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Dr. Talmage Draws Some Lessons
From Summer Outings.
The Necessity For a Pericd of
Inoccupation. No Surplus
of Piety at those
At this season of the-year. wher. all
who car. get-a vacation are takin-g i.
this discourse of Dr. Taimage i.s su'
gestive and appropriate. T e ttxt is
John v, 2, 3: -A pool. which called
in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, hav
ing five porches. In these lay a great
multitude of impotent f1k. of blind.
halt, withered, waiting for the mo'ving
of the water."
Outside'the city of Jerusalem there
was a sanative watering place, .the po
ular resort for invalids. To this day
there is a dry basin of rock whichshovs
that there may have been a pool there
360 feet long, 130 feet wide and 75 feet
deep. This pool was surrounded by
five piazzas, or porehes. or bathing
houses. where the patients tarried until
the time when they were to step into the
water. So far as reinvigorating Naz
concerned, it must have been a Sarato
ga and a Long Branch on a small scale:
a Leamington and a Brighton combined
-medical and therapeutic. Tradition
says that at a certain season of the year
there was an officer of the government
who would go down to that water and
pour in it some healing quality, and
after that the people would come and
get the medication. But I prefer the
plain statement of Scripture, that at a
certain season an angel came down and
stirred up or troubled the water. and
then the people came and got the heal
ing. That angei of God that stirred up
the Judaen watering place had his
counterpart in the angel of healing who.
in our day, steps into the mineral water
of Congress or Sharon or Sulphur
Springs, or into the salt sea at Cape
May and Nahant. where multitudes
who are worn out with commercial and
pr-,"-onal anxieties, as well as those
who are all'ad with rheumatic, neu
ralgic and splen,.tie diseases, go and are
cured by the thousands. These bless
ed Bethesdas are scattered ali up and
down our country.
We are at a season of the year when
rail trains are laden with passengers and
baggage on their way to the mountains
and the lakes and the seashore. Multi
tudes of our citizens are away for a re
storative absence. The city heats are
pursuing the people with torch and fear
of sunstroke. The long, silent halls of
sumptuous hotels are all abuzz with ex
cited arrivals. The antlers of Adiron
dack deer rattle under the shot of city
sportsmen, the trout make fatal snap at
the hook of adroit sportsmen, who toss
their spotted brilliants into the game
basket; the baton of the orchestral lead
er taps the music stand on the hotel
green, and American life has put on fes
tal array, and the rumbling of the ten
pin alley, and the crack of the ivory
balls on the green baized billiard tables,
and the jolting of the barroom goblets
and the explosive uncorking of the
champagne bottles, and the whirl and
the rustle of the ballroom dance. and
the clattering hoofs of the race courses
and other signs of social dissipation at
test that the season for the great Amer
ican watering places is in full play.
Music! Flute and drum and cornet-a
piston and clapping cymbals wake the
echoes of the mountains. Glad am I
tha: fagged out American life for the
most part has an opportunity to rest
and that nerves racked and destroyed
will find a Bethesda. I believe in wa
tering places. They recuperate for ac
tive service many who were worn out
with trouble or overwork. They are
national restoratives.
The first temptation that is apt to
hover in this direction is to leave your
piety at home. You will send the dog
and cat and canary bird to be well eared
-for somewhere else, but the temptation
will be to leave your religion in the
room with the blinds down and the
doors bolted, and then you will come
back in the aumn to find that it is
starved and suffocated, lying stretched
on the rug, stark dead. There is no
surplus of piety at the watering plac' s.
I never knew any one to grow very rap
idly in grace at the Catskill Moum ain
House or Sharon Springs or the Fails of
Montmorency. It is generally the ca: e
that the Sabbath is more of a ca.rousal
than any other day, and there are Sun
day walks, and Sunday rides, and Sun
day excursions. Elders and deacons
and ministers of religion who are en
tirely consistent at home, sometimes
when the Sabbath dawns en them at
Niagara Falls or the White mountains
take a day to themselves. If they go
to the church, it is apt to be a sacred
parade, and the discourse, instead of
being a plain talk about the soul, is apt
to be what is called a crack sermon
that is, some discourse picked out of
the effusions of the year as the one
most adapted to excite admiration, and
in those churches, from the way the
ladies hold their fans, you know that
they are not so much impressed with
the heat as with the picturesqueness of
half disclosed features. Four puny
souls stand in the organ loft and squali
a tune that nobody knows, and worship
ers, with $2,000 worth of diamonds on
the right hand, drop a cent into the
poer box, and then the benediction is
pronounced, and the farce is ended.
The toughest thing I ever tried to do
was to be good at a watering place. The
air is bewitched with the "world, the
flesh and the devil." There are Chris
tians who, in three or four weeks in
such a place, have had such terrible
rents made in their Christian robe that
they had to keep darning it until
Christmas to get it mended.
Another temptation hovering around
nearly all our watering places is the
horse racing business. We all admire
the horse, but we do not think that its
beauty or speed ought to be cultured at
the expense of human degradation.
The horse race is not of such importance
as the human race. The Bible inti
mates that a man is better than a sheep,
and I suppose he is better than a horse,
though like Job's stallion, his neck be
clothel with thouder. Horse races in
olden times were under the ban of Chris
tian people, and in our day the same
institution has come up under fictitious
names. And it is callcd a "summer
meeting," almost suggestive of posi
tive religious exercises. And it is
called an "agricultural fair," sugges
tive of everything that is improving in
the art of farming, but under these de
ceptive titles are the same cheatine.
and the betting, and the same drunken
ness, and the same vagabondage. and
the same abomination that werc to rbe
found under the old horsc racingt sy.
tern. I never knew a man yect who culd
give himself to the pleas- tres of the
turf for a long reach of time and not be
battered inmoals. They hok up thoir
spanking team and put on thear spot
a ndiitther egar and take
and dash down on the road to
Tlhe great day at Saratoga
n" Brighten Boach and Cape May and
nearly all the other waterng iplaces is
tie day u: the races.
Another temoptation hovering around
ic wateiing place is the formation of
1asty and lifelong alliances. The
watering plaecs are responsible for
more of the do' estiel'felicities of this
country th an nearly all other things
eombined. S:iety is so artificial there
that no sure judsuieut of character can
b)e formed. They who form compan
ionships atuid sueh circunstances go
into a lottery where there are 20 blanks
to one pr:z. In the severe tug of life
it want more than glitter and sitlash.
Lif is not a ballroom where Ihe music
decides the step, and bow and prance
anc zraceful swving of long train can
make up forsTrongcommon sene. You
ui:ht as well co anlilg the sayly
cainted yachts of a summer rczatta to
iind war veQsel. as to go aimong the
lht spray of the suuimer watering
place to find character that can stand
the test of the great 6truggle of human
life. In the battle of life 3ou %ant a
stronter weapou than a lace fan or a
crojiat mallet. The load of life is so
heavy :hat in order to draw it you
want a team stronger than that made
up of a masculine grasshopper and a
feminine butterfly. If there is any man
in the Community who excites my con
tempjt and who ought to excite the con
tempt of every man and woman. it is
the aoft handed, soft headed dude. who,
perfumied until the air is actually sick,
spends his sumnmr in striking killing
attitudes. ard waving sentimental adi
eux, and talking infinitesimal nothings,
and finding his heaven in the set of a
lavender kid glove. Boots as tight as
an inluisition. Two hours of consum
mate skill exhibited in the tie of a
flashing cravat. His conversation
made up of "Abs!' and "Ohs" and
"He hes:
There is only one counterpart to such
a man as that, and that is the frothy
young woman at the watering places:
her conversation made up of French
moonshine: what she has in her head
only equaled by what she has on her
back; useless ever since she was born.
and to be useless until she is dead un
less she becomes an intelligent Chris
tian. We may admire music and fair
faces and graceful step; but amid the
heart'essness and the inflation and the
fantastic influences of our modern
water ing places beware how you make
lifelc ne covenants.
Ar.othcr temptation that hovers over
the watering place is that of baneful
literature. Almost every one starting
off for the summer takes some reading
matter. It is a book out of the library
or off the bookstand or bought of the
boy hawking books through the cars. I
really believe there is more pestiferous
trash read among the intelligent classes
in J uly and August than in all the other
ten months of the year. Men arid wo
men who at home would not be satisfied
with a book that was not really sensible
I find sitting on hotel piazza or under
the trees .eadiag books the index of
which would make them blush if they
knew that you knew what the book was.
"Oh," they say, "you must have intel
igent recreation."' Yes. There is no
need that you take along to a watering
place "Hamilton's Metaphysies" or
some ponderous discourse on the eternal
decrees or "Faraday's Philosophy."
There are many easy books that are
good. You might as well say, "1 pro
pose now to give a little rest to my di
gestive organs, and inttead of eating
heavy meat and vegetables I will, for a
little while, take lighter food-a little
strychnine and a few grains of ratsbane."
Literary poison in August is as bad as
literary poison in December. Mark
that. D)o not let the frogs of a corrupt
printing press jump into your Saratoga
trunk or White mountain valise. Are
there not good books that are easy to
read-books of entertaining travel;
books of congenial histery; books of
pure fun; books of poetry, ringing with
merry canto: hooks of fine engraving;
books that uill rest the mind as well as
purify the heart and elevate the whole
life? There will not be an hour be
tween this and your death when you can
afford to read a book lacking in moral
Another temptation hovering all
around our watering places is intoxicat
ing beverages. I am told that it is bc
coming more and more fashionable for
women to drink. I care not how well
a woman may dress, if she has taken
enough of wine to flush her cheek and
put a glassiness on her eye, she is drunk.
She may be handed into a $2,300 carri
age and have diamonds enough to as
tound the Tinanys-she is drunk. She
may be a graduate of the best young
ladies' seminary and the daughter of
some man in danger of being nominated
for the presidency-she is drunk. You
may have a larger vocabulary than I
have, and you may say in regard to her
that she is " convivial" or she is
"merry" or she is '-festive" or she is
"exhilarated," but you cannot with all
your garlands, of verbiage cover up the
plain fact that it is an old fashioned
ase of drunk.
Now, the watering places are full of
temptations to men and women to tip
ple. At the close of the tenpin or
billiard game they tipple. At the close
of the cotillon they tipple. Seated on
the piazza cooling themselves off they
tipple. The tinged classes come around
with brigzht straws aud they tipple.
First they take "light wines." as they
call them, but "light wines" arc heavy
enough to debase the appetite. There
is not a very long road between cham
pagne at $5 a bottle ani whiskey at 10
cents a glass. Satan has three or four
grades down which he takes men to de
struction. One man he takes up and
through one spree pitches him into
eternal darkness. That is a rare case.
Very seldom indeed can you find a man
who will be such a fool as that. Satan
will take another man to a grade, to a
descent at an angle about like the
Pennsylvania coal shoot or the Mount
Washington rail track, and shove him
off. But this is very rare. When a
man goes down to destruction, satan
brings hin to a plane. It is almost a
level. The depression -is so slight that
you can hardly see it. The man does
not actually know that he is on the
down grade, and it tips only a little to
ward darkness-just a little. And the
first mile it is claret and the second
mile it is sherry and the third mile it is
punch and the fourth mile it is ale and
the fifth mile it -is whiskey and the
sixth mile it is brandy, and then it gets
steeper and steerer and steeper, until it
is impiossible to stop. "Look not thou
upon the wine when it is red, when it
giveth its- coloi in the cup, when it
ioveth itself aright. .\t the last it
biteth like a serpent and stingeth like
an acuer.
Whlether you tarry at home-which
will be uite as safe and perhaps quite
a' comfr-able--or go into the country.
gac of od is the only safe shelter,
wheithe r it twn or country. There arc
waterin~g places accessible to all of us.
without finding out some such waterin
place. Fountains open for sin and un
cleanness. Wells of salvation.
Streams from Lebanon. A flood
struck out of the rock by Moses.
Fountains in the wilderness discovered
by Haear. Water to drink and water
to batie in. The river of God. whicl
is full of water. Water of which if a
man drink he shall never thirst. Well
of water in the valley ot Baca. Liv
ing fountains of water. A pure river
of water as clear as crystal from unde
the throne of God. These are water
ing rlaces aeccsible to all of us. We
do not have a laborious packing up be
fore we start-only the throwing away
of our transgressions. No expensive
hotel bills to pay; it is "Withoutmon
ey and without pric-. No long and
dusty travel before we get there; it is
only one step away.
In California, in five minutes. I walked
around and saw ten fountains all bub
biing up, and they were all different,
and in five minutes I can go through
this Bible rarterre and find you 50
bright, sparkling fountains bubbling
up into eternal life --healing and ther
apeutic. A chemist will go to one of
these summer watering places and take
the water and analyze it and tell you
that it contains ao much of iron and s )
much of soda and so much of lime and
so much of magnesia. I come to this
gospel well, this living fountain and
analyze the water; and I find that its
inzredients are peace, pardon, forgive
ness, hope, comfort, life heaven. "Ho,
every one that thirsteth come ye" to
this watering place. Crowd around
this Bethesda. 0 you sick, you lame,
you troubled, you dying-crowd around
this Bethesda. Step in it, oh, step in
it. The angel of the covenant to day
stirs the water. Why do you not step
in it? Some of you are too weak to
take a step in that direction. Then we
take you up in the arms of prayer and
plunge you clear under the wave, hop
ing that the cure may be as sudden and
as radical as with Capt tin Naaman,
who blotched and carluncled, stepped
into the Jordin, and after the seventh
dive came up. his skin roseate complex
ioned as the flesh of a little child.
The Cotton Crop.
According to the New York Corame:
cial the cotton men in New York do
not put much faith in Mr. Neill's esti
mate of the crop. They claim that it
is extravagant and is not based on sub
stantial facts. The Commercial says:
Mr. Neill's yearly report on the c
situation is looked forward to with k.
interest both in this country and i
England. Cotton operators in Engh .d
especially have great respect for Lis
judgment. Mr. Neill predicted the
enormous crops of 1894 95, 1S97-98,
and 1S98 99. The accuracy of his pre
dictions in those years have given Limu
a world-wide reputation as a cotton
crop expert. Whatever he has to say
concerning crop conditions or the fu
ture of the growing crop is listened to
with close attention. But this year
the general opinion seems to be that
he has overshot the mark and that the
crop will fall short of his predictions.
Ie predicts a crop of 12,000,000 bales.
On the floor of the New York Stock
Exchange none of the traders seem to
hink that the crop will be over 10,500,
00 bales at the highest. Mr. Neill
estimates th.e damage in the Brazos
iver vafley, the scene of the recent
severe floods in Texas, at barely 100,
00 bales. E. S. Holmes, Jr., of the
statistical bureau of the Department of
Agriculture, who has made a special re
port on the agricultural s'tiation in the
foded section, states that a conserva
tive estimate of the actual destruction
includes about 277,000) bales.
Thomas M. Robinson, president of
the Cotton Exchange, when asked what
he thought of the accuracy of Mr.
Neill's prediction. said: -'I don't see
how Mr. Neill or any other man can
pretend to say this early in the year
what the crop will be. I have known
aeful estimates made as late in the
season as November to be wrong by as
big a margin as 1,000, 000 bales. The
possibilities of the crop, when all condi
tions are favorable, are almost infinite,
but account must be taken of possible
droughts, scorching temperature, and
other things likely to hurt the crop.
It is hard to say just what result Mr.
Neill's report had on the market. Liver
pool opened four points lower, but
whether that is to be attributed to Mr.
Neill's report or other causes I don't
know. It is probably a fact, though,
that as much or more reliance is placed
in Mr. Neill's forecast in Liverpool
than anywhere else. English opera
tors seem to have great confidence in
him. In my opinion it is much too
early to hazard an opinion as to how
large the crop will be this season.'
S. T. Hubbard of Hubbard Bros. &
Co. said: "The market tells the story.
The estimate undoubtedly gave it a
slight shock. But the report is believed
to be extravagant. A man who pretends
to say on August 14 what the crop will
be and that it can't be hurt seriously
by frost, rains or drought enough to af
fet the ultimate yield is regarded as a
rather loose prophet." Another pronm
inent trader said: "The estimate is a
big fake. The probable yield is gres
ly exaggerated and I don't think Mr.
Neili believes it himself. Why, orders
are being taken six months ahead for
otton cloths, both here and abroad, on
basis that would allow the spinner to
pay 8 cents a pound for middling cot
ton, and we are selling middling in the
-it every day at prices about 63~ cents
nd 95 cents per pound. I would like
o know where Mr. Neill gets the infor
mtion on which he bases his re
port. We spend a good deal of money
for information and it is just as good
s Mr. Neill's. I fail to see how he de
uces the facts embodied in his esti
mate. The estimate had no effect on
the market."
Porto Rican Sufferers.
Gov.. McSweeney has receivedi a com
unication from .Flihu Root, secretary
f war, detailing the fearful 3estrue
tion wrought by the recent storm in
uerto Rico and calling for aid for the
nfortunates. lie has already appeal
ed to the mayors of cities throughout
the country, but has decided to extend
the appeal to the governors of States.
Supplies and money are needed. Sup
plies should be sent to Col. F. B.
Jones, Army building, New York, and
oney to the National bank of North
merica, New York.
Times are getting better. Six Pianos
sold in the last three weeks. Fo'ur for
cash. Those in want of Pianos and
Organs have found the place to get the
best makes for the least money. A
nie Mathushek Piano now completes
the furnishing of the new Odd Fellows
hall, for the use of societies that meet
in hall. Call at my office or write
e for circulars and price. ID. A.
Pressley, Manager Columbia, S. C. tf
THE~ Iowa State Demociratic
onvention declared for Bryan
md free silver. The other states
vill do the same thing. The
hicago platform will be re-af
tirmed and Bryan wxill be renomn
Race War Threatened atthis Geor
gia Town.
The Row Started by the Murder
of a Deputy Sheriff. Many
Rioters Arrested
by Militia.
A dispatch fron Darien, Ga.. says
that Friday was a day of great anxiety
and intense excitement among the
white people of that place. The dis
patch says an outbreak of the Negroes
was feared since the killing of Joseph
Townsend. a prominent citizen and dep
uty sheriff Thursday niglh. At the
request of the sheriff the Governer or
dered out the militia and declared Di1
ien and surrounding county under mar
tial law, with Col. A. IR. La.vton in
Jon Dellegal, the Negro who killed
Deputy Sheriff Joseph Townsend and
wounded Deputy Hopkins Thursday
night, connot be found. le is the son
of Henry Dellegal, whose arrest for as
sault started the race- war. The two
deputies went to the house of Henry
Dellegal to arrest his two sons, John
was found at the house and Townsend
entered. The Negro made no remon
strance but showed his willingness to
accompany the officers. Hopkins who
was in the moonlight outside was joined
by Townsend and the two waited for
the Negro to come out. He came to
the door and a Negro woman, handing
him a gun, be fired on the officers.
Tow.isend died in a few minutes and
was brought to Darien by Hopkins, who
is badly wounded.
The sheriff snd his deputies continue
to make arrests of the rioting negroes
and the jail has a large number in it
notwithstanding the fact that the town
boat Iris left for Savannah with 25 riot
ers who had been arrested. This was a
precautionary measure to prevent an at
tack on the jail by the Negro friends of
those imprisoned and to make room for
b -se who have been arrested since the
Nearly all the Negroes left town and
congregated in a swamp about twelve
miles from town. They are armed, and
a posse of armed whites went out to
keep guard over them. A telegram was
sent to Brunaswick urging all white men
to go to Darien. The presence of the
whites is wanted to overawe the Ne
groes, who outnumber the whites five
to one. A conference was held at
eleven o'clock Friday night by the
whites, and it was decided to take de
cisive action at daylight against the
Negroes who are massed and armed in
Dellegal's swamp.
The citizens move from Darien on a
special train for the swamp at 3 o'clock
and the militia-about 150 in number
-one hour later. The Negroes are
armed in defiance of law, and the pur
pose of the militia is to surround the
swamp and relieve the blacks of their
fire arms and arrest them.
HIow Farmers Voted on Certain Im1
portant Questions,
Farm and Home, an agricultural
journal, publiehed in Chicago, recently
sent out 20,000 postal cards to farmers
thrughout the country, asking them to
vote on various questions bearing on
expansion. The first of these qjuestions
was, "Should the Filipinos be held in
subjection to the United States. or
should they be allowed to form an in
dependent government?" The replies
were as follows:
For inde- For sub
pendence. jection.
New England......1,276 75
Middle States......2,867 2,313
Central West.. .. ..4,901 :3,082
Southern States..1,792 1,083
Pacific Coast.......1,684 1,103
Total..........12.520 8,416
The next question was "Should Cuba
be free and independent, or should it
be annexed to the United States?" The
replies to this were 13,199 in favor of
the independence of Cuba and 7,362
in favor of annen'tion.
The ninth question was, "In general
should the United States adhere to its
former policy of non-interference with
the nations beyond the two seas, or de
part from it?" And this was the result
of the vote:
Adhere to. from.
New England.. ... .1,378 291
Middle States.......94G 1,003
Central West.... ..6,179 1.204
The South.. .... ..2,065 817
Pacific Coast ... ..1,856; 572
Tutal...........15, 624 :3,8SS7
What Can Be Raised on a South Caro
lina Farm.
The recent meeting of the Gieorgia
State Agricultural Society at Quitmau,
says the Columbus E~oquirer Sun, was
one of unusual interest. Among other
things the matter of diversified farm
ing was discussed. In order to show
that the South, and Georgia especially,
is the best place in the country for di
versified farming, the following list is
printed showing the products grown on
a single farm in one of the Georgia
counties: Hay, corn, hams, pigs, ehick
ens, sea island cotton, casava pepper,
cushaws, peanuts, millet, syrup, pears,
soigum, wheat, peas, lard, rice, bacon,
turkeys, cattle, geese, eggs, cotton,
beggar weed, collards, oats, pumpkins,
sugar cane, rye, potatoes, grapes, John
son grass, pea vine.s, water.melous,
Kaffir corn." That is dointz very well
for Georgia. A South Caroliua farm
would have aid ed, however, black
b'n ies, dLw bar ries, eacumbers, squash,
bcans, figs, ponmegranates, quinces,
ducks, guineas, Bermuda grass, part
ridges, cantaloupes, plums, maypops,
doves, sparrows, haws, crows, yams.
tanvas, peaches, lettuce, poke-salad,
milk butter, buttermilk, vetch, melli
lot, asparagus, maize, horses, cabbages
and some nut grass here and there for
seed. Surely, surely, there is no place
in all the world like South Carolina for
diversified farming.
Strikes it Rich.
Coxey, who led a tramp army to
Washingt on in 1895. is now the head
of a mining company, which has just
made a strike of lead ore that will make
Coxey a magnate. lie organized a com
pany at Massillon, 0., and began oper
ations on the Shoal Creek Mining com
pany's lase last spring.
ilenace to th'i .ome.
New York is worse than Sod
om and Gomorrah. The Mazet
committee is still ferreting out
badness in the bad portions of
that city. The Charlotte Ob
server says one of its detectives
spent:a night in the Tenderloin
recently, with his pockets full
of spurious money. He was
robbed with lavish Lprodigality
by the bad women of that sec
ti on who thrust their vicious
ness into his face on the streets.
He complained to the police of
that district, and they located
the female thieves, but quar
relled with them as to who
sho-ild have the stolen money,.
thenselves or the robbers, the
despoiled victim evidently being
supposed to be dead. Such rob
beries are of constant occur
rence, the police evidently be
ing in collusion with vice to an
appalling extent, and they are
protected in that collusion by
the municipal administration.
Indeed. the supposed "guar
dians of the law" are passing
the point of merely winking at
vice. They are becoming active
criminals themselves. One of
"the finest" held up a street car
in the American metropolis and
robbed everybody on it worth
robbing. Profligate women
from all parts of the country are
pouring into the city, because
the town is "wide open"'' and
one of the Mazet detectives
found thirty posts unpatrolled
by the policemen in the worst
part of the city. Such is disre
spectable disreputable vice in
New York.
Our attention is called to vice
in somewhat less disgusting
form and brazen openness by
the Washington correspondence
of the New York Sun, which
states that the United States
Post-office department is con
sidering the New York Herald's
"personal" advertisements, as
to whether they are fit matter
to be allowed in the mails or
not. These "personals" are
barely cloaked with ingenious
wording. Their evident impure
intents and purposes are appar
ent to all but the absolutely
guileless. The New York 'Sun
hates Mr. James Gordon Ben
net, proprietor of The Herald.
and hence it is just now making
a noise about his paper's "per
sonl" ads. It calls attention to
the fact that the wealthy editor
of the:Chicago Dispatch, Joseph
R. Dunlop, who printed "per
sonal" advertisements of a sim
ilar nature to The Heraldl's, was
tried for the offence in the fed
eral court, found guilty and
sentenced to two vears in the
Joilet penitentiary, in spite of
all that money and lawyers
could (1o to prevent the law's
decree. The punishment after
all was a mnild one. But the
fact of the publication of these
"personal'' columns in the city's
yellowv papers~ shows the exist
ence of vice to a very great ex
tent, yet not so flagrant as in
the Tenderloin.
And vet this is not all. The
"four hundred," with their
creme de la crenme exclusiveness.
are far from being immaculate,
and brown-stone fronts on Fifth
avenue arelsometimes-nay, of
ten-the haunts of vice, jewel
bedecked, satin-clad "swell,"
elite vice, but vice all the same.
The millionaires of the great
city tire of a wife very quickly,
the courts grant divorces on the
very slightest provocation, and
glittering millions dho not have
to hunt for wife No. 2. These
exclusive, soap-scented, million
aire, alleged aristocrats depose
one wife and take up a neigh
bor's wife so suddenly some
times that it almost amounts to
a swap. The Norfolk Land
mark used an apt term the other
day, when it referred to the
state of New York society as
being truly "Neronian."
An so in the tenement, in the
flat and in the brown-stone
front of New York the vice of
impurity is sapping the founda
tion of the home, which is the'
basis of a pure church and an
upright state. Other great cities
like Chicago and San Francisco
are no better than New York.
There are thousands of good
people who cry out against this
state of society, but the truth
remains that, with the highest
development of art, with as
tounding stirides in science and
invention, at the high tide of the
planet's progress, we are swing
ing into the twentieth century,
pe-mitting, and often nursing
and caressing, the sin, which in
its most frightful dlevelopment
and culmination, called down
ire from heaven upon the cities
f the plain.
A JUDGE in Ohicago the other
ay inter rupted the unintelligi
le testimony of a witness in
ourt by saving: "Take that
stuff out of your mouth. How
o you expect me to hear what
you are saying when your mouth
s tilled with a wad of gum?
This practice of chewing gum
n the witness stand must stop.
f you talk as plainly as you cau
he jury will have trouble
mough hearing you, withouti
our making it worse by rolling
hat great wad under your
Without Competition.
A newspaper recently started in Ala
ana is called "Spot Cash." The news
aper that tries to run on that basis in
his latitude will be like Bob Toomibs'
an who was going to Atlanta "to
nake an honest living-entirely without
ompetition."-Augusta Chronicle.
Afraid to Let Go.
"Spain she had a little lamb, the
likest lamb around. She sold the
amb to uncle Sam for twenty millions
own; then Sam he took it by the tail
o lead it home, you know; the mutton
are turned out a bear, and Sam can't
Makes the food more del
The Mistake One Man Made and the
"Did you ever notice that when an
idea becomes fixed in the mind it is
very difficult to change it, especially
In the case of extremely sensitive and
highly nervous persons?" asked a
Brooklyn expert on nerves. "Not long
ago I had a visit from a man who was
afraid he was losing his reason because
of a very simple persistence of a cer- I
tain thought or idea which he could
not shake off. The history of the case
is one often found in cases of hypo
chondriasis developed from using the
telephone. My patient for about a
year's time had occasion to telephone
every day to a trade customer in New
York-Manhattan, if you like. The
New Yorker had a peculiar high tenor
squeak to his voice, and somehow my
friend got to picturing him as a little
chap with a thin face. This habit
grew day after day until the customer
took a real shape and form in the mind
of my patient, all based, of course, up
on his voice. As he talked over the tel
ephone there always was mentally pic
tured that little chap with the thin
face and squeaky voice. Well. one day
my patient called at the office of his
New York customer, and as he walked
into the place and saw a tall, fat man
weighing nearly 300 pounds he could
scarcely believe his eyes. When, the
fat man opened his mouth and talked,
my patient says, the squeaky voice
with which he was familiar sounded
strange and unnatural. He told the
owner of the absurd voice, in view
of his size about having pictured him
as a little thin person, and there was
a good laugh over the odd difference
of the reality.
"But the next day when my friend
used the telephone and the squeaky
voice came to him, he had to struggle
to get away from thinking of his fat
patron as being little and thin. He
talked the matter over with his wife
and laughed about it, but soon there
came a time when he forgot all about
the actual existence of his customer.
and the little thin-faced chap was
again talking to him over the wire.
Then it was that he came to see me.
He feared, he said, that his mind was
giving away, because of the persistence
of the odd picture of the thin man.
I thought the case was easily disposed
of, and told my friend to go to New
York every day for a week and visit his
fat customer. This he did, but every
time he telephoned the squeaky voice
would bring up the mental picture
formed before he had set eyes on its
"I was in despair and my patient was
growing gray from worrying when I
bit upon the happy expedient of plac
ing a photograph of the fat man on
the telephone, where the eye of the
patient could rest upon it as he
talked. The result was the disappear
ance forever of the thin chap. My pa
tient, in looking at the picture of the
owner of the squeaky voice, got his
mind working upon the same lines that
would have been followed had he met
the fat man face to face the first time
he heard his voice. These cases are
common every day. We form queerly
opposite pictures of men and women
we hear over the telephone and never
see, but in the great majority of In
stances, the impression is a momen
tary one, and it is seldom that the
mistake is ever forced upon us In the
startling way described -by the patient
I told of.
-"The telephone, by the way, has pro
duced very many queer cases of neu
rasthenia that remain unaccountable
excepting on the hypothesis that the
new habit brings them Into existence.
I have had very many patients who
had to give up the use of the 'phone
altogether where it had been used to a
great extent before."
Failed toSave the Child,
Darlington is to have a pecu
liar case when court meets im
that county next time. A cor
respondlent of the State writes
that several weeks ago the lit
tie twelve year old daughter of
Mrs. Lide was taken ill. No
doctor was summoned, but
"faith" was put in the power and
willingness to cure of the Great
Physician. The little girl con
tinued sick. Dr. R. L. Edwards
called to see it, having been
sent for by a friend or going of
his own will. He was admit
ted to the sick room. but was
not'allowed to administer to or
prescr'ibe for the child. The
girl was in a critical condition.
No other p)hysiciani saw the sick
one. The little one was report
ed better, but Friday it died.
Arrangements for the interment
were made and the body was
placed in a coffin. Saturday
mornmng the matter w'as
brought to the attention of Cor
oner Dargan and he was asked
to hold au inquest. A jury was
empanelled and wvent to the Lide
homlesteadl to view the remains.
As the jury reached the house,
the pallbearers were putting the
little coffin in the hearse, but
the coroner had all proceedings
stopped, opened the cofnin and
allowed the jury to view the
body: after which the coffn was
again fastened up and the fu
neral carried to an endl. It is
not known just what the status
of the case is. That the little
girl wxas sick there can hardly
be any doubt. That her dleath
was thie result of the illness is
also manifest to one not versed
in the scecs Some say that
an atctioni und~er the head of
crimninal neg"lig"ence may result,
but this is mere speculation.
The case is unique anti the out
come will be watched with in
tense interest.
Fatal Bicycle Race.
Ernest Kinard, of Peizer, S. C., is
desperately ill from internal injuries
received from a fall he had in the
bicycle race at Elberton Thursday. He
is not expected to live.
Lost, a Husband.
Mrs. James K. Jolly. S2 Oakridge
street, Norwich, Conn.. writes to Post
master Ensor at Columbia for informa
tion of the whereabouts of her husband,
formerly of the Third Connecticut,
stationed at Summierville. She states
that she heard ojf him in Columbia last.
"I have used your 'Life for the Liver
and Kidneys' with great benefit, and
for D)yspepsia or aay derangement of
the Liver or Kidneys I regard it as be
ing without an equal." James J. Os
borne, Attorney at Law, Boilstona,
cious and wholesome
Five Lives Lost.
The three-masted schooner Aaron
Reppard, Capt. Wessell. lumber laden
rom Savannah to Philadelphia was to
tally wrecked off Gull Shoals, on the
North Carolina coast Thursday. The
icbooner had been in distress nearly
ill day, and went to pieces toward
oight. A life saving crew from the
3ull Shoals life saving station was sent
>ut to rescue the schooner's crew, but
>f the eight men, only three were saved.
[t is not known whether or not Capt.
Wessell is among the five lost.
REMEMBER Tuis.-The habit of per
mitting the harness to remain on the
work horse during the noon hour is as
lazy as it is cruel. The harness should
be stripped off as soon as the horse is
brought in, and he should then be
turned loose to roll if he feel like it.
A fter that he should be rubbed, pains
oeing taken to get his shoulders and
every place where the harness presses
or rubs perfectly clean. At night the
grooming should be repeated. This to
the horse is as refreshing as a bath to a
tired man.
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