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He Bh.ws How a Min Can Ova-COMe
Evil. In this discourse Dz. Talnage de picts the Btruggle of aman vho desires liberation from the enthrallzent or evl and shows how he may be s_ Er:e; Prov.rbs xxiii, 33: 'Wiea sO.ll I awake? I will seek it yet aan." With an insight iamo h-nan nature sach as no othcr man evr haa Slomon in these words is sEtthAng the mental processes of a man who has stepped aside from the pa.: of rectitude ana would like to return. Wishing for so)ne ting bstter, he says: "Wen s:-na I awake? When shaii I got o-mr thi;-1 rible nightmare of iiqit3 ? -Br, se z ed upon by uneradieted speoye ili pushed down hihi by his . cries out: "I will see it ~ e 1 will try it once morc!' - About a m: from FriThn - there is a Lkating potd. InI a when t.e ice w-.s ve~y tem, a r living near by t - - g m the da:ger of sk g a . '. all took the w.ri:g ;': cr O - :^lg man. He, in the sprit of brvsdo, Said, "Ba,3e,omo ruaa more." :--.2 StLuck out oi his 1a 0e 1O6 brO and his 1M.less bcay vs brozht U7 And ii all matr o, t a": allurement it is rct a pl .e h is proposed. but cnly jaet or VOC i dulganoe, jast one m .r siu. I en comes the l &lity. Anw3. vor th on: rou;;d more! ''I pill s.ei again." Oar libraries are adrrned wish cle gant literature a idreis d to ycuzg mcn pointing out to them - thz er and pesils of life-emple:e n Lsf the voyage cf-hle-the ti : th rooks, the quicksa:.,s. Bu. suppoc a }oa:-i maa is a:r .d .h--i'.;-ek: , s.ao pore L is already -.ff t e . ac, .upC he h h r-a-y gc a-rav, Low .-n :e get back? Taa. is a qi.tao? L a ru mains unanswered, anza a.1 Il-e booki of zae hoie I fiA ot ono word on that s: j ct. To -.t Ce:S of persons I aiiis day :d ress sye . Yo.u cam,.re wbat .s a:re tow wish what you were three or four y:a-az ae, And you are greatly disearte d, Y.u are ready with every pa-s:oa cf y ur soul to listen to a dimszien like ,h:s. Be of goo3 choei! Your best ca-? are yet to come. I offer ytou the . o: welcome and rescue. I put the siivec trumpet of the gospel to my lip2 andi blow one leig, kud bhst saa5ig, "Whosever wii, lt im come, and la him como n;w." The curcL of Gad is ready to .,pread a banqtiet upon y.ur re. turn, and all the hitrarchs of heaven fall into line of bannered procession over your redemption. Years ago. and while yet Albert Barnes was living, I preachod in his pulpit one night to the young men of Philadelphia. In the opening of my discourse I said, ' 0 L:>rd. give me one soul tonight!" At the close of the service Mr. Barnes iutroiuoad a youag man, esying, "Th a is the young man you prayed for." But I see now it was a too limired prayer. I offer ro euch prayer tediy. It must take in a wider sweeps "Lord, give us all these sonls today for happmness and heaven ! So far as God may help me I propose to show what are the obstacles to your return and then how you are to surmount those obstacles. The fist difficly in the way of your return is the forca, of moral grvitation. Just as there is a natiralaw which brings down to essh anything you throw inio the air, so there. is a correspond~ig moral gravitation. I never shall forget a prayer I heard a young man maze in the Y~unig ,Ien's Christian Aisscistion of New Yo-k With trembling~ voice and streamiing eyes he said: 'O God, thon knowest how easy it is for ms to do wrong and how hard it is for ine to do right! God help me!' That man knows not his own heart who has never felt the power of moral gra.v.tation. In your boyhcod you had good aseoc: ates and had associa-.' a. Which most impressed you? Daring the last few years you have heard pure aneede:.es and impure ancdotes. Which the easiest stuck to your memory ? You have had good habits and bad habibs. To which did your soul more easily yield? But that moral gravitation may be resisted. Just as you may pick up anything from thre earth and hold it in your hand toward heaven, j at so,, by the power of God's grace, a fallen soal may be lifted towara peaco, to vara par don, toward saivatioa. Aoe force of moral gravt. son is in every one of us, but also ye .. In Goa's gce to over come that force. Tne next thing in the way of your return is the powir of evil habi. 1 know there are those who s-.y it is very1 easy for tneon to give up cvii hrits. I cannot beie.ve si.m. He~e 1s a man given to intoxiecatio-., w..o kuws it i diagracing h.s famtiy, asuruyL~g id propensy anl iuis m-.&, mm and oul. ]f u.at rian, betg an un 11l gera man ana iz.g h.a LEnztaiz, coulr esaty y.ve up ma~ naar, iem .o ao ho? .iu? 14.e,. eO.es not -a up L 1 a vary c;a.- a~ga a wth gre.a. f.ra 1u si>' -e *(e :u th to u?,s~: .--2, ii a A panician .iL ?h nuse quit ui. a hauu , t up i e o ' -s : bu s a skua rat .- U .. a comapie.e n..ga.. - 0erl tha-, has roLi. d va'eo woo i..,.r:ti., ear~h and shaken ponce is~ d c.; ens? He nras quit ebaao. Afte awhile he says: --. am wiang to ao as I plesse. 'ilue doctor aces not uner sand my caie. I am goa bae to my old habuls." Anid he CLur. Everything assumes is uan:-l coa-Po ure. His t~e:e seem t~o he. The world betonmcr an mrUtve pla-o to jive in. His chiidren, seeirg tne difference, haii the ra:ura of thiri fathers genial dispositon, V- hat wave of color has dashed ozue into !u sky, and greeness into the maaroaain foliage, andl the glowv of esphAie into the sunset? What enca ntzn~t has3 lifted a wodd of beauty ani jy cq n ais sou? Ho has resume.. tobacco. The fact is, we all know in our owvn exprence tuat he.-it is a ~assadr. As long as we coy ia it docs ..c. et.s; tise us; bur jet us reA:, artd we n that werare l'.Lod anha scarj?3on Wf4s and bound was ship cr.tde an} tnrown into the track of one breaking Jugg. r . a man 0 ve tenor Lweun tv ver3 of cv iolog r..solves to da b.y are all the fo cas of dark ness Pllied against him? He gets down o7 his knees in the midnightand cries, G h c! m-!' He bites his lip. He gr~id his teeth. He olinches his fist in a duminatimn to keep to his pur o Ha dare not look at the bottles in the window of a wine store. It is ono larg, bi:ter, exhausiive, hand to har d fight with iMa smed, ttutahz:ng, mereil.-s halbit. Waen he !.h*'nks ho is entirely free, the old i:elinaon p.:uaos u.,on him lk a pack of hounde all their muzzle tarinog away at the flanks of oue poor reinds3r. In Paris th is a seuiptnrzd repre m t cl i of cas the god of revelry S is g o-. a p at fall eap. 1h gsive!, Let every one Who0 i sDa rg ou oi ways undei S e i n ding a d~oile ind well n s d, bat thit he is riding a . t d zd 1oodzhirsty and go inz 3- a deh L.ap a a" yo say if a man wints to retur.n iom Evil prac ices scoieiy re .s s r The prodig-I. wishing to -II, trisa to aka so..a pr-ieasor of ril n h The professor of rlo l.2oo at 'n, O" o t tt fadid -r asi~' t-e mirks or di-sipation. d iustd Of Oirg him a fi:-m gzrp o hioda rsL io daln ond of the I og-r r of the left hand, wh:i n (q-n. to snikir a msn in tne face. 3, f- few (:rrsyan people under e . a mnos go:pel her3 is in a I ',, h--. ed i:g! S2:e 1m -S -'n y ou h..v i feit the r-ced ofc t .d some Christian an t ..tn you hSartiiy by the h.nd, ;.,a YOU 110L fast th-ri*-Ling tro evev n ,er o' your body, mind an i s.ul al enouzvg'ment that was j-ist Whw 'i rre i, wishing to get int , rd's;-e. ty. enters a prsyer meetine. i 0. a man wiSouz muh ese S h a b, saying: W-y, ary r? You are , t the jast person : ge d to -ec -n a prayer mat in. Well, the iyng nief w-s ,ve,1 a. d sere ; have or you." You do :o-. knw aa-yhing ab ;ut this unI a 1ou !,.e zn i t when a man mries :.W :Iu- from ev'1 coursrs of concuo I ruas against rupu s oas iniaora I Ie. bisey of som3 man, "He livs a blec or tw- from the eburob, or half aI ra the chroa." I2 r.lt our great ctLu-s t ere are men who are 5.000 miles frAL .huren.-vast deserts of inciffer enea be-ween them and the house of Goa. Tae f At ib we muct keep our re spectabilizy though thousands perish. Christ sac with publican3 and sioner, but if there ome to the house of Goi a man with marks of dirsipation upon his peoplo are almost sure to pa., up their hsnd in horror. as much as to say, "Is is not shocking?" Bow these dsinty, fastidicus Chris Lis in all our chute* es are goirg to gv; into heaven I d3 not know, unless they have an especial train of cars cushioned and upholstered, each one a car to himself. They cannot go with he great herd of publicans a:d sinners. 0.2,~ye who curl your lip of scorn on the fallen! I tell you plainly that if y ou had been surrounded by the same ifluence instead of sitting t-adsy among the culhured, and the refined, and the Crisian you might have been a crouch ing wre~ch in stable or ditch covered with filth and abomination. It is not because we are naturally any better, but because the mer ty of God has pro teted us. Those that r.re brought up in Chritan circles and watchr~d by Ca tian parentage should not be so hard? on tne fallen. I think also, that men are often hin d::red nom returning by the fact that chuches are anxious about their mem brshi, too anxious about their de nomratin, and they rush out when they see a man about to givo up sin and return to God and ask him how he is going to be baptizd-whether by spriking or immersion-and what kind of a churca ho is going to jAin. It is a poor time to talk about Pusby teian ottehism and Episcopal litur ges and Methdet love feasts and Baptist immersions when a man is about to comne out of the darkness of sin into the glorious light of the gos pl. Some of you, like myself, were born in the country. And what glorious news might these young men send home, to their parents that this after noon they had surrendered themselvs to God and started a new life! I know noa :t is in the country. The night 4: on. The eaitl stand under the r&k, thrzoughi -:hich baut the trusses o: hay. Tnie horses have j~is: frisked up frnthe readow brook a: the night-fal? a t.d kie deep in tha bright straw tat, in:es themn to 1:e downi and -ren~. Te pierch cf the hovii is full of fowi, tait ftt wsarm under their feethers. Wzn the tights gec. cold, the fum.es c.:p Lhzir h'onas a .ove thes great br. los and shake the sheaow of the grouip mmr tere for i.alf an iiut say .g :oivz. I woze what the~y ars - on e- re o-ur t-y is ln t:-W. tO -r ?' ,A w: : .ar a-sO r- "l n 1a. n .a wen y e. 3. nUa pr,;.. s - e etGA a:a bcoIu bt;r.a- ~ uswl can we ~.:u wi C.S. Sh 0 ur an0 to Ge .2da rom th dp Und so f.. ao nei alood. Cry * i ?a 0 forgie:m as u may ove:~ a: modi th er iyar, they cnn-: auswer. I) i! D~ad! And r. yo i.i~ t ke (,ut the wai-e look of -or ma: we Lon o mother's rbro j.ebfr h.y buried. her, and y oul iu .; tLe can-e with which your rsder used to walk, and you will think nd tir.:k and wish that you had done j sac as iey wanted you and w auld give the 'nodd if you had never thrust a pag drough their dear old hearts. GAd pity the young man who has bought disgr:ace on his facher's namel Gdpity the yourng man who has br oknis mother's hear t! Better that 5. :ver te:n born. Better if in u - E i: eu f his lire, instead of be isy 2 n:: th r-.a bcoom of ma t n-i .ar:.ess, he had been o-affined ada u cared. There is no balm pow era na to heai the heart of one graf 7and who wanders sbout through the disor.1 cemeterv rending the air and rirgirg the hr-d3 and eying, "Mother, moJLd!' Oi, that toda, by all the memories of the pa.t and by all the L!ces of the future, yoa would yield you, heart to G>.! My your fabher'3 U A a -d your mother's God be iourG;d forevo:! This hour the door of mjrney swings wide open. HEsitate n:t a moment. In many a csse hesitatio is the 1-o3s of all. A; the corns a a street I saw a tragedy. A young man evidetly daub ed a3 to which direction he had bettcr taki. The young man hesitated at a tm3 when ittion s ruin, aad the baI angel smote the po I aIgl uifil it de parmd, spreading wiogs through the starlight, upr:i.rd .-d a :ay, u.til a door tiung cpcz ia the sky, end for ever the wirgs vanished. Tat wag the turai' g poin0 in th-t young man's his tory,, ior, ta, - i angel fbs--n, he heditadno lc e, but star ed on a Pathway wh icih is beautiful at the opaning, bat l-aD1' at the lat. The h-d aral led 6ie way thrcugh gte af ter gaTe, aUd at ca . gat t.e rotd ne e!m= rougher and h 'a.y mole iur, 'nd was %7s peculi: r, is Ihe gato sl 4 r u eam to wtL a jar that initse n Vr d never opn. Pas t e1eh p ai t re3wera a g Widng o 10A.. and % :.-oving of th- bolts, and the eaenery on cn side the road chans d from g_rcens to d:Eerts, a id thJ JuLe air bee:Im= S Cut:;ig Dcein bar blaa, ani the btight ;ainy of tte bad cSgel tweed to !c."", and thz ba:re t t the s'stt had tssd wi-h wi.~e ued ci r.h bubblhag tease oi foa&xing *d, ar'd cn the rghct sie cf the r.-d t"'rc wa a s:rpent., and the m-en s;ai n he had angel, "Wnat i; th: serant?" And the answer was, 'Tha: isthe rrent of sti:.g!ng 1r+ m r.e." a -he f sids o thi road tnere w A , d the s a -k-* d :ba s etumr wes "I .at i, th ii.>n d : devu ui A va tem fa tarocaZu Glt tki. a'.d the. a " s,( is t-e o d a i '-lti; ttt v6itu ?' Tne a weer m, ' L'u: is E1' va.tIe wai i-,z for thie c ets of the s aiu." And' Lhan ae 1;, sa d :o the bad an : " at does all ia moa? I uns:e i wha. Iumu said a: the street coer: I trutd it a.l. Why have Su thu:, d r.o:ere me?" Th'n tthe lant i-capsiOa fell off the charmer. atd lie s id: "I was sent fom the pit to de s roy y ur soul. I watched o c iaoce for manzy a long year. When you hiei tazed :at riglt at the s:reet opraer, I gnined my tr'umph. Now ou are her';. Ha, ha! Y u .re here! Ccme. now, let u. fi I the chalie aid drink to dar ness a:d woe and death. Hil, haii" Oh, young m;n, will the geoi angel sent forth by Uhrist or the bAd angA sent for;h by Ein ;et the victory ovir your sou.? Their wiuga are interlockisd this momeni above you, contending for your soal, as above the Apenninas eagle and condor fi-hs in midsky. This hour decided eternal destisies. Letter from Capt. Kidd. A letter 200 years old, from Captain K-dd, the notor.ous pirete ciief to John Bailey, E q , of ieN Y erk, which from ev:idesce contained in iL is beieved to be genuine by those to whom it has be come an heirioomn, has been dep.,il.ed for safe keeping, with other pae3 in the cffi 4e of the recari commissoners cf Providence, R I. ThPie letter is the property of Edward Field, ciera of she munto pal court of Providence, and hiatorian, a decenant of tne Warner famIly. which was among the first to settle in* what is now tao town of Waen. it was fond among family papers. Apparenty the cormunication was wrtten after the capture of Captain Kidd:. It 2 dated Batn 170.0-1, and sx says, in part: , 'I fear we are in a bad situation. We are tuen to: pirate3 and you met come to Boston as soan as you get this: there is r.o oneo I can 4iepmnd upon. If I do not see you, 1 wAlI teii youl where my money is It is * * * * a beried oni * * * * isknrd in Boston harbor on the * * * * * island in two chesus, containing from 15,00J0 to 20,000 pounds steriir g in money, jew els and diamonds. eb~y are rou:ied abou; four feet dee;, wmoh a flut btone on tnem and a pile of stone nearby. There is no one who knows where it is but me now lhvu g "it is about * * * * up the hill Eide. Den't fail to come to me a8 Soon as you receive this. If [ aa gene to E:,gland be there as soa as po.i:iile. eSaore the money and diamonts bef~re oa come as money wi do n great deal Zor us." The letter conta.ins much more mat ter and refers to maany incideuts which hava been f iand to be his toricidly cr ret. The 30:4ta3 whica would itell .z actly where the trsare was buri.d ar om.tted and their piaes ar.: take by croets. I: is cjn:,ierezi likosy that aieog with tue ietuer went a..other ar.sg in wl?Ic wa~i given tac icy to Rescued, Half Frozen. i...h E , taps i$ ., sicI, uom51 i'ert Jtacon ~'r ib.....a., AL , 1i..:: a m j .. *... - .:l . cr. O pt. e eo, . rD. l.rG j d~ ~ a *d L ... ., Ly nehed In ludiana. LI:..e 0.d La tedy( was p~ca in a weij fr&Om wLi i ir. &s e~ken by Kei I whens~ ix cie..: aierm d at th-e.s ofI ea:ch, .-n s ta..;n i1. a creek mlany miles isn tc:c wel. Ti.he cr. onstarc:a of meC mu-doer rave beenA vve~dly recalled by an sru:der of tw.o w.men, also at E;aasvitie w::hin the pu ow days. NLi D.svis and a wom~zan ling with ini on a shiimty boat at Tiptoaville, enn., ha&vo mys5.eriously aa.;:r,.d inn it is b-l ed they naveom me ur 'ered. Tneu* b~at was foand a suor;, di~ ace b-lon town on ;tv Meissinpi iver. Blood closi a r.: found ali over tacnaaor and ca the now of thie boatI hee the Lboiime are suposed to have been thro-vn tuzo the river. DLavir was i miserly fishercman arnd reputed to bave saveid a cooaid :cable sum of money GOOD ROADS TRAIN. Prac ical Instruc -ion in the Arc cf R a ! Bu Id ng. ORE %T NEED OF TAiE sou ri. Greenviiia Invites the People cf the State to the Oood R >ads C nvantion in December. Oa behalf of the citizens of Gren Ville an invitation id extended to be people of Sau h Carolina to visit our city during the week beginning Mon day, Dec. 16.h, when the "Good Roatds S)ecial" of the Southern Railway rill ba here for the purpose of building sample roads and holding meetings with the view of teaching the people in practicai road building. This i3 the only point in the Picdmont sction where the train will stop to do a.ny work, and everyone who cAn do so ought to take the opportunity of learning for h:mielf what can be done in the mak ing of roads with neoeEBary machinery handled by men who are experts in the bu inos. S) much has been said and written ia roga:d to this subj?&: of good roads th.at the people of une South ara prac tealiy in txorcugh accord with the idea that good roads are an acqini'ion and 3eonfic to any community. Every one is convinced that the lack of good roads is one of the greatest drawbaeks to the growth and pr.apriy of the South, and to r-uoply this 140k :S one of the mos: eriuw problems before us to-day. & n3( wora of miin roads built undar cni di:otion wiah durable and p rm.ient material will aione'mcet the urg-:n &mad of our rural ci stricts. a d market toias. The lines of com pctton are baing drawn more olose-y v ry year and ti margin of profits ire grown g m:'re s! . er in consequence, s) y ta; L is impirativa to employ every e'emsnt looking to low-priced prodae z.on and cheap dis-ribaion of tie crop; taan are growa on the farms, and waich are to be consumed by the non produc ers. The ea.ure populatioa of any sto tion is interested in whatever clay con trioute to this re-uit, and ic it c!early iemonnra'.cd that good roads are a prime factor in the development uf the country, while providing the gr6atest econcomy ia bringing the produce and conteumer together, Eo that both clasee will profit by easy and cheap transpor tation over our publia roidi. How can we secure batter roads in the South? This is the question to be dIscussed by practical men in tha Good Raads onventioni which widl be held in this city while the road-making is being demot.s:rated on the r)ads and streets. Organized and practical lines must be laia down to secure the results aimed at, and it is necessary that every eizzn shall give his moril and finan cial eupport to measures which are in tended for the. beafii of all. Good roads mean a direct benefi: to evers f ar mer, as there is no plan that wi.l do more to enhance the value of lands and develop rural communities than perma eas and well-oonscrczeted highways. Nothing can be found to c ;ntribute more to the contentment * ad b appiness of a farming population, and whatever conduces to this state of aflaira on the farm confers lasting benefits upon towns and cities, for the prosperity and advancement. of the farm.ers are qik ly rt f!.cted in the growth and waih producing character of th sir neighbars. While there is groat unanimity upon the advantages of good roads, there is in reality very little practieal knowledge as to the means and appliar~ces for securing this desirable reslit, tind hence ie proposed conventioa caghit to at tract men from every walk of life, espe cially thote who are engaged in making and executing the laws of the esate. The burlen of constructing and main taining good roads must not fall upon any particular class, and while the woik of road building ii a tractical ne cesity, there is also an imperative re q arement in providing the way. and means for constructing roads upon an equitable and j2st basis. This can be ascertained by diecussing and demon tration, and hene th s propriety of organizing Good Roads aseociations while giving instruction in practical road building. Both of theso of j:cts will be attained in the coming of mh3 "Good Road Special" next month to Greenvie, and sach an oppo:tunity is rarely given any people at so moderate a cost. The citizons of Greensi'.!e are arak ig tull preparation for the accommodi in of hundreds. and thousands who are expected from every quaiter of the state, and in addi~ion to th~e hotels and boarng houses, the private families are asked to take boarders for tho week in order to provide for any extra de mana on this eccnion. J F. kt:c was n, A J S Laomas, J Ri Hetn Jas. II. Wi~hams, Jr. t're~ C . m.e9. Greetivlla 8. C, Lv 15 19u1. A Petty Case. ..t ue - ar :.a.d .e. nd : A. New Enine. C -ee o, c h ---.- e pa $ca) d a *aa :r.i esp ta. driv ra atL p *i ar, whc vnie ais ay pui t y _n___pr__ TheA__ o Aur New Edr ongie. o si ur :tas no sta.ionary iarur oher ithan he j .u:nais and fouacation fr:see whia carry it. The osu:.g of rhe tur binie revolves aa wll as the elhaft, but nan oppositoe direction. While the bar t ropels one propeller, th~e O'ise, 'rlirg in the op~posite direenioa, o a sod e.ewv, both scras driv g the veieel. Death Ends Hunt for Gold. Attorny Qcnueral John M. Sneers of Jhio, heard irom Tacoma, Wash., that Hus Es na Seou who was M.ra. Sheet's deter, has p:obaly died from sta~rvation aid cold in t ao ittrior of Alaska. She mer t to Cape Nome last ysear to try for uns in the gold fi-:lds and later joined a party going to a new region in the .terir. Tfne members dropped out intil only Mias Scott and George Dun san were left. She gave Duncan all ,he money she had to return to Nome A GRE &T SCHME. It Rtlates to Apple Trees aid Iffe rs to ladies "We get four letters a eay, o- aa aversg4, a idressed t> that party," said Mr. G adien Coleman, the aff.b.e reg ibtry derk at the postoffije. The ad dress on the envelops rcferred to rea "Reuben Amos Apple Tree Company, Troubletown, N. 0.," or words to tha eff cot, "Each one of thoze letters con tains $12, and at an average of four Ietors a day that fellow t u ,ht to go; $300 a month out of the registered lot t:r from Columbia-not to mention bie checks gnd n oncy orders that he geis All this is in return for an offer of employment-for ladias to do writing at home. They send $12, buy 60 apple trees at 20 cents each, and become ageats. They are then expce.ed to # rite a fe w letters each day to friends, telling of the apple tree buijes,, et*. For this Mr. Amos agrees to pay $20 a month. A great many people who nav. tried it report that they are getting their money regularly. The schome sounds like a fake, but there are no re ports of anybody being hurt yet. 02e gentleman in speaking of the novel ar rangement said he could not iee how there could be money enough in the world to pay all these agents, but where in the diokens are all the apple trees coming from?' If there are four lettera a day from Columbia sent for apple tr.es I thrn there wonid be due to arrive hero 1,680 aprile trees per week, 6.720 p.r moo..h, 80,640 a year-provided busa ness doesn's grow slack. E-ghtv thous ar,d apple trees for Columba! Wha must is be for Charloate, for other citie for the Ststes of Norih and South Carolina where the Mr. Amoa has his agenis. Tne number cf treaa he selis mazs aggregate hundreds of thousans a . ear. T'ia scheme was started in this cun try by a newspaper man in Fiorida. He h.s& fis oded the state with thousands oi papers which are 'ead by nobody, an4. ne aceds na circulation liar to unake his tsbeription li-it one of the largest in the south. Yet there are not many peopie who could off hand giva th. name of the paper. A man up in Normr Carolioa niow eff -s to employ agents ia this way to seii deyley rngs. Anosher wan-s to.sell Iadian relies. And there may be o~hers as ye- usheard of. Same who may be disposed to con demn this as a iottery periaps overlook the fact that some of the mos; reputa ble and most suba.ancial firms in the souih :nave worked the same plan, the only difference being tha& the paper and apple tree men have had nerve to run it on a big calc. Many people remember that a year or two ago they were urged to buy a crupon which would entide them to a book containing several coupons. By the time this book was exhausted, the holder was entitlad to a suit of cloihes, hat, pair of shoes, or some thit g of tha kind. Ba5 there's excite mmnt in it, and that is what the vori wants. Found in the Woods. Last Friday week ago a negro, Jo3 Jonnson, who lives atout three ar~d a half miles east of Bawmnaa, reported there that he had fund o2 the pre ceding Monday, near his father's home, a horse and buggy in the woods. The buggy was in good condition and comn paratively no yr. It is a top baggy, painted black with oak panelled body and red runnir-g gear, which is -very light. No part of the buggy is n jared and it does not seem to have expieri enced a runaway. ][t was soid by Oscar R. Lowman of Ceangeburg. The find did not occur until after the horse's heath, which was caused by starvation, as is seen from the ondition of the trees and shrubbecry within its reach. Some good sized trees are nearly out down, being eaten somns distance into the wood, Joe Johnson claims that the harness was all on the horse, but the bridle, hamas, and collar were loose, the lines being folded up and stock through the saddle ring. He was out hunting, he said, and came across them. Further he says that he missed a dog from his place, and, seeing the buzznrds, went to try to find out if it was the dog, when he ran up on she vehicle about 400 or 600 yards from his home. Nnl - ing has been heard he'o about a lost horse and ba'ggy, ant nhe otuizona are trying Lo ir.vestigate the mystery. J. Diversity of Crops. This is a text from which the farmers have heard many a ser mon, but they dont seem to do much good, but, as the Augusta Herald says, "there has ne ver before existed a great er necessity for our farmers to, realize The importance of plant ing grain as well as cotton. The high prices cotton has been bringing have aroused hopes that have all too slender a foundation, and so the planters are less prepared than ever to meet financial demands that cannot be met on seven cent cot ton. Now we can do without a great many thiugs, but we can not do without food, and when the planter tbarely covers wi tile proceeds of is cotton crop the running expenses of his farm ise is in raLti a bad fix if he cannot supply from his own acres the fooni necessities for the family, hands and live stoek. Our Southern farmers have, wnhl a very fe w exceptions never reamzed the importance of rais ing wnat they needed for home consumptious, and have steadi ly spent all their profits from cotton and gone in debt for what mnighit just as well have cost them nothing but labor and~ space. With the increased de mand for grain in all the foreign markets and with tihe short corn crop in the West, our farmers will find that their corn wvill cost them no less than a dollar a bushel. It does not require a very accomplished mathematican to realize that at this rate the cot-: ton will not pay for the corn. We do not urge our planters to* give up cotton, nor do we advise them to attempt planting grain: for the markets, but we do plead for a crop sufficiently diversified for it to be unnec essary for the Southern farmer to send to the West all of the money he earns.'' Will they do It is said that not only will the Coast Lino through trains be ltted with steam heating apparatus, but the improve ment will nold good over the entire sys- | tr., on all main line trains. The stoves I il not be removed, but will be kept| EA NEGLECTED FINE ART I Woodcarving Is a Handicrft Suitable for Women and Girls. One of the subjects of great itterest to the public now Is that of occupa tions for women, and the question, "What shall our girls learn to do that will make them self-supporting and comfortably independeut" is asked on all sides. Among the callings sug gested that have been tried or follow ed by women, little attention so far has been paid to the industry of wood carving, which must be classed under the head of art. In considering this general topic Cd the advantage offered by the various classes of artistic effort commonly pur sued by our students, surprise has often been expressed that there has not been established in this country years ago and properly equipped school or master teaching woodearving or wood sculpture as a fine art. "In Europe," said one of the workers In this art, "this delicate handiwork has for centu.-ies been one of the favored forms of artistic pastime among the women of the nobility, and to -y it counts as its devotees many of ,.he most exclusive and most highly cultured women on that continent. Lessons are as generally ta-ken there in this fascinating art by the young women of the uppar classes as are. music and painting by the daughters of families of like social rank in this country. "It Is Indeed strange that this craft, adaptable in its application to so wide a range of use and ornament, has never heretofore been properly pre sented to the cultured classes here. The work is far more cleanly tha~a painting, either in water colors or in oil, and the implernts require less attention and care. The simple and most exact principles upon which true art is based are from their yery na ture susceptible of more ready com prehension and mastery than those ute derlying many other branches com monly taken up. "The skilful handling of the few tools required is quickly attained. and in a fe v- lessons the average scho!Rr is able to execute excg:site work at once a surprise and a delight. "In addition to the rare pleasure re sulting from kuown ability to create beautiful things, there are greater benefits accruing to the scuiptor, not to mention others. There is the fact that he has learned the better to ap preciate and value proportion, form and delicacy of outline. and this knowledge, aside from the personal satisfaction it brings, enables him to judge with true accuracy the artistic merits of all things, naturai or manu factured, having form as their basis. This essential sense can be secured in no other way so readily. Indeed, the artistic faculty, the aesthetic taste it self, can be perfected only by a fair knowledge of the truths which a course in wood sculpture supplies. "This fact is being recognized in this country now, as It has long been recognized and observed in the centres of high art in Europe, and even in the Far East. Wise masters of the chisel now bring their dainty craft to the art loiers of our Nation, and the void that has been felt in the art -education of this young country will not long con tinue. Art In every form Is but the expression of a refined sense. Indeed, nothing more surely marks the spirit of true refinoment than the degree in which an intelligent love of the beau tiful is manifeet. Hence it is that cultured persons are not only constant patrons of art, but seeit themselves to become proficient in sozine one or more of Its branches. "Music, sculpture, painting, ceramics and various other familiar forms of hile endeavor have furnished ere slon to men's increa'.ed and increasing culture, and given broad opportunity for the development of individual faculties and tases. Great as have been the benefits to mankind from the achievements of masters In the several lines mentioned, it may be well assert ed that the chiefest good has come from the attention given thereto by cultivated men and women, who sought only further self-improvement, and not the mere making of fortune or a name. "This chaste love-for the refined has become markedly dominant in recent times with the better classes, as is evidenced by a large number of such persons who, in every department cf aesthetics, seek such scholarships un der the great masters who have un selfishly relinquished the broadening advantages of public service for the restriction of studio or instruction room.~ Tnder the gnidance and in the companionship of such tutors our fa vored youth have grown in technical knowiedge and proitiency along se lected lines, until now it is by no means rare to find among our women and men those who work with brush, pencil or pen. or whose ability as vocal or instrumental musicians vies with the best p)rofesionals in the re spective directions. And yet in every such case, the only end sought w~as, as before stated, the high culture of self and the increased means thus a& cured of contributing to the pleastire of others. The perpetuity and the pen fecting of our civilization rest, and safely so, upon such a citir-nship." New York Tribune. Ha't Pin~s. Now that hatpins are selling for $1, 00 downward, the minds of Inventive geniuses are turuiug toward a pin that will stay in the hat, past all dlanger- of falling out. Recently there was a patented split that was provi~ded with a little spring which worked by pres sure. A very nice hatpln, w~lh a head of amber, had an amber fastening accom panying it and fastened by a gold hain. The fastener was stuck in the at so that to lose the hatpin you must ose the hat also. A very ultra little piece of Jewelry s a band of pearls connected with the atpin by a gold chain. The pearl band Is used as a broach or as a pin rpon the breast The gold chain angles from the hatpin and makes a pretty piece of finery for the womans who likes "fixings." The band may :atch the hatpln, and be of any jewels r plain gold. Any device Is good so long as it holds the pin; and when you reflect hat every year there are hundreds of ollars lost in hatpins, the economy of~ a little fastener is easily computed. When a man has mairried a charming woman, if he doesn't continue to make ove to her some other man wvill! "A discussion has been star t d in the West," says the Ne .v ork Tribune, "by a sermon o~fJ a minister of Spokane, in wh ih e made the unqluestion ably -rue ssertion that athecists, infidels nd agnostics have built n >in titutions for the relief of suffer ag and need. There are no' i-ux-. [ey' hospitals, 'Robert G. Iiger ol orphan asylums, 'S -uart lil' maternity and lying in omes or 'Haeckel' refuges for the aged and indigent. It is the pirit of religion alone which is ble to establish and maintain uch institutions." A dispatch front New Haven, onn., says Carl Stoeckel, of iorfolk, Conn., has given ab - olutely to a board of trustees the birthplace of John Brown, an Torrington, Conn., including house and farm." Oid John rown was the original anarch Lst in this country, yet these ~anatical NewEngland people ono his meory. HOW MEN MAKE LOVE. Some Do It In a Grandiloquent Maa ner and Fall to Make an Impression. All sorts of men in all kinds of conditions have made love to me. While I won't say that I loved them all in return, they-that is those who sent me fruits and flowers and bonbons, not diamonds and gems, succeeded best with me. Stage wom en don't want big things; it is the trifles that touch their hearts, says Marie Dressler, in St. Louis Post Dispatch. Handsome men have never succeed ed with me. They are generally too overbearing and make you feel as if they did you a favor by making love to you. The little gentlemanly things a man does win a woman's heart. I like a zian who takes his hat off in my presence and the cigar out of his mouth the moment I come neai him; who rises from the table and remains standing while I am being seated. I like the man who divines when I feel a draft and gets up to shut the window even if.it is in a garden. The man who wants to win my heart mustn't do these things only for a few weeks, while I am getting interested in him, but keep right on I doing them. i The straightest way to a woman's heart is by snmall and gentlemanly courtesies. It never fails. The man I who showers diamonds and costly Ipreserts upon a woman is usually very ostentatious about it. The fel low who comes along with a bunch of flowers or a bonbon box makes you feel as if you did him an honor to accept. his present. He'll win where the other will get the cold shoulder. Love-making is an art which wom en understand much better than men. -Marie Dressler, in St. Louis Post I Dispatch. Fighting Yellow Fever. If the ship enters the mouth of the Mississippi with a clean bill of health ana no sickness on board she is al lowed to . proceed to quarantine. There the quarantine officer and his assistant physician go aboard. The reports of the master and -physician are received first. Then the crew is mustered, the roll is called, and, as each man's name .is reached, he steps out of line and extends his arm to the physician, who feels his pulse, and if the slightest abnormality is aetected indicative of fever the clin-! ical thermometer is used at onco to get the degree of fever.-Earl Mays, in Leslie's Monthly. neavy hainris. Exceptionally heavy rainfalls often occur, sometimes with disastrous ef fects. For periods of five minutes rain falls have occurred at Bismarck. N. D., at the rate of nine inches per hour, at Jacksonville, Fla., at the rate of seven inches, and at Galveston, Tex., at the rate of 61% inches. In periods of 60 minutes rain has fallen at these three stations et the rate of over two inches per hour; at Galveston at the rate of 2/, inches. One inch of rainfall isequiv alent to 27,154 gallons of 226,000 pounds on each and every acre of the wetted, area. Rainfall at the -rate of nine inches per hour represents a falil of 33, 900 pounds, or 4.073 gallons, per min ute per acre. In five minutes, such a r-anfall would cover e.ach area of fo-at square ,miles with 51,000,000 gallons-a quantity miuch in excess of the daily I consumption of the city of Washing- I ton.-Washington Star. An Unexpected Result. An amusing episode occurred-at a political meeting at Lavendon dur ing the general election. After hear ing the speeches of the candidate and1 his.-supporters an aged conservative from Wolverton mounted the plat form and caused some mystery by dra matically holding aloft a walnut, when he proceeded to say: "This is a political walnut. Tho rough shell represents the radicals; the next, the thin, bitter skin, is the liberals, and the kernel represents the good conservative." A man in the audience cried out: "Now crack it." The Wolverton tory did so, when, lo and behold! the kernel was rot ten! .The admixture of laughter and chagrin that followed may be imag-1 ined.-London Spare Moments. Chinese Fun. A man asked a friend to stay and have tea. Unfortunately, there was no tea in the house, so a servant was sent to borrow some. Before the latter had returned the water was already boiling, and it became neces sary to pour in more cold 'water. This happened several times, and at length the boiler was overflowing, but no tea had come. Then the man's wife said to her husband: "As we don't seem likely to get any tea, you had better offer your friend a bath!" -History of Chinese Literature Like Your Shadow. False friends are like your shadow -only with you in sunshine.-Chica o Daily News. Pretty 31ad. Clara (after a tiff)-I presume you would like your ring back. George-Never mind; keep it. No other girl I know could use that ring, unless she wore it on her thumb.-N. Y. Weekly. Woman's Tact. Rev. Cassington-Hlonestly, Miss I Deering, do you think my sermons are too long?I Miss Deering-Oh. dear. no! I mere ly 'think that life is too short.--Puck. A Chenper 31ethiod. Knieker-Jinks has been ordered abroad tco take the mud baths. Bocker-Why doesn.'t he stay at I hoec and r-un for oflice?-Judge. Merrick's Head Comes Off. It seems to be wdtten that the "old' iie" Republien.ns must go and cne by one ihur heads arc droppcd by the owers that be. The hitest is that Mr. . A C. Merrcek has been remov,.d as deputy coletor in the int cas reve-.ue ! eprimat of thisi State avi Mr. Ha- ~ par, of Ron-a Path. is named ashi snecssor. H pr is a "CJommercial )encrt" sad hiq appomn'ment is re ei~d as such. the Republian afhori tld isclaimine anr crdi' for his sun s a-d amiting that Coilector Koc - er male the appointme-nt without RB inblian sliaitsion. T HE Chicago Chronicle says: The Chicago and Kansas City platforms are still responsible for disorganization and defec tion." But how does it account C for Ohio? The Chroni<cle was hilariously happy when the - uhio convenation refused to in orse the Kansas City platform0 nd happier still when it gave rominence to Democrats bear t ug the private brand of thell~ Chronicle ~NF~AP FOM BNDA This Man Says He Was Trick. ed Into An Insane Asylum. WILD RACE FOR LIBERTY. Through Tennessee Swamps, Cut By Barbed Wire Fences, In a Strange Country. Story Told Dy a Man Who Says He Was Put Out of the Way For His Little Fortune-is Escape From Louisville-The Utmost Limit of Endurance. Moses D. Morris tells a thriling tale Df his escape from the Great Western Insane Asylum, in Bolivar, Tinn., in which he was incarcerated for several weeks, although, he declares, he was perfectly sane. He was tricked into the asylum, he says, and the object of those who had him placed there was is little fortune of $35,000. Mr. Morris's favorite among the un fortunate inmates with whom he was locked up was "ike" McDermott, who Lad been educated for the priesthood, ind who was at times entirely rational. The two talked over plans to escape from the asylum, and finally consulted with another patient. Dr. B., who had' become isane through drink. - "To-night." said the Doctor to them ne day, "there is a baWhii the North Eall. You will file over from here, and on the way will traverse a long aarrow corridor. At the left of it and midway there is a winding stair down to the ground dioor. At the end of the lower corridor is a door. For an hour every evening it is unlocked, but you must pass the watchman's door. If he sees you all is lost. If you reach the door you may succeed. Try- it, and. God save you." - -. - Mr. Morris and "Mike" decided to dopt the Doctor's suggestion. When ight came Mr. Morris put on his even Ing dress suit, even to patent leather shoes, in order not to excite suspicion, though it was storming hard and he knew he ought to have heavier cloth ing If is plan to escape succeeded. "When the warder marched'us over to the hall," said Mr Morris, "I was walking as In a dream. Down the long, dimly lighted corridor we snafed like a company of flagellants. I looked ahead with blurring eyes. There was the spiral stairway-my heaven of-es-,". :ape. I slunk behind the unfortunate in front of me, trying to make myself smaller. I reached the head -of the strarway, gave a glance around,- and then down it I dashed-like'a madman In reality-down, down, down, reach Ing the ground floor with my head in a whirl. "I looked forward. - A .food of light pored through the opening of the watchman's door. How could -ever get by it? My blood froze with the thought of capture now. I tip-toed long, then made a sudden dash through the blaze of light like a spec tre. I reached the door unseen. My rain was on fire. I seized- tlie great Latch and threw my strength Into the ast stroke for liberty and home. Thank God, the door yielded. That gust of 'ind-swept rain, enveloped me like a :housand angels 'sent for my deliver me. Into the darkness I plunged, not snowng, not caring, possessed only ith the colviction that I was free ree, free! "On and on I raced. I was hundreds' >f miles from home, In a strange con ry. The December rain pelted me In orrents, the mud was- almost to -my' nees. I did not know a single road, yut plunged on and on, with the hope f finding some sort of a path-any here on earth, so long as it-was out f sigh of that accursed place. I lared i~okback, still breahlessly pan d from a dfstant bill,7I awthe tarrets mluminated by he lghtn sflash, and then tliey fad K from uly sight forever. "I,.found that in tearing- through a arbed wire fence in my flight I had :orn one of my fingers almost fromi ny hand. It bled profusely, but, bind g it up as best 1 could, Leet my ice ~rom the scene of my miseries, sesn ing the darknes's for one evidence of he habitat of civilized man. Knowing hat they would soon bee after me, I ared not lapse into a walk, but kept ip a fierce gait, over ridges, through ~reeks, surmounting every olistacle,. :he mud of 'the Tennessee valleys often :o my knees, falling into ponds whose - :hin ice cut me as I plunged." F!nally when almost totally exhaust d, Mr. Morris heard dogs barking in :he distance, and, following up the ;ound, came to a little csin.~ The egro who owned it took him in and 'ared for him for two days. He was. 'ourteen miles from the asylum and a indrd miles from home. "Afterward I offered my watch for rare to Nashville, but the young man f the house said, "The lightning ex ress stops for water just a half min ite down here about a mile. Conceal ourself nearby and board the blind $aggage car. You are safe till you get : IouisvIlle.' I thanked him, bade hese good people adieu with tears of rattude, and, with the help of my ~riend, an hour later boarded the blind aggaae car of the mid-night express. God bless you all!' I screamed out as sped away through te darkness oward home and my dear ple, plt. id with cinders, stifled and strangled rith smoke, but with my heart beat g fast with triumph. I arrived at Zouisvlle at daybreak to face my ac ~usrs, who saw the miracle of my es ape from the prison asylum with con ternation and terror. How I ever sur yed it I do not know, but here I am. afe, sane and sound, proving that rhere there Is a will to break from un ust bonringe. with right on your side. here is no limit to human endurance." They gently chid the poet in that he iways took ihe gloomy view of things. "Do you ever write on an empty tomach?" he asked. The poet glared up at them with ~lssy eyes. "Often there Is no stationary in the zouse" he moaned, for hehad now be ame delirious. nie delirious.-.Detroit Journal. The if-inv'e li. n regard to h recor i of in e of the cirourt om o S-nta C" - faruied Tbe ee ite New 5:; Ah~a C. Wellbo:n rm the las two b uned velame, N-,. - 8 adi No. 59, o' ihe' Socuth Carohina otte wil ibr 'd wa n erest by the., riends of iAot. dme t jait, An md. Rmvrsed. 7atsS 6-13 11 7-13 'oo~xd 73 4-7 21 3-7 rv 73 4-7 21 3-4 J- 72 2-9 27 2-9 l uth 66 2-3 33-1-3. . 62 1-1 37 l-2 e'et 58 1-3 4L 2-3 |u3 aen 5,8 1-3 41 2-3 Bseies the abova tho following were ifid: B.;.h-na 1; Gary 1; Qage. ; ow:S.ad 1. Deamw 19 h" been fired as 8->uah rira College D.,y a't the Charleston cs-n L 1a expeeed that day > sve a b ,g rally of the alummi of a o to c.debts~e ..ha centennial THE State of Georgia paid-out he~r Con federaite pensioners tst year $77,000O and has a comn rtable home for them in At mnta urrah for Georgia.