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Dr. Talmage Preaches on Spring
time Changes of Residence.
In Which the Need of Patience
an:! Equipoise is Set Furth.
Moving into the Fa
ther's House.
This discourse. of Dr. Talmage is
pertinent at this time of year when many
people ar moving from house to house,
end it teaches lessons of patience and
equipoise in very trying circumstances;
text, Philippians iv, 12, "1 know both
how to be abased, and 1 know how to
Happy Paul' Could you really ac
oommodate yourslf to all circumstances
inlife? Could you go up without pride,
and could you come down without exas
peration? Teach the same lesson to us
We are at a season of the year when
vast populations in all our cities are
changing residence. Having been born
in a house, and having all our lives
lived in a house, we do not have full
appreciation of what a house is. It is
the growth of thousands of years. The
human race first lived in clefts of rocks,
the beasts of the field uroving out of
the caverns to let the human race move
in. The shepherds and the robbers
still live in caverns of the earth. The
troglodytes are a race which to this day
prefer the caverns to a house. They
arewarm, they are large, they are very
comfortable, they are less sabject to
violent changes of heat and cold. We
oome on along down in the history of
the race, and we 3eme to the iodge,
which was a home built out of twisted
tree branches. We come further on
down in the history of the race, and we
come to the tent, which was a home
built with a round pole in the center
and skins of animals reaching out in all
directions, mats on the floor for the
people to sit on.
Time passed on, and the world, after
much invention, came to build a house,
which was a space surrounded by b:oad
stones, againa which the earth was
heaped from the outside. The roof
was made of chalk and gypsum and
coals and stones and ashes pounded to
gther. After awhile the porch was
rn, after awhile the gate. Then hun
dreds of years passed on, and in the
fourteenth century the modern chimney
was constructed. The old Hebrews
had openings in their houses from
which the smoke might escape if it pre
ferred, but there was no inducement
offered for it to leave until the modern
chimney. Wooden keys opened the
door, or the keyhole was large enough
to allow the finger to be inserted for the
lifting of the latch or the sliding of it.
There being no windows, the people
were dependent for light upon lattice
work,.over which a thin veil was drawn
down in time of winter to keep out the
elements. Window glass was, so late
as two or three huandred years ago, in
England and Scotland so great a luxury
that only the very wealthiest could
afford it. A hand mill and an oven and
a few leathern bottles and some rude
pitchers and plates made up the entire
equipment of the culinary department.
But the home planted in the old cave
or at the foot of a tent pole has grown
and enlarged and spread abroad until
we have the modern house, with its
branches and roots and vast girth and
height and Ahpth of comfort and ac
Thank God for your home-not
'merely the house you live in now, but
the house you were born in and the
many houses you have resided in since
you began your earthly residence.
When you go home today, count ever
the number of those houses in which
you have resided, and you will be sur
prised. Once in awhile you will find a
man who lives in the house where he
was born and where his father was born
and his grandfather was born and his
great-grandfather was born, but that is
not one out of a thousand cases. I
have not been more perambulatory than
most people, but I was amazed when I
came to count up the number of resi
dences I have occupied, The fact is,
there is in this world no such thing as
permanent residence.
From some houses the people hadi
*been shaken out by chills and fever
from some houses they had gone be.
cause death or misfortune had occur
red, and all those palaces and mansions
had either changed occuDants or wanted
to change. Take up the directory of
any city of England or America and see
how few people live where they lived
15 years ago. There is no such thing
as permanent residence. I saw Monti
cello, in Virginia, President Jeff ersen's
residence, and I saw on the same day
Montpelier, which was either Madison's
or Monroe's residence, and I saw also
the White House, which was
- President Taylor's residence and Presi
dent Lincoln's residence and President
Garfield's residence. Was it a perma
nent residence in any case? I tell you
.that the race is nomadic and no sooner
. getsin one place than it wants to change
for another place or is compelled to
change for another place, and so the
race invented the railroad and the
steamboat in order more rapidly te get
into some other place than that in
which it was then. Aye, instead of
being nomadie it is immortal, moving
on and moving on. We whip up our
horses and hasten on until the hub of
the front wheel shivers on the tomb
stone and tips us headlong into the
grave, the only permanent earthly resi
dence. But, bless God, even that stay
is limited, for we shall have a resur
My first word, in this part of my dis
course is to all those who move out of
small houses into larger ones. Now we
will see whether, like the apostle, you
know how to abound. Do not, because
your new house has two more stories
than the old one, add two stories to
your vanity or make your brightly
polished silver doorplate the coffin
plate to your buried humility. Many
persons moving into a larger house have
become'arrogant and supercilious. They
swagger where once they walked, they
simper where once they laughed, they
go about with an air which seems to
say, "Let all smaller craft get out of
these waters if they don't want to be
run over by a regular Cunarder." I
have known people who were kind and
amiable and Christian in their smaller
house--no sooner did they go over the
doorsill of the new house than they be
eaine a glorified nuisance. They were
the terror of dry goods clerks and the
amazement of ferryboats into whi(n
lhey swept and if compelled to stand a
moment with condemmautory glance
tiurning all the people seated into
criminals and convicts.
They begsan to hunt up the family!
or unicorn rampant On the 'arriag
door: when, if they had the appropriate
coat of arms, it would have been a but
ter firkin or a shoe last or a plow or a
trowel. Instead of being like all the
rest of us, made out of dust, they would
have you think that they were trickled
out of heaven on a lump of loaf sugar.
The first thing you know of them, the
father will fail in business, and the
daughter will run off with a French
dancing master. A woman spoiled by
a finer house is bad enough, but a man
so upset is siakening. The lavendered
fool goes around so dainty and so pre
cise and so afected in the roll of his
eyes or the whirl of his cane or the
clickin& of the ivory handle his fron:
tee 'h or his effeminate languor, and
his conversation so interlarded with
"oh's" and "ah's" that he is to me a
dose of ipecacuanha. Now, my friends,
if you move into a larger house, thank
God for more room-for more room to
ban your pictures, for more room in
which to gather your friends, for more
room in which to let your children
romp and play, for more room for great
b.okeases tilled with good reading or
wealth of bric a-brac. Have as large
and as fine a house as you can afford to
have, but do not sacrifice your humili
I ty and your common sense; do Dot lose
your balance: do not be spoiled by your
Years ago we were the guests in an
Eglish manor. The statuary, the
ferneries, the botanical and horticul
tural genius of the place had done all
they could do to make the place attrac
tive. For generations there had been
an amassing of plate and costly sur
roundings. At half past 9 o'elock in
the morning the proprietor of the
estate had the bell rung, and some 20
or 30 manservants and maidservants
came in to prayers. The proprietor
of the estate read the Scriptures, gave
out the hymn, his daughter at the
organ started the music, and then, the
music over, the proprietor of the estate
kneeled down and commended all his
guests, all his family, all his employees,
to the Lord Almighty. God can trust
such a man as that with a large estate.
He knows how to abound. He trusted
God, and God trusted him. And I
could call off the roll of 50 merchant
princes as mighty for God as they are
mighty in worldly successes. Ah, my
friends, do not puffed up by any of the
successes of this life, do not be spoiled
by the number of liveried coachmen
that may Ft)p at your door or the sweep
of the long trail across the imported
tapestry. Many of those who come to
sour house are fawning parasites. They
are not so much in love with you as
they are in love with your house and
your successes. You move down next
year to 320 Low Water Mark street and
see how many of their carriages will
halt at your door.
Timon of Athens was a wealthy
lord, and all the mighty men and wo
men of the land came and sat at his
banquet, proud to sit there, and they
drank deep to his health. They sent
him costly presents. He sent costlier
presents back azain, and there was no
man in all the land so admired as
Timon of Athens, the wealthy lord.
But after awhile, through lavish hos
pitality or through betrayal, he lost
everything. Then he sent for help to
those lords whom he had banqueted
and to whom he had given large sums
of money. Lucullus, Lucius, Sem
pronius and Ventidias. Did those
lords send any help to him? Oh, no.
Lucullus said when he was applied to,
"Well, I thought that Timon would
come down; he was too lavish; let him
saffer for his recklessness." Lucius
said, "I would be very glad to help
Timon, but-lhave made large purchases,
and my means are all absorbed." And
one lord sent one excuse and another
lord sent another excuse. But, to the
astonishment of everybody, after awhile
Timon proclaimed another feast. Those
iords said to themselves, "Why, either
Timo-r has had a good turn of fortune
or he his been deceiving us, testing our
love." And so they all flocked to the
banquet apologetic for seeming luke
warmness. The guests were all seated
at the table, and Timon ordered the
cvers lifted. The covers lifted, there
was nothing unde~r them but smoking
hot water. Then Timon said to his
guests, -"'Dogs, lap, lap, dogs!" and un
der the terrific irony they fled the room,
while Timon pursued them with his
anathema, calling them fools of fortune,
destroyors of happiness under a mask,
hurling at the same time the pitchers
and the chalices after them. Oh, my
friends, I would not want to make you
oversuspicious in the day of your suc
ess, but I want you to understand
right well there is a vast difference be
tween the popularity of Timon the pros
prous and Timon the unfortunate. I
want you to know there is a vast differ
ence in the number of people who ad
mire a man when he is going up and
the number of people who admire him
when he is going down.
But I must have a word with those
who move out of large.- residences into
smaller. Sometimes tne pathetic rea
son is that the family has dwindled in
size and so much room is not required,
so they move out into smaller apart
ments. I know there are such cases.
arriage has taken some of the mem
bers of the faawily, death has taken
other members of the family, and af
ter awhile father and mother wake up
o find their family just the size it was
when they started, and they would be
onesome and lost in a large house,
ence they move out of it. Moving
day is a great sadness to such if they
aave the law of association dominant.
There arc the rooms named after the
iferent members of the family. 1
suppose it is so in all your households.
It is so in mine. We name the rooms
after the persons who occupy them.
And then there is the dining hall where
the festivities took place, the holiday
festivities took place, therc is
the sitting room where the
family met night after night, and
there is the room sacred because there
a life started or a life stopped, the Al
pha and the Omega of some earthly
existence. Scene of meeting and part
ing, of congratulation and heartbreak!
Every doorknob, every fresco, every
mantel, every threshold meaning more
to you than it can ever mean to any
one else! When moving out of a house,
I have always been in the habit, after
everything was gone, of going into each
room and bidding it a mute farewell.
There will be tears running down many
cheeks in the Maytime moving that the
carmen will not be able to understand.
It is a solemn and a touching and an
overwhelming thing to leave places for
ever-places where we have struggled
and toiled and wept and sung and
prayed and anxiously watched and ago
nized. Oh, life is such a strange mix
ture of honey and of gall, weddings
and burials, midnoon and midnight
clashing! Every home a lighthouse
against which the billows of many seas
tuble! Thank God that such changes
Are not always going to continue; other
wise the nerves would-give out and the
brain would founder on a dementia
like that of King Lear when his daugh
ter Cordelia came to medicine his do
mestic calamity.
out Uf laft residences tnto :t-4ler
through the t-versal of fortuna. The
property must be sold or the bailiff will
sell it, or the income is less and you
cannot pay the house rent. First of
all, such persons should understand
that our happiness is not dependent on
the size of the house we live in. I
have known people enjoy a small heaven
in two rooms and others suffer a pande
monium in 20. There is as much hap
piness in a small house as in a large
house. There is as much sati:faction
under the light of a tallow candle as
under the glare of a chandelier, all the
burners at full blaze. Who was the
happier John Bunyan in Bedford jail
or Belshazzar in the saturnalia? Con
tentment is something you can neither
rent nor purchase. It is not extrinsic;
it is intrinsic. Are there fewer rooms
in the house to which you move? You
will have less to take care of. Is it to
be stove instead of furnace? All the
doctors say the modern modes of warm
ing buildings are unhealthy. Is it less
pier mirrors? Less temptation to your
vanity. Is it old fashioned toilet in
stead of water pipes all through the
house? Less to freeze and burst when
you cannot get a plumber. Is it less
carriage? More room for robust exer
cise. Is it less social position? Fewer
people who want to drag you down by
their jealousies. Is it less fortune to
leave in your last will and testament?
Less to spoil your children. Is it less
money money for marketing? [ies<
temptation to ruin the health of your
family with pineapples and indigestible
salads. Is it a little deaf? Not hear
ing go many disagreeables.
I meet you this springtim at the
door of your new home, and while I
help you lift the clothesbasket over the
banisters and the carman is getting red
in the faee in trying to transport that
article of furniture to some new desti
nation I congratulate you. You are
going to have a better time this year,
some of you, than you ever had. You
take God and the Christian religion in
your home, and you will be grandly
happy. God in the parlor-that will
sanctify your sociabilities. God in the
nursery-that will protect your chil
dren. God in the dining hall-that
will make the plainest meal an imperial
barquet. God in the morning-that
will launch the day brightly from the
drydocks. God in the evening-that
will sail the day sweetly into the har
And get joy, one and all of you,
whether you move or do not move. Get
joy out of the thought that we are soon
all going to have a grand moving day.
Do you want a picture of the new house
into which you will move? Here it is,
wrought with the hand of a master,
"We know that, if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, a house not
made with hands, eternal in the
heavens." How much rent will we
have to pay for it? We are going to
own it. How much must we pay for it?
How much cash down, and how much
left on mortgage? OurFather is going
to give it as a free gift. When are we
going to move into it? We are moving
now. On moving day heads of families
are very apt to stay in the old house
until they have seen everything off.
They send ahead the children, and they
send ahead the treasures and the valu
ables. Then, after awhile, they will
come themselves. I remember very
well in the country that in boyhood
moving day was a jubilation.
On almost the first load we, the chil
dren, were sent on ahead to the new
house, and we arrived with shout and
laughter, and in an hour we had ranged
through every room in the house, the
barn and the granary. Toward night,
and perhaps in the last wagon, father
and mother would come, looking very
tired, and we would come down to the
foot of the lane to meet them and tell
them of all the wonders we discovered
in the new place, and then, the last
wagon unloaded, the candles lighted,
our neighbors who had helped us to
move-for in those times neighbors
helped each other-sat down with us at
a table on which there was every luxury
they could think of. Well, my dear
Lord knows that some of us have been
moving a good while. We have sent
our children ahead, we have sent many
of our valuables ahead, sent many
treasures ahead. We cannot go yet.
There is work for us to do, but after
awhile it will be toward night, and we
will be very tired, and then we will
start for our new home, and those who
have gone ahead of us they will see our
approach, and they will come down the
lane to meet us, and they wi'. have
much to tell us of what they discovered
in the "house of many mansions," and
of how large the rooms are and of how
bright the fountains. And then, the
last load unloaded, the table will be
spread and our celestial neighbors will
come in to sit down with our reunited
families, and the chalices will be fuill,
not with the wine that sweats in the
vat of earthly intoxication, but with
"the new wine of the kingdom." And
there for the first time we will realize
what fools we were on earth when we
feared to die, since death has turned
out only to be the moving from a sm~i
er house into a larger one, and the ex
change of a pauper's hut for a prince's
castle, and the going up stairs from a
miserable kitchen to a glorious parlor.
.0 house of God not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens!
Squalched by Tillman.
Senator Tillman Lectured at Ann
Arbor, Mich., one night last week,
under the auspices of the Good Govern
ment League, his subjiect being "The
Race Question in the South." The in
cident of the evening was his diatribe
against the negroes. The audience
was composed of students. Directly
in front and alone sat a colored stu
dent, and the senator looked at him in
making his remarks.
"You scratch one of these colored
graduates under the skin," he said,
"and you will find the savage. His ed
ucation is like a coat of paint, like his
There were hisses from several parts
of the house. Senator Tillman smiled
and retorted:
"You must excuse me for my frank
ness. There is nothing of hatred in
my nature for the negroes. When that
man who hissed gets ready to give his
daughter in marriage a negro and proves
by his actions and not by hisses, that
he means businers, I will apologize, and
not before."
The applause whe~h greeted this re
tort was tremendous, and there was no
more hissing during the evening.
Gainesville, Ga., Decc. 8, 1899
Pitts' Antiseptic Invigorator has
been used in my family and I am per
fectly satisfied that it is all, and will
do all, you claim for it. Yours truly,
A. B. C. Dorsey.
P. S.-I am using it now myself.
It's doing me good.-Sold by The Mur
ray Drug Co., Columbia, S. C., and all
A kingdom for a cure.
You need not pay so muoh.
A twenty-five cent bottle cf L. L. & K.
Will drive all ills away.
Many Strikes Are Occuring All
Over the North and West.
Thousand of Union Men Insist on
Shorter Working Hours.
There Seems to be Con
cert of Action.
About 3,000 stone masons and brick
layers in Westchester county, N. Y.,
and a part of the Borough of the
Bronx went on strike Wednesday. The
stone masons demand $3.50 a day, in
stead of $3, The masons' helpers want
$2 a day instead of $1.50. The brick
layers, who have been working nine
hours a day, demand an eight hour day.
Building operations all over West
chester county are at a standstill on ac
count of the strike. Twenty or thirty
of the bosses have granted the men's
terms. At Albany, N. Y., five hun
dred carpenters and sixty plumbers
went on a strike Wednesday.
The struggle for an eight hour work
day, which has been under considera
tion by the labor unions of Philadel
phia began in earnest Wednesday when
according to Secretary Joseph B. Allen,
of the Allied Building trades Council,
workmen representing every branch of
the building trades went on strike to
enforce by a concerted movement the
demands of the union. The movement
for a working day of eight hours and a
general increase of wages, averaging
about 25 per cent., began some months
ago by the amalgamation of all the
trades connected with building. Re
ports received by Secretary Allen at
the council's headquarters in Odd Fel
lows' Temple up to 10 o'clock show the
following have stopped work: Plum
bers and helpers, 650; hod carriers, 500;
mill hands. 300; steam fitters and
helpers, 300; sheet metal workers, 250;
hardwood finishers, 200; mosaic tile
layers and helpers; 102; floor layers,
128; mosaia woikers, 57.
A strike of 300 men employed in the
building trades began in Passaic, N. J.
Wednesday. The men asked for
h rtr hours and more pay.
A(l the union plumbers in St. Paul,
'lich., went on a strike Wednesday in
support of a demand for shorter hours
And an increase in wages. Over eleven
hundred union wood workers, practical
I ly all the employes of the sash and door,
rox fixture and show case factories of
St. Paul and Minneapolis decided to
strike Wednesday.
A dispatch from Omaha says all the
union carpenters in the city are idle to
,;ay and not a single contractor of any
i.nportance is doing anything. The
demand for an eight hour day and an
increase from 35 to 40 cents an hour
and the exclusive use of union label
planing mill material.
The contractors and employees of
Kansas City, Mo., refused demands for
increased wages, and as a result about
1,000 workingmen struck. They in
clude tinners, sheet metal workers, hod
carriers, plasterers and qu~arry workers.
It is probable that the plumbers and
steam fitters will also go out.
Six hundred boilermakers and mold
ers struck at the Stirling Boiler Works,
at Barberton, Ohio, Wednesday morn
ing for an increase of 15 per cent., in
accordance with an ultimatum sent the
company several weeks ago. An at
tempt will be made to resume work
with non-union men and trouble is ex
pected. The company has several
large orders for the Russian Navy.
. A special to the Bee from Tiffin says
that the section men on the Tiffin divi
sion of tile Big Four Railroad struck to
day for an increase in wages of from
$1.15 to $i.25 per day. Tne company
has refused to accede to the demand.
The coremakers at the 0. S. JKelley
Company of Springfield, Ohio, went
out on a strike Wednesday, demanding
a uniform schedule~ of $2.25 per day.
Then men at the Architectural Iron
Works, Grey Iron Foundry, E. W.
Ross Company, Botiendorf Wheel Com
pany and the Armstrong Foundry Com
pany, about 250 in all, went out.
Peaceful Citizens Terrified by the Per
formance of.Old Thunderbolt.
"Old Thunderbolt," one of Paiunee
Bill's stock buffaloes, went mad Wed
nesday afternoon at Chester Pa., and
for half an hour created the wildest con
sternation. The stock wa grazing in
the old baseball grounds at Seventh and
Pennell streets, and five hundred peo
pie were on the grounds wat Bhing the
Suddenly Old Thunderbolt bellowed,
tore up the dirt with his fore feet and
then, wildly tossing his mane, charged
across the grounds. Men, women and
children tiew for safety. Cowboys
sprang on t heir horses and sought to
encircle the w~ad animal, but nothing
could stop his charge. With a crash he
went into and through the stout board
fence enclosing the grounds and gal
loped down the Pennell street, charging
right and left.
Shorty Williams, a cowboy, ran for
his lifg as the buffalo sighted his red
shirt, and went into a barb wire fence,
badly spraining his arm. Hector
Quinn went down in the dust as the
buffalo charged his pony, but for
tunately escaped the mad animal's
horns. A dozen cowboys swung their
lariats in vain.
Finally, just as the buffalo reached
the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Bal
timore railway tracks, a lasso settled
oehihed and he was quickly tied
up and towed, bellowing and snorting,
back to the stables. For some days
past the old buffalo has been acting
queerly. He is about 25 years old and
will be ordered killed by Agent Logan,
of the S P. C. A. of his city.
Editor and Alderman Shoot.
Au aitereation occurred Wednesday
morning between Albert M. William
son, editor of the Florida Journal, a
weekly paper published at Jacksonville
Fla., and 0. W. Stansell, councilman
from the fourth ward, which resulted in
both being wounded. Williamson rode
up Hogan street on a wheel and met
Stansell, who, it is said, knocked him
off with a cane, then fired three shots,
one perforating the famoral artery of
the right leg. Williamson fired two
shots, one entering Stansell's right side.
Neither is wounded necessarily fatal.
The trouble arose over alleged charges
printed in the Florida Journal.
Wont Stop a Charge.
A nong the reports from South Africa
is one to the effect that Mauser bullets
are ineffective in checking a charge of
cavalry. Horses shot through the
lngs and even through the breast were
able to gallop 400 yards before they
Weekly Bulletin of the United States
Weather Crop Service.
The following is the weekly report of
the condition of the weather and the
crops of the State during the past week,
issued last week by Director Bauer of
the South Carolina section of the
United States weather bureau:
The week ending Monday, April 30th
was the warmest of the season to date,
with thbe average temperature about
four degrees warmer than usual. Al
though complaints of cool nights, with
consequent injury to young cotton,
were common, the temperature was
generally favorable on growing crops.
There was sufficient sunshine, except
over the extreme western counties,
where cloudiness prevailed.
Light showers were general on the
24th, and scattered showers on the 27th
the latter generally confined to the
southeastern portions of the State.
While in places farm work was further
delayed by the week's rainfall, it was
as a rule beneficial in softening the
crust that had formed on plowed lands
following the heavy rains of the previ
ous week.
Planted fields are becoming grassy,
and are in need of cultivation, and clay
lands are beconing baked and hard as
they are dry. Over the western half of
the State, preparation of lands and
planting were generally resumed on the
27th on uplands, but lowlands continue
to be two wet to work.
Corn planting is about finished in
the eastern half of the State, where
most of it is up to good stands and is
being cultivated. In places it was in
jured by two much rain. In the west
ern counties there is still much upland,
and all bottom land, corn to plant,
although early corn is coming up to
fair stands. Cut worms, birds and rats
have injured stands, necessitating
much replanting.
Cotton planting is practically finish
ed in the eastern counties, and it is
coming up quickly to good stands.
Some cotton is large enough to plow
and is being chopped. Fields are be
coming grassy. In the central and
western counties, lands for cotton are
not all prepared, and from two-thirds
to one half of the crop remains to be
planted. In places this work was bare
ly begun before the rains of the previ
ous week, but has been resumed and is
being hurried.
Tobacco transplanting made rapid
progress, with plants fine and plenti
ful, although scarce in places. This
work soon will be finished. The first
plants being cultivated. A number of
correspondents report a reduction in
the acreage devoted to tobacco.
Rice planting continues, but is mak
ing slow progress owing to high water
and freshets in the rivers inundating
rice lands and injaring the banks of the
streams. Upland rice is doing well.
All reports on wheat continue favor
able, except that rust has appeared in
spots. Oats are improving, and are be
ginning to head, but are heading low
in places. The oats crop will be larger
than heretofore estimated, owing to
the recent favorable weather condi
The ibdications are that the fruit
orop will be the largest in a number of
years. Apple and paar trees are blight
ing badly. Peaches set a large crop
everywhere, but there are complaints
of the fruit dropping. Strawberries
are ripening, and being shipped. Gar
dens and truck have improved, and
vegetables are becoming plentiful, ex
cept over the western counties, where
gardens are late. Melons and cane
coming up to good stands. Pasturage
abundant. Potato bugs are numerous
and damaging.
Pathetic Story of a Man Who Had But
One Week to Live.
Down in Arizona a dust-clad man
rode up to an adobe hut four days ago!
He was a physician and the cowboy
who brought him had travelled many
miles over the sandy hills and shifting
dry dust. The doctor entered the little
cabin and looked at the man who lay
there in the shadowy bunk.
"You have one week more to live,"
he said.
At that the man in the bunk stirred
and raised himself on his elbow.
"Seven days," he murmured. Then
he sat up in the bunk with some effort
and wrote a telegram.
Wednesday this man, John Gray
Stevenson, son of Kentucky's old gov
ernor, was married to his former wife
at his father's home at Woodlawn, Ky.
The telegram he had sent from the
cabin in Arizona, where he had gone to
seek health, was sent to his old Mis
souri sweetheart, who is now a clerk in
the treasury department. He asked
her to go to Chicago.
The lack of words told that he was
Wednesday she came and found her
former husband. Hie was waiting out
side tbe depot. The driver was told to
go to the court house. And there a li
cense permitting them to remarry was
issued. The ceremony was performed
at the home of David Stevenson, W~ood
"Mr. Stevenson will not live another
week," said his friend and physician.
"It is doubtful whether he will live
another day."
Stevenson was born in Glasgow, Ky..
and his former wife in Marshall, Mo.
They were married 11 years ago and
went to Chicago to live. During the
world's fair Stevenson made considera
ble money in real estate. Six years
ago he became ill from following the
teachings of a sect which he had joined.
The physician intimated that consump
tion would follow unless he built him
self up.
Stevenson went to Arizona to im
prove his health.. In the meantime
Mrs. Stevenson had left her husband.
Ile ad mitted that in his search after
great problems he did not think of her
as often as his duty demanded. She
was le.ft without means of support and
went to Washington, D. C., where she
supported and cared for the two chil
dren. The telegram was the first word
Mrs. Stevenson had heard ..Irom her
husband for four years.
SPARE THE BIRDs-The News and
Courier says farmers in South Carolina
will find matter for reflection in the
statement of the official ettomologist of
[llinois that but for the birds that state
would be "carpeted with insects," at
bhe rate of one to every Equare inch of
ground, in twelve years; and in the
estimate of the United States depart
nent of agriculture that one species of
,parrow "destroys 875 tons of noxious
veed seeds in seven months in Iowa
ilone." Neither noxious weeds nor
2oxious "insects" are scarce in this
Campain Estimates.
As we near the presideitial
campaign the wise men of both
the great parties are beginning to
make estimates of the next elec
toral vote. The New York World
recently published the following
table which gives the prediction
of General Grosvenor, a very
close friend of President -McKin
ley as to the number of electoral
votes he will receive:
Ca'ifornia ...s.... ... 9 North Dakota 3
Connecticut 6 Oio .... 23
Illiaois ............ 24 Oregon 4
Indiana .............15 Pensylvania . 32
Iowa . .......... Rhode Iland . 4
'Main ..........6 SouthDakota . . 4
Massacbusetts .. 15 Vermont.......4
Michigan .......... 14 Wahington..4
Minnesota . 9 West Virginia
New Jersey.....10 Wisconbin.......2
New Hamp hire. 4 Wyoming .. 3
N ew York. . 3
Total ......... ... 260
Alabama ..... Montana ............ 3
Arkansas . 8 Pebrasla . . 32
Colorado.. .....4 Nevada...... .. 4
Florida.........4 Noth Carolina . 11
Georgia.......13 South Carolina 9
Kentucky...-.-13 Tennestee .....12
Idaho......... .........
Louii.a W cn n ...... 8.... . 3a2
Marylandy....... m8 Virginia.. 12
ewi orsipPi ...
lisouri.... ..t7 ITotal ........ 1. 4
Doubtful: Kansas and Dela
This is a liberal estimate for
so extreme and enthusiastic par
tisan as General Grosvenor. He
considers McKinley sure of only
260 electoral votes, whereas he
received 271 in 196. General
Grosvenor concedes to Bryan
Maryland and Kentucky, both
of which went for McKinley in
1896, though Bryan got one of
Kentucky's electoral votes.
Delaware, which also went for
McKinley, he places in the
doubtful list. He also puts
down Kansas as doubtful,
though the Republicans carried
it in 1896 by a pluralitye of 15,
134, The only states claimed by
General Grosvenor for McKin
ley in 1900, which went for
Bryan in 1896 are South Dakota,
Washington and Wyoming, All
of these put together have only
11 electoral votes. The World
publishes also the fol6wing esti
mate of Senator J. K. Jones,
chairman of the National Demo
cratic committee:
Alabama . 11 Montana .......
Arkansas ... ..d..t ebraka.......
Colorado .. ......... 4 Nevada . ......... 8
Delaware...h.ou North Caolin.... 11
Florida ........ 4 South Carolina . 9
Georgia .......13 Tennesse . 12
Idaho ......... *,3 Texas ...........15
K'anSai ............. 10 Utah ............... 8
Kentucky.. 13 Virgi .........12
Louisiana ......8 Vest Virginia kot6
Mryland....... 8 Wyoming .......8
Mississippi.......91 I
Missouri ......17 Tot .........196
Total, 24 sure Democraic States.
Cloradoi.. .........2 4 hd Iln .
Deowae.......... 8 otDkt.
Floie............6 4 emn....
Gera ............... 13 ahn u .
KN s ash........ ......1
Norh Dkot. Mon~taa..........8
Newebrakka6......sota .. . 8
Tennessea........... 1
Ohio..irgini Toa..........31
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Pulls the Record.
The Springfield Republican
pulls the record on President
McKinley and his gang, and
shows that their claims that the
Philippine war is over is a myth.
The average newspaper reader
remember how often during the
last fourteen months dispatches
have been sent from Manila an
nouning the approaching col
lapse of the Fillipino insurrec
tion. He recalls more or less
definitely similar statements
which from time to timehave em
anated from the war department
at Washington. Here is the Re
publican's resume of the official
peace dispatches and interviews:
Before the Filipino war for in
dependence against the United
States broke out on February 4,
1899, it was common talk among
American army officers at
Manila that one good "licking"
would settle Aguinaldo and his
followers for all time to come.
On February 12, 1899, an As
sociated Press dispatch from Ma
nila said that the "optimists"
had "predicted that the terrible
lesson just administered to the
rebels would settle the question
of Filipino indenpendence in
short order." The "optimists"
evidently wanted war because
it was expected to settle things
with such neatness and dis
Gen. Otis and the government
at Washington shared this view
in so far as they expected that
hostilities would be brief. On
February 11, six days after the
first bloody battle, in which at
least 3,000 Filipinos lost their
lives, Gen. Otis in a dispatch
to the war department put the
feeling in this way: "Belief of
old residents that Aguinaldo
will be unable to gather in
future any considerable force."
Washington became very sure
by March 17 that the end was
near, for a dispatch of that date
readw: "The officials believe
that the climax may occur at
any hou.r. The indications are
that hostilities may end within
a very short time."
For some reason the "climax"
did not just then occur, but on
March 24 it was given out at
Washington: "Itis is believed
that after Gen. Otis has delivered
his next. blow the insurgent
army will have ceased to exist."
Gen. Otis himself was very
buoyant in his dispatch of April
3: "Present indications denote
insurgent government in peril
ous condition; its army defeated,
discouraged and scattered. In
surgents returning to their
The next day the war depart
ment assured the country of its
'"conviction" that "the back
bone of the insurrection is
broken, and that the main body
of troops will surrender." Dur
ing April. Gen. Otis was confi
dent that only 30,000 American
soldiers would be necessary to
control the situation. He rather
scorned the' idea of having more
troops sent to him. Then came
these dispatches from Otis in the
usual optimistic vein:
'-Manila, April 29.-Believe
insurgents tired of war."~
"Manila, May .--Signs of in
surgent weakness more apparent
"Manila, May 11.-Signs of
insurgent disintegration daily
The war department again
took a hand in the public confi
dence game on May 18: "The
(official) belief was expressed
that the end of the insurrection
was at hand."
President McKinley, it was
announced on August 12, "be
lieves that Aguinaldo is making
his last play, and that the war
will be over by November 1.
EHe firmly credits this."
During the summer, however,
it was decided to raise another
army of 30,000 men to fight the
Filipinos, and this army was
sent to Gen. Otis, making his
total force about 63,000 men.
About the same time Secretary
Root announced (and most peo
ple believed him) that such war
s there might be in the Philip
pines was confined to one-tenth
>f 1 per cent. of one tribe in the
one island of Luzon. Prof. Dean
. Worcester explained the large
army under Otis as compelled
2ot so much by the fact that
here was any war as that the
United States was carrying on
he most humane military
>perations known to mankind.
And the nlajority of people be
ieved him also. The rainy -sea
on ended, and Otis's army of
>ver 6i0,00'0 men started out, in
ctober last, to deal the final
~rushing blows to the Tagal in
~urrection. O)n November 24
en. Otis seemed to have the
memy pretty well "done for."
Ee wired to Washington:
'Their generals and troops in
mall band scattered through
he provinces acting as banditti
r dispersed."
We had now reached the "rob
er band" stage. It was re-.
orted officially from Washing
on on December 12: "Organ
zed rebellion no longer exists,
nd our troops are actively pur
uing robber bands."
On January 2d, Gen. Otis be
~an the glad new year of 1900
y wiring to Washington: "It
s believed that the insurgents
re widely dispersed. The coun
ry is now covered by troops,
nd our forces occupy Santa
icious and wholesome
MM eo., U om.
pectations concerning the war
in the Philippines, as compiled
from the official standpoint.
From week to week and month
to month the American people
have been told that the war
would soon be over and that
then we should begin our divice
ly-appointed mission of the re
generation of the natives of the
islands. Let us now ask for the
facts as they exist today:
Another rainy season is soon
to open, when chasing "robber
bands" will be practically pro
hibited by the condition of the
The imperialist Outlook's
special commissoner in the Phil
ippines reports: "Let those who
think that the Philippine war
is over visit the islands and
judge for themselves." "With
the exception of a mere hand
ful, too insignificant to be con
sidered, every Filipino in his
heart is an insurrecto and
wishes to drive the Americans
from the islands." -
The list of dead and wounded
cabled periodically by Gen.
Otis shows as high an average
of casualties among the Ameri
can soldiers at the present time
as at any previous period of the
Last week, says a Manila dis
patch, was one of the bloodiest
of the war. There was fight
ing all over Luzon. One thous
and natives were killed. The
New York Times, imperialist,
admitted yesterday: "We do
not hold a foot of the island be
yond the range of ourguns."
Those are the facts of today,
nearly 15 months after the out
break of war. If we should pro
ceed to draw legitimate con
clusions from those facts as to
the responsibility therefor and
the policy which has produced
this welter of chaos and na
tional crime, we should be ac
cused doubtless of abusing the
administration. We say noth
ing of the administration's re
sponsibility or its errors. The
facts speak for themselves.
The facts certainly tell the
story most eloquently.
One of the Most Touching Tragedies
of the Santa Fe Trail.
One of tihe most touching of the
many tragedies of the old Santa Fe
trait occurred at Newton, Kan., in ear
ly days and the chief actor was an old
man dwarfish In stature and deformed,
who kept a saloon and gambling
house. He had a wonderfully inteilli
gent face and quick, shrewd eyes, and
had only two apparent objects In life.
One was to accumulate money, for he
was a perfect miser, and a handy man
at all games of cards, and the other
was a watchful and tender solicitude
for the welfare of his daughter, the
only being for whom he ever showed
any respect or affection. She was a
beautiful girl, bright and intelligent,
and apparently she loved the crooked
old miser.
The story werit that she was his on
ly child, and that he had come West
to make a fortune in order that when
she grew to womanhood she~ might
live like a lady In the States.
The girl was about seventeen, and
was so carefully guarded that she was
discontented, and used to have sly
flirtations with cowboys and other
hangers-on at the camp, which would -
have ended in murder had the old
man discovered them. While he was at
thle card table she was chattering at
the rear of her tent with one of her
many lovers. And one night she
The old man used to gamble all night
and sleep all day, and when he awoke
one afternoon from his slumbers he
detected her absence. A cowboy named
"Bunny" was also missing, and the
old man, by making inguiries, discoy
ered that they had been seen togeth
er during the previous evening. He
crawled through the town like a wild
cat, and borrowing a horse, buckled
his revolver belt around him and
started across the prairIe toward the
ranch where "Bunny" was employed.
The next day he returned to New
ton, but sold out his traps and disap
peared forever.
Two days later travelers along the
road reported that they had found in
an abandoned mud hut near the riv
er tivo corpses, those of a beautiful
girl and a stalwart young man. They
were on their knees, their right hands
were clasped, and a prayer book, cov
ered with blood, lay on the floor be
side them. The old man had discov
ered the betrayal of his daughter by
"Bunny," had married them himself
and then shot them both through the
Mounted policemaa Matt Faulds of
Hghbridge Station, New York, was
thrown from his horse and instantly
killed. __ _ _ _ _ _
Democrat. Will Win.
"Bryan will be nominated. I think
the Demoarats will win. We shall go
into this fight solid," says Win. L.
Wilson, "the scholar in politics," the
ablest member of Cleveland's second
cabinet. And "the hope of the people
is in the Democratic party this fall"
says Governor Pingree of Michigan, in
dependent Republican and the strong
est political figure in his-State. These
opiions, coming from leaders of ele
ments so widely differing in the past,
are signs of the ground-swell which
has already set in for Democracy.
Bryan has conquered the confidence of
the men who once distrusted and bit
terly opposed him. He grows greater
in the public estimation month by
month, while McKinley dwindles. -
Columbia State.
Rural Delights.
These are the days
When Johnny strays
From school-the worst of Sinners;
And hies him quick
Down to the "crick,"
And fishes there for "mainners.
-Indianapolis Press.
The devil invented heresy so that the
churches would be so busy They would
let him alone.

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