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THE OPEN WIM)OWS.
A SERMON OF CHRISTAIN CHEERFUL
NESS AND ENCOURAGEMENT.
Rev. 1r. Taimage oil )anIers nvotions
Before the Window thit Faced His Ni
five Jerusaem-The Battle with Sin and
NEW yORK. Sept .-In his sermon
for today Rev. Dr. Talmage has chos
en a theme overflowing with Chris
tian cheerfulness and encouragement.
The subject is "Open Windows," and
the text selected was Daniel vi, 10,
"His windows being open in his
chamber toward Jerusalem."
The scoundrelly princes of Persia,
urged by political jealousy against
Daniel have succeeded in getting a
law passed that whosever prays to God
shall be put under the paws and teeth
of the lions, who are lashing them
selves in rage and hunger up and
down the stone cage, or putting their
lower jaws on the ground, bellowing
till the earth trembles. But the leon
ine threat did not hinder the devotions
of Daniel, the Coeur de Lion of ages.
His enemies might as well have a law
that the sun should not draw water,
or that the south wind should not
sweep across a garden of maonolias,
or that God should be abolishe. They
could not scare him with the redhot
furnaces, and they cannot now scare
him with the lions. As soon as Dan
iel hears of this enactment he leaves
his office of secretary of state, with its
upholstery of crimson and gold, and
comes down the white marble steps
and goes to his own house. He opens
his window and puts the shutters back
and pulls the curtain aside so that he
can look toward the sacred city of
Jerusalem, and then prays.
I suppose the people in the street
gathered under and before his window
and said: "Just see that man defying
the law. He ought to be arrested."
And the constabulary of the city rush
to the police headquarters and report
that Daniel is on his knees at the wfde
open window. "You are my prisou
er," says the officer of the law, drop
ping a heavy hand on the shoulder of
the kneelino Daniel. As the consta
bles open e door of the cavern to
thrust in their prisoner they see the
glarin eyes of the monsters. But
Dani becomes the first lion tamer,
and they lick his hand and fawn at
his feet, and that night he sleeps with
the shaggy mane of a wild beast for
his pillow, while the king that night,
sleepless in the palace, as on 'him
the paw and teeth of a lion he cannot
tame-the lion of a remorseless con
What a picture it would be for some
artist! Darious, in the early dusk of
morning, not waiting for footman or
chariot, hastening to the den, all
flushed and nervous and in dishabille
and looking through the crevices of
the cage to see what had become of
his prime minister! "What, .;o
sound?" he says. "'Daniel is surely
devoured, and the lions are sleeping
after their horrid meal, the bones of
the poor man scattered across the floor
ofthe cavern." With tremblinor voice
Darius calls out, "Daniel!" aP7o an
swer, for the prophet is yet in pro
found slumber. But a lion, more
easily awakened, advances, and with
hot breath blown through the crevice
seems angrily to demand the cause of
this interruption, and then another
'wild beast lif'ts his mane from under
Daniet's head, and the prophet, wak
in u, comes forth to report himself
allfunhurt and well.
But our text stands us at Daniel's
window,open toward Jerusalem. Why
in that direction open? Jerusalem was
his native land and all the pomp of
his Babylonish successes could -not
make him forget it. He came there
from Jerusalem at 18 years of age and
he never visited it, thouo'h he lived to
be 85 years of age. 'Tet, when he
wanted to arouse the deepest emotions
and grandest aspirations of his heart,
he had his window open toward his
native Jerusalem. There are many of
you today who understand that with
out any exposition. This is getting to
be a nation of foreigners. -They have
come into all occupations, and profes
sibns. They sit in all churches. It
rafbe 20 years ago since you got
your naturalization papers and you
may be thoroughly Amnericanized, but
you can't forget the land of your birth
and your warmest sympathies go out
toward it. Your windows are open to
Jerusalem. Your father and mother
are buried there. It may have been a
very humble home in which you were
born, but your memory often plays
around it and you hop some day to
go and see it-the hl, the tree, the
brook, the house, the place so sacred,
the door from which you started off
with parental blessing- to make your
own way in the world, and God only
knows how sometimes you have
longed to see the familiar places of
your childhood and how in awful
crises oflie you would like to have
caught a glimpse of the old, wrinkled
face that bent over you as you lay on
the gentle lap 20 or 40 or 50 years ago.
You may have on this side of the sea
risen in fortune, and, like Daniel,
have become great and may have
come into prosperities which you
never could have reached if you had
staid there, and you may have many
windows to your house-bay windows
and skylight windows and windows of
conservatory and windows on all sides
-but you have at least one window
open toward Jerusalem.
When the foreign. steamer comes to
the wharf you see the long line of
sailors, with shouldered mailbags,
coming down thie plnks, carrying as
many letters as you might suppose to
be enough for a year's correspondence
and this repeated again and aoain
during the week. Multitudes of tem
are letters from home and at all the
postoffices of the land people will go
to the window and anxiously ask for
them, hundreds of thousands of per
sons finding that window of foreign
mail the open window towa~ddJeru
salem. Messges thatfv -. "Wen
~m to see us?
Brothter has 0-one into the armyj. Sis
ter is dead. -ather and mother are
getting very feeble. We are having a
great struggle to get on here. Would
you advise us to come to you, or will
youco me to us? All join in love and
hptomeet you, if not in this world
then in a better. Goodby."
Yes, yes. In all these cities and
amid the flowering western prairies
and on the slopes of the Pacific and
amid the Sierras and on the banks of
the lagoon and on the ranches of Tex
as there is an uncounted multitude
who, this hour, stand and sit and
knee with their windows open to
ward Jerusalem. Some of these peo
ple played on the heather of the Scot
tish hills. Some of them were driven
out by Irish famine. Some of them,
in early life, drilled in the German
army. Some of them were accustomed
at Lyons or Mareilles or Paris to see
on the .street Victor Eiuaoand Gain
betta. i.Some - chased the chamois
among the Alpine precipices. Some
plucked the ripe clusters from Italian
vineyard. Some lifted their faces uin
der the midnight sun of Norway. It
is no dishonor to our land that they
remember the place of their nativity.
Miscreants would they be if, while
they have some of their windows open
to take in the free air of America and
no kingly deposit has ever breathed,
they forgot sometimes to open the
window toward Jerusalem.
No wonder that the son of the Swiss
when far away from home, hearing
the national air of his country sung,
the malady of homesickness comes on
him so powerfully as to cause his
death. You have the example of he
roic Daniel of my text for keeping
early memories fresh. Forget not the
old folks at home. Write often, and,
if you have surplus of means and they
are poor, make practical contribution
and rejoice that America is bound to
all the world by ties of sanguinity as
in no other nation. Who can doubt
but it is appointed for the-evangeliza
tion of other lands? What a stirring.
melting, gospelizing theory that all
the doors of other nations are open to
ward us, while our windows are open
But Daniel, in the text, kept this
porthole of his domestic fortress un
clbsod because Jerusalem was the cap
ital of sacred influences. There had
smoked the sacrifice. There was the
holy of holies. There was the ark of
the covenant. There stood the temple.
We are all tempted to keep our win
dows open on the opposite side, to
ward the world, that we may see and
hear and appropriate its advantages.
What does the world say? What does
the world think? What does the world
do? Worshippers of the world in
stead of worshippers of God. Win
dows open toward Babylon. Win
dows open toward Corinth. Windows
open toward Athens. Windows open
toward Sodom. Windows open to
ward the flats, instead of windows
open toward the hills. Sad mistake,
for this world - as a god is like some
thing I saw in the museum of Stras
burg, Germany-the figure of a virgin
in wood and iron. The victim in old
en time was brought there, and this
figure would open its arms to receive
him, and, once enfolded, the figure
closed with a hundred knives and lan
ces upon him, and then let him drop
180 feet sheer down. So the world
first embraces its idolaters, then closes
upon them with many tortures, and
then lets them drop forever down.
The highest hionor the world could
confer was to make a man Roman em
peror, but out of 63 emperors, it al
lowed only six to die peacefully in
The dominion of this world over
multitudes is illustrated by the namse
of coins of many countries. They
have their pieces of money which they
call sovereigns and half sovereigns,
crowns and half crowns, Napoleons
and half Napoleons, Fredericks and
double Fredericks and ducats and Isa
bellinos, all of which names mean not
so much usefulness as dominion. The
most of our windows open toward the
exchange, toward the saloon of fash
ion, toward the god of this world. In
olden times the length of the English
yard was fixed by the length of the
arm of King Henry I, and we are apt
to measure things by a variable stand
ard and by the human arm that in the
great crises of lifecan give us no help.
We need, like Daniel, to open our
windows toward God and religion.
But, mark you, that good lion tam
er is not standing at the window, but
kneeling, while he looks out. Most
photographs are taken of those in
standing or sitting posture. I now
remember but one picture of a man
kneeling, and that was David Living
stone, who in the cause of God and
civilization sacrificed himself, and in
the heart of Africa his servant, Maj
war-a, found him in the tent by the
light of a candle, stuck on the top of a
box, his head in his hands upon the
pilows and dead on his knees. But
hrisa geat lion tamer, livish un
der the dash of the light, and his hair
disheveled of the breeze, praying.
The fact is that a man can see farther
on knees than standing on tiptoe.
Jerusalem was about 550 statute miles
from Babylon, and the vast Arabian
desert shifted its sands between them.
Yet through that open window Daniel
saw Jerusalem, saw all between it,
saw beyond, saw time, saw eternityv,
saw earth and saw heaven. Would
you like to see the way through your
sins to pardon, through your troubles
to comfort, through temptation to
rescue, through dire sickdess to im
mortal health, through night to day,
through things terrestrial to things
celestial, you will not see them till
you take Daniel's posture. No cap of
bone to the joints of the fingers, no
cap of bone to the joints of the elbow,
but cap of bone to the knees, made so
because the God of the body was the
-God of the soul, and especial provision
for those who want to pray, and phy
siological structure joins with- spirit
ual necessity in bidding us pray and
pray and pray.
In olden time the Earl of WVest
moreland said he had no need to pray
because he had enough pious tenants
on his estate to pray for him, but all
the pr-ayers of the church universal
amount to nothing unless,like Daniel,
we pray for ourselves. O men and
women, bounded on one side by Shad
rach's redhot furnace and the other
side by devouring lions, learn the se
cret of courage and deliverance by
looking at that Babylonish window
open toward the southwest!'0"h,"
you .say, "that is the direction of the
Arabian desert !" Yes, but on the
other side of the desert is God, is
Christ, is Jerusalem, is heaven.
The brussels lace is superior to all
other lace, so beautiful, so multiform,
so expensive-400 francs a round.
All the world seeks it. Do you know
how it is made? The spinning is done
in a dark room, the only light admit
ted through a small aperture and that
light falling directly on the pattern.
And the finest specimens of christian
character I have ever seen or ever ex
pect to see are those to be found in
liyes all of whose windows have been
darkened by bereavement and misfor
tune save one, but under that one
window of prayer the interlacing of
divine workmanship went on until it
was fit to deck a throne, a celestial
embroidery which angelsadmired and
IBit, es a'nother Jerusalem toward
which we now need to open our win
dows. The exiled evangelist of Ephe
sus saw it one day as the surf of the
Icarian sea foamed and splashed over
the bowlders at his feet, and his vision
reminded me of a wedding day when
the bride by sister and maid was hay
ing o-arlands twisted for her hair and
jewe~s strung for her neck just befor-e
she puts her betrothed hand into the
hand of her affianced.- "I, John, saw
the holy city, New Jerusalem, 'com
ing down from God out of heaven
p repared as a bride adorned for her
husband. Toward that bridal Jeru
salem are our windows opened?
We would do well to think more of
heaven. It is not a mere annex of
earth. It is not a desolate outpost.
As Jerusalem was the capital of Ju
dea, and Babylon the capital of the
Babylonian monarchy, and London is
the capital of Great Britain, and
Washington is the capital of our own
republic, the New Jerusalem is the
capital of the universe. The King
lives there,and the royal family of the
redeemed have their palaces there,
and there is a congress of many na
tions and the parliament of all
the world. Yea, as Daniel had kind
red in Jerusalem of whom he often
thought, though he left home when a
very young man perhaps father mother
and brothers and sisters still living, and
was homesick to see them, and they
ty, Daniel himself having royal blood
in his - eins, so we have in the New
Jerusalem a gr'eat many kindred, and
we are sometimes homesick to see
them. and they are all p:inces and
princesses, in ihem the blood imperial,
and we do well to keep our windows
open toward their eternal residence.
It is a joy for usto believe that while
we are interested in them they are in
terested in us. Much thought'of heav
en makes one heavenly. The airs that
blow through that open window are
charged with life and sweep up to us
aromas from gardens that never wither,
under skies that never cloud, in a
springtide that never terminates. Com
pared with it all other heavens are dead
Homer's heaven was an elvsiuin
which he describes as a plain at the
end of the earth or beneath, with no
snow nor rainfall, and the sun uever
goes down, and Rhadamanthus, the
justest of men, rules. Hesiod's heaven
is what he calls the islands of the
blessed, in the midst of the ocean,
three times a year blooming with most
exquisite flowers, and the air is tinted
with purple, while games and music
and horse races occupy the time. The
Scandinavian's heaven was the hail of
Walhalla. where the god Odin gave un
ending wine suppers to earthly heroes
and heroines. The Mohammedan's
heaven passes its disciples in over the
bridge Al-Sirat, which is finer than a
hair and sharper than a sword, and
then they are let loose into a riot of
The American aborigines look for
ward to a heaven of illimitable hunt
ing ground, partridge and deer and
wild duck more than nlentiful, and
the hounds never off the scent, and
guns never missing fire. But the geo
grapher has followed the earth round
and found no Homer's elysium. Voy
agers have traversed the deep in all
directions and found no Hesiod's is
lands, of the blessed. The Mohammed
an's celestial debauchery and the In
dian's eternal hunting ground for vast
multitudes have no charm. But here
rolls in the Bible heaven. No more
sea-that is, no wide separation. No
more night-that is, no insomnia. No
more tears-that is, no heartbreak. No
more pain-that is, no dismissal of
lancet and bitter draft and miasma and
banishment of neuralgias and catalep
sies and consumptions. All colors in
the wall except gloomy black; all
the music in the major key, because
celebrative and jubilant. River
crystalline, gate crystalline and
skies crystalline, because everything
is clear and witho ut doubt. White
robes, and that means sinlessness.
Vials full of odors, and that means
pure regalement of the senses. Rain
bow, and that means the storm is over.
Marriage supper and that means glad
dest festivity. Twelve manner of
fruits. and that means luscious and
unending variety. Harp, trumpet,
orrand march, anthem, amen and hal
ieluiah in the same orchestra. Cho
ral meeting solo and overture meeting
antiphon, and strophe joining dithy
ramb. as they roll into the ocean of
doxologies. And you and I may have
all that and have it forever through
Christ if we will let him, with the
blood of one wounded hand, rub out
our sin and with the other wounded
hand swing open the shining portals.
Day and night keep your window
open toward that Jerusalem. Sing
about it. Prav about it. Think about
it. Talk about it. Dream about it.
Do not be inconsolable about your
friends who have gone into it. Do not
worry if something in your heart in
dicates that you are not far off from
its ecstacies. Do not think that when
a Christian dies he stops, for he goes
An ingenuous man has taken the
heavenly furlongs as mentioned in
Revelation and has calculated that
there will be in heaven 100 rooms 16
feet square for each ascending soul,
though this world should lose 100,000,
000 yearly. But all the rooms of
heaven will be ours, for they are fam
ily rooms, and as no room in your
house is too good for your children so
all the rooms of all the palaces of the
heavenly Jerusalem will be free to
God's children, and even the throne
room will not be denied, and you may
run up the steps of the throne and put
your hand on the side of the throne
and sit down beside the King accord
ing to the promise, "To him that over-|
cometh will I grant to sit with me in
TBut you cannot go in except as con
querors. Many years ago the Turks
and Christians were in battle, and the
Christians were defeated, and with
their commander Stephen flied toward
a fortress where the mother of this
commander was staying. When she
saw her son and his army in disgrace
ful retreat, she had the gates of tne
fortress rolled shut, and then from the
top of the. battlement cried out to
her son, "You cannot enter here
except as conqueror'!" Then Steph
en rallied his forces and re
sumed the battle and gained the
day, 20,000 driving back 200, 000. For
those who are defeated in battle with
sin and death and hell, nothing but
shame and contempt, but for those
who gain the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ the gates of the
New Jerusalem will hoist, and there
shall be an abundant entrance into the
everlasting kingdom of our Lord, to
ward which you do well to keep your
Democratic Division Inevitable.
KA~s&s Crry, Sept. 7.-Ex-Con
gressmai Bland was here yesterday.
He was asked: "In case the national
convention should refuse to adopt the
free silver platform, what would be
'-There would be a division between
the Eastern and Western Democracy.
It is, it seems to me, inevitable, any
way. The party is not harmonioas.
'War issues, the tarif f and other things
have kept the party together hereto
fore, but they are being lost sight of.
The only thing the free silver Demo
crats can do now is to keep organizing.
L~ern4hflhtg bnother b-md issue
before long, it woul i~e a great ef
fect. It was the issue of thiLi 6,
000,000 that set the people to thinking.s
The Eastern capitalists know this and
will try to prevent another issue."
"Is not a compromise possible?"
"They tried it in Kentucky. They
put up a free silver candidate there
ona gold standard platform. What is
the result? 'Why, they are in worse
shape than they were before the eon
Suicided on His Wife's Grave.
CHArPIAN, Kas., Sept. 9.-John
Crowley, an old resident, disappeared
last Wednesday, and was searched for
in vain. At 10 o'clock today he was
found dead at the foot of his wife's
g rave in the Catholic cemetery, where
he had committed suicide. ~Worms
had eaten his face and body so that
he was unrecognizable, except by his
clothing. His wife, who died some
time ago, had been mourned deeply by
the suicide, and lately he had been
Wiped Out by Storm.
O-rnwa, Kas, Sept. 9.-Gridley. a
town of 400 people, on the Santa Fe
road, five miles Southwest of here,
suff'ered the total destruction of many
of its best buildings by. last night's
stornt, while hardly a structure in the
place escaped injury. It is believed no
one was seriously hurt. The pecuni
THE STATE CONVENTION.
cONTINUED FROM PAE ONE.
bers of the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives every four years. Each
county shall have one Senator except
Charleston, which shall have two as
now provided for.
Perhaps the most startling innova
tion is contained in the following two
Section 12. No person shall be eligi
ble to, or take or retain a seat in the
House of Representatives, unless he
is a white man, who hath attained the
age of twenty-one years, hath been a
citizen and a resident of this State
three ;ears preceeding the day of elec
tion, and hath been for the 'last six
months of this time. and shall con
tinue to be a resident of the county
which lie is to represent.
Section.13 Yo person shall be eligi
bleto or take or retain a seatin the Sen
ate. unless he is a white man, who
hath attained the age of twenty-five
years. hath been a citizen and resident
of this State five years next preceding
day of election, and hath been for the
last six months of this time, and shall
continue to be, a resident of the coun
ty which he is to represent.
Section 14. Senators and merabers
of the House of Representatives shall
be chosen at a general election on the
first Tuesday of November in the year
Anno Domini 1896, and on the same
day in every fourth year thereafter.
in such manner and for such terms of
office as are herein directed. They
shall meet on the second Tuesday in
January bi-annually, at Columbia,
(which shall remain the seat of gov
ernment until otherwise determined
by the concurrence of two-thirds of
both branches of the whole represen
tation,) unless the casualties of war or
contagious disorders shall render it
unsafe to meet there; in either of
which cases, the Governor or Com
mander in Chief, for the time being,
may, by proclamation, appoint a more
secure and convenient place of meet
Section. 25. The members of the
General Assembly who shall meet
under this Constitution, shall be en
titled to receive out of the public
treasury for their expenses during
their attendance on, going to, and re
turning from the General Assembly,
five dollars for each day's attendance,
and twenty cents for every mile of the
ordinary route to travel between the
residence of the member and the capi
tal or other place of sitting of the
General Assembly, both going and re
turning- and the same may be in
creased or diminished by law if cir
cumstances shall require; but no al
teration shall be made to take effect
during the existence of the General
Assembly which shall make such al
Article II and Section Two provides:
The Governor shall be elected at the
same time and by the electors duly
oualified to vote for members of the
Aouse of Representatives, and shall
hold his office for four years, and un
til his successor shall be chosen and
The Supreme Court, according to
this instrument, must consist of a
Chief Justice and three Associate Jus
tices, to be elected by the people and
who shall hold their office durinm -ood
behavior. They must meet at' Teast
once a year at the seat of government
and as many times at other places as
may be determined on by the Legisla
ture. In case judges are di fulfed
from hearing any cause, the Governor
shall appoint men "learned in the
law" to take their places. Circuit
Jud tes shall also be elected by the
people. There shall be Common Pleas
and General Sessions Courts, Probate
Courts and others that the Legislature
An educational qualification is pro
vided for the right of suffrage, the ed
ucation required being the ability of
the voter to read and write the Eng
These are some of the chief features
of a document that will no doubt
cause a great deal of debate when it
properly comes before the convention.
Col. Aldrich asked that it be~printed
and laid on the desks of members.
After some debate the convention de
clined to have the document printed,
and it was referred to the proper com
Early in the proceedings Tom Miller
had given notice that the seats of the
Williamsburg delegation would be
contested by the Republican candi
dates. He asked that the chair aip
point a special committee to hear the
Mr. Gillard moved to table the
whole business, but before it was put
Miller withdrew his motion on a sug
gestion from the Chair, who referred
the matter to the committee on suf
The convention then began the re
ception of various resolutions proposed
by members, which were read for the
first time by members and referred to
Senator B.- R. Tillmnan introduced
a resolution for the formation of a ne w
county. to be called "Mart Gary"
County, out of portions of Edgetield
and A bbeville counties.
Mr. Geo. D. Tillman introduced a
resolution for the formation of "Salu
da" county out of a portion of Edge
field. This is the same plan that has
been before Legislatures for upwards
of forty years.
Mr. Dudley introduced a resolution
that divorce from the bond of matri
mony is prohibited.
Mr. Sull ivan introduced aresolutioni
forbidding the consolidition of rail
roads in this State.
Mr.- Gray introduced a resolution
providing for a board of pardons. It
provides that no pardon sliall be grant
ed by the Governor except uponi the
recommendation in writing of the
Lieutenant Governor, Secretar-y of
State, Attorney General and Super-in
tendent of the penitentiary, or any
three of them after full hearing, upon
due public notice and in open session.
Mr. Sullivan of fered a resolution that
the General Assembly may tax in
gomes provided that no income shall
be staxed wvhen the property from
whic'idhe income is derived is taxed.
Resolf~ions were introduced also in
reference i? the homestead law, pro
hIbiting towm aiding corporations, the
State credit, grating of charters, pro
hibiting lotteries -and some others of
minor importance. - The convention
then adjourned for the. duy.
FRIDAY. sEPTEMER 13.
The greater portion of 4,he day was
devoted to the consideration of the
rules of the convention. The mami
fight was upon the question whether
all papers introduced shiould'e print
ed, or only such papers as should be
reported favorably by some commlittee.
The Convention decided to print every
Miller of Beaufort tried to ~et in a
rule rquiring the Convention ~to sub
mit the Constitution to a vote. of the
people, on the second Tucsday jn Jan
ary, 18%). The president rued that
such1 a resolution should be considered
s a separate act of the Convenltion;
mid it was refer-red to its proper com
Mr. W. C. Smith of Pickens intro
luced an ordinance for bidding the
ranting of scholarships or any spe
ial privileges to students in any Stt
U E THOU M1Y PILOT.
Be Thou my pilot in this troub!ed sea;
No other hand can guide a bark
&s this that bear, my soirit back to Thee- 0
Celectial Eelinsman! gu'de itthrough the
&nd as the twered llght upon the sh3re, 1
Is to the wandering marioer at sea,
With the home the harbor that his hopes 6
My father and my guide be Thou to me. b
Be thou the mouth toward which my com
&nd when at last the stormy voyage ends, i
May Heaven be the calm atd welcome
UY W. J. HENDERSON. P
The professor dropped the letter d
which he had just read for the sixth
time. He rose with nervous energy
and went to the window.
He gazed into the street and saw
children. children, children-every
where children-laughing, running t
skipping and generally disporting
themselves with the amiable idiocy s
"What on earth shall I do with
itf' muttered the professor, drum- t
ming on the window with his eye- .
glasses. "What put it into my sis- t
ter's head that I would be the best
person in the world to take care of
her child ? Why didn't her husband t
outlive her? Why did she die? n
The whole thing has been simply a
plan to break up my-hem I I don't
mean that! I suppose poor Jane
would have lived if she could.
"But what am I to do with a three- r
year-old child in my bachelor quar
ters? I don't know, I'm sure. If
Mottsboro were a big city perhaps it
wouldn't be so bad. But in a mis
erable little village like this, where
everyone's business is known to
everyone else. I shall be driven mad,
I know I shall."
As he stood gazing out of the win
dow across the green stretch of level
green lawn and over the snowy pick
ets of the well kept fence he became
aware of a face at the window of the
"Oh. mercy:" exclaimed the pro- i
fessor. half aloud, "what will she
think? I nver spoke to her but
once, and that was at Mrs. Barbey's
lawn party, where I was introduced
to her. Then she said it was a pretty
sight, and I answered 'Yes, it looks
"I couldn't help it. She was so
beautiful, and I was so-so-so
It is quite true. Ever since Prof.
Arthur Brewster, instructor in math
ematicssnd astronomy at the Motts
boro high academy, had been pre
sented to Miss Mabel Riker he had
never dared to speak to her again.
She had passed him on the street
often and had always greeted him
with a pleasant smile and a bow, but
he never. dared to do more than lift
his hat awkwardly and hasten on,
He would have given a month's
salary to find courage to say some
ting, and a year's for the audacity
to join her in her walk. But he real
ized that courage was not a purchasa
She saw him at the window and
smiled, whereupon he retired into the
room with great celerity.
Her smile always frightened him.
It always made him feel as if his heart
had jumped out of place.
He had nearly recovered from his
alarm when the aged woman who
acted as housekeeper, cook and gen
eral servant in his small cottage
knocked at the door and on entering
".There's a man here wid a child"
"Oh, Lord, it's come," said the
professor, the perspiration starting out
on his brow.
He went down into the sitting
room and there he found the express
messenger. The professor did not
dare to take his eyes off the man lest
they should fall on the queer bundled
up object on the sofa.
"Professor," said the messenger,
"here's the kid, safe and sound.
Brought 'er all tho way myself. She's
a jim dandy, she is. Her trunk is in
the wagon. Wot'll I do with it?"
"Bring it in and put it in the small
While the man vixas out of the
room the professor walked to the e
empty fireplace and stood gazing into
it, painfully aware that his very
movement was solemnly observed by
two coal black eyes. C
He could not have told how he
knew they were black, but he was
morally certatn of it. C
The mnan returned with the trunk
and deposited in the small room be
side a brand new iron bedstead.
"That's all 0. K., professor," saidd
the man, pocketing certain bills. "I I
hope you'll like the kid, for she's a C
*A strange intonation in the man's
v'oice caused the professor to tremble. ~
There was a dismal silence for sev-.
eral minutes and then a high pitchedt
treble voice said:
"Is you my Uncle Art'ur?"
The~ professor started, turned and b
ound the eyes looking up at him. s
There was no mistake; they werez
as black as a crow's wing. So was the
bair that hung in tangles around the t
The lips were red enough and the YI
.eeth white enough, but those eyes
sere dreadful. 1
"I am your uncle. Mary," lie said, 0
"Mamma said you'd be dood to me.
Iamma's dead ."
There was a queer monotonous ~
athos in the speech. The professor a
'elt a new emotion. He did not
~now what it was, but it made him s
end down and lay his hand gently F
m the child's head as he said.
"I'll be good to you, Mary."
"Den take otY' my lings."t
This was more than the professor t
1ad bargained for, so he called the old lP
voan. But the child refused to be ,
ouched by her.s
"Do 'way," she said, with a most q
nalignant expression; "do 'way.
Vants Uncle Art'ur to be dood to me. 0
on't want ole womnans. I scratch ole c
The professor was fain to make anc
ttempt to take oilf the "fings" He P
;truge led bravely and got the p~oint of ~
tpir in his finger, which drew from
iim a rude exclamation. i
'Pin 'tick ?". gravely inquired Mary.
"It did," as gravely answered the h
'Well, youi mus'n say so naughtyr
vords," continued Mary, "or you can't _
o to to heaven. My mamma's dere.
[wish I was." t
And then the little black head fell t
orward and a tear or two fell. t
Prof. Arthur Brewster looked un- t
ofortably at the old woman for a i
noment. Then he motioned for her
She obeyed. but when she peeped n
*hrough the keyhole a moment later
he saw the professor tenderly take v
he grypsy looking mite in his arms n~
md hold~ it close to his breast, where
he tears ceased to Ilow and the unnat
:ral gravity resumed its sway.
At supper the child asked for all y
orts of things that the professor sup
osed were poisonous to children and si
l of -which lhe promised to have in the
ouse the next day, provided Mary I
ould not carry out her one dread n
Dut. tinally" bedtime came and then h
.Ir-. aly refused to allow the old ']
Mr. 0. O .Dyle i::troduced ain (r
dinaneo to limnit the cnosts of partition
ing. divtdi, and adninistXring es
tates fJl eat exceed 10 per cent of
the valu of the same.
Mr. d P. GI tn introduced an ocdi
nance to regoi-e the several countiPs
to nia ke propi-r provisinn for its poor.
By Mr. J. k. Otts: To establish the
Court of Probate, in the same form in
which it now exists.
By Dr. J. Wim. Stokes of Orange
burg: To abolish the Supreme Court
and constitute a court of appeals to
consist of all the circuit judges except
the one who heard the cause; to esta
blish a county court to sit once :
month: and to substitute a county so
licitor for the present circuit solicitors.
By Mr. Hiers: To authorize majori
ty of the taxpayes of any section,
to form a new county, provided the
counties cut shall not go below an area
of 400 square miles. Mr. Russell of
Anderson: To form the new county
of Washington, to be made up of parts
of Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville
By Mr. Burns: To make the home
stead exemption $1500, to be taken in
either real or personal property.
By Mr. Geo. D. Tillman. To assign
the Representatives from each county
to particular townships or sections
By Mr. McCown: To prohibit the
sale of liquors by individuals but au
thorizing "laws regulating the traffic
by State control.
By Mr. Rogers: To abolish the right
of dower in lands aliened by the hus
band in his lifetime.
By Senato: Tillman: To provide
for the fortnation of new counties each
to contain not less than 400 square
miles, and not less than one one hun
dred and twenty-fourth part of all the
inhabitants of the State, nor less than
$1,000,000 of taxable property-pro
dided that no existing county's area
shall be reduced below 400 square
By Mr. Brice of York: To make the
term of all State and county officers
Bv Mr. Patton of Richland: To
regulate the suffrage--giving the right
to vote to all male citizens who
can read and write; or who -pay taxes
or at least $300 dollars worth of
property; or who served in the Con
federate army or navy; or who
is the lineal descendent of a Confed
erate soldier or sailor.
By Mr. Rogers of Marlboro: To fix
in the Constitution the salary of every
State and county officer.
By Mr. Buist of Greenville: To re
quire the Legislature to provide for
By M. Hodges: To require the Leg
islature to levy an annual tax of three
mills for the support of public schools,
and to authorize every taxpayer to in
dicate to what school or schools his
payment shall be applied.
By Mr. .Hodges, of Abberville:
To prohibit minsters of the gospel
from holdino "any office of honor or
trust in South Carolina. "
By Mr. Geo. Johnstone of New
berry: To regulate the suffrage, by re
quiring of every voter that he be able
to read and write or that he own a
certain amount of taxable property.
By Mr. Brice of Chester: To make
the term of all oflicers and of mem
bers of the Legislature four years.
By Mr. Brice: To make the session
of the Legislature bi-ennial instead of
By Mr. Stanyarne Wilson: .To cr-e
ate "Enoree" county, out of portions
of Spartanburg, Union, Laurens and
Greenville, with Woodruff as its
By Mr. R. H. Smith: To fix the
homestead at $300 in land, not to ex
ceed 50 acres, and all household and
By Mr.- Farrow of Charleston: To
organize the judiciary, comprising Su
preme Court, Circuit Court and Coun
None of the committees having yet
reported-nodiscussion was had or any
ordinance yet introduced.
The committee on printing made a
majority report reccomnmending that
the present State printer continue the
work at existing rates.- The minority
(Messrs.-Behre of Colleton and Dent of
Richland) dissented from this recomn
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Bea~utliul Mrs. Howe MZust Answer For the
Death of Her Stepson.
BIRMINGHA31, Ala., Sept. 9.-There
is great indignation here on account
of the developments in the inquest
over remains of the little 3-year-old
son of Mr. M. S.- Howe. who died un
der suspicious circumstances about a
The evidence disclosed the facts thai
Mrs. Howe, the second wife of M.- S.
Howe, and the children's stepmother,
had been guilty of the most brutal
treatment toward all of the children,
and especially Tommie, the little tot
Two of the children. Fred and liar
ry,- an-ed respectively 11 and 9, told of
Eiow %Irs. Howe had beat them and
threatened their lives on divers occa
sions if they complained to their fa
:her;.-and finally, Fred was forced to
leave home, Mrs. Howe threatening to
till him if he ever returned. He
Found kind people at Coalburg who
~ook him in and lie was away when
ais little brother died.
The other boy, Harry, gave a horri
~le account of the treatment of the
aaby the morning it died. He said
Mlrs. Howe caught the child up and
;hrew it out into the yard. breaking a
tole in its head. Blood came out of
:he little one's mouth, after she had
jabbed a stick into its throat.
There wvas other damaging testimony
igainst the woman, one party, a con
stable, swearing that the woman had
mee been an inmate of a lewd ho use
.n this city and frequen ted the lowest
luarter' of the town.
A negro woman swore to the cruel
;reatment of the children. by Mrs. -
Elowe and said that on two occasions
she saw Mrs. Howe whip the baby
xith her hands because it insisted
ipon holding its breath.
The testimony of the two little boys,
v-hich was given in a straightforward
nanner, seemed to fall with convinc
ng fece upon the eai-s of the jurors,
mud they were, prompt in reaching a
rerdict charging the woman with the
:rime of murder.
Kinled on the Iiridge. I
AUG USTA, GA., Sept. 10--PerryI
XlcKinnie, while living ini Langley, S.
J., was killed by a train on the South
carolina and Georgia railroad bridge]
1ere this morning. Three men, Per
-y McKinnie, the deceased, and two
>f.his friends, named Evans and Sul
ivan, while drinking heavily, wvent <
.o sleep .on the bridge. Evans and
sullivan were lying in the footpath ont
he side of the track and McKinnie
w~as lying on the track. A freight 1
rain pulled by shifting engine No. 8.
yf the South Carolina and Georgiat
-ailroad, went throug the bridge. No
meC knows any more than this' t
A curio'us use for a husbaud is re
3orted from Clerkenwell, near Lon
ion, where a Mr. Lamb and his wife 1
epa small shop. For fourteen years
,he firm has avoided paying taxes by
lhe wvife's sending the husband to jail
o serve cut thte legal time for unpaid I
axes, while she remains at the store
tttendne t buness.
oman to undress her.
The professor perspired, but he
anaged to get the little garments
T aud to find in the poorly stocked
Robed in the long white gow Mary
oked more than ever like a lit.tle
Fpsy, but when, without a word of
arning, she dropprd on her knees
fore him and murmured in her
.oken language a little prayer, .he
tought that she might not be so pain
d a burden after all.
But the end was not yet. When he
ad retired some hours later to his
wn bed. and was endeavoring to com
)se himself to sleep he became aware
the little figure standing beside his
"Why, Mary," he said, "whatever
: you want now?"
"I lonely," she said. "Wants to
eep wiv you."
"Oh, no," he said, rather shortly,
i his surprise, "that's quite out of
He turned his back on her, hoping
ie would return to her room.
But a moment later he heard a meek
ttle sob, and turning again found
1at she had fully carried out her su
reme threat and was crying.
He tried to be angry, but some
iing tugred at his heartstrings and
e reachedout his arms and took her
) his bosom, where she purred a mo
ient like a kitten and dropped to sleep
rith the peace of a perfect trust on
er queer little face
But the next day the trouble began
gain, when, after looking over his
iorning mail. he found that Mary
"Good gracious!" lie exclaimed,
where has she gone?"
He called but she did not answer.
le went into the next room, but she
mas not there.
He looked into the kitchen, but
e old woman declared that the
-blessed little imp" had not been. near
Upstairs went the professor in great
aste, loudly calling for Mary. He
ried to reason with himself that he
tught to rejoice at her sudden disap
earance and hope that she never,
Lever would return, but his argu
nents could not hold their ground
gainst that new thrill of anxiety
hich had got possession of his heart.
He went out of the house and called
"What you wants?" came the shrill
.nswer from the other side of the
There was Mary, comfortably seated
n Mabel Riker's lap, while the girl
ffectionately patted her tangle of
"0- ah-yes-I beg pardon," stam
nered the professor; "you see-well
he went away when I was not look
"I quite understand your anxiety,
>rofessor," replied Mabel, a pretty
lush mounting to her ~cheeks. "I
hould Le anxious if I were in your
>ace. She's such a sweet child."
"I wonder if she's making game of
ne?" thought the professor. Then
ie said. "Now, Mary. you must
:ome hone; you mustn't bother Miss
"Oh. but she doesn't," exclaimed
"Wants to stay here," said Mary.
"Let me keep her a little while,"
>leaded Mabel. She could have kept
he professor's entire world.
"Oh-why-of course, certainly, if
"Uncle Art'ur's dood to me," cooed
farv. "Let's me s'eep in he's bed,
dI kiss 'm."
"Ha! Hum! Good morning," said
he professor, retiring in the utmost
After that little Mary spent most
f her time with Mable Riker, and
he professor's hours of studious re
irement were not greatly abbre
And he was always glad when the
hild came trotting in at meal time
ith some new story of Mabel's good
"Yes, Mary," he said, emphatically
>ne day, "she's the best girl in the
Little Mary treasured that astound
ag declaration and in the afternocn
emarked to Mabel:
"You'se dood to me; you'se best
-irn in de world."
"Oh, Mary!" said Mabel; "that's
ao much; you mustn't say that."
"Will say date. You'se best girl in
e world; Uncle Art'ur says you is."
"Oh-oh-oh!" said Mabel in a low
ne, her eyes softening and her face
When little Mary returned to her
nele she was bursting with eager
ess to repeat Mabel's reply. Sud
enly, while the old woman was
ourino' out some milk, the child ex
"Uncle Art'ur, you'se handsome.'
"Saints alive !" cried the woman,
piling the milk.
"Why-why-Mary !" ejaculated
"You is Mabel says you is."
The professor said not a word, but
e ate heartily and after supper
noked his pipe with uncommon:
When Mary went to visit Mabel!
ie next day she carried with hera
ery pretty box of bon-bons for that
cung woman and when she returned
ie bore some choice berries plucked
: Mrs. LRikers garden by Mabel's
The last detail caused the professor
refrain from eating the barries.
e put thaern away in a secret place,
here they were subsequently-found,
lot of har'd, black pellets.
How long this communication of
irits might have gone on it is im
ossible to say, but it was interrupt
3 in a way whi'ch brought great anxie
Sto the professor's heart.
One evening Mary was much pa>-e
ten usual and she complained 'Jf
in in her head.
"You've been playing too hard,"
id the professor, with his newly ac
aired air of paternal wisdom.
So he sent her to bed early-to hes
wn bed, in which she had finally;
>nsented to sleep.
But in the silence of the night she
tie to his side, crying and cons
Laining of the pain. He found he:'r
ia feverish state.
The professor was a man of decision
i most things. He promptly dressed
imself, aroused the old woman, bade
er sit by the child and went for the
octor. That dignified person on ar
ving looked wise and said:
"I am afraid she is in for the meales
-or the scarlet fever-or else a bilious
wer. It is really impossible to tell at
ie gave explicit directions as to
eatment and promised to call again
the afternoon. When he did so he
iook his head and said:
"Professor, this child needs a wo
"I- I suppose you are right But
-hat shall I do? She will not allow
sy cook to come near her."
"Get a professional nurse."
"There are only two in town-and
-they are both young-and-well,
ou know-I-I live here alone."
"el, sir, you must manage it
The doctor went away, leaving the
rofessor miuch disturbed. .A few
inutes later the old woman inform
I him that Miss Riker was at the
itchen door inquiring about Mary.
'h Profieo felt that lie ought to
A cream or tartar Darig powder
lighest of all In leavening strength.-La
est United States Government Food Re
Royal Baking Powder Company,
106 Wall St.,N. Y.
answer such an inquiry in person.4
"I am much troubled," he said "for
the doctor thinks Mary ought to have
a woman's care and she wil not toler
ate the cook."
"Yes, so the cook told me, "answer
ed Mabel. After a minute's hesitation
she added: "I think Mary would let
me take care of her."
"I am sure she would," declared
the professor, warmly. "That is, of
course, if-if-it were-possible."
"I think it might be donesaid Mabel
'Do you? How?"
"Let her come to our house."
"But would your mother be will
"Oh, yes; she suggested it. She's
very fond of Mary."
Ab, yes; it is extremly good of you
-and your mother. I'll speak to the
doctor about it."
"Oh, thank you," exclaimed Mabel
"How good-I mean-you-well
please let me know what the doctor
And she departed in some haste and
in evident confusion.
As'for the professor he would have
worshiped her more than ever had
The doctor came again and consent
ed to the removal. Indeed, he u ed
that the child be t'ken to the Rier
house at once, for 'ie himself was at a
loss to cope with the disease without
a woman's help.
So Mary was very carefully wrap
ped in blankets and Uncle Arthur car
ried her to the little bed which had
been prepared for her.
"I don't-I don't know how to ex
press my gratitude to you, Miss Riker
he said, with feeling. "The child has
become very dear to me."
"Don't speak of gratitude, professor
said Mabel, traniky, extending her
hand; "I love Mary."
The professor took the proffered
hand and they stood gazing silently at
one another till Mabel seemed sudden
ly to recover consciousness, drew her
hand away and went about duties as
nurse with bright eyes.
At night little Mary became deliri
ous. Sometimes she called for Mabel
and sometimes for Uncle Arthur.
She told Mabel over and over again
that she was the best girl in the world
because Uncle Art'ur said she was;
and she told the professor that he'was
handsome, because Mable had so deci
And there was much confusion in
two anxious minds.
In the course of time, flo wever, the
disease passed its climax and youthful
naturetriuwphed. The burning waves
of fever broke and rolled backward,
leaving the pale face paler than ever,.
with its startling contrast of black,
shing eyes and tangled raven hair.
After a time a little Mary was a con
valescent. Then the professor, bend
ing gently over her, said
"To-morrow my dear little girl sball
go home again."
"An' tate Mabel, too," she said.
"Ha-well-Mabel will come to see
"Won' do 'less Mabel does, too."
"Well-ah-Mabel's mamma wants
er to stay here."
"Den I stay here too."
"And must Uncle Arthur go home
without his dear little girl ?"
"No. Uncle Artur stay here with
ar and Mabel."
"Oh-ah-I'm afraid I can't do
Mary looked first at Mabel and then
t the professor, her piercing eyes
showing all her wonder at the unrea
sonable obstacles in the way of her
'Mary, dear," said Mabel, softly,
"you must go home with your uncle,
and I'll come to see you every day "
"Won't do away from you. Won't
o away from Uncle Art'ur. Bofe
lotto sta id, Mary or she get sick
And the black eyes became moist,
;hile the lips quivered. The profes
or straightened up with a sudden
"It might be managed to her satis
action," he said.
"How?" asked Mabel, softly.
They were both bending over the
hild now, looking into her eyes.
"You come home with me-for good
As the professor ceased speaking
Niabe's head bent lower till her lips
ouched Mary's cheek. The professor's
ead sank till he kissed the other
heek. Then lifting their lips from
he pale face they let their eyes meet.
iary very softly put her hand in his,
ent to kiss tho child again and mur
"We shall go home together, dear."
Three Hundred Lives~ Lost.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Sept. 12.
-Earthquake here. Three hundred
eople killed. Property loss $50,000.
n Sunday, the shocks commenced,
ating, all day and night, at
ntervails, causing much dam
ge and the greatest fear among.
ihe inhabitants of the coity and neigh
orhood. By .Monday the city was
tilled by an addion of .3,500 people
nountainis and outlayimg villae
uring Monday night, sheets of flame
tppeared at points to the northward,
ising to immense heights. Tuesday
norning the shocks ceased, quiet was
restored and people left town for their
omes At 9o'clock that night however
rumbling noises were heard, shortly
after followed by a reappearance of
the flames in the mountains, which
hot up- several hundred feet. Fright
Lened people again flocked to town,
nd at midnight the church tower.
rell carrying with it the roofs of thr e
ouses. Nine people were killed) .ad
eighteen wounded. Shocks ended
ver the whole Yetapan etjain and
[lames are seen also in the Pacava
ountains. Ther shock's have nEow
,eased, but he smroke is still discernible
~lifferent pints in the :nountains. It
is feared tt the endin not yet.
IT is said by the NevrYork Sun that
the German smokelesi; power is unsat
isfactory. Its smell is so frightful that
ven nostrils accustor ned to the ripe
heese of the Father'iand cannot en
Iure it. Who knows that blank car
~ridges of the stutE -may be sufficient
o put the enemy to flight.
REv. Thomas Dixon declared in his
ermon last Sunday that New York is
the most godless city on this continent
aving only one church for every