain. We ad
monish our people not to accept prom.
ises nor pledges from those who have
proven themselves recreant to
every requirement of law, to
every demand of honor and to every
exaction of duty. They demoustrated
that they are enemies to liberty and re
publican institutions.
In the face of the fact that only a
few months ago the proposition to sub
mit the election to a State primary was
made, in which only white voters
should participate, which was after
wards so amended as to meet the sup
posed wishes of Oate's followers by
eliminating white Republicans, which
they declined to accept upon a specious
excuse that was an af ter thought and
very Ipuerile, combined with the fact
that only 42,000 votes were polled in
the State primary that brought, out the
fill strength of that party, they now
claim, urge and insist upon the most
extravagant and roediculous figures as
correct andl true.
The conditions in this State have
reached a climax. T1here is no dloubt
that the State ticket headed bp Captain
RL. I". Kolb has been elected. The al
ternative is presented of submission to
wrong, insult and robbery or to assert
the sovereign power before which
thrones totter, scepters fall and ontrages
of tyrants cease. That alternative
must meet a response from manhood
or silent sub~mission from those un
worthy of citizenship. A proud and
chivalrous people worthy of freedom
cannot shirk the responsibilities the
sittuation enforces. A distir~guiished
patriot has asserted that the man who
will not light for his liberty is unwor
thy of freedem. We (10 not advise
fighting or lawlessness of any kind, but
the crisis has arisen that the sovereign
newer sh all assert itsel f to compell un
worthy servants of its will to sub~mit to
its power and recognize its authority.
Your committee recognizes that It
has been entrusted1 with certain duties
andl that its powers are circumscribed;
and it feels authorize:I only in going to
the extent of advising and urging those
whom it represents to exercise the
power inlvestedl In them and to hold
meetings on Thursday, the 23d of Au
gust, at the respective court houses, if
not othierwise specinied to act upon this
great crisis and to insist that manhood
patriotism and love of liberty which
has alwvays evoked prompt and decisive
action from them shall find expression
in their course, that will be creditable
to their revolutionary aires and furnish
a precedent in our history to which all
will ever revert with pridle and satis
At the same time andl place, we would
urge the organization of law and order
leagues to uphold the supremacy of that
greatest of all law and power-the sove
reign will of a free people. Upon the
adjournment of these meetings, reports
of the proceedings should be furnished
immedliately to W. HI. Skaggs, chair
man, Ilirmingham, Ala.
(Slgned)-W. 11. Skagga, Chairman
Ceratral Campaign Committee; A. T,
Goodwin, Chairman Jeffersonian Exec
utive Committee; John W. Pitts, Chair
man Peopi's Party Executive Commit.
Went~ fack on Him,
MONTO OMERY, Ala., Aug. 7.- .N ear
ly every County turns up with a heavy
loss for Kolb as compared with his
vote of 1892. For instance, Madison
County in 1892 went for Kolb by 298;
official returnes give it to Oates by 1,
443, a change of over 1,700 votes. Law
rence, another Tennessee Valley
County, goes for Kolb by only 1,250, as
against 2,135 before. Limestons goes
for Kolb by only 153, as against 1,623
in 1892. Tallapoosa goes for Kolb by
only 600, as against 2,419 in 1892. In
Cherokee his majority falls 300. Cren
shaw went for .Kolb 775 in 1892. This
year it is very close. Sumter gem a for
Oates by over 2,500; Damacrav,ic ga4in
of over one thousand; and Macan goes
for Oates by 800, a Democratic gain of
over 1,600. Ihenry Oates' own County
went for Kolb in 1892 by over 1,500;
this year over 5CO for Oates. Blarbour,
official Democratic majority insreased.
The smaller Counties go the same way
in less degree. Oates' majority will be
closed to 40,000. No one places it under
26,000. Legislative returns indicate
safe Democratic majority, even with
out Jefferson's delegation of six,
though the prospects are that ,Jefferson
has gone Democratic..
FORi Five Stories.
NEWv YoRK, Aug. 3.-Mary Ilassa
lives as 339 East Seventy fourth street.
She is 22 years 01(d. WhIle watering
plants she leaned too far out of the win
dow and she and the plants and pots
tumbled down fiye stories to the street.
She was taken to the Presbyterian hos
pilal inter~ahly injured, but will proba.
bly get Well.
'ho (Jolunbla State Names the Wino nng '
CL(UMnTA, 8. C., Aug. 9 -The State
ampnIgn of 1894 Is now a thing of the E
ant. As a result of the campaign and
he recent meeting of the Sligh executive
ommittoe, it is pretty easv to ree now
hat by this time next week the guber.
atorial contest, as far as Messrs. ElI
arbo ald] Tindal are c-ncerned, will be I
L'3 longer a matter of in terest.
It is pretty aenerally conceded that
he two gentlemen named are now
loomed to defeat in the State conlven
iou next Thursday, and that Rvais is e
o be the Lefoii noin-e.
If such a result comes abeut, then the I
wng-fought battle narrows to a equare t
Ight in Vie general primary between Dr Z
nope an( John Gary Evans. Dr. Pope's I
ame does not go before the Reform pri. t
nary. If such is th outlook-and
-vans' friends claim that their is no'w no
onger a doubt of his receiving the noi I
iation-tLen bo. Tindal and Ellerbe
Lre barred from going any further.
An entirely noe f.ight will he on.
svans' friends will have to battie with 1
Dr. Pope's filends, who will very likely i
lecline to participate in the Relorm pri- 1
naties on Saturday. The vote on Sat- (
trday. therefore, will tell pretty well
Nhat Pope's slrenIgth is noL considering
Iuy other vote which may go to him, it
here be any.
At any rate Pope, und r the circum
tances named, will not be out of the
ace by a good deal. He has made, it
s understood, many friends recently by
ils action in kicking out of the traces.
Now there is considerable doubt as to
vhat Ellerbe and Tindal will do. If they
tre going to kick out of the traces they
vill have to do it by tomorrow night, for
he Reform primaries take place Satur
lay. It the results of these primaries
broughout the S'ate can be ascertamedi
m Saturday night, the result of the State
onvention on Thursday next con Le
There is a good deal of silent dissa',
sfaction among the general primary ad
rocates with regard to the SlIgh commit
ee's action. This may, or may not,
levelop into a sentiment strong enough
,o induce Tindal and Ellerb3 to withdraw
heir pledges, already filed.
An Evans man yesterday, leaving cut
>f the matter entirely any consideration
)f Pope's chances, said that the whole t
,hing was going to result in the nomina
.ion and election of the follo wing ticket,
md if the element of doubt as to Eller- i
>e's course and Pope's primary race was
'emoved, all would d'>ubtless agree with I
For Governor-John Gary Evans.
Lieut. Governor-Dr. W. H1. Timmer
Attorney General-U. W. Buchanan.
State Treaturer-W. T. C. Bates.
Superintendent of Education-W. D.
Mas fii d.
Comptroller General-A. W. Jons.
Secretary of State-D. I. Tompk'n3.
Adjutant and Inspector General
John Gary Watts.
Now as to the <11'ect of the campaign
on the Senatorial fight, Tillman's friends
claim that he comas out of the stump
battle stronger than ever. The general
opinion, however, is that the slump
work has been mote beonelicial to Butler
than to Tilaman. Butler's friends re
gard his chances as much haetter than at
any time heretofore.
As to the efl'ect of the campaign on
the dispensary outlook, it is said by 01ne
who ought, to kniow, that Governor
Tillman is hilly satisfied, b~y his tests
>1 the crowds8 at the meetimgs ont the (di
pensary, that the great body of the peo-.
pie demand the dlispeusarJ; that he ex
pects them to send a Legislature here
which will re-enact, the law and pass a
uetrop~olitan police law, forcing a lar ga
aumber of such p)olice oil all cities where
Nithi to enfarce tihe law, and that they I
ivll enact a law providing fUr changcs ofi'
ienue in liquor cases.--State.
Train R(obbers Failed, .
(CLEYELAND, Aug. 7.-Lake Shore
l0xpress train No. 12 arrived from the
West and pulTed into the Union sta
.ion this morning, after having enco
mnteredl a most thrilling experience on
~he plains of Indiana. An attempt was
bade last night to hold up the train at
Kessler upon tihe identical spot that the
~rain was hleld uip last fall. TIhe train
vas just approaching a split swich at
Kessler, when tile engineer noticed that
~he switch was turned so as to rttn the
~rain on the siding. A hIg obstruction
)f ties and lumber was piled upon tihe
tiding a few rods ahead of his engine.
l'he obstruction did not appear to be
.mpassable and the engineer put on all
the steam and dashed through the ptil'
passing safely on the main track
rhroughi the switch at a high rate of
ipeed. As the train passed the 0o)
ituction the engineer noticed a group
of masked men and as the engIne clear
ed the track of all obstacles the would
be highwaymen fired several shots in
to0 the train, none of wvhich, however,
took effect. The United States express
car was attached to the train and had
on board a large amount of money. It
is thought that this was known to the
[lesperadoes who attempted to hold up
the train. Their disappointment in
carrying out their planis of stopping the
train was evinced on their firing shots
when they saw that their plans had l
been foiled by the boldness of tile engi
neer in dashing through the heap of<
ties upon the track.
TEx ARKANA, Ark., Aug. (l.--IIenry
Wheeler and his wife, negroes, who live
ill tile north suburbs of town, have been
arrestedI and lowgedl in jsil on the charge
of n' urderinig the 16-year-old sister the
latttr, whIo hand been living with them.
It is charged that, they tied her hand and
loot, and left her alone for (lays at a time
in a secituded spot. The files got oil to
the lacerated portions of' her body upon
which she had been beaten and( screw]
worms resulted by tile hlundredls. When]
tound1( she was literally a living skeleton, J
andl was too far gone to receive any
benefit from medical attentionu. A cor
onetr's jury found it a case of' murder, I
andi Wheeler and his wife will remain in
jail until tile next grand~ jury which
n1(ets ini November. Wheeler has al
ways borne a good chlaracter nam ng tile
winte'people, but was disliked by the
negroes because of his aristocratic mjan -
ner. lie has been sexton for teni years at ,
the Southern Methodist church.
Oats Elected.
M0NTaOMERTY, Ala , Aug. 7.-Com
plete unofficial but reliable returns
from every~ county in the State but two (1
make tile Democratic majority 26,165. t:
Those two counties are Bald win andh
Dovington, both small counties, which hi
cannot possibly change the foregoing t
result more than a few hundredl. The e
sfllci count, In the counties takes e
place Saturday and the result wili not e
be changed materIally. The D~emocrats it
have at least 22 mnem bers of the Senate a
ant of 83 and 61t members of the House c
ant of 100.t
'lie Rer. rn lXeVuCve O.mi toO M1ko
No Otarg o.
COLMIA, SP C., August 8.-The
ltate Reform E'xecutivo Co m mittee
net last night in the 4enate chamber
t the Capitol. The committeo had
een called together by Chiairian iigh
inder a call published a few days ' go,
a which were set forth the reasons for
is action. It was brought about by
tatements made to, and letters receiv
d by him, calliir his attention to the
act that the plan as adopted by the
onmnittee at its first meeting was
mnsatisfactory to a large number of
teformers.. These statements and let
era were so numerous as to bring Mr.
ligh to the conclusion that perhaps
or the sake of harmony and unity in
he Reform ranks tile committee
hould be called together to ascertain
he extent of the reported dis3atisfac
ion, and to amend the plan in such
>articulars as would bring about a bet.
er state of feeling among Reformers
n regard thereto.
The committee was called to order
)y Chairman Sligh, and the following
nombers answered to their names
vhen the roil was called by Secretary
Abbeville-D. II. Magill.
Aiken-J. T. Gaston.
Anderson-D. K. Norris.
Barnwell-A. II. Patterson.
Charleston-W. G. Whaley.
Chester-T. J. Cunningimin.
Colleton-L. E. Parler.
Clarendon-Louis Appelt.
Darlington-J. S. DuBos'.
Edgeflelid-B13. B. Evans.
Florence-J. S. McCall.
Greenville-J. T. Austin.
Hlampton-W. II. Mauldin.
lHorry-J.. M. Stalvey.
Kershaw-T. J. Kirkland.
Lancaster-J. C. Elliott.
Laurens-J. A. Jones.
Lexington-C. M. Elird.
Marion-D. W. McLaurin.
Newberry-J. A.Sligh.
Orangeburg-J. W. Stokes.
Pickens-T. C. Robinson.
Richland-"iL . A. Deal.
Spartanburg-T. L. Garitt.
Sumter-H. R. Thomas.
Union-J. C. Otts.
Williamsburg-Wm. Cooper.
York-W. IR. Riggins.
Fairfield-J. W. Lyles.
On motion of Mr. Mauldin,of liamp
on, all persons were exclued from the
hamber except the members. All
)thers retired. Quite a crowd waited
n the lobby to learn what they could
)f the proceedings from such members
is strayed out now and then for a
)reath of air, or to converse with
riends on the outside.
The session was long and the debates
Nere earnest and excited. The speakers
,ould be heard throunh the glass doors,
>ut not distinct enough to convey an
ntelligent understanding of their re
narks. All of the members participa
:ed in the debate, some of them taking
;he floor several different times. Larry
aautt vehemently opposed any chana
ing of the plan. Ilia speech was sufi
Diently distinct to show that lie was
Ltterly opposed to anything of the
kind and was heard to say at its con
3lusion "that if wo do so now the Peo.
plo will think that we are a set of
babies and~ jackasses." .lle was ap'
plauded by thue members who agreed
withi him.
John Lyies, of Fairfield, offered( some
resolutions declaring for a general pri
nary. lie made a strong speech in fa
lor of the same andi was warmly api
Member after membe~r of the comn
nittee took the Iloor and spoke for and
ugainst the resolutions. What the
enior of their remarks were could only
)e judged from the expression of the
'aces of the mnemb~ers whose opinion on
~he subject was known. As a suibsti
.ute for Mr. Lyle's motion Dr. ,J. Wmn.
Stokss introduced the following:
WVhereas, this comnmittee recognizes
hat the plan adopted in April and ro
teratedl in July is not perfect, but af
or full consideration for all interest,
)refdrence, circumstances andi condi'-.
ion that confront the Reform move
nent, it is the best that wve have been
Lutle to devise; if f aithfully carried out
he plan will compass tihe object in
,iewv when the committee was organ
zed-namely, tile nominationi of a can
lidate for Governor who shall be the
hioice of the Reformors.
Resolved, That we deem it inexpedl
lent and unwise to0 abandon the plan
ulready agreed upon.
Tihe substitute w as adopted, it is un
lerstood1 by a very decided majority.
A long discussion, participatedi in by
learly all present, ensued upon various
>ropositions to adopt additional rules,
and to explain the meaning of certain
loubtf ul terms contained in the plan.
L'be debate t.ook a wide range and coy
ir,edl every thing of importance concern
ng the Reform palriy. (Chai man Sligh,
Jolonel Norris, D)r. S'okes, Messrs.
(irkland, W. Gibbes Whaley, Eiirrd
d1cJaurin, Mauld(1in, O tts. Ryvans,
$ lliott, Thomnas, Appelt, P.atterson,
)eal, Parler, D~ulose, Stalvey andi in
act every member of' the comn rnitteo
poke at some length on the subject
vith more or less warmth and earnest.
1ess. TIhe committee adjoured.-State.
Ohurchx and state,
TPhe Columbia Register,of last Thurs
lays, says a convention or the leading
:olored clergymen andi laymen of the
state assembled Wednesday in the well
cnown Calvary Baptist Church in that
tity. All denominatious were repro.
mented. The purpose of the gathering
,vss to discuss tile imperative necessity
>f dividing the union of church and
Rtate edlucational interests as exempli
led in Cia fin University. After a full
md spirited discussion of the princi
)les at issue, and a formal series of re
~ommendations by a (luly appointedl
~ommittee, it was decided to appoint
wo committees; one to properly p~re
ent the whole question before the
representative bodies of the various
olored denominations of the State,
md the other, consisting of Rev. it. M.
taiford, Prof. Jt. N. Cardoza, Rev. l'
I. Colt, Prof. .J. RL. Wilson, Rev. I). C.
Iauim, Prof. .J. W. Morris and~ Rev. WV.
1). Chappeil to present a memorial to
lhe State Legislature. There was 01)
osition to the actIon of the meeting
mud a number of persons, who consider
,t inexpedient, separated themselves
rom the main body andi decided to
>resent a counter memorial to the
aogislature. Among thiose who do not
gree with the majority are: Rev. .J. Hi.
olonson, .John A. Barr, C. .J. Carroll,
). II. Moorer, P. C. Parks, J. RL. Bulk
ey, .John 11. Fordlham, .J. S. Mobley.
nd Rev. M. (I. Johnson.
Tnel igible I.
LI'rTLIC RooK, Ark,, Aug. 8.-it was
iscoveredi to-daiy that D). E. Barker,
hie Populist candidlate for Governor,
ad not paid his poll tax. This makes
im ineligible to hold office or to vote,
he time for paying poll taxes having'
xpiredl a month ago. If he were to re
oivea majority of the votes cast at tile
lectioni which occurs the first Monday
i Soptember, he would not be granted
certificate of election. The Demo.
rats in this city feol highly elated over
Mis discovery
Ena Hard Luck.
M ALBuoo, AuI. 7.-The family of
Rev. U M. page, o Collin Iton, has been
peettilarly tn ortunate th a summer.
Mr. Page's son-in law, the Itev. Carl
Grammer is ill, at the rectory; 4 few
daya ago he revelved a telegram from
Mexico annouritng thesudden death of
his son, Woods Page, and the critical
Illness of his young wife, and 24 hours
after this another telegram was received
telling of the sudden death, from heart
disease, of Miss Maud Grammer, only
sister of the iII man. That afternoon
Miss Lilla Page and Mr. Carl Gram.
met s little daughter drove with Mrs.
Grammer's nurse to John M. Bowie's.
The hose ranaway and thr6w all three
from the vehicle, cutting the little girl's
forehead from the heair down to the
right eye, a terrible gash. The nurse
was cut and bruised, and Miss Page es.
caped with a few bruises.
W4~ al Elbio Film G4461as
endi lor tidaiuque vad Sea What You Cu SMIn
$6Q $37
JIr.f,'t. Int uri tIIIn141 .
- o m t paid oil thiis or
uarantted to be a
to(A orgai l or caon uey t -
.%rn 'har. ttocktig Chair Divazk
u t * r,1 $45. Wi deives
Thi- No. S
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0111 to
prie se,
A 030 Wf MACHM
witi anlattitiiments. for
--ON iY $18.60
deli vere to your depot.
*,'The roguilar priete of this
C Y V I ttC)Co 75 diOllnIre.
The maiutfietturer patys all
thbe ex ptnitsesi and I qell 1-hem1
tolrou for Agg'7
n guarantee every one a
bargain. No freight paid
%a this Huggy--.
A. $*B PIAW%
ilosivorer a.: yourdeipot
-r erAsm.: .v of wi rniture, Cookt
Jto ahyr Ca~inoi, HI.-Nies, Oftau, -!
uIFk I'l, -7b. r. h MPe, &.. &Ad
te /F PAD)GETT'"A"tft*.%C"
a ram.-THE
For Agricui
tural and in
eral Plautaition
Uae, have earn
ed their reputa
tion as the best
on tue market:
For Simlity,
lUnrabiilc and
Esonomy in
fuel and water
fl~- as no Equal.
SpcalSloSmor194 h
."el Sumr0'esta ba h
$50 saved every Piano purchaser.
$10 to $20 on cycry Organ.
Six Speial ol~or~s on our Popular Mid
man itnor.Plan. liny In A ugust, September
nitul S (ltbur, anid pay whn- to o e
>l (,-l lah rlicoq. No Interest. Only a
. ii :I Cash P'avient requjirix, $25 on a
Ii nn. $10 mmi Iigsi , balanc no xt Novem
P.vyw I toIt41 suilt nll. Pitanos $5 to $10
~ inonibly. Organs $23 to $5.
(lur Mi.iibi-Snnr Offers save big money
itn it] !lans~ of paintfone.
NwuallI Inadelra ready. fleauti
ii amli hnap. Temptin Iargainae.
Ie ati 41ncc for lit(-.ummer Of
~iii (itid only until November 1.
To l'[jAJE YOtll Oitl)ELtI FORl
Andi I Soil th0 Best it the Market, Write
to mte Bofore Buying.
Shingle Machines,
Siave Machines,
JBrick Machines,
Planing Machines,
Slwing Saws;
Band saws,
Gang Rlip Saws,
ando all kinds of
woodl working machines,
3rist Mills $115 to $250.
8aw Mills $190 to $400.
Watertown Engines and Boilers.
Talbott Engines and Boilers.
Seed Cotton Elevators.
(lottoh .Gins and Pressem

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