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A PASSING F
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v. v. j?rown in
I am writing on Sunday morning,
February 2, and I aa fifty yean old
to-day. That ? have been knocking
about on this sublunary sphere for
haifa century, whoa I come to look
the fact squarely in tho face, amazes
me. I find it hard to believe my own
?ords. Surely some ono has made a
wrong entry in the old Family Biblo,
or I have been cheated ont of some of
the years that are ohorged against me.
lam willing to believe almost any
thing, ezoept thst fifty hallowed years
have passed over my poor hood. Wheo
I ?as a child, there waa a little pieoe
we used to reoite at Behool, beginning,
"(Time bears ns on like the current of
a mighty river." Possibly I recited
it, along with the other children, bot
I did not believe it say more then
than ohildren now would belier's it.
Noone cornea to realise the truth of
the words until the mysterious stream
has carried him far down through the
years. I begin to see it now, and it
' the truth-"Time bears us on like
the current of a xnishty river." In
youth, tho stream has an eddy here
and there, and the flowing wss not ss
swift; but now the ourrent has a
straight onward flow, and the days abd
months and years flit by like dreams
in the night.
Old man Jacob, when he stood as a
pilgrim traveler before Kin j Pharaoh,
said his days had been few and evil.
They may have been evil ss far aa he
was concerned; bot they themselves
were not evil.4 He may have thought
and felt and pursued evil; but the
years themselves were nothing but a
succession of days and nights of rising
and settings of the auh, and eaoh re
curring day bsd been marked sod
crowned with the love andgoodneaa of
the Lord. So it bsa been for na all.
We ourselvea have been evil, but the
days whioh God gave us have been
But Jaoob told the truth and gave
us an apt figure when he spoke of his
life as a pilgrimage-a daily going on,
a moving about, a journeying we know
not whither. Our estate, our condi
tion, our environment ohangea; but
none of these things impede us. nor
cause us to pause in our journey.
When onoe a ohild ia born, ho sots
out upon the mysterious way, and
there is never a moment's pause .be
tween the oradle and the grsve. We
may sloep or dream or idle awsy the
time; we may spend our days in the
pursuit of pleasure or roll and ^nize
in pain; but wo are borne onward all
the same, and are daily snd hourly
brought nearer to the appointed end.
What a pity we oannot live in con
stant r?siliation of thia feet! How
much of our time we have wasted in
waiting for to-moirow! B? once we
see something . ahead of us that we
covet, if onoe we have a plan laid for
next month or next year, we seem to
forget or despise all the time that lies
between now and tuen, and forget to
utilise the passing hours. So time
i passes from us.
My little life baa not been eventful
perhaps; but it has been busy. I
have done many thinga that amounted
to nothing, but I have not been idle.
I uavo sought neither place nor power;
but I have honestly desired to make
thyself felt for God and for good..
Whether I have made a mistake in
this, it remains for my brethren to
say. I have made many loving and
true friends who. are on tho journey
with me. . Some friends I have lost.
The grave stole them away, on the one
bandi and I have doubtless driven a
few away from me by my folly, by
words or deeds that were unholy. The
sorrowful reflection which arises is
that if you lose a friend, the chances
are that you will never regain him.
We disoourse largely upon the snbjeot.
of forgiveness; but of the real thing,
we see but little. When Christian a
fall ont, they do not, ss a rule, go into
the courts, no.' do they go after caoh
other witn guns; but what is just as
bad, they retire to one side and sulk,
or refuse to speak to'one another, or
try to play the meek, as if to say, "I
haye been injured; but I will say
nothing; I will just keep my mouth;
I will be very pions; I will not haye
anything to do with the brother who
has so grossly wronged me." And
meanwhile ?he low. and base feelings
which lio hidden in tho heart are akin
to those nurtured in the mind of a mur
derer or bandit. The great majority .
of us Lave yet to ?earn the A, B, C of
the lesson Jesus taught whon he said,
"Forgive." However, I guess I could
count on one hand tho enemies I have
made-some because I did wrong,
some because I did right. There
seems to be nothing left for us but to
travel on down the sams road-they
on one side ' and I on tho other, and
the one Father of us all will have to
adjust "the differences between Lis
?Mldre? rrben they get home in thc
The lott of friends in middle life is
more sorely felt thou in youth. Liv
ing and laboring eo long together, our
lives flow into one and when
one it tom away, the survivor
suffers keenly. That was a tender
story Dr. Broadna used to tell shout
the old family horse. In eompany
with the wagon driver, he, when s
boy, was allowed to go in the wagon
to Boruo town a few miles away ffom
his boyhood home. The hore es had
been true yoke-fellows for many a dey,
and bad been inseparable is their
labora. On this trip, however, one of
them siokened and died by tho way
side. It waa towsrd evening? He
end the driver journeyed afoot to the
home of aome one they knew, leading
the surviving horse by the bridle.
Arrangements were made for them to
borrow a horse for nae the next day.
But when the morning came, they
aought in vain for the horse they had
left in the barnyard the night before.
After long delny, they went bask
down the road to the wsgon, and there
stood ike old horse, oloae by the aids
of hie dead comrade, paying doubtleae
the tribute of affection to the noble
fellow thst had so long stood hy him
aa MB partner and comrade of the
rosd. To every tender and loving
heart there are spots m ado sacred by
being the resting plaoes of those who
have been our fellow-burden beelera
along the highway of life. The fsot
they .pulled by our aides so long only
made it the harder for ua to give them
up. But death do OD not relent at our
tears and sorrow. In the midst of
life's dire exigencies, we are oaiied
upon to aurrender our co-workers and
friends, and- to make the reat of the
journey in sorrowful loneliness.
Fifty years old 1 But what atlast?
Nothing but this-tho yeera will all
coon be gone. I myself must give way
to those who sro coming after me: I
am but making my way into the eter
nal world. I shall yet Bee the king
face to fsoe. One night last Bummer,
when Dr. Barron was preaching for ua
here at Sumter, he told me a story
about a visit he had msde once to he*r
John Jssper, the negro preacher of
; Richmond, Vs., who bod won a sort
of notoriety by declaring that "The
? ann do move." He said Jasper waa a
j born orator, and greatly gifted in im
agination. On the night referred to
by Barron, Jasper was describing bia
approach to the hesvenly ol ty, and
i?id, "Well,, ole John will git to de
oity at last. I done ase it. I see it
in my sleep an' I see when I wake. I
I come to de big gate, an as it open, I
j look in, sud see de king in Ma beauty.
A angel take me by de han an' want
.to lead me in de gate, but I aay, 'O
no, honey 1 jist let mo stand here an*
look in. But by an*.by, he got me in
de gate, sn* I didn't know wat to
say. A angel fetch me a chair, an'
tay, 'ait down, ole man.' I answered,
'Ono, honey, jist let me atan'here
an' rest.' Den a/pestle come up a* a
ssy, 'como on, Brother Johi., I moa*
take you to see de king. 'O no, no,
I sin' fittin* to Br-.o no Jist Jet
me set here an' rest.' By sn' by a
big angel come to me wid a crown in
his han', sn' say, 'Hold down your
head, John,' sn' I cry out, 'O no;
honey, I ain' fitton to* we ar no crown:
jist lot mo set here an' rest. Iain
fitton to wear no crown 1 I sin' fitton
. to wear no crown 1* "
May I-borrow the old man's words,
I ain't fitton to wear no crown.
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- When a man is spoiling for
fight hf naturally too fresh.
- A practical man is the one who
carnes out the plans of a theorist. .
To Care a Cold la One Day.
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Crimes of tte Corsets.
lathe 400 years tb it have elapsed
sines Catherine de Medioi introduced
corsets into France, oritioism of the
artiole and of tho women weiring it
baa not been looking. Indeed, it was
net long after the death of Catherine
whee a celebrated Frcnoh savant gare
a public lecture i rf his dissecting-room
at the Hotel Bien to demonstrate the
"orimes" cf whloh the cornet was
guilty. These lectures raised mach
discussion at the time, and they per
haps, and not coquetry ?nu the femi
nine love of change, were responsible
for the loose, floating lines of the
Watteau pleat, ora century after
ward for the costumes of the Dirac*
Now another celebrated Frcnoh doc
tor has returned to the charge, but not
content with lecturing and demon
strating the evils of corsets, has gone
BO far as. to form a bill whioh it is his
intention to present to the Chamber,
ind which, la the ease of its becom
ing a law, would most effectually pot
a stop to what this doctor terms "the
crime of womanhood."
Doctor Mareohal is a physician
whose reputation would not lead one
to ac o uso him of mere sensationalism,
yet the charges that he brings against
the corset in his recent lecture are
perhaps more stringent than those ever j
uttered before by any member of the
anti-oorsetbrigade. Dootor Mar?chal!
makes the astonishing assertion and
pretends to back it up by statistics,
that ont of a hundred young women |
who wear corsets only thirty. retain
The law that Doctor Mareohal is en
deavoring to have passed is divided
into three articles. Artiole 1 forbids
any woman under 80 to wear a oorset
' of any description. Any woman oon
! via ted of doing so shill be punished
by three months* imprisonment. If
j the delinquent should he s minor, her
j parents or guardians as well shall he
condemned to pay a fine of from 100
1 to 1,000 francs.
! Artiole 2 permits any woman over
80 to wear any oordefc she wishes.
Artiolo 3 provides for the most rigor
; ons formalities surrounding the man
ufacturing and sale of corsets. Every
one lioensed to sell corsets shall he
obliged to take the name, address and
age of every buyer, and shall be sub
jeot to fine and confiscation of business
in oase of an illegal sale.
Although Dootor Mar?chal asks th??t
legislation shall only take cognisance
of the evils of oorsets at present, he is
by no means to stop there in his de
sire for dross reform. He has a good
deal to say on the subject of high
heels and pointed toca, of tight
gloves and long skirts. In short he
claims that women's dress has canoed
a frightful physical deterioration in
the 'human species. W?ile the cra
nium of the Merovingian woman had a
capacity of 1,383 cobie centimeters,
that of the modern Frcnoh woman hts
a capacity of only 1,337 oubio centi
meters, and this loss, the doctor de
clares, is due to the habit of wearing
As to whether or not a modern
Frenob head weighing only 1,887 eubie
centimeters* is worth more than a|
Merovingim cranium weighing some
what more is a subject on which the
learned dootor dosB not eave to enter.
Ho is convinoed that oorsets, hats,
veils and vari?me other items of the
feminine wardrobe are bad, and hsB
como to the oonolnsion that if women
will not be persuaded to disoard them
they should be foroed to do so.-New
- - . ?, (
Bow Gates Fooled the Beggar.
They are telling a story on John W.
Gatea. It is that the other night he
had eluded the swarm of beggars that
hover around the Holland House, the
Waldorf-Astoria, Delmonico* s and
Sherry's. Later he was accosted by a
particularly insolent beggar, sc very
daring and aggressive that ho promised
to be interesting. Mr. Gates dug
down into his pocket, jingled some
coins and pulled out a quarter. This
he gave to the beggar.
"You're a nico one, you are," said
the mendicant. "You'd spend that
many dollars for ? luncheon, and yes
give a man in hard luok that ohioken
"Exouse me," said Mr. Gates.
"Give me that baok." Ha reached
into his pocket as if to draw ont a
larger coin, and the beggar expectant
ly handed back the quarter.
Mr. Gates put it in his pocket, re
marking that it would be useful for a
tip and Walked into the lobby of the
According to the story the beggar
now takes his hat off every time he
sees Mr. Gates. Incidentally Mr.
Gates denies the story. But it is one
of those that are going the rounds in
happy Wall Street.-New York Times.
Stops the Conon and Works off the
Laxative Bremo Quinine Tablets eura
a cold in one day. No oure, No Pay..
Price 25 cents.
- I^e who steals a woman's purse
gets away with a lot of samples and
- A married man is apt to get mad
1 he finds eui that his wife isn't
worrying about him.
Chart? B. Rotos. C S. A. ?
Oharies Broadway Bouts, for many I
years a picturesque figure in tho mer- i
can tile world and also wall known on i
account of his pabilo gifts, died at i
balf-paat 6 o'olook yesterday morniog, ?
?t his homo, No. 632 5th avenue. Hie <
loath is attributed to pneumonia? Ho >
ras taken ill last Sunday Afternoon ?
wiih chills, whioh speedily were fol
lowed by an attack of the fatal malady, i
His nemo was originally plain *
Charles Roust. The name Broadway
he added because in the principal 1
thoroughfare of New Tork he had won
Fortune. He was born in Woodbury,
Frederick County, Maryland, in 1886,
and attended sohool at Winohoster,
Va. As a sohoolboy he had sold no
tions in the streets in Winchester and
it waa there ho found employment as
a olerk in the store of Peter Sensony,
the principal merohant, at a salary of
$1 a week. Ho was then 15 years of
age. In the oourse of three years he
had accumulated a oapital of $500,
with whioh he went into business on
his own account. Ho was, at the age
of 25, the wealthiest merohant in
Winchester, for he had 160,000 in
He joined the Confederate army at
the outbreak of the war, and when the
struggle closed he was practically pen
niless, having given his money in aid
of the Southern cause. He oame to
this city, obtained employment as a
olerk, saved his money and eventually
entered business on his own scoount.
He rapidly accumulated money and a
few years ago built a twelve-story
building at Nos. 549 to 555 Broadway,
in whioh he did alargo trade.
His business WSB principally in so
called job lots. He supplied bargain
counters, travelling merchants, five
and ten-09nt stores and such estab
lishments. He kept no accounts, ex
cept the record?- of what he sent to
out-of-town customers, from whom he
expected payment within a week aftei
the goods were sent. All in the citj
paid cash. He paid his olerks evorj
night. It was a saying cf his thal
few men Were worth more than $11
day and many of his employees wer?
paid on that soale. If one of hi
olerks was unable to work on aocouo
of too free indulgenoe in tho flowinj
bowl he made him sleep in the stir
for several nights thereafter.
It is estimated that Mr. Roues ha?
accumulated a fortune of $10,000,00(1
yet he was as indefatigable in busines
as he was when a olerk. He arose a
5 o'olook in the morning, took a driv
through the park and was generally i
his place of business at 6 o'olook. H
remained there until 7 o'olook i
night. Pleasures he had none, at
cording to his own story, except om
and that was standing on the baok <
a street oar and throwing pennies t
the newsboys. The police requests
him to desist from this pastime.
He was always a true friend to hi
old comrades in arms. One of the
came to this oity to buy goods sever
years ago and when the merebai
learned who he was he deolined i
accept payment for a purohase of se
oral hundred dollars. The buyer d
olined to accept them as a gift ai
after as muoh negotiation as thouf
Mr. Bouse were driving a bargain tl
old comrade agreed to take the me
ohandise at cost. When the count!
merohant returned home he receiv<
with his goods a handsome toa sc
In the teapot was a package contai
ing the money he had paid for tl
Mr. Bouss gave the sum of $10C
OOO with whioh to erecb in Biohmon
Va., a memorial chapel to those wi
sacrificed their lives for the Lc
Cause. He gave $35,000 to found
art scholarship for the University
Virginia. The town of Winches)
received several largo'benefactions
his hands. He gave funds to t
merchants when a part of the toi
waa destroyed by fire. He gave Wi
chester water works, at a cost of $3
000, and a town hall. To the oity
New York he gave the Washingt
and Lafayette statue and in Mou
Hope Cemetery be erected a mor
mont to the memory of Confeden
One of the greatest sorrows io 1
life was the death of his son, C.
B. Bouss, io 1891. Ten years ago 1
ye eight of Mr.? Rou s 8 began to fail
nd for tho last six years he had been
?lind. He offered a reward of one
Billion dollars to any man who wonld
ettore bia eight. Ho submitted to
overal experimenta and finally hired
> substituto, named Martin, who was
ira?arfy afflicted. Martin underwent
nany ordeals. Nothing was found,
towever, whioh waa of any avail.
Mr. Bones bnilt at Winchester a
iplendid mausoleum, where members
?f bia family are resting. His body
rill be taken there to-night and the
dtivena of the town will give it a pub
ic funeral. Mr. Rouse left two chil
Iren, his daughter, Mrs. David Lee,
tho lives at the 5th avenue house,
ind,Pe ter Winohester Rouse, his son,
tho resides in the Borough of Brook
lyn.-New York Herald.
Family Tea Gardens. I
It is the result of several years of
sxperionoe in tea culture at Summer
ville and Pinehurst, whioh has proven
most conclusively that tea may be
produced in the United States in two
ways-by families in their kitohon
gardens, or on a commercial soale,
after the manner followed by the
British East Indian toa establish
ments. These beginnings of an im
portant industry have demonstrated
that the yield of tea per aore is the
equal of the average Oriental produc
tion, and oan be marketed at a fair
profit. It baa been shown that a good
grade of tea oan be grown ^od put on
the market in bulk at a oost not ex
ceeding 15 cents per pound. Under
ordinary conditions an tore will yield
400 pounds of salable tea, whioh, at 15
oents per pound, makes the expense
of growing, pioking, drying, curing
and paoking 60 oents per aore.
Tea plants are shown growing upon
the Exposition grounds at South Caro
lina, and the various prooesses practi
cally illustrated for the benefit of
visitors, making an exhibit of excep
tional value, as it opena a new field to
industry and oapltal, supplying an
easy and healthy livelihood to thous
ands, and giving value to immense
tracts of what is now waste land.
This tea sella in bulk at 30 cents a
pound, therefore the profit on this
; basia is 100 per eent.
The American Tea Growing Com
pany has been established for con
ducting tea oulture on a large soale
near Charleston and has 7,000 aoros of
land at Rantowles, with 700,000 young
plants in the nursery ready to be
transplanted. A thousand acres of
tea will soon be under cultivation with
the best prospeots, as the industry has
been oarried well beyond an experi
mental stage. The national import
ance of this new industry in the
awakening South oan be appreciated
by oonaidering that the importations
of tea by the United States during
1900 amounted to nearly eighty-five
million pounds, or more than a pound
for every person iu the land.-Frank
Leslie's Popular Monthly.
Settling an Interesting Question.
"Say, Jim," inquired an old darkey
j ont in Chelsea, of his son, who ia a
muoh-lssrned sohool youth, "which
travels de fastes', heat or ooi'nesB?" 1
"I hadn't give de DUD j co' muon ov
ma attention," wea the reply, "but I'd i
nwoherly think thet col' ud trsvel de
fastest on de 'oount cv it bein' PO pen
"Yo* sohool 1'arnin' didn' clo youno
geod here, Jim," said the oldman with
a patronising air; "Heat it travels er
heap faster den ooi' do. You just tsk'
dat fer afao'."
"How do yo' reokon dat out?"
"Jes diserway: Yo' didn't never
hear of nobody ketohingheat, did yo'?
But shore's yo' bo'n, chile, dey ken
ketch col' mitey easy."
Bloating after eating, indigestion,
flatulence or water brash, may be
?uiokly corrected through the use of
'riokly Ash Bitters. It strengthens
digestion, cleanses and regulates -tho
bowels. Evans Pharmacy.
- "I suppose your wife always has
the last word?" said the impertinent
relation. "Not always," answered
Mr. Meekton. "But she always has
the last ono that is spoken aloud."
- Consistency is often but another
name for contrariness.
The treatment of Catarrh with antiseptic and f?BBKp'aiBL
astringent washes, lotions, salves, medicated tobacco <$SSp*
and cigarettes or any external or local application, is ^>V&$$&'&JL
jtist as senseless as would be kindling a fire on top of "7^L\^aL^S^t
the pot to make it boil. True, these give temporary Ssm
relief, but the cavities and passages of the head and the
bronchial tubes soon fill up again with mucus. BOB H
* Taking cold is the first step towards Catarrh, for it %B W
checks perspiration, and the poisonous acids and w5 '. W
vapors whicn should pass off through the skin, are ^^xy^^fl^^S..
thrown back upon the niucoua membrane or inner skin, ?^?r^Hull^S^s^^
producing inflammation and excessive flow of mucus, 'wMi* '
much Of which is absorbed into the blood, and through the circulation
reaches every part of the system, involving the Sto** "ich, Kidneys and other
parts of the body. When the disease assumes Jie dry form, the breath
becomes exceedingly foul, blinding headaches are frequent, the eyes red,
nearing affected and a constant ringing in the ears. Ko remedy that does
not reach the polluted blood can cure Catarrh. S. S. S. expels from the
\0-m i circulation all offensive matter, and when rich, pure
IO! blood is again coursing- through the body the
Vjs* mucous membranes become healtuy and the skin
|S?^J fc^^/ fc*^/ active, all the disagreeable, painful symptoms disap
*>mm*^ pear, and a permanent:, thorough cure is effected.
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Largest Manufacturers of
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We are in position to furnish all classes of
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ion, Farmers !
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Come quick and secure some of them before they are
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