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Dr. Talmage on the Splerdors
of the New Jerusalem.
Surpass the Comprehension of
the Finite Mind. There
Will Be No Parting
In this discourse Dr. Talmage lifts
the curtain from eternal felicities and
in an unusal way treats of the heavenly
world; text, I Corinthians ii, 9, "Eye
hath not seen nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of nman. the
things which God bath prepared for
them that love him."
The city of Corinth has been called
"the Paris of antiquitY." Indeed, fur
splendor the world holds no such won
der today. It stood on an isthmus
washed by two seas, the one sea bring
ing the commerce of Europe, the other
sea bringing the commerce of Asia.
From her wharfs, in the construction
of wbich whole kingdoms had been ab
sorbed, war galleys with three banks of
oars pushed out and confounded the
navy yards of all the world. Huge
handed machinery, such as modern in
vention cannot equal, lifted ships from
the sea on one side and transported
them on trucks across the isthmus and
set them down in the sea on the other
The revenue officers of the city went
down through the olive groves that
lined the beach to collect a tariff from
all nations. The mirth of all people
sported in her isthmian games, and the
beauty of all lands sat in her theaters,
walked her porticoes and threw itself
on the altar of her stupendous dissipa
tions. Column and statue and temple
bewildered the beholder. There were
white marble fountains into which from
apertures at the side there rushed wat
ers everwhere known for health giving
qualities. Around these basins, twisted
into wreaths of stone, there were all
the beauties of sculpture and architec
ture, while standing as if to guard the
costly display, was a statue of Hercules
of burnished Corinthian brass. Vases
of terra cotta adorned the cemeteries of
the dead-vases so costly that Julius
Casar was not satified until he had cap
tured them for Rome. Armed officials,
the Corintharii, paced up and down to
see that no statue was defaced, no
pedestal overthrown, no base relief
touched. From the edge of the cit y a
hill arose, with its magnificent burden
of columns, towers and temples (1,000
slaves waiting at one shrine), and a
citadel so thoroughly impregnable that
Gibraltar is a heap of sand compared
with it. Amid all that strength and
magnifidence Corinth stood and defied
the world.
Oh, it was not to rustics, who had
never seen anything grand, that Paul
uttered this text. They had heard the
best music that had come from the
best instruments in ali the world; they
had heard songs floating from morningz
porticoes and melting in evening greves;
they had passed their whole lives among
pictures and sculpture and architecture
and Corinthian brass, which had been
molded and shaped until there was no
chariot wheel in which it had not sped,
and no tower in which it had not glit
tered, and no gateway that it had not
adorned. Ah, it was a bold thing for
Paul to stand there amid all that and
say: "All this is nothing. These
sounds that come from the tcmple of
Neptune are not music compared with
the harmonies of which I speak. These
waters rushing in the basin of Pyrene
are not pure. These statues of Baa
ehus and MIercury are not exquisite.
Your citadel of Acrocorinthus is not
strong compared with that which I offer
to the poorest slave that puts down
his burden at that brazen gate. You
Corinthians think this is a splendid
city. You think you have heard all
sweet sounds and seen all beautiful
sights, but I tell you eye hath not seen
nor ear heard, neither have entered
into the heart of man, the things which
God hath prepared for them that love
You see my text sets forth the idea
that, however exalted our ideas of
heaven, they come far- bhort of the real i
ty. Some wise men have been calculat
ing how many furl.>ngs loJg and wid'
is the new Jerusalem, and they has
calculated how many inhabitants the'
are on the earth, how long the eartt
will probably stand, and then they
come to this estimate; That after all
the nations have been gathered to heav
en there will be room for each soul, a
room 16 feet long and 15 feet wide. It
would not be large enough for you. It
would not be large enough for me. I
am glad to know that no human esti
mate is sufficient to take the dimen
sion. "Eye bath not seen, nor ear
heard," nor arithmeticians calculated.
1 first remark that we can get no idea
of the health of heaven. When you
were a child, and you went out in the
morning, how you bounded along the
road or street-you had never felt sor
row or sickness. Perhaps later you
felt a glow in your cheek and a spring
in your step and an exuberance of spirits
and a clearness of eye that made you
thank God you were permitted to live.
The nerves were harp strings and the
sunlight was a doxology, and the rustl
ing leaves were the rustling of the robes
of a great crowd rising up to praise the
Lord. You thought that you knew
what it was to be well, but there is no
perfect health on earth. The diseases
of past generations came down to us.
The airs that now float upon the earth
are not like those which floatea above
paradise. They are charged with im
purities and distempers. The most
elastic and robust health of earth, cem
pared with that which those experi
ence before whom the gates have been
opened, is nothing but sickness and
emaciation. Look at that soul stand
ing before the throne. On earth she
was a lifelong invalid. See her step
now and hear her voice now. Catch,
if you can, one breath of that celestiai
air. Health in all the pulses-healdh
of vision, health of spirits, immortal
health. No racking cough, no sharp
pleurisies, no consuming fevers, no ex
hausting pains, no hospitals of wound
ed men. Health swinging in the air,
health flowing in all the streams, health
blooming on the bank-s. No headaches,
no side aches, no back aches. Thai
child that died in the agonies of croup,
hear her voice now ringing in thle an
them. That old man that went boved
down with the infirmities of age, see
him talk now with the step of an im
mortal athlete-forever young again.
That night when the needlewoman
fainted away in the garret, a wave of
the heavenly air resuscitated her for
ever. For everlating years ro have
neither ache, nor pain, nor weakness,
nor fatigue. "Eye hath not see it,
ear hath not heard it.". -
crld e oU:; idea Of the spI"dors
of heaven. John tries to describe them.
He says, "the 12 gates are 12 pearl,"
and that "the foundations of .the wall
are garnished with all manner of
preccous stones." As we standlooking
through the telescope of St. John, we
see a blaze of amethyst and pearl and
emerald and sardonyx and chrysoprasus
and sapphire, a mountain of light, a
cataract of color, a sea of glass and a
city like the sun. John bids us look
again, and we see thrones-thrones of
the prophets, thrones of the patriarchs,
thrones of the angels, thrones of the
apostles, thrones of the martyrs, throne
of Jesus-thioe of God. And we
turn round to see the glory, and it is
throres, thrones, thrones!
John bids us look again and see the
great procession of the redeemed pass
inc Jess, on a white horse, leads the
oareh. and all the armies of heaven
fe1ow on white horses. Infinite caval
Cade passing, passing; empires pressing
into line, ages following ages. Dis
pen-ation tramping after dispensation.
1lory in the track of glory. Europe,
Asia. Africa, North and South AmericA
pressing into lines. Islands of the sea
shoulder to shoulder. Generations be
fore the flood following generations
after the flood, and as Jesus rises at
the head of that great host and waves
his sword in signal of victory, all
crowns are lifted and all ensigns swung
out and all chimes rung and all halle
luiahs chanted. and some cry, "Glory
to God most high!' and some, "Ho
sanna to the son of David!" and Fome,
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!"
-till all exclamations of endearment
and homaze in the vocabulary of
heaven are exhausted, and there comes
up surge after surge of "Amen! Amen!
and Amen!" "Eye bath not seen it,
ear hath not heard it." Skim from the
summer waters the brightest sparkles,
and you will get no idea of the sheen of
the everlasting sea. Pile upthesplen
dors of earthly cities, and they would
not make a stepping stone by which
you might mount to the city of God
I Every house is a palace. Every step
is a triumph. Every covering" of the
head a coronation. Every meal is a
barquet. Every stroke from the tower
is a wedding bell. Every day is a ju
bilee, every hour a iapture and every
moment an ecstasy. "E)e hath not
seen it, ear hath not heard it."
I remark further, we can get no idea
of the reunions of heaven. if you
have ever been across the seas and met
a friend or even an acquaintance in
some strange land, you remember how
your blood thrilled and how glad you
were to see him. Wbat will be our joy
after we have passed the seas of death
to meet in the bright city of the Lord
those from whom we have long been
separated. After we have been away
from our friends 10 or 15 years and we
come upon them we see how differently
they look. Their hair has turned, and
wrinkles have come in their faces, and
we say, -How you have clangeal"
But, oh, when we stand before the
throne, all cares gone from the face,
all marks of sorrow disappeared and
feeling the joy of that bletsed land,
methinks we will say to each other
with an exultation we cannot now
imagine, "How you have changed?"
In this world we only meet to part.
It is goodby, oodby. Farewells fh at
ing tlie air. We hear it at the rail car
window anid at t he steamnboat wharf
goodbye. (nildren lisp it, and old
age answers it. Sometimes we say it
in a light way-"goodbye"-and some
times with anguish in which the soul
breaks down-goodbye! Ah, that is
the word that ends the thanksgiving
banquet; !hat is the word that comes
in to close the Christmas chant. Good
bye, gyodbyo. But not so in heaven.
WXelcomes in the air, welcomes at the
house of many mansions, but no good
bye. That group is constantly being
augmented. They are going up from
our circles of earth to join it-little
voices to join the anthem, little hands
to take hold ini the great home circle,
little feet to dance in the eternal glee,
little crowns to be cast down before the
feet of Jesus. Our friends are in two
groups-a group this side of the river
and a group on the other side of the
river. Now there goes one from this
to that and aniother from this to that,
and soon we will all be gene over. How
many of your loved ones have already
entered upon that blessed place? if I
should take p-.per and pencil, do you
think I could put them all down? Ah,
my friends, the waves of Jordan roar
so hoarsely we cannot hear the joy on
the other side when that group is aug
A little ahild's mother had died, and
they comforted her. They said:
"Your mother has gone to heaven.
Don't cry," And the next day they
went to the graveyard, and they laid
the body of the mother down into the
ground, and the little girl came up to
the verge of the grave and, looking
said, "Is this heaven?" We have no
idea what heaven is. It is the grave
here-it is darkness here-but there is
merrymaking yonder. Methinks when
a soul arrives, some angel takes it
around to show it the wonders of that
blessed plare. The usher angel says to
the newly arrived: "These are the
martyrs that perished at Piedmont;
these were torn to pitees at the-inquisi
tion; this is the throne of the great
Jehovah; this is Jesus." "I am going
to see Jesus," said a dying boy. "I
am going to see Jesus." The missionary
said, "You are sure you will see him?'
"Oh, yes; that's what I want to
go to heaven for." "But," said the
missionary, "suppose Jesus should go
away from heaven-what then?" I
should follow him," said the dying boy.
"But if Jesus went down to hell-what
then?' The dying boy thought for a
moment and tnen said, "Where Jesus
is there can be no hell!" Oh, to stand
in his presence! 'hat will be heaven!
Oh, to put our hand in that hand which
was wounded for us on the cross-to go
around amid the groups of the redeemed
and shake hands with the prophets and
apostles and martyrs and with our own
dear belo.'ed ones! That will be the
great re'unioni. We can- at imagine it
now. Ocr loved ones see so far away.
When we are in trouble and lonesome,
they don't seem to come to us. We go
on to the banks of the Jordan and call
aeross to them, but they do not seem
to hoar. We say, "Is it wefl with the
child? is it well with the loved ones?"
ad we listen to hear if any voice come
bkover the waters. None, none!
Unbelief says, "They are dead, and
they arc annihilated," but blessed be
Gd we have a Bible that tells us dif
ferent! We open it, and we find they
are neither dead nor annihilated -that
they never were so much alive as now
that they are only waiting for our com
in and that we shalijin them on the
other side of the river. Oh, glorinus
reunion, we cannot grasp it now! "Eye
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of man, the
thgs which God hath prepared for
thetm that love him."
What a place of explanation it will
be! I see every day profound mysteries
of providence. There is no question we
ask of:euer than Why? There are hun
dreds of graves in Greenwood and Lau
rel 11111 that need to be explained.
lums for !.he idioti Snu insane, ala- I
houses for the destitute and a world of'
pain and misfortune that demand more |
than human solution. God vill clear
it all up. In the light that pours from
the throne no dark mystery can live.
Things now utterly inserutable will be
illumined as plainly as though the
answer was written on the jasper wall
or sounded in the temple anthem.
Bartimeus will thank God that he was
blind, and Joseph that he was east into
the pit, and Daniel that he denned
with the lions, and Paul that he was
humpbacked, and David that he was
driven from Jerusalem, and that in
valid, that for 20 years he could not
lift his head from the pillow, that wid
ow, that she had such hard work to earn
bread for her children. The song will
be all the grander for earth's weeping
eyes and aching heads and exhausted
hands and Fcourged backs and martyred
agonies. But we can get no idea of
that anthem her.,. We appreciate the
power of secular music, but do we ap
preciate the power of sar.,d song?
There is nothing more inspiring to me
than a whole cOnt regation lifted on thet
wave of holy melody. When we sing
some of those dear old pzalms and ;iunes,
they rouse all the memor.ei of the past.
Why, some of them were cradle songs
in our father's house! Thev are all
sparkling with the morning dew of a
thousand Christian Sabbaths. They
were sung by brothers and sistr3 gone
now, by voices that were aged and
broken in the music, voices none the
less sweet because they did tremble and
When I hear these ol songs sung, it
seems ai if all the old country meeting
houses joined in the chorus and city
church and sailor's bethel and western
cabins until the whole continent lifts
the doxology and the scepters of eter
nity beat time in the music. Away,
then, with your starveling tunes that
chill the devotions of the sanctuary and
make the people sit silent when Jesus
is marching on to vicry. When gen
erals come Iack from victorious wars,
do we not che r them and shout,
"Huzza, huzza?' And when Jesus
passed along in the conquest of the
(arth, shall we not hare fhr hi one
loud, ringing cbet r?
All hail the powr of Jesus' name!
Let ageis I r strate fall.
Bring foith the ro.al diadem
And erown him Lord of all.
But, my friends, if music on esrth is
soaseet what will it be in heaven!
They all know the tune thcr.. All the
best singer4 of all the ages will j.>in it
choirs of white r .bed children, choirs
of patrizr,:hs, choirs of apostles Morn
ing stars slapping their eymbals.
Harpers with their harri Great an
thems of God roll on! roil on!-other
<mpires join the harmrny till the
thrones are all f1ll and tle nations all
saved. Anthem shall touch anthem,
chorus join ch(ras, and all ihe sweet
sounds of eaith and heavr be po.ured
into the ear of Ci.rist. David of the
harp will he there. Gabriel of the
trumpet will be tlere. G..rnany. re
deemed, will pour its deep bass voice
into the song, and Afr:ca will add to
the music with her matebless zoices
I wish in our closing hymn today we
might catch an echo that slips from the
gates. Who knows but that when the
heavenly door opens today to let some
soul through there may come forth the
strain of the jubilant voices until we
catch it? Oh, that as the song drops
down from heaven it might meet half
way a song coming up from earth.
They rise for the doxology, all the
multitude of the best! Let us rise with
them, and so at this hour the joys of
the church on earth and the joys of the
church in heaven will mingle their
chalices, and the dark apparel of our
mourning will seem to whiten into the
spotless raiment of the skies. God
rant that through the mercy of our
Lord Jesus we may all 2et there!
The State Executive Committee.
The followiDE are the names of the
State Executive Committee as was
annoneed in the State Convention
Wed nesd i:
Abbeville-A W Jones.
Aiken-W WV Williams.
Anderson-J Perry Glenn.
Barnwell-G D Bellinger.
Bamberg-S G Mayfield.
Beaufort-Thos Martin.
Berkeley-S J McCoy.
Charleston-J F Rafferty.
Clarendon-Louis Appelt.
Cherokee-Jno. T Littlejoho.
Chester-T J Cunningham.
Chesterfield-G J Rledfearn.
Colleton-J W Hill.
Darlington-A J A Parrott.
Dorchester-J D Bivins.
Elgefield-L J Williams.
Fairfield-Thos. H Ketchin.
Florence-D) 11 Traxler.
Greenville-M L Dmaldsen.
Greenwood-D H Magill.
Hampton-W HI Mauldin.
Horry-Jno. A McDermott.
Kershaw-C L Winkler.
Lan::aster-T Y Williams.
Laurens-N B Dial.
Lexington-D J Griffith.
Marion-S G Miles.
Marlboro-W D Evans.
Newberry-Cmle L Blease.
Oconee-J J Keith.
Orangebure-W 0 Tatum.
Pickens-R F Smith.
Richland- Wilie Jorcs.
Spartanburg -N L Bennett.
Salada-R B Watson.
Sumte--Rt D Lee.
jUnion-J F Pea'ke.
Williamsburr- 3 El Blackwell.
York-J C WVilboro.
At a meeting of the Comm'ttee Col.
Wilie Jones was re-elected State Chair
Too Thia.
Administration organs are boasting
that if there has beea stealing in Cuba
the thieves will be detected. That is
too thin. The fact that the men who
have been found guilty of robbing the
government in Cuba were trusted em
ploys, picked out by the administra
tion, because of their peculiar fitness
for the work in hand, as advertised,
proves that imperialism means not only
a departure from the true prineiples of
this government but carpet-baggery
and corruption.-Spartanburg ~Hrald.
A Warning to Girls.
An Iowa young man not long ago
proposed marriage to a young woman,
but hearing that her hair was false, he
declined to fulfill his engagement. Snec
brought suit against him for breh or
promise, but she was nonsuitedI on Lhe
ground that she had won the young
man's affections under fale Vet tas.
Gainesville, Ga.. Dec. 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
druggists.___________ tf
A kingdom for a cure.
You need not pay so much.
A twenty-five cent bottle of L. L. & K.
Will drive all ills away.
donnection with the penitentiary scans
dal. He then compared the free bar
room in the State capitol during Re
publican times with the free sample
rooms at the State dispensary during
Tillman's administration as governor.
His arraignment of Tillman in con
nection with the dispensary and the
penitentiary scandals was here inter
Mr. Stevenson, the presiding officer
ruled that the record of Tillman in the
senate, not prior to that time, was
now under discussion. There was mild
cheering from Tillman's friends.
Senator Tillman asked that "this
man" be not disturbed in the enjoy
ment of this luxury, it is not often he
could got people to listen to him.
There was more cheering and cries for
"Tillman" and for "Youmans."
Senator Tillman had during the first
part of the excoriation sat perfectly un
moved, on the seat dirce.ly in front of
the cb:.ir which Col. Youmans had oc
cupied, but his "fighting face" showed
the return of the fire of former bouts.
Mr. Youmans aciniesced in the rul
ing of the chair and did not conclude
his speech.
Mr. A. H. Patterson of Barnwell as
sured the convention that Mr. You
mans did not represent the people of
Barnwell county in his rem irks.
Mr. Youmans-There is the record.
It speaks for itself.
The vote on the motion to table Mr.
Youman's motion to table the resolu
tions was carried. There was only one
vote in the negative-that of Mr. You
mans. The resolutions were then
adopted by a rising vote, Mr. Youmans
again being the only one voting in the
There were more demonstrations of
applause, and the report of the com
mittee on constitution and by-laws was
then taken up and disposed of.
This concluded the work of the con
vention, and before the resolutions of
thauks to presiding officer, clerks, etc.,
some delegate sent up a resolution re
questing a speech from Senator Till
mitan. This was adopted by the con
Senator Tillman accepted the invita
tion and made a short address, which
was confined almost exclusively to na
tional affairs. He said that he didn't
k.e to talk as he once did, because he
:i heard so much talk in the senate.
Four years ago there was feverish
ness and uncertainty as to the policy
of the national Democratic party. Mr.
Cleveland and his party had scuttled
the ship. The national convention at
Chicag.o was inspiring in the uprising
of the people. It was the first genuine
Democratic convention since .the war.
its action represents the revival of the
party of Jefferson on the only lines of
-iurability. We now face another cam
paign. It has been estimated that a
I uiiion Democrats left the party in
1896. We went into that campaign
disorganized with the Palmer and
Buckner party split off, and scared the
opposition nearly to death. If a hard
fight was necessary then, it is doubly
so now. The Republican majrity is
arrogant in the extreme and is rushing
into a plutocracy which will wreck the
government. Hanna had $16,00)0,000
with whteh to buy votes in 1896
We need money to carry speakers
and literature into the middle west.
We are still face to face with the
Philippine war, which has cost us
$120,000,000 (including the navy) and
requires the services of 65,000 men.
McKinley had brought on that war ex
pecting the Filipinos to disband at the
first rush. He had sat in the senate
and heard them talking of using the
Philippines as stepping stone to China.
He declared that the Rlepublican party
has great schemes of aggrandizement.
He defended his position on the China
open door question in China. He
would stand by it, but he did not favor
using the Philippines as a stepping
He was applauded in his reply to the
statement that he was in favor of South
Carolina getting her share of the steal
ing in Washington. It did not imply
a surrender of any principle. The
south pays one-third of -the taxes and
gets but a tenth in return, and he con
tended it was but right for South tCaro
lina to get her share of the appropri't
This country is in danger. If Mr.
McKinley is elected it means an alli
ance with England. Inordinate greed
is behind Engiand's unholy war in Af
rica. The carpet-bagger will get the
benefit, and we must keep a standing
army of 200,000 men, and if the trena
of affairs keeps up that army will be
brought back to this country to shoot
the people of this country into subj c
tion to the will of the trusts. He had
denounced the Republicans to their
faces as hypocrites, and the people of
this State had never heard of it. "If
the conspiracy of silence among some
of the newspipers to keep my constitu
e-nts from knowing what I do keeps up,
1 cao't help it," he said with a consid
erabic show of feeling.
Poe e ervn'ion then ad journed.
W~e luily agree with the Columbia
State that the prevalene3 of perfect
harmony in the ranks of the Democ
racy of South Carolina was most strik
ingly exemplfied Wednesday in the
State Democratic convention when Ex
Gov. John C. Shepparl arose, nomina
tions for delegates-at-large to the
national convention having been called
for, and presented in behalf of the
Elgefield delegation the name of the
Hion. B. R. Tillman, and Mr. Goagrove
of Charleston was first to rise and Eec
ond the nomination. The convention
to a mtan noted the incident. The
State says this was the most represen
tative body of men seen here in a long,
long time. The main body was com
posed of staunch citizens of all callings.
More Soldiers Killed.
A dispatch from Manila says the
rumored engagement in Samar has been
confirned by reports recently received
from Maj.'r Hlenry T. Allen, 43d regi
'ment, U. S. V. I., com-nanding Samar
Island. That detachment of thrity-one
men, stationed at Catubig, were at
tacked April 15 by six hundred men
with two hundred riffe~s and one can
non. Our macI 'uirt.rsd in convent,
which "a neerd next day by burning
e'mnp thrown from adjoining church.
Detachment escaped by river. Men
aztting into boat were killed; remaining
uien entrenched themselves near river
and held out two days longer, facing
most adverse circumstances, until res
cued by Lieut. Sweeney and ten men.
Over two hundred of attacking party
(many of them are reported having come
from Luzon Island) reported killed and
many wounded. Lieut. Sweeney re
ports streets covered with dead insur
S. A. Swails, a leader of the Repub
lican party in the days of Moses and
Patterson, died at his home in King
stree last Thursday. He was State
Senator from Williamsburg county dur
Dates on Which They Will be
Held in Each County.
A Work That Has Required Much
Painstaking Effort on the Part
of Mr. McMahan.
Superintendent McMahan has, after
several months of hard study, much
travel and a very elaborate correspond
ence, about completed the selection of
the instructors for the summer normal
schools in the various counties. Most
of the selections were made from those
who were in attendance at the State
school at Winth rop last year. The fol
lowing is a list of the schools that wi'l
be held, with the instructors and the
dates; that is, the instructors appointed
They have not all accepted:
Abbeville, June 11 to July 7-Thos.
P. Harrison. professor of Eniglish at
Davidson college; J E Buzhardt, prin
cipal of Mullins school.
Aiken, July 16 to Aug. 11-Claude
C Legge, principal of Bennett school,
Charleston; Elizabeth W McLean,
teacher in Sumter graded school.
Anderson, June 11 to July 7-Thos
C Walton, superinteudent Anderson
graded schools; J S McLupas, assistant
professor of English at Clemson college;
Virginia R Brodie, instructor in draw
Barnwell, July 30 to Aug. 25-W H
Jones. superintendent Barnwell graded
school; S W Reeves, former teacher
at Marion, now at Cornell university.
Berkeley, at St. Stephens, July 30
to Aug. 25-H G Sheridan, principal
of Holly Hill school; Miss Aen-s Me
Master, teacher in Columbia city
Charleston, July 16 t-> Aug. 11-W
K Tate, principal Memminger Normal
Charleston; G A Wauchope, adjunct
professor of Eaglish, South Carolina
Chester, June 11 to July 7-R M
Kennedy, superintendent of Camden
graded school,; Blanche O'Neale, teach
er in Columbia city schools.
Clarendon, at Manning, Aug. 15 to
Sept. 11-W H Wannamaker, princi
pal high school, Spartanburg; - Percy
Inabinet, superintendent of Manning
graded school.
Colleton, at Walzerboro, July 16 to
Aug. 11-Thos G Wilkinmoo, superin
teadent Echools at Walterboro; D L
Rambo, teacher in Sumter graded
Darlington. Jane 4 to June 30-W H
Hand. superintendent Chester graded
schools; L szie Alexander, icacher Wil
liamston Female collere.
Elgefield, July 16 to Aug. 11
Wm M Clyde, principal boys' high
school, Montgomery, Ala.; D D Wal
lace, professor of history, Wufford col
Fairfield. at Winnsboro, Aug. 6 to
Sept. 1-0 A Greaser, teacher in Onar
leston High school.
Georgetown, Pawley's Island, Junc
11 to July 7-Thos B Hamby, superin
tendent graded school at Georgetown;
Jackson Hamilton, princi1 al at Fort
Greenville, Aug. 27 to Sept. 22-W
K Tate, principal Memminger Normal
school, Charleston; HIugh Hasynes
worth, principal Fountain Inn; Miss
Lucas, fiom Charleston, instructor in
Hampton, July 16 to Aug. 11-B IH
Johnstone, former superintendent of
Barnwell graded schools, now at
Chicago university; Miss Penelope
Mc Duffie, Narion graded schools.
Hlorry, at Conway, Jusne 4 to June
30-E C CJoker, superintendent Mar
graded schools; S W Carwile, superin
tendent Conway graded schools.
Kershaw, at Camden, June 11 to
July 7-J D Rast, Darlington graded
schools; WV H MlcNairy, Chester graded
Lancaster, June 11 to July 7-L T
Baker, superintendent Lancaster graded
schools: Sarah Chandler, Spartan
burg, city schools.
Laurens, June 11 to July 7-Frank
Evans, superintendent Spartanburg
schools; J Porter Hollis, Chester
graded schools; Margaret Law, instruce
tor in drawing.
Lexington, July 16 to Aug. 13-P T
Brodie, professor mathematics Clemson
college; Jno. J George, student Colum
bia university, New York.
Marion, July 16 to Aug. 13-E C
Coker, superintendent Marion schools;
J S McLucas, assistant professor Eng
lish at Clemson college; Virginia R-.
Brodie, instructor in drawing.
Marlboro, at Ben nettsville, June 4 to
June 30-Nathan Tome, superintend
ent Bennett-,ville schools; S A Cham
bers, principal Gaffney High school.
Newberry. Aug. 15 to Sept. 11-E C
McCants, superintendent Blackville
graded schools; R McC. Perrin, teacher
Porter Military academy; Margaret
Law, instructor in drawing.
Oconee, at Walhalla, June 1.8 to July
14-S H Elmunds, superintendent
Sumter school.'; Eloise Welch, New
berry grade schools.
Orangeburg (date not fixed) -W K
Sligh, professor mathematics Newberry
3ollege; J K Owens, Yorkville graded
Pickens, June 11 to July 7-E L
flushes, supertntendent Greenville city
schoole; C E Johnson, principal Colum
Richiand, at Columbia High school,
Aug. ]5 to Sept. ll-Wmn. M Clyde,
principal boys' high school, Mont
gomery, Ala ; D D Wallace. professor
history, Wriford college; Miss G;rehamt,
instructor in drawing.
Spartanburg. June 11 to July 7-A G
R mnbert, professor at Wufford college;
Sarah C. Thurston, Columbia High
Sumter, Aug. 15 to Sept. 1-J D
Rast, Darlington city schools; Fannie
McCants, Coletmbia High school, F. L.
Saunders, drawisng.
-. Juaec 4 to 30-L W Dick,
suprintendent Aiken schools; Datvis
Je r os, superintendent Uaion schools.
Williamsburg. at Kigstree, July 16
to Aug. 11-J WV Thomson, professor
pedagogy at Winthrop college; Emnma J
Roach, Rock Hill schools
York, at Yorkville-J W Thomson,
professor pedagogy, Winthrop college;
Miss A A Dunbar, practice teacher at
Winthrop: Miss F L Saund..rs, draw
Bamberg, July 16 to Aug. 11-J Ar
thur Wiggins, principal Denmark
Cherokee, at Gaffney-W F McAr
thur, county superintendent; L T Mills,
Camden graded schools.
Dorchester, at St. Georgs-J L
Mann, superintendent Florence schools;
Jessie McKenzte, Florence schools.
Florence, Aug. 15 to Sept. 1 1-Thos.
A Sharpe, superintendent Darling ton
city schools; Alma Bo3 d, Spartanburg
Greenwood, Aug. 6 to sept. 1
Leonard T Baker, superintcndcnt Lan
caster graded schools; Sarah Chandler,
Spartanburg city schools.
Saluda (date not fixed) -E C Mc
Cants, principal Blackville schools; J
Portcr Holiis, Rock Hill graded schools.
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I Wonder.
I wonder if. when I wander out
Through the realm of eternal space,
And leave bebied this world of our-,
With its light ani love and grace:
Waen my oul goes forth to the dim un
Like a rudderless ship at sea.
And gropes and rtruggles to grap the shore
Of tt e mystical great -to be';
I wonder if I shall ever look back
To this old wor d I have known,
With longing eyes and an aching heart,
For what is forever gone?
I wender if, when I clasp the hands
Of the 1->ved of long ago
Who croied the stream In the weird gone
And, sturely, I shall know
Their forms and faces and hear the souad
of their voices. ne'er forg t
I wonder if I shall sti-l turn back
And long for what I have n t?
Lutg for ihos4e who are lert behind
To suffer and in'il and strive
In the cold wor:d's troublous atmosphere.
For the sake of b ing tl vet?
I war der if, when it is over at last
And I s-and in the pure new life,
I shall everremember th At this old, old w ,rld.
Wi-h it- sin and t4orrow and strife?
Sh-.l I think of the flush on the sunset hills,
Of the sta-s in the pale blue sky,
of the mighty ocean, heiting the shore
W.en the Tagiog tide runs big'?
. ill the doubt a' d dread forever be fled,
That trouble life here below?
Will the love and the longing be salisfied?
Ab. very soon I shall know!
Good Sense.
Some young girls have a good
share of excellent sense, as wit
ness this account from a New
York paper: "At our hotel was
a young girl, educated, clever,
up-to-date. A handsome young
fellow was paying her the most
devoted attention, whenever he
was sober enough to do so, and
all of us felt very anxious lest
attractive manners and lavish
dlisplay of wealth should win the
girl. One evening late she came
into my room, and settling her
self on the pillows of the couch,
said: "John proposed tonight,
went down on his knees, said I
was the only power on earth that
could save him. and if I didn't
consent to be his wife he would
fill adrunkard's grave." "What
did you say?" I asked breath
lessly. "Well," she replied, "I
told him that I was not running
a Keely cure, but if he really
wanted to be saved from a
drunkard's grave I could give
him the address of several I had
heard highly recommended'"
We commend the good sense of
this young woman to all young
women when they feel inclined
to marry a drunkard to reform
THE house Thursday by a very
narrow margin of two votes un
seated Mr. Crawford of North
Carolina, a Democrat, and
seated in his place Mr. Pearson
of North Carolina, who was a
member of the Fifty-fourth and
Fifty-fifth congresses. T h i s
makes the third Democrat turned
out of the present house.
Gov. McSweeney Thursday
received a long letter from a
married woman in Greenwood
county detailing all her troubles.
She says she recently left her
husband because of his cruelty
to her. Then she concluded
with an appeal to the governor
to grant her the privilege of
marrying again "as I am a
THE Washington Post gives a
whole chapter of fact in the fol
lowing terse lines: "The south
ern Republicans lay great stress
on the votes of the colored
brother when they are after a
congressional seat to which a
Democrat has been elected. But
when it comes to selecting the
black man as a delegate to the
Philadelphia convention-well,
that is another story.
THE Democratic convention
of Tennessee reported a platform
containing a plank on expansion
which did not mean anything
and was a straddle as favorable
to the view of McKinley as of
Bryan. It was promnptly re
pudiated by the convention and
a straight-out plank condemn
ing the position of the Republi
can party and standing squarely
by the position of Bryan was
AT the race conference being
held in Montgomery, Alabama,
Hon. Bourke Cockran of New
York, it is stated, scored the
most brilliant success of the race
conference in the closing oration.
He boldly advocated the repeal
of the 15th amendment to the
Federal constitution. He ar
gued that it was a bad limb on
the tree; that it had been nulli
fied by the States; that it had
been lynched, so to speak, by
the people of the South.
A full report of the proceedingof the
Democratic State Convention will be
found in this issue. Reed it, and keep
AB50mmTEY a
Makes the food more dell
Hole '"ored in a Bluff as if by a Can
non Ball.
A little group of solid citizens was
standing- on Baronne street, New Or
leans, watching a cleaning gang at
work with the hose.
"That reminds me of old days in Cal
Ifornia," said one of the party as the
stream veered slightly and shaved off
the corner of a pile of dirt. "I never
realized how much force could be de
livered by a jet of water," he con
tinued, "until I tried hydraulic mining.
It was In 1870. up on the Sacramento
river. They had brought a stream
down the Sierra Nevada Mountains in
a big 'flume' that ended in a length of
wire-wrapped hose and a six-foot noz
zle with arm on the side for a couple
of men to take hold of.
"They played the stream on a big
bluff directly opposite, and it bored out
the solid, packed foundation like living
fire eating into tinder. For a dozen
feet from the nozzle the water seemed
like a hard blue bar and there was
something strange and murderous look
ing in the way It drove straight out
that made by flesh creep to watch It.
Several laborers had been accidentally
struck by the stream and In each case
the man was killed as suddenly as If
hit by a cannon ball.
"I remember on one occasion some
rival claimant came down from Shasta
and took possession of a cabin not far
from the end of the flume line. Our
boss. who was a big Irishman named
Murphy, told us to play the stream on
the place. and as we were all spoiling
for a row we lost no time in obeying.
I never saw such a demolition in my
life. The shanty flew seven ways for
Sunday and one of the fellows inside
was pitched bodily through the air and
landed in the river. The distance was
so great nobody was hurt, and after
that our gang was known as 'Murphy's
light artillery.' Mark Twain draws a
very vivid picture of hydraulic mining
in 'Roughing It,' and from personal ex
perience I can assure you h8 hasn't
embroidered the facts In the least."
A Tornado's Freaks.
John R. Musick of Kirksville, Mo.,
thus describes. In the Century, certain
madcap pranks of a tornado which
passed through tht city.
"'Many strange freaks were played
by the tornado. In a tree-top was
found a woman's hais, supposed to
have been torn from her head as she
was carried through its branches, yet
no person was found near it. A numan
scalp was found three miles from the
city limits. under a bridge. Notes, let
ters, and papers were blown from the
city into Iowa, and found ninety miles
away. One promissory note of $400
was found in a field near Grinnell,
Iowa, nearly 100 miles away, while
clothin.r and papers were scattered
along the entire distance.
"One woman was decapitated by a
tin roof, and her child was killed near
her. Some persons who were outside
the rotating current were killed or In
.inred by riv~ing timbers, which, like
bolts from the catapult of Jove, flew
with deadly force for a great distance.
while others in the very center of the
storm escaped with little or no injury.
Perhaps the most remarkble experi
ences were those of MIiss Moorehouse,
Mrs. Webster, and her sen. Tile three
were caught up in the storm, and were
carried beyond the Catholic church,
nearly one-fourth of a mile, and let
down on the common so gently that
none were killed. Mrs. Webster had
some slight cuts about the head, her
son had one arm fractured, but Miss
Moorehouse was uninjured.
"I was conscious all the time I was
flying through the air.' said Miss
Moorehouse, -and It seemed a long
time. I seemed to be lifted up and
whirled round and round. going to a
great height, at one time far above the
church steeples, and seemed to be car
ried a long distance. I prayed to the
Lord to save me. for I believed he
could save me. even on the wings of
the tornado, and he did wonderfully
preserve my life. As I was going
through the air, being whirled about
at the sport of the storm, I -saw a
horse soaring and rotating about with
me. It was a white horse, and had a
harness on. By the way It kicked and
struggled as It was hurled about I
know It was alive. I prayed to God
that the horse might not come in con
tact with me. and it did not. I was
mercifully landed upon the earth un
harmed-saved by a miracle.'
"Young Webster says he saw the
horse in the air whiie lhe was being
borne along by the storm. 'At one
time It was directly over me. and I
was very muc(h m.-'raid I worfl come
in contact with its flying heels.' The
horse. It is said, was eaught up and
cat-ned one mile throngh the air, and.
according to the accounts of reputable
witnesses, at times was over 200 feet
high, passing over a church steeple.
3any who were not in the storm say
that they saw horses fir'ing In the
wind. Beyond being well plastered
with mud. the white horse was unin
jured by his aerial flight."
A Fine Job.
Two park laborers eat on the~ curb
stone of the Easte:n Parkway in
Brooklyn eating din'2er out of their
pails, for it was the noon hour. and
dIscussing their sr~rroundings In a
brogue which suggested that they had
n't been over very long. One of them
fell to admiring the Museum of Arts
and Scionces, which stands back from
the Parkway.
"It's a foine big buildin'." lhe said;
"an' solid enough put up to last for
"'Tis thot." agreed the other. "But
what is it fer?"
"To kape dead hoogs an' other
crachures in." said the first. "It's a
museum. It is."
"An' are the'm l!g letters cut into the
stone ahoe the windies the name uv
--I ono what thim leter's wud he."
said the li:'st speaiker. Ie fell'to spell
ing out the words. andl presently a ray
of imeollnae wceieded the puzzled
expression on hN face.
"Sure. I har it." said( be. "Thim is
the namIes atv then contrt'orst."
"'Tis a foinie .-ob they done. anny
way." observed the ether adlmiri nily.
"They'd he big men in their own line
wId slathers of inflooenc'e. bhike."
And Patrick made a g'ood guess, for
the names gravenl in the stone were
Aeshyl us. Sophoeles. Perieles. Hero
dotus. Socrates. Theydides, and Demos
THE New York Times eX
presses its present opinion of
Wmn. Jennings Bryan as fol
lows: "Ilt is simpl)e jiustice to
say that the leader of the Democ
racy now presents a more re
spectable figure than in any
year since lie entered national
politics. The Bryan of 1900
stands before the people as a man
with the boldness of honest con
victions. The sincerity and
courage of such an attitude are
admirable" The world moves,
idous and wholesome
A Suicide Table Where Scores
Have Despaired.
A Bridal Couple's Tragedy-Suicides
Know Their Fate-Few Try to Es
cape Their Goal-Incidents of the
World's Most Famous Gambling
To the right of the Moorish salon, the
second from the entrance in the great
gambling rooms of Monte Carlo, stands
the suicide table.
This accursed piece of furniture has
a record of causing 113 suicides in ten
years. according to the count kept by
C. Eonvenisti, formerly chief of the de
tectives in this room.
Even the chairs of this table differ
in the intensity of their hoodooed state.
The chair to the left of the croupier
facing the entrance door has claimed
seventeen victims. The twenty-third
chair accommodated eleven suicides,
six women and five men. The others
have records of eight, five, four, three
and one death.
One day five years ago, writes 3.
Benvenisti in the Chicago Inter-Ocean,
my neighbor at the table was a young
Parisian. He sat in one of the one
death chairs, and won. When the doors
closed be carried off 200,000 francs.
Imagine my anticipations when next
morning I found him installed to the
left of the croupier. I felt like tearing
him away or slipping a card into his
hand, to warn him against the seat he
had chosen, but my official character
forbade me to interfere, and, besides,
my advice would have been scorned,
for' the fellow gambled like one mad.
He lost his winnings of the day before
and 200,000 francs of his own money.
When his last 1,000 franc note was gone
he rose, and swaying to and fro like a
drunkard, stumbled out of the hall,
laughing immoderately.
Two of my men led a merry chase
for this unfortunate, and when they
caught up with him he jumped off the
railway bridge, knocking out hisbralns.
Another case that haunts my
dreams! One day an elderly gentleman,
Signor Antonio Cesare, who knew my
connection with the Casino compelled
me to give him the seat I was occupy
ing. next to the croupier. I did so with
a bleeding heart, for this old man was
the very picture of health, and I was
an intimate friend of his cousin, the
Mayor of Bentimigli.
Well, this gentleman lost nearly a
hundred thousand francs in the day
and evening. When he got up, his own
mother wouldn't have known him. He
looked ten years older; his flesh had
falic away; madness stared out of his
eyes. Next day they fished his body
from the lake at Mentone.
Then there were the Parlingtons, re
fined English people. They were on
their wedding trip. I never forgot the
look of delight with which young Mrs.
Parlington pocketed her first small
gain. The pretty bride fairly coaxed her
husband to stake 10 francs.
When night came they had a couple
of thousand francs in their pockets.
Next morning they took chairs Nos.
23 and 24. No, 23 brought them the usu
al 1'uck. They gained 30,000 francs. But
on the following day came the inevita
ble change. The 30,000 francs went back
to us, and the couple's little fortune
followed. They walked from the room
deathly pale, hand In hand.
My detectives informed me that they
took the train for Nice withourt troub
Iin~g about their baggage. They shot
ar.d killed themselves in the Windsor
H -otel there. Everybody can see that
the cloth on the suicide table is of more
recent make than the rest. Yet the
Casino company is only 318 francs the
poorer on that account.
Here are the figures: Cloth for double
table, 250 francs, painting of yellow fig
ures, 50 francs; nailing down, 18 francs;
total, 318 francs.
Against these'figures there Is an off
set 'f 600 francs, which the Casino
company would have been obliged to
pay the young Russian for traveling
expenses. This Muscovite Prince re
fused to become a pensioner of M.
Blanc's heirs, an-d blew out his brains
over the table where he had dropped
his all,-400,00J0 francs.
It happened two years ago, and it
nearly cost me my job. The circum
stances that one of the directors of
the company drew me Into a corner
to talk about the same Russian's per
sistent ill-l'2ck just a minute before
the shot rang out-that alone saved
me from disgrace.
The incident itself was soon forgotten
and had no bearing on the game. It
has nothing to do with the supersti
tions attaching to the suicide table.
The ill reputation of that piece of fur
niture was of many years' standing
when the Russian commn.tted his flag
rant breach of Casino etiquette. He
was No. 85 on my list of unfortunates.
When I saw a man or woman ap
proach the suicide state, my first care
was to prevent him or her from spoil
ing more cloth. I signalled my men to
press around the party, and prevent
him or her from putting a hand in the
pocket or from striking the croupier.
Many desperate cases I approached
as a fellow gambler, offering to assist
them and pay their homeward journey.
I dare say my intervention--which
cost me nothing, as the company re
co'iped rne-has saved many a poor
devil's life.
Whether suicide candidates have a
foreboding of evil when they come to
our table, I don't know, but a few try
to escape their goal. They come flanked
by prayers or holding a piece of hang
man's rope. Others try to insure their
fortune by paying the croupier 100
francs before the day's work begins.
Of course he accepts the bribe. He isn't
tampering with his employer's profits.
Robert B. Jennings, was held up on.
a street car near the corner of Wash
ington avenue and Broadway, Et.
Louis, Mo., Oct. 30, and robbed of
$1,043 in cash and $48,247 in negotiable
Harry Wallace Struck and Instantly
killed his wife with a hammer at their
home near Deakyenville, Del., after
.hilch he fled. The couple had not
'een living happi-y for some time.
T HE postoffice authorities have
discovered that somebody in
Washington has been sending
mail sacks full of clothing and
other personal property from the
Capitol to St. Louis, under the
postal frank of a congressman.
That's a small matter. The late
Gen. B. F. Butler used to frank
all of his laundry home every
Week and frank it back to Wash
~ington, thus protecting himself
against the extortions of the
aundrymen at the national capi

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